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.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

The Most Important Question In The World

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

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

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

It is that bad already.

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

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

What do we know?

The Democrats have no credibility at all.

Everything they do is lie.

They are at war with science and the environment.

They believe narrative replaces facts and proof.

They have vilified and demonized over half the country.

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

They are not loyal to what we know as America.

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

They want total control of government and institutions of communication.

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

They want divisions everywhere, even including a race war.

They have assembled an agenda of hate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

They are purging the military and targeting their political enemies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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.”

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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

2020 In The Rearview

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)

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Good vs. Evil

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.

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How Bad Is It For Dems? Backfire

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

Race Theory Meets Political Theory

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

Tomorrow’s Leaders

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

Seen This Movie Before, Lousy Ending

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.

Daily Mail:

‘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.

See: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8611143/Another-night-violence-Looting-breaks-Chicagos-Magnificent-Mile.html

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.

Daily Mail:

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

Keep On

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