If the power elites didn’t need the consent of the public to rule, they wouldn’t have to lie constantly about their reasons for war. What if its 1984 and you don't know it because you haven't recognized who big brother is yet.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

this home owner is glad he had one;

How many times have you seen a gun control debate in which someone chimes in, “Nobody needs an AR-15. What are you going to do, hunt deer with it?” It’s been a busy year for gun control advocates, passing draconian law after draconian law.
Sometimes it’s part of a heartfelt essay, like this, which is just another essay where a man bloviates about his views on high-velocity weapons.

There is no place for high-velocity weaponry in the hands of the citizenry. No number of lengthy oratories by National Rifle Association leadership and pandering politicians will ever justify the deaths this nation has already endured. “Every Marine a Rifleman” is an adage for Marines, not for civilians. We are no longer under the oppressive rule of a foreign king, and it is folly to think that by keeping civilians from such weapons that we risk our republic. We risk nothing more than offending the bloated gun lobby in Washington. But by doing nothing, we continue to risk our children’s lives. (source)
The author of that piece feels that since a pistol isn’t a match for an AR-15, nobody but police and military should be allowed to have one............https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/07/16/61-year-old-disabled-man-demonstrates-exactly-why-you-need-an-ar-15/
the only way the empire will learn is via defeat;

The outcome of the most recent Intra-Afghan Dialogue held in Doha (Qatar) on July 7-8 — which brings together civil servants, politicians, members of the public and Taliban representatives — was a disappointment. The event was attended by 17 representatives of the Taliban, classified as an illegal terrorist organization in many countries outside Afghanistan, alongside about 50 of Afghanistan’s political and public figures.  Representatives of the Taliban were still not yet ready to negotiate with the Afghan government delegation, and all participants who spoke at the event acted as individuals.
As a result of the two-day peace talks, the parties adopted a roadmap to peace, consolidating the agreements they had reached with the necessary conditions to create an environment of lasting peace in Afghanistan. The document listed the principles of a united Afghanistan, continuation of peace talks and mutual respect during the negotiations.  The road map for peace approved by the participants would see the establishment of an “Islamic legal system” in the country, or sharia law, which would simultaneously be implemented along with the peace process by all parties involved in the conflict, which includes security reforms, assistance and support from donor countries, the repatriation of refugees, as well as monitoring the implementation of the terms of the agreement and holding international conferences dealing with this issue.
Many political scientists noted that there were no clear decisions made at this conference, and the general words and principles laid out in the roadmap were not worth the paper they were written on. There could not have been any other outcome, given that the Taliban will only be ready to participate in the intra-Afghan talks and discuss the ceasefire after an announcement is made heralding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, according to Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen. The spokesman of the fundamentalist movement made the comment in Qatar on the sidelines of the intra-Afghan meeting. “We want all the foreign forces to leave and end the military presence in our country… We believe in an Islamic system that ensures the rights of everyone… We want to work towards the establishment of peace in our country… We want to live alongside our countrymen in an inclusive Afghan world,” said Suhail Shaheen..........https://journal-neo.org/2019/07/17/yet-another-afghan-fiasco-for-the-politicians-in-washington/
my 'colored' friends won't like what pcr has to say this morning;

Democrats Have Become the Party of Nonwhite Immigrants and Sexual Deviants
Paul Craig Roberts
In the last presidential election, the Democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, dismissed the white American working class as the “Trump deplorables,” “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it.” Now Nancy Pelosi wants the House of Representatives to censure President Trump for sticking up for America and its white core population.  What more proof do we need that the Democratic Party does not represent the core population of America?
We hear a lot from Democrats about “white supremacy.”  Yet whites are the only people who are unprotected by racial quotas and preferential treatment in university admissions, hiring, and promotions.  Whites are the only people unprotected by prohibitions against hate speech.  Any hurtful thing can be said about white people—and is.  White people are the only people who can be arbitrarily fired for speaking their mind or simply stating truths that Identity Politics, or some black person, doesn’t want to hear.  
White people still have to listen to demands from blacks for reparations for slavery as if those currently alive, white and black, have had anything to do with slavery.  Indeed, scholars have concluded that as many or more white Americans alive today are descendants of white slaves as blacks are of black slaves.  What about reparations for descendants of white slaves?
In those long ago times, slavery was a fact of life, not something that white people did to black people.  As I have pointed out on many occasions, the supply of black slaves in the New World originated in the black Kingdom of Dahomey which sold black captives from the black king’s slave wars first to Arabs and then to Europeans...........https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/07/16/democrats-have-become-the-party-of-nonwhite-immigrants-and-sexual-deviants/
the way things are going;