Elder Patriot – Every once in a while, in an effort to sound intelligent, a loose-lipped Democrat drops his or her veil and actually recites the cardinal rule in their playbook for us. Former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, did exactly that after the orchestrated financial collapse that led to Barack Obama’s election.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
That crisis was used to launch a legislative attack on one of the three pillars that underpin American exceptionalism – free market capitalism. The centerpiece of the legislation that was passed was called the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank that served as a stick against small business and start-ups.
It was bolstered by $3 trillion dollars that was ostensibly sold as necessary to stimulate the economy but that was used as the carrot – a slush fund for Obama to encourage companies to adopt his Marxist policies. Their reward, aside from the massive cash infusions, was Obama’s justice department turning their backs while these compliant corporations ran roughshod over our nation’s anti-trust laws.
The result was massive vertical integration and consolidations by companies that “played ball” with Obama’s White House. These companies and their owners achieved the greatest disparity in wealth and earnings in American history and ground our economic growth to almost nothing – similar in almost all respects to Marxist economies throughout history.
It also allowed Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al to grow into monoliths with virtually full control of Internet news dissemination and discussion. And, they are using that power to silence conservatives and libertarians who dare to share any news or commentary that they might not agree with.
That is also as Obama planned it – the consolidation of news into controllable propaganda puppets – the hallmark of Marxist regimes.
Progressives are now using their ability to control what was once the province of free speech, the media to destroy the Second Amendment. The final two pillars that defined our country’s greatness – the First and Second Amendments rolled into one massive evisceration of our two most important Constitutional protections.
In what appears to be a concerted effort, the events in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland shooting are proving more and more as though they had been planned well in advance.
In fact, everything surrounding the shooting has begun smelling like rotten eggs as the evidence continues surfacing.
We learned two days ago that the command officer ordered a perimeter to be set up. That’s a fancy way of saying he told his men they had more important things to do than try to end the carnage as soon as possible.
The only acceptable excuse for that order would have been the presence of multiple shooters, the possibility of which that we discussed in this article. Keep in mind; the commander who made that call had access to the school’s CCTV cameras so he should’ve had no problem locating and isolating a lone shooter.
Yet, Sheriff Israel refuses to release the recordings. Why?
And the response to Sheriff Israel’s gross failure for what we have come to learn – no thanks to him – was a totally preventable massacre, has been advocacy for gun control.
Telegenic survivor David Hogg has also emerged as the face of this advocacy movement. As such, Hogg should be fair game for defenders of the Second Amendment. But, he isn’t. Dare challenge Hogg on the facts and you will be shamed and – here is where the First Amendment is being eviscerated – your social media accounts will be suspended or cancelled.
Writing for National Review Charles C.W. Cooke recaps Hogg’s meteoric rise as the face of the “end the Second Amendment” movement:
“Since the multiple murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg has emerged as a sort of Schrödinger’s Pundit, whose status within the debate sits contingent upon his critics’ willingness to push back. The game being played with his testimony — by adults, not by Hogg — is as transparent as it is cynical. For ten days now, Hogg has been as permanent a fixture on the nation’s TV screens as anyone bar the president. In each appearance, he has been invited without reply to share his ideas on our public policy.”
Why? Hogg was to be the face for gun control advocacy but his interviews tend to veer off into a broad range of public policy areas where, as with gun control, he displays an inability to think beyond the sound bites he has been fed.
Sound bites are, and always have been, how the Left sells its Marxist policies to an ignorant population. Who can forget the “TOO BIG TO FAIL” gem prior to the passage of the stimulus packages and Dodd-Frank?
So the Left anointed this good-looking seventeen-year old their gun control ambassador, armed him with sound bites and, then sent him on the road to sell gun control.
Some of the most influential and well-funded pro-Marxist groups in America stepped in immediately to “help” Hogg and his fellow cucks spread their message that more dependency on the police who failed them is the solution.
“Several large progressive organizations, donors, and a high-powered public relations firm are backing the March for Our Lives movement, which is quickly evolving from a student-run social media effort to end gun violence into one backed by some of the most influential activists in the country.”
Barely two weeks ago, the student survivors sat in a circle in the living room of one of their parents’ homes, planning a trip to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and handling nitty-gritty matters like which media outlets to talk to.
Since then, major players and organizations — including Everytown, Giffords, Move On, Planned Parenthood, and the Women’s March LA — told BuzzFeed News they are helping the students with logistics, strategy, and planning for next month’s March for Our Lives rally and beyond.
Yes, even Planned Parenthood got involved. Apparently they see a difference from the 350,000 or so abortions they perform annually.
“The American Federation of Teachers, which helped bus students and parents to Tallahassee multiple times last week, are now assisting with the March for Our Lives rally. The federation’s president told BuzzFeed News that they are also helping support next month’s march as well as helping to shape the vision and mission for the group once the rally is over.”
Then, AFT President Randi Weingarten had her Rahm Emanuel moment of truth:
“… the goal is to carry that momentum until November — with some of the students already using the hashtag #VoteThemOut.
“We are also marching towards midterms,” she said, adding that the activists intend for gun control and student safety to be a major platform and key issue for voters in the midterm elections.
“With their angst, anger, and authenticity, these students have pierced through the normal polarization of this debate,” Weingarten said. “This moment is different.”
Even disgraced former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz lent her considerable expertise in misleading the American public to the children masquerading as serious challengers to the Constitution’s Framers.
“Democratic US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Broward County resident for nearly 30 years, told BuzzFeed News she has been in touch with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas since the day after the shooting, helping them connect to state legislators and plan their trip to Tallahassee last week.
According to BuzzFeed, Wasserman Schultz advised the students on communication strategy. In laymen terms – she fed them sound bites and coached them on how to sound like policy wonks and when to retreat under the cover of children.
The louder the Left gets when they declare that this isn’t about politics, the massive political production they rolled out following the totally preventable massacre says otherwise.