Herodotus, “The Father of History”
I got caught in a heavy rain today; and as I huddled under my umbrella, an incident of history crept into my mind. It was first reported by Herodotus–aka “The Father of History” to some, “The Father of Lies” to others–and later adapted by Livy, who changed some of the details. But the point of the story did not change.
The tyrant of Syracuse wished to pass on his power to his son; but his son said, “How am I to rule this country, father? I don’t know!”
“Come with me,” said the tyrant. “I’ll show you.”
He led his son out of the city, stopping in a poppy field. There he took his cane and began to lop off the heads of all poppies that had grown to a certain point.
“That’s how you rule Syracuse,” he said. “Anyone who grows too high, you cut him down.”
Some things never change. Donald Trump would understand this lesson: he’s getting the royal poppy treatment.
As the Almighty State’s hatchet-men labor to destroy President Donald Trump, somehow the nation seems to have forgotten that from 2016 through 2020, every single day, every Democrat in America, plus all the creeps in Academe and the nooze media, insisted that Trump’s victory in the 2016 election was illegitimate and should be overturned.
Is the ‘News’ Just a Lot of Big Fat Lies?
Doing the exact same thing they now demand that Donald Trump be imprisoned for!
I don’t remember any instance in my lifetime of Democrats not trying to invalidate any election that they lost.
I pray the LORD will intervene: we need to see some justice done.
I know I didn’t have a crystal ball when I wrote this in 1986… but now it seems I did.
Every villain on this earth is against Donald Trump–so he must be good. I’m finally convinced of that.
What a speech he gave in Michigan the other night! In which he pledged himself to “defend the working class from the corrupt political class that has spent decades sucking the life, wealth, and blood out of this country” (https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4190256/posts). You tell ’em, Mr. President!
This is why the establishment will break every rule in the book if that’s what it takes to put this man down. Hey, no one comes home broke from Capitol Hill! Right? That’s something worth protecting, eh?
Like Trump himself has said, they’re coming after you–“I’m just in the way.”
(There, I’ve got those political passions off my chest. Now I can go outside and work on my book.)
Who’s safe from this, anymore?
It’s easy to forget political events, even ones that were really big nooze at the time. I thought it would be good to revisit 2017 and the witch-hunt that kept Judge Roy Moore out of the U.S. Senate.
Some Thoughts on Roy Moore
This is what Democrats to do their political rivals–try to destroy them. A federal jury has awarded Moore $8.2 million in damages against the Democrats for defaming him in the Senate campaign. Their aim was to permanently destroy his reputation. They spent $4 million doing it.
But that’s nothing compared to what they’ve done to President Donald Trump. Now they’ve raided his home, and won’t say what for. They’ve turned the FBI into a corrupt partisan goon squad. When are they going to start shooting politicians they don’t like?
I was a newspaper man in the 1970s, covering state, county, and local politics. Most of the politicians I dealt with were Democrats–on the whole, normal, decent, and sane, even if they did have a few ideas I thought were totally wrong. Some were even good. I don’t recall speaking with any who were 20 oars short of a trireme, rug-chewing, foaming-at-the-mouth Far Left Crazies.
What happened to normal Democrats? How did they get replaced by all these loonies?
Well… If they can do it to Donald Trump, they can do it to you.
Due to some confusion on my part, I have an extra Newswithviews column this week: they want me to write another one for tomorrow, my usual publication day. Ah, well, it’s nice to be wanted.
Here we ask again: who can broker a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine? Boy howdy, who could that be?
Where’s the Peacemaker?
We might also ask, do the world’s big shots even want peace? Their great goal is not peace. Their dream is global government, owned and operated by themselves at our expense. Do they mind chaos and destruction? Not if it brings them closer to that global government. Like their mentor Stalin said, gotta break eggs to make an omelet.
We need Donald Trump back in office.
You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to get this Benjamin Harrison stamp, back when I was stamp-collecting.
Now that they’ve got the presidency, by hook or by crook, leftids say “Respect the office!” But they were singing a different tune in 2017, and kept singing it for the whole four years that President Trump was in the White House.
Is the President’s Name Hate Speech?
If they respected the office, they’d never choose the candidates they try to impose on us every two or four years.
It’s only hate speech when they say it is; and it’s only hate speech if it comes from us.
Gasp! And it’s vanilla, too–white ice cream! That makes it worse!
How did I ever miss this, when CNN “reported” it back in 2017? (https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/trump-time-magazine-ice-cream/index.html) I was going to leave it alone, but find I can’t. This is worse than white supremacy!
Donald Trump, president of the United States, had two scoops of ice cream while everybody else at the table had one. Quick, the smelling salts!
Is this the journalism we get from our journalism schools? Do these idiots just pick the school that has the highest sliding board? The biggest merry-go-round?
I hope Bill O’Reilly is right, and that CNN gets sold next year and all the chowderheads get fired.
I’m tellin’ ya, they’ll shut us all down before they’re through!
Wow. The self-proclaimed Masters of the Universe have gone too far for even Bernie Sanders to keep up with them.
A few months ago, Twitter banned President Donald Trump for as long as the stars shine and the grass grows–on the specious grounds that people interpreted his tweets as an incitement to riot (because only Democrats are allowed to incite riots, don’t you know).
Well, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s “not comfortable” with that (https://nypost.com/2021/03/23/bernie-sanders-not-comfortable-with-trump-twitter-ban/). After depositing the usual heap of epithets against President Trump, Sanders said, “Yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned, and tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view.” It’s unacceptably risky, he said, for “a handful of high tech people” to control speech in America.
In this, Sanders is echoing the view expressed by several European leaders–who’s to stop Big Tech from silencing anyone they please, for any reason? Trump today, Angela Merkel tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Capitol Hill is densely populated by Democrats who want to silence everybody who’s not them; and if Big Tech is a little slow on the draw, trust these Dems to pep them up.
Please–you don’t think for one minute that O’Crazy-O-Cortez, or Schumer, or Schiff, or Pelosi believe in free speech, do you?
Liberty and Democrats just don’t go together at all.
[Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip]
There are still well-meaning people who think that if only we could have a meaningful dialogue with leftids, we’d come to appreciate each other’s humanity and find ways to resolve our differences. And then we could all go feed the unicorns.
How, for instance, are you supposed to have a meaningful dialogue with the Democrat governor of Oregon, Kate Brown? Appearing recently on some goofy cable TV show–“Democracy Now,” good grief–this Far Left jidrool vowed to “use law enforcement [before or after defunding the police?] to eradicate” President Donald Trump’s “forces” (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/oregon-governor-vows-eradicate-trump-forces-sympathizes-antifa-murderer-condemning-trump-federal-officers/).
She described the perpetual Portland riots as “peaceful protests”–honest, it only hurts when I laugh–and at the same time blamed President Trump and evil “federal officials” for the whole business. Meanwhile, a lot of the rest of the country wondered why the president didn’t intervene to stop the riots. But the governor wants it both ways.
What exactly did she mean by “eradicate”? Make it against the law to have voted for Donald Trump? That would be an ex post facto law, explicitly forbidden by the Constitution–but how many Democrats–or college graduates–would know that? Or care?
She likes Antifa, though. Gotta give her that.
So let’s have a good old-fashioned chin-wag, Ms. Governor. How much time do we have before you call in your goon squad to eradicate me?
What has gone wrong with our civics, that we wound up having people like this holding office in America?
There wasn’t a day of Donald Trump’s presidency in which Democrats didn’t try to get him out of office. After four years, they finally managed it. And destroyed the integrity of our electoral process, maybe forever.
And there wasn’t a day of that four-year siege when they didn’t have some cockeyed “evangelicals” scolding the rest of us for supporting the one man who stood up to the Far Left and mostly stood alone. Like, we were “baaaad Christians” for supporting him.
Are We Immoral (but they’re not)?
I voted for Trump because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton. I voted for him again because he turned out to be the best president we ever had in my lifetime.
I don’t know if we’ll ever get our country back.