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YALL QAEDA SEIZURE OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT FACILITY IN OREGON BEARS OUT THE TERRORISM DOUBLE STANDARD IN AMERICA

Posted in AMMON BUNDY, CLIVEN BUNDY, HAMMOND RANCHER ARSON CASE, SO-CALLED PATRIOTS on 04/01/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I read just recently a post Facebook post by Janet Shaffer of Southside Beach, South Carolina who makes a clearheaded argument of just what the seizure of a building at the Bureau of Land Management’s outpost at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by so called “patriots” lead by Ammon Bundy in response to the return to prison of two ranchers found guilty of arson on federal land. Shaffer states, “This meets all legal definitions of a terrorist act. Unfortunately, people will probably die over this, but the government cannot allow armed occupation of even a trivial gift shop. They want to support the ranchers, so they should raise money for an appeal lawyer or try to peacefully lobby for a change in the laws. These ranchers had their day in court and lost. Guns and protests should not mix.

The response to Shaffer from one commenter got me thinking. Eric Urquidi, of Simi Valley, California had this to say, “Maybe because not one building has been destroyed, not one vehicle set on fire or broken in to. Not even a damn candy bar was stolen. American citizens occupying American citizen owned land. Our tax dollars manage it, or tax dollars built the building.. and now black lives matter are mad because now they look like a bunch of Fucking goons. Can’t even have a protest without stealing some Shit on the way through town. This is the start of something big. This is how you do it.”

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So by Mr Urquidi’s logic if a group of armed Muslims occupied the National Cathedral when it was unoccupied and decided they were going to stay there until two Muslims were released from prison and that Muslims could worship there as they wished this would be seen as the same sort of “patriotic” protest? And here is the root of my problem with what is going on in Burns, Oregon. This has nothing to do with the Hammond family or the crimes they committed; this is about the desire to get white American conservatives to finally come to the event that sparks the “revolution” these religious far right militia people have wanted since Ruby Ridge.

The anger that the Bundys have for government goes back generations to Cliven Bundy’s father David Ammon Bundy who was run out of a town he built because he was not granted the right to water on federal land. Now it is the time for David Bundy’s grandson, Ammon Bundy, to raise the flag of “Captain Moroni” and fight the federal government. This is what is happening by one hundred or so heavily armed people in Burns, Oregon. One member has already told the press that he is willing to die at Malheur and I can’t imagine he is the only ultrafanatic in a group of fanatics. This is about far more than a case at law or even the rights of the people. This is about a lust for martyrdom by a fringe group of white people who see no other means by which to regain power they feel was taken from them by the federal government. Sadly, this was power that they never had in the first place.

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In Hindsight
Now, all Americans can do is sit and watch and wait, just like me to see just how stupid these people are. I hope the weather makes their declaration that they could stay there for years an impossibility. The forecast for this week is very cold and heavy snow tomorrow.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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H L MENCKEN: CLIVEN BUNDY AND THE EXPOSURE OF THE NEW CONFEDERACY TO THE BLIND AND DEAF IN THE HINTERLANDS

Posted in CLIVEN BUNDY, H L MENCKEN OPINIONS on 03/01/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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In my first life, I covered the Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee and many have read about the buffoonery and bombast that rang around the numerous ill prepared rags of the day that called themselves newspapers. Today in America there is a new circus of mystery that pervades the drugstores and barber shops of places that are still mostly white and decentralized from urban life. I have heard people call these bastions of conservatism the flyover states, red states or even the “real” America. None of those do these places justice. Even here in Hell, those with viewpoints that would seem more suitable to the early 20th Century South, still gather in their millions in places like the city-state of Sheol where coal is king.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids – and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch – they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do. And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.” — Cliven Bundy

Cliven Bundy made the statement above about the black experience in America. nearly to a man or woman, the descendants of slaves brought to America to do the hard work and receive no reward as free Human Beings for it. Even to this day, the black man in America is treated as a second class citizen first and foremost for being so arrogant as to want to be treated as an equal while being held to the standards of those who have eaten at the gold inlaid table of privilege and wealth for every day since the colonists dried their feet at Jamestown in 1607.

Denigration of the man in this case is not necessary; anymore than it was way back when I was covering Bryan’s antics in the South in a matter of who made what and by what means in regard to Human Evolution. Bundy’s words are his own and his opinion in this matter exposes some of the nature of the people who bang and shout against a government that is by its very design and intent a manifest bulwark to their profit, protection and purpose. The power structure in your United States of America, from the beat cop on the street to the Justices Nine on the Supreme Court are seated there for the benefit of those who have by and large looked and believed as the Cliven Bundy’s do.

I am exposing no great secret here. Most people who feel as Bundy does, and I would place their numbers in the mid tens of millions in America, want the extended privilege, however, of being able to feel this way and not have to express it publicly. That the Negro prospered in the days of slavery is no more true than saying a woman is sexually satisfied by a brutish, days long rape. Men like Bundy are angered that black Americans receive things like welfare and food stamps but they do not think with their hollow heads ringing with biblical quotes that deny freedom about the path these people’s antecedents were forced to travel to simply rise out of slavery to a state of abject second class status at the end of the 19th Century. Lavish brick and mortar of opinion has been constructed into a wall of ignorance by these people who willfully harangue anyone who makes this argument. They shout to their blessed Heaven where they know all things are bedecked in their favorite colors–white and gold, that the slaves were freed by Lincoln, a Republican and after that date the blacks freed of their shackles were the equal of every and several white men. This is the lie wrapped in the patriotic bunting of the American flag and carried by a white man in a Klan hood that tramples black lives to this very day. By my accounting those black families that have stayed together and have used their talents to become simply middle class are a miraculous success story facing the headwind of institutionalized bigotry for profit from the cradle to the grave. The Cliven Bundy’s of the world would have preferred that a sympathetic South would have kept these people in bondage for their own prosperity in a New Confederacy that can profit from suffering.

How then–I ask you reader– is that wish different from corporations who are themselves capitalist demigods who profit from black and brown men being institutionalized? Is this any different from the profit made by the majority on the broken lives of the minority from crack, liquor and other mind addling substances marketed to the suffering and miserable masses? The tens of millions of conservatives are too blinded by their own privilege to see this and too deaf to hear it; they only hear the sweet song of a chambered round in their guns and the thump of their Bibles that give them comfort despite the wind that rises in the form of change that certainly will come in the generation over the horizon.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

H L Mencken, O.B.R.E., D.S.V.J., C.S., O.Q.H [Journ.]
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FAITH VERSUS FRUSTRATION, OR, THE HUBRIS OF . . .

Posted in CIVIL UNREST IN AMERICA, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, CRAZY MISSOURI, FEARSPEAK, FERGUSON MISSOURI, FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags , , , , , on 19/08/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I puzzled over the word that should end the title for so long that I’ll leave the answer up to you, the reader. Watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri has taught me a very valuable lesson over the last week. That lesson is that I cannot understand the situation unless I was actually there. I can draw parallels to many of the missteps taken in the small community to the kidnapping last week of two Amish girls in upstate New York.

Errors are constantly made in situations where a person is confronted with violent crime. The need to make a victim of a crime, as I still believe Michael brown was, appear perfect by his family and horribly flawed to the point of deserving the consequences of their victimhood by others is chief among those errors. Michael Brown, clearly wasn’t a saint, but who among you there on Terra or I here in Hell is? There was something written in a great book about casting the first stone that applies to everyone. There was the narrative of a good kid who was going to college which furled the outrage among progressive bloggers and tweeters which was rekindled by the gleeful “I told you so” chorus from those on the Right after the videotape was released of Brown stealing cigars and shoving a store owner as he and his accomplice fled.

As I watched the video, which matched what we here know happened in the final minutes of Michael Brown’s life, in the conference room with my editor-in-chief, Cavalor Epthith and editorial page editor Diane Valencen, I wondered out loud just what was the purpose of releasing that video. As it stands in 2014 in the United States of America is it simply okay for law enforcement to kill a person because they walked down the street? And if not is it acceptable for the police to release previous actions of the victim to engender sympathy by creating a “thuggish” persona around him or her?

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These questions bother me because it goes back to the way Americans today deal with the everyday effects that crime and death have on thousands of Americans every day. I saw on Twitter a link to a story that showed how the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter was portrayed the first time the media showed a picture of him. He looked like any other geeky white kid. The first photo I saw of Mike Brown looked terribly imposing. Double standard? I would have to say so.

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And this finally brings me to the two little Amish girls in New York state. I am glad they are home again with their family. I read where the parents have forgiven their kidnappers and I have also learned where the girls were tragically sexually abused during their 23 hour ordeal. The mother of the 12 and 7 year old said that while she was glad to have her girls back things are not the same as they were. But if these parents who have had their little girls’ lives brutally changed forever have not lost their faith why is it so easy for the the citizens of Ferguson to be vilified for being so frustrated that their native son? To understand how I am looking at this now you have a question to answer. What would your reaction be if the Progressive blogosphere were calling the two girls little whores who really wanted to go off on a sexual escapade in a car with two strangers? Yes, even for me to say such a thing would be pretty shocking. In the end that’s what the conservatives have done with the Mike Brown case over and over again.

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In Hindsight
Even now, having read to this point the conservatives that come here are saying to themselves, well the Amish didn’t burn their town to the ground or target every car they saw driving by until their girls were returned. That is almost a fair analysis if you value property over people and lucre over life. And here we go again that sentence will turn every conservative mind to the “holocaust of abortion.” And so it goes in 2014 in America the time you have all been waiting for when the tipping point in society was passed and you see the face of who cause the eventual decline into chaos. It is going to be surprising when conservatives see not Rush Limbaugh looking back at them or even some conservative gun loving Oathkeeper who has assassinated a prominent politician. No that person is you right wing “law and order” fanatic. This is your failure and the solution to the problem that has gripped America for the past thirty years, yes another question, “What happens when the peace is breached in an age when the police have the equipment of the military but not the training to deal with a frustrated American public?” Every 2nd amendment and New Testament clinging TEA Party freak ought to be at the barricades with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but of course to those bitter clingers this cause is not their cause as Cliven Bundy’s was for reasons to them that are as plain as the nose on your face.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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CLIVEN LANCE BUNDY TURNS HIMSELF IN AFTER FAILURE TO APPEAR ON PROBATION VIOLATION

Posted in CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , on 15/07/2014 by sarahbloch

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Cliven Lance Bundy, the son of renegade rancher Cliven Bundy, who nearly lit the spark for an armed war near Bunkerville, Nevada in April of this year turned himself in to Las Vegas police after failing to appear at a court hearing scheduled for 1 July 2014 media sources are reporting. Bundy, 34, who plead guilty to felony burglary and weapons theft charges in February 2013, is reported to have missed several court appearances. One the date Bundy was to appear in Las Vegas, 8 July 2014, it is alleged he was having outpatient surgery. Cliven Lance Bundy was given five years probation and ordered to go through a drug counselling program as a result of his guilty plea, however, Bundy did not complete the program citing medical waivers. His drug addiction to prescription opiates has been attributed to surgery he had in 2003.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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THE CONSERVATIVE MIND: JERAD MILLER, AMANDA MILLER AND THE NATURE OF THE ANGRY WHITE CONSERVATIVE

Posted in AMAZONA IS A CUNT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, ANDREW BRIETBART, ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN, BENGHAZI, BIGOTRY, CHECKERS SPEECH, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE SEX SCANDAL, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNT D'HARICOTS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DEATH PANELS, DIRECTAT JAVETH NATHUX, DIVERSITY, DRUDGE REPORT, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GATEWAY PUNDIT, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN RAMPAGE, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HOT MESS, JUSTICE, LAAL HETHRI, MADMAN MANIFESTO with tags , on 10/06/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I’d be willing to bet every sturnii that I have that your run of the mill, non fact checking, “No true Scotsman,” white, conservative over the age of 50 would grow beet red in the face if you asked them what they think of Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller this morning. Curiously, noted conservative forums have grown very silent about the gun violence murder of two Las Vegas Police officers on Sunday.To cover this case, as a journalist meant that I had to wait for as many details about the couple to be confirmed before writing anything about their murderous ammosexual anti-government rampage. Mercifully, only three people died at their cowardly hands the ultimate tragedy for the families of the victims. What I do get from the events that unfolded midday in Las Vegas, Nevada is that this young white couple opened a door into the minds of the “victimized” white conservative and what these people think. Their burning hatred for government rules and regulations, that for the first time in American history rip open the protective veneer of their unearned privilege and expose them to the carnivorous sink or swim ethics of capitalism, are naked and on public display for all of Terra to see. And of course, Jim Hoft got it wrong, horribly wrong.

The truth of the matter is my job is very easy this morning; all I have to do is report what is known and verified. Unlike conservative bloggers and forum posters to write this story I don;t have to make wild assumptions or create lies out of whole cloth. Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller are anti-government “patriots” who said things that the majority of blog commenters at Breitbart would agree with. This couple did things that many of the commenters at Mark Edward Noonan’s BlogsforVictory have said they wanted to do for quite some time. It shatters the notions that conservatives are anti-government citizens who will have to be pushed to violence. Destroyed is the conservative ideal, tragically, that a concealed carry permit will save your life and make you a hero in such a scenario. In the end old world thinking, a male dominated notion of how society operates, got the man in the Wal-Mart killed. A brief scanning of Men in Black [See the clip posted above for clarification] might have saved that guy’s life and made him get the heck out of the store or better start with Amanda Miller and then turn his all powerful weapon Jerad. Having a gun means nothing if you aren’t going to clear your head of the bullshit that this group is harmless and that gender isn’t capable of “x”. But enough of that this guy will have Eternity to ponder the “what the fucks” of what happened to him in a flash of gunpowder. And so nobody goes there, this isn’t a false flag operation brought to you by the Obama Administration, but it might be the start of death panels. And no this isn’t the time to change the subject to what some black person in Chicago did this past weekend with a gun, because guns are still the problem.

Here’s a snippet from Jerad’s TEA Party inspired manifesto:

We can hope for peace. We must, however, prepare for war. We face an enemy that is not only well funded, but who believe they fight for freedom and justice. Those of us who know the truth and dare speak it, know that the enemy we face are indeed our brothers. Even though they share the same masters as we all do. They fail to recognize the chains that bind them. To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed. May the best men of our beloved nation stand and fight tyranny, without fear and without regret. May we stand proud as free men instead of kneeling as slaves. May we offer our children a free and just world with our blood, sweat and tears as payment. Let our wives and lovers take vengeance upon our enemies in our absence. We cannot fail in this endeavor of Liberty, if we do we risk leaving our orphaned children to the will of tyrants. We, cannot with good conscience leave this fight to our children, because the longer we wait, our enemies become better equipped and recruit more mercenaries of death, willing to do a tyrants bidding without question. I know you are fearful, as am I. We certainly stand before a great and powerful enemy. I, however would rather die fighting for freedom, than live on my knees as a slave. Let it be known to our children’s children that free men stood fast before a tyrants wrath and were found victorious because we stood together. That we all cast aside our petty differences and united under the banner of Liberty and Truth. May future generations look back upon this time in history with awe and gratitude, for our courage to face tyranny, so that they could live happy and free.

Now does any of that shit sound familiar???

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In Hindsight
Conservative America you now own what lives in the Souls of more than half of those who claim your ideology. Personally, I’d rather be associated with the disabled, single mothers on Food Stamps, elderly citizens trying to maintain their dignity, Latinos, Blacks, Gays, Lesbians, Tansgender people and anyone else who wants to live in a diverse and inclusive society than people who think their religion and their guns are going to save them both on Terra and in the Afterlife. Conservatives, butt hurt by how obviously one of them this couple was, will deny any of the glaring and consistent connections to their causes the Millers had. Their wanting to live by the Constitution, their joining the “fight” in Bunkerville, NV to support Cliven Bundy, their joyous praise of themselves being willing to die for future generations. Yeah, check, check and check. This sounds like Neocon and Retired Spook and Jeremiah all rolled up into two pasty skinned bigoted and angry pair of failures who preferred to die than to live. Are these the death throes of conservatism in America? Probably not. But what I do think this is is a trend toward people who have nothing who need to find someone anyone to blame for their failure. It’s not the imagined thought police of the US DOJ that will do the most harm to anti-government conservatives it is the fact that these people cannot rationally think for themselves.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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CLIVEN BUNDY: CONSERVATIVE RACIST

Posted in CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY with tags , on 24/04/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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For all those so called non-bigots that supported Cliven Bundy in his desire to freeload off the federal government here’s what you’ve really been supporting all along– bigotry:

So, let me get this straight. Cliven Bundy who refuses to acknowledge the federal government of the United States thinks black people are freeloaders? I think conservatives really need to take a good long look into the spreading shadow of racism, misogyny, homophobia and bigotry that now dominates their political thinking.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

Posted in 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, ADVERTISING, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN, BAD JOURNALISM, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BREITBART, BREITBART IS STILL DEAD, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA?, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CURRENT EVENTS, DEATH PANELS, DEBT CEILING, DOOMSDAY PREPPERS, DREAM ACT, ERIC HOLDER, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FETAL PERSONHOOD, FOX NEWS, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HAPPINESS, HATE, HELL V. UNITED STATES, HELLAC CAMPAIGN TO END BIGOTRY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION, HILLARY CLINTON, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT 2016, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 2016, HOMOPHOBIA, HOT MESS, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION REFORM, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KARL ROVE, KEL'HESH'AR, LAAL HETHRI, LEGALIZE ADULT SEX WORK IN AMERICA, LIHEAP, MILEY CYRUS, MURDER SUICIDE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE, OBAMACARE, OBESITY IN AMERICA, OCCUPY DC, OCCUPY WALL STREET, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PASTOR CHARLES PHELPS, PASTOR JACK SCHAAP, PASTOR TERRY JONES, PAUL RYAN, POLITICS, POLITICS IN THE BUFF, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, REALITY CHECK, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RUSH LIMBAUGH, RUSSIAN ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAWS, SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, SARAH PALIN, SEX, TEA PARTY, TECTONIC SHIFTS, TED CRUZ, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE BEST OF TERRAN TV, THE BEST OF THE WEB, THE BLAZE, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE SKY IS FALLING, THE TRIBALISM REPORT, THE WAR ON THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, TIM WISE, TODD AKIN, TOO BIG TO FAIL, TWERKING, U.S. ECONOMY, UNREST IN AMERICA, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THIS SHIT UP, WE SEE YOU, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WINGNUT ROUNDUP, WOMEN'S RIGHTS with tags , , , on 16/04/2014 by sarahbloch

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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