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If the House Must Burn, Let the Bed Burn First
“And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” — Maxine Waters
We’ve had Nancy Pelosi saying that more people should be “protesting” in the 2020 Arson, Loot, and Murder riots. We’ve had then-US Senator Harris (now nominal VP) funding arrested rioters. We’ve had the Red Speech by Biden calling conservatives and Trump supporters extremists and terrorists. We’ve had Federal buildings burned, citizens murdered and assassinated by Antifa and BLM, the Capitol invaded by angry left-wing protesters, US Representatives justifying crowds harassing Supreme Court justices in their homes, and Maxine Waters calling for literal harassment of serving federal employees of the Trump administration.
These people were actively calling for and abetting harassment, vandalism, and rioting, despite the loss of life and property.
And we have a president who was slandered and spied upon by the CIA and FBI, and literally framed for crimes he didn’t do, his taxes illegally leaked to the public, twice go-nowhere impeachments held, had his residence searched at gunpoint for documents he had been willing to surrender, and now a wicked, amoral, evil DA seeking false criminal charges against him to impoverish, imprison, and at the very least, ban him from seeking presidential reelection.
Meanwhile, we have hundreds of protesters who have been in prison — many in solitary confinement — for two years now, and the arrests are still coming (gleefully reported by some) with 41,000 hours of potentially exculpatory video suppressed.
And now we have some getting all upset at the “criminal” and “outrageous” and “harassing” retweeting of a meme of a president walking up on his latest persecutor with a baseball bat.
Frankly, this sounds awfully tame. Unprecedented perhaps, but fit for our times, and I think tenuously fit for caricaturing his personal circumstances.
I think anyone else who’d gone through all this for six years would have made his struggle session by now, worn the cardboard, made his weeping self-flagellating confession, and would be eating plain oatmeal three meals a day by now.
What I find depressing is all those smart, educated, and savvy conservatives buying into the legacy government’s propaganda narrative and saying he’s “unhinged” and here’s “proof that Trump doesn’t get it.”
Oh, I think he gets it all right. If I were him, I’d probably be saying by now, go ahead, eat mealworms, don’t heat your houses, lose your cars, live off of government handouts we call UBI, take your shots, never travel more than 15 minutes from home without a pass, and “may you have nothing, and be happy.”
Because that’s the alternative to freedom and reform.Published in General
I do not actually want violence in the streets, war, or bad manners. These are preferable, however, to the alternative rapidly setting upon us.
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”
— John Stuart Mill
I question whether they are smart and see them as corrupt enemies.
But please, please don’t Meme me bro ? If you do I’ll get the righteous DA from NY to come after you for your criminal meme .
Obama made the statement: “If they bring a knife to the argument, you bring a gun”.
Crickets from the MSM and the pearl clutching neocons.
The neocons just want to get back into power.
Inciting riot is okay, if you are a crazy democrat (redundant) in good standing …
That’s it. But at least it’s not a mean meme.
Third world animals.
Ray Epps fits right in with these folks.
And with their third-worldism culminating in the attempted arrest of an opposition political leader and candidate for president.
Yes, Ray Epps. If the US by Providence should survive as we’ve known it, or believed it to be, it would probably take twenty volumes of fine print to catalog all the stories of individuals and their roles in the destruction of civil society that we’ve seen in the last 6 years. If I took a day I could probably list 2 or 3 dozen distinct pushes to alter society, science, religion, education, medicine, sex, business, industry, finance, law, and international relations; each one distinct, but interlocking with all the others, sort of like how many players and organizations all worked together to “fortify” the 2020 election. And Ray Epps is just one small part.
For another example, who was the man with the bullhorn atop the scaffolding commanding the crowd to move on toward the Capitol? A small time developer, politically conservative and a Trump supporter with the money and time on his hands and an outsized ego who just happened to have a bullhorn and just happened to find a three story scaffolding and just happened to have a desire to urge everyone toward the Capitol that day?
There appears to be a deliberate confluence of chaos all flowing toward diminishing the US and impoverishing the US and the West.
Already the US is not the country I thought I lived in.
Indeed . Was telling my honey yesterday . We are strangers in a strange land . But , there are still pockets of yesteryear about .
May they prosper and increase.
I hear you, Flicker. This dissonance is piling up, and there’s no place to vent it. I’ve tried overwork, drinking, driving fast, meditation, shoot-and-move drills, prayer, reading old books, drinking, and drinking. Not sure what’s next. They’re taking my country, bit by bit but now faster and faster, and I know too much to tell myself it’ll get better by itself.
Good post Flicker. Do not despair Barfly. Praying helps focus on the good things that remain. The insanity seems more prevalent than it is because it is constantly being shouted and broadcast in our faces. And our kid’s brains. First protect the kids and then there is hope. The Left are determined to be unhappy and to gain points for “most oppressed”. They know that kids bring joy; reject having their own except as fashion accessories, and are determined to sacrifice the lives of other people’s children in service to their Narcicism – their pagan god. That is sufficient motivation for me. And fire and/or prosecute any teacher who seeks to sexualize children and rob them of their innocence. If it would be creepy and forbidden for me to talk like that to kids, why isn’t it also for someone with rainbow hair and delusional narcicism?
I have become skeptical of the current public education model and its focus on employment for adults and Leftist indoctrination over the basics of reading, writing and “cypherin’” (as math used to be colloquially called). I would be homeschooling if my kids were that age. (if at all possible)
Nice rant. Spot on.
A counter credo comes to mind.
I will never have nothing, and I will never be happy.
I’ll have what Klaus is having.
All of it.
What Klaus has comes with Demons . It isn’t worth it .
We have allowed wealth-controlled governance and supporting paper credentialed institutional direction to displace elite level wisdom and understanding in governance and naturally evolving free market influenced institutional development.
You could construct a metaphor comparing our current American government to historical Sicilian Mob rule. The Money serves as the Bosses, the President and the Uniparty Leaders serve as a group Consigliere, and the Bureaucracy serves as the enforcer.
Now we know the Mob must create an image to distract from its actual methods so what do we get:
An endless stream of wars where we are the good guy
An endless stream of spending to aid the unfortunate at home
Open borders to aid the unfortunate from other parts of the world
A faked Covid Pandemic
That’s just some of the big distractions
Add to that a plethora of smaller ones.
President Trump gets it.
So does Ramaswamy . The debates are going to be great if the candidates eschew élite control of the process .
One of the effects of being credentialed instead of being educated is that many of the government bureaucrats and institutional employees don’t actually recognize that they are working for the mob.
BTW, I saw a video clip, actually two clips, where McCain and Romney each said Russia is a gas station pretending to be a country.
Then I saw a clip of DeSantis in his interview this past week and he said Russia is a gas station with nuclear arms.
These Republicans sound like MSNBC or CNN with their talking points.
Yes, I noticed that, too. Just like Grabien can find the raw material to create a montage of a hundred newsreaders saying the exact same words about covid or Trump or Ukraine any given day of the year, eg, “the walls are closing in”. Reminds me of what I’ve read about the CAA — the Creative Artists Agency, and perhaps the biggest talent agency in the US — is apparently is the group that cues newscaster, pundits, and reporters what to cover and even what to say.
FWIW, regarding the photo with the baseball bat, apparently Trump’s account linked to this article which included the two photos side by side:
Just 10% of Manhattan Residents Voted for Anti-Trump DA in 2021 Election
The corrupt, anti-Trump Manhattan District Attorney was ‘elected’ with just 182k votes, despite Manhattan boasting a population of more than 1.6 million people.
by FRANKIE STOCKES March 20, 2023 in News, Politics, The Swamp
Alvin Bragg, the notoriously corrupt and anti-Trump Manhattan District Attorney who is expected to have President Trump arrested on Tuesday, won the votes of just 10.79% of Manhattanites when he was “elected” in 2021.
According to the 2020 Census, Manhattan is home to 1,694,251 people, serving as the heart of New York City’s commerce engine. Of those more than 1.6 million Manhattanites, just 182,828 of them cast their votes in favor of Alvin Bragg, the anti-Trump District Attorney who’s expected to have the 45th President arrested on Tuesday in a case of brazen political persecution that’s historically unprecedented in the United States.
That’s it. And apparently MSNBC copied the link and said that Trump shared the image before Trump’s account took it down.
Please post this in that infernal unhinged thread that I quit following .
I did. Actually this is the work of noD who linked the references, and much thanks to him.
It just shows that they, after all this time, don’t “get it”.