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This is CNN

The word ‘hogwash’ comes to mind when I am sitting in an airport and inadvertently pay attention to the television playing CNN. I did see some panic over the possibility that elements of the Party may not follow the other Party lemmings into the sea over the Green New Deal. There are a lot of rich progs, and while the talk of a 70% income tax is something that they talk about in public, in private, it’s another story. Many of them are rich enough that they can simply live somewhere else and “make their money” there, while living a token existence in Aspen, Malibu or Martha’s Vineyard. They’d pay no tax in the US because they’d have no money here. Their fortunes naturally, tied up in trusts, bonds and stock elsewhere through nominee owners or straw corporations would be far from the devastation of the progressive tax code.
The CNN progs may be reading the tea leaves correctly, which is disquieting. They really want four more years of Trump. The President and their all-consuming hatred for him is the only thing keeping their meager ratings up and the company afloat.

Liberal Icon Anthony Weiner

He’s out of prison and my sense is that the Democrats need him in New York City to help patch things up after Amazon wisely dumped the Big Apple and its stupid politicians. His acute political skill may yet serve the Donkey party. 

Weiner, may team up with Eric Holder, who has announced his candidacy for President a month or so ago, may yet become the dream team of Weiner Holder. It’s progressiveness personified. 
Will Weiner get back into Hillary Clinton’s good graces? Will he and his ex-wife Huma Weiner get back together. The rumor runs that Hillary and Huma (lesbian partners) had their affair ruined by Anthony Weiner and his antics – and ownership of the computer that contained all of the missing Clinton e-mail (classified and otherwise). The FBI never did complete their investigation of the Weiner laptop did they? Well bless their hearts.

Spartacus has a New Friend

Will Spartacus Booker, who announced his candidacy for President in 2020, along with about 50 other Democrats, is trying to cultivate a friendship with famous prostitute Stormy Daniels. Could the team of Booker and Hooker eclipse the hopes of Weiner-Holder?

Some of you are likely saying to yourselves that this can’t be true. While you say that, remind yourselves that Spartacus Booker also signed onto the Green New Deal what will eliminate air travel, cars, cows, while taxing everyone so much that nobody will work (but will still be paid as if they did).

Cyclical Human Folly

The Gods of the Copybook Headings, a poem by Rudyard Kipling, written shortly after the end of the First World War, and the Communist Revolution, comes back again and again to my recollection as does The City of Brass. There isn’t much new under the Sun and all it takes is a little effort to understand why things usually go wrong. Given the vast volumes that detail in excruciating granularity the march of mankind’s folly, we should be able to avoid it. Shouldn’t we?

“…As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

“And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!”

                                            — The Gods of the Copybook Headings, Kipling

The problem in the USA is that politicians figured out that they can use our tax money to buy votes for themselves from people who pay almost no taxes. Ok, it was also a problem in Ancient Rome, etc. etc. Conservatives built civilizations and “progressives” of their day destroyed them. Sort of like typhus, spread by rats, has become a problem in government buildings in downtown Los Angeles. When you embrace garbage, human detritus and decay, those sorts of diseases follow in your wake.
This sort of study should be required in every college and university, but naturally it isn’t because the march of folly is encouraged. There is a difference between good and evil, and evil, by all indications, has a significant advantage.

13 thoughts on “Observations

  1. Kipling should be required reading. What he wrote still makes sense in today's world.
    It's likely that the powers that be will make an air travel exception for themselves since they are so much more important than we are. Sort of like their security folks can be armed, but we mustn't be.

  2. Truth is truth, and it has a way of sounding like the truth. So long as mankind is the same (and we are), everything that Kipling wrote will remain valid.

    As to the some pigs are more equal than others – you know that's how they roll.

  3. Yes, but the Marxists own the political science departments in most universities and they have a dim opinion of Orwell. So he won't be read either.

  4. When 44 won (I didn't vote for him) I was among many who were willing to give him a chance. For me that ended when he named Holder to be AG. As Assistant AG under Clinton his fingerprints were all over a lot of bad shit.

    I'm looking forward to voting for a sitting president.

  5. Evil does seem to be in the ascendant, but it's always parasitical and its reality's therefore illusory compared to good. Evil is an absence, just look into Hillary's eyes.

    So when good appears in force, wickedness dissipates like smoke before a fire.

    Kipling, I think, would approve of this sermon. So too Chesterton, who hated Kipling but whatev.

  6. WSF – I felt the same way. I gave Barack a chance and thought, "maybe he will do something for black people so they don't feel so wounded based on a condition of birth." The racial situation, which calmed down enough for a good percentage of the 80% of white Americans to vote for him, became much worse on his watch. Holder was a disaster as was much of his cabinet. Then they started going for the generals and admirals, and I found that intolerable. The appointment of Hillary as SECSTATE was a license for her and her foundation to steal, and they did not disappoint. She was incompetent – a buffoon – and a thief.

    Ed, I know, WSF is on the ball as usual.

  7. How can you call yourself a man and hate Kipling?

    I don't know. The mainstream media are standing up to right and goodness with a demonic vengeance.

  8. Rumor has it that Booker IS a wiener holder. NTTAWWT.

    Maybe that explains his obsession with Spartacus, all that sweaty, leather-clad homoeroticism as depicted by Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis.

    "Varinia who?"

  9. That income thing won't work if it is still "their" income – since the US, unlike every other country, taxes global income and not just domestic. The way around it would be to have a foundation or corporation receive the income and provide their creature comforts, but technically those would be "in kind" income and be taxed also, just as you are supposed to pay for personal use of a company cell phone or car.
    Of course, if the politicians are changing the law, they could change those aspects of it too…

  10. Yes, well, I really don't need to know where Spartacus stuffs his part, nor where he accommodates other like-minded gladiators. I'm sure that when he sits at a bar, at the bars he frequents, others offer to push in his stool for him. Barack had the same gladiatorial preference…

  11. The US strives to tax global income, but who really owns the dacha? I know people who are technically eligible to receive food stamps but are worth literally billions.

    A man asked me who owned a rifle I held last week. I said, "A dead man from Arkansas". While my answer explained ownership on the books, possession was more obvious.

    Once you leave the US, identifying assets and the beneficial owners is far more complicated. A house where you are a guest, is owned by bearer shares, located in the safe of a lawyer's office in the Netherlands Antilles, etc.

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