In David Samuels’ well worth the read article in Tablet, The Codevilla Tapes, Mr. Samuels makes the following observation in his opening remarks:

Every student of history has their own theory about how and why empires fall. My theory is this: The wealth of any empire flows disproportionately to the capital, where it nourishes the growth, wealth, and power of the ruling elite. As the elite grows richer and more powerful, the gulf between the rulers and the ruled widens, until the beliefs and manners of the elite bear little connection to those of their countrymen, whom they increasingly think of as their clients or subjects. That distance creates resentment and friction, in response to which the elite takes measures to protect itself. The more wealth and power the elite controls, the more insulation it must purchase. Disastrous mistakes are hailed as victories or are made to appear to have no consequences at all, in order to protect the aura of collective infallibility that protects ruling class power and privilege.

What happens next is pretty much inevitable in every time and place—Spain, France, Great Britain, Moghul India, you name it: Freed from the laws of gravity, the elite turns from the hard work of correct strategizing and wise policymaking to the much less time-consuming and much more pleasant work of perpetuating its own privileges forever, in the course of which endeavor the ruling elite is revealed to be a bunch of idiots and perverts who spend their time prancing around half naked while setting the territories they rule on fire. The few remaining decent and competent people flee this revolting spectacle, while the elite compounds its mistakes in an orgy of failure. The empire then collapses.

It is precisely because the self appointed elites have been wrecking the country while enriching themselves at the expense of the commoners that Donald Trump was elected.  Ordinary Americans have seen their dreams founded on the promise of America as it was established fade decided that it would be better to pull the Party of Government down rather than have it collapse on them.  Only thus could they see any possibility of restoring their freedom.

For decades we tried to correct the system using the system’s own tools, elections, only to find that the tools were bent and broken.  As soon as we passed an initiative into law it was invalidated.  As soon as we elected someone that represented our values they were either co-opted or islolated and rendered powerless.  When any spokesman rose to speak, or we ourselves rose to speak our minds we were attacked, deplatformed and destroyed.

Not content to silence us with speech codes, to bamboozle us with endless lies, to make us torpid with endless vapid propaganda, to weaken us with outright theft, the self appointed nomenklatura now fosters outright violence and demographic replacement.  All this to drive ordinary Americans to comply with the new world order where we are their vassals and they our venerated overlords.

Ain’t gonna happen.  Like it or not, regardless of what happens next, by electing Donald Trump Americans have kicked down the door to the elite’s china shop.  If they could restrain themselves and return to Constitutional forms and practice not much damage would be done.  My prediction is that they won’t be able to.  That china shop is going to be a mess and all will suffer as a result.

Be prepared.  Stock up on ammo and food.  Stay away from crowds.

Trump’s ‘lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship’

He Fights

by Evan Sayet

Town Hall 7/13/2017

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum.

They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity.

There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.

This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.

I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.

I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.

Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s.

To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale..

It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war.

While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end.

Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors.

Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming. Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

General George Patton was vulgar-talking. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank.

But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting,

“You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”

That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting,

he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics.

That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.

It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do.

First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri —
Trump isolated CNN. He made it personal.

Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”… Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position ..

They need to respond.

This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery.

The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve.

It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.

So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”?

Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war.

And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

So, say anything you want about this president –

I get it – he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times.

I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!

Pass it on!

A scam to avoid

My friend and worthy adversary James Wright recorded this exchange with a scammer.  It is instructive so pay attention and be careful.

Anything you say will be used against you

Subject: Special Screening NO Safe Spaces

NO SAFE SPACES is coming to Burbank AMC 16 on the weekend of November 15th.

Would you please help by contacting your group and asking them to support the film? It’s important we have an excellent weekend so that we can get this in more theaters and therefore getting those who really need to see this film see it!

The film opens on Friday, November 15th in Burbank. We need to sell as many tickets as we can that weekend. Folks can purchase them in blocks of 50, 100 or 150 at $15 per. Jackie Papier (jackiepapier@hotmail.com) is the person to connect to anyone that wants to buy in blocks. Jackie can help coordinate ticket purchases.

We are targeting Saturday afternoon/early evening the 16th as Adam Carolla will be there for both afternoon and evening shows to introduce the film, take questions and pictures. Tickets are normally $20 but we got discount for $15.00

Here’s a link to our website: https://nosafespaces.com/

Hope to see you there and let me know if you can get your groups there!

Best

Deanne

714-308-4060

p.s. If anyone you speak to would rather donate the money for blocks of tickets, we can connect them with the 501c3 who is handling that on our behalf.

Resident evil inhabits the deep state

I’ll just put the link up here first of all.  
There are almost 400 pages of documents, some heavily redacted in this document drop.  Even so it takes  a strong stomach to be able to read them and hold on to your last meal.  You have been warned.
This is a large document drop by the FBI on their official site, on the cult calling itself The Finders which the FBI had been investigating since the 1960’s.  That they have done so beggars belief, but there it is.  Why does it beggar belief?  Because the FBI had been working to squelch, derail and shut down local law enforcement investigations for over 40 years, which is also documented here.
You thought the whole Satanic Panic of the early 90’s (which is when your humble correspondent became aware of it) was a bunch of hysterical parents reacting to their kids’ “Screen Memories (any parent who had reason to believe that a Satanic cult was interacting with their kid had damned well better panic!)?”  Think again.  There are even two pages, in the middle of other stuff, about the McMartin School and what the FBI actually found onsite.
The McMartins were tried and found not guilty, and awarded $1.00 by the jury.  During the trial I had occasion to speak to one of the Sheriff’s Deputies investigating the case who told me that more than half the evidence in the evidence lockers had disappeared.  I guess it would be pretty hard to convict anybody of half the evidence against them mysteriously disappeared from law enforcement custody.
Ancient history, right?  Maybe not so much.
Right around the time of the 2016 election the whole Pizzagate allegations began to swirl.  Get ready, its coming back.  Originally this popped up in connection with big time Democrat operatives John and Tony Podesta when their very disturbing emails were made public by Wikileaks.  This uncovered a vast network implicating just about anybody who’s anybody in our government.  This is not a cesspool, this is an underground sea of toxic corruption that has no loyalty to Party, nation or anything other than itself and it’s own mad lusts.
Crazy?  Oh, you bet!  But Jeffrey Epstein is still dead, and not as is alleged, by his own hand.  He is just another corpse buying silence in defense of, well, who, or what, exactly? Anybody connected to him is a good bet.   So why isn’t any of ths reported in the mainstream media?  Seriously, you have to ask?  Yes, a lot of this gets picked up by less than reputable organizations, as we would expect in this, the age of the citizen journalist.  That doesn’t mean that they are wrong, just that they are not well funded, and not in the pockets of those who are.
American flag
God bless America, we surely need it now.