The sheep will always feed the wolves and will always be at their mercy. A nation of laws is just a feeble attempt by the sheep to confine and control the wolves. At some point, the wolves will cast off the ineffectual shackles of law and resume their rightful power. This attitude is why the Left has always supported slavery, except when it was expedient to pretend otherwise.
During his campaign, the current pretender to the office of President promised to completely eliminate fossil fuel use in the US. Acting on the thoroughly debunked theory that CO2 from fossil fuel use was causing the climate to change in catastrophic ways, this pretender to the office has issued several Executive Orders that have taken large steps toward fulfilling his promise.
Attempts to match sexual identity with immature gender identity often lead to tragic outcomes when the child grows to maturity and realizes the permanent nature of an ill-considered choice. Sex is a permanent genetic characteristic and cannot be altered by superficial means – trimming off bits here or adding bits there – no more than a bird can be turned into a dog by cutting off its wings and putting it on a leash.
The 2020 election is over and done with – it’s ancient history that can’t be changed. Sure, we’re stuck with a senile fool for another couple of years, but we can stop him this year and get rid of him in 2024. Seems time for Trump to talk about what he will do when he gets reelected instead of staying stuck in the past. He lost. Time to move on.
One habit common to most of us and especially of parents dealing with children is to try to present the conclusions without elaborating the underlying processes we went through to arrive at the final result. The usual result is that we get ignored or dismissed. Many have described the process as being like teaching a pig to sing. The attempt is nearly always unsuccessful, and it annoys the pig.
We do not need to cross the boundaries of Constitutional protections to have effective methods to reduce the criminal use of guns. We just need to be careful and intelligent in the methods we devise and apply. We start with acknowledging that guns have both positive and negative value, and then work on realistic solutions that preserve basic rights while discouraging harmful behavior.
In the current controversy around abortion and Roe v Wade with the Supreme Court, the Left is demonstrating just how nasty and intolerant they can be. They dox those who disagree with them, they stage protests and violent demonstrations, They organize opposition and generally do whatever they feel will get their way, without consideration for the opinions or rights of others.
Most of my questions after the movie centered around this concern. As I have discussed previously here and here, these questions have been with us at least since the election. Ample evidence has been presented documenting the fraud that was observed, and an audit in Arizona brought out even more. At this point, the evidence that the 2020 election was stolen by fraud is massive and conclusive.
High and increasing prices for food, gas, housing, and nearly everything else, massive illegal immigration that is only getting worse, vaccination and mask mandates, destruction of our military, support for the Taliban and Iran, and so many other destructive acts have turned even some of their strongest supporters against them. One is inclined to attribute it all to massive stupidity and incompetence, but what if it’s not?
While it is convenient to blame things on Biden and to think that removing him from office would solve our problems, there are deeper issues at work. It is doubtful that Biden knows what he is actually signing when he signs an Executive Order. It is almost certain that he hasn’t read it. The actual orders are prepared by staffers working behind the scenes, likely with input or direction from various swamp creatures in the DC swamp.
The Progressive view of adverse experience, though, is that there is some competing agent acting to impose its own “reality” on theirs. Anything that does not conform to their reality is a result of sabotage or other action by an opponent, and has nothing to do with an objective reality that they deny exists. If Socialism doesn’t work it is because capitalists are sabotaging it, so it order to make it work, capitalists must be eliminated.
As of today, an intense propaganda campaign against CO2 and fossil fuels has convinced a large portion of the global population that CO2 is harmful and must be reduced to prevent an imagined climate catastrophe. Every natural change in weather patterns, every longer-term change in temperature, rainfall, storms, and just about any weather-related events is attributed to increased levels of CO2, often without any clear causal linkage.
We must not give up hope. The progress down the road to tyranny is not certain and a new path to liberty can still be made. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to make the effort. Previous generations have paid the price for our freedom many times over, but it is not a price to be paid once and forever. Each generation must pay their price or forfeit all that has been won.
By being unwilling to listen to the voice of the Canadian people, by ignoring science, and by seeing the Convoy as a threat to his authority rather than the urgent message it is, Mr. Trudeau has brought the situation to crisis. At this point, neither side can gracefully back down. Trudeau cannot walk back his rhetoric nor can he stop the progress of the Emergency Powers Act. He is committed to escalation until his opposition surrenders or is destroyed.
With only trivial exceptions, the same mechanisms that facilitated a Leftist takeover in 2020 are present now and will be employed in November. At least four major vulnerabilities remain unaddressed across the country. These include the near universal use of no-excuse mail in voting, the use of hackable election hardware and software, poorly maintained voter rolls, and widespread lack of adequate identification for both mail-in and in-person voting.
Authoritarian governments, on the other hand, tend to favor coercion and intimidation. That is much easier as they only have to issue commands and punish those who disobey. This is consistent with the political philosophy of the Left since, in that view, the people exist to serve and obey the State. An underlying assumption is that one or a small group of bureaucrats is smarter than the whole of the population and is best able to dictate a proper course of action.
Conservatives continuously prove the Left wrong simply by doing things that work- things that are contrary to the narratives of the Left. Socialism is a prime example. The Left blames the failures of Socialism on the bad example of the success of capitalism and the operation of conservative principles. Rather than acknowledge that Socialism is wrong, they seek to eliminate capitalism so there will be no standard of comparison. Progressivism means never having to say you’re sorry.
Assume for a moment that there really was a coup, but that it hadn’t been fully consolidated. Wouldn’t those who had illegitimately assumed control be working hard to consolidate their power and eliminate potential opposition? After all, Stalin, after taking power in the Russian Revolution set about systematically eliminating anyone who might pose a threat to him. He even went so far as to send an assassin to Mexico to eliminate Leon Trotsky, who was killed with a climber’s ice axe through his temple.
Imagine if a contractor, in order to obtain a contract, had to provide their customer the funds that would be used to pay them, and then in order to get paid had to meet certain onerous conditions to receive the payment they had provided in the first place. It is difficult to see how this situation differs greatly from a situation where the government uses funds obtained from taxpayers to provide services to the taxpayer, but where such payment was subject to conditions the government might impose, including a condition of exclusivity.
In warfare, there are times when it is necessary to go all in, without reserve, to win or lose all. The current global push to force everyone to submit to an injection of such a questionable substance has all the earmarks of such a military style thrust. Is that what the jab is all about? Are we in the midst of a global power struggle? Is it We the People against the Global Elite?
Looking at the numbers, we can now compare the official Covid Associated Death numbers to the Vaccine Associated Deaths to get an estimate of the relative risk of vaxxing. We can take the VAD estimate of 1.16M and divide by the CAD estimate of about 450K deaths in the same time period, to get a ratio of 2.58, meaning that the risk of dying with the vaccine is 2.58 greater than the risk of dying with Covid.
We still have mail-in ballots, often with few or even no checks on who actually produced the votes, whether the ballots were altered after a voter marked them, whether the ballots were duplicated, counterfeited, or came from legally entitled voters. Nearly every country in the world that tried mail-in voting has terminated their experiments due to both the potential and the actual practice of fraud that such voting enables and promotes.
Things have changed greatly since Covid first became a thing in late 2019 and early 2020. While SARS had been around for many years prior, this new form took a lot of people by surprise. It provided an excuse to try a lot of new things both medical and political. On the medical side, it provided an opportunity to try an entirely new approach to rapid development of a vaccine, one that “taught” the body to produce an antigen to which the body’s own immune system would react.
Now we have Communist China that has developed techniques to turn its citizens against one another through “social credit”. It sends those who disagree with their rule to prisons, where they can be taken apart as living organ donors at the whim of the Socialist State. It deceives its citizens by rewriting history and controlling the information they are permitted to access and the news they are allowed to hear.
For many years, there has been an entirely natural process operating that has been removing a critical nutrient from the environment. If allowed to continue unabated, it could deplete this nutrient to the point where all life on earth would die. All the land areas would look like the lifeless landscapes we see in pictures of Mars or the moon, and the oceans would be without life from their surfaces to their deepest depths.