Quote of the day—Angelo Codevilla

Race (and sex, etc.) is yet another set of excuses for transferring power to the ruling class. The oligarchy is no more concerned about race than it is about education, or environmentalism, or sex, or anything else. It is about yet more discretionary power in the hands of its members, for whom not all blacks (or women, or whatevers) are to be advantaged—only the ones who serve ruling class purposes. In education, employment, and personnel management, co-opting compatible, non-threatening colleagues is the objective. As Joseph Biden put it succinctly: if you don’t vote for him, “you ain’t black.” A ruling class of ever-decreasing quality is a result.

Angelo Codevilla
September 23, 2020
Revolution 2020
[Via Kevin.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sam Jacobs

The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was, in every meaningful sense, a Marxist revolution. A parallel state based on participatory workers’ organizations was led by a self-consciously revolutionary party to topple the existing state and erect a new one in its place. Indeed, Lenin acted on clear definitions from Marx about what constituted “the state”: “armed bodies of men,” that is to say, police, courts, prisons and the military. The Bolsheviks did not simply take the existing “armed bodies of men” and use them for their own purposes. Nor did the Communists of Eastern Europe. They destroyed existing institutions and replaced them with their own.

Sam Jacobs
October 2020
Cultural Marxism’s Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America.
[“They destroyed existing institutions and replaced them with their own.”

Nazi Germany also developed their parallel “armed bodies of men”, the SS. The SS had several components:

The defunding of the police doesn’t look so incredibly stupid now, does it?

Respond appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Greg Banks

Even after we flush Trump, we have a difficult job to cleanse society of their diseased thinking.

Greg Banks
Island Country (Washington) prosecutor
Posted on Facebook September 30, 2020
[He has turned off his Facebook account, as he has several times in the past. At some time it probably will be turned back on.

More context is here.

Can you imagine being a Trump supporter in his county and your legally concealed firearm is briefly visible while reaching for an item on the top shelf at the grocery store and a Karen spots it?

I shudder to think about it. This is how we get reeducation camps and gulags.

And I was in his county for a few hours last Saturday.

Prepare appropriately.—Joe]

Facebook banishment

Last night I received a message from Barron:

Janelle and I just got permanently banned on FB. No possible appeal, no idea why.

And I mean at the same time. It was working for both of us this morning and then the traffic of me being gone started on the side channel. Janelle went to look and she was logged out and they said her account was disabled.

This is weird. It’s not like Barron and Janelle had followings which could change election outcomes. Nor were they advocating terrorist activities (although they do have three small boys which might be considered terrorists if you were sleep deprived and they were being particularly active).

So, what could be the motivation for their simultaneous banishment? I have to think it was some sort of political issue. But without additional data it’s tough to test that hypothesis.

It’s happening to others too.

Quote of the day—Robert Reich @RBReich

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.

Robert Reich @RBReich
Tweeted on October 17, 2020
[This is where our country sits. It is on the precipice of a Stalinist and/or 1984 dystopia.

Reich is not some random troll or bot. This is a Berkeley professor (no surprise), who served in the administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He is a former Secretary of Labor and was a member of President Obama’s economic transition advisory board. He has a million Twitter followers.

Via Adam Baldwin who gives us these as the “chaser”:

Stalin
MinistryOfTruth

Coincidently, Windy Wilson has relevant commentary on our present situation as well.

Prepare appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Piper Smith

… the vast majority of the American liberals quickly reverted to their prior anti2a positions and cheered on the proposed confiscation plans and helped ram anti2a legislation through every state they could as fast as they could.

They failed to realize that there were over 500 million firearms in the US and those they wished to disarm were those who were the most willing to have molon labe be their last words on this planet.

Piper Smith
Posted on Facebook October 17, 2020
[Interesting introduction to a short story or novel.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Bookworm

Because of the American resistance to class warfare, beginning in the 1960s, American leftists started to substitute race, sex, and sexual orientation for class. That is, instead of dividing America along economic lines, they divided it along immutable characteristics lines. By doing so, they created permanent fissures in society. The point, always, was to destroy constitutional government, the free market, and a liberty-oriented mindset, and replace it with pure statism: Rule by the iron hand of the so-called “expert.”

Bookworm
October 10, 2020
This election reflects America’s peculiar, and very dangerous class war
[Excellent observation!—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sarah Hoyt

Before you go abooging, remember, Madame Guillotine is always hungry. And indiscriminate with it.

Sarah Hoyt
October 10, 2020
ACTUALLY THAT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. IN THE END BOTH SIDES LOST
[And if you decline the confrontation when the revolution comes to you it is guaranteed the win and you the loss.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Ron Judd

Washington, it was. And is.

AND EVER SHALL BE?

We are a questioning people; questions will be asked. To wit: Is the name simply settled history, a historical bridge too far to even discuss? Is it a tad troublesome, but not enough to skip lunch over? Or is it a betrayal, wholly unjustified, a historical wrong deserving of righting?

Ron Judd
October 11, 2020
Washington is named for a president who owned slaves. Should it be?
[I have questions:

  • Aren’t there far more important issues for the legislature and the people of the state of Washington to address?
  • Aren’t those demanding we address the subjection of people 200+ years ago the same people demanding we give up our arms today?

I don’t believe these people have benign intent. I believe they intend to agitate and divide the people of the state and the country to make us weak.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Adam Smith

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an exemplary beacon of justice.

Adam Smith
U.S. Representative, 9th District, WA-D
Press Release September 18, 2020
[This tells you everything you need to know about this public servant.

He is incredibly ignorant and/or evil.

Why? Contrast Smith’s words to these:

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.

Robert Bork
Speech
American Enterprise Institute, 1984

At the SCOTUS level a judge’s job is not to deliver “justice”. It is to interpret and apply the law. If the judge is ruling in terms of what is “just” then they are little more than another legislative branch elected, for life, by the President and the Senate.

Leftists see SCOTUS as needing to be politically “balanced”. At least as long as they can’t have the court entirely filled with those who administer “justice” from the left. This is wrong.

There is no “balance” when reading the law of the legislative and the founders. There are only various degrees, including zero, of error in interpreting and applying it to the case under consideration.

Smith has demonstrated his ignorance and/or distain for our form of government. He needs to be replaced with someone who passed their government class in high school and will honor their oath of office.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Angelo Codevilla

The revolution that created the American oligarchy—illiterate contemporary Marxists notwithstanding—has nothing in common with Karl Marx’s original democratic (in the Aristotelian sense) conception “from below” (e.g. his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Programme) other than “overthrowing the pillars of the house.” Ours is the Party-centered oligarchic revolution from above that Lenin outlined in What Is to Be Done? (1902). This Leninism is the template of the Soviet and every other Communist regime, bar none. In our revolution, too, everything—always and everywhere—is about the Party.

Angelo Codevilla
September 23, 2020
Revolution 2020
[Via Kevin.—Joe]

Antifascist flags

Via bleepfuzz @bleepfuzz:

AntifascistFlags

I looked around some to try and verify the claims. I couldn’t find a flag for the Antifaschistische Aktion but I did find a German 1932 poster:

1280px-Antifa_Her_zu_uns.svg

and the logo for the German 1932 group::

AntifaschistischeAktionLogo

Here is a flag used in Gainesville, Florida on October 18, 2017:

AntifaGainsville2017

The first two sentences in the image at the beginning of this post appears to be correct. I have not tried to verify the second paragraph from the image. But it would appear that if it is true, and history runs essentially the same course, then the Democrat Party of America will be crushed by American Nazis.

That seems to be unlikely at this point. If strong opposition to Antifa forms it would seem to be more likely it is a mainstream majority demanding “law and order”.

Regardless, we live in interesting times. Day zero is four weeks away.

Quote of the day—Hope Thacker

Race matters most to those who want to use it as a weapon. Social justice comes from a Marxist ideology. Kids are taught to be victims then claim they are victimized if they are punished in any way.

It is a recipe for unraveling. The entire country. AOC is a full fledged, all in Marxist. They may be charming at times but they are dangerous to a free society.

Hope Thacker
October 4, 2020
Comment to I was wrong about the Democratic Party #walkaway
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Tim Pool @Timcast

DOJ Just Nuked Portland, Seattle, and New York

Tim Pool @Timcast
Tweeted on September 21, 2020
Regarding Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property
[Not literally, figuratively.

Those cities, and other socialist cesspools were already on their way to near total waste like Detroit. This just makes it more clear socialism only works until you run out of other people’s money and that rule of law is superior to rule of mob.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Mike Selinker

Republicans won’t be content with a win. They will burn every civil right they can find. Trump’s Hitler Youth-like “patriotic education” plan will become a reality. Gun control will become a remnant of history.

Mike Selinker
September 19, 2020
A wargame designer defines our four possible civil wars.
[There so many “interesting” things in this post:

  • Despite the 2nd Amendment and numerous SCOTUS rulings there is no hint that he is aware the right to keep and bear arms is a civil right.
  • The Democrat with their “hate speech” restrictions, anti-Christian attitudes, forced purchase of health insurance, statute destruction, college admission and employee racial quotas, gun licensing, “red flag” (no due process), and gun bans has, by far, the worst civil rights record. Those are just off the top of my head without looking at the massive number of regulations on business and our everyday life. And it’s not even going back to the Jim Crow laws and the KKK.
  • The scenarios examined in his article should have, at least, four different election possibilities. He leaves out possibility number 4:
    1) Biden landslide.
    2) Narrow Biden victory.
    3) Narrow Trump victory.
    4) Trump landslide.

The set of errors found in his article are so numerous and cover such a wide variety of topics that one is forced to conclude he is living in an alternate reality or is knowingly propagating evil.

Prepare and respond appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Larry Correia

The Republicans are annoying, usually spineless, often stupid, and sometimes corrupt… But holy shit the Democrats are fucking evil.

Larry Correia
Posted on Facebook September 30, 2020
[What do you expect from socialists and communists?

Further evidence to support this assertion is their inherently violent nature.—Joe]

Quote of the day—dick costolo @dickc

Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.

dick costolo @dickc
Tweeted on September 30, 2020
[This is not just some random troll on the Internet. This was the CEO of Twitter from 2010 to 2015. He has 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

This is what they think of you. They want you dead.

Respond appropriately.—Joe]

Judge agrees, Democrats oppose the 1st Amendment too

Good news!

Via Stephen Gutowski we have this report:

A federal court ordered Los Angeles to hand over more than $100,000 to the National Rifle Association after ruling that the city had violated the gun-rights group’s First Amendment rights.

We have to take the offensive against these tyrants. It’s nice to have judges who enforce the constitution.