Well, I wish I could say I was surprised, but I'm not. I've seen people post lists of corporations that have yielded to the pressure out of fear. It's long and surprising how many. I've seen a sudden big growth in TV ads heaping praise on groups that our President has labeled domestic terrorists.
Domestic terrorists succeed when they create an atmosphere of fear. Fear that if you don't yield to their demands, you will be somehow exposed to whatever violence or attacks they have been pursuing. We've seen foreign terrorists for years, perhaps we've grown numb to their presence. After they took down the World Trade Centers I thought America would wake up and face that enemy. But instead, the enemy internalized and the attacks come from within.
Abraham Lincoln famously said:
"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
I think we've seen that prediction come to fruition.
He also said this:
"When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy."
I remember all these years of this blog. The CJ Urinal years when we raised so much hell with the left most of us got booted off and had to come back with new names. Those early days were fond memories, indeed the wild west like that of which Doc Holliday thrived in.
I guess those days are forever gone, as the age of political correctness descends on us like a dark gloomy cloud. Our President has warned America of the threat of the cancel culture. The question is will they pay heed? It would appear the answer is no.
Maybe our best days are behind us. The vague threat that now is hanging over Kevin's head, like a virtual sword of Damocles, the knowledge that his world could be forever changed by a comment from someone on a web site allegedly devoted to open exchange of ideas is hard to take. The thought that a comment, not even from Kevin would be judged and evaluated by someone, bringing their own prejudices and bias to be judge and jury if a statement is racist. And these days, almost everything is seen as racist by somebody. The Fourth of July is now considered a bastion of white supremacy according to some. I read today that visiting a National Park is a racist act. Which is a shame because I drive through one almost every day.
So I for one can't allow myself to be the one who makes an innocent comment that is judged racist and Kevin suffers for it. So this will be my last post here.
I will offer this, though. As Co-administrator of this blog, if there is something I can do I will. If Kevin wants to pull out, remove his name and relieve himself of the fear of repercussion for someone else's comments, I will happily keep the blog alive. I have a different style than Kevin, I'm sure you all know. He is a great blogger, entertaining and he obviously finds great stuff. I'm just a windbag that likes to bloviate.
But if there's something I can do Kevin, let me know. I'm untouchable. No job, no ambition. I'm independently wealthy, and owe no allegiance to anybody. I can say whatever I want. Any troll that wants to pursue me will have to come to the Sierras, and find my palatial estate up here in the mountains. And good luck with that.
So I will watch and observe. And I hope everyone will follow Kevin's request. He has far more to lose here than most. And know that almost anything you say can be twisted by someone who has a goal to silence other opinions. I believe our President rightly called that Totalitarianism.
So until we figure this out, I'll sign off. It's been a blast, my friends. What a run we had, right? And who knows, maybe it's not over yet. I haven't heard a fat lady singing.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
I know by now most of you have heard President Trump epic speech from Mt. Rushmore but I think it's well worth another look.
The following video touches on most of the highlights of that speech.
And now a few words on this very topic from our good friend, fellow patriot, and co-administrator of this little blog of ours.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Obviously I don't know this for certain but it seems reasonable to believe that the land the New York Times building sits on was once owned by some Indigenous Indian tribe.
You with me so far?
Well, maybe they ought to lead by example and implode their own building that sits on stolen land.
I mean, fair is fair, right?
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
If there's one thing I think we can all agree on is that our trolls have gotten completely out of control.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to block their bullshit.
I've grown increasingly weary of deleting their comments only to check back later to find 100 more.
Last night I went through my options which were.
1) Shut down the comments all together.
2) Set the comment section to members of this blog only.
3) Set it up so I have to approve every comment before it's published.
4) Let things go on the way they've been and let these bastards continue to wreck havoc on America's Blog.
I chose the third option.
It's not ideal. I get that.
Believe it or not there are times when I'm working that I won't be able to be on my phone.
But I'll do my best to get everything posted as fast as I can.
Now a quick note to Missy, Blue, TV Kid, Lady Ian, and the unknowing little fucker.
You fucking outta here Bitches!!!
Gee, I hope this doesn't come across as controversial...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
In my ongoing attempt to stay away from offensive and/or controversial topics I thought it'd be fun to share some internal stats with you guys today.
Nothing controversial about numbers, right?
You guys enjoy your day...