We are now entering the one year mark of this deadly COVID-19 virus, which refused to burn out in the summer heat, and appears to be blocking COVID-20 from doing its thing. It is becoming harder to keep one’s sanity amidst the double and triple-mask wearing, the inane “science” followed by the sheeple, and the realization that our economy, and social interaction itself, is being purposefully ruined.
So exactly why are so many parents, who have been inconvenienced and hit financially by having to stay home with their children, supporting the incomprehensible refusal of teachers’ unions to order them back to work? Despite what my research while writing Bullyocracy revealed about all too many teachers, even I expected more from them. Maybe schools just will never open again. At least that would have the positive effect of dismantling the damaging social hierarchy.
Why is Hollywood cheering on its own demise? The film industry, by clinging to these ridiculous COVID precautions, has stopped most production. Why are professional sports, and the NCAA, giving up billions in profits by banning most attendance at events, and losing incalculable amounts in concession sales as well? The taxpayers who provided these elite vultures with copious amounts of corporate welfare are certainly not getting their money’s worth.
In one year, we’ve seen a plandemic that is being artificially exaggerated to such an extent that now they are telling us that the flu is down 98%. What an amazing coincidence! Then a summer full of often violent protests, which featured statues torn down and historical monuments desecrated, not to mention lots of looting and burned buildings. Which resulted in the authorities literally standing down and refusing to address the violence. Trump threatened to send in the National Guard (and in predictable fashion, didn’t follow through), but he was lambasted in the media for even suggesting such a thing. The message from the media was- social distance doesn’t matter in these protests- they are incomparably crucial to eradicating “racism” and “White Supremacy.”
Then, of course, the 2020 election featured perhaps the most glaring example of vote fraud in our checkered electoral history. And our institutions responded by demonizing any such allegations. President Trump himself was banned from Twitter. So were plenty of others, and the mention of vote fraud garnered expulsion. Then the ridiculous Georgia Senate race featured even more open fraud, and again there was no questioning permitted, by leaders of both parties, and by everyone in the state-controlled media.
Then came January 6. Donald Trump lured a QAnon inspired hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million, of devoted followers to Washington, D.C. After a typically empty rhetorical speech, during which he urged people to “march peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol Building to have their voices heard, and vowed to march with them, Trump fled back to the White House. At the first hint of trouble, he issued a video message and told them to “go home in peace.” To those paying close attention, Trump’s hair had miraculously gone from the blondish/orange dye job we’ve become accustomed to during his speech, to fully white. Remarkable. And to some veteran rabbit hole descenders, it was an indication he was in on it the whole time.
Video tape revealed a rather lackadaisical march into the Capitol, which was ignited by a friendly group of police officers waving the Trump supporters inside. The vast majority remained polite enough to even stay between the purple ropes, happily snapping selfies and not touching any of the valuable statutes and paintings. A few people broke windows. One man dared to prop his feet up on Lady Nancy Pelosi’s desk. Another stole her lectern. All in all, pretty lame compared to any Black Lives Matter protest.
And yet, almost instantaneously, this mostly uneventful incident was labeled a violent “insurrection,” which would live in infamy, like Pearl Harbor. Those photo bombing with their cell phones were called everything from “terrorists” to “seditionists” and “subversives.” And naturally, “racists” and “White Supremacists.” The five confirmed deaths included the shooting of unarmed Ashli Babbitt by a still unidentified cop, three Trump supporters dying of things like heart attacks, and a police officer who was reported in every early story to have died later that day from a stroke, but was eventually turned into a murder victim who was killed by a fire extinguisher-wielding Trump supporter. Even though the government has recently admitted there is no evidence for this, as has his family, the myth lives on in the mainstream media and our hopelessly corrupt politicians.
The virtue signaling Left, which runs everything in this country now, is fully on board with former CIA Director John Brennan’s proposal of a new war on “domestic terrorists,” which are defined basically as anyone who supported Trump. While Trump’s threat to call out the National Guard to do the job local officials and law enforcement refused to do in the burning cities, resulted in universal condemnation, the same forces demanded troops be sent to Washington, D.C. after the “insurrection.” Where they still remain, an ugly reminder of our Third World status. When asked just why the troops remain there, we’ve been told it’s to combat “misinformation,” “racism,” and “White Supremacy.”
This exemplifies where we stand now. The most deluded social justice warriors are setting the national agenda. And it is primarily a vicious anti-White agenda. Everything now is “racist,” from good grammar, and basic math, to brown paper bags, and most recently, obesity. Yes, because of the disproportionate number of obese Black women, it has been deemed “racist” to try and combat obesity. Just really an even more absurd extension of the now widely accepted “fat shaming” or “body shaming” thing. In essence, the virtue signalers believe that Blacks simply cannot be criticized at all, for any reason. Get ready for reparations. There is nothing to stop it now. To oppose it will be evidence of “racism.”
The next thing that will be eradicated is all evidence that America was ever anything different from the messy monstrosity it has become. Old movies and TV shows will be banned. Way too White. And a reminder that things were once far more civil and people more educated (not to mention thinner and better looking). Maybe all old music- except by Black artists- will be thrown down the memory hole as well. America 1.0 was as different from the wealthiest Banana Republic we’ve allowed to be constructed under its name, than night is to day. Those of us old enough to remember a freer, cleaner, less crowded and hectic place can’t begin to describe it to young people who’ve never known anything different.
The recent power outages in Texas and elsewhere illustrated this difference quite vividly. Fifty years ago, something like that would be incomprehensible. The power companies were not held to task, and no one bemoaned the elderly and young children whose lives were in jeopardy without heat. Republicans blamed the wind mills, and Democrats blamed the lack of a Green Deal. No one asked why this kind of Third World standard is acceptable now. We never lost power over snow, ice, or cold weather back in the days of America 1.0. It is now expected, and no one questions it. A friend of mine in Saskatchewan, a more formidable climate than almost any in this country, told me they never lose power. I expect that’s the case in all First World countries. But not here, where the embarrassing infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded since the days of Eisenhower.
I wouldn’t want to be a young man in today’s culture. Especially a young White man. So many White females have been poisoned by toxic feminism and a diabolical culture, robbing them of all their most attractive feminine charms. The average woman now weighs what an average man did fifty years ago. Combined with bizarre, multi-colored hair styles, plentiful tattoos, and sex- repellant fashions, it’s a wonder all young Whites haven’t turned gay. Instead, they are largely “soy boys” now, as submissive and self-conscious as the girls are aggressive and confident. No wonder they look for those fifty seven genders to choose from. The CEO of a big online dating site recently announced that it was “racist” for Whites to want to date Whites. But as is the case with all identity politics, this admonition only applies to Whites. No one is going to tell Asians they can’t date Asians.
Speaking of Asians, a recent uproar over a Black man stabbing an Asian on a subway resulted in angry protests. Asian activists held signs proclaiming “You like our food- why not us?” But, like everyone else in our mad, Brave New World, they displayed their insanity by attributing the attack to “White Nationalism.” Even Orwell couldn’t have dreamed that up; Whites being blamed for a Black assault on an Asian. But that is at the heart of political correctness, which rules all of our institutions now. Whites are to blame for everything. Well, not the elite Whites who are indeed responsible for this situation, but the average White who is struggling to make it financially. We’re also to blame for “climate change,” what with our affinity for hot water and meat. But BP is never chided over the Gulf Oil spill, the foremost ecological disaster of modern times. No, it’s your fault. Climb into your bunk bed sized cubicles and lower that standard of living.
When I first gravitated to politics as a teenager in the mid-1970s, liberalism attracted me because it stood for civil liberties, peace, and genuine reform. I wanted to fight injustice, and corruption, and unfairness. I’m still trying to do that in my writing, and on my talk show, but the Left has largely abandoned the issues that defined classical liberalism. Social Justice Warriors simply don’t believe in free speech unless they agree with it. Otherwise, it’s “hate speech,” and they’ll do everything they can to get you fired for it. That is virtue signaling in a nutshell; become outraged over something some average White worker said on social media, and pressure their always compliant, cuck employer into firing them.
So here we are, in a figurative Oceana. “Hate speech” is, for all intents and purposes, Thought Crime. The attempt to stop any effort to name a building or a road for Donald Trump, not to mention the desire to ban him from ever running for public office again, is the virtue signalers initial foray into Orwellian “unperson” territory. They are trying to make Trump into an unperson. And given that they talk openly of prosecuting anyone who attended the January 6 rally for “sedition,” maybe they will make 75 million Trump supporters into unpersons, too. Once sane and rational people want to execute these “insurrectionists.” What I called the Trumpenstein Project has resulted in the collapse of any real high profile liberalism. Those with Trump Derangement Syndrome love the FBI, the CIA, and even George W. Bush now. All they had to do was to criticize Trump.
And those with Trump Enablement Syndrome, ignoring how he threw them under the bus on January 6, continue to baste in QAnon fantasies, the latest being that Trump will be inaugurated on March 4. Even though he’s no longer in office, the Orange Man is still playing that 4000D chess. Trump’s assignment was to divide the country, and he succeeded all too well. Now, there is no hope for any independent political movement. Both sides are back firmly entrenched in the disastrous fake Left-Right paradigm.
At this point, those of us who like to imagine we’re still sane can only weep at the proceedings. Four more years of open borders, and identity politics further corrupting everything from the workplaces, to our courts, and our culture, will ensure a brand of tyranny that the world perhaps has never seen before. Maybe we will never take off the masks. Get ten mandatory COVID vaccines every year. Nothing surprises me about the present-day world. Americans have shown they have no tipping point.
Things are moving at a warp speed in post-Trump America. The Giant Orange Man served at least one important purpose, and that was to impede the progress of the rabid virtue signalers who have taken over every part of our society. Now he’s gone, banished to Mar-a-Lago land, and the bullies who wanted to take our lunch money no longer have to fear our imperfect but large older brother.
The New York Times seriously suggests that Joe Biden name a “Reality Czar” to counter the rise of “disinformation” and “fake news.” You know, all that stuff dredged up by “conspiracy theorists” on the internet, which exposes their hopeless corruption and incompetence. This would have been an Onion headline, or going back a bit further, a Mad magazine piece, in the past. Now it’s reality.
25,000 or however many U.S. military troops remain in Washington, D.C., for unclear but unquestionably unconstitutional purposes. When pressed by a rare inquisitive reporter about the matter, we were told that their mission was to counter “disinformation,” “racism,” and “White Supremacy.” Since none of those things are a crime, or even possible to quantifiably define, their presence becomes even more frightening.
Former CIA director John Brennan is among those touting a new crusade against “domestic terrorists,” which seem to be identified as potentially any Trump supporter. Brennan, for those keeping score, once voted for American Communist Party leader Gus Hall for President. If that seems strange for a man who went on to lead the agency supposedly devoted to countering communism, it must be remembered that this transgression took place during the Soviet era, when all they were doing was taking over half the world. Now they mysteriously “hack” our elections, and are quite dangerous. The KGB archives, by the way, revealed that Gus Hall received some $21 million over the years from the Soviets. But that was when the Soviets were really cool, before Putin came along and put out that arrest warrant for any Rothschilds entering Russia, and banned all GMO foods.
Cancel Culture recently struck at right-wing online journalist Doug Mackey, who trolled left-wing figures like Hillary Clinton for years. The FBI arrested Mackey, and the “crime” that put him over the top appears to have been the meme he made of singer Taylor Swift, with a MAGA hat superimposed on her head. He could face up to ten years in prison. No, that was not a misprint. This is the new reality in the land of the tyrannically “Woke.” Considering how many Americans were fired last year, for merely questioning the BLM protests, or even just saying “All Lives Matter,” on their own free time, we really shouldn’t be surprised. Slippery road, and all that.
What is worse; the authoritarian tyrants themselves, or the people who actually support the tyranny? They have managed to paint the rather innocuous January 6 incident at the Capitol building as an “insurrection.” They have repeatedly claimed that the “rioters” were violent and armed. They were neither. After being waved in warmly by police officers, almost all of those inside used their time to take selfies. But now Donald Trump is being impeached again, even though impeachment is a device to remove elected officials from office, and he is no longer an elected official. The charge will be that he “incited” this “violent insurrection.”
The problem for modern tyrants is that everything is recorded now. So the events at the Capitol- which show the violence to be primarily directed at protesters by police- can be easily demonstrated to contradict their absurd narrative. And Trump’s speech was recorded. You can hear him urge his followers to “march peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol, which is their constitutional right. There is nothing there to suggest “inciting” anything beyond that. But Trump haters are just as delusional now as they were when he was actually president. So the video- the evidence– doesn’t matter to them. Just as those over 1000 sworn affidavits from unconnected people reporting witnessing vote fraud doesn’t matter. Where’s the evidence?
Not only do the Mockingbird state-controlled “journalists” continue to refer to this “violent insurrection” as a second Pearl Harbor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram to deliver an emotional recounting of what she went through that day. She claimed to have feared for her life, and hid in her office, as the rioters yelled “Where is she?” AOC is very important, after all. The problem here is that, AOC’s office is in the Cannon building across the street, which was never entered by protesters. Some have countered that she was in another representative’s office, but again, that office is also in the Cannon building.
But it doesn’t matter that AOC wasn’t in the Capitol building on January 6, and thus couldn’t honestly have feared for her life. She felt as if she was there, and felt threatened. And it doesn’t matter that video reveals no armed protesters entering the building, and does reveal police inviting them in. Or that Trump urged the protesters to be peaceful. The virtue signalers know what he meant, and what those “insurrectionists” really wanted to do. That’s all that counts with identity politics. It’s kind of a twist on the old sixties’ saying, “If it feels good, do it.” In this case, it’s “If you feel it’s real, it’s real.”
Trump may not have incited anything, but he did lure as many as a million fans to Washington, D.C. Supported by the whole Q psyop, those people were given the expectation that something “big” was going to happen. Now Trump not only failed to march with them as he promised, he threw them under the bus instantly, and urged them to go home. But they still cling to him. And the other side clings to him as well. Both sides need him.
Joe Biden is doing what Donald Trump should have done- unleash a flurry of executive orders to try to overturn or institute directives. If Trump had done that, at the very beginning of his administration, as he promised to do, his tenure in office would have been very different. Instead, he played into the Stupid Party tradition of capitulation to the more aggressive Democrats. He talked and tweeted, but didn’t really act.
Reason cannot help us now. How do you have a rational discussion with a parent who wants their preschool child to transition from one sex to another? How do you argue with social justice warriors who believe there are 57 genders, or whatever it is now? Again, if you identify (or feel) that you are something, you are that something. Taken to its logical conclusion, we ought to be able to demand a billion dollars, if we say that we identify as a billionaire. Transgender story hour at the local elementary school is bound to lead to bigger and not better things.
There is apparently nothing to stop a reign of tyranny the likes of which this country has never seen. The only thing that can stop the social justice warriors is possible in-fighting between those mostly deluded, and those completely deluded. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and their ilk may well push things too far, too fast, for the Nancy Pelosis and Chuck Schumers to accept. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Pelosi seems especially radicalized now that Biden is president. She has been pushing the Trump Impeachment II with a vicious vengeance, for one of her advanced years.
As John F. Kennedy said nearly sixty years ago, in regards to Civil Rights, “we are confronted primarily with a moral issue.” Our moral issue is whether or not all Americans should have the protections guaranteed by our Constitution. Those rights were delineated as being ours at birth, granted by God (or nature, to those who can’t accept that). Identity politics is not compatible with civil liberties. It revolves around emotion, and how those in power react to others. If what someone says or does offends a virtue signaler, they must be “cancelled.” And we have let that dangerous philosophy gain traction now, so that when the FBI arrests someone for writing a satirical meme, most just shrug. “Hey, it wasn’t me. Sucks for him.”
I spend far too much time engaging the Left on social media. They all especially use the term “Nazi” to explain why they advocate for such draconian measures. “Nazis” (or “White Supremacists,” or “racists”) don’t deserve free speech, they explain. They are beyond the pale. Of course, they establish what the pale is. “Actions have consequences,” they will also say. But commenting on social media is not really an “action,” is it? Isn’t it expressing your constitutional right of free speech? Why should an employer be able to fire you for opinions expressed on your own free time? Cancel culture is the cancellation of thoughts. Thought Crime.
Orwell devised the concept of Thought Crime, which was a personal or political thought opposed by the government. Isn’t that exactly the “crime” of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has quickly seen herself stripped of all committee assignments in the House? Greene many be kooky, but her past remarks reveal her to be more “awake” than any member of Congress in a very, very long time. Nancy Pelosi condemned her as “an extreme conspiracy theorist.” Sounds good to me. The people who are misruling us are thoroughly corrupt and extreme conspirators. And the most commonly cited remark attributed to Greene has been misrepresented, to put it kindly. She never said “Jewish” lasers started California’s fires. She accused a Jewish- owned company.
The social justice warriors in charge are on the verge of criminalizing allegations of election fraud. Well, just in the 2020 election, that is. That one was the most honest election in the history of the world. Mike Lindell, the My Pillow guy, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and perhaps others, are being sued by Dominion for their inferences that the election was rigged. Lindell seems to welcome the lawsuit, so hopefully he fights it. Considering how weak and ineffectual Trump’s legal team was, I don’t have as much confidence in them. And poor Lin Wood is being subjected to a sanity hearing, ala Longfellow Deeds in Frank Capra’s classic film.
The two party system was bad, but a One Party system, which we effectively have now, is not indicative of a free country. Especially when that party is as bad as the present-day Democrats are. They literally care nothing about peace, or real judicial reform, or civil liberties, or raising wages. Their entire existence revolves around policing the speech of others, and getting people fired (“cancelled”) if it offends them.
If you think this tyranny applies only to Trump supporters, or “conspiracy theorists,” you’re being very naive. The Left used to quote the wise observation out of Nazi Germany, which began, “first they came for the liberals, but I said nothing, because I was not a liberal” and ended with, “then they came for me.” Very few Americans seem to remember that, as our “Woke” tyrants come for the “racists” and “White Supremacists.”
I thought America 2.0- the authoritarian mess which evolved out of the 9/11 false flag- was bad. It made those of us old enough to have lived most of our lives in America 1.0 long for the days of a better looking, more competent corruption. 2020, with a deadly virus that had the beneficial effects of eliminating both the threat of terrorism and the common flu, and an unconstitutional lockdown accompanying it, was only the beginning.
2021 is off to a roaring start. First, a laughably fraudulent election in Georgia, which gave the Senate to the Democrats, and featured overt evidence like the Republican Perdue losing 30,000 votes live on air. And now, the January 6 incident at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., which featured a terrifying unarmed mob of White riff-raff, “storming” the representative body their taxes pay for, while politely keeping between the purple ropes, taking lots of selfies, and to untrained eyes appearing to be a pretty innocuous bunch. Well, except for that dangerous fellow who dared to prop up his working class boots on Lady Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
If you believe the mainstream media, there were only 45,000 people protesting the election results on January 6. If you believe the people there, and the photo evidence, there were at least hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million. Regardless of how many there were, they came there, from all across the country, because Donald Trump and his inner circle, intimated that something “big” was going to happen. The QAnon mindset was strong here; perhaps many in attendance thought they’d witness live perp walks of the Deep State criminals they’d been told repeatedly would be arrested and convicted by a military tribunal.
Instead, Trump issued a predictable pep talk, the kind he’s perfected at countless rallies. I don’t believe he should be held accountable for “inciting” people to do the wrong thing, but he did declare that he was going to be marching with them. Not sure how that would have worked, but instead he fled back to the White House. At the first inkling of criticism, Trump threw his supporters under the bus, and called their actions “heinous.” Then he told them to “go home in peace.” I thought of all the Catholic masses that end with almost those exact words. In effect, Trump was issuing a closing statement, on the MAGA movement he started and consistently disappointed.
In the wake of the event, every media outlet and politician in both parties condemned what they invariably called a “storming” of the Capitol, and referred to the protesters as “traitors,” “terrorists,” and the like. On social media, I raised comparisons like the six block takeover last summer of Seattle, by a self-proclaimed group of insurgents, and the 1967 entrance into the Sacramento state Capitol building by an openly armed group of Black Panthers, who were not punished at all. Sadly, many good people instinctively declared there was “no comparison.” I can’t illustrate the division that exists, and the problems we face, any clearer than that. The “Woke” Left sees everything now through their own emotional bias.
The two party system was very, very bad. But we are now living under imminent One Party rule. And it’s a party that is far too similar to Big Brother’s in Orwell’s 1984. Frightening prospects exist for the common American under “Woke” party leadership. Reparations? Perhaps a ban or at least an abridgment of the First Amendment? South African-style Truth and Reconciliation committees? Open and strictly enforced quotas in all walks of life? Banning of the words “man” and “woman?” A constitutional amendment to enshrine all 57 genders as ironclad law?
One thing you won’t see under “Woke” rule is an audit of the Federal Reserve and reform of our counterfeit fractional banking system. Or a new JFK assassination or 9/11 investigation. Or a decades overdue upgrade of our Third World infrastructure. Or an abolition of private prisons. Or a change in our misguided, Israeli-driven foreign policy. Or a demand that the intelligence agencies make their budgets public. Or spending cuts for the military industrial complex. Or demands to bring any of the troops home. And most obviously, not even a tepid debt jubilee for all those devastated by the senseless economic lockdown.
Donald Trump’s legacy will ultimately be that he forever destroyed any chances of a real Third Party ever arising in this country. There will never be another populist using his revolutionary rhetoric again. Instead, his cartoon personality assures that the disastrous two party duopoly is now set in stone. Except it’s even worse than that, since the Stupid Party has ceded all power to the Evil Party, we will be completely under the rule of “Woke” tyrants, but for token clowns like Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Nikki Haley. The Stupid Party is dead, long live the Stupid Party!
Trump will not run in 2024. He many not legally be able to, because Lady Pelosi and company want to either invoke the 25th amendment, or ram through a warp speed impeachment, ironically mimicking Trump’s unwise push for a potentially deadly dose of something his loyal base strongly opposes. Trump has now been apparently banned for life from Twitter, at the initial behest of former First Lady Michelle Obama, who has an all too bright political future in our “Woke” Orwellian world. For someone who communicated exclusively through Twitter, this is a bitter pill for Trump to swallow. One pictures him tapping aimlessly away on his keyboard, while shoving down Big Macs and Diet Cokes.
Our only chance is that the AOC-types, the “Squad,” wind up embroiled in ugly disagreements with the old “Woke” guard like Pelosi, Schumer, and pseudo-President Biden. Maybe they can distract each other enough to prevent the worst measures from being implemented. Gridlock has always been our best friend on Capitol Hill. The odds of any of these glorified welfare recipients ever doing something good is so remote that their inactivity is the best we can hope for. Our new leaders may be diverse in appearance, but they certainly aren’t diverse in perspective. They will all support war, engage in corruption, and follow orders.
Rumors are that people who merely attended the rally on the Mall last Wednesday have been fired from their jobs. Well, no one protested when all those people were fired last year, for criticizing the violent riots on social media, on their own free time. AOC and others call Trump voters “complicit” in his election. That means an accessory to a crime. So Trump’s election, in their “Woke” eyes, was a crime. Maybe a “hate crime.” I would say that the logistics of attempting to punish or prosecute 70 million voters would be unfathomable, but I don’t think you can overestimate the “Wokeness” of our new leaders. They may very well make “White privilege” a crime. They may ban the word Trump from society, like one of Orwell’s unpersons.
I could not be more demoralized or disillusioned. Trump’s four years were almost entirely bereft of the “winning” he promised. “Trust the plan” seems like the most bitter joke imaginable now. The only arrests were of Trump’s associates, who were prosecuted by his Justice Department. The same Justice Department that declined to prosecute Hillary Clinton. Or look at Hunter Biden’s laptop. Or investigate vote fraud.
Trump was the commander-in-chief for four years. He could have brought all the troops home, as he often threatened to do. He could have closed the border, as he often threatened to do. He could have written those Executive Orders he promised, to ban DACA, ban birth-right citizenship, close sanctuary cities, and end the foreign VISA worker programs. Instead, while he undeniably was preoccupied with fending off attacks for his entire time in office, including a laughably partisan impeachment effort, he spent most of his time in office tweeting. And engaging in childish food fights with state-controlled journalists and clueless celebrities. The level of discourse is now less civil than it has ever been.
Trump’s rhetoric alone, however, puts him apart from all presidents since JFK. The things he alluded to, or casually mentioned, were outside the pale. No respectable politician would ever touch them. It was Trump’s rhetoric at his wildly enthusiastic rallies, and his attacks on the establishment via Twitter, that caused that establishment to hate him like no other public figure in our history. Trump Derangement Syndrome is far more real than any Soviet-style invented mental illness. So many of my former friends, good people all, have fallen victim to it. They hate him irrationally, and they will not listen to reason on the subject.
I don’t know where we go from here, or even where the scripted Punch and Judy show goes. If Trump isn’t impeached or taken out by the 25th amendment, he’ll be 78 years old in 2024. He has almost superhuman energy for someone his age, but sooner or later it will catch up with him. And I think his support has peaked. A certain number of those even at the rally have to be disappointed, in falling for the “big” event on the 6th, many traveling from far flung parts of the country (as did Ashli Babbitt, who was murdered by a cop at the Capitol), only to be unceremoniously rejected and told to go home by their leader.
Beyond Trump, the Stupid Party has no one else. Trump was only elected because he never really was a Republican. Stupid Party favorites like Nikki Haley and Paul Ryan are literally empty suits, standing for nothing except war and lowered corporate taxes. They would be lucky to win 20 percent of the vote in a presidential election. Because Trump didn’t deport the millions of illegals in this country, and Biden is about to grant them all amnesty, the voting demographic will shift into impossible territory for the Republicans. Trump will be the last Republican president.
The “Woke” rise to power is the culmination of decades of brain washing, on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, on ESPN, by Oprah and The View, and on every college campus in America. Only by diabolical, Pavlovian programming could you get perhaps a majority of the country to think that men can menstruate, and have babies. Or get young parents to hold parties celebrating their 3 or 4 year old child’s conversion to the opposite gender. That would be child abuse in any sane society. Here and now, it is being celebrated by every media outlet. You can’t fight city hall, when city hall completely controls the the airwaves.
And the internet, once the shining beacon for all of us, is standing on wobbly legs as well. Big tech is censoring virtually all opposition to the One Party. The people who support the horrific likes of Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke, and Amy Klobuchar, and Pete Buttigieg, do not remotely believe in free speech. It’s a wonder they don’t burst into flames as they swear allegiance to a Constitution they not only don’t support, but sneer at as a “racist” relic. Unless more people stand up, the internet will eventually look like your average cable or satellite package of channels. Blogs like this will be banned. The last thing the “Woke” elites want is for average people to analyze public issues without filtering it all through an overpaid talking head.
I wish I could find some glimmer of hope. Some of Trump’s most faithful supporters are still believing that he is going to activate an Executive Order, or invoke the Insurrection Act. The White Hats are still making plans. It is almost literally the last hour, but maybe they have a sense of the dramatic. The Q folks are still trumpeting arrests and sealed indictments that are invisible to the public. All the biggest swamp creatures still seem to be walking free, so I’m not sure just who is being arrested. The swamp seems fuller than ever.
Trump is surrounded by those he can’t trust, we’re told. This is unquestionably true, but he appointed every single one of them. He put Never Trumper Christopher Wray in charge of the FBI. Was that even an improvement over the odious Comey? He replaced the strangely listless Jeff Sessions with Deep State Hall of Famer William Barr. What other Attorney General in our history has refused to investigate those scheming against his boss, while eagerly targeting his boss’s campaign aides, who have done nothing criminally wrong? And Trump picked Mike Pence as his running mate; another Never Trumper whose failure to stand by the president should have surprised no one.
One young Senator seems promising- Josh Hawley of Missouri. However, Simon & Schuster cancelled Hawley’s contract for a book exposing big tech and big pharma, because he spoke out in the Senate, protesting the fraudulent election. Many are calling on him to resign. This is the “cancel culture” element of the One Party, and we all either need to fight it or get used to it. Offend somebody who is “Woke,” and get fired. Instantly. Without passing “Go” or collecting $200. And no one will speak out in your defense. You should have known better- watch what you say. The Constitution doesn’t protect “hate speech.”
We haven’t been a free country for a long time. But we weren’t this bad. And we’re going to get a lot worse. We all saw what happened when a president spouting populist rhetoric, with millions of followers, attempted to expose electoral fraud, for which massive evidence exists. However, those videotapes, and over a thousand sworn affidavits amount to “no evidence!” according to every disciple of the “Woke” party. The mere mention of vote fraud gets you kicked off Twitter and You Tube, and brings the “Fact Checkers” out on Facebook. We’re like a collective battered wife, hoping that our abusive spouse will give us a smile and bind the wounds he caused. Stockholm Syndrome is too mild a word to describe American malaise.
The “Woke” supporters are calling what happened at the Capitol an “insurrection.” This event, being compared to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, will undoubtedly be used to further crack down on what’s left of our civil liberties. They want all those involved to be locked up for ten years. The more vicious social justice warriors want them executed for treason. Law means nothing when emotion, and not reason, rule those enforcing it. Politicized prosecutions should never happen. Under “Woke” rule, every prosecution, and every punishment, will be at the whim of who’s enforcing it.
I’ll keep writing this blog, and publishing books, and doing my weekly radio show, and doing interviews, for as long as they let me. I’ve been calling this a crumbling country. Or a collapsing country. We are no longer in the process of something; we have crumbled, we have collapsed. The only thing that can save us from a tyranny the likes of which the world has never seen is an uprising of many millions, in concert with each other, fighting for the same goals.
In this fantastically divided country, after the brief age of Trump, we remain locked down, wearing masks, socially distancing, listless and rudderless. Like Orwell’s Winston Smith, we have learned to love Big Brother.
It isn’t easy being a contrarian, to instinctively go against the grain. It certainly isn’t financially rewarding. I would love to support something about our society, or someone who has a hand in running it. But I just can’t. The corruption is so immense, and so prevalent even at the local level, that it cannot be confronted by anything less than hundreds of thousands of coordinated opponents.
This situation has always existed. Think of the very accurate old canard “You can’t fight city hall.” The difference is that now the tyranny has grown well beyond crass political rivalries or even feuds between organized crime families. The mafia and more recent offshoot intercity gangs at least have some kind of twisted code, and lines they won’t cross. The elite that rule us appear to have no such lines.
The entire world was basically shut down in March of this year, over an alleged deadly virus. There were no overt signs that something dangerous was afoot. No bodies being carted away, and death visiting every family, ala the Great Plague that wiped out so many in Europe centuries ago. Most of us personally knew no victims. And yet all were quarantined to some degree. As a few critics pointed out, you don’t quarantine healthy people. Well, not until now. Sports, movies, churches, and schools were cancelled. Millions lost their jobs. The public donned ridiculous masks and followed “social distancing” rules that have no scientific basis.
And all of this was accomplished without any country needing their police to enforce it. No troops in the streets. Without a single shot being fired. The opposition to such unprecedented state control was confined to “conspiracy theorists” on the internet. Like me. Those of us who pointed out the emperor was stark naked lost many friends, and angered close family members. Our skepticism made us second-class citizens. I was called “dangerous,” and it certainly didn’t help any potential career opportunities. My own niece deleted me on Facebook. So did some of my celebrity friends, like Candy Clark of American Graffiti and Barry Livingston from My Three Sons. Oh well, at least I know they were reading.
It’s always easier to second a popular motion, to be a well-paid “Yes” man. After all, if you’re saying the president, Congress, the Supreme Court, state and local officials, corporate America, the medical profession, the insurance profession, the educational system, the legal system, the media, and the entertainment world are all hopelessly corrupt, you’ve alienated yourself from a lot of people. You’re no fun at parties. Most people used to enjoy it when I pontificated and ranted in social gatherings, or at work. If we still had social gatherings, I wouldn’t be invited. And I would be fired pretty quickly from any job, if I simply conducted myself the way I did for 44 years, until experiencing one of the most unjust terminations imaginable. Which I am helpless to do anything about, because of that corrupt system.
Reason hasn’t prevailed in any battle since perhaps the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which established the forty hour work week, overtime, and other employee benefits Baby Boomers like me took for granted. Every war pushed for, since JFK stood up against the Military Industrial Complex during the Cuban missile crisis, has been given the green light. Well, I guess we should count that as a victory for reason as well. So sanity hasn’t won the debate since 1962. The list of losses for the people is lengthy. NAFTA, open borders immigration, coverups of every important state crime from the JFK assassination to 9/11, the Patriot Act, the NDAA, the Supreme Court upholding tyrannical asset forfeiture laws, and many others.
We are left now to fight a forced vaccination we don’t remotely need, perhaps even being forcibly chipped. Or to try to counter the creeping sprawl of “hate speech” and “hate crime” laws. To meekly mutter “I’m not a White Supremacist.” To argue for schools, businesses, churches, and cultural events to be reopened. But only with proper precautions, of course. Must keep up that “social distancing.”
We lost the culture war that Pat Buchanan warned us about. I mean, we were slaughtered. Shut out. And so we watch helplessly as the “educators” who have such influence over our kids devise ideas like transgender story hour in elementary schools. Or “gender reveal” parties where parents often manipulate their very, very young children into “identifying” as the opposite sex. If that’s not child abuse, what is?
For years, I argued that this casino economy of ours had to inevitably collapse. In my youthful idealism, I imagined something better emerging from the ruins. Now I’m much older, and have no such expectations. They appear to be able to keep this mess afloat on life support, no matter what. The fact that it hasn’t collapsed after thousands of businesses were forced to close, millions were thrown out of work, and huge parts of the economy like sports and movies were effectively cancelled, is very telling. They will just keep creating money out of thin air under their counterfeit banking system. Maybe we’ll get another $1200 check.
Our “representatives” in the Senate just voted unanimously to eliminate the cap on foreign Visa workers. That’s quite a strange thing to do during a deadly “pandemic,” and when millions of American citizens have lost their jobs due to the unconstitutional lockdown. Don’t expect a veto from Donald Trump, who of course pledged to eliminate the unnecessary foreign worker programs. Maybe we’ll get an exasperated tweet.
The people have actually been losing ever since the tyrant Lincoln crushed that whole “consent of the governed” thing. You know, the main premise behind the War for Independence. We lost every time when their laughable false flags, from “Remember the Maine” in 1898 to the “weapons of mass destruction” lie was believed by a gullible majority of the public. That’s our problem- that gullible majority. They’re the ones phoning the authorities to report “social distancing” violations, or screaming “there’s no evidence!” of voting fraud, and they will be first in line for the mandatory vaccine. They have been trained, like Pavlovian dogs, to be skeptical of the “conspiracy theorists,” not any authority figure or institution. Except Donald Trump. They have been brainwashed to hate him, like Orwell’s fake opposition leader Goldstein in 1984.
Speaking of Orwell, his dystopian world is here. What exactly is the distinction between his Thought Crime and the “woke” Left’s “hate crime?” That gullible majority again parrots the phrase “hate speech” without understanding how such a concept is incompatible with free speech. The majority of Americans now don’t believe in free speech for those they disagree with. Since that is the significance of the First Amendment, they really don’t believe in free speech. Period. And since they don’t consider a thousand or more witnesses signing sworn affidavits about electoral fraud, to be “evidence,” they don’t appear to believe in free and secure elections, either. But they hate “racism.” And they support every war.
If the Founders could see what a shocking Banana Republic we’ve become, they would be heartbroken. They didn’t secede from British rule so that society could celebrate 57 different genders. Or claim that even the poorest residents of Appalachia have some kind of “White Privilege” that Black billionaires don’t. Or permit our militarized police to abuse their authority and confiscate the property of those who haven’t even been charged with a crime. Or give benefits, public schooling, job preferences, and legal favoritism to noncitizens, including those who entered the country illegally. Or spend most of the federal budget on a centralized permanent armed forces, and shadowy intelligence agencies with secret budgets.
Our “representatives” still swear allegiance to a Constitution they don’t believe in, or pay attention to. The gargantuan federal government is as far removed from what the Founding Fathers intended as a One Percenter is from a timeclock and a demanding boss. And yet, while it’s taken on a power and scope it’s not supposed to constitutionally have, it provides virtually no services in return. It just takes. And mandates.
We are like a boxer, who’s been beaten relentlessly for fourteen rounds. We’re in the fifteenth and last round, trying desperately to hold on to the ropes. The referee is openly against us, and the judges are not scoring the rounds fairly. The fans, who stand to lose if we do, are wildly cheering on our (and their) opponent. Our only hope is if those fans storm the ring and save us (and themselves).
As Orwell stated in 1984, “If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated. The Party could not be overthrown from within.” We are the Proles, and we outnumber our corrupt and incompetent leaders by the millions. But if we don’t come together, that’s irrelevant.
As we enter the holiday season, that same gullible majority is embracing even more tyrannical restrictions. Cases are surging- we must cancel Christmas! It’s like we’ve gone through the looking glass- where the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge is being celebrated.
We’re all in this together. Take your vaccines. Trust the “science.” Listen to the “fact checkers.” Embrace the “great reset” and the “new normal.” Yes, Virginia, there is a conspiracy. God bless us, everyone.
Those of us who are awake expected something like this. Perhaps not quite so blatant or heavy handed. But the in-your-face, Mafia-style voter fraud that has permeated the 2020 presidential election surprised even the most hardened critics of our crumbling country.
When I ended my appearance at 11 pm eastern time on Jeff Rense’s show on election night, Donald Trump was comfortably ahead in all the key states he needed to win, with a very high percentage of the vote counted. It was exceedingly strange how the networks refused to call those states for him, while putting states with lower percentages of the vote counted, and a smaller lead for Biden, in the former vice-president’s column.
The first sign something was amiss, other than the inconsistent state projections for the two candidates by all the networks, was the fact that late on election night, the vote counting just appeared to stop in all the crucial states. When it finally resumed the following day, virtually every new “drop” of votes seemed to be overwhelmingly in favor of Biden. Trump had a 500,000 vote lead in Pennsylvania with 80% of the vote counted. Biden made all that up and more, a seemingly statistical impossibility. States like Nevada just announced they would not be counting one day at all, to resume the next. Alleghany County in Pennsylvania declared that they couldn’t count on one particular day, due to “administrative work,” which apparently held priority over the vote.
Boxes of ballots- reported to be anywhere from 130,000 to 200,000, in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania- arrived in the middle of the night. No one asked how that many votes were boxed together at some other site- were they all mailed in at the same time from somewhere?
The first-hand testimony of postal workers and precinct volunteers, who witnessed suspicious activity, was dismissed like all those “mistaken” JFK assassination witnesses have been over the years. The mantra of “there’s no evidence!” was shouted by every “journalist” in our controlled press. These are the same highly-paid mouthpieces for the state who insist there is “no evidence” of conspiracy or corruption anywhere.
The social media monopolies made a preemptive strike against troublesome videos and interviews questioning the fraud to come, when they banned over twenty of the most popular alternative You Tube channels, including many that had interviewed me countless times, a few weeks before the election. Once the election had been rigged, Twitter censored any references to fraud, even by the president of the United States. On Facebook, allegations of voting fraud were squelched by those mysterious “fact checkers” that are trotted out like an on-call Snopes unit.
The dead vote was evidently even more important in this election than it usually is. “Landslide” Lyndon Johnson first made the dead vote significant, during the corrupt 1948 U.S. Senate runoff election. The Trump campaign claims 10,000 dead people voted in Clark County, Nevada alone. Citizen journalists have found numerous 2020 voters who were born in the early 1900s or even nineteenth century. I talked to one researcher who discovered a woman born in 1800. Who voted in this election. What a sturdy soul!
Electoral fraud is nothing new in this country. Most Americans, even with their incredibly short memories, remember the “hanging chads” 2000 fiasco. Ironically, those blasting Trump for refusing to concede a week later, fail to note that the 2000 election hung in the balance for 37 days, until Bush was finally just installed as president by the Supreme Court. And now, new leftist hero Dubya, a vocal supporter of Joe Biden, urges Donald Trump to accept the results and stop alleging fraud.
The entire establishment, from the deluded, largely unemployed contingent in Hollywood, to the professional “journalists” who are paid not to investigate or ask pertinent questions, to the politicians in both parties who benefit from the same rigged process, is dismissing any notion of fraud. The same establishment, of course, took seriously the fairy tale that “Russia” interfered in the 2016 election, denying us the glory of a Hillary Clinton presidency. They will defend the narrative, and conclude there is “no evidence” regardless. That’s part of their job.
The prime time lineup of Fox News; Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham, are covering the allegations of voting fraud in depth. This is the first time a demonized “conspiracy theory” is being given credence by any mainstream media outlet. Millions of people will view the evidence, and the guests who are being given a platform “conspiracy theorists” have always been denied. This is a pleasant and surprising development.
Whether Donald Trump and his team will stay strong, and ignore the predictable cucked advice of the Mitt Romneys, remains to be seen. His own son–in-law, who disagrees with every bit of his rhetoric, is said to be pressuring him to fold. Trump hasn’t inspired confidence in this regard; if the past four years are any indication, he will ultimately capitulate, after a firestorm of tweets promising the contrary.
Will Deep State Hall of Famer William Barr really honestly investigate this? This is the same “swamp drainer” who declined to prosecute the Queen of Corruption, Hillary Clinton, so color me skeptical. Never Trumpers remain ensconced atop both the FBI and CIA, although Trump has apparently fired his anti-Trump Secretary of Defense. His press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany boldly spoke out at a White House press briefing, but Neil Cavuto of Fox News just cut her off, declaring, “She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”
Every pillar of the rotting establishment has a vested interest in concealing the extent of the corruption. Exposing our Banana Republic electoral process for what it is; with its dead voters, mail-in ballots without postmarks or signatures, blocked access to oversight, incredibly biased media projections, social media censorship, and much more, could unravel the whole mess. Once the first domino falls, the others will follow.
But such a revelation requires at least one part of the state to accept, or even acknowledge it. Would that be our horrific, politicized courts? Our toothless state-run media? Our political “representatives?” The One Percenters who run the corporate world? Not a likely candidate in that bunch. Someone powerful enough to make a difference would have to outraged by the fraud. Who would that be?
The average “asleep” American simply cannot or will not confront the extent of the corruption. They will not believe until a suitable authority verifies what the “conspiracy theorists” are saying. The “woke” Left will never accept that this particular fraud is real, because that would mean they aren’t rid of the Giant Orange Man.
But for now, the spectacle is entertaining. Donald Trump threatening lawsuits, alleging widespread wrongdoing, and predicting victory. His many enemies growing angrier and angrier that he won’t concede. At least a few shows on Fox News airing sympathetic reports on the fraud allegations.
This promises to be a cliffhanger ending. Will Trump somehow prevail, resulting in even more violent riots, and perhaps a military coup? Will they have him kicking and screaming to delight those with Trump Derangement Syndrome? Will his own Never Trumper cabinet publicly turn against him?
Will Joe Biden hand the reigns of the presidency over to Kamala Harris? Will this be forced upon him after he publicly zones out, revealing to all that he simply doesn’t know what’s going on? Will the virus disappear without Trump, or will the draconian lockdown go into overdrive?
Stay tuned to As the Tyranny Turns. And pop the popcorn.
As I mull over the sorry state of my country, crumbling and collapsing with not a single honest, responsible leader in sight, I’m reminded of Ambrose Bierce’s classic work The Devil’s Dictionary. His definition of a year as “a period of 365 disappointments” certainly describes 2020 perfectly.
We have finally seen the culmination of decades worth of horrible decisions by incompetent and corrupt leaders. It takes a lot of brainwashing, and collective stupidity, to elect the kind of “representatives” we are saddled with. Or a totally rigged electoral process which doesn’t count the votes. Take your pick. Either way, the people lose. This includes the “awake” minority who suffer more because they’re fully aware of what’s going on, but also the sheeple majority who made it all possible with their monumental gullibility. It’s tempting to smile when picturing them running around in circles, desperately pressing buttons on their dead cell phones.
I have hardly ever been a voice of optimism, but a part of me has always hoped that at the last second, sanity would prevail. I loved fairy tales as a child, and as Jim Garrison told my good friend John Barbour years ago, I have watched too many Frank Capra films. But cold reality has set in.
All the crimes and cover ups I’ve written and spoken about, will never be exposed to the masses. The court historians will continue to state with arrogant certainty that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK, and 19 crazed Arab terrorists were responsible for 9/11. Donald Trump is a “racist.” “White supremacists” are the greatest threat to America. “Systemic racism” permeates our government and corporate world. And it’s all your fault. You’re so racist you don’t even realize it!
Private pensions will continue to be eliminated, while those without them in the private sector will be forced to fund the lucrative pensions of retired police chiefs, fire captains, and all government workers at every level. While almost no young person working in private industry today will ever have a conventional pension, they will be paying for all the double and triple dipper government retirees out there. Seems hardly fair for some to be getting three very handsome monthly payouts, courtesy of taxpayers who won’t even be able to get one themselves.
Social Security, which the vast majority of workers will have to count on for their very insufficient retirement funds, will probably be eliminated. After a gradual raising of the retirement age, the only “solution” our monstrously bad leaders can devise. Maybe they’ll eventually push a modest universal basic income, to keep all those workers alive, but in poverty. Or just let them die on the streets, as has been happening in California.
Speaking of California, there lies America’s future. Tent cities. A hodgepodge of different languages and cultures, with no unifying foundation. People defecating on the streets. No leaders even attempting to stop that. Rolling blackouts, due to the wildly outdated power grids all over this country. A shortage of water. With desalination plants existing for years, this seems like it should be an easy problem to fix, but again the same leaders who can’t or won’t clean human waste off the sidewalks can’t or won’t utilize them.
There is no way to defeat this massive corruption, which exists at every level of our society, from your local school board to the halls of Congress and in every boardroom of every big corporation. Short of armed revolution, that is. But that would take numbers, and we don’t have numbers. We also don’t have the kind of weapons that can compete with the largest military the world has ever seen. And don’t think for a minute that the soldiers, or our hopelessly bad police forces, would be on “our” side in such a scenario. They will obey orders, just the like the rest of the sheeple.
The selection of Donald Trump as president exposed not only the cultural divide in this country, but also the extent to which indoctrination by putrid school systems, and severely flawed “experts” in the medical, scientific, and journalistic fields have dumbed down the people. We’ve been forced to listen to advice and adhere to a fraudulent reality that has been as harmful as taking a slow, intravenous poison would be. “Fake news” indeed.
Trump himself is no savior. He is a part of the spectacle, playing the jester or the WWE bad guy. His tweets and rallies continue to excite his supporters, but ultimately he does what he is ordered to do, like everyone else in power does. Roger Stone told me back in 2015 that “Trump knows about all the conspiracies. You will love him!” Instead, Trump publicly said Oswald killed JFK, has done nothing to establish an independent 9/11 investigation, appointed Brett Kavanaugh, who led Kenneth Starr’s cover up of Vince Foster’s death, to the Supreme Court, and won’t answer Bobby Kennedy, Jr.’s calls about that autism-vaccines commission he was supposed be chairman of.
I said during his 2016 presidential campaign that Donald Trump was our absolute last hope. And he remains that last hope. And that’s factoring in that he didn’t do anything about his primary issue, illegal immigration, hasn’t brought the troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else (despite threatening to over and over again in tweets), never ended birth-right citizenship or the deadly foreign visa worker programs, and has named nothing but neocon Deep State insiders to his administration.
Trump instead is a symbol, of America 1.0, when White males ran the country, and the world. With “woke” virtue signaling dominating the Left now, simply being an old fashioned White alpha male is a high crime in and of itself. Those voting for him are desperately trying to put another band aid on the massive hole in the dam. They’re hoping to buy four more years, and stave off the absolute insanity of political correctness on steroids.
If Trump wins, and I believe they already know the outcome of this election in advance, then we may very well have that revolution. But it won’t be the kind the Founding Fathers waged. This will be a state sponsored revolution, bought and paid for by all those “institutional racists” in government and the corporate world. You know, the same ones who’ve been financing Black Lives Matter and the violence that has caused death, injuries, and an unimaginable amount of property destruction.
We are not only subject to a tyranny our forefathers would be mortified by, we are now living under an authoritarian nightmare, complete with mandatory masks, laughable “social distancing,” closed schools, movie theaters, and cancelled events everywhere. All to stop an invisible “virus” that has never been isolated and cannot be proven to exist. Their own numbers reveal the big lie; the largely false positive tests are for the common coronavirus, not any mysterious COVID-19. As many have pointed out, never before have healthy people had to get a test to discover they are actually seriously ill. I call it the greatest psyop of all time.
The enforced lockdown, which every leader initially supported, has destroyed an already unfair, counterfeit economy. An unknown number of small and mid-sized businesses were forced for fold for good, and millions were thrown into unemployment. Republicans now grumble about opening things up, but they still buy into the “wear your mask” farce. No one is pointing out that this viral emperor is wearing no clothes. That’s par for the course in America, where giant elephants and naked emperors have reigned unchecked for a long time. But this one is more dangerous than all the others.
Four more years of Trump will bring, at best, more meaningless tweeting and even more cultural division. At worst, the insane “woke” forces, financed and empowered by magical One Percenters behind the scenes, will storm the White House and forcibly remove the giant Orange Man from power. Maybe they’ll have him kick and scream uncontrollably. That would satisfy the lust of those with the worst cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
If Biden wins, at best the “virus” will magically disappear and things will return to the sad “normal” state of corruption and incompetence that existed prior to 2020. At worst, the “woke” Left will ratchet up the virtue signaling to a fever pitch. Maybe they’ll make it a literal crime to be White. There has been serious talk of South African-style Truth and Reconciliation Committees, where those who opposed this heavy-handed draconian suppression of the Bill of Rights will apologize for the error of their ways.
If the most radical of these “woke” leftists gain ultimate power, we should all fear how they might wield it. Never has the great populist Lord Acton’s credo that “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely” been more pertinent. These fanatics don’t remotely believe in free speech. In fact, they want very much to have people fired for saying things they don’t agree with. The oxymoron “Hate crime” (hate is a human emotion, and is in the eye of the beholder) ensures that eventually there will be many political prisoners in America, imprisoned solely because they offended virtue signalers that live to be offended. I’m not sure how much that differs from Orwell’s thought crime.
One looks about for a Thomas Jefferson, or an Andrew Jackson, or a Huey Long, or a John F. Kennedy, in vain. They don’t exist any more in America. Those who can reason, and think critically, and aren’t compromised, are either so outnumbered wherever they are that they have no influence, or are purposefully denied access to the corridors of power. Those with disturbing skeletons in their closet are specifically favored for promotion, because they can obviously be easily controlled.
Now we are hearing about damning emails and videotapes of Joe Biden’s son Hunter, which may include him consorting with underage girls. Of course, we’re not hearing about that from our state-controlled media, which is doing everything it can to prevent their release. And, in truly unbelievable fashion, once again they are attributing them to “Russian” disinformation. I really don’t know how you can satirize that.
If history holds true, then we’ll never see any tapes of Hunter with underage girls. After all, we’re still waiting for those tapes of U.S. soldiers raping Iraqi boys in front of their mothers, which Seymour Hersh claimed existed several years ago. Those kinds of things would probably rattle the senses of even modern-day American sheeple. At least I think it would. They may be too far gone, too desensitized to official crime and corruption, to even care. Now if the tapes were of one of Trump’s boys, that would be an entirely different story.
We have to face the facts. It’s over. We lost. Raise that white flag. Come out with your hands up. The fat lady has sung. Choose your favorite analogy. The corrupt and incompetent forces always win, when the game is rigged against disclosure, honesty, fairness, and common sense. Look at the people who rule us, from mayors like Lori Lightfoot to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Do you really think we can’t do better than that? No one can challenge and beat these absurd buffoons? Well, not if they’re denied the ability to run, or the votes aren’t actually counted. Or, perhaps saddest of all, if enough people are simply that stupid to elect them.
Ambrose Bierce would find inspiration in today’s world. He’d be able to put out a much larger, expanded version of The Devil’s Dictionary. But for the rest of us, who have to live under what will surely be even more tyrannical circumstances, we can only think of what might have been. If we hadn’t been so docile. So willing to listen to clownish authorities. So eager to shame the few among us who kept pointing at those naked emperors.
Benjamin Franklin famously explained that the Founders had created “a republic, if you can keep it.” It should be clear now that we just weren’t able to keep it.
I have spent the last few months navigating through the endless layers of unproductive fat in our gargantuan government bureaucracy. I advocate for more than one close family member, and until you’ve dealt with it first hand, you have no idea of just how awful our system is.
You are invariably routed from one overpaid, often shockingly uneducated government employee to another. Few are civil, most are rude, and none are helpful. If you complain too much, they simply hang up on you. Good luck waiting an excruciatingly long time again, just to call back and take your place at the end of the line. To talk to an identically disinterested and incompetent worker. Whose salaries and benefits almost certainly compare favorably to the private working class that is forced to fund them.
I can state from personal experience that Legal Aid for the poor is a joke. They won’t take your case. EEOC? I don’t know- maybe it works for Black people. It certainly is useless for White people who’ve been discriminated against. The biggest farce of all is the Americans with Disabilities Act. That was the definition of an empty piece of legislation. There is no agency that oversees ADA. Seriously. You must simply wade through the countless agencies that supposedly deal with this issue. The fact is; all of them will tell you that “it’s not my job,” to quote the late comedian Freddie Prinze.
I almost had a loved one thrown out on the street from a nursing home, until I made enough noise to get her funneled into a decent place. But most people aren’t as loud as I am. Too many lonely adults have no one who cares about them, let alone will advocate for them. The social “safety net” which has supposedly been cemented in place since the days of the New Deal, is full of holes. In fact, it rarely catches anyone.
Employed in a “Right to Work” state? That means they have a right to fire you for no reason at all. And you will have no recourse to fight it (I certainly can attest to that personally). You’d think that, out of all those unconstitutional alphabet agencies taxpayers fund, that there should be one to investigate every alleged case of unjust termination. There isn’t. Same with workplace bullying; as I noted in Bullyocracy, employers are nearly as unlikely to punish harassment as our pathetic public schools are.
Speaking of those public schools, my book exposes their horrific track record on the issue of bullying. Even if they were wonderful in all other aspects (which, of course, they are decidedly not), the fact they continue to foster a climate that causes even elementary school students to kill themselves, is reason alone to overhaul that system. But it doesn’t seem like ‘Murricans are “mad as hell” about any of this. They might grumble quietly in the corner, but they’re still paying for Transgender Story Hour.
The Department of Energy? Exactly what do they do? What alternative forms of energy are being promoted, or affordable to the general public? Inventors of potentially life-changing devices are either killed (Stanley Meyer), or denied a patent for their product (Joseph Newman). Who knows how many lesser known revolutionary minds have had their inventions suppressed? Nikola Tesla devised a way to provide free energy for all almost a century ago. His records have never surfaced (confiscated by none other than Donald Trump’s uncle), and no one has continued his research.
In the wake of the 9/11 lie, the monstrosity known as the Homeland Security Department was established. Exactly how did our society function before then? What does Homeland Security staff do on a daily basis? Look out of their windows and verify that the “homeland” is safe? A few years back, the number 3 man in the entire agency fell for a police online sting involving a fake 13 year old girl. So we’re paying for the best and brightest.
I have never been able to determine just what the function of the department of Health and Human Services is. They don’t seem to provide any help in terms of anyone’s health, and “human services” is a broad term that could mean almost anything. I haven’t found any meaningful “service” they provide to the public. This used to be Health, Education, and Welfare. Welfare is an antiquated term, although conservatives still rant against it. Bill Clinton abolished it, and turned it into a scheme where fewer people get less help for a shorter period of time. But no taxes were saved by doing this.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was created by Jimmy Carter. It was the most damaging thing he did in office. What do employees at this “emergency” agency do during….non-emergencies? Which should logically be the vast majority of the time. Their presence did nothing to facilitate assistance during Katrina and other crises, and they have been invisible during the entire “pandemic” thing. Doesn’t this allegedly deadly virus quality as an emergency? What are they doing?
Our military industrial complex has only grown stronger and more impenetrable to public scrutiny, despite President Eisenhower’s farewell warning against them sixty years ago. Our slew of intelligence agencies still have top secret budgets. So we don’t even have the right to complain about how much of our money is being wasted there. Other than assassinations and subverting foreign elections, is there a legitimate purpose for any of these intelligence agencies?
During the 1980s, the Grace Commission investigated how our taxpayer dollars are allocated by the myriad of federal agencies. They found that fully one third of all government spending went to abuse, fraud, or simple waste. Ronald Reagan, tax-cutter extraordinaire that he was, ignored the recommendations of the Grace Commission. Think about that; a 33% tax cut and spending cut without slashing a single program. Given the drift of this crumbling country since then, there is no question that the percentage of waste, fraud, and abuse is much greater now.
So we essentially pay for a cradle to grave nanny state, but get almost nothing in return for our money. No months long paid maternity and paternity leave, like most of Europe and Canada. France sends people to help new parents with laundry and housework. I think they even deliver diapers. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney noted last year, as she drove across France, that she never encountered a single pothole. Our infrastructure is absolutely Third World standard. I live in one of the richest counties in the country, and our roads, bridges, airports, and power grids would be considered disgraceful even if we paid nothing for them. But we pay a lot for them, just as we pay a lot for all the other “services” we never get.
Pensions for retired government workers, which are often amazingly lucrative, are the responsibility of a dumbed down, lower paid private work force which has seen their own pensions largely disappear. There’s a deep irony there somewhere. The double and even triple dippers, retired police and fire chiefs- the list is very long of retirees who are, and will be living very nicely on the public dole.
Social Security has become the only “pension” most workers will ever get. That’s if they get it. Our illustrious leaders’ normal response to the impossible math of Social Security is simply to keep raising the retirement age. How about offer a lump sum payout option? How about paying the loved ones of all those hapless souls who paid into the system for decades, but never married or had children, and died too quickly to collect much of any of their money back? And why not implement means testing? Or tax all income for Social Security? Right now, only the first $122,000 (the last figure I saw) are taxed for Social Security. Could there be a more regressive form of taxation? Do you hear any “liberals” talking about that?
Our Medical Industrial Complex, while not nominally government run, fits perfectly into the disastrously run bureaucracy. I don’t believe any of the universal healthcare systems in Europe, Canada, or elsewhere, could possibly be worse than ours. I worked for it, and have seen far too many people I loved suffer from their interaction with it. Our system consists largely of waiting. And waiting. Filling out far too many forms for a “private” enterprise. Then dealing with a typically brusque and uncaring doctor who allots as much time for your “care” as the average public defender does to a poor defendant. Alternative treatments are discouraged, too expensive for the average person, or outright banned. And, incredibly, Americans pay more in taxes for our bloated and ineffective healthcare system than citizens do in socialist countries with single payer systems.
Can things be this complicated in “socialist” countries? Can their bureaucracies be less responsive, or more incompetent? Do they have career government workers, taking three hour lunch breaks, and “liberal leave” whenever a strong wind blows? Who don’t appear to have any discernable function? If you’ve visited the Smithsonian museums, or the National Zoo, in recent years, you will see exactly how your tax dollars are being spent there. Fewer and fewer exhibits, which have increasingly dubious historical value and revolve around political correctness. There is a dearth of animals at the National Zoo. But you will walk a lot. And there are no hippos. No hippos. That’s a national travesty.
So exactly what are we paying for? Our local police forces? The ones who serve primarily to harass law-abiding citizens who’ve committed a nonsensical traffic violation? The ones who operate under a corrupt policing for profit system, which includes draconian asset forfeiture laws? The ones who are never there when you need them, or stop a crime before it’s been committed? But are hiding behind the bushes when you don’t come to a complete stop at 3 in the morning?
Firefighters? Well, okay, but how often will any of us need their services? How often do you see fires being fought? During the nationwide protests over the past few months, firefighters frequently refused to address burning buildings due to concerns about their “safety.” This was the same rationale used by police officials to explain why those tasked to enforce the law weren’t anywhere to be seen amidst the looting and destruction of property. But they all still got paid. By us.
The public library system? Even with reduced hours and services, and a stubborn reluctance to stock controversial titles, at least our library system does offer something of substance to those who pay for it. But that really isn’t much in return for what we pay. The bureaucracy is so confusing and inaccessible to the public that Matthew Lesko has built a successful career selling books that reveal the secrets of how to get grants and more otherwise secretive perks our government offers. Shouldn’t the benefits bestowed by government be clearly and easily known to the public?
Finally, there are elected representatives. I don’t think we have to belabor the point that they are a sorry lot. We fought a war for independence built around the whole “no taxation without representation” theme. Does any American citizen really feel that their interests are being represented by these career politicians, whom we cluelessly re-elect at a 90+ percent clip? We are paying them to look after the interests of their powerful donors, corporate America, the fraudulent banking system, and the elite who push constant wars upon the world. So while we are undeniably taxed, we don’t have any kind of authentic political representation.
So how can we define this rigged system of ours? Socialism without services? Capitalism without competition? Conservatives who rant against “socialism” ignore corporate socialism, corporate welfare, and the endless entitlement of the super wealthy. The Founders devised a system of checks and balances, with states’ rights in the forefront and a purposefully decentralized federal government. Needless to say, the present system would be unrecognizable to the Founding Fathers.
I have said many times that we could have a much improved and decent society with a small central government, as envisioned by Thomas Jefferson and other enlightened early American leaders. Think Ron Paul. But we could also do pretty well with a system that provided services to the people commensurate with the exorbitant taxes paid. Think Norway or Switzerland, countries that have been rated best in terms of quality of life. The United States is not making the top of any of those lists.
Bottom line- Americans pay more for less than any other country in the world. We basically have the “socialist” government conservatives decry. But it’s a kind of trickle down socialism, where little of anything trickles down to the common people whose taxes pay for it.
It’s a worst of both worlds situation for the vast majority of Americans. It’s shameful, and inexcusable, and we all ought to be demanding something much, much better.
The political debate is heating up. After all, the “most important” election of our lifetimes is just around the corner. If you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain, and all that. There is a clear choice, isn’t there? The troops died so that you could have this precious right.
Donald Trump should theoretically be very easy to beat. All it would take would be a mature, intelligent candidate, to focus attention on all his broken promises, flip-flops, and nonstop meaningless tweeting. Someone articulate to contrast with Trump’s surrealistic ungrammatical style.
But the Democrats didn’t select someone like that. Instead, they opted for an even older guy, who commits even more verbal gaffes than Trump does. Joe Biden appears to unfortunately be in the early stages of dementia, which makes him seem even more foolish than the sum of his authoritarian rhetoric.
Trump recently publicly condemned the military industrial complex in a manner unseen inside the White House since the Kennedy administration, when JFK was doing it in private. He blasted the brass at the Pentagon who “want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” These are wonderful sentiments, but Trump has presided over the largest military budgets in history, and surrounded himself with nothing but warhawk neocons.
Following the president’s shocking criticism of the military, none other than Rush Limbaugh, who has passionately supported every war this country has provoked in recent years, blasted the military industrial complex, too. He even mentioned all the “senseless wars” they’ve waged. All of which he cheered on, of course. But still, it was remarkable to hear. Maybe next we’ll see Lindsey Graham singing “Give Peace a Chance” on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The world turned upside down.
Now, while loving Trump’s comments, I didn’t for a second believe that he would follow them up with any corresponding actions. Like bringing the troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and all the other countries they remain ensconced in, some dating back to the end of World War II. True to form, a few days later, tanks in Lithuania were moved closer to the Belarus border, in an effort to pique the interest of Russia. Remember, the laughable mantra on the Left is that Trump is “Putin’s bitch.”
Trump’s comments came on the heels of an article in the Atlantic, written by editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, one of the estimated 10 billion mainstream “journalists” who have denigrated “conspiracy theorists.” Goldberg referred to anonymous sources claiming Trump had defamed U.S. soldiers as “losers” and “suckers.” Trump had supposedly wondered aloud, during a World War I ceremony, about “what was in it” for the uniformed casualties. Sounds like a pretty good question. Not even the most rabid court historian can come up with a convincing reason for World War I.
In his own awkward, offensive way, Trump was questioning the war profiteers. “Support the troops” is a phrase used by the elite to shift the attention from why we are fighting to the brave and bold youngsters tasked to fight. Every soldier is more accurately defined as a victim. Their heroism is always in the service of powerful forces who pull their strings. War is a Racket, as the great Gen. Smedley Butler said.
Trump’s purported incendiary comments awoke Joe Biden from his slumber. He felt compelled to defend his former Republican Senate ally, the late warhawk Hall of Famer John McCain, whom Trump had notably criticized a few years back. The Biden campaign began a “Protect our Troops” advertising blitz. The fired up former vice president called Trump’s un-sourced comments “disgusting,” and “deplorable,” invoking Hillary Clinton’s former sobriquet of choice. Biden, as a good “liberal” of long standing, has never met a war he didn’t like.
Biden remains largely hidden from public view, and has been caught reading teleprompters to answer embarrassingly softball questions from a media overtly rooting for him. He should be even easier to beat than Trump. But his opponent relies on childish name-calling and incessant bragging about himself as his primary debate strategies, so nothing is certain. They are pretty evenly matched, sad to say.
Trump’s campaign rhetoric will not include anything about immigration, which was his hot button issue in 2016. This is because, despite all the tweets, his administration never ended DACA (as promised), or birth-right citizenship (as promised), and has, in fact, deported fewer illegals than Barack Obama himself. And Mexico is certainly not paying for his still nonexistent wall. So it’s probably best not to mention the subject.
Biden will certainly draw from his own name-calling arsenal. Trump will be called “racist” repeatedly. No one will require any specificity there; the state-controlled media just regurgitates something enough times so that it becomes fact in the eyes of the dumbed-down public. How do you prove that someone is a “racist” anyhow? And then there is one of Al Gore’s inconvenient truths; the numerous anti-Black comments from Joe Biden on the public record, which certainly seem to qualify as “racist.”
Just as Biden won’t mention Trump’s failure to even attempt to live up to his 2016 populist rhetoric, Trump will not mention Biden’s countless videotaped inappropriate groping of females, from little girls to adult women. A compilation of those videos would make a great campaign ad. But that would open a Deep State can of worms, especially the ones revealing a leering Biden sniffing and touching visibly uncomfortable children.
Because Trump’s overblown personality is so unique, for once there is a choice between presidential candidates. But it’s largely centered around personality. Do you want a blustery braggart, with a ridiculous hairdo/toupee and orange tan, that will tweet out anti-establishment tidbits but ultimately do nothing (or the opposite), or a semi-senile swamp creature with decades of shameful tenure in swamp infested Washington, D.C.?
It should be obvious by now that no one is riding in on a white horse to save us. And the American people are too frightened, and too apathetic, to take to the streets. Like millions did in Germany recently, when our state-controlled media completely censored what should have been a huge story; RFK, Jr. being cheered by hundreds of thousands fed up with the lockdown, from the same Berlin where his uncle gave one of his most famous speeches as president. Or the ten thousand plus who protested the shutdown in England. And France had their yellow jackets. In America, we have well organized professional “protesters” who are financed by some of the wealthiest and most powerful interests imaginable.
As we prepare to cast votes that almost certainly will not be honestly counted, the mandatory masks and social distancing requirements remain in place. Schools remain closed. Pro sports are being played before empty stands, sometimes with cardboard figures placed there, along with piped in crowd noise. There are serious suggestions that couples should wear masks while having sex. The changes appear to be permanent. And the majority of people seem to support that.
If I vote, it will be for Trump. Not because I support him, or like him. Simply because it will be more entertaining. Watching coverage by CNN, MSNBC, and the like would be must-see TV if Trump wins. Not that I think they’ll count the votes. The electoral process is utterly corrupt, and the result predetermined and rigged, no matter what the outcome. Presidents are selected, not elected. It would be more fun to watch the reactions of those with Trump Derangement Syndrome than the reactions of Trump’s cult if he loses. The “woke” Left is absolutely delusional. Again, must-see TV.
2020 will leave behind an expensive legacy. Economically and socially, the plandemic and the absurd lockdown will devastate this country for decades. The nonstop riots that are permitted to go on unimpeded by disinterested authorities are adding huge, untold amounts to that economic impact. Insurance companies aren’t going to pay for all that damage. Once again, it will be the average American who has to “sacrifice.”
There are no Huey Longs. No John F. Kennedys. RFK, Jr. is pretty good, but his hereditary vocal issue unfortunately limits his political chances. Maybe if things get bad enough, at least some of the sleeping sheeple will finally wake up. Until that happens, all we can do is rock the meaningless vote.
I’ve been a political junkie since at least the age of eleven, when I rooted with all my heart for Bobby Kennedy to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination. When RFK was assassinated, it absolutely crushed my young spirit. I think I realized even then that the good guys simply aren’t allowed to win.
Still, I remained keenly interested in the political world. During Watergate, as a high school student, I’m sure I exasperated most of my classmates with my nonstop anti- Nixon, burgeoning radical leftism. I also converted a few of them. In this regard, I guess I’m still doing the same thing; offending or persuading others.
Donald Trump has made politics infinitely more interesting. But he has also made it divisive to the point of physical confrontation, merely for wearing his MAGA hat, or placing a pro-Trump sign on one’s property. The hatred a substantial portion of Americans feel for him is unprecedented. It is indeed a form of derangement.
On the other hand, those who remain absolutely loyal to him can only do so by ignoring his constant flip-flops and capitulations. “He’s playing 8,000D chess!” “Keep your enemies closer!” Or they’ll claim the president has no authority. Which begs the question then of why any hopes are pinned on him, or any other president.
At this point, it is what it is; Trump is a grand tweeter, taking on the odious establishment with often incisive and biting comments. In terms of policies, this hasn’t meant much. It’s been neocon Republican business as usual during his term in office. Illegals aren’t being deported. Visa workers are still being hired. The crumbling infrastructure remains untouched. The troops remain in countries where they don’t belong. Not a single Deep State villain has been prosecuted.
The indictment of former Trump insider Steve Bannon last week illustrated this point all too clearly. Bannon was prosecuted, like Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Roger Stone, by Trump’s justice department, not Obama’s. The same justice department that declined to prosecute the Queen of Corruption, Hillary Clinton. A justice department led by William Barr, a swamp creature whose allegiance to the corrupt establishment was best reflected in his appearance as a character witness for FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, who blew Vicki Weaver’s head off while she was holding her baby, during the government assault at Ruby Ridge.
The swamp isn’t being drained. There aren’t 150,000 sealed indictments, or whatever the number is claimed to be now. The notion that someone as horrific as Barr could be leading the “White Hats” is beyond laughable. Barr, in case you didn’t know, has long been best friends with Robert Mueller, the man perceived publicly as Donald Trump’s arch nemesis. Barr is not an anomaly in Trump’s administration; he has filled it with Never Trumpers like Nikki Haley, Rod Rosenstein, and John Bolton.
The election of Trump was shocking, and at the time electrifying. But the novelty quickly wore off. It became obvious very early on, that none of the promised executive orders, to ban birth-right citizenship, H-1B Visa workers, and the like, were forthcoming. Mexico wasn’t about to build the wall. In fact, Bannon’s indictment on charges of fraud surrounding donations for the wall’s funding was the first news we’d heard about that wall for quite some time. Somewhere, Mexico is laughing.
I get attacked from both sides all the time. Whenever I post something on social media, invariably someone with Trump Derangement Syndrome, or Trump Enablement Syndrome, jumps in to question my motives, call me names, etc. My own niece deleted me as a friend recently on Facebook. I’m starting to understand how it must have felt in the 1860s, when brother really was fighting brother. Trump’s personality has created a fault line the size of the Grand Canyon. The few of us who view Trump dispassionately have a hard time fitting in to any modern political discussion, like lonely wallflowers at the big dance.
If I could only get more of my fiction published, I’d be done with political commentary. How many times, and in how many different ways, can you say that we’re ruled by absolute tyranny? How often can you drum home the fact that anyone with a large public platform is part of the corruption?
I get tired of sounding so pessimistic. But as the great cynic Ambrose Bierce said, pessimism is enforced upon the rational observer by cold reality. A part of me continues to believe in the fairy tale resolutions in all those great Frank Capra movies. So I am predisposed to believe in something like QAnon. I hope in vain for some “White Hats” to come riding into our rescue. I want to believe people are inherently good, despite myriad examples of reckless mob mentality, and the shameful fact that, even with widespread electoral fraud, plenty of people do actually vote for the Nancy Pelosis and Lindsay Grahams of the world.
I often question myself; why am I a populist? Populism derives from an affinity for the common people. The common people I’ve met are mostly just that; common. Not especially perceptive. Prone to bigotry and susceptible to even the most ridiculous aspects of mainstream indoctrination. Yes, they’re getting screwed royally by this rigged system. But most of them don’t seem to care. And most continue to focus their attention and anger at their neighbors, who are mired in the same circumstances. Everything is perfectly fine, as long as they don’t have anything, either. The analogy of the lobsters pulling down the ones trying to escape the tank is very apt here.
Seeing the ugly, screaming faces at some of these protests, I have to ask; do they deserve better? If some of these delusional people were in charge, it’s hard to imagine the kind of draconian laws they would devise. The other side is more reasonable, but their go-to move seems to be chanting “USA! USA! USA!” In other words, cheering on the system that is openly discriminating against and censoring those who share their views. Stockholm Syndrome isn’t a strong enough term to describe that.
This election, which we are assured once again will be the “most important” one ever, boils down to a referendum on Donald Trump’s personality. The issues that really impact the lives of the 80% being railroaded by the rigged system will be ignored again, as they have been in every previous presidential election. Except for 2016, when Trump’s populist rhetoric brought things like “globalism” and immigration to the forefront of the discourse.
There will be no debate about the great 9/11 lie, and the unconstitutional niceties, like the Patriot Act and Homeland Security department, that followed. I don’t think even Trump will have the audacity to talk about illegal immigrants and Visa workers, given his lack of effort in those areas. No one will talk about peace, or the sprawling Military Industrial/Intelligence Complex, unless Trump makes another insincere threat to bring the troops home from somewhere. The disparity of wealth will only be touched upon in a broad, meaningless way by the Democrats who still despise the greatest champion the common people ever had, Huey Long.
With the Democrats demanding widespread mail-in voting, which will ensure even more electoral fraud than usual, we can expect an even more contentious result. Neither side will trust the results, and with good reason. Voting has been fixed in this country since “Honest” Abe Lincoln prevented troops suspected of being Democrats from being furloughed to vote during the war, since Samuel Tilden was robbed of the presidency in 1876, since “Landslide” Lyndon Johnson proved the importance of the dead vote during his 1948 Senate “victory,” which was rubber stamped by ex-KKK member Hugo Black, who went on to become a “liberal” Supreme Court justice, to cite a few glaring examples. It isn’t “Russia” corrupting our electoral process.
I’ve voted for enough Third Party candidates. Ralph Nader. Pat Buchanan. Ross Perot. Various Libertarians. Only Perot had even a sliver of a chance to win. Americans love their “two party” system. And with the emergence of Trump, virtually everyone is split into those disastrous two camps that Alex Jones used to accurately call the “phony Left-Right paradigm.” Nobody seems to want more choices. A truly independent, Reform Party-style of alternative has never seemed less possible. Trump’s election crushed the chances of any alternative parties.
We have a choice between the tweeter-in-chief, and a Deep State veteran of decades, who appears for all the world to be suffering from some form of dementia. Perhaps the “highlight” of the Democratic Party’s convention- held in virtual, surreal lockdown style- featured a woman who was an ex-prostitute. But not just any prostitute- one who participated in a gang murder of a client. And only served twenty some years, which is par for the course in our maddeningly bad injustice system. No one, naturally, talked about peace or civil liberties.
I’ll keep writing and talking about politics. It’s a part of my character. But I don’t have much passion left for it. Emotion drives the debate now. Petty partisanship and hypocrisy reign. There is no place for reason or idealism in the politics of personality.
I became politically aware as a teenager in the mid-1970s. It was a different country, and a different world. America 1.0, as I like to call it. I gravitated naturally to the far Left side of the political spectrum. I was against all war. I thought the poor were getting a raw deal. I didn’t think blue-collar workers were being paid enough. I felt sympathy for the unjustly convicted and opposed the death penalty. I thought marijuana should be legalized. I believed our leaders should be focusing on the many domestic problems, instead of senseless foreign intervention.
Most importantly, I became a civil libertarian. Patrick Henry’s words, “I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to my dying day your right to say it” resonated with me almost as much as Huey Long’s great “Share the Wealth” speeches. I was also influenced by Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Philosophy, which talked about “victimless crimes” and ignited my libertarian streak.
I thought the Democrats, or most of them, were the good guys. I cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter, even though I liked almost all the other party presidential candidates better. I really liked Frank Church, especially when he headed the first congressional investigation to expose the abuses of the Central Intelligence Agency.
It didn’t take long for me to become more politically mature. I grew to understand that most of the social programs created additional costly bureaucracies, and didn’t seem to provide much help to those who needed it. Once the Vietnam War finally ended, I began to notice that most Democrats were just as pro-war as most Republicans.
The election of Bill Clinton in 1992 signaled the end of the old “liberalism,” which had drawn me to politics in the first place. Clinton was the first politician to make a habit of virtue signaling rhetoric, in which he could “feel your pain,” but his “reforms” resulted in poor people getting less financial aid for shorter periods, and convicted more largely Black people of “victimless crimes” than ever before. His myriad of personal and political scandals made Richard Nixon, whom I had considered the ultimate villain in my youth, look like Thomas Jefferson.
Clinton was the first to co-opt the term “liberal” without adhering to any of the classic tenets of liberalism. He didn’t overtly support the unions that were even then largely impotent. He didn’t demand higher wages for average workers, or criticize the incredible growth of CEO compensation, often accompanied by large layoffs. He lobbied hard for the passage of NAFTA, one of the deadliest pieces of legislation in our history, and never batted an eye at the outsourcing and offshore factories that followed.
Bill Clinton might have bombed Kosovo, and helped consolidate the media into a handful of huge corporations, but he could speak identity politics fluently. And that’s all that mattered to his base, which were being converted from empathetic, traditional liberals fighting for the little guy into authoritarians concerned over the views of those they opposed.
By the time Barack Obama arrived on the scene, he was treated like a male, biracial Mother Theresa by a fawning media and an even larger constituency indoctrinated for years by the virtue signaling professors that were already dominant in every major university. Obama was celebrated for what he was and how he looked, not for his political beliefs or principles. He was perhaps even better at feeling others’ pain that Bill Clinton was. But he too proved to be adept and bombing and even killing others, which he actually bragged about. And his supporters loved it.
The election of Donald Trump triggered something deep inside all of those now mature Social Justice Warriors, who’d been born under Clinton and climbed to positions of power under Obama. We see them now as the mayors and police chiefs of all the cities being besieged by looting, who have no desire to stop it.
The classical liberals, inspired by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Charles Dickens, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, and John F. Kennedy, are now all but gone from public life. Some of my friends, like peace activist Cindy Sheehan and former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, try their best, but no one on the left is interested in marching for peace now. Or protecting civil liberties. Sheehan and McKinney aren’t going to be welcome at the Democratic convention.
Instead, “liberals” today largely consist of often deluded Social Justice Warriors. They think and act with emotion, not reason. Their primary goal doesn’t seem to be fighting for the rights of those who’ve been denied them, but to take away the rights of those they disagree with. They don’t remotely believe in the Bill of Rights, especially the First Amendment. How many people have been fired recently, for posting a comment on social media, in their free time, which offended these Social Justice Warriors?
These poor souls are forced into public acts of contrition, but still lose their jobs, anyway. Why they still apologize for exercising their constitutional right to free speech is beyond me. The virtue signalers whose loud complaints got them fired, feel no remorse. No sense of guilt over families thrown into financial turmoil, especially in this unprecedented fragile economy. The new Left doesn’t care about the unemployed, especially if they disagree with them politically. It makes them feel good to see someone that offended them fired. That’s the essence of identity politics.
It doesn’t take much for Social Justice Warrior to demand someone’s termination. A pro soccer player was recently cut by his team for comments his wife made on Twitter. The stepmother of one of the officers involved in the shooting of the man found asleep in a Burger King drive-through was fired. For being his stepmother. Others have lost their jobs for uttering undeniable truths like “all lives matter.” When that is considered not only controversial, but a fireable offense, then we have reached the heights of lunacy.
I am very active on social media. For celebrating Roger Stone’s commutation, I was blasted by some who had been big fans of my work. One person told me Stone should be shot for treason. Another said he should be hanged. Someone else said no one deserved prison more than him, and that he should be given a life sentence. For contrived process crimes, and a politicized prosecution in a kangaroo courtroom? So Stone deserves prison more than serial killers and child rapists?
I had much the same reaction for posting what I considered very good news, about embattled Kentucky teenager Nicholas Sandmann winning an undisclosed out of court settlement from the Washington Post. A good cyber friend, whom I respect greatly, called him a name and said he should “have his teeth kicked in.” Others called the teenager a “racist.” Clearly, that MAGA hat triggered them. They don’t need much triggering, but this red hat sets Social Justice Warriors off like nothing else.
The irrational hostility of these authoritarians who have commandeered the political Left is centered on Donald Trump. The inner party members in George Orwell’s 1984, engaged in the “two minute hate” while viewing the image and hearing the words of the opposition leader known as Goldstein. Today’s Social Justice Warriors engage in a 24 hour hate against the image and words of Donald Trump.
There is a consistent anti-White theme to everything the Social Justice Warriors say, and advocate. While the vast majority of these virtue signalers are White themselves, that doesn’t stop them from blasting “White privilege” nonstop. The irony of a group like Black Lives Matter being only 16% Black has been lost on our largely dumbed down populace. These protesters and looters are largely angry Whites. Who or what is financing and supporting them ought to be of concern to investigative journalists, if we had any.
With the violent tearing down of statues, the Social Justice Warriors have crossed another line. They have met no resistance from any of the “White supremacists” running this “racist” country yet. Their irrationality is on full display here. They have claimed Mahatma Gandhi, a Brown man who fought White colonialism and inspired the Black civil rights movement, was a “White Supremacist.” They want to tear down his statue, too. How can you possibly have a rational discourse with such people?
“Liberal” used to be a positive term. It indicated one who was interested in reform, and advocating for the poor and powerless. It has come to mean an authoritarian control freak, who not only has never heard of “victimless crimes,” but wants to create new offenses, such as “hate crimes,” to punish those whose beliefs make them angry. The Social Justice Warriors probably have never heard of Orwell’s “thought crime,” and thus have no awareness of how close they come to supporting such a dangerous concept.
I know I’m in a very small minority. Anti-war. Anti death penalty. A free speech purist. Not ashamed of being White. Concerned with class, not race. Judging people, like Martin Luther King, by the content of their character.