Nostalgia Joe Keeping It Real

Since old Scranton Joe — as some affectionately call him — really has a soft spot for nostalgia, he decided to bring back another favorite.

So back by popular demand, Joe is reviving the great “misery index.” It was such a smash hit in the 70’s that it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Gotta love Joey and his ‘softer side.’

Joe recently paid a visit to former President Carter in GA, where he was briefed on the finer details. He wants to make sure to get all the aesthetics correct before rolling it out.

Stay tuned, old Joey is ironing out some logistics but promises it will be worth the wait.

 

For reference

 (Wikipedia) “The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun. The index helps determine how the average citizen is doing economically and it is calculated by adding the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to the annual inflation rate.

It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation create economic and social costs for a country.”

 

For example, Jimmy Carter’s Misery Index peaked at 21.98 in 1980 — almost rivaling some interest rates at the time.

 

It’s satire, people…. at least for now anyway. (Iggy says he has a similar index of his own)

And now for your listening pleasure only, to coincide with the anxiousness of the times.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Ready, Willing, And Able

It just sounded like a good title. Long in the tooth, as they say. The able part may be a little challenging these days but is still worth a shot. How many times have you heard over the years to “keep your powder dry?” Good advice!

But right now, it really is the case. What is happening on the other side daily is the Democrats are showing us what and who they are. Sometimes you don’t have to make the case since they demonstrate it much  better than you could explain it. What a fine-feathered nest of commies we have running the show, pushing their agenda forward. In one way they are the most persistent creatures of habit, while in another  the dumbest bunch you could find anywhere in the world.

Normally, I would say you could not find dumber people anywhere but they have really cornered the market on it. So it is no wonder they would have a guy like Joe in there being as dumb as a rock, but who prattles on about his fake accomplishments. It is an achievement for Biden to wake up in the morning and get out of bed. But then he is only the front man for the Commie Party of America. What good could ever come from that? Only pure evil can ooze from the Democrat Party now. It is completely unAmerican.

That bunch are worried about reforming the police departments? Another interesting phenomena is all the goals Joe keeps trotting out. What is it with him and goals? I’ve never seen someone so obsessed with weighting the outcomes of things. But of all the goals on everything else, he cannot make a simple goal on limiting the number of illegals surging our border or even curtailing it from historic highs. Nope, no goals necessary there. I guess that is because he is already exceeding his goal there.

Yet he did offer another kind of goal recently to dramatically increase the number of refugees we accept from around the world. Is 125,000 just the starting point? Could it go higher than that  — when in reality there is no number big enough for Demoocrat/socialist/commies? Joe’s only political vice is to appease the Left, until they want more anyway.

I suppose that is more of their Swamp Science they are so enamored with. They clearly don’t want the rest of us eating beef, but they survive on bullshit alone. Make sense?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

The Most Important Question In The World

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

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

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

It is that bad already.

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

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

What do we know?

The Democrats have no credibility at all.

Everything they do is lie.

They are at war with science and the environment.

They believe narrative replaces facts and proof.

They have vilified and demonized over half the country.

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

They are not loyal to what we know as America.

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

They want total control of government and institutions of communication.

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

They want divisions everywhere, even including a race war.

They have assembled an agenda of hate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

They are purging the military and targeting their political enemies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Free Speech Or Risky Speech?

How would you like it if there were a committee of people assembled in your town who got to decide whether or not you have free speech to participate in the public square? Or if you will be banned from access to the same resources everyone else communicates with?

Well, that is what Facebook is rolling out over whether Trump has free speech and access to the public square or not? Of course, in this case they decided that no, in fact, he does not. He shall remain banned and shunned like a leper, well, at least for six more months. What happens then? Maybe their “high Committee” will gather for another verdict.

If any of it sounds absurd, it should. What if you were treated the same way? All it takes is them declaring you a risk and unpalatable. Supposedly Zuckerberg went to the trouble of having this so-called independent committee decide Trump’s fate. But essentially, it could be our fate as well, and will be, since we can all be given the same ostracized treatment.

It comes down to their verdict of whether one’s speech is free speech or risky speech, or if their empowered committee cancels your participation rights or not? But never tell these arrogant lords of social media that their own right to exist or function is contingent on approval of some “mob” or “committee” — either one amounts to the same thing.

In the end, anything that may be a risk or threat to their power is branded an intolerable risk that cannot be allowed, because it  threatens their habitat and power. Isn’t that what this is all about, their habitat and its preservation? They get to decide who is allowed into their ever-expansive habitat and who is not. But then they don’t live by their own rules, yet they hold the cancel button for everyone else in their hands.

In this hierarchy, there are no appeals or other arbiters, all decisions and cancellations are final. If the mob decides you should be deleted, you are. They control town square and those in it. Who made big-tech kings? I thought America did not accept such royalty.

Josh Hawley gave us a preview even before his book comes out. And now that it is coming out, despite their cancel attempts, the Left are even more enraged than before.

What else is new, we have a president whose Justice Department is targeting his political opponents. Rudy Giuliani is raided like some criminal. Notice how days after news came out about John Kerry collaborating and sharing classified intelligence with the Iranians, it is suddenly time to round up Rudy. Great diversion and defensive tactics. Do you think we’ll ever see John Kerry rounded up and raided for what he was doing for four years? Nah. Have you ever thought such things were possible in America?

That is the problem, it doesn’t feel like America with these things happening. This is not democracy or America; it is anti-American. And part of the country wants it that way.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Screwed By Teachers’ Unions

Seriously, at what point do we finally hold teachers’ unions accountable for what they did? They are not exempt from the damages to our society — now or in the future.

But it is strange that any sort of real accountability seems to be fleeting these days, especially from the powerful. All you have to do is declare yourself (or organization) a voting bloc and you receive protected status against all accountability.

Teachers’ unions are no friends of America. They siphon the power away from the people, rendering the rest of us serfs and slaves to the political power.

 

It has finally come out that Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, directly lobbied the CDC to keep schools closed. And now we know that CDC listened to them and actually used their own words in its guidance.

When do unions get to set school policy? When do they get to set national health policy? It doesn’t matter when they did it. It was wrong and our government cannot be used as a long arm for teachers’ unions over the safety and welfare of our children or public.

 

Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show

NY Post

The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.

The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.

The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.

The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.

“Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT,” wrote AFT senior director for health issues Kelly Trautner in a Feb 1 email — which described the union as the CDC’s “thought partner.”

“We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were able to provide some initial feedback to several staff this morning about possible ways to strengthen the document,” Trautner continued. “… We believe our experiences on the ground can inform and enrich thinking around what is practicable and prudent in future guidance documents.”

/…  The AFT also demanded special remote work concessions for teachers “who have documented high-risk conditions or who are at increased risk for … COVID-19,” and that similar arrangements should extend to “staff who have a household member” with similar risks. A lengthy provision for that made it into the text of the final guidance.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/teachers-union-collaborated-with-cdc-on-school-reopening-emails/

Who in the hell is running this country? I think we know. Time for some serious accountability. The Biden administration claims this is leading by science.  I know, let the Mexican cartels run our border and immigration policy, too. Right, they already are.  

Swamp Science

Biden’s Joint Session Redress

Well, was it really Joe Biden’s speech? He was pushing Bernie’s platform. You know, the most progressive (socialist) administration in history. But I will start with the end first, which is where Democrats always start.

Interesting that the first place Biden went after he delivered it was to see Bernice Sanders.

But if Biden’s goal was to make Bernie look good, he sure did. Joe told us about all these big spending ideas with big price tags. Then he says we will pay for it by making the rich pay their fair share. (as if they don’t.)

So to seal the deal, Obiden repeated that no one making less than 400k per year would see an increase in their taxes. Whether that is families or individuals is not clear.

Now remember Bernie debating Hillary in 2016 came right out and said the middle class would see their taxes go up substantially — average +6000 more than their current taxes were then.  And even lower income people too. But he said look at all the benefits they would get in return. So it would be worth it. That was Bernie’s deal.

But Biden did not make that pitch.

Delaware Joe either did not get that memo or forgot that part of the Bernie formula. Of course their taxes will have to be raised, too. Biden is just plain lying. At least Sanders admitted it when confronted about it. (that is common knowledge)

In reality, this wasn’t really a State of the Union or Joint Session Speech. It was a straight out solicitation to buy votes. Only it was not peppered with some flowery rhetoric like Democrats typically do. He just went directly out on the street corner to proposition them.

 

He would not talk about what he is really doing or the platform for it.

He claimed America is back…. to the systemically racist country we always were. Then he promises to build back better. Not a chicken but a racist in every pot.

Create a crisis on the border of historic proportions. Then ignore it completely as a non-issue. Then use it to blackmail the country for an amnesty plan.

Attack and run a court-packing scheme on the Supreme Court. Well, even worse than Obama standing up there attacking SCOTUS in his speech.

Calling half the country racists was classic, claiming they are worse than any present foreign threat. Demonize anyone who did not vote for him.

Killing good paying jobs with the stroke of a pen the first day. Killing jobs, jobs, jobs!

Canceling out political enemies or opposition to himself.

Turn the country into a seething mobocracy and then rant about democracy.

Enact gun control any way possible.

Hike taxes under the guise of the rich paying their fair share.

Take credit for the gains Trump built and vaccines he expedited. Now it is back to the business of crooked politics as usual. Swamp rules will be  in force.

But the vote-buying was uniquely bold and undeniable. He made clear his sole intention is to spend lots of money as the incentive for his purchase. He’s only 100 days in; can he carry on this purchase scheme for 4 years? What does he do when he runs out of money? The gig is up because that is all he knows how to do.

Interesting how he claims no rights are absolute. Then he claimed he is not going against the Constitution but only being reasonable. Now we know his definition of “reasonable.” That becomes the new code word for unconstitutional. Free speech gets the same.

He replaced Russian collaboration on every corner with White Supremacist threats everywhere across America. The citizens are now public enemy number one.

But what we really need is redress from Biden and the socialist Left.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Transparentless

Some people may wonder why all I talk about is politics. The answer is simple. When I was  20, if you asked me if I would be talking about politics, I would have laughed and said that will be the day everything else is off the table. But that is what happened, everything else has been removed and politics is the only thing left. I didn’t make those rules.

This is because everything has been usurped by politics. Virtually everything you see now is either chronically affected or controlled by politics. It offends me. So that is my gripe, rather than my mission of only politics.

Now there is one secret strategy I want to mention. When Trump was in office, all the talk was about transparency. Remember that great thing? Obama boasted about being transparent. (There’s a big difference between Obama and Trump transparency.)

Trump talked about what he would do and then set out about doing it. Everything he did amounted to questions asked or explanations about it. Sort of simple, isn’t it? Transparency is making the case and doing the job. They all should have loved that and mostly did. But some for mixed reasons.

Biden on the other hand is showing us the left’s idea of transparency. (or duck and cover) The strategy there is you don’t talk about what you are going to do. You don’t say exactly what your plans are. No, you just do it. Why is that a strategy?

Well, everything Biden has done is the most radical agenda we have ever seen. Much of it may not be popular with the people. Still, just doing it requires their opponents to react and call attention to it. See, these radicals just do it often without telling you. When people see it, they have to point it out and react to it. (usually after the fact) But if no one does react, oh well.  They don’t want the debate about it beforehand because you can assemble opposition and criticize it, which makes the public aware of the plans.

But if they say nothing, then you have to find out, explain it, argue against it, raise the public’s attention about it; all after the fact. It is not that it is too late to do anything, but that you are challenged just to break through about its importance  from the beginning. So they say nothing and carry out their sinister agenda. Media assists their silence. That leaves you to discover their plans and point out their dirty deeds in the first place. They certainly don’t want to announce them to the whole public.

If you do oppose them, they have already plotted out their talking points to rebut any attacks. Yes, it is a stealth strategy but what do you expect from the commie left? They are about power and control, or using it, not defending their ideas. You want a debate, they only want the power. Transparency becomes another redefined word. They claim after the fact, when you find out about it, that it is all transparent.

With Trump, it was talked about first so they could critique it. Media loved that. So they could broadly attack Trump’s plan beforehand. Biden would have no patience for that.

CNN is reporting that Lying Biden’s speech will showcase his “moderate radicalism”.
What is that? More transparency, of course, served with a side order of secrecy.

They just make this stuff up as they go, new terms new definitions.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Operation: Information Shutdown

What a difference from the last administration. After the press obsession with news then, Joe Biden suddenly has the luxury of a complete absence of coverage on his administration. Sure, press briefings occur, which only serve to further blot out anything which could be regarded as real news.

Obviously, the orders are out that real questions on issues are not welcome unless they have the certain White House-friendly perspective necessary.

H/T: A fellow friend of this blog had a piece weeks ago with thorough disgust at what is depicted on news aggregate sites. So I took a look at one he mentioned. Indeed, it is stunning the conclusions you can draw just from a simple gleaning.

The big story in 2021 – with our vast social media, tech, and media—is the black out of news and information, creating a giant information black hole. Even if a story of import arises, it gets little to no attention. That is considered satisfactory for the mainstream press. Only news gets coverage that they want reported. Nothing else. Who decides?

They have willing media helpers to make sure nothing gets the attention it deserves unless it is granted permission. What a way to run a country? What a way to run a free press.

However, as he noted in his piece, there are still stories running on anything to do with Trump. But another notable change is that any kind of celeb news, and you know how serial and crazy that can be, seems to have replaced any real news of significance. Anything but real news. Joy Behar, Jennifer Lopez, and Lebron James are flaunted as news jocks.

It is as if the clock was turned back to the seventies and all the press were furloughed, or sent on mission not to cover the news – anything but.

The syndicate Left wants no information flow on what is the most radical administration in modern times acting in secrecy by the most nontransparent standards. Keep the public in the dark on everything. Meanwhile, radical thugs and rioters chant in the streets, “this is what democracy looks like.”

The Orlwellian newspeak of what they do tell us is reminiscent of Russia or China. If they do not want you to know, then you can bet there is a good reason.

What a glaring contrast from the last administration. In your face arrogance on steroids.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Downstream Politics, Upstream Revolution

As an aside admission, for years I did not take seriously enough that politics was downstream from culture. But I see how important that is.

I underestimated the connection between the two. Ignorance is no excuse.

You know, Democrats over the years criticized the right any time it stood up on cultural issues. They would say anything to get us to ignore culture. Not to say it worked; you can’t ignore it. But they knew culture is upstream from politics. So if you can change the culture then you change politics.

No wonder they wanted to fool us into ceding ground to the culture. If the Cultural Revolution is raging, the worst thing you can do is not show up – or dismiss it entirely. Some Republicans have yet to learn that while all the Democrats delve into it like the mother’s milk.

Forfeiting that ground is a huge error of omission in the war. Democrats seem to have a knack for running that cultural warfare. Not leading it but running out in front of every issue. We often just sigh and turn away.

But we cannot afford to do that. We must embrace the cultural battle if we want to win this war for the country. It may not be easy, but losing the country is tougher to handle. Losing both politics and the country in the end is devastating.

So the sage advice is to engage it or lose it. As I said at the top, I am guilty for not paying enough attention to the premise behind it. I am convinced Democrats understand that if they can change the culture, they can change the country. And naturally, the political advantage goes with it.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Choose Your Destiny

In an interview on Fox, Professor Shelby Steele was asked what the people could do to push back against the radical race agenda controlling the narrative everywhere? He brought out Dem’s sacred cow saying we must stop all this white guilt and then most of the problems would go away.

Eliminating that would inoculate society against their demonic race agenda. I wonder how much of it would be stopped by ending white guilt?  The left knows that. Only white guilt allows this racial hustle to thrive.

Then, it is no wonder Leftists are pushing this race agenda against white children and families in our schools. There are teaching kids to be ashamed of themselves for who they are and breeding guilt into them. It is the way to perpetuate the whole agenda forward.

But try to imagine reversing roles to instruct minority children that they cannot ever be proud of themselves or where they came from. They must be ashamed of their heritage for the problems it caused. That they are seen only by the identity of their color and race. Tell minorities they can never feel equal to other people because of their race. Tell them their race is responsible for all the problems. But that is what they are intentionally doing.

Steele was right. I think the predominant problem in America now is the insidious, systemic white guilt being cultivated to perpetuate their nefarious lies. That prescription will inevitably lead to a race war and violence. Is that what they want? I think so.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Seek Justice Reap Peace

The motto ought to be to ‘seek justice and reap peace.’ But when we do not reap peace, there is a problem. When we do not reap both justice and peace, there is conflict.

But often even when we seek justice we do not reap peace, when there is conflict, strife, violence and unrest instead; then we look for accountability for all of it and find none at all. That really needs to be addressed.

So we get a guilty verdict on all counts that may validate the process, however, it does not justify or validate all the violence and destruction in the name of some “social justice”. Those acts too must stand accountable for what they are. Violence and urban terrorism cannot be exempt from justice. We should not have a preference for violent unrest.

But we see over and over those acts go on unchallenged and unaccounted for. They just are. Wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong. We cannot tolerate constant random violence under any name. It must be held to account. It cannot be dismissed just because we get a verdict we agree with afterward. The end does not justify those means.

The black community is not alone in seeking justice. When most of the country does not feel confident there will be justice, it sows a seed of distrust. That goes for black, brown, white or any other. But the violence we see repeatedly in the streets is not a replacement for justice. Mob rule is no suitable replacement for democracy and the rule of law either.

Again, how about a piece of justice for all?

Stop acting as if any violence is condoned if we don’t get our way.

The lies will roll on in the media, who obviously are not seeking justice either.
And we are all reaping what they are sowing.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

The First And Last Responders

I apologize in advance for the rant but it cannot be helped, it is necessary. I have two main points if I can make them adequately. Words and language have their own limitations.

I am sick and tired of the attitude of some leaders on the right – well-intentioned as they may be. Stop treating this like it is all some unavoidable accident. All this is not a mistake. It is an intentional agenda.

We cannot act like it is an incompetence problem when radical leftists want to impose these circumstances on us. It is not fate or coincidence.

What we are witnessing is the fabric of the country being torn apart in a radical rage but they are fully aware in what they do. That is the entire point of it. So top treating it like a series of mistakes. You know, the border, the defunding police, the green new deal, court packing, surveillance, all kinds of control. It is a sustained, systematic, targeted attempt to destroy the fabric of the country, what holds it together.

 

Something else: they are trying to ignite a race war in the country. Let’s be clear about that too. They are part way there already. Maybe we cannot stop what they are hell-bent on inciting. Oh, but that too is intentional.

It makes me livid watching people like Lindsey Graham or others act as if this were all by horrible mistake. Face it. Call it out for what it is. Tell everyone what they are intentionally doing. Confront them on intentions. Let’s not kid ourselves about phony objectives.

Don’t be reluctant using criticism of their decision-making or faulty positions on issues. Can’t we all hear the silence on the left about these “problems” or the chaos that follows? This is their agenda.

 

It is not misplacing or misappropriating power, it is the abuse of it. But they know what they are doing. It is not a matter of informing them of the problems. They are the problem. So stop kidding people about the objectives when they are very clear.

We know we are in a pickle, we know why. It is because the left will refuse course correction because they will not change their radical direction. It is not a matter of pressure on them either.

So stop with the accident treatment. Stop just screaming at the arsonist to put down the flame thrower. Who should we call? There is no 911 to call, no sheriff, no courts will answer the call. Even the Supreme Court refuses to respond. No one is coming to our aid; no one is going to stop or prevent it all. No one is coming to the rescue.

We the people are on our own. It’s all up to us now.

We are the only responders, And that’s all there is. We’re it.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Never Underestimate The Crowd

On this blog, over a decade, I talked about the gambit from a New Green Deal to the Declaration, from Washington and Payne to Obama. Maybe I have not talked about the perpetual engine; space or nuclear holocaust but I have hit most political themes of the times. And after all, politics is front and center, so we see confirmed daily.

But of all the political maneuvering and shenanigans, I would’ve thought it would take someone smarter and more sinister than Biden to affect the country the way this wrought rolling out is. Not to be naïve, I thought it may take a more conniving nature than Biden to get to the synchronized level the Left is now. So was I wrong? No, not really.  

I just underestimated the crowd or what a driven mob could do. One more thing. I underestimated the lack of resistance, or public outrage. The mob is a powerful force but it could not do this on its own. It takes people to let down their guard, allow it and/or have powerful allies to push their agenda. Finally, they seem to have gotten most of that.

 

Now comes the irony.  (not that I’m giving in or ceding any ground to this sick evil) Joe Biden is the quintessential proof that the mob can be effective; so much so that it uses a dummy resident in the oval office as a front man for it. Old progressive Joe did not have to lose all his marbles, He just has to stand there and let the crowd do its evil magic.

A good friend reminded me that, after Trump, this is a giant tragedy, like one of the great Greek tragedies. It’s like that macabre play meant to bother you while at the same time a work of fiction. However, this one is real. It is all too real. And the consequences are huge, but can it be prevented? That is where my stomach drops in this tragedy.

A Tragedy indeed. Wkipedia: “Tragic plots were most often based upon myths from the oral traditions of archaic epics. In tragic theatre, however, these narratives were presented by actors.”

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

New Rules Of The Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~~~~~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Context complete.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

It’s Mourning In America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is like winning the battle and losing the war.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Those Crazy Rulers And Their Methods

There is an obsession now by the Left to compare the pandemic and gun control. I’ll take that comparison. I’ll tell you why.

The pandemic started with various responses. After the travel lock-down came the lock-downs of every state. Also there was the mask issue that first was pooh-poohed as a nonstarter. It was changed to virtually a public mandate.

The reason for the responses, and they said so at the time, was to flatten the curve. They wanted to slow the spread to lift strain off hospitals. By no means did they think that was a concrete cure. In fact, they said until a vaccine was discovered or herd immunity kicked in that it would continue to spread. And we heard about the level of contagiousness.

Like everything always does, this changed. Goalposts were moved. They began declaring masks were indeed the solution and if we only wore them we could almost stomp out the spread. But no, initially masks were only to slow the spread.

See they began thinking that they could actually control the virus. That was the fatal flaw. They could not and would not control it, no more than they can control the climate. But they insisted and fooled people into thinking that. Then the lock-downs continued and dragged on, and on. They even blamed us when results were not forthcoming.

See what happens they get the idea they can control everything? Or they sell that idea for obvious public consumption? They get the public to buy into a theory and out pops all these rules and dictates to complete it.

When it doesn’t happen, don’t worry because they’ve already convinced enough people to think it will happen and they sit idly by waiting. Then they blame all kinds of things when it does not come to fruition, everything but the faulty premise in the first place.

They got people committed to results they cannot deliver. It’s too late to turn back. They claim sooner or later you will see results. And they remind you of what it could be like if they weren’t doing what they are doing. On and on, they string you along.

Between all that process, they gave way an important ingredient in their scheme, the ability to declare emergencies to enact their mandates.

So the gun debate has the same similar factors shaping it. They need to sell you on a solution to a problem. Pay no attention to the fact that their solution cannot deliver the ultimate solution they want.

There again, they claim they have to do something. Read entitled to inflict their solution on the people, come hell or high water. They must sell you on controlling the problem.

But their solution will not fix the problem. Of course, the sales pitch is to sharply reduce shootings, if not almost eliminate them. Again, in this scenario, what happens is law abiding people, willing to follow their rules, comply with a mandate that by design cannot deliver the results they want.

So then, when their desired results don’t materialize, the answer is we just did not do enough of it. We must do more only harder to bend the curve, or curb violence and shootings. But law abiding people are cooperating.

The ones they need to cooperate are the criminals themselves or nothing changes. How to do that? Not by making another law but by enforcing the law we have. But they do not want to do that, because that does not make the case for their need for gun control. They want the problem to drive the need. Eliminate the problem and the need for a solution disappears. Can’t have that.

Right now they are at the stage of gun control as the cure or fix. Then they will move to “you didn’t take enough of the cure.” Once they get you in the sacrifice mode, you want to start seeing any results for all your efforts. But it can never deliver the results they desire. Never mind that.

 

Here’s where it all comes into play. From Rasmussen polls:

“Friday, March 26, 2021

In the wake of two mass shootings, President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass new gun-control laws, but nearly two-thirds of voters don’t believe such tragedies are preventable.

A new Rasmussen Reports … survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters say it is not possible to completely prevent mass shootings like the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado. Only 23% believe mass shootings can be completely prevented, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

So only 13% believe shootings can be completely eliminated. I need to find those people to sell them some snake oil. Probably the same people who buy all the other ideas Democrats feed them. Weird science anyone?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Wokeness Is Reality

What if…. Start now with something so basic that you never before would have had to explain it to someone. But today you feel compelled to. And it is not because people are dumb or dumber than before or that they don’t know.

They don’t know because they’ve been conditioned. Reality is only their truth and the perception of their truth upon everyone else. Their truth is shallow; it is ideology. It is a mixture of the top popular wokeness ideas in history. Since this strain is a relatively new phenomenon, it is a bunch of new ideas all mixed together. Yet it all leads to places of old.

But old ideas are relics to be destroyed under this concept.

Wikipedia (source for all things today) says:

Woke is a term that refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice. It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression stay woke.

First used in the 1940s, woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolizes perceived awareness of social issues and movement. By the late 2010s, woke had been adopted as a more generic slang term associated with left-wing politics, progressive or socially liberal causes such as anti-racism, LGBT rights, feminism and environmentalism. It has also been the subject of memes, ironic usage and criticism for its methods and consequences. Its widespread use since 2014 is a result of the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd in 2020.

What is this jabber about? History has not yet recorded the effects of this new wokeness on society. But by the first impressions, it will not be good. We still don’t know how far it can go yet. We can only hope that, while every popular idea seems to have a shelf life, this one too has an expiration date. But up to this point anyway, we cannot know that.

We can’t say for certainty that this one will die off, as other things have, that senses might prevail. What senses? That is because this is to replace sense or common sense specifically. Well, what is common sense anyway but a collection of biases supported by collective people? But who says common sense prevails? Or that common sense does take root?

Under these current conditions that is not a foregone conclusion anymore. Common sense indeed can be abolished if enough people decide it should be. We can make rules against common sense. We can disallow it.

Now that would be a very radical experiment or goal to try. But adherents are intent on doing just that. Who really cares what the purpose of it all is, if the predominant goal is only to tear down conventional ideas and reason? Where does that all leave you?

And since nothing really happens in this world in a vacuum, what is the relative effect of this in the world? We cannot even estimate that.

You see, strange as all this talk sounds, like some mumble jumble, it is the same kind of talk one could hear on a given day about what is going on. Things don’t make sense. Motives and culture itself seem deliberately twisted in knots. Why? Anyone’s guess is no better or worse than another’s. Who can say for certain? Is there anyone in particular leading it? Confusing.  It is more of a group culture think, and momentum leads.

At this point, one could write some jabber like this meaning very little or a lot, depending, and could even be considered inspiring. So maybe there is some hope, though remote, that this radical thing called wokeness can reverse engineer itself by the same evolution it was created. But don’t bet on it. More appropriate is the concern of what it will do?

When does this woke get broke?

I don’t mind so much new ideas built on established things and concepts; but this wokeness appears hell-bent on destroying, tearing down and abolishing any conventional concepts.

Is it winning?

Does something now as basic as America survive the targeted onslaught? Stay tuned. But if not, don’t expect an epitaph. Woke doesn’t do those. God save us from this Woke.

We are where we are,

surrounded by Woke

and it don’t feel better,

It just feels worse.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Biden’s Invasion Of America

Welcome to Biden’s invasion of America through our southern border.

First of all, why does it matter what you call it? I don’t think it does. Everyone knows what it is. We say it is a crisis on the border but to the Left it is a plan, made to order. Why does their refusal to call it a crisis matter? The fact that they will not only reinforces it is a plan.

Terms don’t matter. That is just a debate of semantics. Why do we need them to call it a crisis anyway? We know what it is, a synchronized invasion.

Isn’t it amazing how the people who can go on world apology tours for the faults of America, can choreograph and facilitate a planned invasion of our country against the will of the people? It sort of shows what they think of America. If they don’t appreciate it and respect our borders, then why in the hell should foreigners from other countries?

Whatever Joe Biden or his propagandists say, take seriously the word of those coming. They say they were invited by Biden and told to come. So even when it became a crisis, his Homeland Misinformation minister said “you can still come, just don’t come right now.”

But what good does even that backhanded invitation do when Biden and company already told them over months to come? He telegraphed he would be doing something in his first 100 days. When Joe enticed them with his rhetoric and then put out the welcome mat, what did he expect would happen? That’s why it is a crisis only to us, but a plan to them.

Why does that matter? It is not an accident; these are not unforeseen circumstances. Technically, it is planned open borders policy unfolding. Some of the incoming are being released without even a court date. Remember when Biden argued at the debate that most illegal immigrants showed up for their court appearances? That was a big lie.

So what do they say when they are asked? They say and believe that Joe Biden said they could/should come. They believe the president will assist their desires. Is that not enough proof of conspiracy for what Biden is doing? He told them to surge the border. They did.

The real issue here is Joe and his administration are facilitating foreign groups, cartels, traffickers and drug runners in this open borders plan. He is collaborating, either directly or indirectly, with them. Then he is foisting the expense of it all on our country –our people. We are to pay for their medial treatment, and give them money. We are to transport them across our country.

He is not only aiding and abetting hostile groups to our country; he is orchestrating an invasion on our people. He is doing everything he can to facilitate it while doing almost nothing to prevent it. The security and protection of our people is part of the job. Joe is failing not only that but inflicting harm on the people. He is far worse than King George.

It would be an impeachable offense of the first order if one were facilitating an invasion of our country. And he is.

And he is obfuscating the laws of the country and opposing the will of the people. He is issuing decrees and fiat law to assist invaders. All aimed at the people. He is defying Congress, the Constitution and rule of law. It is treasonous.

But don’t stop there. He is frustrating the will of the people to do anything about it or prevent it. Then he tries to blame it on his predecessor and political opponents. But, in fact, his opponents were trying to prevent it and calling attention to border security — not denying it is a problem like Biden is doing.

Does it even matter what the purposes are? It is intentional; he is facilitating an invasion. It is a plan. Then he is undermining and making it hard as possible for border officers to do their jobs. In fact, he is preventing them from doing their job to protect our borders.

Then the administration issues orders not to provide information to press or media, not to give them statistics, to frustrate their ability to report on it.

So if he is capable of all this within only 6 weeks of taking office, what else is he capable of doing? How far will he go?  He is intentionally frustrating the will of the people to preserve our sovereignty as a country.

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Broaden The Scope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are not politicians but con artists.

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Plan A Rolling Into AA Nonstop

The Democrats plan is unfolding as of this minute, and the plot is becoming very clear to anyone following the script. As obvious as the clock is on the wall.

That is to ride out their authoritarian control over us, government and the economy using the rubric of COVID but then, when it fizzles out, to shift the same control (now expertise) over the country under another banner – think Climate Change and illegal invasion or any other suitable, created, self imposed crisis or cause du jour.

You don’t have to think hard on that one anymore, they made it clear: COVID is only a dress rehearsal. They always build on their failures. My guess is it will be bigger and more disastrous than even a pandemic was. Maybe a dual or trifecta purpose and cause celeb? So, in fact, this was only a trail run. Get ready for the “ripper and gripper” sequel.

Now that they got people conditioned and accustomed to hunkering down to make every personal sacrifice possible, even families, what is not possible to do to the country next?

Something Wicked this way comes.

But there can be no pause in between to allow return to some semblance of normalcy because there is no more normalcy. It is gone. That has already been demolished.

But sure, even in that scenario, there will still be some winners and losers. The power elite and political brokers will decide who those are too. Together with their new election schemes they see no limits. Why should they? Is there anyone there – or legal controlling authority — to stop or prevent them. They think not.

We aren’t just dealing with the loony Left and political power anymore; we are dealing with a cocktail of evil. Let’s dispel their major notion. science in not a significant factor in any of this. (it hasn’t been) Power and politics are everything. That defies science.

The only veto you have — maybe the only one you will ever get — is in not supporting the left in the midterms. People cried wolf before but now the wolf is telling us himself.

Oh, I don’t really want to believe what I just wrote but the rocks are crying out.

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