Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Friday, July 26, 2019

PJB: After Mueller Debacle, Where Do Democrats Go?

It was a Coup attempt - and all of the players are still free and employed.  It was and continues to be stunningly successful.  Not even POTUS is treating this as the existential event it is, worthy of prison and death for those who played a part. - K

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Democrats who were looking to cast Robert Mueller as the star in a TV special, “The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” can probably tear up the script. They’re gonna be needing a new one.

For six hours Wednesday, as three cable news networks and ABC, CBS and NBC all carried live the hearings of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the Mueller report was thoroughly trashed.

The special counsel stood by his findings. His investigation was not a “hoax” or “witch hunt,” he said. He admitted that he had found no Trump-Russia conspiracy. He denied he exonerated Trump of obstruction of justice.

All this we knew, and all of it we have heard for months.

What was new, what was dramatic, what was compelling was how the House Republicans arrived with their war paint on and ripped Mueller and his investigation to such shreds that viewers were feeling sorry for the special counsel at the end of his six hours of grilling.

The Republicans exposed him as only vaguely conversant with his own report. They revealed that he had probably not written his own statement challenging the depiction of his findings by Attorney General Bill Barr.

Mueller’s staff of lawyers, Republicans showed, reads like a donors list for Hillary Clinton. The FBI contingent that started the investigation was a cabal so hateful of Trump that some had to be fired.

Republicans raised questions about the origins of the investigation, tracing it back to early 2016 when Maltese intelligence agent Joseph Mifsud leaked to a staffer of the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, that Russia had Clinton’s emails. That and subsequent meetings have all the marks of an intel agency set-up.

Repeatedly, Republicans brought up the dossier written by British spy Christopher Steele, who fed Russian-sourced disinformation to Clinton campaign-financed intel firm, Fusion GPS, who passed it on to the FBI, which used it as evidence to justify warrants to spy on Trump’s campaign.

To many in the TV audience, this was fresh and startling stuff.

Have something to say about this column?
Visit Pat’s FaceBook page and post your comments….

Yet Mueller’s response to all such allegations was that they were outside his purview and that other agencies were looking into them.

Wednesday’s hearings often proved painful to watch.

Mueller, a 74-year-old decorated Marine veteran of Vietnam and a former director of the FBI, sat mumbling his dissents as one charge after another was fired at him, his associates and his investigation.

For this disaster, the Democrats are alone to blame.

Mueller had wanted to file his report and leave it to the attorney general and Congress to act, or not act, on its contents. His job was done, and he did not want to testify publicly.

Democrats, desperate for impeachment hearings, wanted him to recite for the TV cameras every charge against the president.

What Democrats hoped would be a recital of Trump’s sins, Republicans turned into an adversarial proceeding that ended Mueller’s public career in a humiliating spectacle lasting a full day.

Where do Democrats go from here?

Their goal from the outset has been to persuade the nation that Trump colluded with Putin’s Russia to steal the 2016 election, and that the progressives are the true patriots in seeking to impeach and remove an illegitimate president and prosecute him for acts of treason.

The Republican position is that, for all his flaws and failings, Trump won the 2016 election fairly and squarely. He is our president, and the drive to impeach and remove him is an attempted constitutional coup d’etat by a “deep state” terrified that it cannot win against him in 2020.

The rival narratives are irreconcilable.

The Republican message of Wednesday: Proceed with hearings to impeach and there will be blood on the floor.

Democrats are in a hellish bind.

Should they proceed with hearings on impeachment, they will divide their party, force their presidential candidates to cease talking health care and start talking impeachment, and probably fail.

Impeachment hearings would fire up the Republican base and energize the GOP minority to prepare for combat in a Judiciary Committee where they are already celebrating having eviscerated the prosecution’s star witness.

If Democrats vote impeachment in committee, they will have to take it to the House floor, where their moderates, who won in swing districts, will be forced to vote on it, splitting their own bases in the run-up to the 2020 election.

If Democrats lose the impeachment vote on the House floor, it would be a huge setback. But if they vote impeachment in the House, the trial takes place in a Senate run by Mitch McConnell.

Trump would go into the 2020 battle against a Democratic Party that failed to overthrow the president in a radical coup that it attempted because it was afraid to fight it out with the president in a free and fair election.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Gallup: Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

Be this guy...
4 in 10?  Heh - 4 in 10 people living in this country can't even define Socialism.  Gallup poll here.

According to the University of Pennsylvania 37% of Americans can't name a single right enumerated in the First Amendment - and only 26% of our wonderful neighbors can identify all three branches of FedGov.  Another quiz identified that only 26% of Americans knew there were 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights.  Another 20% "...were not even familiar with the Bill of Rights."  An overwhelming majority of "Americans" would fail the same basic citizenship test we give to new Citizens.

Don't worry yourself over trying to parse everyone into the proper political identity queue before determining who is on Team Liberty - there is a much more simple method of IFF for Patriots.

Everyone who can comprehend with AND agrees with AND LIVES BY this statement from Mister Jefferson is Team Liberty: "Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."

All those 'smartest people in the room' who quibble as to what flavor anarchist label fits them best or those who take relish in detailing the 101 ways the Constitution 'failed' to defend itself are simply white noise.

Anyone who nods their silly head in agreement with Mister Jefferson while accepting .gov welfare into their homes - not Team Liberty.  Anyone who works in any unconstitutional or extra-Constitutional job that in any way contributes to the infringement or denial of Natural Rights of Americans - not Team Liberty.

Anyone who doesn't understand what extra-Constitutional means...

Anyone who thinks they have the moral and legitimate right to vote socialism/communism/whatever-ism into power in America - not Team Liberty.

Anyone who thinks associating with such people as detailed above is acceptable - not Team Liberty.

Scratch the intellectual surface of all those "Super Patriots" spouting-off about this, that, and the other thing reveals just how many people living in America are truly members of Team Liberty. 

You need more ammo...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

X

54186 42513 84755 26485 51873
51879 63948 25168 35268 14855
67159 25736 28469 51973 70659
56184 63784 29866 71583 95862
81937 64825 91375 46825 81538
15734 37958 28569 15756 26154

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The War Against the Family

You may have heard that the ongoing war against the traditional family is a “communist plot.” Don’t laugh. The family has been a primary target of socialist revolutionaries for well over 160 years.

In fact, the ongoing breakdown of the family coincides with the continued advance of socialism. The left has worked steadily to normalize divorce, abortion, and sexual perversion. To understand the left’s role in the breakdown of the family, however, it is first necessary to understand what the left is.

Setting aside the variable meanings of words like “socialism,” “communism,” and “Marxism,” a common set of ideas are found in all three. These ideas may be summarized in five parts, as follows: (1) that man’s “salvation” may be achieved through political activism or a revolution, (2) which establishes “peace” by making all countries into one country (internationalism), (3) which is hostile to private ownership of the means of production (anti-capitalism), (4) which “emancipates” women from motherhood (feminism), (5) and which brings universal “prosperity” through universal cooperation and harmony.

What we have, in the ideas of “socialism, “communism,” and “Marxism,” is the appearance of a new faith. It is a faith in which the Marxist-Leninists (i.e., communists) see themselves as the leading edge or “vanguard.” Such was the conceit of the Soviet state, and it remains the conceit of the Chinese Communist Party today. It is impossible to properly understand this new faith without understanding the clandestine work of the communist countries and their special services. According to intensive investigations carried out by congressional committees in the 1950s, the Soviet Union was the coordinating center for a global “communist conspiracy” that involved the infiltration and subversion of many nations, including the United States.

This subversion was not halted in the 1950s; according to many sources—such as Pete Earley’s “Comrade J”—it continues today, despite the fall of the Soviet Union.

In discussing the war against the family, we must first show that communism, as the vanguard of the leftist faith, is much more than a “conspiracy” or a “web of subversion.” If we look carefully, we can see that civilization has been gradually passing from a belief in spiritual salvation to a belief in political salvation (through political activism). This passage from spiritual faith to political faith began during the Industrial Revolution. As might be expected, scientific and technological achievements led many people to materialism (the belief that nothing exists except matter). In 1859, Charles Darwin proposed a materialist theory of man’s origin “by means of natural selection.” With the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution, humanity suffered a setback: If man is an evolutionary accident, then what possible meaning could life hold? How does man retain his dignity?

This is where Marxism comes into the picture. How does an aspiring acolyte of the new faith lay the foundations for heaven on earth? After all, man must now look to himself for salvation. From the “Prison Notebooks” of Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, we learn that the potential for “socialist consciousness” will ultimately depend on the denial of common sense and human nature. Gramsci is not alone in this proposition. In “The Communist Manifesto,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels said that “communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it, therefore, acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”

According to Marxism, sexual morality is a weapon of the exploiting classes. Thus, sexual immorality is a weapon of class struggle. To break the back of capitalism, Marxism approves the doctrine of free love. It is no wonder, then, that the communist bloc (with the help of leftist allies in the West) promoted the breakdown of sexual norms in the 1960s. By dismissing sexual morality as the tool of an oppressive, male-dominated, racist society, the communists were striking a blow against traditional culture, social order, and religion.

Communist agents of influence have undermined the idea that men should be breadwinners and women should be homemakers. The validity of distinctive male and female roles has been denounced as “harmful to women.” According to the founder of modern feminism, Betty Friedan, the housewife lives in “a comfortable concentration camp.” Friedan explained, “The women who ‘adjust’ as housewives, who grow up wanting to be ‘just a housewife,’ are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps.”

Where did Friedan get this outlandish idea? She was secretly a communist who had done extensive propaganda work for the Party, as David Horowitz explained in his 1999 Salon article “Betty Friedan’s Secret Communist Past.”

In the early days of Marxism, Engels wrote a book titled “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.” In this book, he advocated the abolition of the family and promoted collective child-rearing. Books of this kind, in the 19th century, made no impression on the public. It was only in the 20th century, after disparaging the role of the housewife, that the communists decisively undermined the family. This opened the door to no-fault divorce—a law that was first tried in the Soviet Union. It turned marriage into an unenforceable contract. Motherhood was decisively undermined. Then came the legalization of abortion. A regime of infanticide was established, compromising millions of women.

There followed, in the wake of this, a series of astonishing developments: (1) a pornography epidemic, (2) the legalization of gay marriage, and (3) sex education for younger and younger children. What could be more demoralizing? Who would dare to resist, given the rising hedonistic imperative?

According to Marx in Vol. 3 of “Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe,” destroying the family would lead to the destruction of Christianity. “The secret of the Holy Family is the earthly family,” noted Marx. “To make the former disappear, the latter must be destroyed, in theory and in practice.”

The German sociologist Gabriele Kuby observed that “all sexual revolutionaries in the twentieth century have their spiritual roots in Marxism,” according to her “The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.”

The revolutionary notion, as Kuby explains, holds that “vice as a form of social control is virtually invincible.” In other words, when the individual gives up sexual self-restraint, he engenders a rising totalitarian power. To understand how this power works, Kuby lists those who stand to benefit from the family’s decline: (1) anyone wishing to make humanity into rootless fodder for the sake of global ambition, (2) anyone who wants the West to sink into a “demographic winter,” and (3) anyone who wants to eliminate Christianity.

The more we examine the war against the family, the more we discover the hidden hand of the communist vanguard. If a power is able to discredit motherhood and delegitimize masculine authority, how can that power be opposed?

The denial of sex differences, the legalization of same-sex marriage, gender reassignment for children, the disparagement of motherhood, the demonization of masculinity—are ideas favored by the new religion of the left. All the philosophers, statesmen, and saints of past centuries—pagan and Christian—would have condemned these ideas as lunacy. But here we are, in the 21st century, watching the lunacy unfold.

The final battle in the culture war is not far off. We do not know what the outcome will be. It is safe to say that life will eventually return to normal. It is a question of how much death and suffering will take place in the meantime.

Original here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

'murica...

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, told Breitbart News that the rallies were inspired by President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, where he pledged, “America will never be a socialist country … ever.”

“That inspired us to do this,” Martin said.

But, Martin said, the event is about more than opposing the left’s agenda.

“The people taking part in the rallies are not just standing against socialism, but are also standing up for liberty and freedom,” 

More here.

~~~

So many 'Patriots' are so utterly clueless about the topic upon which they bloviate.

'Patriots' do not accept welfare from The State.  

'Patriots' do not work in professions that impose violations of Rightful Liberty upon their countrymen.

And the absurdity of the Tea Party holding 'rallies' on 'Tax Day' to protest 'Socialism' and oppressive government is beyond my ability to properly articulate.  The stunning failure to understand the reality in front of them is mind-boggling.

Socialism is not the problem.  Communism is not the problem.  Anarchy is not the problem.  Fascism is not the problem.  Racism is not the problem.

The problem is now and has always been with the -ist, not the -ism.

Social-ists are the problem.  Commun-ists are the problem.  Anarch-ists are the problem.

Don't fight the -ism - that is folly.

Extirpate the -ists - reduce the gene pool of the garbage.

No man or woman has ever died from an -ism.

Death is always at the hands of the -ists...

Back to the dim-wits currently struggling with knotted panties over 'Socialism' - here's a list of all the countries in the world with LOWER personal income tax rates than 'murica.  

Country
Range %
39.6 : 35
47 : 38
47.5 : 38.52
38 : 38
44 : 38
37.5 : 35
37 : 37
36 : 0
36 : 20
56.1 : 36
35.88 : 30
35 : 25
35 : 28
35 : 30
35 : 35
35 : 35
35 : 35
35 : 35
35 : 35
35 : 35
35 : 35
37 : 35
40 : 30
40 : 35
40 : 35
40 : 35
50 : 35
34 : 34
35 : 33.5
33 : 29
33 : 33
33 : 33
38.5 : 33
39 : 33
32 : 32
35 : 32
45 : 32
30 : 25
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
30 : 30
35 : 25
35 : 30
35 : 30
35 : 30
28 : 25
27.5 : 27.5
27 : 27
25 : 20
25 : 25
25 : 25
25 : 25
25 : 25
30 : 25
33 : 25
35 : 25
42 : 19
24 : 17.01
24 : 24
28 : 24
25 : 10
29 : 22
31.4 : 23
34 : 20
22 : 20
22 : 20
43 : 15
20 : 18
20 : 20
20 : 20
20 : 20
25 : 12
25 : 14
26 : 20
30 : 20
30 : 20
31 : 20
20 : 13
20 : 18
17 : 15
35 : 15
48 : 10
15 : 10
15 : 15
15 : 15
15 : 15
16 : 15
20 : 15
20 : 15
30 : 15
33 : 15
44 : 15
13 : 13
13 : 13
13 : 13
30 : 12
12 : 12
10 : 10
10 : 10
10 : 5
15 : 10
20 : 10
24 : 10
50 : 10
9 : 9
31 : 7
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0
0 : 0