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Why Not Trump

This is one of the better articulated explanations of why I do not support Trump…

That brings us to the real reason to oppose Trump’s candidacy: the attempt to turn the conservative movement into a nationalist populist one, complete with shilling for Trump’s incomprehensible decisions and statements. If you believe that the only solution to America’s problems is true conservatism, your greatest fear is not a Hillary presidency: It’s the perversion of the conservative movement itself, the corruption of conservatism in favor of power. Hillary Clinton’s presidency does not snuff out conservatism, even though it provides a serious danger to the republic. Trump’s presidency does. — by BEN SHAPIRO August 3, 2016

Conservatism - American

To reiterate…
The only hope for the republic is conservatism.
Hillary is a real danger to the republic (as all progressivism is).
Donald Trump is likely a lesser danger to the republic but is an greater (existential) danger to the only hope of the republic (conservatism).

To expand on…
I can understand the fear of what Hillary will do to this nation to the point of voting for the lesser of two evils. I’ve been in that place (mindset) before… I’m just not there anymore. I’m especially not at a place where I can ignore the glaring deficiencies of the Republican nominee; the narcissism, the petty tweeting, the politics of personal destruction…

Don’t get me wrong, this is not the same as agreeing with Barack Obama or Hillary or the left concerning these deficiencies. Barack Obama is the biggest boob to ever hold the office. No man was ever as ill prepared than him. Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt, dishonest, and immoral person to ever hold or seek the office in our lifetime (and considering LBJ, that says a lot). Trump’s deficiencies are of character and ideology (not conservative) and pale in comparison to Obama and Clinton.

Conservatism - What We Believe

Monkey - Fling DungIf you start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage hang a banana on a string from the top, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. It is then that ALL the monkeys are sprayed with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with same result. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray ALL the monkeys with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new monkey. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, ALL of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original four monkeys, replacing it with a new monkey. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm– because he is now part of the “team.”

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new monkey, followed by the fourth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana. Why, you ask? Because in their minds, that is the way it has always been!

This is how today’s House and Senate in the U.S. Congress operates; and this is why, from time to time, ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME!

This is meant as no disrespect to monkeys. You can never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.


Humor aside, I’d actually be in favor of doing this. Not just term limits (which are also a good idea); but set a time frame (like years ending in 00, 25, 50 & 75… or whatever time period) AND on those years ALL House and Senate members are replaced. When those years roll around, no one who has ever held a position in the House or Senate is ever eligible to hold either of those offices again. That would include all current office holders and would mean that House members could not just run for Senate (and vice-versa). We basically clean house (pardon the pun) ever quarter of a century. This would work even better in conjunction with term limits.

Isn’t it great what stupid monkey’s can teach us.

Listening

Concept - ListeningOne of the biggest complaints of the black community, (and the left and the media) is that white people aren’t listening to their complaints when it comes to police interaction with their community; specifically the very visible (due to technology) shooting of young black men.

Hillary’s Take:
“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families, who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about … how to really protect themselves, when they are the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with the police… I’m going to be talking to white people. I think we are the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens, and we have so much more to be done, and we have got to get about the business of doing it. We can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence. We need to bring people together.” — Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for President

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is always good advice. Empathy and understanding of another point of view can go a long way towards building trust and bonds that build a just society. BUT, what Hillary (and her compatriots) are asking is that whites also set aside our intuition and reasoning; and that would be a mistake.

Yes, we (whites) should be listening to the “legitimate cries” of the black community. The problem is, many of the cries aren’t legitimate; and the insistence that they are (despite all evidence) tarnishes the cries that should be listened to.

As for the engaging in “hateful rhetoric and incitement of violence”, I would assume this is directed at the black community (and the left and the media)… but this is Hillary Clinton. Ninety plus percent comes from the left.

Whites Not Listening:
To some extent, whites not properly listening is true. But why? Is it just because white people by their nature or environment are hateful people? If you listen to left (and blacks), we (whites) are simply racist. Some might call that “hateful rhetoric”

Not Listening

To be fair, there are still white racist in this society as there always have been and always will be. It is simply the nature of humanity. BUT, I content white racism is at a historical low in this nation. Still, whites are not listening to black concerns… Why?

I think there are two reasons.

One: Backlash
When you start a discussion or argument by attacking the character of your audience, especially if your accusation is erroneous, the natural reaction is to dismiss out of hand any argument you put forth after that. Even if you argument is right (morally) and factual; you’ve predisposed people to ignore you.

Concept - Cry WolfTwo: Absurdity
The best way to describe this is “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” syndrome. And THAT is the main thing going on here. Many, if not a majority of the hysterics drummed up by blacks (and the left and the media) are based on the false premise that they were unjustified.

The best example of this is “hands up don’t shoot” referring to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The narrative went that Brown had raised his hands in surrender and pleaded “don’t shot”… before being killed by the white police officer. All that crap was disproven by the Department of Justice. A DOJ predisposed to the left and the arguments of the black community. In truth Michael Brown was a thug who had just strong-armed a local merchant before taking his thuggery to the streets. Whites know this. They know “hands up don’t shoot” is all based on a lie.

Yet “Hand up Don’t Shoot” is still a rallying cry today (literally). If I have a point I want to make, a grievance I want to bring to light… I’m defeating my purpose to shouting a lie. The phrase is tainted (by your own fault)… find another one. And as long as I’m giving advice; make it less hateful and less violent. “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon” isn’t it either. If what I’m hearing (while I’m listening) is a lie, or a call to violence… I’m not really going to bother going any further with the discussion.

I’ll leave it here and resist the urge to list further examples; of which there are many…

Real Wolves:
Unfortunately there really are wolves (bad cops & unjustified shootings) out there. But when you cry wolf so many times you do a great injustice to the true victims; and make it harder to actually fix actual problems.

I don’t know the circumstances of the latest grievances (Baton Rouge and Minnesota). Yes I’ve seen the videos; but don’t know enough details to make a reasoned determination (as is the case with most people). Here’s a few examples of questions that might affect that reasoning. In both cases, where were the guns the men had. Were they ever visible? Were their hands ever near them? I’m not saying either shooting was justified or not… I’m just saying there should be a thorough investigation and charges if they are warranted… and not, if they are not.

Law - Due ProcessDue Process:
Some claim that the due process shouldn’t be followed because the system is broken and whites do not hold the police accountable. I haven’t seen that. Show me. And I’m not talking about rhetoric, show me the evidence.

I watched an interview of the organizers of the Baton Rouge protest; all of them very young (teens and early twenties). They were calling for nothing less than the lynching of the policeman involved in the shooting. The idea of due process or a trial was not reasonable to them. The more concerning aspect of the interview is that due process seemed an alien concept to them. Is history and civics not taught in this nation anymore?

We are either a nation of laws or we’re not; despite the best efforts of the left (Obama, Clinton) to continually circumvent the Constitution and the rule of law…

Listen:
White people SHOULD put forth more effort to listen to the legitimate cries of our black brothers and sisters. We should rise above the slander, vitriol, and (to be blunt) racism being hurled at us almost continually. There are wolves (bad cops and unjustified shootings) out there and we must watch for them and work for justice. We must do this even as the world screams wolf with every other breath and curses us.

Black people SHOULD put forth more effort to listen to the legitimate objections of their white brothers and sisters. They should rise above the rhetoric of race pimps and adopt the tools of intuition and reasoning. Make this about wolves (bad cops & unjustified shootings) not race. Step back from vilifying all law enforcement (which attributed to the deaths of five police officers in Dallas). Denouncing violence (mostly looting, violent attacks, and vandalism) would go a long way as well. And finally… help us white folk remove the spec of racism from our eye…

THEN, you may find a more receptive and cooperative white community in solving real problems.

Concept - Emotion - OffendedI’m offended! I suspected I should have been offended much earlier… but had a hard time verifying it. This alone is a statement on the sad state of the “free press” in this nation. (But I digress…)

We begin with Obama, his administration, and the left in general being total a##holes and idiots concerning the Islamic terrorist attack in Odessa Florida.

The Narrative:
The left has a narrative they have elected to follow in cases of domestic terrorism. First understand that it’s not terrorism. It’s workplace violence, it’s violence caused by right-wing (or Christian) hate, it’s racism, it’s guns, it’s anything but Islamic and anything but terror. All of those things really boil down to one overriding mindset. It’s America’s fault.

So the left wasted no time in taking advantage of the latest crisis (let none go to waste after all).

People - Terrorist - Mateen, OmarThe various narratives included.
1) This is a gun control issue. Guns are the problem and we need to ramp up registration, and outright banning of those things. If we could just get rid of guns everything would be OK. The House Democrats even threw a hissy-fit (sit in) on the House floor.

2) Omar Mateen was a self-loathing homosexual. This was caused by the right in America opposing gay rights, gay marriage and transsexuals. If the right would embrace these things, then homosexuals would be able to embrace their nature and love themselves. No more homosexual suicides, no more homosexuals mowing down other homosexuals in nightclubs. If the rights (and Christians) do not embrace the homosexual agenda then they are responsible for these attacks.

3) Omar Mateen hated Hispanics (a spin on the homosexual angle) because Hispanics gays treated him badly and told him (after sex) that they were HIV positive. (see here)

You can see the pattern. Any reason will do… just not related to terror or Islam. If Mateen had ever made a dime near that club, the left would be pushing workplace violence as the reason.

Just to be clear (from the right)… Whether or not this SOB was a self-loathing homosexual has nothing to do with me (or my side). If you want to blame anybody, blame dear old dad, Mohamed (specifically THE “Prophet”, not every other Muslim you can shake a stick at), the Koran, and Allah (pretty well in that order). We Christians may disagree with and oppose the homosexual agenda; but we as a rule don’t want gays imprisoned, or killed (as in throwing them off buildings or shooting them in night clubs)… and our opposition to their agenda is not even close to equivalent to the teachings (as actually practiced) of Islam.

With this narrative in mind, at first Obama (through Lynch and the DOJ) decided they would redact the 911 call made by Mateen in which he pledged allegiance to some Islamic ISIS prick (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi). Supposedly this is what ISIS wants (the association) so Obama and Lynch were determined to deny them that.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda. We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance… We’re trying to get information out. It’s our goal to be as transparent as possible in this investigation.” – Loretta Lynch

The problem is… the association is there. Everybody knows it’s there. So pretending otherwise just makes you look weak and stupid (of course in this case appearances mirror reality).

2016 06 20 - Glenn McCoy - Obama Dives

There seems to be a smidgen of sanity still left in the nation, so Lynch caught hell for the decision (and rightly so). (Side Note: Have you noticed it’s black women who are tasked with spreading this crap. Susan Rice on the video causing Benghazi… Lynch on this crap.) So… Lynch agreed to release the “full transcript”… but that’s not really what they did. That’s good.

The Transcript:
A transcript is…
Transcript: (noun) a written, printed, or typed copy; especially : a usually typed copy of dictated or recorded material

So here’s what the Islamic (possibly homosexual) terrorist Omar Mateen said (as released by Obama/Lynch/DOJ)…

“In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]… Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings… I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.” — Literally copy and pasted from the DOJ Web Site. (see here)

The Crux of my Outrage:
Religion - Islam vs ChristianityOK… so there we have it. Except for one problem. This is NOT (literally) what Mateen said. The DOJ changed it (for political reasons) to match the Obama/Left agenda.

How was it changed? Everywhere you see “God” (the Jewish/Christian deity), replace that with “Allah” the Muslim deity. And thus the crux of my being offended. This may sound insignificant to those who are secular; but it’s not to those who actually worship God (in contrast to the god Allah).

The key here is that the f#cker (Mateen) was speaking English. There was no translation needed. There are only two reasons why the you would translate “Allah” to “God”.
1) You suspect that your audience is unfamiliar with the name “Allah”. (Nobody on the face of the planet is.)
2) You want to push propaganda implying that Allah and God are the same, and that Christianity and Islam are equivalent in guilt for these attacks. (Obviously what Obama, the Left, and the DOJ are implying.)

For perspective; if a nut pledged allegiance to “Cthulhu”, you might add an appendix explaining that this was a god (small g) from an H. P. Lovecraft novel that has worked it’s way into certain popular culture. You WOULDN’T translate the name “Cthulhu” as “God” asserting that it and the Jewish/Christian God are the same (in either substance, equivalence, or being). It’s just absurd, disparaging, and sacrilegious.

Perpetual Cluelessness:
Loretta Lynch and thus Obama is still droning on about we may never know the terrorists’ motivation in the attack. This is just one more (out of many) signs of their ineptitude and cluelessness. Barack! Loretta! Do you think his motivation might have to do with him shouting “Alluh Akbar” while he is killing people? Do you think his pledged allegiance to other terrorists (and Allah) might give us some clues as to his motivation?

This is precisely the reason using the words “radical Islam” matters. It gives some sign to your electorate, to the world, that you get it.

Conclusion:
What is most offensive to me as a Christian is equivocating Allah to the God of Jews and Christians. Again, It is absurd no matter how much the left and “moderate” Muslims push this idea.

  1. Islam is NOT equivalent (morally) to Christianity. “You will know them (false prophets) by their fruits (their actions and the results)” — Jesus (the Christ)
  2. Jesus (in the Koran) is NOT the same Jesus of the Cross/Bible. The One (Christian Jesus) who is “the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” is NOT the same Jesus (toady for Allah) found in the Koran.
  3. Allah is NOT the same being as the Jewish/Christian God; despite the best efforts of the “prophet” Mohamed to hijack Him. Quite simply, the “God [who] so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” is not the same god (Allah) who gave us the likes of Mohamed, his followers, and the $^#* Islam (overall) has inflicted upon the world for the past 14 centuries.

Religion - Jesus - Christian vs Islamic

There will be no indictment of Hillary Clinton. All the signs from the leftist in the know point that direction.

  • The clandestine meeting between the Lynch and Clinton (Bill).
  • Lynch deciding to accept the recommendation of the career FBI investigators. (She already knows what they will recommend.)
  • The holiday interview of Hillary (so as to have minimal news exposure).
  • Obama finally appearing on the campaign trail with Clinton (Hillary).

I’m no fan of Donald Trump; but he and his supporters are right. The fix is in. The worst Clinton will suffer is some minimal sensor and/or hand slap. I doubt even a flunky scape-goat will be offered as penance.

The sad part in all of this is that 1) it exposes how the “free” press has sold itself to the left and 2) that the rule of law has been so eroded by these elite thugs.

Brexit - ArrowsThe Brexit vote is in a couple of days (Thursday 6/23/16). I have to admit I’m kinda rooting for the Old Girl (Britain).

The European Union can only be described as a “post democratic” system of government (these are the actual words of the EU President). To help muddle though the meaning of that description… the EU is a socialist system with all the power in the hands of a “commission” made up of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats. The “elected representatives” from the various nations have practically no power with no ability to pass laws or even really affect their bureaucratic masters. In other words the European Union is nothing new. It’s a socialist state well on her way (and with a jump-start since it’s quickly done away with representative governance) to totalitarianism. It’s what Bernie (and the left) envision for us over here across the pond.

One of the main arguments for the “Stay” faction is that sovereignty is highly overrated when you can have power in its place. In this case the power is supposedly economic.

When you hear stuff like this you can be pretty sure the people offering that insightful analysis are the ones who want you to give up your “sovereignty” for the sake of their power. You can just as easily replace “sovereignty” with the words “liberty” and “life”.

So… here’s hoping this Thursday we see some sign of sanity in this increasingly insane world. Let’s hope Britannia elects to NOT ram herself into an iceberg, but to instead actually save herself.

Admittedly there is a personal aspect to my well wishes. If Britain can show the common sense to see the danger, is there still hope for us? Could Texit be on the horizon?

People - Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig - HacksKatie Couric is upset. At least we’re told she is “privately” upset. Publicly she’s done what the leftist main stream media has always done when caught prostituting themselves to the left. Deny, deny, deny…

Couric starred in a “documentary” (hit piece) called “Under the Gun” in which she interviewed members of the Virgina Citizens Defense League. In it she asked the hard-hitting question “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”; to which the interviewees paused for several (eight) seconds with blank stares, looking down, avoiding eye-contact with the camera, and offering no immediate defense.

It just doesn’t get any better than that from a leftist documentary perspective. Well, maybe it could have been a little better. Maybe it would have been better had that actually happened. It didn’t.

No problem though… When your question doesn’t elicit stunned silence from your victims it’s no big deal (when you’re in control of the final product). You just create that illusion by editing in several seconds of awkward glances and silence… THEN allow your victims to answer. What can be the harm in that?

Integrity - DefinitionThe answer of course is… NONE… so long as you are devoid of any professional courtesy, ethics, or standards. Obviously Katie Couric, and her director Stephanie Soechtig, and the editors, and everybody else involved in this garbage fit that bill.

Here is director Stephanie Soechtig’s defense… she inserted the pause so that viewers could “have a moment to consider this important question before presenting the facts on Americans’ opinions on background checks”. How benevolent of her…

Translation: I don’t even have enough respect for you to offer a plausible explanation… so instead, here’s a little obvious lie to help you understand my disdain and loathing of everything that is you…

This is again an impressive skill many liberals (especially politicians and the media) possess. I’ve written about it in the past but will reiterate it here…

When it comes to liberals, I have to give them credit where it is due. So here it is. They have got balls! Cojones! And Big Ones! They can whip it out. Piss all over your leg; tell you it’s raining and never bat an eye. They can even act indignant when you dare call them on it. I don’t know what kind of mindset it takes to develop these skills (and I don’t think I want to); but liberals everywhere have it and flaunt it.

I have to admit it is kind-of fun watching libs attempting a Jedi mind-trick minus the force.
Liberal Obi-wan: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for”
Storm Trooper: “What do you mean?! They’re right there!”
Liberal Obi-wan: “Move along…”
Storm Trooper: “Hey! You’re peeing on my leg!”
Liberal Obi-wan: “Move along…”

Dog - Pee on Leg - RainingSoechtig added “I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way.”

Translation: %^$# you!

Notice that the problem isn’t with her… nothing to do with her bias or dishonesty. The problem here (in her mind) is whoever incorrectly feels slighted. THEY are in the wrong. This is basically a non-apology apology; something else leftist are great at.

Couric’s reaction to all of this? She claims she noticed and spoke out about the edited silence… but acquiesced to her director. Now that it all blew up she’s “privately” upset that an “unnecessary mistake” was made. Publicly Couric supports her director and her “explanation”.

Translation: You (the director) assured me we could get away with this and now look at this mess. We’ve been exposed for the hacks that we are. Yeah, yeah… we’ll circle the wagons, but privately… I’m pissed!

The key here is not to confuse upset with contrite. Couric and her director are “upset” in the same way a criminal is upset when they are caught in the act. There is no remorse for the dishonest act itself only in the getting caught and the consequences thereof. Had they gotten away with it (as is usually the case) they would have been laughing and patting themselves on the back for their cleverness.

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