Monthly Archives: July 2016

GOP elites vs. front runner. Been there, done that.

When the candidate started his quest for the White House he wasn’t given much of a chance. After a primary victory or two, people started to take notice but still dismissed the run as destined to fail. After a few more victories the political ruling class realized the candidate might actually win and the attacks began. The charge was led by Governor Romney and he was joined by most of the establishment types. The attacks didn’t work and this outsider snagged the Republican nomination for President of The United States. Donald Trump in 2016? Nope, the year was 1964 and the candidate was Barry Goldwater. The opposition was led by Governor George Romney of Michigan. I guess being a sore loser runs in the family. Goldwater’s rise was born as a response to the liberal policies of JFK that would be continued by Lyndon Johnson. He felt that the people wanted a more conservative approach but the Romney’s and Rockefeller’s wanted to keep the status quo. Sound familiar? The establishment types all turned their backs on the candidate, Nelson Rockefeller went so far as to attack Goldwater at the convention. Sound familiar? There was one noticeable exception, Richard Nixon. The former Vice President stood by Goldwater and campaigned hard for him. The election came and with no party support Goldwater was trounced. Johnson was elected and instituted many liberal policies, the welfare state of “The great society” which we are still dealing with today.  Goldwater was proven right four years later later when the man who stood by him, Richard Nixon, who pounded Romney and Rockefeller in the primaries, won the presidency. The country did want a change and the “Silent Majority” let their voices be heard at the ballot box. Boy were they heard in 1972 when Nixon won 49 states in a landslide victory.

The establishment got their foot back in the door in the wake of the Watergate scandal when Rockefeller was appointed Vice President by Gerald Ford. He was dropped from the ticket in the 1976 re-election campaign in order to appease the next non establishment man looking to wreck the status quo, Ronald Reagan. The elites pulled out all the stops and beat back his primary challenge to the sitting President. History would repeat itself. Ford lost to Jimmy Carter but 4 years later the outsider was elected President and in 1984 Ronald Reagan won 49 states. Sound familiar?

Fast forward to this year, the establishment types, Boehner, Kasich, Bill Kristol, the whole Bush family, apparently haven’t studied history because they are repeating the same mistakes of the past. They just won’t listen to the will of the people. They are so desperate  to hold on to power and wealth, it’s as if they are living in a vacuum. Donald Trump got more primary votes, 14 million, than any Republican candidate in history and increased voter participation by 50%. They think they know better than the American people but they are wrong, just like in 1964 and 1976. In their perfect scenario, Trump will lose the election and things will go back to the way they were. They think the people will forget and the next Republican candidate will be one of the establishment. Paul Ryan, Kasich, or maybe even Jeb Bush or Romney. The people don’t forget, the big wins for the non establishment in 1968 and 1980 prove that. The elites don’t realize that the horse is already out of the barn. They can never go back to an open border policy that gives the Chamber of Commerce an endless stream of cheap labor, terrible trade deals that close our factories in the name of globalism, and endless interventionist wars and nation building. The people won’t stand for it. If Trump does lose, the heir apparent will be someone who shares a lot of his ideas, or someone who has stood by him all along, like Nixon in “68. Maybe Chris Christie, Jeff Sessions or  Mike Pence. Ted Cruz killed his career with that stunt at the convention. You are either with Trump or against him, Cruz tried to have it both ways. He put himself before the country and the party, just like Rockefeller. That damn history again.

The country wants and needs Trump or someone like him and they will get it either this year or in 2020.  “Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them”.  The Republican establishment elites apparently haven’t learned their lessons.

Not insisting on assimilation allowed Paris, Brussels and Nice. It could happen here next.

The terror attacks in France were carried out, not by people from far away lands but by French citizens. The Nice attacker was a Tunisian born French citizen and the Paris attackers came from right in the heart of that city.  The blame for these foxes in the hen-house goes directly to the French government itself. France and Europe as a whole consider themselves sophisticated and very progressive. They believe in the very liberal policy of open borders. Everyone is welcome.  This attitude is the driving force behind Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump here in the US. The problems started when all of the immigrants started arriving, Africans, Arabs and Muslims. The people of France really didn’t want them near their homes so they settled them in ghettos out in the suburbs, away from the “real” French people. They were isolated and left to their own devices.  Now many immigrant groups form communities, the difference here is these Muslims communities aren’t integrating into French society at all. Some of these neighborhoods have become no-go zones and non-Muslims are forbidden from entering, Sharia law rules and young men are recruited by radicals right in the open. Police stay away. These areas aren’t officially sanctioned by the French government but they are tolerated. They are actually called “Zones of Urban Sensitivity”, how nauseatingly  PC. The most radical of these immigrants are second generation which doesn’t make any sense at all. The longer you’re in a new country, the more you should become that country, it’s food, it’s language, culture, etc. With the Muslims it’s the opposite. They want their new homeland to conform to them.

In America, during it’s immigration boom, thousands of people poured through Ellis Island and settled in neighborhoods with their countrymen. These communities were isolated, people didn’t interact with the police and relied on neighborhood elders for protection, guidance and help learning about their new homeland. Sometimes they even fell under the control of organized crime. The difference was all of these immigrants wanted to be American. Grandma stirring the Sunday Gravy might not have learned English but everybody else did out of pride and necessity, there was no “press one for English” back then. They adopted our language, food and culture. Their proudest day was taking the oath, pledging allegiance and becoming American citizens. Each successive generation blended into this melting pot and proved the American dream was alive and well.  The Immigration Act of 1924 all but stopped the influx of new people to our shores to help facilitate assimilation. Through the Great Depression and World War 2 we became one nation under God and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind. The liberal mindset couldn’t deal with all of this success and in 1965 the Hart-Celler act put policies in place that would change the demographic makeup of this country. Spearheaded by liberal stalwart Ted Kennedy, this act called for more immigration from Africa, Asia and Latin America and less from Europe. In the name of fairness we opened the door to uneducated, non-Christian, third world people and look at the mess we have now.

Unfortunately today our own elite progressive politicians are repeating the mistakes of Europe. Immigrants are pouring in, some legal, most illegal, with no desire to assimilate. In the name of diversity and fairness we enable this. You can live here, have kids, send them to school, collect benefits and never have to learn English. If you question this you’re labeled  a bigot, racist or anti-Hispanic. I’m not saying these groups are a terrorism threat, but they do tear at the fabric of this country. For the terrorism threat we have to look no further than our own no-go zones. Islamberg, a Muslim community 150 miles north of New York City, founded by Shiek Gilani a Pakistani cleric. He is the founder of Jamaat Ul-fuqra, the planners of the 1993 World Trade bombing, and linked to shoe bomber Richard Reid. He was to be the interview subject of reporter Daniels Pearl who was kidnapped and beheaded. This town has a mosque, it’s own stores and schools and no outsiders are allowed in. There are at least 35 of these compounds across 22 states. In Dearborn Michigan which has the largest population of Muslims in the US, there are constant clashes between Muslims and the rest of the community usually over the citizens not bending to the Islamist’s beliefs.

America needs to wake up or what is happening in Europe will happen here. These communities are petri-dishes of terrorism and must not be allowed to grow. Fear of being called an islamaphobe should not allow Muslim religious beliefs to supersede the US Constitution. From the beginning people came here to become “American”, it was a way of life unlike anything else in the world. People gladly left their homelands, traditions and culture to be a part of this great country. These radical groups don’t want to conform to our great way of life and principles, they want us to conform to theirs which is rooted in medieval times and perverted religious values. As we can see they have no hesitation in using force to achieve their goals and it’s about time we started fighting back.