The Truce to end all Truces…

A little over a century ago today, in a not well enough known story, hostilities temporarily ceased within the War to end all wars (which, unfortunately, didn’t end all wars). Truth be told all sides at that time thought the little dust up in Europe which started in August 1914 would be over by Christmas.

It started simply enough with German Troops singing “Silent Night”. They were soon joined by their enemy combatants, Scottish bagpipers cordially joining in defying the call to war just as their kilts defied the December cold. Along the Frozen Western Front, French, British Scottish (and some conscripts from Far away India and Nepal) and opposing German troops extracted themselves from their trenches and dugouts, approaching cautiously at first then eagerly, across so called No Man’s Land where comrades had fallen and the destruction of war was born. defaultGreetings and handshakes were exchanged as were gifts. German souvenirs that ordinarily would have been obtained only through death – such as spiked pickelhaube helmets, or Gott mit uns belt buckles – were bartered for similar British trinkets. Carols were sung in German, English, and French.  Good natured ribbing was also bantered about. A few photographs were taken of British and German officers standing alongside each other, unarmed, in No Man’s Land.

And then the unthinkable among bitter rivals happened. Without higher military sanction a friendly match of football broke out between English and German forces.  Generals said nothing as the fight was ceased for cordial activities. Although not everyone welcomed the peace.

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“Such a thing should not happen in wartime…Have you no German sense of honor left at all?” groused an unknown at the time whiney little fuck of a Corporal.

Considering the speaker this was to be expected. Adolph Hitler was always a Asshole.

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He even looked like an Asshole

Christmas night shots started to ring out reminding the suddenly coordial soldiers that they were still at war and within a week Hostilities roared as if they never ceased.  Unfortunately the Spirit of Christmas Hitler won, then and tragically into the future as the seeds of future wars were tragically laid during the first world war.

I always think of this story on Christmas Day, the day Christians celebrate as the Birth of their Prince of Peace. Christianity spread from the Holy land, seeded upon the rocks and crags of Golgotha, where the blood of the sacrificial lamb was spilled.  To this day, near that site in Jerusalem, three major religions exist in hostile truce marked by all too frequent bloodshed.  It was from this hostile incubator that the LOGOS λόγος  of Christianity spread; ideas centered on the trinity virtues of Love, Truth and Fraternity, ideas in search of a people, which it eventually found in its most receptive audience in the hardy stock of European men of the North. There has always been a word for So Called European wing of Western Civilization: Christendom.

When I think of today I always ask: What if…

What if Christendom didn’t resume its attritive slaughter of itself after the Christmas Truce 104 years ago Today?

No treaty of Versailles or Rise of Hitlers National Socialism from a decimated Germany?

No collapse of Czarist Russia into the ghastly Soviet Union?

No Spread of Communism and the horrors it unleashed on the world?

No Imperialist American empire that all too often felt it necessary to turn to the Dark side to stop communism?

Of course hindsight teaches us that if we knew then what we know now we might have stopped the most horrific aspects of the 20th century from occurring.  Maybe if more people knew of the Christmas truce along the Western Front 104 years ago today, learning from our mistakes and more importantly living within that spirit, we can have that peace.

That’s what the Prince of Peace whose birth is celebrated today would have wanted, not just for his people, but for all good people who desire the Peace he preached.

Merry Christmas Everyone. And yes I mean everyone 😉

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Merci, France, pour le faire bien

A couple of years back, after the “dark” Days of Brexit and The Trumpacalypse, progressives saw a beacon of light coming from France 🇫🇷:

France was thanked for “Doing it Right”, after the election of Emmanuel Macron, primarily by clueless commentators who are consistently told what to think and how others should feel.

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Me? I shut up. I don’t know shit about international politics. It’s why when I’m in these bars talking with fellow western expats I ask them questions and I LISTEN to what they say.

I have a theory, actually:

I don’t really know Shit about what’s going on. Hell I thought Macron was doing a good job and was popular until the riots started.

The politicians, bought and owned by the corporations, don’t know what is going on but are paid to enact policies benefiting their masters.

The news media, owned by the corporations that own the politicians, know EXACTLY what’s going and need us on board so they tell us what to think and how we should feel. They are doing and increasingly poorer job of “Educating” it’s consumers.

That’s when we thank France for “Doing it right?” Even though we don’t really know what they were “right” about or why we are Thanking them.

Seriously, I’ve known some of you several decades, I never knew you had mastered international relations with a specialty in French politics. No wonder you can opine on tariffs and trade wars with such precision. 😉

Meanwhile your thanks might have been premature. Rightist parties have taken the lead and Macron’s personal approval rating is in the teens.

And they are mad most of all over taxes.

Taxes 😁.

Well that I can understand, obviously.

Meanwhile an Interesting parallel in History:

226 Years ago, December 10 1792, the trial of King Louis XVI started.

We all know where that “Headed” (See what I did there 😉)

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Vive la liberté

 

What’s left of The Left after their Rapes…

If you have the stomach go and read the accusations in the New Yorker article about Former NY AG Eric Schneiderman. Several women of various levels of anonymity came out and lodged cases of physical abuse within the confines of their relationship.

What’s interesting is this quote about one of the anonymous accusers’ friends:

“After the former girlfriend ended the relationship, she told several friends about the abuse. A number of them advised her to keep the story to herself, arguing that Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose. “

Earlier in the story another example of Cognitive dissonance from an Ivy league educated lawyer who had worked with the NY AG who was slapped during foreplay:

“Now that I know it’s part of a pattern, I think, God, I should have reported it. But, back then, I believed that it was a one-time incident. And I thought, He’s a good attorney general, he’s doing good things. I didn’t want to jeopardize that…I knew it was wrong, our top law officer, this guy with a platform for women’s rights, just smacked away so much of what I thought he stood for.”

Imagine that.  It’s almost ingrained in leftist thought that as long as people in positions of power shuffle some papers and spout some disingenuous platitudes that achieve a particular agenda, usually pertaining to a certain medical procedure, they can violate the rights of any woman on an individual basis.

Now imagine if you became a politician who didn’t give a shit about politics, you were just in it for the power and money.  And as an added bonus you had a group of people who would defend illegal and abusive behavior and enable your behavior along the way, as long as you helped enact a political agenda that you really didn’t give a fuck about anyway.

Which kind of a person would that attract?

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Enable my sexual assault? Which party do I sign up with.

 

You guessed it a sociopath.

The Lefts previous admonishment of ANYTHING unbecoming towards a woman was unacceptable (Pubic hair on coke can jokes, anyone) threw the baby out with the bath water with this little rascal. The lefts embrace of the Clintons over the past 30 years is the thing that will push the rights of sexual harassment and assault victims back 40 years. For the benefit of temporary political power they excused the most egregious of his sexual misconduct.

I detailed this before.

Monica Lewinsky? MLK, FDR, JFK all great men of history have had consensual affairs, including younger subordinates. Europe is laughing about how prudish we are. Consensual Sexual activity with much younger female subordinates is acceptable.

Paula Jones? She’s just lying trailer trash. Besides even if the allegations are true that he pulled his pants down wagged his dick in her face and commanded her to “kiss it” it’s not like he physically touched her. Besides she got a promotion, it’s not sexual harassment without a hostile workplace. Commanding sexual contact from subordinates from lower socioeconomic victims was not to be believed.

Kathleen Willey? Perhaps Bill Clinton kissed her, grabbed her tits and forced her hands onto his dick but when she protested he let her go. “One free grope” and all, a policy espoused by Gloria Fucking Steinem to demonstrate the highest sanction they gave ole Billy for his behavior. Sexual contact was acceptable with subordinates as long as you took NO immediately (or soon enough).

Juanita Broadderick? Well even if Bill bit her lip and used tortuous techniques to rape her this allegation was never “proven” and was a long time ago. So its immaterial. Credible Rape allegations can be dismissed after an arbitrary period of time.

Doesn’t that seem oddly relevant in contrast to the recent Kavanaugh confirmation, with accusations from over 3 decades ago with no contemporaneous ways of fighting the accusations.

Instead of holding to a standard the Democrats decided to move the goal posts on what sexual impropriety consisted of, permanently altering the discourse all to hold temporary political power. They even went as far as to argue that MORALITY AND CRIMINALITY WERE IRRELEVANT TO THE FUNCTION OF POLITICAL OFFICE. (The “The economy is good look, at his job performance numbers, well he kept abortion legal” defense, He’s an excellent Democrat AG).

Now mentioning the Clintons brings about charges of “Whataboutism”: The latin phrase for “Share my moral outrage as a singular entirety devoid of any historical context and absent charge of hypocrisy.”

But being the Me Too era the democrats thought they would gambit their own egregious scalps (Weinstein, Franken, Conyers) in the hopes that they could whip up the mob to claim an innocent one.

Consider the specific accusations.

  1. Brett Kavanaugh pushes me into a room and tried to take my clothes off.
  2. Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into my face and I was forced to touch it.
  3. Brett Kavanaugh participated in Gang Rape parties.

None of these stories can be corroborated independently and some have even been flatly denied by sympathetic witnesses. NOBODY, even non-participating bystanders, mentioned this in almost 4 decades.

The FBI has done 7 background checks on Kavanaugh and this NEVER came up. Just last 5 seconds ago we were sanctimoniously told that it’s unpatriotic to question our intelligence agencies assessments and now the FBI are incompetent clowns who obviously didn’t interview the right people to miss gang rape parties.

Absent the ability to verify any of these claims we must shift the goalposts and argue tangential stuff:

Brett Kavanaugh definitely drank. Probably to the point of excess and maybe to the point of blacking out. And if he blacked out even once then how can he deny any allegation we throw at him.

Brett Kavanaugh hung out with XYZ. You know how XYZ behave. Or at least people “like” XYZ behave. This behavior is part and parcel with what “those types” of people do.

Wasn’t this about “believe all women” and preventing a sexual deviant from being on the supreme court, to lets engage in rank hypocrisy in a failed attempt to destroy a man.

Now I understand that this was a Supreme Court nomination and not a criminal proceeding, but it devolved into a Stalinist Show trial right before our eyes, while the left CHEERED these tactics.

After 2 years of “this is Hitler’s Germany I can sense it” we’ve actively cheered on Stalin’s Soviet Russia, with the notable exception of the demand of the accused speaking before the accuser possessing an inquisitional Torquemada flair.

I didn’t really have an opinion of Kavanaugh beforehand, beyond he seems like your typical milquetoast preppy conservative who now had to defend the most outrageous allegations that are at once both unprovable and unfalsifiable with the added back drop of the weaponization of any defense he uses will bring a retort of “this is why women don’t come forward.” Because now he’s singularly responsible for every actual rapist beating their charges.

All from the people who conveniently forgot “The Rules” with their 2016 Nominees Husband.

But then we come around again to the Left and their morphing standards of what constitutes sexual impropriety and when it should be supported.

With the “loosening” of the rules back in the 90s (and their recent nomination of that Sociopaths enabling wife), their modern attempt to let Schneiderman skate,  and their attempted political assassinations of Trump and Kavanaugh I can’t help but wonder if we are creating a society where the real victims of sociopath sexual predators stay silent while the individual female sociopath attention seekers are emboldened with the STATUS they get from the political left comes forward.

But that’s the point, really.  The Left doesn’t care about Women (or blacks, or gays, or muslims etc. etc.). It just wants to use them as a prop to weaponize against their political opponents.

And unfortunately make the lives of actual survivors that much more difficult…

Robert Bork’s Seat on the Supreme Court has been filled…

Bork: “To defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way.” – Oxford English Dictionary

If I’m not mistaken my first reckoning of political consciousness was the Robert Bork hearings. Ronald Reagan nominated Bork to the Supreme Court where Serial Abuser of Women and Jack Daniels lifetime driving award recipient Ted Kennedy thundered a speech on the Senate Floor which became known as “Robert Borks America” which was talking about a return to back alley abortions and segregated lunch counters.

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Public Support for Borks Nomination waned after that and Borks Nomination was defeated in the Senate.

The other thing I remember was after Bork was defeated Reagan nominated Douglas Ginsberg who withdrew his nomination because of Pot use in his 20s which to 10 year old PP seemed like a high crime and misdemeanor. Well everything was illegal until Billy Jeff Clinton rolled around. After that pot use, sexual harassment, and rape became things to justify for the American left, which probably explained why genuinely sociopathic Clinton ran to the left after his Arkansas Governerships, he KNEW they would enable and defend his mistreatment of women for partisan purposes.

But I digress as I often do 😏.

Anywho after Ginsberg withdrew Reagan Nominated Anthony Kennedy who sailed through the Nomination process and served as a “swing vote” until he retired recently paving the way for Brett Kavanaugh, a man with a 93% ideological sync with recent Martyr Merrick Garland and an, until recent, impeccable moral reputation before his political opposition decided to unleash 11th hour ragnarok and “Bork” him with a story that had more of an appearance of careful conjured into existence allegations than recovered memories from a fractured woman.

I don’t really have an opinion on Kavanaugh past he will vote with Roberts and Alito and Gorsuch as any other Trump nominee would although Kavanaugh and Clarence can belong to a special fraternity of those who have been “Borked”.

In a way, Kavanugh is filling Borks seat 3 decades later.

And Kavanaugh isn’t the only one drinking tonight, as Robert and the Gipper are probably clicking glasses as well.

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Moving The Goalposts…

I’m old enough to remember the origins of the Trump Russia Allegations:

“Russia hacked into the DNC emails and had a Team of trolls spreading misinformation about Hillary Clinton. We must see if Trumps connections to Russia involved collusion in rigging the election.”

Two plus years later we are at:

“Well Paul Manafort used to work for the Ukraine Government who at that particular time were pro Russian and that work he did for them he didn’t pay taxes on so… Collusion. Duh.”

What was done was known as shifting the Goal posts. When the specific allegations can’t be proven you just argue tangential points in order smear the accused.

Have you noticed that with the Kavanaugh allegations. They are very specific:

  1. Brett Kavanaugh pushes me into a room and tried to take my clothes off.
  2. Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into my face and I was forced to touch it.
  3. Brett Kavanaugh participated in Gang Rape parties.

These are all specific allegations. NOBODY, even non participating bystanders mentioned this in almost 4 decades. None of these stories can be corroborated independently and some have even been flatly denied by sympathetic witnesses.

The FBI has done 6 background checks on Kavanaugh and this NEVER came up. Just last 5 seconds ago, we were sanctimoniously told that it’s unpatriotic to question our intelligence agencies assessments now they are clowns who obviously didn’t interview the right people.

Absent the ability to verify any of these claims we must shift the goalposts and argue tangential stuff:

Brett Kavanaugh definitely drank. Probably to the point of excess and maybe to the point of blacking out. And if he blacked out even once then how can he deny any allegation we throw at him.

Brett Kavanaugh hung out with XYZ. You know how XYZ behave. Or at least people “like” XYZ behave. This behavior is part and parcel with what “those types” of people do.

Now I understand that this is a Supreme Court nomination and not a criminal proceeding but it’s devolved into a Stalinistic Show trial right before our eyes, while some have CHEERED these tactics.

After 2 years of “this is Hitlers Germany I can sense it” we’ve actively cheered on Stalin’s Soviet Russia, with the notable exception of the demand of the accused speaking before the accuser being an inquisition Torquemada flair.

I didn’t really have an opinion of Kavanaugh before hand, and now he seems like you’re typical milquetoast preppy conservative who now has to defend the most outrageous allegations that are at once both unprovable and unfalsifiable with the added back drop of the weaponization of any defense he uses will bring a retort of “this is why women don’t come forward.” Because now he’s singularly responsible for every actual rapist beating their charges.

He’s probably going to get confirmed regardless, as he should absent actual allegations which can be proven, and that will lead to the hysterical cries that a “rapist” is on the Supreme Court and that Republicans hate women. In the event he doesn’t get confirmed you will be amazed as the accusers, and their handlers, slink away untroubled that a “rapist” is free to continue whatever remains of his tattered life and reputation.

Meanwhile I’m here wondering when the “Amy Coney Barret gave me a Handjob” allegations start… 😒

The Dividing Line…

Concerning the #TrumpKimSummit a quick though:

The media reaction, reflexively Anti-Drumpf, are looking for ways for Which this can become a black eye for Blumpf.

One of the real concerns that can occur is that NOTHING CHANGES and a regime of human rights abusers continues to attempt to develop Nuclear weapons.

That is a concern.

Another issue is Kim himself who is condemned, probably not without cause, for being a dictator. This issue wasn’t a concern for the media during the recent Winter Olympics when they were fawning at the feet of Kim’s Sister, Kim Yo-Jong, (OMG she’s eyerolling Mike Pence) when it served its anti-trumpfl interests but I digress, these issues have always been there.

It is important to have perspective.

Kim did not create the system, that was his grandfather and fathers doing. This was a system and a burden placed upon him.

North Korea does not exist in a vacuum, it has its internal pressures and regional external pressures.

And then along comes a man who fancies himself as a deal maker who makes Kim an offer he can’t refuse.

“Get rid of the Nukes and reunify with your brothers in the south. Don’t worry about your neighbors WE will protect you like we Protect the South and Japan. You will have an economic explosion like you’ve never seen. Pyongyang will glisten like Seoul in under a decade. You personally will reap the benefits as you will grow wealthy alongside your people. And you, Mr. Grand Marshal will be the man who did it and completed your families dreams of reunification.”

Not many can turn down those offers.

But what of the Gulags and the most horrific aspects of the present regime.

Again Kim Jong-Un didn’t start that. But he can finish it. Free democracy’s and republics don’t need gulags and internment camps like dictatorships do.

Someone else realized that.

31 years ago, TO THE DAY, another American president stood at the dividing line of brothers of its day, the Brandenburg Gate Separating the free from the enslaved in Berlin and said:

“If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity… if you seek liberalization… Mr. Gorbachev Open up this gate…Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall!” Ronald Reagan, June 12 1987

Here’s to History repeating its self, and welcoming a New Day…

A Stormy on the Horizon

We are supposed to tell our little girls that they can be anything. Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Astronauts. Hell one day one will be the first American female president.

Or they can be porn stars.

Now I don’t say that flippantly, or in an unnecessary negative manner. I’m not a porn guy myself, (sex is like golf awesome to play, stupid to watch), but I’m not going to harangue the connoisseurs or the performance artists themselves.

Stephanie Clifford (Stormy Daniels, but let’s humanize her by using her birth name) didn’t take the route of the doctor and the scientist but took the easy route to money by using her considerable… assets 😉.

More power to her. That’s her choice. But society has told her that this choice is wrong and she should have done something else.

We still have a difficult time talking about sex in America, for various reasons. But today the main reason we have a hard time discussing these matters is we don’t want to state a millennials old truism that is grounded in evolutionary behavior and attraction:

Men value women for their looks women value men for their status.

I say this is evolutionary because in the long crawl from the mud to the stars we had to keep the species going and growing and we search out members representing genetic fitness.

Men like facial structure, ideal waist/hip ratio and firm breasts, women like men who look like they could club a Sabre tooth tiger and protect and provide for their offspring.

Now times have changed, obviously, but the biology has remained the same. Men don’t have to club Sabre tooth tigers but succeed in the business world. Modern technology has lead to a world where woman are not at the cruel mercies of nature needing a man to protect them, but are equally capable of that same success.

Yet while women can provide and protect for themselves men still like big tits. Duh.

And this is something that pisses people off.

“How dare Stormy Daniels become a porn star and sleep with crude billionaires. There is no value in that.”

Until today, apparently. Now this is note worthy.

Now Ms. Clifford wants to “tell her story.” And rest assured that many people that have looked down on her all of the sudden want her to “tell her side of the story.” More to the point with 7 and 8 figures after the dollar sign we have certainly placed a considerable amount on “the story”.

And what, pray tell, is “the story”? That a star struck porn star jumped on the wrinkled dick of a lecherous billionaire?

What value is in that?

Well there is none, if we are to be honest with ourselves, apart from the captain ahab like pursuit of Slumlord billionaire and the eternal quest of the white whale of impeachment.

Stephanie still hasn’t caught on to this exploitation.

Men filmed her throughout her 20s, consensually exploiting her if you will, in actives which would be roundly condemned by the people pushing “her story” forward today.

Donald Trump, no angel by any stretch of the imagination, knew he could parlay his status as a billionaire and reality tv star, to carve another notch into his almost sawn asunder bed post. And he did. And she acquiesced. Stop the presses.

And here we are, for round 3 of Ms. Clifford’s exploitation, only this might be the most ironic. Because the people pushing her forward now would be screaming at her for the first 2 rounds.

You can be a doctor or a lawyer. Or any other cubicle jockey. But for Gods sake don’t be a stay at home mom or a porn star?

But in this case, and st the risk of being Hypocrites…Tell us your story Stormy.