Not tired of winning

Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Issued on:

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed memorandum from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP

Note that the document is on the White House web page, so it is authentic.  Note as well that was issued the same day as he signed the Mega-Porkulus.  Trump set them up and let them walk right into their own trap.  Game.  Rubber.  Match.

So what does this mean?  From Rico at Theo Spark:

Trump has just told Congress that HE has the authority to NOT spend any funds he doesn’t deem necessary and will return those funds to the Treasury. [think: Planned Parenthood, and all the other happy horse shit the Dem’s and RINO’s larded the Bill with].
– He can simply not allocate funds he does not want to spend.
– He can now build a Southern border WALL as a matter of ‘national security/defense’ if he wants to, and can move all the money he needs to do exactly that.
Nor have patriots been sitting still.

Here are the relevant websites.

Ultimate Success America –www.ultimatesuccessamerica.com

Birghtart www.brighart.com

Well, what ARE you waiting for?

And this just in:

When it comes to electing judges I never know who to vote for.  Who are these people anyway?  I’ll bet 99% of you don’t know either.  So here’s your chance to find out.

Judicial Forum Invite 2018 Save the Date

That link will bring you a pdf flyer with all the info you need to remedy your ignorance.  No time to do it up all pretty for you, maybe later.  Don’t be dumb, be informed!

People, lets face it, we are going to kick the Donk’s heinies into orbit, and it will be so much FUN!

Winning is FUN!  (Cue to maniacal laughter.)

Psalm 146 or make the rubble bounce?

You know it is going to be a bad day when these two smile.

Last week when President Trump signed the 1.3 trillion Mega-Porkulus Continuing Appropriation bill which (oh, those clever Donks!) specifically forbade the President from spending more than pocket change to repair about 10 feet of border wall I was dismayed.  Nay, I lie.  I was devastated.  Betrayal from the Congressional GOP is SOP, I thought, but TRUMP!?  Surely not TRUMP?  But there it was in black and white, he did indeed sign the Abomination of Despoliation, told us he was unhappy that he had done so and that he wouldn’t do it again.  Not even a little dab of K-Y, Donny, really?

If it weren’t for my trusty whiskey bottle I would have wept.  That and my even trustier Bible, and Psalm 146, especially verse 3:

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord.[a]

Praise the Lord, my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

I saw the Trump presidency in ruins and hope for America swept away in a Blue Tide come November.  Impeachment proceedings, of course, and if the Senate were to flip, conviction and removal as well.  Then maybe the same for Pence, putting that short circuiting, animatronic zombie, Nancy “What Am I Doing Here?” Pelosi in the Oval Office.  I saw Neo-Maoist Red Guards in blue imposing PC lunacy everywhere, destroying Capitalism, Free Markets, Male Privilege, Whiteness and other enemies of the people who, unexpectedly, turn out to be We the People, coffled and shuffling off to the camps and oblivion.  Nothing but gloom and doom washed down with wormwood and gall.

Grand Master

Hang on just a minute here, I thought the next day.  Trump ain’t dumb.  He knows all this better than I do.  So why’d do it?  Can he really play that good a game of three dimensional chess underwater while fighting off the Uniparty with one hand and the Deep State with the other all the while flummoxing Big Bad Vlad?  Could he really have four aces up his sleeves and a Peacemaker in his waistband?  Is that even possible?  Could it be?

Well, maybe.  I hear rumblings.

I cannot verify any of this. I am merely passing it along from one of my sources.

The President signed the bill because the military needed to be funded. They’re going to have some big jobs this year: war with Iran, rounding up most of the Obama administration to stand trial in front of military tribunals, and keeping domestic order when the roundup happens. The midterms are going to be utterly irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. That means the roundup will happen before then and the DNC will be struggling with things other than running for office.

My understanding is that the war with Iran will not be direct, but will be more of a massive support operation for the Gulf Cooperation Council. Which means that it is essentially the Israeli-Sunni alliance against the Shi’ites.

H/T Vox Day

Gerard Van derLeun lays it all out over at American Digest.  You have to see it to believe it.  I don’t know how much, if any of it is true, but I WANT to believe it.  Rods from God, I knew it was possible, but we actually got ’em?  Fantastic!  I also knew that we tore the Russkies and their Syrian allies a bloody new one a little over a month ago (strong language alert, read it on your fainting couch, but read it).

From John Ringo’s FB page (Note: MBT = Main Battle Tank):

Soooo…

Further reporting, such as it is, on the Dair Ezzor Turkey Shoot.

1. Sov… err… Russians built a bridge over the Euphrates which was the designated ‘deconfliction line’. Why? Reasons. ‘Commite of Nations’ or something.

2. ‘Hybrid’ force of mixed Russian contractors including multiple non-ethnic Russians (Serbs, Kossack, other non Slavics) as well as local Syrian Army ‘commandos’ attacked across temporary bridge. The ‘Russian’ side were ‘Blackwater’ equivalent mercenaries from a company generally called ‘Wagner’ which is the nom de plume of the boss. (Like if you called Blackwater ‘Prince’.)

3. Unit was partially mechanized, battalion strength. (One thing everyone agrees upon is ‘about 600-700 personnel.’) Had some towed artillery as well as ‘t-55 and T-72 MBT as well as armored personnel carriers.’ (Type unknown.) Full on ‘we’re taking that position and you’re not stopping us’ full court press.

4. Unit crossed bridge, arty deployed.

5. Arty opened fire while most of unit was still in approach column formation. (Normal) One portion moved to flanking positions.

5A. Minute the arty opened fire SHIT GOT REAL REAL QUICK.

6. Reapers took out artillery and most of armor with Hellfire. From the few videos, pretty much before they knew what hit them. There had to be quite a few Reaper drones up or they were feeding guidance to Hellfire from Apaches (see below.)

7. F-15E Eagles came in for clean-up and to check for anti-air defenses.

8. Warthogs showed up just to go BRRRRRRT!

9. AC-130 Spectre started f*cking up their day for the hell of it.

10. To add insult to injury, B-52s which, you know, just HAPPENED to be in the area, just minding our own business, just passing by from Diego Garcia which is a few thousand miles away, on our way to… somewhere… nothing to see here… decided to prove they could drop their entire load as precision guided weapons and just more or less DID A JDAM ARCLIGHT ON THEIR ASS. At that point, more or less because CENTCOM said ‘Why not? ARCLIGHT is always pretty to watch…’

11. The whole thing being so over it was ridiculous, AH-64 Apaches basically did ‘hostile Bomb Damage Assessment’ and complained there were no targets left.

12. Oh, and then the Kurds, to just really F*CK with these guys, released water from a dam upstream and broke their bridge. So they had to ford back with their wounded.

13. Nobody knows how many dead and wounded. Russians are saying ‘only 8 Russian citizens’ but that doesn’t quite cover the whole of who may have been involved. One repeated number is 200 dead (remember, mixed Syrians, Russians and other ethnics) as well as pretty much the rest of the force wounded. (Not to mention pretty thoroughly demoralized.) One Kurd wounded. Probably fell off a stool laughing to tell truth.

14. Military hospitals in Russia are reliably reported ‘overflowing.’

This was much less a ‘battle’ than a message. Towards the end we had to just be pounding ground to make sure they got it.

Messages, really.

A. Don’t f*cking cross that river.
B. Hey, North Korea! LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!
C. Hey, Putin, about Donbas… This is what we can do to your ‘freedom fighters’ (AKA: mercenaries) at any time.
D. To everyone in general: You need to remember who’s boss.

Mattis is playing dumb. ‘What Russians? There were Russians? Really? I’m seeing that in the media but I got no briefing on there being Russians in that column. Our bad. Sorry about that.’

Then there’s the fact that the strike was NOT approved by the President.

Because he gave CENTOM the approval on things like that.

And CENTCOM handled it like a BOSS.

Oh, and when the forces crossed the river the Russians were informed and informed that we intended to take ‘self-defense’ actions.

So they can’t even say they weren’t warned.

I’m not sure we warned them we’d be using BUFF.

This is more the sort of thing I’d expect in late summer.

‘Shit! We haven’t expended our budget! Are there any Russians we can f*ck up very badly with all these unexpended munitions?’

Last thought: It had to be shitty being on the receiving end of that.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.  And yes, it was a very bad night for Pootie Poot’s troopy troops.

And we know that McMaster is gone and Bolton’s back.  And we know McCabe was fired over at the FBI.  Seems as if Jeff Sessions has been working hard to get a whole bunch of ducks lined up for hunting season.  Word is that he is being thorough and meticulous, which should be making the Commies in the Party of American Destruction sleep poorly.

Click the pic to enbiggen

So maybe, just mebbe, things will be looking up shortly.  And just because I could use a laugh, Obama wants to make a million of himself.  We don’t have to worry, he’d have to start liking girls first.

Make the rubble bounce.

Republican Women’s Federated to meet

Click the image for a .pdf of the flyer

The La Canada Valley Republican Women’s Federated is having their monthly meeting on April 12, 2018 at the Oakmont Country Club.  This month’s featured speaker is Evan Sayat.

Date: Thursday April 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM Social, 11:30 kickoff

Location: Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr. in Glendale.

Cost: $30

RSVP by April 9, 2018 to either Ellen 818-248-0924 or Joan 818-790-0014  Please note that you must RSVP by that date if you expect to eat.

You don’t want to face our current political mess either hungry or sober.  Please note that this is NOT a BYOB event, which, for the excessively literal minded, is said in jest.  The LCVRWF will provide neither booze nor hankies.

 

 

Smorgasbord

Much to talk about today, and no time.

Just begging for a punch in the kisser.

The continuing resolution to fund the government until October, remember Porkulus? Welcome to Super Porkulus.  1. The Republicans control House, Senate and Presidency and they still won’t – not can’t, won’t – do what they were elected to do, restore a measure of Constitutional sanity to government.  Democrats boast that they got 80% of what they wanted.  WHAT!?!?!?!  When did Republicans ever get even 30% of what they wanted when the Donks were in control?  It was better when the GOP was in opposition and pretended to fight.  There’s a mighty rump kickin’ coming.

The Destruction Party is having fits about a citizenship question on census forms.  Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green ‘splain it to you.

School shootings and random bombings, are they connected?  Hell yes.  The war on men that starts when they are boys.  If you psychologically and spiritually castrate boys by attempting to turn them into nice little girls they are going to be angry.  It is not necessary that they understand what is being done to them.  Tear down their healthy role models and replace them with “Strong Women”, emasculate them chemically, undermine their status, denigrate their role in society, rob them of their natural purpose and their hope for the future, strip them of any religious constraints, demand that they not react to the violence done them and then be all shocked when their justified rage explodes.  Doesn’t sound like a winner to me.

The Parkland Kids Travelling Gun Control Agitprop and Bad Medicine Show continues to be well funded and be promoted by all the right, that is, Left, propaganda outlets.  All this publicity actually has two purposes, one overt: convince Americans to disarm or be disarmed;  the other covert: keep the idea of mass shootings before the eyes of enraged boys and guide their fantasies along pre-determined paths.  Humans are mimetic, we mimic one another, this is what runs the fashion industry.  By continually repeating this the media provides a model, gives a permission and is hoping to establish a fashion trend.  The amazing thing is that it has not produced more results than it has.

Outta time, gotta run.  Chat again soon.

A house divided

In light of recent events, meaning the last few years, more on which below, I have to ask, what is the end game?  What do they think they are doing?  We note that the premiere tactic of the Left is divide and conquer; break everybody up into groups by any kind of affiliation then pit them against each other in a struggle for government controlled, taxpayer funded resources.

The Ongoing Muslim Invasion of Europe and the Limits of Human Compassion

It goes beyond a simple “Let’s you and him fight” strategy in which “you” and “him” are already members of society.  Because politicians in the West are brining in vast numbers of people whose culture is at radical variance with the dominant culture.  We have seen a great deal of that in Europe in recent years as the predominantly Leftist EU forcibly imports millions of Muslims in to de-Christianized European societies.  We have seen it here as the Democrats force America to take in millions of foreigners.  Most of those are from ‘mostly’ benign Latin American countries, but certainly the Obama (Spit!) Administration imported hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

I have previously stated that one of the goals of the Democratic Party in promoting the invasion of America is to create a permanent Democratic majority a purely American polity would not sustain.  But given the similarity of the policies of the American and the European Socialists, it seems likely that there is more to it.  The European Socialists already dominate their societies politically, they have no need to import foreign voters to sustain their majorities, so why force Europe to swallow millions of Muslims which, predictably, have proven so toxic, and politically destabilizing?  What is the end game, for Europe, and for us?

A first principle guiding Marxism in general is that it is about seizing power, consolidating power and exercising power – without limit in perpetuity, Orwell’s “boot in a human face forever”.  In contrast, American civilization has advanced the central tenet of Western Civilization that the individual is sovereign, and that the purpose of society is to maximize the freedom of individuals to exercise their power with minimal constraints by the State.  Americanism maximizes human freedom, and by extension, human power, Marxism strips the individual of freedom and therefore of power, arrogating it to the State.

What we have in America and the West is large numbers of people, although still a minority, complicit in the destruction of all that our ancestors have built over centuries, for we do indeed stand on the shoulders of giants.  It is clear that over time, and given viable options otherwise, these people have consistently chosen policies that destroy their societies in every  possible way.  It is amazing that they demand that the citizens who are the putative “beneficiaries”  of these policies acquiesce to them on clearly specious moral grounds.  What is even more amazing is that so many do acquiesce, and even abet their own destruction.

This insanity is well advanced in Europe, even further than it is here.  But make no mistake about it, what is happening in Europe is a harbinger of the storm that is intended to fall upon us.  In 2016 enough people had already heard the approaching tempest to, just barely, vote to begin to turn away with the election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate.  As usual, too many Republicans have sided with the Destruction Party, once again betraying the people who voted them into office to say nothing of their oath to uphold the Constitution to say nothing of the Republic itself.

TRIGGER WARNING!  The following video speaks of the actual, ongoing, moral degradation and spiritual annihilation of the English people at the hands of their own political elites.  You can blame the Muslims for what they are doing, but responsibility for its continuation falls squarely on the shoulders of the politicians at every level of their government.  It is hard to listen to, it is impossible not to be sickened. I present it here because this is what we are being led into, unless we put a stop to it.  These are your children and grandchildren.

Liberty’s cost

Somebody on Facebook the other day was telling me that nobody needs an AR-15 or an AK-47 to fight criminals.  I say that that proposition is false because the truth of it depends on a falsehood.  It assumes that in the absence of the individual right to self defense the citizen will either be defended by a superior outside force, government in this case, or that the level of criminality will always require less force than a semi automatic rifle provides to defend against it.

If there was any doubt before Parkland, and for anybody even semi-conscious there should not have been, there is no doubt now that government will not defend We the People.  It is now clear that well beyond Broward’s Cowards, armed sheriff deputies who not only did not even attempt to confront the killer but actively prevented emergency medical teams from entering the building to save lives for 45 minutes, the entire edifice of government from local school officials to the regional FBI offices to the Department of Education in DC and to Congress itself, failed catastrophically.  Whatever else they were about it was not the protection of those kids and their teachers.  Government is not about and has no perceived, legal or actual responsibility to protect you, me or any of the “Little People.”  The only things they will protect is their own positions, perks and reputations.

Nor is it clear that semi automatic weapons are overkill for defense against crime.  Tell that to the Korean shop owners during the Rodney King riots.  The odd home invader can be handled with a 9mm pistol, but as Los Angeles witnessed during the 1992 riots, burglaries are not the only kind of crime that householders and business owners are likely to face.  Circumstances change, therefore the means of confronting those changes needs to change.  Best not to wait until the criminals are my government coming to take my rights, my liberty and my life to realize that you need a semi automatic rifle. The odd home invader I can handle with a pistol or revolver, but those other assholes need stronger medicine.

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The image links to a really great article by Taxi Hack, recommended for your attention.

But fundamentally, in a free society a citizen doesn’t have to show need to exercise a right. This whole propaganda push to disarm citizens only serves to demonstrate that the time when the government at whatever level is the primary threat to my rights, liberty and life is fast approaching if it is not already here. The question is fast becoming, “Shall the American citizen allow his cherished Republic to end with a bang or a whimper?”  This is a false choice, of course, because it does not admit of other solutions.  But to answer: worst case, whimper; bad case, bang, best case, stop the devolution into a police state before it gets to that point.

Following the Parkland shooting the Socialists kicked off a really slick and well prepared, astroturfed agitprop operation aimed, as it always is, against the private citizen’s right to possess the means of effective self defense against the government; you will note that no real mention is made of handguns, that will come later.  You doubt me?

Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) discussed the bill Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Friday to raise the purchase of long firearms from the age of 18 to 21, calling it “merely the beginning” of the response to last month’s Parkland, FL, shooting.

Interestingly, the focus of the Left’s attack this time shifted more heavily to the NRA.  Do you remember the nationally televised neo-Stalinist show trial set up by CNN? (Incidently, kudos to Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch for having the stones to take them on.)  Still, weeks later, the anti-NRA drumbeat goes on.  The reason is because the NRA rather generously supports politicians that share a regard, not to say reverence, for the 2nd Amendment.  What they are trying to do is delegitimize the NRA so that accepting campaign contributions from them will be political poison.

Will Americans have the moral courage to stop that with a political consensus or must we end with the awful, and false, choice, bang or whimper? Clearly those orchestrating the decline and fall of Western civilization want us to choose whimper. I’ve read history, I know where this goes. My first choice is a political solution; if and when that fails, I choose bang.

 

When the light comes on

You MUST watch this interview [with Donald Dix at the California Republican Conference]… GREAT story live from the CRA convention. Bear through the first minute as I figure out how to flip the view. Thoughts?

You MUST watch this… GREAT story live from the CRA convention. Bear through the first minute as I figure out how to flip the view. Thoughts?

Posted by Donald A. Dix on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oh, yes, I have thoughts!

There is NO doubt that when people get serious about life the ONLY way to turn is Republican.  The Democratic Party has been entirely co-opted by evil, power mad fanatics from the Dark Temple of Marxism.  Ultimately their game is seizing power, holding power and exercising power, planting their boot in our faces forever.  If people like Facepalm Feinstein are any indication, they aren’t going to relinquish that power until We the People pry it from their cold, dead hands; she will be 85 in June and is running for another term as Senator.  Be sure to send her a bottle of Geritol and an expended .223 casing, well, OK, maybe other calibers would be good too.

Mr. Dix is associated with Unite Inland Empire, and is a regular on Unite IE Radio #AM590TheAnswer wwwAM590TheAnswer.com

“The radio show for the most important political office, that of the private citizen.”

Click on the image to check it out.

#UniteIE is a coalition of more than 20 patriotic groups in the Inland Empire of California turning isolated pockets of resistance into a united front for freedom and keeping our Republic.  www.UniteIE.com

 

 

Test of a new video system – do not attempt to adjust your set

Just testing out a new video channel for the RCOTF.  So here’s Blonde in the Belly of the Beast as our test subject, one of the right wing video stars on the inter tubes.  The reason for this is that the biggest video channel, YouTube, is run by Google and have been systematically shutting down anybody who’s a teensy wee bit on the right.

Hah!   Clumsy to set up but it seems to work.
Sorry, Joanie, no dancing boys.  I tried, and this is what showed up:

More experiments later.

Chipping away at liberty

Thanks to Instapundit who linked to Ace of Spades who summarized a series of tweets by David Hines.  Ace can be pretty profane, though not in the link immediately above, so let the clicker beware.

We have all once again witnessed the Left’s full court press for gun control in the wake of the Parkdale shooting.  We all know that this is a standard feature after every such tragedy, and we know that the Left’s response is instant, total and overwhelming.  These ghouls leverage these kids’ deaths to advance their gun control agenda in the same way every time; every time the push to ban AR-15 style semi automatic firearms fails.  But still the push the same thing.  Why?

Because it works.  David Hines , who writes over at The Federalist, explains the method.  From Ace of Spades HQ:

So, let me explain what’s going on with this and the NRA benefits thing: none of this came together on the fly; this is a carefully researched strategy that’s being executed now because the moment is favorable.

The way spectrum of allies analysis works is: you categorize people and groups by where they stand in relation to you and your target on whatever issue you’re working on.

Active opponents are against you, and fighting you.
Passive opponents are against you, but they’re not fighting you.
Neutrals are neither against or for you.
Passive allies are with you, but they’re not fighting for you.
Active allies are with you and are fighting for you.

The point of spectrum of allies analysis is figuring out who you can move one notch. Who can you move toward you? Who can you move away from your enemy? And how do you make sure you don’t push people away from you?

Active allies: engage them.
Passive allies: make them active.
Neutrals: inform or educate them to make them passive allies.
Passive opponents: make them move to neutral by worrying their position may cost them — BUT CAREFULLY, so they don’t become active opponents.

Active opponents: make it clear that anything they do against you will cost them, so they retreat to being passive opponents. Failing that, isolate them.

You are now thinking, “Holy crap, yeah, I’ve seen this technique used everywhere.”

So under this system, companies giving the NRA discounts are passive opponents to gun control activists. Get them to drop this discount. Make them neutral. And it’s not like NRA members really *use* discounts much, so the companies will see no strong material argument against.

But if this works: look, now you’ve got precedent.

(Turns out it cost Delta a $40 million tax break. But most companies with NRA discounts are not vulnerable like that, in large part bc *the NRA does not have comparable research to know what their weaknesses to pressure are.*)

Activists have been researching firearms companies, finding ones vulnerable to pressure or whose parent companies are. That’s where the REI thing comes in. This has not been done in a few weeks. It is careful preparation and it takes months. Groundwork was done months ago.

That’s how this stuff is done: preparation, preparation, PREPARATION, then carefully staged release, usually on a calendar, but in this case probably at the most favorable moment that presented itself.

What you’re seeing is activist pressure to turn NRA’s passive allies neutral.

The Lyft thing? Free rides to the march? Lyft didn’t just decide to do that. They were asked, and asked carefully, and the people asking knew the people they asked were passive allies needing a push.

It pays to be familiar with activists’ analytical tools (this isn’t the only one, of course). Turn them against yourself or your organization; that way, if you’re subject of an activist attack, you’ll get an idea of where the attack is likely to come from. Don’t get caught blind.

oh, and a PS. If all this stuff sounds military to you? *That’s because it is.* Don’t think of activism as bullshit the other guys do. Think of it as a non-violent army. That’s what it is. And it’s hard work. Respect it.

Respect it.  That doesn’t mean honor it or applaud it, it means be wary, be careful. They can do this sort of thing because they are very well funded so they can afford to play a long game with professional analysts and strategists guiding professional activists.  It means looking behind the curtain that the media show us.  It means understanding what is being done and devising effective counters.  It means taking what works for them and making it work for us.

Hines has an excellent article detailing this at The Federalist, Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?  From the article, which is well worth any serious patriot’s time:

In other words, the response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room. Nor is it surprising that the professionalization happened right off the bat. Broward County’s teacher’s union is militant, and Rep. Ted Lieu stated on Twitter that his family knows Parkland student activist David Hogg’s family, so there were plenty of opportunities for grown-ups with resources and skills to connect the kids.

What’s striking about all this isn’t the organization. If you start reading books about organizing, it’s clear how it all works. But no journalist covering the story wrote about this stuff for two weeks. Instead, every story was about the Parkland kids being magically effective.

But it’s not just a mainstream media problem. None of the righty outlets writing about Parkland picked up on the clear evidence that professional organizers were backing the Parkland kids, either. Instead, they objected to the front-and-centering of minor kids as unseemly, which does no good: Lefties aren’t going to listen, and it doesn’t educate the Right to counter.

There’s just hard work, and our press and politicos do everyone a disservice when they pretend otherwise. Here’s an example of how to turn out people, cribbed from “Organizing for Social Change,” the activist manual published by the Midwest Academy, which has been around since 1973 and has trained over 30,000 activists, some of whom went on to found their own training schools.

And that’s organizing. It’s not magical kids, and it’s not George Soros sprinkling money around. It’s hard work by people who’ve trained to do it.

In his excellent book “Hegemony How-To,” leftist organizer Jonathan Smucker wrote, “Power tends to appear magical to those who have less of it, and mechanical to those who are accustomed to wielding it instrumentally.” Or, for that matter, to even seeing it instrumentally.

For two weeks, journalists treated power as if it were magical. It’s not. It’s mechanical. The people organizing the response to Parkland, and a host of other causes, know that. So should you.

This makes the Left sound unbeatable because we simply don’t have those kinds of resources on the right.  We have other resources, and we outnumber them.  They can be beat and we will beat them – if we work hard and smart.  This will NOT happen here!