Time To Go

Posted: January 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

By R.C. Seely

THE TRADITION FOR PRESIDENTS was that after their administration ended, they rode off into the sunset never to be heard from again. Eventually they would write their memoirs and might campaign for a senator or congressman or senator–both obligatory acts–are exceptions to the rule. Sadly, this tradition seems to be fading away.

The Clintons started this trend, after Bill finished his last term, he was still actively seen and heard from. Now the Obamas are embracing this trend, given that Barack fairly recently vacated the post but still the family is more visible then most after this amount of time.

The Obama love affair has still continued on social media to an unprecedented level. Polls have asked if he is the best President ever or should he be added to Mount Rushmore. He would fit in on the side with Theodore Roosevelt.

Other supporters have been posting t-shirts reading “we miss him already.” The corpse isn’t ever cold, so relax. Even now they can’t help but elevate him to the status of a rockstar. Oh, isn’t he so cool. Excuse me a moment, I’m going to be sick.

At least with Bill Clinton I could understand, he’s a likeable guy… a slime ball, but a likeable slime ball. With the Obamas I don’t see it, or for Hillary Clinton either. Or Jimmy Carter, he’s decided to resurface and give opinions long after anyone would care. Although Trump should be somewhat elated with Jimmy’s reemergence since he defended him to an extent, agreeing that he has been getting picked on by the media and political elite. Oh, poor baby.

No matter what, the nation is better off when these people leave. Generally, all they end up doing is criticizing the incoming administration before they’ve had a chance to cause any turmoil. Not to say that isn’t the inevitable conclusion. With the continued Obama love affair, it’s downright nauseous. He’s gone, let him go, and never come back.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

Who’s George Soros

Posted: January 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

By R.C. Seely

THERE ARE PEOPLE OF GREAT means and resources who pull the strings behind every political party, for the Democrats George Soros is one of them. Democrats don’t generally deny his association with their party–just what despicable acts he commits. Before getting to that, who is he?

Soros grew up in Hungary during World War II and the German and Soviet occupations of his nation. He studied the works of Karl Popper which introduced him to economics in a more philosophical form. But it was the occupations of his nation that is “deeply rooted” in his philosophy. Particularly the effect it had on his father. Soros father was captured by the Russian army and escaped but “came home a changed man.” Soros describes a man who had “lost his ambition and wanted nothing more from life than to enjoy it… He had no desire to amass wealth or become socially prominent. On the contrary, he worked only as much as was necessary to make ends meet.”

He grew up to become a hedge fund manager, essentially a position that he could use to manipulate the value of currency in different nations and he did countless times. Why? Because he enjoys it, he gets thrilled from causing havoc. He takes great pride in the fact that he “broke the bank of England.” Or that he threw Russia into chaos. The country of Caledonia knows what he is, and they want him to pay for what he did to them.

Oh, you just got all that from Glenn Beck! Yes, Beck thinks Soros is the devil incarnate but he has probably also read all of Soros books too. I’ve only read one–The Soros Lectures, which is the source of all the quoted material in this writing–and I agree with Beck that Soros is the real-life Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.

In The Soros Lectures, Soros reflects on the “general flight from currencies into gold and other commodities” is “harmful because it keep those assets out of productive use.” That’s funny, since that’s what Soros does when there is talk of economic turmoil. He buys up gold to keep it out of the hands of the nation’s citizens, so they suffer while he profits from it.

Soros also takes advantage of economic unrest he didn’t start but has noticed. With regards to market bubbles, for example, it’s perfect fine to “rush in to buy, adding fuel to the fire.” That why he can also claim the “need [for] regulators to counteract the market” to minimize the bubble, since “we cannot rely on market participants, however well informed and rational they are” to resolve it. What about the ones that aren’t ethical? How do they play into the equation? Apparently, they’re not a problem.

He does have a suggestion for how to avoid bubbles, only lend to certain markets. “…Central banks used to instruct commercial banks to limit their lending to a particular sector of the economy, such as real estate or consumer loans … Market fundamentalists consider that to be crass interference … but they are wrong.” Actually, they are right. We already have an allergy to risk and avoidance to entrepreneurship in this country, let’s not make it worse. He goes on the say that the evidence of this need is because “Chinese authorities do it today, and they have much better control over their banking system” the US should revert to this policy. Yeah, let’s be like the People’s Republic of China. That’s a great goal! Of course, for all this to work it “meant increasing the national debt” and putting it all in the hands of the state.

Soros is nothing if not an amazing propagandist, one of his best was the pick of Karl Popper as his mentor of sorts. Popper’s most noted works is the concept of Open Societies, which Soros has made his mission to implement but he does so by force, the complete antithesis of a true Open Society.

An Open Society is supposed to be a voluntary collection of people with different views and ideas living together in harmony. No fighting, no contention, no way. It couldn’t happen–as appealing as the idea sounds. I would love to believe it were possible but different ideas breed contention because people get protective of their views, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just happens. And many who subscribe to the Open Society theory are not supporters of property rights, that is a problem. Property rights are what makes prosperity a reality.

His studies into Open Societies is the most egregious acts of all, it’s because of this that he started the turmoil to begin with. “… In Hungary … still under Communist rule, in China…, and in Poland and the Soviet Union… And as the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia disintegrated, I set up a network of (Open Society) foundations that covered almost the entire former Communist world… I acquired some practical experience in building open societies.” Yet, he condemns Former President George W. Bush for trying to force his will in the Middle East? A little logically inconsistent there.

So, who is George Soros? He’s a monopolist billionaire, without any scruples and ethics, and enjoys playing God. And is he a threat? Well, he has substantial money, and has connections–he’s very close to both the Clintons, Obamas and others in the extreme side of the Democrat Party, and as I said no ethics; so yeah, he’s kind of a problem for free market capitalism.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

Some People Shouldn’t Vote

Posted: January 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

By R.C. Seely

BOTH PARTIES CAMPAIGN HARD for the American people to get out and vote. Campaigns such as “Rock the Vote” and scare tactics are common. “You have to vote for the Republican, so the Democrat doesn’t get in” on one side, and “you have to vote the Democrat, so the Republican doesn’t get in.” Oblivious to the fact that many don’t like either party. That’s why they have the Presidential Debate Commission to make sure it stays a choice of two parties.

Thanks to CNN, media outlets have new propaganda to further this agenda. The outlet made the false claim that the 2016 election had the lowest voter participation rate, at only 58%. They got the number right but not the facts. Not only wasn’t the voter participation not at a record low, it was higher than normal.

Apparently, the scare tactics of a Trump presidency was somewhat effective, so why didn’t it work like they hoped? How did Trump end getting inaugurated? Because of the troublesome electoral college that so many progressives love to hate, but really even they should be glad we have it.

With the Democrats essentially bribing low-income voters, not only would we end up with a single party system but in a broke one at the rate of their spending. That’s not to say the Republicans are a whole lot better but every dollar not spent counts, especially when it’s not theirs to spend. Besides the lack of restraint on spending, a single party system would bring on a lack of freedoms–all of them. Say goodbye to freedom of speech, freedom to protest and assemble, the second amendment, fair trials by jury, all that. With the duopoly at least, the Democrats have to pretend that they care about your opinion, imagine how smug they would be otherwise.

One of the leaders of the movement to abolish the electoral college is the “economist” Robert Reich. His video on abolishing the electoral college is being circulated like it’s a communicable disease by Democrats who care about his economic credentials. Personally, I don’t care about Reich’s views period, he’s a collectivist and that’s all I need to know.

Meanwhile libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson has been making his own movement that could make a real difference. The “Our America Initiative” and the “Free the Debates” campaigns, sponsored by Johnson, have been grassroots movements to bring the other parties on to the debate stage. This is a practical method to bring a more fair accurate presidential election, not eliminating the only impediment to mob rule. But let’s face it, the Republicans and Democrats have not been about the people, for a long time and abolishing the electoral college would only exacerbate things.

As unpopular as it to say this, some people just shouldn’t vote. If you’re uneducated about the issues and only vote because society says you should, then stay home. If you are disenchanted with the system and this is your way to protest, then stay home. Whatever your objection is, if voting makes you feel uncomfortable, then go with that feeling and don’t let anyone pressure you into going to the voting booth.

Democrats are so eager for your votes that they foolishly believe if they make election day a national holiday–with a day off of work–they can lower that percentage of non-voters. That’s just plain stupid, not only will it not encourage more voters but with an additional day off regular voters might be more inclined to skip it. Why go vote on my newly appointed day off? There is nothing to suggest that a day off or abolishing the electoral college would have the predicted effect the American people are being sold. This is all about the Democrats not getting their way and pouting. Could this simply be another chapter in the perpetual Democrat Temper Tantrum?–Looks that way.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanusliberbae.com and ALTV. He had also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

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By R.C. Seely

WITH SO MUCH COMMUNICATION being online and not in person, misunderstanding have become common. This is especially true with online dating when people feel particularly vulnerable. It has gotten better with the advent of emojis–digital symbols that are representative analogues of the human face–but the problems haven’t gone away entirely.

Why is this? Well, mostly it has to do with those who didn’t grow up with the internet still adapting to it. Many of us older millennials–in our mid to late thirties–haven’t fully altered to the digital communication exchanges and treat them as a regular exchange. Even talking on the phone has a lesser chance for misunderstanding since a verbal tone is present.

Another factor is that we have increased interaction with others who are basically strangers, from all over the world. Using a platform with less cues to gather information about the intention of the other person, we are more on guard than in a physically present discussion. Body language comes into play to tell us what is on the others mind, so we can react.

So, what’s the solution? Trust everyone online? No, definitely not. There are plenty of sexual predators and con artists on the internet, so protecting yourself is important, just maybe learn to be better at online interaction.

Misunderstandings are generally on both sides so consider how you may have contributed to it. Were you to eager to make a judgement on the other person? Did you get too personal too soon in the discussion? If you wouldn’t share the information about yourself on a first date, you probably shouldn’t in your first online discourse either. Learn to read online cues and don’t get frustrated, it gets easier. As in real life, it could also be the timing.

Online dating sites have made measures to assist you in staying safe. After all, in the information age a bad review or rating has more clout than word of mouth. It teaches more consumers a lot faster, so keeping visitors safe is a top priority. Look through their suggestions. Most of all remember what you’re there for, if you joined a dating site, treat it like such. It’s not a social site like Facebook, it’s for meeting people. Don’t get upset at others when they want to meet up.

I’m not suggesting blind trust but what author Stephen M. R. Covey (son of Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) calls “Smart Trust,” the concept a certain amount of trust is appropriate. If you start out with distrust for others that’s what you will get in return. So, give them the benefit of the doubt until they give you a valid reason not to trust them. In regard to online interaction, where you can simply “block” or “unfriend” anyone, this should definitely be put in practice.

A meme that I found is a fitting description of what dating has become:

So many good women have dealt with the wrong man and so many good men have dealt with the wrong woman that by the time you to finally meet, you‘re both afraid of each other.”

 

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books of pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

By R.C. Seely

THE MEDIA HAS REPORTED that “malls across the country are dying off.” The supposed culprit for their demise is the internet and its impact on the business models. I don’t think so. The internet simply demonstrated the vulnerability of big business, they over extended themselves.

At times of excess before the great recession of 2008, the biggest retail organizations in the United States just kept building while ignoring the looming change in business. The internet did what mail order did and gave the customer more options; in areas with few brick and mortar stores, this proved to be a saving grace; in areas with more stores losses were inevitable.

And with both additions to the market, the “big boys” complained about the competition, but ignored the fact they were responsible for the damage by not adapting when they should have. So, they had to perform massive scaling back measures closing many stores and cutting the jobs. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that the internet has made it easier for the little guys to fill the niches. Online commerce has proven to be the leveler of the market that had been distorted by big corporations, all thanks to the minimal regulations and restrictions on the “information superhighway.” The internet is mostly tax-free on products, and fees for advertising and selling are minimal, making it ideal for growth.

The internet was sent up in the 1980s, and started showing the signs of the coming changes in the nineties. By the early 2000s if you didn’t have an email address for your business you were behind the curb, the big companies least affected by the web already designed a solid online infrastructure. Target, Walmart and Home Depot, didn’t lose as many stores as the other large corporations. They welcomed the new manner in doing business and fewer local economies were hurt.

The damage done wasn’t due to the internet but short-sightedness on the part of the large companies who foolishly believed the internet was simply a fad–a similar sentiment about mail order, I’m sure. It’s a fairly effective way to avoid culpability for your failures, and make the other guy look bad for doing so.

Many of us do business almost entirely online thanks to Amazon. All my books couldn’t be possible without the services of Createspace, one of Amazon’s subsidiaries. That doesn’t mean I agree with everything the company does, but they perform services along with selling discounted products that benefit the consumer and that can’t be denied.

Amazon has also given another point of consideration, while many are shutting down their brick and mortar stores, this retail giant recently opened its first one. Clearly, they don’t see this as the end of malls and they have been pretty accurate in their predictions so far.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

By R.C. Seely

CRITICS OF CAPITALISM ARE eager to point out the hypocrisy of us capitalists statement of “Communism (or Socialism, or Progressivism, or any other isms) has killed X number of people.” They point out that many have died from capitalism. Since capitalism doesn’t make the promises of perfection that the other mentioned isms do, that’s a false comparison but it’s not the only problem. It also discounts the lives that have been improved or saved because of capitalism.

The instinct to assist perfect strangers in disasters in one such example. Charity is a free market concept, the isms are by force, hence not true charity.

Now take that and multiply it and you have the potential for good that a company is capable of. During the natural disasters–the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, for example–one of the first organizations to help out is also one of the largest, The Home Depot. Volunteerism is a large part of the core culture of the company and it’s not by government force but free market forces. At the end of the day, it’s charity and because of their name recognition that to they act. Two concepts of the free market.

It’s not only because of the need from natural disasters that innovations are born. One such innovation was mentioned in CanadianBusiness.com:

    “Canadians are pretty good at flying things into tough-to-reach places. We’ve produced iconic backcountry aircraft such as the Twin Otter, the Dash 8 and the Beaver, and if Jay Godsall’s plans play out, the Caracal, the Chui and the Nanuq will soon join that list. These three “buoyantly assisted aircraft” are designed to go where traditional transportation can’t (at least, not easily). And they do it using a small fraction of the fuel that a traditional jet would need.  

Developed by Godsall’s Toronto-based company, Solar Ship Inc., these aircraft gain lift from a wing that pairs buoyant helium gas with aerofoil geometry. Powered by fuel that can be offset with energy drawn from photovoltaic solar panels, the unique aircraft have been dubbed “hybrid hybrids.” They can take off and land in a few hundred metres and come packaged with all necessary storage, energy and communications infrastructure. “You could be dropped off with it anywhere, and you’d have everything you need to get out again,” Godsall explains. No airports, access roads or power lines needed.” 

    The ways that such an aircraft could save lives isn’t difficult to imagine.

    From Cambridge Massachusetts, a startup has developed a form of wearable technology with numerous health implications–the Biostamp. The practically invisible sticker stretches with the skin and is mostly used for monitoring body temperature and hydration of the wearer. But the future innovations planned are for digestible and surgically applied tech. One specific development is that of contact lenses for monitoring diabetics blood sugar levels.

    According to a Pew Research study the number of people lifted from poverty–living on $2.00 or less a day–between 2001-2011 was 700 million. Poverty is and has been a global killer. GMOs help since they can be grown anywhere but are there other options as well. Yes, there’s an app for that. SokoText, is tackling that problem.     

    The for-profit is handling the issues by buying below and selling low, buying at 30% below retail and selling at 20% below to vendors. “By aggregating individual purchasing orders, SokoTech can obtain produce on behalf of local fruit and vegetables vendors at wholesale prices,” reports Canadian Business.com. Just like so many other tech company this text-message-based firm generates it funding through mobile phone ads.

    These are all fairly recent companies, so the true scope of their impact is yet to be felt. But they are following in the footsteps of many others who have offered us more options, which make our lives better if not saving them entirely. From amber alerts that make children’s lives safer, to the innovation of lamp oil that cut back on whaling for whale oil. 

    Medical tech, communications, entertainment, food and everything else was brought to you by the “selfish” self-interest of its inventor. Whether for profit, notoriety, or charity the motive was some form of gain for the actor. That is the Quintessential Virtue of Greed.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.


By R.C. Seely

COLIN KAEPERNICK CREATED a sense of notoriety for himself when he decided that he wouldn’t stand for the national anthem. Since then, the NFL and many of the owners have sanctioned the idea and made it the new policy.

Besides the original protests, Kaepernick joined with the Native American “Unthanksgiving” movement. There has been enough discussion on this matter, so I won’t further engage in it (besides at this point I find it simply boring). Critics of Kaepernick and the other players have called him ungrateful, which got me thinking about gratitude … What is it? How does it affect us?

Author Melody Beattie, has this to say:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” 

    

As appealing as that literary declaration is, does it have anything more substantial to back it? According to a Forbes article by Amy Morin on the subject, yes it does. Here’s a sample:

… In fact, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools [for improving health] that we all have access to every day. Cultivating gratitude doesnt cost any money and it certainly doesnt take much time, but the benefits are enormous. Research reveals gratitude can have these seven benefits: 

1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. Not only does sayingthank youconstitute good manners, but showing appreciation can help you win new friends, according to a 2104 study published in Emotion

2. Gratitude improves physical health. Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people, according to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences. Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health. They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular checkups with their doctors, which is likely to contribute to further longevity.

3. Gratitude improves psychological healthGratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and wellbeing. His research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression

4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggressionGrateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind, according to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky

5. Grateful people sleep better. Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and WellBeing

6. Gratitude improves selfesteemA 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athletes selfesteem, which is an essential component to optimal performance

7. Gratitude increases mental strengthFor years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma…”


     Kaepernick and the rest of the NFL need to learn a lesson about gratitude, being grateful for their audience. That’s what the major issue has been. Other celebrities have done their protesting at inappropriate times, on the audiences time, and paid the price for it as well. Linda Ronstadt did an anti-bush tirade during a performance in Las Vegas and was booed. That’s not giving gratitude to those who came to hear you sing. Then there are bands like Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold, who can get away with it, but why? It’s more acceptable because both have social and political activism built into their songs. It’s a part of the show that the audience paid for.

    More specifically to the NFL, they not only disrespected the audience, but demonstrated they’re out of touch with them. Many sports enthusiasts are conservative patriots, who view such actions as intolerable. Yes, the players have a right to free speech but at times expressing your views does have consequences. 

    If the NFL wants to gain back the support of their audience they will have to demonstrate they are willing to listen them and the sponsors. Others wise it appears they don’t appreciate them and aren’t dependent on them–which they are! For starters, publicly apologize and don’t let the players protest before the games, save that for their own time.

    As for the issue they are protesting, this is not an effective way to reach people; when a group of rich athletes do a stunt like that they appear out of touch. If they want to demonstrate they truly care, they have to donate their money and time to make those areas of economic turmoil better. Or use your assets to fight against the laws that keep those who live in squalor out of modern slavery–policies such as, the “War on Poverty,” government run Indian reservations or the social welfare programs. 

    I don’t know if Kaepernick, or any of the NFL protestors for that matter, are doing this for themselves or to help others. Fighting against police brutality is an admirable cause but not if you alienate those around you. If you don’t see what you have to be appreciative, you can’t see clearly how fix problems in your life, let alone the world. Gratitude clears your mind and body, making everything better. If Kaepernick had been more grateful he wouldn’t have dropped the ball in his career or his activism.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.



By R.C. Seely

WHEN A “CRIME” OR SIN, was committed in a Puritan commune, the punishments were severe and inhumane. Probably the most tame was having to wear a sign with a crimson initial–the Scarlet letter–of your transgression where ever you went.

But that was a long time ago, surly we have moved past all that, right? Apparently not. Starting with Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, we have seen a litany of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment. Weinstein has suffered the worse of it, with many actresses claiming he took advantage of them to advance their careers.

What’s also interesting is how the claims are being prioritized. Those made against Mariah Carey by her body guards have gotten little attention.

Not to sound callous, but the nature of the showbiz industry is not exactly a big secret. You fall in line and do what your told or you move on. This is not to say I condone it, just saying you know what you’re getting yourself into. And now is it possible to change it? Doubt it.

It’s not just Hollywood that has to be concerned, this has affected politicians as well. The two most suspicious ones are the allegations against Judge Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions. The timing is just too convenient. Moore is running for office and Sessions is on the verge of getting replaced. Dirty politics at play here? Very likely. No matter how you feel about those accused of such things, you should be worried. This silences the voice of the voters.

Another politician who has been marked is Senator Al Franken but this one is different. For starters, the accuser–Leeann Tweeden–is not asking for any form of retribution, simply trying to empower of legitimate victims of abuse. Joe Biden too, has been accused of having “friendly hands” by the Senators children.

Inevitably, President Trump has been marked, in yet another attempt by the Democrats to “dethrone” him as Commander in Chief. With numerous claims of impropriety weighing on him, how can he possibly be deemed a valid sitting president? Ask Bill Clinton how he handled it. Or one of the many other previous executive office holders before him.

In yet another lie by the Sleeping Media, during a press conference one reporter asked why the administration called out Franken but not Moore. In a tweet, Trump said that if Moore did do what he was accused of he should step down. And there is photographic evidence to back up Tweeden’s claim against Franken. While Trump is being accused of playing politics, it appears he’s the only one not guilty of that.

Such acts of assault are the worst kinds of power and control over others, and should have hefty consequences if found guilty. But should the false accusations of harassment and those do happen. It’s not even uncommon; sometimes the claims are intentionally malicious, others simply a misunderstanding. Even the harassment accusations can ruin lives and should not be taken lightly. More than that, such laws and work related repercussions are ineffective and many times useless. Think about, basically you’re asking an irrational person to act rationally. So the innocent and rational person will comply and the one capable of such acts will find an easier target. What could help with that is a more clear concise definition for harassment, one less open to interpretation.

It might seem misogynistic but asking for scrutiny of the accusers is not invalid. It’s routine in every other crime but is being scaled down in harassment cases and that’s because of the feminist movements protestations. That’s not to say they didn’t helped changed things in a good way either, by shaking up the “good ole boys” clubs but have taken it too far. There has to be a third route of reason, away from the “good ole boys” and the radical, man-hating feminists. If calm discussion can’t be held, this will one more time when the solution is more bravado than substance. At the moment the current environment feels eerily similar to that of Salem, so who’s the next to hang.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

By R.C. Seely

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN AN OPPONENT of Socialism and recent events are one of the biggest reasons why. A few days after Halloween, Rene Boucher, brutally attacked Senator Rand Paul at his residence in Kentucky. The attack has left the Senator in extreme pain and he has five broken ribs from the encounter, which could end up life threatening.

Even with the continuing feud between the neighbors, the motive for the attack was reported as political by the FBI. Boucher is a Bernie Sanders supporter who took his passion to an action and a reprehensible action at that.

This is not a condemnation of Sanders supporters, not all are like this and the ones I know personally wouldn’t do this. But this is bigger than Sanders, it’s about the inherent violence in a Socialist society.

Violence as a source of control is part of the movement because people–such as myself–will never succumb to it any other way. If this is the path to establishing Socialism, what would the Socialist society of the United States be like? Pretty much like Venezuela or Brazil. A state of limited resources and a constant authority presence. A state where basic needs, like toilet paper, are as valuable as gold because of their scarcity. Where innovations are gone and prices are sky high.

And violence has truly become the “new normal,” not from an armed assailant but from a federalized police force. In other words, the violence that anarchists used to institute their beloved social order of collectivism is nothing compared to what is to come if they succeed in the agenda.

Fellow supporters of the cause dismiss such actions as their passion getting away from them. I’m so sick of hearing that! While such heinous acts do happen from the right, they are not common; from the left, they are part of the playbook, literally. Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, not only didn’t shy away from violence but encourages it. Neither do Unions, another vessel of Socialism. Or race activists or feminists. Or environmental zealots. It’s difficult to find activist groups of the left that dont advocate or at least tolerate violence for the cause.

One could argue that such violence was used by the nation’s founders, that these attacks are valid now. The acts of violence back then was a response to violence already used against them by the representatives of the King. Rand Paul was mowing his front lawn while beaten. Does that sound like the same thing to you? Does the Senator seem the monarch that stripped his neighbor of his rights? Violence during a revolution is at times necessary but it only holds validation when in selfdefense, which far too often is lacking by Socialism’s advocates.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books about pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.