Monday, May 7, 2018

KG in Oregon recently visited my alternate blog site, The Pesky Truth, to leave his or her canned rant about Donald Trump.  Curious, I peeked in on his or her website, where the following questions are posted on the homepage:

In the interests of helping to educate my fellow citizens on the Left whose precious prejudices have blinded them to the truth of what’s happening to our once great nation, I’d like to answer KG’s questions for him or her.  Here goes:

  “When did ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ turn into dead children, overflowing jails and student loans?”

I’m not sure what dead children you’re talking about, but the jails are overflowing because of the Left’s misguided and failed “war on poverty,” which turned the U.S. into a welfare state when we started rewarding unwed motherhood.  66% of black children and 42% of Hispanic children grow up in single-parent households, usually in poverty and without a steady father in the home.  85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home, because without the role-model, income and discipline of a dad these kids get involved in drugs, gangs and crime.  THAT’s what happened.  Thanks for asking.

And you’re wondering about student loans and why so many young adults are deeply in debt nowadays?  Follow the money!   Ask yourself who benefits from the student loan industry.  Teachers and university administrators (mostly Democrats) that’s who.  “At the end of 2008, right before Obama was inaugurated, the total student loan debt was $640 billion. By March 2015, student loan debt was $1.19 trillion.” By 2016 it was $1.3 trillion.  You think that’s a coincidence?  You think Obama and the other leftists don’t know exactly what they’re doing?  They’ve been using student loans as another form of welfare (just watch a few episodes of Judge Judy and see how many so-called “students” are attending college “on-line,” just as a means to get money to live on and spend as they please).  Now comes the kicker to the scheme:  student loan forgiveness.  The money went into the pockets of the professors and administrators running the leftwing universities, and now the taxpayers are being pressed to pay it back for the “poor students.”  It’s a giant theft scheme, orchestrated by your friends on the Left.  And if the young folks end up having to repay their loans (which they should), the Left doesn’t care.  They know they can blame the mean old Republicans for holding people accountable to pay their own debts.  That’s what happened.  Thanks for asking.

 “When did “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” turn into the Muslim ban, the end of DACA and the wall?”  

First let’s dispel the lie of the “Muslim ban.”  This is a lie the Left resorts to because it sounds much worse than the truth, which is that any bans or enhanced restrictions are aimed at countries that are known for their incidents of terrorism and their inability to adequately background check their citizens.  It just so happens that these countries have large Muslim populations.  That’s a black mark on Muslims, not on us.  If you’re sincerely worried about dead American children maybe you’d like to join us in preventing the immigration of terrorists.

The impetus for all of these things – the focus on Muslims, the end of DACA and the wall – can be traced directly to the bad behavior and bad citizenship of liberal Democrats like yourself.  Immigrants who assimilated were welcomed and embraced in this nation for many decades – and it was a win-win for all – until the Left saw an opportunity to grow its voter base by catering to the illegals at the expense of American taxpayers (because the leftists ALWAYS find a way to make someone else pay for their agenda).  Free school, free healthcare, welfare benefits, and we provide the businesses, customers and infrastructure so they can earn money here and send billions back home to Mexico.  That’s how resentment was created, and since we know the Left will ALWAYS be on the opposite side of what’s good for this nation a wall is the only option left to us.  You leftists are 100% responsible for that.  And DACA?  The so-called “Dreamers” are here because their parents did the wrong thing and brought them here illegally.  Barack Obama doubled the problem by using an unconstitutional act to correct a problem that the Left and the illegals created.  Trump is the only one who stood up for the law, at least I hope that’s what he does.  That’s what happened.  Thanks for asking. 

“When did amber skies, amber waves of grain and purple mountains turn into desolate slums, glyphosate and global warming?

Do you drive a car or use appliances?  These things are created in factories.  Industrialization provides us all (yes, even you leftists) with modern conveniences but slums are a by-product of that and it happens everywhere, not just in the U.S.  But I will refer you back to my answer to your first question.  Poverty, which leads to slums, is greatly exacerbated by unwed motherhood, and unwed motherhood has been on the rise due to the policies and practices of the Left that discourage the traditional family structure.

As for glyphosate, life expectancies in the modern world have increased as a consequence of modern science that finds ways to improve crop production, resulting in significantly less starvation.  Starvation.  Yes, it’s imperfect and sometimes there are trade-offs but only a leftist would think it better for people to starve than to consume food that isn’t perfectly organic.

Barack Obama was so worried about global warming that he and Michelle took Air Force I on date night from D.C. to New York.  All of the Hollywood leftist elites and politicians like Obama are so worried about global warming that they buy multiple homes (which they heat and cool and travel between) where they can relax while worrying about this serious problem.  The lies and manipulations on global warming are well-documented, but even those scientists who believe that man is responsible for “climate change” (because the cold weather was causing a problem with the warming rhetoric) say that spending trillions will make no perceptible difference in the climate.  So why is this a pet issue of the Left?  Because (a) it divides us politically and division always helps the Left; and (b) he who controls energy production controls the world.  That’s what happened.  Thanks for asking. 

“When did Our righteous, hopeful, generous pride turn into ugly, greedy, fearful stupidity?”

If you’re talking about the support for Donald Trump, since when is it “greedy” or “ugly” to want to return to the days when America had an abundance of jobs and the American Dream was within reach of the average citizen who worked for it?  Some of us would say that those who demand to be given what they didn’t earn (never-ending welfare, free healthcare, free school…) are the ones who are truly greedy.

“Fearful stupidity.”  What does this even mean?  The thing I fear most in this world is people like you, because your ignorance and willful blindness knows no bounds.  You give our hard-earned treasury away to freeloaders and trespassers, appease hostile nations who’ve sworn to pursue our destruction, opened our doors to people who hate us, destroy the traditions and values that always made our children strong, productive and independent and turned this nation over to leftwing politicians whose only goal is to secure their own power no matter what it takes.  That’s the answer.  Thanks for asking. 

“Is this the beginning of the new dark ages, with Putin controlling the world?”

Why don’t you ask Barack Obama, who whispered slyly into the ear of Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev and asked him to tell “Vlad,” “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”  What was your response to that, pray tell?  Give us the link to the post where you voiced your fears back then, please.  Also, since you’re so concerned about Putin, did you vote for Mitt Romney when Obama ridiculed him for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical threat?  How come you are only just now concerned about Russia, you old fool? 

“Will the planet go on without us, and rightly so?”

If you want to see the perfect example of a nation destroying itself, look at what the socialists have done in Venezuela.  This is a country rich in natural resources that was once thriving, but socialists like yourself have turned it into Hell on Earth.  You vote for a socialist like Bernie Sanders, or the ultra-corrupt Hillary Clinton (enabler to Bill the groper and rapist), and you have the nerve to fret and shiver over Donald Trump.  Trump wasn’t my first choice and he’s far from perfect, but he loves this country.  This country, as opposed to the “transformation” away from the Founders’ vision that leftists like Obama, Clinton and Sanders salivate about.  Will the planet go on without us?  Who cares?  I only hope the people of the world can survive the foolishness of leftists like you.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Surveillance Cameras, Privacy, Freedom and Crime

Last week I was reading the comments following a Fox News Online article about the murder rate in London now exceeding the murder rate in New York City (“London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes:‘There is never a reason to carry a knife’”) when I saw and responded to this comment from buzzkill63:

“Obviously the 5 million cameras around London aren’t helping.”

In responding I merely commented that nothing in the article could justify such a conclusion, but then other self-styled libertarians decided to join in and immediately the discussion branched into fears about the government watching us, curfews, martial law, loss of freedom, ‘1984’ and accusations about what a weak government slave I am because I don’t take umbrage with the cameras.  On this and other posts I see a lot of what I believe to be misguided notions with respect to the concept of liberty and individual rights these days, so I thought the debate would make for interesting discussion at PT.

I’ll start by asking what’s wrong with this statement?:

“Obviously the 5 million cameras around London aren’t helping [prevent murder and other crime].”

Putting aside questions about the claim that there are “5 million” cameras in London, my problem with Buzzkill’s comment is that the article provided no basis whatsoever for concluding that security cameras have no impact on crime, and certainly such a conclusion isn’t “obvious” from reading the article.  That might have been a reasonable conclusion if we knew with certainty that every other relevant variable remained constant in London over the time period in question, but the article says no such thing and my ten seconds of research disproved that possibility.  An article on the online site, Quartz, declared:

“London is now home to more than 8.6 million people, the highest the city’s population has been since 1939. What’s more, 44% of London now consists of black and ethnic minorities, compared to only 28.9% in 2001. That’s according to the Greater London Authority, which serves the London mayor’s office [via the BBC].”

That was written in February, 2015, thus the increase in black and ethnic minorities represents a 52% increase in just 14 years.  What do you suppose would happen to the crime rate in any major American city if the minority population were to increase more than 50% in just 14 years?  Well since certain minorities tend to commit crime at a much higher rate than non-minorities, the crime rate would likely surge with that population, and without security cameras the crime rate in London might be considerably higher than it is.  We just don’t know.  That’s the point, and that’s why no “obvious” conclusion could be drawn.  Buzzkill63 clearly had a pre-existing bias against security cameras and despite the absence of evidence supporting his claim was attempting to use the article to spread that bias.

Now please allow me to make a few points:

  • Yes it’s true that in this modern age you’re likely to be on camera a good portion of any time that you’re away from your home; however, the vast majority of security cameras are owned by private citizens who are protecting their homes and property and private businesses that want to provide security for their employees, their customers and their property. Wouldn’t you agree that these private individuals and businesses have the right to monitor and protect their own property, and that any attempt to restrict it is an infringement of that right?
  • As the guardian/manager of assets that belong to the public (i.e. you and me), the government has the right and the duty, on our behalf, to ensure the security of that property, and one of the best ways of doing so is with surveillance cameras. I am as wary as anyone of Big Brother and creeping totalitarianism, but I believe it’s unwise to attempt to mitigate that concern by depriving ourselves of the critical right to protect our public property.
  • Regardless of how widespread the use of security cameras is or will be, the government still has no right to install cameras in our homes or private businesses without a warrant. The growing use of cameras for security elsewhere doesn’t change that reality one iota.
  • No one has the right to an expectation of privacy once they leave their home and enter the public domain or go onto private property. Sorry if that reality bothers you but that’s how it is and always has been.  People are not going to avert their eyes or sacrifice their own security for the sake of your unreasonable demand for privacy beyond the borders of your own property, and to ask them to do so would yet again be an infringement upon their rights.
  • Video footage from security cameras has become an increasingly crucial tool in identifying and convicting scores of criminals who actually do pose a real threat to your rights. I see this all the time in my ongoing, unofficial research on crime and punishment (which consists of me watching every other true crime show that’s produced).  A 2009 article in The Telegraph states that:

“The first study of its kind into the effectiveness of surveillance cameras revealed that almost every Scotland Yard murder inquiry uses their footage as evidence.  In 90 murder cases over a one year period, CCTV was used in 86 investigations, and senior officers said it helped to solve 65 cases by capturing the murder itself on film, or tracking the movements of the suspects before or after an attack.”

My DVR schedule includes a program called “See No Evil,” a true-crime show that is entirely devoted to murder cases that were solved with the use of security cameras.  Each time I watch I marvel at how amazing it is that these invaluable tools for crime prevention are providing the added gift of helping to identify predators in our society who might otherwise never have been caught and convicted and might have gone on to hurt others.  We will never know how many lives have been saved or crimes prevented.  That’s the irony that allows people like the “libertarians” at Fox or the ACLU to profess that “video surveillance has notbeen proven effective,” an argument which is eerily reminiscent to the claims that there’s no evidence that gun ownership deters crime.  You can’t document something that doesn’t happen, right?

The “libertarians” accused me of being willing to trade my rights for security.

“What right of yours is being infringed by security cameras?” I asked.

“The right to privacy,” someone responded.

That’s an absurd interpretation of that constitutional protection.  The right to privacy does not mean you have the right to be invisible to others.  This is why I lose patience with “libertarians.”  Making absurd demands for “rights” that don’t exist and that can’t possibly be enforced does not further the cause of freedom, and the first clue to that ought to be when you find yourself on the same side as the Left’s best friend, the ACLU (who, incidentally, never seems to be offended by videos that show cops doing things they shouldn’t).

Finally I’d like to point out that just like DNA evidence, evidence from security cameras can be crucial for exonerating innocent people who are wrongfully accused because unlike people, the cameras don’t lie.  I get that it’s discomfiting to know that you’re on camera so much of the time, but when I asked one of the “libertarians” what they were afraid the cameras might see he cheekily replied, “I might be picking a wedgie.”  What silly people would we be to undermine our real rights to protect ourselves, our families and our property all to ensure that no stranger with a camera ever catches you “picking a wedgie?”

I’d love to know your thoughts.


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Sunday, February 25, 2018

In Loving Memory of my Brother

Dale with yours truly (far right) and our sister, back in happy times

A week ago today my dear brother, Dale, passed away at the much-too-young age of 59.  He was a kind and gentle soul who suffered from mental illness and the mental and physical ravages of the dozen-plus daily medications required to keep his illness under control.  Dale was robbed of a normal life so there will be no lengthy obituary extolling his accomplishments or recounting his life and career.  I can just tell you that although he never had much he would share his last dollar with a hungry stranger or give away his only winter coat to someone else who was cold.  I should be so lucky as to have the heart and character that Dale possessed. 

Rest in peace at last, big brother.  You will be sorely missed.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

Dedicated to danielwalldammit, who knows so much that isn’t true.

I remember my surprise the first and only time my second son told me he’d gotten in trouble with the principal at school.  I asked what happened and he sheepishly confessed:  “I called Adam ‘gay.’”

“Do you even know what that means?” I asked my little third-grader, to which he sadly replied, “No, but it must be something really bad because the principal was mad and talked to us for a long time about it.”

Me:  “Well if you don’t know what it means, why did you call him that?”

My son:  “He wouldn’t stop bothering us and the other kids started calling him ‘gay’ so I did too.”

(FYI and in my son’s defense, Adam could be a very insistent pest.  He was the type of kid who, if he saw two kids building a sand castle, would have to run over and smash it.  He could try the patience of a saint).

That memory is what comes to mind whenever I hear those on the Left (like danielwalldammit) yelling “fascist” like a bunch of school children at Donald Trump.  Few of them actually understands what the word means, and those who do understand the meaning could not care less that it is makes no sense to apply it to Trump.  Truth is not the goal (it never is with the Left).  Justifying a self-serving “resistance” movement, and ultimately nullifying an election, is the goal.

From Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, here’s the actual definition of fascism:

1: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

Let’s take those pieces one by one.

“Exalts nation above the individual.”

It’s easy to see why this part of the definition of fascism is so confusing to the child-like minds of the Left.  Patriotism, which Merriam Webster’s defines as “love for or devotion to one’s country,” is inarguably a necessary element to the prosperity and endurance of a nation, the U.S. being the living proof of this fact.  Normal people, the Left excepted of course, feel a certain sense of loyalty to their home countries.  Donald Trump understands this as well as anyone, and to his credit he has tried to restore the patriotism that was repressed by the Obama Administration in its efforts to “transform” this country to Obama’s liking.  But patriotism shouldn’t be confused with nationalism, which Merriam Webster’s defines as:

“loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness; exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.  Intense nationalism was one of the causes of the war.”

Donald Trump asks Americans and their elected representatives to be put America first, which ought to be our natural inclination, but he made a point of encouraging other world leaders to put their own countries first as well, as they naturally should.  His quest is not to force American culture or interests on other nations beyond the normal drive that any nation has to assert its influence, and I defy the leftists to demonstrate otherwise with facts.

“Exalts race above the individual.”

There is zero evidence that Donald Trump is attempting to advance policies that elevate one race above any other, and anyone who says otherwise should come prepared with their facts.  I’m not going to waste my time or readers’ time trying to disprove a negative.  If you’ve got evidence, bring it.  If not, then have the decency to shut up.

“Stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader.”

This part is really a head-scratcher coming from the party of Barack ‘I’ve got a Pen and Phone’ Obama and Big-Government Bernie.  Trump has led the charge to free Americans from the Democrat shackles of overregulation and from the unconstitutional dictates of Barack Obama, who repeatedly admitted that he had no authority to impose DACA on this nation (while Democrats like danielwalldammit urged him to ignore the Constitution) before he decided that he would do it anyway.  It is Democrats, not Trump or Republicans, that favor anything resembling centralized autocratic government and dictatorship.

“Severe economic and social regimentation.”

Once again this is a head-scratcher.  Between Democrats and Republicans, which one can more likely be said to favor “severe economic regimentation?”  It is Democrats, not Trump or Republicans, that insist on giving the government the power to micromanage everything in the economy, from where you can purchase insurance and what your policy must include to what wages an employer must pay an employee who works at will.  It is Democrats, not Republicans, that have taken over the operation of our schools such that they micromanage every policy right down to the theme of the “holiday” cookies parents are allowed to bring.  It is Democrats, not Trump or Republicans, that try to criminalize speech and even thought.  So please, stop making me laugh.

“Forcible suppression of opposition.”

In what way has Donald Trump forcibly suppressed opposition?  I’ll be waiting for your list, danielwalldammit, but I won’t be holding my breath.

The careless use of words like “fascist” can be dangerous to a society.  The truth should matter to people of good conscience, and to people whose intentions are noble.  Therein lays the problem with danielwalldammit and his like-minded friends on the Left.


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Why Democrats Want DACA NOW

Donald Trump and Republicans had already signaled a willingness to negotiate with Democrats on DACA when suddenly it became the Democrats’ hill to die on in the government funding battle.  Everything is being gambled for the sake of less than a million people who can’t even legally vote.  If you think Democrats care so much about the so-called “Dreamers,” then you are exceptionally na├»ve.  We’re talking about people who would sell their own mothers for a handful of votes, so clearly there’s a calculation being made here, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. 

It could be that Democrats are putting all their chips on DACA and risking the blame for a shutdown because they believe so strongly in the rule that Republicans are always held responsible for shutdowns, but I don’t think that’s it.  This is a cunning group, and I think they’re taking the shutdown gamble because it would take DACA out of the equation when immigration negotiations resume.  Without that precious bargaining chip the Republican position will be significantly weakened.  On top of that Democrats will get bonus points for bringing Republicans to their knees on the funding fight.  They have little to lose and much to gain.

Trump and Republicans would be giant fools to fall for this (it appears Lindsey Graham already has but doesn’t that just prove my point?).  If Republicans cave on DACA or anything else in exchange for funding the government, they may as well throw their hands up in the air and wear dresses the rest of the year. 


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Sexual Harassment: New Outrage, Same Old Leftists

There is something surreal in the air lately.  After decades of watching liberals be shamelessly selective and partisan in their outrage over sexual harassment and selective in whose accusations they choose to believe or to ignore, it feels as though I have awakened from a long sleep only to find myself living in a new world.  Was it really just a few short months ago that Harvey Weinstein was the Democrat Party’s best buddy and fundraiser, a smug Al Franken got his jollies interrogating Republicans, Matt Lauer was the king of the morning shows, John Conyers was an “icon” and Bill and Hillary were still the beloved patriarch and matriarch of the Democrat Party?  My, how quickly things have changed!

We’re supposed to believe that there has been some great awakening, and that women everywhere are suddenly free to expose their dark tales of sexual harassment whereas before they somehow were not.  Sure, whatever you say.

Seriously, what’s changed?  Why this sudden zeal to go after people for behaviors which the Left heretofore has long chosen to selectively overlook?  The answer is so shamefully transparent that it would embarrass normal people.  But liberals aren’t normal people and it’s been well-established that they have no shame.  The Left’s elites, women in particular, now smell political opportunity in sexual harassment.  The wind is blowing a different direction.  Time to adjust one’s “principles.”  Time to signal to the sheep that it is okay – fashionable, even – to get on board, and the sheep love nothing better than to be a part of the latest fashion.   #MeToo has been quickly adopted as the official catch slogan.  Hurry up and order your t-shirts and bumper stickers, then rub your hands together and let the shaming and the bullying begin.

If I sound cynical it’s only because I know exactly who the Left really is.  I understand both the corrupt thinking at the leadership level and the complete absence of thinking at the sheeple level that’s driving this crusade.  There will be no principles applied other than the principle of winning at any cost.  There will be no consistency, no fairness, no rationality and no reasonable perspective, because these values are of no interest to the Left.   The ultimate objective of the elites is to unseat Donald Trump and to increase the excitement and political advantage of women, assuming they’ll be Democrats of course.  The objective of the sheeple is to “make a difference,” which is why they are always so easily persuaded to hop on board the latest cause.  The sense of power a liberal gets from forcing chance – any change – is irresistibly gratifying to their giant egos.  Think of a toddler knocking over a tower of blocks and how pleased he is to discover how powerful he can be by wreaking senseless destruction.  You get the idea.

Pardon me for asking but should the Left’s political ambitions and childish obsession with “making a difference” be driving behavioral standards and policies in this country?  As satisfying as it is to see people like Al Franken and Matt Lauer suddenly and unceremoniously deprived of the power they once held, the manner in which they were dethroned doesn’t bode well for the nation.  Any elected official who has lost the support of his constituency should resign or face the wrath of the electorate, but he shouldn’t be forced out of office solely on the demands of other elected officials as this will pave the way for one party to essentially unseat another party (Hmmm.  You don’t suppose that’s where this is going, do you?).  If Matt Lauer should be fired today for behaviors that were shrugged off yesterday, what should happen to those who were doing the shrugging?  Is it right that they aren’t held to account as well?  I support company policies that prohibit sexual harassment, but the behaviors that are disallowed should be clearly defined and the rules consistently and fairly enforced.  Quite frankly unless Lauer’s contract said he could be fired for any reason at any time he should sue NBC for wrongful termination because he apparently had good reason to believe that his behavior met with the approval of management until suddenly it didn’t.  All of this is par for the course with any leftist crusade because principles never matter.

Republicans, for their part, seem unsure about how to react.  Instinctively they know that any movement spearheaded by the Left will be fraught with dangers to the principles we once held dear as Americans; but since the movement has ensnared some big democrats, the temptation is there to just go with the flow.  My advice to the GOP is not to swallow the bait.  Franken, Lauer, Weinstein, Conyers and even the Clintons are being sacrificed because the Left has bigger fish to fry, and nothing in our American values will be deemed sacred enough to preserve in their quest.  Where there should be clarity, consistency, fairness, reason and proper perspective we will instead see ambiguity, inconsistency, double standards, irrationality and tunnel vision, so it’s up to us to ensure that the response to sexual harassment follows the right path.  Within the parameters of the law, companies must be free to determine what behaviors are inappropriate in their work places, with the courts – not public opinion – to determine whether the standards are being applied fairly.  Consumers will be, and always have been, free to weigh in with their wallets, but only with their own wallets – not everyone else’s.  Voters, not bureaucrats, should decide what standards of behavior are acceptable in their candidates, not just as it applies to the treatment of the opposite sex but in all aspects of behavior, including patriotism and behaviors that smell of corruption (Hi Hillary!).  The leftists, in driving sexual harassment to the forefront of the public square, are attempting to decide for all of us that this issue matters more than anything else.  I’m here to say that the people who gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation don’t get to make that decision for me.




Because she made news recently for calling on Melania and Ivanka Trump to speak out on sexual harassment I searched for photos of Meryl Streep with Bill and Hillary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein to accompany this post.  I found lots of photos with a smiling Streep kissing, hugging and otherwise cuddling up to Weinstein and the Clintons, but as is usually the case such damning photos are never free to be shared (Shhhhhh….it’s a secret!).

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

What Debra Messing Doesn’t Understand About Patriotism

There are two kinds of leftists in this world.  The first type are the elites, master manipulators on a calculated mission to usurp your power by whatever means possible.  These are your Obamas, Clintons, Soros’ and Alinskys.  The second type are the foolish lemmings who follow the lead of the master manipulators with mindless fervor and drooling devotion, seemingly oblivious to common sense and incapable of adult-level thinking.  Debra Messing is one of the latter. 

According to a  recent article in Fox News:

“Messing took to Instagram last Wednesday to show emotional support for her son after he asked for permission to protest the national anthem for the New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden.  The post reads:

’Please stand for the Star Spangled Banner.’

Son: ‘Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?’

Me: ‘Yes, honey. We can do that.’

“Who’s crying?” she wrote. “I’m not crying. #BLM (Black Lives Matter)”

What a proud moment, eh?  As we’ve demonstrated here again and again, leftists are children, mentally speaking, so no one should be surprised that a child such as Messing wouldn’t comprehend the importance of patriotism to this nation, or that she is too selfish to forego a brief moment of adulation from her equally ignorant followers on Instagram to instill in her son a love of country that is in the long term best interests of both he and his fellow citizens.  Therefore, in the spirit of one of the Left’s favorite themes – “It takes a village to raise a child” – I would like to step in and assist Messing’s neglected son (Roman) by educating him on the facts of life with respect to patriotism:

Dear Roman,

First, please accept my condolences on your misfortune of having such a self-absorbed, mindless idiot for a mother, and always remember that there is no law which says you have to become a mindless idiot too.  Now let’s talk about patriotism.

Did you know that the word “patriot” is defined by Webster’s dictionary as, “One who loves his country and zealously supports its authority and interests?”  I’m guessing you didn’t.  Our schools don’t teach patriotism any more, and if your mother bothered to tell you anything about patriotism, she probably lied (sorry, that’s what leftists do) and told you it means something like, “Having the courage to be critical of your country.”  This is a definition made up by leftists like your mom so that they can still claim to be patriots even when they are disrespecting everything this nation stands for.   So now that you finally know the truth about how patriotism is defined, let’s talk about why it’s important.

The country you know as “America” – the country where you safely live, play, eat, attend baseball games and will someday work and raise a family of your own (and where your mother is free to act like an idiot)  – was founded on the concept of freedom, autonomy and democracy, and the strong defense of these values.  We are defined by a Constitution, from which we cannot separate ourselves without becoming something else.   This is what is meant by “country” in Webster’s definition of patriotism.  This is what our flag stands for.   A country without patriotism soon ceases to be a country, which may be the reason why the Left’s elites are always trying to undermine America’s patriotism.  I’m just sayin’….

Here’s a question for you, Roman:  Did you get angry when I called your mother a mindless idiot?  Did you instinctively want to defend her against my attack?

Hopefully you did, because that would mean you feel a natural sense of loyalty to your mother, a person who takes care of you.  Unless something has gone terribly wrong, family members are instinctively driven to protect each other, because this is what keeps the family intact so that you and your mom can help each other in life, she helping you while you’re young and you helping her as she grows old.  Keeping a country intact requires that same type of loyalty, except we call it “patriotism.”  Even though Americans across the nation are mostly strangers, we are tied together by our bond as Americans, and we must nurture and protect the common interests we share as Americans, otherwise everyone will suffer, including future generations like yours that we all have a duty to protect.  If and when other countries wage war or act with hostility against us, they don’t single out individuals.  They target us as one nation, which means we must stand united together as one nation and defend each other.  This is what patriotism is about, and as you can see that’s not a bad thing.

The second thing you need to understand is that the athletes and other Americans who show disrespect to the American flag and our national anthem to protest what they claim is systematic racism are……um, how shall I put this…..full of crap.  Google crime statistics in America, especially in the big cities where we see the most accusations of police brutality, and you’ll see that blacks get the lion’s share of attention from the police because they commit the lion’s share of the crime.  This is what people in the real world use to call “common sense” long before you were born.  It’s true that there are sometimes police who make mistakes or who do bad things.  But at the age of 13 you should have learned by now that we don’t condemn an entire group for the actions of a few, which is why it’s wrong to vilify all police or disrespect a flag that stands for everyone, including you, over isolated incidents of racism.  Groups like Black Lives Matter have no interest in the truth, and therefore can do – and will do – no good for anyone.  All they can do is damage the patriotism that is necessary to unite us as a country.  People like your mother are, sadly, their useful tools.

Now please don’t be a brat.



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