The Pledge of Allegiance

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I refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  The schools couldn’t legally force me to say it, but they tried to anyway.  Whatever my parents’ faults, they went to bat for me every time.  It was never a question of patriotism for me but a willingness to conform and obey.

At one point my dad announced a great victory: That I’d be allowed to leave out the “God” part. 🤦🏻‍♀️  He’d totally, totally, missed the point.

I don’t ever recall having used the ‘G’ word.  In elementary school I would simply mumble the pledge before I quit entirely.  Something about standing there, chanting in unison without really understanding what it was we were saying just made me super uncomfortable.

When I got older, it became the notion of the Pledge itself — rather than the delivery — that bothered me the most.  I love America, I think it is the greatest country in the world and (despite its many imperfections) that it has the greatest system of government ever conceived.

But I’m not willing to pledge to my allegiance to any state or nation or any symbol thereof.  I believe in loyalty to ideas.  To principles.  And even in junior high my word meant something to me, and I wasn’t about to make any pledge I didn’t mean.

My dad fought hard against the schools to allow me to simply stand for the Pledge.  Even that bothered me because the school was still trampling my 1st Amendment rights by insisting (yes, the SCOTUS has ruled on it), but I since I’d already been standing anyway, I wasn’t about to make a big deal of it.

Even after the administrators acquiesced, I was still prone to getting teachers and substitutes who would try to force me to say it anyway.  It was obnoxious.  They’d try all sorts of tactics, including denouncing me in front of my classmates for “disrespecting our military”.  Which was a disgusting charge.  They didn’t care about the troops.  All they cared about was conformity and obeisance.

I have zero problem with the Pledge being said in schools or public gatherings, but I do have a huge, huge problem with people being illegally forced to say it or subjected to harrassment when they refuse.

As a side note, the history of the Pledge is rather interesting and dripping with irony.  One could half-kiddingly describe Francis Bellamy as a National Socialist.  (Drops to one-quarter kiddingly when you factor in the salute.)

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The ADL is a Professional Hate Group

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I fucking hate the ADL.  They exist for one purpose only, and that’s to promote censorship.  They thrive on Antisemitism (legit or otherwise), along with every other form of discrimination (in recent years they have branched out).

These people are in the business of CREATING hate.  If they actually cared about Antisemitism they would support the free exchange of ideas instead of seeking to silence anyone, including Jews (the very people they claim to be protecting) whose views run contrary to the narrative they are trying to push.

The ADL doesn’t care about helping Jews the same way feminists don’t actually give a shit about women.  When it suits their agenda to use them, they’ll use them.  If not, they’ll discard them.

I keep saying this again and again: Antisemitism — both real and imagined — is the ADL’s bread and butter.  Their continued existence depends on the very hatred they claim to be fighting.  Which is why when the supply dwindles, they have to create more of it.  Who profits every time some maniac shoots up a synagogue?  The ADL and other professional hate organizations like the SPLC.

These professional hate groups WANT to push people over the edge.  They promote the far-left conspiracy theory that America is becoming an increasingly worse place for women and minorities, when nothing could be farther from the truth.  And the media indulges them because anger and fear generates clicks.  They gain viewers, subscribers, and social media shares.

Hate has become a very profitable profession, and the particular brand of hatred being peddled has the power to influence elections and ultimately decide the fate of nations.

These professional hate groups have joined forces with the mainstream media to wage a war against the most institutionally-discriminated again group in America: heterosexual white males.  The constant onslaught of racist, sexist rhetoric from these groups (and from bigoted journos and TV hosts like Sarah Jeong, Talia Levin, and Don Lemon) has two purposes:

(1) To push already unstable individuals over the edge to commit acts of violence

(2) To scare minorities and sympathetic “allies” into voting for Democrats

Every new attack reinforces their “white men are the biggest terror threat in this county” narrative, and the donations come flooding in.  The campaign contributions come flooding in.  The media can afford to pay their people instead of laying them off en masse.

I’m just going to close by saying that although plenty has been said about YouTube going full blitzkrieg on WWII history because Nazis, not enough attention is being paid to the ADL’s role in all this.

Chuck and Nancy

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I’d just like to say that I support President Trump 100% on border policy.  The Democrats have been the enemies of national security since the Clinton administration, and they stopped caring about America the day Trump was elected.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are authoritarian leftists who would sooner bring about the destruction of our nation (and blame it on Trump) than compromise their vision of America as a socialist dictatorship ruled by powerful Washington elites.

How did such people come to hold office in the first place, and why for the love of everything that is decent in this world do they keep getting voted back in?  Ignorance. Fear.  Deceit — everything they have accused President Trump of capitalizing upon, and probably a hell of a lot more than that.

“Accuse your enemies of that which you are guilty” is a line Pelosi, Schumer, and the entire Democratic establishment have truly taken to heart.

I’m not a Republican.  I wouldn’t even consider myself a conservative, and I frequently oppose President Trump on matters of policy.  Nevertheless, I have a tremendous amount of respect for President Trump, and I consider him the most valuable ally anyone could ask for in this cold war against the Regressive Left.

Jelly Bean Amendment

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I can’t be alone in wanting a Constitutional amendment restricting the sale of jelly beans to persons under the age of twenty-one.

This would allow for the creation of a new regulatory agency — one that would work closely with local law enforcement once the individual states have passed the necessary possession laws.

There’d be, like, grocery-store cops.  And no more late-night candy binges.

Who’s my congresswomanmanperson again?

[Facebook] Zucked Again

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Mark’s mad at me because I called for what essentially amounted to male genocide — presumably because I put out the call from what was obviously a parody page.

I tried uploading a screenshot of the full violation order, but it was zuck.exe’d in less than a minute.

For the record, I am not a misandrist, and I offer a heartfelt apology to anyone who has ever received this impression from me. 🙄

10,000 “Bots” My Ass

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This is about as “fake news” as you can get.

For the most part, these “bots” were people, and what these brave souls were doing was parodying (or otherwise copypasta-ing) the “opinions” of the Regressive Left — which still doesn’t violate Twitter’s TOS.

(This is why Twitter has to label them all ‘bots’.)

And the analytics involved weren’t nearly as sophisticated as they make them out to be.  Couldn’t be, not after the backlash following the second purge, when legitimate BlueWave accounts were inadvertently deleted. 🤣

Also, the “late September to early October” timeline is patently false — unless their math is more woke than mine.  But I suppose Jack wishes to distance himself from his more recent acts of censorship, because: BLEXIT.

That’s right, folks: #BlackLivesMatter only until they decide to #WalkAlway.