Coming Attractions: Port-Amerika

For anyone listening: I am only a messenger, one voice, and I control nothing or no one. But there is one interesting message I have to pass along now.

Please put it in context that the Left has been at this for months, for years, and their rhetoric is always high. That in mind, this comes from collective Marxist organizers.

I don’t know that they can crank tensions up any higher but that is their idea.

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REMEMBER:

#September1st is the first day of
#SuperStrikeSeptember:

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Largest organized #GeneralStrike in modern US history

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Begins the same day as the nationwide #MarchForJustice for #BreonnaTaylor

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Every city will implement the #PortlandPrototype protest model

 

(BPD)–On September 1st, 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement, in #solidarity with the US #LaborMovement, shall make history. Together, the People will rise up and seize the reins of power and production and finally set this nation on the right path. The plan is simple:

What we already knew, Portland is their protest model, their prototype. And they plan on pollenating that across America. I certainly hope the DOJ is watching it like the rest of us.

They boast this riot model of violence and urban terrorism has been sustained for over ninety days. So they plan on duplicating that success everywhere they can.

And there is definitely a solidarity with media and Democrat pols. What is left to the imagination? Now you know what to expect from Dems and media who amp it up.

Right Ring | Bullright

Metro Exodus Epidemic

Now there is another epidemic brewing which mainstream media refuses to talk about. What a surprise? They ignore the problem. Major cities across the country are experiencing an exodus from fed up people. Droves of people have had it.

NY is just one with hemorrhaging numbers leaving the city. I mean they made a calculated decision what is best for themselves and their family, so they bugged out.

Politicians may have a couple different responses to this. Mayor De Blasio has said whatever happens in NY, there will always be people willing to come and live in NY. (whatever?) What planet is this guy on? Imagine saying such a thing?

Translation: whatever harm we inflict on people and the city, there will always be people dumb enough to accept or tolerate it as a way of life. (what choice do they have) Sounds more like a punch line. And apparently he is not willing to adjust course based on people’s preferences. But he can adjust policy to defunding the police based on what the mob screams in his ear – which he happens to agree with.

Gov. Cuomo made a national plea to exiled New Yorkers to come back. “Please!” He did so publicly. He said he’s been calling them. He’s offered them personal enticements and even said he’d cook a meal for them if they come back to NY State. So there we are folks, as a last resort try to bribe them. ‘Get back here, I want your money!’

Who am I to butt into NY’ers business, but why would anyone consider taking the bait from Gov. Cuomo when they already know what he thinks of them, and what he wants to do to them? They don’t want a free dinner, they want security and the 4th Amendment.

Actually it turns out that Socialists don’t care what you think or want. It’s all for the Marxist collective that they care about. But your money is their jet fuel. And all the problems or crises are only “opportunities” for them to expand their powers.

However, a mass exodus of people voting with their feet is a big problem, if people don’t want to be subject to a tyranny of control. That’s one thing that causes them problems.

Try seeing it through the eyes of business. Well, most businesses work on some future planning, say a basic five-year plan. But when a business is in an unstable environment, where security is in question and has already been breached, you never know from day to day if you can exist. It all becomes too sketchy.

All businesses want is some stability and a little local security so it is not destroyed. One of my first jobs was in an urban area outside a metropolitan area. A new convenience store was boarded up because it could not stand the losses in that environment. Local people said it was their only store, “I hope it doesn’t close up.” But the owners had no choice.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

It is not just NYC but many cities like Chicago, Seattle or Portland. People will have to leave. It gets pols’ attention but what are they willing to do about it? If you cannot be secure in your property, it is a problem. Almost as if leftists never thought of that before. Like De Blasio said, there are always people willing to stay there. Really?

Baltimore should have been lesson #1. When they stood down the police to allow thugs room to loot and destroy property or businesses, what does it say? Your property is their pawn in hostage negotiation. Just let them destroy the property, don’t stop them. They decided it is better to allow that than confront them. Where do thugs get their ideas?

It is no longer business, it becomes hostage negotiation.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Evolution Of The Left

It is troubling how words and definitions of the Left change over time. For instance, the word liberal meant one thing at one time, then the left adopted it to soften the badgered progressive term. The word liberal so corrupted would never be the same.

Many of their terms do not mean what they once did. Their language evolved to suit their fancy. And people allowed it or we went along with it. We knew it but no one objected effectively. We all went on with it.

Here’s one of my own. A well-heeled liberal used to be one thing and now it is another thing entirely. It was a snobby liberal, usually a Democrat, who claimed to stand up for rights and working people but was caught up in institutionalized, ivory-tower hypocrisy. It was a dreamy person who thought they had the answers to all problems. The smart snobs.

Now a well-heeled leftist is not actually a liberal at all, in the traditional sense, but an anti-American zealot who’s only connection to working class is solidarity with socialism or communism. They only see working people as a political-power base.

Other than that, he or she has no relationship with working people.

Even apologizing for America is not good enough anymore. One must despise the roots of everything meaningful to American history or American identity. Doing so openly and loudly is the rule not the exception. They have posited everything in political disagreement is their enemy. Their duty is foisting that hatred on the rest of the country, until it all bends or conforms to their will. “Submit!”

We used to accept the well-heeled liberals as just wrong. Now Leftists have become the problem with almost everything because their ilk are embedded into every part of government or dysfunctional bureaucracy. But that is the nature of the modern radical.

Today there is no difference, politically, between the well-heeled Left and Democrats. They are collectively radicalized, organizationally or loosely, to oppose the foundations of the country. The US, and we, have become the problem and enemy to them. Anything that hurts the country they will support. A quick glance at recent hearings will confirm it. They do the bidding for violent protestors, BLM or antifa right in the US Capitol. Whatever constituency which sent them to DC is not even a distant concern.

But the fools may be those very people who did put them there and continue to keep them there. But the well-heeled certainly are not working for constituents or their interests. They have been cannibalized by the most radicalized elements in their party. Then the whole party base seems to follow them right down that hole.

So the two words that most offend me now are peaceful and protestors. That’s because those words have been so corrupted by leftists. Peaceful is not what we think it means and protestors do not fit a first amendment definition of protestors. They are revolutionaries. Willful marchers who do not know that are only fodder for their movement.

But I can play the language game, too. I’d like to rename them more appropriately. They are not really protestors; they are fauxtestors. Pretend protestors. Just as there is no truth to the peaceful adjective. When did terminology become so errant and controversial? Calling antifa, violence or looting “peaceful protestors” really takes the cake.

I’ll just call them fauxtestors and be done with it. They never evolve the other way.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Dems Want A Doormat, Not A President

Democrats don’t want to elect a president; they want to elect a doormat. There is a little bit of a misconception that Democrats want a strong executive for a president.

But no they don’t. They want a suit in the office and a doormat to the White House. They want someone who the mob can demand what they want to, and have him deliver on their every whim. He or she can then rule with an iron fist on behalf of the mob.

The other misconception is Democrats want someone empathetic. They don’t want someone to feel their pain; they want someone to heal their every pain. They don’t care whether the president feels for them as long as he/she performs on the mob’s command.

Besides, “feeling your pain” is a bit condescending, isn’t it? What is that worth?

Democrats don’t want democracy either. They want mob rule. That is as long as they control the mob and it operates in their favor.

Other than that, a president can issue a lofty, Obamaesque speech occasionally to make them feel good. But what he does for them is much more important. And they are a demanding bunch of intolerant brats, with a wish list longer than War And Peace.

Joe Biden delivered an address to Democrats adding a quip about his father saying:

“My dad used to say, “Joey, I don’t expect the government to solve my problems—but I sure expect them to understand it.””

Understand it? That’s about the last thing it seemed capable of under Obama-Biden.
Now let me loosely revise that into a simple theorem of my own.

I don’t expect government to solve my problems….. But I don’t want them to get in my way and keep me down there, or cause me more problems.

I do expect government is incapable of feeling my pains when I have them. But I just don’t want it to cause the pain. And I certainly don’t need it to extort my problems.

But when government does cause me problems and pain, I have a First Amendment right that says I can spell out that problem.

So Joey is trying to create a code to live and govern by. Well, he is a little late. We see the kind of code he and Obama operated by over the years. His family is enriched by his “public service.” Public office is a self-serving position, to him, not a selfless service.

Do you think his dad always told him that? Or did his father tell him that other people’s pains and losses are just a political opportunity for him and other elected pols to extort? That a crisis is an excellent opportunity to abuse political power.

Where did those values come from, Joey? And what oath of office mentions those?

Don’t you always love getting lectured about “values” from Democrats when they prove they really have none? They do their moral preening but then take advantage of every problem or crisis, even when creating it themselves, for pure political gain. Then rub your face in it. This skill is what they are really good at – turning your pain into their gain.

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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?’

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Biden’s Bolshevik Plans

Here’s a short review of Democrats’ plans, I have a direct analogy for anyone listening.

Suppose I want to build a huge project. Now I would not hire a union(s) to design the building. Of course I’ll hire a designer or an architect for that. Likewise, the unions would not have an architect run their unions.

But this roll reversal is exactly what Biden and union organizers have up their sleeves. The iron workers don’t design the bridges. Steel workers don’t design cars. The teachers’ unions do not design our public schools or write the curriculum. Let’s be real about it.

First of all, unions are not accountable to the public, nor are they elected to public office. And they do not want to be. Stop pretending.

What kind of hair-brained idiots are these people?

What kind of economy, country are they trying to create?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

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.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

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!

Next-Best Thing Nation

Have we become a nation of second-best or even third-best? I mean that in the wider literal sense. Let me show you how that could be.

But maybe much of it goes back to branding and marketing terminology? Brands are always important to proprietary companies. It is great for a company to say it is the only, best or number one in an area. It leaves others to measure up to the brand’s expertise. And often competitors cannot quite get there. They may come close. Sometimes there is no substitute and that matters. They call it the secret sauce for a reason, it is secret.

So diehard competitors look for ways to entice or seduce the consumer. Convenient packaging, pricing, whatever would help lure the consumer to their alternative. We see knockoffs of every major product. But consumers can be fickle and sometimes loyal to brands. That is until something happens to destroy that loyalty and credibility.

However, those would be things alternative competitors are not too worried about. Brand loyalty is a problem to them, not something coveted. Sometimes competitors can excel at what they do because, after all, they are merely trying to undermine or detract from the real branded product. A competitor’s mission is different than the brand master’s. And competitors can become good at chipping away at that brand loyalty. Stay with me.

A nation may work the same way. It can have and affect it’s own brand by whatever it does. A country is not always unique and must try to use its positives to its advantage. It may also have competitors trying to undermine a nation’s loyalty, thereby giving a challenger an edge. You can see the glaring similarities.

Though one goal is to eventually get the consumer to say “what difference does it make anyway which brand I choose, if both are about the same thing?” Then it is up to brand masters to ask if the competition is the same thing? Or to call out the difference.

The problem with an analogy is when you take it too far. No need to do that for this purpose. Now let’s look at the country’s side of the analogy.

We have a country with a great brand from the beginning, being what none of its competitors could be. Yet chipping away the loyalty works the same way. At some point, you have to defend your superior brand, if you really believe in it. From an opponent’s perspective, anything they can do to undermine a country’s belief in itself is critical to their objective. That weakens a nation’s defense. Now apply that opponents’ strategy on a nonstop basis and you have a problem. Eventually, dissent can rise from within.

In marketing terms, this is where the consumer abandons a name brand and starts to look for alternatives. Any brand loyalty is defeated.

The problem then is when the consumer no longer trusts the brand or believes there is a difference between others. Or if the consumer no longer cares one wit about a brand’s superiority. It is similar to a country losing its uniqueness. The worst thing that can happen to some major companies is losing its brand in any way. A country has the same threat. When it stops being its unique self, there is no difference between its opponents. Though there are bigger consequences when a country goes downhill.

I said all that to ask if, in this country, our brand is being weakened to the point many don’t care anymore about its superiority — much less in defending our brand? We hope not but signs are already there and visible to even the dumbest enemy. When we lose as a country is when we start to consider ourselves second best or third-best. If we are not willing to uphold that superiority and defend it, then we are resigning to second-best status. All it can take is turning our will from brand superiority into being a next-best country. At that point it becomes a self-fulfilled prophecy.

Now factor into this analogy equation that we are being told our system needs changing. We should be more like our second and third-best competitors. We need an overhaul. The disenchanted within try to supplant another system in place of the original. Sure, everyone knows they are doing it. But what does it take to switch people over to the new brand? Well, it is already in the works, too. Cleverly they are bribing people like consumers with enticements, and promises. They have already undermined the brand. So what could brand masters do; how could they compete with that sales pitch?

In reality, those are just pipe dreams anyway because the competitors can’t deliver on them. But they don’t have to worry about that and don’t have to deliver, only get you to switch. Because once you do, the gate closes behind you and you cannot return to the superior brand even if you wanted. They have made that impossible, or soon will.

So the people accepted the next-best-thing country and have no options. It worked the same way with Obamacare. You find out you are screwed or don’t like the alternative and want to undo it, only to find out you can’t. Throw in a Supreme Snob saying “not so fast.” It becomes a done deal and hard to return to normal because normal has changed. Then you start to question if there ever was a normal before, or was that an illusion?

It’s very seductive but instead of leading you down the road of more options, it leads to less options as it goes. Next, you have lost your ability to choose at all. Yet it was all done and framed as a choice from the onset. Even dubbed a great choice. Sorry, no return policy.

So then how do you like your new next-best thing of a nation? Besides, it is really hard to get passionate about defending that second-best country, especially when it really isn’t even the next best thing. Sometimes brand really matters.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

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.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

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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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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Two Groups Where?

The two groups that don’t diverge, leading to the same destination.

I have had it with the “two different groups” excuse mantra about the riots taking place. The theory is you have two groups: the peaceful protestors on one hand and these bad anarchists doing the damage, looting and burning on the other.

By day they are “peaceful, righteous protestors” but by night they are raging anarchists.

But why should we go to pains to differentiate “two groups” when they themselves don’t?

Since when is it our job to separate the two? I even heard right on cue that it is white supremacists causing the damage and looting. Sure, that’s what all the pictures show.

Then Saturday night CNN’s Don Lemon wondered out loud to an on-location reporter if the fires in LA could be caused by “collateral damage” from the police activity? Does that make any sense? Nice try. Still, he wondered how or why these fires started?

Well, anything to deny the very real long-term, random damage of protest riots and defer the blame. I’m sick of being told to separate that which does not want to be separated.

One cop was arrested for the death of George Floyd but they demand all the cops be arrested. So even if it was just one cop who did it, all the cops must be held legally culpable by their standard. Same for rioters. Yet when it is protest riots, we are somehow supposed to differentiate between peaceful protestors, anarchists, looters and arsonists?

But the basic slogan of protestors is “no justice no peace” — among other anti-cop chants — while using their definition of justice. So they are telling us they don’t want peace. Now why should we see two groups? (not that there are two)

Like I said in previous posts, the lockstep Left cannot separate themselves from criminals, drug dealers, or even illegal aliens and gangs. And they certainly, to this point, have not stood up to condemn terrorists like Antifa. Yet we are supposed to see a separation that does not exist? It’s all a game to them, that’s all I’m saying.

You cannot separate the two. It is the means to the end. Why should we try when they don’t want them separated? It is all part of their social justice agenda.

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Urban Renewal Program for the Left

The Left’s urban renewal project is in full swing spreading out in multiple cities across the country. It only uses the name George Floyd, but urban renewal or destruction is its game.

Protestors only protest until the Marxists and anarchists takeover. Then the fun begins.

So in weeks we went from takeout at struggling businesses to curbside looting. But isn’t that what these “protests” usually lead to? Then. as they say, it’s all downhill from there.

Van Jones said he was impressed by the incredible “restraint shown”…get ready for it… on the part of the black people. He suggested it is a smaller number of blacks doing all this, because if it were most blacks then there would be much greater activity than we see.

We’re supposed to be grateful that it is not all blacks taking part in street riots.

For the most part it is in Democrat areas where these riots are taking place. And no, they are not protests. Looting is not a first amendment right.

But the Democrat officials have a problem. They are typically the pro-crime or pro-lawlessness crowd. But when the violence breaks out, they instinctively want to feel for the so-called protestors, bending over backward to do it. Terrorists know this too.

The same thing happened a week ago when Judge Sullivan decided he wanted to join the prosecutors instead of dropping the Flynn case the government asked. So he drops his robe and runs to the prosecution table to see what he can do to prevent dropping the charges.

It’s a compulsive disorder with Democrats. They can’t control themselves.

That’s the way Democrats respond under pressure, they side with the protestors till the violence and flames start, then stand down police from doing anything about it. Just let the anarchists and Marxists go do their thing. We’ve seen it over and over. Radicals and anarchists stand up and police stand down. Just the wrong message.

Democrats cannot be entrusted with power to protect the public without abusing authority.

Even to the point of sacrificing their community and police precinct to rioters. The Minneapolis mayor said the precint building “is only bricks and mortar.” Human life is much more valuable. Oh, so he made a judgement call that property is only property, never mind that it happens to belong to someone.

As days went by, more rioting, looting and burning. Over 170 buildings in Minneapolis have been damaged. By Friday night, they were working on a second precinct and the post office was burned, well on their way to destroying the city.

The idea, at least to media talking heads, is that these people deserve to be angry. So now that we’ve all established that their anger is justified, what’s left but leting it all burn? Who cares if the businesses and victims, whose properties were destroyed, had nothing to do with any of this George Floyd stuff? But then, it is not really about Floyd anyway.

But he’s only an excuse.

So looters show up like zombies who can’t help themselves from helping themselves to flat screen TV’s or loot. Someone needs to take them. Yet no charges or arrests are ever made as the mob pillages off the spoils from their own violence.

Back to the original victim, he is lost in it all, as the goods and flat screens take priority. So they have reduced someone’s life to just another looting opportunity. Isn’t that disgracing the person? You would think so.

The grand finale to 4 days of urban warfare was a long-winded press conference from the Gov of Minnesota, Tim Walz. Even he had to try to frame the “George Floyd protests” in terms of warfare and guerilla type tactics of urban terrorists. We know their names like Black Lives matter and Antifa but names don’t matter — it’s what they do.

So now at least some Democrats are finally willing to admit, for now anyway, what these people are and what they do. But that will probably change closer to election.

Welcome to Democrats’ urban renewal project. Enjoy your stay.

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Obama VS. Trump 2020

The election in 2020 could end up being one between Obama and Trump, where none of the regular factors of political campaigns apply. You only have to revisit the 2012 election for a preview.

This thesis may seem anecdotally boring to those on the right, while it seems ridiculous to those on the left. It really depends on which side you are. Though both will probably be surprised in the end, if I am correct.

The 2012 election beween Romney and Obama was a bit of a misnomer. Obama was not in a comfortably favored spot by his record and what he had done so far without vetting. There were underlying issues to use against him.

The problem was that Romney did not prosecute the case against Obama. And in the final weeks of the election he all but abandoned the campaign, for whatever reasons. It doesn’t really matter for this case why.

Backing up to his initial race. Obama really ran as an outsider though that was entirely questionable. But in 2012, his campaign guru David Plouffe came up with the strategy – the only one he said could work – to run Obama as a non-incumbent candidate. So the strategy was to run an insurgent caampaign.

That is odd for a supposed likeable, successful president. Only he had a lot to run from. See Obama had a whole list of baggage that plagued him as the perenial insider, while they needed to make him an outsider. An impossible task, you might think. That strategy is like running against one’s self and one’s own record.

Then, helped by Romney’s many failures as a candidate, it was not a problem.

Donald Trump does not have the same problem Obanma had. He has an adequate record of change, he is the ultimate outsider, and yet he has the incumbent advantage he is is not afraid of. He also has the economic powerhouse verses the anti-capitalist radicals.

Actually, Trump has been personally running against Obama all along. First when he ran; and then ever since in every investigation and every witch-hunt contrived against him. Then shedding the policies of Obama to deconstruct the administrative state. It seems to be a very personal rivalry from Obama’s perspective that he never let go of. Trump is tasked with combating the administrative Deep State Obama built. He made strides

Trump also governs as an outsider. The proof is all over the media. And people appreciate his perseverance on issues that they have been fighting against for years.

He’s changed things from the same old failed politics of usual into including the voice of the people. Something Obama could never do. Political correctness has taken a back seat to right and wrong. It all reinforces the image of an outsider in Washington shaking up the status quo. As if that were even possible before.

Now Joe Biden is running with a peculiar predicament. He wants to run as an insurgent while being the consummate insider. That would be impossible. He needs to be the insurgent riding to the rescue with a credible reputation. He needs to have the high road even after years of taking the low road. He is the the ultimate creature of the swamp.

It could only be a schizophrenic campaign. One day Joe is railing as an outsider; the next he is lecturing with all his inside experience of a 44 year card-carrying veteran of Washington politics, as a made man. He’ll say he was right there with Obama making the decisions. Then he’ll come back and say we need accountable government — except Obama and Biden were not responsible or held accountable for anything. He’ll claim we need reforms; but no, Trump has been the ultimate reformer changing the way the system works. Biden will say we need to go forward, while trying to drag us back to the cesspool of Obama years. (before that was GW Bush)

Now, coming into view, we have the ideal election between status quo big-government politics and Trump’s small government, people-power approach. And no one represents big-government orthodoxy more than the Obama presidency. Biden is also a high priest of big-government. Now that the Dems have jettisoned working people, all that is left is the institutional ruling class that they represent with every move they make. Biden is the poster boy, even though many leftists don’t think he is radical or progressive enough.

Pay to play, corruption, secrecy in DC, career politics and elite ruling class are badges of honor in Biden’s campaign. He is the swamp personified that won’t let go..

However, what we are really running against is Obama. He is behind the scenes of it all in the shadowy swamp of DC and the DNC. Joe is only a front man for all Obama represented. Obama’s record is Joe’s. Even Hillary was never the placeholder that Biden is.

So it is a defacto referendum on Obama, like the real campaign challenge he never had in 2012. Let’s be honest, the real power beind Biden’s campaign is Obama and the Obamafiles sitting in the wings. Sure there are some Hillary people, but the force is with the Obama folks who have all signed on to the Bernie progressive formula for a poorer, anti-carbon, pro-corruption Amerika. Where identity is everything, individuals are nothing.

But that is Obama to a tee. And all Obama’s baggage is just layered on top of the wagon train. We don’t have to guess what Joe Obama would do. We have the proof.

After all, who was Obama running against in 2008? No, it was not McCain. It was George W Bush. But McCain was not even a placeholder for Bush. Obama literally ran against a former 2-term president the entire time.

Trump has the advantage that this is Obama’s record. To Obama, it seems everything he hoped for without being held accountable for the scandals and corruption. But he is wrong. Biden is all the negative and none of the positive. And I’m pretty sure there never was any positive to Obama. This is Obama 3.0. First was the outsider candidate, then was the insurgent incumbent, then came the invisible candidate hiding behind the campaign.

And all we and Trump have to do is prosecute the case because everything is on the table. It’s all fair game. There cannot be any “this has nothing to do with Obama.” It all has everything to do with Obama. It is Obama. We’re really running against Obama the candidate and his administration, with his entire record.

In fact, the biggest mistake would be not running against Obama and his record. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Exactly what Dems don’t want. And it is very personal.

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World’s Worst Regime

China is now the undisputed worst regime in the world. Coronavirus only peeled away any arguments to the contrary. The world has been infected and changed by China.

On a personal note, I woke up this morning dreaming how bad things have gotten, seemingly turning everything upside down. Except it is not really a dream. What a difference 2 months have made. We also topped 50k dead in the same time.

If you want to do a simple experiment, try going to a funeral home website in one of the affected areas of the virus. You can look down a list of obituaries, which normally are filled with details about a person’s life, only to see death was related to COVID-19 – no services. It leaves a surreal knot in your throat.

How much has changed in America in a few short months? Well, the list is long from the economy to all the personal matters. Too long to list here. How big those changes are: from funerals to sporting events, schools, to shopping and having family gatherings.

Then last week the FBI Director, Chris Wray announced the major problem across the country is Coronavirus hate speech. Or people hating on the Chinese because of Covid-19. So that is a top priority for FBI to investigate? Of all the urgent priorities to take up, but he had to issue warning and guidance to all their FBI offices to be on the lookout for it.

We can compound that with the problem of getting out Coronavirus economic aid to people and small businesses. Look at the same old typical responses in Congress. Mass exodus, they went to ground but they still clung to those leftist ideological dreams over lives.

But let’s not lose sight of the forest for the trees. All this, hard as it is to remember, ties directly back to the original China cause of Coronavirus in the first place.

Then we have the whole political perspective problem. Congressman James Clyburn said that Coronavirus was a huge political opportunity. Corona Cuomo said we have to re-imagine our entire economy in reopening it. Re-imagine? Nancy Pelosi held out for weeks for her political agenda of the Left. The users and abusers surround us while we fight off a pandemic. Their rationalizations are absurd, yet we must fight the pandemic disease too. Note to Cuomo, there was nothing wrong with the economy pre-COVID-19.

AOC announced that when the economy does reopen, workers should all boycott it by refusing to go back to work in some sick act of political solidarity. How’s that help?

But in the end, we must remember and never forget the actual cause of this Panditrosity was entirely set off by China. The rest and even the political atrocity are all still symptoms of that whole. Do not lose sight of the origin of this pandemic, regardless of what Dir. Wray says. It was not caused by hate or the economy either. It was the other way around.

Andrew Cuomo said in a daily briefing that the new boutique industry in the US is now mask art. With that he smiles. Have we become a mask-wearing people?

So we have succumbed to wearing masks as a last resort to protect ourselves and others. For years we have seen this strange phenomena in Asian countries of wearing masks in public. We always assumed we don’t wear masks here in public. Well, now for ourselves and because of government guidelines, we are wearing masks. What a change.

Let’s hope the mask fad is temporary. But mask art?

Still that barely touches the surface on all the strange new things brought on by this. I will leave you with one extra thought. We may never know what would have been, we can only guess, but the year 2020 was shaping up to be something else entirely. COVID intervened. Whatever that was would have been better than a pandemic. We will never know. And there would have been 50 thousand more people alive to witness it. Thanks China!

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Economic Reboot

It’s all about the economy now. Strange how conversation shifted from ventilators to the economy. But we may as well have put the economy on the ventilator for 40 days. So it was not that original 15-day or 30-day shutdown, but 45 days. Economic hibernation.

Once again, the left seems clueless about the economy. It’s the one part of the crisis that has not gotten airtime from liberal media. That is up until now anyway.

Suddenly the radical moonbat Left shifted to talking about the economy when Trump made the itchy suggestions he wanted to open it back up. Right on cue, the left flocked in to decry opening businesses. “Too soon,” they shrieked.

The real question, to Democrats, is not when can we open the economy but how long they can keep it down and how much damage can they do to it? It is obvious they only want to prolong economic effects as long as they can to hurt Trump. Bui everything is election politics and nothing is really about the health of the people or economy. All it ever was.

Democrats are oblivious to the national economy. What’s that spell? DONE. And we will be if we follow Democrats’ prescription protocol. Just what Dr. Evil of the Left ordered.

But now everyone is focused on it so their stupid political tricks are transparent to the entire awaiting country. It was the gem they saw in the crisis. Sure, people die but they have a wounded economy to use and abuse, which they plan on extorting to the max.

It is also obvious Democrats, led by Pelosi and Schumer, plan on holding the people and businesses hostage to their radical political agenda. And they have no conscience about it.

Rebooting the economy, then, should require booting Democrats as far from the levers of power as possible this fall. Even by then, they will have done some damage. Except people are watching closely and keeping score now. Call them the unDONE.

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Ticking Virus Problem

In the last few weeks, we watched as self-isolation became a thing, the stock market sank to a bear market, stores and businesses shut down, streets were emptied. All of which were based on a pandemic from China killing people and wrecking the economy.

Now media runs to remote microphones to sensationalize every symptom created by it and to forecast gloom and doom jobless claims and recession. The good old fear-mongering left has lots of ammunition. From bailouts to healthcare, to hoarding on main street.

But what would you expect? You shut down most of the economy and there will be problems. I compare it to turning off a light switch and then complaining it is dark.

We cannot compare it to a regular recession or typical unemployment woes. Yet the media is all over it as if they were one and the same. They are trying hard to fit this crisis into that same box. Statistics cry for context.

Never mind that when you turn the light switch back on it will not be darkness anymore. The problem with the left and this crisis is that they cannot plug in their usual talking points and factoids to color the situation. But that doesn’t stop them from trying. When you turn off part of the economy, there are consequences. We know that.

Beneath it all it is still a biological problem. You know how liberals deal with biological problems; they abort them.

But this one needs to run its course and be defeated, not celebrated as a political weapon to attack Trump. Think of the consequences avoided by taking the actions we did.

Even the root problem in all this is not really COVID –19, it is Democrats still grieving over their loss in 2016. And the cure to that problem is to defeat them again. It must be done for survival sake.

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On With The Socialist Show

So Super Tuesday is here and has begun. Good because I am anxious to start getting an idea about how many socialists and communists there are in this country?

I have already suggested we temporarily declare this Bernie Day. I’m sure he would like that. Why not? We sort of know what is happening at the polls. It’s no mystery.

So we can get on with this process and get a head count of how many socialists and commies there are. At least the ones who vote anyway, which should give us a reasonable idea. It seems to be more than we would have thought though.

As I previously explained, anyone who votes for Bernie is by default a socialist. It’s what they are voting for whether they realize it or not. It’s time we know.

Post results, all of America can feel the Bern one way or another — for or against him.

On with the show, this is it!

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The Bernie Campaign Motto

If I had to sum up a campaign motto for Bernie in a simple slogan, I’d say it has to be “make them an offer they can’t refuse.” I know most of us associate that with mob activity. But it fits nicely to Bernie Sanders. It is more of a doctrine.

He simply capitalized on the idea of making them an offer so enticing (and stimulating) they cannot turn it down. I mean why should they? All they have to do is vote for him, not like that is costing them anything really. Or so the rationalization goes. Meanwhile, they won’t even know they’ve been baited.

When Trump used the line “what have they got to lose” it actually applied. Meaning people have been locked into failing schools and communities for years, sometimes generations, without improvement even though they kept going to the polls voting for it.

They thought they were doing the right thing only to be lied to over and over again. All politicians really want or need is that vote. Then pols can go on their self-absorbed way. But why give people the improvement when it is the desire for it that has kept them coming out to vote for you? That’s a simple strategy many pols embrace. In other words, why give up the goose that is laying those golden eggs so nicely?

And yes, Democrats and Republicans have both engaged in this “keep them coming back for more” strategy. (Abott and Costello would love that bit)

However, this whole concept of ‘nothing to lose’ is the mentality younger generations have perverted into a ‘why not’ attitude which seems to, more often, get them more than it costs them in the long run. You can’t blame them for trying anyway even if it doesn’t pan out.

Now Bernie uses one gimmick. That is the sales pitch he typically turns to in town halls, usually stacked with his supporters. He suggests he wants a little survey to make his point. He asks them if they believe healthcare is a human right? Then they cheer. He asks if college tuition should be free and government should pay off student debt? They agree. On and on he goes, ticking off item after item on his list. I mean they aren’t going to say no, why should they? So they can’t refuse.

No one is sitting there thinking that it might not be quite right. In fact they are thinking that it should be an actual “right”.

That, in effect, is the explanation for his entire campaign. He’s there to give them what they want. It is not about practicality it is about desire. Oh sure he schemes up some numbers on a paper of how we can pay for it by just “asking a little bit mo’ from the rich.”

It sounds good so what is the problem?

That is: it sounds so good. No one is going to say, “I think we should skip on that but what is the rest of your plan?” No, that is Bernie’s whole plan. There is nothing else to it. That is the plan, a quid pro quo to get him elected. If he was buying votes it would be wrong. But since he is buying your votes with the government’s taxpayer money it is okay. And who cares about what it will cost when it is really just about what you want anyway?

Bernie is no fool but he is making one out of you. And if our elections are now only about demanding what goodies and “freebies” you want to demand, then we are in uncharted territory. They’ve already decided they want to give you a right to kill a baby all the way up to date of birth for whatever reason. If they compromise on the virtue of life, what won’t they be willing to do?

Besides, those gifts and rights they are going to give you are just a cost of doing business. It’s like the car dealership with that enticing gimmick to get you to come down to the lot. Test-drive a few.

How can you say no to that? So the campaign and election is not about Bernie and his record, or what is best for the country, it’s about what you want. And you should have it.

Remember, his answer to any question then is to turn to the crowd and say do you think healthcare should be a right – to get free medical service? He knows the odds are highly stacked in his favor. He justifies his campaign on your need.

And with all this strategy in mind, he says he is going to get the largest voter turnout in history to win. Does it work? Well, it is not costing Bernie anything.

So the next time you see him turn to an audience to ask the question, ask yourself what is the answer to that?

In Bernie’s mind “why complicate it?” And why should we?

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