Monday, November 9, 2020

The End of American Decency

We are told, on excellent authority, that a Biden presidency will return America to decency. By the diminished moral lights of leftist media commentators, everything bad that Democrats and their media satraps and their raging mobs did during the Trump administration, was the fault of Donald Trump.

We can do no wrong, they claim, because Trump brings out their worst. Didn't you know that the rioting, looting, pillaging and arson was Trump's fault, even if it was committed by leftists and crypto fascists. 

It's a very neat example of moral dereliction, even moral depravity. The Devil made them do it. They are not responsible for their own behavior, except the good parts. 

As noted yesterday, the corrupt hair sniffer from Delaware will bring back decency in one and only one sense-- the media will cease reporting salacious details about Biden’t hair sniffing and his son’s Pornhub account. It will instantly cease reporting on Biden family quid pro quos and corrupt dealings with the wife of the mayor of Moscow, with the Chinese government and with a Ukrainian natural gas company. 

Whereas the media did not allow a day to pass without reporting something degrading about Donald Trump, the Biden administration will see the media return to its sycophantic fawning ways.

Because they are honorable people, suffused with the lowest moral standards. I am confident that they have convinced themselves that they could do nothing but become the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, because Trump brought out their worst.

They will tell you that they are in no way responsible for the way they conduct their professional life, because Trump is bringing out their worst.

The stories of Obama administration dereliction are legion by now. It is not necessary to recall all of them. The important thing, for the officials in the past administrations is that they are now going most assuredly to get away with what they did.

Clapper, Brennan and Comey led the charge against the Trump administration, because if Trump had won again, might have been facing hard time. They would certainly have been facing public opprobrium-- assuming that the media would have reported on it. Surely, they led the nation in rejoicing at the Biden victory.

Keep in mind, before the Trump administration even got started James Comey, director of the FBI, set up and tried to destroy Gen. Michael Flynn-- the better to persecute and prosecute a man who had led American troops into battle. Do you think that they were honoring his service?

Why did Comey do it? And why did he brag about it? Because he knew he would get away with it. And besides, the Obama holdovers had to destroy Flynn because he was opposed to the Iran nuclear deal.

So, Flynn was hung out as an example, a warning to those who did not understand that power lies in those who prosecute, not with those who serve their country honorably. That the government should have been allowed to get away with the Flynn persecution demonstrates, as Matt Taibbi so aptly put it, that the Trump administration was anything but authoritarian.

And now that the Justice Department has chosen to drop the Flynn matter, a leftist buffoon of a judge is keeping it alive.

When it comes to decency, we also had the example of Maxine Waters. OK, no one takes her rants seriously, but she is a senior Democratic leader, so when she starts sounding like a Storm Trooper, as she did in 2018, we ought to call out her rank indecency.

Purportedly defending migrant children that the Trump administration had put into caves, conveniently forgetting the the policy began under the Obama administration, Waters declared that Trump cabinet members should be harassed in public, should not be allowed to have any peace in their lives. It reflects nothing other than Nazi Storm Troopers. When the Nazi Storm Troopers were practicing this, the New York Times was running puff pieces on Hitler, the better to cover up Nazi persecution. But, have no fear, Trump brought out their worst.

So, Waters said this:

Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere. 

Decorum-- I don’t think so. Decency-- not a chance.

And then we have an extraordinary fool named Jennifer Rubin. She is an obvious and permanent embarrassment to the Washington Post, that employs her. One is shocked that Jeff Bezos does not recognize the damage that a maniac like Rubin can do to his newspaper.

We recall, for those who have forgotten, that two years ago Rubin called for the incineration of all Republicans, to the point that there would be no survivors. Link here. We saw someone on the totalitarian left indulge eliminationist rhetoric, even calling for a Holocaust-- that is what it means to incinerate people-- and for a Final Solution-- that is what it means for there to be no survivors.

Should we assume that Rubin is just an indecent, malicious fool? Perhaps that would be giving her too much credit.

While denouncing the Trump administration for its totalitarian instincts, Rubin shows her own lust for power and her thirst for Republican blood. 

She is keeping a list, just as Sen. Joe McCarthy did. She is thinking like a Storm Trooper. Remember, after Jews were harassed on the streets and not allowed to go about their business, the Nazi program assured that they could no longer work or make a living.

With that Rubin is on board. After all, Trump was the first Jewish president. Half his family is Jewish. According to Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump was a great friend to the Jewish people and to the state of Israel.

The putatively Jewish Rubin-- I do not know to a certainty her religious affiliation-- believes that anyone who rejects the apparent results of the election-- where was she when Al Gore did precisely that in 2000-- should never be allowed to work again.

Remember that we live in a democratic country where we respect differences of opinion-- hah!

In Rubin's words:

Any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into “polite” society. We have a list.”

Any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into "polite" society. We have a list.

— Jennifer 'Count Every Vote' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 6, 2020

Obviously, she is feeding the totalitarian beast-- and clearly she has no sense of decency.

The same is true of everyone’s favorite idiot bartendress from Queens. That would be, AOC. She is keeping a list of what she calls Trump sycophants. The reason-- anyone who questions the election results must be punished. I will not ask where she was when Al Gore questioned the Florida election results in 2000-- because this is a family blog.

Here is the story (via Lucianne and Maggie’s Farm):

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Friday that “Trump sycophants” should be held accountable for their “complicity in the future.”

The recently reelected congresswoman tweeted asking whether anyone was keeping track of comments made by “Trump sycophants.” She was likely referring to supporters of President Donald Trump who are alleging that voter fraud is causing the president to fall behind 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Trump has not provided evidence that voter fraud is costing him the election.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future,” she asked. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.” 

“Lol at the ‘party of personal responsibility’ being upset at the idea of being responsible for their behavior over last four years,” she added.

These are but a few examples of what passes for decency in today’s Democratic circles.  But, fear not, they are not at fault. They are not responsible for what they are saying or for what people are doing on America's streets in their name. Moral eunuchs all, they cannot take responsibility for their behavior.

Donald Trump brings out their worst.


whitney said...

Netanyahu has congratulated Biden. He has figuratively stabbed Trump in the back

Ares Olympus said...

If decency is to return, apparently it will be a slow process, while each side can only see the indecency of the other, and use the other side's transgressions to defend its own. I think of that wise portrait painter George W Bush, in Dallas 2016, after the mass shooting, he tried to raise a mirror to all of us.
“Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”

OTOH, we also know statistically any movement that tries to represent only goodness becomes corrupted by its own high horse, as every televangelist shows us eventually. Hopefully Biden can hold the middle ground, accept that mankind is a mess, his own family to remind him, but that better examples must be attempted anyway. We have a long road ahead to be half as good as we wish we could be.

Sam L. said...

"Obviously, she is feeding the totalitarian beast-- and clearly she has no sense of decency." Welllllllllllll, she IS a Democrat AND a media person. I see that as two strikes against her.

trigger warning said...

I expect Lunchbox Joe to be a model of rectitude, given Hunter's exemplary and patriotic Naval career (along with his executive experience in the natural gas and Chinese private equity funds). As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In Hunter's case, proximity to the tree and its corresponding Secret Service attention will likely deter process servers for the time being.

21st Century Boy said...
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Eric said...

Ares - decency is a two way street. The leftists abandoned decency decades ago; it's time for them to taste their own medicine.

Ares Olympus said...

Eric, sure. I understand it is hard to step back from power once it makes you feel good, like "I will build a great wall on our southern border and I'll have Mexico pay." Does anyone repent after cheering for that? You know Trump will never admit it was wrong, at best he'll admit he said it because it felt good. That's the standard for his behavior - what feels good.

Yesterday Stuart mentioned Identity Politics as a contagion, and now gone mainstream so everyone can play and become the biggest victim too. If a president can play, we all can play.

Anonymous said...

Concern troll alert.

Concern trolls may be safely ignored.

Although ignoring them does not stop them, just like ignoring the barking of barky dog breeds does stop the barking. The barking itself is self-reinforcing.

Ares is piggy-blogging on a successful blog to get his inanities viewed. His own blogs were so boring even the search engine webcrawlers ignored them.

Eric said...

Ares - your Markov model needs adjustment. Please return for model update.

Anonymous said...

For your submission this evening, to the Supreme Court of the US.
Feel free to join in at :

What is an "Acceptable Level of Fraud"?

sent to:

Does the Constitution address this directly?
Please educate me.
I'm having a spirit vs. the letter of the Law moment.
"We won, shut up."

Will you, the members of the Supreme Court, address and examine the non- frivolous , legitimate concerns about major, >targeted< fraud in the recently "completed" national election?

1) Defective/ manipulated vote-counting computer software, deployed in several "swing states".
2) Illegitimate ballots.
3) Districts where "the loyal opposition" was excluded from examining the vote counting process, as the law demands, regardless of the "majority preference for secrecy" on the part of of the problematic districts.
3) The presumptuous declaration of " President elect Biden" by unelected, billionaire media moguls and social media autocrats, who have no Constitutional standing in the election process, beyond "reporting". ie, the Triviums distinction between Rhetoric and Dialogue.

The issue of their throttling of 1st Amendment rights needs a rigorous examination as a separate issue.
Beyond overdue.

I will accept ALL valid ballots and strongly support the right of ALL legitimate American Citizens to vote for their representatives of our Constitutional Republic.

Thank you for acting on your conscience and not your politics.

Many are convinced the Law is bought and paid for.
At this point, and without remedy, the current Election Process would appear to be so, completely.

- WT (shoe)

Ares Olympus said...

WT (shoe), we agree every state has a duty to their citizens and the union to validate their election as accurate and correct. Any and all identified problems need to be transparently corrected, regardless of whether problems risk changing the election winner or not. It is most frightening to imagine state officials might use their power to commit or cover up election or voter fraud, and that would be an even higher crime than individual or campaign actions. It is good the Trump campaign is suing to get attention to problems.

The biggest problem we've seen of late was North Carolina 2018, a close race, and it forced a new election. These things happen and should all be exposed. And with quick changes in many states for mail-in ballots, there are more opportunities for mischief, so we'll see what 2020 shows, but like 2016 recounts, don't expect it to change the results and that shouldn't be the point.