American Thinker: The Democratic Party is the Dark Winter

J. Robert Smith at American Thinker has some words about where the Democratic party wants to take the country in The Democratic Party is the Dark Winter.

We are, indeed, at a crossroads in America.  Next Tuesday, we’ll learn the choice of direction.  Will voters stick with President Trump, who, in saner times, would be a slam-dunk for reelection — or do they embrace Joe Biden and his grim vision of a dark winter?  We have to believe that most Americans haven’t cast off common sense, along with their used masks and empty hand sanitizer bottles.  But for voters on the fence — as inexplicable as that is — let’s evaluate what the Democratic Party is showing us about itself.

Biden’s claim in the last debate that the U.S. is moving toward a dark winter, thanks to COVID, was revealing.  It exposed more than Biden’s cynicism in trying to manipulate people’s fear of the virus, it exposed an irony.

The dark winter tag speaks to the Democratic Party’s condition, not America’s.  Democrats are ominous.  Their worldview is antithetical to the American experience, and it’s rotted.  Worse is that they’re destructive.  We see it in their language and actions.  2020 is showcasing the Democrats accelerating descent into a mean-spirited, grudge-filled aggression toward traditional America — the America of the Revolution and the founding.  They despise that immense swath of red, white, and blue between the Northeast and West Coast.  And anywhere patriots live.

Perhaps 2020 is providential, in that the Good Lord chose an election year to lay bare the Democrats’ grim plots?  Maybe this is a chance for the broader electorate to get a strong read on the party that’s dumped Happy Days are Here Again for its rendition of Eve of Destruction?

The Democratic Party is a cancer making systemic attacks on the nation.  The attacks are political, cultural, and moral.  The left, which is ascendent in the party, has over many years, infiltrated major institutions: education, the media, arts and entertainment, corporate executive suites, government bureaucracies.  The fight to restore traditional America won’t end after the president’s hoped for reelection.  With Trump, though, our chances of winning the fight increase dramatically.

Let’s focus on two big, foreboding developments that are transpiring this year.  They’re pincers in the Democrats ambition to impose tyranny — a tyranny that leftists and globalists plan to fully unfold should the corrupted and compromised Joe Biden win.

COVID and the Shutdowns

In March, the COVID crisis struck, but for Democrats, it had little to do with public health.  It was an opportunity to impose and exercise raw political power.  15-day state closures to assess and formulate approaches to grappling with the infection turned into open-ended blue state shutdowns.  New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, Wisconsin, Washington State — blue states all – are still closed to varying degrees.  Businesses have been erased and millions are unemployed.  The rights to worship, to assemble (except for protests and riots), and to function as free citizens, have been curtailed.

Democrats are previewing their preferred model of governance — and it should chill patriots.  Theirs isn’t bigger government as an expediency to deal with a temporary crisis.  How Andrew Cuomo, Tom Wolf, Gretchen Whitmer, Gavin Newsom, et al, are governing sets precedents.  Democrats are demonstrating top-down, strongman government as their choice.  It has the stink of Xi Jinping and the PRC.

Conventional wisdom claims that the lockdowns may ease when the elections end.  After all, shuttering blue state economies was meant to hurt Trump.  Collateral damage to Democrat leaders’ own constituents?  A necessary price to defeat the president.

But will the shutdowns end?  Why, when they’re so useful to undermining rights and allowing governments’ grips to tighten?  Biden has declared for more shutdowns until the virus is beaten. Of course, viruses are never beaten.  Biden’s handlers are trying to be clever.

Biden in the White House means a national shutdown.  The U.S. economy has taken a multitrillion-dollar hit this year.  More blows in 2021 would send the nation careening into a depression that would surpass the 1930s.

But a depression would accomplish much for power-hungry Democrats and globalists.  The Great Reset initiative, advanced by the World Economic Forum, is poorly disguised fascism.  “Manmade climate change” failed to trigger a “reset.”  The COVID crisis is the globalists’ new lodestar.

Race and Mob Violence

In late May came George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.  There, cringing leftist mayor Jacob Frey was joined by the leftist city council in withdrawing police protection, thereby handing over their city to mobs, though gaslighting that peaceful protests are a right.  Mobs acted as mobs act: with violence — ransacking, smashing, and burning Minneapolis.  Leftist BLM and Antifa provocateurs did their parts, inciting rioters to even more mayhem.

Minnesota governor Tim Waltz, in Nero fashion, decided to stand down as Minneapolis burned — though he had the cheekiness to seek federal aid to recoup millions of dollars in clean-up costs, smartly denied by the Trump administration.

Not to be outdone, Seattle and Portland followed Minneapolis’ lead.  It was all rinse and reap as mobs ran loose.  Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan’s impotence and endless rationalizations for her city being destroyed were surpassed finally by her embrace of something called the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).”  It was a haven for lawlessness in a broader jurisdiction of lawlessness.  Washington State’s chief eunuch, Jay Inslee, jabbered about protests and rights from the comfort and safety of the governor’s mansion in Olympia.

South of Seattle, Portland ignited.  Mobs took the streets.  Mayor Ted Wheeler wasn’t to be out-soyboyed by Jacob Frey.  Whereas Frey, like a conquered potentate, groveled before a BLM mob in Minneapolis to show contrition, Wheeler went into the streets seeking dialogue with the barbarians, only to suffer a tear gassing before retreating.  Oregon’s progressive governor Kate Brown jabbered about protests and rights from the comfort and safety of the governor’s mansion in Salem.

Do you see the pattern?  Blue states and blue cities alone have sunk into dystopia.  We can attribute some of this to Democrats’ gutlessness and moral desolation, but there’s more here.

One way of interpreting what’s occurring in blue cities is that anarchy creates vacuums, and power — goes the saying — abhors vacuums.  So, it’s a twofer.  Democrats have exploited COVID to push tyranny and have opened the doors to chaos to create the conditions for yet more tyranny.  Their Brave New World is comprised of zombie apocalypses as a precondition for Orwell’s Big Brother.

George Floyd’s killing sparked yet other opportunities to spew venom and lambast decent Americans as racists.  Only blacks (except defiant Larry Elders) and “woke” affluent progressive whites are exempt from the vitriol and coming recriminations — if the haters prevail.

Robert Reich has floated the idea of a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” should Biden win.  That would be a redo of Soviet show trials and Mao’s shaming of Chinese during his Cultural Revolution.

In race matters, America itself doesn’t get a pass.  No, America was racist from its inception, that being 1619, not 1776.  The founders were nothing more than well-heeled white overlords.  Say Democrats and leftists, Americans must pay for the sins of racism.  Critical Race Theory is indoctrination through shaming and bare-knuckled intimidation.  It was being introduced in federal agencies and the military before the president took steps to halt it.

A Biden presidency dooms this nation to tyranny — or, more likely, protracted conflict.  How could patriots ever meekly surrender their God-given rights and the noble — and ennobling — ideals of our Revolution and founding?  Ronald Reagan made the case powerfully: patriots will not surrender.  Donald Trump is the only man standing between us and tyranny and conflict.

Forward Observer: Expanding the Socialist Insurgency

Intelligence analyst Sam Culper of Forward Observer discusses socialist split within the Democratic party in 2021: Expanding the Socialist Insurgency.

One of the more interesting trends we’re watching is the bifurcation of the Democratic Party.

In structure, it’s slightly reminiscent of how the Republican Party broke along the Conservative Inc. establishment and the Tea Party starting in 2009.

Progressive political action committees like Justice Democrats and Courage to Change — the political action committee of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — are running primary candidates against incumbent liberals in a bid not just to unseat the moderates, but to change the political makeup of Congress. There’s a political insurgency being waged within the Democratic Party, pitting establishment moderates against their socialist challengers.

In last week’s livestream, I provided an update on the progress of the Far Left. Justice Democrats candidates, for instance, have won three primaries, lost three, and still have three in upcoming primaries. Jamaal Bowman, endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, is one to watch — an AOC clone from New York trying to unseat Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).

The failed Bernie Sanders campaign squashed any hope of putting a socialist in the White House next year, and the reaction to Joe Biden has been downright cold. While Sanders has been busy campaigning for socialists in primaries and down ballot elections, Democrats have criticized Sanders for not doing enough to support Biden. Similarly, instead of expending resources to help Biden, socialist outlets have promoted winning locally, too.

By gaining more power at the local and state levels — electing lower court judges and district attorneys, for instance — socialists can do more to form a judicial blockade against what they describe as neo-liberal and fascist policies at the national level.

The argument has proven accurate with regard to the political power exercised by the courts and city councils during the COVID-19 shutdowns and, more recently, the riots and civil unrest. Local politicians can also provide cover for socialist disruption and facilitate the socialist insurgency.

Earlier this month, Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative political party and Seattle city council member, unlocked the doors of City Hall to allow hundreds of protestors inside.

More recently, professor Frances Fox Piven encouraged the socialist movement to not shy away from violence in local activism. Calling for “a revolutionary transformation,” Piven warned socialists not to “fall on this very narrow path of nonviolence,” and argued that “the violent capacity of the crowd is an important way of defending its ability to exercise disruptive power.”

You may have heard the name Piven before. In the 1990s, Piven and another socialist professor, Richard Cloward, pushed a plan to continually expand entitlement benefits and the welfare system until spending morphed into a guaranteed basic income. It’s well-known as the Cloward-Piven strategy, and has been a moderately successful one, given the growing popularity of a universal basic income.

While the socialist movement builds counter-institutions, militant trade unions, local economies, and autonomous zones — and turns grassroots organizing into social power — its political organizations are expanding representation in Congress and injecting socialists into state and local political positions.

This is yet another sign of how the United States is changing, and is another indicator that socialist success has staying power. As they rack up political and social victories, the country’s low intensity conflict will worsen.

 

The Burning Platform: US Politics – Us vs. Them

This Burning Platform, two-part piece discusses the monoculture of the US two-party system, contrived divisiveness, and the relation of that to President Trump.

Us vs Them, Part I

Us vs Them, Part II

“I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here. “I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.” “I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.” “Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!”” – Bill Hicks

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Anyone who frequents Twitter, Facebook, political blogs, economic blogs, or fake news mainstream media channels knows our world is driven by the “Us versus Them” narrative. It’s almost as if “they” are forcing us to choose sides and believe the other side is evil. Bill Hicks died in 1994, but his above quote is truer today then it was then. As the American Empire continues its long-term decline, the proles are manipulated through Bernaysian propaganda techniques, honed over the course of decades by the ruling oligarchs, to root for their assigned puppets.

Most people can’t discern they are being manipulated and duped by the Deep State controllers. The most terrifying outcome for these Deep State controllers would be for the masses to realize it is us versus them. But they don’t believe there is a chance in hell of this happening. Their arrogance is palatable.

Their hubris has reached astronomical levels as they blew up the world economy in 2008 and successfully managed to have the innocent victims bail them out to the tune of $700 billion, pillaged the wealth of the nation through their capture of the Federal Reserve (QE, ZIRP), rigged the financial markets in their favor through collusion, used the hundreds of billions in corporate tax cuts to buy back their stock and further pump the stock market, all while their corporate media mouthpieces mislead and misinform the proles.

There are differences between the parties, but they are mainly centered around social issues and disputes with little or no consequence to the long-term path of the country. The real ruling oligarchs essentially allow controlled opposition within each party to make it appear you have a legitimate choice at the ballot box. Nothing could be further from the truth…

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Kittitas County Democrats Settle AG Campaign Finance Lawsuit

From We The Governed,

Kittitas County Democrats settle AG campaign finance lawsuit for $28k in fines and penalties.

Kittitas County Democratic Party State Committee members (source: Facebook)
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Last week, the Kittitas County Democrats settled a lawsuit filed last July by the Washington State Attorney General’s office for a wide variety of campaign finance violations.  The final settlement included payment for $6,740 in AG attorney fees and costs, forfeiture of $5,217 of illegal anonymous contributions, and a fine of $15,825 (with half suspended for good behavior for the next few years).  It also appears that a previously suspended $400 fine imposed by the Public Disclosure Commission was forced to be paid last year by these complaints and this lawsuit since the Kittitas County Democrats were still not complying with the state’s campaign finance laws (see previous PDC fine/letter linked here, and Reported payment of suspended portion of that fine linked here)

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