Friday, October 18, 2019

Everything You Need To Know...

...about the current insanity.

Robert Gore is one of the blog world's best scribblers; not only in style but in substance. For a clear, concise summary of how we got here, read his excellent piece below.
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Imagine an announcement to the populace: We rule you and every aspect of your life. Your wishes, desires, and plans are immaterial to us. You will do as we tell you or you will be severely punished or eliminated. Our sole end is power and we will be its corrupt and criminal beneficiaries. You are our slaves. Imagine that the announcement was not met with outrage and resistance, only quiet acceptance, even approval. The regime has disclosed the horrifying truth about itself, and nobody protests or cares. It has rendered the truth irrelevant. What future disclosure could threaten it in any way?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

About That 'Gun Control' Thing

FB Friend Don Cooper posted this succinct and factual piece. If you are 'pro gun', his logical deliniation may come in handy. If you are of the 'anti-gun' group, you might want to read and consider this with as open a mind as you can muster.
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Even good people get emotional and do irrational things sometimes. Irrationality is a part of our humanity, there's nothing we can do about it.

Some believe that's why guns should not be readily available to people.

At first this seems reasonable but after closer examination the even more dangerous consequences become apparent.

The first problem is that any laws restricting gun ownership will be enforced by law enforcers with guns. People just as vulnerable to emotional, irrational acts. Who's going to police the police? We see horrendous acts of violence every day by the king's men on unarmed people.

Secondly, history has shown us that the path to tyranny is paved with an imbalance of weapons. First the state disarms the public under the guise of public safety and then usurps ultimate power and control over the populous.

Thirdly, is the irrational nature of laws meant to deal with human irrationality. Gun laws are prior restraint laws. Laws meant to assume someone will do something bad so they will be restrained prior in order to insure they don't do something bad. It's pre-crime like in the movie "Minority Report". It's also prejudicial and dehumanizing. The individual is taken out of the equation and everyone is treated with the same contempt and suspicion without probable cause.

Lastly is the destructive economic effects. Guns, like all weapons, are an economic good that are produced for many different uses: hunting, sport, fun, self-defense etc. Guns, ammunition and many other accessories create jobs and stimulate economic activity. There are 200 million gun owners in the US alone. The gun industry is a billion dollar a year business. Any laws restricting the manufacture and sale will necessarily negatively impact a large sector of the economy.

The UK has all but made it impossible for people to get guns yet they still have one of the EU's highest violent crime rates. People just use knives instead of guns. Now the government is asking people to turn in their knives!

What's next? Cricket bats? I know, let's just all stay at home every day unless we have an "exit license" from the state to go outside. That will certainly minimize the fear of something bad happening.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Fair Warning

A compelling, informative and downright frightening article about the (near) future of firearms ownership and the elimination of the protection of the 2nd Amendment. Share with your friends.
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You probably think Facebook and Google are throwing off geysers of money by dominating an industry known as “online advertising”, but those of us who’ve spent time on the inside of this beast know the industry by its true name: mass behavior modification.

It’s only a matter of time before these two companies openly go on the attack against American gun ownership, and when they do, they’ll form a foe far greater than any we’ve faced before. If you don’t believe that they can turn the tide of public opinion on firearms, a tide that lately seems to be going in our favor, then you’re not paying attention.

Pay Attention here

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Term Limits: The Only Way It Can Work

Just as used to be said about the weather: "Everybody talks about it but no one does anything about it!"

So it is with Term Limits, the quaint notion that will keep politicians from becoming wealthy, lazy, hypocritical, perpetually elected criminals along with their standard psychopathic issues. "Quaint notion" because in order to become Law, the very ones who will be adversely effected must vote for it.

Any such solution requiring the force of a law is DOA; career suicide is a non-starter in every occupation I can think of.

But how about this: a local ‘citizen’s groups’ comprised of the candidates’ constituents who demand everyone in the race take a Forensic Audit Oath comparing their net worth prior to running and prior to running for re-election? The Candidate will be required to explain the sources of any sudden increases during his term. Along with being absolutely local registered voters, the group would have to be dedicated energetic activists, sufficiently funded, and most of all: media savvy, in order to ensure the Candidate gets all the coverage s/he so richly deserve in the event of failure/refusal to publicly commit to it. A local popular talk show host/station would help; ditto local/regional editorial support. Making sure the “Oath” commitment gets thorough media coverage is the key to its “enforcement” without a Law in place. Robust social media exposure could help similar groups spontaneously combust throughout all areas – no government (or law) required.

This is the essence of Sam Adams' comment: "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

Go organize that "irate, tireless minority", set some local brushfires and you will be amazed at what can be accomplished. It all starts with You. Not "Us". You. The Us come later. Except for the "freedom" part, your enemies are doing this every day.

Brian Wilson

Monday, August 12, 2019

Red Flag Laws. This is what will happen...

It’s a Sunday night and your family has all gone to bed. You let the dogs back in and lock the deadbolt like you do every night. All the lights are off now except a couple of night lights scattered throughout the house leaving that dim glow throughout your home. It’s bedtime and work and school are going to come early in the morning. You crawl in bed, kiss your wife and drift off to sleep being thankful for the air conditioning that allows you to pull that heavy quilt up over your shoulder despite the fact it’s still 85 degrees outside. A few hours pass...

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The crime of noticing

It’s all too prevalent, this “crime” of noticing. You start looking at things. Digging into statistics. Monitoring trends. Delving more deeply into the historical accounts and data. Pattern recognition becomes ever more the norm. You can’t unsee what you’ve seen or unknow what you now know. It bothers you, but it also awakens you. That’s your first mistake.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Michelle O runs for Prez?

Beyond merely "announcing", she wouldn't have to say a word of substance. Her surrogates and the MSM would do it all for her. Black, Female, Liberal - the 2020 Trifecta. Anything Trump might say in contradiction to any policy would be flamed as racist for 3 news cycles.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

My Vote This Time


Maybe if I post it here, the phone will stop ringing, the mailbox will unclog and everyone who really really wants to know will….know.

Actually, I’m really excited about my guy! Can’t say I’ve ever been this stoked about a candidate! How could anyone not be?
Unlike the Dems, he has definitive, articulate plans for the future;

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Simple Fact; Simple Truth


Government is a criminal farce. 

Why subject yourself to it, much less believe it's going to make your life better? 

It isn't. 
It won't.
It can't. 

And it doesn't want to.
Brian Wilson

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Power Corrupts

Lord Acton is famous for his proclamation that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Personally, I prefer “absolutely power corrupts” or just “power corrupts absolutely.” Either captures the reality that power, no matter how small, is always abused and always grows.

Power is an aphrodisiac but one that never satisfies.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More Than Yelling "STOP"

A recent dust-up over conservatism’s goals and methods was triggered by public libraries promoting drag queens to kids, which, if this Vice report is accurate, is not very dissimilar to the sexualization of kids in Afghanistan, where young boys are dressed as women to dance and are sexually abused by pedophiles.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Logic of Freedom vs the Ignorance of Statists

"So you hate cops and government"

No, I don't like bullies and thieves, not just cops and government.

"But you have no problem enjoying the freedoms this country's police, military and government provide."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Another Facebook Encounter

LXX FXXX Hard to "work together" when the final objectives for each [Party] are polar opposites. One is based on what you received is based on production, the other based solely on your need. The former is dependent upon the latter, why kill the goose? Socialist ideas do nothing to create more but only justify why others should receive more of what they don't themselves produce. 

Brian Wilson I dunno about "polar opposites". All governments and - isms exist to dominate, enslave and force "citizens" into some form of pre-determined existence solely to serve the State. However, accomplished economically is academic. In the end, you pay and obey. That ain't Freedom.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

THE UNANSWERED MYSTERY OF THE CENTURY


Set aside your prejudices, bias, preconceived notions and media hype. 
Objectively consider:...

His 8 years of living in the White House is over. He’s (mostly ) gone ... but questions remain . .

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Socialism and the Epidemic of Ignorance


The Big Debate among all the Brainiacs these days (Real, Faux, Wishful, Self-Anointed): Will Socialism and its Simplistic Sycophants be successful here in the bastion of (crony) Capitalism, America? From FOX to C-SPAN, WaPo to NYT, Conservative pundits pound the podium prognosticating "NEVER"! They slice and dice the Russians (of course), the "Chi-Coms" (Limbaugh varietals), Little Rocket Man, Maduro, Bernie and AOC with an admonition from noted political critics Rocky and Bullwinkle: "That trick never works!".

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fodder

The article below was forwarded by my friend, Richard Arrowwood, purveyor of the remarkable Amapola Creek family of award-winning wines. He asked me to give it a read and share my observations. Unable to locate an internet source for - "Fodder" – I will assume the author is Senator Pat Toomey, (R), PA.*

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gillette, Toxic Masculinity and the F Word

The Gillette "Toxic Masculinity" commercial not-so-subtle lecturing men (their primary clientele) about being Kinder, Gentler Wussies the company says they should be is rapidly fading into the dust of Catholics and Indians, yesterday's news. But before the Forgettable is actually forgotten, here are a couple hardly-mentioned observations about why this TV spot got its embarrassing 15 minutes of fame.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Coming Soon...


Yes - the End of the World is Coming Soon - but not now. According to my indelible calculations, we still have at least a few hours left before Technicolor cataclysmic events ruin th
What's coming sooner is...(wait for it)...The Big Pod.