90

I am here today with family to gather round and celebrate my Dad’s 90th Birthday and that brings about some reflection and trepidations.

Think of all the the things that have happened in his lifetime so far. The first talking pictures arrived not long after he was born.

TV was created when he was child already in the world.

He is a child, literally, of The Depression when things were bad, worse than they are now, despite everything that Obama has tried to do.

But this is also when “The New Deal” started and Social Security and the beginnings of the Welfare State.

It also an America that eventually rose up against the Nazi’s and the Imperial Japanese and with no political correctness fought and won the last War America fought like that where 1000’s were killed but it was for the cause of freedom and it was celebrated for that. Unlike today where the Liberal Media counts every death and runs an expose’ on how evil it all is.

When you have politically correct wars.

Where the release of 30 Terrorists from Guantanamo (for 1 American hostage) is celebrated as a great thing, while an Army Sgt has been in jail most of the year in Mexico because of a wrong turn but he doesn’t matter.

Obama makes nice with his anti-war base and he makes nice with Terrorists who want to kill us all. But nothing for an innocent Army Sgt in a Mexican Jail.

No political advantage there, so they don’t cares.

But hey, that’s politics 2014 for you.

My dad would have gone off to war, expect we won before he did.

Then came Korea, which was 1/4 as long as M*A*S*H was.

“The Greatest Generation” for sure.

They also had hope and drive for the future. To make it better a world. Hope & Change weren’t just empty political buzzwords, they were action.

Unfortunately, their “The New Deal” and their grandkids starting mucking all that up with “The Great Society” which turns 50 next year. But the poverty rate is exactly the same relatively as it was then. The longest and slowest recovery from a Recession since the Depression, run by Liberal Democrats who also lengthened The Depression because of their socialist ideals.

Do you think the Democrats will throw a party for the 50th Anniversary of their “Great Society”?

He saw Man land on the moon. So did I, but I was 6 so my memories aren’t so great on that.

Then came Vietnam and the end of the old world.

Nixon is impeached for his tapes and the break-in of The WaterGate Hotel. The Liberal mafia media found it’s voice.

After all, Obama lied massively and repeatedly for years and then came Benghazi and what happened to him?

He got re-elected. And he continues to lie his ass off every day.

My how times change.

The Ministry of Truth is in full control of their propaganda.

So one of the things I worry about when I’m 90 (and I hope I am) is that the world will be just as unrecognizable then as it was when my father was born, but not in a good way.

As I am fond of quoting about Orwell, thought control is the central thesis of 1984 and it has been the central tenant of Liberalism ever since.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

And who has controlled Education for generations?  Liberals.

Who controls the media, the majority? Liberals.

Who writes the oral and written history? Liberals.

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

So as successive generations are brainwashed into accepting the Liberal memes as normal and dependency and stupidity as normal what future is bright about that?

For if you can’t even conceive of rebellion, how can you rebel?

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

And if you do rebel are you equipped to handle the roughness of self-reliance? I would say many, many people are not. That is scary. And so is, to them, the idea of going it “alone” without Big Brother and Mama Government there to soften the blows and hardships of life.

What’s a little freedom when you can have “security” right?

They are made into vassals for their Feudal Lords to rule over them. Vassals know their place and don’t get uppity, for if they do, then their Masters swift “justice” is upon them.

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

Is this the future?

With the current Democrat Party it surely is. But that doesn’t make the Republicans much better though because they like power just as much as the next guy.

Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. 🙂

It is up to the Vassals to take back America. It will not be an overnight process.

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man – greetings!”

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Charm Offensive

The new (which the old)  Democrat meme from the Once and Future King:“It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV,” Obama said, clearly enjoying himself. “If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy.”

He said Romney “did not offer a single new idea, just retreads of the same old policies that have been sticking it to the middle class for years.” He told the audience, “you’ve lived through it and you can’t afford to repeat it.”–Obama. (National Journal)

Meanwhile, in Truth Land, the middle class has been decimated by Obama, but that’s not his fault.

Got it?

Oh, and an Update to the Handbook of Leftist Code Words for Racism.

New Entry:  CHAIR (yes the one you’re probably sitting in right now,you racist!)

From the Left: “Eastwood chair rant was RACIST, white man putting dirty words into mouth of black man like a puppet”

“Eastwood Chair Rant so racist white man manipulating mouth of black man like puppet getting him to say swear words”

“Didn’t anyone else sense minstrel show quality of white men speaking for a black man & making him look foul” (courtesy of “labor Journalist” Mike Elk)

Response by TVree (on twitchy.com): So, let me recap, because I think I’m starting to lose track. As a middle-aged, white, republican, retired Marine, male I can no longer say any of the following: Chair, Eastwood/Eastwooding, Clint, Chicago, Navy Seal, Hold Down the Fort, Rule of Thumb, Race, Racist, Racial, Profiling, Israel, Jobs, MSNBC, Holder, Pelosi, Reid, Debbie, Wasserman, Shultz, Fluke, Card, Bus, Ditch, Entitlements, Medicare, Social Security, Hurricane, Golf, Fox, Fox News, Rush, Guns, Crazy, Off your meds, Liberal, or Socialist. I also am not aloud to make any move towards my neck, point to inanimate objects, hold my index and thumb in the form of a pistol (or use the deaf sign for the name Gunner) post any contrary views on social medium like facebook and twitter, or praise any member of the republican party regardless of their ethnicity.
Have I missed anything? I just want to make sure, because when I retired from the Marines, I really thought I had served my duty to uphold the Constitution.

But if you’re a Liberal you can anything you want, whenever you want, no matter what it is and that’s perfect fine. 🙂

Now isn’t that just peachy!

But back to Obama, he’s that confident you’re a Moron and that his personal charm will snake oil you.

Thomas Sowell: After reading Barack Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father,” it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth — and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to change things.

Obama did not simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far-left fringe during his life.

As he spells out in his book, he actively sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity on his part about other visions of the world that might be weighed against the vision he had seized upon.

As Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School has pointed out, Obama made no effort to take part in the marketplace of ideas with other faculty members when he was teaching a law course there.

What would be the point, if he already knew the truth and knew that they were wrong?

This would be a remarkable position to take, even for a learned scholar who had already spent decades canvassing a vast amount of information and views on many subjects.

But Obama was already doctrinaire at a very early age — and ill-informed or misinformed on both history and economics.

His statement in “Dreams from My Father” about how white men went to Africa to “drag away the conquered in chains” betrays his ignorance of African history.

The era of the Atlantic slave trade and the era of European conquests across the continent of Africa were different eras.

During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, most of Africa was ruled by Africans, who sold some of their slaves to white men.

European conquests in Africa had to wait until Europeans found some way to survive lethal African diseases, to which they lacked resistance. Only after medical science learned to deal with these diseases could the era of European conquests spread across sub-Saharan Africa. But the Atlantic slave trade was over by then.

There was no reason why Barack Obama had to know this. But there was also no reason for him to be shooting off his mouth without knowing what he was talking about.

Denial Isn’t Just A River

This is similar to Obama’s characterization of the Nile as “the world’s greatest river.” The Nile is less than 10% longer than the Amazon, but the Amazon delivers more than 50 times as much water into the Atlantic as the Nile delivers into the Mediterranean. The Nile could not accommodate the largest ships, even back in Roman times, much less the aircraft carriers of today that can sail up the Hudson River and dock in Midtown Manhattan.
When Obama wrote that many people “had been enslaved only because of the color of their skin,” he was repeating a common piece of gross misinformation. For thousands of years, people enslaved other people of the same race as themselves, whether in Europe, Asia, Africa or the Western Hemisphere.

Europeans enslaved other Europeans for centuries before the first African was brought in bondage to the Western Hemisphere.

The very word “slave” is derived from the name of a European people once widely held in bondage, the Slavs.

Economic Errors

As for economics, Obama thought that Indonesians would be worse off after Europeans came in, used up their natural resources and then left them too poor to continue the modern way of life to which they had become accustomed, or to resume their previous way of life, after their previous skills had atrophied.

This fear of European “exploitation” prevailed widely in the Third World in the middle of the 20th century. But, by the late 20th century, the falseness of that view had been demonstrated so plainly and so often, in countries around the world, that even socialist and communist governments began opening their economies to foreign investments.

This often led to rising economic growth rates that lifted millions of people out of poverty.

Barack Obama is one of those people who is often wrong but never in doubt. When he burst upon the national political scene as a presidential candidate in 2008, even some conservatives were impressed by his confidence.

But confident ignorance is one of the most dangerous qualities in a leader of a nation.

If he has the rhetorical skills to inspire the same confidence in himself by others, then you have the ingredients for national disaster.

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen