Its a worldwide movement

The Sovereignty movement as explained and defended by Steve Bannon on May 28, via Fox on Martha McCallum.

Imagine Jewish people in Germany not being able to wear yarmulkes(caps) in pubic?

And if you want more information, or can handle it, Mark Steyn has a real good piece on the Brexit and May collision course. The parallels with the US are uncanny.

The Base Gets Itself a New Elite

by Mark Steyn — Steyn on Britain | May 28, 2019

“Three years ago the Brexit referendum revealed that Parliament and the people had become misaligned: If over half the people support a policy that no “mainstream” party supports, then in what sense are those parties mainstream? Mrs May should have enacted the people’s wishes, exited the EU on WTO terms, left it largely to civil servants to smooth the technical adjustments, and then invited Brussels to take its time and make proposals for such new arrangements as they might wish to entertain. By now, Brexit would be receding in the rear-view mirror, and normal politics – that’s to say, two-party Tory-Labour politics – would have resumed.”

What part of all this are they not understanding?

It Takes A Dynasty

Jeb Bush — why does that always sound redundant — is now focusing on the VA scandal. Should I say the ‘problems’ in the VA he is now seeking to politicize? He’s on the job. Just let Jeb at it.

Of course the one resounding question that comes up to all his campaign promises is does this problem require a dynasty to fix it? According to Jeb’s best rhetoric, it seems to. Only he, he claims, is capable of solving these problems. Only he has the experience. Only he has the pure motives for wanting to fix all these problems. The running joke is if you have a problem, from a leaky roof to needing a baby sitter, just call 1-Jeb-will-fix.

Sort of makes the case for Nanny Government, doesn’t it? It’s as if the only real problem with this Federal Leviathan is it just needs the right Nanny to whip it into shape. Got a cold sore? Call Jeb. Got a bitch, call Jeb. He’s the vaccine.

However, as Mark Steyn has noted, he never does make a case for why only this family is the proper cure for all our ills. What is it about this family that, well, we can’t do without? Why is only he the correct treatment for the disease? And does he have a patent on that medication? He better have. But even based on his exclusive experience, he can’t seem to sell the snake oil. Here, as only Steyn can say it:

I seem to remember someone else four years ago telling us only he was the solution. Before that another mainstream moderate told us the same thing, both of which crashed and burned. (some more than once).

Now more than ever, I am convinced that we have to treat this elitist, establishment medicine as the disease — not the cure. It would be akin to going to the doctor to treat a broken leg and his solution is to break the other one to match. So back to the analytical question of the campaign, why does it take a dynasty to solve the nation’s ills, and only that will work?

Jeb tells us in his new ad, or should I say in his “Right to Rise” pac ads, that “it’s not about yapping!” No, Jeb, it isn’t but why is it about a dynasty? So far Jeb has told us everything except why we need to continue that dynasty.

He also increasingly looks angry in his ads. (should I say their ads?) Jeb is the Irrelevant Candidate” who can only hawk his family heirloom to the crown for the nomination. Onto this narrative of his — which is unavoidable and the only one who cannot face it is Jeb! — we graft the reality of the disease metaphor. We are a nation diseased both culturally and politically by the very medical system they said would cure us. If that makes any sense.

When did medicine become the problem? It’s a bit like those infomercials for drugs that advertise it as the fix but then lists all the numerous and exhaustive side-effects. Well, if you can live with the very real risk of all those side-effects, then this drug might be right for you. Do you dare to try the cure? Once you are on that medication then you must take it because, after all, it is the only one you should take or trust.

In view of that, I would like to change his official campaign theme from ‘Jed can fix it’ to the “Jeb can fart” campaign. Jeb can fart better than any of the establishment rivals. In fact, he can play a whole tune because he is well practiced. Do you prefer a nice little diddy or do you want a full-blown classic like the 1812 Overture, with all the interactive sound effects? He’s the man. Got a problem? “Jeb will fart on it,” like Triumph the dog: “for me to poop on.” Surely, Jeb’s fart campaign could be as well-received as his ‘fix it’ campaign.

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President Hashtag and First-Lady Twitter

Congressman Mike Rogers told Face the Nation that “you can’t base your policy on what’s trending on Twitter”. Talk about a succinct soundbite.

Time and again this is what the White House does. Though in many cases it drums up the social media on a particular topic, then plays off the stir it creates.

Before Speaker Boehner acted on a Select Committee, there were calls for him to do just that. However, when you looked at his twitter feed, it was littered with liberals saying he needs to “act on UI”, the most important issue at the present — unemployment insurance extension. It was offset by an equal number of calls to raise “minimum wage now”.

Mark Steyn has an excellent column talking about Michelle Obama’s appeal to terrorists to let the girls go, again via the hashtag. Stein posits #Bring Back Our Balls, which says more on foreign policy in Hashtag form than anything the White House demonstrated.

The first actually morphs into the other two: (know which one is real?)

Remember, it was even NYT’ David Brooks, who said Obama has a manhood problem.

“And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued. “Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough.”

“From Yalta to health care,” Mr. Brooks interjected, receiving laughs. [ha ha]

In the Ukraine and Russia debacle, you had the State Dep. say Russia, i.e. Putin, is not honoring the hashtag. So “hashtag” has become an pseudo-icon, euphemism for policy. A place where having millions of followers, and composites, in social media somehow translates to political power.

A similar strategy in Egypt during the Arab Spring movement, wherein the US using social media thought it could influence politics and policy. The Egypt thing worked rather well.

Social media is the pseudo-replacement for diplomacy and getting tough policy. Or as Steyn so eloquently puts it: #BringBackOurBalls

“It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

But then what isn’t? The blogger Daniel Payne wrote this week that “modern liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of talking, not doing”. He was musing on a press release for some or other “Day of Action” that is, as usual, a day of inaction:

Diverse grassroots groups are organizing and participating in events such as walks, rallies and concerts and calling on government to reduce climate pollution, transition off fossil fuels and commit to a clean energy future.

It’s that easy! You go to a concert and someone “calls on government” to do something, and the world gets fixed.

Is it any wonder why they need skilled fiction writers and talking-point editors in this regime? Maybe in Africa or the Middle East they are just having a hard time reading our #Hashtags ? Just saying.

Never mind how dumb or stupid it looks and sounds. Progressives never cared about that, which goes to the next point. The prior post shows MoveOn.UG has its panties in a bunch drawing their own red lines. Do not label Boko Haram a terrorist organization, they say. No, if you don’t think kidnapping over 250 girls and the unlimited violence and killing qualifies as terrorism, not to mention their aspirations, then you sir might qualify as a liberal progressive.

As my friend Just Gene says, ‘it’s so easy to be a Democrat: they don’t have to worry about hypocrisy and can repeal reality whenever they chose.’ What does truth mean to them anyway? There is no accountability if you are a liberal. Something is whatever you want it to be. Or hashtag #Eatyourheartout , I’m a Democrat, able to solve foreign crises with #hashtag#.

I almost long for the days of Baghdad Bob, when everyone chuckled and agreed it was propaganda. Today we have Jay Carney still at the podium. Yet no hook comes from the wings to yank him off stage. On the contrary, Obama just hired better writers.

Photos: Twitter and TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam May 10
#BringBackOurBalls: Mark Steyn nails ‘this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence’

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