20 November 2014

"Is this who we are?"

I hope and pray that the answer is still 'yes,' at least for enough of America.

We are not a nation of peaceniks no matter how many pinch faced liberals claim that we are. We are a nation born of revolution. We are boiled down from the genetic stock of the misfits of Europe; the people who would not bow down or submit and risk fortune, life and family to be free. 
Americans always have been, and hopefully always will be, different from Europeans. Instead of submission to religious or royal tyranny our ancestors chose harsh and dangerous freedom. When that tyranny reached across the ocean we chose revolution, a dangerous and deadly gambit. 
Yes, that is who we are. We are still the same people that gave you the Boston tea party and the whiskey rebellion. It is not in our nature to submit to tyranny whether imposed by King George or George Washington. The genes may have been watered down some over time, but they still remain in many of us.


God willing...!

19 November 2014

Yeah, pretty much.

If the Global Warming Climate Change The Sky Is Falling people actually want me to take any of their bullcrap seriously, they might try--JUST ONCE--making a prediction of future events that even remotely resembles reality.



I don't know about the science, but the evidence says these fools are full of it.

(Image jacked from Uncle Jay)

11 November 2014

How we got here

His Royal Majestic Graciousness The All-Powerful Emperor Misha I May He Live For 10,000 Years has summarized exactly how the once great nation of America has become a collection of mewling children:


The true power of this is that in a society where each individual is responsible for his own choices, nobody has any leverage over what those choices might be unless said choices directly influence another individual.


You get no say in whether or not His Imperial Majesty decides that drinking schnapps by the gallon is better than water because he’ll have to bloody well pay for his own liver transplant when the one he was born with explodes. You get no say in whether we decide that it’s twice as much fun driving a car with 8 cylinders as it is driving one with 4, because we pay the gas.


How statism wins is when we let the state stick their fingers in paying for the gas.


We didn't lose our freedom by giving up our rights.  We lost it by giving up our responsibilities.  Our rights naturally followed.

10 November 2014

Marxism condensed

Yep, it's exactly like that.


The Berlin Wall was a symbol of the depravity and viciousness of the Marxist idea. Karl Marx was a pure hate monger masquerading as a social philosopher. His ideas may, in the end, be summarized thus: wealth can be gained only by stealing from others, and thus successful people are evil, and thus it is okay to threaten or kill rich people (or even people who are just a bit better off than you are), to steal their belongings, and to threaten anyone who might in the future have more stuff than you do. If you somehow get more things than other people, it is okay for other people to take your stuff, and if you resist, it is okay to beat you up or kill you.


Even more succinctly, Marxism is the idea that envy is laudable, and should be turned into social policy with the use of pervasive violence.


I am putting this more bluntly and baldly than the average Marxist would. They prefer concealing their central idea beneath a heavy blanket of words. They dress up their “philosophy” in avant garde costumes, adding layers of verbiage, complicated and counterfactual claims about language and logic, bizarre ideas about the nature of history, etc., all in the service of keeping people from seeing what they’re actually suggesting. What lies underneath is nothing much more than hate of people who have more stuff than you do, justified by little or nothing more than wanting to take what they have for yourself.


(HT Borepatch)

06 November 2014

Well, that didn't take long.

I didn't vote. 


I refuse to lend any air of legitimacy to these proceedings.  And, seeing that McConnell, about a microsecond after the Historic Ass-Kicking, declared that the message was that "America is tired of political gridlock," I'm feeling pretty vindicated at the moment.  No, Mitch, America is tired of you holding us down while your 'opponents' repeatedly give it to us up the nether orifice.  And I have no doubt you know that; I'm just bemused that you're making your intention of continued surrender so obvious, so soon.  You meat-puppets really are arrogant beyond measure, aren't you?


Cold Fury dreams of something that will plainly never happen, but it's at least a heartwarming bedtime story.


Remember when, during the 2012 primaries, Newt absolutely blasted the “liberal”-media moderator during one of those ludicrously stacked debates? Remember what happened after? His popularity skyrocketed, and he won the SC primary walking away–UNEXPECTEDLY™. He ended up unable to sustain that momentum, of course, for all sorts of reasons. But the point about just how badly real Americans wish for someone to at last stand up to the insidious Cosa Nostra Sinistro in all its forms and branches, without flinching or equivocating, was gloriously made.


All that being so–and it is–why on earth would anyone worry about being civil to sworn enemies of freedom and proper American governance? What is to be gained by it? The only person worried about being civil to the Nazis (modern Progressivists’ ideological forebears) was Neville Chamberlain. What did THAT get him? A piece of paper that wasn’t worth bothering to read and another World War, that’s what. Being civil to Stalin and Kruschev (two more of Progressivism’s inspirations and ideals) didn’t make them less obstreperous or dangerous; it gave them a leg up, an edge they were all too happy to hold against our throats. I won’t even mention Putin here; it’s too sickening, and that gratuitous wound is still bleeding.


Don’t let’s be beastly to the Leftists; let’s be downright ruthless with them instead, at least as ruthless and vicious as they’ve always been to us. Preferably more so, until they’re well, truly, and permanently undone. Americans know perfectly well who and what they are, and we’re sick and tired of seeing our supposed champions crawling so obsequiously to them time after time and year after year. We much prefer some direct, bare-knuckles honesty hurled at them instead. If you GOPers would be at least as rough with them as you are with your own conservative base, we’d all be a lot better off. And you’d be a lot more popular, too.


Miss Barnhardt has a pretty accurate take on things.  Whatever your feelings on Catholics, gays or abortion, you have to admit that she's got the whole situation pretty much surrounded.  And, while I won't necessarily demand that the streetlamps of DC be decorated with swinging politicians(although I'd have a hard time calling it an unreasonable course of action), I will say that until Obummer and Holder are marched out of office in orange jumpsuits, I'm still calling this a bunch of "sound and fury and signifying nothing."


So let me lay out some simple TRUE PREMISES, and then ask a follow-up question.
A.)  The constitutional republic referred to as the United States of America no longer exists.  TRUE.
B.)  The Rule of Law is no longer in force in the former United States.  TRUE.
C.) The Constitution of the United States and the system of government it defines is therefore no longer in force.  TRUE.
D.) The body going by the name “United States Congress” has been rendered meaningless in praxis.  TRUE.
E.)  National-level representative politics in the former United States is a completely false facade, kabuki theater, designed to entertain and mollify the masses who are of average intelligence, and to launder looted money and enrich the oligarch class.  TRUE.
F.) Given the reality of the true premises above, any person who holds or seeks to hold national-level public office is, by definition, morally, intellectually and/or psychologically unfit to hold public office (The Barnhardt Axiom).  TRUE. 
Okay, so now my question.  What exactly are you people agog about?  Have we learned NOTHING?  NOTHING AT ALL?  It still hasn’t sunk in?  Do you not remember the 2010 midterms and how that was going to put the brakes on Obama once and for all?  DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?  Yeah. And what did they do?  Flip-all.  Zippo.  Nada.  I don’t give a crap if the “US Congress”, both houses, are UNANIMOUSLY republican.  What the hell does it matter?  No.  Stop.  Stop and think.  Answer the question, because it is not rhetorical.  You tell me.  WHAT DOES IT MATTER?


But perhaps the very last word regarding the obvious decline and fall of the United States comes from our buddies at DethGuild:




Meanwhile, the great wheel rolls along… crushing in it’s path all it was allegedly designed to safeguard. Gone are the lofty ideals or noble intentions held by the inventors – the machine now only exists to sustain itself, and it will burn through every last crumb of the people’s liberty and treasure before it comes to a sputtering crash. 
No one can agree on plan of action or who should carry it out – and the only near universal truth at this point – the one thing that pluralities of Americans can align with – is that we hate the bastards running the country – and the sons-of-bitches who vote for’em. Which side? Doesn’t matter. 
U.S. citizens are no longer united by beliefs, goals or principles. We have never, in all our lives, seen such a compelling argument for the dissolution of this nation. After all – What does the average person in Boise, Idaho have in common with someone dwelling in New York City, New York? Why should either have to sacrifice their beliefs when they are so alien? The BEST possible outcome is both sets of citizens “experience” Solomon’s compromise – each a victim, subject to having their beliefs trampled upon in an agonizing attempt to make everybody “suffer co-equally.” This is ostensibly the “ideal” scenario – as in the worst case, one set of people are wholly crushed by the other group.



Secession--on a regional, state, county, city or personal level--may be a tactical error...but it's becoming the only available option to anyone who actually understands the concepts of Liberty and Free Will.  Will we possibly die on our feet, or certainly live on our knees?

03 November 2014

Why the profit motive beats the public sector

A bit of ammunition to fire at those who think a bloated, unmotivated government will do anything better than people working in their own self-interest:


This is the reasons Macys can continue to exist in a world of Wal-Marts, and why Harbor Freight Tools hasn’t driven Husky, Kobalt, and Craftsman out of business (or even taken much of their market share, at all).

The thing that these simpletons cannot comprehend is that the free market brings with it this little thing called “competition.”  You have to stand out from your competition in order to succeed.  Yes, one of the ways to stand out from your competition is to offer a less expensive product than they do, but that, in and of itself, will not cause you to succeed.

Otherwise, Yugo would not have gone out of business in the US, and Kia would not be undergoing a massive re-branding and re-evaluation of their product line, pushing to become a brand more closely aligned with luxury than cheapness.

RTWT.

If God had meant for us to vote...

...He would have given us candidates.


My preference would be for things to keep going as they are, with the Progressive Agenda increasingly discredited every day, rather than having the GOP in a position to push Progressive-lite.  Screw 'em - better to die fast than slow.



In case you haven't figured it out yet, the only reason the GOP exists today is to delude us into thinking we have a choice.  Oh, they'll let in a couple of actual conservatives--Cruz and Gowdy come to mind--but not enough to make any real difference.


Have you noticed how the GOP has been absolutely eviscerating real conservatives in the primaries?  They're putting a hundred times more effort into stamping us out than they've ever even thought of using to stop the Thug Regime.  Why?  Because they're 'stupid?'  Please.  You don't get into the positions these people are in by being stupid.  And attacking the base of your party--if you mean to win--is beyond stupid; it goes right into insane.  So why are they doing it? 


Because they're part of the Thug Regime.  It's all a dog-and-pony show.  The GOP is no more interested in conservative values than is Lena Dunham.


Borepatch has it exactly right:  Let the Oppressive agenda keep going.  Let them continue destroying this country until we finally either do something about it, or let America die once and for all.  But voting GOP is the very antithesis of 'doing something about it.'  If you can't see that by now, then I just don't know what to say.

16 October 2014

Ironically, it's my birthday.

And some children will never have one.  Here's a comment on this article which you all might find interesting:


I have never had an abortion, but I had a couple of close calls where it was an option to be wrestled with or thought about. I was strictly pro-life in my youth, before I saw personally how decent people using birth control could still end up in such a situation. I shifted from pro-life to pro-choice…and now with more time and (I hope) wisdom I find myself shifting again. 
There are some rules that seem to benefit no one. They may be inconvenient or painful to enforce, to live with. They simply affirm something powerful beyond words to the society that upholds them. 
The value of human life is one of those things. There are human monsters like Stalin for whom humans had no right to live unless they fit into his 5 year plan. If you didn’t fit his plans, if you were not useful to him, you had no right to live. Humans were simply fancy animals, like cattle that could be culled by their owners, the People In Charge. 
Abortion taps into the same underlying assumptions, doesn’t it? It is genocide writ small. The mass of abortions may have been called mass murder, but it still one of the most personal and intimate deaths: one womb, and one human heart. 
It is rejection of the idea that humans are valuable because they are, not because of what they can do for another. Abortion is an affirmation that human life has no inherent value: A life that does not fit into your personal 5 year plan has no right to exist.



Ponder that a while.