In Pursuit Of Life, Liberty And Happiness

It’s amazing that so much can happen over a couple decades. For instance Big Tech grew up and became Big Government. But it kept all its childhood protections.

Jen Psaki told us right from the WH press room that yes, they were in regular contact with Facebook and flagged many posts for FB action. Facebook also admits going out its way to accomplish WH objectives removing content. Psaki called it misinformation.

No, it’s about votes as it always is with Democrats. It’s all about political power, to use it and abuse it. The WH said it is concerned about the numbers of unvaccinated. Then they propose a vaccination drive to knock on some doors.  .

The next day reports of Democrat political organizers surfaced in Virginia knocking on doors. Who else would they enlist but political organizers, the same people who get out the vote?  Is everything about electioneering to Democrats? The simple answer is yes.

Jen Psaki also declared misinformation public enemy number one. Actually people’s voices are the enemy. They need to use their Facebook Fascist friends to ferret out their enemies. And they gladly comply.

So anything Biden’s administration doesn’t like or agree with is labeled misinformation and gets put in the hopper. Now its over COVID, or what they admitted to so far, but it could be applied to anything. And it will be, just call it misinformation..

Notice how every once in a while Democrats will come right out and tell you what they are doing? And when they do no one cares. Media sighs.

 

How sinister that the Left want to create a narrative about suppressing votes. The real story is Democrats want to suppress speech, the First Amend and literally their opponents. Their agenda is broad and drastic: to suppress life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

The Abortion party suppresses life and liberty everyday. They don’t just suspend they terminate it. End of the problem.

But it is the votes stupid. They care about votes more than life. Actually, it is not really votes they care about; it is the power they extort from them. Or the power they can use against their political enemies. And the power to concentrate and keep that power.

The same power they use in the abortion industry over life. Have you ever seen people more anti-life than Democrats, or more power hungry?

Big Tech and Planned Parenthood, two of Democrats’ greatest empowered lobbies. Censoring speech and canceling life of, by and for government’s favor.

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Hippy-Sippy Government Says

The government is not good at fighting culture wars. They don’t make good cultural warriors, to whom it concerns. But that doesn’t seem to matter.

Imagine if back in the 60’s the government was promoting bell-bottom jeans and tie-die shirts. I think things would have turned out differently. Suddenly people would not want bell-bottoms if “the man” said you had to wear them.

Americans have had a revolutionary nature to big government dictates, at least historically. They tend to rebel against socio-politco mandates from on high. In fact that is what the bell-bottom craze was all about. It was counter culture as the “new mother nature taking over.” Get aboard.

But create a new government mandate and see how people respond? Imagine if they said, again in the 60’s, that all men should grow their hair as long as possible or that it would subsidize anyone getting tattooed. Imagine what would have happened? If government said people should “drop out and turn on” to LSD, it could have launched the beginning of the end of psychedelics.

And the people, at some point along that experiment, would have probably decided, “government is not really your friend.” Right, the government is not your big brother and is not always looking out for your best interests. But just imagine if people fell for such nonsense like government as the great trendsetter? Then, ultimately, it could also decide who lives and dies. Sooner or later people would have woken up and said it was nonsense.

So we don’t expect government to have our best interests at its heart. In fact there is certain inherent distrust for government on that cultural and socio-politico level. And we already know it doesn’t work. So why would we want that?

Actually we don’t, really. But that would be news to some who now think government mandates are the best. And it has the time and resources to come up with all sorts of dictates, in all kinds of places, like the new green deal. Yes they can and they will.

Do people follow along with all these dictates like puppies? Is that the way this works? Try explaining that to woke leftists. I say all that to suggest this is exactly what is happening.

Government is the great trendsetter and cultural warrior. It determines our culture and even battles within it. We are to follow along and accept it as the great Ayatollah of culture. Put it at the head of the proverbial family, too, so it controls everything in the culture, or aspires to – free rein for government supreme. Speech, style, terms — it has it all.

It has an army of brownshirts to facilitate and enforce its mandates. Some are quite happy about that and think it should. Many of these starry-eyed utopians are former rebels of the sixties. How did that happen? Now gubmint is their boss.

Suddenly everything the government does is good and for good reasons. They are giving a moral accreditation to government it never had, in areas it should not have control over. But the hard line leftists, who include most of Democrats’ Party, now think it is justified because they control the entire apparatus.

We also took government from the distrusted phase to the ultimate culture guru. They applied a moral component it never had, with morality controls it should never have down to individual liberty and lifestyle, what you eat. This morality is most concerning.

But meanwhile, the real truth behind the curtain is this new government morality lies, cheats and steals to achieve its ugly ends. (look what it did in over the last 5 years with Trump and people opposing it) It has license to do whatever it wants with no oversight to stop it. Surveillance to rigging elections, no bounds. And “seven ways to Sunday…”

Don’t like who is getting elected? Oppose and stop them. Use intelligence for political purposes. Lie to do it all, then lie and cheat to cover it up. But remember, there is no controlling legal authority to prevent it. That is the way the system works.

The Left is fine with all that. In fact they demand more of it; more covert action, more control from on high. Do it all while aligning itself with media, big tech and institutions to carry out its collective, ideological desires. And the best part is that no one is ever held accountable. So that trendsetting, cultural behemoth now wants us to be ashamed of America’s history. It’s the cool thing, kids, so tell all your friends.

Just to prove the point, we see leftists take to the streets to march and Democrat pols show up to lead the parade. The leftists inside the government now protest against it. So liberals, progressives, socialists and commies of all stripes, this is your utopia.

The counterculture is now the moral majority but don’t tell them that, it might scare them and ignite their microaggression sensitivities. It could short-circuit the entire thing.

Right on schedule, Al Sharpton’s race circus went to consult the White House. Sharpton said this will blossom into a summer of protest, to get back into the streets. (did they ever leave?) The full cooperation and alliance with the administration is clear. No separation between them. Government is leading the culture war. “More Kool-Aid, please.”

 

(*I think I hear echoes of the 5th Dimension’s Age of Aquarius and, as Jagger said, it’s a “Bitch.”  Those “minds to liberation” are taking a nice, long hiatus now.)

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Culture-Phobia Is The Problem

I’ll go back to expound on my favorite topic in politics, the culture war. I don’t know how many believe like I do the tie between the two is clear? It is not an old conspiracy theory.

But many Republicans in and out of office suffer from culture-phobia. For whatever reasons, they are horrified about weighing in on that or taking it on in any way. The rest of the public is not with them on that, which should tell them something.

I have explained that all here before. Any idea still out there that Republicans can stick to fiscal issues, national debt and security is blissful Neanderthal thinking.

We need to be more like Pat Buchanan than Steve Forbes. The culture has become a part of the battlefield. Days of sterile, exclusive political environments are long gone. It’s why Trump succeeded. People say it is divisive and controversial but that is the point. Like it or not, we have to deal with culture.  It is as critical to our country as any external threat.

For instance, one of the top issues is schools. No, it is not a matter of bottom lines and budgets anymore. When everything is political and politicized on the Left, we have to fight that battle or lose the country. It is not a social media thing either but social media is emblematic of the larger problem, everything.

A perfect example of this is JD Vance running to replace Rob Portman in Ohio. No one represents that old Republican mentality better than Portman and he saw the writing on the wall. We don’t need another Rob Portman. He is the past.

When cops, race, justice, schools, borders, security, the climate and energy are all politicized what is the point in denying it as if it were some social niche?

Yes, they came for the Christians before, because we stood in their way, and now they have come for everyone else. We are all their political targets now, and so is the environment and culture we live in. Every thing is at stake along with the country.

Another example: when did it become so fashionably cool to hate America? I know there have been fringe elements for decades carrying a hate America banner, but it was not the maninstream like now. Polls show it is thriving on hate, racism, divisions and anarchy.

The anti-America culture now is real and thriving. It wants any semblance of America gone and replaced. American overhaul. (reality TV show anyone?) Of course they are not as clear on  what would replace the country’s foundation as about tearing down or fomenting hate against the present one. But we know what that evil is. And it is deadly intentional.

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New Pride Definitions

Turns out pride doesn’t mean what you thought it meant. It merely supersedes and bans all other forms of pride.

But culture and media does not like to take second fiddle to anyone. To prove this, NPR released a tweet on their new pride piece:

“Not sure how to ask someone their pronouns? Or confused about what different gender terms mean? We put together a 101 guide to common terms about gender identity, how to talk about gender respectfully — and why it matters ” https://trib.al/Ytgls4P  Jun 2, 2021

Yes, asking someone about ‘their’ choice of pronouns has always been a difficult issue for me. I don’t know about you? I hate that.

NPR “Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some.

That’s why we’ve put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our goal is to help people communicate accurately and respectfully with one another.”

Is that really your goal? It goes on to say their guide is not exhaustive. But it couldn’t be because these terms keep evolving. A new one will come out about every six months just to keep you on your toes, and give the perpetual Woke brand new terms. It is meant to go on and on.

The whole idea is to keep the people as confused about gender identity as science should be in determining it. There are no rules, no limits, only desire. All other factors need not apply. 

 

All or nothing, and everything in between.

But if you thought this little experiment or lesson is about what you should call it, the real lesson here is what you should not say. Or, in other words, they get to invent new terms or social norms every day which render your terminology and opinions obsolete.

Everyone is expected to adapt to their slide rule of gender. Sorry, that is the way it works. Your language and speech shall be limited while theirs is unlimited. You thought there were ground rules for all this? Too bad.

“One thing to note: Language changes. Some of the terms now in common usage are different from those used in the past to describe similar ideas, identities and experiences. Some people may continue to use terms that are less commonly used now to describe themselves, and some people may use different terms entirely. What’s important is recognizing and respecting people as individuals.”

 

Indeed language changes. So does culture change, as I’ve said before. But what happens without some basic common definitions?

According to the comments, it seems the main purpose was trolling for criticism so they could scream “transphobia” or something at critics. That means I am phobic or hateful while they need to be treated with the utmost respect. See how this works?

This of course requires that other, older social norms be disposed of, if they were ever proper ones in the first place. Follow along: so if everything before now was only a lie, then their new revision must unequivocally be the truth. Make sense?

Personally, I take my gender identity with a side order of reality.

 

How’s That Working Out For You?

The Washington dreams and Socialist schemes, as Sen Time Scott called them, are very alive and not a figment of imagination. They are rolling out across America aimed at us. Joe is the active face of both, Joe Biden is their comrade-in-chief.

Is this what people voted for? Hardly, unless they were part of the radical destroy America commie-Left behind the campaign curtain. It is a war on America at every level: energy, economic, education, border security, a war against history itself, all accompanied by unprecedented violence and crime that follows.

And Biden is inciting a retro-revolution among blacks. Why not? Dems are the party of racism and have been since last century. They will do anything to hide that record, while cooking up a sequel.

Who does he think was burning all those crosses 70  years ago? They were Joey’s buddies.

“While support from black voters was crucial to President Joe Biden’s election, most voters – including most black voters – don’t believe the new president has improved race relations or made life better for young black people.”

“… survey finds that only 28% of Likely U.S. Voters believe race relations in the United States have gotten better since Biden’s election.” – Rasmussen

Obama now declares Joe Biden is Obama part II, here to finish what Obama stated. That means the malaise of Obama years is back with a vengeance: civil unrest with the chronically stagnant economy, a scandal in every Department, and a woke bureaucracy of radicals leading it clearing the deck of anything of value to America.

Marxists are materialists at their hearts, folks, who claim to be shoveling equity down our throats. America must be punished for its sins and reap the ruin they fertilized across the land. But it is no accident. This was their plan all along to destroy and unwind America from the inside out, the way our enemies never could.

So Joey OBiden proposes a 6 trillion dollar budget. And there is another 5-6 trillion in the breach to complete his promises. That is over 11 trillion on top of what he already spent. He’s only starting.

His lies are just as big as his Washington schemes. He claims the wealthy and corporations need to finally pay their fair share. All his tax hikes will only affect them and surely no one making less than 400,000 a year. (er that is 200k each for couples) No, it won’t affect you or regular middle class people. Don’t worry ‘bout it.

However, government’s accountability offices say the real fact is 70% of corporate tax hikes fall on middle and low income people. Does that sound like you will be unaffected? Then shovel onto that the hidden tax of inflation which always hits middle and lower incomes the most. Yet, Joe gets away with these repeated lies.

 

Now Biden goes to Tulsa, OK to lecture about racism while further inciting a race war in the country, to deliver that equity they boast about. Joe promises to bring more of the problems from the past back to life. He is the Jurassic Park of crises. Then he promises to fix them using the same failed policies that caused them.

Oh well, only so much time. But how is that working for you?

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Brother, Can You Hear Me?

 

Okay, so I run across a social media account from a guy in prison for 22 years on a life sentence. He claims he is making documentaries in there for some great justice reform causes. 

So I look at an active thread of his comments, all pushing his cause to get “this info out there.” Says he is also starting podcast and Youtube channels. He apparently has been shooting these documentaries inside for four years on an iPhone, chock full of information.

Now how is all this possible on a life sentence from prison, one might ask? Well, you got me. He’s talking to lots of people on social media though. And through all those assorted threads, I see many other social justice orgs, some started by former inmates.

 

Then there is the whole justice movement in general pushing all kinds of radical ideas like abolishing, defunding police and the usual anti-justice causes. On top and intermingled with BLM or various “anti-racists”. There is a lot of active support for these leftist radicals, along with Marxist ideology. What does it say about this country?

Just couple that with DA’s from hell rolling out across the country, which mainstream media never mentions. What is to come?

But, if you listen to government and stem-winding Democrats, the biggest concern in America right now are the Trump supporters and right-wing extremists that pose the greatest threat to the country.

Yeah, right, I hear you.

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Are Colortinis Back In Style?

Does it seem to anyone else that since January 20th, everything that could go wrong has? Indeed it is how I feel. No lists are necessary from national security to economic, to schools to culture galore.

It could take your breath away. Some people probably just “sit back and,” as Tom Snyder used to say, “watch the pictures as they fly through the air.” So “fire up a colortini,” as he referred to them.

I explained to a good friend, who is a centenarian, a while ago: if we see a resurgence or revival now, one thing we can be sure of is that it must be God because it can’t be anything we did to cause it. There will be no doubt about it. (but there are always naysayers.)

This person has been a reliable Christian consultant over the years, who fears for what is ahead for the US now. It says a lot about the times we are in. There comes a point when it is up to God.

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Nostalgia Joe Keeping It Real

Since old Scranton Joe — as some affectionately call him — really has a soft spot for nostalgia, he decided to bring back another favorite.

So back by popular demand, Joe is reviving the great “misery index.” It was such a smash hit in the 70’s that it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Gotta love Joey and his ‘softer side.’

Joe recently paid a visit to former President Carter in GA, where he was briefed on the finer details. He wants to make sure to get all the aesthetics correct before rolling it out.

Stay tuned, old Joey is ironing out some logistics but promises it will be worth the wait.

 

For reference

 (Wikipedia) “The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun. The index helps determine how the average citizen is doing economically and it is calculated by adding the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to the annual inflation rate.

It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation create economic and social costs for a country.”

 

For example, Jimmy Carter’s Misery Index peaked at 21.98 in 1980 — almost rivaling some interest rates at the time.

 

It’s satire, people…. at least for now anyway. (Iggy says he has a similar index of his own)

And now for your listening pleasure only, to coincide with the anxiousness of the times.

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Ready, Willing, And Able

It just sounded like a good title. Long in the tooth, as they say. The able part may be a little challenging these days but is still worth a shot. How many times have you heard over the years to “keep your powder dry?” Good advice!

But right now, it really is the case. What is happening on the other side daily is the Democrats are showing us what and who they are. Sometimes you don’t have to make the case since they demonstrate it much  better than you could explain it. What a fine-feathered nest of commies we have running the show, pushing their agenda forward. In one way they are the most persistent creatures of habit, while in another  the dumbest bunch you could find anywhere in the world.

Normally, I would say you could not find dumber people anywhere but they have really cornered the market on it. So it is no wonder they would have a guy like Joe in there being as dumb as a rock, but who prattles on about his fake accomplishments. It is an achievement for Biden to wake up in the morning and get out of bed. But then he is only the front man for the Commie Party of America. What good could ever come from that? Only pure evil can ooze from the Democrat Party now. It is completely unAmerican.

That bunch are worried about reforming the police departments? Another interesting phenomena is all the goals Joe keeps trotting out. What is it with him and goals? I’ve never seen someone so obsessed with weighting the outcomes of things. But of all the goals on everything else, he cannot make a simple goal on limiting the number of illegals surging our border or even curtailing it from historic highs. Nope, no goals necessary there. I guess that is because he is already exceeding his goal there.

Yet he did offer another kind of goal recently to dramatically increase the number of refugees we accept from around the world. Is 125,000 just the starting point? Could it go higher than that  — when in reality there is no number big enough for Demoocrat/socialist/commies? Joe’s only political vice is to appease the Left, until they want more anyway.

I suppose that is more of their Swamp Science they are so enamored with. They clearly don’t want the rest of us eating beef, but they survive on bullshit alone. Make sense?

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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.

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Downstream Politics, Upstream Revolution

As an aside admission, for years I did not take seriously enough that politics was downstream from culture. But I see how important that is.

I underestimated the connection between the two. Ignorance is no excuse.

You know, Democrats over the years criticized the right any time it stood up on cultural issues. They would say anything to get us to ignore culture. Not to say it worked; you can’t ignore it. But they knew culture is upstream from politics. So if you can change the culture then you change politics.

No wonder they wanted to fool us into ceding ground to the culture. If the Cultural Revolution is raging, the worst thing you can do is not show up – or dismiss it entirely. Some Republicans have yet to learn that while all the Democrats delve into it like the mother’s milk.

Forfeiting that ground is a huge error of omission in the war. Democrats seem to have a knack for running that cultural warfare. Not leading it but running out in front of every issue. We often just sigh and turn away.

But we cannot afford to do that. We must embrace the cultural battle if we want to win this war for the country. It may not be easy, but losing the country is tougher to handle. Losing both politics and the country in the end is devastating.

So the sage advice is to engage it or lose it. As I said at the top, I am guilty for not paying enough attention to the premise behind it. I am convinced Democrats understand that if they can change the culture, they can change the country. And naturally, the political advantage goes with it.

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Choose Your Destiny

In an interview on Fox, Professor Shelby Steele was asked what the people could do to push back against the radical race agenda controlling the narrative everywhere? He brought out Dem’s sacred cow saying we must stop all this white guilt and then most of the problems would go away.

Eliminating that would inoculate society against their demonic race agenda. I wonder how much of it would be stopped by ending white guilt?  The left knows that. Only white guilt allows this racial hustle to thrive.

Then, it is no wonder Leftists are pushing this race agenda against white children and families in our schools. There are teaching kids to be ashamed of themselves for who they are and breeding guilt into them. It is the way to perpetuate the whole agenda forward.

But try to imagine reversing roles to instruct minority children that they cannot ever be proud of themselves or where they came from. They must be ashamed of their heritage for the problems it caused. That they are seen only by the identity of their color and race. Tell minorities they can never feel equal to other people because of their race. Tell them their race is responsible for all the problems. But that is what they are intentionally doing.

Steele was right. I think the predominant problem in America now is the insidious, systemic white guilt being cultivated to perpetuate their nefarious lies. That prescription will inevitably lead to a race war and violence. Is that what they want? I think so.

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Never Underestimate The Crowd

On this blog, over a decade, I talked about the gambit from a New Green Deal to the Declaration, from Washington and Payne to Obama. Maybe I have not talked about the perpetual engine; space or nuclear holocaust but I have hit most political themes of the times. And after all, politics is front and center, so we see confirmed daily.

But of all the political maneuvering and shenanigans, I would’ve thought it would take someone smarter and more sinister than Biden to affect the country the way this wrought rolling out is. Not to be naïve, I thought it may take a more conniving nature than Biden to get to the synchronized level the Left is now. So was I wrong? No, not really.  

I just underestimated the crowd or what a driven mob could do. One more thing. I underestimated the lack of resistance, or public outrage. The mob is a powerful force but it could not do this on its own. It takes people to let down their guard, allow it and/or have powerful allies to push their agenda. Finally, they seem to have gotten most of that.

 

Now comes the irony.  (not that I’m giving in or ceding any ground to this sick evil) Joe Biden is the quintessential proof that the mob can be effective; so much so that it uses a dummy resident in the oval office as a front man for it. Old progressive Joe did not have to lose all his marbles, He just has to stand there and let the crowd do its evil magic.

A good friend reminded me that, after Trump, this is a giant tragedy, like one of the great Greek tragedies. It’s like that macabre play meant to bother you while at the same time a work of fiction. However, this one is real. It is all too real. And the consequences are huge, but can it be prevented? That is where my stomach drops in this tragedy.

A Tragedy indeed. Wkipedia: “Tragic plots were most often based upon myths from the oral traditions of archaic epics. In tragic theatre, however, these narratives were presented by actors.”

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Root Cause of All Racial Violence

You could have guessed the answer but in case you didn’t know: The root cause of any racial violence — or racism for that matter — is and always will necessarily be  ‘white supremacy.’

Well, let’s just take it as fact from a critical race theorist professor in Boulder, Colorado.

Yahoo News Publishes ‘Bizarre Screed’ About Racially-motivated Violence. You Can Guess What’s to Blame.

“As the current president of the Association for Asian American Studies and as an ethnic studies and critical race studies professor who specializes in Asian American culture, I wanted to address the climate of anti-Asian racism I was seeing at the start of the pandemic. So in April 2020, I created a PowerPoint slide deck about anti-Asian racism that my employer, the University of Colorado Boulder, turned into a website. That led to approximately 50 interviews, workshops, talks and panel presentations that I’ve done on anti-Asian racism, specifically in the time of COVID-19.

The point I’ve made through all of those experiences is that anti-Asian racism has the same source as anti-Black racism: white supremacy. So when a Black person attacks an Asian person, the encounter is fueled perhaps by racism, but very specifically by white supremacy. White supremacy does not require a white person to perpetuate it. […]

The dehumanization of Asian people by U.S. society is driven by white supremacy and not by any Black person who may or may not hate Asians.” — Jenifer Ho (Yahoo News)

See: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/04/10/white-supremacy-is-the-root-of-all-racerelated-violence-in-the-us-n2587711

But you knew that.  Someone now has the bombast to declare it from on high.

(exploding in a petri dish near you).
Class dismissed!

Wokeness Is Reality

What if…. Start now with something so basic that you never before would have had to explain it to someone. But today you feel compelled to. And it is not because people are dumb or dumber than before or that they don’t know.

They don’t know because they’ve been conditioned. Reality is only their truth and the perception of their truth upon everyone else. Their truth is shallow; it is ideology. It is a mixture of the top popular wokeness ideas in history. Since this strain is a relatively new phenomenon, it is a bunch of new ideas all mixed together. Yet it all leads to places of old.

But old ideas are relics to be destroyed under this concept.

Wikipedia (source for all things today) says:

Woke is a term that refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice. It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression stay woke.

First used in the 1940s, woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolizes perceived awareness of social issues and movement. By the late 2010s, woke had been adopted as a more generic slang term associated with left-wing politics, progressive or socially liberal causes such as anti-racism, LGBT rights, feminism and environmentalism. It has also been the subject of memes, ironic usage and criticism for its methods and consequences. Its widespread use since 2014 is a result of the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd in 2020.

What is this jabber about? History has not yet recorded the effects of this new wokeness on society. But by the first impressions, it will not be good. We still don’t know how far it can go yet. We can only hope that, while every popular idea seems to have a shelf life, this one too has an expiration date. But up to this point anyway, we cannot know that.

We can’t say for certainty that this one will die off, as other things have, that senses might prevail. What senses? That is because this is to replace sense or common sense specifically. Well, what is common sense anyway but a collection of biases supported by collective people? But who says common sense prevails? Or that common sense does take root?

Under these current conditions that is not a foregone conclusion anymore. Common sense indeed can be abolished if enough people decide it should be. We can make rules against common sense. We can disallow it.

Now that would be a very radical experiment or goal to try. But adherents are intent on doing just that. Who really cares what the purpose of it all is, if the predominant goal is only to tear down conventional ideas and reason? Where does that all leave you?

And since nothing really happens in this world in a vacuum, what is the relative effect of this in the world? We cannot even estimate that.

You see, strange as all this talk sounds, like some mumble jumble, it is the same kind of talk one could hear on a given day about what is going on. Things don’t make sense. Motives and culture itself seem deliberately twisted in knots. Why? Anyone’s guess is no better or worse than another’s. Who can say for certain? Is there anyone in particular leading it? Confusing.  It is more of a group culture think, and momentum leads.

At this point, one could write some jabber like this meaning very little or a lot, depending, and could even be considered inspiring. So maybe there is some hope, though remote, that this radical thing called wokeness can reverse engineer itself by the same evolution it was created. But don’t bet on it. More appropriate is the concern of what it will do?

When does this woke get broke?

I don’t mind so much new ideas built on established things and concepts; but this wokeness appears hell-bent on destroying, tearing down and abolishing any conventional concepts.

Is it winning?

Does something now as basic as America survive the targeted onslaught? Stay tuned. But if not, don’t expect an epitaph. Woke doesn’t do those. God save us from this Woke.

We are where we are,

surrounded by Woke

and it don’t feel better,

It just feels worse.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

In most major stories there is usually the good guys and the bad guys. Sometimes it is hard to tell which is which. In the past, things were simpler where those lines seemed clearly drawn. Not so now.

Today it feels more muddled and not just in the movies, where Hollywood likes to push those limitations to the max. Even intentionally confusing.

This is especially the case today in law enforcement. But still if you really look at the facts and examine it, you can tell which is which. Those lines are furthered blurred when you cannot give the benefit of doubt to one side.

So its possible you can have the old good cop bad cop routine. You can also have a good cop doing something nefarious, which doesn’t make sense. You could have a bad cop trying to do something that appears righteous, using unconventional means. Or you could have the bad cop doing the same acts that corrupt the system.

You could have a good cop not doing what he needs to do intervening. A good cop could be prevented from doing what is the right thing. Restrictions could make the right thing impossible. You have all these different scenarios outside the normal boundaries of law enforcement. But you also have cops themselves making judgments on right or wrong, with a potential for error.

Why say all this and point out these nuances? Because they become possibilities when it is not obvious who the good guy is in a situation. So it can be, or seem to be, confusing. I think people like clearer lines.

Put on top of that that we usually don’t get those kind of mitigating or condemning factors from press reports. It looks confusing at first glance.

That confusion is where a lot of things can happen, like public perception or outrage or where narratives form. Good can seem bad and bad can seem good. Wrong can be replaced by righteous motive. Right can be clouded by appearance of conspiracy. Right can be condemned for the wrong reasons.

We are human and make these judgments based on what we see and what we know at the time — which often matters. Our judgments are not prefect either. The facts can make it hard to decipher who is right or wrong?

The same thing plays out in politics. Who is right or, if both are wrong, who has the higher ground? Granted these are complex judgments but we are capable of making them, as long as we have the facts and evidence. But when we don’t have those, it makes it almost impossible to make correct conclusions. So a lot of things can hang out in the “I just don’t know” category. Those await more information for us to make those calls.

We can say it doesn’t look good or it doesn’t look bad on our first impressions, yet we just don’t know. Pending. A lot of things are pending where the jury is still out, as they say. Maybe that is a good place to be, or maybe that is not necessarily good. It all depends.

Why go through this rationale at all? Because at some point it matters in a lot of instances. Sometimes it is important and sort of requires fast conclusions where we are not able to render one. Sometimes it is important to take considerable time in making it. Thus, the rush to judgment.

Long for the days when you watched a movie when it was very obvious who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. It seemed to make things simpler. But it doesn’t seem that way today.

When you combine this with systemic problems in systems, it muddies those waters further. When there is corruption on the scale we’ve seen recently, it raises the complexity of a judgment call. While we still know that some things are obviously wrong, they are deliberately shrouded in a systemic pool of corruption to determine who is really at fault.

Remember the old line from Germans that they were only following orders. As if all these things were not enough, put on top of that historical precedents like corruption that never happened before. (never seen) Historical, unprecedented failures and corruption.

You have to use all this to preface the situation we are now in. Sure, we can have an election and get the result that some nefarious people/groups want, for their own purposes, but that doesn’t make it right or legit. It cannot legitimize the process.

Sure, we can have an investigation in search of a justification for the investigation. Sure, we can do an impeachment over things that are normal or legal to do, just because we are determined to have an impeachment.

Sure, we can fail to get answers to things, which were done collectively through the power of state, where no one can seem to be held responsible. Sure, we can have major failures of trust in our institutions then turn around to bestow more power on them, after they thoroughly abused their authority. But who is to stop these things from happening; who will prevent them?

So we can count on courts, those arbiters of the facts. But they are not always given the whole truth. What happens then? We can have faulty outcomes from those entrusted to be the guardrails for law and order.

At some point, we the people have to make our own judgments about all these things, and the consequences, but that process can get very messy. And the mileage varies.

It can get even messier when self-government is stood on its head. We were designed as a republic (if you can keep it) but are leaning toward mob rule – and not necessary a democratic mob. That is a mob which, at its heart, does not care about majority; doesn’t care who is right, doesn’t even care about the rules. It is entirely demand-based. It wants what it wants and it wants it now. It doesn’t care about deliberative, due process. It only wants to be satisfied, which by nature it can never be. It will always be wanting.

How is it that we the people have to deal with all these things and yet are expected to make the right decisions and judgments on everything? We are the guardians expected to keep that republic, but can we when its obstruction prevents that from happening?

We the people need to make some serious, life-affecting decisions. Can we save what is rightfully ours to save? Can we be depended on, by future posterity, to do the right thing given all these circumstances?

May God grant us the wisdom necessary.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

A Word On Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh has been gone about a week and the press seems obsessed by calling him hate-filled or divisive. He’ll live on rent-free in their minds.

First off, no one has probably done more for the conservative movement than Rush Limbaugh. But there are some consequences for that kind of success. He was targeted by the Left’s smear machine for decades. It’s what happens when you are effective.

The steady drumbeat from the media is calling him hate radio and divisive, polarizing. Only by the Left’s terminology and standards.

So telling the truth about the Left, their agenda and tactics is hate? Exposing what the Left is doing is divisive? Talking about issues and policy is divisive? The DNC has no patience for anyone truth-telling on the airwaves.

Rush could have been the original cancel culture target. They wanted nothing more than to remove him from the air, shut him up and destroy him. They couldn’t. He thrived on their efforts and it fed into his talk operation. Certainly the Left will be on the lookout for anyone rivaling his reach and popularity. Yes, he was a phenomenon.

But one has to understand what came before Rush: The Fairness Doctrine. That was the policy that forced airwaves to give “equal time” to issues and politics. As usual, the Left found a way to use that to shut down conservative opinion or ideas. The media would say they could not give equal time to the other side, so effectively it cancelled conservative speech. In effect, you were limited by your opposition’s inability to present another side.

The effect of that policy worked the same as their silencing agenda. They use social media now to do the silencing. There is no fairness. Equality is the last thing the Left wants. They want and demand a stacked deck: institutionally, culturally, and in the airwaves.

With Rush, they could have none of that. He wasn’t going to give them a minute of peace. He was probably enemy number one for that reason. The Left despises competition. They resent being challenged by the truth. And they certainly hated any idea about the numbers of Rush’a audience.

But yet in such an environment Rush Limbaugh flourished like wild flowers.

Just an aside, I remember back about ’92 a friend from Kansas City gave me Limbaugh’s book. He said this is the guy to watch and listen to. I started reading the book and realized this guy had the same ideas I had. For the first time the issues he would talk about made sense in a sea of political chaos. But the very best part was to realize there were a lot of people out there, almost a limitless amount, who agreed and felt the same way. And we were not going away. That is the way I remember it anyhow.

So now there are over 20 million Limbaugh’s who are out there. They are not alone or isolated. He started the ball rolling. But the Left saw the same thing with Goldwater and then Reagan before. They at least knew what it meant for them. If imitation is a form of flattery, the Left tried to duplicate it but couldn’t make it work on Air America.

I’ll miss Rush, but never ever forget him.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Cancel Culture In Motion

A story appeared in the NY Post of a Democrat district leader who resigned her elected position after making comments on the source of the virus in “anti-China” posts online.

So she resigned but it was not enough.

NY Post
Brooklyn district leader resigns after backlash to anti-China comments

By Carl Campanile | January 29, 2021

Lori Maslow, an elected district leader and ex-vice chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, resigned from office Thursday after several mayoral candidates threatened to boycott a Sunday forum the county party was sponsoring over her anti-Asian comments.

Maslow wrote “I can’t even look at Chinese food” during an anti-China social media rant on Twitter last month, while posting a link to a news article about Chinese tariffs on US goods.

“We’re sick of buying from China. They did this to us. They lied to us. And yes, Trump played outside role as well. I, for one, will never, ever buy anything made in China again. Join me,” Maslow said.

She then added “I can’t even look at Chinese food,” to the end of the tweet, which was deleted, but not before a reader snapped a screen grab.

Following thundering criticism, Maslow apologized and had already resigned her post as a party vice chairwoman. But it wasn’t enough for critics.

Opposition to her comments became a more serious problem after several mayoral candidates — including Andrew Yang, whose parents emigrated from Taiwan, city Comptroller Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley, among others — said they wouldn’t participate in the Brooklyn Democratic Party’s Sunday mayoral forum moderated by NY1 political anchor Errol Louis. even though Brooklyn Democratic Party chairwoman Rodneyse Bichotte condemned Maslow’s remarks.

Maslow, in a heartfelt and bitter statement of resignation Thursday, indicated she didn’t want to be a liability for the Brooklyn Democratic Party leadership.

“I ask that my statements not be attributed to the Brooklyn Democratic Leadership — I was the writer, not the party leadership. My constituents elected me, and I am responsible to them,” said Maslow, a veteran public school teacher and Marine Park resident who represents the 41st Assembly District.

But Maslow complained she was railroaded by left-wing extremists in the party engaging in cancel culture, and feared for her safety.

“Since this faction began the online harassment and vilification, I have received threatening messages. My family is very concerned for my safety,” she said.

“Extremism in this country is not limited to right wing militias. Threats are nothing to ignore. That is why I will be stepping down effective immediately,” Maslow said.

The Kings County Democratic County Committee has been beset by factionalism and litigation over its operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.#

I mean she did resign but they kept coming. Notice what she said at the end. “Extremism in this country is not limited to right wing militias.” Give her credit for the gesture.

I don’t think China could have done a better job. And Demo candidates engaging in it.

The Looming Lunacy

It is only the third week in January and already the Loons are out in force. They seem to be everywhere you turn. Of course I’m not talking about some graceful bird, I’m talking about the radical Left. Maybe it is a type of mating thing they are doing. And wow, are they a noisy bunch. (if you have ever been around actual loons, you know what I mean)

I know you have heard it all before and so have I. The crazy Democrats are up to their tricks and ruining society, as we know it. But it’s true and they are. Only their antics aren’t seasonal or dependent on weather, it is all the time. And we are not fighting nature; we are fighting a non-stop force of evil that could easily be labeled reverse evolution.

Now if they had some knowledge or expertise in something, then I could understand there might be something worth listening to. But it is a radical hodgepodge of wacky theories and plans they roll out almost limitlessly. Time and space do not permit me to list them. From where do all these ideas spawn? Well, that is the question.

There is socialism, Marxism, cultural Marxism, Maoist thought saturating it. They don’t care where the ideas come from, or where they lead. No matter how many times those ideas have failed or wrought misery on people, none of that matters.

But I will say one thing for them. Now they have got an almost perfect person in an El Presidente to lead their movement. He hasn’t got the stamina or will to stand up to them. (if he wanted to) He is only the preferred vessel through which they can pursue their wildest fantasies. And a perfect one it is.

He is prone and committed to doing anything they desire. Nothing is off the table. Frankly, to call this bunch “woke” is an insult to reality. They flutter on emotions and instinctively respond accordingly. They aren’t the smartest bunch. I don’t know if we have ever seen the likes of this behavior before. And yet they call us flat-earthers.

The question should be: can we as a society afford to live with such a dominant if domineering species? How long could such cohabitation go on? Ironically that is the very kind of projection you hear from them on the Left. They wonder aloud how they can live in society with us? Is that a sign that there is something seriously flawed here? I think so.

You could compare the “woke” Left to ISIS or the Taliban in their culture of disgust for humanity. You would be close, But instead, they project that incompatible nature onto us. Remember they are the ones who don’t seem to care where all this leads or what effects we suffer from it. They don’t care. In fact, they use those harsh negative effects, of what they do, as a cudgel to lambaste us into compliance with their helter-skelter agenda. Abortion on demand is their leading answer to most of our problems. Just call it choice.

A simple question popped into my head as a valid response to all their rhetoric. So “you would endorse genocide and when should it start?” I think that is the only appropriate question left to ask them. It is, after all, the road they seem hell-bent on heading down. They are partially there already. Once they have convinced themselves of our inhumanity and the necessity of that solution, then it is only a matter of the logistics. They have already determined the path.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021