Political Terrorism – A Democratic Tradition

On Monday, October 22, 2018, news reports indicated that an explosive device had been found in the mail box of radical Democratic “moneybags” and World War II Nazi “errand boy,” billionaire George Soros, at his estate in Westchester County, New York.  Two days later, on October 24, 2018, six additional IEDs were found in the U.S. mail, all addressed to leading Democrat politicians.  By week’s end a total of 15 explosive devices were found, all of them sent to leading Democrats and to radical billionaire contributors.

All of the packages bore the return address of ousted DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).  But then, in a cruel twist of fate, when the explosive device intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder was found to be undeliverable, the U.S. Postal Service dutifully returned the IED to the mailbox of Congresswoman Schultz.

But what is most peculiar about the fifteen explosive devices is that none of the bombs exploded when unwrapped… leading more than one ordnance expert to suggest that perhaps the bomb-maker did not intend for any of the devices to explode.  Given the numerous public attacks by Democrats against Republicans since the 2016 General Election, and in light of the vicious attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the creation of a dramatic new political scandal, pointing to Republicans as the likely perpetrators, could only serve to divert public attention right up to the 2018 mid-term elections.

We are told that the bomb-maker, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, was, until 2016, a registered Democrat.  If Democrats could identify and groom an attractive young black man to be president of the United States over a period of four decades, or more, is it unreasonable to suspect that Sayoc could also be a trained and programmed terror asset of the Democratic Party?

For most Americans, those who are apolitical but patriotic observers of the political scene, the recent spate of harassment and violent intimidation suffered by Republicans at the hands of malicious Democrat activists, is something entirely new in our political process.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  Political violence and intimidation are a Democratic tradition… a behavioral trait passed from generation to generation in their DNA.

Between 1776 and the close of the Civil War in 1865, those who perpetuated the inhumanity of human slavery were, almost without exception, members of the Democrat Party.  Following the war, when the Republican Party was founded by those wishing to abolish slavery, Democrats searched for ways to maintain political and economic control over the freed slaves.  Their answer to that dilemma was the creation of paramilitary auxiliaries such as the Ku Klux Klan and other terror groups, whose task it was to enforce the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws enacted by Democrat-controlled legislatures.

During their near century-long reign of terror, the Klan murdered more than 5,000 innocent people… some 80% of them blacks and more than 20% whites, nearly all Republicans.  One of the most gruesome Democratic atrocities occurred in Valdosta, Georgia, on May 19, 1918.  On that day, a black woman named Mary Turner announced that she would see to it that the white men who had lynched her husband would be prosecuted.  Turner, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was dragged from her home, tortured, hanged by her feet, and set on fire.  And while she was still alive, dangling from the rope, they slashed open her abdomen.  Her unborn child spilled out onto the ground where they crushed the baby’s skull with the heel of a boot.  Mary Turner thought, mistakenly, that the rule of law was on her side.  Instead, she became a threat to the white Democrats who had lynched her husband and she paid for it with her life and that of her unborn child.

Watching news reports of recent acts of political violence, is there any doubt that the members of Antifa and the radical leftists who attacked the U.S. Senate and the Supreme Court during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings would conduct themselves in exactly the same manner if they could get their hands on Donald Trump or Brett Kavanaugh?

Since the founding of our constitutional republic, those on the political left have waged a never-ending campaign to chip away at the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution.  What many Americans fail to recognize is that the General Election of 2016 represented nothing less than a last chance to save our great country from becoming a carbon copy of Cuba or Venezuela.  If Democrats had won the presidency in 2016, that election could easily have been our last free election and the U.S. Supreme Court, with two additional liberal justices, would become a mere tool of the radical left; it was just that crucial.  Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, along with the election of GOP majorities in both houses of Congress, represents nothing less than the ultimate defeat of leftist ideology after more than 240 years of their best efforts to the contrary.

When it became evident in early 2016 that Donald Trump could actually be elected in the November General Election, liberals and Democrats went into panic mode, setting in motion a deep state effort to implicate Trump in Russian efforts to hack the computers of the Clinton campaign; its chairman, John Podesta; and the Democratic National Committee.  They opened the Democratic “play book” to Chapter One, which contains their favorite and most widely used political ploy.  Chapter One tells them that, whatever they might do that is illegal, immoral, or unethical, it is critically important that they immediately charge Republicans with doing the same thing.  And since the Clintons were heavily involved in “collusion” with Russian operatives, scheming to give Russia control of 20% of America’s in situ uranium resources in exchange for a 9-figure contribution to the Clinton Foundation and a $500,000 honorarium for a Bill Clinton speech in Moscow, it was critically important that they find a way to tie Trump to the Russians.

Clinton campaign operatives were instructed to meet and establish relationships with Trump campaign figures.  And when a 31-year-old Trump volunteer named George Papadopoulos was approached by a Maltese “diplomat,” Joseph Mifsud, in Italy, in March 2016, Mifsud apparently saw an opportunity to ingratiate himself with the Trump campaign and/or the Clinton campaign.  Then, in late April 2016, shortly after Mifsud returned from a trip to Russia, the two met again in London.  It was apparently at that meeting that Mifsud advised Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.  And since Papadopoulos’ primary interest in joining the Trump campaign was to promote a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin, Papadopoulos saw this as a potential entrée to Trump’s inner circle of advisors.

Papadopoulos has subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and has been sentenced to a 14-day jail term.  Mifsud has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Democrat National Committee and his current whereabouts is unknown.  Some news reports suggest that he is no longer alive and that he may have suffered the same fate as a former DNC employee, Seth Rich, who has been suggested as the DNC insider who leaked DNC emails to Wikileaks, and who was shot to death at on Sunday, July 10, 2016, near his home on Capitol Hill.

DC Metropolitan police have reported that Rich died of two gunshots to the back, most likely the result of an attempted robbery.  However, that conclusion is contradicted by the fact that none of Rich’s personal possessions… his wallet, credit cards, wristwatch, or cell phone… were taken.

The official storyline disseminated by Democrats and by their allies in the mainstream media was that it was the Russians who hacked the Democrats’ computers.  However, it flew in the face of a December 12, 2016 finding by a group of longtime intelligence professionals called Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), comprised of some of the country’s leading information technology experts, from both public and private sectors organizations.

According to VIPS, “We have gone through the various claims about hacking.  For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them.”  What they found was that the email disclosures in question were the result of a leak to Wikileaks, not a foreign or domestic hack.  They found that, on the evening of July 5, 2016, 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC server.  The download took just 87 seconds, yielding a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second.

According to the VIPS analysis, no Internet service provider available in mid-2016, was capable of downloading data at that speed.  To the contrary, VIPS analysts reported that the highest average ISP speeds of first-half 2016 were achieved by Xfinity and Cox Communications, averaging 15.6 mbps and 14.7 mbps, respectively, leading to one indisputable conclusion: since transfer rates in the neighborhood of 22-23 mbps were unattainable by a hacker anywhere on Earth, the theft of data from the DNC and Podesta computers was an inside job, downloaded to a USB-2 flash device, known as a “thumb drive.”

Although it cannot be said with absolute certainty that Seth Rich was the DNC insider who downloaded the DNC computer data to a thumb drive and leaked it to Wikileaks, interviews with Julian Assange on Dutch TV in August 2016, and with Assange’s mother, Christine, in August 2018, appear to suggest that Rich was the source of the DNC/Hillary campaign leaks.

What is a certainty is that the appointment of a special prosecutor… to investigate the Clinton email scandals, the pay-to-play performance of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the Clintons’ collusion with Russia in the Uranium One scheme, and the as-yet unexplained fate of Robert Mifsud and Seth Rich… is of critical importance.

At present, the one man who stands in the way of truth and justice in these matters is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  If President Trump cannot rely on his attorney general to enforce the rule of law in the face of such widespread Democratic corruption, then it is incumbent upon the president to relieve Sessions and to appoint an attorney general who will live up to his oath of office.  Conservatives and Republicans have far too much time and effort invested to allow these criminal acts to go unpunished.

Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College.  He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.

 

 

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What did I tell you? ..

Our Republic is being attacked by the New Left.  These people are mostly the millennials, the ones with the burn for Bernie; the Social Democrats.  They have been taught by their teachers of the supposed evils of capitalism and imbued with notions of rampant racism, misogyny, environmental destruction, political correctness, existential climate change and enumerable other maladies brought about by “right wing radicals” and their dupes like the “red necks” and libertarians who believe in the sanctity of the US Constitution and who in their supposed uneducated bliss live in the unenlightened “red state,” the “fly over country.”  These useful idiots, as Lenin would have called them, have no feeling for work, because most of them have never done any or if they have, they are seething with discontent at their wages.  They have no feeling for the value of money, because, for the most part, if they needed some, their parents eagerly provided it.

This is a new political generation that was born after 1992, 26 years ago, the year that the great socialist utopia, the Communist Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics, finally bit the dust and joined the other great socialistic experiment of the 20th Century that had failed in May of 1945, the National Socialistic Workers Party of Germany a utopian system known commonly as the Nazi Party, a socialist paradise called Fascism.  These millennials know nothing about the horrors of socialistic statism.  That had all disappeared before they were born.  They have never contemplated what it would be like to be subject to the will of a dictator like Hitler or Mussolini or a central directorate run by a monster criminal like Josef Stalin or Mao Tse Tsung or Pol Pot.

Socialism’s appeal to young people is the visionary  view of an utopia where everybody is equal, peace prevails for all, no one hurts anyone, everybody’s needs are met, the sick are to be cared for for free, no one has personal advantage over anyone else, everyone has the same education … basically “to each according to his needs, from each according to his abilities.”  Of course, someone has to be in control to see that these ideals are faithfully carried out.  Typically, the overseeing is to be done by a democratic committee, so that the views of one or two or more individuals, who could possibly be wrong, do not become ascendant. The needs of the few (or the individual) must be sacrificed to the needs of the many.

Just a little reflection on this scenario will lead to the conclusion of its unworkability.  The world is not made up of classes, but of individuals.  An individual’s primary concern is for himself/herself.  One is not equal in size, strength, ability, intelligence, determination, empathy, lethargy, morality, ethics or any other characteristic to anyone else.  If personal endeavor is not rewarded, why endeavor?  Obviously, in a society such as this, one’s needs grow exponentially and their abilities are never tapped for there is no reward.  Twentieth Century socialists lived in a gray, bland world like automatons.  They did what they were told or they became enemies of the State.  These societies were forced upon and maintained upon the populace by the sword and in every pseudo-successful state run by maniacal tyrant.  Of course, that was in other countries … but we here in the USA are smarter and more enlightened than those other foreign people … we can make it work, can’t we?

And how did those socialistic societies emerge?  In every case, by violent bloody revolution.  The advocates of these violent revolutions, in particularly the Communists like the intellectual Marx or Lenin wrote voluminously and spoke widely about how to foment revolution.  Here in the US in modern times, the guru of this “Hope and Change” to people like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders was a community organizer named Sol Alinski.  Their tactics are those which we have discussed in this blog … Fabianism in politics and government, civil turmoil like the accusation of misogyny by men, existential climate change, radical Constitutionalists, race hating whites, abuse of women,  Obama care and on and on.  Probably the most succinct indictment that I can give you is what they teach their acolytes about how to do our constitutional Republic in.

Below are Sal Alinski’s Rules for Radicals:

Power is not only what you have but what you make your opponent think you have;

Stay within the confines of your expertise;

Take the opportunities presented to go outside the expertise of your opponents;

Make your opponents live up to their own rules;

Ridiculing your opponent can be a most potent weapon;

Make the tactics used by your own people enjoyable to them;

Do not employ a tactic so long as to drag it on;

Always keep pressure on your opponent;

The threat is usually more terrifying than the actual thing;

Develop tactics to keep pressure on the opponent;

Push a negative long enough to turn it into a positive;

Always have an alternative solution, lest the opponent accuse you of having no solution;

Pick the target, preferably a person, then freeze it, personalize it, and polarize/isolate it from sympathy

Then peruse the 10 tenets of Communism below and muse as to whether our government has adopted any of them to the determent of our freedom and Constitution and if they are incorporated, who did it:

Abolition of Private Property

Progressive tax

Abolition of Rights of Inheritance

Confiscation of the property of all emigrants & rebels

Central Bank

Government Ownership of Communication and Transportation

Government Ownership of Factories and Agriculture

Government Control of Labor

Corporate Farms and Regional Planning

Government Control of Education

I maintain that we are now engaged in a war for the survival of our Constitution and Republic … there has been as yet little shooting and very little blood has been spilled, but that could all change in the blink of an eye.  The Lord Christ said as he died on the Cross, “forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do.”  Do you suppose the millennials know what they are doing?

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Rope-a-Dope Republicans

The term “rope-a-dope” is generally attributed to a boxing strategy employed by former heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali in his eight-round victory over George Foreman in their October 30, 1974 title fight in Zaire.

Following the advice if his long-time trainer, Angelo Dundee, Ali spent most of the first seven rounds of the fight with his back against the ropes, covering his face and upper body with his arms and hands.  In doing so, he took round after round of brutal punishment at the hands of his opponent.  However, by the time the bell rang to begin the eighth round of the fight, Foreman was so fatigued by his unrelenting attack that Ali was able to score an eighth-round knockout.

But “rope-a-dope” as a competitive strategy is not exclusive to the boxing arena.  Anyone who has been a keen observer of the American political scene for more than fifteen minutes will understand that Republicans have spent many decades turning the “rope-a-dope” concept into a political artform.

For example, history tells us that, beginning in 1866, following the close of the Civil War, Democrats created a paramilitary auxiliary called the Ku Klux Klan.  The sole purpose of the Klan was to intimidate black people into continuing their subservient support of their former slavemasters and to insure that they regularly and unfailingly voted the Democrat ticket.  Blacks who demonstrated a bit too much independence of thought and action were dealt with in a most brutal fashion.  It is not known how many people were murdered by the Klan in the 17 years between 1865 and 1882 because no official records of the reign of terror were kept.  However, according to statistics maintained by the Tuskegee Institute, between 1882 and 1951, KKK Democrats murdered some 4,730 people… substantially more people than were murdered by al Qaeda on 9/11.  Of these, 3,437 were blacks and 1,293 were whites… mostly white Republicans.

While Klan membership has been almost exclusively Democratic throughout its history… at times numbering well over one million members… Democrats have been able to identify at least one Republican Klan member… David Duke, of Louisiana.  And when the Klan is mentioned in a political context, Democrats are trained to immediately mention Duke’s name as a prime example of Republican racism, causing Republicans to immediately go into “rope-a-dope” mode.

It has been estimated that, if Republicans could consistently win at least 17% of the black vote across the nation, it would be all but impossible for Democrats to ever win a national election. Nevertheless, “rope-a-dope” Republicans have totally ignored the cruelty and the humiliation of Democratic racial atrocities as a campaign issue for fear of retaliation by Democrats.  Instead, they prefer to lean against the political ropes and allow Democrats to pummel them mercilessly with charges of racism and social injustice.

Republican cowardice was never more evident than during the Clinton impeachment trial in January and February 1999.  The Senate trial began early in the 106th Congress, in which Republicans held 55 Senate seats and the Democrats held 45.  Sixty-seven votes were required for conviction, which meant that 12 of the 45 Democrats would have to vote with the 55 Republicans to return a guilty verdict.  Yet, every one of the 45 Democrat senators strolled to the well of the Senate, raised their right hands, placed their left hands on the Holy Bible, and swore to do “impartial justice” under the Constitution and laws of the United States, knowing in their hearts that, no matter what evidence was presented against a president of their party, they would not vote to remove him from office.

When House managers methodically presented evidence proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the President of the United States… the man most responsible for upholding and enforcing the laws of the land… had lied under oath in a court of law and had engaged in obstruction of justice, 50 senators voted to convict on the obstruction of justice charge and 45 voted to convict on the perjury charge.  All of those voting to convict were Republicans; there was not a single man or woman of honor among the 45 Democratic senators.

If the Framers were convinced that the United States Senate would always be comprised of honorable men and women when they drafted Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, they clearly did not foresee what would become the Democratic Party.  It was a shameless disregard for the rule of law, yet “rope-a-dope” Republicans have regularly ignored what could be a powerful weapon in the ever-expanding war between the parties.

In more recent times, since Donald Trump became our president, Democratic duplicity has provided numerous opportunities for Republican political advantage… all of them ignored by “rope-a-dope” Republicans as if they were sexually transmitted diseases.

For example, when questions arise regarding the motivations behind the so-called “Russian collusion,” Democrats invariably assume that, if the Russians did interfere in our 2016 General Election, to the detriment of Hillary Rodham Clinton, they did so in a conscious effort to help elect Donald Trump.  Not once have Republicans pointed out that, if Clinton was defeated because of Russian subversion, it does not necessarily follow that it was done to help the Trump campaign.  It could just as easily be the case that the Russians were as frightened at the prospect of a Clinton presidency as were millions of American Republicans.  Donald Trump was merely the unwitting beneficiary of their dislike and distrust of Hillary Clinton.

Since the 2016 campaign, Democrats have made much of the June 9, 2016 meeting at the Trump Tower, in New York, in which a Russian attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, arranged to meet with Donald Trump, Jr. by promising to deliver information damaging to Hillary Clinton.  From the Trump standpoint, the meeting was merely an opportunity to add to their store of opposition research, an activity that all political campaigns engage in on a daily basis.

As the meeting got under way, it soon became evident to Trump campaign officials that Ms. Veselnitskaya had no information on Hillary Clinton that would be useful to them.  What they did not know at the time was that the meeting was intended only to be a setup, helping the Clinton campaign create the appearance that the Trump organization was involved in collusion with Russian nationals.  When it was subsequently learned that Ms. Veselnitskaya had met with principals at the George Soros-funded Fusion GPS consulting firm in Washington, DC, both before and after the Trump Tower meeting, it should have occurred to Trump and to other GOP leaders that the meeting was a sham, its only purpose being to create the appearance of a nexus between the Trump campaign and the Russians.  Since Trump’s magnificent electoral upset in November 2016, we have yet to hear a single “rope-a-dope” Republican make the case that the Trump Tower meeting was arranged only for the “optics” of the gathering.

Republicans missed another perfect opportunity to score points against Democrats in the days and weeks following the one-on-one Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki.  When Trump met with Putin behind closed doors, with only their interpreters present, Democrats threw a hissy-fit, insisting that Trump divulge exactly what the two leaders discussed in private.  As expected, Republicans immediately fell into their defensive “rope-a-dope” mode, when the perfect response would have been, “We’ve asked the president about that and he tells us they discussed nothing but golf and their grandchildren.”

Finally, Republicans are regularly charged with the unspeakable cruelty of tearing families apart, separating a few dozen children from their parents when the parents illegally cross our southern border and are taken into custody by ICE agents.

When Democrats accuse the Trump administration of being cruel and heartless, Republicans immediately go into “rope-a-dope” mode.  What they fail to point out is that our state and federal governments regularly separate large numbers of children from their American citizen parents. For example, Pentagon statistics tell us that more than 1.3 million men and women currently serve in the U.S. military.  Of those, some 55 percent are married and 43 percent have children.  And when those parents are deployed to overseas war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, which can last from six to nine months, or more, they do not take their families with them.  Many of those military parents have been deployed multiple times.

Further, the United States has the world’s largest prison population.  At any given time, roughly 2.2 million Americans – approximately one out of every 115 – are in jail or prison, where they are forcibly separated from their families for long periods of time… some for a lifetime.  It is estimated that some 2.7 million American children (approximately 1 in 28) currently have a parent behind bars.

Now that liberals and Democrats have dug themselves into a very deep hole during the first twenty months of the Trump administration, and having demonstrated for all to see who and what they are during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. it seems only reasonable that Republican leaders have an obligation to pick up a shovel and fill it in.

When Muhammed Ali met George Foreman in the boxing ring in Zaire, he allowed Foreman to use him as a human punching bag for seven rounds before putting him down.  The question now arises, how long will Republicans allow themselves to be political punching bags before they finally figure out what game they’re in and do whatever is necessary to put the opposition flat on their backs.  When will they begin to act like men… or are we to assume that Lindsey Graham  (R-SC) is the only real man in our party?

Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College.  He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.

 

 

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