Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Digs...

I am proud to announce that Kook has invited me to be a regular contributor over at he and Andrew's crib. My posts can be found over at Keeper of Odd Knowledge. At least until they kick me out. (:

Monday, December 14, 2009

COP15 Morons On Parade

I am seeing pictures and hearing reports coming out of the Global Tyranny fake climate conference and I have to say, I do not know which is more bizarre-what is going on with the elites inside the conference or what is going on with the drones outside the conference. I keep seeing signs that say "Fuck the System". Um, yeah sparky, you are the system's wet dream walking around in the Copenhagen drizzle all pumped up on "climate justice". Whatever that is, it is another popular catch phrase in barista land. Someone, please, remove the word justice from their new unabridged PC version of Mao's Little Red Book.

Let's keep in mind, most of these "protestors" come from Scandinavian and Western European countries. Are they really that eager to pay $50 for a hamburger, paying the $25 they are currently paying is not enough? Who and what exactly are they protesting? The globalist elites are there working to usher in their dream of a one world government, communist utopia. Apparently it is what they want. Stores devoid of goods to buy and lots of time off. So, why the protests? It seems they are in agreement. They wish to be subjects in a feudalist society and the UN and WTO toadies inside seek to do nothing more than accommodate their every wish. Who is it, I wonder, that they think is going to pay for "climate justice". Hint it won't be the bankers, the elites or anyone in that conference. It will be the jackasses outside the conference and their families.

I don't see the debate. What's the problem?

Maybe they need to do a better job at articulating just what it is they want and they better do it quickly. If this treaty gets signed, the days of jet setting around the globe to attend protests will be coming to a close. In fact, the days of jetting off anywhere will become so prohibitively expensive, at best they will be able to tell their grandkids about the days when air travel was cheap enough for the common man. Ofcourse, that is if they have grandkids, with the new population controls that will come with this new unelected and unaccountable governing body.

So, when they finally get what they want: a huge, unelected, unaccountable to anyone global instrument with the full authority to control the air, the land, the sea and everything under it -- and they do not like the results, and I promise you they will not like the results, who do they complain to? How do they air their grievances? By the ballot box? The only purpose of your ballot box, anymore, is to elect figureheads that provide the appearance of a function of local government. Nope, their officials are now in offices in places far from them. They are represented by no one and must answer to governance unaccountable to anyone.

Save the world? Even if the world were in peril, it would be a better alternative than what these malcontents have planned for us. The one bright patch -- the useful idiots are usually among the first to go.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Resistance - It's the New Black

I guess the appropriate questions are along the lines of what is next? I hate to see the glass half empty but I am a realist. Our 200 plus year experiment with freedom, unique to human history, is coming to a close. The EPA ruling on carbon dioxide effectively legislates Cap and Trade. Even still, Cap and Trade has already passed one house. Add Cap and Trade to health care "reform" and the free market is off life support and into flat lining territory. The final kick to the head, just to make sure it is dead, will be the the upcoming stimulus programs.

We are leaderless aside from Maoist, communists and spineless career politicians too afraid or too lacking in conviction to lead. Obama will have transformed the country as he promised. Barring some act from the heavens, I see no reasonable prospect of reversing any of this. We will soon be Europe. Only without the United States to prop it up or to compare it to. Meaning, they aren't even done with Europe yet. This gives the communists the green light to destroy the small vestiges of life left in Europe.

As I have written many times before: we have to learn from history and take our cues from history. Communist movements are never a united front. There are factions. Less than true believers who believe it can only be taken so far, reformers who wish to re-instill pieces of the free market or democratic principles. Then there are always the true believers. Those who are not swayed by others suffering, the true sociopaths of history. These factions work to our advantage.

We need only to look to the USSR and the early split leading to the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks factions. The Mensheviks were the moderate Marxists who believed in following Marx's strategy of capitalism leading to the revolution. Lenin, of course, believed that step could be skipped. In short time, the Mensheviks were completely marginalized. This led to Menshevik arrests, jailings, exiles and worse.

Mao's China saw similar divides. The Cultural Revolution was the backdrop for a struggle for power between the more moderate members of the Chinese Communist party and the Gang of Four, a faction of the CCP led by Mao's third wife Jiang Qing.

My point is that the only way to ever keep a lid on freedom movements is with the barrel of a gun. In the short term, destroying people economically and using the threat of destroying them economically works. It can only work for so long because more and more people ultimately have less and less to lose. The most dangerous man is the man who has little to lose or the man who has already lost so much. Our job in the short term as quiet, independent and thoughtful citizens is to work to destroy the societal apparatus of this new tyranny.

I read a lot of armchair warrior talk about armed revolution. It can not happen. It would play into their hands and provide them the cover to call in the jackboots. Remember, without violence none of this is sustainable long term especially without the golden goose of the United States. Without the American economic engine of the world, it all collapses and it collapses quickly, historically speaking. Armed revolution: not going to happen. Unless, the military took a stand, it would be useless against the countless para-military units of the alphabet agencies and their technical abilities.

I have actually had thoughts lately about the survival of the republic, which is understandable. Then my thoughts have moved more to a really unfamiliar and unsettling place, should the republic in it's present form survive? Is it too big? Would a republic form of government be more sustainable in a smaller union? Can the northeast and left coast be saved? Do I really want to co-exist with these people anyway?

Which brings me to the idea that the road back may be through state rebellion. That is where our power resides. The power of the people. Think of a handful of states refusing to comply. Entire states refusing to turn over income taxes revenues and declaring their sovereignty. Think of how hard Texas, a state with a rich history of succession talk, is going to be hit by the EPA regulations. It is not a far stretch to imagine Texas leading the way with other southern or western states to follow. We need that first state to have enough and stand up to enforce the 10th amendment and uphold their sovereignty. Others states will follow.

This is where our hope resides at the moment. Starving the beast and working to bring it all down. As the communists like to say, "the worse, the better". Spend as little as possible, work as little as possible, invest nil and surround yourself with people with experience in life skills and skills that may help you in the future. Conversely, be prepared to share these skills with others. Educate, read and understand the histories of these movements. Remember, in the end, a small group of freedom loving patriots brought down the Soviet Union. Appeal to your local and state officials. Work to bring patriotic Americans into these local seats of power.

Resistance. Learn it. Live it. Know it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Engine of the Word Is About To Stop

It seems some mainstream pundits are finally catching on to what is at stake. We are in the midst of a worldwide communist coup disguised in terms of the environment and the green revolution. Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer went as far to say that the EPA's power grab this week was a catalyst for a revolution in this country.

A little late to the party, Charles. Especially for an acclaimed intellectual such as yourself. I guess people, even some students of history, often doubt the capabilities of evil in men. Often times they believe we have progressed beyond those times.

Saul Alinski suggested using the environment to push his radical agenda. Find something that can not be refuted, something everyone can agree upon as "good".

These people always knew that there was not a climate crisis. It was always a tool to achieve what they had not been able to achieve before. Ever. Worldwide domination. It was not that that they felt communism was not tried by the right people as many believe. They knew that their error was leaving any spark of life, innovation and wealth left on the planet. With control of the world's resources, they have latched onto the perfect solution to that problem.

Human ability to adapt to misery is remarkably high. In less than a generation, bread lines could easily be viewed as common place and normal. Children's minds can easily be educated to believe how lucky they were to be spared the capitalist system that left people hungry and sick in the streets.

The engine of the world is about to stop. It is either going to be a steady drop into the abyss or one very bumpy ride.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The First Objective of Business

I am about to state something very controversial to the left. The first objective of a business is to stay in business. People do not risk everything they have, often times, to create entities to employ others. They only hire others when they have so much business the only way to continue getting and keeping new business is with additional bodies and brains. It is that simple. To believe anything else, is to engage in utopian thinking.

The left has zero understanding of this. Perfectly illustrated by Barack Obama's own words last week. Obama seemingly never having actually held a job, let alone run a business and has never left the left wing bubble of academia, rabble rousing and the political class.

OBAMA: Despite the progress we've made, many businesses are still skittish about hiring. Some are still digging themselves out of the losses they incurred over the past year. Many have figured out how to squeeze more productivity out of fewer workers. And that cost-cutting has become embedded in their operations and in their culture. That may result in good profits, but it's not translating into hiring and so that's the question that we have to ask ourselves today: How do we get businesses to start hiring again?

Let me also call in the words of pied piper of the deranged left, Michael Moore, to get a more thorough understanding of the mindset.

"F##k all these small businesses — f##k ‘em all! Bring in the chains. The small businesspeople are the rednecks that run the town and suppress the people. F##k ‘em all. That's how I feel."~Micheal Moore

Where do you even start with this stuff? The chief reason the left is able to get away with this is that our young people are absolutely clueless and have been brainwashed for most of their young lives to see the government as the source of all good things and private industry as the harbinger of all of life's ills. But it is one thing when it is a 21 year old college student who wants to throw a brick through the Starbuck's window. It is quite another when it is the leader of what is left of the free world saying hopelessly ignorant and irresponsible things such as:

Many have figured out how to squeeze more productivity out of fewer workers.

Obama is so completely and hopelessly ignorant of the real world he actually thinks that a businessman adjusting his operations in order to meet changing economic conditions is some kind of trick of exploitation and greed. He actually believes this stuff. What is next? Hiring quotas? Taxes on lay offs and not meeting quotas? 32 hour work weeks?

People are not hiring because of his administration. They have zero faith that things are going to improve. Some are even closing the doors in anticipation of how bad things are going to get.

These are common sense laws of supply and demand. Calling it the "new" economy, "green" jobs" or whatever collectivist code word is in vogue does nothing to change it. Supply and demand.

Say, I am a businessman, and once I reach a certain level of profit, I can and need to hire help. Employee and I make more money, and we soon reach enough profitability to hire employee #2. In comes Government with taxes, fees and regulations I must comply with. Profit level decreases. Government returns and taxes me even more. Now, I must lose an employee. Government is threatening me with more taxes by promising the country free stuff. I do not replace employee #1 and I think about losing employee #2.

The effects ripple. I am no longer as productive. The guy down the road where I buy product X to make my product Y is getting less orders from me and people in my similar situation. And there are many of us. He makes adjustments and has to reduce his workforce. Like dominoes we all fall.

It's simple, basic and irrefutable common sense. There are no alternatives. They've all been tried. You can relabel collectivism, repackage it, re-brand it, and villainize free market principles and business all day long but at the end of the day collectivism still fails everywhere it is implemented.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flat Speech, Empty Suit

Forget the Afghan strategy and the half measure of troop allocation to the war, let's just focus on the content and delivery of his speech at West Point on Tuesday evening. It was strange. It was filled with his usual narcissistic overtones but there was an element of desperation that he is accustomed to never having to sink to. He was forced to try and act the statesman. This forced performance was no doubt due to to low job approval ratings.

It was a tough audience. The vast majority of the cadets have a natural aversion to every word out of his mouth and their unanimated faces showed what their disciplined actions and words can not. Despite his attempt at tough talk, they know his heart is simply not in it. He’s doing what is expedient. They know they are stuck in a leadership vacuum. He did not turn on the charisma, he knew they did not buy it. They have his number, by and large.

He was in enemy camp when he gave this speech and in true form he thought he could talk his way out of it, explain his way into making his detractors like him. He was on the defense the whole time and it was where many of "I's" in the speech came from. It was a "please understand where I am coming from" speech but the problem was those that disdain him understand him all too well. We've heard it all before and we've seen the results of his kind all too many times.

He never looked directly into the camera. Anger, bitterness and defeat marked his tired face. This commander in chief stuff is for real and you can not vote present forever. As with everything he does he was trying to give the appearance of having it both ways, all while keeping the agenda moving forward. Send troops but not the number needed. Send troops now but bring them home in time for elections in 2012.

He was out of his league Tuesday and his discomfort in the arena showed. It was not the shrinking crowd of the fawning worshippers. it was an audience of the strong, the courageous and the honorable. Young Americans willing to die, willing to fight for ideals and willing to face horrors most of us will never know. They don’t fear him. They don’t respect him. In a room full of such potentially real and really earned greatness, he could never shine. On some level, he knew this.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If a 12 Year Old Can Grasp What is Happening...

why is it so many adults seemingly can not? Probably because this kid, at her ripe old age of twelve, knows more accurate history than most current MBAs.

I am lying in bed, reading with my daughter, the twelve year old. I am reading a book titled Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng. A highly recommended read, by the way. It is the story of a woman's six and a half year imprisonment in Mao's Communist China.

I get to a particularly poignant part and I read it to my daughter. It goes like this:

..They smashed flower and curio shops because they said only the rich had money to spend on such frivolities. Other shops were examined, and goods they considered offensive or unsuitable for a socialist society they destroyed or confiscated. Their standard was very strict. Because they did not think a socialist man should sit on a sofa, all sofas became taboo. Other things such as inner spring mattresses, silk, velvet, cosmetics and clothes that reflected fashion trends of the West, were all tossed onto the streets to be carted away or burnt. Traditionally, shops in China had borne names that were considered propitious, such as Rich and beautiful for a fabric shop, Delicious Aroma for a restaurant, Good Fortune and Longevity for a shop that sold hats for older man, etc. When the government took over the shops in 1956, the names had not been changed. Now, condemned by the Red Guards, they were forced to be changed to something more revolutionary. Uncertain what alternative would be more acceptable, large numbers of shops chose the name East is Red, the title of a song eulogizing Mao Zedung. The Red Guards had removed the goods displayed in the windows of the shops and replaced them with Mao's official portrait...

I then asked my daughter who that sounded like today and if she'd have a hard time imagining today's "liberals" performing the same types of acts. She said, "It already sounds like California and the bans on big screen TVs". She is right, it was a parallel I hadn't even drawn.

It is our responsibility to keep this history alive. Your children will get it better than you think and they'll never learn it in school. It is also important to note that the average age of a Red Guard Soldier was somewhere between 12 and 16 years old. If you do not help shape your child's mind and teach them independent thought, someone else will fill that vacuum. (cue in videos of school aged children singing praise to Barack Hussein Obama. mmmm, mmmm, mmmm...)

In the words of the great Ronald Reagan:

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So, how do we turn them off?

I am talking about the disciples of the Al Gore New Church of Global Warming. Now, that what we thinking people have known all along has been proven to be true; global warming is a big, fat scam designed to pilfer wealth and freedom from, mostly, Americans. Whatever are we going to do with all the followers that are all hopped up on global warming hysteria?

Oh sure, they can still carry around little net bags to get their groceries and ride their bikes but they are going to have a harder time getting mostly everyone else to go along with them. And that is what it was really always about, wasn't it? It was never about saving the planet. It was about reducing us all to one level. No longer would they need to feel inadequate. They longed for the razing of the McMansions and they were giddy at the prospect of forcing us all into the cities and onto public transportations. Yes, those breeding bourgeoisie were finally going to get theirs.

It was never an issue getting the Europeans to go along with it. They already pay most of their income to the government, what's a few more percentage points? Plus, they have always been known to cut off their nose to spite their face, if it meant knocking those fat and stupid Americans down a few pegs. In Copenhagen, they are already powering their Christmas tree display with human produced energy ala Fred Flintstone. You already see more bikes than cars in Copenhagen so the lifestyle change wouldn't be so dramatic. What's a few thousand years anyway?

Global warming was an easy sell for urbanites who misjudge the state of the entire planet based on their experience living in filthy and polluted looking cities. If you are constantly inhaling fumes from city buses or looking out at the haze hanging over LA it is probably very easy to just assume the world is going to hell in a hand basket and somebody (meaning someone in the government or someone with a lot of letters after his name) needs to do something.

My prediction, these sheep will not be deterred and will be just as willing to be led by the global warming hucksters. Even with the evidence that it is all a big fraud. Even with the untold damage that this type of conformist thinking is going to do to our scientific bodies and minds. These people, the true believers, will not be deterred and we are stuck with them. They have found their perfect cause and they are not going to give it up that easily because it was never about the planet. It was about envy and filling a vacuous hole in their soul.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Soviet Files

This image was taken in the old Soviet city of Pripya. Pripya was a model Soviet city set up for the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The sign and door on the left leads to the free drinks used to lure voters to come and cast their futile vote in the one party totalitarian system. The sign and door on the right leads them to the voting area. (or vice versa, as I do not read cryllic).

It was a practice adopted in many areas of the former Soviet Union to encourage participation in a sham of a system and one the citizens had long lost faith in. This sign was frozen in time as the city's inhabitants had to flee that fateful day, leaving all infrastructure and personal belongs as they stood. As was the case with most things in the USSR, payment came with vodka and a day off. The day after voting day became a national holiday so that the workers could recuperate after the days binge before. A drunk, cynical and work avoiding populace is an easy to control populace. The Soviets learned these lessons well and implemented them generously.

It is not much difference to the future the modern Democrat party has planned for the United States. They already entice voters with cigarettes and petty cash. They are doing the best they can by way of ACORN manufactured voter fraud to ensure one party rule and controlled opposition. The evidence mounts proving that today's progressives are yesterday's Soviets.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

How & Why Communism Always Ends Badly For The Useful Idiots

The letter below by Cynthia McKinney to Obama perfectly illustrates what is happening to his support on the far left, social justice, nouveau communist wing of his party. These are people who were radicalized. Now the radicals, all hopped up on communist rhetoric of social justice and "peace" are turning against him.

Obviously, no sane leader, even one as ideologically pure and incompetent as Obama, is going to actually fully implement any of these ideas. However, these people are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli. They can not turn it off and by nature they are malcontents. They are people who find their salvation in airing grievances. They have been conditioned to find injustice under every rock.

It is at this point in history that they have typically out-lived their usefulness. It is about now when things start to get ugly. We have all the pieces in position. A megalomaniac and soulless leader in power. A leader willing to use small children to further his cult of personality. Barack Hussein Obama, mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm....Sinking approval ratings, rejection of his "five year plans", cover by a corrupt and complicit media. Every day he proves himself without sympathy or empathy. A man who has envisioned youth corps to be trained in his twisted Marxist world view. Also a man, who we can now see, as no intention to moderate, no Plan B and no room for humility.

No, I am not saying history will undoubtedly repeat itself in the here and now. I am only pointing out we have all the pieces in place. Maybe for the first time in our history.

Cynthia McKinney to Obama 'war criminal accessory': Immediate ceasefire, withdrawal, end drones

Open Letter to Obama: Please Bring Out Troops Home Now!

By Cynthia McKinney

November 22, 2009

Mr. President:

I am writing to urge you to announce an immediate cease-fire followed by a withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan in the fastest way consistent with the safety of our forces.

I urge you to end the use of Predator drones that kill civilians.

I call upon you to cease all covert operations in Africa, Asia, and North and South America.

Too many of your military advisors are implicated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace. Your Justice Department operates at the zenith of injustice, defending Bush Administration criminality in U.S. Courtrooms.

I wrote to you earlier suggesting that if you did not investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration, you would be viewed as their accessory. Sadly, war crimes and torture are now committed with your name on them.

Please bring our troops home now.

Cynthia McKinney

Friday, November 27, 2009

Less than 10% of Obama Cabinet Has Real World Experience

Ofcourse, we already know anyone prone to this ideology probably would not have any private sector experience. Most of the issues real people face in their day to day lives are just theory to them. They've never had to stretch a paycheck or work a second job to make the mortgage. That is why a $12 light bulb or an $900 electric bill does not deter them from achieving their goals.

The results of their failed ideology are also not real to them. They do not feel them so they are easy to dismiss. It is why the Obama's can thoughtlessly plan lavish parties while people scrape by in the worst economic climate in recent history. The American people through sheer dereliction of their duty as citizens have ceded control over their lives to people who have never left a campus or a cushy job provided to them by the pedigree of their name and connections.

We can see that the results are a disaster. Our governing bodies have become an adult day care center for a group of left wing theoreticians.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Are There No Men In Washington?

I forget the movie's title but I remember the scene. Fiction or not, it instantly made me love Ahmad Shah Massoud, the assassinated and much loved by many leader of the Afghani Northern Alliance. He looks to his American counter part and he asks, "Tell me, are there no men left in Washington, or all they all cowards?"

Where are the men in Washington? Where is the Republican leadership?

We have the corruption by the left in full view, ready to be exploited. I hear crickets chirping from the direction of the RNC.

1) Climategate
2) SEIU intimidation and vote fraud in California
3) incriminating ACORN documents

Is there a mission? A plan? A cohesive strategy afoot?

Or are nearly all of them compromised? Have they all been bought off by the globalist financiers of the global warming agenda?With a few exceptions such as James Inhofe and Ron Paul, the Republican party is acting like controlled opposition.

That's my assumption until proven otherwise. They cannot all be this spineless.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Healthcare is Here!

Wow, shouldn't we all be giddy about this? Oh, that's right I will be the guy paying for it. That makes us months closer to Going Galt as they say. It's time for anyone with any means to do what they can to protect what they have and do what they can to make less. Capital flight, already high, is going to be unstoppable now. Look for Americans to find innovative ways to escape this monstrous system. I have already read ideas of setting up medical cruise ships on international waters.

Sure, it isn't a done deal but rarely does a bill make it out of committee fail. The options from this vantage are not pleasant. This nightmare passes and the country goes bankrupt, this nightmare passes and the country falls into civil war, or it fails when the two branches cannot agree.

I’m surprised by how little the first two options bother me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

For My Good Friend MOTUS

Somehow, these got past you. I needed to bring it to your attention. You'll probably be working damage control all weekend. Sorry!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Losing a War You Won Centuries Ago

Spain's first Islamic party is set to run in a local election in 2011. Islam is Spain's second largest religion, making up only 2.3% of the total population. The Renaissance and Union of Spain Party, headed by Mustafa Barrach, a former journalist and Arabic professor in Granada. The party seeks to attract the country's 1,300,000 Muslim residents in Spain but also gather supports from immigrants who total 10% of the Spanish population. With moves afoot to legitimize illegal alien residents it could well put that number over two million and growing.

What does this mean for the future of Europe, as it is certainly showing us a trend? There is a huge clash of civilizations on the European continent. Large and largely uninterested in integrating Muslim populations grow and continue to out breed the indigenous birthrates. Although, there are new statistics that show an uptick in the indigenous populations and a slower line of growth in the Islamic populations.

What will the introduction of Islamic political parties mean to the dynamic of Europe and Islam? It might not be all bad. No doubt, the inception of one party will spread across all western European countries with sizable Muslim populations. It will "out" Islam for the political system that it is. There is no give to Caeser what is Caesar's in Islam. The church and the state are one. There is no higher authority than Islam. This will be out in the open for all to see.

It will create a clear line of delineation between those Muslims who desire to integrate and be part of European society and those that choose to identify themselves with Islam first and foremost. At that point, Europe will have some decisions to make. None of them pleasant. My personal belief is that the most peaceful resolution we will see on the European continent will be areas of autonomy for the Islamic populations. I think it is the most likely considering the softness of the average European and his contemporary level of willingness to sacrifice, especially in blood. One thing is certain, the two can not coexist.

It will be devastating to the socialist parties. Similar to American politics, the socialists rely on keeping the minorities on the plantation. Never improving their lot but having a captive demographic. Anything that disempowers the socialists is positive at least in the long term. They wreak havoc wherever they are allowed to consolidate power and they are the very reason we even have to discuss this topic.

Islam will then no longer have the cloak of the socialist movements to hide behind and the socialists will no longer have their votes. I am watching with much interest just how the softer and welfare state breast fed 21st century European attempts to remove the modern Ottoman presence.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Core Convictions

I had a fellow conservative tell me Sarah Palin "prostituted herself by going on Oprah’s show" yesterday. I could not disagree more. Palin, every time she steps into the lion's den, amazes me with her bravery and courage. Most conservatives do not have enough courage of their convictions to speak up against the office liberal bully let alone take on the entire Washington power structure, both Republican and Democrat, single handedly. She arms herself with nothing but her core convictions. That is what having core convictions should be all about.

Everyday Sarah Palin is out there, the leftists who have devoted so much time and energy into destroying her become a little smaller. She is David to their Goliath. As conservatives we should witness their impotence and savor it. Every day she is left standing and stronger, we should draw strength from ourselves.

She walks into the eyes of the storm and comes out with her convictions in tact. She isn't knotted into a pretzel to try and meet them half way as so many "conservatives" do. She does not seek their acceptance on their terms. She only lays out who she is and what she believes and doing so tries to weave a web of invitation to join her.

We need more people made of the stuff of Sarah Palin. We could learn a lot watching the bravery of this woman. We'd do well trying to emulate it. They have thrown everything they have at her and she is still standing, stronger than before and with a smile on her face. If this little lady from Wasilla can stand up to the leftists, we can do the same in our schools, in our communities, at the deli counter, by the water cooler, etc. She shows us, through it all, they aint nothing you don't give them the power to be.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Spot the ONLY man in the Photo

I will give you a hint, he's not on the right.

There have been several signs of a growing rift between the Obama administration and Israel. This week, Netanyahu leaving the Whitehouse without either party giving comment, was just one more indication that Obama is getting ready to send Israel to it's place under the bus.

Obama is not fit to lick the boot heels of Prime Minister (ah, it warms my heart to use those words again) Benjamin Netanyahu, that much is obvious. Netanyahu is a statesman who understands the threats to his tiny nation. Obama is an appeaser and despiser of the people he claims to represent. Two men who could not be more different.

There is zero common ground between a man who believes Iran's mullahs can somehow be reasoned with and man like Netanyahu who understands the belief system of the apocolyptic jihad, the second coming of the 12th imam and it entails. We are led to believe they are at an impasse over Israeli settlements. It is safe to assume it goes much deeper than this.

Netanyahu knows that Israeli National Security is in mortal danger with a terrorist sympathizing administration in power in the United States. He also knows that "diplomacy" with the mullahs in Iran is a complete waste of time, which is something any defender of western civilization is short on. Netanyahu knows, ultimately, at some point, Israeli will be forced to confront this threat by themselves or engage in some very strategic and critical thinking using the best problem solving skills the Mossad has.

Obama is playing with the big dogs now, conspiracy theories aside. This is not Rahm and some other two bit Chicago thugs hatching up a shake down of a land developer in Illinois. This is the big leagues. Netanyahu is nothing if he is not a survivor, both physically and politically. This can be evidenced by the fact that he's still breathing oxygen, no small feat for an Israeli Prime Minister. My money is on the only leader left of the free world.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Things Just Need Addressin'

This outfit would be one of them. What the hell is that? Part mechanic on the bottom half? Part Sasha or Melia's puffy shirt. Roy Orbison's hair. Every tone of grey covering the color spectrum. Untucked t-shirt. Is there no one this woman can trust that will tell her the truth? No one can be this fashion challenged. Is she drunk? Legally blind?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ft. Hood

There are many who are very quick to ensure that the terrorism label is not given to the incident at Ft. Hood. I think it is more appropriate to call it an act of war and to call Hasan a foot soldier. He died in the line of duty in his call of Jihad and the Holy War. He died killing, mainly, soldiers of the opposing army. Although he wore the uniform of those same soldiers his words and his deeds made it clear what side of the war he owed his allegiance.

Whether or not we are engaged in a war with radical Islam, radical Islam is engaged in a war with us. Their spokesmen have repeatedly told us as much. Their followers tell us daily in chat rooms all over the internet. We interrogate and apprehend their soldiers regularly abroad and in our cities. This is the truth whether or not the White House, the military chain of command or a sizable chunk of Americans will admit it. We now know from more than one example, the seeds of radical Islam have been sown far and wide within our society and within the military.

The policy of the American leadership seems to be a game of whack-a-mole and hope that they can keep these incidents spaced out enough so as to not have to take any decisive action. As long as they happen on small scales and happen relatively infrequently, I believe they think they can control public outrage and reaction. It seems to be a strategy that is working. However, time does not appear to be their friend.

Try as they might, politically correct smoke and mirrors can not replace the truth and reality. Next time it may be a school as in the manner of Beslan, Russia or an attack on the magnitude of 9-11. The spin and psychobabble will no longer have the market appeal as it has today and the American anger will not be as rational or as manageable.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Diversity Trumps National Security

"As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse." -- Army chief of staff General George Casey

To pick solely on General Casey would be disingenuous. It would be the height of naivety to think ridding our armed services of General Casey would brighten our prognosis. Although, he may very well share this belief, he is just following orders. Do any of us believe that the Obama administration would put anyone in that position who would have any other mind set?

What is Casey really saying here? Is he telling us in not so many words that we need to accept that there will be casualties in the left's war on American tradition? Basically, in a nutshell, yes. For diversity over all, we will be expected to accept a payment of toll in blood.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Everything is Free but Nothing is Readily Available

Or so the old saying went about the former Soviet Union. Most Americans do not know and many would not even care the the former Soviet Union was the first country to have free healthcare as a "right" for all written into it's constitution. With the revolution and the pollyannic belief that everyone could be made equal came the dismantling of what was the old Russian medical system into the new system ushered in by the Bolsheviks.

First let us remember that the Russian Revolution occurred in 1917. Life spans were shorter and life on the whole was harder. The system as it stood was basically a free market system of sorts. Doctors, who were highly educated and respected, were guaranteed a high standard of living. The people paid for the services. Doctors sometimes gave their services freely or accepted whatever could be offered as payment- livestock, leatherwork, food, etc.

Was it perfect? Is anything? A little known fact is that the Russian medical system and Russian medical research in the early 1900s was internationally recognized.

Usher in Lenin and the Bolsheviks who tear it all down. Oh boy, is this ever starting to sound familiar? They tear it all down to rebuild it. Now everyone is equal and has access to the same medical care. The greedy doctors and the greedy rich can no longer have the best of this system. The system is gone. The private clinics are gone.

The doctors are no longer the best and the brightest but are chosen but virtue of status in the Soviet system. Yes, some animals were more equal than others. Enrollees into medical school were chosen by social class —worker, peasant, or intellectual. Not long after the Soviet affirmative action system was expanded to include gender and ethnic classifications also. Every class, gender, and ethnic group had a quota for admission into institutions of higher learning.

All this should be sounding very, very familiar by now. Very familiar.

Rather than choosing a physician, you were appointed to medical facilities in your area. You had no choice who you saw. Instead of the market dictating salaries and medical expenditures, they were now part of a fixed budget expense in the Soviet balance sheet. Doctors were put on fixed state salaries and required to see as many people as they saw fit or didn't see fit. What did it matter anyway? Getting rid of a bad doctor or a drunk doctor was virtually impossible in the now completely unionized, state owned system.

Did the Bolsheviks or their class of elites use this medical system? Ofcourse not. They had access to their own, special medical care complete with western technologies and medicines. They were not going to be subjected to the low par and filthy conditions of the people's system. As a side note, our leadership does not even give the pretense of pretending to subject themselves to the system they are forcing upon us.

No Soviet citizen really knew much else. As a closed society, they were told they had the best of the best. They were told how fortunate they were because the American capitalist system had people dying in the streets. Those that knew better were either disposed of or kept their mouths shut to avoid being disposed of.

In short, by the end of the 20th century Soviet Russia had one of the poorest medical systems in the world. Now imagine the Soviet medical system in a world where say it could only be held up in comparison the the DHS in Britain or the Canadian system? Suddenly the bar is much lower and that is by design. One day it will be our children who believe they are receiving the best of the best and there will be nothing exceptional to compare with the substandard. It will be the norm if this is not stopped and, as was often the case in our history, it is the cognizant 30 percent among us that are the last vestige.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"When she walks in a room, folks just explode"

These would be the words of newly re-elected Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) when speaking of Sarah Palin. It is no secret how the conservative base feels about Sarah Palin. It is also no secret that she injected what little life John McCain's campaign had into it. Myself, an Arizonian, who had never and would never pull a lever for John McCain sheepishly carted myself to the polls last November 4th and with much enthusiasm filled in the little circle next to her name, wishing his name were absent.

Now, now we have a senior Whitehouse official (surmised to be Axelrod by HotAir) claiming a 2-0 victory against Sarah Palin. You just can not make this stuff up. Is there any precedent for this? Has there ever been a sitting POTUS at war with not only an entire news organization, half the country AND his defeated Vice Presidential candidate while solidly frozen in a state of inaction when faced with decisions to be made in real, live shooting wars? I have to guess not and that this is unchartered territory. Can you imagine Karen Hughes coming out the days after 9-11 and railing on about how Bush is 2-0 against Joe Lieberman?

State schooled, redneck Sarah scares the pants off of them. And she is free to do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thanks to the short-sighted and not so forward thinking Democrats making it impossible for her to do her job in Alaska.

The beauty of Palin is she is young and has many years to gain experience and credibility. In the meantime, she is a highly effective force when it comes to energizing conservatives, focusing the light on Obama and the Democrat misdeeds, clearing out the RINOs, bringing in the bacon and showing the Democrats for what they are.

We do not know who the candidate will be in 2012. My hunch is it will not be Sarah Palin. Not yet. Until then, we still get to savor her effectiveness and sleep well knowing that lil' ol' Sarah and her Facebook account holds as much or more political influence than that of the POTUS. I can see their defeat from my house and Sarah Palin is instrumental to making it happen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Do we really, really need moderates?

I am talking about the wishy, washy convictionless, easily malleable . Does the Republican party really need them to win elections? To some extent we do. However, I do not think we need as many as we have been lead to believe we need.

What we do need is to get that large chunk of conservatives to the polls. We need the conservatives. As many as we can get. We do not get conservatives to vote by appealing to moderates or liberals. It just does not work that way.

When they speak of the independent vote, many, if not most, are conservatives. The critical factor dictating the future of the nation is not party membership, but adherence to certain philosophical and ideological principles. If they agree with our platform, maybe 80 percent of the time, they are worth working to keep. If not, we can not stray from our convictions to attract them. The cost is too high.

Moderates are like spoiled teenagers. When times are good, they feel confident and test their boundaries. When times are bad, they run back to the adults. They look to the stability the conservatives provide. As the pendelum shifts, so does their loyalty. You can't build a party catering to them.

As conservatives, we have to remember we are not going to win every election. We can live up to our principles and work from there. We must remember that every step is a building block. The great things that Reagan acheived did not happen overnight. There will be setbacks along the way. It was a good night last night. We still have much work to do.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Republicans and Stockholm Syndrome

What is it with Republicans and Stockholm Syndrome? You see it time and time again. I am specifically thinking about Newt Gingrich and his endorsement of Dede Scozzafava in the upstate New York -23 district. I understood his "big tent" reasoning but he continued to dig his heals in even after Hoffman overtook Dede in the polls and even after more and more disconcerting facts about her came to light. Scozzafava is no moderate Reublican, she is a out and out statist.

Only when she left the race and endorsed the Democrat did Newt finally admit "regret" with his decision. This would not be his only lapse of judgement. I can recall video of Newt buddying up to San Fan Nan in twisted agreement over the threat of climate change. It is safe to say Newt's political days are over. Kaput. We are turning out the lights on you, Newt. Fox News commentator? Sure. Presidential Material? Not so much.

Republicans all too often fall prey to the syndrome of Stockholm. The beltway does something to them but I see it all around me as well. They develop an undeniable hunger to be respected by the Beltway Establishment and their "smart" and less than tolerant of any other views liberal friends. What non-leftists will never understand, it seems, if you do not share their world view liberals will always hate you and will never accept you. You are only as good as the last issue you agreed with them on.

So many ask, "the blue print for conservative victory is right in front of them, why don't they follow it". They do not follow it because it takes guts. They are afraid of being called racists, bigots, homophobes, religious fanatics and whatever else is in the liberal playbook. It has not changed in decades and it works because the Republican leadership refuses to fight it.

It is much easier to go long to get along. Especially when you have an opponent who so readily dives into the mud pit and you are worried about getting your new white shirt dirty.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The American Oligarchy

The RINO Wing of the Republican party, particularly the Bush family, is busy grooming it's own Barack Obama. I have already had these thoughts about the role they intend for George Prescott Bush. The fact that he is shipping off "for war" at the ripe, old age of 33 as Lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, assigned to an intelligence unit, pretty much solidifies my suspicions.

It will be portrayed as though "P" as he is called (very original) is shipping off to war. That should insult your sensibilities. He's not going to war. He'll be positioned as an intelligence officer sitting safely behind a desk shuffling paper somewhere in the rear without ever having fired a weapon. Like his uncle, he will get his credentials as a warrior without seeing battle. His role will be exaggerated to his political benefit.

The really convenient thing about "P" is that he happens to be, imagine this, half Mexican. He is the offspring Jeb and his Mexican born wife Colomba. The catapulting of Prescott into the political arena fits right into the world of identity politics we have allowed them to build for us. It certainly looks like the Bush family had a long term vision while "W" was embracing the invasion of our southern border and desire to grant amnesty of up to 20 million illegal aliens, most from Mexico.

An oligarchy is a form of government where most or all political power effectively rests with a small segment of the society. Oligarchies, often found in Latin America, are generally controlled by a few powerful families whose children are raised and groomed to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy. It is rarely, if ever, to the betterment of those governed. You won't find a strong middle class; an oligarchy is usually characterized by a very small upper or elite class and a very vast lower class. They govern in secrecy.

It would sure be a lot simpler to shift away from the shining city on a hill if a good quarter to a third of your population knows of no other governing system and is completely at home with this type of governance. Even easier if they know nothing of your values or traditions.

As Americans we need to reject this notion of breeding through pedigree into the power structure. We have already seen the fruits of this system: worthless rich patricians with no viable life experience supported by parents, family name, ivy league education and whatever else until they can worm their way into politics, which is one of the few areas where they are employable. It's true of the Bushes, the Gores, the Clintons, the Kennedys, etc. People who, in a sane world, could not get elected as dog catcher.

We need leadership. We need leadership that will put American interests first. We are a nation of 300 million people, we can do better than the families listed above.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Peggy Noonan Gets It Right?

We're Governed by Callous Children
Peggy Noonan is, at least, moving in the right direction in hopes of finding some redemption after her loss of reason during the election season. However she could garner back a bit more respect by acknowledging she was very wrong and very misguided in 2008. She has not come this far yet. It seems the cocktail party circuit elites are finally starting to get a clearer picture of just how off the tracks things are.

However, Peggy still does not realize she falls among the naive she writes about. She attributes the destruction of the country to wanton ignorance and disbelief that the country has limited strength when it comes to enduring the blows it is receiving. Perhaps, she is self reflecting and explaining away her miscalculations when hopping aboard the Obama Express.

On some level, maybe, she wishes to absolve herself of some of her guilt. Peggy Noonan and the liberal Washington DC insider wing of the Republican party contributed in no small way to this Maoist onslaught. In their elitist shells they hold nothing but contempt for the people in "flyover" who actually make the country work. They disassociate themselves with the "teabaggers" and the people who attended town hall meetings to try to participate in the Democratic process and prevent a disastrous bureaucracies from being imposed on us. They sit back and watch as patriotic Americans are ridiculed and painted as radical right wingers and hate mongers.

Noonan is still a bit guileless when it comes to Obama, many of his appointments and much of the far left wing of the Democratic party. They are not deluding themselves or unable to grasp that our system and way of life can not support the endless assaults. They know full well the results of their efforts.

They are subversive forces working to destroy the country. None of their actions stem from confused optimism, bubbled lives of privilege that make them unable to imagine anything else, etc. They are tearing down that which they seek to rebuild. Obama has said nothing contrary to the point.

They seek to build a country and a world where all prosperity, power and material gain comes from the government. They feel their places, their children's places and their children's children's places are secure in this hierarchy. They do not worry for their future. There will be no bread lines or death panel decisions for the ruling class just as there never was in Soviet Russia, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, etc.

This is where Peggy still does not quite get it. More often than not it was the sons and daughters of the abundance throughout history who sought to tear it all down.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hillary Meets Herself

Hillary had a lively exchange with, well, herself of decades ago in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday. When a idealistic young student accused Washington of forcing Pakistan to use military force on its own territory.

Her response, ""If you want to see your territory shrink, that's your choice." She then added she believed it would be a bad choice.
she was also quoted as saying, ""There is a war going on and the U.S. wants to help Pakistan be successful".

Can anyone imagine the Hillary "I loathe the military" Clinton of yesteryear using this speech?

I am not saying Hillary has become conservative or even has a firm understanding or respect of American ideals. Though, I will say she is far warmer to them than any time except maybe her Goldwater Girl days. It is funny what reality can do to youthful idealism.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tough and Skinny

Proving that it is always all about him once again, Barack Obama, rebuked opposition today at a few separate Florida fundraisers.

"There are people saying mean things about me and folks are worried." Uhh, yeah. Enough about us Obama, what about YOU? Never mind the war in Afghanistan, never mind the double digit unemployment, never mind the imploding dollar. He is going to address the big meanies talking trash about him.

Is this guy made of crepe paper?

"Just 'cause I'm skinny doesn't mean I'm not tough. I don't rattle," Obama said, tongue in cheek and with his fake down home accent.

Seriously though he does have a spine of steel when it comes to the misery of Americans. He is not moved by it one iota. Troop deaths do not show the wear on his face the way they showed on President Bush's face. He is steely cold when it comes to bludgeoning a baby's head in a botched abortion attempt or denying healthcare to an elderly grandmother. For sure, there is some there there. He conserves it, for the struggle of his leftist utopia.

Monday, October 26, 2009

War for the Soul of the RNC

I am all over the board on the issue of the future of the Republican party. I keep reading the idea that the brand is so tarnished that it is not worth trying to salvage it. Conversely, I know the dangers of third parties in this country. They tend to fracture the coalitions that build the parties, leaving the party still in tact to benefit. We saw it with the election of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton never saw more than forty five percent of the popular vote. However, the injection of Ross Perot into the election gave him the room he needed to win the election, both times. Our elections are that close that any defection guarantees a Democrat win.

The cold hard reality is that the Republican leadership has been steadily drifting slowly to the left for well over a decade. With every issue that they have abandoned core conservative principles, they have lost more and more members and supporters. Like a a tree shedding it's leaves, the Republican party has been leaving voters in a political no man's land. Through the years, I have watched the chasm grow through immigration issues, nation building, spending, political correctness and nearly every other left wing idea that comes down the pike.

I have seen it on the micro-level on the barometer of the state of the Republican party and largest conservative website, Free Republic. Countless members have left. Lines were drawn. Sides were taken. Bad blood and animosity formed. We were fractioning and with every issue it seemed we were doing it more and more.

So many of us were placated during the Bush years. I am guilty of this myself. He was our guy and, hell, he was not Clinton or (shudder) Al Gore. We were making money and times were good. Sure he was spending like a drunken sailor, sure the border was open, sure he seemed a little unprincipled but we hung on to the things he did right. Meanwhile, the party held onto to their belief that their future was on the left and march left they did.

I also accept we have a healthy contingent of people on the right who will never be happy. Nothing will ever be conservative enough for them. No one passes their litmus tests. The founding fathers could be reborn and brought back down to earth and the malcontents among us would find reasons why they are unprincipled and not true conservatives. They are problematic but not an excuse to accept leftism without abandon.

In the next two years, the fight for the soul of the Republican party will be fought out. We see the beginning salvos at this point. The election in upstate New York is one such pivotal event. We have a bonafide conservative Republican, Hoffman, standing up against a more liberal than the Democrat Republican, Scozzafava. There is a civil war happening in the Republican party at this very moment. The first front on this war is against the unprincipled and soulless RINOs. We must purge the party of the coreless and cowardly who have time and time again capitulated to the Democrats and inturn turned the country over to a merry band of real, live communists.

In the coming elections we will know the direction of the party and if our future lies as a part of it. In upstate New York, if Hoffman wins, there will be many nervous establishment Republicans. If Scozzafava wins, it will only harden their stance that the liberal Republican way is the way to go. Most importantly, these watershed elections are a test of our might and ability to effect the future of the nation.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Barack's Missing Executive Experience Found!

For those of you who think Barack Obama would not know a balance sheet from a two-ply sheet, details have finally emerged that Obama does actually have some real life, executive experience. Two children have been found in Indonesia and said to have run a kool aid stand with Obama.

Obama, they said, promised all the residents in the neighborhood a sweet and tart mixture of the most fabulous kool-aid imaginable. He painted glorious pictures of the thirst quenching beverage while reading speeches written by, Andidi, one of the three partners in the stand.

"When it came time to mix up the kool aid, Barack was no where to be found, instead he told us to just take the ingredients from the Wijaya family down the street", claimed the third partner Rahmet.

"It was all ready strange", claimed Andidi, "Barack never actually showed up to his shifts to man the booth but instead was found in the recreation hall dancing and eating Happy-Tos. Sometimes he would be bowling or other times playing basketball."

Rahmet told us the prestige that came with running the stand may have gone to his head. "He asked the art department to design an insignia for him, everytime he spoke he had everything surrounding him emblazoned with this strange logo". "We didn't care about some stupid logo, man, we just wanted him to help us mix up the kool aid".

He seemed to develop and insane obsession with the competing and opposing drink stand the next neighborhood over. He incessantly tried to discredit them and began spreading rumors that the kids who ran the stand peed in the kool aid. Subsequently, he asked everyone in the school to not visit or talk to the kids who ran that drink stand.

"He was always with two other kids, one kid who was a ballet dancer and the other who sported a Hilteresque mustache. When we had any questions, you know, just wanting to know why he wasn't actually showing up or doing any of the work, we were told to take it up with them. That's when I found the dead fish in my bed."

At that point the Andidi and Rahmet just continued to do the work of running the lemonade stand and putting Barack's name on it. By then it was too late. The competing drink stand was growing leaps and bounds. Andidi and Rahmet finally grew tired of Barack's empty rhetoric and joined forces with the other stand.

"It was then that we found him, in the park, standing on a rock giving a speech to about five kids. He was saying "I am not tired, I am just getting started..I'm not tired at all".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Omelettes, Eggs and O's Mop

Ofcourse, I am referencing the words often quoted to numerous collectivist regimes but belonging to French Revolutionary Maximilian Robespierre at the eve of the bloody French Revolution. "One can't expect to make an omelet without breaking eggs"

Obama keeps referencing his use of a mop to clean up the messes left behind. Many probably think he is pointing his finger to President Bush when he makes that statement. I would guess he is referring to the entire past 233 years.

Good thing he has this mop because he may be needing it to clean up a whole slew of eggs in his tireless effort to transform America...or is it the world?

Maybe he could start by cleaning up the dog poop on Air Force One. Just a thought.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The World They'd Build

Equality, egalitarianism, fairness, a more equitable society -- these are all phrases the left like to throw around. Really, though what can history tell us about the world they seek to build from what would be the ashes of the American dream?“

History tells us they intend to build a two tier society. They intend to to take their rightful place as a large part of a distinct elite class. The talk about egalitarianism is just a tactic used to ferment execration resulting in the destruction of those who have achieved elite status by traditional methods. This would include wealthy business people, people who are not of the pedigree of politically connected families, people not of protected status via race, sexuality, victimology or simply people who were not educated into their line of thought in Ivy League institutions. These are the people they resent. The people from whom they have garnered their superiority.

It was Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist, who gave an explanation why those in academia hate their own country. If memory serves he suggested that the professoriat hated the USA on account of hot dog vendors making more money than they. They simply couldn’t abide a country where a laborer could make more money than those in ivory towers. There’s some truth to this; people generally hate what they envy. It can not go without saying, these are the sort of individuals who support Marxism and, by default, Obama's vision to fundamentally change the world.

Make no mistake, not one of these people intend to be subjected to the grey and unanimated life they wish to inflcit on most of us. Not one. They may pose for photo ops with, for instance, bicycles but they have no intention of using one as their main mode of transportation. They will never be subjected to their health care plans just as their children, now, are not subjected to their public schools. The only difference will be you will no longer have the option of progressing to this class through the old methods of hard work, sacrifice, maybe a good idea and a little luck.

America was the one, true egalitarian society. The socialistic and communistic train that we are on is the anti-thesis of American values and it will build a society that most Americans would never recognize.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where does it end?

The evidence mounts that something is very wrong in the halls of our government. We now know we have a self-professed admirer of Mao Tse-Tung in an appointed executive position of policy in our White House. Anita Dunn, passionately and unhesitatingly, invoked the life and work of a mass murderer of somewhere between 20,000,000 to 70,000,000 of his own people. Mao Tse-Tung was easily the largest killer in the 20th century.

The average man on the street does not know this. He knows nothing of this history. That is why and how these fellow travelers have gotten as far as they have. Americans tend to be a naive and trusting people. We have a national mindset of "it could never happen here". Relatively speaking, most have lived charmed lives of ease and security. Couple that with an academic ignorance of the world and history around them and it makes them ripe for such a picking.

This ignorance of history is precisely why America has no idea what Obama means when he speaks of fundamental changes to our country. What we are witnessing in the United States is a classic revolution. Revolutions are never supported by the vast majority but they generally idly sit by, watch and endure the results.

White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn's words were:

"In 1947, when Mao Tse Tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai‑shek and the Nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side. And people said, “How can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this against all of the odds against you?” And Mao Tse Tung said, you know, “You fight your war, and I’ll fight mine.”

Funny how she worded it as "his plan to take over China". Was this deliberate white washing or bonafide ignorance? His plan was to eliminate classes completely and to do so by eliminating the people and the memories they had of such a system. He was largely successful.

My opinion still stands, only with more evidence strengthening it, we have had a coup by Marxists. Our country is in the midst of a constitutional crisis and the vast majority do not know it. I do not even think the spineless and ineffective Republicans and supposed conservative Democrats are aware of it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jingo Art

Perpetually Undecided

The undecider has decided he's close to deciding on a decision regarding Afghanistan. Actually, it has been said that after five "intense" information gathering meetings, he is fixing on making a decision. He is deciding to decide. After one more meeting which is going to occur sometime next week.

Administration spokesperson and all around annoyance Robert Gibbs has said he doesn't know how long it will take to make the decision but he estimated weeks. Great news if you are one of the guys (or gals) in Afghanistan that has stuff blowing up all around you and you are reaching into your pocket making sure you still have a copy of the Miranda rights handy.

Have no fear troops, Obama is in the "decision making process". Whatever that means. I do not know if the process started before or after Latino Dance Night at the Whitehouse on Tuesday but we have arrived to the critical point of deciding. Perhaps he was deciding while doing his one and only patented dance move with Thalia? Maybe he does his best deciding while recreating? He seems to do enough of it.

Being something of a procrastinator and all around unproductive sort myself, I know all too well talking about deciding is generally cover for "I don't have a frikking clue what to do next" or "I really need to do this but flying to Copenhagen would be so much more less taxing". I engage in this practice quite often. I recognize the symptoms. Except my decisions are usually unimportant and do not effect anyone's lives.

Sigh, meanwhile all this deciding talk has made me realize I really miss "the decider". At least he actually made decisions.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Déjà vu All Over Again

After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that sanctions against Iran were not in the foreseeable future I got this sinking feeling we've been here done this vis-à-vis Iran, the bomb and the Clintons. Maybe because we have with Pakistan.

Let's do a little recap:

1989-1990--reports of secret construction of nuclear research reactor with components from Europe.

July 1991 - Reliable reports from Islamabad confirm that Pakistan had frozen production of HEU and halted the manufacturing of nuclear weapons components.

1992--Pakistani foreign secretary publicly discusses Pakistan's possession of `cores' of nuclear devices.

Late 1992 -- The US Government determines that China had transferred items controlled under the international Missile Technology Control Regime to Pakistan.

25 August 1993 -- The United States imposed "Category Two" sanctions against certain Chinese and Pakistani entities that were involved in an M-11 missile-related transfer, which is prohibited under US law.

Late 1993 -- The Clinton Administration, citing what it considered to be asymmetrical treatment accorded to Pakistan and India over their respective nuclear programs, proposed revising the amendment and certain "country-specific" sections of the Foreign Assistance Act. The administration argued that by the time nuclear nonproliferation provisions had been added to the Foreign Assistance Act, India had already acquired the capability to build nuclear weapons and thus Pakistan had borne the brunt of most United States sanctions.

April 1994 - Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott visits Islamabad to propose a one-time sale of F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan. Delivery of the planes would be contingent on specific commitments from Pakistan regarding its nuclear program, including a verifiable cap on the production of fissile materials. Talbott states that there is "broad agreement" between the United States and Pakistan on the goal of "first capping, then reducing, and eventually eliminating weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles from South Asia."

March 1996 -- Pakistan commissioned an unsafeguarded nuclear reactor, expected to become fully operational in the late 1990s, that will provide it with a capability to produce weapons-grade plutonium.

Late 1996 -- Pakistan's main nuclear weapons laboratory, the A.Q. Khan Laboratory in Kahuta, purchased 5,000 ring magnets from China. The ring magnets would allow Pakistan to effectively double its capacity to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons

06 September 1997 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claims Pakistan possesses nuclear weapons, saying that: "Pakistan's nuclear capability is now an established fact. Whatever we have, we have a right to keep it...." production.

28 May 1998: Pakistan detonates five nuclear devices.

History is about to repeat itself with the second Islamic bomb. If this weren't enough it appears that Poland and the Czech Republic were not thrown under the Obama bus in a back room deal but more as a gesture of good will in hope that Russia would compromise on the Iranian issue. The Russians told Obama to go pound sand. It is at this critical point when we are now negotiating from a position of weakness.

Socialism in Guyana

-had to share this excellent first hand experience.

By Rehana Wolfe,

Imagine for a moment what life would be like if you had to queue up at every grocery store just to get basic food items for your family. While you’re standing in line, your palms get sweaty , your heart pounds hard against your chest. Waiting to get to the point of sale seems like an eternity. While in line, your fear intensifies with every step forward to the counter. Your fear is that you would have spent several hours in line only to be turned away at the counter with the dreaded words, 'sorry, come back next week. We just ran out of ….' For many, this is a difficult scenario to comprehend, but for my generation and that of my parents, this was reality during the 70’s and 80’s in Guyana, South America when we lived under the dictatorship of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, the first President of this small South American country of only 83,000 square miles and a population of under one million people.

Guyana, once a British colony, gained its independence in 1966 under the leadership of Burnham. Under his ideology of nationalization and self sufficiency, he gradually steered the country into the abyss of socialism from 1966 until his death in 1985. In an already poverty stricken environment, 1966 marked the beginning of political and economic chaos accompanied by growing racial tensions between the East Indians and Blacks who together form the majority.

Guyana, conquered from the Dutch, came to be developed under British rule. Under the British Slave Act, shiploads of African slaves were cast on the shorelines of Guyana, followed by indentured laborers from India, Asia, and Europe. These slaves and laborers were brought to Guyana to work on the sugar plantations.

After Burnham gained Guyana’s independence in 1966, his political platform and cabinet were very race oriented, empowering the Blacks and resulting in growing tensions and dislike for each other among the Indians and Blacks. There were no general elections between 1966 and 1985. Human rights and civil liberties were suppressed. There were many political assassinations of brilliant scholars and political activists who tried to bring change to Burnham’s socialist regime. Two unforgettable assassinations were Walter Rodney and Vincent Teekah.

The tensions between the Blacks and Indians continued to grow and eventually rose to the level of riots, looting, burning, and killing. I’ll never forget the riot of 1971. At eight years old, it would be my first glimpse and real understanding of the racial pain. It was a beautiful day. At around 9 a.m., the sun shone in all its glory but the calm and beauty of the day was disturbed by the echoing cries of people running for cover as the loud bang of gunshots filled the air. My sister and I were at school when suddenly my Dad burst into the classroom and grabbed us without much explanation. He had to brave the violent streets on his bicycle, dodging bullets to get his two daughters back home safely. My Dad put my sister and me on the bike, both on the middle passenger bar and pedaled as fast as he could to get us home safely. When we got there, he rushed us into the living room (which was upstairs) and told us to lie on the floor behind the sofas. There would be many more of these riots in the years ahead.

Let’s go back to the scene at the beginning of this story. Many institutions were nationalized; travel and foreign currency were restricted. Therefore, waiting in line for basic food items was the norm. Burhnam’s idea of self sufficiency meant that we produced our own flour, rice, sugar, etc. Of course, importation of these items was illegal. Many businessmen tried to smuggle them in but couldn’t meet the demand. While Guyana could supply itself with rice and sugar, we could not produce wheat flour (He urged the people to make flour from rice), milk, and other nutritional foods.

Infant formula was not sufficiently available. Mothers improvised to feed young babies. The baby formula ration was one five pound can of per month. How did working mothers feed their babies when they were not available to breast feed? I was one of those mothers who added pureed plantains to the formula to make it last until it was time for the next can.

Many things were in short supply. At the gas station where we purchased propane cooking gas by the canister there were lines too. And not every day, only on certain days when the canisters were in stock. Here the lines would form the previous evening. At around 6pm people started taking their positions to make sure they were among the first 20 or 50 or whatever the quota was that day. They would take turns sleeping and watching each other ‘s position until dawn.

Electricity was another big problem. It was constantly interrupted – to the point where many residential areas would go without electricity for an entire day or night. This affected not only electrical appliances but also the flow of water to our homes. We were constantly keeping buckets of water for the shower, toilets, and all other needs.

Education was good until the student got to the university. A four year college became a three-year one, with the third year being obligatory national service. After graduation, students often had to sign a five year contract with the government. One had to work for the government and could not leave the country during this period.

All travel abroad was controlled. Permission to travel abroad was granted only after your tax records were checked and it was confirmed that you were tax compliant. Foreign currency restrictions were tracked by stamping the last page of the passport with the date and amount of cash issued per trip.

Guyana’s socialism gradually faded after the death of Burnham in 1983. And it wouldn’t be until 1992, after 28 years of dictatorship, that Guyanese citizens would experience their first free and fair election. Cheddi Jagan would become President – yes the same guy that lost the rigged election to Burham in 1963.

In conclusion, I must say that amidst all these sufferings and struggles, one cannot leave amiss the emotional distress that a population suffers from under socialism. While trying to find food, and nurture growing babies, families yell at each other in anger and frustration – life becomes a barren desert upon which love and compassion are hard to cultivate.

Rehana Wolfe, born in Guyana, now lives in Pennsylvania. She has a Master's degree in Communications from Villanova University.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"You're Either With Us...

Or with the terrorists". Everyone remembers President George W. Bush's ultimatum sounding words in the days following 9-11. Fast forward eight years. My how things change! It is a similar rallying cry. However it is now "It's us against them". Only this time the "them" is Fox news and by default conservatives, Republicans and anyone who dare question or criticize the Obama administration's inability to put together a cohesive strategy on any front.

Again, it makes you question if Obama has any political instinct. Fox News is in the midst of it's best year yet. They are not only soaring with the cable news competition but they are cutting in to other viewing network share as well.

The left wing remains in denial. All Faux News viewers are stupid, old, white, less intellectual, etc. Saul Alinsky #RULE 5 is employed with full force: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. And yet, Fox soars. Ten years of ridicule and self righteous bashing and Fox only grows in profitability and popularity.

Yet never meeting a dictator or mass murdering totalitarian he would not have a Come to Jesus Meeting with, Obama declares war on Fox News. To what ends?

Under normal circumstances, Fox will not be damaged by this. Fox has more viewers on an off time slot than any of the other networks, probably, combined at prime time. However, Obama’s popularity and political capital will suffer. As he becomes more and more impotent, he shows every indication making more and more desperate moves. Making normal circumstances an endangered species.

We keep waiting for some fruit of his tenure to come to fruition. Yet, it never does. In his world, taxing is investing, winding down the clock with incessant debate is action, and his ever constant campaigning is leadership. With this nine month blue print we see what the results are going to be. Stagnation, higher unemployment, lower popularity, more scrutiny, loss of congressional seats and, hope against hope, the nails in the coffins of healthcare and climate change taxation.

His war on Fox News is a Chavez styled move and there is no doubt it comes straight from the top. Obama is completely intolerant of criticism and dissent. The question remains how far will he go to silence it?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Next Stop-Failed State?

Conspiracies theories aside, these are the people calling the shots. This image portrays the scene as 50,000 people showed up in Detroit hoping to get one of the 5,000 applications available for aid money to be released from the stimulus funds. Chaos ensued, fights broke out, police were called in and a handful of people were taken away in ambulance. The YouTubes tell the story. When interviewed the stimulus seekers said the money was coming from "Obama's stash".

The most dispiriting aspect of this scene is that these are the people that are now in charge and they have elected one of their own. That isn't meant as a racial remark, it is a mentality observation. Talk show hosts compared this to the Katrina aftermath. They are wrong it is more like Zimbabwe with little smatterings of Argentina and Yugoslavia thrown in for seasoning.

This is a growing subculture. A free republic can not withstand this kind of wanton ignorance, systemic immorality and inability to control impulse. It's mostly urban but the mentality is alive and well in the rural areas as well. It is a black thing, a white thing and a brown thing. Truthfully, it is more prevelant in African American communities because that is where Democrats have had a stranglehold on power. It’s the result of seventy-five years of New Deal liberalism and nearly fifty years of the “War on Poverty”. When I wrote the other day of the results of a system making people less, this was exactly what I had in mind. People who otherwise may have made their way except for the spirit crushing policies of the programs above.

What has changed in the least century? Unemployment in Detroit hovers at about 20 percent. I would wager it is higher. Those are Great Depression numbers. However during the Great Depression people pulled together. They did anything they had to do to get by. A large enough chunk in the image above would just assume shoot you for the $20 in your pocket than mow your lawn for it. The next time the media pundit tells you this is the next great depression, remember this is not your grandparents "Great Depression, this is something else entirely. It may be the beginnings of a failed state.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Guy Who Didn't Win the Nobel Peace Prize

Meet 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Greg Mortenson. Mortenson is a New York Times best selling author and a man who is responsible for dedicating his life to building schools for girls in Pakistan. His belief is that education is the key to stopping middle eastern violence, especially education of the women. His reasoning is that male suicide bombers must go to their mother to ask for permission to fulfill their missions.

With, in large part, help from Mortenson Pakistani school enrollment went from 800,000 in 2000 to 8.4 million in 2008. You can frequently find him on the lecture circuit telling his story of education, failure and triumph over failures. This man was one of many in a record year of Nobel Peace Prize nominees.

Meet Barack Obama. 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Nominated after sitting in the office of the United States Presidency for two weeks. Reads a teleprompter really swell. Um, yeah, that's about all I have got.

What we should walk away from this with, if we haven't already with previous winners Al Gore, Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat, is that the Nobel Peace Prize is a political basketball. It is rewarded as a political gold star with no real basis of accomplishment. Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize simply for rejecting the ideals of his own country. It shows of the extreme levels of anti-Americanism in the institutions the left has co-opted. Most importantly it shows us the insular and corrupt group think the left engages in when gathered together in their institutionalized circle jerks.

It is beginning to make the days of Khrushchev beating the shoe and simultaneously yelling "We will bury you!" at the UN seem like the good old days. We are living in precarious times.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Let's Stick With The First BOR

Cass Sunstein, Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, has written a book which calls for a second Bill of Rights. This, apparently, complemented his conference at Yale Law School where he calls for a reworking of the constitution by the year 2020. Because, you know, the founders weren't insightful enough we need the likes of Cass Sunstein *shudder* telling us how we are going to live. Sunstein's list of rights read something like the how I would have liked to see the world when I was seven years old and really could not comprehend why it just was not like it should be. It's the stuff of small child fantasy.

"Mommy why can't we just not have money and go to the store and get whatever we want?" Who has not been asked that by their children? I have, years ago, by my, now, 12 year old daughter. I remember the conversation vividly and the funny thing is when I explained the "why" to her, she got it. She didn't like it any better but she grasped it and it is a lesson that has stuck with her to this day.

Except, Sunstein is a grown up. He shapes and molds young thinkers in our most prestigious and respected universities. And he is in the halls of our government today. Sunstein has a whole spectrum of crazy ideas from limiting and criminalizing free speech to extending legal rights to farm animals we tend to rely on for protein sources. However, like most leftist radicals, he speaks the quiet, careful and thoughtful educated speak of an Ivy Leaguer. The kind of serious, polished demeanor and bio that would lead one to take him seriously and would never associate with crazy.

Behold his eight simple mandates:

1) The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

2) The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

3) The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

4) The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

5) The right of every family to a decent home;

6) The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

7) The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

8) The right to a good education.

"Decent" home, "good" education, "adequate" food -- sure leaves a lot of wiggle room. I am guessing as the five year plans keep on expiring what constitutes good, adequate and decent becomes a little less good, adequate and decent. Good healthcare can become an aspirin and a dirty cot, a decent education can become sharing the same book for 10 students, decent housing can become Soviet style three families sharing one apartment where the heat sometimes works. You can bet, like every other experiment in Utopian style remaking of society, it will. When enough of the people who make society work finally object to being financially obligated by force to support the voracious appetites of those who do not or who were made less by such a system.

How about we just stick to being the place where you have the opportunity to acquire these things through hard work, effort and, even, a little luck? It is a formula that has served us (and the rest of the world) well for 229 years. It is the reason why more people dream of coming here and risk life and limb to do it. How about we reject the recycled utopian worldview that holds humanity in contempt, and that has enabled some of history's worst mass murderers and suffering?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The American Consumer, The Great Bolsterer

I have been pondering two questions for the past few days.

1. How much has the American consumer subsidized the European decades long experiment with socialism?

2. If our system continues the lurch leftward what will then be the effect on all the countries we have, in effect, been propping up?

I was thinking about Norway and how the socialists in that country have been successful using the countries vast oil wealth to, essentially, buy off the population. Which then led me to the conclusion that it is because, in great part, of American consumption and innovation that the oil has the value that it does. They can balk and turn their noses at us, but we have been the enablers of socialism on much of the European continent.

Another way we have done this is by providing Europe with protection and our military might. This saved them countless billions over the decades, billions which have allowed the welfare state mentality to flourish and take hold in the psyche of the people. Although Europe was and continues to be heavily influenced by Marxist intellectual thought, perhaps allowing them to feel the pain of such a system would have allowed ideals more closely aligned with ours to gain a foothold in the collective mind of the people. While we were fly swatting leftist regimes around the globe, we allowed Europe to become what it is today. Like a child playing parent to an over-indulgent and dysfunctional parent, we were the enablers.

Healthcare is another sector that we have continued to let feed off the trough. 70% of pharmaceutical research funding comes from the United States. Both US and European drug companies sell their products for a premium in the US. European countries with socialized medicine sell these same medicines at or just above cost. In other words, the American free-market consumer subsidizes the European socialist counterparts in the prices paid for needed medicines. Then we allow Europeans and like- minded left leaning Americans to question how a first world country could not have socialized medicine.

Instantly, we can see in this example what will happen if we continue in the direction we are headed. If the Obama administration is successful in nationalizing the American healthcare system one of two things will happen, either the funding for research will dry up or the costs for drugs in Europe and Canada will increase. Those are the laws of the market.

The United States consumer and standard of living has been propping up the European (and Canadian) love affair with socialism for at least the last half-century — in all sorts of ways.The European elite leadership may be, at least, somewhat aware of this and, on some level, they must know if they kill the golden goose Europeans will start to look inward rather than to the United States for their ills. Additionally, I believe it may be a part of why we are seeing quite a bit of defiance toward the Obama administration coming from the European continent.

However, the average European citizen would never believe this. They buy the Marxist opiate hook, line and sinker. I interact with them in cyber-space regularly. They really believe the state “gives” you everything you need—your health, your childcare, takes care of old age, removes the responsibility of adulthood. It may be well past time the Europeans were taught a valuable lesson--no socialist society has ever succeeded without subsidy from somewhere else, namely the much sneered and jeered American consumer.