Make Britain Great Again: Brexit, #MAGA, @RealDonaldTrump, And The Fight For The West

Update: A British Member of Parliament was shot today. Initial reports are the vicious shooting is related to the Brexit vote and the shooter might be a Brexit supporter. Both sides of Brexit have temporarily suspended their campaigns days before next week’s vote.

The shooting confirms the Bloomberg headline Brexit Battle Gets Bitter With Polls Showing ‘Leave’ Holds Lead. “Bitter” indeed!


It’s about punctuation. This June will witness the penultimate political upheaval of generations. This June’s political earthquake will only be topped in importance by the American elections in November.

The “Brexit” vote, whether “Br”itain should “exit” the European Union, will take place this June 23. The Brexit vote is about punctuation – an exclamation point or a question mark.

The chorus of that most British glorious hymn “Rule Brittania” makes this proud boast: Rule Brittania! Britannia rule the waves. Britons never, never, never shall be slaves. The Brexit vote will determine the truthfulness of that British claim. In short, the Brexit vote will determine whether “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves” ends with an exclamation point or a question mark.

We Americans know a bit about punctuation in songs, which our cousins across the pond might wish to consider. Our national anthem, alone amongst national anthems, begins with a question and ends with a question. Our national anthem begins with the question Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? We end our homage to our history with O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave – o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? This year, in June and November, the English speaking peoples, that lead the freedom loving West, will either reaffirm that the star-spangled banner and the Union Jack wave over a brave and free peoples prepared never to surrender our liberties and way of life, or sink beneath the waves.

Despite threats from Britain hating Barack Obama, and a campaign of lurid fear-mongering from the opponents of the Brexit, the freedom loving inhabitants of the British Isles appear prepared to assert they “never, never, never shall be slaves.” The British people, according to the latest polls, appear to reject a modern day version of feudalism in which they will become vassals and England a fiefdom of continental lords.

In the former colonies, set free by the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the American people will likewise be tested. Make America Great Again! Or, “make America great again?”

Donald J. Trump supports the Brexit. The issues that have propelled Trump forward despite near united opposition from Big Media, the opposition party, and the establishment of his own party are the issues that roil the world. Issues such as the murderous tide of Muslim terrorism, open borders bereft of guards, the soft invasion of the West by Islamic immigrants who do not wish to assimilate, wage depression desired by elite economic institutions who promote illegal immigration, all resonate on both sides of the pond. Even in continental Europe, whose elites welcome the destruction of their societies with capitulation to Islam, the resistance is rising.

On June 23, 2016, Britain will either once again become Great Britain or become a vassal state.

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All too often the West wakes up to peril only when it is almost too late. It is already almost too late to save the West but there is always hope when sleeping giants awake. The giants usually sleep because voices within, aided by voices without, sing lullabies of appeasement and weakness. At this perilous point in the history of the English speaking peoples and the entire freedom loving West an unexpected voice sounds the alarm. The Dalai Lama:

BERLIN: Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama said in an interview published that Europe has accepted “too many” refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries.

“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader, who has himself lived in exile for over half a century.

“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,” he said, according to the German translation of the interview in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country,” he added with a laugh, the daily reported. “Germany is Germany.

There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”

The Muslim and Buddhist worlds are at war in places such as Sri Lanka. Perhaps that is what motivates the Dalai Lama. Or, perhaps it is the realization that, as we have written, the West is under threat of a “soft invasion” and a successful Muslim destruction of the pluralistic West will lead to theocratic war against all religions including Buddhism.

It is not immigration alone that propels the worldwide revolt of the common man and woman. Terror attacks in America, France, Brussels, and elsewhere add to the crisis. Leaders such as Donald J. Trump and Boris Johnson in Britain provide the opportunity for the rise of the revolutionary fervor.

In Britain, Big Media institutions are finally listening to the people. Today The Spectator declared for freedom:

Since 1975 the EU has mutated in exactly the way we then feared and now resembles nothing so much as the Habsburg Empire in its dying days. A bloated bureaucracy that has outgrown all usefulness. A parliament that represents many nations, but with no democratic legitimacy. Countries on its periphery pitched into poverty, or agitating for secession. The EU’s hunger for power has been matched only by its incompetence. The European Union is making the people of our continent poorer, and less free.

This goes far beyond frustration at diktats on banana curvature. The EU has started to deform our government. Michael Gove revealed how, as a cabinet member, he regularly finds himself having to process edicts, rules and regulations that have been framed at European level. Laws that no one in Britain had asked for, and which no one elected to the House of Commons has the power to change. What we refer to as British government is increasingly no such thing. It involves the passing of laws written by people whom no one in Britain elected, no one can name and no one can remove. [snip]

With the EU’s fundamental lack of democracy comes complacency on the part of its leaders and the corruption of those around them — which has led us to the present situation. Voters are naturally concerned about the extraordinary rise of immigration, and their governments’ inability to control it. Free movement of people might have been a laudable goal before the turn of the century, when the current global wave of migration started. But today, with the world on the move, the system strikes a great many Europeans as madness. The EU’s failure to handle immigration has encouraged the people trafficking industry, a global evil that has led to almost 3,000 deaths in the Mediterranean so far this year. [snip]

Unable to make a positive case for staying in the EU, he instead tells us that Britain is trapped within it and that the penalties for leaving are too severe. His scare stories, peppered with made-up statistics, have served only to underline the emptiness of the case for remaining. It also represents a style of politics that many find repugnant. The warnings from the IMF and OECD and other acronyms have served only to reinforce the caricature of a globalised elite telling the governed what to think.

In 1776 the American colonists faced the same fear mongering, the same staggering fight against world powers, the same questions faced by free peoples. Our answer was the great Declaration. Independence! We hold these truths to be self-evident…

Britain and those in favor of Brexit need to understand the full impact of remaining in the tentacles of the Feudal Union. Some of the dangers are purposefully kept secret:

British voters are being “conned” by Brussels officials who are keeping plans for a European army secret until after the referendum, leading Tories have claimed.

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary who served under David Cameron, told The Telegraph that the ambitions showed the EU is wedded to the “dangerous fantasy” of creating a single defence force.

Another eurosceptic Tory MP said voters were being “deceived” and “hoodwinked” about the true scale of the EU’s drive to create a single army.

The backlash came as it emerged plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum.

Live Free or Die is the official motto of New Hampshire. Increasingly, it is the theory behind the Brexit vote. The British Sun:

We urge our readers to beLEAVE in Britain and vote to quit the EU on June 23

THIS is our last chance to remove ourselves from the undemocratic Brussels machine … and it’s time to take it

WE are about to make the biggest ­political decision of our lives. The Sun urges everyone to vote LEAVE.

We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels.

Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis.

Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and ­historic mistake.

It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in.

Outside the EU we can become richer, safer and free at long last to forge our own destiny — as America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other great democracies already do. And as we were the first to do centuries ago.

If we stay, Britain will be engulfed in a few short years by this relentlessly expanding ­German dominated federal state.

For all David Cameron’s witless assurances, our powers and values WILL be further eroded.

Staying in will be worse for immigration, worse for jobs, worse for wages and worse for our way of life. [snip]

To remain means being powerless to cut mass immigration which keeps wages low and puts catastrophic pressure on our schools, hospitals, roads and housing stock.

In every way, it is a bigger risk.

The Remain campaign, made up of the corporate establishment, arrogant europhiles and foreign banks, have set out to terrify us all about life outside the EU. [snip]

Vote Leave, and we will reassert our sovereignty — embracing a future as a self-governing, powerful nation envied by all.

We will re-establish the basic principle that we are governed by politicians we elect or eject every five years, not foreign bureaucrats.

Make Britain Great Again!

Make America Great Again!

But first, Make Britain Great Again!

On June 23, Great Britain returns.


168 thoughts on “Make Britain Great Again: Brexit, #MAGA, @RealDonaldTrump, And The Fight For The West

  1. Fear mongering will fail because of reality:

    Germany’s Largest Bank Says Massive UK Growth After Brexit – BBC and Remainers Silent

    Germany’s largest bank has predicted British stocks will be the best performing in the continent and top UK firms will outperform EU rivals by as much as 5 per cent after a Brexit.

    The forecast, from Germany’s Deutsche Bank, comes on the same day that the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne threatened tax hikes by reaffirming his catastrophic forecast for the economy, based on claims from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – a Europhile think-tank funded by the EU and the British government.

    The IFS claims to be “politically independent”, yet receives 50 per cent of its money from the UK government and 10 per cent from the European Research Council (ERC) – financed by the EU and established by the European Commission.

    The BBC, meanwhile, has not yet reported the news from Deutsche Bank. Furthermore, last night BBC News cited the IFS to dismiss claims Brexit would make more money available for public services, and introduced their spokesman as “many economists”.


    ‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

    Donald Trump rallied 9,000 people in Greensboro, North Carolina on his 70th birthday, grinning as the crowd sang to him
    Mood turned serious for a 50-minute speech about the threat of terrorism from immigrants’ extended families, following Saturday night’s massacre in a Florida gay nightclub
    Trump dismissed a noontime lecture from President Obama, saying he sounded ‘more angry at me than he was at the shooter’
    Republican presidential candidate said Hillary Clinton’s plan to ramp up immigration from the Arab world shows ‘she’s no friend of women and she’s no friend of LGBT Americans’

  3. That is why Colbert’s rating are lower than Fallon and Kimmel. His political bias is not what people want to see and hear at night. Letterman became an ass in his last few years as well.

  4. It has to be Trump. What I am most worried is cheating in Britain and America..
    I’m stead fast sure of it.

  5. One has to wonder what became of that person? What causes such a drastic change in ideology, such that they become unrecognizable, and frankly, evil ?

  6. Outris
    June 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    When you sell your soul to the Devil or in her case work for Obama as his Secretary of State.

  7. I’ve lurked for many years and signed up today to say this: I think you’re way off base.

    Hillary’s plan is to get elected by being “Obama Term 3” because he is currently popular, with approval ratings well over 50, a reality that neither of us likes or understands. Now, if Obama’s approval rating were to drop before the election, Hillary would need to shift her strategy.

    Once elected, Hillary will revert back to her core “Clinton Democrat” values. She has NEVER been an Obama Democrat but she can’t get elected this year without looking like one.

    I think your rose-colored glasses are clouding your vision, and I have always found you to be too intelligent for cloudy vision. You might re-think current assumptions.

    A new post-Orlando poll today shows that 62% reject Trump’s “stop Islam immigration” idea.

    It’s sad to see this site become Have some faith that Hillary is still the person you backed in 2008. She supported Obama and served as his SOS to preserve the opportunity to be future POTUS. That’s all. I’m sort of surprised that such an obvious explanation escapes you.

  8. Outris
    I hate to say this but what changed hillary…and bill…is money and power
    Millions and millions of dollars and more and more power

    Btw…I always wondered what happened to the millions of dollars that were raised and entrusted to Bill to rebuild Haiti

    I had such big hopes when Bill took on haiti and all he was going to do
    Anyone look at haiti these days

  9. Btw…

    Doesn’t what admin wrote up above sound a lot like where ee…the USA …will end up with TTP
    a loss of our sovereignty and personal freedom

  10. I pray that Donald will find the discipline and right words to articulate the urgency and corruption that is being waged against US citizens and our beloved country…the home of the free and the brave…the United States of Ameria

    I hope he can push through all the obstacles and traps that will be set against him…and succeed. ..I hope he will be focused “like a laser beam” and not fall into petty reactions…and waste the opportunity so many are ready to trust him with…rise above the nonsense and soar Donald. ..

  11. Big media is in ecstasy after Obama’s take down of Trump

    Obama the feckless.

    Wanna meet Trump in the same room Obama?

    No. He will stick to another room in another city hiding behind a teleprompter

    And a loving adoring adulating press.

    But there is a something afoot.

    Its in the air.

    And it cannot be dismissed.

    Evidently, it makes Obama very angry. Very.

    And that thrills big media because that scrawney little bastard is sum a mench.

    Its not just the economy, its not just a foreign policy told by an idiot named Obama with sound and fury signifying nothing.

    It requiem for the snake oil salesmen of the left who for so long were held in high regard because they were such creative people and when they were wrong they paid no price.

    It is like that NPR jackal I spoke about the other day who dismisses the notion that when you are importing terrorists you really ought to stop, and when you are in a hole you really should have enough common sense to stop digging, because, because, because “we are better than that!”

    Question: why is it that so many false profits come with Harvard degrees? Is there such a thing as being too smart for your own good, or is there a continuum in play where at a certain point smart become stupid, or is it just that being smart in a world where there are no scorecards, no balance sheets, and your only claim to fame is the ability to sell bullshit–lets call that Obamasmart aint all its cracked up to be, and can actually get those around you killed?

    Well, here we are.

    And here is Richard, with his sharp mind which sees past the bullshit to the true nature of things. He thinks this is not just an election. He thinks, the great liberal project to reshape human nature and the planet is on its last legs. And this recent incident killed it, and the legacy of the big media beloved messiah along with it.

    I suppose it all goes back to something Dr. Johnson said: nothing so fixates the mind as the imminent prospect of being hanged, and when that scenario become real to enough people the charlatans and carpetbaggers are chased out of town with tars and feathers.
    After Orlando, Left Is Out of Excuses for Its False Prophets

    The Orlando gay club massacre has stirred up a hornet’s nest because it challenges the most cherished assumptions of liberal politics — and not just intellectually, but on a survival level.

    The Left is often proven wrong. However, for so long as those defeats were cushioned by wealth and security, they were of an intellectual character that could be dismissed as a glitch.

    For example, when Paul Erlich — the celebrity prophet of overpopulation and resource scarcity — lost his bet with business professor Julian L. Simon that the world would start running out of resources by 1990 and lost $10,000, his supporters could still argue that the liberal argument only needed some tweaking to be right. One could point to Venezuela as proof of the failure of socialism, but Venezuela was far away, and surely Bernie would do better than Hugo.

    For a long time, being a false prophet had no real cost

    What’s different about the issues involved in Orlando is that the stakes that night were not about the price of metals, but about the foundations of liberal social and foreign policy. The vast quantities of political capital and money wagered on multiculturalism, the benign nature of radical Islam, and the power of the state to provide physical security were irreplaceable.

    In one night, they had a vision of those foundations turning to sand, and it has spooked them.

    This was no academic wager they could laugh off. By losing this bet, liberals would stand to lose not only money but their actual lives.

    ISIS has published a “kill list” of thousands of persons in U.S. cities. This time even liberals are wondering: what if it’s real?

    The staying power of the revolt against the global elites, as embodied by the Brexit referendum in Europe and the surprising rise of Donald Trump in America, is based on the single fact that the West has used up the safety and prosperity margin that formerly masked the failures of liberalism. Populations now see themselves under immediate threat.

    No longer will the formulaic assurances of Obama easily calm the faithful. Failure has hit the public where they live.

    Death and poverty have at last come to the West and this fact is burning holes in the narrative. For the first time in decades, there is real doubt in the air. When Donald Trump closed his New Hampshire stump speech with the cadence “we will make America rich again, we will make America safe again, we will make America great again” he was hammering at this new situation the way a carpenter might pound in nails.

    Many liberals, dismayed to see their once invincible rhetorical ripostes fail, wrongly assume it comes from some fault in their wordcraft. The actual reason is simpler, captured in the final tweet of someone trapped in the Pulse nightclub:

    Call them mommy

    He’s coming

    I’m gonna die

    “I’m gonna die” very probably sums up the last thoughts of Ambassador Stevens as he waited for the end in Benghazi, but “now” sums it up even better.


    The words are neither original nor very literary. In fact, David Sims of the Atlantic complained the recent movie depicting the Libya attack didn’t “have nearly enough perspective or hindsight to place these events in a context worth examining artistically.”

    Yet “now” has a power all its own, one which those accustomed to living in the Narrative may not immediately appreciate. Now is real; real in a way that the Narrative can never be.

    Liberalism’s triumphs were always in the future. That was where it lived. It was the scene of all their victories, the Valhalla at the end of the rainbow arc of justice where they could bask in vindication forever. Suddenly all that’s left is “now”; the narrow shelf of time where what matters most is competence.

    It must succeed on the actual ground or fail. Trump may have no more competence than Hillary, but at least he knows he will need competence, while Hillary has not yet realized it.

    That’s all it is, but the simplest changes are hardest to make.

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  12. As this jackal Paul Ryan rises at every turn to wage war on Trump on behalf of his globalists masters, which signals that he will fight Trump when he becomes president the old question becomes ripe once more: who will rid me of that meddlesome priest. Hopefully, his primary opponent will eliminate him from the political scene. He belongs in the role of statistician for the club for growth or some other globalist retreat.

  13. Theo,

    Sorry, but your the one not seeing the light. Guess you like being lied to.
    Love to see, or actually use, that crystal ball that tells you when Hillary is telling the truth or lying. Must be very convenient to have!
    And the ability to disassociate her from all the lies, Benghazi, using the SOS as a personal bank for her and Bill..Wow…you must sleep well…
    Personally, it’s character, not lies that draws me to a person.
    And I don’t believe those polls. Most are skewed in favor of Dems. Look at the data. ..

    We are proud to be Trump45…

  14. By the way, I heard, unbelievably, that they may not charge the wife of the mass murdered even though she helped him case the joint, drove him to get the guns and Knew his plan but didn’t try to stop it.

    This is obamanation in practice. ..can’t charge another Muslim..
    Unbelievable. ..just unbelievable. ..
    She was an accomplice, no question..

  15. If your talking about Hillary, you have to assume if her mouth is open and moving, she’s lying.

  16. I was reading An Article from the Hollywood Reporter, Rupaul was speaking to Florida massacre. Of course he was spewing the anti gun BS..didn’t touch Islam’s hatred of gays, not a word. I was surprised however that the comments tore into him for that, all pro Trump, bashing Obama and Hillary for their refusal to keep us safe by protecting islam.

  17. Theo
    June 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    Is she a leftist who once posed as a centrist?

    Or a centrist who is now posing as a leftist?

    Or is she whatever she needs to be to acquire power?

    And what does she do with power when she acquires it?

    To answer that question, one must wash their fondest belief in an acid bath

    And examine the facts in the cold light of day

    If one can do that the answer becomes clear.

    And then you will know whether she can switch.

    Looking at her entire history from her attraction to Alinsky

    To what we are seeing now.

  18. The globalist Remain campaign in the UK is becoming hysterical and giving away the globalist endgame. Scare-mongering is the prime tactic, after lying outright, and Osborne (Cameron’s Chancellor of the Exchequer) has come up with a “punishment budget” if Brexit passes. Globalism follows a pattern of using bureaucracy via trade deals, regulation, cooperation with tyrants, social manipulation, taxation, to transfer wealth. It in itself produces NOTHING. Wealth is extracted from peoples, regions, recalcitrants and enemies, business and industry, economic sectors, anything really that can squeeze a buck out of it. It is parasitic. Now Osborne has let the cat out of the bag so to speak. The UK is a big tax tit for globalists and if it is not going to go to the EU it will go to Osborne’s masters. Of course the leaked study by a huge German bank indicating the UK economy will take off like a rocket when it is not bled dry for EU globalist technocrats salaries, perks and fever dream schemes and EU favored migrants is ignored by Cameron and Osborne because that is not what they want. Can we not see the parallel to what Obama has done for eight years? It is the same scheme which is imploding.

  19. The polls showing Obama’s popularity is at over 50% were calculated using the same common core math that say unemployment is at 5%.

    It is also the same math that says Hillary is several points ahead of Donald in popularity.

  20. I found it interesting that they had an nbc poll come out followed by a bloomberg poll…neither of which have ever shown positive results for dt

    Just keep the brainwashing coming as usual

    Throughout the primaries bloomberg consistently undermined dt

    Nothing nbc or msnbc says about dt can believed, they are on a campaign to destroy him…ironically their tactics remind me so much of how they handled hillary asvthey boosted O

  21. Admin: this piece hearkens back to an idea you raised a couple posts ago. The idea that Trump should run against the party establishment, as well as against Hillary, rather than seeking to heel the party as the DNC directed big media demand. Surely, Romney and Ryan present easy targets and they are betting he cannot afford to attack them, so they can run around like free range chickens calling him a nazi, a racist, and any other pejorative their tiny minds, tone deaf ears, and overblown egos can conjure up, never suspecting their own hyper vulnerability and what a juicy target they are to bring in Sanders votes. He is the concept:
    Dick Morris

    Every time Mitt Romney attacks Donald Trump, the liberal media wrings its hands speculating on whether a rift is developing in the Republican Party that could sink its chances of winning in November. Media critics pile on Trump urging him to trim his sails and return to the Eleventh Commandment, given to us by Ronald Reagan: “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”
    But the fact is that the attacks by Romney and others not only do not harm Trump’s chances of winning. They enhance them. Rather than seek to heal the split, he should try to widen it.
    A political leader is particularly credible when he speaks ill of members of his own party, particularly after the primary season has ended. While we treat as boiler plate criticism of Democrats by Republicans and vice versa, we take seriously derogatory comments about members of one’s own party (hence the media’s interest in intraparty criticism of Trump).

    If Trump can criticize the Romney wing of the party as elitist, out of touch, pro-Wall Street, and insensitive to the problems of the average American, he can make empathetic common cause with millions of Independent and Democratic voters who have rejected the GOP for precisely these reasons.

    Nothing will resonate better with those who followed Senator Bernie Sanders in his criticism of policies that coddle the “top one percent” than for Donald Trump to echo those criticisms.

    Trump can propose a bold regulatory agenda to crack down on the big banks and might get little coverage or traction, but let him deliver an ad hominem attack on Mitt Romney on just those same grounds and it will be instant headline news. The media will wonder if Donald has lost his marbles in attacking a fellow Republican long after he has already wrapped up the nomination. They will wonder if his desire for revenge has overtaken his common sense as he seems to throw party unity to the wind.

    But there will be method in Donald Trump’s madness. Each attack on Romney will serve to bring him closer to the Occupy Wall Street crowd. With Hillary’s slavish devotion to her Goldman Sachs masters and her Wall Street donors, Trump can uniquely inherit the mantle left by the Sanders candidacy.

    He can attack Hillary all day long and most will shrug it off as just politics. But if he levels the same fire at Romney and his ilk, it will gain coverage and acquire credibility.
    Indeed, Trump should take full advantage of his lock on the Republican nomination and use the pre-convention period to take positions to the left of the party on cracking down on big Wall Street banks. The Party cannot leave him. It is legally bound. So he should stray from the party to score points with Democrats and Independents.

  22. Wbboei, there will be an article about that soon. Trump reluctantly sees what he has started and will move in the “against all flags” direction.


    Dan Rather, former “CBS Evening News” anchor, said Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump can win the presidency, and Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton should be “very, very afraid.”

    “I’m not predicting [Trump] will win, but I will say he’s capable of winning in November. He has a path,” Rather told CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” adding he does not expect the real estate billionaire to bow to pressure to be more “presidential.”

    “Anybody who thinks Donald Trump is going to moderate himself along the way is either slightly ‘touched’ or ‘smoking something very expensive.’ It’s not going to happen,” said Rather, currently host of “The Big Interview” on AXS TV.

    “My own opinion again,” Rather said, “Democrats who want Hillary Clinton to be president should be afraid. They should be very, very afraid.

  24. The new Battle of Britain is the fight we see here:

    UK Muslim police chief: “Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of offending culture, religion or tradition”

    That means that speaking out against jihad violence, or the Sharia oppression of women, non-Muslims, and gays, or the anti-Semitism that is so deeply ingrained in the Qur’an and Sunnah, is not, in Umer Khan’s view, speech that should be accorded protection, but should, rather, be forcibly silenced. Welcome to the New Britain, where people like Umer Khan are in the ascendancy, and soon the freedom of speech will be a dimly-remembered relic of a past despised as jahiliyya. [snip]

    To tackle the perceived “hate speech”, Mr. Khan explained how Greater Manchester Police have launch a ‘We Stand Together’ campaign, which has been promoted alongside a phone app to make reporting perceived “hate crimes” easier.

    However, a writer at the Godless Spell Checker blog, which first reported Mr. Khan’s tweet, gave a well rehearsed argument for why “offending’” religion is important, and not always a “hate crime”.

    “Of course, any thinking person knows that [offending dogma is] exactly what freedom of speech means. Speech can never truly be ‘free’ unless it includes the right to say things some people may not enjoy hearing.

    “Indeed, the right to ‘blaspheme’, mock sacred cows and challenge taboos is what has led to progress in any civil society. The price for this has always been ‘offense’. And the great thing about ‘offense’ is that it’s cheap.

    By Umer Khan’s understanding, we are not free to offend people who endorse FGM, denigrate gay people as ‘sinners’ or think the appropriate punishment for adultery is death by stoning. It’s their ‘culture’, ‘tradition’ and ‘religion’ after all.”

    Mr. Khan has been a police officer for more than twenty years, yet this re-interpretation of free speech comes at a time when British police are increasing their efforts to prosecute any “offensive” posts made on social media….

    Totalitarians despise free speech. Totalitarians rename free speech “hate speech” in order to kill free speech.

  25. Mormaer
    June 16, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Globalism follows a pattern of using bureaucracy via trade deals, regulation, cooperation with tyrants, social manipulation, taxation, to transfer wealth. It in itself produces NOTHING. Wealth is extracted from peoples, regions, recalcitrants and enemies, business and industry, economic sectors, anything really that can squeeze a buck out of it. It is parasitic. The UK is a big tax tit for globalists and if it is not going to go to the EU it will go to Osborne’s masters.

    What you’ve just described is the blueprint used by ORGANIZED CRIME.. THE MAFIA!

    Think… Sopranos. The bureaucracy/crime bosses appoint themselves and their cronys at the top of the money chain..

    Hmm.. No wonder Bush1, appointed as CiA Director in the 70’s/80’s was obsessed with putting away the NY, NJ, RI crime families. Bush thought of a way to implement their MO and fashion it as part of the NWO. A government run shakedown operation
    for the ‘Public Good’


    The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of “bacha bazi” — paedophilic boy play — to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults told AFP.

    The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it seem as entrenched as in the province of Uruzgan, where “bacha bereesh” — or boys without beards — widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.

    The Taliban over nearly two years have used them to mount a wave of Trojan Horse attacks — at least six between January and April alone — that have killed hundreds of policemen, according to security and judicial officials in the province.

    The Taliban are sending boys — beautiful boys, handsome boys — to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen,” said Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai, who was Uruzgan’s police chief until he was removed in a security reshuffle in April amid worsening violence.

    “They have figured out the biggest weakness of police forces — bacha bazi,” he told AFP. [snip]

    The insurgents are using boys as honey traps, said 21-year-old Matiullah, a policeman who was the only survivor from an insider attack in Dehrawud district in spring last year.

    He said the attacker was the checkpoint commander’s own sex slave, a teenager called Zabihullah. Late one night, he went on a shooting spree, killing seven policemen including the commander as they slept.

    “He brought the Taliban inside and poked all the bodies with rifle butts to see if anyone was alive. I pretended to be dead,” said Matiullah, who now works as a tailor, pointing out a gash on his forehead. [snip]

    Practically all of Uruzgan’s 370 local and national police checkpoints have bachas — some up to four — who are illegally recruited not just for sexual companionship but also to bear arms, multiple officials said.

    Some policemen, they said, demand bachas like a perk of the job, refusing to join outposts where they are not available. [snip]

    Boys have also spurred a deadly rivalry between policemen, with officials reporting incidents such as a public gunfight this year between two commanders in Gezab district as one of them angrily accused the other of “stealing” his bacha.

    “To restore security in Uruzgan, we will first have to separate policemen from their bachas,” one of the judges said.

    “But if they are told to reform their ways, a common reply is: ‘If you force me to abandon my boy lover, I will also abandon the checkpoint‘. The Taliban are not blind to notice that this addiction is worse than opium.” [snip]

    In conservative areas women are mostly invisible in public — and often unattainable due to steep bride prices. Bachas supplant the role of women, adopting a feminine gait and sometimes wearing makeup and bells on their feet.

    Many in Uruzgan see bacha bazi neither as paedophilia nor homosexuality, which is forbidden in Islam. If social norms had a pecking order, violating boys would be seen as far more ethical than violating women.

    “Bacha bazi is pervasive sexual slavery of children, seen widely as a cultural practice and not a crime,” Charu Lata Hogg, a director at London-based charity Child Soldiers International, told AFP.

    “Since it is mostly practised by those in positions of power — warlords, commanders, politicians — it is hard to stamp out. It appears sustained partly by the fact that access to women is limited.” [snip]

    “Come see my beautiful bacha,” said Naqibullah, a police commander in Dehjawze village near Tarin Kot, boasting that he had been holding the teenager for two years.

    With a touch of kohl on his eyes, and bleached blond curly hair poking out of his embroidered hat, the boy sat in a corner of the checkpoint surrounded by opium farms, quietly refilling tea glasses for Naqibullah’s guests.

    “Gay rights, Islam style.” Any questions about the Orlando Muslim terrorist and what was up with him and his Afghani father?

  27. admin
    June 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm
    I look forward to it.

    The distinction between nationalists vs. globalists is the key factor in separating the wheat from the chaff–in both parties.

    A generation ago, international corporations really took over the system. They are doing what is best for them and their rank and filers, to hell with the rest of us. They introduced the concept of outsourcing which destroyed the single income family. And for these greedy bastards that was not enough. Now they want to take the over populated areas of the world and bring them in here. They don’t care because they have the wealth to insulate themselves against the destructive effects. But as we saw with the Palm Beach massacre not even they are self from the frakenstein they have created. Patriotism is a positive theme. Trump can use that as a meat axe or a scapel depending on the issue. But first things first. Ryan needs to go. We cannot have this traitor in our midst. He needs to be removed as convention chairman, defeated in the primary and sent to K street or some other hell where devils like him belong.

  28. We need to start calling these never trump republicans “the whigs”. Here today, gone tomorrow.

  29. oops. Today.

    McCain: Obama ‘directly responsible’ for Orlando shooting
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because of the rise of the Islamic State group on the president’s watch. But he later issued a statement saying that he “misspoke.”
    “I did not mean to imply that the president was personally responsible. I was referring t

  30. Internal party civil wars are happening because so many politicians lie to get elected and now, post Trump, they are being called out on their lies. Cameron and his quislings lied to get elected and now they are getting Trumped. You can lie to get elected but then you can’t govern. Word.

    Britain’s E.U. vote could bring Cameron’s government crashing down

    LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron’s high-stakes decision to let the British public decide whether the country stays in the European Union looks increasingly like a bad bet, with his party veering into civil war, the polls pointing toward an exit and the Conservative leader’s job appearing ever more precarious.

    Just a week before Britain votes, the prime minister’s hope of settling once and for all the country’s long-simmering European question with a resounding vote to stay in the E.U. may be out of reach. Surveys show the country is almost exactly divided, with momentum in recent days for “out.”

    If Britain does vote to leave — a scenario popularly known as Brexit — analysts say that Cameron would probably be forced to resign, perhaps within hours of the result.

    Even if British voters heed Cameron’s call to stay in the E.U., a narrow victory could leave him vulnerable to a vengeance-fueled coup by pro-Brexit politicians in his party who think the prime minister has played dirty in his no-holds-barred campaign to keep Britain in. [snip]

    “This has turned out worse for Cameron than he ever conceived it could have,” said Roger Mortimore, a politics professor at King’s College London who directs political analysis at the polling firm Ipsos Mori. “I don’t think anyone really saw this coming. It’s very clear that David Cameron didn’t see it coming.”

    Among the prime minister’s gravest misjudgments, Mortimore said, was that he could rely on the small clique of Oxford-educated politicians who with Cameron form the upper echelon of Conservative Party politics. Instead of loyalty, several have jettisoned the prime minister, and one — the shaggy-haired, populist former London mayor Boris Johnson — has all but declared his intention to topple the man who has led Britain for the past six years.

    Johnson and other pro-Brexit dissidents, said professor Tim Bale of Queen Mary University of London, form a “pop-up government in waiting” that is prepared to seize power if the Brexit vote does not go Cameron’s way. That dynamic, he said, has made for a particularly nasty campaign. [snip]

    The question of whether Britain should be part of the E.U. cuts across the country’s left-right political divide. Among Tories, staying in the union appeals to pro-business politicians who favor the benefits of low trade barriers with continental economies. But the party also has a deep nationalistic tradition, and the idea that Britain can only be truly sovereign outside the E.U. resonates with the Conservative grass roots.

    So, too, does the pro-Brexit camp’s claim that leaving Europe will allow the United Kingdom to significantly reduce immigration.

    When Cameron gambled and promised voters a direct say on the E.U. in January 2013, Conservatives faced a sharp challenge from their right by the anti-immigration U.K. Independence Party.

    By offering a referendum, Cameron thought he could outflank the UKIP and mend the long-standing rift within his party. The first part worked, with Conservatives winning an unexpected majority in last year’s general election while the UKIP remained marginalized.

    But the second part appears to have backfired.

    “It’s come at the price of creating these very public divisions within the party, and possibly setting off this chain of events that is spiraling out of control for him,” said Thomas Quinn, who teaches politics at the University of Essex.

    If Britain votes to leave the E.U. on June 23, despite Cameron putting his full weight behind the case for staying in, Quinn said the prime minister’s odds of keeping his job would be “slim to nonexistent.”

    “He just wouldn’t have the authority,” Quinn said. “He could be offering his resignation within a few days — if not on the day.”

    But even if Cameron pulls out a close victory, he could still be in peril, with pro-Brexit Tories blaming him for undermining their long-awaited chance to break free of the E.U.

    Andrew Bridgen, a Tory member of Parliament who favors Brexit, said in an interview that unless Britain votes to stay in the E.U. by a wide margin, Cameron should step down.

    “The prime minister has led a very disingenuous campaign on the most crucial question our country will face in my lifetime,” he said. “He’s blown his credibility with the electorate.”

    This should serve as a warning to those who say “vote for Hillary because she’s lying and after the election she won’t be the Obama third term.”

  31. admin
    June 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm
    Osborne’s “punishment budget” with “punishment taxes” and “punishment immigration policies” IF the public votes to take back their sovereignty is exactly what NeverTrumpers, Dems, and Obama are doing now in the US with the very “thought” of electing Trump. Mass immigration is “punishment”. Anything the public does that these globalist flunkies are supposed to stop, threaten them with, terrorize through social, fiscal, economic, and loss of civil rights. Give up your guns or more mass killings in soft target locations. Give up your speech rights or an economic crash. Give up right to assembly or we will beat your head in with foreign rent a mobs with the assistance of LaRaza police and DoJ/ISIS approved minders and judges. You must or bad things will happen because we must punish you.

    You must do these things or we will let the mobs, ISIS, mass migration, and our toadies in the media help terrorize or murder you or humiliate you on live television. We are way down the rabbit hole. The Brits have a lot more push back by their party (both parties!) leaders and members than is in evidence here. Both of our parties, elected reps, and executive branch is owned by globalism. They are showing their hand everyday just like that POS Osborne did in the UK. This is globalist fascism.


    Somehow, over the last half-century, Western elites managed to convince themselves that nationalism was not real. Perhaps it had been real in the past, like cholera and telegraph machines, but now that we were smarter and more modern, it would be forgotten in the due course of time as better ideas supplanted it.

    That now seems hopelessly naive. People do care more about people who are like them — who speak their language, eat their food, share their customs and values. And when elites try to ignore those sentiments — or banish them by declaring that they are simply racist — this doesn’t make the sentiments go away. It makes the non-elites suspect the elites of disloyalty. For though elites may find something vaguely horrifying about saying that you care more about people who are like you than you do about people who are culturally or geographically further away, the rest of the population is outraged by the never-stated corollary: that the elites running things feel no greater moral obligation to their fellow countrymen than they do to some random stranger in another country. And perhaps we can argue that this is the morally correct way to feel — but if it is truly the case, you can see why ordinary folks would be suspicious about allowing the elites to continue to exercise great power over their lives.

    It’s therefore not entirely surprising that people are reacting strongly against the EU, the epitome of an elite institution: a technocratic bureaucracy designed to remove many questions from the democratic control of voters in the constituent countries. Elites can earnestly explain that a British exit will be very costly to Britain (true), that many of the promises made on Brexit’s behalf are patently ridiculous (also true), that leaving will create all sorts of security problems and also cost the masses many things they like, such as breezing through passport control en route to their cheap continental holidays. Elites can even be right about all of those things. They still shouldn’t be too shocked when ordinary people respond just as Republican primary voters did to their own establishment last spring: “But you see, I don’t trust you anymore.”

  33. Sanders is really a despicable sore loser. Watched his conference call last night he refuses to endorse Hillary. Hillary was forced out of 08 when she clearly could have had a legitimate fight at the convention, yet sanders marches on and attempts to radicalize the party even more.

  34. Sanders indirectly helps Trump by keeping the Democratic party bitterly divided, he makes Trump’s arguments about Hillary’s faults sound legitimate (which Trump often cites in his rallies) and forces her and the Democratic Party to swing even more to the loony left, thereby leaving the more moderate wing behind to either stay at home in November or to vote for Trump.

  35. Why the hell should Sanders endorse Hillary??? The game was rigged. Agreed, Sanders is an ass, but so is POS Hillary.

  36. Why should Sanders give up jb, just because hillary sold us out in 2008?

    I don’t think so…

    I don’t like Sanders anymore than I like hillary, but at least he stands up for himself and his followers, unlike hillary.

  37. jbstonesfan

    June 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Sanders is really a despicable sore loser. Watched his conference call last night he refuses to endorse Hillary. Hillary was forced out of 08 when she clearly could have had a legitimate fight at the convention, yet sanders marches on and attempts to radicalize the party even more.
    Obama and Hillary have killed the Democratic party anyway, so complaining about Sanders making is more radical is kind of pointless. Both the Democratic and Republican parties need to be rebuilt from ground up. At least Trump is attempting to do that…..and with OUR help is succeeding.

    Hillary couldn’t give two shits about you, me or anyone else that hasn’t dropped a dollar in her garter.

  38. Gonzo –

    While Ryan has to go, if you’ll read the comments Ryan actually made, he stated that if Trump tried to halt muzzie immigration or build a wall and there wasn’t legal authority to do so, then he’d sue. I believe he also mentioned that there’s a 1952 Act which appears to give the President authority to determine whether immigration should be halted. It was more meaningless signaling for his globalist donors than anything substantive with regard to immigration.

  39. Theo
    June 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    There really are no rational arguments to defend the positions Hillary has taken at this time. Anti-democratic and anti-feminist, her positions are those of the party bosses, particularly the demented soros.

    I changed my party affiliation to vote Trump in the primary. I also plan to support him in the GE. He has come to our rescue, no doubt about it. Just what he has done for the populous so far is amazing.

    That being said, there is always a chance he will fail. And Hillary is my second choice. So at best, she is a liar, so they all are. And on that chance, which I think is a good one, I will be watching. And if they try to cross her in the primary, I will raise my voice and do whatever I can to support her. I think it is important that Hillary stay in the game and be there as that second choice. And to that extent, I still support her.

    Even in 2008 I viewed her as a candidate that reflected 60% of my views and could achieve at 50% so I would get 30% of what I wanted if she had won. With the rest of them, it is less than 0. And I do like her. What outraged me to action was the misogyny and the manner in which the nomination was taken from her. And so will it is still.

    And I’ll tell you right now, some Trump supporters, including women, are using a “Trump that bitch” slogan that I find entirely offensive and hateful, just like the Bobots of ’08. Trump has expressed negative views of such behavior, but I think he should come out more directly against it. Yes, a whole bunch of Trump supporters are assholes.

    Heaven help us all.

  40. LU4Puma…

    what a few ‘rude’ trump supporters have said about Hillary is unacceptable and wrong…however it is nothing compared to what Hillary supporters, O, Trump haters, and essentially the majority of MSM, in unison, have said and are saying about Trump…this man has been called every insult in the book and no one blinks an eye…he has supplanted the Clintons on the totem pole of no insult is too low a blow to say about him…

    if you are looking for fairness, forgetaboutit! there is none…

    this morning CNN was analyzing Trump’s golf game to understand how he would act as President…and laughing away…

    the playing field is entirely rigged on Hillary’s behalf this time…as it was for O last time around…


    my basic problem with Hillary is she is way too much of an insider…nothing is going to change with her…she will widen illegal immigration, she will follow the left party demands and she is beholden to too many special interests that have given her millions…and she will have O’s legacy breathing down her neck from O & MO’s new civilian home in DC…

    I no longer trust her…she is not an honest broker…I could go on but I will leave it at that…


    Noise and controversy aside, Donald Trump is making two arguments about immigration. The first is that the U.S. admits too many immigrants. The second is that, given nearly two decades of Islamic terrorism, the government should take special measures to keep out Muslim immigrants who might threaten safety and security.

    Trump made both points at his recent rally in Greensboro, N.C. Here’s how he made the first: “We’ve admitted four times more immigrants than any other country in the world. We can’t do this. We can’t do this. Not surprisingly, real wages haven’t increased for 18 years. And then they wonder why I have packed houses.”

    Critics quibble with Trump’s “four times” point, arguing that more sophisticated ways of counting would yield a different result. But Trump’s point stands: the U.S. has admitted more immigrants than any other country, and by any reckoning admits a lot of immigrants.

    Here’s how Trump made the second point: “Just so you understand — I have many Muslim friends. These are amazing people. They’re great people. The problem we have is, whether it’s 7 percent or 9 percent or 11 percent or 1 percent — we’re having a tremendous problem in our country. We don’t know — there doesn’t seem to be assimilation — we don’t know what’s going on.” [snip]

    If Pew’s numbers are correct, then 13 percent of the Muslims currently in the United States believe Islamist violence is justified in at least some cases. Given the current Muslim population of the U.S., that’s just under 400,000 people. [snip]

    In any case, events of the last year have shown that there are definitely Muslims who believe in violent jihad already in the United States. The question Trump asks is whether the U.S. should add more. “The media talks about ‘homegrown’ terrorism, but Islamic radicalism … and the networks that nurture it, are imports from overseas,” Trump said in his much-criticized national security speech on Monday. “Yes, there are many radicalized people already inside our country as a result of the poor policies of the past. But the whole point is that it will be much, much easier to deal with our current problem if we don’t keep on bringing in people who add to the problem. And that’s what we’re doing.”

    Trump pointed specifically to the American-born Orlando killer Omar Mateen, whose parents came from Afghanistan. (In delivering the speech, Trump mangled the part of his prepared text that said Mateen “was born to Afghan parents who immigrated to the United States.”) “[Mateen’s] father published support for the Afghan Taliban, a regime which murders those who don’t share its radical views, and they murdered plenty,” Trump said. “The father even said he was running for president of Afghanistan. The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place, was because we allowed his family to come here.”

    There’s no doubt that many Muslims in Afghanistan (which is 99 percent Muslim) believe Islamist violence is justified. Pew found that 18 percent of Afghan Muslims said such attacks are often justified, 21 percent said they are sometimes justified, and 18 percent said they are rarely justified — for a total of 57 percent who believe Islamist violence is justified on at least some occasions. (Forty percent said such attacks are never justified, and 3 percent didn’t know.)

    In addition, Pew found that 99 percent of Muslims in Afghanistan favor making Sharia “the official law of the land in our country.”

    And yet, as Trump said in the national security speech, “Immigration from Afghanistan to the United States has increased nearly five fold in just one year.” (In a fact check, PolitiFact confirmed Trump’s statement, noting, “The United States granted legal permanent resident status to 2,196 Afghans in 2013, and 10,527 in 2014, according to the Department of Homeland Security. That’s about five times as many in one year.”) [snip]

    The Muslim ban proposal has set off near-hysterical reactions among both Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans. The people who have called him bigoted, hateful, a Nazi, un-American, and more are not likely to calm down if Trump were to refocus his proposal. But Trump, supported by current events — the Orlando shooter’s family just happened to come from one of the worst countries in the world in terms of Muslim radicalization — could reset the debate just the same.

  42. Admin,
    I just read the article you posted on the Afghan police and Taliban using the young boys as sex slaves.

    These are the same people we are letting in. These are the same people,99% that believe in Sharia law HERE!

    These are the same people Hillary will continue to Bring in by the thousands!

    Those poor boys,,,

    Poor us if Trump does not win..

    Yesterday I went shopping and there were Muslims in every store I went to in Austin, women all wrapped up like the slaves they are. 5 years ago, that would have been rare.

  43. let’s just face it…the O admin…with Hillary complicit, is trying to change the balance and composition of the USA population…

    there is no balance in religions or ethnicities coming in…it has been a one way street by design…and it continues every day…

  44. S

    June 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    let’s just face it…the O admin…with Hillary complicit, is trying to change the balance and composition of the USA population…

    there is no balance in religions or ethnicities coming in…it has been a one way street by design…and it continues every day…

    Don’t worry. Once European ethnicity people are a minority, the anglo saxon legal system will protect you.

  45. wbboei
    June 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm
    Ryan is dead man walking.

    wbboei – I hope so, but how do we rid ourselves of the GOPe chosen one?

  46. I think Rence’s comment to people like Ryan–we will win the presidency with or without you.

    You would expect these flare ups before the convention.

    The question is will Trump remove Ryan

    As a practical matter, how can you have a globalist who calls Trump a bigot and a racist be the convention chairman. That dog won’t hunt. Defrock him, even if it means Gingrich runs the show. And make sure Ryan does not survive the primary.

  47. Paul Ryan is the GOP establishment chosen one. He is speaker of the house. How the hell do we get rid of him?

  48. alcina
    You are probably right.

    The Never Trump pirate ship wants him.

    He is a loser.

    Always anxious to play both ends to the middle

    Rence has selected a Romney tool as head of the Rules Committee.

    However, RINO Rick Moran who reports this development also puts in in context:

    Priebus has chosen someone who thinks that delegates choose the nominee – not voters.

    There’s no indication that Donald Trump had any input into the choice for rules committee chair. If he did, he almost certainly would have nixed Enid Mickelsen as a first choice.

    In the end, it is delusional to think that even if the rules are changed, that delegates would vote to support someone besides Trump. There might be a defection here and there, but if there is any competence in the Trump campaign, they would have filled out the ranks of delegates with rock solid, loyal supporters of the candidate. Floor managers would be on their toes to sniff out potential switchers and replace them with a more reliable supporter.

    Ted Cruz was able to make some inroads at state conventions last month but not enough to flip the convention. Priebus and the NeverTrumpers can stop dreaming; Donald Trump will be the nominee of the Republican party for president regardless of who chairs the rules committee.

  49. The sheer stupidity of our Harvard trained betters has been a cause I have taken up and expounded on it here ad infinitum ad nauseum. Now, Ricard Fernandez sound the same dog whistle. In fact, he finds them to be so stupid and so devoid of common sense that he gives them the award they deserve: the Darwin Award. How can history, if we are lucky enough to survive, how will history judge them. Like an historian of the future, Richard says this:
    The masses of people are accustomed to thinking of the elites as smarter than themselves. But when civilizations teeter it is usually because the elites have proved stupider than the common man. This may be the case now. So to return to the debate: was the administration malign or stupid to sink the ship under its own feet? Of the two causes, stupid seems the stronger case.

    Two interesting items in the last few hours explain take the debate over whether president Obama’s failures are due to malice or incompetence in opposite directions. Megyn Kelly’s recent Tweet which says, “in the middle of #Orlando investigation, the Obama admin quietly announced it’s increasing the number of refugees coming to US” would appear to settle the issue decisively in favor of malice.

    But the second item, an article in the Washington Post by Rick Noack, turns it entirely around. Noack explains that the reason terror suspects involved in recent attacks have not been monitored is because there are simply not enough security personnel to do it. “It’s impossible to monitor all terror suspects,” he writes. “These charts show why.” The charts proceed to show that Western police forces no longer have the manpower to track more than a small fraction of the suspected bad guys.

    The developments that Megyn Kelly describes doesn’t make the security situation hopeless. It has been hopeless for some time. Yet the tragedy was entirely self-inflicted. A national security team of ex-novelists and campaign drivers sort of fell into it. The same crew that gave you the Arab Spring, the Reset and Benghazi now give you … politicians in blind pursuit of virtue signalling who simply ran over the cliff.

    One might ask how the Western elites could be so stupid as to get into a situation, where like Titanic, the threat is coming in faster than it can be pumped out. They may have even paid for some this influx from public funds. The Western elites first imported ISIS in the most expensive conceivable way and then proceeded to manage them through the most inefficient method imaginable. They imported a threat which as Foreign Policy points out is effectively a state-sponsored shock unit and now find they can’t afford to monitor it. Why it’s almost like promising pensions that can’t be funded.

    If 63% of the US police force are required to watch the ISIS suspects, who’s left to watch the “vast right wing conspiracy”?

    The Washington Post article suggests that making deals with the Muslim community is the only remaining hope to eke out the manpower of the police. When Obama says he needs to stay in the good graces of the Islamic community he is telling the truth as only a frightened man can tell it. Both the administration’s policy of pandering to the Islamic community and its attempts to disarm the natives — prominently on display in recent days — are best explained by desperation rather than confidence.

    The only conceivable explanation for this fiasco is pure unadulterated arrogance and stupidity. The aristocrats in Beltway class fooled themselves into thinking nothing could threaten them, and when something did they imagined it could be held back by closing a porthole here and dogging a hatch there.

  50. wbboei
    June 19, 2016 at 2:33 am
    I don’t agree with Fernandez on the stupidity issue. It is intentional just as importing more terrorists by Obama is as a final act of his implosion. While the Congress and various virtue signaling idiots are stupid, the assault on law enforcement, including the FBI, state and local, etc is very intentional. They have increased the number of regulators in every crack and cranny of the federal government including and especially those running roughshod over law enforcement while simultaneously decreasing their budgets and forcing them to spend on stupid shit like “cultural training”, “Muslim outreach”, rewrites of all training, procedures, placing moles and spies within the agencies, etc. This is classic fifth column stuff and one of the masters and masterminds is none other Obama and ValJar’s pal Cass Sunstein. That evil fuck was planning this wrecking of law enforcement at every level pre-inaugruation. It is fascist 101 and completely intentional. Now the finger pointing starts since they didn’t foresee their own client groups going after each other. Or maybe they did and needed to put the fear of God into the “gays” for getting too mouthy. So are they evil or stupid. They are evil. No one of them gets off the hook for playing stupid.

  51. Mormaer
    June 19, 2016 at 6:17 am
    June 19, 2016 at 2:33 am
    Yes. I do agree with you.

    To flood Syrians in here with known ties to ISIS and no ability to track them cannot be chalked off to stupidity. It totally an intentional act. Not a negligent one. It is part of a grand scheme which destroys the nation state, creates civil strife, imposes totalitarian controls, rations food, and in the end eliminates the useless eaters and installs a new global elite. But they are not as good at this as people think, and they totally misjudged the degree to which big media could manipulate the population through shrill cries of racism, sexism.

  52. Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before

    Sharyl Attkisson talked to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Matt Boyle Friday about her new show, Full Measure with Sheryl Attkisson, as well as current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson.

    Rest assured media’s main pap for the day is dictated to and scrutinized by the infamous ValJar. (my addition)

    “Asked if American media appear to be aggressively pushing a particular narrative, specifically gun control in light of the recent terrorism in Orlando, Attkisson said”:

    “I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure.

    It’s almost like someone’s given a license at the top. It used to be done kind of subtly, but now it’s sort of encouraged. It’s almost as if everybody’s on the same page now. I think it’s inappropriate. I think that different views should be represented. It doesn’t have to be 50-50 every time that every story has to be given equal time. But over time, different views should be heard, and we just don’t hear that anymore.”

    Interesting comments.. the awakened sleeping giant, the silent American majority, are all on the same page as well.

  53. Greece on Brexit and the EU:

    Unfortunately, these inviting promises proved to be false or failed. There is nothing about freedom, solidarity or friendship in the European Union. The European Union has proven to act on behalf of the interest of banks, multi-national enterprises and groups in the shadow, as advised by professional think-tanks and lobbyists, not in favor of its people. In fact, the European Union is an economic union with a common market (without internal borders) which enables a free circulation of money, goods and people/workforce, and an ongoing process to harmonize business standards. The European Union is designed as a cartel and typically, there is a lack of democratic structures and processes: democracy becomes a disturbing factor.

  54. Trump, Scavino, Lewandowski Tweets today were nonexistent.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016 –

    Trump Turnberry, Scotland
    10:00 AM
    This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.

    A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM.

  55. Larry at No Quarter:

    Donald Trump is catching lots of flack over his proposal to temporarily halt the immigration of Muslims, especially refugees. This has provoked quite an outcry from the politically correct spectrum of pundits and political hacks. Funny thing, though, Donald Trump has received the indirect support for his position from both the FBI and the CIA.

    FBI Director Comey and the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have been quite candid in acknowledging that our system has too many loopholes and that there is no effective way to screen refugees:

    “I don’t, obviously, put it past the likes of ISIL to infiltrate operatives among these refugees, so that’s a huge concern of ours,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said at a security industry conference in September, using another name for the Islamic State. He added that the government has “a pretty aggressive program” for screening refugees but that he is less confident about European nations.

    FBI Director James Comey added in congressional testimony last month that “a number of people who were of serious concern” slipped through the screening of Iraq War refugees, including two arrested on terrorism-related charges. “There’s no doubt that was the product of a less than excellent vetting,” he said.

    Although Comey said the process has since “improved dramatically,” Syrian refugees will be even harder to check because, unlike in Iraq, U.S. soldiers have not been on the ground collecting information on the local population. “If we don’t know much about somebody, there won’t be anything in our data,” he said. “I can’t sit here and offer anybody an absolute assurance that there’s no risk associated with this.”

    But it is not just the FBI and the DNI warning of danger, we also have CIA Director John Brennan breaking with Obama’s claim that the Muslim threat is contained:

    CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, remains “formidable” and “resilient,” is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East.

    “ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West,” Brennan said, using another acronym for the group. He said ISIS probably is working to smuggle them into countries, perhaps among refugee flows or through legitimate means of travel.

    Brennan also noted the group’s call for followers to conduct so-called lone-wolf attacks in their home countries. He called the attack in Orlando a “heinous act of wanton violence” and an “assault on the values of openness and tolerance” that define the United States as a nation.

    So, here’s the simple question–what is it that the media and those crying foul about Donald Trump’s warnings about the threat of muslim immigrants do not understand. The Federal Law Enforcement and the Federal Intelligence community have warned that ISIS is working to smuggle terrorists into this country under the guise of being refugees.

    And what the hell is wrong with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell? Are they deaf? Are they learning disabled? We have been warned that there is a real threat and we do not have an effective method for screening refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries and those coming from Europe who have Muslim ties.

    The disconnect here is staggering. Obama wants to speed up immigration, especially for Syrian refugees, Donald Trump says that is dangerous–and he is right–and Trump is an object of derision among the so-called political elite?

  56. Please Vote Leave on Thursday, because we’ll never get this chance again
    Boris Johnson 19 JUNE 2016 • 9:00PM
    Make it matter again: vote leave
    People often complain about voting these days. They say it doesn’t make any difference. They say that whatever party they choose they get the same old broken promises. In fact, they say there is no point in bothering at all.

    Well, whatever you say about this referendum campaign, it is a moment of fundamental decision. When you pick up your ballot paper this Thursday, you have it in your hands to transform Britain’s current democratic arrangements for the better. You can change the whole course of European history – and if you vote Leave, I believe that change will be overwhelmingly positive.

    What is the Remain camp offering? Nothing. No change, no improvement, no reform; nothing but the steady and miserable erosion of parliamentary democracy in this country. If we vote Remain, we stay locked in the back of the car, driven by someone with an imperfect command of English, and going a direction we don’t want to go.

    Arranged marriage, lobsters and stitch-ups: Boris Johnson’s best EU metaphorsPlay! 02:00
    If Britain votes to Remain in the EU, then we continue to be subject to an increasingly anti-democratic system that is now responsible for 60 per cent of the law that goes through Westminster – a phenomenon that contributes so powerfully to the modern voter’s apathy, the sensation that we no longer control our destiny, and that voting changes nothing.

    If we vote Remain, we do nothing to rebuke the elites in Brussels who have imposed the euro on the continent, and thrown a generation of young people on the scrap-heap, and who are utterly indifferent to the misery they are causing for the sake of their bankrupt ideology.

    We will remain prisoners of a trade regime that will not allow this country – the fifth biggest economy on earth – to negotiate with America, or China or India or any of the other growth economies of the world; because that privilege is reserved exclusively for the hierarchs of the European Commission, of whose vast staff only 3.6 per cent come from this country.

    If we stay, we will find our global influence and weight not enhanced, but diminished
    If we stay, we will find our global influence and weight not enhanced, but diminished – as the EU ruthlessly cuckoos us aside from our seat on international bodies, from the IMF and the UN and the WTO to even the North East Atlantic Fisheries Management Board, which determines the fate of the fish in so much of UK waters. Iceland has a seat; Norway has a seat; the Faroe islands have a seat. The UK is represented by the Commission.

    We are not more powerful, or more influential for being around the table in Brussels – look at the pitiful results of the so-called renegotiation earlier this year. We are drowned out. And it is an illusion to think that if we vote to Remain, we are somehow opting for the status quo. The status quo is not on offer. If we stay in, we will be engaged willy-nilly in the desperate attempt to keep the euro together, by building an economic government of Europe.

    We have already seen how we can be forced to bail out the debtor nations; and we have seen – in the absence of border controls – how the despair in southern Europe contributes to the substantial flows of migration, which show no sign of diminishing. If we vote to stay then I am afraid the whole EU caravan carries blithely on; and when I think of the champagne – guzzling orgy of backslapping in Brussels that would follow a Remain vote on Friday, I want to weep. We must not let it happen.

    Think of what we can achieve if we vote Leave. We can take back control of huge sums of money – £10.6 billion net per year – and spend it on our priorities. We can take back control of our borders, and install an Australian-style points-based system that is fair both to people coming from the EU and from non-EU countries.

    Now is the time to believe in ourselves, and in what Britain can do, and to remember that we always do best when we believe in ourselves
    We can do global trade deals that the EU commission itself believes could generate another 300,000 jobs. Above all we could take back control of our powers to pass laws and set tax rates in the interest of the UK economy. We can reorientate the UK economy to the whole world, rather than confining ourselves to an EU that now amounts to only 15 per cent of global GDP.

    Why shouldn’t we do this? When in the history of this country have we gone wrong by believing in self-government? As this campaign has gone on, the Remain campaign has become more and more hysterical in its threats and warnings, to the point where very few people now believe in them. The IMF? Why on earth should the Treasury expect us to believe the IMF – when it was only a couple of years ago that the Treasury was bitterly (and correctly) denouncing the IMF for running Britain down.

    People can sense the true motives behind Project Fear. It isn’t idealism, or internationalism. It’s a cushy elite of politicians and lobbyists and bureaucrats, circling the wagons and protecting their vested interests.

    EU Referendum: Vote Leave’s key claims about BrexitPlay! 02:14
    Finally the Remainers are now desperately trying to suggest that anyone who wants to Leave is somehow against the spirit of modern Britain; against openness, tolerance, decency. What nonsense – and what an insult to the people of all races and parties and ages and beliefs who simply want to take back control of this country’s democracy.

    EU Referendum: key claims of the Remain campaignPlay! 02:18
    It is we who want to give power back to people. It is we who want to stand up against the corporatist and elitist system that will never admit its mistakes. That is why we believe in democracy – because it is the best way humanity has found of correcting the errors of our rulers; and we are mad to throw it away.

    Now is the time to believe in ourselves, and in what Britain can do, and to remember that we always do best when we believe in ourselves. Of course we can continue to provide leadership and support for Europe – but intergovernmentally, outside the supranational EU system.

    I hope you will vote Leave, and take back control of this great country’s destiny; and if we Vote Leave, then all our votes will count for more in the future. This chance will not come again in our lifetimes, and I pray we do not miss it.

  57. I hope someone is doing something to get Donald back on track…his “message” is all over the place…I have read that his inner campaign is/was so disorganized that many planned events … with endorsements…never happened…

    Does he have an aversion to good news stories??

    Donald’s rallies are getting very redundant and rambling…imho…he needs to stay focused on his issues and stop with the name calling and talking about people he defeated…move on…get serious…show some maturity…he can do that and still “let trump be trump”…just a bit smarter and wiser…

    I hate to say this but I think he has really wasted the last month…month and a half…he should be at the top of the polls and he continues to step on his own good news…step on Hillary’s bad news…and rely to much on shock value…

    Donald…let your important issues and policies simmer…

    caveat…Donald is in this current state of affairs thru his own self inflicted errors but also because he has the media, dims and repub trump haters targeting him nonstop


    btw…LU4Puma…you mentioned how bad some trump supporters are…have you noticed that the media does not report how trump supporters have been badly injured, broken noses, etc, how a journalist was beaten…how at a recent rally a 19 year old trump hater was arrested for trying to steal a policeman’s gun…

    If this had anything to do with Trump’s peeps we would hear it non stop every day…but when the trump haters go after innocent people…the story is a blip on the screen for a few seconds…never to be heard again…with the exception of the dims and media trying to spin it that innocent trump supporters are attacked and it is Trump’s fault

    …notice you do not hear any news stories about who these trump haters are…are they bused in? are they Bernie/Hillary supporters? are they getting paid by Soros??

    there was one story about a trump supporter taking a punch at a trump protestor INSIDE OF A TRUMP RALLY…and the media went on and on and one about that for days…

    etc, etc, etc…

  58. S

    I agree with you 100%. The past month has been a train wreck . I hope Manafort can get Trump back on track. Please stop with the nonsense. You’re the f*cking nominee. The primaries are over. This is a whole new game… Rant over. 😠

  59. It’s been a train wreck but in the CBS poll he was only down 6% compared to the Bloomberg poll. My feelings are that just like when he got the bump when he won the nomination, Hillary is getting a bump for her strong finish. Off course, the comments regarding the Judge and Orlando were not well thought out. I recall the administrator and others here said Trump could be his own worse enemy. What’s also interesting is that while Hillary is ahead, he negatives are still at 55%. Recall, when she was SOS I think she had an approval rating in the 50’s low 60’s, so neither one seems to be getting a lot of love except from their die hard supporters. Still way too early to see how this thing is going to break…Bill had a big lead on Dole and won by 6 % despite the scandals.
    My biggest concern right now is that whether you love him or hate him, the concerted effort by the MSM and virtually all of the media, left or right, are trying to scare people that should Trump get elected some type of horrific events are going to occur. I think it’s scary when so much control of our election process is controlled by forces that are not representative of the people regardless of whom you support. I think Trump supporters see that and that’s why they will stay with him no matter what.

  60. It’s still too early in the game for the popular polls to give an indication as to who may win. In the end, however, it’s all about the electoral college and how many delegates the presidential candidates win in November. The popular vote ultimately means nothing compared to both which and how many delegate-rich states each candidate wins. Trump especially needs to concentrate on winning Florida and Ohio since those two states seem to always determine who wins or lose in the presidential elections.

  61. This puts Hillary Clinton in a tight spot and it validates the credentials of Warren. To be or not to be. Hillary is such a cash hound that she will yield. That will go down like a mouth full of grass burrs to the Bernie kiddies.

    Wall Street has an unambiguous message for Hillary Clinton:

    Don’t pick Elizabeth Warren as your vice president if you want to keep getting our money.

    That warning came through very clearly in over a dozen interviews I did over the last week with some of the largest Democratic donors on Wall Street who have helped fund Clinton’s campaigns over the years as well as funneled cash to Bill Clinton’s political career in the 1990s.

    “If Clinton picked Warren, her whole base on Wall Street would leave her,” one top Democratic donor who has helped raise millions for Clinton told me. “They would literally just say, ‘We have no qualms with you moving left, we understand all the things you’ve had to do because of Bernie Sanders, but if you are going there with Warren, we just can’t trust you, you’ve killed it.'”

    The arguments of course are mostly self-serving. The financial services industry loathes Warren, who more than anyone in the last 80 years has channeled the rage against Wall Street that began with the Great Depression and continues to course through the nation following the 2008 financial crisis. Warren wants to break up the nation’s largest banks. She created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The mere mention of her name draws groans from bankers.

  62. from Foxy’s 10:33 link about Lewandowski being out:

    He was a chief promoter of the idea that the best campaign strategy was to “Let Trump be Trump.” He frequently dismissed the notion that Trump needed to hire more experienced political hands, spend on polling and sophisticated data operations, or moderate his rhetoric as he moved toward the general election.

  63. The one thing Trump is holding on to is his personal cash…above all he is a business man, and he is not going to spend millions of his own dollars on what could very well be a loss. He was smart to get millions of free media time throughout the primaries, but now he needs super pacs and fundraisers if he seriously wants to win.

  64. I don’t think it is time to panic.

    The battle will not be joined until after the conventions.

    If the Brits vote to get out of the EU that will provide real wind at Trump’s back.

    I trust Manafort to figure this out and to outwit the witless media.

    At this point, Hillary is wasting ammo–and money.

    If it is needed Trump will invest his personal fortune.

    Take a look at this

    Remember 2 things Session said:

    1. this election will be about ISSUES–despite efforts by big media to make it about personalities–Trump’s only. They are vulnerable on that point however because of the daily mail article and the thousand other testimonials that will follow. You can dismiss this as a vast right wing conspiracy if you like, but there comes a point where a clear pattern emerges from testimonies from people who do not know eachother all reporting the same thing. Cole Porter said it best: 50 million frenchmen can’t be wrong.

    2. it is way too early to draw any conclusion from the polls. The battle has not been joined. Bush 41 was 12 points down to the Duke at this point, and he went on to win the election five months later by a landslide.

  65. Jb,
    He did spend 40 million $$$ of his own, unlike hillary that takes millions from islamic nations that want to destroy every living Jew…

  66. And JB,

    I think Trump was right on Orlando and I believe most
    People believe that to be true,
    He definitely got a positive bump from that.

    Florida is in play for Mr Trump…

  67. And Tony,

    Where is the rage from the left as they call
    Trump names, insite violence? I saw a
    Protester at a Trump rally that said KILL TRUMP…not a peep, not arrested..he’s a presidential nominee!

    They encourage this BS….

  68. The media hardly covering the guy that allegedly wanted to hurt Trump, but 24/7 on firing his campaign manager.

  69. I would not worry about either one.

    If you expect big media to tell the truth—good fucking luck with that one.

    This nutcase does not deserve coverage because of the copy cat factor.

    As far as the campaign is concerned its a good move moving Manafort in.

    Going into war you need unity of command.

    If Trump chooses Sessions things will stablilize

    Oh they will try to go after him, because he is from Alabama.

    But at some point you cannot worry about what they say.

    This is all just noise.

    The only important thing this week is the vote in Britain.

  70. While Manafort goes about his business streamlining Trump’s campaign. The opportunity and timing is perfect for sending Paul Ryan a simple text..

    YOU’RE FIRED… Bon Voyage!!


    Paul Manafort, Trump Campaign Mgr.

  71. “The only important thing this week is the vote in Britain.”

    If the vote passes, the UK will LOSE it’s sovereignty FOREVER. Just as we will. If Obama, Sunstein, Jared and the gaggle of buzzards running our government are allowed to roll over US..

  72. Sounds like he overstayed here in the US. He came here 1.5 years ago, began plotting to assassinate Trump 1 year ago, drove all the way from the east coast to California where he holed up for a period of time before driving out to Las Vegas. I wonder who supported him while he was here.

  73. Tony Stark

    June 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I wonder who supported him while he was here.

    Probably you and me.

  74. The democrat city council of Cleveland has consigned protesters of every stripe to a common area for the duration of the convention. Legal actions are being brought against this unconstitutional abridgment of First Amendment rights but those lawsuits will go nowhere because the judges in that county are all on the take, politically speaking. Just imagine how a judge who runs for office, or a federal judge appointed by the democrat machine would be ostracized by his peers if he deigned to do the right thing. It is a fate worth of John (the bloody coward) Roberts. What this means is an inevitable confrontation between Soros funded agitators and bikers, and believe me the agitators will get their clocks cleaned. It won’t be a case where a young ninny who has never seen violence says on behalf of Obama you bring a knife we bring a gun. It will be a beat down of the lefties. And big media will be there to blame it all on Trump and the reason is perfectly clear. Big media is owned lock stock and barrel by major corporations and those corporation are devotees of throwing the American people to the wolves if that is what it takes to advance their globalist agenda. Trump say no to their garden of evil, therefore they must either destroy him, or destroy themselves between now and November. Let us hope and pray it is the latter. Whatever happens this week will set the stage one way or the other. Probably.

  75. In this monumental piece, Richard Fernandez forces us to realize that what Obama—the glorious big media beloved messiah has delivered, which is a collapse of the international order and a society so riven that it can no longer be called a republic. I know. This is not what we want to hear. But Richard is no alarmist. He is a realist. Its the old line from the Shropshire lad:

    Look into the pewter pot
    And see the world as the world is not
    For faith tis pleasant TIL TIS PAST
    The mischief is that will NOT LAST.

    Big media, corporate to the core, disdainful of the country and its people, has chosen a side–the side of globalism and censored contrary evidence in order to support that narrative. They have ventured out on a limb, and sawed it off. If things turn fluid, I would not be terribly surprised if they were on the menu.

    Lest you thing these are the ravings of a lunatic who does not appreciate the beautiful tapestry of different people with different cultures, who pretend to love each other but in fact distrust, and in some case hate each other, but have held at bay by the rule of law, which also breaking down thanks to the big media beloved messiah, you owe it to yourself to read and consider this wise commentary, unless you prefer to side with the bad actors and the not so blissfully ignorant. Either way it is a cluster fuck.

    The answer as he sees it is we must abandon this top down model which is the flotsam and jetsom of the military model of world war II or it will lead to tyranny. We must learn to live separate and apart, at peace. That means we must remain well armed, lest other tribes rape and pillage what we have earned.
    By Richard Fernandez

    A British Labor MP is murdered by a mentally ill man with neo-Nazi connections. A UK citizen comes all the way to Las Vegas to deliberately try and kill Donald Trump. Niall Ferguson is spooked by the sight of “a crowd chanting ‘Deutschland den Deutschen’ in Dresden … I fear Brexit’s unintended consequences.” The heady days when a united Europe, indeed a united world seemed just around the corner appear to be over.

    Something has happened whose significance is only belatedly being realized. Brexit’s unintended consequences itself may merely be multiculturalism’s unintended consequences. Ferguson understands that one may have partly led to the other. “In the refugee crisis, which provoked a European revolt against Germany, the AfD’s anti-Europeanism is gaining traction.” The unthinkable is happening.

    Author Ed Husain thinks that Brexit would precipitate “the demise of the West” but the road to the precipice started a while back. All Brexit will accomplish is penning the suicide note. Perhaps we are in what Yuval Levin calls in his new book the “fractured Republic”. In a review David Frum says the book argues “the United States as a country not merely fractured, but riven.” If so, Levin argues book that Americans must learn — as the Founders intended — how to live apart again. The centralized America of the 20th century, which long has been taken for normal, was in fact an aberration whose time has come and which present difficulties suggest is past. For better or worse Americans must:

    experiment for themselves, reach different answers in different places, test what works best, and learn to live together even if they do not all think exactly the same. This was the original approach of the Founders of the country, after all. In a year when the federal government took it upon itself to decide the locker-room rules of states and localities
    The desperate attempts by the administration to perpetuate the myth of the Lone Wolf terrorist are an attempt to maintain the pretense of normalcy; that it might continue to govern the one nation Obama promised to enhance but which in fact he deconstructed. The administration’s greatest single accomplishment has been to break down the trust networks which formerly bound the one nation. Trust between the races was been eroded by ruthless identity politics. The relationship between police and minority communities was driven to an all time low even in, or especially in Democratic controlled cities — the so-called Ferguson effect — by short sighted political calculation. The media is less trusted than even politicians from years of accumulated deception.

    Kurt Schlichter writes in Town Hall that “the Mainstream Media chose a side and now it’s paying the price”. They got on a branch and sawed themselves off. The identity politics prescribed by PC as a panacea to ‘bigoted’ American society has had an unintended effect even among those who expected to benefit from it. It has proved pure poison. The refusal of the Orlando killers’ family to come forward suggests the Muslim community doesn’t trust an Obama administration that can hardly keep pandering to it. In despite of everything the Washington Post reports the restive are so numerous there aren’t enough police agents to keep track of Islamist suspects, let alone the criminals newly emboldened by Ferguson effect or to monitor the nascent, but potentially huge disgruntled “right wing”.

    Domestic trust relationships broke in the same way which America’s long term alliances did. Obama replaced institutional arrangements with himself. Suddenly both international and domestic actors were no longer dealing with the United States of America but with a man named Barack Obama. That by itself would not have been fatal, had not this “Barack Obama” lacked an inner core. Thus founded on sand, everything shifted. Both friend and foe — Israel and Iran for instance — came to mistrust him. Both China and the Pacific allies suspected his intentions, both Europe and the UK became sure of only one thing: count on him to let you down.

    The collapse of trust relationship was mirrored by a fall-off in respect since deterrence is trust in the negative. Obama’s inability to deter China, Russia and ISIS declined in lock step with his regional partnerships as belief spread that he would neither carry out promises nor make good on his threats. In a recent display of contempt, Russian jets simply waited for US Navy fighters to go home before sneaking back and bombing the rebels the administration supported. “With the American jets flying close enough to visually identify the Su-34s, the Russians departed the air space over At Tanf. Some time shortly thereafter, the F/A-18s ran low on fuel and left the area in order to link up with an aerial tanker. That’s when the Su-34s reportedly returned to At Tanf —and bombed the rebels again.”

    The hope that Obama’s impending 2017 departure would waken the world from a bad dream was dashed by the rise of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Both, like Obama are running on cults of personality that will in some sense continue the deconstructive process started in 2008 which unless slowed and reversed will erode the centralized America of the 20th century and bring about the phase-change Yuval Levin describes.

    The revolt is real. The New York Times says “more than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria … the memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times by a State Department official, says American policy has been ‘overwhelmed'”. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of the current crisis is that Obama has knocked away the props, the tradition, loyalty and myth which once held the centralized nation of the 20th century together.

    In its deepest subconscious the Obama administration probably understands how critically its legitimacy hangs upon a name. It knows the peril of trying to govern a society which in some sense it despised. It can now continue only by making any discussion of choices something terribly impolite. The lengths to which the administration’s Justice Department went to censor Omar Mateen’s last Pledge of Alliance to ISIS and failing that, to replace the word “Allah” with “God” shows how critical their concern with names is.

    The sacred importance of nomenclature, the “fear of a name,” as Albus Dumbledore of the Harry Potter universe put it, is central to both magic and the Narrative. It is central to Obama’s national security policy. In a sense the current crisis is all about a name. The administration never came down on whether the future belonged America or Islam; the Melting Pot or Multiculturalism. For too long the public was told it was not necessary to choose between the two, because there was nothing in the one name that was incompatible with the other. By making things Taboo they’ve concealed the fundamental conflict and hidden the rift which is breaking things apart. Life is often said to imitate fiction. In the case of the Obama administration it can be said to imitate fantasy.

    Sometime after seizing indirect control of the Ministry of Magic in 1997, Voldemort made his own name Taboo. Thus, whenever his name was spoken aloud, Death Eaters and Snatchers were alerted to the location of the speaker. Since the only individuals who dared speak Voldemort’s name were members of the Order of the Phoenix or their allies, the Taboo allowed Voldemort’s followers to track down their enemies.
    Anyone who dared to speak the name and break the Taboo would be hunted down as criminals. Hermione Granger broke the Taboo once while the trio were at Tottenham Court Road, which led two Death Eaters (disguised as construction workers) to their location. Harry Potter broke the Taboo while they were camping during the hunt for Voldemort’s horcruxes, leading to their capture by Snatchers. Kingsley Shacklebolt broke the Taboo and had to fight off several Death Eaters before going on the run, which is what alerted the Order of the Phoenix to the Taboo’s existence.

    The anti-Voldemort radio programme Potterwatch, which was run by Order members and sympathisers, took to referring to Voldemort as “Chief Death Eater” as one of their methods of avoiding detection.

    Names are about identities. A situation where it is forbidden to mention names is one where the power to do so has been assigned to someone else. Arguing you don’t have to choose is another way of saying you have no choice. The “fractured Republic” is the failed result of trying to have it both ways.

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  76. Judge Learned Hand wrote in one of his political essays:

    “The herd is regaining its ancient and evil primacy”

    This is a natural tendency of the specie.

    We escape its worst tendencies through the rule of law, and color blind enforcement.

    Obama has destroyed those bonds, which are the bonds that tie us together as one people.

    He has subordinated the rule of law to crass political calculations.

    He has exploited race over unity.

    He has destroyed security to advance the Soros nightmare of open borders.

    And yet big media holds him in the same passionate embrace as they did in 2008.

    This is what Ricard means when he said they:

    1. picked a side

    2. went out on a limb

    3. sawed it off

    The best example of this is that megalomaniac Jeff Bezos. He bought WashPo, a failing newspaper, in order to avoid taxation on his internet transactions–and as he grows in all areas he destroys department stores. Trump wants to tax him, so naturally, he uses WashPo to attack Trump. I happened to be talking to a young salesman at Nordstroms yesterday. He told me that 70% of the women’s handbags purchased over the internet are returned. That tells you how tenuous Jeff’s business model is, and if Trump wins and forces it to be taxed it will collapse. Chapter 11 most likely.

  77. lol Tex Yes just a tad,
    She sure don’t like Newt.
    I agree with this tho.


    So please stop listening to the MSM spewing all their beliefs and polls, because 99 9/10th of what they write is false. Trump needs a Vice Presidential candidate who has the same policies and beliefs that Trump has.

  78. The most important observation one can make at this point in the race is that the undecided vote is at 16% whereas the normal range is 4%. That suggests that both candidates are deeply unpopular and the race will be volatile for that reason. This morning–CNN-who is hell bent on making sure the country fails so they can succeed personally had a panel of jackals discussing the merits of Hillary’s charge that Trump is not worth as much as he says. By the way, this is why big media is so obsessed with getting his tax returns. Corey said let Trump be Trump, and when that happens, he says something stupid that big media can pounce on. Like any other candidate, he need to be managed to a degree, and that is why Manafort is in charge. The art of managing a man with his ego consists of letting the suggestion–go here, don’t go there consists of getting him to believe what you want was his idea. If Trump can do that, not take the bait every time, but say something like Reagan did–there you go again, obsessing over trivia when what you should be focusing on is the problems of this nation, which you in big media always hide from the public and everyone who is paying attention knows it. Then, week by week by week pick a topic and make a speech. This week its the Clinton foundation. Next week its the women who Bill victimized. Next week it is the connection to the big banks. But those should be the minor premise. The major premise should be the problems facing this nation, and what will be required to fix them. Also, he needs to restrict his access to big media until they can demonstrate some degree of objectivity, and rely on internet sources–which reach a wider, more informed audience. The big push should be to recruit Sanders supporters on the premise that the establishment of both parties is the common enemy. I know Admin will be talking about that point soon enough.

  79. Just a behind-the-scenes celebration for justice served locally:
    Fattah convicted on corruption charges
    By John Bresnahan
    06/21/16 12:36 PM EDT
    …Fattah is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 4. He could face as long as 20 years behind bars on the bribery charges alone, but it is not yet clear how much prison time prosecutors will seek.
    …Fattah’s son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., is already in prison on bank and tax fraud charges. He is serving a five-year sentence.

    SuperDelegate Senator Bob Casey testified for the defense of Fattah Sr several weeks ago.
    But everything stuck!

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