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Monday, March 23, 2020

Comment made by me in response to this articleTrillion-Dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate,
AFP March 22, 2020
The article referenced was authored by AFP correspondent Michael Mathes.


My comment.

“Ah, yeah... I can see the democrats, the liberals are still butt-hurt over losing the 2016 elections. They're not going to pass any bill, anything that's going to favor the majority of the citizens, voters who voted for our POTUS Donald J. Trump. They're doing everything they can do to fight our POTUS every step of the way as he progresses through his presidency and prepares for his second term. To the left, the democrats it's not about the good of us, the citizens, the good of our country. Nah, it's more about themselves. Their liberal agenda that they've been trying to install into our lives over the last couple of decades at least. They want socialism... plain and simple. They want it and they want it now. They don't want a conservative, constitutional republic. Not anymore, though I doubt they ever did. Liberals are "all in" for social control. They want to establish our daily lives in the way they believe we should be living them, NOT how our forefathers directed and certainly NOT how we choose to live them. They're all about a heavy handed guv'ment and absolute control of our daily lives. All of these "anti-Trump" tantrums they're pulling are designed specifically to weaken our own base, those conservatives who are already beginning to crack, beginning to show signs of acquiescing to the left's "cause" simply to shut them up, to appease the left's global handlers.

Nah, this isn't about "the good of the people". It's about the left's lust for installing socialism as our form of government as soon as they possibly can. And that "possibly can" passed them by in the 2016 elections. The left, the liberals had the politics behind them, they had the "votes" to install their government and were well ahead of the vote game until it came down to "We, The People". We, The People tossed both major political parties on their heads and voted to maintain our Constitutional Republic's continued governance of this, our mighty fine United States of America regardless of what the global politico community preferred, prefers.

I'm truly hoping We, The People will once again vanquish the liberal threats and choose our nation's Constitutional governance again in 2020 rather than succumb to the left's incessant demands and choose their chosen path of socialism, their Marxist, Leninist, Cloward-Piven driven agendas. Needless to say, if they can't win us over this time they'll find a way to invoke their agenda via the "legislative" process that will follow the election.

Prepare for little, if anything to get done between now and November's election. The left's agenda is clear... disrupt, delay, deny, destroy any attempts by our chosen government, the conservatives, led by our POTUS Donald J. Trump that would otherwise ensure our constitutional republic lives on.

No, they're not going to work together with our conservative base for the benefit of our country. No, they're not going to move our constitutional republic forward to ensure our independence, our self governance, our very way of life is protected and ensured into the next generation as our fathers and forefathers and founding fathers have done before them. Nah, the left, the democrats and their fellow non-partisan liberals will be hell-bent for election to get their socialist agenda(s) established into our system. They will not cooperate with our chosen conservative government, those who represent us and our constitutional republic's progression, continued growth into the future. Nah, the left's backs are to the wall and they're pulling out all stops, playing every card they can, stepping on any toes that might get in their way... their backs are to the wall so they're making their final push to ensure they "get their way"...

We can't let them do that. The Pelosi's, the Bidens', the Shumer's, the Watter's, their ilk... ALL of them. They're in this fight to win and they could care less about what we, the people want for our government, our nation... us.

In a scant eight months we'll be committing our votes as citizens, voters of a Constitutional Republic to paper to determine if we collectively choose to remain a Constitutional Republic that would be relatively free, independent of abusive, intensive, politically inclined governance.

I hope and pray I'm not of the minority. I fear for our country. For the first time in my long, long life I genuinely fear for our country, our freedoms.

I, for one will defend my constitutional rights that are assigned to me via our constitution and our Founding Father's visions. I will not submit to a socialist agenda, nor anything other than short of what our fore-father's intended.

This whole situation, all of these "distractions", our failed government, the lack of leadership that we've been subjected to by our separate houses of government has to end. We, the people need to ensure our nation prevails as the constitutional republic it was intended to be. We the people control our government, the politicos work for us.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bloomberg's "Gun Rationale"

I had this sent to me by a friend of mine (Thanks again Dan). It's a great, "telling" meme that shows how the pampered, the pompous politicos in our country believe they know better than us regarding our firearms, our Second Amendment rights. They're naive at best, totally ignorant and over the top conceited at least if they think they know how we should live our lives and raise our own children.

This Mikey BLOOMBERG idiot's truly a fool!

My brothers and I were raised around guns. Guns, firearms were tools to us. We'd hunt our game, we respect the power, the limits of our firearms and we managed their use, their care. The first pistol I ever fired was a model M1911, Dad's. I was a very young fellow, well before my teens when Dad took "us boys" to a local gravel pit to "shoot some guns". I remember Dad showing me how to grip the gun, putting my little hands in place the best he could and him standing behind me with his hand hovering over the pistol while allowing me to squeeze the trigger. I remember the feeling when the round discharged. Dad's hand kept the 1911 from knocking me senseless with its recoil. He said I "hit the target" (to this day I have to take his word for it) but either way it was a great education. We each had a shotgun and a long rifle of our own on or before we turned 13 years old. We were "plinking" with bb-guns and .22 rifles before we were given our "bigger" guns. According to Dad our 13th birthday was the day he'd hand us our first rifle. Mine was a Winchester '94. Later, when I was old enough my Dad took me to SeaMart and I paid for my first rifle myself, an old German 8mm Mauser with a shorter, smaller stock. That was my primary hunting rifle for quite some time.

A couple of years later, when I was a scant 18 years of age I was invited and did join the United States Army. In June, 1972, three days after I graduated from High School I was standing in some semblance of a formation at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Lined up and ready to serve my country for the next three years, at least. Nah, I doubt Bloomberg ever took a step outside of his little, spoiled rich, spoon fed, silver lined life. But, I could be wrong... I doubt I am.

Bottom line, my father, brothers and I, my friends included... we all hunted and fished for a lot of our food throughout our lives and somehow we managed to make it well into our 60's and 70's without being shot by any errant rounds or accidents associated with the mishandling of firearms, guns.

Either way, Bloomberg needs to shut up and quit trying to force his pompous, silver spoon "values", "morals", "life" on the rest of us... IMHO.



Saturday, February 29, 2020



This particular gem was posted by STEVEN as a comment on an article entitled "Clinton calls Trump 'danger to democracy' at Berlin film fest" authored by (Kit Holden, AFP, February 24, 2020)

AFP•February 24, 2020

In light of the link I provided in this post you might want to bounce over and read what the author of the article (Kit Holden) has to say. It's really, truly vintage Clinton stuff. In the meantime, check out what "Steve" posted in the comments section of the article that's referred to above.

Though Steven's comment is believed to be his own opinion(s) I'm inclined to agree with them.

Steven's COMMENT
4 hours ago

Elizabeth Warren – 1/1024 Indian,
Richard Blumenthal – 1/1024 Vietnam Veteran,
Cory Booker – 1/1024 Spartacus,
Bernie Sanders – 1/1024 Free Market Capitalist,
Pete Buttigieg – 1/1024 Christian,
Chelsea Manning – 1/1024 Female,
Rachel Dolezal – 1/1024 Black,
Beto O'rourke – 1/1024 Hispanic,
Alexandria Occasional Cortex – 1/1024 Intelligent,
Illhan Omar – 1/1024 Patriotic,
Lunch Bucket Joe – 1/1024 Blue Collared Worker,
Christine Ford – 1/1024 Believable,
Barrack Hussein Obama – 1/1024 American,
Hillary Clinton – 0/1024 President

That's all there is to this post. I actually enjoyed the shat out of Steven's comment! Here's hoping you did too.

Enjoy life!

KAG2020 VOTE FOR DONALD J. TRUMP, 2020! Keep America Great! 2020!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

I grew up in the 50's and 60's very early 70's... I remember things were most definitely turning "anti-American" (as we knew it) in the 60's and kind of "mellowed" in the early 70's but the rift was still there through the 70's and into the 80's at least. The sad thing is that the liberals really seemed to catch on to the whole leftist movement and they continued to assert their multiple, varying agendas... into everything in earnest. In some places those "agendas" were adopted, quite often with tongue in cheek, wait and see implementations while others were "all in", "hell bent for" implementations. Either way, the conservatives in the country were taking a beating. After the dust settled we, the United States of America's conservatives came out of it with admitted losses to the left yet, we still retained many, if not most of our conservative values that we had in the 50's. Albeit, many of those values were diluted somewhat via the global elites push towards liberalism, socialism.

"Fast forward" to today. There's seemingly no end in sight to the liberal's goals. With each passing day I see another tacit "assault" on yet another one of our society's conservative "values", "icons"... Each year I see another inch of "ground, values" of conservative ideals ceded to the liberal movement. The liberals successfully argued that those conservative "ideals" lacked practicality for the period. I never bought off entirely on their "arguments", their liberal "movement" at the time but hey, I'm of the minority, or so it seems.

The liberals chinked and continue to chink away at our conservative culture one brick in the wall at a time. Lately their effort is beginning to show, to bear fruit for them. Are we as conservatives tiring of this endless fight, this never ending battle to retain our conservative values? Is it just me who sees what I believe is happening to our country, our society as a whole? Am I wrong to question the liberal's influence regarding our politics, our culture? I don't know society's 'preferred' answers to those questions but I'm assured I have been and still am on the right track, unless otherwise proven wrong.

As a conservative I question what's considered "conservative" today, given the liberal dilutions in the past and those proposed for the present, near and far future.

Conservative "values"? They're a huge stretch from what they used to be.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

We're Witnessing A Coup!

While reviewing an article online last night regarding the "Ukrainian Investigation" I stumbled across a discussion in the comments following the article that not only piqued my interest but assured me we are witnessing a coup against our POTUS Donald J. Trump, against our country, our Constitutional Republic as we know it!

What follows is information provided to a Twitter queen, Tracy Beanz that was included in her exchange of tweets with a seemingly reliable, credible (but anonymous-to us) source of information. It's all relative to the "Whistle Blower" situation our government is experiencing right now. This series of TWEETS between these two journalists seems to clearly lay things out re: the most recent Ukraine fiasco and the left’s rush to “get-r-done”! The left, they’re on full damage control, code red press.

Little do they know the dems, the left have been played… again.

As mentioned the information/exchange was received by Tracy Beanz in a series of tweets. I copied, pasted the tweets to this blog and restructured them to narrative form.

Here’s the Tracy Beanz lead in to the information without any edits other than the removal of hyperlinks from the exchange.

1:16 PM · Sep 27, 2019·

Tracy Beanz

"Many of you know me well by now, and you know that I wouldn't share what I am about to share unless I was CONFIDENT that the source could be trusted. Before I post this, I want to let everyone know that I trust this source implicitly. I was given this information several days ago.

Since receiving it, a number of wheels have already begun to turn which validate many of the points. The person got a bit of a bug and was sick for several days, but today provided me with a shareable write up. It is very clear. I don't need to add anything.

As always, use your own discernment. I have used mine, gotten permission, and decided I am absolutely comfortable posting this. Please read and share should you find it valuable. What follows is directly from my source.

“Much of this seems to be in motion given recent events”

And here's the information sent to Tracy Beanz via a series of tweets.

"DISCLAIMER: I am not an insider. I work an interesting job that has afforded me two luxuries: the time to dig/research/analyze/contextualize and discern what I believe to be truths about our world, government, and intelligence agencies; and the opportunity to talk to a lot of interesting people with diverse experiences in everything from the mundane to the … spooky, even paranormal. It was through some of these contacts, most established well before the events of 2015-2016, that my attention was drawn to the whole SpyGate saga in the closing months of 2016. Since that time, these sources have provided me with valuable context, confirmation, and – when needed – the debunking of my own theories and analysis of a very tangled web of spies, G-men, politicians, and their praetorian guard. While I have developed several excellent sources who’ve proved their reliability and honesty over many conversations, none of these sources claim to have every answer, or to know every detail. Despite their access and professional duties, which outrank my own, they ultimately are not calling the shots. Online I’ve operated under a strict Open Source policy. While I often entertain speculation, my own analysis and writing has always relied upon OS information rather than “trust me, I talked to an insider and this is what they say” approach to make my case.

That, to me, is the most helpful way I can contribute. Which is why I hesitated to share any of this initially. This update is entirely anecdotal. Take this however you wish, it’s not meant to be a prediction only a reporting of the feelings of several individuals with direct knowledge of the SpyGate investigation. None of them are Trump, or in his closest circle, so ultimately none of them are in “the room” when the big decisions are made. Still, in the week it’s taken me to get this out, several events have transpired which have confirmed at least portions of what I was told. Which is what always happens when these people feed me information or nudge me to look in a certain direction.

So let’s get to it.

At the start of September I was asked to make a trip to DC to meet in person with several of my best sources. Most of these sources are/had become friends, so a request to come out wasn’t unusual.


Much of our time was spent discussing the Ukraine, specifically the role of the State Department. Names like Nuland, Kerry, Clinton, McCain and others were discussed at length. I was told that the attention and focus is going to start to shift from the DOJ/FBI to State. This is because the FBI/DOJ side is just about ready to roll in terms of disclosure/indictments, but State is a different beast. According to what I was told, “the legal pathway to the biggest fish goes through the State Department and starts in the Ukraine. According to our discussions, the Ukraine was going to come into major focus because both sides of the establishment aisle got dirty in the Ukraine and left themselves exposed. It’s a “pathway” to the Clinton machine, the Soros machine, the neocon machine, the neoliberal machine – not to mention organized crime in both Russia and our own.

*Note: This update was compiled on the 20th of September for reference. A bug knocked me on my ass – which delayed it going out.

That’s regrettable only because of the week’s events regarding the Ukraine. It’s a bit of confirmation of the above. NOT WITHOUT CONCERNS: For the first time in any of our discussions over the past several years, I detected some concern on the parts of the grunts in the field.

The concern is not in being able to make the cases (most have already made), but in what the fallout will be once the partisan politics of the moment are inserted into the whole concoction. This is important, so I want to expound as much as possible on this point. On prior occasions, the discussion of how to avoid using any of this as a political weapon in 2020 had been brought up.

In the past I was made to feel confident that the goal was not partisan but to actually clean up real problems within our system. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS HAS CHANGED. On this trip I was told, explicitly, that “Trump and Barr have the establishment’s nuts in a vice” – not just SpyGate plotters, and not just our domestic establishment. I was told due to events in 2017 and into ’18 they now have more evidence than they originally anticipated when “the op” (their words) was put into motion. They expected to catch certain fish in their net – and did – but through events which I cannot get explicit about, a “treasure trove of shit” was uncovered/discovered which now allows them to go all the way up the chain in multiple 5Eye countries.

Now – this sounds GREAT, right? And it is. I am fully in support of exposing the whole sorted lot of snakes and believe, fully, that the people sharing this information with me want nothing more as well. BUT there is a concern – and it’s this: How much can be exposed without undermining and imploding the very republic they’re trying to preserve? That’s always been the big question – but now there’s genuine consternation about it. This isn’t about protecting institutions, it’s about “what happens after you pull that pin?” I took all this talk as a bad sign at first. It was the first time they had talked about any hesitation to “go too far”. But over the course of the conversation I was reassured.

Will touch on this at the end.

Apparently there are now two camps chirping in “the boss’s ear”:

1) those urging caution and taking the easy shots (the low hanging DOJ/FBI fruit – names we know but NOT the lieutenants or cabinet level), and
2) those who want to expose it ALL, consequences be damned.

Almost everyone I’ve spoken with is in the latter camp, and they all believe the boss is too – but it’s clearly a conversation being had amongst those doing this work.

Here’s the rub: there’s not enough time between now and 2020’s election to get the job done. So how much justice can be doled out without falling into the trap of it all being painted as political persecution by the establishment media? (Note: Again, just look at the Biden/Ukraine story which broke after I returned).

The consensus from these people used to be: “we need to get this all out before the 2020 cycle truly begins to make sure it happens”, and now there is at least a portion of them urging Trump to stretch out the indictments/disclosure over the next 10 months to score the maximum political impact because A) the cases are strong enough to sustain it and a second term is needed to complete the job.

I was reminded that if the internal debates are now about how to best roll out this evidence to secure 2020, then the cases they have must be locks. They wouldn’t risk the political spin unless they knew they had the cases cold, especially the advisors thinking in terms of re-election. /END

Beanz note: I wouldn't have shared this if I wasn't SURE I could trust my source. I am, and so I did. I am but a vessel. Take this as you may.. Thanks guys!

A quick note by Beanz on Beanz' last thread

ADDENDUM: the responses to this have been interesting - from pessimistic and angry to hopeful and excited. Many people aren’t reading the thread carefully and lots of people are mad at me for what it says. Journalism isn’t holding things back so people feel better. It’s dropping it all even if you perceive it as painful, which some of you do. If I had hidden or held any part of this for the sake of feelings it would have been just like what we deal with now. People are going to have to get used to hearing hard things sometimes, and also reading and responding carefully. Don’t jump to conclusions etc. I will never edit something so people feel better. I’m sorry. Not happening. It’s the truth or nothing. This was what I was given.”#


You're back with me, BwaHa now. I'll go back and try to find the original article so you folks can do your own research but the information above is a true and accurate post of the exchange of tweets between Beanz and her "informant".

That's the info in a nutshell. If this isn't a coup against our POTUS, our Constitutional Republic by the Deep State (whoever they are) then what is it?!

Stay Tuned.


Monday, April 01, 2019

Our "Unbiased" Press...

Here's some rules for the road that the local, national, global press seems to have adopted these days. I borrowed the information from another reader's comment in an MSNBC "news" article relating to that fellow, Rachael Maddow and it's employer, MSNBC. Neither of which I'm a fan.:

The American Press. A propaganda machine.

"Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred."
~ Joseph Goebbels

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
~ Joseph Goebbels

"Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose"
~ Joseph Goebbels

"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
~ Joseph Goebbels

"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it."
~ Joseph Goebbels

Doesn't this sound and look familiar?

I mean, it worked for the Nazis... for awhile anyway. But, it took one helluva war to straighten things out again.

Monday, March 18, 2019

What Happens In New Zealand Won't Necessarily Stay In New Zealand...

If our guv’ment has their way…

In our country, the United States of America, as long as our government continues their move to the left our rights will continue to be scrutinized, targeted for change, diluted and subsequently destroyed. Leave it to the left, those who wish to disarm us to ride the tsunami of any global tragedy involving the use of firearms. The most recent? The Christchurch, NZ mosque shooting. An event perpetrated by a group of madmen! I’ve copied a url from a comment to the Kiwi Farms website (which, by the way has little, if anything to do with New Zealand other than the name of the site.) The New Zealand police sent a letter to the site's webmaster "Joshua Moon" thinking the site was somehow connected to New Zealand. It's included in a link below. Note the tone of the letter and the tone of Moon's curt but appropriate reply. There’s already rumblings within our borders for the separation of our fellow U.S. citizens and the rest of us from our rightful ownership and possession of firearms. Not to mention the wholesale dissolution of our right(s) to defend ourselves against aggression as a United States citizen in our grand United States of America.

As usual, the global elite, the global left (including members of our own government whose allegiance falls with the global elite) won’t "let a crisis go to waste” in the recent, horrible mass shooting at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The crisis in New Zealand hadn't ended before our Second Amendment rights were being attacked yet again by our politicos, the global elitists and those special interest groups within our borders who have so much to gain by separating us U.S. citizens from our right to possess and if need be use our personal firearms for self preservation.

New Zealand's government is seeking personal information from global internet sites regarding their citizens. That's troubling at best but it's certainly nothing new. Undoubtedly, all governments across the globe are doing this personal information mining regarding their respective citizens. It's a given, if we use the internet we're announcing our beliefs, our thoughts at the time to the whole world... or at least to those who wish to read them. As the sole "owner" of this particular site I will not knowingly nor willingly release any personal information to the government without just cause (i.e. court order, legal requirement).

It appears there's at least one webmaster who has the same outlook.

Here’s a simple notice on what the police believed to be a New Zealand website that I read earlier today. It’s evident New Zealand’s parliament is ramping up for what appears to be a total gun confiscation and control effort. Expect a more urgent push by those on the left here in our United States of America and those representing the global elite for similar gun confiscation and/or control... in effect, a continuing effort to separate U.S. citizens from our Second Amendment rights at least. The rest will fall later.

Meanwhile, for my KIWI friends who do happen to drop by and read this from time to time. If you're New Zealand gun owners you need to Take Notice!!! And for those of us in our grand ol' U.S. of A??? well, you know what's most likely going to spin off of this tragedy here in our country... it's emboldened the left and their relentless attempts to separate U.S. citizens from our second amendment rights.

I’ve borrowed the link referred to above from the New Zealand Farms website. New Zealand? It's fairly evident judging from the information contained in the official letter to Joshua Moon by the NZ authorities that your government is tracking you. The government's letter to Moon regarding his particular website acknowledges you're being tracked. But, then again every other government in the world is most likely tracking their respective citizens, including ours here in America.

In the end much of this post is in response to gun control on a global scale. In particular, government mining of personal information from the internet much like New Zealand’s government requesting information from ISPs and others relating to New Zealanders use of the internet. The New Zealand guv’ment wants to track and monitor their citizens online activities subsequent to the Mosque shooting in New Zealand.

Why make that tracking any easier for them. Follow the advice give by "Joshua Moon" the New Zealand Farms webmaster.

Oh, and Moon's response was epic.

IMHO of course…

Bwa Ha

Friday, March 08, 2019

Rome and the United States... A Disturbing Comparison.

If you're living in the United States of America, if you're a resident of the United States of America then you should be able to identify the comparison regarding Rome's subsequent demise and what's currently occurring in the United States of America.

Here's the short and long list of contributors to Rome's demise. I did a quick Google search and came up with many sites that suggested the same eight things that happened in Rome which subsequently led to Rome's demise as an empire.

Here's the short list.

8 Major Reasons Why The Roman Empire Fell

1. Invasions by Barbarian tribes
2. Economic troubles and overreliance on slave labor
3. The rise of the Eastern Empire
4. Overexpansion and military overspending
5. Government corruption and political instability
6. The arrival of the Huns and the migration of the Barbarian tribes.
7. Christianity and the loss of traditional values
8. Weakening of the Roman legions

And here's the long list. I'll provide the link here.

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell
Find out why one of history's most legendary empires finally came crashing down.
Evan Andrews

1. Invasions by Barbarian tribes

The most straightforward theory for Western Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300s “barbarian” groups like the Goths had encroached beyond the Empire’s borders. The Romans weathered a Germanic uprising in the late fourth century, but in 410 the Visigoth King Alaric successfully sacked the city of Rome. The Empire spent the next several decades under constant threat before “the Eternal City” was raided again in 455, this time by the Vandals. Finally, in 476, the Germanic leader Odoacer staged a revolt and deposed the Emperor Romulus Augustulus. From then on, no Roman emperor would ever again rule from a post in Italy, leading many to cite 476 as the year the Western Empire suffered its deathblow.

2. Economic troubles and overreliance on slave labor

Even as Rome was under attack from outside forces, it was also crumbling from within thanks to a severe financial crisis. Constant wars and overspending had significantly lightened imperial coffers, and oppressive taxation and inflation had widened the gap between rich and poor. In the hope of avoiding the taxman, many members of the wealthy classes had even fled to the countryside and set up independent fiefdoms. At the same time, the empire was rocked by a labor deficit. Rome’s economy depended on slaves to till its fields and work as craftsmen, and its military might had traditionally provided a fresh influx of conquered peoples to put to work. But when expansion ground to a halt in the second century, Rome’s supply of slaves and other war treasures began to dry up. A further blow came in the fifth century, when the Vandals claimed North Africa and began disrupting the empire’s trade by prowling the Mediterranean as pirates. With its economy faltering and its commercial and agricultural production in decline, the Empire began to lose its grip on Europe.

3. The rise of the Eastern Empire

The fate of Western Rome was partially sealed in the late third century, when the Emperor Diocletian divided the Empire into two halves—the Western Empire seated in the city of Milan, and the Eastern Empire in Byzantium, later known as Constantinople. The division made the empire more easily governable in the short term, but over time the two halves drifted apart. East and West failed to adequately work together to combat outside threats, and the two often squabbled over resources and military aid. As the gulf widened, the largely Greek-speaking Eastern Empire grew in wealth while the Latin-speaking West descended into economic crisis. Most importantly, the strength of the Eastern Empire served to divert Barbarian invasions to the West. Emperors like Constantine ensured that the city of Constantinople was fortified and well guarded, but Italy and the city of Rome—which only had symbolic value for many in the East—were left vulnerable. The Western political structure would finally disintegrate in the fifth century, but the Eastern Empire endured in some form for another thousand years before being overwhelmed by the Ottoman Empire in the 1400s.

4. Over-expansion and military overspending

At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Euphrates River in the Middle East, but its grandeur may have also been its downfall. With such a vast territory to govern, the empire faced an administrative and logistical nightmare. Even with their excellent road systems, the Romans were unable to communicate quickly or effectively enough to manage their holdings. Rome struggled to marshal enough troops and resources to defend its frontiers from local rebellions and outside attacks, and by the second century the Emperor Hadrian was forced to build his famous wall in Britain just to keep the enemy at bay. As more and more funds were funneled into the military upkeep of the empire, technological advancement slowed and Rome’s civil infrastructure fell into disrepair.

5. Government corruption and political instability

If Rome’s sheer size made it difficult to govern, ineffective and inconsistent leadership only served to magnify the problem. Being the Roman emperor had always been a particularly dangerous job, but during the tumultuous second and third centuries it nearly became a death sentence. Civil war thrust the empire into chaos, and more than 20 men took the throne in the span of only 75 years, usually after the murder of their predecessor. The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership.

6. The arrival of the Huns and the migration of the Barbarian tribes

The Barbarian attacks on Rome partially stemmed from a mass migration caused by the Huns’ invasion of Europe in the late fourth century. When these Eurasian warriors rampaged through northern Europe, they drove many Germanic tribes to the borders of the Roman Empire. The Romans grudgingly allowed members of the Visigoth tribe to cross south of the Danube and into the safety of Roman territory, but they treated them with extreme cruelty. According to the historian Ammianus Marcellinus, Roman officials even forced the starving Goths to trade their children into slavery in exchange for dog meat. In brutalizing the Goths, the Romans created a dangerous enemy within their own borders. When the oppression became too much to bear, the Goths rose up in revolt and eventually routed a Roman army and killed the Eastern Emperor Valens during the Battle of Adrianople in A.D. 378. The shocked Romans negotiated a flimsy peace with the barbarians, but the truce unraveled in 410, when the Goth King Alaric moved west and sacked Rome. With the Western Empire weakened, Germanic tribes like the Vandals and the Saxons were able to surge across its borders and occupy Britain, Spain and North Africa.

7. Christianity and the loss of traditional values

The decline of Rome dovetailed with the spread of Christianity, and some have argued that the rise of a new faith helped contribute to the empire’s fall. The Edict of Milan legalized Christianity in 313, and it later became the state religion in 380. These decrees ended centuries of persecution, but they may have also eroded the traditional Roman values system. Christianity displaced the polytheistic Roman religion, which viewed the emperor as having a divine status, and also shifted focus away from the glory of the state and onto a sole deity. Meanwhile, popes and other church leaders took an increased role in political affairs, further complicating governance. The 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon was the most famous proponent of this theory, but his take has since been widely criticized. While the spread of Christianity may have played a small role in curbing Roman civic virtue, most scholars now argue that its influence paled in comparison to military, economic and administrative factors.

8. Weakening of the Roman legions

For most of its history, Rome’s military was the envy of the ancient world. But during the decline, the makeup of the once mighty legions began to change. Unable to recruit enough soldiers from the Roman citizenry, emperors like Diocletian and Constantine began hiring foreign mercenaries to prop up their armies. The ranks of the legions eventually swelled with Germanic Goths and other barbarians, so much so that Romans began using the Latin word “barbarus” in place of “soldier.” While these Germanic soldiers of fortune proved to be fierce warriors, they also had little or no loyalty to the empire, and their power-hungry officers often turned against their Roman employers. In fact, many of the barbarians who sacked the city of Rome and brought down the Western Empire had earned their military stripes while serving in the Roman legions.



Sunday, February 24, 2019

A Time To Remember...

This post was shared with me by a person who remains anonymous. He/she received it anonymously. I thought I'd share it here.

Here's what was shared.

A Time To Remember:

I don’t know who wrote this but it was sent to me anonymously. I believe it was Tom Huffman but am not positive. I don’t know of Tom Huffman other than some excerpts in online exchanges that’s attributed to him. Either way, this is Great stuff!!!

It’s Time to Remember

Remember when Donald Trump was business partners with the Russian government and his company got $53 million from the Russian government investment fund called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as "Putin's Child?'
Oh wait, that wasn't Trump; it was John Podesta.

Remember when Donald Trump received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and paid for by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies?
Oh wait, that was Bill Clinton.

Remember when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.

Remember when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn't a part of approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then his e-mails were leaked showing he did lie about it?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.

Remember when Donald Trump got $145 million from shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Remember when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian oligarchs like the chairman of a company that's part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow and a close pal of Putin's?
Oh wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.

Remember when Donald Trump failed to disclose all those donations before becoming the Secretary of State, and it was only found out when a journalist went through Canadian tax records?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton

Remember when Donald Trump told Mitt Romney that the '80s called and it wanted its Russian policy back. The Cold War is over?
Oh wait, that was Ayatollah Zer0bama.

Man, Trump's ties to Russia are really "disgusting!"...*NOT!!!!!!!*

A Coup d'etat in the making?!

I was reading some articles that were sent my way and this one that references a proposed coup de'tat from the left caught my eye. The left? They're not even trying to hide their desire to destroy our Republic. They've openly proposed a consortium of sorts with the global elite, or vice versa, given the current political climate, globally.

In short, the agreement suggests that those who are hell-bent on denying us our Second Amendment rights, those who seem to believe the First Amendment applies only to them... those who kept us in check for eight long years (and more, if you count RINOs) are now openly planning a coup d'état for our 2020 elections should our duly elected and sworn POTUS Donald J. Trump win and/or not concede the election, regardless of any determination of fraud or otherwise?! Isn't this some sort of collusion towards a final effect of treason? Their fall back plan suggests that if the majority makes a decision in 2020 to re-elect our POTUS Donald J. Trump and the minority doesn't agree with that decision then the minority will openly collude with others to prevent the likelihood of our duly elected and sitting POTUS Donald J. Trump from assuming office for a second term as POTUS in 2020, however they can. Regardless of legalities and regardless of the will of the majority. The very fact that this whole scheme is being posted as a hot topic on the internet suggests the global elite owns the left. But then, many of us already knew that. The global elite, the left is pushing for the termination of our republic. They want socialism, at least. They want us to be the crown jewel of socialist states that make up the globe... we, the citizens of this mighty fine United States of America will not benefit from this treasonous act, should they prevail.

Simply put, the global elite, the left have their plan in place. I have no doubt that their votes are being purchased and/or otherwise secured as I write this. It's probable that many of those votes were purchased quite some time ago via long term "contracts". The left? They will not lose the 2020 election!

The left is emboldened!

The media is owned by them, our education is owned by them, our health care is owned by them, our economy is owned by them, our day to day lives are already falling under more of their control, constraints effected by the left, our personal communications and our recreational activities are being controlled and/or determined by the left, many of our citizens and politicos are owned by them and arguably the polls and voting machines are owned/controlled by them... it goes on from there. This "coup"? It's here already but the roots just aren't deep enough for the left to feel that level of confidence they think they should feel before they make their final push. They're predictable because the left is comprised of the cowards, the leeches of our society, leeches of the globe and though they have their plan(s) and though their foundation is in place they're still the cowards they were and will always be. Folks, this latest push is a hue and cry from the left for them to muster their spineless trolls together and try to effect some sort of a coup d'etat should the 2020 election run contrary to their manipulated, planned and expected end results. When our POTUS Trump gets re-elected we should expect a wholesale coup. RINOs and Demoncrats will circle their wagons and destroy our republic as we know it, if they can. And these leftist fools aren't even beginning to disguise their efforts or plans anymore which makes me wonder who the fools truly are, us or them. They're emboldened by their global handlers.

The Kool-Aid's kicking in for them.


Many thanks to The Gateway Pundit for sharing this.