August 17, 2017

We’re Back (We Hope)

The last several days — well, almost a week — have been very rough physically, during which time I’ve necessarily had to devote most of my time to a hobby and the people involved in that hobby who I won’t leave hanging under any circumstances short of debilitating illness.

I won’t bore readers with the details, except to say that I hit rock bottom with the problems I’ve been fighting a couple of days ago and that, thanks to the healthcare system so many revile, there *should* be nowhere to go but up from here, hopefully making this episode an ugly but distant memory.

So that’s where I’ve been as the establishment press has spent the past six days insisting that a couple of hundred ignorant people in Charlottesville, Virginia inclined towards self-defensive violence represent me and everyone else who believes that “freedom” is far more than just another word.

These ignorant losers were deliberately steered by negligent cops, obviously under strict orders to neglect their duties to protect and serve, into a larger group of far more ignorant fascist losers who call themselves “anti-fascists” (antifas). The fascists were itching to inflict violence, and many appear to have been paid to be there for that express purpose (these outfits don’t even hide their astroturfing any more). In a pattern which began in Berkeley this year, police stood by as people were beaten, clubbed with baseball bats, punched, and run over with a car.

What the cops did and and didn’t do under their superiors’ orders directly or indirectly led to three completely unnecessary deaths.

I’ve insisted all along, with copious proof, that no one would care about the tiny group of losers who call themselves “white nationalists” and “white supremacists” if it weren’t for the establishment press’s obsession with trying to tie them to everyone who doesn’t buy into the left’s violent, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist, anti-personal privacy agenda.

I’m sick of it — so sick that if I hadn’t been sick already, this weekend’s events would have surely made me sick.

The Governor of Virginia, perhaps the most obviously corrupt politician currently in charge of any state in the union (though the competition is fierce), has been caught lying about this past weekend’s police presence, preparations and tactics time and time and time again. He and others in state and local government created the conditions for what happened in Charlottesville, and have emboldened the growing obsession with erasing all symbols of our national heritage.

The fact remains that the Founders of this nation, for all their faults, were the very first people to courageously assert and to form a nation, despite the obvious dangers to their lives, based on the fundamental principles that the human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, critically including those of free speech and self-defense, come from God, and are not morally subject to the whims of those who might wish to tyrannically rule over us, silence us, or take away our means of self-defense. Anyone who believes that the current threat to those freedoms from the antifas, Black Lives Matter, and the rest of the leftist mob (which includes radical Islam, as it is for all practical purposes allied with the far left anyway) isn’t far greater than it is from any other quarter is either woefully ignorant, lending support to those groups to buy temporary peace, or is down with their agenda.

We have a President who, for all his considerable flaws, believes far more deeply in those basic human God-given rights than his main opponent last November ever has, or ever will. It’s not arguable. (What’s arguable is whether it’s already too late.) People who believe in the American experiment need to be praying with all their hearts that God will show us that it’s not too late.

The alternative? Paraphrasing just one of the many people the antifas wish to flush down history’s memory hole, we will see “government of the people, by the people, for the people … perish from the earth.”

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12 Comments

  1. Well said and welcome back!

    Comment by zf — August 17, 2017 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Thanks.

    Comment by Tom — August 17, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

  3. Yes, welcome back. Prayers for the best with you and your friends. I’ve been following your blog for 10-11 years now. You do good work sir.

    Comment by deskbox — August 17, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

  4. #3, thank you.

    Comment by Tom — August 18, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

  5. Sorry to hear about your recent bad health.

    I am ambivalent about being sick… sometimes it gets in the way of stuff I need to get done and then sometimes its a good excuse to let others pick up the slack.

    —————–

    Back to the subject at hand, an observation:

    The MSM is really good about smothering a story to withhold information and events from the public when it doesn’t suit the narrative. IF the MSM so hates the bigots, then why did they cover them at all?

    Which begs the question, with all the effort it takes to task a news crew, how did the MSM know that Antifa and BLM were going to show up BEFORE the planned demonstration?

    I leave that question to be answered by others since it may assume facts not in evidence of collusion.

    Finally, That Governor McAuliffe so quickly jumped on the bigotry narrative, it reminds me of the standard liberal ploy of distraction. By screaming loudly in such a sanctimonious fashion, the Governor effectively distracted the public from the Mayor’s misconduct of NOT following the security plan worked out well in advance. This is the same ploy the MSM played during Hurricane Katrina when then Mayor Nagin and Governor what’s her name ditched thousands of people at the Superdome instead of following the evacuation plan. Whom did the MSM blame? W

    Comment by dscott — August 18, 2017 @ 4:14 pm

  6. All good points, though the fact that the demonstrators got permits, etc. was obviously a tip-off.

    Comment by Tom — August 18, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

  7. #6, I am under the impression that Antifa and BLM did not get permits…

    BTW- those two troopers who died in the helicopter crash…they were there for the Governor’s motorcade.

    Chopper In Charlottesville Crash Was En Route To Support Governor’s Motorcade

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/353582-chopper-in-charlottesville-crash-was-en-route-to-support-governors-motorcade/

    The info. we get on this event, the more we see why both the mayor and the governor made such a stink, they were covering up their shame.

    Comment by dscott — August 19, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

  8. Virginia State Police Contradict Governor McAuliffe About What Happened In Charlottesville

    http://americanlookout.com/lpn-charlottesville-mccauliff-lied-about-weapons-caches-and-inaction-led-to-riots/

    So was the lie about weapons caches to cover up the Mayor’s incompetence and his own OR was the mayhem intended in order to blame the KKK??

    It’s time for an FBI investigation. At minimum with the evidence so far, we have Depraved Indifference as the result of gross incompetence which is misfeasance in office telling the police to stand down while a public disturbance was brewing. Which again explains why the loud sanctimonious finger pointing.

    Every person who carried and swung a club or object or mace needs to be charged with felony riot.

    Comment by dscott — August 19, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

  9. Interesting observations on the recurring point about Democratic mayors. How much of this was simply not preparing — not practicing during exercises and then ill-prepared to think effectively and consistently with the emergency response plans? If calendar schedules show time allotted to practicing emergency preparedness procedures, and bigger challenge IF we could get the public to pay attention to considering this as a data point in their local city elections, then local home rule could start fixing the root-cause: choosing Competent leaders instead of going along with the same-old tiresome political cliques and partisan power structures. (sigh) Probably just mild-rant and hopeless venting. Unless someone has time to start a PAC based on emergency response preparedness.

    We take our safety-and-security for granted, but to avoid devolving into a centrally-controlled commie-like or dictator-like state, the local level will always be our last-resort security; the citizens united in a loosely organized, volunteers for peaceful marches and protests.

    Too tired today, here as well. Not sure if this makes sense, or is just typing-when-too-tired non-sense.

    Comment by Cornfed — August 19, 2017 @ 5:06 pm

  10. Echo-ing #1.

    Tom, Well said and welcome back! C.

    Comment by Cornfed — August 19, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

  11. The MSM keeps getting played like a fiddle.

    “Governor McAuliffe so quickly jumped on the bigotry narrative, …the standard liberal ploy of distraction. By screaming loudly in such a sanctimonious fashion, the Governor [Terrance McAuliffe of MD] effectively distracted the public from the Mayor’s misconduct …during Hurricane Katrina when then [New Orleans] Mayor Nagin and Governor [Kathleen Blanco, LA] ditched thousands of people at the Superdome instead of following the evacuation plan. Whom did the MSM blame? ”
    They blames Bush.

    And when Gov Chris Christie did a good job on Emergency Response, the major media narrative was used against him instead of a focus on praising effective leadership.

    Headlines show Nagin ended up outed from office based on incompetence, and later convicted on bribery and corruption charges (he is currently serving a 10YR sentence.

    Here’s a more complete review:

    Katrina 10-year update,
    “Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina’s Key Players, Then And Now”
    August 27, 2015·2:46 PM ET
    byline = Maureen Pao

    ====================

    Comment by Cornfed — August 19, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

  12. And let’s not overlook what the media is so studiously sidestepping, the ACLU got this demonstration permit for the “White Nationalists” after they were turned down.

    The ACLU has been representing these type groups for decades and obviously they are pretty experienced in helping prepare a security plan to separate the inevitable counter-protesters by using the police, barricades and planned routes. So for the mayor NOT to follow the plan is a MAJOR departure and so falls squarely in the civil litigation definition of GROSS NEGLIGENCE.

    Comment by dscott — August 21, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

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