To understand the great reset, you have to look back to the predecessors that came before. In the early 1990s the United Nations gathered together and put forth a plan to fight climate change and over population. If you have read a Brave New World you can easily picture what it was they decided on. 90% of land would be deemed man free zones, no tourism, no camping, just plants and animals. Then there was the farm land that would supply the food for the cities and then came the cities were most of humanity would spend its days. This kind of life would be highly regulated, the ownership of things is frowned upon and normal relationships like marriage, which encourages procreation, no longer exist. To travel involves a bike and you don’t own a bike because they belong to the community. There is more to this plan but it is the first installment of the vision for the new world order.
There have been different installments that haven’t been that forthcoming until now. The Great Reset is a book by Klaus Schwab who had it released just before the lockdowns of 2020. In it he mapped out a plan for the world to use a disaster like a pandemic to change society as we know it. He envisions a socialist society where people don’t own anything, free market capitalism doesn’t exist, all money is digital, people will have social credit scores, and lockdowns are a permanent feature of life to keep carbon emissions down. This plan started to be pushed after it was revealed COVID-19 was a threat to the world and videos were released discussing the new world that is being worked on. “You will own nothing and be happy.” The 45-minute-long video doesn’t explain anything, there are no details as to what the great reset is. The whole thing plays like an add for a pyramid scheme that someone is trying to sell you.
Currently there are several aspects of the great reset that are being put into play. The elimination of petroleum has started. President Biden put a halt to the Keystone Pipeline and during his campaign run he did state that he would put an end to fossil fuels during his administration. The food supply is moving away from animal protein due to the belief that they cause higher carbon emission and that protein alternatives like soy and insects are better for the planet. Large populations of poultry and swine have been culled in the last year from fear of disease. The lockdowns have started the destruction of small businesses in favor of large corporations that are becoming more dominant in the food supply chain. Bill Gates is now the largest land owner of farm land in the world.
To help further the great reset new ideologies are being forced onto the public in an effort to make “right think” the norm and to stop the questioning of these new policies. BLM and antifa brought identity politics to the news with no repercussions for violating lockdown orders and massive amounts of destruction against private businesses. We also saw discussions against the ownership of private property on liberal news outlets. Free speech is being allowed for certain political beliefs while those with opposing views are labeled hate speech or insurrection. To not follow the great reset is to be an enemy of the state. President Obama set the precedent for what happens to enemy of the state with the drone assassinations of US citizens for possibly being enemies of the state. Due process does not exist for those who are considered dangerous to the general public. In the great reset ideas are weapons and those that don’t fit the agenda are terroristic. Anything opposing this ideology is an enemy of the state and can either be reprogrammed for wrong think or be exterminated. In the United States the Democrats who are now in power in the house, senate, and executive branch have discussed the reprograming of Trump supporters because of the threat they represent to their policies.
The Great Reset is not just one thing, it’s not an economic policy, or social structure, environmental overhaul of land ownership, or the start of a fascist state. It is all of these things. Play along and you might get some scraps, oppose and be destroyed. Let’s keep in mind that the same people who push this agenda are also the biggest emitters of carbon on the planet but the middle to lower class are considered the biggest culprits. We shouldn’t be surprised that the same people who now say they are trying to save the world are the ones most responsible for the state that things are in. The Great Reset, rules for thee but not for me, that is the lesson to be learned here.
Politics: During the first three days of his presidency Biden has singed 30 executive orders, many of them undoing previous executive orders signed by President Donald Trump. Included is the ceasing of funds for the border wall, limiting the power of ICE, helping 11 million illegal aliens become US citizens and more. In the following list the “yes” and “no” is referring to if the order overturns one of Trump’s previous executive orders. Here is the full list:
January 22 Economy Yes Restores collective bargaining power and worker protections for federal workers, and lays the foundation for $15 minimum wage
January 22 Economy No Calls for assistance to those who are struggling to buy food, missed out on stimulus checks or are unemployed.
January 21 Coronavirus No Accelerates manufacturing and delivery of supplies for vaccination, testing and Personal Protective Equipment
January 21 Coronavirus No Directs FEMA to expand reimbursement to states to fully cover the cost for National Guard personnel and emergency supplies
January 21 Coronavirus No Establishes the Pandemic Testing Board to expand US coronavirus testing capacity
January 21 Coronavirus No Establishes a preclinical program to boost development of therapeutics in response to pandemic threats
January 21 Coronavirus No Enhances the nation’s collection, production, sharing and analysis of coronavirus data
January 21 Coronavirus No Directs FEMA to create federally-supported community vaccination centers
January 21 Coronavirus No Directs the Department of Education and HHS to provide guidance for safely reopening and operating schools, childcare providers and institutions of higher education
January 21 Coronavirus No Calls on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to release clear guidance on Covid-19, decide whether to establish emergency temporary standards, and directs OSHA to enforce worker health and safety requirements
January 21 Coronavirus No Requires mask wearing in airports and on certain modes of transportation, including many trains, airplanes, maritime vessels and intercity buses. International travelers must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to coming to the US
January 21 Coronavirus No Creates the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force to help ensure an equitable pandemic response and recovery
January 21 Coronavirus No A presidential directive to restore America’s leadership, support the international pandemic response effort, promote resilience for future threats and advance global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda
January 20 Coronavirus No Launches a “100 Days Masking Challenge” asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days. Requires masks and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands and by government contractors, and urges states and local governments to do the same.
January 20 Coronavirus Yes Stops the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization, with Dr. Anthony Fauci becoming the head of the delegation to the WHO
January 20 Coronavirus No Creates the position of Covid-19 Response Coordinator, reporting directly to Biden and managing efforts to produce and distribute vaccines and medical equipment
January 20 Economy No Extends the existing nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until at least March 31
January 20 Economy No Extends the existing pause on student loan payments and interest for Americans with federal student loans until at least September 30
January 20 Environment Yes Rejoins the Paris climate accord, a process that will take 30 days
January 20 Environment Yes Cancels the Keystone XL pipeline and directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment
January 20 Equity Yes Rescinds the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission, directs agencies to review their actions to ensure racial equity
January 20 Equity No Prevents workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
January 20 Census Yes Requires non-citizens to be included in the Census and apportionment of congressional representatives
January 20 Immigration No Fortifies DACA after Trump’s efforts to undo protections for undocumented people brought into the country as children
January 20 Immigration Yes Reverses the Trump administration’s restrictions on US entry for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries
January 20 Immigration Yes Undoes Trump’s expansion of immigration enforcement within the United States
January 20 Immigration Yes Halts construction of the border wall by terminating the national emergency declaration used to fund it
January 20 Immigration No Extends deferrals of deportation and work authorizations for Liberians with a safe haven in the United States until June 30, 2022
January 20 Ethics No Requires executive branch appointees to sign an ethics pledge barring them from acting in personal interest and requiring them to uphold the independence of the Department of Justice
January 20 Regulation Yes Directs OMB director to develop recommendations to modernize regulatory review and undoes Trump’s regulatory approval process
Economics: President Biden’s latest stimulus bill of 1.9 trillion dollars includes a new check going out to citizens in the amount of $1400, filling the gap of the original $2000 President Trump wanted to send out to the public before the election. This adds more to the national debt on top of the 2.3 trillion Congress just passed to fund the government and a 900 billion dollar covid-19 relief package.
Meanwhile, thousands of small businesses have closed their doors and more closings are on the way. There isn’t a total number of closings since these numbers are not tracked by any organization.
Gold: $1855.50 troy ounce
Silver: $25.56 troy ounce
Platinum: $1,109,10 troy ounce
Copper: $3.62 per pound
US National Debt: $27,825,336,000,000
Debt per citizen: $84,061
Food: President Biden has sent a proposal to congress for a 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus bill that includes the increase funding of food stamps. While money would help during normal situations it does little good if there isn’t food on the shelves to buy.
Self-defense: an ammo shortage has increased across the country as gun owners try to hunt down the latest batches of ammo that hits the market. Websites that are able to obtain a supply of ammo watch it disappear in minutes.
Hunting Ammo production is higher than it has been in the last 100 years. If you think you can reload and save some money while staying out to the ammo market, think again. All primers are dedicated to the production of ammo in factories and won’t be seen available for sale anytime soon. Even with the disappearance of ammo from store shelves firearms are still disappearing at record levels even after the election and inauguration is over.
Editorial: Rules for thee and not for me should be the motto for this new incoming administration. In the first three days of Trump’s administration he signed a total of 1 executive order. The days that followed shows more being signed and he was criticized for it. The use of executive orders was seen as the sign of a fascist state and he was called a dictator from the start. However, Biden is being praised for picking up a pen and signing these orders. In three days, 30 executive orders have been signed with little opposition coming from any direction. The printing press is being warmed up and all indication point to a spending spree with little help going to the little guy. If the Dems think that food stamps and a check once in a while is going to buy loyalty, think again. What these people fail to realize is that we know they think low of us. The recent mistreatment of troops in DC shows how expendable they think we are. After the inauguration 5000 national guard troops were taken to a parking ramp to camp overnight until they would be taken back to their base. This parking garage only had one bathroom with two stalls and a single outlet for electricity. No other arrangements had been made previously for these troops that had been demanded for the swearing in ceremony.
Coming down the pipeline are bills further limiting the second amendment, more surveillance on law abiding citizens, higher taxes, and the death of small business across the country. But hey we might save the planet and there will be fewer people clogging the streets at rush hour. Twitter and Facebook have started their purge of the useful idiots in Antifa and BLM as riots continue in Seattle and Portland. These groups who helped push Biden into office are no longer under the protection of the party that used them for their own ill-gotten gains. Congratulations, you got what you deserved. If you thought Trump was bad for the last four years let me point something out, the economy did better than it ever did before, there were no new wars, carbon emissions went down even after leaving the Paris climate accord, there was no pee pee tape, the collusion with Russia was a myth, and we are still here with nobody in concentration camps or being killed in the streets for who they sleep with. Life was so good people had to start bitching about pronouns to feel good about themselves again. You’re welcome.
The first day that Biden was president of the United States saw riots in Portland and Seattle organized by Antifa and BLM. In Portland a democratic political office had the windows smashed and graffiti spray painted outside the building. The common theme was “fuck Biden”. This is Biden’s America, the one where police use tear gas on free speech protesters. Just kidding.
If there is anything that we should learn from this news, it’s that nothing has changed when it comes to the violent protests, we saw last year. These were the things that Biden promised would disappear along with Trump from the White House. As usual nothing has changed and we have to deal with an administration that bailed out rioters throughout the year and hope they smarten up with their policies.
It doesn’t matter who would have won back in November. These people would be protesting regardless of who sits in the oval office. Antifa is an anarchist group that uses the term Anti-Fascist to disguise their fascist tactics and gains approval from the media and politicians. The useful idiots that thought supporting the democratic party were on their side is quickly learning that they are no longer needed. The guns and power are now in their hands and the power of people in the streets is no longer necessary. One party has the house, senate, and the executive branch. The people who helped put them there are disposable and unless they start to keep their mouth shut and stay home from now on, I suspect they will become the focus of investigations just like the “white supremist” they have been complaining about for the past four years. Grab a bag of popcorn, sit back and relax as you get to watch the tide turn and anyone who is causing trouble regardless of their loyalties disappear from social media and likely the landscape of the land.
Politics: Joe Biden is now President. Three executive orders have been signed. One requires the mandatory wearing of mask on federal property. Another stopped the production of the Keystone pipeline from Canada and immediately resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against the federal government by the Canadian government.
During his last days in office Trump failed to signed pardons for Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. This decision came after Mitch McConnell told the president’s office that if a pardon was given to these individuals the senate would vote in favor of an impeachment against Trump after he was out of office.
Economics: Officially, for 2020, there was a 70% increase in the creation of money in the united states by the federal reserve. The dollar has currently lost somewhere between 15-20% of its value and the biggest sign of inflation so far is the cost of electronics that has dramatically risen in the previous months. On Amazon.com a $600 notebook had gone to $750 in the span of a week.
Gold: $1,869.40 troy ounce
Silver: $25.98 troy ounce
Platinum: $1,132.40 troy ounce
Copper: $3.65 pound
US National Debt: $27,818,168,000,000
Debt per citizen: $84,044
Food: Seed companies have repeatedly shut down their websites due to the increased demand for seeds in the coming year. Many companies like Burpee have closed the order sections until they were able to find new suppliers to meet demand.
Self-defense: In a recent interview with the former chief of the CIA, John Brennan, it was stated that the new Biden administration is working to start mass surveillance on people they determine to be dangerous to the public. This list included white supremist, racists, bigots, libertarians, and Trump supporters. This focus is based on the belief that white terrorists are the biggest threat against the country.
Around the same time Katie Couric was a guest of Bill Maher, asking the question how Trump supporters were going to be reprogrammed into society?
Editorial: Planning the year 2021
There is no telling what 2021 will bring but considering where we were a year ago today, not knowing about lockdowns and small businesses being pushed to the curb, it is in our best interest to plan ahead for what might be coming our way. Back in march of 2020 I knew that one of the side effects of a pandemic is a shortage of food. I already had a seed bank and had learned how to grow an urban garden years before. Hunting is still a mystery to me depending on the animal. Squirrels, turkey, rabbit, and quail are fair game. Deer have taunted me for years. I have studied organic farming of which there are several styles. At the beginning of the lock down I made a run to tractor supply and bought 6 chickens. The homestead is coming along. Spring will be a busy time, building beds for the first time, plowing rows by hand, and fighting the deer who will be treating my garden like a feast. These are the things I am focusing on. This is the plan I am setting in motion. I would encourage anyone who is able to do something similar to do the same thing. Grow for yourself and your friends and family. Trade with neighbors. Learn to be a human again.
A dozen members of the national guard have been relieved of duty while stationed in Washington DC to protect the capital during the inauguration. Some were removed for supporting Trump, the current president of the united states as I write this, others for posting pictures of Gadsden flag and symbol of the revolutionary war that created this country.
The paranoia coming from the incoming administration shows several things about people we are going to have in charge for the next four years. The people pushing this agenda of alienating the people we depend on for the protection of our country have no understanding what is like to be in a uniform. The military is a tribe, a band of brothers that, even with all of their differences, will come together when it is needed. When bullets start flying the only concern these people have is that the guy next to them is shooting in the same direction. Everyone wants to go home at the end and what they know is that even if they are killed, they know the guys around them will make sure they still go home. Now we see a vetting process that could cause a divide in our own military. There are two things that could come out of this, either the military is divided amongst itself or they start to turn on the same people who are trying to divide it.
Demoralizing the military is a psi-op that will likely backfire. What is expected is that soldiers will rat out other soldiers in an effort to protect themselves. Once the rat is found the rest will turn on him and then the process never ends. Even if that doesn’t happen knowing in the back of your mind that you could be relieved of duty for saying or posting the wrong thing on a social media app brings a level of paranoia that will drive people from that profession.
What we are seeing has happened before with the East German Stasi during the cold war. People were criticized for their ideas and would disappear never to be seen again. One can only imagine what the Stasi would have been like if they had cell phones to track and social media to monitor. For a clear example of what this would look like take a look at China with face identification software that can ID someone even while wearing a mask. The social credit score can change if something is said, and wrong action is taken, or you just don’t like the current government which is always the same government. The concentration camps holding the Uyghur Muslims to be sterilized and re-educated only to never be released from prison. Millions of people disappeared in East German during the cold war. Some made it across the border into West Germany but that doesn’t explain how the majority of people worked with the Stasi to turn in their own neighbors and family to make sure they did not one day disappear.
With this process starting with the military the 1% that is swore to protect the country is being mentally beaten down in an effort to make sure they will follow all orders coming in from the new administration. I can only hope that the desire to stand up against an unjust authority will cause these people to refuse orders defending the country from the real threat, ourselves.
A few days ago, I learned that John Le Carre, a veteran of the cold war and seasoned writer of high-quality spy novels, died at the age of 89. The comment had to be added to the official announcement that he did not die from COVID-19. This is a good bye for two reasons, the author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy would never writer another ground breaking novel again, and we can’t hear about anyone dying without having COVID-19 added to it one way or another.
A year ago, at this time we were living free from lock downs, wearing mask, and election drama. I still called myself a liberal. While I was starting to see a change in the city, I always lived I still had a love for it and what it could be. There was the cushy job that paid too much money with little work and responsibility. The house that I still owned since 2004 that I had already dished out $78,000 for and I still owed $43,000 on a $65,000 mortgage. Don’t ask me how the math on that works out. Life was cruising along and then news started to come out of China.
In the last year we lost Sean Connery, John Le Carre, Kirk Douglas, Kelly Preston, Jerry Stiller, and Eddie Van Halen. The list is longer and people would be pissed if I didn’t mention RBG, but to be honest with you I think that one had been living on borrowed time for a few years already. The year doesn’t compare to 2016 when we heard about a new celebrity death every couple of days but that was the good old days. When all you have to look forward to on the news is who died now maybe life isn’t that bad, for you that is, sucks for the dead guy. What was different was how every death this year was over shadowed by COVID-19. Except for Kobe Bryant there was always the question if the person they were talking about had died from COVID-19, or if they died of something else but had COVID-19. The story was never about the life of the person who had died but instead played second fiddle to a disease.
Celebrities aren’t the only thing dying this year. The country appears to be on life support as businesses shut down and lives are destroyed. Several places I loved going to no longer exist. Restaurants, breweries, and small shops have closed their doors for good. For many, the sense of having a future to look forward to has disappeared. The media continues to ignore the record number of suicides that states have been seeing while they continue to keep people isolated for no good reason at all. The American dream has been reserved for a select few, and unless you are prospering from the current economic conditions then this does not include you. The constitution has been under fire these days and like the bible thumpers I grew up with people have started to take a selective approach to the bill of rights. BLM is allowed to protest because it is their first amendment right. People are not allowed to protest the lockdowns because the government says so. Statues were torn down, building set on fire, people killed in the streets in the name of… something and nobody appeared to be arrested or held accountable. Meanwhile if you open your business to make money, while following CDC guidelines so that you can feed your family and keep a roof over your head you will go to jail. COVID-19 didn’t do this, we did this to ourselves. The government over reacted and continued policies more dangerous than a disease and we as a people let it happen and continue. Vaccines have been administered this week and even if the majority of the country has been stuck in the arm with a needle the government is saying we will still have to continue with our current policies. Democracy, the constitution, and the bill or rights also died this year.
Four states changed election rules without going through their state legislature in accordance to the constitution of the united states. When 20 other states tried to sue over this the supreme court declined to hear the case. Voting machines that had been purchased through Canada have been shown to alter votes, and while people like John Oliver stated a year ago that this was a problem. Now we are supposed to believe that there was nothing wrong with these machines.
Race relations have never been worse. A constant barrage of stories about racism and defining people by the color of their skin has alienated the country from itself.
A job that I thought was secure turned into a SJW cesspool, or maybe it always had been and I just didn’t want to see it. Emails went out to POCs (people of color) to have meeting with only them, segregating the employees. Over a span of two years several highly regarded famous authors died with no presentation, display, or mention of the event on the library website. Jim Harrison, Anthony Bourdain, Philip Roth, Elie Wiesel, Sam Shepard, and Harlan Ellison died during the time I work for the library and out of the list Anthony Bourdain had a display, only because I put one together on a cart and wheeled it out into the lobby. There it stayed for a week before it was taken down and the materials returned to the shelves. I had requested a display for Tony, even suggesting a link to suicide prevention, but I was told that “If we did a display for every author who died we would always have a display up.” Somewhere along the way the library had lost its way as to what a library is. Without writers a library would not exist. Somewhere along the way libraries had forgotten where they started and why they existed. And we wonder why people don’t read anymore?
My city started to implode. It was socially acceptable and encouraged to say that white people were evil. Riots happened downtown with windows smashed, and stores looted. The public sided with the rioters while the store owners cleaned up the mess and had to cover the cost. A year before a few members of the Proud Boys went to Bells Brewing for a beer. An out spoken member of the community refused to let them in the brewery saying they were not welcome here and harassed them until they left, while taking photos of their vehicles and license plates to post them online. These are the “open minded” and “socially understanding” people that had started to take over the city. A year later, nobody spoke up against BLM when they trashed the city while screaming about police brutality. The cops used tear gas when they refused to go home and all hell broke loose. The police were under fire for doing their jobs. The Proud boys came back to hold a rally. I watched the entire 1 hour 45-minute uncut video of their march through the city with the poorly narrated dialogue of a man who insisted on telling the camera the exact opposite of everything that happened. The proud boys marched to Bronson park, said some words, and went back to their cars. Meanwhile counter protesters threatened to hit the marchers with sticks and rocks. Flags were stolen and pepper spray used. The local media pushed the idea that the proud boys instigated the violence by showing up. The BLM protesters were arrested for assault and the chief of police was forced to resign for what the public viewed as a poorly handled situation. Later a memorial to a fallen officer was removed from the downtown mall because of public complaint and constant vandalism. My city, the one that I loved, no longer existed.
A brewery that I had gone to since 2013 closed its doors months before their 7th anniversary. The last day was filled with speeches of gratitude and memories that would live on forever. We tried to remain upbeat but by the end of the night men were hugging and crying at the loss of such a great place.
The union closed their doors after we had moved out of town. A place that I wrote about several times, for their live jazz shows, upscale beer selection, and comfortable atmosphere it had a special place in my heart with good food to add to the list. Reasons for staying were disappearing.
2020 has been a long slow good bye to everything that made this country great. From the small businesses that make up the majority of jobs in this country, to the Bill of Rights that has been under attack by the same people who freely use it while arguing you cannot. In a year we have entered some kind of upside-down world where nothing makes sense and to try to live the way you did a year ago is now illegal and you will be punished several ways for it.
People have talked about the new normal and I will admit that everything is changing all the time. There are some things that we need to hold onto. Change can be good but when you do too much you lose a part of yourself or your culture. The country is divided and as I write this there is talk of dividing the country physically. The west coast wants to be liberal democratic states and they can have it. The Midwest from the Rockies to the Appalachian Mountains want to be conservative republican “leave us the F*ck alone” states. Then there is the east coast that is a little more complicated. While I live in Michigan which somehow went from Trump country to Biden wasteland, I can tell you that if you are not in a larger city you are in Trump country. This land is the opposite of where I left. I have seen BLM bumper stickers on the backs of cars and wondered if anyone was going to say something. But there is a simple philosophy here. You don’t bother us; we don’t bother you. I don’t know why that was so hard in Kalamazoo. The country is tolerant, but remember, when you start crap here, these people will finish it. Burn your own cities. March in your streets. Tear yourselves apart. But don’t bring that shit here.
2020 has been a long slow good bye to a lot of things. I left my job. I left my city. I left the Democratic party. I sold a house that I owned for 16 years. I lost my favorite bar. I lost faith in people. I lost trust in government. The list goes on and on. 2020 has been perpetual loss and saying goodbye is something we are all good at now.
It’s not hard to remember the first election I ever voted in. Most people who voted in 2000 can recall the law suits, confusion, and eventual decision by the supreme court, not the people, the put George W. Bush in office. Sometimes I look back and wonder what life might have looked like if Al Gore had become president and 9-11 still happened. Of course, there is no way to know.
I didn’t vote for Al or George that first time. I voted for Ralph Nader. I didn’t care for Gore’s policy on censorship and Bush I took to be a racist and idiot. Turns out Bush wasn’t a racist but was an idiot. As for Gore, I’m still waiting for the world to end. Since then I voted for every Democrat that had been on the ballet from John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton (Barf), Andrew Yang, and Tulsi Gabbard. This election, the game that the Democrats have been playing this year with the country was the last straw.
For twenty years I followed a progressive path and while I hold some conservative ideas I learned mostly left on topics. After seeing where the democratic party has gone in a desperate attempt to remove a man from the oval office I can only say “they have lost their minds.” Four years ago, the democratic party was reluctant to go full crazy. This year they decided to stop taking their meds and dived head first into a swimming pool filled with shit.
In 2016, I remember when Black Lives Matter took the stage from Bernie Sanders and he was forced to say he supported their cause. They had acted like bullies and he folded under pressure when he shouldn’t have. To me, that was the end of the Bernie campaign. Later on, Hillary would invite BLM onto her stage in full support not knowing who these people are. This has become the new party policy. Bend the knee to anyone that has clout in the moment and hope everyone else follows. Welcome to 2020.
For the last year I have tried to make a change in the democratic party. Since I was a child, I had heard to fix the system from the inside to make the world a better place. I decided to put my money where my mouth was. I heard Andrew Yang on the Joe Rogan podcast and liked the majority of his policies. He wasn’t a carrier politician and if there was one person, I could see beating Donald Trump in 2020 it was him. although he ran on a universal basic income platform it was his other policies listed on his website that attracted me. Over several months I donated a good portion of money to his campaign and like Bernie in 2016 the Democratic party, pardon my language, fucked him out of the debates. Before I could blink Yang had dropped out and eventually supported Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate.
Then there was Tulsi. Here we have a woman who is everything that the Democratic party says they want as their presidential candidate. Young, a person of color, war vet, current military enlisted, and currently serving in congress. She wanted to invest in the country instead of foreign countries and end the wars that did us no good in the long run. In her first debate Tulsi decimated the party favorite at the time by calling out Kamala Harris for putting single moms in jail if their kids didn’t go to school and putting more black men in prison than any other Attorney General in California. Kamala continued to play the race card and it didn’t work. she was one of the first candidates to drop out of the race. So, we have badass, minority, congressional war vet taking out her opponents and the media refused to cover her. Tulsi was the only option on the primary ballet in the state of Michigan that was left besides Joe Biden. My vote went to Tulsi. Later, she would drop a slander law suit against Hillary Clinton which only told me how far the corruption in the party had gone. Everyone I put my faith in disappointed me in the end. Then came the riots.
Covid-19 came onto the radar at the beginning of the year and before we knew it people had it in Washington state and New York and it was spreading across the map. Lock downs were put into place and the people of Michigan had three months off from work. I followed the Governor’s orders and kept my risk of contracting the disease low. Protest erupted when the lockdown was extended and the media along with the Governor scolded the unpatriotic swine that descended onto the capital building in Lansing. I thought these people were idiots and were acting like children. Then Stupid had a new definition a month later.
George Floyd was allegedly killed by a police officer in Minneapolis and all hell broke loose. Black Lives Matter, an organization that had disappeared after 2017, re-emerged with protest and some new plays in their book for causing havoc across the country. In 2018 the book called White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo was released and it became the new bible for insecure white women everywhere. Antifa and a new army of poorly educated, indebted, college graduates took to the streets and started riots, looting, and started destroying public property across the country. When 104 black people were shot in Chicago on Father’s Day weekend BLM was nowhere to be found. Private businesses pooled money together as a bounty for the person responsible in the death of a one-year-old child. At the same time my Governor was marching in the streets with protesters when a month before she was degrading the previous protesters far doing the same thing. My county declared Racism a public health crisis, not Covid-19. CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and every left-wing newspaper refused to discuss the riots and looting that was taking place and always referred to these events as “Peaceful protest.” Nancy Pelosi, wore a scarf in DC from a tribe in Africa that sold slaves to European merchants, and took a knee in solidarity with BLM. This is the level of stupid that we are dealing with now. Companies left and right are siding with BLM without knowing who they really are. When people say they don’t support them they are fired from their jobs.
Today is the fourth of July and protest, riots, and looting are still going strong. While the Dems are busy kissing the ass of an organization, they know nothing about Trump has made sure that arrests are being made and many of these fools are looking at ten-year prison sentences. Something is finally being done.
I never cared for the Social Justice Warrior phenomenon and their cancel culture, taking due process out of the hands of the courts and legal system, instead choosing to have people fired and soil their name so they can’t make a living anymore. This isn’t the American way. This isn’t how I want to live. We have the first amendment in this country and at the moment the only group who thinks they are allowed to use it are a bunch of crazy leftists that haven’t moved out of their parent’s basement. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that people have the right NOT to be offended. Everyone has the right to say what they believe without the state stepping in but some people want to change that. Now they are going after the second amendment. “Ken and Karen” made the news for defending their home after an iron gate was destroyed and hundreds of armed protesters entered their property threatening to kill them, burn their house down, and kill their dog. Nobody could blame them if they went full John Wick on these assholes except for the media. The local DA is also trying to charge them for defending their property while not firing a single shot. Did I mention the DA is a Democrat?
When I look at the state of affairs across the country every city that became a war zone during these riots are run by Democrats. CHAZ was allowed to prosper in Seattle because of the Democratic Mayor. Chicago, currently being run by a Democrat, is seeing record numbers in shooting while it is a gun free zone. New York is folding under pressure and is cutting over a billion dollars from the NYPD budget only to see an immediate rise in crime. People in my home state were given tickets and fines for not following the stay at home order while the Governor was marching in the streets with protesters who were breaking the same laws, she signed in.
This year was the last straw. I tried. I really did. I supported the best options the democrats had running. I participated in the process. I followed the rules. Then this shit happens. These people with all of their phony policies and lack of spines are pushing the country into a civil war because they can’t handle the fact they are not in charge. As Will McAvoy once said on Newsroom “If Liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?” The Dems will lose again. The polls say Biden is winning but we haven’t seen the man in three months. Plus, these are the same polls that said Hillary was going to be in office. I’m not the only one out there. I’m not the only historically voting democrat that will be voting for Trump in November. There are a few other Democrats that I will be voting out of office at the same time. Their time of dividing the country through Identity politics are over. No more of this white shaming and anti-male bullshit. I’ tired of being called a piece of shit because of the color of my skin and having a big pair of balls between my legs. They can shove their policies up their ass from now on. Come November they will join the ranks of the unemployed they created this year and hopefully we can get back on track with improving the country instead of trying to turn it into Orwell’s Animal Farm. I can not be the only one out there that feels this way. We are the silent majority and I’m here to say “You’re fired!”
Even with my policy of not following the news or keeping up with the latest political fiasco I found myself listening to the second democratic debate. Joe Biden sounded like a paranoid patient in a retirement home with the same fake tan of a California body builder. Kamala Harris let her ghetto side out and started to “keep it real” as she attacked her opponents. Andrew Yang’s microphone kept being turned off. Pete received all the attention from NBC like he was on a date from Grinder. Then there was Bernie Sanders standing on a soap box muttering his nonsense like he was at the park hoping for loose change to be thrown into his hat.
The Democratic debate, round two, was as much of a disappointment as I expected it to be. There was the hippie chick that talked about defeating Trump with love, whatever the fuck that means, and Biden wouldn’t know what a gun was if he pulled one out of his ass. The issues were kept on subjects that have been argued about for the last thirty years and have nothing to do with the current state of the country. The party as a whole is a lost cause.
We will end up have another four years of Trump, as incompetent as he is, he has a fan base that will blindly follow him as the country goes over the edge into an abyss, we will not find ourselves out of. The joke four years ago was that ten people running for president as Republicans was too much, a sign they didn’t have anybody qualified for the job and yet one person was able to beat Hillary Clinton out of the bunch. The sad thing is that regardless of who ends up running against trump the party will not come together to vote him out of office. There was nobody on stage worth voting into office. Granted a lot of this is the result of the press running the debate, something that needs to change if there is going to be any real progress in the country. I had to wait on YouTube as the station ran their adds and kept the candidates limited to their responses. Andrew Yang might have had three minutes to talk the entire evening. Meanwhile Biden, Bernie, and Harris were given several minutes apiece. Pete was treated like the stations darling as he spoke in different languages and bragged about his time overseas. The debate, like any political arena, was rigged. Questions were designed to accommodate certain people and others were left out of the discussion. Just like 2016 the party had an agenda to keep certain people from being noticed.
I don’t know where things will go from here. Harris handed Biden his ass and he never realized it fell off. Bernie sounded like a broken record in front of an audience who didn’t know what records are. Pete sounds good but try running a gay man against the Christian right and see how far that will get you. I wanted one person who would tell Trump to “go fuck himself” but that isn’t going to happen with the bunch of impotent morons running for office. There were no answers for immigration. The gun debate is a dead horse they continue to beat. Healthcare is a joke. While they are talking about half of this stuff it becomes obvious that they are disconnected from the country. Trump, for all of his idiotic comments, kept it simple and had a phrase to rally around. The democrats are like the Occupy Wall Street movement, unorganized with a list of hundreds of demands trying to say that all of them are equally important. They are the ADD child that can not accomplish anything because they are too busy moving onto the next thing. The democratic party has nothing to focus on except for Trump and doing that only puts more spotlights on Trump. The left has nothing to offer and if this keeps going the way that it is the country as a whole will have nothing to offer the rest of the world.
I couldn’t tell you where it started, the notion that a candidate running for office has to meet ALL the criteria you put on them. I have seen this especially with presidential candidates and now that I think about it the search for perfection goes back further than these recent years.
Unfortunately, we have a two-party system, something many of the founding fathers never wanted for the country, and with a two-party system you end up with opposing views and these two sides trying to make sure they are as far away from their opponents as they can be. Until recently we didn’t now how far people were willing to go in either direction, the Republicans created the Tea Party (or tea baggers as I like to call them) and on the left there is a socialist movement that has been growing since Occupy Wallstreet. Occasionally you hear somebody referring to themselves as a centrist but the media can’t make money on a person who is agreeable, while most of the nation’s voters ride the line in the center.
I had issues with this perfect candidate idea over the years, disliking John Kerry because he sounded like Dubya Bush but wearing a different suit and tie. John McCain could have had my vote if he had not lost his mind with the poor choice of his running mate. Dean had his scream. Gore’s wife couldn’t keep her hands off my record collection. Dubya was caught on tape saying he didn’t care about black churches. And the list goes on and on.
These days I support Andrew Yang, no this post isn’t about Yang I’m just using this to make a point. I had people say “I want to like him but….” Then out of the 76 policies posted on Yang’s website they will pick one or two and say “I can’t support this.” So, I would have to assume you are in favor of the other 74 polices? This is where I lose my mind. After an election with the two worst candidates ever to have run for office people are still nit picking over stupid polices that in all odds will never see the light of day even if Yang, or Gabbard, or Bernie made it into office. How many policies did Obama get through before his administration was tied down in patrician bullshit? One.
There are things I like about the other candidates. Warren wants to break up the big tech companies and after a hellish six months of trying to cancel my Sprint service I would prefer she burned them to the ground and brought back oil lamps. Gabbard wants us to stay out of foreign wars and stop making money for companies who profit on war, right on man. Bernie, well Bernie, ugh Bernie is old and I don’t know what he wants to do anymore or what he could accomplish in the five minutes he would live after getting into office. Beto has been playing the wallflower at the high school class presidential election kegger, refusing to piss anybody off.
These people will be in my face non-stop for the coming year until they start dropping like flies. Even Joe Biden is having a hard time managing his sexual harassment charges. I have to say if a picture is a thousand words, then the videos I watched of Biden recently are thousands of creepy words.
With all these things I liked I still had to choose one. How did I manage to narrow it down? I picked the guy that spoke with the least amount of bullshit. I don’t agree with everything that Yang says. There are policies that I am not sure about or agree with. While Yang is not perfect he is the best candidate I have found for me. Some people may call this “selling out” or “settling” which makes it sound like we are dating these people. I don’t believe I am in some kind of puppy love state of mind. I would like to think this is a rational choice that I have made and free from some partisan crap. Hell, Yang isn’t even a politician.
I’m going to stay away from the “lesser of two evils” cop out that we often hear. This is more about being an adult and making adult choices. Most people don’t pay attention until there are only two options. Maybe it’s the stress of having too many options like shopping in a super market with fifty different choices of tomato soup. Or maybe it’s the fatigue of constantly being lied to over the years and no longer wanting to participate. Or maybe its because they can’t find anybody who is perfect.
Plato once talked about the idea of perfection, the apple you see in your mind that you will never find because the apple you imagine is flawless, and yet when you find an apple, regardless of all its flaws you still bite into it and enjoy it.
You will never find a perfect candidate. It’s like shopping on Match.com and when you do find that special someone there are things they either lied about or completely left out, bad credit, mental illness, crazy ex-boyfriend that might kill you. In any case, people have closets and they tend to hide things in them from their guests.
When I visit a person’s place for the first time, I tend to glance at the book shelf or DVD collection. Harder to do these days with people reading on kindles and subscribing to Netflix. There is a lot to learn about a person by seeing what they decide to put into their heads. Trump doesn’t read. That is all I needed to know.
Recently there was a discussion about Yang not making a statement on transgender something something day. I have no idea what day this is, whether or not it’s a real holiday, or if it was made up for people to become angry about when it’s not talked about. Personally, I don’t care. You won’t find me shoving Black History Month in everyone’s face or crying about Valentine’s Day. Supporters of Yang brought this up and there was a positive uproar in response. Positive because there was a backlash of people asking “what is really important?” I couldn’t agree more. Yang didn’t send out a tweet or make an announcement on television saying “yay, it’s chicks with dicks day!” most likely he was on the road traveling to his next interview or rally. Maybe he was sleeping because he has been on the road since last year. The social justice calendar might have been lost among all the other things he has been dealing with. I was happy to see that most supporters of Yang either didn’t care he missed a fake holiday or supported him not talking about it. The person who posted the question said they were concerned about if he really cared about the LGBTQLMNOP community or if it was made up. I think those people have more to be concerned about than if someone said “hi” on TV.
Yang isn’t perfect and if people are trying to point out his flaws by missing a day that most people didn’t know about than I am glad to keep him as my guy. I’m waiting for the next version of 50 Shades of Grey (Biden’s Bondage) to be released and be forced to hear all the juicy details of his sexual misconduct. Gabbard is too relaxed to not have a medical card for some “herbs.” Bernie might slip in the tub a few more times. Yang isn’t perfect, but I haven’t found anything that I can’t accept.