Monday, June 25, 2018


June 25, 2018




MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey





You Don’t Get It Yet? It’s the Nazi Thugs who are Ruining Amerika (AKA Trump and His Gestapo)



Friends,

Yesterday in MY CORNER (“You Are a Nazi—Or Worse—if you Voted for Donald Trump or Believe in Borders,” June 25, 2018:   http://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-24-2018-my-corner-by-boydcathey.html) I passed on a sharp and at times satirical critique by prize-winning novelist C. J. Hopkins (see “Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalyse,” June 15, 2018: http://www.unz.com/article/awaiting-the-putin-nazi-apocalypse/) of the near completely unleashed and foaming-at-the-mouth response by the Mainstream Media, academia, Hollywood, and the political Left concerning the president’s—at times unwieldy--attempts to get control of our borders and have some form of immigration reform enacted by Congress.

The strategy of the unhinged left and their millions of automaton minions has been to fit their response into the anti-Trump narrative established back in late 2016 and carried forth with a fanatical vengeance throughout 2017 and into this year: somehow it’s the Russians—it’s Russian collusion—Trump working with Vladimir Putin—Trump and his administration acting like Nazis—it’s Trump supporters who have, in effect, become latter-day Nazis. In other words, they have created an all-encompassing Putin-Nazi-Trump bugaboo, an evil force on which they can blame everything they dislike or loathe or see happening since November 2016.

It’s the ultimate argument, the reductio ad Hitlerum, everything reduced to the template that your enemy is the “new Hitler” whose name is Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin. It’s all those “mainstream” Democrat politicos comparing the president’s policies to Nazi actions; it’s former Fox pundit, Colonel Ralph Peters, calling Tucker Carlson an apologist for Putin and then comparing him to Hitler on prime time because Carlson would not buy into the rigors of the standard leftist and Neoconservative narrative; it’s the continual drum beat by the media, Hollywood, and various Dems and Republicans (e.g., Mitt Romney, Senators Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, etc.) that somehow Trump is a dictator-wannabe who is willing to violate “human rights”—like a Nazi—and thus similar to that evil genius in the Kremlin, that wily ex-KGBer: you know, the guy who persecutes LGBTQ activists and won’t allow same sex marriage and who forbids same sex proselytization in Russian schools, who goes around and demolishes those revered  (by American Leftists) edifices to Communism and replaces them with churches, that guy who says that his country must return to its Christian traditions—you know, that  evil guy. Shudder! He is a real danger to what is called “American democracy,” you see!

Anyway, our satirist friend, C. J. Hopkins, offers another savage satirical look—and it could have been authored (half seriously) by almost any run-to-the-tall-grass Neoconservative columnist for National Review or on Fox News, after figuring out that, oops!, he had said or written a boo-boo in the eyes of the PC establishment and his cocktail party friends over on the “farther Left.

So, malefactors who violate the steadily advancing Marxist standards of speech, action, and thought must be brought into line and forced to beat their breasts and apologize profusely and often—one way or another. See that ICE agent over there? Okay, he really is a latter-day Gestapo agent rounding up poor Jews, uh, I mean poor Honduran children…You understand yet? Go harass him, threaten him, even employ violence if that what it takes. That’s the authoritarian narrative--it's no longer the extremist lunatic fringe; rather it’s the lunatic fringe that has become the overpowering mainstream—and you deny it at your own professional and very personal—and physical—risk.
 

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Confession of a Putin-Nazi Denialist


C.J. HOPKINS • JUNE 20, 2018

Last week, I published an inappropriate and deeply offensive satirical essay, for which I would now like to repeatedly apologize. The offensive satirical essay in question, Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalypse, which I regret having written and for which I intend to repeatedly apologize throughout this essay, concerned what I perceived, at the time I wrote it, as an overreaction on the part of millions of decent, patriotic liberals to the first eighteen months of Donald Trump’s presidency and Vladimir Putin’s ongoing efforts to destroy democracy and take over the entire world.



In light of recent revelations, and repeated viewings of heartbreaking close-up color photos of children in cages, I feel it incumbent on myself to confess what I recognize now as my part in spreading the scourge of Putin-Trump Nazism that is metastasizing like a hideous Slavic colon cancer throughout our great nation, and to repeatedly apologize for having been an apologist for such Hitlerian evil, as well as any discomfort my Putin-Nazi Denialism might have caused anyone.



In addition to repeatedly apologizing for any emotional or psychological discomfort or trauma my essay may have caused, I would like to attempt to explain why I wrote it, not to in any way excuse myself, but rather, in the hope that other political satirists might learn from my mistake, and stop and think about the consequences of going after cheap, easy laughs while hundreds of thousands of innocent people are being rounded up by the American gestapo and shipped off to concentration camps to be horribly murdered with poison gas, and experimented on by sadistic doctors, or just slowly starved and worked to death … which is obviously nothing to joke about.



Again, I’m not trying to rationalize the offensive nature of the essay in question (which I wrote on prescription sleep medication), but I was honestly not aware when I wrote it that there was such a thing as the American gestapo, or that there were any actual concentration camps in the United States at the present time. I just assumed that the stories I was seeing in the press about children being torn away from their parents, locked in cages, or disappeared, were referring to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, both of which were created in 2002, when everyone was still running around waving flags, backing the invasion of the Greater Middle East, the loss of any semblance of personal privacy, and the militarization of their local police, because the ruling classes and the corporate media had told them that Saddam Hussein was Hitler, or that Osama bin Laden, or someone, was Hitler. I had not realized that Putin had ordered Trump to transform the DHS (which during the beneficent Obama administration had been housing so-called “illegal immigrants” in comfort suites at the Holiday Inn, and providing the kids with Snow Cones, and so on) into a goose-stepping, Sieg-heiling Nazi kill-corps that is even now, as I am writing this confession, carrying out the Final Mexican Solution.



Fortunately, General Michael Hayden set me straight with his recent tweet, featuring a picture of Auschwitz itself, and a grim reminder that “other governments have separated mothers and children.” Hayden, a former director of both the NSA and CIA, and who has no qualms about torturing Muslims or illegally surveilling American citizens, surely knows a death camp when he sees one … so I figured I’d better dig a little deeper into this whole Nazified Amerika thing.



When I did, mostly by submersing myself in countless reports in the corporate media, and by spastically flicking through memes on Twitter, I realized what a fool I had been (which, again, I’m terribly, terribly sorry for). I had thought Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy was just another gratuitously sadistic twist on the long-standing practice of tormenting desperate people fleeing societies systematically destabilized by the US government and the corporations that basically own it in order to maintain a criminalized labor force to do the shit jobs Americans don’t want and drive down domestic wages, generally … but it turns out that isn’t it at all. No, this time, it appears it’s not just another Republican beating up on minorities to score political points with Americans too blind or ignorant to understand that “illegal immigrants” are not their enemies, but rather, the victims of the same corporatocracy that has been bleeding them dry for the last five decades while pandering to their tribalist fears and fantasies of racial superiority. No, this time, it’s the actual, literal Nazis with actual, literal concentration camps, except that this time they want to exterminate the Mexicans, or Mexican kids in any event, and Hitler is actually a foreign agent remotely controlled by Vladimir Putin, who is somehow, at the same time, also Hitler, and is trying to take over the entire world by allowing his country to be surrounded by NATO, except for his naval ports in Crimea, which Obama helped the Ukrainian Nazis try to steal away from the Russian Nazis, but that was way back in 2014, before Amerika went full-blown Nazi, when there were no Mexican kids in Walmarts converted into Nazi death camps. Or something more or less like that. I’ve been getting a little confused, myself, since I started trying to stop to overthinking things and instead just react to whatever stimulus the corporate media and the ruling classes wave in front of my face every day.



Look, the point is, I’m terribly, terribly sorry for writing that offensive satirical essay, which I realize now was horribly insensitive, and hurtful, and possibly against some law, or corporate code of Internet conduct. I sincerely hope you will not read it, and that Google and Facebook caught it and deranked it before it lured any impressionable young minds into the cesspool of Putin-Nazi Denialism. As for me, I’ve decided it will be best for everyone if I withdraw from public life for a while to reflect on how I ended up here and … you know, to spend more time with my family and meditate on my social sins….



Forgive me. I’m still working on my Putin-Trump-Nazi Denialism. Just give me a little time alone with the corporate media, and Twitter, and I will eventually get my mind right, I swear.



C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com orconsentfactory.org.

Sunday, June 24, 2018


June 24, 2018



MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey



You’re A Nazi—or Worse—if You Voted for Donald Trump or Believe in Borders


Friends,

Saturday is usually my day to go to the local Food Lion and shop for groceries for the week—I normally can pick up everything I need if I prepare a list and menu for meals in advance.

Yesterday, while deep in the produce section, I saw a friend who is on the MY CORNER email list, and after a little chit-chat and questions about family and school, the conversation turned to national politics. And my friend asked me, referring to the column I wrote this past Friday, “Those Leftist Crazies Are Wanting to Kill You” (June 22, 2018: http://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-22-2018-my-corner-by-boydcathey.html), “Boyd, do you really think it’s gotten that bad? Are we headed to violence and maybe real civil war?”

I shook my head and responded: “Yes, I do think that’s where things are tending. Just look at those news bits that manage to reach the national media—they are only the tip of an unhinged ice berg of violence, both real and verbal, being unleashed against folks like you and me. And it is reaching a crescendo, and, sadly, I think it’s only going to get worse, far worse, as we approach elections this fall.”

My friend, who owns his own small business, and who is a new grandfather, just shook his head.

“I don’t know many folks here in Wendell who resemble the folks you wrote about,” he added.

“But we live in a small town, still rural in many ways,” I responded. “I am sure that there are a few such types hereabouts, but they probably don’t go to your Baptist Church or belong to the American Legion, so you probably don’t come into contact with them. And your children go to East Wake Christian Academy, so they probably won’t come into contact with them, either.”

At that point my friend nodded his head, and simply added, “Well, it’s very sad. Seems like anyone who wants to live a Christian life and not go along with those crazy leftists and their ideas that you write about is just being attacked. I hate it.”

I agreed, and added: “The problem is that we have been attempting to live our lives like we always have—we inherited traditions and a heritage—we go to church and raise our families—we aren’t looking for controversy. It is not us who initiated this conflict. The fact is that when Donald Trump was elected to drain the swamp, no matter his personality or weaknesses, he tore the mask off these people. They thought they had clear sailing to transform this country. And they weren’t that worried about you or your family opposing them. Because they figured that by radically changing our institutions, our schools, our entertainment, our culture, you and yours would be forced eventually to go along, whether you wanted to or not.”

Then, I added: “Just like a young Leftist friend of my nephew once told me: ‘You older right wingers will eventually just die out in a few years; then we will take complete control.’”

Those words echoed in my thoughts yesterday, as they continue to echo from time to time in my mind.

We are in a full-blown culture war, and it is beyond the time that we recognized that, that we understood what we are in, what we are up against. I have listened to pastors and priests, all well-intentioned, talking about dialogue, about getting along, about peace—all certainly desirable. But, I think we have, in large part, passed that point. It’s like April 1861, and the clouds of open conflict are ready to burst. I pray that I am wrong, but I believe sincerely I am right.

And early this morning, bringing the dogs in from a long walk when the humidity was lower, I turned on the news and made a quick scan of my emails (169 since 11 o’clock last night!). The news of the dripping hate, of the vicious imprecations and foul words spewing forth, the harassment, the virtual calls to violence, all directed at people like my friend, but with a far higher national profile than he, stood out—and stood out like a sad but truthful confirmation of what I wrote this past Friday and what I said to my friend yesterday.

Consider:

“ICE is a terrorist organization, and its egomaniacal leader is Donald Trump,” says Democratic governor candidate Cynthia Nixon. [https://nypost.com/2018/06/22/cynthia-nixon-labels-ice-as-a-terrorist-organization/]

General Michael Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency [sic!], tweets a picture of the Auschwitz concentration camp with the caption “other governments have [also] separated mothers and children”  [https://www.nationalreview.com/news/ex-cia-chief-defends-tweet-comparing-trump-border-policy-to-nazi-concentration-camps/]

"If you vote for Trump, then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis," says MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch [https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/06/22/msnbcs_donny_deutsch_if_you_vote_for_trump_you_are_ripping_children_from_parents_arms.html]

White House Press Secretary is peremptorily told to leave a Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, by the manager, because she is associated with the president [https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-trump-press-secretary/2018/06/23/id/867905/?ns_mail_uid=61377180&ns_mail_job=1799233_06232018&s=al&dkt_nbr=010502om066c]

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is surrounded by demonstrators screaming profanities in a restaurant and then her home is surrounded by violence-inducing protesters [https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-mexican-restaurant-protest/index.html]

The list goes on and on, is potentially inexhaustible—and truly chilling.

We are in a civil war, a real one—and it is total war, without limits or conditions. The sooner we understand that and prepare for every eventuality, the better for us and our families.

Reading through the multiple messages I received this morning I found the following column by C. J. Hopkins, an award-winning playwright and novelist. And I pass it on as a kind of journalistic summary, laced with a bit of sarcasm but also very sobering, of what I am talking about.

Perhaps a third, maybe more, of our fellow citizens partake in this frenzied lunacy, this infectious sickness. Dialogue with them? Peace? Sometimes the only alternative in a situation, regretfully, is to turn our ploughshares into swords.

Happy Sunday. Read on.

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Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalypse


C.J. HOPKINS • JUNE 15, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of waiting for the Hitlerian nightmare that the corporate media promised us was coming back in 2016. Frankly, I’m beginning to suspect that all their apocalyptic pronouncements were just parts of some elaborate tease. I mean, here we are, a year and half into the reign of the Trumpian Reich, and, well, where are all the concentration camps, the SS units with their death’s head insignia, the Riefenstahlian parades and rallies? Trump hasn’t even banned the Democratic Party, or annexed Canada, or invaded Mexico, or made anybody wear color-coded armbands. If he doesn’t start Hitlering relatively soon, the oracles of the corporate media are going to have some serious explaining to do.

I don’t think I’m overreacting. After all, back in 2016, The Guardian promised us an “Age of Darkness,” and the end of “civilized order” as we know it. “Globalization is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed,” one of its more hysterical pundits proclaimed. “Donald Trump is actually a fascist,” Michael Kinsley assured us in The Washington Post. Charles Blow of The New York Times warned that Trump’s election was “the beginning of the end,” the descent of the republic into “racial Orwellianism,” whatever that’s supposed to mean. Thomas Friedman called it “a moral 911.” Paul Krugman predicted nothing short of “a global recession with no end in sight.” Jonathan Chait, after heroically vowing not to flee the country with his terrified family, but to stay and fight to the bitter end, guaranteed us that the “monster,” Trump, would “shake the republic to its foundations.”

Perhaps my seismometer is on the fritz, but I haven’t detected much foundation shaking. Yes, Trump repulses me, personally. I do not like the man. I never have. I was based in New York for fifteen years, in the 1990s and early 2000s, before he became a game show host, when he was still just a shady real estate mogul with alleged ties to organized crime who occasionally appeared on Wrestlemania and just generally went about the city making a narcissistic ass of himself and plastering his gold-plated name onto everything. So I have no illusions about his character … the man is an inveterate snake oil salesman with the moral compass of a Tijuana pimp. All I’m saying is, we were promised Hitler, or Mussolini at the very least, and it seems like all we’re getting so far is just regular old  Donald Trump.

Of course, he could just be laying low and holding back on the Hitler stuff as part of the evil master plan personally developed by Vladimir Putin to systematically brainwash Americans (with state-of-the-art mind-control Facebook ads) into embracing all-out National Socialism and marching through the streets in full Nazi regalia singing Amerika Über Alles… at which point Trump will rip off his mask, reveal his true Hitlerian face, Steve Bannon will suddenly reappear in the turret of an M1 Abrams tank at the head of a division of rebel infantry flying giant Confederate flags as they hideously rumble down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Putin-Nazi Holocaust will begin.

Or maybe the extremely serious, Pulitzer Prize-winning political pundit David Leonhardt is onto something. In a prominent op-ed in The New York Times, he wonders if Putin’s “secret plan” is for Trump to destroy “the Atlantic alliance” by arriving late for the G7 meeting and “picking fights over artificial issues,” not to mention insulting the Canadian prime minister, which, it doesn’t get much more hair-raising than that. OK, I know you’re probably thinking that sounds like the hopelessly paranoid jabber of some conspiracy theorist nut on YouTube, but we’re talking The New York Times here, folks, and a bona fide “respectable pundit” who wrote a whole 15,000-word ebook and has been interviewed by Stephen Colbert, among his many other distinguished accomplishments.

Examined in the context of other blatantly loony theories the corporate media are currently attempting to ram down our throats, Leonhardt’s theory kind of makes sense. The Guardian, another very serious newspaper, in addition to covering the repercussions of its coverage of Corbyn’s Nazi Death Cult, is hot on the trail of the soon-to-be-infamous Putin-Banks-Brexit Connection. According to “documents seen by The Observer,” a Guardian sister publication, Arron Banks, a “Brexit bankroller,” allegedly had brunch with the Russian ambassador three times, instead of just once, as he had claimed. He was also allegedly offered a piece of some shady gold deal in exchange for the number of someone on Trump transition team, which for some reason it was otherwise impossible to obtain. Or whatever. It doesn’t really matter what happened. The point is, Putin orchestrated the Brexit, presumably as part of his secret plan to destabilize the Atlantic alliance, and then blackmailed Trump into running for president with that “pee-tape” the Democrats paid a former British spook to allege exists.

Paul Krugman of The New York Times concurs. In his latest extremely serious piece of totally respectable grown-up opinionating, he once again calls Trump “a quisling” (he’s developed a fondness for this term, which goes over well with New York Times readers) and reiterates that Trump is “a de facto foreign agent” and that “America as we know it is finished.” Tragically, according to Krugman, the FBI, CIA, and other Guardians of Western Democracy are utterly powerless to deal with this quisling, and his evil puppet master, Putin, because it turns out the entire Republican Party is “hopelessly, irredeemably corrupt.” Yes, it appears the only chance we have to save the world from Trumpzilla, and imminent Putin-Nazi Holocaust, is to elect a buttload of Democrats to office, and eventually an Obama-like Democratic President, so they can launch an all-out thermonuclear war against Russia and North Korea … that’ll teach these Putin-Nazis to screw around with our trade agreements!

Oh, and also, we need to cancel the Brexit, and do away with all these “populist” movements that Putin has fomented all over Europe. For example, according to billionaire George Soros, the refugee-hating League in Italy is likely another Putin-backed front, part of his scheme to “dominate the West.” One can only assume that the AfD, the FPÖ, Rassemblement National, and every other extreme-Right party exploiting people’s rage and fear in Europe are parts of Putin’s grand conspiracy (except, of course, for the Ukrainian Nazis the Western alliance put into power). Soros, like billionaire Bruce Wayne before him, tired of waiting for the West to strike back, is taking matters into his own hands. Not only has he been tirelessly laboring to prevent Donald Trump from “destroying the world,” now he’s financing “Best for Britain,” a campaign to de-brainwash the British people, who, obviously, only voted for Brexit because they’d been brainwashed by the Putin-Nazis.

I could go on and on with this. Have you heard the the one about the Putin-Nazis conspiring with the NRA? How about the one where Emmanuel Macron, in order to protect the French from “fake news,” and division-sowing Putin-Nazi memes, wants the authority to censor the Internet? Or have you read the column in which David Brooks, without a detectable trace of irony, laments the passing of international relationships “based on friendship, shared values, loyalty, and affection” … seriously, he used the word “affection” in reference to the Western alliance, one of the most ruthless, mass-murdering empires in the history of ruthless, mass-murdering empires? Oh,yeah, and I almost forgot … MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is reporting that the North Korea summit was also orchestrated by Putin!

I’m not sure how much more bizarre things can get. This level of bull goose loony paranoia, media-generated mass hysteria, and mindless conformity would be hysterically funny … if it weren’t so fucking horrifying in terms of what it says about millions of Westerners, who are apparently prepared to believe almost anything the authorities tell them, no matter how nuts. That famous Voltaire quote comes to mind … “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,” he wrote. Another, more disturbing way of looking at it is, people willing to believe absurdities, to switch off their critical thinking faculties in order to conform to an official narrative as blatantly ridiculous as the Putin-Nazi narrative, are people who have already surrendered their autonomy, who have traded it for the comfort of the herd. Such people cannot be reasoned with, because there isn’t really anyone in there. There is only whatever mindless jabber got injected into their brain that day, the dutiful repetition of which guarantees they remain a “normal” person (who believes what other normal persons believe), and not some sort of “radical” or “extremist.”

These people are the people who worry me … these “normal” people who, completely calmly, as if what they are saying wasn’t batcrap crazy, explain how Trump is just like Hitler, and how Putin is trying to take over the world. I sit there and listen and smile at these people, some of whom are friends and colleagues, people who I genuinely like, and who genuinely like me in return, but who, under the right set of circumstances, would stand by and watch me marched into prison, or worse, and not utter a word in protest.



C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com orconsentfactory.org.




Friday, June 22, 2018


June 22, 2018



MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey



Those Leftist Crazies Are Wanting to Kill YOU



Friends,

Usually I try to collect all the business that I must do in Raleigh into one day—one trip into North Carolina’s increasingly cosmopolitanized and rapidly de-Southernized capital city is about all I can stand these days: it’s become too much like just about any other homogenized, faceless metropolis in any other part of the country. Most of Raleigh’s historic and traditional charm and character has been erased and overawed by transplants and interlopers from “up North” and elsewhere who feel that their mission in life is to remake the Tar Heel State’s capital into a copy of the decaying cities they left behind! Unlike Columbia, South Carolina, Raleigh wasn’t burned by Sherman back in 1865, but the city fathers back then, I’m certain, would be appalled at what has happened since then to a once gracious Southern city. As the late wonderful Southern writer Tom Landess once said about modern-day Atlanta: “Where is Sherman when we really need him?”

When going into town I usually park in the public (for pay) lot across the street from where I used to be gainfully employed at the North Carolina State Archives. It’s a short block to the historic old North Carolina State Capitol (1840) and a short, usually pleasant walk to most any office or business downtown. Curiously, there are some, mostly newer residents of the capital city who live either out near Cary and Apex or way up in the northern extremes of the city, past the outer beltline, who have never even been “downtown” (when I was working downtown I used to get queries from persons who wanted to come to the Archives, but had no idea at all how to get there).

Anyway, I was making one of my mostly weekly forays into what has become for me “the heart of darkness,” and I parked my 2006 Kia Spectra in the public lot. The lot was nearly full of cars, and as I got out I viewed literally hundreds of mostly women, but a few men and children tagging along, all gaily vested in summertime outfits, many carrying placards and signs.

Almost immediately I was aware that these folks were protesters assembled in the capital city for some event, some protest, and from their signs—the ones I read—they were there to protest President Trump, his immigration policies, “police brutality,” failure to respond to purported “climate change,” “income inequality,” and a multiple of other causes, all on which I would say were on the Left, or better said, the Culturally Marxist Left.

One lady who walked by my car seemed to notice my state-issued Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate with its Battle Flag and the sticker I affixed to my car back in 2016: “Putin for President,” which always gets a few views and second-takes!

I smiled at her—as I was always taught to do by my good parents—and said “How’s it going?”  The lady (she probably wouldn’t have liked that word) responded: “I’m great.” Then she added almost immediately: “Why that racist license plate and that Putin bumper sticker?”

Now, let me describe this female: she could have passed for anyone’s favorite aunt. She seemed friendly enough. She had greying hair, large sun glasses, a smart-looking summer dress, and a large handbag. She could been on her way to vacation Bible school for all I knew. She was white and from her demeanor appeared to be middle or upper middle class. At the beginning of our short tete-a-tete she had one of those frozen plastic smiles on her face that you see on various store clerks or perhaps on a car salesman if he thinks you might purchase a vehicle from him. But when she opened her mouth and spoke, as my grandfather used to say, I knew “she won’t from around here!”

I responded to her question politely, with a smile on my face: “The license plate is state-issued, and it means that I am a member of the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is a heritage group defending our state’s traditions and history.”  And I added with a broader smile: “The Putin sticker is mainly there to provoke thought…and maybe conversation.”

I could tell from the lady’s expression that she wasn’t at all amused. “These are racist and fascist symbols!” she exclaimed, becoming perturbed as she spoke.

“Not really,” I responded. I tried to smile, but it was no use.

I changed the topic: “Are you here for a protest,” I asked. She answered: “Yes, I am with the North Carolina Peace Action Center. We believe in equality and peace, in pacifism. I’m a member of the United Church of Christ, and we believe in international brotherhood and social justice and the dignity and rights of the individual.” (I think that was what she said, but I am only summarizing her). “We are protesting fascism and racism, and demanding full equality and voting rights, and that our legislature take immediate action to stop upholding white privilege!”

At that point I understood that this brief conversation was going nowhere and that nothing I could say, other than forced pleasantries, would make matters better. So, I just smiled, hoping to quickly end the conversation. But I couldn’t help myself and had to say one last thing as I tried to get away: “Equality doesn’t exist in this world. Respectfully, I would suggest that all those cultural Marxist slogans you’re stating only end in much greater pain, hardship, and social disaster. Now, I must really go to my appointment. Nice to meet and talk with you.”

I thought that would end it, but it did not. And before I could steal away, she uttered in a rising crescendo: “You must be Trump supporter!” As I continued to move away from her, I nodded my head.

“Trump supporters are racists and F---ing fascists!” she angrily shouted.  There it was: from this respectable looking lady, who probably was around 60, certainly not impoverished (materially), most likely college or university-educated, a member (apparently active, as well) in an established mainline Protestant church—the “F-bomb,” uttered at a stranger, someone she had just casually met getting out of his car on a hot summer day in Raleigh, North Carolina. She had never seen me before (unless—extremely doubtful—she had attended a Confederate flag event!), she didn’t know my name—but she understood correctly that I was a “Trump supporter” in 2016, and obviously, with that Confederate license plate, well, then, I was the epitome, the symbol, of all that stood in the way of her goal of remaking America into a cultural Marxist utopia.

“Full equality?” And I was reminded of the “equality” pictured by various writers who had either experienced the Communist kind or who were wise enough to understand what it meant:  George Orwell’s depiction in his fanciful novel, Animal Farm, but even more aptly, perhaps in Arthur Koestler’s dystopian novel Darkness at Noon (1940), a thinly-veiled account of Stalin and his great purges, or even more, by the late Spanish traditionalist, Rafael Gambra, in his marvelous volume, El silencio de Dios (1967), which desperately needs an English translation.

I don’t think that protesting woman, despite her probable university training and membership in the UCC, would have fathomed anything those writers wrote, or understood anything they were saying.

What I found perhaps most disturbing in this short encounter—and something not even the Stalinists of old were that guilty of—was the near complete decline linguistically, in language. How had things in our society degenerated so far that a perfect stranger would, after less than two minutes of conversation, decide to unleash the “F-bomb” on me? Has our national discourse declined this far?

And, in reflecting, the answer is a definite “yes,” and all we need to do is make a cursory search online (or via the television) of just recent statements and imprecations uttered by the more noteworthy minions of the Left in American society. Just before I began writing this column, I was able to go online and find about fifteen instances in which the foulest four-letter words were spoken publicly, to national audiences, or to large groups of online recipients. Robert De Niro, anyone?

And, no, I do not accept the faux-argument that it was Donald Trump who began all this decline and abuse in the English language. This degradation was there in full force long before he ever became president—it was there in the dialogue sequences of almost every Hollywood block-buster since at least the 1980s. It was there on our college campuses, countenanced by the professoriate; it was there in our culture. All Donald Trump did was tear off the scab which thinly disguised the utter gutter mindset of our supposed political, cultural and educational arbiters. His unanticipated and unexpected presence in the White House infuriated and maddened them—forcing them, as the pus under those scabs, to come forth in all their oleaginous stench and foulness.

So, in this age of Donald Trump I should have expected that “peace demonstrator” I encountered—that self-proclaimed pacifist and social justice warrior advocating for “equality” and “justice”—to act exactly as she did. Her vaunted and repeated deep concern and desire for equality and for dialogue does not include me, or the millions like me—or you. Only if we repent continuously and contritely for our past sins, repent for the multiple sins of all our (white) ancestors, and for the white privilege we somehow enjoy (although I’ll bet my meagre retirement income is far less than that lady’s financial resources!), then there might be a very tiny glimmer of hope for us in that lady's view. And even then, with the goal of open borders and the long-range population replacement strategy of the Left, whatever I could say would assuredly mean little to her.

In the end, we are in an immense battle, a cultural war to the death, what Pat Buchanan wrote about and described back in 2002 with his volume The Death of the West, and in subsequent works—such as the brilliant Paul Gottfried has documented in his critical studies on the intellectual earthquake that has shaken Western European and American civilization to its foundations.

In the end, one side must win, and one side must lose. It is that simple.

And how that final conflict, that war to the death is fought is now an open question as never before, certainly since the assassination attempt on Representative Steve Scalise and the House Republicans or the attack by a Leftist crazy on the Family Research Council (after those professional “hate monitors” at the Southern Poverty Law Center had labeled it as a purveyor of “right wing hate”).

As I have said—and written more than once—the one advantage we have is that we don’t believe in gun control. Every neighbor I have out here in my lower middle class neighborhood in still-rural Eastern Wake County is armed with shotguns and .44s or .38s; while our opponents scream “gun control.” So, if and when their lunacy becomes too overpowering and they decide to march out this way looking for “fascists” and “racists” to hound, our target practice training will come in good use!

Let’em come!

And just a few examples of more visible and national Leftist lunacy unleashed (I have attempted to catch some of the more egregious uses of four letter words):

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Police: Florida Man Threatened to Kill Rep. Brian Mast’s Children over Trump Policy



by Joshua Caplan   20 Jun 2018

Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three young children over the Trump administration’s immigration policy.


Key reportedly phoned Rep. Mast’s D.C. office on Monday, warning the intern who received the call that he was going to “find the congressman’s kids and kill them,” say court documents filed in U.S. District Court.

“If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids,” Key said in one of 478 calls to Mast’s office, according to the filings. Key also allegedly contacted Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

“Key told an FBI investigator and Martin County sheriff’s deputy he never threatened to kill Mast’s children, but admitted he said ‘Mast should be separated from his kids’ if he supported the Trump administration policy,” reports Treasure Coast Palm.

The Stuart man was charged with threatening to kidnap or injure a person and is scheduled for arraignment on July 2 in St. Lucie County, Florida.

Rep. Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan, has not issued a statement on the incident.

Actor Peter Fonda: ‘Rip Barron Trump From His Mother… Put Him in Cage With Pedophiles’



By John Nolte  20 Jun 2018

Oscar-nominated actor Peter Fonda called on a mob to “rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”


Barron Trump, the young son of the president and first lady, is just 12-years-old.

But this is what hysterical Leftist actor Peter Fonda said about him:

WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F--K — Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) June 20, 2018

Fonda also called on a mob of 90 million to surround schools attended by the children of ICE agents in order to “scare the sh-t out of them and worry the f--k out of the agents” and to “make their children worry.”

Sounds great. We don’t have to take the agents kids, we only need to surround their schools and scare the sh-t out of them and worry the f--k out of the agents frm CBE ICE & REGULAR BORDER PATROL AGENTS. WE NEED TO SCARE THE F--K OUT OF THEM! NEED TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN WORRY NOW https://t.co/z3YqCtVI0I

— Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) June 20, 2018



“Wanna stop this f--king monster,” Fonda wrote in another tweet, referring to President Trump, “90 million people in the streets on the same weekend! These Republican assholes are all in on it! The chief asshole is happy we are all very upset. we have to get even more angry with these Republicans.”

Peter Henry Fonda @iamfonda    Wanna stop this f--king monster? Really wanna stop this giant asshole? 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND! THESE REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES ARE ALL IN ON IT! THE CHIEF ASSHOLE IS HAPPY WE ARE ALL VERY UPSET. WE HAVE TO GET EVEN MORE ANGRY WITH THESE REPUBLICANS 1:12 AM - Jun 20, 2018

Fonda added that this massive protest would need to be made to look spontaneous, not like something that had been organized by elitists like himself.

“This must be like a spontaneous event without seeming to be organized by me and we have to make this happen NOW,” the 78-year-old wrote.


Peter Henry Fonda   @iamfonda   It’s more than a protest! 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend works. I can’t be the organizer for they’ll arrest me for conspiracy to commit sedition. This must be like a spontaneous event without seeming to be organized by me and we have to make this happen NOW




As of yet, there is no indication Twitter has taken any action against Fonda, even though the left-wing actor has violated numerous Twitter policies with his call for mob violence against a child, his call for a mob to kidnap the President of the United States’ child and put him in a cage with the specific purpose of having this 12-year-old child gang-raped.

Fonda also went on a sexist jihad against White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security. Using the sexist slut “gash,” and adding that “‘gash’ is much worse than cunt,” Fonda called for violence against both.

“Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping,” he said of Sanders.

SS (Sarah Sanders) is a lying gash, too. And “gash” is much worse than cunt. Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.

— Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) June 19, 2018  “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby. The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity,” Fonda tweeted.



Fonda’s call to strip Nielsen naked and publicly whip her was cheered on by Nancy Sinatra:

 — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) June 19, 2018

   “Say how you really feel, Blues baby.” ♥️🌊

Josh Fox, a left-wing documentary director who has also been nominated for an Oscar, registered his approval of Fonda’s tweets:

Yo. @iamfonda is on fire right now. God bless him. Check out his whole feed rn. https://t.co/TxebWnsFKh — Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) June 20, 2018



A good faith search of Fonda’s Twitter account and prior statements reveal no record him protesting former President Barack Obama separating border children. In his defense, Fonda might not have known Obama was separating children from parents at the border because the establishment media covered this fact up for eight long years.

Another issue worth mentioning is that one of the reasons children are being separated from adults at the border, is to PROTECT them from the sex traffickers who use their underage prey as a golden ticket into America. The whole idea of Trump’s zero tolerance policy is to finally put an end to “catch and release,” a policy that incentivizes the exploitation of  young children in the worst ways imaginable.

Why Fonda believes having Barron Trump raped would teach Trump a lesson when Trump is already walking through media hell in order to protect border children from sex-traffickers, only proves the establishment media have achieved their goal of deceiving the American people with fake news.

Police: Florida Man Threatened to Kill Rep. Brian Mast’s Children over Trump Policy



by Joshua Caplan   20 Jun 2018

Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three young children over the Trump administration’s immigration policy.


Key reportedly phoned Rep. Mast’s D.C. office on Monday, warning the intern who received the call that he was going to “find the congressman’s kids and kill them,” say court documents filed in U.S. District Court.

“If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids,” Key said in one of 478 calls to Mast’s office, according to the filings. Key also allegedly contacted Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

“Key told an FBI investigator and Martin County sheriff’s deputy he never threatened to kill Mast’s children, but admitted he said ‘Mast should be separated from his kids’ if he supported the Trump administration policy,” reports Treasure Coast Palm.

The Stuart man was charged with threatening to kidnap or injure a person and is scheduled for arraignment on July 2 in St. Lucie County, Florida.

Rep. Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan, has not issued a statement on the incident.

WATCH – Activists Shouting ‘No Borders! No Walls!’ Harass DHS Sec. Nielsen at Restaurant



By John Binder    19 Jun 2018Washington, D.C.

A group of open borders activists harassed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Washington, D.C. restaurant on Tuesday evening.


Members of the group “Democratic Socialists of America” (DSA) chanted “No borders! No walls! Sanctuary for all!” at Nielsen as she sat with bodyguards eating dinner at D.C.’s MXDC.

Watch the incident here:

The activists can be heard chanting “Shame! Shame! Shame!” while other open borders activists taunted Nielsen, shouting “Aren’t you a mother too?” and “How does that make you feel?”

“Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain! Lock her up!” the activists continued chanting.



Smash Racism DC@SmashRacismDC   Part one of a video of @mdc_dsa @DC_IWW and others shouting DHS Secretary Nielsen out of a restaurant. She doesn’t need to be kidnapping #immigrantchildren to deserve this treatment. Don’t give the regime a moment of rest. #KeepFamilesTogether 8:39 PM - Jun 19, 2018


Smash Racism DC@SmashRacismDC  19 Jun  Part one of a video of @mdc_dsa @DC_IWW and others shouting DHS Secretary Nielsen out of a restaurant. She doesn’t need to be kidnapping #immigrantchildren to deserve this treatment. Don’t give the regime a moment of rest. #KeepFamilesTogether pic.twitter.com/B3RfraOk1E




Eventually, Nielsen was forced out of the restaurant after the targeted harassment and bullying.

Osita Nwanevu@OsitaNwanevu  DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. 8:20 PM - Jun 19, 2018


“We will not stand by and let Secretary Nielsen dine in peace, while she is directing her employees to tear little girls away from their mothers and crying boys away from their fathers at our border,” said Margaret McLaughlin, a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America Steering Committee, in an email to media.

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