It has come to the triarii

2021 June 11
by justrand

Throughout much of Rome’s history their legions were organized in three sets of lines or ranks.  The front rank was the hastati, shock troops intended to break the enemy.  If they failed then the second rank, the principes moved forward.  The principes were more heavily armed and experienced, and they were expected to defeat any enemy they faced.

But, if the enemy overcame the principes, then they would retire behind the third line…the triarii.  They were fewer in number, but they were the best and most experienced fighters.  They were THE last line of defense.  The Roman expression for this situation was: “rem ad Triarios redisse”…it has come to the triarii“—signaling an act of desperation.

Our country is being deliberately overrun…from within.  Throughout our history our “front rank” has been the American spirit itself.  Being an American meant something…something good!  Despite our differences we united behind that spirit, and the greatest nation in the history of the world was born and flourished.  But several generations of America’s youth have been indoctrinated to HATE America, while the Leftists have been and are pitting American against American based on skin color and anything else they can dredge up.  Our “front rank” is crumbling.

The “second rank”, our law enforcement and military, are being hollowed out, disgraced and “defunded”.  As our American spirit erodes, the “second rank” looks unable, and even increasingly unwilling to step forward and restore sufficient order for our nation to heal.  Instead they are being told to hate themselves…and to retreat.

WE are the third rank…WE are the triarii. Liberty loving Americans, veterans and non-veterans alike, are what remains.  Parents standing up in school board meetings to demand an end to CRT and other Marxist indoctrination are the triarii.  Americans refusing to surrender their guns, and refusing to be silent are the triarii.  Christians and Jews refusing to stop attending religious services are the triarii.  NO ONE is coming to save us…WE are the third and final rank.

It has come to the triarii“—it has come to We the People.  I pray Civil War 2.0 does NOT come to America.  But if it does, then you’re either with America and FREEDOM, or you’re against it.  No middle ground will exist.  When the triarii were called upon to fight it was indeed a time of desperation…and they fought desperately and savagely since they knew there was no one else.  Prepare.

It’s All About Race

2021 June 9
by bc3b

Critical race theory, 1619 Project, White Privilege, Systemic Racism, etc., etc., etc.

White people are the oppressors and black people are the oppressed. According to an Asian faculty member at Colorado University, it’s the fault of white racism that most attacks against Asians are caused by blacks. Tim Tebow received an opportunity to try out for the Jacksonville Jaguars because of his white privilege, claim race-baiters Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe.

The left controls the dialog and we are expected to play by their rules. Facts cannot be brought into the conversation. Decisions must be based on emotion and inclusivity. Don’t dare say racist things like taking responsibility, the 77% black illegitimacy rate, disproportionately high levels of violent crime and school dropout rates.

Things like the classics, math, punctuality, hard work and even gingham material are suddenly racist.

Mara Gay, a black member of the New York Times editorial board (and MSMBC contributor), appeared on MSMBC’s Morning Joe Show to discuss how she was traumatized when she visited a dear friend over the weekend on Long Island by pickup trucks with messages attacking Joe Biden, Trump flags and major displays of American flags.

MARA GAY: The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others. I think as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with whiteness, this is going to continue. We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy, but how to separate Americanness, America, from whiteness. Until we can confront that and talk about that, this is really going to continue.

I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing, which essentially the message was clear, this is my country. This is not your country. I own this.

And so until we’re ready to have that conversation, this is going to continue. What really is concerning to me as well is, it’s not just Democrats in Congress. I think there’s a large percentage of Americans, even some of my colleagues in journalism, who are invested in some way in pretending that this isn’t the threat that it is. That is the real concern. Because, you know, the Trump voters who are not going to get onboard with democracy, they’re a minority. You can marginalize them, long-term. But if we don’t take the threat seriously, then I think we’re all in really bad shape.

Last year Mara distinguished herself appearing with rocket scientist/war hero Brian Williams on MSNBC discussing election spending. She commented that Michael Bloomberg spent $500-million on his ill-fated campaign. Mara determined that with what he spent, he could have given each of the 330-million Americans one million dollars each and had money left over. Being the genius he is, Brian Williams agreed.

You make the call – qualified hire or affirmative action? Oops, forgot that math is racist.

Mara Gay on Morning Joe

Mara Gay with Brian Williams

Hat tip: Real Clear Politics,  newsbusters.org and Fox  News

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This woman is racist. The gingham dress is a giveaway.

Democrats Reluctant to Return to Normal

2021 June 8
by bc3b

This should come as no surprise, but Democrats are far more reluctant to return to normal than Republicans or independents. A Gallup poll taken last week indicates they are less likely to report their lives are returning to normal or even “somewhat back to normal.” But, COVID-19 has a major plus for Democrats – greater government control over the lives of Americans.

Life Being Back to Normal, by Political Party

Thinking about your life before the start of the coronavirus, would you say your life right now is — completely back to normal, somewhat back to normal but not completely normal [OR] not yet back to normal?
Republicans Independents Democrats
Oct 2020
%
May 2021
%
Oct 2020
%
May 2021
%
Oct 2020
%
May 2021
%
Completely back to normal 8 17 2 10 1 2
Somewhat back to normal 59 60 30 58 20 55
Not yet back to normal 33 24 68 32 79 43
GALLUP PANEL

Next time you go to the grocery, those wearing masks are likely Biden supporters.

Read more (complete poll statistics)

Democrats (aka leftists) are always unhappy. A recent study shows that white liberals are more likely to have mental health issues.

Hat tip: the Gallup Organization

CRT…and the obvious outcomes

2021 June 7
by justrand

When entire sectors of our population are told they are “victims”, and generations of children are taught their “feelings” trump everything (logic, reason, manners, etc), and consequences for violent behavior are ONLY for one set of people (hint: WHITE PEOPLE), the natural outcome is episodes like that described in the article below.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/the_amazon_drivers_attack_on_an_older_woman_is_an_important_warning.html

I have always been cautious around strangers…regardless of race, color, national origin, etc.  But I have always tried to be polite and give them the benefit of the doubt as to their intentions.  Since 99.9999% of the time an interaction with a stranger is ultimately innocent and non-confrontational, that has always made sense.

I have moved from “cautious” to “suspicious”.

Note to the woman who got beat up: NEVER turn your back on someone who has just declared you to have “White Privilege“.  NEVER.

D-Day

2021 June 6
by justrand

The Price of Freedom cannot be measured in dollars and cents, it can only be measured in the human price that must be paid to obtain it…and retain it.

Our forefathers paid the price to obtain it from 1775 to 1783, then many of the same Americans paid the price to retain it in the War of 1812.  During the Civil War hundreds of thousands of men died as America struggled to retain it…and expand it by ending the terrible scourge of slavery.

Since the Civil War, the struggle to remain free has been fought on distant shores, including the shores of Normandy on June 6, 1944…77 years ago today.

The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy displayed amazing courage.  The kind of courage that comes not from the absence of fear in the face of danger and difficulty…it’s the real courage it takes to move forward KNOWING how dangerous and difficult the task, and how terrible the consequences of failure.  My father told me this when he explained to me how terrified he had been wading ashore in the 3rd wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day.  “Anyone who wasn’t afraid was an idiot”, he told me.  They weren’t idiots, they were courageous.

God bless every one of them.

1984 Has Arrived; 37 Years Late

2021 June 4
by bc3b

COVID-19 has been a tragedy with millions who have died worldwide. But, an equally great tragedy was the way the mainstream media (television, radio and newspapers) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) were able to censor the news (particularly the theory that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Virology Lab – accidentally or purposefully).

The mainstream media embargoed coverage for several reasons: 1. to make Donald Trump look bad 2. a fear of discovering the truth; and for outlets like CNN, discovering the truth means having to bury the story, which often takes more effort than uncovering the truth. Several reporters and columnists are blaming Trump for the mainstream media’s dishonesty and laziness. Of course, PoliFact and other “fact checking agencies” did their part by labeling any discussion of a Wuhan Lab leak as totally false.

In social media, Jeff Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey set their army of radical brown shirt extremists into action – reviewing everyone’s posts, removing any threads discussing the possibility of a leak from the Wuhan lab and threatening permanent banishment for repeat offenders.

Of course Deep State did their part to cover everything up for fear that Americans would discover that their taxpayer dollars played a major role in unleashing COVID-19 on the world. Deep State worked with the World Health Organization and other groups to suppress discussion.

Something I never thought possible: I am recommending you read a Newsweek article about how this unfolded.

This presents a great opportunity for the Republican Party, if they are smart/brave enough to take advantage. This is the ideal time to wage an all-out war on the mainstream media and social media, illustrating the mainstream media cannot be trusted and that Facebook and Twitter should be broken up or regulated as a utility.