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America is Still Struggling With the Failure of Reconstruction

Given the events that have transpired since its airing a few weeks ago, I’m sure if the producers of the mini-series “Grant” had it to do all over again, they’d have made it 8 hours and 4 episodes in length instead of its 6 hours/3 episodes format. The first two episodes did a fine job of detailing Grant’s up-bringing and early years, his struggles through many failures in life, his rise through the ranks of Union generals, and the start of his successful prosecution of the final campaign of the War through Virginia.

But the final 2-hour episode attempted to cover far too much ground: The final, climactic months of the War; Lee’s surrender at Appomattox; the assassination of Lincoln; Grant’s commission to oversee the failed Reconstruction process; Grant’s two-term presidency and his final days finishing his memoirs while suffering with fatal cancer of the throat. It was far, far too much crucially important ground to try to cover in just two hours, especially with at least nine 5-minute-long commercial breaks sprinkled into the mix.

The last two weeks of demonstrations in the wake of the murder of George Floyd; the demonstrations, riots, looting and burning of a dozen major U.S. cities reminiscent of Sherman’s march through Atlanta to the sea; and the burgeoning national debate that is now taking place over policing and race relations cries out for detailed re-examination not of the Civil War or Grant’s presidency, but of that period of Reconstruction which, had it been properly executed by people of good intent, could have unified the nation and put in place conditions that might have avoided much of the racial strife that followed and continues to this day.

If you search your memories you will realize that no one – not even Ken Burns in his great “The Civil War” documentary – has produced a truly thorough recounting of that terrible time in our nation, and which lays true accountability for the horrors that took place. “Grant” gave it very short shrift, as the producers did everything they could to avoid laying any blame a the feet of the title subject and his often ham-handed management of the process.

The one of hundreds of atrocities the series does go into some detail about is the New Orleans Massacre of July 30, 1866, an event in which a band of former Confederate soldiers slaughtered dozens of freed slaves who were organizing themselves to participate in the upcoming elections. That all happened under the not-so-watchful eye of General William Sherman and a garrison of the Union Army before the Reconstruction Act of 1867 had been passed by congress. “Grant” also makes vague reference to dozens of similar incidents that took place all over the South in the subsequent years, but goes into little detail about them.

It also briefly mentions the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during that period of time, but goes into no detail about the fact that the Klan was actually created by the Democratic Party – which dominated the Southern states – after the 1866 elections, in which the Northern States overwhelmingly awarded control of congress to the Republican Party of Lincoln and Grant. Just as the Democrat Party created Antifa immediately following the 2016 elections, in which the northern states of PA, MI and WI turned Red and awarded the presidency and both houses of congress to the Republicans. There is a pattern to all of this.

Here we stumble right upon the very real reason why Hollywood has been so reluctant to fully explore the period of Reconstruction in documentary format: It is impossible to honestly do so without making the crystal clear, direct connection between the Klan and the Democrat Party. Indeed, it was the rise of the Klan as the military wing of the Democrat Party that rendered Grant’s assignment of executing on the Reconstruction laws an impossible mission. It was too deeply embedded in the Southern culture to be rooted out. The series makes passing mention of the fact that supposed pillars of these communities – doctors, lawyers, farmers and civic leaders – were all engaged with the Klan.

Sadly, that remained the reality in many cities and towns all over the South for well over a century. Indeed, as recently as just 2010 – a bare decade ago – a former member of the Klan – Democrat Robert Byrd of West Virginia – held a prominent position of leadership in the United States Senate. Other former Klan members with names like Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, William Fulbright, and Ernest Hollings held seats in the Senate in modern times, long after the passage of the Civil Rights bills in the mid-1960s.

Even sadder, the existence today of Antifa as the military wing of the Democrat Party will just as readily ensure that no real reconciliation will come from the debate currently raging in Washington and across our national news media. The simple reality is that those on the radical left who have basically seized control of that Party actively oppose reconciliation and seek violent revolution instead.

Congress may pass a few bills and pat itself on the back for doing it, but the real battles are taking place right now in the radical city council of Minneapolis, which is about to disband its police department, and on Capitol Hill in Seattle, where Antifa has forcibly seized control of an 8 square block area, with armed guards preventing the police from entering the area.

Just as we will never receive an honest accounting of the role of the Ku Klux Klan’s destruction of Reconstruction, we will not receive an honest accounting of Antifa from our national news media, which is working to destroy our nation from within today. Because an honest accounting of either requires the examination of the fact that both destructive groups were the creation of the national Democrat Party, and no one in Hollywood or the Democrat-controlled news media can afford to go there.

That is all.

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Israeli Doctors Cure Cancer: Can They Cure the Democrat Party?

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s like a recurring cancer. – The Pantsuit Princess may have been out of mind for the past couple of months, but don’t be fooled – she’s just been lying dormant, awaiting her next chance to begin metastasizing across the body politic.

According to CNN – yes, I know, that’s like saying “according to Mother Goose”, but bear with me here – the Grasping Grifter has been telling friends and colleagues to keep their powder dry on supporting any of the myriad other candidates already in the race, because she “hasn’t ruled out” making yet another run for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020.  Oh, goody.

My opinion is that this is just more fake news from CNN. The Fainting Felon’s time has finally passed, her career effectively ended when the DNC voted to deny its so-called “super delegates” a vote on the first ballot at the 2020 nominating convention. The Coughing Crook has never been interested in getting into a race she can’t rig, knowing she is personally too toxic to win on a level playing field.

But hey, I could be wrong – it wouldn’t be the first time. So, keep an eye out and if you see a sudden run on hospital gowns and Robitussin, then you’ll know she’s putting together a wardrobe and medicine cabinet for one final grab at the golden ring.

If she does run, maybe these guys can cure that, too. – This does not come from CNN, so it could be real.  The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that a team of Israeli scientists believe they have developed the world’s first real, generic cure for cancers of all types:

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

I don’t know what half of that means, but it sure sounds good, and I’m hoping it can not only be applied to the Pantsuit Princess but the Democrat Party as a whole, since it is just filled with cancerous candidates these days.

The latest Democrat cancer on our society comes from California, because of course it does. Its name is “Kamala Harris” and it is the female clone of America’s Worst Mistake, Barack Hussein Obama.

Like Obama in 2008, Harris is the CNN choice to be the Democrat nominee for 2020, and, just two days after she announced her candidacy, the fake news network awarded her with her own personal “townhall”. There, she was peppered for an hour with softball questions like “where did you get that dress?” and “why are you so darn good looking?”

Ok, she wasn’t asked those things, but she might as well have been.

Like America’s Worst Mistake, who got his association with the Rev. Wright out to the public early so his media supporters could quickly bury it, Harris got her own dirty laundry out there early. Her ex-boyfriend, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, gave an interview bare hours after Harris announced her candidacy (this was neither an accident nor coincidence) to say, essentially, ‘yeah, we had an affair, and yeah, I set her entire political career up because of it, so what?’

So what, indeed? After all, that’s exactly the sort of personal background item Democrat voters have proved time and time again that they just love in their fraudulent presidential candidates.

If you expect anyone in our fake news media to dwell upon the utter fraud of Harris’s claims to have broken some sort of “glass ceiling” (sleeping with your mentor for career advancement doesn’t really qualify, after all), think again.

Here’s how it’s actually going to go:  Now that the Usual fake news Suspects have filed perfunctory reports on Brown’s comments, they will drop that story like a hot potato, declare it to be “old news” and not just demonize but attempt to literally destroy the lives of anyone who tries to raise the matter in the future. Because that’s what our fake news media is and does.

CNN now has its candidate in the race, and that means Irish Bob O’Rourke had better announce his candidacy pretty quick, or his opening could close. Irish Bob had the New York Times in his pocket throughout his run for the senate vs. Ted Cruz last year, and would no doubt have the corrupt newspaper of fake record planted there again like a good little pet hamster if he announces soon.

But the time has come for him to poop or get off the proverbial pot, because the fake editors and fake reporters at the Times aren’t going to just sit in the corner forever waiting for their most-desired 2020 date to ask them for a dance.

At this point, it’s hard to see what Irish Bob is waiting for. After all, he has live-streamed his tonsils, leaked the video of his playing a Ramones song while wearing a sheep suit and questioned the ongoing viability of the U.S. Constitution: What other qualifications for office does a typical Democrat presidential nominee even need?

Go, Irish Bob, Go.  The New York Times is waiting for its turn to dance the fake news waltz.

*sigh*

That is all.

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For the Democrats, Riots are now an Accepted Political Strategy

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Maxine Waters riot-incitement formula:

First, go out on a Saturday and use inflammatory language designed to encourage leftist violence against the President of the United States, his staff and his supporters.

Second, make a series of TV appearances in which you use the same inflammatory language while denying you’re using inflammatory language – no worries, you know the fake interviewers will just go along.

Third, make false claims of receiving life-threatening emails and letters from a bunch of the President’s supporters.

Fourth, cancel a couple of fundraisers in far-away states on the false claim that you’re the one being threatened.

Finally, go out the next Saturday and start the process all over again, which is what Mad Maxine did yesterday at one of the staged “abolish ICE!” rallies in Los Angeles.

This is pure Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals 101.

And hey, the Braying Buffoon got her wish yesterday, as a full-blown riot incited by her pals in the fascist Antifa group took place on the streets of Portland, Oregon.  Films clearly show a counter-demonstration by the Patriot Prayers group walking peacefully down a street, and black-masked Antifa thugs – funded by George Soros and your Democrat Party – pelting the group with eggs, rocks and no telling what else.

Finally, when one of the thugs lobbed some sort of fireworks into the Patriot Prayers group – injuring at least one – the demonstrators reacted and a full-blown riot began.  Portland authorities and the fake news media did their best to blame the peaceful “right-wing” demonstrators – who, unlike the Antifa thugs, actually had a city-issued permit to stage their rally – but the film is clear and unambiguous.

This is just the first of what will become many, many more riots to come this summer and fall, because the reality is that one of our two major political parties is tacitly endorsing the behavior, and even helping to fund it.  This is the manifestation of the frustration within a political party that was, just a decade ago, the clear majority political party in this country and is now, after the radicalization led by Barack Obama, a small, regional party isolated in coastal areas and a handful of large cities out here in Flyover Country.

Not so long ago, this was a party that knew how to win elections.  More than anything else, what Obama did to the Democrat Party was to “transform” it into a pack of spoiled children who no longer “feel like” (because with spoiled children, everything is about “feelings”) they should have to win elections, because having power is somehow their entitlement.

When spoiled, entitled children become frustrated, they lash out, and that’s what the Democrat Party and its radical leftist support base is doing right now.  They know they’re losing in the public arena of ideas, they see their “blue wave” to which their fake news media made them feel entitled during the winter and spring slipping away, and they’re tossing a tantrum at the prospect of yet another looming Election Day on which they do not get their way.

As Election Day approaches and the scope of their coming defeat begins to become increasingly manifest, the tantrums will only grow more extreme and violent, because there are no adults in the Democrat Party anymore, no authority figures to send the acting-out children to sit in a corner for a little “time out” period.  That became crystal clear 20 months ago when, as Antifa and other Soros-funded leftist groups staged riots and violent acts all over the country in the wake of the election, not one Democrat Party authority figure had the personal integrity to speak out against them.

All it would have taken back in November/December of 2016 would have been for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to make a call for cooler heads to prevail, and it would have all been nipped in the bud.  Instead, they and every other “leader” in the Democrat Party simply signed themselves up as a part of the “resistance” and put the black-masked Antifa thugs essentially in charge of their party’s prospects for 2018 and beyond.

Because this is not an organic movement, it is a strategy.  Many of you may remember that, just a few days after Election Day 2016, the leaders of the Democrat Party held a three-day summit meeting with Mr. Soros and other major Democrat funders to develop a post-election disaster strategy for the coming four years.  The headline of the story summarizing this summit in Politico is prophetic:  “Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power'”.  Thus, their focus shifted from winning elections to devising ways to “take back power.”

The Democrats will never condemn the violence of Antifa and other leftist agitators because they literally invented them and fund them.  They’re all part of the “resistance,” which is not an organic movement, but a strategy.

Never forget that as you watch what is about to unfold on our nation’s streets over the next four months.  Never forget.

Just another day in the Democrat Party is public enemy number one America.

That is all.

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