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BIDEN DIRECTIVE: REPLACE OLD SYSTEMIC RACISM WITH NEW SYSTEMIC RACISM

The man will say anything to get a vote...

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It is ironic that President Biden, with a personal history of racial remarks and associations with racists, once again attempts to inject progressive communist democrat race warfare into the functioning of the U.S. Government.

Anti-racism, acknowledging and confronting the systemic and institutionalized aspects of racism that allegedly permeate society, overlooks the fact that those in charge of the system, primarily progressive communist democrats, are responsible for institutional racism and willing to allow the dark side of equity politics to destroy America from within.

Unconstitutionally racializing the government…

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Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government

Sec. 5. Delivering Equitable Outcomes in Partnership with Underserved Communities. Underserved communities often face significant barriers and legacy exclusions in engaging with agencies and providing input on Federal policies and programs that affect them. Agencies must increase engagement with underserved communities by identifying and applying innovative approaches to improve the quality, frequency, and accessibility of engagement. Agencies shall, consistent with applicable law:

    (a)  conduct proactive engagement, as appropriate, with members of underserved communities — for example, through culturally and linguistically appropriate listening sessions, outreach events, or requests for information — during development and implementation of agencies’ respective annual Equity Action Plans, annual budget submissions, grants and funding opportunities, and other actions, including those outlined in section 3(d) of this order;

    (b)  collaborate with OMB, as appropriate, to identify and develop tools and methods for engagement with underserved communities, including those related to agency budget development and rulemaking;

    (c)  create more flexibilities, incentives, and guidelines for recipients of Federal funding and permits to proactively engage with underserved communities as projects are designed and implemented;

    (d)  identify funding opportunities for community- and faith-based organizations working in and with underserved communities to improve access to benefits and services for members of underserved communities; and 

    (e)  identify and address barriers for individuals with disabilities and older adults to participate in the engagement process, including barriers to the accessibility of physical spaces, virtual platforms, presentations, systems, training, and documents. <Source>

Common examples of government equity programs include:

  1. Affirmative Action: This policy aims to increase the representation of historically marginalized groups in areas such as employment, education, and government contracting. It involves setting goals and quotas for hiring or admitting underrepresented groups and implementing programs to increase diversity and inclusivity.

  2. Minority Business Development: Government agencies may offer assistance and resources to small businesses owned by members of underrepresented groups to help them start, grow, and succeed in their ventures.

  3. Housing and Urban Development Programs: These programs aim to provide affordable housing and support to families and individuals in low-income or underserved areas, as well as to promote fair housing practices and eliminate housing discrimination.

  4. Educational Equity Programs: Government entities may implement policies to address educational disparities among different groups by providing access to quality education and supporting academic success for marginalized and underrepresented students.

  5. Healthcare Equity Programs: These programs aim to reduce health disparities among different groups by increasing access to healthcare services and promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Overall, government equity programs aim to promote equality of outcomes rather than equality of opportunities given your physical, mental, educational, and financial abilities.

Negative consequences when promoting equity over merit…

Promoting equity over merit can sometimes have negative consequences, particularly if the pursuit of equity comes at the expense of other essential factors such as individual qualifications, skills, and experience. Here are some potential negative consequences of prioritizing equity over merit:

  1. Reduced Quality: When organizations prioritize equity over merit, it can result in hiring or promoting individuals who may not have the same level of qualifications, skills, or experience as others who are passed over. This can lead to a reduction in the overall quality of work or output.

  2. Lowered Morale: If employees feel that equity considerations are prioritized over merit, it can create a sense of unfairness and undermine morale among those who think that their hard work and accomplishments are not being recognized.

  3. Divisiveness: Prioritizing equity over merit can sometimes create divisions and tensions between individuals or groups, particularly if some feel they are being mistreated.

  4. Reverse Discrimination: If equity considerations become the sole focus of hiring or promotion decisions, it can result in reverse discrimination against individuals who are not members of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.

  5. Lack of Diversity: Prioritizing equity over merit can sometimes result in a lack of diversity, particularly if individuals selected based on equity considerations do not bring a range of perspectives or skills to the organization.

  6. Inefficiency: Prioritizing equity over merit can sometimes result in organizations hiring or promoting individuals who may not be the best fit for a particular position or project. This can result in inefficiency and wasted resources.

More specifically…

  1. Backlash: Equity initiatives can sometimes generate opposition from individuals or groups who perceive them as reverse discrimination or preferential treatment.

  2. Stigmatization: Some individuals who benefit from equity initiatives may feel stigmatized or singled out as being different from their peers.

  3. Resentment: Equity initiatives can sometimes create resentment among individuals who do not receive the same level of support or attention.

  4. Tokenism: Sometimes, equity initiatives can be seen as superficial or tokenistic, where the goal is to appear inclusive without addressing deeper systemic discrimination issues.

  5. Reduced standards: In some cases, equity initiatives may result in lower standards or expectations for specific individuals or groups, which can be detrimental to their long-term success.

  6. Unintended consequences: Equity initiatives can sometimes have unintended consequences, such as perpetuating stereotypes or reinforcing existing power imbalances.

  7. Resource allocation: Providing resources for equity initiatives can strain limited resources and may divert attention and funding away from other important initiatives.

  8. Perceived unfairness: Some individuals may perceive equity initiatives as unfair or unjust, especially if they believe their opportunities are limited or curtailed.

  9. Disruption: Equity initiatives can sometimes create disruptions or conflicts within organizations or communities, especially if they challenge existing power structures or norms.

  10. Overreliance on identity: Sometimes, equity initiatives can overemphasize identity-based characteristics such as race, gender, or ethnicity, which can limit the focus on other essential factors such as individual merit or qualifications.

Bottom line…

It should be no surprise that Biden issued this executive order during the middle of Black History month as he panders to a shrinking black voting bloc. No amount of revisionist history can disguise the fact that it is the Democrat Party that is the Party of racism, slavery, secession, segregation, and anti-civil rights laws.

Affirmative action, with all its racist consequences, is alive and well in local, state, and federal governments.

Regardless of the Orwellian Newspeak about “equity,” the truth is that racism in the name of anti-racism is still racism.

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


MISSING RUSH

Today marks the second anniversary of the passing of talk radio legend, the iconic Rush Limbaugh… 

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Rush’s wit and wisdom enlightened and entertained us for more than thirty years– and on the way, delayed the death of terrestrial A.M. radio.  Those who appear in his old time slots are informative and entertaining, but not on a consistent basis nor possess the analytical insight of Rush.

What I miss most is Rush’s irreverent humor that highlighted the absurdity and hypocrisy of liberals in a way that provoked outrageously over-the-top amusing responses by the opposition – only to provoke Rush anew.

Rush was a good man, something you do not find often in the media.  illing to listen to everybody no matter how tedious or hackneyed the message; creating yet another teachable moment. 

Even profound and life-altering deafness did not deter Rush from delivering on his promise to his audience. 

Rush may have been a constitutional conservative, but he was always an American first. 

I miss Rush.

-- 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


"THE CLINTON PRIVILEGE"

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It appears the nation's elected leadership, their appointees, and agency bureaucrats no longer fear the consequences of publicly lying to the Congress of the United States, compromised government agencies, and the American people.

It appears that they have grown comfortable with refusing to answer congressional oversight committees' questions or simply ignoring voluntary and compelled requests for document production and truthful in-person testimony.

Even the long-time practice of hiding behind classified documents, testimony, and national security claims has given way to the more popular "it's under investigation." As if the investigators are immune from congressional inquiry or internal probes by inspectors general.

The "Clinton privilege" of delay, distraction, obfuscation, dissembling, and overt lying seems to be the basis of today's pattern and practice of politics.

The goal of the exercise is to wait out the statute of limitations or involve so many individuals and organizations that it becomes impossible to prosecute "the system."

Unfortunately, politics have long corrupted our Department of Justice, and our nation's premier law enforcement agency has been infiltrated by political operatives willing to commit felonious acts to interfere with this nation's electoral politics.

Consider why the so-called deep state fears Donald Trump, the most investigated, harassed, prosecuted, and persecuted President in history. He is an outsider with no incriminating connections to the racketeering of our political class. Likewise, the persecution and prosecution of Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who knew of the excesses of the intelligence community and openly expressed a desire to reform the corrupted system.

A little background...

The term "Clinton privilege" refers to the perceived double standard and favorable treatment that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have received from the media and political establishment, particularly concerning their respective controversies and scandals. The idea behind the term is that the Clintons have a level of immunity or protected status due to their political power, influence, and connections, allowing them to escape consequences that would have befallen others in similar circumstances.

The roots of Clinton privilege can be traced back to the 1990s, when Bill Clinton faced allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity, including a lawsuit from former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones, which ultimately led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives. Despite the serious nature of the allegations against him, Clinton was able to weather the storm and maintain a high level of popularity and support from the Democratic Party and the media. This was primarily due to the perception that the Republicans were pursuing a partisan witch hunt against him and that the allegations were part of a broader right-wing conspiracy to undermine his presidency.

Clinton's survival of the impeachment proceedings reinforced the idea of Clinton's privilege, as it appeared that he was able to escape accountability for his actions through his political connections and influence. This idea was further reinforced by the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, in which she was widely considered to be the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Despite her husband's history of scandal and controversy, Hillary was still able to run a successful campaign, with many in the media and political establishment treating her as a victim of partisan attacks rather than a co-conspirator in her husband's misdeeds.

The 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton brought the concept of Clinton privilege to the forefront, as she faced a series of scandals and controversies, including her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State and allegations of corruption and unethical behavior related to the Clinton Foundation. Despite these scandals, Clinton secured the Democratic nomination and was widely considered the favorite to win the general election.

Enter Trump…

However, the election of Donald Trump, and the subsequent events of his presidency, brought Clinton's privilege into sharp relief. Trump was widely criticized by the media and political establishment for his behavior, including his controversial statements and actions, and was subject to numerous investigations and impeachments. In contrast, the Clintons were mainly able to avoid similar scrutiny and continued to be treated as respected members of the political and cultural elite.

This double standard has led many to conclude that there is a culture of Clinton privilege within the media and political establishment, in which the Clintons are given favorable treatment and protected from accountability for their actions. This has led to a growing sense of frustration and anger among many Americans, who feel that the system is rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected.

The concept of Clinton privilege has also been linked to broader issues of elitism and class privilege, as it is seen as a manifestation of the systemic inequalities that exist within American society. The perception that the Clintons can escape consequences for their actions due to their wealth, power, and influence reinforces the idea that the political and legal systems are rigged in favor of the wealthy and well-connected and that ordinary Americans are powerless to hold the powerful accountable.

Ironic because the subject of elitism and class privilege has always been used by the progressive communist democrats when pandering to minorities with their diversity, equity, and inclusion bullshit. With the shameless Democrats, it's not so much a matter of hypocrisy as it is hierarchy -- they know they belong on the top of any structure, secure in their power, wealth, and positions.

Bottom line...

It is important to note that the concept of Clinton privilege is not limited to the Clintons themselves. Similar privileges and double standards can be seen in how other progressive communist democrats and their cohort of RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are treated by government agencies, the judiciary, and the media.

There should be no doubt that the concept of Clinton privilege highlights the importance of holding political figures accountable for their actions, regardless of their political views or affiliations. It is also a reminder that the corporatized media has abandoned any semblance of journalistic ethics and has failed the Constitutionally granted privilege and all Americans.

The idea that the Republicans are likely to fulfill their responsibility to hold those in power accountable without being influenced by political bias or personal connections is doubtful.

The greatest threat facing America is political corruption and the desire of some progressive communist democrats to ensure their perpetual influence regardless of the majority party in Congress or the occupancy of the White House.

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


IN THE NAME OF EQUITY: THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO TURN YOUR TOWN INTO A DEMOCRAT HELL HOLE

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I do not remember anything in the U.S. Constitution that grants the federal government the authority to dictate housing policy to Americans.

Unfortunately, as we find in education and other areas of life, the federal government is not beyond coercion—extorting compliance with their unconstitutional activities by threatening to withhold the federal funding that feeds state and local politicians, unions, and special interests.

In this case, the malevolent progressive communist democrats, like those that govern the dangerous, drug-ridden inner cities, want to extend their influence to the suburbs, especially those minimally molested by government dictates and have a healthier and wealthier population. Worst of all, suburbanites do not act in lock-step to support the progressive communist democrat agenda.

Obama’s dream…

The War on the Suburbs began under President Barack Obama. Obama himself was an opponent of suburban sprawl and declared in February 2009 that the days of suburban sprawl were “over.” Obama’s rhetoric – urban-centric – can often be contrasted with that of the previous Democratic President, Bill Clinton, who self-consciously and ostentatiously sought ways to connect with suburban and rural voters. In comparison, Obama appointees at HUD and EPA tended to come from big cities in blue states.

The term they use is “smart growth.” This effectively means forcing more and more Americans to live in higher density areas. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Undersecretary Ron Sims, Transportation undersecretary for policy Roy Kienitz, and the EPA’s John Frece all favored this agenda. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was quite straightforward in his language: the administration sought to “coerce” Americans out of cars and onto light rail. The stimulus package passed by the president to the tune of $8 billion focused largely on light rail, which only benefits Americans living around a handful of larger cities.

Such policies have little chance of passing through legislation. However, there are administrative and bureaucratic means to foist these programs on American citizens. Bureaucratic czars can simply deny funding to cities and states that are not in compliance with the diktats of the president’s agenda.

Pursued by Obama’s acolytes that inhabit and run the Biden Administration…

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, requires HUD and recipients of federal funds from HUD to affirmatively further the policies and purposes of the Fair Housing Act, also known as “affirmatively further fair housing” or “AFFH.” The obligation to affirmatively further fair housing requires recipients of HUD funds to take meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, which are: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), Familial Status , and Disability.

Generally, in administering programs and activities relating to housing and community development, the federal government, HUD, and its recipients must: determine who lacks access to opportunity and address any inequity among protected class groups; promote integration and reduce segregation, and transform racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity.

AFFH NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

On February 9, 2023, HUD published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”. The proposed rule would faithfully implement the Fair Housing Act’s statutory mandate to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH), which directs HUD to ensure that the agency and its program participants proactively take meaningful actions to overcome patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, eliminate disparities in opportunities, and foster inclusive communities free from discrimination.

The plan…

In the name of “equity,” the Biden administration and state Democrats have declared war on the suburbs:

The Biden administration and Democrats in New York, Connecticut and other states are fighting local zoning laws in order to build high-rise apartment buildings with “affordable” units in tree-lined, single-family neighborhoods. All in the name of equity, meaning everyone can live in a tranquil suburb, whether they’ve earned the money to pay for it or not.

The Biden administration announced Jan. 19 that it will require all towns across the U.S. to submit “Equity Plans” showing how they will make it possible for low-income people to live there by providing affordable housing, transportation and other resources.

Towns that don’t meet the cookie-cutter requirement for economic diversity will lose federal funding.

Why does the left hate the suburbs? For starters, we tend to vote Republican. Worse still, we’re truly happy out here. The suburban way of life proves people live fuller lives if they are unbothered by central authority and control. We prove government causes way more problems than it solves, and nothing makes the left angrier than happy, contented people they cannot control.

I would add that nothing proves that everything the left believes in is a lie more than the suburbs do. It’s in the blue cities where all the violence, hate crimes, lousy schools, traffic jams, gun violence, and environmental issues like smog occur. It’s out in the mostly ungoverned suburbs where people of all races get along; where our water, air, and streets are safe and clean; where the schools are functional; where we all own guns, but there’s hardly any gun violence.

So what better way to destroy the suburbs than to turn the suburbs into just another lousy Democrat-run city?

Once Democrats strip the suburbs of what makes them special — zoning laws that protect property values and avoid density — that’s the end of the suburbs. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) knows exactly what she’s doing with a new law that will force “each town and village in the New York metro area to increase its housing stock to meet a uniform, state-imposed target and rezone for high-density housing – apartment buildings – within a half-mile of every MTA train stop.”

What happens, then?

The plague of failed cities spreads into these idyllic areas, and Democrats move in, those whose voting patterns ensure even more destruction, especially in the schools.

“Say goodbye to quaint downtowns lined with two-story buildings and older houses.” Yep. That’s the master plan. <Source>

The results…

The Great Exodus From Democrat Run Shithole Cities
Do the crazy democrat mayors and governors actually think people (even democrats) are going to stick around when you shut down their businesses and allow unfettered crime?

In record numbers. An estimated quarter million of New York residents are predicted to leave for good. 16,000 have already headed to Connecticut. Others are going to New England and Florida.

People need their freedom. They need to live their lives and have the opportunity to support their families and keep them safe.

Democrat run cities are dying and people are leaving. <Source>

America's worst nightmare, California values go nationwide...

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The progressive communist democrats want power, money, and obedience. 

It is time to keep the progressive communist democrats out of your healthcare, education, housing, employment, and pocket. They have proven themselves to be a malignant, metastasizing cancer of incompetence and corruption that threatens to consume everyone and everything it touches. With the exception of specific non-discrimination laws which ensure equality under the law, it’s time to stop the Democrats from destroying our suburban neighborhoods.

The progressive communist democrats are not governing by legislation which would demand a congressional vote for all to see, but using the administrative rulemaking apparatus to sneak laws by “We the People” like thieves dead in the night.

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


BILL GATES: AMERICA'S HOME-GROWN GEORGE SOROS?

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Enabled by billions of discretionary dollars, a cadre of willing acolytes, and a primarily uncritical media, there is no stopping Bill Gates from promoting his global vision.

Like many billionaires who achieved their fame through a combination of ability and lucky timing, it appears Bill Gates now believes that he has the knowledge and wisdom to affect, if not direct, the destiny of humankind. The problem, as it seems to me, is that Gates is a raging liberal – not with the manifest corruption and craziness of self-proclaimed climate guru Al Gore, but more with a strategic malevolence like that found in billionaire mastermind George Soros. Both profiting handsomely from investments linked to their alleged viewpoint.

Bill Gates is not the likable, trustworthy benefactor created by his self-promoting public relations team…

While I respect Bill Gates’ mental prowess, cleverness, and achievements, I have never regarded Bill Gates as a paragon of virtue, or for that matter, anything other than a businessman who had dipped his toe into corruption and darkness when it benefitted him and his growing enterprises. I looked at Gates’ Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen for technical brilliance and later Steve Ballmer for operational common sense. The truth is that Microsoft was not an innovator; almost all of its achievements came from technology purchases and sometimes outright theft and coercion.

But what bothers me the most is that Bill Gates, the spearhead who enabled the worldwide personal computer revolution by promoting a universal and relatively open operating system, is now trying to curtail free speech.

Bill Gates Pushes Disturbing Plan to Fight ‘Digital Misinformation’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is pushing a disturbing dystopian plan to fight so-called “digital misinformation” and “political polarization” online.

Speaking during a new podcast interview with German news media outlet Handelsblatt, Gates argues that artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to police the speech of humans on the Internet.

When asked about “political polarization” and “misinformation,” Gates gave the Jan. 6 as an example, which he referred to as an “attack” against the Capitol.

He continued by declaring that he’s still “in a state of shock” over people questioning the 2020 election results.

“I’m certainly concerned about political polarization, and I know the U.S. situation best of all,” Gates said. “I wouldn’t have expected people to attack the Capitol or deny the validity of election results. “I’m in a state of shock about that.

“We can’t blame AI for that,” he continued. “That happened.

It may have been magnified by digital channels that allow various conspiracy theories like QAnon or whatever to be blasted out by people who wanted to believe those things.

[OCS: There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the most significant source of disinformation is the United States government under the progressive communist democrats, where individuals like presidents Obama and Biden and bottom-dwellers like Hillary Clinton define the depths of misinformation. There is more and more evidence that so-called “conspiracy theories” are demonstrably true and that the progressive communist democrats have weaponized the government against the people they swore an oath to represent.]

He continued by describing “political polarization” as another social problem that could be partially remedied via the use of AI to reduce “confirmation bias.”

[OCS: The basis of all search engines is “confirmation bias,” the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their existing beliefs or hypotheses. Hence, search engine algorithms are tuned to favor results most closely aligned with your interests, be they products, pornography, or opinions. The goal is to maximize acceptance, not produce off-putting results questioning your beliefs.]

Gates touted the use of applications of generative AI like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which he says could improve office efficiency, drafting invoices, and letters

“This will change our world,” he declared.

Soon, “you’ll have announcements from Microsoft and Google, where they’re competing to lead in this space,” Gates added.

Microsoft announced last week that its Bing search engine will be powered in part by ChatGPT AI technology.

During a recent study, the AI chatbot was labeled “woke” after its biases were exposed. <Source>

The danger point…

There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Gates is a progressive democrat whose worldview is antithetical to American core values of free speech and vigorous debate on the battlefield of ideas.

The idea that Bill Gates, or for that matter, any other oligarch, can play a role in defining truth and the arbiter of what is presented to the public is outright dangerous. Even worse, Microsoft is now modifying their flagship Edge Brower and Bing Search engine to use a version of artificial intelligence where “they” select the input training used to “inform” the AI model.

An example…

There is no doubt that the subject of vaccines is shrouded in mystery and misinformation, much of the misinformation coming from the government and vaccine manufacturers who are now being forced to reckon with questions about the vaccine’s efficacy, longevity, and horrendous side effects, with powerful forces acting to shield themselves from embarrassment and liability. Allowing any person, organization, or political party to control or replace news with a narrative is unethical, unconscionable, and immoral.

It appears that Gates has a somewhat Malthusian viewpoint, believing an exponentially growing population represents a clear and present danger to the earth’s resources. He is an outspoken proponent of population control, which he believes is a root cause of poverty and civil unrest. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the world’s most prominent proponents of birth control and vaccinations, including those used for measles, hepatitis B, rotavirus, and AIDS, among others.

Even with his IQ and ability as a quick study, hobnobbing with political, corporate, and science establishment elites with obvious self-interests does not qualify him to arbitrate the truth. That can only come from a free and open discussion between parties with differing viewpoints where the truth is teased from the battlefield of ideas – not a negotiated consensus of cherry-picked credentialed academics and other experts.

Another example can be found in global climate change, which Gates believes is an existential threat to humanity and calls for government measures to force reductions and the eventual elimination of fossil fuel consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions. According to Gates, “It’s not optional to have a solution for climate.” Anyone with common sense can refute the fashionable science of the day with a few questions and scientific facts. Yet, climate change is producing more extensive and more authoritarian governments and billions of dollars for those pushing an unprovable proposition that will not be measurable for thousands of years. Global climate change is the perfect scam.

The fundamental danger of chatbots arises from the old computer adage: garbage in, garbage out.

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Who will determine how a chatbot controlled by tech oligarchs and influenced by the government is telling you the truth? Has anybody developed a “truth tester” for a multiple-path chatbot?

Bottom line…

I do not trust Bill Gates. I do not trust AI-powered chatbots. And I certainly don’t trust our present regime.

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


BRING BACK THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND

I am embarrassed that the United States Military is run by incompetents chosen for their intersectionality and public relations value to the regime – selected by their color, nationality, sex, or who they decide to screw, over military competence.

The idea that America’s Northern ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone) was penetrated by a giant Chinese balloon whose size should have ensured a skin-paint radar return or whose electronic emanations should have been alarming to what we are told is the most sophisticated military in the world, is extremely troubling.

It is time for cashiering incompetents like Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the traitorous Mark Milley, the 20th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who thought it appropriate to tell our nuclear-capable enemies that he would provide advance warning of an American kinetic military action.

I recommend returning the Strategic Air Command, whose motto was “Peace is our Profession.”

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Strategic Air Command was both a United States Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force Major Command responsible for command and control of the strategic bomber and intercontinental ballistic missile components of the United States military's strategic nuclear forces from 1946 to 1992.

For those who do not remember SAC, it was an elite force where failure was not an option, and excuses were not tolerated. Expressed jokingly as, “To Err is Human, To Forgive is Devine, Neither of which is Strategic Air Command Operational Policy." The commander of a group that failed the ORI (Operational Readiness Inspection) was relieved of command and sent elsewhere, as were individuals who failed to meet SAC performance requirements.

Their unofficial dictum “To Err is Human, To Forgive is Devine, Neither of which is Strategic Air Command Corps Policy,” was later attributed to the Marine Corps.

 

One command, one mission – protect the United States

Bottom line…

Enough with this “woke” nonsense and social engineering. Enough with spending billions of dollars avoiding civilian casualties in a war zone with expensive precision-guided munitions. That our enemy chooses to bring their family into the battle space or hide behind civilians is on them, not us.

I still want to know where President Obama was during the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Who actually gave orders for rescue forces to stand down? Likewise, who is acting in stead for a cognitively-impaired president who has been on the wrong side of history his whole career when it comes to foreign affairs?

Like him or not, former President Trump was and is a far superior Commander-in-Chief than Carter, Clinton, Obama, and Biden – all of whom are incompetent or willing to sell out America to her enemies.

Personally, I think we were tracking the damn thing and Biden refused to shoot it down lest he anger the Chi-coms and screw up Blinken's China photo-op.

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


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE PERFECT COMMUNIST OFFENSIVE WEAPON

AI-ATTACK

For years, I have bemoaned the fact that progressive communist democrats have infiltrated the educational establishment from pre-K through college with the specific goal to indoctrinate, not specifically to educate. The result is that we have turned out a generation of functional illiterates who lack critical thinking skills, a knowledge of history, and core survival skills in an increasingly troubled world. Individuals who are more inclined to accept groupthink and collectivism than individualism and opportunism. These are the individuals taught to rely on electronic devices to research, write, or should I say copy and paste, or do math – many of these devices requiring batteries.

Each decade we lose more and more personal resilience and accept big government dictates, entitlements, and handouts.

The upcoming educational and employment apocalypse.

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is being sold to the public as a tool that can augment and enhance human abilities as it assists us to doing research, making decisions, solving problems, and communicating more efficiently.

However, there is a valid concern that relying too heavily on AI could reduce personal resiliency and problem-solving skills – leaving us more vulnerable when AI is not available, subverted by regimes and hackers, or is not functioning correctly.. In the extreme, we see our own abilities diminish, becoming less proficient in performing crucial everyday tasks. Witness children who no longer can read or write cursively, require calculators to make change or do the simplest arithmetic such as adding up a column of numbers.

And our enemies are all about increasing America’s vulnerabilities to diminish and eventually destroy our beloved America, the land of freedom and opportunity.

The dangers of AI in education…

  1. Job loss: The use of AI in education may lead to job loss for teachers, as well as other educational professionals, as tasks are automated.

  2. Bias: AI systems are only as unbiased as the data they are trained on, and there is a risk of perpetuating existing biases in education and society.

  3. Lack of critical thinking: Over-reliance on AI for problem-solving and decision-making could lead to a reduction in critical thinking skills among students.

  4. Widening the education gap: If AI-powered education resources are not widely available or accessible to all students, it could widen existing disparities in education outcomes.

  5. Diminished human interaction: AI-powered education could lead to a reduction in face-to-face interaction between teachers and students, which is important for building relationships, developing social skills, and fostering creativity.

The dangers of AI in employment…

  1. Job loss: AI has the potential to automate many jobs that were previously performed by humans, leading to job loss and unemployment.

  2. Wages: AI may also lead to wage stagnation or a decrease in wages for workers, as companies seek to take advantage of the lower labor costs associated with automation.

  3. Skill obsolescence: With AI automation taking over certain tasks, workers may need to retrain or acquire new skills to remain competitive in the job market.

  4. Bias: AI algorithms may perpetuate existing biases and discrimination, leading to unequal treatment of certain groups in the workplace.

  5. Decreased human interaction: The increased use of AI in the workplace could lead to a reduction in face-to-face interaction and collaboration among workers, potentially reducing creativity, innovation, and teamwork.

Beyond education and employment, the use of AI as an offensive weapon…

The use of AI for harmful purposes, such as the development of autonomous weapons or cyberattacks, could have serious consequences for global security and stability. It could also lead to the loss of human life and the violation of human rights.

  1. Loss of human life: The use of AI as a weapon could result in the loss of human life and the injury of innocent civilians.

  2. Violation of human rights: The deployment of AI in military or security contexts could lead to the violation of human rights and the targeting of non-combatants.

  3. Unpredictable outcomes: AI systems may behave in unexpected ways, potentially leading to unintended consequences and harm.

  4. Lack of accountability: It may be difficult to determine who is responsible for harm caused by autonomous weapons, leading to a lack of accountability for their actions.

  5. Escalation of conflict: The use of AI as a weapon could lead to an escalation of conflict and violence, potentially resulting in wider-scale violence and harm.

  6. Destabilization of global security: The development and deployment of AI weapons could destabilize global security and increase the risk of conflict between nations.

  7. Undermining of international law: The use of AI as a weapon may undermine international law and the norms and principles that regulate the conduct of war.

  8. Negative impact on non-combatants: The deployment of AI weapons could have a disproportionate and negative impact on non-combatants, such as civilians and aid workers.

  9. Ethical concerns: The development and deployment of AI as a weapon raises serious ethical concerns, including questions about the responsible and humane use of technology in war.

  10. Threat to global peace and stability: The use of AI as a weapon could pose a threat to global peace and stability, and could have lasting negative effects on communities and nations for generations to come.

Bottom line…

For those who believe that the development and use of AI should be guided by ethical principles, so as to ensure that it benefits society as a whole and does not have negative consequences for individuals or groups, you are dreaming. We live in a competitive environment where even communists compete against other communists for power, prestige, and profits.

To believe that AI is neutral or benign is to ignore human nature. There will always be a regime dedicated to gaining and maintaining power. There will always be gatekeepers seeking to control access to generate toll income. And there will always be opposing forces seeking to render the system vulnerable, tear the system down, and implement their own system.

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


THE LOOK OF SUBTLE MEDIA PROPAGANDA

I just watched a documentary recounting the recollections of the survivors of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon, an ultra-deep-water, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible offshore drilling rig that suffered a catastrophic blowout that caused an explosion that killed 11 crew members and led to the worst marine environmental disaster in the history of petroleum production.

Thirteen years earlier, I sat transfixed by the real-time underwater operations and technical explainers as highly-skilled petroleum engineers attempted to shut in and cap the well which had been gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana. An estimated 5 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf region for the 87 days before the well was brought under control.

The stories of the heroic crew members battling an unwinnable war that saw the rig sink was heart-wrenching as you saw ordinary men and women do extraordinary things in the face of an almost certain death.

But what pissed me off was a post-story explainer that turned political.

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This unnecessary political message was inserted into the documentary, produced by 1895 Films, written and directed by Tom Jennings, and aired by National Geographic on Feb 17, 2019.

The facts…

Yes, the Trump Administration did roll back Obama-era offshore drilling safety measures following the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. What is missing is the context, as progressive communist democrats are wont to say. It is no secret that the Trump administration had prioritized reducing the regulatory burden on oil and gas companies to drive U.S. energy production and exports.

The Obama administration’s 2016 well-control and blowout preventer rule treated all offshore drilling rigs in the same manner regardless of rig type, location, water depth, engineering, and drilling environment, requiring frequent testing, real-time monitoring of operations, and certification by third parties of emergency devices.

The Trump Administration relaxed the 14-day testing cycle so that rig operators could, on the approval of the appropriate regulatory agency, use a 21-day testing cycle that was said to avoid more frequent testing that might risk equipment failure under extreme conditions as the systems were cycled. As for real-time monitoring, most deep-water rigs have a telemetry system that monitors rig activities from shore – to avoid placing additional people on the rig under hazardous conditions.

It is a fact that deep-water oil exploration, production, and shipping are carried out under rigorous supervision by highly trained personnel. Nobody, especially the crew, will knowingly tolerate unsafe conditions that risk life and limb.

Unfortunately, the conditions at the underwater wellhead make on-site inspections difficult except by remote-operated vehicles and, when necessary, specialized compression divers who remain under extreme pressure and breathe a helium-oxygen mixture for days on end. The Deepwater Horizon tragedy cost BP more than $69 billion in cleanup expenses, fines, fees, and legal settlements, not to mention other large sums from affiliated parties. No company is willing to risk their financial future by tolerating slipshod operations.

Bottom line…

We are screwed when content producers insert misleading political messaging into their products and platforms. Isn’t that what the progressive communist democrats are accusing conservatives of doing – and demanding a right to censor information using their own interpretations of the truth?

-- Steve

Sorry folks, I love technology…

Resources for those wishing to review the BSEE Well Control Rule 2019, read the  Blowout Preventer Maintenance and Inspection in Deepwater Operations documents, or poke around the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement site.


“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


CHINA'S MOST POTENT NON-NUCLEAR WEAPON

More powerful than balloons, green lasers, and less destructive than a pandemic or a crippling EMP attack... 

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That's right, folks, the Communist Chinese buy our elected officials, government bureaucrats, corporate officials, education administrators, and our farmland and other critical infrastructure companies. Even worse, our Federal Reserve System allows the Commies to manipulate their currency to lower the costs of their acquisitions. 

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