It’s apparently ok when Michelle Obama reads Dr. Seuss but not Melania Trump.
It’s apparently ok when Michelle Obama reads Dr. Seuss but not Melania Trump.
What you are watching here is the very essence of domestic terrorism. Domestic terrorism isn’t just mindless violence. It’s violence designed and executed to achieve political objectives that are unattainable through the usual established, peaceful, political process. The radical left is unable to advance their agenda through our legal election process so they are now resorting to premeditated, coordinated violence designed to destabilize society. This is classic communist / fascist style anarchy. Make no mistake about it- this is a grave threat to our freedom and our Republic. Together with their aligned, sympathetic mainstream media, ANTIFA can be an incredibly destabilizing force. ANTIFA must be crushed before they achieve their stated objective, sparking a civil war.
As a young man, I chose to give up four years of my life to serve our country. I served in the Army in Europe with people from all walks of life, at a time when the Russians were a serious threat to the peace and stability of the West. We managed to squash that threat without ever firing a single shot. It just took the will and determination of a lot of high school age kids to get up every morning and go to the motor pool, fire up the tanks, and let the enemies of peace and freedom know that the road to dictatorship and conquest went through us. Luckily for everyone, they got the message loud and clear.
Everyone celebrated when the Wall came down and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Yeah, it was my generation that accomplished that. At a time when our friends were back home, going to college and partying, lots of us chose another path like the proud Viet Nam Veterans before us. If I had to do over, I’d do it again because I know my small part of the pie, however insignificant in the big scheme of things meant something. Ultimately it meant freedom for millions and millions of people who seem to have forgotten that time. Now half a lifetime later, the Russians have resorted to their same old tricks and this new generation thinks they are immune from the threat.
After the Army, I spent a quarter century in the emergency services. On 9-11, I watched the towers fall with the rest of the world. Watching those firefighters in NYC die I thought “there but for the grace of God go I” since the terrorists decided to attack New York and not my city. Life has never been the same for any of us.
Today we are treated to the despicable sight of pampered NFL athletes disrespecting our Military, our Police and Emergency Services and our Country. They disrespect our flag while our jets fly overhead. They disrespect the Police who provide them the security to play a game. Do they even understand what goes into providing the emergency response and security for an NFL game during this era? Do they even care? Of course, they don’t. I’ve worked NFL games. There are literally hundreds of people there just to make sure that if God forbid the worst happens, we will rush in and help make it stop.
But we also have our pride and dignity. I don’t have to support an industry that cares so little about the people who back them up every step of the way. I don’t have to support an industry where ignorant people make outrageous political statements and disrespect MY feelings. My life has been shaped by my experiences: service and dedication to causes bigger than myself. My family has been put upon and still supported me through the darkest days. You don’t get to disrespect me and my family and expect my continued support.
Goodbye NFL, it’s you not me.
It’s been real.
Signed: An American Veteran.
So has anyone heard an official head count on this “massive” Klan rally yesterday? The MSM is always prepared with numbers and statistics when it fits or reinforces their narratives. Somehow they haven’t put forth any numbers (to my knowledge) of “white supremacists” in attendance. Given these idiots usually turn out 40-50 people (testifying to their lack of broad based support) I’m shocked we haven’t been hammered with those numbers. Is it as I suspect because there was only a dump truck’s worth of “right wing nationalists” as opposed to hundreds and hundreds of ANTIFA there? Anyone?
“In May, a torch-wielding group that included prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer gathered around the statue for a nighttime protest, and in July, about 50 members of a North Carolina-based KKK group traveled there for a rally, where they were met by hundreds of counter-protesters.”
It’s disturbing to see how the left has been able to mainstream so many vile things: pedophilia, illegal immigration, illicit drug use, hatred of the police, racism, stupidity, and on and on. Their latest accomplishment was on full display today in the form of political violence. The left’s loss at the ballot box has morphed into full blown political violence typified by leftist entertainers like Chelsae Handler openly calling for a coup against President Trump. We are a free, open and tolerant society but every society eventually reaches its breaking point. Nothing helps reach that point faster than open violence and lawlessness. The left better heed the lessons of history because it won’t end well for them if they don’t.
This article is incredibly thought provoking in light of the recent GOOGLE memo fiasco. Discuss.
“There’s a persistent trope in science fiction and fantasy about a society consisting solely of women.”
“Female social structure is completely different from male social structure. Men tend to organize in a hierarchy of sorts. There’s one guy at the top, a few guys he trusts underneath him, etc. downward until you reach the guys that are on the bottom of the pile. ”
“Female social structure is more fluid. It’s based more on group identity than on individual characteristics. You tend to have one woman who is kind of in charge, your queen bee as it were. Those in her favor circle around her, and the circles continue outward until you have the women who are not part of the group. ”
In a world constantly clamoring for female advancement, it’s time to actually discuss what that would entail. In any event, don’t discuss it if you work for GOOGLE or any other company that values fake social justice over real social progress.
Like most in the Philly region, I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent murders of four young men by a crazed drug dealer (I’m not going to use his name, may he rot in Hell). I’m also not going into the details of this horrific crime, you can click the link to read all about this shocking crime. Safe to say it’s one of the worst crimes I’ve ever seen in my 50 years of living in Philly and that says a lot. Philly is a pretty violent big city sometimes. This drama played out over the course of the last week. All of us have been hanging on every detail, scouring social media, waiting for the next press conference and watching morbid footage via the internet of investigators digging up a local farm in search of the victims. It’s ghastly, haunting. At the height of the drama, something unusual happened: The prime suspect confessed because the District Attorney offered him a deal that took the death penalty off the table. And like that everything changed.
Up to that point, this case was following the script- the breathless media accounts from the crime scene, the stoic press conferences, the endless speculation on local talk radio, the internet gossip, the police activity at various locations around the region, it was all bizarrely routine for a high-profile murder case. And then it all changed with the confession. Suddenly all the facts came out. The motive, the time line, the accomplice, the play by play account of a pair of stone cold killers murdering four young men for essentially no reason. None of it made any sense and it never will. But the confession changed everything.
Suddenly the main suspect was nonchalantly led away in handcuffs and a red prison jumpsuit looking as if his day was going as planned. Not a whiff of suffering, no remorse, no apparent inconvenience. The guards even took their time escorting him seeing he was wearing leg shackles. He didn’t LOOK like someone who at twenty years old was going off to spend the rest of his life in prison. Utterly anti-climatic. For those of us who were really disturbed by this case, it doesn’t compute. It’s tough to wrap our heads around this scenario. We all want closure, but we just weren’t ready for this. That’s part of our problem- we’re so civilized.
Our system of justice demands impassionate adherence to the rules and processes that are in place to protect all our rights and that usually takes time, often years. That demands painstaking, methodical and determined perseverance. It means detailed evidence collection and detailed statements. It means precise forensics and it means all of that will be challenged by the defense. Yes, we are so civilized we allow the accused to defend themselves even in the face of overwhelming facts. Without this confession, we wouldn’t be looking at a trial date within the next year. They may not have found all of the victims. Sometimes being so damn civilized really sucks.
I’d like nothing more than to take these two animals to the town square, tie them to cars and publicly rip them to pieces. But the District Attorney had a tough call to make- the authorities knew the victims were dead. The time and toll the investigation takes on everyone (law enforcement, families, friends, and public) the uncertainty of not knowing the details and the potential for the trail of evidence to get cold, lost or compromised the longer the process drags out, means time is against you. You must build a case that will get a conviction.
It’s also critical to return the victims to their families ASAP, they need closure from this nightmare if that will ever be possible. Making a deal that will put the accused in jail for life (the accomplice may still be vulnerable to the death penalty) is really locking down what will most likely happen to them anyway since Pennsylvania is so opposed to carrying out death sentences even for depraved maniacs like the two accused here.
This deal also gains information, the weapons, the entire story, the accomplice and motive all necessary for a conviction. This is now an open and shut case, without putting everyone through a lengthy and painful trial and accompanying media circus with an outcome that would have been essentially the same. There’s a real possibility the defense may have invoked an insanity defense and there is a lot of credence to the theory that it may have worked. The accused main suspect, in my opinion, is clearly a psychopath with previously documented mental health issues. That may or may not have been enough to somehow defer or lessen his penalty. You never know what a jury will decide even in a case like this.
This plea essentially begins the end of the case. In little more than a week these young men had their lives snuffed out. Those responsible were apprehended, confessed to their crimes and their penalty decided with the stroke of a pen. It’s all too neat and bewildering. We are just so civilized.
After a lot of consideration though, I’m not sure the DA couldn’t have overcome most of this. I’m pretty sure that fat bastard would have cracked sooner or later. It may have taken some time but he would have talked, him or his punk accomplice. The facts are so shocking a jury would have most likely convicted these animals and been home for lunch. The real consideration is the amount of pain the families would have had to endure. Maureen Faulkner’s pain immediately comes to mind. Had this case gone to trial they would have been subjected to endless court proceedings, relentless media stories, anniversary special reports and in twenty years a bunch of liberals making these killers grotesque, faux celebrities claiming they were really framed.
It’s a sad, sick situation and I thank God, I’m not the guy who had to make that call. I won’t criticize this decision. Not today. Not from where I sit. So, justice will be swift in this case. The killers will remain in jail where they already are, removed from society. We will never see them free again. The young men will be buried by their families who will forever struggle with the senselessness of this nightmare, like some sort of bad dream they can’t wake up from.
And the next time I see an internet video of some third world village lynching a killer or child molester I’ll think twice before casting aspersions on them. I’ll just tell myself we are so damned civilized…
The fact of the matter is this: Free market capitalism combined with representative democracy has created the United States as we know it. This country has become without argument the greatest nation in human history as defined in ANY category. Our advances in every area- medicine, art, science, politics, technology, education, law, humanity and so on, have eclipsed every nation that has come before us. And we’ve done it in the shortest amount of time. Our Founding Fathers just a little over two hundred years ago unleashed the forces of human potential in ways that have transformed not only our country but the world. In that insignificantly short amount of time, we’ve gone from the Wright brothers learning to fly, to putting a man on the Moon. We’ve split the atom, fed the world, defeated the forces of evil, gave birth to the Internet and established the concepts of freedom and liberty around the Globe.
Even the glory of ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece pale in comparison when the sheer enormity of what America has accomplished is brought into perspective. Their societies took thousands of years to mature and thrive. America has become so integral to the human condition, so pervasive in our thinking that if it suddenly was to disappear like Atlantis, if America fell into the sea and was no more, the survivors would immediately set out to re-establish it from scratch. America has become more than a place. It’s an idea that will never be removed from humanity. As long as there’s one person left on Earth who dreams of freedom and the ability to strive unencumbered by artificial political or social restrictions, to be what they choose to be, to believe what they want to believe, to decide for themselves what is best for their life, to do with the products of their labor what they choose to do… then America will continue to exist. It is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism that propels people to the highest ranks of human achievement. No one is trying to re-create ancient Egypt. It’s democracy, free market capitalism, and America.