What Portion Have We in Harvard and Wall Street? – To Your Tents, O Deplorables!

In the King James Version at 1 Kings 12 the people of Israel receive Solomon’s son Rehoboam’s reply to their request to treat them more gently.

“13And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him; 14And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 16So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. 17But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. 18Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 19So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.”

Or to quote from a less hallowed but fairly popular source “I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.”

I find the analogy of this to our present situation.  The descendants of the Puritans are the Elites that run and own much of the country.  They live in the blue states and send their kids to the Ivy League schools and run the Fortune 500 companies and infest the media companies.  They have told us that we are unworthy.  They want to chastise us with scorpions.  They have altered the deal and we should consider ourselves lucky if they let us exist at all.

Well, maybe it’s time we walk away from these masters of the universe and attend to our own affairs.  We don’t run multi-national corporations or sit on the Supreme Court.  But we have parents and children and we love the life that God put in us.  What portion have we in Harvard and Wall Street?  Neither have we inheritance in the Sons of the Mayflower.  To your tents, O Deplorables.  Now see to thine own house, Jeb Bush.

Wherever we find ourselves in positions of majority we need to begin the process of taking control of our own lives.  We will have to push back against the toxic narratives and destructive policies that Washington inflicts on us and our children.  Hopefully someone like Ron DeSantis or some other red state leader will step forward and recognize that this is the perfect time to begin the process of saying no to Washington.  The dispute over social media discrimination is the likeliest place where a break with Washington can have a meaningful outcome.  Punishing Facebook or Twitter seems to be within the power of a governor and state legislature and could let these companies know that their immunity from consequences is over.

We are Americans.  That used to mean we were free men.  I think we should remember that and try to make it mean something again.  Come on you supposed leaders, do something right.

The Practical Problem with Alienating the Normal Half of Your Country

In September of 2001 New York City and Washington D.C. were attacked by Arab fanatics who flew jumbo jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and almost got the US Capitol Building too.  Hundreds of New York firemen and dozens of police died attempting to rescue civilians in the chaos of the destruction of the twin towers.  Afterwards the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were fought, as usual by young men from Middle America.  A few came from New York City.  I know of some.  But most kids from New York City didn’t want to go off to war.  I remember an interview right after the attack when a reporter asked a student at New York University whether he thought he should defend his country after his city had been attacked.  The smart kid said, “Sure somebody should go fight.  But not me, I don’t believe in war.”  And that is the majority opinion in a place like New York City.

So those other somebodies did fight and die in those wars.  And they went on fighting and dying for two decades.  But now the Defense Department is combing through the ranks looking for white supremacists and other deplorables to be kicked out of the military.  And I’m sure eventually they’ll get a different military.  LGBTQ soldiers and especially transgender soldiers are very popular right now not to mention pregnant air force fighter pilots.  It sounds very exciting and vibrant.

But what happens after the next 9-11 type attack?  Let’s say Iran sneaks in a dirty bomb over the Mexican border and sets it off in New York City.  Not a real nuke just a big conventional weapon that’s been peppered with enriched uranium.  Now after the George Floyd riots and the calls to prosecute police for upholding the laws how many cops are going to run into that hell to restore order?  And without the police how many firemen are going to put out those fires?  And how many ambulances will go in to rescue the wounded?

And who is going to volunteer to go to Iran to fight the mullahs on the ground?  I’ll be curious to see just how the LGBTQ brigade will do fighting in the 115 °F middle east heat.  Hot flashes from the hormone therapy must be such a bother at those temperatures.  And I wonder just how sharp those pregnant fighter pilots are going to be battling in the air space with surface to air missiles lighting up their instrument board.  Sounds daunting.

My point is I have a feeling the US military is going to be a lot less impressive pretty soon.  If countries like Iran and China start thinking that we aren’t the military superpower that we used to be then they will start to look for ways to apply pressure on us to get what they want.  China is already doing it.  They are throwing their weight around in their own back yard and scaring their neighbors, Japan and South Korea and Taiwan, with a narrative that says the US is a spent force and that China is the new hegemon.

What happens when China decides that we really are impotent?  Let’s say they sink an aircraft carrier.  And let’s say that Commander in Chief Hair Sniffer puts out the call for volunteers to sign up and defend their country.  Who’s going to show up?  No one.

And after he walks back his banter and kowtows to China and our allies in Asia switch allegiance to the strong horse what kind of foreign policy problems will we be looking at then?  Well, actually things will simplify.  We will resemble Britain as their empire evaporated in the post WW II period.  The Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Turks will carve out spheres of influence in the power vacuum we create and we will recede more and more from the dominant role we had.  Even the position of the US dollar may change radically.  And that will have a devastating effect on the US economy and the federal government.

Of course, some good will come of a scenario like this one.  If America’s status as a military superpower is degraded by a Democrat administration there is a very good chance that a massive shift in political support will occur.  Think back to what happened when Jimmy Carter let the Iranians hold our embassy personnel hostage for over a year and then bungled the military operation to rescue the hostages.  Ronald Reagan beat him in a landslide in the 1980 presidential election.  If it is perceived that the Democrats have endangered the country militarily, they will be removed.  What the Republicans do with such an opportunity is hard to say.  Hopefully they will be less stupid than they have been up until this point.  Hopefully they restore the armed forces to a condition where it consists of normal men led by the best men we’ve got.  If not then I won’t be surprised if this country really does crack up.  If our military is exposed as a spent force then regional groups will become emboldened to defy the federal government even more easily and openly.

Either way things will be getting interesting in the new world we live in.  The woke are going to find out that their new world order requires a little more force than the LGBTQ brigade can muster with or without the pregnant fighter pilots.

Yalta – 2021 (Sorta)

Toward the end of World War II the “Big Three,” Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin got together for a conference in the Black Sea resort of Yalta.  Here they discussed the fate of the post-war world and possibly drank vodka.  Today a similar event will occur.

I’m trying to decide which one I am.  Based on my bloody-mindedness I guess Stalin might be the closest analogy.  But if politics is the measure, I’ll be Churchill.

I guess the analogy breaks down along the lines of world domination.  The issues that will dominate this conference will be the need to wash down sandwiches and potato salad with lemonade and beer.  I am donating the aforementioned potato salad and Camera Girl’s world-famous ricotta cheese cake.  There is talk of penny ante poker and Russian roulette but we’ll see about that.  I expect points of disagreement but also wide areas of concurrence.  My only unbreakable rule will be that I must be addressed as “Your Grand High Celestial Irritableness.”  That is like iron!

This conference occurs at a distinct juncture.  The Southern New England states are surreptitiously admitting that even their spineless inhabitants have stopped believing in the mask farce.  So, the authorities are grasping the miracle of the vaccine as the excuse for this retreat from mask idiocy and will officially allow us to return to near normalcy.  So, we are not expecting Karen to report us to the boys in blue.  But if they do show up, we intend to don black-face and stand on our George Floydian right to do whatever the hell we feel like and resist arrest by any and all means up to and including overdosing on fentanyl.  Or cheesecake.  That’s my preference.

Seriously, it’s pretty great finally getting together with good friends and celebrate summer appropriately.  This will be the first major reassembly of the Morning Coffee Walk in over a year.  We’ll probably keep the political discussion to a minimum only because it won’t facilitate good digestion.  But we will at the very least discuss Joe Biden’s squint.

And of course, because of this celebration there will be a noticeable lag in content today.  I’m sure all will agree that this kind of conference is worth the cost.  The proximity of such high caliber minds is sure to spark some amazing consequences.  We may discover anti-gravity or even lo-cal pizza.  So let the good times roll.  Boy, look at that cape FDR is wearing.  Maybe I need one of those.

The Deplorables Are Waiting for a Sign

Today I had a Christmas get together with some good friends that I used to work with.  All of them are on my side of the aisle and in addition to talking about the old company and people we know in common we of course talked about the sorry state of things.  First off, we were in a small bar and grill.  That meant that we couldn’t move a couple of tables to sit together.  When I tried to, the waitress acted like I was trying to light the tablecloth on fire or something.  She worriedly explained that the health department would shut them down if we were caught messing with the floor plan.  But she whisked us away to a larger table that was isolated from the rest of the guests in a corner where we could spread COVID to our hearts’ content.  So much for a casual get together.

After we ordered our drinks, I heard all the complaints about the old firm and its latest idiocies in the face of the “pandemic.”  Then we talked about the COVID madness and the election.  And I was a little surprised.  They were much more fed up with the lockdown than even I am.  One of the guys says he was talking with some friends of his on the local police force and they told him that they’re reaching their limit of tolerance for what’s going on.  Many of the older and even some of the younger cops are disgusted with the damage that has been done to the owners of restaurants and the other small businesses effected by the shutdowns.  A lot of those business owners are friends and relatives of the cops.  Some of the cops are talking about the idea of a strike.  I asked him for details but he didn’t have any.  Maybe it’s just grousing but it’s interesting to know that cracks are beginning to appear in the state and municipal workforce even here in New England.

All of my friends were convinced that the COVID shutdowns weren’t going away anytime soon and that they were basically a way for the state to take control of our lives and make us grovel.  And they all know that vaccinations will be considered a condition for being allowed to keep their jobs at the old firm.

Then we talked about the election.  There was unanimity that the elections were blatantly stolen.  They were all pessimistic about the attempt to reverse the electoral college votes.  Some of the strongest anger was aimed at John Roberts and the part he played in the fraud.  And everyone agreed that William Barr was not trying to help get to the truth on any of the investigations he was supposedly working on.  Most felt he was just another swamp creature.  And everyone agreed that things were going to get much worse if Joe Biden gets into the White House, especially up here in New England.  They were already talking about sending their guns out of state to forestall the confiscations they were expecting.

But the most surprising reaction I heard was from one guy in particular.  He is one of the staunchest conservatives in the group and an avid consumer of the information on line.  He listens to everything that’s out there and he follows back links and does his own research into the facts instead of just reading the pundits and the cable channel stuff.

He said he’s done.  He’s not going to listen to anymore talk.  He’s shutting off the pundits and he’s not going to get involved in the issues and politics and he isn’t going to support anymore politicians.  He says he’s just going to enjoy his life and let the world go straight to hell.

I asked him what had been the last straw.  He said the election fraud was what did it.  From his way of looking at things, if the Left can steal an election blatantly and no one on the Right is doing anything more than running around in circles and wetting their pants then it’s all over.  I asked him if there was anything that could change his mind.  He said yeah, if the Right finally puts some of those hundreds of millions of guns out in the street and used them to make the Left walk back the election fraud.

I had no answer for that.  Because he’s kind of right.  We’ve been outmaneuvered by crooked bureaucrats and third-rate thugs and moronic political hacks.  No one has come forward to lead a popular revolt against this tin-pot junta that has weaponized the intelligence agencies and the social media platforms against us.  They have shown us that this isn’t a democracy.  It’s a banana republic and we’re the peasants who pick the bananas.

But I am hopeful that some brave and powerful individual will decide to make a stand somewhere out there in Red State America and begin pushing this thing back in the right direction.  My friend is waiting for that sign.  And the more I think about it I think we’re all waiting for a sign that there’s still some fight left on our side.

Political Realities of America – Part 2

In the first installment of this article I listed the available choices I see for right-wingers in America.  To reiterate what I said in the first part, “I think we have three choices.  Fold, flee or fight.  Surrender to the hive, leave the areas under their control, or fight them.”  I’ve given my thoughts on the first two options.  I will now hold forth on the last option, fight.

Now full disclosure, I’m not former military, law enforcement, a ninja or an itinerant samurai.  I don’t even study military history at the enthusiast level.  I will not be able to discourse on what kind of strategy or tactics are needed to wage any kind of war on our enemies.  And that is fine because I don’t think we need anyone who is qualified in those things for the foreseeable future.  The battles we will be fighting will take place in courts and the court of public opinion.  They will take place in the public square and in the electronic versions of it.  And it will take place in the state legislatures and state houses, the schools and colleges and unions and churches and grocery stores and department stores and book stores and the electronic equivalent (Amazon.com) and it will take place in the homes of Americans.  Or it won’t take place at all.

And I want to tell you a little secret about my original three choices.  They are not really completely separate.  For instance, suppose you live in one of the bluest of blue states and actually serve in the managerial state.  From my original division you are classified as someone who has folded.  You are living under the yoke of the woke state.  But who is to say that you aren’t maintaining a clandestine existence as a right-wing blogger providing support and encouragement to our side?  He may be part of a secret cell that coordinates activities and transfers information back and forth from behind enemy lines.

According to my division, if you leave a blue state and move to a red state then you are a fleeing the field.  But what if you prefer to chose the ground from which to fight?  I’ve always heard that picking the high ground is the only way to win a battle.  I don’t deny that guerilla tactics are effective in some cases.  But trying to lead an insurgency in one of the deep blue states like in New England is almost an impossible prospect.  Finding a red state home to embrace seems like a much better opportunity to be part of the struggle.  The added advantage is that while you’re fighting you can enjoy the benefits of living under a friendly regime.  The laws won’t be stacked against you and your neighbors truly will be like neighbors.  It’s kind of hard to reason against any of that.

Putting all of that aside what does it mean to fight for our side in America?  It means working to change the system and the institutions that we live under.  It means building social networks for people like us.  And it means electing leaders who will have the courage to stand up to the federal government and tell them no.

With respect to this last item, I am waiting for a state legislature and governor to write a law that doesn’t cave into the non-Constitutional decisions that the Supreme Court has decided on some issue, probably on a social issue.  And once the Supreme Court rules against it I am waiting for the governor to say, “I don’t care what the Supreme Court says, that is the law of our sovereign state and we’re not going to back down.”  That is what I’m waiting for.  Even under a democrat president I do not think we’ll be seeing troops on the ground to enforce the Supreme Court’s decision.  If that happens it will be the beginning of something big.  It will be the first crack in the dike.  And hopefully it will be the beginning of the end of leftist tyranny.

What fighting the Leftists means is working against their interests in any and every way we can think of.  Because that is the surest way to further your own interests and the quickest way to gaining freedom for all of us.  Tens of millions of Americans have awakened in the last five years to the realization that the system has been rigged against us all along.  This last election has proven that voting is no longer an option for fixing the system.  We are going to have to forget about compromising with our enemies and we can’t assume that the Constitution is going to protect our rights.  We are going to have to take what we want and only strong leaders are going to be able to help us do that.  All of the weak-willed Republicans who are only interested in maintaining their perks and their place on the government gravy train have to go.  If they aren’t signed up to change the system then they are part of the problem.  Fighting means getting involved in the government and maybe even running for office if you have the skills.  But at the very least you are going to have to get involved in process if you really want anything to change.

And finally, what do I think are the odds that one day it will come down to real fighting?  Based on what I’ve seen of Antifa and BLM I don’t doubt that in blue cities and states the creepy thugs that flock to our enemies will stage riots and attack innocent people.  But you notice that they don’t go outside of blue areas.  That’s because in red areas they’d be shot dead and the local sheriff will say it was justified.  But it could come down to federal law enforcement or even troops being sent into a state to strong arm the state government into complying with some federal law that people hate.  That would be the test of how committed the locals are.  Do I think there could be a shooting war?  Yeah, I do.  I hope I’ll never see it but I’m not dishonest enough to make believe it couldn’t happen.  After that just about anything is possible.  If the resistance is from private citizens then it will be pretty difficult for the feds to investigate it without the cooperation of the locals.  And I can’t see the state law enforcement going out of their way to help the invaders.

But this is stuff way down the road.  First, we have to elect officials who actually believe the same things we do.  Then we have to hold their feet to the fire and force them to take the stands we want.  After that we’ll have something to actually fight about.

In Bad Faith – When the Chumps Catch On

In business and law there is a term “in good faith.”  It’s a translation from the Latin bona fide.  Basically, it means that the desire to defraud is not present.  One specific application of the concept has to do with a buyer who receives property from a seller who does not have a clear title to that property.  The established precedent in all fifty states is that if a good faith buyer has purchased property that is afterward shown not to have been owned by the seller then the buyer keeps the property and the seller is legally responsible to the real owner for the illegal sale.

Maybe you see where I’m going with this.  When our ancestors came to this country, we were sold a bill of goods.  In fact, we were sold the Bill of Rights.  And in exchange for these we fought in their wars and paid their taxes and helped build their mighty nation.  But now we find out that those things weren’t for us.  Freedom is only for the rich and well connected.  The rest of us can have our speech restricted and our property is dependent on the vagaries of what the government decides it wants from us.  If you want to leave the state because the taxes are outrageously high then that government will order that you surrender a huge chunk of the sale price as a penalty for trying to leave.  And the most fundamental right for Americans, freedom of religion, is the most endangered.  A judge will tell you that what you believe is bigoted hate.  And we’re told that these changes in our rights are happening because the original Constitution was illegal.  It shouldn’t have allowed us to say what we want to and think what we want to or prosper by our hard work.  Those things are evil and racist and homophobic and misogynistic and transphobic and xenophobic and blah, blah, blah.  So just forget all that freedom stuff and start getting with the program.

But guess what?  We bought into the program in good faith.  Just because the elites have decided that they couldn’t sell us what we bought doesn’t mean we have to give it back.  In fact, we’re the good faith owners of the American Dream.  Now from a practical point of view we have a problem because the elites have promised the contents of our dream to the next bunch of chumps that are coming along.  Well, the way the law works we don’t have to give it back.  And guess what?  The ones who sold us the property are the ones who are liable for the other claims.  So, if these fine, rich, ethically scrupulous, leaders of the community, the ruling elite of the greatest country on earth, want to give all these new illegal aliens all the comforts of home then they should hand over their land and money and privileges.

But of course, that’s not how they look at it.  Chumps don’t get any consideration.  They’re just a means to an end.  They’re a revolving door of indentured servants to be manipulated and tossed aside as circumstances allow.  They will always be able to justify to anyone listening including themselves why they are in the right and we deserve whatever abuse they think up.

The truth is if we want what we paid for we’ll have to fight to get it.  That’s really how these things work.  And if we’re not willing to do that then we had better leave or get used to being slaves.  Those are the only three paths.  Pick one.

What Do the Deplorables Want?  How About, What Do I Want?

So, this is a loaded question.  There isn’t a monolithic consciousness that pervades all of the Right and aligns everyone’s opinions.  I have friends who really only care about the Supreme Court and are praying for a Roberts-proof lock on the voting.  Then I know guys who more than anything else in the world want to see Comey and all his superiors all the way up to Barry O get frog-marched into prison for their treasonous crimes over the last several years.  And I know plenty of people who believe as an article of faith that unless the illegal immigrants are ejected by the tens of millions in the next couple of years that America will be finished.

Look at this list and the other priorities you know about; First Amendment violations, Second Amendment outrages, social media discrimination, job offshoring, etc.  These priorities are all over the place.  What pattern or organizing principle can clarify how all of these goals are related?

A couple of years ago I wrote a post in which I compared the present illegal immigration situation to a sinking ship.  The steps I outlined to solve the problem were:

  • Step One – Plug the hole.
  • Step Two – Pump out the water.
  • Step Three – Repair the damage.
  • Step Four – Review cause of crash and take measures to prevent recurrence.

I laid out what each of these steps translated into with respect to the immigrant problem but it’s easy enough to guess what they were.

Thinking back to that analogy and looking at all the other problems listed above I have to modify the model.  It’s not as if we struck a reef and a hole has to be repaired.  It’s like a group of maniacal saboteurs armed with explosives has systematically blasted a dozen separate holes in the hull and is in fact still setting up additional charges.  In a situation like that plugging holes is not the first order of business.  The first job is to liquidate the saboteurs.

For that reason, I agree with the folks who want to prosecute the Coup and throw the book at them.  These people are an existential threat to us and as long as they are still in place, we will never make any progress on wresting control of our lives back into our own hands.  Comey, Brennan, Clapper and the rest of the conspirators have attempted to overthrow the lawfully elected President of the United States and although they failed, they are still walking the streets unpunished and waiting to get back to work as soon as they have another chance.  These people are a de facto oligarchy that decide what is allowed to occur in the federal government and even who is allowed to run it.

Since J. Edgar Hoover started blackmailing Jack Kennedy back in the 1960s the security apparatus has been dictating policy from behind the scenes and controlling many of the elected officials that we thought were the decision makers.  Does it go above these coup leaders?  Maybe we’ll find out.  If the lower level guys squeal on the mid-level rats I would imagine that anything is possible.  But this will require that William Barr is both genuinely patriotic and absolutely fearless.  It’s hard to believe that we could be that lucky.  Once again, we’re about to find out.  It’s way past the time for Barr to start getting results from Durham’s investigations.  After the acquittal some people have stated that the first indictments are about to be handed down in the next few weeks.  Well, I’ve heard that many times before.  But I’m interested in seeing what is the result.  As stated above I thing that prosecuting these people is the only way to head off further damage to our country.  Otherwise we’re just chasing yesterday’s disaster and never catching up.

The British People Rally for Their Freedom

For us on the Right, today is a great day.  This is 2016 all over again.  Boris and the Tories took districts in the north of England that have never voted for the Conservatives before.  That is like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan voting for Donald Trump.  The working class is coalescing around the opposition to our elitist masters.  It happened in the Brexit vote, in Donald Trump’s victory and now again in the British General Election.

The people need champions and some perceptive men are stepping forward.  Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and now Boris Johnson.  The pattern is there and so far, we’re running the table.  And we need to run the table.  We’re barely ahead of the end game.  These people have done so much damage that they’ve almost bled us dry.  It’s going to take hard work and enormous luck to claw our way back.  And America needs someone after Trump finishes his eight years to keep running the table.

But the deplorables are waking up and even the normies are starting to figure out that the people running the show want to get rid of them all together.  That’s a start.

Well, enough of that.  Boris will get his majority and it’s up to him to deliver a real and honest Brexit from the EU.  And he has to do it soon or he’ll lose the mandate he’s been given.  All these new MPs will only toe the line for as long as Boris has the public’s backing.  So now he needs to be the leader he says he wants to be.  He has to bully the EU into a good deal or he has to walk away with the No Deal Brexit.  That much is clear.  And finally, Boris can negotiate with Donald Trump to their mutual benefit.  An Anglo-American trade deal would go a long way to helping Boris compensate for any losses from EU trade tariffs and without a doubt special access to the UK market would be another boost to the already booming American economy.

But tonight, I just want to bask in the glow of all those traitorous Tories who Boris booted out of Parliament in October sitting on the sidelines while better men take their places and burning with impotent anger.  They sold out their countrymen for some EU perks and probably some cold hard currency but they lost the bet and now they’ll have to suck it up.  Their friends in Brussels will attempt to hurt the British economy but honestly, I don’t think that will work.  And let’s not forget that other big loser.  Barack Obama told Britain if they left the EU, they would go to the back of the line trade wise.  Well he got that exactly backwards.  But I guess he expected President Hillary Clinton to exact vicious revenge on British Deplorables too.  Funny how many things the Light worker turned out to be wrong about.

So well done you sons of Albion.  The freedom loving Brits are still standing on their feet.  Let’s hope and pray that we keep up our winning streak too.