Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Is there any point in voting if we can’t trust the system -- or whether the liberty-denier Democrats will abide by the rule of law or basic decency?
Do you get the feeling that you’ve been had?
That terrible sick-in-your-stomach sensation when scam artists laugh and you realize they’ve done it again? When all of our hopes for the conservation of liberty have been destroyed by the same type of schemes that we all should have seen coming a mile away?
How does a party trying to destroy our constitutional republic for two years with poll after poll screaming that we are on the wrong track avoid a humiliating defeat at the ballot box?
What did they offer? More of the same only worse, and we were supposed to believe Gen Z and everyone else couldn’t wait to get all their ballots in?
You get the feeling that the illegitimate Left is verging between trying to hide their malicious merriment at ‘winning’ again and coming out with a ‘what are you going to do about it’ moment.
The liberty deniers of ‘the nation’ seems to be on the verge of the latter with a screed titled: “Democrats, Time to Go Big.” Starting out with the fact that even they can’t believe they did so well:
Amazingly, Democrats survived 2022, retaining control of the Senate, and barely losing the House. With inflation and crime up, Biden unpopular, the vast majority saying the country is on the wrong track, and the history of voters’ punishing the president’s party in midterm elections, Republicans found it easy to peddle their “red wave” predictions. Among Democrats, fusillades from the perennial circular firing squad began long before Election Day. And yet, Democrats enjoyed the best midterm results for a presidential party since George Bush’s Republicans in 2002 in the wake of 9/11.
The author even admits that the fascist far Left was running on fumes, with nothing to offer:
Democrats did not offer a coherent argument about the economy or inflation, nor an answer to Republican race-baiting on crime… CNN’s exit polls suggest that the three-fourths of the electorate that considered the economy not good or poor voted strongly Republican.
It’s pretty revealing when even the nation’s socialist media openly admits that the far Left shouldn’t have ‘won’ anything. Curiously, they didn’t gloat about mail-in election harvesting, chain-of-custody-free drop boxes, and ballot counting that is probably still dragging on (we’re guessing that abacuses are difficult to master).
They claim that their destruction of our free and fair voting system makes them ‘defenders of democracy.’ Do they also claim to be defenders of ‘basic rights’? The past few years have seen the fascist far Left attacking free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to self-defense, and the rest of the Bill of Rights. So, let’s apply the legal maxim of Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibus -- false in one thing, false in everything -- when they also claim to be ‘defenders of democracy.’
Even worse in all of this is the problem the midterms were just a wild goose chase. That they had no real worries about losing that much no matter how much they destroyed the country. The plan all along was to cheat as they have before, but with improved methods gained through experience. Hence the reason they kept on carping on the ‘election denier’ false narrative to suppress complaints about cheating in elections.
All through the past two years, we had the hope that the liberty deniers would be voted out and we could at least start back on the road to recovery. Restoring our freedoms that have been under attack for all this time. It kept us going through all the destruction they keep bringing down on us on a daily basis. The problem is that the illegitimate Left has been maliciously two steps ahead of us all this time.
Recent events are reminiscent of a plot point in the Star Trek original series episode “The Ultimate Computer.” The story revolves around the testing of a new system known as M5 in running the Enterprise when it goes out of control. At one point, chief engineer Scotty works on trying to cut off its control circuits. The only problem is that when they try that the M5 already had a workaround, and it had sent fake signals through the circuit that Scotty was working on to have them waste time in that pursuit.
They were decoyed away from the main problem, thinking they could re-establish control and the system played them until it was too late. That’s what it feels like now, we had been hoping to reestablish control with the midterms. The Left was just playing along as though they were going to be sent down to defeat as has always happened in history.
But they always knew they were going to run the same 2020 playbook that was successful two years ago. Why wouldn’t they? They got away with it the last time around and they were able to demonize their political enemies to boot, so why not?
This means they are going to do it in 2024 and forever because it works for them. Remember, they think they are ‘saving the planet’ or something, so what’s a little immorality here and there?
It was very telling that Senator Chuck Schumer waited until after the midterms to drop their ultimate election cheating scheme.
Having "all 11 million or however many" (upwards of 42 Million) illegal invaders jump to the front of the line. Was that the purpose of scamming us until after the midterms? To buy some more time to get their permanent underclass in place? Never mind what it will do to the country.
The question then becomes, what can we do about it?
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
By Monica Showalter Democrats know they have just a few weeks left to do as much damage as they can before the Republicans take over in the House. That explains the news out there that House Democrats are planning a mass amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, illegal aliens who are minors under Obama-era protection from deportation, brought in by their parents or the human smugglers they paid, if not here on their own. According to a report from Fox News dated Saturday: Democrats and immigration activists are looking to get some form of amnesty for illegal immigrants through Congress in the lame duck session before they lose the House of Representatives to Republicans at the beginning of 2023. Senators and activists held a press conference Wednesday calling for Republicans in the chamber to work with Democrats to pass a version of the DREAM Act, which would grant a path to citizenship for recipients (and those otherwise eligible) of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
That program, established by President Barack Obama in 2012, granted protection from deportation for millions of illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. The program was recently dealt a blow when an appeals court upheld a 2021 ruling that prevented further enrollments, which was found to be illegal. While it does not affect the approximately 700,000 already enrolled, the ruling fueled new pushes for a permanent "fix." However, the DREAM Act would go beyond that 700,000 with advocates estimating it could give a pathway to citizenship for approximately two million. Ads by topple LEARN MORE wearetopple.com 11/23/22, 7:08 AM Democrat Congress cooks up DACA amnesty in the lame duck session - American Thinker https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/11/democrat_congress_cooks_up_daca_amnesty_in_the_lame_duck_session.html 2/5 According to an email from the Center for Immigration Studies (not up on their website at this point), that's problematic, because there are a lot of criminals in that 700,000 alone: Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2022) – A new Center for Immigration Studies report details how our immigration laws handle criminal alien minors who are dealt with, not in adult criminal court, but in the juvenile justice system. This is especially relevant now, as the media is reporting that House Democrats will bring up a bill to grant permanent residence to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the lame duck session of Congress. The CIS report documents that: Juveniles commit a large number of serious offenses. For instance, in 2020, there were 1,353 known juvenile homicide offenders and, in 2019, juveniles constituted 8 percent of all arrests for murder. Juvenile perpetrators are much more likely to be processed through a juvenile justice system than a criminal court.
However, our immigration laws do not subject to removal alien minors “adjudicated” delinquent in juvenile courts, as our laws do for aliens convicted in criminal court, even for offenses up to and including murder. One of the prime selling points for DACA and DREAM Act legislation has been that beneficiaries are not criminals and don’t pose a risk to public safety. But is this true? The DACA program has never disqualified aliens adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court, and as a result many DACA recipients were affiliated with gangs and many had arrest records. USCIS has admitted that “we let those with criminal arrests for sexually assaulting a minor, kidnapping, human trafficking, child pornography, or even murder be provided [DACA] protection”. So amnesty is set to go out to even killers of Americans. Sound like a sound choice in choosing whom to allow in to the U.S.? Only to the congressional Democrats who are backing this proposed new law. While foreign doctors, nurses, engineers and entrepreneurs pay thousands in legal costs and patiently wait in line for years for their number to get called in order to immigrate here legally, bottom-of-the-barrel gang members are being handed instant amnesty and a path to U.S. citizenship through this hideous new DACA amnesty measure
THE WAY I SEE IT by Don Polson Red Bluff Daily News 11/29/2022
Enough thankful lessons to go around
Readers’ patience is appreciated when technical issues delay a Tuesday column for a couple of days, as happened last week. Result: a Thanksgiving Day column seemingly devoid of Thanksgiving. I do have deep gratitude for many things, in my life and our nation; not least is that this column has, for nearly 18 years, allowed a local conservative to inform, analyze and vent.
In Thanksgivings past, the shear enjoyment of tables, platters, and plates filled and refilled were as much a sporting event as the broadcast games; unfortunately, the unforgiving metabolism of a 70-something body means avoiding such indulgences. Maybe some turkey cold cuts will suffice now that the 10+ pounds lost, after a summer’s worth of restaurant and seafood excesses, has been maintained.
A local event provided services to the less fortunate. It was rewarding to know our community stepped up; it was also unnerving that thousands tolerate the inconvenience of long lines for basic essentials like haircuts. Curiosity compels asking if this event has seen a trend over the years; pandemic-induced economic malaise has hit the lower strata the hardest. A return to economic vitality will be welcomed by all.
Post-Thanksgiving reflections: A Bugs Bunny and Friends cartoon contained a vignette of a lazy cat chastised by its owner over its failure to keep mice out of the house. The fat, lazy cat exclaimed, “I’m all for a hard day’s work, as long as it’s done by someone else.”
Ironic humor arose over the cat’s solution: teach other cats how to catch the mice that the lazy cat avoided (being beneath his dignity). An old saying was that those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. That salient lesson addresses many in society who have an aversion to hard work unless done by others.
It’s a worthwhile annual topic, succinctly written by John Stossel in “Thanksgiving Lessons.” “Thursday, if you eat a nice meal, thank the Pilgrims. They made Thanksgiving possible. They left the Old World to escape religious persecution. They imagined a new society where everyone worked together and shared everything. In other words, they dreamed of socialism. Socialism then almost killed them.”
For the moment, set aside the “woke” narrative of misfortunes by Native tribes after Europeans migrated to North America seeking economic and religious freedom from stratified, oppressively regimented European monarchies. From the Pilgrims to subsequent waves that found expanses of unoccupied land unseen in their lifetimes, an inexorable surge set conflicts in motion that brought out the best and worst of humanity—among Natives and newcomers.
No groups monopolized virtue or vice—Native tribes included sophisticated cultures with written and spoken bodies of knowledge, to vicious tribes practicing unrelenting aggression, even genocide, upon neighboring groups whose lands and existence inhibited the aggressors’ designs.
Europeans’ culpability is documented but often excludes the realities of 1) unlimited, and mostly unoccupied, land for the taking by 2) a culture incompatible with nomadic hunters and gatherers that gave mutilation and slaughter as good as they got. Inform yourself by reading “Thanksgiving a ‘Myth’ or a ‘Problematic Holiday’? What Nobody Tells You About Indians and Other Native Americans,” (no-pasaran.blogspot.com). Its details support my summation.
John Stossel recounts the documented (by Gov. William Bradford) experiences of the Pilgrims’ “collectivist” means of production, and provision of basic needs. “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need,” was the system agreed upon even before landing in the New World.
“As I [Stossel] explain in my weekly video, the Pilgrims attempted collective farming. The whole community decided when and how much to plant, when to harvest and who would do the work. Gov. William Bradford wrote in his diary that he thought that taking away property and bringing it into a commonwealth would make the Pilgrims ‘happy and flourishing.’
“It didn’t. Soon, there wasn’t enough food. ‘No supply was heard of,’ wrote Bradford, ‘neither knew they when they might expect any.’ The problem, Bradford realized, was that no one wanted to work. Everyone relied on others to do the work. Some people pretended to be injured. Others stole food.
“The communal system, Bradford wrote, ‘was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment.’ Young men complained of ‘spend[ing] their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense.’”
Perceived unfairness and injustices: Strong men working harder than weak men; single men providing for others’ families; young men doing more work than older men; women’s production of clothing given to those producing none of their own.
Facing starvation and deprivation, Gov. Bradford imposed the “unfairness” of private property and the possession of the fruits of one’s own labor. Sha-zam! All, even women and children, went willingly into the fields to grow their own corn, the excess of which could be traded or bartered for others’ self-produced wares.
Over a decade ago, before the Obamacare debate, this column used the above lessons to warn of the deceptively-promoted panacea of “socialized medicine,” idealistically praised while adherents deflected from the failures of government-run health care wherever imposed.
Economic facts remain: nothing can be “redistributed,” medicine or otherwise, without being taken from someone first. Progressive-minded ideologues stubbornly resist the fact that government is the least efficient, the most onerous, wasteful and, ultimately, the most despotic decider of what is “taken,” “distributed,” and mandated. Exhibit A: Government response to COVID-19 via mandates, lockdowns, closures, quarantines, vaccines, masking, travel, etc. “Constitution be damned, we know best, we are science, you will obey, or else.”