We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You cannot be too paranoid to understand the scheming behind politics. Powerline:
Now we learn from The Politico that in an internal White House staff memo from 1993 Hillary's staff saw federal coverage of children as a “precursor” to universal coverage. In a memo called “Kids First,” Clinton’s staff laid out backup plans in the event the universal coverage idea failed. According to the Politico, one of the key options was creating a state-run health plan for children who didn’t qualify for Medicaid but were uninsured. Under this approach, said the memo, "health care reform is phased in by population, beginning with children.” In this way, “Kids First is really a precursor to the new system. It is intended to be freestanding and administratively simple, with states given broad flexibility in its design so that it can be easily folded into existing/future program structures.”
>>The difference between now and the WW2 era is the widely disseminated Gramscian influence, or cultural Marxism, that has become mainstream and convinced a sizable portion of the nation that America, capitalism, and even Western Civilization, are the true causes of all the world's ills.
An illuminating example can be found in comparing Hollywood's stance between then and now. Clark Gable vs. George Clooney sums it up nicely.
The only thing that stopped socialism from conquering the world in the 20th century was America's might and her contrasting example of life between the two systems. A Hillary victory will put the country in an irreversible slide towards a socialist state, with the attendant iron clad control over the flow of information and the politically correct revision of history. Already our schools, media, and entertainment industry are fully onboard with the Gramscian message and gnawing away at the foundation of America's original political structure. Every year more brainwashed young people are added to the electorate. On our present course we are doomed.
The Iraq war, and even the war against Islamofacism, are not the ultimate issues. The survival of the American system of individual rights and a check on government power vs. the concentration of power in the hands of elite socialist deciders, who can never match the vast repositories of wisdom found in our evolved culture and in free markets and consequently will inevitably lead us to a totalitarian dystopia, is the real battle.
We are certainly powerful enough to win any global conflict, but not if our own citizens are brainwashed into despising America and traditional American values. We've lost the schools so how long before the majority of the electorate reaches the tipping point of no return?
To believe that it won't matter if Hillary wins is the absolute pinnacle of naive folly.
yep --we're half lost. But there's still a fightin chance at half-lost.
Once it gets 60-40 it'll tip fast to 100% lost --and, unless you think the Gestapo or the Stasi would've someday reformed themselves on their own, then you'll believe that once USA goes, it's all gone forever everywhere.
Goon squads only understand lead slugs behind the ear, however their leaders only understand what they choose to believe that day. Somewhere in this, is a way to back the camel out. Other alternative is start looking at the islands