Leftist Memes

Social Media is full of memes from the Left that just prove the stupidity and ignorance of their half baked ideas. So lets dive into this one.

I don’t want my taxes to pay for your healthcare. You pay for your health issues and I pay for mine. And also if the country goes to war. Your taxes are going to help pay for it. No matter how you may feel about it. Everything the government does is paid for by taxation. You don’t have a choice in that.

Everyone wants the opportunity for a good paying job. The question is what are you willing to do to earn one. Good paying jobs aren’t just handed to everyone. You have to have skills that are in demand. This takes some form of education. Be it college, apprenticeships, or trade skills. Even skilled manual labor can pay well. If you don’t have these skills or any skills at all you wont get a good paying job.

Everyone’s vote does count. Use your voting rights to make your voice heard. Don’t stay home for any reason unless you don’t care what the outcome is of a particular vote. Local elections are exteremely important. Know the issues and candidates. Locally and nationally. Become one yourself if you don’t like how things are going. Remember that we live in a Representative Federal Constitutional Repubic. Notice there is no “democracy” in that description. Nor does the word exisit in the US Constitution or in any State constitution. We are not a democracy.

Elected representatives represent all of the people of their particular area. Be it a city, a county, a precinct, a state, or the nation as a whole. Within those people are business owners both large and small. They have the right to fight for not only their individual issues but also for the issues that face their business. This includes regulations and other statutes. To deny them that right is to deny them representation. Regulations and statutes that impact businesses can be devistating to the bottom line of a business. It could mean the difference to being out of business or providing good paying jobs to the community.

Everyone should pay their fair share. This is the cry of the financially uneducated. But there is a lesson here that needs to be exposed. The current Income Tax code is the product of Marxist Socialism and does not ever level the playing field no matter how high or low the percentage of taxes that are paid. It will eventually become so high that the producers will remove themselves completely from the country. This has already happened in several European countries that have practiced this Socialist tax plan.

What is needed here is the abolishment of the income tax and the implementation of the Fair Tax. This puts more money in the pockets of the people where it belongs. And then everyone pays their fair share with a national sales tax. The rich buy expensive items and pay a higher tax than the middle class and even the poorest of Americans.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

I hate to admit it, but Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is starting to grow on me. For someone who follows politics so you don’t have to and tries to pepper his commentary with humor, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is comedy gold!

Among the various ideas she’s tossed around is something called a Green New Deal, and it’s gaining traction among the greener members of the Left. And, like many of the ideas she’s tossed about, it has far-reaching implications…and is poorly thought out and, thus, mockable. So, let’s do that, shall we?

Green New Deal

What the Left thinks it means – a series of initiatives to address ecological and economic crises with the focus on climate change

What it really means – another attempt to grab green while attempting to go green

If the Left ever started a religion (aside from worshiping failed sociopolitical movements and, oh yeah, themselves), it might look a little like the green movement. No matter what happens, it’s attributable to climate change. And don’t you dare bring stuff like real science and facts into the discussion because that just won’t do. We have to believe climate change is real, is getting worse, and only we can stop it.

Come to think of it, that’s pretty much Leftists worshiping themselves. Anyway…

The Green New Deal has a lot of Leftist gated-community-cul-du-sac cred. First off, it’s based in part on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, a series of government programs designed to lift our failing economy during the Great Depression. Second, it combines two of the Left’s favorite causes: the environment, and spending other people’s money. And third, it’s guaranteed to increase the size and scope of government. So, to the Left, it’s a win-win-win proposition!

Now, are you expecting me to pour a glacier’s worth of cold water on this idea? If you said yes, I hope you bet the over because there is a lot wrong with the Green New Deal.

First off, the New Deal wasn’t that great overall. In fairness, it did cut into the unemployment rate a bit, so I will give it credit for that. The problem is it didn’t solve the employment or economic problems nearly as much as we’ve been lead to think it did. When you look at the numbers (and I have since my social calendar is emptier than a strip club in Amish country), the New Deal moved unemployment less than a percent after several years of being introduced. Prices were still high for the time and jobs were mostly scarce, even with the New Deal’s make-work programs.

So, if it wasn’t the New Deal that got us out of the Great Depression, what did? A little thing the kids like to call World War II. After Pearl Harbor, our factories needed to produce goods for the war, which meant a need for people to work, and that meant more jobs to be had. FDR might get the credit from Leftists (and he does), but his programs didn’t accomplish what they set out to do in any significant way. Hopefully, there isn’t a world war that comes after the Green New Deal is put in place, but it might be the only way for it to succeed.

I’ve talked at length about the Left’s green hypocrisy, so I won’t go too much into it here. And if you’ve paid attention to federal budgeting in the past few decades, you know all about how the Left loves to spend other people’s money. I will say, however, many people who push a green agenda also have another ideology behind it: some variation of socialism. That’s not to say all of them are, but after seeing enough of them, I’m starting to think it’s a requirement, not an aberration.

Then, there’s the growth of government. Leftists love this idea because it guarantees jobs for people who wouldn’t otherwise be employed and protects them from being fired for the reasons these people wouldn’t otherwise be employed. I don’t know all of the specifics (because not even the Green New Deal supporters have thought it out yet), but I guarantee there will be overlap with existing government programs. How can I make such a bold prediction? Because there already is overlap, and a lot of it. Take the banking industry, for example. You can count on 2 hands the number of agencies that oversee different banking functions and might even need to take off your shoes and socks these days. And they are all doing the same thing. A Green New Deal will only repeat that process, and it won’t get us any cleaner. Just look at SuperFund.

While going green is an admirable goal, the Left simply can’t make it work without coming up with expensive “fixes” that don’t do anything or creating yet another government agency that will spend more on air travel to climate change conferences than on the actual problem of climate change. But before you think I’m just complaining without an alternative, let me roll out my Green New Deal.

Approach Elon Musk, offer him a sum of money upon completion to solve or at least mitigate the climate change problem, and let him go to work.

That idea will make Leftists’ heads explode, but hear me out. The problem with the green movement is that it doesn’t understand what Musk does: environmentalism isn’t sexy. If you want people to become more environmentally friendly today, you have to create a demand for it. Toyota tried doing this with the Prius, and it’s still limping along while others drive by in SUVs so high you need an air traffic controller whenever you go out for a drive. And a big part of that is the Prius looks like an egg. It’s not attractive, but it does fulfill human need, such as being part of a group and having that group think highly of the Prius owner. But ego alone isn’t enough to save the planet. What’s missing is capitalism.

Musk didn’t become rich and famous by settling for the mediocre. He dreamed big, risked big, and won big with the Tesla and with Space-X. We need that kind of daredevil intellect involved in what the Left considers to be the highest stakes of all with climate change, but the Left doesn’t want a solution; they want a problem they can milk for money, power, and occasional guest spots on CNN and MSNBC.

The fate of the Green New Deal is up in the air right now, but if the past is prologue, we know how the story ends before it even begins. Let’s try something new, a more daring approach.

Do it…for the children.

RIP Mr President

This week we lost former President George H. W. Bush. A one-term president & former vice-president riding on the coattails of President Reagan.

The 41st President was a navy fighter pilot in World War II and had a long history of public service. From the US House to beging a diplomat and Ambassador. He also headed the CIA before becoming the Vice President.

He was a family man and raised his children in a loving home. He was a devoted husband. And passed on his since of duty to his children. His oldest son eventually becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

George H. W. Bush is buried at his Presidental Library in Texas along side he wife and oldest daughter who both passed away before he did. A lot has been said about President Bush, both positive and negative.

Decide for yourself. But our thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family as they moarn their loss.

Rest in Peace Mr. President.

False Meme and Doctrine

This meme is going around Facebook and other social media sites. What this shows is the wickedness of man, false gospel teachings, and just how far the Church has fallen.

The creators and propagators of this meme are attempting to compare Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem to that of the so-called Syrian “refugees”. Nothing could be further from the Truth.

First of all Joseph and Mary weren’t fleeing their homeland. As husband and wife, united as one flesh, they were returning to Joseph’s home town since he was a descendant of King David. Additionally everyone in the Roman Empire was doing the same. As Caesar had ordered a census and everyone went to their home town to be counted.

Joseph and Mary, along with others too, were not turned away by heartless people. When they reached Bethlehem, the town’s population had swelled greatly. They attempted to get a room at an inn but it was full.

Thus they bedded down in a stable where Jesus was born and placed in a manger. This was actually an act of kindness allowing the couple to stay in the stable instead of being on the streets.

It has already been proven and documented that those coming from Syria are mostly men of military age. Not families, not women and children. And many are Islamic Jihadists, criminals, and terrorists. One only needs to see the damage they have done already in Europe.

They have violated international law by not seeking asylum in the first bordering nation they entered. Instead they continue on to Europe and America. The goal to spread Jihad in the West to destroy Western Civilization, their stated enemy for more than 1000 years.











Christianity in Science

It has been said that Christianity is anti-science. This is a false narrative stated for political gain. Christianity is very pro-science as some of the greatest scientists were also priests.

The Christian Faith is not against science. Some Church leaders have been anti-intellectual but that is just part of the fallen nature of man and not the doctrine of the Faith.

With out these scientist priests seeking the mysteries of God’s creation our sciences today would be missing crystallography by the work of Rene Just Hauy. We would be without the Big Bang and expanding universe by George Lemaitre. The works of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, would be lost to us. Astrophysics and atomic theory wouldn’t be the same without Roger Joseph Boscovich.

Francesco Maria Grimaldi discovered diffraction of light and also worked with the free fall of objects and measured the height of lunar mountains. Even our modern scientific outlook was first formulated by a Priest named Pierre Gassedi. And flight was made possible by the mathematics of aeronautics by Jesuit Priest Francesco Lana de Terzi.

In the 17th Century Jean Picard accurately calculated the size of the Earth. He also developed the standard method for determining right ascension. And Nicolas Steno contributed to the theory of evolution, the start of geology, and modern stratigraphy.

These are just a handful of Priest Scientists who have contributed to science. There are many more that quietly work in the background even today advancing man’s knowledge of Creation and all the wonders that God has given it.

Christianity is not in opposition to science. In fact time and time again science proves the truths of Creation as described in the Christian Faith and holy Word.

It is the sinful nature of man that seeks to corrupt this data and connection. Dating information is inaccurate making the earth appear older than it truly is since God spoke and the whole of the universe was formed at His command. It is man who has pushed Christianity out of science and created the false division between them.











Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Once again, the eyes of Americans are drawn to our southern border as hundreds of people are heading there to try to enter our country. These potential immigrants are currently moving from Central America through Mexico, fleeing their homelands and requesting asylum.

At least, that’s what we’ve been told. The truth, as they say, it much more complicated.

Since both the Left and the Right have mischaracterized the migrant caravan, I can’t let either side slide on this. So, consider this a Bipartisan Lexicon Word of the Week.

migrant caravan

What the Left thinks it means – poor souls who deserve to be let into our country to start better lives

What the Right things it means – poor people who are trying to invade America and take jobs from us

What it really means – poor souls being used as political pawns or trying to use our immigration system to their benefit

Let’s deal with a few facts here. First, the people currently traveling through Mexico are trying to escape conditions that make “Mad Max: Thunder Road” look like “Heidi.” This is not a healthy environment for cockroaches, let alone human beings. Let me put it this way. If moving to Mexico is an upgrade, your home country sucks. End of story.

Second, Mexico has extended asylum to the caravan, and the members have refused it. On top of that, some have been complaining about the charity they’ve gotten from the Mexican people, saying it wasn’t new or good enough for them. It’s gotten to the point even Mexicans are tired of the migrant caravan. One poll I read showed they had a 49% disapproval rating among Mexicans polled. If it goes any hire, Donald Trump might let them in so he can look good by comparison.

Third, not every person in the caravan wants asylum in the traditional sense. The normal process for asylum or amnesty is through official channels, such as an embassy, consulate, or at the border itself, and it must be crystal clear at the time those seeking it arrive at the aforementioned locations. If you rush the border, get knocked back, and then ask for asylum, that’s not the way to do it. However, that’s the way at least some members of the caravan (and their Leftist supporters) want it to happen, and it makes a mockery of the existing process in place that millions of legal immigrants have used to come here. If getting asylum is as easy as throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, you’re pretty much negating the need for borders. Which, by the way, is an idea in Leftist circles that has gained traction thanks to influence (and tons of money) from your pal and mine, Uncle George Soros.

Fourth, the media aren’t telling us the truth. Yeah, like that’s a shocker! The photos we see are often of women and children crying or otherwise being subjected to what we’re told is horrible conditions under the direction of that mean ole evil super-racist Donald Trump. I mean, he ordered the Border Patrol to shoot tear gas at those poor innocent migrants! That’s practically chemical warfare! And it’s exactly what the previous President, Barack Obama, did at least once a week on average since 2013. Furthermore, the majority of the people in the caravan aren’t women and children. They are…adult men. Hmmm…I seem to remember another group the media told us were totally peaceful women and children and turned out to be mostly men prone to violence. I wish I could remember who they were. Oh well, I’m sure they haven’t caused any trouble since migrating to various countries…

When it comes down to it, neither the Left nor the Right have taken the right approach to the migrant caravan. They aren’t all innocent, as evidenced by members of the caravan throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, but they’re not all invaders. From what I’ve seen, unless the caravan has heavy artillery coming behind them, they aren’t in a position to invade an open bar, let alone America. We need to take the time to separate the good from the bad and make sure those who are legitimately seeking asylum here are given a chance to get it.

Here is my step-by-step guide to making that happen.

1) If they want asylum, they have to say it from the get-go. No ambiguity, no throw rocks, get knocked back by tear gas, and then say you want asylum. Call it the Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace approach.

2) For those who get past step 1, make sure to have all necessary personnel and logistics in place to process their requests quickly, yet thoroughly. If the asylum seeker’s story checks out, get them in here and under the care of those who will handle the next steps. If the story doesn’t check out, politely decline their request, give them a care package of some sort with food, water, and other supplies, and send them back. And no double-dipping!

3) Respond in kind where appropriate. Yes, I know rocks can be deadly, but for the most part they are non-lethal weapons. Tear gas is a bit much. Try something closer to bean bags or rubber bullets, stuff that won’t cause permanent damage but will be a reminder to behave around the Border Patrol.

4) Stand firm. Leftists are going to make hay out of this issue no matter what happens, so there is a temptation to give in a little bit to keep the heat off. The problem is if you give a Leftist an inch, they will take a light year and complain about it being too short. As long as the position taken can be defended from a policy, logical, and ethical standpoint, stick with it. And, if you want to throw in an extra twist, ask the Leftists to come up with a better plan. They’ll scatter faster than high schoolers at a keg raid.

These are simple short term steps that will hopefully become long term solutions, but they are needed more than ever. The migrant caravan now may turn into a wave of immigrants later, which is exactly what the Left wants because it satisfies two of their main goals: overwhelming the current system to the point it collapses, and a constant stream of voters for Leftist policies. The best way to curtail that is to figure out how to address the problem and stick with it. But until we come up with a solution, let’s not pretend the caravan is squeaky clean or black-hearted until we get more facts. A great man once said, “Trust, but verify.”

And that man…was my Uncle Steve. And now you know the rest of the story. Good day!











Three Movies

This fall has been a great season for movies. Three are on my list of “must see” films. Most of the time the drivel coming out of Hollywood isn’t worth seeing at all. So yes three great movies to see this fall is just epic.

All three movies are currently out and running in theaters. I have seen two of the them but have yet to see the third at the time of this writing. The three movies are:

Halloween
Bohemian Rhapsody
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Halloween is a sequel to the 1978 movie of the same name. With 2 main actors reprising their roles from 1978. This movie ignores the events of all the previous sequels and remakes created in the Halloween franchise. It is well worth watching and make sure you stay until the credits are done.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic of the rock band Queen and its legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Although somewhat fictionalized the story and music is excellent.

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place in the Harry Potter Wizarding World of Jk Rowling. This is on the first wizarding war before Lord Voldemort was even born. We see the continuation of several of the characters from the first Fantastic Beasts movie as well as some younger versions of favorites from the Harry Potter movies. This is going to be good.











The Great Divide

Politics in the United States is deeply divided. Some blame the educational system. Civics is no longer taught in our schools. Some blame political correctness. You can’t say certain things without offending someone, and you can’t offend anyone. Others still just think that people have become too thin skinned and are easily offended.

All of these things are true along with others that haven’t been mentioned. But all of them are symptoms not the disease that has caused this great divide in American politics.

The reason the the United States has such a deep divide is due to the Leftist takeover of the Democratic Party, our public schools at every level from our local schools to our colleges and universities, even the entire teaching profession only teaches Leftist ideology, and even the Church is being taken over by these Leftists.

Leftists have always used the “divide and conquer” strategy when taking over a nation. They use this because it works of course. Create a victim and an oppressor and you can create an environment rich for control over the victim classes. Leftists pretend to be champions of these marginalized victims, but the Left only uses them as “useful idiots” and the tools to destroy the current liberty and replace it with Leftist elitism and total government control.

Once in total power the Left will forget all the promises they made to the victims they created. And even actively oppress and suppress those that brought them into power. This has been the case in every example of Leftist policies that have been put into place anywhere across the globe throughout all of history. Not a single Leftist controlled oligarchy has bettered the host nation that it has consumed.

This is why we have the divide. Leftist ideology in direct conflict with American Exceptionalism has produced this state after decades of running unchecked. And there are only 3 possible real outcomes.

We continue on the present course where the Republic will eventually die. Replaced, perhaps for a time with a Democracy, before becoming a Socialist oligarchy. Where the Leftist elite rule and everyone else is in poverty.

We stop the madness and slowly take our country back over the next couple of generations with hard work and the election of true statesmen. With each elected official being stronger and better educated in the Liberties and Freedom of our Founding Fathers than the one previously elected. This is the most difficult task and the proper method of preserving American Exceptionalism and the Republic. This option is also not likely to occur either.

The 3rd option is armed conflict. A second civil war between the Stateist Left and those representing Freedom and Liberty. Although this could happen sooner it could also not happen for generations yet to come.

As time continues its march. The first option is the most likely of the outcomes. Sad but true given on how few patriots there are and how much most don’t want to be engaged in the political process. And if that does come to pass, then the third option would eventually take place at some point further down the road as the truth is passed on to future generations.











First Amendment Rights – Freedom of the Press

The First Amendment of the US Constitution protects the press from laws that would take away the rights to publish their content. That is the essence of the freedom of the press clause in the Constitution. Even with that guarantee there are many restrictions on the press.

The press cannot publish false information that damages a person’s reputation or livelihood. This is libel, and it is a criminal offense. The press is not guaranteed or granted unrestricted access to, nor can they publish material that is classified or against the national interests of the United States. These laws are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the restrictions on the press.

Being part of the press corps at the White House is not protected by the First Amendment. This is a privilege to the journalists and news agencies who have been granted this access to the President and the Administration. Those individuals and news agencies can have that access revoked. Especially if they violate protocol or the law.

Jim Acosta, the CNN journalist, has violated protocol at the very least. He also has allegedly committed assault against a female White House intern. For these reasons his press pass was revoked by the White House.

But of course some Leftist black-robed unelected tyrant Judge has overstepped their Constitutional authority and reinstated Mr Acosta’s White House press credentials. And until we take back our Liberties this judicial opinion is treated as law. However, the White House is still within it’s authority and bounds to refuse to call upon Mr Acosta and may deactivate any mic he happens to force out of any one else’s hands.

The American People need to understand their rights. They must know them. They must know that they do not come from the government but the come from God. Government is only there to acknowledge these rights and protect these rights.

Mr Acosta’s rights were not violated when his press pass was revoked. This is a privilege not a right to be at the White House press briefing. His freedom of the press was not removed. His right to due process does not apply as this is an administrative action to a privilege. His rights were maintained.











Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Welcome back, my friends, to the blog series that never ends…

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, especially if you had to spend it with Left-leaning relatives. I know they mean well, but hearing diatribes on the current rise white nationalism in America over Grandma’s stuffing is enough to ruin just about anyone’s appetites.

The Left has figured out a way to turn a holiday meant to celebrate the good things in our lives and turn it into a Whine-A-Palooza where everything is problematic, political and ideological stands must be taken, and the worst possible thing you can do is spend time with family who might have different beliefs than you do. It’s almost as if they can’t count their blessings because they don’t see them (while simultaneously being able to see white privilege everywhere even when it doesn’t exist). Why does the Left hate Thanksgiving so much? I’m glad you asked!

Thanksgiving

What the Left thinks it means – a racist holiday based on the subjugation and near extinction of Native Americans at the hands of white people

What it really means – a holiday based at least in part on the fact socialism sucks

We’re going to go into a bit of history here, kids, so make sure you have a beverage and some truck stop speed for this one. After the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (and exchanged insurance information afterwards), they had an idea. They decided to share everything they had and produced on their own. This idea was codified in the Mayflower Compact, and it worked great for a while. Then, winter came, along with numerous illnesses, and the Pilgrims had to make a choice: continue to live in abject starvation and limp through, or change their approach. Considering we still have stories about Pilgrims today, I think we can safely assume they chose the latter.

The Thanksgiving tradition came about after that rough first year and was meant to commemorate their survival and to acknowledge the divine providence that helped them survive and keep the peace with Native American tribes. Not to mention the Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers that year, so a good time was had by all.

Since that time, whites and Native Americans haven’t always been the best of friends, due in part to bad treaties, worse diplomacy, and the wholesale slaughter of people on both sides of that divide. These events are a part of our history and should be acknowledged. Having said that, Thanksgiving just isn’t the time to bring up that sort of history, mainly and especially because the Pilgrims had nothing really to do with what their descendants did generations later.

So, why do Leftists bring up the entire sorted history at Thanksgiving? Grievance politics and white-knighting, to put it simply.

The first is easy to understand when you think like a Leftist (not that I recommend it, mind you). A Leftist is in a constant state of outrage, depression, and general bad spirits because they see the world as unfair due to powers well beyond their control. So, when they see something that causes offense, they feel they have to speak up about it, whether it be through marching and wearing ridiculous hats that look like female genitalia or screaming at the tops of their lungs or destroying public and private property because reasons. To them, the fact they’re upset overrules any and all other perspectives. In other words, Leftists act like toddlers.

As for the white-knighting, that stems from the aforementioned grievance politics and gets mixed with a major superiority/savior complex to create the idea only Leftists can speak for Native Americans. And, by extension, they are the only ones who can take offense on behalf of Native Americans. Remember the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins a few years ago? Guess who were primarily the ones taking offense. That’s right: white Leftists. Sure, there were some Native Americans who parroted the Left’s talking points, but they were outnumbered by whites trying to “help” them. Hmmm…isn’t that what got Native Americans and whites to hate each other in the first place?

With the current political environment, we may not be able to stop people from putting white people on trial every Thanksgiving, but we can do a few things to lessen the stress these folks bring to the holiday. First, make sure you know the facts. Leftist arguments work primarily on emotional reactions, so if you stick to the facts, you won’t be persuaded. Second, decide on how you want to respond. If your family enjoys healthy discussion over cranberries, don’t be afraid to speak up. If not, let the Leftist in the family speak his or her mind and look like the asshole. Finally, stick to your plan, no matter what. Leftists will try to rattle you so you’ll engage and make mistakes because you let your feelings run away with you. The easiest way to counter that is…just ignore them. Leftists hate when they’re ignored almost as much as they hate being mocked. By refusing to fall for their bait, you deny them your emotional response to their emotional tirades and you ultimately win by not playing their game at all.

In the meantime, enjoy your leftovers!