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'Nil desperandum. That is a Motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a Spark of patriotick fire, we will enkindle it.'
—Samuel Adams, Letter to James Warren, 09 December 1772
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'We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again'.
—General Nathanael Greene
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'Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.'
—St. John Paul The Great

THE PRESENT CRISIS – Out (Finally) In Paperback

31 October 2019 @ 14:28

[Note: Until further notice, I am sticking this post to the top of my published posts column.  For newer posts, please look below this one.]

I have published by book, On The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America, today, on Amazon.com.

Ill-health and other personal matters have prevented me from going through the process until recently.  I apologize.

In 2017, I published a PDF Edition of this book, but this New [now paperback] Edition contains Updates to my Treatise [I will be updating the PDF Edition in the coming weeks].

Here is a screen-shot from the Amazon Books Page:

Click on the image above to go to the Amazon Books Page.

The cost is $8.00 per copy.

I hope to have an E-Book version completed and approved soon — I will keep you informed of all developments and feedback at the page I have set-up for this book: https://thepresentcrisis.org/

An excerpt from Chapter 1: The Present Crisis In America:

The greatest victory the Left In America has achieved, one that has cut a swath of Misery and Dislocation across every single area of American Society, is the implanting of Leftist Thinking in every American’s Soul. —And they have done so while convincing us that that was exactly what they weren’t doing and, yet — most importantly — that their way of thinking is Normal, while the traditional American Way is Abnormal, is Evil.

To varying degrees these days, we all think like Leftists think — so ‘brainwashed’ and propagandized, have we become. Some have willingly let their Hearts and Minds be Encompassed, some have no clue that they have been successfully Propagandized, and some have Resisted, but the disease is so widespread in every nook and cranny of our Souls that we can’t shield ourselves from all of Leftism’s spreading Cancer.

Leftist Thinking is based in Fantasy — in the not-Real, in delusions produced by dreamy abstractions developed in the minds of it’s Masterminds, far away from the Real World and Human Experience. The solutions it offers, the goals it seeks to achieve, therefore, are contrary to what is Right and Good, and are like a Cancer metastasizing in the American Soul, rotting away at that Grand Spirit that animates it and nourishes it.

In other words: This work will attempt to explain the origins of The Present Crisis.

It will further show why Leftist Thinking is so dangerous, why everything it touches and controls it Corrupts — why it must be overcome and we, the American People, Decontaminated of it very soon or we shall find ourselves either Enslaved to, or eliminated by, those Tyrants who are in positions of Power And Control in America.

I hope you will find this book useful in our Struggle against the Tyrants who seek to put us in Chains.

God Bless The Founders & God Bless America.

On The So-Called Silent Moderates

12 December 2019 @ 17:03

There’s an interesting essay that’s been published over at [The London] Spectator USA by by Bridget Phetasy [be warned: the Speccie USA only allows viewing three article per month], entitled: The Battle Cry Of The Politically Homeless: Anyone moderate with a brain and anything to lose has largely gone silent.

Mrs. Phetasy starts it off by saying [tip of the fedora to Joy McCann]:

Like millions of other Americans, I’m exhausted. But I’m not tired from #Resisting or tired from screaming at a MAGA rally. I’m tired of the toxic tribalism infecting the very foundations of our democracy, straining our relationships, and poisoning our view of our fellow humans.

I’m tired of everyone being outraged, getting worked up over the latest news cycle only to forget about it two hours later. Tired of being afraid to voice my own opinions, of knowing how saying the wrong thing at a barbecue while someone is filming on their iPhone could result in a nationwide clarion call for my head on a pike. I’m tired of rage mobs and cancelations.

2016 was the breaking point, or at least a watershed moment, when the vilification of diverse opinion exploded. Trump vs. Hillary forced everything into a binary, and suddenly bipartisanship and moderation became radical positions to take.

She is correct about the Explosion, the full-scale Eruption of the Leftist Volcano, but, actually, we on the Right who are not Ideologues have been subjected to Calumnies being hurled, often viciously, at us and Doxxing and Firings since, at least, 2007 — let’s call them small-scale Eruptions.

I understand why she’s fed-up and tired of all this Malicious Micheghas [often, if the choice is to watch Pundits and News Journalists opine on matters on which they have no Historical Perspective and are Ideologically-Driven, and watching a good British Mystery, I tend to  choose the latter].

Notice that she writes: ‘I’m tired of the toxic tribalism infecting the very foundations of our democracy….’.  The problem is: this Nation was not set-up to be a Democracy, but, rather, a Constitutional Republic where The Mob does not Rule.  That we have devolved into one is a Sad and Pathetic commentary on our Guardianship of Freedom and Ordered Liberty in the last several generations.  We use the word ‘Democracy’ blithely, without consideration of it;s meaning and the implications thereof [another Triumph in getting us all to think like Leftists].  This may seem like a samll, a Trivial, point but Words and Meanings matter.  As I wrote in my book, THE PRESENT CRISIS [copies of which may be purchased by clicking here]:

The Grand Strategy of the Left is to so Corrupt the meanings of the words we speak and write — our understanding of them — so extensively that they can then use language to, constantly and consistently, Manipulate us through our language.  [Chapter 5: The Corruption Of Language]

More from Mrs. Phetasy:

After 2016’s chaotic impact on The Culture took hold, each mere opinion or vote became life or death in the fight for the survival of civilization — and you are either for civilization or against it. The trouble is, everyone believes they’re on the ‘right side of history’ and justifies abhorrent behavior in service of that belief. Families are divided. Extremes have become more extreme and shades of gray are shunned. Expressions of nuance are mocked. Anyone moderate with a brain and anything to lose has largely gone silent.

In general, she’s quite right, but there are votes that, if used to pass Laws that are UnConstitutional and must be Fought Vigorously because they Undermine America.  And there are opinions that go to the heart of Civilization’s and must be voiced.  In other words, the Right Side Of History must always be Defended.

From here next paragraph:

I get it, too. I understand why the silent majority is uneasy. They’re not wrong to worry that sharing their opinion on Facebook could cost them their livelihood. Most people are just trying to raise their families and pay their bills, and pine for the days when they only had to think about politics every few years. Now, millions of independent thinkers — recently polled at almost 70 percent of the American population and labeled ‘the exhausted majority’ — are harboring intense feelings of political homelessness and ideological isolation.

In a Constitutional Republic you can’t afford to ‘to think about politics every few years’ — the citizen in such a Republic must continually pull Watch on our governments at all levels.  As I wrote in Chapter 4 of my book:

And we can’t complain that we were blindsided and sandbagged by the Left. Enough prophets have warned us over the past century-plus of what was happening, enough signs were placed on our Road To Perdition, but we refused to listen, to sec and turn back. We let our Lusts [of all kinds] guide us. We took full advantage of our Freedoms and Liberties, but refused to pull Guard Duty now and again for The Republic. We gorged ourselves on Happy Meals and refused to pay the bill.

So: Ecce Novum Americanusl Behold the New American Man!  There he stands snapping the lock of his chains into place. There he should stand Ashamed.

You can’t escape this Essential Duty and expect your governments to remain Free and Liberty to remain Ordered.  No semi-permanent vacations allowed.

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…We all abandon our duty as citizens when we put party loyalty over thinking critically and speaking truthfully. We can’t expect integrity from our leaders if we don’t expect it of ourselves.

It’s absolutely our duty as citizens to denounce demagoguery where we see it. To fight corruption. To push back against attacks on free speech, due process and the scientific method. To combat racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. To continue to extend the gains made by the civil rights movement. To demand compromise and moderation. This starts with fighting our own tribal instincts and laziness and educating ourselves.

Where is the Fight Against Immorality?  Methinks, BP is a libertarian, one of those who does not realize, as John Adams wrote:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Under appreciate Morality and you will end-up with what we have today in America: a nation like we have; a Democracy where The Mob Rules.  Integrity arises out of having a Moral Sense —  and the majority of us lack it.

Compromise with the Left [and it’s bastard child, the Alt-Right] is impossible.  As I wrote in THE PRESENT CRISIS:

…Look, I know we all have a deeply ingrained desire to want to be liked by our fellow-men, but it is important to realize that the Left will never, ever Like or Respect any one of us unless we submit Unconditionally to their ideas. To submit to them is to Betray what you know is Right — to place your Soul in chains to others.

It is time we on the Right realize that there is no reasoning with the Left, that they will not listen.

Their minds arc dosed and bolted shut to any arguments because they believe they have found ‘THE ANSWER’, ‘the Way’. The Progressives believe they are the only truly ‘Enlightened Ones’ and that we are, at best, Misguided Idiots, and, at worst, Dangerous and Insane Lunatics. This is what they believe. Don’t kid yourself that they view us as anything but Fools or Thought Criminals. Just think of the ways they describe us and our ideas … go ahead, think … l’ll wait … well? Simply put: in their Depraved way of thinking, the Left believes that the Right is Evil.

Therefore, there’s no point in ever arguing with them about anything.

The time has come for us to refuse to deal with them in any reasonable way. To engage them in any conversation is to give them and their ideas Legitimacy, to announce that their Fantastical Thinking is Normal — it is not. Created in the sterile laboratories of their minds, the ideas and schemes of the Left are Unrealistic, Unworkable, and Unsuited to Human Beings living in Reality. Therefore, we are only wasting our time in arguing with them. They are Zealots, Fanatics who cannot be persuaded with Right Reason- they have disabled their Moral Imaginations. We must forego trying to argue with them and go on and do what it takes to Restore and then Maintain our Freedoms and Liberties. Perhaps, just perhaps, by the example we set, a few of them will recover their mental health sufficiently to see the light and fight against their crippling [and dangerous to others] retardation.

Mrs. Phetesy ends her essay with:

While both sides increasingly weaponize reason and peddle conspiracy in order to defend insanity, millions of sensible, moderate Americans grapple with the choice to join a tribe, tune out, or go insane.

Opt to tune out and you’re ‘carrying water for Nazis’ or a ‘cuckservative.’ Join a tribe, and you have to completely abandon your ability to think critically. No matter what — everyone seems to be going crazy. The exhausted majority could be the key to combating polarization and saving the world.

If only we weren’t so afraid.

I seriously doubt that a Silent Majority exists anymore.  Leftist Thinking has Triumphed and now infects most of the minds and Souls of Americans.

It is only we few, we happy few — The Remnant — who survive and are Charged with keeping The Lamp Of Liberty burning.

…Then guard your rights, Americans
Nor stoop to lawless sway
Oppose, oppose, oppose, oppose
For North America

Torn from a world of tyrants
Beneath this western sky
We formed a new dominion
A land of liberty
The world shall own we’re freemen here
And such will ever be
Huzza, huzza, huzza, huzza
For love and liberty!

—Dr. Joseph Warren, Free America

The Death Of Dr. Joseph Warren at Bunker Hill

The Left’s Abject Hatred

07 December 2019 @ 16:12

Dennis Prager has published an interesting essay over at American Greatness on the Left’s Abject Hatred of The Salvation Army.

A few highlights, accompanied by some commentary from your humble blog host…

We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that’s all we would need to know about the person. We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person. To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad.

Sometimes, especially in War Time, Hatred is a Useful thing.  We are in a Cold War with Ideology that is getting hotter by the day.

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Such is the case regarding the Left’s hatred of the Salvation Army. You don’t have to be a Christian — I am not — to appreciate the goodness of the people who run and work for the Salvation Army. They devote their lives to helping the poorest, the saddest, the loneliest and the most troubled among us — completely irrespective of race, gender, transgender identity, faith or no faith. And they do it for almost no money. They do it because of their Christian faith.

They provide these downtrodden people with not only food and shelter but also human warmth and love. And they offer the people they care for the one thing most likely to get them out of their predicament: meaning. They offer it; they do not coerce it. And while the vehicle for this meaning — Christian faith — may not be your faith or mine, so what? It takes a truly narrow-minded bigot to want to deprive people of meaning just because that meaning is rooted in faith or in a faith other than their own.

As long as these types of Organization offer Christian or Jewish Succor, I’m behind them, but we should never support an Islamic Version, as that Cult Ideology seeks to Enslave people.

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Most depressing of all, Chick-fil-A, a business owned by a Christian and heretofore run according to Christian principles, caved in to LGBTQ organizations’ pressure and stopped funding the Salvation Army, while it has also donated to a left-wing group that hates the good, the Southern Poverty Law Center.

I never thought I’d see the day when the Salvation Army would be hated by a substantial number of Americans or lose the support of a Christian-run business.

But given the Left’s loathing of virtually all things good — such as America, Israel, traditional Christianity and Judaism, the Boy Scouts, the nuclear-family ideal, Thanksgiving and America’s Founders — it is not surprising.

As I pointed-out in my book, On The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America [copies of which may be purchased by clicking here]:

It is rather obvious that the Leftists In America are animated by their Ideology, which is a system of ideas that seeks to defy Human Nature — actually, crush it under it’s jackboots of Perverse Logic — and Re-Engineer it into a caricature of something Human. Leftism is animated by a hatred of Life As It is, by everything the people of The West [the most civilized peoples in History] see as Beautiful and Decent. The Left exists in a sewage pit of Misery and wants to drag everyone down into their Hell. Strip all the Big Lies they tell you about themselves and you will discover that they are motivated by a wish for a Communal Death in a world-wide Nihilistic Conflagration, a Gotterdammerung.

More from Mr. Prager:

As I have said for years, the Left destroys everything it touches: music, art, Christianity, Judaism, economies, universities, high schools, late-night comedy, pro football, women’s likelihood of finding happiness, men’s likelihood of maturing, the Boy Scouts and the innocence of children (think “Drag Queen Story Hour” for 5-year-olds at public libraries), to cite some of the more obvious examples.

And while it destroys good institutions, the Left never builds a viable replacement. Is there a left-wing equivalent to the Boy Scouts, a left-wing institution that helps mold boys into responsible men? Of course not. The Left destroys, but it builds nothing — except state power. Or, to take the present example, is there a left-wing equivalent to the Salvation Army? No, there isn’t.

One of the great puzzles in contemporary American life is whether there is anything the Left could do to make Americans understand how destructive it is. If suppressing free speech at colleges and on the internet, fomenting interracial anger, supporting those who wish to annihilate Israel, allowing (and even encouraging) teenage girls to have their healthy breasts surgically removed if they think they are a boy and trying to crush the Salvation Army don’t do it, probably nothing will.

The only thing that, it seems to me, can be done is to always publicize the Left’s actions and proposals over all forms of Media we can, to Resist their Evil Machinations on the Local Level.  Hell, Nancy Pelosi is pretending she’s a Catholic-In-Good-Standing and very few are calling-out her Heresy.

Support The Salvation Army in any way you can.  Support only those Charitable Organizations and Businesses that do not cave to the Leftist Way Of Thinking.  Shun those Organizations that do.

Resist, Resist, Resist!

December 7th, 1941: ‘The Unprovoked And Dastardly Attack’

07 December 2019 @ 14:41

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Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounding determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

The only member of the Congress to vote against
the Declaration Of War against the Empire of Japan was

Republican Representative Jeannette Rankin, a Progressive.

[Originally published on TCOTS on 07 December 2011]

Laws, Regulations, Executive Orders: The First Question That Must Always Be Asked

03 December 2019 @ 16:00

This headline over at ABC News states the problem quite well [although I know that was not their intention]:

President Trump signs animal cruelty bill into law,
making it a federal felony

Where in The Constitution does it say the Chief Executive can do this?  Where does that Sacred Document say that the Congress can pass such a law?

The answer is that The Constitution does not Delegate such a Power to the national government.

But that doesn’t stop our elected officials from passing such laws every Session.

The First Question that must ALWAYS be asked when passing a Law or promulgating a Regulation is: Is this Constitutional?

If not, than this is a matter that should be left to The Several States [see: Tenth Amendment, The].

And, if their Constitutions do not Delegate such Powers to them, then we next go to County and Local level governments to see if their Charters allow them to impose such Laws and Regulations.

When we do not ask this First Question, we show our Contempt for The Constitutions and Charters of our govenments.  Passing such Laws and Regulations and Executive Orders is Repugnant and a signal to The Sovereign People that they are Free not to Obey such Laws and Regulations.

Perhaps we should Petition the Convention Of States to include, among it’s other proposed Article V Amendments, one that reads something like this:

SECTION 1: Before a Law is brought to a final vote by either house of the Congress, it shall, in both The House Of Representatives and The Senate be subject to a full and complete investigation before Special Committees charged with determining whether said Law is allowed under The Constitution Of The United States.  If it is found Repugnant, it will be sent back to the House from which it originated.

Citizens of The United States may challenge the decisions of the said House and Senate Special Committees before The Supreme Court Of The United States directly.  They may take such actions of Redress before or after said Law is passed.

SECTION 2: Any Regulation or Executive Order issued by any Department or Quasi-Governmental Agency of the national government shall be subject to a full and complete investigation before a Special Executive Branch Committee, chosen by the President, charged with determining whether said Regulation or Executive Order is allowed under The Constitution Of The United States.  If it is found Repugnant, said Regulation will be declared null and void immediately.

Citizens of The United States may challenge the decisions of the said Special Executive Branch Committee before The Supreme Court Of The United States directly.  They may take such actions of Redress before or after said Regulation or Executive Order is passed.

In the case of this national animal cruelty law, this is not, as I stated, the business of the national government, dammit.  It is nothing but a cynical Populist move on the part of Trumpius Pompey Maximus Sulla and the Corrupt Kleptocratic Congress to win favor with voters, who seem to never ask The First Question.

The time has come to stop the Madness.

But the parliament in which the Colonies have no voice, taking as much of their money as it pleases, and appropriating it to such purposes as it pleases, even against their consent, and as they think repugnant to their safety, renders all their property precarious, and therefore it is subversive of the end for which men enter into society and repugnant to every free constitution.

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’, The Boston Gazette, 20 January 1772

Your attested Copy of the proceedings of the Town of Framingham at a legal meeting on the 15th of March last has been receiv’d by the Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Boston.

The just resentment which your Town discovers at the power of Legislation for the Colonists assumed by the British Parliament, and its exerting that power in raising a revenue and applying it to purposes repugnant to the common Safety, and the resolution of that town to defend our rights & Liberties purchas’d with so much Blood & Treasure, must do them honor in the Estimation of all who place a true Value upon those inestimable Blessings. May HE who gave this Land to our worthy forefathers, animate us their posterity to defend it at all Hazards; and while we would not lose the Character of loyal subjects to a prince resolv’d to protect us, we will yet never forfeit that of Men determined to be free.

—Samuel Adams, writing for the Boston Committee Of Correspondence, 13 April 1773

Watching The Detectives: Power, Corruption, And FBI’s

02 December 2019 @ 18:25

In an otherwise so-so report from back in March, Jon Miltimore and Carey Welder make one spot-on observation [tip of the fedora to Baldilocks]:

Conservatives tend to have two bad habits. First, they’re prone to viewing the past through a nostalgic lens. Second, they tend to instinctively give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt.

These tendencies help explain why conservatives for decades have been able to overlook the many abuses — constitutional, legal, and moral — of US intelligence agencies.

NOSTALGIA:

As to the first habit: there’s nothing wrong, per se, with feeling Nostalgia — it is a Neutral term that can be either a Good or a Bad thing, depending on what it is rooted in.

When it is born out of Pure and, therefore, Mushy Sentimentality, based purely on Emotion and seen through rose-colored glasses, it is a Negative Nostalgia.  An example of this is the way some Leftists view the History of the Labor Unionization Movement, which was Dirty and Corrupt through-and-through.

And let us not forget ‘Busing To Achieve Racial Desegregation™’ which is rearing it’s ugly head again [see here for one example].  The takeover of School Systems by the Courts in the late 1960’s through the 1970’s Destroyed many school systems, causing them to become more segregated.  It tore communities apart and led to heightened Tensions between Whites and Ethnic Groups that have culminated, egged-on by Leftist Politicians and Pundits, in the Bad Racial Atmosphere we see today in America [it must be said that President Trump is making, often successful efforts it seems, to relieve the Tensions].

When Nostalgia is born out of Right Reason, a Sober look at a period in The Past, it is a Good thing, such as revering The Founders — enough said.

GIVING LAW ENFORCEMENT THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT:

‘…they tend to instinctively give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt’

Yes, we Law-Abiding Americans do.  The Conservative Instinct many Americans have is partially responsible for this.  Another source: since the FDR Generation [when Obedience to the government became Normalized, all subsequent ones have been brought-up to accept a more intrusive policing presence [and a majority of them did not rebel against this worrying development].

In a World Turned Upside Down, we have Embraced what we have considered ‘The Guardians Of Law And Order’ in Reaction.

However, we must never forget that every, single Government Organization is subject to Corruption — most especially in these days when Morals are so loose that they’ve run away and we have much trouble finding them.

The FBI and, to a lesser extent, the CIA¹, have had their Corruptions throughout their histories.  But, while they have risen to the Level of Egregious Corruption, they have never been as bad as they’ve been in the last forty or so years, growing to flirt with Outright Treason in the last twenty or so.

In a deeply Insightful article over at American Greatness, the Wise Angelo Codevilla writes:

The Justice Department’s inspector general this month reprimanded the FBI for the manner in which it recruits and supervises its “confidential human sources.” To the layman, this seems about technicalities. In fact, it shows that one of the CIA’s deadliest dysfunctions now infects the FBI as well.

This disease consists of choosing and rejecting sources for the purpose of indulging the agencies’ and their leaders’ private agendas rather than to further intelligence work on the public’s behalf.

The inspector general’s concern with the FBI’s source management stems from the investigation into the FBI’s involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, including by taking seriously the infamous Steele dossier that it knew was a fabrication as well as, likely, some Russian communication intercepts that also should have been rejected on strictly professional grounds. In short, the FBI departed from its tradition of professionalism and honesty in pursuit of domestic political influence.

Choosing and recruiting sources, validating and managing them, is the very heart of intelligence. Doing it badly, taking sources that come easy—especially dispensing with due skepticism about the ones that contribute to one’s own agendas—is professional corruption. But doing it right is hard. To the extent that intelligence agencies find it difficult to fulfill expectations, they are tempted to substitute such corruption for the competence they lack. The pursuit of agency interests or even personal agendas takes over.

Which is exactly what we have sensed for quite some time.

The FBI and the rest of The Justice Department have evolved into acting like the Corrupt people did in the CIA of times past:

Soon after the Central Intelligence Agency’s founding in 1947, Hanson Baldwin, the New York Times’ legendary military correspondent, had already noticed that the agency was using perfunctorily vetted-sources, or the officers’ own opinions, to fill the gap between the few modest secrets of which it could be sure, and the many big questions on which it was pronouncing itself.

CIA case officers, ivy leaguers whose “cover” was a thin pretense, were never able to recruit Soviet officials and tore at each other over whether those who offered themselves were for real. They solved the problem by subordinating counterintelligence (i.e., quality control) to what they felt was the need to tell the stories they wanted to tell.

During my years on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff, CIA officials’ preference for their personal and corporate interests over professional standards continued to get worse….

Mr. Codevilla then gives some examples of this that are Damning.

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The FBI used to take counterintelligence seriously. That made it possible for them to neutralize threats to America — the old joke was that, in any meeting of the U.S, Communist Party or of its front groups, a majority of attendees were FBI agents. The only U.S. intelligence penetration of the Kremlin was the FBI’s recruitment of a U.S. labor activist whom high-level Soviets trusted.

In the late 1970s, that began to change. Director William Webster (1978-1987) failed to back up the officers who had infiltrated and surveilled the New Left’s collaboration with the Soviets against America in the Vietnam War. Webster also introduced contemporary political correctness into the FBI….

The New Left was then able to Infiltrate governments at all levels rather easily, evolving eventually into the New New Left of ‘Barack Hussein Obama’.  In other words, the Boomer Bombers and their Fellow Travellers were left alone to Legitimize themselves as Normals.

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In due course, FBI officials became standard bureaucrats and learned to operate on the assumption that all Americans were equally likely to be proper targets of investigation. They replaced the distinctions by which they had operated with the classic bureaucratic imperative: look out for yourselves by making sure not to displease the powerful.

Webster’s FBI joined the ACLU as the principal sponsor of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which judicially pre-cleared all electronic surveillance operations through ex parte secret proceedings, despite warnings that such pre-clearance amounts to warrants for warrantless surveillance, and hence that it incentivizes political abuse.

We now, of course, know that FISA has been egregiously Abused by the FBI and Justice Department.

Mr. Codevilla continues

The directorships of William Sessions and Louis Freeh, ending in 2001, did nothing to slow the FBI’s devolution. Two additional tendencies developed, which further contributed to the devaluation of what had been scrupulous recruitment and evaluation of sources. First, reliance on pseudoscientific “profiling” vastly reduced the felt need for scruples. But the FBI’s experience with profiles is as powerful an argument as can be made of how debilitating, noxious, and corrupting reliance on them can be. Thus did the bureau practically convict an innocent man, Richard Jewell, of having bombed Centennial Park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Profiling has long been seen as a con.

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Second, the bureau’s increasing adoption of military weapons and tactics further tempted its officials to shortcut intelligence for the sake of, well, war against disfavored persons and movements.

The FBI in 1992 conducted an 11-day war against Randy Weaver and his family in a remote Idaho cabin, in which one law enforcement officer was killed along with the Weavers’ 14-year-old son, and which ended with an FBI sniper killing Weaver’s wife, Vicki, with a baby in her arms—leading to an angry jury acquitting Weaver. A year later, the FBI ran another war against a religious cult in Texas, that cost four lives.

I wrote about this Militarization in 2014.

This is why it is now more important than ever that we Preserve, Protect, and Defend the system of Trial By Jury…and we should teach our fellows that one of the Powers held by Juries is Jury Nullification.

More:

Robert Mueller’s directorship (2001-2013), followed by his friend James Comey’s, made the FBI into the domestic danger it is today.

AC then sites, as an example, the Anthrax Mailing Investigation.

And let us never forget that the Coddling of active Murderous Boston Mobsters Whitey Bulger and Steve ‘The Rifleman’ Flemmi was started and continued under Webster, Sessions, Freeh, and included rising stars Robert Mueller and James Comey.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

The FBI needs to be Reformed top-to-bottom.

People need to be Fired — all of those who have abused the Privilege — and I personally don’t care how many are Fired.

Tight Restrictions have to be put in place on Allowable Behavior.

Some of the current FBI’s Power must be returned to the Several States where we can keep a much easier closer-eye on activities.

And, most importantly, a non-governmental committee must be formed to constantly monitor the FBI and Department Of Justice.

These, I think, are just a few actions we True Americans must debate.  I’m very open to more.

It’s a Delicate Balance: on one side we do need a clearing-house for criminal activity occurring in multiple states so we must not Restrict too tightly so it can do the job we expect of it; on the other side we must set in place Laws that Effective in controlling their actions and maintain an extremly watchful eye on their activities.

This job is made all the harder because we cannot put any Trust in the vast majority of the members of the Congress and the Supreme Court.

SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND AT ALL TIMES:

As I also wrote in 2014:

The Police were never intended to be Soldiers-Lite, watered-down versions of of our Military.  We, The Sovereign People, created police departments ‘to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence’.  In other words, we delegated to the Police and other law enforcement agencies, the power to maintain Order in our communities, to see that those who broke the Law were brought before the Justice System, and to help us, the People, protect our Lives, our Liberties, and our Property.

From the beginning the Police were to act as our agents.

In their embrace of the code of behavior of the Military, in their convincing of themselves that we, the Law-Abiding, are not the same as themselves, the Police violated their oath ‘To Protect And To Serve’ us.

Such a group, such a tribe, is easily susceptible to adopting the ways of Tyrants.

America in 2014 is not only a nation where those in control of the national government, and many state and local governments, consider we, The Sovereign People their Public Enemy Number One, but where many of our Police Officers consider us Outlaws, who need to be watched very closely because we are all suspect, to be treated as Suspects.

This is Despotism.

Beyond practicing mere Due Diligence, we, The Sovereign People, from whom all Power And Control ultimately comes, must gear-up our efforts to keep a very close-eye on our governments and publicize loudly and relentlessly when they cross-the-line.  It’s time to turn the volume to eleven.

We, the Sovereign People, are the only ultimate Guardians Of Law And Order.

Are we up to the task?

I have my doubts.

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¹ I use the term ‘to a lesser extent’ because the CIA often operates outside the borders of America, where The Constitution does not apply and, therefore, they have more freedom, if you will, to do things that the FBI cannot and must never do.  You can argue whether such actions of the CIA are Moral, but not if they’re Legal.

Tragedy Strikes Bob Belvedere: CREEM Mags Destroyed!

01 December 2019 @ 16:33

Last weekend right before a heavy rain struck, I was out packing-up my stuff for our move in our detached cabana.

To make some room whilst I filled-up boxes, I placed two plastic containers outside — one containing things I had written in the 70’s and 80’s; the other containing all of my 1970’s issues of CREEM Magazine.

At one point, I had to go inside our house, got distracted by filling out forms for our new mortgage, and never went back to my outdoor chores.

Their should have been no problem because I left the two containers firmly shut.

However, I didn’t count on The Red Chinese Can Collector Menace!

One of those Commie Spy Bastards entered our property during the rain and heavy wind and looked in the containers for cans, but failed to properly reseal the one with the CREEM Magazines inside of it.

The next day, I discovered that they were fully soaked in water and beyond rescue.

Boy Howdy, I’m Mad and Distraught!

I had to throw what was left of them away…and I did so with a tear in my Rock ‘N’ Roll Eyes.

Here are some of the issues destroyed by The Red Chinese Can Collector Menace

I vow to take on this Menace full-bore!  Damn the RED MENACE!  It reaches E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E.

R.I.P. Bob’s CREEM Magazines.

 

THE PRESENT CRISIS Gets Mentioned on The Other Podcast

24 November 2019 @ 16:42

Stacy McCain was kind enough this past Saturday Night to mention my book, On The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America, on the weekly broadcast he and William Hoge do on Blog Talk Radio every week at 1900 Eastern.

The mention of TPC comes at about the thirty-nine minute mark, but I would urge you to listen to the whole hour as Stacy, William, and guest, the talented and lovely Dianna Deeley, discuss the political and cultural issues of the day.

Click here to listen to the Podcast.

And a hearty Huzzah! to Stacy and the gang.

And don’t forget to buy yourself a copy here.

Bring Me The Head Of Donald Trump And The Killer Elite

22 November 2019 @ 16:56

One of the most Insightful commentators on Twitter, Educating Liberals, has published a thread of his theory on this whole Impeachment micheghas:

“Does anybody on Twitter actually know how impeachment works?

My guess is 99% of you don’t.

So let me explain why Trump WANTED to be impeached….

If the Judiciary Committee calls for a vote, & a simple majority of the House agrees, it goes to a trial in the Senate.

The Senate then requires a two-thirds majority to convict him.

And what crime has Trump committed?

NONE. Also, the Republican Party holds a 53-47 majority in the Senate, so there won’t be enough votes.

BUT….

The Senate trial is the REAL TRIAL.

Trump will have his own lawyers putting on his defense.

And he’ll declassify everything he needs to in order to defend himself.

A trial in the Senate would lead to the exposure of everything the media has tried desperately to ignore.

Every news outlet will be forced to cover the trial daily.

And the country will see evidence of unprecedented criminality committed by the Dems.

If Trump goes on trial, he’s going to expose every single crime the Dems have committed going back to January of 2009.

-I witnessed the Coup Against Richard Nixon.  A lot of the hearings tool place when I was off from school during the summer and I read accounts and partial transcripts in the MSM of the time.  As I wrote here recently:

As a teenager, I followed the whole Scandal and always felt something was wrong with it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on just what that was.  I eventually came to believe that my affection for the Underdog was clouding my judgement.  It is now clear, with [Former Nixon Administration Assistant White House Counsel, Geoff] Shepard’s unearthed[,] convincing evidence that my original Instinct was correct.

The Left back then were starring in a Dreadful story: Bring Me The Head Of Richard Nixon.

There were no ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ committed by Mr. Nixon.

The details are available here: #Impeach Trump — Beware Of Watergate II.

While the Left and their Dupes and Useful Idiots didn’t end-up passing Articles Of Impeachment against President Nixon, they were most certainly relieved when Mr. Nixon resigned — doing so made the Democrats safe from being Exposed during an Impeachment Trial for their Perfidy and Lawlessness.  The President did the Honorable Thing.

EL refers to this as a possibility, that Trumpicus Pompey Magnus wants to be Impeached.  But does he have the Testicular Fortitude to Resist?  We shall see.

Unlike like, Mr. Nixon, who despite his penchant for crossing Legal Rubicons, Mr. Trump has no Honor.  So he might be willing to let the pieces fall where they may and not, like RN did figuratively, take a loaded Luger into his study and ‘do the right thing’.

-I also witnessed the Clinton Impeachment, whose long trail of Stupidity, gives one Hope the EL is a prophet.  However, when it comes to ‘playing’ Politics, the GOP is at the very least one step below the Democrats in the evolutionary chain.

-I have read rather deeply into the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson and in a good number of ways it rhymes with what the Left and the Useful Idiots of the Republican Party are trying to do to President Trump.  The Radical Republicans lost the Trial of President Johnson by one vote.  They just missed pulling-off their Coup, which would have Damaged the Republic, perhaps Fatally [they certainly did a lot of damage in other areas].  The RR’s were Proto-Fascists, who would eventually evolve into the Progressive Republicans.

————

In 1974, the Leftists did succeed in their Coup and The Rule Of Law was Damaged severely.  We have been living with the Fallout ever since [‘Borking’ comes to mind].

Tyranny surrounds us.  We must be ever-watchful, ever Vigilant.

I hope the President does not get Impeached, nor forced from Office.

He has committed no ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’.

In the conduct of Foreign Affairs, Presidents have often had to use threats against other Countries that are seeking to Damage American Interests.

While Trumpicus may have sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine, there is nothing that prevents him from doing so in The Constitution.  To switch over, as the Left and their Useful Idiot comrades in the GOP have done, and call it now ‘bribery’ is, well, Orwellian.  No monies for any personal gains were exchanged.

I am no fan of this President, but to see him Impeached and then found Guilty by The Senate would be a High Crime.

What’s left of this Glorious Republic would not Survive, then, much longer.

Ideological Libertarians: The Terrible Simplifiers

10 November 2019 @ 17:26

At the same time that our governments are becoming more Socialist-Fascist, it is interesting that this trend is going hand-in-hand with the trend towards Radical Individualism — capital ‘L’ Libertarianism.

Over at The Federalist, Nathanael Burke has written an essay that looks into how the ascendancy of near-Absolute Individualism is providing Aid And Comfort to the Totalitarians in America.

A few definitions first…

I am fully in-line with Russell Kirk’s beliefs on this matter:

…libertarianism is a simplistic ideology, relished by one variety of the folk whom Jacob Burckhardt called “the terrible simplifiers.”

The capital ‘L’ Libertarians are Ideologues, who, like The Left, believe their Simplistic System Of Ideas will bring about a Heaven On Earth.  They see themselves, in a mirror image of Leftism, to be in possession of The Secret Wisdom [aka: Gnosticism].  Like The Left, again, they have developed their System in a sterile laboratory, far away from the Real World.  The difference between the two is that Leftism puts The Collective over the Individual, while the Libertarians advocate for Absolute Individualism.

More from Mr. Kirk:

…a number of the men and women who accept the label “libertarian” are not actually ideological libertarians at all, but simply conservatives under another name. These are people who perceive in the growth of the monolithic state, especially during the past half century, a grim menace to ordered liberty; and of course they are quite right. They wish to emphasize their attachment to personal and civic freedom by employing this 20th century word derived from liberty. With them I have little quarrel – except that by so denominating themselves, they seem to countenance a crowd of political fantastics who “license they mean, when they cry liberty.”

Descendants of Classical Liberals. For if a man believes in an enduring moral order, the Constitution of the United States, established American way of life, and a free economy — why, actually he is a conservative, even if he labors under an imperfect understanding of the general terms of politics. Such Americans are to the conservative movement in the United States much as the Liberal Unionists have been to the Conservative Party in Britain — that is, close practical allies, almost indistinguishable nowadays. Libertarians of this description usually are intellectual descendants of the old “classical liberals”; they make common cause with regular conservatives against the menace of democratic despotism and economic collectivism.

This is why I usually refer to these type of people as Classical Liberals.  We can work with them because I believe that most of them possess what I call The Conservative Instinct.

Sadly, many libertarians have made themselves Vulnerable to the Leftist World View.

Regarding the Libertarians, as RK said:

…For the ideological libertarians are not conservatives in any true meaning of that term of politics; nor do the more candid libertarians desire to be called conservatives. On the contrary, they are radical doctrinaires, contemptuous of our inheritance from our ancestors.

They rejoice in the radicalism of Tom Paine; they even applaud those 17th century radicals, the Levellers and the Diggers, who would have pulled down all the land-boundaries, and pulled down, too, the whole framework of church and state. The libertarian groups differ on some points among themselves, and exhibit varying degrees of fervor. But one may say of them in general that they are “philosophical” anarchists in bourgeois dress. Of society’s old institutions, they would retain only private property. They seek an abstract Liberty that never has existed in any civilization — nor, for that matter, among any barbarous people, or any savage. They would sweep away political government; in this, they subscribe to Marx’s notion of the withering away of the state.

…the great line of division in modern politics, as Eric Voegelin reminds us, is not between totalitarians on the one hand and liberals (or libertarians) on the other: instead, it lies between all those who believe in a transcendent moral order, on the one side, and on the other side all those who mistake our ephemeral existence as individuals for the be-all and end-all. In this discrimination between the sheep and the goats, the libertarians must be classified with the goats – that is, as utilitarians admitting no transcendent sanctions for conduct. In effect, they are converts to Marx’s dialectical materialism; so conservatives draw back from them on the first principle of all.

I stand with Russell Kirk.

Now, let us look at a few highlights from Mr. Burke’s article

…libertarianism has become less about a commitment to limited government and more a philosophy of autonomous individualism. The latter is an ideology that undermines the possibility of the former, in large part because it really does leave people alone….

One could justifiably say that it Isolates the Individual from those around him, as it promotes Selfishness as a Virtue — especially thanks to Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard et. al..

More:

The paradox of libertarianism is that it depends upon cultural capital it cannot replenish….

The libertarian challenge is not of establishing government via social contract. Rather, it is to cultivate people capable of sustaining self-government, a task that is complicated by libertarianism’s official indifference to family formation, moral instruction, drug use, and other social factors essential to the development of citizens capable of flourishing in a libertarian regime.

Furthermore, because it has no place for economic solidarity, libertarianism sabotages itself economically as well as socially. The doctrinal imperatives of open markets and (often) open borders deny the existence of any national “We the people” who ought to be considered in economic policymaking. Libertarians cheer the “creative destruction” of the global market’s economic devastation of communities and regions. They believe those who cannot compete in the global marketplace must evolve or die — find a new line of work or move elsewhere.

There are several key Pillars of a Free Country missing here: Humanity, Compassion, Restraint, Morality.  It’s as if these Ideologues have adopted the motto of the Evil Aleister Crowley: ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law’.  The Ruthlessness of the Libertarians is something to behold.

The Libertarians seek Detachment from their fellow Human Beings.  Their advocacy for Radical, Absolute Individualism will lead to the adopter of their Ideology being Lonely, Isolated — no one can live like this without descending into Nihilism.

More:

Thus, libertarianism corrodes family, faith, and community through economic and social pressures. An uprooted, insecure workforce might suit the interests of Wall Street (at least in the short term), but it is poison to a culture that aims to produce people capable of self-government. Economic insecurity depresses family formation and stresses existing families. It destroys communities. The economic effects of libertarianism really are to leave people alone.

This makes them receptive to big government. The crucial insight of Robert Nisbet’s classic book “The Quest for Community” is that individualism and big government are allies in the destruction of intermediate forms of community and authority. Individuals look to big government to liberate them from the bonds of faith, family, and local community, and big government is happy to weaken these rival centers of power and loyalty, thereby expanding its own dominion.

…As older sources of security, community, and meaning dissolve and decay, government will inevitably expand to take their place.

In other words: the Libertarians are playing right into the hands of The Left, which seeks to achieve Power And Control over all.

The old saw is true: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is’.

I would add: If the solution is oh so Simple, it will Fail.

 

 

 

The Berlin Wall Falls On 09 November 1989

09 November 2019 @ 07:49

I think it safe to say that most Millennials and Gen-Z’ers [and, sadly, a decent number of Gen-X’ers] don’t know much about the History of The Berlin Wall and why it meant so much to us when it finally fell thirty years ago today.

There will be things written about this that are published today, some Good, and a lot written by the Losers on The Left, who have never gotten-over The Fall Of The Soviet Union.

All I can advise is to Ignore the latter and seek-out the former.

I’m writing this two days before today because I will be out house-hunting on the ninth, but I wanted to Commemorate this Wonderful Event in some way.

The Fall Of The USSR meant that we no longer had to fear a rival Superpower.  That we botched the Aftermath is no reason not to Celebrate this Victory in The Cold War.

Two songs from the era of The Berlin Wall capture the feeling we Anti-Communists felt…

-Anger:

-Sadness and Heartbreak:

Let us Never Forget those who died trying to make it over/through/under the wall…

Friday Phonograph: Jews And Jesus

08 November 2019 @ 16:13

I don’t know if this will end-up being a weekly thing, a semi-regular feature, or a one-off — we shall see.

I was sitting on Bob’s Royal Throne this Early PM and these four songs entered my brain as [welcome] earworms.

NOTE: Language warning, especially on the last one.

It should be noted that it was Don Imus who introduced me to these recordings…so blame him.

-Hayes Carll with a sing-a-long…

-Billy Joe Shavers as he is, God love him…

-The truly great Delbert McClinton…

-Perhaps my Favorite Jew, Kinky Friedman…

x

On The Tantrums Of Tyrants

08 November 2019 @ 15:44

In vino veritas.

Another one bites the booze….

From Stacy McCain, we learn:

Michael Gould-Wartofsky graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2007 and is the author of the 2015 book The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement. He had been an adjunct professor at New York University, where he was pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology….

Stacy then quotes from an NBC-NY News report:

Wartofsky is seen on video with two other men, walking down 8th Street. He stopped in front of the church and started pulling plants from the garden, throwing it at the door but two other men didn’t participate, according to the church.

The ex-Sociology professor also yelled something at the security camera. He then dragged a heavy resin statue of St. Jude to the middle of the street, repeatedly kicking it and then leaving it there.
Gigantiello says he believes Wartofsky was making a statement. “This exhibition of violence, anger, and hatred is very disturbing. This is definitely an attack on the Catholic Church,” Gigantiello said….

It is an attack on The Roman Catholic Church by a Leftist Loser who can’t stand the thought of Existing in the same world as a Venerable and Sacred Institution that has done more Good for the World and provided Spiritual Succor for billions — Leftists hate that one of the Key Pillars of Western Civilization continues to abide.

I’m sure this Ignorant Fool is smart enough to know that The Left is slowly Destroying The Church from within, so why can’t he wait?

Because Leftists are Spoiled Children who lack Maturity in any form — they want what they want NOW! — and can barely Restrain themselves.  Throw alcohol into the mix and these Leftists throw childish Tantrums, as we see here with Wartofsky.

In that news article Stacy quotes, it reports that this Clown has been charged with ‘hate crime criminal mischief’.

This whole ‘Hate Crime’ thing really bothers me.

Aren’t there elements of Hate in all crimes?…hate of Society, hate of people, hate of institutions, hate of a people, hate of Self, etc?

Then the question becomes: Why create specific crimes with the word ‘hate’ in them?  Why create these crimes that label the accused as something more Despicable than your average criminal?

The Left wants this category to exist so they can widen it’s scope to include acts [especially including Free Speech] it Disapproves of.  [We see this happening in Great Britain almost every day, it seems.]

This Acceptance of the existence of Hate Crime Laws by the Fellow Travellers and Dupes on the Left and the Useful Idiots of the Right — their being marked as ‘Legitimate’ — is another Tactic of Despotism.

To repeat: All criminal acts involve some form of Hate as their Motivation.

Hate Crime Laws are used to Abuse our Rule Of Law.

This Wartofsky fellow should be charged with Destruction And Defacement Of Property.  And the story of his crimes should be spread as far-and-wide as possible, so Virtuous people will Shun him until he Repents [if he ever will].

Sunt pueri pueri, puerilia tractant
[Children are children, therefore, children do childish things]

The Latest From Laura’s Links by .@LauraRosenCohen

07 November 2019 @ 16:46

Every Wednesday, Friend-In-The-Steyn-Ether Laura Rosen Cohen posts links to (1) some news that may not have been covered on a wide-scale and (2) analysis that is spot-on.  Covering America, The Anglosphere, and Israel, she also offers — often witty, but serious — observations.

Some highlights from this week’s installment [links to be found at her post]:

OMG Paul Ryan, how can we miss you if you just won’t leave? You are useless. Worse than useless. This is pathetic. Hey Speaker Ryan, there’s a call for you in the lobby on the 1990s Poseur Conservatives Start a Think Tank or News Aggregating Web Site Courtesy Phone. As well, why is there a clip of the light towers representing the Twin Towers in the video clip? When I see that, I think “losers”, and “victims of terror” not “great ideas” or innovation. OK I’ll stop now. Actually I won’t because hello??? The logo-the Statue of Liberty’s crown? As my buddy Kathy Shaidle always says: crappy poetry does not make a good immigration policy”.

Ever since he was a [Failed] candidate for the Vice Presidency under Monsieur Willard Mitt Romney, we’ve seen again and again that Paul Ryan was either (1) always Phony pretending to be a Libertarian Conservative or (2) a man who Sold his Soul.

I don’t know which one to believe, but I agree with Laura’s hope that Ryan will just leave.

But I doubt it: even if this project ultimately fails, it will get him some serious cash from Idiot Millionaires who think they’re help the Conservative Cause™ and it will get him ‘respect’ from some of the Leftist Media and Fox.

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

—Leo Amery to Neville Chamberlain

More from Laura:

Catholic priest actually acts Catholic, denies Joe Biden communion. Good.

It’s rather simple this issue: Joe ‘Hill’ Biden is not merely disagreeing with a Church position, he’s in conflict with Canon Law.  Therefore, he is a Heretic and cannot receive The Sacrament Of Communion.  End of story.

In another section, entitled The Formerly Great Britain, she shows how Anti-Semitism is becoming more tolerated in the UK.

This is very troubling that The Anglosphere is starting to give any respect to Jew Hatred — it’s, as we’ve seen, growing in America.

There’s much more good stuff from Laura [as always], so please click here to read it all at SteynOnline.

The Left Is All About Grooming – In All Senses Of The Word -UPDATED

05 November 2019 @ 17:14

Progress is all about grooming. Are you ready?

—Richard Fernandez [aka: Wretchard T. Cat]

This is a point I haven’t stressed enough since I wrote the following in 2014: Leftists are Molesters, who spend their time trying to Groom us into their Sick World.

A highlight from five years ago:

‘Molester State’ is a much more appropriate term [than ‘Nanny State’].

It seems like a combination of mole and monster. Moles bore in where they are not wanted and wreck landscapes; monsters, well, are monsters — hideous creatures who seek Normal Human Beings for the purposes of destroying their minds and bodies.

Leftism assaults both the body and mind, seeking not simply to enslave us, but to corrupt our minds so that we come to ‘love Big Brother’.

The Oxford English Dictionary has two definitions for ‘molester‘: ‘Pester or harass (someone), typically in an aggressive or persistent manner’ and ‘Assault or abuse’. They also provide the following synonyms: ‘harass, harry, hassle, pester, bother, annoy, beset, persecute, torment; informal: roust; assault, interfere with, violate’.

Every single one of those terms describes actions of the current government of The Former United States Of America.

For nearly a one hundred and fifty years, Americans have been subjected to the molestations of the Left. As is typical of most molesters, the Left In America has been grooming us, like child sexual abusers groom their prey,

When we reach adult age, they continue the abuse, but by then so many of us have become used to the abuse that we think it a normal part of Life.

The OED defines Grooming as follows:

2 The action by a paedophile of preparing a child for a meeting, especially via an Internet chat room, with the intention of committing a sexual offence.

‘online grooming has become a growing cause for concern’

Sexual Child Abusers spend time recruiting their prey.  They pick on Vulnerable children and teenagers, who are more confused Emotionally.

The same is true for the Left, except they seek to infuse people of all ages with the Leftist Virus.

This is why the Left have invaded Elementary, Junior, and High Schools.  And let us not forget: they have successfully invaded Kindergartens, as well.  The Left knows that children and teenagers can be Brainwashed, so they seek to Program them as early as they can.

The Parents can claim some blame because they either (1) do not police what their offspring are being taught or (2) they have drunk-deeply the Leftist Kool-Aid.

The fact that Transsexuals are allowed to speak and perform in front of our children is most certainly a Moral Crime.

The fact that a Leftist View Of History is Dominating the Education of our offspring is Disturbing and should make those of us who do not fight back Ashamed.

In every facet of our lives the Left In America is Grooming us.  They are seeking to Molest our Souls with their Twisted Ideology.

Time for some Philosophical Radical Chemotherapy.

UPDATE on 07 NOV 19:

In the Comments, NITZAKHON makes a very good point…

I have said for years that the Left has a LONG GAME. They are, in fact, MISSIONARIES… to which I alluded in many posts. Most notably, because they have cast G-d from their lives, they’ve replaced Him with Marx.

Shameless self-plug which I hope you’ll tolerate:

https://redpilljew.blogspot.com/2019/05/hardwired-for-faith.html

Of course: in my time, I was a Shameless Blogwhore.

What The Future Holds…Very Soon

27 October 2019 @ 17:46

Anthony Daniels [aka: Theodore Dalrymple] comments on how weakened British Society has become since it began to transform itself into a Victim-Filled Culture [tip of the fedora to Kathy Shaidle]:

The question not unnaturally arises as to why British society should have become so enfeebled, so lacking in moral confidence. In this, it is probably only the worst case of a general malaise in the Western world. My provisional answer would be the expansion of tertiary education, especially in nontechnical subjects. Huge numbers of people have now been educated in injustice and grievance studies of one kind or another, which have had for their effect the dissolution of a sense of human beings as agents rather than mere victimized vectors of forces. If people such as Ewan Ireland [a Reprobate and Notorious criminal], and many like him, behave in the way that they do, it must be (as sociology, psychology, and criminology teaches) because of social forces beyond their control, and hence it is unjust to inflict punishment upon them. Punishment can only be justified where a man is a free agent and could have done otherwise than he did; but since he is never a free agent and could never have done otherwise than he did, it follows that punishment is never justified. Millions now believe this, thanks to tertiary education.

This way of thinking is a key part of the New New Left’s [see: ‘Obama, Barack’] Fundamental Transformation of American Society — one that is working quite well here.

The Left In America seeks to Brainwash us into believing that we have no Free Will, that we are not Free Agents and, therefore, responsible for our own actions.  No, no.  When we do wrong, we do so because Society led us to do it.

Klaus: It’s a fair cop, but society’s to blame.

Detective: Agreed. We’ll be charging them too.

—Monty Python, The Dead Bishop Sketch

By convincing the great majority of British People that their Crimes are not their Fault, The Left In Britain has, as Dr. Daniels said, ‘enfeebled’ that Society, which explains why it is Collapsing.

We have not come as far here, but we are damn close.

On Treachery And The Praetorian Guard

25 October 2019 @ 17:32

Many, if not most, of The Founding Fathers feared the implications of having a Standing Military.

This is why they insisted that, in all things to do with our Armed Forces, whether at the National, State, County, of Local Levels, ultimate control over Military organizations should rest in Civilian hands.¹

Samuel Adams expressed his Anxiety, which was shared by many of The Founders [re-paragraphing mine]:

…A standing Army, however necessary it may be at some times, is always dangerous to the Liberties of the People.

Soldiers are apt to consider themselves as a Body distinct from the rest of the Citizens. They have their Arms always in their hands. Their Rules and their Discipline is severe. They soon become attach’d to their officers and dispos’d to yield implicit Obedience to their Commands. Such a Power should be watch’d with a jealous Eye.

I have a good Opinion of the principal officers of our Army. I esteem them as Patriots as well as Soldiers. But if this War continues, as it may for years yet to come, we know not who may succeed them. Men who have been long subject to military Laws and inured to military Customs and Habits, may lose the Spirit and Feeling of Citizens.

And even Citizens, having been used to admire the Heroism which the Commanders of their own Army have display’d, and to look up to them as their Saviors may be prevail’d upon to surrender to them those Rights for the protection of which against Invaders they had employ’d and paid them. We have seen too much of this Disposition among some of our Countrymen….

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 07 January 1776

One of the concerns The Founders had was that a military group could fashion itself into a newer version of the Praetorian Guard.

This term is being tossed-about these days after current Attorney General William Barr said recently:

“Republics have fallen because of a Praetorian Guard mentality where government officials get very arrogant, they identify the national interest with their own political preferences and they feel that anyone who has a different opinion, you know, is somehow an enemy of the state,” Barr told CBS News reporter Jan Crawford in May.

That quote comes from an article by Julie Kelly over at American Greatness. She goes on to give us a bit of History on the Roman Empires Praetorians [tip of the fedora to Bud Hammons]:

The Praetorian Guard originated in the Roman Empire to protect the emperor and his commanders. The elite cohort quickly grew from a few bodyguards into a massive army, complete with armor, weaponry, and a cavalry. The Guard enjoyed special privileges including a guaranteed tenure and vaunted social status.

But the Guard became emboldened by its own power. “Over the years, the guard would become a dangerous threat to imperial power and emperors were forced to gain its favour in order to ensure their reign,” according to historian Mark Cartwright. “The body specifically created to protect the emperor’s person had become his greatest liability.”

Sound Familiar?

The race is on to see who will survive—the duly-elected president of the United States or a modern-day Praetorian Guard comprised of former law enforcement and intelligence officials tasked with taking down that president.

I would have added former and current members of our Armed Forces.

In another article over at American Greatness, this time by the always-Insightful Angelo Codevilla, we hear of a Perfumed Prince Of The Pentagon’s² actions:

Retired Admiral William McRaven devoted the bulk of a New York Times op-ed to appropriating for himself the moral and hence political authority of generations of soldiers and sailors (pointedly, especially the female ones) who have sacrificed for America, for “the good and the right.” Then he gratuitously stated—citing no specifics, as if everyone already knows—that “President Trump seems to believe that all these qualities are unimportant or show weakness.”

McRaven concludes, “it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—Republican, Democrat or independent—the sooner, the better.” At the very least, McRaven called for impeachment ahead of an election, or perhaps for a coup, and pretended to do so on the military’s behalf. In fact, his was just one more voice from an establishment that has squandered the public’s trust, senses that it can no longer win elections honestly, and is pulling out all the stops.

It pretends to be trying to take down Donald Trump. In fact, it is trying to do something much bigger: Invalidate the votes of the “deplorables” who oppose them.

I suggest that the just response from self-respecting Americans to McRaven and others like him is: “Who the hell do you think you are?”

…If officers cannot abide superiors, they are supposed to resign their commissions.

But McRaven and a host of senior officers do not resign. They subvert.

The Constitution prescribes all manner of procedures by which any and all who dissent from the president can counter him, including legislation, overriding vetoes, and impeachment. But McRaven’s essay merely, and dishonestly, adds to the united ruling class’s effort to attack Donald Trump outside of these constitutional procedures by feeding the media’s production of innuendos.

That Magnificent Spirit that animated General George Washington to resign his Commission is Absent in these Perfumed Princes.

Mr. Codevilla on McRaven’s further Treacheries:

Even as McRaven brays for removing the president, he pretends solicitude for “the republic.” But remember: the American republic is founded on the will of the people, expressed by elections. The foremost thing to keep in mind about what is happening in Washington is that it is, above all, an attempt to subordinate the will of the people, expressed in elections, to the will of the ruling class, expressed through its control of social and political institutions.

The American people’s proper and just reaction should be to remind the ruling class that as Alexander Hamilton said, “here, the people rule”….

McRaven is a Disgrace to the Uniform.

Further: these Princes are Losers:

Who Am I?

McRaven really does speak for a substantial percentage of senior military officers. Their views are on display nightly on Fox News. It is time for the American people to realize that these, like their counterparts in the intelligence agencies, are no heroes.

If we ask what they have done for us that we should have confidence in them, we realize that these people have lost every war they have waged since 1945. Accommodating themselves to our corrupt ruling class, they have been happy enough to wage endless no-win wars which have killed as many Americans as did World War I. The current military dictionary has no entry for “victory.”

Despite this:

…senior officers have prospered. Intertwined with the ruling class, they end their careers on defense contractors’ corporate boards and in villas on the golf course. Now, as part of the ruling class, they join in claiming a right to rule us deplorables regardless of elections. We can thank McRaven for making that clear.

Of course, the Perfumed Princes have their close Allies in Elected Officials at all levels, Bureaucrats at all levels, and, most disturbingly, in our Foreign and Domestic Intelligence Agencies.

These are the People who have helped make America a hotbed of Corruption and Lawlessness.

There is a Plot underway to politically ‘Kill The Emperor’, as it were.

As Miss Kelly writes:

The outcome of the multiple lines of inquiry [by AG Barr and US Attorney Durham] into the conduct of the modern-day Praetorian Guard likely will be very bad news for dozens of Democratic officials, including Joe Biden, who was involved in Brennan’s Situation Room briefings in 2016 about alleged “collusion” right up until Election Day. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has been an integral part of the collusion hoax since its inception, which is why he is working overtime on his “impeachment inquiry” before he himself is implicated.

House Republicans stormed one outpost of the Praetorian Guard on Wednesday when they breached Schiff’s secret impeachment lair and refused to leave. That move, condemned by the news media and faux “conservative” websites such as the Washington Examiner, which compared the rebellious Republicans to Antifa terrorists, represented a true republican offensive against the Guard.

Only one side ultimately will prevail. And we should know the victors soon.

If our side does not Prevail, we have to be prepared to take action ourselves.

This Treachery must not stand.


¹ Many of The Founders wanted to maintain a Militia Call-Up system, where the Military only assembled in time of War or Insurrection.  But Reality soon showed that a Standing Military was Necessary and Proper because we faced a World that Despised us took advantage of our Weakness to Infringe on our Sovereignty or Terrorize us.

² This was a term coined by the late Colonel David Hackworth.  As John Douglas explains:

Col.David “Hack” Hackworth said decades ago that the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon got control of the Army and other U.S. forces during the long Vietnam catastrophe, destroyed morale, lost the war, and kept moving up to the top to be the staff generals and admirals in the Pentagon. The scuttlebutt was always that they managed their way up by being ass-kissers.

I wonder what Hack would say about all the news these days about the Perfumed Princes at the top of the US military?

Is The Anti-Pope An Antichrist?

23 October 2019 @ 17:37

From PJ Media, Megan Fox writing, we learn [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

The Amazon Synod has been full of scandal. It started when the opening ceremony in the Vatican garden was full of earth worship and what appeared to be idol worship happening right in front of the pope with his blessing. One doesn’t have to be an art major to recognize ancient fertility goddesses.

The ensuing outrage that occurred among traditional Catholics went unanswered by Rome. In the face of this silence, unidentified Catholics took matters into their own hands and walked into the church next to St. Peter’s where the images were displayed and removed them and threw them into the Tiber.

The Pagans and their Catholic Clergy Fellow-Travellers explained that S could be seen to represent The Virgin Mary.

Pachamama, or Mother Earth is a pagan idol. Period. There is no argument otherwise. It is the same fertility goddess to which ancient cultures sacrificed children. This is not a depiction of Mary the mother of Christ, as some have claimed. And if it were supposed to be, it would still be a scandalous depiction, violating the Church’s standard of modesty and stripping Mary of her dignity by removing her clothes. Depicting Mary as a different race is common and acceptable. Depicting her as a naked fertility goddess is not. But even the bishops don’t claim it is the Virgin Mary.

So…Anti-Pope Francis supports the Desecration of Mary, the Mother Of The Christ [who Saint John Paul II dedicated his Life and Works to and who Pope Benedict XVI revered, as well — interesting].

More from Miss Fox:

…This thing is a pagan fertility goddess. Prostrating before carved images of fertility goddesses is not Catholic. Catholic images depict real people who lived holy lives to remind the faithful of the goal of finishing this life well and of what awaits us in heaven. Icons are the visual history of the faith, a constant reminder of all the saints alive in heaven and their lives of sacrifice here on earth. Catholics do not worship images of saints. For more on that see the difference between veneration and idol worship. 

Like the Roman Republic and Roman Empire before it, the Catholic Church has always been open to absorbing local customs into it’s bosom to help in it’s efforts at Conversion, but it has never, ever, allowed said customs to violate Basic Church Doctrine.

The late Malachi Martin was seen by many as a sort-of Loopy Ex-Priest — and he may well have been in part — but he correctly identified that what he called a SuperForce existed in The Catholic Church, determined to Destroy it from within.

This Superforce was resisted by Saint John Paul and Benedict, but their efforts wore them down.

We ended up with an Anti-Pope, Francis, who believes in Liberation Theology and has been slowly implementing his Leftist Vision on a decidedly conservative-minded flock.  He has many allies within The Church, especially those who are Active Homosexuals, with some of them Abusing children and teenagers.  There has long been a strain of Leftism within The Church, as well, and they, like the Jesuits before them, have been manning the Red Barricades.  They now enjoy great Favor with this Heretic Pope.

I think Pope Benedict was right in 1969 when he said [when he was just Father Joseph Ratzinger] that a Remnant of the True Catholic Church will emerge out of this Conflict, which, I believe, will cause a Major Schism [re-paragraphing mine]:

Let us go a step farther. From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge — a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity.

As the number of her adherents diminishes, so it will lose many of her social privileges. In contrast to an earlier age, it will be seen much more as a voluntary society, entered only by free decision. As a small society, it will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members.

Undoubtedly it will discover new forms of ministry and will ordain to the priesthood approved Christians who pursue some profession. In many smaller congregations or in self-contained social groups, pastoral care will normally be provided in this fashion. Along-side this, the full-time ministry of the priesthood will be indispensable as formerly.

But in all of the changes at which one might guess, the Church will find her essence afresh and with full conviction in that which was always at her center: faith in the triune God, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, in the presence of the Spirit until the end of the world. In faith and prayer she will again recognize the sacraments as the worship of God and not as a subject for liturgical scholarship.

I have been suspicious of this man since a few weeks after he ascended to The Throne Of Saint Peter.

At first, I thought he was a Dupe of The Left, but now I believe him to be one of it’s Masterminds.

With his pro-Pagan actions, Francis has gone from being simply an Anti-Pope to being an Antichrist — an Evil Force greedily chewing-away at Heart and Soul and Mind of The Roman Catholic Church and, thereby, Christianity.

Francis should consider himself lucky that he wasn’t thrown in the Tiber River…or worse.  Centuries ago some Popes had their tongues cut-out and suffered other Horrific mutilations.

…In Rome, the Pope is kneeling before a cross, a Brazilian crucifix with a figure of Christ that looks like Saint Che himself….

The Camp Of The Saints, Chapter Thirty-Seven

 

On Optimates, Populares, And @VDHanson

22 October 2019 @ 17:15

Victor Davis Hanson is probably the greatest living Historian of Warfare.

But when it comes to Present Politics he has shown himself to be sometimes Fallible.

In his article of 20 November for American Greatness, Why Do They Hate Him So?, he is both spot-on and wrong.

The first parts of his post are Insightful, such as:

Most of the prominent New York-Washington, D.C. insider Republican pundits abhor him. The creed of a NeverTrumper is that it is well worth the effort to see the current Republican president removed, and his administration imploded—even if that means four or eight years of an Elizabeth Warren, a Bernie Sanders, or a Joe Biden agenda as voiced in the debates. That would likely mean Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, slavery reparations, permissible infanticide in the case of late-term abortions, a wealth tax, and a generally socialist platform, from renouncing student debts to veritable open borders.

Only amid the ashes of Trump’s destruction do sober and judicious conservative intellectuals, writers, pundits, think-tankers, and establishment Republican grandees believe they can step in to rebirth the Republican Phoenix, nurturing the rising new party with its once hallowed traditions as exemplified by George H.W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.

But the NeverTrumpers are and remain a tiny segment of the electorate who have had zero effect in swaying Republicans and only marginal influence in persuading swing voters, in their new roles as occasionally useful naïfs of the hard Left.

Far more importantly, why do the media, academia, the entertainment and professional sports industries, the progressive Left, the administrative state, and most Democratic officeholders despise him so?

There are other bang-on observations and analyses — it is well-worth a read [as are his other takes in other works].

VDH lists Trumpius Maximus’s accomplishments:

Workers’ pay has risen to a net per capita gain of $5,000 since Trump took office. The U.S. energy industry is booming as the world’s largest producer of gas and oil, a fact that has likely saved more lives by rendering the death trap of the oil-rich Middle East increasingly irrelevant to American strategic interests.

By 2020, Trump will have remade the federal judiciary—when at an earlier moment in 2016, it looked as if an Obama-Clinton 16-year regnum would soon ensure a half-century dominance of left-wing activist judges.

Trump entered office with North Korean nuclear rockets allegedly pointed at the West Coast, and with China heralded as the inevitable new global hegemon. A petulant NATO insidiously refused to meet its promised contributions. ISIS ran amuck.

The border was wide open, and that had resulted in 20 million illegal aliens residing in the United States with de facto exemption from most consequences of violating U.S. laws. Trump at the outset has at least sought to address all those problems that sandbagged the prior administration.

…the real source of their antipathy is his agenda.

But whereas the Obama economy stagnated and his foreign policy was seen by adversaries and rivals as a rare occasion to recalibrate the world order at American’s expense, Trump mostly did not fail—at least not yet. We are currently in an economic boom while most of the world economy abroad is inert. Had the economy just crashed as predicted, the Trump agenda would have been discredited and he would be written off a pitiful fool rather than an existential monster.

Again, hatred arises at what Trump did even more than what he says or how he says it.

Where Mr. Hanson goes off the rails is with this statement:

The Left detests Trump for a lot of reasons besides winning the 2016 election and aborting the progressive project. But mostly they hate his guts because he is trying and often succeeding to restore a conservative America at a time when his opponents thought that the mere idea was not just impossible but unhinged.

— History Does Not Repeat Itself; It Rhymes —

Back in the days of The Roman Republic, there was a man of Prominence named Lucius Cornelius Sulla.

For many years, he led a Wastrel’s Life, possible openly living with a Homosexual Actor, and hanging around with, according to Plutarch ‘actresses, musicians, and dancers, drinking with them on couches night and day’.

For various reasons, Sulla joined The Army and proved to be a Formidable General who possessed that special quality all Generals need: Luck.

Always rich as a member of the Optimates,¹ he got even wealthier because of his campaigns.  However, he was often denied his public due because the head of the Populares,² General Gaius Marius, used his low-animal cunning to steal the spotlight from Sulla.

The evolving, as he correctly saw it, Corruption of The Republic further fueled Sulla’s drive to once-and-for-all defeat the Populares.

After a Marius crossed him one too many times, Sulla marched on Rome.

From Wikipedia:

Sulla consolidated his position, declared Marius and his allies hostes (enemies of the state), and addressed the Senate in harsh tones, portraying himself as a victim, presumably to justify his violent entrance into the city. After restructuring the city’s politics and strengthening the Senate’s power, Sulla returned to his camp and proceeded with the original plan of fighting Mithridates in Pontus.

…Marius, however, fled to safety in Africa. With Sulla out of Rome, Marius plotted his return. During his period of exile, Marius became determined that he would hold a seventh consulship, as foretold by the Sibyl decades earlier. By the end of 87 BC Marius returned to Rome with the support of Lucius Cornelius Cinna and, in Sulla’s absence, took control of the city. Marius declared Sulla’s reforms and laws invalid and officially exiled Sulla. Marius and Cinna were elected consuls for the year 86 BC. Marius died a fortnight after, and Cinna was left in sole control of Rome.

It would seem, at this point, that the Populares had won.  They hadn’t counted on the Trump-like Tenaciousness and Pugnaciousness of Sulla.

After achieving major Victories in the East and settling matters there, Sulla again marched on Rome, took it, and revived the The Dictatorship that had been dormant since The Second Punic War:

…He returned victorious from the East in 82 BC, marched a second time on Rome, and crushed the Populares and their Italian allies at the Battle of the Colline Gate. He then revived the office of dictator, which had been inactive since the Second Punic War over a century before. He used his powers to purge his opponents, and reform Roman constitutional laws, in order to restore the primacy of the Senate and limit the power of the tribunes of the plebs. After a second consulship in 80 BC, he retired to private life and died shortly after.

Sulla’s military coup—ironically enabled by Marius’ military reforms that bound the army’s loyalty with the general rather than to the Republic—permanently destabilized the Roman power structure. Later leaders like Julius Caesar would follow his precedent in attaining political power through force.

What Sulla did was to Restore the Conservative Mechanisms of The Roman Republic.

He was, however, no conservative.  His aim was to gain Power And Control and he used it, in ingenious ways, to Eliminate his Enemies.

The Aims of Lucius Cornelius Sulla were not True.

As I have written here recently:

Trump has taken a number of actions that have been good for the Restoration of Freedom And Ordered Liberty, but his motives are not conservative. He is merely trying to please a Constituency that he hopes to grow even larger in time for the 2020 Presidential Elections. Hence, in one example, he rescinds Regulations at the same time he tries to ban Vaping. Trump’s most fevered supporters, who half-a-decade ago would have denounced some of his actions, now twist themselves uncomfortably into knots trying to justify ALL of his deeds.

Sulla was the Political Godfather of Julius Caesar.

And as I wrote here back in late June:

We find ourselves in a similar situation to Rome in the last days of The Republic: Willing to accept very Immoral people, with rather despicable track records, as long as they promise to give us those things we desire.

It worked for Julius Caesar.

He promised to restore Virtue and Honesty to Rome. He was also Corrupt and Highly Immoral and not a conservative. He had an ear for what the people of The Republic wanted and he advocated for those things. Caesar was, perhaps, the first Roman to successfully understand the strategy of Despots: Bread And Circuses.

THE RHYMING PART:

Trumpicus Pompey Maximus Sulla has sided with a modern version of the Populares who, these days, are the ‘conservatives’.  The modern version of the Optimates are creatures of The Left, whether as True Believers or as Useful Idiots.

This is what Mr. Hanson fails to understand: both sides are seeking a New, Modern Caesar.  The ‘conservative America’ he speaks of that Trump is supposedly trying to ‘restore’ is not a Strategy born out of Virtuous Desires, but, rather, a desire to please the Populist part of our Current Society.

Trumpicus is using — probably unknowingly — the Tactics of Sulla and Caesar…as it must be said, Hillaria Tiberius would have, but she would have been more like Sulla in her Savagery.

Trump is not to ever be Trusted.

 


¹ Optimates [trans: ‘best ones’]: A, relatively speaking, conservative group in Roman Republican Society.  From Wikipedia:

…The Optimates favoured the ancestral Roman laws and customs, as well as the supremacy of the Senate over the popular assemblies and the tribunes of the plebs. They also rejected the massive extension of Roman citizenship to Rome’s Italian allies advocated by the Populares….

² Populares [trans: ‘favoring the people’]: A group that wanted, in essence, to make The Roman Republic a Democracy.

Joe ‘Hill’ Biden And The Touch Of Evil

21 October 2019 @ 15:58

I have written a few things about Joe ‘Hill’ Biden here recently — here and here.

I have long thought he was a Bastard and, in the past decade, a First-Class Fool, an unintentionally funny Jester.  I like Stephen Green’s description: ‘ I found his demeanor annoyingly fake and cloyingly off-putting’.

There are many, many Politicians and Pundits on the Left [all, in fact] and on the Right who I Dislike, some Intensely.

But there are some who I Despise, most especially when they Zealously Exploit their Families and Friends.

John Edwards and his Wife come to mind immediately.

But, now, so does Joseph Biden.

From Vodkapundit, we learn:

While it’s impossible to measure the grief of a man who loses his young wife and infant daughter in a car collision, it’s both possible and necessary to take the measure of a man who spent years falsely claiming the other driver may have been drunk.

During Joe Biden’s 2008 run as Barack Obama’s running mate, Pamela Hamill — the daughter of that other driver — asked that the then-senator make a public apology for the years he’d spent impugning her father.

Curtis Dunn was driving the tractor-trailer that collided with the car driven by Biden’s first wife, Neilia. Neilia was carrying their 13-month-old infant daughter with her, and young sons Beau and Hunter were in the car, too. They were on their way to buy a Christmas tree when the accident occurred. Police at the time made the determination that Mrs. Biden drove into the path of the oncoming truck, possibly because she was looking the wrong way at a stop sign. Neilia and the girl died of their injuries, despite Dunn’s attempts to provide first aid, and the Bidens’ sons were also hurt very badly. POLITICO wrote in January of this year that a friend of Biden’s looked into the accident at the time and concluded, “She had a stop sign. The truck driver did not.”

When Hamill made her apology request, the Newark Post reported that the chief prosecutor at the time, Jerome O. Herlihy, said that “there is no evidence” supporting Biden’s longstanding assertion that Dunn might have, in Biden’s words, “drank his lunch” that terrible day. And yet, as Post reporter Carl Hamilton noted:

Biden has been alluding to alcohol being involved in the crash for nearly a decade. During a speech in 2001, Biden told an audience at University of Delaware that a drunken driver crashed into his family.

He told a similar story during a public appearance in 2007.

More recently, the vice presidential candidate’s misrepresentation of Dunn has found its way into major newspapers, including the New York Times.

It also has been repeated on radio and on television by major news journalists, including CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.

Yet Hamill said she had no idea Biden had been misrepresenting Dunn until late August.

Although Dunn was not at fault and was quick to render assistance, he was haunted by the accident for the rest of his life. Dunn passed away in 1999, 27 years later, but as his daughter told the Post, “He always got very solemn around Christmastime because the anniversary was Dec. 18, and he never wanted to celebrate the holidays.”

After an exhaustive online search, I can find no mention of Biden ever apologizing to Hamill or to her family. And that POLITICO piece by Michael Kruse I quoted above? It was headlined, “How Grief Became Joe Biden’s Superpower,” which is enough to make you sick after learning how Biden twisted the facts — and his own grief — for, what, a slicker stump speech?

Or as Jack Fowler asked back in April of this year, “It was a heartbreaking story all around, and with officials leaving no doubt of the truck driver’s complete innocence, what was the point of doing or saying anything more than letting Neilia and Naomi Biden rest in peace?” The answer to Fowler’s question would seem to be revealed by that POLITICO profile: Biden chose to weaponize his grief, and any collateral damage be damned.

Typical Politician and, of course, Leftist.

Biden is worthy of being Despised for continuing to make this claim and for never apologizing.

You may have experienced Grief, Joe ‘Hill’, but what about Curtis Dunn and your False Witness and the Calumnies you hurled against him?

Any man acting in such a way has, at the very least, a Touch Of Evil inside of him.