Ode To Charlie Daniels

Here is sort of a tribute to Charlie Daniels by Charlie Daniels, in an interview with Pastor Allen Jackson. He did a bunch of interviews out there but I think this is one of his best.

So this is a smattering of Charlie.

“Never Look At The Empty Seats” by Charlie Daniels.

 

But there is an interesting thing. A few weeks before he passed, he wrote a piece on his Soap Box with a timely message on the state of things in our country. Here is a primer and the link. Check this one out. Now it seems even more pertinent.

Pick a Side

Posted on 06.26.2020 by Charlie Daniels

The time is swiftly coming in America when everybody who cares about having a future is going to have to pick a side.

When you get past the very thin patina of “peaceful” protest and look beyond the fallacy that violence and destruction brings about racial equality, you have to come to the conclusion that there is a radical fringe of people who would literally burn this country down, given the opportunity.

You’ll never hear it in the media, but if you’re willing to scratch the surface and dig a little bit, it will dawn on you that this is not a simple protest against the unjust killing of a black man, but a revolutionary street battle against America and everything we stand for and it IS funded and lead by socialist factions, and it’s not just in the US but in many democratic nations around the world.

In other words, an all-out socialist attack on our Republic.

I don’t remember a time in my 83 years when the cowardice, incompetence, indifference and downright impotence of governors, mayors and others responsible for the protection of citizens and their property have been more evident, disappointing and disgusting.

What’s going on in our nation is not a “Block Party” or a “Summer Of Love”…../
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At the time, I thought he had put it all in perfect terms. Time to pick a side.

Well, the country is going to miss you, Charlie. Heaven must have called you home because you wouldn’t have left it any other way. RIP

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Cancelled Then Or Now?

One pf the most famous post-founding speeches, delivered on a battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, declared the world will not long remember “what we say here,” but it “can never forget what they did here.”

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”Gettysburg Address, 1863.

Wait a minute there, are you telling me that was all a big lie and, at least until recently contested by Black Lives Mater anyway, is still a lie?

Again, I ask, I just wonder when and at what cause would the Left be proud of America? It’s a really simple question. What would it take, since they are not currently proud of America?

Price or cost of that anyone?

Lincoln went on to highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

A new birth of freedom? But Leftists have criticized even the motivation for our country. Why would they believe Lincoln? That’s just more rhetoric propaganda to them.

How much different that speech would have been if it were a concession speech on a Confederate victory: “Sorry, boys, it was all in vain but I can assure you we tried.” But no, Lincoln referred to the birth of the country and this “new birth” – as a further consecration of that original dedication and purpose.

Now then, about this current state of our cultural affairs
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Oh, Lincoln waited for Black Lives Matter to come along to call him out by correcting it all. He knew they would. Of course Lincoln was wrong and just did not do it the right way. The poor soldiers who fought the war, then, were highly misguided of the entire purpose.

So what do we have some 150 years later? The BLM movement. It has attracted a crowd of attention. People have allied with it and their perception. Just call them “the minders”.

Now what I see on the streets is a whole lot of people who signed on to BLM and have made a choice for which there is no recovery. Without hesitation, they’ve all gone lockstep with something that many probably don’t even understand. Mob rule is not pretty. They would rather have that than even democracy.

They have lent themselves to a revolution to rip this country apart. And they are about to reap the fruits of it. On one hand, the BLM dismisses what was done in the Civil War, while calling forth their own counter-revolution to undo the first revolution. Without giving much thought to the consequences of their action. On the other hand, they misinterpret the original conception of the country.

But Lincoln should have clarified that, to anyone hearing or reading it, both the intent of this nation and the civil war itself. One would think.

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.”

What he admitted there is that this was a test for the survival of that consecration. It was bloody. Now 150 years later, Leftists and the BLM are ripping away at it, asking if we can endure their mobocracy of disdain for it? Or will it too be cancelled in the end?

But then I think Lincoln knew something about the Cancel Culture.

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Stealing America

Wake uo America, people are trying to steal your country out from under your feet. It requires brutal warning. But I don’t know if we’re all getting the message?

So while you are sitting on your couch, planning your next barbecue or doing repairs around the house, these people are out on the streets physically doing their best to steal this country. Never mind what plans they have for it. They are holding parts of it hostage against your will, using radical means or any means necessary. If they cannot pry it from its mooring they will bring it down around you. Then probably blame you for it,too.

But they are already part way there.

I can honestly admit I am not a certified source or expert on the subjects. I don’t claim to be. But I have closely followed what the Left has been doing for about 25 years, seeing myself the lies, the parsing, the bullshit denials they traffic in.

This is an insurgency, a seditious movement hell bent on taking the country over. I know, alarmists have said that for years. Yada yada yada. Don’t underestimate it based on those repetitious cries over decades. Some of those alsrmists had good intentions, though somewhat premature. They were not pushing conspiracy theories.

Now is for real. The enemy has their teeth sunk in to such an extent that it is bound to leave extensive permanent damage. Of course that is not only me but plenty of people saying it. However, I understand people are jaded and rhetoric-weary.

I developed a bias, too. I see people who are not alarmed about it because they’ve seen some unrest before, like many politicians, and just think protests and chaos will run their course in time. Many feel it all fades off.

But I got news for them, this is not all fading away any time soon, maybe never. They’ve gotten this far and they aren’t going to let go now. They are entrenched and see foundation weakness or cracks – even if we choose not to see them.

Once again, I’ll provide a couple separate examples — old and present, both true.

A few years ago a career police officer in the greater Seattle area wrote a column. He was also a lifelong Christian and very active member in the same local church for years. He brought his family up there. But he felt change getting worse in the community.

The hatred against cops had gotten so bad, plus the church was standing up with radicals, that he had to make a tough decision. First he took his concerns to the church leaders. It fell on deaf ears. So he had no choice but to resign from committees and remove his family from the church. It was no longer safe for him or his family. It hurt deeply. Now what we see with hatred of cops is nothing new. It has only gotten worse.

The second is on the east cost, last week. A police department decided to have a small, local support rally for officers and the department in view of the stressful times in a pandemic. It could also build community ties while having this “back the blue” type event.

BLM heard and immediately organized a large rally putting out the word for a protest. So police didn’t want any trouble and decided to cancel their event. But BLM showed up anyway and were mad because the police cancelled their event. BLM’s leader gave a list of grievances including canceling for fear of violence. They were offended demanding an apology and wanted police to show support for Black Lives Matters. Then sent it to City Hall. They demanded a response and statement of agreement with BLM.

There is no choice except agreeing with BLM. They demand you support them. If you don’t, they will attack anyone to force that pledge of support. This is devious and dangerous. The message is no one is allowed to even voice support for police. (local or otherwise) You get attacked for supporting the community structure.

We know the locally elected leaders don’t help any. In fact, they often cave to BLM which encourages more hostage taking. It empowers them.

One more, if you need a third. A mainline evangelical church has already sent out a few newsletters vowing their unity, support and solidarity with the BLM movement – aka standing up for equality against systemic racism. A lot of buzz words there, no?

That brings it full circle. Years back with the cop near Seattle, people said that is the radical Northwest. Some suggested he move his family, as it was too politically radical. But I said it was not just there. Some didn’t believe that. What was normal there is now becoming common everywhere. It didn’t take long. Look which side the momentum is on.

I am still discouraged by a lack of public concern about it. People see it more as a passing fad that will eventually fade. (like the occupy movement did?) But old Leftists never fade away, they just regroup and come back another day.

Now I am wondering if people are finally getting it? Do they take it seriously? Are they prepared to choose which side they are on? Because we already see others throwing in with the radicals like BLM, even if they don’t know what they are doing.

Me, I cannot ever side with cultural Marxism or pledge to support that. I don’t believe it is a Godly or just cause either. Does anyone think supporting them could have any influence on them? At the same time many churches refuse to show support for pro-life, yet they jump on-board with BLM. So I think it is time to steel America before it is stolen.

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BLM Ties To Terrorism

Black Lives Matter fundraising handled by group with convicted terrorist on its board

by Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter |  Washington Examiner
June 25, 2020

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter names a convicted cop killer as one of her heroes, and the BLM national organization is fiscally sponsored through a leftist group whose board of directors includes a convicted terrorist.

Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization, has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Susan Rosenberg, a member of the board of directors for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the intake of donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who, among other things, was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison. …/

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/black-lives-matter-fundraising-handled-by-group-with-convicted-terrorist-on-its-board

BLM has ties to terrorism? I’m shocked. Good read and reminder.

What Will You Kneel To?

Well, after 4-5 years in the making, has it all come down to this kneeling thing? There sure is an obsession about it. I can’t resist stating but kneeling for all the wrong reasons.

It started with Colin Kaepernick, when we all watched the protest symbol of decades become taking a knee to the national anthem. It was poo-pooed as a real issue but then respected by some as a form of protest. And protest it was but against cops, America or most everything about it.

It made Kaepernick famous for all the wrong reasons. It pretty well outed him as the radical he was. And those socks didn’t help any.

So we went through this cosmic kabuki dance where we decided we didn’t need that celebrated for the political opinion that it is. Sure we could have respected his right to his own views and speech, but this was football and his job, not his own youtube video.

But then, like everything the left does, they have to keep on pushing it. Why is it just because he is in perpetual protest I should have to agree with him? I shouldn’t and that is the point. After all, I have my free speech too. That freedom becomes a problem.

That all seems to go upside down now.

Black Lives Matter came along and we knew what they were about. It was a radical outfit with views that did not represent all Americans. BLM chased people off the stage and screamed over people, interfering with their free speech for not repeating those words and endorsing BLM’s views. Even Bernie was targeted.

They claimed they were not a political group or party. They were called non-political. Now we know them for the highly political group they are. We argued, then, that they were a radical shill for Democrats. They denied it.

Since Kaepernick started off his protest by kneeling, what better thing to do than have everyone kneeling to BLM and a movement of radicals? Now of course, anyone who does not is shunned and branded a racist. How many people bowed down to Black Lives Matter? Do they know what they’re doing?

If you didn’t understand it before, everyone should now. It is a complete turn around. Company’s grovel at BLM’s feet sending them cash. For what we don’t even know? They can all pretend BLM has no political agenda. They can even pretend what this is about.

Where did BLM go to reform itself and change its radical ways? It didn’t, it didn’t have to. Seems everyone came to them. It’s now mainstream and everyone is cool with it. What changed was the people. They have accepted these political pariahs and misfits as the cats meow they are not. And everything is supposed to be perfectly fine with this picture?

Remember Tea Parties were shunned and branded extremists. The BLM who are extremists and radicals are mainstreamed. Welcome to Crazy Town. The population is growing fast but be quiet about your normal views or we’ll ask you to leave. Common sense will not be tolerated. Thinking for yourself is not allowed.

So they’ve made taking a knee normal and the proper thing to do. But it is also kneeling to an organization with Marxist roots and no allegiance to this country, or freedom.

It has an entirely anti-American agenda and political platform. It is a radical organization run by the same It doesn’t respect our process or accept our economic system. It wants to change all of it. Venezuela and Cuba are its models. They are hardliner Soviet-style Bolshevik revolutionaries in the style of Socialists, Maoists and communists. There is no room for freedom loving nationalists, in their view.

Take a knee to that, and them, I don’t think so.

Then again, in all of it kneeling for the wrong reasons. It isn’t even in protest anymore, It is kneeling in submission to a Marxist political movement. Since when do we do that? While we could be on our knees to God asking for help to oppose and resist this humanism plot.

First it was sit down and shut up, and now it is kneel down and submit.
Just curious what oath our elected officials swore to? And what do they kneel to?

Somewhere in the back of it all, Freedom Still Matters.

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Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Word Salad

The dingbat Mayor Jenny Durkan, on planet Seattle, had an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on June 11th. Here is how it went. My comments below.

Chris Cuomo: “How long do you think Seattle and those few blocks look like this?”

Mayor Jenny Durkan: “I don’t know. We could have the summer of love.”

Cuomo: “Tell that to the police who are supposed to be in that precinct though. But I understand your sentiment mayor. I wish you well. We’ll stay on this story. You’ll always have this platform to talk about it.” [yada yada, nothing to see here]

Durkan: “Hey Chris. The police will be policing in there. I want to be very clear on that. Our chief of police was in there assessing today. We take public safety very seriously. We met with businesses and residents today. We don’t have to sacrifice public safety for First Amendment rights. Both can exist and we’ll make sure that both exist in Seattle.”

 
Here’s how an interview with Jenny should have gone:

Now wait a minute there, Mayor Dingy. Summer of Love is one thing but you also said you take public safety very seriously and that cops would be policing. It was designed as a cop-free zone — or didn’t you read the pamphlet?

It was their whole purpose to keep cops out and you moved them out of the precinct.

Then you said public safety and First Amendment rights can co-exist happily together. So what part of the First Amendment gives anyone a right to seize and occupy property? I can’t find that in there. That is not a right at all. They are occupying part of your city.

As to public safety, there has been no public safety there from the beginning. And who oversees this public safety of yours? Who is accountable for it? How about a title?

You are 0 for 2. 

Now I have to ask you a tough question, Mayor Jenny,  but what oath did you swear to? Were occupied territories in it? Were antonymous zones in there, or did you just create and annex them out of thin air? Sort of like that First Amendment you’ve been referring to?

If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s not a Cadillac — or a block party.

But then a decent and professional reporter/jouralist of any kind would have asked the Mayor those questions. Wouldn’t they?

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Sickness In Seattle

Someone in Seattle has called the CHOP autonomous zone a peaceful occupation protest. Wait a minute. If there is any part of it that is an occupation, then it is not. When you are holding people or property against their legal will, can it still be called peaceful?

If a person goes into someone’s home and lays siege to it as a peaceful occupation — because he didn’t hurt someone in the process — does that make it right? Of course that is a siege, an illegitimate one. I suppose they can try to claim it is “peaceful.”

This is America for Pete’s sake.

But that is what the Left is doing. They are giving legitimacy to illegality. Oh sure, they could call it civil disobedience or whatever they want such as a protest. That doesn’t make it legal. So brand it a protest to give it all the legitimacy they need.

On the other hand, what is going on across the country is sedition. To call it anything else is just crackerjack. Not calling it that does not change what it is.

Then there were shootings in CHOP/CHAZ over the weekend. Details are sketchy because they refused to let cops in. One 19 year-old male was killed by a gunshot but it seems no investigation can be done. CHOP experts will investigate. Too bad for the victim.

By Monday, a statement comes from Council member Kshama Sawant calling the Seattle Seige a “peaceful Capitol Hill occupation.” There’s that inflammatory word, peaceful.

Here is what Attorney General Barr said:

“Protests and demonstrations are fine, but when they become mob violence we need to restore public order. We can’t be ruled by mobs, we have to be ruled by the legal process.”

“There’s obviously legitimate demonstrators out there raising concerns about police abuse. But, a lot of these demonstrations have been hijacked by, essentially, anarchistic groups and professional agitators who are really in it just for the violence and confrontation.”

But the minute legitimate protestors hijack or lay siege to property, it cannot legitimately be called peaceful. This all goes back to years of the occupy movement “protests.”.

Is occupation peaceful? By definition that is an oxymoron. Is lawlessness a protest?

Several things the Left are now experienced at are coups, sedition and occupations. But calling them other terms is laughable. Oh, and making lists of political demands.

 

Also the same council member suggested the shooting was a “right-wing attack.” Further, here is CHOP’s official statement about the “incident.” (only for referrence purposes)

Note: they are also calling for Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign. (emoticon that)
Voices of CHOP: “no organizations, protests, or revolutions are perfect ….”

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A New Thomas Paine

If you thought the American Revolution was so 1700’s, you would be wrong. We have an ongoing American Revolution happening right now. More and more people are finally realizing it, after spending years in denial. Social, civil, cultural all rolled into one.

As then, today’s Thomas Paine is a once little-known Tucker Carlson turned superstar. That is for being the one large megaphone speaking directly to and about what is going on.

But instead of being a hero he is attacked for his unbridled ability to tell the truth daily about the state of the revolution and stakes of it. Of course that only makes him a big target for Leftist thugs who care as much about free speech as Charman Mao.

Anyway, a real and active revolution it is today and it seems very few are willing to even try to stop it. But these are no freedom-loving revolutionaries waging it. In fact, sometimes you wonder what exactly they do stand for since it is not individual rights. It is more concerned with tearing down the social construct of civilization. Anything from bathrooms to police and border agents are in their cross hairs. And they seem to be getting their way.

I was floored to see Rasmussen say that 62% of people view Black Lives Matter favorably, or BLM. I knew that was not a good thing, if people think favorably about a Marxist revolutionary outfit that believes in stifling free speech.

When people in this country see a consensus of this kind forming, it should send chills up their back or light their hair on fire. But not here and not now. Sure, it’s all too cool.

The NYC Police Commissioner decides he is going to cut 600 non-uniformed, plain-clothes cops in NYC. Why would he do that? Well, to appease the radicals and the mayor.

I heard someone mocking our notion about defunding police saying how ridiculous we are. She said they don’t want to cut cops. I don’t know how we would abolish cops, she added? Well, how about one cop at a time? That’s how. It’s called attrition.

When you cut the funds or simply detour them elsewhere, then it forces cuts. And when cops leave or are forced out, you don’t replace them. The NY Comm. is giving them a big head start by whacking 600 off the top. Pretty soon you just don’t have the funds to adequately support police. But we are supposed to be dumb enough not to believe it?

This radicalism is also telegraphing a direct threat. They are telling us 5 months before election that if we should elect Donald Trump, again, look what is going to happen everywhere. So if you don’t yet see this as a revolution or threat, you should start to because it is not changing or going away.

Now here is another poll from Rasmussen. It finds that “40% see civil war as likely.” What if we were already engaged in civil war but have not yet realized it? What does it take? I mean they are doing their damndest to send us that message. We would be stupid not to get it. Seems like 40% of people have begun to accept that message.

And so far, Tucker Carlson is the only one calling it as it is.

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Sympathy for Communists

What’s next, defunding police and then the fire departments? Abolishing common sense is on the docket. Laughing is no longer an option.

The Rolling Stones had a hit with Sympathy for the Devil but what we are witnessing here in live time is sympathy for the left. And it is just as bad.

As the song goes, please allow me to introduce them. First they are not all bad. What I’ve personally seen helps me understand that. What we think of the Left is all who get behind these radical ideas, creating the mob, though I don’t think that is entirely fair.

I’ve seen a lot of dumb when it comes to the Left. There are plenty in the movement who are not as whacky as AOC or as radical as the Weather Underground. They are dupes.

Here is the problem. I am trying to be careful about generalizing too far. Many people who support these radical Left are now regular people, I argue, who may be naïve and don’t know any better. However, these are people who want to go along with every new idea the Left spouts as the latest great cause of popular commotion. A feel good palooza.

It’s a simple idealism in their mind, like the Obama campaign, that they just want to believe in and belong to. They desperately want to be a part of it for whatever reasons. And belong they will, if it means being duped and used by these radicals.

Not all crazy ideas are good ones.

Now what we see with the latest defunding police idea is more than meets the eye, as nothing does happen in isolation. It is cutting cops and putting communists in charge.

Would all these duped Leftists endorse those goals? Probably not; but it is the latest feel good idea that makes no practical sense, which only requires one to believe in it and keep on believing. Then just chant the cute phrases. So in other words, it is a faith-based movement requiring your submission to the will of radical Marxists. Lockstep or lose.

Yes, the craziest really are running the asylum but they don’t do it alone. Remember that. Sympathy for Communists works its magic. Watching it can be almost as hypnotic.

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Speculation Soars Deep

I am going into speculation mode hopefully to make a point. After all we’ve been through we are entitled and it is warranted. Here are a few examples.

Let me start with the biggest recent event, the killing of George Floyd and the massive protest riots we are seeing daily. They are organized in several cities. Possibly a little too well organized to swallow, I think. More is likely lurking beneath the surface.

Maybe the left had a plan in the works, on the shelf, for creating such a multi-city rioting scenario before the election? But they prematurely activated it by plugging George Floyd’s death into it. They could have been working on details a while. It does start to add up.

The spark of blacks was used to drive Biden over the nomination. The left sees the black vote as a central key to getting a Democrat elected but enthusiasm and numbers have been waning. They wondered what Democrats had done for them? Democrats needed something to rally them. Leftist activist groups have had experience at that. Planned?

And it is not a stretch to wonder if “peaceful” protestors are only cover for the other violence, riots and looting we see? It adds the element of force and urgency — even revolution. That seems rational. That would make many things fit better. Everyone sees the media coverage of peaceful protesting and cops are busy covering them.

Meanwhile, back in the shadows crews plot violent assaults and riots. People are flowed into the city under the guise of protesting. You could go further to suggest Antifa are the real organizers as BLM runs interference to create a diversion of legitimacy.

Another is NYC has gotten slammed by violent riots. The mayor is anti-cop or anti-law enforcement. People say De Blasio’s incompetency is ruining the city. Now what if that is really his whole purpose to destroy the city? Suddenly it doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

While these all may appear to be active speculations at first, they add a layer of common sense to otherwise chaotic events, if it were true.

But then the lamestream media actually does the same thing to viewers every day. Only they don’t call it speculation. Every day they add to their conspiracy theories. Press chips in. They even rolled it into an impeachment to work people into a ferver.

One could also think of it this way. The DNC with the aid of deep state fabricated a conspiracy, investigation and setups to take down a candidate and then a sitting president. It went on for years. We see validation. How far less complicated are these possibilities?

If what Democrats did in that were not bad enough, try this latest on for size. In the first hearing on it by Lindsey Graham with Rosenstein, one Democrat claimed the hearings were unnecessary and that Trump was only using this to try to get re-elected.

Imagine that? So they carried out this coup in the shadows for years but now accuse Trump of using it all for his reelection campaign. Scandal? Beat that!

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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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Freedom of Protest

In a country of 325 million people there are apparently so many people out there who don’t understand a basic fact. So here it is in a nutshell.

The first amendment does not grant anyone a right to destroy property.

One is a right and the other is a crime. Some conflate the two as one right. Freedom of speech and assembly does not equate to destroying property.

Many people rush to compare political sides to defend these protestors.

One big difference here between the right and left, though largely symbolic, is that a protest on the right is not followed by riots and looting. Usually they don’t leave mountains of garbage behind when it is over either.

On the left, those extra curricular rights seem to be generously included anymore.

Like most rights, they have an implied responsibility to the user. The protestors should be capable of having some self-control within their ranks. How come the right is expected to do that but the left is not?

Oh, instead they make up things about people being righteously angry and that violence is almost justified because of what they have experienced. And we’re supposed to accept that as just the way it is, unfortunately. The left turns protests into mere opportunities to lash out at the community or public where they hold them.

But then, like putting the icing on a cake, the media gives us a steady diet about “peaceful protests” – or mostly peaceful. But don’t keep count of the losers, those are the breaks..

Wouldn’t you think because people on the left have so many protests, at the drop of a hat, that they would be skilled at the process by now? Maybe they would know what is and what is not included under the rubric of protest. But no, things like burning police cars, looting and burning down buildings are just perks of a meaningful protest to them.

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The Race Is On

Democrats have a competition problem. When they can’t compete with their opponents, they resort to the their tried and true methods of shutting down their opponent however they can. Speech, lashing out at supporters, breaking kneecaps are all on the table.

On the other side to Democrat candidates, Bernie is over there running a public auction for the federal coffers. He’s agreed to give them whatever they want to ascend him and his ideology into office. After all, that is what it is about to Democrats.

Other candidates know they can’t compete with that. There is no limit to what Bernie can promise them. So what can other Democrats do? Nothing.

Besides that, Bernie has the Party split every way imaginable: young and old, rich and poor, class and profession, parents and children. And he has catered to his preference in each of those sides. It is class warfare multiplied by 10 x 100.

If you haven’t had the thrill of being called a “boomer” yet, just wait. They are at war with anything or anyone they see as standing in their way. Politics is personal to them.

And he has it figured out; so he is willing to promise the masses (anyone but the 1-5%) anything they want. Then he simply tells them the rich will pay for it all. Bernie doesn’t even know the total cost of all his giveaways, but he knows the rich will pay for it.

Take that to the socialist bank.

He can’t know because when you promise free college and free healthcare to illegals, they’ll come and keep coming in droves. It is ever-growing making it impossible to count real cost. So no one can know the cost in 2 years let alone in 5 years. Whatever we’re offering?

Other Democrats are just flailing in the wind compared to the Bern auction. Bernie is always paying the highest price for voters. Actually we are.

But Bernie also knew one other thing Dems should all know. The Democrats always flock toward the real leftist. It is hard to outrun someone from the right in the Democrat Party. They must think you are really a candidate of the Left to get behind you. They want proof on things like baby slaughtering, manna from Gov’t, open borders or pro-crime.

Sorry Pete Buttigieg, your resume is a bit blank. I mean we are pretty sure you are a staunch Marxist-progressive but we’d like to see more evidence not platitudes.

And the last thing these progressive Leftists want is to be told “no” or that can’t happen. That is punching one’s expiration date because one can never go far enough left for them. Further is what this is all about.

One practical example. Everyone seems outraged over Bernie’s Castro remarks but his China one is even worse. Bernie claimed China’s communist system has raised more people out of poverty than anything else in the world. He insinuated that is a good thing.

Well, if you must give up your personal political freedom for better economic circumstances that is a good trade off? Just as long as you support the power who bestows the economic blessings on you. But that rationalization sounds just like the Democrat Party. Forfeit your individual political freedom and vote to them, and they will take care of you. Plantation politics. So vote for your class, status, race, etc. not your individual preference. And as long as they all vote to support the Mao progressives, what’s the problem?

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Last Word Against Impeachment

The speech not given. A parting shot.

Madam Speaker, I rise at this time to voice my opposition to this impeachment sham.

Irony is all around this sham. It is a dark irony.

I find great irony in the fact that the same body with the power to declare war was also given the power to impeach a sitting president, among its other solemn duties.

What if they use all those other powers designated to Congress the same way they are using this power to impeach? Rush to impeach. Fundraisers, storm the gates of the capitol. Impeachment rallies. “Impeach the MF-er!” What if the same hyper-partisanship was used in a rabid rush to war? Even for Democrats, this a new low.

Future voters, preserve our democracy, voting for children and posterity are their talking points. Nothing is further from the truth.

Do they tell their children in future generations that this was the day they stood up to overturn the election of the people? This was the day they had to act to subvert the will of the people. “We had to act.” This was the day the results of an election no longer mattered.

This was the opening salvo in the war on democracy.

You hear the same old tired Democrat platitudes “what is he hiding?”…”what is he afraid of?” Now it is time to ask them the same questions.

What are they afraid of…. what are they hiding? They are trying to hide this charade of a coup they’ve orchestrated and been engaged in since even before this president took his oath of office and assumed the office.

What they are afraid of is the will of the people. They keep on polling with the same results. Now they’ve just decided to go to war with democracy.

They are afraid the same president will be reelected again in 2020. This is only a partisan political hit job, like all the rest of their long drawn out plot, to either unseat the president or prevent him from getting reelected. So they’ve gone to war against democracy, again.

I find it ironic too that the organization founded in the aftermath of President Clinton’s impeachment screaming to “Move On” is the same group now organizing rallies lobbying the left to impeach this president. Isn’t that rich?

So Move On runs to the street organizing rallies with chants of “no one is above the law. The president is not above the law.” But what law; what law are they talking about?

Protecting democracy? They strategized this moment since the last presidential election to subvert democracy. Less than one year before the next election, they must take it out of the hands of the people to let them know Congress not the people will pick the president.

“We must act,” they say. They must act to prevent the president from using his power and getting reelected in 2020. They’ve moved up the date of the election to now.

And they trying to shroud this act of democratic defiance in an excuse that they are doing this for the people, to “protect democracy.” That they are doing it for national security? The only threat to our national security is this attempt to subvert the will of the people.

We all watched for years in the UK as countless lawmakers tried to tell people their votes didn’t matter. They do the same thing here.

But ask yourself, what are Democrats afraid of? What are they trying to hide? The answer is simple, they are afraid of we the people, us. They are hiding their entire anti-democratic agenda against the American people. They are hiding their coup and its fruition.

In fact, everything they have done is a part of the cover up for what Obama and our government did to interfere in the last election. Sure, they failed to prevent Trump from winning but they aren’t done. That cover up for what they did continues.

It is not about what did they know and when did they know it? They have known it all along. They were complicit in the biggest attack on our democracy in history, a bloodless coup. When? They started it from before he was even elected. They were so deep in it by election that even if they wanted to, they could not have stopped. It is a war against democracy. They planted the seeds, fertilized it, then weeded out anything that stood in their way of reaping the rewards of overthrowing the president. (by any means)

Hyper-politics and policy disagreements should not be the cause for impeachment.

But like its power to declare war, once used you cannot put that Genie back in the bottle. You can shout “we didn’t come here to impeach” from the roof of the Capitol. It doesn’t matter. You invoked it while feigning some Churchillian passion as you attempt to overturn an election. This is not what democracy looks like!

Democrats worry about foreign influence in elections. Say hello to your friend, Ukraine.

And so the Forgotten Man limps on still… in an all too real metaphor.

 

I yield back….

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Ghosts, Ghouls And Government

Ghosts, Ghouls And Everything Scary

Is it Halloween yet, when all the ghosts and goblins come out to scare us and tickle our fears? No. It is starting to look and feel like it though.

Trying to keep up with news, I learned something this week that did surprise me. I am a little embarrassed not to know we had four branches in our government. They are the Legislative, Executive, Judicial and the Whistle Blower Branch. Times change.

I do not yet know exactly what this Whistle Blower Branch does but I can see it has enormous powers – granted to it, or however it gets them. It seems like it could even trump all the other branches. I assume it was created by the Legislative branch though it has taken on a sovereignty of its own.

This is a murky area, what with definitions and powers constantly changing, so I want to understand as much as I can about it. That is not easy easy when they seem to rewrite rules and law on the fly the way Congress does. Or they just make it up to suite them.

I do know one thing, expect to hear more from this branch of government in the next year, say, before the election. It seems to have a lot to say about things.

On CNN, I heard David Gergen, who is the elf-anointed expert on Nixon, say what he thought should be done with whistle blowers. He thinks they should be put in the witness protection program and when testifying, they should do so only from behind a curtain in secret closed-door session.

We must take the utmost care and responsibility to protect them. (naturally reminding me of the old mob bosses) So they need protections from the government they are supposedly blowing the whistle on? And we know how scary that government really is and the mob tactics they use. Are there a few insinuations here that seem slightly disturbing?

Well, mainstream media has been comparing the Trump administration to the Mafia a lot recently. They might be a little late to that party. I was drawing direct parallels between the mob and Obama’s administration for eight years to deaf ears. All that was considered conspiracy stuff.

But now they have an actual mob boss in the White House, according to media, and everyone seems so hyper-concerned about it. Yes, it sends chills down my spine just thinking of Trump controlling the White House. Shutter the thought. I knew it would come to this haunting place as soon as Donald Corleone was elected president. It was a given.

Now we need this Whistle Blower branch, which I was completely unaware of, more than we ever needed it, so we can find out what the mobsters are doing and rat them out. Get the goods on them.

About those protections.

So David Gergen floats the protection idea with the super-secret model. That would certainly add even more to the drama in Congress right now. You know, the Whistle Blower as the ultimate hero, able to swoop in and out to catch the dirty guys red handed to protect the public from the unscrupulous…. big bad federal government. And, again, in secrecy, to swoop back out to private life. All the while protected by G-men.

Whew hoo, the left never saw that much danger from the federal government before. But then we never had someone like Donald Corleone to fear in the White House before. (Clintons and Obama didn’t trip their trigger but Trump is the prototype of a mobster)

They found a statute from 1778 that was the first whistle blower statute. which says anyone who knows about any government malfeasance must come forward to report it. Well that would be interesting to see today.

With all the protections possible that Gergen talks about, it presents a new scenario to consider. Congress has taken this whistle blower over a presidential phone call with Ukraine to a new level. They started an impeachment process right away, defining it as a smoking gun. We are at the intersection and the Impeachment light is green.

Theatrics and Drama

Two things you can always count on from Congress are theatrics and drama, especially when the subject matter involves any other branch of government but their own. Just once, I would like to see them on truth serum, or like at an AA meeting, where they have to admit what they have done to get a fix for their power addiction, in open session to the public. Oh, that would be ripe for drama.

So with all this emphasis on the Whistle Blower – and his/her protections – it is now conceivable how a whistle blower can potentially take down a sitting president or even the government. And do it from behind the viel of a curtain, under witness protection, in a secret session. And on second-hand information too. Under oath adds legitimacy.

A whistle blower has a lot of power then. Is it responsible to give them all that power? You know, individuals, like members of congress, can operate with their own motives and agenda. But what are the people supposed to think of such an arrangement?

For years I have wondered where any whistle blowers were under Obama. We didn’t have them. Where were they under Hillary in the State Department? What about in the Justice Department Obama politicized?

Out of that severe vacuum now comes a whistle blower, apparently a CIA employee, to come out and finally must blow the whistle over a phone call Trump had to Ukraine. Seems to me there is a whole lot more going on with this Whistle Blower than a phone call. And a lot more he/she is worried about.

Have we come this far that we can have a whistle blower step in to prevent an investigation? Is that what whistle blowers are supposed to do? So by blowing the whistle they can participate in the massive Deep State cover up that has been going on for years.

Of course that means that we do have this fourth branch of government. The whistle blowers can then collaborate as well with media and congress. Can they shape our policies, government or its actions, even from outside of it, while hiding under anonymity as a Whistle Blower?

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Perception Is Reality

We are now in the preception is reality phase. We used to be in a perception vs reality stage that depended on some sane people who did not adopt phony perception arguments.

We seem to have moved past that and past all those sane voices.

Those voices are merely drowned out by the masses. All Leftinistas ever needed was enough people to push hard enough to convince people their perception is reality.

Well, we are now at that intersection where there are no red lights, no stop signs, no caution signs. Listen and those voices will tell you where you are and what to feel.

So it means for a lot of people, our world and conditions are whatever leftist radicals say.

Yet I keep hearing about the importance of the “integrity of our elections.” Pelosi prattles on about saving, preserving, protecting, upholding and the rule of law. Gasp.

While claiming to be “saving democracy,” they are actively destroying it – claiming to protect it they are intent on killing it.

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Baltimore Sunblock: no thanks

After a cleanup effort spawned by many volunteers taking tons of trash from Baltimore, the Sun editorial board says thanks but no thanks, we got this race thing. (in their way)

What do you get for gestures of goodwill and your efforts? You get the finger from elitists trying to prop up status quo politicians of Baltimore’s inner city.

And pols like Cummings would rather use any publicity for fundraising opportunities to get re-elected. They would rather channel any dialogue to play politics as usual. The lamestream media, Baltimore Sun will chip in to give them kudos for their legacy failures.

“We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?”

Baltimore Sun

It made for good photos, compelling videos and catchy Twitter hashtags. A group of conservatives rolled their pickup trucks into one of West Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods Monday for a cleanup day. Loaded down with trash bags and shovels, they cleared alleyways of old tires, food containers, paper and other debris. They pulled up weeds and cut away overgrown grass. The group posted before and after pictures on social media showing their progress.

The effort was organized by pro-Trump activist Scott Presler. He claimed the event was not political. Yes, he was inspired to come by tweets from President Donald Trump describing the area, represented by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, as a “rodent infested mess.” But the visit wasn’t about showing support or animosity for either man, he said…./

More at https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0808-conservatives-clean-west-baltimore-20190806-hmc2gndnhfhodch4yxromipgnq-story.html

And then, to finish it off, they throw in the usual condescending leftist lecture in the face of your goodwill.

We also hope Mr. Presler keeps his promise to return to Baltimore once a month. It would definitely give his motives more credibility. It might also give him better perspective about the city’s problems than any single visit can provide. Maybe it could even lead him and his followers to advocate for federal housing, health care, transportation, education, criminal justice, civil rights and anti-poverty policies aimed at urban communities.

This is akin to someone washing your car for you, and you run over to say, “you missed a spot!” Then tell them “and you better show up every weekend now.”

But they failed, too, to point out the difference of what the left does vs. what the right does. We see it all the time. Instead of a cleanup effort, Leftists hold rallies to shout epithets at the president or his supporters, or against law enforcement.

They leave trails of trash from their “marches” — you know those posed protests, but are really choreographed fundraisers for Democrats and media consumption.

That’s what we get from the left, all politics all the time. Power and control is all they care about. Your neighborhoods’ woes are only their means to further their political ends.

And if a person is only showing his animosity for Cummings by cleaning up an area in his district, then what am I missing? That’s some heavy animosity.

Baltimore, Elijah Cummings vs Trump

Let me get this straight, the city leaders of Baltimore have come together to rally (support) against President Trump’s criticism. So the leaders cannot find a way to fix Baltimore’s problems and conditions but instead focus on the real enemy, Trump?

But why is Trump the enemy and problem here? And the problems have nothing to do with race, unless you are saying only white people or Trump supporters care about the problems in Baltimore. But that is a horrible thing to say. And that would be insulting and offensive to say blacks or others don’t see or care about the problems with Baltimore.

So let’s unite to defend Baltimore from the president’s tweets. Those big bad Tweets. I don’t know exactly what “we’re going to continue to push forward” means. Maybe they should worry more about Baltimore than Trump.

But the Baltimore Sun is almost as bad. It declared itself the defense for Elijah Cummings. In one editorial deluge, clearly to defend Cummings, they ended the deflection and defense by choosing the rats: “Better to have some vermin living your neighborhood than to be one.” So beside actually calling Trump a rat/rodent, they make a deliberate decision to choose rodents in Baltimore.

Also in the dripping editorial venom, they spun the blame for problems in their city on Trump. Yet Elijah lives in and represents the hood. I guess that makes him immune to responsibility — in the standard Baltimoronic way.

Here is a partial quote:

“Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”

They will not sink to name-calling but then call Trump a rodent. Now they can rally against Trump as the enemy. Meanwhile, President Trump has channeled “$16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants.” But then call him a rat. That works!

Sorry, they don’t get to blame Trump for the problems in Baltimore too. Though Cummings and his fellow Dems do nothing to fix the crisis on the border. But organize a rally against Trump, they can do that.

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Democrats’ yellow brick road to tyranny

My suggestion to Democrats would be come back to reality. But I don’t expect that happening anytime soon. They’ve taken decades getting here.

I do wonder though why every day they are just out to prove that is not possible? It is not bad alone to have the Democrat party, but as a collective it is evil in what they do.

Sadly, you cannot attribute the same characteristics of a person to a party. That would be a mistake. But that is exactly what many on the Left try to do to Republicans. You know how they constantly refer to the party, how Republicans should do this or stop doing that, as if they were appealing to a single person. It is one way they shame Republicans for being out of step with the party.

Well, on the left, party is all they have as a collective. It’s where the power resides. Because individual persons are powerless and/or insignificant. Individuals only have relevant meaning and power within the Democrat party. They really don’t make any bones about that. It is their driving purpose to give power to the voiceless and powerless. And they believe in keeping those people voiceless and powerless without the party.

So, that said, how is it they have those like AOC and Omar doing what they do and no one challenges them? We seem to be struck by the phenomena but it fits entirely with the party. They have taken over the reins of the party apparatus. You can argue about that but it is true. They proved the significant flaw with the party. Someone can rise through leftist tripe and ascend to the head of the party — even without election. It has been proven, first with Bernie and now with the Squad. In fact that was the objective of the Social Democrats’ “Justice Democrats”. Takeover is their objective.

You don’t see the same thing with the Republican party. Oh the Democrats project that theory on Republicans. It is not a reality though, someone doesn’t just hijack the party. They say “but Trump…” No, it’s not the same. If I have to explain it there is a problem.

But it is a simple process on the left. All one has to do is present ideas and incentives to entice people to support him/her. Offer them college tuition, reparations, money or benefits, rights, or power over others for their support. Bernie did not invent the formula though he was only perfecting it to fit his objective. Now he boasts about it.

I saw an interview with Pennsylvania voters that illustrates the hypocrisy of the left. The Democrats were enraged by Trump. They said why doesn’t the party rein him in, he is out of control? They said he needed to be stopped and of course they blamed the Republicans for not standing up. Nazi comparisons came in and they branded him a racist.

But then when the same Democrats were asked about what they thought of AOC and the squad, with their statements and animosity against America, they all agreed AOC’s Squad were a good thing. Two of the four expressed they were refreshing and just what Democrats needed. One black woman said she wants them to shake things up. She said it was what Dems needed. See the difference?

They love Democrats acting that way, but Donald Trump is a racist who needs to be controlled. And they did not have any idea they were contradicting themselves. Nope. They wanted more radical talk on the left while condemning language on the right. In fact, Dems want to impeach Trump for his words.

But as soon as Trump focused on the substance of their radical talk, they were enraged and claimed it has to stop. You see what is going on there. We all do. The truth becomes their number one enemy. And Trump represents the truth in the most dangerous form to them — a threat to their radical existence.

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