The alarm bell tolls for thee!
The Great Awakening of America in the 1830s was a moral crusade that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. It was “inspired … by concepts of human betterment under God’s grace and His gift of free will. Out of this fresh religious doctrine … grew a movement that included the plea for the freedom of all of God’s human creatures, especially the Southern slaves.” (Source here.)
The question before the peanut gallery today is how many Woke progressives are now sleepless from Seattle to Rhode Island after the fire bell sounded in the night of Tuesday 2 November 2021.
The New York Times — of all people (corporations ARE people) — is sitting bolt upright, as if from a dream “no mortals ever dared to dream before.” The newspaper that pumped the nightmare “1619 Project” into school classrooms across America — has it been awakened? (Perhaps it was a morsel of undigested beef. Roast beef being a favorite of the white race.)
“Democrats lost Virginia … because the party has become distracted from crucial issues like the economy, inflation … and restoring normalcy in schools.”
Tuesday’s results are a sign that significant parts of the electorate are feeling leery of a sharp leftward push in the party.
Never mind that the NY Times helped pushed that party onto the subway train tracks. Their columnist, David Brooks is smelling the coffee in language the Woke elitists might understand: “Democrats need to curb their privilege … especially on the cultural front.” Brooks correctly identified the critical race theory project as being:
That a person’s identity is predominantly about group identity and that slavery is the defining fact of American history. … When Democrats seem to be magnifying the education establishment’s control of the classroom and minimizing the role of parents, there’s going to be a reaction. You can’t win a culture war by raising the minimum wage.”
“Democrats need to go into Woke detox.” — James Carville.
Not that the AOC/Mark Pocan/Joy Reid Left will ever get it. “White racial anxiety strikes again,” NY Times columnist Charles Blow bloviated. Like the werewolf of New York, the Times’ Paul Krugman howls in the graveyard: Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia, he writes, was “a dog whistle wrapped in a scam.”
When the Left cannot persuade, it intimidates. Earlier Friday 5 November 21, social justice warriors harassed Joe Manchin in a DC parking garage. THAT will convince him and win soccer moms everywhere! Anyone watch Doctor Zhivago?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: It could get ugly, especially when Kyle Rittenhouse is freed and Build Back Better gets battered. Tick, tick, tick …
Who are you stationing up on the roof?
It’s always fun hearing a call to arms from a flock of chicken hawks.
Why are we “chicken hawks”?
Because we don’t vandalize, burn down government buildings, assault police officers, and destroy people’s livelihoods when we don’t get our way?
Conservatives and sane people showed up to vote on Tuesday in an attempt to take our country back from leftists and communists. It was a quiet act, but effective as heck, wouldn’t you say?
I read the same nonsense on here about people wearing masks. Blah Blah Blah. Find a hobby.
Disagree with “The woke got their wake-up call”. Democrat politicians got their wake-up call.
The woke will double down. It’s going to be really interesting to see what happens when Rittenhouse is found not guilty. The woke are going to lose their shit. How will Democrats respond?
The phony Dem politicians who embraced regressive policies like defunding police, identity politics, and massive government giveaways only because they knew it would help them get elected, will quietly disappear or find another grift.
The true believers will double down. It’s already evident.
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In the results of the most recent elections, I have found myself thinking about a Will Smith movie called “Focus” where he and others play the part of being con artists. In a scene from this movie, Will Smith is sitting in a luxury box at the Super Bowl with another con artist played by Margot Robbie. They are betting on each of the next plays and Will Smith keeps winning play after play. A Chinese business man played by BD Wong notices them gambling and decides to get in on the game. He and Will Smith start betting on each new play with him winning ever increasing amounts of money. Finally they play for 2 million dollars. Will Smith’s character tells BD Wong’ character to pick out the number on any players jersey and that he will have Margot Robbie’s character pick out a number of any player on the field as well and if those numbers match he will win the bet. BD Wong’ character thinks he can’t loose so he takes the bet. He picks the number 55 and Margot Robbie’s character is handed the binoculars and she see’s another of the con artists in their group wearing the number 55 so she picks that number as well.
BD Wong can’t believe she picked the same number but pays Will Smith the money. Margot asks Will Smith how he pulled that off. He responds that for the last 2-3 days BD Wong’s character has seen nothing but the number 55. That when BD Wong’s character is picking out the number, the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil” was playing. When the background singers sing “Woo who, Woo who”, that in Chinese is the number 55.
I have come to believe that something similar is going on in our country today. We are being “Mind Blanked”. The government and their willing lackeys in the press keep telling us the same lies over and over again and many of us have come to believe their lies to be the truth.
In this last round of elections the blinders have come off the eyes of many of our people and we are starting to reject the lies we are being told. But notice that those on the marxist left are now doubling down on their attacks on those of us who never believed or who are now even questioning their lies.
I say, screw them and the horse they rode in on.
Born Free, Live Free, Die Free!
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With all the misinformation and propaganda propagated by the proggy press, we need a guide to sift and winnow the wheat from the chaff. A dichotomous key will help define, simplify and clarify. Here it is. Called it Right/Left, but you could go with Right/Wrong or Good vs. Evil.
Source of Human Rights
Right: our Creator
Left: basically good (therefore society is primarily responsible for all evil.)
Right: not basically good (therefore, individual are primarily responsible for evil.)
Right: prosperity for all Americans
Primary Role of the State
Left: increase and protect equality
Right: increase and protect individual liberty
Left: as large as possible
Right: as small as possible
Left: any loving unit of people
Right: a married father and mother, and children
Left: race, gender and class
Right: Liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum
Good and Evil
Left: relative to individual and/or society
Right: based on universal absolutes
Humanity’s Primary Divisions
Left: rich and poor; strong and weak
Right: good and evil
Ideal Primary Identity of an American
Left: global citizen
Right: American citizen
How to Make a Good Society
Left: abolish inequality
Right: develop each citizen’s moral character (MLK’s dream)
View of America
Left: profoundly morally flawed (therefore it’s OK to indoctrinate with CRT)
Right: greatest force for good among nations in world history
Left: a social construct
Right: male and female
Most Important Trait to Cultivate in a Child
Right: self-control, respect and reponsibility
Worth of the Human Fetus
Left: determined by the mother
Right: all life is sacred because we share God’s Image
Primary Source of Crime
Left: poverty, racism and other societal flaws
Right: the criminal’s malfunctioning conscience and his behavior
Place of God and Religion in America
Left: secular government and secular society
Right: secular government and religious society
Left: chauvinistic doctrine
Right: historical reality
Greatest Threat to the World
Left: environmental catastrophe (currently glowbull warming)
Right: evil (currently radical BLM, Antifa, Leftist violence)
Left: world governed by the United Nations, (no country is dominant)
Right: world in which America is the Shining City on a Hill
Primary Reason for Lack of Peace in Middle East
Left: Israeli settlements in the West Bank
Right: Palestinian, Arab and Muslim denial of Jewish state’s right to exist
Purpose of Art
Left: challenge status quo and bourgeois sensibilities
Right: produce works of beauty and profundity to elevate the individual and society
Left: universally abolished, except for police, armed forces and registered sportsmen
Right: ideally widely owned by responsible individuals for self-protection and the protection of others
Left: intrinsically significant
Right: intrinsically insignificant
Racial, Ethnic and Gender Diversity at Universities
Left: most important
Right: far less important than ideological diversity
Black America’s Primary Problem
Right: lack of fathers
Left: entirely subjective; there is no greatest playwright
Left: not the answer
Right: it depends on the question, (Augustinian)
Left: wrong, except when aimed at Conservatives
Right: wrong, … except when directed at evil
Left: all equal
Right: some are better than others
America’s Founding Fathers
Left: rich white male slave owners
Right: great men who founded a great country
Purpose of Judges
Left: pursue social justice
Right: pursue justice
Left: a relic of the past
Right: indispensable for national survival
View of Illegal Immigrants
Left: welcomed guests
Right: illegal immigrants
Left: intrinsically valuable
Right: made for man
Best Musical Group
Left: The Stones
Hope this helps clear away any confusion in today’s post-modern relativistic world.
Without some empirical measuring device, you really can’t tell good from evil.
Without a program, you won’t know the players.
Bottom Line Bonus:
D卐M☭NRATS can’t play the race card. It just won’t work anymore.
It doesn’t play in Peoria. But what else do they have?
Great post, except I’m not so sure about “Best Musical Group.”
Good Dog, Happy Man,
You hit the nail on the head with your comments. Especially when you said the left believes that rights come from government and the people on the right believe that rights come from God.
I want to pass along what I think is a gem of a book called “My Way of Life” by Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy. You can find it at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/My-Way-Life-Simplified-Everyone/dp/B000O58HUG
This book really is the pocket edition of Saint Thomas Summa Theologica. It contains a wisdom that I have seldom found in any other book. There are times when I can read just one paragraph or even one sentence in this book and spend hours thinking about what I just read.
This book really puts life into perspective.
You don’t have to be a Catholic to read it. You don’t even have to be a Christian to read it.
It just makes you think.
Compare what those on the marxist left and the willing press are telling us with what is written in this book and you will come away with a whole different way of looking at the world.
Davedawg, (gracious etherial host)
Thanks for the privilege of commenting, but also for turning me onto the @NationalHumanitiesCenter.org site. I found them very edifying and erudite.
To revise, extend and affirm your “[source here]” quote:
“Christians were most especially influential when pressing their moral issues forward into the public arena. Growing out of the Great Awakening, these Protestants, were inspired less by earlier Calvinistic doom and gloom theology than by concepts of human betterment under God’s grace and His gift of free will. Out of this fresh religious doctrine, grew a movement that included the plea for the freedom of all of God’s human creatures, especially the Southern slaves. Eventually the antislavery cause with its strong religious support helped to create the Republican Party.”
Politics always runs downstream from culture. Youngkin won because he ignored his consultant’s advice and engaged in the Left’s Culture War and spoke some inconvenient truths.
The Culture War is confirmed to always have been the main battle front in the war for America.
We must stand fast, engage, and speak out about our Conservative virtues, values and morality, or we’ll lose and get more generations of dumbed down, indoctrinated and brainwashed children.
As my old homeboy, Martin Luther always says, “This is most certainly true.”
Thanks. I’ll add that book to my reading list.
I like to think, too. I went to The American Thinker and found some excellent articles written by a regular, normal Americans. Recommended short (must) reads.
Of course we’re to be good stewards of all of God’s Creation.
We’re perfectly made for this world, and the next as well.
As the Crown of His Creation, … we’re responsible for it.
God commands us to be. No one says otherwise.
“Politics always runs downstream from culture. Youngkin won because he ignored his consultant’s advice and engaged in the Left’s Culture War and spoke some inconvenient truths.”
Very true. I’m amazed at how off the target these consultants often are. Out of touch.
A few comments on your brilliant post.
You on guns: “Left: universally abolished, except for police, armed forces and registered sportsmen.”
The left has called for the police to be disarmed.
You on nature: “Right: made for man.”
I think nature, animals, etc. deserve to be respected in their own right.
The truly deranged Woke will continue on their path. The Braves won the World Series because racism. A mild mannered new governor along with a Black Lt. Governor and Hispanic AG won in Virginia because racism. Blah blah blah racism.
Here’s hoping even more people ACTUALLY wake up and say eff all that. It’s a pack of lies, is what it is. Pushed on us nonstop by unhappy envious losers and Marxist scumbags who want us all divided and hateful towards each other and America.
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Agreed. Some are already claiming that they lost because the Dems aren’t progressive enough. They just don’t get it. You can’t reason with people who genuinely think racism is behind math, white milk, and the other things you mentioned.
I also hope people wake up but my optimism is guarded.
“It could get ugly.”
The part I worry about is law enforcement’s ability to protect us. Remember last summer’s riots when police brass ordered their officers orders to stand down? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The very people sworn to protect us, and that we pay taxes for, were submitting to violence and chaos.
I love and respect police, but last summer felt like a betrayal of trust.
That was under Vic Wahl. I have little confidence that Chief Barnes, who I see as more of a left-leaning politician than a real cop, will be any different.
The answer used to be yes, Scott. Now I’m not so sure, especially after what we all saw happen last summer.
The war on police took its toll, cops fear retribution for doing their job, police departments have been neutered. At a time when we need strong police leadership, we get politicians who wear badges. At least in Madison.
Law enforcement is more than willing but they’re like the military, they take their orders from civilian authority — in Kenosha’s case, a Democrat mayor and governor.
Wake up call, horse crap. The b.s. faux infrastructure bill is passing. It all over for the unknown soldier. Done.