Friday, March 31, 2023
A Defining Moment
Republicans, and specifically “MAGA” Republicans, want what they’ve always wanted. There’s nothing “extreme” about wanting low taxes, minimal regulation, concern for safety and security, and the patriotic desire to pursue success and achievement.
Democrats, on the other hand, have been actively seeking a complete and total “transformation” of America into just another authoritarian bureau-state.
Anyone who can’t see the latest scheme by the leftists for what it is, is asleep at the wheel. Half the population of America has just been forcibly told, “you cannot vote for the candidate of your choice. You must ‘choose’ from our list of pre-selected globalist traitors.”
The shit has fully hit the fan now. Nothing good will come of this, for anyone.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
and, justly so.
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Preaching to the Blatantly Stupid
“Answer the [godamn!] Question” Worthless Bureauclown
God, these parasites are frustrating.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Who is really
Thursday, March 23, 2023
On Meaningful Coincidence
It’s not completely fanciful to see “synchronicity” as a sort of qualitative gravity — where things and events of similar substance are drawn together — to converge in time and space. It’s also no wonder that particularly dramatic events would have an even stronger “pull.” It often takes the imagination of a writer or artist to discern the patterns and connections between things. To more practical minds, such things appear mysterious and magical. To the mystical and imaginative mind, synchronicity is just part of the natural order of things.
Before the cataclysm of WWI, a host of artists and composers depicted fragmentation and dissolution that ultimately crystallized in the tangible events of society in upheaval.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
A communist by any other name
They’re not “Democrats.” They’re not “liberals.” They’re not “progressives.” They’re not “woke.”
…They’re neo-Marxists. They believe in totalitarian collectivism — communism. What they call “equity” is the mere age-old desire to enslave humanity to the whims of an arrogant intellectual caste.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Thank God for
Sunday, March 19, 2023
From the Babylon Bee
Saturday, March 18, 2023
If Trump is Arrested
Some interesting considerations of attempts to indict Trump.
Friday, March 17, 2023
“Race” and the Myth of the Nobel Savage Victims of European Imperialism
Excellent insight into the bogus nonsense of our time.
…Another very good example of the superiority of facts over idealistic whining.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
I don’t require pronouns. My name is Cliff as in, “Cliff is reading a book” or “please give the book to Cliff.” I do however accept the following adjectives; “bizarre” and “amazing.”
If you want to alter or corrupt the English language, try something that has support among more than 3% of the public.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
For those who love or hate Tucker Carlson, this is an interesting interview. It begins a bit slow but offers plenty to contemplate the second half.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Some perspective on January 6th and our out-of-control government/Democrat industrial complex.
Friday, March 10, 2023
It’s Your Bedtime, Jr. Do What We Say, NOW!
God, it becomes more pathetic every day. . The tragedy is that the sane among us have to be dragged along into self-imposed dystopia. What utter idiots.
The Astrology of Donald Trump
This is a repost from one written a few years ago (when Donald Trump was still president). There is some minor editing and added preamble but generally addresses the same issue addressed earlier — an astrological appraisal of Donald Trump. If one accepts the conclusions of an astrological appraisal (and I realize many would not), Donald Trump is not “authoritarian,” at all. In fact, quite the opposite.
The original post follows:
The Astrology of Donald Trump
I’ve occasionally noted before my interest in astrology. I realize that many roll their eyes up at such things. My intention here isn’t to sway the skeptical into my thinking on the subject of astrology. I have a dormant blog that specifically addresses astrology.
I’ve probably noted before my belief that people’s allegiance to political candidates is likely motivated by one — or both — of two key things, perceptions of personal character and personality and/or appraisal of actual policy positions. Many people absolutely despise Donald Trump and can drone on endlessly regarding real and imagined negative traits. I’ve found few among these people who can hold up in a debate regarding his actual policies. It’s rare, but — on the other hand — occasionally one can hear a sober analysis of Trump’s actual policy positions. If one leans left and supports a powerful centralized government, globalization, and doesn’t particularly care for America’s founding principles, it’s a virtual guarantee that they won’t like values and policy positions summed up as, “Make America Great Again.”
Among the many accusations directed at the current president by his opponents is that he is, in one way or another, “authoritarian.” I find this absurd in view of his actual policy positions and actions. Enforcing a nation’s immigration laws is not an authoritarian stance. Likewise for deregulation and lowering taxes. Calling the establishment press, “fake news” and “enemies of the people” may anger a few elites but it doesn’t come close the the actual actions taken against media figures by the Obama and Biden administrations. Responding to attacks with comical monikers (e.g. “crooked Hillary”) is hardly the strategy of a despot. More often than not, the people calling Trump “authoritarian” appear to have the very traits they accuse the president of having. Antifa proclaiming Trump to be a “fascist” is beyond the textbook descriptions of psychological projection.
No doubt, Trump often exhibits a swagger and tough guy scowl that the less perceptive would immediately write off as authoritarian, but trying to look tough doesn’t make one authoritarian any more than Stalin looking like a gentle grandfather made him nonauthoritarian.
This is not going to be an exhaustive detailed appraisal of Donald Trump’s astrology chart. Just some basics. Likewise, I’m not going to list the many examples of groundless claims levied at him. I’ve already covered such things many times in other posts (my favorite example of wanton hyperbole is, “...ripping children from their mothers’ arms and putting them in cages,” which could more accurately be described as “temporarily removing them from the proximity of possible sex traffickers and providing for them in large areas with chain link partitions so they’re not commingling with adults and teenagers”).
Donald Trump is a “Gemini” (like only two other past presidents; Kennedy and the elder Bush). The “Sun in Gemini,” by itself, could be “authoritarian”...but would be very unlikely to be. The sign Gemini adds an element of mental dexterity and often a childlike playfulness to a personality. It’s a game player, impish and often funny — the “trickster” archetype. In astrology, Gemini is said to be a “mutable air” sign, meaning it possesses the trait of adaptable thought. Mutability by its very nature is adaptable, changeable, and flexible. It is decidedly not rigid. Such a person will often take a strong stand only to change it the next day. One can accuse such a person of being unreliable, unpredictable, and irresponsible — but quite the opposite of authoritarian. In Trump’s case, the mutability aspect of his personality is augmented further by the moon being in the sign Sagittarius at his birth. Sagittarius is said to represent “mutable fire” which could be defined as adaptable enthusiasm — a spirited and optimistic sense of adventure. This spirited and independent optimism is often prone to exaggeration and boasting excess but can be inspiring as well. This astrological trait is philosophical. Not the polished or sophisticated philosophy of the academy, but one more akin to cowboys around a campfire. An individual could have this placement (Moon in Sagittarius) and be “authoritarian” but again, not likely. Taken along with the “Sun in Gemini” and some other factors I’ll soon mention, this is not an authoritarian personality.
The term “authoritarian personality” was first coined by the Marxistpsychologist Theodor Adorno. Adorno had developed a bogus scale that appeared scientific but was no more than a depiction of anyone holding conservative views as “authoritarian” (I guess he overlooked the rich history of authoritarianism on the left that still plagues us today).
In Donald Trump’s horoscope, the planet Neptune is at a ninety degree angle to Mercury. This can represent thought processes that are escapist or transcendent. They can appear muddled and confused and lack clarity and precision. Because their method of appraisal is not based on logic, such a person may appear confused and scatterbrained but, quite the contrary, they can have remarkable intuitive insight. This style of thinking is often written off as “stupid” by people with far less intellect but a more analytical approach to thought. The “Neptunian’s” speech often involves paradox, symbolism, and playful witticisms. If one is impressed with the academic elite that rules the federal bureaucracy, they aren’t going to like a character who thinks and speaks in the realm of spontaneous dream symbolism....(they probably won’t like being called “Pocahontas” either). Trump’s convoluted speech can be hilarious at times. I remember him once saying, “ there’s a cloud over my head that isn’t there.” ...a walking Buddhist Koan. Those of us who appreciate his style “know what he means.” To the many who hate him, he’s merely “stupid” or worse still, “lying.” Those who criticize Trump for being unpredictable, confused, irresponsible, or childish are probably right to a degree but are apparently unaware of a simpler and more accurate description as someone who “thinks outside of the box.”
I’ve concluded that a lot of Trump’s effectiveness comes from what I see as “school yard politics.” Most people’s desire to “think like an adult” removes them from some very effective strategies for dealing with others. Instinctual behavior is often far more effective than the contrived etiquette we are told to adopt as we become older.
The icing on Donald Trump’s unpredictable and erratic manner is a very prominent position of the planet Uranus. The planet Uranus is said to be “conjunct the Sun” in his chart. It is also “parallel” the Sun — an eclipse between the Sun and Uranus. All this jargon simply means is that the symbolism of the planet figures strongly in the overall motivations and character of the individual in question.
Uranus is the planet of revolution. It is “electric,” “shocking,” disruptive and independent to a fault. There is certainly disagreement among those who analyze astrology charts as to the benefits or pitfalls of a given configuration. I personally like Uranus. To more conventional types, a personality dominated by this planet is seen as “weird,” “crazy,” and disruptive. ‘Definitely anti-establishment. The left would like to see itself as standard bearers of these attributes but are now far from it. “Real Rebels Don’t Love Big Brother.”
The traits of a prominent Uranus inevitably put one in the spotlight to some degree. Such a person can be a “loose canon” but also an innovator and someone who follows their own drummer. It’s likely that they will have considerable charisma but can also be a lightening rod to conflict. The forces of stasis and establishment values will feel very threatened by such an individual (picture the scowling former CIA director — and former communist — John Brennen to see a caricature of the establishment).
A kind of cool detachment often accompanies the “Uranian” personality. Their openness to the new, different, and unusual often means they are notably unprejudiced in their relations. While most of us constrain our personal encounters to those of predictable similarity, a Uranian type doesn’t care about such guidelines. They can mingle with anyone of varying races, ages, or lifestyles. Trumps detractors would of course deny this because the narrative is that he’s “racist” and “homophobic” etc. In fact, honest appraisal realizes that these accusations are completely groundless. Trump was always more comfortable around construction workers than the elite snobs of his economic class. He’s always been very tolerant of gays and had made a point of elevating woman to high positions in his companies as well as guiding his own daughter to a position of success and power.
While Donald Trump’s chart contains many factors that are decidedly not authoritarian, there are factors one may find in other individuals’ horoscopes that are notably authoritarian. As an prime example, “progressive” partisan (communist) Michael Moore is a Taurus with a highly pronounced Saturn. The very opposite of Trump’s chart in many ways, Moore’s horoscope exhibits all the attributes of someone who is extremely inflexible and resistant to adaptability and compromise. On the whole, his chart is that of a dogmatic control freak. Ironically, it is Michael Moore’s chart that bears considerable similarity to Adolph Hitler’s in spite of his finding “Hitler” out there, beyond his own psyche. It should be noted that some of the factors I’ve described in Michael Moire’s chart can be positive. If one needs qualities of persistence, determination, and conviction, a Taurus / Saturn combination can be a positive thing. (I think it’s clear that Michael Moore does not exhibit the best traits of these astrological markers).
Most people are likely to have a variety of factors governing their personality, some more pronounced than others. Some people’s tendency to dominate others doesn’t extend far beyond a family or office. Others will project their more negative traits and find “fascism” all around them. I’m quite confident that, if one were to study the astrology of Antifa, one would find a lot of astrological factors that indicate authoritarian attributes combined with an enhanced tendency to project those attributes.
Even if one does not have a birthday (specific astrological chart) available, the astrological system affords an interesting template to view behavior. There are nation-states and groups that exhibit attributes of inflexibility, domination, and control (we call them dictatorships) and there are nations that our highly flexible, changeable, and open-ended in relation to their citizens (which we can accurately describe as “free” to some degree).
As noted at the beginning of this analysis, this is not meant to be an exhaustive appraisal of Donald Trump’s astrology chart. While every astrologer interprets a chart with some degree of personal bias, basic themes are fairly consistent. One can look up the aspects noted (for example, “Uranus conjunct the Sun”) and find descriptions in line with what I’ve written here.
I’m not going to make any specific predictions but will note the very significant “transit” occurring to the President’s chart at this time [this was originally written in 2019]. In the sky now, the planets Saturn and Pluto are at a discordant angle to the position of the Sun in Donald Trump’s chart. There is considerable culmination to this by January of 2020 and continues on well into 2020 to some degree. This would indicate what is obvious; frustration and confrontation with powerful forces that literally seek to “destroy” — a power struggle. Of course, this has been going on for some time but, as noted, a climax of some kind is likely by January. It’s not particularly impressive to “predict” such things as they are playing out currently but, one could have noted the astrological predictive factors for this period at any time in Trump’s past. To lessor people, such a transit could parallel a period of utter defeat, and indeed, that may be the case here but...
When all factors are taken into account, the astrological chart of the president is a powerful chart. When compared to the minions who have sought to depose him, there is no comparison. The struggle is that of a titan dealing with mere mortals. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi...pleeeease. ‘Clearly sub mortals. It’s important to note, in spite of many flaws exhibited and magnified, Trump is sincerely fighting off a very powerful clique of entrenched elites — they are “Saturn/Pluto.” Their goals are dubious and, in the end, ironically authoritarian. Considering Trump’s astrology chart, those of ill will toward him may find themselves confronting some well-deserved poetic justice at some later time.
An authoritarian doesn’t conjure witty monikers for those who unjustly attack. An authoritarian willfully invests power in the state and seeks to enhance punitive powers to eliminate opposition and control a citizenry. Those who now fit that description are obvious...and they aren’t Donald Trump.
Monday, March 06, 2023
The Horrors of Being a 90s Democrat
A point I constantly try to make.
John Kennedy Lives
The folksiness is deceptive. This guy attended Oxford university. A Mark Twain of our time.
Thursday, March 02, 2023
Demanding that one use “prefered pronouns” makes as much sense as demanding prefered adjectives - “you must refer to me as “grand, perfect, and god-like.”
Equity vs. Equality
“Equity” is nothing more than an implemented program of revenge for negative historical circumstance real and imagined.
Randall Carlson and “Climate Change”
This guy is brilliant. Anyone who has listened to Randall Carlson at length on Joe Rogan’s podcast is deeply impressed with what he has to say and the objective way he presents it.