Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I Miss The 1960's Funny Pages

 Starting about the age of ten, I used to love to read the Sunday newspaper funny pages. At that time, in the 1960’s, every comic strip strongly expressed conservative values. I guess that influence, along with my very conservative parents, factored in the development of my political thinking.

Today, I have a collection of cartoon artists’ works hanging in my den.

I have an original self-portrait of Rube Goldberg. His name is synonymous with insane, overly-complicated systems that accomplish nothing worthwhile. For example, Obamacare. A Rube Goldberg contraption if there ever was one. Some other amazing examples are here on Youtube.

One of my favorites is a daily comic strip from George Herriman’s Krazy Kat in 1940. The ongoing Krazy Kat saga was about a female cat who loves a mouse who continually punishes her by throwing bricks at her head. The more he hurts her, the more she loves him. I was so fascinated by the underlying themes and Herriman’s surreal imagery that I wrote a college thesis on it. I think Krazy is an archetypal Democrat.

Another favorite on my wall is a daily strip from Walt Kelly’s Pogo, whose characters resided in the Okefenokee Swamp (which I thought was a fictitious place until I moved to Florida). “We have met the enemy and he is us”, is Pogo’s iconic phrase, so apropos today. My favorite character was LBJ doing a cameo as a masked man with the rear end of a horse, known as “The Loan Arranger”. That cracked me up. Even back then at my tender age I realized he was the most criminally corrupt president America had ever endured, pre-Barry Soetoro Obama of course.

Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie was a dark vision of America threatened by insidious domestic communist forces. Now we see Gray’s vision coming to life. If only we had Daddy Warbucks’ bodyguards, Punjab and the mysterious Asp, who disposed of deadly communists quickly and quietly.

But the pièce de résistance is the huge Sunday comic hanging by my desk. I look at it all the time, but I didn’t make the connection with modern-day events until recently. It is a Li’l Abner by Al Capp. I remember seeing this particular comic when it was published in a Sunday newspaper on October 23, 1967.

The background on this cartoon is that two characters, Lonesome Polecat and his sidekick, cro-magnon man Hairless Joe produce a powerful brew called Kickapoo Joy Juice. Drinking it can cause paralysis, among other nasty side effects.

Polecat reads that the Science Park is commissioning a million dollar statue of two cave men fighting over a woman. He gets Hairless Joe, a woman, and another cro-magnon type to drink the Kickapoo Joy Juice and freezes them in position to look like the statue. He then sells it to the Science Park for a hundred dollars.

Before the unveiling, a gang of Antifa/BLM-type youths vandalize the statue with red paint, saying if they’re caught they will claim to be “underprivileged” so everyone will “blame society”.

Unfortunately for them, the red paint soaks up the Kickapoo Joy Juice and the statue comes back to life. They are beaten to a pulp by Hairless Joe and his cohort, and put on display in place of the statue. The crowd gathered to see the statue cheers, and one man in the crowd yells, “Every city should have a monument like that!”

Over fifty years later and nothing has changed, except that there aren’t enough Hairless Joes on our side to protect statues, businesses and citizens from “underprivileged” youths and grownups.


 

Monday, August 31, 2020

In Defense Of Cold-Blooded Murder

 First let me say that I am not advocating for the crime of murder. I am sardonically criticizing the logic of author Vicky Osterweil’s new book, In Defense of Looting.

In an interview with NPR, she says of looting: “You're mass shoplifting. Most stores are insured; it's just hurting insurance companies on some level. It's just money. It's just property. It's not actually hurting any people.”

Nobody gets hurt. At least, nobody "Ms." (tranny) Osterweil cares about. Like the shop owners with no insurance because they can’t afford it. And shop owners whose insurance rates skyrocket or have their coverage dropped because of the increased risk. How about the law-abiding residents of the community, who now have lost their stores and restaurants as well as their jobs when the owners move away and don’t rebuild.

But no looters are harmed, unless they are cut by broken glass when they step through a shattered store window while carrying an armful of Gucci purses. It’s just grassroots-level wealth redistribution from the rich to the poor, per the logic of leftists. But it is the honest middle class and poor who end up suffering the most.

I also suppose Ms. Osterweil doesn’t consider the death of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn to be of consequence, even though he was killed defending a friend’s store from looters during the George Floyd riots. It was cold-blooded murder, but the left and their media downplayed it because a criminal killing a black cop does not support The Cause.

The Cause is radical collectivist revolution, where free-market capitalism is destroyed, along with our American heritage, our Constitution, and Judeo-Christian culture and religion. There is no Utopia there, and never will be. The radical leaders will never be satisfied, or reach a state of equilibrium. Demands on their subjects will be ever-increasingly burdensome, irrational and endless.

There are no principles or ethics that supersede The Cause. The law does not supersede it. Like the concept of Islamic “taqiyya”, lying in support of The Cause is no sin, but rather it is encouraged. Everything and everyone else is expendable and dangerous if they threaten The Cause, and must be eliminated.

As the saying goes, “The issue is not the issue. The issue is the revolution.” For the left, everything is political, and politics is war. Power and control are the spoils. They are a formidable enemy to the America we cherish and those of us who defend it.

Unfortunately, it is now obvious we have a divided country. Nothing is going to put it back together again. The left is too far radicalized, a fate they imposed on themselves. This radical faction has taken over the Democrat party, the news media, the education systems, and even the major global corporations. One side must completely defeat the other and relegate them to a state of irrelevance.

Right now, the left is actively fighting this war. They are using every trick and advantage at their disposal. They intend to win by any means necessary. In that environment, anything can be defended and rationalized.

The leaders of the revolution do not care about equality. Racism is only a tool for The Cause to be used as a weapon for power when needed. Leftist black leaders are elevated to sainthood status, above criticism despite any past criminal or ethical misdeeds.

Conservative black leaders on the other hand, like those who spoke at the Republican National Convention, i.e., US Senator Tim Scott, football star Herschel Walker, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, are reviled and smeared by the left with the most vile racist epithets imaginable.

If the left truly believed in racial justice and equality, would they allow this treatment of black conservatives without loudly denouncing it? But no objection has been made, and none is likely forthcoming.

The leaders of the revolution do not care about sexism. It’s just another arrow in the leftist quiver to shoot into the heart of their latest enemy. Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh felt the relentless onslaught of charges of sexism from the leftist mob, with no credible witnesses to support them.

Yet when a very believable witness comes forward with credible charges of serious sexual assault against Joe Biden, suddenly the #BelieveAllWomen / #MeToo crowd goes crickets. Women’s Rights groups order radio silence. Kamala Harris said she believed her. Now as the Vice Presidential candidate, she does not.

BLM rioters staged a mock murder of a policeman by running over an innocent raccoon twice, and then beat it to death with baseball bats. So far we have heard no statement of protest from PETA.

Something tells me that if the left determined that killing every animal on Earth would bring The Cause into reality, PETA would be handing out the baseball bats.

Climate change environmentalism and the Green New Deal are false fronts for the righteous revolutionary Cause. If they thought they could achieve it by destroying the environment, they would erect their own dirty smokestacks and coal plants.

BLM openly calls for the murder of cops. Nancy Pelosi calls Trump supporters “enemies of the state”. Five days later, Trump supporter Jay Bishop is shot and killed in cold blood during a Trump rally in Portland. The protesters cheer and celebrate his murder. The leftist mainstream media covers it up by calling it a “clash”.

What it all ultimately comes down to is that the left will justify and defend anything necessary to achieve its ultimate goal, including rioting, looting and even cold-blooded murder.

Andrew Thomas

edited version published in American Thinker

Sunday, July 12, 2020

"Commie Dearest"


Intellectual Froglegs' Joe Dan Gorman hits it out of the park again!  See it here.

Angel

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Evidence That Almost All Criminals Are Democrats

Since nearly every city in this chart has been run by Democrats for generations, the criminals who vote must be overwhelmingly Dem as well.  This fits my hypothesis that if we only took guns away from Democrats, the murder rate would drop by 90%.

Angel

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Third Wave of America’s Destruction


We are currently in the third wave of the left’s attempts to totally deconstruct America into the image of the leftist utopia. There is no love of this country or its traditions or its Constitution among the left. Remaking it into a radical ideologue hellhole is their only objective.

The impoverished and criminals are sacrosanct and must be preserved. They enable the corruption and absolute power the left craves. Two classes, the rulers and the ruled are the society that are required. This is absolute evil, and it is the way the world has functioned for centuries. They have history on their side.

America has been the prime exception to this history. Personal freedom and free markets have made this the greatest economy and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind. We have defeated fascism and communism. Without us, the world would be an unbearably horrible place to live. It is only because we love God and freedom. That’s it.

Since 2016, there have been three mortal attacks against these beliefs. The left has attempted to continue Obama’s (and Soros’s) transformation of America away from its destiny as a savior of humanity, into a prison of slaves ruled by their elitist masters.

The first attack was a continuation of Obama’s weaponization of the government, in orchestrating a coup d'état against the newly elected president. This started with the attempt to subvert the electoral college by threatening the delegates. It ended with the Mueller investigation, the most corrupt government enterprise in American history. It failed, but it distracted the administration and delayed enacting needed policy.

The second wave was the impeachment of the president by the House of Representatives, based on zero evidence. From falsified testimony (called satire) from Rep. Adam Schiff to phony “whistleblowers”, whose testimony was taken in secret and withheld from the public, this was an obvious sham from the start, and quickly killed in the Senate. But the damage was done. More distraction and delay.

The third wave is not the coronavirus, but the reaction of the left. They desperately need to destroy the American economy and American lives and livelihoods in order to enact their agenda by any means necessary. It is very obvious that the governors and mayors of red (conservative) states want to save small businesses and local economies by opening them up.

Blue (leftist-run) states want to kill their economies and the middle class in their states to create economic chaos, which they believe will facilitate the election of more leftists, including a socialist-friendly president.

In the movie “Independence Day”, president Bill Pullman asked the alien, “What do you want us to do?” “We want you to die”, was the reply. This is the position of the left in America.

There is no negotiation, there is no compromise. It is one or the other.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Noted Actor Attacked By Giant Mutated Coronavirus

Actor Patrick McGoohan was driving alone on a Southern California beach, when he was viciously attacked by an oversized COVID-19.  This dramatic video was taken as the incident occurred, showing the potentially deadly effects of the Wuhan virus.  It also vividly demonstrates what a cheesy Chinese knock-off this virus actually appears to be.

This is an obviously dangerous mutation of COVID-19 that is currently patrolling the perimeters of our neighborhoods. It is preventing us from leaving our houses and apartments, making us literally prisoners in our own homes.

It has been learned that Mr. McGoohan actually passed away in 2009.  In order to maintain consistency with current medical practice, his death certificate will be updated with COVID-19 listed as the cause of death.

Post-mortem updates of death certificates to include COVID-19 as the primary cause are becoming more common in Democrat-controlled states, where many are still simultaneously voting in elections.

Angel