THEIR MOTHER WAS A SLUT WHO COULD NOT KEEP HER UNMENTIONABLES UP WHEN HER HUSBAND WAS AWAY.
EVERY ENGLISH KING, EVERY BRITISH MONARCH AFTER THEM IS A FAKE ILLEGITIMATE KING/QUEEN /MONARCH.
THIS BUNCH ARE JUST ACTORS, FAKES.
AND HARRY IS THE ILLEGITIMATE SON OF A BRITISH ARMY OFFICER, NOT THE PEDO NO CHIN CHARLIE.
OLE FAKE “prince” Harry and his bimbo should return to England, they are not needed or wanted in America.
The Ole Dog!
JUST when you thought Harry and Meghan couldn’t out- parody themselves . . . along comes Oprah.
I’m not sure what grates the most.
The fact that since harrumphing away from the Royal Family, citing a need for greater privacy, they’ve signed deals with Netflix and Spotify, given self-important weekly Zooms (from their very private own front room) or, now, given a warts ’n’ all interview to the planet’s most famous celebrity interviewer.
Despite their rather grand designs to end global poverty, is it not a bit ironic that Harry should give his first interview to multi-millionaire diet company ambassador James Corden? A man literally being paid to eat less.
Anyway. While Harry came across as pretty likeable in his open-top bus chat, we do not know what percentage of monies made by the couple post-Megxit have been distributed to the needy.
Like her celebrity pals, Oprah preaches philanthropy and wellness to her millions of followers.
She also practises what she preaches, donating millions to charities across the world, including the Clinton Foundation, the Born This Way Foundation and Women For Women International.
This latest televised chat wasn’t a Comic Relief endeavour. This was purely about self-advancement.
I really don’t care that the self-satisfied trio, sitting within the sun-dappled grounds of a mutual pal’s sprawling mansion, are worth a combined £1.9billion and use private jets like you and I use the Northern Line.
THE RATSCHILDS HAVE ALWAYS PLANNED ON BREAKING UP WHAT IS THOUGHT OF AS THE USA.
BUT THEY PLAN ON HAVING SHOW SECESSIONS WITH THE SAME RATSCHILD’S BLACKMAILED & BRIBED POLITICAL WHORES RUNNING THE “BREAK AWAY” STATES WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE.
I CAN LEGALLY AND HISTORICALLY SHOW TEXAS REMAINS THE Republic of Texas, OCCUPIED.
Texas DOES NOT NEED SECESSION, THE OCCUPIED Republic of Texas NEEDS THE OCCUPYING FOREIGN MILITARY TO LEAVE TEXAS, ALONG WITH THE OCCUPYING DC/USAS EMPIRE’S BITCH, “THE STATE OF TEXAS”.
BUT THE USA DOES NEED TO GIVE BACK TO THE REPUBLIC THE PROCEEDS OF THE USA’S 159 YEARS OF THEFT FRON THE REPUBLIC OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE WEATLH OF THE PEOPLE STOLEN BY USA’S ILLEGAL TAXING OF TEXICANS.
WHEN THE USA MILITARY GETS AROUND TO IT, I WOULD LIKE MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S SILVERWARE BACK.
THE CAN KEEP THE BABY BASKET THEY THREW MY GREAT GRANDFATHER OUT OF ONTO THE FLOOR SO THEY COULD USE THE BASKET TO CARRY OFF WHAT THEY WERE STEALING.
REAL TEXICANS, NOT Washington DC CITIZENS OCCUPYING TEXAS, WILL NEED THAT LOOT TO REBUILD FROM THE 3ed WORLD $#IT HOLE THE OCCUPATION HAS LEFT TEXAS.
The Ole Texican Dog!
Secession is a four-letter word for the millions of Americans who have gone through the conventional educational pipeline that teaches them that the American state is indivisible and sacrosanct.
However, intellectually honest historians whose minds haven’t been warped by educational institutions know better than to dismiss secessionism as some nefarious activity that only treasonous Southerners of the Confederacy are capable of engaging in.
For all intents and purposes, the founding generation was secessionist. When they signed on to the Declaration of Independence, those who fomented the American Revolution were committed to liberating themselves from the grasp of the British Empire. Quite arguably the most important act of secession in human history, the revolutionaries’ successful efforts to secede from British rule had the whole world awestruck.
More importantly, it cemented the idea of political separation in the American political consciousness. Before becoming a state, Vermont went the extra mile after the thirteen colonies declared their independence, breaking free from New York and Great Britain and establishing itself as an independent republic in 1777. It would remain that way until 1791, when it ratified the US Constitution and joined the union.
Even during the ratification of the Constitution, many states feared the idea of a government that would become excessively centralized. So they had secessionist backup plans in case things got out of hand. In the Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, Tom Woods touched on how the New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia “explicitly reserved during the ratification of the Constitution the right to withdraw from the Union should it become oppressive.”
Secession Attempts in the Early Days of the American Republic
Americans’ secessionist streak did not go away so easily after they extricated themselves from the dominion of their British overlords.
Secessionist talks grew stronger during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. The Federalist Party, based in New England, was dismayed with having Jefferson as president and even more concerned about the ascendant Democratic-Republican Party. They viewed Jeffersonian Democrats as a political force that could potentially displace them thanks to the electoral advantages the Democratic-Republicans enjoyed in the South and the newly incorporated Western states.
Federalist apprehensions became even more palpable during James Madison’s presidency, when the US locked horns with the British Empire in the War of 1812. Many Northerners wanted to maintain peaceful relations with their British cousins and were not keen on bellicosity. As a consequence, New England members of the Federalist Party gathered during the Hartford Convention in 1814 to discuss the New England states’ relationship with the federal government, which sparked nationwide fears of secessionism in New England.
Although it did not materialize into a coherent separatist movement, the Hartford Convention did lead to the downfall of the Federalist Party due to their perception as engaging in treasonous behavior in the eyes of the Americans who were eager to resist the British invasion. Nevertheless, the Hartford Convention sowed the seeds for future secessionist movements.
How Secession Led to the Creation of Republic of Texas
Following its independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico was left with the task of building an independent nation. In contrast to Mexico proper, Mexican Texas was frontier territory and not particularly attractive to Mexicans, who found better opportunities in Mexico’s central regions. Settlements in San Antonio and Nacogdoches served as forward posts for the Spanish Empire, but there was no concerted effort to settle the region, which remained sparsely populated until the 1820s.
To populate the area, Mexican authorities came up with a land grant system to attract settlers (empresarios) to Mexican Texas. Many enterprising frontiersmen in the United States were in search of adventure and the prospect of land grants in Texas was tantalizing. For many of these explorers, settling down in Texas represented a fresh start.
The catch to the land grant program was that American migrants had to become Mexican citizens, follow Mexican laws, nominally accept the Catholic faith, and learn Spanish. American settlers started pouring into Mexican Texas, and by the mid-1830s, they significantly outnumbered the Mexican citizens there. The American settlers forged a distinct identity that did not align with the political desires of Mexican authorities, who had other plans in mind for Texas.
Tensions came to a head after General Antonio López de Santa Anna became president of Mexico and committed himself to centralizing the Mexican state. Mexico fell down the path of dictatorship after Santa Anna suspended the Mexican Constitution and declared himself dictator in 1834. Shortly thereafter, Santa Anna used the Mexican army to clamp down on Texas, which had enjoyed a quasi-autonomous status, to see through his centralist vision for Mexico. The Mexican strongman’s actions generated significant backlash from the Anglos and even some Mexicans (Tejanos) residing in Texas.
Texas had its Lexington moment on October 2, 1835, when Texans took up arms against a Mexican military detachment in the settlement of Gonzales, Texas. The Battle of Gonzales immortalized the Come and Take It flag that was flown before the battle, where Texans dared Mexican forces under the command of Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea to seize a cannon in the settlement’s possession. The Texans compelled the Mexican forces to retreat, marking the beginning of the Texas Revolution.
With the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836, the Texans explicitly laid out their decision to break free from Mexico. They cited Santa Anna’s actions to transform Mexico’s federal republic into a centralized military dictatorship and the reneging on guarantees to protect a number of their constitutional liberties (the right to bear arms, trial by jury, and freedom of religion) as some of the principal reasons for their decision to revolt. Moreover, separatist Anglo Texans enjoyed support from Americans in Congress who were more than happy to encourage the partition of Mexico into smaller pieces.
The Texas Revolution came to a decisive conclusion at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, after the Texan army captured Santa Anna and compelled him to sue for peace. Although Santa Anna returned to Mexico unharmed, the Mexican Congress did not ratify a treaty to recognize the new Republic of Texas, but several countries such as Britain, France, and the United States recognized the independent republic. Texas would later be annexed by the United States, in 1845.
JUST OUTSIDE OF San Antonio, A LITTLE BOY FROZE TO DEATH IN HIS BED.
THERE SHOULD BE COMMON LAW TRIALS, PUBLIC HANGINGS OF POLITICAL PROSTITUTES WHO DID THIS.
THE OCCUPYING USA’s COURTS ARE ROMAN LAW, STATUTORY PLEADINGS, CORPORATE COURTS WHICH PROTECT THE BODYS OF THE NAMES ON A CORPORATE BOURD FROM HAVING TO FACE THE EVIL, HARM AND DEATH THEY CAUSE HUMANITY.
COMMON LAW IS GOD’S LAW, AND DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ANY CORPORATE PROTECTION FOR FORCING THEIR CRIMES AS THE USA’S BEST MONEY CAN BUY CORPORATE COURT PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR EVIL ASSES MAKING WAR ON HUMANITY.
This piece pushes nuclear which I disagree with. Nuclear poisons the earth and all living things on the earth. Therefore Nuclear weapons or plants are pissing in the face of God.
Every nuclear power plant out there is a nuclear ticking time bomb waiting to kill humans and God’s other creatures, as well as making the earth uninhabited by humanity and other of God’s creatures here on earth.
Did not need nuclear to avoid this. The grid is old and underrepaired because the Ratschild’s corporations which are the energy companies, sucked every last cent of profit out to make rich ass holes richer, and did not modernize and maintain the grid. The corporations canalized the grid for profits.
The political whores are run by the corporations which are run by the Ratschilds.
The Ratscilds and the 30 shekel political prostitutes murdered that little boy who froze in his bed, and every other Texican who died from the criminal behavior of evil asses using corporations to cover their crimes against humanity.
One should also realize if the millions of Mexico’s dirt poor and street criminals classes were not encouraged to come to Texas illegally, get on the public treat, then they would not have been here sucking out electrical resources needed by Texicans to keep their children from freezing to death.
Texicans do not run Texas, the Occupied Militarily by the USA corporation in a 155 years and continuing war crime Republic of Texas is run by Ratschilds Minions who farm Texicans for profit while stealing Texas’s resources to fund the USA empire and make the RATSCHILD’S INC WORLD WIDE MONGOLIAN MONGREL KHAZARIAN red RUSSIAN MAFIA. richer and more powerful, in other words, a larger threat to freedom, humanity and God’s Earth.
You will note, the Earth does not belong to the Ratschilds, the Vatican, or their criminal corporations.
Now having went deep down a whole bunch of rabbit holes, it would appear the earth belongs to the One True creator God, who appointed the Bright and Morning Star King of this rock and all in it.
I have it on good authority the rats and the vats best pull in their horns & stop persecuting God’s children, or the King of the Earth is going to take a bite out of their asses!
The Ole Dog!
‘THE GREENING OF THE GRID FROZE TEXAS’
Polar winds scream out of Canada in seeming revenge for Joe Biden canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.
Texas’ power grid collapsed as temperatures more likely in Sioux Falls than San Antonio roared in plunging more than 4 million people into darkness and without heat.
How can this have possibly happened in a place whose entire cultural identity revolves around producing energy?
Texas’ deregulated energy market went green over the past decade. In the past ten years, according to the EIA, Texas retired more than 5,000 MW of coal-supplied power while spinning up more than that in windmills.
Wind produces the marginal, or last, megawatt in Texas, in this case the last 17%. Nuclear provides the first megawatt, less than 10%.Natural Gas provides most of the megawatts.
One would think in a world which is getting hotter that putting windmills and solar panels would be a good idea.
I’m sure that’s what the CEO’s of all those energy providers across Texas thought as well. And our government at every level incentivized this. The cultural zeitgeist of ‘sustainability’ and ‘renewables’ overrode, as it always does, common sense.
Because at the heart of this problem is, bluntly, the planet isn’t warming. It hasn’t warmed net-on-net for the nearly twenty years Texas’ electricity market has been deregulated.
In fact, when one steps back from the entire CO2-induced Climate Change hysteria and sees it for what it is – a giant money laundering operation through taxes — we have been preparing for the wrong climate catastrophe for more than a generation.
More on that in a minute.
Because of the intense cold power, demands for electric heat in Texas spiked well above levels needed for air conditioning in their normally brutal summers. Why? Because those wind turbines which produce the marginal megawatt froze.
Even worse, because most of Texas’ power actually comes from its abundant production of natural gas and no one thought to consult the folks in Canada or North Dakota, apparently major parts of the gas pipeline infrastructure which delivers the gas to the power plants froze as well.
So, no gas, no power. No wind, no power. Even with wind, no power.
On top of that one of the two reactors at the South Texas Nuclear Power Station went down this week adding to the state’s power woes.
The result was the price for electricity spiking to unheard of numbers that make Bitcoin look like a stablecoin in comparison.
From under $100 per MWHr to the limit, as defined by Texas’ regulatory board ERCOT, of $9000 per MWHr.
Anti-free market types will chime in and decry the evils of deregulation and protecting the little guy from price gougers. Commies will scream that it wasn’t the frozen windmills’ fault or the lack of sunlight.
It will be blamed on the evils of capitalism because that’s what always happens when even a somewhat deregulated market like that of electricity in Texas is hit with a six-sigma outlier event, like Dallas dealing with a high of 9oF in mid-February.
It doesn’t matter if we socialize the costs or not, the bills for the power used this week in Texas have to be paid. Those costs weren’t necessarily caused by deregulation the extremity of the situation was caused by something far more pernicious than price gouging, bad planning because of bad information.
CO2-induced global warming theory is, simply put an illusion. The emotions surrounding it along with the economic incentives created through government edict are real.
The planetary and solar physics have far more predictive and explanatory power than the endless data fudging associated with Mann’s Hockey Stick graph and Al Gore’s stupid movie.
The weather event which engulfed the center of the U.S. and is moving east, which pushed the Jet Stream to the extreme south cannot be explained by aggregate CO2 concentrations, but rather the interactions between fluctuations in the solar wind and Earth’s rapidly weakening magnetic field.
A strong solar wind event which pushes on the magnetic field alters the flow of the jet stream bringing strong polar winds farther south than thought possible by the builders of Texas’ energy grid.
In geological and solar system time scales fifty or sixty years of data are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter that it hasn’t been this cold in Texas for a hundred years when the conditions which caused this event occur every few thousand.
You can’t plan for that unless you are looking at the right data with the right sets of eyes.For decades the effects of solar physics on our planet have been suppressed in pursuit of the CO2 narrative enshrined at the heights of our political power structure at a global level. They do this, in my opinion, to further their political power and advance an agenda of control rather than one of freedom and inquiry.
Because of this we’ve diverted trillions in useful capital into critical infrastructure projects which fail when we need them most because their bad information crowded out better information.
It’s pushed back the promise of home power generation for a generation.
This, to me, is real energy freedom.
It looked promising back when I built my house in 2003. It is still just a dream outside of solar. The power companies and local governments will not give up that control, it is the key to their tax collection.
The rallying cry of Joe Biden, when he can read it clearly off the teleprompter, is ‘Trust the Science.’ But science isn’t consensus anymore than chocolate is vanilla. Science in our hyper-politicized world is just that, political.
Because if we listened to the science (SCIENCE!!) we would have given up on Global Warming decades ago.
The history of science is the scientists acting as gatekeepers of the dominant political system. New knowledge which threatens the existing power structure is suppressed, its advocates branded heretics slowing the adoption of new paradigms of thought for generations.
And remember, what we wanted was less pollution. What we got was frozen wind turbines and solar farms in Germany covered in ice.
Even the IPCC will finally add some solar particle forcing data, the kind which pushed the Jet Stream down to freeze Texas, into their data set in 2022. This is the first major step, officially, towards ending this insanity.
Reality is reasserting itself with a vengeance in this space and yet the Biden Administration is full steam ahead with the Green New Deal.
Across the country last November, Americans made their voices heard in regard to the war on drugs. A record five states legalized cannabis in some form. Montana voted to legalize cannabis for those 21 and up, New Jersey, South Dakota — who has since reversed course— and Arizona also approved recreational use. Legal weed started from a trickle in 2012 with Washington and Colorado and has now developed into a landslide with dozens of states legalizing it in some form.
Telling cops to stop kidnapping and caging people for possessing and selling a plant that has never killed anyone, is most certainly a massive step in the direction of freedom. However, many states who have legalized cannabis forget about those who have already been kidnapped and caged for this plant. Hundreds of thousands of people are still rotting in a cages or have criminal records hanging over their heads in states where cannabis has been legalized. This is an egregious injustice and it needs to change.
Luckily, there are those in the political world who see this injustice and are moving to correct it. With the passage of Proposition 207 (the Smart and Safe Arizona Act) on Nov 3rd, Arizona decided to make that move.
However, as is normally the case, when a bad law is reversed, there are always tyrants who will resist and fear monger. After the passage of Prop 207, the head of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety began fear mongering, claiming that cannabis DUIs would go up.
“It’s legal to purchase it, to consume it, but not while driving,” Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said, adding, “We think there will be an increase (in cannabis DUI) all over the state, slowly but surely.”
Fortunately, he appears to be wrong.
According to his own Office of Highway Safety, so far in 2021, Arizona has seen 582 DUI drug arrests. Those numbers are on pace for 4,518 arrests this year, which would be the lowest number of DUI drug arrests since 2014.
These numbers are likely lower given the fact that people can test positive for cannabis, well after the effects have worn off.
“It’s hard, it’s really hard because unlike alcohol, there is no test or no chemical test one can do telling people someone is under the influence of marijuana. All it can show is prior use.” Lawrence Koplow, a former prosecutor turned DUI lawyer said, according to 12 News.
What’s more, many of these DUIs are issued by so-called “Drug Recognition Experts.” As TFTP has reported, stone cold sober drivers in Arizona get DUI’s and have to spend thousands of dollars proving their innocence. The source of the misunderstandings and illegitimate arrests, once again, come from Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), cops with badges and fancy titles who claim they can look at a motorist and on observation alone determine if someone is impaired.
Texas’ infrastructure wasn’t ready for the winter storm that paralyzed the state this week, and it’s unfair that the working people are now forced to pay the price, a local woman who received a shocking power bill told RT.
The pipes in her home burst, and the water was out for four days, but it turned out that it wasn’t the worst thing that happened to Akilah Scott-Amos during the Texan cold snap. While she was lucky enough to suffer only a brief power outage, the $11,000 electricity bill that she received exceeded all her wildest expectations.
The woman was charged that much because she is serviced by a wholesale retailer of electricity. Such an arrangement is attractive when the market is stable – Scott-Amos usually paid around $40 or $50 during this period – but turned out to be disastrous in a time of crisis, for which the state and her electricity company “weren’t prepared.”
“I absolutely can’t afford it,” she said of the enormous bill, insisting that she had been saving as much power as possible during those difficult days.
They unfortunately put this on working and middle-class families. This is going to break a lot of people financially.
After she first told her story to the media, Scott-Amos received messages from numerous Texas families, who found themselves in a similar sorry situation.
It’s gotten to the point when people turn off their power because they can’t afford it.
The woman said that she understood that authorities prioritize help for those who suffered the most. “But the people who did have power [and] were charged 300 times more than market rate so that [companies] could make a profit” shouldn’t be abandoned, she insisted. For now, Scott-Amos and others like her don’t qualify for any government support.
“Price gouging shouldn’t be allowed during this time,” she said, referring to both the cold snap and the Covid-19 pandemic, and urged authorities to intervene, adding that “basic utilities shouldn’t cost thousands.”
Unlike these poor folks home pictured above, I am a Texican hillbilly.
Grew up dripping pipes when the freezing weather came.
Have two wood heaters in our house.
So our water pipes never froze, we did not lose electricity though many in San Antonio & The Occupied Republic of Texas did.
If we had, our water would have still run & we would not have frozen to death.
But most Texicans are not Texican hillbillies who grew up in a poor country home the hard way.
It is a crime what the Scalawag. & yankee Carpetbagger political prostitutes did to the Texican People.
I figure the only way they can make up for it & seek forgiveness for the Texicans they murdered with their yankee carpetbagger blood sucking politics is get the hell out of my Republic of Texas, talking just their a$$es and not their a$$ests with then.
The Ole Pissed the Hell off Texican Hillbilly Dog!
Sometime back in the early sixties—climaxed in 1964 with Barry Goldwater’s efforts—the South with its conservative measure, almost En Masse wanted (and needed) a place to go other than the old Democrat bastion of “Solid South.”
The SS political vector had been in unofficial direction and vogue since the dastardly and corrupt destruction and “reconstruction” of the South; post-War-Between-the-States (the uncivil war). It was a result of the phony Republican party which had never had anything in mind in its creation but a national government to replace the (how ironic) republican one. And most of all, high tariffs were paid by the South for internal improvements in the North. After beginning a war and ravaging the South for its comparable 1776 secession movements, the Republican party, and its political narcissists, bankers and railroad tycoon-thieves kept its boot on the neck of the South. (Yes, the Yankees started the war as they attempted to occupy a Southern fort—Sumpter. It was South Carolina’s fort, not the Union’s.)
In its formation in 1854 the Republican party had aligned itself, to a certain extent, with the abolitionists who were as radical then as the BLM and Antifa movements are today. But the newly formed Republicans had no interest in blacks other than keeping them out of the new territories. The Free-Soil movement was just that: no slaves allowed. Or put another way, no Negroes allowed. And they had no interest in freeing them except to repatriate them to Africa. Lincoln, himself, was a proud member of the American Colonization Society.
Jefferson’s concept for ending slavery was the measure of spreading it out, therefore working to its ultimate dissolution. His famous “fire bell in the night” was a reaction to the Missouri compromise which had all the earmarks of a fear of slave state against non-slave state and an economic war which usually results in a shooting war. And it did—The War for Southern Independence.
The myth of Republicans being the party attempting to end slavery in opposition to Democrats (especially Southern ones) opposing it is now coupled with the War between North and South as a “civil” war.
These lies have come to us in the present and it is this exact kind of truth deficiency that has certain Southerners apologizing for what were Northern deficiencies.
The contemporary rot about “Honest” Abe joining a new party to free the slaves was just that: “rot.” The Republican party was the same then as it is now– money men for money men.
“The Northern onslaught upon slavery (ostensibly led by A Lincoln and the Republicans) was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.” Charles Dickens, 1862
One would have to search hard to find a more liberal mind in the 19th century than Charles Dickens.
But the point to be made contemporarily is that the modern Republican party is as corrupt and state-owned as the Democrats and their government worshipping godless lackeys. Neither of this couplet of chicanery (Demos/Republicans) is worth the backside of a skunk’s firepower.
Both are in the pocket of lobbyists and can be, and often are, bought. The mass abandonment by the Republican Senators and Congressmen on and since January 10th of Donald Trump is demonstrable proof. This is the cloak of the political party system. They both often make a great show of their difference of opinion, though they pretend friendships in the honorable ways of: “…I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” However, they are a political unit of the one-party of Washington’s BUREAU OF LIFE. They are not a dichotomy of political ideals. And these rubes in either party would not defend their own wife or children if a political contribution were in danger. Money first, family second.
“Defend to the death…”? Horse dung.
Flash forward from 1854 into the 20th century. With the Democrats building off of the progressive Woodrow Wilson and the FDR socialist mindset (national governance of the people and their wealth). This mindset was initiated at the beginning of the century by Theodore Roosevelt’s Republican nationalism.
Before you could say “boo,” pushed by Roosevelt Republicans and Wilson Democrats this national government promoted and got an Income Tax Amendment (16th), a national bank (with no assets) –the Federal Reserve– and the virtual elimination of states electing Senators (17th). With the 17thAmendment Now, senators are no more than glorified congressional representatives. Considering the recent Georgia election runoff among the four clowns running, what difference does it make?
In 1964, Barry Goldwater, who had as many enemies within his own party as Donald Trump has, captured the more realistic conservative vote of Republicans, which was really only a small part of the old Taft conservatism. But it also brought along the truest of genuine conservatives, the American South. Not unlike today’s people, though more with a populist scene, the South has rallied to Donald Trump via, unfortunately, the Republican party.
What many conservatives (true ones) have failed to understand is the bandit nature of both Democrats and Republicans. The difference being apropos to the difference in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. The Demos are Sundance, the fast-drawing killer, and the Repubs being the smooth-talking con artists—never heard a lie they couldn’t repeat.
One of the rich ironies is that George Romney was an enemy of Goldwater to at least the extent that Mitt Romney is of Trump. Like father like son, both Romneys have never been either conservative or had much loyalty or backbone. In fact, if they had been women they could have passed for Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.
The conservatives in the South today perhaps have finally come to understand that the Republican party is the kissing kin of the Democratic party. Both Democrats and Republicans are from the seed-borne child of the Washington momma-teat. Momma has produced two bastard children and they both live to soak, not the rich, but everyone else.
The father of political discourse once was the Constitution and its federal composition. But daddy was gunned down a long time ago by two train-robbing thugs.
I don’t know about other true conservatives, but the South needs another home.
Down South, we have an old saying: “You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”
When Aref Jaber went to investigate reports that a group of Israelis were planning to build a settlement outpost on his land near the Kiryat Arab settlement in Hebron, he did not foresee the violence about to come his way.
But the 45-year-old taxi driver was forced to abandon his car – his private car – when he was set upon by what he described as a gang of seven settlers.
By the time Jaber returned, the men had pummeled his car with rocks and stones and smashed the windows.
“Two Israeli soldiers were there watching and didn’t do anything to stop them,” Jaber told The Electronic Intifada.
The attack occurred in early January.
And things soon got worse. Just a week later, settlers blocked the road access to Jaber’s 25,000 square meters of land and uprooted 100 of his olive trees.
That, according to Jaber, was the third time settlers had targeted his land. The fourth happened on 10 February, when they were held at bay by a group of activists until Israeli soldiers turned up, broke up the two groups and declared the whole area a closed military zone.
While that means settlers cannot go there, neither can Jaber. He has, in effect, lost his land because of settler violence.
Jaber is just one of dozens of Palestinians to be targeted – either directly or indirectly – in a monthslong spike in attacks by settlers across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Some incidents have been fatal.
On 10 February, Azzam Amer was killed after being hit by a settler in his car near Salfit, in the West Bank. Israel says it is investigating what Palestinian media reported as a deliberate act.
A similar car ramming incident in August last year saw Eqab Darawsheh, 21, killed south of Tulkarm.
On 5 February, Khaled Nofal, was shot and killed by an Israeli settler near the town of Ras Karkar. The 34-year-old accountant, a father of one, was unarmed.
Most incidents have resulted in injuries or damage to property.
B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, has reported a total confirmed 49 incidents of violence committed by settlers against Palestinians over just one month spanning December and January.
Nine Palestinians were injured in these attacks, including an 11-year-old girl named Hala Mahmoud Al-Qet.
Hala was hospitalized after a gang of settlers on a vandalism spree in the village of Madama, outside Nablus, pelted her with stones on her way home from her uncle’s house.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that of 12 incidents in the period from 5 January to 18 January, eight resulted in physical injuries.
This current round of settler violence against Palestinians began much earlier than December, however.
Al-Haq, a Palestinian rights organization, began recording a spike as far back as July 2020, documenting 68 attacks in the period July to October last year.
It peaked again in December following the death of a young settler, Ahuvia Sandak.