It’s one of those things that one becomes aware of as a blogger, over time. The internet is like a vast ocean, with weird currents, storms and agitations in far corners that eventually send out waves and ripples that travel across wide spaces and eventually turn up crashing into the shore of awareness. Many moons ago, as time is counted in internet years, the ruckus over the fraudulent documents presented in a 60 Minutes/Dan Rather expose broadcast on the eve of the 2004 election created one of those far-rippling storms. So did the fracas generated by the Swift Boat veterans, when it turned out that despite John Kerry’s attempt to campaign as a sort of studly Dudley Do-Right Vietnam veteran, those who served with him in-theater viewed him as more of a Frank Burns/Eddie Haskell figure, and were not afraid to say so in whatever small-media or internet venue would give them the time of day. Yes, eventually the whole issue crashed ashore on the Island of Major Media Awareness.
Ever since then, I am of the notion that it pays to keep an eye out for those interesting ripples, especially when those on the Island of Major Media Awareness seem most determined to avert their eyes. I very much suspect that a lot of ordinary news-consumers are not ignoring these concerns. Look at how many people turned out for Chic-Fil-A appreciation day, having got the word through blogs and social media.
So – I have my eye out for ripples. One of them was this, posted at Sarah Hoyt’s place; a guest-post by another writer, who does have a day-job involving much traveling.
On the drive to and from the East Coast, I paid attention to the billboards and bumper-stickers. Folks, the people in “Fly over” country are PISSED, from the guy that guides hunters, to the mayors of towns and cities, to state senators congressmen and Governors who are voting to arrest and imprison federal law enforcement officials for enforcing federal gun laws that don’t agree with state law … The political pendulum has never, in the history of humanity, stayed on one side of a swing. The back lash from over reach has always been proportionate to how far off center it went before coming back … right now we’re staring at a whole hell of a lot of the country (about 80-90% of the land mass, as well as about 50% of the population) that is FED UP. You really don’t want those guys to decide that the only way to fix it is to burn it down and start over…
I found his observations interesting, especially as he seemed startled at how vehement the people were that he talked to, and observed, out in the center-continent weeds, away from the Island of Major Media Awareness.
Another such ripple was observed here, by Neo-neocon – not the story itself (which did float up to the awareness of a denizen of the Island of Major Media Awareness). The story itself as written became one of those exercises in hand-wringing over the plight of a poor, pitiful victim, intended to invite an outpouring of sympathetic comment from readers … but as far down as Neo and I read the comments, they were very much otherwise. The commenters were spitting-nails angry over the fraud perpetrated by the subject of the story – an illegal alien woman arrested at her Ob-gyn, for presenting forged ID. Neo-neocon wrote;
“The article’s commenters are not in agreement with these sentiments, to say the least. Every single comment I read expressed outrage. Of course, I certainly haven’t read them all; there are over 5,000 as I write this. But every single one I read seemed to come from a person who was breathing fire.
[. . .]
What about the rights of the person whose SS numbers she’s illegally using? The economic and physical hardship they are enduring with their credit being destroyed and flagged as fraudulent? What about the rights of the thousands involved in accidents with illegals using fake IDs and no insurance? The need of a law abiding citizen who may have to be forced to forgo medical care because they now have to pay for it themselves, and the economic ramifications it has on all our insurance costs? What are the rights of the woman who may have been turned away from this medical office because this woman took her place on the patient roll call?
What about the national security ramifications of people walking around with fake government papers, using our resources and having the ability to access secured facilities with ease?
You are a disgrace to journalism with a one sided article somehow ignoring all the people who suffer and will potentially suffer because of those who are breaking the law and committing fraud. This far outweighs the medical needs of those who can find care in their legal homes of origin should they need it.
The article, with its “undocumented” this and “undocumented” that, highlights the rift between the MSM and the people. The MSM and the left has been pushing the narrative that such a woman is a victim (complete with crying children) rather than a perpetrator. But the vast majority of readers aren’t buying it for an instant.”
This morning, I see another such interesting ripple, in the imbroglio regarding “The View” – a program that I have never watched, and have no particular interest in watching, and only hear about at second hand. It would appear that certain hosts of the show had some rather catty remarks to make about nurses, and the predictable wrath descending from a significant audience segment has caused no less than five major commercial sponsors of “The View” to pull their advertising. Too late the apology from Joy Behar for off-the-cuff remarks that might have passed relatively unnoticed in the past. I suspect that her words were just another spark that fell into the dry tinder of audience anger.
And the anger is out there, certainly. It is a cold, watchful and mostly private anger, however – not the hot anger which erupts in riots and arson and looting, and which attracts the brief attention of the Island of Major Media Awareness. These ripples that I have listed – and I am certain there are others — are subtle signs of that cold anger, an anger too quiet for our major media organs to notice, save perhaps on those occasions when their comment threads explode.
62 thoughts on “The Coming Storm”
I have been worried about this and posting about it for some time. A left wing commenter over at Althouse even went to my personal blog to find a quote that he asserted was a request for a revolution. I am too old to want a revolution. I fear we are going to get one anyway.
One example of my worries. There are others here.
One small thing I do is make sure the women in my family know how to handle a gun. A woman in Britain would be alive now if she had had a gun.
Something is coming and it will be very unpleasant.
Perhaps a reason anger might be cold and not hot is the environment of “Oh look, a squirrel” that our distraction industry surrounds us with.
And this struck a nerve,
The bleary-eyed travelers arriving in Malmo’s glass-and-steel train station agreed on one thing: Sweden was a better place to go than Denmark, which has cut welfare benefits for refugees.
But many said Finland was even better.
Malmo, from what I hear, is almost unlivable with the Muslims. They are seeking welfare benefits, which they refer to as “salaries.”
How angry? I no longer think of “liberals” as fellow Americans.
Our family, for a variety of reasons, has always been pretty pro-immigration and in our community, generally, the southern migration hasn’t worked that badly. (I can tell you, it isn’t the Mexican-American or Mexican immigrants who consistently don’t do the work and don’t take the tests and don’t write the papers).
But what we are seeing in Europe (and here in the last few years) is not immigration, it is invasion; it is not people moving west and north because of the opportunities that arise in a Jewish/Christian western culture nor the safety of countries with a long history of rule of law – indeed, the European invasion rejects both of those (the essence of their “new” homeland) and focuses on the product of those values – a generous welfare system.
A clue that the groups moving into Europe are not inclined toward Western Culture is the percentage of men (look at the Titanic rates of survival and then look at the facts – not the newspaper’s sentimental pictures – of the percentages coming into those countries}. I picked this up from somewhere, it isn’t my insight, but it is a hell of an insight: in our culture the women and children survive, in theirs, the Christians and Jews and even “wrong” Muslims are thrown off the boats if they can get on them, and the men survive. The percentages are almost an exact opposite of the Titanic’s survival rates. Men are always the first explorers, but they are also the conquerors.
If we want to go back to the time of the Crusades we might observe that one culture moved toward a chivalric ideal and another away from it, one moved toward equality between men and women and the other moved away from it, one moved from a tribal society to one of laws and the other didn’t. Assimilation of those with such deeply embedded differences from that of the host country will be difficult.
Of course, it can work if those coming want to embrace those values thoroughly, if they respect them. If they accept standards by which we measure the good life and they see this is the way to it. I don’t think it takes generations to change, it isn’t genetic, but it is a strong will and a willingness to “rethink” culture, values, even religion. It doesn’t work if those that expect these necessities to assimilation are described as racists and bigots. That defeats the theoretical purpose of this movement – one to a better life.
>>Assimilation of those with such deeply embedded differences from that of the host country will be difficult.
I will say impossible. Islam is completely incompatible with Western Civilization. Islam does recognize any law other than its own and Islam is a religion that covers every facet of life. It claims to explain everything within itself. It abhors the very ideas of freedom, equality, reason, science, social tolerance and the Judeo-Christian derived ethics we call morality. One does not invite millions of people into your civilization when their entire worldview and culture are diametrically opposed to everything your civilization values. It is cultural suicide. These fools think they’re signalling virtue, what they’re actually signaling is idiocy.
Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion.
Europe is being manipulated by the same people who support the Palestinians and keep them in camps for decades with no hope.
It will not end well, especially for the new “generation” who think sex and gender are elastic.
BTW Jon, and edit button would useful. I proofread, but I still manage drop words or mispell. It would be nice to be able to fix that.
>> Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion.
Not quite. In Islam they are one and the same. They recognize no division between the two.
edit button would useful
You’re right. Also a working preview. The short answer is that I will eventually have the site’s layout updated and hope to incorporate such improvements.
And when the storm breaks the MSM will be shocked and surprised, having had no idea, you see.
NYT Commenters Really Hate NYT Editorial About How the Camp of the Saints Is Good for the Economy
Talk about manipulation. This is the best played scam we’ve seen in a long time. Considering the boy’s father is only a small time grifter, he’s either jumped into the big time or he’s had some help.
Saw a brief clip of O’Reilly and Krauthammer on this subject. O’Reilly made the case that Americans are angry but Dr. K “diagnosed” the behavior as anxiety. K’s view was that angry people riot and get violent.
I think it is frustration by the law-abiding, those with a real stake in the American system who are seeing it bled and pickpocketed by “others” with no stake in the American culture, economy, or polity, all orchestrated by our own elites. Our elites are sell-outs.
As an example of the cost/benefit calculations that Americans are doing, what if Obama were to somehow block elections in 2016? Many in the military are preparing to stage a coup. That would fix Obama but it would mean the end of the Republic. The latter is a HUGE cost for Americans.
Americans are a conservative people, at heart. The question is how far can we be pushed? That’s why Trump is looking so good to so many – he promises a one-man mini-revolution at a cost we think we can afford. The Republic can survive a Trump. Another Obama or a military coup, we’re not so sure.
Read a very disturbing article- in the Guardian of all places- about Munich politicians
“concerned” about Octoberfest. Seems the spineless ones are worried about the feelings of
the sainted refugees and their reactions to beer drinking,pork eating tourists & taxpayers.
The taxpayers won’t be able to afford a lager in 3 years if the tide of “refugees” doesn’t
abate. Europe is doomed and our progressives have been trying to turn the US into France
for 50 years,at least. I see serious push back here and overseas coming & and agree w/ Dr.
Kennedy that it won’t be pretty.
Another data point.
3/4 of Americans believe that there is widespread corruption in government. Now Gallup tries to “look at the bright side” by explaining how this result is a good thing because it means Americans are free enough to openly say that the government is corrupt. But when the organic waste does impact the rotating airfoil, it does not look like there are going to be many people who assume that the government are the good guys trying to help. I know I don’t, and I wore a badge for my career.
There are many who expect that calculation to become relevant. And we are at a point where it is rational to trust our military more than all three branches of the civilian government at all levels.
Not that such is a good thing, but it is a rational thing.
I already posted this on another thread but we are seeing the beginning of a preference cascade as people who like Trump see that they are not alone.
The other thread post:
“The value of the Trump movement, if it has any, is not to elect him, but to cause a large, previously inchoate, segment of the electorate to realize that they are not the outliers, but, in fact, part of a significant group whose ideas are not only legitimate, but widely shared.”
I agree with this and believe it is a major factor in all revolutions, which this might be the early signs of. The French Revolution was a revolution of the bourgeoise that was captured by the left after the Girondin Ministry was over thrown by the Montagnards.
“The Girondists campaigned for the end of the monarchy but then resisted the spiraling momentum of the Revolution. They came into conflict with The Mountain (Montagnards), a radical faction within the Jacobin Club. This conflict eventually led to the fall of the Girondists and their mass execution, the beginning of the Reign of Terror.”
The American Revolution was likewise a revolution of the Bourgeoise but was not captured by the left.
The coming revolution may not be violent but it will over throw the present ruling class. There may be some violence by such factions of the left as “Black Lives Matter” but they are probably creatures of the Democrat ruling class and paid by Soros, for example.
The illegal immigrants will probably just go home rather than fight.
The radical Muslims are too small a faction yet but Obama is doing what he can to increase them. Further efforts in this line may precipitate the revolution.
I tend to agree that Romney failed partly because he did not react forcefully to such provocations as the Candy Crowley intervention. Also, there is a large segment of the electorate that is simply ignorant and concerned with “stuff” and where it comes from. Romney was getting strong support at rallies from Bourgeois supporters but too many people were passive as they lost their chance at recovery.
Europe is in turmoil and the “preference cascade” may be operating there, as well. The TV news is all about the “migrants.”
Here’s another fact:
Increasing numbers of formerly-Web-active folks on the freedom front (think pro-gun, pro-private property, very limited-govenment types) are coming to the following conclusions:
1) The political process in the US is irretrievably broken
2) So too the rule of law (versus the arbitrary rule of men)
3) The Federal government is not only irredeemably bankrupt but also operates a wholesale data collection and analysis machine that would make the Stasi blush
4) The bulk of those-who-once-were-our-countrymen are heavily sedated into indifference by bad food, obsessive sports/infotainment, and sloth
5) The combined Dem/GOP Treason omniparty is doing its damnedest to import as many more non-Americans as it can as an adjunct to the manipulated voting behavior of those humans described in #4 above
6) The best way to deal with 1-5 and their corollaries is to go offline, confine their economic and anti-tyranny resistance efforts to the real physical world (i.e., meatspace), and hope for enough rational survivors to rebuild after the inevitable debacle, already in progress.
When the ‘net morphs into only party apparatchiks, polite dissenters-in-part, and cheerleaders for both, you will know that the Looming Unpleasantness has ratcheted another click or two into near-future reality.
A little thunder and lightning from Ben Carson and John Kerry.
Ben Carson in an interview today–No Muslim President.
And Kerry has just announced that the US will welcome over 100,000 new refugees over 2 years with our financial support.
On several occasions, I have written on this blog, that I expect the current regime to collapse either by its own improvidence, or by provoking a civil war with the soon to be former middle class.
If our elites play their cards right, they could have a two fer.
I agree with Whiteall’s comments.
America has crossed the financial Rubicon with Obama deliberately stomping on the gas pedal, guaranteeing financial suicide. The debt cannot be paid back, it must be monetized, as such, all rich people are simply no longer rich. Obama has intentionally poked his thumb in the eye of anything America has held sacred, especially the ‘rule of law.’ Sure, put a homosexual in charge of the Army, jab. I guess Obama’s true motivation will be diagnosed in the history books written one hundred years hence but we are in a world of hurt now. 2016 will be a war election and we need generals. So far, only Trump has pinned on stars and strapped on a weapon, although it’s a blunderbuss. Perhaps one our fired military generals could enter the fray. The war-storm is massive and the righteous anger hot.
Obama’s bringing over a minimum of 185,000 mostly young male muslims W/and average IQ of 82 in the next 15 months and you will be paying them
It is my opinion that the start of the Second American Revolution was a mere gunshot away from beginning at the Bundy Ranch confrontation in NV. I suspect the Govt. greatly underestimated the under-current of anger held by a percentage of the US population, but did wisely withdraw from the situation that could have easily become the second “shot heard ’round the world”.
So paradoxical this was in my twitter feeds, ONLY an hour after I had reached my ‘holding back’ point from all the media pundits, and (it’s a little long) I left it for Charles Krauthammer, Brit Hume, Karl Rove, Chris Wallace – the panel today at FoxNewsSunday. They were ragging on Trump about ‘PC’ – defend Obama – don’t badmouth Muslims.
THIS IS WHAT I WROTE TO THEM:
Most media will NEVER get it. (until it happens) Certainly GOPe (Rove, Krauthammer & Hume, including Fox News Sunday panel), will never get it.
IF Trump were to have ‘corrected’ the questioner, as the GOPe, Media (LEFT & RIGHT) stipulate simply MUST BE DONE or it will hurt him in the polls (I’m including the AGGREGATE American voter), THIS IS WHAT this MAJORITY desperately WANTS! Someone who says what they’re REALLY thinking, or chooses NOT to say what they’re thinking, but DOES NOT SAY what all these ‘political experts’ insist MUST BE SAID, in order to win a general election.
It will most likely be a year from now, when spin can no longer cloud the reality of the ‘reality’ surge.
Are any of you actually aware of the large percentage of people that do not, NOW, believe Obama is Christian and/or possibly NOT born in Hawaii. In the beginning, perhaps the majority thought this was ‘right-winged talk’. I can not TELL YOU how many people have changed their minds, those who voted for him — WHY?
Well, all of the foreign policy strategic moves he’s made from toppling Egypt, to not supporting Iranian people to topple their govt, to ushering in Muslim Brotherhood, to treating Israel like an enemy and Iran like a highly trusted best buddy. For many, when they heard that not only is he forcing this treaty with a country who insists on killing us and taking out Israel, he does not get our prisoners, nor does he insist on independent inspections, AND THE TREATY STIPULATES AMERICA WILL FIGHT WITH THE TERRORIST NATION IF ANY OTHER COUNTRY ATTACKS! (THIS MEANS THE USA WOULD DEFEND THE TERRORIST COUNTRY IRAN, FIGHTING HER ONLY DEMOCRATIC ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST!) I CAN NOT THINK OF ANYTHING A US PRESIDENT COULD DO THAT IS MORE TREASONOUS THAN THIS, AND TO HAVE CONGRESS OK THIS, IS BEYOND MIND-BLOWING.
He gives up horrible terrorists at Guitmo in return for only the prisoner who showed ‘disrespect and treason for this country’. He NEVER goes to church; during Islam terror attacks, he ‘calls out’ Christians from 700 years ago. He withdraws protection from Iraq and every move is one which conveniently ‘enables’ ISIS to take another direction, not to mention the virtual ‘absence’ of US forces.
It’s the people who use their basic ‘logic’ and ‘common sense’ who NOW say, duh, it’s abundantly clear he has an agenda to take down what America use to be, import as many foreign people as possible, with no concern for checking or penalties for illegal entry, but cops, Christians, white people, anyone who fits the ‘nasty, vile, ‘traditional’ American profile, are on his hit list – use IRS, EPA, whatever it takes.
He celebrates Islam holidays, but not Christian holidays. REALLY? Think about what you’re saying Dr. Krauthammer, that we should ALL pretend this is not happening? We should be PC and ‘play along’? THAT’S WHY PEOPLE LIKE DONALD TRUMP! Anyone claiming HE’s NOT CONSERVATIVE typically ‘talks’ more like a ‘left-winged PC – politically ‘fit’ ‘model’, than Trump does. He’s the only one who has enough of a pair in his package that he’s more comfortable being honest about what he’s sees and feels, than making sure he doesn’t ‘inflame the mighty press, or the mighty WH, or the mighty pundits’.
He’s a Winston Churchill, going where no other has the ‘GUTS’ to do it because society will PUT THE SCREWS TO THEM, just as all of you are doing to him right now.
It’s a famous phrase going viral, “Trump is not so much the choice of a conservative candidate – he’s our weapon of choice” to dismantle the Media & establishment who filter out ‘all the truth’.
Do you SEE? He’s NOT YOU GUYS AT ALL! You may say/think he’s not trustworthy, but we see him MUCH more trustworthy than you. We see him not ‘in this for himself’ and the ONLY ‘non-purchased’, ‘non-owed’ candidate and feels COMPELLED to stop the end of the US, at a GREAT COST to him, in time, money, opportunity — it’s a nightmare but NOBODY’S STOPPING THE MACHINE IN DC!
It’s really not as MUCH about the issues anymore as it is all of the ‘people’ associated with telling Americans how to think, talk, act, what to accept, what’s acceptable to accept — WE HATE IT – SO many, even on the left are calling in like crazy on hard-core right-winged talk shows saying they just want to topple the communication filtration that’s controlling the country. After that, we can worry about the details. Thousands of people – abandoning their party – lobby, CoC, K-Street, DNC, GOP – we know it’s all very well orchestrated among yourselves and you guys have to keep the ‘fruit loops’ aka ‘we the people’ from trying to snatch control.
Do you see how with each consecutive time Trump makes one of his ‘outlandish comments’ in your ‘refined establishment eyes’, he is CONFRONTING the media and WE BACK HIM and ARE FIGHTING YOU, THE MEDIA, YOU THE GOPe, YOU GUYS ARE HOLDING BACK ‘THE PEOPLE’ from being able to fight because YOU ARE CONTROLLING ARE VOICES. HAVE BEEN, THAT IS! We now have someone who has the resources and tenacity take all of you on, AND HE IS WINNING! HE’S THE WINNER! MEDIA’S PART OF THIS TWISTED COVER-UP TO ANNIHILATE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! WHY DO YOU TRY SO DESPERATELY TO HELP THEM WIN THE WAR OF SELF-DESTRUCTION? You’re all SO SMART? FAR FROM IT!
LATEST REUTERS POLL (not right-winged) – TODAY, THROUGH 9/18, TRUMP = 37.8 (after 2nd debate & BLOWN-UP Question regarding Obama’s faith, nationality, consideration of Islam) – HIS NUMBERS ARE SKY-rocketING for the VERY THINGS YOU ARE TELLING HIM TO QUIT STATING! IT’S INSANE!
And all the ‘practiced politicians’ (Charles’ words for truth-filtering) is what we are SICK OF HEARING! He should be embarrassing you pundits by now, and yes, Rove is a loser, and I don’t mean that personally – he’s desperately clueless about voters – maybe he used to be, but Trump knows what we want, not Rove or any of the estab. pundits that have become permanent fixtures at Fox to the point people are physically SICK of hearing them. I listen/blog with political groups and hear a LOT from DEMs too, and you just don’t have any idea how all of you guys are just talking among yourselves. It’s the Media and the DC Cartel – the ‘people’ are nothing but a pain in the a$$ to all of you and I hear SO MANY saying they hate it all and have canceled cable. The stuff that’s gone on the last couple of years have scared most people to death. They do NOT want to go down this road any further.
You can take this to heart, as it is GOLD, or you can keep looking in the mirrors, but you DON’T get the TRUMP/VOTER relationship. It’s sad, but because the politicians and media have turned us out and off, we really do not want to have anything to do with you, except to watch our favorite candidates.
If you read and GET THIS, you will be LIGHT YEARS ahead of your fellow so-called ‘pundits’. We get it — you don’t agree with us — we are incapable of making wise choices – you constantly tell us that. We get it. We just want you to get us because you obviously have NO idea what’s going on out here in the real ‘VOTER’S WORLD’.
Trump is out’fox’ing you all!
It may be true that … “Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion.”
Consider that … “Democracy is a religion, masquerading as a political system.”
Folks are git’n ready. Nobody’s sure what for but they are in various stages of readiness. Water, food, guns, ammo… at an unprecedented level. I can promise you this, it will make the dark ages look like a shiny summer day when this thing gets roll’n.
Where….or should I say who do we start with? Post a name every day of one of those hundredwith a few vitals and their crimes….and lets see what happens.
“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
Being of English heritage and temperament (long fuse, big bang), I was startled to come across this old English poem by John Dryden, “Absalom and Acitophel.” Dryden died in 1700, and his English reflects that, but I have no idea how I reached a thousand lines in, to read these words. They made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. The English heritage of many Americans seems to be reasserting itself, and the long fuse may be close to its end.
“The Law shall still direct my peaceful Sway,
And the same Law teach Rebels to obey:
Votes shall no more Established Pow’r controul,
Such Votes as make a Part exceed the Whole:
No groundless Clamours shall my Friends remove 995
Nor Crouds have pow’r to Punish e’r they Prove;
For Gods and God-like kings their Care express,
Still to defend their Servants in distress.
Oh that my Pow’r to Saving were confin’d:
Why am I forc’d, like Heav’n, against my mind, 1000
To make Examples of another Kind?
Must I at length the Sword of Justice draw?
Oh curst Effects of necessary Law!
How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan,
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.”
From a work whose copyright seems to have long-expired, “The Works of John Dryden,” (1913)
Sorry; The POEMS of John Dryden, 1913.
I have felt this “wave” in reading comments on many sites. It is building. Therefore, I am not surprised at the Trump phenomenon. Whether the wave is large enough is the real question.
The key to righting the world lies in restoring personal responsibility. Remove the safety net. All welfare/entitlements must cease. If you deserve to live, those around you will care for you and see that you do.
I think that this “anger” was first identified as “the silent majority” but it was only used as a political ploy, then lost. The anger has remained, grown and must be addressed. There needs to be a way to reach the angry ones with the truth of what’s really going on in our government. The average citizen doesn’t hear the truth but he sees it all around him. I am a part of a church that has volunteers that collects information, distributes it to our church population and that allows them to vote on their values. Of course, it has to be bipartisan, but it really isn’t difficult because one party has become the same as the other.
Our Forefathers would have been shooting by now. All they had was pamplets. And less than 10% actually fought for out Freedom.Just for thought. If your not Outragedy by now, you are not paying attention. These sayings have been around, so true in these times.
Noah Rothman at Commentary sees a storm on the left as well:
An Unexpected Democratic Revolt
>>If your not Outragedy by now, you are not paying attention.
Understatement of the century, but yeah.
The key to stopping Obama now is convincing a small number of Democrat senators to defend the Constitution. Why are they so party-loyal? What locks them into positions that are becoming increasingly difficult to defend to their electorate?
For those who contemplate these things – the “revolution” will not come first. Any sitting government must re-engineer any revolution into a civil war, in order to survive.
Received in the email:
Let’s hear it for a Quebec mayor…
“PUT SOME PORK ON YOUR FORK”
A commercial promoting pork says: “PUT SOME PORK ON YOUR FORK”
The MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CAFETERIA MENU and EXPLAINS WHY:
Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.
The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why.
“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, and its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.
“Muslims must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live
in Quebec. “They must understand that it is for them to change their
lifestyle, not the Canadians who, so generously, welcomed them.
“Muslims must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor
xenophobic. Canada accepted many immigrants before Muslims showed up (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).”
“Just like other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture.
“And, if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.
“Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.”
The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.
“For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable
in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most
of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.
“If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim
countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in
Canada than elsewhere. We will not let you drag Canada down to the
level of those 57 countries.”
“Ask yourself this question – just once: “Why is it better here in
Canada than where you come from?” “A canteen with pork on the menu is part of the answer.”
If you came to Canada with the idea that you will displace us with your prolific propagation and eventually take over the country, you should pack up and go back to the country you came from. They already forbid eating of pork, already follow Sharia law and the Koran you so like so much . We have no room here for you and your
Maybe Canadians have something here…
If Zero has his way, 30 million “immigrants” will get papers, state ID’s and voting rights in time to vote for whoever his hand-picked candidate will be. This would be voter fraud on a scale we have never seen before (not even in every large Democrat-machine-controlled city)and it would be the trigger to civil war. The fix is in folks. If the next President is not someone the clear majority want, there will be hell to pay!
Note to self: buy more ammo at WalMart this week
I strongly suspect that the coming “animating contest” will make the first one look like a Girl Scout picnic. Unfortunately for all of us, the monsters of the Left aren’t interested in debate or discussion – only surrender and submission. That’s why it’ll take pitchforks and torches, the barrel of a gun and the hangman’s noose to properly rid ourselves of them, if only for a time.
Rudyard Kipling had the right of it…
THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON
by Rudyard Kipling
It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.
Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not suddendly bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.
May I add to my post in the 19th, which had the Gallup poll showing that 75% of the people believe that the government is corrupt; another Gallup poll that shows that 50% believe that the government is a threat, up from 1/3.
If Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery then Obama has never been president.
Joe Biden has been President four 7 years and is too stupid to know it. Biden can not run for President in 2016 because he has already served two terms as President.
All laws that Obama signed are laws only if Biden signed them as President. If Biden did not sign them, these laws are vetoed by the pocket veto.
Obamacare was vetoed when Biden did not sign it as President Biden.
All very simple.
We need honest government and a msm free from domination by a third world tyrant.
Perhaps when Pope Francis comes to Washington God will reveal the truth in a miracle.
If G-d reveals the truth in a miracle, I rather doubt it will be through Pope Francis. From what I understand Francis is as close as teeth and lips with Obama; both hating the US, capitalism, individual rights, etc.
As far as Obama’s maculate conception; the birth certificate as presented had numerous factual errors listing names of institutions that did not exist at the time, was in a format not used then, and there were indications of …. manipulation of the form.
Add to that the fact that his college records which would indicate what citizenship he claimed back then have literally a higher security classification and protection than our government’s diplomatic and personnel files [which are now in the hands of any foreign government or private entity that wants them], and the multiple SSN’s he has used, most recently and consistently one belonging to a deceased woman from Connecticut; and there is reasonable probable cause for doubt as to his origin. Not absolutely probative, but definitely indicative and suspicious.
What you say about the results of the doubts being turning out to be true are accurate and would be an absolute bugger to sort out. We will be saved the effort of doing so, however, because even if the current regime should fall, the entire political establishment of this country has decided that such questions are beyond the Pale.
Consent of the governed carries an implication that the consent be informed by knowledge of the pertinent truth, or available access to the truth. In the absence of that pertinent knowledge, especially when concealed deliberately by those doing the governing, there are implications worthy of further discussion.
IT’s COWBOYS AND INDIANS AND THIS TIME WE ARE THE INDIANS! Please, Mr. Custer, I don’t wanna go. If any of you remember that song.
To feel the anger of those who form the working base of the country look at the Emmy ratings. Look at what “blockbuster’ movies have been making. Remember when real blockbusters brought in $100Million plus?
Here’s an interesting bit of evidence: NYT Commenters Really Hate NYT Editorial About How the Camp of the Saints Is Good for the Economy
DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA
I’ve compiled a short list of what I believe are the TOP EXISTENTIAL threats to what remains of the America we older folks knew and loved – warts and all – growing up.
THE DISEASE OF SPIRITUAL AND EDUCATIONAL IGNORANCE AND APATHY brought to us by “leftist progressive” control of the government education system and the failure of too many citizens to grasp what was going on in those places tops the list. The formerly free and open marketplace of ideas has been effectively closed and shuttered by false and debate derailing devices with names like “Political Correctness”, “Tolerance” and “Diversity”.
Mr. Franklin warned us about that when he declared that “A NATION OF WELL INFORMED MEN, WHO HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO KNOW AND TO PRIZE THE RIGHTS GOD HAS GIVEN THEM, CANNOT BE ENSLAVED. IT IS IN THE REGION OF IGNORANCE THAT TYRANNY BEGINS.” We are no longer well informed and are now deep into that dark and dangerous region of ignorance! Can you guess what comes next??
That ignorance has led to the elevation to our highest elected office an unvetted, unqualified America hating Marxist community organizer who has been relentless in his effort to destroy us ideologically. It also led to the retention in high office of turncoats named McConnell, Boehner and others who care more for their positions and perks than they do for the preservation of the nation and Constitution they also swore a sacred oath to “…preserve, protect and defend” . To retain their positions and perks, they have done NOTHING to bring to heel the petty tyrant now infesting the presidency.
Their failure in checking the madman in the White House has brought us to what those of us who have thought it through realize will be the ideological death of America – the IDEA left us by the Founders. That destruction will be the inevitable result of the ongoing and increasing importation of people who know even less of our language, traditions, customs, mores and folkways than a disturbing number of native born citizens and who are no longer urged – let alone required – to assimilate into the tattered remains of this culture.
There is also a very real risk of PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION that will ensue as Obama and his handmaidens in Washington and elsewhere devote the last days of this farce of a so-called administration IMPORTING UNVETTED MUSLIM TERRORISTS under the cover of rescuing “REFUGEES”. If you’ve seen the photos of the mostly physically fit young men of fighting age coming out of the mess now enveloping Europe, can you guess how much “mischief” the thousands Obama plans to bring here will create? You do know that “mischief” and the ensuing civil disorder are all part of the bigger One World plan, don’t you? Conspiracy? WHAT CONSPIRACY??
If the government refuses to perform one of the few functions mandated in the Constitution, that of to “…provide for the common defense”, that defense will have to be accomplished by other means.
And IF YOU WANT THIS PLACE TO EXIST FOR YOUR KIDS, IT’S TIME – PAST TIME – TO WAKE UP!
Starting over from total revolution would not be a bad thing IF the Constitution were followed as written–without the illegal penumbras & emanations. Violent revolution or peaceful reform? Well, here we ALL are: Citizens, Illegals, Sinners & Saints. There hasn’t been any nation like this nation in the presently-known history of this world. No matter what “the government” says, our future is in our own hands. We don’t need no stinking bureaucrats to tell us what to do. And yes, indeed we are a large political body of deeply troubled waters. It’s gonna take one helluva bridge-builder to get us over this one.
I spent all day yesterday on an airplane returning from London.
All I can say is that Ben Carson is getting some good advice from someone.
I hope he realizes that he did the right thing and the more he resists the nanny staters who are trying to get him to recant, the more support he will get.
“Ask yourself this question – just once: “Why is it better here in
Canada than where you come from?” “A canteen with pork on the menu is part of the answer.”
Another guy who gets it.
You’re late to the party, Sgt Mom. I’ve noticed that the internet comment threads have changed in tone since 2007.
Things were already changing before 2010. It was just slow at first since most people won’t speak up if they think their buddies next to them are Stazi spies willing to inform on them to the authorities.
Thing with transparency is that more people understand the real threat of power in the hands of the Left and that they also have more concrete barometers to determine what is a risky behavior under a regime of tyranny vs merely paranoid fantasies that are not real. It was very difficult for people to separate out the fantasies from the real threats, not least of all due to Leftist conspiracy disinformation campaigns.
Since it is the hate American rebels needed to feel to become enlightened as to their actual situation in the world, but it is not the final step. This emotion must be molded and controlled, forged into a weapon, or it will destroy the users as much as it will destroy the enemies of humanity, the Leftist alliance for human utopia and livestock breeding farming.
If certain things can only be seen with the power of Love, that old human emotion, then certain things can only be Seen with the eyes of someone with Hate in their hearts. American civilization priorities cold rational logic over the emotional hysteria often attributed to dependent children and women. It has motivated them to underestimate the power of the Leftist alliance, since they merely stereotype it as an emotional response. But emotions are the oldest human desire, after thirst, hunger, and survival. Logic and rationalizations, are a weak flame compared to the undying fires of the human heart.
When people see, first hand, the misery and suffering inflicted on humanity by the Leftist alliance, they will throw away the shackles of logic and adopt an old mantle. One that will allow them to finally see, who their true enemies are.
As for the rest, they’ll get cleaned up and absorbed by the Leftist zombies and Islamic JIhadists.
Also while the US military was normally in the hands of patriots, that has changed starting in 2009 with the Regime of Hussein Obola.
The US military has been purged of Constitutional loyalists and patriots, replaced by goons and SS shock leaders loyal to the Regime above all else.
It’s quite obvious by now. Will it be enough for them to lever the military arm to executive Leftist policies? Probably not. But it will be enough to counter what people think is their trump card, the Military Coup De Tat that restores liberty, as was the case in Turkey and Egypt.
Riots in the streets are the indicia the MSM judge anger by. But open riots solve nothing, and that lesson has become well known to many Americans.
The MSM and the political process should be very worried over the icy, controlled anger that they can’t see. When the tipping point comes, it’s going to appear in a deadly form that won’t look like anything thats been seen in decades. We know who the the soft white hands belong too that direct the pointy end of the spear.
The whole paradigm of American governance is collapsing in real time, and this perhaps only seems slow because we have to grind through each and every dreary day.
The surprising rise and persistence of both Donald Trump and Barry Sanders is one (two?) sign(s) which none of the usual suspects of the political class seem to have expected.
In my view we’re still living in The Great Before, watching problems pile up while the people charged with solving them fail miserably and relentlessly.
What can’t go on forever will end. The present American regime, hapless, globalist, and terrified of the American people, is a feeble and feckless kleptocracy whose last days are even now upon us.
I note that despite endless bleating, the regime has been completely unable to disarm the public, convince the public to accept another amnesty or open borders- or write either into law- make Obamacare popular or solvent, or generally resolve or settle any question.
This is not the picture of a successful regime, in my view.
YMMV, as the expression goes.
hey i am one of those quite citizens that is just as mad as hell on what is going on in this country i grew up with and enjoyed is nothing compared to what i see today. I am part of the check out generation but i feel so bad that everything the usa stood for is being destroyed. The values that made the usa great are being destroyed, the constitution is being re written and turning the usa in some foreign country. We have laws, but a president that believes he does not have to follow them. We have house and senate members that promised us one thing to get our vote and than stab us in the back and tell us to go to hell. I have voted for republicans for 54 years, however in 2016 i am voting for anyone but a republicans to send a loud message we are tired of your washington elite. Mc connell and beohner, you two are a disgrace, i do not know if obama has something on you or that he promised some great job after you are retired because you are not doing what you promised. Like everyone else that worked so hard in 2010 and 2014 to give you two the leadership positions are completed pissed off and made as hell and you will find out how many on election night when mc connel becomes the minority and maybe boehner will be close to becoming the minority.
Here is the future of Europe in a few words.
EU leaders have tonight stitched up a deal to force countries to take in refugees against their will.
Eastern European countries were told they would have to welcome thousands of asylum seekers under the mandatory quota system to relocate 160,000 people from Greece and Italy after they were out-voted at a Brussels summit.
Diplomats warned the decision to over-rule the autonomy of countries on such a sensitive issue was a ‘big moment’ in the history of the union and could lead to ‘blood on the walls’.
This is the end of the EU.
Slovakia immediately announced it would defy the decision. Prime Minister Robert Fico said: ‘As long as I am prime minister, mandatory quotas will not be implemented on Slovak territory.’
A diplomat from one of the countries opposed to the plan described the atmosphere around the council table as ‘terrible’, adding: ‘This is a bad day for Europe.’
Countries in favour of the quotas showed little grace after forcing them through.
Sept 21 I wrote: “Perhaps when Pope Francis comes to Washington God will reveal the truth in a miracle.” The miracle has occurred.
Now we know where Obama came from thanks to these pictures in zerohedge.
I see a lot of people who aren’t paying attention. I see quite a bit of unfocused resentment and discouragement–unfocused precisely because many people aren’t studying the situation carefully. That kind of anger can go any direction at all; against liberty as easily as for it. It depends a lot on who rises to organize the opposition: a Jacobin or a Washington? The odds of a Washington seem a bit slim.
Our history has some noble ideals and some stellar exemplars, but lately we elected Obama not once but twice. That speaks to widespread “not paying attention” or “not caring about the ideals” or some combination. (Seriously–if I were a leftist I’d want a _competent_ leftist politician instead of Obama. Not that leftist economics is competent–you know what I mean.)
Control of borders when challenged is the first definition of nationhood. By that definition, we ourselves are not truly sovereign. The EU is trying to destroy the last semblance of national sovereignty in Europe. The countries who are defying [in court at this point, which is pointless because EU law is what Brussels wants at any given moment] this order are either new countries not willing to give up on the sovereignty they fought for, or countries subjugated by the Former Soviet Union; which bore a tremendous resemblance to the current EU, except the EU does not have the cojones to kill internal enemies . . . yet.
In other places I have discussed the uses of fences, barriers, etc. to stop foreign invasions. The key point is that they are helpful, but will not suffice in themselves. The purpose of a fence, barrier, razor wire, etc. is to channel and hold the invader in an open area where deadly force can be applied. It is called a “kill zone”. In the absence of the quick reaction ability to apply that deadly force, and a demonstrated willingness to use it, the barriers are a waste of resources.
I suspect that in newly sovereign countries of eastern Europe, this will be demonstrated soon. What is interesting to watch will be whether the Bundeswehr, the Forces armées françaises, or the threat of the Force de dissuasion will be used to try to enforce Brussels’ will.
And threats from the West and South, in addition to the Russian threat to the East can only reinforce the argument for those eastern European countries who can, to acquire some form of WMD deterrent, the exact form of which will vary according to their means.
These are not happy, or optimistic, times.
With my next post on the trip, I will include some photos I took of the new fence all along the highway leading to Calais. The French and the Brits are determined to keep those “refugees” in camps. I also took some photos of one of the camps but there are lots of photos of them around. Just ignore the women and children pushed to the front of all photo-ops. They are about 15% of the total. This is an army of young angry military age men.
Michael, thanks for the reports.
“It is a cold, watchful and mostly private anger,……” yet.
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