Supreme Court Protests, War – So Much to Keep Up With!

My apologies to anyone stopping by during the past few days expecting to see something new. On a personal note, I’ve been writing articles to promote my book and disputing with an online publisher about it. I ended up pulling my articles from their site with the intention of publishing them on my own site AMHavens.com. At least there I have complete and total control (evil laugh). The downside is traffic is not nearly as substantial. The reasoning that won out, other than the principle that I was absolutely in line with their TOS and still they whined, was if I that extra traffic cannot be at least introduced to my book, what good does it do me? That and I’m a pigheaded jerk, to keep things clean.

In other news, I’m working on my garden. This is not a new thing but I am determined to expand on the success I had last year – my best year yet. The timing of things doesn’t hurt either. While I’ve been attempting to green up my thumb for years, the fearmongering as of late is certainly an added incentive.

Finally, the progeny is descending on the homestead this week and thus preparations are being made. This will be the first time in a couple of years so other things must take a back seat.

All that said, I feel compelled to at least agree with Tucker Carlson on one point – these recent protests and attacks on the Supreme Court justices as well as those on churches and pro-life organizations is indeed an attack on Christianity. It is as if Christ is once again being displayed by Pilate and the crowd is screaming “crucify him!”. Strangely enough, I wrote something just yesterday (yet unpublished) about the word “crucify”. Metaphorically, some say the word means to utterly destroy something. This rings true to me. Also yesterday, I concluded Carlson does not claim Christ. It is an observation rather than an accusation, as I noticed he always refers to Christians as “them” instead of “us”. It is a shame. Hopefully he will see the light.

On Twitter, I’ve had some revelations and some thoughts.

They released their earnings a week or so ago. They are bleeding money. So far it is a relatively small wound but they are not making a profit nonetheless.

As I purchased too late, I did not qualify for a dividend, had they actually turned a profit. Should I hold on to my stock AND they actually make a profit AND declare a dividend, I would then qualify. Then again, I’m didn’t buy the stock for the dividends. Even so, I DO expect them to be profitable as they are in business and not charity.

In the proxy info, I also learned I do not yet have a vote in the upcoming annual stockholder’s meeting. Again, I bought too late.

In addition I found out I have far less say than I thought I might. For instance one must own 1% of the company to recommend a board member. From what I was able to ascertain, it was a cursory glance so I need to verify this, I can band together with other stockholders so together, we can put up someone for the board, even if none of us has that magical 1%. Let’s run some numbers for the fun of it.  First…

Musk owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter, which represents a 9.2% passive stake in the company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission 13G filing released Monday. The stake is worth $2.89 billion, based Twitter’s closing price Friday April 4, 2022

source: cnbc (I know… right?)

Okay so the price fluctuates meaning any calculations depend on settling on a stable price. Thus let’s fudge a bit. There are about 764 million Twitter shares outstanding. So 1% would be  7,640,000 million shares. I have ten shares. so I’m about 7,639,990 shares short of 1%. Put another way, from the figures in the cnbc story, 10% was worth about oh, let’s say, $3 billion give or take. Ten percent of $3 billion is $300 million. Either way you look at it, I’m a few dollars short.

Now if Twitter stock dropped to a penny per share, it would still cost me $80,000 to buy my 1%. It would take some doing. I may or may not make that but why in the world would I sink that kind of money into Twitter at that point?

Long story short, ain’t no way I’m owning enough Twitter to have a real voice. I haven’t looked into other aspects yet but I’m pretty sure I could still be a thorn in the corporate side. Once again, my idea of a shareholder group looms large. My voice might still be tiny but at least I’d have a chance to be heard, as would anyone else. But there’s another rub.

I’d also have to own the stock for three years. Yup. Can they do that? I’d say they can. Granted, this could be challenged in court but chances are, only the lawyers would win that one. In a way, this obstacle actually makes some sense. Considering my lowly stock holdings would have to work to be a drop in the capital bucket, imagine thousands of us stockholders all making countless demands and such. Stretch that imagination to include the idea that anyone could buy a single share and immediately start making demands. Such may be the ruin of any business. So, I can see the point of it and I don’t necessarily disagree.

Considering all of the above, I’d say the larger lesson is such adventures require much planning and some serious scouting. Now I did not have to prove I was a stockholder to gain access to the above information. I’m reasonably certain this would be true in most, if not all cases concerning public corporations. Additionally, the sheer scale of any corporation raising money should be taken into context.

While I am not ready to abandon the ideas of influencing corporate policies from the shareholder perspective, the stark reality of such an attempt tends to be a bit daunting. To be sure, such a reality exists for our constitutional aspects as well.

WE the People are the massive obstacle the authoritarians must face in order to have their way. To an extent, their outlook is far darker as WE CITZENS are limited to a single vote each. Thus it becomes obvious why the controllers are so intent on stuffing our ranks with illegals and then giving them voting “rights”. They cannot tip the scales in their favor otherwise.

The point we should all take on this is none of us can do this by ourselves. We need each other. We need to stick together as citizens, sovereign or corporate, and stand strong in the face of those who would grind us down.

 

 

Was January 6 Deja Vu?

Yesterday I watched a film that made my jaw drop. It was based on a historical event that happened right here in the US of A. All I could think as I watched this movie was – January 6. Yet the events of this story occurred more than a century ago. There were some similarities in the circumstances of both events but for the most part they were very different. Only the reaction was, in some ways, a carbon copy of how our government is handling what occurred on that day.

The movie is The Conspirator. It is by no whiff of the imagination a “right wing propaganda piece”. In fact, in some other light, just the opposite is more likely to be inferred.

It is the story of Mary Surratt. She was a southern woman, a Confederate supporter who ran a boarding house in Washington D. C. when Lincoln was shot. She was implicated in the plot to assassinate the President, Vice-President Johnson and  Secretary of State Seward because her son, a friend of John Wilkes Booth and, allegedly a co-conspirator met at her boarding house to further their plans.  Here are some of the similarities I saw.

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Mary Surratt was charged because of her proximity to some of the bad actors.

Little or no evidence was forthcoming.

The evidence that was presented was thin, at best, and possibly false.

She was held without bail until trial in a dank cell. Though I imagine it may be better accommodations than those of some J6 prisoners and she was likely treated better.

The prosecution stacked the deck against her. A civilian, she was tried by a military court rather than a jury of her peers in a civilian court.

She was going to be tried to appease those who abhorred the assassination.

While she was found guilty, her original sentence was life rather than hanging.

The powers that be demanded and got the death penalty for her.

A writ of habeas corpus was obtained, granting her a civilian trial. The writ was overruled by President Johnson, who had zero authority to do so.

Of course, this dark chapter in our history envelopes the worst moment of our nation. In fact, one could say, and yes, I do say it, if our constitution was followed, this nation as it stands today would not exist at all.

The Confederates were not “rebels”. These sovereign southern states did not attempt to “overthrow” the Union, they seceded – they opted out.  It was their absolute right. Now I am not going to debate their intentions or the merits or demerits of their contentions. What I will say is they had every right to act as they did, even if they were wrong.

The Union had already trashed the Constitution many times over. Thus the monkey trial of Mary Surratt pales by comparison. Yet the total disregard for her rights as a citizen and as a human being should glare as a festering sore on this nation’s history.

It is not the first, the only nor the last time the powers that illegitimately be, have trampled on the rights of us citizens – individually and as a group. Every instance is an affront to our sovereignty as citizens.

Someone once put forth an analogy concerning illicit sex that works here. He said illicit sex was like duct tape. Used once the very strong adhesive binds two together so it is very difficult to separate them. However once the tape is removed and applied to another and the bond becomes weaker. When repeated over and over again, eventually there is not enough adhesive to bond at all.

The same thing can be said for our rights as enumerated in the Constitution. Each time an amendment is “temporarily” lifted from our founding document it needs to be bound back in but each time the bond is weaker. At some point, a point we are dangerously close to, the bond will be too weak to stick at all.

Don’t take my word for it, watch The Conspirator for yourself. Compare that story with the plight of the J6 political prisoners. The details are different for sure but the substance – the stark obliteration of these citizens’ rights to appease a handful of political cockroaches, if not to deflect attention and shelter them from their own treasonous actions, is glaring.

Misinformation My ASS!

In my last post, I kinda got a bit heated concerning Mayorkas and his partners in obscurification. For this I do NOT apologize. Ever. if anything I did not go far enough. That said, I kinda wanted to shed some light on this whole “misinformation”, “disinformation” kick the left is bound to hound these days. First, let’s take another look at those definitions I found in Grrrgle.

Both of these definitions point to “false information”. Let’s drop the kid gloves, shall we? These are lies, plain and simple. Now that these terms are revealed for what they truly are, we all know what group is most proficient in propagating lies. For those of you in Egypt visiting denial, that would be politicians. Of course, they’ve built themselves tremendous support systems, supported and paid for by us taxpayers. Their corporate masters tell them what to say, often word for word, and they spew it forth like the good little sycophants they are.

On a side note, the above should give some indication just how stupid the political class is. They’ve worked for decades to enrich the moneyed elite while they only get a comparable pittance for themselves. Compare billions to millions and this becomes obvious. Granted, the politicians cannot be to brazen in their corruption or some of us sleeping citizens may come out of our slumber.

Coming back to my main point here, the crux of all of this is plain, old fashioned truth vs lies.

The worst part of all of this is I’m hearing so much wailing about all of this. People are whining about how this will “destroy democracy” and what a lousy choice this wacko chic – Nina Jankowicz is to head this debacle. Well, their not wrong but they are missing the real point.
Some have said it. Tucker Carlson started out in this vein. Chris Salcedo went straight for the jugular. The federal government has no authority to do this. None whatsoever. Period.
Enough said.

Mayorkas Smyorkas – You Know Where You Can Stuff Your “Misinformation Board”

By now we’ve all heard it.

“During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on DHS’s budget Wed. afternoon,  Mayorkas said, “Our Undersecretary for Policy, Rob Silvers is co-chair with our Principal Deputy General Counsel, Jennifer Gaskell, in leading a just recently constituted misinformation disinformation governance board.”

source: American Greatness

Most are calling the board the “Ministry of Truth” citing Orwell’s classic 1984. Many, myself included are beginning to view Orwell’s book as more prophecy than fiction. Scripturally speaking, for a biblical prophet to be considered a true prophet, he had to be 100% accurate. Anything less was false. Talk about your rigid standards. It makes me wonder what the standard for “information” might be.

As Tucker Carlson pointed out last night (Thursday), Mayorkas did not deign to define how “misinformation or disinformation” is defined and who might be charged with defining it.

As for myself, I question by what authority Mr. Mayorkas or his purported boss, Joey Biden this board was “constituted”. I see the entire concept completely devoid of any reason, real or imagined, to exist. That said, let’s explore the idea for a bit.

As Carlson mentioned, defining “misinformation” or “disinformation is a bit of a challenge. Actually defining such is so much of an issue as much as who will determine what falls into the category. For the moment, lets take a look at some definitions.

source: These images are snapshots of a Grrrgle search result.

Interesting. Note they both state the terms refer to false information intended to deceive or mislead. The word “disinformation” specifically cites government propaganda. Hmmm.  Now THAT’S enlightening.  What government organization (s) have Mayorkas and company set their sights on? Are federal, state or local governments the target? Who else do they want to look at. HEY! Alejandro! Yeah YOU! Dude. I can help you here.

Why don’t you start with politicians Al? Now I know your instinct is to head straight for anyone with an (R) after their name and title but really, why not start with the big mess? Come on Al, don’t pretend you don’t know who I mean. I’m talking about the (D)s. Want me to name them? Tell you what, I’ll toss out a last name only and you come up with the first name… okay? Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, Merrick, Mayorkas. Yeah. YOU! Can you remember way, way, waaaay back to Wednesday? When you testified, TESTIFIED UNDER OATH

“We inherited a broken and dismantled system that is already under strain. It is not built to manage the current levels and types of migratory flows. Only Congress can fix this,” Mayorkas said at the Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

“Yet, we have effectively managed an unprecedented number of noncitizens seeking to enter the United States and interdicted more drugs and disrupted more smuggling operations than ever before.”

Source: CNN

Really? Do you sincerely want to go there? Shall we compare your numbers with those of  your predecessor? You know the truth but you dare not speak it. So tell me… how do you propose to penalize disseminators of “disinformation”? Huh?

Don’t ask for my opinion because I’ll tell you, in detail, what a disgrace you and your cohorts are. You should be forcibly removed from office, banned from ever stepping into any position of  public trust and stripped of any and all benefits, but only after due process has been served.

Have you or your cohorts even given a thought to due process concerning the political prisoners from January 6? I would not stoop to your level by denying what you have denied these citizens, but the damage to our nation, as evidenced by the results of your mismanagement, either by design or by incompetence is far greater than any of the damage done on January 6 – and I include those whom I suspect were acting on behalf of one three-letter agency or another, if not Nancy Pelosi and company herself.

Like I said, pal, you do NOT want to go there. My advice is you should quietly drop this idea. Just let it go. Even better, simply resign. It would be the one single best thing you could likely manage to do as I doubt you  have the cojones to admit your wrongs.

Now get out of my face.

Move Over Elon Musk, I’m Buying Twitter

All right, all right! I’m no threat to Elon’s bid. I’m only buying ten shares but I AM buying Twitter! Per my last post, this is to support Elon’s efforts but also to make a point. WE the People should NOT be looking for another savior. (Jesus the  Messiah is my Lord and Savior, I need no other.)

Now, while I would love to see others follow suit and buy a few shares of Twitter – you only need to buy one share to become a shareholder – this probably won’t happen. Why? I hate to be this blunt but because most of my fellow  citizens are far too used to sitting in front of their monitors/cell phones whatever and whining. I have no doubt most anyone capable of reading this is also able to cough up the $50 more or less to buy a share of stock. As a matter of fact I’ll show you how you can do it without paying a nickel in commissions. (There are other fees and such that may apply, I don’t know, this is murky territory and it appears our beloved government has their sticky fingers all over our pockets – again.) It’s not hard. You can do it on a smart phone and, if you play your cards right, you might even end up a few dollars ahead, even after the greedmongers devour their “share”.

Now, let me be up front about this – the link I provide will be a referral link, meaning I stand to get a few shares of some unknown stocks by sending you to this broker. How many or what it is all worth, I don’t know. What I do know is you can do the same – grab a referral link after you sign up and send some folks to the broker too.

The broker is Webull and here is their current offer.

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It only took a few  minutes to set things up. It’s a lot like opening an online bank account so you’ll need all the standard information you’d need for that. You don’t need to fund the account to get your first two shares of stock but for the other three you do. But since you are buying Twitter stock, you’ll need to fund it anyway. Now, if you already deal with a major bank, your account will likely be verified immediately. I deal with a small local back so it took a day longer for them to deposit a few nickels into my account (more FREE money – YEAH!) and for me to tell them the amounts.

Long story short – for $100 out of pocket you can buy TWO shares of Twitter and be a bona-fide stockholder. Big deal… right? Actually, it is a bigger deal than you might think.

First, consider the poison pill scenario. The honchos at Twitter are considering invoking a strategy to stop Elon from buying the company. They’ve even said they’d rather crash the company then let him buy it. Whoa there Nelly! Wait just a gol darn minute. Just because YOU don’t like the idea, crashing the company, MY company (or my piece of it anyway) is an abdication of your fiduciary responsibility. In other words, they are legally, ethically and morally required to act in the best interests of us shareholders and guess what? Anybody with an IQ bigger than their shoe size can understand crashing the company is NOT in the best interest in the shareholders. We are talking legal action here. But that’s not all.

What if Elon simply walks away? What if he says the heck with the whole idea and dumps his shares? Well, first of all, you can expect the stock to drop like a rock. Us shareholders will lose some money.  Okay. Fine. I understand this, but there is something else, a very, very serious issue that, so far, has not been addressed. This glaring issue predates this whole Elon Musk thing by far. What is it?

Twitter is breaking the law. Yep. That’s right. (Now take this with a grain of salt – I am not a lawyer and this is not to be considered legal advice – it is an observation based on what I’ve garnered as a citizen.) You see, as a social media platform, by federal law, they are insulated from being sued for libel, defamation, etc. as they are supposedly providing a platform for free speech. But they are not. Not at all. In fact, they are quashing free speech. In effect they’ve turned the company from a social medial platform to a publisher. As such they’ve potentially opened the company up for potential legal action.  As I said, I’m no lawyer but I’m sure there are some savvy legal minds out there who could make some hay with all this. As shareholders, we can sue on this issue too.

Guess what? These same principles apply to other social media platforms as well. The best part is we, as shareholders, need not depend on any government official to take action. Shareholders have rights. Among those rights is the right to hold the company we are part owners of accountable.

Note here. I hate it when someone posts something and the deletes it without explanation so I won’t do that here. Without direct knowledge the above was posted concerning, I think, Section 230 of the Federal Code. Others and stated and I took them at their word, this law allows for free speech by insulating the platform from legal action. Well, my layman’s reading of the code confirms the platforms are insulated from legal action but it essentially gives them carte blanche to “edit out” free speech and protects them from legal action for that. Leave it to the politicians to muck things up.

While this ill-constructed legislation does NOT protect citizens AT ALL (by my calculations) this doesn’t mean shareholders have no pull. It just means we will need to find another way. Meanwhile, we’ll need to work on getting this fixed. It is not the platforms per se that need protection – at least not THIS protection. The end all should be to protect free speech. Period.

Okay, so depending on how things play out, my next move is uncertain. I may decided to go ahead with my purchase of FnBook. I will probably only buy a single share but a shareholder is a shareholder, with all the rights and privileges that come with that class of share. (Different classes, such as common and preferred, have different rights. Usually, common shareholders have voting rights, for instance.) As a shareholder, I will keep an eye on things from a different perspective. While I do not plan on personally suing anyone, I may well join a suit should one be filed. I may find it necessary to start asking questions and requesting information I am entitled to as a shareholder. I may band together with other shareholders – with or without a common interest. By this I mean, I  content ALL shareholders should have a say – for you Twitter honchos, this is one of the principles of free speech. People can say things whether I, or anyone else for that matter, agree with them or not.  I may send Elon my proxy votes. I may not.

Here’s an interesting thing. Twitter headquarters is in San Francisco. If they have a vote, I have a right to participate. Now, I’ll have to check this with my tax expert but I’m pretty sure I could go to San Francisco to vote and write off the entire expense as a tax deduction. My further understanding comes with a couple of caveats. First, one must have enough write-offs (total) to make it worthwhile. These days the “standard deduction” is pretty high so it likely wouldn’t be worth it for  me.  Next, is I’m not sure if there is a  limit to how much anyone could actually write off. Take gambling, for example. My understanding is gambling losses can only be written off against gambling winnings. Thus, if you spend $20,000 to win $500, well you can only write off the $500. You’ll eat the other $19,500. The bottom line is basically the same as always – never underestimate the greed of a politician (or in this case, the politicians’ minions).  Like I said, ask your tax professional but under certain circumstances, some folks could offset at least part of the cost of a trip to say, San Francisco.

The Bottom Line

What have you got to lose? If you bought ten shares of Twitter like me, then maybe $500 +/-. Chances are you wouldn’t lose ALL of that because even Twitter is worth something even if they crash and burn. Heck if they run the stock price down to $0.02 per share I’ll spend another $500 and buy another 25,000 shares.

The upside is you took action. You did something. Sure, maybe we won’t change the world but how do you know you won’t? Or at least you are not a part of it. Look, back in February I posted about buying Fnbook. It was somewhat tongue in cheek but not entirely. Did my post have any impact Elon Musk? It is highly doubtful, but what if it did? What if someone read my post (Hey! It happens! Really!) and through a series of wild convolutions, some germ of the idea somehow reached Elon Musk? I doubt anyone will ever know for sure. All I can say is I write what I write, I do what I do and maybe, just maybe, some good will come of it. What about you?

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Bwoke Disney – Are Disney Execs THAT Stupid?

Just for the moment, set aside Disney’s crusade to reverse Florida’s new parental rights law or as the left has misnomered it, the “don’t say gay bill. Forget whose side they are on. Forget that the overt protests are about the prohibition of sexualizing children up to grade three. As a matter of fact, for the time being, don’t even consider the fact the Disney is essentially actively supporting the grooming of young children and/or indoctrinating them sexually. Leave it all behind and consider this:

The LGBTQ2S+ (whatever) crowd Disney actively supports is totally contrary to their business model. Disney’s market is children. This market is their bread and butter. If they had to rely on adults or LGBTQ2S+ for sales, they’d be broke already. Maybe we should dub them “bwoke”. The simple fact is it takes a sperm and an egg to produce the baby who will eventually become old enough to enjoy Disney products. The most common ways babies are born are via heterosexual relationships. Gays, trans, as well as the rest of that bunch, well, they cannot “replenish the earth” enough to keep Disney’s business model going. The numbers simply aren’t there and they never will be.

In light of this, how smart are Disney’s execs? I’d say not very. In fact they are downright stupid on the face of things. Now maybe they have some overall “grand plan” to transform Disney into some fantastic business model that will reap them even more billions than their current efforts. So far I see no evidence of that. At all. What I see is Disney, and other corporations vying for the children’s market promulgating homosexuality.

Is there not one person in this industry questioning this? Like, “Wait a minute! We NEED child consumers! We NEED people making babies!” It would seem to be the better business decision for Disney and their competitors would be to promote anything and everything to ensure their market grows rather than shrinks. That means they should be promoting marriage and heterosexual lifestyles. They should be advocating for parental rights, for as many babies as possible to be born. They should be the biggest donors to places like St. Jude’s Hospital and other organizations dedicated to curing children of deadly diseases.

Now some will certainly try to label me as “anti-gay”. You folks should note that I am decidedly pro-liberty. However, your liberty ends where another’s nose begins. When it comes to children, parents’ rights are extended to them until they become of legal age. Thus, what so many call the “don’t say gay” bill should never have been necessary. The need arose only after some decided to overstep the rights of parents’ who are the guardian of their children’s rights.

As for Disney, you folks aren’t “woke” you are just the opposite or blind. Either way, I certainly hope the rest of the world can see how incredibly bad business your recent decisions really are. It sure looks like many of us parents see it.

Here We Go Again… New for 2022!

When the media hypsters grow tired of The Russo-Ukrainian War, they turn to the upcoming 2022 elections. Some can be seen wringing their hands at the prospect of a Republican bloodbath. Others are busy trumpeting the triumphant return to all that is good with the world. Yeah. Right.

You may have noticed my regularly sporadic posting has become even scarcer as of late. I have my reasons.

First, I am focusing a great deal of my writing efforts on projects that stand a chance of actually paying a few bills, including those necessary for keeping this site afloat.

Second, I am once again becoming cynical about the prospects of us citizens reclaiming our Constitutional Republic. Ever. If it does happen, rest assured it will happen whether or not I publish my golden words on these pages. Of this I am quite certain.

Back to the future… i.e. the 2022 elections, will the Republicans take back Congress or not? Maybe a better question is… what if they do? Big F-N Deal. For those of you with memories stretching way, way back to 2017, you might recall, Republicans held the White House, the House of Representatives AND the Senate. Now you tell me… what, exactly were they able to accomplish during those two years?

I’ve stated this so many times I keep wondering if it is tattooed on my forehead – Donald J. Trump will NOT save this nation! Subsequently, the Republican party will NOT save this nation. If you forget anything, forget that notion. It is not going to happen. You know why. Politics. Politics is poison. It is the Kool-Aid of the masses. Drink up and watch our nation die.

Many contend we can not vote ourselves out of this mess. They are wrong. And they are right. They are absolutely correct if by “voting”, one means going to the polls every election and pulling the lever for your candidate. (Okay, so I’m old school.) That certainly ain’t gonna cut it. It never  has and it never will.  Why? Because politics, that’s why. This is also where they get it all wrong.

Voting isn’t the problem – politics is the problem. Our n”two-party system” is the evil that pervades. It guarantees everything will continue on per the status quo. Elections are held, choices are made and slots are filled. Then it is business as usual. What business? The business of robbing taxpayers of our hard-earned money and our liberty. We’ve all heard of the “military-industrial complex”.

What one must realize is the “military-industrial complex” is just the tip of the iceburg! The politicians have their hands in our pockets in so many ways, we would all stagger should that curtain drop. It all works the same way so unveiling their corruption would be relatively easy. Stopping it would be a breeze. (Well, in principle, anyway.) All one needs to do is follow the money. All the trails start from Washington D.C.. Stopping the flow should be as simple as defunding the myriad of programs sucking the life blood of our nation from us citizens.

This is not going to happen unless we citizens eradicate the real problem – politics. The only way to eradicate politics is to rid ourselves of political  parties once and for all. Destroy the power base of the politicians and we will make much headway to righting our republic. How do we do this? We use the write-in vote. We build our own local power-bases county by county. We citizens become engaged locally and build out from there. The main principle of our Constitutional Republic we must invoke is the principle of decentralization.

That said, I do not see this happening. What I DO see happening is the controllers, the authoritarians, the usurpers will tighten their  control to squeeze every possible ounce of life out of us before our nation crumbles, clearing the path for global control. At that point some will fight back but it will be too late. It won’t matter who “wins” as we will all lose. What, if anything, might rise from the shambles is anyone’s guess but it will not be the powerhouse once known as the United States of America.

So… Here We Go Again. Just like the wild-eyed gambling addict letting it all ride on his “lucky” number – we are once again about to roll the dice on yet another election. Even the best results we could possibly hope for will be temporary. Real change must come from within.

Two Ways for This to End

My morning began with a conversation with my wife. As I am in the habit of regaling her with a selection of the latest memes, current events was the topic.  It doesn’t matter the topic, her response is always the same: “There’s nothing we can do about any of this.” I see the despair in her eyes as they meet with my own. Maybe “despair” is too strong a term. Hopeless resignation is more accurate, I think. I am hard-pressed to disagree with her entirely. I can see a different path. It is not an easy one. It is not a likely path but it is a path nonetheless. More about that in a bit. It seems more expedient to consider the most likely path, the one we all seem to be on. The road to hell.

Per my last post, pResident Slo Mo Biden is obviously hellbent on driving us down this road. Well, not him actually, on his best day he didn’t have the cajones, much less the brains to find his own way there. Forget about taking the wheel. So, more accurately, his handlers, who are likely employed by a globalist cabal, are chauffeuring all of us. We all know the issues facing us. If you see any news at all, everything is repeated ad infinitum.

As a nation we are on the brink of a “hot war” with the one nation possessing nuclear armaments rivaling our own both in quantity and in destructive force. The man with the “finger on the button” has a sterling reputation for consistently making awful decisions. This isn’t just some right-wing nut case talking…

“I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says of Vice President Joe Biden in his new book coming out later this month. Gates’ assessment of Biden’s boss is only slightly better, depicting an Obama administration with very murky lines of communication on military issues.

Source: The Atlantic

You can’t get much farther left than this. The problem is, the premise of a hot war with Russia is just the beginning. Meanwhile, some genius in the Biden misAministration decided to let Russia, yes Russia, work a deal with Iran to revamp Nobama’s nuclear deal. Today I learned the grownups (Russia and Iran) have shut the kids (the US) out of the room while they negotiate. Hey! I write fiction but even I can’t stretch MY imagination that far!

Let’s not forget the Biden’s long ties with Ukraine. While I admire Zelenskyy’s grit, it could very well be an act. There are also indications Ukraine is not the “democracy” we are all led to believe. Add to that, recent revelations that Ukraine has been working on bioweapons at the behest of our own US government and, well, the whole story is getting stinky.

Then there’s China. They’ve been caught playing footsies with Russia. So now we have a massive economic power (China) teaming up with an aggressor nation with vast resources and they are both bedding down with Iran. Oh, and let’s not forget India. They have ties to both Russia and China.

Put it all together and they have the manpower and resources to crush every Western nation if we all banded together. On a good day, the United States of America would have a tough time facing such a foe. Thanks to Slo Mo Joe, our nation is waning. Worse it is rotting from the inside out and it is all intentional.

Let’s start with oil. When President Trump left office we were a  net exporter of oil and the price of gasoline was about $2.50 per gallon on average. Today we import much of our oil and the price of gasoline has hit an all-time high. What has changed? The occupant in the White House.

While speculation abounds about why Russia decided to invade Ukraine at this point in time, I find it hard to dismiss the availably of cheap energy as one of the prime factors. Certainly everything Joe Biden has done during his short occupation of the Oval Office has contributed but oil floats to the top of my list.

The short supply of US oil along with massive spending has fueled inflation to all-time highs. While “all-time highs” is not official, once you account for changes in how inflation is calculated, you’ll be hard-pressed to prove me wrong on this. Congress is complicit in all of this. Just today I saw this from Marjorie Taylor-Green

Yep, the House is vying for yet another spending spree. Just the other day Biden stood up before his fellow Democrats saying the idea that spending is the prime cause of inflation is “just not true”.  I won’t waste my time in the mental midget but for anyone who needs to grasp it, the principle is simply supply and demand. As the supply of money increases, the value decreases and prices increase. The demand side is a bit more obscure but our government, via the Federal Reserve, prints money and then loans it via treasury notes to investors. As the glut in fiat bucks grows, it becomes harder to find investors. Short and sweet, as more money is printed the less value it has.

As if inflation wasn’t enough, the short supply of natural gas, another energy product, affects everything in our nation. Fertilizer is a primary concern as the production of nitrogen, one of the main components of fertilizer. Fertilizer prices have risen to the point were many farmers have decided not to use any this year – at least those who are still planting. Then consider the cost of harvesting. From planting to harvesting, machinery is crucial to American agriculture. Our machinery runs on fossil fuels. As those costs go up one of two things can be  expected to happen. Either the farmer will decline to produce a crop as it becomes unprofitable to do so or the price of his goods will increase and we will pay dearly for them. Actually, both are likely to happen. Farmers are on the low end of the profit scale when it comes to food production. If anyone were to get rich from higher prices, it ain’t them.

Of course, none of the above takes into account the invasion. Not Ukraine. America. While the media and the rest of the circus clowns are wringing their hands over 190,000 Russian troops invading Ukraine, and rightly so to a point, our Southern border is flooded with over 2 MILLION illegal aliens, drugs and who knows what else? That’s TEN TIMES the number if insurgents overrunning Ukraine’s borders folks. The media? Crickets.

By the by, the US Census puts the total immigrant population (both legal and illegal) in the US at 46+ Million. In my cursory glance I didn’t see any breakdown of this figure. It would be nice to know what the folks charged with counting heads says the number of illegal aliens is now.

In addition to illegal aliens, our borders are also open to anybody who wants to stroll across, including criminals and terrorists. Story after story emerges documenting known illegal alien criminals assaulting, robbing and even killing innocent US citizens. Even so, they are not leading the crime wave sweeping our nation.

All across the US, crime is surging. From flash robberies of upscale boutiques and high-end jewelers to murders in the streets, crime is rampant and the criminals? Well, in many cases they are simply let go without bail. Prosecutors across the nation are refusing to hold and sometimes even charge those arrested for criminal activity. Instead they free them, allowing them back on the streets to commit even more crimes.

The current crime wave is endorsed and backed by useful idiot liberals who lobby to defund the police while supporting no-cash bail laws. Lately many leftist politicians who worked hard to put these measures in place are now publicly backing off. Have they really had a change of heart or simply changing their positions to avoid the political wind? You be the judge.

I’m just scratching the surface but you get the picture. At every turn something comes up to eat at the very foundation of our nation. The rule of law no longer exists. Ghislaine Maxwell sits in jail, convicted of child trafficking while her long list of politically-connected clients remain at large and uncharged. One must wonder why. Mounting evidence of Hillary Clinton’s role in the now-debunked Russian Collusion Hoax has failed to result in any charges filed against her. While numerous, validated questions about Hunter Biden’s illegal activities arise, he remains untouched. Though federal authorities executed a full-swat raid on Project Veritas head James O’Keefe in search of Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden’s diary. Never mind the fact that no federal crime was committed. Unless of course you want to explore the utilization of federal assets for personal reasons. Joe?

Again and again, my wife and I discuss these stories. Again and again she shrugs her shoulders saying, “it’s not like anyone can do anything about it.”. Well, if this is the attitude of the citizens of our nation then she’s correct. Nothing will happen. Nobody is going to save us. How does this all end then?

Here’s scenario number one:

Nobody does anything. The politicians and their minions continue to rape, pillage and destroy our nation until we reach a breaking point. [Note, the money men are counting profits all along. They like to stay behind the scenes and run things from afar. ] At some point something will give. It has to. Whether it is our economic system, race riots, war or some other, unforeseen event or series of events, it will all come to a  head.

When that happens, all bets are off. Someone might declare a “national emergency” and seize power on the spot.  Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. The deciding factor, as always, will be how much they believe we citizens will tolerate. We’ve already proven quite docile. They could simply engage the troops. Of course, first we’ll see law enforcement deployed in all their glory. Then the National Guard will be called in. Last but not least, we’ll see the military put boots on the ground.  Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before a “provisional government” assumes power. At some point they will defer to some “global leadership”.  The globalists will finally be able to establish their world government because our nation no longer stands in their way.

It will all start with a crisis of some sort. Some time after that, citizens may or may not rise in protest at the draconian measures imposed on us. Covid was just a precursor, you ain’t seen nothin yet. Then the hammer comes down, on us. Stick a fork in us, we will be done.

Granted there are many ways this sort of thing can play out. God knows the authoritarians (notice how this word has become more popular since I first started using it?) are tossing everything they can to get this fire blazing. They are not going to stop. If they could have figured out what it would take to push us over the edge, they’d have done it already. We’ve been maddingly resilient but even we can only take so much. As I’ve said so many times before, I’m no  prophet. All I do is extrapolate from the present.  So the what may blindside me, but the end result will be the same.

Scenario number two

We, the People stand up. We take back our nation. In my little mind, I envision a county by county effort. Yes, I’ve advocated this before. What I would really love to see is for citizens to gather at our respective county seats on a single day to send a message to the politicians and their money-men.

“Your Reign of Terror is OVER!”

We are in charge now. This would be just a start. Continuing on, we would initiate a series of resolutions designed to take back our nation and regain control. These resolutions would direct our elected representatives concerning our wishes for our states and our nation. The first ones would need to be sweeping and big – such as directing our federal government to produce a budget AND prohibit them from borrowing another dime.  And so forth.

This concept is similar to Virginia’s Second Amendment Sanctuary movement. Just before Covid hit, citizens all over our commonwealth convinced our county boards to declare our respective counties to be Second Amendment Sanctuaries. The movement was a response to the State’s recent attack on our 2A rights.

To date, the politicians largely ignored our efforts. Most of them scoff at us. We ain’t done yet. They can ignore us at their own political peril. We have a glimmer of hope. Virginia citizens spoke loudly again last November. This time the overwhelming reason was our kids. What point an be taken away from all this?

Yes, we CAN vote our way out of this… so to speak. Many, especially my brothers on the right, disdain the idea. I understand why. For decades we citizens vote and vote and vote. Sometimes we see some light at the end of the tunnel but it is always extinguished far too soon. The problem is our vote is only part of the answer. As was demonstrated in November 2020, what also matters is who counts the votes. We’ve been far too lax on that matter. Even then we are not out of the woods.

Because the real problem facing us citizens is politics, in particular, party politics. As long as the baton is passed from Democrat to Republican and back again, all we will see is two sides of the same rotten egg. Inside it is black and putrid. This needs to change. We need to divorce ourselves form party politics.

The good news is modern technology can overcome this. In most places in this nation citizens can write in our votes. Forget the old whine about who might win if we go “third party”. If all we can do is choose between two evils we then are forced to choose evil. But we are not forced. Not really.

Thus I am convinced it is possible to rebuild our nation. In order to do so, we citizens, must reclaim our birthright to self-government. We need to shove the politicians to the side of the road and drive away, never looking back. We need to decentralize, to make our county seats the centers of our political lives. From there we rule our own patches of American soil. From there we direct our representatives and hold them accountable.

As much as I see how this dream is possible, I have to agree with my wife. It won’t happen. Why? Simply because the citizens of our nation will not make it happen. Instead we all shrug our shoulders saying “Well, somebody’s gotta do something.”. And along comes another politician promising everything under the sun and a chicken in every pot. Good luck with that.

 

 

 

 

Joe Biden – THE Most Successful United States President EVER!?

If you are a regular or even occasional reader of this blog, you know I’m right – or you soon will. Unless of course you only stop by to scream at your screen. It’s all a matter of perspective. Ask yourself… what constitutes success as a US President? If you want to cling to those old notions of a vital nation offering opportunity and security for all citizens with equal justice under the law, then you likely deem #46 an utter failure. And you should. But IF one’s goal is to utterly destroy our nation, to bring this country to its knees, well then Slo Mo Joe’s your guy.

Too many these days are lamenting the incompetence of this pResident. Personally, I’d say he first has to be cognizant to be competent. Biden is neither. The evidence is overwhelming. As the meme above says, the destruction is intentional. But WHY? Again, if you’ve been visiting this blog for length of time, you already know my train of thought on this topic. For the uninitiated, I’ll be blunt.

The goal of the globalists is a global government. The United States of America stands in the way. Our nation may be the ONLY obstacle keeping the globalists from world domination. That they lust for total power is not some “conspiracy theory”. It is fact as stated by the globalists themselves.

Those who consider themselves the “elite” believe they and only they are qualified to govern. Us proles need to be ruled. Certainly we are not capable of governing ourselves. Consider anything you’ve ever read from the globalists. Has any of them proposed anything remotely resembling our Constitution? Of course not. Don’t be silly.

While one may dispute whether the efforts to install a global government is coordinated, thus confirming the idea of some conspiracy, it becomes harder every day to deny the direction we are headed. Meanwhile either coordination or cooperation to achieve a common goal becomes more evident every day.

Simply browsing current events churns up mounds of suspicious crap. Putin and Xi are all but sleeping together. Both have been in bed with Biden and his controllers. While Zelenskyy puts on a great show, it is quite possible he’s just playing his part. Then there’s Iran. Can anybody tell me with a straight face how Biden swears enmity against Putin from one side of his mouth while begging him to negotiate a deal with Iran on behalf of the United States with the other? I swear the man would sell snake oil if someone loaded the script on his teleprompter. Oh! Wait a minute! Have you had your booster today?

This morning, this meme gave me pause for thought:

I’m sure y’all recognize the reference to the book of Revelation. Even I’ve questioned whether we are fast approaching the end times. My understanding is we have a ways to go before we actually get to the prophesied four horsemen but the kickoff (the rapture) could happen at any moment. Seriously.

Granted, for over 2,000 years we Christians have been encouraged to live like Christ is coming at any moment. I get that, but every day as I see more and more incredulous stuff, I can’t help thinking – we’ve gotta be right on the edge! At least I’m at the nail-biting point these days.

Biden's Success Meter
Biden’s Success Meter – According to Biden

Back to Biden’s success meter.

According to Biden’s meter he is a huge success. And, like I said before ,if his goal is to destroy our nation, I’d have to agree. Not even Nobama was able to deconstruct our nation so completely in so short a period of time.

Where is it all going? Stay tuned. My next post will discuss two possible scenarios – each one far different than the other.

Thoughts on The Trucker Convoy, Canada and More…

With so much ground to cover and less time these days… I’ll post on a few things – maybe related, maybe not, but I think there’s a common thread through everything happening around us.

First up – the Trucker Convoy heading to Washington. As I posted earlier the anticipation as well as the excitement level for this event is well, underwhelming. Overall, the best explanation coming to my teeny mind is we aren’t desperate enough.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

– Martin Niemöller

Is it possible we don’t love freedom enough? Consider the Canadians

Justin Trudeau imposed martial law to clear the truckers in Ottawa. He has essentially declared himself dictator. He has arrested and imprisoned dissenters without bail, a la our January 6 POWs. He is seizing bank accounts of anyone identified as merely agreeing with the truckers. The police morphed into stormtroopers overnight. It’s almost as if they were injected with Dr. Jekyll’s formula, the transformation is that scary. Now it appears the Canadian people are siding with Herr Trudeau. Do they agree with him or are they cowering in fear? Let’s face it, stripping citizens of their livelihoods and seizing their money is daunting, to say the least.

Then there is January 6. From where I sit, our authoritarians are setting up for a rerun, this time with the truckers coming to D.C. Already they are intent on surrounding the Capital with fencing – why they don’t finish the job and lock the congressional miscreants in, I don’t know. They seem to be gearing up for a clash – calling in the National Guard and so forth. I expect D.C. to soon resemble the Ukrainian border. Nobody on the trucker’s side is planning anything violent, I promise you that.

Then there’s the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Some have suggested Biden is egging the Russians on to divert attention from his own incompetence.

He’s also on record for not only supporting Trudeau but encouraging him to put the hammer down (my words). Could Biden’s masters have in mind using Canada as a precedent and/or a model?

Meanwhile, back on the home front, mandates are being rolled back almost hourly. Blue state after blue state is following suit. Of course, they all insist “the science has changed”. Strange. I never knew political science was so flexible.

All of this adds up to apathy… or fear. I suspect most folks haven’t got around to being afraid. At least those who haven’t been hiding under their beds up until now.

The comments I’ve been seeing range from – “mandates are over, they are about 3 months too late, etc.  Many simply don’t see any problems or they are ignoring them. All in all, while I’d love to see a nationwide show of support for these truckers, I don’t see it materializing. They could end up in joining the J6 POWs indefinitely while the rest of the country looks the other way.

Freedom VS Tyranny

Yesterday, cowardly Justin Trudeau invoked Canada’s “Emergency Powers Act”. Never before has this been done. I had search a bit deep to uncover what this actually is. According to Wikipedia the “Emergencies Act” was passed in 1988. The entry reads as thus:

The Emergencies Act (FrenchLoi sur les mesures d’urgence) is a law passed by the Parliament of Canada in 1988 which authorizes the federal government to take extraordinary temporary measures to respond to public welfare emergencies, public order emergencies, international emergencies and war emergencies. It is considered to provide “the stiffest government emergency powers of any emergency law in Canada”.[1]: 16  The law repeals the War Measures Act passed in 1914 and asserts that any actions of the government continue to be subject to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Bill of Rights.

source: Wikipedia

Apparently, this isn’t enough because Trudeau is indeed making stuff up as he goes along i.e. expanding his “powers” to shut down any funding via cryptocurrency and crowdfunding organizations. Now, I see this as going one of two ways, either the original act is so vague as it essentially “grants” unlimited authority or spells out what can and cannot be done and Trudeau is ignoring any limitations. The latter, of course, is unacceptable while the former, at least in my understanding of U.S. law would render the act void. It makes enough sense so I think we can generally agree that any law written so it is fuzzy about what it says is unenforceable. For example, no body of lawmakers could pass a law saying “You can’t do that.” An absurd example, yes, but poignant, don’t you think?

If this is not a solid legal principle, it should be. I’ve added such to my own notes.

My understanding is some arrests have been made. Here’s where I stand on this: if someone, a protestor, a politician, an average citizen, a law enforcement officer breaks a law, said law should be enforced. So far, the only laws I’ve seen enforced are those favoring the authoritarians. The excuse given by them is, well, the protestors are terrorists. They are insurrectionists and so on. No. That doesn’t wash with me. If you do the crime be prepared to do the time. During this entire pandemic, we’ve seen authoritarians impose all sorts of rules with zero regard to due process. They just “assume” the authority. I say, assuming authority you do not have is, in itself, a crime. If no such law exists, I’m all for adding one to the books and I am no fan of new legislation. I think we’re overregulated as citizens already.

What this showdown is coming to is a battle between the elite authoritarians and citizens. First things first, while I somewhat disdain protests, at least in our nation, they are perfectly legal and protected acts with centuries of historical precedent. What they are not, are acts of terrorism. Neither do they carry even a hint of insurrection. Both of these terms are well-defined and understood. For those who want to play stupid, blocking a bridge, while likely illegal, is not a terrorist act, while blowing up a bridge may be seen as such, if not an act of war. The former is in the realm of civil disobedience. Now let us consider the actions of the authoritarians.

As I stated before, any time anyone in a position of authority enforces a legally enacted law within the scope of that legislation, then they are simply doing what they are charged to do. Such is perfectly acceptable and expected.  Once such a person, or any person who finds themselves in a position of authority begins calling citizens names like “racists” and “terrorists” simply because they do not like the actions of said citizens, once they begin using these terms to justify infringing in the rights of citizens, then the actions of said authoritarians become illegal in and of themselves. This same principle can be applied to all who are holding our own January 6 POWs in despicable and reprehensible conditions, denying not only their rights as citizens but their human rights.

Our Canadian brothers could be facing a similar fate. Now, I’ll grant you, some of those with a far-reaching voice covering a much greater range than my own are charging, speculating even, that these Canadian protestors could essentially be permanently stripped of their very rights as citizens. Indeed, I’ve seen some threats in this realm myself, as in officials stating protesters could lose their license to drive a truck. In other words, their ability to pursue their livelihood.

All of this despite apparently growing support for the protestors across Canada.  Here’s a clue Clouseau Trudeau, if half your nation agrees with the protestors, they are not terrorists. In fact, if nobody agrees with any single protester, s/he is still not a terrorist.

While the truckers’ actions are well in line with long-established historical precedent, Trudeau’s response is nothing less than tyrannical. From his early declaration saying this was just a “fringe” group to calling protesters racist and worse to allowing, if not directing, law enforcement and others to thwart the protesters by any means necessary. Where will it end?

Just now I viewed a video update on the latest happenings. (It was released less than an hour before I saw it.) They addressed the false flag “confiscation” of illegal weapons reported all over the media yesterday.  It was pointed out the pictures of the weapons cache were taken, not where they were allegedly “found” but rather were put on display. Also noted, there was no mention of any search warrants or any other legal procedures. They say arrests were made but I’ve yet to hear anyone named. The most compelling point leading be to believe the truckers had nothing to do with these weapons is their reaction. They are shutting down the protest at this location. They’ve vowed to remain peaceful and even cheered law enforcement, inviting them to dine with them. Absolutely graceful. Then they prayed. You tell me… are these the actions of violent people?

On another note on the video, they showed where law enforcement went all out to disable excavators brought to the site. They cut battery cables, solenoid wires as well as several other things to make it very hard to use this equipment. Then they admitted they did it! Law enforcement said they didn’t want the equipment to be used to cause damage. This is vandalism at the very least. Criminal mischief?  I don’t know. I’m no lawyer, but I’d sure like to see where these “public servants” got the idea they had some right to destroy private property, which by the way, was ON private property. At one point they’d asked the truckers to move the vehicles so they wouldn’t obscure anyone’s view. The truckers, of course, politely complied. This is the thanks they get.

From everything I’ve seen these truckers are upstanding citizens vowing to proceed peaceably and honorably. Yet they are treated as if they were criminals. No, strike that, criminals get better treatment.

What will this mean for the rest of us if Trudeau manages to squash these citizens? Will this encourage other tyrants to hammer down on anyone who dares to question or complain? Certainly this is their desire. We cannot allow this to happen. To allow it is to foment more tyranny and if you think it cannot happen in these United States, think again.

To quote the current White House pResident… “our patience is wearing thin”. WE will not tolerate violence. We will not stand idly aside while the authoritarians trample over citizens and our God-given rights.  However, there is a silver lining in all of this.

As the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the true nature of the authoritarians, just as our eyes have been opened as to what goes on behind closed classroom doors, citizens are now beginning to clearly see just how devious and underhanded the controllers are. We now know what happens when citizens do not bow to their commands. If we are not horrified and yes, somewhat daunted, at the task before us where we can now come to grips with all that needs to be dismantled then we have not learned our lesson.

The key issue is here decentralization. Our nation was founded on the principle of a limited central government with the bulk of the duties and responsibilities falling on local and then state governments. For too long we citizens have sloughed off our responsibilities. We’ve handed them over to the care and feeding of state and federal government. It’s time to do our duty as citizens. We need to stop whining about “them”, step up and take charge of our representatives as self-governing  citizens of a Constitutional Republic.

Guess Who’s Watching and… I’m a Terrorist!

If you’re one of the two regular occasional readers of this blog you might get this, for anyone else who happens to stumble upon this post you may not. If I can count on anyone it is somebody paid by a three-letter agency and they’re good. I’m pretty sure they keep tabs on me using stealth because, well it’s about as isolated as an outpost you can get. Still…

It wasn’t long after I posted my plan to support a U.S. Freedom Convoy by encouraging citizens to show up at our respective county seats when, shazaaam! all of a sudden mandates started being removed. Now I can sense what you’re thinking… it wasn’t my post, it was the general swelling up of support for the very idea. Okay, I get it. Can I have my fantasy back now?

Fact is, I don’t care. It matters not at all how we take our nation back as long as we do it effectively and peacefully. That brings me to the terrorist part. As I reported earlier, and now it’s all over the news, Homeland Security is warning against those of us who DARE disagree with the official government talking points. Yeah, well, bite me. Yes, I’m speaking to YOU, Mayorkas (or is that Mydorkass? I get mixed up.) You know damn well what I’ve advocated all along. I see no need for “protests”, much less violence.

We are self-governing citizens  who elect representatives and those representatives are responsible for people like you. All we need to is hold those we choose to represent us accountable. Granted we’ve done a lousy job so far. The bottom line, dude, is we ARE the government, so the whole idea of promulgating some sort of “insurrection” or “revolution” is ridiculous. We already have the best possible framework in place. All we need to do is remove a bunch of top-heavy crap that’s built up and around it and make a few adjustments. It won’t hurt… me, though, if I had my way, a lot of current government employees will find themselves downsized.

Much like that article I posted yesterday, citizens are starting to look around and realizing we need to shed some fat, a lot of fat. Most of this excess, if not all of it is a direct result of centering things around the nation’s capitol. Decentralization is the key. For instance, one congressman touted this bill introduced mandating (there’s that word again) schools teach students in person.

My first thought was of the plight of us rural parents whose only choice would be to either homeschool the old-fashioned way or send our kids to a county school. Some of these kids spend almost as much time on a bus as they do in the classroom. There was a growing trend for private companies to  provide distance elementary and secondary education as an alternative to traditional homeshooling. This legislation would end that. Then I got thinkin’.

The feds actually have no business in education. None. Nowhere in our founding document makes room for this. In fact, if you dig into our history a bit, you’ll find early citizens were far more educated at home than they are today. Now some may argue these were the rich landowners of the day and that may be partly or even entirely true, but they did not have the resources available these days either. Bottom line… get out feds. Just leave.

Thus far I see more and more of rumblings for a Freedom Convoy here in the states. Homeland is bent on shutting it down before it starts. They may succeed but they will have a much harder time batting down the spirit of us citizens who are determined to reclaim our rightful place in our nation.

Stuff that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

It’s Time to Take a Stand…

This from Gateway Pundit…

Homeland Security declared a “heightened terrorism threat”.  The text of Homeland Security’s latest manifesto is below.

The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. While the conditions underlying the heightened threat landscape have not significantly changed over the last year, the convergence of the following factors has increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the threat environment:    

(1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions;

(2) continued calls for violence directed at U.S. critical infrastructure; soft targets and mass gatherings; faith-based institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and mosques; institutions of higher education; racial and religious minorities; government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement and the military; the media; and perceived ideological opponents; and

(3) calls by foreign terrorist organizations for attacks on the United States based on recent events.

I’ve got just one question for starters… exactly who determines what is considered a “false or misleading narrative” and what standard do they use?

The fact is our government doesn’t need anyone to sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions – they are doing just fine on their own.

If I didn’t know better, I’d think DHS has been reading this blog and they are scared shitless that We the People will actually turn out and show up at our respective county seats in support of the U.S. Freedom Convoy. What terrifies them is not that they expect violence. Quite the contrary, they know we are peaceful, unlike their Antifa and BLM minions. Nothing terrifies them more than the realization that we know WE are in charge. Our Constitutional Republic is designed to be decentralized and run from the bottom up. The last thing they want is to have the tables turned on them and that is exactly what a county by county show of strength and resolve would accomplish.

We don’t need violence. We do not need to protest. We do not need to shout. The quite but firm voices of tens of millions of citizens can be heard all across the nation. This is our nation and it is high time the usurpers, the authoritarians understood this.

Granted, there is a whole lot more going on in this nation than just the rantings in this little blog covers. In fact, I’m in a constant state of wonderous amazement on how many are grasping the principles of our republic. Quite certainly 99.9999% of this would occur if this blog never existed. Even so, I’m glad to be a part of it. This is an exciting time in our nation’s history. We are at a turning point and I firmly believe WE the People can embrace the principles our nation was founded on and become the Constitutional Republic as it was always meant to be.

 

More on the Freedom Convoy and Go F Me

It appears the smoke has cleared and Go F Me is refunding all who contributed to the Freedom Convoy after backing off their decision to distribute the funds to those they deemed “worthy”.  I’m sure the growing number of State Attorney Generals investigating them for fraud or Senator Ted Cruz imploring the FTC to dig into their pile of dung hand nothing to do with it. I’m still wondering if those who donated have cause for a viable class action suit for breech of contract, among other things. (I’m no lawyer so someone else can take that gig.) But it was the official response from one jackass in “authority” who yanked my chain.

The chief of the Ottawa police had the audacity to call the Freedom Convoy a “nationwide insurrection”.  Seriously. I heard it not once but his words were at least three times. For tickles and grins, search Grrgle for  “nationwide insurrection”. I came up with “news” article after article repeating this nonsense. Some of them declaring “U. S. closely tied to nationwide insurrection in Canada.”

AlJazeera was one of them.  I clicked on their article because it looked like they might actually quote the chief. Nope.

In an emergency meeting on Saturday with Ottawa officials, Police Chief Peter Sloly complained that he lacked the resources to end what he called a “siege”, and asked for reinforcements.

Propaganda site after propaganda site picked up the phrase and are repeating it ad infinitum. Take my word for it, if we citizens here in the US show any support for the Canadian truckers our own Freedom Convoy, they will happily slap that label on us too. I can’t wait.

If you read my previous post, you know I’m advocating a nationwide show of support at our respective county seats. I have no idea if this idea will take off but if it does it would stun the pseudo “powers that be”. WE are the true power and authority here and it is high time we made sure they know it.