Friday, November 15, 2013

Karl's Weekend Reading

There is nothing fun in these selections.

First, I Am Now a Dissident (and You Should Be, Too) by Joe Herring at the American Thinker.  Advice:
 1) Never underestimate the power of mockery. [See Commie Obama Hat]

It is irrational and, as such, irrefutable.  It allows for the bludgeon of humor to strike your opponent without drawing blood.  Mockery does all its damage on the inside, unnerving your opponent and derailing his arguments.

2) Learn from Solzhenitsyn's methods.

Focus on the result of a policy or initiative, and force those responsible to explain and defend it.  Solzhenitsyn didn't simply decry Communism.  He illustrated the brutality, and forced Communists to explain why it must be that way.


Remember always: the tyrant's greatest weakness is his belief that he has no weaknesses.  Exploit that.

Next, The American Iron Curtain by Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish.  Defining the new evil empire:

The American iron curtain is still made out of paper, but in time it will be made out of cement and iron. Tyrannies begin with paper, but end with metal. The state begins by imposing bureaucracy on a free people and ends by imposing tyranny on them. When they will not obey the paper, it resorts to steel, iron and lead.


We do not fight men with nuclear missiles or red armies of freezing conscripts waiting to march through Europe. Instead we fight against an evil empire that has arisen in our cities and its red army of front groups that insinuate their ideas into every institution they take control of.

Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War? by Brandon Smith at  Tying multiple events together to arrive to a seemingly obvious conclusion - a civil war is possilble.  Events mentioned in the article include: Quantitative Easing, military scenarios based on a collapsed economy, Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, Benghazi, Snowden/NSA, the recent EBT shutdown, and ObamaCare.

The idea that our government has indeed run economic collapse scenarios, found the United States in mortal danger, and done absolutely nothing to fix the problem is bad enough.


Who Would Win?

Who would prevail in a second American civil war? Tactically speaking, conservatives have the upper hand and are far better prepared. Food rioters wouldn’t last beyond three to six weeks as starvation takes its toll, and mindless mobs would not last long against seasoned riflemen. The military, though suffering purges by the White House, still contains numerous conservatives within its ranks.

Next up, Mark Steyn at National Review, A Phalanx of Lies.  Of Obama's many failures, ObamaCare will be felt by all.

...Obamacare is different: Whether or not the president is unaware of it, the more than 2 million Americans (at the time of writing) kicked off their current health-care plans are most certainly aware of it.

Last, hat owner Ann Barnhardt reposts The One About How WE ARE THE GOLD.  In her opinion, one of her most depressing blog posts.  The result of the Marxist dumbing-down of America:

This iteration of both the United States and the US Dollar are over. There is no way to walk back the damage that the Obama regime has done. They have accomplished their mission, no matter what happens from this day forward.


Taxes will be raised and the currency will be further debased via electronic “printing”, causing price inflation – a one-two punch to the citizen. This is EXACTLY what is happening to us today.


Our government is saturated with corruption, looting and outright treason and criminality, and yet most people simply cannot be bothered to care, much less to act, and are thus passively complicit. 

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