Border policy is to Biden what nursing home policy is to Cuomo.
That requires explanation from no one except Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021
That requires explanation from no one except Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021
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
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.
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
In the last week of the year, I thought it would be good to do a post on 2020 but I couldn’t do it. That is above my grade. It would take a 750 page tome just to outline the events of this year in any detail.
2020 was an indictment on our culture, the establishment, the Left. It was a complete assault on values and western society. I’ll take a pass on that. In fact, the cottage industry in 2021 will be books about what happened in 2020, and not just about the election. But it will probably inspire some books, too.
So what to do about 2020 but give it a big old middle finger? Maybe a Bronx cheer salute from sea to shining sea. A giant sigh.
Assembling those thoughts on it, my instinctive reaction was to get on my knees and plead for it to be over, never happen again, that we recover and learn what we need to to do that.
Above all, pray that it be over. Finished. Then the taps would be in order rather than playing “Auld Lang Syne”. That song literally means “for the sake of old times.” 2020 was a blitzkrieg on the old times. Here are the lyrics:
“Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On old long syne.”
It doesn’t quite work. Maybe those words are an appropriate tribute in any other year except this one. The taps with no lyrics serves it much better.
What did we learn; what were the important events; where are the benefits; or what was the overall theme? Too soon? There are days still left. Did anyone get mad at a year?
If cancel culture had any legitimacy or backbone, it would cancel 2020. But no, it tried to use the events of the year to cancel other things or people. Think of them all: from heroes to founders, to everyday Americans, to America itself, to news stories and corruption, to a great president. Cancel culture was literally screaming through a pandemic.
The only thing they didn’t try canceling was China, the place that spawned the pandemic.
And politics were in full display, oh were they. We found some events or situations that even politics, politicization of events or weaponization had no answer for. But they tried.
Finish 2020 off by 2 Senate runoffs in Georgia — which could determine the majority in the US Senate — by radical, commie, Marxist candidates. What could go wrong with that?
Is there no mercy left?
As bad as the year has been, whistling past the graveyard would do us no justice. We must make sure this year does not contaminate others. We must vow to repair the damage, not to continue it.
The strange thing is I get a sick feeling the Democrat left is not as disgusted by the year as the rest of us are. After all, in crises they see opportunities. The greater the crisis, the more people hurt, the greater the opportunity. It’s their motto.
Still one thought does remain about all those who did not see the end of the year, maybe for different reasons. Hundreds of thousands, like nursing home residents, did not make it through. Not even receiving a proper farewell. Enough said.
Play the taps. (Yet it will be remembered, in infamy)
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
In 2020, the age-old debate over good versus evil still rages on. Or should that be battle? But is there any way to score the current landscape?
To judge the levels of which is winning or losing, I have a simple test.
What is the amount or saturation level of evil in society? Start by asking a question: what is the cost of doing the right thing? The answer is a good indication of the level of evil.
Ideally it used to be doing the right thing because it was the right thing to do, was just the rule. It was appreciated or even praised. And that was it. But that has changed.
It can be more complex these days.
Now doing the right thing can have consequences. There can be penalties. Sometimes one pays a stiff price for doing the right thing. Not always. Well, it could even be a heavy price at times. If you think about it realistically, you can see those areas.
So I think that cost is directly relative to the amount of evil there is. Not to oversimplify it; I’m not saying that is a hard rule in all situations but in general.
You could take that to another level with the amount of good or evil in the public sector. Consider what Trump tried to do. Consider the amount of resistance, by Resisters, to give you an idea what I mean. There is certainly a lot of resistance..
Then look at the resistance or cost inflicted by Antifa or BLM protestors in riots or looting. It drives the cost of doing the right thing higher. Look at the ability of cops to prevent it.
Look at how many cops were murdered for just doing their job. So I think all that, and the tally of the cost, is a reasonable indicator to the saturation level of evil there.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
This is the only DNC convention where it can happen remotely, and on another split screen you can watch the Demo-base celebrating in the streets of Portland or Chicago with fireworks, bricks and Molotov cocktails. But only on Fox News.
Not since 1968 has there been a convention this exciting.
Where Democrats can chip into Biden/Harris one minute and donate bail money for rioting thugs the next. What’s not to like about that? I think they covered all their bases.
If I hear their line once more that “it didn’t have to be this way,” I’m going to puke.
But how bad is it for Democrats these days? It’s so bad that even Demo-media comrades don’t want to show the rioting and looting palooza on TV. They’ve been blacking out BLM activities. (It would probably only incite more photogenic rioters.)
18 U.S. Code Section 2102. – Definitions (b)
As used in this chapter, the term “to incite a riot”, or “to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot”, includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts.
So they’re self-censoring the riots and looting coverage. Why? Because at least they know how much it disgusts people and would reveal Democrats’ M/O. Nearly 3 months and the PR has only gotten worse not better. It’s so bad they refuse to show it.
I can tell you I’m not in line at Wal-Mart hearing lots of people say “if only I could be in Portland or Seattle rioting now.” It ain’t glamorous even to Democrats.
Yet these are the same commie thugs and criminals Democrat pols are defending as peaceful protestors. Show me ten Democrat protestors and I’ll show you a riot in the making. Give ‘em an hour and a half. And their networking capabilities are great.
But the Demo-media are complaining about Trump using the words nasty, mean or angry. Have you ever seen people more angry or hate-filled than this bunch of Democrat activists? Even back in the 60’s, The Resistance would have been a garage music band.
Weather Underground was more shadowy. These cats have the support of elected pols. Now sedition is the bell-bottoms of the 70’s. Rioting is the new sit-in. Blocking an interstate is the new street festival – peace out!. Anti-peace is the new activism. Injustice for all.
But it doesn’t look good to American people. Cheering them on is not attractive either.
So how do you piss off a Democrat? Viva La Flag! It works every time.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
It is clear, Democrats are running purely on race or racism. But at some point that tank runs empty. Joe Biden at the top of the ticket isn’t the best message. They don’t care.
Democrats are so infatuated by race that it is all they can see. You could sell me on a lot of big problems with culture or our systems today but that is not at the top of my list, nor is it even in the top five. I would go along with systemic corruption in politics, I could go along with some disparities – controllable or not controllable – but race is not the qualifier.
If I hear constantly that the Constitution is old and that this is the 2000’s now, so we must view things in modern context, without looking back; then why is it necessary to frame everything, namely politically, in terms of slavery or racial perspectives? And yet the Constitution must be molded like some Play-Doh with no regard for original meaning. You cannot make coherent meanings based on nothing, with no foundation.
But we are well on our way to canceling out almost any hint of our history or Constitutional intent. Everything is up for grabs with only that one constant remaining: racism and the race card always applies, like a limitless credit card.
Wikipedia says in explaining Critical Race Theory:
“Critical race theory (CRT) is a theoretical framework in the social sciences, developed out of epistemic philosophy, that uses critical theory to examine society and culture as they relate to categorizations of race, law, and power. It began as a theoretical movement within American law schools in the mid- to late 1980s as a reworking of critical legal studies on race issues, and is loosely unified by two common themes. Firstly, CRT proposes that white supremacy and racial power are maintained over time, and in particular, that the law may play a role in this process. Secondly, CRT work has investigated the possibility of transforming the relationship between law and racial power, as well as pursuing a project of achieving racial emancipation and anti-subordination more broadly.”
But face it, these people – Democrats in particular – don’t want racial emancipation. They want “racial” dominance in all issues across society. It’s the biggest cultural and political contradiction I’ve ever seen. From Harvard to kindergarten, and DC to the suburbs.
So these people have been cooking up this concoction for decades. They’ve finally added every ingredient in the kitchen and garage. This potion is not good for what ails you; it is guaranteed to make you permanently sick whoever you are, whatever your pleasure.
Put it into politics as the all-encompassing, sole force and you get the ugliest, most divisive, polarizing toxin in the nation’s bloodstream. One that affects and infects every area of life in society. Identity politics is the chaser. There is no 2nd act, it is the entire show.
Next week promises to be the National Convention On Racism…. or is it of?
With Democrats, they are not like a box of chocolates ’cause you always know what you are going to get.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
One of the things that always intrigued me was the idea of tomorrow’s leaders. I remained on the optimistic side until the early 2000’s. Then the pessimism began to outweigh the positive thoughts. You can read any reasons into that you like.
At least I tried to be optimistic that our future would be in decent hands. I don’t know that I can say that too much anymore. It’s sad. That’s not to say our leaders have been all that great or wonderful. But my hope was tomorrow’s leaders would reach new goals and highs, much like science and technology advances. (realizing not all advances are good)
One can hope future leaders improve and learn from past errors. Even void of history.
Of course those lessons are harder when no one talks about or acknowledges those past errors. Or if they refuse to admit there were errors. Without that, it seems to me, we cannot learn to not repeat them. Another way to look at it is: if we learn that those errors were positive and we need to do more of it not less, then we seem doomed to failure. But that could make some people happy.
Nowadays I have to apologize for not generally being positive. There just seem to be so many negatives staring me in the face. That is being realistic about it. I still feel the hope for the country and all, far as that is possible. But the leadership, to me, is very much in question. I suppose there can be no guarantees. Maybe I would like to see more signs of positivity for the long run?
It seemed like a big dose of positive for the future just getting Trump into office. He more than accomplished my basic desires. I can’t list them but a huge one was to break the monopoly and shake up the system enough to change status quo. That was a help. With that, as I assumed, we got all the attacks we should have expected. But it got much worse than I expected. Okay, so that is only confirmation of how badly it needed it. I get that.
Then came the official, organized resistance and all the rest. Again, predictable. Though at some point you evaluate if we have made headway in the long run. It is hard to see it. Then what happens if and when we let up even for a second? You know. That is also why I am convinced in seeing it as evil. And it spreads.
I sure would like to feel more optimistic for the future in good hands. But I’m seeing that glass as half empty and that is not enough to repel the enemy within. Is it a matter of training? I don’t know. Maybe I am looking at it only from my small perspective.
In the end, I do have faith that God is in charge and He will see us through. But that does not prevent bad things from happening to us. We can cause problems. Technology improvements themselves can cause problems, too. It is not all good.
When it comes to leaders though, I sigh and ask ‘will these new ones have to learn things all over again?’ Does the whole sequence have to repeat itself? Can’t we build on what we know and not on what we don’t know? I ask those questions in confidence because I don’t always like the answers I get. What about cynicism, is that fashionable now?
That is just touching the surface and I could litter this with examples. But at this point, I don’t think they are necessary. One more question for the road. Maybe we never really took on the communist threat the way we should have – or seriously enough?
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
There are things considered natural responses to human tragedies and pains, like empathy and compassion. Not all people may be so equipped in those areas. Some may be slower in response to it than others. Some may be incapable of those reactions.
But that was usually the general rule.
However, when a person is shot by a policeman, why is the instant response looting and rioting? What causes that because apparently it is a cause and effect scenario? It has become a downright phenomena. A black person is shot in the course of enforcing the law and the knee-jerk reaction is looting and destroying businesses that have nothing at all to do with the act. They go from claiming an innocent victim to creating innocent victims.
But somehow this rioting and looting is to go on, unobstructed as can be allowed. Where is this in the Constitution or in any rules for a functional society? I haven’t found them yet. Though this has become the normal, typical reaction to the events. It also seems to be organized in moments. Within hours, caravans of cars come in heading for the high value stores as mobs of people do the rest, to carry out out an organized pilfering process. They cart off any merchandise and disappear into the streets from where they came.
‘We’re coming for you’: Mayor Lightfoot’s warning to looters who ransacked Chicago in night of ‘straight-up criminality’ that saw 100 arrests and 13 cops injured
- Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was hit by looters after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police
- It was triggered by a shooting earlier in the day and an armed suspect was wounded by police
- The man had opened fire on cops and they returned; he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive
- Crowds however gathered in protest after false information spread that the officers shot a child
- People then started organizing on Twitter and Facebook to loot downtown in a caravan of vehicles
- By the time police caught up with them, they’d started ransacking stores, snatching all that they could
- 400 cops were dispatched to the area but they faced intense violence including, in some cases, gunfire
- On Monday morning, the chaos was still ongoing as officers arrested people who were still inside stores
- Bridges were raised and tunnels closed for police to try to get a handle on the escalating tensions
- It coincided with the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting had nothing to do with peaceful protest over police brutality
- She warned the protesters that police were already scanning HD security footage to identify and arrest looters, saying: ‘We are coming for you’
- Lightfoot said the city does not need the National Guard’s help; Trump is yet to comment but on Monday he urged Portland to accept federal assistance after a riot was declared
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned looters who ransacked the city that they are already being hunted by police who are reviewing HD security camera footage from the chaos which saw more than 100 arrests, attacks on 13 police officers and widespread unrest.
The chaos began on Sunday afternoon when police responded to Englewood where there had been complaints of a man with a gun. The suspect has not been named but was described by police on Monday as a 20-year-old man with a criminal history that includes charges of burglary, child endangerment and assault and battery.
When officers arrived at the scene, he began running and opened fire on them as they pursued him. The cops returned fire, wounding him, and arrested him. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Despite what she says, what makes this time any different than other times where she did nothing or little in response to crimes and shootings? Every weekend there are drive-byes and shootings, some victims are children and toddlers, yet she does nothing. Now she says: attention criminals, “we’re coming for you!”
The renowned expert, AOC, said weeks ago that some of this crime wave is because people may have to go out and steal a morsel of bread for their family to survive on. As if the person has no other choice. It was crazy talk when she said it but now, once again, we see the same reactions playing out over another shooting by police of a black man in Chicago. No one cares what led up to it, or the reason for it; it only turns into another lucrative looting opportunity. Except they aren’t stealing bread, baby formula and diapers.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested the rise in crime in New York City is because ‘desperate’ people are ‘stealing bread to feed their children’.
Police data shows that shootings in the city last month were up 130 per cent year on the year – from 89 shootings last year to 205 this year.
But Cortez asked: ‘Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?”
The Hill reported:
AOC on increased NYC crime: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
So there you have it. Apparently those people in Chicago are just shoplifting some bread to feed their family. Let’s see if they can explain this latest looting frenzy. Cleanup in isle #1.
Still it is a phenomena, I tell you.
Gee, I wonder if AOC has ever felt any empathy or compassion for people struggling to make ends meet while paying their exorbitant taxes, and just trying to survive? Nah.
Right Ring | Bullright
What do we do? We should continue to pray for our country, the people, and ourselves. Pray we overcome this evil mist hovering across our country.It cannot defeat us.
Other than that, elections will still come on November 3rd and we need to vote. But now with what states have done in mail-in voting, and Dems’ other antics, we should realize it will be weeks before we know a final result on the election. You can expect delay.
I’m hearing, thinking and figuring it will take at least a month to count votes. I don’t see how to avoid that scenario. It should make Bush vs. Gore look like child’s play.
I get a reminder every time I look at my mail. There are no postmark dates anymore. Well, what does that tell us?
Keep on….. but knees are for praying.
Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020
I heard the news that Mike Adams has died. He was a criminology and sociology professor at University of North Carolina – Wilmington, and a regular writer of columns on TownHall.com. Apparently it was a suicide.
I did not know Mr. Adams but I almost felt like it because of reading his personalized columns, which always brought a strong sense of right and wrong, civility and a little Adams humor mixed in. Plus he had the flair for activism.
But often they were true-life stories, on many of his encounters with the modern Left. Being a professor and his activism naturally provided a wealth of resource material for them. He was in their world – but not of their world. And a Christian at heart.
Anyway, as I heard this news it seemed like such a loss. If it is one thing Mike Adams had to offer was his intellect and wisdom on controversial and moral issues — such as pro-life and Christianity. And a knack for explaining them.
Now with that, I am posting an old 2005 column that can be found on TownHall. Ironically, those same columns often caused him so much ire from the campus establishment. Yet he refused to let that shut him up. He actually seemed to thrive on it, which likely drove them crazy in their ivory towers. Its written at one of those times he was under attack.
So here it is in full, followed by a special dessert:
Mike Adams | Posted: Jul 26, 2005
Over the weekend, I received several emails from readers warning me that I might lose my job over the article I wrote criticizing my university’s new harassment policy. Readers who sometimes suggest that I should learn to hold my tongue fail to understand my simple philosophy of life. It is an uncompromising philosophy that guarantees both peace of mind and success in any important endeavor. It can be roughly summarized as follows:
1. If you want to be happy and successful, you must immediately disabuse yourself of the notion that there is no such thing as good and evil.
If, for some reason, this is difficult for you to do, take the time to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. If that still does not convince you, take the time to visit Auschwitz.
2. You must also immediately disabuse yourself of the notion that good and evil are simply relative terms. There are moral absolutes and they have absolutely nothing to do with your personal feelings and perceptions.
It should be noted that people who claim to believe in moral relativism are just lying in order to make themselves appear to be morally superior to others. Their actual belief in moral absolutism is revealed when, at some point, they openly proclaim that there are no absolutes. If everything is relative, the philosophy of moral relativism can’t be absolutely true.
3. Take some time every day to fine-tune your understanding of the difference between right and wrong.
Recently, a good friend of mine lost his mother to cancer. He later made a casual suggestion about the need for some sort of handbook, which could be used to sort out the difficult problems and answer the difficult questions one encounters in life.
Fortunately, such a handbook exists. It is called the Holy Bible.
No one can call himself educated if he has not read the Bible at least once. Even after several readings of the Bible some things will remain unclear. Some questions will remain unanswered. Nonetheless, upon every reading of the Bible, greater wisdom is gained. After all, life is a journey. It is not a destination.
By the same token, one should never go to a psychologist or any other counselor who is a self-proclaimed atheist or agnostic. I cannot think of a single important principle the field of psychology has established that wasn’t already established in the Sermon on the Mount.
4. Life will present you with plenty of encounters with good and evil. Just as you should never pass up an opportunity to promote good, you should never pass up an opportunity to combat evil.
One of my favorite verses of the Bible is James 4:17. It states that “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” That verse reminds us that we don’t have to actually do something to be morally culpable. In other words, there is such a thing as a sin of omission.
It can often be tough to step up and combat evil when one may be risking, for example, one’s job. We humans are so weak and frail that it is often tough to stand up for what is right even when the consequences are merely ostracism or momentary ridicule. In those times, the following verse (Hebrews 13:5) helps: “For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”” Remember when you read that verse that, quite literally, nothing else in life matters.
In the past, I have been faced with some risky decisions that involved the prospect of taking on campus radicals; some have been communists, some have been feminists, all have been, in some way, morally decadent. But some of these morally bankrupt individuals also happened to have some degree of power over me and over my economic livelihood.
When, in the past, I have contemplated the prospect of cowering away from these situations, I have sometimes found strength by thinking about some old war veterans; some in my family, some friends, who risked or even gave their lives to preserve our nation and our freedom.
The next time you find yourself tempted to cower from something you know you should do, just imagine a roomful of old war veterans. Get in a quiet, dark room. Close your eyes, concentrate on their faces. Then just imagine walking up to one of them to have a face-to-face talk about what you are cowering from and why.
Once, I imagined myself walking up to my grandfather who was hit with grenade shrapnel in World War I and saying something like this:: “Thanks for serving to protect my First Amendment Rights. I’ve been meaning to stand up to some campus feminists who are violating the constitutional rights of some students on campus. But, frankly, I’m afraid of feminists and what they might say about me.”
You might want to end this mental exercise before you picture one of those veterans punching you in the nose.
Just remember that Jesus didn’t die on the cross for you to run from what is right. And war heroes didn’t die on the battlefield for you to cower away while this country is destroyed.
5. Standing up against that which is wrong invariably means that you will have to take on a lot of angry people. If you cannot do it with a sense of humor, you are less likely to prevail.
Without question, liberals are the angriest people in America these days. If you respond to them with anger, you will allow them to conceal this fact while playing upon stereotypes of conservatives that are no longer accurate. In addition, you will not be able to influence people in the middle.
Now, you know a little more about my simple philosophy of life. In my next column, I plan to answer Dr. Phil’s favorite question: “How?s that working for you?”
To be continued. …”
More irony is that he was engaged in a battle with the NC Governor over shutdown. And yet another with the NCUW over words in some tweets. The cancel culture mob was after him. He was going to retire August 1.
He subsequently wrote many many more parts of ‘Life and how we live it.’ I think it was up to 8 last December. Always apropos. RIP Mike Adams.
Now for a sense of what effect Mike had, here is an older clip of a Rush Limbaugh Show using one of his letters for a backdrop. Enjoy the truth and humor. (2013)
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Everyone has heard of the Tunnels To Towers organization, the group that helps fallen and wounded first responders or vets with their housing or mortgage expense.
Well, in their ads are quotes from some of the soldiers they are helping. One line always grabs at me every time I hear it: “where do you go when home isn’t home anymore?”
Those powerful words hit me like a ton of bricks and I have no answer to the question. That is a wider question, too. Where do you go when home isn’t home anymore?
I know the context there but that is a profound thought and question worth consideration.
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I will try to make this brief to the important point. There has been a lot of radical activity lately, what with protests, counter protests, antifa, rioting, doxxing, violence and the like. Most of it carries a pernicious theme. It is almost too much to take in at once.
However, we have some typical reactions to it, along with desensitizing ourselves to it all. We have mob behavior and then we have the reactions to it from Democrats. Enough has been said about Democrats sympathies toward Marxist radicals. They just can’t help themselves from aligning with radicals’ goals and agenda. You know birds of the feather.
But something else comes through, best exemplified in a recent comment from Judge Jeanine on her show. She was talking about all this and referred to the elected officials in Seattle saying “what are you stupid?” It would be easier if we could write all this off as Democrats’ stupidity in how they respond to lawless radical activity of the Left.
We can no longer afford to be that naïve to call them stupid. In many or most cases, they do know what they are doing. And often they have reasons for it . Those reasons are malicious in themselves. Democrats come out of the same radicalism that spawns these protests and riots. Civil disobedience is only a means. But it is way past “civil disobedience.” It is lawlessness.
Now contrast that all with what we see happening on a daily basis. Often the elected and Democrats appear to operate in concert with the thugs – or at least do things to encourage, enable or sympathize with them. This is not by accident.
See the problem is we want to attribute what officials do as being stupid. What if it isn’t? What if it all is intentional? Now that is the only way the whole thing makes sense. In other words, if they know exactly what they are doing. If so, then officials operate collaboratively. Why should we ignore the obvious or pretend otherwise? Because we don’t want to admit the real malicious intent behind what these elected officials are doing. But haven’t we seen enough to have our worst fears validated? I think we have.
Dan Bongino began posing such a question about the mayor of NYC, Bill De Blasio. (real name Warren Wilhelm Jr.) About all the stuff he is doing that harms NYC, he asked, what would someone do differently if they wanted to destroy the city? Nothing, he says. So they would do nothing differently if they intentionally wanted to destroy the city. Get it?
Everyone needs to ask themselves the question if he/she is one of those being naïve about motivations of these radicals? With radicals, it doesn’t matter much whether they are on the street or in government somewhere, same difference. They are serving the same ends.
It can be traced back to Obama politicizing government. So it doesn’t matter whether you are serving in it or outside protesting it. Both sides share the same aspirations. And that radical ideology (for lack of other word) is the same that drives the actions of both.
The real question then is why would we attribute ignorance or stupidity to leftists when they are quite aware of what they are doing, and the consequences of it? Seems pointless.
A current example: the husband and wife in St. Louis, Missouri who defended themselves by bearing arms outside their residence to a mob of protestors, threatening the homeowners on their own property. The prosecutor charged them for threatening “peaceful” protestors.
Judge Napolitano on Fox noted that both husband and wife are lawyers. He said maybe the Soros-funded prosecutor had not considered the charges she placed on them could affect their ability to practice law? But no, no! What if she knew and realized that? Additional harm to her targets? You see, it starts to make sense when you apply reasoning.
Why else would radicals do what they do but to cause intentional harm to their political opponents? It’s the only way it makes sense. Maybe wider damage is the whole purpose.
Another thing we must consider is that reform is antithetical to these radicals. Actually, the last thing they want is reform, in the end, if their real intent is to tear down the entire system. Reform is a much slower way to get to their goals. But they would even use reform (or abuse any reform process) to get their real goals, though that takes work.
In this way, it makes these people part of a larger insurrection hell bent on taking down our government and economic system to replace it with another, Marxist, socialistic system. Even socialism light is not enough for these people. Reform is way too moderate for them. They are more the hard-line Leftists, Marxists of the European flavor.
Fox news host Tucker Carlson was a target of Leftist attacks and boycotts in the past. His home was vandalized and attacked, repeatedly, and he and his family were threatened. So finally he moved his family and voila, NYT has a piece in the breach to publish (doxx) his new location. Notice how intentional it all is to cause as much harm and inflict as much pain as they can. Ignorance? Not a chance. The Only thing remaining is malicious intent.
So what if we mis-attribute ignorant, naive intentions to Dems they don’t have or deserve? Now who is being stupid if we do that? So is there something wrong with instinctive reactions that play down the malicious objectives of radicals’ actions? Yes, sure is.
And to fight them, we should understand their motives. But we miss that mark when we attribute stupidity, ignorance, or naivete to their motivations. Can we just accept it?
So why would we want to disarm ourselves?
The only obvious question left then is: ‘are we serial deniers?’
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One pf the most famous post-founding speeches, delivered on a battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, declared the world will not long remember “what we say here,” but it “can never forget what they did here.”
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” — Gettysburg Address, 1863.
Wait a minute there, are you telling me that was all a big lie and, at least until recently contested by Black Lives Mater anyway, is still a lie?
Again, I ask, I just wonder when and at what cause would the Left be proud of America? It’s a really simple question. What would it take, since they are not currently proud of America?
Price or cost of that anyone?
Lincoln went on to “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
A new birth of freedom? But Leftists have criticized even the motivation for our country. Why would they believe Lincoln? That’s just more
rhetoric propaganda to them.
How much different that speech would have been if it were a concession speech on a Confederate victory: “Sorry, boys, it was all in vain but I can assure you we tried.” But no, Lincoln referred to the birth of the country and this “new birth” – as a further consecration of that original dedication and purpose.
Now then, about this current state of our cultural affairs.
Oh, Lincoln waited for Black Lives Matter to come along to call him out by correcting it all. He knew they would. Of course Lincoln was wrong and just did not do it the right way. The poor soldiers who fought the war, then, were highly misguided of the entire purpose.
So what do we have some 150 years later? The BLM movement. It has attracted a crowd of attention. People have allied with it and their perception. Just call them “the minders”.
Now what I see on the streets is a whole lot of people who signed on to BLM and have made a choice for which there is no recovery. Without hesitation, they’ve all gone lockstep with something that many probably don’t even understand. Mob rule is not pretty. They would rather have that than even democracy.
They have lent themselves to a revolution to rip this country apart. And they are about to reap the fruits of it. On one hand, the BLM dismisses what was done in the Civil War, while calling forth their own counter-revolution to undo the first revolution. Without giving much thought to the consequences of their action. On the other hand, they misinterpret the original conception of the country.
But Lincoln should have clarified that, to anyone hearing or reading it, both the intent of this nation and the civil war itself. One would think.
“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.”
What he admitted there is that this was a test for the survival of that consecration. It was bloody. Now 150 years later, Leftists and the BLM are ripping away at it, asking if we can endure their mobocracy of disdain for it? Or will it too be cancelled in the end?
But then I think Lincoln knew something about the Cancel Culture.
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Some people might find this fascinating while others might think it is old news. Though I promise it is interesting how it all comes together in the present, in a unique way that might make more sense than what is happening daily in front of our faces .
It’s no secret I’ve been in religious battles from way back. I’m not writing a book here so I will be brief on details. I’m not lecturing anyone either. Those issues and battles may turn some people off. I hear that. But there is sort of the point: it does turn people off.
Allow me to explain about others like me who were engaged in those religious liberty issues by working all sides of the Constitution and our God-given rights with passion.
What is most interesting here is the opposition to our views — I mean the left or hard Left. They had a venom that defies description. All things were on the table. They used everything they could muster to try to knock down any Christian arguments or concepts.
They claimed to be big on freedom like that phrase “freedom from religion”. Within their perspective contained all the rights and freedoms they could find to oppose you. In fact they claimed to be real freedom zealots who just did not want anyone shoving Christianity, or its views, down their throats. Never take Leftists at their word.
So they were supposedly advocates for virtually any freedom, from thought to reason, to first and even acknowledging some second amendment rights. They were not against your freedom, but it had to be hospitable to their freedom and use of it. I won’t bore you.
The wider message was the more freedom the better. However, when it came to Christianity – since it is the only religion they were worried about — they were out to smear it any way possible. If they had to make things up, distort, lie, rip out of context; it didn’t matter what it took. They were out to destroy it as far as the public view anyway. There could be nothing left standing untouched, or unscathed. Scorched earth.
Now you should start to see where I am going with this. So any credible source or hero of Christianity was tarred and feathered. No credibility was to be left to them, whether it was a founder,a great Christian philosopher or writer. The Christian view was to be decimated in such a way no one would have any confidence, or very little. It was really meant to shake our faith. They didn’t want us to believe in it. Thus, question everything.
Sure they used lots of straw men. They fear-mongered about theocracy and projected that we were pushing it on everyone else. Of course it was the exact opposite; they were strategically pushing their hard-line theology on everyone else. It’s sneaky and deceitful.
They wanted nothing left but their view. Tear it all down. I say this because it was a perfect forerunner to what leftists are doing now. Remember: first they came for the Jews, but I didn’t care…. Then they came for the Christians, but I didn’t care. And a lot of people didn’t care about those arguments at the time. Who is going to care?
Liberals, as I called them, said they were all about enlightenment or exercising all liberties freely, but take your faith back into the prayer closet. It should be kept from the public square. Certainly people are familiar with those perspectives.
What I am saying is it was the exact same methodology used then as is applied to everything today. Oh, one would have thought they were the biggest zealots for liberty then. Some real Ayn Rand and Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine fans. Right!
Flash forward, now leftists are smearing everything and everyone in history. America just has bad roots. It is stained with blood, etc. Well, you can hear it all everywhere.
Everything is rotten in America. Thou shall have no pride in it. A pox on traditions, too.
But that was the same thing they did to Christians, especially strong ones. Leftists wanted to knock it down at least until no longer functionally influential. And preferably until you were beaten enough to stop fighting. So roll over and let them define, redefine everything in culture and America.
Now we see that was only a rehearsal for what they are doing on a larger scale today, It is the entire country they take issue with. There is no doubt about it. And they don’t want anything good to be left unscathed by their wrath for the country or its history.
In doing so, everything great and good about America is to be defamed or destroyed. No heroes or good history. Everything was bad since its inception. In fact, it was founded on lies and evil. Now you see the similarities, almost verbatim as if planned. But if you heard their rhetoric then, or 20 years ago, it feels like déjà vu mixed with voodoo now.
Destroy Christianity and its moral underpinnings, first. But if you cannot destroy it, then at least destroy people’s faith in it. Leave them no comfort.
Next, do the same thing to the entire fabric of the country. Create distortions, divisions and disagreements. Make everything seem questionable. Throw basic reason under the bus. Then destroy people’s confidence in it all and our foundation. After all, nothing can be salvaged or remain above the watermark. Only their useful bureaucracy.
Does it start to make sense, with all the statues being torn down? Every founder or notable person has tar on them. Every one. Bring out only the bad side of everything in America. This works on people how? Well, it tears down what you thought you held in high regard. Turns out that nothing can be held in esteem. All of it was a lie, or so their mantra goes.
Coincidence, I don’t think so. Now everything is so politicized, meaning nothing is left un-politicized., Well, because all is subservient to their radical ideology. And it is an anti-American, anti-Christian ideology. (commie is more like it)
Now they even get reinforcement aid from some left-wing Christians who are fully on board with this social justice war-gaming, which is only an extension of this ideology. (Liberation theology) Driven more by what it doesn’t like than what it likes because it respects almost nothing except power – political power to propel its evolution.
That is the shortest summary I’m able to give and still get the point across of the sinister nature to it. But I think knowing that makes a much clearer picture about what is taking place. Rather than just being blindsided as to what is going on or why.
The next time Democrats or the Left lectures us about “this is not who we are,” this past is who they still are. So remember we know exactly who they are – or what they are not.
[originally titled trial run on American culture but I’ll stick to trial on American culture]
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It clearly looks as though the well-heeled masses and elites are coalescing around the toxic movement of Black Lives Matter, and its ever-evolving agenda of stupidity.
The lesson here is that one can feed the mob, if one chooses, but one should realize he or she may inevitably be on the menu.
Sometimes it is not the poison that kills the rat but the fatal drink after that does it.
Apparently they are unaware of the eventual blowback to follow a radical movement of this kind, from the people. We cannot sustain America on a diet of this garbage for any time.
But completely naïve of this or any other consequences to getting in bed with a brood of vipers like the BLM, these captains of destiny put everything on the line to lend their name and support to a political movement that has no conscience. It takes no prisoners; only destroys its enemies.
At the risk of trying not to be one of its enemies, these well-heeled corporations and individual players seek to be on the woke side of events, and in whatever lies ahead for the movement. So they fund or lend their credibility, and some of their fortunes, to something that could well destroy them in the end. But who cares?
It reminds me of how the boycotts shook out way back. It seemed popular to cater to boycotters’ whims on one issue, for the time. However, they didn’t seem to get that when they were busy caving to demands, it was their own value and company reputation they were happily putting on the line. Whose skin in what game?
The point was who does that? What sane mindset risks what they personally built and earned by handing it off to young thugs who don’t give a damn about their hard work or its value? Seems stupid to cede control over it to the mob.
But never mind what it does to the real value of your company. Ah, but you momentarily thought you were improving the value of that company. That’s a laugh.
Don’t they realize they are just being used as pawns for the mob’s political agenda? (whatever that is) Thereby reducing the value of a company to the will of thugs and activists. Sound like a good idea?
Of course the correct and only alternative is not to cave in to the thugs in the first place. Consequences to that, you ask? Maybe so but which is better? At least then you retain your own control over it rather than giving it away on extortion schemes.
It’s not like these street thugs are paying anything for the use of your name or company – but only taking or borrowing on it. How does that enhance your interests?
So here they are, once again, doing the same thing. Now there are more of them creating a mob of their own. More well-heeled elites chipping into the coffers, or getting on their knees to apologize to the mob.
That is not any kind of existence I want to have. While they may think there is something noble about it or in it for them, it really is an empty vacuum that will suck the value out of you for having caved to the mob’s whims. It’s a one-way street. You won’t even get their respect from the mob for your generosity. They cannibalize you in a heartbeat and walk away, on to the next cause du jour on their agenda.
So my advice to these well-heeled marks and would-be dupes of destiny is do not allow the mob to weaponize you or your business for its political gain. You might think you are doing something good by getting behind a popular cause but are you? Don’t think that immunizes you from the wrath of the mob in the future. It won’t.
It’s a bit like a protection racket. The minute you don’t pay, suddenly you don’t have any windows or your cash register is busted. You don’t win with the mob, only they do. You will become yesterday’s bread no one wants. They will loot and burn down your business as easily as the corner store, figuratively and literally, for not complying with their demands.
So if you really value your reputation, credibility or business, then why turn it over to the mob? Why allow it to be weaponized or even used against you? Their cause may seem just but so is yours. And no insurance will cover that loss.
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What’s next, defunding police and then the fire departments? Abolishing common sense is on the docket. Laughing is no longer an option.
The Rolling Stones had a hit with Sympathy for the Devil but what we are witnessing here in live time is sympathy for the left. And it is just as bad.
As the song goes, please allow me to introduce them. First they are not all bad. What I’ve personally seen helps me understand that. What we think of the Left is all who get behind these radical ideas, creating the mob, though I don’t think that is entirely fair.
I’ve seen a lot of dumb when it comes to the Left. There are plenty in the movement who are not as whacky as AOC or as radical as the Weather Underground. They are dupes.
Here is the problem. I am trying to be careful about generalizing too far. Many people who support these radical Left are now regular people, I argue, who may be naïve and don’t know any better. However, these are people who want to go along with every new idea the Left spouts as the latest great cause of popular commotion. A feel good palooza.
It’s a simple idealism in their mind, like the Obama campaign, that they just want to believe in and belong to. They desperately want to be a part of it for whatever reasons. And belong they will, if it means being duped and used by these radicals.
Not all crazy ideas are good ones.
Now what we see with the latest defunding police idea is more than meets the eye, as nothing does happen in isolation. It is cutting cops and putting communists in charge.
Would all these duped Leftists endorse those goals? Probably not; but it is the latest feel good idea that makes no practical sense, which only requires one to believe in it and keep on believing. Then just chant the cute phrases. So in other words, it is a faith-based movement requiring your submission to the will of radical Marxists. Lockstep or lose.
Yes, the craziest really are running the asylum but they don’t do it alone. Remember that. Sympathy for Communists works its magic. Watching it can be almost as hypnotic.
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A lot of good news came out Friday and the unemployment did not hit the magical 20% all the analysts and media predicted, or privately hoped for.
In fact, 2.5 million jobs in May were added and the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3%. Not quite the harbinger of doom forecast. Well, now the panic on the Left starts.
On other fronts, NY Gov Cuomo continues to give daily updates on the state of pandemic in NY. He also uses the platform to delve into every new national event. The latest being the protests and riots that swept through NYC as the pandemic declined.
Interesting though how he sticks to his analogy. He has worn it out describing a valve and series of gauges as he, like some madman, is authoritatively posted at the controls. Despite repetition, he says he is loosening it as he watches the gauges. It may be boring but what you have to do, he says, while adding “if metrics change that [valve] will change.”
After stretching the analogy to the max, one thing in all his scenarios remains a constant that his hand is always on the valve. So the message seems to be his hand never comes off the valve. One wonders if someone has to pry it out of his cold dead hands?
Media will have to develop a new narrative because things are not fitting into their current one. Once again, as weather improved so did the COVID virus numbers.
But what does not seem to improve is Democrats’greedy hand on the control panel and economy. They are fatally attracted and addicted to power.
Funny how there has not been any protests or marches over the nursing home deaths Cuomo and others caused. Where are they? Where is that national discussion?
But we see how many memorials were organized over the killing of George Floyd. He seemed to vacuum up public attention. Police did not stick COVID into nursing homes.
No true come back would be complete without a look at what happened as these Leftists had their hands all over the control valves in the nation’s economy, or how they mishandled the crisis of the virus.
No, there will be some major event popping up that will prevent any critical insight into that. No time for the damage done, they are off to opine on the next crisis. And in an election year you know there will be one, if they have to create it themselves.
A pity we never really come back from unbridled abuse of power.
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The left has been goose-stepping down the road to being morally broke for decades. They told us fifteen years ago that was not so. But now you can see that is basically true.
Name the issue: abortion to gun control, healthcare, caustic Marxist policies, sanctuary cities, socialism, politicizing the justice department and intelligence and degenderization. They found a new morality of immorality, and hold enough institutional control and power to propel it with or without approval.
They would have you believe they are at war with hate when they incubate it as the high priests and priestesses of hate.
The scary part of this whole agenda is we thought people would never buy into the whole agenda and it could never succeed. But we cannot dismiss it out of hand anymore. So we are in a strange place between absurdity and reality as absurdity takes victory laps.
They have the pied power of socialism who is now the left’s most successful politician in decades. He mainstreamed it. All the craziness is at the top of the menu.
The latest thing on their list, they’ve been calling for over a year, is abolishing the police by defunding the police. Defunding is only the means. Disposable cops?
First, we laughed at their idiocy but now see it gaining steam. Here they are enacting it in Minneapolis after the biggest riots in decades. So much for a law and order in society approach. Pure anarchy seems to be bearing fruits. We can talk about the nonsense of it but they are deadly serious about actually doing it.
Though even the name is not really accurate. Defunding law and order is the real goal, along with abolishing that. No test studies are necessary – not that those would have any affect on them. Just do it.
A child would know the consequences of this agenda. Though consequences don’t matter. Because no one is ever going to be held responsible for those anyway — there never is.
There can be no doubt they want to defund law and order. Nothing happens in isolation. Couple defunding police with zero-bail policies and releasing criminals; and it all puts the criminals in control. Funding is the least of worries, but the effects are cataclysmic.
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