The New Normal and the Collapse of Common Sense

caitlyn jenner

Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner

From Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner to Rachel Dolezal, we are seeing an emerging “trans” community trying to emerge and redefine what it means to be normal.  However, the truth is quite simple Bruce Jenner is not a woman, no matter if he wants to be called Caitlyn or not, and Rachel Dolezal is not Black, despite her protests to the opposite. Being black is not about a spray tan and being a woman is not about wearing dresses.What is going on is the demise of common sense and the emergence of “self-identification” politics.

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal

Certain things require self-identification. For instance, what makes me Republican is self-identifying with the ideology and platform of the Republican party. No one can force me to Republican. No one can look at me and go, “Oh yeah, there goes a Republican.” I was not born a Republican and certain body parts do not obviously make me a Republican, therefore the only way for me to be a Republican is to self-identify as one.  I will concede that self-identification is very important to our identity, the things we choose to believe about the world, about ourselves, they shape who we are and how we treat our fellow man.

Dr. Shamsa and me at my UCLA graduation

Dr. Shamsa and I

That being said, certain things do not require self-identification, things like your sex or your ethnicity. I will say this, ethnicity can be confusing because you can be South African, Irish and Sioux. Or you can be Mexican, Iranian and Cherokee. Whatever you are, though, it is present at your birth, just like your sex and you cannot change those things based on your feelings. The man I am pictured with is one of my favorite people in the world, he is Iranian. So what if I decided since I have many people in my life (yes, he is not the only one I know)  who I care about who are Iranian, I was going to claim that culture for my own? So I learn the Persian language, I dress Persian, I move into a Persian neighborhood, I listen to Persian music and watch Persian television. Since he is Jewish, I become Jewish and I basically tell everyone that I am Persian. Am I, though? No, my self-identification does not make me Persian. I can appreciate his culture and even want to learn about it, but it doesn’t make it mine. Next, what if I used this false identity to land a job or make money? That is fraud, no matter if I believe it about myself or not.

Once upon a time all this was known to all. It didn’t require an explanation. Everybody just understood this to be the truth. However somewhere along the line we decided that reality is what we say it is. That is not how reality works, though, it is true regardless of anyone’s opinion to the contrary. I can believe in the depth of my soul that 2+2=5 and believe the whole 4 thing is just some conspiracy. It does not matter, 2+2=4. This is also true when it comes to personal reality. I can believe I am anorexic. That I am just way too thin but that does not register with the reality that I am obese. I may hate that fact, but it is still true regardless. I mean come on, look at my picture do I look anorexic to you? Does my heart go “Oh wait she believes she is 90 pounds so I am just going to ignore all this extra weight despite the fact that it is nearly killing me?” It would be absolutely ludicrous to call me thin because I have decided that is how I want to be perceived. Well, if I want to be perceived as thin then I need to lose some weight don’t I?  So perception and reality will line up. But I sure don’t get to change the meaning of thin to make me more comfortable and Bruce Jenner does not get to change the meaning of woman or Rachel Dolezal the meaning of Black.

It is time we stop taking such fruitcakes seriously as if they contribute anything to American dialogue of freedom. They are sick and they need help, not accolades. And it is time common sense comes back. Because we are sorely lost without it.

Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

Manhattan Tea Party

Image by ajagendorf25 via Flickr

Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows that I am a Tea Party girl. However, one cannot ignore this Occupy Wall Street movement that is the Left’s equivalent of the Tea Party. When the Tea Party first started growing the Left tried their inane beverage parties as if the people joining the movement were all enamored and obsessed with tea or something. You had the Coffee Party, there was a Beer Party and I am sure if  you looked hard enough you could’ve found a Diet Fanta party for anorexic Hispanics or some other such nonsense. 
         With the failure of those parties, they finally hit upon an idea-re-create Woodstock with its sex, drugs and non-existent bathing and boom the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement was born. OWS is basically Woodstock on speed. There is a vast difference between the two movements and it can best be summed up in this “photo” I recieved in my email:

 There is a reason the two parties cannot get along besides the whole  rape thing. The reason is because the two movements fundamentally disagree on how this country should be. The tea party thinks people should be responsible for creating and carrying out their own destiny. While the OWS group thinks government should be involved every time you take a breath.  While the government does a role in the lives of its citizens it is not supposed to be a nanny. The purpose of government is to protect its citizens and provide infrastructure to society in order that its citizens can then live their lives according to their own beliefs and ideals. So long as those ideals don’t cause undue harm to others.

The only thing these two movements have in common are that they are both grassroots based. Beyond that, the movements are like night and day. The Tea Party wants to reign in the government and hold them accountable for their actions. The OWS blames Wall Street for the woes the nation is facing while they are carrying around laptops,  IPODs and wearing FUBU. It is pretty clear they have no understanding of what they are fighting, whereas the Tea Party is very clear in what it wants to see take place. Ask anyone at a Tea Party about the Constitution and they will most likely whip out their own little pocket copy. People at a Tea Party have an understanding of what the Constitution and why it should be followed. The OWS crowd seems far less educated about their own cause. Which only makes them look foolish.

What is worse is the government is actually behind this movement. You have both Obama and Nancy Pelosi encouraging and supporting the protesters. Rule number one of a protest: Never have the government back your cause! No protester worth their salt would ever have the government endorse them! I know you OWS people dropped a lot of acid during Woodstock but even with your limited brain cells left you must at least remember that from your protest days!

In closing, all I can say is if it comes down to a showdown between the Tea Party and the OWS crowd  you better hope and pray the Tea Party wins or else you won’t have a country, job or freedom left.

The NAACP, The Tea Party and Me

As someone who attended the first Tea Party April 15, 2009 and has attended subsequent ones since then I find it infuriating the Tea Party is constantly being hurled with allegations of racism from people who have never been to one like the NAACP. I have never been insulted because of my color when I showed up at Tea Party rally. Do you think I would take my five year old son (now six) to an environment that would insult him and his mother’s heritage? Give me a break.

My son recently asked me, “Mommy when are we going to another rally?” This was after dragging him to every Tea Party, every End the Fed and every other conservative rally I could find for months on end.  Most of the time he didn’t want to go but I thought it was important for him to know we have to keep the government in check. We cannot let them get so out of control that they start taking away our liberties for “the good of all.” I often joked, he is going to grow up and go to every rally he can find and  protesting the government will become like breathing to him. Or he will hate rallies so much, he will sock you in the eye just for mentioning them. LOL. At least he will have something to talk about in therapy years from now, “Yeah my mother was always dragging me to one rally or another. It was like being a hippie but with morals.”

The NAACP has no idea what goes on at these rallies, so let me tell you what does. Unity-people are cordial to each other as we protest the overreaching government waste. Laughter-some of the signs I have seen have definitely given me a good laugh. People rarely scream (only when chanting slogans but other than that, no!) but laughter seems to fill the air. Brotherhood-there is a sense that we are all in this together and we need everyone to get us out of it. That without working as a team, things are not going to improve. Focus-while everyone comes from different backgrounds and different beliefs, the focus is on the fiscal responsibility of government and returning to the enumerated powers they have been given. The Constitution-you will often find people giving out pocket constitution. I got people w ho wanted to do my Constitution class online. The Constitution is the Guest of Honor at any Tea Party rally.

Are there racists in the Tea Party? Who knows, maybe but you couldn’t go by me because I have not run into a single one. I have not been made to feel unwelcomed at any Tea Party event. Everyone has always been friendly and I have been received with open arms. There has been a few comments like, “It is great to see a Black person here.” and if that is racism they really need to work harder on it. The only thing I can find “wrong” with that comment is that it focuses on me being Black instead of me being just another American wanting the best for my child and my country.

Have there been throngs of Blacks at the Tea Party rallies I have attended? No! But  that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any or that I was always the only one. There have been a few Blacks there whenever I went and if there is not more is because they have been duped by the liberal media thinking that even if they agreed with their cause they would not be welcomed. My poli sci teacher actually asked me if I was getting paid to attend these Tea Parties? Supposedly he was joking but it just goes to show how liberals think. That money is the driving force of everything and I couldn’t happen to believe in what they were saying unless I was getting paid for it. I believe in it because liberalism hasn’t produced one result in my life that ultimately enhanced it. I believe in conservatism because it has done more to motivate to change my circumstances than liberalism ever did. I believe in the cause of Tea Party because government in its best intention to help me has done more to keep down and impoverished than it has ever done to alleviate it.  I believe in the Tea Party because socialism hasn’t worked for me and I believe getting out of my way and allowing me to achieve my dream is what I and every person is entitled to.

So NAACP please shut up, you have no idea of what it is like for those of us who are Black and patriotic and attend the Tea Party.  You can’t have an idea because of your  hatred for America and everything it represents. Yes, America has not had a perfect history show me a nation that has, but America has done more to atone for  her sins than any other nation on Earth and continues to fight for liberty all around this globe and I resent you and your liberal buddies taking down my country. Now if you want to help it get back on its feet-more power to you. If you don’t, you need to get to steppin’  because your ignorance and vileness against Whites and the Tea Party will not be tolerated!

Paul McCartney: Internet Hurting Young Musicians

My Aunt, Dr. Ciwa Griffiths, Ph.D

Not everyone who ages becomes a dinosaur but some do.  My aunt, Ciwa Griffiths was in her 90’s and was as computer and internet savvy as the younger generation.  She had her faculties until the day that she died. I state this to illustrate that being out of step with the times has nothing to do with one’s age.  Paul McCartney is clearly out of step with the times.

AP Photo (Jacquelyn Martin)

In an interview with CNS News Paul McCartney is saying the internet hurting young musicians because of downloading, they are not getting paid for their work. (Yeah, because we know everyone got paid their royalties before the Internet…NOT!!! What was the problem then? I guess it was the typewriter’s fault for not automatically typing out the check!)

 To act like this is some new problem and that the internet has musicians everywhere starving is such a load of nonsense. If anything the internet helps young musicians get their songs out that they wouldn’t have had an opportunity to do before. They can grow their fan base on sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.  They are able to produce their own music without the aid of a record company. It is not that the internet is hurting young musicians because young musicians have always known how to hustle. It is that the internet is hurting the record companies. Which is the real problem not the internet.

Paul is quoted by CNS News as saying: [the] Internet is “breaking down” the royalty system for young singers and has created a need for “a nice, fair system where whoever does something that’s really successful, should get paid for it.” He also said it is “unfair” for a person with a hit song who has a “young family” to support to not get paid royalties for his work.  

I agree, I think all people should get paid for their work.  And I think we have come up with a way. Ever hear of Itunes Paul? People pay a company 99 cents or whatever, download the music and then the artist can get paid that way through his record label. Now granted royalties are only 9 cents on a dollar anyway. But that 9 cents can add up.  This way the consumer is only paying for the songs they want without buying filler.

Next, I don’t know about you but I get hit up by young people selling me their cds on the streets all the time when I am up in Hollywood. They burn it on their computer, do the artwork themselves, label it and sell it-all of it 100% profit.  So say it cost 3 dollars to produce and they are selling it for between 5 and 10 dollars, they are getting more than the 9 cents royalty they would be entitled to under the law.  It makes more sense for them to do it themselves.

 Please stop pretending you care about the “young musicians” Paul when you, yourself admit to putting people out of work as songwriters when you and the Beatles were making music.

 “What used to happen before we came on the scene was people used to have writers,” said McCartney.  “So, someone like Elvis would have people writing his stuff for him, [Jerry] Leiber and [Mike] Stoller, people like that. We kind of upset the boat a little bit because we came along and we were writing our own stuff, so we put a lot of those guys out of work, which was okay for us, not so good for them.

 Obviously you weren’t looking out for their “young families” that were starving because you were writing your own music.  But hey it is okay for you to the buck the trend in your youth but it is not okay for the youth to do it today. The young people today are putting you out of work and that is what really is at the root of all this. It is not that the royalties are not being paid, because trust me these young musicians are getting paid! It is that they are not doing the “old-fashioned” way. They are doing it their way!

 http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/66962

Tom McClintock’s Response to President Calderon

You tell them Tom McClintock! It is about time someone stood up to these Leftists who want to tear down America and told Mexico’s President exactly what he could with his “dialogue” about our laws. Dude, when we stop caring for your people, when we stop educating them, feeding them, housing them, providing them with medical care, when you start taking of your own then  maybe you won’t be such a joke and will be listened to! People are fleeing your country to come over here, don’t you dare sit there and tell us how to handle it once it crosses our borders! Especially many of YOUR criminals are victimizing OUR people! You have no right to stand here and debate American laws when you can’t even keep your own people in YOUR OWN country!  Tom McClintock was way nicer than I would have been President Calderon!

Weimar vs. Constitution: The Second Round

Since people are obviously interested in these two constitutions (Dueling Constitutions gets the most hits every day) I have decided to do another piece.  Comparing more of Weimar and its ramifications should we end up like pre WWII Germany.

One thing that is most glaring to me is that America and Germany declare themselves to be republics but in truth Germany never was a republic, it was a Reich or an empire! An empire does not take orders from the peons! To call themselves the German Reich and then add they are a republic is really to insult one’s intelligence.

Article 1
The German Reich is a republic.  State authority derives from the people.

Ah yes, I needed a good laugh. Thank you Weimar.

Now let’s look at their third article:

Article 3
The Reich colours are black-red-golden. The merchant flag is black-white-red, with the Reich colours in the upper, inner corner.

Are you kidding me? This is what  you think is important in terms of government-the colors of your flag? If our flag was purple, green and tan it wouldn’t make a difference.  I love America and it has little do with “our colors!” I respect the flag as a symbol of our country, but seriously you have just finished a world war, you are devising a new constitution and instead of focusing on the needs of the people, you are doing interior design?  Let’s look at our third article:

Section 1 – Judicial powers

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

There are two other sections as well, but the bulk of it deals with the Judicial powers. So Americans get together devise a constitution and think article 3 should deal with the last branch of powers in our government-the courts. And lay out what they can hear and what they can’t and a bunch of leftists Germans get together and make fashion decisions for theirs!

Okay by Article 6, they are finally getting down to brass tacks.  I will post 6-10 up here:

Article 6
The Reich exclusively exercises legislation in the following areas :
1. foreign relations
2. colonial affairs
3. nationality, freedom of movement, immigration and emigration as well as 
extradition
4. national defense
5. national currency
6. customs service, the union of the customs and trade territory, freedom of
movement of merchandise
7. postal and telegraph service including telephone service

Article 7
The Reich is responsible for legislation in the areas
1. civil law
2. penal law
3. jurisdiction including the execution of sentences as well as judicial 
assistance between government offices
4. passport affairs and the registration of aliens
5. welfare for the poor and the migrants
6. press, clubs, assemblies
7. population policy, motherhood, baby, children and youth welfare
8. health care, veterinary affairs, protection of plants against diseases and parasites [Hitler would call Jews ‘parasites” and that one word would cost 5 million Jewish lives!]
9. labour legislation, insurance and protection of workers and employees as well
as certification of employment
10. the establishment of institutions representing occupations within the Reich territory
11. welfare for combattants and their surviving dependants
12. the law of expropriation
13. the nationalization of natural resources, of economic enterprises, of the production, distribution and pricing of merchandise for the social economy
14. trade, measurements, the distribution of paper money, construction and stock markets
15. the sale of food as well as other goods of daily consumption
16. industry and mining
17. insurances
18. merchant shipping. ocean and coastal fishing
19. railways, inland navigation, motor vehicle traffic on land, water and in the air, the construction of overland roads, as far as these serve general traffic and national defense
20. theatres and cinemas

Article 8
The Reich furthermore is responsible for legislation regarding taxation and other revenues, as far as they are fully or partly used to pay its expenses. If the Reich uses taxation which hitherto has contributed to the budget of the states, it has to consider the viability of the states.

Article 9
Insofar there is need for the formulation of standardized regulations, the Reich has the legislation over
1. welfare system
2. protection of law and order

Article 10
The Reich may, via legislation, establish principles for:
1. the rights and obligations of religious communities
2. the education system, including universities and scientific libraries
3. the rights of Beamte (3) in all public bodies
4. law pertaining land, its distribution, settlement, obligations coming
with ownership of land, housing and the distribution of population
5. funerals

Okay once you count all those bad boys up-you have 33 enumerated powers and can you find something that the government does not or cannot control? NO!!! Everything, even seeing a movie is under government control! We have 18 enumerated powers.

Now let’s look at our respective 10th Amendments. By this I mean, state sovereignty, who comes out better in the end? Well let’s take a look.

Article 12
As far and as much the Reich does not make use of its right to legislate, the states are entitled to legislate. This does not apply to the areas in which the Reich has the exclusive right to legislate.
When it comes to state laws pertaining Article 7 Number 13, the Reich government, inasfar the welfare of the Reich is concerned, has the right to object.

That is Weimar’s and this is ours:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In our Constitution, which doesn’t try to define every little thing for us but expects us to use our brains, the rights not explicitly outlined or prohibited  belong to the States and people. Notice how we mention the people in ours? Were is the mention of the people in Weimar’s?  In fact, if it is considered “bad”  for the Reich, regardless of whether the people want it or the states want it, it cannot happen.  Because it is the Reich’s welfare that is paramount not the people’s. 

States have no independent of the Reich. Whereas in America they do. This is stated in Article 14

Article 14
Reich laws are executed by state authorities, inasfar Reich laws do not specify otherwise.

This might look like an attempt at state sovereignty but it clearly is not. They are to be answerable to the Reich, not the people. It is a whole different feel. They are trying to create a vast government to take care of all human needs.  Our founding fathers were trying to create a limited government to ensure people had the most freedom to do what they wanted. Their focus is entirely different.  In the Weimar constitution the government is the master, in our constitution, the people are the master and the government is their servant.

As we continue to research Weimar, you will see how vastly subpar it is to America’s constitution and how a republic in the hands of Leftists is not a republic at all, but a grab for power. We must safeguard our freedoms and make sure we are not becoming a Nazi Germany and Lord helps us if we that’s where we end up.

Naomi Wolf-the End of America

You may be wondering, why in the world is a conservative site like mine showcasing someone like Naomi Wolf, a raging feminst and liberal if ever there was one. No, I haven’t lost my mind, but once in awhile even a Leftie like Naomi can get a thing or two right. Granted she gets a lot WRONG!!! For instance, our founding fathers never wanted a democracy for our country, they despised the very concept of democracy and saw it as a sure and fastest way to tyranny. That is why they gave us a republic, not a democracy. Another thing she and every leftist gets wrong is fascism. Fascism and let me make this abundantly clear is NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PERPETUATED BY THE RIGHT!!! You cannot have a right wing fascist-it is impossible! Why? Because fascism is the complete control of government over the people, the people on the right want limited government not more government. Therefore anarchy is what you get when the right goes extreme! Fascism, socialism, communism-all those are strictly inventions of the Left! Though the Left likes to glamorize and seize anarchy as its own, it is actually what happens when the Right loses its mind. Also anarchy is a temporary state of government that is quickly replaced by a new government, usually an oligarchy which is a government run by an select few-an elite, if you will. Therefore, if Bush was truly a fascist, then he is not a right wing fascist but a left wing one!

What is even more interesting is that all the sins she laid at Bush’s door Obama has done on a larger scale. Bush has a list of “enemy combatants” Obama has a larger one including veterans returning home. We supposedly tortured at Gitmo, Obama has since said, “Yeah, that’s okay. We won’t prosecute you after all.” We went from Iraq to Afghanistan. Changing battlefronts-which is what Obama said he would do, he never said our soldiers were coming back home but that is what everyone believed-is not ending a war, it is changing strategies. More and more Americans are saying Obama is just like Bush while others say he is worse. In fact, his approval rating is only 50% only Reagan had a lower approval rating his first year in office at 49%.

Gallup Poll-Only 50% Approval for Obama

The difference being Reagan would usher in glasnost and dismantle our most feared enemy, the Soviet Union while Obama is content on relinquishing our sovereignty to our enemies and dismantling the United States. The part of the video, I found most intriguing was when she talks about she is talking to her older friend who survived the Holocaust who kept telling her, “They did this in Germany.” It is that warning, that blueprint she talks about that I think we need to pay attention to because the Left has always ushered in tyranny. Please read the Weimar Constitution, which is the Left’s version of our beloved document and see how the Left does a republic. You can find my comparison on here called Dueling Constitutions: Weimar vs. U.S. Constitution.

Dueling Constitutions

We need America to wake up. We need to fight the Left because the denial of individual freedom is never RIGHT!!!!