House of Cards, for real, and in slo-mo

 

 

I was watching an episode of House of Cards last night, in which the villainous President Francis Underwood seeks to engineer an electoral victory in the House of Representatives over the Republican candidate. [The actually voting in November had been halted in two states because of terrorist threats, both of which had been engineered by Underwood]. According to amendment 12 of the Constitution, in the case of a tied electoral college vote the House gets to pick the President and the Senate the Vice President .

As Rebel Yell has made clear, we are witnessing the Deep State and the Democrats seeking to paralyze the government of the United States, and have the President impeached – it matters not why. It is close to sedition; it may even constitute sedition.

The transparency of the means to do this are plain to anyone not yet caught up in the hysteria. Launch an investigation into nothing. When nothing turns up, change the target of the investigation. Trump is now being investigated by special counsel, who is interviewing senior intelligence officials, for obstruction of justice.

 

“The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.”

Translating: Nothing has come up on the Russian interference file so let’s change the subject.

Five people briefed on the interview requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

How Deep State can you get?

I recall a very strange conversation last year before the election. A senior Democratic lawyer with an interest in matters of national security was talking about Hillary’s impending foreign policy, as it then seemed. It appeared to involve making Iran prevail against Turkey – for reasons I have never been able to discern – and to maintain the focus on Russia as enemy #1 of the United States. No mention of Islamic jihad anywhere.

I was unable to fathom the reasons for this set of ideas; and I remain completely at a loss to understand them. It is obvious that even to imagine you are living in a world where Turkey must be reduced in influence relative to Iran, and that Russia remains the principal enemy of the United States, involves premises so strange to my way of thinking as to be incomprehensible.

Now I mention this incident because it is possibly an insight into the world view of a larger set of American security officials. Russia might be for Trump a relatively small portion of a foreign policy realignment. But for the inside players, the principle could be that no elected politician should be playing in their sandbox. Strategic assumptions shall not be re-arranged just because you have been elected President of the United States.

Perhaps I am straining to find reasons in all this lunacy. But it seems increasingly clear to me that we are witnessing a slow motion putsch.

“Your electoral choices have no meaning for us”: that is what I am hearing

 

The Left-Wing Hate Factory

Every day you hear calls for resistance, smash this, destroy that, punch a Nazi. Of course, everyone who is not a screaming banshee of the left is a Nazi. Every day, the Fake News Media churn out more lies, smears and innuendo about President Trump and Republicans. Every day, brainwashed idiots on university campuses across the US scream violence against the constitutional government—and that’s just the faculty, the ‘students’ are even worse. Even former Attorney General, Lynch, called for ‘blood and ’violence’. That such an appalling woman ever rose to that position is a blot on America. But she is one of many.

The chickens are coming home to roost. The recent shooting of a Republican Congressman and others have brought matters to a head. Note well that the poisonous atmosphere in American politics is almost exclusively due to the Deep State plot to bring down the president with anti-Russian hysteria, lies and innuendo, dressed up as an investigation. The media whores of CNN, NBC, the NY Times etc. are complicit in the whole disgusting affair.

The American people can see their political class destroy their constitutional government right before their eyes, live on TV.

Pat Buchanan recently asked ‘How close are we to civil war?’ Good question Pat. If the left thinks it can get away with killing people, it will. Left-wing revolutions in all countries have always generated massive killing. The hatred that permeates what little political discourse remains is clear to everyone. It comes from the left. The Democrats are aiding and abetting it. Congressional Republicans are weak.

Where, America, is that spirit of the Alamo? Where is the ‘I shall return’ of General Douglas MacArthur? The globalist/Deep State gang intend to take over the government entirely and reduce American democracy to a sham. Trump offers the people’s voice, that is, the voice of ordinary folks, working stiffs, housewives, all the normal people that make the country operate. They have saved America in the past and will do so again, despite the attempted coup by all the parasites of the left and their cheering squads in the media.

The current witch hunt has all the attributes of a communist-style purge—the Party (in this case the Democrats) and its factions in the bureaucracy, the secret police, and the media whores all united in an attempt to destroy the president. It is a battle.

Whoever wins, and I’m with Conrad Black this, Trump has already accomplished the nigh-impossible—bringing the Deep State out into the open, exposing the media as utterly dishonest and corrupt, and demonstrating to the American people that he is going to fight it!

Way to go, Donald. There are many with him, the silent majority must remain silent no longer.

Rebel Yell

All your children are belong to us

In the category, you can’t make this up!

In the Canadian province of Ontario (which contains nearly 40% of Canada’s population), “child protection” bureaucrats may now remove that child from the parents’ care, in order to permit the child to express its chosen identity at variance from the dictates of biology.  Presumably, this could extend to allowing genital mutilation of the child as a so-called “sex change” operation despite the parents’ strong objections.

See this article by ARPA for details on Bill 89.

Jews in UK start to see the reality

Better late than never.

“There were massive swings to Labour recorded across North London,” Mendoza said. “That is, except for Harrow East, Chipping Barnet, Finchley and Golders Green, and Hendon.”

In all these constituencies, Mendoza observed, Labour came close to winning, only to fall at the final hurdle. The strong opposition toward Corbyn among Jewish voters – a May 30 poll conducted by the Jewish Chronicle put support for the Conservatives in the community at 77 percent – played a major part in “stopping a clean Labour sweep across the north part of London,” Mendoza said.

The battle in Finchley and Golders Green pitted the serving Conservative MP Mike Freer against Jeremy Newmark, a high profile Jewish community figure who is currently the chair of the Labour Party-affiliated Jewish Labour Movement. After a nail-biting contest, Freer won by a wafer thin 1,500 votes.

“Clearly Labour’s problem with antisemitism would have weighed heavily on (Jewish people’s) minds,” Freer told the Jewish Chronicle afterwards. “In terms of what we’re feeling the Jewish community have stuck with me and got us over the line.”

In nearby Hend0n, the defeated Labour candidate Mike Katz, who is Jewish, told the Jewish News that “it would be a folly” to ignore the fact that Jewish anxieties about Labour’s antisemitism assisted in his defeat….

Two books that will make you happy

 

Robert MacNeil  born 1931

 

Most of what is set forth in the papers and their internet equivalents are mirages, imaginary constructs, nothing burgers in the current idiom. The supposed links between Putin’s regime and Trump’s campaign is the foremost example of the hysteria of US political life: the real offence of Trump is to posit that the United States and Russia have common interests in suppressing or containing jihad. The Democrats are doing their best to unseat Trump because he does not have a governing class agenda, or worse, he is not one of us. Therefore his presidency is illegitimate. They imagine we can be made to think that a declining Russia is more of a threat than the Islamic invasion of Europe.

The climate catastrophists perfectly illustrate this further. We are supposed to be in arms against a rise of 1 degree Centigrade over the course of a century, but not about the prospect of being slaughtered like a beast by some jihadist throat cutter as we go out to dinner.

It still surprizes me that about half the population is ready to vote for a party that seems to consider transgendered bathrooms the cutting edge of social progress, in institutions that fail to teach anything but leftist opinionation.

Consequently, one is obliged, that is not too strong a word, to find truth, pleasure and beauty where one can, because only by exposure to the real can one sense the false

I have two books I can warmly recommend as antidotes for exposure to falsity and rubbish. One is the autobiography of Robert MacNeil, the former reader of  the PBS evening TV news. It is called Wordstruck. It recounts his growing up in wartime Halifax and Ottawa, his Navy father, his early acting enthusiasm, and his falling in love with the English language. It will elicit in you a desire to read Shakespeare’s plays and poems, and TS Eliot, and other works of permanent value. It is a book of solid joys, and well crafted.

The second is The Merry Heart, by Robertson Davies. The book is a collection of essays, articles and speeches of his, assembled after his death. Its ruminations are of timeless importance. I can recall that one of Davies’ most important recommendations was to keep a book of poems beside your bed. They tend to become close companions in one’s sleepless hours, from which we all suffer from time to time.

MacNeil published his autobiography in 1989, and Davies’ posthumous collection was published in 1995. They have stood the test of time; they are not books which age.

They are quintessentially English-Canadian. Get in touch with your inner self and read them.

 

Everything’s gonna change, everything but the truthLucinda Williams

Robertson Davies 1913-1995

CNN and the Profane Altar of Diversity

 

CNN, America’s prime Fake News Network, is no longer content with its reputation as a robotic arm of the Democrat Party peddling fabrication, smear and innuendo as news, and has continued its descent into the gutter.

Referring to President Trump as a “stain on the presidency” and other more degrading comparisons, “religious scholar” Reza Aslan, a far-left Muslim and CNN’s resident cannibal, perfectly exemplifies the real stain on America—the Media.

Rather than supporting the president’s tough stand against Islamic extremism and murder, the Media would rather provide succour and assistance to the criminals and murderers themselves. Others around the world, especially the current regimes in Germany and Sweden, would rather sell their children into slavery than stand up like real men or women. One wonders how many more will have to die at the profane altar of diversity and inclusion before common decency will rise up.

The Muslim mayor of London, in talking about the terror attacks, notably refused to mention the word itself—Islam. He is one of the establishment apparatchiks who recently called Trump “ignorant”. Now who’s ignorant Mr Khan? Everywhere there is anti-Semitism, wife-beating, honor killings and violent threats against free speech, there is Islam. Refusal to face up to this will only make the problem worse in the future. Our leaders are weak, beholden to PC mind control, and the globalist—banksters of New York and the EUSSR, of whom Mr Micron in France is only the latest example.

Because Trump speaks the truth about this is the reason he is so roundly hated by all the usual suspects. The current American Media—which makes the old Soviet Pravda look quite honest—is digging its own grave with its continual hate campaign. The upside to this is that the American public are informed every day of the biased, ignorant tirades that pass as news. And with the Internet gaining every day in reach and importance, the days of the jackals of the Fake News networks and papers are over.

Covfefe!

Rebel Yell

This is for Allah

 

Dawn brought news of the latest slaughters by Muslims of Christians on the streets of London today. As usual, our political leaders decry this as a perversion of Islam. No, my leaders, this is not the perversion of the religion of peace. Islam promises peace to those who have submitted, who are “muslim”, it promises war to those who have not, which is the rest of us. Dar el Harb, dar el Islam: house of war, house of peace.

Our leadership is trying to understand Islam as if the Koran had not been written. Fifteen centuries of Islamic aggression against themselves and everyone else, and a culture-wide stultification of thought are on record. One has only to open a book and read it. Imagine trying to understand Marxism without reading Marx, or decrying Leninism as a “perversion” of Marx. As the USSR was at one time the only state under the thrall of an officially Marxist regime, perhaps it would be appropriate to read Lenin as if he had some insights into Marx’s doctrines.

Heather MacDonald has written an insightful piece on the Left’s reaction to the Manchester bombing that will apply with equal force to today’s events.

The New York Times editorialized after the Manchester bombing: “It is important to recognize this attack for what it is: an attempt to shake Britain—and, by extension, the rest of Europe and the West—to its core, and to provoke a thirst for vengeance and a desire for absolute safety so intense, it will sweep away the most cherished democratic values and the inclusiveness of diverse societies.” This response is narcissistic. The attack was an effort to kill British girls and their parents, period. The terrorists win every time they pull off such massacres. They are not monitoring the legislative process and plotting how to move the needle on Western security protections in a way contrary to their own self-interest. If a society were exclusively Christian, Jewish, or even Muslim, it would be just as much the target of attack by ISIS or al-Qaida as a more “diverse” society.

You can read the rest of Heather MacDonald’s article to profit and pleasure, but before you do, I want to bring to your attention a most enlightening interview on the Mark Steyn show with a long time ex-Canadian script writer and Hollywood conservative, Lionel Chetwynd. Chetwynd is a man of considerable accomplishments. At one stage of his early life, he was reduced to joining the Black Watch regiment to get his life in order, and his time in the service affected his thinking thereafter.

Much later in his career, he was pitching a movie to be based on the unsuccessful raid of Dieppe, in 1942. The reaction of the potential financiers to his proposal lends insight into the entire liberal mind. After the pitch was made by Chetwynd, the sound of silence in the room, and then the finance person asks: “This is great, but who is the enemy?”. “The Nazis, of course” said Chetwynd. “No, I mean, who is the REAL enemy?” At which point Chetwynd overturned the table.

The poverty of the liberal imagination is such that the enemy: be it Nazi, Islamic, Mexican drug cartels, can never be the REAL enemy. It is always us. Or some corrupted portion of us: stupid generals, Haliburton executives, evil intelligence agencies.

As long as this solipsism persists – there is no real force in the world except ourselves alone (solo ipse) – we will never be able to envisage what evils beset our civilization. The real enemy is, as you might expect, those Americans and other bien-pensants who call themselves “liberals”, the mould in the jam so to speak, that systemically destroys our will to prevail. They are not liberals, they do not deserve that term. But whoever they are, they know who our enemies are, and they are never our real enemies. They are so unfailingly wrong, they are reliable in that sense.

See the anecdote Chetwynd relates at minute 49 of the interview.

We need more people like that Black Watch sergeant, and fewer like Theresa May.

 

Flashback – London’s Muslim Mayor Warns Trump: Let In Muslims Or They Will Attack America

From 2016 in Daily Caller

The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump: Moderate your stance on Muslims, or they will launch more attacks against America….

“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both of our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of extremists,” he said. “Donald Trump and those around him think that Western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong.”

Notice how he doesn’t differentiate between Muslims and Islam; a differentiation that is made fondly by apologist of terrorist attacks. Who are you going to believe – a prominent practising Muslim or your local amateur Grand Mufti?

Manchesterian bravery disappears a week later in London

Manchester – May 27, 2017

London – June 3, 2017

According to Sky News, based on an interview with a participant, the Londoners did this voluntarily after seeing others do the same.

Can we just stop with this nonsense post-attack theatre? Of course being afraid is a sane and normal reaction. Can we also stop with nonsense like this?

London’s Muslim Mayor: Terror Attacks ‘Part And Parcel Of Life In A Big City’

We could also do without this.

Twisted, Bitter Hillary Clinton

Every day, every time Clinton opens her mouth, she provides ample evidence that Donald Trump was infinitely the better choice for president than she was.

She has brought new meaning to avarice, greed, bitterness, arrogance, mendacity and hubris. Everything she says is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

The UK Daily Mail sums it up nicely, or should I say, bigly. She blames everyone and everything for her loss, except, of course, herself. The Russians (thousands of agents), the FBI, suburban women, “content farms in Macedonia” blah, blah. She even blamed the networks for being against her, even though they were her most slavish sycophants and lickspittles.

If she were not such an accomplished liar and fraud, one would almost have to say that she has some sort of clinical delusion.

Keep it up, Clinton, every day makes me happier that Donald Trump is president. Continue to display your whining, sniveling lack of common decency for all to see.

Julian Assange was right when he said that she was eaten alive by ambition. Power corrupts, as Lord Acton said, but ambition built on hubris rots the character. Such are the results.

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Rebel Yell