Larry Correia apparently wasn’t too thrilled with Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial. His send up of it is pretty damned funny so here’s the link. I’ll let it speak for itself.
Larry Correia apparently wasn’t too thrilled with Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial. His send up of it is pretty damned funny so here’s the link. I’ll let it speak for itself.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
How can you beat this title? Vote For Me You Lying Racist!
David Catron had this article in the American Spectator. Well written, true and sardonically funny. What else do you need?
Back in May I read Salena Zito’s book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” in which she interviewed a varied sample of Trump voters in the rust belt and identified why they abandoned the Democrat Party.
Well, in this article she went and checked back with these same voters to see if they had changed their minds. Apparently their resolve is even stronger than in 2016 that Trump is their man. And this jibes with the polls taken in these vitally important states. Formerly, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin were part of the Great Lakes Blue Wall that would prevent any Republican from ever entering the White House again. But instead of adding Ohio to that Blue Wall it looks like Minnesota may be turning red instead.That would complete the Red Wall from Lake Erie to Lake Superior. Or let us say from the Atlantic Ocean in Philadelphia to the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in Minnesota. Apparently the demographic future we’ve all heard so much about isn’t quite there yet.
Zito is a personal writer. Her story isn’t about statistics. It’s about individual people. It’s like the Trump rallies. There’s a personal connection.
In his sixty two hundred (!) word essay “The Empire Strikes Back” Michael Anton narrates the Deep State and Democrat controlled Media’s Ukraine-gate maneuver and how it’s supposed to justify impeachment and removal of President Trump. Suffice it to say it is ponderous to read through the machinations they are going through to justify their treason and depressing to realize what nakedly illegal practices of their own they are trying to protect with the smokescreen of impeachment. The Deep State and the Elites feed from the trough of federal spending that is funneled to lawless countries like the Ukraine.
I won’t attempt to even summarize his essay. If you have an interest in these matters, which I do, you might read it. But I’d like to quote some ideas from his conclusion. Anton thinks that it is unlikely that even the craven Senate Republicans would be stupid enough to convict the President. But if they did, he had this to say about the consequences:
“And it might. It worked against Nixon. It almost worked against Reagan. But let’s be clear: if it works this time, there are only three possible outcomes:
First, deplorable-Americans will meekly accept President Trump’s removal, in which case the country as a self-governing republic will be finished; the elite coup will have succeeded, their grip on power cemented. With all due respect to the vice president, this is not the way—these are not the people on the backs of whom—he should wish to enter the Oval Office. And I am confident he will not.
Second, deplorable-Americans will revolt at the ballot box and punish the elites in a series of elections that put in power serious statesmen intent on rooting out corruption and reestablishing democratic accountability.
Or, third, deplorable-Americans’ attempt to set their government aright via ballots will not avail, as it has not so often in the past; they will realize that it has not, conclude that it never will, and resolve by any means necessary to get out from under the thumbs of people who so obviously hate them and wish to rule them without their consent.”
That third outcome is the Dissident Right’s refrain, “we can’t vote our way out of this.”
And as to the outcome for the Senate Republicans if they did convict the President:
“Oh, and let’s also be clear about something else: if the Republicans “collude” with this sham and force the removal of a president whose approval rating within his party hovers north of 90%, and whose voters scarcely understand—much less agree with—the “case” against him, they will destroy the party forever. I don’t often make predictions, because I’m not good at it, but this one is easy. They will have removed all doubt that they are anything but ruling class apparatchiks, adjuncts, and flunkies of the administrative state from which they take orders.
And let none of them dare gaslight us with the trite dismissal that Trump’s removal would not overturn the 2016 election results because the president’s replacement was also elected. Trump’s intraparty enemies hate him, and wish to be rid of him, precisely because he is not one of them, because he stands for, and represents, something fundamentally different. Getting rid of him is, for them, a way to get back to business as usual. But there is no going back. A few of them in safely anti-Trump states or districts may survive the president’s removal but the vast majority will not. A new party—a Trumpian populist-nationalist party—will arise from the Republican Party’s ashes. More blue-collar in economic orientation and less in hock to coastal and financial elites, it will do a better job of attracting Democrats and independents—possibly pointing the way to the first real national majority coalition since the Reagan era. And that new party will not welcome the traitors, who will have to make do with contributorships on CNN and MSNBC. Assuming any slots are available.”
This assessment seems quite likely. And the Senator I’d most enjoy seeing bounced out of his seat is Mitt Romney. I would hope that Utah would enact a recall law specifically to remove him if he were stupid enough to aid in the removal of a popular president. In fact, even if the conviction is unsuccessful, if Romney votes for it, I hope the people of his state remove him for that alone.
Anton worked for the Trump White House in addition to being an academic. He is almost uniquely positioned to discuss the reality of our present situation. What I find interesting is that even a mainstream and serious commentator such as Anton is now pointing to the apocalyptic realities of what would happen if the Uni-party Establishment decides they can overturn the 2016 election results by removing a popular president. What that tells me is that the intelligentsia on the actual right has reached the same boiling point as the rest of us. When a policy wonk joins the Deplorables it won’t be long before the pitchforks and the torches start showing up on the scene.
William Barr has lived his whole life as part of the elite. From the day he was born his family has ensured that he went to the best schools and was considered for career opportunities in government and corporate circles that no one but the rich and highly connected are ever considered for.
Probably the only things I’ll say about William Barr that strike me as promising are that he worked in the Reagan White House and he considered Roe v Wade as an unconstitutional decision. And if you happen to hate music you may be cheered by the fact that he is an avid bagpiper.
My only point to this description is that William Barr doesn’t scream deplorable to me. In recent posts I’ve stated that only time will tell whether he is an honest public servant or a firewall meant to close out the Mueller investigation without any chance for payback.
His recent statements to Congress describing the Russia-gate strategy as the Obama administration “spying” on the Trump campaign have touched off a firestorm among Democrats. But reviewing his statements they are actually pretty bland in their sizing up of the FBI’s behavior. They in no way inspire me to think that Barr is out for blood from the conspirators.
So, when a friend of mine came up to me on Wednesday and started smiling and asking me whether I had seen Barr’s testimony I was truly surprised. This friend of mine is, to say the least, a pessimist when it comes to the Trump Administration in general and who specifically is convinced that in the DOJ, the fix is always in. But that day he was bubbling with enthusiasm and pretty convinced that Barr is getting ready to nail some FBI hides to the barn door. Now, why would this be? Does he know something I don’t? It doesn’t seem so.
Thinking about this encounter afterwards, I couldn’t decide whether he was over enthusiastic or I was too cautious. But even if all this means nothing in terms of the substance of what Barr will do, I think it says something important about the bigger picture among the Deplorables. I think they are starting to believe they can win. I think they are starting to realize that President Trump can win re-election and the Right may get another shot at cleaning up the mess we are in. But mostly I think they are thinking that some of the Swamp Dwellers may be going to prison. They really, really like the sound of that. That was the single most important result that my friend took out of Barr’s statement. He thought that Barr was telegraphing his intention to punish the Comeys and the Clappers of the world. And he always returned at the end to his greatest hope that somehow it would go back all the way up the line to Obama. It almost sounded like a prayer.
So now I’m the pessimist. I don’t think for a minute that Obama will ever even have to talk to a prosecutor or even a Congressional Panel on this sort of thing. If Barr ever demonstrates that he’s serious about punishing the Russia-gate crew I would hope that he’d go after the low hanging fruit first and scoop up McCabe, Comey and Clapper. They’ve been so careless in their statements and actions that a blind man could follow that trail of bread crumbs back to their feet. And squeezing them would be the surest way to go after the bigger fish like Mueller and Loretta Lynch.
And I have no proof that Barr will ever do anything. I wouldn’t bet a dollar on anything ever coming out of the AG’s investigations. I have a total wait and see attitude.
But I will say that the fact that the Deplorables are getting enthusiastic, in and of itself, is a positive development. And that development leads me to predict that better days are definitely here and that as these things usually go, we can expect even more good news in the short to medium range. Why, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that some piece of bad news will be popping up about one or the other of the Left’s favorites. Something like the Joe Biden comedy last week, only bigger and more hilarious.
So, there’s my reading of the entrails or the tea leaves or whatever your favorite fortune telling substrate happens to be. Happy days are here again. Go forth and rejoice. I so decree.
Oh, on a side note I did read that Barr’s father did write a couple of science fiction books. I’ll add a teaspoon of weight in his son’s favor just because that does indicate a tiny possibility of common humanity in there somewhere. Maybe I’ll even read them to see if he’s any good.