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September 09, 2022
Language Police!
9 Sept 22
 
“Flashmobs” and “Newspeak”
 
“Newspeak” is a term coined by George Orwell in his classic novel, “1984.”
 
Newspeak represents “language rules” designed to force conformance with ideological dictates of “The Party.”
 
It severely restricts vocabulary and is specifically intended to suffocate a person’s ability to think and articulate dangerous “subversive concepts”, such as:
 
1) Personal identity
 
2) Personal creativity
 
3) Individual political and economic freedom.
 
4) Disputation of “The Party’s” infallibility
 
Such concepts are criminalized as “thoughtcrimes”
 
Orwell may have missed the date by forty years (more or less), but in 2022 we’re seeing nearly identical Democrat-promoted “language rules,” now forcibly imposed (on pain of expulsion) upon defenseless students, and upon both public and private employees, at all levels.
 
Case in point:
 
“Flashmobs” and “mostly-peaceful” riots
 
Flashmob robberies are now occurring regularly in both the UK and USA. Retail business are raided, vandalized, and virtually cleaned-out of valuable merchandise by ruthless mobs, as employees are physically attacked when they try to interfere. Destruction and losses are enormous, and many suffer injury.
 
Yet, local police are ordered by leftist Democrat mayors not to respond, because these “mostly-peaceful” riots are officially considered “non-crimes,” no matter how destructive.
 
We can only speculate what other forms of criminal violence, theft, and vandalism will soon be excused, apologized for, and similarly labeled “non-crimes,” so long as those harmed are all small business-owners, entrepreneurs, capitalists, “kulaks,” and others who don’t vote for Democrats.
 
Very Orwellian indeed!
 
So, don’t worry about violent riots. There is no such thing! Thanks to enforced Neo-Marxist Newspeak, they are now “mostly peaceful protests,” and you better not dispute that, if you know what’s good for you!
 
Substitute “Communist” when you see the term, “woke.” Similarly, replace “political correctness” with “tyranny,” and what you read about our civilization will begin to make sense!
 
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?
 
In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words with which to
express it.”
 
From an internal discussion at the “Ministry of Truth” in George Orwell’s 1984
 
PS: JRB tried to create (and empower with virtually limitless authority) his own “Ministry of Truth” at the federal level recently, but received so much push-back, he dropped the idea, at least for now!
 
/John
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September 09, 2022
Even while jogging…!
When precipitously attacked by a VCA(s), you’ll have only seconds to react in some kind of efficacious way that will keep you from being murdered!
7 Sept 22
 
“A superior man, when resting in ‘safety,’ forgets not that peril is ever-present. When in a state of ‘security,’ he forgets not that ruin is only a breath away. When all is ‘’orderly, he forgets not that chaos ever hovers over him.
 
Confucius
 
Even while jogging…!
 
As the recent high-profile kidnapping/murder in Memphis, TN clearly and tragically illustrates:
 
When precipitously attacked by a VCA(s), you’ll have only seconds to react in some kind of efficacious way that will keep you from being murdered!
 
Media pundits are currently agonizing over what one can do to enhance the “de-selection” process, all of which is relevant, yet innocent people are routinely selected for violent criminal victimization for all kinds of reasons (some comprehendible, some not), sometimes for no reason at all!
 
Thus, trying to predict “relative level of danger” for any particular time/place/circumstance is akin to predicting the weather. The difference is that in the former case you’re wagering your very life on the inerrable accuracy of your prediction!
 
And yes, foolish people lose their lives every day while in the process of doing stupid things, and finding themselves in stupid places. And yes, that was their ill-advised choice. However, many others similarly meet their doom while in perfectly reasonable places, and while going about perfectly reasonable activities. They’re just as dead as the fools in the former case!
 
In the later case, they were told, “You’re perfectly safe here!”
 
Never believe it!
 
Accordingly, when I advise to “go armed,” I mean everywhere, and at all times, even while jogging!
 
When your pistol is not in your hand within a few seconds of you being aware of the critical need, it may as well not be there. Many have been murdered when their hand was just a few inches/seconds away from their protective pistol. They didn’t/couldn’t get to it in time!
 
Alertness, awareness, avoidance, prudence, de-selection- all are crucial, no doubt.
 
Yet, when staring death in the face (despite your best efforts at avoidance) you’re going to need a deadly weapon in-hand instantly, in order for you to have much chance of living through it, as we see!
 
Like parachutes and fire-extinguishers, guns are emergency/safety equipment. When you require one, your need will be immediate, critical, and desperate. And, when unprepared, you’ll likely never need one again!
 
“For a change, Lady Luck seems to be smiling on me. Then again, maybe the fickle wench is just lulling me into a false sense of security- while she reaches for a rock!”
 
Timothy Zahn
 
/John
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September 09, 2022
Unity?
Communists seeking to seize and expand their political power (is there any self-respecting Communist who isn’t?) always start by picking-on groups/causes that have, or that can be denigrated to have, unpopularity.
5 Sept 22
 
This is “Unity?”
 
Communists seeking to seize and expand their political power (is there any self-respecting Communist who isn’t?) always start by picking-on groups/causes that have, or that can be denigrated to have, unpopularity, like gun-owners, the “non-vaccinated,” police officers, business-owners (capitalists), private employers, private investors, etc (collectively knows as “kulacks”), deliberately dividing society into mutually-bitter segments.
 
All the above otherwise law-abiding citizens are then cynically described by the left’s media puppets as “threats to society,” as justification for having their property arbitrarily seized, and their rights, freedom, and livelihoods taken away from them.
 
The “provisional wing” of the Democrat political party is ANTIFA.
 
When masked, armed members show-up at events, blatantly threatening everyone there with their openly-carried “assault weapons,” restrictions on such weapons somehow never seem to apply to them, as they would to any of the rest of us. I wonder if ANTIFA devotees and their Democrat apologists/supporters are aware enough to realize that they’ve shamelessly borrowed both tactics and uniforms from Mussolini’s political thugs (fascists) from the 1930s!
 
Meanwhile, energy-starved Europe is facing impending winter months with fuel from Russia cut-off! Many are now nervously heading to the woods with chainsaws, as “freezing in the dark” represents a gloomy fate that is currently more than just conversation!
 
Personal self-sufficiency, independence, and readiness are critical, more so every day, no matter here you live!
 
/John
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