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Good morning bikers, Patriots, gun lovers and friends! Today is Friday, January 8, 2020 and Donald J. Trump is still our president! This week has been a bit crazy – to say the least. We have witnessed a beautiful Stop The Steal Rally in Washington, a stolen election Georgia, the certification of the Electoral College, the storming of the United States capitol complex and the murder of an unarmed female Air Force veteran. Did I say it has been a crazy week? ?♂️
Then, our president spoke to us last night:
While I am not sure this was a concession speech, Trump has committed to a peaceful transition of power to the faux Biden/Harris administration. Or is it the Harris/Biden administration? I guess it doesn’t matter at this point. The #Leftists have stolen the election and their chosen one will be inaugurated in a couple of weeks.
And while the washed up drunkard, Nancy Pelosi, has called for the implementation of the 25th Amendment – to remove Trump from office immediately – for inciting the protests at the capitol – he was the only one using his position to implore the protesters to go home. What a crock of steamy fucking #DonkeyShit! She is a disgrace to her office and only wants to drive a wedge further between the left and right.
Then, to add insult to injury to the 76+ million Americans who voted for Trump, #Facebook, #Instagram, #Twitter and #YouTube all put restrictions, or a two week lock, on the official accounts of Trump. This is censorship, plain and simple. These tech giants were complicit in the stolen election, and because of Section 230, they will not be held accountable.
But perhaps the most disgusting thing I witnessed during the entire week was the way the Republicans turned their back on Donald Trump:
Most of the supposed conservative legislators, who turned their back on him, owe a debt of gratitude to Trump. They were elected/reelected – because they rode in on Trump’s coattails. To watch them turn their backs on a president who is loved by so many, was so disappointing. And true conservative patriots will not forget this during the next election.
So this morning, Trump posted that he will not be attending the Biden inauguration:
Part of me is disappointed in his decision. As a student of U.S. history, this reminds me of when our second president, John Adams, after one of our country’s most contentious elections, quietly left DC in his carriage, before Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration in 1801. He was vilified for doing so and I am guessing Trump will be also. But I am also sympathetic with his decision, for anyone with a mental IQ of 30 realizes he was the victim of the biggest theft in world history – his reelection.
Is This Trump’s Last Ride?
Now that I have begun to accept the fact that Trump will not be giving his second inaugural address on January 2021, I have to wonder what his future holds. I believe he knows that his country still needs him. All of his accomplishments will be swept away like “chaff in the wind.” And. He. Knows. This. I honestly believe he will not desert us when he knows we need him now, more than ever. But what is his next service going to be?
My beautiful gal, @RacieSicilian, posted this earlier today on Twitter, and she may be onto something:
When Trump was campaigning in 2016, he said he would DRAIN THE SWAMP. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a campaign promise he was committed to accomplishing. But there is not a strong enough man in the world to do this. He never imagined the array of powerful forces which would flank his every move to do so. He was the leader of the Republican Party and they undermined him every step of the way, because they are the establishment, and as much the problem as the Democrat Party.
Trump is an incredibly smart man. I believe he has come to the conclusion that he has more important things to accomplish as a private citizen. He knows he has an army of digital soldiers who will always support him. Hell, he has an army of proud Patriot soldiers who would literally fight for him. If he asked. But he isn’t going to call us for that task.
In order for Trump to literally drain the swamp, he needs to decapitate the beast: The Republican Party. We are all talking about being part of the Patriot Party. But in all actuality, there is no such thing. And we all know that 3rd parties have done nothing in the past but splinter the vote – and lead to the election of the worse of two evils. But Trump can coalesce his 76+ million supporters into the Patriot Party. This would slay the evil forces arrayed against the American republic. And it would push every single RINO out of office. And that would be so sweet. All establishment politicians desire power. They are addicted to power. There would no more fitting pyre to their deaths than Trump slaying them all with proud Patriot Party candidates!
I fully believe that Donald John Trump has been called to a higher duty. He cannot drain the swamp, as president, without the complete support of those he is trying to slay. But he can bring all of us together under the YUGE umbrella of a glorious new party: the PATRIOT PARTY! God Bless America and God Bless Donald Trump. We will never desert you, sir, because we know you would never desert us!
Good afternoon, Patriots! Your old Grey Beard Biker still holds out faith that Donald Trump’s legal team will successfully challenge some of the voter fraud which happened in the key battleground states of: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. Anyone with an intellect of a 5th grader knows this election was rigged, from the beginning. When impeachment, #COVIDHoax and Anarchy from BLM/Antifa riots didn’t erode Trump’s support, they were left with stealing the election by:
Printing millions of ballots which would be mailed out to addresses which no longer had registered voters living there, sending ballots to children, felons and even illegal aliens
Democrat attorneys working with state election officials and secretaries of state to arbitrarily change voting laws – allowing votes to arrive after the polls closed
Democrat operatives harvesting 100s of thousands blank ballots which could be used to manufacture however many votes were needed for Biden to win in the key battleground states
Millions of blank ballots printed in China and sent to the United State
Semi-trailer loads of ballots being sent across state lines into Pennsylvania – a state Biden was losing BIGLY in
Thousands of easily hacked Dominion voting machines switching votes from Trump to Biden – or not even counting votes for Trump – these machines were used in every state which experienced high levels of fraud
Election poll workers not allowing poll watchers to actually watch the vote being counted – sometimes being kept 30-50 away from where ballots were counted – and other times the counters would seal themselves in rooms with cardboard covering the observation windows
Yes, friends, the fix was in. No campaigning was needed by #CreepyUncle Joe Biden or #KneelingSlurping Kamala Harris. They were going to be elected no matter how many votes needed to be manufactured for these two lowlifes.
This fraud – which was not even well hidden – and my belief in our judicial system – continues to keep me optimistic that Donald Trump will be inaugurated next month. And let us not forget that Vice President Mike Pence is the president of the United States Senate and can refuse to count electoral votes from states which obvious voter fraud occurred in. While this is a nuclear option, it does remain an option. One which I would fully support to secure continued free, trustworthy elections in our great Republic.
But heaven forbid, Biden/Harris are inaugurated next month. What kind of changes can we expect?
Taxes and Waste
One thing we can definitely count on is a large increase in our Federal income taxes. They say that families making less than $400,000 per year will see no increase in their already punitive taxes. But with all the wet dreams the leftists have there is absolutely no way on earth that this is anything but a lie from Biden/Harris. How do you pay for this stuff without huge increases in Federal government theft from us individual taxpayers:
Forgiveness of student loan debt to all students who attended public institutions of higher learning
The Green New Deal
Affordable housing for everyone
Universal healthcare (government run and insured)
These wet dream wishes will require trillions upon trillions of dollars to fund. And we know that every one of these dreams of theirs will become a bureaucratic nightmare which never runs smoothly and makes hundreds of thousands of new Federal jobs for bureaucrats. Bureaucrats which require two other bureaucrats to do the same amount of work as one worker in the private sector.
Foreign Relations with China and Iran
Donald J. Trump has been harder on China than any other president. Period. He has placed YUGE tariffs on goods they used to dump in the United States like steel, aluminum, electronics and prescription drugs. Additionally he has severely curtailed the theft of the intellectual property of American companies in several industries: electronics, computers, software and music. This is why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants Trump out of office. This one man has ruined their economy.
With Biden in the White House, someone who has freely sold his influence to enrich his family, the CCP will see a normalization of relations with the United States. Jobs will go back overseas, tariffs will go away and Americans will suffer job losses to China in historic levels.
It’s hard to believe there is any country which loathes Donald John Trump more than Iran. One of the first actions Trump took from the Oval Office was to terminate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Obama and Biden believed this to be one of their greatest accomplishments – one which in actuality would do nothing to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. One need look no further than previous Secretary of State John Kerry’s visits with top Iranian officials, in Norway and Germany, to try to salvage the deal his fingerprints were all over. These visits were a clear violation of the Logan Act. So, yes, with Biden in the White House, you can pretty much bet we will reenter the fake nuclear deal with Iran. Hell, we may even send them a few more planes filled with United States cash!
Building hundreds of miles of impenetrable border walls has been a major accomplishment of Trump’s first term. When congress would not give him funds to build the wall, he used military funds to build the wall, claiming the influx of illegal aliens was a national security crisis. And he was correct.
With a Biden/Harris administration, the border wall will definitely get no additional funding. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if his administration would dismantle large chunks of it. Biden has fallen into lockstep with the New World Order/Democratic Socialist wackos and fully embraces open borders. Hell, he knows that those illegal aliens will be a prime customer for his Medicare for All and by receiving free things from the Democrats those illegals will be a YUGE illegal voting bloc for Democrats who cannot win without cheating.
Trump has been one of the strongest U.S. presidents with regards to protecting our Second Amendment rights. Biden/Harris hate the Second Amendment. Never forget that Joe Biden said, “You don’t need an AR-15 – it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.” Or who can forget what Kamala Harris said when she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, “Upon being elected, I will give congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.
Here are some of the things the Democrats are salivating for regarding the 2nd Amendment:
Assault weapon ban – “Hell we cannot allow those scary black military rifles on the streets!”
High capacity magazine bans – limit all magazine sizes over 10 rounds
Universal Background Checks
Firearm and gun owner registrations – #3 will never work without these
Repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – allowing gun manufacturers to be sued for a madman using their products to kill people – in other words suing them for making a product which does what it was manufactured to do: shot projectiles through a barrel (SMH)
Confiscation of “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines from gun owners who legally own them
Reduce the amount of firearms an individual can own
Break the National Rifle Association (NRA)
Require the reporting of someone who purchases multiple firearms at the same time
Having Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inaugurated will be terrible for our country. Terrible for our freedoms. They did not win the 2020 General Election – they stole it right in front of our eyes. All of the accomplishments Donald Trump gave the country will be swept away. Over four years – assuming those two Democratic weenies cannot steal another term in 2024 – the country will be fundamentally changed. Ronald Reagan very presciently said, on October 27, 1964, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
The fight isn’t over, Patriots! Never give up hope. Never fold your hand. Always fight for our country. Do not let this generation be the generation which allows freedom to become extinct. We cannot allow those damn communist bastards to permanently fuck up our country. If that happens, we will never, ever get it back.
Yes, I said it. I am embarrassed. The world watches the United States. And I might say they watch what goes on here closely. Today, our country is more partisan than I ever recall it being – and that is saying a lot. Like many of you, I watched a most amazing State of the Union Address earlier this week. President Trump rightfully highlighted all of his major accomplishments. He was sincere. He offered to reach across the aisle to help with a school choice and an infrastructure bill. But everything fell on deaf ears on the Left.
We Learned our Lesson
The Republican Party has turned into the new party of inclusion. We learned our lesson when we rushed to impeach Bill Clinton – and Clinton actually broke the law. Not surprisingly, he was not convicted by the senate. We paid for rushing into a partisan impeachment during the next general election.
Then, starting in 2009, we managed to survive eight years of an Obama administration which had plenty of scandals of its own. Just in case you have forgotten them, here is a partial list of them:
Operation Fast & Furious for which Attorney General Eric Holder refused to comply with House subpoenas
Hillary Clinton email scandal
IRS targeting of conservative organizations (Lois Lerner)
The hacking of the Office of Personnel Management which exposed personnel files of Federal employees
Paying the terrorist supporting regime of Iran for the release of American hostages
Biden’s quid pro quo with Ukraine to fire a government prosecutor investigating his son – something which was largely unknown during Obama’s tenure but is well known now
There was plenty a Republican controlled House of Representatives could have used for impeachment – but we never yelled to impeach him. Republican freshmen representatives never screamed they were going to “impeach the mother fucker” on their first day in office – as Rashida Tlaib did. Conservative celebrities never threatened to move out of the United States. Conservatives were not pictured holding the severed head of Obama. There was no wide spread call for impeachment. Period.
Fast Forward to 2016
Even before Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican Party, there was noise of impeachment. Obama oversaw a FBI which illegally obtained FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page – an American citizen. Representatives such as Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and others were screaming for impeachment while Trump was president-elect. It has not stopped since. When the Russian Collusion narrative failed, they jumped on an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine as enough to impeach Trump.
After wasting their entire first year in the majority, the house Democrats impeached Trump over nothing. They have done absolutely nothing for their constituents for nearly 13 months. It is absolutely beyond despicable.
This is an embarrassment
This has been a week which has provided more evidence of an economy humming along in hyperdrive, falling illegal border crossings and a president willing to reach across the aisle to get things done for the people. Additionally, we got to hear the closing arguments of house managers and the president’s counsel. We knew going into last weekend that the Senate majority leadership had defeated the Left’s attempt to retry their impeachment case by inserting new witnesses. Throughout last weekend, and early this week, we heard nearly every Democrat say how unfair this was. They said, “How there could not be a trial without witnesses.” Blah, blah, blah! Cry me a damn river.
My embarrassment increased exponentially with the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night – and it had nothing to do with the speech. President Trump had ever reason to be proud of the accomplishments of his administration. But it did not matter how good the news was for ALL Americans – the Leftist crybabies would not cheer for the good which is happening right in front of their damn eyeballs. The things which are positively impacting their constituents. The only exception was Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) who stood up and applauded very regularly while sitting next to two of the biggest sour apples of the bunch: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Even things which should have received bi-partisan support did not: an original Tuskegee Airman who was promoted to brigadier general, a young black girl who was given a scholarship to attend a school of her choice and most glaringly, a family reunited when the husband, who had been serving overseas, appeared in the stands to surprise his wife and two children.
But what really sealed the entire embarrassment deal for me was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). We had to sit through the entire SOTU while watching her make faces, roll her eyes or shake her head. And then at the conclusion of the address, while the house chamber was shaking with applause, she proved just how partisan of a damn witch she is by tearing up the official speech in front of all of America – and the world. Maybe it’s true that when an aging senior citizen starts going downhill they actually start acting like a little child again. Because that was exactly the way she acted. Like a damn child.
Wednesday Healed All Wounds
While it was no secret that Donald Trump was not going to be convicted by the Senate, it was quite a relief when it really happened – made better by Chief Justice John Roberts proclamation that DJT was acquitted of all charges. The voting went fully along partisan lines, with the one exception of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) voting to convict Trump of abuse of power. It goes to show just what a damn RINO he is – and in my humble opinion it will cause his constituency to fire him during his next election. I had hoped that Sinema would stray from her Leftist partisan hacks and vote against conviction, but after applauding during the SOTU address, I am sure she was dressed down by her party’s leadership.
Looking Forward to 2020
I wish I believed this was the end of the partisan witch hunt. But old Jerry Nadler has said he may subpoena John Bolton to testify in front of his house committee. I am fairly certain we will see no mellowing of feelings on the left and nothing substantive will be accomplished by the House of Representatives before the 2020 General Election – an election I am hoping will sweep a Republican majority into the House of Representatives, increase our majority in the U.S. Senate and sweep Donald J. Trump into a landslide victory. Because the Democrats need to pay for acting like little children.
Your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker is as horrified about the recent mass shootings as any other red-blooded American. It seems as if every few days we have another tragedy caused by a sicko with a gun. Yesterday, a lone gunman killed seven and wounded another 22 innocent people in Odessa and Midland, Texas – including two law enforcement officers (LEOs). This latest shooting in Texas taking place just more than three weeks after the El Paso shooting left 22 dead and another 24 injured.
Unfortunately, the liberal media and politicians wasted no time using a tragedy to promote their narrative that guns kill and need to be restricted by “common-sense” gun reform. Here are a few of their most recent pronouncements from the gun grabbers on the Left:
From the Politicians
From the Media
Common Responses from the Left
There is a common theme perpetuated in many of these Twitter posts. Stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA), gun manufacturers and if you are Beto O’Rourke, “This is fucked up!” The media is expounding how Texas laws just taking effect have loosened gun regulations and Congress just “needs to act.” But is there anything any liberal is expounding which would prevent one of these mass shootings? In the humble opinion of Grey Beard, the answer is a resounding NO! Not one of the politicians, talking heads or opinion writers has proposed one idea which would do anything to prevent the next mass shooting.
Commonalities in Mass Shootings
Reflecting back on recent mass shootings, there are commonalities.
Warning signs witnessed by people that knew the shooter
Manifestos or social media posts which should have tipped authorities off
The shooters were loners or had been scorned or bullied
Mental health issues
While these four bullet points certainly are not all inclusive, each of these mass murderers most likely exhibited one of these things. Maybe more.
What Is Being Proposed
The list of things being proposed by the politicians filling the Twitter and Facebook timelines are worn out and very tired:
Require guns and gun owners be federally or state licensed
Enact an Assault Weapons Ban
Enact bans on high capacity magazines
Enact bans on semi-automatic weapons
Confiscate assault weapons
Let Grey Beard dissect these. First, the NRA does not support, defend or otherwise turn a blind eye to mass shooters – or for that matter, any criminal. Nor do the manufacturers of firearms. Universal Background Checks will not close any “loophole” which exists – because there are no loopholes. These background checks require gun registration in order to know if a gun is being transferred between private citizens – which will never happen. Federal and state licensing of guns and gun owners is nothing more than a feel-good proposition which would only serve to create another bureaucracy which can’t get out of its own way. High capacity magazine, assault weapon and semi-automatic bans could be enacted, but without confiscation what good would a ban do? And confiscation will Never. Ever. Happen.
I have purposely saved the Red Flag Law bullet point for last. While they may seem “commonsense,” these laws are an assault on the Bill of Rights – specifically illegal search and seizures of property and due process. To learn more about this, please read my previous post on these laws: Red Flag Laws – What You Need to Know.
Grey Beard Biker Knows What Will Work
Being that I am the Grey Beard Biker, and he is very wise with regards to firearms, here are the list of things which will help prevent the next mass shooting.
End the non-stop stream of 24 hour news on these events. Never name the suspected gunman. Many of these people are incredibly narcissistic and want to become famous – even if it’s for being a mass murderer. It is at least refreshing that the Midland shooter was not named for over 24 hours and you can count on me never giving the assknozzle any publicity.
If a friend, family member or fellow student is threatening to kill or maim people call the police. This is common sense. We do not need Red Flag Laws to make this an effective tool to stop the next killer.
Enforce all existing Federal and state gun laws – especially those dealing with obtaining and purchasing a firearm. ATF Form 4473 provides severe criminal penalties for someone trying to purchase a firearm illegally. You are an illegal purchaser if you are: purchasing the gun for anyone but yourself (straw purchase), felon or under an indictment for a felony, fugitive from justice, unlawful drug user, mentally defective, were dishonorably discharged from the armed forces or convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Lying on Form 4473 can carry a five year prison sentence.
Require every state to provide the FBI with all voluntary and involuntary mental health commitments on a timely basis. These records are what allows the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to deny gun purchases to those with a background of mental illness. Mental health issues are the very root of mass shootings. These shootings are not crimes of passion. They are perpetrated by mentally ill individuals that should not be allowed to own firearms. Unfortunately several states submit few, if any, mental health records: Rhode Island, Vermont, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana, New Hampshire and Alaska. Others report sporadically. This will inevitably be the cause of another tragedy.
Our current FBI/NICS system is a very good system. It has its flaws, but with proper state reporting, it will be vastly improved. But none of these improvements to NICS will help if the Department of Justice does not prosecute violators immediately – and to the fullest extent of the law. A September 2016 DOJ Inspector General report showed that from 2008 through 2015 only 254 violations of Form 4473 were even considered for prosecution by the local U.S. Attorney’s Office. These are people trying to buy firearms illegally. The actual prosecution rate revealed by the IG Report was 0.04%. This is beyond abysmal. Get these people off the street and prosecute them!
Together, we can help prevent these saddening mass shootings.
It’s happening right before our very eyes. America is in a state of decay. What happened to our great country? Our Founding Fathers, nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago, took 13 small British colonies and declared them independent of the British throne. They knew that the throne would consider them traitors and that they may all swing from the nearest tree. But these brave men created the greatest country on the face of the earth. Since then, we cleansed ourself from the shackles of slavery – with a loss of nearly 10% of our men – in the Civil War, fought fascism and Nazism in Europe and became the world’s greatest superpower. The Patriots who founded our country, and those who paid the supreme sacrifice to promote freedom, must be ashamed of what we have become.
Main Stream Media
One need look no further than the current Main Stream Media (MSM) to see the decay. While they claim to be presenting the news, nearly everything they report as “real” news is shrouded in a blanket of ideology. Their ratings have continued to decline over the past decade, but their followers believe what they spew because it validates their own beliefs. This is not journalism – this is the promotion of one political viewpoint over another – which is not American.
This same MSM provides a platform for politicians they agree with: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Ilhan Omar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and all the other leftist politicians. Some of those they are providing a microphone to preach anti-American garbage, anti-Semitic trash and socialist doctrine. These politicians do not hold the same views as the average American and are chipping away at what has made America great for over 200 years.
Their policies promote open borders, expansion of the welfare state, Medicare for All, free secondary education and the slow erosion of our Second Amendment. They cannot win on the battlefield of ideas. Their platform is hollow and revolves around class warfare, racism and redistribution of wealth. Simply put, they have to give things away to receive votes. Unfortunately, the entitlements they promote will come at a punitive cost to the American taxpayer.
Antifa is a stain on the great fabric of our country. While peaceful protests and civil disobedience have been key to the advancement of our great nation, Antifa represents neither. Antifa is an acronym for Anti-Fascist and represents a broad militant group. Fascism, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as:
“A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Nazism during Adolph Hitler’s formation of the Third Reich has many of the same traits as fascism: nation above its people, centralized autocratic government, a dictatorial leader and suppression of opposition.
Antifa claims to be anti-fascist, often trying to suggest President Donald J. Trump is a fascist, but this is simply not true. Trump is not a fascist. He does not forcibly suppress those who disagree with him. Rather, he calls out his opposition to ensure the people understand what he is dealing with. He is not in charge of an autocratic government. He is the chief executive of a government which still has three distinct branches. Lastly, Trump does not promote the government over the people. He understands that the government is the subject of the people and not the other way around.
Antifa, on the other hand, is fascist in nearly every way. While their chosen name may lead one to believe they are truly anti-fascist, their actions do not support that position. They are protesting a government in which the people vote their legislators and president into office – far from an autocratic form of government. Unlike in a fascist government, the President of the United States can only serve two terms. Antifa members have become violent against many of those they protest, recently beating up a gay reporter, confronting Pro-Life marchers, attacking Trump supporters and blocking traffic. This is nothing like the civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau promoted from Walden Pond. Lastly, they claim to be against white supremacy but come to their protests behind masks – much like the Ku-Klux-Klan did during the 19th and early20th centuries. This is unacceptable in a country which was built upon providing its citizens the freedoms enumerated in our Bill of Rights.
Indoctrination of the People
The Democrats having been losing in the arena of ideas since the Ronald Reagan years. Since the election of William Jefferson Clinton as president, this country has been moving more towards a far-left ideology – one drip at a time. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack H. Obama are disciples of the teachings of Saul Alinksky. Alinsky was the first “community organizer” and wrote the book, “Rules for Radicals” – which provides the modern Democrat Party many of the tactics they use today. The current hatchling of Democrat 2020 hopefuls, and their minions in congress, have not mastered all of Alinsky’s Rules, but some of them they have. Grey Beard has graded their mastery of each one:
Power is not what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have:B- (they attempt to show their power, but the majority of Americans still recognize them as weak – especially on the laws of the land)
Never go outside the experience of your people:D– (they are constantly failing here – with the same tired old faces spewing the same old hatred)
Whenever possible, go outside the experience of your enemy: C- (Trump usually has them tongue tied and resorting to the same old talking points)
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon:B+ (Ridicule and class warfare is literally the only thing many of them are accomplished at)
A good tactic is one that your people enjoy:A- (Their people love to see them attack Trump, capitalism and religion)
A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag:F (Their call for impeachment and continued investigations of Russian Collusion is way beyond its expiration date – move on already)
Keep the pressure on:B (One must give them credit – they are trying)
The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself:C (most of their plans are still quite terrifying to Patriots)
The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition:B (They have been building their organization through societal indoctrination for many years)
If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive:B (Medicare for all is a good example of their success – the more moderate Democrats have been slowly coming around to this)
The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative:C- (This may be the least understood of Alinsky’s Rules – the newest socialist members are trying to do this by throwing out something really unacceptable – like the Green New Deal – with the more moderate Dems offering a compromise which a short time ago no one would have ever seriously considered – this is perhaps the most dangerous of the Rules)
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it:A+ (Credit where credit is due – the Left has built an entire political agenda around attacking Trump and impeaching him)
Grey Beard Biker’s Summary
Do not underestimate the power these far-left ideologues have to fundamentally change our country. For years they have been formulating their tactics and have quietly worked to take over our education system, starting with the most malleable in society: our children. The leftists knew this was a long-term play – sowing the minds of these children would take a great deal of time before bearing fruit. Today’s Millennials represent a bumper crop for the Left. They have been patient, and unfortunately, they have succeeded in brainwashing an entire generation. All of us Patriots need to start taking these young people back. The risk of not doing so is beyond grave.
Your whiskery, ever lovable Grey Beard Biker does some of his best thinking early in the morning while sipping his coffee. And while he may not be very talkative early in the morning, he thinks he is quite wise at this time of the day. This morning, reflecting on last week’s Democrat Presidential Debates, one thing which kept spinning around the cobwebs of his mind was their prophetic calls for “Commonsense Gun Reforms.” This group of 20+ wannabes are so damn predictable. Whether it’s student loan forgiveness, healthcare for all, reparations for the downtrodden, government funded abortions or commonsense gun reform they all spout the same stupid talking points.
But the Grey Beard is getting ahead of himself. Having read the linked article yesterday, on Personal Defense World, he was reminded of the Bullet Points article he wrote for the July issue of Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky magazine. You see, when GBB wrote this article in mid-June, he was obviously being quite prescient about what would be said in last week’s debates. Let’s examine the July 2019 Bullet Points article (reprinted here with permission)….
Second Amendment – Danger On Our Flanks
Hello, fellow bikers. Greetings from middle Tennessee. Today, as I write my monthly article for Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky, I am preparing to take a Father’s Day ride. Father’s Day is among my favorite holidays, only being surpassed by Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. It is a day to reflect on our fathers and grandfathers.
Speaking of reflecting, all of us Second Amendment loving Patriots need to reflect on the current state of political duress facing each of us. We definitely need to be involved in our political process as we are currently facing a serious threat on our flanks. Look no further than the current slate of 23(?) Democrats who have officially announced their candidacy for their party’s presidential nomination. All of these candidates will have a chance over the coming months to state their positions – and all of them have a position on the Second Amendment. Let’s look at some:
Joe Biden’s (D-DE) official position on guns is that he wants universal background checks, bans on “assault rifles” and adoption of finger print activated “smart guns.” While on the stump, in May, he admitted that the “Second Amendment exists,” but it doesn’t mean, “[everyone is] entitled to own a gun.”
Corey Booker (D-NJ) is proposing a national (Federal) gun licensing program which would impose minimum standards for gun ownership across the country. Prospective gun owners would have to apply for a license, and sit for an interview, in much the same way one applies for a passport. Additionally, universal background checks and assault weapon bans are part of Booker’s wish list.
Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) is also promoting far reaching gun regulations including such “common sense” reforms as holding the gun industry responsible for gun violence, banning “military” assault rifles and the establishment of a nationwide gun licensing system.
Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) is proud of her NRA “F” rating and touting it on her own campaign website, where she calls for passing universal background checks – which would inevitably require national gun registration – closing gun sale loopholes (which don’t exist) and banning assault style weapons.
Kamala Harris (D-CA) is making executive action the centerpiece of her plans on gun control, where she would implement “near universal background checks,” revoking gun manufacturers’ licenses (which they don’t need today) and require anyone selling more than five guns per year to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
John Hickelooper (D-CO) also promotes his NRA “F” rating, promoting a policy on gun reform which will include universal background checks, national gun licensing, raising the national age for gun purchases to 21, restricting magazine capacities, banning all assault rifles and providing Federal grants to states which pass “Red Flag” laws.
Eric Swalwell (D-CA) states that he will no longer turn a blind eye to gun violence, proposing “truly” universal background checks, for guns and ammunition, push states to enact “gun violence restraining orders” and remove all “weapons of war” (code speak for those scary black assault rifles) from our communities, “once and for all.” This created a Twitter firestorm, where Joe Biggs Tweeted, “So basically Swalwell wants a war… You’re outta your fucking mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power.” Swalwell, in true gun grabber speak, quickly responded to Biggs, Tweeting, “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit.”
Now, this is nothing new for leftist politicians. They have been after our guns for a very long time. But the biggest threat is that they are listening more carefully to a media which is unhinged when it comes to guns. A media which neither understands gun owners, how guns work or the current Federal requirements of background checks. This is setting up a very dangerous dichotomy which blurs what we have today to what their Utopian societal dreams truly are. They cloak most of their proposals in the grossly overused phrase, “common sense gun reform.” But please don’t be fooled by anything any one of these candidates refer to as common sense. They totally prove the adage, “common sense is not so common” today.
The Grey Beard Biker realizes that the General Election of 2020 is still a long way in the future. Do not be lured into thinking their proposals are not an imminent threat. The politicians running to lead our state and Federal governments are attracting growing numbers of supporters who believe government should be larger. That the government should provide the things we have provided ourselves for generations: health care insurance, free college tuition, free abortions and student loan forgiveness. These people also want a country free of any reference to God, a country where free speech is limited to those whom they agree with, a country where the government sanctions killing babies – even after they’re born, a country where everyone – including the dead and illegal aliens – can vote – as long as they vote for them. But most importantly they want a country free of guns – unless you are an ultra-rich celebrity, politician, athlete, philanthropist, or Democrat/Socialist donor. Then you can own guns for the times you leave your walled compound with your armed gestapo. Do not let them take our country, brothers and sisters. Act today. Talk to your children and young people around you. The fight is here. Entertain your Grey Beard Biker as he dissects some of their stupid ideas:
Universal Background Checks
Every time a heinous crime is committed with a firearm – be it a pistol or rifle – the gun grabbers reiterate their call for universal background checks. These anti-freedom politicians never even wait for the victims’ bodies to cool before they step up to a supportive press to call for “commonsense gun reform” – which is followed immediately by a fresh call for universal background checks.
So what would a universal background check bill entail? First, universal background checks would require background checks on sales of firearms between individuals. Today, private sales do not require a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer to perform a NICS (NationalInstant Criminal Background CheckSystem) be run by the FBI before the transfer. With a universal background check bill in place, a father could not give his son a shotgun for Christmas!
What those Leftists proposing universal background checks know, but will never admit, is that universal background checks cannot work without one very critical component: a gun registry. Without the gun registry the government would have no idea who owns which guns. They would have no way to enforce background checks between individuals without the registry.
You must recognize they position new regulations as commonsense, knowing they will have to come back and enact more stringent laws to enforce their simple, commonsense gun reforms. This is their way of slowly moving further to the left, one little commonsense gun reform at a time. It’s kind of like dropping a frog in boiling water. He will jump right out. But if you put him in water and slowly bring it to a boil, the poor frog won’t realize he is the main course until he is well on the way to be cooked. Sooner or later, that dripping faucet will fill a pool. Drip, drip, drip, drip…
Never forget that their ultimate goal is to get rid of all guns. The universal background check will lead to a gun registry which is necessary for them to create their Utopian Society – free of all guns. Without the gun registry, they do not know where the guns are. With it, they know exactly where to send their gestapo to confiscate all of our guns.
Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)
While not part of every Leftist wannabe president’s platform, they all support Extreme Risk Protection Orders – better known as Red Flag Laws. Several states have already passed such laws: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. No surprise here. These leftist states are all against personal freedom when it comes to the Second Amendment. Designed to temporarily remove guns from someone who poses an immediate threat to themselves or a spouse, these laws may seem “commonsense.” Everyone can agree that someone can suffer a temporary lack of judgment during a breakup, financial crisis or custody fight. This could lead them to do something horrendous which they would never normally do. The problem with these ERPOs is how they are obtained.
ERPOs are obtained by a family member, friend, neighbor or acquaintance going to a judge and asking for the order, Ex Parte. Ex parte means that the person being accused is not present. The judge will make a decision to remove someone’s firearms based solely on testimony of an individual without speaking with the accused being interviewed. This is fraught with pitfalls. What if the person requesting the ERPO is themselves a gun owner and is actually the person planning to use the firearm illegally? By obtaining the Red Flag order, the police will go and remove the only protection the accused has against the person who is a risk, leaving them with no means of protection. Lastly, who decides when the person deemed an Extreme Risk can get their property back. Without equal protection under the law, these ERPOs are dangerous. The Grey Beard Biker could get behind these laws if they offer both parties parity in protection.
Assault Weapon Bans & Restrictions on Magazine Capacities
These two gun grabber proposals do not need a lot of examination from your Grey Beard Biker. First, the scary black assault rifles the leftists propose to either ban or confiscate are no different than the common semi-automatic hunting rifles in gun safes across the country. They want to define them by simple cosmetic accoutrements like pistol grips, forearm stocks or collapsible butt stocks. But, at the end of the day, these two guns operate the same – one bullet fired with each trigger pull. A true assault rifle – or “weapon of war” – has a select fire switch – offering single shot, three round burst or fully automatic fire. These firearms are already highly controlled and have not been used in any mass shootings.
Restrictions on high-capacity magazines are not affective in reducing the body count of a determined madman. With practice, swapping magazines can be quickly done – even in an extreme stress situation. One need just remember the Virginia Tech shooter who used common semi-automatic pistols to kill 33 people! Pushing either of these commonsense gun laws will prove folly and will do nothing to prevent the next mass shooting.
Ammo restrictions are something which were nearly unthinkable three years ago. Today, several states have enacted laws which require background checks to purchase ammunition, limits on how much can be purchased, how often purchases can be made and how much ammunition you can possess at one time. The states with the most restrictive ammunition laws are California and New York who require background checks at the point-of-purchase. But other liberal states are not missing the chance to limit your personal freedoms. Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey all require ammunition purchasers to pass a background check to obtain a license to buy ammunition. These are prime examples of leftist gun grabbing laws designed to keep law abiding gun owners from exercising their rights, as codified by God and the Second Amendment. The current laws in these states will do absolutely nothing to prevent gun violence.
Interviews with murderers and gangbangers in prison have proven that these people are not buying guns and ammunition legally at a local gun store or big-box retailer. They get their stuff illegally on the street. But, mark Grey Beard Biker’s words, every one of these candidates will support background checks on ammunition sales and limits on how much ammo a person can possess. Swalwell has already come out and said he supports this restriction. In fact, his state, California has already passed such a law. These laws are more about taxing people than making our streets safer.
Grey Beard Biker Recommendations
Ranting about stupid leftist gun grabber proposals is not something Grey Beard will do without offering recommendations which make sense and which will reduce potential body counts. So here are some Grey Beard Biker Approved Commonsense things our legislators can do now:
Enforce current laws regarding FFL background checks and prosecute everyone who lies on form 4473 to attempt an illegal gun purchase – this includes straw purchasers, those who lie about current orders of protection, previous felonies or previous dishonorable discharges from the military
Require every state to immediately report commitments to inpatient mental health facilities, whether they are voluntary or involuntary. These records should be instantly available to the FBI and stored in one FBI database. Currently, at best, these are reported to the NICS system sporadically – or worse yet – not at all!
Require all schools have either SROs, specially trained teachers or armed forces veterans present and fully armed in our schools. It is well documented that those bent on killing large quantities of people stay clear of “gun-free zones.” – not necessarily because they don’t want to die – but because they do not want their death toll diminished because an armed good guy kills them too quickly.
Provide firearms safety training in all public schools – by taking away the curiosity young children have with guns they will learn to respect them and use them safely
Together, legal law abiding gun owners working with their legislators can make our children and innocent people safer in our streets. An armed public, is after all, a polite public and a good guy with a gun is the best protection against a bad guy with a gun.