Next verse, same as the first!

It’s only Tuesday and I’m already feeling the urge to scream for multiple reasons, which seems to be the norm for me now. I’ve taught elementary, middle and high school in my adult life, and even dealing with moody teens and making them pay attention to boring lectures is easier than what I do and have to deal with daily these days. Primarily, you see me on Twitter, replying to people who have something so totally wrong as to be laughable, but the fact that so many of them block, mute, or defend their statements proves the same thing, that we have a crisis of education in this country. Recently, Jim Acosta was at a White House press briefing, when he was told by the President that he was done, and to relinquish the microphone, after which he laid hands on a young female intern, which led to the revocation of his hard pass to the White House. A hard pass just allows someone to access the White House without applying each day for a Press Pass, yet CNN and Acosta are suing, alleging that his not having unfettered access to a private residence and someone’s place of work violates the Fifth Amendment, which is insane. The Fifth Amendment does not address the press, access to any location, or anything of the sort. Rather, it protects American Citizens from being prosecuted for certain crimes without a Grand Jury, or when it involves the Military or Militia, double jeopardy and self incrimination. The last line also states that you cannot be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process, or your land taken for public use without fair payment.

It’s very likely that CNN and Acosta will claim the hard pass being revoked is property being taken, but it is not the property of the person using it, it is a privilege, but remains property of the person granting it. Acosta can still, each day, request a Press Pass, but he doesn’t like that, as he believes himself to be the whole of the free press, and above the rules.

With the world watching as Broward County Florida tries to manufacture a DNC win, it’s no surprise that Acosta thinks this, as he’s been praised by those working to steal power, and given power when they hold office, leading to his sense of entitlement. Foreign leaders, ironically those who are presiding over a country being invaded then attacked from within, order the United States to open our borders and allow anyone in without any questions, others tell us our rights must be surrendered, and far more, all the while those who sit in lofty positions, guarded by what they call evil, order us to obey those we did not elect. This must stop, or this country will fall in our lifetime, and this can happen if the crisis of education is addressed. For adults who are woefully ignorant, we must constantly educate them as to their ignorance. Be that by providing resources, such as sending copies of the Constitution, or just other items, which prove them wrong, while children must be educated properly, which involves removing teachers who are not performing, while rewarding those who do. If that happens, the number of children spouting off about things and being wrong then attacking those correcting them will decline, or should. This will have other effects as well. As you may know, I work in Customer Service at the moment, and at least two or three times every day, I’m asked how to do something, and I reply with a detailed list of steps, in almost all cases, numbered and presented on separate lines, only to be asked, basically, “but how do I do that?” If you were asked how to watch a movie on a computer, and replied with

1 – Turn on the computer
2 – Open Google Chrome
3 – Enter www.netflix.com in the address bar and press enter
4 – Log in
5 – Find the preferred movie by searching or clicking the tile on the main website
6 – click the icon at bottom right to enter full screen if desired
7 – Enjoy your movie

What would you say if asked, “OK, but how do I watch a movie online?” This scenario is also why I say I won’t be surprised to see, in my lifetime, a store such as Best Buy sued for not serving someone lunch, or someone sue a business because they were arrested for public indecency because they asked where the restrooms are, are told they’re in the back, then the person goes outside and urinates on the parking lot, then claims “they told me the wrong place!” Yes, I know these are extreme and insane scenarios, but the entitlement mentality is so pervasive, it really is only a matter of time before someone truly believes they have a right to be right, and when Best Buy won’t cook them a steak, or when they decide “nope, the parking lot is the toilet” and are told they’re wrong, they believe it’s an actual attack on their person. You only need to look at social media to see the beginnings of this. Saturday afternoon, I found a story about Sarah Silverman saying she’s “surprised Trump doesn’t make her wear a Star of David.” Naturally, I called her out for her idiocy, then I was told I must delete that tweet, which “engaged in targeted harassment” or I could not use Twitter any more. When I challenged this with Twitter, they simply deleted it for me then said I had to wait 13 hours before I could use Twitter again. We are now firmly into the world where liberals believe being told they’re wrong is “illegal” or “racism” or “sexism,” and Conservatives are hit daily with suspensions or bans for doing that. David Hogg (from Parkland) regularly just outright lies about someone or something, and when he’s corrected, he cries that he’s being bullied. Emma Gonzalez admitted she took part in bullying Cruz, who later attacked the school, then she cries about “being bullied” by those who ask her why she felt it was OK to bully someone.

We need a strong dose of reality and tough love or this country is doomed. Children caught lying about anything must be called out, and when they cry that you’re bullying them, you need to stand firm and remind them that “proving you wrong is not bullying, it’s using the truth.” When they cry about “their truth” reply with “well, my truth is that there is only the truth, and that means you’re still wrong.” Use their crap against them, don’t back down, because if we don’t stand firm and fight for what’s right, we will lose it all.

The Blame Game

For just over two years, we’ve heard nothing but cries of despair every time Congress or the President do anything. Liberals demand that this official or that be impeached, or that they recuse themselves from this or that, or in some other way, obey the party that lost the 2016 election. This is, however, not a new phenomenon. The 2000 election saw many similar things, with Democrats asking why George W Bush wasn’t appointing more Democrats to his cabinet to “keep an eye on him.” The question really, for me, is why we must obey only one party, no matter how the election goes? The answer, surprisingly, is actually fairly simple, entitlement. For just over twenty years, the idea of hard work and earning something has been under assault and we’re very close to a time when people will openly call for someone’s arrest, or defend their act of murder, because someone “denied their right” to be given money without working. Personally, I’ve been waiting to hear about one of the “protesters” in an “anti-fascist” group defending their killing of a conservative because they were “a bot” or “assaulted them” by speaking.
The mid 1990’s is where we see the shift begin that has led us to this point. Students prior to this time were told they must work hard, must study, and if they don’t they will fail and more. Now, students were never told they’d failed, they were just told “you did your best,” or later that it’s “their truth” and they should embrace it. And today, we have high school graduates who truly believe they have rights others do not, and rights others exercise which they don’t like can “just be changed” because they want to. Look again to 2016, and the multiple calls for the Electoral College to “just be done away with,” then the reactions when they were told it would take a Constitutional Amendment, which is not likely to happen. I personally was told more than once that I should be put in jail for hate speech when I told people they can’t “just change” the Constitution. I’ve been told people would come shoot me with my own pistol for not demonizing the NRA, and even had one lie and say I’d threatened him when I reported his threat to my life to the Police. I used to pity these people, now I just ignore them, but they still exist, and are causing more harm than good to society.

I personally don’t care what you do with your life, at least not until your life starts to negatively impact mine. Look at the movement for “LGBTQ rights,” and look specifically at the “rights” they say they are being denied. Your rights are not specific to one group, they are for all American citizens, or at least were. I remember signs in multiple businesses where I grew up that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time, with or without explanation” and no one batted an eye, yet today we’re told that you can’t refuse to serve certain groups, while business owners in those groups go on vulgar tirades and forcibly eject others from their businesses, and nothing happens. A baker, who did not refuse to sell, just to make a special order, was all but destroyed until a court finally ruled that special orders are not protected by anything, while a coffee shop owner, who was not asked to do anything special, chases Christians out of his business while spewing profanities, and nothing happens. Why? Because those in power in Washington at the time want to destroy certain actual rights, and use “rights” that don’t exist to do it, playing The Blame Game the entire time. You hear that it’s the Church’s fault that a homosexual was denied a job, not their total lack of qualifications. Others scream it’s the NRA’s fault that a criminal broke multiple laws and shot people, not the criminal who broke multiple laws. You hear it’s the evil AR-15 that caused a mass shooting, not the person using it, but you never hear about pistol or shotgun control needed, because the goal is the eventual disarming of Americans, and those doing it know they must have a scapegoat to start the ball rolling, and they’ve chose the AR-15 for that role.

It’s all very simple, they know they can’t come right out and say “ban all Christian churches” or “give up all of your guns,” as they know they’d be laughed off the stage then removed from office. If, however, they spend years demonizing what they hate, they can slowly turn a country against it as well, and then people will vote to oppress others. Tim Tebow knelt after a scoring drive to thank God as per his faith, and was all but beaten with clubs as he ran from the field to resign, but Colin Kaepernick kneels to “protest oppression” while making millions, and people cheer. Why is it OK to protest “oppression” he can’t prove, but not for someone to openly exercise their actual First Amendment rights? The answer is simple, praying shows Christians believe in a higher power than politicians, “protesting” allows politicians to become a “higher power” and “fight for equality” as they strip rights from all they can.

The only question left is where this will all end. Given their way, many politicians would have Americans taxed at levels that would make past socialist tyrants gasp in envy, to pay for “health care” that won’t work, and standing in line to hopefully get some food for the day, rather than spending their earnings as they wish. Orwell warned of a society like this in 1984, and despite his and others’ warnings, we are in a jet powered handcart to the hell they described. We’re still roughly split 50/50, with half of the country still fighting against an Orwellian state, but we’re just at a stalemate, and sadly, losing people faster than those we’re fighting to stop. Will you go quietly into the dark of Orwellian control, or will you stand and say, as Patrick Henry did so many years ago, Give me liberty or give me death? I know which I choose.

Thoughts on this Super Tuesday

We hear a lot today about how this or that is horrible, or racist, or sexist, or some other word that makes you hate it. What we don’t hear is why. Just over a month ago, we had a woman who couldn’t remember when, where, or who, but insisted that Justice Kavanaugh had groped, no wait, it was worse that than, wait, no, it was raped, her. Sitting Democrats actually said, officially, that the burden of proof is on the accused to prove their innocence, knowing that you can’t prove you didn’t “do something, somewhere, sometime 36 years ago.” Since then, at least one, if not more, of the allegations are now known to be false, with two of the other accusers referred to the Department of Justice after it’s learned they lied about their own allegations, yet we still have celebrities crying and demanding that everyone “believe women” even with more and more cases being brought to light showing that charges were lied about. I’ve personally heard people say that they don’t care if one person who was innocent has their life ruined, we just have to believe all rape accusations, while another has said that no accusation is false, if a woman says it, she is to be believed, no question. Why are we in a world where, after being accused of domestic abuse, Keith Ellison can run for Attorney General of his state, or after evidence comes to light proving he groped a girl against her will, Cory Booker is still a Senator, but an unprovable allegation against Kavanaugh is to be believed without question?

The answer, sadly, is very simple, control. The DNC has had power for years, 2009 to 2017 being where they held the White House, and they are now convinced they are the only people alive who know anything of value, and that they are to rule over the planet. When you listen to their rhetoric, they admit that doing this or that won’t do what they tell their supporters it will, but they’re going to do it anyway, and when it’s not enough, they’ll move further and further toward an Orwellian society. House candidate Ocasio-Cortez, wearing her expensive clothes everywhere she can, talks about being “for the common worker,” but when asked how she’ll pay the trillions needed for “Medicare for all” she literally said “just pay for it.” We know that this will bankrupt the country, because the people calling for it also want to let everyone into the country, meaning “Medicare for all” is now “free” healthcare for the world, paid for by US Citizens.

Abrams, in Georgia, has stated she wants to ban the AR-15 rifle, and has not commented about whether or not she’ll order confiscation, yet I’m all but screamed at every week that “nobody is going to come take your guns” by her supporters. We have mountains of records from the FBI and other sources, proving that “mass shooters” and other criminals do not prefer the AR-15, yet “journalists” are now all but marketing it as just that. More than one state actually ruled that the .223 caliber bullet is “too weak” to be humane when hunting, and I will admit that the .223 or even 5.56 round is not what I would pick to hunt with unless given no other options. There are so many calibers that are more powerful, yet we’re inundated with “the AR-15 is evil” on a daily basis. When Rep Scalise was shot, we didn’t hear much at all about the rifle used, just that it was a single person and “not political,” yet Sutherland Springs was hyped for weeks as “proof” that we need stricter gun control.

When we hear about the “need for common sense gun control,” it always stars with “universal background checks,” which ignores that there is already a federal law compelling a background check be performed for all firearms sales. I have personally purchased 5 firearms in my time since turning 21, and each one had a background check run, even after I received my license to carry, which states an even tougher background check had been done. “Universal background checks” is just code for universal registration, which I can tell you, was the first step to Hitler’s regime disarming the millions he later killed between 1939 and 1945. Abrams is now admitting she would ban, then confiscate, rifles that are not in any way “assault weapons” as we still have an official “assault weapons” ban, and semi-automatic firearms are not assault weapons. But this doesn’t matter. I can show a photo of a Mini-14 to any liberal and they’ll crow about how “that is just a hunting rifle” until you show them that you can literally take the magazine out of an AR-15 and use it, after which they either just storm off, or more likely, you’ll get a diatribe about how you “shouldn’t lie to people” or demands to know how you modified that hunting rifle to take a high capacity magazine from an assault rifle. The point of all of this, though, is to get a foot in the door. Once the AR is banned and all are confiscated, we’ll hear crying and moaning about how criminals are still killing, so we need to ban this or that, until eventually, we’re totally disarmed, and prime to be subjugated, and those who won’t comply will be “convicted” of treason and killed.

The election of 2016 shocked the media and DNC because Americans rejected their “we know best, just obey and all will be well” mantra. Of course we heard crying and gnashing of teeth about the Electoral College, but until they either openly defy the Constitution, or manage to dupe 38 states into giving up their representation to NYC, LA and very few other liberal mega-cities, it’s not going to work. The mid-terms of 2018 are primed to do that again, sending a true conservative majority to both houses, which is why we’re seeing attack after attack from the left. The horde storming to our border, which we have heard is very violent, and in some cases, heavily armed, but we’re told that it’s just “women and children fleeing oppression.” The video shows that 80% or more are military age men, the caravan was offered asylum by Mexico and it was turned down, and they’ve passed multiple locations where they could apply for asylum in the US, but they didn’t. They are simply ordering the United States to let them in, and they’ll decide later what they want next.

We have a simple choice every day, are we free people or are we subjects? Looking at Persia, Rome or ancient Britain (and to a degree the modern EU and UK) we know that subjects are treated as pawns. The UK has already jailed a man for exposing pedophile rapists, while a couple was told they must watch their infant son die slowly, as they had no rights to seek medical help outside the country. Huxley, Orwell, and others, warned us. We are barreling toward hell on earth, and sadly, millions of people have accepted the lie that they will be happy under a tyrant’s boot. We must never give up, never stop fighting to wake those people up to the truth that once a tyrant has power, only a bloody war can end that, and it often doesn’t end well. So, are you a subject, or a citizen?

Thursday Thoughts

For those who follow me here or just on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve sounded like a broken record pretty much since Trump was inaugurated in 2017, but that’s not just me, it’s the simple fact that nothing new is happening to talk about. Sure, the details of each story are slightly different, but it’s always “white people are evil,” or “tax cuts for the rich,” or “Republicans hate immigrants,” lather, rinse, repeat. Today isn’t much different. We have Alinksy 101 on full display, and the left doesn’t care that even people in their own corner are calling them out.



Rep. Steve King, while in Austria, met with at least one Jewish person, and more than one member of the LGBTQ community, but the biggest headlines on the liberal circuit are that he met with Nazis. We know, from texts written by Alinsky, who liberals love, that one of the biggest rules is to accuse your enemy of what you are guilty of, and this is a very common thing these days. Anyone who doesn’t smile at being taxed more an more, who doesn’t praise paying for everyone else, and who doesn’t welcome criminals into their bedroom, is a Nazi. Anyone who points out that the Nazi party was actually the national socialist party, and that Hitler was definitely not a conservative, but a socialist, is all but literally stamped with I AM HITLER on their forehead. If you can’t win an argument, liberals know that you can “win” by ending it, and with the media in their pockets, they know that the actual video won’t be shown, only carefully edited video to support their lies. This story only goes further, by saying a US official “went to Austria to meet Nazis” rather than the truth, they are working to influence the midterms, and will decry the “obvious racism and hate” if they are unable to.




Imagine what would have happened in 2008 if anyone had even suggested a “resistance” be formed against Barack Obama? Ignoring that they would be accused of being the new arm of the KKK, you would have heard the media demanding that everyone must at least respect the office of President, then you at least treat the man in it with respect. But in January of 2017, all of that changed. You see, a man every Democrat in the country knew, envied, and did all they could to be in his good books to get money from him, ran as a Republican and beat Hillary Clinton. We have pictures of Trump with Sharpton, the Clintons, Kathy Griffin, and far more people than I can remember right now, all of whom now call him the most vile racist on the planet. There are actual movements to “become ungovernable” as if to suggest “if we burn the country down, we’ll be in charge.”

There’s only one problem, the people demanding power be handed to them, are the same ones who now openly tell the country they will raise taxes to beyond what they were before the recent tax cuts, they will disarm everyone, and they will open the borders. When their message of “I’ll make you poor, disarm you, then move killers into your neighborhood” doesn’t work, they move to “give me my way or I’ll personally kill you.” We have celebrities right and left, once again, saying they’ll leave the country, or that “Hollywood will go on strike” or that not paying to watch athletes disrespect you is racist, and now, James Cromwell openly said that if the DNC doesn’t win control of Congress, there will be “blood in the streets.” We’ve hit the end of their line, we’re now hearing “we will kill you if you do not obey us.” Yet, the very people saying all of this hate guns, while those they demand obedience from not only don’t, but we’re well trained. They dream of a new civil war, when we all know that the vast majority (90% or more) of law enforcement and military personnel will stand against the liberals. I’ve said for a while the next war will see a beginning with “we don’t have guns, and hate them, so you have to give us people to fight for us, or give up your guns so it’s fair” followed by crying from prison about how it’s not fair that we wouldn’t hand them everything.



What’s amazing through all of this is the willful ignorance and blindness, we never see anyone do anything but keep trying what doesn’t work. ABC executives watched as Kaepernick took a knee, then doubled and tripled down on his “I’m protesting the oppression of making millions to play a game” mantra until he was all but driven out of the country. They watched NFL ratings dive lower and lower every week until attendance and viewership hit an all time low, and they watched as liberal after liberal tweeted the most offensive and horrible things aimed at conservatives, as “journalists” accused conservatives of being the reason they were beaten badly by masked thugs, and they ignored it all. Last year, Roseanne Barr tweeted that Valerie Jarrett looked like the love child of Planet of the Apes and ISIS. Jarrett is Iranian, not black, yet Roseanne was canceled and all but forced off the planet for her “racism.” She apologized sincerely, but that wasn’t enough, so ABC’s writers killed her character off and the show was renamed. Now, barely into the new show’s first season, ratings are so low, ABC is only ordering one more show, yet somehow I can easily see something coming out about the “evil bigots who refused to watch because Roseanne was fired are responsible for jobs lost” or some other BS about how it’s our fault for not praising being insulted.

Personally, I like the theory I saw earlier, although I don’t see Roseanne doing more than laughing in the face of whoever tries this, where we see Dan wake up in a cold sweat in the sofa or elsewhere that isn’t the bedroom. One of the others asks what’s wrong and he replies he dreamed Roseanne died, and we fade to black hearing her laugh. It would be poetic justice that they had to crawl back to her just to get the show to end well, and even more poetic to see her laugh in their faces.



Moving on, we get almost daily cries of “crumbs” or “tax scam” or “tax cuts for the rich” from the left, and honestly I’m surprised every day that people who all got a tax cut will go along with them. Pelosi has a net worth that should be impossible for a woman making less than $200K a year for her time in Congress, yet this isn’t questioned. Waters has a $4M+ home, outside her district, and nobody bats an eye. But the GOP passed a tax cut that led to bonuses, lower taxes, hiring more people, expanding the economy and far more, and the DNC, like the rabid mutt it is, latched on and locked their jaw onto the “we will undo the tax scam” and they can’t understand how saying “I’ll raise your taxes” isn’t working.



Do you need any more proof than what’s coming from the DNC and their followers that they are racist and sexist almost exclusively? When you have people run out of restaurants, attacked in the streets, and far worse, how can there be any question that they are the party of Orwellian control? The image above shows this perfectly. In the 1960’s, Alabama was ordered to integrate their schools, with the governor blocking the door to prevent this from happening until forced by a federalized National Guard to move. Republicans are the party that fought the Civil War, and won, to end slavery. Republicans are the party that ended “separate but equal,” yet Democrats are seen as paragons of virtue as they assault and insult anyone they can, using any and all racist and sexist options they can find.



This one is a bit more involved, and more dangerous for sure. This man was turned away from a polling place for wearing a Trump/Pence 16 t-shirt, despite the law saying only candidates on the ballot having their names on clothing or the like are not allowed. He fought this, and won, and you just know there’s a Democrat wondering how to find and “lose” his ballot. I understand if I’m not allowed to wear a #CruzCrew shirt to vote here in TX, because he’s on the ballot, and there are many people who, unfortunately, will see a name and because it’s familiar (they saw it most recently elsewhere) will vote for that person. Everyone should vote only for those you have listened to, researched, and know how they will work for you. This was not a case like this. It’s the very same as wearing a Reagan/Bush’80 shirt to vote this year and someone saying “you can’t wear that shirt as it has candidates’ names on it.” The candidates ran 28 years ago, one is now dead, the other is in such ill health he won’t be around too much longer. The worker knew what they were doing, and they wanted to stop conservatives voting in hopes that their liberal candidate wins. This is the same as those who, in a few stories, have told people there are no paper ballots when someone reports that a machine will not allow voting for anyone but one candidate, which is to say “well, I guess that’s who you’re voting for,” when they must provide for circumstances where the machines are not usable. Liberals know they are losing, so their cheating is only getting worse every day.



Moving forward, I get a bit more upset when I see stories/segments on this topic. We know, from sources in Guatemala and Mexico, that this caravan is violent, carrying disease, and more than 80% male. Yet people like Shepherd Smith or Don Lemon keep repeating that to even suggest they aren’t all women and children, just fleeing war and death, who just need us to open our hearts (despite video proof they’re wrong) is tantamount to be Goering and running Auschwitz. The Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. has stated they are armed and dangerous. We know that diseases that we “wiped out” are still possible, because they were caused by natural things, and diseases like Smallpox or Leprosy can, and do, still happen in the third world. Yet, this is ignored, people saying they are carrying diseases are mocked, and when the caravan gets here, and they are shown to have these diseases, the people who were correct will be derided as “not having done enough because we should have had doctors waiting” or some other BS.



To end on a bit of a different note, two actually. First, it seems Babs isn’t happy that she’s a mental toddler unable to accept that the world isn’t obligated to obey her. She ranted in 2016 about how evil Donald Trump was, despite loving him when he was “just a Billionaire.” She demanded the Electoral College (established by the Constitution, and thus, requiring an amendment to change it) “just be ignored,” she cried about racism, sexism, bigotry, etc, when that didn’t happen. She said she was moving, but didn’t. Well now, she’s apparently decided she’s going to eat very fattening foods and blame Trump because he won’t ignore the Constitution and voters and “just give Hillary power,” so once again she’s threatening to leave the country. So, I will once again submit my suggestion, ANYONE, celebrity or not, who leaves the country permanently due to their candidate not winning the election has their citizenship stripped away, all countries are told to confiscate the passport after the person arrives, and they’re not allowed back, EVER! What do you say?

Tuesday thoughts

First off, for anyone who follows me on Twitter, you’ll have seen me say I was “literally almost repeating ‘I’m not allowed to think for you’ already” earlier. If you follow me or just check in from time to time, you’ll have guessed I work directly with clients/customers, and have for most of my working life, but something has changed. When I was in High School, and just after that, we didn’t get many, if any, “I want to talk to the manager” moments, or people saying stuff like “I’ll have you fired” or the like. Now, it’s almost daily I have someone say I was rude or unhelpful for not doing their work for them, or not being magical and just able to “make it work.” I’ve discussed this more than once, and I see the reason for this as being the coddling in education since the mid-late 1990’s. Growing up if I didn’t do my homework, my teacher called my parents and they all tried to enforce the idea that I would fail and be held back if I didn’t. No test I took, save the SAT for some reason, gave any points for just putting my name on the test. I had a teacher who gave a test where the points didn’t total 100 because there were an odd number that wouldn’t work out any way she tried. Today, students would argue they “have a right” to the points that can’t be earned by a question, but just over 20 years ago, the teacher flat out told the class “you only get the points that are missing, if you get every question right.” Basically, saying you have to get 100% to get 100%, and nobody complained, well not much anyway. Today we have students demanding free A’s or other special treatment because the teacher won’t let them goof off, saying they’re “being stifled” by being told to pay attention and do the work!

Unfortunately, this has now led us to where we have an entire generation raised on “everyone’s just as good as everyone else” or “nobody fails, you just succeed differently,” which are great messages for toddlers and Kindergarten students, where almost everything taught in school is socialization. Three to five year olds just need to learn to sit still, to interact with others politely, to mind someone who isn’t their parent, they aren’t learning much beyond that. Math class is about recognizing numbers, geometry about knowing a square from a triangle, and so on and so forth. Hell, that’s how it was when I was in Kindergarten, thirty six years ago! That’s why many schools still only do most Kindergarten classes as half day classes. They know that five year olds aren’t ready for all day at a desk and such, they’re only there to learn how to learn, not much else. First through about third or fourth grade are similar, just lessening in the similarity as the children grow. You start with simple math and such, adding on subtraction, multiplication, division, as you grow. You don’t get into reading much more than Good Night Moon until you’ve mastered a simple sentence, you don’t learn cursive writing until you’re able to write in block letters legibly, or at least that’s how it was. Today, we could all communicate in only cursive and we’d have adults unable to tell what we were saying! Those are the people demanding their “right” to this or that, and reacting as if slapped when asked why they have a right to something that no one else has a right to.

The very people who were rarely or never told no are the very people who will keep saying “I told you, I’m getting an error” and then say you’re rude when you finally snap and say “I am sorry, but I cannot just go on “getting an error,” I need to know what the error is and what you’re trying to do when you get it.” Or the people who say you lied when you tell them that a “same day” service means within 24 hours, not a calendar day, when they complain that they ordered same day service at 2358 and at 0001 it wasn’t done. We are at a crossroads, with one path continuing on the road of “nobody is ever wrong, it’s just their truth” and ultimate doom, and the other, more difficult, path being one where we force people to accept that “their truth” is not the truth, that they cannot demand the world cater to them, and that when they don’t get their way, crying and throwing fits will only land them in trouble. That path includes arresting hundreds when they riot because their candidate lost, or a group invites someone to a private function. It includes charging and prosecuting people who destroy public property or harass people because they weren’t given special treatment. And it definitely includes forcibly educating these adults as to how wrong they are on many things.

That image was, by all reports, shown at the end of a recent Big Bang Theory episode for less than 3 seconds. Chuck Lorre is known for putting something at the end of his shows, but until now, nothing as partisan or almost violent as this. In this one, Lorre all but orders God to kill all who don’t vote Democrat. This is, honestly, a bit tame by comparison, as other celebrities have actually called for violence and even murder, but it’s just more of the same from ultra liberal Hollywood. The very people who denigrate and mock people of faith for their faith, later demand God obey them and harm those they call crazy for having faith. Even in the part of that message where Lorre appears to say “If you choose to let the GOP win” he uses language you would use with a small child like saying “if you want to be a bad boy/girl and not clean your room…” as if to say he knows best and God must do as he says to.

This will, also, have a detrimental affect on the show, and those working on it, rather than just putting their name on it. Granted, from what I know, the actors, and likely most of the staff, are also very liberal, but that’s beside the point. Like ABC firing Roseanne Barr and then killing her character in the new show, people decided they would never watch again, and ABC only grudgingly admitted that it was their choice that led to this. Big Bang Theory will see the same, to some extent, as people who once watched every time it was on, now decide they won’t watch something made by a man who hates them to the core. We’ve seen this everywhere for more than two years now. Kaepernick starts kneeling during the national anthem, and viewership and ticket sales for that team, then the NFL as a whole, go way down. Starbucks announces that anyone can use either restroom, that they’ll hire “refugees” over Veterans, and that their bathrooms are, for all intents and purposes, open to homeless addicts to use to shoot up in, and their sales go down. Denny’s and Target announce that anyone who has a license to carry a firearm isn’t welcome and sales plummet. Target and Starbucks have cancelled expansion plans, while companies like Black Rifle Coffee can’t keep things in stock after people heard their philosophy of preferring to hire Veterans, and not hiring those not legally allowed to work in the country. Small, local businesses saw sales rise as chains saw the opposite, although Chick-Fil-A bucks the trend, and despite repeated demands from one liberal or another for a boycott, for the company to be wiped from the Earth, they rake in record profits due to superior food, service, and a philosophy of treating everyone the same.

Finally, the latest outrage, President Trump has hinted he may address “birthright citizenship” via Executive Order. For those who don’t know, the 14th Amendment, ratified on 9 July 1868, states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any peson of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” It goes on to address representation and other topics, but that is what is being discussed. Naturally, we have people saying that anyone here is “subject to the jurisdiction” but that isn’t true. Being “subject to the jurisdiction” is not being held responsible under the law for your actions, it’s actually more in line with “being a subject of” such as citizens of Britain are “subjects of the Monarchy.” The United States is literally the only country on the planet where someone born of non citizens is automatically a citizen because of where they are born. Others are using dual citizenship to suggest birthright citizenship is commonplace, but ignoring that to be a dual citizen (which the US requires you to choose from at the age of 18, as non-citizens may not serve in the military or vote,) requires your parents to be citizens of the respective countries.

The 14th Amendment though, was not written to address everyone born within our borders though, but to address the newly freed slaves. Democrats at the time had already succeeded in their “separate but equal” BS, and their 3/5ths Vote idiocy, but they weren’t satisfied. They were arguing that children of slaves weren’t citizens by right, as they didn’t want them voting when they came of age, but the amendment settled it, to the dismay of the Democrats then and now, albeit for different reasons. You see, the Democrats today are watching as person after person abandons their party of hate, racism, and control, so they must replace them. Sadly, they see this and don’t think “why are they leaving, what can we do to keep them happy?” Rather, they think “they can’t leave, we have a right to rule,” and now demand that anyone and everyone be allowed to enter the country, draw benefits they’ve never contributed to funding, and vote. It’s a very simple situation, people are literally storming to our border, ignoring our Embassies and Consulates, where they should be going if they are truly seeking asylum, while demanding we “just let them in.” We know that there are mostly men in the group, not “women and children fleeing oppression,” we know that terrorists and other criminals have been found and shown to be in the group, and we know that they are not “fleeing oppression” as if they were truly oppressed in Honduras, they’d not have been allowed to just walk out. With President Trump’s move to send the Military to the border and to address birthright citizenship, the DNC is showing it’s true colors, those being that they demand obedience and subservience.

So, the ultimate question of the day is fairly simple, are you a servant or a citizen? Will you continue to support people who pray for your death, who order you to welcome those who will harm you in many ways, and who openly call you horrible and evil? Or, will you stand up and tell them you will not be ruled, you will not be controlled, and you will not give power to those who do not deserve it? Every citizen must vote for the Republic to survive, and while I will tell you I voted all GOP this election, I know I cannot force you to vote one way or the other. I can only tell you that Democrats have openly stated that, if given control of Congress, they will raise your taxes, overthrow the President by any means, open our borders to the world, and far more aimed at total control over all they can. So, it’s a vote for freedom or oppression, I know which I choose, and I will die on my feet before living on my knees.

“Believe women” is the new “obey me”

We’ve heard nothing else for weeks, just “believe women” from liberal after liberal, but when you bring up the woman who, 20 or so years ago, Cory Booker admitted groping, while drunk, after she pushed him away, or Bill Clinton, or Weinstein, you’re shouted down. Why must women who accuse some men “just be believed” while others could create time travel and show you the assault, and they would be silenced? The answer is, sadly, very simple, power and control.

The Democrats held power for so long, they firmly believe it’s now their right to control the country. They call tax cuts “theft of public resources,” they call border security racist, and they have nothing but lies and hate to back them up. Ford, through the entire hearing, gave no details, while everyone she said was there has no recollection of the party even happening, the house is even in question due to the layout being wrong, but we “just have to believe her.”

After the testimony, they cried and wailed about “needing” another FBI investigation, and had their sycophants threaten a Senator in an elevator until he agreed with them, but now that the FBI has stated they cannot find ANYTHING to corroborate Ford’s story, it was “rushed” or “rigged” or “too fast” or “too limited.” Every stall tactic, every accusation, every demand for obedience is just another step in their war to destroy the Constitution. They decry partisanship while praising a woman so partisan she should be the face of the DNC who has been on the court almost longer than I’ve been alive!

The answer is very simple, and like 1982, we are likely to see a paradigm shift in American politics. Reagan, despite the DNC starting the day he was elected to find something, anything, to impeach him for, he galvanized a country, put people he needed in Congress, won re-election by landslide, and went on to preside over an economy that we may see finally bested, and the DNC can’t stand that their politics of division, racism, sexism, and hate, aren’t able to just give them power back.

So, will you stand with the people demanding you bow to them and submit fully, or will you stand as a citizen and refuse to be their pawn? The people seen “protesting” are the same every time, they pay for large crowds, smiling when celebrities join them, but it’s still less than 1% of most city populations, let alone a state or the country. They crow over their numbers, and demand “see, so many want this, you must” while ignoring that real people can’t just drop everything and go to DC to protest for days on end. Make no mistake, the DNC hates anyone who doesn’t obey them, and will work, until kicked out of office, to crush those people under their boot, will you bow for them or stand freely?

The danger of setting a precedent without thought

The recent confirmation hearings and Senate testimony from Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford prove, once again, that the U.S. Congress needs a large dose of common sense re-introduced. The Democrats, with their attack dog protesters, are quickly trying to set a precedent that mere allegations, with or without proof, are enough to fully convict someone, while at the same time fighting against that very situation for Rep. Keith Ellison, who is accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend in MN. The differences in these situations couldn’t be more stark, as Ellison’s ex has a police report, hospital reports, and more, but because she cannot provide video proof that he beat her, Ellison is all but exhonerated and apologized to, while Kavanaugh has multiple people, named as witnesses by Dr. Ford, who refute her story and support him, but is still ordered to step down from the nomination, and just give in.

The U.S. Justice system, formed after watching for generations as Kings and Queens just demanded someone be imprisoned or killed, was founded on the presumption of innocence, or “Innocent until Proven Guilty,” which ensures that you can’t just accuse someone and ruin their lives, although that happens more often today than previous generations, as we seem to hear at least a few stories a year about man released from prison after the woman who accused him of rape/sexual assault, or some other heinous crime, is found to have lied, but even after release little changes and his life is still in ruins.

So the question is how do we stop this trend, and the answer is both very simple and very complicated. Matt Damon, who just portrayed Kavanaugh as a man not fit to sweep floors, once stated that today, due to social media, if someone accused him of something he did not do, especially near a movie release, he would “go scorched earth” and would spend “$10,000,000 and ten years in court” to defend himself, yet he demands Kavanaugh just give in and let the liberals win, because he wants a liberal/socialist on the bench.

In the short term we cannot give in when fought against, and must force the light of day to expose the people who demand that just being accused is enough, but we also must fight to ensure those on the liberal side of the fence, who are credibly accused of something, or in the case of Cory Booker, who admit it in print, are held to their own standards. Ellison, until proven guilty, is presumed innocent, yes, but the current DNC stand is that “credible accusations” mean you must step down and allow the investigation to finish, so Ellison should resign from the House and withdraw from the race in MN for AG. Booker, who has admitted he groped a girl in the 90’s, after she pushed him away, should resign from office and never run again.

Only when liberals are forcibly held to their own standards will we finally see their true “rules are for you, not me” attitude come out. The people who embraced “all animals are equal, some animals are more equal than others” as something to work toward will fight you tooth and nail to stop you enforcing the laws they feel they are above, but as long as they’re fighting that, they’re exposing their disdain for the very country they serve, and give you more and more evidence and ammunition to use against them to free the country from the grip of would be tyrants.

Is this a harbinger of things to come?

For more than two months, the U.S. Senate has been tasked with either confirming or rejecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hearings have been held, the FBI has run another background check, documents have been released, and after all of that, the Democrats demanded more and more and more at every turn. More questions have been asked, in writing, than all previous nominees combined, more documents than ever before, yet when the Democrats see their push to delay until the nominee grows tired and withdraws, more happens.

For this nominee, it was as we saw in 1991, a sexual assault accusation. Clarence Thomas was accused by Anita Hill in 1991, and during that hearing, Joe Biden stated, more than a bit condescendingly and angrily, that FBI investigations do not reach conclusions or make recommendations, yet now we MUST have one for this nominee? The accuser has no details, multiple people have refuted her claim, and far more, yet we are told, almost hourly, that we “must believe survivors” as if merely accusing someone makes them infallible and thus, we are not allowed to question them at all.

Within days, Hollywood came out in force, decrying Kavanaugh based only on accusations, and ignoring people who brought up their own monsters, or attacking them for it, crying about how they are “trying to smear a woman who bravely stepped up to protect our democracy.” Of course that’s repeated in some way when it’s pointed out we are not a democracy, but that’s another rant for another time.

So far, the facts in this circus are these:

Ford claims that Kavanaugh, being drunk, groped her through her clothes, and tried to remove them, indicating failure in that attempt. This is a drunken fumble, and she herself admitted to being drunk that night, to suggest her memory not working is true, but she’s now 100% sure it was him.

She is afraid to fly, yet has an extensive history of air travel, for vacations, education, etc. Why are we now to suddenly respect what she herself did not for years?

Multiple women have stated, on the record, and many in writing, that these allegations are false, and Brett Kavanaugh is a good man and innocent, but these women are to be ignored, and only the one woman who has no details to back up her allegation is to be believed.

Finally, we have testimony, where she, a PhD, says she doesn’t know what exculpatory means (if true, her degree should be revoked,) and she used up-talking, a common psychological trick used when lying, while Kavanaugh, naturally, was upset at his life being destroyed by lies. His family has been threatened, he has been threatened, others have had their lives turned upside down, yet he’s expected to sit calmly, smile at his executioner, and wait for them to deliver the fatal blow?

This fiasco has already, or should have already, taught us one thing, the Democrats are dead set on controlling the entire country, and if you won’t vote for them, they will steal power away from who you did. If by some demonic intervention, they manage to take back Congress in 2018, and the White House in 2019, expect their nominees to be “treated with respect and the process honored, including no allegations without hard proof being brought forward, as the nominee has passed an FBI background check.” Expect demands that they not be looked at crossly, spoken to disrespectfully, and that no delays will be tolerated, along with anyone who can prove a claim against them “vanishing” before they could testify.

We are, make no mistake, in a fight for the life and soul of this country, the question that remains is simple, which side are you fighting for?

No, you don’t have that right

How many of you have been told “Oh, we are having this conversation” or heard “how dare you” recently? Every day I see a post, see a video, or just hear someone near me utterly shocked that someone wouldn’t do what they want them to. I’m sure you’ve seen me say it, or just guessed, but the vast majority of my work experience in the last 26 years is in customer service of some sort, and TRUST ME, even in 1992, the world was barreling toward what we have today. Imagine the following scenarios/conversations and see if you can guess how they ended:

1 – Hotel front desk receives a call about a drunk causing trouble in the hotel bar from the off duty law enforcement officer providing convention security. Agent confirms the drunk is a guest, so the cop just takes the drunk to their room to sleep it off rather than ticket/arrest them. Next morning, this guest assaults the front desk when told they will not give the cop’s name, then it’s found the guest destroyed over $2000 worth of property in the room.

2 – Support rep receives a report of an error, must ask for the error 10 times before they’re told what the error is. They advise the customer it will take a few minutes to research, during which the customer repeats, almost without stopping to breathe, “I need an answer, why aren’t you helping me, what are you doing, I need this fixed, you’re just stalling, I’m going to report you” and more. After about 5 minutes, the agent states they have found the cause and gives step by step, literally mouse click by mouse click, instructions on how to resolve the issue. The customer then repeats, more than 10 times, “but I need this fixed” until the agent says, (verbatim) “I am sorry if I was not clear, but I have tested this and I am just not allowed to edit your data, you just need to use the steps I gave above and it will fix your issue

3 – Waiter takes food to a table, and is told that it’s not correct. The waiter asks what isn’t correct, only to be told “You know damn well what isn’t correct, now fix it.” Waiter is flustered as it’s not their table, so they didn’t take the order, they just delivered the food, and the manager can see this and comes over. Guest again say “this idiot knows good and damn well what he screwed up and won’t fix it.” The Manager, angrily, states that the waiter standing there red faced did not take their order, but rather a young woman, who is a foot shorter and blonde, did, so they should apologize or leave.

So, what do you think the responses were to each of these?

1 – The drunk actually sued the hotel for “allowing him to be beaten up” then tried to say he didn’t agree to video from security cameras being shown in court. The judge overruled his objection, and he lost.

2 – Customer complained about “rude” rep, only to demand the CEO of the company when told “I’ve listened to the call and you had to be asked multiple times for the error, you then berated the agent as they were testing, which they told you would take a few minutes, you then ignored direct instructions on how to resolve your issue.” That manager then advised the agent to hang up on that person if they get them again.

3 – Waiter was reported for racism, and HR actually sided with the guest saying “you could have explained you didn’t take their order a bit more gently” and didn’t understand when asked “how is saying, I’m very sorry, but I wasn’t the server that took your order, I’ll be happy to fix any issues you can point out.”

So, can you still say, for certain, we aren’t headed for a society where just breathing within 100 yards of someone can offend them and get you arrested, or shot?

Society has changed, and not for the better

Just 40 years ago, virtually everywhere, if you asked a question of a stranger you were answered, even if the answer was “I don’t know,” if you had your hands full, people held doors for you, or thanked you if you did that for them, drivers allowed others into a lane, Police were smiled at, children were sent to play while adults talked and if they got back soon, they didn’t take over the spotlight. TV was about just the facts news, entertainment, and maybe late at night you were sold junk, or saw Church services on Sundays. People went about their lives, helped others where they could, spent time with family and friends, and in general, enjoyed their life. This is not the case today, sadly, as many have decided they are the center of the universe, able to control and punish anyone for any imagined slight. Virtually every corner of life has been taken over by this attitude, from the retail or food service world, to education, to corporate America, even professional sports and entertainment. We are so tied up in “I know the best way to do….” that we never even consider pausing to ask if that may not be true.

Consider when you call Customer Service now versus even 20 years ago, how you react at a restaurant when told something you don’t like, now versus just 20 years ago, retail now versus then, your general attitude most days. In the 80’s and 90’s would you ever have seen someone sue a restaurant for not having an item that they did not pay for? Not too long ago an attorney went to Our Place, a local DFW restaurant that regularly advertises their soups as part of lunch, but they had run out due to a busy day. He did not eat, and thus did not pay, yet he sent them a bill for “his time” in writing a letter threatening a false advertising lawsuit because they ran out of an item. I worked at two different sit down restaurants and two different pizza places, one delivery and dine in, one just delivery. All of them ran out of something at one point or another, including a pizza delivery place that ran out of pizza dough, on a weekend! Yes, within an hour we had donations from virtually every other store within 20 miles and drivers were dispatched to pick those up, but it happens, and this guy threatened to sue! I can remember, as a child, going to restaurants where I had ONE ITEM I liked, and more than once I heard “I’m sorry, we’re out.” My parents were very clear I would pick something else, eat it all, and not make a scene, but today if the waiter isn’t psychic and ensures you get what you want, people must have their lives ruined.

Where did we change that selfishness became the most prevalent trait in humans? I was told, many times in my childhood and teen years, by my Dad “go grab that door” especially where there were multiple doors, and then I, or he and I, would hold the door for multiple people, several times at restaurants we would just find the others we were with already seated and join them, yet just about a year or so ago, I held the door at a convenience store, for 8 or 9 people, but the last one started berating me about how “she doesn’t need a man to open doors for her.” I’ll admit I was tired and not in the best mood, but I feel I handled it well, as I just said “OK” and entered, letting it close. She then followed me in, ranting about my being rude and “slamming the door in her face,” a feat I assure you as the door opened inside out, meaning she’d need to be inside to have it slam in her face. I lost my patience there, leaned in and simply told her she cannot berate me for holding the door then also for honoring her demand that I not do that. She sputtered and I continued with “you may not have all ways applied to you, you get to pick one, you chose for me to not hold the door when you got angry, live with your choice.” I left after that, and yes, I could have handled it better, but it’s every day now.

Customer Service has never been a coveted job, save where you have great pay and/or benefits, such as working for an airline where you can travel almost free, or companies that pay above the norm to ensure they get the crème de la crème and keep them. But in just one day I need more than two hands to count the instances where I literally repeat myself at least 4 times, at times I’ve literally said “I have tested the steps above, but I am not allowed to edit your live server, so if you just use those steps it will solve your issue” only to be told if you don’t know just admit it, then a complaint filed. If it weren’t for companies recording EVERYTHING these days, I’d have been reprimanded for “being rude and refusing to even try to help,” rather, the client was told exactly what I’d said and emailed the proof, after which she actually said I’d faked it, and tried to demand I be fired for telling her how to resolve her issue.

We are in a rocket fuel powered handcart to hell people, and if we don’t kill the engine, hit the brakes and turn around, we will arrive and trust me, the world where customers can get you fired for doing your job, for literally begging them to just do what you know will work and thus what will resolve their issue, because they refuse to listen, well, trust me, no one will like that world. The people calling will not like getting any help for fear of being fired for helping them, the agents/cashiers/waiters won’t like it because they’ll be so scared serving someone breakfast, when they ordered breakfast, will get their fired for not knowing they actually wanted a beer and pizza but didn’t want to say it, and at the end, no one will be working, and we will be back in the stone age, is that what you want? At this point, I could happily move to cave in the Rockies, fish and hunt for my food, burn branches to keep warm and dry, or to cook, and never need money or tech ever again, but I know the vast majority of the planet are so unprepared, they’d starve in weeks, while bemoaning the “obvious hateful and spiteful attitudes of the world that they won’t just do their jobs and serve them” while ignoring they are the very cause of the collapse killing them.

At this point, honestly, I say we split the planet, give the crybabies and SJW’s and so on the eastern hemisphere and the rest of the people take the western. That gives the “I have rights” crowd more land, and they have a lot of people to spread out so no one offends anyone else, right? Just make sure travel is heavily controlled so they never again darken the door of the other side. Something tells me if we did that, within a few months we’d be ordered to send them food, money, technology, people to run their countries, and they would be required to do it for free and never complain. Even holding a signed contract stating they cannot do that, ever, they would cry about “it’s not fair” that we “just won’t help them any at all,” ignoring that they would not only not help, they’d happily take from anyone and everyone to satisfy their mere desires. So the question is now very simple, where will we end up, and how soon?

We have a crisis of the heart in this country

We have learned in the last several days, of a “prank” where a young lady pushed another young lady from a height of about 60 feet, into a pond/river. The young lady who was pushed is now in severe pain from injuries suffered due to her uncontrolled fall from such a height. Naturally, the immediate response after making sure the one who was pushed is going to recover, albeit slowly and painfully, was to hold the pusher accountable for her actions. What many did not expect, although I did to some degree, was the sheer volume of the “it was just a prank” side of the argument. I worked for several years as a Volunteer Firefighter, in a very small community which often meant we were first on scene of medical only calls, so I know a thing or two about injuries, and this is one of those lucky to be alive situations. A fall, uncontrolled and likely flailing wildly, from that height into standing water, would feel like hitting concrete at impact, it just then lets you sink under rather than just lying there bleeding.

The core of the situation though, is the attitude from so many people, that the pusher should not even be talked to harshly, but should just be allowed to go on about her life, which is wrong. When you were a child, if you pushed someone down while at recess and they just got a bit dirty, you were talked to sternly and told not to do that again. When a teen if you drove too fast, or otherwise were reckless, you were told in no uncertain terms how dangerous that was. The problem today, simply, is we have a generation now entering the adult work, and another behind them, who have been taught by participation trophies, not being cut from teams, and so much more, that no matter what, they aren’t ever wrong, and that has now almost led to a death. Had this girl died at impact or from her injuries, the young woman who pushed her would be facing at least involuntary manslaughter charges, which would ruin her entire life and likely end with her in jail.

The issue goes deeper though, and has wider reaching effects than most know. Not long ago, people were running around Central Park, wearing scary clown masks, and swinging very real looking weapons, to scare people. If I remember correctly, at least once this resulted in one of them being punched to stop the perceived attack, and I know I remember an off duty Police Officer drawing his sidearm and in both cases, the response was “IT WAS A PRANK, DON’T BE A JERK” or something to that effect. The people who, moments before, were running at others with what appeared to be a very deadly weapon, now cry and scream about people reacting any way other than abject fear or running. They could not understand at all that people would defend their lives with violence when faced with violence, and still can’t.

Fast forward to 2018, and we have an explosion of “I have a right to…..” with that group also saying no one has a right to stop them or even say they can’t do something. Former VP Candidate Tim Kaine’s son has a criminal record for assaults associated with the group antifa, and other members of that group are outraged that their photos are now public record after their arrest for assaulting people who were no danger to them. This last weekend in Charlottesville, Police Officers were assaulted for simply being Police Officers, yet we still hear from the media only that these are “protesters” who are “anti-fascist” even as they employ fascist tactics right out of the darkest parts of history. What will happen then, when one of these antifa rallies attacks the wrong person, and fearing for their life, they draw and fire a weapon, killing their attacker?

The simple answer is chilling, but I can all but guarantee it is right, the victim of the attack, who was fearful they would be killed, will be charged with murder, and likely convicted. We already have groups that regularly find and publicize private information to dox those they don’t like being able to speak against them crying when they aren’t allowed to hide behind a mask. How long will it be until we hear, in a court of law, “I did not authorize any recording of me, so that surveillance tape is not valid as evidence” when a video is showing of one of these “protesters” almost killing someone? How long until we hear “I don’t authorize you to show that” in challenge to evidence of guilt, and it working? We live in a world where people regularly commit heinous crimes and are let go with a slap on the wrist, so now they believe they have rights no other person has. College students try to have professors who won’t just give them a better grade fired for “harassing them,” others scream to drown out speech they disagree with, and still others brutally assault others over mere disagreements, when will we wake up and begin working to stop all of this?

The simple answer is, unfortunately, when we go over the edge of sanity and are forced to claw our way back. The longer answer is, unfortunately, when someone is gravely injured or worse. The riot in Charlottesville in 2017 saw someone killed when a vehicle that was fleeing those trying to harm the driver struck them. Naturally, the rioters took that as their cue to become more violent. Police have been ordered to stand down, people actually protesting peacefully have been told to leave or have been arrested because their peaceful presence somehow caused the intolerance in those bent on subjugating all to their will. We’re nearing the end game, we will see these mental midgets try to overthrow the government, fail, and the media cry about the “political persecution” of not letting them have their way, we will see one of them try to murder someone at a riot and their intended victim will be armed and fight back, and we will see the media cry about a “murderer going free.”

This is no different than 2000, 1992 or 1980. Congress worked to obstruct and remove Reagan, GHW Bush and GW Bush, as they can’t stand not having 100% backing to do all they want. Definitions are changed, documents re-interpreted, and history edited to fit their agenda. The goal is the same as with every government in history, cement their power and control, and prevent anything that threatens the loss of their iron grip on their country. Thankfully, we live in a country where the founding documents give We, The People, the right to circumvent those trying to control us. Article V of the Constitution lays out how our Constitution may be amended, and gives two paths. Congress may present an amendment if two thirds of them agree to it, then three quarters of the states must ratify it. But, if Congress proves to be useless, two thirds of the States may, in their own legislatures, call for a convention of states, where amendments may be presented, and if ratified by three quarters of states, they are accepted. We can limit Congress to very few terms, we can require a balanced budget, and we can even point blank say that what the Constitution says is what it means.

We will face opposition, people like Robert Reich, spread lies and whips people into fearful mobs about how a Convention of States could accidentally destroy the entire Constitution. He cries about “rogue conventions” and works to silence all dissent to the left, demanding submission and subservience to the benevolent masters who simply want to make everyone equal, except for themselves, who will be more equal than those they rule. We must stand up and say NO MORE LIES AND HATE! We must demand the Police arrest the “protesters” who destroy property and assault all who do not praise them for ruling over us. We must demand Congress do their job instead of demanding others do it for them. We must stand up to the lies being spread and tell the likes of Reich that just because he doesn’t like the idea of the States working where Congress won’t, doesn’t mean he can order the country not to do anything.

We, The People, truly hold the power in this country, but if we don’t use the power we have, it will be taken from us in the not so distant future. So, the question is very simple, are you going to be led silently into the box cars as the left continue to add to the list of what you aren’t allowed to do or say? Or, will you stand tall, look them in the eyes, and say you will no longer be subjugated to those who are scared of words? It’s your choice, and while common sense and common courtesy are super powers today, they aren’t totally gone from the planet, yet.

Join us today at https://conventionofstates.com/?ref=29238 and let your state legislature know you support calling an Article V Convention of States. Together is the only way to go forward.

YOU’RE JUST A BOT, SHUT UP!

The election of 2016 saw a new creation in the ongoing screaming match between liberals and conservatives, the emergence of bots being blamed for all woes. A bot, in the simplest terms, is a bit of programming which performs generic, simple, and repetitive actions. These aren’t a new idea either, it’s just the execution that has changed over the last few decades. My generation, by virtue of being born in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, have quite literally grown up using computers. In the 1908’s I created batch files, most of them just to prove I could, as they would grab a MIDI and play it, or ask a question and stop. In the 1990’s, Microsoft launched Windows Operating system, which eventually included a StartUp folder. Any software placed there would be opened as soon as the machine was powered on, another use of this idea, a simple task happening automatically. In the years after I graduated High School, working for a one hour photo lab, I had my computer set to launch the various programs I needed to use to balance my chemistry, check exposure of negatives and prints to balance, before opening, so I produced good quality photos.

In a sense, batch files, and later, bots, were the beginning of A.I., as once programmed, they perform their jobs every time until stopped or changed. The election of 2016 however, saw a major expanse of their use, on all sides of every issue. Blogs would use them to spider the internet for articles with certain topics and repost them, or tweet them, or share on Facebook. Other accounts would watch for social media posts about specific topics, then reply to them or share or re-tweet them with either supporting or opposing verbiage added. The mainstream media likely uses this idea in some ways too, as it makes sense for the tickers and such playing at the bottom of their channel. Why have a person manually type in headlines when a batch file or bot can simply gather headlines and put them into another file, then send it on to be used. This is, simply put, the penultimate bias free writer. There is no consideration of the message or real desire involved, it’s simply “if I find this, do that,” lather, rinse, repeat.

I personally stopped at the Start Up idea, as I only learned HTML in the 90’s, and no other languages, but I’ve taken advantage of these on some websites where I could choose topics to have stories e-mailed to me, so I don’t need to scroll through multiple websites to find the stories I want to read, but today, the issue has become one that is leading us to a dangerous end. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve gone live several times, that alone making it pretty easy to see I’m not A.I. of any sort, yet I’m regularly called a bot when I oppose the liberal/socialist end game, as if that instantly removes my right to speak out on any topic. In actuality, that is the new goal of the “you’re just a bot” movement, silencing all opposition.

The methods may be new, as certainly computing and such are very new in the span of history, but the premise is much older, going back almost to the dawn of man on this planet, dehumanization. If your opponent isn’t human, you can do far more to them and not feel bad. Roman slaves were not considered human, allowing them to be killed for any infraction. Jews were called rats or cockroaches by the nazi regime, making it almost easy for the soldiers to carry out their orders, as they were conditioned to see their targets as not human. Even today this continues, South Africa is working to dehumanize white residents, so they can be killed and their land stolen, and Planned Parenthood spends millions each year to advance their message that the fetus is “just a clump of cells” so removing it isn’t murder, despite numerous medical professionals, experts in their field, have weighed in on this stating that the baby feels pain as early as 12 to 20 weeks. One woman even stated the baby doesn’t scream because she transects the vocal chords first, ensuring no screams, as she apparently learned the baby screams in pain when being dismembered.

The danger comes in now, though, as the movement is not stopping online, but slowly encroaching on real life. People are being doxxed, that is having their personal information published against their will, and used to make their lives a living hell, have them or their family fired, and so much more. SWATTING is a common practice among younger people where they will report a crime, normally a hostage situation or suicidal person at someone’s home to get the Police to respond, sometimes just to get someone out of a video game. How long, then, will it be before we see a court case where someone is on trial for murder, defend themselves with the “they were just a bot, so it wasn’t murder” idea?

Dehumanization is dangerous, when it comes to the military, those training the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, are very careful to not go to far, as of course they must train these men and women to fight, and if necessary, kill their enemies, but if not done properly, once home from service, the new civilian may have severe issues adjusting, which is why they are so careful, and why there are organizations set up solely to help those coming home adjust successfully.

In just the short time since the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, we’ve seen people assaulted over inviting a speaker to a private event at U.C. Berkeley, Charlottesville saw people run over for not supporting the removal of a monument because it was a reminder of the Civil War, and while a dark time in our past, it should be remembered, taught about, and more, to ensure we do not repeat it.

How long until we go from fist fights to shootings over a small group not liking that they can’t order a government around? When will the first person be murdered because they don’t join in and obey a mob demanding an entire segment of the citizenry be forcibly silenced? When will the first politician declare all votes against them were “cast by bots, and obviously are invalid” and be allowed to claim a victory by simply demanding it?

Orwell, Huxley, Bradbury, and more have warned us about the move toward tyranny, and how it will be made to look so wonderful we will gladly hand over all of our rights. Will the next century see “Flyover America” visited by the coastal elites who want to see a “savage reservation” before returning for a Soma Vacation? Will we see a second American Civil War over the “right to be right?” We have people now who are convinced you cannot even walk away from them when insulted, the “Oh, we are having this conversation” types. I’ve personally had to put one into a submission hold until a Police Officer got to me to avoid being assaulted for the “crime of walking away.” When will the first murder happen because someone “walked away and denied someone their right to be listened to?”

We’re in a jet propelled handcart headed for hell, and may be past the point of no return, but people are waking up, realizing that no one has rights others don’t, I just hope enough people do, and maybe we can stave off disaster for a few more years, or decades even.

Will you take the Red Pill, or the Blue Pill?

England, 1932, Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World, was first published, showing the world a future where freedom was a drug induced daydream, and humans little more than a science experiment.  Engineered in laboratories, each caste was perfectly created for the job they would hold in society, from the Alphas who ran the offices and reported only to Controllers, to the Beta, Gamma and Epsilon castes, who never questioned why their lot in life was merely to serve those above them.  In a reverse of Hitler’s dream of eugenics, humans were no longer terminated for defects, rather defects were carefully controlled, so as to keep the lower castes in their place.  The traditional family unit demonized so far that the words Mother and Father were tantamount to the worst swear words known to mankind.

After being decanted, the children were subjected to social conditioning to ensure they would not buck the system.  Toddlers were shown beautiful flowers or colorful books, only to be shocked when they reached for them, reinforcing the idea that these things were evil and to be shunned.  From the earliest age possible, lessons would be spoken to them as they slept, enforcing the idea that they loved their caste, that they would be miserable in a higher, or any other, caste, so as to ensure they would never try to break the mold, resulting in a world where, despite the tyrannical rule, people truly believed they were free, and were happy.  Savages existed still, however, on reservations, where men and women would have children the traditional way, raising them as a family, teaching them morality and values from their religions, only to be shunned by the civilized people.

Scotland, 1945, the second World War would end this year, and Animal Farm would show a vision from Orwell, of what might have been had the Axis powers not fallen.  Farm animals, left by the farmer to fend for themselves, form a society and begin to take on roles they had never held before.  At first, all worked, all were fed equally, all were housed and allowed to live equally, but it would not last.  The pigs, representing the ruling elite, would soon come to author more and more rules, which on paper would hold all animals equal, but as seen in socialist and communist countries time and time again, they would not feel obligated to follow their own rules.  By the end, the one rule stated All Animals are Equal, Some Animals are More Equal than Others, with the pigs ultimately facing the farmers on their return, both stunned, while the other animals languished and died under the tyrant rule of the pigs who took control in the vacuum.

Scotland, 1949, George Orwell, in failing health, finished and published 1984, another cautionary tale, but on the opposite end of the spectrum.  Rather than people controlled by drugs and endless distractions, Orwell’s future saw them controlled by a brutal tyrant regime.  Slogans like War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, would reinforce that mankind was always meant to serve the powerful, either by choice or by subjugation.  Children encouraged to inform on family if they broke even the slightest rule, police free to do as they pleased, regardless of any law or infraction, government officials free from all laws they passed to control the masses.  Brutal rule to ensure society, and the status quo, continued without change, without those in power ever having to fear they would lose their power.

Prior to any of these works being published, 1929 saw the crash of Wall Street, and the beginning of a depression the world had not seen the likes of.  Having just taken office, Herbert Hoover would watch as men who had fought in World War I, and now were out of work only a short time later, would set up tent cities, or Hoovervilles, Americans left their homes to go west seeking work, some finding pay of a penny or less for a task, while their families held together as best they could.  Movies such as The Grapes of Wrath showing children begging total strangers for even a spoonful of their evening meal, would tattoo on the mind and consciousness of Americans just how bad things were, and could be again without care being taken.

1933 saw the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and would herald a change in the United States, moving toward the end of the days of hunger.  Over the course of his first year in office, FDR would oversee the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Civil Works Administration, banking regulation changes, and ultimately, the change in direction which would have the U.S. start back to where she was just after World War I.  Men would find work paying far more than any job in the last 4 years, industry would start to return and revitalize cities, families no longer worried that they would not eat for more than a day, but at what cost.  The expansion of government in that year saw control move to a level never seen in the U.S. before.  Government, either Federal or State, would employ more people than ever before, some given menial tasks just to have a job, while others would provide services badly needed, such as building roads, or repairing other infrastructure.

Just two years later, 1935 would witness the penultimate rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany, starting with Universal Firearms Registration.  His regime would boast that health care was available to more people than ever before, habits like smoking were now illegal, education was growing, and towns were safer for his work.  The world, having only two decades earlier fought a bloody war, watched as they saw the country they’d been fighting began to rally back, not seeing all of the signs that war would be at their door again very soon.  Under FDR, the U.S. trundled along, happily watching as men went back to work, industries thought gone once again started to boom and, ultimately, they believed the world was on a path to peace and prosperity.

The experiment with Prohibition showed the Government that the common man would not be overtly controlled so easily, but this showed them not only that they couldn’t seize total control, but rather that control needed to be stealthy and subtle to work.  By 1939, Germany had left the League of Nations, treaties had been broken, new treaties signed, and on September 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland, their path through Belgium drawing Great Britain into the war.  Roosevelt, knowing the American people were still very close to a bloody war, remained an isolationist, watching as Europe and Asia descended into the hell that is open warfare.  By 1940, Roosevelt would send war goods to Britain, but remained steadfast in his stance that America would not fight in this war, holding that position until December 7, 1941, when Japan would attack Pearl Harbor, resulting in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War 2 officially starting for the United States.

June 1944 saw the invasion of France on D-Day, with Utah and Omaha beaches the focal point of the world’s attention, and 1945 would see the end of fighting in Europe, with France liberated, and Germany once again, sanctioned for their part in a world war.  Post War Europe, unlike after World War I, saw Germany divided into two nations, East Germany ruled by the Soviet Union, and West Germany, a mostly free state under mostly self rule, with the United Nations, the replacement for the League of Nations, watching both new nations very closely.  Hitler, having worked as hard as he did to eliminate Europeans of Jewish descent, also saw something the world had not seen in some time, the Nation of Israel officially recognized in 1948, something which would cause strife for decades.  The 1950’s saw the Korean War escalate, the 1960’s and early 1970’s the Vietnam Conflict, the 1980’s Grenada, the 1990’s Desert Storm, in 2001 the destruction of the World Trade Center would see war return to the Middle East, where it would continue to the current day as of this writing.

Another change, though, was society at home during the 1950’s and 1960’s.  During World War I, women took on new roles while men were drafted or volunteered for the Military, just as in World War II, only to return home to their families, or to other careers, when the war ended and the returning men re-entered the work force.  The change, would begin here.  Children born too early for World War II and some too late for Korea’s draft, were now able to watch in more detail, starting with photos in newspapers and magazines, then on Television in the latter part of the 1950’s and again in the 1960’s with Vietnam.  War had been an abstract, only those who had a loved one return in a pine box, or grievously injured, knowing the true cost so many paid.

December of 1955, in Montgomery Alabama, saw a woman refuse to move seats on a bus, because a white passenger wanted her seat.  The powder keg of equal rights had been lit, by a woman who simply was tired of giving in.  Americans watched as laws proclaiming separate but equal were proven lies, as men and women who, solely based on skin color, were seen as second class citizens, said enough was enough, and soon, the movement would shake the country’s idea of equality to it’s core.  From Governor Wallace having to be moved by Federalized National Guardsmen, to allow a young black woman to enter a school, to protests led by the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, to riots and protests resulting in use of force far beyond what had been seen before, Americans once again began to see the world in a new light.

Movements for equality, for peace when a tyrant rises, for better treatment of certain people, are not new to the world, just as they weren’t new in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  What was new in that time, was the media.  Radio was still not an old device in this era, but it was dominated by people taught to just read the news, not to comment and theorize.  The Who, What, When and Where, were all people got, the Why was for each listener to think on as an individual.  Hollywood had, for the most part, been the place of fantasy, of spaghetti westerns, and people were happy as they could escape for a time without being preached to about this cause of that, but this would soon change.  Other mediums were coming into their own, challenging the status quo, and setting the stage for a world unlike that which had been seen before.

1938, Action Comics launched something the world had never seen, a true super hero.  Superman, a child from another world, sent to Earth to survive his home planet’s destruction, had powers unlike anyone else.  Faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the world saw a super hero rise to challenge evil in a way they never imagined.  1940 would se Captain Steven Rogers become Captain America, stepping onto the world stage to challenge Hitler, with his first cover in December 1940 showing him landing a blow to Hitler’s jaw, and side by side with Superman, launching young boys into the world of super heroes and daring do, where good would always triumph over evil, and justice would be served.   By the 1970’s the world of Comic Book Heroes would have expanded so far that heroes no longer worked alone, but in groups, to tackle larger and larger issues.  Villains and their henchmen were more dangerous, but again, good always won.

Alongside the comic book heroes, TV introduced new ideals as well.  Where the children of the 1950’s had Little Orphan Annie on the radio, Lassie or Flipper on TV, and a few comics, children in the 1970’s had the Dukes of Hazzard, professional wrestling, more soap operas than ever before, and something totally new to television, PBS, with offerings like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, or The Joy Of Painting, where you weren’t merely entertained, but educated as well.  Schoolhouse Rock showed how a bill becomes a law, and other lessons, The Electric Company used new techniques for their graphics, and just like that, a generation of children would no longer be outside until their parents dragged them into get washed up for supper, but who would plan their playtime to coincide with their must watch programs.

Mr. Rogers gave us a world of make believe, lessons taught in a gentle and kind way, even ensuring that a blind girl wouldn’t worry about his fish by making sure to say it was time to feed them each day.  Sesame Street showed a very diverse world, with monsters, garbage dwelling grouches, birds, and other creatures living and learning along side children and adults from all backgrounds.  So many new ideas brought into one medium that children were inundated with them by the time they started Kindergarten.  This generation would eventually learn of the Civil Rights movement, but rarely thought twice about what color their neighbor was, or why they weren’t in another class.  Rather, a new class of student to be segregated emerged, Special Education, those with learning disabilities on such a wide scale, were segregated, often taught so slowly that by the time they were to graduate High School, they might be at a middle school level of education.

Education had begun changing in the 1970’s, with a generation of children growing up watching war as never seen before, watching Hollywood celebrities protest violence, while their movies and TV shows glorified vigilantes and criminals, even seeing them side with the very people the U.S. Military was fighting, entered the education field and began to teach history, literature, and other subjects in ways that not only distorted, but blatantly re-wrote history.  The American Revolution was no longer a result of colonists wanting representation in how they were taxed, but because slave owning white men didn’t want to pay taxes, which of course ignores that the new nation taxed it’s new citizens.  Slavery was purely an American issue, where white men didn’t want to give up their free labor, meaning the roots of slavery, those being African tribes selling their neighbors to both profit and take their land, Europeans being the buyers, and that nations to this day still allow slavery, were ignored.

Students until this point had grown up with parents enforcing hard work pays off, removing privileges from students who were failing a subject so they had time to study, employers cutting hours when a student’s work began to flag, only to see a change happen, where teachers were encouraged by coaches and other extra-curricular sponsors to make sure students passed, so as not to hurt a source of income for the school.  By the time this came to light and schools stopped the practice, parents no longer held the student responsible, but questioned the teacher as to why they were failing their child.  Discipline had moved from a time when a disobedient student was paddled, only to have the parent repeat that punishment, to a time when the student was given time out, not only from their peers, but from the lessons.

Manipulation became a way of life at an early age, with boys complaining the lady teacher didn’t like boys, white teachers didn’t like minorities, coaches cut people for frivolous reasons, until we moved into a time when everyone makes the team, those who win too often are excluded to give everyone a chance, and the world again began to change.  In a move reminiscent of the 1940’s and 1950’s, books were removed for being too provocative, until books like To Kill A Mockingbird are removed for showing racism in the wrong way while books like Fifty Shades of Grey are sitting in public school libraries still.  Students are no longer exposed to the darker side of humanity’s past, and thus, no longer shown how mankind will rise to defeat tyrants and despots, resulting in students believing the very people who stood against tyranny were themselves tyrants.

Hollywood, naturally, began to change at this time as well.  In the 1980’s, a movie like Blue Thunder, where a scene shows a woman’s bare breasts for a few seconds, were rated R, and only grudgingly as opposed to X, or just not made.  Television programs which would discuss adult themes were closely regulated, news programs were careful in how they spoke of things, so as to ensure they were clean in the eyes of the FCC.  Just a decade later, and the 1990’s saw prime time programs on major networks, where all but the act of intercourse was shown.  Teenage characters were shown wearing less than most people would wear when swimming as every day attire, and romantically involved in relationships most adults remembered not knowing about until late in High School, or possibly college, and it only moved forward from there, to modern day entertainment, where sex sells, and people are shocked at how many of the celebrities they looked up to, who are now being shown to be predators that crowds would have formed mobs to hunt down only 20 or 30 years previously.

2016 will be remembered either as the year the world began to wake up to the programming we were all subject to for 40+ years, or the year the world fully took the blue pill, and stayed in Wonderland.  The election of Donald Trump, something the mainstream media said point blank was impossible, will be remembered either as the year Americans retook their power as The People, or as the year the United States gave up all freedom to tyrants.  Following this election, young people rioted in the streets, destroying property, because they could not force a country to undo an election and install someone who lost.  Others wailed in the streets, returning a year later to do so again, to protest.  States began enacting policies that only ten years ago would be so ludicrous as to oust all in power, protecting people who entered the country illegally, many who went on to commit heinous crimes.  Monuments to history, albeit a dark time in our history, were torn down by mobs who went unpunished, cities raced to remove others, to prevent just that from happening again, while many people begged for common sense, for us to not hide our history, but keep it so we may learn from it.  All of this leads directly to the situation facing the American People today.

February 2018 saw an active shooter situation in Parkland Florida, where Sheriff’s Deputies were ordered not to enter an engage, where S.W.A.T. Officers who defied those orders were fired, and all but that night, students were deputized by the mainstream media to demand Americans disarm.  Quotes like no one wants to face a shooter with an AR-15 were thrown around, while case after case from other parts of the country show people doing just that, and more.  Law Enforcement agencies all over the country decried the cowardly actions of the Deputies in Parkland, sitting outside while a shooter was in a school, which 28 years previously was made a gun free zone by a bill sponsored by then Senator Joseph Biden.  Suggestions that school districts allow those paying taxes to them to choose if teachers may choose to be armed are decried as forcing teachers who have no training to be armed, making things worse.  Districts which already allowed this, and thus are far safer, are ignored, or ridiculed.  The very people screaming about how evil the AR-15 is, who yell at Americans we don’t want to take your guns, are then seen marching demanding the repeal of the Second Amendment, carrying signs insulting gun owners, and others with signs blatantly saying they will pry them from your cold, dead hands.

We are at a tipping point, books/movies like Ready Player One show a world where people’s lives are so horrible they spend all the time they can in virtual reality, only to go into so much debt they literally become slaves until they die.  Where a corporation doesn’t flinch at killing hundreds to stop anyone from taking away their opportunity to lock in total control over society.  Movies like Equilibrium show a world where people are drugged to remove all emotion, where from a very early age they are indoctrinated to fear emotion so much they willingly take the required drugs, and those who don’t are killed.  Movie after movie after TV show after TV show shows us exactly what Huxley and Orwell warned us about all those decades ago, yet we seem to be pouring rocket fuel into our handcart, ready to fly full speed into a world where we are subjugated, and made to like it.  Those speaking out, begging society to step back are beaten to a pulp and called nazi, by those using the very tactics the nazis used, because history is no longer taught.  Those begging people not to dive head first into a world where they will be drugged into mental oblivion are berated for denying them the right to choose, only to them be demonized for not stopping someone from going to far.

We are at the tipping point, where countries invite those who openly call for the destruction of all who do not bow and serve them, to do just that.  We are watching the world burn, watching the tyrants start solidifying their power, so the question is very simple.  Will you take the red pill or blue pill?  Will you march to your destruction, going silently into the good night, or will you step back, will you realize that We The People have the true power?  Will you rise up against those who would be your oppressors, or will you place your head on the chopping block?  Only you can choose, I just hope it isn’t too late.

Business as usual

To listen to liberals, nothing is ever their fault, nothing is ever their responsibility, and they are the ultimate authority on everything. When Obama admitted that DACA was un-Constitutional, but that Congress wasn’t doing what he wanted, so he was going to do it anyway, liberals cheered and praised his action to open the floodgates of illegal immigrants coming into the country. When Trump said the same, that DACA was un-Constitutional, so he was ending it and telling Congress to do their job, liberals demanded he not do that, saying he wasn’t allowed to, ignoring that their messiah Obama said flat out that it was an un-Constitutional move.

Over the last week or so, the topic is gun control, although they will happily lecture you on how “since Obama issued the executive order on DACA, it must be allowed to stand” they’re demanding that “something be done” with hashtags like not one more, or never again. What they don’t do, ever, is tell you what should be done. They demand that “assault weapons” be banned, while admitting they can’t define “assault weapon” they demand that certain people be prevented from gaining firearms, and ignore that there are already laws on the books doing just that, just demanding that “something be done.” I have personally said “OK, let’s say there’s a law saying it’s a felony, punishable by jail time, for me to slap you” they nodded and I slapped him, lightly. Naturally, he screamed that it was illegal, then I just slapped him again while a friend said, he’s breaking the law, how do you stop him? He ranted and railed that I should be arrested, only to be told “no, just do something, pass a law” at which point he just stormed off.

Confronted with the lunacy of “just do something” he refused to continue the conversation, and later I found that he’d been lying to others, saying it’s legal to walk in and buy any gun you want, no paperwork needed, and screaming at people who told him he was wrong. I realize this nut job is an extreme case, but it shows the lunacy of the liberal argument. You can tell them the law is already in place, so we need to fix law enforcement, reporting, etc and you’re called an idiot. You can prove it and they’ll storm off and lie to others.

You will not win an argument with a liberal, nor will they even admit that you had anything good to say but stood and lied to them. So the question now is simple, while Trump is demanding the actual work needing done is done (fix reporting and enforcement,) how do we fix the issue of the lies being told other than by pointing out the lies when they were told?

Just what is “common sense” reform?

Valentine’s Day 2018 was, as we can all agree, visited by tragedy in Florida, showing the best and worst of humanity. From a JROTC Cadet who died helping students get into a room, two other JROTC Cadets who saw a way to protect others and took it, to a Coach who sacrificed his life for his students. As happens after any tragedy, well most of them, the liberals in Congress and the media jumped on the gun control wagon, with their gunsense hashtag and demands to “regulate assault weapons.” There’s one glaring problem with that goal, the definition of “assault weapon.” A new twist though, is that yes, the term “assault weapon” was used in marketing many years ago, but not for any of the modern firearms that the rabid liberals want all but melted to slag.

Yes, marketing executives used that term to sell rifles, and yes, they stopped when the first “assault weapons ban” was introduced, but there is no standard of what liberals call an assault weapon is today, and worse, the glaring holes in their knowledge is staggering, and I’m not just referring to calling a magazine a clip, or a rifled barrel firearm a gun. We’ve had many press conferences from liberals referring to “ghost guns” and “barrel shrouds” and those are the least of the idiotic things said. When Shannon Watts became the public face of Everytown and Moms Demand Action, the lies and unintelligent drivel was instantly on public display. From claiming that “many of their members are gun owners” to her claim that no one needs a gun that fires ten rounds a minute. The tweet that got her to ban me was when I told her I can walk outside at any time, find and throw ten rocks, one at a time, in under a minute, should my arms be banned?

When confronted with a well reasoned and logical argument, there is also the standby tactic of either calling the person who shuts a liberal down a nazi, bigot, racist, or “literally Hitler.” I have a dubious honor though, as I actually fought that line with historical knowledge I worked years for in my undergraduate studies, to the point where the idiot actually laid hands on me, prompting me to use a simple hold until the cop in the common area took it over, but that’s a story for another day.

You see, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and specifically, military history since the American Revolution. My Great Uncles and Grandfather inspired that, as they fought in World War II, with my Great Uncle Coleman landing at Normandy and going on to fight Rommel in North Africa, while another died in the failed air drop on D-Day. You see, I know Hitler and the tactics he used well, and those very tactics are being emulated today, just not by those the screaming snowflakes claim. You see, “anti-fascist” was a group in the Nazi regime, used to fight anyone standing up to them. Before that was formed though, Hitler knew he had to garner national support, so health care, education, and such were first. By claiming to “have the best of plans” the people rallied to him, and he was among the most charismatic people to have wreaked havoc on the planet. Once he had them in the palm of his hand, he then moved to disarming the public, playing on the old standby that the Police and Military were there to protect them, they should be trusted. Once that was done, we all know what happened, from Krystalnacht in 1939, to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and the millions killed before 1945.

Moving back to 14 February 2018, Cruz committed multiple crimes before he even left for his attack. You see, the federal background check requires disclosing many things, which had he been honest, would have meant no sale of any firearm. He threatened his ex’s new boyfriend, and even said he would be a “professional school shooter” in a YouTube comment, and his profile there was under his legal name. Police were called out to his home so many times one wonders why he wasn’t either in jail or a psychological institution well before his attack. So the question isn’t about gun control, it’s about mental health. When an actual professional says that Cruz displays classic signs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, why wasn’t he already known for his crimes?

Now, being a student of History, I cannot sit idle while disinformation and blatant lies are spread, as I can counter them all. When people go on and on about how the AR-15 is the “weapon of choice” for criminals like Cruz, I point out that Oswald and Whitman used bolt action rifles, and in Whitman’s case, a sawed off shotgun. The only reason that Dallas in 62 wasn’t a mass shooting is that Oswald was only interested in Kennedy, but Whitman’s shooting lasted so long because he found excellent cover and with long range not an option, the Police had to get to him, which prompted the creation of the S.W.A.T Programs virtually every city has today. I’ve brought this up many times, and thus far, only one person has actually remained logical and civil in their conversation, and has now agreed it’s about the person, not the tool used.

To explain that last sentence, let’s look at the AR platform. The most common caliber for the AR-15, is .223/.556, which to be honest, isn’t that large a round. In fact, most hunters prefer either .30 .30 or .30 .06, or even larger. I’ve fired a 308 Winchester and a 300 Blackout rifle, and trust me, they are more powerful than my AR ever will be. To be honest, I bought my AR because I want to add a new competition to my belt. I’m already likely in the top 25% of pistol shooters, I’ve not been beaten at Skeet in 20+ years, so now I’m moving to rifles. The AR platform allows me to quickly change optics for short or long range, to add a flashlight if I’m in a room clearing stage, or to add a bipod for lane shooting. Even were I hunter, and I prefer to hunt with my debit card at HEB for my meat, although for chicken I’ll soon have a pen full of them, I wouldn’t use an AR to hunt.

Let’s look at this logically though, which requires looking at the Mini 14, which aside from the look, is just an AR-15 made of wood, as it fires the same caliber as most AR’s and can use a 30 round magazine as well. You see, the argument against the AR-15 is not about it’s capabilities, it’s all down to the look. The desire for an “Army Gun” likely started in the late 1960’s with Vietnam, as we now had live reports on the war, and saw the Soldiers using the M4 and M16, so the manufacturers came up with ideas to mimic it, just not completely. You see, the M4 and M16 can be Select Fire, or in some cases, Fully Automatic. Select Fire means you pull the trigger once and three rounds are released, while of course, Full Auto is where you “spray and pray.” An AR-15 is Semi Automatic only, as when you pull the trigger once, one round is released. This is true for a high percentage of firearms today, from pistols to rifles to even shotguns. Only bolt-action, pump, and single action revolvers are not Semi-Auto, meaning you must manually chamber a round, or cock the hammer, to fire again.

So, with the massive evidence, complete with legislation from the 1980’s which means only the “ultra rich” can buy a true machine gun legally, the question has to be, what true common sense reform can be done. It’s ultimately a simple answer though, and one those screaming don’t want to hear, it’s not about guns, but the users. Cruz, Lanza, Whitman, Oswald, all were mentally unwell, and honestly, should have been under treatment for a good while, possibly their entire life, but the focus on the failures of an industry that makes so much money they can literally buy legislators, isn’t one that is wanted. Cruz was on psychotropic drugs, but HIPPA means that it’s very rare when Doctors report this, at least to the level required to flag a background check. The Sutherland Springs shooter received a Dishonorable Discharge from the USAF, and had a domestic violence charge, but neither were reported in time to stop his purchase. So, as the background check already addresses both situations, they had to lie to get their weapons, and only the lack of reporting and lack of regulations allowing Doctors to legally break Doctor/Patient confidentiality failed here, not the laws in place.

To wrap up, we don’t need to regulate the tools used, but the users. President Trump has undone an act that simply said if you received Social Security Disability, you’re a prohibited possessor, as that could mean if I lose a leg and can no longer work, I’m now disarmed, while if you’re in a psych ward, you also lose that right. This is of course, touted by liberals as “President Trump made it easier for criminals to get guns” which is a bald faced lie. We have the laws needed to ensure you cannot purchase a weapon if you are a felon, domestic abuser, or the like, so we need to look at how those things are reported. When these things are not reported correctly, the person who was to report them should be charged as an accessory, even lightly, to any crimes committed. Doctors should be able to, confidentially and only to law enforcement, report those they feel are not mentally stable to own even a staple gun, perhaps via an office that will include medical experts who can help determine when it should go to law enforcement. I’m not an expert on public policy, or writing laws, although were laws written in layman’s terms, I’m sure I could craft a good many that would help the world. The final step is twofold, dumping most, if not all of the career politicians in Congress today, and enacting term limits and possibly even a mandatory retirement age for the House and Senate (and definitely a retirement age or allowing Doctors to force retirement on SCOTUS, as Ginsberg isn’t able to stay awake now) so that we have turnover to keep new blood and new perspectives among those we elect to lead.

So, my question to you is, what would you do other than jumping on the gun control, ban this or that, bandwagon? Oh, an keep in mind I hold a degree in history, am a politics/history buff, and will find any and all source material to destroy anything that I can, even if I end up destroying my own argument when pushed to start research.