Archive for the ‘#politicalphilosoph’ Tag

Color Revolution or Coming Civil War?   Leave a comment

Congratulations, America, we now look like a Middle Eastern country. Street mobs are tearing apart some of our cities, trying to bring down a president they refuse to accept. An ex-Obama official is calling for a military coup. This sure looks like a color revolution.

The street rioters are pissed off because they apparently just recently discovered that the United States is not a democracy, but a federal republic. Donald Trump won the presidential election honestly, according to the Constitution … and that’s a good thing. Hillary Clinton is a bad person who should not be allowed anywhere near power. We should know that from the advice she gave Obama while Secretary of State … advice that she is proud of giving. I know this because I read her book Tough Choices. She’s thrilled by what she wrought in Libya. She encouraged the ravishing of Yemen. She was the architect of Obama’s red line in Syria.

Image result for image of anti-trump protestsBut, the street rioters are so determined to have the tyranny of democracy that they want to force a military coup and install Clinton as a dictator … forgetting that half the country is just as firm that they don’t want her … and they followed the long-standing rules of our nation to elect someone other than her.

So, is there a viable solution to this drive for half of the country to tyrannize the other half the country in regular cycles?

Yes. Have you heard that California hs discussing secession? Apparently, the movement is gaining momentum. Yay! Let’s hope it’s ultimately successful.

Yeah, yeah, yeah … “conventional wisdom” since Lincoln subjugated the South is that states are not morally and legally entitled to secede from the Union. That’s NONSENSE!

The historical truth is that secession is as American as apple pie. These United States were founded in secession. Had the original 13 colonies not seceded from England, there would have been no independent country that we now recognize as America. Go read the Declaration of Independence. Do you honestly think that the same people who took up arms to secede from England then chose to make it impossible for a state to secede from what came out of that secession?

Related imageCalifornians have a right to secede. So do Alaskans, New Hampshiremen, Texans …. “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, …”

Furthermore, if Californias are so certain that President Donald Trump is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, then they should secede. It is as immoral for them to subject themselves and their children to the rule of Hitler as it is immoral for a battered wife and mother to subject herself and her child to the abuse of a tyrannical spouse. There’s the door. Go in peace!

I don’t happen to think Trump is Hitler. I didn’t vote for him, but other than that, most Californian Trump-haters would view me as a “deplorable”. I worship my God by living the lifestyle the Bible prescribes and I will not comply with demands that I violate God’s commands to make mere humans “happy”. I think my money does me (and the world) more good when I control it than when the government controls it. I am not a Trump supporter, but I’m definitely not a Clinton supporter. I like the Constitution and I think we ought to follow it. What would result wouldn’t look much like the America we live in now, but it would be a worthwhile country to live in.

But that country can never exist so long as anti-American Californians (and other blue staters) are demanding their anti-Constitutional positive “rights”. There’s no possibility of rational dialogue and increasingly even peaceful co-existence looks impossible. Two Americas exist – One is inhabited by people who voted for Donald Trump and those who didn’t vote for him, but support the basic system that elected him. The other half views the traditionalists as nothing more than foaming-at-the-mouth fascists. How can we ever come together if half of the country is bent on subjugating the other half? We who would be part of that subjugated class should do whatever we can to help these new-born secessionists to realize their dream of an independent California.

Image result for image of anti-trump protestsI doubt California will actually secede, simply because their huge welfare state requires a lot of federal aid, but hopefully, its efforts will get Americans to revisit secession. It’s necessary because as we are facing a color revolution and calls for a military coup are in the air. This topic couldn’t be timelier.

Why is this happening? We’ve reached the inevitable result of the “cultural wars.” If conservative-leaning Americans needed evidence that the cultural wars have given way to a philosophical divide headed toward actual civil war, events surrounding the candidacy and election of Trump have supplied it. You don’t have to love Trump to see what’s on the horizon. The problem isn’t Trump. If the rioters win and they install Hillary in his place, do they assume the violence will stop. I suspect not. People have a right to self-defense, whether that’s against a thug in an alley who wants their wallets or a leftist-led military coup.

What is occurring now is not a peaceful protest against a president half the voters didn’t choose. That’s what the Tea Party did in 2009 when Obama took over the entire government and hijacked the American dream to advance his socialist agenda. They gathered peacefully to wave signs and shout slogans and then went home to live their lives amid the wreckage that president foisted upon them. What’s happening in 2017 is a color revolution seeking a military coup. Hordes of leftist agitators have gradually ramped up their assault on those they disagree with. They started with trying to intimidate Trump voters with verbal and physical abuse, sometimes using weapons. After Trump was elected, the size and hostility of the street mobs expanded. Private property has been destroyed and more innocents have been harmed under the pretext of “protesting” Trump. Peaceful protesters don’t smash windows and set cars on fire. They don’t march down the middle of the street blocking traffic. These organized orgies of psychological warfare, property damage, and overt violence aren’t going to stop anytime soon because those who participate in them reject civil discourse and social harmony. Looking at the history of other countries who have gone through this, there are only four possible ways forward.

Conservatives and others who do not consider themselves leftists could surrender totally to leftist rule – don’t vote and resign yourself and your children to living in a socialist-communist country. That was the old-style Christian way of handling tyranny. It wasn’t fun, there were periodic purges and persecutions, but it has historically been one way to handle immoral government … just ignore it and hope it doesn’t notice you.

Civil war is a definite possibility. I don’t like it as an option because innocent people get killed along with the tyrants, but the fact is a lot of innocent people are being hurt and harrassed simply because they didn’t support Hillary Clinton for president. At some point, those people should have a right to self-defense. If a military coup is declared, we must either choose to fight or choose to be subjugated. There’s no middle ground.

Secession is a peaceful way for Americans with conflicting moralities to avert war by going their separate ways. Yeah, dissolving the United States of America is a radical approach to avoid bloodshed, but that’s better than a shooting war. We could still be friendly neighbors without all the fighting. The blues could live how they want and the reds could live how they want and we wouldn’t need to be at each other’s throats.

Is is still possible to restore the Constitutional republic that the Framers intended? I don’t know. I’d like to believe it is, but it would require us to abandon the imperial presidency and return all but the small handful of responsibilities that the Constitution assigns to the federal government to the states. Slaying the Leviathan created by Democratic and Republican politicians and refashioning our government so that it is in accord with the Constitution would allow the citizens of the states to enjoy freedom like none of us alive today has experienced.  Of course, the leftists consider not having control over their fellow citizens to be hell on earth, so they will fight that restoration with every molitov cocktail they lay their hands on.

They also would probably fight secession by the “red” states because they are certain they and only they should be in control and I think they recognize that the cities would need the “red” states’ resources if they hoped to survive. They’re not going to give that up. Which leaves civil war as the most likely scenario. This is what a color revolution looks like, folks. Color revolutions lead to civil wars or dictatorship.

God help us … and what are we the people going to do about it?

Russians Revealed Truth   2 comments

At this writing, it appears that the Electoral College has settled the matter in favor of the Constitution and Donald Trump will be the president … like it or not.

This entire electoral incident should warn us on just how insane the American elite has become. Presumably, they have access to the same Constitution that I have access to, so why is it that they seem unable to understand this very simple truth?

Image result for image of election interferenceThere has never been a national popular election for United State President. The Constitution provides for the states to elect the President and allows for states to decide what procedures to follow to do that. Theoretically, they could vary the procedures from state to state, but that isn’t the reality. Since 1836, the states have held statewide popular elections for President. Three states allow votes to be counted proportionally. The rest apportion electors according to the winnter of the statewide popular election. Additionally, 30 states require electors to vote with their statewide popular election. The media (and I suspect the public schools since I graduated) has put forth this fantasy of the national popular election, but it is a fantasy. It doesn’t exist. In fact, states should probably just stop giving their vote totals to the media until after the Electoral College meets. This might help with some people’s Electoral Delusional Complex.

On November 8, 2016, the voters in 51 states held popular elections (in accordance with the Constitution) and Donald Trump won 30 of those states. Hillary Clinton lost in a landslide. He may not be the best president we could have gotten. It’s entirely possibly he will not do what needs to be done. I suspect he’s better than Hillary would have been, but I don’t think that’s saying a whole lot. But he won the election and it’s time to move on.

Image result for electoral delusional complexBUT …

 

American elites are working to create a constitutional crisis as I write this, building up an immense head of steam that the Electoral College did not defuse.

Why? Because the Russians allegedly “intervened” in a US election. How did they do that?

They revealed the truth.

Yeah … shocking, right? How dare they!

But … wait … they told the truth and America’s elite overlords are upset about that?

 

Hmmm … maybe that tells us something about the elites that we really ought to pay more attention to.

The leaked emails were true and the truth they revealed ought to be huge news, talked about around every dinner table in America. Instead, the elites are trying to distract us with the revelation that RUSSIANS may have “interfered” with the election.

The inference is that the Russians did more than just reveal the truth at the worst possible time in the campaign for Hillary Clinton. I know people who are absolutely convinced that the Russians hacked the voting machines … even though that would be virtually impossible in 51 separate statewide elections, especially since some states use different systems at the district level … resulting in hundreds of different systems that would all need to be hacked. Yeah … can you say “Conspiracy Theory”?

Image result for electoral delusional complexBut, truthfully, they are mostly upset that the American people learned the truth about Hillary Clinton from her own camp and then voted based on that truth.

 

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. My decision was made months before the emails confirmed what I already knew, that Hillary Clinton is a lying warmonger who hates ordinary American people. But, for half a second in the voting booth, I almost filled in the oval for Donald Trump because I feared Hillary Clinton might win. Why was I more worried about it than I had been since March? I’d read those emails. I suspect a lot of people who read those emails filled in ovals for Donald Trump … because they had seen the truth about Hillary Clinton and they were voting against her and all that she stands for.

Democracy is supposed to be about allowing the people to self-govern through the ballot box. This time around, we rejected a candidate who had revealed herself to be an elitist snob, warmongering liar and enough of us embraced a candidate some of us don’t like. When it was Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012 there was no call to set aside the election results. Why? Because everybody … even the losers … accepted that the US system works and doesn’t need to be “fixed”, but also because most people recognized that Romney’s “49% of the electorate” comment was him opening his mouth to insert his foot by revealing himself to be an elite. So, why is it different now with Hillary?

 

I suspect a lot of Hillary supporters have refused to read the emails. Maybe none of our elites have read them. I did … well, a sizeable chunk of them. They were … damaging. If I’d liked Hillary before, I probably wouldn’t have liked her after reading them. And, I know people who did change their votes after reading them. The emails, because they were truth revealed, had that effect. Yet, the entire elite class, including nearly all major media, doesn’t seem to have read them. Or maybe they didn’t have that effect on them because they already knew that was the prevalent Democratic attitude toward the American people.

So, to my point of view, the Russians did us a favor by revealing the truth. They didn’t tell us their version of the truth. They released elitist emails that revealed the truth about the elites in their own words. So much more damaging than if the Russians had concocted lies.

 

Thos emails are a massive condemnation of American governance, especially in the Obama administration. The voters, now thusly informed, voted in their own better interests to pivot away from DC elites. I still doubt that Trump will “drain the swamp” or “make America great”, but I don’t fault my fellow voters for voting against Hillary. That is how democracy works … like it or not.

The Russians didn’t “interfere” with the election by enlightening the electorate with actual truth. Would we be having this conversation if the New York Times had released the information? I doubt it. We’d be excited to see real journalism back from the dark maze it has been wandering in. Can someone please lower a lantern into that sewer? Really, it would be wonderful to see the return of real journalism.

If you want to know what interference in an election looks like, go back and review what the elites have done to forestall the inaugaration of the people’s choice for President. Remember the riots? Remember the calls for Electoral College electors to disenfranchise the voters of their states and vote for Hillary? Do you hear the continued calls for Congress to step in and overrule the EC?

Yeah, THAT is interference in an election and you don’t have to love Donald Trump to recognize it.

A Path to the Future   Leave a comment

I couldn’t care less that “my guy” didn’t win the election. How come? It was never really about Gary Johnson entering the White House. I cared more about him getting 5% of the vote or actually bringing the discussion about politics to a discussion about values.

He sort of disappointed me in that regard. His Vice Presidential candidate, Bill Weld really disappointed me.

Image result for image of freedomFor decades, I avoided the Libertarian Party for the most part. They seemed so … anti. They appeared to come off as against family, religion, tradition, culture, and social institutions. While I was always leery of the state, I didn’t believe that self-interested indulgence and capitalistic individualism in the absence of moderating morality was going to work. Given human nature’s obvious bent toward destruction, it seemed pretty naive to believe that individuals wouldn’t bash each other’s heads in fighting over whatever stuff they wanted.

Does that sound familiar? Well, it’s certainly the argument that some people have made to me in the run up to this election. “Anarchism is as bad as communism. People are destructive animals without someone controlling them.” (That came from Twitter).

What changed my mind was interacting with anarchists and libertarians who seemed to care about family, faith, culture and social institutions. They recognized that, in the absence of the state, civil society is a means to organize human affairs. They understood that family is the first, last, and most important line of defense for the individual against the government.  Religion teaches morality, which is the seedbed of ethics. Tradition and culture allow us to work together without a government overseer. And social institutions are the best way for individuals to coordinate with other individuals to accomplish things that no one individual can do alone. When they spoke of liberty, they did not mean an ideology of atomized individuals, soullessly conducting economic transactions between bouts of self-interested hedonism.

So why doesn’t the rest of the world know about this brand of libertarianism? Maybe it’s because we totally have sucked at marketing it. Liberty is simply the negation of state power in society. It is not a political third way between Left and Right or some a hybrid ideology. History shows that liberty works. We don’t need a new product. We need to market our product better. But if liberty worked so well in the past, why hasn’t it endured? Mainly because it’s always under assault and has never been widely understood or accepted.

When I speak of individualism, I mean that you don’t have the right to use the state to force me to do things your way and that I don’t have the right to use the state to force you to do things my way. That’s liberty. I’m not talking about total self-sufficiency, because that is a practical impossibility. Individualism and liberty don’t mean that there are not rules that we must follow in order to live in community. Liberty shouldn’t separate us from our families, which are the smallest unit of community. Individualism doesn’t mean we think communities are bad. Actually, individual liberty should enhance the community. Healthy individuals who are happy with their personal lives are much more likely to give a healthy effort in their community. Diversity strengthens us all and diversity is best pursued by individuals by personal choice rather than by groups under threat of force. And make no mistake — the collectivists believe in their vision of community so strongly they will force you at the point of a gun to get on board their bondage train.

I hope that the next few years will allow us to promote a different vision of liberty – a robust, pragmatic vision in keeping with reality and human nature. Liberty does not need to be at war with culture, tradition, family, religion or community. It just needs to fit the world as it really exists.

Image result for image of wide open roadI’m not sure that the Libertarian Party will bring this message to the world. It might fall to us little-l libertarians to bring this message.

We are proudly pro-property, pro-ownership, pro-trade and anti-welfare. We are unapoletically anti-state, anti-Fed, anti-globalist and anti-war. We openly support decentralization, secession, and localism. We are unafraid to appeal to populism and bourgeois materialism. We are welcoming toward religion, tradition, and family.

That’s who I am as a libertarian. At this moment in history, we have a huge opportunity to forge a new path to the future that is lit by libertarian principles. We face the biggest political and social upheaval since the 1960s. It’s been about 200 years since there was a better time to sell libertarianism in the marketplace of human action. The road looks wide open … if we would choose to take it.

Posted November 12, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Political Philosophy

Tagged with , ,

Playing Politics Can Be Fun until It Unleashes Hell | Joey Clark   1 comment

Any time I can find an article that dumps on both of the major party candidates with equal fervor, I am thrilled. Lela

Most politicians and their followers are not cynical enough about politics. They hate the players but not the game. What if we all become hopeful cynics – cynical of man’s lust to dominate his fellows, yet lovers of man all the same?

 

 

Found on FEE Source: Playing Politics Can Be Fun until It Unleashes Hell | Joey Clark

Posted August 8, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

The Nationalist-Socialist Moment Is Here | Kevin D. Williamson   Leave a comment

Most people do not want their values to be tolerated — they want their values to prevail.

Source: The Nationalist-Socialist Moment Is Here | Kevin D. Williamson

atleastihaveafrigginglass

What could possibly go wrong?

Who the Hell Knows?

The name says it all.

Rebellious Hazelnuts

Surreal Stories, Very Tall Tales

Adjusting My Sails

When the wind doesn't blow the way you want, adjust your sails

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Writer vs the World

In search of beauty, inspired by literature.

Inside My Mind

Words from my brain

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Tales + Tails: Novel Writing + Culture + Compassion

Fairfax & Glew

Vigilante Justice

The Wolf's Den

Overthink Everything

SaltandNovels

Sprinkling wonder into writing

Remmington Reads

A book enthusiast bringing you all things bookish

MiddleMe

Becoming Unstuck

%d bloggers like this: