Thursday, February 04, 2016
Kind of interesting when both parties' "caucuses" are exposed as fixed, isn't it?
As if ...
Kind of interesting when both parties' "caucuses" are exposed as fixed, isn't it?
As if ...
Yeah yeah. I've been quiet.
I've also been focused in other areas these days, so here are my thoughts on things I've been thinking about ...
1. Ronda Rousey had a really amazing run. I'm looking forward to seeing her try and take it back. Holly (Holm) definitely has her work cut out for her.
2. Trying not to go too quickly while recovering from wrist issues. Training once a week for the time being, with the goal to fight the usual 3-4 per week by the end of January.
3. Getting a fresh set of wheels under my daughter. Should have that done today.
4. Loving just how busy things have been at work. December is usually a wash.
5. Can't say enough about the love I am experiencing. It just gets better every day!
6. Looking forward to seeing the Phillies grow this year. I'm really bummed that they traded Giles, but I suppose they know what they are doing. Also bummed that the Riversharks have left town, and hoping we get a new ballclub in Camden quickly.
7. Why are we bothering with a POTUS race? The powers that be are going to see to it that Hitlery gets in. "The Donald" is only there to make it interesting.
There it is. Good ol' Number 7. Wore it on my back my first season of organized baseball when I was 11. Finally, you say, got to a political point. Well yeah. Now you know why I haven't been posting. Everything has become not only obviously stupid and ridiculous, but simultaneously predictable. What's even more stupid (and sadly just as predictable) is how people are falling for these news reports about all these false-flag attacks all over the country and around the world as if they were truly the random acts of violence they are portrayed as instead of the planned and paid-for attacks that they really are. I'd say you could thank the "truthers" for giving the powers that be the idea for this, but it's now well-known that this has been done in the past - Gulf of Tonkin, the Reichstag, possibly even Pearl Harbor. These people want your guns, and they want war. They want war to profit from it, and they want your guns so that you can't do anything about it.
Anarchists get a bad rap all the time over killings here and there, but how come no one dares compare the number of people killed each year by anarchists with the number of people killed each year by governments? Folks, it isn't even close.
That's another reason for my silence. my friends. I'm reformulating my opinions on things. Finding a more appropriate direction, if you will. I've learned a lot of the "things they don't want you to know about" on many subjects, primarily religion and government (the two main instruments of population control throughout history), and am working on learning to express these new opinions properly and fairly.
I hope to come out swinging. I just don't know when.
This pope has managed to tear down all the work done by John Paul II in his efforts destroy communism. Make no mistake, when this man rails about the "evils of capitalism", he's advocating the "virtues of socialism".
Any reasonable analysis of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth will show his disdain for both governmnet and organized religion, which means the existence of either must be approached with the utmost care and humility, if approached at all. The power of organized religion, just as much as that of government must be kept in check. Jesus wouldn't approve of this pope any more than he would approve of the modern "presidency".
So my question for all you people flocking into the City of "Brotherly Love" to see this clown in action is this:
Would you prefer to be more like Jesus ... or Frankie the Pope?
You can't have it both ways.
Stefan Molyneaux evidently has some sort of cult following. No one can agree with anyone else 100% of the time, but check out this video. He's spot on.
... when you NEVER NEVER QUIT.
I've been casually following this guy for a couple of years now since I heard about him. On the DL right now, but if someone wants to gift me a Pat Venditte jersey, I won't complain.
Yes, I've been around.
Just not around here.
I'm actually about to sit down for the first time in a long time and run about the blogosphere. I find it highly unlikely that I will find anything at all about the things I have been learning about, but what the hell?
There's always the prior context, for what it's really worth, and it's probably still going to be fun to slam the libs. Unfortunately it's now also abundantly clear why conservatives can only talk the game and not play it.
Somehow, I'm still optimistic, though I can much more easily see the reasons for Sage's cynicism.
People use the word anarchy as if it meant something bad. In truth, it is the ultimate right wing philosophy: no government at all.
When people cry about the downside of anarchy, typically they point to unrest and killing. This doesn't make sense at all. Throw out whatever number you can find about the number of people killed each year by anarchists. I guarantee it won't even come close to the number killed by governments, whether through torture and/or murder of the very people they pretend to protect, or by the mass killing of foreigners through war. American soldiers killed more people in Iraq in one day under George Bush than anarchists have killed in all the years since.
Unrest? What exactly is causing the so-called unrest in the world? You guessed it - GOVERNMENT. People aren't satisfied (one way or the other) with whatever governmental arrangement they have, so they riot. Government does or does not do this or that, and people get pissed. Why have a government at all if you would be better off taking care of yourself and those you care about.
Some liberal nutbags will tell you we need government to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. Hogwash. Just look at the current state of affairs for proof. Government taking over the healthcare system for just this purpose has caused nothing but problems for everyone. All that happened was that the problems that government was allegedly trying to fix (ironically but not surprisingly caused by the same government doing the same things) simply got worse.
Anarchy does not mean unrest. It means peace. People are free to decide exactly what law to accept, what security entities they wish to utilize, and even what to offer and/or accept as money. No one is forced to accept or deny anything. No government to get people riled up about stuff that shouldn't even be happening.
It couldn't be any worse than what we already have.
And it couldn't be any more right wing.
Let's do it!
... and I don't have to tell anyone who has been around here exactly what we celebrate today.
Search the blog if you don't remember!
Enjoy the turkey!
PS - I have noticed that the page template needs to be updated. I'll primarily be fixing broken links. I still love the layout and color scheme. Happy Turkey Day!
... for you to peruse in case you thought the US government were somehow pure as the wind-driven snow ...
This will be a very long read. It took me months, but it was worth every minute.
The Creature from Jekyll Island
G. Edward Griffin
Lots of information about how we got into the situation we are in, and a few ideas how to get out of it.
If people only knew what goes on behind the scenes and why, the real America could be restored.
Since my last post, lots has happened...
Not planning on getting into all of it, but suffice to say there have been huge changes in my life - not the least of which is more education about the invisible reality that is around us all. I am still learning, and am wondering just how hard I will be able to hit my adversaries after the learning process has been adequately advanced.
After I get to that point, this blog will likely be more fun, or at least more powerful.
I hope The Emperor will be proud!
It took three and a half years of hard work and training.
I have been promoted to the rank of Blue Belt in Gracie (Brazilian) Jiujitsu.
What a rough test!
This sort of thing has to happen more often.
MUCH MORE OFTEN!
I saw this tonight at The College Fix
I have often had similar words for my liberal and "ethnic" friends.
Read it. All of it.
Meet the Poster Child for ‘White Privilege’ – Then Have Your Mind Blownby Jennifer Kabbany - Associate Editor on April 29, 2014FIX FEATUREHe’s 20, he’s white, and he’s a freshman at Princeton University.
According to the ethnic and feminist studies college students and professors who frequently and vehemently complain that this country is steeped in racism and sexism and is only fair and just and equal for white, heterosexual males – he is the poster child for so-called “White Privilege.”
His name is Tal Fortgang, and just eight months into his Ivy League experience, he’s been told on numerous occasions to “check his privilege” – a phrase that has taken social media social justice campaigning by storm.
It is meant to remind white, heterosexual males that they have it so good because they’re white, heterosexual males. They haven’t faced tough times, they don’t know what it’s like to be judged by the color of their skin.
Oh, but they do.
Those sick of being labeled are the very same ones doing it to others, and Tal Fortgang has a powerful message for them:
There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world.Tal Fortgang is a freshman from New Rochelle, NY. His column originally appeared in The Princeton Tory on April 2 and had been reprinted with permission in its entirety.
I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.
But they can’t be telling me that everything I’ve done with my life can be credited to the racist patriarchy holding my hand throughout my years of education and eventually guiding me into Princeton. Even that is too extreme. So to find out what they are saying, I decided to take their advice. I actually went and checked the origins of my privileged existence, to empathize with those whose underdog stories I can’t possibly comprehend. I have unearthed some examples of the privilege with which my family was blessed, and now I think I better understand those who assure me that skin color allowed my family and I to flourish today.
Perhaps it’s the privilege my grandfather and his brother had to flee their home as teenagers when the Nazis invaded Poland, leaving their mother and five younger siblings behind, running and running until they reached a Displaced Persons camp in Siberia, where they would do years of hard labor in the bitter cold until World War II ended. Maybe it was the privilege my grandfather had of taking on the local Rabbi’s work in that DP camp, telling him that the spiritual leader shouldn’t do hard work, but should save his energy to pass Jewish tradition along to those who might survive. Perhaps it was the privilege my great-grandmother and those five great-aunts and uncles I never knew had of being shot into an open grave outside their hometown. Maybe that’s my privilege.
Or maybe it’s the privilege my grandmother had of spending weeks upon weeks on a death march through Polish forests in subzero temperatures, one of just a handful to survive, only to be put in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she would have died but for the Allied forces who liberated her and helped her regain her health when her weight dwindled to barely 80 pounds.
Perhaps my privilege is that those two resilient individuals came to America with no money and no English, obtained citizenship, learned the language and met each other; that my grandfather started a humble wicker basket business with nothing but long hours, an idea, and an iron will—to paraphrase the man I never met: “I escaped Hitler. Some business troubles are going to ruin me?” Maybe my privilege is that they worked hard enough to raise four children, and to send them to Jewish day school and eventually City College.
Perhaps it was my privilege that my own father worked hard enough in City College to earn a spot at a top graduate school, got a good job, and for 25 years got up well before the crack of dawn, sacrificing precious time he wanted to spend with those he valued most—his wife and kids—to earn that living. I can say with certainty there was no legacy involved in any of his accomplishments. The wicker business just isn’t that influential. Now would you say that we’ve been really privileged? That our success has been gift-wrapped?
That’s the problem with calling someone out for the “privilege” which you assume has defined their narrative. You don’t know what their struggles have been, what they may have gone through to be where they are. Assuming they’ve benefitted from “power systems” or other conspiratorial imaginary institutions denies them credit for all they’ve done, things of which you may not even conceive. You don’t know whose father died defending your freedom. You don’t know whose mother escaped oppression. You don’t know who conquered their demons, or may still conquering them now.
The truth is, though, that I have been exceptionally privileged in my life, albeit not in the way any detractors would have it.
It has been my distinct privilege that my grandparents came to America. First, that there was a place at all that would take them from the ruins of Europe. And second, that such a place was one where they could legally enter, learn the language, and acclimate to a society that ultimately allowed them to flourish.
It was their privilege to come to a country that grants equal protection under the law to its citizens, that cares not about religion or race, but the content of your character.
It was my privilege that my grandfather was blessed with resolve and an entrepreneurial spirit, and that he was lucky enough to come to the place where he could realize the dream of giving his children a better life than he had.
But far more important for me than his attributes was the legacy he sought to pass along, which forms the basis of what detractors call my “privilege,” but which actually should be praised as one of altruism and self-sacrifice. Those who came before us suffered for the sake of giving us a better life. When we similarly sacrifice for our descendents by caring for the planet, it’s called “environmentalism,” and is applauded. But when we do it by passing along property and a set of values, it’s called “privilege.” (And when we do it by raising questions about our crippling national debt, we’re called Tea Party radicals.) Such sacrifice of any form shouldn’t be scorned, but admired.
My exploration did yield some results. I recognize that it was my parents’ privilege and now my own that there is such a thing as an American dream which is attainable even for a penniless Jewish immigrant.
I am privileged that values like faith and education were passed along to me. My grandparents played an active role in my parents’ education, and some of my earliest memories included learning the Hebrew alphabet with my Dad. It’s been made clear to me that education begins in the home, and the importance of parents’ involvement with their kids’ education—from mathematics to morality—cannot be overstated. It’s not a matter of white or black, male or female or any other division which we seek, but a matter of the values we pass along, the legacy we leave, that perpetuates “privilege.” And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Behind every success, large or small, there is a story, and it isn’t always told by sex or skin color. My appearance certainly doesn’t tell the whole story, and to assume that it does and that I should apologize for it is insulting. While I haven’t done everything for myself up to this point in my life, someone sacrificed themselves so that I can lead a better life. But that is a legacy I am proud of.
I have checked my privilege. And I apologize for nothing.
... and I mean REAL education.
It was interesting even from a strange starting point - a podcast that I was producing.
I've learned a lot about Twentieth Century (and current) slavery in the United States, and how it came about (or maybe better how it was a continuation of 19th Century slavery).
Sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction, but what is appalling is that this stuff has been known for a long time by many and kept from the rest of us by the cowards in the media. I can't say I blame them though. There were likely some pretty serious threats. Threaten to kill someone who is unarmed, and you are likely to turn him a coward.
I still have not made my decision as to what to do with all of this. Financially, this system has a pretty tight hold on me, and it will be a long time before I have the ability to do anything at all about my status; but that only gives me more time to learn and think.
That, my friends, is why I have been so quiet. Living in a fantasy world where left and right actually meant something was actually a bit more fun. Knowing now that left and right are simply a means of hiding the truth from us is a huge undertaking that requires much more study and learning.
For now, I remain a slave (as most likely so do you), and will continue to look for things upon which I can comment, as always using the Constitution as my guide (whether it is truly in place or not) and evaluating everything from within that context. Our owners have not rescinded that privilege. The Constitution is still SUPPOSED to be the supreme law of the land.
So back to the books for me. Hopefully, I will be around to write.
This came in my email yesterday from Steve Lonegan's campaign. I hope he wins. This is the kind of guy Americans need in Washington.
I have to disagree with Steve on one point, "In this country, no citizen should fear their government". The whole reason things are the way they are is simply that for too long, not enough citizens have feared their government. Perhaps no citizen should need to fear their government, but fearing the government from the getgo is not only healthy, but necessary in any free republic. It's what keeps the government from getting too powerful.Lois Lerner’s Five, Six , Seven, Eight...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For the Sixth Time, Obama Administration Official Pleads the Fifth on Targeting Conservative Groups
March 5, 2014
LAVALLETTE, NJ – Conservative Republican Congressional candidate Steve Lonegan responded to former IRS official Lois Lerner’s decision to plead the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination for the sixth time in front of a Congressional Hearing today with the following statement:
“Sadly we are again reminded today of the old adage, ‘If it walks like a duck.’ In pleading the Fifth again, Lois Lerner has led us to believe she is protecting those government agents responsible for targeting conservative political groups. Barack Obama promised the American people that he would have the most transparent Administration in history, and instead he has created an enemies list. In this country, no citizen should fear their government. The power in this country rests with the people, not government, a value Barack Obama may never understand."
OK. It's time to put all this bullshit to rest.
All over the web, I am seeing people who claim to be Constitution-loving Tea Party types beating the drum for (or at least hinting at) having Ted Cruz run for President of the United States. It has replaced the calls for Marco Rubio to do the same.
Regardless of who you would like to see there, NEITHER OF THESE GUYS IS ELIGIBLE!!!!!
Sure. I would love to see someone of Cruz's anti-establishment character get in there, maybe even a Rubio, BUT, that would just result in an extension of the current Constitutional crisis, in which we have an ineligible person sitting in the Oval Office.
I have beaten the drum of the Natural Born Citizen clause here more than enough to have proven my point. In order to rise to the office of President of the United States, one must be a natural born citizen. According to the Law of Nations, which the Founders would have used to define the term, a natural born citizen is one who is born within the borders of a country and whose parents are both citizens of that country. As I have chronicled here, the current occupant of the White House does not fit that definition and is therefore not a legitimate president.
But Rubio isn't either. He was born in Florida to foreign parents. Sure, they were later naturalized, but anyone insisting (as Tea Partiers do) that the Constitution be followed cannot support this man for the office of POTUS due to this situation. His parents were not citizens at the time of his birth, so he is not natural born.
Of late, we have heard much about a possible Cruz run. Again, any Constitutionalist Tea Partier is going to have a problem here. His mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth, but his father was not naturalized until 2005. At the time of his birth, Cruz did not have two Citizen parents. Furthermore, he wasn't even born on US soil, unless you consider Calgary, Alberta US soil.
This is no surprise, though. Neither party ran a legitimate candidate in 2008, though McCain was born to American parents who would have been on US soil had they not been sent abroad on a military mission. At least McCain had the decency (an unusual trait for him) to approach Congress for a clarification. Still, in reality, McCain was no more eligible for the office than my own cousin who was born in Lebanon to American parents who were also on a military mission.
Make no mistake about it. Cruz would be a huge improvement on a Constitutionalist front; but it's that same Constitution that makes it impossible for him to do so.
Now can we please shut up about a Cruz run? This shit is making the Tea Party look like hypocrites on the level of Republicans and Democrats (but I repeat myself).
I have never heard of this Jen Kuznicki before, but thanks to Mark Levin, I now have. She hangs a Republican asswipe in this post, exposing his foolishness and complete refusal to know or understand anything at all about the Tea Party.
Go read it. This is BlogRWRoll material!
This was posted back in October. Very important.
Listen and heed. This is what we are up against.
Whoever may have suggested that Rand Paul wouldn't make a good president would have been a fool, and today's news illustrates why.
Here's a guy with the guts to stand up for Americans and their ACTUAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, as opposed to phony rights that are made up along the way.
I hope ol' Rand cleans some serious clock here, and while he's at it, bring ol' George back for his whooping if it's found that he was doing the same thing.
Then, in 2016, it will be time to elect President Rand Paul.
Hey what do you guys think about the idea of me running for Mr. Andrews' former seat? hmm??? LOL
At long last, my scumbag congressman is resigning!
Watch this and tell me if it doesn't peg your bullshit meter: