The Rush to Destroy

 

Most people need to make sense of things. I’m no different. You may call me anything you like, including conspiracy theorist (and I mean that in the technical definition of the term rather than the politicized version), because that’s what I’m going to be writing about in this post: my conspiracy theory. I’ll keep it bullet-point-ish. This is just the tip of the iceberg too … I could go into the agenda of indoctrination in the schools; the fluidity of gender labels and the resulting uncertainty, confusion, and chaos; and the demonizing of half the American population for having their own opinions about what’s real. But I’m writing this on September 12 and I’m drained, so I’ll keep this one pithy.[1] Maybe.

The elites have demonstrated that they really are delusional. They really do believe the crap they dish out from their vat of ivy league Marxist ideologies accumulated and affirmed by other members of their Mutual Admiration Club who all live in the same bubble. (As an aside, I was taken aback by the analysis of George W. Bush’s speech Saturday, and I realized I may have missed the moment when he too moved into the bubble. I always liked him, so I’m a little sad.)

Anyway, getting back to our friends, the “elites,” with no capital E.

The greatest hope of the elites is to become players in the Global Community, a term they have coined to underscore their self-images of superiority over the American people (because we are the peasants and only one part of the global community), which means that if they don’t branch out, they’ll miss out on more and more and MORE power. (Envision elites drooling down the front of their expensive tailored suit jackets).

The problem for the current elites is that the United States has been too powerful, and the other global leaders want the US to step down off its higher horse before they consider any of our feckless elitist leaders for seats in the top-dog chairs alongside them, running the coming New World Order.

So, the elites, tasting the pleasure of wielding power in our own country, have sold their souls in trade for bringing down and turning over the reins of our beloved land to the collective of feckless elites in the EU, all who have already sold out to China and Russia. Our part of that whole deal was to sell out to the Taliban, the future enforcers of compliance. Which we have done, nearly overnight.

The problem for these idiots who think they’re more in touch with reality than those of us who actually are … is that we are.  And we remember things … like our history.  As I said before, freedom is in our DNA. It was put there by our brilliant founding fathers. And there are those of us Americans who are willing to oppose the elite. We can run for office and win, and we will, turning back the clock on their efforts to tear this country down at every turn. There are also those of us willing to get out and protest the tyrannical decisions of the puppet in chief. And they are stepping up.

And then there’s Trump, who scares the heck out of the elite because he loves this country, and the people who love this country want a leader who, like them, also loves this country. The elites, on the other hand, hate this country because it gets in the way of the little Jen Psaki’s of the world from taking their seats behind big fat gold-leaf-accented desks in the palace of those in charge of running the New World Order.

So, this means they have to destroy the load-bearing structures of the United States … destroy as many as possible, before the next election because … well, you understand … they could lose their coveted power positions in the New World Order. And oh no, what would they do then? How else could they go on committing acts of evil in service to the devil? Hence the rush to destroy and render our country as hapless and vulnerable as possible, as soon as possible.

To demonstrate what I’m talking about, here are some of the things the elites have accomplished so far:

  1. Made us a low and nearly-no-borders country, leaving us vulnerable to invasion
    • Example: Stopped construction of the wall, and revoked an expansion of immigration enforcement while extending a deferral of deportations for Liberians who need safe haven in the US.
    • Example: Modified the scope of census takers to include non-citizens.
    • Example: Reversed Trump’s travel ban for Muslim countries, countries known for training, harboring, and deploying terrorist actors.
  2. Removed national security safeguards beyond the borders
    • Like it or not, we have to “move the wire” to protect our country, which translates into having troops on the ground in countries across the world where they can stop attacks at the origin rather than risk attacks on our own soil.
    • Example: The debacle of the Administration’s ineptly executed Afghanistan withdrawal has brought us into a more vulnerable state than ever before. Here’s why I think “than ever before.” With time comes know-how and advances in technology … and when you leave a freakin’ entire military base behind, fully stocked with everything an enemy combatant force might need … well, it’s just hard to believe these super-smart elitists suffered from a “simple” oversight.
  3. Got us back into bad deals with the global community
    • Corruption, corruption, corruption. Just look at poor Hunter Biden … he learned it from his dad. And I’m serious when I say “poor” Hunter … he is the way he is because of his dad, an indifferent and callous man who uses stories about losing his son Beau to make us believe he has compassion, even as he has obviously ignored Hunter’s issues for years.
    • Example: WHO – cronyism central at the New World Order level. No, I have no proof, but I do know human nature.
    • Example: Paris Climate Accord – a bloated over-marketed ploy to justify collecting and hoarding financial resources while dictating economy-choking restrictions on the populous. The climate change believers want to completely eliminate our capacity for productivity, commerce, and growth as a country with a healthy economy where people make their own choices about how to steward our beautiful environment.
  4.  Turned up the brainwashing to divide and control the populous
    • Example: Mandated mask-wearing. Since masks apparently don’t work, and they know it, this is really a test of our naïve malleability as a populous. They need to know how far they can push us without us pushing back before they pull out the big guns.
    • Example: Mandated vaccinations without regard to the large percentage of citizens who have acquired immunity, religious, and/or health exemptions … exceptions for, of course, members of Congress and certain union organizations.
  5. Committed abuse of power; gaslighting the populous while undermining and, in some cases, violating the Constitution
    • The elites are pursuing potentially unconstitutional actions under the guise of serving a more righteous good than freedom and equality as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution … which is almost impossible.
    • Example: Extended the eviction moratorium, which is, in effect, an illegal seizure of private property without due process, and forbidden under the Constitution.
    • Example: Preserved DACA, an already illegal program instituted by Obama’s executive order despite Obama’s admission that he didn’t have the authority to do it.
  6. Initiated an effort to create a culture of dependency on government handouts
    • The administration is quickly trying to buy us off (I guess they think it will work with us since it works with them), eliminating the need for personal responsibility in trade for offering a nanny state of the Mommy Dearest ilk. What message does this send to young people? That they don’t have to be accountable for the choices they make? I think so. This leads to a creative and industrial lethargy of the populace, and allows the government to get further into our personal business.
    • Example: Paused student loans, both erasing basic financial responsibilities that should be upheld to maintain the financial integrity of the system, and undermining the sanctity of contract obligations between banks and private citizens.
    • Example: Canceled student loan debt for more than 300,000 Americans with severe disabilities, and almost $56 million in student debt for students of for-profit schools (private schools).
    • Example: Extended unemployment benefits far beyond the time when the economy had returned to sufficient health to support re-employment, in effect conditioning people to the idea of not working and instead living off the government dole.
  7. Trashed the economy to weaken the country and make us more dependent on the global community
    • Example: Canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have furthered our status as energy independent (which makes us MUCH stronger as a country), and provided a bunch of new jobs. It would have made us more independent of the global community; a no-no for the elitists.
    • Example: Contributed massive amounts of debt to the deficit through passage of the COVID-19 stimulus packages, triggering a rapid increase in inflation.
    • Example: Increased the minimum wage for thousands of federal contractors to $15 an hour, to be paid by the taxpayers.
    • Example: (also impacting #6) Extended unemployment benefits far beyond the time when the economy had returned to sufficient health to support re-employment, in effect creating a staff shortage that slowed down national production, shut down services, and triggered rapid inflation.
  8. Supported Efforts to Rewrite and Obfuscate History to Fit the Agenda
    • Example: Rescinded the 1776 Commission, which was cast as an attempt by Trump to “rewrite history.” Talk about gaslighting … who’s trying to rewrite history, huh?
    • Example: The 1619 Project and all of that with some kind of Nobel Prize and tenured position for the author despite lacking credentials … a major league gaslighting effort. Tactic: tell the lie and then legitimize it with accolades and awards.

We have a big problem, people. And we need to figure out how to create a more level playing field to combat this assault before it’s too late. Considering the speed with which the Biden administration has damaged and destroyed many of the core fundamentals and safeguards for a free people’s country, I don’t think we can pursue business as usual. They don’t play by the rules. We need to anticipate their moves and make some preemptive strikes that slow, and if possible, stop their progress.

And it all has to be done with a pristine attention to our rule of law and a relentless drive and determination to save our country.

[1] I grabbed some of the examples from different sources on the fly, so if you have any others that fit into the categories I’ve defined, please make a comment.

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  1. Rodin Member
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    God-LovingWoman: As an aside, I was taken aback by the analysis of George W. Bush’s speech yesterday, and I realized I may have missed the moment when he too moved into the bubble. I always liked him, so I’m a little sad.

    The Bush family was a globalist family. They certainly didn’t like President Trump stomping on Jeb. So they are not in love with Trump voters and, to a degree, understandably so. But for Bush to give cover to the “insurrection” hoax and “Trump supporters are domestic terrorists morally equivalent to jihadis” is reprehensible. A spokesperson tried to walk it part way back by saying the President Bush was not just focusing on January 6 but a broader swath of domestic terrorism that might include Antifa (although not named), but didn’t deny that the January 6 rioters were in the frame with jihadis.

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  2. David Foster Member
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    “So, this means they have to destroy the load bearing structures of United States”…well-phrased!

     

     

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  3. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    @GodLovingWoman

    Rodin (View Comment):
    A spokesperson tried to walk it part way back by saying the President Bush was not just focusing on January 6 but a broader swath of domestic terrorism that might include Antifa (although not named), but didn’t deny that the January 6 rioters were in the frame with jihadis

    I didnt know that about the Bush family. Maybe I should have known but I was doing 60 hour weeks back when he was President, living in my own bubble. I have a lot of learning to do. Still disappointing. I feel that his lack of clarity in his remarks left too much room for divisive interpretation, and that’s irresponsible. I don’t care how he or anyone else feels about Trump as a person. His policies were for and not against America. The establishment folks … I just don’t get them. 

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  4. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    “So, this means they have to destroy the load bearing structures of United States”…well-phrased!

     

     

    Thanks! I also see the typo!!!

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  5. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    The the theme song for the elites is Imagine by John Lennon.  Study the lyrics.   It is the Communist Manifesto with a catchy tune.

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today… Aha-ah…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion, too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace… You…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world… You…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

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  6. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
    @GodLovingWoman

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    The the theme song for the elites is Imagine by John Lennon. Study the lyrics. It is the Communist Manifesto with a catchy tune.

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today… Aha-ah…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion, too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace… You…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world… You…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    I will never play this song on the piano again. 

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  7. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    What a thoughtful and excellently presented summary of the current political state of affairs.

    Yesterday, I caught a snippet of “Democracy Now!” when I tuned in to our local PBS station an hour too soon.

    The short segment I watched left me in head banging mode.

    The Left is being carefully taught “the truth” regarding what bullies we were in Afghanistan, about how not once did any American official or general or soldier stationed there bother to think about what their culture was about.

    Not a word about the reality of the Taliban seizing 90 billion dollars worth of our firepower, due to the inept manner in which we withdrew from that nation.

    Not a word about the common practice of older tribal statesmen inflicting themselves sexually on young boys.

    Not a word about what will happen to liberated and semi-liberated women in that society, now that religious militants are running the country.

    I haven’t been as depressed over Leftist lies since a year ago, when a woman running a local business decided that Good Ol’ Maskless Me should be instructed about the virtues of wearing a mask.

    And she attempted this not thru any concern about the spread of COVID, but strictly from the new viewpoint of how wearing a mask would open my soul up to the spiritual reality the Enlightened Women of nations from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan experience when they wrap their faces up inside veils.

    “This experience, Carol,  allows a woman to blossom in the Eternal, because it forces women to focus on the eyes, and all of us  need to realize the eyes are the path to the soul.”

    About six months later I found out she had been let go from her job, due to her increasing craziness. But had the Left not been hellbent on being illogical, perhaps she might never have gone down that path.

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  8. Steven Seward Member
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    @StevenSeward

    Rodin (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: As an aside, I was taken aback by the analysis of George W. Bush’s speech yesterday, and I realized I may have missed the moment when he too moved into the bubble. I always liked him, so I’m a little sad.

    The Bush family was a globalist family. They certainly didn’t like President Trump stomping on Jeb. So they are not in love with Trump voters and, to a degree, understandably so. But for Bush to give cover to the “insurrection” hoax and “Trump supporters are domestic terrorists morally equivalent to jihadis” is reprehensible. A spokesperson tried to walk it part way back by saying the President Bush was not just focusing on January 6 but a broader swath of domestic terrorism that might include Antifa (although not named), but didn’t deny that the January 6 rioters were in the frame with jihadis.

    I am curious about what Bush said.  Somebody on Ricochet posted a short clip that was supposedly the “money quote” but to me it was a big nothingburger.  Do you have the quote or a transcript?

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  9. Rodin Member
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    @Rodin

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: As an aside, I was taken aback by the analysis of George W. Bush’s speech yesterday, and I realized I may have missed the moment when he too moved into the bubble. I always liked him, so I’m a little sad.

    The Bush family was a globalist family. They certainly didn’t like President Trump stomping on Jeb. So they are not in love with Trump voters and, to a degree, understandably so. But for Bush to give cover to the “insurrection” hoax and “Trump supporters are domestic terrorists morally equivalent to jihadis” is reprehensible. A spokesperson tried to walk it part way back by saying the President Bush was not just focusing on January 6 but a broader swath of domestic terrorism that might include Antifa (although not named), but didn’t deny that the January 6 rioters were in the frame with jihadis.

    I am curious about what Bush said. Somebody on Ricochet posted a short clip that was supposedly the “money quote” but to me it was a big nothingburger. Do you have the quote or a transcript?

    Here is the text of the entire speech: https://www.bushcenter.org/about-the-center/newsroom/press-releases/2021/09/remarks-president-bush-shanksville-9-11.html

     

    The reference to domestic terrorists is —

    And we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.

    This description could well fit Antifa and the monument topplers. It could fit some unidentified white supremecist group that takes unprovoked violent action solely based on racial/ethnic characteristics. (I am as yet unpersuaded that Oath Keepers and Proud Boys are such groups notwithstanding the DOJ characterizations in the wake of January 6.  FBI provocateurs have been inserted in these groups with little effect.) That the Bush spokesperson declined to clarify that the persons who came to the January 6 rally and got sucked into the Capitol are not domestic terrorists is disappointing. 

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  10. Steven Seward Member
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    @StevenSeward

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: As an aside, I was taken aback by the analysis of George W. Bush’s speech yesterday, and I realized I may have missed the moment when he too moved into the bubble. I always liked him, so I’m a little sad.

    The Bush family was a globalist family. They certainly didn’t like President Trump stomping on Jeb. So they are not in love with Trump voters and, to a degree, understandably so. But for Bush to give cover to the “insurrection” hoax and “Trump supporters are domestic terrorists morally equivalent to jihadis” is reprehensible. A spokesperson tried to walk it part way back by saying the President Bush was not just focusing on January 6 but a broader swath of domestic terrorism that might include Antifa (although not named), but didn’t deny that the January 6 rioters were in the frame with jihadis.

    I am curious about what Bush said. Somebody on Ricochet posted a short clip that was supposedly the “money quote” but to me it was a big nothingburger. Do you have the quote or a transcript?

    Here is the text of the entire speech: https://www.bushcenter.org/about-the-center/newsroom/press-releases/2021/09/remarks-president-bush-shanksville-9-11.html

     

    The reference to domestic terrorists is —

    And we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.

    This description could well fit Antifa and the monument topplers. It could fit some unidentified white supremecist group that takes unprovoked violent action solely based on racial/ethnic characteristics. (I am as yet unpersuaded that Oath Keepers and Proud Boys are such groups notwithstanding the DOJ characterizations in the wake of January 6. FBI provocateurs have been inserted in these groups with little effect.) That the Bush spokesperson declined to clarify that the persons who came to the January 6 rally and got sucked into the Capitol are not domestic terrorists is disappointing.

    Thanks so much for that clarification!  That is in fact the exact quote I saw before and I still don’t see what people find so abhorrent in it.  Bush is merely saying that violence is bad if it comes from foreigners or from domestics, and we need to confront them.  I see no mention of January 6th ‘insurrectionists” or Trump supporters at all.  I’m not sure why people are reading that into his comments.   His only even vaguely  specific reference is to people who “defile national symbols,” which would clearly refer to groups like BLM or Antifa, or Islamic terrorists.

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  11. Rodin Member
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    @Rodin

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

     

    I see no mention of January 6th ‘insurrectionists” or Trump supporters at all. I’m not sure why people are reading that into his comments. His only even vaguely specific reference is to people who “defile national symbols,” which would clearly refer to groups like BLM or Antifa, or Islamic terrorists.

    Probably their interpretation is influenced by Bush statements back in January (https://www.bushcenter.org/about-the-center/newsroom/press-releases/2021/statement-by-president-george-w-bush-on-insurrection-at-the-capitol.html) that endorsed the insurrection narrative. 

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  12. Steven Seward Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

     

    I see no mention of January 6th ‘insurrectionists” or Trump supporters at all. I’m not sure why people are reading that into his comments. His only even vaguely specific reference is to people who “defile national symbols,” which would clearly refer to groups like BLM or Antifa, or Islamic terrorists.

    Probably their interpretation is influenced by Bush statements back in January (https://www.bushcenter.org/about-the-center/newsroom/press-releases/2021/statement-by-president-george-w-bush-on-insurrection-at-the-capitol.html) that endorsed the insurrection narrative.

    Thanks again for following up, but that statement looks to be pretty boilerplate to me.  That statement could have been made by any former President in my lifetime and I would  not have known the difference.  Granted, he did use the word “insurrection.”  But he was not actually calling it an insurrection, he was warning against the dangers of insurrection.  This statement was also made on the same day as the riot and cautiously mentions no details or specifics at all.  It seems reasonable to me.  It does not compare at all to the statements made by our own Ricochet editor on that same day who came to rash conclusions.

     

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  13. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Steven Seward (View Comment):
    that statement looks to be pretty boilerplate to me.

    I think the word you were looking for was “anodyne”. “Boilerplate” is what it was and reflects acceptance of whatever the dominant narrative of the moment is. The default GOPe position on January 6 was anti-Trump, “let’s turn the page”. and “just move on”. So they saw themselves as the target of the Trump rally, which in fact — given their stance — they were. The protesters saw real problems with the election tallies and felt that the Democrats and GOPe were engaged in an anti-constitutional coup. They saw themselves not as defying the constitution, but enforcing it. They saw themselves as resistance to the final stages of an unlawful coup that had been underway since 2017. The DNCMSM painted the protestors as traitors. How many times over the past few years had the Democrats been doing precisely what they accuse anyone else of doing?

    This is the context for President Bush’s remarks and its reception in certain parts of the electorate. If you perceive the constitution being overrun by the DNCMSM and GOPe, then President Bush’s characterization of protesters actions as unconstitutional seems a little rich. His statements are correct, if and only if, the motives of the January 6 rioters were to undermine the constitution rather than uphold it against usurpers.

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  14. Steven Seward Member
    Steven Seward
    @StevenSeward

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):
    that statement looks to be pretty boilerplate to me.

    I think the word you were looking for was “anodyne”. “Boilerplate” is what it was and reflects acceptance of whatever the dominant narrative of the moment is. The default GOPe position on January 6 was anti-Trump, “let’s turn the page”. and “just move on”. So they saw themselves as the target of the Trump rally, which in fact — given their stance — they were. The protesters saw real problems with the election tallies and felt that the Democrats and GOPe were engaged in an anti-constitutional coup. They saw themselves not as defying the constitution, but enforcing it. They saw themselves as resistance to the final stages of an unlawful coup that had been underway since 2017. The DNCMSM painted the protestors as traitors. How many times over the past few years had the Democrats been doing precisely what they accuse anyone else of doing?

    This is the context for President Bush’s remarks and its reception in certain parts of the electorate. If you perceive the constitution being overrun by the DNCMSM and GOPe, then President Bush’s characterization of protesters actions as unconstitutional seems a little rich. His statements are correct, if and only if, the motives of the January 6 rioters were to undermine the constitution rather than uphold it against usurpers.

    Anodyne describes it as well.  It was one of those carefully worded statements using broad generalities with the intent to just show people that “he is concerned,” while being careful not to offend anyone (which is not a bad idea if you  don’t really know what is going on yet).

    I’d like to reply to your other comments, but I  don’t know what GOPe means (I’ve been seeing that acronym lately) and what is DNCMSM?

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  15. Stina Member
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    @CM

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    I’d like to reply to your other comments, but I  don’t know what GOPe means (I’ve been seeing that acronym lately) and what is DNCMSM?

    The Mainstream media and DNC are one and the same. The question is really which one is the dog and which is the tail.

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  16. David Foster Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    I’d like to reply to your other comments, but I don’t know what GOPe means (I’ve been seeing that acronym lately) and what is DNCMSM?

    The Mainstream media and DNC are one and the same. The question is really which one is the dog and which is the tail.

    During the era of the Holy Roman Empire, there was a set of nobles who were designated as the Electors.  They, and only they, got to choose who the next Emperor would be.

    I think the major media (including social media)…and the Ivy League academics see themselves today as the Electors…they don’t necessarily precisely *choose* the political officeholders, but they see themselves as choosing who the acceptable candidates are. 

    See the role of the Communications Department in this novel.

     

     

     

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  17. Stina Member
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    @CM

    David Foster (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    I’d like to reply to your other comments, but I don’t know what GOPe means (I’ve been seeing that acronym lately) and what is DNCMSM?

    The Mainstream media and DNC are one and the same. The question is really which one is the dog and which is the tail.

    During the era of the Holy Roman Empire, there was a set of nobles who were designated as the Electors. They, and only they, got to choose who the next Emperor would be.

    I think the major media (including social media)…and the Ivy League academics see themselves today as the Electors…they don’t necessarily precisely *choose* the political officeholders, but they see themselves as choosing who the acceptable candidates are.

    See the role of the Communications Department in this novel.

     

     

     

    I actually would not be surprised if they ARE the actual electors.

    Prior to the 2020 election, it was announced who the only reputable news sources were who could “declare a winner”. But the media has no constitutional authority to declare winners. They only can “report” on who is currently leading in states and declare “projected” winners. The win isn’t finalized until the state electors send in their slate to Congress.

    But that’s not how we have run elections for a long time. The media has been allowed to declare victors. This is why Hillary thinks conceding was such a bad idea. Anything could have happened between election night and congress opening ballots. The media is not who chooses the winners. And this last election cycle seriously shows how much power we have given the media to determine who wins elections.

    I called them “king makers” after Obama. Trump threw it in their face. They reasserted more control in 2020.

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  18. Rodin Member
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    @Rodin

    Steven Seward (View Comment):
    I  don’t know what GOPe means

    It stands for the GOP establishment — the party big donors, professional party operatives, and politicians who live by the brand with flexible stances on policies to limit opposition rather than gain supporters.

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  19. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
    @GodLovingWoman

    @rodin

    @stevenseward

    @cm

    @davidfoster

    It’s been so long since I’ve witnessed people engaging in civil discourse, I almost didn’t recognize it. Well done. I’ve learned several things here, which demonstrates why civil discourse and free speech are critical to our survival as a free people.

     

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  20. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    What a thoughtful and excellently presented summary of the current political state of affairs.

    Yesterday, I caught a snippet of “Democracy Now!” when I tuned in to our local PBS station an hour too soon.

    The short segment I watched left me in head banging mode.

    The Left is being carefully taught “the truth” regarding what bullies we were in Afghanistan, about how not once did any American official or general or soldier stationed there bother to think about what their culture was about.

    Not a word about the reality of the Taliban seizing 90 billion dollars worth of our firepower, due to the inept manner in which we withdrew from that nation.

    Not a word about the common practice of older tribal statesmen inflicting themselves sexually on young boys.

    Not a word about what will happen to liberated and semi-liberated women in that society, now that religious militants are running the country.

    I haven’t been as depressed over Leftist lies since a year ago, when a woman running a local business decided that Good Ol’ Maskless Me should be instructed about the virtues of wearing a mask.

    And she attempted this not thru any concern about the spread of COVID, but strictly from the new viewpoint of how wearing a mask would open my soul up to the spiritual reality the Enlightened Women of nations from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan experience when they wrap their faces up inside veils.

    “This experience, Carol, allows a woman to blossom in the Eternal, because it forces women to focus on the eyes, and all of us need to realize the eyes are the path to the soul.”

    About six months later I found out she had been let go from her job, due to her increasing craziness. But had the Left not been hellbent on being illogical, perhaps she might never have gone down that path.

    ####

    Thank you Carol Joy. I’m sorry you went through that. Some people go to strange places looking for their sense of purpose. 

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  21. Bob Thompson Member
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    @BobThompson

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

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  22. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago. 

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  23. Bob Thompson Member
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    @BobThompson

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago.

    That is the answer. Biden and Democrats do not support individual freedom and personal choice. They do fall into different voting groups, Communists, thieves, and those who just don’t understand what they are supporting.

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  24. Buckpasser Member
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    People on the left such as joebidenstan do not like Americans.  That’s all there is to it.

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  25. Steven Seward Member
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago.

    That’s pretty insightful on the left’s view of Trump as the “boogey man” and Newsom’s throes of desperation.

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  26. Steven Seward Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):
    I don’t know what GOPe means

    It stands for the GOP establishment — the party big donors, professional party operatives, and politicians who live by the brand with flexible stances on policies to limit opposition rather than gain supporters.

    Thanks, now what is DNCMSM?

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  27. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):
    I don’t know what GOPe means

    It stands for the GOP establishment — the party big donors, professional party operatives, and politicians who live by the brand with flexible stances on policies to limit opposition rather than gain supporters.

    Thanks, now what is DNCMSM?

    I think it’s Democrat National Committee Main Stream Media … but that’s just my guess.

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  28. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
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    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago.

    That’s pretty insightful on the left’s view of Trump as the “boogey man” and Newsom’s throes of desperation.

    Thanks … I have been watching California State dynamics and its ravenous run toward the shiny objects of cronyism for years.

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  29. Bob Thompson Member
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    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago.

    That’s pretty insightful on the left’s view of Trump as the “boogey man” and Newsom’s throes of desperation.

    Trump, as POTUS, recognized states as the proper level to deal with health related issues stemming from Covid. As governor, Newsome introduced all sorts of mandates and lockdowns unnecessarily disrupting all of California socially and economically that, along with numerous other acts as governor, resulted in his recall. That he resorts to blaming it all on Trump is enlightening, to say the least.

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  30. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I am noticing an increase in Leftists’ reference to Trump, MAGA, and Trumpism in their attacks on Republicans and Republican candidates. I’m seeing this nationwide, in the California recall of Newsome campaign and specifically against DeSantis. Noem, and Abbott. Is this the Democrat Party attempt to fortify Biden’s false claim in the vaccination mandate that it is not about freedom or personal choice?

    I find this really amazing that everything is about Trump again.

    I think they go to Trump because he still holds residual value as the Lefts bad guy, and they still don’t offer sound arguments justifying their positions. It’s quicker and less work to use Trump to scare people rather than take a stand on the merits of their position. Look at Newsom … he uses walls of words to wear people out, gets pissed when challenged, and throws out hysterical doomsday scenarios with sprinklings of the word “Trump” when cornered. He’s an empty suit surrounded by intimidated sycophants, and drunk on power. He’s also dumber than a bag of hammers. He ruined SF and has very nearly destroyed California. Why people didn’t see that before electing him is beyond me. But then reason and track records and true leadership for the benefit of the people left Ca. years ago.

    That’s pretty insightful on the left’s view of Trump as the “boogey man” and Newsom’s throes of desperation.

    Trump, as POTUS, recognized states as the proper level to deal with health related issues stemming from Covid. As governor, Newsome introduced all sorts of mandates and lockdowns unnecessarily disrupting all of California socially and economically that, along with numerous other acts as governor, resulted in his recall. That he resorts to blaming it all on Trump is enlightening, to say the least.

    Excellent point.

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