Monthly Archives: December 2017

LIVING IN ORWELLIAN TIMES

“WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Sound familiar? These are the slogans for the continent of Oceania, ruled by Big Brother and the English Socialist Party, INGSOC, in George Orwell’s famous novel, “1984.” * There is no doubt that in the United States we are living in Orwellian times. We’re not drinking victory gin and bitter coffee, nor are we relegated to eating the tasteless black bread and thin soup that Winston Smith and his fellow party members were forced to drink and eat. We’re also not living in sterile government housing and forced to wear the uniform of “the party.”

But there are many more Orwellian like instances taking place in the United States of America that parallel what takes place in the futuristic novel. I could write a novella about this, and plan to in the near futures. But for now, I’m going to focus on the Republican tax reform bill and how the left is turning folks against a bill that clearly benefits most every United States citizen.

The goal of INGSOC is to achieve total control over the people, and more importantly over their minds. One of the main mind programs of the Party was “doublethink,” which describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contacts. *

For this article, I want to focus on the paradigm, “Ignorance is Strength.” This slogan is highly encouraged in our society: never question authority, legal institutions, school books, history, main stream media, etc. *

While the tax reform bill, just passed by the House and Senate, to be signed into law shortly by President Trump, clearly indicates that all individuals except the very wealthy in certain states will get a tax cut, the left, in typical liberal fashion, constantly berate the President’s plan as tax cuts for the rich. If they would simply read the bill, or even just read portions of it, they would should be able to comprehend that most every individual who pays taxes gets a tax cut.

I have a few problems with this bill, and agree that it’s not a perfect bill. Nothing in this world is perfect. Instead of pointing out parts of the bill in which they don’t agree and working with Republicans to resolve these conflicts, the Democrats kept up their diatribe of “tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich.” Furthermore, prominent Democrats such as House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi indicated that the bill was Armageddon, the end of the world, and the worst bill that had ever been wrought before Congress. I thought Obamacare was.

Why are the Democrats alleging these things when the bill clearly states the opposite? “Ignorance is Strength,” maybe? In one area of the novel, “1984,” Big Brother and the party were decreasing the chocolate rations, but led the masses to believe that they were actually increasing the chocolate rations.

Thus, when individuals open their pay envelopes and see an increase in their take home pay and open their 401(k) statements and see an increase in their retirement funds, the left, the Democrat party is still going to tell them that the Trump tax reform plan is still tax cuts for the very wealthy and what they’re seeing in the pay check vouchers and their 401(k) statements is an illusion. Moreover, they will push their narrative that the Republicans are evil and are only interested in the prosperity of Donald Trump and his millionaire/billionaire friends.

They will continue to push their story that you’re not really better off under the Trump tax plan. Corporations, which are evil, benefited the most from the tax plan where businesses received a tax rate decrease from 35% to 21%. Businesses are, in fact, evil, and will not pass their windfalls onto you, the consumer or the employee. Instead, they will pass their windfall onto their investors in the way of dividends, thus making their investors, who are already privileged, even more privileged.

Democrats hate the private sector, including corporations and large, medium, and small businesses.  They also believe that government is the answer to all the nation’s problems. Don’t believe me? Get on some the liberal leaning social media threads. It’s perfectly legal for you to do that. You’ll find out that Democrats do indeed hate the private sector, the very entity that makes America the greatest nation on earth.

It’s obvious, with their rhetoric, the left doesn’t want prosperity for the middle class and the uplifting of lower income individuals and families.  Instead, they want Orwellian control over you, similar to the control the party and Big Brother had over the masses in the novel, “1984.” You’re not to think, you’re not to research, even though you have the world’s knowledge at your fingertips. Heaven forbid, should you think about things and draw your own conclusions which are different from Big Brother, who is synonymous with today’s Democrat party and the leftist main stream media.

While differing with the Democrat party and the mainstream media doesn’t presently sentence you to Room 101, the dreaded torture chamber in the Orwellian culture, we maybe getting closer to that than you think.

Shortly following the passage of the tax reform bill in the House and Senate, the following companies, and others indicated they would be giving their employees bonuses: AT&T, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp, Boeing, Comcast, etc. Furthermore, some companies have announced new investment, and minimum wage hikes.

*Information taken from the following: http://humansarefree.com/2013/01/what-means-war-is-peace-freedom-is.html

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ALABAMA – MEET YOUR NEW SENATOR, DOUG JONES

Yes, one of the deepest red states in the union, one of the most intense pro-life states in the union, and one of the most evangelical states in the union elected its first Democrat senator in twenty-five years. All the pundits predicted a Roy Moore win, even though Judge Moore was beaten and bruised via a series of accusations from women who said Moore sexually harassed and assaulted them when they were young girls. One of the women claims to have been fourteen when Judge Moore allegedly touched her inappropriately and forced her to touch him. Those pundits were wrong, just like they were wrong in the 2016 presidential election when almost all predicted a Clinton win. Now, Alabama has Senator Elect, Doug Jones, a liberal Democrat whose stands on the issues align with those of the far left.

The largest county in Alabama, Jefferson County, the county of the city of Birmingham, went for Obama in 2012 and Clinton in 2016. While I expected Jefferson County to go for Doug Jones, I never expected the gap to be as wide as it was….68% Doug Jones to 30% Roy Moore. In my county of residence, Shelby county, just south of Jefferson, and a conservative/Republican stronghold, Moore was on top, but only 56% to 42%. Montgomery County, the county of the capital, went for Doug Jones by a margin of 72% to 27%.

What happened in these populous counties? It appears that many Republicans stayed at home. It also appears that many women, who normally vote Republican, in these counties cast their votes for Doug Jones. There were also approximately 22,000 write-ins with the vote differential being between 21,000 and 22,000. It is worth noting that the major metropolitan areas in Alabama put Doug Jones over the top. I think it’s also safe to say that had the accusations not surfaced, Roy Moore would have won hands down and there would have been less than five minutes of coverage on the cable news channels.

Having said the above, Roy Moore doesn’t have a lot of appeal in the larger metropolitan areas of the state. His admirers and supporters are generally evangelical Christians from rural areas. Judge Moore has been involved in Alabama politics for decades and has been quite a colorful character. His folksy style, while appealing to rural GOP voters, doesn’t appeal to many who dwell in the larger metropolitan areas.

I voted for Roy Moore, though I never sung his praises, because I didn’t want to see the slim margin that Republicans had in the Senate get even slimmer. I need for tax reform to get passed, and I want to see a wall built on the Mexican border.

With four Rinos already in the Senate (McCain, Collins, Flag, and Corker), it was already hard to get legislation passed in the Senate, with Doug Jones now there, it’s going to get even harder. I just hope they can get, at least, tax reform passed before the Senator elect is seated. I also hope that Trump’s judgeship nominations are not held up, especially if he has the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court Justice.

I’ve listened to talking heads to the point that my head is about to explode. Fox News has reported that Donald Trump was in a good mood today in anticipation of tax reform getting through the House and Senate and arriving on his desk. I sure hope Congress will do its job and get this piece of legislation to the president before Doug Jones is seated in the Senate, because he would surely vote against it. It goes without saying that Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, is ecstatic because he won’t have to open an investigation into the allegations.

On the evening of November 25, I was lying on my bed in my Orange Beach, Alabama hotel room, in a fetal position crying. My beloved Crimson Tide had lost to hated cross-state rival, Auburn Tigers. This meant that we wouldn’t be playing for the SEC Championship and we would probably not be a part of the College Football playoff. Instead, we might be going to the Cotton Bowl…the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Cotton Bowl?” After much praying, look at what God did. We did get chosen for the playoffs.

There’s still some stuff going on and developments are taking place. God is in control always. He puts Kings in power, and he removes Kings from power. It’s all in his plan. Let’s all settle down, stay the course, and continue to pray for our country’s leaders and continue to and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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ALL EYES ON ALABAMA

No matter what part of the country you’re from, you probably know about the Senate election in Alabama, taking place on Tuesday, December 12, to replace former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. The election is between Republican, Roy Moore and Democrat, Doug Jones.

Just after the primary and run-off were complete, accusations of sexual misconduct were leveled against Judge Moore by numerous women, none of which have been proven.

I’ll be as glad as anyone when this election is over. And I still have a question to ask. If these women felt that Roy Moore was unfit to become a U.S. Senator, why didn’t they speak up during the primaries? If all this had come up during the primary, I don’t believe Judge Moore would have won the nomination. Also, some of these women are claiming they fear for their lives. I don’t believe this would have happened had all this come out in the primaries. The nomination would have gone to Luther Strange or Mo Brooks. Either one of the candidates would have beaten Democrat Doug Jones easily. But waiting until Moore had already captured the nomination speaks of a plan to get a Democrat elected to further narrow the Republican majority in the Senate.

Some try to say that these women were too embarrassed to come out earlier even though Judge Moore has run for numerous elected positions and has been a public figure in Alabama for almost two decades. Did these women suddenly feel invigorated once Judge Moore won the Republican nomination? Could they not have come out just a couple of months earlier if they were so concerned about him getting elected? One of the women making the accusations trotted out Gloria Allred as her attorney. Gloria Allred is nothing but a celebrity ambulance chaser. I call her a “lawyer for losers.”

It’s only been in the last twenty years or so that the Democrat party has moved so far to the left and begun to resort to lies, bigotry, hate, intolerance. Doug Jones has ads out there which claim that he is pro-military, pro-business, pro-gun ownership. In the past, there have been Democrats that were all of these things. But now, with few exceptions, they’re all borderline socialists/communists. Also, Democrats used to cross the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eighties.

Perhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe if they had accepted the result of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as health care and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect a Democrat to office. Furthermore, if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves to be punished, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does. oss the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eightiesPerhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe even if they had accepted the results of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as healthcare and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect one to office. Maybe if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves punishment, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does.

oss the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eighties.

Perhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe even if they had accepted the results of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as healthcare and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect one to office. Maybe if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves punishment, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does.

So, dems, what do you think? In your possible zeal to destroy the Trump presidency, you may have ruined some lives in the process. But wait, Democrats don’t care if they ruin people’s lives.

No matter who is elected, conservatives in Alabama will take a beating. If Roy Moore wins, we will be the recipients of exponential hate from liberals across the nation, not to mention the liberals who reside in Alabama. I’ve always said that liberals here in the south are particularly filled with unfathomable hate because they are in the minority. Insults to the degree that we’ve never seen before will be hurled at us. It’s going to get rough, so fasten your seat belts.  I can just hear what Mika and Morning Joe (I’m embarrassed that he’s a University of Alabama graduate) will be saying, what Don Lemmon will be saying, what Rachel Maddow will be saying, what Chris Matthews will be saying, etc.

If Doug Jones wins, conservatives in Alabama will still be subject to hate and gloating from the leftists here in the state. We can handle it, because we’re used to it. However, the slim Republican majority in the Senate will get even slimmer, making it harder for President Trump to pass his “make America great again” agenda. As a result, the entire nation will suffer.

God has placed a heavy burden on the state of Alabama, a state that Democrat Senatorial candidate, Doug Jones, admits to being embarrassed to “be from.” Will the people of the state of Alabama come through and elect Republican, Roy Moore, so that President Trump will have a chance to make America great again? Or will the people of Alabama elect Doug Jones, liberal Democrat, and perhaps send the United States of America on a collision course to socialism/communism?

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