Monday, May 27, 2019

VDH Nails It

An incredible piece by Victor Davis Hanson that tells the world what has happened to Trump and the vile left in America in their evil coup attempt in clear and distinguishing detail is here.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Brainwashing of a Nation

Extremely potent article by Daniel Greenfield.  The eye-opening concept that the left is not insane, but its proponents have been effectively brainwashed.  This explains a lot of the irrational behavior of leftists.  This is an absolute must-read.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

"Then The Tables Turned"

The latest scintillating and entertaining episode of Joe Dan Gorman's Intellectual Froglegs is here!

Friday, March 8, 2019

AOC is a Fake Congresswoman Run by the "Justice Democrats"

Watch a very scary video here on Moonbattery about the incredibly evil plot by an ultra-radical political group known as the Justice Democrats to take over the US government and install a radical fascist/socialist government.  They have already elected seven Dems to Congress, with plans to elect hundreds more until they can control the Legislative branch and run a candidate for president. The video explains and provides compelling evidence of three issues:

1. AOC did not actually run for Congress, she auditioned for the role.
2. She is a puppet.
3. The people controlling her are very dangerous.

The video by "Mr. Reagan" is a horrifying revelation.


Socialism is the Source of Anti-Semitism

Daniel Greenfield explains why Jew-hate is an inseparable tenet of socialism in this excellent eye-opening article..


Friday, February 22, 2019

Why I'm In Favor Of Reparations

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Yes, I think Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, two Democrat candidates for president who support reparations, are correct.  We need reparations in this country to set things right.  The fact that over 300,000 white Americans sacrificed their lives in the Civil War to end slavery is not enough.

Also, the fact that no other non-African country has ever freely elected a black president or more black elected representatives in their government legislatures is not relevant.  That America has more black millionaires (over 800,000) and black billionaires (a dozen) than any other country in history does not matter.

So America spends more of its GDP on poor black families than any other country, and Americans personally donate more to the poor than any other people on Earth?  That this, the “melting pot” of nationalities, is probably the least racist nation in all of human history?  So what.

We need to hold those responsible for the crime of slavery responsible.  Unfortunately, they are all dead.  But the concept of reparations for past transgressions is a good one, if only those responsible for those transgressions are still here to take the blame.

There have been many American people whose ancestors have suffered under repressive and evil regimes.  My grandparents escaped to America from the horrors of socialism under Communist-controlled Czechoslovakia long after slavery was abolished.

My grandfather told stories of sleeping on a urine-soaked mattress in the hold of a cargo ship on its way to Ellis Island, leaving behind all his family and his livelihood.  He arrived in America with no money or support.

Many others in America share similar stories.  Cubans escaping the socialist regime of Castro’s Cuba.  Chinese running to America to escape the socialism of Sun Yat-sen and Mao Zedong.  Vietnamese leaving everything behind to avoid the clutches of socialist Ho Chi Minh.  Russians emigrating to America from the nightmare of socialists Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin.  Latin Americans from many countries such as Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, still fleeing socialism in caravans by the tens of thousands.

Yes, I’m in favor of reparations for American blacks, to be paid by those responsible for slavery that are still alive.  But only if American socialists pay reparations to the people whose ancestors and relatives have suffered so greatly under their favored form of government.  After all, they are still alive and here to take the blame.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Single-Payer: The Gateway to Socialist Paradise

Free health care for all is not only a no brainer but immoral to dismiss. That was in the email I got from my successful, highly-educated daughter in 2010, just before every Democrat in Congress voted to implement Obamacare , also known as the ironically-named “Affordable Care Act”.   

They also simultaneously voted to exempt themselves from the “benefits” of Obamacare, and instead bravely shouldered the burdens of maintaining their own privately-run luxury healthcare program. 

Now it appears that almost all Democrats in Congress, at least among their leadership, favor implementing a “single-payer” (i.e., government owned and operated) healthcare system.  For you, of course, not for them.  

Do you seriously believe that Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or any of the other Dem single-payer advocates have any intention of giving up their Cadillac private healthcare to go on single-payer themselves?

As in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others.  One set of laws are for those who are ruled, and another for the rulers.

But they really, really believe that a socialized government-
run healthcare system is for your own good.  The fact that it dramatically expands the government and their political power has nothing to do with it.  And the ignorant and gullible “free healthcare is a no brainer” crowd swallows it whole.

The latest Dem tactic is to call it “Medicare for All”.  This is intentionally misleading.  Whatever it is called, the result is the same.  The entire supply chain of medical services, from drugs and medical devices, to doctors, nurses, and hospitals all come under the complete control of the government.

When you only have one buyer (i.e., “single-payer”), everyone in the chain is forced to become their providers, work for them and do their bidding.  It can be no other way.

In the new healthcare supply chain, we give up our role as “customer” to the government.  Instead, as patients we become only the “end product”.

The communist constitution of the old USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) promised the people free healthcare, free education, and a right to affordable housing, to achieve equality and “social justice”.  Instead, the government bankrupted the country’s economy and impoverished the people.  The truly horrifying realization here is that this may be the platform of the Democrat party in 2020.

In Oleg Atbashian’s great book, Hotel USSR, he describes the horrors and insanity of life in a socialist system. 
…my stomach problems kept sending me back to the hospital every few months, without anyone bothering to explain why, or how to make it stop.  The state covered the expenses, but at some point I wished I could see a paid private doctor who would give me his full attention instead of the lab rat treatment.  Then I realized that even if private doctors existed in our country, most people including me and my parents would have no money to pay them.  Why did our working people end up so poor?  Because the state had taken all their money to pay for their free substandard healthcare, whether they liked it or not.  This was the invisible trap in which we all lived.

The reality is that getting anything for “free” from your government requires giving up your income, liberty, and individual freedoms in exchange for a rationed, poor quality product. 

According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a single-payer system as proposed by Sen. Sanders would double our national debt, adding almost $19 trillion to our already unsustainable debt burden.  They estimate that the debt would rise to 154% of US GDP (instead of a projected 86%) by 2026.

This means that our government-issued healthcare (aka “Medicare for All” or “Berniecare”), would soon become unsustainable as well.  Aside from bankrupting the country and impoverishing the people, healthcare would become a carefully rationed commodity.  Our lives would be placed in the merciful hands of unaccountable government bureaucrats to decide our fate.

Government agencies run by such people couldn’t be abused, could they?  They would never think of delaying or withholding necessary healthcare from people who have unacceptably deplorable political opinions or wear MAGA hats, would they?  Of course, some might believe that those racists and Nazis should get what they deserve.

And then, there are those protected classes that cannot be denied access to health services under any circumstances, such as illegal immigrants, transsexuals, and women wanting abortions.  That leaves the scraps for the rest of us to fight over.

Eventually the inevitable need must arise for the much-derided concept of “death panels”.  With rationing, it is essential that decisions are made over how much care people are entitled to.  Those who contribute the least to the state are also the ones who require the most expensive healthcare. 

If you are chronically ill or in the last years of your life, will the government decide you are on the wrong side of a cost/benefit ratio?  It appears that some officials in NY and VA are currently willing to consider “post-birth” abortions of unwanted babies.  Is that not a “death panel” function?

A six-month-old Gallup survey showed that socialism was viewed favorably by 57% of Democrats and 16% of Republicans.  That’s enough of a majority to swing elections and affect the direction of the country.  Apparently, the lessons of the failures of socialism and socialized medicine throughout the world have not been learned.

In 2009 under Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan healthcare system was touted as a breakthrough in “participatory democracy”.  In the fawning words of

The right to health care is guaranteed in the Venezuelan Constitution, which was written and ratified by the people in 1999.  Through implementing a state-funded social program called Barrio Adentro, or inside the barrio, free comprehensive health care is available to all Venezuelans. Beginning in June 2003 through a trade pact with Cuba, Venezuela began to bring Cuban doctors, medical technology, and medications into rural and urban communities free of charge in exchange for low-cost oil. The 1.5 million dollar per year program expanded to provide a broad network of small neighborhood clinics, larger regional clinics, and hospitals which aim to serve the entire Venezuelan population. …Chavez has referred to this new health care system as the "democratization of health care" stating that "health care has become a fundamental social right and the state will assume the principal role in the construction of a participatory system for national public health."

As of a year ago, February 2018, NPR reported:

The entire Venezuelan health care system is on the verge of collapse, says Francisco Valencia, head of the public health advocacy group Codevida. Some hospitals lack electricity, and more than 13,000 doctors have left Venezuela in the past four years in search of better opportunities.

"They don't give food to the patients in the hospital," Valencia tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd. "They don't have the proper medical supplies to take care of the people who go to the emergency [room] like gloves, like every basic thing they need for an emergency."
It only took nine years for this socialized healthcare system to go from riches to rags.  It could be credibly argued that it was the fault of the failing economy in Venezuela.  But do we want to have our access to life-or-death medical treatment dependent on the relative health of the US economy?
History has shown that giving up individual freedoms and ceding power to government is a fatally-flawed idea.  Sometimes the true motives of our political betters are revealed.  In 2012, the Democratic National Convention released a video featuring the meme, “Government is the only thing we all belong to”.
Thank you, no.

Andrew Thomas