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SCREW JUNETEENTH AND HONORING GEORGE FLOYD -- HYPOCRISY ON STEROIDS

Juneteenth commemorates the Union Army's declaration of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. Or, as the kids say, BFD!

JUNETEENTH

For those who know their history, June 19th, 1865, comes more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in the midst of the Civil War.

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

Lincoln didn’t actually free any of the approximately 4 million men, women and children held in slavery in the United States when he signed the formal Emancipation Proclamation the following January. The document applied only to enslaved people in the Confederacy, and not to those in the border states that remained loyal to the Union.

Texas declared its secession from the Union on February 1, 1861, and joined the Confederate States on March 2, 1861, after it had replaced its governor, Sam Houston, who had refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy.

There is virtually no valid historical reason to make June 19th a national holiday other than continue the race-based narrative promoted by the progressive communist democrats.

Why are we honoring a criminal and denigrating the police officers that keep our communities safe?

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Every time I see an homage to George Floyd, a drug-addled low-life criminal who managed to die, probably of a drug overdose and underlying medical conditions on camera,  I think to myself that behind the scenes are the virtue-signaling progressive communist democrats trying to destroy America from within. But, of course, the same can be said of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and all the others who died while resisting arrest.

The truth is that there are relatively few egregious police use of force incidents in America. But, unfortunately, those few are amplified and repeated endlessly by progressive communist democrats and their propagandists in the mainstream media. Characterized as martyrs, few realize that they are the useful idiots that are now martyrs for the communist cause.

The truth is that we are instilling an irrational fear of the police in our children, especially by pointing to gun-toting felons, individuals with outstanding warrants, and those who would rather take their chances by running rather than surrendering and going to prison.

Has anyone noticed that most inner-city communities are riddled with drug gangs and that law-abiding citizens would rather suffer in silence than cooperate with law enforcement to remove the bad guys from the streets? They are afraid because the progressive communist democrats refuse to fully charge criminals and then find ways to release them back into the community before trial. To intimidate, maim, or kill witnesses. These progressives scream about stricter gun control but almost always plea bargain away gun charges.

I find it ironic that white folks explain how the black man is systemically oppressed while they are the very people who hold power and that, by their own words, are the systematic oppressors.

It makes absolutely no sense until you realize that these white folks mostly hate themselves, America, and the idea of a fluid class system that renders them irrelevant as arbiters of everything important. They want a race war. They want combat on the streets. So they welcome communist front organizations like Antifa and Black Lives Matter while giving them a pass for the egregious crimes they commit.

To be oppressed, you must give your permission...

Ask yourself, what is the process of victimization? For example, just being declared a victim by a political entity for the politicians and their party to gain political power is not enough -- you must agree to victimhood and the gross political exploitation of your person, time, energy, money based on some cognizable class or characteristic. The process can either be subtle or abrupt. However, it usually exploits an individual’s own weaknesses; the lack of self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-confidence -- along with a willingness to accept conditions (poverty, poor education, crime) that truly victimize the individual.

Bottom line…

And before you start labeling people as racists, consider the fact that you might be the real racist. For example, promoting Critical Race Theory that labels whites as oppressors and everyone else as oppressed is absolute racism. Likewise, teaching children that Martin Luther King was wrong when he wished for a color-blind society where you are judged by the content of your character and not the color of your skin is racism.

Like Palestinians indoctrinating their children to hate Jews and to pray for the destruction of Israel, there are those progressive communist democrats in our country that are doing the same thing – using Critical Race Theory -- to teach our children to hate others who do not look like them and to pray for the destruction of our religion and our political system so that man can be “perfected” by communism – the religion of the all-powerful state.

Wake up. Say NO! HELL NO!

We are at war, and if you love your freedom, family, and country, you need to push back.

Stand up and call bullshit. Vote – with your ballot, your feet, your money, and your time and attention.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


SCARY: GOVERNMENTS ATTEMPT TO COERCE LARGE COMPANIES TO ACT AS "UNOFFICIAL GOVENMENT AGENTS"

It appears that local, state, and federal government is becoming more fascistic as they attempt to sidestep constitutional prohibitions by coercing private companies to take actions against American citizens which would be clearly illegal or unconstitutional if performed by the government.

Large companies, especially those with media operations, know that political forces control multi-millions in contracts, grants, tax benefits, and regulatory waivers. And they are corruptly willing to do the bidding of the politicians who ask for favors.

Most large companies employ ex-government agents from the FBI and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies in their security operations, individuals whose first loyalty is no longer to the U.S. Constitution but to their previous agencies. Want to track an American citizen in the United States without a warrant – whisper in the ear of the right company official. Want to censor embarrassing material or hid potential criminal activity, call the media moguls and tech tyrants.

Consider this article, “The Failure of Business to Help Save Democracy,” which appeared on the Governing platform…

About Governing…

Governing: The Future of States and Localities takes on the question of what state and local government looks like in a world of rapidly advancing technology. Governing is a resource for elected and appointed officials and other public leaders who are looking for smart insights and a forum to better understand and manage through this era of change.

Governing’s beat is the collision of technology and society and the fallout consequences, intended and unintended, that confront public leaders and increasingly influence their policy, legislation and strategies to govern. The scope of topics we cover are as broad as the challenges we face: artificial intelligence, privacy, big data, security, the future of work, urban planning, financial systems and more.

Governing’s audience consists of governors, mayors, county executives, city and county council members, state legislators, state and local agency executives and those holding key professional government positions.

Governing's information platform includes a robust website, newsletters and custom content. Governing magazine ended its 32 year run as a print publication in August 2019.

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THE FUTURE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW
The Failure of Business to Help Save Democracy

Public officials need the private sector to step up and use its moral and financial clout to counter the right-wing extremists who are bent on ending the American republic.

[OCS: This is a narrative straight out of the progressive communist democrat’s playbook. If we have learned anything since former President Barack Obama's election, the end will likely be precipitated by a fifth column seeking to destroy America from within. And, as we can plainly see, this fifth column is the Democrat Party which has been infiltrated by communists who seek to destroy an exceptional America and reduce the productivity of exceptional Americans.

Not one word is being said about the left-wing extremists who are anti-white, un-American, and anti-Semitic. Armed radical extremists like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.

Yes, they need the private sector to do those things which are unconstitutional and illegal if done by government employees.] 

It is time for American business leaders to get off the sidelines and become actively engaged in defending our democracy.

[OCS: This looks very much like government officials recruiting a “woke” army of civilians who will advance the narratives and agendas of a specific political faction – the Democrat Party.]

An ever-growing group of angry and paranoid Americans, abetted by cowardly and complicit politicians at all levels of government, seems bent on ending the American republic as we’ve known it.

[OCS: Once again, we see the progressives engage in projection, ascribing their very deeds and behaviors to their opposition. Non-adherence to the Constitution, the rule of law, or using our laws against us will be the downfall of America. But, it appears to be a majorly one-sided effort by the Democrat Party.]

Key leaders of America’s private sector, if they were to speak in unison and use their financial clout to threaten or actually defund the campaigns of errant politicians, could make a huge difference.

[OCS: This is pandering to the special interests who expect something in return for their donations.

Have you noticed that most media moguls, tech tyrants, and business billionaires now support the Democrat Party? Some even willing to silence and censor the opposition on behalf of a cause that they are too stupid to realize is communism – and represents the destruction of the very system that created their power and profits?]

The slim majority held by Democrats in Congress prevents them from protecting democracy by reinstalling guardrails removed during the Trump administration.

[OCS: This is pure progressive propaganda. That slim majority has been inappropriately used to disenfranchise nearly half of voting Americans. It has been used to lock out the duly-elected minority members from creating, presenting, or voting on amendments.

Weaponizing congressional investigations into political witch-hunts to demonize and destroy the opposition.

Guardrails? Raising taxes? Increasing regulations? Funding our enemies? Wealth redistribution? Unlimited illegal immigration? Illegals with more benefits and rights than American citizens? Disarming law-abiding Americans while releasing criminals into the community?]

Meanwhile, the Republican Party of today won’t distance itself from its former leader or curb his followers’ abuses to democracy that are apparent to most Americans.

[OCS: There it is. The truth emerges. It is all about crushing Trump’s influence in the 2022 mid-term elections or a potential presidential run in 2024.

Have you noticed that Trump actually fulfilled most of his campaign promises? At the same time, an incoherent, incompetent President Biden signs what is put in front of him by his communist puppet-masters?]

Moreover, Trump and his allies have marginalized and labeled the news media as purveyors of “fake news” and an “enemy of the people,” making it more difficult for them to fulfill their historic role as the fourth estate — the independent voice of journalism that often influences changes in policies.

[OCS: Absolute propaganda. How many stories were made up out of thin air, anonymous single sources, or disappeared or downplayed news reports when they concerned the Democrat Party? How many items that were labeled conspiracy theories have proven to be true?

There is nothing independent about today’s journalists as they take orders from their corporate overlords or are fired for speaking the truth.]

The anti-democratic forces we face today are among our nation’s biggest threats since the Civil War. They and their politician allies have been busy rolling back democracy on several fronts.

[OCS: This has never been truer, and the proximate cause of the nation’s troubles can be linked to the Democrat Party. Domestic spying. Presenting opposition research as fact. Covering up the crimes of the Obama Administration, which is pulling the strings of a mentally challenged senior citizen named Biden.] 

In America there has always been this not-so-subtle bias that the private sector does everything better than the public sector. Being in government as long as I have, I know by experience that this is just not always true. But one thing is for sure: Given the threatened state of our democratic institutions, we need all who have enjoyed the fruits of freedom and democracy to step up big time.

[OCS: The only competency of the government appears to be organized crime, creating exploitable waste, fraud, and abuse, and the creation of accounting systems that are defective by design.]

Business leaders have the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that they care about more than just profits for their investors and stockholders. They can and must speak out loudly in defense of our republic, defund the campaigns of politicians whose votes and actions prove the contrary, and help return the nation to a path where its collective actions result in a certainly flawed but still more perfect union and democracy. <Source>

[OCS: Yes, they must rise to the communist threat and remove progressive communist democrats from office.]


If you wish to read this progressive screed in full and in context -- <Source>

The author, Jabari Simama…

Jabari Simama is an education and government consultant and a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Government. He served two terms on the Atlanta City Council, from 1987 to 1994; as deputy chief operating officer and chief of staff for DeKalb County, Ga., from 2009 to 2012; and as president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College from 2012 to 2018.

Bottom line…

I read the article and call BULLSHIT! I sure as hell hope that businesses are not fooled by this propaganda. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL: PELOSI BULLSHIT EDITION

It is embarrassing how our perverted political leadership and mainstream media have devalued the concepts of heroism, courage, sacrifice, and the difference between competently doing your job and performing above and beyond the call of duty.

MEDAL

According to Nancy Pelosi, herself possibly one of the proximate causes of the unprepared status of capitol law enforcement on January 6, 2021…

Floor Speech on H.R. 3325, to Award Congressional Gold Medals to USCP and Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6th

January 6th was unquestionably one of the darkest days in the history of our democracy, but because of the courage of the Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers will also be etched in history as a day of heroism. 

That day, the Capitol Police force put themselves between the violence and us.  They risked their safety and their lives for others with the utmost selflessnessSome died, becoming martyrs for our democracy.  And they did so because they were patriots, the type of Americans who heard the call to serve and answered it, putting country above self.  They enabled us to return to the Capitol – to the podium that night to show the world that our democracy had prevailed and that it had succeeded because of them. 

In March, as you recall, we came together, and we passed legislation to award these patriots the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award, as has been mentioned, that this body can offer.  Doing so was a high honor and privilege for each of us, and it was our responsibility to ensure that we always remember those heroes and their sacrifice.  As I said on the Floor then, may the courage of these heroes always remain an inspiration to us, and may we always remember the valor of the fallen. 

This Gold Medal will be proudly displayed, as the distinguished gentleman referenced, for years to come, ensuring that their valor and the sacrifice of the fallen has – is always remembered.  But two weeks after we passed that Gold Medal legislating, as you know Madam Chair, under your leadership, Congress honored one of the fallen, Officer Brian Sicknick with a lying-in-[honor] ceremony to convey the grief and gratitude felt by all Americans for his sacrifice.  That respect was reflected in the presence of distinguished leaders, whether it was military leaders, leaders of institutions of government who came to pay their respects, including President Biden. <Source>

It’s called doing your job …

And by this criterion, medals should be handed out to every first responder dealing with those Black Lives Matter and Antifa members who attacked federal property and injured .federal officers along with members of local law enforcement in Portland, Oregon. A true armed insurrection and rebellion calling for the overthrow of the United States government.

117th CONGRESS - 1st Session

H. R. 1085


AN ACT

To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds the following:

(1) Every day, the United States Capitol Police (“Capitol Police”) protects the U.S. Capitol, Members of Congress, congressional staff and institutional staff, journalists, and the visiting public.

[OCS: They go to work every day as do law enforcement officers across the nation. Some with the expectation of losing their lives. Nothing heroic to see here.]

(2) On January 6, 2021, a mob of insurrectionists forced its way into the U.S. Capitol building and congressional office buildings and engaged in acts of vandalism, looting, and violently attacked Capitol Police officers.

[OCS: More like a gaggle of clueless clowns mixed in with "mostly peaceful protesters, many of whom were apparently welcomed into the capitol complex.]

(3) The sacrifice of heroes including Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Smith, and those who sustained injuries, and the courage of Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, exemplify the patriotism and the commitment of Capitol Police officers, and those of other law enforcement agencies, to risk their lives in service of our country.

[OCS: I saw dereliction of duty as armed officers did nothing as they stood next to Ashli Babbitt who was executed needlessly by another officer hiding behind cover. Officers stood there and did NOTHING! Nothing heroic. Nothing of Note.]

(4) Up to seven Americans died following this violent attack, and more than 140 law enforcement officers suffered physical injuries, including 15 officers who were hospitalized.

[OCS: No comparison with Portland, where the rioters, looters, arsonists, and insurrectionists WERE ARMED and used blinding lasers and explosive devices against officers.]

(5) The desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American Democracy, and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our Nation’s history.

[OCS: Those fences locking "We the People" out of our Capitol was a desecration of the capitol complex. To protect what, lawmakers from being held accountable for their actions?] 


This bill directs the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of three Congressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and other law enforcement agencies that protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

[OCS: Why not the Park Police and the United States Secret Service who defended the White House and the President of the United States who was forced to retreat to the nuclear bunker?]

Following the award of these medals, one medal shall be given to the USCP, one medal shall be given to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and one medal shall be given to the Smithsonian Institution and displayed with a plaque listing all law enforcement agencies that participated in protecting the Capitol on January 6, 2021. <Source>

What did I see on January 6, 2021?

As far as I can tell, nobody was armed, and nobody had a plan to take over the government. Most were “peaceful protesters” and “lookie-loos” seeking souvenirs and selfies. Damage was minimal and not comparable to the wanton destruction we have seen in Portland, Oregon.

I saw that Nancy Pelosi and others deliberately lied to the American public about the gruesome beating death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, also cited in the second House impeachment papers. It was obvious from the time Sicknick’s body was found that he hadn’t had his head bashed in by a fire extinguisher. There wasn’t a mark on his body that would indicate any blunt force trauma. And, as they found out from the autopsy, Sicknick died of natural causes, two strokes.

The only person killed that day was shot by someone identified as a Capitol Police Officer, whose identity was deliberately withheld by Nancy Pelosi and the progressive communist democrats.  And Babbitt was shot, unarmed, standing next to three armed police officers and a fully-staged SWAT response team nearby, with men in suits with earwigs standing in the crowd observing.

I saw a member of Black Lives Matter and Antifa wearing a MAGA hat standing next to Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by Capitol police. A person caught urging the crowd on in several videos. Another individual was caught on camera changing clothes from a backpack before leaving the scene.

I heard the FBI was involved – is this another one of those FBI-inspired events like Waco and Ruby Ridge? Were the men in suits and wearing earwigs from the FBI? Were the unindicted co-conspirators cited in several protester's charging documents actually FBI agents or informants?

Considering other use of force cases preceding this event, this looks like a criminal use of force incident that needs to be examined in the sunlight and revealed to the public.

Bottom line…

These men and women were doing their jobs like other first responders across the nation. Saving the wrinkly old asses of Pelosi and Schumer does not rise to the necessity of awarding a Congressional Medal.

Considering the number of officials that allegedly knew of the possibility of impending violence, one must question whether or not House Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer created an anti-Trump situation by allowing this to happen  -- when it just as easily could have been prevented. 

If the federal government knew of a potential for violence and did nothing to stop it, one might question why would agencies, or their leadership, do nothing and let the attack happen on purpose?  Were they acting under orders? Considering that we are now finding that most events portrayed in the media as “conspiracy theories” were, in fact, true, one needs to wonder if we can trust our government’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies? 

All to damage President Trump and a potential 2024 election attempt. 

How many people remember when that hypocritical bitch, Nancy Pelosi, referred to the federal officers protecting the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon as acting as "stormtroopers?" Why are we suddenly to believe that only the Capitol Police and the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police are suddenly free from the systemic racism that Pelosi is positive exists within police departments? 

We are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


DEMOCRATS: A CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER TO AMERICA

There is little doubt in my mind that the Democrat Party has been massively infiltrated by communists, both Chinese Communists and Russian Communists, and is overtly and covertly seeking to destroy America from within…

Anyone with ordinary powers of observation can plainly see:

(1)  The Democrats seek to use our Constitution, Congress, Judiciary, and Executive Branch against “We the People.”

(2)  The Democrats have subverted many of our previously trusted institutions, such as our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and the mainstream media that served as a watchdog for government wrongdoing.

(3)  The Democrats are attempting to divide Americans into classes along the line of race, sex, and wealth to create oppressed victims who can be politically exploited.

(4)  The Democrats seek to remove all barriers to their crazy-making criminal, racial, and anarchist shock troops by defunding the police, releasing criminals into the community, and refusing to investigate, prosecute, and punish criminals.

(5)  The Democrats use a very thin majority in the House and Senate to lockout minority participation in creating and amending legislation or participating in committee investigations which they have weaponized against the opposition.

(6)  The Democrats are continuing to indoctrinate our children in schools rather than provide education. Many children, especially minorities, now reach adulthood as disaffected and angry functional illiterates with no understanding of history and little or no love of their exceptional country.

So why should we be surprised when the Democrats turn the government's weapons on American citizens to advance a toxic totalitarian agenda?

Ever since former President Barack Obama, a trained communist, and his cadre of evildoers subverted our intelligence and law enforcement agencies, we have seen unconstitutional and illegal domestic spying, the perversions of a secret court, and other criminal acts without any accountability or punishment. There has been no effort to hold politicians and their staffers accountable for interfering in a presidential election, spying on American citizens, spying on a presidential campaign, and a covert effort to remove a sitting president from office. Many of the acts dismissed by the government and their propagandists in the mainstream media as “conspiracy theories” have been revealed as factual events.

Seeking legal permission for using our intelligence and law enforcement agencies to spy on Americans…

Under the guise of responding to the threat of “domestic terrorism,” the government, now controlled by radical communists pulling the strings of a mentally challenged president, want to implement their nefarious plans…

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Using the so-called “Capitol Insurrection” as a rallying point, the Democrats now seek extraordinary powers to bypass Constitutional protections and legal conventions to pursue their political enemies. To see the manifest falseness of their assertions, consider that they used the full weight of the government to track down those who entered the capitol complex, many being held in solitary confinement without being convicted of a crime. There is recorded evidence that many “trespassers” present were invited into the complex by the Capitol Police; most were orderly and more interested in taking selfies and souvenirs than taking over or interfering with the government. The only person shot and killed was shot under mysterious circumstances, which the government keeps shrouded in secrecy. The Democrats openly lied about the murder of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, even to the point of repeating that lie in the unconstitutional impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The Democrats overlook, excuse, or exonerate those Black Lives Matter and Antifa murderers and criminals who openly attacked a federal courthouse, federal officers and caused over $2 billion in damage nationwide.  But, they claim that one of the greatest dangers to America is domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists – especially against black or minority victims.

Domestic terrorism is not a new threat in the United States. It has, over centuries, taken many American lives and spilled much American blood – especially in communities deliberately and viciously targeted on the basis of hatred and bigotry. After the Civil War, for example, the Ku Klux Klan waged a campaign of terror to intimidate Black voters and their white supporters and deprive them of political power, killing and injuring untold numbers of Americans. The Klan and other white supremacists continued to terrorize Black Americans and other minorities in the decades that followed. In recent years, we have seen a resurgence of this and related threats in one horrific incident after another: the shooting and killing of 23 people at a retail store in El Paso; the vehicular killing of a peaceful protestor in Charlottesville; the shooting and killing of three people at a garlic festival in Gilroy; the arson committed at a mosque in Victoria, Texas; the appalling rise in violence and xenophobia directed against Asian Americans; the surge in anti–Semitism; and more. <Source>

Truth be told, the Ku Klux Klan was a democrat invention. And historically, the Democrats were the party of slavery, segregation, racism, Jim Crow and fought mightily against civil rights legislation. Our current president, Joe Biden, openly feted a Klan member and eulogized him when he died. Much of the anti-Semitism comes from certain Members of Congress whom the Democrats refuse to condemn, censure, or expel. And, much of the violence directed at Asians comes from black individuals.

While they did mention a real act of domestic terrorism in the report, the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, they did not mention that the alleged terrorists were responding to the FBI’s murder of innocent civilians, many women and children, in two staged photo-ops that went horribly wrong, possibly instigated by shots fired by an FBI sniper. Nor do they mention that most terrorist plots seem to involve individuals linked to the FBI, many of which appear to be a form of entrapment.

Almost all of these horrific events were perpetrated by sick, twisted individuals.

And I ask myself, why no mention of real domestic terrorists – radical Muslims? Why are Muslims only listed as victims?

According to this assessment, one key aspect of today’s domestic terrorism threat emerges from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists and networks whose racial, ethnic, or religious hatred leads them toward violence, as well as those whom they encourage to take violent action. These actors have different motivations, but many focus their violence towards the same segment or segments of the American community, whether persons of color, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, other religious minorities, women and girls, LGBTQI+ individuals, or others. Their insistence on violence can, at times, be explicit. It also can, at times, be less explicit, lurking in ideologies rooted in a perception of the superiority of the white race that call for violence in furtherance of perverse and abhorrent notions of racial “purity” or “cleansing.” <Source>

Funny, the Democrats are pushing hard to advance Critical Race Theory, which makes everything about your skin color – and not about your character or merit.

Danger ahead…

Pillar One | understand and share domestic terrorism–related information. [OCS: Big data collection and data warehousing.]

Strategic Goal 1.1: Enhance domestic terrorism–related research and analysis. [OCS: Domestic Spying]

Strategic Goal 1.2: Improve information sharing across all levels within, as well as outside, the Federal Government. [OCS: Use commercial databases and private contractors.]

Strategic Goal 1.3: Illuminate transnational aspects of domestic terrorism. [OCS: If there are transnational aspects, it isn’t domestic terrorism, it is terrorism occurring on domestic soil.]

Pillar Two | prevent domestic terrorism recruitment and mobilization to violence [OCS: You cannot anticipate and prevent domestic terrorism without some level of entrapment.]

Strategic Goal 2.1: Strengthen domestic terrorism prevention resources and services. [OCS: More money, more personnel, more authority to act outside conventional law.]

Strategic Goal 2.2: Address online terrorist recruitment and mobilization to violence by domestic terrorists. [OCS: Surveil social media and other communications modalities.]

Pillar Three | disrupt and deter domestic terrorism activity [OCS: Entrapment.]

Strategic Goal 3.1: Enable appropriate enhanced investigation and prosecution of domestic terrorism crimes. [OCS: Enhanced surveillance with fewer constitutional protections.]

Strategic Goal 3.2: Assess potential legislative reforms. [OCS: Create new laws or pervert old ones.]

Strategic Goal 3.3: Ensure that screening and vetting processes consider the full range of terrorism threats. [OCS: Invasive domestic spying.]

Pillar Four | confront long–term contributors to domestic terrorism [OCS: Implement socialism – wealth redistribution, affirmative actions, more centralization of government.]

Before I sign on to any program that increases the power of a demonstrably corrupt agency, show me the constitutional safeguards and mandatory prison sentences without plea bargaining, sentence reduction for “cooperation,” no parole, and no club-fed prisons.

Enter George Orwell and Alice in Wonderland…

These efforts speak to a broader priority: enhancing faith in government and addressing the extreme polarization, fueled by a crisis of disinformation and misinformation often channeled through social media platforms, which can tear Americans apart and lead some to violence. A hallmark of this democracy is that political change must be pursued through nonviolent means grounded in the principles upon which the United States was founded. Enhancing faith in American democracy demands accelerating work to contend with an information environment that challenges healthy democratic discourse. We will work toward finding ways to counter the influence and impact of dangerous conspiracy theories that can provide a gateway to terrorist violence.

Translation: The Democrats have created polarization as they mounted a hate campaign against the GOP. Much of the disinformation that was censored now appears to be true or worthy of discussion. We Democrats will tell you what to think and have our agents in the mainstream media or social media platforms omit or censor anything that does not comport with the Democrat narrative.

Bottom line…

Notice their narratives cherry-pick events over large spans of time and geography and highlights aberrant behaviors as if all of these events were yesterday and right around the corner.

When militias are mentioned, you will notice that they are always white militias with nary a mention of the paramilitary nature of the black Nation of Islam under the racist, anti-white, anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

Ironic, it is the Democrat Party trying to incite violence to bring about their radical agenda and spark a revolution to replace capitalism with communism.

And, let us not forget that this “assessment” was produced by the corrupt National Security Council, which was complicit in illegal activities to eliminate or cripple Donald Trump's presidency.

It's time we call out the Democrats for their fear tactics -- trying to scare you into compliance and giving up your freedoms and civil rights. 

Resist voting for Democrats or giving them additional police powers. The Democrats have proven that they cannot be trusted with the defense of our nation or the maintenance of law and order.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


DIY GARDEN: A LITTLE RELIEF FROM POLITICAL CRAZINESS

Every once in a while, it would help if you walked away from the general miasma that affects today’s world…

Might I recommend a most pleasant diversion? A British gardening site that is not only educational but it is also entertaining.

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Puttering around the site is a welcome diversion from the political crassness and craziness I usually post. A few of my favorite posts include Small Garden Ideas to Transform Your Garden into a Relaxing Haven, The Growing Appetite for Outdoor Kitchens and 28 Garden Pond Ideas For a Little Wildlife In Your Own Back Garden.

However, one caveat…

The site is monetized with product links that help the site creators offset the cost of researching and presenting content. The product prices are not affected if you choose to follow a link. However, the links follow U.K. companies, and some products may not be available in the United States or are marketed under different names. Plant recommendations may not be suitable for your climate and soil. 

And nothing beats playing with your puppy…

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Bottom line…

Take some time off and check out nature.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


"WE ARE SO SCREWED"

Several readers have asked me why I end some of my blog posts with "We are so screwed?"

The short answer is because I fear for our nation.

In my lifetime, we have gone from honoring soldiers and first responders to reviling them -- with many of our elected officials leading the charge.

We now have a class of professional politicians that have been personally and professionally compromised, not only by special interests but by our actual enemies. They care more about themselves than the nation they swore to protect.

Our governmental bureaucracy is no longer working for the people who make their jobs necessary. Still, it considers people to be impediments to a cushier life, progress, and the advancement of their ideological agenda.

While patriotism isn’t dead in America, it’s in serious trouble. Something has gone terribly wrong with the Democrat Party. Terribly, terribly wrong. It appears to have been infiltrated and captured by communists.

Since the presidency of Barack Obama, a trained Marxist/communist, the nation is obsessed with race. It's not that the American people themselves are preoccupied with race; it's the Democrat-run government, their propagandists in the mainstream media, and most of our elite institutions. Leading us into a race war to bring about a revolution that will replace capitalism with communism.

I’m worried. Politicians no longer have legitimate investigations, principled and informed arguments, and thoughtful deliberations. They have sneaky midnight maneuvers, hiding legislation in a thousand-page bill that can not possibly be read and understood before a midnight vote -- away from the scrutiny of the American public.

And it doesn't end with the government...

When it comes to history or civics, the knowledge level of the average American is so deficient as to represent a clear and present danger to our nation and way of life.

Many individuals don’t just believe the insane or idiotic things they encounter in the mainstream media; they take them as gospel and teach those falsehoods to others. Even worse, they actively resist or refuse any attempt to research or explore further to validate what they are being told. They would rather ignore the truth than let go of their false beliefs.

These are but a few of the reasons I write, “We are so screwed.”

We are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


FLAG DAY (2021) -- IF PATTON WERE ALIVE, HE WOULD PROBABLY SAY "TRIGGER THEM PROGRESSIVE SONS OF BITCHES"

Contrary to those progressive communist democrats who hate America, American exceptionalism, and white American males (past, present, and future), today is the day we commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The Flag Resolution, passed by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, stated, “That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

It was a flag of unity, not division, and certainly not the division of Democrat identity politics based on the Marxist struggle to bring about a physical revolution along ideological lines that leads to communism.

Unity versus community…

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While claiming to be "inclusive," the Pride Flag is divisive with every sub-group demanding representation.

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As we can see in the recently re-design “pride flag,” the flag has been altered to recognize even more divisions in the name of “inclusivity.” What is rarely mentioned is that the entire population of the alphabet people (LGTBQIA+) is between five and less than ten percent of the total U.S. population. The real question rarely asked is how many of this cohort identifies as American and not gay-American. The fact that color needed to be injected into a sexual matter illustrates the divisive point.

Bottom line…

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Let us not forget we are a diverse nation of individuals, each with our own backgrounds, abilities, and aspirations, and should identify as Americans and protect and defend our Constitution.

Celebrate our unity as Americans. Celebrate our Flag. Celebrate our Constitution.

Stand for freedom.

-- steve

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“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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


FULTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION ASSESSMENT

Schrödinger's Ballot Box

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I just finished reading the Fulton County Pennsylvania Election Assessment from Wake Technology Services, the company that was also selected for the Maricopa, AZ audit by Cyber Ninjas – and the company that refused to continue beyond their contractual completion date.

I must be both blind and stupid because my conclusions after reading the assessment do not support TSI’s assertion “that the election was well run, was conducted in a diligent and effective manner and followed the directions of the Commonwealth.” Or that the County Election Commission or the County Election Director were blameless for any anomalies discovered in the assessment.

Let’s review the assessment’s “executive summary” …

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1 Executive Summary

The purpose of this assessment was to ascertain how the election was conducted, initially from a mail-in, and then from an absentee ballot perspective. With the assistance of the Election Commissioners and the Election Director, this assessment resulted in a full election process and system review. WAKE TSI did not conduct a forensic technology audit of the election management system as WAKE TSI did not have the agreement of the stakeholders to conduct that level of detailed analysis.

[OCS: The assessment was not an “independent” assessment because parties (Election Commissioners and the Election Director) to the process to be examined were involved in an undefined manner in the assessment. And that those commissioning the audit are not revealed.

The assessment most certainly did not result in a full election process and system review unless you consider only those areas to be examined and ignore other areas that may have had a significant impact on the election process and outcome.

The assessment was not a “full election and process review because TSI was deliberately prevented from conducting a forensic technology audit of the election management system because the technology providers refused to cooperate with the assessment.]

Since this was a voluntary assessment, WAKE TSI accepted what was provided and were flexible when the Election Officials did not want to provide sensitive information, such as chain-of custody documentation that identified County personnel and security tag log files, that identified current numbering schemas. Nor did WAKE TSI look at the configuration of the EMS itself or how the election was designed or built.

[OCS: By definition, the assessment was artificially crippled by those parties involved in the election, and thus the assessment most certainly did not result in a full election process and system review.]

What the issues highlighted in this document reveal, is that the election was well run, was conducted in a diligent and effective manner and followed the directions of the Commonwealth. This does not indicate that there were no issues with the election, just that they were not the fault of the County Election Commission or the County Election Director.         

[OCS: There is no way that the conclusion of a well-run election could be drawn from this assessment, nor can the parties involved in the election be exonerated from any anomalies that occurred under their supervision and watch.]

Fulton County had no anomalous or unusual incidents reported during the election process. Expectations were that this assessment would not show any indications of error, technology interference, fraud, or misconduct.

[OCS: Reported by whom, and reported to whom? There were reports of individuals reporting anomalous or suspicious behavior. And as for unusual incidents, the was an illegal, unchallenged court order to provide three extra days for mailed-in ballots to arrive, provided that they bear a November 3 postmark.  “The two problems with this order are (a) the Legislature, not the court, has the sole power to change voting rules, and (b) the court-issued rules encourage postal fraud through backdating ballots.”

Those conducting assessments should not have started an assessment with any conclusion or outcome in mind.]

Five issues of note were found in the conduct of the election, three of which are related to the EMS Vendor:

1. There were a number of errors in ballot scanning

[OCS: This is a given due to the technology, scanning personnel, and voters themselves. I would have liked to see error percentages, perhaps shown in comparison with other similarly situated counties, the state of Pennsylvania, or past elections.] 

2. The failure of Dominion Voting to meet the Commonwealth Certification requirements

[OCS: Red flag – especially because Dominion refused to cooperate fully with the assessment.] 

3. The addition of non-certified database tools installed on the system.

[OCS: Red flag – especially because Dominion refused to cooperate fully with the assessment, and those who supervised the elections should have verified that only approved software existed on the system. Most companies maintain a “reference system” by which all others are compared.]

4. Changes were made to the EMS three (3) weeks prior to the election

[OCS: Red flag – same as the comment for item 3.]

5. The lack of Commonwealth L&A inspections of the voting systems.

[OCS: Those who supervised the elections should have run the three types of voting system tests that are normal and customary for each election within a jurisdiction. The three tests are the Hardware Diagnostic Test, the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Test, and the Post-Election Audit Test.]

The last issue is hard to understand as the Commonwealth’s documentation requires the DOS to collect the L&A testing results.

[OCS: Why did the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) fail to obtain and secure standard test results from the County Election Commission or the County Election Director?]

While these may seem minor the impact on an election can be huge. The adjudication process of the Dominion system is caused by the scanning system and software not being able to read the intent of the voter. This forces human intervention and for those humans to “determine” the intent of the voter.

[OCS: Several venues that use Dominion Systems reported high rates of errors which allowed adjudicators to alter votes at will. Sometimes without adequate official or volunteer supervision.]

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Dirty hands all around?

It appears that Fulton County did not sign any contracts with Wake TSI, nor did they pay for the assessment. Who paid for the assessment is a crucial factor when considering the independence of those conducting the assessment. According to a document from an employee of Wake TSI to the election officials, there is a handwritten notation that “Wake TSI is contracted to Defending the Republic, a 501(c)4.”

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Red flag: if the reference to Defending the Republic refers to Defending The Republic PAC, founded in 2021 by attorney Sidney Powell, my skepticism is ramped up to red flag levels. Powell is a hyper-partisan, associated with hastily filed and unconscionably sloppy legal work, and is involved in a billion-dollar lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems based on her fantastical claims of voting software developed in Venezuela to steal elections on behalf of dictator Hugo Chavez. So far, Powell’s defense consists of being able to assert her rights as an American citizen to voice her “opinion,” and that "no reasonable person" would conclude her unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election were statements of fact – and that her statements were her own opinions and legal theories.

I cannot rule out that this assessment may have had a dual purpose; one, to expose election wronging, and two, to get a look at Dominion’s proprietary software coding. Since the assessment was voluntary and not an official matter, I cannot fault Dominion for withholding the keys to their proprietary software kingdom.

Bottom line…

I believe that this assessment is virtually worthless and was supervised by a company with no known history of election work. 

We are so screwed when we cannot trust our government, its institutions, and its procedures.

Truth be told, we are not engaged in free elections, but elections to pick pre-selected candidates chosen by manifestly corrupt political parties.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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