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The Curse Of The Grand Narrative

Hitlers minister of propaganda said it best when he was quoted instructing today’s democrats that, for a lie to be believed, it needed to be “big” and “repeated often.” Being liars by nature and necessity democrats, liberals and progressives have taken Herr Gobbels ideas and run with them as far and as fast as they could. The damage to individuals and our freedom over the last fifty years has been beyond comprehension.

Perhaps nowhere is this better illustrated than the now mindless acceptance of “narratives”. Narratives are nothing more than wish based fantasies given a forum. They only require public school victims, a compliant media and a healthy dose of cognitive dissonance to flourish.

Being based in fantasy a narrative requires no proof, only belief. Any belief will do so long as it is unquestioned, accepted fully, advances the liberal agenda and damages or destroys the correct parties. For example:

Narrative: The Children Must Die or Abortion is Healthcare.

On 25 February 2019, a day that will live in infamy, democrats, secure in the knowledge that the media would cover for them and knowing that a nation of public school victims probably wouldn’t know the difference anyway, voted to allow fully born children to be killed. These precious infants, who had the uncalled for temerity to survive an abortion attempt must now, democrats said resoundingly, die. The sickening excuse they offer in defense of sacrificing a child at the alter of abortion is “the mothers health.” It would seem self evident that, once born, the precious child now has no physical effect on the “mothers health.” No matter they say, abortion at any time, for any reason, must be maintained. This includes the barbaric practice of partially delivering a child then shoving a pair of scissors or other similar object into the babies brain. Democrats call this “Partial Birth” abortion. Murder would be more accurate. In the eyes of liberals, democrats and progressives (there is really no difference between them) the forty plus million babies aborted to date is a small price to pay to advance an agenda. Let that sink in then ask yourself, if these people are willing to kill babies after they have been born what else are they capable of?

Narrative: Slavery and Reparations or You Owe Me White Guy.

Today’s liberals have a unique definition of slavery. Slavery, as defined by liberals, means old white guys of over a hundred and fifty years ago. The fact that no one alive participated in that period and no one alive suffered as a slave during that period is conveniently ignored. These same self righteous liberals give modern moslems, the largest practitioners of slavery today, a free pass on their devotion to the practice. Kamala Harris’s family owned slaves. If she wants to pay on her own I say more power to her. I am a first generation American and no one in my family ever owned a slave. So I say keep your grubby, greedy hands out of my pocket.

Narrative: The Virtuous “Immigrant” or Walls Don’t Work You Racist.

Democrats want us to believe that we are a nation of immigrants. It is a compelling sound bite that carries the faint and distant echo of truth. In fact, we are a nation of citizens who have chosen to adhere to a certain set of uniquely American values. The fact that some 60% of illegal aliens are allowed receive welfare by democratic policies indicts those democrats as the underminers of America and the values it was founded upon. Liberals believe that anyone who can successfully violate our border must not only be rewarded with your money but must not even be called to account. They must even be given the vote. That explains the violent opposition to building a border wall. Walls work. In Israel, Hungry and a dozen other places walls have been tremendously effective at limiting illegal immigration. Liberals know that illegal aliens vote (illegally I must add) overwhelmingly for democrats. As their union and black power bases fade liberals see illegal aliens as the much needed replacements. It is also convenient that so many of these illegals come from socialist backgrounds making them willing to vote here for the same conditions that destroyed their home countries. For democrats its a two for one deal where only America and the hard working American taxpayer lose.

Narrative: Trump/Russia or Evil White People Stole The Election.

There is an overwhelming lack evidence that Trump ever colluded with anyone to “steal” the election. There is also overwhelming evidence that liberals in the FBI, Justice Department, IRS and dozens of highly placed democrats committed not dozens but hundreds of felonies. For the last two years Trumps opposition has created criminal timeline after criminal timeline only to have each and every one completely destroyed with actual evidence to the contrary. Democrats not only protect moslem slave traders and illegal aliens that murder Americans but criminally liable fellow democratic politicians and so called public servants. You and I are apparently expendable as long as they maintain their power and influence. As uncle Jed would say, “Ponder on that fer a spell.”

Narrative: Public Education or Public Indoctrination Centers.

Can we dispense with the so called public education system? There is little actual education effected in schools anymore. Loved by teachers unions, whole word reading was totally discredited as an effective educational approach to teaching reading skills in the 1920’s yet it remains in effect today. Liberals and teachers unions, but I repeat myself, refuse to allow students to actually learn anything outside the bounds of political correctness. Today’s teachers, themselves victims of pervasive indoctrination, now indoctrinate our children on the “virtues” of every lunatic idea and discredited principle that comes down the pike. Students cannot do basic math by hand, history is revised on a yearly basis to incorporate the latest politically correct nonsense and even something as non political as basic science is twisted and massaged to fit a left wing ideological agenda. The sad fact is that a sixth grader in the year 1900 could, intellectually (and probably physically as well), out perform most of today’s college graduates. We are now, sadly by design, a nation of public school victims. That is beyond tragic, that is an act of war.

Liberals have dozens of narratives and today, far to many people think and believe in narratives. They do so because so because it requires no thought. It takes virtually no effort and they are rewarded for doing so by similarly indoctrinated family and friends, educators, pop culture icons and the media.

Few public school victims know, or even want to know, the actual truth on a great many subjects critical to their well being. Those who want to know are seldom given the capacity to learn the truth by their so called educators. When these truth seekers step outside the bounds of political correctness they are quickly derided and abused by their tolerant liberal friends. The fact is students in school and even college, are trained to think in emotionally driven sound bites. They accept this indoctrination as normal. This is why it is so difficult to simply have a conversation with them.

It is also a convenient method of control.

Being well trained to think under such a limiting process allows you to be easily manipulated. The process is so well practiced that people seldom realize just how “smoothly” they are being manipulated. If you stop and actually process what liberals would have you believe you would soon realize that you were being carefully directed to be offended, upset and or angry as long as possible for as often as possible. They would have you in this state over things that are often manifestly untrue. The unpleasant fact is, Democrats keep their liberal base agitated to keep them from thinking. Thus the true purpose of the “narrative” is finally revealed. When we think, they lose.

Now you know how and why you are being manipulated, question is, what are you going to do about it?

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Kicking The Dog

When I write about a potential for civil war in America many scoff at the idea. Some call me a “wild eyed extremist” or “rabble rousing hate monger.” The more polite simply accuse me of misreading current events. Nothing would make me more happy than for the latter to be proven correct. The former are simply name callers who have to check their I-phones each morning to determine what the truth is today.

A small but highly vocal, and deeply entrenched in the machinery of government, media, corporate leadership and education, minority seems to have wrenched control of America from the normal, hardworking people in flyover country. Aided and abetted by traitorous “republicans” (McCain, Flake, Snow, Collins et al) and spineless college administrations, mayors and entertainment types, their march towards anarchy continues nearly unabated.

Consider the following.

A nursery in California is being prosecuted under the Clean Water Act for plowing its own land without federal permission. The Duarte Nursery is fighting a suit brought by the Obama Justice Department. The suit was the result of the Army Corps of Engineers determining that pools of water running alongside the furrows created by plowing a wheat field were “navigable waters.” The government went so far as to insist that the furrows generated by plowing were “mini-mountains” that disrupted the “ephemeral” puddles of water on the land. Astoundingly a so called judge agreed with the Corps and the Justice Department. Hoping to avoid $45 million in penalties the nursery agreed to a $1.1 million settlement. Under this definition virtually every lawn in America becomes a “navigable waterway.” Are you ready for the Army Corps of Engineers?
The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green voted to approve its recommendation that the school make tuition “free” for all black students. The resolution passed 19-10 and supposedly sends a message to university faculty, administrators and everyone else that slavery is “a debt that will never be paid.” I can’t help but wonder if the college ever bothered to teach that slavery was abolished in the US more than 150 years ago. I’m no expert but is this “tuition plan” not the definition of institutional racism? And what about those of us whose family’s immigrated here after slavery was abolished? Why must we be forced to pay taxes to fund this? What about blacks who came here willingly and were never held in slavery, do we have to pay for them as well? Are the descendants of black slave holders included with us poor white folk in having to pay for this? If not, why? Finally, just how long do these mis-educated liberal miscreants think the rest of us will stand for this?
Deep state poster boy and Clintonista hack Robert Mueller is conducting an investigation in search of a crime. He knows it, the media knows it and every democrat elected knows it. Yet from the first day of Trump’s presidency each and every one of these progressive hate mongers have been dreaming for a criminal indictment or impeachment to accomplish what they could not at the ballot box. The conduct of Robert S.(is the S for scumbag?) Mueller shows that he willing to go to any lengths to get one or the other. He has hired a progressive dream team of democratic donors/insiders or former Clinton employees to form his hit squad. All of these people hate voters like you and me and if nothing else, they will be paid millions of dollars by you and me to subvert justice and, they hope, overturn a legitimate election. This is an outright political assassination. How long will will hard working, play by the rules Americans stand for this?
It was on a Saturday night in the San Francisco Bay area at approximately 9:30PM when 60 thugs rampaged through a BART train, robbing, beating, threatening and laughing at the plight of their victims. What you don’t know but the locals do is that local media embargoed this story for 36 hours. The San Francisco Chronicle was forced to begin releasing a few details such as “at least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention” the following Monday morning. A BART spokeswoman, Alicia Trost eventually confirmed that seven robberies had been committed with victims losing a duffel bag, a purse and five cell phones. Everyone reporting on the crime spree was very careful both to minimize its size, violence and most importantly, the fact the the sixty thugs involved were all young blacks. Local media, led by The East Bay Express, has diligently worked to protect the black criminal class from law enforcement. They have been so effective that most of the BART surveillance cameras are fake. Can’t have video evidence of blacks being responsible for seventy percent of the complaints filed by BART customers while making up ten percent of BART riders now can we? Sadly black crime on BART is out of control because BART administrators, city officials and liberal racists will not stand up for ordinary working class Americans. These kinds of attacks persist not because whites are racist but because the criminals feel absolutely safe on BART. When will it become fashionable in liberal circles to simply equally enforce the law regardless of skin color? How much longer before one of these flash mobs is met with armed resistance?
Then there are the liberal support groups. Ever heard of the Brady Campaign? In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was murdered by James Holmes. At the urging of the Brady Campaign, whose lawyers had to have known better, her mother Sandy Phillips, sued the store that sold the gun to the loser Holmes. I won’t claim to understand the pain of losing a child but I will call you out for departing from reason. Mrs. Phillips and her husband sold their home and belongings in Texas to attend Holmes’s trial in Colorado, after which they traveled around the country in a camper to preach the virtues of gun control. The financial consequences for Phillips and her husband, by acting on the Brady Campaign’s advice were dire. Not only was the case dismissed but the judge, correctly, ordered them to pay Lucky Gunner’s $200,000 plus legal fees. One can wonder if the Brady Campaign was hoping for a stroke of legal lightening in their favor. Or were they hoping to create a martyr for the cause. After all, martyrs make great fundraisers and in 2014-15 the Brady Campaign took in $25 million. Why don’t they pay Phillip’s judgment for her? In any case the Brady Campaign is the winner, they get the cash and the ability to infuse additional anger towards people like you and me into their base. Even so, one wonders just when people will get tired of being used, or in this case sacrificed, as political props.
Sometimes our wounds are self inflicted. The liberal, progressive democrats then take full advantage of our stupidity. Some two hundred former IRS employees have been rehired by the Kenyans holdovers (why are there any holdovers at this abusive agency?) at the IRS. These are those who illegally accessed private taxpayer information for political purposes, participated in the harassment of TEA Party groups seeking tax exempt status and generally failed to perform their duties. Trump, in a massive failure, has allowed the Kenyans IRS to remain intact. It will continue to be used against you and me as well as anyone deemed to be in support of the Trump administration. Once leaked, your information will never again be private and the liberals will target you mercilessly. This was painfully easy to see and even easier to prevent. Why it was missed boggles the mind. I mean, did we not fight a war over unfair treatment concerning taxation once before?
Finally there are the carefully orchestrated events like Charlotte. How long will ordinary Americans tolerate well paid, out of state rabble-rousers like antifa and blm manufacturing hate and discontent in their cities and towns? Which one of these staged riots will be the one to spin out of control because cowardly, politically correct police chiefs refuse to maintain public order? In that failure how emboldened will the paid criminal elements and their fellow travelers become? What limits, if any, will they place on their outrageous acts of domestic terror? Finally, what happens when good and decent citizens, tired of the unrelenting evil being foisted upon them, decide to act in their justified self defense?
Ordinary, law abiding, hard working, tax paying, play by the rules Americans are under near constant assault from all sides. We are regularly abused by the media, the education establishment, activist judges, extortionist politicians, politically correct social justice warriors, militant homersexual tyrants, elitist corporate CEO’s, ambulance chasing lawyers and vapid hollywood types who know only that they are famous and we peons should defer to them without question.
How long will Americans tolerate moslem no go zones in their country? How long will Americans allow businesses like Craft Draft 2 Go to be sacrificed on the alter of political correctness? How long will Americans tolerate mentally ill men demanding the right to impose themselves into women’s restrooms? How long will Americans tolerate being forced to reward illegal aliens with billions of tax dollars? How long will Americans tolerate a fake news media intent on fanning the flames of hate, made up victim-hood and the normalization of perversion? Finally, how long will Americans tolerate having their lives run by trained seal social justice warriors?
My grandpa, a country boy who fought in WWII, used to say that you get the first kick at the dog for free. After that he warned, you take your chances that the dog will bite back. How long I wonder before the majority of Americans decide to “bite” back?
I hope it never comes to that. I hope it never comes to a civil war. I hope that cooler heads will prevail. I pray daily that reason will again appear in everyone’s words and deeds. All I know though is that there are an awful lot of people out there intent on kicking us again and again and again and again…..

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Perspective and Context

Finally, tax season is over! The feeling of relief surging through me is difficult to explain but as real as it gets. I can now devote more of my time to writing about things that, to me at least, matter.

After sixteen years doing taxes for the largest retail tax preparation company around you learn how to listen to people instead of just hearing people talk. I’m certain my listening skills were further developed during my stint as an armed security officer. As one of my Chief Petty Officers in the Navy used to say, “The best weapon/tool you will ever employ is between your ears.” He was so right it is scary. People will nearly always tell you exactly what they want or what their issue is if you know how to listen. Take the “mainstream” media for example.

To an objective observer it is painfully clear nearly every source of news pushes its ideological perspective. Little or no context or perspective is included in the “news” today. News without perspective and context is not news, it is simple propaganda. Nearly all news today fits that description. For the record I exclude those purveyors of news/opinion who clearly identify themselves as such, (Me, Rush, The Blaze and even one of my long time favorites, Paul Harvey.) The organization/person who clearly identifies his ideology may also provide news but the reader/listener/viewer can evaluate such news through the filter of the presenters known bias. Those who present ideology as unbiased news or fact and deny doing so (ABC, NBC, CBS, N.Y. Times, Time, Moveon, Salon etc) are simple propagandists and should be clearly labeled as such.

Black Lives Matters is a prime example of an ideology desperate to avoid perspective or context. Does anyone really believe todays average inner city dwelling black man with his government sponsored apartment, ability to travel at will, generous EBT card, free health care, $200 Air Jordans, cable fed 42inch flatscreen tv, $600 Iphone booming out the latest in rap music and free legal counsel is worse off than he would have been as a slave a 160 plus years ago? These “poor” black men risk being killed by their black brothers at a rate orders of magnitude higher than they would have been exposed to as a slave. But, but I hear the peanut gallery exploding, slavery is evil and wrong. Indeed it is and no sane person would argue otherwise but there are some basic facts, perspective if you will, that BLM and their endorsers either do not or will not accept.

At slavery’s height only 1.6% (interestingly that is also the same percentage of Americans that identify as homersexual, I wonder if there is a correlation) of southerners owned a slave. The fact is that outside of plantation life few southerners had any direct experience with slavery. Does that make the evil of slavery any less then? Of course not but it does provide a level of context concerning slavery that undermines BLM’s very existence. But, but the peanut gallery gasps, what about racism? Just because you didn’t own a slave doesn’t mean you weren’t racist. That is true as far as it goes but honestly, it doesn’t go very far. How then do the BLM race baiters explain the thousands of publicly known Abolitionists (and thousands more who remained hidden from public view) in the south that worked diligently and bravely to end slavery? There were certainly many men of wealth who chose not to own slaves. Were these folks racist also?

But, but the peanut gallery explodes, wasn’t the worth of a black man set as three-quarters of a man? To believe that one must remain ignorant of history and avoid factual context at all costs. The three-quarters number was a method devised for the purposes of limiting the number of House Members in congress from the southern states. If slaves had been counted individually the north would have been, politically speaking, outvoted regularly by the southern states. The three-quarters “rule” was a simple math solution to balance political power. It was never engendered as an actual measure of worth. That was a lie told in the Gobbels tradition, long and loud.

But, but the peanut gallery interjects passionately, that was then, this is now! BLM claims that even today blacks are routinely executed by police. While it is not difficult to argue with someone so comfortable in their delusion that reality takes a back seat it does sometimes get tiresome. I wonder sometimes if such people have just decided to be stupid longer than I can be reasonable, thus “winning” by default. Still, according to the Justice Department cops kill nearly twice as many whites as blacks every year. I guess the police have not gotten the memo about killing the “wrong” color people.

But, but, the peanut gallery whispers sincerely, seemingly desperate to prove some point, any point, no matter how small, of their ideology correct. Blacks are routinely given more traffic tickets than whites. That “proves” racism by law enforcement. Well, its true there are stupid people in every group but I believe law enforcement weeds them out faster than most. Still, perspective blows this “tragedy” into the overflowing dust bin of stupid liberal ideas. According to a study commissioned by the New Jersey Attorney General and later leaked to The New York Times, blacks make up 16% of the drivers on the Jersey Turnpike but 25% of the speeders in the 65-mph zones. In the study a speed camera was set up. The sole purpose of the camera was to photograph cars passing it recording both the driver and the vehicles speed. The number of blacks photographed speeding was nearly identical, as a percentage, to the number of tickets issued to black speeders. To your average BLM type this proves only that speed cameras are racist.

The keystone in the destruction of context and perspective is the overriding and fiercely burning desire of liberals and progressives to erase history and replace it with their preferred narrative. Few examples better illustrate this than the flap over the Confederate flag. The Confederate Battle flag, popularly known as the stars and bars, was never the official flag of the confederacy. The simple fact is that the “national” flag adopted by the southern states looked so much like the American flag that soldiers on both sides suffered serious confusion under the stress of battle. The confederacy adopted the stars and bars as a battle flag to eliminate that confusion. A symbol of racism? In a tertiary sense perhaps but to the student of history and the vast majority of the confederate army it was just a symbol of states rights.

Even so, it is not just ideologies or symbols that must be deprived of context and perspective. People too must be sterilized, sanitized or even eliminated from history. Such a fate has befallen one of my earliest heros. His name was Milton Friedman and he won a Noble Prize in Economics. Precious few “college” students even know his name. Those who dare bring him up as a defender of capitalism routinely hear him being derided as the crazy old uncle every family has. Nothing could be farther from the truth. His brilliant and simply explained destruction of every tenant held dear by liberals, progressives, communists, socialists and social justice warriors made him the all time public enemy number one. To understand just how potent a threat he was to the aforementioned busybodies you should watch him on Youtube. Prepare to be amazed.

Today Ivy League and city colleges are filled to the brim with well-indoctrinated perspective and context free automatons given the tragically inappropriate name of student. This is a generation that has accomplished nothing more than the perfection of narcissism, self-absorption, mindless entertainment and the abandonment of virtually everything that made America the greatest country in the history of the planet. This generation is so devoid of actual accomplishment that they must make up tragedies to overcome. Micro aggressions, mansplaining or safe spaces anyone? On some level I believe these purveyors of social justice sense the destruction they have wrought. I believe this explains their passion and devotion to their frankly insane ideologies. They seek, on some level, to absolve their guilty consciences by riding their white horses to the rescue of, insert your favorite grievance here.

To these thin skinned heros of the revolution context and perspective are dreadful impediments that must be overcome, banned and discredited. No safe space can harbor intellectually honest perspective and context. The twin evils of perspective and context require thought and after all, thinking today is a lot harder than it should be. Thus it must be this way because perspective and context destroys the current popular narrative. Whether it’s the war on women, religious freedom, global warming, terrorism, gay rights, the cult of islam, gun control, equal pay for women, transgender equality, Planned Parenthoods mythical mammograms or the neighborhood pedophiles right to use the bathroom/shower of his choice, perspective and context must eliminated.

As one of the leaders of their revolution Hillary Clinton once said, “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” Glad we got that straight.

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