Take some time off

I recently spent a few days hiking and camping in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  Thankfully there was no cell phone service so I was completely in the dark on the politics and hysteria of the day; a mental reset my mind sorely needed.

The fight for our civilization from a big picture point of the view is the most important fight you can involve yourself in.  Sharing articles, memes, videos, waking up friends and colleagues, all of these are an important part in enacting the mind and cultural shift needed to get this country and the West at large back on track.  But it’s hard work, and tiring.  If I involve myself too much every single day without respite I find myself irritable, sometimes dejected, and sometimes paranoid.  There’s a reason soldiers rotate off the front line after a period of time.  Battle fatigue is real, and you don’t maximize performance of a soldier by running them into the ground.

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Everybody has their ways of relaxing or changing their mindset.  For me, being outside in nature away from computers and a smartphone is the most effective antidote.  It clears my head, gets me thinking big picture about life in general, and in the case of hiking is a great way to get the blood flowing.  Find you getaway spot or place you can let go mentally for a bit.  Sometimes even just a 15 minute walk can be the reset your mind needs to get back to peak performance.

Really, Hillary?

Failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently weighed in on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with this gem:

“It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of the Court for decades and to reverse decades of progress,” the former Democratic presidential nominee declared.  I used to worry that they [the Republicans] wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s.”

On the one hand I’m tired of seeing this old hag with her scowling face on TV.  On the other hand, it’s great having HRC weigh in on any issue.  She is a destructive force to the feral left and will only push more people right.  So he wants to turn the courts back to the way the Democrats liked it?  Slavery huh?

One thing she is right about is that President Trump does want to shift the balance of the courts, and his decisions will remain intact for decades.  She’s wrong, as per usual, on the intent, and this isn’t turning back progress at all, just setting things as they always should have been.  Tyler O’Neil over at PJ Media has a great article that goes more in depth on this.  But the Supreme Court should never be dictating law or driving change.  You shouldn’t be able to predict how the Supreme Court will vote on every case before it’s even heard.  The fact that you can predict a 5-4 outcome on so many issues has been a problem for a long time.  President Trump is looking to fill the Supreme Court that will respect what the intent of the Constitution represents as it was written by our Founding Fathers.  Not this “living document” nonsense where you can bend it to mean whatever you want to further whatever social change you want.  Only a sociopath like HRC could think they’d actually try and bring back slavery.

“Journalism”

Huffington Post, folks!  This is what qualifies for journalism these days.  Some hard hitting stuff here.  Whether entirely serious or retroactively pretending to be coy, this is crap.  Innuendo.  They know exactly what they’re doing.

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Do not let up on these people and these organizations.  Could you ever picture them postulating this “this or that might exist” about Obama?  Neither could I.  Intentionally dishonest and misleading is the name of the game for these swamp creatures.

New Hampshire Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill

Another potential area for Democrat abuse has been somewhat settled.  Via the Concord Monitor:

Currently, people voting in New Hampshire need only demonstrate that they are domiciled in the state, a status that requires voters count New Hampshire as their place of residence “more than any other place,” but which doesn’t carry the requirements of residency. HB 1264 would merge the definitions of “residency” and “domicile” in New Hampshire law, effectively making anyone who casts a ballot in an election a de facto resident.

Republican supporters of the bill have called the move a common-sense change that brings New Hampshire in line with 49 other states that require residency to vote. But Democrats and voting rights groups have attacked the bill as a voter suppression technique aimed at college students, arguing that the resulting requirement for voters to obtain New Hampshire driver’s licenses and car registrations amounts to a “poll tax.”

As most people know, New Hampshire features prominently in the primaries because they are the first primary.  The momentum that comes out of these very early elections can be the catalyst to propel candidates forward, or if they poll very low kill their election dreams before they really start.

This is a pretty significant ruling as New Hampshire gets a lot of attention early on and is a swing state.  A complaint some residents of New Hampshire have is the influence of ultra liberal Massachusetts.  Closing this loophole and putting New Hampshire in line with the rest of the country should help alleviate this a little bit.

Incorrect interpretation of Birthright Citizenship?

Brian Lonergan at American Thinker has written a great post about how we’ve misinterpreted the 14th Amendment regarding birthright citizenship, specifically of illegals and those coming over in what is being deemed as birth tourism.  An excerpt from Mr Lonergan’s post:

For decades, many agencies have treated virtually all children born in the United States – even the children of illegal aliens or tourists – as citizens at birth under the Constitution.  This all-inclusive interpretation of birthright citizenship, repeated endlessly in the mainstream media, is what gave rise to the “anchor baby” phenomenon.  With children born in the United States to illegal alien parents instantly qualifying for welfare and other state and local benefit programs, the incentive for aliens to have their children born in the U.S. is immense.

Yet under Supreme Court precedent, neither the children of illegal aliens nor those of tourists are citizens at birth.  In the 1898 case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court found that a man born in San Francisco to Chinese parents was a citizen at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment because his parents, when he was born, were legally residing in the United States.  The holding of this case is widely misread as conferring citizenship at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment on all persons whatsoever born in the United States, with the narrow exceptions of children of diplomats, members of an invading force, and Indians born in the allegiance of a tribe.  The brief shows that this reading is wrong; the Court clearly excluded the children of illegal aliens and non-U.S. residents from constitutional birthright citizenship.  The Court’s decision has been incorrectly applied for 120 years.

Based on Wong Kim Ark and an earlier decision in Wilkins v. Elk, the still controlling rule of the Supreme Court is clear: whether one is a citizen at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment depends on whether one was born in the United States to a U.S. resident parent who, at the time, both had permission to be in the United States and owed direct and immediate allegiance to the United States.  This rule happens to exclude the children of both illegal aliens (who do not have permission to be in the country) and tourists (who do not “reside” here) from constitutional birthright citizenship.

Immigration law in general needs to be reviewed and revamped.  The system simply cannot continue in its current form if we’re to survive as a country.  The spirit of too many of our laws is no longer respected, and loopholes have been abused such that programs that were initially created to help those in dire need are now seen as the prize for getting to America.  We cannot survive as a welfare state with our current immigration policies.  One has to go.  Ideally both.

Africans are causing parasite epidemics in Europe

One of the many disasters that has been caused by the African migration into Europe has been the introduction of parasitic epidemics that were wholly preventable and which further endanger the native population.  Via Independent:

Around 25-30 per cent of humans are currently infected with at least one parasitic worm species.

The diseases they cause can be devastating. Worm infections can lead to diverse and chronic conditions such as scarring of the eyes and blindness, swelling of extremities and immobility, blockage of digestion and malnutrition, anaemia and tiredness. They can also increase an individual’s risk of developing cancer and Aids.

Not so long ago, human diseases caused by parasitic worms were thought to be confined to resource poor communities throughout Africa, Asia and South America. But in this age of global travel and changing climate, parasitic worms are slowly but surely moving into parts of Europe and North America. The long-term consequences of increased parasitic worm distributions are difficult to predict, but the harm that infection causes highlights the need for developing control strategies that can mitigate this 21st-century threat to global health.

Our team of scientists is currently using cutting-edge technologies to combat the single most important parasitic worm disease, schistosomiasis (or bilharzia).

Schistosomiasis – which is caused by infection with blood dwelling schistosome flatworms – currently affects hundreds of millions of people every year, often leading to the deaths of thousands to hundreds of thousands of victims. Its impact is so great that some have claimed it is second only to malaria on the scale of devastating parasitic diseases.

Approximately 85 per cent of all human schistosomasis currently occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, but outbreaks have recently been reported on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. People become infected with the parasites when they come into contact with certain types of freshwater snail that produce human-infective stage schistosomes. These parasitic worms rapidly penetrate the skin and develop into adult male and female schistosomes within the blood vessels surrounding the intestines or bladder of infected individuals.

Hundreds to thousands of eggs are produced daily by each female worm. And, once they become trapped in human organs, these eggs induce chronic complications including inflammation, tissue scarring, fluid imbalances, anaemia and, eventually, death. A proportion of eggs that migrate into the intestines or bladder will be released into the environment when an infected individual defecates or urinates. If these eggs reach fresh water, they can hatch and release snail-infective schistosome stages, which effectively completes the life cycle.

There are a lot of dark reasons behind the migrant crisis in Europe.  The author is clearly off the mark on climate change being the driver for this nonsense, but the end result is undeniable.  One wonders if perhaps there isn’t a pharmaceutical angle to it as well, but who knows.  I guess parasitic epidemics for diseases that weren’t prevalent in Europe is just another sacrifice we have to make for the ultimate strength in diversity we’ve been promised all along.  But hey, who knows, maybe through the magic soil in Europe these people will magically start defecating in designated areas for human waste disposal to slow the spread of these parasites.  One can dream, anyways.

Eroica

Referencing Napoleon in my last post inspired me to post Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony.  Rumored to be originally dedicated to Napoleon until he made himself emperor, it is a titan of a work and a crowning achievement of Western culture.  Here’s Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, and for a great little additional feature also linked to a breakdown of this with Bernstein explaining in more detail.  Truly a great listen.