April 30, 2021

April 29, 2021

More wisdom from The Daily Wire

( And Ami Horowitz):

Crowder on Fire

The man whom I refuse to acknowledge, hates the middle class according to Steven Crowder. As usual he is on fire here.

"You know...the guy..." makes a dull speech

I've been busy.  I haven't posted enough lately.  I've also missed speeches.  Like this one that Tim Pool discusses:

Alright, you got me: I missed this speech on purpose.

April 28, 2021

The border crisis is worse than you know

 It's not a challenge, it's a crisis. Via Daily Wire:

April 26, 2021

Rules for Patriots: Rule #5 example

This morning I was listening to Alex Marlow hosting Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Radio.  He was talking to a guest about public schools in Los Angeles and the wokeness being taught there.  The tactic for patriots has been to either (a) put your kids in private school (which most people cannot afford to do) or (b) complain (which does nothing). A new tactic is needed to address this.

In my Rules for Patriots series, Rule #5 was improve your arsenal (of tactics). Clearly a new tactic is required.  Combine that with the Left's philosophy of never letting a crisis go to waste, during COVID there is a perfect opportunity here that is being missed. A strike.

If Patriots removed their kids from schools in protest of the agenda being taught, not just in Los Angeles but statewide in California, until the concern is addressed, it would result in an attendance drop of at least 30%, perhaps as much as 40% statewide.  That is unsustainable from a cost perspective for the schools and the state.  A few days won't matter, it would take months.

But COVID has presented an opportunity to do that with limited repercussions for parents and students. The tactic has not been tried and the opportunity is there.  It cannot work any less effectively than what has been tried so far.  So...?

April 25, 2021

April 24, 2021

Rules for Patriots - Rule #5: Improve Your Arsenal

Links to previous rules: Rule #4, Rule #3, Rule #2 and Rule #1.

Any successful effort requires the ability to adapt and grow.  As conservatives, as patriots, we have relied for far too long on existing standards that we have forgotten to adapt. We have done this for so long we've even weakened our abilities in the areas we have found success, by not even adapting them to new circumstance.  Not to mention the fact that we have rarely added new tactics and new strengths.

When two countries go to war with each other, each tries to improve their weaponry and to alter their tactics to fit the situation.  When one side does not it dooms itself to failure; overwhelming failure.  They ensure the victory of their enemy.  The same is true in business (research and development) and it is certainly true in politics.

Democrats, progressives, liberals and what have you, have proceeded to both politicize and weaponize every aspect of life; music, art, media, education, law, even immigration - you name it and they have turned it to their advantage.  And what have we done? We have stood by and let them do it. Sure we can see it, we can recognize what is happening, but then what do we do?  We complain about it, often in an echo chamber fashion; amongst ourselves.  Does that accomplish anything?  No.  It's the reason we are perpetually on defense politically, even when we believe we are in power. We see status quo GOP, do nothing GOP, wanting to be liked by the media Republicans,  RINOs. Even solid Republicans who are weak in a certain area because they are in some way influenced by the surging tide of progressive liberalism.

In order to go on offense, which we need to do, we need to have the tools to do so. In developing these tools, some will by nature be reactionary, just trying to play catch-up.  But the opportunity exists to develop new tools and tactics that the left does not anticipate as well.  That's where we can truly change the game.  We can leapfrog over the left into new areas to bring the political fight to them.

Let me start with the reactionary side.  There are tools we have to up our game on: protests (organizing them, funding them, positively energizing them), social media (we dropped the ball on Twitter, Facebook, Patreon, YouTube, Amazon and Google), en masse calling our congressmen, lawsuits, finding friendly judges, political legal teams, political organizations' legal teams, media organizations like Breitbart or Project Veritas (there are far too few and with too limited power and reach), education (teaching children at every level the positive aspects of capitalism, American values, and morality rather than subjecting them to a ceaseless twisted narrative from public education and higher education).  Even sports these days have been co-opted by the left.  Why?  They know the battleground can be anywhere and everywhere.  That's how they fight.  That's how they win.  We cannot console ourselves with the idea that they have gone to far and it will backfire.  That's neither a strategy nor a tactic that will prove effective.

All of those areas require us to organize and develop better ways to approach them as well as grow the network that has access to them.  Drilling down on each of those will require greater detail at a future date but for now suffice it to say, we are playing catch up in these areas.

Moving on to tactics we must develop whether in the areas mentioned above or other areas, there are a number of tactics for which we must hone our skills.  For example, in debates and conversations we have always argued facts versus feelings. The problem is that feelings usually win.  We must learn to argue both congruently. If the left only argues feelings and we argue both feelings and facts we leapfrog the left on debating prowess. In Rule #1 I stated "Know your facts".  It's important but that is merely one tactic and we need multiple tactics.  Facts alone these days are not enough to win arguments.

We have never successfully managed to attack the messenger (the media) and we focus on the message.  Chipping away at the credibility of the media is integral to making our voices louder by comparison as we chip away at the trust in these biased institutions.  

Here are a few more tactics to consider; molding an opponents image or your own by constantly restating your message in similar ways, using peer pressure, gathering endorsements, going to where the voters are whom you want to convert rather than preaching to the choir, reward and encourage specific behaviors (I'm not talking voting or financial rewards either. Recognition and praise will work as well or better than cash, and the behaviors include attending events, or even asking questions for example).  Others include getting the other side to turn their focus and fights on their own side, using psychology to get the other side to doubt their own arguments, getting publicity to get your point more visible (see Donald Trump for inspiration), or using key phrases such as "common sense" at every pivotal moment to underpin your argument and juxtaposing it with phrases like "far-fetched" or "hair-brained ideas" in relation to your opponents ideas.  Keep in mind that attacking the individual opponent is a tactic the left uses - try to avoid that just attack their ideas using this language (and point out every time the opposition uses an ad hominem attack on you; it's petty and it comes across that they don't have a legitimate reason to attack your ideas).  Distraction is another important tactic as are mobility (the ability to respond and adapt quickly), co-operation and flanking (attacking an opponent's position from multiple angles using different sources) and so is espionage (knowing what your opponent is going to do so you have more time to react), using false information as a misdirection tool.

One of the tactics we must focus on is recognizing areas of opportunity.  The left has lived by "never let a crisis go to waste". We should not either, but we must also never let an opportunity go to waste.  The future is technology.  We must use that knowledge to our advantage and find ways to engage in technological advancements before our political opponents do.  Develop tactics to take advantage of change.  For example with the increasing automation of jobs, we must find a way to present a palatable way to reach the middle and working classes with a vision around that (and there are ways to address that too). That's more strategic but the messaging around it can be tactical. Saying it is a way to bring jobs back to America from offshore is a good tactic.  It speaks to nationalism in an America first sort of way.  It speaks to people's pocketbooks.  And it speaks to brighter futures (jobs here will be more close to engineering and robotics maintenance than to an assembly line job in China). That, backed up with specifics argues both facts and feelings.

The main point though is that anything new WILL become a battleground.  Whether you define how that develops or you wait and let your political opponent define it, is a deficiency that led to us having to play catch up in so many areas.  If we define the situation, we by proxy define the terminology and the nature of the political battlefield (the rules if you will). The tactic is to get to new areas first.

If we adhere to Rule #3, Don't Do It Alone" we also can rely on learning from the successes of other patriots and follow their example in our own area of the political battlefield. Improving your arsenal is not all about tactics alone. It means knowing the capabilities of your allies and where you can leverage them in your fight or where you can lend a hand to them.

An important message for millennials and beyond from Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson explains that life is hard and what you have to do to be ready for it.  It's a message for everyone but particularly today's youth who are being trained into a state where they are going to be unready for the challenges that life throws at them.

April 22, 2021

A mic drop moment on Voter ID laws

 This man blows away any argument against voter photo ID laws, and it's brilliant.

April 21, 2021

Babylon Bee: Sesame Street blames Todd

 Babylon Bee, your source for conservative humor, brings you Sesame Street vs. Todd.

April 19, 2021

Saul Goodman got a job at the White House?

When did the White House decide that Saul Goodman would make the perfect sign language interpreter for press briefings? I'm just asking for a friend...

Jordan Peterson vs. the Communist Manifesto

Jordan Peterson's critique of the Communist Manifesto.  Worth watching.

April 18, 2021

April 16, 2021

When facts don't back Fauci up, make up something

Dr. Fauci, improvising facts.  

Whether or not people are obeying the lockdown is irrelevant.  Texas has no lockdown and they are near the bottom of the cases per day rankings.  Further, where are his 'facts' on people not obeying the lockdowns?  He's just making up stuff to cover his ineptitude. Also, what's with "you're talking too fast" and "I can't see that"? Is he taking elderly lessons from the guy who can't walk up the steps of Air Force One properly?  President Trump should have fired him long ago.

April 15, 2021


 They are more than half mad.  Bill Whittle on fire as usual.

Democrat power grab is now out in the open

 Supreme Court packing in full effect:

GOP must filibuster this.  MUST.  Joe Manchin must allow the filibuster to continue.  MUST.  Patriots must protest this en masse (assuming you are in a non-lockdown scenario or are not yet fed up with that too).

The time to act is running short, as Democrats have gone all-out power mad.  This power grab would be the end of liberty and the beginning of tyranny on a  massive scale.  Do not doubt this.

Project Veritas hits CNN (again)

 Remember when I said James O'Keefe might be Superman?  Check this out:

April 12, 2021

9th Circuit - proven wrong again!

 The still liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeal got scolded again on religious liberty by the Supreme Court:

April 11, 2021

A female take on the toxicity of woke feminism

 Not my words, but a good analysis, by a woman, on why the woke version of feminism is a failure:

Sunday verse

April 10, 2021

Rules for Patriots - Rule #4: Play Offense

Rule #4, play offense not defense.  This is a continuation in a series of Rules for Patriots, continuing from Rule #3.

Rule #4, now, in video form :

April 9, 2021

It's deliberate and you know it!

The Trump era policy of undocumented migrants remaining in Mexico was working, and Mexico was working with the United States on it. The logical thing to do is to keep it in place.  That's not happening.  The policy was reversed.  The only reason it would be reversed is if you wanted it to stop working. The policy change was deliberate. The results were easily predictable by anyone with half a brain. Apparently the does not include Democrats.

And it's not only bad, it's horrific:

Be prepared for a huge battle!

I don't think this is a likelihood, or feasible,  but BE PREPARED to demonstrate in numbers not seen before if this is actually in motion:

April 7, 2021

James O'Keefe might be Superman

 Just watch.  Actually, watch and then do something.

April 6, 2021

As Jordan Peterson said, "What The Hell???"

 This is insane!

Lester Dolt

 Lester Holt is not a bright guy.  Watch Dinesh D'Souza make Lester Holt's argument crumble like a sand castle in a tsunami.

This guy does not understand basic economics

 This is incompetence at the worst possible scale:

To be clear, taxes reduce economic activity.  At best, if 100% reinvested into economic activity, they pervert the most efficient use of funds into less efficient activity.  But it rarely is 'at best'.  Taxes dampen business opportunity by reducing funds available to spend on business activity (e.g. investment, hiring more people, advertising).  Government deciding where money gets spent hides what is not working (e.g. Solyndra).

What's behind this weird development? My Rush Limbaugh style take on it.

Tim Pool posted a video on YouTube yesterday pointing out that swing Democrats are panicking after AOC donated to them. He argues that Democrats know that AOC is toxic to the Democratic party.

The real question about this, as Rush Limbaugh would point out is this: Why is AOC donating to swing state Democrats? There are two possibilities as far as I can see:

(1) She's an establishment Democrat (or has become one) and wants to keep Democrats in power.
(2) she's hoping it will create a backlash, and cause them to lose in 2022 so that she can support more progressive candidates in those districts in 2024 (as Tim points out).
(3) The Democrats are behind it - they are deliberately providing swing state Democrats the chance to disavow AOC and distance themselves, thus disavowing the notion that they are aligned with her and cementing their status as moderates.

Keep in mind the donations were unsolicited by the swing state Democrats and unsanctioned by the Democratic National Congressional Committee. Regardless of AOC's actions, swing district Democrats would be wise to return the money and disavow her.

But here's where I think Tim draws the wrong conclusion.  He thinks she's been shrewd about her moves.  He believes the first possibility listed above is the right one.  I personally don't believe the three options are entirely mutually exclusive.  Any combination or in fact all three could be true.

Here's what I think - the third possibility is definitely true.  Democrats may be weak on policy, they are not weak on politicking.  There is no way the DNCC would not have known about this ahead of time.  They have a congressional whip, they have rules governing members.  They have expectations of their members.  They knew about this and therefore want to afford swing state Democrats the chance to distance themselves from the progressive agenda.  And if possibility #3 is true, then AOC is working with the DNCC, making possibility #1 also true.  And neither of those preclude possibility #2 also being true, or perhaps a possibility #4.

AOC could secretly be working with the DNCC but still hoping to see those Democrats lose so she can make a stronger argument for more progressive candidates on the ballot in 2024.


Possibility #4 - those Democrats are all willing to support whatever agenda if they get re-elected through this chicanery.  They are either secretly progressive (as Rush Limbaugh believed) or so dedicated to the status quo power and want to continue their gravy train ride that they will support whatever is presented, so long as they remain part of the congress. 

Either way it doesn't matter.  This is a stunt, designed with the sole purpose of retaining congressional power for Democrats.  How they use, any in-fighting that comes out of it, is inconsequential.  As long as they win, that's all that matters.

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