Monthly Archives: June 2012

Barnhardt: Lie To Me

From Ann Barnhardt:

LIE TO ME
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – JUNE 24, AD 2012 8:20 PM MST

A little confluence of events this week has brought to the fore of my mind the sad, sick reality that most people in this culture are so far gone that they WANT to be lied to, and will seek out and attach themselves to liars. While it is nauseating to behold, it is also interesting in a clinical sort of way.

First, I helped some guys out in outing a con artist blogger earlier this week. What was fascinating was watching people cling to their “friend” even while being beaten over the head with objective evidence over and over and over again. Seeing it on a micro level was jarring, but then I realized that it was exactly the same Stockholm Syndrome variant that keeps people loyal to these scumbag politicians and cult leaders. People get themselves into such “herd” and “team” mentalities (which is just a fraction of an inch away from being a “gang” mentality) that they will do absolutely anything for the psychopath that they are attached to.

Think Hitler. Think Jim Jones. Think Obama.

Which segues into my speaking engagement Thursday for a Tea Party group here in Colorado. As I was setting up my PowerPoint and clicker, one of the Tea Party fellows came up to me and told me that I shouldn’t talk about islam to this group, and that I should refrain from any “extreme facial expressions.”

I poop you negative.

Well, as you can imagine, that was like dangling a steak in front of an already angry Rottweiler. My interior response?

“RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!”

It is certainly satisfying to witness to the truth to people who want to hear it. But you know what is even better? Witnessing to the truth to people who DON’T want to hear it – to people who WANT to be lied to.

By the end of my talk two-thirds of the people had gotten up and left. A third didn’t want to hear the truth about islam – for fear of being called “racist” – and the other third didn’t want to hear the truth about Romney and the Republican Party in general. You all have probably seen my takedown of islam – it is on my YouTube channel, link to your left – but you may be wondering what I said to infuriate the rah-rah Tea Partiers about Romney and the GOP.

I call this the “So, You Want To Be President of the United States, Huh?” lecture. It goes a little something like this:

1. Europe alone is sitting on $70 trillion in unrepayable bank and sovereign debt. That $70 trillion in unrepayable, bad debt is ITSELF the collateral on at least $700 trillion in derivatives. The GDP of the United States is $15 trillion, and the GDP of the entire planet is $63 trillion.

What’s the plan, Mitt Romney? What’s the plan, Sarah? What’s the plan, Rick Perry? What’s the plan, Rick Santorum? What’s the plan, Ron Paul? What’s the plan, Michelle Bachmann? What’s the plan, Paul Ryan? Unless you have a detailed plan to deal with that objective reality, which can not end in anything less than a truly royal clusterbungle, you need to sit down and shut your mouth, because you’re not even remotely serious. And if you DARE run for POTUS or VPOTUS and DARE raise money for your campaign and refuse to acknowledge this objective fact, much less provide a detailed plan for dealing with it, you are nothing less than a sociopathic, money-grubbing, power-hungry, carney hack grifter.

2. The U.S. Dollar is soon going to cease to be the global reserve currency, replaced by a new Sino-Russian backed and controlled currency.

What’s the plan?

3. The U.S. economy is a massive debt bubble that MUST and WILL collapse by at minimum 50% of GDP. The United States government MUST spend LESS than it receives in tax revenue. Therefore, the U.S. government must reduce in size by something like 75%.

What’s the plan?

4. Social Security and Medicare MUST END. These Ponzi schemes will CEASE TO BE, one way or another. If they are not ended voluntarily, they will destroy and collapse the entire government and economy.

What’s the plan?

5. The “Ryan Plan” assumes massive, prolonged GDP growth for decades on end which outpaces new debt creation. FACT: Since 1980 there has not been ONE three month period in which GDP growth exceeded new debt in the United States. In other words, Ryan’s plan is built upon a big heaping pile of unicorn manure. And he knows it.

So, what’s the plan?

6. Nuclear war is now all but inevitable with Russia, China and the islamic caliphate on one side, and the United States alone on the other.

What’s the plan?

7. Abortion MUST be totally outlawed in the United States. Even if every point above was to be addressed and miraculously solved, so long as this nation engages in cult child sacrifice it will be cursed to destruction.

What’s the plan, Mitt?

Sarah? Rick? Newt? Michelle? Ron?

There is no plan. There is no plan because it is all a total and complete joke. It is theater. These people aren’t competent to run a nation, much less solve the largest problems in all of human history, which are all occurring simultaneously. It is a con game to enrich the oligarchs, create the illusion of democracy, and to create false power paradigms.

The RINOS in the Tea Party simply don’t want to hear any of this. They want to be on a “team” and root for “their guy” and thus delude themselves into thinking that they are actually accomplishing something. Most people, at the end of the day, want to be lied to. They want someone to stand up and tell them that everything is going to be fine just as long as “we” get “our guy” into office come November. Rah-rah-sis-boom-bah. Yay team.

You want more proof? Behold the ever-more-nauseating site HotAir.com, which published the results of its Who Should Be Romney’s V.P.? poll over the weekend. Now remember, it is all irrelevant because the Republic is already dead, but this just shows you how utterly fake the entire system now is – including the conservative blogosphere.

Do you know who won?

Bobby Jindal.

Again, I poop you negative.

Jindal, while a pleasant enough fellow, would be just about the last guy you would want to put on the ticket. He would be ruthlessly mocked to destruction by the media, but even more importantly, and proof of how sickeningly corrupt the system is, Jindal, like Obama is NOT constitutionally qualified. He was born to Indian nationals six months after they immigrated to the U.S. He is not a natural born citizen, meaning a citizen born to two citizen parents.

Golden boy number two over at HotAir is yet ANOTHER constitutionally unqualified for POTUS/VPOTUS politician, Marco Rubio.

HotAir is clearly pandering to the Obama regime in the nonsensical tapping of Jindal and Rubio as the “golden boys” in order to quash any discussion of the Obama usurpation.

And please don’t forget my seven questions above. Do you honestly think Jindal, Rubio or ANYONE ELSE will EVER acknowledge, much less give actual solutions to any of those seven issues?

Even the majority of those who identify as conservative-right are completely deluded and just want to be lied to, pacified, entertained, and given a group matrix to dwell in, even if that matrix is a total sham.

TL Davis: Dishonor Government Before God


TL’s latest.

GoV: The Continuation of War By Other Means


Read the intro, then watch the vid.

This time, we get to be the Indians

Alvie: Wisdom From Al


Hard truth from The Cliffs.

This is not a drill.

Word


I want people to take thought about their condition and to recognize that the maintainence of a free society is a very difficult and complicated thing and it requires a self-denying ordinance of the most extreme kind. It requires a willingness to put up with temporary evils on the basis of the subtle and sophisticated understanding that if you step in to do something about them you not only may make them worse, you will spread your tentacles and get bad results elsewhere.

— Milton Friedman

As Received


Pete, please post this as a stand alone piece. It will explain itself.

Please distribute on your web site the following:

I’m known by my two “nom de guerre’s,” ‘The Trainer’ and ‘Black Jack.’ I lead the Michigan Patriot Alliance. I have a group of good men, citizens loyal to the Constitution, who train and prepare to protect their families and friends against the harsh times we all agree are coming, either through government (which one is irrelevant as they are acting in concert) or disaster. We are not “anti-government”; rather, we are “pro-constitutional government”; we are not “terrorists”; we are the “armed citizenry” who refuses to be terrorized; we are not “bad actors”; rather, we have already paid our dues whether in service or in industry, and have no patience for Marxism, Globalism, Pantheism, Fascism, or whatever “ism” that isn’t “Americanism” as espoused by the Founders and the tradition of “common law” that actually had a great deal of influence in the founding of this Republic. We are “Live and Let Live.” So long as we are left alone to raise our families, associate with those we choose, allowed to reject “political correctness” and be who we were raised to be by tradition and choice, we offer no offense or harm to anyone. Leave us alone; we will leave you (government) alone. We will vote, pay our taxes, protest as we see fit, and so forth, all without major upset.

With that description of who I am and who my folks are, know that today, when deplaning from a business trip to Texas, I was approached by a member of the FBI who presented his credentials and asked if he could talk to me. Simultaneously, half a dozen or so other members of my group were being approached by agents of the FBI, Michigan State Police, and a couple other county departments.

None of us were arrested or detained. I was in their company less than 10 minutes, once I was escorted with a uniformed officer on my left, plain clothes sheriff’s deputy (or junior g-man) at my six, and the senior investigator moving from either 2 to 8 O’clock all the way to the detention/interview room. We were let in by a ‘high fructose corn syrup’ fed locally employed, armed police officer. In other words, he was really fat!

The FBI basically wanted to know if I wanted to talk about my group, the Michigan Patriot Alliance and a quote I use by Colonel Charles Beckwith, the founder of Delta Force, whom I greatly admire, that says, “I’d rather go down the river with seven studs than a hundred shitheads.” From the saying, we’ve developed a toast, “7 Studs” that we use at social occasions, which obviously underscores the concern of quality versus quantity.

My purpose for writing this is to put out formal notice that nobody that I know in the MPA is a child pornographer, kiddie porn addict, terrorist, or otherwise a ‘malcontent ne’er do well’. We all are citizens of our State and the United States, some of us veterans, some not, who are angry at the direction and speed the nation is taking toward totalitarianism. Yes, we are armed. Yes, we train to stay alive. Yes, we study historical works, such as M. Stanton Evans’ “The Theme is Freedom” to understand how our chosen belief system, Christianity, actually is, by historical evidence, the foundation of all the freedoms we used to enjoy…..like getting on an airplane without being escorted and searched like a common criminal.

So, should you see another group on the news in Michigan that was ‘taken down’ because they were plotting to kill, maim, or otherwise do harm to innocent Americans, know that it is not true. We, in the MPA, only train to protect those we love (our wives, children and extended families), help our communities when the SHTF, and help our country as we can by being loyal Constitutionalists.

Our aim has never, and will never, be to “overthrow the government” or cause harm to any innocent. Our goal is to see through restoration of constitutional government. Government that lives within its confines laid out so clearly in the Constitution.

All that said, for those federals reading this, should you decide to arrest us or “NDAA” us, for the charge of loving our Constitution and country, have the decency to leave the neighborhoods we live in alone. Leave our wives, children and other family members alone. Approach us calmly, reasonably, and without dynamic raid teams. They are unnecessary. Doing so might just help you start to rebuild the older, more honorable title of ‘peace officer’ and heal the scars the last 40 years of “law enforcement” have wrought among us (“us” meaning the citizenry). All dynamic raids do is provide a testosterone ‘buzz’ for those ‘tactical types’ that see all of us, and I mean every single one of us, as “the enemy.”

Personally, I can attest that none of us wishes to do combat; we’d rather come together and reason on the level playing field between men.

On the other hand, we’ve all made our peace with God, so if you’re going to kill us, you might want to bring a lunch.

ND: Resistance S4 – More On Caching


Mosby does more good.

You do want to be able to re-up after the inital sportiness, right?

Tempus fugit.

OPFOR Mindset


Read all of the links provided by Curtis.

Do you understand yet?

There is a bad moon on the rise.

Harden your hearts.

Get right, as you define it.

Keep up on the PT and other training.

The future will be sporty.

Very sporty.

Gutting Holder’s Claim


Enjoy.

Punch line?

***
…Why is the Attorney General of the United States reduced to making transparently bad legal arguments in order to hide government records from public view?

The question, really, answers itself.
***

Meanwhile, Billy Beck asks an intriguing question, while Velociman says, “It’s Showtime!“:

But at the end of the day, will replacement Attorney General X, or President Biden, or President Romney do any better for individual freedom?

Stick to your knitting.

Resist.

Badness On The Blogroll


Bill St. Clair hangs it up.

Ed Rasimus gets bad medical news.

David Codrea loses his dad.

Best wishes and prayers to all.

Pournelle On F&F


The View from Chaos Manor, per Doctor Pournelle.

Plus this from Darrell Issa, along with commentary from the lawyers at Powerline.

Codrea: Holder, Issa, Boehner, And The NRA


David gives us the latest Gunwalker scoop.

So then I tell that no-good cracker Issa, “You do that and I guarantee you that you’ll be doing short-eyes time in Marion ’til Barry’s ‘wife’ is a size 4. Just try me, honky.”

LF: Obstacles – Part III


More on defending the homestead.

Tempus fugit.

A Dire Warning From The Ground


Anthony Martin gives an overview.

And the Ghost of Christmas Future approaches…

Sowell: Socialist Or Fascist?


Read the latest from Thomas Sowell on Our Glorious Leader:

It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a “socialist.” He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama’s point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous – something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.

Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the “greed” of the insurance companies.

The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations…

Read the rest.

Rice Paddy Prone


Art of the Rifle posts another useful primer on field shooting.

Increased stability, improved lower body flexibility/strength with practice, and reduced shooter exposure to OPFOR – who could ask for more?

LF: Obstacles – Part II


More essential goodness.

JDA: Massholes


Junior Deputy Accountant posts this TLP report from the cradle of American liberty.

Spit.

ND: Suppressive Fire Rates Doctrine


Mosby’s latest bears careful, thoughtful reading.

Thanks to him for it.

Got enough ammo on/in your kit?

Better think that through.

Comment Of The Week

From Subotai Bahadur at The Belmont Club:

Eventually “swatting” will lead to a firefight. Is that a war?

It will be the moment one further condition is met.

On April 19, 1775 British troops marched through Lexington Common, in passing killing 8 and wounding 10 members of Lexington’s “Trained Band” militia and scattering the rest. That was not yet war. Later that day, at Concord’s North Bridge, 400 militia attacked 70 British Regulars between them and the town; which they believed other British troops were burning. The Regulars broke and ran, but that was not yet war, but people defending their very homes. Self-defense is not war.

The British force retreated back up the road they had arrived on. About 1/4 of the distance back to Lexington, at a place called Merriam’s Corner, it became a war. At that point, the militias of the surrounding villages arrived at about noon. And the fight was on. It was not a matter of defending homes and immediate families. It was a matter of defending their own people from what was viewed as an outside aggressor. An attack on one, was an attack on all.

Technically, legally, they were all subjects of His Britannic Majesty, George III Rex. And those Redcoats were his Army, and therefore in theory their Army. But in the minds of the men, women, and children of Lexington and Concord; in the minds of the men, women, and children of the villages of Menotomy, Waltham, Lincoln, Watertown, Medford, Maiden, and Winnissimmet, these were enemies as much as the Indian tribes of the frontier or the Armies of the French. And that feeling spread as fast as the news of the battles.

We were then two peoples, two nations. There was OUR army of militia, and there was the enemy Army of the Crown.

There will be “SWAT-tings”, there will be raids. There will be attempts to confiscate arms, ammunition, currency, precious metals, hoarded food, seditious materials, or things we have not yet thought of that displease “Teh Won”. There will be attempts to silence those who speak thoughts that are not favored by the Regime. There will, I am sure, be attacks on religious faiths not favored by the powers that be. And they will succeed, for the most part, for a time.

The tipping point will come some day when the Security Organs of the State come for someone who the neighbors do not believe to be guilty of a crime under the common law; but rather a crime against the State.

And it will turn on what his next door neighbor does. What the people down the block do. What the people 3 blocks down, and across town do.

No individual house and family can hold out against the forces of the State surrounding them. No forces of the State can survive against a force of the people surrounding them.

And THEN it will be a war.

“And what will be the outcome? Only the Great Blue Sky Tengri Nor knows.”

Subotai Bahadur