Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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To put it mildly, the Left hates President Donald Trump with the fire of a thousand suns. To be fair, they also hate non-GMO free products with the same fire, so it’s not that big of a deal. However, among political figures, Trump is number one, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell coming in at number two. Whether it’s blocking House bills that have more riders than a horse at a kid’s party working straight commission or filling judicial posts, the hatred towards McConnell is visceral and real.

Recently, Leftists have decided to try to go after McConnell after the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Some have congregated outside of his house and shouted vulgar and violent comments (all in the name of stopping gun violence, of course). Others, like Tim Ryan (one of the clowns in the current 2020 Democrat Presidential clown car…yeah, I don’t know who he is either), are organizing a march from Ohio to Kentucky to protest McConnell’s reluctance to pass House bills designed to make gun laws tougher.

Before the aforementioned horse gets exhausted, let’s take a look at Senator McConnell.

Mitch McConnell

What the Left thinks it means – the epitome of Republican/fascist evil and inaction, a Russian asset who refused to hold Donald Trump accountable

What it really means – the personification of karma

When I first started paying attention to McConnell, I have to say I wasn’t impressed. Based on what I saw of his actions on behalf of his ideology, it seemed he would dive to the left faster than Rickey Henderson trying to avoid a pickoff attempt at first base. As time went on, however, he’s proven himself to be a long range strategist and a thorn in the Left’s side because he plays by the rules they set up.

Remember Merrick Garland? Using a Senate tradition going back decades, McConnell said the Senate would not take up his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016 because it was an election year. From then on, McConnell was in the Leftist crosshairs. From that point on, McConnell did little to endear himself to the Left, including reprimanding Senator Elizabeth “Chief Running Mouth” Warren after she violated Senate rules by attacking the character of a fellow Senator at a confirmation hearing. Nevertheless, she persisted to make an ass of herself, but that’s a story for another time.

Then, there was the use of the “nuclear option” that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to try to fill judicial vacancies during President Barack Obama’s tenure. McConnell advised it would backfire on the Left, and once the Senate went back into Republican hands, it did. And the Left got mad…der.

I think that’s one of the main drivers behind the Left’s hatred of McConnell: he’s holding the Left to their words and actions, which exposes their short-sightedness and hypocrisy. It’s not hard to do, but high profile Republicans who do it are few and far between. And McConnell is the king of comebacks. Over the past 2 years, McConnell has been given any number of nicknames (Cocaine Mitch, The Grim Reaper of the Senate, Moscow Mitch), all of which designed to denigrate him, but his team and him roll with the punches using the one thing Leftists can’t stand when responding to their rhetoric.

Humor.

Although Leftists claim they have a better sense of humor than the Right, they don’t take it very well when their ideas get mocked. (And apparently they’ve never seen Amy Schumer’s recent stand-up specials, which were as well-received as a pig roast in Tel Aviv during Hanukkah). Leftists count on an emotional response to their rhetoric, but they don’t expect that response to be laughter. To put it another way, they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Using a little mental and comedic jujitsu, McConnell has been able to not just get legislative and judicial victories, but drive Leftists crazy…well, crazier at least, in the process. So, win-win.

This is not to say McConnell is perfect, but to deny his effectiveness as a leader is folly. Where past Republican leaders were wishy-washy and willing to meet the Left halfway on issues (while never getting the same consideration from the Left, by the way), McConnell at least has some idea of how to draw a line in the sand and stick to it. Whether it’s advancing President Trump’s agenda or stymieing the Left’s agenda, he has learned the value of strategizing towards achieving a goal and finding the best possible path to make it a reality.

Mitch McConnell’s job description is a lot like hot dogs: you don’t want to know how you get to the end result. That, and both go really well with mustard, ketchup, and relish. The results are what matter most, along with Leftists’ heads exploding along the way. For that, Cocaine Mitch and his Mitchettes deserve our respect and support.


More Shootings, Less Security

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Over the weekend, we heard of two mass shootings, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton, and people on both sides of the gun control issue are up in arms, if you’ll pardon the expression. And even if you don’t pardon it, I’m using it, so there. Pro-gun control advocates scream about needing tougher gun laws, up to and including confiscation. Pro-gun advocates scream about the Second Amendment and Leftists wanting to take away their guns.

And neither side is looking to change a thing.

To be quite clear on this, I am a Second Amendment supporter even though I don’t own nor should I own firearms. I do not advocate violence under most cases, and I definitely condemn any and all mass shootings. The fact I have to make this statement in the first place is indicative of the stupidity of the current political environment where an absence to condemn is “evidence” of support. But that’s neither here nor there.

There is something that has connected the clear majority of mass shootings over the past few years, but very few people have recognized it. Contrary to current sentiments, they weren’t all white nationalists, Republicans, Democrats, Leftists, Islamists, atheists, and most of the other descriptors being thrown about like candy at a parade. The connection is obvious, even stated, but not even considered when devising “solutions.”

The clear majority of recent mass shooters obtained their guns legally.

Think about that for a moment. The shooters all beat the system government put in place to protect us. And no one else sees this?

Right now, we have tens of thousands of gun laws on the books at every level from city to federal, so any gun owner who wants to legally own a gun have to run a gauntlet of regulations, background checks, and monetary investments just to get the government’s blessing. And yet, in spite of (or perhaps because of) this, people who perhaps shouldn’t be able to get own guns are getting and using them for nefarious purposes. And that’s not even taking into consideration those who circumvent the system altogether and obtain their guns illegally. For now, though, let’s deal with the legal path because that’s where the failure is more evident.

After so many recent public failures, one would think the first place people would look for answers is the system responsible for the failures. That’s where people familiar with the private sector (i.e. not Congresscritters) or common sense (i.e. not Congresscritters) would start, but that doesn’t work for pro-gun control folks. The system isn’t the problem; it’s the lax gun laws! And the solution? More gun laws! In other words, strengthening the system that continues to fail with deadly results.

The irony is the pro-gun control side says we can’t keep doing things the way we have been while being absolutely inflexible when it comes to what needs to be done. They aren’t willing to look at the system they’ve created and promoted as the solution to the gun violence problem as the problem that adds to the gun violence problem they’re allegedly trying to resolve. When you dig down into gun control, you see a lot of ideas, but not a lot of depth to them. It’s mainly catchy slogans, like “sensible gun control” with only occasional references to actual confiscation or making it harder/more expensive to get bullets or some other nonsensical options.

On the other side of the equation, anti-gun control folks don’t do the movement any favors by becoming live action examples of the caricatures gun control folks paint of all gun owners. Just because you can pack heat in public doesn’t mean it’s appropriate in every situation. Yes, I know shootings are happening in unlikely places, but most of the time you won’t need to draw and fire. And as much complaining as you do about what the hoops you have to jump through in order to get a firearm legally, I would think you would be the first ones to look at the system and want to do something about it.

Unfortunately, neither side wants to address the system. Gun control advocates want to keep their power and gun advocates want to keep their bone of contention against gun control. And of these two groups, I have more faith in the latter group to come to its senses sooner than the former. However, I will be glad to be proven wrong.

So, who wants to be the first person in power willing to take on the failed system in place? The lives you save from pushing for reform in this area will be more than worth the heat you’ll take by those who will reject it. 

Lies about El Paso

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This weekend we had a mass shooting in El Paso Texas. A tragic loss of life and our prayers go out to the survivors and families of the victims of this horrific event.

The Left is all over social media stating one fact and one falsehood with this tragic event. And getting both wrong. This is the standard tactic of the Left to sow seeds of discord and divide the country.

The falsehood is a list of similar mass shootings that have happened and in each of them associated with the words “assault weapon”.

The Left preys on the uneducated to support their ideology. And you can hold a Master’s Degree and be uneducated in a multitude of subjects. This is what the Left does to help spread their lies and misinformation. Hoping no one educates themselves against their wicked lies.

“Assault Weapon”, for those who are uneducated in the field of weapons is not a thing. There is no such classification of weapon. Every weapon, even improvised weapons, can be used in an assault. The term is a descriptive tag invented by the Left. It is the beginning of their war against the 2nd Amendment which is hated by the Left. Because an educated and well armed people cannot be enslaved by Leftist ideologies.

In truth, any weapon used to commit an assault is an assault weapon. Even if a perpetrator used a screwdriver in an assault. That screwdriver would be an assault weapon.

Likewise, the Left’s favorite weapon to attack is the AR-15. Claiming it is an “assault rifle”. This too is not a true weapon classification. AR does not stand for “assault rifle” at all. The AR designation is from the original designing firm that created the weapon. ArmaLite. AR-15 is the ArmaLite Rifle model 15.

Thus in all these tragic events, the rifle used by the criminal is vilified rather than the person committing these horrific acts.

Now there is truth in the story as well. But it is taken out of context used used falsely in a wicked fashion. This act of evil to distort the truth is another Leftist tactic to support their ideology and narrative of events.

The truth is simple. The criminals that murdered the innocents in El Paso and other places listed, are not immigrants or illegal aliens.

It is a true statement but taken out of context as it is used by the Left to justify open borders and not securing our sovereign borders to prevent illegal crossings and trespassing of the United States.

The origin of these criminals has nothing to do with our border security. They are not related items and should not be compared with one another. Doing so shows one’s ignorance of the situation and lack of education. But shows that one has been indoctrinated into the Leftist ideology and talking points.

The Left’s goal has always been to achieve permanent political, social, and economical power of the United States. Their ideology has slowly infiltrated every aspect of our culture. Only our own education and speaking the Truth will prevent it from taking over and transforming the Republic into something our Founding Fathers fought and died to prevent.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I refuse to get on Twitter, mainly because there are too many twits out there. However, it cannot be denied it has revolutionized activism. Now, instead of going out and marching for a cause, you can just type up a hashtag and people know what kind of person you are. It’s the digital equivalent of the ribbons celebrities wear or used to wear to awards ceremonies to show they cared about a particular cause.

This week we saw the emergence of another hashtag ribbon: #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism. The Left has jumped all over this as a means to try to show President Donald Trump they won’t stand for his evil racist no-good policies, like…well…okay, so they’re still working on inventing these reasons. In the meantime, the hashtag will have to do because, dammit, they CARE!

See what I mean about too many twits?

On the plus side, though, we have a new addition to the Leftist Lexicon.

#WhitePeopleAgainstRacism

What the Left thinks it means – a hashtag designed to show the world they, and in particular whites,  don’t condone racism

What it really means – a way for Leftists to show the world they’re better people and, in doing so, failing miserably

Don’t get me wrong here. I am a white person against racism, and I agree with the basic sentiment. Being a racist is pretty much a non-starter for most professions outside of the Ku Klux Klan or Congressmember, but the sentiment goes a lot deeper than the surface. When you take a look at what the Left considers racism, the simple statement gets murky.

The Left’s definition of racism is race plus power. That way, a white man who called a black man the n-word is racist, but a black man who calls a white man the h-word (Honkey) isn’t because the white man has power over the black man. But it’s not just overt racism, folks. It’s any structure that holds whites to a different standard than people of color. To oversimplify while retaining the core of the idea, anything and everything can be racist at some point when it involves white people.

However, this isn’t the dictionary definition of racism (though I’m sure some Leftists are already hard at work trying to get their definition into the actual lexicon of the English language, if they haven’t succeeded yet). The definition of racism I use is being hateful towards someone due solely to their race. That’s it. And for most of my adult life, it’s worked out pretty well. The difference between the Left’s definition and my definition is it eliminates a crutch for the Left. If they admit racism isn’t about power or power structures, it opens up the meaning to include everyone, not just whites. And it’s hard to keep promoting victimhood for people of color if they have to admit they have the power to choose not to be racist.

This can be seen in a recent controversy over West Baltimore. President Trump tweeted out how bad conditions were in West Baltimore and calling out Representative Elijah Cummings for a lack of leadership in his home district, and the Left started calling him racist for the first time in, oh, a microsecond. Now, here’s the funny part. There was another gentleman who expressed similar concerns about the conditions in West Baltimore who isn’t being called out as a racist. His name?

Bernie Sanders.

While Bernie and his Bernouts are trying to spin the narrative to avoid comparisons to Trump’s tweet, it’s hard to separate the two, especially considering they expressed the same idea: West Baltimore sucks. Now, before the Left starts accusing me of “whataboutism,” let me point out both Bernie and Trump are exactly right. West Baltimore makes Chernobyl circa 1987 look like Club Med. And also let me point out that pointing that out isn’t racist; it’s a harsh and rat-filled reality.

Of course, the Left can’t seem to keep its own story straight when it comes to race. Remember when Leftists defended the idea of people like Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal being “trans-racial”? Or when they advanced the idea race is a social construct? If you don’t, be glad. It’s so mind-bendingly insane, yet it might explain how these same Leftists thinks West Baltimore is under attack by Trump pointing out how it’s being run by Leftists as well as, well, anything else they run.

And while we’re on the subject of mind-bending insanity, let’s look at how the Left applies its own standards as they pertain to whites. When white guys like your humble correspondent try to voice opinions about the state of black families, Leftists tell us we should stay quiet because we’re not black. So, who is behind the #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism hashtag? If it’s a white person, shouldn’t he or she be told to be quiet because they’re not a person of color? If it’s a person of color, wouldn’t the assumption white people would need to denounce racism be racist itself? After all, the basis for this assumption is whites are inherently racist because of the color of their skins…which meets the literal definition of racism. Not to mention, the idea people of color lacking the agency to be racist is racist in and of itself because it denigrates and denies the power people of color have.

See what I mean about Leftist ideas on this subject being mind-bendingly insane?

The further away we get from Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream in years, the further away we seem to get from realizing that dream. It’s gotten to the point the dream has become a twisted nightmare version where instead of looking at the content of one’s character instead of the color of one’s skin, Leftists are focused solely on the skin color and don’t give a rat’s ass about character. (Sorry, Baltimore, but I had to mention rats.)

Here’s the thing, though. Being against racism, whether you’re white or not, is pretty much our default setting in 2019 with relatively few exceptions. So, saying you’re against racism is like saying you’re against kicking puppies; it’s unremarkable to the point of being mundane. But it makes for some great virtue signaling. Only in a Leftist’s hivemind could something so utterly meaningless become a badge of honor. Then again, these are the same folks who believe everyone should get a participation trophy so nobody’s feelings get hurt, so there’s that.

In the meantime, if you feel you have to announce you’re against racism, seek professional help. You’re clearly not well enough to function as an adult and might need some supervision.



The Debates

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During the second Democratic Debate we keep hearing over and over again by the candidates the same theme and message. Whichever one of them gets the nomination needs to be bold and new with the Leftist ideals of the party.

These “bold” and “new” plans are nothing bold or new. They have been tried before across the globe and have all failed.

Taxing the hell out of the rich. Well France tried that and the rich all left France.

Free giveaways. Free education, free medical care, free universal wages, ect. Every socialist nation has done that. How did it work out for Greece, Venezuela, and the Soviet Union.

Price fixing. Well look at Cuba, Venezuela, the Soviet Union, and North Korea. This never works. It doesn’t create jobs and never rises anyone out of poverty.

If you want the US economy to become like the economy of those examples. Then the Democratic Party is the way to go in 2020. But if you want to keep the US economy strong. Vote for Trump’s second term or find a viable 3rd candidate.

On the subjects of science these candidates say they support science. Except when if goes against Leftist ideology.

Democratic candidates do not support the science of genetics at all. There are only two sexes, male or female. XX or XY chromosomal pairs. This is a scientific fact. Yet it is not supported by any of the Democratic candidates.

Likewise genetic science has proven that there is no difference, other than cosmetic variations, between the peoples of the Earth. There is only one race. Human. Skin color is a cosmetic variation only. There is no black race. There is no white race.

Yet every single Democratic candidate divides the people of the United States by skin color to further their agenda. They are the true party of science deniers.

But every Democratic candidate enthusiastically supports any science that promotes governmental control over the population. Because it’s not about the science, it’s about control.

Salem 2016

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The Democratic Party continues it’s witch hunt against President Trump. They are still very much upset at the loss of the 2016 election and they will do anything to undo the result.

They wanted Hillary to be President so they could enact policies that would prevent another Republican from ever being elected to the White House again. After all Hillary had stated during her campaign that the greatest threat to American Democracy was the Republican Party. And the Democratic Party wished to end that threat forever.

I would agree with Hillary on this point though. The Republican Party is the greatest threat to American Democracy because they know America is a Republic and not a democracy of any kind. That truth is what the Democratic Party wishes to stamp out.

With Donald Trump becoming President in 2016, that single event forever changed the hopes of the Democratic Party. It was such a blow to their plans that they refuse to accept it. They cannot believe that the American people elected Trump. Especially after the socialist utopia of the Obama Administration. It’s just inconceivable that Hillary did not win the election.

Thus the Democratic Party has shifted the blame. Since it cannot be a failed candidate or the failures of the previous administration. It must be something else. Mass hypnosis, space aliens, mind control lasers. Or the good old standby … Russia.

And because Donald Trump won, he must be guilty of something that got him elected. So he must be conspiring with the Russians. There has been no evidence linking Donald Trump or his campaign to any Russian or space alien conspiracy and the 2016 election. But that just means it hasn’t been found yet. The President is guilty and must prove his innocence to the Democratic Party.

So here we have the same logic behind the Salem Witch Trials and a complete disregard for American judicial history and innocent unless proven guilty. One cannot reason with the madness that infects the Democratic Party on this issue. It is a burning fever and hell bent to destroy the President at any cost.

At this point I am convinced that the Democratic controlled House will launch a new investigation, or simply move towards impeaching the President Trump. They may do both. There is no way to stop them currently so let them hang themselves on this rope.

The House will vote to Impeach President Trump, mostly along party lines. And he will be Impeached. Then the Senate will hold a Trial which is what the Democratic Party and their Leftist followers tend to forget how our system works. The Senate will be the judge of any wrong doing as suggested by the House. Here the Senate will acquit the President bringing this witch hunt to a close.

And these events will have a direct impact on the 2020 elections. The people elected Donald Trump in 2016 and they will do so again in 2020. Along with removing the Leftist Democratic Party from congress.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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With all the discussion of tolerance and the number of genders (Spoiler Alert: still 2), there is a relatively new phenomenon: preferred pronouns. Thanks to Chief Running Mouth, Elizabeth Warren, putting her preferred pronouns on her Twitter profile, the Left had a collective joygasm. Finally, the Democrats were talking about a subject that matters to approximately 0.0000000325% of the population!

What started out as a way for people online to describe what they consider themselves (while at the same time increasing the number of times lesser used letters like X, Y, and Z appear in words) has turned into a social and judicial issue due in no small part to the Left’s use of identity politics. As a result, we now have yet another way to enter the twisted, mixed-up world of Leftist thought.

preferred pronouns

What the Left thinks it means – a way for people to express their sexual preferences and identity, an important statement about one’s self

What it really means – creating more division using stupid means

I’ve often said the Left uses language to control the narrative, but in this case, they’ve invented their own language reminiscent of feminists of the 1990s purposely misspelling words so they didn’t have to use the word “man.” Thanks to websites like Reddit, though, the preferred pronoun movement took off like a rocket. At first, it was pretty harmless, but now it’s gotten downright litigious.

In some states and countries, it is now illegal to use the wrong pronouns if a person tells you what he/she/it prefers you use. And people are okay with this? Unfortunately, the answer is yes because in their minds “misgendering” someone by not using preferred pronouns should be illegal. Even if it’s a 6’4” 280 pound linebacker born Hunk Slabchest whose preferred pronouns are zee/zyr (and, yes, these are actual preferred pronouns, ladies and gentlemen), if Hunk asks you to use them and you fail to, there are now legal punishments. Granted, the people who feel this way tend to overlap with the “words are violence” crowd, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they managed to find a way to make pronouns punishable by the Pronoun Police.

Yeah, maybe I’d take this personal pronoun business a little more seriously if their advocates could spell. And, yes, I’ve seen how you spell in your Tweets. Maybe work on mastering actual pronouns before you tackle the preferred ones, okay?

At the heart of the personal pronoun issue is a need for sexual individuality, which isn’t bad in and of itself. When it gets to the level we’ve reached, though, it goes into the land of delusion and scientific illiteracy. Biology, physiology, anatomy, and other life sciences have shown time and time again there are two genders, male and female. It doesn’t matter what you think or how you feel, that’s pretty much a done deal. You are either male or female at the genetic level. Period. Just because you don’t identify as a member of one of the two genders doesn’t mean you’re not one of them.

This is where preferred pronouns undercut science. By allowing the idea of multiple genders outside of the male/female dynamic, any variation on a theme can be seen as a legitimate gender, thus increasing the number of possible preferred pronouns and creating more potential for misunderstandings, division, and even legal penalties. On the plus side, it also creates the potential for a lot of mockery, but overall it’s not a great idea.

There’s also the potential for psychological damage. Just because you want to be called zyr doesn’t require the world to cater to your will, and those who think it should aren’t helping. They are creating an environment where your feelings trump fact, and that isn’t healthy for anyone, especially not the little zyr they’re coddling. Once you allow yourself to define your own reality irrespective of the reality around you, you have bought into the delusion, and it becomes harder to ween yourself off of it.

The main problem I have with preferred pronouns is one of respect. The people who want us to use them expect us to respect their wishes, but they don’t offer respect in return. If you tell me your personal pronouns and I slip up, forget, or just don’t care to use them, it shouldn’t result in legal action against me. That’s more heavy-handed than Iron Man giving you a high five while holding onto a bar of gold, and probably a lot less painful. I live by a simple philosophy: I will show you the respect you show me until something happens to change that dynamic. If you insist I use your pronouns but you don’t give me time for a learning curve, that’s not respect; that’s dominance in search of deferential coercion. Put in Leftist terms, it’s your privilege and agency attempting to subdue mine.

Guess how likely I will be to use your preferred pronouns in that scenario.

Look, if your entire identity is wrapped up in whether people use the right two or three letter combination to describe you, there is a lot more wrong with you than the whole preferred pronoun thing. If you want to be unique and stand out, focus on what makes you special and share that. Don’t create a weird combination of letters that won’t get counted when used in Words With Friends because it’s a false sense of identity. You are actively self-segregating, which means fewer and fewer people may want to try to get to know you. Eventually, you will become the individual you always wanted to be and you will be lonelier for it.

More stupid Memes

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I see memes and other postings across social media that shows just how ignorant the followers of the Left are when it comes to historical facts and it just makes me want to scream. But it also gives me plenty of opportunity to make a blog post about it and ridicule them.

Generally these false history topic memes and postings are similar to the one below. If it were a bucket it would be without a bottom.

It’s supposed to be about the President Trump’s Tweet against the 4 American hating freshmen members of Congress. You can read more about that false witness here: http://www.bynw.com/president-trump-not-a-racist/

But this meme shows the President on one side with the caption “Go back to where you came from!” Which was the President’s advise to those members of Congress that hate everything about the nation they were elected to serve.

And on the other side of the graphic is an old black and white photo of an American Indian in traditional tribal dress. This has the caption of “So when are you leaving?

Well the President isn’t leaving because he doesn’t hate this nation. That is the reason he told those 4 members of Congress to leave. Context is important to understand what something is about.

And the President comes from New York. When he does leave office in 2024 that is where he will go back to living.

Historically, the American Indian tribes lost the land and are entitled to nothing. They are a conquered people and lost everything under the Right of Conquest. Ownership was changed. Adapt, perish, or war for it back are the only options available.

And to be fair their ancestors, just like the President’s, migrated to this land. Both legally I might add. The American Indian’s warred against other tribes and took their land and spoils of war. It’s simple history.

And A Child Shall Lead. Be Afraid.

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Every so often, an idea will come to a person and it shapes his or her life forever. This is how great inventions, philosophies, and new types of porn get developed. But sometimes the idea leads to darker discoveries, such as cults, violent revolution, and new types of porn.

I had one of these ideas recently, and it doesn’t bode well for the world. The current political landscape is more tattered than pair of cutoffs in a CAT 5 hurricane near a knife factory. People are sniping at each other online and attacking each other in public over differences of opinion. Any middle ground is most likely found at the bottom of a deep chasm between the two sides of an argument.

I got into an online discussion (and by discussion I mean one-sided shouting match with yours truly being the recipient) about Megan Rapinoe and her letting the American flag fall to the ground. I stated my objection to Ms. Rapinoe on this basis and Leftists on the thread thought I was advocating kicking a puppy for fun and profit. Through use of logical fallacies, projecting what they thought I was saying and what my ideological bent was, and a combination of public shaming, vulgarity, and insults, I eventually gave up trying to use reason because it didn’t work the first few times I tried it while correcting and pointing out their logical and factual errors.

Then, it occurred to me the chasm between the Leftists on the thread and me had nothing to do with Left vs. Right, Democrat vs. Republican, Liberals vs. Conservatives, or even Right vs. Wrong. It’s turned into children vs. adults.

The news is full of stories that bear out this observation. Take the recent controversy over Erica Thomas, a Georgia State representative who got chewed out at a Publix grocery store for taking 15 items into the 10 Items or Less lane. (Yes, grammar fans, I know it should be 10 Items or Fewer, but work with me here.) Afterwards, Thomas went to Twitter (the home of online twits) and accused the man who called her out on her lack of grocery etiquette of being racist. She would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those pesky kids…or the guy who Thomas called a racist appearing at a press conference Thomas called to talk about the incident. Since then, Thomas has backtracked, doubled down on her original statements, got the police involved, and watched as her public status took a nosedive faster than a Eric Swalwell’s Presidential hopes.

Now, we can debate the importance of what prompted the verbal altercation until the cows come home, but the larger point is Thomas felt she could get away with it because of who she is. And hopefully soon who she was after she resigns by choice or by demand.

What does this have to do with children vs. adults exactly? Maturity. As immature as it is to verbally accost someone in a supermarket over the number of items in a cart or basket, it’s just as immature to assume you have the authority to do it because you want to do it. Children are some of the most ego-centric people in society (second only to Congresscritters). Everything they do is designed to advance their own self-interest, and when they are denied what they want, their natural instinct is to get emotional and/or make excuses for their behavior.

Remind you of anyone you know, Ms. Thomas?

If this were an isolated incident, we might be okay, but it’s not. If you look around at the stories big and small, I’ll bet you can find more than a few instances of the adults vs. children mindset. Prepubescent drag queens, the Fight for $15 movement, Antifa and its media supporters, Megan Rapinoe and the American flag, Colin Kaepernick and the Betsy Ross Nikes, boycotts of conservative (or seemingly conservative) businesses for not towing the Leftist line, deplatforming speakers, doxing known opponents to Leftist causes, people confronting conservative members of Congress and the Trump Administration, and many, many more, all of which boils down to adults vs. children.

So, how do we fix this? I’m not sure we can anymore. We may have passed the point of no return, thus guaranteeing this is a one-way trip. The best advice I can give is to act like adults, regardless of where you fall on the ideological spectrum, because the appeal of being free from responsibility while maintaining an unwavering belief that our word and feelings are law is very strong. Like the Leftists in the online discussion about Megan Rapinoe, the children need to gang up on you so you relent, but that doesn’t mean you have to, especially when it’s something that is clearly wrong. No matter how often they badger you or tell you that you’re wrong, know that they are trying to appeal to your need to be part of a group, to be accepted. Trust me, being accepted into some groups is worse than being alone.

In the meantime, we have to be careful because we’re not dealing with rational, mature people most of the time. We are dealing with people whose entire worldviews are predicated on the notion that all men and women are created equally inferior to them, and they will get nasty. They need you to take the bait so they can drag you down to their level where they have the home field advantage. But not every battle needs to be waged online, in public, or in private. Just know the children are running the asylum right now, so we need to be careful. There is a reason so many Leftists were shocked at the 2016 Presidential election, and it’s because there were a lot of Trump supporters who silently listened to the rhetoric and decided to pull the lever for Donald Trump. And with the Left acting more and more childish by the day, 2020 is starting to shape up to be another pity party for the Left.

Robert Mueller, Redefined

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee had former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller up to Capitol Hill to testify about his investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. At least, that’s what it was billed as, but in actuality it was closer to a live action recreation of the Hindenburg, but without the humor.

During the testimony, we saw a different side of Mueller. What was once the beacon of truth, justice, and the American Way was seen as weak, incompetent, and otherwise spent after 2-plus years of investigating the same issue and coming up as close to empty as you can get without delving into Rep. Ted Lieu’s self-awareness territory. Although both sides are doing their best to spin the testimony in a way that exonerates/condemns the President, I saw something else.

I saw someone used by the Left for their own benefit without concern about the implications.

For those of you jumping to the conclusion I’m about to go off on a long diatribe about Mueller’s honor and service to this country as a means to defend him, relax for a minute. My internal jury is still out on whether he’s as honorable as advertised or if he was in on the Trump-Russia delusion from the jump. What I do know is he isn’t the confident man we saw early on in this bad political telenovela. Today, we saw him, human and flawed.

Leftists are notorious for latching onto a personality that can be used for partisan purposes, using said personality, and then dropping him or her when the political benefits have run their course. Remember Cindy Sheehan? She was the David Hogg of the first George W. Bush term. You couldn’t swing a dead cat (and, really, why would you) without hearing about her. Then, as soon as she challenged Nancy Pelosi for her House seat, Sheehan became persona non grata. The same can be said of Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson (husband of the aforementioned CIA Barbie), James and Susan MacDougal, Walter Mondale, and countless others.

And I get the feeling Mueller is the latest addition to that list.

The Left used him in a two-fold manner. First, they relied on his military career and past to try to diffuse any criticisms about his duties as Special Prosecutor. They also pointed out he was a Republican, which means as much to me as what color hair he had as a boy. Through these tactics, the Left set up what they consider to be a perfect shield against criticism. However, it’s not. It’s actually a logical fallacy called Appeal to Authority, which, in short, is when someone tries to refute a point by pointing at someone’s stature, regardless of whether it has any bearing on the subject at hand. (See global climate change for a great example of this.) It’s great that Mueller served in the Marine Corps and spent years serving the country, but neither one disqualifies him from criticism when he did a bad job. Judging from his performance on Capitol Hill today, Mueller should be ready to get an earful.

Through the Appeal to Authority, Leftists elevated Mueller to god level and knew he would find something on which to charge President Trump. When the Mueller Report was about to come out and it didn’t appear as though it was going to net anything juicy, the Left downgraded their expectations to retain their adoration, which lead to today’s disastrous hearing that did more damage to the Left and Mueller than it did to the Trump Administration.

Soon, the Left will use Mueller in a second manner, that of a scapegoat. In a Leftist’s mind, nothing is ever his or her fault. It’s always the work of some devious forces working against him/her. The focus of the seemingly failed Trump impeachment is bound to switch from Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats to Mueller, if for no other reason than because he failed to get Trump impeached. And that’s a failure the Left cannot let stand under any circumstances.

If you’re reading this, Mr. Mueller, know the long knives may be coming out for you very soon from people who held you in high esteem until you couldn’t deliver on their partisan fantasies. It’s nothing personal against you…okay, they’ll make it personal because you hurt their feelings by not finding anything for which to charge their Public Enemy #1. And the sad part is you were either an unwitting dupe or a willing participant, neither of which will help you escape this trap of your own making, at least in part.

And that may be the most puzzling part of all this. If you were an unwitting dupe, how can we trust your judgment and findings in light of this? (And from where I sit, your testimony today did you no favors in trying to dissuade people from seeing you as a dupe.) And if you were a willing participant, you lied or let others lie on your behalf by omission, which taints the results of your investigation and ruins your credibility even worse than your testimony today did. In either case, you might want to lie low as soon as you can and hope someone else ruins his or her credibility with all the grace of a belly flop into a hotel pool at spring break.

But don’t worry. With all the clowns in Washington DC who ran this Impeachment-Palooza dud, I’m sure someone will supplant you in no time!