EXPOSED!

10 10 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The veil has been lifted; in a fit of passionate disregard the democrats have consciously torn their mask of seeming sensible, rational, and reasonable and replaced that traditional façade with the reality of their true identity.

Utilizing an accusatory letter generalizing a thirty-plus year attempted rape by a seventeen-year-old Brett Kavanaugh coupled with the #metoo movement was the Democrats’ ambush in waiting. This letter was the selected bludgeon used to defeat the nominee’s posting to the highest court of the land. The Democratic members of the Judicial Committee sought to coerce out of the “truth of the matter” a narrative of doubt and disbelieve.

As to the incident of attempted rape, the accuser could not remember the date, the place, nor how she got to or returned home from the place where the assault took place. Her four declared witnesses could not corroborate her story. The FBI’s supplemental investigation found no corroboration to the accuser’s accusation. The nominee emphatically denied the allegation. No matter, nothing would or will satisfy the Democrats. They are steadfast in their narrative of doubt and disbelieve. Their inquisition will continue.

The mob of disgruntled, discontented, peeved, and displeased acted out their fiercely perturbed state ofcognition more as a Robespierrian inclination than Jeffersonian. Yelling, screaming, and demanding when executed in unison  with blocking traffic, stopping egress or ingress, is not an effective channel for sympathetic allegiance, persuasion, or tolerance.  

Nonetheless, the mob is persistent. Hillary Clinton pledges that upon a change of political leadership peace, harmony, and gentile mannerism will once again grace the land of the free and the brave. In other words, barbarians of the Hinterland, get rid of Donald Trump and us progressives will enact and endorse civility.

Tolerance and understanding are words with powerful meaning — however the depth and width of my tolerance for progressive values has significantly abated; in proportion my inclination to understand has eroded to the point of indifference.

The only matter of significance is the next election… Republicans must hold on to their majority!

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IDEOLOGY TRUMP(S) THE RATIONAL & REASONABLE

30 09 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The Judiciary Committee is infiltrated by ten committed members of the “resistance.” The “ten” are veteran politicians sworn to uphold (evidently) their version of the Constitution. They are Machiavellian practitioners that could teach Machiavelli a lesson in amoral behavior. The recent attempt at an ad hoc assassination of Judge Kavanaugh is an example of the diametric of what Americans heretofore have considered ethical, just, and fair.

With the attainment of political power as their goal, the Democrats and sympathizers have audaciously — and with lucid transparency — presented (to the American people) their progressive sociopolitical beliefs. For these Democrats the means employed is irrelevant: the relevance is the result. Lie, distort, misdirect, and deceive the aforementioned are pointed descriptive(s)  of the Democrats’ malicious and righteously dysfunctional behavior.

Every Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee is locked into a symbiosis of self-serving intangibles seeking (but not finding) tangible cause. These senators care less for truth, justice, or fairness and more for thwarting the Kavanaugh nomination. Satisfying the outrageous demands of their party’s lefties while pursuing the most endearing of their ambitions: Regaining congressional majority. Rejecting the conventions of the senatorial process, in other words, tradition, precedence, civility, and procedure is cavalierly annulled as petty-minded encumbrances. Resist, delay, circumvent not just this nominee… these Democrats intent to stop any progress that the Trump administration attempts.

The loss of the 2016 election was a slap in the face for progressive ideals, plain and simple. The effect of the loss was bad enough — but to lose to Donald Trump! has damaged the cognitive dexterity and analytical acuity of the liberal progressives and their leftist kin.

Because of Trump’s election victory and the heretofore insanity of the Democratic response, reason and what was understood as reasonable has lost its traditional meaning. In today’s world fruitful dialogue exists only among ideological bedfellows. The country is split as diametrically as it was in 1861. Hopefully, Fort Sumter is not the beginning of the end for America as a “land of laws, not men”.

On so many critical issues the divide is venomous and acute. In the midst of this booming economy, the Democrats are dissatisfied with the fiscal agenda of President Trump. Their entire mission is dislodgement of his presidency by any means possible. They insist on hating and demeaning. It doesn’t matter at all whether the president is right or if his policies are sensible: They oppose. They create chaos and then charge the administration for chaotic tremors.

Judge Kavanaugh suffered the slings and arrows of scurrilous slander because he was appointed by President Trump. The Democrats hate this president so much, the “how” no longer matters; what matters is usurping this president no matter the “how.”





I AM SPARTACUS!

17 09 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Was this outburst the early signs of dementia? Did Cory Booker lose his cognitive wellbeing? Was he befuddled and confused by the hecklers or the seriousness of the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities?

No! It was Senator Booker’s intent to write, perform, and produce a one-act play, utilizing the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing as his theatrical platform. Booker wrote himself in as the heroic protagonist; vowing to risk his office so to assure that the American people realize a look-see into Booker’s idea of what documents are pertinent and essential.

Of course his script did not disclose that prior to his declaration of “I am Spartacus,” the document in question was, as requested, declassified and importantly, Senator Booker knew of its declassification. Withstanding that gauge of motivational insight, in order for a Senator to be vanquished from the Senate, a 2/3 member vote is required. Such an event is unlikely to be taken against Senator Booker or any of his Senatorial brethren. In other words, his risk of banishment from the Senate was as hollow as his Spartacus moment.

The Senator, like so many politicians, when on camera (or on the set) pursues applause. This Senator of the “Purple Chamber” is a 2020 presidential candidate. Therefore the Senator necessitates distinction from the forthcoming herd of Democratic candidates. Hence, “I am Spartacus.”

Cory Booker has all the noticeable compensations: He is good-looking, well educated, and a black American politician who knows how to advantage opportunity. He is young and brave (saved a woman in 2012 in a burning house.) One would think that he has learned the virtue of political patience. Obviously, his hurriedness to reach the office of the presidency has forced a conflation of the throwaway and pointless i.e. “I amSpartacus” line with Patrick Henry’s, “Give me liberty, or give me death.”

Senator Booker however has no worries his reelection is affirmed.

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation is the issue of concern. And as the recent hearing displayed truth and the factual is openly suppressed in favor of the Democrats’ initiative — withstanding the use of any means scurrilous or extralegal — to delay and eventually defeat his confirmation.

This is the political party that requests congressional dominance in the forthcoming election???





THE CORROSIVE ELEMENT FROM WITHIN

31 08 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Aside from factional infighting and the consistent contesting of variable ideological beliefs, the apathetic vilifying of counterparties laden with askant perspectives and the President’s need to bark loudly, softly cajole, harmonize the North Korean and Russian leaders while encumbering these countries with economically hurtful sanctions.

Then of course there is the left’s “diversity” issue insisting on the absolute diversity of race and gender they enforce a mono-culture that abstains from any conversation contrary to their (tribes’) dogma of intellectual and political righteousness.

However, I think there are positives:

Everyone’s (401k) investment is appreciating. The North Koreans are not igniting rockets over Japan and the Russians have not invaded Ukraine nor the Baltic States. While spending billions in preparation for a future military conflict, China is still negotiating and Iran consumed with spending time and resources on misguided theocratically dedicated visions of Shite dominance has lost all pragmatic sensibility.

So despite our domestic disunity, this nation-state is, for now, just fine.

However, the people of the nation are suffering from bureaucratic overload. The bureaucracy that manages/governs this nation has suppressed this land of laws not men into willful obedience to the rules of deceitful discretion.

In particular the Federal bureaucracy, at will, abrogates, countermands, slow-walks, reshuffles, and misdirects. Over the last century congress had forsaken, limited, and restrained its rightful responsibilities and authority in favor of a nebulous bureaucracy. The agencies and departments created by Congress have grown beyond anyone’s ability to manage, oversee, or contain. The ethos of bureaucratic discernment has stymied Congress’ constitutional obligation to, by oversight, superintend. 

A governing entity within a governing entity is the reality of today’s definition of our nation’s democratic republic.

The Gallian brethren of 3rd century Rome overtly threatened the institutions and persons of the enlightened. Today, in America Gallian-like tribes are a consistent threat to peace and order; however, the coup de grâce is from within. This nation’s bureaucratic Byzantine is an ungovernable tortuous maelstrom, most recently and notoriously highlighted by the DOJ and FBI resistance to Congressional oversight.

Liberal progressives and their Marxist sympathizers have captured the nation’s state-sponsored educational system and have transformed the once self-reliant, individualistically inclined mindset of the existential American into a ready-to-compromise, easy-to-influence cadre of think-alike devotees.

 





ANGST REVEALED

25 08 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

I am “disgusted beyond endurance,” utilizing (Merriam-Webster’s definition of fed-up) when pundits and politicians mimic Little Richards’, “slippin’ and slidin’ peepin’ and hidin’” as the standard response to an inconvenient or difficult question.

Revealingly, political commentators consider the practice of such deceptive behavior as smartly clever, shrewd, even professional; they note that because a person is cunningly deceptive, he or she is therefore a good politician. The acceptance of this silver-tongued behavior fits in snugly with the liberal-progressive belief that the result justifies the means.

Seemingly, all (the talking heads) with an agenda (in other words everyone) are actors. Repeating lines written by others rather than themselves they assertively proffer the prevailing debating point or regress into a politically motivated ideological schema. These actors are the politically inclined playwright’s protagonists. Armed with emotional inflections, pathos if required, and likelihood reflection they dramatize, enunciate, and perform.

Possibly, the probability is — and could be — the key prelude to a newsworthy discussion. It is as if the daily news requires the creativity of a novelist’s prerogative or suffer the effects of featureless boredom. The production cast of a news show includes statecraft wonks, representatives of the formerly empowered and the empowered of whatever. Prompted by the “greater good,” licensed officers of the court, and the pedigreed, all guests, passionately contribute variances of embellishment, misdirection, and factoids in favor of showbiz diversion.

“Influence! How to” is the propagandist prevailing question and the sought-after answers involve the investment of millions of dollars and thousands of working hours. The result of all the dollars and hours is the creation of pleasant, soft to the ear, and comfort to one’s spirit words phrased to uplift. Intermingled between the uplifting are timely placed threats of doomsday for the disbelieving and unreceptive. Recited by the young and the beautiful, the message is augmented by the sage-like appeal of a white-haired good-looker with a pleasant voice. This ‘how to influence’ approach enforces the adage that judgment focuses on the illusion presented — not reality.

As to the topic of Trump, where illusion meets reality — plus emotional inflictions and likelihood reflections dominate 90 % of the Trump coverage. Of course the arch rival of Trump is Trump: He cannot get out of his way. One for sure about our President: he is completely, with no hesitation, transparent.

 





WHAT TO BELIEVE?

14 08 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

It is palpable that the great majority of the populous reads, writes, and comprehends voluminous quantities of information. After all, compared to yesteryear, today’s mediums of dissemination are diverse in source and variable in means. So why the abrupt discrepant of meaningfulness? How can the content of an identical issue result in dissimilar interpretation?

Predetermination! A belief does not require facts, the truth of the matter, or the consideration of evidence to the contrary. A belief only requires the stubborn determination of adherence. All of us homo sapiens, seemingly, secure emotional comfort from our underlying beliefs.

Challenging our tight-fist predetermination with conflicting information respective of the empirical veracity of evidence does not automate a change of one’s predetermination. As a consequence, persuasive discourse, void of deductive logic, regresses into the counter-intuitive dilemma of irrational persistence.

The reasoning of persuasion is to initiate consensus. The presumption of achieving consensus is that such an achievement prompts a willingness to change an opinion or edit a particular predetermination… Well, not necessarily.

Words seldom change opinions or predetermination; however, they do validate existing beliefs. It is events, particularly in our hyper-technological media environment that action enables. Words trail the event. Subsequently, the first words after the event, even if inaccurate, are the most powerful — because these words expose the tone, intent, and more often than not create the ongoing basis of understanding. In this hyper-partisan political environment, like sirens to Ulysses, the tone and intent beckon one to a particular, usually ideological, perspective.  

Facts are subject to analysis, clarification, and explanation, hence versions. Truth is elusive, tenuous, and often indefinable. Nonetheless, one needs to have core beliefs. When speaking of political beliefs, one believes in a limited government or not. In, at all risks therein, individual liberty and freedom — or not. The rule of law, a nation of laws or men, the literal interpretation of the constitution or a continuum of court opinions that counter the meaningfulness of the founders.

Well, I’ve had my say, so now we can all retire to our respective corners…





THE TRUTH OF THE FACTS

3 08 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The assumptive: Journalists/reporters forthrightly inform the public of a post or current account of the newsworthy happening, aftermath, or outcome. Possibly, but not necessarily so, the factoid said to the imprudent and the imprudent agreed. Adding, the factual is not relevant. Relevant, the imprudent accentuated –- are eyeballs trained on our network or newsprint. 

The application of the six W’s: who, why, when, where, what, and how. However, in today’s highly competitive media business, the means has no necessitated relevance to the facts. The guideline for success in the business of news reporting is malleability. Never let the facts abate the story’s sizzle.  Additives, such as stretching liner aspects of the story with hyperbolic insinuations or the theatrics of journalists/reporters demonstrating a clairvoyant forte, and/or media folks experimenting with mindreading psychoanalysis is the norm.

The antecedent paragraph has particular applicability to those espousing a political/ideological perspective. There is no better exhibition of the political/ideological differing as for the daily press conference presided by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The daily press conference is an unscripted highly rated reality show. The questions posed by attendees are 90 % inane — or wholly immaterial. The show’s producer should fire the show’s writers; and the director ought to focus particular attention on the animatronics of the actors posing as journalists.

But of course the press conference is a theatrical audition, a forum wherein questioners seek to provoke a newsworthy response; a place where the prize is “gotcha” questions. Embarrassing Sarah, as the cameras zoom in for the close-up, is a score for the reporter.

Seemingly, the mainstay du jour of the politically motivated liberal progressive is to disallow, limit, usurp, and disrupt. The “du jour” of the socialist activist is to implement their agenda. If the means of such implementation include financially supporting ANTIFA, subverting statutory laws, as well as defiling the laws of the land, the socialist is undeterred.

The resolve of the socialist activists in their persistence of Machiavellian principles is comparable to the tenacity of Mao and Stalin.

But the media, enthralled with Trump, his family, and their indict Trump agenda considers the ANTIFA fanatics “free speech” proponents and Trump their Bête noire.

Regarding the media’s obvious liberal progressive political/ideological bias and malleability of the facts, I consider such an irreconcilable constant. The truth of the matter wrestles with the prejudice of the observer and interpreter. The facts of the matter are a moving target, easing its way around empirical definition to the relativity of contingencies. This quandary has the ancient roots of stoics and sophists.  

Withstanding my objections to the meaningfulness of liberalism, progressivism, and socialism, I do believe their participation in the political discussion is imperative. So those of us that disagree, forbearance is a critical behavioral trait; besides, comparative analysis is logical and deductive.