Saturday, July 04, 2020

What is progress?

President Calvin Coolidge celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1926, with a speech providing a magisterial review of the history and thought underlying the Declaration. His speech on the occasion deserves to be read and studied in its entirety. The following paragraph, however, is particularly relevant to the challenge that confronts us in the variants of the progressive dogma that pass themselves off today as the higher wisdom:

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

THE ETERNAL MEANING OF INDEPENDENCE DAY (2)



Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Famous war correspondent lays out Chaz strategy compared to Taliban in Iraq

USA and Europe: New Taliban Continue to Attack History:
Meanwhile in Seattle, etc., how long before IEDs appear in the Kill Box?
The Seattle Taliban will soon learn a lesson with their Chaz: Never seize terrain when you are not ready to keep it. Al Qaeda used to do this in Iraq. Often, at first, locals welcomed them or at least had little means to resist.
After some time, AQ would transition from smiles to rape and beheadings and the people would be for US forces to come kill AQ. Locals got especially pissed when AQ would steal cigarettes or force people to stop smoking.
AQ also had the habit of recruiting teenaged boys and arming them -- this led to many atrocities, and in the process, or later, to many dead boys.
Anyway, we would oblige and attack AQ strong points and if they resisted we happily killed them. Often captured, or they ran away. In any case, the illusion that they had seized land met the truth of broadsword.
Another big problem with seizing territory is that the relative monkey-brain required to seize a patch of treetops is a totally different ballgame from keeping people safe and happy. Civil governance takes real work, real brains, and real organization.
Important: Seizing terrain away from the Seattle Taliban is child's play. They are nothing. But this is not a battle for six or seven blocks of Seattle.
The battle is for the SUPPORT base.
In an insurgency, there are three main groups -- and a few others.
1) GF is the GUERRILLA FORCE: this is the hardcore that will fly from across the USA to join battle. GF tend to be full time. Usually GF is a small percentage of the effort. Fewer than even just a few percent.
In likelihood, GF are the core monkeys who led the "seizure" of the six trees in Seattle and named it Chaz.
2) AUXILIARY: Auxiliary are local fighters. Auxiliary comes out when the fight comes to their neighborhood or within easy distance. Auxiliary does not drive from Virginia to Seattle to fight, but they will walk out their doors in Seattle, or maybe even drive across the State. Bottomline is that Auxiliary will fight, but they are not full-timers. When GF come to town, "Aux" will join. Often, Aux will fight even if there is no GF present.
In Afghanistan, we called GF Taliban "Big T." Full-timers. They normally had great shoes, attended training in places like Pakistan, and would fight in many areas. "Little T" was Aux. Little T normally were farmers.
Most of our fighting in Afghanistan was against LITTLE T. Not Big T. Most of our fighting was against local people not far from their home villages.
But when you saw the big suicide attacks, such as that which attacked the Harriers at Camp Bastion, that was BIG T. That was GF Taliban.
I described that attack here:
Big T were supported in that attack by AUX and by SUPPORT.
***FORMATION OF Widespread Auxiliary is a sign of growing insurgency
3) SUPPORT: Generally, Support do not fight unless you kick down their door. They provide funding, logistics, funding, information war including art, political cover, safe houses, intelligence, and basically the other 90% of that it takes to fight.
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This whole battle for the Six Trees of Chaz is about Support. They need to build a Support base. When GF and Aux rape, commit arson, murder, steal, they lose support and Support.
This is the tricky part. If President Trump is seen as being weak in the face of challenge, many people will automatically side with whom they think will win. If President Trump is seen as overreacting or underrating, he loses support.
My guess it that most Americans rightly intuit that they do not want a country without police. When Iraqis and Afghans fell into lawlessness, it was hell. They wanted ANYONE who would make them safe. This is largely why Taliban and associates will inherit Afghanistan, and why I started publishing in 2006 that they were winning. Taliban brought law and order even when most people hated them. They wanted something else, but Taliban was what they had to chose from on the menu.
Likewise in Iraq: often people invited in groups like AQ because locals wanted law and order, and suddenly realized they welcomed crocodiles to swim with their children.
These battles are not for physical terrain. They are for human terrain.
Remember: 99% of policing rests on voluntary compliance. If most of the local population refuses to cooperate with police, or attacks police, police will lose. Quickly. Likewise with National Guard. If locals -- AUX -- across wide swaths REALLY fight back, National Guard will be stretched out and decimated.
Our enemies are communists. There is only one good communist.
Be professional at all times. This is a battle for support from the Support. He who wins the support of the Support will win the war.
Stay within the law. Be polite. Be professional. Target only GF unless AUX joins. Any targeting of Support must be thought through such as top donors. Not the little old lady who leaves donuts for GF. Leave her alone.
BE PROFESSIONAL TO PRESS. Press will kick your ass.
Win.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Floyd died from heart attack, had Fentanyl


GEORGE FLOYDM.E. SAYS HE DIED FROM HEART ATTACKHad Fentanyl, Homicide is 'Manner of Death'


https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/01/george-floyd-cause-of-death-heart-attack-fentanyl/



Sunday, May 31, 2020

Down the rabbit hole


By now Ben is discovering that everything around El Nuevo Rodeo, the Mexican Cantina and Dance Club where George and Derek worked, is sketchy. Likely Ben and Daryl Parks (Parks & Crump Esq.) have realized it’s better to focus their financial strategy toward reparations from the city of Minneapolis because this incident hits on something even Crump doesn’t want to touch.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/31/sunday-talks-crump-on-floyd-we-dont-understand/#more-193146


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Musings of a freedom-loving friend

Musings of a freedom-loving friend:


I first became aware...really aware... in the late eighties, early nineties with the China over seas shipping company… Cosco [2019: A Hong Kong-based company has been forced to sell its American container port after the US government raised security concerns about its parent being a Chinese state-owned shipping giant] ... and the takeover of LB harbor area naval recreation center and the large Naval hospital near 605 and Spring... or Del Amo, forget... destroyed the modernized hospital and put up a huge shopping center... all China stuff... and that Secretary of State for California named March Fong Eu, 100%, so disarming and cute... and turning over the Panama Canal, basically all of Panama, to the Chinese and pulling the American Southern Command back to Florida... not to mention the elimination of the Monroe Doctrine and Feinstein's husbands deals with China in huge California land deals... think Salton Sea and mineral mining in that area.   On and on it goes... I've seen this since I first became aware.... really aware... of the nature of things, certainly put Viet Nam and China during WW II in perspective.  That so called cold war is quickly becoming hot... the radicals during our young years always said their intention was to bring the war home (Ayers, et al) ... and they did.... martial law in the United States of America over a virus... whatever it is... with a smaller footprint then the yearly flu... it is happening.

I see all of this as a continuation of what happened in the early 1900s, income tax, federal reserve, WW I and II, Korea, Vietnam, all of them managed for geo-power political arrangements by the same centralized power that has existed for hundreds of years if not thousands... the same one's that call the United States and its Constitutional Republic an 'experiment'.  I mean... look at the internal operatives against it since and including Wilson... Franklin Roosevelt versus MacArthur, JFK versus Johnson, Reagan with Bush, Clinton who Bush said is his brother by another mother... the whole Obama/Hillary/Michele thing... then, out of nowhere, Trump... and they can't believe it... internal power struggle, war within the government, those loyal to the United States and those who have put themselves above it in the pay of global (read foreign) enemies whose desire is our elimination, death.

This 'spirit' has existed since the Revolution... working to make us a colony under what is now a supra-state world empire.  This is looking exactly like Book of Revelation prophecy... not that it is, but it looks like it... and it's all being enabled, made possible by technology, technology applied to all areas of life with moment to moment feedback.

Me: and now, Contact Tracing.



Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort


The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort….
Very disturbing (timestamps for interview):
♦03:43 On Judge Sullivan choosing not to dismiss the case against Gen. Flynn
♦06:54 On FBI director Christopher Wray calling for an internal investigation
♦08:41 What kind of accountability will we see for 2016 election surveillance?
♦15:27 The problem with the regulation creating Special Counsels
♦19:32 Obstruction of justice trap?
♦35:38 Communist China’s a greater threat than Russia



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Masks Don't Work: A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy


The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum, or select only incomplete science that serves their interests. Such recklessness is also certainly the case with the current global lockdown of over 1 billion people, an unprecedented experiment in medical and political history.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340570735_Masks_Don't_Work_A_review_of_science_relevant_to_COVID-19_social_policy

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Keeping Things in Perspective

Maybe we don't have it that bad?
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria.
For a small amount of perspective at this moment,
imagine you were born in 1900.
On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.
Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and
runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.
On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%.
That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.
When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath.
On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII.
Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.
Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime.
At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you were 55, you dealt with the fear of polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family
contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or dying.
At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict.
During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.
Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above.
Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above.
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President Trump works HARD everyday

Here’s a sampling of just some of President Trump's activities for the month of May (which isn’t even over yet):



President Trump Remarks During “Rolling to Remember” Ceremony
honoring our nation’s veterans and POW/MIA.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/22/president-trump-remarks-during-rolling-to-remember-ceremony-video-and-transcript/

President Trump Remarks During Ford Motor Company Event
after a tour of the Ford Motor Company Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/22/president-trump-remarks-during-ford-motor-company-event-video-and-transcript/

President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Economic Efforts
and the ongoing policies to reopen the U.S. economy. The presentation included powerful remarks from Assistant HHS Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Dr. Eli McCance-Katz.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/19/president-trump-holds-cabinet-meeting-to-discuss-covid-19-economic-efforts-video-and-transcript/

President Trump Remarks Supporting Farmers, Ranchers and Food Supply Chain Initiatives…
On 4/17/20, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to expedite assistance to America’s farmers, ranchers and consumers. The President directed USDA to use all funds and authorities at its disposal. In addition to the $16 billion in direct payments, the details of which are expected to be announced shortly, USDA has begun to purchase & distribute up to $3 billion of ag products to those in need through the Food Box Distribution Program.

On Friday (5/15/20) Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Secretary Perdue toured Coastal Sunbelt Producers in Laurel, MD, which has begun the packing and distribution of these boxes to families in need. Contracts to distributors have been awarded by USDA.
Roosevelt Room of the White House.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/19/president-trump-remarks-supporting-farmers-ranchers-and-food-supply-chain-initiatives/

President Trump Hosts Roundtable Discussion With National Restaurant Executives – 2:00pm
President Trump is holding a roundtable discussion today with restaurant executives and national leaders within the industry.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/18/president-trump-hosts-roundtable-discussion-with-national-restaurant-executives-200pm-livestream/

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to Build Advanced Chip Factory in Arizona…
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been in discussions for several years with both TSMC and Intel to build advanced chip manufacturing plants in the U.S. and extract U.S. supply chain needs from China and southeast Asia. It appears his efforts, and the emphasis on global supply-chain shifts from President Trump, are getting results.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/14/taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-to-build-advanced-chip-factory-in-arizona/

President Trump Remarks – Allentown, PA, Medical Supply – 2:15pm ET
Today President Trump travels to Allentown, Pennsylvania to visit the Owens and Minor distribution center for coronavirus relief supplies. The president is expected to deliver remarks at approximately 2:15pm – 2:30pm ET
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/14/president-trump-remarks-allentown-pa-medical-supply-215pm-et-livestream/

President Trump Remarks with Colorado and North Dakota Governors – 4:00pm ET    President Trump is meeting with Colorado Governor Jared Polis and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum at the White House today. The leaders are anticipated to deliver remarks from the Rose Garden at 4:00pm ET during a press availability.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/13/president-trump-remarks-with-colorado-and-north-dakota-governors-400pm-et-livestream/

President Trump Meets With Joint Chiefs and National Security Team
Earlier tonight President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell met with the Joint Chiefs’ and National Security Team.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/09/president-trump-meets-with-joint-chiefs-and-national-security-team-video-and-transcript/

President Trump Meets With Republican Members of Congress
Earlier today President Donald J. Trump will meet with Republican Members of Congress in the State Dining Room to discuss policies to make America’s economy strong again.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/08/president-trump-meets-with-republican-members-of-congress-video/

President Trump and First Lady Melania Recognize 75th Anniversary End of World War II…
by laying a wreath at our nation’s memorial to the fallen.
The president and first lady traveled to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate Germany’s unconditional surrender and were joined – at a distance – by eight veterans of the war. The youngest 96 and the oldest 100, they had braved the threats of contracting coronavirus to join the president and first lady for the wreath laying ceremony.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/08/president-trump-and-first-lady-melania-recognize-75th-anniversary-end-of-world-war-ii/

President Trump Delivers Remarks During National Day of Prayer Service
Earlier today President Trump, First Lady Melania, Vice-President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence hosted a National Day of Prayer service in the Rose Garden of the White House. It was a very special event.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/07/president-trump-delivers-remarks-during-national-day-of-prayer-service-video-and-transcript/

President Trump Meets With Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Earlier today President Trump met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During the press availability President Trump took multiple questions from the pool,
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/07/president-trump-meets-with-texas-governor-greg-abbott-video-and-transcript/

U.S. and U.K. Begin Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement…
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced today [joint statement] the beginning of a series of fast-tracked trade negotiations toward a new free trade agreement. [USTR Release]
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/05/u-s-and-u-k-begin-negotiations-on-free-trade-agreement/

President Trump Remarks Visiting Honeywell Manufacturing Plant, Arizona – 4:30pm ET
Honeywell’s facility is making millions of N95 masks for the U.S. government. Anticipated start time 4:30pm ET
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/05/president-trump-remarks-visiting-honeywell-manufacturing-plant-arizona-430pm-et-livestream/

President Trump Virtual Town Hall – 7:00pm Fox News Channel
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/03/president-trump-virtual-town-hall-700pm-fox-news-channel-no-livestreams/

President Trump Message to The Graduating Class of 2020….
Despite the inability to celebrate with gatherings of families and friends, President Trump and First Lady Melania send their congratulations to the graduates.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/02/president-trump-message-to-the-graduating-class-of-2020/

Dan Bongino Interviews President Trump…
The interview begins at 03:45 of video:
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/01/dan-bongino-interviews-president-trump/

President Trump Participates in Presidential Recognition Ceremony
President Trump participates in a presidential ceremony to recognize heroism in combating the coronavirus pandemic. The event is titled: “hard work, heroism and hope”
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/01/president-trump-participates-in-presidential-recognition-ceremony-415pm-et-livestream/

Saturday, May 23, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY: It's their day, isn't it?

Memorial Day is their day, isn't it?


It supposed to be the day a grateful nation pauses to quietly thank the more than one million men and women who have died in military service to their country since the revolutionary war.


Or is it the day the beach resorts kick into high gear for the summer season, the day the sand is covered by fish-belly white people basting themselves in coconut oil, the day the off season rates end and the weekend you can't get in a seaside seafood restaurant with anything less than a hour wait.


Or is it one of the biggest shopping center sales day of the year, a day when hunting for a parking space is the prime sport for the holiday stay-at homers?


Or is it the weekend when more people will kill themselves on the highways than any other weekend and highway patrol troopers work overtime picking up the pieces?


I think the men and women who died for us would understand what we do with their day. I hope they would, because if they wouldn't, if they would have insisted that it be a somber, respectful day of remembrance, then we have blown it and dishonored their sacrifice.


I knew some of those who died and the guys I knew would have understood.


They liked a sunny beach and a cold beer and a hot babe in a black bikini too. They would have enjoyed packing the kids, the inflatable rafts, the coolers, and the suntan lotion in the car and heading for the lake. They would have enjoyed staying at home and cutting the grass and getting together with some friends and cooking some steaks on the grill too.


But they didn't get the chance. They blew up in the marine barracks in Beirut and died in the oily waters of the Persian Gulf. They caught theirs at the airstrip in Grenada in the little war everyone laughed at. They bought the farm in the La Drang valley and on Heartbreak Ridge, Phu Tai and at Hue. They froze at the Chosin Reservoir and were shot at the Pusan perimeter and Guadalcanal. They died in the ice and snow of the bulge and the Vosges mountains. They were at the Somme and San Juan Hill and at Gettysburg and at Cerro Gordo and at Valley Forge.


They couldn't be here with us today, but I think they would understand that we don't spend the day in tears and heart-wrenching memorials. They wouldn't want that. Grief is not why they died. They died so we could go fishing. They died so another father could toss a baseball to his son in their backyard while the charcoal is getting white. They died so another buddy could drink a beer on his day off. They died so a family could get in the minivan and go shopping and maybe get some ice cream on the way home. They died so that the same family could worship in their own way in a church of their choosing.


They won't mind that we have chosen their day to have our first big outdoor party of the year. But they wouldn't mind, either, if we took just a few minutes and thought of them.


Some will think of them formally, of course. Wreaths will be laid in small sparsely attended ceremonies in military cemeteries and at monuments at state capitals and in small town squares. Flags will fly over the graves, patriotic words will be spoken and a few people there will probably feel a little anger that no more people showed up. They'll think no one else remembers.


But we do remember. I remember Smitty and Pete, and Jerry and the guys who died. I remember the deal we made: if we buy it, we said, " Drink a Beer for Me "


I'll do it for you guys. I'll drink that beer for you today and I'll sit on that beach for you, and check out the girls for you, and just briefly, I'll think of you. I won't let the memory of your tragic death spoil the trip, but you'll be on that sunny beach with me today.


I will not mourn your deaths this Memorial Day, my Friends. Rather I'll celebrate the life you gave me.


-Author unknown-


Friday, May 22, 2020

Who Democrats Kill

Don Surber:

His name was Mike. He was 93. He was too young for World War II, but served in the post-war Philippines. Afterward, he became a college basketball star. He later worked for Mine Safety. He developed the safety helmets that are still worn by most miners. He saved lives.

Thanks to Democrat Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Mike died last month.

A reader -- an adopted nephew of Mike -- told the sad tale of Mike's death. . .




https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/05/who-democrats-kill.html#more


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Dr. Corsi: Obama Birth Certificate “Back on the Table”

Now I think it’s clear that Obama was involved in a coup d’etat.  The central theme of my book, 
“Coup d’État,” is that Obama directed the coup d’etat against Trump and he and Hillary Clinton were Traitor #1 and Traitor #2.

https://www.thepostemail.com/2020/05/17/dr-corsi-obama-birth-certificate-back-on-the-table/