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Victor Davis Hanson has a good one at PJMedia

07/06/2015

This was sent to me by one of my G+ friends. I won’t simply copy/paste the whole thing, but I’d rather like to. This has to do with the LSM attack on Donald Trump, partially. It also has to do with the Goebbelesque propaganda machine that is our modern media. Here’s a piece:

At home the progressive Left is on the scent of another scalp, this time Donald Trump’s for his uncouth and blunderbuss stereotyping of illegal immigrants from Mexico, who, he implies, are for the most part not Mexico’s choice citizenry and who have a tendency to commit various crimes upon arrival.

The best way to refute the shoot-from-the-hip Trump’s stereotyping of an entire illegal immigration population as inordinately committing crimes and relying on state subsidies should be easy: his critics should not quote creased-browed professors and outraged ethnic activists, but first cite federal and state statistics of crimes committed by illegal aliens as well as the legal status of those on federal and state assistance, and then calculate to what degree these percentages are not — or in fact are — in line with the native American population.

Of course, Trump’s opponents rarely do that, partly because governments, both state and federal — which love to categorize Americans by race, class, and gender — strangely claim that they do not have accurate and up-to-date statistics on illegal aliens. When the liberal PolitiFact stitches together what facts it can find to properly refute Fox pundit Gavin McInnes’s erroneous claim that 50 percent of Texas murders were committed by illegal aliens, does it then go on to correct the record with a more accurate percentage?

No. PolitiFact trumpets that 50% of Texas murders are not committed by illegal aliens. End of story? But it does not then tell us that its own data of refutation nevertheless might suggest that 17% of Texas murders may well be committed by illegal aliens — an astounding figure in its own right.

I just got out of bed, so my brain isn’t on full perk yet. The coffee hasn’t kicked in, and I have numerous things I’d LIKE to say about this. But they’re just not formulating coherently. Y’all go read this, and we can discuss it.

There are so many things going on that never used to. God I miss the USA I was born in.

11 Comments
  1. 07/06/2015 18:27

    I can see why it would be hard to add to that discourse on the lawless depravity of our rulin class that cynically has turned a blind order since the day after they passed the last amnesty in 1986. Dr Hanson as always is very thorough after all he wrote the book on this didn’t he?

    I have one small quibble. By definition all these invaders are in fact criminals and if they are working they are breaking three or four other laws starting with fraud.

    Meanwhile the slugs Hanson enumerates demagogue about sending back 10, 20, 30 million invaders like it is possible to do it all at once, never once acknowledging that it was their dishonesty and malfeasance that allowed that number to balloon so. So because they can’t conceive of a way to make 30 million invaders leave all at once they don’t even try to find the ones they can and stop the ones currently trying to break in. This is beyond risible as they beg us to let them have another do over so they can engage in the same treacherous behavior so they can fill their coffers with money and political power. Of course this is how they excuse doing anything to bad actors any where in the world. If we aren’t interdicting everyone all the time for the same reason we can’t intercede anywhere.

    They have been caught red handed selling our sovereignty for green lawns and votes and then slander us as racist for denying them their will. But if we call them anti-american traitors that is deemed beyond the pale regardless of how true the charge is. Well I,as you all well know, don’t care.

    They are traitors plain and simple. They long ago forfeited their legitimacy to govern. They have destroyed the social contract through deceit and malign intent as they place the welfare of invader of this country above the welfare of its citizens. This is the elite of both wings of the ruling class party as they distort and misrepresent what Trump said. Today I even heard that “good man” Mitt Romney claimed Trump was talking about American citizens of Mexican dissent. I guess his magic underwear was in the wash. I thought Mitt took “thou shall not bear false witness” seriously. I guess that was only holier than thou bullshit was only applicable when running against shit for brains, affirmative action marxists eh Mitt?

    Dr Hanson hits it right on the head when he says we are fed up with the lies and hypocrisy from the same people who not only allowed this invasion to happen but have openly aided and abetted it. Daily we have been robbed and demeaned by these ruling class enemies and their racist and evil followers. We get lawless rulings from the court(another John Roberts betrayal); passive aggressive acquiescence by the legislature and evil intent from the executive. They allow this invasion and rule in their own favor to demand that we stand down and do nothing about it.

    They make a mockery of the law with SCOTUScare, gay marriage and sanctuary and then demand we salute like good little Germans and take it.

    I have a salute for them and it does not seek to indicate they are number one.

  2. 07/07/2015 09:08

    And in related news Angelo Codevilla does it again

    Just a taste.

    Law no longer protects you. The ruling class does not punish through laws, and seldom by official actions, nor in any manner amenable to argument. Its bites come from officials and judges, from the connected and protected, whose rule is “Stop me if you can,” and who shove reason aside with epithets such as “offensive” and “hateful.” Justice Anthony Kennedy ’s majority opinion in U.S. v. Windsor (2013) epitomized this: Objections to homosexual marriage “are inexplicable by anything except animus.” The same goes for all issues on which the ruling class pronounces.

    h/t Instapundit.

    They have destroyed their own political legitimacy to govern. Now all that is left as Mao said “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” and as we all know the powers that be are all very comfortable with the likes of Mao. Of course they justify their lust by the same rationale that Islam justifies its depravities: they are directed by a higher a power never once revealing that the higher power they cite is their own demented egos and shriveled morality.

    At this point, since we are really dealing with a full on “religion of state” what we may need is more like the reformation and crusades than the American revolution. De “liberal”-fication will be necessary.

  3. 07/07/2015 10:11

    Agreed. Like, “law for thee, but not for me”. I really had thought that was what that whole Constitution thing was all about, “all equal under the law”. Silly me.

  4. 07/07/2015 10:18

    What about the number of jobs that eliminating the illegals would free up? Then there would be jobs for American citizens! But, then said citizens would no longer be beholden to the state, and they would lose their control. There’s that damnable Constitution again. And let’s think of the handouts to the illegals. That would be an awful lot of money freed up to take care of the national debt, that sort of thing. Gosh, can’t have that.

  5. poetopoet permalink
    07/09/2015 13:19

    This is no joke! I copied this from the White House and it has provisions you would not believe the power Obama gave himself, We the People are in deep shit trouble coming our way!

    Cris, Please send out and advise your friends. This is what they will flash in your face before they take you away, legal citizen or not.

    “Executive Order — “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities”
    EXECUTIVE ORDER
    – – – – – – –
    BLOCKING THE PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS ENGAGING IN
    SIGNIFICANT MALICIOUS CYBER-ENABLED ACTIVITIES

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

    I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the increasing prevalence and severity of malicious cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.
    Accordingly, I hereby order:

    Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

    (i) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States that are reasonably likely to result in, or have materially contributed to, a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States and that have the purpose or effect of:

    (A) harming, or otherwise significantly compromising the provision of services by, a computer or network of computers that support one or more entities in a critical infrastructure sector;

    (B) significantly compromising the provision of services by one or more entities in a critical infrastructure sector;

    (C) causing a significant disruption to the availability of a computer or network of computers; or

    (D) causing a significant misappropriation of funds or economic resources, trade secrets, personal identifiers, or financial information for commercial or competitive advantage or private financial gain; or
    (ii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State:

    (A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, the receipt or use for commercial or competitive advantage or private financial gain, or by a commercial entity, outside the United States of trade secrets misappropriated through cyber-enabled means, knowing they have been misappropriated, where the misappropriation of such trade secrets is reasonably likely to result in, or has materially contributed to, a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States;

    (B) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, any activity described in subsections (a)(i) or (a)(ii)(A) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order;

    (C) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

    (D) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (a)(i) and (a)(ii)(A)-(C) of this section.

    (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order.

    Sec. 2. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

    Sec. 3. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include but are not limited to:
    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and
    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

    Sec. 4. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

    Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

    Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

    (a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

    (b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;

    (c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States;

    (d) the term “critical infrastructure sector” means any of the designated critical infrastructure sectors identified in Presidential Policy Directive 21; and

    (e) the term “misappropriation” includes any taking or obtaining by improper means, without permission or consent, or under false pretenses.

    Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

    Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

    Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

    Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    BARACK OBAMA
    THE WHITE HOUSE,
    April 1, 2015.”

  6. poetopoet permalink
    07/10/2015 01:16

    Silence of the Lambs and golden idols.

  7. 07/10/2015 10:37

    Tyranny in the cyberworld.

  8. poetopoet permalink
    07/10/2015 16:51

    Odd? There is still no posts on this dire subject, that the feds need no picture of you wanted dead or alive to take everything you own, including you away on the word and whim of Obama.

  9. poetopoet permalink
    07/10/2015 22:23

    I know and confess I do no have 40 years of atonement left to give to God, for God’s Commandments are God’s Commandments, neither do I hold the gold to make golden idols, forbidden by God.

    Time is not absolute, though human life is when it comes to damnation of a thousand years burnt alive because of someones denial of God’s own word, I know to be the truth

  10. 07/12/2015 19:51

    Indeed.

  11. 07/12/2015 19:51

    They’ve got it all digital and shit.

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