School shooting casualties were pretty low and relatively steady until the end of the 1960s and then they increased dramatically. this seems to correspond with the rise of cultural Marxism and it’s march through our institutions.
Note: Source ar15.com, graph based on shooting statistics from Wikipedia. The article noted that the data for the 90’s was not complete (i.e. there were more shootings than Wikipedia listed).
Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination. – G.K. Chesterton – Orthodoxy
Written by:Diana West Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:23 PM
June 14, 2016: The Washington Post reports “Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee.” On what did the paper base this claim? The Post cites “committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.”
These “security experts” are with CrowdStrike, a private cyber security firm hired and paid by the DNC.
While reading the following chronology, it is important to bear in mind that the FBI has never examined the DNC computer network because the DNC prohibited the FBI from doing so. Also, that the FBI, under former Director Comey, not to mention President Obama and the “Intelligence Community,” thought this was perfectly ok.
In the June 14, 2016 story, DNC chief executive Amy Dacey explained to the Post what happened after she received a call from “her operations chief” about “unusual network activity” noticed by the IT team in “late April.”
That evening, she spoke with Michael Sussman, a DNC lawyer who is a partner with Perkins Coie in Washington. Soon after, Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor who handled computer crime cases, called [CrowdStrike president Shawn Henry], whom he has known for many years.
I highlight “that evening” “DNC lawyer” “Perkins Coie” “Crowdstrike” and “many years” to highlight the political nature of this chain of damage control. Dacey spoke with Sussman, the DNC lawyer, that evening — instead of say, the FBI cyber crime unit that day. As a Perkins Coie partner, Sussmann is with the leading Democrat law firm: Perkins Coie has produced an Obama White House Counsel; a lawyer to ferry that copy of Obama’s “birth certificate” from Hawaii to the White House; and it has represented the DNC, Democrats in Congress, Obama’s presidential campaign, and, at that moment in June 2016, the Clinton presidential campaign.
With all of those Democrat interests in mind, the DNC and Perkins Coie choose to turn to CrowdStrike. Who, what is Crowdstrike? Here is one hair-raising theory. It is a fact that CrowdStrike’s Moscow-born co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, a globalist, interventionist and swampist think tank, which gave Hillary Clinton its Distinguished International Leadership Award in 2013.
The political nature of the DNC’s choice of a politically connected cyber-security firm itself is not too surprising; what is five-alarm-shocking, though, is that the FBI has never verified the firm’s “Russian hacking” findings.
June 22, 2016: John Ashe dies of his throat being crushed by a barbell at his home shortly before appearing in court with co-defendant Ng Lap Seng in a fraud case. As New York Post reports: “Seng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.”
July 10, 2016: DNC staffer Seth Rich, whose title is reported as “voter expansion data director,” is murdered in the street near his home in Washington, DC. The police will attribute his murder to robbery, although nothing was stolen from Rich. His murder remains unsolved.
Here, thanks to William Craddick of Disobedient Media, is the crime report which tells us that three of the officers at the scene were wearing body cams.
July 12, 2016: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton
July 22, 2016: It is three days before the start of DNC convention, and Wikileaks starts releasing 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments from the Democratic National Committee. The emails document the DNC’s efforts to sink Bernie Sanders’ primary run against Hillary Clinton. DNC chairman Wasserman Schultz will resign over the election-meddling scandal within the week.
July 23, 2016: A spate of Trump-Putin stories begins to appear about now, including FP’s Julia Ioffe’s piece titled, “Is Trump a Russian Stooge?” A deflection to “Russian hacking” from DNC primary-rigging is immediately apparent, at least on the Left: “So what was once dismissed out of hand — that the DNC was actively working against the Sanders campaign — is now obviously true, but not a big deal.”
July 25, 2016: Sanders supporters boo DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the stage at national convention event over Wikileaks revelations of DNC collusion in Hillary Clinton’s favor. W-S resigns from the DNC on July 28, 2016.
August 1, 2016: Peter Schweizer publishes “From Russia with Money,” a stunning report on Clinton cronyism and corruption detailing multiple and profitable connections between Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, John Podesta, and Russia. (More info on Podesta and his Russian business dealings will follow from Wikileaks.) Hillary-tanked MSM ignore evidence of “Russian influence” on Clinton and Podesta both.
On or about August 9, 2016: During an interview (video above), Julian Assange brings up the recent murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich while discussing the great risks Wikileaks sources take. Wikileaks will contribute $20,000 to what grows to more $125,000 in reward money for information leading to arrest of the murderer(s) of Seth Rich. According to private investigator Rod Wheeler, no one has come forward to try to claim the money.
September 5, 2016: Washington Post reports DNI James Clapper is leading an investigation into Russian efforts to “sow distrust” in the presidential election and U.S. institutions.
The Kremlin’s intent may not be to sway the election in one direction or another, officials said, but to cause chaos and provide propaganda fodder to attack U.S. democracy-building policies around the world, particularly in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
U.S. intelligence officials described the covert influence campaign here as “ambitious” and said it is also designed to counter U.S. leadership and influence in international affairs.
October 7, 2016: Washington Post: “US government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections.” The story reports on a joint statement released by the DNI and DHS. The paper only quotes this much:
“The U.S. Intelligence Community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations,” said a joint statement from the two agencies. “. . . These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”
Also of October 7, 2016: The Washington Post releases Access Hollywood/Trump tape, although the published story is dated October 8, 2016.
Also on October 7, 2016: Wikileaks releases the first cache of Podesta emails.
October 14, 2016: Jonathan Rich, Seth Rich’s cousin, tweeted the following:
October 17, 2016: Julian Assange accused a “state party” of severing his internet connection.
October 19, 2016: Hillary Clinton turns the DHS-DNI statement into “17 intelligence agencies” during a debate with Donald Trump:
CLINTON: We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and they are designed to influence our election.
I find that deeply disturbing. And I think it is time —
TRUMP: She has no idea whether it is Russia, China or anybody else.
CLINTON: I am not quoting myself. I am quoting 17, 17 — do you doubt?
TRUMP: Our country has no idea.
October 20, 2016: At National Review, Fred Fleitz writes:
First of all, only two intelligence entities – the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – have weighed in on this issue, not 17 intelligence agencies.
Fleitz goes on to quote from the same joint DNI-DHS statement the Post cited so sparingly. The disclosures …
are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow — the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europa and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.
Fleitz, formerly with the CIA, writes: “Saying we think the hacks `are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts’ is far short of saying we have evidence that Russia has been responsible for the hacks.”
October 22, 2016: Gavin McFadyen died of lung cancer in London on October 22, 2016 at the age of 76. According to a May 2017 Fox News report, Gavin McFadyen was Seth Rich’s Wikileaks’ contact.
November 2, 2016: Jonathan Rich, Seth Rich’s cousin, tweeted the following reply to a question about the Clinton body count:
Around November 9 or 10, 2016: According to the April 2017 book Shattered, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and chairman John Podesta gather campaign staff in Brooklyn to set the post-election defeat narrative: Hillary’s unsecured email sever was major over-reported story of the campaign, and Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign.
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.
December 14, 2016: Former UK Amb. to Uzbekistan and Wikileaks associate Craig Murray tells the Daily Mail that he flew to Washington in September 2016 to receive emails from one of Wikileaks’ sources. Both the DNC emails and the Podesta emails, Murray said, came from inside leaks, not hacks. “He said the leakers were motivated by ‘disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.’ ”
December 22, 2016: The Washington Post reports CrowdStrike links Russian hacking of the DNC to Russian hacking of the Ukrainian military. Said CrowdStrike’s Alperovitch: ‘The fact that [these hackers] would be tracking and helping the Russian military kill Ukrainian army personnel in eastern Ukraine and also intervening in the U.S. election is quite chilling.”
This new Russian hacking claim will be widely and loudly debunked by British, Ukrainian and other sources.
December 29, 2016: DHS and FBI release a joint report entitled “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity.” The FBI, to repeat, has not examined the DNC servers to verify Crowdstrike’s findings of “Russian hacking,” but President Obama goes ahead orders sanctions on Russia and expels 35 diplomats anyway!
Russia does not respond in kind, which intensifies an air of unreality about the whole exercise. It all feels stagey.
January 10, 2017: For the first time, then-FBI Director James Comey publicly addresses the DNC-Russian hacking story, affirming that the FBI has not had direct access to the DNC servers or (bonus!) John Podesta’s personal devices, despite “multiple requests at different levels.”
Comey told the Senate committee, “Our forensics folks would always prefer to get access to the orginal device or server that’s involved …” but no worries! “A highly respected private company eventually got access and shared with us what they saw there.”
Right then and there, President-elect Trump should have planned to ask Comey to resign over this single act of rank incompetence (or corruption).
March 15, 2017: According to Daily Mail, “CrowdStrike’s Alperovitch cancels interview with VOA, the news outlet that first reported CrowdStrike had misstated data …”
Also in March of 2017 and also according to Daily Mail, CrowdStrike is stonewalling :
CrowdStrike’s co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch and its president Shawn Henry turned down an invitation to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the U.S. election.
‘They declined the invitation, so we’re communicating with them about speaking to us privately,’ said Jack Langer, a spokesperson for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes.
“Speaking to us privately…”
(A request: Could Republicans please roll over, pull the trigger and put us out of their misery?)
Also in March 2017: In a May 16, 2017 interview with Sean Hannity, private investigator Rod Wheeler says that in March, when he began his investigation into the murder of Seth Rich on behalf of the Rich family, he called the DCPD but didn’t hear back from anyone for two to three days. Wheeler says he learned from the family on May 15 that during that March interim, a high-ranking official at the DNC got the information about his query and called the Rich family “wanting to know why I was snooping around.” (Who in the DCPD called the DNC official and why?)
In this same interview, Wheeler adds that Seth Rich was having problems at work, and that the person he was having problems with was the same DNC official who called the father.
March 20, 2017: Then-FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers appear before the House Intelligence Committee.
HURD: Have you been able to — when did the DNC provide access for — to the FBI for your technical folks to review what happened?
COMEY: Well we never got direct access to the machines themselves. The DNC in the spring of 2016 hired a firm that ultimately shared with us their forensics from their review of the system.
HURD: Director Rogers, did the NSA ever get access to the DNC hardware?
ROGERS: The NSA didn’t ask for access. That’s not in our job...
HURD: … So director FBI notified the DNC early, before any information was put on Wikileaks and when — you have still been — never been given access to any of the technical or the physical machines that were — that were hacked by the Russians.
COMEY: That’s correct although we got the forensics from the pros that they hired which — again, best practice is always to get access to the machines themselves, but this — my folks tell me was an appropriate substitute.
Again, this shocking dereliction alone is enough to justify Comey’s removal — plus a thorough investigation into exactly how it was that DNC/CrowdStrike was able to thwart an FBI investigation — and why Director Comey, not to mention why Barack Obama and on down, went along with all of it.
Smells, the whole thing, the whole gang, to high heaven.
April 5, 2017: Alana Goodman of the Daily Mail reports CrowdStrike has “quietly retracted” key portions from its debunked Ukrainian report “after the firm was found to have relied on inaccurate data posted online by a pro-Putin ‘propaganda’ blogger.”
Too bizarre —
The errors prompted both the Ukrainian military and a prominent British think tank to issue public statements disputing CrowdStrike’s data.
The Daily Mail quotes cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Carr, who, as the paper puts it, explained that “this is part of ‘a pattern’ for [Crowdstrike], and raises concerns about its credibility.”
‘They just found what they wanted to find…they didn’t stop for a moment to question it, they didn’t contact the primary source,’ added Carr. ‘This is like an elementary school-level analysis.’
Note: It is this same “elementary school-level analysis” that remains the basis of the DNC-“Russian hacking” story!
This is outrageous and alarming on multiple levels. To begin with, if a private firm claims that a foreign power has cyber-attacked a leading political organization critical to the functioning of the US national election process, how does the US government not become involved to investigate to ensure that any actions the US government may take in response — sanctions, expulsions, to take the real- world example — to that foreign attack are based on verified findings?
It does not seem possible that the DNC has the authority to rebuff the FBI in a case of a purported foreign strike — unless the fix is already in. I mean, imagine a private eye putting off the FBI, saying, don’t worry, we’ve got that Rosenberg spy ring covered, and we’ll keep you fully apprised.
It’s not really all that different.
The Daily Mail:
There remain unanswered questions about the sequence of events which led to the secrets of the DNC being laid bare.
The DNC said it originally hired CrowdStrike in late April last year after discovering suspicious activity on its computer system indicating a ‘serious’ hack.
That’s right. See entry for June 16, 2016 above.
But according to internal emails, CrowdStrike was already working for the DNC to investigate whether Bernie Sanders campaign staffers had gained unauthorized access to its voter database.
That five-week investigation appeared to have wrapped up on April 29, 2016. …
“Already working for the DNC” in this timeframe of still-undisclosed anti-Bernie collusion means, in effect, already working in support of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign against Sanders. Great source for non-partisan and official intelligence.
And check this out: voter data base, Bernie Sanders staffers. Seth Rich’s job at the DNC has been reported as “voter expansion data director.” Related? Should the Seth Rich chronology go back to alleged dirty tricks in December 2015 involving yet another data breach?
Yes, my head hurts, too. But out of this giant headache may emerge some clear truths. In the meantime, it is extremely notable that Twitter talk of supression of the investigation into or even discussion of whether Seth Rich was a DNC source for Wikileaks and murdered as a result is coming not only from the MSM, but hard Left and Democrat “data” professionals.
Take, for example, Andrew Therriault, former “Director of Data Science” for the DNC. Zero Hedge reports that Therriault tweeted and deleted the following tweet calling Seth Rich “an embarassment” — ten months after his murder.
More recently, Therriault retweeted Rob Flaherty’s tweet (below), which includes a link to a petition against the advertisers of WTTG, which re-introduced the Seth Rich story this past week.
Flaherty, too, is a Democratic operative, data pro, Hillary Clinton supporter, and works for the lavishly Soros-funded PAC, Priorities USA.
The petition, by the way, written by another hard left activist, Karl Frisch of Allied Progress, announces a boycott of WTTG advertisers unless they pull their WTTG advertising until the news station retracts their developing Seth Rich story.
Think there are some high stakes hiding in the tall Swamp grass? Just keep saying “Russian hacking,” “Russian hacking.” Everything will be just fine.
“In 2013, the Department of Defense quietly declassified an intelligence report revealing details about Israel’s secret nuclear program. The timing is significant, as it occurred around the same time tensions between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rapidly escalated, suggesting this may have been a swipe at Israel.”
“On February 12, the Pentagon quietly declassified a top-secret 386-page Department of Defense document from 1987 detailing Israel’s nuclear program – the first time Israel’s alleged nuclear program has ever been officially and publically referenced by the U.S. authorities.
In the declassified document, the Pentagon reveals supposed details about Israel’s deterrence capabilities, but it kept sections on France, Germany, and Italy classified. Those sections are blacked out in the document.”
“Obama’s CIA director leaked top-secret information about Seal Team 6. “In 2011, former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed top secret information about the Osama Bin Laden raid,” reports The Federalist, adding:
Panetta reportedly revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the raid and named their ground commander at a ceremony where “Zero Dark Thirty” writer Mark Boal was in attendance, according to a report by the inspector general at the Department of Defense.
Panetta reportedly assumed all 1,300 people in attendance at the event had adequate security clearances to hear the top-secret information about the Seal Team 6 raid”
“Obama defense official leaked secret information about Israeli military operations against Iran. As Ben Shapiro pointed out, “An anonymous ‘US defense source’ [leaked] to the Times of London that Israel had cut a deal with the Saudis to use their airspace to strike Iran. The deal [was] scuttled.” The official leaked the classified information of key ally Israel in June 2010, just as the Obama administration was gearing up to take a harsher stance against the Jewish State’s settlement building activities.”
“official in Obama’s Joint Chiefs of Staff leaked classified information about cyber attacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Here’s The Federalist again:
In 2010, Gen. James Cartwright, then vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly leaked to reporters classified information about cyber attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities. He reportedly shared documents about a highly sophisticated virus used to foil Iran’s nuclear program to members of the media, but there was no outrage from the press about these disclosures.”
“All those times the Obama administration leaked classified information about highly dangerous Israeli military operations in Syria. Shapiro notes that on at least two occasions, the Obama administration revealed classified about defensive and counter-offensive Israeli military strikes against Assad:
May 2013: Members of the Obama Pentagon leak information that Israel attacked the Damascus airport to stop a shipment of weapons to terrorist groups. Obama officials actually had to apologize for this leak, since it endangered American lives. They blamed “low-level” employees.
June 2013: The Obama administration leaks specific information regarding Israeli Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile sites. Weeks later, US sources tell CNN that Israel attacked a Syrian installation full of Russian-provided missiles. The same month, “American intelligence analysts” tell the New York Times that Israeli strikes had not been effective. All that information was classified.”
I was born in Chicago. My parents moved out to the Suburbs when I was 4 after the neighborhood changed and a person was knifed outside our house. Under steady one-party rule, guess which one, Saul Alinksy’s, Barry Soetoro’s, and countless other radicals’ stomping ground has steadily become worse. The middle class is steadily shrinking, and the poverty class has greatly increased. A very small wealthy class congregates on the north side of the city by the lake. Chicago is the left’s vision for the country as a whole. It still has charm and beauty but it is eroding quickly.
Muslims ruled Africa to Spain and absolutely forced sharia observance on all. Sharia is not remotely the same as halahka – Jewish law.
1. Hijra/migration jihad formed when nascent Islam was kicked out of Mecca the first time. In Medina they found a formula that empowered them – robbing caravans. They became rich, attracted cutthroats, began to develop rules for spoils and booty, and eventually overthrew Medina. Later, the returned to Mecca, killed all, and have been marching since. This formative experience foundationally established non-military Hijra migration as a core tenet, as Durant noted in discussing “threats multiplying from within,” when commenting on the Second Great Jihad, which killed 100,000,000 people.
2. 70% of Islamic scriptures – Koran, sira, Hadith – pertain to non Muslims.
3. No caliph or other would have legitimacy were sharia not to be applied.
4. Islamic texts cannot be understood without first understanding the Islamic experience, their flight from Mecca, their subsequent rise, the nature of revelation, and mostly, abrogation. If someone says otherwise, they are lying or ignorant. In Mecca 1, the Muslims were persecuted. Their prophet appealed for tolerance, etc, these became the Mecca era quotes. As they were being expelled, and still protesting, the Muslims declared “why do you persecute us?” The Meccan elders declared “We don’t persecute you. We only want you to stop destroying our idols and abusing our gods.” Later, when they conquered Medina, the admonishments of what their god commanded became more militant. By the time they then broke a truce, and beheaded and killed the Meccans, and entered their global conquest phase, nearly all their prophets revelations were decidedly violent, such as the famed “Sword Verse”. Aware of these disconnects, Muslims then asked their prophet “here you call to peace, but there to war…” para. The prophet answered “Al lah can do as he pleases. If he gives you one commandment, and later another, the first will be superseded.” Para. This became abrogation and essentially, the entire early part of the nascent Islamic experience is abrogated by the later warring, empowered parts. Yep, universally known by Islamic students. Had their prophet died old, he may have mellowed and offered more pacific declarations of god. But he died at the heart of warring.
5. Islam (which translates into submission, not peace), thus divides the world into two spheres: the house of submission, dar al Islam, and the house of war, dad al harb. You are in the house of war. Islam MUST wage jihad till all declare “there is not god but allah and Mohammed is his prophet!” Fact!
6. Hijra/migration jihad is so highly developed in Islam that is is the quintessential insurgency primer of all history. The details on friends, treaties, taqiyya (lying and deception to further Islam) are unmatched in any other product of humanity (Von Clausewitz and Sun Tzu are not even close).
Lastly, as an example of taqiyya: Koran, 5:32 “…if any one killed a person, it would be as if he killed the whole of mankind; and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole of mankind…” We hear this often, don’t we? In fact, apologists parade this daily. But what’s to object here? Nothing! Nothing at all. However, this is not about Muslims. Muslims have an entirely different set of rules and injunctions. This is a place in the Koran where it is discussing the rules of the Jews, for the Jews! This only pertains to Jews!
Epilogue: with the vast majority of the scriptures- Koran, Sira, hadith, and over 60% the Koran itself, specifically applying to non Muslims, it’s incredulous to suggest sharia is not binding on others. “Others” are the fuel that drives sharia. “Others” form the foundation of its jizya and caste setup.
“While we’re all immensely grateful for Trump’s miraculous victory, I don’t think we’ve paid enough attention to what he has destroyed. He destroyed the Bush dynasty. He has destroyed the Clinton dynasty. He has destroyed the push towards globalization. He has destroyed the MSM myth as ‘impartial Journalists’. He has destroyed the conventional GOP so-called Conservative establishment. He has destroyed Obama’s legacy. He has destroyed ObamaCare and the push towards a single payer, gov’t controlled health care. He has destroyed the concept that Republicans can’t win without catering to a variety of ethnic groups, even though he increased his vote with blacks and Hispanics over Romney. He has destroyed the lock that the NEA has over the educational system. He has destroyed the environmental wacko’s control over the EPA. He has destroyed the legitimacy of the polling industry. Finally, and most importantly, with the defeat of Hillary, he has decimated the Democrat party, and it’s agenda, with no bench to build upon. So let’s celebrate Trump’s win and his future presidency, along with the appreciation of all he’s destroyed.” – Mal Lube
“How did this happen?!” they cry.
You want to know how this happened? You want to know how America resorted to bigotry and racism? You want to know how we let a TV star with no experience get to the White House? You want to know why we couldn’t stop being stupid enough to listen to what you had to say?
I can explain.
Ten years ago I never had to tell somebody my wife was black and children were of mixed race to get them to stop assuming I was racist.
Ten years ago I didn’t have to tell somebody I’m bisexual to get them to stop assuming I was being homophobic.
Ten years ago I didn’t have to tell people I’ve read the Qu’ran to get them to stop assuming I was ignorant of Islam.
Fifteen years ago I had pride in my nation.
Twenty years ago I didn’t have to worry about the government spying on my because I sat next to someone suspicious on a plane.
Twenty years ago I didn’t have to worry about getting kidnapped for being an American in most other countries.
Twenty years ago 50 corporations made up 90% of the media market; today its 6.
Thirty years ago people weren’t being attacked by animals in the streets over who they voted for.
This is the country that brought the world electricity, the light bulb, that tamed the last frontiers in the world, that carved the faces of great men into mountains, that brought us powered flight, that broke the sound barrier, brought Europe peace after the most destructive war ever seen, tried to play nice but brought forth a fury never fucking seen before when we were attacked, sent men to the fucking Moon. But something happened.
We began intervening in other nations’ conflicts. We started trying to develop this network of power across the world. We started fighting wars for money. And when we were attacked harder than ever before, we pulled our punches and used it as an excuse to fight somebody that wasn’t even responsible.
We voted for change and change never came. We voted for the young charismatic man, and he sold us a bridge. He was given near complete power to bring change and what he brought us was a hamfisted attempt at health-care reform that he didn’t understand and we didn’t want. He promises change from the needless wars and brings us anonymous murder from above on an unprecedented scale. And because he happened to be President when gays got the right to marry, we are supposed to think of him positively?
Let me ask you, when was the last time you heard a song written with this much national pride?
We are tired of being led down the path of shame. We are tired of fighting other people’s wars. We are tired to the globalist network of power. We are tired of the oligarchy. We are tired of being undisputably the single most powerful nation to ever exist on this Earth and yet not being able to win the wars that corporations, industries, and oligarchs get us into because our leaders want to pretend war is an opportunity to be culturally sensitive and play nice.
But when we try to voice these concerns and desires we are called racist because the person we disagree with is black. We are called sexist because the person we disagree with is a woman. We are called homophobic for saying there are bigger priorities for the President than deciding who uses what bathroom. We are called Islamohobic for expecting our ultra-powerful military and police might to be able to provide us security. We are called rednecks, and fools, and morons, all because we disagree.
And we are told we should not disagree, because the “experts” say so? Like Nate Silver, who has been wrong about everything since 2012? Who was wrong about the results of the 2014 Midterms, the Brexit vote, the Primaries, the World Series, and the General election? I’m only an amateur analyst and I outperformed him.
We should just believe CNN who has been proven to feed information to political parties? Who orders their focus groups on how to respond? Who cuts the audio from anyone that strays from the narrative they sell?
The pollsters, who were so incredibly wrong about 2012, Brexit, and 2016?
Why should we believe the “experts” who get paid more and more for being right when they can’t get anything right?
Then a man we’ve known for decades shows up and decides to speak up for us – and you call him racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamaphobic, arachnaphobic and whatever else. But he speaks to us and for us. And you try to shut him up. You cast him as a reality TV star with no knowledge, while peddling Hollywood stars with no knowledge, as if Donald Trump has not been a household name for four fucking decades?
Then all the people we’ve been sick of, the Bush family, the Clinton family, the Obama Administration, the elite of the world and the market and media all of these people we have been trying to get to change team up against this man. And you think we can’t see through that?
You lied about polls and when we saw through it you called us paranoid. You lied about crime committed and called us paranoid. You lied about the medical status of a public figure, for fuck’s sake, and called us paranoid. Yet time after time when we were right, you just said “A broken clock is right twice a day!”
Fuck you. This happened because we are so goddamn sick of you. We are so goddamn sick of not being heard. We are tired of being brushed off when we speak, so we don’t speak often. The Silent Majority.
Michael Moore of all fucking people, was the only one of you globalist shits to ever actually GET IT. You don’t fucking get it. Michael Moore, of aaaaaall people said words that brought me to tears because of how accurate he was.
The media didn’t want him.
The GOP establishment didn’t want him.
The pollsters didn’t want him.
The globalists didn’t want him.
The NeoCons didn’t want him.
The Socialists didn’t want him.
The global power brokers didn’t want him.
But the people who are tired of fighting these wars our military isn’t allowed to win, tired of being robbed, tired of being taxed to poverty, tired of being insulted, tired of being slandered, tired of being lied to, tired of our livelihoods being given away, tired of being brushed off – yeah, US, we wanted him.
He isn’t any of the things you try to tell us he is. We saw through it and you still lie even in defeat.
At the worst, he will be a message, louder and stronger than we have ever been.
And, at best, he will take us back to the Moon, up to the stars, build unrivaled monuments that will last centuries, bring back our jobs and our pride.
This man literally took on the world for us.
And I bet even if you read this, you still don’t get it.
We should go back to the original funding for the National government as prescribed in the Constitution prior to the 16th amendment. In the 16th amendment the US government laid claim on all income – yes, it could confiscate 100% if it so desired (under FDR the top bracket rate was 93%): ” The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” The theft of labor is a crime that cries to heaven – this amendment has declared us to be serfs.
Prior to it the only income was from tariffs and fees, and that was because the founders intentionally wanted wanted to limit it’s funding. Of course, one way around it was to create a National bank, which is why we have an out of control government which is spending money created out of thin air because it cannot live off of the huge amount of income taxes it confiscates.