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Friday, March 1, 2024

Not woke, not asleep

I went to the basketball game with Kent the other night and he remarked that I had been pretty restrained on the political front lately on the blog. He is right. I really haven't felt like wading in. 

The truth is that I have always been about policy and not party and I feel even more so today. I don't have a party any more. I block all the texts and requests for money from the democratic party. And I abhor the lion's share of the policies of the GOP.

I am a man without a party. I hate the extreme right and I hate the extreme progressive left. Pretty equally. I am this close to becoming an independent. Was afraid to vote the ticket the other day, not really knowing who was pushing what radical progressive agenda anymore.

The roots of my dissatisfaction with the left started with Barack Obama. Because it was so evident in his rapprochement with Iran that there was a fall guy in all of his grand global schemes, Israel. It was always destined to take the hit. See Blue Heron Blast Obama Iran. File damage to Israel and Jews under acceptable collateral damage in Obamaspeak.

Barack beget AOC and Bush and Omar and Tlaib and Presley and now you have a whole cadre of progressive leftists who think it is acceptable to invade a country, kill babies and students enjoying a rock concert, behead the elderly and take hundreds of hostages.

Excuse me if I don't sign on. I don't give Israel a free pass here, I despise Netanyahu and the Settler movement but blaming Israel for responding to such terroristic atrocities is a bit like killing your parents and crying about your orphanhood. Both Israel and its captives are engaged in a very dark dance and death spiral. But I have talked about the situation too many times and don't have a lot to add at this point.

What do I believe in? Choice, protecting the environment and being loyal to countries being threatened and attacked by murderous dictators like Putin and Xi Xinping. Democracy. Our constitution. Strong borders. 

I think that Donald Trump, if re-elected, will maneuver to become a President for life like his cronies in Russia and North Korea and the thought nauseates me.

Who knows what Trump will do on the first day in office, who he would jail? But I heard a similar story on the left the other day, about the need for a no longer favored leftist leader to be re-educated. The gulag door obviously swings both ways.

Did you read about this guy?  A Venezuelan influencer who lives on the American dole and wants his countrymen to support the thugs who roll people in Times Square. 

Venezuelan migrant Leonal Moreno posted a video to his social media urging his over 300,000 followers to "unite" and pay the fines of a 15-year-old migrant who allegedly shot a tourist in Times Square earlier this month. 

"I invite you to find [his] mother and [for] all of us to unite to pay the fines [so] that the young Venezuelan feels that he’s not alone during difficult moments. Remember that up there there’s a God who sees everything [down here]," the Venezuelan TikToker said. 

He continued," An entire nation [is] on top of him instead of helping him - remember that the young man is going to be released. And he will be released, do you know why? Because he’s underage."

There may well be in fact a god up there who sees everything but many of us mortals do too. And not only do we not feel it is our duty to support your criminal asses, we would like to send you  and your fellow parasites and criminal countrymen on a boat back from whence you came, to the consternation of people like AOC. More from Moreno:

"You came to the United States to work, and I came to vacation, look at the difference. You and I didn’t come with the same purpose. You came to the United States to pay the taxes that you didn’t pay in Venezuela."

The same day, the migrant posted another video, admitting, "I confess that I don’t like to work because it gives me allergies. You work, I don’t, but in the end, neither of us have money. They keep criticizing us because I live off of taxes that you pay monthly."

Party is over asshole. Feel free to throw me out of the club.

1 comment:

Chip said...

100% agree...an independent am I as well. What has happened to reason and the middle of the road where most of us reside?