Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

This via Instapundit reminded me of what we once were as a civilization:

Historically republics always commit suicide when the people are too comfortable, it’s just jarring to have lived to see America at it’s high of greatness to have fallen to where we are today and know that we, as a nation, did it to ourselves.

It is beyond common knowledge to those born before 1970 that from the very beginning of the Unites States, freedom was universally cherished.  Sadly most college students would be shocked and greatly distressed to learn that universal truth. They have been subjected to endless progressive indoctrination.

It has become quite evident over the past decade that progressives dislike freedom rather intensely, more intensely than vampires dislike crucifixes and garlic.  Progressivism is a collectivist philosophy derived through a couple of generations from the teachings of Karl Marx. 

Marxists believe that the vast majority of common folk are not capable of deciding for themselves. They believe that the unwashed peasants need the unending guidance of enlightened experts to guide their every move.  Most of the brainwashed victims of progressive indoctrination believe that they will be one of the enlightened experts who will be guiding the unsophisticated masses.

They are in for a very rude awakening.  All collectivist societies descend into a totalitarian nightmare where only a small number of the most ruthless thugs get to make decisions.  The vast majority end up as impoverished slaves.

The lack of organized resistance to the Wuhan Flu lockdowns and mandates is a sure sign of just how widespread and how thorough the progressive indoctrination has been over the past few decades.  Those who called for the freedom to live their lives, free from mandates, have been met with outright hostility.  Mass counter protests have met those protesting for freedom.

It was shocking to see the liberal media’s meltdown over Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter.  Check out this pathetic attack on Elon Musk by the AP.  It shows how poorly the left understands freedom of speech and how much they loath it.

The freedom to defend yourself has been under constant assault from the left.  The Second Amendment has been one of their most ceaseless targets.

Your freedom to move as you wish is now in jeopardy because the Biden regime has decreed that all cars built after 2026 must have a government controlled kill switch.

Biden recently signed into law a requirement that all vehicles produced after 2026 be fitted with a remote kill switch. Electric vehicles are already equipped with this capability via internet-connected “superchargers.” These corporations can sell you a product for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, then prevent you from using them.

Worse yet, if the law is not challenged or repealed, these kill switches will have a “back door” that allows government agencies to shut your vehicle off remotely as well.

The lack of resistance to this egregious threat to one of our most basic freedoms has been depressing in the extreme

…In 2025 it is very likely that Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis will be appointing the replacement to Ms. Jankowicz.

And I suspect said replacement will not be all that inclined to show mercy on a left that has none.

But go ahead and create the position of Disinformation Czar over our objections but don’t be surprised if you discover that you don’t like the new rules.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Mitch McConnell:

If you want to play games and set yet another precedent that you’ll no doubt come to regret, I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle: You’ll regret this, and you may regret it sooner than you might think,

There are wastes of space and articles like this:

What doomed CNN+? How rival strategies and executive intrigue fueled the streaming service’s rapid demise

Seriously, it’s because of rival strategies and executive intrigue that CNN+ failed. How about the idea that it was trying to get a population to pay for a product that they haven’t been able to give away free.

God how stupid do they think we are?


Nothing illustrates how deadly the idea of people being able to make their case to the general public without leftist censorship to the electoral prospects of Democrats as the complete and utter meltdown of the left over the Elon Musk purchase of Twitter.

Again when your opponents have bad arguments it’s not hard to dispute them, when they have better arguments that’s the time to rethink your positions or panic. The left has chosen the later

As Ann Althouse put it: “It’s interesting how much free speech the opponents of free of speech already have.”


Anyone surprised by Russia’s move to cut of Gas to Poland and Bulgaria has no sense of history or of how Russia thinks.

In terms of how they think, anyone who has followed this history of the last 200 years knows that once Russians decide someone is their enemy no amount of local hardship is unendurable if it causing said enemies to suffer. That’s how Putin will sell it to his people and they’ll buy it.

Secondly all of the history of the last forty years of the USSR & Russia funding groups in the west to decrease energy self sufficiency was precisely for this eventually where Russia would force their potential foes into tough choices.

Not sure how this ends.


Speaking of Russia and the war while I distrust all the various sources all we have seen thus far shows the weakness of the crony system of procurement.

When you’re busy stealing and skimming it can be a problem when suddenly the equipment you have turns out to be substandard. Furthermore in a Kleptocrocary which in many ways Russia is the idea that you would use state funds to enrich yourself rather than solve a problem is considered the norm.

It’s very possible that the Russia’s performance in the war in Ukraine is the natural end result and this time around there won’t be the US sending convoys of arms and equipment to save them.


Finally I got an oil bill earlier this month that perfectly illustrates the cost of a stolen election.

It was a split bill for the 180 gallons of oil I got. Half of it was priced at the pre-pay price that I paid under Trump before the election. The other half showed the current price under Biden.

You can talk about the costs of a stolen election in terms of what it’s done to our country, our foreign policy and our freedoms but I have a concrete figure of how much this stolen election is costing me in cash. And that cost is a full week’s take home pay every time oil is delivered.

Multiply that times every voter who sees snow and cold in the winter and that tells me that they’ll have be even more blatant next time to push that walking corpse in the White House over the line.