Crazy As Normal

This topic has been marinating for some time, and I suppose this is as good a time as any to drop it out here. It is an increasingly broad subject, covering many areas.

Call me crazy but…. no, forget the but, just call me crazy. And I promise not to disappoint you. How’s that sound?

These days it’s easier just to admit you are crazy at the beginning. There is a reason. I mean you will be called that anyway, so why not use it to your advantage? Take the sting out it. Embrace it; make it your own!

So I’ve been through discussion cycles many times with Leftists where the more right you are, the crazier they try to paint you. I know sanity is not actually in vogue these days. Not if you pay attention to what passes for normal in our current events.

Crazy has become the new normal, if you notice that? So those outliers and sane people like us, and I do include myself, are now out on the margins. In fact, we’re now right where they want us. For years they have been working on abolishing normal, or normalizing abnormal. They finally succeeded.

You name the subject or issue and the response would be “that’s crazy”. That’s because it is. Now the real crazies are those who believe it is normal. They just don’t know it. That’s what makes them crazy by any measurement. They like to pretend that either normal never really existed or it is now deceased. So they’ve already answered any question about the obituary and just moved on. This fits the agenda of radical Leftists.

But if you don’t accept their new crazy as normal, then you must be crazy. The problem is I am wondering if there really is a way back from here? I mean it used to be recovery pros told addicts, when they stop drinking or gave up doing drugs, some semblance of normalcy would come back, in time. But will it this time…no matter how much time we give it?

The Left finally shot that gap between the Milky Way and everything else. And I don’t think it is coming back. But these days, sobriety without drugs and alcohol can only conclude how crazy everything is. They’ve all gone mad. They don’t need drugs to play games with their mind. North is South. (I’ve made that case for political chaos before)

My guess is simply progressives (commies, Marxists, radicals) do not want us returning to any normal sanity. They worked hard enough to marginalize it. Heck, they don’t want sanity to even have a seat at the table. They want crazy on one side and crazier on the other side. Have them shake hands in the middle and work it all out. But you know crazier typically wins now, it has to. That’s the other new rule.

That way if you should try to apply logic, then illogic must win every time. This really is their destination for us. Only the trip isn’t over yet, we’re still going on. We can’t even say if we’re halfway through, or three quarters, or one third. We don’t know exactly, only that we started. And onward we go, which isn’t necessarily forward. Sans the crazy hats.

Remember the ET movie with that line “ET phone home?” It’s like there is no home to phone. They cut the lines. They don’t want you to know there ever was a home, much less a phone. All there is now is this place in time that has no relevance to any other place in time. And memory is the last thing to be destroyed because you cannot know who you are, or from where, if you have no memory.

See how crazy it all is now, in some twisted and sinister way? If you mention some truth, they will call you a conspiracy nut. No, truth is nothing to mess or fool with these days. It’s dangerous too. Enough of it could even kill you.

Like on the Mueller probe, they want you to believe all of that was really normal and all the other stuff you and I see of actual truth is Crazy Town. Gaslighting personified. They’ve done a pretty good job of programming their people to go along with that script. They get to write it as it goes. Rather convenient.

At this point, I am starting to think that — aside from all those things leftists rail about — any semblance of our real “Normal” is probably one of their biggest enemies. They prefer it not returning, until that is they can completely control it. Well, then it would not be real normalcy, but faux normal. A fraud.

So, be well my fellow crazies. Our time is not over but it will take work from here. See, I don’t mind being called crazy if their new definition of normalcy is insanity with no limits.

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Politics of Evil

“There is a reason this keeps happening,” said someone in the media on El Paso. No, there are no legitimate reasons for it. Unless you call evil, mental problems, lack of respect for the sanctity of human life, and demented people the reasons.

But trying to attribute rational reasons to an irrational act of hatred and evil is not healthy, and possibly dangerous in itself. If you feel that ‘there is a reason this keeps happening’, then be honest about the fact that there are no valid reasons for it.

Though it makes sense for these people to blame Trump for complicity in this evil? Give me a break. Now they turned it completely political and weaponized the evil acts. Is there any reasons for that? I’ll tell you why: they don’t want Trump going to Texas and are just playing dirty, election politics. But then they also claim politics caused it. Really?

Get it? They are playing politics while saying politics caused it.

Democrats are fundraising with it. The DNC politicized it. Elizabeth Warren is fundraising and exploiting this evil for political gain. That is sick. Can’t they think of anything else?

You know the Rham Emanuel rule: “never let a crisis go to waste.” They wasted no time exploiting horrific evil for political gain, blamed politics, then claim politics is the solution.

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See, Say, Pile On The Blame

We’ve now heard Trump blamed for almost everything since he took office, and even for things before he took office like Russia election meddling. To accept some part of it all would be virtually impossible for one man to accomplish. It strains any credulity.

They tried this with Bush and they never did it to Obama. But now they took it to such staggering heights that everything by default is Trump’s fault, going back 8 years.

It makes me wonder what the Left would do without their Scapegoat in Chief? This could be dismissed if it were from the fringes of the Left, but it isn’t. The blame fest has come from lamestream media. It comes from top tiers of the Democrat party and all their candidates, too. Is there a Democrat running who hasn’t blamed Trump for everything?

I am going to leave this right here, though in the hands of our enemies that is a dangerous tool for them to have access to. As if that has not occurred to the Left how it could be used? But they probably think anything bad that comes from their blame campaign can also be blamed on Trump – the more the better. They don’t care about the damage.

Surely shady people in dark places are fascinated by this playing out on a public stage, in this reactional way. And it has been very public. It encourages others, like even the Mayor of London, to chime in. He has his own low approval turmoils but that doesn’t stop him from lashing out in defiance at Trump. For what, when did Trump do anything to him?

No, that is beside the point. It seems to be open season. Get into any trouble or political problems, just blame Trump to score political points. Then use them, save them, collect and trade them with others; blame Trump has become the new currency. Even an international one. It attracts support and is used to raise money, and spent like capital.

About the only thing coming even close to this phenomena is the blame Mitch McConnell campaign. The Left is having a field day tying Mitch’s name to every problem and issue, from Russia to the latest shootings. The left cleverly (I shouldn’t call it clever) attaches cute hashtags to every event using Mitch. Fill in the blank so they can get it trending.

This creates another new phenomena in the social media age for trolls, Leftists, or hashtag architects. Their personal net-value at a given time — politically and socially — is only determined by what is trending on Twitter. These titans of social media are hashtag warriors, radicalized with whatever groups of others they are connected.

Against these blue waves of fascism stands one man, armed with his Twitter account. Instead of president, I’ll call Trump the Pope of Twitter. Not every foe of Trump is worthy of his Twitter arsenal, but when they are singled out they feel the sting of social media themselves. Their fifteen minuets of fame turns into fifteen minutes of flames.

Many of them can’t take the pressure or heat. Some of them have a hard time going back into the hole they came out of after the fact. It is the equalizer. Hashtag that.

Some of those hashtag warriors would accuse Trump of weaponizing Twitter or social media. But no, that is exactly what they’ve done. Trump is only engaging on their terms. They politicize and weaponize every platform they touch. It is the nature of radicals. It is who they are. But they cry when the social media winds are not in their favor.

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In The Course Of Entertaining Events

It looked like it had such a bright future. It had nostalgic promise. It was the perpetual gift which kept on giving. It had the ability to set trends, move the masses, and rev up a local economy like no other. It had tethered ties with history, adorned with culture.

But yesterday it died a horrible death after suffering an extended illness. And worse the obituary is still being crafted; yet no one seems to know exactly what to say. It should be fitting for long eulogies and touching epitaphs. Somehow I think people would not want mourning to replace the joy and whimsy it brought to some people.

What in the world am I talking about? Of course I mean the day that Woodstock 50 died. I am sure the earth is still quaking across the country. Is that over dramatic, you think?

Nah, not really. In fact, it probably is not emotional enough for some who were so looking forward to, once again, pulling a rabbit from a hat and exceeding expectations with a flowing theme of the people. (or that is the way it would have been portrayed)

Instead, there was a note of bitterness in this death. That as much change as has happened over years, they just could not meet or exceed expectations set 50 years ago this August.

It all goes back to the original promoter, Michael Lang, who managed to pull off the original event and a few since. But this one was to be the big one remembered for more years to come, in a theme reminiscent of the original but with a defiant we can do it again purpose. And Michael Lang was again going to be the notable promoter who, against all odds, managed to pull it all together. Or so the narrative was written anyway.

It was to be a remembered time in Watkins Glen, NY at first. The downfall was a chain of events from permitting and financing troubles that plagued it almost from day one. Meanwhile, the ever-persistent Michael Lang kept promising that the show would still go on, hearkening comparisons back to the original garden venue.

Well the story line and events did not line up like a moon shot. The earth did not pause in slow motion gratuity to allow it to happen. Some things in the end were just not meant to happen. Turns out that replication of some events can be almost impossible.

At the last minute, they were moving it to a Maryland venue. Well, that seemed like it would solve its major location hurdles until even that fell through. Some pre-scheduled artists, who were also left hanging during all the failing plans, decided if it were in Maryland instead of NY, they were out.

But before this lonely death on July 31, 2019, it was a weekly roller coaster of ups and downs, ins and outs and cancellations. Also plagued by a cadre of nagging safety and security concerns. Maybe organizers were hoping that the long odds would come through? Maybe as much publicity stunt as actual event? To charity event and voter registration?

Timeline of the ladder to doom is here on Vulture. Interesting. Latest installment:

Wave the White Flag

July 31, 2019: Pour one out for what almost (never) was. Woodstock 50 officially accepts defeat, announcing in a statement the festival’s cancellation (for good this time). “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” Michael Lang writes. He confirms that the new plan was to have the festival be a benefit concert for the voter-registration charity HeadCount, but that it all fell apart due to losing the lineup. He continues, “We released all the talent so any involvement on their part would be voluntary. Due to conflicting radius issues in the DC area many acts were unable to participate
and others passed for their own reasons.” Woodstock 50 is now asking all artists originally booked — who’ve also already been paid — to donate 10 percent of their fees to HeadCount or “causes of their choice in the spirit of peace.”

In an additional statement, festival principal Greg Peck blamed original investor Dentsu Aegis for “throwing a wrench in our plans.” He claims that “some great artists came aboard over the last week to support Woodstock 50 — but time simply ran short.” Merriweather Post Pavilion operator Seth Hurwitz also said, “While we were able to quickly eliminate the venue portion of the challenge to present Woodstock, it was just too late in the game.”

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No word on the final arrangements.

Could a farewell tribute be some version of “see you in court” played in key of F?

In a related metaphor, was this also a final obituary for Michael Lang’s reputation? Will this lay rest to any future plans for him?

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America The Beautiful

There is a great and well known song around the world. Who doesn’t like “America the Beautiful”? Its spacious skies and amber waves. Sort of reminds us what we are all about. Hard to imagine any critics of that. Pardon my poetic prose.

Contrast that with talk of the left lately. Anything condemning or putting America down seems popular to the Left. That is noting new, though the level of it and volume is.

Saturday on MSNBC I heard these lines: The goal is to “get rid of the Orange Orangutan.” That spoken by well-known Julianne Malveaux. And it didn’t get a rise or even a gasp from others. No, that passes for normal language today.

There were a lot of things I would have liked to say about Obama. So many things you just could not get away with saying in public. The blowback would be horrendous and always was, if anyone dared to demean “The One.”

Back in 2009, Alan Keyes called Barack Obama a radical communist and it sent outrage meters off the charts. Why and how was that so bad? It was true.

Contrast that with all that has been said about Trump. No comparison. Though it is not just him. Leftists roll their hatred right into an anti-American froth with no parallels. GOP Rep Joe Wilson was nearly ousted for yelling lie in the Obama’s State of the Union address. But we all got a big lecture on decorum and respect for the office.

Now they either boycott President Trump altogether or go for the shock value of calling him every name under the sun. Nothing is ‘off limits.’ No “out of bounds.” Why the change? Because there are no rules now. There is no decorum now. In fact they will even blame their own incivility on Trump.

Exhibit A: Friday evening a protest occurred at a Colorado ICE office, where protestors lowered the American flag and then raised the Mexican flag. And they mocked the America first motto. But why does it have to be America Last with these people? Why has America the Beautiful turned into America the Detestable? #LightsForLiberty ?

No, you cannot dismiss or ignore it. You can’t say it is a few. It is a wide burgeoning movement of anti-American sentiment. The point they are trying to make is totally lost on most people. It is just unbridled vitriol and hatred. And they are making it normal and cool.

When the women’s soccer team does a mockery with the American flag, no one is offended. No one really cared. One teammate at least rescued the flag being trodden under their feet. Other than that it should not have shocked anyone.

Then on Friday, congress held hearings about a problem they refused to do anything about. Shock and outrage for the “immigration” problem – an invasion, a crisis by design. America bad! Shame on the administration, shame on border patrol. Shame on the only guy trying to do something about the problem. Deny the crisis they are perpetuating.

But denial didn’t work, so now demonize everyone else over it. The problem? Congress has turned from being the Constitutional congress, into a body of elected activists. And it matters not whether they are in the majority or not. They operate the same either way.

If they want to be activists, then they don’t have to be in Congress to do that. But they want official recognition, even respect, for what they do. Tearing down history is good.

So, America the beautiful, where is the “fruited plane” and brotherhood? Obviously in the same place. Does God shed his grace on this? They’ve turned protest into the purpose.

Once “A thoroughfare of freedom beat across the wilderness!” Now, how dare a nation’s pride be glorified! We can’t allow that. Patriotism, an ugly beast, must be trodden under thy feet. Until it is beaten. No more beauty; in fact it is sick and ugly, all which has made America great. The spacious skies turned to storm clouds, from sea to shining sea. We are not justified but horrified. What inspiration is there in that? None, which is the whole idea.

There is nothing in common, no respectable past; only a glimpse of a dark future with these people. Their every word is solitude for subterfuge.

In mourning retreat:

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control
Thy liberty in law!

They no longer believe in power of the people but in the power of the sheeple.

But in a hopeful parting comment:

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

No doubt the author of this beautiful song, Katherine Lee Bates, will probably be next on their enemies’ ban, damn and boycott list. She exemplified something they no longer understand and cannot tolerate. Heroes’ strife be damned in their bonfire.

Maybe they could undo the American Revolution too? May all our success be fruitlessness. Oh for Patriot Dreams. But their retched thoughtfulness continues to shame America.

Reference to lyrics of America The Beautiful

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Know Your Enemies

It’s absolutely necessary to know the enemy of US and freedom itself. Ignorance is no alibi. The left doesn’t care. In fact they are in bed with them, pushing the same agenda.

Documentary Details of Muslim Brotherhood Effort to Dominate America

IPT News
by John Rossomando |July 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: Muslim Brotherhood activist Nidal Mohamed Sakr’s presence in the United States was first discovered by Joe Kaufman in a 2018 Front Page Magazine article. Kaufman uncovered Sakr’s work in the Muslim Brotherhood, his relationship with Osama bin Laden and Sakr’s 2017 social media post threatening President Trump. Kaufman created the image showing Sakr in a suit and at what appears to be a rally that is shown in Horowitz’s video.

A new short documentary by filmmaker Ami Horowitz gives an inside glimpse of what Muslim Brotherhood members really think. Horowitz traveled to Beirut, Istanbul, Cairo and California to speak with activists, as well as members on the streets in Egypt.

Horowitz expected Brotherhood members to be cagey, since the organization generally is secretive. But he told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) they were candid. Muslim Brotherhood members generally do not admit they belong to the group, even in the Middle East.

“What I found when I sat down with them, and I’ve spoken with dozens of them, is that they’re very open about what their plans are and what they want to do,” Horowitz said.

Brotherhood operatives like to say they are part of different organizations from country to country. However, Horowitz found that many of them knew each other and had similar goals despite coming from different countries. The Brotherhood’s ultimate goal is a global Islamic state.

“They were all from disparate parts of the world, and they all knew one another,” Horowitz told the IPT. “They all went to certain meetings that they all kind of attended … I found that when you scratch the surface and get behind the veneer that the connection between them is less murky.”

Horowitz has made videos and movies for the past 12 years. This film was privately financed and is available for viewing at no charge. …/

See IPT https://www.investigativeproject.org/7979/documentary-details-muslim-brotherhood-effort-to

From video:

“A revolution is coming. It’s not going to be green. It’s not going to be peaceful like Arab Spring, I guarantee you that.”

It almost sounds like Bernie Sanders, sans the non-green talk.

According to Mo Bro activists: It’s not terrorism it is heroism.

Watch this close-up mini-documentary. Who knows how long it will be up there?
Just couple that sentiment with three or four congressional radicals.

Mo Bro is the common denominator. Better know your enemies; they know you.

Losing Our Posterity

Some percentage of people may have had an idealistic childhood and memories of it. There are others today who might think many people are romancing their childhoods too much. There is plenty of nostalgia around to lend credibility to the “golden days of yesteryear” concept. There’s also reason to think some people resent that.

As this debate goes back and forth, some also worry what the future will bring for our posterity? If you witnessed a decline to those good bygone days, you are not alone.

But liberals or progressives generally do not like us having a rose-colored view of the past. No, they lecture us about “moving forward.” In fact, they go out of their way to paint the past as the bad old days. Ripping out statues or old traditions are symptoms of their disdain. Now we even have politicians saying America was never that great.

So why bother stating all this? Because of the current debacle in Washington. We are very concerned about the security of our border, and illegal migration in particular. There sure is a split in left vs right over this. We hear anecdotes from the left romancing “historical immigration” as a sacred altar. Odd for people that look at America as mostly bad in the past to sing praises on immigration. That’s another matter.

The theories and skepticism about the impacts of this “illegal immigration” – invasion — continues on both sides. Why does it seem one side is in favor of it, embracing open borders, while the other side sees plenty of harm in the policies? That is another good question. I’d like to stay with their positions for a moment.

The progressive left wants this flow of undocumented people to continue. They don’t seem too concerned about the ballooning numbers either, or chain migration policies. None of those negatives seem to matter. Wearing blinders, they only want to see positives.

We know elections and politics are a big factor in their borderless rationale. And that brings us to the census question of citizenship the Left has itself in knots about. If illegals can’t vote in federal elections, legally, yet, then why are Leftinistas so adamant about not counting their non-citizen status? The higher the population in an area, the more representatives it can get. There’s one goal of the left laid bare.

But I suggest illegal immigration in huge numbers is a destabilizing force. Who would want that? Again, in my opinion, I’d say the left realizes that too. However, one of their goals could be to destabilize the country. Could the left want to destabilize the South especially? That would be in keeping with their vendetta of animosity against the South. It would be payback for a lot of reasons. But it also works politically to destabilize the South, by dividing people. Ever think about that?

Slowly they are trying to destroy any “myth” — as they call it — of the good old days. This destabilization and population change puts distance between that past and today onward. Thus, why they are not concerned about the huge numbers in the invasion. They like the consequences. That in turn would effect our posterity going forward. It also helps kill off any legacy of the South. I’ll take my theory over the law of unintended consequences.

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War Of Words

Don’t you laugh at how the left plays with words? They are pretty good at it. They use women’s healthcare to refer to abortion. They call it choice and “reproductive justice.”

When have you heard of a child that was a product of the reproductive justice program?

But occasionally in their rush to get their propaganda out of their mouths, they slip and inadvertently expose the truth. Unbeknownst to them most of the time.

Take the latest laws passed to preserve and protect human life. You know, in Georgia and Alabama. Now one in Missouri too. The left is outraged. But they weren’t disgusted by the late-term, infanticide pushing. pro=abortion bills. Those got kudos.

So activists go out to the media and complain, armed with the talking point that this law will disproportionately hurt women of color the most. Whatever could that mean? That was the main pro-abortion agenda.

If that is the case, does that mean the Left fully supports abortion particularly for women of color? Let them pitch a fit about those words. Go ahead.

I thought of a better way we could say it on the right :
This should not be partisan. It is a pro-life bill — designed to preserve and protect life — that will save many lives, especially for women of color. Is that a partisan problem?

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Barry, Hillary downplay Sri Lanka victims

The dynamic duo of revision are back at it. Almost synchronized

Hillary: “On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.” – 1:17 PM – Apr 21, 2019

Obama: “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.” — 10:02 AM – Apr 21, 2019

Surprise, they call it the exact same thing. We are not Easter People. We are Christians.

The Bible explains they were first called Christians at Antioch. Apparently Hillary now wants to rewrite the Bible, it seems Benghazi wasn’t enough for her.

But for a pair of subversive deniers that did what they did on Benghazi, should it surprise anyone that they want to downplay Christians as victims? You could not get either of them to do or say anything about Christian persecution. Barry loves saying Mooslims.

Everything morphed into some mealy-mouthed dangerous world or humanity thing.

Just try to name one group of people who have been at war with civilization and humanity, who do not accept anyone’s life as legitimately justified but theirs? It’s a difficult question. A people who hate everyone else and think it is their job to cause war and chaos everywhere in the name of their religious faith. (and I don’t mean Democrats)

It’s even worse than that. Since his remarks, the proud Barry worshipers carry and defend his statement using whatever means they can, like always. But the truth is he just couldn’t single out Christians as the dominant victims. He couldn’t do it.

For the secretary of evil, Hillary, by next week she could just say “oh, what difference at this point does it make anyway who they were?”

It’s only a vivid reminder of the nightmare those eight years were. And next, maybe Obama could talk about the Crusades again, being brutal or the intolerance of Christians. Then he will use the pronoun Christians.

He never has a problem referring to Muslims when they are victims. He doesn’t call them Ramadan worshipers. He could hardly call Jews “Sabbath observers.”

But for us Christians, we are labeled Easter People as “Easter Worshipers.” So they were attacked for their faith but Obama cannot even mention that faith by proper name. Then he also has a toxic opposition to saying “Radical Islamic Terrorists” He just can’t do it.

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New Deal…. Old Problem

If the 2020 scrimmage warm up is teaching us anything, it is holding up a reflection of what our future really could look like with champions of doom. Not a pretty picture.

I know, some past elections were a positive time of reflection when we could look at what is ahead with enthusiasm. It re-energized people on the concept of what is possible. But that is reversed in this election. With fear and anxiety we can look at what we see roll out in enemy plans. I say enemy because it is.

Another dynamic at work is an old principle. The old mantra is divide and conquer. It has been the strategy of wars and arguments over centuries. But something else is afoot now. We see that unification can be a threat as well. How so?

Well, the left continually hones its lockstep unification. Maybe their objective is to divide us but their unity is much of the problem. This mob mentality grows its obsession to stomp over anything in its way. Unity is its holy grail. The right never operated like that. But mob rule has had its successes over years. Worse, it has had a wearing effect on the right.

Think of all the media has done in 2 years. It’s goal is to break the enthusiasm of the right. Tear at the foundations of what keeps people together. It jackhammers on the will of the people daily. Dividing opponents may be their objective, but their unity is the threat.

It is a coalition of disgruntled, grievance-riddled groups – all with their own demands – that have united under an anti-American banner of resistance, sedition and disdain for anything productive for our country. Time-honored principles are cast aside.

That has all been replaced by a negative critique of America. It is an endless criticism of the US, what it has stood for and things we held dear as a people. Then it fills the airwaves with its critique, as the prevailing mainstream thought.

This coalition despises any memory of a good America. Progress and forward are code words in its obsession to blot out and deconstruct the past. The objective is to divide us from the America we know, the real America. Does fundamental transformation, of our political and economic systems, sound exciting?

For example, Bernie Sanders did a townhall with Fox in Bethlehem PA. The location didn’t matter as much as the content. Bernie came prepared, like usual, with his supporters.

The questions were asked, how would you pay for it? Explain your healthcare plans? All the questions morphed into his critique on America. Remember too, his 2016 campaign really never ended. So he has been campaigning all along. Everything he said was just a criticism of what is America. Naturally, his socialist ideas were embedded in it. But it was a deacon’s pie of class warfare, political and economic animosity, linked with the promises of free stuff to solve all the problems. They bring their own problems and solutions.

The first problem it needs to solve is the vote. So buying votes becomes their number one priority. He looks to be gaining with young people in that department.

The prescription for their socialist wave is a never-ending criticism America. It’s a catchy habit. They don’t have to answer or be accountable for anything. Just blame it on America. Except they have no answers. Their only interest is in using the critique as a tool to break down America. Break down our will, break down our economy, break down our politics. Then they substitute their mob rule for the will of the people.

So Bernie showed us nothing new. It was all the old mantra. Every question to him was turned around and redirected at someone else. He has a book now, did you hear? Of course he does. They all do. His wealth is justified, you know, while everyone else’s is questioned. Do they really need that much money? Bernie justified capitalism while railing against it. He made it clear he would not apologize for capitalizing on a best-selling book. But others need to apologize for their offensive, greedy wealth.

This mob rule doesn’t have to be a real majority; just a very loud, demanding one. They have never been this close to consummating power as they are now. Then they will align themselves with every evil ally they can. We cannot allow this to take hold.

When the socialists and commies talk they sound so sincere. Though they are far from innocent. They sound angry most of the time. I think anger is their emphasis for justification. It is like a self-confirming tool meant to convince others they are right.

Berine has another rhetorical device. When given any question about a policy, he says he voted against this or that. That leaves him off the hook of accountability? Then he has to answer no serious questions about it. He just says he voted against it. He was against everything, but what he is for should scare the hell out of you.

He also started by saying that he bases his philosophy on his beliefs. That is interesting because that is what it all comes down to, his belief. It is so ingrained in him the word ideologue is not strong enough. At least he admits it all rests on his beliefs. The same as Marxists and commies. And he has a lot of other like-minded people believing it too. Remember how critical belief was to Obama. His whole campaign (and presidency after) was faith-based on belief. He had nothing else of experience. Their belief is the bomb.

Socialists’ picture of America is morbidly disturbing. Well, it isn’t based on the positive.

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Climate Of Religion

What we have seen is the overt politicization, weaponization and religiosity of the climate, or climate change, and the propagandizing of it. It should be no surprise that they politicized it to the max. That’s why so many people are outraged. But that was only the first step. Then they weaponize the climate, against the people of course.

Then they use the climate as the apocalyptic fear-mongering vehicle

When even the former head of Green Peace has to go on Hannity and call out the apocalypse hysteria of the Left, we are in a strange place.

He actually said that if we do the fossil full elimination they are calling for, it would decimate civilization. Or maybe that is what they want? He also said that our coal fired consumption is about 90% cleaner than it was decades ago.

But he said that today we still rely on fossil fuels for 80% of our electricity. Apparently they didn’t realize that when they tell us they want to switch to electric cars. Imagine the reaction when they all plug them in.

But they are telling us something with these Big Green Plans. They show us it is a religious movement now, full stop. The former Green Peace guy said what they are doing in incorporating kids into their message is equal to child abuse. Well, it should be criminal. The same person also said that the direction they are taking it, including using children (and emotions), is just to push their radical socialism or social justice platform.

I guess they don’t realize that we see exactly what they are doing. They turned it into a political issue, weaponized it, then made it a religious one. And they now feel comfortable turning that weapon on anyone they need to propel their political agenda.

Wouldn’t you think using and scaring kids would be a bit over the top? Not for them. In fact, it is right up their alley. The same way they have been using kids in their socialized healthcare schemes. Just roll out the children. What’s next, having children lobby and protest for late term abortion rights? Don’t be surprised.

As I said some time ago: is there anything too radical and extreme even for Democrats? Not anymore. Remember Claire McKaskill let the dirty secret out of the bag in the campaign, before she lost? She said those are the crazy Democrats and she was not one of them. But now that the election is over and AOC has taken over the party, with an assist from Bernie Sanders, it looks like they are telling us loud and clear that really all Dems are crazy Democrats. That’s the way it works.

We used to hear them say on the campaign that they would not be a lockstep vote, and they were independent minded, and that they would represent the people. Remember Trump called them out at rallies and said if they get in, they will only be Pelosi puppets and vote in lockstep. Rubber stamps. Again, Trump was completely right. But it only took a few short weeks for that to happen and prove it.

Bottom line is these people are not at all about preventing a catastrophe, they are all about creating one. And the faster they get there, the better. Have kids believe that the world is going to incinerate. We used to hide under desks in schools, remember. Now just tell them it is over. So we might as well blow through a hundred trillion dollars trying because it’s a lost cause unless. Unless they can save planet earth from destruction. Well, I wonder what kept planet earth from destruction years ago before they came along? They sort of sound like a revised version of Heaven’s Gate people over the Hale-Bopp Comet.

It does show us something. That the climate change and socialists, besides getting in bed with each other, are reading from the same script. It is all about belief. It is only based on that. Throw in a few anecdotes and current events to make your case, then round up the kids and give them their lines. Send them out to the public and watch people get sucked in. Or so goes the plan. However, what it really is based on is belief.(echoes of Obama) Have enough people to believe it and you can even summon a Hale-Bopp comet to come and rescue them. And they are betting all their marbles, and our money, on it.

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Bernie Explosion

As expected, Bernie announces that he is once again running for president. Of course he is, did anyone doubt it? He could not “resist.”

Skip his other statements, the one I care about is when he said he wants to radically transform America “economically and politically.” No kidding?

While we may have figured that, he is now boldly telling us in case we weren’t sure or living under a rock. And he expects that to be a selling point to rally the base.

This is not a good thing. I am way past the laughing and mockery stage. It is serious.

I will cut to the chase of my conclusion to save anyone the agony. I am not being glib or pessimistic here. The downfall of the US will be entirely the fault of the Left — or whatever name you want to call them. You know what that means? They can cause it by themselves.

Why that matters? Because I mean they can single-handedly destroy America even regardless of what we do, not withstanding extreme measures that might come about.

Sorry, that means something to me. I don’t know about anyone else. That would make us merely passengers on a train. That may not be fair or right but this is the way I see it. I like to think I gave it some thought to reach that conclusion.

Here is a fair question to ponder: will there ever be a point when the Left is too extreme or radical even for Democrats? I don’t like the answer. There are a couple different ways you can ask that question with the same inevitable answer. No.

Imagine JFK reading this news in the newspaper.

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Music And Politics Sitting In A Tree

But let me start off with a made to order joke. Bless their little young hearts.

Sometimes I get a kick out of young people today, their naiveté still intrigues me. Even though they often seem ignorant of basic history. That is not all their fault.

So one day I was in a fast food place. The employees were having this discussion about the upcoming 50th anniversary of Woodstock. I couldn’t help listening because I was not doing anything except standing there waiting for my order.

All three of the guys were fairly young, and the only women was about middle-aged. She appeared to be schooling them on Woodstock, odd as that seemed to me at the time.

Then the one young guy ask her impatiently “well, was Hip Hop going on then, too, were they doing that?” I couldn’t resist cutting in to say, “they hadn’t even put those two words together yet” and I chuckled. They all looked at me with their upper wheels turning.

I looked at the guy who asked and said “ Man, they barely knew what rock and roll was back then. They were still breaking it in.” But then I saw his big eyes and knew that went right over his knowledge base and sailed into the deep. I smiled and walked away.

Dummy me, I thought maybe a joke would illustrate the point and further their discussion. But instead it ended it and left me wondering if it was my delivery that failed? And if it was some generational thing I crossed? At least I thought it was funny, they will probably never know if it was true, funny… or both?

Joined At The Hip

Say what you will about the original Woodstock which stole headlines some 5 decades ago this year. Those discussions are still going on, as I can testify. Organizers are planning a 50th anniversary to the Woodstock concert this year. But déjà vu all over again.

The original site in Bethel, NY has plans for an anniversary to memorialize the Max Yasgur Farm concert in ’69 and has already booked one top headliner, Carlos Santana.

But Michael Lang, one of the original promoters, has planned what he claims is the only original sanctioned anniversary celebration, which he announced will be in Watkins Glen, NY. In that one, political activism and sustainability will be a central theme for the event. And no doubt for the “woke” as well.

Not only is he drafting top talent, but also encouraging their political activism for the event too. So is this where Farm Aide and Woodstock exchange vows and officially tie the knot, joined in a river of political activism? No matter what the location, it will be billed as Utopia. Who knows if the National Anthem will even be allowed in this one? (old reference to Jimmie Hendrix) Or if maybe the Black Bloc and Antifa will do security for the event?

Take it from Lang himself: (CBS News January 11, 2019)

The festival will also evoke its predecessor through activism, with sustainability efforts and screenings, panels and art installations by non-profit organizations. “The Woodstock 50th Anniversary will be about sharing an experience with great artists and encouraging people to get educated and involved in the social issues impacting everyone on the planet,” said Lang.

“”We want this to be more than just coming to a concert,” Lang told The New York Times. “And hopefully a lot of the bands will become part of this effort to get people to stand up and make themselves heard, to get out [and] vote. And if they don’t have a candidate that represents their feelings, to find one — or to run themselves.”

From coming to sexual awareness to coming to political wokeness. Is that where mud baths come in? Is it where the white rabbit has a coup over the enchanted forest?

Okay, so music, history, or anniversary may not be the real motivation here. Political priorities, you know. No word whether any of the up and comers in presidential candidates are booking the event. They could have hours of speeches to a captive audience if they go all out. How nostalgic would that be? I don’t recall that was the message of Woodstock but that was then and this is now. What better place to grease the skids for socialism?

And now, being the radicalized leftist culture it is, supposedly on the rise, I can see it “and now a word from our movement icon, Bernie Sanders.” To which the crowd roars to their feet and gives him a fifteen minute standing ovation.

That could only be followed by another speech from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bringing home the Socialism message. And Michael Moore applauding waiting in the wings.

If you were one of the headliner bands, how on earth could you follow that bad acid trip? It also has me wondering what would be the definition of “success” for such a grand event? I guess you measure it in political success and, of course, by fundraising totals.

So Woodstock….you are finally 50, now how about growing the f*** up?

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Crazy Corners

Welcome to the place here called Crazy Corners but I didn’t invent or discover it. The area is pretty well populated though. Not to be mistaken for Crazy Town, that’s another place.

I’m standing here on location at the intersection of Broad and Normal Streets. And for the moment, it seems so confusing that I am not sure which way to turn. Whether toward the suggested, approved route or the other way.

Robert Frost might be intimidated here. The way “less traveled by” could get you into some big trouble. Let me tell you about a couple of the identifiable highlights of this place.

I need to preface it by saying I’m in no way condoning the use of blackface. In fact, I really don’t understand the fascination. We can agree it is offensive. There done, I think.

But for the sake of it, there is this exposed issue of people wearing blackface. That’s been all the news here and everyone is aware of it. That is another thing, it seems hard for many people to talk directly about it because it is that offensive. They don’t want to chance stepping into any unintended snafus by doing so.

Instead they talk about people and personalities who have wrongly donned blackface attire at some point in their lives and condemn them, loudly and voraciously. Here is the rub on the rules of getting along around here, just a few cultural do’s and don’ts to be aware of.

I’ll just describe some of what I’ve seen to give you a flavor for the culture.
 
So that blackface is a huge NO NO. But there are festive parades and competitions everywhere for cross-dressing and transsexuals. They encourage it on youth. You know, “don’t knock it till you try it” but even then you better not knock it. Though you better hide that black shoe polish and straw hat attire.

Wearing pussy hats is not offensive….it is endearing to women and their reproductive rights. Doesn’t matter who wears them either: men, kids, teachers. Popular at marches.

Biology be damned.

Using the men’s room or ladies’ room is only a matter of individual preference, regardless of gender, and to hell with everyone else. Other conforming users have no rights to object.

In schools coaches are expected to watch girls dressing in boys locker rooms so they aren’t harassed or assaulted. And they are reprimanded if they disapprove of it or fail to watch.

Don’t get caught wearing black makeup, you get run out of town and banned from public.

Blackface gets you booted from office, where cross-dressing is non-firable and protected status. In fact, government should pay for sex change operations if they can’t afford it.

And children should not be told their biological gender because, until they can tell us for themselves, they have none. What it is, is not necessarily what it is or will be.

You can identify as any biology or thing you want. But you cannot identify as a Native American. So far, the do nots seem pretty strictly enforced.

Though one must be very careful because your personal preferences today could be considered don’t do’s tomorrow, depending on what yours are. It is a little bit like fashion, when it is out of style, man, is it called out. Then later they can go back in time to condemn you for previous offenses. It seems like they are cultural-fashionista trendsetters.

My understanding is people from Crazy Corners also want to rewrite the Constitution, or twist it into a Gordian knot until they do. It needs to breathe or evolve, like biology, to suit.

In fact, now that I write this, I am starting to feel I might have to get out of here quickly.

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Have you no decency left?

Sorry, I had to ask. That question should not have to come up. And there is no easy way to ask it. Everyone must now know what NY’s legislature and Gov Cuomo passed into law.

Let not the sacred stand in their way.

Looking at what NY did for abortion should have broken any outrage meter still remaining in this country. But even that, as hard as it is to believe, is not even registering on the MSM dashboard. It’s not a blip on their radar screen. Well, full swat raids on Roger Stone don’t even raise leftists’ eyebrows.

Folks, this no longer is that slippery slope we all feared for years. it is a full scale avalanche. But what exactly did they do you ask? Well, basically they legitimized and legalized what Kermit Gosnell was doing, and went to prison for. They wrote infanticide into a bill.

The New York Assembly voted Tuesday night to pass a landmark bill to expand abortion rights in the state, about 90 minutes after the bill cleared the Democratic-controlled Senate by a vote of 38-24.

The Reproductive Health Act moved to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who immediately signed the bill into law Tuesday night. – Syracuse.com

They timed it on the Roe V. Wade decision anniversary. Building evil upon evil.

But let’s dispense with the usual BS about it. Snopes already has a fact check piece claiming it is not what it appears to be and what we say. Supposedly it just protects the health of the mother, they claim. Come on, because it is dressed up under some guise of a healthcare right does not change what it actually does. Legalizes late term abortion and infanticide.

So infanticide, or whatever name you want to give this, was passed by a Democrat majority in the state senate and gleefully signed into law immediately. That’s right, I said gleefully. Instead of sneers and hisses, with moral outrage, it is actually being celebrated.

Cuomo announced it under the banner of “Reproductive Justice” with “no time to wait.”

That’s right, at one time people would instinctively run to try to save lives, but in this case Democrats scrambled to legalize killing lives. This is not a culture war, this is annihilation of culture. Of life itself in the most vulnerable form. Is even life not sacred now? Even if you don’t believe life begins at conception, which science seems to confirm, then you must accept that life begins at some other point. But by any measure, this exceeds that and then some. This is killing human beings and no one can or should deny it. Justice?

Never mind the worry about what Russia did, what is happening in the Middle East, North Korea, or Venezuela; look instead at what a state in this country is doing. Then they celebrate over it and dance in the streets. Is this America or is someone fooling us?

The very same people lecture us on the Statue of Liberty caption for immigration. New version: “Give me….your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” and we’ll kill them.

How long will a nation that cannot protect its most vulnerable last? Here is where I take issue with some popular notions. Many people complain how bad things are that hardly anything surprises them anymore. Very true. I see it a little differently. Sure, culturally things are bad. But, despite all the evil going on for all to see, I believe there is a huge dam holding back a tidal wave of evil not yet seen or calculated. There are now some fractures in that dam, and structural fissures are mounting.

So while we all complain about the bad and evil we see, there is a greater threat looming over us worse than we even imagined. Dare our opponents or critics on the other side, politically, complain about climate change and destruction of our environment on the horizon, while this type of thing passes as an accomplishment to cheers.

There are evils ahead on the heels of this we cannot fathom. It is the way evil works. It is difficult to even talk about or write, much less conceive it. And then doing it in the name of some good or noble things is just an added bonus. Pretty soon we may dispense with that notion entirely. Why invent a clever name for it? People at some point may just demand evil in its plain, raw form. Who cares what anyone thinks; it is what they want.

Then, to hell with excuses or arguments to assuage, just do it because. So it is nice that while leftists lecture us on humanitarian wrongs and rights, the same people could come to a moment when they can drop all that moral posturing – or otherwise. Who needs pretense and a premise? Not them. Until now, the need for illogical arguments to convince us was all that stood in their way. But what is the point if that is no longer a problem?

And when things we have been worried about and warning of for decades start to happen with more regular frequency, at a faster pace than even we could have predicted, will the people stand for it? It turns out that does not matter if there is no longer much opposition. They will just do it because they can then damn you for trying to undo it — if even possible. Does this seem to surpass even Orwell’s predictions? I’d say so.

Democrats already have schemes to do away with the Hyde Amendment. The prohibition of Government funds directly paying for abortions. Not that Planned Parenthoods do not already get enough taxpayer funds. Plus, removing that burdensome restriction will likely be a key part of any new Democrat healthcare bill, especially a single-payer one.

My fear is very justified and real. The dam withholding that evil — vastly worse than any of these singular things — is looming large over us. And if it were to open, the torrent of evil unleashed would make the status quo so far look like a kindergarten recess. Somehow I see those stalwart Leftisits just hoping and plotting to blow that dam wide open. They’ll even use the euphemisms of freedom , greater good or protections to do it. They have no clue what it would do. But then they don’t care.

Late term and partial birth abortion seem to be the final solution but it is not the final evil, I assure you. It may be only a foretaste of far worse to come.

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A New State Is Born

Doing a short and sweet here for the blog. Once again the country of the US is busting a move to make history. And the Left is proudly taking a central role in it. We have now become 51. It is final, the Democrats have founded a brand new state in the nation.

It is called the State of Denial.

No word so far on how many Democrats populate it, growing rapidly as it is. Safe to say most Democrats either live there or are in the process of moving in. Real estate demands being what they are. Square miles of it are unknown, yet is already considered vast.

There is only one problem, it doesn’t really fit in with the United States of America — as unification is not a characteristic. It also infringes on other states but that shouldn’t be a problem. Though make no mistake, it is actually a state in America. Sure it will demand all of the perks of a united state but it is united only with itself;. its only allegiance is to itself.

It should now get entered into the history as such, and credited to Democrats for founding it. It needs its own Wikipedia page. Though its geographic coordinates are still being worked out in real time, its unique presence has already been felt and made known.

So it will be interesting what this new State of Denial brings to the table or what fateful influence it will have on the USA. We will have to wait and see.

Another problem is that it does not particularly believe in borders. It does not accept the Constitution either, except where it can find some twisted agreement with it. And it does not accept the authority and responsibility that the federal government has to secure other states and people from invasions. Nor does it accept the oath of office as written.

But surely it will send as many Congressional representatives to Washington as it can, by fact or fraud…. because “what difference at this point does it make anyway?”

We should all plan on hearing much more from this boisterous state, soon. It doesn’t like sitting idle or waiting its turn. It is rather arrogant and its nasty tentacles are long. Stay tuned to see if the 51st state will destroy the other 50.

Already many people are wondering if we should still call the country a union? You may want to put a question mark by that word for future use.

Ref: Wiki

“The Admission to the Union Clause of the United States Constitution, often called the New States Clause, found at Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, authorizes the Congress to admit new states into the United States beyond the thirteen already in existence at the time the Constitution went into effect.”

[*Note]“The Admission to the Union Clause also forbids the creation of new states from parts of existing states without the consent of both the affected states and Congress”.

But then why should that particular detail apply when they can just ignore, defy and deny the rest of the Constitution — in whole or in part? So I’m still going to refer to it by it’s proper name, (united) State of Denial. No comment from Google or GPS makers yet.

By the way: all the rules you might think should oppose its erection really don’t matter. They don’t apply to it. Rumor is all the news networks are putting a home office there.

The good news is there is no need for an extra star on the flag since they don’t believe in that or the flag. Their trademark symbol would be black bloc or flames anyway.

God Bless America because the Left sure won’t.

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Food guy goes sweet and sour in Chinese comment

P/C police found another atrocity to chase, this time in the food isle. Suit up, pilgrims.

Background: renowned food show guy Andrew Zimern is opening an upscale Chinese restaurant in Minnesota, but he sort of trash talked Chinese fast food restaurants. A grievous offense by calling them “horseshit restaurants.” (He has since apologized)

Okay food critiques or political swordsmiths, take your shot. The question here is: is the guy right or wrong in what he said and what he is doing?

Does he sink or swim on those comments? Should he? Should he be run off and boycotted — if not burned at the stake? (I have a feeling neither one is a good solution)

See the video interview(@ 8 min) in the piece if you want the full context. He sure is taking heat for it. Some compare it to cultural appropriation. Some say let the market decide.

Andrew Zimmern Sparks Outrage With Chinese Restaurant Comments

by Bruce Haring | Deadline –December 29, 2018 — Interview by Fast Company

The man who eats strange foods for a living now has to eat some humble pie.

Bizarre Foods host and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern has caused a firestorm in the Asian-American and foodie communities over his comments that Chinese food in the Midwest is served in “horseshit restaurants.” Zimmern made the comments to promote his own Midwest Chinese restaurant chain, Lucky Cricket, in an interview with Fast Company. The first outlet for Lucky Cricket just opened in a Minneapolis suburb mall.

“I think I’m saving the souls of all the people from having to dine at these horses - - t restaurants masquerading as Chinese food that are in the Midwest,” said Zimmern.

More: https://deadline.com/2018/12/andrew-zimmern-sparks-outrage-with-chinese-restaurant-comments-1202527169/

 

Call me old fashioned or not, I don’t think his identity should dictate whether or not he can cook Chinese food. But here is some other food for thought, I notice Walmart now has General Tso’s chicken at its hot foods counter. I’m pretty sure they didn’t hire a Chinese guy to come in to make it. He does have a point about their cookie cutter menu.

But I see other large supermarket chains that delegated space at the deli to sell local Chinese food by Asians. I don’t know where Walmart gets its General Tso’s chicken.

Is it off limits for a white guy to open say a soul food place? How about a northern city person cooking Southern food; a non-Latino cooking Latin food? Or does the fact that he is doing it commercially for a profit business have something to do with it? But is he right?

I’ve already seen liberals drop the cleaver on him and promise to boycott it — presumably until he starts cooking something culturally aligned with his identity as a white guy.

You decide if the guy and his restaurant chain should survive, or be nipped in the bud.

If it was so offensive, then why did the (obvious liberal) interviewer not stand up, say “that’s it,” shove the table to the side and walk away? Isn’t that what the identity and word police would demand he do? Or was publicly skewering him the main dish?

I say “pass the duck sauce and give him a break.” But that’s just white guy me.

A publicity stunt or now stunted publicity?

Of course my other conspiracy theory is still that there are only 5 Chinese guys who make all that food for all Chinese American restaurants. But that’s another issue.

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Night And Day Politics: good vs. evil

I figure it this way: there are some percentage in the country who are not pulling for America but instead actively working or hoping against the country in some way. Now I conservatively peg this number at between 21-30% of the people. This probably fluctuates according to external circumstances at a given time. For example, it might be particularly higher during something like Vietnam protests, or other contentious events, while being at a lower tide at say the 9/11 attacks. I see an ebb and flow to it.

I’d say it is flexible.which would mean that the more stirring the times are the more that number is on the upper side or increases. The more settled the times the better.

But I don’t see the same dramatic results from positive circumstances. I don’t see that those help to unify as much as those negative circumstances tend to increase the American angst. It could also be a little like the swing-voter effect, from one side to the other.

At any rate, with that premise it doesn’t take much to consider all the ways a hostile foreign power might want to take advantage of these trends or tides of opposition. Indeed they are always looking for ways to extort the present situation for sinister gains.

It also occurs to me that this extortion should be used by our own government to capitalize on those unifying good things to boost pro-American sentiments. This is something Trump seems to be tapping into, whether it is due to this strategic theory or not. He seems to try to extort good circumstances for positive gains to the country.

But on the left, they do almost the polar opposite. They use negative events, situations, animosities, circumstances or anxieties for their political gains. (against the country)

Considering the way this left operates in their tactics, it reminds me so much of the exact way our arch enemies operate. For instance, Putin is an opportunist who finds a way to extort any negative situation — even some positives — to us for his personal gain.

So I am seeing the same formula between Putin and how Democrats operate. Of course I don’t think it is by coincidence. They both use similar political tactics. Anything bad for America is to be converted into political gain for them. They are so much alike.

Naturally, I think the conservatives and Republicans have to do a much better job using positive things, wherever we can find them, as positive influences for America. And convert negative things or events into positive results. We must start politically operating more like opportunists. This does not come easy for people used to relying on basic truth to sort things out, who are much more reserved about ‘using’ circumstances for political gain.

But why should we be timid about doing that? It is for a good cause. It is to better the country, right? Not that progressives want to really benefit the country. Tearing it down and apart has been their trademark. That is not their objective, but it is ours. And we should not run away from that motive.

Why should we be restrained in the face of an outright assault on our Republic? Why be hands off in the face of foreign invasions; whether orchestrated from hostile states or powers, or by hoards of people amassing against our borders — whatever the motives.

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Democrat Dream Candidates

Identity politics has had a head-on collision with reality. It’s too early to know the full outcome yet. It seems the investigation is still underway. Results will take time.

Democrats have long played the identity politics game and 2016 was a perfect case. But a strange twist is happening they probably had not anticipated. And it might just affect the 2020 election and not in a positive way.

You know the rules and the way it works. Democrats only see identity when they pander to voters. Elections are the whole purpose, The group rules, individuals are just fuel.

So it has all worked in their political strategy the way they wanted it to. But the campaign is already heating up to decide which person. (at least I think they are all people) They have two old guys in the top slots for starters. That is Bernie an Biden leading the pack.

But both these guys are old and white, right? Well that doesn’t play well. There is no identity gimmick to that. The voices of dissent are already rising from their mob. They say it does not represent a preferred identity. They see room for one of the other identities.

S0 it got me thinking. Democrats also have that other identity game going. Actually, it represents more of a problem. They pandered to LGBTQs, gays or any of the others.

However, the trans community has also been playing identity politics. They developed a new thing I will call sexual choice. According to theory a person has the right to claim how he/she identifies, as a personal preference, which must be respected by everyone. Example: Bob decides he identifies as a woman and his new name is now Judy. It is all biology irrelevant so no matter what he claims is his/her accepted identity.

And how one identifies decides everything. No questions.

Now you have these two old white guys — not to forget Warren and Gillibrand. What could two old white guys need to do to spice up their identities? Maybe they could try the new identifies game. I mean it is all about preference, right?

Well, maybe Bernie could identify as a young male rapper? How about a young biracial male rapper? He does have a hand gesture going for him. Why not? What is preventing Joe from identifying as a Latino? Whatever they are comfortable with goes. (for as long as they are) And no one should be able to question their choice of identity, right? Joe might go with the female version to align it with restroom preference.

And that is the way this whole race could go now, using the left’s preference rules. Actually, under that standard they could even change identities again if they wanted. It is whatever works for them. Who could argue? Maybe the first gender-neutral candidate?

See how opportunistic this all can be? Why can we see a problem there but Democrat dumbos cannot, or will not admit to it anyway? That is where we are headed.

Looks like liberals have taken the 60’s sexual, counterculture revolution and kicked it up a few notches. Now everyone must play according to their preferences. It’s identity limbo.

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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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