He Huffed and He Puffed …


… Let’s hope He (President Trump) is able to blow this guy’s (China’s) house down.

Reading @mjbubba’s post on the Hog Crisis reminding me of some China related piggery I read about last week.   Personally, I found the following stories more than a little disconcerting.

Customer service worker fired by corporate bigwig as part of corporate grovel to the ChiComs.

http://www.omaha.com/columnists/hansen/hansen-omaha-man-liked-a-tweet-and-then-he-lost/article_74b9021a-3753-5b33-b096-f0af3c8372d6.html

Goes with this on Confucius Institutes at heart of war for our minds:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/189323.php

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“China building a Great Wall for our minds”  — is the comment made by Clifford Brown on another website regarding the above news stories you probably have not heard about from the MSM.

I’m feeling a bit blindsided; I had no idea of the depth and breadth that we are apparently being “managed” by the Chinese government in our own Country.   It’s very worrisome to me that an American worker was fired because a foreign country did not like that the worker had simply ‘liked’ an employer related tweet?   What happened to that worker’s first amendment rights?  Were they actually rescinded by a foreign government?  How is that even possible? There SHOULD have been serious news coverage and calls for a reversal of the obviously incorrect Marriott decision.   Not a word.  Instead we were overstuffed with an inferior ‘manufactured’ pork product, Hogg.

My thoughts?  Borrowing from a comment by @jzdro in another post (https://www.ratburger.org/index.php/2018/04/05/the-atlantic-has-fired-kevin-williamson/):       I think  Sermo Liber Vita Ipsa  should become the new battle cry of all Conservatives of all flavors.

Let’s turn this tide!

Go Trump!

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8 thoughts on “He Huffed and He Puffed …”

  1. It is scary to think people can lose jobs for just liking something or contributing to an opposing side.

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  2. @10cents, I read that latin phrase in a post’s comments.  I think it was made by Blondie jzdro and she was writing about a new college of which it is the motto.  If I’m remembering it means “Free speech is Life itself”.

    I will go do some Ratburger research and see if I got that comment correct.  I wrote the post in wee morning hours (insomnia) and was too lazy to check the source at the time. But I’ll do it now.

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  3. TempTime:
    @10cents, I read that latin phrase in a post’s comments.  I think it was made by Blondie and she was writing about a new college of which it is the motto.  If I’m remembering it means “Free speech is Life itself”.

    I will go do some Ratburger research and see if I got that comment correct.  I wrote the post in wee morning hours (insomnia) and was too lazy to check the source at the time. But I’ll do it now.

    I see it now. It is comment #15 on MustangMan’s Kevin Williamson post.

    (Thank you for the comment numbers, John Walker. They really help.)

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  4. 10 Cents:

    TempTime:
    @10cents, I read that latin phrase in a post’s comments.  I think it was made by Blondie and she was writing about a new college of which it is the motto.  If I’m remembering it means “Free speech is Life itself”.

    I will go do some Ratburger research and see if I got that comment correct.  I wrote the post in wee morning hours (insomnia) and was too lazy to check the source at the time. But I’ll do it now.

    I see it now. It is comment #15 on MustangMan’s Kevin Williamson post.

    (Thank you for the comment numbers, John Walker. They really help.)

    I’m partial to nemo me impune lacessit myself.

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  5. Thank you @10 Cents, and again, Thank you John Walker.

    For some reason, very early this morning when I was writing this post,  I thought connecting MJBubba’s post, to the above new stories + other news stories (Hogg, punished speech, Williams, etc. ), and with other posts written here, AND to Trump (China, trade) was a such a brilliant idea.   Because everyone reads the same news/posts and thinks the same way I do, right?  <smile>

    But now that the sun is up, I am thinking perhaps the way my mind connected the ‘bits’ that created the post are a bit exiguous and the connections not so readily apparent to those who reside outside my mind.   <silly smile>   Too bad for me, I already made and printed out a t-shirt transfer that says ” Sermo Liber Vita Ipsa” —  I was feeling very productive at 3 a.m.  <smile>.

    Dave Carter and I once had a bit of correspondence on how thinking about/seeing the world a bit obliquely affects our lives.  This could be one of those moments.

     

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  6. It showed up here in my off-topic comment on the Kevin Williamson post, which became a discussion of the YouTube Incident:

     

    Hi 1967mustangman, and thanks for the report.

    drlorentzsays:#10 2018-04-05 at 20:27 UTC[Quote]

    The Z Blog hasa useful take on this. But more significantly, the author of that blog makes a broader point inanother post todayin connection with the pistol-packin’ Persian, namely:

    …the whole point of liberal democracy was not to give the people a say in how things are run, but to give them a non-violent veto. Instead of the angry rabble stringing up their local rulers and burning down their mansion, the angry rabble gets to vote out some candidates or perhaps pass a referendum that will be ignored. Political liberty is the pressure release.

    This bit about denial of the non-violent veto impresses me particularly, Photon Whisperer, on account of I’ve just read about Ralston College, an early-stage startup with which Roger Kimball is affiliated.  (He was a guest on Andrew Klavan’s podcast recently, and managed a nice plug for the new school.)

    The college motto, which I am busy memorizing, is SERMO LIBER VITA IPSA.

    Free speech is life itself.

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