Refugee Extortion

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Here’s something that no one is talking about. I’ve spent a bit of time in Afghanistan. One problem that we’ve had there is extremely Pro-American Afghans suddenly “turning” on the US/Coalition. Later, we find out that these persons families were targeted. The guy is given a choice. Commit this heinous act and kill Americans or ISIS/Taliban/Haqqani kills their daughter, son, mother, father, wife, etc.

How do we know that this is not the case with this seemingly pro-American Somali.

He may not be the terrorist. He may be a fellow victim.

What would you do if you received a video or a letter stating that your family will be killed, tortured, raped and/or brutalized if you don’t do as ordered by the terrorists. As we accept more and more refugees, these will be issues which America must deal. Accept refugees and you accept a “knapsack” of challenges.

This possibility must be taken into account when accepting refugees who have family in any area which is held by ISIS, the Taliban or any other Extremist Group.

Or…we could take out the real enemy — Saudi Arabia.

 

Trump & Separation of Powers

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Trump always proposes the extreme. It’s just his personality.
 
At the end of the day, he settles just like he does in court.
 
Can you guys REALLY not see the pattern?
 
It’s truly odd that people can’t seem to understand this.
 
Also, we have three branches to our Government.
 
1. Executive
2. Legislative
3. Judicial
 
They are supposed to “check and balance” each other. There are supposed to be a Separation of Powers. “Supposed” being the operative word.
 
Under Obama, so many of the Liberals of this Nation loved the fact that Barry was so fond of overreach. Under Bush, so many of the Neo-Conservatives loved the fact that George was so fond of overreach.
 
Now, we’ve got a guy who scares about 60% of the country to death.
 
Now!
 
NOW!
 
Only now…do you people finally come to the understanding of why Executive Overreach is so dangerous to the American Republic.
 
Yes, the Republic.
 
Because we are a Republic.
 
We are not an Imperium wherein the Lords Bush and Obama can do as they please.
 
The Founding Fathers set up a Republic that was designed to protect the minority from the majority.
 
It hasn’t always worked especially when we allowed the South (and many in the North) to treat some of our fellow humans as less than or about 3/5ths human and when our Great Democratic Socialist Hero FDR slammed a few hundred thousand of our fellow citizens in the klink for nothing more than being born to American Citizens who were of Japanese Heritage.
 
Now…do you understand how your hero worship of Politicians is dangerous.
 
Now that you’ve got a guy who loves himself more than any Islamic Potentate in history?
 
Of course, it is dawning on you now.
 
HOWEVER!!!
 
Will you remember when it is one of YOUR own who believes exactly as you believe?
 
Somehow, I don’t think most Americans will learn the lesson. They’ll forget within six months or right after the latest news cycle has ended.
 
Trump can do no more harm than the Legislative Branch and/or the Judicial Branch allows him to do.
 
He can do no more harm than the Citizens of America allow him to do.
 
Perhaps, it is time that the American people wake up and do their jobs. Be informed. Be active. Vote responsibly. Hold Politicians accountable. All Politicians. Not just their politicians.
 
There are Americans. There are Democrats. There are Republicans. You cannot be both an American and a Republican. You cannot be an American and a Democrat.
 
You can be an American.
 
Be a good American.

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The Liberals Who Cried Racism!

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Racism is the default defense mechanism of the Left.

This is one reason that I did not want a Hillary Clinton Presidency. There would have been zero room for criticism of the Queen of Chaos.

If Hillary had been elected and caused World War III, any criticism leveled at Hillary would have been met with accusations of misogyny. It had already started during the Democratic Primaries. The “Bernie Bros” all hated women according to the Hillary Echo Chamber.

The Left cannot help themselves. They cannot take criticism. They believe themselves to be incapable of mistakes. Any and all criticism must most assuredly come from a place of hate for a persons race, gender or sex.

If the Democrats ran a Muslim for POTUS, he could enact an executive order mandating that all women wear the hijab. Anyone who objected would be branded an Islamophobe.

The New Jim Crow, Black Lives Matter & Hillary

“But now that I’ve been speaking out and saying that mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, now all of a sudden the Clintons are saying, ‘oh wait a minute, we are going to be back on the other side of this issue right now.’”

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The African American under the Clinton Boot

The Clintons injected steroids in the New Jim Crow. It is amazing to me that Hillary Clinton, Democrats and other Hillary supporters have the unmitigated gall to claim that others are racists.

Why the fuck Black Americans supported Hillary is beyond me. Bill Clinton is the one who amped up the Drug War, Incarceration and Police Militarization that has led to the exact complaints of #BlackLivesMatter. This is exactly why I believe the BLM movement to be nothing more than Sorosian Propaganda. If BLM were really an intelligent, meaningful movement, there is no way that they would have supported Hillary Clinton. They’d have supported Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders or Gary Johnson.

You want to talk about cognitive dissonance. Black Lives Matter Activists supporting a candidate like Hillary Clinton is the very definition of it.

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Marijuana Prohibition is Evil

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“You can kill someone in Kentucky and be eligible for parole in 12 years,” says Rand Paul, “but we have people in jail for marijuana sales for 55 years, life, 20 years, 25 years.”

“I think that the law needs to be fair and that we shouldn’t incarcerate one race more than another and I think the law should be fair in the sense that the penalties should be proportionate to the crime,” he says.

“Bill Clinton presided over the incarceration of a whole generation of young black men,” Paul said on The Wilkow Majority. “We are putting young black men in jail at a rate never before seen in history and it’s because of this war on drugs.

Jeff Sessions says that good people do not use marijuana. He believes himself to be a savior who incarcerates people for using a natural plant to save those Citizens from themselves. I believe Jeff Sessions to be the most pernicious kind of evil. He who paves the road to hell with his own ill conceived good intentions. Humans like Jeff Sessions should never have authority to affect decisions greater than what type of toilet paper  to place in his private toilet facility.

Jeff Sessions is a danger to all Americans. He should never be allowed to take office. He should be thrown out of Politics completely.

 

White Nationalism ~ The Rise of the Crackers!

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If Jewish, Arab & Chinese Nationalism as well as Black Nationalism are seen as ok and/or normal, why is White Nationalism bad?

That’s quite a double standard.

Jewish people can have their own Nation.

Black people can have their own Nation.

Chinese people can have their own Nation.

Thai people can have their own Nation.

Japanese people can have their own Nation.

Arab people can have their own Nation.

Muslims can have their own Nation.

Hindus can have their own Nation.

The only people who are thought to be RACIST or BIGOTED for desiring a Nation of their own are those of European Descent.

I’m a bit confused by this.

Personally, I don’t want a White Nation. If I have a Child, he or she will be half White and Half Asian (Thai).

Still, I want an answer to this question.

Why can all of the peoples of the Earth yearn for a Nation of their own filled with peoples like themselves and it be understood and compassion for these peoples felt EXCEPT FOR WHITE PEOPLE?

One of you Progressives or Liberals or whatever you wish to call yourselves, pls answer.

For that matter, there is a Jewish Nation. There are Buddhist Nations. There are Muslim Nations. These are seen as normal and no one bats an eye.

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Do I have “Whiteness?” I don’t even think of myself as White. I think of myself as Homo Sapiens.

Yet, there is only one Christian Nation to my knowledge — Armenia. I’m not going to look it up. There aren’t many. Muslim Nations have cornered the Market across the Middle East and stretch into Asia, Europe and Africa. Yet, if a people were to arise and call for a Christian Nation, the Left would cry BIGOTRY. Actually, the less intelligent amongst the Left would cry Racism despite the fact that most religions are composed of multiple races.

Again…

There are Black Nationalists. There are Chinese Nationalists. There are Arab Nationalists. There are Islamic Nationalists.

Not a single Progressive will speak out against these folks.

Yet, a White Nationalist is the personification of evil.

Pls explain.

On a different note, does Donald Trump know any other adjectives? Everything is Great! Is The Donald really Tony the Tiger?

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The Democratic Party Loves War

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If you supported the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, you have no room to criticize anyone for being pro-war. If you supported the past 8 years of Barack “Drone Ranger” Obama, you have no room to criticize anyone for being pro-War.

That is the problem with Democrats. You guys talk a loud game when it’s the other idiot in the White House. The moment Barack Obama entered the White House, all opposition to war dried up. You remained silent.

Now, suddenly, you all want to be anti-War.

Democrats are the Party of War. You are the Party of Division.

You have your pets that you allow to roam about the country as proof that you are enlightened. The moment one of those pets dares to cross the line, you turn on them like mad dogs.

Democrats are exactly like Republicans. None of you have real character. None of you have real convictions.

No one can claim to be progressive whilst defending the Stone Aged Religion of Abraham in opposition to another Stone Aged Religion of Abraham. They are both the same ignorance, hate, death and destruction.

If you defend Islam and oppose Christianity, you are a complete buffoon. It’s the same God. It is the same precepts. It is the same violence. It is the same madness.

They call this cognitive dissonance.
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Democrats suffer from this badly. Horribly.

The 20th Century had two World Wars. Both of them were Democrat Wars. There were four major wars. Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, War On Terror (Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Libya).

Korea was a Democrat War.

Vietnam was a Democrat War.

Persian Gulf was a Republican War.

The War on Terror was started by a Republican President and widely expanded by a Democrat President.

Democrats wanted to elect Hillary Clinton. Hillary wanted more war. She was instrumental in expanding the Bush Wars and making them Obama Wars.

The Cold War was started by a Democrat President. Harry Truman started the Cold War when he murdered two Japanese Cities solely to make a statement to the Soviet Union.

Democrats are the War Party.

You cannot deny history. You cannot deny facts.

Democrats love war. Hillary would have continued that tradition and had she been elected, not a single Democrat would have uttered an anti-War word or phrase for the whole of her Presidency.

They call that hypocrisy.

Your party needs to do some serious soul searching. You are guilty of some of the worst wars in history. Yet, you have the gall to call other folks War Mongers and Pro-War.

The DNC stinks with the blood of humanity. You reek of death and hatred and fear.

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Race & Nationalism

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I hear all of this talk of “White Nationalism” by the Liberals who are wetting their pants over the election of Donald Trump.

There is a Thai Nation.
There are Arab Nations.
There are Black Nations all over Africa.
There is a Chinese Nation.
There is a Khmer Nation.
There is a Japanese Nation.
There are two Korean Nations.
There is a Vietnamese Nation.

Afghanistan literally means “Land of the Afghan” or Home of the Afghan.

Every Nation that ends with “i-Stan” means Land Of that people.

There are many Nations “of Color.” Black Nationalism is a strong undercurrent in the United States of America. Despite the fact there exists many Black Nations in Africa.

Yet, White Nationalism is considered an egregious sin.

Why is that?

When does the Left turn it’s eye on the Nations of Color and demand diversity in those places?

Why are Black, Thai, Khmer, Ugandan, Egyptian, Arab and Chinese Nationalism considered good or pure concepts if White, European, British, Germany or France is not?

Why is it bad for White people to want a Nation of their own if it is good that People of Color have ans desire lands of their own. Where in this world does their exist a Nation where White people can be proud of themselves and their culture? With Europe being overrun by African, Arab and Asian peoples, soon there will be no purely White Nation. Yet, there will still be Arab, Asian and African Nations.

The whole purpose of Israel was to provide a homeland for the Jews. The Left only dislikes that particular homeland because they erroneously assign a “White” label to that particular group of Semitic peoples. Anyone who has been to Israel can see that Israel is one of the most diverse Nations on the planet and that most in Israel are scions of Greater Asia and Africa.

Yet, the Muslims want the whole of what was once conquered by Mohammad and his follow on Qaliphs. Therefore, the big bad White Jews are horrible, wretched people despite being surrounded by Nationalist, Ethnic, Cultural and Religious bigotry of the most extreme particular.

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I subscribe to the notion that we are all Homo Sapiens. Diversity is as great an evil as Nationalism, Racism, Religion, Ethnicity and all of the other ignorance that has been used by the Elite to plaque mankind.

We are Homo Sapiens. Liberty is the supreme right. Nothing else should matter.

Yet, the Left tells me that I am evil because I am White and not a Liberal.

Subscription to any belief system or race system is a form of bigotry. Belief in the supremacy of Diversity is as great a danger as belief in Nationalistic or Race Supremacy. These beliefs all lead us down the same road — to violence, hatred and bigotry.

 

 

WARNING: The Precedents of Presidents

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Over the course of the past Eight Years, I’ve repeatedly told Democrats, Liberals and assorted other Obama Fan Boys and Girls that they should be careful of the precedents that they set. More important than that, they should be wary of and pay close attention to the precedents set by President Obama and his league of Liberal War and Fear Mongers.

Now…

Now, you know why.

Unfortunately, it is too late.

More unfortunate still, you won’t learn the correct lessons.

Like the Conservatives, you are too damnably ignorant.

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So, I give the same warning to the Conservatives, Republicans as well as the Fan Boys and Girls of President Elect Donald Trump.

Be wary and pay close attention to the precedents set by President Trump.

The precedents and lawlessness of Barack Obama and his colleagues in the White House and the DNC are about to come back to haunt many Democrats. Watch this
and learn.

Democrats are going to rue the day that they cheered on Lois Lerner. Might be time to start collecting old tax documents and receipts if one is a Democrat.

There’s a new Drone Ranger in town and he has a whole new knapsack full of Executive Privileges and Precedents upon which to draw thanks to President Barack Obama.

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Hillary’s Avoidance of FOIA

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“Someone using the wrong email address…:”

The issue that most can’t seem to comprehend was the avoidance of FOIA. This is why Hillary had her own server.

SERVER…not email address. A whole Server for her State correspondence. Correspondence for the people, on behalf of the people. Correspondence that should have been available BY LAW to the people should they request it.

That was the issue.

She was actively breaking the law. She broke the law when she deleted those emails.

FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act. It is designed to make the Government more transparent.

Now, having read many of those emails, I fully understand why Hillary didn’t want the public reading them. They detail a State Department which was out of control. They detail her sordid CGI pay for play, money making scheme at the State Department. They detail her scamming the American people. They detail her stealing the primary.

So, no, it wasn’t a distraction for Americans. I can see how a partisan Democrat would think them a “distraction.” An American, however, sees the emails and the server for the threat to #Liberty that they were.

The Media purposely avoided this discussion.

Hillary Clinton On War

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“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”— Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg

 
And that was the problem with Hillary Clinton. She was so fond of war because she had never been in one. She always had a nice, comfy seat as she ordered the deaths of thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands.
 
Her No Fly Zone would have resulted in the deaths of Millions.
 
Hillary would have sat back and reflected; “It is well that war is so comfortable and cozy, or we should grow too fearful of it.”

We Are. We Will. We Shall Not.

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There exists no human being who does not discriminate. There is no individual within  Homo Sapiens who does not exhibit or feel some bigotry or prejudice.

Racism is different. It takes thought. One must consider oneself superior based upon one’s own race (skin color in our age, economic status in another age, nationality in still other ages).

The Liberals who are protesting this election are exhibiting bigotry as we speak. They are, in effect, saying that the half of the Nation who voted for Trump are ignorant, befuddled simpletons.

Many Liberals and Conservatives acted out in this same manner during the whole of the Election season.

We’ve all done it. We’ll all continue to do it. It is human.

Discrimination and prejudice are most often naught but ignorance and fear of the unknown, the stranger.

We are human. We will always be human. We progress superficially but we remain in many ways the same Homo Sapiens creatures who ventured forth from East Africa some 50,000 years ago. We are the beasts who arrogantly dubbed ourselves “Wise Man” and  caused the extinction of our fellow Humans (Neanderthalensis among others known and unknown). We fear the unknown. That fear drives us to madness and we murder when in the realm of psychotic madness.

Nationalism, borders, political parties and the like are nothing but tribal associations writ large with pretensions of civility. Humans are anything but civil. We speak of the sanctity of life yet will go to war with the barest of provocations. We kill the unborn in droves. We speak of Liberty yet we incarcerate millions for daring to possess and/or smoke a nature provided plant that has actual healing properties. We are not fit for civilized society. It is the height of arrogance to suggest that we have ever been a civilized people.

We are unenlightened in the main. Brutal to the core. Distrusting and inhumane. Yet, we can be and have been beautiful, wondrous beings. The horror of war brings out the best in us.

“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”— Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg.

We are conflicted. We will remain conflicted.

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America Won Because Hillary Lost

 

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I celebrated the end of “marriage inequality.” I love it that my Uncle can marry the man whom he loves and has loved for 40 plus years.

I did not celebrate the fact that “marriage equality” furthered the State’s legitimacy in interfering in the personal lives of Citizens.

There should be no need for marriage equality because the State should have no say in who can or will or cannot or will not enter into a marriage contract.

Why is there such a backlash against Homosexuality in America right now?

Instead of celebrating the above victory, the Left used it to attack folks whose beliefs differed from theirs. Religion, though an idiocy in my opinion, is still strong in America.

Telling a person who owns a bakery or a pizzeria that they must cater a “Gay Wedding” is wrong. A person in America is free to exercise their religion. That is as it should be.

No one has a right to force contract or association. No one has a right to tell me that my beliefs are wrong.

I believe that Christianity and Islam are great evils. I believe that Homosexuality whether it be genetic, learned or choice is no one’s business except the consensual individuals involved in the relationship.

As soon as the Left started attacking individuals and businesses who did not wish to contract or associate with Homosexuals or Homosexuals enterprise, I knew that a backlash would result. Why the Left didn’t see it is beyond me. It’s as if they are stupid.

If one approaches a wedding planner or a bakery and request that they cater a Same Sex Wedding and they tell you that this is against their beliefs, we should accept that answer. We should not force them to cater that wedding or tax or fine them.

Move on to someone who wants your business.

Targeting these people for action in the court did nothing but create this exact backlash.

This is but one example.

Safe Spaces is another example of a phenomenon that has created a backlash. White blaming is another phenomenon that has created ill will across this nation. Pretending that every evil perpetrated across the ages is the fault of White people living today has angered a huge swath of Americans.

You can’t alienate a majority of a population and expect them to love, cherish and respect you.

Yes, I know. That same majority has behaved atrociously over the past 200 plus years. However, the people alive today aren’t responsible for Jim Crow or the mistreatment of Homosexuals in the 60s or 80s. Those people are dying off. Angering the next generations by blaming them for the sins of their fathers is not the correct path.

Forcing contract and association is not the correct path.

Over the past decade, White people in general and straight White males specifically have been told that they are evil. That they are responsible for all of the ills of the world. Most of them aren’t even truly aware of all of the evils in the world. Now, they’re looking around and you’ve made them the enemy. Many might decide to grant you that wish. If you want them as an enemy, they will be your enemy.

I’m one of the most open minded fuckers on the planet. I hate religion. Yet, I have friends of many religions. I’m straight and I have many friends who are not. I don’t believe in marriage but believe that if you want to be married, you should be able to do so. Misguided though it is. I believe abortion is murder. Straight up murder. Yet, I believe that this is not my choice to make and that you are responsible for your actions and your choices. I would not want to be a part of an abortion and would never again talk to a woman who aborted a baby conceived with me. Yet, I would not want abortion to be banned because I know people are weak and ignorant. Banning abortion would only cause needless deaths, suffering and pain.

I support Liberty above all.

Trump is a mistake. Hillary would have been a mistake of equal, if not greater, proportion.

Trump is an unknown right now. I don’t think he will attack social freedoms. I might be incorrect. I thought Obama would be more proactive in protecting or expanding social freedoms. I was wrong. He was lackluster at best in doing so.

Trump will not have the power to remake America in his image. If he doesn’t appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton, Pay for Play and CGI, he will lose much of his support immediately.

Two years from now, he will lose some of the Congressional Majority. It is almost a certainty.

Unfortunately, Democrats were arrogant over these past 8 years. Instead of progress, they chose hubris and vindictiveness. Instead of trying to reach consensus, they preached and told their “enemies” to suck it up because they had won.

I said it four years ago. Beware. The precedents of Presidents always come back to haunt the ordinary American.

Democrats vilified Bush for his wars and worshiped Obama for his wars.

Democrats have been arrogant. They have reaped the whirlwind. They have earned what may come.

Hillary was the most arrogant, self aggrandizing candidate to ever run for the American Presidency. For her, this election was about what she felt she deserved. She enlisted the worst of the Neo-Con warmongers (whom the Democrats once labeled Chickenhawks) and the greediest of the Corporate Banking Institutions (against whom #OccupyWallStreet once railed impotently) and thought to outright purchase the Office of POTUS.

She failed.

In that failure of Hillary Clinton, America won. The World won. Hillary would have been a disaster as President. At the very least, she would have continued and expanded the Bush/Obama wars. At worst, she would have disastrously clashed with Putin and started the world down the road to the conflagration that would, decades later, have been called World War III – the war that ended humanity.

Instead of Hillary, we elected Donald Trump. We know a few things about Trump.

1. He is a business man. No matter how much you hate him, he has been successful. Even if it was snake oil, he successfully sold it. People bought it. He earned Billions from it.

2. He is a former Democrat who ran as a Republican because “they’ll believe anything.”

3. He is, despite the Leftist propaganda, a Social Progressive.

4. He wasn’t called a racist for the first 60 plus years of his life.

5. He only became a racist when the Democrats needed to make him seem so.

6. He makes crazy and, sometimes, stupid claims and statements.

7. He has surrounded himself with insiders whilst running as an outsider.

8. He has very little foreign policy experience. The people that surround him have foreign policy experience.

9. He will still bring to the White House a good deal of fresh perspective. We need that.

10. He is not as evil as the 20,000 people how “protesting” his election (who are on the payroll of George Soros).

We do not know exactly what Trump will be. We can only guess at this time. We can look at his past. The whole of his past rather than the selected soundbytes and photos leveraged against him during the campaign.

Time will tell if Trump is a mistake. Regardless, he’s not going anywhere for four years unless he is assassinated by some Liberal Looney.

No matter what happens over the next four years, it will be better than the wreckage that will have been left in the wake of the Queen of Chaos. America won because Hillary lost.

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Fear and the State

 

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Do these ISIS “Terrorists” look Arab to you?

To understand the average human, you must look inwards.

See your fear and understand what you fear.

They have fear as well. They simply fear something different.

Add State and non-State actors such as Hillary and Trump, Fox News, Rachel Maddow, Bill Oh Really and the moronic chimps on The View amongst others and the fear mongering which acts as a nuclear charge…there you have it.

People fear. Others prey upon that fear.

In America, those who are most susceptible to the fear mongering are those who do not inform themselves instead relying upon Political Operatives and Mainstream News Sources which have been subverted since, at least, the 1950s to do just that — INDUCE FEAR.

Fear creates passivity and acquiescence.

OH DEAR, STATE! PLEASE SAVE US FROM THE GREAT BOOGIE MEN WHICH THOU HAST SET BEFORE US!

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Important Dates in Thailand

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1351 Legendary foundation of Ayutthaya
1569 First fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese
1767 Second fall of Ayutthaya
1782 New capital established at Bangkok; King Yotfa, Rama I, accedes
1822 First trade treaty with Britain signed, negotiated by John Crawfurd
1851 King Mongkut, Rama IV, accedes
1855 Bowring treaty signed
1863 French protectorate of Cambodia established
1868 King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, accedes
1872 Chulalongkorn visits India
1874 Front Palace Incident takes place; Anglo-Siamese Treaty over
Chiang Mai signed; edict abolishing slavery issued
1885 Prince Prisdang’s memorial on a constitution prepared
1890 Privy Purse Bureau established
1892 Ministerial council formed
1893 French gunboats threaten Bangkok (Paknam Incident); Ministry
of Interior founded
1897 Chulalongkorn makes first visit to Europe
1901 Ubon phumibun revolt takes place
1902 Revolts break out in Phrae and the southern states revolt; Sangha
Act passed
1905 Conscription edict issued
1908 Sun Yat-Sen visits Bangkok
1909 Anglo-Siamese Treaty finalizes Siam’s boundaries
1910 King Vajiravudh, Rama VI, accedes; Chinese strike in Bangkok
1912 Plot uncovered in military
1913 Nationality Act passed; Surname Act passed; Vajiravudh’s The Jews
of the East published
1916 Chulalongkorn University founded
1917 Siamese contingent established to fight on Allied side in Europe;
first ‘political newspaper’ published
1920 Prince Damrong’s Our Wars with the Burmese first published
1923 Press Act passed; W. C. Dodd’s The Tai Race published
1925 King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, accedes
1927 People’s Party founded in Paris
1928 Kulap Saipradit’s Luk phu chai (A Real Man) published; Khun
Wichitmatra’s Lak Thai (Origins of the Thai) published; Wichit
Wathakan’s Mahaburut (Great Men) published; Japanese goods
boycotted
1930 Ho Chi Minh (intermittently in Siam since 1928 organizing
Vietnamese ´emigr´es) forms Communist Party of Siam
1932 Revolution converts absolute monarchy to constitutional
monarchy (24 June)
1933 Boworadet Revolt takes place
1934 Thammasat University founded; Phibun becomes minister of
defence and army chief
1935 King Prajadhipok abdicates
1936 Wichit Wathakan’s play Luat Suphan (Blood of Suphanburi) first
performed
1937 Japanese imports boycotted second time
1938 Phibun becomes prime minister; Thai Rice Company formed
1939 Siam renamed Thailand; series of state edicts starts; Constitution
Monument completed
1941 Japanese army enters Thailand; Thailand declares war on Allies;
battle with French takes place
1942 Phibun’s Sangha Act passed; Communist Party of Thailand
refounded
1944 Seri Thai network established; Phibun ousted as prime minister;
Bangkok Bank founded
1945 Seni Pramoj recalled from USA to front peace negotiations
1946 Pridi’s constitution passed; King Ananda Mahidol, Rama VIII,
dies; King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, accedes; First May Day
rally is held
1947 First national labour federation formed; coup returns Phibun to
power
1948 Troubles in Muslim south after Haji Sulong’s arrest; Communist
Party of Thailand (CPT) adopts Maoist strategy
1949 Palace Rebellion occurs; Pridi flees
1950 Phibun makes a sweep against Peace Movement
1951 King Rama IX returns to Thailand; Silent or Radio Coup occurs;
first US military aid arrives
1954 Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) formed
1955 Phibun’s democracy interlude occurs
1957 Sarit Thanarat takes power by coup; Mitraphap highway
completed
1958 Sarit’s second coup and repression takes place
1960 Thai troops fight in Laos
1961 Khrong Chandawong executed; CPT forms first rural base in
Phuphan
1962 Sarit’s Sangha Act passed; Rusk-Khoman agreement confirms US
security alliance
1963 Sarit dies, succeeded by Thanom Kittikhachon; Social Science
Review founded
1964 First air strike on Vietnam flown from Thailand
1965 ‘First shot’ of communist insurgency
1966 Jit Phumisak shot dead in Phuphan
1967 Thai troops fight in South Vietnam; Hmong rebellion takes place
in northern hills
1968 Constitution restored
1971 Thanom makes a coup against his own government and abrogates
the constitution; Village Scouts formed
1972 Students protest against Japanese goods, and for restoration of
constitution
1973 Student uprising fells Thanom (14 October)
1974 Peasants Federation of Thailand (PFT) formed; workers strike at
Dusit Thani Hotel
1975 Elected governments headed by Kukrit and Seni Pramoj;
Nawaphon and Red Gaurs formed; US troops start to depart
1976 Massacre at Thammasat University and military coup occurs
(6 October)
1979 Elections and parliament restored
1980 Prem Tinsulanond becomes prime minister; political policy to end
insurgency launched
1981 Failed April Fool’s Day Coup occurs
1984 Baht devalued
1985 A coup fails; Chamlong Srimuang elected mayor of Bangkok
1986 Nidhi Eoseewong’s study of King Taksin published
1987 Remnants of CPT arrested; Sujit Wongthet’s Jek pon Lao (Chinese
Mixed with Lao) published
1988 Chatichai Choonhavan becomes first elected prime minister since
1976; Nam Choan dam project cancelled
1991 Military coup by National Peacekeeping Council (NPKC) takes
place; Anand Panyarachun becomes prime minister
1992 NPKC prime minister Suchinda Kraprayun forced out by street
demonstrations of ‘Black May’; Kho Jo Ko protest against forest
resettlement takes place; Phumpuang Duangjan dies; Chuan
Leekpai becomes prime minister
1994 Thai Culture Promotion Year celebrated; King Bhumibol’s
sufficiency farming scheme instigated; Pak Mun dam completed
1995 Constitution Drafting Assembly established; Assembly of the Poor
founded
1996 Banharn Silpa-archa ousted after no-confidence debate
1997 Assembly of the Poor 99-day protest takes place; ‘People’s
Constitution’ passed; economic crisis begins
1998 Thai Rak Thai Party founded by Thaksin Shinawatra
2001 Thaksin Shinawatra becomes prime minister
2003 ‘War on drugs’ claims over 2500 lives
2004 Militancy in the far south revived with Narathiwat armoury raid,
Krue-se and Tak Bai incidents take place
2006 Thaksin government overthrown by coup
2007 New constitution accepted in national referendum; December
elections usher in coalition headed by People Power Party (PPP)
with Samak Sundaravej as prime minister
2008 After Yellow Shirt demonstration closes Bangkok airport, PPP
government removed by courts; Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat
Party becomes prime minister
2009 Large military operation clears Red Shirt demonstration at Thai
New Year
2010 Massive Red Shirt demonstrations end in May 2010 with around a
hundred deaths
2011 Pheu Thai wins absolute majority at July election; Yingluck
Shinawatra becomes Thailand’s first female prime minister
2013 Amnesty bill designed to allow Thaksin to return fails after
massive urban protest

A History of Thailand

Chris Baker taught Asian history at Cambridge University and has
lived in Thailand for over 30 years. He is now an independent writer,
researcher and translator.

Pasuk Phongpaichit is Professor in the Faculty of Economics,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She has written widely in Thai
and English on the Thai economy, sex industry, corruption, illegal
economy and inequality.

 

 

A Cop Speaks Truth

 

 

 

“There have been times when law enforcement officers, because of the laws enacted by federal, state, and local governments, have been the face of oppression for far too many of our fellow citizens. In the past, the laws adopted by our society have required police officers to perform many unpalatable tasks, such as ensuring legalized discrimination or even denying the basic rights of citizenship to many of our fellow Americans.”

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Michael Moore On Voting Trump

 

“They’re not racists or rednecks, they’re actually pretty decent people. So, after talking to a number of them, I sort of wanted to sort of write this.

Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of the Ford Motor executives and said: if you close these factories, as you are planning to do in Detroit, and rebuild them in Mexico, I am going to put a 35% tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s going to buy them.

It was an amazing thing to see.

No politician — Republican or Democrat — had ever said anything like that to these executives. It was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The Brexit states. You live here in Ohio. You know what I am talking about.

Whether Trump means it or not, it’s kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things that people who are hurting. And it’s why every beaten down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle-class loves Trump.

He is the human Molotov cocktail that they have been waiting for. The human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them. And on November 8th — Election Day — although they have lost their jobs. Although they’ve been foreclosed on by the bank. Next came the divorce and now the wife and kids are gone. The car’s been repossessed. They haven’t had a real vacation in years. They’re stuck with the shitty Obamacare bronze plan. They can’t even get a f**king percocet

They see that the elites who have ruined their lives hate Trump.

Corporate America hates Trump.

Wall Street hates Trump.

The career politicians hate Trump.

The Media hates Trump…after they loved him and created him. Now, they hate him. Thank you, Media.The enemy of my enemy is who I am voting for on November 8th.

Yes, on November 8th, YOU — Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow, Billy Bob Blow, all the Blows — get to go and blow up the whole goddamn system because it’s your right.

Trump’s election is going to be the biggest F**K YOU ever recorded in human history.

And it will feel good.”

Michael Moore

I’m not MM’s greatest fan. I have agreed with him. I have disagreed with him. I am no fan of The Donald either. Regardless, I cannot agree more with this.

The Right Wing Media (Breitbart) ended with the above as it fit their agenda.

However, Moore goes on to add the following:

[Voting for Trump will feel good] for a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then. Like the Brits, who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe only to find out that if you vote to leave Europe you, actually have to leave Europe. And now they regret it. All the Ohioans, Pennsylvanians, Michiganders and Wisconsinites of Middle England, right, they all voted to leave and now they regret it.

And over 4 million of them signed a petition to have a do-over, they want another election, but It’s not going to happen. Because you used the ballot as an anger management tool. And now you’re fucked. And the rest of Europe. They’re like, Bye Felicia. So when the rightfully angry people of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin find out after a few months in office that President Trump wasn’t going to do a damn thing for them, it will be too late to do anything about it.

But I get it. You wanted to send a message. You had righteous anger. And justifiable anger. Well, message sent. Goodnight America. You’ve just elected the last president of the United States.

I can’t disagree with this either.