When ‘Terrorists’ Aren’t Terrorists: The Danger of Twisting Words to Suit Our Politics
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
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Has the time come?
We know Dick Lamm as Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington D.C., filled to capacity by many of America's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor [and farmer] by the name of Victor Davis Hanson talked about his latest book, Mexifornia, explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal - was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America.
The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, "If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'
"Here is how they do it," Lamm said:
"First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bi-cultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: 'The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.' Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.'
Lamm went on:
"Second, to destroy America, invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.
"Third, we could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: 'The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricacy and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.'
Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.
"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, un-assimilated, under-educated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.
"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.
"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precept. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. 'E. Pluribus Unum' -- From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus' instead of the 'Unum,' we will 'Balkanize' America as surely as Kosovo.
"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bi-cultural country, having established multi-culturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America , it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."
In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said, "Last, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson's book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. Unless you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book."
There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate "diversity." American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America - take note of California and other states To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book, 1984. In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength."
Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.
If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you.
NOTHING to counteract this is going to happen if you don't!
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Adding Human Gene Boosts Crop Yields by 50 Percent
Thursday, July 22, 2021
'Their hands are tied': San Francisco locals demand change to stop brazen crime
Video- Tidal Wave of Theft, Shoplifting in San Francisco. When there is no law enforcement and everyone knows it, and you cannot defend your own property forcefully because then you'd be sued, etc, then the psychology of "hey, let's just go and grab anything we want" takes over and grows exponentially. And even gets to be really pointless, like breaking into cars that don't have anything valuable in them. San Francisco is now on the steep downward slope of lawlessness, plus of course massive drug use and rampant homelessness. The effects of all this on business, tourism, and people deciding to move out will be building up. How far will it go? Damifino, but right now there doesn't seem to be anything coming to even slow it down. Maybe next election someone will run on the basis of resoring law&order? What a challenge that will be.
The Biden Way becomes The Chicago Way, so shut up and take it, America. By John Kass
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Bjorn Lomborg: Climate change and deaths from extreme heat and cold
Monday, July 19, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Let's Celebrate America's Black Patriots
Friday, July 16, 2021
Pakistan: Muslim teacher rapes 8-year-old Christian girl, school blames Christian boy, protects rapist
Pakistan: Muslim teacher rapes 8-year-old Christian girl, school blames Christian boy, protects rapist
Thursday, July 15, 2021
When Did Moderna Know About COVID-19?
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
While Survey Shows Californians Would Prefer Life Elsewhere, Media Report California Doing Just Fine
While Survey Shows Californians Would Prefer Life Elsewhere, Media Report California Doing Just Fine
Inflation Surged to 5.4 Percent in June in Biggest Jump Since 2008
This is the kind of thing that a lot of people should see, because so many don't really understand how extreme and vicious the super woke activists are. Their passion and aggression are not a bit less than the Gestapo or Cheka/NKVD/KGB were. When you know that there's a cadre of people who will come at you like ravening wolves with horrendous character assassination in a neverending crap storm if you dare to hit one tiny trip wire of their program, it tends to make the great majority of people decide that staying head down and quiet is really the way to go.
A Witch Trial at the Legal Aid Society
Maud Maron was a model public defender. Then she was forced out of her job because of her political views and her race.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Here's the kind of input that seems very worthwhile to me. The other two were good, this one is more detailed. The writer is VERY clearly not on the Right or anywhere near it, but he has an operating brain not totally fuzzed over by fanatic commitment to an ideology. He can still look at things and see them for what they are. What we need on the Right is for more of the Independents to see this kind of thing so it will move them away from the Left.
What Happened To You?
The radicalization of the American elite against liberalism
A ‘News’letter About Nothing—and Everything
Friday, July 9, 2021
Jaw-Dropping: Police Chief Association Releases Number of Officers Injured During Violent Riots
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Six months ago, President Trump’s supporters went to Washington to protest his defeat. Many of them still are convinced the election was stolen. Some of those who went to Washington stormed into the United States Capitol. Others, having seen people headed into the Capitol, wandered in assuming they could be there. Someone planted pipe bombs at the Republican and Democratic headquarters. Some erected a noose to hang members of congress. Some went in looking for Mike Pence to cause him harm.
Over seventy-five million people voted for Donald Trump and the media and Democrats have sought to define them all and every other Republican by those who stormed into the United States Capitol. Some have claimed it was worse than 9/11. Others have compared it to a Nazi uprising. Noted political strategist James Carville has insisted Democrats tie all Republicans to that day and that group — numbering less than 500 — that shattered windows, stole objects, and tried to break through doors towards fleeing members of Congress.
Last summer, the same media aghast and in therapy over January 6, informed a viewing public that protests around the country were fiery but mostly peaceful. As storefronts burned, CBS brought on Nikole Hannah-Jones to inform America that destroying a person’s livelihood and business was not actually violence. CNN dismissed Antifa as not really a thing. MSNBC defended the rioters. The New York Times pretended none of it was happening. Innocent passer-byers trying to drive away from violent protestors were condemned by the press and progressives for not sitting there and letting their cars be smashed.
In Portland, OR, rioters have continually, nightly, attempted to burn down a federal courthouse. The media and Democrats blamed Donald Trump and federal law enforcement. Law enforcement left and the rioting continued, but the media stopped covering it.
In Chicago, the mayor who now wants federal law enforcement to protect her city, just last summer denounced federal law enforcement and refused President Trump’s offer to have them come help calm the city. The media defended her decision.
At Donald Trump’s inaugural, rioters marched through the streets of Washington smashing windows, burning cars, and beating up Republicans. They did the same just last year, including attacking Senator Rand Paul and his wife. Speaking of Senator Paul, various Democrats and comedians on television have used him as the butt of their jokes after his neighbor violently attacked him.
A few years ago, progressive agitators stormed Texas’s State Capitol attempting to shut down the legislature as it met to pass pro-life legislation. The media took the side of the protestors. It was, after all, understandable that the protestors were trying to protect a woman’s right to choose against fundamentalists. The very media that condemned the January 6 protests were on the side of the disruptive protestors shutting down democracy in Texas.
Before that, in Wisconsin, progressive activists stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol attempting to block Republican reforms and redistricting plans. Having lost the election, they attempted to barricade themselves in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The media passively, dispassionately covered it. It was, after all, understandable because those Republicans were trying to gerrymander.
A media that even now insists every Republican and Trump voter be held accountable for January 6 has always deflected, defended, and massaged the facts about the protests of last summer, the violence, the crime wave, the repeated attempts by progressives to block democratic actions, etc. Progressives, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter agitators are always the protagonists. Law enforcement, Republicans, and conservatives are always the antagonists.
Each of the incidents was appalling. Each should be denounced. The American mainstream media, however, seems fixated on one while having ignored all the others. Some will say January 6 is uniquely bad. It was really bad and condemnable. But also January 6 probably never would have happened had the media and Democrats together not spent so many years defending violent protestors disrupting democratic institutions and burning down businesses when the protestors were progressive.
Democracy’s last stand is not actually about accountability for January 6, a commission and a need to fight Trump’s voters. Democracy’s last stand is whether the American press can free itself again from left-wing group think and actually be a fair and impartial press. Democracy depends on that very thing and the media itself, through its own biases and partisanship, is abandoning the democratic ship in favor of a Democratic Party just as, if not more, authoritarian than the GOP.
A Ridiculous Effort to Blame Trump for ‘Border Security Theater’
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
GIANTS LIVES MATTER
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Mixing Covid jabs has good immune response, study finds
When a wound goes really septic and gangrene sets in, it begins a slow progression from the affected tissue into healthy tissue. The infected finger becomes the infected hand which becomes the infected arm, and eventually the patient will die of it. The classic and still sometimes used remedy for gangrene is amputation of the affected body member. The normal description of gangrene is the body part deteriorating from lack of oxygen to the tissues.
Is Harvard Sacrificing Science for Wokeness?
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Random Thoughts for July 2021
Robert A. Hall
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Health update: My hip replacement is working out fine, about 90% back to normal. Much less pain than the year before. No longer using a walker, take a cane out for balance. Walking about ½ mile a day.
Had two iron infusions supposed to help with my fatigue and restless legs. Improvement in incremental if at all.
Here’s a woke observation for the DoD idiots … Try fielding a U. S. military without white males. Considering the necessity, the government sure has a peculiar approach to courting them. –AW.
I can identify your gender expression by your Starbucks order. –George S.
If Walmart forces you to use the self-checkout, it’s okay to take a couple of items free as compensation for your time.
If Biden drives up the price of lumber anymore, taking wooden nickels will be a good investment.
My wife said, “Remember when old people were up at the crack of dawn? We’re not that kind of old people.”
Liberals neve learn. Reward a behavior, get more of it.
“The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” –Albert Einstein.
From the Internet: If you don’t believe there are two genders, try milking a bull.
Biden is so soft on the border that even aliens from other planets may be coming through. -National Review
If someone says, “I don’t care who you are, this is funny,” you can bet it’s not funny to half the folks.
From the net: Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter. Hush until you heal.
When someone says, “You got this,” it sounds to me like they aren’t sure.
Funny: Seamus Kennedy - Tribute to the armed services / Drunken sailor
“We will never have peace with the Arabs until they love their children more than they hate us.” Golda Meir
Real science welcomes and discusses new theories and new discoveries. “Settled science” is an oxymoron.
The “Juneteenth” holiday is just the latest government giveaway of your taxes to buy votes. It’s easy to make gifts if the costs don’t come out of your pocket but hard to take things away. So next year while government employees are enjoying a day at the beach on your dime, enjoy your day at work paying for it.
Annoy progressives. Pray for them.
“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” --Gen. Jim Mattis
“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.” –Gen. Jim Mattis.
In 2008, I took a job in IL and registered to vote there. Three years later I found I was still registered in WI. Anyone could have voted in my name before voter ID. But removing people from the rolls is voter suppression.
UW-Oshkosh professor Duke Pesta on CRT: “Ten years ago you had to go to college to learn how to hate your country. Now … it’s in the elementary schools.”
To be an American means something noble and good. It means treasuring freedom and embracing the vitality of self-government. We are shaped by the beauty, bounty and wildness of our continent. We are united by the glory of our history. And we are distinguished by the American virtues of openness, honesty, optimism, determination, generosity, confidence, kindness, hard work, courage and hope. Our principles did not create these virtues, but they laid the groundwork for them to grow and spread and forge America into the most just and glorious country in all of history. –1776 Commission
From the National Climate Assessment issued by the US Government, 2016: “There has been no significant trend in the global number of tropical cyclones nor has and trend been identified in the number of US Land-falling hurricanes.” (P.769, appendix 3)
So many political predictions are just wishful thinking.
The only time I’m not tired is when I’m asleep.
Some people don’t know how to take a compliment.
Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2009 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall
The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s twelve books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com. He currently works part-time as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories. During the crisis he is working from home.