Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I'll Have What Glenn's Having...

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Glenn Beck

What cocktail of psychotropics is Glenn Beck on these days?

Seriously, whatever it is, it seems like some mighty powerful stuff!

I wonder if ANY of it is OTC?

Glenn Beck's just been suspended from Sirius XM Radio over his encouraging writer Brad Thor to speculate on a potential Trump assassination:

"THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer. (Of course...a "HYPOTHETICAL," asked "as a "thriller writer" got it...you're covered)

"With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.

"If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress. (Yes, just "terrible," indeed)

"BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to." (In retrospect, you probably DIDN'T want to "agree with" all that...just sayin)

Yeah, imagine that, "voices like ours" (that casually consider assassination as a viable political option), just "go away."

Hmmmmm...now how's that (such voices going away) a "bad thing" again?

Maybe Glenn Beck should've just left it at, "Looks like I won't be voting Republican this time around, I'll probably vote Libertarian this November"....although that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun for all the "Beck Observers" out there, me included.

Kooky Bill Kristol Just Won't Give it Up!

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William Kristol

Awhile back I came across Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's views of "the world's "largest and most horrific Holocaust," the Pharisee-led Red Russian atrocities against the authentic, Christian White Russian peoples in 1917.

While most of the Bolshevik leaders were, in fact "Jewish," they were not traditional Jews and many willingly acted against other traditionalist (religious) Jews in seeking to eradicate all religions.

So those were the crimes of Pharisees and NOT those of traditional Jewish people, just as many of the sins of the Roman Catholic Church were the sins of that institutions political leaders and NOT those of traditional Catholics.

Bill Kristol and most, if not all of his fellow "Neocons" are indeed Pharisees, or Pharisaic Jews. They come out of the Communist/Bolshevik movement and insinuated their way into a fractured American Conservative movement in the late 1960s.

These are NOT, in any way, traditional, pro-American Conservatives. They are Pharisees who see America's proper role as "the policeman of the world" for THEIR own Pharisaic interests.

In the aftermath of America's incursion into Iraq, Kristol and other Neocons were effectively shut out of mainstream political discussion. THIS encounter with a military wife on C-Span would've stifled a more decent man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8P3iXu495k), unfortunately, William Kristol ISN'T that kind of man.

NOW, he continues to claim that a 3rd-Party run will be made by a prominent Republican (Mitt Romney?...or Kritol's initial favorite, Rick Perry?). (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/weekly-standards-bill-kristol-new-candidate-will-compete-in-presidential-race/)

On Sunday, may 29th, Bill Kristol tweeted, "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance."

Well, it's Tuesday...well past the Memorial Day weekend AND...so far....NOTHING!

This idiocy SHOULD exclude Kooky Bill Kristol and his Neocon pals from any further respect ANYWHERE.

Texas' deadline for new candidates passed earlier this month (Monday, May 9th, 2016). ANY Republican, or conservative candidate looking to run for President NEEDED to be on the ballot in Texas...and going in as "an official write-in candidate" just doesn't cut it.

After the failed "Rebuilding of Iraq" a mission supported completely and almost exclusively by the Neocons, the GOP SHOULD'VE cut ties with that faux "Conservative" group.

Well, here's yet another chance.

Monday, May 30, 2016

What Opponents DON’T Understand About “the Trump Phenomenon”

CNN's Fareed Zakaria

On this past Sunday's (5/29/16) show, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked the question made popular by a young Washington Post reporter, “Trump claims he wants to ‘Make America Great...AGAIN,’ so what period of time is he referring too?”

That inanity posits that Trump is referring to history, when, in fact, he’s referring to the size of the American bureaucracy. One could claim it’s the 80s that he's referring to, although Trump doesn’t say that, as the 80s were a period two decades past the most explosive growth in the American government, in the wake of the JFK assassination.

BUT the 80s were merely the last period when “smaller government” seemed to be in fashion, politically and philosophically. In actuality, it hasn’t REALLY been in effect since before FDR!

A far better critique of Donald Trump is that he’s been “short on specifics,” and Trump has often been "short on specifics" in a variety of areas.

However, the idea some people have that those who'd vote for Trump see him as some sort of "savior," is wrong.

Donald J. Trump started out as a much deserved "thumb in the eye" of the GOPe (who’d wantonly ignored their own base at their peril), but has become a thumb in the eye of the entire political establishment AND our corrupt, incompetent media.

Bernie Sanders is a nice, albeit naive old man, once thrown out of a Commune for "lack of work." Bernie Sanders is that nice guy, whom it’s often said about, “It's just too bad he's such a horse’s ass.”

STILL, "The kids" LOVE Bernie's message of "more and better free stuff." Most of those dopey kids will, of course, become Conservatives when they eventually start working and paying their own bills...and taxes.

Hillary Clinton is Jeb Bush, dualing Corporatists. Once Jeb and Rubio were out, all that Koch brother money went to...yup, Hillary. They know a bought & paid for career politician when they see one. Funny how the media doesn't have a problem with "the evil Koch brothers" when they're funding their guy...or gal.

Obama is the same, as well. I was actually worried that Barry Sotoero was going to be a daffy Bernie Sanders type at the start, nationalizing the banks, the auto industry, etc., but NOPE, he cozied right up to the billionaire bankers who run BOTH political Parties, the media and fund Academia. Smart move.

Turns out that what Barry, Hillary & Jeb all know that Sanders apparently doesn't, is that Corporatism WORKS, while the Command (government-run) economy DOESN’T.

Trump knows this too, but he also knows how corrupt and broken this entire political system really is AND he knows that if the tax system can be meaningfully reformed, to a Fair Tax, or Flat Tax, a major way pols reward BIG DONORS (via tax loopholes, etc.) will be gone.

A Trump COULD do far more to fix a broken system than anyone else running, short of the Libertarian nominee, but NONE of the other major candidates really want to fix the system...well, maybe Bernie, but he's unfortunately clueless.

That's why, right now, I'm probably voting for "the thumb in the eye," UNLESS somehow Libertarian candidate and former governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, can persuade me that another LP vote won’t be a wasted one.

The anti-Free Speech Left ("Progressives") has been a gift from the political/media class and ironically enough, a boon to Trump. It’s a naive, misguided and dangerous movement and it’s been that for awhile now. The Black Lives Matter Movement is an outgrowth of that, which has also been promoted and financed by BIG Corporate donors and gleefully embraced by the political/media class, together they make for an effective bogey man for Trump to play off.

AND it’s not that hard to play off such movements, as they’re virtually entirely based on lies. For instance, in 2015 police in the USA killed 987 civilians, virtually all of them were attacking police (assailing a cop with your hands amounts to "attempted murder of a police officer" because you're assumed to be going for that cop's gun) at the time...50% of those killed by cops were WHITE, 26% were BLACK. As Heather Mac Donald has noted that violent crime rates would indicate that far more than 26% of those killed being black. 40% of all cop killers have been black, but the BLM movement has sought to make black thugs sympathetic. That serves the existing prevailing political agenda of further alienating various ethnic/racial groups and polarizing people along non-ideological/political lines.

One of the saddest things about our current political climate is that successful, hard-working blacks are often encouraged to see the travails of dysfunctional blacks as leverage for themselves. The black middle class gets “preferences” and other “set-asides” that everyone knows poor, dysfunctional blacks can’t take advantage of, so the poor suffer, so that the more well off, get even more freebies. That's sad.

Fact is, little IS, or even CAN be done to save dysfunctional people, black, white, or other from THEMSELVES.

Mike Brown and Eric Garner were dysfunctional people. Decent blacks have no more in common with them, than I do with Jeffrey Dahmer and Bill Ayers.

Unfortunately, emotion often overrides reason. That's what our corrupt political/media class relies upon.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Personal Dysfunction Comes Down to CULTURE Not RACE...

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Islamic jihadism is a function of the culture of “radical Islam” whose spread was very much a bi-partisan affair. Jimmy Carter (D) helped oust the Shah of Iran (a bad guy) who was also a SECULAR and Pro-Western leader. His removal gave “radical Islam” (merely stricter adherence to Sharia law) a beachhead, a nation state within the Mideast from which to grow. George Herbert Walker Bush, or Bush Sr’s, (R) animus toward Saddam Hussein (another bad guy), who’d fought along side America in its proxy war against then Soviet-backed Iran eliminated what was by then, one of the few secular and pro-Western Arab leaders left in that region.

Both those Presidents helped spread the culture we today call “radical Islam,” which is a fundamentally religious, anti-Western culture.

But WHY is that culture so popular?

And it IS popular and has been gaining popularity in the Muslim world for decades.

It’s popular, largely because aside from advancing a traditional religious viewpoint, it also seeks to preserve the unique culture and heritage of the Arab-Muslim world in the face of what it sees as an encroaching global culture fashioned and led by “the decadent West.”

AND the West’s culture certainly has grown, not only MORE decadent, but dysfunctional over the past 50 years.

Moreover, the Arab-Muslim world, just as the Swiss, the Jews, Scandinavians, the Congolese ALL have the basic human right to defend their cultural heritages because they each have the innate basic Human Right of “SELF DETERMINATION,” the right NOT TO BE subsumed into some amorphous, nondescript global consumer class.

It is much the same here with urban black culture.

Since 1976, American blacks have committed over 50% of all murders each year, despite being just 12% of the population! America’s national Media has made icons and spokespeople of the most rabidly anti-white and often anti-American voices from that community. Our entertainment culture has presented the dysfunction of “Inner City,” or poor urban blacks as the official “black culture,” akin to presenting the worst dysfunction of rural white America as the official “White Culture.”

That SHOULD BE an outrage to both blacks and whites.

Today and for decades, homicide has been the leading cause of death for African-American males aged 16 to 36. That is NOT the case, in fact, homicide does not crack the top 5 leading causes of death for Asian-American, European-American, or Hispanic-American males!

Cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C. have the strictest gun control laws in the country...but also the highest rates of gun violence in the nation, as well...and it’s NOT because, “Career criminals can easily get guns across state lines, or in Chicago’s case, in other parts of the State and bring them back in.”

That paternalistic argument amounts to calling African-Americans “animals,” guided by impulse (instinct) not reason.

Guns are NOT abused in rural white America. They are NOT abused by hunters, target shooters, NOR by those who stockpile weaponry for home, or business defense.

Gun violence in America is almost entirely a gang problem, which is why it’s correct to say that, “America DOESN’T have a “gun problem,” it has a “gang problem,” that it steadfastly refuses to address.”

Recently, America’s national media has largely supported the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which Milwaukee Sheriff, David Clarke accurately calls the “Black LIES Matter movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhpSMLt7nHw), as it is built, almost entirely on LIES.

As Heather MacDonald has noted, “The police could end all lethal uses of force tomorrow and it would have at most a trivial effect on black death-by-homicide rate.”


Primarily because black males age 14 – 17 commit homicide at 10X (that's TEN TIMES) the rate of white and Hispanic male teens COMBINED!...AND Blacks of all ages commit homicide at 8X (EIGHT TIMES) the rate of whites and Hispanics COMBINED!

Moreover, in 2015 America’s police killed 987 civilians, the vast majority of whom were threatening police with lethal force. Fully 50% of those killed by police were WHITE, while 26% of those killed by police were BLACK! As Ms. MacDonald notes, given the prevailing violent crime rates (in New York City, for instance, blacks, just 23% of the population account for 75% of all shootings, 70% of all robberies and 66% of all violent crime) would predict FAR MORE than 26% of all police victims would be black. The fact that 40% of all cop killers are black would also bolster that assessment.

It is easy, perhaps too easy to see race itself as the precipitating factor in all this, but again, this is due to our media’s making the most dysfunctional segment of black America representative of black America as a whole.

70% of all African-Americans are law-abiding, productive citizens that DON’T live the urban dysfunction that is trumpeted as “black culture.”

America’s media and entertainment industry’s lionizing urban black dysfunction ("Hip Hop culture"), in part explains why so many well-off, middle class black students gravitate toward the racial grievance industry and groups like “Black Lives Matter” that deliberately, or not, promote black dysfunction as “the norm.”

Sadly, this becomes a self-fulfilling directive, as it encourages other groups to see African-Americans as “a problem,” a group “steeped in dysfunction.”

But it is NOT blackness or whiteness that creates this rift...it is culture and “the answer” lies NOT in getting rid of culture, but in accepting the differences between cultures without rancor, envy and hatred.

Jihadism is NOT the actual predominant culture of the Arab-Muslim world, nor is black urban dysfunction the predominant culture of African-Americans, those have largely been creations of America’s national media, at the direction of their masters.

As the Cold War ended, America’s “Intelligence” community desperately sought to “find a new enemy.” They settled on “radical (jihadist) Islam.” The U.S. “Intelligence” community (which has been tied to American Industry since its inception http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-corporatist-intelligence-agency/), in effect, created Islamic jihadism, or at least incubated it and America’s media packaged and sold the new threat.

Ironically enough, BOTH “Black Urban Dysfunction” and “Islamic Jihadism” have been packaged and sold by America’s media as the predominant culture of BOTH those groups...when it clearly is NOT.

In Marcus Luttrell’s book, Lone Survivor, he credits Afghan villagers, led by Mohammad Gulab for saving his life, as they were dictated to under their centuries old moral code called “Pashtunwali,” in which they are “bound by honor” to defend anyone they take into their protection. Mohammad Gulab’s town and his family paid an awful price to the Taliban for protecting U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

These were average Afghanis! They didn’t subscribe to jihadism, but to their traditional culture and heritage that included their fervent belief in “Pashtunwali.” Likewise, the majority of African-Americans are not as wed to the culture of “black urban dysfunction” that’s been packaged and sold by our national media, as they are to striving to improve their lot, just like the vast majority of other Americans.

That doesn’t make the problems inherent in either Jihadism, or Black Urban Dysfunction any less real, nor any less daunting, in fact they must BOTH be confronted and replaced with more originalist and authentic cultures, but that’s made much more difficult when our own media seems aligned AGAINST any such efforts.

A Not so Funny Story...

Feeling the Bern?

Turns out that America's favorite "socialist," got kicked out of a "socialist"commune for refusing to work. (http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/19/bernie-sanders-once-kicked-out-of-a-hippie-commune-for-not-working/)

Yup, that's Bernie Sanders....slacker.

“Endless political discussion,” and a distaste for actual work allegedly resulted in Sanders being asked to leave the commune," according to Kate Daloz, author of, We Are as Gods.

EVERYONE who claims to believe in "socialism," sees themselves as part of the "philosopher class," that pontificates on social theory all day, occasionally visiting the "happy peasants" doing all the actual labor. That's what Bernie thinks "socialism" is and that's what these dopes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEvWDwZYvk8) think it is too!

Dolts like Sanders are THE reason so many slackers think "socialism" is  for them! Imagine, a delightful utopia in which, "No one HAS TO work UNLESS they really WANT TO." The fatal flaw in that demented idea is found in the obvious question..."Then WHO would WANT TO?" Of course, slackers never get that far. Which is WHY they're SLACKERS in the first place!

In REALITY socialism comes down to a giant work camp in which 99% of the people are peasants, living miserable lives, slaving away for the "good of the state," while the 1%...the SAME 1% who are reviled now, run everything.

That 1% isn't just rich, they have the connections too.

So for all those dopey dreamers who see themselves as some sort of philosopher, or perhaps a supervisor....guess again. Those spots are already taken. YOU will be working in a mine, or on a farm somewhere. THAT'S what "socialism (the absence of private property & profit) comes down to.

THIS is TRAGIC, But NOT Necessarily RACIAL...

Dan Belvin - WWII Vet

Look, I'm as sensitive as anyone...and probably more sensitive than most to, (1) the deliberate targeting that most inter-racial violence entails AND (2) the wide disparity in inter-racial violence AND the way White-on-Black violence is highlighted, while Black-on-White violence is generally ignored or excused, BUT sometimes there are hideous crimes that are simply born of outright dysfunction.

The horrific murder of Dan Belvin a 95 y/o WWII & Korean war vet seems like one of those. (http://freedomdaily.com/media-silent-95-yr-old-vet-nearly-decapitated-black-thug/)

According to a May 13th report in the Washington Post; "Dan Belvin wrote a reminder in his pocket-size calendar.

“Get car keys back!!!! This PM!!!” the 95-year-old penned inside his apartment at a senior living facility in Montgomery County.

"The next day, another entry: “By 1000 hrs get Get Car Keys Back!!”

"The person with the keys, Eric Dyson, 60, lived down the hall in his father’s unit. He had befriended Belvin, a widower whose dog had recently died and who mostly kept to himself. What Belvin didn’t know: Dyson was a longtime drug offender who had locked in on the 128-pound former naval officer as a source of money to fund a crack binge.

"on Feb. 19th — the same day as Belvin’s second calendar entry about the keys — Dyson got inside Belvin’s apartment and stabbed and slashed him 40 times, nearly decapitating the man who had been on active military duty during World War II and the Korean War.

"Dyson fled in Belvin’s 2000 Dodge Intrepid, tossed the murder weapon out the window and repeatedly used Belvin’s debit card to withdraw more than $2,000 over three days of drug use, prosecutors said.

“Eric Dyson took whatever he wanted,” prosecutor Amy Bills told jurors. “And that included a 95-year-old man’s car, a 95-year-old man’s goodwill, a 95-year-old man’s money. And his life.”

"The jury deliberated over the course of two days, convicting Dyson of second-degree murder and four counts related to theft and credit-card misuse."

The jury DID NOT convict Dyson of the more serious charge of 1st degree murder. THAT'S on them! That's the sad state of "justice" in America today....far too much misplaced sympathy for the miscreants among us.

Some have pointed to Dyson's pathetic confession as an indication of some racial animus, given that he tried to smear the dead victim to police: "The trial also revealed how Dyson — when interrogated by detectives last year — concocted a story that maligned the man he killed. In Dyson’s telling, Belvin made sexual advances and paid Dyson for sex to the point that he snapped. “Exploitation,” he called it.

"It was a suspect’s story that detectives pushed along, even if they didn’t believe it, prosecutors said. The detectives brought Dyson to the point of confessing, according to a video recording of the interrogation played for jurors.

“Do you remember where he was stabbed?” Sgt. Larry Haley asked him.

“I think the, down the chest,” said Dyson, who court records say was 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. “I was just, I just kept swinging. I kept swinging and swinging and swinging.”

"Haley later testified, as did Detective Beverely, Then they described the tactic they were employing — one that makes a suspect think he is shifting blame even as he is implicating himself." (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/man-convicted-in-brutal-stabbing-of-95-year-old-neighbor/2016/05/13/78ef5d74-178a-11e6-9e16-2e5a123aac62_story.html)

This is an absolutely horrific crime, but it's also an example of why I DON'T believe in, nor support "Hate Crimes" laws! Never have.

Personally, I don't care and I don't think Eric Dyson's motives matter here. I'm more than willing to accept the view that he did what crackheads so often do...committed a horrific crime of opportunity to feed his drug habit and when caught, tried to blame the victim, or do anything else he could to try and shift the blame away from himself for his craven and cowardly act.

SAME thing with James Byrd's killers (http://www.nytimes.com/1998/06/10/us/black-man-fatally-dragged-in-a-possible-racial-killing.html). I don't care whether they were, or were not motivated by race, or any other damned thing. I'm glad they were caught and tried in Texas, which had no "Hate Crimes" laws, but DID have the death penalty...unlike New York, which HAS "Hate Crimes" laws and rarely, if ever utilizes Capital punishment. James Byrd's killers almost certainly would've gotten far LESS justice in New York.

Sadly, for the interests of justice, Mr. Belvin was murdered in Maryland...another liberal state that rarely delivers anything like, "Texas styled justice."

The saddest thing in all this is that a, by all accounts exceptional man, one of "The GREATEST Generation," who'd fought and bled for this country's freedom was, at the end of his life cut down by a pathetic and despicable coward of the sort that not only has no understanding, let alone appreciation for America's freedoms, but wouldn't have, on his best day, ever stood and fought for his country.

Sickeningly and pathetically SAD!...
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