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Jun 28 2020

Democrats Stand for Pure Evil

This November, no one will be able to say there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the parties. Republicans are feckless and ineffectual. Democrats are evil. Take your pick.

Over 100 million people were killed by their own Marxist government during the 20th century. If you want the 21st century to have a shot at topping that, vote Democrat, the party of violent Marxist revolutionaries.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jun 17 2020

Open Thread

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. - Frank Zappa

On a tip from Jester.

Jun 16 2020

Escalating Entertainment in Seattle’s Moonbat Utopia

Having spent 74 years under the heel of communism, the Russians running RT are laughing hard at the collectivist utopia that left-wing hooligans have inflicted on Seattle:

Enforcing private property rights in an anarchist utopia has proven difficult. One of the CHAZ occupiers took to Reddit over the weekend to complain that their tent had been looted and their laptop stolen, along with $400 in cash.

Leftists have a gift for euphemisms. Here’s one that tops “undocumented immigrant” and “choice”:

The CHAZ community quickly stepped in to reassure the victim that “a disadvantaged resident was in greater need of the items than you,” and to think of the theft as an “unplanned donation.”

What do you need police for? Justify crime with Marxist ideology and there are no laws to enforce — except for the law of the jungle, which Raz Simone can oversee.

In the absence of courts, revolutionary councils resolve disputes:

Much of the zone’s strategizing and organizing happens on Reddit. Here, some of the CHAZ organizers pondered a conflict resolution process over the weekend, to prevent similar thefts and disagreements. One of the plans discussed was the creation of a “Conflict Resolution Advisory Council.” However, the initial plan of electing one black man, one black woman and one white woman to resolve disputes soon fell apart when the organizers decided to include trans and non-binary representatives of all races, homeless members, mixed-race children, as well as 12 Asian members, as the original plan of including one Asian was deemed racist.

This society consisting entirely of liberals would make a fascinating study for anthropologists — if you can find any anthropologists these days who are not moonbats themselves.

Looks like the entertainment factor might go up a notch:

[A] collection of self-described “American Patriots,” made up of various militia and biker groups, is planning on retaking the zone from the leftists. According to an event posted on Facebook, more than 1,500 members of these “patriot groups” will descend on downtown Seattle on July 4 to “tear down the illegal barriers on public property, clean up the mess these communist kids made, and return the police station over to Seattle Police Department control.”

It would nice to think that local authorities will restore law and order by July. If not, they have no right to tax residents, as Jenny Durkan, Jay Inslee, and the rest of the clowns in charge are not fulfilling the most fundamental responsibility of government: to maintain public order.

On a tip from Henry B.

Jun 01 2020

More About Socialism Than About George Floyd

These aren’t “protests.” They are an organized insurrection. Evidence keeps pouring in:

On a tip from Varla.

May 07 2020

Los Angeles May Commandeer Luxury Hotels to House Homeless Because COVID-19

Any aspect of the progressive agenda can be inflicted in the name of the ChiCom virus, up to and including actual confiscation of property of the type that was seen in the homeland of the virus after communists seized power.

Via Fox News:

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted to identify hotels refusing to take in the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic and said they could possibly be “commandeered.”

Rights that our ancestors fought and died for must be sacrificed if it theoretically might save lives according to the experts. This applies even to the basic rights that serve as the pillars of civilization, like property rights.

“Each hotel brings new hope, each room could save a life,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said of Project Roomkey, according to KABC-TV.

Councilman Mike Bonin frames commandeering hotels as a “civil rights” issue. At this point, “civil rights” are to rights what “social justice” is to justice.

The motion, co-authored by Bonin, says, some hotels have been “unwilling to participate, reneged on initial interest, citing security concerns, liability issues, objections from corporate management or fear of lost revenue from being branded a ‘homeless hotel,’” according to KABC.

Therefore, their property must be taken by force.

The Third Amendment restricts government from forcibly quartering soldiers in people’s homes. Too bad this doesn’t apply to the unofficial zombie army of the Democrat Party, for which recruitment is accomplished through open borders, encouragement of drug use, a refusal to address mental illness, and job-destroying liberal policies.

The Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles, which has luxury condo residences, was among those resisting.

The Ritz won’t have quite the same cachet after it has been used as a government homeless shelter — always assuming that Big Government ever feels a need to give the hotel back to its rightful owners.

The hotel has received millions of dollars in tax breaks from the city over the years, according to FOX 11.

Any favor from Big Government comes with strings attached — even the “favor” of it refraining from confiscating as much money as it might have otherwise.

The condo residence’s homeowner’s association cited security, health and property value concerns in a letter to homeowners saying they would resist housing the homeless.

The average price for a one-bedroom condo in the hotel is about $1 million; some go for 40 times as much.

For that money, owners expect not to trip over drug-addled derelicts defecating in the hallway. They shouldn’t have spent so much on the mortgage that there was not enough left over to bribe councilmen to leave their property alone.

You might have thought it would take a bloody and protracted war before leftists could impose this level of tyranny on Americans. But decades of having our national character rotted away by moonbattery seem to have accomplished the job.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Apr 22 2020

Open Thread

Somewhere at the top of the pyramid in the invisible government are a few sinister people who know exactly what they are doing: They want America to become part of a worldwide socialist dictatorship. - Dan Smoot
Apr 08 2020

Permanent Universal Basic Income in Spain Because Coronavirus

Democrats aren’t the only ones exploiting Wuhan coronavirus to push toward Marxism. The socialists running hard-hit Spain are using it as a pretext to permanently institute the leftist policy of universal basic income:

The Spanish government is working to roll out a universal basic income as soon as possible, as part of a battery of actions aimed at countering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Economy Minister Nadia Calvino. …

But the government’s broader ambition is that basic income becomes an instrument “that stays forever, that becomes a structural instrument, a permanent instrument,” she said.

If you think Spain has a “refugee” crisis now, wait until word filters through Africa that everyone gets paid a lavish income (by African standards) just for breathing.

The deluge of freeloaders will wipe Spain off the map. By the end of the century, Spain will be an African country, economically and demographically barely distinguishable from the Congo.

But in the short term, prospects are good for the socialists, whom it will become impossible to vote out of office.

On tips from Henry B and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 03 2020

Leftist Ideology vs Stay at Home Directives

Moonbats are not about to let the Wuhan coronavirus crisis distract them from imposing their agenda. On the contrary, they see it as an opportunity, as prominent Democrats confirm. The maniacs at openDemocracy are even more forthcoming.

Their agenda prominently features the abolition of the family and of private property. Consequently, they are not in favor of people staying home to stop the spread of the virus, because this represents…

…the mystification of the couple-form; the romanticisation of kinship; and the sanitization of the fundamentally unsafe space that is private property.

The last thing a true moonbat wants is an experience that might strengthen family ties. Big Government is your family; you need no other.

How can a zone defined by the power asymmetries of housework (reproductive labor being so gendered), of renting and mortgage debt, land and deed ownership, of patriarchal parenting and (often) the institution of marriage, benefit health?

“Queer and feminized people … are definitionally not safe … in the capitalist home,” we are instructed. Furthermore, being told to stay home discriminates against derelicts. The proposed solution: occupying other people’s property (until such time as property can be abolished by The State), like the single mom squatters of Moms 4 Housing.

Moms 4 Housing is leading the way in beating back gentrification in California and enacting an understanding of comfortable housing as a basic human birthright.

Incremental communism works fast. See how quickly we have gone from “healthcare is a human right” to “housing is a human right” to “comfortable housing is a human right.” Within weeks we will learn that comfortable housing with an endless supply of free marijuana is a human right. Once they have established that they have a “right” to enslave those who work for a living via taxation and the welfare state, all else follows.

Although they don’t like the shelter at home directives, the openDemocracy moonbats must be loving the way liberal authorities have been decarcerating criminals in the name of COVID-19 (e.g., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore). But the envelope must be pushed further:

Free all prisoners and detainees now, remake the care facilities as spacious self-led villages, and dismiss all the workers with full pay so they can leave their bunks forever, move in with their friends, and pursue laziness for at least the next decade.

Why stop at a decade? Because even some moonbats realize that eventually they will run out of other people’s money, leaving everyone to ransack dumpsters for food as in Venezuela.

By the way, these lunatics are subsidized by George Soros, the Daddy Warbucks of the Democrat Party/MSM. As noted at the National Pulse:

Soros’s Open Society Foundation contributed four sizable donations to the “global media organization” in 2017: three were in the $100,000 – $120,000 range and one was an unspecified amount above $120,000.

openDemocracy represents what progressives are progressing toward. The Democrat Party’s platform will catch up within a couple of elections. From there, they will continue to progress into realms of malevolent madness previously unimagined.

On a tip from Frances J.

Apr 03 2020

Gavin Newsom: Virus Is “Opportunity for Reimagining a Progressive Era As It Pertains To Capitalism”

The Left’s eagerness to exploit the Wuhan coronavirus crisis to advance its own agenda goes far beyond diverting relief money into the overflowing pockets of PBS/NPR. Gavin Newsom spells it right out:

A reporter with Bloomberg News asked Gov. Newsom: “Do you see the potential, as many others in the Party do, for a new progressive era and opportunity for additional progressive steps?”

The crux of his long-winded response:

“There is opportunity for reimagining a progressive era as it pertains to capitalism,” Gov. Newsom said. “So yes, absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.”

Newsom isn’t alone:

House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said before the passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last month: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

That vision is to push the country as far leftward as they can while trying to avoid a second civil war.

As the Obamunist Rahm Emanuel famously put it,

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that: it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. - Rahm Emanuel

Don’t expect all of the freedoms we let them take in the name of the pandemic to be willingly returned.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Apr 01 2020

Chilean Leftist Carolina Cox Trapped in Cuba

The Wuhan coronavirus delivered a dose of poetic justice to Chilean leftist Carolina Cox. She has been trapped in the sort of country she wants to turn her own into and is not enjoying the experience. From Diario de Cuba, translation by Babalú Blog:

From Cuba, Chilean actress Carolina Cox called on her government to get her off the island where she has been stranded after flights out were canceled due to the spreading of COVID-19 all over the island. …

“It’s super distressing being in a country where there’s shortages of soap, toilet paper, our accounts are blocked because of the blocks on Cuba, connecting to the internet is very difficult, our credit cards don’t work [,,,] There’s people who need medicine, among us are kids, elderly, families,” she explained.

There’s a shortage of toilet paper in the USA too, thanks to hoarders. The difference is, in communist countries, there is always a shortage of everything except tyranny.

The actress, who has been an activist promoting the protests against the government of [Chilean President] Sebastian Piñera these past months and has declared herself a support of leftist regimes in the region, finished her message with a demand that her government do something about getting her back to Chile.

Cox carries a virus capable of inflicting more long-term damage than COVID-19, namely leftist politics. If the government she is trying to bring down is wise, it will not make bringing her back a priority.

Too bad the Hollyweird (e.g., Oliver Stone) and Big Journalism (e.g., Andrea Mitchell) leftists who praise the horrific communist regime in Cuba can’t be stranded there too.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble and Kate P.

Mar 30 2020

Conservatives Are the Real Environmentalists

Liberals are better at envirorighteous posturing, but conservatives are better at actually protecting the environment. Conservatives conserve what deserves to be conserved. That’s why they are called conservatives.

It’s not a question of whether to keep the air and water clean, but rather whether to do it through suffocating regulation as liberals prefer, or through property rights and innovation. Liberals want solutions imposed by federal government if not by international agencies. Conservatives prefer local solutions.

How do we know that the conservative approach works better? One word: socialism.

Michael Knowles explains:

With progressives, the issue is never the issue. The issue is always increasing their power over others.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Mar 27 2020

Open Thread

Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates. Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible. - Che Guevara
Mar 15 2020

Bill de Blasio Wants to Nationalize Industries in Name of Coronavirus

When Rahm Emanuel advised his fellow progressives never to let a crisis go to waste, he forgot to add the caveat that they should not be too obvious about exploiting crises to push America toward communism, because sensible people will be disgusted and push back. With luck, this is what will happen with New York’s odious mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Blaze reports on his interview yesterday on MSNBC:

De Blasio told host Joy Reid that the COVID-19 pandemic makes a good “case for a nationalization, literally, a nationalization of crucial factories and industries that can produce the medical supplies to prepare this country for what we need.”

That way, we could have shortages all the time, as opposed to only when people have been whipped into a panic.

The failed presidential candidate then called for the federal government to seize control of the hand sanitizer industry.

If you can nationalize hand sanitizer, what can’t you nationalize?

Hyper-statist extremism is nothing new for de Blasio:

As Politico reported in June 2019, during his ill-fated presidential campaign, the New York City mayor said he favored abolishing private health insurance.

De Blasio’s vision of socialized medicine would “absolutely” provide sexual mutilation surgery for transsexuals. Whether it would provide basic care to meet genuine medical needs is doubtful.

Never mind the temporary shortage of hand sanitizer. If liberals like de Blasio prevail, there will be a shortage of everything except moonbattery.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 15 2020

Toilet Paper Madness

Although Peggy Noonan says it is “rotten advice” to tell people not to panic over Wuhan virus, even she will probably admit that there is no sane reason to hoard toilet paper. Over 90% of it is produced in this country, and most of the rest in Canada or Mexico; if people didn’t hoard it, there would be no problem with supply. Yet we are subjected to scenes like this:

The Babylon Bee jokes about Bernie Sanders wanting to “seize the means of toilet paper production.” Parody is barely a half-step ahead of reality. Sanders has been sympathetic (see here and here) toward the socialist regime in Venezuela, which did exactly that. Via Daily Beast:

Venezuelans hoarded the commodity in 2013 as a result of a drop in production, leading the government to seize a toilet paper factory in an effort to ensure more supply. It failed to do the trick.

The beauty of the free market is that it provides what people want. If people go insane and decide that they want to fill their garages with excess toilet paper so as to fend off a respiratory virus, the market will provide it. However, it may take a while for supply to catch up with demand. In the meantime, some will have to go without because others succumbed to panic and stopped thinking straight.

Dave Morrison weighs in on coronavirus and the toilet paper apocalypse:

On tips from Lyle, Frances J, Dragon’s Lair, and MrRightWingDave.

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