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Thursday, December 31, 2015

What Part Of 'Fundamental Transformation Of America' Did You Not Understand?

While the Obama family vacations in Hawaii on their latest multi-million dollar weeks-long getaway, news is out that the White House is pushing forward with a number of executive orders that will circumvent Congress, ignore Federal Court Orders and violate federal law.

Stories just from the past 24 hours show that the administration will go on its own and enact gun control and new immigration laws with the stroke of a pen:

Obama Set To Unveil New Gun Laws By Executive Order (Photo Getty)

The administration's planned single-handed legalization of millions of illegal immigrants is in violation of Federal Court orders:

Obama Executive Order to Give Work Permits to Foreigners
Everyone is expecting that the final year of this disaster will be the worst yet as the lame duck simply does anything he wants with the full consent (and full funding) of Congress and the establishment GOP's pledge that there is nothing Obama could do that would make them do their Constitutional duty and impeach him. Nothing. A solemn pledge from the Republican establishment that he is free to do anything he wants.

But I got this question on my Facebook page (which can be found here) from a listener:

"How can so many on the left not care, Sean? I'm amazed that so many so called intelligent people are so dumb."
I wanted to share my answer because I think that a lot of people are still in denial about who Obama is and who his supporters are. Here is my answer:

Sean Harshey They want what he's doing. Just like him, they hate this country and everything it stands for. It's "unfair" and it's "racist" and it's "bigoted" and paternalistic and [insert any liberal tantrum smear]. They hate it. They're Marxists. Godless collectivists who've spent their lives railing against the American family, education, business, industry, the Church, the government, the economy, the military...everything. It's all unfair to them and they want it all torn down so they can reconstruct it into the collectivist utopia that they just know it can be. If only the peasants will get in line. You'll notice, though, that marxists inevitably resort to physical force after their promises prove to be lies. The Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall, the Soviet purges, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge purges...ultimately, marxism leads to forced submission of the people. Supposedly for their own good. The Founders of the United States based the new nation and the Constitution on the principles of freedom, self-sufficiency, limited government. All of these are the opposite of marxism and freedom. Obama and his disciples are deconstructing America. What follows? My guess is balkanization.
Sure, you can find Obama supporters who like him simply because he's black. Or simply because he seems sincere in wanting to give lots of nice free stuff to people who need it. Or some people who just think that it's not possible that someone in such a position wants to destroy every foundation of this country and rebuild it into what he thinks it should be.

But, at the end of the day, he is doing exactly what he said he intended to do right before the 2008 election.

He has fundamentally transformed the United States of America. For all but the Marxist political elite, it's not for the better. And his greatest transformation will be during his last year in office.

We are at the dawn of a New Amerika.

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Not 'Changing' the Institutions, It's Destroying the Institutions

This is a transcript of the Harsh Reality podcast It's Not 'Changing' the Institutions, It's Destroying the Institutions which can be found on iTunes or on Soundcloud here.

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Harsh Reality. I'm Sean Harshey and we've got a great episode for you today.

First, though, for my radio listeners I'll be joining Tony Katz at 9:30 on Wednesday, December 16th on 93WIBC, which is at 93.1 FM for those of you in the Indianapolis area or on 93WIBC.com or your favorite streaming radio app. Also, I'll be sitting in as guest for Tony on December 22nd from 6am to 10am and again on Christmas Eve morning from 6am to 10am. I'll also be filling in for the Chicks on the Right and Abdul at Large on 93WIBC over the next few weeks. Don't forget, if you'd like to see a transcript of today's podcast, you can get that and the links I've mentioned over at the blog, which can be found at seanharshey.blogspot.com. Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter. My handle is @seanharshey. You can also find me on Facebook.

On with the show!

With the loudest and most obnoxious college students taking over American universities around the country and making vague demands of the liberal administrators who bow and prostrate themselves before the ringleaders like pathetic cuckolds, there are a lot of examples from which to choose to discuss the latest example of the tail wagging the dog in the backward world we live in.
Campus Protesters Scream Obscenities at Visiting Disabled Students
Student protesters have a lot of demands these days. Most all of them are vague and so imprecise that it would be impossible to tell if they had ever been complied with. One would just have to wait to see if any protesters showed up to scream at you, shut down a campus building or demand leaders resign from office in order to know if you had complied with their demands or not. Most of the demands have to do with feelings of the individual students. For example, the wealthy black activist student at the University of Missouri who claimed that he had never felt "safe" at the university in his entire seven years on that campus. Or the protesters who claim they don't feel "included", in spite of full access to classes, campus amenities and organizations (in addition to dedicated black student organizations), black studies opportunities, full access to athletic and academic activities, affirmative action promotions, racial set-asides for students and faculty, minority scholarships, the de facto stifling of free speech for non-black students and faculty through campus speech codes, etc. There doesn't seem to be anything that anyone can do to satisfy these protesters because they, like the Occupy Wall Street crowd a few years ago, is just generally mad at the world and has a tremendously difficult time actually articulating what exactly they want.

Like spoiled children throwing a tantrum and embarrassing their parents, they just want to make as big a scene as possible in order to get what they want. And the targets of their tantrum are more than happy to give them whatever they want to just stop the outburst. But even a little kid screaming on the floor of the department store has a specific toy or candy bar in mind as the price for his return to civilized behavior. These campus protesters, though. can't even muster the maturity of a toddler to even be able to say what it is that they are demanding as their price for acting like adults.

Take, for example, the student protesters at Lebanon Valley College in the news item linked above. The protesters claim their obscenity-laced tirades in the school cafeteria that terrified visiting disabled students and their parents was for the following purpose:
"LVC student protesters said the college must address “institutional injustices,” which they claim have long affected minorities, women, the disabled, LGBTQ students, and more.
“We are here to stop the marginalization by changing the institution,” student Cara Breslin said.
Tamara Baldwin, president of LVC’s Black Student Union, said her group hopes to “level the playing field, for all marginalized people on campus,” to “make sure their voices are heard and that all the things they are lacking on campus are acknowledged.”
Huh? The irony is obviously lost on these students as they claim that their voices are not heard while simultaneously standing on furniture and screaming into a bullhorn in such a manner that potential students and their parents are forced to flee the area and, one can safely presume, never return to that university. Their voices are being heard so well that they are driving students away.

Sadly, the least vague demand made by this sad sack group with the giant attitudes is to change the name of the university's Lynch Hall, which they claim terrifies the black students because the word "lynch" reminds them of the activity from generations past. Never mind that it's named after an actual person with that name. Or the irony of the fact that President Obama's newly-appointed Attorney General is a black female named Lynch who's made it her personal mission to use the power of the federal government to control Americans' speech for the empowerment of minorities. That's just an unfortunate coincidence of timing for these poor students.

But the thing that really strikes me is that the protesters demand that they be allowed to set the agenda at the schools. That they determine who the faculty will be. That they get to say how they will be taught and what they will be taught. They will decide who the president of the university will be and how he does his job. Notwithstanding that these students have no experience doing any of these things and whether or not they are able to even control their own lives. They're kids. With little to no experience in life. But they demand to run a university. In a sane world, if someone felt very strongly about how something should be run, they would work hard, excel, achieve and put themselves in a position to lead the institution in which they'd like to see changed. They would be referred to as a "reformer".

What's missing with these campus protests, and protests elsewhere, is for an adult to speak honestly to them instead of coddling them. Instead of trying to figure out what needs to be done to satisfy them, someone needs to tell them honestly that nothing in life is free. That, if they want to be in charge, then they need to do the work to put themselves in a position to be in charge. I know it'll be tough. It's never easy when a child is throwing a tantrum. But it gets exponentially more difficult when you take the easy way out and try to appease the tantrum-throwers. You have to tell the little toddler terror "You can't have that candy". And these university administrators need to tell the student tantrum-throwers "You're disrupting the learning process and you'll be removed from school if you continue." And then follow through.

For some reason we've come to the crazy conclusion that shutting down a university or making learning impossible for all the other students is somehow "free speech" that has to be honored. It's not. It's chaos.

And, as students demand access to institutions and then demand changes to those institutions because they don't like what they find there, they cease to exist as the institutions that these leftists demanded admission to in the first place.

We're having this play out in the military right now. Feminists demanding that women be permitted to join the military. Then demanded more access to positions. Finally demanding combat jobs. Which is fine, but there's been no shortage of complaining that men who fight wars and do dangerous combat jobs tend to have a lot of testosterone and tell bawdy jokes and get pretty rough with one another. The feminists insist that women are just as tough as men, so they should be allowed in. But feminists are then horrified at what they find and demand that the military change to suit their tender feelings. A few years ago, there was a military-wide stand-down and everything that could possibly be considered sexual harassment was to be rooted out and removed. Every room in every building on every military installation in America was searched and anything that a lady might not like was removed. Whether or not any women worked there or had ever been there. I was tasked with making the inspections on a certain part of the base where I was working on active duty. I was forced to remove a calendar from a toolbox in the heavy equipment motor pool that had a NASCAR race car and a pretty girl wearing a firesuit (completely covered from her neck down), with the only thing showing being her face and hair. She was wearing boots, gloves and holding a helmet. I didn't want to take it down, but the powers that be told me that it didn't matter what was showing. That it was clearly objectifying women and would not be tolerated. So, you see, there's a disconnect. Are women just as rough and tough as men? Or are they fainting daisies who are so delicate that even the potential sight of a fully-covered woman will cause them PTSD and be fearful of violence? Meanwhile, morale in the motor pool is as low as the oil in the drain pans.

Same goes with the cleansing of university mascots, symbols, logos, statues, traditions, etc. When people demand to be admitted to a university and then complain that they don't like the flags they see and the statues on campus and the names on the buildings and the materials being taught, and demand that it all be changed to their liking...then it's no longer the university it was. It's destroyed. But, just as with the student protesters, the angry students are seeking the easy way out. Instead of founding her own institution with all of the classes and faculty and symbols and mascots that they want and demonstrating excellence in a way that they think best, they are essentially hijacking historic institutions and appropriating their campus and name, but destroying what had been the school.

It's not "changing" these institutions. It's destroying them.

And, like everything else in our upside-down culture, the inmates are allowed to run the asylum.

Don't forget, I'll be joining Tony Katz at 9:30 on Wednesday, December 16th on 93WIBC, which is at 93.1 FM for those of you in the Indianapolis area or on 93WIBC.com or your favorite streaming radio app. Also, I'll be sitting in as guest for Tony on December 22nd from 6am to 10am and again on Christmas Eve morning from 6am to 10am. I'll also be filling in for the Chicks on the Right and Abdul at Large on 93WIBC over the next few weeks. Don't forget, if you'd like to see a transcript of today's podcast, you can get that and the links I've mentioned over at the blog, which can be found at seanharshey.blogspot.com. Also, feel free to flow me on Twitter. My handle is @seanharshey. You can also find me on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! I'm Sean Harshey, and this is the Harsh Reality.

Darth Vader is Racist. Wait...I Thought He Was a Powerful Black Man.

From the Everything And Everyone Is a Racist file comes this gem.

Zany commentator and liberal professor Melissa Harris-Perry claimed yesterday on her MSNBC cable show that (thankfully) nobody watches that Darth Vader is racist. For those of you not familiar with the Star Wars movies, Darth Vader is a fictional character played by a white guy. Several white actors over the years, actually. But her reasoning is this:

“Yeah, like, the part where (Vader) was totally a black guy whose name basically was James Earl Jones, who, and we were all, but while he was black, he was terrible and bad and awful and used to cut off white men’s hands, and didn’t, you know, actually claim his son. But as soon as he claims his son and goes over to the good, he takes off his mask and he is white. Yes, I have many, many feelings about that, but I will try to put them over here.”
You can watch the train wreck here:

Basically, she says a villain isn't allowed to wear black clothes because that's saying that black men are evil. Which, if a villain is evil, then I'd presume that he'd want to do dastardly things like call people names. But commonsense doesn't really play much of a part in discussions with leftists who are professionals at being offended by everything.

Here's the story at Townhall.com, but you can find it at most news outlets:

But if you're going to take the color of someone's costume as being their race, then it seems like Darth Vader is a great representative for blacks. He's strong. He's in charge. He a powerful leader. He has thousands or even millions of white guys (Stormtroopers, which again...if she's saying that the color of costume denotes what race they represent. She didn't say what race Boba Fett represents with his green costume) following his every direction and doing his bidding. And there's no question that Mr. Vader is the central character in the entire Star Wars franchise. He's not even a bad villain in the end. He ends up grabbing the Emperor (an old white man who's REALLY evil) and killing him to save the planet or save the empire or whatever.

Ms. Harris-Perry doesn't do a very good job of making sense. But she does a great job of demonstrating that the left can never be made happy. Race hustlers can never be given enough. That no amount of concessions will satisfy them. As soon as whatever they're complaining about today is addressed, they'll simply move the goal posts and complain even louder about the next made-up crisis they dream up. The good thing to come out of these peeks into their insanity is that more and more people are realizing that our friends on the left with all their crazy demands like this aren't interested in a rational discussion or civil discourse. They're just perpetual victims. Roaming the galaxy looking for something else to be offended about and victimized by.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ted Cruz is Showing Rand Paul and the Rest of the GOP Field How to Compete.

In the 2016 Republican primary race there's been no shortage of drama and hand-wringing. This time more than usual because Donald Trump is defying gravity and seems immune to the normal candidacy killers. So far, he's also been immune to media criticism.

But I'm fascinated most of all by something else. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was a strong candidate from the outset and has been gearing up for this 2016 run for years. He's primed. His organization appears to be outstanding. His supporters are fanatical, just as his father's were. And he's avoided any blunders that prompt on-the-fence supporters to hop over to a different candidate and the media to start the drumbeat that a candidacy is over. But he's dropped like a rock in the polls. The latest polls has him floundering down at the bottom of the field at 2.2%, between John Kasich & Carly Fiorina (who's also taken a massive dive in this race). So, what's going on?

The problem comes when Paul, Fiorina and other GOP candidates and their supporters lock arms with Hillary, Obama, Harry Reid and the big media to have a meltdown at the GOP frontrunner. Right now, that's Trump. When they do this, they're not giving anyone any reason to vote FOR them and they sound exactly like the liberals that the conservative base is trying to get rid of. Which is exactly why Cruz has steadily climbed through the field. He's stayed laser-focused on why people should vote for him and refuses to badmouth the current front-runner (and not alienate that guy's voters). He's staying positive, putting his best foot forward, focusing on beating Hillary to avoid another 4 or 8 years of collectivist, alinski-esqe national nightmare and setting himself up very nicely for when Trump's support fades (to move into the top spot) or to position himself to work with Trump if he turns out to be the next Commander in Chief. And one can't argue with the numbers. Cruz has steadily climbed through the field and looks like a contender. He's also not been reduced to hissy fits about how stupid everyone is who's voting for someone else. Fiorina has taken the same path with the same results. The more she bashes Trump (and sounds just like Obama & Hillary) the more her support fades away.

I have a lot of friends and listeners who are huge Rand Paul fans. I've always liked Paul and I think he'd make a terrific president. But he and his supporters seem to be obsessed with bashing Trump and mocking his supporters. For the life of me I can't understand what compels them to continue down this path. The results of their tantrums are steady and predictable and right in front of their eyes in black and white poll numbers. And yet, they don't seem to be able to help themselves. And now Paul has tumbled like a rock almost completely out of this race. Cruz (and Carson, to a large extent) are showing how to stay competitive. Joining in with Obama & Hillary to bash Republicans is not the way to win over the Republican base.

I'm not a political professional, but I know what I see. Just a non-partisan commentator's observations.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Links for Tonight's Show on 93WIBC.

Here are links for topics we're going to talk about on tonight's program. Join us! 4p-7p on 93.1FM in Indianapolis, 93WIBC.com or check us out on your favorite radio streaming app!

Study says men eat more when women are around.

Black Friday rioting

University cancels classes over online debate about a mascot
THIS is the only "gun" that was turned in. Yes, it's a BB gun.
University provides counseling to students traumatized by seeing a sticker on a kid's laptop.
Ivy League university student claims she's been traumatized by reading about white people  in her studies.

H.S. student banned by Superintendent from cheerleading for expressing an opinion on her private social media about local election.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Front Row Seats for Our Own Destruction

Some thoughts on the controversy of American Governors publicly refusing to allow the settlement of Syrian refugees in their states:

It seems to me to be grandstanding. Because it seems too little, too late. I'm a very practical man. And I'm also firmly rooted in reality. I try to view things from a rational point of view instead of an emotional one. The reality is that Muslims are pouring into the U.S. and Europe from several different Middle-Eastern nations. But Syria is being singled out. I'm not sure how much terrorism in America is committed by Syrians. But it seems odd to me to refuse to take them now. Not that I'm in favor of them continuing to come here. But it seems that limiting Muslim immigration to just Syrians doesn't really guarantee anything.

Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. One of the wealthiest nations on Earth that's not at war. Another two were from the United Arab Emirates (another fabulously wealthy nation at peace) and another was from Egypt, which is a U.S. ally. They all entered the United States legally, lived here among us peacefully while they prepared to kill as many as possible in the most spectacular terrorist attack in human history. Different nations, but one religion.

The Tsarnaev brothers immigrated to America as muslim refugee children with their parents. They were taken in as refugees, enjoyed the safety and protection of the United States, helped themselves to government assistance including welfare and food stamps and student loans and grants to go to college. All the while, the brothers planned to wage jihad against innocent civilians. They detonated a homemade bomb at the Boston Marathon, killing and injuring spectators and athletes. A different nation yet again, but the same religion.

Muhammad Youssef Abdul-Azeez also immigrated to America as a child with his parents. He was born in Kuwait - arguably the wealthiest nation on Earth. His parents were Palestinians. He was welcomed in and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen. On July 16th, 2015 he initiated a terrorist attack against U.S. military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor.

Nidal Hassan is the child of Palestinian immigrants to America. He joined the U.S. Army and took advantage of the U.S. military's "Gun Free Zone" policy on bases to murder 13 unarmed U.S. soldiers who were in the hospital and injure another 39. 

Hasna Aitboulahcen was the child of Moroccan immigrants to France. Her friends and neighbors described her as helpful and peaceful. A completely Westernized happy Muslim who liked to wear cowboy hats. They all expressed shock when they learned that she was a terrorist and helped carry out the bloody attacks in Paris on November 13th, 2015. She idolized the Charlie Hebdo terrorist murderers and professed her support for ISIS. When she was tracked down by police she screamed at officers and detonated her suicide vest blowing herself up and collapsing part of the building she was cornered in. Again, different country but the same religion.

In Kentucky, federal law enforcement arrested two Iraqi "refugees" on terrorism charges after they tried to purchase machine guns and other heavy weaponry to kill Americans. Both were al Qaeda members who'd killed Americans in Iraq.

Hassan was actually a natural-born American citizen and Aitboulahcan was a natural-born French citizen. But none of that mattered. They seethed with hatred for their own birthplace and the people who took in their parents. Many nations. Different statuses. Immigrants, students, natural-born, naturalized...one religion. One final result.

So Indiana Governor Mike Pence and 20-some other state governors' refusal to take in Syrian refugees seems oddly specific to me. My initial reaction was "why have you been allowing them up to now?" Another question is the ultimate effectiveness of keeping them from settling in Indiana. Other places in the U.S. are welcoming as many Syrians as will come. Once they're in the U.S., what's to keep them from coming to one of the states where they were initially denied? Nothing. Finally, I'm not sure what good it does to limit one's objection to just Syrian refugees. The terror attacks have come from Muslims of all nationalities and backgrounds.

Like insisting that one particular sub-species of piranha not be dropped into your corner of the swimming pool while allowing every other species to be dumped in by the truckload. And the offending species is being freely released in other parts of the pool. If the goal is to keep your citizens from being attacked, such weak demands - no matter how strenuously made - will ultimately have no effect on their safety. It just seems like pointless grandstanding.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gay Rights Agenda: Lucy Van Pelt Holding the Football For America's Charlie Brown

This is a transcript of the November 9th, 2015 episode of the Harsh Reality podcast. You can listen to it here.

Have you ever heard the phrase "enough is enough"? Or maybe some variant of it?

I always think "enough is never enough" whenever I hear the latest demand of the gay rights jihad being screamed to get the jihadists their next fix. Just like Lucy holding the football for poor Charlie Brown, the end result is always the same. And they'll say anything they need to say in order to get us all to go along with their promise that this time it'll be different. The promise, of course, is that [insert latest demand] is all they want. And you're being paranoid and ridiculous if you think that we would ever try to [whatever next step in the agenda is].

And then they pull the football away. Again. And the cycle repeats as they start with the next demand.

All I can do is shake my head at the latest demand in the never-ending saga of gay demands.

As you are no doubt aware, last week the City of Houston's proposed transgender (nee: men dressing as women and demanding to be treated as a woman) rights ordinance suffered a huge defeat at the ballot box. Not even close. A landslide. Of common sense. In a nutshell, the lesbian mayor of Houston decided that any bathroom in the city was for anyone, no matter their gender or intentions. She famously attacked city churches who opposed her by issuing subpoenas for their sermons, notes, books, papers, etc. Just as in the Proposition 8 fiasco in California a few years ago where marriage was defined by voters in the state Constitution as between one man & one woman, the polls showed overwhelming support for the gay position on the matter, but when it came time to vote in the privacy of the voting booth, traditional values won overwhelming victories. I could write an entire book on the psychology and sociology behind this phenomenon. Suffice it to say that political correctness has most everyone scared to say anything except what the liberals in media, academia, etc. tell us is the approved opinion.

You might remember that Proposition 8 was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. But how did it get there? Gays tried to get married, but couldn't. So they sued, claiming that their rights were being violated. They kept filing suit until a sympathetic California state court ruled in their favor. That was appealed up. The California Supreme Court agreed that it was unconstitutional under the state Constitution to not issue licenses for gays to marry each other. Notwithstanding that they had exactly the same rights as everyone else. They just didn't like their choices and sued to add additional choices that they found more to their taste. But I digress. In response to the California Supreme Court finding that gay marriage was a right under the state's Constitution, opponents filed to add a Constitutional Amendment to the ballot that would once and for all define marriage. This was necessary because there was nothing in the Constitution stating otherwise, but the state Supreme Court had invented the right by their own "interpretation". The measure was deemed Proposition 8 and seemed to have zero chance of passing in ultra-liberal California. To the shock of everyone in media and leftist politics, Prop 8 passed and officially amended the California Constitution. Settling the matter once and for all, one would think. But, just like Lucy with the football, there's always another level. Gay advocates then sued the state of California in a friendly federal court claiming that their federal Constitutional rights were being violated by the California Constitution. That case worked its way through the courts and the U.S. Supreme Court famously struck down that part of the California Constitution, finding that there was a previously unknown right of every American to "marry" a person of the same sex.

This pattern of never stopping, never giving up, never going away, never letting a defeat - no matter how crushing - in a courtroom, at the ballot box or in public opinion, ever deter from the immediate goal or pushing onward for the next goal has become the hallmark of the gay movement. And of most liberal causes, actually. In Houston, for example, the mayor and her gay allies are asking the NFL to boycott the city of Houston and move Super Bowl LI in 2017 to another city in solidarity with gays. The NFL said no.

I've been thinking about this because an acquaintance is participating in a Houston-style push for mentally ill men to have access to little girls' bathrooms in Indiana by amending the Indiana civil rights laws to include transgendered people. Basically, what this law will do is force businesses to let men hang out in whatever bathroom they want based on what gender they feel like they are that day. Anyone who says "no", will be violating the civil rights of the confused person. Here's a campaign ad by the Houston residents opposed to this nonsense:

My friend, in his push to let men join girls in the toilets, tried to stamp out any discussion of the civil rights law he's proposing being used to force churches to perform gay marriages. He claims that the proposed language specifically exempts churches from the law.

But I'm sure we're all familiar with these exemptions in other areas. Remember your local smoking bans? They exempted open-air spaces like stadiums and parks. They also exempted bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, private clubs and casinos. Seatbelt laws were originally never to be enforced in trucks (to get past the resistance of farmers) or as a primary infraction to stop motorists (to get past the objections of civil libertarians). Gun control advocates exempted private sales and other forms of firearm purchases in order to get their laws passed, but now call those exemptions loopholes and blame them for the failure of their laws to do what they promised. But little by little, every single one of those exemptions have been re-labeled as "loopholes" and been closed one by one. Until we find ourselves strangled by laws that could never have been passed without those exemptions. The unspoken rule is that they'll forego those "exemptions" now, but come back later and close them up as "loopholes" in the law that the citizens are abusing.

Another habit of the left is the never-ending promise that this demand is all they want. And that suggestions of the next logical step in the process is ludicrous and that nobody would ever suggest such a thing. It's called incrementalism. It's when you get just a tiny concession, but then build on that concession with other small steps in order to reach some ultimate goal that could never be obtained all at once. It's always derided as the logical fallacy of the slippery slope. But I don't know how it can be a fallacy in the world of American liberal politics because it always actually occurs.

Let's take a look back at how this matter with the gay rights agenda has progressed.

In 1991 I was in law school and the big debate was over the relatively recent case of Bowers v. Hardwick and whether the Supreme Court should overturn state laws criminalizing homosexual conduct. The liberals in class all howled that gays didn't want anything from anybody and just wanted to behave in private however they wanted. They ridiculed those who argued that states would be able to make whatever laws they want or that, if someone wanted a Constitutional right to engage in homosexual acts, that they should amend the Constitution to include such a right. I specifically recall my liberal classmates arguing that "nobody was going to be gay in public" or wanted anything from anyone except to be left alone. Shortly thereafter, the Vermont civil union matter arose and states objected that full faith and credit was going to force states to recognize gay marriage.

That caused the federal Defense of Marriage Act that liberals all lined up to sign into law in order to placate conservatives as a bunch of illiterate hillbillies who were too stupid to understand that gays were not asking - and would never ask - for gay marriage and that such an unthinkable idea would never even be suggested, much less forced on any state that didn't want it. Liberals all laughed about how stupid it was to even suggest that states' individual choices needed protecting from something that was never going to happen.

About that same time, President Clinton pushed Don't Ask Don't Tell for military service, saying that gays just wanted to be left alone and had no desire to be out of the closet. They just didn't want to be investigated, only left alone to their own private lives. Promises were made that any idea that homosexuality would be decriminalized was just uneducated and irrational conservatives being paranoid and having no idea of the simple, private peace that gays wanted.

Then with the gay marriage push, there was the dismissive condescension that gays getting married would have no impact whatsoever on anyone else's life and that these marriages should be nobody else's business. Immediately, though, the lawsuits, regulatory fines and boycotts began going after bakeries, photographers, pizza shops, Chik-fil-A and anyone else who didn't tow the gay mafia line.

So, you'll forgive me for being unconvinced by liberal claims that their latest jihad will have no effect on other things in our community or culture. It will. It always does. Every single time. And no matter what you say, government force is the opposite of freedom. Advocating forcing citizens to do something makes you an enemy of freedom. No matter how you label it.

You may choose to believe Lucy's promises that she won't pull away the football this time, but you'll forgive me for not being fooled anymore and refusing to try to kick it with you. And I can't promise that I won't say "I told ya so" while you lie flat on your back and liberals convince you to get up and come and try to kick it again.

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Free Idea for Donald Trump for His Appearance on SNL

By now, you might've seen the news item that an illegal alien advocacy group has promised $5,000 to anyone who yells "Trump is a racist!" during his appearance on Saturday Night Live. I've got a great idea for Trump and everyone in the studio audience. First, though, here's the offer:
“NBC’s refusal to drop Trump has put us in the position of dropping $5,000 of cold hard cash to anyone who will yell out ‘Trump is a racist’ during the live broadcast of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ said Santiago Cejudo, an organizer for the Deport Racism PAC, on Wednesday.
 “We’re hoping the $5,000 will help people on set or in the studio audience find the bravery to speak out loudly and help focus the national conversation on that we need to deport racism, not people,” he added.
Here's the story at TheHill.com:

If I was ‪Trump‬, I'd organize the entire studio audience and all of the SNL cast and camera crew and writers and everyone to come on camera and have everyone all say "Trump is a racist" together at the same time. Do a split screen so you can see the entire audience, the crew, everyone in the booth all holding up their end of the bargain. It would be important to take down everyone's name, then send a demand for everyone to get their $5,000.

It's an easy way that Trump can put $5,000 in every single person's pocket in the entire studio! If this group doesn't pay every last person who participates - including Trump - then Trump can bankroll a lawsuit on behalf of everyone for breach of contract.

I would love to see this group pay Donald Trump $5,000 for taking them up on their offer.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Whatever Happened to MYOB? Social Justice Warriors Destroying American Culture

Transcript of November 4th, 2015 Harsh Reality podcast. You can listen to it here.

Do you remember being a kid and being told to MYOB? That is, "mind your own business"?

It was a foundation of American culture. Along the lines of "Don't be a tattletale", "Keep your hands to yourself", "Treat others the way you would have them treat you", "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" and maybe 100 other informal social rules that permeated American culture. Ingrained and often repeated to the point that good citizens would recognize and disprove of someone who violated these cultural boundaries.

Notice the common denominator in all these rules? It's respect for individuals. Respect for their personal property. Respect of their personal opinions. Respect of their physical person. Respect for the larger community to not drag them in to your personal drama. Do what you want, but mind you own business and leave other people to theirs. Especially when they're not asking for your opinion.

Whatever happened to that?

There's this thing out there called being a social justice warrior. "SJW" for short. These people are the opposite of everything described above. Your business is their personal business. Everything you do in life is for them to judge and either approve or disapprove. There is nothing off limits to them. What you do in your bedroom, what you eat, how you raise your children, how you vote, what you drive, where you work and what funny pictures you share with your friends on social media are all their personal business. At least, they think it is. And they act accordingly. For lack of a better illustration, it's the stiflingly fascist politically correct culture that's infected American campuses for the past few decades, only it's on steroids and wandered off the campus and into the streets, businesses and neighborhoods of America. You've no doubt seen it. And maybe even experienced it.

Here are some examples of how it goes:

"I've never been to South Carolina and I'm not black and I have zero personal connection in any way to the Confederate battle flag, BUT I'M OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF PEOPLE IN THAT STATE AND DEMAND YOU TAKE DOWN THAT FLAG!";




"I don't hunt and I've never been to Africa, BUT I'M OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF (????lions????) AND DEMAND THAT HUNTERS BE PROSECUTED FOR KILLING ANIMALS!"


Remember the Chik-fil-A "controversy"? The (now deceased) octogenarian founder of the restaurant chain merely mentioned his personal belief in traditional marriage in his church bulletin, or some such. But that was more than enough to set off the explosion of outrage and boycotts. His personal opinion was not tolerated. His family's business was attacked. His employees nationwide were subjected to hate-filled rants and threats. Former Obama Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel banned Chik-fil-A from Chicago.

Notice the theme? Sure, there's the moral superiority element. But America could just laugh this off except these idiots have managed to get the muscle of the government behind them. Whether it's lawsuits in our courts or regulatory harassment by government agencies or actual laws passed by their liberal politicians at whatever level. The common denominator in all this is that the leftist, liberal, socialist point of view is the "correct" or approved opinion and any other points of view are slowly being made illegal. The enforcement mechanisms are through the government. The storm troopers are the social justice warriors who roam through social media, the hallways at work and school and through our neighborhoods looking for something to be offended about.

And they come in all several varieties. The feminist variety is one of the more virulent strains. There's the racial antagonist who throws around accusations of "racist" at anyone he disagrees with about anything or is just personally offended by. And this works for several racial identity groups. That Gutierrez guy in Congress is an example of a hispanic SJW. Or "clock boy"'s dad. Anyone who wants to be a famous and gets on TV calling everyone racist is an example of a SJW. But there's also the angry gay crowd, animal rights people, environmental activists. Pretty much anyone who's angry and accusing people of being something-"ist".

This is a sickness. Unimportant little people who make themselves feel important by using the government and courts to bully everyone else into living their lives the way the social justice warrior thinks they should. I want to start a trend. Everyone should mind their own business. In everything.

And it's having a tremendous impact on American culture. I always like to reach back into history and find examples of where people have done the same or similar things in the past and how that turned out. There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun. But I'm not able to come up with anything like this at any time in human history. This idea that everything is now everyone's collective business. I simply can't come up with an example of this having happened before. The Stasi?  The KGB? Big Brother in George Orwell's "1984"? 

But those were all a fascist oppression of the population. In modern America the population is judging, bullying and suing each other into conformity. It's a strange phenomenon.

I suppose the East German Stasi is probably the closest thing to the SJW phenomenon, even though it's not a perfect analogy. Here's a link to the wikipedia article about it. It was evil. The population living in a constant state of paranoia because East Germans never knew when it would be their turn to be hauled away for words or thoughts or actions that were unapproved.

But whereas the Stasi operated in secret SJWs have been emboldened to publicly attack anyone who expresses an incorrect opinion or behaves in a manner unapproved by whomever they see as their authority. It's exploded out of control over the past few years. Corresponding with the election of a man who is, effectively, their god. A man who encourages his minions to attack anyone who deviates from the approved conformity. Once their target is selected, all that is necessary is for them to come up with a way that there is somehow a "victim" of the target's thoughts, words or actions, and then go on the attack ostensibly defending that "victim". Whether their alleged victim wants their help or is even a victim at all. And this holds true even though the thought or words or action may have absolutely nothing to do with them, they assert their moral authority to judge and condemn their target simply based on their moral superiority. It's out of control.

Author, lecturer and columnist James Howard Kunstler has the best article I've ever read on this phenomenon here: http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/good-little-maoists/ He writes:
"There is no American Mao, but there are millions of good little Maoists all over America bent on persecuting anyone who departs from a party line that now dominates the bubble of campus life. It’s a weird home-grown mixture of Puritan witch-hunting, racial paranoia, and sexual hysteria, and it comes loaded with a lexicon of jargon — “micro-aggression,” “trigger warnings,” “speech codes,” etc — designed to enforce uniformity in thinking, and to punish departures from it.

...[C]ampus life is preoccupied with handwringing over the hurt feelings of every imaginable ethnic and sexual group and just as earnestly with the suppression of ideological trespassers who don’t go along with the program of exorcisms. A comprehensive history of this unfortunate campaign has yet to be written, but by the time it is, higher education may lie in ruins. It is already burdened and beset by the unintended consequences of the financial racketeering so pervasive across American life these days. But in promoting the official suppression of ideas, it is really committing intellectual suicide, disgracing its mission to civilized life."
Even the very concept of MYOB seems to have vanished from American culture. 

So, where does it go from here? You can't reason with these people because they're irrational and they don't want to hear anything you have to say. No explanation, no defense. They just want you to take their beating because the whole point of what they're doing is to make an example of you for anyone else who might have a different opinion from them.

Arguing with them is pointless, because you are necessarily letting them set the agenda. Not smart. Best bet is to stay away from them. Block them on social media. Don't politely listen to their tirades. And, whatever you do, do not introduce this infection into your place of business or social group. People with an inability to MYOB are like an infectious disease and the SJW stain will cheerfully destroy lives, careers, businesses and friendships.

I want to start a trend. Of everyone minding their own business. Re-introducing that formerly great American cultural character trait of not sticking our noses in other peoples' business. Maybe if enough people practice this and it becomes normal again, combined with the refusal to even give the social justice warriors an audience about their disapproval of us or anyone else, maybe be can vaccinate enough people to effectively end this disease.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Familiar Pattern, But the White House Only Sees One Side

This week we've all been treated to several videos of violent behavior in schools. But the Civil Rights division of Obama's Department of Justice only felt compelled to get involved in one of the situations. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the videos all in the same place.

Before we review the videos, I'd like to remind you that any time there's a police encounter where a young black person is shot to death, the Jacksons, Sharptons and their local wannabes all exclaim that the police shouldn't have killed him. They should've just wounded him. If the gentle giant is wounded, they say that he should've been tased or something besides a gun should've been used. If a taser is used they complain that they didn't need to taze him and should've just physically restrained him. And if they don't use a gun or a taser or anything else and just get them to comply with their hands then they just generally complain about police brutality. At no point is there even any suggestion that the folks finding themselves fighting with police have some responsibility for the unfortunate results they end up with.

In our first video, an African-American high school student has gotten into a disagreement with her African-American teacher and refuses to leave her classroom of what appears to be most or all African-American classmates. There appear to be no white people - police or otherwise - involved in this altercation at all. After refusing orders to leave the classroom and having hijacked the learning environment, the African-American teacher is forced to call the office and request police come to the classroom and remove the student. Here's the video that has 2 different views of the incident:

I only mention the race of the student, teacher and classmates because the federal Department of Justice has opened an investigation against the officer for violating the girl's civil rights. The suggestion being that the officer took the actions he did only because of the girl's race.

The officer has also been fired by the Richland County Sheriff's Department after the DOJ opened their civil rights investigation.

There's no word from the outraged crowd on exactly what the officer, teacher, principal or anyone else should have done. Just that he shouldn't have done what he did.

Within a day or so, the next situation erupted. A high school principal was body slammed trying to restrain an out-of-control student during a fight. Here's that one:

Here we have a school official being physically brutalized by a student, but federal authorities have made no mention of getting involved.

Finally, today we had another similar situation at a different public high school. Only this time, several police officers were beaten by students in a massive fight. Here's that video:

These situations all happened at public schools in completely different areas of the U.S. within a few days. All show fights in a school. There were no weapons or even non-lethal force used in any of these situations. All show people being forcibly taken to the ground. But the President's political enforcers are only interested in one of the events.

I'm a firm believer in local control of local matters and local resolution of local problems. Whether it's teachers, principals and school boards controlling their own classrooms and curriculum or local officials deciding how communities are zoned or policed or governed. The reason is that the lower the level of authority the more those authorities understand the circumstances, the more input ordinary citizens have in the process and the selection of leaders, the more personally invested the leaders are in the well-being of their neighbors and community and the easier it is for the citizens to remove local officials who do things of which the community disapproves.

When federal authorities come in from thousands of miles away and dictate to a community how to handle local incidents, there is no accountability to those most affected by their dictates. The authorities don't have to personally live with any of the consequences of their mandates and there is no real recourse for the community to address bad decisions with some faceless federal bureaucrat like they do with a local official such as a Mayor, town council member, Sheriff, etc.

It's all made worse when the federal bureaucrats' concern is clearly one-sided.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once Again, Ted Cruz Quickly & Concisely Cuts to the Heart of the Matter

Look for a blog post later today with my thoughts on the 3rd GOP Presidential debate last night. In the meantime, I wanted to share this gem from the debate in case you missed it.

Big media's influence has fallen like a rock over the past 30 years as it's become nothing more than the unofficial propaganda wing of the Democrat party. Of course, they blame alternative media for their downfall, but those very things they blame were created to meet the demand for news and information that was something other than the exact, same leftist talking points repeated as dogma on every single outlet. But that's a discussion for another time.

Here's Ted Cruz doing one of the things he's so good at:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Being Non-Muslim is the New Cigarette Smoker

First, a HUGE thank you to all of you who tuned in to the show last night on 93WIBC in Indy. I had a blast, as always, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the messages on social media. I look forward to doing it again! I'll be sure to let you know here.

I touched on a topic last night on the show that I considered to be in the "wacky news items" category. But, upon further review...is it?

Here's the story: The World Health Organization reported this week that pork products such as bacon, ham and pork chops are as big a risk of causing cancer as smoking cigarettes. We all know that's absurd, but we can brush it off to the UN and the WHO being loonier than most international bureaucracies, right?

But this comes on the heels of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons fiasco this month when they announced that all pork products were being banned from being served to federal prisoners. The Bureau of Prisons said of the pork ban "Prisoners just don't like the taste of pork", nobody likes bacon or pork chops. Needless to say, that stupidity blew up in their faces and it became obvious that the federal government was instituting a religious agenda - imposing muslim sharia law on federal inmates - the Bureau of Prisons backed down a week later and put ham sandwiches and pork chops back on the menu.

Previously the State of Ohio prison system banned pork products after being sued by a Muslim death row inmate. Non-Muslim inmates then sued, complaining that it amounted to an establishment of religion for the state prisons to force all inmates to eat Sharia-compliant meals. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, siding with the Muslim inmates and ruling that it was not an establishment of religion for the state to force all prisoners to comply with Islamic dietary requirements.

All of this follows numerous demands by Muslim groups in the U.S. and Europe that pork be banned in schools, prisons and in public restaurants wherever Muslims might eat because it would be against their religion to eat any food from those kitchens. They frame it as a violation of their religious  freedom by authorities and "institutional racism".

So, here's the order of events:

I don't ever buy into conspiracies, but there seems to be an unmistakable pattern here. Demands for accommodations for their religion, such as their refusal to remove head coverings for government photo IDs and the wearing of beards and turbans in the U.S. military (Before you email me, I understand that these articles include the Sikh faith in these examples. I know the difference. But just like the Jewish prisoners off-handedly referenced in the prison articles, the Sikhs are clearly thrown in the mix as cover for the common denominator in all these stories. Don't email me about that.) have moved on now to the imposition of Islamic law on non-muslims. Muslims demand all school meals be Islam-compliant in New York Public Schools, San Diego and elsewhere.

You might recall from an earlier article that my buddy Slats Grobnik got all bent out of shape when I shared the story on social media of the Muslim refugee in Munich who complained that Oktoberfest violated Islamic religious beliefs and should be banned. The man claiming to represent Muslims started a petition on change.org demanding it be banned based on the flagrant consumption of alcoholic beverages and that German women's dirndls showed more than skin than was permitted in his religion. Ol' Slats got very angry with me and accused me of spreading misinformation because the complaint was "only made by one Muslim", notwithstanding the fact that he claimed to represent Muslims, nobody from the Muslim community disagreed with him and about 300 people signed his petition to ban Oktoberfest. While Mr. Grobnik is a good guy, he went on quite a rampage posting stuff mocking conservatives and showing his moral superiority to the ignorant masses who post things on social media before checking to see if they are true. Slats is an example of a lot of Americans who simply don't want to believe what's right in front of their eyes and who's political good wishes makes him blind to reality and antagonistic to anyone who points out simple facts. Incidentally, he also can't wait to import as many middle-eastern refugees as possible and calls people selfish who suggest that importing hundreds of thousands of Tsarnaev Brothers jihadists into America is probably not good for the long-term security of American citizens. But that's a discussion for another time.

I don't know what the next step in this forced religious compliance saga will be, but I know it's not over. And it's all made more strange in the midst of what is unquestionably the de-Christianization of the United States. One would think that those two seemingly opposite goals of American leftists would leave them with a nagging sense of irony. But they appear to not even notice.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Links for October 23rd, 2015 Show on 93WIBC Indianapolis

For those of you who want to read more about the topics on tonight's show, here are the links to the stories:

A mayoral candidate says he's going to make sure more Indianapolis kids sign up for the 21st Century Scholars program. Here's a link to the facts on that program:

But how can any government official get people to do something for themselves if they don't have the initiative to even sign up for free money for college? And can he make them study? Can he make them apply to college? These are parents' and student's responsibilities.

Here's a link to a story by an ER doctor about the screwed up priorities of so many patients that he sees:

Expensive nails, tattoos, bling, expensive phones...but many can't even be bothered to take any responsibility for themselves.

Hillary's testimony on Capitol Hill is mercifully over. As if anyone thought she was going to admit to every doing anything wrong. She testified that it's better to assess intelligence if you don't know the source. I'm not making this up. Here's Bloomberg's story on it:

This woman cannot be the Commander in Chief.

Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohamed has announced that he and his family are moving from the intolerably racist America to the middle-east. Here's the Washington Post story on it from today:

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, kid. Who wants to bet he eventually comes back to the U.S. to live?

In a kinda, sorta related story, the World Health Organization is reporting that a number of common foods have a higher cancer-causing risk than smoking cigarettes.

Anybody else notice that all these foods just happen to be pork products that muslims are clamoring to be removed from schools, prisons, public places, etc.?

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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Fix is In, They Don't Care Who Americans Want.

Great podcast today that ties together some stories that might not seem like they go together. The American political system has transformed from Democrats vs. Republicans to The Establishment vs. America. Here's a link to the podcast:

Link to the Harsh Reality podcast "The Fix is In, What You Want Really Doesn't Matter
The Washington establishment has corrupted both parties and they've pre-selected the winners. The "election" cycle and all the media and voting that go along with it is just for show in order to make people feel like they have a say in the process. We don't.

Americans are growing increasingly agitated with the direction of the country, persistent problems that politicians promise to fix but end up worse, etc. Barack Obama was elected in a historic win in 2008 on promises of closing Gitmo, bringing peace to the middle-east, restoring respect for America in the world, giving everyone better healthcare that was more affordable than ever and fixing the U.S. economy. He's actually done the opposite of all those things. And while he was in the process of wrecking an already damaged America, voters sent historic waves of Republicans to Capitol Hill to stop him in his tracks before he could do any more. They promised to stop him, but once they were installed in power they not only didn't stop him, they enabled him to continue and then turned around on the voters who elected them and joined Obama and the Democrats in heaping insults and blaming them for problems in Washington.

Americans are seeing that our votes and what we think about anything the Washington establishment is doing to us really doesn't matter.

On the GOP side of the aisle, the supporters of any candidate except Jeb Bush and the establishment back-up candidates (Rubio, Christie, Kasich) are finding out that the game is rigged. Trump? Carson? Cruz? Fiorina? Nope. The candidate is already picked and the media is assisting the establishment with the take-down of the unapproved candidates.

Busted! CNN Uses Jeb Bush Plant Against Trump to Frame Narrative
On the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders is doing well with the Democrat base and has raised a lot of money. But Sanders voters don't yet realize that their votes don't matter. Their donations don't matter. What they want doesn't matter. The party has pre-selected Hillary as the nominee. All these primaries and debates are just to make voters feel like they have a choice. We don't.

Democrat National Committee Member Says Party Already Selected Hillary to Win Primary
Nobody even knows who the other three guys on stage are. And when Bernie Sanders began sticking up for Hillary and confronted her massive legal problems for her, I knew the fix was in. Her supposed political opponent picked up Hillary's political scandal and angrily tried to diffuse it for her. Jim Webb commented later that he didn't even know why he was on the stage. And Sanders' supporters later complained that CNN was removing their comments to make way for all the pro-Hillary comments on their website.

Jim Webb and the supporters of Bernie Sanders don't yet realize they're just for show. It's just to make it look like there's a choice. Just like in the GOP, there isn't.

All this leads to the recent Chapman University poll that shows that Americans' biggest fear isn't unemployment, illness, global warming or crime. It's government corruption.

Poll: Americans' #1 fear is Government Corruption
When leaders do the opposite of what they say they will do and then angrily blame the people who elected them for the resulting problems, we have a system that has gone off the rails. We all see it. And the fix is in for the 2016 election. The Washington establishment, of whom the Clinton family and the Bush family are royalty, is annoyed at the refusal of Americans to continue to go along with their rigged game. Donald Trump and the supporters of Bernie Sanders are screwing up the process because they don't know their place at the feet of the Washington elite. Bernie knows his place. He's been a Washington insider for decades. Time will tell how the establishment of both parties manages to get a leash on the wayward children in their party who don't know what's best for them.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Meanwhile in America, We Train Our Boys to Be Little Girls

We've all seen the stories of ISIS children as young as 7 or 8 getting to behead their first Christian on a video for YouTube. And we've all seen the videos of Russian and Chinese school children working on their marksmanship skills or practice and proficiency with stripping and assembling their weapons. AK-47s, usually.

Here's just one of many videos of Russian kids at one of the hundreds of state-sponsored Patriotic Camps learning military basics, being physically and spiritually fit, being patriotic and working as a team:

A commenter mentioned that this is very similar to what the Boy Scouts of America used to be like before being sued into irrelevance by atheists and homosexual activists. Marksmanship, horsemanship, teamwork, patriotism, physical and spiritual fitness. Check, check and check.

In the middle-east today, we see a story of ISIS training 6 year old future jihadists by firing AK-47s into the ground around them while they maneuver an obstacle course:

Muslim child jihadist promises to cut off the head of U.S. President Barack Obama
Meanwhile, in America, we're teaching children to be terrified of guns. To the point where 2nd graders are thrown out of school for biting a Pop-Tart into a gun shape at the lunch table, kicked out of school for wearing an NRA t-shirt or a "fallen warriors" shirt honoring U.S. military members killed defending our freedom. American football is under constant attack for being too aggressive, teaching "unhealthy masculinity" and possibly not being good for their little noggins.

As masculinity is stripped away, a creepy old man who wants everyone to pretend he's a pretty young girl is honored as a hero above all other Americans for being the most "courageous".

There has never been a time in human history where peace was the result of cooperative understanding between nations who loved and understood each other. Peace has only resulted from the aggressive use of force. And, to my knowledge, there has never been a nation until now that has volunteered to be submissive to other nations in the hopes that enemies will be overwhelmed by compassion. The United States and Western Europe are in the process of this disastrous experiment. The results are exactly as one might expect.

The question is how far down this rabbit hole our nation can go before the consequences are irreversible. The video of the Russian patriotic clubs is striking, even against American professional military recruiting advertisements.

Notice in the brand new commercials for the U.S. Army the words "defend", "fight" or "win" is specifically not part of the equation. The job of the U.S. Army is portrayed as helping with forest fires, helping people in natural disasters, providing humanitarian relief to those in need and giving job training to a multicultural and gender diverse force of soldiers to face "challenges" by using science and computers and adapting to changes.

Notice there's no mention of defending America or American ideals? In fact, in the one video the final selling point is that your ultimate bragging right will be that you "made a difference in the world". Coincidence that it sounds a lot like the new U.S. Navy recruiting theme of "A Global Force for Good"?

Compare these videos with those of the Russian kids' clubs and the ISIS training videos. They're unashamed about defending their ideals and their homelands. Preparing to physically fight their nation's enemies. Spiritual and physical strength and preparedness. Combat is the centerpiece of their effort. I'm not implying that the U.S. military is unable to fight and win. It's a large organization with a long culture and tradition and the vast majority of American soldiers have the American Warrior mentality. It's not subject to the quick and changing whims of political expediency. But there is an unmistakable shift in focus by leadership that's apparent. These videos are the recruiting tools of the U.S. Army. Like any advertiser, they are putting their best foot forward. They're putting on display what they are most proud of for the purpose of appealing to the recruits with those ideals. Civilian leadership's preferences for a kinder, gentler force that promises our enemies that "We're just here to help. We don't mean anyone any harm." is reflected in these recruiting ads.

America and Western Europe have a different focus than the rest of the world. While we emasculate and feminize our boys and men and reassure the rest of the world that we're harmless and want to help and cooperate with everyone, the rest of the world is toughening up to defend what's theirs.

Stand by to see how this experiment works out. Not good so far.