A New Path ~ Delivering The Message of Liberty
Good morning, Fellow Freedom Fighters. What follows will likely be disorganized rambling.
You've been warned.
I've been thinking, a great deal, about my recent article about Rush Limbaugh, and about the excellent and thoughtful Daily Wire article that informed it. Writing that, and reflecting on the Daily Wire article, brought a subject to the forefront of my mind that has long engrossed me, especially during the last 5 years of Donald Trump's magnificent Presidency:
Delivering The Message.
For the record: I am no Conservative.
The stupidest thing, arguably, that the Right Wing ever did, was to allow the Left Wing to poach the term "Liberal" ~ which is the original term for "Libertarian", thank you very much! ~ and allow themselves to be labeled as "Conservatives." Are you kidding me?? While "Liberal" connotes visions of freedom, excitement, and adventure, "Conservative" connotes visions of decrepit old Professors. Girls don't wanna boink "Conservatives", for phuck's sake.
But I digress. I'll pick up that rant another time, perhaps this very week.
What I have in common with those who inexplicably choose to call themselves Conservatives is that I believe in Small Government. Small Government is not by any means the hallmark of Republicans, but to distinguish Republicans from Conservatives ~ to thread that needle:
Conservatives, in preferring that Government be less activist ~ more conservative ~ are thus, almost incidentally, therefore inclined to favor Small Government, simply by virtue of a disinclination towards creating bloated bureaucracy that needs to be paid for.
Republicans, on the other hand, are all too happy to play Politics, making deals with Democrats that result in Pork, additional bureaucracy, higher Taxes, and higher National Debt.
What I object to, regarding Conservatism, is their emphasis on the Christian God, and their general disinclination towards change. America is all about change, about Evolution.
The Saving Grace of Conservatism ~ my God, what a lame name ~ is that they emphasize traditional American values: Liberty. Small Government. Enabling the Citizenry.
Republicans. Conservatives. Libertarians.
They ~ and I include the Libertarians in "they", meaning my fellow Libertarians ~ are all wise to believe as they believe...yet generally awful at Delivering The Message.
In all fairness, though: It ain't an easy message to deliver.
Selling the "Liberal" message is easy as pie: Steal from the Rich! Give to the Poor! Oh, and, by the way: Let us ~ the Government ~ take care of everything, so that you never again need worry about your job, your home, your food, or your health. We'll just tax the Rich into the Stone Age to pay for everything, and we can all feel good about helping those in need.
Selling the "Conservative" message? Good luck. The problem is that the Conservative message, the Libertarian message, and the Republican message aren't sexy to most people. Libertarians have figured out that a Government which governs least governs best, Conservatives simply want to leave everything as it is, and Republicans just want to turn a Profit, with the least possible drama. It takes extraordinary oratorical talent to weaponize that message.
But it can be done.
And I intend to prove it.
Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, and Ronald Reagan and Jack Kennedy, before them ~ as well as Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, Grover CleveLand, and others ~ were Revolutionaries ~ still is, in Trump's case! ~ and changed the world forever.
But there is a higher plane of engagement to be attained.
Limbaugh and Trump have been magnificent...but they've spent far too much time pissing and moaning about evil people...and not enough time asking people questions.
That, in my small, steady way...is what I intend to do.
Because only Americans...can save America.
Rush Limbaugh's Contribution to Life
With Rush Limbaugh's passing, I'd like to offer a few thoughts about his contribution to Life:
Jon Brown of The Daily Wire wrote a very thoughtful article about Limbaugh. One part that struck me as especially human, was where Limbaugh, in his last Show, confessed that he's struggled mightily with his own perception that his Life's Work fell far short of his goals:
“There’s a large part of me that feels like I have failed in such a major way, in a political sense. I’ve had 30 years here to try to convince people, to try to persuade people, to try to encourage people to critically think on their own; to realize the difference between Conservatism and Liberalism, the difference between the Republican Party and Democrat Party as it relates to Conservative versus Liberal." Acknowledging his undeniable impact, Limbaugh said, “Even with all of that, there’s still far more people than should be, voting for Democrats, voting for the Left. And I chalk it up in part to having failed to convince people, persuade people of the truth.”
I understand that feeling.
There is a desire to do as much good as possible, to help such a large number of people to see what you see, that you help change everything. Falling far short of that goal can be crushing.
Or it can be humbling.
I try to take a lesson from Rush Limbaugh's journey ~ from his contributions to Life.
When I first stumbled across his Cast, hauling furniture around Chula Vista, in the early 90's, I was at first exhilarated by his searing insight and eloquence...But it wasn't long before I was turned off by his bombastic blowhard style. And he focused too much on what he hated.
He focused too much on what he hated.
I see many similarities between him and Donald Trump.
And I see it in my own articles.
There is always the danger of drifting into disgust, when truly evil people are busily at work.
And it's very worthwhile to point them out, and to point out their evil work.
But as brilliant an orator as Donald Trump is ~ very much Rush Limbaugh's equal ~ he obviously turned off a lot of people with his venom, righteous though his venom is.
The shame of it is that Trump's evolved dramatically from that self-indulgent misogynist that he was in the 1980's, and became The Dream President: One motivated entirely by a desire to contribute to Life, which has been so kind to him. He wanted to serve his fellow human.
One of my most cherished tenets, echoing the words of John Kennedy, a magnificent person:
"Ask not what Life can do for you. Ask what you can do for Life."
I don't know if Kennedy ever explained the rationale behind his words, but I can explain mine:
We are all, every one of us, driven by the need to Give Something Back, to serve.
Tragically, most of us don't listen to our own voices.
Consequently, we live a life of debauchery. Pleasure, as I like to say, is a healthy part of any spiritually balanced diet...But to mistake Pleasure for Happiness is a tragic mistake.
And it is one which the vast majority of people make.
I believe that Limbaugh and President Trump, at least partly, have understood the drive to serve.
Where they erred, I believe, was in spending too much energy on righteous rage.
It's not too late for President Trump, who is already on the right path as a human being, to even further evolve beyond the extraordinary person he has already become.
It's not too late for his message to evolve.
It's easy to forget that the vast majority of Democrats ~ the ones who naively vote those lying filth into office ~ are kind, loving human beings, motivated by a desire to help others.
Rush Limbaugh's successes and failures ~ Rush Limbaugh's life ~ have illustrated both how to get the Small Government message across well...and how to fail to do so.
In so doing, he has enlightened me...and Donald Trump, I strongly suspect.
You spoke the truth, Rush Limbaugh. And you enlightened and inspired good people.
There's a little bit of Immortality in that. Thank you.
That Mass Murderer should go to Prison
Andrew Cuomo, equal parts arrogant, incompetent and evil, is in deep trouble.
Andrew Cuomo Sent 1000s to Their Deaths ~ And Covered It Up
Anybody want to help me understand how that isn't mass murder?
Elise Stefanik, New York Representative, On Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal: “He is the worst Governor in America in terms of how he has handled the COVID crisis.’'
She goes on: "The State Senate and state assembly should issue subpoenas immediately. And I want the Department of Justice to launch an independent investigation.”
Bipartisan Support: Antonio DelGado, Democratic Representative, Patriotically Agrees!
“Politics should never come before people’s lives...Thousands of New Yorkers lost family in nursing homes to COVID-19, a pain made worse by the inability to comfort their loved ones in their final hours,” DelGado added. “They deserve answers and accountability.”
Kudos to Representative DelGado! It takes balls to stand up to The Establishment.
Amazon's HUMILIATING Loss is Freedom's Gain!!
Parler is Back!! And their new Hosts made it clear that it was without conditions!!
Social Media App Parler Resumes After Finding New Computer Servers
"Dan Bongino, a prominent Parler user and shareholder, applauded the move, saying, “Cancel culture came for us, and hit us with all they had. Yet we couldn’t be kept down. We’re back, and we’re ready to resume the struggle for freedom of expression, data sovereignty, and civil discourse. We thank our users for their loyalty during this incredibly challenging time.”"
The departure of Parler's erstwhile FrontMan, John Matze, was certainly very bizarre, and carried a suspicious scent of scapegoating. But Parler is back, and the statement from SkySilk ~ its new Carrier ~ makes it clear that Parler's Free Speech standards are uncompromised:
SkySilk CEO, Kevin Matossian:
"SkySilk is well aware that Parler has received an aggressive response from those who believe their platform has been used as a safe haven for some bad actors...Let me be clear, SkySilk does not advocate nor condone hate, rather, it advocates the right to private judgment and rejects the role of being the judge, jury, and executioner. This is not a matter of SkySilk endorsing the message, but rather, the right of the messenger to deliver it."
Props to Matossian and SkySilk for having the balls to stick it to Big Tech!
And score 1 for Freedom of Speech!!
Trump Defense Team DESTROYS Pathetic Impeachers...AGAIN!!
In the most one-sided beat-down since Georgia Tech beat Cumberland, 220-0, in 1916, President Trump's 3rd-string Defense Team humiliated the entire evil cabal that is trying to enslave our magnificent nation. The best part, in my opinion, was where they contrasted President Trump's consistent "Law and Order" message ~ including his messages on January 6th ~ with the consistently violent messages of scum like Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, and the rest'fm in an outrageously hilarious 2:40 video ~ a montage of soundbites from these vile vermin:
Compare the braying of those angry, violent jackals, if you will, with the passionate but explicitly peaceful January 6th speech from President Trump. Here is the entire transcript:
President Trump: "...peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."
Everybody knows that Politicians say "fight" all the time, in their speeches. Only the lying dirtbags who run the Democratic Party ~ all'f whom've done just that ~ pretend otherwise.
And as you saw in that 2:40 montage, above, they often say far worse.
The Democrats have repeatedly and explicitly incited violence.
President Trump explicitly said "peacefully and patriotically."
If it wasn't for double standards, they would have none.
Andrew Cuomo Sent 1000s to Their Deaths ~ And Covered It Up
What do they call it, when you choose to send thousands of people to their deaths?
And what do they call it, when you cover it up?
New York Post: Cuomo Aide Admits They Hid Nursing Home Data So Feds Wouldn’t Find Out!!
This is nothing less than a bombshell...an unspeakable one.
Andrew Cuomo, the outrageously incompetent, arrogant, and frighteningly narcissistic Governor of New York, has finally been exposed for the slaughter of thousands of elderly people.
President Trump bent over backwards to provide Cuomo all the accommodations that he needed, and then some, in order to safely care for those stricken with Corona.
But Cuomo, like any Concentration Camp Warden, valued Politics more than Human Life.
Rather than accept the help of President Trump, he sent them into Nursing Homes.
Rather than accept President Trump's help, he condemned thousands to death.
Anybody want to help me understand how that isn't mass murder?
Creepy Joe Biden Murders American Jobs ~ Who'd You Vote For?
Millions of Americans Projected to Remains Jobless, as Creepy Joe Sets Torch to Thousands of American Jobs While Infesting the Nation with Millions of Criminaliens.
1 ~ Creepy Joe Biden, murdering American Jobs and jacking up gasoline prices.
2 ~ Creepy Joe Biden, welcoming millions of Criminaliens to jump the border, cut in front of honest, honorable, intelligent, and generally useful and desirable prospective Immigrants.
So, thanks to Trojan Horse Joe, an unspeakably vile human being, we're now looking at losing, prospectively, tens of thousands of jobs ~ and probably far more, by the time he's done, wreaking havoc on the middle class ~ while giving maybe millions of jobs away to the Criminaliens who can't be bothered, respecting the laws of the land they defile.
No way in Hell that 80,000,000 people voted for this unspeakable scumbag.
But I wonder how many of those who did are having second thoughts?
Regressives Openly Discuss Murdering Americans Via Drones
So now the Regressives are already starting to move past Censorship, and are already starting to move past "Deprogramming", and're cutting to the chase, as it were.
We've actually got this nightmare of a human being ~ Nicolle Wallace ~ on air, openly comparing law-abiding Americans to murderous, cowardly, terrorists, and implying that one might rid oneself of such law-abiding Patriots via the convenience of Murder By Drone!
American Greatness: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Paints Trump Supporters as Domestic Terrorists; Points Out That Americans Were Droned during The War on Terrorism.
Wallace, remarkably, identifies as a Republican, and actually worked for Bush 2 in a prominent position, illustrating, yet again, how rampantly that corruption infects that Party.
To be clear, Miss Wallace did not flat-out advocate murdering American Patriots via Drone.
She merely implied that it might be a swell idea. So there's that.
What is truly terrifying about watching this specter unfold, is that, as a student of psychology, it is not even remotely surprising...and I strongly suspect that the worst is yet to come.
The filth who run the Democratic Party, having successfully brainwashed enough naive voters to vote for them to enable them to make it close enough so that their blatant overthrow of American Democracy was possible, are descending into an orgy of Power Pleasure.
They're coming to realize, by rapidly accelerating stages, that they've seized unfettered Power, and, unhindered by any sense of decency ~ being, as they are, narcissistic degenerates ~ are awakening to the unspeakable possibilities of Censorship, Repression...and Murder.
How The Election Was Stolen: A Confession? No. A Boast!
In an utterly astonishing display of brazen braggadocio, Molly Ball of Time serves as the trumpet for the unspeakably evil cabal that everybody ~ on both sides ~ has known, all along, blatantly stole the 2020 Presidential Election ~ and, presumably, both Houses of Congress, as well:
Time ~ The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Rigged the 2020 Election
Evidently, the conspirators were too eager to brag about their roles in overthrowing what was once the world's greatest bastion of Freedom, to keep their mouths shut about it.
I suppose that they figure that, having succeeded in their Coup, there is good reason to believe that the coordinated and ongoing efforts to annihilate the opposition forever will succeed, and that, permanently ensconced in power, they'll never face justice...So why not puff out their chests, shout from the rooftops about how hard they worked, and how clever they were, in raping Democracy, and receive their public accolades from their fellow vermin?
The article is mostly one pathetic lie after another, but one snippet of truth is actually shocking, in that it nakedly, brazenly boasts about the horrific levels of censorship perpetrated:
She describes her heroes as "...A well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage, and control the flow of information." Holy Hell.
One of the few eye-opening bits, in what was otherwise an excruciatingly insipid exposition, was where she mentioned that a group of 9 civil rights leaders evidently badgered and bullied Mark Zuckerberg, the reprehensible owner of FaceBook, into becoming the vile and disgusting suppressor of Free Speech that he has transformed into being, over the last year.
Ball shamelessly pumps out her poisonous sewage with countless contemptible lies, of course, as her kind invariably do, presenting the stolen election as precisely the opposite of what it actually was. She actually had the gall to claim that they were protecting the election!
Recommended Reading on this subject:
Monica Showalter of American Thinker ~ Hubris: Elites brazenly gloat they rigged election...and that's good news for us.
A new Format that I'm gonna try on for size: Daily reviews of what I see as the previous day's most compelling articles ~ weekends, on Mondays ~ and a weekly bloviation on Sundays!
Palpatine's Playbook ~ American Greatness
American Greatness ~ an extraordinary Site ~ argues that the cabal that runs the Democratic Party is following the playbook of the insidious Emperor Palpatine, of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Palpatine rose to power by cleverly manipulating the dupes in the Trade Federation to start a conflict with The Galactic Republic, and then exploited the conflict to manipulate the government into granting him extraordinary powers. He then further exploited the situation, easier to do, now that he was behind the wheel, to transform those into a Dictatorship.
I was bemused to find this article, as Sheev Palpatine's diabolically effective tactics have always seemed, to me, to echo those of a fusion of Dictators, but especially Adolf Hitler.
Hitler, shortly after getting his foot in the door, as it were, in 1933, as Chancellor ~ nominally as 2nd in command to President Paul von Hindenburg ~ exploited the Reichstag Fire to persuade von Hindenburg to clamp down dramatically on Germany's civil liberties.
Hitler and his henchmen were thus empowered to crush opposing Parties.
Hitler and his henchmen were thus empowered to crush opposition.
I'm afraid that Winter at American Greatness has a point.