Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fact Check: The Truth About Stopping Gun Violence


Democrats really like gun buybacks.  Joe Biden says he'll order a gun buyback on day one of his Presidency.  It would be mandatory, of course.  Democrats claim this will end the wave of mass shootings and inner city gun violence in America.

Except, that's not the root cause of the problem. 

We've always had guns.  In fact, people used to carry them around.  In Switzerland, nearly every household has an automatic assault weapon.  You see young people in Israel carrying UZIs  everywhere.  Canada has lots of guns too.  None of those countries has the gun violence problem we have.

What's the difference?

Of the 27 worst mass shooting incidents in America, 26 of them were committed by men raised without fathers.  The same goes for inner city gun violence.  America has a fatherlessness problem.  That's because America has a government dependency problem.  The more politicians promote government dependency, the more children grow up fatherless.   Those other countries do not have epidemic fatherlessness like us.

So what's the solution?

Rather than a gun buyback, how about a father buyback?  The government should end all government dependency programs and replace them with a one time father buyback program of equal value.  Pay families to reform.  Bam.  Epidemic solved.

Write your representatives and urge them to support the father buyback program.  Let's put fathers back in families and reduce gun violence for real.   

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Fact Check: The Truth About Blame For Recent Mass Shootings


2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump’s rhetoric for shootings
AP Headline today

Democrat politicians, media personalities, and celebrities were quick to place blame on Donald Trump for the mass shootings this weekend that left 31 dead in El Paso and Dayton.  They called Trump a white nationalist, white supremacist, hater, bigot, racist, etc.  He has "blood on his hands" they said.  There was no ambiguity.  The shooters were taking direct orders from The White House, according to Democrats.

Except there's only one problem;  both shooters left trails that lead to different conclusions.

The Dayton shooter referred to himself as a LEFTIST.  He was an antifa guy, dressed as an antifa guy, and was an enthusiastic socialist supporter of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. 

The El Paso guy wrote a detailed manifesto in which he mentioned:   

Immigration 15 times
Environmental issues 16 times
Hispanics 10 times
Corporations 10 times

Wait.  He railed against corporations and the environment in equal measure to Hispanics and immigrants?

For much of his manifesto he sounded exactly like AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders.  And on illegal immigration, he mirrored Democrats alarmist language as much as Donald Trump's.  Every Democrat running today has used language like "crisis" and "flood" when referring to the illegals pouring across our border.  So have Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. 

But what turned the El Paso shooter into a killer was his despondency over the environment, corporations, and automation.  He singled out these concerns as the reasons he believed he had no future.  It's that kind of Nihilism that turns a political concern into a mass murder tragedy.  After all, in a twisted mind, if we are doomed anyway why not kill in order to wake people up to save civilization?  Where did he get these ideas?  Not from Donald Trump.

For those of you playing the blame game, here's the actual score: of the 22 dead in El Paso, 11 are charged to Democrats based on the very words of the shooter.  The 9 dead in Dayton are all charged to Democrats.  That makes the final score:  Democrats 20, and Republicans 11.   

The truth, though, is these two shootings can be blamed on two sick individuals.  The question we need to ask is why are we breeding insane people and allowing them access to weapons.  The second amendment IS compatible with preventing mass murderers from obtaining guns.

If you're wondering why we haven't fixed that yet, research who's blocking this NRA supported bill that would flag mental illness during background checks.  And if you're wondering why we have so many insane young single men, read this.  (Hint: they are almost all fatherless!) 
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For further reading, here are some excerpts from the El Paso shooters manifesto:
My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I('m) putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that. 

He specifically stated his ideas predated Trump.  No one screaming about blame read his own words.   
...The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history. The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations... 

Both parties are to blame for the... corporate takeover.
...My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn’t exist. The job of my dreams will likely be automated. Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year...
There is no future...and the environment is getting worse. 

...The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over harvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. Watersheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands. Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable....
See, he was just striving to make America more "sustainable".  He railed against depleted resources, depleted watersheds, pollution, drilling, plastic and electronic waste, urban sprawl, disposable paper towels, etc.  This all sounds like standard issue environmental leftism.  Might as well blame "The Lorax" for these murders, since that is the only "entity" he cites by name! 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Fact Check: The Truth About Mass Shootings [UPDATED]

Investigators search for answers after mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton
(Headline today)

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.  That pretty much describes our approach to mass shootings.  How's it working so far?

Here’s a radical but eminently logical proposal to finally stop the kind of mass shootings that just happened twice in a day:  Vote Republican!

I know. I know. You think Republicans ARE the problem!  Heck, they’re the NRA party, right?  At least one of these murderers targeted illegal immigrants, and isn't the Republican party the one against open borders? How can Republicans possibly fix this?  Bear with me and I’ll explain...   

The first thing to know is that Democrats have had either total control, filibuster control, or veto proof control of the federal government for the last 110 years.  That's right.  Despite what you've heard, this has been a one party country for over a century.  The last time Republicans had the Presidency, the House, and a super majority in the Senate was in 1909... when Theodore Roosevelt was President! Democrats have had complete control or filibuster control for the entirety of that time.  For about 25 years they had complete or near complete control, and for the remaining 85 years they had filibuster or veto control.  The last time Democrats had absolute complete control was waaay, waaay, back during the ...Obama Administration! What did they do to stop mass shootings in 110 years?  Nothing. At least nothing effective.

A fair question would be, OK, what if Republicans could get the kind of control Democrats have had, what would they do differently?  Here's a hint, and then some specifics:

The Democrat voting coalition is made-up largely of groups who are on some level dependent on the federal government.  Among them are the poor, minorities, the sick, the oligarchs, union members, government employees, social liberals, and single parent families. These groups look to the Federal Government for protection and  money, and therefore Democrats accrue power by maximizing their numbers.  Democrats want you poor, vulnerable, dependent, and afraid;  they have NO interest in solving problems that would prevent this.     

The Republican voting coalition is largely made-up of individuals who seek independence from the federal government.  Among them are people of faith, much of the middle class, small and mid-sized business people, social conservatives, and nuclear families.  These groups look to the federal government for freedom and independence, and therefore Republicans accrue power by maximizing their numbers.  Republicans want you prosperous, secure, independent, and unafraid; they have EVERY interest in solving problems to promote this.           

Now, who do you suppose wants people to live in fear of someone getting into a school, or mall, or concert, and committing mass murder?  Could that be why Democrats did nothing when they had the power for 25 of the last 110 years?  Could that be why an NRA supported bill since 2007 that would prevent dangerous homicidal maniacs from obtaining guns has never been passed?  Could that be why every time there is legislation to screen these people, Democrats insert a poison pill to kill it?  Could that be why Democrats torpedoed their own "Fix NICS" bill just last year? (NICS is the database of gun purchases and background checks)  Could that be why Democrats have done nothing to find the SSRI, drug, gaming, and mental health connection between young people and mass shootings?  (SSRIs are the Prozac type drugs that treat mental illness and correlate with mass shootings)  And who do you think passed the laws that allowed Nikolas Cruz and so many others to escape the criminal justice system entirely?  Why do you suppose no one is ever held accountable for the failures when murderers are red-flagged, but not stopped?

But the biggest factor connecting all gun violence, black and white, is the breakdown of the family.  Of the 27 worst mass shootings in America, 26 of them were committed by men who grew up without fathers.  The same holds true for the weekly violence in the inner cities across America. Democrat policies since 1909 have grown the government ten fold, made people dependent, and shrunk the family accordingly.  The most effective buy-back program to stop this madness would be a buy-back program for fathers!    
      
Democrats, however, have one solution: gut the Bill of Rights.  But would that solve anything?  According to Democrats themselves, banning assault weapons for a decade did nothing.  They ended the ban themselves under Bill Clinton.  Mass shootings happen all the time in countries without gun rights.  Some countries just use bombs and vehicles for mass murder.  The problem is not the tool, but the conditions that breed mass murderers.  And we are breeding them.  There was a time in America when every household had a gun, every kid could shoot, dynamite was sold in stores, fathers were common, and mass murders were rare.

Democrats will never fix this problem because the incentives are for them to keep people afraid, vulnerable, and dependent.  Give Republicans the Presidency, the House, and over sixty votes in the Senate for the first time in 110 years and this problem gets fixed, along with many others.  Or, keep voting Democrat and watch more innocent people die.  Your choice. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fact Check: The Truth About Special Counsel Robert Mueller



“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”
Often attributed to Mark Twain who said similar things, but apparently not this exact quote.

If you asked anyone who consumed news over the last two years, they would all agree with metaphysical certainty on several key facts:

  1. There was a Special Counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election
  2. The Special Counsel’s office was led by a man named Robert Mueller
  3. Robert Mueller was among the most competent, honest, and non-partisan men in America
  4. In Robert Mueller’s America you are innocent until proven guilty and no one is above the law
We knew these facts to be true because regardless what media we consumed, there was an overwhelming consensus. It didn’t matter if you got your news from NPR, CNN, Fox, NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, NYPo, NBC, ABC, WSJ…well you get the idea. Everyone agreed. There were no dissenters.

Except, none of it was true. Thanks to Mueller's testimony last week we learned the truth:

  1. “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” was the title of the final product, yet when asked directly several times about Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller responded, “That's beyond my purview”. How could Russian interference be beyond his purview? In truth, Russian interference WAS beyond his purview when it reflected negatively on Democrats. The entire Special Counsel exercise was a hit job on Donald Trump and should have been titled accordingly.
  2. If there is one thing we learned from Robert Mueller’s testimony, he had almost nothing to do with the report with his name on it. He certainly didn’t lead the investigation and probably never read the report. As was painfully apparent, Robert Mueller knew almost nothing about “The Mueller Report”.
  3. Robert Mueller may have been competent, honest, and non-partisan at some point in his life, but that ship sailed long ago. How could a competent, honest, non-partisan person allow his name to be associated with a partisan hit job that he knew almost nothing about?
  4. According to the formerly competent, honest, and non-partisan Robert Mueller, innocent until proven guilty does not apply to Donald Trump. The laws protecting the accused are not for him. Far from above the law, Donald Trump is beneath the law. Above the law are all Democrat miscreants, including those who ran a coup d’etat against the President. One of them, Hillary Clinton, was actually accused of breaking several laws by a Democrat FBI, but in an unprecedented move they exonerated her.  So Republicans are beneath the law and Democrats are above it.  Republicans are guilty until proven innocent and Democrats are innocent despite proof of guilt. Got that?
If everything we knew with 100% certainty the last two years was wrong, what other propaganda has gotten through? What else is consensus BS? What else do we know for sure that just ain’t so? Here’re just a few I’ve covered on this blog:

Manmade Global Warming
The causes of The Great Recession
Donald Trump’s temperament
Barack Obama’s scandal free administration & here too
Socialism is awesome
The causes of the health care crisis
Common news myths
Progressive taxation is awesome
Our Two Party System

I’m sure you can name others.

Do you notice that all those busted myths serve to promote a certain agenda? Why is that? Who’s controlling what you think you know?

Question everything. Because the stuff you know that ain’t so is all designed to further a totalitarian agenda.

(I’ll explain in a subsequent post why the dichotomy in U.S. politics is NOT Dem vs Rep, or liberal vs conservative, or left vs right. It is actually totalitarian vs limitarian. You read that right; limitarian NOT libertarian. Again, I’ll flesh this out soon…)