THE DANGER OF BERNIE SANDERS AND HILLARY CLINTON ...
Considering that anyone looking at the history of Bernie Sanders would conclude that he is, by all reasonable criteria, a failure with the sole exception of politics – where he has been able to eke out a living without any requirement to be a productive human being. It is Bernie’s contention that the rich are scum and need to support the rest of society as popularized by the father of Marxism, Karl Marx. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” requires the enlightened elite to control the access and distribution of goods is a manner they deem equitable. What they almost never mention is that the enlightened elite turns tyrannical and totalitarian to maintain their power and that the best of the products and services are reserved for the ruling class and their special interest cronies.
Bernie and his acolytes represent a clear and present danger to the United States as we know it; destroying those who are productive in favor of the non-productive until it takes a Lenin, Stalin, Castro, or Kim with military arms to maintain civil order against an aggrieved population. No wonder the progressive socialist democrats want to disarm all law-abiding Americans and empower criminals and crazies to wreak enough in order to force the population to elect a “strong man” that can quell the civil unrest.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is a corrupt, self-serving liar whose profession is politics since she can no longer practice law. She is the epitome of an unindicted co-conspirator for so many scandals it is hard to count. She is one of those socialists who live like the wealthiest of capitalists while telling everyone else how to live their lives. One can only imagine that her domestic policies will double-down on those of Barack Obama, tanking the poor and middle class in America.
A California example of progressivism …
But, the clearest demonstration of what might happen if either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton is elected can be found in one of the most progressive cities in America, San Francisco. Where the politicians pretend that they are “of the people and for the people” while they watch the poor and middle class be pushed out of the city to make way for millionaire progressive yuppies who say all of the right things, but employ crooked fixers to push their real estate projects through a corrupt city planning process.
These are the people who speak about “community” and then redefine community as those like-minded individuals who are as talented, wealthy and progressive as themselves.
The City has pretty much turned from a “jewel” to a third world nation within its boundaries – with the poor peeing and defecating on the streets. Only in San Francisco do you find such an innovative solution as scheduling port-a-potties on streets to accommodate those who are shunned in business establishments.
San Francisco port-a-potty program offers homeless privacy, normality
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen bemoaned in 1985 that his beloved city — particularly "the seamy streets of the Tenderloin" — risked the moniker of Latrine-by-the-Bay, in part because of official resistance to public toilets.
In the three decades since, the prevalence of human feces and urine in the neighborhood known for its large homeless population has posed a persistent policy and public-health dilemma.
But on a recent evening, 49-year-old Mischa Fisher gazed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop with adoration. Homeless, Fisher has been compelled to do her most private business furtively in doorways or alleys when there is simply no other option. Like many, she avoids the self-cleaning toilets that dot the city. They break often and double as dens for drug use and prostitution.
The pit stop program — which just completed a six-month pilot and is expected to be expanded and extended Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors — offers what at last could be a solution. "It's private, it's clean, it has a sink, it has soap, it has seat covers, it has paper towels, it has a light," Fisher said. "It's wonderful. It's a blessing. It's the way I was raised."
The pairs of toilets mounted on small trailers are mobile, hauled in Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. and hauled out at 9 p.m. for cleaning. Full-time attendants sporting blue jackets wipe them down, give each user a five-minute courtesy knock, and sweep the sidewalks while they're at it. <Source>
WOW! How progressive is that? Folks, this is an American progressive city, not Mexico or another third-world country. But, then again, we see these dynamics in almost every city managed by the progressive socialist elites. The same people who continue to invite even more illegal aliens into their cities, placing further pressure on the infrastructure and social safety nets.
So where do all the billions in governmental assistance go?
Where are those uber-billionaires progressives who speak vaguely about helping people in third world nations while this exists in their own backyard. Where are the people from Microsoft, Google, and all of the other big companies that run luxury buses into San Francisco for the benefit of their employees.
Google’s Buses Help Its Workers Beat the Rush
The perks of working at Google are the envy of Silicon Valley. Unlimited amounts of free chef-prepared food at all times of day. A climbing wall, a volleyball court and two lap pools. On-site car washes, oil changes and haircuts, not to mention free doctor checkups. But the biggest perk may come with the morning commute.
In Silicon Valley, a region known for some of the worst traffic in the nation, Google, the Internet search engine giant and online advertising behemoth, has turned itself into Google, the mass transit operator. Its aim is to make commuting painless for its pampered workers — and keep attracting new recruits in a notoriously competitive market for top engineering talent.
The company now ferries about 1,200 employees to and from Google daily — nearly one-fourth of its local work force — aboard 32 shuttle buses equipped with comfortable leather seats and wireless Internet access. Bicycles are allowed on exterior racks, and dogs on forward seats, or on their owners’ laps if the buses run full. <Source>
Has anyone noticed that the greatest number of evictions of long-term middle-class residents from their government-mandated affordable rent-controlled homes seems to cluster around these luxury bus stops?
These are the progressives that believe they can tame nature’s overwhelming power with public policies …
Refresh my memory, wasn’t San Francisco destroyed by an Earthquake? Isn’t this one of the most dangerous places riddled with major nearby faults? So why do the progressives thumb their nose at nature’s power and continue to build high-density high-rises in dangerous areas?
Powerful earthquake possible in San Francisco's Hayward Fault Zone
There's a big earthquake coming. Tuesday's magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area caused relatively little damage, but it gave a glimpse of the potential geological threats the region could face.
Scientists believe there's strong evidence to suggest that a major quake will strike the San Francisco Bay Area; the only question is when.
Geophysicist Tom Brocher with the U.S. Geological Survey said scientists are confident that a major earthquake will happen on the Hayward Fault Zone, a 74-mile-long fault line that runs along the the east side of the Bay Area, near cities such as Oakland and Fremont.
The zone is known for destructive earthquakes. "We know about it very well because it produced a big earthquake in 1868," Brocher said in an interview with CNN. The quake Brocher is referring to was a magnitude-6.8 earthquake. Several people died in that event, which caused damage of around $350,000 -- about $5 to $10 million in today's money.
"Anything larger than a magnitude-6 earthquake can be very dangerous if it is near a city," Brocher said.
It has been 147 years since the 1868 earthquake struck San Francisco. "The most recent scientific study indicates that for the entire San Francisco Bay Area there is about a 70% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater in the next 30 years occurring on one of the several earthquake faults that run through the area," Brocher said.
In 1989, a magnitude-6.9 quake hit the Bay Area during baseball's World Series. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and an estimated $6 billion in property damage, according to the Geological Survey. <Source>
These are the progressives who claim curbing fossil fuels will overcome the natural drivers of climate change: the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, the production of cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s rotational and precessional dynamics, the Earth’s vulcanology and plate tectonics, the deep ocean temperatures and currents, and the largest greenhouse gas, water vapor. There is no mention of the progressive agenda of reducing America’s standard of living and population growth until we are just another unexceptional member nation of the corrupt socialist United Nations.
Can you find any place in the United States where the progressives have revived the middle class and improved the economy. Yes, the financial crisis was manufactured by the Wall Street Wizards, but with governmental regulation and the corruption of lobbyists. Where the special interests were in charge of the regulatory agencies that were supposed to investigate and prosecute fraud. Where Hillary Clinton’s husband signed the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the legislation that removed derivatives from being considered gambling.
Bottom line …
It is no longer a choice between candidates, but a choice between progressivism (liberalism, socialism, communism) and the traditional values that made America great.
Already we see a socialist mayor destroying New York City while advantaging the thugs over the police. Oh so politically correct – and the progressives sit behind their security systems and armed guards and look the other way. Content that they will be invited to the right parties because they espouse liberalism rather than telling the truth.
Iowa will tell us a story. One we may not like and one we may have little time to fix. California is on the brink of disaster, Michigan and Illinois are not far behind.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS