A letter from about a week ago. The Boregonian only publishes about 6-8 letters per week, because they are a minimalist cage-liner these days. This letter likely will not make it into print.
Our ruling elites have, in their infinite wisdom, accepted the public risks associated with granting legality to another intoxicating substance, cannabis, and they say they did this out of an abundance of concern for progress in individual liberty.
Why do these same ruling elites then turn around and force onerous restrictions on another public risk, that of keeping and bearing firearms, the risks of which are already accepted by being firmly enshrined in our Bill of Rights?
I must have skipped the section in our Constitution which permits our elites the use of illogic, hypocrisy AND the denial of civil rights.
For me, Donald Trump has been the "Anti-PeeCee", and that is his sole value as a candidate. Quite frankly, I care not if he ever gets to the GOPe primary, it's what he is accomplishing NOW that will make a difference. He is showing, without a doubt, that the GOPe base is fed up to here with the party acting like a bunch of Democrats, and being indistinguishable from them. Of late though, he has slipped a bit in the polls, most likely due to a decent performance by Carly Fiorina in the dee-bate last week. Carson is also up, and between Carson and Fiorina, both of them are trashing PeeCee mightily.
Political Correctness is nothing but thought control, and through thought control, speech control and behavior control. PeeCee depends for it's very existence as a concept on the idea that none of it's core precepts is ever challenged. Concepts such as the perceived "right" to take offence at anything and have that perceived offence translated into political action (or riot, which then must be overlooked regardless of the crimes involved), or political lying of the most blatant order (see the Climate Change death cult), none of which is ever challenge-able, you get the idea.
Our political system works if, and ONLY if, people are free to speak their minds, and when a political movement arises that runs against the very idea of free speech, that MOVEMENT MUST DIE!
Trump, Fiorina and Carson are killing PeeCee, bit by bit. Now, if we could only get the rest of the candy-dates to take up these cudgels, the GOPes might be able to present a real difference to the Left in next year's Election.
Your blogger was on a fandamily picnic yesterday. After unloading the gear at the lovely Oak Grove area of Champoeg State Park, I was relaxing with a Shiner Octoberfest brew, just kicked back on the warm afternoon, watching the world circulate around me.
It occurred to me that none of my grandchildren had given me a hug yet. The excitement of a new place to play, or something. The light bulb went on... I fish in my jeans pocket and there is about $2 in change in there. I hail my oldest grandkid, and she comes over. I hold out the money, and her eyes light up (she's six, knows that money buys stuff). I asked her if she ever earned any money. Blank stare. Apparently, my crassly capitalist son does not use that form of rewards system. I explain that earning money involves performing some work or selling something. The concept of "sell" seemed to ring a bell with her. I said, "I have money to buy things, what do you have to sell?" She looks over at the picnic table I am seated near to. I said, "No, most of that stuff is mine already, and what isn't, is not yours to sell." She throws up her hands in frustration. I continue, "You have no THINGS to sell me, so how much is a hug worth." She hesitated, so I held up a quarter, and the light bulb went on for HER. Four bits and two hugs later, it was time for the next part of the lesson. "Do you know you can make money by selling something that is NOT part of you?" Vacant look and negative head-shake. I said, "Go get your brother, and tell him he can sell me a hug, too. When you bring him to sell me a hug, I will pay you a dime COMMISSION." Oops, "commission was to big a word. "Over-ride" was too much also. Too late, though, she skipped away to get her younger brother, and was instructing him as they walked back to my chair. He came up, climbed up in my lap (he is quite the climber at age four) and gave me a big hug. I paid him his hug-fee and his big sis her vig. This scene was repeated until I was out of change. How would YOU teach the concept of commerce? Believe me, you do NOT want to wait for the publick schule to do this.
If you are a sailor (sailboat sailor, not a Navy Swabbie), you will recognize the title. It is the mariner's way of expressing complete frustration with something. Of course, you CAN'T piss up a rope, something about gravity getting in the way of that.
One might surmise that any mariner who actually TRIED to piss up a rope once wouldn't try it again (unless said mariner liked the idea of "golden showers"), would use the scuppers instead or just hang it over the side and let fly, but then that would fail to account for STUPID.
Our Congress is Stupid, and they are about to Piss up a Rope again, the rope being trying to end or damage the right of women to control their own fertility, by aborting foetuses if necessary. The last time I saw a stat on this, 70 percent of US adults supported this right, as it came into being in the SCOTUS case of Roe v. Wade. It is NOT often that 70% of US adults agree on ANYTHING with political overtones.
The political Right has this Albatross around it's neck, and that albatross is the Religious Right, composed almost entirely of evangelical Christians. These Christians firmly believe that abortion is morally wrong, and ought to be made legally wrong again. Since they will never get anything stricter than the Hyde Amendment past a liberloon President like Obanana, one would think that they would stop trying, but they won't stop, because they are STUPID.
Here's my take: I am personally (morally) opposed to the very idea of abortion on several grounds, but I am opposed to Establishing Christianity (or any other religion) into our Constitution even more. Putting a religious idea such as a foetus being viable from conception into our law-books is strictly forbidden by our Constitution. Sure, let's have a debate to settle when a foetus can generally be considered viable (via scientific process), and give the foetus "person-hood" protection at that point, but that point is not now, nor ever will be, conception.
GOP, quit pissing up this rope. It could, and maybe SHOULD, cost you your majority if you try.
Every outlet of the press is eating up the emo radiating from the Bethel AME Church in Charleston, SC, where the horrific murders of nine people took place. WE should mourn, yes. We can even begin to think about political implications, too, now.
Political implications generally begin with historical review, so let's look at the AME Church and see what it's politics have been, over the years.
This particular Church started out in 1865. Some say it was organized in 1860, but given that SC was a Pro-Slave state at that time, It's unlikely. There were few SC black "freedmen" then, and those who were free, usually didn't make the sort of waves necessary to start a church.
In 1965, the South lost the Civil War, and was invaded by occupiers, some from the Union Army, but more were the opportunists known locally as "carpetbaggers", many of whom came to the South to cram the North's victory down Southern throats. You must realize that while there were more freedmen then (technically, all negroes were free then), nowhere had these freedmen actually been freed, even in the North, because segregation of the races was still the rule. A few blacks were used as political standard-bearers by the Re-Constructionists ("reconstruction" was an odd word for the occupation of the South, because these Northerners were there to finish General Sherman's job of pillaging the South, and they did NO reconstruction of any sort).
Part of "reconstruction" was directing the blacks into their own, segregated churches, and that's when the African Methodist-Episcopal Churches were formed. The leaders of these churches were given a pro-forma way to pray, a pro-forma education for their pastors, and even the vestments of the pastors were standardized. One moment, nothing, then BOOM! organized religion for the blacks. Who pulled all those puppet strings? Those same reconstructionists who were still pillaging the South.
The reconstructionists (carpetbaggers) found resentment wherever they went in the South, so for their own protection, they allied themselves with local politicians. Politicians are known for selling their souls, so selling their culture out was easy. When enough of these bonds had been formed, the birth of the Dixiecrats was underway. Along with the Dixiecrats came the KKK. Along with the KKK came terrorist methods of instilling fear, in the blacks, as a way to keep them from actually getting any value from their free status. The "sharecropping" system of agriculture was developed, and it was difficult to tell from slavery. The sharecroppers were paid pittance wages for their work, but they had to buy everything from the farmers, and saved nothing.
As citizens, blacks were entitled to own guns, but the Dixiecrats saw that as a bad thing, so various laws were passed barring blacks from bearing arms. This policy was preached as "good" from the AME Churches, which by the mid 1870's, had become models of the white-controlled behavior of blacks. In fact, pretty much everything the KKK wanted was sold to the blacks via their AME Churches. Whenever an AME Church defied the KKK/Dixiecrat alliance, the Church was usually burned. That happened to Charleston's Bethel AME twice. They got the "message".
Today's AME Churches are still beholden to/puppets of the successors to the Dixiecrats, which faded away in the 1960's due to the Civil Rights movement. Those successors are today's Democratic Party. It is ironic that even after today's blacks have achieved some level of parity with whites and other races in the USA, they still parrot the old political garbage, and foremost among those scraps of political offal is "No Guns for Negroes".
In Portland, the Emeritus Pastor of the AME Church is Rev. Leroy Haynes. Just listen to the Reverend trash the Second Amendment, even as his congregants are getting murdered in their dozens every year by black thugs, he still preaches "No Guns for Negroes". He has had to expand that a bit, so he's really preaching "No Guns for Anyone" today.
It's all History folks, look it up if you don't believe me. Download JPFO's fine book, "No Guns for Negroes", where everything I have just said is documented.
Overt racism is now a tool of the Left, and that's too bad, because it's being used the most by the hard Left, by the Marxist revolutionaries here.
Racism happens when any power of any sort is allowed to exist for the purpose of advancing an ethnic cause beyond a bright line of ethnic equality. Equality is a simple construct, but when it changes into racial advocacy (one race is superior in any way, or one race is suppressed in any way), then equality morphs into racism.
There is race war in this Nation. Everyone is involved. No one may choose not to participate. That's the choice of the current bringers of race war, the Marxist blacks and their allies. The allies include, but may not be limited to: radical hispanics ("la raza"), the hippie street punks ("occupoopers"), the anarchists, politically-radical techies ("anonymous"), violent environmentalists (ELF, ALF, PETA) and the Congressional Black Caucus. The black Marxists have Enablers also. Chief among them is the Democratic Party, which as currently led, accepts black racism and may even be promoting it.
The simple objective for all these groups and for their conflict is not any sort of racial equality, it is racial SUPERIORITY. Yes, whites and blacks already ARE equal before and under the law, but that is not good enough for the black Marxists. They believe that the white race must be made to pay "reparations", not to force equality, but to bring the blacks superior political power. These reparations take many forms, including gerrymandered Congressional voting districts, indulgences for blacks committing/threatening violence to attain racist goals, and the enforced "white guilt" we see now as official educational guidance policy ("check yourself for White Privilege"). The reparations have no ending date, ever, and that is what makes them racist.
Finally, we now have a resurgent "Black Panther" organization. This group arose in the 1960s, along with Fidel Castro's communist revolution succeeding in Cuba, and Che Guevara's exporting of violent Marxism around the world. The Marxism outlived Guevara, of course. The Black Panthers became resurgent after 30 years of quiescence when their racism was seen and recorded in Philly in the '08 election, but the new Obama regime gave them an indulgence.
When the race war comes to YOU, to your neighborhood, to your children's schools, how will YOU respond? Think about it now, because you will have to react very quickly when when the "social justice warriors" are on your doorstep.
Since I've been dabbling in Facebook for about a year, I got away from this blog, and announced my hiatus.
The hiatus is over, primarily because events are about to overtake the globe which will demand some preparation for in order to be survivable, and Facebook, for all it's speed, doesn't really give that capability. I advise on calamity preparation in my blogs, and it's time to take up that cudgel again.
There are two major events on the horizon: One dealing with Islam and it's increasingly-harsh conflict against Western Civilization, and the second is economic. In the economic case, we are led, by our Central Bankers, to a precipice of our own making, and we are led there in the name of various get-rich-quick schemes, just as we were led there 86 years ago. The lessons of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed have been completely forgotten, and sleight-of-hand and outright sham finances have become the rule for trading in equities, commodities and energy. I guess that these mega-liars hope that their lies will become the "new truth", and if you are invested in any of the above instruments, you hope that also, because when the realization sets in that the Emperor wears no clothes, the crash to follow will echo for not 86 years, but ten times that.
Today, though, I want to concentrate on the first major event: the Islamist hegemony.
Today, in Paris, France, Islamic militants stormed a publishing house and committed a successful gun attack, killing 2 gendarmes and 10 employees of a satirical magazine which has poked fun at Islam over the years.
The French Government brought this situation upon themselves by first allowing the in-migration of over 30 million Muslims, and then allowing the Muslims to set up their own city-states within France where Shariah law was practiced and the police could not enter. This had been done over the course of the past 20 years or so. The muzzies were allowed in for (sound familiar?) employment in French industry.
Okay, so much for the present, intolerable situation in France. Why, you ask, do I concern myself with it here in the US of A?
Simple. The same process is at work here to allow the Muslims to self-govern outside of US Law. This process accelerated rapidly with the election of President Obama, and is still accelerating. We will be at France's level in a few short years if we don't reverse course.
Just how would we reverse course?
We reverse course by refusing to accept Islam as a religion. Our Constitution requires freedom of religious expression, and associated Codes make promulgating a Religion very advantageous. However, a religion must have a code of morals, and under our Constitution, the "code of morality" offered by Islam fails several important tests, chief among those tests, equality of sexes, and Islam's insistance on forced conversion of "infidels", a definable act of slavery. Any form of "Islam lite" that actually conformed to our Constitution as interpreted would, in fact, be denied by the Islamic religious rulers of the Levant. Islam, therefore, cannot exist as a religion under our laws, and if it can't exist, steps must now be taken to remove the protections erroneously and previously given to Islam.
Islam may properly be called a cult, but not a religion. It only remains for We the People to pressure our leaders to deny the benefits of being an organized religion to Islam, and to specifically re-define this belief system as a dangerous cult. Since the entire corps of adherents to this belief system protects and shields the violent terrorists who are also system members, the entire corps of adherents may properly be labeled accessories to the violence performed in the name of that corps.
In our legal system, we have laws dealing with accessories to crimes: we can imprison them, we can seize their assets, and we may restrict them and their criminal conspiracies physically from our municipal jurisdictions.
Yep, I've been blogging for over 10 years now. I have 1.645 million pageviews. I've written over 4,300 posts, and I've accepted almost 6,000 comments. At the peak (in the bewb-blogging days), I had over 2,000 views per day, but average about a quarter of that today (most of the pageviews in the bewb-days were those using my blog as a source for soft-porn, and most of them from the Middle East).
I have shifted the direction of the blog twice, and I'm about to shift it again. It's about meaningful change, accent on the meaningful. When I started, I thought I was cutting-edge new: I had boob blogging, I had militia blogging, I had hard-edge conservative blogging. In the mid-late "oughts", it occurred to me that I was becoming a "nail that stuck up", and we all know that such nails attract hammer blows, just like trailer parks attract tornadoes. I toned down some of the more reactionary stuff, mostly the information on the best guns and ammo to kill people with. Politically, this was all during the Bush43 Regime, and if the dot-gov was snooping, we had no Snowden to tell us.
Now we are in the Obama Regime, and we have solid proof that extensive systems exist for the purpose of spying on US Citizens. I am likely on one or more lists of dissidents to be rounded up when "that day" comes, if it ever does. That doesn't bother me as much as it might others, because I have a plan for that day. It DOES bother me that my few regular readers might suffer the same fate though, and I have been wrestling with this thought for several weeks.
During this recent 3-week hiatus, I have vacillated between pulling the plug on the blog to ramping it back up to a full head-to-head opposition to the current Government. I still haven't decided, so I am going, for the moment, with a change of direction.
I believe that my most valuable role in conservative blogging is to illustrate the social issues of the day in terms of history, something you rarely find in the Main Stream Media. Today's other two posts, on the history of racial integration and the gay pride problem, offer a look at the new direction. If didactic isn't your thing, I'm not your blogger.
I haven't totally sheathed the sword, but I have moved it from here to Facebook. You can find my public timeline under George Schneider. It has a local Northwest flavor, but I post in the TEA party circle hereabouts, and keep up on the 2A scene in my posts. Look for my timeline here.
Another thought I have had is to declare EMCON. Under that condition, I would presume that hostilities with the Government are imminent (or that they have already begun), not just possible or probable. If I go to EMCON, all my social media (including this blog) goes dark. I would advise all readers to give serious thought to what it would take for YOU to declare your personal EMCON. Analyze how you will make that determination. EMCON would likely be followed by mustering of Militia. Also give some thought to how you would respond to a Militia call-up.
Now that you're briefed, let's think about the implications, something most ordinary folks don't do, and it's why the culture is going down the drain.
I'm taking the side of the Government in this case, even though Secretary Sebelius is on my Top Five list of people I would like to see removed from the employ of taxpayers.
This case is NOT about Obamacare, as much as the punditocracy would like you to believe that ("OMG, they're attacking the Law of the Land, these religious nuts are"). No, this case is about whether or not a CORPORATION may establish religion and require all it's employees to follow that religion.
If Hobby Lobby, a corporation employing 16,000 people, is able to deny it's employees ANY part of a Federal benefit, and do that in the name of the religion of the CEO (and Board of Directors, presumably), then Religion has been Established.
The First Amendment, and the "Establishment Clause" within it, says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Okay then, does Obamacare "establish" a religion? No, it doesn't (except for that pesky provision exempting Islam and followers of it from some of the law's restrictions).
Does Obamacare prohibit the "free exercise" of religion? Hobby Lobby says it does, and insofar as the provision of birth control is concerned, Obamacare seems to go against the corporate diktat of Hobby Lobby, the Corporation.
Okay, it would appear that the crux of this matter will revolve around who the Founders were protecting when they wrote the Establishment Clause. Were they protecting classes, or were they protecting individuals? I'm in over my head divining Constitutional law here, but I've been told that the freedoms of the Bill of Rights were and are meant to protect individuals, not groups or classes, except as those classes have been proven to be victims of discrimination per se, as in racial discrimination.
The CEO of Hobby Lobby is claiming, by the fact of his lawsuit, that he has the right to speak for all the people working for the corporation, and thereby control their religious choice which is permitted, nay mandated, under the First Amendment. Of course, if the SCOTUS agrees with that, they have just established corporate slavery as de jure law.
All the Government has to do to defend Obamacare in this case is find a couple of Hobby Lobby employees who don't want their birth control rights proscribed by the CEO, and the Government wins, IMHO. If I am the Chief Justice, I communicate with the US Counsel, and ask him to present an order to require Hobby Lobby to poll their employees, all of them, as to their choice, and when the Government presents that request for injunction, I grant it. In granting the injunction, I warn Hobby Lobby, the Corporation, that the polling carries the weight of a Federal Order, and any interference with it would be considered obstruction of justice.
Back to my readers.
Why, you ask, would a blogger such as myself, having taken on the Government as many times as I have, be siding with them and encouraging their case?
The answer is simple, if you look very far beyond our borders. What is the biggest threat to the culture? If you said Socialism, you are wrong, dead wrong. The biggest threat is the ascendancy of the culture of Islam. Islam is far, far more of a threat to our form of Western Civ than Socialism. No, I'm not downplaying the threat of Socialism to our Constitution, but just look at the European nations which fall all over themselves to accomodate Islam. In doing so, they have knuckled under to the establishment of Islam's claim of "right" to rule it's adherents by Sharia Law. In France, for example, the Government drew lines on maps around all the Islamic ghettoes, and told the Imams therein that they could run those ghettoes by Sharia Law as enclaves beyond French control, except in matters of public safety, but in reality, public safety issues also are left to the Islamic religious hierarchy.
In other words, the Frogs have given away significant parts of their big cities to the mullahs to run.
Readers, do we want that here? No, I'm not saying that the Hobby Lobby CEO is a screwy as a mullah, or that his Christianity compares inany way to the inhumanity of Islam, but if he wins his case, people, we have started down France's road. We need to be fair in our application of the Bill of Rights, and I have a dollar to your dime that says that the day Hobby Lobby wins this case, a new case to require allowing Sharia Law primacy over local and/or Federal Law gets filed in a Federal Court somewhere in this Nation.