Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.
I’m not a particular proponent of Neil deGrass Tyson as either a scientist or a valid authority on sociopolitical issues, but Tyson’s oddly apt in the case of his recent tweet about mass shootings, deaths in general, and the mass market response to such things.
There’s too many people – sheeple really – who go into hysterics over the ever-hyped by the Democrats’ Lamestream Media occurrences like “mass shootings” but are apathetic towards so many other avoidable ways in which people die on daily basis. They just dutifully bleat about what they’re told to bleat about so that the grifters of the Left can profiteer off of this tragedies.
So, kudos to Mr. Tyson for actually applying reason and facts to the situation and putting in a more rational perspective.
I waited a bit before commenting on the 2018 mid-term elections, partly to give a chance for more state-level results to be made easily available and partly to give myself a chance to see what the consensus fall out was. It was worth the wait because the fall out was both unexpected.
The Left’s Lament
The Left’s party of choice, the Democrats flip the House by a small margin, gained a few Governorships, but lost ground in the Senate. And yet, most of them seem pretty damn angry about the results and feel that they lost, in that they didn’t get their “Blue Wave” or their “fair share” of elected offices across our country.
Essentially, these sorts are ranting because the Democrats overall received more raw, ballots across the nation than the GOP did. Hence, they believe that they should have been given more seats in the Senate, irrespective of the fact that each Seat’s election is a standalone item and not impacted by other election results. Yes, that is correct. They’re whining because their people, concentrated in a relatively few urban areas, didn’t get to dictate how other people’s elections went.
They Think That The Blue Should Rule The Red (Click to Enlarge)
Of course, this is exactly the sort of hysterical and quasi-mindless lamentations one can expect from a group of people who have:
Voluntarily segregated and isolated themselves into a small number of “geographically challenged” of “safe spaces”;
Believe that their desires and perceived needs are those of the entirety of the country – except for those deplorable racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigoted Fascists in “Fly Over Country;”
Are only concerned with “minority rights” when said minority isn’t White people – who are, of course, deplorable racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigoted Fascists.
Yeah, I guess it sucks for them and to be them. Even when they score some level and form of victory, they lament instead of rejoice because nothing short of their total victory over the American people will suffice.
Cue the outrage, hysteria, and screaming tantrums from Americans’ enemies, both foreign and domestic. President Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton just severely rebuked the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened that America will retaliate against them if this foreign body follows through with its attempt to prosecute American military and intelligence personnel for supposed war crimes committed during the conflict in Afghanistan.
Yeah, our enemies are going to blow their tops over this because the only thing that they hate more than our warfighters and intelligence operatives is the idea of America as a sovereign nation unbounded by foreign control, restrictions, and authority.
Of course, what the liberals and progressives who will be screaming are either ignorant of- or in wilful denial thereof is that the US is not signatory to the ICC and is not one of its state-parties and is therefor outside of its jurisdiction since the amendments to the ICC’s powers during 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute made the ICC unable to prosecute individuals of a non-state party, e.g., the US. Additionally, US federal law, specifically the 2002 American Service-Members’ Protection Act (ASPA), prohibitsany agency or entity of the United States Government or of any State or local government, including any court, from cooperating with this body in just about any fashion whatsoever.
But then, this isn’t about facts or laws. This is all about our domestic enemies’ pathology.
That’s the thing about seeing, reading of, and hearing the shameless, infantile, and mendacious screaming and squalling of the Dems during the pro forma confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh; it’s equal parts annoying and enjoyable.
Yes, hearing the representatives of our domestic enemies have tantrums and engage in behavior so far beneath what is expected of adults, much less people in positions of responsibility is both horrifying and gratifying in equal measure. While it is painful to experience, it perfectly showcases exactly what the worth of our enemies is.
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.