Drawing Lines

British Foreign Office memorandum, 1927 version of the Treaty of Sèvres, Sykes–Picot agreement, Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, Mandatory Palestine, and the Emirate of Transjordan.


Meme of the Day


Bullet Points: 

** (American Thinker) “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie… Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property….” — Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in The Communist Manifesto

One of the most distressing trends to witness in the modern era is the government’s trajectory towards utilitarianism that leaves behind it a bloody wake of “useless eaters.” Finding a person’s value not in his/her humanity but in subjective and ever-changing standards of worth (commoditized humanity) is rampant within leftism — which is why they’re such vocal proponents of abortion and euthanasia. Human rights abuses, and eventually state-sponsored murder, seem to always emerge as the “solutions.”

** Signed into law by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in June 2021, the law declares invalid all federal laws infringing on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Missouri Constitution.

The act declared “that federal supremacy does not apply to federal laws that restrict or prohibit the manufacture, ownership, and use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition within the state because such laws exceed the scope of the federal government’s authority.”

** There was a time when the census was just a head count. That is no longer the case.


  1. “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie…”

    The “proletariat” eh? Sure. Funny how so much capital ends up in the hands of a small and shockingly homogeneous group of persons. (I speak of course of Harvard Business School grads. What ELSE could I possibly have had in mind?)

    All that talk about “the proletariat” was merely cover for Marx’s fantasies of personal power and revenge (always with the revenge) wherein he’d finally be able to show the cruel and censorious world what a great man he was. And of course to make his father eat his words. Daddy Marx had Karl’s number. At least Socrates (or Plato) had the moral courage to openly declare himself fit for being a philosopher-king. (Socrates was an asshole. If he lived today, he’d be antifa.) But Karl didn’t even have the honesty for that.

    • Different religious groups often have revenge fantasies. Various messiahs are on their way to kick everyone’s ass, from the hidden Imam to Jesus. Sometimes charismatic leaders like Spartacus or Ghengis Khan arrive on the scene. Some like Buddha, Confucius, and Jesus are transformative in different ways.

      We all want justice. We all want a champion.

      • Pray for mercy, not justice.

        I go on about how our popular culture is largely created by persons full of resentment (because it’s true), but they, and many of our prominent politicians, are also masters of psychological projection.

        Freud was an appalling cokehead and probably a sexual deviant as well, but he was onto something with his theories about projection. (That said, I have the very strong impression that his Oedipal theory stuff was a combination of projection and desperately trying to normalize the deeply weird stuff in his own head by claiming that his personal messed up desires were universal.)

  2. The American Community survey, set in place under The Magical Mr O’s regime is so unconstitutional yet people happily fill it out. It was sold to Americans as benign and beneficial, with all sorts of “community perks headed our way” (what a joke). It is not, it’s information mining. In fact, as the article points out, the government criminals set this up so that failing to answer the questions can open the door to fines and harassment. How nice of them. “Answer these questions or else!…Vee Haf Veys to make you comply!”

    My answer was to toss their wasted paper into the burn barrel. As for the actual Census, I put (2) for “How many residents?” That’s all they are Constitutionally allowed to know.

  3. Housing will have to be provided for the extraordinary number of guests arriving across our Southern border every day. Please fill out your survery accurately.

      • Did ya crawl into it and scrape the sides and bottom? Worked with an uncle that was a plumber that pumped and scraped/replaced tanks and he repaired them. His two young boys and me were drafted as we were skinny enough to get down the lid opening and we made $25 bucks a tank we scraped. For a 13 yr old, that was heaven money… Ahh, those were the days. I also worked for a cousin cleaning horse stalls. Then I became a nurse. Seems I have been the manure business most of my life.

        • Hah, nope, the guy did that with a Stihl weed-wacker mixer then high pressure water. Clean as a whistle…for an hour anyway. I would say you’re immune for life from anything nature throws at you.

    • It would appear that the Socialist-Progressives are pushing very hard/strongly for insurrection; Missouri HB 85 may just wind up being the line in the sand.
      It would also appear, according to U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes, that by employing the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause, any state law may be overridden; not the way I understand the U.S. Constitution; then again I’m not a lawyer.

        • Well… it is unconstitutional. Sort of.

          What they need to do now, if they actually care about law and justice, is to apply the same standard to all of the State nullification laws that are running rampant all over the country.

          Sanctuary cities/States.

          Various drug “legalizations”*.

          Non-co-operation with Federal authorities on criminal apprehension.


          Not holding my breath.

          *Note: I am not against legalizing drugs, it seems the electorate wants it, and that’s that IMO. However, I think it ought to be done rationally and evenhandedly, and most importantly… in an actually legal manner. Only the US Congress can do it at the current time. I do not see any way in which the State governments with the nullification laws (like RI) are not guilty as individuals and organizations (along with the entire production/distribution/administration chains) of Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics.


  4. My standard answer for any so-called gubmint worker who appears at my doorway to inquire about any-damn-thing-a-tall is “do you have an appointment?” Of course they don’t. Well, I’m busy today, call me in a week or so to make one. And I don’t answer phone calls I don’t recognize, so……

    • Perfect. (sorta like getting a telemarketer on the phone then telling them to “Hang on”…then yelling past the phone, “No, don’t put the dead bodies in the sedan, they go in the back of the pickup with the shovels and diesel cans!”…”Sorry ’bout that, I’m back.” [click]

      My comments to related gubmint shower-uppers are:
      1) “How did you gain entry to a private association with closed gates?”
      2) “You’re are trespassing, please leave or I’ll be forced to have a chat with our sheriff?”

  5. Nice meme, I redistributed it to friends.

    As for that version of the Sykes-Piquot, I doubt it would have worked any better.


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