With computer voting machines, it’s entirely possible that the “margin of fraud” concept has been superseded by pre-programmed victories.
One of the things I check out every day is the Morning Report by J.J. Sefton over at Ace. I have absolutely no idea how J.J. manages to process and summarize that much material but every day, there it is, all processed and summarized. What caught my eye in today’s Morning Report was this:
Under the old system, you could assume that perhaps 2% of your opponent’s votes would be faked (cemetery votes, underage, out of district, etc.). If that 2% was correct, you couldn’t just calculate your victory to be 51% to win. Your victory would have to be 53% to accommodate the imaginary votes. The great the fraud, the more you had to up your game amongst legitimate supporters. If you fail, you end up with John F. Kennedy beating Nixon in exchange for his promise to the mob to unionize federal workers — a promise he kept.
In so many ways, that election was the beginning of the end. Unionizing federal workers opened the door to a level of corruption that even Franklin D. Roosevelt, a hard core wealth-class socialist wouldn’t contemplate.
For those unfamiliar with the problem, in a normal union situation, both labor and management have skin in the game. Both want the company to survive and both are reliant on the marketplace for money. If either gets too greedy, they risk killing the goose that’s keeping their golden eggs flowing.
In the government context, though, neither of the two parties has any skin in the game. Labor understandably wants more money and the government representative has an interest in getting more money for labor, in exchange for labor’s promise to donate to the Democrat party. (It’s always about Democrats, since JFK started this scam.) The taxpayer is not at the table. He’s just the endless piggy bank. This is how you end up with a federal labor force that’s 90% Democrat and is willing to go to any lengths to keep a reforming Republican from getting elected — and, if that Republican gets elected, will violate any laws (because they’ll protect each other) to destroy him.
JFK’s election also started our downhill slide because his assassination broke something in middle-class American. They became deeply vulnerable with that assassination and the left rushed into to fill that empty space. Part of the left’s tactic, of course, was to claim — all evidence to the contrary — that it was a right wing conspiracy that killed Kennedy. Suddenly, Republicans had the mark of Cain.
JFK’s election and subsequent assassination also put Johnson in the White House. Johnson was a much more effective president than Kennedy would have been. He ruthlessly exploited the Civil Rights Movement to Democrat ends, rather than to American ends, or even black ends. He also escalated the war in Vietnam, although Kennedy might have too. (It’s doubtful that Nixon would have done the same but who knows?)
Anyway, I’m digressing wildly. My original point is that the margin of error has always mattered.
However, if all the information about computer manipulated voting is true, there is no longer a margin of error. What I believe happened in the disputed states (and probably in most states with Democrat election management and Dominion or ES&S voting machines) is that the machines were set so that, for every one vote Trump got, Biden got 1.056 votes. The reason I offer that precise number, although I can’t find the link, is because I know I saw somewhere that Biden invariably ran 5.6% ahead of Trump in the states using Dominion voting machine. That lead is a little too perfect across multiple states. If that data is true, it sounds as if Biden’s lead had been built into the system ahead of time.
And that’s why I think that “margin of error” is an outdated concept. Whoever controls the machines wins. The vote will always come out with a perfect, pre-programmed lead for the Democrat candidate. Or as the 1871 cartoon from Harper’s Weekly about New York’s corrupt Boss Tweed says:
If you can’t read the fine print, the made up quote says, “As long as I count the Votes, what are you going to do about it? say?” Meanwhile, the pedestal against which he leans says “In counting there is strength.” Democrats have never changed and Republicans, being fools, never learn.
If Biden really wins, a lot of bad things are coming our way, but that doesn’t mean we give up the fight or destroy our personal happiness.
As I write these words, the election is anything but over. It’s possible that the Democrats overplayed their hand when it came to vote fraud. It’s also possible that, in January, Americans will see a doddering, corrupt old man sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
I can game out some things if Biden actually wins (and by Biden, I also mean Harris when the Dems kick Biden out under the 25th Amendment), without getting the Senate, and it’s a mixed bag. These are my guesses:
1. Sunni nations will rush to make deals with Israel because Biden and Harris have promised to pull Iran back from the useful brink to which Trump’s policies pushed it. Those alliances might be enough to create a balance that looks like, although it won’t actually be, peace. This will be good for Israel because the new Democrat party is extremely hostile and President Biden-Harris will do everything possible to make Israel’s life miserable and pander to the Palestinians.
2. Biden will crack down on fracking because his base demands it. America will cease to be an energy-independent, energy-exporting nation and we’ll again start funding bad actors around the world who happen to be sitting on oil and gas. Everything will become much more expensive because our entire modern economy runs on oil. This will be a disaster for people on fixed incomes.
3. Because conservatives seem (just barely) to have kept the Senate, we will have two years during which we will not need to worry about court-packing or adding new states. If the Senate flips in 2022, expect both to happen immediately. The fact that the Constitution bars the District of Columbia from becoming a state will not stop Democrats because they will have a 15 member Supreme Court that finds a penumbra of an emanation that overrides the Constitution’s explicit words.
4. Biden will immediately reverse the President’s executive orders about Critical Race Theory, the 1776 Project, and the reinstatement of due process for men in academia accused of sexual wrongdoing. American education will continue to degrade and federal workers will be indoctrinated in Critical Race Theory. Race relations in America, contrary to what the media have told America, will decline rapidly. White men will bear the brunt of it, which neurotic white women engaging in high masochism to show that they’re not racist.
5. Biden will make love to China, which will once again suck the money out of our economy, and Midwesterners will return to unemployment and illegal Chinese opiates.
6. Biden will expand DACA and essentially give amnesty to all illegal aliens. The border will be reopened entirely. This election will have been a little too close for comfort for the Democrats, so they’ll continue to work on replacing the existing population with people already accustomed to socialism and corruption.
7. No, the Supreme Court won’t be able to stop him because the federal bureaucracy will simply ignore the Supreme Court. That’s the real problem. Trump has created a mostly conservative federal judicial system. But because Biden will allow the bureaucracy to do what it will, the Deep State will ignore any rulings it doesn’t like and their boss — the president — will do nothing to stop them. Indeed, ultimately, court-packing will prove irrelevant as the left realizes that the Court’s power is imaginary.
8. Keeping in mind that the Court’s power will be imaginary, Biden will issue a stream of executive orders aimed at disarming Americans.
That’s off the top of my head.
Having said all that, I’ve still decided to be happy. I’m certainly not happy about what will happen under President Biden, but I don’t do myself or the world a service if I collapse into a neurotic, screaming heap as the lefties did for the four years of Trump’s presidency. I will be a happy activist working to shore up conservativism in America, working to keep the Senate in Republican hands in 2022, and working even harder for a future President Crenshaw, or Cotton, or Cruz, or any number of other hugely intelligent, committed, proactive young conservatives.
Yes, politics is my life — I write about it for a living — but that doesn’t mean it has to destroy my life. There are so many good things: Lindsey Graham, my Senator, beat back the most heavily funded Democrat in American campaign history. I have my health and a good, hard-working brain. I have loving children. I have wonderful friends. America is still America and, God willing and thanks to Trump’s hard work over the last four years, it is strong enough to survive four more years of crazy.
What we conservatives need to do is what the leftists have done for 50 years — we need to fight to take back America’s institutions. Speaking of which, Fox, which hired a Democrat operative for its election desk, needs to be thrown in the garbage heap. I will continue to listen to Tucker, and I know there are many of you who like Gutfield (I just don’t have the time for both him and Tucker), but otherwise the station is dead to me.
Every election we talk about fighting back, but we never do. We’re conservative. We put our heads down and pay attention to our lives so that we can be self-reliant, free people. We have to look outwards, though. Frankly, I don’t know how. I guess that, like George Washington Plunkett, if you see your opportunity, take it!
And that’s all I have to say for now. The sun is shining, my dog is gently snoring behind me, and I am happy.
I’m procrastinating like mad so, of course, I’m watching cat videos — and I may have come across the best one of all.
It all started nine years ago when a stray cat wandered up to someone’s door and made some demands.
I like vocalizing animals, so I thought this video, standing alone, was pretty good. Little did I know, though, what would happen when Conor Broderick, who is a freakin’ musical genius, got his hands on that video. Honestly, I’m seeing a Grammy Award here:
And as a bonus video, this has nothing to do with cats but it still made me laugh — and if I don’t show it to you today, I’ll forget to show it to you later:
This post is not intended to rain on anyone’s parade, but I am getting concerned that we’re looking at the wrong voter enthusiasm metrics.
When I go to Real Clear Politics’s polling page with information for October 12, this is what comes up for the General Election polling:
As you can see, the polls show Biden running away with the election. For Trump supporters, these numbers are mystifying. First, they look remarkably like the numbers for 2016, when Hillary was beating the pants off of Trump in the lead-up to the election.
Second, we’re pretty sure that the Democrats have been so violent in their opposition to Trump that people are hiding information from the pollsters. After all, you don’t know if that nasal, mumbling person taking the poll is a BLM or Antifa supporter who is creating a database of people to harass. We know that’s what the BLM/Antifa types do. We saw it this August in Minneapolis when a person running for elected officeterrorized a police chief’s family at their home:
Video shows incoming Minnesota State House Rep. John Thompson, a Democrat, leading the mob, hurling epithets and obscenities at frightened children standing outside Kroll’s home. The mob also took swings at pinatas that depicted Kroll and his wife.
“I’m a black man being terrorized by the f****** klansman right here,” Representative-elect Thompson shouted. “We are terrorized by the grand wizard. Ya’ll got the grand wizard living in your god**** neighborhood. All the klan exist in Hugo, Minnesota and it’s right here. Don’t run now. Don’t run now, racist white people. I’m here. Oh yeah, we pull up. We pull the f*** up.”
A radical lawyer and civil rights activist is under fire after threatening Kansas City police and their families in an speech addressing alleged police brutality last week. “You don’t think that we know where y’all live? You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school?!” the attorney fumed in angry rant that was captured on video.
Stacy Shaw is the attorney for a pregnant black woman who was arrested at a KC gas station late last month. For the past 10 days, Shaw has been leading an “occupation” of City Hall in Kansas City, Missouri to protest the arrest.
“We are not being kind with you anymore,” said Shaw. “We have been courteous. We have been respectful, but we aren’t doing that anymore,” she warned.
Shaw said she is seeking to have the licenses of the peace officers involved in the arrest revoked, and then threatened to use her allies in the education system to turn their children against them.
“We are going to start showing things with your children’s teachers,” the attorney said. “You don’t think that we have extensive researchers? You don’t think that we know where y’all live? You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school?!” she bellowed through a bullhorn. “Who the f—ck do you think we are?!”
These people are scary and the less they know about us the better. Not only might they be making the phone calls but even a legitimate polling outfit poses a risk. Even if the person on the other end of the phone isn’t an Antifa/BLM monster, the polling companies probably have eminently hackable databases.
Third, we point to voter enthusiasm, which is over the top for Trump. Even with the Wuhan virus, people are still turning up by the thousands for Trump rallies:
Wow. This was the line to get into the Trump Rally in Minden, Nevada today.
Then there was the amazing Miami car rally this past weekend, with 20,000-30,000 cars showing up. I believe that this consists only of a subclass of Trump supporters; namely, anti-communist Latin Americans:
Just ran into the Biden Car parade in Miami. All 15 of them
So pathetic that they try to imitate everything Trump or his supporters do except it’s a bootleg and ghetto pic.twitter.com/xKDVIrVQm1
It occurred to me, though, that we’re looking at this wrong. The polls shouldn’t be comparing Trump to Biden, or even Trump enthusiasm to Biden enthusiasm. It’s clear that the energy on the left isn’t for Biden. Instead, the energy is against Trump and America. Joe is just the decomposing surrogate for a Democrat party that intends to un-do the great American spirit.
Thus, perhaps when pollsters are asking, “Do you support Trump or Biden?” what the people responding are hearing is “Do you support the Trump or do you support the despising Trump and destroying America?” Unfortunately, there’s a lot of enthusiasm for that second choice:
If that’s the real poll — Trump rallies v. BLM/Antifa rallies — we have to fight harder than ever. We absolutely cannot look at the “Trump v. Biden” metrics and think “Those polls are wrong. The real energy is behind Trump. Of course we’ll win.” Instead, we have to look at where leftist enthusiasm really lies. Then, we vote as if our lives depend on it (because they do) and we hope that the people who like getting on the streets are too disorganized or too anti-social to make it to the voting booth. The fact that they’re young militates against a big voter turnout. The fact that they’re unprincipled carries the threat that they won’t be too impressed with the rules against cheating.
Most of the time, I retain my equanimity when dealing with Trump haters and Biden lovers. Today, I cut loose just a little bit.
I am in an unusually feisty mood today. I try not to be in feisty moods. I tend to write or say things I regret when these moods descend upon me. I was hostile to two people on Facebook and just stopped myself from responding to a very hysterical letter about Trump.
I’m sharing everything with you now because maybe that will get it out of my system and allowing me to return to the imitation of serenity that I try to impose on myself most of the time.
I’ll start with that hostile letter. The letter writer – a leftist Jewish woman — was deeply offended that conservatives would care about Jews, because we’re all going to die here from the virus, and it’s all Trump’s fault. She also said that millions will die from preexisting conditions because of Trump and that Trump will replace Roe v. Wade. Also, Trump is a dictator who can only be compared to Hitler. He doesn’t give a damn about Jews, blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, and LGBT people. He is, in other words, evil personified.
I wrote the letter below and decided, at the last minute, not to send it. I’ve learned that engaging with crazy people is like getting sucked into a black hole and, while there, being gnawed relentlessly by thousands of rabid rats. But this is what I wanted to say before common sense reasserted itself:
I meant to begin this email by stating how impressed I was that you could correspond from the concentration camp in which Trump has placed America’s Jews preparatory to slaughtering them. You don’t deserve that kind of sarcasm, though. I can see that you’re genuinely upset here.
I might also have pointed out that Trump cannot take away Roe v. Wade. Only the Supreme Court can — and the most that the court can do is return the matter to the states, which may make their own choices about whether to allow abortion within their borders or not. Along the way, I would have said that the slaughter of 61 million babies since 1973 is quite a Holocaust, but one that doesn’t seem to concern you much. But again, I see that you are frightened of the prospect of de-federalizing the abortion question, so I’ll leave that one alone too.
As for his not caring about the blacks, well, I will admit that Trump doesn’t seem interested in defining people by and limiting people to their skin color. The fact that he’s past laws that help get out of prison the black men whom Joe Biden put there with his 1994 Crime Bill is surely an accident, as is the fact that he’s finally funded Americans Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Other than that, all he did was deliver a roaring economy that most benefitted blacks and Hispanics — but he was trying to benefit all Americans when he did it, so you’re right, he doesn’t care about blacks or Hispanics.
My parents were indeed immigrants. They waited patiently for nine years to come to America. It wouldn’t have occurred to them to sneak into the country and live here illegally while taking benefits from taxpayers. I guess there was something very wrong with my parents.
I can’t write about Obamacare as I can’t afford it. I’m not in the class of people who are heavily subsidized, but I am in the class of people who’s private market policies went up so dramatically in price that insurance is beyond my means. Let’s just say I’m not a fan of Obamacare. But clearly, it means a lot to you, and I respect that. I believe in the free market. Government mandates always strike me as costly, inefficient and reeking of political favoritism.
As for the virus, we must agree to disagree. While Trump was closing the borders and creating task groups, Biden was calling him a xenophobe and making vague statements about sending money abroad as he did during the incredibly incompetent Ebola response. While Trump was mobilizing the American industry to provide PPE and ventilators, Biden was still talking about Ebola. Only later did Biden start saying that he would use the government to make PPE more available.
Trump also had the opportunity to use the virus to become a full-blown tyrant and take over all of America — but he didn’t. Instead, he respected federalism and told the states to do what they felt they needed, knowing that he would support them in all ways. He rushed equipment to them, mobilized better testing after the CDC’s dismal failures, and helped built emergency hospitals (or send hospital ships), which were never used. New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and one or two other states had the brilliant idea to lock up healthy people and mandate that nursing homes, filled with the old and sick, must take virus-infected patients. The death rate was appalling.
You’re obviously someone of strong opinions and deeply felt emotions. I think it’s fantastic that you reach across the political divide to read a conservative site. I would urge you, though, to gather more facts, think more deeply, and, for God’s sake, turn off MSNBC. It’s rotting your brain.
As I said, I refrained. That letter-writer was a tar baby, and I was not going to show myself to advantage in that fight.
On Facebook, I got irritated when someone re-posted this ridiculous Facebook post:
I posted a snarkily disingenuous reply:
What did Kazu Haga think needed to be changed in the fundamental system? The evidence for the following came from third-party testimony, from the boyfriend himself, from police body cams, from forensic evidence, and from tapping a drug lord’s phones.
Breonna was identified because she had extremely close contacts with someone who was the head of a large drug ring in Louisville. Should the police stop investigating drug rings, which mostly harm poor people?
According to a third-party witness, the police loudly knocked and announced themselves, which gave the boyfriend time to arm himself and prepare to shoot. Should they have conducted a no-knock raid instead? Breonna would probably be alive if they had.
The moment the police entered, as they are allowed to do by law to preserve evidence, the boyfriend, with Breonna at his side, shot one of the police in the femoral artery, a potentially fatal wound. Should the police have stood there and waited to see if he shot again?
I have problems with Biden because he used his political power to block Ukraine’s anti-corruption investigations into a business that was paying his son tens of thousands of dollars a month.
I have problems with Biden because he called his political opponent Goebbels, something that completely debases American political discourse. Trump is not a Nazi, and it is an insult to those who died because of the Nazis to throw the term around.
I have problems with Biden because he still posts about his 1994 Crime Bill, which sent generations of black men to prison, rather than giving them the opportunity to be fathers and role models in their communities. Trump is getting those men out of prison if they’ve proven to be model prisoners and rehabilitated.
I have problems with Biden because he views Americans solely based on race and sex. If he didn’t, he would not have promised that his vice president could only be a woman, and any Supreme Court nominee could only be a black woman.
I have problems with Biden because he’s on tape calling our troops “stupid bastards” because they didn’t clap at something he said.
I have problems with Biden because I’m not okay with the fact that Biden’s campaign is hiding him, which seems to suggest that they’re hiding a problem with him.
I have problems with Biden because of his continued love affair with China, a country that gave his son $1.5 billion in business contracts, that has genocidal concentration camps for Uighurs, that uses slave labor, that unleashed a virus on the world, and that is systematically stealing American technology and jobs.
Everybody should stop pretending that Biden is okay. He’s not okay at all. He is a corrupt man with a long history of lying and bad judgment, and he’s now lapsing into dementia.
I’d have a lot more respect for Biden voters if they would admit that they are not voting for him but are voting instead for the policies his administration will enact: higher taxes, pro-choice judges and funding for Planned Parenthood, amnesty for illegal aliens, the reinstatement of Critical Race Theory training in the federal government, government healthcare, government support for unions, etc.
It’s different with Trump, who is obviously leading the decisions from his administration. Biden is a placeholder. Those who support him would do so if the only thing that showed up at the debates were a giant letter D.
I need to stop doing this because I’m talking to people who cannot change their minds. This is different from just be stubborn.
These are people whose world view is so diametrically opposed that we’re from different planets. We don’t have the same goals, in which case we’d just be arguing about policies to achieve those goals, something that’s been the norm in elections up until Obama. The current point in American politics truly is socialism (plus that all-important abortion) versus a free market, individual liberty system (with states’ rights determining abortion policy).
All the arguments about Trump’s taxes and even Biden’s dementia are just window dressing. This is the most values’ driven election we’ve ever had. If you’re arguing with someone who wants socialized medicine, open borders, 90% wealth taxes, appeasement of China, a reversion to pre-modern energy usage to save us from natural climate change, using race as the highest value for determining citizen rights (the darker the skin, the greater the rights), abortion up until and even after birth – there is no common ground. There is no persuasion. There is nothing left.
And that’s why I shouldn’t get in these feisty moods and say the things I said or that, just in time, I drew back from saying.
The Democrats have played a long game and are confident that, when they begin their openly planned coup, the military will support them.
Michael Anton’s essay is framed as a question: “The Coming Coup?” In fact, Anton proves that the planned coup is already in play. Unlike the ordinary conspiracy theory that requires a wild-eyed, paranoid person to connect imaginary dots to create invisible lines, with wildly disparate facts forced together into an impossible scenario, Anton simply points to the Democrats’ own words:
Over the summer a story was deliberately leaked to the press of a meeting at which 100 Democratic grandees, anti-Trump former Republicans, and other ruling class apparatchiks got together (on George Soros’s dime) to “game out” various outcomes of the 2020 election. One such outcome was a clear Trump win. In that eventuality, former Bill Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, playing Biden, refused to concede, pressured states that Trump won to send Democrats to the formal Electoral College vote, and trusted that the military would take care of the rest.
The leaked report from the exercise darkly concluded that “technocratic solutions, courts, and reliance on elites observing norms are not the answer here,” promising that what would follow the November election would be “a street fight, not a legal battle.”
Let me repeat what might have been lost on you: One of the scenarios was a “clear Trump win.” That is, the Democrats are not talking about making an uproar if there’s a repeat of the 2000 election when one state (Florida) had a narrow victory for Bush. Instead, the Democrats are saying that if Trump has a repeat of Nixon’s 49-state sweep, they’re going to take to the street.
What you really need to pay attention to in the above plan is how important the military is to this plan. As you see, the Democrats assume that “the military would take care of the rest.” Anton talks about retired military officers who are all on board:
It started with the military brass quietly indicating that the troops should not follow a presidential order. They were bolstered by many former generals—including President Trump’s own first Secretary of Defense—who stated openly what the brass would only hint at. Then, as nationwide riots really got rolling in early June, the sitting Secretary of Defense himself all but publicly told the president not to invoke the Insurrection Act. His implicit message was: “Mr. President, don’t tell us to do that, because we won’t, and you know what happens after that.”
The problem with the upper brass isn’t new. I already wrote last fall about the way Obama seeded the Pentagon with Deep Staters who have more reverence for permanent power than they do for the Constitution. After all, Trump, by making peace in the Middle East and in the Balkans, and by refusing to engage in wars that don’t directly benefit America, is a threat to these officers — and that’s despite the fact the Trump has built up the military like crazy. Once the military’s built up, the retired officers no longer have well-paid sinecures in the military-industrial complex and the active-duty officers have fewer opportunities for promotion. For them, Trump’s a career killer.
By the way, just so you know that my post touched a nerve, let me interject something here. My post on that point has a fairly unique descriptive title that spells out the premise: “Under Obama, there came to be a cancer in the Pentagon.” That ought to be easy enough to find . . . but it’s not.
Even though my blog is no Breitbart, which Google routinely censors, the people or algorithms at Google took note of my post and buried it — and as of this writing, I can prove it. Go to Google and run this search: “Under Obama, there came to be a cancer in the Pentagon site:bookwormroom.com”.
If you’re like me, Google returns five pages of responses, none of which list that post — and that’s despite providing Google with both the website and the name of the article. At the end of the 5th page, Google coyly provides this message:
Your search – Under Obama, there came to be a cancer in the Pentagon site:bookwormroom.com – did not match any documents.
To provide a control test and prove that I’m not paranoid, go to Bing and search for “under Obama there came to be a cancer in the Pentagon.” My post pops right up as the first item:
The mere fact that Google is censoring me, a fairly undistinguished blogger, tells you that my post is right over the target.
So both Michael Anton and I are on the same page: The Pentagon has a core of corrupt high-level officers, both current and retired, who will not honor an Electoral College result. That’s scary enough but there’s more.
The other sign that the Democrats are preparing a coup involving military cooperation is the Jeffrey Goldberg Atlantic article that accuses Trump if disrespecting the military. The obvious purpose behind the article is to suppress the pro-Trump military vote. The secondary, and more important purpose, is to tell the troops that, once the coup starts, they shouldn’t support Trump because he does not support them.
That’s it. That’s the whole reason for anonymous statements that bear no resemblance to Trump’s excessive concern for the military, whether it’s funding it, blowing up Soleimani, withdrawing troops from war zones, or generally treating the military with open love and respect.
Some of us might say, “No, the military will never fall for that hoax,” but I’m not so sure. A Military Times poll from the end of August purports to show that the troops prefer Biden. On this surface, this is bizarre. Biden, after all, was at Obama’s right hand when the Obama administration gutted the military, threw the troops into pointless military operations, never bothered to take out terrorists like Qassem Soleimani, and abandoned former military people in Benghazi. Obama’s also the man who memorably said that our troops callously air raid villages, killing civilians.
Then again, remember what else Obama and Biden did during their eight years: They turned the military into a social justice experiment, that went far beyond ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and, instead, allowing gay troops to serve openly. In the new order, the military starting celebrating and elevating people like “Harpy Daniels“:
Years before he became a yeoman 3rd class in the United States Navy, Joshua Kelley was entertaining exuberant crowds under his drag name, “Harpy Daniels.”
The 24-year-old Berwick, Pennsylvania native, who currently serves as an administrative supervisor aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, brought Harpy along for the ride when he decided to join the Navy in February 2016, a choice he said was heavily inspired by his father.
Now, despite the furious operational tempo the Navy demands of its personnel, Kelley manages to find time to perform as Harpy Daniels on ship during MWR-sanctioned events designed to boost morale and provide sailors a much-needed break from daily burdens. He even took home a $1,000 Navy Exchange card for a second place finish in a recent lip sync competition.
Within his first year in the Navy, Kelley was voted to be the president of Strike Fighter Squadron 115′s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions, became the public affairs officer for the carrier Reagan’s Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors association, was named VFA-115′s Blue Jacket of the Year and earned his first Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Navy release said.
Sure, the Navy’s always had a reputation for “rum, sodomy, and the lash,” but gay drag queen performers is carrying things a bit too far.
Another example of the effect Obama and Biden had on the military was the cross-dressing exercises at Arizona State’s Army ROTC during the Obama-Biden years:
Blisters, sweat and perhaps a little bit of blood was the sight at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on Monday, when the men and women of ASU Army ROTC braved the Arizona heat to run in fabulous (and some not-so-fabulous) heels to raise awareness of sexual assault.
On Monday afternoon, ASU Army ROTC program hosted the event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” which consisted of students in the ROTC program wearing heels and running 1.26 miles as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
When ASU Army ROTC decided to hold an event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it realized walking a mile in high heels would bring school-wide attention to such an important issue, ROTC Cdt./Corporal Alexis Johnson said.
“The purpose of the event is to create a basis of understanding about sexual violence, stigmas and rape culture in the military as well as in our community and to reinforce standards of behavior, active bystander mentality and to be peer advisers to one’s unit and community,” Johnson said. “By walking in heels, the hope is to instill standards of behavior that will resonate.”
I’m thinking that there might be ways other to make that point than to have the ROTC cadets cross dress.
And let’s not forget that the military, just like other parts of the permanent Deep State, told its troops that MAGA stands for white supremacy. The rot runs very deep. Who cares about destroying unit cohesion by pitting against each other the different races within a remarkably well-segregated military? It’s more important to defeat Trump.
So are the military polls favoring Biden real or not? Who knows? There are undoubtedly more leftists in the military than there were before. Also, given that the military’s claiming that supporting Trump is a sign of white supremacy, those troops who do support Trump probably wisely keep their mouths shut.
The point of this whole post is to get you very worried about what has happened to the American military since 2008. Obama and Biden had eight years to change it into an organization that, at the top, wants to continue to fight wars to keep their careers going — something Trump’s extraordinary diplomatic skills are ruining — and, at the bottom, has young people who have been marinated in identity politics, LGBTQ theory, and critical race theory. Trump may have had minimal sway over the upper ranks because his policies are killing their jobs and he may have minimal sway over the lower ranks because the ideological corruption runs too deep.
The polls show that the public hates the “mostly peaceful” riots, so CNN published a deeply dishonest “article” blaming Trump for the riots.
On May 25, George Floyd, an overweight, violent ex-felon with serious heart disease, who took over three times the lethal dose of fentanyl, along with some other drugs, managed to die on camera while under police control. Floyd was turned into a saint, complete with halo. The Black Lives Matter had found its next martyr and, despite the lockdown, leftists took to the street.
Some of the protests were indeed marches, with only a few peculiarities:
First, the same Democrat media members and politicians who had insisted (and, indeed, continue to insist) that Americans had to remain under house arrest because of a virus, said that mass protests were perfectly okay.
Second, very few of the protesters were actually black. The majority were extremely woke whites, especially angry, neurotic white women.
Third, although the protesters had as one of their core tenets a demand that police should be defunded across America, whenever something went wrong, they wanted the police.
Fourth, all the protests happened in Democrat-run cities that were almost (although not quite) always located in Democrat-run states.
Fifth, when the protests turned violent, the Democrat politicians in charge refused to criticize the protests, saying instead that they were peaceful, and also refused to imprison the protesters, churning them through the system and spitting them out within 24 hours of any arrests.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, all over America, the protests quickly turned violent. Minneapolis lost more than 1,500 buildings, with most of the damage being done to black-owned businesses. Those stores that stood were looted of everything, including the stuff that was nailed down. From there, the mobs spread. From Chicago to Los Angeles to Charleston and everywhere in between, mobs took to the streets, tearing down statues, defacing buildings with ugly graffiti, burning buildings, and looting stores.
In Washington, D.C., the mob tried to break into the White House and also set a historic church on fire. In Seattle, the mob took over six square blogs and created a deadly and destructive autonomous zone. And in Portland, the mob spent weeks attacking a federal courthouse. They tried repeatedly to set it on fire, tried to blind the federal agents who protected the courthouse and attacked the courthouse and the agents with firecrackers, rockets, rocks, bottles filled with ice, and whatever else would cause maximum damage. When federal agents clearly identified as such arrested people, the mob, the media, and the local government screamed that these were Stasi tactics.
Portland’s Mayor Wheeler and Oregon’s Governor Brown, both Democrats, insisted that, if that the problem wasn’t the protesters, who often self-identified as Antifa or BLM, but the presence of federal agents. Merely by being, apparently, the agents sent Portland’s leftist protesters into an uncontrollable rage that could only be slaked through violence. After sixty days, the feds withdrew.
Had Wheeler and Brown been correct, with the federal withdrawal, peace should have returned. It didn’t. Instead, the mob became only more violent, only now it turned its nihilistic wrath on the Portland police, going so far as trying to burn the police alive in a building.
Despite the bloodshed, the death, and the destruction, right up until last week, Democrats and other leftists insisted that what conservatives call “riots” were, in fact, “peaceful protests.” Here are a handful of videos making that point.
Here’s what Biden said in July:
And here’s the clever campaign video showing the lie:
Tennessee Democrat, John DeBerry Jr. castigated his own party for the pretense that the protests are peaceful:
During their convention, the Democrats did not once mention the violence on the streets, nor did the words BLM or Antifa pass anyone’s lips
What changed all this was the polling after the leftists tried to burn little Kenosha, WI, to the ground. They did this because police were called to arrest wanted rapist who fought with them, had a knife, didn’t respond to tasering, and then tried to reach into his car for a weapon. Now, BLM and leftist all over America (especially basketball player) are celebrating a violent man who repeatedly raped a woman. That’s the heart of the left. In 2017, it’s #MeToo and Believe All Women. In 2020, it’s “hey, this rapist is a martyr. Let’s burn up a city in his honor.”
Here’s how Kenosha people really feel about Trump:
We don’t have to guess about the post-Kenosha polling. Don Lemon stated the truth in a rare moment of unfiltered honesty:
With lock-stepped, statist precision, the Democrats in the media and in political positions turned on a dime. Suddenly, Biden was no longer talking about peaceful protest. Instead, in one of the most dishonest speeches in American political history, he accused Trump and an imaginary horde of right-wing militias of causing the violence in America. As was the case at the convention, the words Antifa and BLM never passed his lips.
CNN, which was at the forefront of the “peaceful protest” meme, has now published a hysterical screed that is, if possible, even more dishonest than Biden’s speech. Let’s start with the title: “Trump’s depraved plan to try to win reelection.”
Over the years of blogging, I have read many media articles that played with the truth or presented an alternative view of facts. In my entire life, though, I have never seen anything like this. The author, Frida Ghitis, a former producer and correspondent for CNN who also writes for the Washington Post, is delusional. Or if she’s not delusional, she’s evil, for only an evil person could lie with such fervor and aplomb.
The remainder of this post fisks her article. There’s a lot of dishonest filler, which I’ll ignore. I’m just going to go for her purported “facts,” each and every one of which is a lie or something that mutilates a small core of truth:
That Trump wants chaos and mayhem is not a secret. It has been confirmed repeatedly by his team. In one of her last Fox News appearances, his now-former strategist Kellyanne Conway confirmed what we all knew: “The more chaos, anarchy and vandalism reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order,” she said. Lara Trump, daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, later told Fox that the violence is bringing voters to Trump.
Breitbart debunked this. I’ll just summarize. Pete Buttigieg was one of the first to blame Trump for the violence. When Conway appeared on Fox and Friends, someone asked her about this claim. Conway referred to this video, where the speaker is obviously a Democrat furious that the mob’s violence will undoubtedly push people into Trump’s camp:
Windows of businesses and residential buildings being smashed on University Avenue — which were not preemptively boarded up. This Papa John’s employee asks protesters, “Do you want Trump to be elected?” pic.twitter.com/IbSubGfGs6
When Conway spoke the quoted words, she was echoing what that business owner said, which is that sane people understand that the Democrats are in the grip of a violent impulse and that they will pull back in revulsion and vote for Trump. That’s what the polls showed and that’s why Lemon told people to chill. Lara Trump made exactly the same point.
In other words, Ghitis withheld information from her readers in order to tell a bald-faced lie.
“You know me,” Biden said, “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” vowing he will work for “safe America, safe from Covid, safe from crime and looting, safe from racially motivated violence.”
It’s Biden’s opinion that Trump is toxic. An equally valid — hey, way more valid — view is that the left is making the narcissist’s argument: I can instigate anything I want, whether it’s violence, censorship, tribalism, etc. If you take it, all is good; if you push back against my illegal or immoral efforts, you are the violent, toxic person.
As for Biden, he’s a moron, an opportunist, and a corrupt politician. He’s also senile and desperate to win, making him a sock puppet for the radical leftists who now control the Democrat party.
The response was needed because Trump is trying to blame the Democrats as he stokes chaos.
The chaos is already here. What is Trump supposed to be stoking? It was the Democrats who encouraged their shock troops for three solid months.
Ghitis lacks even the minimal honesty necessary to acknowledge that Kyle Rittenhouse has a superb self-defense claim. Even the New York Times was honest enough to put together a timeline based on videos that showed that Rittenhouse was attacked when he tried to put out a dumpster fire, that he fired his first shots only in self-defense, that he was then again attacked with an intention to kill, and again shot only in self-defense. Rittenhouse’s weapon control was superb because he hit only those who were trying to kill him
As for Governor Evers who let this madness happen, he is pleading with Trump to stay away because (a) he’s afraid people will be happy to see Trump and (b) it looks awful for Trump to be shown against the backdrop of an essentially war-ravaged American city, while Biden cowers in his basement.
The visit and idea that Trump is better for public safety is all a sham, of course, for many reasons. First, Trump is not better on law and order. Consider how many of his associates have been indicted and convicted. When it comes to street violence, this is occurring on his watch. The President who vowed “American carnage” was stopping with his inauguration, has ushered in and stoked violence and divisions.
This is Trump’s America. He owns the violence.
The first sentences make up a nonsensical non sequitur. Even assuming solely for the sake of argument that the Democrats’ unrelenting attacks against Trump, in the leftist New York court system, in the leftist federal court system, or in the House, had any validity, that is a different animal from whether a president is pushing for law and order on American streets. Unlike Obama who ignored whatever federal laws he didn’t like, one of the things Americans value in Trump is that he believes in the law as written and believes in applying it equally to all citizens. The left cannot point to a single law that Trump, in his role as America’s chief executive, has violated.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
Again, Ghitis lied spectacularly by writing statements that lacked the proper context. Here’s Ghitis again:
Still, he wants Americans to blame Democratic governors and mayors — and fear that Biden will make it worse. But it is Trump and his supporters who bear much of the responsibility for turning mostly peaceful anti-racism protests into battlegrounds. And the strife is not just continuing, it is intensifying; becoming bloodier, deadlier and riskier for the nation.
Democrat protesters in Democrat-run cities, with Democrat mayors and prosecutors who refuse to arrest or even stop them, in Democrat states, with Democrat governors who have refused to augment their resources with federal help. But it’s all Trump’s fault. Only a madwoman or an evil one could write this and believe it.
Desperate to win reelection amid the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression and the worst public health catastrophe in a hundred years, Trump is playing with fire. How far he will go is anyone’s guess. Some fear America could unravel into civil war. But that’s something no one — save the most extreme of the extremists — wants to see.
The leftists cannot point to a single time in the first five months of the COVID craziness that Trump did not follow Fauci’s advice, no matter how awful that advice was. The Democrats pushed the lockdown as hard as they could. One has to believe that they were motivated by more than blind fear. At a certain point, they must have realized that the lockdown would trash the economy, which was Trump’s strongest card going into the election. Having trashed the economy, they then blamed Trump for its collapse.
As for the “public health catastrophe,” we know a few things: Lockdown or not, most states and nations have exactly the same virus curve. Like an earthquake, it hits hard, and then has aftershocks, going up and down until the disease is integrated into a society like all other coronaviruses.
The real carnage was from those states that forced sick people into nursing homes, turning them into abbatoirs. The elderly are less than 4% of the population, but the Democrat governors turned them into around 40% of the deaths. (I’m not looking at statistics now. I’m going by memory for these numbers, but I think I’m close.)
Whether or not they support Biden, it’s hard to believe many Americans disagree with Biden’s plea, “We must not become a country at war with ourselves; a country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you.”
Biden’s words are too little too late. They come, not from a commitment to America’s well-being, but because of poll testing. They’re good words but from an unreliable source.
Most Americans are horrified by the violence. I have no polls to prove that. But I know most, including most Trump supporters, don’t want deadly clashes between Americans who have different political opinions. Most Americans, Democrats or Republicans, don’t want to see looting, arson or vandalism, and certainly not killings.
Really? Most Americans? Not Chris Cuomo:
Leftists reveled in the violence when they thought it would hurt Trump. They backed off from that reveling only when polls showed otherwise.
Remember the arson and destruction in Minneapolis after police killed George Floyd? A video went viral showing a black-clad man with an umbrella in one hand and a hammer in another, smashing windows.
Minneapolis police said he was suspected of white supremacist ties and was trying to incite rioting. He succeeded. “Until the actions of…’Umbrella Man,'” police said, “the protests had been relatively peaceful.”
Did you know that no one has ever found “umbrella man”? The above is all speculation. But even assuming, once again solely for the sake of argument, that umbrella man started it, all over America, Antifa and BLM have been finishing it.
In the chaos, Trump found a possible path to reelection. He sent federal forces to Portland, where their presence inflamed the protests. The mayor implored Trump to remove them. When he finally did, Portland turned much quieter until this past weekend.
No, it didn’t turn much quieter. Three weeks ago, long after the federal agents left, rioters set a police station on fire. Last week (that is, before this past weekend), they used rebar and quick-dry cement to try to burn police alive in a station. Those are just two examples of dozens or even hundreds. If Ghitis had access to actual news, rather than CNN, she would have known that the mob accelerated their activities.
But by then, Trump’s game plan was already underway. The White House wanted to amplify and publicize the strife as much as possible, according to officials. “It was about getting viral online content,” an administration official admitted to the Washington Post.
Yeah, Trump was no fool. He couldn’t go into states with the governors’ say-so, so he sat back and watched, and America watched with him, as leftist cities self-immolated.
Interestingly, unlike the Antifa and BLM rioters, while these “ultra-extremist” Boogaloo members may have shown up, they didn’t attack anyone, burn anything, loot any place, or kill anybody. Go figure….
Most anti-racism protests and protesters are peaceful. Not all are. Trump backers, with fervid encouragement from the White House, from Fox News and from prominent voices in the far right, are doing everything in their power to paint protesters as the enemy. Even the Republican convention gave a prominent spot to armed civilians made famous by waving their weapons at protesters.
Those armed civilians were the McCloskeys who used their legal weapons (one of which couldn’t even fire) to warn off hundreds of people who broke down a fence to get to the McCloskeys’ property and, as they walked by, threatened the McCloskeys with rape and murder. Thankfully, we have a Second Amendment, because the “defund police” mentality and the sheer volume of violent protests, meant the McCloskeys were on their own.
Last week, when a 17-year-old allegedly killed two protesters in Kenosha, the far-right propaganda machine rushed to support the accused. Tucker Carlson seemed to justify him on his show saying, “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?”
Trump was wise. He learned what happens when presidents give their opinions about cases. When Charles Manson was being tried for the Helter Skelter murders, Nixon opined that he was guilty. Manson’s defense lawyer promptly moved for a mistrial on the ground that it was now impossible to find an impartial jury. Trump knows better than to be accused of tainting a case.
On CNN, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) also refused to outright condemn the killing. “It’s a tragedy,” he told Dana Bash. She insisted, “It is a tragedy, but do you condemn it?” A morally bereft Johnson squirmed, repeating that the situation was a “tragedy” before saying that he “condemn[s] it all.” Maybe he was scared of being insulted by Trump.
Ron Johnson learned the same message. Both Trump and Johnson also know that the mainstream media always gets the story wrong in the first instance. It’s better to keep quiet while facts develop than to say something that has to be or, worse, can’t be walked back.
When a caravan of armed Trump supporters headed to Portland this weekend, undoubtedly emboldened by praise for the Kenosha murder suspect, more death was in the cards.
Here’s that narcissism again. We can do it and it’s not violent, no matter the death or destruction in our wake. But if you stand up to us, you have magically created violence and it’s all your fault.
In the clashes, one apparent member of the pro-Trump group was killed. Police and witnesses haven’t said what exactly happened.
Witnesses are talking. As of now, the available evidence shows that BLM hunted Danielson down and that one of their members, with a BLM tattoo on his neck who’d already been arrested and released for having an illegal weapon, shot him in cold blood. Afterward, they partied.
Unethical campaign strategies are nothing new. But this is certainly one of the most depraved, most dangerous electoral strategies in memory. This is not what most Americans want. It’s not what most Republicans or Democrats want. It’s what Trump, running out of arguments for reelection, has deliberately created.
CNN is trying to start a civil war. This article is grounds for charges of sedition. Ghitis is lucky that there’s a Constitution that protects her right to be stupid, evil, hate-filled, and anti-American.
A Democrat victory in November will soon find us all living in the ultimate narcissistic world in that famous Twilight Zone episode, It’s a Good Life.
I’ve spent time in the company of narcissists, so I know how they operate. One of the things that’s most irritating about them is that, in their own minds, they never bear any responsibility for anything negative. No matter what it is, it’s the other person’s fault. The perfect example is something a long-ago boyfriend told me regarding our fights over things both inconsequential or serious: “They’re always your fault.”
When I demanded an explanation, he said that the problem was that I disagreed with him and, worse, that I voiced disagreement. There would not be any fights, he said, if I just kept my mouth shut.
Think about that: In the narcissist’s world, any disharmony is the other person’s failure to conform to his facts and his outlook. Every narcissist is Anthony Freemont, the little boy in the famous Twilight Zone episode, It’s a Good Life. That’s the one in which Anthony (played by Bill Mumy) has the powers of a god, for he can read minds, as well as create, transform, and destroy anything. In the village over which he holds sway, the people may only give voice to happy thoughts or he will horribly alter or destroy them. They live an existence of horrific fear, one made worse by the silence imposed upon them even in interactions with each other.
The notion of a narcissism that, if unfettered, can quickly turn into Anthony Fremont’s physical and mental dictatorship struck me with particular force today. The reason? I read about why Mary Trump, Donald’s nephew, is “heartbroken” by Trump’s nomination speech:
Mary Trump, whose scorched-earth book about her uncle and his troublesome ascent to the presidency remains high on best-seller lists, said she struggled to make sense of the president’s “bizarrely convoluted messaging,” but highlighted his blaming of political opponents for his own failures, negligence on coronavirus, disregard for ethics and his divisive rhetoric.
“It’s as if he thinks Joe Biden is president now and we have to save the country from Joe Biden,” she said. “If the country is a place of division and decadence as he describes it, then I would think that’s down to him, as he’s currently in the Oval Office.” (Emphasis mine.)
She also said the address was a kick in the teeth for anyone wanting to make the country better. She noted, in particular, her uncle’s portrayal of peaceful anti-racism demonstrators. He sought to cast them as violent mobs while declaring himself the “law and order” president. An apparent white vigilante who was photographed at a Trump rally in January was charged with shooting three protesters, killing two, but president nevertheless pointed to protesters as the problem.
That emphasized language is the essence of narcissism. In their own minds, leftists like Mary have no agency when it comes to disputes. They are always innocent. To the extent there’s discord, it’s because the other side refuses to abide by their facts, their values, and their rules. Having caused discord (unhappy thoughts) they must be punished. Also note that, in Mary’s case (and in the case of the Yahoo! News “journalist” who wrote the linked article), one of the specific reasons Trump is causing that specific discord by even mentioning violence in connection with those peaceful protests:
Because we don’t live in the leftist bubble, we know that those “peaceful anti-racism demonstrators” have been anything but peaceful. We’ve watched the violence spread unabated since the beginning of June. Downtown Kenosha was turned into a war zone in just three nights. Portland has been the site of warfare, including rockets, arson, lasers intended to blind, heavy projectiles, and germ warfare (for that’s what fecal-filled balloons are — bags of germs). Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP (aka the home of “the summer of love”) was the site of three murders, one of which is the basis for a $3 billion lawsuit. Minneapolis may take decades to recover from the more than 1,500 buildings, most of them once functional businesses and many of them black-owned, that are now piles of ash.
As for the claim that a “white vigilante” killed two peaceful protesters, even the prosecution’s charging documents set out facts for a perfect case of self-defense. It’s doubtful any criminal defense lawyer has ever seen that kind of thing in the charging documents. There are several theories for this, one of which is that the prosecutors are preemptively protecting themselves against the inevitable outrage when the case is dismissed. Another of which is that the reason the prosecution instantly charged Rittenhouse wasn’t cowardice but was to position him in such a way as to protect the mob from going vigilante on him.
As for the claim that Kyle Rittenhouse is a “vigilante” or “white supremacist,” Lin Woods, who has effectively represented Nick Sandmann, is licking his chops at the thought of taking on the politicians and media figures making that charge. It’s high time that private citizens stop being martyrs to leftist defamation and Lin Woods seems to be the general leading this counterattack.
When the left is in charge, we are all living the dystopian It’s a Good Life that narcissists with unlimited power impose on those unlucky enough to be in their orbit. Keep in mind, too, that It’s a Good Life is an allegory. Back in 1961, everyone understood that the episode was really about socialism in the 20th century, from Hitler’s National Socialism to the Soviet Union’s communism.
I’m so frightened of that future that I now conclude just about everything I write by urging people to vote for Trump. He is a brash, bold, often crude, sometimes vindictive person, but he is not a narcissist. Instead, he’s a visionary genius.
Trump’s the man who disagrees with the press in public but does nothing to them. Obama, as you may remember, spied on the press, whether the press he attacked (Fox news) or just any media (AP). That’s narcissism. Trump is just BIG. Big is not a clinical defect.
If Biden wins and, worse, the left takes Congress, there will be nothing between you and an Anthony Fremont/It’s aGood Life world, one in which anything you say or two can be tracked and punished through the alliance of government and Big Tech. And remember, no matter what goes wrong, it’s all your fault. The narcissists in power are never wrong. They are always right and all fights, divisions, disagreements, and mistakes are on you.
Thoughts about the Wuhan virus, the government’s role in it all, and the Biden-Harris ticket (including debates and conservative panderers).
Paging Dr. Kevorkian. When it comes to the Wuhan virus, liberty, and economic well-being, blue state and blue city voters elected the political equivalent of an army of Dr. Kevorkians.
Government employees have the money and the guns. The real problem with the shutdown is that government employees haven’t been economically affected. And as long as the government has the guns to tax it, those employees will never be affected. I’m not sure, without a formal revolution, we can bring government employees down to the functional level of the people they govern.
Don’t grovel to those awful people. Don Surber has a great post up about the National Review and Never Trump crowd saying nasty things about Majorie Taylor Green, who won in Georgia. She’s a plain-speaking woman who happens to think that QAnon makes important points. This outlook is a lot less loopy than thinking that Biden makes sense or that Harris is “moderate,” “pragmatic,” or a “small ‘c’ conservative,” all of which have been said about a demented candidate and his hard-left, manipulative, unprincipled sidekick.
Those self-described conservatives who savage people on our side in the hopes of winning favor from the people on the left are fools. They’ll never get that favor. Moreover, there’s something pathetic about wanting to be liked by people you properly ought to despise.
Making the debates interesting. When Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge died, Dorothy Parker, famed for her acid tongue, was reputed to have said, “How can they tell?” Right now, the media is pretending that Biden is mentally competent, but people paying attention can easily say, “How can they tell us that?”
Given Biden’s mental state, everyone knows that there’s no way he’s showing up for the debates. Since Kamala is his sidekick — and everyone knows that she’ll be president during Biden’s inevitably foreshortened term, maybe she should debate in Biden’s stead. I think that Trump would handle a debate with Kamala Harris very well. Also, voters deserve to see her in action because she’s the one for whom they’re really voting.
Do you have random thoughts on issues? You’re welcome to state them in the comments, as long as you all play nicely with each other.
Image:U.S. Government work (cropped) that shows Obama and Biden the way I like seeing them best: Going away.
I have got the most ginormous list of news that interests me. Let’s see how much I can share, along with my opinions, before I wear you and myself out.
The sins of the fathers. The Bible is clear about visiting the sins of the fathers on the children:
Deuteronomy 24:16 — The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
I’ve believed in that principle for decades. Long before America went crazy, I said it was a tremendous mistake for Germany and the rest of the world to make the children of the Nazi generation feel perpetually guilty about and responsible for their forebearers’ acts. It would, I said, warp them. Looking at Germany today — a country that commits cultural suicide with Muslim immigration while continuing to hate the Jews whom they blame for Auschwitz — I feel I was correct.
The left, unfortunately, likes visiting the sins of the father on the children, yet another way it roundly rejects the Bible’s universal wisdom. The whole point of the Black Lives Matter movement is to make people feel so guilty about the Civil War (over in 1865) and Jim Crow (confined to the South and over by 1964 at the latest), that they will willingly cede the country to Marxist radicals.
For that reason, I think Alinksy’s Rule 4 currently trumps even Deuteronomy. Rule #4, as you may recall, is “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” And in that spirit, I’d like to direct you to two stories:
1. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), who is white and who supports the historically inaccurate, America-hating 1619 Project, is running against black Republican John James (who is awesome). Normally, it wouldn’t be relevant what Peters’ ancestors did in 1865, but this year, the left has said that we are responsible for our forefathers.
That’s why it matters that Peters comes from a slave-owning family that sheltered John Wilkes Booth. I strongly feel that Peters needs to drop out of the race and give the seat to James, as a form of reparations.
2. And it super-duper matters that the uber-woke New York Times, the one that’s abandoned any pretense of reporting the news and is simply engaged in shilling for Black Lives Matter and Biden — all while making a profit — is built upon slavery. Yup. The money that got the Times started is slavery money.
It’s time for the Sulzberger’s (who refused to report about Hitler’s concentration camps and genocide) to walk away from the Times, from their bank accounts, and from their mansions. They need to give it all to Black Lives Matter and retreat to think about their inherited sins.
Conservatives fighting back. Charlie Kirk is pushing an initiative called DivestU. It’s actually what I’ve been saying for years, only Kirk has a bigger platform, more courage, and more panache. The idea here is that conservatives need to stop giving money to their Marxist alma maters. You’d think they’d have figured out that America’s colleges and universities are the birthplaces of the violence and insanity that’s playing out in America today. Defund the colleges!
Meanwhile, Antonio Sabato, Jr., who was a popular (and very handsome) working actor right up until he revealed he’s conservative, at which point he was forced to do construction work, wants to build a conservative Hollywood studio. Others have tried but maybe Sabato will succeed. I wish him luck because we need to fight back at the culture level.
Biden and China. A few random points about China:
A woman who escaped describes what’s going on in China’s Uighur gulags and it’s really bad, with everything from torture to systematic rape to brainwashing.
China is engaged in organ harvesting, which is an appalling form of slavery. Nevertheless, the American media and American businesses, all of which talk non-stop about how racist America is for slavery that ended more than 150 years ago, are ignoring the camps. Money talks and they’re tied to China’s money, not America’s.
Attorney General William Barr gave a great speech about China’s rapacious, dishonest, and dangerous policies regarding trade and intellectual property. China’s practices endanger the free world — and were made possible by our government turning a blind eye for decades. Thankfully, Trump is fighting back, not just with trade policies, but by shutting down the spying apparatus (see, e.g, Trump closed the Houston consulate today, which immediately went on a document-burning binge).
China’s economy is potentially on the verge of a serious economic collapse thanks to a property bubble that is (as Trump would say) yuuuuge. The faster we disentangle ourselves from China, the better for us. If they go down, we don’t want to go down with them.
And now, about Biden. Biden went on an insane rant, calling Trump “the first racist president.” His reasoning is that Trump calls a virus that originated in China and that spread because China lied about it, the “China virus.”
Trump and sane Americans understand what’s going on here. The Chinese people are not our enemies, nor is the Asian race our enemy. China, the country, though, is not our friend and is, in many ways, a serious enemy, whether we’re looking at geopolitics in the Far East, germ warfare, or economic warfare.
Biden, however, is entirely beholden to China, which has poured billions into his family via son Baker (Cobbler? Grifter? I forget his name). It may also be behind much of the unrest on America’s streets because China badly needs Trump out of the White House. Trump and the Democrats are aligned in believing that civil unrest, combined with a self-inflicted recession, will do the trick.
Second, is Biden really calling Trump the “first” racist president? First, Trump is not racist.
Second, we have had a few other racists in office:
Buchanan, a Democrat;
Lincoln, a Republican who didn’t think much of blacks but put his life and the life of our nation on the line to secure their liberty;
Johnson, a Democrat;
Wilson, a Democrat;
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat;
Harry Truman, a Democrat who nevertheless put principle over prejudice to integrate the U.S. military;
Johnson, a Democrat; and
Obama, a Democrat (whose grandmother was a “typical white person” and whose son could have been the thug Trayvon Martin).
A few random thoughts about the Wuhan virus. Has it ever occurred to anyone that the Democrat governors’ decision to infect old age homes wasn’t stupidity or incompetence? All of them have states that have been overspending. Old people are expensive because they’re using resources for medical care and getting other benefits even though they’re no longer paying into the system. What better way to fix state budgets that have damaged by gross irresponsibility and really evil lockdowns than to trim the aged fat?
I have no proof for this theory. I’m just sayin’…
There was a vile article in Yahoo saying that pro-life states are hypocrites because their Wuhan virus policies are killing people. The article is short on data and long on invective. The article’s trigger was a report saying that more people are getting sick in the Southeast and West.
The problem, of course, is that the numbers show that these states will have to work hard, really hard, to catch up to the virus massacre in Democrat-run, pro-abortion states (you can see a better image here):
Second, California, a vehemently pro-abortion state, is currently taking the lead in new cases.
Third, the linear thinking about virus numbers fails to acknowledge the lives destroyed because of panic, hysteria, and lockdowns. There’s a balance in everything. We could save people’s lives by banning cars, thereby ending car accidents, but then we’d have a lot of deaths from starvation, lost opportunities for medical treatment, abuse from isolation, etc. Everything is a tradeoff. At the end of the day, in my southern state, we have these signs:
That “now hiring” sign is as much a pro-life sign as the “Baby Lives Matter” signs popping up.
Fourth, one Oxford epidemiologist, whose been a whole lot more accurate than the awful Neil Ferguson (the adulterer from Imperial College London who started the whole panic), says she thinks there’s also going to be a pleasantly low threshold for herd immunity.
Oh, here’s a good fifth one: Fauci is not a very good guy, in addition to being a stone-cold political operative pretending to be a disinterested bureaucrat.
Two funny videos that are spot on the nose. This first video, from Ryan Long, a Canadian comic working in New York, captures perfectly how racist woke whites are. I mean, really, really racist.
This second video also captures something perfectly, this time the awfulness of both Democrat politicians and vapid and pretentious Hollywood actors:
I’ve got more stuff in the queue, but I’m running out of time to post tonight. I’ll try to add another Bookworm Beat tomorrow. It’s just a matter of being organized, efficient, responsible, and the opposite of a procrastinator. In other words, if I can change into a new person by tomorrow….