You Are at War

 

Dear America,

The Pax Americana that has sheltered you from wars on your own soil has made you mind-numbingly stupid. So stupid, you are at war and don’t even know it.

Of course, I can’t give you all the blame. The tactics of waging war are very different here than they are in the Middle East, but when protestors storm a federal government outpost, remove your flag, and fly up another country’s colors, they have declared your property belongs to another country.

That is war.

War isn’t about blood and guts and violence. Bloodless wars have existed before. The key to defining a war is attempts to take resources from one country to another. It just so happens that America’s increasingly more Democratic government is an incredible vehicle for winning a bloodless war through politics, especially when you fail to protect your borders, fail to protect your franchise, and fail to uphold basic minimum standards as to who is qualified to operate your government.

You have failed to protect your country, your inheritance, your laws and constitution. You deserve to lose it. As it is, if anyone dates accuse those protestors of treason (real, legal, treason), you will mock, dox, and lock them out of public discourse. If you can’t see what’s in front of your nose, you are too old and weak to maintain your independence.

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  1. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Here in California, people who have opted out of health insurance due to its high costs, are now being told that the state of California will tax them, so that revenue will be available to allow any new arrivals to our state to have free medical insurance!

    It is that crazy here.

    • #1
    • July 14, 2019, at 4:09 PM PDT
    • 10 likes
  2. Columbo Member

    I blame government schools.

    It has produced ignorant voters. Bigly.

    Run by extreme liberals, they have indoctrinated generations of ignoramuses.

    • #2
    • July 14, 2019, at 4:18 PM PDT
    • 13 likes
  3. I Walton Member

    Yes. Dead on. I think at 80 I don’t have to do anything but complain and vote, but it’s just that I’m lazy and don’t know what to do. It bothers me that that is what young people who know better are also doing. The left knows about power. That may be all they know but they know about power. In my life time the left, the real left, the dangerous types who threaten everything, took over primary schools, universities, graduate schools, giant communications corporations, the government in Washington and in lots of states.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 4:44 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  4. Bob Thompson Member

    I can honestly tell you that in my formative period Communism, as a political ideology, was an enemy of America. I was drafted into the U.S Army in a period of increased need for manpower to respond to Communist actions in blocking access to Berlin. I was later deployed in readiness for a possible military action in Cuba, an island country taken over by the Communist enemy and being equipped with nuclear weapons by the communist Soviet Union. We were aware that propaganda was a primary method for converting people to the Communist ideology. The methods employed for furthering the propaganda goals included takeovers of the education process (public schools and colleges), media news outlets (television, radio, and the press), and entertainment media (movies and theater).

    Well, one can know something to be true and dangerous but if no action is taken to combat it, you get what we are seeing now. All the various military interventions are merely distractions to suck up all the energy that should go to dealing with the ominous threats to individual liberty and the American way of life. We lost our way.

    Yes, we are in a war and, right now, we are not winning.

    • #4
    • July 14, 2019, at 4:50 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  5. Kevin Schulte Member

    My hope is in my grandchildren’s generation . The left has only left them one direction to rebel in. I hope they kick as*

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    • July 14, 2019, at 5:03 PM PDT
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  6. Bob Thompson Member

    I Walton (View Comment):

    Yes. Dead on. I think at 80 I don’t have to do anything but complain and vote, but it’s just that I’m lazy and don’t know what to do. It bothers me that that is what young people who know better are also doing. The left knows about power. That may be all they know but they know about power. In my life time the left, the real left, the dangerous types who threaten everything, took over primary schools, universities, graduate schools, giant communications corporations, the government in Washington and in lots of states.

    I’m not going to call them Progressives or the Left, I’ll call them Communists so they can be lumped in with Communist China, Russia, the core of the old Soviet Union, and Castro’s Cuba. We need to start teaching and showing these young people who have been propagandized what Communism is about. We have had people in our government after Reagan was out who have put their personal advancement and desires ahead of the needs of the country. They have failed to deal with the Communist threat, as such, and this would include numerous Republicans like Boehner, Ryan and McConnell. Trump has put his on the line for America.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 5:08 PM PDT
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  7. Keith Rice Member

    People have been burying their heads in sand for decades and many still think a prosperous economy is all that’s necessary to win.

    The anti-American rot is deeply entrenched and protected, I haven’t figured out anyway that’s it’s just going to go away.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 6:24 PM PDT
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  8. Manny Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Here in California, people who have opted out of health insurance due to its high costs, are now being told that the state of California will tax them, so that revenue will be available to allow any new arrivals to our state to have free medical insurance!

    It is that crazy here.

    The moral of the story is to get the hell out of California if you can. I know, I’m in NY, so not much better. I hope to get the hell out when I retire.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 6:25 PM PDT
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  9. Stina Member
    Stina Post author

    I would love to hear from some of the “we’re not at war” crowd to hear how they excuse this.

    I really want to hear how they defend this action as just free speech.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 7:12 PM PDT
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  10. DonG Coolidge

    Stina (View Comment):

    I would love to hear from some of the “we’re not at war” crowd to hear how they excuse this.

    I really want to hear how they defend this action as just free speech.

    OK. I’ll try. This was just a harmless prank by some trolls looking for attention. People do it all the time these days. They lick ice cream in stores, eat Tide pods, and put up Mexican flags. People are seeking the high of going viral. 

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    • July 14, 2019, at 8:49 PM PDT
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  11. Keith Rice Member

    DonG (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    I would love to hear from some of the “we’re not at war” crowd to hear how they excuse this.

    I really want to hear how they defend this action as just free speech.

    OK. I’ll try. This was just a harmless prank by some trolls looking for attention. People do it all the time these days. They lick ice cream in stores, eat Tide pods, and put up Mexican flags. People are seeking the high of going viral.

    I hope you’re trying to be funny, maybe that’s your George III impersonation of those pranksters in the colonies. But for decades our concerns have been dismissed with “It’s just what college students do” or some such cheap avoidance … but there’s more to it than that, much more.

    They are measuring the response and if we respond as wimps they’ll just take it to the next level. Already you have the commies conspiring publicly to do violence, and doing so. The trajectory of their hatred is all out war, I think it’s best to stop them before they’re so emboldened.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 11:55 PM PDT
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  12. Stad Thatcher

    Manny (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Here in California, people who have opted out of health insurance due to its high costs, are now being told that the state of California will tax them, so that revenue will be available to allow any new arrivals to our state to have free medical insurance!

    It is that crazy here.

    The moral of the story is to get the hell out of California if you can. I know, I’m in NY, so not much better. I hope to get the hell out when I retire.

    Hurry before they pass a “Fleeing the state” tax . . .

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    • July 15, 2019, at 5:48 AM PDT
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  13. Stad Thatcher

    Stina (View Comment):
    I really want to hear how they defend this action as just free speech.

    Exactly. Physical action and destruction of property is not speech . . .

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    • July 15, 2019, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    The guy who died when his bomb blew up this weekend is being celebrated as a hero on the left.

    Which is to say, the left is openly celebrating a terrorist. I hope all the fence-sitters take notice.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 6:45 AM PDT
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  15. Columbo Member

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    The guy who died when his bomb blew up this weekend is being celebrated as a hero on the left.

    Which is to say, the left is openly celebrating a terrorist. I hope all the fence-sitters take notice.

    So … Drew … would you say that it is proper to classify this as a dumpster fire for the Left?

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    • July 15, 2019, at 7:27 AM PDT
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  16. Bob Thompson Member

    Columbo (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    The guy who died when his bomb blew up this weekend is being celebrated as a hero on the left.

    Which is to say, the left is openly celebrating a terrorist. I hope all the fence-sitters take notice.

    So … Drew … would you say that it is proper to classify this as a dumpster fire for the Left?

    Correction: A dumpster fire for the ‘commies’.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 7:30 AM PDT
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  17. Stina Member
    Stina Post author

    DonG (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    I would love to hear from some of the “we’re not at war” crowd to hear how they excuse this.

    I really want to hear how they defend this action as just free speech.

    OK. I’ll try. This was just a harmless prank by some trolls looking for attention. People do it all the time these days. They lick ice cream in stores, eat Tide pods, and put up Mexican flags. People are seeking the high of going viral.

    Good try, but weak.

    What you describe is [redacted for poop]-testing. How far can you push boundaries before someone stops you for reals?

    Thing is, at some point you MUST enact and severely enforce a boundary or they keep escalating.

    The boundary needing enforcement was crossed when they started tearing down statuary. To some, the flag is just statuary, and this just symbolic gestures of legitimate speech. But a flag isn’t just statuary. Historically, it’s forced removal is an act of war.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 7:49 AM PDT
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  18. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I can honestly tell you that in my formative period Communism, as a political ideology, was an enemy of America. I was drafted into the U.S Army in a period of increased need for manpower to respond to Communist actions in blocking access to Berlin. I was later deployed in readiness for a possible military action in Cuba, an island country taken over by the Communist enemy and being equipped with nuclear weapons by the communist Soviet Union. We were aware that propaganda was a primary method for converting people to the Communist ideology. The methods employed for furthering the propaganda goals included takeovers of the education process (public schools and colleges), media news outlets (television, radio, and the press), and entertainment media (movies and theater).

    Well, one can know something to be true and dangerous but if no action is taken to combat it, you get what we are seeing now. All the various military interventions are merely distractions to suck up all the energy that should go to dealing with the ominous threats to individual liberty and the American way of life. We lost our way.

    Yes, we are in a war and, right now, we are not winning.

    Sadly, our media, that once was a tool to keep pressure ongoing against communism, is now utilized for the purposes of converting people to communism.

    Every time an artifact of history is torn asunder due to the “White people were slavers” theory of history, we the American people are a bit more separated from our history.

    Communism cannot come about when a people’s culture and history exists. Those like George Soros who are adamant about destroying our history and culture make sure the media weighs in on this, always on the communists’ side of things.

    The recent destruction by government officials of the George Washington mural inside the city of San Francisco is just one example.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 11:36 AM PDT
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  19. Bob Thompson Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I can honestly tell you that in my formative period Communism, as a political ideology, was an enemy of America. I was drafted into the U.S Army in a period of increased need for manpower to respond to Communist actions in blocking access to Berlin. I was later deployed in readiness for a possible military action in Cuba, an island country taken over by the Communist enemy and being equipped with nuclear weapons by the communist Soviet Union. We were aware that propaganda was a primary method for converting people to the Communist ideology. The methods employed for furthering the propaganda goals included takeovers of the education process (public schools and colleges), media news outlets (television, radio, and the press), and entertainment media (movies and theater).

    Well, one can know something to be true and dangerous but if no action is taken to combat it, you get what we are seeing now. All the various military interventions are merely distractions to suck up all the energy that should go to dealing with the ominous threats to individual liberty and the American way of life. We lost our way.

    Yes, we are in a war and, right now, we are not winning.

    Sadly, our media, that once was a tool to keep pressure ongoing against communism, is now utilized for the purposes of converting people to communism.

    Every time an artifact of history is torn asunder due to the “White people were slavers” theory of history, we the American people are a bit more separated from our history.

    Communism cannot come about when a people’s culture and history exists. Those like George Soros who are adamant about destroying our history and culture make sure the media weighs in on this, always on the communists’ side of things.

    The recent destruction by government officials of the George Washington mural inside the city of San Francisco is just one example.

    That’s where we are. I had a post a few days ago,

    Are We There Yet?Edit

    where I quoted some dialogue from a Helen MacInnes 1950 novel, ‘Neither Five Nor Three’. I was truly surprised at how well the author predicted in her fiction how this would happen.

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  20. Skyler Coolidge

    I’m raising the BS flag.

    War? Really? Are you going to stick with that silly claim?

    I blame Lyndon Johnson who said we would fight a “war” on poverty.

    In war people get killed. Often in large numbers. A lot of buildings get destroyed. Human misery expands greatly for one side or both.

    Immigration is not a war. It is a civil matter, possibly a criminal matter (and even then only because we have defined it so).

    You trivialize war. I find it insulting to the people who I served with that died or were maimed fighting in a war. I find it insulting to all Americans who were called on to defend this nation and spilled their blood, and those that lost loved ones or had to see loved ones suffer from mutilations caused by war.

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

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  21. Keith Rice Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    I’m raising the BS flag.

    War? Really? Are you going to stick with that silly claim?

    I blame Lyndon Johnson who said we would fight a “war” on poverty.

    In war people get killed. Often in large numbers. A lot of buildings get destroyed. Human misery expands greatly for one side or both.

    Immigration is not a war. It is a civil matter, possibly a criminal matter (and even then only because we have defined it so).

    You trivialize war. I find it insulting to the people who I served with that died or were maimed fighting in a war. I find it insulting to all Americans who were called on to defend this nation and spilled their blood, and those that lost loved ones or had to see loved ones suffer from mutilations caused by war.

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    Of course it’s a war. People lose their livelihoods on a regular basis for impinging on whatever latest iteration of political correctness is employed, they’re held up for scorn and excommunication.

    I can’t talk to people about the most important issues, essentially having lost my 1st Amendment rights to an occupying power.

    When Obama was elected there was triumphant joy that “Republicans would never win another election” – if this wasn’t a clue that they want ALL the power I don’t know what is. 

    You have open calls for revolution and violence that the Dems fail to condemn. You have an active invasion at the border by who knows that’s encouraged and abetted by leadership. Not long ago BLM called for the murder of cops with far too much success. Today there are open calls for war against ICE and the Border Patrol.

    Many years ago I noticed that conservatives are non-people to the larger body of the Left, they are only starting to figure out how they can get reality to match their dreams.

    There’s not much shooting, but they’ve been at war against the US for decades. When I was attending U a few years back one of the Liberal Arts departments joined a festival with matching t-shirts reading: A kinder gentler Marxism. Of course that’s if they had their way … and they won’t.

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  22. Bob Thompson Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    I’m raising the BS flag.

    War? Really? Are you going to stick with that silly claim?

    I blame Lyndon Johnson who said we would fight a “war” on poverty.

    In war people get killed. Often in large numbers. A lot of buildings get destroyed. Human misery expands greatly for one side or both.

    Immigration is not a war. It is a civil matter, possibly a criminal matter (and even then only because we have defined it so).

    You trivialize war. I find it insulting to the people who I served with that died or were maimed fighting in a war. I find it insulting to all Americans who were called on to defend this nation and spilled their blood, and those that lost loved ones or had to see loved ones suffer from mutilations caused by war.

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    Reminds me of John McCain.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 12:30 PM PDT
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  23. Skyler Coolidge

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    I’m raising the BS flag.

    War? Really? Are you going to stick with that silly claim?

    I blame Lyndon Johnson who said we would fight a “war” on poverty.

    In war people get killed. Often in large numbers. A lot of buildings get destroyed. Human misery expands greatly for one side or both.

    Immigration is not a war. It is a civil matter, possibly a criminal matter (and even then only because we have defined it so).

    You trivialize war. I find it insulting to the people who I served with that died or were maimed fighting in a war. I find it insulting to all Americans who were called on to defend this nation and spilled their blood, and those that lost loved ones or had to see loved ones suffer from mutilations caused by war.

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    Reminds me of John McCain.

    ?

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  24. Skyler Coolidge

    Keith Rice (View Comment):

    Of course it’s a war. People lose their livelihoods on a regular basis for impinging on whatever latest iteration of political correctness is employed, they’re held up for scorn and excommunication.

    I can’t talk to people about the most important issues, essentially having lost my 1st Amendment rights to an occupying power.

    When Obama was elected there was triumphant joy that “Republicans would never win another election” – if this wasn’t a clue that they want ALL the power I don’t know what is.

    You have open calls for revolution and violence that the Dems fail to condemn. You have an active invasion at the border by who knows that’s encouraged and abetted by leadership. Not long ago BLM called for the murder of cops with far too much success. Today there are open calls for war against ICE and the Border Patrol.

    Many years ago I noticed that conservatives are non-people to the larger body of the Left, they are only starting to figure out how they can get reality to match their dreams.

    There’s not much shooting, but they’ve been at war against the US for decades. When I was attending U a few years back one of the Liberal Arts departments joined a festival with matching t-shirts reading: A kinder gentler Marxism. Of course that’s if they had their way … and they won’t.

    So you don’t like (and neither do I) their aims or their opinions. That’s not a war. That’s politics.

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  25. Brian Wolf Coolidge

    Stina: War isn’t about blood and guts and violence. Bloodless wars have existed before. The key to defining a war is attempts to take resources from one country to another. It just so happens that America’s increasingly more Democratic government is an incredible vehicle for winning a bloodless war through politics, especially when you fail to protect your borders, fail to protect your franchise, and fail to uphold basic minimum standards as to who is qualified to operate your government.

    A bloodless war through politics is exactly what politics are. You basically we are doing politics but we need to win. To win at politics you isolate the extremists, you build bigger coalitions and make long term plans. By doing all those things we win at politics. 

    If you stop trying to persuade, you stop trying to build a coalition and you don’t build a comprehensive set of principles that guide your policies over the long term you lose.

    I am guessing your call here is for a more effective politicians to lead the Republicans?

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  26. Bob Thompson Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

     

    We are in a fight for the future of this nation and it goes well beyond having control of our borders. While we have been fighting shooting wars around the world, gaining little and losing much, we have completely failed to defend our homeland politically against the ever-present Communist threat. We must now face that, give it whatever name you like. I said ‘reminds me of John McCain, because he well-understood shooting wars but little else.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 1:14 PM PDT
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  27. Skyler Coolidge

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    You want to escalate this and enflame the people to think that this is the same as al qaeda or the nazis. It’s not. A bunch of radicals behaving like a mob or even in an organized protest is not the same as war.

    We can solve this problem really fast and it’s not with walls or anything else. All we have to do is say that only citizens are eligible for social security or any other form of welfare and suddenly illegal immigration will be a completely nothing problem.

    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

     

    We are in a fight for the future of this nation and it goes well beyond having control of our borders. While we have been fighting shooting wars around the world, gaining little and losing much, we have completely failed to defend our homeland politically against the ever-present Communist threat. We must now face that, give it whatever name you like. I said ‘reminds me of John McCain, because he well-understood shooting wars but little else.

    John McCain didn’t understand anything except how to make John McCain look important.

    This fight for our nation is rooted in only one thing: Socialism’s road to serfdom. All of the problems listed here go away almost entirely by removing the socialist incentives to come here illegally. Okay, and one more thing: Government controlled schools. That’s how the socialism got started.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  28. DonG Coolidge

    Skyler (View Comment):
    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    If you want to call something “war”, read about Red Summer. This is the 100th anniversary and everybody should know the history. 

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  29. Brian Wolf Coolidge

    DonG (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    If you want to call something “war”, read about Red Summer. This is the 100th anniversary and everybody should know the history.

    Yes that was a bloody year. In Florida in 1923, though before I checked my facts I thought it was 1919, the African American town of Rosewood was attacked destroyed some Blacks fought back during the attack and some whites were killed too. The death toll in that fight is hotly debated but I think it is almost for certain to be higher the official death toll of 6 blacks and 2 whites. 

    This was a good call too. Even on the right now we seem to lack perspective it has been worse before than it is now. It could get a lot worse too if we are not careful. We could rise to the level of gun fights and serious death tolls. We need to encourage people not to go there.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 2:50 PM PDT
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  30. Western Chauvinist Member

    Brian Wolf (View Comment):

    DonG (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):
    Don’t call this a war. That’s nothing more than fear mongering jingoism and is beneath contempt.

    If you want to call something “war”, read about Red Summer. This is the 100th anniversary and everybody should know the history.

    Yes that was a bloody year. In Florida in 1923, though before I checked my facts I thought it was 1919, the African American town of Rosewood was attacked destroyed some Blacks fought back during the attack and some whites were killed too. The death toll in that fight is hotly debated but I think it is almost for certain to be higher the official death toll of 6 blacks and 2 whites.

    This was a good call too. Even on the right now we seem to lack perspective it has been worse before than it is now. It could get a lot worse too if we are not careful. We could rise to the level of gun fights and serious death tolls. We need to encourage people not to go there.

    Problem is, the other side gets a vote on how this goes, and it’s already chosen to escalate to violence. 

    I also disagree that it’s been a lot worse in the past. That assumes the culture has remained static since the last violent eruptions, and it hasn’t. It’s way more degraded than ever before. Black culture is a train wreck. White culture in the lower income brackets is at least as bad. People have lost a sense of meaning and don’t respond to a calling to serve something greater than themselves. To all the Reagan fans, I always want to say, “this is not the 1980s. The people have been changed, and not for the better.”

    I agree with @skyler — government education has wrought the destruction. 

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    • July 15, 2019, at 3:08 PM PDT
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