New Rules Of The Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Context complete.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

It’s Mourning In America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is like winning the battle and losing the war.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

And The Survey Says

Forget Royals’ approval numbers on whether you believe Meghan and Harry or not. A few important polls did come out last week that do matter.

Rasmussen reported that “Nearly Two-Thirds Oppose Higher Taxes” (64%); and “Taxes: Most Americans Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share.”(51%)

Those devilish  Americans say they pay more than their fair share. Well, it seems Democrats have a little communication problem over their sock-it–to Americans plans.

On another note, “75% Support Voter ID Laws.” Obviously, 75% of people do not think voter ID is voter suppression, or a fatal threat to democracy.

And guess what, Americans? “73% of Voters Concerned About Border Crisis, Majority Oppose Amnesty.” I doubt they consider it just “a challenge” to accommodate endless flows of illegals, or a semantics problem. And 73% of American voters are not racists for objecting to open borders and wanting secure borders. Looks like Democrats hit a wall.

Those spunky Americans and their opinions! You tell them they’re wrong.

With Americans like these, who needs the Royals anyway?

 

Broaden The Scope

Is it time to look at things more broadly? If all the emphasis has been on the never let a crisis go to waste, maybe it is time to examine the other side. I mean we have seen what they do with crises, created or not, imagine what they do when things are good?

If they can take advantage of crises, how much more can they extort good economic times? We are about to find out. It might surprise some that their extortion is a two-lane highway.

I don’t know how to prevent that from happening but it is a concern. The Socialists and Marxists will use anything to political and socioeconomic benefit they can, not only crises. For instance, we had the largest growth in the energy sector to become energy independent and what are they doing with that?

The Left cannot have that or allow us to be in that position. You would think that fact would make everyone happy but it doesn’t satisfy the Social Left. They hate it. They want to create problems so they can extort them, at least that has been their pattern.

But don’t underestimate how they can extort good circumstances as well. The Bible says beware of those who call good evil and evil good.  Maybe that is why they revert to their number one issue, race hustling. Or the inane ability to take something that is not a problem and make it the central theme or problem. Then manipulate it for maximum gain. Haven’t we been manipulated long enough?

Here is an observation. We’ve seen a great resilience in the economy. We were in boom before it but even despite the damage the pandemic and lock-downs have done. Sort of tells you what they can get away with, no? That message resonates with the Left.

My simple opinion is: Marxists think the economy is so thriving and times are so good – we are not in a world war nor in economic collapse .—that they believe they can do almost anything to it without consequence. In other words, now is the time to throw anything they at the wall. (they have been plotting for decades) 

So the good in the economy becomes the excuse for all their pipe dreams, despite the doom and gloom that they forecast. Now is the “opportunity” for their wackiest ideas, largely because they believe they can get away with them. Like we saw their craziest ideas in the campaign, now they can extend that in perpetuity because they can.

Here is my analogy for pandemic fever over the last year. They stole something valuable from you. (Call it whatever) Then they extort the theft over you and want to sell it back to you. “Remember how valuable it was?”[he he] So their solution to the whole problem is to write a check on your bank account, against your will, to pay for all their fantasies. But in the end, surprise, you still don’t get back what they took from you. Then you will be charged for whatever they gave to you, in lieu of what they stole from you.

These are not politicians but con artists.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

People’s Pipeline

When Biden says jobs….
the interpretation is Jo BS

Hey Joe, how many Jobs did you kill today?
Day six …

They should have named the Keystone XL Pipeline the People’s Pipeline because it was the pipeline to our future. It was an economic, community win. Who’s looking out for them?

Immediate job loss from day one.

So by rail it will be transported. And who is a big investor in rail? Soros, cha-ching.

Dangerous?

And Biden’s administration is looking at FEMA’s budget and wants to re-purpose up to 10 billion for Climate projects. America, are you listening?

Revision Agenda Races Forward

In only a week since the events at the capitol, the left has rolled out its strategy of revision buried in all the reactions of faux outrage and sympathy. I say faux because it is more(or less) than genuine outrage of events.

“My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!” — America

The outrage is severe; the reactions are fierce and even worse. The left’s Wokeism has responded in force. Cleansing talk is mainstreamed and silencing agendas already begun. Democrats managed to hang it on Trump and his supporters — not just those culpable.

It is the broadest blame possible, an entire political party and its members.

But imagine if there was that same reaction to the violence we saw all last year? It didn’t work that way. Actually, they are using these events last week to revise and bury all the Left’s violence and riot platform from last year. The season of revision is upon us.

Remember too that while that rioting and violence was going on through 2020, the numbers identifying with BLM and the left were going up. Corporate endorsements rose faster than corn in the summer. Money flooded into their coffers. In fact they had so much of it they didn’t know where to spend it. Virtue signaling, with their cause, was in vogue

Also they established funds for the rioters, looters, and lawbreakers. At the same time they pushed an abolish the police agenda. It took the form of defunding cops. (which they would later deny) We were all put on notice to agree with the protestors and what they were doing or else. Many did.

And of course it was all used in their political agenda to feed the Democrat machine for 2020 elections. That is the point of everything to Democrats, politics. (not safety, security, jobs, even a pandemic) “Never let a crisis go to waste.” They also used COVID lucratively for political gain. Deaths were only ammunition and political fodder.

In all that, their Wokeism played a huge part. Can’t shut that down.

Wokeism is really another form of radicalization. It is not a complete ideology, yet, though they are probably working on that. It is part of the Left and that ideology. But it is rising. It is merely another tool by which they carry out their leftist ideology en masse.

Meanwhile, they sprinkled rhetoric about unity and division. No one really challenged that. We all knew it wasn’t true, Division was the real mission.

When Biden and allies talk about unity or healing the country, what do they mean? Their idea of unity is having no opposition. Healing means conformity.

You do not have to subscribe to Democrats’ ideology, just to their political agenda. And that is the spot much of America is finding itself in the first month of 2021. They are grasping at that and going along at a fast pace.

Thus, by doing their part to conform to the Democrat/Left political agenda, they are virtue signaling to the left. It is actually conceding or submission. Either will do for the Left. And it keeps that radicalized system from turning on them. So it buys protection from the mob.

How else can you get exemption from the radicalized mob? Well there is only one way, conformity with their political agenda. It isn’t really designed to include dissent. But the goal is no opposition. That’s the state of healing.

Through the latest reactions from corporations to golf tournaments, what did we learn? This is the new McCarthyism. Blacklisting is fashionable now. Younger people may not be as familiar with the concept, but they are learning how to employ it at record speed. They got the business sector to buy in to it: big banks, conglomerates, social media, even corporate journalism and media offer to help enforce or police it.

This is One Party rule, cancel culture reigns the supreme means, institutionalized.
Any objections? I didn’t think so…. now next order of business.

All of their latest antics only used to overshadow and bury what the left has been doing in 2020, or how we got to this point. The race is on.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Que Sera, Sera: what Biden will be will be

I’ve already decided, in the first week of January, that this is going to be the year of the backlash. And I don’t mean against the right or against Trump.

Trump’s own legacy stands just fine. The conservative base stands just fine. The Democrat Left has some accounting to do – or some accountability to reap.

We may have a running narrative in the media about Trump but the real backlash is coming against the Left. For what? Well, how about everything? Biden spoke to some Republicans post election and told them ‘I guess I’m the dog that caught the car.’

The guy who could not campaign or speak half the time, let alone articulate a real agenda. He was the perennial critic of the COVID response. He was the character critic of Trump. But that boomerang is coming right back to hit him in the forehead. He got the car.

He dodged the court packing agenda, which the left clamors for. He dodged the question about shutting down frackiing and those big green-deal plans. He dodged his agenda.

Though he agreed with both. He promised a commission to provide Court reforms. A great way to keep himself from being accountable. He selected a former president of a union for his Labor Secretary. He promised a big spending bill forthwith. He vowed to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars pronto.

He said something I have not heard from a president before. When nominating his Labor Secretary, he said it is not enough that government protect unions but it must encourage, support, basically promote unions. Sound like boilerplate rhetoric? I don’t think so.

Biden said:

“Marty knows worker power means not just protecting the right to unionize, but en-cour-aging unionization and collective bargaining.”…”The government should en-cour-age the formation of unions. It also means protecting pensions, insuring worker safety, insuring workers are paid a minimum wage. /…making sure we have a trade policy where for every decision we make, unions are at the table, focused in winning good jobs for American workers….This is one of the most important departments to me.”

Marty said:

“Working people have been struggling for a long time under the erosion of their rights and the deep inequality of race, gender and class. For the last four years, they’ve been under assault — attacks on their rights, their livelihoods and the unions that built the middle class. We are facing hard times but nobody is tougher than the American worker.

And now, now we have the opportunity to put power back in the hands of working people all across this country. And that is a good thing for our economy and for the country. We can defend workers rights, we can strengthen collective bargaining, we can grow union membership.

We can create millions of good paying jobs with investments in infrastructure, clean energy and in high-tech manufacturing, along with the workforce training to help get those people into those good jobs. This team, the Biden-Harris team has the plans to make this happen.”

Harris says… “we will create millions of good paying union jobs.

Right to work anyone? How’s that for a super pro-union supporting agenda?
Mom and pop small businesses, meet your big pro-union government.

Joe also promised his Justice department would investigate incidents at the border — you heard about them for months — for any criminal activity. Who’s on that target list?

Bottom line: you can’t trust Biden. If he wanted to be a union organizer he should have been one. And the evolutionary backlash to Democrats will also be coming.

There are 3 major factions to the Democrat Party. The only unifying thing is their hatred of Trump. Without that, it is internal squabbles and infighting. Unions can’t help that any.

But let the backlash commence after January 20th. No honeymoon or vacation time.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Good Fellow Democrats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Biden’s Plan of Doom

Case in point, Joe Biden’s latest tweet:

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

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

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

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

The Enemy Within

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Great Reset: Radical Global Economic Transformation

Introducing the ‘Great Reset,’ world leaders’ radical plan to transform the economy

By Justin Haskins, Opinion Contributor — The Hill — 06/25/20

For decades, progressives have attempted to use climate change to justify liberal policy changes. But their latest attempt – a new proposal called the “Great Reset” – is the most ambitious and radical plan the world has seen in more than a generation.

At a virtual meeting earlier in June hosted by the World Economic Forum, some of the planet’s most powerful business leaders, government officials and activists announced a proposal to “reset” the global economy. Instead of traditional capitalism, the high-profile group said the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” wrote Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in an article published on WEF’s website. “In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

Schwab also said that “all aspects of our societies and economies” must be “revamped,” “from education to social contracts and working conditions.”

Joining Schwab at the WEF event was Prince Charles, one of the primary proponents of the Great Reset; …./

More: https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504499-introducing-the-great-reset-world-leaders-radical-plan-to

And may I just say that somewhere out there is is a giant middle finger to you from millions of people. Not that you really care!

Storybook Economy

I will not link directly to the article in Politico saying that Wall Street is getting absolutely giddy about a Biden presidency. Put some more lipstick on that pig.

We should have seen that one coming even if it makes no sense. (maybe cents was the correct term?) Political biases, especially these days, are very insidious and often void of common sense. But one like this cries out for simplicity.

So then, what they are actually saying is that Marxists and socialists (i.e. communists) can run the economy — and government — better and more efficiently.

Does anyone really believe that?

They have evidently found ways to rationalize how Biden would be good for them or their bottom lines. I don’t know exactly how but if one of them was to remove responsibility from the equation, it might be one way of seeing it optimistically. But if they are thinking Marxist control is going to be a great thing for them, the economy, or country, then it also puts them on the ideological opposite side of the people.

“Far from panicking at the prospect of a Biden win, Wall Street CEOs, traders and investment managers now mostly say they would be fine with a change in the White House that reduces the Trump noise, lowers the threat of further trade wars and ensures a continuation of the government spending they’ve seen in recent years. “

Now they can say that if Joe won it would mean the people support such Marxist or socialist ideas, but they would be wrong. Many in the Democrat Party over the last few years have been disgusted by this rush toward socialism. Some have pooh-poohed the Marxist criticique, I know. They are only deniers to where it all leads.

And the really sad thing about it is how fast it does take us into that socialism wormhole. Whoever thought that they would be running on an open plan of socialism in a national election? That would have seemed very brazen, even politically stupid, only a few short years ago. Not anymore.

It seems the street wants stability, despite whether it is a Marxist wave or not. But it would seem hard to rationalize that Marxism would be stability for the economy or markets. At what point then would they become queasy? It begs the question.

There’s a brand new talk but it’s not very clear“…

We are the goon squad
And we’re coming to town
Beep-beep

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Settled Science

What is and isn’t settled science? Let’s dispel a couple of these popular faux arguments.

The science debate.

Take the left’s view: that there is no real debate here; that science rules; that it should be the basis of all actions. So science literally rules

Now that translates to science should dictate all decisions. For instance, on COVID or climate change, or anything else for that matter. It is the definitive answer to problems.

The logical side: no one is denying that science exists and it is useful. (that’s the defensive posture) When making decisions on society, many of those are out of the arena of science. Leaders and officials are making decisions on lockdowns and mandates on travel, or on what you can do and buy. What food you eat or car you drive. Is that science?

To say, like Joe Biden, that science declares you should shut down the economy, which is not an area of science, removes decisions from those tasked to make them. Plus “science”- whatever all it includes – is not accountable for those decisions and their consequences.

And people are elected or appointed to make those decisions on all the necessary variables. If it were true that science dictates, then there is no purpose for government or those officials but to enforce a science edict. Simply have science dictate decisions.

One of the first rules on any topic where science is injected is to ask if it is actually part of science or how much of it is? That tells you a lot. Most of it is far outside its realm.

For instance, much of this societal, cultural stuff we are lectured about is not an exact area of science. But that is where leftist social engineers come in. So their social engineers – presumably all leftists – will interpret their science into our society and lives, or into the code we must live by. When anyone resists their code, they hold up the science card. (just like they play the race card) But we are not governed by a board of science.

And if officials are going to issue these edicts, then they better be able to explain them and be accountable for them, because science won’t be. So it is not just science making these decisions, let’s be clear. Don’t hide behind science as if it were unquestionable.

The objective, the left tells us, is and always should be to control the pandemic. Except that controlling the pandemic equates to controlling people. That theorem means simply, you control the people and you control the pandemic.

Often when they tell us science is settled, they really mean their interpretation of science is settled. And it usually is not all science. Unless you mean political science.

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.

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Changing Times

There is a whole series of things that don’t add up, or make sense, in the way they used to.

We are now told by Democrats that the schools are not safe for our children.
Further, they tell us parents should refuse to send them to protect them.

In a local exercise in one town, the kids created a mural. Part of the design process in developing it asked each child to name one thing they hoped for. A fourth-grader said safety and security. Another older kid explained he hoped for a safer community, so they would not be afraid to walk the streets and just feel secure. And those two kids happened to be black. See any themes there?

That security could take some policing. But look at the defunding-abolishing police plans. How does that help? Wait a minute, police do not make the community unsafe. Yet we need to do away with them. How will that make us more safe and secure?

In fact, if safety and security are on the minds of kids, let’s also take cops or security guards out of the schools. That should make kids feel better and safer.

Schools are too unsafe and risky. But joining thousands of unknown, random protestors in the streets is encouraged. Peaceful protest is lighting buildings on fire; going to church threatens the community. Rioting is exempt from rules — for the good of the country.

Splitting up people walking on a beach is necessary, while marching shoulder to shoulder in the streets with protestors is protected and sanctified.

It used to be people stood at attention for the national anthem. But kneeling is now protocol. The flag and anthem used to be a symbol of pride, honor and respect — not the object of disdain. The flag is triggering. Kneeling at the flag or anthem used to be a form of protest, but today that is the symbol of conformity. Standing at attention is now protest.

Demand the economy be shutdown and remain closed, then complain about the unemployment rate and economy. How’s that make any sense?

You cannot risk going out to vote… but get out there and protest.

Let’s not forget protecting vulnerable nursing homes by forcing COVID-19 into them. That protects thousands of lives. Then blame nursing homes who were forced to take them.

In other news, Beijing Biden is all about creating jobs by destroying them in mass. That is called a progressive economic plan.

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Malicious Intent Of Radicals

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.

Closing argument.

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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Enemy Within, Game On

Ilhan Omar Calls for the Dismantling of the US economy, political system.

William Davis | July o7, 2020  Daily Caller

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of the U.S. economy and political system Tuesday.

“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” Omar said. “We cannot stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”

Omar held an event Tuesday in her home state of Minnesota with members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus. Omar tweeted earlier Tuesday that the purpose of the event was to address “racism in policing” in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death..

Omar has joined calls from local Democratic leaders to defund the police after four Minneapolis police officers were fired and charged in connection to Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to get rid of the city’s police department in June.

More> https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/07/ilhan-omar-calls-for-the-dismantling-of-us-economy-political-system/

First it was abolish ICE, then it was abolish police, Then it was the economy, get rid of it. Okay, so let’s just dismantle the whole US system? So she is making it completely obvious, she is against our entire system.

Come here as a refugee from Somalia, and then proceed to tell us our entire system is oppressive — after becoming a US Congressperson — and needs to be torn down.

 

For your reading pleasure, here is what Trump said about her just 2 weeks ago:

Washington Examiner

“Ilhan Omar is going to be very much involved in a Biden government. They will put this hate-filled, America-bashing socialist front and center in deciding the fate of your family and deciding the fate of your country. I don’t think so.”

“She would like to make the government of our country just like the country from where she came. Somalia.”

“No government, no safety, no police. No nothing. Just anarchy. And now, she’s telling us how to run our country. No, thank you,” Trump said.

Oops, right again! Yet he was roundly attacked for what he said. Give me a break!

Come Back

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.

Right Ring | Bullright

Disconnected Reality

Some events are so big they cry out for context. Sometimes context is almost irrelevant. We like to crowd-source events with facts. Yet sometimes the events are just what they are; and collateral damage is just what it is.

Hodgepodge from the hood of my Dodge.

There are times I feel like I am only watching random events from the hood of my Dodge. Which is important, what I’m watching or where I’m watching it? I confess that sometimes it matters where I’m sitting. Though often you could sit anywhere.

Sometimes that doesn’t seem to matter at all – any seat is the same. It prompts the proverbial question: which is more important, what I see or my seat?

I say all that because of recent events. No one wants to see things in isolation or a vacuum. That’s why time and date stamps on photos matter. That’s why sequence or context can be important. And neither can history be ignored. I understand.

Take the COVID crisis for example. We began asking if the cure was worse than the disease? Many people came to the conclusion that the restrictions were far more hazardous than the national illness demanded. But that was after weeks of shutdown and self-isolation from the virus. You can still come to your own personal conclusion on that. You are welcome to consider all relevant information in doing so. And there is a lot of it.

President Trump makes a statement and the media goes nuts. So often the entire context makes a difference but they give that short shrift. On other things, they demand it be given some perverted context only they see and understand the significance of. Context is controversial to media.

Then a man is killed by a Minneapolis cop from a knee on his throat, in a video spread instantly that makes everyone gasp for air. The context too — like what did he do and what were all the other cops doing as he did it — matters. We all know and are appalled by it. The relevant facts indeed matter. So it prompts a national reaction and protests.

Major events can cause a reaction. Covid in nursing homes brought a reaction too, at least to anyone paying attention. Our collective stomachs are sickened, rightfully so. Did it matter whether by accident or that the governors forced COVID into them? Yes. Did it matter what he said after and the official reaction to it? You bet.

Did it also matter the reaction of people to the killing of George Floyd? Sure, it did. And there were immediate firings and a major investigation. Then they arrested the cop shortly after. Justice, it seemed, was on the heels of the cops. And everyone agreed it was horrible. What’s left to decide?

Flash forward, the protests start causing even more outrage as the riots and looting began. So which is worse the disease or the cure? Well it doesn’t take too much more time to come to another conclusion. Reality should matter, too.

What is happening, organized across the country, nationalized the killing of a black man. Everyone knows his name. It propels marches and an outpouring like no other. The “mad as hell” reaction rules.

Still there is the matter of rioting. By day they are just mild-mannered protestors, but by nightfall they turn into sinister, raging crowds of anarchists looting and torching buildings. Arson, as I recall, is not a form of protest.

For days on end it continued into wee hours of the morning with large crowds breaking windows and looting out stores, one by one. Each night a different neighborhood trashing and pillaging the cities as they went. Gangs of thugs ran the streets with bags of loot into cars shuttling them from one location to another. Police could hardly get a handle on it.

Did I neglect to mention that on the first night of rioting they burned a police precinct and descended on others? It all happened as we watched in outrage.

But meanwhile, the rioting, looting and burning continued undeterred, as if the protesting and marches were only a diversion for what was really going on…. organized chaos and destruction. Civil society was on the chopping block now and it was not faring too well. The National Guard was called.

The breaking and looting led to more organized breaking and looting in neighborhoods across America. The cause for it was only a distant memory. What mattered is what was happening now. Their anger and frenzy seemed romanticized by some in the media. The old saying came back as a ghost declaring, “the chickens have come home to roost.”

What is lost in it all? Start with the real victim, George Floyd. At a memorial service where Floyd’s brother painfully paid his respects at the scene where it happened, he asked the crowd “what are you doing?” Not in my name. It was not the first plea he made for protestors to stop the violence and looting.

That didn’t seem to matter as night fell when the violence and looting continued right on schedule. Almost as if it were two separate events, with two separate narratives, disconnected from each other on paths of their own.

But there are other victims, too. Lots of them. Businesses and property owners who had no say in it from the beginning. In fact, they had nothing at all to do with any of it. They are only disconnected victims of reality now. Collateral damage.

Even businesses are almost lost in the amount of damage being done. They are each but one store owner or business. They become lost in the totality by design. Who cares?

Never mind the context of those stores who had been shuttered for months taking it on the chin for a virus they had no control over and nothing at all to do with. They have become merely irrelevant collateral damage of the people disconnected from reality.

But reality is very real to them. Their lives and fortunes suffering from forces they have no say or control over. Who’s going to pay? Minneapolis seems such a long way away.

And in comes the merchants of grief , once again, telling them they must pay the fiddler. For what doesn’t matter. Damn reality!

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Lockdown Left: The Political Divide

If I had to pick only one story for the week it would be the Lockdown Left.

We all knew it was coming, the day when the economy and things would need to be reopened. Yet at every turn the Democrats seem to want to be stuck in a state of lockdown. Not much incentive or ambition is moving them. Why is that?

Some feel it is the power rush they’ve gotten off this COVID shutdown in the first place. And they are pretty formidable with taking advantage of a crisis for political gain, even if they drag out the economic effects into the election.

I have a new theory about it all. Have you noticed that when one of these major crises comes up, it always seems like it should be a no-brainer? The instinctive reaction is that at least we should all agree on this. But it doesn’t take more than days to see the left emerge to rain on any parade of consensus.

Take any problem you like. China is just a perfect example. You would think we can agree where Coronavirus came from and who is to blame. But no. We cannot talk about China.

How about spying on American citizens? You’d think that would be a hands down consensus. Nope. Turns out the Left likes government spying on citizens because it is legal. They just need the power to do it, never mind how they use it. The purpose for it doesn’t matter, especially if used on their political opponents.

You would think at least there is little partisan about the economy. Turns out almost everything can be politicized and weaponized in the economy. Who knew? Green vs. carbon burners. Workers vs owners of companies. Legal vs illegal workers.

Nurses and doctors can be celebrated as war heroes. But cops not so much. The NYC health commissioner said she doesn’t give a rat’s ass about cops having PPE’s for COVID.
Hospitals can be treated one way, nursing homes treated another. Mass transit workers had an alarming rate of infection and death, but don’t tell the public. Keep it quiet.

Do you think they are incapable of politicizing your healthcare or the healthcare system?

When government decides you are an essential worker, it is their way of saying they like you and what you do. You are “essential.” But if they don’t, look out. And they don’t seem to like barbers and beauticians. In California, they threaten to fine them and cut off their electric and water if they catch barbers working. No cheaters.

Have any major crisis and problem and it will only illustrate the political divide.That shouldn’t be but it tells you what you need to know about the left. They will be on any dissenting side of any good issue for the country. Terrorism, they side with terrorists. Dispute with a tyrannical power in the world; they side with tyranny.

If we want to stop the flood of illegal immigrants or countries from undermining our markets? The Left tells us to “stop being a bully.” That’s empirical talk.

Well, then there is always civil rights to bring us all together. No, selective rights and privileges for selected people. They decide who gets what. And their beloved sanctuary cities tell the federal government to go to hell with enforcing immigration laws.

Well, law and order still needs to be enforced, right? No, not really. Catch and release was a border enforcement problem. Now it seems the same applies to criminals. Arrest them and then turn them back onto the street so they can re-offend and re-victimize people.

See how politics enters the fray on every major thing? A country running on a serious ideological bent is not a very healthy country. But one that can carry out a coup when some people don’t like whom the voters elected is not a very healthy country either.

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