Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Oppressor Is Better Than Your Oppressor

Florida AG Pam Bondi and Trump
The Great Controversy continues...

Trump hired Attorney General Pam Bondi, from Florida the other day to be an assistant AG with the Justice Department.
Bonidi shut down an investigation of Trump some years ago, so the Dems are immediately crying foul. They say that if a person shut down an investigation of Trump or pretty much any Republican for that matter, she must be taking a payoff. It couldn't be that the president hired a competent lawyer for the job. The charge is not surprising. Of course, to a Democrat, only the investigation shut-downs which benefit Democrats are righteous ones.~ If a Republican shuts down an investigation, he or she must be getting paid somehow.  Shut down the investigation into Hillary's emails or her manipulation of the primary vote and it's just "not wasting the people's money." Because, of course, as we all know Republicans only care about the rich and those nasty evil corporations and their nasty evil profits. Democrats, on the other hand, only care about "the people" or the "working man".

I call shenanigans! Truth is, the rotten whole mess is corrupt in politics from top to bottom. Some of them are more corrupt than others. What we're arguing here is about whether my corrupt AG is better than your corrupt AG. It's all about advancing an agenda and holding power. It has little or nothing to do with what's right or what serves the American people. Why don't we call it what it is? It's a power game. 

And there are basically two sides playing:

1. One side believes we that if we assemble the right leaders and the right sets of laws, we can perfect people and create a human-designed utopia. Like John Lennon put it - no heaven, no hell, no wars, no religion, and no possessions. A brotherhood of man. The Marxist dream world.

2. The other side believes we can't. Only God can perfect people. We believe that people are basically sinful and that we need to keep concentrated power out of their hands as much as possible.

There are, of course, non religious conservatives, but they, like Democrats, believe man can, at least, be improved upon. And they believe that if they just had enough power....

Dinesh D'Souza - American political prisoner
Rush Limbaugh (now don't stop up your ears just yet; hear me out), Rush once said that "The law is a teacher." This is true in a Judeo-Christian sense as well as the political sense. So what do we teach when we write laws that are 2000 pages long and that no one ever reads unless they plan to prosecute you for something the government doesn't like. What do we learn when law enforcement punishes you for something you do that's not illegal, by prosecuting your for some accidental violation of the law the way they did Dinesh D'Souza for his movie criticizing the president? You learn to keep your mouth shut - an essential feature if you plan to run a totalitarian socialist state.

 Malcolm Reynolds - Serenity
Our complex laws teach that people ought to be dependent on the goodwill of their government, because we can't understand the law for ourselves well enough to do for themselves. Or as Hillary Clinton said in her new book, "The goal (of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984) is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust toward exactly the people we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves."  In other words, trust the press, your leaders and their experts and don't worry your pretty little heads about anything else.

Complex laws teach us that we are weak and ignorant and, since we can't understand all the laws that are on the books, we should trust our leaders to take care of us. We also learn to avoid criticizing the government or our leaders at all costs because we might have violated some unknown law and they could punish us for it. Complex laws invite us to fear law enforcement. How do we know whether or not we've violated some obscure law or other today? The fact is, we can't be sure. There are too many laws for us to keep up with.

The main reason I vote Republican is that I do not fear Republicans as much as I fear Democrats. I don't think Republicans are as interested in controlling everything I do or think. Democrats, I fear, have no compunctions about using the tens of millions of laws and regulations on the books to do just that. I'm pretty sure they won't hesitate to use one of those laws, I surely break every day without knowing it, and use them against me, should I make them angry.

At the same time, I don't think Republicans care what opinions I hold. It's clear to me that Democrats and the media do worry about what I think. Those on the left are not afraid of Republicans either. Those on the left, who by and large vote Democrat, say what they want, throw riots if they don't like something and try to undo the results of elections if their guys don't win. Even when Republicans hold both houses of Congress and the presidency and a majority on the Supreme Court and could seriously punish them if they wanted to, the left is not afraid. The converse is not true.

I like lazy politicians. If they aren't doing anything, they
can't be doing anything TO ME!
Democrats do know how to get things done, but I don't want a government that can get things done. Governments that can get things done also are good at oppressing people more efficiently. And governments always oppress their people. In America, the Constitution is supposed to limit the government's ability to oppress us. That's why I don't want anyone meddling with the Constitution. I suspect that's why Democrats want to "fix" the Constitution. In fact, I think Congress should meet for a couple of months every two years right after the elections while they still remember why we sent them to Congress in the first place. As Gideon J. Tucker once said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."

I am suspicious of socialism of any sort and especially the "progressive" kind. They sneak Marxism in under cover of humanitarian ideals, create lots of incomprehensible law and claim that somehow all that law will make humans more perfect. Yet how many "Socialist Worker's Paradises" have wound up primarily perfecting the art of mass murder and mutually assured poverty?

I too dream of a perfect world - a New Earth if you will. But the only way to get there is to let God perfect me - not law. The only law that I recognize as necessary is quite simple - ten commandments synthesized down to two basic principles. If we people such a New Earth with only those who obey those simple laws, there will be no need for government at all.

I dream of a Utopia in which no structures are necessary to ensure the safety and prosperity of its inhabitants - not physical or legal ones. No walls are needed either; not walls to keep people in or walls to keep people out. No armies, no police, no courts and only one Judge whose job is already obsolete by the time we plant the first new tree. I do not believe such a thing will happen on this Earth during this time.

© 2017 by Tom King

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kim Jong Un Releases Scary Video Threat to the US

© 2017 by Kim Jong Un

If you watched this video, released by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (alias North Korea, aka KimJongUnville), you probably had three distinct reactions to the video.
  1. Here we go again. More military, uh, threats, uh..........................huh?
  2. What the heck am I watching?
  3. Oh @#$%. That little man is serious!  AND HE'S GOT NUKES!!!!!!!
The only thing missing from this video is a reaction shot of Simon doing a face palm! So here you go....

© 2017

Just Say "No!" A New Drug Epidemic

Notice how small the group of "warriors" is and how large
the group of people taking pictures. "Many a small thing has
been made large by the right kind of advertising." - Mark Twain

Want to know why Antifa, BLM, the KKK and the alt-right hate each other so much? They're rival socialist groups duking it out for power (see Germany 1932 - Communists vs Nazis). Neither of these extremist groups must win the center. Honest conservatives and liberals should stand back to back against these dangerous groups.

Violence and power are a kind of drug to extremists acting in mobs. It's addictive. Those who lust for power get off on it. It's the most effective path to power when used against those who dislike violence.

Violence is the most effective tool for seizing the power you lust for if you're just willing quiet your conscience and to use it without mercy. The biggest bully gets to rule the playground. You'd think we'd grow out of that after a while. No such luck!  Children who bully grow up to be bigger bullies.

We can have a civil discussion about the kind of government we should have so long as those having the discussion leave their bricks and bats at home. That's how our forefathers reached the good old American compromises that got us to where we are today. They were not always perfect compromises or even good compromises, but each one moved us ahead, if only a little bit.

If the forces of power and intimidation, the my way or the highway crowd win, if those who want powerful government prevail, then we're all in trouble. Give them power and they'll never leave us alone to live our lives in peace again (see 20th century Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Rwanda, Libya, Venezuela in the 21st, and all the rest).

Just say no to big government power of any kind. It just isn't American and the reason we American mutts left all the other nations of the Earth is because we didn't like being ruled by kings, queens, emperors, dictators, politburos and potentates. So why on God's green Earth would we want to create an image to those bloody beasts we left behind?

© 2017 by Tom King