Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Finding shells – called shelling by enthusiasts and those that cater to them – is location-dependent. It’s a lot different in places like Florida than in Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, or Los Angeles. 😉
Yesterday, President Trump announced that he plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks. The Lamestream Enemedia instantly characterized it as the President’s moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental rules – because, of course, hysteria is their sole stock and trade and they know that the Warmists will go even further insane if properly goaded.
Vastly unsurprisingly, the truth of the matter is different than the MSM’s spin upon it. President Trump’s decision to re-evaluate Obama’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) emissions targets is a rather unchallenging challenge to the supposed centerpiece of Obama’s strategy to combat global warming. While it’s true that Obama’s EPA had promulgated regulations for cars and trucks that required auto manufacturers to reach a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, it is also true that this rule was supposed to be reviewed in 2018 – but, in January – just seven days before Obama left office, the boy decided to cancel the review process. All that President Trump has promised to do is to reinstate the original, promised review of the CAFE standards that Obama imposed in 2012.
So really, like almost everything President Trump and his new administration has done so far, this is neither reason for Liberals and Progressives to scream, nor cause for Right Wing pundits and talking heads to crow and gloat.
Yeah, Black self rule is working out so well for Detroit, isn’t it? I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that Detroit, once a major center of American industry, now looks like any random urban center in Post-Colonial Africa.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes it is, but without provenance the value is degraded.
Where’s He From?
So I have to wonder where this Obama supporter is from. Nairobi? Kigali? Khartoum? South Side Chicago? Detroit? Oakland?
It’s just an idle curiosity on my part though, as it doesn’t make any real difference. Irrespective of where he’s from, he’ll support Obama and the Democrats and send money to the campaigns of whoever his tribal elders tell him to support. 😉
If one is unfortunate enough to have to hear the rantings of the “Black Community” and their ever-jabbering grievance-mongers that front for them, one is going to hear a lot about “the two Americas.” They hoot and holler nigh on constantly about “White America” and “Black America” and how the former does nothing but oppress and disenfranchise the latter. All of this rhetoric has a strong undercurrent of the same anger and hatred that the Africans displayed towards their Colonial masters during the 18th and 19th centuries.
It’s possible, however, that this undercurrent has a logical basis, because Black self-rule in America bears a sad and shocking resemblance to Black self-rule in their home continent of Africa, Detroit, MI being the sinking, broke-back flagship example of this.
Post-Colonial Detroit Circa 2012
When Detroit was under White governance the city was one of the economic beacons of America but then the Blacks took over the ruling of the city. They systematically changed the laws, ordinances, regulation, and general tenor of the Detroit into an “Afrocentric” mecca and drove the Whites out of the city by making it an untenable and hostile environment.
Now Detroit is a bankrupt urban wasteland, with large swaths of the city literally abandoned and lacking all services – even streetlights. The police department has even been talking about concentrating the population into a zone where they can be defended and protected from the scavengers and criminals skulking in the surrounding ruins.
Yeah, that’s pretty much a direct parallel to what happened in Africa when the White colonial powers left and the Blacks there attained self-rule.