We are at war. But not in the way we thought

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So much of that reminds me of China’s cultural revolution. Mao and his party boys had kids turning in their parents and teachers in great numbers. Millions died.

The rules of radicals know no mercy or tolerance for conservative or religious thought. They know exactly what they are doing.

Good article @TheTwoJakes

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One must ask, in the face of such an effective passive aggressive attack, why is there almost NO, Zero effective defense. Some times I think that those that like to call themselves leaders of the conservative movement are actually on board with the liberal/left plan. They don’t even talk a good fight let alone put up a fight.

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Sigh. Another rant about everything the author believes is wrong with America. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence …

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

I read and understand this to mean that government is created by the consent of the Governed, and if the Governed believe that government is not serving its purpose, it is the duty of the Governed to change it. Generalized grousing may attract readers, as outlets like Blaze understand all too well, but it does little to actually change government. In my view, it only puts empty suits into elected office who pander to the electorate that read such things. Indeed, our political system is not producing Jeffersons or Adams or anyone of the caliber of our founders.

It would be refreshing to see an article that says “And here’s what we can do about it…” I ain’t holding my breath.

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We DID! We did it the right and fair way, we voted, they usurped it!
I DID NOT CONSENT TO THIS CRAP!
We are such wussies! We know EXACTLY how to abolish the tyranny!

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And thus, the 2nd Amendment. That is EXACTLY why it is the 2nd amendment; 2nd only to freedom of speech, right to assemble, right to petition the government…
And then in the Declaration of Independence …“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”…

Where is the confusion?

Just saying

And…
Like Andrew Jackson said (I’m paraphrasing), draw your sword and throw down the scabbard. Implying you won’t be needed to sheath the sword for awhile.

But, alas, it appears this nation has largely became cowardly, feeding at the pig trough of government dole, and killing the middle-class… the ones who pay for all that via taxes… but somehow are never ‘entitled enough’ to feed at the trough. Oh BTW, social security isn’t an entitlement, I’ve paid into that all my life, without a choice.

So, who’s got the popcorn :popcorn::popcorn: and fireworks :sparkler::sparkler: to start this crap show? Hummm…

I’m just gonna watch the shark eat its young!

Okay rant over.

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The problem is very few people want to hear about all the problems we face and the sacrifices needed to fix them. Most would much rather vote for someone who says how they’ll make everything great again without any realistic plans for doing it, or someone else who offers “free” stuff for all to fix the problem. Either way just leads to tens of trillions more in debt and much bigger problems down the road.

A politician who says “Hey everyone we’ve allowed things to get completely out of control and can’t afford to keep mortgaging our kids futures to keep the party going today. Here are all the sacrifices everyone needs to make to fix it” isn’t going to get more than a handful of votes.

The most likely outcome is things won’t get fixed until the economy completely collapses and then an authoritarian government will be welcomed in by the struggling masses to “save” us from the mess.

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That is the “master plan”.

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I’m not sure if it is a master plan or the result of individually greedy kleptocrats and their backers taking advantage of the system to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. Maybe a combination of both?

Either way the results are likely going to be the same.

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Stoned. Stupid. Starving. It’s happening all over the world. :thinking:

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But you must admit, Jan 6th scared the hell out of the

All of the sudden the middle class were standing in the exclusive halls of Government and not in the most polite manner. Now they think scorched earth prosecutions will protect them from the masses, look at any failed society in the past. Maybe it’s the construction workers, fighters, sportsmen and women, mothers, grandmothers I hang out around with but I’m certain this won’t last. Americans WILL take up the cause, hopefully not violently but at the ballot box.

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I hope so. Just see a lot of distraction and division being successfully utilized to fend off a coordinated effort to stand against the corrupt system.

I’m also noticing the full court press attempts by the kleptocrats to weaken the middle class and make sure the masses aren’t equipped with anything more dangerous than pitchforks as the Ponzi scheme gets closer to the end.

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  1. If you are bored reading, then why take the time to respond? The forum is large and has much variety.
  2. Tucker Carlson is doing a lot about the government. So much so that he was fired from Fox and baby look at him now.
  3. Elon Musk posted What is a Woman on his platform much to the chagirn of liberals.
  4. Stephen A Smith went on a rant about woke politics - and the liberals were silent.
  5. Bud Lite :laughing: has just lost 20 billion and counting and all I did was switch to Modelo.
  6. Four (4) Walmarts have left Chicago because… :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Perhaps I should preface my titles with not for Mark697. After all, trolls should be alerted before they start. Right?

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Haven’t we been told all through the course of our lives, WE HAVE A CHOICE!
Well…
You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!

Exactly right about the stifled and uncoordinated effort!
The same as the 2A is not about hunting, the 1A is not all about religion and journalism! It’s about communication!
They’ve done a really great job at severing our comms!
If we have to resort to smoke signals, so be it!
Or we can just sit here like good little sheeple and take it up the “baaahhh, ba…

We send our guys all over the world to spill blood in the name of saving that other country! Now it’s time to save ours. There’s NOWHERE left to go!

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Big corporations have a nasty habit of bouncing back as quickly as the news cycle ends. Don’t count on the woke to go broke! Sounds great, but it’s just the cost of doing business!
When the Budweiser neon light stops flashing in the window then we may start to win! When the Target parking lot becomes a neighborhood pool, we may start to win!
New slogan “Trust or Bust” .
We either trust you or we bust you, down to $0.00
We don’t have to go all John Wick, we have plenty of “tea” left!
My money is not being properly represented!
We have plenty of choices!

Sorry, but J6 was the epitome of a peaceful protest! Had they been armed, yeah, that might have made a difference!
Everyone was unarmed, unlike the summer of love ! Where people died!
People today are dying, all over the country, but what are they dying for!
Many of us here signed a contract once, in essence to give our lives for a free country! Seems to me, no one is upholding that contract!

How do we stand for fiascos like the current White House lawn, this past week. This fool has brought shame and dishonor to the office of the presidency! Not just the shameful disrespect he’s brought on himself!

I no longer respect the man ( if you can call him that ) but have lost respect for the office. No one is fighting for it!

It’s really, game over”, what’s been destroyed cannot be fixed by the next administration. There’s not going to be a next administration. Don’t kid yourself, they have it in the bag!

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The free stuff, military adventurism, a bloated bureaucracy and a myriad of social programs are all paid for with printed money. Congress cannot/will not control its spending even when the party that claims to be fiscally responsible is in control.

What happens when money is simply printed – currency devaluation, aka inflation. Like the Weimar Republic of the 1920s and, more recently, Venzuela. I’ve been listening to Adam Fergusson’s book When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany (2010) to try and learn what ordinary people did to cope with hyperinflation that destroyed their savings and made wage slaves paupers at the end of each week. (It was not invest in gold, BTW).

That sort of practical advice is missing from all the articles that decry the state of the nation.

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I’m sure you’ll do fine with the Orange man, aka the Thomas Jefferson of the 21st Century, if he’s not in prison or otherwise occupied with a porn star.

At least he can keep it working! LOL. But he also accomplished more with his hands tied behind his back and being attacked from all angles. This thing we call a commander in chief, can’t even walk off a stage or ride a bicycle, without face planting!

I don’t care if Trump was occupied with 12 porn stars…I was paying $1.87 for gas, the economy was traveling upwards and the only true division in the country was should he tweet or not tweet?

Everyone was getting along just fine except for the resistance!
Then the attack came. It worked perfectly. If you ever want to bring down a prosperous society without a shot being fired, you kill them biologically and psychologically. I was going to cite specific chapters, but they used the whole book! Sun Tzu would be very proud.

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Curious what the best strategies were?

Assume spending whatever money you made the second you got it in your hands was one? Grow your own food? Barter with goods and services?

Guess I’m fortunate to not have all that much savings left to be hyper inflated away after my little medical event:/

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Barter was a big deal, but it quickly destroyed savings in things that could not easily be valued and divided up. Gold, for example, is a lump of metal that you ‘could’ barter for food and fuel, but the recipient cannot/will not give you “change” for smaller trades.

At one point, the German government resorted to paying workers with potatoes. Farmers who owned their land and had the means of producing food fared the best. Harder hit were those who relied on wages, which did not keep up with prices, or those who lived in cities and could not afford fuel (coal) to heat their homes.

Those who fared better were able to invest wealth in foreign currencies (e.g., dollars) which eventually became illegal, or German securities that kept up with prices better than other strategies, but still lagged.

The lessons for our age is to try and insulate oneself from the necessities that will/are rising in price with inflation – fuels, energy, food.

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