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I have written before about how the #Left has played the long game for decades. Most recently in my blog post: The Long Game of the Left. They cannot fundamentally change our #Republic without controlling our thoughts and censoring opposing views – views which most Americans will fully embrace – like: Freedom, Liberty and the Peaceful Pursuit of Happiness. As long as the majority of our citizenry embrace the beliefs of our Founding Fathers the Liberal Socialists cannot be successful. If they control the narrative they will control us.

Here are some of the key things they will have to do to beat us Patriots:

  1. Control the flow of information that Americans can digest
  2. Stifle the free speech of those they disagree with
  3. Brainwash the youth through indoctrination
  4. Keep repeating outlandish claims until the populace believes them
  5. Remove religion and faith from public discourse
  6. Control access to firearms
  7. Make the citizenry dependent on the State

Let’s take a look at each of these key ingredients:

Control Access to Information

Freedom of the Press no longer exists

It is no secret that the media and press have controlled access to information for many years. They will report endlessly on things which they agree with ideologically but suppress access to information which contradicts their preferred narrative.

A perfect example is how the Mainstream Media (MSM) and leftist newspapers covered the Hunter Biden laptop story in the weeks leading up to the November 3rd General Election. After the New York Post broke the story, far left rags like the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Hill quickly came out and wrote editorials calling the New York Post desperate and blasting holes in their article. All their editorials dismissed very solid reporting by the Post and defamed the computer repair shop owner who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden. And what about the coverage on top MSM outlets like CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC? Nearly zilch. They ignored it, preventing millions of people who rely on their news reporting to access critical information in the days leading up to the election.

Through disinformation and slanderous editorials these organizations have taken an active roll in brainwashing the American public – and the electorate. While this is nothing new, they are more brazen now and do not care that it is so obvious.

Censorship of Free Speech

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censor free speech

I have only been on Twitter for 18 months. I started with @GreyBeard_Biker in July of 2019 to promote this blog. I had built a base of followers nearly 65,000 strong before TWATTER suspended my account in July 2020. Not to be silenced, I started a new account, @GreyGhost_Biker the same day. After 4 1/2 months I had built this account to nearly 30,000 followers. #JackAzz at TWIT suspended that account on November 6, 2020. Being that I am stubborn as fuck, I started @ghostbiker2 the same day and built it to nearly 20,000 followers in 5 1/2 weeks. The #AssnozzleJack took that account down on December 23. What a big fucking Merry Christmas from the Censorship prone Twitter. At this point, I was nearly done with this bullshit. But my beautiful Tarheel gal, @RacieSicilian convinced me that I could not let this stand. I could not allow #JackAzz to silence me. So on Christmas Eve, I started my newest TWATTER account: @Cigars_Harleys. Today, I am a couple hundred followers from 3,000.

Why do these tech giants and social media companies continue to do this? Because conservative patriots are much more organized and their reach within these platforms is much more significant than that of #Snowflakes, #Socialists, #Communists, #Marxists and #SoyBoyz and their purple haired #SoyGirlz.

The first time my Twitter account went down, I immediately received an email from Twitter saying my account was suspended. It provided directions on how to appeal the suspension. Because they were taking down so many conservative accounts, they were inundated with appeals. When Twitter suspended my last two accounts, I did not even receive emails. They obviously didn’t want to be bothered with my appeals.

This is censorship of the highest magnitude and because these companies make you agree to their “Terms of Service,” there is literally nothing you can do. The only recourse is for the Federal government to repeal Section 230 which protects these #Communist companies from being sued.

Brainwash our Youth

The Brainwashing of our Children

I am an old Grey Beard Biker. When I was in primary school in the 1960s, the only real controversial thing which we witnessed was desegregation – something which was way overdue. During my high school years real history was taught, there was no #CommonCore and no #ParticipationTrophies given out. Rarely did you hear about what Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan said in speeches. We were truly innocent. 😂🤣😂

By the time my kids were in school, in the 1980s, our educational system had been taken over by the youth of the Saul Alinsky generation. The far #Leftists of the time knew that they had to play a long game and slowly indoctrinate our children through a constant drip of propaganda. By the time my children were of voting age, in the early 2000s, the damage had been done. A large majority of young voters were solidly far Left Democrats by the time George W. Bush ran for president in 2000. This has continued for three generations and will keep continuing until we change our educational system – especially that of post secondary state run schools. Unfortunately, so many parents raising kids in the 80s and 90s did not recognize what was going on and let their children be taken over by #Communists.

The very far Left has won the long game in this chapter of their playbook. Until we break up the Department of Education, and all of the state education boards, the only hope for preventing this indoctrination is through the home schooling of our youth.

Make outlandish claims, and repeat

Lie, Lie, Lie – And Keep Repeating the Lie

Whether it be the MSM, Leftist newspapers or #Leftist politicians, their tactics remain the same. Make outlandish claims. Repeat them. Repeat them again. And keep repeating them. At some point, a large portion of the populace begins to believe what they are force fed.

We witnessed this in the most YUGE way when Donald Trump was elected in 2016. Hell, even before the election we heard about #RussianCollusion. Everywhere you turned, a #DemonRat politician was claiming that the election was stolen due to Russian hackers. It was all over the news, with the MSM repeating the same narrative constantly. Like. Every. Single. Night.

The same can be said for #GlobalWarming, #ClimateChange and the #GreenNewDeal. The #Leftists have continued to say the most existential threat to the world is Global Warming. After their narrative began to lose traction – in the early 2000s (remember Al Gore?) – they changed the name to Climate Change. They lined up scientists who used #FakeScience and called those who didn’t ascribe to their claims #ClimateDeniers. They repeated their claims over and over and over again. They never tired of the narrative and more and more people believed that we were 100, 50, 20 or even 10 years away from our own extinction. But no solid science confirms their claims.

Over the past eight months we have lived with the narrative that all conservatives are racists. Hell, since Charlottesville, we have been told that Trump is a white supremacist and all of his supporters belong to skinhead groups which still lynch black people. While I will not deny there are racists, they are few and far between and are condemned by the vast majority of conservatives – including Donald J. Trump. But with the rise of Black Lives Matter (#BLM) and Antifa, the left has been very slow to deny calling them out for what they are – domestic terrorist groups. Conservatives believe All Lives Matter. Including black lives. But these groups have the media and #Leftist politicians in their pocket and continually claim they are peaceful protesters. What a fucking bunch of hooey. They are violent anti-American terrorist groups wanting to change the very fabric of our country. And it is so ironic that Antifa claims to be Anti-Fascist. The very fact that they will attack other peaceful protesters proves their name is an oxymoron. They are the fascists. But as long as the MSM and leftist politicians continue to say, over and over again, that they are peaceful protesters, the uninformed populace will continue to swallow their narrative hook-line-and-sinker.

Remove Religion from Public Discourse

The Left: No Religious Freedom without Freedom from Religion

When our Founding Fathers wrote our Bill of Rights, they made sure to include this key clause:

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion…”

With perhaps the exception of the Second Amendment, no other portion of our country’s founding documents has been more perverted by the #Leftists than the first 10 words of our Bill of Rights. They throw around the term, “Separation of church and state.” But they fail to acknowledge that the Founders did not intend to have a Godless country but a country without a mandatory religion of the state – like England’s Anglican Church. The Founders firmly believed that religion had a place in our government and in 1956 our great nation adopted, “In God We Trust,” as our motto.

The #Leftists have continually worked to remove every symbol of God from American discourse – and every government place. And while politicians like Nancy Pelosi, and the alleged president-elect, Joe Biden, claim to be Catholic, they fully support the murder of unborn babies. The acceptance of abortion is not congruent with any Christian faith – so the #Leftists continue to push for a faithless society in the United States. And simply put, a country founded on the premise that, “All men are created equal” is not compatible with the far #Leftist beliefs which Saul Alinsky eschewed in Rules for Radicals. This treatise that the new Socialist Democrats embrace cannot prosper in a country which freedom or religion exists. And this is exactly why the #Leftists attack religion so fervently. We must not allow these alleged Christians to take away our Christian underpinnings.

Diminish – and preferably kill – the Second Amendment

The Right to Bear Arms Shall Not be Infringed

Without guns, Americans cannot suppress tyranny. Plain. And. Fucking. Simple. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with a militia the way the left tries to pervert the meaning of militia. The militia is not the National Guard of a state – but rather the entire citizenry of each state. The Founding Fathers would not have written the #2A any differently even if they knew that one day there would be “Scary Black Rifles” and “Weapons of War” available to the general public – which is not to say that the AR-15 is a weapon of war. That is only what the #GunGrabbers want you to believe. Until “select fire” rifles are available to the general public, the general public has no access to weapons of war. Period.

What these far left political hacks want us to believe is that you can get rid of gun violence by limiting – or eliminating – access of law abiding citizens to firearms. This is a lie. And. They. Know. It. The criminals will still have illegal firearms and still kill other criminals – and innocent citizens. What they completely understand is that they cannot tyrannically suppress freedom loving patriots if these patriots continue to have access to guns. Adolph Hitler knew this and he confiscated guns from his citizens. There would be no blind allegiance to his form of tyranny as long as his country had guns to resist the shackles he wanted to impose. It is no different today. The #DemonRats know they can only push us so far before we fight back. And fight back HARD.

I have written about this in greater detail in my article, “The Second Amendment.” (Yes, I know it is a very original title!) Please check it out if you love our Second Amendment!

Create a State of Dependency

Remember me? I am Slick Willy!

The Democrats have been working hard on creating a #SocialistState since FDR introduced the New Deal. Unlike his uncle, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt believed that a country dependent on the Federal government is a populace which could be controlled. And while the Great Depression was a terrible time to live through, this old Grey Beard Biker would propose that this current time, with the #COVIDHoax, BLM/Antifa riots and a #StolenElection, is every single bit as dangerous for our great Republic as the Great Depression. In fact, it is more dangerous.

While it may have really started with the #NewDeal, the #Socialists have continued to make Americans more dependent on the Federal government. Here are some programs which smack of #Socialism: Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, Food Stamps, free school lunches, Obama phones, #ObamaCare (ACA), Earned Income Tax Credit, etc., etc. The list goes on and on. And while I do not believe it prudent to get rid of programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, these programs have created a country which does not promote personal responsibility.

Today, the far left #DemocraticSocialists want to only increase our dependency on the #NannyState. Currently, these politicians are proposing sweeping new social programs: Single Payer Healthcare (Medicare for All), Student Loan Forgiveness, Free Housing for the People, free child care for all, free college and the expansion of Child Tax Credits. These programs would bankrupt the United States and make all Americans more subordinate of the Federal government. And while the socialists love socialism when they can take other people’s wealth, they no longer like it when it takes theirs.

But don’t let these wacky leftists make you believe they really care about the poor. What they care about is absolute control. Because if they can control you, they will have absolute power. And as they say, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” These huge social programs are in fact an albatross to a democratic republic. They are there to create a perpetual state of dependency which you cannot extract yourself from. It leads to total censorship of divergent ideas, confiscation of books, a government press and media, government industry, government farms and the confiscation of private property. Am I being extreme? No, I think not.

Conclusion

We are at a critical juncture in the United States. We are at a crossroads which, if you turn the wrong direction, you cannot make a u-turn. The road is too narrow and there are no pull offs. And it is sharply downhill and very icy. We cannot allow the theft of our country – and that starts with the theft of a free and fair election. Joe Biden stole the election and will not give up the power which he knows comes with the presidency.

#StopTheSteal

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@Cigars_Harleys on the TWITTER

Your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker seldom acknowledges the successes of the Democrats and socialist leftists. Watching One America News Network’s coverage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s presser, announcing the House of Representatives will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, I found myself pondering what, if anything, the left has been successful at. God knows they have done absolutely nothing for the American people they represent since taking the majority in January. Absolutely nothing! Unless you count this impeachment inquiry as an accomplishment – which would be, at best, an albatross.

But I must give them credit for playing the long game. They have showed patience at fulfilling their long-term goal of slowly eroding the ground conservatives stand on. One need look no further than their successes turning once red states purple – and often solid blue. Over the years, California went from electing conservative governors like Ronald Reagan to a socialist libtard like Gavin Newsom – a true dunce that could not find his way out of a wet paper sack.

Today, the streets of San Francisco are awash in feces, urine and used syringes. There are tent cities in all of the major metropolitan areas and they allow illegal aliens sanctuary. Reagan must be astonished looking down from heaven. And probably ashamed of his adopted home state.

But they obviously did not stop at California. With states like New York, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey hemorrhaging their population to tax and business friendly states like Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas the liberals are flooding into these great places. (Hell, the liberals can’t even stand what the far leftists are doing.) All this migration has caused dramatic changes in states which have been traditionally conservative like North Carolina, Florida and Texas. If you recall, Florida almost elected a far leftist governor in 2018 and Beto O’Rourke, right up until election day, gave Senator Ted Cruz a serious run in Texas.

Indoctrination of our Schools

If you look at everything else the Democrat Party has done, which is not much, their single biggest success has been indoctrinating our young people. This started in the early 1970s, a period of time I remember well, with the publication of Saul Alinksky’s Rules For Radicals. The despicable Hillary Clinton actually wrote her college thesis on Alinsky, heaping praise on him.

Rule #13 of Rules for Radicals is: “Pick the target, freeze it, and polarize it.” This is exactly what the left has done with their takeover of higher education. Other baby boomers, like Hillary, grasped onto Alinsky’s rules and flooded college campuses as professors, deans and department heads. Their offspring (students), in turn, propagated throughout other educational institutions.

Ultimately, their plan was to brainwash the young people. It was something they realized would take several generations. But over the years, they have successfully transformed our youth. During the time I was in school, from the late 1960s, to the early 1980s, their efforts to take over were not visible. Schools then were grappling with desegregation, Vietnam protesters and drugs.

Today, the far Leftists are doing everything they can to turn our youth into socialist automatons which do and say as they’re told. The results of their long game are beginning to pay off. Not only do you see the results of their actions in colleges/universities, you are seeing it in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Our children are becoming less tolerant and are demanding their safe spaces.

Key Wins For the Left

So let’s look at some of the major initiatives the left has been successful in implementing – whether through regulation, legislation or court victories.

  • Removing the daily Pledge of Allegiance from our classrooms
  • Removing all reference to religion across the entire public educational system
  • Adoption of Common Core
  • Changes to sex education – even for 2nd and 3rd graders – to include teaching them about gay, bi-sexual, lesbian and transgender lifestyles
  • Rewriting school textbooks to promote liberal/socialist ideals and removing those which offer balanced lessons
  • Rewriting our country’s history in order to make children loathe great historic figures, important events and the capitalism which allowed generations of Americans to prosper
  • Encouraged our students to demand conservative speech and rallies be silenced
  • Removing conservative educators from of schools
  • Repeated claims that conservative people are racist, sexist homophobes – or worse – Communists

What Can Be Done?

It is never too late to push for change. But the proverbial train has left the station with regards to adults younger than 35. This indoctrination movement started in earnest in the early 1980s and has been running along at top speed since. School boards, school administrators, teachers and principals are liberal and unbending. Many of these people were students during the early period of liberal indoctrination. But, regardless of their previous successes, we must act. Here are some things we can do:

  1. Attend your school district’s board meetings – demand that they put balanced text books back in the classrooms
  2. Demand traditional sex education be returned to the curriculum – and only when children are old enough to understand
  3. Ask for the Pledge Allegiance be returned to the classroom
  4. Parent your children by becoming involved with their education – learn what they are being taught each day and teach them the values you expect them to grow up with
  5. Get involved with conservative speech and rallies in your area – the larger the crowd, the harder it is to silence them
  6. Home school your children if you have the means

We must get involved in teaching our youth the values we want them to grow up with. Where the educational system fails them, we need to step in and offer balance, wisdom and acceptance of those they do not agree with.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ,
Grey Beard Biker
gbb@thegreybeardbiker.com
@GreyBeard_Biker on the Twitter

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. 

Leftist Politicians

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

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 early 20th 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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Whenever possible, go outside the experience of your enemy: C- (Trump usually has them tongue tied and resorting to the same old talking points)
  4. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon: B+ (Ridicule and class warfare is literally the only thing many of them are accomplished at)
  5. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy: A- (Their people love to see them attack Trump, capitalism and religion)
  6. 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)
  7. Keep the pressure on: B (One must give them credit – they are trying)
  8. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself: C (most of their plans are still quite terrifying to Patriots)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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.

Grey Beard Biker