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And We Sit

14 years ago, yesterday.

The world waited.

Would the United States send some sort of response immediately to points, yet unknown, in the middle east? A response for the acts of aggression taken against this country, it’s people, it’s culture (indeed the culture of Western Man written large across that particular metropolitan skyline).  An act of aggression not seen in such scope or scale since nearly 60 years previous.

That action, at least taken against a uniformed opponent, not aimed almost exclusively at an unarmed and unknowing civilian populace, started an armed conflict stretching across four years, it’s ending punctuated with two atomic exclamation points.

Could this…would this monstrous transgression propel us to the same course of action, up to and including the use of much stronger punctuation at it’s end? (Or sooner…much sooner.)

It did not.

And so now we sit.  Those of us who still chose to remember, seemingly becoming a smaller group, as the years go by.  A smaller voice.   Where once we were at least given the courtesy, of perhaps having a valid course of action, of remembering what our forefathers did, of what the generation previous to mine did.  That when faced with adversity, the kind which demanded you take no other course of action than of meeting your enemy on the field of battle.   That honor demanded….dignity demanded…moral reciprocity towards the Creator who bestowed upon all men such fundamental human rights…demanded, we act accordingly when any or all  are called into question.

Now we are treated ilke an eccentric Uncle … who after one too many beers … is relegated to the card table on the back porch, to eat his dinner alone…away from the more “diversified” adults….and far away from impressionable children.

Now we sit.   While an individual who was, at the very least,  exposed and indoctrinated, in the very ideology behind the events of 14 years ago, occupies the Oval Office.  Who for all we know, based on biased news and government sponsored PR reports, has been aiding and abetting said enemy up to and including giving them the keys to nuclear exploitation.

Now we sit.  While untold tens of thousands of the ideology of hate, behind the  events of 14 years ago, are allowed to enter this country freely.  And as our traditional rule of law crumbles and cracks, eroding away, they seek to impose their own brand of law over any and all who will allow for same.

If we sit much longer, the “war”  all but formally started 14 years ago, will have been lost.  With little more than regional battles fought in countries who have known little peace since their inception (at the end of WWI) amongst people, tribes, and cultures who have known little, if any,  peace in thousands of years.

We have done little to stem the tide.  At the very least, cause them to stay “self-contained” in their respective little hell holes of 7th-century sand and ignorance, ensuring they were unwelcome and unwanted in any part of the civilized world.  We couldn’t, or wouldn’t even do that.

And so…14 years after airborne jihad…  they have very nearly won, or are well on their way to doing so.  This will have been brought about by their doing the one thing we seem unwilling to do.  Having the will to fight…to advance their cause, their beliefs, their will, over any and all who do not believe as they do.  And it appears, to do any and everything, in order to achieve their goals.

And we sit.     And we wonder what’s next.  And we look to the political landscape pondering who will be next to take the helm of this nation.  To direct our affairs nationally and internationally.   And we look at the rest of the world … Europe is perhaps less than a generation away from existing … at least as we would have remembered her.   Israel perhaps a year away from same.  The economies of the world on the brink of collapse.   And perhaps the biggest agent, directly and indirectly behind all of these ills, is allowed to thrive and grow.

The same agent which was behind all which transpired on the 11th of September 2001.

In 14 years, it has grown stronger, more virulent.

In 14 years, we have not.

14 years from now…

Will it matter?

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Media Bombardment

Though this is nothing new, it sure seems like we are being inundated with one crisis after another these days. Any one of which is guaranteed to cause your blood to boil, cause you to break out in a severe case of righteous indignation, or make you run straight back to bed, get into the fetal position, and pull the covers over your head, hoping all of this will “just go away”.

It has gotten to the point were instead of saying “I can’t believe this is happening” or “I can’t believe (he/she/they) just did that”, to a more numbed out; *Sigh* “what’s next?!”

1. President Obama Brokers a Nuke Deal with Iran.

The administration claims there will be language in place preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power (ie: having the “bomb”), and there is nothing to worry about. Any number of sources question that. Israel, obviously feels otherwise. As well they should. Somewhere, in one of the eight circles of Hell, Nevel Chamberlin has to be smiling. For much like Jimmy Carter no longer having to carry the albatross of being “The worst President this country has ever seen”, having passed that mantle to the current occupant of the Oval Office, Chamberlin’s “Peace in our time” fiasco has now been trumped by Kerry and company. History may not exactly repeat itself, but it does produce amazingly close reminders.

2. Donald Trump running for President.

I am reminded of the “spoiler” from back when Carter ran. Sharp business mind, charismatic, pro-America/strong defense. Spoke his mind. Ross Perot. Yeah, we saw how well that worked out in keeping the Dems from the Oval Office. Like Trump or hate him, it doesn’t matter. He is going to be attacked from both sides of the professional political club, and (when they figure it is most advantageous to do so) from all branches of the media as well. If nothing else, unless the actual debates are, actually debates, and not manufactured puff pieces, he will be an entertaining diversion from what is really going on in the world.

3. Hillary Clinton

All you need to know is that everything she says is a lie. Everything she does is for/to her own advantage/advancement. And … and … damn that Bernie Sanders, doesn’t he know it’s my turn! I earned this, I am owed this (I’m married to Bill for crying out loud!!). Well, you get the idea. She is evil in a pants suit, and the media will fawn over her… until they are told not to. More diversion from the real problems/issues out there. (The exception being her involvement in any number of them, not that she will come to any political or personal harm because of that.)

4. Gay Marriage
It’s their RIGHT!! The Supreme’s (the court, not the Motown artists) say so!! No hidden agenda(s) here…keep moving along. Oh, and be careful who you refuse to bake a cake for, and if you want to “taste the rainbow”…hey, that’s your business and I don’t wanna know about it.

5. Islam is still a religion of Peace

Unless you are an American, Western Europian, white, female, or working in a gun free zone…or Jewish, you have nothing to fear from them…nothing at all. That’s why we are allowing so many of them to immigrate over here. This can only go well.

6. Planned Parenthood

In yet another of the eight circles of Hell (I assume, not near Nevel Chamberlin, see above), Margaret Sanger , is also smiling. While enjoying a nice chianti .

What do all the above have in common? Besides the sad picture of humanity and or the sad state of western civilization, and the feeding frenzy of the various media outlets in getting their spin on it ASAP (the truth behind any given story being at best a secondary consideration, if at all). The evil present in each and every story. Or as a by-product of same. It is there, it is real, and it is working.

If you, like me and countless others, are becoming numb to what is happing around you, your city, your state, your country, and to some extent the world at large, this is a by-product of evil. That we become not so much blinded but anesthetized to that…that which but a generation ago would have been something causing massive outrage, which now only merits a “meh”.

The title of this post, “Media Bombardment”, for those who are of an evil mind/heart, this is a very effective tool. Folks want to stay informed, especially when there are so many players out there who are acting against one’s best interests. At the same time, this constant saturation of legitimate news mixed with divisive and diversionary content (who gives a rats ass about Kim Kardashian anyhow) can grind a person down. I guess one has to pick the wheat from the chaff, doing their best to try and see what is really going on out there. And it isn’t pretty. Or easy.

More to come as I get the rust off the keyboard. I refuse to go quietly into the night.

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Spring Has Sprung…

the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers

I wonder where the flowers is?

`Unknown.

So here we are at the end of April, out in the hinterlands of Northern Illinois.  Baseball is in full swing, the Cubs are above 500., and both the Bulls, and the Blackhawks are in their respective playoffs.  Oh, and it hasn’t snowed for at least 3 days now!

Life in our little hamlet goes on.

Dodged some major weather a week or so back….folks just to our southeast/east of us were not so lucky. An F4 tornado took out a restaurant and a few miles further down the road, another little farming community. It cut quite the swath, by the grace of God, only two people lost their lives.  There have been, and are, ongoing acts of kindness and charity to provide assistance and help to all who were impacted by this storm, from all parts of our county, and from all corners of the state as well.  Makes one feel a bit better about (at least the local version of) humanity.

Life in our little hamlet goes on.

You may have noticed, there is no political commentary, or observations, of either the State or national level anywhere in this post so far.  Yes, I am still an election judge, as long as they see fit to allow me to do so.  And our local exercising of the franchise goes on with no worries about hanging chads or folks voting multiple times…or from the great beyond.  Aside from that, don’t know when I will post about such goings on, at least at the  State/National level.

Frankly, it all flat pisses me off.  No…more than that…it .. the whole mess, from all three branches of government…at all levels beyond the local…they are corrupted beyond repair.  “They”, and there are exceptions, but they are getting harder to find, are all the same.  No longer legitimately looking out for their constituents and or the welfare of this once great nation, they are only looking to either advance the agenda(s) of those who “bought them out” or of their respective political overlords (upper level party hacks) , or to do what is best for themselves.

And to all of them, the Constitution….is a joke.

Our borders are … a joke.

Our (pick any one or all) amendment “rights”… are a joke

Our civilization crumbles around us.  Fueled by the willful ignorance of an ever increasing number of it’s supposed members. And the “any excuse is good enough” mentality which saw Ferguson Mo. go up in flames, and now sees Baltimore heading in the same direction. (Though I will grant, in the case of Baltimore, at it appears they may have some justification for at least protesting….but if they are going to riot…why are they attacking innocent people…and not taking their chances against the agents of the State who ALLEGEDLY caused the concern they are supposedly protesting, in the first place?)

An aging olympiad sauntering towards a sex-change garners massive media attention, while those in power are degrading our ability to prevent (via military and diplomatic means) or at least avert for now, the eruption of war at various “hot spots” around the globe.  And we, for the most part, the public at large…are blissfully unaware as to what is really going on.

Nero isn’t fiddling…he’s using a damn flame thrower.

I have become uncomfortably numb…and it’s better for my health (physical and mental) to focus on what is going on here at home.

I think, from beyond  the grave, the founding fathers are no longer spinning at a high rate of rpms.  They are giving us all the collective finger.   And I can’t say as I blame them.

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