This article is my first post for 2024, so I thought I’d summarize last year in a single quotation; you all know how much I love quotes. Unlike Claudine Gay, I don’t take credit for them.
Today’s quotation is one that I find decidedly appropriate to the festering situation in America. It’s a summation of the last three years, and it is more than appropriate… by the way – I don’t expect this to end in 2024…
“Stupid is as stupid does…” ~ Forrest Gump
It was Forrest Gump’s retort in the movie bearing his name when someone asked if he was stupid. It means a person should be judged by their actions, not appearance.
There’s a corresponding quote that I find equally compelling and thought-provoking by Ricky Gervais:
“When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful and difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid.”
I’m not accusing any particular party but rather indicting the industry created by full-blown megalomaniacal powerbrokers and their larvae.
Who would imagine that defunding the police in major metropolitan cities run by Democrat-Socialists could result in rampant crime?
The FBI (Forcefully Boosting Inequity) estimates that 2021’s experiments in liberal political and social engineering, defunding law enforcement, and rejiggered bail laws – cost American taxpayers $6 Trillion for this abysmal failure – in three (3) years.
Is it coincidental that Democrat-led cities top the crime lists?
Who could envision a country with no borders?
Anyone but the Scarecrow Alejandro ‘Magoo’ Mayorkas may answer. Scarecrow is still looking for a brain – he insists that our borders are controlled and secured. It’s understandable because English – how we use it and as a second language – can be difficult sometimes, and the definitions change frequently. You didn’t know that ‘Magoo‘ Mayorkas was Cuban? This single fact speaks volumes about his political positions.
The DHS (Department of Horrendous Stupidity) allowed over 11.5 million encounters and 1.8 million known gotaways this year. These invaders represent 151 of the 195 world countries, costing American taxpayers over $451 Billion through November 2023, and keeping the borders open costs American taxpayers about $500 Billion annually. This amount does not include the costs to the communities absorbing these interlopers. The states being invaded endure those expenses. Big Brother relocates the geographically disenfranchised non-indigenous individuals with questionable intentions and dubious loyalties to ‘sanctuary cities’ and other unsuspecting DemoSoc strongholds.
There are 31 programs available to these invaders. The list includes:
* Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
* Foster Care
* Adoption Assistance
* Childcare and Development Fund
* Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
* Supplemental Security Income
* etc., etc., etc…
DHS’s best guess is that 29 million illegal immigrants currently reside in America, and knowing their penchant for underestimation, that number could easily double. Other damning issues are the number of enemy nations represented in these numbers and the shifting of responsibility to recipient cities throughout this republic being forced to embrace and accommodate this hoard of predominantly male, military-aged intruders.
Unless there are MAJOR changes to the US border policy, we can expect another 12 to 15 million in 2024.
In nuclear power, there is a term “China Syndrome.” It’s a hypothetical result of a nuclear meltdown, where the reactor components overheat, melting through their containment structures and into the underlying earth “all the way to China.”
In 1986, the USSR performed an impromptu test at their Chernobyl #4 reactor; I call it the – “I wonder what this button does…” test. It killed 30 operators and firefighters within three months and did unimaginable damage throughout Europe. It closed the city of Pripyat, Ukraine – the surrounding area is uninhabitable.
“Don’t drink the Vodka:” ~ Frank Cross – Scrooged.
It’s appropriate to term this political and social meltdown ‘China-Joey Syndrome‘ since the result and probable goal of his administration will be to hand America over to the Chinese government not just financially but socially and politically as well. Initially, I saw these administrative choices as blatant stupidity, but I can’t bring myself to believe anyone could be this naive and coupled with China-Joey’s exemplary record in international diplomacy and political decisions, the only logical answer is that it is intentional.
Maybe I’m wrong… It could be blatant stupidity!
We face the results of an uncompromising, unyielding, and seemingly unstoppable failed experiment in stupidity. This exercise, in unchecked and runaway liberalism, was encouraged to progress from Marxism into Fascism in support of DIE (Diversity, Inclusion, Equity) and other similarly inane ideas intimidating citizens into compliance – breaching the containments in our Constitution.
We are on the brink of a total collapse of America at the hands of mad (as in ‘insane’) liberal social and political scientists who used revisionist interpretations of the US Constitution and American history to corrupt this republic.
* Changes to the Constitution require 2/3 congressional approval. How did SCOTUS miss these changes?
Cicero remarked: “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”
According to Webster, liberalism shares a root with ‘liberty’ and can mean anything from “generous” to “lose” to “broad-minded.” Politically, it means “a person who believes that government should be active in creating social and political change.”
Interestingly, the US Constitution is quite specific regarding the government’s duties in the preamble: “…establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”
* In this case, liberty means freedom from arbitrary and unreasonable restraint upon an individual.
Further in that document, “The Constitution assigns to Congress responsibility for organizing the executive and judicial branches, raising revenue, declaring war, and making all laws necessary for executing these powers.”
Our Constitution prescribes a balance of power in an elected group of representatives from each state as a watchguard of the other two branches. Our founders and authors of this august document understood that any majority would corrupt the entire government.
This proposed balance would prevent this – theoretically… I assert that there is no balance if those occupying the congressional seats are partisan loyalists and not interested in the citizens who hired them or the republic they represent.
The politician’s sole interest is self-aggrandizement, self-promotion, self-perpetuation, through partisan political loyalty. It violates the idea of the republic and, in its stead, installs plutocracy. This infectious attitude permeates our society with anti-American rhetoric and sentiments.
I fail to find clauses or directions for any party to reengineer the republic socially or politically. Changes of any kind are the responsibility of Congress – and as Mark Twain reminds us, “Congress is the opposite of Progress;” more fitting words were never written or spoken. Regardless, the power to make changes of that magnitude is reserved for Congress.
Review: The three branches of our government
* Legislative: Congress – makes the laws
* Executive: The President – carries out the laws
* Judicial: The Court System – evaluates the laws
If you’re curious about their roles and responsibilities, excellent websites are dedicated to those explanations.
How interesting that the revisionist efforts of the Left have changed these responsibilities of the branches to suit their purposes. Since Congress is responsible for creating laws, and the President carries out these laws, why does the Judicial branch let all of this go unchallenged? Are they now a single intertwined tangle of intents and purposes, no longer serving the republic but integral to the body politic?
SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) is barraged with over 7,000 cases annually but only accepts 100 to 150. They appear distracted instead of keeping the other two branches within the boundaries of our Constitution, and from my seat in the bleachers, they are not doing their job either.
By the way, has anyone seen Congresses’ copy of the US Constitution? They seem to have misplaced it…
This liberal social and political reengineering experiment used latitudinarian interpretations of our constitution and turned them inward to dismantle the precepts.
* ‘Free’ was twisted to mean “anything goes.”
* ‘Peacefully Protest’ was redefined to mean – Rape, Pillage, Plunder, and Destroy with impunity.
* Our ‘right to privacy’ was traded for security-theater and convenience to combat an enemy of our making and known to us from its inception. Yes, the government can declare you an enemy and treat you appropriately from that point forward.
1. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was initially named the Federal Airport and Transportation Administration Security Service, but FATASS seemed inappropriate. However, after encountering some of these agents, I can see the correlation.
* Our modern adversaries are American-made and American-paid to keep the Military-Industrial Congressional Complex in place and thriving.
* Anything and everything is permissible if it advances power or increases the plutocrats’ wealth, which is the sole purpose of the Military-Industrial Congressional Complex.
The Center for Development of Calamities (CDC) paid China to develop a self-replicating/mutating pathogen to further the UN’s New World Order plans. This stride in viral genetic development facilitated a nearly complete shutdown of the entire planet to arrest the spread of their manufactured crisis.
This segment of the experiment cost the American economy $14 Trillion in revenue and the World an additional $8.5 Trillion. Thanks to this disastrous power grab, Big Pharma raked in $90 Billion in profits.
It proved that the power of suggestion is more potent than truth and that conspiracy at high levels in government and the private sector can create massive wealth and ensure that control remains in the correct hands.
It further proved ‘unequivocally‘ that ‘fear‘ is the most potent motivator ever discovered, and in the right hands, it can stop the world. Few dared to question it – those that did were silenced and summarily punished.
A few of the alliances that support my premise:
* Big Brother
* The Military Industrial Congressional Complex
* The Mainstream Media & Information Complex – Media Mafia
* Big Pharma
* It’s a long list, so I’ll stop here – you get the idea.
These are a few of the advantageously aligned control and transfer mechanisms operating in the background of our government to ensure that our tax money is invested in relevant clandestine enterprises that transfer our money to maintain the proper illusions and enrich their members. And… in collaboration with their lapdogs in the Mainstream Media, no one knows the truth.
Tacit executive approval was required for this experiment to work; it had to proceed unabated and unchallenged by the DoJ (Dealing objective Justice), and all inhibiting and controlling legal edicts removed by presidential fiat in executive orders – 128 of them, to be exact. There are also 164 presidential memoranda, 543 proclamations, and 109 notices – but who’s counting?
I thought Congress made the laws, and the President carried them out… The shoe seems to be on the other foot, but that Fascism for ya…
These documents set the stage for today’s events, initiating this “Experiment in Stupidity.”
DoJ also stood ready to intercede and meddle in investigations that could link or expose illegal or treacherous acts of the incumbent while shifting blame to the predecessor and actively preventing his reelection.
Trump faces four criminal indictments with 91 felony counts and a potential of over 700 years in prison when convicted. I said ‘when’ since the O’Biden regime considers its rivals, especially Trump, guilty regardless of any evidence. In Trump’s case, the Jan 6th kangaroo court proceedings labeled him an insurrectionist.
Did you know DemoSocs hired a CBS (TV) Producer to stage the trials and present the carefully crafted illusion of propriety and justice?
There was no actual trial, and the DemoSoc select committee was all DemoSocs; the finding was unanimously guilty. Again, the mock trial was held in the public eye, carefully orchestrated by the O’Biden regime.
Since he has not been sentenced in the federal court system, Trump is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but we no longer hold to that tradition. We use the court of public opinion under the expert juris prudence of the Mainstream Media Mafia led by the O’Biden Democrat-Fascist regime.
The Trump smear campaign began with the 2016 election extravaganza and carried over to the 2021 campaign season with partisan slurs about the GOP candidate and his alleged coercion with Russia. It was so successful that it continues today, although its effectiveness waned slightly.
The power position of the DoJ became evident as a laptop computer owned by the DemoSoc candidates’ son surfaced, containing explicit and damning evidence of DemoSoc collusion at top levels of the Cabal and our government. The “Laptop from Hell” was passed off as Russian collusion and a Republican attempt to interfere with the election.
There is also the ‘slow-walk’ of Hunter’s indictments to expire the statutes of limitation, thus concealing any evidentiary discoveries.
Still, the Mainstream Media Mafia stands shoulder to shoulder with the DNC to propagate this bogus narrative. Meanwhile, back at the ranch in Martha’s Vineyard, the master puppeteer Barrack Husein Obama pulls the strings to ensure his promise to “fundamentally change America” would come to fruition. His marionette, China-Joey Biden, stayed tucked away in his basement at Rehoboth Beach, ready to front for the conspiracy.
Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is the hatred – loathing – of anything and everything Trump. In the first days of the O’Biden regime, China Joey undid everything Trump did for this country. I see this as the pinnacle of this experiment in stupidity, and from that point forward, it’s all been downhill.
Many recognize this present administration as the O’Biden regime. China Joey could not orchestrate and execute such a complex and devastating plan. Combining the two worst presidents in modern history – Obama and Biden – gives Jimmy Carter a pass as the worst, so he can breathe a sigh of relief.
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
CRT is probably the single best example of revisionism of the 21st Century. It states that “race is not “biologically grounded and natural”; rather, it is a socially constructed category used to oppress and exploit people of color; and that racism is not an aberration, but a normalized feature of American society.”
The idea first appeared in the late 1960s post-civil rights era, springing from a legal analysis that follows the antithetical process, state the premise first, then find supporting evidence. It argues that historical patterns of racism are ingrained in America’s legal system, policies, and other institutions.
Martin Luther King Jr maintained that men and women be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. The CRT movement pisses on the gains of the civil rights movement and everything that MLK proposed. It insists that all decisions are race-based, creating a binary division – oppressor and oppressed.
If you are not a person of color, you are the oppressor.
The author, Toni Morrison, won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Although the award does not maintain that the claims are valid, it did lend credence to the assertions, making this the springboard to negate most of the gains of the previous decades. It reinforced racism as the primary division in America. It set the stage for the Victimhood movement, which is prevalent in society today.
The insanity of these and many other decisions encourages disunions akin to those of Antebellum America. If we’re not careful, we will reenact – as in repeat – the ‘War of Northern Aggression.’
But… that’s the point… When that conflict begins, Big Brother will use its military might to reunify America, not as a constitutional republic, but under a Fascist banner… and a new manifesto. It will finalize the redefinition of Democracy as… The Freedom to Exist in a Totalitarian Society.
Remember – “The End Justifies the Means.”
January 5, 2024
~ The Author ~
Charles R. Dickens was born in 1951, is a veteran of the Vietnam war, for which he volunteered, and the great-great grandson of the noted author, whose name he shares.
He is a fiercely proud American, who still believes this is the greatest country on the planet, with which we’ve lost control and certainly our direction. He grew up in moderate financial surrounding; we’re not rich by any stretch, but didn’t go hungry – his incredibly hard working father saw to that. As most from that era, he learned about life from his father, whose story would take too long to tell, other than to say that, he is also a fiercely proud American; a WWII and Korean war, veteran Marine.
Charlie was educated in the parochial system which, demanded that you actually learn something, and have capability to retain it before you advance. He attended several universities in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, and chased the goose further to a master’s, and has retained some very definite ideas about education in this country.
In addition, Charlie is a retired blues guitar and vocalist – a musician. This was his therapy career. Nothing brings him as much joy as playing music, and he wishes that he could make a living at it… but alas… life goes on!