In a 5-4 decision that saw John Roberts side with the Progs and newly appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett casting the deciding vote the Supreme Court overturned New York State’s onerous restrictions on religious gatherings.
Let’s hope that Barrett’s presence on the bench will give courage to such unreliable votes as Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. Who knows, maybe the Supreme Court will decide that allowing thugs to run wild in the street and allowing gangsters to steal a presidential election are just a tad Un-American.
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans out there. I know we’re all living through the horrors that the Left has cooked up for us. The lockdowns, the rampaging psychopaths and finally the fraudulent election plot. It may seem insane to even talk about a happy anything but I refuse to let these horrible people rob me and my family of at least part of the joy that the holiday is supposed to provide. My family gathering won’t be as large as some years but it will still be joyous and include children and grandchildren and a whole lot of turkey and other fattening food. I hope to introduce my two year old granddaughter to the March of the Wooden Soldiers, Gulliver’s Travels and the art of getting the larger piece of the wishbone during the contest. So please make sure to have some joy on Thursday even if it has to be by phone or video call. After all generations of Americans have had to delay gatherings because of war and other emergencies. We can hope that the present travesty will be ended some time in the near future if for no other reason than because a vaccine is imminent.
Secondly, I want to say that content may be a little sparse here because of all this merrymaking. I intend to put out posts as often as possible but usually there is a lull in news and in web traffic during the holidays so the resource and the need may both lag to some degree. But I intend to put up various reviews of movies, tv shows, books and other items that I think will be of general interest. And I will continue to look for content from guest contributors. So if you have something you’d like to contribute leave a note in the comments and I’ll get back to you.
Thirdly and lastly, I’d like to just address the election situation. Many gloom and doomers seem extremely eager to throw in the towel. They call me every day with some latest disaster that they hope will convince me that I must join them in the ranks of the defeated. I’ve asked several of them whether they’ll get some kind of early bird special bonus for conceding now rather than wait for the actual resolution. I have to say I really don’t understand why they’re in a hurry to concede the election to Joe Biden. That seems like a situation that I would want to delay for as long as humanly possible. But to each his own. Anyway, I’ll allow President Trump and his legal team all the time they need to plead their case before the Supreme Court. I think that anyone who claims to know in advance how that decision will be made is mistaken. My opinion, and it is just that, my opinion, is that the odds are exactly 50/50. So I’d prefer to enjoy Thanksgiving and let the process play out. There’s plenty of time to react to the facts on the ground once they are. So I’ll wait until there’s something interesting to discuss and then I will.
The Democrats, the Media and probably the Deep State have performed two miracles. One is they committed election fraud on a scale that even Chicago’s late Mayor Richard Daley would never have dreamed of. And the second miracle is they have given sight to the blind. They performed these two miracles simultaneously right there in front of us in the early hours of November 4th. The first of these events I knew of immediately upon seeing it. Seeing President Trump up by 800,000 votes in Pennsylvania and then hearing that somehow, he was going to lose the state I could see that fraud so massive as to be unexplainable by rational voting patterns was being perpetrated. The second miracle came to my attention this week. I have spoken to people who have been able to believe even into late 2020 that we’re still living in normal times and that the people on the right-wing are alarmists and exaggerating the scope of the problems we face. They were sure that with just the right tweaks to the agendas on the Left and Right we could all be singing kumbaya in the middle. Well, I spoke with one of them this week and he said straight out, “You were right about everything.” Seeing the election and then hearing the evidence on the scope of the election fraud finally broke through his shell and drew blood. He was blind but now he sees.
Based on human nature I know that these recent converts are going to be very uncomfortable with the reality they’ve just awakened to. It’s painful to know you don’t live in the democracy you thought you did. This will lead to all kinds of dithering and rationalizing and confusion. But he’s taken the first step to facing facts and figuring out how to deal with the reality he now recognizes. And maybe he decides to cave into the Left. But at least it will have to be a conscious decision and I won’t have to hear anymore excuses for why things always happen the way they do.
How many people did this election wake up? I’m going to guess that it’s around ten million people. That equates to about half of the voters in the middle. These people don’t pay much attention to politics every day but they vote and they watch the election every four years. They’ll be hard pressed to ignore what they saw. Even with the networks providing cover for the Democrats there will be enough information getting through to let them know this wasn’t a normal election and that really bad things happened in the vote-counting rooms of the Democrat cities.
For the people who read on this site that’s hardly news. We have been watching this happen for years and want the courts to do something about it. We want to see the FBI step in. And we also know why they haven’t. But for the sleepwalkers among us this is a revelation. Their world view is going to change. And that’s a big damn thing. And having it happen to so many people and having it happen at the same time as the COVID lockdown and the Antifa/BLM insurrection will exacerbate the outrage they will feel.
So, for any of the recently red-pilled brethren showing up at this site, welcome! We don’t have any magic bullets here. There are no saviors, no magic road to salvation. All we have is clarity and camaraderie and news from the front. We’re all in this for the long haul and we try to reclaim territory one square inch at a time. Welcome aboard.
Here we are going into the third week after the election and, if anything, things are getting weirder. By all indications the fraud that took place was more organized than any typical urban election shenanigans. The rigged computer software and the manufacturing of bogus election ballots on the order of hundreds of thousands of votes looks to be fraud on a scale that even jaded judges will be hesitant to ignore.
The election certifiers are even getting into the act. The votes for Detroit have been called into question by the two Republican certifiers and I have to assume that we are going to see confidence in the voting process drop to rock bottom levels. Currently 52% of Republican voters surveyed think that the Democrats stole the election and as things become clearer that number will probably rise to 95%.
President Trump is getting legal help from several people who have shown themselves to be unafraid of the media circus and aren’t worried about being blacklisted by the Democrats and the Never Trump Republicans. The big question mark will be the Supreme Court. In my mind what the President needs is to get the information out to the American public and then let public opinion force the Justice Department and the courts to do their jobs and look to see what the facts on the ground are. We’re no longer in the world of the 1960 Election or even the 2000 Election where worry over damaging America’s trust in the institutions of the government is more important than the results of an election. There is no trust in the institutions of government. That has now become the operating principle. If the 72 million people who voted for Donald Trump think they were cheated, which they do, then effectively Joe Biden would be an illegitimate president. And that will have very serious consequences. We saw how debilitating the “resistance” to President Trump’s administration was. I assume that having half the country sure that you are a crook who cheated his way into the White House would render Joe Biden a veritable prisoner in the Oval Office. Wherever he went he would be booed and hooted at. I won’t even speculate beyond that point.
On balance I think if President Trump prevails in the election battle the resistance against him will be even more intense than what we have seen up till now. The only difference is that he has become inured to it and has developed strategies and located personnel who can cope with it. In either case we have now reached the point of complete polarization in the country. The proportion of people who haven’t joined one side or the other is minimal. The relationship between the two sides has reached the point of boiling animosity and open conflict including murder has already occurred along the geographic lines where the most radical partisans on both sides find themselves juxtaposed, like Portland and Kenosha.
I can’t see that things are going to calm down regardless of how the election is decided. From my point of view, it is important to start thinking about living in a country that will become more and more disunited. All the things we’ve been saying about developing our own platforms and institutions is becoming more relevant and crucial. One thing that is clear is that we are living in a treacherous environment. It is important that people are careful about what they say because everything they say can be heard by everybody in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to information that can help you avoid trouble. Protect those important to you in every way you can. And most importantly avoid places that you know will be filled with irrational individuals. Physical danger is now not a conspiracy theorist’s paranoid delusion. It’s a living breathing reality.
“Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also vowed not to enforce the regulations, WRGB Albany reported. “I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good,” the law enforcement authority told the local outlet.”
Sanity from elected officials in in New York, is that allowed? Bravo gentlemen. Hopefully your courage will be emulated elsewhere.
Pardon the dearth of posts in the last few days. Like everyone else I have been pondering on the reality and circumstances of our troubled land. I was contemplating waiting on the Supreme Court’s decisions on the election fraud appeals being submitted for their decisions. But I think I will write a essay on the path forward without regard to whether the Supreme Court does its job or not. I no longer think that further proof is needed to convince the reasonable men among the American people that there is no longer one law that applies to all Americans. And what we have to decide is what we want to do about that. That’s what I will be working on.
I also have some more movie reviews. I have a book review of Jim Butcher’s latest addition to his Dresden Files’ series, “Peace Talks.” I don’t think I have done reviews of this series before so maybe this will require a review of the series overall as a start. And as the holidays near I think music and movie reviews for holiday themed works will be forthcoming.
I have been very negligent on the photography front. I’m still posting photos of the day from back in the summer. That is because photo work takes a bunch of time to prep. I keep promising to put together some larger posts on technique and various subjects but I’ve been unable based on time. I have promised myself I’ll have to do better. And I will.
And as promised I’ll get guest contributors busy on some things outside of my areas of expertise.
So once again apologies for the drought but things will improve.
For the second time in a week I’ve been lectured about how hopeless the election lawsuits are. Now there is no way of knowing how things will turn out. But assuming the worst doesn’t make sense to me. I’ll let the President and his advisors do everything they can to straighten out this mess. And if it works out in our favor then we’ll have great laugh about all this. And if it goes against us then we’ll have to start figuring what will be best for us in a country that cheats its people out of their God given rights. But why should I have to assume we can’t win? That’s the same talk I heard back in 2016 from the same people. Now maybe they’re right this time. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to make that my default opinion.
One thing it’s interesting to see is who were our real friends and who turned out to be skunks. And right on cue Fox News turns out to be populated by leftists and corporate shills who went out of their way to stab the President in the back whenever and wherever they could. Tucker Carlson and the few real Americans left there should think long and hard about exiting for a better option. Of course, that’s the problem with the Left owning all the media. We were dependent on Fox to provide an alternative. Any start up might not be able to pay high earners like Carlson the salaries they are used to.
But remember, President Trump is in charge at least into January. That is plenty of time to decide how dire our circumstances are and to make whatever provisions are possible. In the meantime, live your life and enjoy the season and the holidays that are approaching to whatever extent the COVID secret police will allow you. And don’t let it all be ruined even before it begins. I intend to have some turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, buttered rolls and candied yams. I’ll have pumpkin, apple, strawberry rhubarb, cocoanut custard and blueberry pies available for the proceedings and I intend to watch the March of the Wooden Soldiers and Gulliver’s Travels with my two-year-old granddaughter for the first time. We’ll sit around and the women will prepare the food and we’ll all talk about family and the things we plan to do before it gets too cold and snowy to accomplish. And we’ll talk about the folks who aren’t around anymore and those who couldn’t be here because of the COVID foolishness. But I sure as hell don’t intend to turn my life into a funeral because gangsters are planning to take over the country. If it turns out that they’ve won I’ll make my plans based on that but I’ll be no worse off than my ancestors who had to deal with the Mafia and the petty aristocracy that ran Italy back in the nineteenth century. My hope is that Americans are too stubborn to be turned into serfs. Maybe I’m right about that or maybe I’m wrong. But time will tell. Let’s let the act play out.
For a long time I have been trying to decide if there was a way to get back to where we were even sixteen years ago when even a country divided by war and partisan allegiance could rally around the institutions of the American government and respect the processes and practices that allowed us to work through our differences in a peaceful and reasonable way.
Even after the lunacy that the Left unleashed in their cities during the BLM riots I thought that a presidential election could allow us to find a way forward based on the will of the majority. Well, that’s been shown to be an illusion. Based on the way the election was run in the Democrat cities in the swing states it’s crystal clear to me that there is no way forward for the United States as one nation. Even if the Supreme Court does their duty and negates all the fraudulent votes and awards the win to President Trump there is no longer any credibility to the idea that the Left will deal with us as countrymen. They have shown us that we are their enemies and at this point we have no choice but to reciprocate that.
I do not know how this will play out. There are so many options that run the gamut from polite dissolution of the union to full blown civil war that I won’t even attempt to figure out how this will go. But what it does mean is that we need to start looking at the facts on the ground and come up with strategies and tactics to start moving forward to a resolution of our status. For those who live in occupied territory (blue states) you may want to figure out how to move to a relatively free area (red states). You may want to start to start getting involved in the political process to try and steer the changes that will start to occur. There will be all kinds of things we’ll have to start thinking about and doing but the first thing is to get it into your head that this isn’t going to go away. You’re going to have to pick a side. Even if President Trump is awarded the election win by the Supreme Court that will only provide a short respite during which you can get your affairs in order.
If Biden is allowed to steal the election then expect things to get a lot worse very quickly. Changes in the law will curtail your freedom of speech and religion and maybe even your right to own a gun. This site may be shut down due to government censorship. But whatever happens try to act logically and work toward goals that minimize the impact of government control on your ability to live your life the way you want. Look for like minded people to form a network with. Use this network to develop a social group that can provide a community that reinforces the things you believe in and protects you and your family from the controlled external environment that surrounds us.
So, if you consider yourself on the right of the left/right divide then know that we aren’t going back to a better time when there was one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. There are two nations and only our nation cares about the rest of those things. Be alert and be careful. These are going to be very challenging times.