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Should We Just Let It Burn?

Should We Just Let It Burn?

Kurt Schlichter
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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 12:01 AM

My town’s not getting burned down because the rich coastal liberals with “Hate Has No Home Here” signs on their exquisitely landscaped front yards will never put up with that nonsense here in Shangri-Lib. In a very real way, the chaos that the liberals are creating by handcuffing other people’s cops – do you think my cops will ever get the order to stand down? – is not my problem. And, unless you are still living in some Democrat hellhole, it’s probably not your problem either.

So, why again when some big blue city that hasn’t had a Republican mayor since phrenology was the pseudo-science of the day – as quackery goes, head bump interpretation is way less damaging than weather paranoia and flu panic – suffers self-induced ritualized convulsions upon the death of yet another felon should the rest of us care?

But we will care, at least for now, because we are nice people and we think all Americans should live in something like peace and prosperity. It’s hard to get through our heads that not all of our countrymen feel that way. The chaos, violence, and misery that some Americans exist in is actually their choice. It’s a choice that liberals make, and they can make that choice because blue city voters inexplicably elect liberals who choose chaos.

The libs tried giving people money. That failed. Astonishingly, handing people free cash does not magically make things better. Then they tried improving the economies in these places by importing a bunch of foreigners to take all the entry level jobs. Astonishingly, that did not work either. Their current experiment is to make the cities woker by not arresting criminals who make the cities unlivable and releasing the few who are in jail. And – you are not going to believe this – that has also made things worse.

So, even though we do want to help – for now, because eventually there will come a point where non-blue city dwellers just shrug and say, “You’re on your own” – it’s not really clear what we can do gently. About 29 years ago this week, a bunch of soldiers and I tried to make Los Angeles safe again for a few weeks when we deployed in the Rodney King riots. It was quite an interesting time for a suburban guy who never ventured into the tougher parts of South-Central to be rumbling through it with an M16A1 rifle and a basic load of ammo. I got an up-close look at the reality of liberal misrule, though it was largely obscured by flames.

The people of the inner city loved us. They did not dig the LAPD, but they loved the Guards’ citizen-soldiers, particular because many of our troops – my unit was 3rd Battalion, 160th Infantry based in smoldering Inglewood, for people who know the geography – were from the affected neighborhoods. And they took no guff. Many carried their own weapons and (allegedly) engaged in firefights with gang members with their own pieces so they did not have to account for spent Army rounds. The official combat tally was low. A Salvadorean drug dealer got his head blown off trying to run down some guardsmen at a road block – legend has it that the investigation consisted of some LAPD detectives rolling up, asking what happened, saying “Oh, okay,” then driving away. Also, rumor has it that a fleeing rapist got free gender reassignment surgery with a 5.56mm round. At other times, so it has been said, the guardsmen just beat the crap out of gangsters, who learned not to screw with the Army guys.

Maybe this was not politically correct, but it was sure as hell morally correct.

So, there is an answer to the violence. It’s called law and order. In extreme cases, like riots, it consists of massive, overwhelming force. But that’s a choice too, and one our gutless elite is not willing to make. They’d rather let the body count rise. They could end the murder spike tomorrow by backing the cops and dumping the leftist-bought prosecutors for real DAs. They could shut down riots and gangs and drug houses by simply shutting them down.

But they won’t.

And their constituents are not ready to force them to, not until the violence gets intolerably bad (and the liberals can tolerate a lot), or until the thugs push their luck by pushing into the suburbs and scaring the Trader Joe’s chardonnay mommy set.

It’s all fun and games until it affects the white libs calling the shots. Word was that, during the riots, Beverly Hills – a liberal bastion – had its PD just shut the city off from people of color for a few days. If you had melanin, you weren’t getting in. And don’t hold your breath waiting for the BHPD to be defunded even today.

So, the question is not whether we normal people should just let the cities burn. In fact, we have no say in it unless we mobilize and invade. That’s not happening anytime soon. No, the question is whether the liberal establishment will tolerate this crap, and the answer is that it will until it gets scared. But then, all bets are off.

Clean House in 2025

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Posted: May 06, 2021 12:01 AM
Clean House in 2025

Okay, it might not be the current Florida governor – we do know it’s not going to be Gov. Nikki! Haley (R – Establishment) or Kristi! Noem (R-NCAA) – but whoever beats Kamala Harris like a drum needs to come into the Oval Office ready to clear-cut the bureaucracy.

Just level it.

Every keen observer understands that Donald Trump’s first and foremost failure as president was personnel. He did not get it right until the end, and then it was far too late. There are two reasons for this. The first is that for all his iconoclasm, Trump used to believe in our institutions and it took him a while to see how totally corrupt they truly are. For years, he gave the NYT interviews even as it trashed him because, well, it was the Times and the Times was prestigious. For much of his term, he had that same kind of deference to establishment figures. He thought Rex Tillerson would be great because he was a rich head of a huge corporation. He thought generals were impressive because they had medals, and he famously got shafted by each and every one of them that he relied upon. He thought, for too long, that the DoJ and FBI and other agencies really had America’s interests at heart instead of the liberal establishment’s priorities.

It was all baloney.

The other issue was that Trump had no Rolodex. The Bush cabal had thousands of loyal obedient minions/potential staffers to call upon in the off-chance that hell froze over and Jeb! got elected to something other than “Most Likely to Fail.” Trump had no one to call. That’s a big part of why his administration was staffed with people who had zero loyalty and spent their time undermining him and his policies.

President De Santis will not have that problem – there’s a whole generation of experienced conservatives out there to call upon to staff his administration. And they will to be ready to separate the wheat form the chaff when they take up their places.

He needs to fire Christopher Wray at the FBI and most of the failed Bureau’s leadership.

He needs to fire much of the Justice Department, in particular the Stasi cells that are persecuting political opponents of the Asterisk regime.

And he needs to combine this with pardons, lots of pardons, to ensure their outrageous attempts to punish and silence conservatives come to naught.

He needs to fire whoever the idiot was at the CIA that decided that ad with Intersectional Sue was a good idea. “I’ll have a vodka, shaken not stirred. Oh, and my pronouns are ‘xir’ and ‘xem.’” Putin and Xi must be busting a gut right now.

Then there’s the Pentagon – there’s a lot of firing to be done there. Like the whole Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump was always impressed by generals. That was a huge mistake. DeSantis was in the Navy. He gets it. The next GOP prezzy needs to understand that by the time generals pin on that fourth star, they are all-in on the establishment. Why do you think they are so eager to invoke the woke? Because that’s who they are. Fire them. Then reach down in the ranks to find the guys who aren’t poisoned by leftism and promote them. And take a serious interest in who gets promoted in the future – don’t rubber stamp the promotion lists the Pentagon generates. Obama and Asterisk both understood that if you want a broken, woken military – which they do – you need to promote the lickspittles and suck-ups, not the Pattons. Do the opposite.

Idea: In 2020, Let’s Nominate Candidates Who Aren’t Awful

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Posted: May 13, 2021
Idea: In 2020, Let’s Nominate Candidates Who Aren’t Awful

To save our country from President *’s reign of error, the Republican Party is going to have to think outside the box, push the envelope, and execute other similar cliches. I have a suggestion for an innovative strategy for the 2022 election cycle that might well overcome the usual GOP establishment tendency toward failure. I say – and you may want to sit down – that this time we should pick some candidates that don’t suck.

Hear me out. It’s kind of crazy, but it just might work.

A nominee who doesn’t suck has certain advantages over the usual losers we see all too often idioting up our ballots. One of those advantages is that people are more likely to vote for someone who is not terrible than one who manifestly is. And getting more votes than the Democrat – who is always terrible – is a very, very important part of electoral victory, though you would not know that from the GOPe’s actions. Its members seem to think the goal is polite defeat, but us unwashed Jesus people who like guns and America and don’t live near Washington have this weird notion that candidates should attempt to win their elections.

Maybe we should try that in 2022.

Now, a good Republican candidate needs to do several things to keep from failing at the starting line. These things are pretty basic, and they are not hard. You just need a spine, though in our party, vertebrae sometimes seem to be in short supply.

A good Republican candidate needs to understand the entire campaign is about President Asterisk and the economic and social havoc he is causing for normal Americans.

A good Republican candidate needs to know what time it is – that is, he needs to understand that wokism is a terminal illness if not treated by amputation.

A good Republican candidate needs to get that we are the party of law and order, on our streets and on the border.

A good Republican candidate needs to know that every institution hates us, and that we owe the institutions no deference or respect.

A good Republican candidate needs to know that we are not the party of big corporations but of working people and small business.

A good Republican candidate needs to get that the only commonsense gun control is a clear sight picture, proper grip, and good breath control as you squeeze the trigger.

A good Republican candidate needs to loathe the media as much as it loathes us.

A good Republican candidate needs to understand that we still love President Trump and that we will not support anyone who joins the liberals in attacking him.

In other words, a good Republican candidate needs to side with us, not the establishment, and a good Republican candidate doesn’t care if the establishment hates him – in fact, he wears its fussy fury as a badge of honor.

Imagine GOP candidates embracing the GOP base’s agenda…it’s wacky, sure, but perhaps we should give it a try.

Like, say, in Pennsylvania. The Senate seat there is up for grabs, Pat Toomey’s brilliant idea to support gun control and backstab the President having assured him a primary that he would have lost in a most humiliating fashion. Weird how your own side despises you when you betray it, and how the other side also despises you because it always despised you plus now you’re a scuzzy turncoat to boot. So, there’s a fight coming in the PA. And we might just keep this critical seat because…drumroll…Republican voters have a chance to nominate a good candidate. Sean Parnell – who is a friend – has announced, and he’s already the frontrunner. A decorated combat vet and author, Sean almost took out Connor Lamb in a Dem district in 2020. Only megabucks from Pelosi and that special help all PA Dems receive saved Lamb’s worthless sheepskin from defeat.

Sean, however, used his campaign to build a reputation and honed his political chops. PA is in play – Scranton Joe never cared about the Keystone State, and he is attacking fracking and cultivating inflation. People are angry. Sean’s got a first-rate team, and he’s got a plan. But most important, he’s all in on conservatism, not the cruise ship con kind that has all the bow-tie boys in the Beltway shrieking “Ahoy,” but the kind of conservatism that fights and wins.

Another Jeb! puffball is not going to win – they almost never win, and when they manage to, they become Mitt Romney. Nobody likes Mitt Romney.

Another tiresome self-funder is not going to win – this seat matters and it is no time for some rich goober to ego trip Chuck Schumer into a filibuster-busting majority.

And, as we saw recently in Texas 6, where the Cheney/Kinzinger Lido Deck candidate got a whopping 3% of the vote, another Never Trump Fredocon is not going to win. A ranger like Sean Parnell? Now, he can win.

This is not merely applicable to PA, of course. Sean is just one of the first of the new generation of good candidates to get in the fight. We’ll be seeing a lot more new

Republican candidates appear, and we need to vet the hell out of them to ensure they are conservawoke. Are they weakhearts, sissies, or some other part of the Bulwark demographic? Are they corporate shills? Are they all in on your kids fighting a war in Whocarsistan? Do they treat the media like the garbage it is? When the left runs down President Trump, do they defend his record or nod along? Do they stand with you, or with the people who hate you? Choose wisely. And choose someone who isn’t awful in 2022.