A few days ago while getting ready for the show about Sara Sanders, I ran a test Press Conference on my Facebook page. There I was asked two questions that I really want to answer, the first of which was: Did the years you spent assisting the homeless make you more compassionate or less?
Although many people who listen to me talk about the homeless would assume that I have become less compassionate towards them, the actual answer is neither more nor less. Why? Because for all those years the one thing I have realized is that nobody is really interested in addressing the real problem. All that is done is spending money on pretending to care solutions that make governments bigger and more expensive while doing nothing whatsoever for the actual homeless…
In case you missed the news, and you probably did, Rachel Dolezal thinks that is is important that you know that she is bi-sexual. Seriously… this is “important.”
Meanwhile, in Chicago, the Lake County Forest Preserve has decided – or maybe they haven’t – to end the “Civil War Days” program which included a re-enactment of the war and an encampment with a living history display. Why?
Well… it’s the second decade of the 21st Century. So the answer is that is causes “offense,” including Confederate Battle Flags and history with which one Angelo Kyle disagrees. Plus it doesn’t promote Global Warming Awareness.
Now, at the end of the day, which is more important? That we “be aware” that an opprobrious liar is “bi-sexual” or that the citizens of Illinois, who once upon a time provided thousands of troops to the Union, will be denied a chance to learn about that history because “history is written by the victors?” You might think that one is more important than the other. But we are being told, over and again by those who want to run society that it’s the other.
There’s a bigger problem with these Civil War controversies. Statues and flags are not it. We have forgotten one very important thing…
Recently it was announced that the Presidential Press Secretary, Sara Sanders, would be resigning from her position. On one political side, there is rejoicing tempered by the realization that they will automatically hate anybody who dares to stand in front of the White House Press Room without regard to any actual skills or personality. On the other side, there is also excitement as potential replacements are flung about on Social Media as a replacement that would please them.
The reality is that the Press Secretary, once a needed buffer between the President and the press, is no longer needed let alone meaningful. Press statements are not delivered under oath, so really, why bother at all?
To his dying day, my Grandfather always told me that the thing that most embarrassed him was that as a kid, his mother had joined a family of Carni’s and sold “Patent Medicine.” Promising miracle and selling that promise to sheeple is nothing new in America. No matter how many times we say “caveat emptor,” or explain to people that if it’s too good to be true, it’s not, sheeple buy into the promises and sell themselves out, financially, emotionally and all too often, their liberty.
Like when a Presidential Candidate promises something that anybody with the brains of a head of cabbage knows cannot be true…
For years we have scoffed at those who purport to support the idea. Generally, they are either tyrannical dictatorial bureaucratic Stalinists; or they are poor misguided and ignorant souls who think that by professing a true belief in a bad idea that them to will virtue signal what great people they actually are and how much they care about the things you do not so would you please just follow what they say you should do?
The same idea that has been tried before by those who practice hate, death, and destruction in the name of “helping.” You might think that the idea has been stomped into oblivion, proven wrong and clearly anti-religious.
In an interview about his hit song, Karma Chameleon, Boy George explained that the song is about “[T]he fear of standing up for one thing. It’s about trying to suck up to everybody.”
Oddly enough, I had my first opportunity to see a real live chameleon up close and personal yesterday. Completely by accident. Nevertheless, I was both impressed and interested by the little creature. And I tried as hard as I could to get it to change color, but it just wasn’t going to indulge me at all. Just the opposite of a Karma Chameleon who won’t stand up for one thing and is always sucking up to everybody…
I have long said that I have a philosophical problem with the way we do policing in this nation. Every time that I say that people assume that I mean that I do not “support” Law enforcement, whatever that means. Obviously, I do not have an “I Support Law Enforcement” sticker on my truck or a “Blue Line” flag on my house. Neither do I have an “I Support the Troops” display. Do you believe for one second that I do not “support the troops?”
Your sticker or flag or your Punisher decal do not prove in any way that you “support” Law Enforcement at all.
Now, that said, I have long asked the question as to whether or not the use of police forces by governments in this country have essentially replaced the “Lobsterbacks” of 1773? The militarization of police Forces over the past twenty years simply lends gravitas to the question.
Then we come to Parkland, Florida, where a former Deputy who was fired after the school shooting there has been arrested and charged with child neglect, culpable neglect and, for good measure, perjury. He is being held on a $104K bond and must wear an ankle monitor.
The general feeling in the legal community is that these charges are problematic. Moreover, were he to be found guilty on the charges, it would open up an entirely new situation, one that I believe that LEO’s do not actually want, where Law Enforcement would, in fact, become “military” and as such become subject to the UCMJ. I guarantee that Police Unions everywhere are dead set against that and will fight this tooth and nail…