Profiles Of The Rich And Arrogant

Do you find it sort of fascinating that the people complaining about the rich paying their fair stinking share are themselves predominately wealthy and very arrogant, too?

If anyone said to them they should have to pay their fair share before running for Congress, I think their heads would explode. But then this is what makes them the rich and very arrogant, even if they are less wealthy than those they want to shake down.

Since this “pay your share” group is in control of the internal revenue service, or believes they are, it is all up to their discretion to define wealth in the first place, along with “fair share.” No one ever seems to spell out though just what that fair share is. Or if they do know they can’t tell you. Why?

And no one seems to ever ask these people exactly what their personal fair share is? That would give us an idea what they have in mind.

Instead, they babble on about the amount of wealth of others they think government is entitled to. Confiscation is also what they have in mind but they do not like that word. That’s too course.

Fair share turns out to be more like the amount of blood a leech feels it should take from its host. As much as it wants. But that may be more subjective than they let on. How long though until government starts to believe it really is their money and they are just going to decide how much to give to you? That gets even more subjective.

I mean if it owns it all, then it is entitled to whatever it desires. You are not. Ownership is only a minor obstacle to them. The easy work around to that is they get to decide what is appropriate for you to keep, not how much they take. That solves the ownership problem easily.

Government looks at this paradigm that you can always just make more, so they can take more. It is a bottomless well, even if it is a leaking bucket. You get to keep whatever doesn’t leak out. But then government decided it wants to change the paradigm, or tweak it a little bit.

It now decides it wants to tax your unrealized gains. So instead of just taxing you on the capital gains when you achieve (realize) them, it wants to tax you in advance on what you would/will realize if you sold it or cashed it in. And why should it have to wait if you own a boatload of assets you are holding? They want their ‘fair share’ of it now.

What happens when or if those assets depreciate after they tax you on them? Well, it is all in the fair share definition. It’s not their problem you got snake eyes. House wins, you lose. I doubt very much if they are going to undervalue your assets before taking their chunk. After all, their philosophy is you can just go make more. It sees your resources as limitless while its are finite. That’s why they need to take more.

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Classic Economic Fallout

Another economic problem looms on the horizon just as big and is also a political one. That is if we muddle through immediate pain at the pump, inflation and supply chain issues in tact; it will send the message to the Democrats that they can do this anytime (all the time) to endlessly spend as much for as long as they want. (which is all they know)

That idea is either this fiscal insanity takes a nasty toll on us now, or they will run up that cost exponentially in the future. Couple that with their insatiable appetite to stress the system until it breaks (Cloward-Piven) as a radical strategy, That means if we manage to avoid major catastrophe now, the catastrophic fallout in the future is going to be so big and bad nothing can help or stop it. So if we aren’t finished off now, we will be next time.

I’m not saying this can be fixed, But if you think this is bad, wait until they think they can spend with impunity at no consequence. That will be a sight.  They are only feigning concern about  spending amounts now. But phony concerns will be off.  I don’t want to think of double digit interest rates again, but even that could be understating it.

Only a view from the cheap seats. Bad as it looks, it’s the next time or future we have to think about. Consider this the stress test. At that serious breach of the system down the line, one might prefer collapse rather than the increasing calamity continuing.

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

 

Normalcy Is Dead

That is a declarative statement because I don’t think there is any question about it. Talking in terms of politics, normalcy is dead but when that occurred could be debated. People should be able to agree on that unless in severe denial.

Why that is important ranges the gambit. However, a recent post about world power rivalry left me thinking about this whole relationship in regards to individual countries.

So I did a little personal exercise thinking of all the people I’ve loosely known from other countries and then thought of what condition their countries are in now, as opposed to say 40-50 years ago. Or even around the time of Reagan as a milestone.

My observation and conclusion, which could be flawed and subject to my own biases, is that most of those countries were on a better trajectory years ago. Now it seems like every one of them is headed toward an opposite, questionable future.

Sure reasons could be too numerous to mention, but as a rule the political future in those countries is in jeopardy. I refer to places like Hong Kong, Venezuala, Taiwan, even Japan has some issues with respect to China. I also added Puerto Rico and Haiti in for flavor.

Yes, China was one of the countries in my short list of about 10 or so. It had some positives. A lot has changed about and in it in those years. Even the trajectory back then of China until now is dramatically different in people’s eyes. And much more so since the pandemic.

In America we like to wish the best on others, which in turn would usually be good for the US. It hasn’t really worked that way though for either of us – meaning for their future or ours. Maybe that is just wave of the times. This is tied to many coincidental factors. Maybe it is much simpler that a larger momentum is going in the wrong direction. (for all)

You could try your own thought experiment plugging in various countries of your choice. I am looking for what it tells us and I don’t like the messages that I am getting. For instance, in general is the world a much more dangerous place than it was decades ago, or not? But in this analysis, one has to be honest about it across the board.

 

That is why it seems with the US — as much as we heard about a return to normalcy during the 2020 election — we got a lot less normalcy, by any standards, than we were promised. In fact, what is normal anymore? Is it it an illusion, or some abstract?

But actually that whole idea of normalcy is very overrated. I was not too fond of that political normalcy prior to 2016 anyway. Good riddance. Except can we just finally admit that normalcy, as they define it, is not the solution in any of these problems but part of the disease? In fact, it could even be a chief cause. (I offer no proof of that)

Let us be done talking about normalcy like some aspirational goal. What is now substituted for normal has more faults than the old Minneapolis Bridge. I could stand losing a concept, or security blanket, of “normal” but I don’t like losing the entire country and way of life along with it.

But there is something more grounded and fundamental than normal. It’s called common sense. And when you lose that there is a price to pay. Things fall apart; they don’t make sense like they once did. Up is down and down is up. We lose ground quickly.

I’m not saying those other countries are suffering for the same reasons. In some ways, other countries have seemed to retain a normalcy without losing values like common sense. It is just that there are more external factors working against them than there used to be.

So the US might be unique in the reasons it is going in the wrong direction or under more threats than the past. It could be much more our fault than in those other countries. For example, as improved as things have gotten in Taiwan over the years, they are now under greater threat than ever. I can’t blame that on the Taiwan people. They didn’t cause it.

Look what happened to Hong Kong. It’s been robbed of its future. Once a thriving beacon, it suffered not due to internal struggles and threats but from a tyrannical external one.

Venezuela likely had many external pressures. Their futures might be bleak now as is ours. But theirs is not simply a matter of internal collapse, but coming from forces outside.

When a nation loses its independence and identity, shit happens. When its sovereignty is stripped away for whatever reasons, it is open to all kinds of rot from the worst places even within, none of which are positive, and evil flourishes.

May the correct force be with us. Normalcy is not the cure.

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Kamala Reimagined Entrepreneur

(*in my sloppy Rod Sterling voice) Just imagine, if you will, a world in which one Kamala Harris is an expert on entrepreneurship, and she is doling out solutions to a market hungry for great fresh ideas.

No, you’re right, I can’t imagine it either.

“In this moment, more than repair, we must reimagine. And after providing $60 billion in relief to small businesses, we must work to broaden access to capital and remove other barriers to success for entrepreneurs across the country.” —

[Says the swashbuckling Diva of entrepreneurs Kamala Harris in a recent expose on Kamala, the adventure capitalist, in Forbes magazine.]

I know, it’s sick. But just think, there are people out there who would believe this crap empanada.

Well, she also has the biggest portfolio of nothingness in world history.

Is their answer to everything “reimagine?” Have they reimagined accountability, too? Maybe she is reimagining the value of 600,000 dead Americans and corrupt politicians who extorted every last bit of it in their lust for power, exclusively in those “blue” business capitals of America.

What Kamala knows about entrepreneurship couldn’t even fill a campaign button. I mean that literally, folks!

Now if by entrepreneurial she actually meant ___________ ….

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The Most Important Question In The World

The most important question in the world right now is more of a personal question to everyone.  We have Marxism running amuck with no apparent end in sight.

So the real important question then is what you will do about it? And everyone will have to make that decision, at some point. It will be thrust on you. Will you wait until forced to answer or will you try to do something before it gets to that? Which is it?

But answer it we must. To have no answer is the same as condoning it. They interpret that as complicit agreement – or denial, which is the same thing. I could have figured out other ways to say it but the direct approach is best so words cannot be twisted or reinterpreted. We have a problem. What we do about it is what determines our posterity and freedom.

It is that bad already.

Some nay think it surely hasn’t gotten to that point yet or doubtfully will. But I have news for them. What more do you need to see? Do you need to feel the full-blown effects or are you realizing the truth about what we see daily rolling out in front of us? They have telegraphed their plans to us.

I know, we have already been accused of being deniers of science and lots of other names, conspiricists too. However, we watch them declare war on science. Yes, they call it science but they have substituted pseudo-psychology and sophistry for science. None of it is settled as they claim. They make it up as they go. A list should not be that necessary.

What do we know?

The Democrats have no credibility at all.

Everything they do is lie.

They are at war with science and the environment.

They believe narrative replaces facts and proof.

They have vilified and demonized over half the country.

They are determined to control what we think as well as what we say.

They are not loyal to what we know as America.

They are hell-bent on forcing socialism on us first. (that’s only the start)

They want total control of government and institutions of communication.

They will monitor what they don’t have control over.

They want divisions everywhere, even including a race war.

They have assembled an agenda of hate.

They will weaponize everything necessary to achieve their ends:
from information to technology, to means of production and all our resources.

They have no allegiance to our rights, as we know them.

They don’t accept our justice system as originally laid out.

They don’t accept limitations on government, only limitations on the people.

They push a “moral” narrative using any immoral means.

They practice the dark arts of deception in all they do.

They are purging the military and targeting their political enemies.

They will unleash anarchy and crime on us as a means to their ends.

They will seek to destroy anything in the path to their goals.

Government must be subservient to, not the arbiter of, their schemes.

Any of that sound exaggerated? It shouldn’t. It is all in place now rolling out across the country. Elections are not sacred to the sovereign will of the voters. The will of the people is whatever they claim it is. Their narrative replaces truth.

So it comes back to that all-important question, what will you do? The answer is still within the confines of the Constitution. But they have already strategized that battlefield.

What happens when people do not accept their methods and madness? We know one thing they still don’t like and can’t stand: any and all opposition.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

New Rules Of The Road

Familiarize yourself with these new de facto rules of the road under Biden’s administration. This is the latest iteration of the way things are going to be run under Biden.

Government will take or extract corporations’ money and call it “government investing.”

Democrats will tell corporations what political positions or opinions they need to have.

Corporations, this is not your government and these are not your allies in Congress or the Democrat Party; they are now your bosses. You submit nicely to their paradigm.

And you are so naive about it. It was so easy without even a whimper.

Caution Note: but no extra, sanctimonious rights or privileges come with those rules.

Shareholders Warning: you now have a new bottom line, what government tells you it is.

The bad news is people will most likely start treating you like an arm of the government.

So you wanted to be involved in politics? Well, who knew that was a business model?

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I thought I should add some needed pretext to what caused me to write this post. It’s very simple, if you don’t already know.

As soon as Georgia rolled out a bill with new laws over voting and elections, Democrats and activists in the black community jumped up with allies in media/press to oppose it.

Immediately, their media comrades like CNN ran point to put pressure on corporations and businesses to stand up to oppose the bill. Calling it suppression was not enough, they had to demonize, lie and distort every segment of the bill before people could hear about it.

Of course most Democrats did not even read the bill, they just followed the lead of the political hacks. Once lies and distortions take root, it is virtually impossible to undo.

Soon CNN had lines of black activists (read Marxists) empaneled on air calling for corporations to take up the opposition flag against Georgia. They demanded any businesses who did not stand up in solidarity with their Marxists mantra was subject to their wrath and the pain for it. Interpret the threats any way you want.

So Delta initially made a statement which, in their view, was not harsh enough toward it. Coca Cola followed the lead of radicals quickly. They were taking names of anyone who refused to adopt their agenda, calling for boycotts. What did businesses do? The jury is still out. Many, like Delta, have probably joined their radical efforts.

This is now democratization of businesses, as I have written about before, by people who have no skin or investment in those businesses. Radicals only use businesses politically as pawns against their political enemies. This is no longer free enterprise but corporate hijacking and extortion. Sadly, more are complying with the radical agenda demands.

Context complete.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

It’s Mourning In America

No that is not a typo. Allow me to get personal. I am a male, which used to be a standard gender description identifier. And  I am over 55, which by definition makes me a boomer instead of an alphabetical generation. Lump me into the late baby-boomer pot. Boomers are not so great. It is only another pejorative, along with whatever else we are called.

All those distorted terms and definitions don’t even bother me anymore.

I live in the east side of America. So within hours, I could be in some of the pivotal areas of the American Revolution. That is the original one. (not the latest revolution) These days that may seem pretty insignificant, if even much remembered. So we do the Fourth of July  but other than that the 4th is basically a relic thought of days of old. We honor those events for the effects they had on us, without really honoring their cost and principle. At least we still acknowledge it. There is that regardless the fainting memory.

But a lot has changed. America has flirted on the precipice of one thing or another for years. Catastrophic warnings about pending doom are not uncommon anymore — lots of fodder for late night or backroom conversations.  Now something more insidious has happened. Things are being hastily put in place which alters everything about America.

No one can deny it has already changed. Into what is still debatable? (while we can)

Most would be forced to admit it is not for the better. What it all means is of stinging importance. America has been changed, the terms are  in limbo.  What does it mean?

For instance, say you are rich or poor or in between anywhere? Suppose you sell a business or make a killing on the stock market, hit the lottery, or whatever. Nice as it is personally, any of that would matter little if America is changed. Sure, your individual net worth may change, but America is what it is. Right? But America, as you know it, has changed. Bummer, you say? Changed is not necessarily a good thing. (to be kind and generous)

It is like winning the battle and losing the war.

None of those personal factors have the effect if America is not the same place it was. So those personal factors don’t matter in the same way, or mean as much, anymore. This is to say that if you have something really good happen to you, personally, it just would not be quite as it once would be. It would not have the same significance.

We are witnessing on one hand the hollowing out of America, and also the descent of America. Yet it is a willing decline from within. It would be akin to tearing down the Berlin Wall without the good on the other side of it. Pains with no gain.

I am getting to the part that we now feel in  mourning. Grief has given way to deep, sorrowful mourning. It is not easy to accept; yet here we are in uncharted territory. We are at the mercy of the wind, whichever way it is blowing, in the throws of the gales and gusts. Survival indeed is a priority.

Though it is just not personal survival we are concerned about, it is the country’s survival. Without that, the rest of everything is dramatically changed forever because it will not come back soon, if ever. How is that for a downer? Sorry, but it is real. We are witnessing the postmortem view of America, unedited. Something not seen before.

Skip over all the details for the time being, of who did what when. Even that seems to matter little if we are in the place we are in. What good is the blame at this point if we cannot rectify the situation? It is what it is. (how many times I have heard that) What good is personal gain if the country has disintegrated and fallen? Could you even have personal gain?  It likely would be short lived anyway with future security being at issue.

Yes, mourning is the correct term for the state we are in. How long it lasts? As long as some memory holds. While you may know relatively what generation you are in, if you fit or not, but what generation is America in? Is it generation D for decline, or is it F for fall? Or does F mean failing? Maybe that factor will then determine our own generation?

The terms don’t even mean what they once did. Then calling it woke is really broke.
And as a Boomer, I remember the old closing caption of the Warner Bros. Cartoons.

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Good Fellow Democrats

Remember the old movie Goodfellas? That film could paint a nice picture of the modern Democrat Party. The Cosa Nostra continues. (Our thing)

Negotiations continue over the COVID aid package. Democrat Nancy Pelosi still wants bailouts for big blue states. No dice. Americans don’t want to pay for failures.

But that isn’t the only problem with Democrats. Mitch wanted liability protection for small businesses. Dems don’t want that. So allow me to translate that into English.

We know what COVID restrictions are doing to small business. Mitch wanted to at least take the burden of lawsuits off of them. Prevent a tsunami of law suits by trial lawyers.

Here is the deal: All the damage small businesses already suffered under COVID and shutdown policies is bad enough – much of it from Democrat governors and mayors.

Then, Dems want to leave the gates wide open for hoards of trial lawyers to come in to finish them off. If they were lucky enough to survive months of pandemic losses, they will be no match for the litigation jihad to take them down in the aftermath.

But, according to a Pew article, even if businesses get some immunity, there will still be nuisance lawsuits filed. Litigation cost could stagger small businesses to fend them off.

What kind of sick expectations can any small business have? Face a tsunami of lawsuits by Democrat trial lawyers or suffer slower, thousand pinpricks of frivolous suits to shake you down, or take your business from under your feet. Some choice.

Remember liability protection would not grant complete mmunity, just set a higher bar. Dems’ pack of trial lawyers await. What protections do businesses have?

It appears protections are not in the package; so open season for now. Goodfellas indeed.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Biden’s Plan of Doom

Case in point, Joe Biden’s latest tweet:

We need to meet the threat of climate change with the urgency it demands — and seize the opportunity to build back better. Tune in as I introduce members of my climate team who will get it done.”

Well, there you go. I only hope Pennsylvania is paying attention now.

So which word offends you more….. opportunity or seize?

I think we need to meet the threat of Joe Biden!

The Enemy Within

There is a disease in America and it is coming from the Left in this country. The days are long in the past when that could be debated.

It is now a very real scenario. We have an enemy within hell bent on destroying America’ It starts and is festering in the Democratic Left. (much as I do hate using the term”)

There is something rottenly wrong in America and it all emanates from the Left. Democrats and the Left are one in the same too. And apparently they will stop at nothing short of our destruction and/or appeasement to global tyranny.

A new poll by Rasmussen found that younger people along with democrats are enthused by the prospect of a Global Reset. (international economic plans) Just look that up if you aren’t aware what it is.

“Democrats, Younger Voters Welcome More International Involvement in U.S. Economy” — Rasmussen Report.

Then they also expect that Joe Biden will play a central part in delivering that wet dream. But at this point, you can no longer attribute such fantasies to ignorance. They know it is toxic to America, they’ve been told. Yet they still want it anyway.

Dems will foist some pathetic campaign to demand we institute policies to participate in a Global Economic Reset. They always do. By now they know the results of that would not be good for us, but they don’t care about that. They will demand it anyway.

So what we have learned from this election, if anything, is that a majority is not necessary for the Democrats to have their way. They are skilled at functioning on a low margin of the country. They don’t let something like a majority stop them.

Reading that survey only proves America is headed in the wrong direction. And so are the numbers in support of socialism. If, after what we have seen, even in a pandemic, they would still side with globalist/socialist policies for America, then we are in a bad place.

When they support Biden taking the country in that direction, I think we are in for a very rough ride — while the enemy within seems to be gaining steam not losing it.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Restrictions Red Line

Once again, it is just Policy in Motion(PIA) from the Left coming at us. Listen to the sound of arrogance from the “it’s science” crowd. A lot of “I don’t get it.”

But Rick Santelli steps up in the spotlight again. And the Left hates that. (Forbes)

“Santelli and Sorkin spar over COVID restrictions”

Is it Tea Party time? It’s always our health and science they are concerned with?

What science declared only big-box stores are safe and exempt?

The Bernie Campaign Motto

If I had to sum up a campaign motto for Bernie in a simple slogan, I’d say it has to be “make them an offer they can’t refuse.” I know most of us associate that with mob activity. But it fits nicely to Bernie Sanders. It is more of a doctrine.

He simply capitalized on the idea of making them an offer so enticing (and stimulating) they cannot turn it down. I mean why should they? All they have to do is vote for him, not like that is costing them anything really. Or so the rationalization goes. Meanwhile, they won’t even know they’ve been baited.

When Trump used the line “what have they got to lose” it actually applied. Meaning people have been locked into failing schools and communities for years, sometimes generations, without improvement even though they kept going to the polls voting for it.

They thought they were doing the right thing only to be lied to over and over again. All politicians really want or need is that vote. Then pols can go on their self-absorbed way. But why give people the improvement when it is the desire for it that has kept them coming out to vote for you? That’s a simple strategy many pols embrace. In other words, why give up the goose that is laying those golden eggs so nicely?

And yes, Democrats and Republicans have both engaged in this “keep them coming back for more” strategy. (Abott and Costello would love that bit)

However, this whole concept of ‘nothing to lose’ is the mentality younger generations have perverted into a ‘why not’ attitude which seems to, more often, get them more than it costs them in the long run. You can’t blame them for trying anyway even if it doesn’t pan out.

Now Bernie uses one gimmick. That is the sales pitch he typically turns to in town halls, usually stacked with his supporters. He suggests he wants a little survey to make his point. He asks them if they believe healthcare is a human right? Then they cheer. He asks if college tuition should be free and government should pay off student debt? They agree. On and on he goes, ticking off item after item on his list. I mean they aren’t going to say no, why should they? So they can’t refuse.

No one is sitting there thinking that it might not be quite right. In fact they are thinking that it should be an actual “right”.

That, in effect, is the explanation for his entire campaign. He’s there to give them what they want. It is not about practicality it is about desire. Oh sure he schemes up some numbers on a paper of how we can pay for it by just “asking a little bit mo’ from the rich.”

It sounds good so what is the problem?

That is: it sounds so good. No one is going to say, “I think we should skip on that but what is the rest of your plan?” No, that is Bernie’s whole plan. There is nothing else to it. That is the plan, a quid pro quo to get him elected. If he was buying votes it would be wrong. But since he is buying your votes with the government’s taxpayer money it is okay. And who cares about what it will cost when it is really just about what you want anyway?

Bernie is no fool but he is making one out of you. And if our elections are now only about demanding what goodies and “freebies” you want to demand, then we are in uncharted territory. They’ve already decided they want to give you a right to kill a baby all the way up to date of birth for whatever reason. If they compromise on the virtue of life, what won’t they be willing to do?

Besides, those gifts and rights they are going to give you are just a cost of doing business. It’s like the car dealership with that enticing gimmick to get you to come down to the lot. Test-drive a few.

How can you say no to that? So the campaign and election is not about Bernie and his record, or what is best for the country, it’s about what you want. And you should have it.

Remember, his answer to any question then is to turn to the crowd and say do you think healthcare should be a right – to get free medical service? He knows the odds are highly stacked in his favor. He justifies his campaign on your need.

And with all this strategy in mind, he says he is going to get the largest voter turnout in history to win. Does it work? Well, it is not costing Bernie anything.

So the next time you see him turn to an audience to ask the question, ask yourself what is the answer to that?

In Bernie’s mind “why complicate it?” And why should we?

Right Ring | Bullright

Bloomberg Bust

As Michael Bloomberg divests, purges all his assets and swears to a vow of poverty, he enters the Democrat primaries. Headline alert. Bye bye, Bloomberg News.

Not really, but isn’t that what new Democrat rules demand? This may get very interesting very fast. Goodie! I’m sure AOC and Bernie could help him redistribute his wealth.

And who will be the lucky recipients of all his extra cash? Just asking for a friend.

What an exciting time in politics! When will the festive de-wealthing begin? I think the giveaways should be live on TV. (that’s just me)

Let’s see how this banner of the Big Gulp cleanses his vast fortune.

Right Ring | Bullright

Ukraine On The Brain

One thing that American people should be outraged about is any idea that the success of the current US president – indeed future of the US – should be determined by Ukraine. Not to mention our election of a president and the next one.

But this is the exact situation the Democrats have put America in. Ukraine is now at the center of all that. We should be appalled but many people are cheering this on.

We just annexed the future of America to a former satellite country of the USSR. One that has had its share of corruption and is engaged in its own sovereign preservation. Something Trump wanted to look into.

But back in 2016, radical Democrats put Ukraine smack into the center of their conspiracy theory (coup in the making) by DNC’s and Democrat operatives’ collusion with it in US election politics. Ever since they have been covering for that fact. Now they have brought Ukraine straightforward into their current goal of trying to impeach the POTUS.

I can’t believe this is anything the people would care about, with regard to choosing our president, except for remote hopes of working with Ukraine to eliminate corruption. But that corruption in Ukraine is where Americans’ concern stops.

It is hard for me to believe that people want Ulraine to determine our present president or our future one. That would seem absurd. But apparently that is the road Democrats are going down and what they believe. Their whole impeachment now rests on a corrupt country waging a battle to protect itself from Russia’s covetous hand.

If Democrats do not want foreign meddling or interference in our elections, they sure have a real funny way of showing it. If successful, it is hard to imagine there will not be some heavy consequences for that. Imagine the people who were obsessed for two and and a half years with a myth of foreign influence in our elections, now are determined to once again inject foreign interference into our politics.

Do Americans fall for such a cheap plot? I don’t believe so. But radicalized Democrats are determined and invested in making that case for it.

Then they put an acting ambassador to that country at the center of their “resistance” case. So while Ukraine is resisting Russia’s military overtures, Democrats put that whole issue into the center of their seditious resistance against a sitting US president – even in congress. And they are etching Ukraine into US history by doing so. They have entered Ukraine into the congressional record in one of the most serious things congress can undertake in America, the impeachment of a president.

But make no mistake; they had put Ukraine in the center of election politics since the 2016 election. They continue to build on that plot right into their current seditious coup mission.

Right Ring | Bullright

Trust Dictionaries

I am going to leave this one up to Webster’s who seems to understand the nuances of Socialism and Communism vs. Capitalism.

The gripe I have is with Leftists who state a simple definition of Socialism as government owning production or the means of production. Some in media also use this definition. This has long been used as a blanket denial of socialism. One can say that definition is the hurdle and they are not advocating that. Thus, they blame you for misstating their position. It becomes a semantics argument. I reject that — and the approach.

That is why I believe Dem0ocrats are some of the most disingenuous or dishonest people there are. And why it is often pointless talking with them. They’ll throw these simple or deceptive meanings out there and expect you to comply with it. What is the point?

It is better to say government controls the means of production. Even that is a little flawed in today’s definitions of Socialism. They’ve been working at creating vagueness for years.

So here is the definition of Socialism and I encourage people to see this page for more information. Webster’s claims communism is one of their most looked up words.

Socialism

1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Socialism vs. Social Democracy: Usage Guide

In the many years since socialism entered English around 1830, it has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the conception of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, “pure” socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy, now often referred to as democratic socialism, in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.

Then we come to the basic Hitler description of Socialism. Asked prior to WWII about abolishing private property, he wanted people to keep their private property just as long as they understand that they are agents of the state. In this way, government does not need to own production or private property, merely control it. While you may own it, you and the property are virtually controlled by the state. All they need is control.

That same philosophical distinction can apply to production. All the state needs is control, which can be achieved by regulations or other arms of the state. So that is the dirty thing Leftisits don’t want to talk about or you to know, as long as you accept their definitions.

Shopping Sprees

I’ll make you a bet, do you think I could do a non-political post? I bet I can.

So I’ve taken a swing at almost anything else and why not say something about consumerism — one of the biggest and quirkiest subjects of our time? In my opinion.

Actually there is something in it worth talking and thinking about. It was made clear to me in a recent trip to some very old familiar turf. I hadn’t been through there in about ten years so sure there would be some changes.

What unfolded in front of my eyes almost defies description. Yep, everyone knows how development goes on and how it’s all done in the name of progress…or so they say. I have never seen that much change in that amount of time to one area.

I didn’t see the housing developments though they must have been there lurking in the background. Though I could not miss the amount of commercial, and I mean 90% retail, development. Other than that I could not miss the monstrous growth of schools either. (I thought they were plenty large then) But let’s just stay with the retail, business end.

Now years ago there was a hot debate over the condition of retail. The consensus seemed to be on the side of brick and mortar’s decline. Well, judging by what I saw, I can safely confirm that did not happen. But one did not expect an explosion of retail expansion anywhere. I guess anywhere other than there. Okay, it was always a hub of discount retail activity and sort of the bargain basement of the area for outlets with tourism. But no more. I saw every major chain represented that I could think of and a few new ones, too.

Of course the whole purpose of this piece was the topic of consumerism. That old debate centered on Internet sales taking over business of brick and mortars. Or at least squeezing them out of the market share. Ha, well, maybe that market is much bigger than even I originally thought. And in the marketplace there should be room for all.

Doing my own thinking about this, while driving along miles of brand new retail stores and mega-plazas, I came to the conclusion that B&M shopping is different than online. My rule of thumb now is that if you want or need an exact item you may go online to purchase it. But if you aren’t locked in on an item, want to examine things, compare or just shop then you would do well to hit the stores — despite traffic and the headaches.

I hear a trend everyone talks about where people are buying almost everything online. Some people that is. Good for them, convenience and all. But there are others who are not sold on the total online bit, not yet anyway. For them the shopping may be split between types. It occurs to me though that the total online crowd may be missing something.

If I stretch out my personal theories, which are no better than yours, I could see a day not too far away when some people may not really know how to shop in real life. That virtual shopping is much different. They got that techno-retail thing nailed.

Like the way cell phones and their addictive use seems to consume people, there could be a time when people just don’t know how to do something without the smartphone or the internet. Face it, shopping is a thing most of us grew up with and adapted to. We may hate it sometimes. But I can foresee a time when some people don’t have those basic life skills. Did I just say shopping is a life skill? Sigh.

I mean actually running down the isles to find something or settle on a different thing or brand without the use of their good old technology crutch. A good trade off? After all, once in a store Google is not going to tell them what isle the coffee or pickles is in. No GPS coordinates with Siri, the obnoxious navigator. They have to look for it which will be like work to them. Physically taxing. That also requires familiarity with the store to be able to quickly find things. You can’t have that when you don’t spend time in a real store.

And I can see a time when it might require stores to have guides for newbies, walking them by hand through their mission. An adventuresome culture shock. I may be exaggerating but not by much. It could be an overwhelming or traumatic experience for them. They might think, “I remember when I was little my mother used to come through the store and she didn’t like it.” So some people may have phobias over that kind of shopping and maybe even need therapy to get accustomed to it, if they even want to.

Well, my little trip just reassured me that there still is a lively market for “retail reality.” With all the new stores someone is shopping in them. But that’s another question, just who are all these people? However, maybe I am the extreme exception because my trip had nothing to do with shopping or buying anything. Observation was enough for me.

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