All sorts of excuses are being made, but inflation seems to be hovering around 20 percent. There seem to be all sorts of shortages.
When I was on my lobster trip to South Florida, we ate at Frigates in West Palm Beach. They were out of hogfish and lobster. Seafood restaurants all over the country are reporting shortages and higher prices.
My wife and I went to Longhorn steakhouse on Friday. They were out of strip steaks and lava cake.
Let’s say that the police want to search your home, but they don’t have the probable cause needed to get a warrant. So to solve this “problem” they come up with a plan. They have a criminal on speed dial who they recently caught committing a burglary do them a favor in exchange for the cops not arresting them. In this case, the burglar breaks into your house then anonymously calls the police to report seeing a dead body in the home. Or perhaps bomb making material. It doesn’t matter what he claims to have seen. This call falls under one of the exceptions that would allow the police to enter your home.
That’s a dick move, right? Would you consider that to be a violation of your Constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure? In this case, the police didn’t have the legal ability to search your home, so they got another person to do it on their behalf.
The “liberal” or “progressive” stance has always been that free speech is only about state suppression, not about private companies or individuals.
The argument has always been that Facebook/Twitter/Google etc. are private companies that have every right to decide what appears on their platforms. Of course, if the state is actively instructing the private companies on what to remove…that argument crumbles to dust.
Now do a little thinking and let me know what other Constitutional rights are being subverted because the government has enlisted others to do the violating.
One thing that is completely ignored by this cartoon is that the three people peering over the fence are watching the game without having paid for admission. In other words, the three in the picture are stealing the labor of the baseball players, in that they are receiving their labor without having paid for it.
Even ignoring that, this is a poor example. In economics, there are no boxes that people can stand on. The additional height that is provided by the box must come from somewhere. A more accurate creation of the differences would be to dig a hole under the tall person’s feet, and use the fill dirt to create a mound upon which the others would then stand.
With all of that, this ‘equity’ movement is being taught to our children. It is being forced upon us through corporate culture. Overly simplified, it ignores reality in favor of a pipe dream where everyone gets to watch free baseball. In other words, our schools are teaching communism. Sure, they will deny it, but that is the essence of communism.
They begin with a premise: that some group or another is the recipient of an unfair advantage. Let’s call that group the bourgeoisie. They have an unfair advantage in that they own the means of producing and creating wealth and are concerned with the value of their property and the preservation of capital to ensure the perpetuation of their economic supremacy. In other words, they have made it and are now using the laws of society to keep everyone else from making it. They have gotten rich and are staying rich by ensuring that poor people stay poor.
They do this through two means:
One group of the bourgeoisie steals wealth by forcing the workers to build things for low wages (employers).
The second group of the bourgeoisie steals wealth by charging the workers rent for either property (landlords) or money (bankers).
Let’s contrast them with the second group: Let’s call them the proletariats. The proletariat are forced to accept low wages in return for operating the means of production, which belong to business owners, the bourgeoisie. In this way, the bourgeoisie steal the property of the proletariat by forcing them to work for low wages, then taking those wages away by charging interest and rent for property that they own.
Now let’s mix in a racial component to make the picture complete. The white man is the source of all of the troubles of POC. You see, whites stole this land from the peace loving POC, then through the use of slavery, built the entire nation. Now that they are all bourgeoisie, the whites have set up this system to keep themselves rich, and the proletariat poor.
The only way to fix this, is to place whites at a disadvantage to the point where we all can watch the baseball game together. Does this sound familiar? It sounds remarkably like the speeches of Adolf Hitler, who blamed the Jews for all of the problems of the Aryan Nation.
I have seen this movie before. It always ends with box cars and systemic extermination of the bourgeoisie. Make no mistake, the war has begun. Whether you want it or not, it’s here.
As for me, I won’t be loaded into a box car, nor will my wife.
I leave you with the words of the rock band Rush:
The end was begun, it would hit everyone When the chain reaction was done The big shots try to hold it back Fools try to wish it away The hopeful depend on a world without end Whatever the hopeless may say
The press calls them a militia group intent on overthrowing the government, claiming that they organized a coup on January 6. The ADL says that they are “a large but loosely organized collection of right-wing anti-government extremists who are part of the militia movement, which believes that the federal government has been coopted by a shadowy conspiracy that is trying to strip American citizens of their rights.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says that the Oathkeepers are “one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today.”
They are none of those things. I wrote about them in 2010, long before they were in the national spotlight. As a patriot and a first responder who has taken the oath multiple times, the basis for the Oathkeepers was one I could support:
We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”
We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
So to those on the left: Which of the preceding points do you disagree? What makes those the goals of a right wing terrorist organization?
A Daytona Beach Police officer radioed that he was checking out a suspicious vehicle. That was the last heard from him. He didn’t answer a routine radio check, and fellow officers found him with a gunshot wound to the head. He remains in critical condition.
The police soon released body cam video. There is now a nationwide manhunt for the shooter, which the FBI has joined. The wanted man is Othal Wallace, who is known to be a member of the New Black Panther Party and the Not Fucking Around Coalition, the black terrorist group that wants to take over Texas, a group I have blogged about before. Here he is at two different NFAC events:
According to a Facebook post by attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, Wallace also recently joined the New Black Panther Party. Shabazz, in a now-deleted June 15 post, “I would like to welcome the young warrior O-Zone Wallace into the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense under our new leadership. Brother O-Zone, a Florida man, is a good man with serious field experience. Brother O-Zone respects me and my history and I respect him. I predict Brother Warrior O-Zone Wallace will be instrumental in the re-building of the New Black Panther Party and the entire movement at large.”
Killed directly by political violence since May 26, 2020: 34
Below is a listing of those killed as a result of ongoing political violence. Manner of death and affiliation, if known, is listed. Yet another big job that may not be comprehensive and may have errors. Sorry, difficult to get the truth in some cases.
May 27, 2020
Calvin Horton Jr. Minneapolis killed by BLM/Antifa
May 30, 2020:
Chris Beaty, shot by BLM/Antifa forces in Indianapolis
Dorian Murrell, shot Indianapolis, maybe apolitical street violence
James Scurlock Omaha- BLM/Antifa shot while engaged in looting.
Barry Perkins St Louis, run over by FedEx truck while blocking road as a part of BLM/Antifa
Dave Patrick Underwood shot in Underwood, CA. Federal Security Guard
May 31, 2020:
Marvin Francois Kansas City, shot and killed by BLM/Antifa
John Tiggs, Chicago area shot by apparent BLM/Antifa forces
Myqwon Blanchard Chicago area shot by apparent BLM/Antifa forces
June 1, 2020
David McAtee, Louisville, BLM//Antifa, shot by National Guard
Italia Kelly, Davenport, IA shot during ambush by fellow BLM/Antifa member
Marquis Tousant, Davenport, IA, shot during ambush by fellow BLM/Antifa member
Jorge Gomez member of BLM/Antifa, shot by Las Vegas police. A police officer was shot in the head at the same incident, but was not killed
Jose Gutierrez shot by BLM/Antifa in Cicero, Ill.
Victor Cazares Jr. shot by BLM/Antifa in Cicero, Ill.
June 2, 2020:
David Dorn. shot by BLM/Antifa forces in St. Louis.
Unidentified male. in Philadelphia BLM/Antifa, shot while looting.
Unidentified male. in Philadelphia BLM/Antifa, killed by his own explosives while trying to blow open an ATM
Sean Monterrosa. in Vallejo, Calif. BLM/Antifa, shot by police
June 5, 2020:
Javar Harrell. Detroit. Shot.
June 7, 2020:
Robert Forbes. in Bakersfield, Calif. Hit by a car while engaged in blocking a road as a member of BLM/Antifa
June 20, 2020:
Horace Anderson. in Seattle autonomous zone. Shot. BLM/Antifa
June 27, 2020:
Tyler Gerth. Louisville. Journalist killed by BLM/Antifa member
June 29, 2020:
Antonio Mays Jr. in Seattle. Shot in the autonomous zone. BLM/Antifa
July 3, 2020:
Summer Taylor. Seattle. Struck by vehicle while engaged in blocking a highway as a part of BLM/Antifa forces.
July 4, 2020:
Secoriea Turner. in Atlanta. Age 8. Killed when her vehicle was ambushed by BLM/Antifa in a roadblock
July 5, 2020
Jessica Doty-Whitaker ambushed, shot by BLM/Antifa members
July 25, 2020
Garrett Foster. BLM/Antifa member shot when he pointed an AK at an armed off duty soldier working as an Uber driver
August 25, 2020
Joseph Rosenbaum BLM/Antifa member killed in a firefight by Kyle Rittenhouse
Anthony Huber, BLM/Antifa member killed in a firefight by Kyle Rittenhouse
August 29, 2020:
Aaron Danielson MAGA in Portland. Shot and killed in an ambush by Reinoehl.
September 3, 2020:
Michael Reinoehl Near Seattle, WA. Suspect in Danielson killing, was shot by police. BLM/Antifa member.
October 10, 2020
Lee Keltner Denver had MAGA ties shot and killed by an “unlicensed security guard” with ties to Antifa
I am adding a new page to the links at the top of this blog. It is my intent to track the violent acts that are being perpetrated by the BLM/Antifa folks. If any of you have any stories or news about insurgent violence, let me know in the comments there. Thanks.
Here are my proposals for rating the various zones. In order from least to most danger:
Zone 1: Increased vigilance and awareness These cities are ones where violent leftist extremists are known to have caused political violence in the past.
Zone 2: Risk of Violent protests with local official cooperation
Zone 2 cites have seen recent violence, with local authorities either refusing to intervene or even actively assisting those committing violent acts.
Zone 3: Deadly force used by insurgents in at least one incident
Zone three cities are areas where violent protests and riots have taken place and the rioters have employed deadly force with little to no attempt at mitigating response from local authorities.
Zone 4: Disputed Territory
Zone 4 zones are those where deadly force has been used to kill and/or seriously injure anyone who the insurgents feel are not sufficiently sympathetic or supportive of their goals. Government authority has either effectively or openly sided with the insurgents and is providing them with active support.
Zone 5: Occupied Zones Areas in zone 5 are areas where the government has ceded or lost all control and/or has openly declared that they cannot and will not provide basic government services like police, fire, and EMS. These areas are completely out of legitimate governmental control and can best be described as being behind enemy lines.
Let’s begin by assuming that every blue county contains significant numbers of violent communists and work from there.
The BLM/Antifa people have organized and designed their protests to take advantage of the rules that society and the police have. They do things the way that they do, and they are as effective as they are because the rules say that society and the police MUST respond in a certain way. They know that they can do what they do, because they know that there are no real repercussions for their actions.
But what happens when the rules change? What if there were a group of people who decided that they have had enough? Or what happens if they export their violent bullshit into an area where the locals DON’T do what is expected of them? In other words, when people have had enough and the switch gets flipped, what then?
Read this article, think about the tactics they have used so far, then come back here. Go ahead, I will wait right here until you are done.
So hear me out. It seems to me like there are a couple of glaring weaknesses here. One is, as a crowdsourced movement, they announce their actions ahead of time, so the followers know where they are needed for the next peaceful protest. Suppose that some opponent knew this, and then used that foreknowledge to prepare the area. Say, an old junk car filled with ANFO, parked next to the location, left there the day before. It could be command detonated, or could simply self initiate when tampered with. To ensure that it is tampered with, it could be covered in Trump or “Blue Line” stickers.
Or suppose some belligerent found out the location of the REAL attack, the one that the main demonstration was intended to be the distraction for, and simply set up an ambush? Say, three or four guys with firepower that would open up on the Antifa unit. These ambushers could be backed up with a fire support team, just in case the ambush team ran into something unexpected and needed covering fire to disengage. Antifa shows up to vandalize a police station while the cops are busy on the other side of town, and as soon as they begin their attack, some unknown party opens fire on them from a nearby building. Four or five of them are shot, and the shooters disappear, only leaving 100 or so pieces of generic factory brass behind.
Use your imagination. How much would such a rule change send a message? What would follow?
For those who read this blog last year while it was still on blogger, you may remember the “Danger Zones” list– the list of places where BLM/Antifa insurgents had gotten violence. Many of the cities that saw violence last year have calmed down since the election and the list isn’t applicable any longer.
However, in light of the reports coming out of Portland detailing how Antifa is pulling drivers out of vehicles at gunpoint, I still think that the advice for Zones 4 and 5 applies, with slightly modified definitions:
Zone 5: Occupied Zones Areas in zone 5 are areas where the government has ceded or lost all control and has openly declared that they cannot and will not provide basic government services like police, fire, and EMS. These areas are completely out of governmental control and can best be described as being behind enemy lines. Anyone in this area is advised to leave immediately, even if this means abandoning property.
Zone 4 zones are those where deadly force has been used to kill and/or seriously injure anyone who the insurgents feel are not sufficiently sympathetic or supportive of their goals. Government authority has either effectively or openly sided with the insurgents and is providing them with active support. Anyone in these areas is advised that violence is occurring and will continue to occur in these areas, and for this reason the area should be avoided. Use of force in self defense will result in arrest. Anyone living in or near these areas is advised to leave as soon as arrangements can be made.
Oregon and Washington: The entire Interstate 5 corridor from the Canadian border south to Eugene, Oregon, with the exception of Portland (which is a Zone 5).