If you’ve never heard of the “Office of Misconduct”, apparently it’s a soulless specter, secluded deep in the Second Estate, bleeding cash in the tunneled vault of buried virtue and blinded oversight. The fact U.S. Congressmen funneled 17 million dollars of taxpayer money to silence the victims of sexual harassment and/or assault is as morally reprehensible as it is unforgivable. It’s hard to proclaim yourself a champion of women’s rights, basic human empathy, when you’re violating someone’s wife, sister or daughter for your own sadistic pleasure and reducing their suffering to a privileged form of unsolicited prostitution. I don’t care whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, those responsible for the creation of this criminal reserve – including every member who used it to conceal their crimes – should be removed from office and forced to pay full restitution. Honestly, for how many years have the people been fleeced and shielded from the true depths of the establishment’s depravity? Washington has become little more than a polarized cesspool of perversion and corruption; a psychological disease masquerading as its own sociological cure. While sick degenerates violate nearly every Constitutional ethic of public trust, America is drowning beneath a tidal wave of dysfunction, deceit, and mindless self-indulgence. When will “We the People”, those second citizens tired of the federal aristocracy’s incessant schemes and cavalier betrayal, tear the entire corrupt temple down?
The moment news broke revealing the recently finalized Keystone Pipeline had ruptured, I immediately suspected sabotage from leftist militants; those endlessly plotting malcontents who deemed its creation a disaster waiting to happen. Alas, and right on cue, reports are now surfacing it was a deliberate attack on America’s infrastructure and economic sovereignty. Funny how those claiming to care so much about our environment and the delicate balance of our ecosystems – yes, the same hypocrites who shamelessly polluted the North Dakota countryside with garbage and diseased waste while busing in paid protesters – are willing to spill thousands of gallons of crude oil just to preserve their false narrative concerning fossil fuels and multinational commercialism. However, because these vital resources naturally come from the Earth, let us be thankful this act of domestic terrorism didn’t occur in our oceans or waterways. It appears state and federal authorities will have to find a more suitable means to better protect the thousands of miles of unguarded pipeline, and in the process, the safety of the American people.
“That pipeline was inspected less than a year ago and we’re supposed to believe that more than a dozen bolts gave away to corrosion in that amount of time? The hardware used on those pipelines is galvanized and painted with rust treatment twice a year. This was no accident.”
~THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS
Note to Lavar Ball…
It is not uncommon for perpetrators to spend 5 or even 10 years in Chinese prisons for crimes that would normally constitute misdemeanors in the United States. Not only are their communist courts notoriously hostile towards foreigners and love to make examples of smug Americans who knowingly break their laws, many suspects are deprived due process and adequate representation; let alone ever granted a jury of their “peers”. It’s not a matter of lavishing President Trump with undue praise but instead showing a little damn appreciation for the fact that your spoiled son who drives a $250,000 Ferrari wasn’t left to rot in a diseased cell while awaiting trial with two other players for shoplifting from three stores; most notably, a pair of designer sunglasses any self-respecting teenager could afford with a minimum wage job. Your predisposed hatred of the President’s selfless gesture by no means pardons your reckless ignorance and juvenile need for national attention. Apparently “Big Ballers” lack the necessary skill set to realize convicts wash their prison blues below the rim.
Maybe I’m just an old fashioned prude but I’m saddened by the skyrocketing number of female teachers – many of whom are younger newlyweds – now caught sexting, sending explicit pictures or engaging in sexual relationships with their students. And while I’m sure many will say their male targets were hardly unwilling “victims”, imagine the consequences if the perpetrator was a grown man who seduced, harassed or slept with your teenage daughter or grandchild? Not only is there an obvious double standard in terms of outrage and sometimes punishment, this type of deviant behavior is further proof of society’s steep moral decline and obsession with indulging our most intimate sexual desires and fantasies at any cost; i.e., “living life to the fullest” because sex between two legal adults, God forbid a couple, is not near extreme enough to satisfy today’s twisted requirements of acceptable gratification.
Once a upon a time, women were the gold standard of moral etiquette; both in terms of expectation and reciprocation. Their personal expectations of men were not dependent upon objectifying themselves for meaningless attention or reducing their self worth to the size of an unsolicited appendage. While our parents and grandparents primarily endeavored to raise respectful, well adjusted children, a disturbing number of contemporary “adults” are content spending countless hours creating crude quips or sharing explicit photos of themselves on social media simply to garner the maximum number of likes or retweets. Not surprisingly, the record number of divorces and single parent households are a direct reflection of what we value in a partner, or better yet, ourselves. Lasting commitment, dare I say love, isn’t a beer commercial where two fashionably dressed models toast to the ‘good life’ and dance on New York City rooftops until 5 am without ever getting hungover, angry or jealous. It involves work, sacrifice, and yes, even the inevitability of disappointment. Despite the inherent challenges of human relations, such heartfelt appreciation for another also offers a level of reward, personal satisfaction, that no one night stand or insatiable fetish can rival. More profoundly, it serves as an endearing example that happiness – a romantic note hidden in your pocket, a kiss on the forehead during a long embrace, a hand to hold when hope seems spent – is the greatest, enduring pleasure of all.
No, I’m not suggesting you can’t tell a dirty joke, dress a bit risque for a night on the town or unapologetically love sex; passion is natural, healthy, and at its zenith when an extension of our true feelings for someone we truly care about. Furthermore, it is of little consequence whether or not people approve of what happens between two consenting adults in the privacy of their own bedroom. However, how can we empower and teach healthy behaviors to our youth – those impressionable minds already inundated with internet pornography, gender-bender pansexuality and raunchy pop culture before they even go on their first date – when modernity’s Tinder mentality teaches kids they need only be concerned with getting off or getting laid; exploits far too many parents and community mentors are still recklessly pursuing because narcissism, vanity and mindless hedonism are the new American Dream? Unless fathers and mothers are appalled at the idea of our daughters being viewed as nothing more than a disposable “piece of ass” – young women actually believing it’s their greatest asset to command “respect”, let alone a worthy spouse – our classrooms and workplaces will continue to serve as fertile playgrounds for sexual predators everywhere. You cannot raise expectation, universal empathy, by consciously lowering the bar of basic decency without regret. The longer our communities feed these destructive attitudes, the closer Hollywood hedonism comes to accurately portraying the depravity destroying our own homes and families.
If you have any doubts to the depraved depths progressives want to submerge America, look no further than the once Golden Republic of California. Inundated with 1.3 trillion in debt despite possessing the highest sales tax and marginal income tax rates in the U.S., California is now attempting to borrow from itself to pay outstanding retirement pensions. Why? When counties and cities continuously offer exorbitant employee benefit packages – the over 20,000 residents currently collecting 6 figure pensions – while the taxable revenues/disposable incomes of private businesses and corporations are fleeing suffocating regulations in record numbers, somebody’s trying to eat Prime Rib on a McRib budget. The dichotomy between rich and poor could not be more evident than the 34% of 39 million residents, over one-fourth of all Americans on welfare, attempting to float across the rising river of public assistance without ever reaching a recognizable state of self-sufficiency. Not to pour salt into insolvency or double dip those $15 minimum wage fries waving in the Western horizon, but Illegal aliens and their dependents cost Californians $25.3 billion per year according to FAIR’s 2017 report: The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on California Taxpayers. The state’s 3 million illegal immigrants and their 1.1 million US–born children cost the average California household — headed by a U.S. citizen — $2,370 annually. And what special allowances have been granted to those struggling, natural born families who pay must foot the bill of the Democratic Party’s foreign voter adoption and affirmative action estate? Mind your white privilege; even if you’re not white, live paycheck-to-paycheck and still can’t afford to rent a cupboard in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights.
Enough about redistribution and devaluing a sentient being’s “worth”. Let’s talk about how California residents can now knowingly infect another person with HIV without informing their partner of their status, but state workers (including teachers and social workers) can be fined or even jailed for using the incorrect “gender” pronouns. In some educational institutions where gender-queer conditioning of elementary kids has become mandatory conditioning masked as sensitivity cognition, grade school students themselves can be reprimanded for not indulging their peers’ non-binary, role playing fantasies. In other words, ignore your genitals and reject your biological birth, liberate hate by wearing a dress, because little is more abnormal than just letting kids be kids without the inherited baggage of “sex” obsessed malcontents. But never fear, calling for the assassination of the President, beating peaceful pedestrians expressing political dissent or slandering any patriotic Republican as a Nazi bigot, is both commonplace, if not admirable, on enlightened college campuses and now in the “non-discriminatory” workplace.
Not to invoke the irony of future mugged constituents, California lawmakers recently passed Proposition 57 mandating early release for all “non-violent” criminals”. And what exactly constitutes a non-violent crime worthy of such leniency? Oh, just the rape of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving sex acts with minors, and assault with a deadly weapon. And here I thought legalizing child prostitution was but another attempt to normalize pedophilia among Hollywood benefactors lecturing Middle America about equality and tolerance. Once you breech and discredit one ethical boundary – those societal foundations of gender, family, faith and love of country – people will literally defend the most senseless, soulless acts for their existence is defined by limitless pleasure, perceived entitlement and a glaring inability to think for themselves. “Progress” isn’t derived by forcing people to handicap their success, bake a sacrilegious cake to the extortion of financial ruin or purposely exposing innocent children to perverse Gay Pride parades and profane feminist rallies. Progress is realizing living the lifestyle of your choice, the literal sanctity between right and wrong, should never require confiscating the rights and dignity of others solely to validate/advertise one’s bombastic beliefs.
With such inane reasoning masquerading as good government, it is of little surprise Governor Jerry Brown declared our immigration laws moot by further investing in sanctuary cities and attempting to obstruct ICE officials from apprehending known fugitives. When you’re more distraught over the safety and so-called rights of non-citizens than the death of a 32 year-old woman murdered by a man deported 5 times, prudence and justice are antithetical anomalies. Not only are California illegals now eligible for driver’s licenses, they can legally vote in an election if they are officially registered to vote. And what does it take to register to vote in the great state of California? A driver’s license and a personal guarantee you’re a citizen. Yes, you heard me correctly, the legitimacy of our elections, the survival of our 241 year-old republic, is now based entirely on the honor system; or if you prefer perspective over subjective bliss, foreign invaders who consciously broke our laws without a hint of regret, only to be congratulated with a complimentary door prize, the honorary American oppressed immigrant mindset, of leftist socio-economic contempt.
I take umbrage with any self-respecting American, God forbid elected civil servant, who is completely indifferent to the estimated 3 million unlawful votes cast in 2016 simply because they believe small town America values and the electoral college should acquiesce to the moral degradation and militant activism of urban epicenters like San Francisco, Los Angeles or Chicago. Considering California alone accounted for over 10% of Hillary Clinton’s final vote total, a 3.4 million difference that exceeded her 2.86 million final popular vote lead, I’m confused as to how those Donald Trump supporters representing over 90% of American territory – or precisely 3,084 counties of all 3,141 U.S. counties – should take a knee with Colin Kaepernick to empower a regressive state that dismisses the rule of law, mocks rural America and remains visibly contentious towards any concept of electoral sovereignty.
There’s also another term for those politicians who willingly subvert the immigration process and disregard our voting statutes to their personal and civic benefit? It’s called sedition, dereliction of duty, treason. If I may, when did defiant trespassers become “Dreamers” and doorbells a humanitarian crisis? Have millions of aspiring Americans from across the globe, for well over a century, not honored the afforded requirements for securing the privilege of becoming a U.S. citizen? Conspiring to invalidate prescribed protocols ratified to ensure legal and orderly naturalization – those measures explicitly enacted to protect America’s citizens and welfare – makes about as much sense as giving convicted felons the right to vote because of “felon disenfranchisement”; i.e., the admitted hearsay of political opportunists salivating over the fact 60% of released California convicts are minorities who deserve the opportunity to vote Democrat.
The same bureaucratic terrorists who forced 53 dairy farmers to go bankrupt and/or relocate to saner pastures due to absurd regulations on cow flatulence are somehow entirely satisfied with the unsubstantiated word of an undocumented, unvetted immigrant. Surprised? Not unless logic and liberalism share a nonflammable unitard. And while peace activists remain adamant U.S. citizens must undergo extensive background checks to exercise their constitutionally affirmed right to bear arms – naturally excluding those potential militants illegally entering a sovereign country in a post 9/11 world – their unflinching “non-partisan concern” for human life magically ceases at the recognized borders of radical agents like Iran and North Korea; inhumane, totalitarian regimes that globalists duplicitously believe possess an inalienable right to develop nuclear weapons despite vowing daily to destroy Western Civilization. So what’s the common denominator? Rampant, unabridged, unapologetic anti-Americanism.
When voting is no longer our most sacred duty and the integrity of our elections becomes a racist endeavor, as denoted by California’s refusal to investigate massive vote fraud uncovered in November, America becomes a second class citizen unable to defend itself in its own home due to fear of “offending” the same guests who would outlaw our flag, silence free speech and ban the national anthem if given only a fleeting chance. In essence, any policy that strengthens or reaffirms America’s independence, influence and economic vitality is an affront to the liberal narrative America must surrender its identity and founding Constitutional charter for being an evil empire built upon greed and White supremacy. Or in historically accurate terms, a superior culture displacing an ethnocentric population which supplanted other nomadic societies via the auspices of war, commerce, adaptability and/or technological superiority. Whereas California and New York are hopelessly lost to the left’s orchestrated demographic coup d’etat and ideological conditioning of their respective populaces, states like Virginia, Colorado, and Michigan are not far behind.
Regardless of one’s political persuasion, you don’t have to be a historian or even watch the History channel to understand America was erected as a free republic for a moral, self-sufficient people acutely aware of the triggers of tyranny, poverty and religious persecution. Individual liberty, limited government, transparency and accountability were never optional amenities on an academic drug trip to worship the Lenin statue in Marxist Seattle. These autonomous attributes represented conceptual necessities whose only negotiable features were the exact method and expected integrity of implementation.
Unfortunately for the idyllic state of California, squatting on the world’s sixth largest economy and boasting vast untapped natural resources, its propensity for dysfunction and waste is only superseded by its systemic rejection of America itself. Whenever West Coast socialists are not charging working families and commercial transportation the highest fuel taxes in the nation, environmental terrorists who cannot differentiate between ecology and political alarmism are manufacturing water shortages and sparking unnatural disasters with pseudo-scientific regularity. Fixing the error of your naive ways is near impossible when rogue political fantasy displaces sound judgement and the Constitutional authority of your native country. How else can controlled thinning of excessive forestation designed to reduce the risk of uncontrollable wildfires, similar to the recent devastation which devoured 9,000 homes/buildings and 250,000 acres of habitat, be equated to “clear cutting” or raping the land?
It is also of little surprise California elitists, aka doomsday legislators seeking another excuse to tax common sense, believe Global Warming is not a natural, cyclical occurrence predominantly caused by solar fluctuations and the temperature of the Earth’s core. Never mind Antarctic ice levels are far greater than 30 years ago and New York is not submerged beneath Al Gore’s “unnatural science” grade point average, if you believe a .03 reduction goal in global temperatures in a century’s time at an eventual loss of 2.5 trillion in annual GDP is a winning strategy, than counting cow farts and banning combustible engine cars by 2040 is your golden ticket to getting assaulted on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for reading 1984 without a permit. But never fret, Sacramento City Council approved a motion to pay gang members for the conscious decision not to kill one another; or in layman’s terms, obey the law and stay in school. And to think millions of decent, hard working Americans are ineligible because of their offensive civilized “privilege”.
Although it’s mathematically impossible to pinpoint exactly what alternative universe California Democrats reside, our Forefathers would have called for a second armed revolution long ago. No, Really! Whether or not progressives approve of President Trump is a moot point if their own policies and authoritative abuse do not adhere to the prescribed constitutional checks of adopted statehood. Likewise, embodying the fight for state sovereignty by no means justifies endeavoring to become like those impoverished, inept nations your exploding illegal immigrant population is instinctively fleeing. It’s hard to fathom how the once “Go West” mantra of American pioneers that catapulted California into an unprecedented wave of prosperity, proud nationalism and a vibrant centrifuge for diversity, has dissolved into an immoral state of cultural Marxism that believes government is god, gender is a fluid state of mind, exploitation a form of education, and patriotism an unjust form of racial oppression.
It is obviously no secret the once predominantly “Red” stomping grounds of Ronald Wilson Reagan has been turned bright blue by an unprecedented wave of immigration and indoctrinated anti-Americanism. That was and always has been the goal of the radical statist quo. Where this nation was forged as a beacon of hope and opportunity for millions of law-abiding aspiring citizens seeking a better life, California has descended into counter-intuitive cesspool that preaches victimization over accountability, reverse discrimination over equality, intolerance over intellectual diversity. No matter how pure your intentions or how strong your faith in the nature of human volition, you cannot coexist with partisans so obsessed with maintaining political supremacy they would gladly surrender their own country to those who tirelessly seek our demise or break any rule to control our lives out of some misplaced sense of social justice that gives no such credence to their own failures and hypocrisy; most, notably, those corrupt, foreign governments globalists so foolishly favor to the liquidation of civility and the downfall of mankind. In its most celebrated form, modern progressivism is a communicable virus that consumes every last crumb of logic, vitality, identity, accountability and unity from the American frontier.
While no American wants to witness the secession of California, or more profoundly the dissection of America’s legacy and the abandonment of our fellow right-minded countrymen who represent the powerless minority, how long can you spare a cancerous appendage before it spreads, poisons your soul and ultimately takes your life? Will apathy reclaim our revisionist classrooms or assuage the sponsored anarchist war on police and freedom of speech? Once again, the left’s goal is not to coexist under the ideological umbrella that was and is America. Their unrelenting mission is to whitewash history, ensure conformity and redefine America by eradicating all borders, natural human distinctions – symbiotic gender roles and the family paradigm – so the concepts of liberty, individual achievement and morality quickly become outdated manifestations that can no longer threaten the secular supremacy of a progressive state. The systemic decay of California is as much a symbol of our failure as a society, as it is a dire warning to every governor and undaunted patriot that still believes God is the liberty of salvation, character does not fear consequence, and raising respectful, responsible children is by far our greatest contribution to humanity; that indomitable virtue of a free nation born from the bounty of a Judeo-Christian seed but distinctly American creed. If this transcendent republic has any chance to coalesce and preserve the timeless wisdom of a handful of visionaries marked for death by the tyranny of a crown’s crest, I believe hope resides in the heartland of an industrious people – a convened Convention of States faithful to independence and the merits of intelligent debate – still rightfully proud of their heritage and ever cognizant of the evil contempt and complacency breed.
The American soldier is the backbone of our liberties; the rock upon which tyranny must break. Without their sacrifice, their unwavering commitment to this nation and the ideals it espouses, this republic not only would have fallen but its beacon of hope would have been extinguished long ago beneath the smoke-ridden battlefields of Lexington, Bunker Hill, or Yorktown. Tragically, despite the fact millions of Americans bask in the opportunity and affluence of their God-given rights, those procured by the unassuming few, the sacrifices and struggles of our veterans too often go unappreciated or unnoticed; especially by those with the most blessings or disagreeable political beliefs. Many needlessly suffer from debilitating physical injuries or undiagnosed mental illness, countless are unable to find work or sufficiently provide for their families who faithfully endured sleepless nights, and a disturbing number of our veterans – roughly 40,000 without shelter and an estimated 300,000 lacking adequate food – roam the littered streets of modern apathy without proper healthcare or even the faintest gesture of concern. And yes, there are those forsaken souls who commit suicide, one veteran nearly every hour of every day, to escape a hell most ordinary citizens could scarcely conceive.
The next time you stand in line for the newest technological marvel, complain about traffic or the everyday contrivances of modern inconvenience, remember that these brave men and women represent the forgotten, the nameless, the silhouette of bravery manning the gates of freedom; the billowing breath standing steadfast in the darkest corners of the world so that America, war’s widowed children, may peacefully slumber beneath the unfurled dawn of liberty’s light. Duty, valor, honor, God, country? These are not commercial taglines left to bleed off a bumper sticker or fade from a politician’s neglected promise. They are the timeless values, the intrinsic calling, the undying creed of United States veterans; those fathers and friends, brothers and brethren, who proudly served so the huddled masses may continue to breathe. Veteran’s Day is not just another day of empty revelry and convenient celebration. It’s our unbridled privilege, our inherent obligation as free men and women, to stand beside those heroes who restored our faith in humanity. It is our nonnegotiable responsibility to thank our veterans, not on any singular occasion or nationally ordained day of recognition, but to seek out those who have fallen into the callous cracks of society’s indifference and restore their faith in America. It is our sacred duty to honor theirs, now and forever!
If you love a bad rerun amidst an endless saga of orchestrated and entirely predictable character assassinations, welcome to America. In yet another highly questionable crusade to crucify yet another Republican candidate in hopes of achieving their goal of recapturing Congress – i.e., fabricating public hysteria in hopes of forcing an immediate resignation without a hint of proof or due process – it appears the Democratic party is forgetting one, all too ominous detail. By some misplaced crumb of cosmic justice, Judge Roy Moore’s accuser Debbie Gibson worked for the DNC as a sign language interpreter….most notably, during campaign rallies for both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. While some will claim this discovery is mere coincidence and therefore inconsequential, I’m guessing the fact she’s actively campaigning for Judge Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones, is anything but. Although I abhor any man who sexually harasses and/or assaults a woman, regardless of one’s political affiliation or beliefs, I’m hesitant to unconditionally believe a Democratic operative who waited 40 years and one month before an election to publicly name her abuser, dare I say frame, her sacrificial lamb of choice.
As we all know too well, the three major news networks rolled out nearly a dozen crying wolves in librarian clothes just weeks before the 2016 election – from beauty pageant contestants to former participants on his show Celebrity Apprentice – after aggressively soliciting any female from Donald Trump’s past who had a grudge to itch or could somehow twist any perceived slight, perhaps a humorous casual remark, into the most tenuous allegation of rape or sexual misconduct. Of course, by yet another completely innocuous and coincidental twist of fate, nearly all of these so-called traumatized women were represented by the famed feminist instigator, attorney Gloria Allred, and not a single “victim” sought charges if only to obtain a quick payday from a known celebrity billionaire. Not only did any of these women offer a shred of evidence, a leaked DNC email acknowledged that all sexual allegations should move forward because Trump’s campaign had yet to become “litigious”. Once the damage is done, whether such claims prove fatal or fruitless, the perpetrators of these ploys are overwhelmingly unphased and unrepentant even when their assertions are unequivocally debunked.
Unless you’ve been living on Fantasy Island and are completely unfamiliar with the Spanish inquisition of Herman Cain, the left’s Marxist manifesto begins with falsely accusing a high profile, Republican male with sexual impropriety and immediately initiating an avalanche of accusatory media coverage to secure a conviction in the kangaroo court of public opinion. In other words, every political threat to the progressive agenda must be successfully neutralized by being depicted as sexist, a womanizer, a racist or any combination of the three. The only thing I detest more than pathological liars are establishment charlatans like Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain and Mitt Romney joining the foaming lynch mob to conveniently dispose of an “America First” conservative they disapprove of regardless. The most dangerous party of a conspiracy isn’t the jaded accomplice willing to shake the tree of public perception, it’s almost always the striking snake lurking beneath the grassy knoll.
That is correct, snide celebrities, prayers alone are not enough to prevent future tragedies similar to the senseless massacre at Sutherland Springs. And yet despite your successful attempts at unabashed blasphemy, your greater contempt for the Second Amendment than the corrupted soul denied a gun permit – the same bitter atheist who viciously targeted the faith of vulnerable innocents – blinds your arrogance to the most self-evident hypocrisy of all. America needs far less glorified depravity and far more armed, law-abiding, Christian citizens ever cognizant of the cultural hostility Hollywood intentionally breeds with its libertine lifestyle and obnoxious propaganda…i.e., your condescending politics of perverse hate. If God is truly a figment of our naive imagination, the greatest trick moral relativists ever played was convincing the countless victims of rape, child abuse and murder that Satan by no means exists
Unlike the Box Office and Billboard charts, the Ten Commandments are invaluable virtues that reward humility, instill respect and embody love. Our Heavenly Father does not stop bullets in our sacred halls of worship to satisfy the facetious validation of scornful nonbelievers. He steadies the hand of malice, eases the burden of discontent, by granting humanity one indelible bridge to eternal life: choice…that conscious crux of a meaningful existence born from consequence. Within the divine gift of free will lies our salvation for the Kingdom of God cannot be displaced or destroyed by any earthly pleasure, political measure or wielded weapon of mankind. It resides in the weeping hearts of penitent men and women who seek forgiveness from sin, wealth from wisdom and the courage to defeat evil amidst the despair of human strife. The Holy Scriptures do not abandon the shepherd amidst the wolves to be hopelessly conflicted and thus powerless to protect his flock. The Almighty commands his followers to carry the lamb, defend the orphans and oppressed, so mere mortals will no longer terrorize them.
The Gospel is and always shall be the light from which life, liberty and justice portend; our strength of conviction to feed the hungry, shelter the poor, heal the afflicted and free the persecuted from the twisted darkness that will never relinquish its sword. I do not hide behind the Bible and invoke my right to bear arms to incite fear from false accusation or punish rightful dissension. I “cling” to my faith and arm my God-given senses because I choose salvation over suffering, compassion over complicity, by endeavoring to preserve what remaining good still strives to better this world. As long as I draw breath and tend to the welfare of his people, so shall the word of the Lord.
“I am the good shepherd….I will rescue my flock and they shall no longer be prey.” Ezekiel 34:22
As America mourns the horrific aftermath of 26 murdered in cold blood and over 20 seriously injured – in some cases entire families wiped out while gathering in peaceful worship – little is more insulting to their memories and grieving loved ones than eager opportunists once again attempting to blame such calculated carnage on an inanimate object. If guilt is no longer reserved for the actual lawbreaker, a deranged family member and reported Antifa sympathizing atheist seeking mass death to fulfill a personal vendetta, I condemn the systemic moral degradation of our most basic societal values in film, music, video games and television; those mediums which not only desensitize millions of impressionable minds to the actual human toll of violence, but glorify bloodshed, validate vengeance, fantasize about presidential assassinations and mock Christianity as a legitimate and lucrative form of entertainment. And yet how many domestic mass shootings, plotted and carried out by unsuspecting individuals devoid of known criminal enterprises, occurred 50 or even 25 years ago?
Today’s homicidal mentality is a disturbing reminder mass murders skyrocketed under Barack Obama by nearly 300% or roughly a number equal to all mass shootings between 1981 and 2009. But yes, by all means, let’s blame a tool of ignorance and pray the perpetrator is a white Republican to fulfill the left’s unending goal of eradicating the historical necessity of the Second Amendment in lieu of addressing the hostile aftermath of political agitators inciting class, race, gender and religious warfare in nearly every crevice of America solely to achieve a morally bankrupt end; the secular supremacy of progressivism in all phases of our daily lives. When the unsung actions of everyday role models are buried beneath the deafening applause for the false idols of pop culture, our children blinded by the almighty glare and avarice of Hollywood’s golden calf, real heroes who transform countless lives for the better are incessantly lectured by celebrity hedonists, Red Carpet narcissists and aspiring political arsonists.
Unless a gun or any weapon of choice is not equally capable of saving a life and foiling an indeterminate number of crimes – including the armed citizen who courageously stopped Devin Patrick Kelley – what is the intangible difference between the two fates? There is no greater instrument of death than that of ideology, indoctrinated and insatiable hate: albeit Islam, radicalized academia or armed fascist activism. Pretending evil does not exist will no more save us from its wrath than legislation can prevent the infinite triggers of human nature. Changing this insidious course of extreme violence can only be achieved in our homes, classrooms and our eroding community standards of acceptable behavior. Instead of treating the victims of gun violence as political pawns used at the most opportune moments, drowning the underlying causes of such soulless brutality with those fake tears shed by media chameleons for public consumption, let us renew our societal obligation to teach our sons and daughters the value of human life – respecting the law, America, our elders and fellow man – rather than asking the contemporary price of admission to dehumanizing and ending one.
No, Jeff Sessions has not recused himself from investigating Uranium One. Rather, he is personally recusing himself from fulfilling his obligations as Attorney General because he believes prosecuting Hillary is far more trouble than it’s worth. However, does anyone truly believe the perceived struggle or difficulty of conviction would ever deter Democrats from indicting Donald Trump? They’re actually attempting to usurp his authority and impeach him from office with no credible proof other than their insatiable hatred for a continuously disparaged and dehumanized man. When our laws have no teeth, regardless of the inevitable challenges to ensuring justice, checks and balances are but a figment of our imagination. If your campaign themes are “drain the swamp” and “lock her up” to end the systemic corruption crippling Washington, nothing less than your unwavering commitment to prosecuting obvious misconduct will suffice. Until a supposed “untouchable” is made to answer for her documented legacy of “deplorable” actions before the world, nothing will change. In fact, the absence of consequences will merely emboldened a increasingly defiant culture of political extremists who believe the end most certainly justifies the means.
Sayfullo Saipov, the jihadist arrested in NYC for using a rental truck to kill 8 pedestrians on a bike path, was a Uzbekistan immigrant who entered America via the Diversity Visa Program; i.e., the honorable “lottery” system of undeclared intent. And, of course, let us not forget the unreported tidbit of journalistic integrity he was inspired by instructional ISIS propaganda. To add insult to the additional 15 individuals reportedly injured, Saipov was supposedly interviewed and cleared by federal investigators in 2015. Enlighten me again as to why America doesn’t need immediate immigration reform or extreme vetting protocols for the explicit purpose of our safety? When properly investigating or denying potentially radicalized agents from known hostile regions is considered racist, dare I say “xenophobic”, what excuse suffices for the epitaphs of loved ones murdered by Washington’s clear dereliction of duty and obstinate indifference?
Once again, this is not 1800,1900, or even 1984 where America was far more revered by migrants than despised by contentious factions indoctrinated by the incessant conditioning of leftist academia or a globalist press relentlessly demonizing our affluence, influence and founding heritage. There is a vast contingent of anti-American zealots – albeit Islamic supremacists, disgruntled dissidents or professional agitators – who want nothing more than to fatally wound this nation to satisfy their misplaced sense of entitlement, ideological duty, or insatiable lust for the West’s expedited decay. Failing to take every precaution possible in a post 9/11 world, both to protect our citizens and our blessed way of life, is a wanton criminal act of ignorance, if not complicit treason. I find it morally repugnant progressives are far more offended by teaching our children to pledge allegiance to the flag or requiring millionaire athletes with rap sheets to stand for the national anthem, than decrying any detectable manifestation of foreign terrorism, or more profoundly any legitimate attempt to confront its proliferation. Then again, it is no coincidence a majority of terrorist acts and mass murders committed in the U.S. are perpetrated by Muslim extremists and/or hyper-sensitive “humanitarians” triggered by everyday socio-political events.
While I do confess a majority of immigrants are merely pursuing a better life, seeking to partake in the abundant opportunities liberty offers, that does not abstain our elected officials from thoroughly disseminating the countless threats against this nation and preventing as many agents of malevolence as humanly possible from ever crossing our sovereign borders. Yes, I’m perplexed as to why a constitutional republic defined by laws and prescribed privileges of citizenship is obligated to “give terrorism a chance” – i.e., welcome known foreign catalysts of death and destruction – simply because Americans kill Americans. One is an unavoidable circumstance of birth, the inevitability of native crime, the other is choosing to risk further bloodshed by ignoring the fact militant Muslims kill, assault and rape far more natural born Westerns in unprovoked acts of cultural aggression than Islamic visitors slain by American civilians. If 1400 years of unabridged brutality has taught us anything, other than Western Civilization being the sworn infidel of the Muslim faith, it’s that hate is Islam’s undying creed. “Islamophobia” is not a baseless fear of a religion itself, but a rational distrust and united opposition to loved ones needlessly dying at the hands of an unevolved ideology that has never had a formal reformation of its most barbaric practices and antiquated beliefs.
Banning or severely restricting the flow of immigration from certain geographic regions, ideological backgrounds or ethnic populaces is only unjust to those who refuse to recognize the aftermath of historical anonymity, let alone the fact American cultural apologists are intentionally watering the seeds of sedition. Besides, how many Orthodox Russians, Hasidic Jews, Buddhist Asians or impoverished South American families declare “Death to America” on their route to greener pastures? Assimilation, loyalty and tolerance are not optional conveniences, they’re the required price of admission to the civilized world; specifically, our homes, this nation and liberty’s inalienable rights. If America is to remain a transcendent beacon of hope for all people, from all reaches of the globe, then it must be equally defended against those virulent malcontents religiously endeavoring to extinguish her flame.
Because of the damning revelations detailing the Uranium One deal and news of the fake Russian dossier finally coming to public fruition, the “unmasked” left is scrambling to maintain their mass media illusion of Trump colluding with and soliciting Russian interference…that which Hillary has perpetrated for years with both Robert Mueller’s and James Comey’s knowledge and/or involvement. Therefore, it is of little surprise Mr. Mueller has reportedly filed his first official charges being both politicians and pundits have called for his termination due to recent developments. My best guess is Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager who was fired and replaced with Kellyanne Conway, will be indicted for providing conflicting testimony and legal infractions regarding his business dealings while lobbying for the Ukraine in 2014. Beyond that, any possible charges implicating the President, his family or any of his cabinet would be a malicious abuse of power and obvious political stunt to salvage a rapidly sinking ship. The fact Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch and James Comey have not been indicted for a slew of conflicts of interests, orchestrated leaks and repeated instances of collusion, is a crime in itself. What started out as a media induced hoax, a baseless investigation into alleged election fraud, quickly transformed into a partisan witch hunt for any conceivable crumb of wrongdoing capable of toppling a man Democrats want to unilaterally impeach for simply existing.
When yesterday’s definition of treasonous collusion becomes today’s interpretational alibi, or “opposition research”, prison somehow requires a convict’s consent. Any response to these disturbing events other than an immediate investigation into Uranium One, the fake Russian Dossier paid for by the DNC/Clinton operatives and fraudulently delivered by John McCain to the FBI, and the first ever ordered wiretapping of a presidential candidate and his campaign staff – an egregious action which presented the fake dossier as justification and continued even after his successful election – is a clear and present danger to the very concept of law and order and the absolute necessity of Constitutional checks and balances. The progressive establishment is not interested in justice or even necessarily concerned whether convictions are obtainable. Their overriding goal is to monopolize the national headlines by maintaining the false public appearance of scandal. The mere suggestion and political stigma of criminality is often far more powerful than the finality of any discernible truth. If the people’s voices ever needed to rise above the corrupt status quo, our moral convictions and demand for universal accountability in all facets of our government, that time is now.
***Just to clarify some misconceptions claiming the Washington Free Beacon, and not Hillary, was responsible for the fake Russian dossier.
Paul Singer, owner of the Washington Free Beacon and an open borders establishment Republican who gave freely to John McCain, was the original funding source for Fusion GPS’s research against Donald Trump. However, Fusion GPS’s research was later funded/continued by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which was directly responsible for the creation of the now-infamous fake Russian dossier; a document fabricated by former British intelligence, Christopher Steele, and eventually leaked to the FBI by Senator McCain. Shortly thereafter, a British publicist set up the well publicized meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer under the false pretenses she had damning information on Hillary. Yes, it was all an elaborate set-up from the very beginning with the explicit intent of manufacturing the perception of foreign collusion and solicited election interference.
Why did Hillary really lose the presidency? Because she is forever synonymous with scandal!
1) Russian Uranium One scandal – with Barack Obama’s consent, the knowledge of the Department of Justice and the involvement of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Hillary sold 20% of U.S. Uranium rights for a total of $145 million in donations made to the Clinton Foundation by Uranium One stockholders. Russian influence/dollars were also used to incite civil and racial discord across America for political gain.
2) Clinton Foundation – Established in 1997, the Clintons’ “non-profit” charity morphed into a political slush fund for Hillary’s political aspirations by funneling “tax free” campaign donations from wealthy investors, corporations and foreign governments.
3) Haiti Relief Ripoff – The Clinton Foundation siphoned millions in public donations collected for Hurricane survivors – administration costs, insider or defaulted reconstruction contracts, pocketing the difference for overpaid supplies – to subsidize her political aspirations and personal expenses such as her daughter’s lavish wedding; as confirmed by emails between John Podesta and former Clinton aide Doug Band.
4) Pay-to-Play – As Secretary of State, Hillary solicited donations from foreign donors/governments/organizations – Abu Dhabi, the Muslim Brotherhood, Uranium One – in exchange for current and/or future political favors: staff appointments, access to resources and favorable foreign policy decisions.
5) Benghazi – Despite repeated requests for additional security due to an increased terror threat at the US Embassy in Libya, including direct communications from then Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Hillary Clinton failed to properly act or notify the Pentagon. Furthermore, her failure to promptly respond after confirmation of an attack was underway, essentially abandoning staff and security personnel for the duration of the 7 hour attack, culminated in the deaths of 4 American citizens. In response to repeated questions lamenting the senseless loss of life due to her indifference and clear negligence, she angrily snapped, “What Difference Does It Make” to members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
6) Established an unauthorized private server to engage in government related communications and illegally transmit classified information. Roughly 33,000 emails and all relevant electronic devices were destroyed in an attempt to conceal her “innocence”.
7) Russia, Russia, Russia – Hillary Clinton knowingly broke campaign finance laws by secretly hiring DC research firm Fusion GPS to fabricate ties between Donald Trump and Russian operatives. The fake dossier was later given to the FBI by Senator McCain, which was also used to obtain FISA surveillance warrants under false pretenses. Media hysteria and Democratic outrage triggered a criminal investigation headed by former FBI Chief Robert Mueller – a personal friend of fired FBI Director James Comey – and staffed overwhelmingly with known Clinton lawyers and donors.
8) Conspired with DNC operatives to rig Democratic presidential primaries to defeat Bernie Sanders; actions the Democratic party confirmed in a recent lawsuit. Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who despised Hillary and was vocal corruption within the party, was murdered near his home in May of 2016; in the middle of a hotly contested primary season after DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks from an anonymous source within the party. Shortly after Hillary won the nomination, it was confirmed she received presidential debate questions from then DNC Chair, Donna Brazile.
9) Whitewater Scandal – A precursor to the subprime mortgage crisis, the Clintons formed Whitewater Development Corporation with friends Jim and Susan McDougal as part of a joint real estate venture. Rose Law Firm, in which Hillary became a senior lawyer and billing partner, provided legal services. With an additional 1.2 million in credit illegally obtained from the Madison Savings and Loan, of which Jim McDougal was also a primary partner, home loans were given to unqualified applicants. After attempts to resell the foreclosed properties failed due to skyrocketing interest rates and a collapsing market, both entities collapsed. The scandal cost taxpayers $73 million. Fifteen people were convicted of crimes, including the McDougals, of which Bill Clinton later pardoned four of the participants as Arkansas governor.
10) Reprimanded by the House Judiciary Committee for misconduct after attempting to submit a fraudulent brief during the Watergate investigation.
11) Defended a child rapist who served less than a year in jail despite beating a defenseless 12 year-old girl into a coma. In an interview given years after the trial, Hillary humorously referenced the “fortuitous” verdict which left a girl with a lifetime of emotional and physical trauma; most notability, the inability to bear children.
Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the presidency because she was a helpless victim of cultural sexism or “Republican racism”, she lost because she is a corrupt, condescending, and soulless opportunist who reduced the electorate to “deplorable human beings, super predators, and taco bowl voters”. Her lust for power was only superseded by her disregard for the truth, the rule of law and any sense of accountability to the American people for her numerous criminal transgressions. In light of her sordid history and pathological hypocrisy, Hillary Rodham Clinton had no business being nominated for President of the United States, or running for a public office of any kind, because her vainglorious memoirs should have been written exclusively from inside the confines of a Federal prison.
At no time during Jeff Flake’s self-aggrandizing sermon – a slanderous diatribe so scripted that the non-functioning brain trust of CNN and Salon applauded its detached duplicity – did the proud turncoat mention he had no chance of winning re-election in 2018 because he personally broke nearly all his campaign pledges to Arizona Republicans solely to spite President Trump. Arbitrary semantics aside, Senator, when exactly did your party, let alone those marginalized conservative voters responsible for your election, support Obamacare, higher taxes, amnesty, unrestricted refugees, gun control, and the media malpractice of anti-American race-baiting used to discredit conservative ideals, demonize patriotism and obstruct common sense reforms? For every Bob Corker lamenting hurt feelings and “unprofessional” behavior, there is a struggling working family burdened by the unsustainable costs of illegal immigration or a patient dying from failed healthcare abandoned by a handful of whining Republicans content on playing politics, orchestrating public spectacles to further imbue leftist talking points, in lieu of actually helping people and fulfilling their discarded obligations.
Unless you’ve been hypnotically lobotomized by fellow Arizona malcontent John McCain – still fuming over the realization a prisoner of war does not constitute a hero and personal vendettas never justify deserting one’s core political beliefs – don’t blame the abrasive demeanor of a relentlessly maligned populist for choosing to fallaciously present yourself as a right-minded patriot who believes life, liberty, unity and the pursuit of happiness are irreconcilable with modern progressivism. In other words, if you believe a politically incorrect CEO is a horrific human being because 93% of the media coverage is unforgivably negative and maliciously contrived, then you are bound to believe a lifetime Democrat and military widow showcased by every talk show, radio host and newspaper – shamelessly exploited by the obnoxious Frederica Wilson herself to publicly validate her anti-Trump obsession – has nothing to do with race, newfound fame and fortune, or the incessant “Nazi” narrative of the endlessly conniving Democratic party.
The same outraged “humanists” responsible for funding/fabricating the infamous Russian dossier and politicizing/doctoring the intent of a private conversation conveying a Commander in Chief’s condolences – a gesture Barack Obama routinely acquiesced in favor of written correspondence or delegated to subordinates – are plotting day and night to destroy the single greatest threat to the fake media monopoly and corrupt Washington establishment intent on fundamentally transforming America to ensure permanent control. While I grieve for the loved ones of all our brave fallen, I have no remorse for the soulless schemes of a hopelessly compromised press. The moment context and integrity are no longer relevant, dare I say conducive to controlling what pundits want the masses to despise and believe, is the day the left’s ambition of achieving a permanent state of political supremacy becomes an omitted anecdote in the crocodile tears of seasoned “super predators”.
For those avid history buffs, Nazi fascists and Marxist revolutionaries were both extremely adept at one practice: blaming their most vocal critics, political detractors, for that which they themselves were guilty of…fraud, conspiracy, bigotry, greed, treason. Because it takes a complicit village to raise and conceal a lie of such grotesque proportions – Hillary Clinton lost to a sexist “White Supremacist” because of solicited Russian interference – what’s the going price for a former POW, a bitter ex-First Lady and even the FBI itself colluding to frame a sitting President of the United States for that which they attempted; financing a vicious plot through the Washington D.C. firm Fusion GPS to incriminate a common political adversary? Better yet, what’s the incarceration rate for personally profiting from selling 20% of America’s Uranium stockpiles as the former FBI Maestro and Deep State magician, James Comey, exonerated his comrade Hillary Clinton before an “investigation” into her illegal activities even began?
Can you imagine the sheer chaos, the unrelenting screams for “justice”, if Hillary had won the presidency and Donald Trump attempted to falsely implicate her by conspiring with the identical historical adversary he publicly decried as our greatest foe? Just like the Democratic Socialists and Red Bolsheviks of old who invoked injustice with insatiable regularity, the loudest whistle blowers are the table-fed, seditious sneaks who wiretapped political opponents, sponsored hate groups, consorted with our foreign enemies and somehow managed to force a criminal investigation of an innocent man through the mere theatricality of accusation and media manufactured hysteria alone.
Whenever the billowing smoke of an impending fire sale draws an inquisitive crowd, the progressive circus sends out a glittering, one-trick pony who’s safe word is “racism”; or even worse, a grieving and graciously politicized military widow who only draws tears of outrage from the Anthem-separatist press corps during a Republican presidency. Only in the festering swamps of mass media manipulation would the death of four Special Forces members ambushed by militants while providing assistance to Nigerian counter-terrorism efforts, equate to four Americans murdered in Benghazi amidst repeated unanswered requests for additional security at a stagnant embassy due to intelligence reports warning of a possible terrorist attack: documented pleas that Hillary Clinton self-admittedly ignored, including rejected calls for military assistance over the entire duration of a 7 hour siege which left Ambassador Stevens dead. If Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, media muckrakers and violent social activists were held to the same intolerant standard as Donald Trump – their every move scrutinized, spoken word distorted and very existence dehumanized – Senator Flake’s pandering attempt at martyrdom, the deceitful and destructive antics of the so-called “resistance”, would be impeachable forms of hostility awarded a much needed dose of prison cell humility.
It’s common knowledge the socialist left would love nothing more than to excessively if mot fatally tax wealthy individuals, private business owners and corporations who already account for 70% of all duties collected; not to mention the countless jobs and disposable income their success inevitably generates. Regardless of what laws Congress may pass or what selective rules are used to justify such abuse, what gives our government the “constitutional” authority to tax one citizen more than another, one business or a specific industry more than the other? It is nothing more than discrimination, a violation of equal rights and equal protection under the law. Honestly, do these people toil or risk less? If every affluent household or aspiring entrepreneur went broke tomorrow, or even 5 years down the road, would they recoup their time, lost income or confiscated possessions from those disgruntled voters who supported such excessive taxation as a form of political protest; or more profoundly, compensated envy? Absolutely not. Such regressive reasoning makes about as much sense as a Death or Estate Tax, a government’s soulless attempt to profit from the loss of a loved one, despite the fact citizens already pay income, social security, medicare, property, state and/or sales taxes from adolescence through the duration of their adult lives.
This very conundrum is why the 16th Amendment, in part, is unconstitutional; it provides no constraints or limitations on the methodology of exacting tax rates. Does a doctor earning $200,000 still not contribute more tax revenue than a Fast Food worker also paying a flat 10% fee? If we are all created equal, and not reduced to the progressive sliding scale of class, race, or gender appropriation, shouldn’t our tax laws also reflect that founding principle and universal maxim? I myself have never been wealthy; however, if I were to come into money, I’d like to think I was entitled to keep my property and enjoy the earned fruits of my labor. That’s what America was predicated upon; rewarding hard work and protecting individual rights, liberty, without the illicit intrusion of excessive government regulation and taxation. If Washington truly wants to reduce the record $9 trillion deficit Barack Obama accrued alone – nearly double the national debt of all other Presidents combined – and restore the now politically incorrect American dream, they might start by cutting the trillions of dollars wasted on those improperly monitored socialist programs riddled with fraudulent claims, the continuous kickbacks of pork barrel projects, or by eliminating an indulgent caveat of Congressional perks; including, but not limited to, a lifetime pension and private healthcare for those elected officials serving only a single term in office.
While I willingly accept taxes are vital to public works and the civic/state/national infrastructure millions use on a daily basis, the methodology in which our government derives and collects these funds is as important as the manner in which they are allocated. The same progressive propagandists duping millennials into believing paying higher taxes is patriotic and society’s solemn duty – i.e., their those responsible citizens and parents who work tirelessly for a better life – have no reservations taking bread off our tables to feed a corrupt, failed establishment that subsidizes illegal immigration, refuses to balance the budget or enforce a debt ceiling, and has aided and abetted terrorist regimes with no regard for the American people’s safety or economic prowess. Why should those taxpayers already suffering the immediate consequences of such callous negligence bear the long term costs of enabling Congress to bankrupt America and destroy private industry in the process; the greatest known vehicle of economic independence and upward mobility in Western Civilization?
Whereas Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren love to decry greed and the inevitable commercial goal of profit, they both got rich off the “system” by convincing millions of able-bodied Americans they were “victims” because economic injustice and the natural inequality of achievement are somehow one in the same; and all despite regularly dining with fellow limousine liberals, sharing their campaign collection plates with donors earmarked for federal dollars, pandering to America’s most affluent enemies, and turning corporate America and collegiate campuses into their political pulpit of private speaking fees. It is by no means a coincidence the ten most solvent and economically vibrant states also have the most friendly tax codes and attractive investment packages: Texas and Wisconsin to name but a few. Adding and subtracting is not a revolutionary concept, nor is giving families a fertile environment to thrive, although expecting our elected officials to understand basic economics and act on the behalf of the people’s interests is quickly becoming an extinct one.
Every senator and state representative, regardless of party affiliation, should be required by law to balance the budget or thus automatically become ineligible for re-election. Being it’s the people’s money to begin with, the liquidated seeds of our blood, sweat and tears, this is neither an unreasonable request or a rhetorical question inviting pointless debate. If everyday Americans ran their affairs like the detached parasites plaguing Washington, they all would be destitute and homeless within a month; only “We the People” cannot simply print more money or shamelessly give ourselves a bailout at our neighbor’s expense. If the buck truly stops here – at the fiscal crossing of common sense and accountability – our government should have been foreclosed years ago for entertaining the indoctrinated lie collectivism is a harbinger of prosperity and justice, rather than the oppressive aftermath of scheming bureaucrats attempting to discredit the individual attributes of hard work, ambition, talent and education to reconcile the Socratic revelation equal opportunity will never guarantee the Marxist fantasy of equal outcomes.
As someone who voted for him twice and routinely defended his administration from partisan witchunts, I find it disgraceful globalist George Bush took a silent knee for 8 long years as Barack Obama divided & dismantled America with reckless abandon – insidiously inciting a culture war against the Constitution, conservatives, Christians, police and even our historical heritage – only to suddenly find the nerve to join the media lynch mob unapologetically attempting to destroy Donald Trump by any means necessary. Sorry, George W., but the same conniving propagandists applauding your decision to suggest white supremacy is our President’s burden to bear, let alone proliferating at all, also cursed your “failed and racist” tenure on a daily basis, organized monthly marches protesting a sanctioned campaign to overthrow a murderous tyrant, and even sought your removal from office by releasing fake memos disputing your military service. And despite what your selective establishment memory may wish to believe, or foolishly convey, Barack Obama was by far our most divisive President ever because “bigotry” was not only emboldened under his stewardship…it was his motive of operation, the bane of his bitter existence, his conduit of social change through anarchist activism.
The fact a self-confessed Marxist steered this transcendent republic so unimaginably far left is exactly why so many liberals suddenly cannot fathom a President who rejects discrimination as a one-way street and staunchly refuses to surrender America’s sovereignty to a globalist ideology that embraces the intolerant legacy of Islam, encourages the hostile exploitation of limitless immigration, breeds universal contempt for our laws, and justifies wealth redistribution (theft of earned property) as a form of reparations for historical inequities; or better yet, modern entitlement. Not only did Barack Obama fail the black community by choosing inflammatory rhetoric over responsibility – idle dependence in lieu of economic liberation, opportunity and urban gentrification – he funneled nearly every political issue and public event through a jagged lens of color, gender, sexual orientation and religion to solicit/galvanize a negative public reaction in order to distract from his own failures and radical aspirations.
The more we as a society acquiesce to “racial” grandstanding and the malicious media norm of false accusation, the more the real issues dividing and hindering this country are forever obscured by the functional fallout of identity politics; i.e., our ability to critically think independently, logically, and function as a nation predicated upon due process and limited government beyond the diversions of blame, stereotype or mass hysteria. When the “resistance” blueprint seeks to avoid individual accountability and never engage in substantive debate – acknowledging reality, not hyperbole, by accepting relevant points of contention instead of drowning dialogue in endless demagoguery – kneeling during the anthem becomes a celebrated fad, national security branded a form of white supremacy and every word spoken or decision made by Donald Trump is molded into a Red Light scandal of Right Wing extremism.
In other words, never mind jobless claims are at a 44 year-old low, the stock market has added over 5 trillion to the economy with repeated record highs, over 200 million in Executive waste has been eliminated, the DOJ is waging an unprecedented campaign against pedophilia and illegal immigration has dropped by over 70%, because only Hitler would want to lead a nation of proud, prosperous, law-abiding citizens against the clearly treasonous subversion of its founding charter. Until “We the People” can have an honest conversation about real issues without crass condescension and the malicious media manipulating every single detail for partisan gain – understand equality is not affirmative action or verbose millionaire athlete’s ignoring the urban epidemic of absentee parents and systemic crime – the closer America comes to committing self-assisted suicide; a fate a number of morally twisted and financially bankrupt states like California would hail as a “progressive” milestone. If a house divided against itself cannot stand, neither can a propaganda state built upon victimization politics, spoon-fed anti-Americanism and a growing belief Government, and not God, is our salvation from the tyranny of a corrupted heart, mind or regressive regime.
The best tours of Hollywood should always begin with the seductive long legs of la la Land leading to the toast of Tinsel Town where it’s not what you know but who you know can fill your glass with their unquestioned sexual needs. Whether you’re greeted in the 5 star foyers of celebrity bliss or lured into the wine cellars of the ultra 1% dream, privilege is a political podium tied to the trysts of Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan or Miley Cyrus spoiling the fruits of our unsung labor. Unbeknownst to the nostrils, bank accounts and notched bedposts of America’s most wanted lifestyles, the “Go Fund Me” extravagance of fan-paid escapades, America would be a far richer place – ethically and financially – if “We the People” withheld a dollar and an hour of our time every time Michael Moore, Katie Perry, Eminem, Robert De Niro or Rosie O’Donnell mocked middle America as a hateful abyss of Right Wing supremacy. For every James Woods or Tim Allen blacklisted for quoting the Constitution and lamenting the unborn, there’s an anti-American Jane Fonda or racist Whoopi Goldberg fanning the flames of societal discord for the syndicated shock value of gross exaggeration.
The only public menace more hypocritical than the entertainment industry incessantly lecturing America about discrimination, equal rights and human decency is their unquenchable thirst to bathe their ego – sow their political seeds and feed their carnal desires – wherever and whenever they please. Just like the pharaohs and kings of old, no amount of self-indulgence or moral subversion can fill their vacationing hearts; a lifestyle define by excess and adulation. And yet amidst the suffocated stories of coerced victims the world is finally beginning to see the film and music industry for what it is worth; a cesspool of greed, sexual exploitation and social degradation that not only poisons the minds of generations of our youth for the price of a ticket or song, but eagerly ransoms the frail, budding aspirations of “dreamers” who too often are forced to pay a pound of flesh for the slightest hope of fortune or fame.
For years renewed claims of sexual harassment, rape and pedophilia have plagued the entertainment industry with little action or collective concern from the inner circles of cinematic, sports, and music executives. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, both of whom were prominent 80’s childhood stars, admitted to being raped on the same night in separate rooms. And while Haim eventually succumbed to a drug addiction – one he battled for years after being introduced to cocaine as an emerging teenage star – Feldman has been ostracized for his campaign to expose what he calls “rampant pedophilia” in Hollywood. As expected, his assertions based from personal experiences were immediately dismissed as “false and damaging” by Barbara Walters during a televised interview. Then again, if you can stomach former Chief of Staff Jon Podesta’s taste in modern art as much as a slice of his brother’s pizza, no child is really off limits. It’s therefore of little surprise pop star Kesha was also shunned by the press after revealing music producer Dr. Luke raped her when she was an 18 year-old virgin and that he threatened to destroy her career if she ever exposed his vile behavior. Naturally many within the mercenary mud pit known as journalism labeled her accusations as spiteful, baseless indictments without merit. But as we all know, appearances are everything when entitlement and self-gratification are the greatest impetuses of achieving such control…the OJ Simpson illusion of innocence. Money buys influence and access is a drug the adoring media rarely moralizes no matter what the human cost.
Although Harvey Weinstein has become the tip of the proverbial storm – rightfully so considering Rose McGowan was allegedly raped by him, a young model pressured into allowing him to perform oral sex, a reporter forced to watch him shower/masturbate, and now other woman have come forward with stories ranging from repeated harassment to forced sex acts – how many other aspiring actors, actresses, models and musicians fell in the cracks of his constituents’ complacency; even worse, the media’s silent consent or willingness to falsely debunk almost any claim of industry indiscretion to maintain a reputable lie of social activism?
Of course when so many detailed allegations come forward with such ferocity, victims can finally breathe and the dam can no longer deny the portending public relations nightmare, the truth finally finds the light of day. A video of “esteemed” Trump critic Jimmy Kimmel recently surfaced showing him asking an 18 year-old girl to guess what was in his pants, along with a dignified plea for her “to put her mouth on it”, while footage of Oscar winning writer and actor Ben Affleck relentlessly groping and objectifying a television host has empowered other actresses, including a well respected make-up artist, to go public with similar tales of abuse at the hands of the now infamously dubbed, “buttman”. Whether you’re a common stage hand, a doting fan or yet another Red Carpet VIP sipping Chablis in a guarded trailer, it’s obvious no one is immune from being the recipient of such unwarranted advances; i.e., the moral relativism and callous apathy of Hollywood’s so-called imaginary “rape culture”. Few examples can better exemplify the dichotomy between private deviance and public admiration than Bill Cosby. For decades he was universally beloved for his comedic genius, a devoted family man regarded as the epitome of wit and clean humor, only to be exposed as serial predator who drugged unsuspecting women for the explicit purpose of violating them. When fame or wealth can no longer seduce the adoring senses, the spoiled celebrity appetite for excess too often attempts to cash a forged check forgoing the prerequisite of individual consent.
In light of the worst offenders, I’m not recklessly suggesting everyone in the entertainment world is guilty of sex crimes and unparalleled misconduct. There are a number of conscionable thespians, musicians, and athletes who walk the walk and tirelessly work to make the world a better place with their time and money. However, as much as I agree all people should be judged on an individual basis and given the benefit of the doubt, that same has not been afforded to Republicans, Christians, or anyone in traditionally conservative states who have fought to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and have repeatedly warned about the consequences of eroding the family paradigm. The last time I checked, glorified violence, ingrained disrespect and unchecked hedonism sit squarely on the shoulders of “cultured” urban activists who believe a married woman choosing to raise her children is sexist oppression and who portray self-defense as an armed crime that pales in comparison to movies or video games that mindlessly shoot or invite viewers to kill everything in sight; including cops, free speech or God-forbid our own President.
When sex, materialism and an insatiable desire to live the celebrity lifestyle – mass adoration, soulless vanity and living a life without regrets or boundaries – replaces society’s need to raise generations of respectful, well-adjusted youth ever cognizant of their choices, the results speak for themselves. Social change and female empowerment isn’t achieved by parading around naked in the streets, scrawling slut across your chest and profanely degrading anyone who finds such lack of decency offensive. Such obscene sensationalism merely seeks validation through political intimidation and does nothing to encourage civil discourse, let alone instill an acute sense of accountability in anyone; regardless of their political leanings or sexual identity.
True feminism is about reminding our daughters they are not reduced to the sum of their body parts; that the content of their character and the legacy of their actions are the greatest indicators of their self-worth and natural born rights. Equality begins by teaching girls to respect themselves, as much as it does empowering young, impressionable boys to see all females as their sisters and mothers; deserving of equal regard for their well-being and aspirations. It does not require a political affiliation, demonizing the opposite sex or denouncing morality and basic decency as fascist gender control. Likewise, sexual freedom or personal gratification without restraints, an innate concern for others, merely invites philandering, uninvited aggression and even pedophilia. One needs only to peruse the unfiltered depravity of social media, those more concerned with their genitals, convincing Holocaust survivors Trump is a Hitler or garnering the maximum number of “retweets”, to conclude regression and progressivism are now one in the same.
Not to rain on Hollywood’s incestuous love affair with itself, but not all boundaries are meant to be broken and conditioning society to treat violence as entertainment and women as stage props hardly exonerates their ranks from culpability. Harvey Weinstein personally befriended and/or routinely partied with cinematic heavyweights such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Quentin Tarantino and Russell Crowe. And despite the reality so many witnessed and/or personally learned of his improper behavior from colleagues, not discounting published pictures revealing the distressed faces of actresses like Emma Watson while in his libido’s therapeutic presence, little was ever said or done out of fear of hurting their careers by unnecessarily writing a best-selling script of industry scandal; or better yet, self-incrimination. Yes, how utterly courageous and apropos when the names of modern sex toys are seen as more life-like, more memorable, than the actual expendable victims of Hollywood sex crimes. Apparently only Brad Pitt, seething over the mistreatment of then girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow, had the gumption to confront the film mogul with a “Missouri Whipping” if he did not cease and desist.
Only under the protective halo of the colluding press could a heavyweight Democratic fundraiser like Harvey Weinstein, a personal confidant of both the Clintons and Obamas who was repeatedly invited to White House events, be publicly hailed as “a wonderful human being” without one network rewinding the remarkably absurd comments of one Michelle Obama for posterity’s sake. And to think Hillary kissed congressional colleague and former Klan leader Robert Byrd on the cheek, while the President has been disparaged daily by networks as a white supremacist for saying hate is not a race because it inevitably exists in all facets of America. Who in their right mind could actually believe the media isn’t hopelessly compromised, built to indoctrinate trusting, ignorant minds, when incontrovertible maxims are clearly twisted to house partisan lies? How many women, without a shred of evidence, were given press conferences by the major networks just weeks before the election in hopes of thwarting Donald Trump’s campaign? Twelve more than the number who made police reports or filed lawsuits: none.
The fact Mr. Weinstein “bravely” announced he’s entering rehab and hired a high profile criminal attorney reveals his response is as phony as it is entirely devoid of remorse. Of course, the real question is what happens now? How many conspicuously silent talk show hosts – the same politically conscious hacks who lambaste the President daily over mere hyperbole and unsubstantiated paranoia – will demand its viewers choose between rejecting the cultural rot of pop culture, the sexual impropriety of celebrity affluence, or watching their obnoxious programs? How many award galas, public classrooms or athletic venues will be hijacked to rail against Hollywood indecency, exploitation and liberal hypocrisy? And lastly, when will America unite to reclaim their dignity by stripping away their support and hard-earned money from those detached elitists, moral degenerates, and political terrorists who sanctimoniously dehumanize any dissension from the celebrity status quo? “Strip away the phony tinsel from Hollywood and you will find the REAL tinsel underneath”: Sycophants, narcissists, traitors and always a warm body beneath. The real American heroes we crave and so desperately need are not born from fiction or cut from the commercialized cloth of a marketed name, they quietly walk among us everyday in our homes, schools, hospitals and uneventful streets.
Of the roughly 4,300 shootings in Chicago last year, how many were perpetrated by NRA members? Less than one one-thousandth. Grossly misrepresenting the deranged actions of a mass murderer by no means makes the NRA a terrorist organization or its over 5 million law-abiding members Right Wing extremists…especially when a clear majority of gun owners support background checks, mental health stipulations and restrictions on high capacity, automatic rifles. Otherwise, the documented fact a majority of mass shootings are committed by disgruntled or radicalized leftists would support an immediate public outcry to permanently disband the Democratic Party; that same accusatory organization which espoused slavery, founded the KKK, repeatedly marginalizes Islamic terrorism, misogyny and homophobia, incited a nationwide war on police, wields racism as a unilateral weapon of ascendacy, and encourages an increasingly militant response to conservative views and politicians. Educating our youth on how to properly use firearms, respect human life while protecting the vulnerable, is a far more effective solution than contributing to a belligerent culture of hyper-partisan paranoia that displays little outrage over the exponentially greater number of defenseless victims of urban crime.
Whereas ignorant stereotypes and reckless accusations merely inflame societal divisions by needlessly politicizing human tragedy, real progress requires holding individuals accountable for their choices regardless of any societal failure or partisan agenda; including those media, congressional and celebrity opportunists who are quickly becoming the unrivaled harbingers of hypocrisy, hostility and hate in contemporary America. Within every inconvenient truth buried by Snopes or Politifact to protect a false narrative, those sacrificed pawns of abandoned reason, resides the means necessary to both save lives and preserve liberty.
Blaming guns for mass murders is like accusing cars of kidnapping drunk drivers. Until we somehow remember to respect our neighbor and value life, teach our children morals rather than brainwash them with soulless pop culture, the weapon of choice is moot. Better yet, it’s garnish for the logically impaired. Criminals rarely follow gun laws and will always find a way to unleash their hate. September 11, 2001 is case in point…a terrorist plot carried out with nothing more than box cutters. When mass death is the objective you could drive a semi-truck through a parade or public gathering and instantly kill hundreds without blinking an eye. Critics refuse to invoke morality, let alone God, because they’d rather exploit death for political gain,fulfill a predisposed campaign agenda, instead of addressing the actual source of the problem: the rapid decay of our most basic societal norms and a glaring lack of respect for our fellow man.
Contrary to the doomsday prophecies of political opportunists, the weapons Stephen Paddock used were already banned by state statutes and federal laws; he simply modified their magazine capacity to inflict maximum casualties. Like the failed policies of Chicago, the left’s gun control narrative is false, futile and naive. History has proven excessive regulation merely leaves law-abiding citizens defenseless because criminals – oppressive regimes included – will always obtain firearms and/or any other weapon necessary to terrorize society. You cannot stop mass shootings anymore than a government can legislate evil…i.e., human nature. The question isn’t why are guns legal; the question is why are so many people now comfortable ending a human life? A crisis of culture, an erosion of our everyday humanity, cannot be abridged by any law or solved by any soulless politician seeking to exploit a tragedy in the name of a lie. The Windy City boasts some of the strictest gun control measures in America and in a mere matter of months routinely exceeds the total number of individuals who were killed or injured in Las Vegas: the single, greatest mass shooting in American history. Progressivism no more mourn the victims of violence than it values a free, prosperous and independent populace capable of defending itself against all threats; most notably, a corrupt media, modern academia and celebrated anti-American hate groups.
I’m not foolishly claiming guns are the solution to all our problems, not by any means, but they’re a necessary liberty and viable defense in a world rife with crime, danger and tyranny. A majority of Americans fully support the safeguards of background checks, as well as those legal limitations placed on the sale and ownership of automatic weapons since 1986. Ultimately, however, these inanimate objects are only as “evil” as the souls pointing them. Accountability and America’s founding Judeo-Christian values aren’t revolutionary ideals; they’re abandoned “relics” in the name of “progress”. Instilling a sense of decency in our youth and demanding personal culpability from all people is not a matter for partisan debate, but a prerequisite for ensuring the survival of any civilized society.
Celebrity semantics aside, I’m confused as to how an Antifa sympathizing, anti-Trump lunatic targeting patriotic Americans constitutes a legitimate demand for responsible gun owners to further surrender their right to bear arms to the same conniving Democrats who have publicly advocated a hostile “resistance” since November 8, 2016. Perhaps if media propagandists and militant activists didn’t constantly preach class, race, and religious warfare – inciting mass paranoia with the goal of convincing millions Donald Trump is Hitler reincarnated – the world would indeed be a much more united, responsible and safer place. It’s pretentious at best to claim you’re part of the solution to end gun violence when the problem begins with your equally smug rejection of family values, a growing intolerance of political dissension, a hostile ignorance towards the Constitution, or better yet common sense, and an unrelenting desire to demonize America’s heritage and/or poison her future in the name of secular globalism. I fear the fascist goals of aspiring Marxists and the moral carnage of cultural terrorists far more than the inherent risks of living in a country blessed with free will, ample opportunity and natural born liberty.
The Las Vegas Sheriff has reported ammonium nitrate was found in the shooter’s car, along with a cache of rifles, automatic weapons and explosives (tannerite) in his hotel room and at his Nevada home. This attack was not some random act of violence committed by a depressed gambler. Stephen Paddock was a wealthy, retired accountant and real estate investor who frequently traveled across America and Asia; in fact, his girlfriend is currently in Tokyo. This mass murder was planned to exploit a vulnerable location and callously perpetrated against a specific audience: country music fans who have historically identified as patriotic and/or conservative. While many details will come to fruition in the weeks and months ahead, spare me the media narrative this coward was some deranged gun fanatic and probable Trump supporter who snapped after a drunken binge at the poker table. Anything but.
I find it amusing Donald Trump is routinely derided as “divisive” and hateful when his predecessor set race relations back by 50 years and weakened/disparaged America at nearly every opportune moment. For those rabid critics who “misremember”, it was Barack Obama who mocked middle-America voters as bitter, small town xenophobes needlessly clinging to their guns and bibles. If I may, when did supporting the Second Amendment, LEGAL immigration and honoring our nation’s founding Judeo-Christian values become a radical concept? And yet it was under his explicit direction the IRS admitted to singling out businesses and community organizations that identified as conservative, patriotic or even Christian. Yes, once again, nothing remotely discriminatory here. Why again did Homeland Security place proud, law-abiding citizens on the Terror Watch list by declaring “liberty lovers” as America’s greatest terrorist threat…in a country predicated upon liberty and amidst the horrific aftermath of 9/11, no less? The same government operatives who never punished Islamic businesses over their marriage beliefs and ignored the terror radicalization occurring within American mosques, harassed Hobby Lobby and Catholic churches for refusing to provide birth control or insurance coverage for abortions; a procedure that violated their faith and religious freedoms. Still not convinced yet? Of course not.
As much as Obama’s election was a watershed moment in American history, his proclivity for racial discord has been exponentially greater. He immediately politicized the cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, with little regard for the evidence or their criminal records, resulting in riots, destruction of property and further loss of life. Sadly, the former President made no such emotional tributes or pleas for justice after 25 year-old NYPD officer Brian Wilson was shot in the head or when Kathryn Steinle was murdered in San Francisco on July 1, 2015 by an illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions. In response, Democrats publicly vowed to save Sanctuary cities. Barack Obama sent sizable delegations to the funerals of all three black males, personally and very publicly mourned the passing of each individual, but failed to even mention the tragic death of American sniper Chris Kyle in February of 2013. Rather, the White House issued a statement commemorating the death of Whitney Houston later that month. When you’re busy bribing millions of minorities with free “Obama phones” using taxpayer money, who has the time for such colorblind statesmanship, or better yet, basic human empathy?
Anytime a sitting Commander-in-Chief plays golf during the funeral of General Harold Greene – the highest ranking service member killed in combat since Vietnam – no imagination is required to decipher his true loyalties. Mr. Obama’s incessant race-based rhetoric eventually gave rise to militant groups like Black Lives Matter and AntiFa, but more profoundly incited a partisan war on police which triggered an unprecedented wave of assassinations against law enforcement; including 5 officers gunned down in Dallas, Texas. Instead of bringing a troubled nation together, one increasingly fractured by his cynicism, anger and clear racial favoritism, he was content praising Colin Kaepernick for his “courageous” decision to kneel during the national anthem only a few months following the traumatic bloodshed. The same man who illuminated the White House in LGBT colors to spike the proverbial football of social justice, found no such nerve to honor those fallen officers murdered in cold blood while serving their communities.
Not to question the unifying theme of “Cops are Pigs” socks worn by a celebrated racist athlete, but did Barry ever condemn a single case of police brutality regarding a white, Hispanic, or Asian victim, justified or not, let alone publicly decry (without media coverage) a single cop murdered by a drug dealer or due to a violent suspect resisting arrest? No? I guess we should just be satisfied the media’s former Uniter-in-Chief spent hundreds of billions providing for and protecting illegals while our veterans slept in the streets or died waiting for inadequate medical care. Does it even matter the Obama administration denied the request and visa applications of countless Christians attempting to flee oppression in the Middle East and Indonesia in favor of transporting thousands of improperly vetted and/or tracked Muslim refugees into cities across America; many under the veil of night? After all, what American president in their right mind wouldn’t honor tyrannical Cuba as a progressive state, green-light extremist Iran’s nuclear aspirations – a country that vows to annihilate America and Israel on a daily basis – in addition to sending a $400 million dollar ransom payment, attempt to illegally transfer $221 million to the militant Palestinian Authority just before leaving office, characterize the murderous exploits of ISIS as the amateur actions of a “JV team”, or dine with the racist leaders of la Raza and the Muslim Brotherhood?
Any offended critic claiming Donald Trump is the most racially divisive and inflammatory leader in recent memory, must have been completely oblivious, asleep or complicit to the toxic rhetoric and subversive dealings of Barack Obama. At no point in our 241 year history has the needle of American politics moved as far left as it did during the course of his 8 year tenure. In fact, if his Marxist upbringing and radical beliefs received the same level of media scrutiny and hostility as his successor, he never would have even been nominated. Unless I’m completely foreign to the true nature of division and discrimination, nearly all of those who benefited from Obama’s ill-conceived policies and personal associations were either non-white, non-Christian/Jewish, openly hostile towards America, or all of the above. Are we talking about an equitable, patriotic leader defending the interests of all people – most notably the survival and sovereignty of America – or a bitter, divisive bigot who despises America’s heritage with his every breath and still seeks atonement by judging everything through the prism of race and wealth distribution? Until everyone is held to the same standard of accountability, offered the same level of innate respect, racism, sexism, and all other forms of hate will endure unchecked; especially when such distinctions are now repeatedly wielded as weapons to attack any dissenting opinion. It’s just too bad so many supposedly “educated” men and women at the forefront of our national media, entertainment world and social activism no longer have the desire or the decency to admit the difference because they’re still too preoccupied crying over an election.
If athletes, the media and racial activists want to claim injustice and oppression at every conceivable turn, shout racism from every corner, so be it. But if they truly want to make a difference and invoke meaningful change for millions of our youth, then America needs to have an open, honest conversation about crime and the countless lives, both victims and perpetrators, being destroyed on a daily basis. As someone who has friends from all walks of life, races, and economic dispositions, I’m by no means implying whites don’t commit crimes or that the prevalence of poverty, absentee parents, and a lack of education do not contribute to systemic, generational crime. Of course they do. And while it is not my intention to seem insensitive or haughty, these statistics are so damning and unacceptable that we as a diverse, civilized society can no longer be afraid to speak uncomfortable truths simply because they may offend others. There is simply too much at stake. More than ever, this country and our inner cities need role models with an acute sense of accountability, community, not grandstanding players/owners dedicated to publicity stunts or political vendettas that do nothing to address these failings or assuage the suffering of so many people. Giving children hope begins by giving them a sense of pride, moral obligation and an unbreakable belief in themselves that transcends all barriers or racial narratives. The intersection of crime and race is not a juvenile matter of screaming “I told you so” or solved by “taking a knee”, but represents a grave threat to the safety of our communities, the unity of this country and the future of all our loved ones. Denial, albeit by refusing to act upon this crisis of culture or by mastering the accusatory art of political deflection, is no longer an option.
There are dramatic race differences in crime rates. Asians have the lowest rates, followed by whites and then Hispanics. This pattern holds true for nearly every crime category and virtually all age groups. All statistics were provided by “The Color of Crime: 2016 Revised Edition” from Edwin Rubenstein of the New Century Foundation.
- The evidence suggests that if there is police racial bias in arrests it is negligible. Victim and witness surveys show that police arrest violent criminals in close proportion to the rates at which criminals of different races commit violent crimes.
- In 2013, a black was six times more likely than a non-black to commit murder, and 12 times more likely to murder someone of another race than to be murdered by someone of another race.
- In 2013, of the approximately 660,000 crimes of interracial violence that involved blacks and whites, blacks were the perpetrators 85 percent of the time. This meant a black person was 27 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. A Hispanic was eight times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa.
- If New York City were all white, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent.
- In an all-white Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.
- In 2015, a black person was 2.45 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by the police. A Hispanic person was 1.21 times more likely. These figures are well within what would be expected given race differences in crime rates and likelihood to resist arrest.
- In 2015, police killings of blacks accounted for approximately 4 percent of homicides of blacks, or approximately half of the total number of whites killed by law enforcement. Police killings of unarmed blacks accounted for approximately 0.6 percent of homicides of blacks. The overwhelming majority of black homicide victims (93 percent from 1980 to 2008) were killed by blacks.
- The great majority of people who died at the hands of the police fit at least one of three categories: they were wielding weapons, they were suicidal or mentally troubled, or they ran when officers told them to halt.
- Both violent and non-violent crime has been declining in the United States since a high in 1993. 2015 saw a disturbing rise in murder in major American cities that some observers associated with “depolicing” in response to intense media and public scrutiny of police activity.
- Roughly 6-7% of black Americans, mainly males between the ages of 20-40, constitute 38% of the federal prison population and 35% of local jail inmates.
Disregard those excuses claiming Donald Trump’s “divisive” rhetoric is to blame for all the conflict in America and turmoil in the sports world. This nonsense has been escalating since 2008 and he is one of the few high profile names who actually had the courage to expose their duplicity without mincing words. The truth is, despite all the partisan finger pointing and anthem publicity stunts, the President was embraced as a positive force of change by Democrats, Republicans, racial activists and even liberal Hollywood for over 30 years. He was a welcomed guest at their private soirees, regularly hosted celebrities/dignitaries at his hotels and resorts, won awards for his social philanthropy, was applauded for his random acts of kindness, appeared on nearly every syndicated talk show, garnered fans from all segments of society and routinely interacted with many of his most vocal critics from today on a first name basis. To suddenly proclaim he is the scourge of humanity is to condemn his newfound adversaries by their willing association and unmistakable admiration.
It wasn’t until Trump announced his candidacy, or more profoundly when he actually won the presidency, that Democratic operatives and the media establishment viciously conspired to paint him as a racist, radical xenophobe who kicks puppies on Christmas and rapes women for entertainment. Before the man sought political office, he was never condemned as a white supremacist, let alone called a bigot or once questioned by police regarding a single, alleged sexual assault. These shameless tactics were nothing more than a desperate attempt to slander his name and cripple public support for the extensive change his populist reforms would inevitably bring.
Likewise, this entire National Anthem fiasco, which began long before his campaign ever ensued, simply gave those critics who already hated him and America to begin with but another platform to claim injustice beneath the public spectacle of “racism”. Donald Trump is not responsible for the disproportionate amount of crime in urban America, the number of single parent households, the prevalence of drug abuse, a protected foreign workforce or a growing lack of respect for the law, America and our fellow man. That distinction overwhelmingly belongs to the incessant victimization narrative of pandering lawmakers who would rather collect a paycheck then demonstrate the competence and resolve necessary to exact meaningful, lasting change. Just because political opponents and ignorant athletes choose to believe such sensational propaganda, hardly makes it true or excuses coddled athletes for refusing to stand at attention for a mere 60 seconds before every game to honor the very country and those brave individuals who make our way of life possible; including those black Americans who fought in the Civil War and every subsequent war to protect this nation and secure freedom around the globe.
The American flag and the national anthem were never truly politically contentious until Marxist cultural terrorists sought out to destroy anything that conveyed patriotism or remotely honored America’s “imperfect” heritage. The fact not a single American flag was initially visible at the 2016 Democratic national convention and their delegates successfully voted to exile God from their platform in 2012 before party leaders sought to quell public outrage, leaves little doubt as to the sheer level of radicalization that has destroyed the once proud party of JFK. As long as “We the People” possess faith in a higher power, a steadfast belief in a set of indelible ideals that supersede any man-made, oppressive state seeking to dictate every aspect of our lives, progressives know they can never fully achieve their goal of erecting a dependent, obedient populace that is more concerned with earthly pleasures, entitlements, than any virtuous calling that defines progress as the character of individual liberty.
The escalating racial discord and civil unrest engulfing America is hardly by accident, and by no means a coincidence, for it is a cultural coup of subversive design. The systematic unraveling of the traditional family unit, attacking our founding Judeo-Christian values and the increasingly crass and obscene behavior of violent activists are but a political means to an immoral end. As long as political agitators can hide behind false accusations of racism, homophobia and sexism as the media selectively reports the truth – immigration laws are cruel, only black lives killed by white cops matter, gay marriage will never legalize polygamy, gender conditioning is not child abuse, Obamacare is not an unmitigated failure, natural disasters are proof of unnatural global warming and patriotism is unchecked racial supremacy – they avoid having to engage in substantive debate, earnestly educating voters or being held accountable for their extremist views and endless litany of failures. Although freedom of speech and tolerance are always paramount, freedom from consequences and culpability are not human rights. They’re cracks in the foundation of any evolved, self-aware society inviting tyranny, dysfunction and corruption to conceive under the same roof.
Because the modern left knows it cannot logically defend a majority of their claims, not to mention their “moralized” fascist tactics, they attempt to create a sensational distraction by which to permanently polarize the masses and demonize anyone who dares expose their hypocrisy. If the American flag and national anthem are the unrivaled enemies of the black community, generations of minorities who now claim to be the sole victims of mass injustice and unfairly oppressed despite ample opportunities and special accommodations such as affirmative action, what exactly is Africa to all her descendants and indigenous people; a continent which continues to enslave, murder and impoverish millions of Africans with frightening efficiency and international indifference? Appreciation for one’s lot in life, respect for their country, would never duly exist if such conclusions were incumbent upon eradicating all dissenting opinion or politicizing every injustice and tragedy. Perspective is not a matter of favoritism or forced concessions, but a lesson in humility and personal reflection that demands our participation.
America is only forsaken when we take her for granted by allowing conniving malcontents obsessed with judging her past to divide us into bitter, warring factions incapable of reason or rationale recourse. Black and white, man or woman, rich and poor, gay, straight, or aspiring citizen…our strength is not in the brute totality of our numbers, but in the undying ideals we embody and our collective support for the one nation that tirelessly fights for their survival. If the struggle is indeed the glory and our journey a testament to how far we have come as a diverse and resilient people, the American flag has more than earned the right to fly free from politicized scorn or false strife on native soil. To protest or teach hatred of a respected symbol of freedom is to welcome the demise of the very country and natural born rights one claims to fraudulently represent.
Players are pledging to #standwithkap but refuse to stand for our flag, veterans and emergency responders? Selfish and ignorant! Those media apologists claiming these protests represent our most basic freedoms, forget the same “tolerant” NFL criticized Tim Tebow’s gestures of faith and rejected a team’s helmet decal honoring 5 slain police officers in Dallas, as well as a pair of commemorative cleats honoring 9/11 victims and heroes. Too bad Mr. Colin Kaepernick’s “Cops are Pigs” socks failed to generate the same level of outrage. Yes, liberalism is cancer, indoctrinated hate and a rejection of our most basic values: specifically that of respect and appreciation. The flag and national anthem are not the political property of any singular gender, race or party, they’re universal beacons of hope residing in a revered and blessed way of life…an ideal that transcends all agendas and agents of hostility. They’re timeless reminders, regardless of our struggles and triumphs, of those men and women who sacrifice daily so America may endure and continue to provide opportunities many across the globe still cannot fathom. The fate and survival of the country I love is far more important than any anti-American sports league that coddles spoiled athletes. I choose, and always will, to stand for America!
Yes, Mr. President, I too agree players are employees and should be fined, suspended or fired when they continue to use race as an excuse to disrespect America and exploit hard-working fans’ time and money. There are approximately 6,000 homicide victims of black-on-black crime and over 500,000 black babies aborted annually, but let’s raise a fist and kneel during the national anthem to protest the injustice of 200 black Americans shot by police each year; or roughly half the number of whites killed annually by law enforcement – some justified, some not – without one hijacked sporting event, political march or race riot. Only in America can 13% of the population account for 50% of violent crime and still labor under the delusion white racism is 100 percent to blame for all the problems in the black community. Numbers, unlike unemployed quarterbacks and overpaid players, don’t lie and ignorant political stunts do nothing to change all lives for the better. Respecting America should never be incumbent upon who’s president, but rather a universal respect for a way of life that transcends all races, struggles and ideologies.
If you enjoy watching a whining dog lick its own ass to the thunderous applause of detached sycophants, you would have loved the Emmy’s. Otherwise, this annual gala was but another exercise in futility as smug celebrities celebrated their universal hatred of Donald Trump because they still lack the critical thinking skills necessary to discern fact from fiction, grotesque exaggeration from mature discourse, or better yet find the humility necessary to hold themselves accountable for choosing to support the most corrupt, deceitful and despised presidential candidate in modern American history: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Perhaps I’m confusing a good Monty Python farce with a Shakespearean tragedy, but any so-called human rights platform that openly invites spewing the stale epithets of racism and sexism beneath the glitz and glamour of catered bliss – blackballing conservative actors/directors/screenwriters while zealously inciting societal discord through the inflammatory stereotypes of identity politics – is a grave threat to the harmony of any society: i.e., Hollywood’s cultivated ignorance and vile intemperance towards civil decorum and intellectual diversity. Choosing to rejoice in the slanderous rhetoric and blatantly false narratives regurgitated by a media establishment that has abandoned any obligation of objectivity for the explicit goal of character assassination – a hopelessly biased medium that has actually stated it’s their job to tell us what to think or who to believe – hardly constitutes a public emergency worthy of our time, respect and undivided attention. The fact so many of these incensed celebrities were completely oblivious to the destructive and absurdly anti-American policies of the previous 8 years is exactly why so many everyday Americans chose self-preservation over self-aggrandizing propagandists and prudence over progresssivism. Unless white supremacy is now the prerequisite of patriotism and common sense the sworn enemy of social justice, color and gender have become the new “search and seizure” mantra of victimization activists seeking to discredit any person or ideology that dares challenge the sheer lunacy of the globalist agenda.
Instead of fostering mutual respect among all parties and holding everyone to the same standard, leftists incessantly conspire to replace what works, or proven effective over time, solely with what sounds good to the fickle armies of entitlement. Failing to reside in the real word where criminal acts and resisting arrest puts people of all color in harm’s way, where funded hate groups and political agitators are the real root of civil unrest – yes, immigration laws, sovereign borders and the doorbells on gated Hollywood communities exist for a purpose – doesn’t make Donald Trump racist or a xenophobe. It makes his critics woefully naive and undeniably incredulous. Likewise, giving credence to profane feminists publicly fantasizing over the President’s death – consciously ignoring the ‘deplorable’ detail news networks and Democratic operatives conspired to recruit false accusers who never filed a single harassment complaint – doesn’t make a man sexist or a rapist in any sense of the word. Such nonsense transforms grown adults into mindless, malicious drones who have no regard for the truth, the plight of actual sexual assault survivors, simply because spoiled children still refuse to accept the electoral results of a legitimate election.
And finally, when you cannot logically deny single-payer socialist medicine is an unaffordable affront to quality healthcare or convince people that single parent households, a crumbling work ethic and a glaring lack of basic decency are the greatest threats to America’s future, cinematic starlets resort to hurling insults and inane accusations to distract voters from the realization real change requires dedication and self-sacrifice rather than pompous displays of televised vitriol. Any contracted host who has the gall to call the leader of the free world a “Nazi” with no historical context of fascism’s atrocities, obviously has no semblance of respect for the fallen or the faintest idea what constitutes mass suffering. Until Mr. Colbert pulls gold fillings from rotting corpses steamrolled into ravines, literally starves to death in a forced labor camp or drags entire murdered families from gas chambers, someone needs to remind him soulless hysterics born from partisan paranoia do not even register amid the unmarked ashes of cremated victims denied the everyday liberties, or should I say the lavish amenities, of limousine liberals living in a brainwashed bubble where mere political dissent now equates to the brutal oppression exacted beneath the Third Reich. If I may, in what twisted heart is such a reference remotely humorous or a subect matter worthy of such intentional indignity on a national stage?
The moment industrious, law-abiding citizens are labeled bigots for exercising their solemn duty to vote or for questioning how their tax dollars are spent while only illegals are celebrated for “dreaming” of a better life and subsequently granted sanctuary from the consequences of their actions, is the moment your opinion is about as insightful as the cost of your six-figure outfit as you applaud those mistreated, millionaire athletes who disgrace our flag and disrespect the national anthem to fight injustice; but just not the variety which encourages rioting and looting based on the race of the acquitted in lieu of embracing the actual evidence. Who needs due process, an ingrained sense of law and order, as long as showcased elitists continue to labor under the delusion they’re the epitome of enlightenment, moral clarity, when in reality they’re the most dangerous embodiment of excused “hate” in America today? No, it is not bigotry or the dreaded “patriarchial society” that is to blame for systemic crime, violence, unequal pay and the inevitable existence of poverty, but a failing of culture and personal responsibility itself. Truly, little is more hypocritical than a cache of coddled fascists claiming to fight “intolerance” by hijacking entertainment forums as their personal pulpit for insulting those marginalized fans caught in the political crossfire of Hollywood’s privileged lifestyle.
As for those apologists who blindly disagree with my contention, when’s the last time your waiter, mechanic or doctor made it his or her business to lecture you about your political beliefs in a manner or setting completely unrelated to the nature of your business? Receiving a trophy and a standing ovation for pretending to be someone else does not make your viewpoints anymore relevant than the censored convictions of common men or women living in most rural reaches of America. And it sure as hell doesn’t grant you domain over the autonomy of individuals who desire nothing more than to watch a celebration of artistic expression, or say a national sporting event, without being endlessly sermonized in addition to being fleeced with outrageous merchandising and ticket prices. It makes you an inconsiderate, insufferable excuse for a human being who somehow believes fame justifies celebrities selfishly bringing their political baggage into the living rooms of independent Americans who are sick and tired of being treated as second class citizens incapable of thinking for themselves.
ESPN prevented Asian American Robert Lee from announcing a Virginia college football game out of fears his birth name was racially insensitive but the very same network has allowed Jemele Hill to continue working despite calling President Trump and his supporters white supremacists and Nazis. Not surprisingly, the same “idealistic” colleagues defending Miss Hill’s unabridged right to voice her opinion outside of work were rejoicing when Curt Schilling was fired for sharing his support of North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law or when Country music icon Hank Williams Jr. was removed from ABC’s Monday Night Football for criticizing one Barack Obama. Sadly, such unforgivable hypocrisy is hardly coincidental considering the “The ESPYs” once gave their annual Arthur Ashe Courage Award to a 65 year-old, cross-dressing celebrity instead of a female college basketball player who eventually died battling cancer or a double-amputee war veteran turned champion triathlete. There is syndicated propaganda and then there is choreographed political terrorism masquerading as social progress. Change the channel, cut your cable cord or end your ESPN subscription until their producers no longer justify insulting millions of sports fans – the very country that affords us the opportunities to enjoy such sporting events with family and friends – while religiously honoring an unemployed quarterback who calls all police officers “pigs” and America “racist” for not celebrating a jaded, millionaire bigot who proudly mocks our national anthem, ignores the unrivaled ravages of black-on-black crime and incites civil unrest with unbridled glee. No show is worth your dignity, the universal values we teach our children, let alone those innocent lives lost amidst the violent aftermath of such irresponsible rhetoric. Hate doesn’t need a misguided sports anchor to confirm its existence; it merely requires a morally bankrupt medium to spread the false narrative that injustice is a one-way street. Until Jemele Hill is fired and this incessant glorification of Colin Kaepernick ends, I refuse to even consider watching another second of their shameless political subversion of the games I have loved since my childhood.
America was not forged with the red hammer of conformity, nor was our revered way of life preserved by the idle hands of modern entitlement. This republic was erected as an ideological bastion from which to harbor ordinary men and women from the historical remnants of injustice and to protect the indelible liberties of all mankind. As a sovereign nation defined by stringent geographic boundaries, our founding creed has no such limitations for life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness are universal birthrights derived from the dominion of God’s grace, creation and wisdom. And while it is true America cannot serve as the moral police of the world – bear the human cost of fighting every battle to free every forsaken soul from the clutches of oppression without their willingness to recognize and defeat tyranny themselves – there is no respite from the conscious aftermath of acquiesing to human atrocity.
Reducing our defenses to the point of non-existence, albeit for economic gain or misguided policy, is to leave ourselves at the mercy of malevolence. I do not subscribe to the pacifist conundrum that by burying our head in the sand, ignoring the atrocities of totalitarian states or Islamo-fascists, “We the People” make our country safer & the world a better place in which to reside. It is simply the equivalent of watching a rape across the street & doing nothing to stop it. Frankly, we are better than that. There is courage and then there is cowardice; no excuse will ever suffice in the annals of history or before the eyes of God. When our nation’s resolve was baptized beneath the ruddy carnage of Pearl Harbor our military was so vulnerable & neglected it took years of nationalizing private industry to rebuild our feeble defenses. For far too long the United States of America – the supposed fearless leader of the free world – callously hid behind a policy of isolationism as World War II raged on & millions were lost beneath the boot of German fascism & Japanese imperialism. In essence, by casting a shadow of weakness, our calculated indifference eliminated any hope of deterring or preventing such a horrific tragedy. Truly, how many more lives could have we saved? More profoundly, what if our families were the victims of Holocaust, the Ukrainian Famine or the Armenian genocide? Should I even have to ask such a selfish question?
Pretending evil does not exist, failing to prepare for its inevitability, will not save us from its wrath. Likewise, blaming America for 9/11 is but to embolden our enemies for they will never cease in their lust for our demise. If ISIS or North Korea can speak openly of their bloodthirsty hatred for Western Civilization, cultivate their culture of unapologetic brutality, why should this “last, best hope of mankind” cower in the politically convenient shadows of capitulation and appeasement? America is but a name, for it is freedom, tolerance, and our Judeo-Christian ideals they despise. To lower our guard out of some misplaced sense of guilt or to seduce political favor is to sentence this nation to that which we are already guaranteed: death. I do not fear death; I fear watching my loved ones needlessly suffer beneath the rolling fog of blind apathy as any chance for recourse or valor fades beyond the autonomy of my fingertips. For the sake of my children and the country I call home, I would rather fight for the soul of creation – the last vestiges of decency and hope – than to kneel before the soiled blade of subjugation of our. May God Bless the heroes and victims of September 11th, 2001 and may humanity forever honor its intrinsic duty to eradicate such unrepentant evil where ever it may exist.
Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they’re dedicated to “everyone” voting. This slippery admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn’t already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn’t discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can’t even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? Without proper identification how can election poll workers stop an unregistered voter who knows your name, date of birth and address, let alone someone casting multiple votes by assuming a different identity in each precinct? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to obtain a photo ID; yes, the very same pertinence you need to drive a car, file for welfare, cash a check, win the lottery, buy beer, board a plane, adopt a pet or attend the Democratic National Convention! There are excuses and then there are outright lies. If our elected officials were truly dedicated to eliminating fraud and ensuring the legitimacy of our elections, our sacred duty as citizens, every American would be required to pass a computerized fingerprint or retinal scan before voting. Professional con artists like Hillary Clinton welcome and encourage voter fraud because 99% of its existence favors leftist candidates. And now you know why criminals hate red tape almost as much as they mysteriously misplace their mug shots. Apparently cameras are racist too.
Any party or politician that cannot stand on the merits of their own convictions and public service record without the benefit of voter fraud is inherently wrong for America and a disgrace to the people they claim to serve. If you need to invent injustice and incite animosity to rally support for your withering candidacy, perhaps your chauffeur can wipe the blood off your “Stronger Together” bumper sticker as you bypass the ghetto graveyard of broken promises on the way to your daughter’s lavish wedding paid for with pilfered disaster relief funds. I don’t need to resurrect the newly forged registration cards of the dead to realize most Democrats have little regard for the integrity of our elections, the viability of our laws or the sovereignty of this nation. If you actually believe illegal immigrants and Islamic refugees know what’s better for America than everyday, law-abiding citizens who are privy and loyal to our founding ideals, your God-given liberties, then you deserve to live in a corrupt cesspool as your freedoms, sanity and property are slowly liquidated from your naive grasp. Anyone that zealously courts or engages in voter fraud solely to win an election – albeit through absentee, repetitive or non-citizen voting – is a stain on the soul of those men and women who died to procure and protect our way of life. If I need photo identification to buy a gun, then so should those casting a vote to potentially strip me of my Constitutional right to bear arms and defend myself against all forms of tyranny; or more profoundly, legalized lunacy.
For those who oppose or are outraged by President Trump’s decision to end DACA, or Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, I have one question: when does a lie built upon another lie suddenly become an unjust truth? As an Executive Order issued by Barack Obama right before the 2012 election, DACA was never legally binding let alone whimsically constitutional. While any President can issue Executive Orders that expound on existing law or direct certain federal agencies to act in a prescribed manner, our Chief Executive cannot use this inherent power as an attempt to bypass Congress, unilaterally write new law or invalidate current legislation. In other words, “illegal” immigration did and still does denote a punishable crime according to federal statutes.
The failure of Congressional Democrats to both ram and coyly sneak Amnesty by their Republican constituents on multiple occasions merely emboldened an already rogue President to further abuse his powers. Considering the Obama administration was later ordered by a federal Judge in 2015 to cease and desist distributing millions of Green Cards through the Department of Homeland Security as part of his Executive Amnesty plan – an oxymoron also known as Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans (DAPA) – it’s evident DACA was the first stone cast in a series of calculated distractions designed to specifically circumvent jurisprudence with the intent of triggering an unprecedented wave of unchecked immigration. When your goal requires using grown children as media props to deflect criticism in order to achieve De facto Amnesty for entire families – i.e., to protect countless illegals from deportation until Congress officially issues a reprieve or sanctuary states like California fraudulently grant them the right to vote – the Constitution, the welfare of actual citizens, is obviously of little concern in the Kangaroo Court of public opinion.
As someone who fully appreciates and supports the premise that is America, I openly welcome all legal immigrants who respect our sovereignty and complete the required naturalization process to pursue a better life. However, there is a stark difference between political exploitation – pardoned ignorance or indifference to achieve a corrupt political goal – and equal deference in the eyes of the law. Illegal immigration is not simply a harmless matter of trespassing that is needlessly blown out of proportion by white, patriotic xenophobes. In today’s climate of global terrorism and rising anti-American sentiment, illegal immigration represents a tangible threat to our national security, the functionality/survival of our schools and hospitals, and an undue burden on taxpayers; those men and women, in addition to competing with an influx of foreign labor for American jobs, must now account for the over $100 billion spent annually to care for impoverished immigrants or to incarcerate those criminal perpetrators among their ranks. Sound reasonable or remotely equitable…regardless of one’s nationality, creed or color? Or, if you like, just ask the survivors of Hurricane Harvey who now must reclaim their lives amidst the aftermath of $150 billion in devastation.
While I do not blame children for the wrongful misconduct of their migrating parents, such conscious choices do not negate a crime’s existence or change the nature of our laws. I for one do not and have never believed that a child born on American soil to non-citizens, especially ones conceived by illegal immigrants who knowingly disregarded our laws, is a natural born citizen. That, in my opinion, is purely wishful thinking born from false assumption. Whereas some believe the term “anchor baby” is a derogatory term used to wrongfully describe mere extenuating circumstances, I believe the acronym DACA is even more offensive once you realize a former President, ever fearful of losing his re-election bid amidst sagging approval numbers, concocted a completely illegitimate program that was actually designed to save immediate or extended families of illegal children from deportation by pulling on the heart strings of America. The fact DACA has existed this long without being struck down by the courts, dismissed by states or defunded by Congress is an absurd failing of our government’s clearly enumerated checks and balances. Since when did false appearances and corrupt intentions warrant concessions to the very pandering bureaucrats responsible for this enduring mess?
The Obama administration knew quite well most American voters with kids, or God forbid anyone with a soul, would not want to witness families being torn apart once a child was granted a protected status. Likewise, because most illegal aliens are not at risk of deportation, unless they’re felons, militant agitators or identified gang members, I believe Donald Trump’s pledge to delay ending DACA by six months so Congress can rightfully take action and “do their job” is both prudent and compassionate. Any subject matter as vast as immigration reform should always include the input and approval of all necessary parties and government branches. Not only have conniving politicians muddled a simple procedural issue of due diligence for decades, but in what other country can my “American or white privilege” receive immunity for illegally entering a sovereign nation; not withstanding committing robbery, assault, rape, tax or welfare fraud while claiming to be the victim of racism? And yes, excuse my common sense, but why aren’t Asian, European or Russian immigrants also marching under the hollow cries of injustice? As a firm believer in Karma, or more profoundly respect, accountability and honesty are the antidote for 99% of our ills both as a country and a species.
Despite the devious ploys of Democratic “Dreamers” and anti-American agitators, sympathy should never be a fabricated crisis molded into political capital but rather a sincere reaction born from true concern or mistreatment. For those DACA participants seeking to remain in America past the program’s termination despite lingering claims of “victimization”, I have no problem granting such a request as long as these individuals are fully vetted, abide by all terms of their “guest” worker/student status, are barred from receiving federal or state assistance during their stay and permanently denied voting privileges unless they leave the country, apply for re-entry and are granted citizenship under the new RAISED standards of naturalization. If DACA was truly about allowing “Dreamers” a chance to appreciate the countless blessings America affords to all – and not some bankrupt, partisan scheme to subvert our laws, discredit our founding values and forever tip America’s electoral balance – than hard work, earned trust and ample opportunity should more than suffice for those seeking to escape the depravity of their native countries to dine from the preserved tree of liberty.
As Texas begins the arduous journey of recovering from the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it is heartwarming to see so many complete strangers from different walks of life – regardless of race, wealth, or political affiliation – come together to selflessly help those in need. Although some critics will always attempt to politicize a natural disaster because they’re far too infantile to grasp the gravity of the situation or too callous to care for the true victims of misfortune, the courage and compassion shown by volunteers from across America are an inspiring reminder that it is not politicians or agendas that bind us, but a mutual love for life, liberty and an unwavering desire to protect our loved ones. And while we must not forget to grieve for those who died or to identity those soulless dregs who chose to loot property amidst the ongoing cries of human suffering, Texas is proof that a strong, independent spirit can also serve as the epitome of empathy and love. Just because fanatical factions within both parties tirelessly strive to dehumanize one another, to convince us hate, greed, and privilege are the most common modalities in society, by no means requires everyday people to accept their destructive premise or to follow the hollow prose of divisive parasites. For the moment we choose to abandon our humanity and God-given capacity to reason, to perceive one another as mortal enemies rather than innately seeing ourselves in all people and plights, is the moment America is forever lost. America is not a gender, a race, an economic class or the sum of a myopic two-party system where bitter pundits seek to drown our senses in misery and paranoia. It is the only country I want to call home. Tragedies like 9/11 or Hurricane Harvey should never have to remind us what it truly means to be an American; they should instinctively make us feel eternally grateful that we all are one.
When a scheduled Patriot Prayer Rally is reported as a white supremacist assembly by the media and therefore must be canceled due to security concerns, we’re no longer living in America – a country predicated on Judeo-Christian values and an indelible love of liberty – but George Orwell’s dystopian nightmare “1984”. Instead of Democrats and Republicans alike uniting in a civil setting for a peaceful demonstration of tolerance, a much needed refuge from the orchestrated hostility gripping our nation, AntiFa terrorists were allowed to harass and assault innocent bystanders as local police were once again nowhere to be found. Considering these brutal attacks would result in immediate arrests and an equal display of force by law enforcement on any other day, no excuse, degree of denial or apology will suffice. The only crime more hypocritical and egregious than hateful militants beating fleeing victims under the false flag of “stopping hate”, is for those officers who vowed to protect and serve our communities to consciously stand down in the face of such imminent brutality. When political allegiance or disdain for a President trumps common sense, duty, and any remote sense of remaining decency, the result clearly mirrors the madness.
Despite facing real injustice and oppression, Martin Luther King Jr. never hid behind a mask because true “social change” never validates violence, animosity through anonymity, it demands moral strength through visible courage. Those false accusers who blame the abused to justify smothering free speech or coerce undue concessions are by far the greatest embodiment of hate, societal division and civil unrest. The precedent we unwittingly set, or apathetically allow to endure, is the fire in which today’s children – America’s future – inevitably burn.
If progressives are not going to unconditionally condemn this proliferation of Marxist style propaganda and Nazi Gestapo tactics – justifying violence by fabricating fear and demonizing all political dissent as immoral extremism – it is only a matter of time before the oppressed bear arms against those seeking to put them, and their inalienable rights, in a permanent body bag. And on that perilous note, I call on President Trump, the FBI, and the Department of Justice to restore order, make arrests and to indict the unapologetic perpetrators of domestic terrorism. The single, greatest trick the media ever played was convincing millions of Americans “extremism” only pertains to the right side of the aisle, when in fact the intolerant left, the Democratic Party, is still the single greatest embodiment of radicalism in America today. How else can a political party built on racism, seduced by communism and now an adopted anti-American sanctuary of malcontents that increasingly moralizes mass conformity through the iron fist of fascism, continue to exist? Only in the alt-reality of disposable history, where indoctrinated ignorance and celebrated bliss converge to embrace the most notorious forms of human tyranny, are liberty and logic labeled as hate crimes for attempting to loosen the grip of tangible evil. The staged theatricality of blame and bigotry are powerful agents of deception in this escalated progressive war on truth, patriotism and ideological sovereignty.
Anyone who physically attacks Free Speech, terrorizes peaceful political rallies, should permanently lose their right to vote. Actual jail time/community service (no less than 30 days) and fiscal compensation should be dependent upon the severity of their crimes.
1) When confronted, threatened or attacked by a hostile Democratic Socialist, remove fascist coward’s mask because “innocent revolutionaries” should never be required to conceal their “honorable” identities
2) Take a picture or record a video of said “anonymous” criminal perpetrator(s) with the assistance of friends and/or like-minded associates. There is nothing illegal about defending yourself or identifying your assailants
3) Confiscate backpacks filled with AntiFa propaganda, weapons and other potentially unlawful pertinence
4) Document all materials for publication on an internent database entitled “AntiFa Unmasked” to expose militant thugs and warn fellow Americans of impending danger
5) Turn all acquired evidence into the police, along with signed affidavits of assaults, to secure indictments or at the very least provide law enforcement with an acute awareness of active anarchists and other radicalized suspects
6) Return to the scene of disbanded AntiFa hate, sing God Bless America and embrace/shake the hands of all willing pedestrians: regardless of gender, creed or color. Unity born from natural volition is never defined by uniform submission to fear or coerced conformity, but achieved amicably through a universal respect for liberty – the indispensable necessity of intellectual diversity – and by equally protecting all peaceful applications of dissenting opinion.
Only by standing together against the violent aspirations of organized hate, by demanding accountability and embodying civility in our communities, can decent, law-abiding Americans defeat the armies of intolerance – the applauded terrorist wing of the Democratic “resistance” – and restore our country’s founding premise of individual liberty for all and freedom from all forms of tyranny: both foreign and domestic.
Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Pizza? Fluffy? Absolute awareness? While creationism has left the door open for a secular crescendo of doubt, science has sought to rip the House of God off its theological foundation and definitively answer the most evasive question in human history: who or what created life as we know it? Thus, the intergalactic search for the fingerprints of divinity and friendly aliens has produced perhaps the most controversial hypothesis ever put forth: the Big Bang theory.
As both a disciple of Christ and the evolutionary embodiment of science, knowledge gained through observation and mathematical probability, I too love the Big Bang: that iconic moment when atheists magically appear to protest an imaginary God. Or perhaps, just maybe, all that mass and energy that was bottled up and inexplicably confined for eternity…but not in the form of an omnipotent being or conscious energy of course…was the catalyst of intelligent design. Where there is structure; there is purpose. Where there is purpose; there is intent. Don’t you love when a Mercedes materializes out of thin air without a single engineer, commercial or mechanical blueprint? The fact the humane genome stretches to the moon and back over 250,000 times shouldn’t scare any “nonbelievers” or raise any red flags of evolution. Yes, that was empirical doubt disguised as sarcasm. Fred Hoyle, the scientific author of the Big Bang, called his celebrated hypothesis dubious at best and highly unlikely due to the massive statistical improbability the right amount of force and mass would correctly mix in order to form celestial objects and in the process, exact life.
In order to keep from becoming the biggest dud in unrecorded history, or the biggest anomaly since Pop Rocks and Pepsi, the Big Bang had to essentially catch lightning in a bottle. How so? Balance, Danielson; balance! If this cosmic explosion was too strong, matter would only exist in a gaseous form, diffusing at such a substantial rate that stars or planets would be unable to take shape. Likewise, if the bang was too weak, gravity would have pulled the expanding matter back unto itself, eradicating any possibility of celestial bodies forming. As a primer to this singular event, our world renowned astrophysicist Fred Hoyle estimated the odds of life forming on its own to the tune of one shot in ten to the forty thousandth power. That number is so astronomical, excuse the pun, not even a socialist with a meth, yacht and gambling addiction could spend it. Wow, good thing our Indian ancestors taught us how to count. Forget that, I need a solar-powered calculator.
The probability that life started on its own is 1 x 10-40,000.
Therefore, we would naturally ask ourselves if some “entity”
was behind the beginning of life. When scientists test
hypotheses, they test what is called the null hypothesis
or a statement opposite of the hypothesis that presumes
the original hypothesis is wrong. In this case a scientist
would attempt to validate the assumption there was no
entity behind the beginning of life; that it began by chance.
The researcher then determines the probability that the
null hypothesis being tested is false. The standard used
to reject a null hypothesis is = 0.95. A 0.05 probability
can be restated as 1 × 10-1.3. As such, the probability
that life started on its own is many magnitudes smaller
than 0.05. Thus, a scientist using standard statistical
methodology would easily reject the statement that
life began by mere chance.
Life, in its most elementary form, is far from some archaic stew; a random assemblage of mix and match proteins. The DNA of the simplest bacteria contains nearly ten trillion bits of information, more than five million paired bases, all precisely encoded for the purposes of survival and reproduction. And you thought your computer was a dinosaur? Don’t flatter yourself! By contrast, a human’s DNA is a scintillating sequence of approximately three billion paired bases of four separate chemicals; each arranged in perfect order. To duplicate the supposed biological splendor of human evolution, you must flawlessly sequence our DNA through mere adaptation and chance alone. Furthermore, you will be completely isolated, unable to consult anyone or anything, and must finish this paltry paradigm in a little less than 4.6 billion years. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. You cannot begin until the first sign of life appears, which, according to some scientists, will take at least a billion years under the most ideal circumstances; not excluding, of course, that little meteor mishap, the occasional ice age or the ecological plunder from the unlicensed fireworks of super volcanoes.
If you feel like you just gave birth to an accountant, or better yet Carl Sagan in a turtleneck, you’re not alone. And what does Charles Darwin think about his fashion sense or better yet the butterfly collar effect of this biological quagmire; you know, that English naturalist who floated the supremacy of evolution as the genesis of life and not the divine blueprint from which engineered life evolved?
“To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable
contrivances for adjusting the focus to different
distances, for admitting different amounts of light, for
the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration,
could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I
freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
~Charles Darwin, 1859
Other than the inevitability of death, neither science nor religion can definitively lay claim to the throne of creation. Science cannot disprove the existence of a god, though it can “theoretically” account for the origins of life. Religion cannot prove the existence of a god, though any account of creationism must ultimately utilize some form of intelligent design…a scientific framework. Thus, by some literary twist of fate, it seems our two competing notions of universal induction are cosmically linked, or in modern nomenclature, sleeping under the same roof! Please excuse me while I read a little “Genesis” before going to bed and magically begin to feel “genetically” enlightened. I don’t need to solve a riddle or look in the mirror to know life is an unrivaled gift that cannot be enumerated, dismissed or reduced to the palatable tastes of scientific conjecture.
“As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.” ~Allen West
Nearly 1,000 protesters descended upon the NFL’s headquarters in New York to demand Colin Kaepernick is signed by a new team. Yes, the very same man who turned the football field into his personal political playground and who forgot he was paid to play a sport, is somehow now a victim of racist owners who refuse to lose more paying customers by indulging his wanton disregard. Yet, not one of these outraged activists have organized a single demonstration (let alone mentioned) concerning the 6,000 black homicide victims of annual black crime, the roughly 40% on welfare, the highest unemployment rate of any racial demographic in the U.S., or the fact less than 50% of blacks currently own a home. Raising a fist of solidarity through social media or kneeling during the National Anthem does nothing to assuage the true source of urban America’s struggles: the moral decay of our communities, absentee parents, rampant crime and drug abuse, insufficient higher education and job training, a crumbling work ethic and a glaring lack of respect for ourselves, our fellow man and America itself.
I don’t need a crystal ball to realize if Colin Kaepernick was a white player not one protest would have been held to validate his foolish actions. In what other universe can an athlete insult his fellow countrymen, disrespect their native flag, and not be attacked by fans, let alone keep his lucrative job? These volatile public displays concocted in the name of “social justice” are little more than opportunistic grandstanding designed to seek pity, fame or undue concessions through mass coercion, rather than getting in the unoccupied trenches of societal change and working tirelessly towards solving these perennial problems. Unfortunately for the resumes or Mr. Kaepernick, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, real “hope and change” requires responsible, competent leaders willing to lead by their actions – getting their hands dirty in the absence of fawning cameras and political agendas – without giving endless speeches, shouting racism at every misfortune and self-inflicted wound, or cashing seven-figure checks to further one’s professional aspirations. If you’re going to pawn off another decade of celebrated moral decadence, racial division and urban blight to the next sold-out generation of affirmative inaction, at least have the gall to admit the circus comes to town only once every four years. At least then the black community will know what the going price is for used stage props.
ESPN has temporarily replaced an Asian American employee who was scheduled to announce a nationally televised football game in Virginia because his name is Robert Lee. No, that is not a typo and yes I wish I was joking. Somewhere a black Elvis has a job for not being Elvis and somehow no one has rioted or asked for a paternity test! Forgive my functional spine, but how do these neutered, hyper-apologetic and spoonfed sponges even make it out their door without spontaneously combusting from exhaling carbon dioxide or drowning in a kiddie pool overflowing with their own unbottled, politically correct tears? Although I typically love to watch a good farce, here’s a little friendly FYI, ESPN: your attempt to place bubble wrap around the fragile feelings of coddled Antifa and BLM viewers who probably cuss, drink, discriminate and watch porn even more than your network needlessly interjects social victimization into sports…was distinctly and unequivocally racist! Sorry but Asian lives matter too; no matter how bad your ping pong ratings may be! Next time try sending every melting snowflake traumatized by the mere coincidence of a name, a box of chocolate laxatives, a “shit happens” t-shirt and a signed picture of Forrest Gump wearing his U.S. Army uniform while defending his white hippie crush from an abusive communist at a Black Panther meeting. Or, if you prefer insanity with a side of infamy, just hire a surly replacement named Joseph Stalin and not one of your liberal viewers will be offended or wonder why the Ukraine never brings halftime snacks. Who would have guessed Gulags don’t have cable? Or food?!! Ignorance, not reality, is now the most widely acceptable form of political flattery.
The reason the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed that hate speech constitutes protected free speech is because putting limits on self-expression inevitably invites further censorship, and if left unchecked, legalized tyranny. It is common knowledge the left wants to punish and even criminalize those political deviants who do not believe in global warming, gun control, abortion, illegal immigration or who refuse to address transgenders by their adopted pronoun of choice; and in some instances, some states and institutions have already sought to impose such nonsense. While I despise the racist rhetoric of the KKK, BLM, or La Raza, their right to do so is the crux of maintaining a free republic founded upon individual liberty. However, with that being said, please allow me to strongly digress. There is a stark contrast between detestable free speech and those who incite violence or seek to silence others through brutal oppression. The best way to confront the oxymoron known as AntiFa – the anti-fascist, fascist gang of partisan anarchists who oppose white supremacy with racial bigotry and defend democracy with death threats – is to confront them with overwhelming numbers wherever their hateful ranks seek validation through chaos. Only by recording their vile stupidity – their reckless assault on police, political dissent, patriotic Americans and the Constitution itself – can we defeat this rising tide of millennial fascism and educate the public, our children and future generations, as to the true destructive nature of the intolerant left.
The more the Democratic Party and the applauding media justifies the dissolution of discourse and all civility, the more likely these sponsored domestic terrorists are to exact further bloodshed and torment our communities. Nevertheless, as a fellow citizen and concerned friend, I must urge great caution. Never confront these masked cowards alone or without possessing some means of self-defense. The backpack brigade of college dropouts, gender militants, unemployed Marxists, and self-entitled video game assassins reside in a detached bubble, or quite possibly their parents air conditioned basement, where reality and empathy no longer exist. Any organization that is willing to drag an old woman with our flag, weaponize their bodily fluids against law enforcement, cut a pregnant mother, or ransack a public official’s home, obviously possesses no soul or any semblance of human decency. Because there is strength in numbers, but more profoundly providence by embodying unwavering resolve, “We the Everyday People” who come from all walks of life, who love our country and respect the rule of law regardless of our differences, will no longer be intimidated or accept living in a decaying state of perpetual moral depravity. Without coercion or needless savagery, our voices and mass demonstration of unity must dwarf any wandering band of sadistic malcontents or screeching bullhorn of blind contempt. The armies of ignorance who seek mass conformity to a regressive agenda, to demonize liberty and the voters of any election result they violently reject, represent the worst type of hate; fear born from the false propaganda of an aspiring police state. The only fate worse than living in a totalitarian nightmare is refusing to recognize the unopposed beginnings of one.
For those who believe removing monuments has nothing to do with whitewashing history along partisan or racial lines, allow me an antiquated moment of indulgence. Although institutionalized remnants of Hitler and his infamous Third Reich were rightfully removed across Deutschland, there are countless young Germans today who know of his reign but are completely oblivious to the numerous atrocities committed by Nazi Germany. Many of their native citizens still do not believe concentration camps existed or that 6 million Jews were even exterminated as part of the Final Solution. Due to national embarrassment and/or fear of further retribution, these inconvenient truths were commonly omitted from their classrooms and history books; which, ironically, parallel the attempt by some U.S. educators and historians to conceal the Democratic party’s racist roots, insistence upon slavery, legacy of obstructing civil rights and indoctrination of Marxist/Islamic beliefs.
Until progressives accept that light and darkness innately exists in us all, for only our choices ultimately delineate our past from our future, their refusal to condemn their party’s tainted symbol and sordid history should be far more offensive than any weathered memorial that doesn’t reduce a man’s contributions to whether or not he associated with human servitude. Otherwise, please explain how an intolerant ideology founded by a glorified pedophile, misogynist, murder and thief has nearly two billion ardent followers today without the civilized world demanding a single reformation of its most barbaric practices and beliefs? Rather, now the executioners of American history are demanding Western xenophobes assist the unapologetic immigrants of Islam’s destructive creed.
If removing Confederate artifacts has nothing to do with sanitizing history or discrediting our heritage – subverting our founding values by demanding concessions through incited racial conflict – please explain how the besieged memories of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln are suddenly the American equivalent of Adolf Hitler or even Vladimir Lenin: a ruthless communist dictator guilty of genocide against his own people who Seattle currently honors with no less than 7 statues. And yet in this epicenter of progressive thought and social justice, not one, angry, offended soul has defaced them or demanded their removal? Although the Egyptian pyramids are universally revered as one of the seven wonders of the world, a monumental achievement of our ancient ancestors, I can find no condemnation by world leaders or organized protests over the fact they required prolonged slave labor, the forced conscription of peasants, and mass death. Do their lives or rights not matter or is history essentially a platform from which to evolve, dissect and understand, not posthumously adjudicate for political gain in order to justify mob violence hundreds of years after such injustices occurred?
Does the fact New York City harbored more slaves than any other city (except Charleston) and was founded by Dutch slave traders warrant its dissolution; a thriving metropolis that now resides over a notorious “Negro Cemetery” because black slaves weren’t deemed worthy of being laid to rest with Christian whites? No, not even one toppled statue or public accusation of White Supremacy? Hmm, how not ironic. As expected, not one of liberal New York’s historical sites or erected personages of pride was vandalized to resurrect the forsaken or seek recompense if only for posterity’s sake.
Without perspective and unbiased reflection, it’s disturbing how quickly basic decorum morphs into AntiFa militants impersonating ISIS henchman by cursing free speech, assaulting innocent bystanders and destroying anything that contradicts or poses a threat to their hateful agenda. As “We the People” now wander aimlessly in this weaponized cloud of orchestrated deception, how many campaign issues that were so crucial to voters and Congressional candidates in November have resulted in meaningful discourse and earnest cooperation during past sixth months? The same public servants citizens elected to fulfill their solemn duty of working towards solving America’s most pressing issues in a civil environment, are now fully content spending every waking moment spreading absurd accusations, trading juvenile dispersions and waging petty vendettas that merely deepen partisan distrust, impede lasting progress and allow our government to toil in a perpetual state of dysfunction and undeterred corruption.
When politicians refuse to acknowledge the most glaring hypocrisies and toxic ploys used to suffocate common sense and poison unity, everything America has fought to overcome is surrendered to her salivating enemies as the social decoys of sexism, racism and inanimate objects are religiously blamed to justify the aftermath of false allegation. In a nation predicated upon helping the opressed escape the unjust whims of tyranny, who needs the annoyance of anecdotal history when pointing the sanctimonious finger of mass hysteria is sufficient enough for triggering cultural euthanasia.
When I watch a staged mockery of kneeling U.S. veterans weeping at the feet of modern tribal leaders, basically begging for forgiveness amidst a media circus of cultivated resentment for actions they did not commit, witness or entirely understand, it is nothing short of disgraceful. Such shameless propaganda validating Hollywood stereotypes merely inflames lingering tensions by seeking the blessing of those who willingly portray themselves as the living remnants of unprovoked American aggression – i.e., the helpless and unsuspecting victims of Anglo-Saxon brutality – but never as the descendants ruthless predators who routinely embodied animosity and death to conquer any vulnerable target or perceived enemy without fear or reservation.
As someone who has studied Native American history, the Trail of Tears and the legacies of Pontiac, Tecumseh, Sitting Bull and Chief Joseph, I take great umbrage with pundits who claim America was nothing more than a bloodthirsty invader who can never atone for its past transgressions. I make no excuses for our government’s measured betrayals or those rogue generals who sought glory and fame through the cross-hairs of hate. Such grotesque violations were wrong and unequivocally beneath our nation’s founding charter. However, if we’re merely being objective observers, and not coerced apologists, Native Americans were hardly the benevolent and peaceful “victims” of European imperialism as portrayed by cinema and liberal academia. Vicious tribes like the Apache, Comanche, Cheyenne and Lakota butchered each other in droves – attacked settlements, federal outposts and mere common transients out of spite – and even kept defeated enemies as trophy slaves; routinely engaging in human trafficking with other tribes or French, Dutch and English traders.
It is also of little coincidence that nearly all Indians were highly adept in the art of human suffering. From the infamous practice of scalping men, women, and children – which colonialists later adopted as proof of successful kills – to removing the organs of captured adversaries while they were still alive, the sheer animosity and distrust of competing civilizations, let alone neighbors, merely fed the incessant brutality of the day. If you can imagine being buried up to your chin in the desert, or left to rot beneath the glaring sun as a sacrificial snack for ants, scorpions, or snakes, “injustice” is hardly a historically exclusive term. It’s a human trademark.
The rise of the American Indian population was eerily similar to colonial expansion in that they displaced other supposed “invaders”, earlier nomadic cultures, by “infringing” upon their lands and/or using brute force to establish supremacy. In essence, those more adept at killing and conquering their enemy survived for sovereignty was only as relevant as the strength of your spear or the aim of your arrow. And unlike the countless victims of Indian hostilities, which are too often disregarded by history revisionists, many of these tribes received monetary compensation, land grants, and tax abatements…which modern day descendants now use for commercial ventures such as casinos and mining ventures, or via subsidized college tuition. If equality demands equal treatment and unconditional respect, why aren’t all victims viewed or paid the same? To say any sect of humanity owns the political rights to human suffering in a world defined by universal hostility is to claim one form of terminal cancer is far more tragic than another. Educating all subsequent generations and foreign creeds to unite against such senseless brutality, however, is far more beneficial to the moral evolution and survival of mankind than any misguided attempt at financial recompense.
Contrary to misconception, the so-called derogatory term “red skin” was first adopted by Indian delegations as a term of endearment and solidarity when meeting with then President James Madison, rather than a callous epithet created solely to belittle an entire race. Like our newfound republic, they sought strength in numbers to survive an inevitable battle of attrition. Regardless of how we judge one another through the spectrum of history, I will always revere Native Americans as fiercely independent, skilled survivalists who instinctively found a symbiotic relationship with nature. Although they were deeply spiritual and highly perceptive, their way of life inevitably succumbed, like so many others before them, to an even greater force of nature: technology, or more succinctly, the mind of man. While both groups adopted and assimilated advantageous aspects of each other’s culture over the centuries…horticulture, horses, medicinal applications, tactical weapons…the supremacy of any civilization has always resided in its capacity for war.
Unlike those European countries that evolved from perpetual warfare, American Indians simply lacked the numbers and technological advancement necessary to defeat a more powerful and versatile foe. And if they by some chance repelled the rapid proliferation of Western society, who knows how different the world would be today in the extensive wake of America’s absence, economic prowess, military might, transcendent discoveries and immutable ideals. Otherwise, in a parallel universe of political correctness and mandatory guilt transference, the rightfully proud society of surviving Native Americans could very well be asked to apologize to the victimized descendants of European colonialists for being the historically superior nation or for instinctively guarding their borders to preserve their country, their culture and their very lives. In other words, placing an asterisk on an epitaph marking historical injustice is as pointless as asking your newborn baby permission to forgive you for being born a white male who must now atone for his genetically inherited sins. We all possess an inherent right to forge a life free from the burden of assumed obligation and the wrongful allocation of past strife.
If more spoiled athletes refuse to honor the flag, respect our veterans/fallen heroes and recognize the countless blessings America innately affords all people, I suggest playing the national anthem before players are introduced or can even take the field. Why give a growing faction of ungrateful millionaires a national stage to needlessly politicize sports and thus feed the cultivated myth injustice is the private property of any sole ethnic group? Just because some foolishly choose to believe the senseless propaganda claiming a majority of Americans, Donald Trump voters and police officers are white supremacists, doesn’t make it so. It makes overpaid, fully-grown men recklessly paranoid and ostensibly gullible.
This country, those families spending hundreds of dollars just to attend a single game, deserve far better than such a grotesque display of ignorance and coddled lack of appreciation. Since when did insulting generations of loyal fans become an acceptable form of entertainment? The same whining activists currently threatening to protest NFL games because Colin Kaepernick is now unsurprisingly unemployed, were eerily quiet when Tim Tebow – a former Heisman trophy winner who won 6 games consecutively and beat the Steelers in the playoffs during his first season as a starter – was routinely mocked for his religious beliefs and couldn’t even secure a roster spot as a back-up quarterback on a last place team only one year later. Perhaps if he beat his girlfriend, wore socks portraying cops as pigs or partied with escorts on a yacht in Key West, he would have generated enough “street cred” to win the support of the anti-American establishment.
It’s an ominous failing of our culture, our most intrinsic values, when reciting an universally inclusive prayer during a nationally televised game would garner far more contempt from the media than those applauded opportunists inciting hatred of our country, the law enforcement community, with their misguided actions and morally select outrage. Until 70% of NFL players realize less than 10 percent of the population accounts for 50% of all violent crime in America – the fact a black athlete is 30 times more likely to be murdered by another black man than shot by a “racist” police officer – the only flag anyone should be protesting on Sunday is that of the yellow variety. Although bigotry and injustice will always exist in some form or facet of society, a hypothetical future forged upon the replayed cards of racial distrust and adopted victimization will inevitably falter beneath the collective weight of endless accusation. United we stand, but divided humanity falls.
A few final thoughts on Charlottesville…
This entire political melodrama reeks of an orchestrated ruse for two reasons. First, the “Unite the Right” march organizer, Jason Kessler, was a known Occupy Wall Street participant and a vocal Obama supporter who held many traditionally liberal views: such as, but not limited to, gun control, abortion rights and socialist healthcare. He is no more a voice for right-minded Americans than I am for Antifa. Second, no self-respecting conservative, libertarian, Independent or traditional Republican would align themselves with the KKK, white supremacists, knowing how tirelessly the media has worked to paint Donald Trump as a lifelong racist and Nazi sympathizer since the inception of his campaign. While I do not deny hate groups have held public events for decades, it’s obvious this specific gathering was targeted and hijacked by prodding leftists with the explicit intent of instigating violence and manufacturing national outrage to further undermine the President’s endlessly besieged credibility. Why else would local police from a known Democratic state stand down in the face of eminent hostility, anarchy and potential loss of life? If it smells like fire but looks like arson, the most plausible explanation typically resides in the spark of false accusation emanating from the sponsored bullhorn of those critics who unapologetically wish for your death.
Media charlatans and lynch mob Democrats want to censure, even impeach the President for saying he unconditionally opposes hate groups and violence in his original public response to Charlottesville. And yes, I’m pretty sure that universal maxim included white supremacists, Neo Nazis and those KKK members who fought with Antifa and BLM agitators in the name of “unity”. When your only goal is to slander, assassinate or remove the President by any means possible, the simplest statements become the most offensive and misconstrued truths. Or, if common sense is far too taxing on the average anarchist, anti-American mind, perhaps the unbiased jurors of mob justice should smash some more historical monuments to end racism, dig up a few more Confederate graves to combat depravity, or demand the posthumous inquisition of our Forefathers who apparently must now be evicted from the very Constitutional Republic they risked their lives to build – to provide a better life for the poor, the persecuted and the forsaken from all walks of life – but just not stricken from the transcendent document that provided the indelible means for America to overcome the most glaring injustices stemming from any culturally accepted norm during any socially imperfect era.
Burning America to the ground will not make the world a better place, or right past wrongs, it will merely reaffirm who truly despises our way of life and seeks to divide us according to the identity politics of race, gender or any variety of “victimized” plights. Who needs the validation of foresight when fascism is offering ignorance by erasing history for free?
Free speech does not cease in a nation predicated upon individual liberty, nor does it inevitably qualify as a “hate crime” simply because you disagree with or are deeply offended by the personal beliefs of others. There are no ‘safe spaces’ from the self-inflicted micro-aggressions of reality…i e., one’s own insecurities or deep-seated biases. Tolerance, disregarding the newly socially engineered version that slanders or threatens divergence with now disturbing regularity, is a prerequisite of free will and the fundamental crux of open and constructive discourse; a Socratic ideal colleges should be obstinately preserving rather than forcibly constricting in the name of fostering political uniformity.
Students, our own sons and daughters, should never be afraid to speak their mind out of fear of condemnation or retribution in our institutions of higher learning, let alone in the sovereign confines of a constitutional republic that openly rebelled against intrusive government, religious persecution, and the oppression of mankind’s natural born rights. If the immediate goal is to label all conservative views as hate speech, then the ultimate objective is the dissolution of our nation’s founding premise and the justified demise of due process. Tyranny goes by many names and you don’t have to be a philosophy student to matriculate into the baited den of madness. One merely must realize that totalitarianism is a futile endeavor because human nature, regardless whether America is buried and replaced by the most progressive state, will always challenge the limitations of any authoritative society that seeks to stifle our unique faculties and man’s innate desire to be free. While freedom of speech does not guarantee freedom from consequences, nor does it pardon terroristic threats, those activists attempting to suffocate the rights of unwelcome perspective, using “racism” as a justifiable alibi to incite violence and civil unrest, represent a far more nefarious threat to America’s survival than those brash voices willing to speak their coarse minds and openly face their detractors. The first step in accepting tyranny or unconditional subjugation is to rationalize why you must first surrender your rightful independence.
Although I have no love, respect or earthly need for white or black supremacists, ANTIFA, La Raza, the Muslim Brotherhood or Marxist-Leninists, no one sect or ideology should be less entitled or more accountable for their actions. To quote Voltaire, and to rejoice in the “Common Sense” of Thomas Paine, I may disagree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, Christian, atheist, white, black, gay, straight, rich, poor, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton…to bask in the light of liberty, the transcendent gifts of humanity’s intellectual prowess, spiritual and empathetic capacity, is to shed the shackles of coerced silence. Those beliefs which cannot stand upon their own merits and withstand the natural rigors of honest scrutiny, will in due time wilt beneath the unsustainable of their own hypocrisy. When confronting “hate speech” requires the political distraction of false accusation, juvenile antagonism and welcomed brutality, the so-called justified response becomes far more deadly and divisive than an annual parade of fools or the mere deployment of words. I am far more wary of those lost souls who are willing to adopt the morally bankrupt premise of senseless rhetoric, then those who merely speak of it to solicit attention.
Right or wrong, I would much rather embrace the uncertainties of individuality, encourage the open exchange of competing ideas to challenge my convictions and unearth the best possible solutions, than to faintly exist amidst the blaring stigma of stereotype to justify mass conformity. Progress, our insatiable thirst for excellence and innovation, isn’t born solely from the comfort of serenity or the pulpit of self-righteousness; it is most often forged from the fires of failure, dissent, necessity and most notably, self-discovery. If people are not willing to discern truth from fiction, volition from fascism as sentient beings, then perhaps it is the media’s job to tell us what to think, feel, eat and drink. Two and a half centuries of Americans didn’t toil and sacrifice so their tepid descendants could bite their tongue and recoil in fear amidst the Orwellian tactics of glorified political terrorists. They risked their very lives and the welfare of their children so the flame of freedom, the very First Amendment of our inalienable Bill of Rights, would endure without condition. These unfiltered voices of free will knew what it meant to be an American; more succinctly, they overwhelmingly understood their liberties were a birthright, derived from the grace of God, and not ransomed by any government decree or bloodthirsty movement.
As long as the media wastes more time and resources manipulating public opinion to needlessly demonize or potentially “assassinate” our President – his repeated recognition and clear rejection of hate in all facets of America – instead of equally exposing the actual instigators and perpetrators of mob violence, hate will grow in congruence with society’s unwillingness to identify racism without the prism of political consent. Inflaming century old racial tensions simply to selectively report hate exists, does nothing to alleviate its existence or to responsibly condemn intolerance in any of its sprouting forms. Even if ANTIFA, the KKK and the sponsored armies of fascism beat their perceived enemies into submission, they would merely ensure the reciprocal means of their own demise. You can no more command the dead than a tyrant can earn the respect of the brutally oppressed. When “tolerance” requires bloody knuckles and hateful epithets – flash mobs of masked thugs assaulting political dissent – America becomes the first casualty of partisan contempt. Anarchy, however, eagerly invites them all.
The Confederate or “Rebel Flag” so widely commercialized today, the suddenly controversial symbol which replaced the original “Stars and Bars” of the Confederacy in 1863, was merely the battle flag of the Northern Virginia Army under General Lee. It later became the official embodiment of state sovereignty in the face of excessive or intrusive federal power; a struggle that continues today against militant groups like Antifa who believe centralized rule – silencing dissent, wealth redistribution and assigning conditional rights – is the answer for erasing America’s imperfect history and finally achieving racial/economic equality once and for all. Wheres the infamous Nazi swastika represented white supremacy, fascism and mass genocide under Adolf Hitler, the Confederate flag came to fruition long after human servitude first appeared in America. To those proud descendants outside of the race-baiting media plantation, the “Dixie Flag” remains largely symbolic of those fiercely independent states that were loyal to our founding creed of limited government, rather than the sole product of those racist attitudes so prevalent throughout the 19th century world.
Just because liberal academia has convinced a sizable portion of America the “Confederacy” possessed no redeemable achievements outside of slavery – such as our early agrarian prowess or saving America by defending New Orleans alongside black and Indian volunteers during the War of 1812 – doesn’t invalidate their contributions to a country that now affords millions of immigrants and minorities opportunities their native countries could faintly fathom. And yet as we stand in this Orwellian whirlwind of purging history and labeling politicians racist who dare employ reason rather than joining the firing squad, how ironic is it no one is asking the Dutch, the English, Portugal or Spain -nations who streamlined slave trading to the New World – to surrender their recognized colors or commissioned monuments of so-called national identity? If “We the People” are going to be historically accurate in this politically correct centrifuge of posthumously adjudicating justice, shouldn’t America give equal credence and outrage to those symbols, leaders and organizations that bear equal, if not more horrific legacies?
Unless knowledge now requires a press pass to buy Nazi memorabilia on Amazon, which it doesn’t, the Democratic Party fiercely defended the institution of slavery for over 30 years since its inception, forged the KKK as the terrorist arm of their party to dissuade blacks from voting, and opposed nearly every civil rights reform from the Emancipation Proclamation to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If Dylann Roof was guilty of being an unapologetic racist, the twisted disciple of the KKK, Democrats are undoubtedly his founding father; the same ideological seed behind the fascist/supremacist factions of the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, Occupy Wall Street, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter. Coincidence? Hardly.
The black flag of ISIS, an internationally despised symbol of religious intolerance and hatred – guilty of denying women basic civil rights, killing gays for merely existing, and beheading nonbelievers at will – has been spotted in Muslim communities across America and its representatives have even been invited to college campuses; the supposed safe harbors of enlightenment for our youth. Does embracing such antiquated evil not enable further depravity, degrade our societal values and inherently invite more death? How is it a flash mob of rabid delinquents “rightfully” destroyed a divisive city memorial that had nothing to do with the civil unrest their ranks consciously sought in Charlottesville, but the images of Che Guevara, Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx, infamous Communists and/or known mass murderers, have become an honorable political statement and the preferred wall décor of students and educators nationwide; yes, notorious butchers also displayed in the election headquarters of the former President of the United States. If I may be so bold, where is the outrage, the acute awareness and ingrained sensitivity for mass injustice? Those who violently seek to eradicate history for the “common good” are typically the one’s most readily implicated its existence or most likely to repeat its timeless failings.
If people find solace in toppling statues and blaming a flag that has flown for 150 years for the misguided actions of a deranged driver triggered by the violent clash of orchestrated chaos, so be it. There is enough tangible guilt and cultured misconception to indict both sides. But know this; banning a colored piece of nylon or smashing monuments to sanitize history and appease anarchists will not heal America’s racial divide or assuage this culture war progressives are waging to achieve their goal of criminalizing American history. It is but a convenient scapegoat camouflaging America’s true ills and moral decay. And because most of these radical leftists view America as an evil construct of white imperialism and greed, where does this purge of the most transcendent country in modern history effectively end? Better yet, where would this “beacon of hope” be without our imperfect past and subsequent cultural growth from these transgressions?
Does the fact George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves during an era when it was culturally acceptable, diminish their indelible contributions to this nation, the Constitution, or somehow negate their life’s work? If a black athlete murders his wife or an illegal immigrant kills an officer while fleeing arrest, does that make their life moot and devoid of all meaning? Apparently not if you’re an anti-American radical who views all morality, one’s intrinsic value, almost solely through the prism of race. The more “anti-racists” view patriotism as the most prevalent form of enduring bigotry, how long will it be before our flag, the National Anthem, is stripped from our schools, the military or sporting events because its deemed just too offense for public consumption? Once you realize our sons and daughters are being sent home for wearing patriotic clothes, penalized by teachers for supporting the Second Amendment, Donald Trump or God forbid the rights of the unborn, the delineation between freedom and fascism has never been so frail.
America, like all noteworthy civilizations, clearly bears its share of misgivings and missteps. However, the United States Constitution, and not the flawed cultural norms of any era, provided the blueprint for overcoming society’s most daunting challenges and glaring injustices. Because of our Founder’s sacrifices and the foresight of their surviving wisdom, our capacity for self-reflection and societal evolution, I earnestly believe America has contributed far more to the dignity, potential and liberty of mankind – from her countless transcendent discoveries to centuries of economic liberation and by repeatedly confronting tyranny across the globe – than those despotic regimes and inhumane ideologies that continue to flourish today beneath the slumbering scorn of opportunists who continue to disparage America with unbridled pleasure.
While historians and media revisionists attempt to make America the immortalized epitome of human bondage, despite the fact less than 2% of all Americans owned slaves at the height of the Antebellum period, slavery was a global product of cultural relativism that stretched from Mesopotamia to the heart of Africa – the custom bartering practices of African tribes that sold their brethren for common trinkets and an industry that still thrives today with little to no protest or interference from the international community. Contrary to tales of unwavering moral clarity and universal symbiotic harmony, even Native American tribes engaged in slave trading and claimed conquered enemies as indentured servants. Are the armies of millennial mob justice picketing Indian casinos, protesting their federal and state tax exemptions, or burning Teepees dawning hundreds of Southwestern gift shops? Whether proceeded by a spear, a whip, or an Apache Attack helicopter, human nature is the most consistent trigger of injustice but the most grotesquely misconstrued fingerprint of politicized blame.
No, I’m not absolving the South for its sins, I’m just putting them into perspective. There are millions of decent, compassionate, law-abiding Southerners who aren’t racist or murderers, who proudly bear the colors of the Confederate Flag to honor their ancestors, and who also unconditionally weep for any man or woman killed by soulless bigots. If the enduring struggle of racism and mass violence can be pinpointed to the existence of inanimate objects and not the rogue acts of disturbed individuals, blind hate groups, then we should rejoice in the naïve delusion that wiping the enduring images of Islamic extremism and Communist oppression off the face of the earth will eradicate their destructive creeds forever. Or is their survival simply a matter of historical context and personal choice? Well that depends on whether or not you’re the modern disciple of 60’s radicals and subversive Marxists living in a land predicated upon individual liberty. Although disagreement is inevitable and discourse the innate blessing of living in a free republic, indulging militants who abolish civility for celebrated anarchy marks the end of everything our Constitution represents and what centuries of Americans fought to preserve.
Do not believe for one moment the same lynch mob mugging the moral high ground would not hesitate to destroy Mount Rushmore, drag “demonized” conservatives from their Congressional offices or ransack Corporate offices in the name of social justice. Any person or party that can support an organization founded by a Nazi supremacist with the founding goal of exterminating the black race – one that sells dissected baby parts for profit, no less – will have few qualms following in the soiled footsteps of fascist Germany or Maoist China to coerce conformity, imprison ideas and destroy the mindful teachings of mankind’s ascent from institutionalized persecution and lingering injustice. When the end justifies the means, the means of erecting an imaginary utopia is as easily concealed as the brainwashed bodies willing to bury any proof of their own graves. To each his own beneath the offensive flag of truth.
“…In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence.”
– A letter from Robert E. Lee to his wife, 1865