Lady Justice is Stripped of Her Blindfold and Vetted for Ideology

5 10 2018

The following entry is not a DTN original, but we are pleased to include it here.

The Author, pseudonym Publius Cato Minor, occasionally addresses current events from a career military background and resides somewhere in the outback of the Great American Northwest…

-“You’re guilty, well I think it’s you.”blindfolded lady with sword in right hand held vertically down to floor, and a set of balance scales in her left hand held neck high

“You were in the same house as a punch bowl in 1982 and, because… I said so!”

Or as James Carville observed in Defense of Bill Clinton that it’s amazing what happens when you drag a $20 bill through a trailer court. Looks like Avenatti has a few spare $20s, huh. I’m just sayin………..

Back when Peter Strzok was being grilled in the House over his credibility and integrity. One of the Republican members of the panel commented that there was no reason to believe his oath because he had betrayed and lied to his wife in the high profile adulterous relationship with Lisa Page. The observation was on the order of you betrayed and lied to your wife, so why should we believe you? All of the allegations against him were documented and he and Page had both acknowledged the affair and their behavior. The Democrats were outraged and called for censure.

So along come the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. Clearly unfounded allegations against Kavanaugh are placed and the Democrats change directions and demand to convict even in the absence of evidence of anything.

I suppose that it is worth noting to people who have turned themselves into everyone they hated in high school (50 years later!) that we are blessed with the diligence of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for revealing that Kavanaugh and a couple of his school “buds” wrote some silly comments in a yearbook about farting. They also drank beer!

Kinda wish things were going differently for Dr. Ford, but the truth is that there is no evidence of her allegations (or those of the others). Furthermore, whether or not anyone likes the statute of limitations, it precludes anything being done about this in terms of criminal charges. The fact is that Ford’s (and the others’) allegations against Kavanaugh are allegations of felony acts. The lawyers who enabled her in this embarrassment should be disbarred for malfeasance.

There is a truth that must be considered closely by all: The law is and must remain absolutely cold-blooded. Any effort through law that attempts to grant more weight or advantage to one over another destroys the law in general. Once you go there, you have no right to stop and the end state is chaos. The political weaponization of the law is a travesty that promotes that degeneracy.

It is disturbing that the entire notion that an allegation alone is proof has been seen throughout history. Summary executions were conducted in the streets of Germany if a person was thought to be less than loyal to the Reich. It was seen in the Spanish Inquisition and in the fall of Rome and literally throughout history and continues today. No proof was, or is, needed for anything. Our system is supposedly better than that. It requires evidence for allegation and proof through the evidence of guilt before conviction.

I for one do not give a damn who believes what or who finds whom “credible.” No one asked any of these people what they believe or what their opinion is regarding anything and that’s because it doesn’t matter because THEY don’t matter. The only thing that does matter is that there is no evidence of anything and so there is no suggestion of guilt ANYWHERE!

Understand one thing very clearly regarding an investigation: If there is no evidence of the legitimacy of an allegation, there is no investigation. I’ve been involved in a few of these. You don’t investigate a person. You investigate evidence. The evidence details the event and identifies the people involved. If you have no evidence you have nothing.

The most dangerous aspect of this entire matter is that the people are actually considering that opinion and even partial memory is the equivalent of evidence. Proof of guilt is becoming a matter of opinion.

Caution: When you go there, you have no rights.-

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Democratic Socialism: Recycling a Bad Idea

10 09 2018

Upton Sinclair was an American author, very popular in the early 20th Century. He was a Progressive, after the mold of many, such as Wilson, Jack Reed (assisted Lenin and the Bolsheviks-he is buried on Red Square), Margaret Sanger, etc. of that era, and founded the California chapter of the ACLU.

His unsuccessful political career included a run for Congress on the Socialist Party ticket, and also for the Governors office on the Democratic ticket, where his greatest success was with his “End Poverty in California” (EPIC) campaign, although not great enough to win him the mansion. On reflection of his political career, in the late 1950’s, he mused, “American’s will take Socialism, they just won’t take the name…we have to outflank them.”

It is with that as a backdrop I make the following comments, related to this meme of Bernie Sanders, self declared Democratic Socialist.Image may contain: one or more people and text

I submit to you that the Progressive and “Social Justice Warrior” rhetoric against “old, white, misogynistic, chauvanistic and racist men” has more to do with marginalizing opposition and advancing the Democratic Socialist ideology than any of the aforementioned disparaging accusations.

You don’t get any older, or whiter, or manly (ok, maybe more manly) than Bernie. But hey, I give Bernie kudos for having the cajones to wear the brand!

In 2016 (according to that right wing rag, the Washington Post), twice as many voters under 30 yrs. old voted for the Democratic Socialist than for Clinton or Trump combined! (Clinton-766k, Trump-828K, Sanders-2M+)

If that’s not concerning enough, think of it this way: The Democratic Socialist candidate got 63% of that voting block compared to Hillary’s 37%. Worried yet? Wait there’s more!

Vladimir Lenin was vaulted to power by the Bolsheviks in 1917 Russia. Lenin called himself a Democratic Socialist, and their party was the “Socialist Democratic Labor Party”.

Now the situation in Russia was a bit more drastic in early 20th Century than here, now, but the language/rhetoric being used is exactly the same. Lenin capitalized on what he labeled as “Polyezni”, or “useful idiots”, to gain power, and then to carry out the next step, which was to basically marginalize, then eliminate his opposition. (I’ll not get into the gory details; you can look up “Red Terror policy”.)

Lenin said, “Communism is the end of Socialism”, or perhaps more generally translated, “The goal of Socialism is Communism”. The declared enemy of the Socialist Democrats is the “Bourgeoisie”, the Middle Class, those Capitalist business owners who own the greater percentage of wealth, both then and now.

It looks like an ever increasing portion of American voters are now willing to own the brand of “Socialist”, and judging by many of the candidates being nominated for the upcoming mid-term elections, it seems the old guard Democrats, those old Truman and Kennedy supporters, are losing ground within the party. In fact, based on this trend and some of the new Socialist nominees commentary, Truman and Kennedy would not be welcome in today’s Democrat Party. (Heck, they’d actually be in the right half of the Republican Party today!)

I leave you with this famous quote from the greatest British Premier of my lifetime, Lady Thatcher:

“Socialism works great, until you run out of other people’s money.”





Free The People: A Short Course on America’s Form of Government

3 06 2018

Democracies are Doomed to Failure

The following video is simply THE BEST 10 minutes spent by ANYONE who wants to know what is unique about America, is even the slightest bit interested in American History, or just needs to be educated on the issue.

This video showed up on my Facebook feed, and actually has a “Warning” screen covering it, giving the impression there is some vile or offensive content that people may not want to see.  Well, it may be offensive to those who want the American People to remain ignorant of their own history, and continue in the current progression toward an Oligarchical system.  We’ve already seen, just in the last 20 years, and more specifically in the previous administration, how anarchism is used to initiate the “democracy” minded agents (better known as “the mob”, or as Lenin called them, “Useful Idiots”) to then demand the further exchange of power to the Oligarchy.

This is an excellent tool that perfectly destroys confusion and misconceptions about who the “Right” and the “Left” really are, and the accurate differences.  Throughout history, those who seek to destroy must demonize their opposition.  This has been successfully orchestrated in the United States by using media, academia, and bureaucracy to indoctrinate, embarrass and manipulate the gullible masses.

Please, take a few minutes, watch it and then share it!





Memorial Day: Remember Them

27 05 2018

Leavenworth, KS, National Cemetery

Memorial Day: It isn’t about the government. It’s not about a President, or a Party. It’s about “Them”; They who have preceded us, and inspire us to
measure up. To Them.

The endless rows of white stones and mausoleums command the heights of former battlefields and sprawl across the rolling course of green, under the cobalt space which beckons the occupants, and comforts those eyes who behold the wonder and contemplation of a grateful and humble people.

Those who fail to simply stand for a few minutes in the presence of self sacrifice, and listen, and feel, the proud and reverent spirit that hovers over and among these places of hallowed memorial, who never feel the moist fog rise up in the eye, will never know what it truly means to be an American.

I salute thee, Oh valiant Ones, who ‘saw the elephant’, felled the giants, charged into the Angle, bled on the Poppy Fields, drowned in the icey Seas, scaled the jagged Cliffs under enfilade fire, and plunged into darkness unknown.

Never shall I forget Ye who sweated and bled in the Jungles, choked in the Desert Sands, froze in the Chosin, watched as Saigon fell behind you, served your shipmates in death rites, and were felled by the sniper’s round at Fallujah.

Nor will I ever forget you, who survived the battle, carried those scenes your entire life, sharing only a few, and finally found rest after a lifetime of continued service to your country and those around you.

This I promise.

Never Forget. Them.





Identity Politics: What is Truth?

29 01 2018

Identity Politics is the result of abandoning Truth.

When I started writing this commentary, I was going to begin with the premise that Identity Politics was the cause of Moral Equivocation and application of double, or multiple standards, but quickly realized that, no, Identity Politics is the result, not the cause of application of “relative truth”.

Truth cannot be relative, but must be held as absolute. Some philosophers have, for centuries, attempted to blur the lines of Good and Evil by questioning truth, as relative, pragmatic, or even plural. This is nothing new. But societies and civilizations rise and fall on the understanding and application of Truth. Why? Because Truth is the basis for Good and Evil.

Understanding Good and Evil is prerequisite for a civil and just society. Mankind has temporarily run into this understanding occasionally throughout history, but it generally does not tend to hold through for multiple generations.

For 50 years we have toyed with Relativism (Truth is relative to the situation-we called it “situational ethics” back in the ‘70’s), and found that we preferred to embrace Pluralism (wherein everything is true, and all philosophies, cultures, ideologies, and religions are of equal value). Pluralism has castrated the minds of Americans and Europeans (culturally and socially) preventing a thought process based upon the fundamental idea of Truth, which brings the understanding of Good and Evil. If Evil does not exist, then what is Good? Who defines it? If there is no difference then Mother Theresa and Adolph Hitler are equal, and share the same eternity. See where that leads?

It leads the Epicurean, (who is always questioning Truth) Pontius Pilate, to look Jesus Christ Himself in the face and ask, “What is Truth”?
Absent of Truth, then “every man does that which is right in his own eyes.” We then gather with those who share the same “truth” as we, so as to justify our position, and point out how “morally corrupt” our opposition is, based on the false premise that we, do indeed, hold the moral high ground. With no fundamental truths to direct or stay our emotional whims, we have then become victims of our own emotional reaction. The society who does this is ripe for the picking. Either by an outside force, or by an opportunistic individual from within.

By adopting Pluralism, we have tried to embrace everything as of equal value; by embracing everything, we hold on to nothing.

This is not a political commentary. It is a call to repentance.

Without God there is no Truth. No Understanding. No Purpose. NO Future. No Hope. Jesus Christ embodies all this.

And that’s my sermon for today.

But listen to Ben for a few seconds. He’s a bit more concise (Starting at 1:20:53. Video should start there.)





Inside the Revolution: Antifa 101

29 08 2017

Antifa Conference, Berlin, 1932

I’ve been studying some history of the Bolshevik Revolution in the early 20th Century. Now reading “Red Victory”, a very well documented account beginning in 1917 with the “February Revolution” followed by “Red Oktober” which developed into Lenin’s “Red Terror” policy.

It seems that Karl Marx’s Utopian ideal of “no borders” and “no economic classes”, where the collective holds “all property in common” and all labor is organized for the “common interest”, cannot be obtained, even according to Vladimir Lenin, except by the Revolution using the power of the state enforced by the gun through tyranny.

Communist revolutions around the world have all come to that same conclusion, that Marx’s Utopia which eliminates war is only attainable through terrorizing and eliminating their opposition. Classic information paradox.

Then you have Fascism… and National Socialism.

These two are hard to differentiate, and in all practicality, when allowed to play out, all 3 systems result in almost the same death, destruction, and dehumanization of it’s opposition. Practical definitions are as follows:

Communism:
a. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
b. The Marxist-Leninist doctrine advocating revolution to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat that will eventually evolve into a perfectly egalitarian and communal society.

Fascism:
2. a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, belligerent nationalism, racism, and militarism, etc.

Nazism (National Socialism):
The ideology and practice of the Nazis, especially the policy of racist nationalism, national expansion, and state control of the economy.
1. The ideology of (Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party), including a Fuhrer’s) totalitarian government, ethnic nationalism, nationalist territorial expansion and state control of the (war) economy.
(All definitions from www.yourdictionary.com)

Antifaschistische Aktion

I was curious about the self appointed “racial justice” group called Antifa. This group finds its origins in Weimar Germany in the 1930’s run up to WW2. “Antifaschistische Aktion” were the “Black Shirts” Communist opposition to the Nazi’s “Brown Shirts”. These two factions duked it out on Germany’s streets as they both vied for political and social power, of course the Nazi’s finally gaining the upper hand. Their modern resurgence is relatively new on the shores of America, but now that I think about it, before Charlottesville when was the last time you saw a torch bearing march of neo-Nazis on the news?

In actuality these groups only have a few thousand “comrades” nation wide, and travel long distances on short notice to do their deeds. The adventure seeking sympathizers who have a idyllic perception of “the cause” represented are often sucked into the vortex of the group, much like ISIS has attracted many of its followers who later live (if they’re lucky) to regret their decision. Others are simply opposed to one group or the other, but fail to consider with whom they are aligning themselves. If you oppose neo-Nazi racists it may not be the best choice to line up with a bunch of club wielding Communists to make your point. Likewise, if you oppose those Communist flag waving black hooded thugs, it might not put you in a favorable position to be standing next to a guy in a white pointed hood or a Nazi flag waver.

But on the other hand, if a person voices opposition to one ideology, it does not necessarily make you a party to the other. This is not an “either/or” discussion, and I’m sick of FB posts and news commentary that drive that narrative.

Symbolism

Just for some historical perspective, I found above photo from Antifa’s conference in Berlin in 1932. Notice the Antifa logo flanked by the two Soviet flags.  The Antifa logo, a circle containing two flags, the red flag is, of course, Communism, while the black flag generally symbolizes Anarchy.  The Anarchists symbol, generally an elongated capital “A” which extends beyond the boundaries of a circle (symbolizes the refusal to be contained by government) is also seen frequently at Antifa protests.  These people have been on the fringes of many protests for years, but now with the more popular, and so called “anti-racist” movement, they have gained prominence among the ranks of Antifa.

A third, and relatively unrecognized symbol showing up at these protests is the circle containing 3 arrows pointing southwest.  There is not a lot of consensus on what the origin of it is, but it has been used in revolutionary actions since at least the French Revolution to demonstrate “Liberty, Equality, and Solidarity”, and by the Socialist Party USA to symbolize the 3 methods of societal change through direct action (sometimes violent), education, and elections.  This essentially falls in line with Saul Alinsky’s organizational methods.  It almost always finds relativity to Democratic Socialist Societies (DS), which even found their place in early American political and militant upheaval during George Washington’s administration.  Washington despised the DS and attributed the bulk of the cause of the “Shay Rebellion” to them.

Antifa is currently a magnet for Socialist/Marxist activist groups around the country such as the Democratic Socialists, Communist Party USA, and the Marxist founded group BLM.

The modern political field is littered with distractions, obstructions, and divisions. This is not a “Trump” thing; it has been going on for many years now. It was simply not expedient for the media to focus on it, and even now, they are very selective about giving details on certain groups which more closely align with their own ideology. Therein lies the greatest danger!

Let us not be led astray by those who appeal to our baser nature.

No. Let us be wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves. And let us not grow weary in well doing…for in due time we shall reap.





Revolution Requires Chaos

14 08 2017

If you haven’t read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” by now, you won’t understand what is happening in America. Professor Barack Obama, our past Chief Community Organizer, taught Alinsky’s methods to his students and promoted them in the White House. Candidate Hillary Clinton did her college thesis on him.

Alinsky’s fundamental premise is found on page 116.

“The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step towards community organization.” He then advises the organizer, When you are labeled an “an agitator, they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict.”(p. 117)

His acknowledgment at the beginning of the book should have given us a clue. To: “…the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”

America stands at the most pivotal point in her history since the Kansas-Nebraska Act (which resulted in the Civil War). We are polarized. We are factionalized. Our history has been rewritten to minimize the importance of our Judeo-Christian foundation. Our institutions have been purged of morality that comes from that foundation. Our language is adulterated with vulgarities which are most commonplace in our youth. Our youth have been hijacked by powers that redefine what family is, strip them of any faith in God that was instilled as a child, and replaced with the collectivist philosophy, “from each according to ability, to each according to need”. That’s Karl Marx, by the way. It’s also most of the leadership in the current American Democratic Party, some unions, our education system, the media, and yes, it’s beginning to take root in the Republican ranks as well.

This did not begin with Barack Obama, and it will not end now that he is out of office. The Revolutionaries now have a personified objective, a target to rally the followers, most of which are unwitting (Lenin’s term was “Polyezniys” or useful idiots), in Donald Trump. Vehement protests, fear-mongering, political stonewalling and talk of impeachment within the first 6 months is a harbinger for the next four years, unless the unthinkable were to happen, (i.e JFK), and don’t think it is not being discussed in the ranks of the revolution.

Where just a few short months ago, the White House was viewed by the media and the ranks of the revolutionaries as an ally, now it is “public enemy number one“, and as popular as it was to protest the Bush administration, that pales in comparison. (Hearken back to the Tea Party demonstrations against Obama’s policies, and anyone who protested then was simply a “racist”. Now, just as with Bush, it’s “patriotic“.)

Tragically, it doesn’t matter what President Trump does now. The narrative is in – Conservatives are Racist.

One moron who agreed with a small racist organization, which unfortunately for the vast majority of the Right has been successfully cast in the media as representative of the whole, has committed a terrorist act killing someone, and now the entirety of American conservatives who believe in small government, personal responsibility, and the Constitution, are “responsible” and the President they elected is as responsible as the driver of the car.

Are those same voices on the Left- those screaming that Trump is the culprit and responsible for all the polarization in the country- are they willing to own Ferguson? Boston? Dallas? BLM and Antifa?

Do we really know what happened in the hours leading up to the tragedy in Charlottesville? Which protesters were permitted, and which ones weren’t? Where the first rock came from? Who provoked who? Who failed to keep law enforcement between the opposing groups? Who/what the Vice Mayor is? (you prolly haven’t seen his twitter feed which is rife with anti gay, anti white, anti woman vulgarities)

I remember when the Left advocated for freedom of speech. Today, the Left advocates for shutting down speech they disagree with. DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND! I do NOT agree with any group such as KKK which is obviously racist in their doctrines, actions, and presentations. Neither do I defend them, and whole-heartedly condemn that organization. But they have a right to speak, just as the Communist Party USA, the NAACP, the Boy Scouts of America, the Church of Satan, the United Methodist Church, the Freedom Road Socialists (umbrella group of the Marxist BLM organization), the Rotary Club, the Democratic and Republican Parties, Queer Nation, BLM and any other group or individual who wants to speak! (Interestingly enough, we now have fascist groups calling their enemies fascist, and racist groups calling their enemies racist.)

Speak that is!

Not riot, not block traffic and burn buildings, or run a car into a crowd of people! I don’t agree with most of these groups, but I don’t have the right to shut them down, just as they don’t have the right to shut me down!

But that effort is well under way!

Make your stupid statement of what ever your special interest is. I reserve the right to oppose you by arguing my point of view without you shutting me down. If I can’t make a coherent and logical argument as to why you’re wrong, that’s on me. I don’t have the right to violate your person and throw a rock at your empty head! If you are offended by my sign, too bad. If I protest according to the law by obtaining the proper permit to assemble (now there’s a paradox), and you rally a protest against me without the same, who is usurping the law?

But these things don’t matter. All that matters is chaos. Division. Polarization. Advance the revolution. Identity Politics.

Trump isn’t their target. Americanism is the target. Racism isn’t the target. Inequality isn’t the target. Truth is definitely not the objective. But it doesn’t matter.

It’s very simple. Divide and Conquer. As Saul Alinsky said, “The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the Revolution“.

There is blood in the water, and the frenzy has begun.








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