The Summit of Hysteria

Trying to sort through the hysteria pile concerning the Trump/Putin “summit”. This is a portion of conversation I had with a good friend:

 

  1. World leaders never upstage each other on the same stage; the idea that Trump would berate Putin in a press conference is idiotic and childish. Set your Wayback Machine to 1972 and recall that President Nixon met with and shared a stage with Mao Zedong, numerically the worst butcher of humans in history. No one expected Nixon to Mao, and it would have been a disaster had he done so. Event though Mao had the blood of some 60,000,000 people on his hands.

 

  1. Trump’s style, near as I can figure, is to co-opt his rivals. This is a classic business approach that we see every day on Wall Street. If you can’t beat them, join them or better yet, buy them. No, we won’t buy Russia but maybe instead of treating them like an enemy (they aren’t), try to get them on our side in terms of getting along. This may not work, but it has seemingly borne fruit in North Korea.

 

  1. The one fault I may have with Trump is publicly calling out the intelligence services, but it’s a minor quibble. From long before the 2016 elections, the alphabet soup of our “intelligence” agencies have seemingly embraced a unitary purpose: The downfall of candidate-now-President Trump. Should he be a “bigger person” than that? Perhaps. But as a shot against the “deep state (more on this in a minute) it was a darn effective shot precisely because it falls in the category of “you just don’t do that”. Kinda like with Air Force One flew direct from Riyadh to Israel. Trump was told that no one does that. He said, essentially, “hold my beer” and had it done. That is good in my eyes.

 

  1. Back to Russia quickly. At one point the Soviet Union was publicly on record as seeking to destroy the United States (and just about everyone else in the west). They were enemies then. Now, at best they are rivals, more like China but with the potential to be co-opted as if not an ally, a reasonable party. China is a much bigger concern to us and to Russia. It makes sense to see if we have mutual interest.

 

  1. (last one): Call it the “deep state”, call it Leviathan, call it the Elite. Whatever you call it, it is…not good for this nation. There was a great study performed a few years ago that got turned into a long-but-not-too-dry book. It’s called “What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions About the American People” by Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg. The Cliff’s Notes of the Cliff’s Notes: Laws are passed by elected representatives but regulations are written and implemented by a massive unelected bureaucracy that is not only unaccountable to the people, they statistically are at odds with the majority of people on most issues. Furthermore, many of these folks couldn’t possibly tell you what the average American thinks because they live, work and breathe in a bubble. This is the essence of that FBI agent saying that you can “smell the Trump support.” That dripping condescension runs deep in DC.

 

So along comes Trump, speaking out against Leviathan to great effect. Much of what you see on the news is the reaction of Leviathan to Trump and by extension the American people. The “deplorables”, as Hillary called many of us. In my view, the more the media screams, the more they are all scared that at some point enough people will decide “enough” and start electing battalions of Trumps. Not the most pleasant thought, I do understand that. But this $4 trillion per year blob sucks the life out of the nation and uses the media as its mouthpiece, constantly berates people like me as morons, racists and worse, and frankly goes on its way and does what it wants regardless of who we elect. It probably will never change. But I will enjoy it when Trump makes it squirm.

 

Deep state

Do these folks run the world????

The Left From A-Z

Another week, another slew of outrage from the left. But let’s be fair: Outrage is all they know. To help us rational people understand them, here is my simple guide called The Left From A-Z:

 

A stands for Abortion. One of the most sacred tenets of the Left is the woman’s “right to choose”. Of course, this is a selective exercise, as the choice to have sex (unprotected or otherwise) is always ignored. If the left were honest, which they never are, this would be called the right to make a second choice.

B stands for Bullying. This is a double meaning for leftists. On one hand, they have latched onto “bullying” as a Very Bad Thing that can be eliminated through social engineering. This despite the fact bullying is as old as Cain and Abel, and social engineering has never solved any problem. Like communism, maybe it just hasn’t been tried hard enough.

But bullying also, ironically, describes the Left’s tactics. Whether it’s political correctness, shaming of those with different opinions, or harassing voters at polling places, the Left excels at bullying.

C stands for Coexist. The mantra of many a Prius driver, it is the puerile belief that we can all get along if we just try. What its acolytes fail to understand is that the “C” – representing Islam – has no desire whatsoever to coexist with any of the other letters. Far from a “religion of peace”, Islam is a political philosophy of subjugation. Submit or die is its mantra; to “coexist” with it is to convert to it or to (at best) pay a non-believers’ tax. No bumper sticker or group hug will ever change this.

D stands for Double Standards. Whether it’s treatment of women, calls for civility, or any number of other issues, the adage holds true: If the left didn’t have double standards they would have no standards at all. Consider the vulgar insults routinely hurled at the powerful women in the Trump administration and try to imagine the same insults being hurled at Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. Or look at the calls for violence by Maxine Waters and others and imagine the reporting of similar words had they been uttered by Ted Cruz or Rush Limbaugh. Speaking of Mr. Limbaugh, he was excoriated for hoping that President Obama (may peace be upon him) would fail in his desire to “fundamentally transform” America. Compare that to the fawning coverage of the “resist” movement today. Double standards indeed.

E stands for Environmentalism. Once a genuine concern and a true need, it has morphed into a club wielded to both attack capitalism and profit from it. This is especially true with “Climate Change” – by far the biggest scam perpetuated in the history of humanity. Observe the massive multinational corporations at the trough sucking billions in subsidies and you see just how warped the entire argument has become. Al Gore must laugh every day as he flies around in his carbon-spewing private jet and sleeps in his massive ocean-side mansion.

F stands for Fundamental Transformation of the United States of America. Barack Obama, like most politicians, promised all sort of things he never intended to deliver. But this promise, made 5 days before the 2008 election, was delivered in spades. Obama, may peace be upon him, used the media and the levers of power to turn Americans against each other, to corrupt the healthcare system likely beyond repair, to set the Middle East on fire, and the put race relations back about 50 years. As his predecessor once boasted to much mockery, “Mission Accomplished”.

G stands for Gun Control.  Along with national health care, this is the single biggest legislative* goal of the left. Despite mountains of data that suggest gun owners are law abiding, peaceful and safe, the left will use every maniac that comes along as the exception that must be addressed at the expense of the collective. Of course, what they will never admit is that a disarmed populace is a dependent populace. Like healthcare, they want to ensure people to depend on government – and hence on them – for everything. What better way than to allow guns to only be in the hands of government.

*Legislative if possible, but the left has no issue using the courts to get what they want. Abortion and gay rights are but two examples.

H stands for Hillary Clinton. The Smartest Woman Who Ever Lived, the Most Accomplished, Most Qualified Presidential Candidate Ever, she has been a fixture on the national scene for three decades now. Despite the fact Americans rejected her screeching harangues and chose Donald Trump as president, she continues to pop up like a bad boil  to scold us on how (choose one, more or all) misogynist, backwards, corrupt, stupid, transphobic, homophobic, or racist we all are for rejecting her magisterial awesomeness.

I stands for Immigrant. Those poor, huddled masses yearning to be free. They add to the country always and forever amen. They shall be admitted regardless of criminal background, terrorist ties, gang affiliation, or even if they can contribute to society instead of taking from it. They are sacred. To even question the wisdom of letting them all in, without question, makes you an irredeemable racist at best and a Nazi at worst.

J stands for Journalists, otherwise known as the Propagandists of the Left. Just 7% of them are registered as Republicans, and of those, no doubt many are the Joe Scarborough/David Brooks-type: Republicans with a huge dose of leftist thrown in. It’s actually fascinating to watch: The same media that pilloried George W. Bush in the name of “speaking truth to power” lost its voice in 2009, only to miraculously find it again in 2017. Forget “fake news” – most of what’s reported does not even rise to that standard. Call it propaganda and be done with it.

K stands for California Representative Kamala Harris. The Socialist from New York may be the Left’s heroine of the week but make no mistake: The media will lift up Mrs. Harris as the new Barack Obama, may peace be upon him. She’s far left, she has a vagina, and she’s black. That’s three diamonds right across the left wing political slot machine.

L stands for LGBT, and M stands for Mafia, as in Gay Mafia. The gay rights movement has morphed from a call for tolerance, to acceptance, to now unqualified praise of all of the alphabet letters and intense disdain for even the slightest hint of disapproval. It’s so bad the CEO of Twitter – as radical left as they come  – was forced to apologize for the heresy of dining at Chick-fil-A. And why is Chick-fil-A deemed off limits? Their CEO publicly stated declared he believes in traditional marriage. That’s it. The chain does not discriminate against gays, but their CEO believes in traditional marriage. Oh, the horror of it all! The Gay Mafia will not allow this and essentially tried to put a horse’s head in Chick-fil-A’s corporate bed. Fortunately for those of us who love both freedom and great food, they failed quite miserably.

M also stands for Mob. Not the Cosa Nostra mob, but mobs in the street. Frustrated that too many Americans are just too stupid to see how wonderful they are, the left increasingly turns to street mobs to make their point. Although no one’s mind has ever been changed by street riots, facts are never an issue for the left. With the recent Supreme Court vacancy, look for these to be growing in size, frequency and ugliness.

N stands for Nazi. As in, anyone not supporting the radical leftist agenda is a NAZI!!! Heaven forbid we actually had a real Nazi in our midst. Like the boy who cried wolf, there’s no way anyone would believe it since everyone is, well, a NAZI!!

O stands for Saint Barack Hussein Obama, the perfect human, the chosen one, may God have mercy upon him. Oh wait, he doesn’t need God’s mercy because he’s so perfect. Indeed, he’s sort of God, above the world, according to his fans in the media. Although the left would find fault in anything Donald Trump is doing regardless, they have extra contempt for anything that attempts to roll back the “fundamental transformation” Saint Barack delivered.

P stands for Patriarchy. The male-dominated world in which we live prevents women from ever being true equals. See Clinton, Hillary for an example of the Patriarchy at work.

Q stands for Question Authority. Well, it used to anyways, back in the 60s when the left was running on the streets protesting the man. Now, they are the man, and questioning their leadership, wisdom, or dogma of the left is not only discouraged, it can get you fired or worse.

R stands for RUSSIA!!! RUSSIA!! RUSSIA!!!!!

S stands for George Soros. The Sugar Daddy of the radical left, Soros has used his (in many cases) ill-gotten booty to dismantle borders, destabilize governments, and foster unrest worldwide. His is a vision of no borders, no nationalities, and one government with him and his pals in charge behind the scenes. He’s far closer to this vision than many of us would like to believe, helped immensely by the ascent of Barack Obama (may peace be upon him) and his “fundamental transformation”.

T stands for Tolerance. Tolerance is the ultimate double standard. We are expected – no, we are commanded – to tolerate opinions and behaviors we disagree with. The left of course never reciprocates. In fact, the left has so twisted tolerance that they insist they cannot tolerate the opinions of the right and to do so would be, um, intolerance. Being a leftist never exactly has to be logical.

stands for Universal Health Care. This is the absolute Holy Grail of the left, policy-wise. Think about it: If healthcare is a collective enterprise, then the individual must, without exception, submit to the collective. Your choices will impact the system; hence, what you eat, what you drink, how much you weigh and the lifestyle you lead are all fair game. If your decision to be a fatty-fat-fatso is causing me to pay more in tax, why wouldn’t I feel completely justified to go rip that burger out of your hands? Not that it would come to that, as the State would ban burgers in the first place. For all our own good, of course.

V stands for Virtue Signaling. As I wrote earlier this week, virtue signaling is not new, but it is part and parcel of the political left. It’s far easier to screech about gun control and put a sign in your yard than to think about the societal, health, and moral issues that undergird the violence in our society. Especially when those issues are the result of decades of failed leftist policy. “Just be kind”, anyone?

W stands for Woke. Another term, really, for Virtue Signaling, to be “woke” is to adopt the radical left viewpoint on everything from racism to equality to gay rights. Please note that “woke” does not apply to those of us who have awakened to the corrupt uniparty that runs things in Washington no matter which party is in command. We don’t count.

X and Y stand for XY Chromosomes. This is another two-fer. First, the XY Chromosome is the dreaded male chromosome, and we all know that to the left, the Patriarchy and maleness in general is the root of all evil. “Toxic Masculinity” is a dire threat to us all and must be eradicated. For that matter, all masculinity is bad and all men must aspire to be pajama clad mommy’s boys.

The second part of this is the odd fact that as the self-proclaimed arbiters of all things scientific, the left is curiously silent on the cultural fashion of declaring gender to be not biological – despite the obvious connection through DNA – but in fact a choice. Hence, stores now open women’s restrooms to any dude channeling his inner Shania Twain on any given day. And Gaia-forbid if you ever call Bruce Jenner, well, Bruce. See Tolerance, above.

And finally, Z stands for Social Media Zombie. To be fair, these creatures inhabit both the right and the left. They are quick to overreact to the latest news with Twitter tirades, Facebook firefights, and Instagram Insanity. Facts, nuance, logic, reason, common sense and decency are lost to them. Exactly like zombies, in fact.

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They’re tweeting…and coming for you…..