Dear KAG: 20210218 El Rushbo’s Irish Wake Daily Thread

Not that most Americans haven’t expected this for over a year, but on Wednesday, the dreaded news arrived, and not by press release or a talking head reading off of a teleprompter, but straight from the woman who stood by Rush Limbaugh’s side while he fought a scourge of a disease.

It was the bombshell that dominated the day’s news. All day, one tribute after another was published on every social media platform. President Trump, among others, called into Fox News, and talked at length about his friend, the man he met, actually, after the escalator ride in 2015.

From the time Rush Hudson Limbaugh, III, hit the airwaves in 1988 with his Excellence in Broadcasting Network that eventually grew to over 600 stations, including the 50,000 watt powerhouse known as KMOX after another legend in radio, Robert Hyland, passed away, El Rushbo, as we liked to call him, breathed new life into what was then very much country club conservatism, and bridged the gap between the Ivy League and Little League. He was a man of the people despite being born into a family of lawyers, and spoke the language of Americans on the street who loved Ronald Reagan in the same way they/we loved Rush, and we now love Donald Trump.

He spoke our language.

He also believed very much in the concept of American exceptionalism, something that this humble Midwestern girl has a problem trumpeting. And Rush was not shy about touting the strengths of this nation compared with our roots where the people are comfortable just as they are.

“I’m aware that the United States is young compared to countries in Europe and Asia that have been around for hundreds of years. They’re thousand-year-old civilizations,” he told listeners in 2013. “So, I go to Europe and say, ‘Wait a minute. Why is this bedroom so damned old-fashioned and doesn’t work? What the hell is this? They call this a toilet?’ So I started asking myself, ‘How is it that we, who have only been around 200 years, are light-years ahead of people that have been alive a thousand?’ So, I started thinking this. It was a matter of genuine curiosity to me, and not from a braggadocios standpoint.”

Maybe so, but Americans, because of our experience in the place we are in the time this nation has existed, are a different breed.

Rush, unlike the Ivy League Country Club Conservatives who could write exquisite prose, but didn’t quite get why farm reports were important in the long run, made us, or got us to, understand what it meant to be Americans again. Yes, in 1980, our men’s Olympic hockey team won one heck of a tournament against the odds, and that gave us a boost, but it took someone like Rush, who had fun while talking politics, to explain that the give and take gradual slide into socialism was happening.

Rush, actually, gave voice to what we were all thinking most of the time:

The “Undeniable Truths” were part of an article he wrote for the Sacramento Union back in 1988. Here they are:

  1. The greatest threat to humanity lies in the nuclear arsenal of the
    USSR.
  2. The greatest threat to humanity lies in the USSR.
  3. Peace does not mean the elimination of nuclear weapons.
  4. Peace does not mean the absence of war.
  5. War is not obsolete.
  6. Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.
  7. There is only one way to get rid of nuclear weapons – use them.
  8. Peace cannot be achieved by developing a “understanding” with the Russian People.
  9. When Americans oppose America, it is not always courageous and sacred; it is sometimes dangerous.
  10. Communism Kills.
  11. Neither the US, nor anyone else, imposes freedom on the peoples of other nations.
  12. Freedom is God given.
  13. In the USSR, peace means the absence of opposition.
  14. To free peoples, peace means the absence of threats and the presence of justice.
  15. The Peace Movement in the US, whether by accident or design, is pro-Communist.
  16. The collective knowledge and wisdom of seasoned citizens is the most valuable, yet untapped, resource our young-people have.
  17. The greatest football team in the history of civilization is the Pittsburgh Steelers of 1975-1980.
  18. There is no such thing as war atrocities.
  19. War itself is an atrocity.
  20. There is a God.
  21. Abortion is wrong.
  22. Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.
  23. Evolution cannot explain Creation.
  24. Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.
  25. Love is the only human emotion that cannot be controlled.
  26. The only difference between Mikhail Gorbachev and previous Soviet leaders, is that Gorbachev is alive.
  27. Soviet Leaders are just left-wing dictators.
  28. Abe Lincoln saved this nation.
  29. The L.A. Raiders will never be the team that they were when they called Oakland their home.
  30. The US will again go to war.
  31. To more and more people, a victorious US is a sinful US.
  32. This is frightening and ominous.
  33. There will always be poor people.
  34. This is not the fault of the rich.
  35. You should thank God for making you an American; and instead of feeling guilty about it, help spread our ideas worldwide.

Rush has updated this list, many of the “old” UTOL having become somewhat dated (but no less true for being in the past tense!) As read by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, Friday, February 18, 1994:

(All equally truthful: number 1 is not more or less important than 35.)

  1. There is a distinct singular American culture – rugged individualism and self-reliance – which made America great.
  2. The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit their wealth; they earned it. They are the country’s achievers, producers, and job creators.
  3. No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.
  4. Evidence refutes liberalism.
  5. There is no such thing as a New Democrat.
  6. The Earth’s eco-system is not fragile.
  7. Character matters; leadership decends from character.
  8. The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down.
  9. Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.
  10. The 1980s was not a decade of greed but a decade of prosperity; it was the longest period of peacetime growth in American history.
  11. Abstinence prevents sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy -every time it’s tried.
  12. Condoms only work during the school year.
  13. Poverty is not the root (“rut”) cause of crime.
  14. There’s a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not.
  15. If you commit a crime, you are guilty.
  16. Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud.
  17. The way to improve our schools is not more money, but the reintroduction of moral and spiritual values, as well as the four “R’s”: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and Rush.
  18. I am not arrogant.
  19. My first 35 Undeniable Truths are still undeniably true.
  20. There is a God.
  21. There is something wrong when critics say the problem with America is too much religion.
  22. Morality is not defined by individual choice.
  23. The only way liberals win national elections is by pretending they’re not liberals.
  24. Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.
  25. Follow the money. When somebody says, “It’s not the money,” it’s always the money.
  26. Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box.
  27. Using federal dollars as a measure, our cities have not been neglected, but poisoned with welfare dependency funds.
  28. Progress is not striving for economic justice or fairness, but economic growth.
  29. Liberals measure compassion by how many people are given welfare. Conservatives measure compassion by how many people no longer need it.
  30. Compassion is no substitute for justice.
  31. The culture war is between the winners and those who think they’re losers who want to become winners. The losers think the only way they can become winners is by banding together all the losers and then empowering a leader of the losers to make things right for them.
  32. The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.
  33. You could afford your house without your government – if it weren’t for your government.
  34. Words mean things.
  35. Too many Americans can’t laugh at themselves anymore.

I first discovered Rush before he moved to KMOX here in town while he was on a station out of Granite City, Illinois, I think. Maybe Edwardsville. I was working a job in semi isolation, and going to school at night at a local university when he would keep me company until a stick in the mud boss told me it was unprofessional to have even classical music going while doing what amounted to a grunt job.

At any rate, this was the early 1990s when waking up was hard to do, but thanks in part to Rush, it happened. I began to understand that there was a whole world outside of Social Justice Warriors that really seemed to talk…and that was all they did. Coming from a defense family, that was not the way things were supposed to be. Results were expected.

At any rate, as life went on, Rush and I sort of parted ways. Some of his stances…we were in the same ballpark, but I was just in a different part of it. Not important at this juncture. Water under the bridge.

That doesn’t change the fact that a void has opened in the world of American conservative commentary and broadcasting which is not going to be filled in the same way ever. Some other names will come along, but there will only be one El Rushbo.

So, lift your glass, and toss one back for the legend who started the long march of true red white and blue Americans back to the place we really belong.

And from the grooveyard of forgotten favorites as the Couch Commando calls them:

And this classic:

Oh, my.

Well, if you all have any favorites from Rush’s years behind the golden mic at EIB, or stories to add of your introduction or how he kept you grounded through the Clinton, Bush and Obama years, please put them in the comments.

(See, death doesn’t have to be all about crepe hanging.)

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15“See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil. 16If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you this day, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to take possession of it. 17But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you this day, that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land which you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, 20loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days, that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

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duchess01

Ep. 2408a – People’s Economic System vs The [CB] Economic System, The People Have Spoken
X22 Report Published  February 18, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdywdz-ep.-2408a-peoples-economic-system-vs-the-cb-economic-system-the-people-have.html

duchess01

Ep 2408b-The World Is Watching And Speaking Out, It Has Begun,They Can No Longer Hide In The Dark
X22 Report Published  February 18, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdyyjr-ep-2408b-the-world-is-watching-and-speaking-out-it-has-begunthey-can-no-lon.html

Concerned Virginian

If this was discussed earlier, my apologies. Saw this today:

@ChanelRion
“Biden White House as called an 8am lid due to weather. Scheduled 12:30 press briefing to be phone briefing instead.”
@OANN

Calling “The Lid” due to the weather?
I call this BS.
Smells to me like RobberJoe is getting a medical checkup every morning to see if he’s “fit for duty” that day — and apparently today he isn’t, at least until the afternoon. Very similar to what went on during his “campaign”.
Watch for KamaHarr to start performing duties that are actually reserved to the President.
Watch for the 25th Amendment to be invoked within the next several months.

Wolf Moon

Yup. I think he doesn’t make it through the year.

gil00

I couldnt find the clip of piglosi at a presser looking for a way to remove the President and saying not this one, meaning President Trump. This is what she was talking about. It was early summer i think.

Wolf Moon

INTERESTING.

gil00

Yes. Thats been in my head through the whole election cycle. She always prefaces something coming. Despite how she appears her evil is on an even keel.

mollypitcher5

“They just want their babysitters back”………….really? Foul mouthed lowlifes. “They” can’t understand that not everyone is okay with their kids being passed along for a couple of years, not at all learning what they should while these morons bitch about having to go back to work

SteveInCO

They’re admitting they’re ineffectual at educating.

That’s stunning because usually if there is a one point uptick in SAT scores some year they generally trumpet it as an improvement that they have made, now give them more money.

mollypitcher5

Yeah.
.well now that we’re heading into ebonics and math illiteracy as core “education” mandates I suppose many will be glad their kids will now be A+ rated and will get a free ride into the Ivy league…hahaha such a joke (and forget SAT it’s racist)

duchess01

Russian Foreign Ministry Calls Out Biden Administration For Persecution And Violating Human Rights Of Trump Supporters
by Tsarizm StaffFebruary 18, 2021

https://tsarizm.com/news/eastern-europe/2021/02/18/russian-foreign-ministry-calls-out-biden-administration-for-persecution-and-violating-human-rights-of-trump-supporters/

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokewowman Maria Zakharova recently railed against Biden administration hypocrisy of criticizing the Russian Federation’s handling of Kremlin antagonist Alexei Navalny, while persecuting and violating the human rights of Trump supporters. 

Zakharova described an “ongoing persecution campaign” taking place “against anybody at all who does not agree with the results of the latest presidential election.” She also mentioned Biden minions calling American patriots ‘domestic terrorists’.

duchess01

Thanks, Jim!!!

SteveInCO

(OT–Darwin gets a clean bill of health!!!)

duchess01

WooHoo!!! Happy to hear that, Steve!!!

Just a bump in the road – he decided to correct in his own way?

SteveInCO

Dunno, just know his “sample” came back completely negative for parasites.

SteveInCO

Oh the irony of Russia criticizing our human rights record!!!

duchess01

Bet the Radical Left are not happy their boogieman doesn’t agree with them!!!

I think Trump and Putin understand each other!!!

mollypitcher5

It never ends……….

https://twitter.com/We_Have_Risen/status/1362544628809957376/photo/1

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Wolf Moon

This guy has a very strange agenda here.

Wolf Moon

Trust is lacking, let’s just say.

mollypitcher5

Megalomania with a dash of sadism.

pgroup2

Nothing strange about getting the govt to pay for another over-priced concoction. Using taxpayer funds, of course.

Forcible wealth transfer.

michaelh

If he can sell subscriptions to Windows for “security updates” why can’t he sell subscription services for inoculation updates?

pgroup2

That’s what I wanted to say but wasn’t competent enough to do.

Cuppa Covfefe

Considering he’s always used customers (aka Windoze Victims) as alpha-testers, I’m amazed he hasn’t tried it yet…

Funny (not) how Win7 is not supported on RyZens nor on the latest Intel CPUs, yet FREEDos is!!!!! DOS????? What’s the secret (OK, OK, OK, MONEY)…

[I have a 3800X running on W7 just fine that begs to differ…].

BillGates is a malignant, malevolent, misbegotten, Malthusian misanthrope. As are the rest of the Deep(ly Satanic) State…..

Wolf Moon

“may”.

barkerjim
mollypitcher5

For entertainment…too bad it’s not funny

gil00

No not funny…or female.

mollypitcher5

LOL and not even close to what’s considered collage age. Any old has-been from the pros can sign up for a night class and return to glory

gil00

The guy looks early 50s. Geez. What a joke.

michaelh

I’m sure this is truly inspiring to young female athletes everywhere  🙄 

pgroup2

It should inspire them to boycott the fools who authorized this insanity.

Cuppa Covfefe

Karma meets Title IX…..

My son told me there’s a Monty Python sketch from many years ago (70s?) that covers this issue… at least in their case, it was funny…

Gingersmom2009

Scavino tweet – touchdown on Mars. Who knew?

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SteveInCO

I watched it…of course this animation was far more interesting than watching mission control!

Gingersmom2009

Yup. But uplifting nonetheless. 👍🏻

SteveInCO

Indeed.

And this launched under the Trump Administration so he gets the credit!!

Gingersmom2009

😂 I thought you were a Steele fan as well?

Gingersmom2009

I have to try to pull this over from QV because it’s hilarious.
It’s a little big and a little crude, but here it is. (If it needs to go just let me know.)

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Wolf Moon

LOL!

Gingersmom2009

The cross-stitching contributes to the priceless. 😄

yucki

Gives it a home-sweet-home feel.

Gingersmom2009

😂

michaelh

WHERE CAN I BUY??

SteveInCO

OK, for those interested. Darwin has an absolutely clean bill of poo health from the vet. They found absolutely NOTHING. That’s a first.

His weight is good too.

I got him to eat this morning by hand feeding him (with tongs). Which is a pain in the butt compared to letting him grab the bugs off the egg carton pieces.

Vet seems to believe there’s nothing wrong! Yippeee!

singingsoul1

I am happy for both of you 🙂

cthulhu

Yay!!!

rayzorback

Hmmmmmmm? Trump 2022? Check this out.

https://streamable.com/wnjv4f

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singingsoul1

I like the way this guy thinks 🙂

Wolf Moon

This is why Pelosi is scared. Oh this is amazing.

singingsoul1

That would be a nightmare for her if the most hated man unseats her as speaker.

pgroup2

From your keyboard to God’s ear.

Wolf Moon

It’s a really great idea.

SteveInCO

The fly in the ointment is I can’t see the Senate voting to convict…not when it takes 67 senators!

Wolf Moon

THAT is the rough part. Extraordinary conviction will require extraordinary evidence!

SteveInCO

Assuming every seat in the US senate that is up next time goes R…I suspect we’re still short of 67 votes, even if you assume the RINOs all toe the line.

Wolf Moon

It would have to be “treason, the proof of which nobody would even think of voting against, lest they lose their seat.”

Gotta admit – if anybody could do it, China Joe and Kam The Hoe are contenders.

barkerjim

From Gab, link to 205 page PDF Fauci Covid-19 Dossier

Microsoft Word – The FauciCOVID-19 Dossier (1).docx (hubspotusercontent10.net)

michaelh

American Thought Leaders
Parler Interim CEO Mark Meckler Talks Relaunch, Data Privacy & Building A New Independent Tech Stack

Just finished premiering

michaelh

Via Sidney Powell: The mess below is because Texas has been too stupid to take advantage of our unlimited supply of natural gas and instead kills birds and destroys the beauty of the land with wind turbines!

Gov. Abbott: All Sources Of Power In Texas Have Been CompromisedUPDATED 11:15 AM PT – Thursday, February 18, 2021
https://www.oann.com/gov-abbott-all-sources-of-power-in-texas-have-been-compromised/

Texas officials gave an update on the ongoing power outages amid a historic winter storm. On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said all sources of his state’s power were compromised by the freezing temperatures.

“Every source of power in the state of Texas has been compromised, whether it be renewable power, such as wind or solar,” Abbott stated. “Access to coal-generated power [and] access to gas generated power also have been compromised, whether it be with regard to systems freezing up or equipment failures.”

This came as extreme weather swept through parts of the U.S., leaving more than two dozen people dead and millions without power. Abbott noted the Lone Star State is still uncertain where power will be restored and when.

“Decisions about power outages are made by either city own utilities or co-op own utilities,” Abbott added. “And it would not be any state-based entity that makes those decisions except power outages by investor-owned utilities.”

Texas’ power grid, managed by the non-profit organization the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, was hit hard by the storms. The state’s power grid is largely isolated from other major grids, which makes it difficult to import more power when there are deficits.

The ER-COT has been accused of failing to take proper precautions in the case of major freezing weather events. Abbott said he wants a state investigation to be launched into the organization’s safety precautions and he will be pushing for stricter regulations moving forward.

In the meantime, the cold spell in Texas is expected to stretch on into the weekend.

“Cold temperatures will remain across much of the state for the next few days,” Abbott stated. “Along I-10 and north will remain freezing through Thursday night with ultracold temperatures once again on Thursday night. We should, across the state, start getting above freezing on Saturday.”

phoenixrising

Wolf Moon

Now pass a bill to keep Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook out of the state.

Wolf Moon

Or at least out of manipulating elections.

duchess01

The way it should be – sending out absentee ballots without requests – failing to keep track of the returns one way or another is a crime – it is about time they did it right!!!

phoenixrising

Wolf Moon

Tapper is a real piece of wok.

SteveInCO

I don’t want to be overly pedantic, but that last word is spelled “shit.”

Wolf Moon

Let’s settle on a wok full of sizzling shit!

SteveInCO

woks for me!

Wolf Moon

LMAO! Damn – I almost inhaled popcorn!!! LOL!

SteveInCO

Hey Jake:
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singingsoul1

Love the monkey 🙂

singingsoul1

Tapper is a low life who respects no one not even himself.

duchess01

Around 200 Illegal Immigrants Including Dozens Of Unaccompanied Children Apprehended At Border
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/18/illegal-immigrants-unaccompanied-minors/

Around 200 illegal immigrants including at least 40 unaccompanied minors were apprehended in Mission, Texas after being smuggled into the U.S., according to border officials.

The illegal immigrants were accompanied across the border by “human smugglers,” according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Rio Grande Valley Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings. It was around 43 degrees in Mission, Texas, Wednesday night at 8 p.m. CST when Hastings tweeted about the apprehensions, according to weather tracker Local Conditions.

“Nobody comes across that river without a smuggler. Nobody just walks up to the bridge and goes across. A smuggler put them in a raft and paddled them across, probably told them to go up to that road, take a left until you walk into an agent,” CBP Public Affairs Officer Rod Kise told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

duchess01

Amen goes right there, DP!!!

duchess01
duchess01

DOJ Changes Legal Position in Arizona Voting Case
BY MATTHEW VADUM February 18, 2021 Updated: February 18, 2021

https://www.theepochtimes.com/doj-tweaks-legal-position-in-arizona-voting-case_3702650.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-18-3

The Biden administration changed its position on an upcoming Supreme Court appeal dealing with Arizona’s electoral integrity laws, disavowing the previous administration’s interpretation of anti-discrimination provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Although the Biden administration won’t present oral arguments in the case or update a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Trump administration, it signaled to the justices and the public that it’s leaving the door open to adopting a more aggressive interpretation of the statute in the future.

Section 2 of the law forbids voting practices that result “in a denial or abridgment of the right … to vote on account of race or color [or language-minority status],” and provides that such a result “is established” if a jurisdiction’s “political processes … are not equally open” to members of such a group “in that [they] have less opportunity … to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice.”

“That text must be construed in light of Section 2’s constitutional context, as an exercise of Congress’s authority to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment’s ban on intentional discrimination,” the Trump administration’s brief filed last year stated.
The filing comes as the litigants prepare to present oral arguments to the Supreme Court in the case on March 2.

The case is two cases that the court consolidated. The first is Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (DNC). The second is Arizona Republican Party v. DNC. The reach of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is at issue.

scott467

This is why I have said that in the very near future, ‘WE’ cannot allow billionaires anymore.

As a matter of SELF DEFENSE for the human race.

We don’t HAVE to allow billionaires. I know many people believe that limiting humans to less than billionaire status is somehow ‘wrong’ or un-American or whatever, and I understand that perspective completely, it’s the same thing I was raised to believe.

But I was also raised to believe in individual rights, and the simple fact of the matter is that billionaires, just like Bill Gates, can violate the rights of everyone on the planet due to his inconceivable wealth, and humanity has no credible recourse — besides elimination.

There is a problem today that never existed before.

A very small number of people have more money than anyone ever, in history, by far.

And clearly, this kind of unlimited wealth and associated power creates severe mental instability in human beings.

So we end up with INSANE people who have more power than kings, more power than the leaders of most nation-states, who go rogue and threaten the lives and livelihoods of 7+ billion people.

We don’t have to allow it.

We don’t have to put up with it.

That’s all I’m saying.

Grandmaintexas

It’s really what the devil promised Christ Jesus if only he would bow down and worship him.

We can see the results of that in megalomaniacs like Bill Gates.

pgroup2

The solution is sort of like the plot of the movie Wanted.

scott467

I haven’t seen it, but if it’s like most shoot-em-ups, I’m guessing the antagonist, in the end, really only wanted to be luved… 😂🤣😂

TheseTruths

PDJT is a billionaire.

scott467

“PDJT is a billionaire.”

__________

That’s one.

Are there any other ‘good’ ones, or is he it?

yucki

I don’t know if this analogy works, but ~
“It’s not the gun, it’s the person using it.”

It’s not the money, it’s the power money can buy. Sinners like every mortal, whom do you trust?

It’s potential. You can’t put guard rails around individuals in a free society.

We’ve got to keep our weapons secure, locked away from the kids and the crooks.

And make certain that there are limits to what money can buy.

Madmen like Gates or Soros?
No, we shouldn’t have to put up with them.

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scott467

“I don’t know if this analogy works, but ~
“It’s not the gun, it’s the person using it.”

_____________

What if the gun makes the person crazy?

It doesn’t, but clearly billions of dollars does make most people crazy.

And crazy people with a ton of money are crazy dangerous.

.

“It’s not the money, it’s the power money can buy.”

_____________

From the perspective of someone without insane wealth, yes.

But something about the money changes people, and it almost never changes them for the better, and it puts them above the law and out of the reach of their victims.

It is the inability to put ourselves in the shoes of evil people which makes it so easy for them to get away with most of what they do. We don’t think like them, and they know that, and they use that to their maximum advantage.

It’s exactly how psychological projection works. They accuse others of what they themselves do. Most people cannot believe anyone would have the gall or audacity to engage in such stark raving hypocrisy, so the accusation serves as a cover to protect the hypocrite accuser.

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“Sinners like every mortal, whom do you trust?” It’s potential.”
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What if the ‘potential’ for abuse of power rises exponentially, toward certitude, as wealth rises?

Fantastic wealth = infinite temptation.

Who can resist infinite temptation?

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“We’ve got to keep our weapons secure, locked away from the kids and the crooks.”

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Okay… billions of dollars is a de facto weapon, and billions of dollars makes most people crooks — if not to attain it, then certainly to keep it.

Now what?

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“And make certain that there are limits to what money can buy.”

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Too late. Once someone is a billionaire, laws no longer apply in any real sense, so there are no limits, and nobody can reign them in.

I give you George Soros as exhibits A through Z.

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“Madmen like Gates or Soros? No, we shouldn’t have to put up with them.”

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I agree, but we always will, and we will condemn future generations to be subject to their whims, for so long as we allow unaccountable and unelected individuals to possess god-like wealth.

It is the love of money which is the root of all evil.

It’s a very hard thing to accumulate billions of dollars.

You have to really, really love it…

scott467

“It’s not that they have the wealth that’s so much the issue, it’s that they use it to try to control the rest of us via “philanthropy” when in reality, they’re just trying to put us under their control.”

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Which, of course, they could never do without wealth so extraordinary that normal people could never even begin to imagine.

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“Money is a tool, nothing more.”

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A hammer is nothing more than a tool — for you.

For someone else, it’s a preferred murder weapon.

The hammer didn’t make the person a murderer.

But billions of dollars does make most human beings detached from reality, and a deranged person having so much power makes them extraordinarily dangerous.

A loon with a hammer can only kill one person at a time, and probably not very many people, before he is caught or stopped.

A loon with billions of dollars can wipe out the economies of whole countries, or set plans in motion to eradicate 5+ billion people from the earth. And you will probably never be close enough to him to stop him. You may not even be on the same continent.

So it’s a matter of scale.

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“It is the giving into temptation of men in the world that is the problem.”

Don’t forget the wymens! 😁

The point is that if you only have $150 in your savings account, even if you are tempted to destroy the world, you can’t do very much to act on that desire.

If you have $150 billion, you can.

We don’t allow crazy people to have firearms, for the very obvious reason that guns are quite dangerous in the hands of someone who is not sane.

Having billions of dollars clearly makes most people insane, but instead of an AR15 with a 30-round magazine, they have enough power to wipe out the population of the entire world.

Or from another perspective, as wealth approaches infinity, so does temptation.

Who can resist infinite temptation?

And for how long?

yucki

There have to be lovely, quiet billionaires out there.…
~ Just tending their own gardens ~

scott467

“There have to be lovely, quiet billionaires out there.…
~ Just tending their own gardens ~”

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Why?

How could it even happen?

A thousand million… just to get to one billion.

How does a quiet, lovely person become a billionaire?

You don’t just stumble accidentally into billions of dollars while tending your gardens, it takes a real (and very serious) ‘go-getter’, who happens to be in the right place at the right time with the right skill set.

And whatever kind of better mouse trap you’ve come up with, if it proves successful, there is going to be serious and cut-throat competition to deal with, if you are going to survive.

Or you get it the old fashioned way, by inheritance. In which case, you don’t have any humility born of experience in the real world at all.

Whether through vicious competition or being born with a diamond spoon in one’s mouth, it’s like putting a psychopath or a trust-fund baby in charge of a weapons depo.

Hard to see how that ends well… 😂🤣😂

Wolf Moon

They’re a problem. And the financiers always WERE a problem.

cthulhu

The thing is, we could deal with this without the hassle if we tossed Gates to the Indians and Soros to Hungary.

We’re friends with India and Hungary — why not just honor their extradition requests?