UPDATE 7/17/21: What are the essential underpinnings of America? Most would probably be at a loss to articulate precisely what American essentials need to be saved and preserved for the ages.
Freedom as a God-given right is the first word that comes to mind, the idea put forth first in the Declaration of Independence, then shortly thereafter detailed and codified into rule of law with the Constitution. Underpinning this concept of a free republic, has been the notion of The People and an innate Common Sense being sovereign in our own lives, not subject to the whim of a figurehead or ruling cabal of totalitarian regimes. As our Founders feared, America’s greatest peril lies in our elected leadership actively behaving more like our masters than our servants. Worst of all in this scenario is the willingness of too many Americans to acquiesce to and even applaud this development. The sane & civilized always live at the mercy of fools, one of many terrible consequences of centralized power, the autonomy of individuals sacrificed to a so-called “noble collective.”
That’s where we are. Now where are we going? The hopeful answer always goes back to the continuous rekindling of our American spirit, however it manifests itself. Time (and a mass resurgence of Common Sense) will tell.
UPDATE 7/17/21: There’s hope and major schadenfreude (satisfied gloating at certain misfortunes of others) watching the Woke Left consume and turn on one another. Ditto witnessing hateful ideas like CRT backfire on them.
UPDATE 7/17/21: One optimist opines that Big Tech will abandon its practice of censorship because EVERYONE (Left and Right, Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump) continues to resist and threatens major push back in the courts. Maybe the Zuckerbergs, Dorseys, YouTubers & Barney Googles can content themselves with earning mega-billions just providing virtual meeting places for the social butterfly consumers and incredible libraries for the intellectually curious.
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UPDATE 7/17/21: DeSantis: better than ever, and getting better still. Not only cutting taxes and relaxing regulation for business but expanding the idea and practice of charter schools, fighting Big Tech censorship…among many other policies for an American future totally informed by the concept of freedom tempered by responsibility. Using Florida as his energized idea lab, he is laying out an unbeatable argument for, at the very least, a Vice-President DeSantis in 2024 and a President DeSantis in 2028.
UPDATE 7/15/21: New York City is reverting to normalcy (at last!) with the rise of law-and-order candidate Eric Adams while deep-thinking Buffalo chooses to emulate the dazzling tenure of socialist cop hater Bill DeBlasio.
UPDATE 7/17/21: Mirroring his cross-country Red Comrade DeBlasio, SF DA Chesa Boudin produces the demonstrably disastrous results of an America-hating upbringing.
UPDATE 7/11/21: The cancerous cancelers have won this one: Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee have been effectively erased from history in Charlottesville VA, site of the notorious 2017 incident involving the complaints of those “anti-fascists” with a hearty appetite for fascism.
This latest memory holing of history that drives Cancel Culture is reminiscent of an interview with militant atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair in which she cackled that she would not permit a prayer to be recited at a civic meeting and that she would demand silence or play loud music of her own choice instead. In the manner of the true totalitarian tyrant, she was stating, “Only ME/MYSELF/I have rights and preferences. Yours be damned.” Forcing God out of America, she elbowed her way onto the Almighty’s throne. Ditto today’s revisionists censoring real history and substituting their own version for the consumption of future generations.
UPDATE 7/17/21: Any doubts the ChiComs are tyrants ready to stamp out any dissent? Being rich and internationally known provides no immunity for Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong billionaire businessman, freedom fighter and truthteller now under arrest.
UPDATE 7/16/21: Vox Sheepoli. Still the cowed ignorant listen to this fraud and his Mask/Vaccine sermonizing preaching the BigGov gospel of more lockdowns, violated human rights and millions of ruined lives.
UPDATE 7/12/21: Rand Paul speaks up on behalf of oxygen advocates against those in love with masks despite their proven health liabilities by MIT. The nice term for people like ourselves is Mask Skeptics, but to be perfectly frank and admittedly not “scientific,” we’re really Mask Haters.
UPDATE 7/17/21: More evidence that HCQ works (3 times higher survival rate) demonstrates that real science has been ignored and a major crime against humanity committed for the sole purpose of political power.
UPDATE 7/17/21: imagine IF the overwhelming majority of Americans put the good of the country first. How very different the relationship would be between those who now consider us their servants and themselves our masters?
UDPATE 7/16/21: For Bobby McGee, it was nothing left to lose. For the NY Times, “freedom” is just another word for government subversion. Nice idea to float if you’re trying to eliminate the American two-Party system.
UPDATE 7/16/21: Always follow the money and power. Woke, Inc. is no exception.
A perfect example? Woke, Inc. Big Labor division. American Teachers Union head Randi Weingarten’s salary ($560K) is 9 times the average teacher salary. Natch. All the bigtime grifters, extortionists and shakedown artists on the Left advocating for the Little Guy always end up with the Big Guy perks.
Yale and its Woke leadership provide the template for the inmates running the asylum on the fancy college campuses.
UPDATE 7/17/21: How nations and great civilizations go into decline. The old story, the usual reasons: high taxes is just the beginning…
UPDATE 7/12/21: Is this the beginning of The End? Are we on the same path as Rome and Greece and Great Britain before us? As said in this perceptive piece by Don Feder, we’ve traded the American Revolution for the Cultural Revolution. Will there be an America you and I would recognize in 10/20/50 years? Only God knows.
UPDATE 7/17/21: It’s imperative to grasp the real story of January 6 as a calculated manipulation of emotions. Drive the opposition to distraction, get a volatile reaction, declare martial law. Welcome to the totalitarian Twilight Zone.
UPDATE 7/16/2`1: Michelle Malkin discovers how unfree Free Information access is when inquiring about no-fly lists. Prime examples are the fates of two prominent January 6 attendees, neither of whom entered the building. Just having been there could prohibit you from flying, traveling, moving, whatever else they decide you are to be denied for the criminal act of free speech, peaceable assembly, all things (when last checked) guaranteed by our Constitution.
UPDATE 7/17/21: Class is now passe as a talking point of Marxist subversion and division. After all, some of the loudest spokesoids for revolution are billionaires. So, let’s make the rich/poor thing irrelevant while white/black, LGQBTWTF/straight is now a matter of existential urgency.
Save history, save our roots, Get rid of CRT. Taking poison or forcing others to take it is not covered under any rational definition of free speech.
UPDATE 7/17/21: Bibi is gone, the peaceniks are back. The clueless hail a more “diverse” government, meaning the weakest, least resolved to face the day-to-day reality of the country’s survival.
UPDATE 7/16/21: The newest raw sewage dump on America’s front lawn by the Biden Crime Family is Hunter’s “art” and its hard cash value on the international influence peddling market.
UPDATE 7/17/21: Could it be our own leadership is threatened by the rise of serious resistance to communism in Cuba? Is this bad optics for those intent on controlling us likewise on these shores?
UPDATE 7/17/21: Stigmatizing “Covid Skeptics” provides the playbook for all those pushing straight-up Marxist scams like Global Warming. Any bogus “science” The Experts wish to exploit can be used to frighten people into political submission. And all that money and power to be had for those in the field eager to play along!
UPDATE 7/17/21: Kamala endears herself to the Little People of the American Outback by expressing her concern for the absence of electricity, indoor plumbing, Dunkin’ Donuts and Kinko’s in their primitive settlements. As Newt politely inquires for us, “When was the last time [this clueless, out-of-touch Elitist fool] xeroxed anything herself?”