Posts Tagged ‘Progressives’

GOODBYE CALIFORNIA

October 18, 2017

The citizens (and illegal aliens) of California want to secede from the union. What a wonderful happening for those of us who appreciate our nation. They want their sovereignty and we want freedom from their insanity.

Per usual, those of the liberal progressive left who want to become their own country see only the good points of being a nation of their own. They see not what they have already done to the region. They see seaports for trade and beaches for tourism. What they fail to see is the enormous debt liberals have foisted upon their state that must be absorbed solely by the new nation. (As of this writing, the spending exceeds the revenue by more than $28 billion <link> and is ever growing). Clearly, 10% of the state’s population is receiving food stamps (SNAP payments).  Many more also receive federal payments in the form of EBT, WIC, AFDC, SSI, etc.

They ignore the number of companies abandoning the region for more business friendly destinations. They rebuff the fact that the higher wage earners and wealthy retirees are exiting for states with more favorable economies and living conditions. They refuse to see that those people are taking their tax dollars away from the spendthrifts of Sacramento leaving behind a plethora of welfare awardees.

A reasonable person might see that each and every year, the state cries to Washington D.C. and FEMA for federal aid to adjust and offset the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage created by raging wildfires in the summer and flooding and mudslides during the winter months. Sonoma County officials, for example, are encouraging those affected by the recent wildfires to contact FEMA directly. All current federal access would go away and have to be paid by the few remaining California tax contributors.

When President Trump announced that taxpayers would no longer be illegally required to subsidize insurance companies as dictated under Obamacare, California (along with 18 other primarily Democrat controlled states) immediately hit the courts. California allows, even encourages, people in the country illegally to participate in the scheme that makes insurance expensive for the citizen taxpayers of all states.

Not only are nearly 900,000 people on the paid unemployment rolls in California, clearly 10% of the state’s population is receiving federal or combined federal and state welfare subsidies. Meanwhile…lawmakers of the state continue to pad their expense accounts and fund their retirements at the cost of citizens who often cannot even afford adequate housing.

That brings us to the homeless population and the diseases of such. California declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of hepatitis A. At last count, nearly 600 homeless and indigent people have been identified as victims of this disease. Hepatitis A is spread by contact with other infected individuals or consumption of contaminated food or water.

While not confirmed, the CDC is looking into migrant camps where day laborers gather as the source. These camps are often found near construction sites and areas of agriculture. The day laborers tend to spend their largess in areas of lesser affluence, i.e. areas with high homeless populations.

Well, Goodbye California. Here’s hoping you do well on your own.

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A RACIST AND A HOMOPHOBE WALK INTO A BAR…

October 14, 2017

Racist is now a spent and worthless term as with most of the left’s “ist”, and “phobe” references. With everything from the KKK to floral decorations and ice cream now designated as racist or …phobic, the terms have lost all meaning. Liberals tend to spin and parse every word, action, vision or vestige in quest for a reason to be offended. When they do become offended the problem lies with the liberal, not the object. It is up to the individual to perceive and reason normally, sanely and correctly. If and when that ever occurs, both the translucent/pastel libs and the rest of us will be much happier.

A person who sees everything as offensive or threat to himself/herself must be constantly and carefully surveilled to prevent crimes or injury that person might commit against their own person, others or surroundings. Sharp (knives, scissors, etc.), dull (lumber, baseball bats, etc.) and heavy (items which may become projectiles: E.g. rocks, bottles) objects must be removed from the individual’s proximal surroundings.

Perhaps that person should be restrained for psychiatric observation and diagnosis. California (perhaps because that is where so much liberal insanity occurs), allows police and other officials to confine by reasonable means and transport such persons under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 to a hospital, institute, asylum or other designated place for such observation and evaluation. For my money, this code is used far too infrequently. Judging on past performance, most of the state legislature and chief executive should be whisked away under the 5150 code. I won’t even start on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard some of the “triggers” for race, gender or sexuality. Perhaps you’ve even been exposed to the fearful socio-political stimulants. If you don’t date or mate with a person of your same sex, but of a different race, you might be designated as a homophobic racist. If you don’t stand with radical liberals when it comes to political decisions, you could easily be labeled a woman hater, bigot, redneck, Nazi, supremacist, fascist, xenophobe or any of dozens more derogatory terms. To illustrate my point, please click on this <link> to a former posting.

*After that posting, my friend said it was somewhat funny to him that I suggested “anger management and sensitivity training” for this proud liberal. As it happened, about a year prior, there was an issue and his licensing board mandated that he attend an anger management class. From the tone of his words during this exchange, the class was not helpful.

However, this is the way ignorant liberals tend to end discussions. When they recognize but refuse to acknowledge that their argument is based on false premises, they simply yell out some demeaning term. Sometimes it’s because they actually hear themselves speak and it embarrasses them to the point they must exit the conversation before making themselves look even more foolish. Sometimes they simply recognize there is no justification for their beliefs and the only way out is to spew an indefensible slur and claim victory.

When none of the above works in their favor, violence is the only alternative to quell their inherent anger. In any case, the use of unfounded expletives meant to box a person with a divergent viewpoint is, at this point, over used and of little meaning.

Thus, if you engage in a verbal joust with a liberal and derogatory terms permeate the conversation, smile and accept the victory. It is only acknowledgment…you both accept you are right.

LET US FOLLOW THE LOGIC OF THE LEFT

October 7, 2017

Push back is imminent! The logic of the left decrees that if someone chooses not to participate in, or chooses to claim offense in any way, everybody must respect his, her (or any of 55+ other mind-boggling gender pronouns) feelings by ceasing whatever they deem unsuitable. If we follow the logic to its ultimate conclusion, we see that it boomerangs back upon their very own mandated standards.­

Not everybody chooses to participate in Christmas celebrations – therefore end all public Christmas plays and celebrations

Not everybody chooses to participate in Christian prayer – therefore end all Christian prayer outside of churches

Not everybody chooses to participate in Halloween – therefore end all Halloween festivities in schools and public places

Not everybody chooses to participate in Hanukkah celebrations –therefore end all Hanukkah celebrations except in synagogues and temples.

Not everybody chooses to participate in hunting and shooting sports – therefore over tax and over regulate all private handguns, rifles and ammunition…tightly restrict when and where shooting may occur

Not everybody chooses to honor the flag, our national anthem or our men and women in uniform – therefore eliminate all representations of pride and symbolism related to our country

Not everybody enjoys fast food – therefore over tax and over regulate fast food restaurants until banned

Not everybody enjoys sugary drinks – therefore over tax and eliminate all sugary drinks

Not everybody enjoys jungle gyms – therefore ban all jungle gyms in schools and parks so that no child has access to them

Some children (+/- .02%) are injured when playing on teeter-totters– therefore ban all teeter-totters in schools and parks so that no child has the ability to enjoy them

Not everybody who has goldfish feeds their pets on time – therefore ban gold fish to prevent inhumane treatment

Not everybody enjoys pork products – therefore ban all pork products

Not everybody appreciates dogs – therefore ban all dogs

Not every young girl looks like Barbie – therefore ban the sale of all Barbie dolls

Not everyone believes in truthful history – therefore eliminate all visions and vestiges of history from the earliest record to current times…allow only emblems of glorious events and eras

Some people believe all animals should live an unrestricted life and die a natural death – therefore demean every person who wears clothing made from hides and those who eat meat

Some people are offended by differing opinions – therefore take FOX News off the air

 

Thus, using the logic of the left…

Not everybody chooses to participate in Gay marriage – therefore we must end all Gay marriages.

THE POLITICAL CLASS, ACADEMIA AND THE MEDIA vs. “WE THE PEOPLE”

September 6, 2017

I recognize that those who most need to read this and other like articles are the least likely to do so. It destroys their implanted narrative and thus must be rejected outright without review or consideration.

It doesn’t take a mental giant, or even an semi-intelligent public school graduate, to see there is a movement afoot to destroy the United States. Unfortunately, most of the imbued high school graduates and certainly the products of many four year colleges are so indoctrinated with “free” and “equal” and “diversity” and “acceptance” that critical thinking and reasoned observation is not within their purview. They cannot see or accept economic, social or political reality and cannot recognize what they are conditioned to bring about.

Today’s scholars, professors and teachers are bred on the disciplines of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx. Marx predicted that the internal class struggle of a capitalist society would produce self destruction resulting ultimately in a socialist society. He professed socialism or an ideal classless society such as communism would result. Alinsky popularized the thinking of Marx and directed the initialization of his philosophy.

Alinsky alleged that the best method to effect change is to first create chaos of the highest order. He became the figurehead of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s and is the mentor of the liberal journalists, teachers, professors and politicians (the reporters, guides and governors) of today.

Many of our current and recent generations, seduced by the authority of their “educators”, see only the initial and seductive stages of the socialist and communist doctrines. They have been drilled with the notion that these economic and political creeds result in global and total equality; everyone prospers from the efforts and production of the collective. The poverty and starvation that decades of submission to these philosophies is not admitted in the indoctrination. Only the ultimately infeasible Utopian representation is offered and revered.

From the chaotic state, the masses will accept any change to calm or abate the state of turbulence. That change comes in the form of socialism and ultimately communism. A soothing transition from capitalism and democracy might be termed Democratic Socialism; the first step to authoritarian dominance.

Each leader among the disciples of these philosophies believes he or she is the one to make the transition complete and viable. Every one who has tried has failed and each society transformed has suffered. The chieftains of the attempts often die under unexpected and mysterious circumstances only to be followed by stronger figures. The proles of these regimes toil endlessly for their meager existence while the elite governing class becomes enriched.

*Note the referral to two classes of these “equality for all” socio-political comradeships. This, in itself, illustrates a major contradiction to the professed uniform prosperity.

Without direct and personal incentive to produce and prosper for one’s self and family, there is little reason to work at capacity for others to benefit. Feudalism does not enhance the wealth of society. It drains the wealth from it.

I refer you to the totalitarian reign of the former USSR. For those with less historical background or initiative to do the research, read the current news coming out of Venezuela. Both of these nation states passed through the stage of Marxism, into socialism and into autocracies whereby the masses became starving chattel of the dictators.

Capitalism and democracy may not be the best forms of economy, government and civilization for it, too, is flawed. However, it has proven to be among the best for the greatest majority within. We, the U.S., are now at a negative point of transition away from personal responsibility and reward to that of dominance and submissiveness. With each new entitlement easing the need for self reliance, we move closer and closer to the proven failures of totalitarianism.

The United States is now in a hybrid state whereby public welfare is surpassed by government give-away programs. Charitably helping the infirm and incapable through public support is beneficial to a social and civilized community. However, making the lazy and sedentary comfortable and dependent with luxuries such as internet service, cell phones, monthly stipends, housing allowances and other benefits robs them of pride and incentive and allows the government to lord over them. The passive recipients democratically vote for more of the same not realizing they are electively contributing to their own servitude and that of their descendants.

The anarchists we see in the streets today are only ignorant players, for the most part. They falsely believe they are contributing to constructive societal change. Some are paid to organize and engage in protests and riots as suggested by Alinsky; to create chaos. The rest are dupes acting ignorantly, or on partial information regarding the projected outcome of their participation. Most are oblivious to the historical mistakes of multiple attempts to alter the social order. They are unaware of their contribution to totalitarianism.

SEEKING THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR

August 7, 2017

According to a 2010 study by Columbia University, remedial math courses are necessary for students entering community colleges. The study states that nearly 50% of freshman students are not proficient in math and must catch up in order to participate in a regular curriculum.

Causally referred to as 13th grade, the courses for freshman year are costly and time consuming for those who wish to graduate within reasonable time. But, guhuck,…unqualified students can say they is in college. This here is edacashun in the twenny oneth senchery.

Don’t require participation or completion of assignments in grade and high school, just pass the students for attending classes. In some cases, students are even paid for stopping by the school during regular class time. <link>

For those who do show up regularly on their own, give them grades that make them feel good about themselves. Everyone is at the top of the class.

This is nothing new. I have made my feelings about our schools and “presence promotion” known previously and often. <link>

Now, for those who cannot understand or choose not to participate in mathematics enlightenment, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges is willing to do away with algebra as a graduation requirement. He says it is a civil rights issue that disproportionately plagues low income Americans. His own words, “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”

Okay, so now the uneducated individual has a credential and gets a job? How long will that person last if he or she doesn’t have the knowledge required for the position or is too lazy to learn the position because of his or her training by the system?

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States is dropping lower and lower in the rankings against other world countries. Students primarily educated in Asian countries perform far better and generally rank in the top 5-10 worldwide. <link>

Some four year colleges are now limiting the number of Asian students. Could this be due to the fact that some cultures still encourage personal responsibility and emphasize the need for education and knowledge over social equality? Could it be that those people who believe in hard work and self discipline are changing the arch of the bell curve to cause more sub-par or failing grades among our coddled youth?

Since the majority of our offspring do so poorly in all three fundamental groups (math, science and reading) why do we even bother spending valuable taxpayer money or class time on the lazy urchins with these now outdated subjects? By doing away with such unnecessary studies as U.S. and world history, English, geography, math, biology, etc. there would be so much more time for the pertinent and requisite studies of the day that will help them be successful and prosper. Gender reassignment, multi-sexual enlightenment, race baiting relations, claiming cultural offense and peaceful protest through aggression and the use of weapons are sure to make life better for all.

Oh, yeah, one course that must be taught in our public schools is how to demand that someone else properly fill out the application for complete government life subsidy. Then the kids will qualify for a diploma (that they cannot read). After the ceremony, the graduating class can then stroll down the hall, certificate in hand, to the embedded government office and get an early start on a subservient life by applying for public assistance. That way they can avoid the embarrassment of being unqualified to flip hamburgers, wash linen or pick up trash in the parkways of life.