Walking while black in West Des Moines

This video by KCCI – TV was uploaded 11/14/18. I believe I heard the officer say the area was 58th and Aspen (in West Des Moines) at one point. Its a fascinating look at an incident in your own backyard, especially as it took place a year and a half before the Ahmaud Arbery case in Georgia. Cops, who often confuse themselves with God, think that they have the right to demand a citizen “show his papers”. Swear to God they’ve opened fire on a person because the ‘report’ said “he had a gun”.

A report can say a lot of things. In fact the Des Moines cops had an interesting interaction with this very TV station, KCCI. Approximately 10 years ago the station manager after the 10 pm newscast called to report loud bangs and breaking glass outside their station. A cameraman (Spencer Vaughn) went outside to wait for police, who drove up and opened fire at him. Luckily, being police, they missed.

The unfortunate thing about the incident in the video involving West Des Moines Police and ‘walking man’, is it doesn’t look like they got their ass sued off.

[Thanks to the Waterloo Courier for having the article on the station incident, ‘Police mistakenly fire at Des Moines TV cameraman‘, 10/14/10. Not to mention spouse beater Officer Cody Grimes back on the force??]

Interesting map

The Bell Curve boiled down is represented by this map. It displays historical average Intelligent Quotient by race and region across the globe. Since the IQ Test was developed over 100 years ago, the amount of variance has been negligible. Many “answers” have been given for the obvious differences in native intelligence. Nutrition, environment, language structure and many others. All I know is this map represents areas of dysfunction very well.

This is a map of poverty. Ignorance. Susceptibility to authoritarian regimes. Bloody religions. Stagnant societies. Reduced life spans. Stunted cultural developments. Every malady known to man is represented in direct correlation to this IQ map. There is one aberration; China. The idea that their average IQ would be 105 is incomprehensible to me. They strike me as a backwards, evil society. Other than China its a perfect roadmap.

In Africa you have grass huts and in South America you have wood huts. No surprise. You look at the 3 areas of the globe that have a functioning society (America, Europe, Australia), and there is no surprise, they were started by civilized white men. Every “stereotype” is reinforced by this map. My theory is twofold. You can’t address a problem until you acknowledge it. And secondly, truth is not your enemy, lies are. I will go to my grave believing that ‘ugly truth’ is better than pretty little lies.

The question that occurred to me as I took a last look at the map is, “Are the red, brown and beige areas capable of self-government?” They haven’t been up to this point.

Three Came Home

People don’t want to see disaster coming. In the opening months of WW II American author Agnes Newton Keith (played by Claudette Colbert) along with her 4 year old son and husband are swept up into the horror of Japanese prison camps in Borneo (the title is in reference to all 3 of them surviving). She had a month or so after Pearl Harbor before the Japs took over Borneo. A month to think, “I wonder if we should get the hell out of here?” In the film they don’t even seriously consider evacuating the women and children. They have this bizarre attitude so many people do in the face of disaster. They think that somehow their determination, guts, perseverance, courage or something will decide how events turnout.

You’ll see this time and again with hurricanes, or forest fires, or flooding, or urban unrest or military incursions. People don’t want to face reality. They don’t want to see events in the clear light of day. They think, “Oh that humongous forest fire will go around our house because of my guts and determination!” No…. that forest fire is going to do exactly what it wants to do. In the film it was incomprehensible that Mrs. Newton and her son should stay in Borneo 1 week after Pearl Harbor. Everyone knew this was war, in fact it was the last time Congress ever declared war. Tensions had been worsening with Japan for years, and in the final months before conflict it was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

A blind man could see war was coming. The same thing happened in Europe. Many, many Jews saw what was coming, they left. Other Jews with access to the same information stayed. How is this possible? Why did people with the same information see that it was imperative to leave at all costs? And the other group thought, “Oh we’ll ride it out with guts and determination!” What poppycock! Its the same lack of logic when people say, “Oh I don’t believe in hell.” Or, “I don’t believe in God.” What you ‘believe’ is irrelevant, what ‘is‘ is what matters.

This movie caused me to see the ridiculousness of the situation in America with this pandemic. I promptly put that thought into a post on Facebook. Which immediately got me banned. “Americans are too stupid to see the seriousness of the situation. Whitmer, Newsom, Cuomo, the idiot in Virginia, are simply the vanguard of a totalitarian regime taking over America. They could be removed now, but Americans will wait too long, until they can no longer be removed.” What I was saying is that if you wish to get rid of these wannabe Hitler’s, you had better do it now before they get anymore power.

This is like September 2, 1939, the day after Hitler’s army invaded Poland. Or December 8, 1941, the day after Pearl. If you didn’t see it before, there’s no missing it now. Its here. There’s no more ignoring the signs. This is America’s warning. Whitmer, Newsom, Cuomo, Fauci, these little tyrants are only going to get worse. They’re only going to gather more power. More leverage over you, more control over you. You don’t “get back” freedom. You fight for it, or you lose it. You fight them now, or you won’t have the means to fight later.

Judges are out of control, Governors are out of control, Congress is out of control. This is it. Showtime! They are printing money out of thin air. They are making ‘rules’ out of thin air. They are telling healthy people they have to quarantine. They are denying people life saving Hydroxychloroquine and zinc treatment. The last means of returning the government to the people (that doesn’t involve gunpowder) is a Convention of the States or a Constitutional Convention. There is no other way. 30 years ago a book was written called, ‘Don’t Shoot the Bastards Yet’. Using the nuclear clock analogy, it is 3 minutes till midnight.

These changes must happen or this country is finished:

1.) Term limits

2.) No money from lobbyists

3.) End of the Federal Reserve

4.) End of corporate subsidies

5.) End to government education

Liberty Tree quotes

“I would like to call upon America to be more careful with its trust and prevent those who because of short-sightedness and still others out of self-interest, from falsely using the struggle for peace and for social justice to lead you down a false road. Because they are trying to weaken you; they are trying to disarm your strong and magnificent country in the face of this fearful threat. I call upon you: ordinary working men of America, do not let yourselves become weak.”
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (June 30, 1975)

“The seven blunders that human society commits and cause all the violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience,
knowledge without character, commerce without morality,
science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principles.”
— Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

“As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not itself worthy of trust. Laws disarming honest citizens proclaim that the government is the master, not the servant, of the people.”
— Jeffrey R. Snyder – A Nation of Cowards

“My grandmother wanted me to have an education,
so she kept me out of school.”
— Margaret Mead – Cultural anthropologist and author

“Reaching consensus in a group is often
confused with finding the right answer.”
— Norman Mailer

“The brave man inattentive to his duty,
is worth little more to his country than
the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”
— Andrew Jackson

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can make for us or spare us.”
— Marcel Proust

“The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.”
— John Kenneth Galbraith

“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
–Omar Bradley – Armistice Day speech 1948

A compilation of quotes from Liberty Tree of Canada

“The coming epidemic of shortages”

I have a fascination sometimes with the Soviet Union. Other people obsess over the 12 year period of Nazi Germany. To me that was a relatively short “one-off”. A nut propped up to be used as a tool by the Elites to fulfill their agenda. The Soviet Union on the other hand lasted for 74 years. They also had 9 leaders to my count. It can’t be dismissed as an aberration. What can be learned from the Soviet Union hasn’t been as well publicized as it should have in my opinion. Which makes sense if you admit the education system in America has been taken over by socialists, who wants to admit their failures?

I imagine cultural anthropologists could tell you volumes on the successes and failures of the Soviet Union. If you had the time and inclination to read all the books on the subject. Probably one of the failures of our system is the lack of distillation of all this information into an absorbable form. My point of all this is to try and assimilate a recent article from World Net Daily that I used as the title of this post. March 15, 2020 was a pivotal date in my mind (just short of 2 months ago).

It was the first time in my life I had ever experienced a shortage of a good I wanted to buy. People from shitholes are no doubt used to shortages, America was not supposed to be a shithole. In that incredible writing style I have its doubly ironic, as the shortage was toilet paper (toilet paper/shithole, get it? Its funny). Being a Cold Warrior from way back, I’m surprised I didn’t think of it myself. But it took this WND article looking at the infamous shortages in the Soviet Union, to see what might be in store for us.

I think WND missed it in one respect. They seem to think Americans being “paid unemployment not to produce anything” is going to result in shortages in the months ahead. I disagree simply from the respect that modern America doesn’t make that much. I think they did nail it in a psychological observation though. It begins with the humble shopping bag. They said the reusable shopping bag was invented in the Soviet Union, and it had nothing to do with being ‘green’.

They said the cloth bag was something a woman could fold up and put in her purse, or a man could put in his lunch pail, and have with them at all time. The reason they wanted that was so if they happened upon an item in the store that hadn’t been available, they’d be able to snatch it up at a moments notice. The Soviet Union being world famous for its shortages. Then they hit upon something I’d never heard before. A lesson for us.

Bread was forever in short supply in the USSR. But they said you could often find loaves of moldy bread in dumpsters. Why would that be? Why would people be throwing away a commodity in such short supply? Because whenever the artificially low-priced bread was available, they’d whip out their shopping bag and buy way more than they needed! Its a psychological need. I see it now myself. I probably haven’t used rubbing alcohol 10 times in my life, but now that its not available, I want it! They created the bread shortages by buying more than they could use.

Toilet paper is a funny little story. On 3/15 when the shortage started, I was able to soon buy 2 packs of 18 rolls. I had never figured out how long a roll lasted. I found out it lasted 2 weeks. 36 rolls times 2 weeks a roll, works out to 72 weeks of toilet paper. That’s almost a year and a half of toilet paper I now have. Okay I’m a little embarrassed. But (butt) imagine the people who filled up their garage? Or basement? Or spare room with toilet paper? Shortages beget hoarding, and hoarding begets shortages. Chicken / egg.

I talked to a clerk at Walmart one day trying to get a feel for the supply chain to the store. This was in early April and Walmart was letting people walk out with a case of toilet paper! That’s 24 packages of toilet paper! These loons are now into the 2030’s with their supply. I suppose they could pass it on to their kids in a sort of heirloom situation. Another item is alcohol wipes. I probably didn’t use maybe 12 a year in picnic situations or at the State Fair when I need to wipe my hands without water. People now have hundreds of them, if not thousands.

Walmart used to have a very well stocked array of bandanas. Well as soon as it was discovered that they could work as a makeshift mask (to make up for the nonexistent commercial ones), they disappeared too. I almost forgot the meat shortages, beef, chicken and pork. Early on those shining examples of corporate citizenship, meatpackers, told their illegals they had to come to work even if sick, or they’d be fired. Well guess what happened?

Packing plants became the epicenter of outbreaks. So of course the authorities shutdown the meat processors. As wise people have known throughout the centuries, its when people get hungry that change happens. That’s when people get desperate. What will be the outcome of the coming unrest is not clear to me. Americans have become fat and lazy in most respects. They’ve had it so cushy for so long they don’t know how to rebel.

Couple that with technology that makes it so easy to ride herd on a populace, I frankly don’t see how a government could be overthrown. Not that people would choose the right path anyway. They could just as easily choose a more authoritarian socialism as they might a reversion back to our more limited government roots. Unrest is coming. The social fabric held together during the Great Depression of the 30s because we were 1 people. Warts and all.

That’s no longer the case. We have 30 million Mexicans in country that (most) have no allegiance to this country. A substantial Muslim population trying to install a system of Sharia Law. A declining number of the white population that identifies as Christian. A black population that’s as dysfunctional as ever. Cultural pathologies they didn’t have in the 1930s. The institutions that held this country together at one time, no longer exist.

We are not the nation we were in 1989 that amazed Boris Yeltsin. A trip to a Randall’s grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas turned out to be a pivotal moment in Russian history. Unfortunately too few Americans have heard the story. Boris and company made an impromptu stop at a small town grocery store to pickup some item. He could not believe the untold bounty in the store. The “luxury” available to everyday Americans that was not available to even the Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev.

As they point out in the article, up until the recent pandemic, Amazon and Walmart took that one step further and were fighting to see who could deliver that bounty to your door. But if WND is correct, that luxury will not be continuing. The generation that lived through the Depression and WW II has now largely died off. They were perhaps better adjusted for societal upheaval. They had dealt with cataclysmic events. The generation following, my generation, hasn’t faced that.

And if my generation is unprepared for the coming events, imagine where the Gen Xers are? The Millennials? If we’re not on the cusp of change, I would be very surprised. As Jesus said, you can’t rob the house of a strongman until you bind him. You can’t replace the system of a strong America, until you first tear it down. Mission accomplished.

“Thomas Paine said that the biblical Jesus Christ NEVER existed! So why do Americans keep invoking religion in politics & government?”

“Interesting argument. Anybody who rejects JC self identifies as a moron of course, but its true our government was not intended as a theocracy. But yet it does operate as exactly that with the Religion of Humanism.”

There was an interesting little article on World Net Daily from Franklin Graham. His point was that the response we are seeing from government isn’t about a virus its about control. He said never in our history have we quarantined the healthy. He foresees government wanting to keep these totalitarian powers even after the current crisis.

The title of this post is a comment from an assumed atheist after the article. I of course put up the brilliant response. It wasn’t until I’d thought about it a little that I realized Franklin hadn’t “invoked religion” in the article at all. He simply focused on government overreach. But the commenter has a valid point in general about American politics. One side believing we’re a Christian nation and the other that there’s this shifting wall of separation of Church and State.

It happens all the time with Republicans. In Iowa one of the most prominent examples is radio personality and party delegate Tammara Scott. She regularly invokes God (!) while talking politics, one of the most obvious was when Bob Vander Platts ran for Governor. The religious right in the state thought sure if we could replace that scurvy knave Branstad with Bob, then we’d have a Christian Iowa by golly!

I don’t know if they envisioned religious teachings in the schools and a picture of Jesus on the wall behind the teacher, or what. That’s the battle: Are Christians to be invisible outside their home? Or are we to have the free exercise thereof? It mainly comes down to the schools. That’s where most people get lost. To explain to them that its government that should be removed from the schools is simply incomprehensible to them.

Prior to 1900 or so this problem was avoided as government was not in the schools. Then John Dewey singlehandedly destroyed America, in a slow motion fashion. Someone’s “values” are going to be taught to children, its just a matter of whose. Americans were not sophisticated enough to recognize the New Religion being taught.

But make no mistake, Humanism is a religion.

Cinco de Mayo

Some people think its a celebration of Karl Marx’s birthday May 5, 1818. Given Mexico’s version of socialism is to rob from the poor to give to the rich, I can see that. Then I read it was about the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862 at Puebla (though they did turn around and lose, and France installed its puppet Maximillian anyway).

I love the way TCM celebrates it! Its as delicious as May 5, 2015 when then candidate Donald Trump ate a taco salad at Trump Towers while giving his online Cinco de Mayo Twitter message. The only thing missing was a sombrero. No, TCM on May 5th discovers Mexican movies like they discover black movies on Martin Luther King Day. Hardly condescending at all.

I couldn’t believe the good fortune of having Cinco de Mayo fall on Taco Tuesday! What were the chances? ¡Ay, caramba! TCM is playing ‘Sombrero!‘ – 1953, not to be patronizing at all. Now their travelogue is ‘Historic Mexico City‘. The feature following is: ‘Viva Villa!‘ Next up was ‘The Robin Hood of Eldorado‘. Now its ‘The Fugitive‘ – 1947, with Frito bandito Henry Fonda as a “revolutionary priest fleeing a central American dictatorship”. You couldn’t write this script.

No I thought to properly celebrate Cinco de Mayo would involve celebrating the endemic corruption of the Mexican government, owned and operated for the elite. The drug cartels who buy their safety and longevity from the corrupt government. A culture that celebrates animal abuse (bulls, fighting cocks and dogs). The cultural Catholics that tolerate a machismo rape culture. A celebration of the ignorance and sloth that seems a permanent fixture of Mexico.

I guess in the end what gets celebrated the most on Cinco de Mayo is drinking. Something they are particularly good at.

Magic Dirt

Magic Dirt Theory. The idea that where a person lives determines their behavior, when in reality it’s the people who live in a given location that determine if said location is safe or not. Liberals sure believe in the magic dirt theory–they think that if they move DeShawn out of the ghetto and into the rich white suburbs, he’ll suddenly be a good student and make something of himself.”

MDT (Magic Dirt Theory) is on both the micro and the macro levels. Urban sociologists used it as justification for busing as an example in the late 60s and early 70s (and beyond). Operating on the idea that if you take Tyrone out of the ghetto, you will then be taking the ghetto out of Tyrone. Yeah. On a global scale, the globalists feel that the only place on the globe that can support a functioning society is the United States of America. Therefore the entire contents of the globe must be brought here.

Yeah. One of the things that will drive you crazy about liberals is the glaring contradictions. There are countries like Saudi Arabia, China, South Korea and Japan that do not take any immigrants to become citizens. They will take guest workers for a year or so, but there is absolutely no transition to citizenship. Yet America takes in more immigrants than the rest of the world combined. Top that off with ungodly amounts of illegal immigration, and you have White Replacement Theory.

WRT being the idea that since you core group of freedom lovers won’t vote the “right” way (i.e. Trump), we’ll bring in people who will. Hitler had the same idea, “It doesn’t matter what you think, we have your children.” (only he said it in German) But getting back to MDT, Mexico is a prime example. It is so rich in natural resources, good climate, located between two continents, ports on two oceans, yet for the masses they might as well not exist. If ever there was a country for the 1%.

America acts as a pressure relief valve. Revolution never boils over because the ones with any gumption just go north. If we had a border, that would force things to come to a head in Mexico City. But as the wealthy in both countries benefit from the status quo, it will never change. Liberals don’t help. They don’t demand change in Mexico City, they just demand we keep the border open. They demand illegals get the same benefits as Americans.

The idea that Mexicans should damn well stay in their own country and make a go of it there, never occurs to them. They like oppression. The oppressed need a nanny state. In the end, we just end up importing dysfunction.

So where’s Gloria Allred?

Celebrity ambulance chaser Gloria Allred is normally first on the scene of a sex crime – when the accused is a Republican. Strangely in the case of Joe Biden and Tara Reade, she’s nowhere to be found. Nor are the dozen or so women’s groups who were all over the Kavanaugh hearings. The “National Organization for Liberal Women” is deathly quiet. CNN which is said to have done 700 articles on Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh has done exactly 1 on Biden / Reade.

I just realized (9/30/20) that this post applies perfectly to another case, Ghislaine Maxwell. The associate of Jeffrey Epstein who ran an underage prostitution ring for powerful Washington and Hollywood types. Normally the national media is on a sex scandal like a fat kid on a donut. Yet strangely, they’re nowhere to found when a Democrat is involved. Neither is Gloria Allred. What a perfect opportunity to be sitting beside her underage clients on CNN, being interviewed about the traumas they faced at the hands of their Democrat clients.

Trump wants to kill the Post Office

Trump’s hatred for Bezos is clouding his judgement to the big picture. All of the Postal debt until the pandemic was from Congress using the Service as a cash cow. In 2006 Congress needed the money for the Iraq war so they told the Service you’re going to pay us $75 billion over the next 10 years. We’re going to couch that demand under the pretense of “prepayment of retiree healthcare” (which no one else in the world is required to do). Guess what? No one could absorb a $7.5 billion annual debt that came out of nowhere. The USPS was solvent until Congress used them for cash. That and Trump is a real estate developer. The push to sell the Post Office has never been about who delivers grandma’s birthday card, its about getting hold of the most prime real estate in every metropolitan area in the country. The Post Office holds prime downtown real estate in every city in the country. That’s what they’re after.

Congress cannot abide a pile of cash. They have to steal it. Its their nature. People do not realize the degree of jeopardy their IRAs and 401Ks are in.

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