sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Observations

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.