There’s a scene in ‘The Sting‘ where Robert Shaw’s character is asking Redford how Newman wins every poker game. Redford’s character is setting him up for a bigger sting so he says flat out, “He cheats.” That’s like with the Democrats, you don’t have to ask ‘do they cheat?’ The question is how much? This picture was spotted on Gab this morning showing some sort of communication device on Biden’s left wrist. So that whenever he coughed or gesticulated, it was inches from his ears. Everyone thought beforehand there would be an earpiece, so the Democrats got creative. Photos clearly show a device in Hillary’s ear in 2016. This could be a faked photo. But I doubt it. I wouldn’t want to have much money wagered on this election. ‘The Sting’ is a perfect analogy when you think about it, our government has always been a con job.
Somewhere along the line America went off the rails. It is unclear when this happened, or why. But without question, this country is most certainly in the ditch. I realize every preceding generation believes that the one after it is worthless as shit, but I really believe that is so this time. Pop culture is in the toilet, poisoning the mind. Academia is openly teaching Marxist revolution. In politics it was revealed in the latest Woodward book that Mattis and others in the US Military contemplated a coup on President Trump.
Catholic politicians and voters are lifelong proabortion Democrats and see no contradiction. Leftists have been rioting in the streets without prosecution for the past 5 years. Name a landmark movie in the past 40 years? Educational standards have been declining for 60 years. At $26 trillion in debt the government is insolvent. Because of nonexistent borders, the country to the south has 30 million of their residents in our country.
I keep coming back to what I see as the turning point for this country, the late sixties. Watergate, Vietnam, race riots, assassinations, rampant drug abuse. Then there were the “Carter years”, malaise, Anita Bryant taking a pie in the face for telling us exactly what was going to happen by mainstreaming sexual perversion (boys thinking they’re girls, normalizing pedophilia, gender surgery, not knowing what bathroom to go into).
Below is a YouTube video: “A drive through 1940’s Los Angeles!” Tell me that’s the same country? California is America’s ‘canary in the coalmine‘.
[When I was looking for 60s era baseball photos I ran across this one of pitching legend Sandy Koufax (if you want fun look at a series demonstrating his pitching motion, you wouldn’t think the human body is capable of what he did with his body). What seeing this picture did was remind me of something I noticed the other day: Where are the sports legends? Back in the day even a casual observer of baseball knew the names Mantle, Marris, Mays, Aaron, Drysdale, Rose, Bench, Jackson, Brock, Wills and other players. In basketball you knew Chamberlin, West, Russell, Havlicek, Unseld, Jabbar, Erving and more. Boxing: Ali, Patterson, Frazier, Foreman, Norton and on and on. Football: Unitas, Namath, Gabriel, Stabler, Simpson, Brown, Staubach… The same phenomena is in popular music. They’re not going to be playing the simpletons of today 50 years from now on an oldies station, but they will still be playing Elton John and Billy Joel. They ain’t gonna be showing reruns of Modern Family 50 years from now, but they will be showing Andy Griffith. Here is who I know of from today: Basketball LeBron James. Music Taylor Swift. Off the top of my head I cannot name you a single football player (whoops QB Tom Brady), baseball player or a current TV show. I don’t think its all OFS (old fart syndrome), I think there’s something there.]
SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg dies and we’re supposed to ignore what she stood for? Sorry, I can’t. She was as rabid a baby killer as they come. She was a new-wave justice that thought law derived from international precedent should be used as a basis to determine domestic law. She acted like a petulant 7th grader when Trump got the nomination, saying she’d move to New Zealand if he was elected.
And the utter selfishness that is so common in Washington: She knew she was terminally ill. Did it ever once occur to her, “You know maybe it would be better for the 330,000,000 people of this land, if they had a fully functioning person sitting on the most important court in the country?” Oh hell no, not her. Her own selfish interests were all that mattered. The concept of putting the country first would never occur to her. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
“Government does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else. “
— P. J. O’Rourke
[See I thought P.J. O’Rourke was this obnoxious Trump hating redhead with a beard. Brent Bozell?
This guy looks like an intelligent and rational person. I was wrong, he’s just another Trump hater.]
This quote in one sentence says everything that is wrong with the typical American’s way of thinking: The government doesn’t make you rich and the government doesn’t “solve” problems. Something so basic, something so well understood by our founders and by our founding documents. Where did that understanding go? How did we get so stupid? Politicians are work averse, they are incapable of accomplishing anything productive.
[People will never figure it out, but Republicans are the Washington Generals (the Harlem Globetrotter’s opponent). Their role is to be this strawman opponent that the Democrats can rail against and point to, then lose. I can name you Democrat victories going back to 1910 (gun control, the Federal Reserve, The New Deal, Great Society, the income tax…), but I can’t name you 1 Republican victory. The Republican Party is designed to be a Blackhole, sucking up all conservative time, energy and money, while producing nothing. Freedom will live when the Republican Party dies. – me]
“All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”
— H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
“There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc., that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”
— Karl Marx (1818-1883)
“[T]he State’s criminality is nothing new and nothing to be wondered at. It began when the first predatory group of men clustered together and formed the State, and it will continue as long as the State exists in the world, because the State is fundamentally an anti-social institution, fundamentally criminal. The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation — that is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning-and-exploiting class and a propertyless dependent class — that is, for a criminal purpose. No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient.”
— Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945) American libertarian author, Georgist, The Criminality of the State, America Mercury Magazine, March, 1939
[Liberty Tree outdid themselves once again. 3 for 3. The proof of these 3 quotes exposing the reality of government is witnessed everyday around the world. The state of utter dysfunction cannot be denied. The unneeded misery. Its not conjecture, its observable. Yet here in America people in election years often speak of government as a “problem solver”. I immediately wonder, “What is it government ever ‘solved’?”]
It seems appropriate somehow that Charlton Heston’s post apocalyptic epic Omega Man is playing this Sunday morning. Large parts of America are now engulfed in lawless anarchy. Everywhere the BLM/Antifa terrorists have exerted their influence they seem to have defeated the hapless police. Like the terrorists themselves, police act real tough when they have a numbers or weapons advantage. But when the odds are somewhat even, the cops cower in helplessness.
On most sites the commentary dismisses this as the disgruntled lashing out of a few malcontents. Nobody is looking at why this is happening. The picture above is of 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse. As someone put it, the police have abandoned the streets to the terrorists, and its a few brave people like Kyle standing up for civilization. The Democrats want as much chaos as possible before the election. They are helping the anarchy by their passivity.
That is one of the funniest things out of all this, just how incapable the cops are. They think they’re going to die stopping a little 73 year old lady for a speeding ticket. I can imagine how terrified they are with angry armed organized young adults operating in the darkness. I often wonder what cops think they were hiring on for? The majority of them don’t seem emotionally capable for the job at hand.
But back to the why. Big societal movements die out if they don’t have traction, an underlying reason to exist. Undergirding all this is communism (socialism, whatever). Our leaders like to pretend America is the land of laissez faire free market capitalism. Bullshit, never has been, never will be. We operate under a system of corporatism. Corporations own Congress. Anybody that doesn’t admit that is a liar or a fool.
During the good times there was enough to go around for everybody. But now things are getting stretched. The pendulum swung too far away from the people. We’re trying to take in the world in our immigration system on top of our outlandish guest worker programs. Our regulatory and tax structures encouraged our tax base of good jobs to go to China and Mexico. We’re still trying to be the world’s policeman.
It was too much. Karma’s a bitch. They wouldn’t play fair with people, and now some of those people are trying to replace the system.
What’s funny is this movie is nearly 50 years old.
“The Omega Man is a 1971 American post-apocalyptic action film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston as a survivor of a global pandemic. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson. The film’s producer, Walter Seltzer, went on to work with Heston again in the dystopian science-fiction film Soylent Green in 1973.”
‘They Live‘ was a fun little movie with a very likeable guy by the name of Roddy Piper. Roddy was a Canadian “wrestler” for probably 30 years (its a little hard to nail down). He was a also a boxer and a Judo blackbelt. I always like guys like him. I’d heard the name but didn’t know who he was when I saw the 1988 movie ‘They Live’ several years after it came out. Never have seen the whole thing I don’t think.
The premise is pretty simple, ‘Nada’ is given a pair of sunglasses from an old geezer on his deathbed that allows him to see past the aliens façade that are controlling society from key positions in academia, media, business, politics and the like. They have infiltrated culture and with their subliminal messaging are controlling America.
When I first saw it I thought it was a metaphor for Jewish control of banking, media, foundations and the like. A reviewer on IMDB thought it was “obviously” a reaction to the consumerism of the Reagan 80’s. Which would be a stretch, since the John Carpenter film was based on a 1963 short story. I like my idea better.
Either way its a simple and interesting premise that works for a number of circumstances. The latest was when I read Andrew Torba on Gab lamenting the failures of the Republican Party. I simply pointed out to him (40ish) that when you get old the blinders come off and you can see clearly that its all been a farce. I have my own pair of “sunglasses” now.
These the Protocols of the Elders of Zion I have never seen before. I’ve always heard them described of course as “anti-Semitic“, but never have I actually seen what all the hubbub was about. It looks perfectly reasonable to me, from this list at least. I have not seen the actual book.
Q Anon. He’s been around for several years now. Completely under the radar. People like me knew about him of course, I mean ‘norms’ wouldn’t know about him. He is supposed to be a mid to high level intelligence operative. There is also a series of numbers and letters associated with him I won’t go into (WWG1WGA). He started on Twitter I believe (I definitely do not claim to be knowledgeable on the subject).
He gives these vague, tantalizing hints alleging insider knowledge of the Deep State and coming events. He hit the bigtime 2 days ago at a Presidential press conference. The reporter: “You don’t really believe you are saving children from a high-level satanic cult within our government as alleged by Q?” It was about as subtle as a question the day before: “Do you have a problem with a black woman as vice presidential candidate for the Democrats?”
Anyway, Q made the news. As I spotted on Gab, there were 80 articles the next day ridiculing Q. As the old saying goes, you take flak when you’re over the target. The articles ran in the same vein as, “Debunked conspiracy theory“, “Baseless accusations“, “False allegations“. A clip on Bret Baier’s ‘Special Report’ was one of the funniest. He and the reporter-ette were desperate in their insistence that “There’s nothing there! Nothing!”
Normally the media is all over a sex scandal like white on rice, but not this time. In fact the main culprit Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on high level child sex abuse charges exactly 1 year ago (Epstein didn’t kill himself). Then 1 year later after he assumed room temperature his key lieutenant Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested. This list of visitors to Epstein Island start to come out showing a trail of Washington DC politicians and luminaries, yet no curiosity from the media.
Records now come out that the FBI was completely familiar with all this 15 years ago, yet did nothing. There’s a lot of smoke, but nobody is looking for a fire. I just find that odd. That’s a bit odd isn’t it? But my main point isn’t to try and dazzle you with my knowledge of Q or the Deep State, its to suggest “the fix” is in. Chaos helps keep things hidden. And there is plenty of chaos on the internet.
There really are “Russian agents” sowing discord on the world wide web. There are other people who are simply pricks that find extreme joy if one of there fake stories take off. 4 years ago that bullshit almost got people killed. A man went to the Comet Pizzeria pictured below with a loaded rifle to “get to the bottom” of the child sex trafficking claims of the DC establishment.
General Flynn’s son, a basement at the place, and a continual drip drip drip of “evidence” pushed Edgar Welch over the edge. That’s all that was required for the media – industrial complex. Because Welch was a “nut”, everything associated with Washington and child trafficking was now ‘fake news’. He singlehandedly discredited everything. Now (even with the arrests of Epstein and Maxwell) all the media has to say is “pizza gate” and poof! It all goes up in a puff of smoke.
Its a strange situation. There really are Russians sowing discord. There really are pricks just wanting to see their fake stories go viral. And there really are child traffickers (Epstein and Maxwell) providing the rich and famous with sexual services. And there really are media wanting to make damn sure none of this goes anywhere.
“Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
— George Orwell
[Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) British author
Source: “1984” by George Orwell, 1950
“[C]lassical political theory, with its Stoical, Christian, and juristic key-conceptions (natural law, the value of the individual, the rights of man), has died. The modern State exists not to protect our rights but to do us good or make us good — anyway, to do something to us or to make us something. Hence the new name ‘leaders’ for those who were once ‘rulers’. We are less their subjects than their wards, pupils, or domestic animals. There is nothing left of which we can say to them, ‘Mind your own business.‘“
— C. S. Lewis
(1898-1963), British novelist
Source: Willing Slaves of the Welfare State, first published in The Observer on July 20, 1958
“Socialism is the idea that violent force is an appropriate response to peaceful, voluntary exchange.”
— Frank J. Fleming
American columnist, author, satirist
Source: Twitter Oct 13, 2015
[The fella who runs Liberty Tree up in Canada does a fantastic job throughout the year sending daily quotes 5 times a week. Every few months or so he hits a homerun that is so topical it amazes you. America here on 7/27/20 is experiencing a communist insurgency like no other time. All 3 of these quotes deal directly with that attack even though they were written 70 years, 62 years and 5 years ago. Its not that America hasn’t been experiencing socialist attacks the past 100 years, its just that now they are so blatant about it and it has become so mainstream. These 3 are the type of quality of quotes that before I would have first put on Facebook and Gab in the mistaken notion that others might benefit from seeing them. I have since come to the conclusion that people are morons, more interested in factoids than wisdom. More interested in getting upset with AOC, “She’s stupid!” Or wound up about the latest Bill that Pelosi is trying to hustle through the House, than they are in learning from history. But anyway, 2 of these quotes are from the fifties! Telling us 2 things: None of this is new, and secondly, you were warned. You were just too stupid to listen.]
“After several delegates had spoken on the issue, Patrick Henry rose from his seat in the third pew and took the floor. A Baptist minister who was watching the proceedings would later describe him as having “an unearthly fire burning in his eye.” Just what happened next has long been a subject of debate. Henry spoke without notes, and no transcripts of his exact words have survived to today. The only known version of his remarks was reconstructed in the early 1800s by William Wirt, a biographer who corresponded with several men that attended the Convention. According to this version, Henry began by stating his intention to “speak forth my sentiments freely” before launching into an eloquent warning against appeasing the Crown.
“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided,” he said, “and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House?”
Henry then turned his attention to the British troops mobilizing across the colonies. “Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation?” he asked. “Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? …Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other.”
As he continued speaking, Henry’s dulcet tones began to darken with anger. “Excitement began to play more and more upon his features,” the minister later said. “The tendons of his neck stood out white and rigid like whipcords.”
“Our petitions have been slighted,” Henry said, “our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne…we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
Henry stood silent for a moment, letting his defiant words hang in the air. When he finally began speaking again, it was in a thunderous bellow that seemed to shake “the walls of the building and all within them.” His fellow delegates leaned forward in their seats as he reached his crescendo.
“The war is actually begun!” Henry cried. “The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”
As he spoke, Henry held his wrists together as though they were manacled and raised them toward the heavens. “Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
(We’re going to have to fight for it. Governments don’t give freedom, you take it.)