COMMON SENSE 2021
by Tom Solari
Given that the news media's purpose
is to fix our attention on conflict and problems, minus workable
solutions, we can easily lose sight of what's really going on.
The U.S. has been a problem since 1776 when its founding documents suggested that individuals have inherent rights. These rights are not granted by rulers or governments, we are born with them. That makes America harder to control—too much individual freedom, too much economic success and too powerful a military.
A large number of politicians—mostly interested in power and influence in the direction of personal enrichment—are easily swayed to do the bidding of the controllers.
Fortunately, there are a handful in government with the common sense and personal integrity to resist pressures to conform.
With the exception of Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, Republican and Democrat presidents since JFK have been content to follow the global directives, asserting themselves this way or that without rocking the globalist boat.
At the grass roots, there really IS an observable difference between the two major political parties!
Most Democrats—decent people—have been taught that Republicans are BAD! That’s basically it.
Starting with this premise, learned either as children at home or in school up through the university level, they then automatically accept whatever expressions of Republicans being BAD that are presented to them—they are racist, they are too rich, they hate the environment, they don’t care about people, etc.
There is no changing this mindset because it’s not based on rational data of any kind. It’s just a “known” quantity, a fixed idea. Republicans are BAD!
Then the “proof” is presented, mostly in the form of speculation, unfounded accusations or anecdotal evidence of some isolated Republican, somewhere, having been caught being BAD. For the average Democrat, this effectively taints ALL the many millions of Republicans. End of story.
There are also many bright, well-intended, liberal-minded individuals who vote mostly Democrat but prefer to be known as Independent thinkers and voters. Once they get on board with a particular issue, such as that Trump is an evil, anti-social individual who must be stopped at all costs, they will go to extraordinary lengths to intellectualize this viewpoint and justify whatever crimes and inconsistencies appear to forward his undoing.
Republicans, on the other hand, are NOT Republicans because they think Democrats are BAD! Primarily, Republicans are Republicans because of some practical issue that they believe in.
They believe in the right to bear arms or in smaller government or that there is life in the womb. Or they believe immigration laws should be obeyed and enforced. They believe “sanctuary” cities and states are providing safe havens for lawbreakers and endangering law-abiding citizens. Or they have observed that what passes for education is simply indoctrination into the Democrat belief that Republicans hate the environment and are, therefore, BAD!
This is a sizable difference between the two parties and I don’t think anyone has looked at it this way before. But remember, we’re talking about individual party members, not the leaders, and there are exceptions to every rule.
Here is where the two parties begin to look the same.
Many Republican leaders play to the issues of Republican voters but when they get elected they slip into line under the powerful elite, whom they believe can positively shape their futures if they play ball. And when they do, they get to rub elbows with “the very best people” and they are pampered by the media—until next election time when the media condemns them as BAD for all the usual reasons.
The Democrat leaders, on the other hand, were long ago spawned in socialist incubators and hatcheries we call schools and universities. They are the willing foot soldiers of global elite forces working round-the-clock to weaken America as founded. This they call being “progressive.”
This might come as a shock to some but there are countries and ideologies in competition with America and the idea of individual liberty.
There are communist countries that insist individual freedom and individual ownership of property are bad things and populations must be hogtied “for the common good.” They continue to have as their goal a worldwide communist police state, such as we see in China, Cuba and North Korea.
There are Islamic countries operating according to the radical religious belief that every individual on Earth must ultimately bow to their God, under pain of death. And the U.S., from this view, is the “Great Satan” which must be destroyed—along with the nation of Israel.
And then there are Western Democracies whose leaders are part of or mostly under the thumbs of the global elite and they resent the strength and independence of Americans. They each would like a piece of the American pie, however they can arrange it.
So we have ENEMIES of various types. They feel that they get bigger if America becomes smaller and they support each other toward that end. One example is the team-up of radical Islam Jihadists and the anti-American, Marxist extremists we see causing chaos in our cities—Antifa, BLM.
The Democratic Party is now completely aligned with the goals of our enemies.
As an example, a tent-pole issue, so called “human-caused climate change” is a scam to control, restrain and extort money from industry, especially American industry. At the same time, China, India and some other countries who are the worst polluters are not subject to these mandates.
The Democrat-run educational systems in this country are factories of indoctrination which have been turning out generations of students who follow the Socialist party line and are barely able to read or write, much less think for themselves. They do, however, know how to protest on cue.
High-value Democrat concepts, such as government-run health care, income equality and abortion-on-demand, are found, in practice, to be economically and morally destructive to the social fabric.
Cities in America where Democrats are in charge are disaster zones, with crime, poverty and homelessness run-rampant—Chicago, Baltimore, NYC, San Francisco. They typically have the strictest gun control laws and highest murder rates.
The once rich People’s Republic of California, a Democrat stronghold, now struggles with high poverty rates. And it fights for open borders in order to flood our country with illegal aliens, whom they consider will vote Democrat once legalized.
That foreign enemy agents, jihadists, human traffickers and dangerous drugs are also flooding in is of no consequence. That the mass influx of low-pay foreign workers robs Americans of well-paying jobs is of no concern.
There is an axiom that states, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Law-abiding citizens will obey the law, as they always do. Criminals won’t.”
This happens to be an obvious, observable truth but it requires some degree of logic and common sense to arrive at that conclusion.
A disarmed America becomes conquerable without a fight, either from an internal suppressive government or an external enemy force.
The outlawing of guns is a major goal of the Democratic Party. If they succeed in disarming us, the sole beneficiaries will be America's enemies at home and abroad.
Democrat leaders and so-called “Liberals” are never sidetracked by logic or common sense. There is an agenda. They have marching orders. They march to the beat of this drum, facts and logic be damned.
They do this with great confidence and a smug sense of superiority. And if any dare stray from the party line, they are viciously attacked by their peers. (Try it and see.)
The deplorable hayseeds who DO use home-grown logic and common sense are thought to be stupid.
Fortunately, more and more sensible Democrats are catching on to what that party has become and they are walking away, despite the brickbats being hurled at them.
There is a wild conspiracy theory that says that the “Progressives” (Marxists, Communists, Socialists) have been aggressively infiltrating our educational systems, our unions, artistic communities, many churches, mass media and the Democratic Party since the days of the Cold War or before.
This is a conspiracy theory of the very worst kind because it’s demonstrably true.
Notice the riots and protests to prevent Conservative Republicans from speaking at American colleges and universities and the institutions are okay with that. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means nothing to these folks. If we don't speak their language, we don't speak.
Add to that the stifling of Conservative speech and ideas occurring daily on social media platforms—Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. If you state a viewpoint that these Left-run outlets disagree with, it's labeled "False Information" and effectively banned. Or you, yourself, can be banned from participating in these public forums.
And it's easy to see that the violent demonstrators of today—people determined to tear down our culture—are the products of American education up through the university level.
So we have generations of people who don’t understand the exceptional greatness of this country, who can’t think logically and who “know” with great certainty that government should be taking care of everyone—free health care, free universities, free food, free shelter, etc. And it’s considered heartless and cruel for anyone to think differently.
Ask the question, “Who’s going to pay for all of this?” No workable answer is ever forthcoming. That would require an understanding of the concept of products and exchange. Produce a product or service that is needed or wanted by others and you can receive something back in exchange.
There is no "government money," it's TAXPAYER money earned by people who work for a living. The fiat currency created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve is actually loans which our kids and grand kids will have to pay back.
The FACT that Socialism, in whatever form it’s tried, fails completely every time it’s tried, is never entered into the Progressive equation.
The Progressive opinion leaders—university professors, lawyers, actors, film directors, media icons, Google execs, Silicon Valley CEOs—are thought to be the smartest people on Earth, the intelligentsia’s intelligentsia.
Yet, they believe in social programs that reward failure and punish production and success. Where do you suppose that leads? And they love the idea of a “living, breathing Constitution,” which can be adjusted willy-nilly to fit the mood of the times or the party in power.
They thought Hillary Clinton was a good choice for President, the most powerful office on Earth. And now, out of disdain for President Trump, they willingly vote for Joe Biden—or Daffy Duck, if he were the Democrat nominee.
And they’ve bought the idea that there are an unlimited number of genders and gender CANNOT be determined at birth by mere physical characteristics.
Very sad that many female athletes now have to compete against biological males, ruining their chances for medals and other achievements in sports.
That is the socially conscious and "brilliant" Democratic Party at work.
How fortunate we are that cars, bridges and buildings are not built with this degree of logic.
Currently, the two most divisive words in the English language are DONALD TRUMP. There are reasons this name causes so much controversy.
The global elite and their puppets in America, after successfully electing two Bushes, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to the presidency, were then content to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016. Hillary had demonstrated for decades that she would do ANYTHING in exchange for personal power and enrichment—the perfect candidate.
But there was something different about the election of Donald Trump. It meant that we had a total maverick in the White House. And he was a successful billionaire businessman to boot.
He knew how to build things, how to hire the right people and fire the incompetent. He could not be swayed or enchanted by promised financial enrichment. He had already achieved everything he had ever set out to do.
And then it appeared that Trump had an agenda of his own. He wanted to REVERSE the disastrous course the Progressives and the Global Elite had America on and he wanted to Make America Great Again.
This was a TERRIBLE situation for the puppet masters and their U.S. operatives. After years and years of free-wheeling “Deep State” shenanigans at the FBI, the CIA and the Department of “Justice,” the cover was blown and crimes began coming to light.
People get VERY UPSET when their misdeeds are in danger of being found out.
THE SLEEPING GIANT
By the time a
smooth-talking leftist community organizer named Barack Obama was
elected in 2008—a man who knew nothing about business or economics
and who appeared to have an ax to grind against America—a large number of Americans
began to wake up to the fact that the enemy was entrenched within
our borders and we had elected one of them as our president.
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