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Basket Case   Leave a comment

Brad has wanted to say something about being called “deplorable”, but it’s moose hunting season here, so he’s been slow in producing the article. Here we go. Lela

 

According to Hillary Clinton, half of Donald Trump’s supporters are merely anxious about the future and too dumb to realize that she is the answer to their worries. The other half belong to a “basket of deplorables” because they are “racist, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”

Image result for image of hillary in basket of deplorablesIt’s not the first time I’ve been called those things, just not by people who actually know me. My wife (the Indian tribal card holder) doesn’t think I’m a racist. My best friend (an Alaska Eskimo) doesn’t think I’m a racist. The black guys I spent six months working with in a remote location (who tried to teach me to call them “nigga”) don’t think I’m a racist. My former roommate in Houston (a gay man) didn’t think I was homophobic, though he did really wish I was willing to “give gay a chance” (his words, not mine). The female electricians I’ve worked with in the union have requested me for a foreman because they know I’m not a sexist. We attend a church with a large immigrant ministry and we are friends with many of these folks, so I don’t think I’m a xenophobe. We know several people who used to be Muslim, but who have converted to Christianity of their own choice … does that make me an Islamophobe?

But I have been accused of those things in the past because I have expressed a common sense opinion on affirmative action, gender differences, traditional marriage, immigration or terrorism … just to name a few. The persons who defamed me held the opposite opinion, so therefore, I couldn’t just be sincerely convinced by fact … I must be a mentally ill Neanderthal bent on destroying society as we know it.

What is it about some segments of society that they have this desperate urge to demonize their fellow citizens? Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia and global warming denial are the new seven deadly sins. And like far too many in orthodox conservative churchianity, the progressive faithful are less interested in celebrating their own “salvation” as they are in condemning those who refuse to convert to the progressive dogma.

I listened to Hillary’s speech, available on you-tube, and heard the LGBT audience laugh as Hillary trashed her fellow citizens. Hillary and her fellow progressives are certain that our resistance to their  way of thinking is powered by hatred of blacks, gays, immigrants, Muslims, women. For all their postmodern babble about relativism and multiculturalism, progressives are much quicker to judge and harsher in their judgments than the most rigid bun-lady in the most backwater part of the country.

Hence – basket of deplorables! Hillary outted her entire quasi-religion as judgmental, vengeful and unforgiving with that singular phrase. Hillary stood behind her rainbow flag and marginalized one-quarter of American adults as racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic and sexist. Without a shred of evidence, by the way! And for her willingness to perform that deplorable action, many progressives proclaimed Hillary a social justice warrior. They took to social media to insist that if you were bothered by the labels Hillary pasted you with it was because you know deep down inside that you own those labels. It couldn’t possibly be that you just see things differently than they do and that your view has as much validity as theirs.

 

For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

Now this is the basis for judging:  that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the lightbecause their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God 

John 3:16-20 NET Translation

As a Christian, I would never say that someone was irredeemable, as Hillary did in her speech, but I would point out that if you cheered as she painted one quarter of the American voters with excrement … you may well be the reason that this country is so divided and unable to come together. Because as long as you judge me as evil and irredeemable, I have no desire to seek compromise with you. Why would I cooperate with anyone who is bent upon subjugating me, my beliefs and my way of life beneath ideologies that I find deplorable? Yes, I just used that word to describe progressives. Let’s see if Lela edits me.

 

 

Les Deplorables   Leave a comment

Bionic Mosquito from Lew Rockwell

 

Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? –          Les Misérables

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that half the supporters of her Republican rival Donald Trump belonged in a “basket of deplorables…”

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan voiced concern that the U.S. economic and political system could be undermined by what he called “crazies.”

The deplorables…the crazies…. While I will not vouch for the character of every single Trump supporter (or whoever it is to whom Greenspan refers), the derogatory remarks by these two stalwarts of the current system are pointed in the wrong direction.

Central banking, unending wars, revolving door between Washington and New York, crony trade deals, big-business-favoring regulation, ever increasing price inflation and taxes, stagnating wages, unemployment, ever-increasing indebtedness – personal, corporate and government, lack of ability to save for retirement.

It is against these which the deplorable crazies are revolting.  Many may not articulate it this way – not even Trump – but there it is.

Source: Les Deplorables

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Johnson Could Win By a Landslide   1 comment

My husband Brad became a basket case this last week, according to Hillary Clinton. He’s a Trump supporter. We’ve discussed it. He doesn’t love Trump, but he thinks he’s better than Hillary and he has a chance to beat Hillary. Brad doesn’t think Gary Johnson has a chance to winning the election and he doesn’t want to waste his vote and endure 4-8 years of Hillary’s tyranny and probably 25 years of a Clinton-selected Supreme Court. I find a lot of people feel that way. I hear their concerns, but I don’t care. I’m done voting for the lesser of two evils, so I’m going to vote for someone I don’t have to hold my nose to justify.

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My reasons for not voting for Trump are many. I don’t bend over backwards on topics of race. I believe reverse racism is a real thing that is as wrong as traditional racism, but we’re ignoring it at our peril. I don’t believe Trump is actually anti-immigrant, but I think there are probably a lot of well-meaning Muslims who will get caught up in his efforts to control a view. I don’t like the surveillance state and I don’t think Trump will do anything to make it go away. Everything I’ve studied in economics says protectionist tariffs have negative consequences and Trump is pro-protectionist-tariff. Yes, he’s a brilliant business man, but he can’t take the US government into bankruptcy when the balance sheet won’t balance.

My reasons for not voting for Hillary are many. I’ve read her books and she’s a tyrant that just hasn’t come to power yet. I oppose nepotism in government and she is the poster child for nepotism. She has no economic experience to speak of. She is pro-universal health care, damn the American people’s wishes. She’s a war-monger who as Secretary of State presided over the US instigation of four wars that we didn’t need to be involved in (and probably wouldn’t have happened if we hadn’t created the right conditions for them) and the expansion of the two wars we were already in. Did I mention I read her books? In her latest book, she not only took credit for those wars, but gloried in them. They are her proudest achievements. She thought the Obama administration was remiss in not starting more of them. I’m sure the people who have died in Libya, Egypt, the Ukraine and Syria praise her for all the help.

The other day, she showed her true colors – labeling one-quarter of American voters as “deplorable.” This is on par with Obama’s labeling western Pennsylvanians as “clingers” for holding American values like faith and gun ownership in higher regard than his elitism esteems necessary. The difference is that Clinton is not a black man who can wave around the slavery meme whenever she wants. She’s a white woman raised in a securely middle-class home who has succeeded rather well in the world. So while people find excuses for Obama being a bigot, Hillary comes off as a bitch on par with Mitt Romney saying he was going to ignore the people who didn’t agree with him. That one statement cost Romney the 2012 election. Will independents be as smart about Clinton?

She has tried to pull that statement back, but the words are out there and they are hurtful, elitist, untrue, and bigoted. That Hillary has shown us her inner thoughts about the working-class of this nation is NOT a reason to vote for Trump. It should be a reason to not vote for Hillary. The fact is that if you’re a hard-working white person who couldn’t afford to go to college because of the economy Hillary’s husband created, goes to church, believes the Bible informs your life, and thinks you ought to have a voice in how the country you live in conducts itself and treats you … Hillary Clinton and her supporters thinks you’re deplorable and should only be allowed to participate if you vote the way they say. If you haven’t had an effective raise in 20 years and you resent that your kid can’t get an after-school job to pay for college because someone with a Sonoran accent and no visa has taken it, and you think the government ought to listen to the people of all regions and not just the blue ones, then you’re not worth the time of day for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her elitist hordes.

That would be almost enough to convince me to vote for Trump … except I have made a better choice and I think Trump doesn’t mean most of what he says. This could be where I reveal myself, because I am a college educated bi-racial from a working class family who recognizes that my parents were more knowledgeable on a whole host of topics than many of my teachers. So, I’m speaking to the 60% of most of the supporters these two have who say they don’t like their candidate, but they don’t like the other candidate more.

gary-johnsonIf you limit your choices to the two main parties, you’ve limited yourself to choosing between two tyrants who, after the election, will commence ignoring you so they can enact their own agenda. You don’t have to limit yourself. The only reason “third parties never win” is that the voters fall for the propaganda that “third parties never win”. They don’t vote for third party candidates because they believe this lie. If you choose to ignore the lie just this one time, a third party candidate could win because 60% of half the voters times 2 is – 60% of the electorate. If everyone who doesn’t really like their candidate stops buying the lie, Johnson wins by a landslide and the other two split the remaining 40%.

So Brad has some thoughts on being called a basket case and I agreed he could post them, pending my approval. #basketofdeplorables, #neverhillary, #nevertrump, #johnsonforpresident

 

I’d Like a President #basketofdeplorables   1 comment

Image result for gary johnsonI would like a president who wants to represent the entire country and not put people in separate baskets with some designated as untouchable.

Either Hillary or Trump is going to give me that, so I am voting for Gary Johnson. Who cares if he doesn’t know (on a moment’s notice) where Allepo is? At least he’s not insulting pluralities of the nation’s voters in an effort to get bigots to like him more.

Image result for gary johnson quotesImagine if we had a president who asked all the parties to sit down and discuss things like grownups while allowing individuals to retain their rights to be themselves and not be dominated by others. What could we accomplish?

Just thought I would introduce some sanity into this stupid food fight.

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