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The Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party Prepares for War

August 26th, 2013 - 3:48 pm
Out of the way, we're hunting a wounded teenager

Out of the way, folks, we’re hunting a wounded teenager

Hello, NSA. ¬†Hello, IRS. We have always been at war with Eastasia, and for reasons of national security, you must surrender every last vestige of your privacy and your dignity. After all, we are keeping you “safe.”

And this is where the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government comes in. Without useful idiots like the collaborator, John McCain, there would be no war in Syria. Without the Right’s fetishization of the military and the police — who must do what civilian authorities tell them to do, and if those duly elected authorities are leftists, tough luck — there would not only be no war in Syria, or Libya, or Iraq, or Afghanistan, there would be no war on the streets of our American cities. Indeed, it’s time to retire this whole idiotic “war on” trope — the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the War on Women, the War on Terror — and restore both the military and the civilian police to their rightful places in society: outwardly directed, against enemies both foreign and domestic, and not against Ham Sandwich Nation, where every day, we all either become criminals, or get treated like one.

But no. The Founding Fathers warned against “factions” — meaning political parties — but they never saw this coming: a grand union of factions, ostensibly in opposition but in reality in near-complete agreement about the nature and use of government power. Washington, D.C., was only established as the capital nine years after the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; prior to that, both Philadelphia and New York City had done time as the seat of the federal government. But thanks to unrelenting campaign of self-aggrandizement, and the natural tendency of any organism, including cancer cells, to self-protection and procreation, it is today united against its common enemy: We, the People.

Well, which is?

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it? The People? Or the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government? Freedom or “safety”?

And that really is all.

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Bush was indeed a bitter disappointment. He blew several opportunities to bag Bin Laden and other top leaders of Al Qaeda for fear of political fallout if Americans died. Then he made things worse by invading Iraq, with insufficient troops and without the ruthlessness necessary to hold the region together by all powers since the Babylonians.

Not content to waste trillions playing army, Bush pushed through a number of social programs (like the prescription drug program that was a disaster) but grew government across the board not counting the DHS and TSA. Meanwhile, he did nothing but talk about real issues like the mortgage crisis, something that might have been avoidable had he used the bullypulpit of his office to ran through reform as he rammed through the DHS.

If we had put the money wasted on Iraq into rush programs for domestic oil production and new generation nuclear power plants and lean burning car engines we could have written off the Middle East and left Europe or China to deal with them.
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I have read nearly every column on nearly every news website in this country regarding the subject of our involvment in Syria and you sir are the only writer who gets it. Be prepared for the ridicule that is sure to come your way for having the courage to speak the truth about what our nation has descended into.
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For the very first time in my life I agree with the Russkies. The US has been wasting time, lives, and treasure ever since we had the bad idea of electing yet another Bush, the anti-Reagan Republicans that govern like Democrats. Except for that brief period when Gingrich was the Speaker, we have been under Demokratik rule since 1993 and perhaps since Ronald Reagan left the White House. I don't know about you but I have enough of this. I am eagerly looking for a miracle: a group of brave men like our Founding Fathers that I support with a clean conscience. I am tired of this fog and I am tired of being used. I love America and I want her back on track. The present POTUS may prefer not to waste this crisis. Nothing would please him more than American arms helping Al Qaeda in Syria and even in Egypt. I've got the feeling that his downfall is near. If those nuts plan to dominate the world--as shown in the photo above--be aware that my neck of the woods is going to be quite expensive to dominate.
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The nations of the West have been sleepwalking for a long time now. They pretend that Islam is the same as other belief systems. They pretend that Iran can be negotiated out of making good on its promise to nuke Israel. They even pretend, in private, that the destruction of Israel would remove the major roadblock between them and the Moslems; just give them the Jews and everything will be ok.

Meanwhile, nothing of substance is being done. The free world's policeman, the United States, even tried to civilize Iraq and Afghanistan, hopeless projects from the start and both now both sinking into failure.

So let's sleepwalk some more. We've done this before, with all the reality denial about Hitler and the Nazis, and the other fascist countries. Will Israel be the modern Sudetenland, a sacrificial lamb that doesn't sate their appetite?

Remember that the Holy Prophet Mohammed is 1,400 years old with a sustained track record of success. Hitler was a johnny come lately with an isolated industrial base and a handful of big plans. This time even if were to awake from the sleepwalk, solving the problem will be a hundred times tougher.
33 weeks ago
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I'm beginning to run on empty. Some of us have been screaming about this for over 40 years. Some of us are even trying to DO SOMETHING about this bovine waste.

The only advance we have made is creating our own echo chamber here on the internet.

What are WE going to do? I have an idea...how about running for office, every office at every level. Live in a super-lib area? Can't win, jousting at windmills? Not a problem. Have you ever seen a nature film of Octopi? When poked they pull their arms in and roll up into a ball (Perfect for catching and making calamari). Attack, attack; make them spend their time, energy and MONEY in defense. Run against them. Even if you don't win, you get the message out.

Another idea. Some of us could band together, form a "Not for Profit" or even straight up corporation and buy some local media. Hell, as badly as the alphabet networks are doing, buy one or two of them, then challenge the narrative. (Note, Not for Profit is different than Non-Profit). No guts no glory.

Tea Party. Guns. Bibles. Constitution. Limited government. (all that is to help NSA find me.)
33 weeks ago
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Yes sir. These are the times that try men's souls. Our forefathers fought the superpower of their times without sufficient weapons, without a navy, with scarce powder and ordnance. RESIST!
33 weeks ago
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John Kerry is going to negotiate a peaceful settlement between Israel and the Palestinians and the Middle East will finally be at peace and all of our problems will be solved.

Or something.
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Great thoughts! I too agree. However ahem a slight eeensy weeensy teeensy improvement to your label "Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government" needs to be made. We should substitute the word "Tripartisan" for the word "Bipartisan". The third leg of the Fusion Government being the frozen American electorate. The simple brute fact Americans cannot avoid is that the Federal political landscape is overwhelmingly endorsed by the electorate, year after year after year. Yeah great thoughts Michael but so long as you ignore the fact that next year or the year after the same old same old geriatric hogs will be elected back into office, your analysis is a waste of time. While even people like Sarah Palin campaign for people like John McCain, there is no point whining about the system you've got! Just get used to rolling around in the manure as your moral pronouncements and clever analyses become more and more vacuous.
33 weeks ago
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Obama has more "red lines" than a Christmas candy cane.
33 weeks ago
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The stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to "destroy America from within", via their political jihad warfare. How does its evil twin physical/terror jihad, fit into that goal?
Islam has been telling us repeatedly that we have an existential threat; the same exact threat that it uses against Israel. While Israel has Islam bordering it on every side; this latest little dry run to test international response to chemical weapons use could also serve a double purpose as a distraction technique. We are not bordered by enemies like Israel; so how would an attack on our shores be accomplished? Where would our enemy Islam be concealed enough to get close enough to us? They've already done at least 2 dry runs to test our responses:
1. Coastguard off the West coast found small unmanned "submarines" being navigated close to shore; possibly for use in smuggling drugs from south America.
2. It was a surprise to us when Russia managed to get subs close to our shores without being detected.

Something about the Syrian use of chemical weapons smells like a distraction ... and Russia weighs in with its warning that the U.S.A. would be acting illegally if it bypasses the U.N. security council and attacks Syria.
Russia is also vested in the destruction of Israel; especially now that Russia's natural gas sales to Europe are threatened by massive natural gas discoveries in Israel waters and their possible sale of that gas to Western Europe.
When engaging the ME ... we better not forget that our own shores are vulnerable to attack from a very powerful and capable enemy.

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There are no good guys in Syria, just bad guys on both sides and victims in the middle.
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This is the first time that I've agreed with every word the author has shared.

Well said, Mr. Walsh. You nailed it.
33 weeks ago
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Who cares if Assad used chemical weapons against Al Queda affiliates ?

Some people just need killing, and leave it to our "Community Organizer in Chief" to side with the people that need killing.
33 weeks ago
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The FRIENDS of AQ affiliates care about them. You do the math.
33 weeks ago
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Great article. I love his writing, always to the point and no gray areas.

I am also a Michael James Walsh, though not "the" Michael Walsh.
Combat wounded RVN vet, Recon Plt, 2/34th Armor, 25th ID
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