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LeBron James Changed My Mind

File Photo – LeBron James

Dear Reader, I have been remiss in my support of the Hong Kong protestors.
I am typing this today to admit that after hearing LeBron James explain it all to me I have changed my mind. We have all been there… when confronted with a superior argument one has no other recourse but to admit one’s error and adopt a new position. So you can understand what I’m talking about, Mr. James’ explanation regarding His and the NBA’s position on not supporting the Hong Kong protestors is below.  (Full link here.)

“I don’t want to get into a [verbal] feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke,” James said before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in a preseason game at Staples Center. “And so many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and say and we do, even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too.”

– LeBron James

It’s fair to say that I occasionally fall on my sword for Freedom, Free Speech and Individual Diversity when I should be more considerate when it comes to profiting off of the systematic oppression of others.  After hearing LeBron, I realize I am the problem.  I am insensitive.  I lack empathy.

I apologize.

With that in mind, compounded with my desire to repent my uneducated, naive and misguided ways, I will capitalize on my extensive background in media and marketing. I would like to offer the NBA coaches and players a few tag lines they can apply while speaking/tweeting on this issue.

1.  Assimilate Hong Kong!

2.  Oppress Hong Kong!

3.  Enslave Hong Kong!

(Runner up: 4.  Shut up and Buy Our Shoes!)

All of the above meet the “Simple, Powerful, Direct” requirement of a solid information campaign meant to clearly communicate intent and purpose.  All three may be employed so long as they are repeated at least once at every given opportunity.  You’re welcome.

I also have a few suggestions for Tibet…  but it involves renaming the region and some of it’s inhabitants “Nike”.  The Nike Lama… The Dalai Addidas… seriously… it could work.  This pitch could also be applied to Taiwan and the Senkaku islands with minor adjustments saving China the cost of creating a fresh new campaign.  Kerrwan and the Popovich Islands has a nice ring to it…

 

 


More of a Middle Aged Legume…

 

 

 

File Photo – Marianne Williamson

“I am not a Witch!”

– Christine O’Donnell

“I am not a New-age Nutcase”

– Marianne Williamson

I agree with Marianne Williamson, she is not a New-Aged Nut even if she is reminiscent of Christine O’Donnell.  Between you and me I’m still not as convinced regarding Christine O’Donnell…
Let’s admit it, Democrat Primary Debates of 2019 have been fun to watch.
The honesty of the Left would be overwhelmingly hilarious if they weren’t serious. So shake off the entertainment value and realize these people mean it.  The only thing that’s funny is that so many socialists have worked so long to keep their genuine beliefs so hidden, and now they have lost control.
To Nancy Pelosi’s chagrin, the masks have been removed. The real faces of the Democrat party are now right out into the open.
The Elizabeth Warren’s, Bernie Sanders’ and AOC’s of the world are saying out loud what the Democrat Party has been promoting behind closed doors for the half-century following the Democrat convention of ’68. Up until now, these people have been kept behind those doors… they were only allowed out for private fundraisers in the dining rooms of Hampton vacation homes. Now they are on Stage! (Yes I know it was CNN and there are only a couple of hundred people watching but it’s still somewhat of a stage.)
Well, back to my point.
Marianne Williamson has stolen the show during these Debates.
But Why?
She has found center stage because she is not Bernie or Warren. No, she is the middle-aged person who votes for the Hillary’s, Bernie’s and Warren’s. This is why we are fascinated by her.

Outside of Hollywood, and some of our Thanksgiving dinners, we rarely get to see the face of the typical Democrat Voter. Now we see her loud and proud.  She is the Bill Clinton voter that none of us could figure out and now feigns revulsion over Trumps rock-star comments indicting women who condone a certain behavior from very rich men.
She would tell you she is not a Socialist, yet she votes for them. She will tell you she loves the poor, but she will promote the ideology that perpetuates and increases poverty. She will preach love while championing hatred of the individual via democratic serfdom.
That is Marianne Williamson.
Laugh at your own peril…
The Democrat Socialist Party in the United States is made up of three fundamental groups. First, are the most insidious who know the poison of Socialism yet long for the class stasis it institutionalizes.  These are the rich and self-assessed under appreciated academics. Second, are the petulant 12-year old ANTIFA Fascists who violently act out in order to tear down liberty and promote the control Socialism offers.  These are the children who cling to an idea that ‘fairness’ has a definition. Then you have the Useful idiots. These are the Marianne Williamson’s of the world. They have been nurtured and loved on by all of us because they’re family and they’re ‘cute’ and ‘nice’. They don’t bake the cupcakes, but they bring an expensive box from the trendiest bakery when you invite them over for a drink.  They are the Leo Buscaglia followers who think everyone just needs a hug. They are insipid.  We have dismissed these people for fifty years because they want to mean well.
So, she is right… she is not a New-Aged Nut-Case. New-Age Nut Cases are so 1990’s.
She is different, she is something similar but not quite the same because the world has moved on from EST and Yanni.

Instead…
She is not what she thinks she is. She is a composite, cartoon-like, imposter who sees herself as a harmless ‘everyman’.
She is Mrs. Peanut.  Not a nut at all… but we’re all are happy to call her that if it makes her happy.
If I didn’t know better I would swear she is a paid actor hired by someone at Trump Tower to supply a satirical edge to the Democrat Primary Debates.  (I’m holding out that this could ultimately be true.)
However, she is REAL… and you can’t look away.
No, she does not have a chance in Alinsky’s Utopia to be the Democrat Nominee. But that’s not the point. She is exactly the demographic/psychographic that has and will continue to vote the saccharine coated poison of socialism into power. She is frightening in her smiling smug ignorance because she has the money to send to the Warren’s of the world and she makes sure she is not downing her Xanax with a dark currant laden Cabernet on election day specifically so she makes it to the polls on time.
But what really hits home, we know her.  She exists in all of our families.
She is our ‘super-nice and well meaning’ train wreck we have watched speeding directly at us while we refused to step off the tracks… because that would be ‘mean’.
We have placated and even gushed over how ‘super-nice and well meaning’ she is if not horribly wrong… and we haven’t wanted to upset her, especially at Thanksgiving, by saying anything.  Her heart is in the right place!
She is our fault and we know it.
We just don’t want to admit it.

Well, Admit it.


Socialism is not a Race

Socialism is not a Race… Socialism is a Poison.
Socialism is a political ideology fabricated by White European Aristocrats designed to solidify their control of Europe as they watched the imminent demise of their cherished Feudal System.  Socialism was crafted by Aristocrats and Landed Gentry in order to create Class Status. It protected the power and control of all things they enjoyed prior to the final demise of the Monarchies in Europe.  The likes of Hegel, Dewey, Marx, Engels etc., knew full well that if they stood by and did nothing as the unwashed rose up and tore down the oppressive Fiefdoms which had been the status quo for centuries that all of their wealth and influence would disappear with them.

The Aristocracy was quick to see the writing on the wall and a solution was created foisting upon the population an idea which has resulted in greater oppression, death and destruction than any other governing theory man has ever known.  This ‘new’ Socially ‘democratic’ Ideology was specifically framed to pander to the masses by providing the perception of having a voice and cloaked in saccharine promises of ‘Fairness’ and ‘Equality’ while intentionally delivering none of it.  The Rich only wanted to keep their Power… and it worked.

Simply…. Socialism is a self-serving lie perpetuated upon common people who were reacting to hundreds of years of oppression at the hands of the ‘anointed’ and were desperately seeking an alternative.  Sadly, they were sold one.

Criticizing Socialism, the countries that practice it and especially those individuals that advocate it in a modern society…
… is not Racist. It is the Right thing to do.  The fate of humanity depends on it.

Socialism fails every time it’s tried.  It doesn’t matter how you qualify it.  You can call it Democratic, Super Fun or Save the Women, Children and Puppies Act… it always ends badly for everyone.

So here we are today.

This poison of Democratic Socialism has infiltrated our government.
These treasonous, and worse…elected, anti-American operatives are so comfortable with their perceived power that they are now being honest about who they really are.  This is good.  For too long we have suffered the incremental move to the left in this country propelled by our elected officials and when pointing it out have been dismissed as fools, idiots and conspiracy-minded bigots.  Well now they’re out in the open and yet again what the last decade has shown us is that there are few conspiracies remaining which have not been proven true all along.

It is to our advantage that these people are feeling secure in their horrific ideas as it becomes easier to see them…

Where are they?

They are the entire Democrat Party (Take a look at the Democrat National Platform and compare it to the platform of Communist Party USA.  You can find both online.) …and an unhealthy part of the Republican Party. They are the bureaucracy we talk about but never seem to confront. They are found in every government office and at every level from city council to federal regulator. They seek and secure any office which has the ability to force individuals to bend to their will.

In the end, whatever race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation they might belong to is irrelevent.
They are enemies of a free people. They are the enemies of our individual rights. And they are enemies of the greatest experiment in self government the world has ever known, The United States of America.


Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Join me (once again… and again… and again…) in raising a shot glass full of Tequila paired with a fine, German Crafted, Mexican Cerveza celebrating just one of a long list of French military defeats.
Since turning French military catastrophe into holidays would leave us with little time to actually work, we in the U.S. and Mexico have decided that the 5th of May will be it.

Viva Cinco de Mayo!

It was a turning point for the Mexican army (under Seguin) when they defeated the French at Puebla… Blah, blah, blah, Whatever…

While I certainly give credit to the Mexican army for defeating the French… so has everyone else.  In other words it’s a huge, not so exclusive, club with an  ever-expanding membership… kind of like Costco.  As far as I’m concerned, I’ll toast Mexico as well as all those throughout history who have kept the French contained and focused on making cheese, creating recipes for animals humans would otherwise not eat and various delightfully fluffy egg dishes.

Salud!


Sanctuary

Sanctuary
[sangk-choo-er-ee]
noun, plural sanc·tu·ar·ies.

1. a sacred or holy place.
2. Judaism .
a. the Biblical tabernacle or the Temple in Jerusalem.
b. the holy of holies of these places of worship.
3. an especially holy place in a temple or church.
4. the part of a church around the altar; the chancel.
5. a church or other sacred place where fugitives were formerly entitled to immunity from arrest.
6. immunity afforded by refuge in such a place.

From Dictionary.com

It appears that the press has discovered a deeply sinister plan which was considered, not enacted, by the ever evil Trump Administration.  According to the Washington Post, Trump officials proposed releasing (illegal) immigrants into Sanctuary Cities to “retaliate” against the Administrations political foes.  Story Here…

This leads my ADD addled, caffeine Addicted, mind to a number of questions…

  1.  Isn’t the above “accusation” exactly what those who created Sanctuary Cities wanted?  If not, why did those cities and the politicians who run them proudly declare themselves as such?
  2.  Isn’t everything the Trump Administration does, thus far, in direct opposition to the Socialists who created the Sanctuary Cities in the first place thus making them ALWAYS political foes regardless of specific proposals considered?
  3. Why is this a story?

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll use the inebriation defense, several months ago I was in LA having a chat with a couple of friends about the ‘busing of migrants’ into California.  The couple were divided on the issue.  Mark (name changed to protect the innocent) viewed the outrage exhibited by Jerry (name changed because I hate a Jerry and he totally sucks… I don’t hate this guy, but Jerry still sucks.) as the height of hypocracy.  Jerry was incensed that New Mexico was supposedly busing in (illegal) immigrants to California(!).  How, he asked, could New Mexico have the gall to send a bunch of people here (California) when our system to care for them is already streched to it’s absolute limit?!

This led me to a simple question.  I started with; Jerry, I understand your being angry about that and I agree with you.  However, allow me to ask you why then is it okay for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua to send us theirs?

A long very pregnant silence ensued.

I waited.

Jerry’s gears ground in different directions and I swear I saw a light wisp of smoke emanate from his left ear.

Mark smiled.

I continued to wait.

After several seconds of quietly walking around in circles, Jerry rallied what was remaining upstairs and proclaimed, red-faced, “That’s not the same thing!”

I let it go as the point had been made.  Mark continued to smile and Jerry continued to think, painfully.  In full disclosure, I also like both men and look forward to more exchanges in the future.

The point is, If you’re going to declare yourself a Sanctuary City then you cannot simultaneously be upset if your perceived political foe is volunteering to help you in your mission.  When you go into business you cannot get angry with those who send it to you, whether you like them or not.

This is a Foolish story produced by Foolish People at a Foolish Newspaper like the Washington Post.  (If you’re not sure what I’m saying, the link to dictionary.com is above the fold.  Use it.  Fool is spelled F-O-O-L.)

 

Editor’s note:  Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaruaga are in many ways better than New Mexico.  So to Jerry’s defense they are indeed different things.


The Comfortably Dumb

Hello….

Is there anybody in there?

Just Nod if you can hear me.

Is there Anyone at home?

React.  You need no information First.

Just the basic feels, can you tell me where it hurts?

There is no fact you are receiving.

No distant learning on the horizon.

You are only coming through in waves, your lips move but you don’t know what you’re saying.

When you were a child, you had a Fever.  You thought the Great Big World was not Fair… Now you’ve got that feeling once again, you steadfastly refuse to understand…. that your Socialist Utopia is a sham.

Youuuuuuu…  Have become… Comfortably Dumb.

This post is from 2017… but with the advent of AOC, I thought it interesting to remind all of us of two things.

  1.  The Democrats Created the Mares which are eating their own. 
  2.  If there was ever a testament as to why a Parent should Never Send Their Child to any institute of “higher” learning… it’s AOC.  She is truly a glowing example of the educated ignorant.  So very comfortably dumb…

Both of the above facts make me smile for a number of different reasons, not the least of which is the honesty that the Democrat Party, and a sad number of Republicans, have been withholding from all of us for so very long.  AOC, the self-styled love child of Eva Peron and Frida Khalo, IS the Democrat Party.  She is Norman Thomas.  She is the Petulant Lenin.  She is She is the conversation democrats have been having behind closed doors since Chicago ’68… she is what they have always believed.  She is Honest.  She is Ridiculous, and possibly Dangerous to every human on the planet, but Honest.

AOC, like all of her Socialist predecessors have been convinced that Marx has just been misunderstood.  Socialism simply has not been orchestrated correctly.  Mao didn’t do it right… Mussolini didn’t do it right… Stalin didn’t do it right… Hitler didn’t do it right… Pol Pot didn’t do it right… Chavez did it right but the Venezuelans are stupid… etc. etc. etc.

Don’t take her seriously at your own risk…

So on with the previous post…

No Sh*t, there I was… well, not directly in harm’s way but kinda like I was there.  Sorta.  An associate and I decided to go down to our local University to see Milo Yiannopoulos.  It turned out my friend made it and I did not.  What do you do?  However, during the stroll through, around and inside the protests, my friend had a chance to ask some questions of our best and brightest.  Keep in mind, these folks are our future…

(He was also texting me video files of what was happening.  It was classic.  If you want to see who Milo is and don’t yet know, I suggest the youtube.  He also has a MyFace page.)

My favorite was a video of protesters smashing their faces against a large bank of windows and shouting inane slogans about fascism while demanding Milo not be allowed to speak.  (If any one of these screaming University attendees had been taught critical thinking their heads would have exploded from the level of cognitive dissonance.  that is the only thing which could have made these videos better.)  All this was occurring while my associate laughed in the comfortable confines of a largely empty hallway.  It had overtones of a B-movie zombie franchise.  Hilarious!

But the title of this little diddy comes from a question my Friend asked one of the Useful.  (Post updated to include one of New York’s newest Representatives.)

Clandestine Operative:  Have you read, or seen, anything by Milo?  Like on Facebook, or his columns?

Female Protesting Something:  No!  I don’t want to legitimize his Hate!

Hahaahhaaaaahahahaaahaaaaa! Now that’s Learning!  Her parents must be proud!  I hope they’re spending a crap load of money for that education… although I suspect it’s student loans she and her parents will expect the rest of us to pay off.

I wonder what it would have been like to try this on my professors… “Ah, No Dr. Rossi, I did not read the Mein Kampf assignment because I Refuse to Legitimize Hitler’s Hate!”  Or, better yet, “Lenin!?  No Way!  You can shove all his writings right up your a**!”  Or may be “Gandhi?  Gandhi!?  That Child molester?  I refuse to read a word he wrote.  If you try to make me I’ll report you to the Dean!  Fascist!”  (I added that last bit for dramatic contemporary-foolish-college-student effect even though I personally knew what it meant then and would not have employed it out of context.  I most likely would have called him a Communist.)

Anyway…

If you don’t know who Milo is I recommend checking him out.  I predict he will be a bit much for most of you, but I think he may be borderline genius.  I had a Russian professor once upon a time who had similar mannerisms when he lectured, and I suspect similar tastes in men, who I still believe was brilliant to the nth degree.  But I digress.  Listen to what Milo is saying… wave off the super gay theatrics.  It’s his angle.  Don’t get me wrong, he will be the first to tell you he’s super gay, but his point is “Who Cares!?”, being Gay shouldn’t automatically make you a Useful Idiot.  And that’s a good point.  And that’s why they Hate Him.

(My apologies to Messrs. Gilmore and Waters)


Comfortably Numb

You Don’t want to lose your current Doctor, Health Plan or Insurance?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You don’t want to have your money taken from you and handed over to people you disagree with?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You want to make decisions regarding your children like what they eat, how they dress, how they should be punished when they misbehave without asking permission from their School, Teachers, Child Services, Neighbors, Law Enforcement, City Councilors, local media talking heads?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You are over 65 and acquire an illness needing an available medical cure?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You were just Born and have an entire life ahead of you?

In the Words of Virginia’s current Governor…

Don’t Worry… we’ll make sure you survive long enough… then make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

Socialism is the slavery of ‘you’ to the group… to the ‘we’. I’ve long offered that those who believe the Sheep must be Led never seem to count themselves among the Sheep. They hold that they will always be the ‘we’ deciding what to do with ‘you’.

Socialism is a Poison, it is the ideology of Opression, Death and Destruction. Why? Because Human life must become cheap… the one must be Forced to sacrifice for the many.  Eventually that someone no longer wants to be a slave, that someone no longer wants to ask permission, that someone arrives at the idea that they should be able to make decisions for themselves, then that someone determines it is their right to be Free and seeks Liberty, the group be damned. But…

Don’t Worry… we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.