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In… was it 2000?… the late Tim Russert famously asked what color for which party and said during a broadcast of Meet The Press that we should just arbitrarily standardize and call Democrats “blue” and Republicans “red”.
 
Of course Democrats and most of the Left-leaning media jumped on board with this idea. Up until that point “red” had generally meant the political Left, and “blue” had generally meant the political Right, to the degree that Right leaning Democrats were referred to as “Blue Dog Democrats” and outright socialists on the Left sometimes referred even to themselves as to as “reds”.
 
Now, twenty years after Russert suggested this change, some on the Left try to draw a correlation between Republican “red” and the German National Socialism of yesteryear, which is preposterous because 1) the Republican party accepts everyone as is [something the Democrat party in it’s own racist worldview refers to as “colorblind racism”], and 2) German National Socialists _were_ national socialists, fighting with international socialists over the same ideological & political territory.
 
Fascism itself is the idea of reaching Marx’s idealized end state of mankind via initially controlling most or all of what industry does through controlling corporations directly, which is why it is so ironic that those in the modern military wing of the Democrat movement, AntiFa, refer to themselves as “anti-Fascist”. If anything they are advocates for national level socialism seeking to initially force a move towards Marx’s vision by directly controlling industries and other institutions! In other words, they are the very thing they claim to be resisting.
 
All of this said, Republican leadership, in an attempt to appear detached and inclusive, adopted the label “red” and uses it to this day. And I’m convinced many millennials, who are tuned into political symbolism, see the color “red” and associate the Republican party with the most hateful, biased aspects of the old German National Socialists, even though the Republican party is the antithesis of racism & advocacy for national level socialism.
 
In fact that’s why Democrats chose the term “Resistance” in 2016, they believe they’re fighting against national socialism like the French Resistance did in WWII.
 
So I think one of the best things the Republican party can do for it’s future is ditch the label Red and declare in our platforms & by-laws that our party associates itself with the color Blue. If this causes confusion outside of our party, so be it. When we’re asked about the move, we can simply state that in the past two decades since the colors were assigned by Russert the Democrat party has become openly Socialist, and the color of socialism is red, so they should be proud to own that color. But even if they don’t, we think of ourselves as True Blue and will be using that color to designate ourselves.
 
In the end, Republicans are Blue, Democrats are Red.
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Recently Scotland apologized to people who practice homosexual behavior for historical laws which criminalized that behavior in the distant past.

The story is at:  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/scotland-apologizes-gay-men-historical-convictions-153855710.html

My initial response to the headline is that I wasn’t aware Scotland had recently convicted anyone of homosexual behavior. Why apologize to people who have never been directly affected for actions done by people who are all deceased to people who are all deceased?

Oh, yeah, because politically correct people hate the West, including the self-guilty, politically correct current leadership of Scotland.

This leads me to a great point:  It’s ironic when people with blind populism condemn their forebears for their forebears’ blind populism. And the biggest irony is that usually the faults of the blind populisms across generations are related. You know, like how the active racism of today (anti-white) condemns racism in the past that no one alive today has ever been involved with (anti-black, in the case of the long past British and American chattel slavery).

The same principle also applies to how the active religious populism of today (pagan metaphysical naturalism) seeks to condemn the active religious populism of yesteryear (pagan monarchical application of Judeo Christian concepts).

True Judeo Christian morality upholds the non-fault rights of individuals in their own private homes.  Judeo Christian morality is the very reason modern populists are, in this case erroneously, condeming Judeo Christian morality.  The condemnation is based on a mis-application of Judeo Christian sentiment in the past by what was then still a historically pagan, monarchical society. 

And now the same paganism revamped with modern terms such as “multiculturalism” and “tolerance” is seeking, just as it sought to condemn individuals based on private actions in private homes in the past, to strip all people today – including those who practice homosexual behavior – of individual rights to life, liberty and property.  Rights which originated with Genesis 1:28 in common law.

So blind populism is still violating people’s rights.  Blind populism is still the problem.

It’s tragic that a bedroom community of San Antonio experienced today a death toll almost half of that which occurred in the city of Chicago just last month. The 53 deaths in Chicago, while less than the mass shooting in Vegas, go largely unaddressed by the left leaning national media. Chicago’s worst monthly death toll this year, June, exceeded the Vegas shooting toll by 27 souls lost. Again, this is almost never addressed by the left because I’m convinced the thinkers in media care more about symbolism and socialism – and the disarming of the citizenry necessary to impose socialism – than they care about the actual lives involved. Of course this is rationalized to the point of convincing one’s self it’s for other, nobler reasons. But when push comes to shove I believe it boils down to cold, hard logic for them. What they believe is the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

Socialism in the former Soviet Union took tens of millions of it’s own citizen’s lives in “peace” time. It’s ironic that almost 20% of millennials today view the Soviet Union favorably, and many more view Communism in general favorably. They’ve come to this under the socialist teachings of leftist educators such as former Communist terrorist Bill Ayers who was a primary contributor to common core, and Howard Zinn who started the Marxist apocryphal anti-American history movement which dictates most of the contents of school history texts today, etc.

This really is a values issue. Many of those in leadership on the left who want gun control don’t truly believe in morality apart from class warfare. They believe God is unknowable, or even that belief is God is some kind of tragic psychosis. In the end they cannot condemn murder apart from some form of arbitrary rationalization. Who is to say that will to power isn’t noble, even if the one wielding power has to “crack a few eggs” to “make an omelette”. Isn’t that survival of the fittest?

Well, I have a solution to the problem of mass shootings in America these days.

1. Bring back voluntary recitation of the Regent’s Prayer in public schools every day

2. Bring back the pledge of allegiance in public schools every day

3. Bring back voluntary posting of the Ten Commandments in public school rooms

4. Immediately stop all welfare programs which reward or encourage fatherlessness in poor communities until such time as the programs are amended to encourage two parent homes with a father and a mother. Having a father and a mother in the home is the number one indicator of future mental and financial success for children, and a number one indicator of future adherence to the law

5. Immediately do away with the Howard Zinn “history from below” (i.e., anti-American socialist propaganda) model of history in public schools, and re-implement true American history and civics. Teach the founding principles.

6. Teach money management in schools. Every child should come out of their education with a strong dislike of debt and a strong affinity towards hard work and saving

7. Do away with draconian gun laws and encourage hunting and knowledge of self-defense. This goes hand in hand with encouraging having a father in the home

In short, we need to go back and do the things we’ve done in previous generations before leftists did away with Judeo Christian morality, the same leftists who today act shocked that people are getting used to hearing of mass murders in our communities.

The downfall of the city of Detroit over the last 50 years has been the subject of much discussion.  For example there was the time Stephen Crowder did a drive through of Detroit to document that much of the city is in a shockingly run down condition –

Here is my response to someone online who was recently trying to imply that the destruction in some inner-cities such as Detroit has been the result of racial inferiority.

All sorts of folks with all sorts of features are involved with all sorts of cultures. Drawing a line around skin color is an unscientific way to define a “race” because:

1) For ever variation of human feature you will find some individual, some family, who is exactly in-between so that you may never draw a line and say, “here is where the ‘x’ race begins”, or, “here is where the ‘y’ race ends, etc.

2) Every person is the result of endless migrations by endless families across the earth. For example, the average person from Latin America has ancestors from American first nations, from Africa, from Spain, and through Spain from Italy (Romans), Arabia (Moors) and even Northern Europe (Goths). How could anyone begin to classify such a person as being a separate “race”? Every group of people on earth has a similarly intertwined history. My family is from middle England so I have Irish, Scottish, Britain, Scandinavian, Norman and French. And that’s just on my Father’s side (which also includes, more recently, Montana Niitsitapi “Blackfoot” Indian, which flows through my very European looking veins).

3) Genetic science has recently proven the existence of a progenitor “Mitochondrial Eve” from whom all people are descended. Even science backs up the idea that we are all simply human beings.

4) Drawing a line around skin color would be like drawing a line around height. Imagine saying that, “from now on everyone who is 5’7″ to 5’8″ is a separate race – the Mid-Heighters!” Ridiculous. It is no less ridiculous to insist that someone is a separate race because of iris color, shoe size, double-jointedness or whatever their melanin happens to be.

I believe this is a solid response to racism.

Feeling Cantankerous

A few tongue in cheek thoughts on the assault rifle debate –

1. They’re called assault rifles because if you’re shot 2 or 3 times by a semi-automatic AR-15, that would constitute an act of assault against you, whereas if you are shot 2 or 3 times by a muzzle loader, a lever action or even a semi-automatic wooden stocked rifle (such as a 30.06 or 270), that would not be an act of assault against you.  That must be the logic of the Left who came up with the term, right?

2. The defining features of assault rifles are ergonomic in nature. This type of thing is much more common than you might believe. I hate to admit it but I have an assault chair at work, and I recently purchased an assault keyboard. (Man, the keyboard looks so cool!)

3. I think before we address the assault rifle problem we should take a cold, hard look at indecent exposure rifles, extortion rifles, racketeering rifles and unreasonable use of force rifles. I do ~not~ think we need to address petty rifles, such as white lie rifles and rifles which are simply feeling cantankerous.

Joe Socialist

DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE SOCIALIST

Joe gets up and the government dictates what he works at and how he does his work. If he’s lucky then they only take 60% of his income and he’s in a lottery to get one of the rare cars in circulation in several years. The day Joe turns 61 he develops cancer. He is put on a waiting list and by the time he gets in to see a government doctor it’s too late. He could be saved with aggressive treatment at that time, but care is rationed and he’s too old. Before he turns 63 there is ~no more~ JOE SOCIALIST. The end.

PS, in a weird twist of fate people give their lives trying to escape socialism (which keeps guns and guard towers facing their own people), but the economy of socialism collapses because social planners run out of other people’s money to spend. The walls come down and people are politically and economically free. But Joe’s grand-daughter, who has never known need in her life, goes to a modern university funded with dollars from economic freedom, using money earned by her parents and other taxpayers, and is indoctrinated into socialism by theorists and radicals living off the fruits of a free market, wearing Levis and Nikes, drinking Starbucks and using iPhones, in the last enclave on earth where anyone could still believe in socialism – a Western nation that became rich through the blessed opposite of socialism.

 

Better Than You

If you think the Leftists only want to ban your health insurance plan, light bulbs, clean coal, the Pledge of Allegiance, your favorite automobile, nuclear energy, the Ten Commandments, trans-fats, door knobs (I’m not kidding, door knobs), pipelines, 32 ounce drinks, oil drilling on the continental shelf, snacks in vending machines, guns, new oil refineries, 2 gallon flush toilets, salt in school lunches, football, coconut oil, circumcision, Walmart, hunting, flag pins, intelligent design and parental rights, then think again.

They are only just getting started on dictating to you what you can and cannot choose in every aspect of your personal life.

Because they think they know better than you.