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2019 should be the year of the question

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2019 should be the year of the question

Now is the time to ask the important questions about Liberty and individual rights.

This year will be the lead up to the 2020 presidential contest, a time to choose between Liberty or Socialistic slavery. Thus, it is more than appropriate that we designate this year as a time to discuss the big issues of our time. This is in the best Socratic tradition beginning a dialog exploring certain assumptions or sacred cows. In the modern vernacular, ‘starting a conversation’ or ‘speaking truth to power’ [Whatever that means].

Some of these inquiries will cause our friends on the authoritarian socialist Left a bit of discomfort. In other words, lose their collective minds, since for them only certain kinds of ideas are allowed these days. Generally those that only serve to affirm Leftist orthodoxy. Those that call into question certain assumptions on their part or challenge the inevitability of socialism are verboten or call into question the validity of collective punishment or the myriad labels of the Left. These inquires confront collectivist orthodoxy the true version of ‘Speaking truth to power’. Leftist would welcome these questions if they were open to having a true debate.

Philosophical questions.

  • What is the correct definition of Justice?
  • What is the ‘Ideal State’?
  • Are governments trustworthy?
  • What is the most important Constitutional amendment?

The last one is to make a point that the most important Constitutional amendment is the one valued the least by someone. For if one doesn’t support someone else’s Rights, why would they reciprocate? The best example would be the media demanding gun confiscation while holding freedom of the press as sacrosanct.

Questions Leftists cannot answer.

  • Are you a Leftist or a Liberal?

While this may seem to be innocuous leftists usually dodge it because as Dennis Prager has pointed out, there is a vast difference between the two. In most cases Leftists who advocate the destruction of Liberty with socialistic slavery while claiming to be ‘Liberal’ are merely out to deceive.

Questions on individual or natural Rights.

  • Do people have the Right of free speech?
  • Do people have the Right of self-preservation?

These are questions that most Leftists will not answer because it reveals too much of their dogmatic personalities. They usually cannot admit to having the common sense Right to self-defense lest they eviscerate their gun confiscation agenda.

Questions on coercive or collective Rights.

  • Do people have the Right to free college?
  • Do people have the Right to free housing?
  • Do people have the Right to free health care?

Similarly, they cannot admit to any of the coercive or collective rights because that would entail enslaving others.

  • Has anyone ever really denied existence of the climate? [As in ‘climate denier’]
  • Has anyone ever really denied that the climate changes? [As in ‘climate change denier’]

Those are the implications of the phrase they use, despite their incessant rhetoric to the contrary. The odds are they won’t be able to point to some who has done this.

Why do we have to do something about…

These are questions in direct contradiction [or ‘resistance’ if you will..] to the orthodoxy of the authoritarian socialist Left. It should be noted that the corollary questions that are the reverse of these questions are really never asked. It is generally assumed that we must do something about these issues, and we must do it now before we think about the implications to Liberty.

  • Why do we have to do something about guns?
  • Why do we have to do something about income inequality?
  • Why do we have to do something about Global Cooling.. Global Warming…Climate Change.

Questions on every new government program being proposed:

  • Has the same thing worked in the past?
  • How much of other people’s money will it take?
  • Where are the funds for this program supposed to originate?

These are questions that should be asked every time a new version of the Left’s ancient ideas are put forward. It should be obvious that there is no point in trying a new program that will fail if it’s based on the same rationale as an old program. Promises of fantastic new programs should be rejected if they cannot explain how they will be funded.

  • Was Hitler a Liberal?

Think of this as a political Koan. Clearly, most people would answer no to that question, but why is that the case? Replace that with any other infamous character from the sordid history of socialism. Was Stalin a Liberal or Was Che Guevara a Liberal? This highlights the reason why at some point along the political spectrum it’s impossible to cast those of the far left as being Liberal. This severe discontinuity illustrates that Liberalism is the antithesis of collectivism. The latter requires the suppression of individual Liberty, thus Leftists cannot be Liberal.

The takeaway

This wasn’t by any means meant to be inclusive, this is just to ‘start a conversation’, on where we are to go as a free people. Do we head down the dead-end road of socialism, or do we stay on the road of Liberty? The answers to these questions and many others to be asked will decide that for years to come. As it is vitally important to ask these questions, it is also manifestly important that we properly debate and find the answers.

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Elizabeth Pipko: Democrats ‘supported one anti-Semitic comment after another’

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Elizabeth Pipko Democrats supported one anti-Semitic comment after another

Racism is real in America and there’s a push to attach it to President Trump. Anti-Semitism is among the hot topics being discussed by legacy media, especially after the President went after Jews living in America who vote Democrat.

Despite the left’s cries to make the GOP, President Trump, and all of his supporters seem like racists, the truth is starting to come out. Much of this is at the hands of “The Squad,” who ironically attempt to use the race card at every turn. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have gone so far as to call others racist while demonstrating their own bigotry in the same sentences.

Jewish activist Elizabeth Pipko was part of a panel of Fox Nation discussing the recent press by Democrats to reverse the anti-Semitism narrative back onto President Trump. As their party seems to be pulling further and further away from supporting Israel while attaching to the much larger worldwide Muslim population, it’s becoming increasingly clear they are at a crossroads. Today, most Jews are Democrats, but as the party embraces anti-Semitism as their new normal, how long can that support continue?

As Pipko pointed out, politicians must either condemn or support a stance. Silence is viewed as acceptance, and as Democratic lawmakers are conspicuously silent on “The Squad’s” anti-Semitism, we must take this as their measure of supporting it.

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How many times is the left going to claim the ground is shifting in the gun debate?

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How many times is the left going to claim the ground is shifting in the gun debate

While Cory Booker is channeling George Orwell, once again the ground has supposedly shifted on Liberty Control.

Good news, the Left has come up with some ‘new’ memes in their synthesized self-righteous condemnation of Liberty in the midst of a ‘Serious Crisis’. Anyone on social media will recognize this all too familiar pattern that will begin the moment the news breaks of a tragedy they can exploit:

  • The Left will immediately politicize the pain of others – while projecting that on everyone else.
  • ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ are then mercilessly mocked.
  • It will be said that the defenders of Liberty ‘have blood on our hands’.
  • Then the calls to ‘do something!’ – anything, whether it will solve the problem or not.
  • Further restrictions on civil liberties are the made by opportunistic politicians.
  • Demands for laws that already exist on Background checks or Civil commitment.
  • While other Leftists make more demands for gun confiscation.
  • As emotions subside, entreaties for compromise emerge.

This is usually the end stage of the crisis sequence, after all of the juvenile invectives hurled by the Left, after all of the demands that we ‘turn in our guns’, after all of the exposition on how our basic human rights are to be controlled – by them. The national socialist left will realize they won’t be able to bully us into giving up our basic civil liberties. Hence, they will look to exploit something – anything – out of the ‘crisis’, they will try to force us into a compromise whereby they give up nothing and we move down the slippery slope to gun confiscation once more.

Afterwards, any ‘compromises’ or ‘bipartisan’ agreements that restrict the human rights of the innocent will inevitably fail to work. Then when another tragedy takes place the whole sequence begins once again. Existing laws will be ignored in lieu of new laws that do the same thing – while denigrating liberty in the process. This is ‘progress’ to the national socialist Left, seeing each ‘serious crisis’ as an opportunity they can exploit for political gain while never addressing the true causes of these tragedies.

The ‘new’ momentum meme addition to the same old crisis exploitation of the left.

A ‘new’ aspect of the debate has the ground shifting more than the San Andreas Fault. Leftists love their euphemisms, using every kind of synonym for confiscation they can muster. The ground shift meme is no exception, with endless variations that essentially try to exploit the same idea over and over. The problem is that the ground shift meme is only viable once. Then it becomes just one more piece of useless rhetoric thrown out into the ether. The ‘blood on hands’ accusation was the same at one point, now it’s just a pathetic attempt by the left to exploit a crisis they created.

From December 2012 [7 years ago]:

December 17th, 2012

Capitol Hill ground may be shifting on gun control .

New polls suggest elementary school shootings may be changing public opinion.

From last year:

March 1, 2018
Fla. Dem: ‘The ground is really shifting’ on gun control.

Apr 9, 2018
Pa. legislature becomes test bed for shifting sands on gun control.

December 26, 2018
2018 Brought A ‘Tectonic Shift’ In The Gun Control Movement, Advocates Say.

Then this year:

April 24, 2019
Democrats Shed Fear of Gun Control in Momentous Shift Entering 2020 Election.

August 4, 2019
Dayton and El Paso Shift Focus to Gun Control and Racism.

August 20, 2019
The political battle lines on guns are shifting.

It getting to the point that these pieces are merely wishcasting by the Liberty Grabbers hoping to move something that isn’t there.

Cory Booker channeling George Orwell.

It’s one thing to reuse the same meme over and over while trying to pretend it’s brand new, it’s quite another to try and sell socialistic slavery as ‘freedom’. Yes, there is nothing like taking away some people’s basic human rights to make them ‘free’.  In this case it’s everyone’s favorite political ambulance chaser from New Jersey, Cory Booker, trying to sell the idea that fear is supposed to justify the restriction of the common sense civil Liberty of self-defense. Eliminating fear from modern life would of course be impossible and there is no end to the rationalization of government control that could be used with this absurd pretext.

Apparently he thinks that the government and criminals having a monopoly on the use of force will serve to protect liberty because reasons. Since we all know how criminals and governments scrupulously follow the law, he has the perfect solution to the problem. Sadly because of what the left has done to the culture, we are witness to some more of these tragedies. Statistics show that thankfully these are decreasing and there are ways to solve the problem without restricting Liberty.

Unfortunately, the left has a very myopic view of the situation, only seeing opportunities for them to exploit rather than problems to be solved. Perhaps it is time to leave them out of the conversation and consider real reforms that will save lives instead of destroying Liberty.

One final word.

We of the Pro-Liberty Right need to start using one word when it comes to the Authoritarian Socialist Left’s demands that we incrementally give up our common sense human rights. We have compromised over and over without so much as an acknowledgement or thanks from the left, much less any type of compromise on their part.

There are ways to solve this problem without punishing the innocent and confiscating their private property. These need to be considered to solve this societal problem instead of focusing on inanimate objects. As for the Left’s incessant demands that we give up our basic human rights, we only need this one word response: NO!    [Repeat as many times as necessary]

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Media’s silence regarding Christian genocide in Nigeria is deafening

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Medias silence regarding Christian genocide in Nigeria is deafening

From January to June of last year, 6,000 Christians, mostly women and children, were slaughtered by Fulani radicals in Nigeria. If you get your news from legacy media in the United States, you probably have no idea this is even happening. It’s a nonexistent story for three reasons:

  • It’s happening in Africa, the most under-reported continent on Earth next to Antarctica, and even that’s debatable.
  • The violence is being perpetrated against Christians.
  • The violence is being perpetrated by Muslims.

These three factors mean the best legacy media will do is yawn. The worst they’ll do is cover it up as the death toll becomes so inconceivable, their silence is becoming unjustifiable, even by American media standards. How many people have to die to catch legacy media’s attention? This is “pure genocide” according to a press release by church leaders in Plateau State.

According to World Watch Monitor, “The Fulani were early adopters of Islam, participating in holy wars, or jihads, in the 16th Century that established them as a dominant social and economic force in Western Africa.”

As @ZionistGirl18 noted on Twitter, the criteria to spark media coverage is completely detached from reality.

Over the last year, things have gotten even worse. The Fulani have formed squads with the sole purpose of going from village to village raping women, murdering men, and kidnapping children. It’s barbarism at the highest level possible for humanity and it’s happening every day. But to get news about it, you have to search high and low for local sources and the occasional Reuters write-up.

Several hundred Christians killed, villages decimated as merciless wave of militant Fulani attacks sweeps northern Nigeria

Hundreds of Christians lost their lives in the first half of 2019 alone as a wave of attacks by heavily-armed, mainly Muslim, Fulani militants continued to gather momentum in an agenda of “religious cleansing” that is aiding Boko Haram’s attempts to establish an Islamist caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria.

Barnabas Fund contacts described the situation as “horrifying” for Christian communities in a recent report that outlined a spate of murderous attacks across at least six regions in 2019, costing several hundred lives, as well as destroying homes and decimating communities. The carnage has gone largely unchallenged by the Nigerian Federal Government.

But there’s another reason this isn’t getting any media attention. There’s a strong delusion hiding the Islamic caliphate that’s spreading across western and central Africa. More attention is paid to the Middle East for obvious reasons, but to the west the disparate Islamic militant groups are quickly forming a powerful force in the form of Boko Haram. Approximately 250 groups operate across the region with little coordination but spreading their terror using the same tactics and with the same goals. This is an ethnic cleansing, a true genocide.

Compared to the Islamic State, Boko Haram seems to be smaller. But that’s only because of the dispersion across the disparate militant groups. When they unify, and they will, Boko Haram will no longer be a group of approximately 15,000 Islamists. They’ll have the population of a small nation with the firepower to cause much more damage than the Islamic State at its peak.

It’s long past time for Americans and the media to pay attention to the atrocities being committed against African Christians. Boko Haram is quickly becoming what the Islamic State only wished it could have achieved.

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