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Biden and Parliament’s 1689 Declaration of Rights

It’s surprising how closely certain aspects of modern Democrat rule parallel the British Parliament’s grievances with James II in 1689. 

In 1688, England had its Glorious Revolution, which was glorious because Parliament kicked out King James II without firing a shot. It then invited William I and Mary (James’s daughter) to occupy the throne subject to Parliament’s rules. It articulated these Rules in the Declaration of Rights from 1689.

To the extent Americans are familiar with the Declaration of Rights, it’s because so many of the Founders were familiar with it and believed in it. The American Revolution came about in significant part because England was denying those rights to its American subjects. (Parliament responded by saying those rights were meant to limit the King, not Parliament, which is why modern-day Brits have no rights, only privileges.)

After the Revolution, the Founders continued to believe believed that these rights were inherent in all citizens, no matter who controlled the government (that is, whether King or Parliament). Therefore, when it came time for them to create America’s Bill of Rights, they looked to that 1689 template. You can view those British rights here and you’ll recognize many of them. The Founders, wise through painful experience, made clear that these inherent rights exist regardless of the form of government.

Today, though, I don’t want to talk about the Bill of Rights. I want to talk about Parliament’s 13 grievances against King James, which it included in that Declaration of Rights to justify overthrowing the old monarch in favor of a more compliant model. To the British (the Protestant British), these grievances were so overwhelming that Parliament, acting on behalf of an outraged people, willingly dethroned Britain’s second king in 40 years. They were also the same type of grievances that, roughly 85 years later, saw the colonies break entirely with Britain.

What struck me when I read the grievances is how many of them have echoes in the four-month-old Biden government:

Whereas the late King James the Second, by the assistance of divers evil counsellors, judges and ministers employed by him, did endeavour to subvert and extirpate the Protestant religion and the laws and liberties of this kingdom;

This isn’t specifically against Biden, but I don’t think anyone can argue with the fact that leftist governors and mayors across America while leaving big box stores, casinos, and other Democrat contributors open for business, waged an exceptionally aggressive war against church-going.

By assuming and exercising a power of dispensing with and suspending of laws and the execution of laws without consent of Parliament;

What Biden is doing at the Southern border constitutes the complete erase of America’s immigration laws and the very concept of her national sovereignty. And just yesterday, he granted permanent amnesty to over 100,000 Haitians for no other reason than the poverty in their home country. Biden did this by pretending that chronic poverty in Haiti was a cataclysmic event that prevents any form of safe return. I’m sorry about their poverty but that doesn’t give the President the right to do what he did. By that standard, America has to give permanent residency to every single person in every single Third World country.

By committing and prosecuting divers worthy prelates for humbly petitioning to be excused from concurring to the said assumed power;

Biden’s Democrats have been waging war against any Republican politician who questioned the past election. They’ve done this despite their routinely questioning past Republican presidential elections. In addition, they’re waging a hardcore war to remove from Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rand Paul.

By issuing and causing to be executed a commission under the great seal for erecting a court called the Court of Commissioners for Ecclesiastical Causes;

This reminds me of two things: The push to create a January 6 Commission, as if an event that saw the Capitol Police murder one woman, and that seemingly saw the Capitol Police voluntarily open the doors and welcome people in, is the equivalent of the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, or 9/11. AOC has just announced that, for her, the experience was so horrific that she has PTSD and needs therapy — although this article shows how AOC reveled in leftist violence.

By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament;

The Feds are printing money, which has the same effect as taxing Americans: The resulting inflation drains wealth from the savers (the middle class, the elderly), and allows the government to pay down its debt with cheap money and to fund endless socialist programs.

By raising and keeping a standing army within this kingdom in time of peace without consent of Parliament, and quartering soldiers contrary to law;

After four months, Nancy Pelosi is finally allowing National Guard troops to leave D.C. The message, though, is clear: We have the means to control every major American center and will do so if you, the People, constitute a threat to our power.

By causing several good subjects being Protestants to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed contrary to law;

Substitute “conservatives” for “Protestants” and “Antifa,” “BLM,” and “inner-city criminals,” for “papists,” and you have the double standard of law and order that holds in America under the Democrats. Leftist protestors and criminals walk; conservative trespassers are held under lock and key in solitary confinement.

By violating the freedom of election of members to serve in Parliament;

The analogy is massive vote fraud which perverted the People’s will.

By prosecutions in the Court of King’s Bench for matters and causes cognizable only in Parliament, and by divers other arbitrary and illegal courses;

Again, the two-tiered justice system. The FBI has become a branch of the Democrat party and the DOJ provides the legal basis and the prosecutions.

And whereas of late years partial corrupt and unqualified persons have been returned and served on juries in trials, and particularly divers jurors in trials for high treason which were not freeholders;

I’ll analogize this to our corrupted legal system, one in which activist judges have read so many new and imaginary rights into the Constitution that they’re functioning as an unelected legislature.

And excessive bail hath been required of persons committed in criminal cases to elude the benefit of the laws made for the liberty of the subjects;

Again, the two-tiered justice system….

And excessive fines have been imposed;

The two-tiered justice system and the crazy penalties Democrats across America who put in place arguably unconstitutional restrictions on American cities imposed on those who stood against masks and lockdowns. Just think of the hairdressers, restauranteurs, and gym owners who were imprisoned, fined, or saw their businesses destroyed.

And illegal and cruel punishments inflicted;

I can’t forget the January 6 protesters who are in one of America’s worst jails while the DOJ puts together trespassing charges.

And several grants and promises made of fines and forfeitures before any conviction or judgment against the persons upon whom the same were to be levied;

See above.

Let’s just say that, back in 1688, the British people would have looked askance at Democrat governance in 2020 and 2021.

I don’t know about you, but I keep thinking of W. B. Yeat’s The Second Coming:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

We don’t have much of a center left, and I can’t see what’s left holding for long. And then what?

I’m not advocating for revolution. Most of us are so disconnected from the supply chain that, were American civil society to break down, we’d be dead in a month. In addition, I believe that the Constitution provides the answer to our problems: Freedom of speech. We’ve been cowed for years now by insults: Racist! Transphobic! Hater! Homophobic! Islamophobic!

Moreover, many of us have a lot to lose. I kept silent for decades because speaking up would have risked my children’s ability to function socially and academically, would have made me a pariah in my neighborhood and larger community, and would have deprived me of an opportunity to earn my living. That’s life as a conservative in a blue community. Fortunately, my kids are grown, I’m in a new community, and I make a living being an opinionated conservative.

Because I know the constraints on so many conservatives, I also know how much I’m asking of you when I say that the time for polite retreat is over. If you can, safely do so speak up. Push back. If you can still earn a living, take the risk of losing those friends. You’ll feel remarkably free once you do so. Hiding your true self around censorious friends proves only to be a simulacrum of friendship.

The left is dominant because it yells, screams, and pushes harder and louder. We can do the same, all the while staying strictly within the rule of law. However, unless we make our presence known, the left will continue to rule as if we don’t exist.

And use the power of the marketplace, of course, again subject to the reasonable limitations of your own life. No more Disney! No more Coke! No more any woke company that you can manage without. And please, try to buy from and patronize American companies that aren’t woke.

Exercise your Second Amendment and get armed. It’s expensive now (both weapons and ammo) but do whatever you can. Even if you don’t see yourself ever using it, buy it, take a class in gun operation and safety, learn how to use it, and keep it safe, if only to make a statement.

And thus endeth the sermon (lecture? harangue?).

Idle thoughts of an idle blogger

I haven’t been posting on my blog but I’ve still been thinking about politics and world issues. This is a potpourri of those thoughts.

Does anyone today remember Jerome K. Jerome? He was a Victorian-era author of whimsical books. I believe his best-known book was Three Men in a Boat, a comedy about three men taking a boat trip on the Thames. However, I always preferred Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, a collection of humorous observations. I especially loved the book’s name, which I’ve borrowed for this post.

The Democrats have become Turkish. The Democrats are behaving in a decidedly undemocratic fashion. They’ve used January 6, during which Trump supporters and BLM/Antifa plants behaved like Democrat protesters (the anti-war protests, the Supreme Court hearing protests, the BLM and Antifa protests, etc.), only with less mess and violence, to justify a regime crackdown. January 6 protesters are rotting in prison without due process, D.C. is an armed camp with politicians isolated from the people they are supposed to serve, people engaged in wrong-think (i.e., conservativism) are being silenced, Biden is ruling by executive order, the Second Amendment is on the chopping block, they’re making ready to pack the Supreme Court, the economy is being socialized, etc.

Looking at all that, I realized that the Democrats are following the playbook of Turkish tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Do you remember what he said? “Democracy is like a train; you get off once you have reached your destination.” The Democrats are pretty sure they’ve reached their destination.

Why teachers won’t go back to their classrooms. Having done the bunny slipper commute for 30 years (meaning that I’ve worked from home during that time), I totally understand the teachers’ reluctance to go back to school. You have more time in your day if you don’t have to travel to work and it’s just more comfortable. I’m not justifying their failing to do the job for which they’re paid; I’m just saying I understand it.

It occurred to me, though, that there’s another factor. The teachers refusing to return all come from big, urban school districts that have been totally taken over by the leftist thinking we’re seeing in the teachers. One aspect of leftist thinking is that it’s racist to discipline minority students, who are a majority in many of these schools. Freed from restraint, these students often physically attack their teachers. Other violence is normal. (A teacher at my kids’ nice suburban school observed that, at the urban school where he used to teach, there was a 911 call every day for violence.)

If you’ve created that kind of dangerous mess at your urban school through your leftist policies, suddenly teaching your students from a big distance, especially if you’re safe at home, becomes a very attractive option. In other words, leftists are may be doing what they always do: Destroying something and then running away from the destruction they created.

They “didn’t deserve to die.” I’ve been seeing that phrasing a lot about Daunte Wright and, as you may recall, it’s often been said about other black men who resisted arrest and ended up dead. I have to disagree — they kind of did deserve to die because they behaved stupidly. They were the equivalent of drunks who got behind the wheels of a Maserati and floored the gas. If you do something insanely stupid that carries with it the risk of death, when you die, it’s your fault.

Having said that, I put a large share of the blame on Democrats with their drumbeat about “driving while black,” “walking while black,” and their claim that American police officers are the functional equivalent of the Gestapo (all data to the contrary). If you’re an innocent young black man with just a few felonies and arrest warrants on your record, wouldn’t you run from the Gestapo if they caught you doing something illegal?

Biden’s red lines are as firm as Obama’s were. Famously, Obama drew a red line in Syria and, then, when Assad walked right over it, Obama said “never mind.” That was bad. Worse is Biden’s drawing red lines for Russia and then saying “never mind.” That’s how strong bad actors know that they can do anything they want — and formerly weak bad actors quickly follow.

Biden should have done what Trump understood you do: If it’s not important to you, keep your mouth shut (which is almost certainly the case for America vis-a-vis Ukraine); and if it is important to you, you better mean what you say. Biden did neither and the world’s in trouble.

We’re seeing a world of people unconstrained. The musical South Pacific was all about race hatred. It included a song saying, “You have to be carefully taught.” The premise was the Anne Frank idea that all people are basically good (the last message she wrote in her diary before the residents of the annex were rounded up). That was whistling in the dark. It’s not true.

My parents had a book on their shelf by Desmond Morris called The Naked Ape. I never read the book but I put my own theory to the name: A large part of our mental make-up hasn’t wandered that far from apedom. If we are not trained and constrained as we develop, we will be nothing but apes, acting from instinct. For the most part, those instincts are pretty brutal. Caring for offspring and fellow apes in the shrewdness is instinctive but it’s paired with brutality unmediated by morals. The violence within a shrewdness or by one shrewdness against another can be completely brutal.

Across America, we’re devolving into that type of unconstrained, morals-free, tribal brutality. We see that in the pack behavior on the internet, in the brutality on the street, and in the perversions of the rich and powerful. The latter may theoretically have been trained in social behavior, but unless they believe that some force greater than themselves is holding them to account (e.g., parents, police, employers, people in their community, voters, God), they do all sorts of bad stuff, from lying, cheating, and stealing, to large-scale political corruption, to sexual perversions, to cannibalism.

To me, Biden and Hunter are both poster children for what happens when you feel you can get away with things. Behind his “hail fellow well met, and trust me I’m stupid” persona, Biden has had the feral intelligence to sell out America across the globe. In addition, his behavior with children in public is itself a form of perversion, with no other evidence needed to justify that word. His public brazenness, though, always leads me to wonder what he got away with in private. Hunter, meanwhile, complained that someone (I forget who it was; maybe Hallie) refused to let him be alone with pubescent girls. I wouldn’t be at all surprised that one of the holds the Chinese have over Biden is that someone in that family did the dirty with children. No proof on my part; just a deep suspicion. That family feels unconstrained and Biden’s Catholicism is simply part of his cover.

And that’s all I’ve got. I thought of something quite brilliant while driving today but have completely forgotten what it was. That’s ridiculously frustrating but it’s what I’ve got (or haven’t got).

 

The lessons we only learn through pain

Corporations funded the Democrat party and now openly push its policies. It’s time to give them a lesson in economic pain to make them stop.

For anyone hoping that this is some weird S&M post, you’re at the wrong place. Instead, it’s about the fact that, while praising good behavior is an excellent way to encourage it, that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t experience painful consequences for their bad acts. In the political world, we’re seeing this play out in a terrible way across America.

What made me think of this is something my daughter said. I’m a dog person, so she grew up around dogs. Now, though, she’s gotten herself a cat and has learned, somewhat to her surprise, that dogs and cats are very different in terms of their interaction with humans.

The main lesson she’s learned is that cats will let you know in no uncertain terms if they dislike something you’re doing. When she was younger and wanted to carry around or cuddle one of the dogs, if the dog didn’t want that “treat,” it would struggle, leading her to try to subdue it. Eventually, the dog would give up or it would break free. That meant that she either got what she wanted or suffered a small, transient disappointment.

Her cat, she says, has been much more effective at teaching her about an animal’s “personal space.” If my daughter wants to cuddle and the cat doesn’t, the cat scratches her. For my daughter, it was an instant, painful lesson that, just because she wants something, that doesn’t mean the other party to the encounter does. “Pain,” my daughter said, “can be an effective teacher.”

She’s right. As long-time readers know, my mantra as a parent has been “catch them being good.” If you’re a parent who only scolds, your child will stop listening. And while the child knows what incurs a parent’s irritation or outright anger, that’s not a guide to good behavior. After two decades of this kind of parenting, I use “catch them being good” with everyone in my life, whether friends or strangers with whom I interact over the day. If at all possible, I find something good that merits praise, and then give that praise.

However, I never forgot that I was also their teacher. The word “discipline” doesn’t have “pain” or “punish” at its root. Instead, it comes from “discipulus,” the Latin word for “pupil.” Discipline is meant to teach, not to hurt or destroy. However, sometimes teaching requires punitive measures or the pupil never learns the lesson.

Sometimes the consequences are natural. If you tell your child not to touch the stovetop because it will hurt him, that’s merely information. If the child touches a cool stovetop and nothing worse happens than your scolding him for disobeying you, he’s learned only that the stovetop is allied with mom’s wrath, not with a direct consequence from the stovetop. But if your child touches that hot stovetop and is burned (not badly, one hopes), he’ll have learned well a painful lesson.

So, what does this have to do with politics? A lot. First, in leftist world, the leftists are incentivizing and punishing things in a completely bass ackwards way. Before lefties got the bit in their mouth and ran with it, our society had unpleasant consequences for crime. In a pre-modern world, with limited police forces, the consequences were extremely painful: crucifixion, drawing and quartering, hanging, beheading, amputations, whippings, branding, facing wild animals in a stadium, etc. That was the only way to give ordinary, law-abiding citizens some protection from malfeasors. The bad guys knew that, if they got caught, the consequences would be horrific.

As we became more sophisticated at providing policing, offering more protection to ordinary citizens, the punishment became less onerous: Prison. Admittedly, prison is not a nice place. People who are accustomed to “nice” in their lives didn’t want to be there. Likewise, prison is not a safe place, so people who aren’t at the top of the pecking order didn’t want to be there either. Still, it’s better than the old punishments of old. And for some, prison is a reasonable price to pay for a criminal career.

Dissatisfied with even the lesser consequences of our modern prison system, leftists are removing all unpleasant disincentives for crime. In one leftist-run jurisdiction after another, the pain principle for discouraging crime is gone: Police are being defunded and, worse, intimidated. Cash bail, which kept repeat offenders off the street, is vanishing. More jurisdictions are deciding that property crimes aren’t worth dealing with at a criminal level.

The result is that crime is exploding across America. I’m too lazy to look for data, but you don’t have to look too hard to find data showing that assaults, murders, rapes, and property crimes, are skyrocketing everywhere. The punitive lessons that criminals need to learn are no longer being taught.

What will inevitably happen, of course, is vigilante justice. We see that on a regular basis in third-world countries with dysfunctional criminal justice systems. When citizens catch a rapist, murderer, or thief, they will beat or burn the person to death. That’s because what the leftists have forgotten is that one of the reasons our criminal justice system developed was that the system was less punitive than frightened, angry citizens. The system promised the citizens that they’d be kept safe. In return, the system could use lesser amounts of pain to teach bad guys a lesson.

Of course, leftists have a two-tiered justice system. If you’re black or a black ally, and you shout “BLM! Defund the police!” as you loot, assault, rape, and murder, you get a pass. However, if you support conservative values and like President Trump, the smallest deviations from the law will result in hugely punitive outcomes. The point is to cow opposition. And leftists know that nice, middle-class people are easily cowed.

The lack of pain also shows up in the way leftists have been massively rewarded for heinous, anti-democratic, anti-constitutional, deeply unethical behavior over the past five years. Since Trump was elected, leftists have gotten away with weaponizing provably false lies intended in order to destroy a duly-elected president’s ability to function (etc., the Russia Hoax, the Fine People hoax, the Ukrainian phone call hoax, the January 6 hysteria, etc.).

In 2020, in their drive to destroy Trump, leftists got away with destroying the American economy by reacting to COVID as if it were Ebola or the plague, rather than a bad flu that, sadly, struck old people very hard (in part because, in the beginning, doctors treated it wrong). There was an additional, and possibly unexpected, byproduct for them. They learned that a year of fear and imprisonment, rather than angering the American people, brought them to heel. Indeed, in leftist communities, people learned to love their prisons. I’m again too lazy to look, but there have been several articles that leftists have written bemoaning the fact that they have to emerge into the real world as the virus diminishes. It’s Stockholm syndrome on a national scale.

And of course, Leftists got away with election fraud on an epic level. Nothing in the world will ever convince me that 81 million people voted for a corrupt, senile old man who barely left his basement and, when he did hold rallies, was only able to get crowds in the tens to gather for him. And no, I don’t believe that people hated Trump so much that they forced themselves to vote for the perverted, gropy Joe.

Instead, I believe that illegal and unconstitutional changes to election rules allowed leftists to submit tens of thousands of faked ballots and ballots from people who can’t legally vote. In addition, I’m certain that in many areas they double and triple counted ballots. They subtracted Trump votes when possible and transferred them to Biden. They also did other things (such as shutting down the Hunter Biden story) that vaulted a drooling, evil idiot into the White House, along with his cackling, stupid, and America-hating sidekick.

And you know what? None of these criminally and morally evil acts have been punished. Instead, leftists have been rewarded with virtually unlimited power. Their propagandists in the media still have their platforms, still spin their lies, and still collect their big paychecks. Their lackeys in the federal government get massive book deals, which is simply a washed form of bribery.

For leftists in the Pentagon, the military is simply a highway to the highly profitable military-industrial complex. On the road there, the Pentagon’s leftists are turning the military into a vast social justice experiment with troops incapable of waging war. God forbid these troops ever have to face the Chinese because the slaughter will rival what happened when the Soviets threw unarmed soldiers against the Germans for one reason: To absorb German bullets, leaving Germans without weapons and far from their supply chain. Unlike the Russians, though, the Americans won’t win; they’ll just die.

But we, the American people, still have some power to be punitive. The main thing we need to do is embrace a leftist tactic: Boycotts. You see, the money behind all this corruption comes from two major sources: Unions and American corporations. Regarding the latter, we have developed into a nation of pure fascism. This does not mean Naziism. It simply means democracy has been supplanted by an almost all-powerful alliance of governments and corporations.

When it comes to fighting a corrupt government, we’re at a disadvantage. Election fraud, which Democrats are trying to make permanent through killing the filibuster and passing H.R. 1, leaves us disarmed at the ballot box. Our votes no longer count for much.

However, we can still fight the corporations. We do this by hanging onto our money. In Georgia, where Democrats from Biden on down are fighting tooth and nail to prevent voter ID for absentee ballots, the corporations have piled on to support the Democrats. How can you fight this? Don’t fly Delta, don’t drink Coke’s unhealthy products (including those from its subsidiaries), and don’t have anything to do with Major League Baseball. Don’t watch the games so ad revenue dries up; don’t attend the games; and for God’s sake, don’t buy the merchandise.

As far as I’m concerned, at least 81,000,000 Americans voted for Trump — and these were real voters, not phantoms. We still have the power to give the corporations who’ve waded into leftist politics a very painful lesson. And yes, people who work for them will lose their jobs but that doesn’t matter. This is war. Look at my Passover post to understand that, when there is tyranny, people always suffer. The best thing to do is to end the tyranny quickly.

Going back to my daughter’s lesson from the cat, the most important thing we can do is to give a lesson in pain to those corporations that are using their power to destroy America’s constitutional system, substituting in its place a form of crony socialism, aka fascism.

IMAGE: Angry cat from Pexels.

Conservatives need a leader — and all we’ve got are politicians

Since November 2020, conservatives have been adrift, something that won’t change until someone moves to the head of the pack and brings them together.

One of the things that makes leftists leftist is that they are pack animals. They move in unison. Even when they’re being insanely tribal, as with Columbia University having separate graduation ceremonies for Blacks, “La-tinx’s,” Native Americans, Asians, gays, and low-income people, they still have an overarching ideological lockstep.

Meanwhile, the very nature of conservativism is a kind of “leave me alone” attitude that doesn’t want to move in lockstep with anybody. That approach to life, if given free rein and tempered with morality, tends to make for a very good country. The problem is when conservatives find themselves facing off against insanely well-organized leftists.

That’s what we’re seeing now in America. It’s not just that the leftists have control over the federal government, it’s also that they are moving with the precision of a synchronized swimming team. At the same time, it’s impossible to corral Republican senators and House members to do anything together. Republicans have NeverTrumpers, RINOs, Chamber of Commerce types, core conservatives, and every other “diverse” form of conservativism. Across the aisles from them are Democrats who can count on every last person to climb on board. (To the extent that’s not always true, the exceptions are notable precisely because they are exceptions.)

When Democrats lose an election they know whom to attack: As one, they attacked the Republicans. The four years of Trump’s presidency stand as Exhibit A. When Republicans lose an election, they also know whom to attack: Each other. In Congress, you can always count on Democrats to vote the straight Democrat ticket. And you can always count on the Republicans to go to war against each other.

So what happens when you have a situation such as the one we’re now facing, where not only are the Democrats triumphant, but Republicans have lost completes faith in the system because they believe, probably rightly, that the election was strongly affected by fraud? What happened wasn’t just any fraud, either. Jay Valentine calls it sovereign fraud, meaning that it wasn’t just random actors, but was a coherent government strategy from Democrats at every level of the government.

Unfortunately, the only thing that will pull conservatives together at this point is a true leader. Trump, much as I love the man, is not a true leader. He is a systems man. In 2015, he realized there was something very broken with the American system and he tried his darndest to fix it. He had no idea he was swimming among sharks, and when he did realize that, he did not know how to handle the sharks. That’s part of why he lost the election. Now that Trump is down in Florida, he is making plans to get rid of his political enemies but he shows no sign of wanting to lead 80 million disaffected conservatives who feel utterly betrayed by the political system.

No other leaders are appearing either. I really like Ron DeSantis, but he is focused on Florida. I really like Kristi Noem, but I think she’s a politician, not a charismatic, constitutional leader. The same is true for Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Dan Crenshaw, etc. All of them are politicians, who mostly vote a conservative line, for which I am very grateful, but they are not leaders. They are not charismatic. They don’t bring people together. And right now the Republicans are seriously fallen apart.

I find this whole thing pretty darn depressing. So today, as I did last week, I went to a beautiful place called Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston. Spring is working its way through the gardens and I came back with some flower photographs which I always enjoy taking. I plan to go back every week for a while just so I can see the place come alive as Spring progresses:

Wolf pack image, with a powerful leader, by Thomas Bonometti on Unsplash

Blacks and Asians

Here’s the reality behind the Democrat lie that Trump has caused black-on-Asian violence.

You probably know that there’s been an uptick in random, clearly race-related attacks against Asians. I’m under the impression that all, or most, of the attackers are black. Here’s a representative story:

The claim is that this is all Trump’s fault because he insisted on saying that the Wuhan flu originated in Wuhan, China. He also made it clear that he thought that the Chinese government, even if it didn’t create the virus in a lab or lose control of it, nevertheless deliberately lied about it and sent its citizens abroad to spread COVID. By saying such things, assert leftists, Trump turned Asian people into targets.

Let me restate that fine argument: The black people who presumably hate Trump (because of the media’s and Biden’s Fine People Hoax), nevertheless believed Trump implicitly about China’s responsibility for the virus. Then, despite Trump never having said a word about Asian people in America or in any way encouraging violence against them, these Trump-hating blacks took it upon themselves to get revenge against China by pushing over elderly Chinese people.

The media clearly think black people are idiots. Or they think Americans generally are idiots to believe that story. The fact is that it’s the leftist Americans (Democrats, progressives, socialists, etc.) who are that stupid if they believe this kind of media crap.

Allow me to tell you what’s really going on here: Blacks dislike Asians because they resent them. Incidentally, Asian immigrants, being incredibly racist in their home countries, despise blacks, whom they view as an inferior race. This Chinese commercial is Exhibit 1:

You can find Exhibits 2 through infinity across all of Asia if you spend just a few minutes looking. When I was growing up, the Chinese-born parents of my friends, all of whom liked me, nevertheless made it clear that their child’s friendship with a white kid was permissible only because, with the girls, these were obviously mere friendships while, with the boys, they were obviously nothing more than friendships. Nothing would have enraged them more than if I’d been dating one of their sons.

But this post isn’t about Asian immigrants looking down on blacks or whites. It’s about why blacks dislike Asians: It’s because Asians show that the black problem isn’t slavery; it’s culture.

Starting in the 1970s, Chinese immigrants began to pour into America. Coming from a communist country they had nothing. They didn’t speak the language (or anything related to the language) and they had no real marketable Western skills. They squeezed multiple families into cramped slum apartments and took whatever hard, dirty work came their way.

Oh, and they demanded that their children do well in school. That was the Number 1 thing: Do well in school. And the Chinese kids did exactly that.

After doing well in K-12, they went to state colleges and universities or, if they were super smart and very lucky, got scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities. They worked hard in higher education, aced their classes, got great jobs, and bought houses in the suburbs where they moved their hardworking parents and grandparents. They were model minorities: Minimal crime, incredible academic performances, good jobs, increased affluence.

Things are different among blacks. Ever since the Civil Rights Movement, blacks have sneered at academia. If you want the details, read John McWhorter’s Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. In it, he details a culture in which doing well in school and staying out of trouble is “acting white” and a bad thing.

This is the mindset BLM advances: doing math, being ambitious and punctual, working hard, being respectful — those are all signs of white, cultural imperialism being used against blacks. The fact that blacks could do those very things themselves and succeed is irrelevant. What matters is that across the activist black world, in the schools among the kids, and in the streets among the gangs, the message is relentless: Hard work and other behaviors that lead to academic and professional success are the internalized self-loathing that comes from systemic white racism.

Put another way, the message that is now writ large across America thanks to BLM is that black failure is white people’s fault because white people put unreasonable demands on blacks. We’re told that, because of the dislocation of the slavery that ended 160 years ago, and because of the genuinely systemic racism of the Jim Crow era (which only a small proportion of people still experienced) , blacks can’t be expected to perform up to white standards. Only a racist would expect that.

But then you have these Asian people, tiny, speaking a foreign language, navigating a completely alien culture, often living in the same slums as the black people — and damn their hides, they’re mastering the system. Their kids do great in school and the families amass wealth. It proves that, no matter the grim circumstances in people’s backgrounds, through those despicable “white” attributes (hard work in school and out), they can succeed.

In the last 30 years or so, the successful Far Eastern Asians (mostly Chinese and Korean) have been joined by the South Eastern Asians from the Indian subcontinent, who are, on average, the highest-earning people in America. Their culture also puts enormous stress on academic achievement and it pays off.

I’ll share a little racist secret with you: I think blacks are every bit as capable as whites or Asians, or pinks or greens, for that matter. There is nothing inherently wrong with blacks. Genetically, they’re people who live on a bell curve like everyone else, with a broad spread of physical and mental talents.

What’s wrong with blacks is that, since the 1960s, they’ve allowed white Democrats to impose upon them a culture of failure and to convince them that this is their natural, inherent black culture. When they see Asians arrive without even the advantage of speaking English and then do well, it infuriates them. Rather than confronting their Democrat puppet masters about the racist lie being used against them, they take out their rage on the nearest convenient objects. These “objects” happen to be fragile, elderly Asian people, whom they smash to the curb as the only way they can think of to lash out at an unjust system.

These frustrated blacks, trapped in a cycle of poverty and crime, are right that the system is unjust but that injustice isn’t because of those innocent Asian victims. It’s unjust because white elites in the Democrat party and their black kapo enforcers in BLM and the race hustlers in the media are running an ugly, obscene con job on blacks to keep them in a perpetual state of servitude. The goal is to ensure that Democrats can rely on black’s loyal votes in perpetuity.

And the really big Democrat joke on the blacks is that, having attained total federal power, the first thing the Dems are doing is opening the border and giving citizenship to 30 million illegal Latin Americans. These are the people who compete with poor blacks for jobs and housing, and who will make black votes irrelevant. The Democrats will have all the votes they need from the new Hispanic population.

Democrat efforts to use and abuse blacks ended with slavery and Jim Crow. However, they eventually figured out that they could control blacks completely with a vicious, destructive simulacrum of kindness that would destroy them, turning generations of young blacks into mindless people committed to violence and dependent on the government. And once these grievously manipulated people had fulfilled their Helter Skelter purpose of destroying America’s successful economic, social, and political culture, the ruling class could abandon them in favor of the easier-to-manage Latin Americans, who haven’t yet learned to bridle at doing menial labor for the Nancy Pelosis and Joe Bidens of this world.

But back to the Asians, there is something that might console these blacks who are brainwashed enough to think that it’s the Asians, not the Democrats, who are their enemies. Asians invariably send their kids to college. In the last 20 years, colleges have become so wacked-out with Wokeness and identity-politics, that their children are getting deeply propagandized, just as surely as blacks have been.

Asian children, instead of feeling superior and accomplished, are being taught that they’re victims. And once they learn that, they’ll fail too, just like all the other identity groups the Democrats demean and exploit.

And that’s why there’s an uptick in black violence against elderly Asian people.

The Democrats’ Helter Skelter approach to racial politics

The Democrats seem determined to foment a race war in America. Are they intentionally trying to replicate Manson’s Helter Skelter theory?

Across America, the current Democrat policy is focused with laser-like intensity on fomenting racial discord. This is true within federal and state governments and within large corporations that are staffed with woke college graduates. Here are just a few examples from recent days. I could easily find, not dozens, but hundreds of more examples, maybe even thousands:

1. Coca-Cola has confirmed that it was training its employees to “try to be less white,” a racist notion if there ever was one.

2. Washington state illegally funneled COVID relief money to radical political groups based upon racial criteria.

3. Jodi Shaw, an incredibly brave former Smith employee, wrote a public resignation letter in which she detailed the demeaning racist harassment she suffered because she is white.

4. An experienced administrator in the Bronx is suing her school district based on her allegations that the district harassed her relentlessly and then demoted her because she shared a Holocaust story about her family and refused to give a “Wakanda salute.”

5. Although it’s a “north of the border” story, this report out of Canada fits in perfectly with the Democrat approach: a school district is hunting down anonymous students who dared to set up an Instagram account claiming that all people are created equal and should be judged by the actions, not by the color of their skin.

6. Oregon’s official policy now is that math as it is currently taught in schools is racist because it requires students to give the right answers — and that requirement is a dangerous example of inherent white malevolence and a determination to destroy other races.

7. The Oregon story leads me generally to what’s going on in American schools. On Friday, Tucker Carlson devoted his entire hour-long show to reports of the way in which America’s public schools are intentionally demeaning whites on solely racial grounds:

Watch the video while you can for I’m sure it will be pulled soon.

8. Kristen Clarke, who is Biden’s nominee to the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, has claimed that whites are genetically inferior and that race must factor into every decision in America.

And of course, there’s the official White House and Democrat party line that events on January 6 were the actions of armed white insurrectionists attempting a coup. The various federal Democrat people and entities make this claim even though the only ones armed were law enforcement officers, one of whom killed a woman; it’s apparent that leftists were heavily involved in fomenting and then acting in the events of January 6; and neither Trump nor his supporters have ever done anything other than to claim that Trump’s policies will benefit everyone and that we should all be treated equally. That last notion, of course, is a sure sign of white supremacy in the year 2021.

We are not witnessing the random actions of a few racial crackpots. Instead, across America, at every level — education, corporations, and government — the Democrat message is clear: Whites are inherently inferior and their “genetic traits,” which shamefully include punctuality, ambition, loyalty, reliability, and good math, are dangerously racist.

Before 1860, the message in large parts of America was that blacks were inherently inferior, a policy that propped up slavery. That led to a Civil War resulting in 650,000 Americans dead out of a population of only 31.5 million.

Between 1865 and the 1960s, the message in large parts of America was that blacks were inherently inferior, a policy that propped up Jim Crow and true systemic racism. That is, across America, various governments and many institutions (i.e., large corporations, especially banks) had policies that openly discriminated against black people. This destroyed lives, blighted talent and hard work, and led to the vast social dislocation of the 1960s, something that provided an opening to communists and that still affects America today.

Now, in 2021, the message the Democrats are sending across America, one being hammered home with increasing ferocity and with the power of the state to enforce it, is that whites are inherently inferior and, on top of that, evil. Whites therefore need to be abused, demeaned, diluted (via illegal immigration), and systematically shut out of America’s civil society.

Here’s the irony behind this un-American, dangerous sentiment: This anti-white policy comes down via white people (Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and other whites in D.C.; and Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Bezos, and other whites who amassed power through technology). When I look at the problem through that filter, all I can think of is Charles Manson and “Helter Skelter.”

Older readers will remember what Helter Skelter means. At bottom, it was simply a song from the Beatles’ edgy White Album. Charles Manson, though, was sure that the phrase, the song, and the album itself had a deeper meaning.

Wikipedia does an adequate job of summing up the Helter Skelter philosophy that Manson created and that inspired his followers to brutally slaughter seven people in the Los Angeles hills (hyperlinks and footnotes omitted):

Charles Manson had been predicting racial war for some time before he used the term Helter Skelter. His first use of the term was at a gathering of the Family on New Year’s Eve 1968 at Myers Ranch near California’s Death Valley. The scenario had Manson as the war’s ultimate beneficiary and its musical cause. He and the Family would create an album with songs whose messages would be as subtle as those he had heard in songs of the Beatles. This would not merely foretell the conflict but would trigger it by instructing “the young love”, meaning white American youth, to join the Family, and it would draw the young, white female hippies out of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury.

Black men would thus be deprived of the white women whom the political changes of the 1960s had made sexually available to them and would lash out in violent crimes against whites. Frightened whites would retaliate with a murderous rampage, and militant blacks would exploit it to provoke a war of near-extermination between racist whites and non-racist whites over the treatment of blacks. Then the militant blacks would arise to finish off the few whites who survived; in fact, they would kill off all non-blacks.

In this holocaust, the members of the enlarged Family would have little to fear; they would wait out the war in a secret city that was underneath Death Valley which they would reach through a hole in the ground. They would be the only remaining whites upon the race war’s conclusion, and they would emerge from underground to rule the blacks who, as the vision went, would be incapable of running the world. At that point, Manson “would scratch [the black man’s] fuzzy head and kick him in the butt and tell him to go pick the cotton and go be a good nigger”.

Incidentally, regarding the sexual element in Manson’s theory, it’s noteworthy that, to celebrate Black History Month, Northwestern University created an interactive “BDSM FUNdamentals” workshop:

And here’s a bonus: The class on how bondage and polygamy can be employed to score said liberation will be taught by a “two spirit Black and Indigenous facilitator and healer.”

That’s right — participants will learn from “Vee AKA: Electr0papi (They/She),” who’s reportedly “an electro play and fire play enthusiast as well as a rope suspension top.”

A lot of really bad 1960s ideas are flowering now, thanks to the seeds planted and nurtured in academia (which especially affect Silicon Valley), as well as the 1960s/1970s generation holding power in D.C. (see the aforementioned Biden, Pelosi, Gates, etc.). I’m beginning to fear that one of these really bad ideas is an updated version of Charles Manson’s Helter Skelter theory of a race war followed by total white control over black people. Steeped in this highly racist, anti-white ideology, it doesn’t matter to these people that blacks make up only 13% of the population. They don’t care that this racial balance means that it’s unlikely blacks will prevail in such a war and more likely that, after some unspeakable brutality on both sides, they’ll lose the war.

What matters is that they badly want a war. And if it’s a war they want, I’m terrified that it’s a war they’ll get.

Conservatives — we have to be our own deus ex machina

A theatrical deus ex machina will not appear in the next week to save us. We’re on our own but there are things we can do to save ourselves.

The news is clear about what’s happening today in America: The American private sector — social media, internet search engines, web hosting engines, 14,000 American companies, banks, media outlets — is systematically working to silence and destroy anyone who opposes the Democrat political agenda. For example, Mozilla’s leftist leadership, apparently finally over the “guilt by association” horrors of the McCarthy era (an era leftists still use as a rallying point), is reinstating guilt by association. It’s CEO, Mitchell Baker published a statement entitled “we need more than deplatforming.”

After applauding shutting down Trump, he had some specific prescriptions:

Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than just the temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media platforms.

Additional precise and specific actions must also be taken:  

Reveal who is paying for advertisements, how much they are paying and who is being targeted.

Commit to meaningful transparency of platform algorithms so we know how and what content is being amplified, to whom, and the associated impact.

Turn on by default the tools to amplify factual voices over disinformation.

Work with independent researchers to facilitate in-depth studies of the platforms’ impact on people and our societies, and what we can do to improve things.

In other words, pure McCarthyism: Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican party? Or a Trump supporter? Or someone who refuses to kneel when shown the American flag or hearing the national anthem?

It’s not surprising, of course. Do you remember that, back in 2008, Mozilla fired Brendan Eich, who created JavaScript and co-founded Mozilla, because he believed marriage is between a man and a woman? He moved on, thankfully, to found Brave, which I use as my browser.

Meanwhile, on the political front, congressional Democrats will impeach Trump again in a (futile) attempt to prevent him from a second crack at the presidency. They are also trying to boot from federal and state office anyone who claims that the election outcome resulted from fraud.

In the face of this profoundly un-American activity, I get a lot of emails promising me things. They promise me that Trump activated the insurrection act so that he and General Flynn can retake America. They promise me that pictures of Hunter Biden with 10-year-olds — and proof that Joe Biden was complicit — are about to be released. They promise me that Italy leaders, from the Pope on down, have been or will be arrested for (a) pedophilia, (b) murder, (c) interfering in the American election, or (d) all of the above. They promise me that people deep within the U.S. government have been turned and will publicly confess their election sins.

All of those emails are deus ex machina emails. Deus ex machina means “the god from the machine.” It was a theatrical device with roots in the ancient Greek theater. When the plot reached a point at which no human agency could save the beleaguered characters, a crane (the machine) would lower onto the stage an actor dressed as a god. There’d often be exciting noises and smoke to maintain the image. And then that “god” would set things right and ensure a happy ending. It’s a fiction. It’s not reality.

There is no insurrection act, there are no Italian confessions that anyone is going to act upon, there are no hidden witnesses about to come out. And even if all of that were true, the Democrats have clamped down on the engines of communication that would allow anyone to hear their sounds. Remember the philosophy question asking, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?” Same goes here: If the truth is spoken but all the megaphones have been seized, can anyone hear?  No. The answer is no.

But… (You knew I was going to leave you on such a downer note, right?)

There actually is a deus ex machina here. It’s us. We are the ones who can make things right. I haven’t yet figured out how to deal with the election system, but we can make change against the private sector:

Social media: As we’ve long known, social media is not “free.” We have “free” access because the real money comes from advertisers who want to reach us. If conservatives get off social media — and I mean off, off — the advertisers lose interest. Democrats routinely destroy private businesses with boycotts, something I’ve found appalling. I no longer find it appalling. Any business that supports the suppression of speech deserves to die. Let a few conservative media types stay on social media so as to keep an eye on what’s going on. I recommend Twitchy, which stays abreast of Twitter so you don’t have to.

For the same reason, because of my paying work, I also have to stay on social media for stories but believe me that I won’t post there. (I just have to figure out how to stop the automatic posting I do now with this site. I set it up, but don’t remember how. Give me some time on that one.)

The flip side of this is that it’s time to go back to the old way of doing things: Follow your favorite conservative sites. Conservative sites are currently heavily dependent on social media for their traffic. If you’re going off social media, you need to support your favorite sites in another way. You can pay for an annual subscription, donate to their PayPal accounts, or simply visit them every single day, even if you don’t have time to read anything. If you have a site, reinstate the old practice of a “blog roll.” That lets your followers know which conservatives sites you think are worth following. Back in the day, this networking was how conservatives changed politics change before the switch to social media — and it’s how it can happen again. I’ll put together a blogroll over the next few weeks.

Also, cast your mind back to the fact that, even before social media, we used to communicate. We did it via emails, via phone calls, via snail mail, and via getting out and talking to people face to face. For the time being, there’s also this:

Boycott businesses and China: It’s time for us to do without, which isn’t a bad thing anyway considering how tight money is. As I said, I used to oppose mass boycotts but I’ve changed my mind. Stop buying anything from Amazon, which shut down Parler, except for conservative books or publications in line with what Sarah Hoyt recommends. I know Amazon is convenient, but there are other sites that will also mail products to you. And people like me, who hate shopping in brick and mortar stores had better learn how again.

If you can afford to do so, avoid Walmart, whether online or in person. Walmart is effectively a Chinese front. It destroyed American businesses by undercutting every American manufacturer by pushing cheap goods from China. If you do have to shop there, try to avoid Chinese-made products.

And yes, if a product is made in China, and you can get by without it, DON’T BUY IT. When it comes to cheap consumer goods, we’re like crack addicts keeping our dealers in money. I was reading boxes like crazy yesterday when I went out shopping and discovered that I can make do without all kinds of things. Thankfully, the home fire extinguisher was made in Mexico.

While I encourage you to buy American, if you buy things, buy from patriotic companies. If at all possible, don’t buy from the companies who belong to the Business Roundtable, because it’s their organization that’s trying to kick Trump out of office in the few days left to him. You’ll be surprised to discover how many products you can do without. For example, is there anything the Coca Cola company makes that’s actually good for you? They peddle products that make Americans fat, unhealthy, and poor.

I understand that we still live in the world and that we’re going to buy stuff from those 14,000 companies. However, I urge you to go through the list and figure out what you can do without. If we all trim down our purchases, those companies are going to hurt.

If you haven’t already, unless your college is Hillsdale, stop sending it money when you get those alumni requests. All American colleges and universities are hotbeds of leftist indoctrination. I don’t care about their football or basketball teams, and nor should you. Those are just ways to inveigle more people into the propaganda machine.

Other ideas for our being the gods from the machine that save us are welcome here. This is just a start. But for goodness sake, we’ve got to stop funding the people and nations that despise us. We’ve got to stop being the money trees funding our own destruction.

If you’re feeling despair, well, I am too. But as I keep saying, depression and despair are passive emotions. Democrats would be delighted if we were depressed and despairing. Instead, we have to be the engines of change. Turn those feelings into anger and optimism. We can act and we will act.

And let me be perfectly clear: I am talking about legal, non-violent action. Dig out Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and follow them. He advocated clever, non-violent tactics, and he was exactly right, as we know to our cost. Remember, the tactics are good; it was just the leftist goals that were bad.

Copy the Democrat boycott machine. And remember that it wasn’t just that Democrats stopped buying products. They would inundate the companies they were boycotting with phone calls, emails, letters, etc., letting the companies know exactly what was coming their way.

Get involved in local organizations, where change happens first. Get on the school board, get on the water board, get on the local college board, volunteer to work with immigrants (including those damn illegal ones) so that they get exposed to conservative ideas instead of only socialist ones. Follow that stupid leftist mantra: Be The Change.

Leftists took the culture; we can re-take it — and we can do it without a single smidgen of violence. Why? Because the leftists will help us. First, their coalition is a house of sand. They divided, and then subdivided, and the sub-sub-divided people into dozens of victim/identity groups and told all of them that the enemy was on the right. With the right routed, there is nothing to hold these groups together. They will destroy each other in the rush for spoils. I’m waiting for the day when the Squad realizes that Pelosi is an old white woman wrongfully occupying a spot that belongs to one of them — and brutally de-thrones her.

Second, as we’ve witnessed in Democrat-run states this year, they may be ruthless, but they’re also utterly incompetent. Their gift is destruction. They have no other abilities.

To sum up this post: Things are really bad. There is no magical deus ex machina who’s going to appear in the next nine days to save America. Therefore, it’s up to us to act. We have the power — the legal, non-violent power — but we have to stop waiting for someone else to do it for us.

I’ll leave you with the words of Harry Truman, harking back to a time when Democrats still had American values:

IMAGE: Lauracorominas. CC BY-SA 4.0

Are the Democrats waking the sleeping giant?

Democrats and monopartiers think they’ve won today but they may have sown the wind and will reap the whirlwind, by waking the sleeping giant.

There are a few points I find myself making in my responses to emails from worried and unhappy people. There’s a common thread I’m seeing in my own writing, so I thought I’d see if I could pull it all together in this post.

Here’s a preliminary but important point: Don’t give in to depression and despair. Both of those are emotions that encourage passivity.

No matter what is coming down the pike, we are effective only if we’re energized. In that regard, I have to give the leftists credit for keeping anger as their battery power for four endless years.

We constitutional patriots are going to do it differently: We’re going to combine anger at a fraudulent election process with optimism and patriotism. That mixture of righteousness and the happy warrior spirit is the source of true power. It will keep us going whether our fight ends with Trump’s second inauguration or whether we keep the American flame burning until Trump’s second election or the election of any one of a number of extraordinary conservative young people coming up in America today.

And now for my sleeping giant point: A lot of people despair that not enough Americans, including disappointed Trump voters, will act going forward. Instead, they will become the numbed vassals of the tech tyrants and our new Chinese overlords.

I think that the people worrying about this outcome aren’t taking into account the huge efforts Democrats and other members of the monoparty (more on that monoparty, below), all of whom control the Deep State, have made to wake that sleeping American giant. Up until these efforts, the reality was that working- and middle-class people were not activists and were the last people to man their barricades. They simply had too much to lose.

As I’ve said over and over for years, people with mortgages, car payments, apartment rent, dependents, retirement funds and, most important, a stable or rising standard of living will never rock the boat. This is why, incidentally, ordinary FBI agents were perfectly agreeable when they saw their superiors engage in the Russia hoax. Even if their consciences bothered them, their mortgages and 401K plans bothered them more.

But what happens when the party about to take complete political power deliberately destroys the working and middle classes? And note, please, that when I say “the party,” I mean the monoparty. This isn’t just Democrats, although it’s mostly Democrats. It includes RINOS, NeverTrumpers, and monoparty “Republicans” who go where the money and power are.

So I ask again, what happens when this monoparty engages in politics that are manifestly intended to destroy the working- and middle-classes while enriching preferred constituents? And I’m not just talking here about the lockdowns, which wiped out American restaurants (bastion of family businesses), mom-and-pop stores, hair salons, etc. And it’s not just that these policies, by shutting down ordinary businesses and otherwise trapping people in their homes, enormously enriched the big retailers (Walmart, Amazon, etc.) and the tech tyrants (Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc.).

Instead, I’m also talking about Nancy Pelosi admitting she refused to agree to another stimulus bill because it would have benefitted Trump, not Biden. And Oregon’s unconstitutional decision to use Wuhan virus relief money only to benefit minorities, not similarly situated non-minorities. And the way politicians (mostly Dems, but also a few Republicans) have been flouting their own rules, as if to rub everyone’s face into the way they’re being destroyed. And the AMA’s decision, after hundreds of thousands are claimed to have died from the Wuhan virus (numbers I question), to announce suddenly that, with Joe Biden heading for the White House, hydroxychloroquine is now an approved medicine. If that was as politically driven a decision as it appears, the members of the AMA are mass murderers. And I’m talking about Bill Gates placidly announcing that the lockdowns should continue into 2022 just to make sure everything is his version of safe. And I’m sure you can come up with your own examples of the monoparty not just putting its collective thumb on the scale, but doing so blatantly and with glee.

We’re seeing a perfect storm here: The monoparty (mostly Democrats) have engaged in policies that have destroyed, and are destroying, everything that kept working- and middle-class people stable and non-rebellious. Not only that, they’ve done so in the most offensive ways possible, continuously reminding these same working- and middle-class people that, even as their lives are being ruined, the protected classes are subject to different rules and are doing just fine, thank you very much. They’ve also worked hard to sow racial divisions, so that Americans cannot come together to fight this oligarchy. And just to ice that toxic cake, this whole lockdown might have been stopped instantly if the monoparty hadn’t decided that a medicine Trump recommended must instantly be treated like poison.

And then, on top of it all, to gild the icing on that toxic cake (yeah, yeah, metaphors run amok), the monoparty commits blatant election fraud to push into the White House a man who never left his basement, who inspired no enthusiasm, who had negative coattails, who has a 48-year record of corruption and stupidity, who pimped out his son to America’s geopolitical and economy enemies for cash, who dances to China’s tune, and who is drifting into senility.

People who have nothing left to lose, and who see unworthy people stealing everything they have, are a people ripe for rebellion. These are not college students with imaginary grievances or mentally-ill (and often criminally perverted) Antifa types who are ripe for a riot or some fun looting. Instead, these are people who responded to Pearl Harbor, or who rose up in the Warsaw Ghetto, or who fought the most powerful military in the world in the second half of the 18th century, or who engaged in the Battle of Athens.

Right now, the corrupt American media, working with the tech tyrants, is ridiculing these Americans, hiding information from them, and trying to brainwash them into thinking all is well. All is not well. I think bad things, really bad things, are going to happen.

I don’t say this with relish. I have always lived a protected, peaceful life, and I both hoped and assumed that my life would continue that way until I died in my bed of advanced age. I never wanted to replicate my parents’ experience of Depression, dislocation, and war. Even now, I still pray that, when these anguished, disenfranchised, dispossessed Americans rise up, they can still do so through our traditional, peaceful, democratic means: Freedom of speech, the ballot box, and the free market.

But I’m worried. I won’t lie to you. I’m very worried. Being worried, though, doesn’t mean I’m giving in to that despair I warned about at the top of this post. I’m going to do my bit, as best as I can through my writing, to be that happy warrior. As I see it, my job, using my skill, is to help America work it’s way back to a constitutionally-governed, free market, decent and moral nation, rather than a racially-riven, economic basket case, governed by a tech oligarchy beholden to China.

Look to Mossyrock, Washington, if you want to see how this begins:

What do I think of the Democrats’ COVID-19 management?

A truly thoughtful, open-minded Democrat friend asked me what I thought of the COVID-19 lockdowns. This was my first pass answer.

I am opposed to the lockdowns. Fortunately, I’m in an economic class that can handle them. People who cannot telecommute or live on their savings are being destroyed. I believe what is happening now is evil.

We know a lot more about the virus than we did in the spring. We have better treatments and we know who’s at risk. The smart thing is to protect the vulnerable, masks in crowded places or for those who want them and get back to normal. And here’s something for you to chew on: John Hopkins did a study showing that deaths in 2020 were average overall, a study that was pulled because the authors didn’t like that people made use of it to advance arguments with which the authors disagreed. The bottom line, as many conservatives have argued, is that COVID-19 hastened the deaths of those who would have died anyway. A tragedy? Most certainly. Losing even one day from a loved one is a tragedy, but you don’t offset tragedy by destroying a country.

Right now, I can’t help wondering what’s driving people like Oregon’s governor. Has she decided that avoiding a single coronavirus death is worth destroying millions of lives, with the attendant increase in suicide, depression, substance abuse, crime, spousal and child abuse, deaths from untreated diseases such as cancer and heart disease, etc.? Can she explain why you can’t have people in your home or go to the Mom & Pop store, but Walmart and Costco are just fine? Also, can those governors explain why they were copacetic with mass riots in the spring, at the peak of the virus, but God forbid you celebrate Thanksgiving?

And the hypocrisy — the Denver may, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, and more — they all made it clear that the rules don’t apply to them. That either means they think that, godlike, they are immune or, more likely, they know that what they’re doing makes no difference to the virus. If that’s true, all their rules are either because they enjoy the power or because they’re achieving a goal other than the spread of disease. The obvious short-term goal was to destroy Trump. The longer-term goal seems to be to break the back of the middle- and working classes that are not on board with the Democrat party’s agenda.

People will go along with this for a while, especially if the leaders keep them in a state of fear. However, at a certain point, time blunts the fear and people begin to realize they’re being used and abused. Then, you have a true revolution, not the carefully choreographed BLM rallies, but true revolution. I fear that.

One Democrat with whom I spoke accused me of heartlessness because “people will die.” People will always die and a pandemic that, averaged out over the country, has a 99% survival rate should not merit killing the country to “save” it.

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Watcher of Weasels 2020-11-19 22:36:36

The Democrats had a comprehensive plan for election fraud but Trump’s massive victory, plus an inexorable computer algorithm, ruined it all.

I listened to the press conference that President Trump’s legal team gave today. Because I’ve been following this story extremely closely since the election, none of them said anything that surprised me. I’m betting, too, that nothing surprised any of you. Trump’s legal team knows that Trump supporters have been paying very close attention to the evidence of fraudulent election activity that’s been accruing since November 3.

The point of this press conference was to force the media — that is, the mainstream media — to listen to the narrative. The very first question out of CNN, though, showed that the media, like the heathen idols in the Bible, “have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not….” (Psalm 135).

After Rudy Giuliani had carefully explained the on-the-ground vote fraud, Sidney Powell had equally carefully explained the massive fraud committed with the Dominion vote systems, and Jenna Ellis had scolded the media for its utter lack of curiosity, the CNN “reporter” shouted out: “Is your goal in this to pressure officials and lawmakers in the battleground states to block or delay certification so the GOP can pick their own electors? Is that the end game here?” In other words, “All I heard was blah-blah-blah, so I assume Trump is trying to cheat.”

Having lived and breathed this news since the election, I believe that I’ve finally figured out a simple way to explain what happened to those in the media who are more open-minded, as well as to everyday Americans who want a map to explain this complicated story. It should start, as all good stories do, with

Once Upon A Time….

Once upon a time, in 2016, the Democrats were absolutely certain that Hillary Clinton would win the White House in order to serve Barack Obama’s third term. Because of that, the various branches of the Democrat party — the DNC, the Washington bureaucracy, the media, and the tech monopolies — made crucial two choices: They did not censor Donald Trump’s campaign because they assumed it would alienate Americans, and they didn’t cheat any more than Democrats have routinely cheated in elections for last 130 years or so.

To the Democrats’ absolute horror, Americans voted for Donald Trump, who openly declared that he was going to clean out Washington D.C. and free Americans from their unconstitutional servitude to and rule by a grotesquely overgrown federal government. In that moment, when the Democrats realized they lost, you can imagine that them as millions of Grouchy Marxes and Bugs Bunnys, outraged that their grifts had ended:

All four arms of the Democrat party had their assigned roles to end the American people’s seemingly successful rebellion against the Democrats’ grip on the American government.

The Bureaucracy’s/Deep States’ job was to oust Trump immediately by faking up the claim that he’d conspired with Russia and then, when that failed, with Ukraine. Barack Obama continued as the commander in chief for this coup attempt.

The media and the tech monopolies had a two-pronged assignment. The first prong was silence to Trump supporters and other conservatives, whether by lying about them, deplatforming them, or ignoring them into oblivion. This accelerated before the election with openly aggressive deplatforming and censorship (especially about Hunter Biden). The second prong was to amplify the Democrats’ messages, whether that Trump was uniquely evil and incompetent, that the Wuhan virus was the second coming of the medieval black death, or that Joe Biden was an intelligent, accomplished, and effective leader.

Finally, the DNC — or perhaps a much smaller cadre of people drawn from all four branches of the Democrat party — got the task of making sure that the November 3, 2020 election, unlike the November 8, 2016 election, ended with a certain Biden victory. This time, they weren’t taking any chances. And again, this was a two-pronged effort.

The first prong was to ramp up all the traditional forms of Democrat cheating. In this, they got a boost from their hysterical response to the Wuhan virus which gave them an excuse to urge people to vote by mail. In true blue states, they did this by executive or legislative fiat. In swing states, they put enormous pressure on their supporters to vote by mail.

For Democrats, the beauty of mail-in voting is that it’s the form of voting most vulnerable to cheating. Instead of having to sneak people into polling places and hoping they don’t get caught, with mail-in voting, the dead, the illegal aliens, and the imaginary people simply had to shuffle their way over to a mailbox. And thanks to ballot harvesting, even that chore was limited. A harvester could find as many dead, illegal, and imaginary people as possible (plus sadly non compos mentis people in old age homes) and funnel all their votes to the mailbox or registrar.

Democrats also relied upon poll worker chicanery, such as intentionally miscounting votes, losing Trump votes, repeatedly counting Biden votes, and accepting entirely illegal shipments of tens of thousands of Biden votes long after the voting deadline had ended. In more past elections than we will ever know, this was more than good enough to get a Democrat candidate over the top.

But Democrats still had a niggling worry: Trump had shown remarkable sticking power with his supporters. They remained fiercely loyal for the entirety of his term, despite the non-stop slanders hurled at him. As the election neared, they turned out in their thousands and tens of thousands to hear him. The polls that ostensibly showed a massive Biden wave seemed — ahem — “suspect” when people compared Biden’s 12 people rallies to Trump’s 52,000 people rallies . . . in Pennsylvania.

The Democrats, though, had an ace up their sleeve. No, not an ace. All four aces. No, that’s wrong too. Democrats had a whole deck of aces up their sleeves.

Their aces came in the form of Smartmatic voting machines running Dominion software. The Dominion/Smarmatic system (henceforth, “Dominion”) was uniquely positioned to assure the doddering Biden’s (and the rapacious Harris’s) victory.

Dominion had its genesis in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. The inventors specifically intended them to throw elections. That was their purpose. Thus, the Dominion systems weren’t there to record and count votes; they were there to change votes.

The Dominion systems had headquarters in Canada and England; vote counting centers in Barcelona, Spain, and Frankfurt, Germany; George Soros ties; and, in the case of Dominion Software Systems, a vice president, Eric Coomer, who is a fanatic Trump hater and Antifa supporter — and who was heard promising his Antifa friends that he could and would use his position at Dominion to ensure that Trump lost.

Here’s what the brains behind the Democrat party assumed would happen: Their traditional level of cheating would be more effective than usual thanks to the boost they got from the Wuhan virus. Indeed, the cheating might be so good that, standing alone, it would defeat Trump. Trump’s old-fashioned get-out-the-vote effort would pale compared to the Democrats’ get-out-the-illegal-vote effort.

Still, every plan needs an insurance policy. For the Democrats, the plan was the Dominion systems. The plan wouldn’t apply in super red states, of course, because there was no way the Democrats could claim that Biden could win in South Carolina or Tennessee. And it wouldn’t work in Texas, which had the intelligence to reject the Dominion system because of its vulnerability to massive fraud. And of course, it was unnecessary in super blue states.

After all, despite the mess Democrats have made of California and New York, people in those states have been brainwashed into thinking Republicans are worse than Satan (or, as Bandy Lee, a Yale psychiatrist, said, Trump is worse than Hitler.) Because these people cannot allow themselves to be seen as supporting Satan, Hitler, or Trump, they’ll always vote Democrat, no matter how much the party is destroying them.

For those states, though, that were a bit unreliable — Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc. — the Democrats knew that Dominion was there for them. After all, if you’re going to strike at the king, you’d better be able to kill him in a single blow. You need that Plan B.

Here’s what was supposed to happen: For the most part, the traditional cheating would ensure that Biden won in most, or even all, of those shaky swing states. However, Democrats assumed, if he didn’t win, his eventual loss in any one of those states would be by a small margin — hundreds, maybe a few thousands, of votes. In that case, the Dominion systems had their directions programmed into them.

The Dominion systems had two algorithms. (It’s still unclear to me if the systems decided which algorithms to apply or if humans did.) They could delete Trump votes while creating votes out of whole cloth for Biden or they could transfer Trump votes to Biden. Once they’d done that, they would ensure that any additional votes, whether real or fake, were always counted to favor Biden. The point was to give Biden a little boost, not an obvious one; it would be just enough to hand him a believable victory.

You’ll note that this system was set up so that it would be impossible for Trump to win. He could not possibly have campaigned in a different way so as to get more votes. Whatever his vote tally, the Dominion system would make sure Biden got just a little more. Really, it was a perfect plan. It would be invisible, there’d be no hoi polloi to testify about it, and it was foolproof.

Except that it wasn’t foolproof at all.

What the Democrats hadn’t counted on was that Trump wouldn’t get just a few hundred or even a few thousand more votes than Biden. Instead, Trump would get an extraordinary tidal wave of votes. His lead over Biden when the polls closed would be in the hundreds of thousands. The Dominion Plan B wasn’t set up for this margin of victory. Unfortunately for Democrats, it was the only plan they had.

In the wee hours of November 4, the important swing states suddenly announced that they were stopping counting, something absolutely unheard of in a presidential election. What they were really doing was regrouping in the face of this disaster. Eventually, though, they did the only thing they could: They triggered the algorithm for Plan B.

And this is where they learned that computers can be lousy co-conspirators.  Computers lack subtlty. Told to engage in a plan of action, they’ll follow that plan, whether it’s for 600 votes, 6,000 votes, or 600,000 votes. And, being computers, they operate with robotic precision.

The result was inevitable: The computers destroyed all statistical probability. When the marvelous number nerds who haven’t been sucked into the evil world of the tech tyrants looked at the voting patterns in the states in which Trump had been leading before Biden suddenly shot to victory at 4 a.m., they discovered statistical and mathematical impossibilities. Here are just some articles detailing the craziness:

If you don’t want to read all those articles, some of which overlap, this simple video from The Gateway Pundit tells its own compelling story:

Democrats hate the inexorable laws of economics and mathematics, but they are inexorable and now they’re stuck with them.

Having put all this information out there, here’s where the Sorcerer’s Apprentice comes in. You remember that segment from Disney’s 1940 movie, Fantasia, don’t you?

The sorcerer assigns to Mickey Mouse, his apprentice, the task of bringing in some buckets of water to clean the place. Mickey, being lazy, decides to put his rudimentary magic skills to work instead. He casts a spell on the broom, which carries in the water and settles in for a nap.

Mickey awakens to find the room flooded, for the broom, like a robot, keeps following the magic command. Mickey has no idea how to stop the broom and, when he takes an ax to it, he only multiplies the broom, massively increasing the problem. The only thing that saves him is the sorcerer’s intervention.

The Democrats are like Mickey the apprentice. Rather than doing the hard work of getting out the vote — actually, the impossible work, given their candidate and their platform — they decided to cast a spell on the voting system in the form of a cheating algorithm. They assumed they’d get a little boost, and then the election would be over and everything would be better than before.

Instead, like that magic broom with the water buckets, the Dominion systems kept going and going, robotically doing what it took to give Biden an edge. The systems created a flood of votes, just as Mickey’s broom created a flood of water.

Were Democrats really differ from Mickey Mouse is that he had the sorcerer to fall back upon to remedy the situation, followed by a good kick in the pants. The Democrats, though, cannot magically make the evidence of their crime go away. Moreover, if justice finally plays out as it should, rather than a good kick in the pants, many of the Democrats behind this extraordinary banana-republic fraud are going to find themselves on kitchen duty in a prison somewhere in America’s heartland, the place they hate most of all.