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Unfortunately I’m beginning to think that relying on “voting them out” is bit like bringing a Nerf bat to fight an armored Blitzkrieg. Didn’t every incumbent Senator just win re-election? What does it say about us when AOC can win a third term by 28 points? Oof.

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I live in Pa., so Fetterman takes the cake for me. I don’t understand the last election except for free stuff. Phones, homes, tuition, food, ppp and various bailouts. When you see the folks in Anacostia in D.C. giving Fauci and Bowser what for about the Covid jabs and you know that the district voted 94% for joltin’ Joe Biden, ya gotta think free stuff.

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I am in PA also. Problem is like NY, CA, IL in that more people depend on government salaries (eg teachers union) and welfare than don’t depend on other people’s money. And so the majority depend on others for their taxpayer funded income and benefits. And it results in what we have in Philly; average 10 murders a week, over 2,000 shootings a year (nearly all black on black), failed schools (over 90% of blacks not proficient at grade level in reading or math).

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Yes! My neighbor is a social worker. All of her income is from government mandated, court, military, etc. It has changed her voting. This makes me think of Greece a few years back. Didn’t nearly everyone work for the government? The Phila. situation makes me want to cry. I know several folks in Chestnut Hill, not teachers, gov workers, etc. who always vote D.

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the Democratic Machine is optimized for the ruin of blacks in particular. Proof is Philly, Baltimore, Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, etc.

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There's probably a far bigger element of my vote doesn't count in areas like that, as well.

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Oh, but it does...just not in the way that you'd prefer.

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I understand the last election.

It was stolen, not that it really matters that much.

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I live in Astoria Queens (AOC's District) i hate to tell you, it's amazing that she didn't win by more. that Saturday when they announced Biden as the winner of 2020, you could hear literal cheers in the streets. its second to Park Slope in brain dead "intellectuals" who think they are informed but are MSNBC automatons.

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This is my worry as well.

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AOC is a tool of the Left.

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Dominion machines render votes meaningless. And it doesn't help that only elitist crooks can run. Chalk it up to lobbyists. You need connections and slush funds from corporate and NGO lobbyists to win. This happens on both sides I might add. Expect nothing good from Washington.

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You can't vote them out. You may not remember a John Kerry versus George W. Bush debate in which they were asked what they disagreed about, and struggled to come up with something. I think they finally figured out they disagreed about "Global Warming", which neither party does anything about or really cares about.

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If you think that the solution for this is “voting them out”, then you still don’t get it. 1) Our voting system has been taken from us over the last few decades such that the theft of said elections is so blatantly obvious as to be laughable and 2) the real power is in “the deep state” permanent bureaucracy, the corpus of which is orchestrating this fifth generation warfare against the citizens of this country whom they hate, desire to kill and replace with desperate subjects who are nothing more than mindless Bugman slaves signed up as Democrats for the price of a free phone, food and taxpayer funded housing. They have effectively taken over every single institution of power including the judiciary, the military and the alphabet agencies. They’ve melded with the Globalist Economic Psychopaths like WEF and WHO, with their army of medical miscreants and Big Pharma which owns them all, in every state, city and town, especially Washington DC, lock stock and barrel. The politicians have sold their souls to The New Thing, China, whose corrupt, global power-hungry CCP finds the price of every man by drowning them in riches until they submit and scream, to hell with the country of my birth just give me the money! Indeed, those who cannot see this reality all around us are just willfully blind. None are so blind as those who refuse to see.

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I agree. I don't see this ending well at all. In our Declaration of Independence we read:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed . . . "

What happens when enough people decide they no longer consent? As I said, I don't see this ending well at all.

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I believe we are in the middle of a psy-op war and color revolution that seeks to confuse and to build fear, to create the perfect atmosphere for civil war… the goal is to take down the 'American Empire’, so that the globalists can be rid of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Part of me understands why, looking at the devastation of what constant 'regime change wars' have wrought. Did we do this for our nation alone, or also at the behest of another? We have become a land of PRIDEFUL God-haters who engage in child sacrifice, genital mutilation, who celebrate violence, greed and false gods… most prominently 'self-idolatry'. There are spiritual ramifications to a nation that has lost its moral compass…and we are seeing it spilling over into the natural. Humanity will always find something to worship, if not the Creator…then the ‘created'. If not Christ, then ‘self'. Paul the Apostle wrote: "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” -Galatians 6:7-8

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You will get no argument from me. As Josh McDowell says, " There is a God shaped hole in our hearts longing to be filled, and we will fill it with something."

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Indeed.

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That is 100% what I’ve been thinking. I didn’t even know what a “color revolution” was until I watched Oliver Stone’s ‘Ukraine on Fire’ a year ago while trying to find the backstory about what’s going on there. After watching, I was like, OMG that is what’s happening here in America! Now I am of the belief that the Constitution is the last thing protecting us from tyrannical global fascism. Trump was right when he said “If America goes, the whole world will follow”....

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I look to Jesus, even if everything and everyone else fails… He does not. He said, I will never leave you or forsake you. I find my true peace in Him, everything else is temporary.

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I’ve never been a religious person (I do consider myself spiritual though), but religion is making more and more sense these days...

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Global predators with no loyalty to any country or any people.

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It would appear so.

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Apr 3, 2023·edited Apr 3, 2023

I'm old enough to remember All In The Family in its first run. It was, of course, highly effective Leftist propaganda and gave all the then-nascent progressives something to celebrate and rally around. The protagonist, Archie Bunker, was a relic of the past, someone who wasn't particularly on board with the realignment of either the family structure nor the nation itself. He was a combat veteran who fought for his country -- and was wounded such that he could tell if someone had been sitting in his beloved easy chair. He was working class, loyal to his union, believed in hard work and individual responsibility, and provided for his family.

In other words, a useless relic.

One of my favorite riffs was when Archie went in for an operation and was assigned a black woman nurse. I want to remember her as Jamaican but can't be sure (I keep seeing the wise cracking Jamaican nurse from Absolutely Fabulous in my head. "Da're you go again, mistaken me for someone who gives a damn"). This spanned several episodes, with one of the first being the nurse walking out of the the room saying to Archie, "I'll be back to give you a shave" to which Archie responds, "I've already shaved this morning." The nurse's response? "No where I'm gonna shave you." Archive leaves us with one of those priceless expressions.

Back from the commercial break (remember those?) we see Archie lifting up the sheets and staring down at his now shaven junk. Abolutelely priceless.

The other end of the arc was Archie hearing from the same nurse that he'll need a blood transfusion, where he seeks confirmation that the blood will be "of the right color". Much hilarious banter ensues. Cut to Archie coming out of the anesthesia where the nurse walks in and hands Archie a mirror.

He is done up in black face.

Having caught a few reruns over the recent years it's hard not to see the show as a complete inversion of what it set out to be. You have the arrogant, smug, freeloading son-in-law Meathead living and eating (a lot) for free in Archie's house while constantly berating and demeaning his host and more or less sugar daddy. Then you have Archie and Edith's daughter (Meathead's wife) who dutifully defends her husband's attacks on her family like any subservient wife, yet still finding time to insert some feminist jibe every once in a while. Gloria was no less under the thumb of the Meathead than Edith was under Archie's.

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I now know that Rob Reiner wasn't acting at all. He was playing himself.

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Life imitates art, as always.

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Good comment, Brad. Funny thing, though, some people at the time noted that Archie was actually the anti-hero, working 9-5 at "the loading dock," driving a cab part-time, and literally paying the freight for his beloved daughter and his entitled son-in-law. I know this is how he was perceived in the house I grew up in.

But yeah, "All in the Family" revealed where things were/where they were headed to an amazing extent. Well worth some time spent on re-runs.

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That's why I identified him as the protagonist. :)

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He was likeable enough to gain and keep viewers.

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And didn’t Meathead take off and it was Archie who raised Meathead’s child? (Vaguely remembering...)

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Honestly, I'm not really sure. The show died a slow death, yet they kept it going on life support for far too long. Little by little the characters dropped off, either by leaving or gaining a spinoff (Jeffersons, Maude). It had the most impact in those first seasons.

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So I just looked it up on the internet, Gloria and Meathead went to California, he lost his college teaching job after they protested at a nuclear site in the nude, he joined a commune, and Gloria came back to New York State with their child, etc.

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That sounds vaguely familiar. Thanks for doing the research!

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Thank you Sasha. You describe perfectly the sorry state of the Dem overreach along with their puppets in the MSM.

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The Tea Party, Trump, and MAGA are the real Resistance, American style. I don't know where the Dems are going, but their world is turning very weird and creepy and ultimately, violent and totalitarian.

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Ever since winning the justified war against segregation in the '60s, the left have been co-opted by America-hating communists and turned into irrational hotheads and juvenile whiners, ready to start striking out at everyone who actually believes in an ethically-run Constitutional republic. Now they're older and in control of America's cultural and commercial institutions. Instead of working to strengthen American ideals, they are trying to destroy the country while being oblivious to the fact that they are burning down their own house.

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"they are trying to destroy the country while being oblivious to the fact that they are burning down their own house."

Very well said! I agree that obliviousness is the problem with most of the leftists, perhaps especially the younger ones. I found it remarkable that the people of San Francisco favor a proposal to send $97,000 annually to each black slave descendant in their city, for the next 250 years! These same people hate the Constitution, state their intention to "dismantle" the country, but are confident that in 250 years we will not only still exist, but will be rich enough to fund all of their pet projects. This is the voice of children of wealthy parents, who have yet to discover that their infantile attacks on authority will in fact destroy all that they depend upon.

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Teach, Sandra!

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I bet they voted to send “other people’s” money and not their own money. I also double bet that the people who voted for it have never once given a stranger $97,000; let alone annually. SF is absolute BS.

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I predict they will all move to a gated community in Florida before the first bill comes due.

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Sitting on a tree limb while sawing it off.

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So true and further, they are working to re-segregate institutions based on race.

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Yes they are! They are even pushing an agenda that healthcare should be segregated, with patients assigned to doctors who match each others' oppression and privilege categories. I think they are currently primarily interested in seeing black patients assigned only to black doctors, but matching trans patients with trans doctors will probably also titillate them.

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Hard to believe this is happening after the long and often terrible road to desegregate.

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Yes, it is heartbreaking.

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Ugh. I’m Irish Catholic; I’m screwed.

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Sorry to have to agree with you.

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Maybe we could make you look Chinese?

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Yes please!

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All about division.

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They think they are the heroes while burning down George Bailey's Savings and Loan. After they're trapped in Potter Town, they'll find out who they really helped. Too late.

"But the Potter controlled newspaper and radio station said we were the good guys!"

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They've turned snobby too.

My real anger is toward those who do violent things (or cheer on the violent) and believe and obey any lies told them by the lying heads in their idiot boxes. They are deceived to some degree but still a danger to all around them.

Ends do not justify the means. Villains are those who do bad things. Heroes do good things.

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Very creepy indeed

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I think voting machines will stop any significant change.

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Another excellent piece, Sasha!

The Democrats indeed are not the "good guys," anymore. Let's not make the mistake of thinking that the Republicans are. Currently, there are only a handful of outsider Representatives and Senators who happen to be Republican that might be among the "good guys" - far too many of those remaining are members of that ruling elite, the Political Class, the UniParty - and we know who most of them are, in the Senate, anyway.

"...and we’re ready to use our vote to tell them exactly what we think of them."

Assuming that our votes are properly counted, we need to use them to vote out incumbents in every single election. We need to accept that OUR guy, no matter how much we like him, needs to be replaced after his second consecutive term in the HoR, and after one in the Senate, and gut the funding for congressional staff.

We ought to be voting for the outsider, the challenger, in every primary.

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"We ought to be voting for the outsider, the challenger, in every primary."

This.

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Inspired essay and articulation of the last few years and what we likely have to look forward to. My family and I thank you for sharing your passion and courage. Your ability to blend history, politics and culture into a holistic portrait is amazing and so well worth the sub cost. My family and I were/are big Dylan fans and this song and lyrics are now how most of us view the Democratics (even though we were poor Irish Catholic and born in to the Dem party). Single: Positively 4th Street (1965)

"Yes, I wish that for just one time,

You could stand inside my shoes,

You’d know what a drag it is,

To see you."

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If you haven’t heard this version, you should: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OYZLskgAKo8

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Brother, that was an excellent rendition. I was already a Dead fan but I had not heard Garcia do that one before. Made my day. thank-you.

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Ditto, love the Dead and this was truly beautiful, thanks for sharing

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May 6, 2023·edited May 6, 2023

I'm very glad I posted it then despite thinking that you'd probably know it. It's such a great version of such a great song. In case you haven't heard it, here's my other favorite Garcia (with the GD) Dylan cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKhM-Ed8R8k.

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With Trump now indicted

The left is excited

The Statue of Liberty weeps

Farewell to the notion

Tom J set in motion

Lex Rex at bay tyranny keeps

As we watch our descent

Our brave feet of cement

Turn out to be nothing but clay

The cheering will fade

When the cops come to raid

Who thinks they are over the fray

And when they’re all through

There'll be no me and you

Equity finally achieved

But not quite as they thought

When their collars were hot

The alphabet people aggrieved

We’ll all become one

Slaving under the Sun

Inclusiveness under the whip

Of a state run A.I.

On us all it will spy

Tolerate it will not any lip

Farewell to what was

We lost sight in the buzz

Now into a dark age we go

The blind led the dumb

As they canceled our fun

The freedom we had we did blow

What's next is uncertain

As they pull back the curtain

The brick wall at long last exposed

'Twas all an illusion

Maintained with confusion

Methodically our minds were closed

They sent Judas goats

So at each other's throats

The herd moved with eyes open wide

Like lambs to the slaughter

Knowing not what we ought to

Our overlords gloated with pride

Half hated the other

While they had no bother

From all of us so far below

As we were all fighting

Around us was tightening

The digital noose did not show

The door we were pushed through

Closed tight as was meant to

We sit here to ponder our fate

Bewildered no longer

Each day we get stronger

We hope that it's not all too late

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Apr 3, 2023·edited Apr 3, 2023

Such the perfect pen name for such heresy.

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I think what happens next is we become like Canada. Everyone is so nice there. They’ve “niced” their way into being completely controlled by their government. The people who protest up there are demonized by everyone. The government has bullied most into compliance using many of the same tactics being used here currently. I’m not sure voting is going to get us out of this pickle. It sounds hip and patriotic but they already have a lot of control over us using the laws and the courts. How do we challenge that, by protesting? Then we have another Jan. 6. Only one side is really allowed to protest. That is blatantly obvious after the Nashville shooting. I know it’s getting bad when I am moving to an area that is predominately religious, Mormon, which I used to be faithful years ago, but had to walk away from the culture of it, but moving back for a job where we can actually be ourselves. The work environment today is soul sucking. If you are someone who naturally fights against things when they are wrong, corporate world will chew you up and spit you out. Just be a robot if you want to maintain your livelihood. My husband and I are not robots. This place is looking for a leader who knows what they are fighting for so we must go. Far away from our first grandbaby about to be born. The whole thing is depressing.

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Ha you wish you could live in Canada with its free healthcare and almost non-existent gun violence deaths! Matter of fact, almost all the gun violence are guns imported from the United States. Go weeks literally without ever thinking about the government, which, you know, is the ideal situation.

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No thanks...I don’t even like visiting there. It feels a bit hunger games like and that was before COvID. We’ve cancelled our trip to Mont Tremblant and not booking any Ironmans there again. No country is perfect but I still pick this over what you got going on up there. Free health care is good when you are healthy too. I’ve heard a few stories about lack access when it comes to specialties. And not to mention we are going through a bit of medical revolution here. So my trust in the medical profession is rather low. Free healthcare does not tempt me in the least. I’m not into banning guns so that doesn’t get me either. We have cultural rot here in the US that needs fixing.

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It must be because of all the gun restrictions and regulations in Chicago that violent crime is so rare in that lovely city.

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Also has a lot to do with 1) not prosecuting crimes leading to 2) cops who don’t bother making arrests leading to 3) criminals staying on the street leading to 4) more criminals creating more crimes leading to 5) more crimes of a severe nature. Soros backed Kim Fox is the DA lololololol. Go figure.

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I had to smile about the observation that the Dems do their dirty work behind a blackface nowadays. I thought I might be the only one to notice. That way they are insulated from any debate of pros and cons. Disagree and you are a racist. They’ve thought of everything

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I agree, Sasha nailed that one!

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👍

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Wow. What a great article describing the decline of the Democrat party including many RINOs. No longer the good guys. Our constitutional republic is under assault and needs prayers for salvation. We have turned away from our Christian values of our founding fathers and now search for the elusive equity, when equality is the real measure to attain. These past 7 years of constant assault, lies, phony impeachments, to now an indictment of a former President have reached a boiling point. This will not end well. This corrupt administration and DOJ have stained our nation’s standing in the world. We are a laughing stock to other nations. BRICS will finish us off. If this ruling body of impotent leaders doesn’t let a real fighter take the reins, our days are numbered.

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Indeed; equity is about equal outcomes, as in, divide the dollars and land in America and the distribute equally to every man, woman, child. It is Communism in disguise. Another Dem Drag show.

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And within one generation, the lazy people will sell their portion for a pittance and the next fix on their crack pipes and smart and hard working people will gain more land and property than they had before. Look at Jesus’ Parable of the 10 talents, a form of money. Some people buried it, some people wasted it, some people put it in low interest savings accounts, and some invested it wisely to work hard. Equal outcomes as per the communist party line, never ends well. The cream will always rise to the top.

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Politics of envy.

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Middle America makes this country go. We produce the food and can take care of ourselves accordingly. We are accommodating, but we really do not need those that attack us.

Most importantly, we do not fall for games that are produced by the Left(UniParty) to provoke us. We know the game of the last seven years and we are not buying any of it.

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"I got a shotgun, a rifle and a four-wheel drive

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

I can plow a field all day long

I can catch catfish from dusk 'til dawn (Yeah)

We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too

Ain't too many things these old boys can't do

We grow good-ole tomatoes and homemade wine

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

And we can skin a buck, we can run a trout line

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

'Cause you can't starve us out and you can't make us run

'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns

We say grace, and we say ma'am

If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn"

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That’s my favorite Bocephus song. The video that goes with it is also pretty awesome.

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Sasha, thank you for a brilliant, insightful piece.

Are you an older GenXer by chance? Taibbi, Carlson, others: our time has come at long last.

I am one. Our parable is that of the Prodigal Son: we need to come to our senses, come home, come clean, and then lead. It is happening. We are not too late.

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I’m an old millennial and my older siblings are gen-x...I’m a Mixer. Your comment is 100%. It’s time we show and tell people how latch key kids survived without supervision for hours as our parents worked and returned to college to better theirs and our lives. It’s time to show what being responsible actually means.

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Apr 3, 2023·edited Apr 3, 2023

Boomer here from mid 1950’s. We had no supervision at all. Get on the bike and just go all over. Ride the city bus downtown, no worries. No crime to speak of. Everyone disciplines all the children if they act up and all parents are ok with that. We looked after each other. We were taught to work hard, study hard, stay out of trouble, and respect our teachers, parents, and all adults. And each other. There were no psychologists outside of big cities. Need councilling? Go to your Pastor or Rabbi who cares about your soul and your heart. Church and Synagogue were central in our lives. Then came Vietnam and the hippies and the flower power crazy people.

Todays world is hell in comparison.

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El gato malo has a stack “in praise of lawn darts” that I suspect you’d enjoy.

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Excellent piece, Sasha. I am curious as to how long it took you to pull all the video references. While I agree that the mirror has been shattered, there is a UNIPARTY that are ‘globalist elitists', that want to embrace whatever they believe this ‘bold new world to be’, so long as their wealth and position are protected. I believe we are in the middle of a psy-op war and color revolution that seeks to confuse and to build fear, to create the perfect atmosphere for civil war… the goal is to take down the 'American Empire’, so that the globalists can be rid of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Part of me understands why, looking at the devastation of what constant 'regime change wars' have wrought. Did we do this for our nation alone, or also at the behest of another? We have become a land of PRIDEFUL God-haters who engage in child sacrifice, genital mutilation, who celebrate violence, greed and false gods… most prominently 'self-idolatry'. There are spiritual ramifications to a nation that has lost its moral compass…and we are seeing it spilling over into the natural. Humanity will always find something to worship, if not the Creator…then the ‘created'. If not Christ, then ‘self'. Paul the Apostle wrote: "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” -Galatians 6:7-8

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Well said. Our nation has let evil run amok and have forsaken the values our founding fathers fought hard to establish as a constitution republic, not a democracy. This evil will destroy our country if we don’t destroy the evil and prideful haters.

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Mr. Global wants to smash every country. Starting with the symbol of freedom called America. Then "build back better." He is succeeding too.

Neither ballots nor bullets can stop this. Too deep. Most conservatives remain clueless.

I suspect Trump is helping the NWO by distracting us and providing fake hope.

We should pray and work on building our own structures instead. America is going down and cannot be saved. But our families and neighbors may.

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Not Dylan, this time let’s go with Townshend’s “Won’t get fooled again”

And please for the love of all that is holy, stop the war in UKraine. Those poor people 😢

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