Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Democrats’ Fatwa on America


The Democrats and the MSM, whose malice for Trump and his supporters knows no bounds, haven’t yet reached the rock bottom essence of their souls, and confine themselves to harassing and yelling at their victims in their homes, at restaurants and movie theaters, and screaming at them and menacing them, but the time is coming when they will take physical action, just as the jihadists have. Just as the Muslim Brotherhood did in its declaration of war against the West and the U.S. 

From the memorandum:

“Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”

“…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”

The Democrat s and their low-level minions have declared a full-on fatwa on President Trump, his staffers, and supporters. A fatwa, in Islamic parlance, is an Islamic sanction to commit violence on anyone who has become an apostate or has “offended” Islam. The calls from notable Democrats in Congress (notably Maxine Waters and Cory Booker) to make war on President Trump and his staffers with physical confrontations is a kind of fatwa on him and his employees,, and on anyone who is identified as a supporter. It means a denial of freedom of speech and the bullying of Trumpsters wherever they are found. California representative Maxine Waters is the lead Antifa agent in this regard.

As I wrote yesterday on “The Screams of the Democrats”:

We can see and hear on TV the carcass of the MSM virtually every day – Maxine Waters, Peter Fonda, Robert de Niro, Stephen Colbert, and many politicians and Hollywood “stars,” – and have had to smell its rot and see its swarms of flies since before and after Trump’s victory in 2016. It is not often that leprous, drooling beasts bare their unsightly souls, willingly and without hesitation, so insistently, boastfully, repeatedly and consistently. It is “virtue signaling” en masse, uniting the elites with the anonymous, resentful men –on- the-street in a single chorus of unbridled  malevolence.

Because the Democrat s have no argument to support their agenda – whether it’s for not separating children from their parents at the border, especially if the parents are illegal immigrants, or environmentalism, etc. – all they can vent are their emotions and “polarize” the symbols of their opponents and harass them and deny them a normal hassle-free existence by “flash mobs” that appear to make their lives miserable. Their first sole purpose is to force their victims to retreat before their emoting noise. Their second purpose is to establish power.

Angela Box on Western Journalism noted that neither the elitists nor their flash-mobs actually care about the separated illegal children nor about environmentalism, regulations, transgenders, and diversity, just as terrorists don’t care what Islamic purpose their bombings, knifings , rapes, murders, and beheadings serve, as long as their actions establish their supremacism in the political realm.
An Antifa flash mob

And for the record, it will be leftists who fire the first shot – either figuratively or literally.

In this regard, the Democrats’ declaration of an “activist” war on Donald Trump, his staffers, and his followers, differs little from the Muslim Brotherhood’s memorandum or  from Saul Alinksy’s 13th commandment to “polarize” one’s targets:

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

So the Democrats go after ideas by going after people, just as the jihadists do. I fail to detect the distinction between Islam’s and Maxine Waters’ means of expressing opposition to Trump.

Islam wants you to submit to Allah and will kill you if you don’t. The Democrats’ ally, Antifa, are nihilists who just want to silence you and will beat you into submission if you don’t be quiet. Islam and the Democrats subscribe to the use of force.

Is there a fundamental difference between the Democrats’ new agenda and Islam’s?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Screams of the Democrats

A Democrat, or the MSM?
The liberals and leftists whose malice for Trump and his supporters knows no bounds, haven’t yet reached the rock bottom essence of their souls, and confine themselves to harassing and yelling at their victims in their homes, at restaurants and movie theaters, and screaming at them and menacing them, but the time is coming when they will take physical action. They will not adopt the Antifa route, and wear masks and hoods – not yet.

But I think the most relevant thing here is a quotation from p. 1145 of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, when the statists are torturing the hero, John Galt, to compel him to become the country’s economic dictator and save their power.

              
                 “Jim, hasn’t he had enough? Don’t forget, we have to be careful.”
                “No! He hasn’t had enough! He hasn’t even screamed yet!”
                “Jim!” cried Mouch suddenly, terrified by something in Taggart’s face.  “We can’t afford to  kill him! You know it!”
                “I don’t care! I want to break him!  I want to hear him scream! I want – “
                And then it was Taggart who screamed….he was seeing his face as the face of a killer whom all men  should rightfully loathe, who destroyed values for being values, who killed in order not to discover his own irredeemable evil….

James Taggart was seeing something about himself he had never wanted to see, and had spent a lifetime closing his mind to, but which he could not now evade seeing. His hatred for Galt had forced it to the top of his consciousness.  It was all he could know now.

At the moment, the Trump protesters want their victims to bow, grovel, or to run, or to express “shame,” to apologize, in this case, for an immigrant policy established by George Bush and Barack Obama, and for the success of President Trump’s successes since his election. The perfect symbol of their irredeemable hate, for the time being, is the burnt, decapitated carcass of an animal left on the doorstep of the Virginia home of Home Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

We can see and hear on TV the carcass of the MSM virtually every day – Maxine Waters, Peter Fonda, Robert de Niro, Stephen Colbert, and many politicians and Hollywood “stars,” and have had to smell its rot and see its swarms of flies since before and after Trump’s victory in 2016. It is not often that leprous, drooling beasts bare their unsightly souls, willingly and without hesitation, so insistently, boastfully, repeatedly and consistently. It is “virtue signaling” en masse, uniting the elites with the anonymous, resentful men –on- the-street in a single chorus of unbridled  malevolence. Or it is certifiable dementia? Or a virulent neurosis?

What is their aim? To cause Trump to fail, to back down, to grovel before the decibel power of their  shouts and chants, regardless of the issue. They are geckos spitting at the ankles of a giant. Anything he does drives them to mindless hysterics – what he puts on his Oval Office desk, to what he wears, what his wife wears – and now the prospect of his having to choose another Supreme Court justice, now that Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, which is pressing their buttons and igniting their to-be-expected anti-Trump hysteria.

The MSM and their allies are so easily “triggered,” one must wonder why they rise in the morning.  It must be because they’ll find something else to hate and rub under their boots and heels. Without something to hate – without something to destroy, without something to prostitute or compromise, without something to spray with their bile – there would be no reason for living. Something with which to push their socialist agenda? That’s just an excuse. They are the “Walking Dead” nihilists, with no appetite except to gorge themselves on the living. They want power and want to retain what little of it they have. They want to destroy Trump – and you. They want you to live for their purposes, to serve “higher” purposes without complaint, but never your own.

George Orwell perhaps said it best in Nineteen Eighty-Four, and it explains the Democrats’ motivation perfectly:

"But always – do not forget this, Winston – always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

You will not be able to scream with an Antifa boot in your face.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alternative Realities


It doesn’t matter to liberals that something can be proved as right. In the liberal universe, right and wrong are not admissible concepts as opposites.  Things are supposed to be what they want  things to be, as this  amusing but dead serious video dramatizes.

A friend sent me a video which is an almost perfect companion to my previous article, “Wishing to Make It So.” Called “Alternative Math,” it dramatizes the brow-beating of a teacher, Mrs. Wells, who gave an F to a student’s test, which is replete with wrong answers to simple arithmetic. The student wrote that “22” is correct answer to the question “2 + 2”, which are 4. Other errors are visible on the test: “3 + 3” being answered, “33,” and so on. But “2 + 2” is the main subject.

Confronted with the wrong answer, the student, Danny, something of a spoiled brat, insists the answer is “22.” He complains to his parents, who berate the teacher and verbally abuse her, not conceding that the right answer is 4 or that it’s anything. The mother says the teacher is a Nazi, while the father utters ad hominems. The teacher is then chewed out by the school principal, who says it’s not her job to tell students they’re right or wrong, and then she is called in front of the school board and asked to recant her insistence that 2 + 2 is 4. The school is being sued,  they say, because  she caused students to have “emotional stress.” She is told that it’s wrong to insist there is only one answer, that it’s possible there are multiple correct answers. She is suspended and told to come back the next day after she has had time to “reconsider” her answer. She is encouraged to have an “open mind.”

When Mrs. Wells returns the next day, she is faced with a battery of news media people and the principal who proceeds to fire her.  I won’t include the concluding spoiler of how Mrs. Wells sticks  it to the principal. I offer my own narrative of how Mrs. Wells sticks it to him when he writes her a check to cover the past pay period and the current one. She leaves him blinking and speechless. My narrative would go something like this:

Mrs. Wells: “Is that your Mercedes-Benz in the reserved parking space outside?”
Principal: “Yes. Two more payments to go!”
Mrs. Wells: “If you don’t mind me asking, how much are you paying for it?”
 Principal: “About 25 thousand.”
Mrs. Wells: “Wrong. It's seven thousand. You’re being cheated.”
Principal: “Huh?”
Then he gets it.

Blink, blink! It’s such a chore to think! (From the “Bilbury Lament” in Sparrowhawk: Book Two.)

The arrested development of a Trump hater.
Danny’s parents obviously did not follow these rules:

If you want to avoid having spoiled kids then stay away from these habits.
Pick up after your kids instead of letting them clean up their own messes. ...
               Let them boss you around and talk disrespectfully to you. ...
               Give them everything they want – even if it's not good for them. ...
               Let them drop out instead of sticking it out….

The parents of the dim lights of the MSM did not follow this advice. Their children, now adults, were reared to be tantrumous brats, to judge by the level of bile and hatred for Trump exhibited by them and their liberal\left wing hordes. The malice knows no bounds. Violence is not out of the question.

The latecomer in the trend to harass Trump staffers in public is Rep. Maxine Waters.

The Daily Wire reports:

A Republican Representative from Arizona, Andy Biggs, has introduced a measure in the House Tuesday that calls for an official censure against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her comments encouraging discrimination and harassment against Trump administration officials and members of the GOP.

And asking for her resignation. Waters told a cheering mob:

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said to an audience Sunday at a rally in California. “And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”

Waters, numerous politicians, and Hollywood stars are also outstaying their welcome.
 
The Washington Post reported:

It’s also increasingly common. On same night [Florida Attorney General Pam] Bondi got heckled in Florida, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia [Red Hen], and protesters rallied outside the home of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. That came at the end of a week in which Nielsen and White House domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller were heckled at separate Mexican eateries in D.C. One website even posted Miller’s personal cellphone number.

A decapitated animal carcass was left at the doorstep of Nielsen’s home.  That is the level of argumentation of the Dems and their non-intellectual allies. Not exactly the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858.