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The Squad

The Squad, the Socialist Quartet, and other names have come to designate a group within the Democrat party. This group of four freshmen Representatives has claimed their own unique bubble. Now joined at the hip, they are intent on grabbing and holding onto the spotlight of the Democrat party.

Tough Skin

Each day these four spend their time enforcing the strength of their radical left wing position. They hurl insults at people, institutions, and even countries, who brand them as radical even for the most left or right leaning politician in office. The President and Speaker of the House are recipients of these insults as well as Homeland Security. The Republic our founding fathers established is maligned as racist and oppressive. No one is immune.

Many of the things said are pure fabrication of the world as they want it to appear. For example, Rep. Cortez, D-N.Y. came away from a border visit saying the women who asked for water were told to drink from the toilets. This is a huge twist of words in order to denigrate the border patrol’s difficult work of handling an influx of immigrants it was never intended to see. In reality, the drinking water faucets are near the toilets, the source of water piped into the center. Anyone asking for water would have been directed to the location which is near the toilets. This type of fabrication, slams and slurs against others is an everyday occurrence from the Squad.

Captures Media

This is one of the most extreme group I have seen in American politics to date. It will be interesting to see how long it can withstand outside forces and maintain a high profile media attention. Why does a position so contrary to everything our Republic stands for gain such attention? It brings to mind the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde who blatantly broke laws no normal citizen would even think about, yet they were idolized by the younger generation as heroes. Both these outlaws and the Squad make a mockery of the norm and get away with it as if no one can touch them. For the bulk of America these are no heroes.

Anti-Israel

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. instroduced a resoulution in the House this week supporting the right of people to participate in the anti-Wmitic and anti-Isreeal Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

BDS is being promoted among students and staff of our colleges. This has fostered discrimination against Jewish students and organizations.

Joy Ride

Talk About Irrational!

An airport maintenance worker took a 45 minute joy ride with a 67 passenger airliner doing barrel rolls and loops above the airport. Interesting because he did not have a pilot’s license nor did he have training to fly a passenger airliner. This is obviously an irrational action.

Screws Loose

The joy riding pilot communicating with the air traffic controller said, “Just a broken guy; got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it, until now.”

Unlike the general population, he recognized he was irrational. However, it was a bit too late to have an effect on his life since he crashed the plane ending his life. This is a real shame. I contend that we are all irrational and the sooner we recognize that, the sooner we will be able to effect our lives in a positive manner.

The screws loose is an interesting term. If you think of a motor in almost any operation and visualize the screws or bolts holding that engine in its intended home, you can see how it might create catastrophic results.  For example, the above airplane. If it engines are not securely held in their position, the power of the engine will severely threaten, damage, or destroy the plane in flight. The vehicle you drive every day could bring about the same results on a 75 mile an hour freeway. How about the ceiling fans in your home. Suppose the screws holding it to the ceiling are loose.

To say a person has a few screws loose suggests they are about to shed their constraints on their managed life. This can be self-managed, assumed, or assigned management. This hijacker stepped out of the constraints of not having a pilot’s license and chose to demonstrate his piloting skills to those naysayers that kept him on the ground. Understanding that we are irrational doesn’t have to go to this extreme. I don’t know the background or status of the hijacker, but it is thought at the time of this writing, he did not have a pilot’s license. It may be that he had physical, mental, or other restrictions that prevented him from acquiring a license. Excluding any restraints, the recognition of being irrational about his skill would have been to acquire a license to prove his worth, not hijack a plane that ends his life.

Here is the problem. He apparently did not recognize his irrational thinking until he became a criminal illegally in the air at the controls of a stolen plane.

What Is My Point?

If we understand that all our decisions are not rational, we can also understand that we are capable of making really stupid decisions.  If we think we are rational, then we attempt to  rationalize those stupid moves. This just makes us more irrational while we pat ourselves on the back for being rational!

 

Socialism from Within

I was born at the close of World War II. Patriotism and support for our great country has been a part of my entire life. I have witnessed some ripples in our country and a few rough spots. But never have I seen the turmoil, divide, deep hatred, animus, and disdain toward our country from within.

The latest move toward Socialism is beyond my comprehension. I have been to Russia and some its old USSR countries. I have seen and been in the graffiti covered rows of government housing with heavy steel doors. I have witnessed women sweeping the streets with straw brooms, and Moscow University maintenance workers cutting the 3’ tall grass around the campus swinging hand sickles. I have been down the rough dirt streets in the Moscow suburbs in a community 30-year-old vehicle.  I walked with a Russian translator who was afraid to speak because she recognized the supposedly defunct KGB officers following us. I heard the cries of older people digging potatoes in the small space behind fences around their tiny homes screaming for “higher pensions”.

Where do the calls for socialism come from?

How can intelligent people who have witnessed some of the largest Ponzi schemes in history not do the math on socialism? Vladimir Lenin said, “The goal of socialism is communism.”

Note this from the Democratic Socialist Constitution, “We are socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit …… gross inequalities of wealth … We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution.

As noted from the Democratic Socialists Constitution, they propose doing away with the free market system, the right of each citizen to choose their vocation and earn their own way. In other words, the American dream of free choice to build a prosperous life for your family. Note the term economic planning and equitable distribution. In plain language this is government ownership of industry, manufacturing, corporations, and the control of job placement along with all the income and profits generated from these industries, and the government distribution of those funds. Their version of “guaranteed jobs and income”. This is the guts of socialism.

Economic planning is taking 70% or more of your income to redistribute as they choose. No, that is not what we are currently. There are several layers of control over how tax money is spent and it is way short of 70% although the Democrats and Socialists are fighting to raise the percentage. In general, our government is controlled by elected officials, as inefficient as they may be. Socialists governments are not elected and anyone who thinks there really is something such as democratic controlled socialism is sorely deceived.

What about the Democratic portion? Look at the “democratic” elections of Russia or China.  Socialists governments are not elected, they are seized by those who have the power to do so. Both Putin and Xi Jinping have declared themselves president for life. Yes, our system leans far too much in the direction of power grabs. The exposed corruption over the past 12 months has shown that. This proves we have safeguards if we choose to exercise them.

It Is Coming For You!

“We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America.”

A quick look at the Democrats’ lineup of 2020 Presidential candidates show more than 75% of them are Democratic Socialist campaining on the very tenets laid out on the Democratic Socialist website.

As citizens we must stay awake and protect our Republic from without and within. It is considered the most successful country in the world regardless of what the Trump haters might say. Communism has always said they would not conquer us vy force but would take us  from within. It looks as though they are gaining ground more than ever. That is mind boggling.

The hatred spewed 24/7 from news media and promoted by 97% of college and university faculties continues to erode and twist the understanding of any who will listen to them.  The greatest enemy of our great country is division. Division is created when we cease to allow anyone to have an opinion, desire, or freedom that opposes our own. And that’s where we are today.

 

 

 

 

 

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