No More Comments at The Saint Louis Post Dispatch

The editors at The Saint Louis Post Dispatch have decided that they want to have “a meaningful discussion about race.” And they are so serious about this that they are going to refuse to listen to their readers about it. They are turning off their comments in the hope of elevating the level of conversation.

Seriously. They really said that.

Now stop laughing. No, I mean it. Stop laughing. STOP LAUGHING. Don’t you understand that you are too stupid to comment on these sorts of serious matters? Didn’t you listen to Gruber talk about you little people? Really, this is why the elites don’t want to listen to you people. You just have far too many opinions that have not been approved by all of those smart people who went to Harvard, Yale and Princeton. You know, the people who have been running the country into the ground for the last decade or so?

But of course this is what happens when the left runs an institution, in this case the news media. Their ideology and belief system is so brittle that it cannot withstand any close examination or criticism. And in the age of new media the left cannot stand up to those who push back on their agenda in the comment section of an editorial. The comments apparently are not going the way that they had planned when it comes to the issue of Ferguson. And so the little people have to be silenced, at least on the Saint Louis Post Dispatch editorial page.

Fortunately for us, we don’t have to be silent. We can have our say right here and in thousands of other locations around the net. The true story of Ferguson has gotten out and is understood by those of us not bound by the narrow parameters of politically correct speech. On this topic and any other you care to name, the alternative media allows us to have our say and to go around and over the self-appointed guardians of the old media like those at the Post Dispatch. They use to have the power to stop opinions and facts that were inconvenient, but no more. Now you can read those dangerous ideas right here and in countless other places. And there is nothing they can do to keep you silent if you choose to speak.

You can’t stop the signal. You can never stop the signal.

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Rioters Get a Pass, Oathkeeps Not So Much

This is a story from the Saint Louis Post Dispatch in which we find that if you want to help protect people’s lives and property from an out of control mob, the police will use all of the force at their disposal to prevent you from doing so. A group of citizens known as the Oath-keepers have been trying to provide security in Ferguson for property owners, but the state, which seems incapable of stopping the rioters or maintaining order, seems quite eager to stop people from defending themselves or their property and has forced them to cease and desist. It is a sad day in our nation when the police protect the mob from the law-abiding citizens.

In fact, they are volunteers affiliated with a 35,000-member national organization called Oath Keepers. Yale Law School graduate and libertarian Stewart Rhodes said by telephone from Montana that he founded the group in 2009 to protect constitutional rights, including those of protesters confronted by what he described as overly militarized police.

Police questioned group members early in the week and allowed them to stay. But Saturday, after media inquiries, St. Louis County police officers ordered the Oath Keepers to leave the rooftops.

Threatened with arrest for operating without a license, the volunteers argued but eventually left their positions early Saturday, Rhodes said.

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Obama Has Checked Out

Of late there have been a number of people who are saying that The Chicago Jesus™ has checked out. He is bored. He is no longer interested in being President and doesn’t want the job any longer. He seems to be interested only in golfing, vacations and giving speeches at fund-raising events. But running the country, insofar as he ever was doing so, is not a priority. And apparently people on both sides of the political divide are saying this. Republicans are saying it out loud; most Democrats are saying it behind closed doors. But everyone who is not in a coma has noticed that Obama seems not to be interested in the job at this point and is golfing his way through the rest of his term while the world is on fire.

And make no mistake; the world is indeed running off the rails as it always does when American leadership is absent. And with a leftist in charge, that is what you always get. The Islamists are running wild in the Middle East. The Russians have invaded Ukraine. The Chinese are threatening Japan. The Iranians are working on their Bomb. The economy is lackluster at best. Millions are out of work. Millions have lost their health care. The southern border is out of control. The NSA is spying on you. The IRS is targeting you. The Bureau of Land Management wants to steal you cows. The list goes on and on. And the liberal’s President (not my President) is on permanent vacation.

If you are a liberal this has got to be a bit disturbing. Not exactly what you signed up for; the collapse of world order while Chauncey Gardner works on his putting style. But that’s where we are at present. The question is what do we do for the next two years? Conservatives, Independents and even some Democrats are going to have to come up with some sort of answer to this question and soon because the world won’t go away and things are getting more dicey by the day.

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Rick Perry’s Border

One of the problems that we have as conservatives is that leadership in the Republican party often says one thing and then does another. So it is with Rick Perry. I recently had an on-line discussion with another conservative from Texas who is convinced that Gov. Perry is doing everything he can to deal with the illegal immigration on the southern border. But with a little digging I find that Gov. Perry has himself been a contributor to the ongoing problems down there by putting into place policies that encourage the illegals to come here in the first place. For the foreseeable future, much of the Republican leadership will be of this sort, with just a few exceptions. But we will have little choice but to vote for them because the alternatives are worse.

From Breitbart.com we get this op-ed that details the policies of Rick Perry that have helped to make the situation at the Texas border worse that it had to be. So sad. Below is a pull quote from the story, but go and read the whole thing yourself. It is vital that conservatives know just what they are getting when they vote for any politician. We cannot afford to be unaware of the flaws of these people, even if we end up having to vote them into office.

Perry vigorously defends his DREAM Act, which gives in-state tuition breaks and taxpayer funded grants to illegals to attend Texas colleges. In this August 2001 speech to the Border Summit, Perry bragged about signing the Texas DREAM Act into law, “We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, ‘we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.’ And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.”

Who can forget Perry’s statement in one of the early 2011 GOP Presidential primary debates when he said that those who disagree with him on this issue “have no heart at all”?

The Perry position, added to President Obama’s green light, spells “come on in”.

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Hope, Change & Scabies

The news from our southern border is becoming more and more distressing. The Obama regime has opened up the border and is deliberately flooding our country with illegal aliens. Once they are across the border, the regime quickly scoops them up and redistributes them across the country as fast as they can without making any attempt to send them back or even to screen them for the many diseases that they are bringing into this country.

It is clear that the American people have no desire for uncontrolled illegal immigration to this country, yet our political class has been pushing for this since at least the Bush administration. You may recall that president Bush tried and failed to promote an amnesty program during his term. The American people, who instinctively know, at least on this issue, that the political class is waging a war against them, pushed that effort back. But the progressives in both parties are damaged and deranged and they don’t stop trying to destroy you, the American people. Like the walking dead, they keep coming back.

If you are a citizen of this country, you need to understand that you are being replaced. The political class doesn’t trust you to vote for them and corporations tied to the political class are hungry for workers who will take your job and do it for far less. This is a war being waged on you, the middle class of America, in order to replace you. Illegal aliens are being injected into this country to undermine its traditional solid middle class because the middle class tends to vote against what the political class now wants.

The political class that we have today in Washington at the federal level has become a law unto itself. Forget about party identification. This isn’t about whether you have an “R” or a “D” after your name. The elites in both parties are in on this. Their reasons may differ a bit, but in the end they want this because you, the American citizen, are a bother. You stand in the way as far as they are concerned. You don’t want unlimited immigration. You don’t want socialism and you don’t want to give up your standard of living to become just another third world shit hole. And that is why the political class wants to replace you with people who have no allegiance to what this country stands for and no loyalty to you.

They will change the character of the country by virtue of their numbers and because they have come from places where the culture of capitalism, freedom and individualism are unknown. They are used to and expect a big, intrusive state that controls every aspect of their existence and they will continue to vote for that kind of state when they are brought here. They will bring their problems with them. They will bring their poverty and crime with them. They are bringing their diseases with them. They will bring their voting habits with them. And they will change the country into something that you no longer recognize. The political class knows this, and that is a big part of why they want this flood of illegal aliens. The political class has decided that you can be replaced, and they are moving to do just that as quickly as they think they can get away with it. The question is, will you notice it before it becomes irreversible and what will you do to stop it.

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Numbers USA Relocation Map

Numbers USA has put together a map to show where Obama wants to relocate all of the invading illegal alien hoards who will be replacing you as new citizens. They do good work so give them a donation if you can afford it.

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Obama the Betrayer

At The American Thinker author James Lewis brings us this essay in which he tries to summarize all of the damage that Obama and his leftist goons are doing, not just to the US but all around the world. It is a long and depressing list. When we look around the world today we see order collapsing into violence and chaos. And all of this can be explained by looking at the policies of the hard left and their fantasy desire for a socialist utopia. To say that they are deluded and disconnected from reality would be generous. They are a danger to all normal people. But unfortunately too many regular people continue to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they mean well. If you want to understand what is going on in American and elsewhere you need to accept that the left desires chaos as a prelude to their perfect society that will magically rise from the ashes of the old world.

We can now see these toxic forces converging in the purposeful sabotage of our southern border. The Sinaloa cartel is the biggest drug cartel in Chicago, and it received weapons from our DOJ during the “Fast and Furious” smuggling program. Valerie Jarrett met with “immigration activists” (like La Raza) in the weeks before the assault on our border. Iran’s terrorist arm Hezb’allah has agents colluding with drug mafias and people smuggling all over South America. Breaking down our southern borders serves all three.

It’s impossible to know where Obama has done the most damage – at home or abroad. The Middle East is now breaking down into that much-feared regional war, with Russia, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq converging on the Saudi- and Qatar-supported murder gangs of ISIS and ISIL, which now number in the tens of thousands. To add to the turmoil, the United States has helped to supply and train AQ barbarians in Jordan and Turkey, to join their bloodstained brothers wherever they decide to strike next.

All these bloody disasters can be attributed to U.S. and European policies in support of Islamofascist radicals. Jimmy Carter allowed Ayatollah Khomeini to take power in Iran, which is now within weeks of possessing a nuclear bomb. Western politicians like Jacques Chirac enabled Saddam Hussein in Europe and the U.N., leading directly to suicidal immigration flows of millions of Muslims from the badlands of Pakistan to all the capitals of Europe. The EU supported the Turkish Islamofascist party of Recip Erdoğan, now fighting the Turkish Salafist party. The Clintons failed to pursue Osama bin Laden after the first World Trade Center bombing in New York in 1993. Major money flows have been going from the ultra-radical Muslim Brotherhood to the Carter and Clinton centers.

But it took Obama to betray Egypt’s Mubarak, the single greatest pillar of peace in the Middle East for four decades. It was Obama who overthrew Gaddafi, and dissolved Libya into a bloody civil war that still continues. It was Obama who directed Ambassador Stevens to smuggle vast quantities of Libyan arms to the Syrian rebels, including the worst of the worst, the Al Nusrah gang, which killed children in the Christian village of Ma’aloula. It was Obama who supported the rise of the MBs in Egypt – the very people who assassinated Anwar Sadat forty years ago for making peace with Israel. Today, it is Obama who is preparing to surrender Afghanistan to the woman-hating Taliban, and who is refusing to help our U.S.-promoted Baghdad government to ward off the latest assault by primitive savages.

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Hobby Lobby and Natural Rights

You may have heard that the left is having a hissy fit due to the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case.  In fact a number of cases lately have gone against the administration of The Chicago Jesus™ such that the left is having a spasm of terror and angst that their drive to destroy the American system might be in doubt. One must of course remain determined and cautiously optimistic that this is the case in order to continue the fight to protect and defend the values that make America the unique and amazing country that it has been and, with luck, will be again. In the meantime we continue to push back against the leviathan wherever we can.

At the most basic level the court held that Obama-Fuhrer-Care constitutes the imposition of a religion with respect to its blind requirement that small businesses provide Obama mandated birth control methods regardless of that business’s specific religious beliefs. The left apparently did not consider that this would not even have been an issue if Obama and the left didn’t insist on pushing their religious beliefs into our bedrooms whether we wanted them or not. Thus the court found that the solution to their religious bigotry (the bigotry of the left that is) was to get their sexually obsessed paws out of our bedrooms and our wallets. The court held that Hobby Lobby did not have to provide those methods of birth control that were in conflict with the religious beliefs of the owners. That is to say, business owners have 1st Amendment rights and the court upheld them. The left is going apoplectic because this upsets their perfectly planned utopia in which all are equally miserable and dominated by the leviathan state.

For this is one of the most important things you must understand about the left. They do not allow you to opt out. They speak endlessly about choice and tolerance, but the only choices they allow you are the ones that they approve. They are tolerant only of those views that they espouse. Their vision of the perfect Utopian society does not grant choice because that would disturb their carefully crafted vision. The left’s perfect society is one wherein the self-selected elites make all decisions and manage all outcomes. There can be no room for individual choice or action; no space for individual dreams and hopes. The all-powerful state governs all hopes, dreams, plans and choices. There can be no room for variance in the perfectly planned society. No, every square centimeter of your life must be under their control lest society become a whirlwind of chaos and unplanned outcomes.

It is a leftist point of view, which is incorrect of course, that rights derive from statutes. They do not. No law written by congress or upheld by the courts can grant rights. Rights, by which we mean individual rights, are granted by God, or natural law if you like. They are a priori; that is, they precede any deductions we make about how they are to be applied. They exist prior to and are above any simple law that we can write. Thus all laws must logically be subordinate to these rights. Therefore the Bill of rights does not grant rights; it recognizes them. It acknowledges their a priori existence that cannot be removed or legitimately revoked.

When the left complains about the court in the manner we see here, what they are really saying is that they are concerned that the courts might deviate from the leftist view of manufactured “rights” that we have seen in the last century and return to the more traditional view of rights that I mention above. For the last century progressives of the left have sought to undermine the traditional understanding of natural rights as derived from natural law, an understanding that goes back centuries, in favor of the leftist re-definition of rights as created by statute that we have seen only since the inception of the leftist attack on the American system. The reasons for this are obvious. If rights can be mass produced on a leftist assembly line like so many cans of soup, then the real rights that we have had can be slowly undermined and devalued like a disintegrating currency. The left complains here because they recognize that the courts, however imperfectly, are acknowledging this older and more philosophically sound conception of natural rights as derived from a higher order and inviolate with respect to the leftist’s desire to re-design society to better fit their Utopian plans. The left complains that the court ignores precedent, but only the more recent precedent that serves the leftist agenda and not the more ancient understanding of rights as inalienable, on which our system is founded.

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A Well Intentioned Madness

I caught a bit of Glenn Beck on TV this morning as I was getting ready for work and found that he was blubbering about the people invading our southern border. Beck was not worried about the damage they are doing to the country or to the people who live down in those parts. No, he was worried about the suffering of the illegal aliens who are piling up by the thousands expecting all of the rest of us to give them a hand out. To say that I am sick of this kind of thing is a bit of an understatement. I know that Beck thinks he is being benevolent. But even a guy as smart as he is can sometimes be a real dummy.  Sorry Glen, but providing charity to these people is not the right thing to do. Not this time.

It is important to understand what we are dealing with here. These people are weapons being used against American citizens by a malevolent and criminal administration. To help them in this context is to give aid and comfort to the enemy. And make no mistake; this President and his administration is our enemy. Obama does not like us. He is not one of us and he does not believe in the America that the rest of us know and love. He means to destroy it if he can, and he will use any and all means at his disposal. Is there anything that he has done that did not harm the country and we the people? If you can’t think of anything, that is your answer. No, these people have to be sent back. It is not we who are turning these people into political pawns. It is not we who are using them to advance an agenda. It is not we who allow people to die and then go golfing. Put the blame where it belongs. Obama is a bad man who is doing bad things. Stop helping him. Stop cooperating with his plans. Stop giving him cover. Let the world and America see him for what he really is. Send these refugees back to their home countries where they belong and lay the blame on the man responsible for all of this madness.

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Obama’s Illegal Alien Refugee Censorship

Because The Elite Media Monoculture is snuggled right up there in Obama’s crotch area all nice and cozy, you may not know that on our southern border hoards of illegal alien refugees are flooding into the country and that the administration apparently couldn’t be happier about it. Governments in Mexico and other parts of Central and South America have been putting out the word that Obama has opened up the borders and it’s time to make a run for American territory before the adults get back home and stop the party.

The Daily Caller reports the story here. In the story we find that Obama is trying very hard to conceal the truth about what is happening and why by controlling the information that can be recorded by our own representatives. Once again we have an example of an Imperial President who thinks that the rules don’t apply to him. A President has no constitutional authority to forbid individuals their first amendment rights regarding public government facilities that are not classified. These locations are paid for with tax dollars and the citizens have a right to know what goes on there. But the Obama regime insists on keeping the truth from you so that you will not object and try to stop them from doing this.

And it stands to reason that this attempt to censor information about these events is due to the fact that the American people would be most disturbed by a flood of illegal aliens into the country deliberately brought here by this administration. One might think that perhaps our elite classes think that it might be a good idea to supplant the regular American citizens with a new population that will be more likely to vote to keep the ruling class in power. And of course a new slave class would be to their liking since poor and uneducated people are less likely to question their masters when their livelihood depends on keeping quiet.

And judging from the photo below, I think we can safely say that these illegals don’t really care that much what you think. They just care about the money that they are going to sponge off of you.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles.

The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller.

The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children who came to the U.S. without their parents. The minors, who hail mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, are being called “Unaccompanied Children,” or UACs.

Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:

No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)
No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later.
No interacting with staff and children at the shelter.
We will provide photos of the facility after the tour.
During the tour, ”the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis,” the email invitation reads.

But one congressional staffer invited to tour the facility called the planned tours “a dog and pony show.”

“Don’t talk to anyone, don’t record anything you might happen to see, but come visit us and we’ll give you a sanitized story with only the photos and accounts we want you to have,” said the staffer, who requested anonymity.

One more thing. My grandparents (on my father’s side) came from Mexico around the turn of the last century and they certainly did not feel or act in this way. They were grateful to become Americans. They wanted to come here to take part in the American dream. I think they would have been embarrassed to see people acting in this way. I know that not all people who have a Latin American background are like this. Many of my relatives, particularly some of my cousins, would agree with me that this sort of thing is both distasteful and wrong.

I know I do.

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Confessions of a Public Defender

Here is something that I meant to post a while back. In this essay Michael Smith describes himself as both a liberal and a public defender in a large southern city. Like many liberals he started out with the best of intentions and a host of presumptions about how the world ought to be. But over time reality has provided him with ample evidence that his liberal views are lacking. And in fact his disappointment with the harsh and unbending nature of  the world comes though loud and clear in this post that looks at the racial nature of crime.

Crime in this country is committed by a specific slice of the population and sadly that slice is mostly black. Mr. Smith describes here the daily experience that he sees in his job and how that has changed his perceptions from what they once were to what they are now.

I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites.

I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes. In my many years as a public defender I have represented only three Asians, and one was half black.

As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. Actual black behavior was a shock to me.

The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day. I have now served thousands of blacks and their families, protecting their rights and defending them in court. What follow are my observations.

Although blacks are only a small percentage of our community, the courthouse is filled with them: the halls and gallery benches are overflowing with black defendants, families, and crime victims. Most whites with business in court arrive quietly, dress appropriately, and keep their heads down. They get in and get out–if they can–as fast as they can. For blacks, the courthouse is like a carnival. They all seem to know each other: hundreds and hundreds each day, gossiping, laughing loudly, waving, and crowding the halls.

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Signs and Portents

In a stunning upset Eric Cantor has lost his primary run to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. It should be noted that Cantor outspent Brat by a nearly 20 to 1 margin. Cantor raised over 5 million dollars to Brat’s two hundred thousand. If money were all that a political race was about, then Cantor would have coasted to an easy victory. But that’s not what happened. Clearly a strong message has been sent to the Republican establishment that the status quo is not acceptable. And Democrats ought to be shaking in their boots since this is a precursor to the coming November elections. This loss for Cantor is a political earthquake that will have implications for both parties for some time to come.

The primary reason for this upset is that regular Americans have become more and more alarmed about the direction that the Obama-Fuhrer and the Democrats are taking the country. As a nation we are facing a myriad of problems that both party establishments are creating through their various statist-oriented policies. The Democrats are more overt in their love of big, intrusive government of course, but the Republicans have done little to create confidence in their leadership that would cause conservatives in the base to be enthusiastic. Republican leadership has been a large part of the problem. They do little to stop Obama’s lawless activity and unconstitutional actions. And often they seem supportive in a passive-aggressive sort of way. Their continuing attacks on Tea Party and the conservative base have not worked to their advantage.

For example, one of the issues that demonstrate how out of touch the Republican establishment has been is amnesty. Consider the emerging catastrophe on the southern border.

If you have not been paying attention, the Obama administration is openly importing Mexican refugees into southern states by the thousands every day. . Indeed, the Obama administration is openly at war with the regular people of this country. In an effort to import new citizens to replace regular non-socialist Americans, poor and uneducated Mexicans, who will be easier to manipulate as long as they get lots of welfare, are being shipped north in massive numbers. And for some unfathomable reason Cantor was in favor of even more amnesty. Like the other examples of lawless behavior of this administration, this action is designed to undermine the stability of the country and to destroy the fabric of the nation. And the Republican establishment has done nothing to stop it. For Republicans to stand by and do nothing, as they have, is no longer acceptable. And so we see Cantor booted from his seat by a newcomer with no previous experience.

There is a sense, I think, among both conservatives and now many regular independents and even some Democrats that things have gotten seriously out of control in our nation’s capital. Spending and debt are rocketing skywards with no sign of stopping. The NSA spies on us; the IRS targets us; the EPA strangles us; the elites reward themselves with our hard earned money; the White House and the media mock us and no one seems to be pushing back except for those in alternative media. This victory is therefore a huge push back against the ruling class that has been long overdue. I think we will see this get the attention of those cloistered elites in a way that has not happened in some time. And with luck it is a portent of things to come.

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Trivialities

There is a woman who I know, not a close friend as such, but an acquaintance from work. She is educated and like myself, is employed by the major corporation for which we work. It’s a professional environment and demanding position that carries a lot of responsibility. In our field, serious money is at stake and the job that we do must be done right, or money will be lost. In my case, like hers, the job involves quality control. We look for things that aren’t supposed to be there and we fix them. In this way, the company avoids costly errors and makes a profit.

And of course she is a liberal. Not a liberal in the old fashioned sense. Not a classical liberal as the term was once used in the US and is still used in parts of Europe. No, she is on the political left. Now I mention the bit about work because it contrasts with something that I have noticed about your garden-variety liberals and perhaps you have too. While they may indeed be good at their jobs and notice the things that they are supposed to at work, they seem to notice little else in the larger world.

Except for Pop Culture.

And that is the problem. It is a major problem because the world in which we live is becoming ever more complex and more dangerous. To be able to function in the world as it is today one must be able to see and connect all sorts of complex information into something coherent. Under the best of circumstances this is a demanding task. But as the world moves faster and faster the task becomes more difficult. And the stakes are getting higher. Policies put into place by liberals invariably have destructive effects. Not on the bad guys of course, but on us. All the more when you have someone like Obama in office.

There is little doubt in the minds of many that the path he is following is one designed to bring America down as much as he can. Obama does not like us, nor was there ever any reason to think that he would. He was raised in a distinctly anti-American environment and taught to hate the country that most of us value. The things that he is doing are done with this end in mind. They are not an accident. Nor are they the result of simple incompetence. He means to bring us down and to hurt us in any way he can. And now that he has only two years left in his term, all bets are off. He knows, based on past experience, that he can simply violate the constitution and no one will take any action to stop him. And so he does anything he thinks he can get away with.

He spies on Americans without warrants or constitutional mandate. He targets his political enemies using the IRS. He allows veterans to die at the hands of the VA. He ships guns to the drug gangs in Mexico. He nationalizes the health care sector of the economy without regard to the laws of economics and steals the health care plans of millions. He allows the most dangerous terrorists in the world a get out of jail free card. He attacks American industries with the sole purpose of putting them out of business. He uses Gestapo tactics to silence his critics. He does all of this while he is spending us into oblivion. And he uses our money to give himself an endless series of vacation that would shame a Roman Emperor.

And people like my liberal friend are oblivious to all of it because their attention is focused on the latest obscure rock bands and who is on the cover of the tabloid magazines. The news they get is highly filtered by The Elite Media Monoculture to make sure than no inconvenient facts get through that might throw The Chicago Jesus into an unflattering light. And so they do not see and do not live in the world that you and I do. The real world where bad policies have terrible results in which people are hurt and suffer from them. Of course those people aren’t cool or hip and none of them are on TV.

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