Punch, Counter Punch

For those of you who view the seven month omnibus bill a disaster, I suggest you read the signing statement from Whitehouse.gov.

Signing Statement

He has a Senate who is owned by the Chamber of Commerce and Democrats who ae owned by Big Tech who want outsourcing of all skilled jobs.

This fight is nowhere near over. We have Trump and they have trillions of dollars at stake. If this fails, it will be civil war or submission for most of us.

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The 2020 Campaign – Wealth and Freedom for The Working People

This video is quite telling on where the Trump campaign sees the winning issues.

It is long and you can fast forward over the music intervals. If you just want to see Trump- go to 1:19 time and see the best use of Melania yet.

Trump is going for a coalition of working people with real jobs and families , all races who want America to be the place they can build wealth in freedom.

I do believe he has positioned the Democrats to be coming down on the opposite side of that.

Hanging Venezuela around the necks of his opponents is a nice touch.

If you watch the whole thing, you will see Marco Rubio once again changing sides.

This will put the GOP Donors in a complete quandry…Hillary was available for purchase, but the current crop of Dems may not be worth the money to buy them. Where to go… I hope they choke on it.

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Farmlands

Lauren Southern,* a Canadian independent journalist and activist, made the documentary film Farmlands about the attacks on white farmers in South Africa and the movement to expropriate their land. The film was released on YouTube and is free to watch. It has over 2 million views.

Southern traveled to South Africa to investigate. Even though she has strong political views, she made an effort to be as objective as possible.

The film begins with a review of South African history beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1652 to the present. Unsurprisingly, it is a history of violence. It provides a useful context to understand the current political situation and the land claims.

Upon arriving in South Africa, she summarizes the current state of affairs, including a significant amount of political violence and destruction of property. She interviews a group that specializes in crime scene cleanup, some of the victims’ families, an official of the ruling party (ANC), and an official of the more radical Black First Land First party, unapologetic communists.

It’s a well-produced, professional documentary. That’s a testament to her crew’s skill and to the capabilities that current technology brings to independent creators given that the project’s budget was probably small. The leftist press characterizes Southern as “far right” and her film as “white nationalist agitprop.” When it comes to agitprop, the Left are certainly the experts.


*Southern also appears in the film Hoaxed, reviewed here. She was interviewed by Dave Rubin two years ago. For a 23-year-old, she’s accomplished a lot.

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For All The Facebook Fans

Quillette has an interesting piece from a former Facebook employee describing the leftist culture at Facebook and the rise of censorship. The original content policy was quite free-speech friendly:

We prohibit content deemed to be directly harmful, but allow content that is offensive or controversial. We define harmful content as anything organizing real world violence, theft, or property destruction, or that directly inflicts emotional distress on a specific private individual (e.g. bullying).

However, all this changed after Trump was nominated.

Employees plastered up Barack Obama “HOPE” and “Black Lives Matter” posters. The official campus art program began to focus on left-leaning social issues. In Facebook’s Seattle office, there’s an entire wall that proudly features the hashtags of just about every left-wing cause you can imagine—from “#RESIST” to “#METOO.”

The current policy is quite different from the pre-2016 one:

We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics—race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.

According to this author,

Simply saying you dislike someone with reference to a “protected characteristic” (e.g., “I dislike Muslims who believe in Sharia law”) or applying a form of moral judgment (e.g., “Islamic fundamentalists who forcibly perform genital mutilation on women are barbaric”) are both technically considered “Tier-2” hate speech attacks, and are prohibited on the platform.

The poor author has, sadly, adopted politically-correct modes of writing. This is not meant at a criticism of him specifically; he can’t help it when he’s immersed in the world of doublethink.

…a colleague declared that I had offended them by criticizing a recently installed art piece in Facebook’s newest Menlo Park office. They explained that as a transgender woman, they felt the art represented their identity, told me they “didn’t care about my reasoning,” and that the fact they felt offended was enough to warrant an apology from me. [emphasis added]

Who would have guessed that the Thought Police would be headquartered in Silicon Valley?

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SOTU musings

My take aways…

Trump has decided to run in 2020 as the much safer choice than a field of Democrat crazies. He understands the incumbent is always the easier choice for most.

He is operating a new identity politics, he wants people to join the American Tribe and his speech was a fantastic brochure of why it’s the best damn tribe on the street.

He was forceful yet fair. He invited people of both parties to make his American victories their own.

He just told Mitch Mc his 2020 run in Kentucky may be more important than the COC phone calls.

He told the GOP senate- I can win in 2020. Screw me over at your own peril.

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New Moral Panic: Knife Violence

Britain is taking strong measures against knife violence. Since they’ve already banned guns, all the bad guys are turning to knives to kill people. It’s a bit messier but it still works OK.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders would impose sanctions, including bans on using social media to stir up trouble.

The possession of knives has increased by almost a third in five years, figures released earlier this month showed.

Requirements to attend special knife awareness courses to change their thinking.

I got this story from YouTuber Vee, who helpfully suggested that Britain should ban all semi-automatic knives to make the country safer. Trigger warning: his video is hilarious so you might hurt yourself laughing. It also contains many bad words.

@haakondahl, you’ve created a monster.

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Verbal Primacy, not aka Kaiser Soze

I read much discussion about tribalism, identity politics and such.

One of the great powers of America is it recognized the power of tribes, but redefined it as a tribe of Americans, open to all who would play by the rules.

Trump is merely a counter to the Anti American tribalism being practiced where race, gender, sexual disorientation are superior to being an American.

We need to begin fighting this out verbally where we force Americanism to trump race, gender and such.

People who put race before America , Gender before America are not members of the American Tribe.

Race and Gender divisions need verbal challenges to their primacy. Every damn time.

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Novel Wall Funding Concept

Someone from the legacy site linked to this article. The essence of it is to offer the Mexican government a “loan” to fund the border wall with some oil fields as collateral.

…draw up the papers, call up President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, give him a 2.25 interest rate over 30 years, put a clause in there that says if he falls behind on payments we can send the Navy down to Yucatán to claim the Cantarell Oil Field in the Gulf. And that’s his collateral.

The Mexican Navy has three boats, we’ve got destroyers equipped with Tomahawk Missiles.

No way this could actually happen but, you gotta admit, it would be fun. Just imagine the MSNBCNN heads exploding at the mere mention.

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What is it with Mueller?

I don’t get these early morning raids on 66 year old men. I mean couldn’t they get a Meter Maid to bring him in. I guess one needs the whole SWAT team to bring down a person that might wear a MAGA hat, right? Is this how liars are usually dealt with?  This smelled too much like a photo op. I hear the CNN camera crew was there to see this “mean hombre” taken downtown. CNN needs something to fill there dead air.

How many Feds does it really take to bring in Roger Stone?

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Leftists With a Nazi Face

By now, most Ratburghers are familiar with the Notre Dame story in which limp-wristed, quisling administrators (repetitive?) are covering up some murals depicting the achievements of Columbus because someone got offended. Well, I don’t want them to simply cover them up; they should strip them off the wall and paint over. Erase the past, don’t just cover it up.

I also want the Left to start burning books. It’s not enough to vilify the dead white men who wrote them and remove their works from the curriculum. I want to see great bonfires, with flames licking the sky, of the books of those dead white guys the Left despises. Start with Aristotle and Aristophanes and work your way up to Hemingway. San Francisco would be the perfect place to kick this off.

Enough with soft despotism, socialism with a human face, and the tyranny of low expectations. I want to see Lefty try hard despotism, socialism with boot stamping on a human face, and tyranny of fascism. Some would argue that’s already begun and they would not be wrong. But we need more, way more, and faster.

Why? Because that’s the only way the Normals* will understand what’s at stake. Some already do but not everyone is so prescient. For example, Dave Rubin left the Left a few years ago because he saw it coming, viz.,

So bring it on, Lefty MFs.† The sooner the better so we can get over this and move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.‡


*Kurt Schlichter’s term
†MF does not stand for mutual fund
‡Thanks for the words, Mr. Churchill

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