I’M CONFUSED

March 30, 2018

Back in the day when I was growing into a young lad, there were things that we considered right/wrong, acceptable/unacceptable, normal/abnormal or odd. We were taught how to behave and we knew what to expect for improper behavior. Proper, back then, meant with respect and dignity.

Maybe that’s why I’m considered to be conservative on most issues. I like meaningful structure in life. Laws are fine as long as they are applied equally. Undue regulations that restrict the rights and property of all because of the actions of a few should be changed or eliminated, but not violated. Military service helped reinforce the definition of right and wrong. I like knowing what outcome to expect when a particular act is performed…or not performed.

About a decade or so ago, I noticed things changing a lot and rapidly. Some of the changes were/are for the better but the greatest portion of the changes are, in my opinion, not. Progressives began muting logic and language. They call it social justice and necessary for equality for all.

Recent studies have proven that one out of three progressives is just as stupid as the other two.

We can no longer identify people by gender because they may choose (there is now a choice list of 70+, and growing, genders) to be something other than what they truly are. We (Caucasians) cannot wear our hair in dreadlocks or cornrows because that is considered cultural appropriation. Rachel Dolezar can however, because she “identifies” herself as an African. Eating tacos and drinking beer on Cinco de Mayo is all but required for young adult Americans to show solidarity and unity with our neighbors to the South. Drinking beer on Saint Patrick’s Day, however, is stereotyping and offensive to Irishmen persons according to the PC police.

Antifa (abbreviation for anti-fascist) members forcefully and sometimes brutally mandate what we can say, where we can say it and what we must do to meet their socialist goals. They do so through antagonistic behavior and destruction of personal belongings and public property. They claim warrant to physically harm their perceived opponents…just like fascists. Fascism is portrayed by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and controlling the speech of others by any means deemed necessary. Antifa fits the description precisely.

In some cases we are coerced to accept the outlying as normal and in other cases it is wrong to do so. We must stay on Facebook and Twitter to stay in tune with the ever-changing program. What is normal, proper and acceptable right now may not be so – right now.

We are told to accept, welcome and respect people who claim to be Asian-American, African-American, Mexican-American. Inclusion here is but a one-way street. The immigrants are welcome to clique together within cities and towns, segregating themselves from others with a vested interest in the districts.

Where is the community, the integration, the loyalty and allegiance if Asian or African or Mexican is first when describing an American? If they were interested in part of the whole, wouldn’t they prefer being referred to as American? Where is any assimilation when, after 5, 10 and 20 years the “newcomers” speak very little or no English and demand interpreters in every government office to accommodate their needs?

Why is it necessary for a gay person to make it known to all that they love persons of their same sex and bigoted or homophobic when a straight person so indicates their sexual preference?

Contradictions abound in our muddled and remolded society today. Black or gay or Latino conservatives are treated with disdain by those on the progressive left. Wait! Wait! Isn’t it the progressive left who claim to protect and fight for the rights of minorities? Are not blacks and gays and Latinos the minorities for whom the left professes to speak and protect?

When women vote for conservatives, they are demeaned by their all-inclusive counterparts as submissive to the viewpoints of the males of their surroundings. Shouldn’t the progressive left, the protectors of women, minorities and the downtrodden, show more respect for the intellect and independent thought of women?

It just came to me. I’m not the one who’s confused!

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WHO WE SHOULD REALLY FEAR

March 26, 2018

Last Saturday was the “first ever March for Our Lives”. There were marches in many locations around the country. According to the MSM, they were organized and staged by a handful of student “survivors” of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on February 14 of this year.

Let’s get one thing straight before we get into the complete ridiculousness of this entire “student movement” thing. First and foremost, these kids are not the organizers. They are merely pawns of the Marxist/socialist cabal that ran the last administration. Second, these kids are no more survivors of the shooting last month than I am a survivor of Hurricane Katrina. Yes, I lived through the hurricane, because I was in the United States when it occurred, but I was no where near the storm! These kids are professing trauma when they may not have even heard a single shot and may not have known any of the victims. They were just in that school on that day.

Okay, now to begin. We should be afraid of the prominent figureheads of this movement. David Hogg is one of the most outspoken and most often interviewed by the ever-seeking of tragedy to exploit main stream media. He shows an anger far beyond that of the shooter who created the chaos at the school. Hogg’s profanity laced speeches and interviews show that he is not one to be around and expect calm, comfort or reason. Anyone who cannot present his or her idea without spewing obscenities and extreme vitriol is someone to be watched closely. He’s a potential hitter.

Beyond the demonstrated anger, he really is not seeking safety for school students. He is a diminutive narcissist seeking notoriety. He is (probably) becoming wealthy pushing for insane Marxist ideals. “How much education is this young man getting when he spends so much time organizing various gun grabbing events? This one was on a national scale”. There is a lot of money, tens of millions of dollars, being put forth for gun control by the very same people pushing the Second Amendment voiding, global over-lording Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 on us. This is just a step in the overall plan. It’s a crisis opportunity that they cannot waste.

One proposal put forth for the safety of students is to allow only clear backpacks at schools. (Sounds rather reasonable. Guns, knives and other weapons would be visible.) However, Mr. Hogg believes that would infringe on student’s constitutional rights. Though he doesn’t identify what “constitutional rights” would be infringed, he must be referring to the 4th Amendment, because he most certainly has no concern for the 2nd.

Yes, there is reason for fear. But the fear should be directed, not to individual attention grabbing incidents. It should be about those who want to take away all of our freedoms one-at-a-time. We should fear the socialist indoctrination taking place in our government run schools. The attendees of these institutions receive a subtle but daily inoculation of Marxist/socialist/Communist agendas, to the point they hate the free society in which most of us would like to continue living.

Thanks to CNN, MSNBC and others having spent hours upon hours of each day since February 14 promoting death of 17 students in order to limit our access to guns the events were well attended. About the only time the leftist MSM did not devote to this plan was spent bashing the president.

BTW, next we’ll probably hear that the name of the school must be changed to Marjory Stoneperson Douglas to promote a non-gender specific, all-inclusive learning environment.

JUSTIFYING BAD BEHAVIOR WITH GOOD BEHAVIOR

March 19, 2018

Just as the news media condemns the removal of illegal aliens from this country because they have skirted the law for years and sometimes decades, they renounce the removal of a criminal from the justice department before he can continue to further bilk taxpayers for his disgraceful behavior.

First, let us start with truth. Any law enforcement officer, criminal judge or even a behavioral specialist will tell you that when a person is caught, rarely is it the first time he or she has committed a misdemeanor or felony. Often they may have done the same or similar things many times in the past. As a for instance, when a person is pulled over by a patrol officer for speeding, it may be the second, tenth or hundredth time that person actually broke a speed decree. They may have disregarded many stop signs or red lights before being caught speeding this time. Not being caught before does not exonerate any previous wrongs.

It should matter naught whether a politician has a (D), (R) or (I), behind their name. It is how they act and vote that matters. Is it in the best interest of the majority of citizens or is it in the name of some focus group or small but loud agitation faction? Is that vote one for the continued success of a democratic republic or is it one that will eventually change our republic into a two tiered (elite and subservient) socialist or communist regime?

Liberals like to bellow that Mueller is a Republican, therefore his investigation into a president who won the election under the Republican party ticket is honorable and not to be questioned. The fact that his investigative team is made up of highly partisan Democrats who display a significant shortsightedness regarding the misgivings of any and all members of their chosen party is to be overlooked.

John McCain’s service to the country while in uniform and his courageous endurance while in captivity is certainly honorable and commendable. His liberal disservice to this very same country while in the House and Senate, however, is not to be lauded. The fact that he, Jeff Flake and Ben Sasse – Never Trumpers all – call themselves Republicans does not make them conservative or preservative of the country we know. They would rather change the stature and structure of the country than publicly agree that a Washington outsider’s attempt to restore law, order and culture to America is in the best interest of the citizens even if it is not best for politicians.

Likewise, just because a person or group of people managed to gain entry into the country illegally or overstay their granted welcome (visa) and remain for weeks, months or years before being detected does not justify any “right” to remain. It does not convey to them the rights and privileges accorded to citizens.

That brings us to the dilemma of Andrew McCabe. McCabe is a man who was finally identified and fired for performing duties contrary to those for which he was hired. Some say that it is disrespectful for the Attorney General to fire him and relieve the taxpayers of a $1.8 million burden just days before his scheduled retirement. Others say that the firing should have taken place months ago and saved the taxpayers his salary to this point. As illustrated above, this is the time for which he was identified as subversive. It does not mean that it was the first time in his 21 year career that he did something against bureau protocol with a politically minded purpose.

LIBERALS DRIVE GUN SALES

February 28, 2018

Well, it happened again. Liberals are able to do what no marketing firm representing a manufacturer or vendor can do when it comes to raising gun sales volume. The more insanely they bellow about “high capacity clips”, “assault rifles”, “military weaponry” and “well regulated militia”, the higher gun sales volume goes.

Let us first be aware of the Second Amendment. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Liberals/progressives want to concentrate on the words “well regulated Militia”, forgetting that without arms any formal grouping is useless against a heavily armed tyrannical government. They also like to bring into the conversation the likeness of a musket to a semi-automatic rifle.

Here’s what happens to their “living/breathing document” argument.

For my money, if some despot leading the government authorizes the use of automatic rifles to suppress the citizenry, then “We the People” should have like weaponry to defend our freedoms. I’m okay with civilians having fully automatic weapons (now illegal in most states). Their non-combat use might be restricted to sanctioned ranges with heavy fines or imprisonment for unauthorized use beyond that scope. But, when the time comes, we must be able to defend our lives, our freedoms and our dignity by any means possible from those who choose oppression over freedom.

It is also imperative that each and every gun owner pass an accredited class in Basic Handling and Firearm Safety. While not advocating for another “tax” aka license, the school or instructor should issue a certification attesting to the attendee’s knowledge and ability to comply with reasonable standards. Today, to purchase a firearm, there is a very reasonable $10 fee for a federal background check. It’s the responsibility of the feds to collect and secure the required information for that $10 before issuing a permit to purchase.

We were told that giving up some of our privacy to enact the Patriot Act would allow federal agencies to interact with local law enforcement and share information to keep us safe. Well, our privacy and some of our liberties are now gone, yet there is still inadequate responsible information sharing to keep us relatively safe.

Let us not lose more with little to nothing in return.

MEDICATIONS AND MASS MURDERS

February 19, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass murderer, was on medication to deal with “emotional fragility”.

Those who have read my previous writings on this subject are well aware of my take on synthetic pharmaceuticals. I am not a doctor or a pharmacist. I am a civilian citizen who is concerned about the number and types of things we are seduced into ingesting in the name of health.

I’ve been called out by medical model professionals of various disciplines who say that the benefits of FDA approved drugs far outweigh the negatives. To which I ask, “Yeah, what about all the violence and suicides committed by those on medications?” “Would those violent acts still have occurred without the mind altering introductions?” (Hypothetical because we’ll never know.)

Though the concentration today is on medications to overcome the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are not my only concern. I have friends and relatives on as many as 19 drugs taken regularly…most commonly every day. Some of the drugs are to counter the side effects of the drugs taken to allay the side effects caused by other medications that are taken to mask the symptoms of a root problem.

In my view, synthetic pharmaceuticals are too often prescribed to move a patient out the door so that the doctor can record another patient visit. Most synthetic pharmaceuticals do nothing more than hide the symptoms of illnesses rather than treat or remedy the underlying problem. Some, if not all, have a list of “potential” negative side effects which are far worse than the problem displaying the symptoms they are meant to overcome. All too often, there is little in-depth monitoring of the patient’s reactions to the prescribed panacea.

Stephen Paddock, now of Las Vegas fame, was on Diazepam. According to the FDA, diazepam can produce “confusion, withdrawal symptoms, euphoria, increased anxiety, panic, irritability, delirium, aggressiveness/aggression, numbed emotions, instability, restlessness, agitation, inappropriate behavior, delusions, rage, hallucinations, nightmares, confusional or paranoid psychosis/psychoses” in up to 10 percent of users (and that estimate might be generously low).

Drugs.com offers some answers to the horror of today’s society. Click on “A to Z drug list”, pick a letter, a drug, then scroll down to side effects and scare the hell out of yourself.

Almost every one of the mass killers and teen suicides of the past two decades have been using prescribed synthetic pharmaceuticals with horrendous potential side effects. A few well-known names associated with mass atrocities that you may recall are: Prozac, Ritalin, Effexor, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Welbutrin. Those are the names of the real killers.

While the direct weapon most commonly used is a firearm, the list of multiple killings and suicides range among ropes, cars, trucks, knives, ice picks, baseball bats, 2x4s, hammers, screw drivers, machetes, explosives and on and on. Whatever is available when the medication kicks in becomes an instrument of choice.