There has been a lot of debate over the years as to why “radical Islam” is so intent on committing violent acts against Western Civilization. Some people have gone so far as to say it is Western Civilizations fault to begin with. And although it isadmirable that these people try to look within to solve their problems, it is also not true.
These people like to point at the Crusades in the Middle Ages as the start of Islam’s hatred of the West. Unfortunately, this statement has no basis in fact, and to see why, we need to go back a little further.
In 313 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great decriminalized Christianity across the Roman Empire (which at the time covered most of Europe, The Near and Middle East, and North Africa.) In 380 AD, Emperor Thessalonica made Nicene Christianity (later known as the Catholic Church) the state church of the Roman Empire, and the sole authorized religion. In 382 AD Pope Damasus I commissioned Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus (also known as Saint Jerome) to make a definitive Latin translation of the Christian Bible that became known as the “versio vulgata” (which translates to the “version commonly-used”), or simply “The Vulgate”. This Latin version of the Christian Bible was used by the Catholic church until the 2nd Vatican Council in 1964 when the church then used it to translate into local languages that are used presently at Catholic churches around the world). (this is important later on in this article).
In 476 AD, Rome (the city) fell to Germanic tribes, and the Western Roman Empire fell. However, the Eastern Roman Empire continued on. The Eastern Roman Empire (commonly known today as the Byzantine Empire) had it’s capital in modern day Istanbul (known at the time as Constantinople, named after Emperor Constantine who founded the city). (Both Byzantine Empire and Eastern Roman Empire are more modern terms and the people of the time simply referred to it as the Roman Empire, and called themselves Romans.) During this time, the Eastern Roman Empire ruled over Italy, and much of the near east and north Africa.
In 570 AD, the Islamic prophet and writer of the Quran, Muhammad, was born in Mecca (just outside the boundaries of the Roman Empire.
Muhammad wrote the Quran (the Holy Book of Islam) between 600 AD and his death in 632 AD. In the Quran, Muhammad declares that both he, and all Muslims, are descendants of Ishmael (the first son of Abraham).
By the time of Muhammad’s death, his armies had taken control of much of what is now known as Saudi Arabia. After his death, the Muslim conquest continued, and by 750 AD the Islamic Caliphate had invaded the Eastern Roman Empire territories in much of the near east, and north Africa, and had even gone as far as taking over much of Spain in military conquest. In the east, modern day Turkey was the only thing that stood between the Muslim invaders and the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. In the west, the Franks had stopped the Muslim invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732.
To the European Christians, (who were no longer ruled by Rome, but still held allegiance to the Pope in Rome), Islam was attacking on all sides, and the Crusades were a defensive war to push back against the Caliphate and reclaim land concurred by Islam.
So if the Crusades were a defensive war to stop (and turn back) the Muslim invasion of Christian lands, then where does the animosity between Islam and the Judeo-Christian West begin? It begins in the very foundation of Islam. As I mentioned before, Muhammad claimed that he (and all Muslims) are the descendants of Ishmael. To understand how this claim puts Islam at odds with Judeo-Christian civilization, we must understand the story of Ishmael.
As we already discussed, the modern Christian Bible (in the Latin form) had been circulating the Middle East for 200 years before Muhammed began writing the Quran. The Christian Bible contains the Old Testament which was a translation of the Greek Septuagint (which was a 3rd century BC Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures). The Septuagint was originally commissioned to be a Greek language version of the Jewish scriptures to be kept in the Library in Alexandria, but quickly became the common form of Jewish scriptures used. Therefore, it is very likely that Muhammad had access to these writings before he began writing the Quran.
Traditionally, the first 5 books of what the Christians call the Old Testament were said to be written by Moses (who lived around 1393-1273 BC), however, secular scholars tend to think they were written around 600 BC. (So the Judeo-Christian version of the birth of Ishmael predates Muhammad’s version by a minimum of 1200 years.)
Genesis (the first book of the Old Testament) brings us the story of Abraham. (beginning at Genesis 11:26). In chapter 15 of Genesis God speaks to Abraham and promises that he will have a son, and that his son will be the father of a great nation, and that his descendants shall be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
However, Abrahams wife Sarai told Abraham that she was barren and could not have children, so if he wanted a son, he should lay with her servant Hagar. From this union between Abraham and Hagar, Ishmael was conceived. God then came to Hagar and told her (Genesis 16:11-12) And the angel of the LORD said to her, “Now you have conceived and shall bear a son; you shall call him Ishmael, for the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
He shall be a wild ass of a man, with his hand against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; and he shall live at odds with all his kin.”
Then God went back to Abraham (Genesis 17:18-19) And Abraham said to God, “O that Ishmael might live in your sight!”
God said, “No, but your wife Sarah shall bear you a son, and you shall name him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.
Abraham’s son Isaac later fathered Jacob who’s name was changed to Israel and became the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, and therefore the father of all Judeo-Christian people.
In Genesis 21:10-12 Abraham casts out Hagar and Ishmael. So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac.”
The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son.
But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you.
Meanwhile, Islam claims to be the descendants of Ishmael, the wild ass of a man, with his hand against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; and he shall live at odds with all his kin.
So the old testament stats that Islam (the descendants of Ishmael) will live at odds with all their kin: (the descendants of Isaac, aka all Judeo-Christian people).
Islamic tradition is a little different from the Judeo-Christian version (even though it was likely based off of the Genesis account).
Islamic Scholar Ibn Kathir (1300-1373 AD) wrote that the angel told Hagar that “”His hand would be over everyone, and the hand of everyone would be against him. His brethren would rule over all the lands.” This changes the Genesis story from proclaiming the descendants of Ishmael to be violent madmen to proclaiming them the rightful rulers of the earth.
Islamic tradition also states that Abraham did not cast out Hagar and Ishmael, but instead took them to Mecca, and that Abraham and Ishmael built the Kaaba in Mecca (that big black cube that Muslims make pilgrimage to and walk around in circles during the Hajj).
So the religious implications here are that the (according to Islam) the Jews lied about Ishmael’s(and his descendants) right to “rule over all the lands”, so that Isaac and his descendants (the Jews) could claim that right. Christians were fooled by the Jewish lies. And therefore, Islam must be against Judeo-Christian people.
This is evident in the Opening of the Quran verse 6-7 “Guide us to the straight way. The way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace, not (the way) of those who earned your anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
On the flip side, Judeo-Christian people are left with 2 choices. Either Muhammad is correct that Islam is the descendants of Ishmael, and are therefore like a wild ass of a man, with his hand against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; and he shall live at odds with all his kin. or they must believe that Muhammed was a liar that made everything up for the sole purpose of tricking other people into attacking Judeo-Christian people.
In the end, it seems obvious that the animosity between the West, and Islam is based in the core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
In a move that shocked many on the pro immigration left, President Obama eliminated the US policy regarding Cuban immigrants known as “Wet Foot, Dry Foot”. For those that do not know the policy, it was designed to allow Cuban immigrants the ability to stay, legally, in the US provided they actually made it to US soil on there own. Long considered a triumph of liberal immigration policy, one has to wonder why President Obama, a pro immigration politician, ended this policy in what may be the last foreign policy decision of his presidency. But Why?
Obama is Beholden to His Communist Leaders
One theory for why Obama would end Wet Foot, Dry Foot is that because he is just following orders from his communist leaders. Cuba has long been against the policy claiming that it was an incentive for people to flee Cuba. Even though liberals have long claimed that open immigration policies do not create an incentive for people to immigrate, Obama clearly bored to pressures from the communist government of Cuba to rescind the policy.
Could it be that the ending of the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy is something that was negotiated into part of the normalization of relations with Cuba, but Obama was hoping he could postpone implementation of it until after Clinton took over as president. Since Hillary did not get elected, Obama was forced to push this through himself, or risk losing yet another one of his “proud achievements”.
Obama is Vindictive against Cubans
Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, I saw many left leaning news articles that claimed that Hillary Clinton was going to win Florida because of the large Spanish speaking population. I pointed out that this is a great example of the racism rampant in the elitist Democrat party. Living in Florida myself, and knowing many Cuban immigrants (most of whom lost everything to the Cuban government), I correctly pointed out that the Cuban population in Florida was not only resentful of Obama’s normalization of relations between the US and Cuba, but that many of them were fearful that a Clinton presidency would mean the repeal of the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy.
As we all saw, Clinton did not win Florida, and that happened in large part because the Democrats did not receive the support they expected from the “Spanish Speakers”. So is Obama’s repeal of the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy simply a bit of revenge against the Cuban community for not falling in line and supporting Clinton like the Democrats thought they would?
Is This a Childish Attack on Trump?
Whatever the reasons are that Obama decided to end the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy regarding Cuban immigrants, one thing is clear: the repercussions of this action are something President Trump will have to deal with. Since this policy change happened after the election, many people will place the blame for the policy on Trump. Since the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy was originally started under the Bill Clinton Presidency, many Republican legislators will fight any attempt to reinstate the policy, and therefore it is a fight Trump will likely decide to avoid. Therefore, many people will see the new policy being implemented while Trump is president, and assume that it is an anti immigrant Republican policy. That seems to be screwed leveraging on Obama’s part…
Whatever the true cause of Obama’s abandonment of his principles on immigration may be, we might never know. However, this betrayal of ideology will long go to remind people that no matter how much politicians like Obama like to pretend they have the moral high ground, their ideology is quickly cast aside whenever it suits them.
Adding insult to injury, the Democrats latest attempt to overthrow the election results has ended in utter embarrassment for them. Calls to “vote your conscious” aimed at Electoral College electors backfired when only 2 Republican electors dissented and voted against Trump (with 1 voting for Kasich and 1 voting for Ron Paul). Meanwhile, 4 Democrat electors dissented and voted against Clinton (with 3 of them voting for Republican Colin Powell). 3 other Democrat electors refused to vote for Clinton, and were replaced by people who would vote for her. Those three electors were from Maine, Colorado, and Minnesota. (here is the New York Times report for those worried this may be “Fake News”)
This comes after the previous attempt by the Democratic party to have the November 8th election delegitimized by demanding recounts in 3 key states. The recounts backfired for the Democrats when the recounted tallies in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin both came back giving Trump more votes then were originally reported, and the recount in Michigan showed evidence of massive voter fraud on the part of the Democrats. 37% of the precincts in Detroit (an area where votes for Clinton far outnumbered votes for Trump) tabulated more ballots than the number of actual voters counted in the poll books.
Of course, the Elites still have a few tactics to try to subvert the election. We have all seen the recent claims that Russia “hacked” the election. Now, when Trump himself brought up the possibility of election fraud leading up to the election, the Elite claimed that the mere mention of someone hacking the election was “an existential threat to the republic.”. They claimed that it was not possible to rig an election. Obama himself said that it is “impossible” to rig an election, and “irresponsible” to claim so. There is some irony in the fact that the people who lost the election and are now claiming that the election was rigged, just a few short weeks ago said that it was a sign of a weak character to claim that the election is rigged simply because it doesn’t go your way.
Then there is the “Fake News” claim. Let’s be honest here, “Fake News” is a name being given to any website that isn’t spewing the mainstream media propaganda. The leaked Podesta emails (that no one is refuting the legitimacy of, although some say they came from a Russian hack, and others say they came from a leak by a disgruntled DNC employee) show that 65 “journalists” from the mainstream media were in collusion with the Clinton campaign to spread pro Clinton propaganda. Now, all reporting is biased. However, when people read a website like Infowars, or even this site, they know to factcheck our claims (something easily done by following the links we provide in the articles). However, most people tend to take mainstream media reports at face value making their bias more dangerous. Freedom of the press exists as a safeguard to our freedom. Other opinions, especially dissenting ones, must be heard. To try to censor these opinions by labelling them “Fake News” is a very dangerous path.
What the “mainstream media” fails to realize is that the majority of Americans no longer believe them because they have been lying to us for the past 8 years. You can tell us the economy is recovering, and unemployment is down all you want, but we know that we are in far worse shape now then we were 8 years ago. Unemployment numbers may be down, but that doesn’t include the record number of people that are “out of the labor force” (these are unemployed people that are not counted in unemployment statistics). The people that are still employed know that we are not earning what we did 8 years ago. Most job growth over the past 8 years has been in low paying “service sector” jobs. Home ownership is at a record low.
The media can tell us that more people have medical insurance now then ever before, but many Americans, myself included, have insurance because it is mandated. The insurance is lousy (only covering 60% of costs, and medical costs have skyrocketed) and we still can’t afford to go see a doctor as a result.
So as the “mainstream media” continued to push propaganda on the masses that was obviously “fake news”, the population stopped trusting the “mainstream media”
Now, all those that still trusted the “mainstream media” are shocked and amazed to see that the real world is much different then what they had been led to believe. They are shocked to see that the Elitist candidate who showed nothing but disdain for the ordinary American did not get the votes of the ordinary American. They truly thought that Hillary Clinton was the only good candidate because that is how the “fake news” from the mainstream media portrayed her. But everyone who had lost faith in the “mainstream media” fact checked their claims and realized that Clinton was in bed with the same “corporate bad guys, and Wall St Banksters” that ruined our country. Anyone who fact checked the popular account saw that Hillary was the racist, the misogynist, the elitist. Trump was the only option for anyone who wanted to get away from the trainwreck that the Obama administration has caused in this country.
But go ahead. Blame the FBI, Blame the Russians, Blame the Alt Media. Blame anyone but yourselves. You can even go back and blame GW Bush, but do yourselves a favor, and wait until Trump is actually in office before you start blaming him.
The 2016 Presidential Election in the United States of America was a historical event on many fronts. For the first time in about 30 years, the Elite lost control of the direction this country is headed. They didn’t know why, and they didn’t know how to stop it.
We saw it at the beginning of the election cycle. Out of left field, the two “anti-establishment” candidates gained massive popular support. Of course, the Elite didn’t mind. They had their candidates: Bush, Romney, Clinton, Rubio… all puppets of the establishment. One of them would win one of the nominations, and then they would win the election.
But then Donald Trump won the republican nomination, and Bernie Sanders looked poised to take the democrat nomination. But the establishment still wasn’t worried. They lied, and cheated and gave Clinton the nomination.
There was no way she would loose to Trump they thought. After all, the establishment controls the media, and through that they control the opinion of the masses.
What the Elite failed to realize is that the people had figured out that the mainstream media was nothing more then propaganda. The people figured out how to find news from other sources.
The Power of the Internet
The establishment has always short changed the power of the internet. The internet has truly given everyone a globally accessible voice. To explain this in better detail, I am going to go over what happened to one establishment industry: Hollywood. Back in the 1930’s and 40’s, the big Hollywood studios had set up a sort of monopoly. If you were a film maker, you had to work within the studio system, or your films would never be seen because the studios controlled the distribution, and exhibition of motion pictures. And although anyone with the money could make a motion picture, if you couldn’t get it distributed you couldn’t get it exhibited, and if you couldn’t get it exhibited, no one would see it.
This gave the media companies to much control over public opinion. So in the 1950’s, the government stepped in to stop this. (or more likely, they stepped in to partner with the media companies for that control). In the 1940’s anti-trust litigation was brought against the 5 major Hollywood studios forcing them to give up the “exhibition” part of their business model. Soon after, television came along and further diminished Hollywoods power to control exhibition of media.
However, over the next 50 years, through mergers and back room deals, Hollywood once again acquired a stranglehold on the distribution and exhibition of media. (for example, Disney owns ABC, ESPN, The History Channel, Lifetime, A&E, and many others. Comcast owns Universal Studios, NBC, Telemundo, E!, The Weather Channel, Syfy, Bravo, Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes, and many others. Time Warner owns Time Magazine, Warner Brothers, HBO, CNN TruTV, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, The CW, and many more). But this time, through government programs like “Operation Mockingbird”, the government was in on the plan.
Then along came the internet. The internet gave exhibition and distribution to anyone with access to a computer (or tablet, or smartphone). The establishment has had a hard time dealing with the internet. They have been supportive of it when it suits them, and dismissive of it when it doesn’t. When something on the internet starts to take to much of their viewers (ie money), they first try to absorb it (see Rotten Tomatoes, Shit My Dad Says, etc), and if they can’t assimilate it, they try to destroy it (Hulu was created by the Media Elite to combat Netflix).
The interesting thing is, the establishment is always a step behind when it comes to combating the free distribution of information on the internet. They seem to not know it exists until it costs them.
And this brings us back to the 2016 presidential election. The Global elite seemed to be completely oblivious to the fact that millions of people were getting their news from alternative news sources on the internet. News sources that they didn’t control, news sources that were not regurgitating the same “approved” message. News sources that were telling the truth.
I will admit that many of these alternative news sources online use attention grabbing headlines that may not be an exceptional representation of the content of the story they are attached to, but mainstream media does the same thing. (One needs look no further then the recent terrorist attack at Ohio State University to see this. Mainstream Media quickly dropped headlines that an “Active Shooter” was on campus even though the attacker used his car, and a knife. The only gun on that scene was used by the law enforcement officers that stopped the attack) *The three headlines in the photo to the right are screenshots taken from my feedly news feed. They are from the local ABC, CBS, and NBC stations. I removed the names of the stations to protect my location.
Many online “alternative media” sites are just like the site you are reading right now. We don’t have huge budgets to send out investigative journalists. Instead, we research online. When possible, we link to our sources. Some of our writing tends to be opinionated, but you get that with mainstream media as well. Other news sites (like Breitbart, or Drudge Report) are just as well funded as the mainstream media channels. They have many journalists that are out beating the street just like any other “mainstream” media outlet. (Or maybe not like the mainstream media outlets. It seems like most of their “journalists” were being fed stories at elitist dinner parties. Click here and here for more info on the reporters that met with the Hillary Campaign at secret dinners.
So the Establishment thought they had it all tied up. They thought the majority of people would buy their propaganda, and think the way they are told to think. They ignored the popularity of the “Alternative Media”. But why? Could it be that they had already come up with a plan? There was an idea circulating hundreds of years ago, that in order to control a government, you needed to not only control the media source that would be your biggest supporter, you also needed to control your biggest dissenter. That way, you could control the negative conversation as well as the positive. It seems the elite failed to do this in regards to alternative media. The Establishment seems to have thought that controlling both the left, and right wing mainstream media outlets was enough to control the narrative. However, that stopped working when people stopped trusting either side of the mainstream media.
So now the elite have lost the election. And while I am sure they are in the middle of the power dealing in both Washington and Trump Tower right now trying desperately to insert themselves into the new administration and retain as much of their power as possible, They are also trying to figure out how to retain their power over your opinions.
The first wave of this attempt to neutralize “Alternative media” is to try to make them irrelevant. That term “Fake News” is being thrown around a lot in the mainstream media to describe “Alternative Media”. However, these “Fake News” sites have been just as accurate in their reporting (if not more so) then the mainstream media. The “Fake News” label is a way for the establishment to dismiss the real news in favor of propaganda by telling you that the real news is just “some crazy conspiracy theory”. This is a crazy plan that the establishment has been trying for years, and most of us already know it is just propaganda. So when the mainstream media says the Clinton emails were from the Russians, we know it is just as untrue as when we were told chemtrails are fake and there are no black helicopters.
So what is next? I am sure that as the attempt at censorship of dissenting views by use of the label “fake news” fails, we will then see the elite trying to assimilate the major alternative media sites. Soon, we will see sites being bought up by the major media conglomerates. then they will start peddling their own official left or right views.
However, what the establishment will never fully understand is that for every “alternative site” they assimilate or remove, 10 more will appear. People will always hunt for the truth, and the internet will always have it… if you dig deep enough.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few days of California, and other western bastions of liberalism, wanting to secede from the union and create their own country. But is this possible?
The south tried to secede from the union, and the Civil War ensued. But can it be done in modern times? we often hear threats from Texas claiming they want to secede. From what I have been led to believe, since Texas didn’t officially join the union until after they Civil War, they put safe guards in place to ensure their right to secede. However, the truth is it is not legal for any state to secede from the union.
If a state did vote to secede from the union, that state would immediately be placed under martial law, and their state governments would be officially dissolved. The rights of the citizens of that state would be temporally revoked, and they would be reduced to an occupied territory. A state like Texas would then rise up in armed rebellion. However, states like California have already effectively disarmed the majority of their citizens…
California does have a State run National Guard that could be called to defend the state against the federal forces, but the Ca National guard only consists of about 18,000 troops and an air force of just under 5,000. These troops would be forced to choose sides, and many would defect to the Union leaving well under 20,000 troops against the full force of the US Military. California would quickly become nothing more then an occupied territory whose citizens no longer have any rights under the US Constitution.
California technology and entertainment industries would also fall into upheaval. With most of the the income these companies rely on being protected under US Copyrights and patents, those would no longer be enforceable in the remaining United States unless those companies abandoned California and remained loyal to the Union. Travel for Californian “rebels” would be severely restricted as countries at war usually do not grant travel visa’s.
My guess would be that many of California’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs would figure this out and flee California before the state voted to secede, and many more would become “refugees” as soon as hostilities erupted. This would decimate the productivity, and with it the economy, of California.
Since California’s liberal policies have already done grave damage to the states agricultural industries, That state can not sustain itself with massive importation of food.Since this importation of food would be subject to massive taxes and tariffs, hyperinflation, in a state that already has out of control costs of living, would leave many Californians homeless and starving.
Let’s face it, “Cascadia” could not survive without the aid of the country it wants so desperately to rid itself of. Seceding from the union would be one of the greatest mistakes in history.
But thankfully we know that the very idea is nothing more then hyperbole from a whiny populous who is throwing a tantrum because they didn’t get their way.
When an entire group of people has been raised receiving “participation trophies” and being told that “no one is a loser” the stark reality of loosing can be to much to bear. Let’s all hope that the liberal west coast can quickly come to grips with reality, pull up their big kid pants and get down to the task at hand. Let’s all Make America Great Again.
Last night, much of the world was shocked when Donald Trump won the presidential election in the USA.What lessons can be learned from this election?
I will admit that I didn’t think Donald Trump would win. I thought he had enough support from the American people, but I thought the system was so corrupt that the political elite would never let an outsider like Trump become president. So the question is: is the election system in America really fair, or does the elite have an ulterior motive in allowing a Trump presidency? Only time will tell.
In many ways, even though Trump ran as a Republican, I feel like Trump is actually a third party candidate. He fractured the Republican party, and showed that the general population did not want another Republican “Insider”. For many months, I planned to vote for Gary Johnson. I changed my vote to Donald Trump when I saw how many of the Republican Elite were against him.
This election was a clear sign that the American public was tired of the political ruling class that has held the power reigns for far to long. Since 1988, the country has been in a downward spiral for most Americans. We saw it start with Bush Sr, went through the Clintons, Bush Jr, and even Obama. The policies of our government haven’t changed between the 4 previous presidents, despite the different party affiliations. Hillary Clinton was a presidential candidate that said “If you want more of what you have had for the past 28 years, then vote for me. If you want something different, vote for Trump”.
The Mainstream Media failed the American public this election. Media outlets everywhere showed their elitism, and racism. They thought that Hillary’s fundraising, and spending guaranteed her victory. They thought that several minority groups would just “fall in line” and vote democrat. They assumed Hispanic Americans would all vote for Hillary. The didn’t take into account the Cuban population that is disgusted by the Democrats for appeasing the Cuban government that took everything from them. They didn’t take into account the multitude of hard working, legal Hispanic citizens that are against illegal immigration. They didn’t take into account the Black voters of Caribbean heritage that blame the Clintons for the disaster they made of the Haitian relief effort. They didn’t take into account the millions of Black voters that remember Hillary Clinton calling them “Super Predators”.
Both the media, and the Democratic party assumed minorities would vote for Hillary without understanding that that is the simple definition of racism. You can’t think an entire group is just going to do something simply because they are a part of that group… that is exactly what racism is.
The truth is that American public voted exactly the same as they did in 2008. They voted for CHANGE. Maybe this time, they will get it.
A lot has been said about the 2016 US Presidential election. Some have called it low brow and vicious, yet they don’t remember the 1800 election when Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a hermaphrodite, and Adams called Jefferson “the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”.
Why yes, negative campaigning is a mainstay in American politics.
If you ask a democrat what they don’t like about the republican platform, 2 things tend to come up more then anything.
First, democrats like to call republicans war mongers. After all, George W Bush started the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. According to the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the US had troops deployed in 60 countries when Bush left office. That sure sounds like those republicans are war mongers, doesn’t it?
Well the truth is, 8 years after Bush left office, we still have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And according to SOCOM, we now have troops deployed in 135 countries (that is nearly 70% of all the countries on the planet). The democrats don’t seem to be any less of war mongers.
The second policy issue most democrats raise against the republicans is abortion. The republicans want to ban abortion.
So realistically, all republicans will ever do with regards to abortion is limit public funds going toward it. And if that happens, liberal charities will fill in the missing funds. Nothing will change.
Of course, republicans have their gripes about democrats. You can’t talk to a republican without them telling you how the democrats want to raise taxes. Although there is some merit to this (depending on your income), the truth is, congress will always fight over taxes, and sometimes some peoples taxes will go up and others down, and other times other peoples taxes will go up and other peoples will go down. The president has less to do with this then the other branches of government.
The second thing any republican will bring up is gun control. This is a hot button political issue for a few reasons. The first reason is location. most urban areas are more liberal. They also have larger police forces, faster police response times, high crime and less wild life. These tend to make liberal people see guns as something only criminals have.
Rural areas tend to have more conservative people. They also have less police presence, slower police response times, less crime, and more wild life. These tend to make the conservative people living there want to be armed.
But will democrats try to “take our guns”? It is true that democrats want to push gun restrictions, but they will never ban firearms. The 2 main reasons why they can not are the power of pro weapon groups, and the needs of the government. Pro weapon groups, like the NRA, are extremely well funded by the millions of Americans who own weapons (I, as well as almost everyone I know, am an NRA member).
The governments needs tend to be an often overlooked player in the gun control issue. Many people do not know that television was first created as a way to offset the cost of cathode ray tubes used in the militaries radar. Also, petroleum based plastics were first used in nuclear weapons. To bring manufacturing costs down for these items, the government needed a way to increase production drastically. They did this by creating ways for everyday Americans to need those products. If you think the popularity of todays AR-15 rifles has nothing to do with the governments need to lower prices by mass producing those parts, you are fooling yourselves. At most, the government will only allow restrictions on some components. A democrat in office will never ban AR-15’s but may ban 30 round magazines for AR-15’s. However, this is a useless gesture. Advances in 3d printing make banning a plastic high capacity magazine unenforceable.
However, maybe this time, someone who isn’t part of that political elite, that government machine that tries to fool us with partisan politics, has the nomination of one of our 2 parties. Maybe this time someone can be elected that can take the country back for the rest of us.
I have often said that our current education system in the United States is designed not to educate, but to make subservient workers. It now seems that this ideology goes much deeper then the education system. In a recently leaked email from Bill Ivey to John Podesta (Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign), Ivey states “we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”
It seems like it is far more entrenched then just the policy of the education system to make an American public that is just smart enough to do their jobs, and just ignorant enough to accept the “facts” the mainstream media feeds them. The political elite have been pushing a new age serfdom through a combination of the education system, news media and entertainment conglomerates. This alone should be enough to incite a revolution.
But the internet is supposed to help us all become more educated, right? I mean, we have access to the sum of all human knowledge at our fingertips. We have fact checker websites.
For a long time, the term “Shadow Government” has been firmly seated in the world of conspiracy theories. But another recently released document from the FBI seems to verify the existence of said Shadow Government. (the page in question can be found here on page 56, or a copy is on the right) The document discusses a group that it calls “The 7th Floor Group, or The Shadow Government” that has been reviewing all FOIA requests regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server.
Some have already begun to speculate that the “7th Floor Group” may be a reference to George Soros owned Open Society Foundation located in London on the 7th floor of Milbank Tower.
*Also of note, on page 26 of the same document, the FBI mentions that Undersecretary of State, Patrick Kennedy, “pressured them to change some of the emails on Hillary’s private server from classified to unclassified in exchange for allowing the FBI to place agents in countries where they are presently forbidden. This seems illegal to me.
Recently, 2 undercover videos were released by projectveritasaction.com. These videos show Democratic activists claiming to be working for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and the DNC. The also discuss how to incite Trump supporters on camera to make them look bad, and how to commit voter fraud. Whether these people are actually taking their marching orders from the DNC or Clinton campaign is unknown, but the mere fact that they are claiming to do what they are claiming to do… that should be enough to make each of us take a second look at the current election cycle.
For the past 20 years, I have been trying to explain to everyone I can that America has an elitist problem.
I understand why people don’t get it. It is easier to blame things on racism. That way it isn’t “my problem”. With racism, we can sit back happily and say “it is horrible what those people are doing to those other people”, but with elitism, it becomes “what those people are doing to us”. We sleep better at night when we think someone else is the victim, someone else is being taken advantage of, someone else is being screwed.
And sometimes, blaming racism when the culprit is elitism, turns us into elitists as well. We all like to feel superior to someone else. We like to feel like we are better then those ignorant racists that are taking advantage of those poor minorities… You see, elitism let’s us feel superior to both groups. It’s like racism on steroids.
A few weeks ago when Hillary Clinton said that all white people were racist, I thought that this was proof that she was an elitist. You see, an elitist can’t accept their own character flaws. So instead, they project them on to everybody. “If I am racist, that is only because I can’t help it because everybody is racist… It’s not my fault”.
Of course, all the people who have fallen into the elitism rhetoric thinks she means everybody else.
I find that the amazing part of the elitist mentality. You have so many average Americans who have fallen for the rhetoric. They think they are better then everyday Americans. They are better then minorities. They are better then religious people. They are better then less educated people. Elitists find all sorts of ways to think that they are better then you.
So when emails were leaked that show Hillary’s campaign manager saying “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans,” Is it a surprise that her supporters don’t care? Of course not. They think she was talking about someone else. Hillary’s supporters believe that “everyday Americans” are those people at the Trump rally, or those black folk on the poor side of town, or the immigrant that cleans my house. “I am better then average Americans” thinks Hillary supporters. But they are not.
When Hillary said, in a speech to the National Multifamily Housing Council “if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”, She is saying that it is necessary to lie (even to her supporters) about what her intentions are, because people are to stupid to understand.
Hillary Clinton thinks that all Americans are stupid, and just need to do what she thinks is right.
Of course this isn’t just a “democrat” problem. Both sides of the aisle have been infiltrated by this elitist ruling class. Whether it is the Clinton’s, the Bush’s or some other puppet like the Obama’s. Our country has been ruled by a political elite for almost 30 years. They lie to us about policy, and have their propaganda wing (the mainstream media) push the agenda. Average American’s get screwed, and blame the other party.
That is why, this year, I am voting for the guy that neither part likes. Donald Trump may be an asshole. He may not be a great president. But he isn’t another one of the same political elite that have been screwing us for the last 30 years. And hell, we lived through 8 years of Bush, and 8 years of Obama… we can make it through 4 years of Trump.
Since publishing this article a couple days ago, I saw an email exchange in the wikileaks dump between Hillary campaign manager Podesta and former head of the National Endowment for the Arts Bill Ivey. In the email (that you can see on the right), Ivey says: “we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”. This makes me sick. These people are admitting that they have been conspiring to make you and I mindless fools that follow orders. I have been claiming this for years, but most people think I am a “conspiracy nut”. Yet here it is.
Hillary has called half of Trump supporters “deplorable”, she has called Bernie supporters “basement dwellers”, and she has called the majority of the left a “bucket of losers”. I think it is clear that Hillary is an elitist who hates everyday Americans. I do not know how anyone could think that she is fit to represent us if she hates us… But then again, they seem to have done a good job keeping most Americans “unaware”…
Last week, our nation was glued to the 24 hour news cycle of Hurricane Matthew coverage. If you live in America’s South East (like I do), the dangers that storm presented were all to real. Much of South Florida was spared the devastation of the storm, but places like Jacksonville Florida saw some catastrophic damage. However, the loss of life in America was minimal.
The same can not be said for Haiti. The poorest country in the America’s, Haiti lost over 1,000 people in the hurricane. The lack of “hurricane proof” buildings, and the destitute living conditions of many of Haiti’s 10 million population were major factors in the devastation the island nation suffered. But why?
6 years ago, in 2010, Southern Haiti was struck by a massive 7.0 earthquake. Death tolls from the quake range from 100,000 to 316,000 (depending on who you ask). An estimated 3 million people were effected by the quake with 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsing in the quake. In 2015, an estimated 64,680 Haitian people were still displaced.
An investigation in 2015 into the Haitian aid showed that of 130,000 homes claimed to have been built in the “reconstruction” on 6 had actually been built. $500 million dollars that was donated to aid Haiti had simply disappeared.
You can say the Clintons made mistakes in the Haiti re-contruction efforts. You can say the Clintons took advantage of the situation. You can say the Clintons fleeced the Haitian people. What you can’t say it it isn’t their fault. 1,000 Haitians are dead today because the world trusted the Clinton’s to manage the rebuilding of that nation, and they failed.
The poorest nation in the western hemisphere was fleeced by the Clinton family. They used the disaster to launder money, and enrich their friends.