The election of 1860 was one of the most important elections in the history of the country.  Lincoln was elected and freed the slaves, resulting in The Civil War. One hundred and sixty years later the country is faced with another such pivotal election.

Today, the country is also embroiled in a civil war, albeit an asymmetrical one. This battle is all about ideology.  There are two opposing visions for America. One vision is for the continuation of the ideals embodied by the framers of the Constitution versus an opposing vision which calls for a fundamental transformation of the country into a socialist state.  So, the question being asked is should we continue on as a Republic or should the power to govern be vested in the State?

Here’s a couple of things to consider:

Do you favor citizens having inalienable rights as outlined in the Constitution or should all rights come from the State?

Our history, our tradition and our cultural values support the idea of individual rights. The two rights that have come under increasing attack from the left are free speech (the First Amendment) and the right to bear arms (the Second Amendment). If rights come from the State, the Constitution will eventually be thrown into the dustbin of history. Remember, the right to be free and the right of religious freedom only exist because of the Constitution.

Should we have private ownership of property, natural resources and the means of production or should the control be vested in the State?

For example, do we want at least some form of free markets for products, services and employment or do we want the State to make all these choices for us.  In that case, they would decide how much tomatoes would cost and how much a truck driver would be paid.

 

Epilogue

The backdrop to this election is the global battle between nationalism and globalism, between the common man and the international ruling elite. Under globalism, economic decisions are made by major corporations in concert with international institutions like The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.  Under globalism, our jobs were eliminated (and sent to China). Thus, China became a world power and America has gone downhill ever since, with the U.S. dollar and the country on the very brink of extinction. Socialism would be the coup de grace.

 

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself, or be ruled by a small elite.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

Historically, people migrated to the big cities looking for a job, for the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. These cities became magnets for minorities. Chicago was a magnet for the poor blacks migrating from the south and Los Angeles was a magnet for Hispanics. New York City was a melting pot, the United Nations of the world.

However, these cities no longer provide an environment where opportunity can flourish. Instead of personal freedoms, what we now have is fascism where the so-called anti-fascists are the true fascists. As Sean Ono Lennon said, “I’m unsure how this ‘fight racism with racism’ and ‘fight fascism with fascism’ strategy is supposed to succeed in anything but destruction and chaos.”

The Dream doesn’t exist anymore. It was extinguished in the flames that engulfed Minneapolis, Portland and then Kenosha. It expired as local government officials stood by idly and watched it die. Perhaps, we could live with fascism as long as it somewhat preserved the Dream. After all, we had a family to raise, bills to be paid and, hopefully one day, a house that we might own.

However, when the government began to tell us how to live our lives, people starting leaving. As a result, we have now entered into a period of reverse migration. There is an election coming up on Nov 4th. Those that have left Dodge have already voted. They voted with their feet. They reject the ideology of the far-left.  It’s not the America that they once knew; that’s for sure.

However, the politicians don’t care about the misery. They only care about control. The cities affected by the riots can only spiral down from here into the abyss, a cesspool of violence, drug addiction and homelessness. Businesses are leaving too because these cities refuse to provide even a minimum level of support and protection for the business community. So, they leave or go out of business, with the resulting loss of those jobs. This is what civil war looks like. This is the new normal.

 

Epilogue

Based on data from United Van Lines moves, as compiled by Bloomberg, the exodus from Blue States like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois has begun (with California not far behind). These states all have financial problems that they are trying to solve by raising taxes, rather than reducing spending… which is a typical socialist response to this kind of problem.

For those that got out of Dodge, eight out of the ten top places they moved to were Red States. For those that stayed, however, they will have to share an even bigger burden to make up for those who left. Accordingly, the law of diminishing returns will render this problematic.

 

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

 

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Elections are too hard to predict, so I don’t.  After all, look at how wrong the polls have been. However, what I do know is that important events that occur just prior to an election can be a determining factor in a race decided by voters who basically can’t tell a donkey from an elephant.

Elon Musk has commented that “the left is losing the middle.” That is, the Democratic Party is alienating its core constituency of working class voters and minorities. Two recent events highlight this, as follows:

 

Kanye West runs for President

Blacks are beginning to realize that the Democratic Party has been pandering for their votes. The trifecta of Blexit, BET founder Robert Jackson calling for the formation of a third party to represent black interests and Kanye West running for president in 2020 could likely tilt the coming election, as well as all future elections. That’s because, in the past over 90% of blacks have voted Democratic and the Democrats can’t win a national election unless they get that level of support from them.

 

While Portland is burning, Jerry Nadler calls Antifa violence a myth

You just can’t get broad support from the middle of the political spectrum when you are unwilling to deal with something like the violent nature of the riots in America. Except for the far-left, people of all political persuasions do not want to defund or abolish the police. Most people realize that if the mob comes to their house or business, they will need police protection.

The left has pandered to the protestors even as things turned violent. Unfortunately, that has only emboldened a mob mentality as you can never be woke enough. City mayors have been impervious to the fact that people’s livelihoods were being destroyed by the riots. However, when the rioters approached where they resided themselves, everything changed; just ask Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey or Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. As Winston Churchill stated, “Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough it will eat him last.”

 

Epilogue

The far-left ideology isn’t so much a political movement as it is revolution, a push for power. They have the backing from a number of heavy hitters, including Big Tech, wealthy CEOs, the media…and even China. As usual, money drives politics and this is no exception. In the end, you and I lose and the wealthy keep getting wealthier. If you need a scorecard, just watch the wealth gap. It pretty much tells the whole story.

 

“What we need is power! Do you understand? …But look, if no one’s persuadable, then let’s just have the revolution.” – James Carville

 

War drums are beating around the world.  As the era of the American Empire comes to a close, other forces are rushing into the vacuum created because of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from around the world.

China has been flexing its muscles recently by illegally expanding its territorial waters into international waters.  Worse, China has violated an international treaty which historically ensured a measure of sovereignty for Hong Kong (resulting in the recent riots in Hong Kong). Now, they have even threatened the sovereignty of Taiwan. In the Middle East, Turkey has ambitions to reestablish an Ottoman Empire in the Middle East, starting with its invasion of Syria. As for Venezuela, they are trying to export their brand of communism throughout the hemisphere.

The U.S. is not becoming isolationists as some have claimed.  Rather, the money necessary to finance such worldly adventures is now beyond our means to deal with. The nation’s “credit card” is maxed out and the dollar is increasingly worthless. The world no longer buys oil with dollars. The petro-dollar system is dead and the American Republic is on life-support, financially speaking.

Even the civil war in America is a reflection of our country’s financial problems, as different groups fight each other to gain the upper hand in deciding what comes next. The general public is totally unaware of the shadow war that is being fought behind the scenes. As usual, the elites want to control, and profit from, any new system.  As usual, the average American will be asked to foot the bill. There are all kinds of slavery and I’m pretty sure that you never considered that you too might be a slave.

 

Epilogue

The nation’s financial problems go back to revolutionary days. The Civil War bankrupted the country resulting in a bailout by foreign bankers. As a result, the nation was “incorporated”   by means of the Act of 1871. As a result, we later wound up with the Federal Reserve and the I.R.S., both of which are not part of the federal government.

The U.S. corporation formed by the Act of 1871 is now bankrupt. Where will the financing for the nation’s trillions of dollars of debt come from?  The shadow war will have to play out in order to get us out of the stalemate that we’re currently in. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

 

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
– George Orwell

 

 

As the Democratic Party moves far-left and embraces Antifa and BLM, it leaves moderate Democrats and even some liberals out in the proverbial cold. The rift in the party was apparent during the vote on impeachment back in January when Tulsi Gabbard and three other congressmen bucked the party-line vote to impeach Trump.

Tulsi Gabbard is a contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020.  Gabbard is against what she calls “endless wars” and America’s military involvement around the world, all of which has drawn the wrath of much of her party. This is what I refer to as the Tulsi Gabbard Effect. That is, a politician is attacked by their very own party for taking a political position that the party used to embrace.

However, the feud between Gabbard and the Democratic Party is only symptomatic of a deeper issue. In the past couple of years, the Democratic Party has suddenly changed its platform on everything from our economic system to wars to defunding the police.  I picked out these three issues, among many, because all three would have lasting effects that would impact the lives of our children (and their children).

The support for defunding the police is part of a drive to change the vey fabric of our society and our culture. The term that they use for this is to “fundamentally transform” America.  Anytime someone uses the term “fundamentally transform,” they are referring to switching from capitalism to socialism where the government controls the means of production and where free markets cease to exist. The switch to socialism would also involve scrapping the Constitution, or at the very least the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

So, when they say “fundamentally transform,” what they are truly talking about is revolution.

So, when you see the riots on TV what you are looking at is civil war.

So, when anyone asks you to “take a knee,” they have just involved you in that war.

 

This is 2020 and yet it is 1984, right out of George Orwell’s book.

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth.” – George Orwell

 

The Michigan House of Representatives today voted to end the State of Emergency due to the coronavirus in Michigan.  Instead, they are suing Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan.  Both the House and the governor claim that they have the power to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus crisis. Welcome to the new Civil War.

“If it wasn’t ever necessary to lockdown our nation, why aren’t we just reopening ASAP? You may not like the answer that I’m about to give you but here it is.  Reopening is strictly a political issue, it’s not really about your health. The states that will resist reopening the longest will be states with socialist governments (states like California, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Virginia).” – TheEthicalWarrior, “The WHO Recants But The States Turn A Deaf Ear”

 

The civil war in D.C. is all about who will have the right to exercise the power given to the President by existing national state of emergencies, and with it near dictatorial powers.  Some Democrats have claimed that Trump wants to be king. I have a news flash for them. He already is.

The government is currently operating under a variety of declared national state of emergencies. Thirty-one in total. One of these declared emergencies was signed by Barack Obama on July 6, 2012 and was entitled “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.” That executive order grants the President absolute control over all media, including social media.  In addition, the United States has been operating under a state of war following the 9/11 attacks, as declared by The War Powers Act. The War Powers Act is still in effect today and it allows the President to take over the media and to use U.S. troops without the approval of Congress, among other things. For good measure, there’s the Public Health Service Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (think Coronavirus, think quarantines).  

Given the path that we’re currently on, is there any doubt that these national emergencies, or perhaps even some new ones, will be used by the president? After all, we would want the president to protect the country and its citizens, right?  If the coronavirus situation worsens, there’s even a chance that the November national elections might have to be called off. 

The strange thing is, though, that I don’t hear any hue and cry for the president to use any of these emergency powers to combat the coronavirus. You would think that Congress would be concerned about the illegal immigration of Chinese people coming across the Southern Border, some of whom probably carry the coronavirus.  Instead, there’s a call in DC for terminating travel restrictions to various countries.  Interestingly enough, the country that has been the most successful fighting the coronavirus is Russia and they have totally closed their borders.

Obviously, nobody knows exactly what is going to happen.  However, one thing that I’m pretty sure of is that the politicians will figure out how to best exploit this crisis, even if it’s at the expense of John Q. Public.  As Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

” In any place where they fight, a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King. We shall go to those parts and say to any King we find – ‘D’you want to vanquish your foes?’ and we will show him how to drill men; for that we know better than anything else. Then we will subvert that King and seize his Throne and establish a Dynasty.” – Rudyard Kipling

The Second Civil War is currently being waged in the House of Representatives (the Trump impeachment inquiry) and in the Department of Justice where AG Barr is running a criminal investigation of Deep State activities, including the Russia collusion hoax.  However, perhaps the real battle is taking place in the Supreme Court in the case of Seila Law LLC vs. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The question before the Supreme Court is whether a government agency has the authority to act independent of the Executive Branch (i.e. the President of the United States).  The bottom line is this: Does the President have the right to hire and fire workers in the Executive Branch?

Our government has three distinct branches of government whose powers and authority are not supposed to overlap.  The three branches of government create an environment where there is a “separation of powers.” Congress writes laws, the President runs the country and enforces the laws and the courts decide if the laws and executive action are constitutional.  Pretty simple, right?

However, that has never stopped presidents from issuing executive orders. For example, Barack Obama issued 277 executive orders including one which allows the President to take over the media and another one which effectively allows the President to take over the whole country.  To that point, Kamala Harris has said that, “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action….”

The three prongs of the Second Civil War cited above is all about this: Who has the authority to run the government? Is it the President or the unelected bureaucrats that work in the various government agencies of the Executive Branch (the Deep State)? That’s why former CIA director John McLaughlin responded to the Trump impeachment inquiry by saying: “Thank God for the Deep State.”

That’s the source of the conflict which resulted in the Russia-collusion hoax.

That’s the source of the conflict which resulted in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

This is the very conflict that got JFK assassinated.  That is, the President vs. the Deep State.

This is not about politics per se. This not about Democrats vs. Republicans.  This is about who runs our country and has the power to make public policy…and, specifically, this is about whether or not the nation will continue to be embroiled in “endless wars” abroad. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic contender for president, has come out against endless wars saying, “That is why the neocon/neolib warmongers will do anything to stop me.”  She specifically calls out both sides of the political spectrum.

And you probably thought, perhaps, that all of this was just some personal vendetta between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi.

Truth vs. Facts

10/05/2019

Certain terms are thrown about by politicians very loosely so you need to filter everything that they say. Today’s headlines tell the story:

Headline: Biden Tells Crowd To Choose Truth Over Facts

Translation: Don’t confuse me with the facts.

Headline: Pelosi Dismisses McCarthy’s Impeachment Letter: We Hope Republicans Will Follow The Facts

Translation: We’re not going to follow the rules so I hope you don’t object.  As for Pelosi, herself, she will follow the truth rather than the facts.

Headline: Tliab: Democrats Exploring Ways To Arrest Trump Cabinet Members

Comment: This is how civil war looks. You impeach/arrest our guys and we’ll impeach/arrest your guys. Coming next: martial law.

Headline: Pelosi Says Trump Impeachment Necessary to Repair, Heal Country

Pelosi claims that Trump will do “irreparable damage” to the U.S. if reelected.

Translation: A Trump reelection would derail the world-wide globalist agenda.

Comments: Of course, national elections have local implications but, anymore, elections have even more important international implications because of the conflict between nationalism and globalism. The world has seen a recent wave of nationalist victories in elections, including Poland, Italy, Brazil, Austria, Bulgaria, England(Brexit) and Australia. However, the U.S. is the big prize so expect lots of fireworks before everything is said and done.

Headline: Anti-Trump Whistleblower Colluded With House Democrats Before Filing Complaint

Comment: Schiff will have a hard time explaining his personal involvement in this. Perhaps, he can do another “parody.”

America started out as a Republic. In 1871, things changed pretty dramatically. The U.S. then became a corporation. Now our form of government is no longer a Republic and unbeknownst to Congress, the media and most Americans, we aren’t even a democracy. As a result, some have labeled our economic system as crony capitalism, which is just a fancy name for fascism. We are on the road to oblivion…to totalitarianism. Today’s headlines tell the story:

Headline: Bombshell: Schiff Knew of Whistleblower Accusations Days Before Complaint Filed

Comment: And exactly who do you think was responsible for filing the whistleblower’s report, anyway?

Headline: Devastating – Video Proves Schiff Lied, Told Reporters, “We Have Not Spoken Directly To The Whistleblower”

Comment: There would not have even been a whistleblower’s report except for a secret change in the rules just prior to the filing of the whistleblower’s report.

Headline: Partisan CIA Whistleblower Broke The Rules – Contacted Schiff Before Filing Complaint

Comment: What else did they do that was against the rules? Stay tuned.

Headline: Trump Has Disqualified Himself From Running in 2020 

The New York Times claims that Trump should be disqualified from running, but if he does run and gets re-elected there will have to be a socialist revolution in the country.

Comment: This is simply a reflection of the civil war raging right now in America. After all, since when does a newspaper call for the overthrow of an American president?

Final thought: And who did you think really runs our government?