Archive for August 12, 2021

On Tuesday August 10th the 1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure Bill written and championed by Democrats passed the Senate.  What is most appalling about this progressive nightmare is that 19 Senate Republicans voted for the passage of it. 

Democrats claim that this particular bill is only just a stand alone scaled down version of the original 3.5 trillion dollar Infrastructure Bill which was absolutely chocked full progressive refuse and serves as a mechanism to implement the Green New Deal.

As you can see from this Breitbart article 19 Senate Republicans Made ‘History’ for Joe Biden by Passing Bipartisan So-Called Infrastructure Bill the passed bull is just a Trojan Horse to pass the full blown abomination through Reconcliiation.

The $1.2 trillion, 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill serves as the first part of a two-part approach for the Biden administration. The Biden administration hopes the bill would help facilitate funding of physical infrastructure, while the Democrat $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill would fund social spending programs, which includes the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to address the “Medicaid gap,” amnesty for illegal aliens, and a civilian climate corps.

While Sens. Portman and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), two GOP lead negotiators of the bipartisan bill, have insisted there is no link between the two infrastructure bills, the passage of the bipartisan bill appears to put the reconciliation bill on a glide path towards passing through Congress.

This Brietbart article $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution Proves Link Between Two Infrastructure Bills proves that the 19 Republicans who voted for the bill have completely turned their backs on the American people and made it far easier for the Democrats to transform the United States into a socialist nightmare.

In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the Budget may adjust the allocations, ag- gregates, and other budgetary levels included in this con- current resolution to reflect changes resulting from the en- actment of an infrastructure bill or joint resolution, in- cluding legislation implementing the INVEST in America Act or a bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

If you are wondering how bad the full infrastructure bill is check out this statement by Massachusetts Senator Markey

Without question, the Green New Deal is in the DNA of this green budget resolution. All of the things that are in, we talked about in the Green New Deal. Now, we have to go even further in the years ahead. We can’t stop here. And it includes increasing the fuel economy standards for the vehicles which we drive. It means that we have to have a big agreement in Glasgow that brings the whole world together, later on this year, with President Biden, finally having a piece of legislation which passes, so that the rest of the world sees that we’re serious, that we’re the leader and not the laggard. You cannot preach climate temperance from a barstool. You can’t be the worst polluter in history and, simultaneously, tell other countries to stop, unless you are doing so yourself.

There was a time when the Constitution, individual liberty, and free market capitalism were principles that formed the foundation of the Republican Party. That is most definitely not the case now.  For the past several decades the Republican Party has increasingly proved to be just as corrupt and useless as the Democrat party.  This was most evident when the Republican Party did nothing to stop the theft of 2020 presidential election from President Trump.

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson strongly opposed the political separation of the United States into two parties.  They feared that that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the United States.  Are they being proved right?   Neither party represents the vast majority of the American people.  They have not for a long time.  It is well past time for the American people to abandon both parties and either have no parties or a large number of much smaller parties.

As a general rule anything John Hawkins writes is worth checking out so when he mentioned that he has a new substack focusing on the culture wars called Cultursidal and asked if I’d mention it I immediately checked it out.

As you might guess there are interesting pieces but what caught my eye the most is this from the
“about” page:

Andrew Breitbart was absolutely right when he said that “politics is downstream from culture.” However, Breitbart didn’t go nearly far enough. In one sense or another, almost everything that matters is downstream from culture. That’s because a non-functional culture produces non-functional people. The sort of people who create disastrous, broken lives for themselves and then demand that the rest of the world change to accommodate their bad decisions. Go look at #BlackLivesMatter, ANTIFA, Incels, transsexuals, drag queens, furries, welfare addicts, modern feminists, Nazis, and any number of other groups and you’ll see people who are losers that want to rewrite the rules of the game to make themselves winners. It would be easy to blame society for their problems, but that’s not quite accurate. They largely created their own problems and society is at fault to the extent that it cruelly caters to their delusions instead of pointing them in the right direction.

As both a cultural warrior who has been told more times than he can count by people supposedly on my side who make their living off of public office & power that my concerns over the last three decades that fighting said wars were overstated and as a practicing Catholic who actually believes in the faith and worried about the salvation of individuals this is one of the best summaries of what is going on.

Why bother to achieve in reality when you can redefine achievement? Why bother struggling against sin when you can redefine sin? It’s literally the oldest trick in the book: you will be like gods and the Devil has been taking people with it for decades?

This alone tells me that John gets it and it’s the reason why I’m happy to interrupt this blog long enough to tell you to head on over and check out Culturcidal today and on a regular basis.

You won’t regret it.