The Deep State is not new

Ike spent his presidency fighting against his own Pentagon because he didn’t want a huge conventional military to go adventuring. He knew modern war as no one else did, or likely ever will again, and saw no point in wasting lives or treasure on foolish adventurism, & told our enemies to stand down or get nuked. They stood down. He hated CIA and, after the U2 shoot down, never again spoke to them. He warned us about the Military-Industrial-Complex when he left.

To say we didn’t listen is the understatement of the post-Enlightenment Age.

Nixon likely would not have intervened in Vietnam (or done so more forcefully, so less permanently) providing trillions to the Military-Industrial-Complex. So the 1960 election was stolen & given to the dilettante son of an establishment bootlegger.

JFK intervened in Vietnam (initially with Green Berets – the military arm of CIA), used CIA to whack Diem, CIA rogues to invade Cuba – but failed. Had he succeeded he may have overturned the enemy required by the growing hydra of the military, FBI, CIA, State Dept, to keep the funding rolling in the Western Hemisphere. They whacked him.

LBJ ramped-up CIA, giving it the leading role in Vietnam while committing millions of our kids to a war we neither needed to fight nor even pretended to try to win – but that certainly enriched the Military-Industrial-Intelligence-Congressional-Complex: The Deep State.

Nixon ended the national dislocation & distraction that was Vietnam, went to China & drastically slowed the Military-Industrial-Intelligence-Congressional-Complex gravy train. The Deep State removed him.

Ford was a bumbler who never upset the status quo. He did manage to lose a Deep State ship (Pueblo), giving them something to raise budgets over again.

Carter, a USNA grad, naval officer, Deep State-trained interventionist, turned-loose Khomeini, giving the Deep State a permanent, lethal boogeyman in the sharia that has been murdering thousands and enslaving tens of millions ever since – but has allowed a prospering of the Deep State they could not even have imagined in 1979. (They even have the GOP today voting against the 4th Amendment, and the ‘party of free speech’ violently protesting the 1st Amendment.)

Reagan rebuilt the Military-Industrial-Complex to the cheers of naive citizens still equating the huge military Ike had rejected with the prosperity Ike delivered (by enforcing our laws, staying out of our way & because all our industrial competitors were still sweeping-up rubble…). Insisting on a huge military to beat-up locals wherever resonated with the ‘Go Team Go!’ preferences of a citizenry that loved to win but didn’t want to be mean. (Had he instead spent his political capital on MX development & basing, and spaced-based defense rather than rebuilding an Industrial Age military in the accelerating Information Age, we’d all be better off.)

Bush Sr WAS Deep State – ran the friggin CIA. Went adventuring with Reagan’s military, blew-up S Asia and – ALMOST – created a state of permanent war to enrich the Deep State forever (Jr completed that task).

Obama was pure globalist, anti-American totalitarianism, Deep State writ large. He was & remains America’s most dangerous enemy. Any mature nation long ago would have terminated him.

Trump is trying to kill this multi-headed hydra about which Ike warned almost 60 years – three GENERATIONS – ago.

Maybe this time we’ll listen.

It’s doubtful we’ll get another chance.

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Walls, maintenance, cost offsets and investment

Reuters estimates that The Wall for which Trump voters voted may cost as much as $21.6B, and take 3.5 years to build. The Federalist estimates that illegal immigration costs the nation $135B per year. (It’s probably safe to assume the publications have offsetting bias, so we’ll just go with their numbers.)

Using these figures, the wall costs 15% one year’s cost of illegal immigration, and has a payback period of 57 days following completion, with the assumption that an in-progress wall does not drive down illegal immigration, probably a false assumption. This also assumes, probably also incorrectly, that The Wall ends all immigration; but it also does not take into account the cost of the Border Patrol, so let’s assume those numbers offset.

What about infrastructure maintenance? According to a study done by the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University (pdf), the maintenance costs of highways in New Jersey (the best infrastructure maintenance number I could find for large chunks of concrete) is about 24% of the cost to design and build it. With no trucks driving on it, and no frost heaves, let’s assume the maintenance cost of a southern wall to be about 1/5 of that NJ highway, or about 5%.

The Wall, then, would cost $21B, plus an additional $1B/yr. Or a ten-year cost of $31B. In that same period (using constant dollars), illegal immigration (assuming it stays the same) would cost the taxpayers $1350B, or $1.35T.

Savings to the taxpayer in gross (constant) dollars – not counting the cultural changes wrought by millions more low-skill, mostly illiterate immigrants – over that ten-year span would be approximately $1.32T.

Savings per
Decade      $1,321,000,000,000
Year              $132,100,000,000
Day                        $361,917,808
Hour                       $15,079,908
Minute                          $251,331
Second                              $4,188

Democrats, therefore, are arguing that a savings of $132B per year, is a poor investment.

I guess it’s “crumbs.”

Probably because it’s our kids, not their (nonexistent) kids that will be seeing the cost – or not.

Here’s what it looks like in a graph:

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The West is Running Out of Other People’s Babies

The below is from a FB conversation I’m putting here, too. As some commenters have – correctly – pointed out, laws and mores need to be changed to save Western Civ, to make having more babies economically feasible. But the recognition of the issue must preceded this.

FB Convo from a woman who just doesn’t get it:

Actually… We should be supporting Contraception for all because of the nearly 50% unplanned birth rate in the US.

I’d MUCH rather have immigrants (legal) that come here to work hard and give their future PLANNED children a better life than watch as abusive, addict, mentally ill trash crank out litters that will end up in the trailer, housing project, or streets just like their parents.

This – easily – is the dumbest thing I’ve read this year. Or last.

The West is greying due to too-low fertility now. No Leftist country (or Blue American State) is above replacement level fertility. ALL our safety nets are based on more babies.

Europe is descending into violent chaos because they’ve had to import the workers they’ve refused, for 50 years, to raise. Importing illiterates from cultures that eschew learning, while refusing to fix our Dem-run education, and refusing to raise our own kids (a DRASTIC difference in IQ exists between those who participated in the Industrial Revolution and those who did not – see THE FLYNN EFFECT).

These 3rd-worlders will NEVER be employable in ANY 1st-world economy – the ONLY result that CAN occur of their import is a return to a Dark Ages – they can’t work, can’t farm, can’t invent, can’t survive other than on welfare from a rapidly-ageing 1st-world workforce.

And once that ageing workforce is in the grave, zero tax dollars will exist to feed these immigrants. Or house them. Or provide them electrical grids or water works – NONE of which they can do on their own.

What will be the only possible result? The starvation of tens (or hundreds) of millions. The destruction of forests in slash-and-burn agriculture. The destruction of the environment as the new denizens won’t care, and can’t afford to take care of it.

If you thought the LAST Dark Ages was a good time, if the millennia of carnage required to get humanity to the 21st C was a good thing, then, sure, skip having babies.

But if you care – at all – about human rights, prosperity, liberty, freedom, the environment, the future, educated Western women need to be having, educating, raising, 2-3 babies EACH for the foreseeable future. Or they are saying their modern life was good enough for them, but digression to savage barbarity is good enough for the future of Western Civ – and the world that has, for thousands of years, depended on our progress.

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We are NOT ‘All In This Together’

We fought one Cold War against communism. If you don’t get that another Cold War between Liberty and communism is happening again between our own citizens, and is far more likely to turn hot, it’s time to wake the hell up.

Our proxy wars are not in Vietnam, Korea, Grenada – they are in Berkeley, San Jose, Colorado State, Dartmouth. At polling places, PTA meetings, City Councils.

The GOPe thinks this is a disagreement in how to reach common goals.

There ARE no common goals. Every piece of blather about “we’re all in this together,” or, “we all are Americans,” or, “We want the same thing for our kids,” is pure ignorance manifesting as politesse (the Left doesn’t even have kids – check global demographics). It’s complete and utter nonsense by people who ought to know better by now. It is becoming difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between “we all want the same thing” and Neville Chamberlain’s mindless utterings. There isn’t going to be any “peace in our time,” and the sooner we recognize this, the better for the future of liberty and prosperity. Or liberty will have “the peace of the grave.”

Fundamentals people need to understand:

  1. The Left HATES the Middle Class & will do everything and anything to prevent or overturn our prosperity, education, mobility. The poor don’t care about liberty – they can’t afford it. The rich can buy all the liberty (& politicians) they want. The Middle Class demands to be left alone, to keep the results of their labor, to have a prosperous & free future for their kids. The Left cannot abide any of this.
  2. The Left doesn’t give a damn about a free or prosperous future – if they did, their policies would not always lead to Venezuela, Chicago, Baltimore, Ferguson… Why don’t they give a damn about the future? THEY DON’T HAVE KIDS – GLOBALLY.
  3. The Left HATES children. They’ve owned education since FDR; if they wanted our kids to have a good education – and social mobility, AKA The American Dream – our kids would HAVE a good education.
  4. The Left HATES minorities. The worst schools, worst employment, worst crime, worst environments – all – are in minority, Democrat cities. If a minority thinks for him or herself – they destroy him or her if at all possible.
  5. The left HATES the idea of governing under the consent of the governed. If you don’t get that you have not been paying attention for AT LEAST a decade and have been on “snooze” since the Summer of ’68.
  6. The Left will stop AT NOTHING to overturn Constitutional government under the Rule of Law. Fraudulent voting, fraudulent vote counting, polling place intimidation, out-of-control courts, nothing-but-lies media, etc. They’ve been practicing for years – and have NEVER been held accountable for any of it.
  7. The Left HATES Human Rights. Human Rights are a moral invention of the Western Civilization the Left HATES, and the acceptance of Islam – a brutal, totalitarian murderous cult, especially toward women the Left claims to support – proves to anyone paying attention that…
  8. …The Left ARE TOTALITARIANS and, like the totalitarians we defeated in WW2, MUST BE defeated, crushed, wiped-out, never to rise again. Annihilated.

That the GOP establishment is not up to the task is why Trump is in the Oval Office. Of the 19 people running on both sides in 2016, only one could possibly have resulted in the exposure of the Deep State.

Does anyone think, had any other GOP candidate won, that the Deep State, Fusion, FISA, etc., would be under investigation? No. They are in lockstep with the Left. Progressive is progressive, regardless of the color of one’s party.

The longer we wait, the more certain either of our defeat, or of the backlash – if we win – going too far in the other direction.

So the question is – WHAT are we going to do about it while we still have time to act?

November is coming. If you think it will be nonviolent, you are living in a phone booth with no outside line. When it does become violent, if it becomes obvious the Will of the People was thwarted, that Ruling Class will do as much about it as has been done about the serial lawbreaking of Obama, Hillary, Clapper, Lerner… what will you be prepared to do about it?

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace” – Thomas Paine

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Spying on Trump Only a Tactic

It occurs to ask: What was Hillary, what was obama, really up to by spying on Trump?

Weaponizing our government against our citizens was a strategy – not a tactic. It was years in the making. It was F&F, IRS, DHS…

All these people in mid-2016 KNEW she had it in the bag. Was she, with the help of obama, just laying the groundwork for a true police state after her coronation?

I doubt these people, obama holdovers, were seriously concerned about keeping their jobs under his heir. The idea they were “auditioning” for Hillary seems naive.

Was she just normalizing using the government and the IC against Americans; lying to courts, unmasking citizens, paving the way to the Left’s goal: a Stalinist State?

The IC is designed & funded to spy on our enemies. Can anyone truthfully say the Left has any greater enemies than free Americans? Obviously not radical Islam. Obviously not Russia or China, or the totalitarian EU.

Why would they NOT point the NSA , FBI, etc., at us rather than … at whom?

It seems contrary to logic that a candidate & a party who KNEW they were going to win would set this all up just for a tactical goal they were certain they’d already achieved, rather than the strategic goal of overthrowing America, toward which they’ve been working since the 1960s & before.

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