Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments Halley Feb 18 2021 at 1:54 am The “Storming of the Capitol”, the Nov. 3 Election Terror Attack, Fascist Media Censorship, the George Floyd Summer of Arson and Looting, Covid1984 Apocalypse Forever, Shampeachment 1&2, the Deep State Mueller Hoax and Russia Lies, the ongoing Coup which now illegally occupies the White House… It’s all the same thing, devilishly planned and executed by…. ? And so far, no accountability whatsoever for any of it. steveb919 Feb 18 2021 at 2:49 am I could be wrong but I think the riot was started and carried out by Antifa. James/G Feb 18 2021 at 8:24 am 215 arrests so far, and at least five people identified as being Antifa/BLM agents who were in point of fact, dressed as MAGA/KAG members. Yes, there were agents provocateur in the crowd, and they suckered folks into committing to delivering the message improperly. Which led to congressmen backing away from challenging the votes from PA, MI, AZ,etc. Chris Muir Feb 18 2021 at 8:46 am Nothing improper about it. Denied their votes, their voice, they took it to their House to be heard. And those Republican congressmen-how do you know they would have challenged the votes? What is the Republican record so far on doing anything remotely what the base wants? The problem is when you accept the Left’s definition of who you are-a ‘rioter’-and not a demonstrator or a protestor, or a citizen denied their voice, that becomes the de facto definition. And the ratcheting effect of that resounds from then on. Why do the Left’s work for them, as do the GOP? DogByte6RER Feb 18 2021 at 11:30 am Agree 110%. NEVER, never, ever let the Left define the terms. Nope. No way. This is why the great Maha Rushi was 99.9% correct all the time … he would never let the Left define the terms. He would always flip the Left’s words and then use those words against them. By letting the Left define the terms of the debate/battle, then they have already 90% won. R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh JTC Feb 18 2021 at 1:31 pm That’s the most written words from Chris Muir that didn’t fall out of the mouths of cartoon characters in like…forever. It is seminal. With this total and open appropriation of words and language and the truth itself along with a full-on frontal assault on all things and all people’s MAGA…They are forcing an immediate and overwhelming response. Let us give it to them now! The Constitutional Republic of America! TB Feb 18 2021 at 2:08 pm This is particularly important in light of the media campaign last summer to NOT call the BLM/Antifa attacks “riots.” James Gemind Feb 18 2021 at 5:59 pm Well, there were at least five from the HoR, and three Senators, who were going to make the argument. In point of fact, they were supposed to be debating the question on the legality of PA’s votes first IIRC, when the first group arrived at the Capitol Building, *Nearly thirty minutes before* President Trump had finished his speech to the people at the rally.(I have heard that there was a group waiting to rush the building already present before the President began speaking. (The Barfly with that evidence is Ben-David. When it comes to finding Antifa/BLM dirty laundry, the man’s practically Yoda.) It was said that the first wave contained the violent attackers. Ashli Babbitt was among those folks who came in afterwards, and was murdered by a DC officer at about the time the President had finished his speech. BD would have the most accurate time-line of the events. And when I say ‘Improper,’ you know I mean the Non-Antifa/BLM way. No thrown rocks or Molotov cocktails, No assaults on the Officers. More in the Manner of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, which 90+% of the crowd did. Unfortunately, the Agents-Provocateur were able to disrupt the process, and those congressmen ended up having no choice but to withdraw their planned objections. And it was those (Some)Confessed Agents whose actions led to Ashli Babbitt being shot Officer Sicknick (Possibly)dying of injuries sustained in a confrontation with violent agitators, and two other Officers committing suicide over their actions against otherwise law abiding citizens. The people had a right to confront what they considered an injustice. But they got suckered by the DNC/PLD’s Quisling Agents. In the Meantime, EricFlint,net to see why People like Sanford should not attack People who actually make their living with words. It’s like Sanford went took a wiffle bat and attacked folks with access to nuclear weapons. Haven’t read what the other Baen Authors have said yet, but I figure this guy is going to be left off invitation lists everywhere for a while, simply to keep people from laughing at him… EricFlint.net The Man has over eighty books and anthologies under the Baen Umbrella, and he’s really angry with this guy. The 300 Feb 18 2021 at 8:02 pm Decent editorial by Flint right up until the minute that he said the riots of 2020 were nothing like the riots of 1968 and there’s no comparison between the aggrieved Black Lies Matter rioters and the supposed right wing loons agitated by Trump to storm the nation’s Capitol. Nothing but pure lies there, and it destroyed the rest of his argument, no matter how valid it was against a fellow lefty moron. Mike-SMO Feb 18 2021 at 2:57 am Quite a sentence! Wonder what it means…….. Of course, standing up for non-leftists rights is, in their world, a riot. Or at least, that is they way they will portray it. ‘Bout time someone noticed the Media’s approach to “reporting”. They don’t care if it was “mostly peaceful”. Resistance is a riot and un-acceptable. Pamela Feb 18 2021 at 2:58 am Why do Americans always get shafted https://www.captainsjournal.com/2021/02/17/what-austin-texas-demonstrates-about-prepping/ John Feb 18 2021 at 10:10 am If you think things are bad now just wait until the “Great Reset”. Total dependence on Big Business (or Big Government, or Big Tech, or Big Labor) will leave _everybody_ in the lurch on a bad day and a significant fraction in the lurch on any given day. It’s a simple fact that the farther people are removed from the consequences of their incompetence the more incompetence you get. Thus the end result of any form of central control is a marginal increase in efficiency in exchange for disaster in the making. Milo Mindbender Feb 18 2021 at 11:51 am The time when your bad decisions had immediate, and possibly fatal results has gone into the shadows, problem being that failing to set up a safety net for your home/household means you are incapable of handling your business. Anybody who can’t keep a couple of days worth of food, and a simple kerosene or propane heating back up in their possession is gambling that all will be well. eon Feb 18 2021 at 4:45 pm After the Great rest, expect “known” preppers to be redefined as “hoarders”, and have their suppliers confiscated by government in the name of “the Greater Good”. As Heinlein said, eat your canned pork and beans behind closed doors and drawn curtains, then crush and bury the empty cans. clear ether eon Kafiroon Feb 18 2021 at 12:01 pm Dad worked at the Pulliam Power Plant in Green Bay back when it was the cleanest coal powered generation plant functioning. He was appalled to see the particulate spewing from the coal plants that were in FL. Now it runs on Natural Gas. That plant does NOT care how cold it is. I was there about 6am one winter day with a freezing cold wind straight down the Bay about 40+ below zero. The only thing running outside was the D-9 cat from the coal pile with not a single car able to start. My car had just come from a sheltered garage, since I had just driven in to pick dad up. The plant generating power was totally unaffected by the cold. It has not stopped functioning in any winter including -40 below with strong North Winds. NotYetInACamp Feb 18 2021 at 8:13 pm Poor Virtue Signalling Austin Texas. For the greater good of looking good to those that are effected by Virtue Signalling, Austin government voted to close Four Cleanest Coal electric generating power plants. To Hell with tens of tens of billions invested in the creation of the clean coal technology and to heck with the good profit that the clean coal plants were producing also. Austin scrapped them. The clean electricity was replaced with dirty produced electricity from Mexico. I wonder how much was replaced with solar and wind? Then the distance problems for the transmitting electricity infrastructure. I hear from the lefties that a 2012 survey on what went wrong in an earlier freeze resulted in recommendations that a winter weatherization of the turbines and system was needed. She claims that in Germany and elsewhere the wind turbines keep on spinning in the freezes that beset us. They say that they put their people’s feet to the fire when they screw up, why don’t we do that to our people? Those conversations deteriorate rapidly. As you point out, clean coal was our answer for safe, clean, reliable, consistent, and profitable electric production in the USA for hundreds of years of forward. Let me point at lobbyists for a moment. OK that point made. CM and the wonderful additions have made great points today. I should be quiet while I am ahead. PaulS Feb 18 2021 at 8:45 am Looks like Joe&Ho are getting some crises that they won’t let go to waste. Just wait for them to blame FPDJT, then we’ll know exactly who’s responsible. Chris Muir Feb 18 2021 at 9:20 am Read this. This is where we are.And they still use the word ‘riot’. https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/what-about-justice-for-this-capitol-rioter-devine/ Kafiroon Feb 18 2021 at 12:16 pm That article is the first I have seen that has actually laid out what is happening to people caught up there. Other than the ones identified as Professional Rioters that have been turned loose. So again we have to recognize that a coup has occurred with no push back of any kind and no resistance from anyone that could possibly change the outcome. Justice, Law and Military must be part of it or the forces for it are so powerful, they are afraid to object. Go Grey! PCChaos Feb 18 2021 at 10:53 am We are in strange times when you can burn down cities, destroy history, livelihoods, hurt people, kill people (CHAZ – Seattle) and you are viewed in a different light than your average shit bag criminal. A cop says stop, duly sworn to uphold the law and you don’t, doom on you. The pendulum swings. College campuses need a nut check, cup check. Portable guillotines next? Then normally law-abiding folks exercise their right to protest, with insurgents in the ranks, planted there on purpose with a designed outcome in mind and the media slants it to their aims and we see good people in Harm’s way. I am glad to be away from the mainland as things are not what they used to be and I say that not to be nostalgic or maudlin, but right was right and wrong was wrong and math was math and not some made up bs that made you feel good about yourself for failing and being stupid. I read something the other day, “defective future orientation,” and couldn’t help but think this is what, or who I’ll encounter as we travel north through various cities. As a veteran of 15 hurricanes, prepare, semper paratus or disappear. In certain professions, the only constant is the unexpected so we learn to prepare. Y’all take care up there. The guide on water, generators, ammo, food is helpful. Thanks for the great art and work Chris. Punta Gorda Feb 18 2021 at 11:57 pm See “PrairieFire” by Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground. It literally spells out how to do it. You want to hang someone by the nuts, start there. JTC Feb 18 2021 at 12:14 pm @Halley… “It’s all the same thing, devilishly planned and executed by…. ?“ The question of our lifetime right there. eon Feb 18 2021 at 4:52 pm Less planning that a large number of disparate elements “monkeywrenching” independently. When you look at the Left, they are a collection of disparate groups which hate each other almost as much as they hate the “Right”. All that really “unites” them is their belief in The Cause, be it basic Marxism, the Environmentalist brand, the Islamo-Fascist version, or a general nihilistic desire to destroy Western Civilization on general principles. Just now, the latter seems to be in the ascendant. Most revolutionary movements end in an orgy of self-destruction- after they’ve destroyed everything else first. This appears to be the stage we’re entering now. clear ether eon JTC Feb 18 2021 at 10:49 pm No “Central” control? Let me just call bullshit on that one. The various factions may hate each other, but they hate Trump (and us) *much* more. Each may act independently to address their particular agenda, but they all have followed a very organized and timed narrative and attack, each building and feeding on the other to destroy their particular aspect, and ultimately all of our culture and society. All of this is referencing the so-called leadership of each contingent or cell, not the rank and file sheeple, they just follow the freebies. Their contingents will certainly attack each other and fight for control, but by then their shared hatred of us will have destroyed what’s left of the Republic. So we need to -have to- start a new one, now. The Constitutional Republic of America. Raconteur Feb 18 2021 at 12:39 pm In additional news: The 5 people whose deaths have been tied to the Capitol riot, have been determined to have died from Covid-19. Kafiroon Feb 18 2021 at 1:20 pm Now this is an interesting point that I had been wondering about ever since the so-called “riot” at the capitol. “But where was FBI Director Christopher Wray? Where was the director of national intelligence? Where was the director of homeland security? Where was the attorney general? Where was the secretary of defense? Where was the director of central intelligence? Were they gathered in the White House within 30 minutes of the development of an event that lasted for hours? What counsel did they give? Were they rebuffed by the president?” Very Interesting. Good article. https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/16/who-is-in-charge-anyway/ Pamela Feb 18 2021 at 5:29 pm That Riot Act will be a puff ball on the wind compared to this scenario https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2021/02/sorry-but-justno.html James Gemind Feb 18 2021 at 9:11 pm Replying to The 300… He makes valid points but he also screws up a few times. For example, he attacks the comments about destroying a city by arguing the 8th Air Force and the Luftwaffe. Why does the argument there fail? Because he ignores why destroying a city in the manner described by Theoryman is possible today. Unlike the cities of Germany, and the Cities of England, the cities under liberal control would not be receiving the great and willing support of the country side. Now, could they be supplied with food and water, by the government? Sure, for a while, and for a price. But eventually, lack of power and communications, and piped in water, would fray the edges quite a bit. As for his comments concerning the intellect of Barflies in Politics, it has risen a bit from 15-20 years ago. Legal arguments alone can be illuminating to say the least. Someone mentioned Ellison. I suppose that’s a bit of what Flint has as well. Kafiroon Feb 18 2021 at 10:39 pm See Texas in it’s struggles with the weather. Note what has happened to resupply with trucks being able to drive on snowed in roads. Sucks to be where resupply gets cut off. Fl. Hurricane prep helps. James Gemind Feb 18 2021 at 10:50 pm Indeed. And that is with people*working together* to keep the people/City from collapsing. Look at New Orleans after Katrina hit, and the Chaos created by people who refused to leave couldn’t leave and the folk who got abandoned and died. I can imagine the destruction and chaos if power and water was destroyed by taking out 3-4 substations and a few dozen barrel transformers(Those ten-gallon black barrels you see on power poles along the roads, for those who don’t understand), and damaging the pipelines, then preventing repairs by shooting up a few trucks/Crews sent to do repairs. Add to the chaos by rendering the low income sections unlivable, while doing minimal damage to high income sections… The 300 Feb 18 2021 at 10:47 pm Yeah, I noticed the mistake he made with his comment on destroying cities. It failed in two respects. One, there’re more than one way to destroy a city, and a complex system like a city dependent on the countryside and an easily interrupted power grid can be easy to bollix. Two, in spite of the losses, the 8th Air force DID manage to turn many German cities into nothing more than piles of rubble. The impression I got from his screed, especially when he felt the need to justify Black Lies Matter while repeating the lying media narrative that Trump goaded on his followers to unjustifiably “riot” in the Capitol (for two whole hours), pretty much destroyed any cachet he might have built up during the rest of his argument. In spite of his protestations that he can get along with people on the other side of the aisle, like Kratman, it became obvious that like every progtard out there, he’s a lot more concerned about someone that might affect his revenue stream by damaging his Baen meal ticket than he is about principle. Too bad, too, since I’ve been following his Grantville series since the beginning. I could overlook the progressive politics and suspend disbelief enough to accept that practically everyone in this little W. Virginia town is exceedingly ubercapable at whatever they decide to do, but I’ll be damned if I’ll give any more money to some guy that’s either willing to lie overtly about people like me or is comfortable sucking up the lying commiecrat talking points about us. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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