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Oh, for heaven’s sake. Now it’s the rage in America to march against freedom of speech

I have tried mightily not to return to the pages of this blog. Frankly, it was all boringly repetitive. How many times can you say that the Russia story is bogus, made up for political goals, and provide clues, before you decide nobody in this country cares? It is far easier to write off the disastrous Clinton campaign to treachery than it is to accept that you boobs on the left chose a lemon for your honey. I was bored with the deliberately provoked angst over Ernst Blofeld aka Vladimir Putin trying to take over the world. I never found a convincing answer to the question: how can Russia be so third-rate and so first-rate at the same time? I never heard an answer of any kind to “where is the proof that Russia did any of the things you accuse it of?” and certainly not to the question, “where did Russia change any election results in any precinct in the country?” I got tired of asking. The left-provoked hysteria made the American air rancid, like bad breath. I decided I’d let Judicial Watch do the digging and asking for me.

I was (and am!) tired of the women in this country, who have all the opportunities a woman could want and are still whining because the country didn’t hand them the presidency. They feel offended, and I’m offended by their offense. I’d say taking their side and my side together, every woman in America is now offended by something. And as an aside, I was really tired of women who marched so jolly wearing a knit hat said to be a pussy, but which looked nothing like any definition of the word. The very idea of such an antic points to the essentially juvenile nature of the left and its useful fools.

I am tired of the men who aren’t men at all, but think it is okay to be a “little gay.” Although gay is so tame. Who cares about gay? Today we have women who mutilate themselves by taking male hormones, cutting off their breasts and hanging on to the other stuff, and no doubt many “men” as well. As Cher’s benighted daughter said, she wasn’t giving up her fun as a woman just because she wants to be a man. No real commitment there, if you ask me.  I have seen two stories in which such a creature has given birth after “becoming” male. Think of that poor child. In any humane state, such critters would be sterilized at the same time as their sex change operation, even if only partial. This will prevent any poor child from being conceived by such people. Who is paying for all this medical experimentation? When I was young, insurance companies would not even pay for infertility treatments for women!

I am tired of the suffocating hypocrisy of the left, on all matters, but Charlottesville and Boston come to mind. I remain floored that 15000 people came out and marched against freedom of speech. That’s the flat truth of the matter, no matter how the media gussies it up. The licensed demonstrators put out a list of “rules” in advance that stated their goal of giving support to the First Amendment and advised that demonstrators were not to bring any  type of arm or carry  any type of hate paraphernalia, not to provoke or be provoked, etc. So as not to invade the safe space of all those Boston folks so afraid of free speech, I guess. In any case, people were riled up that there was still somebody not cowed enough to shut up about free speech, which everybody knows is just a code name for racism, insensitivity, cultural buffoonery, ignorance, homophobia, and so on. This thus required a mob of 15000 to show those licensed demonstrators who was boss and warn they better shut up. And guess what? The licensed demonstrators were frightened by the mob and left, taking Freedom of Speech with them.

Oh, yes, Boston and its famed university are well down that slippery slope to irrelevance and even treachery to the US Constitution. Go Sox!

Meantime, those wise men who made our country great, and led great conflicts at risk of life, but who were not lucky enough to be born in the 21st c. with its cultural nuances and deep morality, are having their statues torn down (as if Thomas Jefferson gives a fuck). And pulled down by people who look like potential deportees or escaped criminals, who have zero understanding of US history or our cultural values (or those that were). Our history is to be rewritten by idiots.

What really rankles most is the creeps we somehow elected to the US Congress when they were posing as conservatives– where the hell does Rubio get off saying it’s all right to use violence against people whose messages you don’t like? Viva Fidel! He won’t be getting my vote or my measly ten bucks this next time. He can go home to Cuba, which I understand is now a free country or what he might accept as such. And Jeff Flake — elected on a wave of Tea Party support and now turned full scale progressive. Open borders (and strong backs!). Tell us Jeff Flake — what did you do for Arizona lately? You didn’t produce a health-care bill, did you? Or tax reform? But you found time to carry on a tirade against the President. I hope you don’t make it through the next Arizona primary and if you do, that you lose your seat. I’d rather an honest communist sitting in Congress than a false friend such as you.

Now we can come to the source of many of my frustrations, the President himself. I must say, even when I was harsh toward him, I was hopeful that the dynamism that made him successful in business would translate to the presidency. I am skeptical. And I am skeptical despite granting that on certain things he has fulfilled his campaign pledges or is  making progress to that end, and that his policies have actually worked (and will in time develop their own problems, as always will happen). Look at the drop in illegal immigration, which is making business scream in pain and leave advisory councils by the dozens. (How about an actual law to let workers sans families in to fill those empty spots and earn some money?)

I think Kelly has put an end to the harmful leaks, but he seems to be killing diversity of thought in the process. Steve Bannon’s departure is really, as Bannon himself said, the end of the “MAGA” period of Trump’s presidency. Slowly but surely Trump is being herded into the smooth notch where all the interests of the Elite and the Dark State meet. He is still resistant on the foreign war bit, but give his enemies (and ours) time.

If all Trump is doing is bringing some order to his policy-making process, then well and good. I said from the start that Trump had better be prepared to deal with all the variant outlooks he was putting on his staff and Cabinet, and he was certainly not prepared or able to do so. So Kelly’s iron fist is good, for now. On the other hand, I also see an emerging pattern in which all the conservatives are herded out of the White House and its environs to give place to those minions of the Deep State who never gave up occupancy. If that is the case, then I’m with Bannon — we have a war on to save the ideas that were behind Trump’s win; all we lack is a leader.

 

 


Assault Against Global Freedom of Information Begins: US Suspected

Wikileaks has for some time been providing Americans with indisputable evidence of grave crimes of a whole variety committed by the Clintons, their friends, their political supporters, their political donors, their children, their in-laws and anyone unscrupulous enough to associate with these mostly unindicted felons. The documents were hacked by unknown parties from the “secured” communications of the support apparat of one Hillary Clinton, she of the infamous unsecured and illegal private email server sending classified USG information, which she later disappeared. The communications stolen from you and me, as the owners of USG information, that were first said by a high CIA muckety-muck to have certainly been hacked multiple times by multiple parties and later, as the election got underway, said had not. Which was before the FBI Director, who in vain has asked us not to picture a weasel each time we hear his name, in essence issued a pardon for crimes that the vast majority of the investigators felt was more than ample basis for prosecution.

The Democrats and their State Directorate of Agit-Prop (that would be every major information outlook and look twice at Fox, as well) immediately and with zero proof (as usual) decided to play the Russian Bogey-man Card by asserting that it had to be Russia. This from a campaign that cannot secure its own communications — as if their brilliant techs had traced it right back to Vladimir Putin.

Since we all know this is the cheapest kind of fear-baiting and hysteria-mongering, the whole thing rings false, and not just false — but irrelevant. I don’t care who hacks into all our information so long as he, she or it shares it with all Americans. We have a right to know the crimes that are being committed on the US taxpayers’ dime, and since they won’t tell us, please — whoever you are — share it with us.

But now we have the news from Assange that his network has been severed by a “state” agent — that would be the UK and behind the UK, the Government of the United States of America (and I am not alone in suspecting it). The source of all the dirt that abounds in the Clinton history to the very minute is being shut down so that we cannot consider who it is that we are about to elect.

It is an assault of the gravest type on the global freedom of information, and I am awaiting a request for a UN Security Council session to discuss this clamp-down on information flows for political reasons.

Russia, you can do it. Get your friend China to sign on with you. If you don’t want to do that, please see to it that Mr. Assange is enabled to continue releasing this information.

Americans, especially you on the left. People just like you brought nearly 80 years of total oppression and death to the Soviet Union, and people like you were the first to go. The hero of the Russian Revolution, the poet Mayakovsky, put a bullet through his own head as all his friends were executed and before the State he loved so much could put a bullet there for him. Anybody with a conscience could not exist peacefully. So don’t be too smug.

 


On the Glory of Free Expression

Our younger generations don’t even know what freedom of expression is or means. That’s because they hardly ever hear a contrary voice throughout their school years and if they do, that voice is quickly silenced by peer disapproval and teacher discipline. Lenny Bruce, the foul-mouthed lefty who lived and breathed to shock hum-drum 1950s America with his harsh comedy, or the women who demanded a vote, or the homosexual who was openly who he was — they were acts that taught us the meaning of freedom to say or express whatever you like. It meant having to listen to these horses’ asses yammering at us even when we would have loved for somebody to shut them up. And we respected that right, knowing that someday we might need its protection as well.

Poor kids. Today  Lenny Bruce is the principal in their elementary school and actively discourages kids from pledging allegiance to any flag, especially that of the oppressive US. His teacher’s union is headed by the woman who demanded the vote and now wants to marry her girlfriend, the one who loses no chance to drum into the little kids’ brains that sex has nothing to do with what is between their legs and men are oppressors. His Boy Scout leader is a gay blade who accompanies the little boys to summer camp and plays with them to his heart’s content. (Why didn’t Michael Jackson volunteer as a Boy Scout leader? I bet he thought about it.)

And what about all those other people, the ones who disagree with the officially-acceptable point of view? Aren’t they allowed to speak their minds? Don’t we get the protection of the first amendment?

Well, in a word, no.

A straight baker must bake a cake celebrating a homosexual union the baker deeply feels to be a perversion and a sin. But a gay baker may refuse to decorate a cake stating “marriage is an act between one man and one woman,” a legal point of view held by numerous states, because it is offensive to him. A US flag flown by a vet in a condo complex has to be taken down; but Mexican illegals, in our schools at our expense, can fly the Mexican flag at school, wear it on their clothes, and hoist it pretty much anywhere. They can also fly the US flag upside down. In our prisons, the taxpayers are getting socked with the cost of making creepy convict males into even creepier convict females. Just consider that oh-so-creepy Cpl. Manning. (And Chelsea! I guess they look alike.) Soon it will be illegal for any church to preach that homosexuality goes against God’s law. I’m guessing a Department of Indoctrination is in the offing.

And when was the last time you recall the scientific community uniting with one voice to condemn the manipulative and deceptive practices of the eco-fanatics? Where is the letter from the NSF to the world, decrying efforts to silence and even punish anybody who scoffs at the prophecies of impending disaster we are tormented with at every turn?

How about religion in general? Atheists, trans-gendered no doubt, don’t want that religious crap anywhere, not in the US capital and not in your home, if you want to know the truth. And religion doesn’t hold much sway anymore, or so its seems given the various sects’ supine acceptance of the assault on them. I wonder how the Supreme Court will rule on homosexual marriage: will they uphold that First Amendment right that gives religion its special protections from assault by government, that specifically enumerated and deeply considered right; or will they ignore that right and create a new one out of whole-cloth, a right that, if put to the founders, would have found universal rejection as any such thing. Will they create a right that then seriously impinges on freedom of religion by making certain doctrines anathema and forcing churches instead to recognize homosexuality and the unions of homosexuals? Will pastors who oppose homosexual marriage be forced to marry two women or men anyway? I am absolutely certain, if this is how it goes, the  next step will be polygamy, then human and other. But let’s be brutally frank, as long as I’m expressing my opinions: marriage isn’t worth a plug nickel anymore anyway. It has already been deeply degraded by the left-wing gay rights agenda that includes the destruction of that institution and has become so au courant that the Republican elite has adopted it as their own, as well. Ask Ken Mehlman, our gay ex-GOP party chairman.

And God forbid that anybody should question the bona fides of a person with the right colored skin (anything but white). If you ask why Obama has been such a destructive force in the White House, accelerating the fall of the great American nation, it is because you are a racist. If you think that the Hispanic George (Jorge) Zimmerman was right to shoot that vicious little thug Trayvon Martin, you are a racist.If you think Al Sharpton is a lying, greedy and wicked provocateur who lines his pockets on other people’s problems, then you are a racist.

And now comes the female and womanly part of the “no freedom of expression zone.” Hillary Clinton. When the male GOP candidate goes up against her, he’d best pull no punches and go relentlessly after this corrupt and contemptible woman for all her underhanded dealings. If he shows any inclination to fall back to defense, the media whores of the Democrat Party will crucify him. Every word pronounced will be considered for its potential, even likely, sexism. So don’t make them look for it, give it to them. When you’re at a barbecue, gush how you love a hotdog and a bun, not two buns or two hotdogs, but precisely one hotdog and one bun!

I, for one, don’t intend to shut up voluntarily. I will go to my grave calling things the way I see them and rebutting the inane and lame arguments of the opposing camp. If all they have to say in return is “shut up,” I guess, like Lenny Bruce, I’ll keep on handing it out to those brainwashed Americans.


America: Home of the Less Free than Ever

gestapoThe Daily Caller carries a story about a freelance journalist and one-time reporter for the Washington Times, Audrey Hudson, who has become the latest victim of America’s Gestapo. On the pretext of searching for guns belonging to her husband — who was prohibited from owning any under a 1980s conviction for resisting arrest — Federal agents raided Ms. Hudson’s home in the wee small hours of the morning. Not only did they search for guns , but it seems they stole off with a large quantity of information relating to the woman’s investigative work. Neither she nor her work product were named in the search warrant; she was  not informed about the seizure of this material at the time (and not until much later); and most importantly, the materials taken relate to an investigation of the federal air marshals service. The agents took Ms. Hudson’s legally-owned weapons, as well. That’s so interesting — were they going to look for her husband’s fingerprints on them? Or does a spouse now have to share in the punishment meted out to his or her better half? Or was it just plain illegal seizure?

blackmail1Nobody who bothers to read my articles is a fool. You will all have concluded that the gun thing was cooked up after somebody did some investigative work of their own and discovered her husband’s conviction — a useful bit of information to those in the blackmail business. It was all our nefarious authoritarian authorities needed to break into Ms. Hudson’s home and steal whatever it is they really wanted. What they got were the names of all her confidential sources for the air marshals story, as well as bunches of de-classified documents originally bearing not a security designation, but an administrative one: for official use only. Ms. Hudson had obtained the material under the Freedom of Information Act. They informed her they had the documents only after they were reassured that they were legally obtained.

The KGB always carried out their raids in the middle of the night. That is when people are at their most defenseless, still half-asleep and not understanding what is happening. Millions disappeared in this fashion. I wonder when this left-wing junta will start simply snatching people off the street? Or dragging them out of their beds? Do you think these rabid dogs of the left will hesitate to do that if they have total power in the US? How many politically uncorrect thoughts have you had today? I personally will pack a ditty-bag in anticipation of an unannounced visit from the Storm Troopers.

What does this latest outrage against America mean? It means the criminals in Washington and in our local governments are becoming increasingly authoritarian. They will no longer wait for their enemies to cross a line. They will snoop around and find a pretext to do what they think needs doing, which is shutting up the opposition.

purgeWhat else does it mean? It means that all agencies of the Executive branch are tainted by political corruption. Even our military no longer answers to the national interest, but to party and ideological interests. This corruption is deepening with every month this regime holds power. We’ve all heard about how many high-ranking military officers have been removed or retired from their posts in the past few years, but I’d like to know how many mid-ranking officers have retired or resigned in the same period. I’d also like to know how much shuffling has gone on in the civil service at the top and mid levels. I don’t think there’s much doubt that a purge is on not only in the Armed Forces, where it is well advanced, but across the government. Ask yourself this: is there a single arm of the Federal Government that you trust?

This raid also incapsulates the new debased approach to Constitutional freedoms: they are totally relative, as good Marxian values always are. If freedom of assembly and freedom of speech are absolutely inviolable when illegals mass on the National Mall, that doesn’t mean they are equally inviolable when exercised by the bikers, the truckers, the vets or any other regime opponents. If it is a violation of law for the FBI to snoop directly on a US citizen without a warrant, that doesn’t mean the IRS can’t snoop on all of us through the many channels now at its disposal. Freedom of religion protects atheists and Moslems, but not Christians or Jews. If the Attorney General acts like lightning in response to any perceived or pretended infringement of black and hispanic voting rights, it doesn’t mean he is equally vigilant when the Black Panthers intimidate white voters at the polls.

kangaroo courtWe apparently are in the age of the kangaroo trial, or monkey trial as the idiot Pallone from New Jersey called that charade. The Soviets always operated on the premise that you if make an example of some transgressor, make the punishment harsh enough, it silences everybody else. Russian comic Yakov Smirnov joked back in the 80s that the thing he loved most about America was warning shots. He added that Russia also had warning shots: they shot the first guy in the back as a warning to everybody else.

While we’re compiling lists of things we’d like to know — and we need a computer to keep track — let’s add the number of journalists who have been a) intimidated and threatened; or b) co-opted. The give-away is the coverage given to regime crimes against democracy. If they don’t say anything unless to mock, they are co-opted. I’d guess the number in category (a) is going to grow.


Government Shut-Down and Public Discontent

shutdownAnother week has flown by, life a round of bureaucratic exercises and politics a nest of snakes. The USG remains shut down and according to one poll, 70 percent of Americans can’t detect any difference in their lives because of the cessation of activity. I personally breathe a little easier knowing the engineers of our destruction are temporarily idle, and my most fervent wish is that they would stay off the job permanently. I admit that I was unable to speak with my local Social Security office to see why they were withholding money due them because SSA had miscalculated benefits when I had long ago sent them a check for same. The money grubbers never rest and never get furloughed. They just plow ahead with their screw-ups.

silent majorityI see the Democrat politburo has tumbled to the fact that some of us have anarchist sentiments. Well, not usually — but when the choice is having an oppressive government or none, I’ll take none. Isn’t it odd that we, the once-silent majority who allowed this erosion of rights over the years, are the trouble-makers — and the Dems, whose leaders were all birthed in that totally self-centered and anarchist youth rebellion of the 1960s-70s, are the old-liners, the hard-liners. These guys and their State Propaganda officers like Chris Matthews and Candy Crowley could be time-dropped into 1930’s Germany and they would fit right in with the Nazi crowd, I guarantee it. Or with the Bolsheviks in 1917, executing the aristocrats, the wealthy, and the just plain disliked. Someone like Kathleen Sibelius is generic to any authoritarian system.

crystal ballThe polls have swung wildly of late, now favoring the Republicans, now the Dems. Most recently the GOP is getting hammered and the soothsayers have been poring over the omens to see what it all means. The brat in the White House has been childishly vindictive and overtly partisan and punitive. His goal is to make the public — or the half of the public he doesn’t care about — suffer until they squeal and he has rejected arrogantly each and every offer from the Republicans on issues that need negotiation. The public still blames the GOP, say the political mavens. It seems to me that the analysts are off on a wild-goose chase. “The nation is blaming the GOP” may be the case, but a big part of that nation belongs to the voices within the center-right. Some Republicans disapprove of the drama in Congress, counseling pragmatic action that gradually advances our interests (they say). They are vehemently opposed to the Taxed Enough Already crowd and their representatives in Congress. They think Boehner should shut them up. Many others disapprove of the GOP because they (we) know the leadership isn’t sincere or committed to conservative principles. We see Cruz out there in the arena carrying the tattered banner of freedom, while Boehner and company look down from Olympus in anger and consternation. And we out in the hinterlands look back on them with contempt.

The dramatic drop in GOP favorability is far more a judgment from the party base than a national view of the party. The downturn is coming from its own ranks — conservatives who don’t see our representatives in Congress listening to our voices. We aren’t angry at them for shutting down government, we’re angry because they’re already cutting their usual deals to get that government re-opened before they are accused of being an opposition. We are seriously annoyed that they are tearing Cruz limb from limb because his approach to legislating doesn’t conform with theirs. We’re irritated as hell that a lot of those people we thought were conservative are in fact also looking for a deal and an end to an inconvenient (if much needed) confrontation with no winners and some big losers. We are fed up with the accommodationist crowd.

We’re dismayed that the Party so obviously functions like a beast with one spine and two brains, or one and a half if you are really honest about the Establishment Republicans. The GOP has demanded negotiations on a series of major issues that affect our common future, but is wobbly on holding the line. They keep stepping back that much further. They are determined to short-circuit the conservative revolt and close out this messy chapter of a dying democracy. Our snot-nosed president says he has nothing to discuss. That is because he has no ideas on offer except do what I say. The GOP leadership has no obligation to accept that position as reasonable, but they will end up doing so in exchange for some cosmetic fix they can tout as a plus. Just to get the upper hand over the rebels in their ranks. Just to move on. What I’d like to know is, where they think they are moving on to. If they think they’ll win once the public is exhausted with the left, they are quite mistaken. By then a big part of their voting base will have disappeared.

From where I sit, a man like Ted Cruz is the only kind of representative we should have: one who believes in and upholds our Constitution and one who thinks his positions should be dictated by the people who put him in office, not the guys who decide if he’ll be the GOP candidate next time around. The intransigents are in power in our country; it will take more than an amiable opposition to oust them. We need fighters, not wimps.

Okay, I’ll concede that all this may be a bad sign for the GOP, but it isn’t a bad sign for the conservative movement. It is the conservative wing that is rising up in defiance and saying that the Republicans are not much better than the Democrats and that neither is a constitutional-minded group. I read a commentary by a conservative who wrote that there are no true rights that cost anything. If something is a right, it comes grace of God and no other way. So education or health care or one’s daily bread are not and can never be rights, because somebody has to pay for them. And rights can’t be bought. Those who can’t earn the bread they eat need to be cared for by the neighborhood, the community, the author wrote. Except we don’t have communities anymore, we are broken irreparably and there are too many needy — because the government wants to break us all down to the lowest common denominator, the better to control us. Poverty grows, anger grows, and who knows what lies simmering in our future?

Pat Buchanan’s latest cogent argument concerns secession — specifically, its international legal precedents and the movements around the country by parts of states to secede. I recommend it. Its something we should start thinking about. Because it is tragically clear that there is no way back to the Constitution under the current regime. They are entrenching their autocracy.

 


Surely something good will come of all this

the knightsThe America that is fed up with Washington abuses fired its first important shot across the bow of the USG after electing a handful of guys like Ted Cruz. For the first time in, gosh, hardly ever, the Republican leadership stood tall on an issue, the continuing resolution set-to. The reluctant warrior fought side-by-side with the visionary crusader. They fought for what was right, not what was convenient. Defund Obamacare! Millions of Americans were cheering. Then, in the blink of an eye, we were past that difficult period and back to business as usual. The next draft law sent to the Senate had dropped the big idea and moved on to mere details — important ones, but not the main show. Each demand is getting tinier and less significant and soon we’ll be down to “we want a committee of Congress to oversee Death Panel decision-making.” It would be nice, but as futile as the Congress itself has become.

The truth of the matter is that the enthusiasm of Establishment Republicans for carrying the torch of freedom has already waned; the timid warriors are scuttling back into their easy collaboration with the people who oppress us. They don’t want to get blamed for having a backbone. Furthermore, McCain has to get back to stirring up a hornet’s nest in Syria, which looks perilously close to slipping out of the war zone thanks to the sly maneuvering of Vladimir Putin. Perhaps I’m jumping to conclusions or biased or just cynical. But I have a niggling feeling that before long the leaders of the GOP (Camp Boehner, not Cruz) will be back in the groove, finding whatever way possible to cave to the Dude’s ultimatum of no negotiation without saying as much. The prez thought to combine two sets of negotiations and offer a few crumbs vis a vis the budget, but nothing on Obamacare. Let’s see what the GOP does. I’m guessing go with the flow, although these days that outcome is becoming chancier due to rebels in the ranks.

third partyWhile the Dude infuses his adoring mob with a spirit of hatred and envy, the Republicans square off against one another inside their sagging Big Top. There may already be too great an abyss between the two camps to allow them to hold together. The difference between the wings is that of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz or Ron Paul. If we do get a third party movement, political stability will be even more fragile. But no matter what happens, I’m happy to see people who have a sense of history and a determination to fight against the complete transformation of America rather than just trying to soften the blow. It was inspiring to see Ted Cruz on his feet hour after hour talking to Americans about what Obama-care means for them and their loved ones. I know now that the new political movement emerging in America has a nucleus of leaders, even if they don’t agree among themselves on every issue. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul. And Marco Rubio, too.

Meanwhile, Cruz detractors within the GOP are having fun ripping into the man for public viewing. The twin-headed monstrosity McCain-Graham was aghast at the Texan’s nerve in refusing to cease and desist, shut up, sit down, have a taco, whatever. The peace-makers argued that the battle was done. It was time to pull down the flag and go home. Everybody will blame us, they cried, if we stand for something so much that we are willing to act like an opposition. The Old Guard tried to force the silence of those opposed to appeasement and they failed. Unfortunately, the Miss Congeniality clique won’t give up; they will continue to huddle and try to figure out how to shut up Cruz and Company — a very tiny company in the halls of Congress. Washington is the Land of the Deal, and nobody makes deals better than the GOP elite and nobody screws up a deal quicker than a conservative in today’s America. The GOP apparently doesn’t belong to us on the right; it belongs to some other amorphous group of wobbly virtues and principles. The Establishment guys still think the groundswell of support for the Cruz monologue was all pr. The sad truth is many of our so-called representatives haven’t represented us in ages. The wouldn’t know public sentiment if it bit them in their big soft behinds.

libertariansThe only way the GOP is going to recover its vital center-right base is to go back to their roots and their founding ideas and start really fighting for them. If, like the False Pope now sitting in Rome, they decide to cast their fates and that of their institutions to the winds of change, they will find themselves out of office at the first election. And the Dems might think that they will benefit from the collapse of the GOP at the national level. But they won’t be crowing when they face the third party movement born from that collapse, because it is going to attract lots of people who don’t find room for themselves in today’s Democrat Party. It’s going to change the whole way this country does business.

truckers The new Establishmentarians, as exemplified by such technocratic robots as Kathleen Sibelius and the racist Eric Holder, are worried about that rabble called America. The popular wave of anger at the suffocation of basic rights is only now beginning to build. With every day, the battle lines are more deeply drawn. The US Government has become openly oppressive and politicized. The law is entirely flexible and is applied to foes and suspended for friends. USG funds are used as political slush funds. Crimes of high officials go unpunished. And the right is beginning to strike back. God bless the bikers! God bless the truckers! Now if the rest of us would converge on Washington and hang out there on the National Mall, that would be a sight to behold.

If there are no changes made to the head-on collision course Obama and his Party leadership has set our country up for, we are going to have the immovable object meeting the irresistible force. No more turning a blind eye to the Marxist indoctrination our children are now subject to, no ignoring attacks on Christians (at home, let’s not even mention abroad). We are not going to take it any more. And we will see how well the right does at getting its people to vote in the next elections and in every election to see that conservatives with backbones are elected, not the cowards who now control the Party — or are trying to keep control of it, more accurately.

Every so often that vast right-wing conspiracy comes together for a brief while to allow a wave to swallow up the voracious left. I think we have already started the battle. Next year will be a big challenge that has to make a mark. We need one hundred more Cruz and Paul types. No resting now, blogosphere.


Government Corruption at Home, World Dominion Abroad

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I just finished reading the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page; best-written journalism in all of the country, in my humble opinion. There is an article in today’s issue about the SEC, the latest in a growing list of super-power government agencies that have abused their authorities for purely political purposes, under intense pressure from high-level Democrats and to the disadvantage of the Republican Party. If this continues, the Republican Party is likely to win the US sympathy vote just because it is now emerging how badly the Party was hobbled in 2012 by the Democrat-corrupted US Government in all its many guises. Why don’t our Washington autocrats just declare the Republican Party an illegal organization and have done with it? Then we on the right would be sure where we stand and take appropriate action.

Funny, I was just thinking yesterday how hypocritical and anti-free speech it is that in Germany the Communist Party, which next door in Russia polished off millions of victims, is legal; but the Nazi Party, which polished off millions of Germans at home, is not. I suppose it was not out of nicety that the post-War government criminalized the Nazis, but rather the suspicion that a new Nazi Party would soon eclipse any others in popularity. It is my considered judgment that there is something about Nazism that fits the German personality and their Weltanschauung (that’s German for world view). I knew a nice German lad at Georgetown University who claimed to be a Marxist, but his Daddy was a Nazi police officer and I’m afraid if I had scratched Anton’s surface, I would have found the same stuff as papa. It’s just German. By the same token, the insufferable bureaucracy that we think of when we think of communism is not communist, but Russian. The very first Russian birth was no doubt attested to with parchment and a seal, just to make it all official. National character does show through.

governmentSo what is our national character, if you were to judge by our government? I’d say sneaky, vindictive, dishonest, bullying, arrogant, irresponsible and felonious. Yes, that sounds about right. But really, we all know that our national character has been hijacked by the left, who have turned our gold into dross. Where we used to be idealistic, now we are just demanding — we’re your role models, so do what we tell you to do or else. Where we once stood for a way of governance and life that was unique in the world, today our government trolls and their corrupt masters elected into office are insuring that we look just like Europe, or maybe Latin America or Africa. But all is not lost. We opponents of the Obama regime and its minions are keeping the faith. One way or the other, in the end we will prevail. We might be running our own country apart from Left World, but we’ll be the ones teaching the kids and we won’t allow that right to be taken from us again.

On another subject, my husband forwarded to me a think-piece by a friend of ours, a retired ambassador, who provided a rather provocative view of Russia. He claims Russia is becoming politically unstable because of regime abuses against individual rights that are provoking opposition, although he admits that an independent survey found that 66 percent of Russians support Putin. According to our friend, Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian who is moving Russia away from democracy, trying to squeeze out dissent through abuse of the government apparatus and the courts. Hence, he opines, the US should have nothing more to do with him. Instead he proposes that the US cozy up to the political opposition and otherwise try to cause public disorder in Russia by increasing our intervention in that country’s internal affairs.

putinWell, of course that isn’t in his words, but when you peel away all the frou-frou, that is what you are left with. I agree that Putin is hammy and iron-fisted, but that is what Russians like. In a country perpetually on the edge of political calamity, nothing soothes more than dependable law and order. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter what I think of Putin. That is for the Russians to hash out and any attempt to intervene in Russia is going to pay off here in America. The Russians are old hands at subversion. Perhaps the separatist forces in America would have a Russian patron, and what a thought that is.

It also occurs to me that the abuses the author of the article imputes to Putin are not much different from the abuses being carried out by the USG. If the world should shun Putin, why not shun Obama, too? The two men are both autocrats.

Not content with an incipient civil war in America, our government and many Americans are convinced that the US has the moral right to tell other countries how to live and govern themselves. We assert a tacit right to judge and to settle other nations’ fights. America’s armed forces are not just being reshaped into a misshapen conglomerate of sexual deviants and atheists, but they are also being misused by the government for utterly inane purposes that bring neither us nor others good. Right now our government is ramping up a war against Saddam Hussein, Iran and Russia in the Middle East. The forces are lining up on either side. This isn’t the Cold War anymore. It’s very like to be a Hot one.


Snowden: What Next?

usrussI’m back to Snowden again. This case fascinates me for two reasons: one, Snowden revealed how powerful the octopus of US intelligence has become, pulling in every scrap of information about us 24/7, and two, it involves Russia and its complex relationship with America.

It seems as if Russia is about to grant Snowden temporary asylum. A lot of hysterics in the US, in the Administration and in both parties, call this a slap in the face and harboring a criminal. Obama wants him back and nobody is cooperating. As I’ve written before, the law is clear that the nation accepting an asylee does so based on its own judgment of the merits of the asylum application. I don’t ever recall a case where spies were turned over — but then, in the old days the spies were generally absconding to the country for which they had spied. This is a horse of a different color, but it really makes the issue of asylum, from a moral perspective, easier to decide. Snowden did not violate his vow to secrecy for monetary reasons, or for fifteen minutes of fame, but out of conviction that the  US government was violating fundamental Constitutional principles in its non-stop and expansive monitoring of the nation’s personal business. He sought asylum knowing he would be imprisoned for life for what he did and suspecting that all sorts of not-quite torture awaited him. Who wouldn’t seek asylum? Just because you reveal the evils of an entity doesn’t mean you’d like to be punished for it. People who claim he’s a coward for running don’t get it. He wants to tell his story. He can’t do that from a prison.

I read someone or other recently who was bitterly asserting that Snowden’s character was evident in his choice of countries as possible asylum. Huh? Isn’t it quite clear that his choice of countries was not a choice? He had a handful of nations that were gutsy enough to challenge the US on this one, and not one more. He was roundly rejected by all the NATO countries to which he applied and China, that bastion of enlightened self-interest, shoveled him straight onto a conveyer belt into Russia, where a surprised Putin was pretty annoyed at the stunt. Putin, however, doesn’t have a personal problem dealing with the US. He considers Russia an equal in many respects to America — particularly today’s teetering America. And as a tough guy, he doesn’t react well to threats, veiled or otherwise, which is I’m sure what Obama offered during the famous meeting in which fisticuffs appeared under consideration or in Obama’s case, pouting.

When Snowden came to Moscow, Russia became the obvious asylum granter. After all, everybody makes it clear they couldn’t possibly grant asylum unless Snowden were in their country, and he can’t get to another country because the USG has indicated it will force down any flight suspected of carrying him — even if it is also carrying the president of another country. I wonder how Americans would react if Obama’s plane were forced down by Russians to take someone off it by force. Not well, I’d guess. The US is setting some really bad international precedents.

Of course the Chinese and Russia now know what Snowden knows. There’s nothing to be done about it. Such a hush-hush organization ought to have better security. But Putin’s hands are tied as far as Snowden’s status. He has said and his chief alter-egos have said that Snowden was never a spy for Russia and is not a criminal from their perspective. He will not be turned over. I know the US has people over there squeezing, threatening and pleading, but I think they ought to let this subside into oblivion. It isn’t doing much for the US image to be seen as begging at Russia’s door, and in vain.

european hypocrisyA couple of things occur to me. First, I’ve learned from the denial of Snowden’s asylum request that the Europeans’ claim to moral superiority (over America, certainly) is totally bogus. Their judgment that crimes of conscience are identical to crimes of venality makes it plain that they are quite amenable to abandoning any principles they might actually hold dear when it comes to stark self-interest. They didn’t want problems with the US, and they sure didn’t want all the details of their own felonious snooping on their citizens coming out in the open. They as much as put their imprimatur on US spying at home and abroad.

russian girlSecond, Snowden will be okay in Russia. He might even find a Russian girl to marry. It isn’t the US, or London or Paris, but it is Moscow, which is a very interesting place. It’s absolutely true, as former UK spy Matthew Dunn writes on the Fox News website, that the Russian government will always be watching him and he will never be trusted by the people who give him asylum. But aside from that, he will find a huge and fascinating country with people who generally  think what he did is heroic. What they really are reacting to in Snowden is probably their own secret wish for someone like Snowden who would blow the lid off the Russian State’s domestic espionage.


Is the GOP on Life Support?

sick gopAn exchange with a reader recently on the subject of third parties has made me give some thought to where we are vis a vis the Republican Party. More specifically: can it survive as one of two political parties, or will it shatter into pieces in internecine warfare? This is an experience many other countries have had. In Panama, the Liberal Party began disintegrating in the late 1980s under the pressure of the back-to-back dictatorships of Torrijos and Noriega. In Nicaragua, the Liberal Party of Anastasio Somoza went underground with the Sandinista dictatorship, surfacing throughout the contra ranks and in exile. Today, there is no central Liberal party to rally the troops and the Sandistas, under the flag of democracy, have reestablished their dictatorship with full approval from the international community and the US White House.

What happens when one party in a stable two-party political system starts to collapse? The most immediate effect is alienation. At first, as the party elite grows ever farther from the base in thinking and interests, a large faction of the base expresses its objections by staying home on election days.  The difference in turnout hands the election to the opposition. An even larger share of the party base becomes alienated as a result of the defeats. Future losses at the polls are virtually guaranteed because people who don’t think their team can win start looking for a new voice. Contributions to the old party start to diminish as people put their political investment elsewhere or nowhere.

randSuggestions of new parties begin to spring up, but overall leadership is missing — the pieces of a winning strategy remain fragmented, with no rudder to guide them. Individually the factions are weak and their lack of coordination and focus adds to the overwhelming power at the polls of the opposition party. The final step is the actual creation of new political parties, thus institutionalizing the demise of the two-party system and ushering an era of multi-party elections and effective one-party rule.

Of course, there is always the possibility that a strong leader or leaders arise who can unify and lead diverse groups to victory at the polls. The GOP has a small but strong pool of political leaders, young and vigorous. Maybe they could rescue their party. Or maybe not.

If you think multi-party elections are good for a country, take a look at Italy. The last time it knew any stability was under Mussolini.  Look at England, where the failure of the Tories to preserve the spirit as well as the banner of their credo has led to a strengthening of conservative “interest group” parties, some with only a single issue. The more the number of parties, the more fragmented power becomes, and the more fragmented politics become, the greater a country’s instability.

palinThat said — and it isn’t a happy outlook — I’m afraid we may be seeing the actual break-up of the GOP. It suffers from a leadership outlook that in many ways is indistinguishable from that of the opposition and grows more distant every day from the people who vote them into power. The sense of alienation from our political system as a whole and from our own party in particular is growing. And we are hearing louder calls for secession or a third party. I think a third party is far more likely to happen, but secession is a happy thought.

I’ve said before and I reiterate, a new political party is not the answer. We need a political movement, which is a much broader stream, one that can embrace a far greater number of people who share fundamental beliefs even if they don’t agree on each and every issue. The GOP should be part of the movement, but not its face. This strategy is the only way to attract all the people who are alienated from the Democrat Party and others, too, to the battle to oust the neo-totalitarians.

Movements are not forever, unlike US postage stamps. They arise because they are needed at some moment in time to mobilize a great chorus of voices, all out of tune with the government that purports to represent them. If the GOP performs well, it can emerge intact and strengthened in a post-leftist period, but if it can’t find its backbone — we could end up in that bad place called a multi-party system and that can only mean an effective one-party system.

But then again, all of life is a risk. Sometimes the risk is worth it, and I’d say we’re about there.

 

 


David and Goliath

snowdenI never thought I would approve of somebody stealing secrets from the USG. I had nothing but contempt for the traitors who scorned our security and carried vital classified information to sworn enemies of our country. And they did it out of hatred for America. The little Manning twerp with his inflamed acne, sexual confusion and marginal intelligence is an example of the kind of vermin I particularly despise, people who do us incalculable damage for the sake of their fifteen minutes of fame.

But that was in the Golden Age of America, when our government was headed by people who respected the Constitution and fundamental individual rights and if there were violations of those rights, it wasn’t an official policy but a crime. It was a time when you might not like an administration’s policies, but the most you wanted to do was vote the bums out, not start a revolution. It was a time when the government thought spying was for foreign enemies rather than for the ordinary Joe talking to his pals on the phone or sending emails about his wife’s operation. It was a time when the IRS, that maleficent organization, was more interested in sucking every penny out of the average American’s pocket than in preventing someone from participating in the country’s political life. It was a time when, if a high official lied blatantly before Congress and the country, they suffered for it and were shamed.

Oh, yes, those were the days, but they be gone, my friends. Today our government is too absorbed in silencing and shutting down its domestic political opponents to have a lot of interest left for our foreign foes, and the sad shape we’re in on the foreign policy and security front testifies to that fact. How can the FBI be expected to follow up on a tip hand-delivered to them from another government about the terrorist inclinations of one of America’s all too numerous asylees when it is all tied up plotting political retribution against our own citizens? Those guys can’t do everything, you know. And the priority for this illegal government — because that is what it has morphed into — is not our domestic security. Hey, a leg or two lost, maybe a little kid blown to smithereens — small potatoes when you consider all the other things our Guardians of the State have to worry about. They hardly have a minute’s rest as they carry out surveillance on nefarious reporters trying to find out what role our highest officials played in leaving Americans to fight alone against a murderous mob in Benghazi, or digging out supposedly private medical records of people trying to get a tax exemption for their organization. The new Enemies of the People are Americans who want to expose the mutation of our government into a monstrosity that combines the very best ideas of both Hitler and Stalin. The danger of being unmasked for who they are is the issue that most absorbs the energies of our elected and unelected officials.

tyrannyAmericans have already lost many of their rights. Apparently freedom of association is out the window; some organizers like the illiterate and felonious ACORN folks, are deemed to be  worthy of approval and US taxpayer money. Other Americans, who lack a proper appreciation of Marxist ideology — people who support the Tea Party or Americans for Prosperity — need to be taught a lesson. Roll out the IRS, the FBI, and the NSA, please. Launch the drones. Certainly freedom of speech has been jettisoned, and if you don’t believe it, try hurling an insult at some protected species of human who is calling you names. How about the Second Amendment? Do you feel safe from USG retaliation if you have a gun, or are you sitting there, with the gun pointed at the door, waiting for an FBI raid?

Constitutional freedoms have suffered erosion over a long period as the State has inched its way farther and farther beyond its limited authorities. The drip has now become a deluge that threatens to swallow our liberty altogether. These days, every time I talk on the phone I have an overwhelming urge to sign off with a very rude greeting to NSA and Big Brother (that would be the sham citizen in the White House and his evil band of elves).

All of this brings me to the most visible victim of the police state, Edward Snowden. Yes, he swore himself to secrecy when he took his job, and in normal circumstances his violation of that oath would be beyond the pale. But how can an honest American go to the job everyday, knowing that his organization and the government in Washington are silently, criminally, insidiously, burrowing their way into all of our most private lives and communications? How can he keep silent knowing that the power ministries (as we sneeringly call the Russian law enforcement bodies) respect no Constitutional limits?

For the first time in my life, I hail the secrets-stealer. Snowden is heading into a life of misery, a permanent exile who will never see home again, but the rest of us have been given the vitally important knowledge that our government has become a criminal entity. If you think the USG is brutal when it comes to getting even with somebody guilty of nothing more than believing in small government, you can imagine the fire-spitting fury it is in over Snowden, who removed the patriotic camouflage from a spying program that was aimed at everybody in the United States — every damned one of us. Even that slob Michael Moore.

So I can only feel contempt when I hear the pundits screeching about the terrible Edward Snowden. I feel particular contempt listening to the NSA’s Gen. Alexander, who owes FBI ex-chief Robert Mueller a beer for lying on his behalf. I confess, the General’s somber assessment that the damage Snowden did was irremediable left me cold and unconvinced. Watching his sneaky, lying face all I could think is that the traitor isn’t Edward Snowden — it’s Gen. Alexander and all the others just like him drawing a USG salary. And as for irremediable — back in the 1950’s two of the NSA’s cryptographers pranced off into the Red Sunset of Moscow carrying all our secret codes. Somehow we survived. The hysteria our officials are ginning up is intended to deflect attention from the crimes being committed. I don’t think Snowden is bringing the US to its knees, but I fervently wish the information he gave us would bring our government to its knees.

david and goliathDavid and Goliath. In Amerika, there is only one Goliath and it is the State broken free of its restraints. The rest of us, including Edward Snowden, are the Davids. What are we going to do with the information Snowden gave us at the cost of his own freedom? Is there anything short of mass rebellion that can stop this remaking of America? If we let this pass without making it the greatest rallying cause in over 200 years, then we will have squandered the sacrifice of Edward Snowden.Because living in a place like Cuba or China is not freedom. It’s only a different kind of prison.

God bless Edward Snowden.