If I was starting a new political Party I’d approach it in a different manner. I’d be more strategic than the way these so called third parties do it every election time. I’d definitely treat it more seriously than they do.
After determining the agenda of the party. The next step would be to start organizing behind the scenes with people of like mind, and character. The next step would be to work with some tech savvy people who know how to draw attention to a cause. The goal would be to try and create some viral videos to get people talking and asking questions about who we are.
Assigning a social media team to manage the Party’s online presence across all of the major platforms would be a major objective in driving to the goal. The intent would be to create a buzz that will spark interest, leave people wanting more information, talking, and curious about the Party. The idea would be to try and create so much talk around the promotion, that the news media would want to know more.
With all of that, organizers would take the opportunity to go on a media blitz, and use every opportunity to emphasize the importance the Party will place on character, values, adherence to the U.S. constitution, and competence.
In the meantime, leaders of the party will be advised to not compete in any electoral contests for the first two years, but get involved in strategic community work. Let people feel the party’s presence. Think medium to long term.
In addition to general work like cleanup campaigns, working with food kitchens, after school programs etc., identify some specific causes where the party may be able to make an impact and work to bring solutions.
Even further, among the causes the party identifies as areas it can make a difference; choose one as the cause de celeb. Make sure it is an issue that they can expand statewide, and nationally as the party’s influence grows. They must commit to it, laser focus in on it, and work to find possible solutions for whatever the cause is. Work to make it synonymous with with the Party.
While doing all of this the Party must continue to draw attention to what it is about, while simultaneously highlighting the issues that the country is struggling with, and the way the uniparty (or duopoly if you prefer) has betrayed Americans.
After about two years of putting in the work necessary, start focusing on small local political contests where the party may be able to make some inroads. Perhaps school boards, town councils and other local public services.
Try to gain some traction using that strategy, then move up to state level contests. It does not necessarily have to be high State Government level contests like Governorships, State Senator etc., although that will be part of the strategy. The aim is to just look for areas where the Party can make an impact in the public arena.
As the Party’s presence begins to be felt more and more, they can eventually begin moving on to the bigger contests on the State and national level to see how they fare.
What is the point in adopting this or some kind of similar focused strategy in seeking to disrupt the uniparty/duopoly (however you view the corrupt system that is currently in place). The point is that the current system is so firmly entrenched that just showing up around election time and announcing that you are a third party candidate will never work.
Any third entity challenging the status quo must have a plan. They must have a brand and a presence that voters are familiar with and can relate to, not just around election time, but also in the periods in between elections.
That’s the only way to stand any chance of creating a crack in the glass vault that protects the overlords of the system in place at the moment. To approach this any other way is to scream that they are not serious.
Is a viable third party just a pipe dream?
What do you think?
A Nation In Decline
To the extent that any school should be teaching children about sex, it should not extend beyond teaching about the biological processes necessary for children to be created… nothing more nothing less.
It is not the responsibility of any party outside of the home to teach children about sexual morality, how to do it safely, what type of sex is acceptable or anything like that. That is not anyone’s business but the parents.’
It’s a sick world we are living in, and it’s all brought to you by the left and the Democrat Part.
Everyone of you older generation who bought in to Democratic Party lies over the years, this is the country you have helped to create.
No one is saying that the Republican Party is pure, but it’s precisely because they get judged by a different set of standards that they have been forced to for the most part, watch their behavior. It’s not that there is anything better than them because they are Republicans. They just can’t get away with stuff the same way. That’s a good thing.
But these issues go a lot deeper than merely Democrat and Republican. At the core of all this is the question of the heart.
Human beings default to bad behavior whenever they forsake the values that have been established by Almighty God. These values are evident in nature. In addition, we know how success springs from them when we embrace them.
The country was founded and built on biblical principles, and the further we move away from them, the further down into the abyss we sink.
These biblical principles are what set the nation on a constant trajectory of improvement, so that even though we did not always live up to them; there were always people holding the nation to account. They were always confronting leaders for their failure to live up to them, forcing them to work on improving who we are as a nation.
Today as we forsake these principles, we are moving in the opposite direction.
It’s a shame, and heartbreaking to watch as the nation self destructs, while everyone whistles a happy tune in the midst of societal collapse.
What a shame indeed.
Our trusted news media
The media on the Twitter files:
meh, nothing to see here.
The media on the Hunter Biden’s lap top:
The media on police officers killed on 6 Jan 21 during the Capitol riots:
five officers were killed by rioters (not a single officer was killed).
The media on Joe and Hunter Biden’s influence peddling businesses connections/dealings:
The media on chaos at the border:
there’s no chaos at the border, and if there happens to be any, it’s Trump’s fault.
The media on Democrats carrying out their plan to create a demographic shift via immigration policies (a plan they have told us about with their own mouths for decades):
racist replacement theory conspiracy.
The media on the issue of a President who is so obviously in a state of mentally decline, and cannot do the job:
The media on the Afghanistan withdrawal, with hundreds of Americans left there, including a bus load of children, and the Taliban becoming one of the most well armed terrorist regimes in the world because of billions worth of equipment left by the U.S. military:
Trump negotiated the deal.
The media on historic inflation:
The media on the COVTRICK-20, gain of function lab theory:
CONSPIRACY, absolutely impossible.
The media on vack seen efficacy:
the pandemic of the unvack seenated.
The media on nat ural immunity:
shut up science denier.
The media now:
Trust us for the news. We bring the real stories.
Hold your heads high believers
Folks, never ever hang your head in shame because you believe in God. Declare it from the housetop, and shout your message of hope to the world.
Don’t ever be intimidated by the people who want to beat you over the head using the word science as their bludgeon.
Laugh them to scorn when they spew their garbage and expect you to lap it up simply because they use the word science, the same way they laugh at you.
Black men…or anyone for that matter, you do not owe anyone an explanation if you love someone from another race. You do not have to justify it, or apologize for it. You don’t have to prove you are really black either by going out of your way to demonstrate your black bonafides.
Listen carefully. No black man owes any black woman marriage simply because she is black. No black man should automatically disqualify women of another race simply because these women are not black. That is garbage.
Now, a lot depends on motive. If you are about to marry a woman from another race simply because you think there is something cool about it, or you think there is some kind of status to be obtained by it; you are asking for trouble. If you refuse to marry a black woman simply because of some stereotype about black women, you may be denying yourself the benefit of connecting with your life partner. If you marry a woman of another race simply because of her race, you may be setting up yourself for a life of hell.
On the other hand, if you find that you are physically attracted to women of a particular race simply because they capture your attention more, there is nothing wrong with that either. The same way that some men are attracted to women of a particular height, built, feature etc., some men may find themselves more attracted to women of a particular race. It is not because they think that other women from other races are not attractive. It’s just that they find themselves more often than not, gravitating towards women of a particular race for the simple reason that they find them appealing.
The bottom line is to find someone with whom you are compatible. Find someone with whom you are comfortable and will challenge you. If you have shared values, common interests, similar goals, have a connection, and the common desire to share a life together, then go for it.
Forget all the race nonsense and marry a woman. She does not have to be black. She does not have to be white, Chinese, or Hispanic. She should to be woman that you love and that loves you, with whom you can make it work, and do great things together. She has to be a woman that is right for you. She must respect you, and make sure that she does not buy into the modern feminist brainwashing nonsense where she thinks that she always has something to prove. She understands who she is and is not constantly declaring that she does not need a man, or how strong she is.
Run if that is the case…run…do you hear?…run as far away as you can in the opposite direction!
Make sure that she understands you are a team, and that you value her, but she doesn’t have a problem following your leadership. Put God at the center of both your lives and man…what a team you can be together.
Do that and you’ll increase your chances by a large number for marital success.
Left to the Democrat Party, nobody would have a story to tell. The Democrat Party attributes every hardship, difficulty, or trial that people face in life to an unseen villain who is bent on hurting people.
So in the world of Democrats, life is never hard because life is just hard sometimes. people don’t go through rough times because they are paying their dues, and learning tough life lessons. No sir, Democrats would be there all along the way to tell you that the only reason you are going through your difficulty is because of the nebulous unseen villain. Usually the villain’s name ends with ist and the problem is a word that ends in ism.
Truth be told sometimes people do get in the way of other people’s success. For reasons unbeknownst to most, some people get a kick out of seeing others fail and playing a role in that failure. Thing is, even that is a part of life and sometimes people have to learn how to handle even those situations.
Again, it’s called life and these are the things that we all have to navigate as we make our way on life’s journey. From time to time we will need the help of a friend, an acquaintance, a family member or even a stranger to make it through life’s troubles, and all along the way God is there always wanting to help us.
This thing we call life has no guarantees though, and sometimes it just does not work out, and it is not necessarily anyone’s fault. There are times when you could legitimately blame someone else but those moments are not the norm.
The Democrat Party machine wants people to think that every problem is someone else’s fault and the Democrat machine can fix whatever ails you.
Whereas in the past people would give stories with a sense of accomplishment about all the difficulties they endured and made it through, the Democrats believe people should not have these stories.
No one would be able to tell their grandchildren about that time when for a brief period they had to work two jobs, and go to school just to get where they are now.
Democrats say you should not have to struggle and work two jobs just to pay your bills.
You should not have to pay for college, and health care should be absolutely free. The idea of spending on yourself and investing in your own welfare is anathema in the world of the Democrat machine.
Left up to them, you would not be able to talk about that period of your life when you survived on Ramen and Cup a Noodles. The Democrat machine insists that there is no virtue in that.
Whatever the struggle one has, Democrats believe that uncle Govvy should be there to ensure you never ever have to face any of them.
They would deny everyone their story and gladly place themselves as the solution to all of life’s problems.
They want to put themselves in the place of God as they systematically eliminate God from the public sphere.
It’s a sick concept to promulgate because this world in which they want people to function, no one would ever need to dig deep and find fortitude to contend with life’s dilemmas.
There’ll be no need for people to be inventive. Innovation goes out the window when people do not have to struggle. There is no need for people to learn the the beauty of community, working together, brainstorming, and finding solutions to problems that plague communities.
Just look over there to the sugar daddy Dems. They will solve all of those problems is the mindset the machine wants people to adopt.
Naturally in a world like this, such a mindset leads to atrophy of the mind, and people become dependent on whoever promises the most goodies, or to take your problems away. It leads to a sense that one cannot help himself.
For every solution you need a hero because life should never be that hard, and if it is, then send for your friendly neighborhood Democrat super hero. They become God indeed.
It is easy to spot how destructive the Democrat machine ideology really is when one considers and compares it to the beginnings of this country, and the things that people had to overcome with sheer grit, determination, and hard work.
People did not look for anyone to come rescue them. They did not expect any benevolent benefactors to swoop in and make everything alright.
They looked to their creator and each other, put their heads down, and did the work to make life better for those coming behind. They literally built a country from nothing.
That legacy gave us the country we have today. Now instead of looking back to see how we got here and maintaining those important principles, the Democrat machine is willingly destroying all of it.
They want to tear down and rebuild what we have into a socialist utopia where nothing goes wrong. Everything is free. No one struggles and all of life’s problems magically disappear.
They are on the march. They are relentless. They are never satisfied every concession that you make to their demands only yields more demands from them and they keep on moving forward.
Who would have ever thought that the country we have today would be be what it is?
Despite all of this, we can’t afford to give in to these bullies and their ever increasing efforts to change the country into what the founders never imagined.
Don’t let them deny your story.
So let’s talk a little culture. You know Andrew Breitbart used to say that politics flows downstream from culture. While it is clear that politics is where actual policy and laws happen, nothing influences politics more than the culture.
It is the main reason for so many of the big changes we have seen in our country over the years. The left learned a long time ago that you could soften people up to be more accepting of the things they want, by saturating the cultural landscape with ideas they would like to see implemented.
It is why today even the U.S. military is woke. It is nothing strange to get emails in your inbox from high ranking officials pushing leftist narratives. Ask people in the military. They’ll tell you.
This acceptance of all things woke, no matter where you turn happened to a large extent because the left saw Hollywood, academia, and big business not just as different fields where people conduct business, but they saw each of these fields as places to influence the culture.
So while conservatives and the right in general were trying to engage people with ideas spoken from traditional platforms in seminars, conferences, political rallies etc. The left was pushing their agenda at Universities, in the business world, and most of all in the entertainment industry where they were much more effective getting people to accept their destructive ideas.
MacGyver was a very entertaining show for instance, but the people behind MacGyver admitted that apart from giving the people an entertaining show to watch, they were promoting an anti-gun message. Ben Shapiro, before he became known as a conservative stalwart, interviewed a few of these Hollywood bigwigs some years ago. He got them to relax, and they spoke freely about how they were pushing their agenda in their shows movies etc.
Just a few years ago people used to laugh and say, those woke lefty students with all of their unrealistic expectations were about to get a wake up call “when they enter the real world.” No one thought enough of the influence that lefty professors were having on these young skulls full of mush (as the beloved Rush Limbaugh used to call them), to counteract the leftist messaging at the Universities.
Today those students that we laughed at are now in the real world. They are running the businesses at PayPal, facebook, Twitter (until recently), Google, YouTube, Apple, Disney, and everywhere you turn. They are not just content to push their agenda in the arena of ideas, but they want to force their ideas on the rest of society by virtue of the influence they now wield in the world of business.
They recognized that they could influence the culture much more effectively using the means they have, rather that the conservative method, when conservatives give people nice sounding speeches about the virtues of capitalism, the free market, family, free speech, the constitution, God etc.
As a result today we not have Disney pushing the transgender ideology to children with a boldness that would have been unimaginable a few short years ago. The institution of marriage has been extended to include men “marrying” men, women “marrying” women. Pornography books are now displayed in school libraries, with a special emphasis on pushing the idea that gay sex is a beautiful act that is the most natural thing in the world.
The effect on the culture has been so effective that many of the parents who object to this kind of indoctrination are now deemed as the intolerable ones.
The idea of free speech is regularly attacked, and censorship is now viewed as a viable option when it comes to beating ideas that the left is considers to be unworthy of an audience.
This is the world in which we now live. People on the right cannot afford to stay out of the cultural forums where so much of the battle has been waged. They might be a little late to the game, but they can still participate.
They have a lot of ground to make up, but that’s ok. They cannot afford to have a defeatist attitude. Thank God for men like Dinesh De Souza, Ben Shapiro, the Director of the Film My Son Hunter, Robert Davi, PragerU with their videos, and others who have gotten in the game in the last few years.
Hi, my name is Obnocks Sius
I’m a hate monger, or at least so they say, but I’m a lefty. That makes all the difference. That makes it alright.
My hatred is righteous. I despise all things with which I disagree, and I hate the people who espouse these things even more.
When I rage, and I rampage, it’s usually for a good cause. It’s true I burn cities, destroy neighborhoods, and leave a trail of bloodshed, murder, mayhem, and billions in damages everywhere I go, and everything I touch turns to dirt, but never mind that. I do it all with good intentions and to strike a righteous blow to those right wing haters. Their violence is not righteous and must be judged differently than my violence, and the violence of my lefty compatriots.
Our violence is righteous! There’s is based on white supremacy. Everyone knows that.
Speaking of racism…don’t misunderstand, my racism is directed at those who indulge in the wrong kind of racism. Besides, it’s not reeeeeaaaly racism.
It is true they do not have a platform to spread their hate. It is true their racism is called out in the media at the drop of a dime. It is true that the FBI will move in on them without hesitation. It is true that their racism is usually not tolerated, and people lose careers for simple violations of the racism rules that we have established.
Don’t compare their racism to ours though. Our racism is righteous racism. We deserve our platform. Black conservatives deserve to be called Uncle Toms. They deserve, to have their blackness questioned. Who do they think they are walking away from the left? Race traitors is what they are. All of them. My job is to call them out and bring them back on the plantation…uh…right side.
Low taxes, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, small government, opposing the nanny state, support of the second amendment, etc. etc. etc? Who do they think they are?
And the white man. Don’t get me started.. He deserves the abuse, the name calling, stereo types and all the abuse he gets in the press. We must put an end to whiteness. Those universities courses on how to combat whiteness are legit. We support that church that fasted against whiteness for lent during the run up to last easter. The calls for white genocide by the number of University professors in the last ten years are well deserved. All the anti white sentiment we hear in the media everyday. That’s on the level.
And CRT, it’s not racist at all. We know that all of America is pretty much broken up into two groups, the oppressor group and the oppressed group. It is evident that the oppressors are white people, the white male in particular. Everyone else is made up of the oppressed. Every disadvantage the oppressed suffer in this life, every hardship, every misfortune, every bad circumstance in life. none of it is ever their fault, or because life is filled with adversity. It is all whitey’s fault. Everyone knows that. Why is pointing that out racism?
Don’t blame me for speaking the truth on any of these matters. Call me racist if you want. If it is, then it is righteous racism.
I make no apologies. I am Obnocks Sius. It is my calling to let you all know what horrible people you are. I just tell it like it is.
Deal with it!
Back in 2017 Ohio State University hosted a session called “Interrupting Racism: Tips & Tools for White People.” During the session, one guilt ridden white female self righteously declared “Whiteness grants you power and access to things,” she further added “As a white woman, I can walk into any space and know that my white privilege will grant me power and access to things that someone else is not going to experience.” Boom! That settles it. Nothing wrong with making such a blanket statement about a whole group of people. It is the truth. When asked by a black student if only white people can be racist, Angie Wellman, associate director in the Student Life Multicultural Center said yes. Only white people got the power so only they can be racist. There you go.
Recently one young black man by the name of John Fuller, a member of the same University said the following “I would absolutely love to live in a world where Black people were taught that they are superior,” He was not done. “I would love it because I full-heartedly believe that.” Then dropped this gem “By taking away the teaching of one race as superior to another, that is inherently white supremacy because white people learn from birth that they are superior. There is nothing that they need to be taught in school that tells them that,” Did you get that? Look at it again. Let’s break it down. Forbidding the teaching of race superiority in general is a form of white racism. Why?…because white people have it ingrained in them from birth. Now it it black people’s turn to get that benefit. Let’s go ahead and make it part of the curriculum.
Here is a goldie from a guest lecturer at one of our prestigious Universities, no lesser institution that Yale University. The lecturers name is Dr. Aruna Khilanani. Here are some of her inspiring words. The topic of the awe inspiring lecture was called “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind.” She declared I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f**king favor They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath.’ Madam was not done “We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall. It’s just like sort of not a good idea.”
Some months back, some black female students at the University Of Virginia thought that it was a good idea to harass some white male students simply becaue these young man had the audacity to be in the same room with these black females. The young black females were having not of it so the did not hesitate to begin harassing the young men for being white and in the same space with them. They were offended by a police lives matter sticker that one of the students had, and they immediately got to work. “You’re offensive. ‘Police lives matter?” The harassment continued. “You’re making this space uncomfortable. You’re white. Do you understand what a multicultural space [means]? It means you’re not being centered.” One of the harassers demanded the young men leave if the “have any consideration for people of color and are marginalized.” The young men heard that “Every single part or the campus centers you,” the student cried. “This is the only space that you’re not centered, and you’re still trying to center yourself, which is white cis male bullsh***.” They were not done and they continued to harass the two white students for being white and daring to be in the same room with them.
This leftist poison has even invaded the so called church. Leading up to Easter during lent, one Church in Chicago decided that they were going to fast from whiteness. Responding to the backlash, the leadership said “In keeping with the Lenten spiritual discipline of fasting, our intent was to lay aside our usual frames of reference and open ourselves to hearing the Gospel message through the voices of Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Color. Our worship services in Lent have been diverse and beautiful, joyful and Spirit-filled. We pray that God oils the hinges of our hearts doors that they might swing open gently to receive the good news of Christ’s resurrection, which we all await at the culmination of Lent.” What do you say to this garbage? Make no mistake, the message of Christ is open to all. He is not respecter of skin color, but this is the kind of nonsense that has no place in the body of Christ.
Tiffanny Cross of MSNBC had this to say about the Will Smith, Chris Rock slap “I will try to put this in context for our White fellow countrymen as best I can,” She explained “In really, truly Black America, (what is the criteria to be identified as truly black America?) there’s a commonality amongst us all. If we went to a White person’s home, and it was their family dinner, and we were sitting at the table, and the mother hauled off and slapped the father and everybody at the table has an opinion.” “If I weigh in as the guest in this home and say, ‘Yeah, you guys are terrible,’ Everybody’s like ‘I’m sorry. When did you get an opinion? This is our family table.’ That’s what this moment felt like for many of us. And there is a nuance that happened. “I want to be really clear, while we talk about family talk. I think it is utterly ridiculous to center this conversation in the opinions of White folks. This is just about what happened there. The jumping off point should not be what might the White people think about it. It is just this moment between those two men. I thought it was uncalled for,” Cross said.
Ok, one more for the road. This one is all the way back in the annals of 2015 from a radio show called Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show (we did not get here overnight, there’s been a slow steady creep for years). A man called in to the show and opined, speaking about white people “when those mother f**kers are by themselves, that’s when when we should start f***ing them up. Like they do us, when a bunch of them ni**ers takin’ one of us out, that’s how we should roll up.” He said, “Cause we already roll up in gangs anyway. There should be six or seven black mother f**ckers, see that white person, and then lynch their ass. Let’s turn the tables.” The host did not find it necessary to check her caller. Instead she approved.
Now what is the point of highlighting all of this. It is to show how dangerous the left is to this country. These examples highlighted here demonstrate how the left has created a climate that makes people believe that they can say these things without any fear of negative blowback. They do not have to worry about getting cancelled, being ostracized, losing careers, getting called out on a 24 hr loop on CNN or MSNBC has Can you find white supremacists who hold similar views about their race. No doubt! Here is the difference though. They are not given a platform on college campuses to spread their bile. They do not get a prime time show to preach their propaganda. Go ahead and call Tucker Carlson a racist all you want. You cannot reference anything from Tucker’s shows that come even a pico fraction of an inch close to the examples I gave. All you have are your opinions.
Let’s take a look and examine the issues of Joe Biden’s cognitive decline, and his oft controversial statements on race.
Joe Biden: …Continue, which we must do every, every day. Continue to bear witness. Keep alive the truth and honor of the holocaust..horra, horra..the holocaust.
We’ve seen him turn around to shake the hands of invisible people, then watch as one of his handlers rush in to guide him off the stage, to the right corner or whatever.
We have seen him constantly refer to, or introduce his Vice President as the President of the United States.
When he announced his candidacy he said I’m Joe Biden, and I’m running for the United States Senate.
We’ve seen him in a room full of “dignitaries” walking around dazed and confused, absolutely lost in a situation where he should be commanding the room, in control, and be the main point of focus, before someone sadly dives in to rescue him.
A couple days ago he told the world that the United States will be donating one million doses of COVE VID – 19 to Gaza. Of course his usual defenders excused this gaffe. Oh it’s just Joe…we know what he meant. He did not mean deliver COVE VID – 19. He meant COVE VID – 19 vack seens. Yeah… sure. The guy never even corrected himself.
How many times have we seen him just go off on the press in ways we have never even seen Trump do? And we know how Trump was treated by the media. On top of all of that, he is unable to give impromptu interviews with the media. He simply cannot do it. On occasion he has attempted to engage the press, but his handlers would run in and drag him away.
Anyone remember his famous statement that Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power?
How many times have we seen his staff making real time corrections to his blunders…how many?
Did you ever see his staff frantically screaming “thank, you, thank you, thank you,”trying to rid the room of the press, because old Joey decided to go off script…ever seen it?
When questioned about it, they would tell you we are not saying anything different than the President has stated, or some version of that statement.
Let’s look at his history of controversial statements on race.
How can we forget this one “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” said the old white male Democrat, to a black man who dared to challenged him.
Who cares though? It’s not Trump who said it. That’s all that matters. Go on bout yuh business now, you hear?
BIDEN: “Latinx” (whatever a Latinx is) people don’t want to get vaccinated because they’re worried they’ll be deported (if you are Latinx you are automatically here illegally…)?
Joey one more time: “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
One time Biden got angry at a black reporter who asked him about taking a cognitive test, and uncle Joey got angry. Here’s Joey, “That’s like saying you . . . before you got in this program, you’re take [sic] a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?”
No pushback whatsoever from our moral superiors.
Joseph: “The blinders have been taken off, they’ve all of a sudden seen a lot clearer. They’ve seen geez the reason I’ve been able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.”
“By the way, you know, I sit on the stand, and it get[s] hot, I got a lot, I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun, and the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it. So I learned about roaches, I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I loved kids jumping on my lap.”
This was while he was pandering to a crowd of black people including kids (who could only be black if they vote for him, and their children grow up to do likewise).
There’s so much wrong with that statement. Who were the roaches? Was he having another senior moment? There’s even more but that’s for another time.
Poor kids (if you are not white you are poor…?) are just as talented as white kids.
Remember when he casually mentioned “‘Shylocks’” taking advantage of women and men.”
There is so much more, but this is enough to make the point. Pay attention also to the cavalier way they respond, on the rare occasion they do get challenged on these blunders. They are seldom apologetic. Its mostly how dare you, don’t you know who we are? WE ARE DEMOCRATS!
Now they will tell you that all of this is tolerable because…well…orange man, but do not believe them. It was never about how terrible Trump was per se, although it was necessary for them to frame it that way.
It was always about power, and if that meant voting for a man who is in an evident state of cognitive decline with dementia or some other cognitive disease, and excusing his countless racist gaffes, then so be it.
why wasn’t a diplomatic pause an option to pursue a possible deescalation when this thing started to heat up a few months ago. Why did the U.S. refuse to engage with Russia and treat them as equals?
Perhaps talking with partners in a strong diplomatic push effort with Russia could have at least delayed this.
I see a lot of arrogance on the part of the U.S. in the way they handled this, by refusing to address the issues and concerns Russia has been raising for years.
When it became evident that Russia really was going to invade, it seems that pursuing back door channels to convince Russia to take a different route might have been an option.
When it became evident that we were not going to fulfill our promise to protect Ukraine way back in 2014, we should have pursued another route, because Russia called our bluff and we did nothing. After that, it might have been time to take a different position.
Was allowing the the people in areas of Ukraine that have the strong historical, ethnic, cultural ties, and who are sympathetic to Russia, to hold a referendum to pursue independence an option?
If they chose independence at the time, Ukraine would have lost a small portion of their territory, minus the loss of life and destruction they have experienced since deciding instead of to go up militarily against the Russian juggernaut.
Now they have to contend with losing more territory that will be even more difficult to get back from Russia.
What about the idea of Ukraine being a neutral country? Why was that even off the table?
We strung Ukraine along for over two decades giving them a false sense of security. It is clear now that we were never going to back them up in the time of crisis, so as silly as neutrality seems; it may have been the better alternative.
Ukraine could have been light years ahead of where they are today.
So there is a lot of shoulda, coulda, woulda said in these statements. What do we do now?
What does “victory” look like for Ukraine and the United States? Is continuing to engage Russia militarily the best choice? We know how World War Two started when Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and it led to a major conflation of small tinders that went untreated for years across the continent.
It seems that we are not even considering the possibility of this thing escalating to a point that could trigger something much worse, much more undesirable, and something for which we are not prepared.
Russia is not going to come out of this unscathed. Apart from the losses they have already suffered, they now have to contend with the fact that Finland which shares a 1300 KM border with Russia is now a part of NATO, and Sweden which has always refused the idea of joining NATO, will now be members of NATO.
They now hav to deal with that reality even though, they will succeed in keeping NATO off the border they share with Ukraine.
So what now? We can all agree that Russia is the villain in all of this, but to deny that we contributed to the fiasco that now exists means that we will learn nothing from it.
Acknowledging our role in all of this is a good place to start, then maybe making an effort to bring all of the sides together to find real solutions could get us on the road to peace.
While we are at it, the United States should stop giving other nations false hope, and stop making promises we do not intend to keep. We should stop being so flippant about these security accords that we sign. Every time the U.S. fails to live up to the obligations the country agrees to, it sends a message to the world that America no longer sticks to their word. America loses a little more of it’s prestige in the world and we embolden our adversaries.
This is not coming from a Russia/Ukraine expert, nor a Russian apologist…just from someone who has questions. What is victory in Ukraine supposed to look like? Did America and the West really expect to militarily defeat Russia who had their mind set on annexing the areas of Ukraine they did, and that has strong ethnic and historical ties with Russia?
With NATO moving closer and closer to the borders of Russia, making it possible for Ukraine to be a potential staging ground from where missiles can be launched into Russia, were Russia’s concerns not legitimate?
With the breakup of the Soviet Union and Russia not being the same threat that they once were to the United States, a case can be made that the continued eastward expansion of NATO into former Russian states were an unnecessary provocation of Russia. Again, to be clear; this is not coming from a Russian expert, but these are questions that we cannot simply discard.
As NATO wooed Ukraine and made moves to draw in the country as part of the military organization, it is likely that the Russians had a legitimate case that this was a step too far. They may have felt they had to respond, to drive a message home to the West that Russia will no longer stand by as NATO expansion comes closer and to their doorsteps. For years Putin has sought to voice Russia’s concerns to NATO, but was continually ignored.
When it was clear that Russia was about to move into Ukraine, the United States missed an opportunity to launch a high pressure diplomatic campaign aimed at addressing the concerns of Russia. Instead, the United States took an increasingly aggressive tone toward Russia and adopted an even more hostile posture, and chose to instead fight a proxy war with the Russians via Ukraine.
A while back Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. said “We’re not just at war to support the Ukrainians. We’re fundamentally at war, although somewhat through a proxy, with Russia, and it’s important that we win.” So once more, what exactly does victory in this war against Russia look like?
So far the United States has sent $56 billion dollars to Ukraine in their war effort, but the situation has nevertheless continued to deteriorate. How much more are we willing to spend?
After Russia recognized the Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Lunansk as independent States, it was clear that Russia was not going to back down in their demand that Ukraine not be a staging ground for NATO. Of course they had a bunch of excuses to use for their incursion, but that was always something they had raised concerns about to NATO and the United States in particular.
The west had already abandoned their agreement to protect Ukraine after they convinced that country to give up its Nuclear weapons back in the 1990s. When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, America and the other signatories of the agreement to stand with Ukraine and ensure that Russia respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity, stood by and did nothing.
Obviously an all out conflict with Russia is nothing to take lightly, but the agreement did more or less say that the United States will not allow Russia to bully the former Soviet Republic. The least the United States could have done was engage with Russia, treat them as an equal, to try and assuage their concerns, deescalate tensions and try to convince them that it is in Russia’s best interest to honor their part of the agreement, that said Russia will respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Perhaps that was the point when the idea of Ukraine becoming a truly neutral country should have been considered, and negotiated with the Russians. Various sweeteners for all of the parties involved could have been included in any such agreement. Maybe the regions of Ukraine with ethnic ties and a strong affinity to Russia could have been given the opportunity to decide for themselves if they wanted to break away from Ukraine and become independent States. This may sound far fetched, but as it stands; these regions now are no longer a part of Ukraine as it is. They have been recognized as independent states by Russia. Russia is willing to lend their might to help protect those states new found sovereignty.
The bottom line in all of this is that nations will always act in their own self interest (for the most part), and it appears that Russia has chosen to do what they have determined is in their best interest.
By any measure, their invasion of Ukraine is wrong. The destruction they have wrought on that nation since the war began is devastatingly heart wrenching, and has triggered a humanitarian crisis that seemingly could have been avoided if all parities had calmed down and taken a dispassionate, more measured, diplomatic approach to resolving the issue.
Throughout the whole process all we’ve gotten was saber rattling, threats, posturing and an apparent complete lack of leadership from the United States. Even now with Russia having the obvious upper hand in the war against Ukraine, and Ukraine continuing to suffer more devastation, no one is attempting to deescalate the situation and bring this senseless war to an end.
How much longer are we willing to prolong the war in the effort to avoid the inevitable? All indicators seem to suggest that Russia will come out on top. How much more territory is Russia going to take control of before people even consider that continuing this war will be to the detriment of Ukraine, and to the benefit of Russia. This is not going to be another Afghanistan for Russia. They have the support of the people in many regions they have seized, so there’s that.
There are many other considerations to keep in mind as this war prolongs, mainly the longer it does; the more there is the possibility of other nations getting involved on either side increases. Cooler heads need to prevail. The people in charge, continuing to pushing this war need to consider the full economic ramifications, the effect of the geo political shifts, and realignments that are a likely consequence of this war. In addition, the humanitarian crisis, the possibility of more escalation, and the ever present threat of nuclear war need to always be on the minds of the power brokers in the midst of what seems at least, like a partially self made crisis.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, today, there are reports of Russia, China, and Iran holding Joint Military exercises in Latin America “in a show of force meant to signal how these militaries can reach the United States.” It makes one wonder how our mishandling of the Ukraine/Russia crisis, and other issues, has served to embolden these nations into coming in our own back yard to engaged in military exercises, in what was once an unlikely scenario?