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Exclusive from Gen. Flynn: If We Don't Act, 2% of the People Are About To Control the Other 98%

https://www.westernjournal.com/exclusive-gen-flynn-dont-act-2-people-control-98/

Balint Somkuti, PhD

Babak,

while your interpretation is (more) true, 'talib' like 'al-kaida' has become much more in public speech than their meaning in arabic. They have become brands.

The destruction of the Buddha statues (later followed in similar fashion by Daesh) was a pure shock to the western world. There are strong paralels between islamists and this current mob.

JohninMK

Two days ago General Flynn put pen to paper. From his words you can see why the other side are desperate to remove him from the political scene. He might make a good VP.

Incidentally, Sidney, his lawyer has confirmed that he is under no gagging order, just being prudent.

These are his first paras to set the tone, the rest is at either link.

"I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time.

The more I’ve thought about this phrase, the more I believe it. There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning.

Despite there being countless good people trying to come to grips with everything else on their plates, our silent majority (the indifferent) can no longer be silent.

If the United States wants to survive the onslaught of socialism, if we are to continue to enjoy self-government and the liberty of our hard-fought freedoms, we have to understand there are two opposing forces: One is the “children of light” and the other is the “children of darkness.”

As I recently wrote, the art and exercise of self-governance require active participation by every American. I wasn’t kidding! And voting is only part of that active participation. Time and again, the silent majority have been overwhelmed by the “audacity and resolve” of small, well-organized, passionate groups. It’s now time for us, the silent majority (the indifferent), to demonstrate both."

https://www.westernjournal.com/exclusive-gen-flynn-dont-act-2-people-control-98/

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/general-flynn-silent-majority-wake-americas-risk-being-lost

mcohen

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/irans-methanol-exports-to-china-rose-in-april/ar-BB15SJTs

A lot of farting unicorns here

HARRY C

On second thought. This too shall pass.
Lots of talk about how organized Antifa/ BLM is. (Soros, etc.)

One obvious weak point of this "insurgency" is transport. The rear engine of tour buses can easily be disabled with HP rifle or slugs. Tires. (Non-lethal). Outside blue cities they'll be singing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_g84Mg7k_4

Will they ride in back of pickups like ISIS? In February? LOL
Stay local? Not enough bodies evidenced by their bussing people everywhere. Full on armed insurrection? USA? How much & who would pay?

+ a little intel. (Where's their bus?) Lots of eyes along those lonely stretches. Now hillbillies have drones. Big-uns with gas engines that go 150 mph. LOL. Give them insurgents a PB&J sandwich,
let them hitchhike home & finish their degree in diversity studies. Future administrators.

Hopefully a resistance will organize & we'll finally see who this "we the people" are. More resilient than you think.

But beware that we don't get the Moral Majority back in charge.

What's old new again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLc2O1xtYk

You are the militia. Duct tape or bailing wire whatever it takes.

fredw

"Weak politicians who in their hearts are filled with guilt ..."

I think that this needs a quick reality check. Any explanation of events based on the consciences of politicians is immediately deeply implausible. Ideology doesn't even matter for this. Nor any other aspect of culture. The people we are talking about are not driven by guilt or any other aspect of conscience. Such people do not get to the top in the rough and tumble world of the big time (in any field). To the extent that their rhetoric leans in that direction, it is driven by a perception that there is a significant audience for such sentiments. Rightness of wrongness of the sentiments doesn't matter. (For politicians.) There are people who feel threatened and mistreated by the current system and people who feel threatened by changes. Politics is the working out of those different perceptions of self interest.

turcopolier

fredw

Nah. People like the mayor in Seattle have the canker of Leftism buried deep in their inner beings.

BillWade

We shouldn't forget what Castro accomplished with 700 insurgents versus Batista's 30,000 strong military, extensive police and intelligence agents.

AK

John in MI,

"It would be very interesting to war game a hypothetical Civil War in the United States, beginning with the initial catalyst."

I second this motion. I've been wracking my brain to figure out how such a scenario would play out and I'm mostly at a loss.

Barbara Ann

Jack

That's the best & most important Tucker monologue I've seen so far - "partisan junk food" was particularly memorable. He is the one figure I could see unifying Americans. Alas getting him into a position to do so would take years we probably don't have. His home truths must be making him enemies among corporately captured Republicans.


likbez

"I think the proper framework of thinking about this events is "American Maidan": two greedy and corrupt groups with the US neoliberal oligarchy are fighting for power."
What you describe is the Ancien Régime; the bipartisan globalist duopoly; the Uniparty. The neo-Marxist revolutionaries have no respect for the outmoded democratic system of Dems vs. GOP, or the Constitution that underlies it. To them it is all superfluous, dead weight. They want to sweep it all away to make way for their New American Utopia.

The Dems are doubtless using Antifa, BLM etc as useful idiots, but they do not seem to understand the fire they are playing with. The Democratic Party itself may survive, but it will be unrecognizable once the extremists take it over completely.

The same underlying forces that gave rise to the Deplorable counter revolution against the globalists has given rise to the awokening. The old system and more particularly the corruption no one has yet cleared out, is failing both sides, but whereas the Deplorables seek a restoration of older values within the cherished Constitution, the Wokes are determined to burn everything down so as to impose their hyper-progressive brand of intolerance on everyone. And so far they are having great success. I can easily see this rolling towards a tipping point.

The Colonel is right to highlight weak politicians as a real danger. It seems most of the Ancien Régime is unaware of the dire peril it is in and can only see the current paradigm continuing indefinitely. To many of us it is self evident that this is the one certainty; it cannot.

I sometimes wonder what may precipitate a transition into outright violence, from which there may be no return. Something like Tucker Carlson being cancelled by white-guilt ridden Fox executives, under pressure from the Woke Terror and with tacit support from corrupt Repubs who want to shut him up, perhaps. So much dry tinder.

likbez

@fredw | 01 July 2020 at 06:30 AM


There are people who feel threatened and mistreated by the current system and people who feel threatened by changes. Politics is the working out of those different perceptions of self-interest.

You completely misunderstand the idea of identity politics as pursued by Democratic Party. They key idea is to create groups hostile to each other and thus split the electorate on "minor differences." In no way this is about working out the differences, it is about amplifying them.

This is done with the explicit goal to avoid political backlash for neoliberal policies of the last 50 years, deindustrialization, offshoring, and decline of the standard of living of the bottom 80% of the population.

And to depose Trump, who personify a challenge to those Democratic Party policies (although in reality, despite his election rhetoric he governed mostly as a part of the problem, not as a part of the solution.)

The critical issue that the USA facing is how to re-industrialize the country and create meaningful jobs for people who lost them. Even if this means to make life more difficult for coastal elites, which are the backbone of the Democratic Party.

That among other things require redirecting of a part the parasitic income of financial oligarchy and a part of the military budget on the support of moving factories back (like Japan recently did) and scaling down foreign military presence.

Including downsizing politicized CIA, while strengthening intelligence services outside CIA, and first of all military intelligence, which is far less politicized and more objective.

The ideas that Trump supports, but is unable to implement so far.

We do need something like a second New Deal. BLM and "American Maidan" protests in major cities (fully supported as a tool to depose Trump by Democratic majors as we see in Seattle, New York, and Chicago) are just diversionary tactics to bury this idea under the smokescreen of identity politics.

Diana Croissant

I sit here reading reports and articles I find on my computer. I check to local news. Our local university has a group--a very small group--with one or two Black students, which has done some demonstrating but no rioting and no destroying property or attempting to take over property. It's sad to me how they think they are trying to make themselves more "relevant" in that way.

I watch the national news and become frightened and discouraged; however, I can walk around or drive around any part of this medium sized town, and I do not see the turmoil I see on television.

I wonder if what I am experiencing is called cognitive dissonance. National news seems to be taking place in a different country from the one in which I live.

It reminds me of the time I was a young undergrad in this same town when the sex, drugs, and rock and roll crowd were dominating the national news--or worse the Vietnam war protests were behaving badly and the nasty Weathermen were trying to blow up police stations. Those people seemed so distant and far away.

All I can hope for is that again it will be Middle America in the medium and small town and farming areas of the country that will hold our country together.

I never knew any one of my classmates or work friends in any of my many employment situations over the years who hated their parents' generation or hated the government so much as these kids do.

I think they all must have had very weak and neglectful parents.

Does anyone remember the woman during the Baltimore riots over the Freddie Gray situation who rushed into the crowd of rioters and grabbed her son by his t-shirt and pulled him out of there to take him home?

We need thousands more parents like that woman. I know my dad would have bruised my bottom if I had ever behaved like these idiotic entitled and brainwashed young people. I also know that because I admired my parents and grandparents so much, I would have never acted as these young people do.

So, to my way of thinking, it IS the breakdown of the family that some speak of that is the problem here. There is the breakdown of old-fashioned morality and behavioral norms.

I do think also that I have seen that same sort of breakdown in the behavior of our Congressional members. For example, Adam Schiff's presence and position in Congress really put me into cognitive dissonance. He reminded me of a spoiled rich high school boy whose parents' wealth had protected him from any sort of reprimand on the part of the faculty or school administration.

If Adam Schiff could take control of the House of Representatives the way he did, why shouldn't all those other young snots be afraid of taking control of the nation the way they are doing now?

I am proud that my two sons are living productive lives and raising my four grandchildren following many of the same rules and methods I set as they were growing up. They are living in middle class communities. Hopefully there are enough younger people like them who will eventually outnumber the idiots who are wasting their lives throwing temper tantrums.

casey

If the DNC is rolling up CHAZ or whatever the hell it's called today, presumably that means diminishing returns are kicking in. Likewise, there will be the next "event" in this regime-change op in order to keep the heat on up to the election. What will their next move be?

Mark K Logan

turcopolier,

Indeed so in the case of Durkin. Right to the bone it goes. However she has learned the hard way that some in the city council have to be checked. She's not a phony leftist but has streaks of realism. Probably a good fit for the situation, as is.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/durkan-asks-seattle-city-council-to-investigate-sawant-for-contemptuous-behavior/

I have a project at one of the hospitals near the CHOP (Capital Hill is also known as "Pill Hill" due to it' abundance of hospitals) so I wandered in for a look-see early last week. It was apparent the homeless were moving in and I was told the biggest issue was gang bangers fighting for turf rights to the place at night. If I had to put a tag on it it would be "kids learning civics by trial and error, mostly error." Getting taken apart this week due to that combination of calamities. The vocal leftists weren't in charge of anything but the bullhorn they held and the square foot of concrete they happen to be standing on. Yakking away, only a couple people bothering to stop and listen.

Jack

Comedian Russell Brand has an analysis that is well worth a watch.

https://youtu.be/YofLsS3vfOU

My view is that politics in contemporary America is about divide & distract to enable the real looting that is taking place in front of us. The societal breakdown is a direct consequence of the policies and politics of the past 50-60 years that continues today and there are no signs that it will change anytime soon.

HARRY C

@ Jack:

Chinese faces in blue helmets in USA will be the sign.
If the Globalists can gin up enough ruckus.
World Government is the goal, keep your eyes on the ball.

seward

Dostoyevsky had a good definition of the political correctness of his day, from his very prescient novel "The Possessed" [by devils]. He defined it as "a combination of self righteousness, and the unwillingness to hold an independent opinion." (They were then as now called "liberals," the "resistance" then to Tsar Aleksandr II, who had just freed 23 million serfs, created a court system with trial by jury, and instituted elected local and regional governments. Elements of the resistance assassinated him en route to proclaim an elected national parliament, the proclamation physically on his person.)

J

The only reason that the Seattle Mayor had the police go in and dismantle CHOP/CHAZ, was a radical council member took BLM into the Mayor's home area threatening to take over her $7.6 Million home. Evidentially that then pissed off the mayor enough to order the police in to dismantle CHOP/CHAZ and kick them out.

https://twitter.com/jaltucher/status/1278334985209090048

https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/06/after-defundspd-speech-in-front-of-her-home-durkan-calls-for-city-council-to-investigate-expel-sawant/

turcopolier

james

This site reflects my convictions about various things. I allow people with varying views to express them but I do not allow people to use MY SITE to campaign against things I believe in.

J

Our state's Oklahoma County DA Prater is pushing for hard hard time for those domestic terrorists that go by the labels BLM and ANTIFA. Prater has filed domestic terrorism charges, along with a host of others, that also blend into Federal charges that AG Barr has said those pecker-woods will do hard time for their terrorism around the nation. Oklahoma BLM leadership is whining and crying foul. Those pecker-woods should have thought about that before they stuck their heads up their backsides and committed violence in our state. The Tulsa DA is also throwing the book at those BLM/ANTIFA who went and got stupid in Tulsa.

https://www.news9.com/story/5efaa9c4a4334a2987e89ee3/black-lives-matter-okc-against-oklahoma-co-das-terrorism-charges-for-protesters

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/06/29/this-is-not-seattle-oklahoma-takes-stand-hits-rioters-with-terrorism-charges-940688

HARRY C

Pre-Antebellum.
Like Humpty-Dumpty, I like to make my own words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHrfh7rGOLo

Southern girls have something Joan Baez ain't got.
A submerged subliminal yodel or warble. Early colonists wrote that
slaves sang with a melody & sadness that did not fit classical notation. Before they lost their native tongue.
Connection to folk/country tearjerkers? Now let's go back even further to Chaucerian echoes: (Appalachia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFvn8P8tHCY

Too bad we don't have recordings. But we have echoes. We have
something in spades other cultures DON'T.

Assimilation.

On topic:
Wonder when they'll go after the cemeteries.
30 unnamed Johnnies near here at Battle Grove. Morgan's men.
Does Arlington take a knee?

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