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Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
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Want an explanation of the behavior of the Biden government?
Hear ye the words of Professor Hayek, screaming across the void of time:
Advancement within a totalitarian group or party depends largely on a willingness to do immoral things. The principle that the end justifies the means, which in individualist ethics is regarded as the denial of all morals, in collectivist ethics becomes necessarily the supreme rule. There is literally nothing which the consistent collectivist must not be prepared to do if it serves “the good of the whole,” because that is to him the only criterion of what ought to be done. Once you admit that the individual is merely a means to serve the ends of the higher entity called society or the nation, most of those features of totalitarianism which horrify us follow of necessity. From the collectivist standpoint intolerance and brutal suppression of dissent, deception and spying, the complete disregard of the life and happiness of the individual are essential and unavoidable. Acts which revolt all our feelings, such as the shooting of hostages or the killing of the old or sick, are treated as mere matters of expediency; the compulsory uprooting and transportation of hundreds of thousands becomes an instrument of policy approved by almost everybody except the victims. To be a useful assistant in the running of a totalitarian state, therefore, a man must be prepared to break every moral rule he has ever known if this seems necessary to achieve the end set for him. In the totalitarian machine there will be special opportunities for the ruthless and unscrupulous. Neither the Gestapo nor the administration of a concentration camp, neither the Ministry of Propaganda nor the SA or SS (or their Russian counterparts) are suitable places for the exercise of humanitarian feelings. Yet it is through such positions that the road to the highest positions in the totalitarian state leads. A distinguished American economist, Professor Frank H. Knight, correctly notes that the authorities of a collectivist state “would have to do these things whether they wanted to or not: and the probability of the people in power being individuals who would dislike the possession and exercise of power is on a level with the probability that an extremely tenderhearted person would get the job of whipping master in a slave plantation.”
A further point should be made here: Collectivism means the end of truth. To make a totalitarian system function efficiently, it is not enough that everybody should be forced to work for the ends selected by those in control; it is essential that the people should come to regard these ends as their own. This is brought about by propaganda and by complete control of all sources of information.
The most effective way of making people accept the validity of the values they are to serve is to persuade them that they are really the same as those they have always held, but which were not properly understood or recognized before. And the most efficient technique to this end is to use the old words but change their meaning. Few traits of totalitarian regimes are at the same time so confusing to the superficial observer and yet so characteristic of the whole intellectual climate as this complete perversion of language.
The worst sufferer in this respect is the word “liberty.” It is a word used as freely in totalitarian states as elsewhere. Indeed, it could almost be said that wherever liberty as we know it has been destroyed, this has been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people. Even among us we have planners who promise us a “collective freedom,” which is as misleading as anything said by totalitarian politicians. “Collective freedom” is not the freedom of the members of society but the unlimited freedom of the planner to do with society that which he pleases. This is the confusion of freedom with power carried to the extreme. It is not difficult to deprive the seat majority of independent thought. But the minority who will retain an inclination to criticize must also be silenced. Public criticism or even expressions of doubt must be suppressed because they tend to weaken support of the regime. As Sidney and Beatrice Webb report of the position in every Russian enterprise: “Whilst the work is in progress, any public expression of doubt that the plan will be successful is an act of disloyalty and even of treachery because of its possible effect on the will and efforts of the rest of the staff.”

GUS

Stephanie and Michael Smith.
Biden has NEVER been an accomplished man. He has always been a lying bloviating buffoon, ERGO, the "HEH HEH, THAT'S JUST JOE" statements for decades.
I challenge ANYONE to note or list ONE accomplishment that this disgusting immoral man has ever achieved. JUST ONE.
We've given our country to a man who couldn't change the oil in our car.

Pinandpuller

If you live in Texas and you’re worried about the prospect of needing an abortion try holding a cloth mask between your knees.

Pinandpuller

GUS

Joe Biden is sort of like Forest Gump, and by that I mean retarded.

Pinandpuller

A lot of cops in San Francisco are quitting because they refuse to get “The Jab”.

You know things are going sideways when police don’t trust “qualified immunity.”

GUS

Pin, I love you my brother. Biden is dumber and less accomplished, than any blustering clown, that you and I have known personally. At my 30th class reunion, my band played and rocked, and mingled with my old CLASS. Some of the douche bags there, introduced themselves to me vis a vis their own self remembered glories. It was uncomfortable to hear old TEAM MATES, who remembered themselves in a glorious measure, despite being less than GLORIOUS.
But what taught ne something, was, those who clung to being attached to such LITTLE valor, clinging to it for all it was worth, were so attached to something, that was so far gone, and of little value. If memories of ALMOST, from decades ago, were so important, WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE PEOPLE, and their self worth/achievements, since??? PIN, life goes on, and every step forward, is more importannt than any PREVIOUS STEP.
I received a letter from My State Senator today.
I know him and support him in Wisconsin. Anywho, the LETTER was addressed to MY NAME. As you know Pin, my boy, my Son, has the exact same name as me. My State Senator, was CONGRATULATING MICKEY on being a 4.0 DEANS LIST MEMBER. That is all that matters to me. Our nation is in a real WORLD OF HURT. Biden and his CABAL are very very dirty and serious fuck ups. WE, you and I, and our attached friends, and MY SON, will destroy this cabal of fuck tards. WE WILL

Jim Eagle

Good morning, y'all!

Today, Frederick sits for his interview with Stonyhurst School to pick his IB subjects. Then we have a week to get him ready for his last year of school.

Also, today is his birthday: 18y.o. (time flies).

henry

HB Frederick!

Davod

Jim Eagle. Good luck.

Jane

Happy Birthday Frederick! Where is Stoneyhurst school? Is he going back to Belgium ?

clarice

We had a terrible storm last night with lots of flooding and more--plus a tornado warning is on the way. I was so tired I slept through it, but my cat must have been worried she tucked herself up to me all night.

clarice

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9944489/Thousands-flee-Taliban-held-Afghanistan-walking-miles-desert-Pakistan-Iran.html

Narciso

Happy birthday frederick

Forrest gump was always true of heart, biden snidely whiplash

henry

give it a month and these will require mandatory attendance.


The Wall Street Journal
@WSJ

Cities are adding emergency facilities to provide mental-health care, a need officials say has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic on.wsj.com/3gRc7xP

Narciso

When youre over the target

https://thenationalpulse.com/news/meta-ignorance-with-profound-consequences-u-s-govts-crisis-response-director-resigned-after-bidens-state-dept-canceled-lifeline-group-over-trump-links/

Momto2

Happy Birthday, Frederick! Can't believe it's his last year already.

And congratulations to Mickey on making the Dean's List! Quite an accomplishment and I know you are very proud of him, Gus.

It's great to read these positive reports amid the doom & gloom we seem to face daily. I'm still bombarded with all sorts of abandoned dogs in Afghanistan photos and stories. As with the abandoned humans, someone is lying and I suspect I know who!

Narciso


Good grief

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/did-gender-studies-lose-afghanistan/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Narciso

Indeed


https://justthenews.com/government/security/were-americans-people-screaming-outside-gates-kabul-airport-turned-away

Davod

Clarice. Same here. But at least I didn't have any tree branches fall on the roof like last week.

Marlene

Good Morning! clarice, the daughter just called and said the storm woke her up last night.
Yikes! I think Frederick was in 4th grade when I started commenting on JOM.
Congrats to your son, Gus!
Hubby is at the vet again with Scout. :(

Len

We're getting the Ida rain all day today. Silver lining is that it postponed my district court jury summons until tomorrow.

Our idiot governor, not satisfied with the number of school districts mandating masks and no doubt to take well-deserved heat off the school boards, has ordered a statewide school mask mandate. What a dope. And totalitarian tool.

Narciso

Dime otros (tell me another one)

https://mobile.twitter.com/JosepBorrellF/status/1432957662350745601

Narciso


They run the show dumkopf

https://amp.dw.com/en/why-qatar-fosters-close-contact-with-the-taliban/a-59030146

Davod

It is a pity there is not more commentary about the Taliban not being a homegrown movement. They are invaders from Pakistan, who bring a Saudi based ideology with them.

Narciso


When they are confronted they dont fare to well

https://mobile.twitter.com/NA2NRF/status/1432953553711247362

Narciso


Oh

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChristinaPushaw/status/1432872554482618368

Melinda

There will be passports, dammit!

TMJ4 News
@tmj4
Milwaukee's performing arts organizations will now require audiences to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of events.
tmj4.com/news/coronavir…

https://twitter.com/tmj4/status/1433036925569409033

Narciso

Check for seed pods a bigger problem

henry

maybe require vax passport to owe or pay taxes.

Narciso


Unsurprising

https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/how-the-church-of-nice-replaced-the

Neo

Biden's Disastrous Withdrawal from Afghanistan was an “Extraordinary Success” for a vegetable

Narciso


Splunge

https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1432910106719625227

Neo

CBSNews:
Social Security and Medicare, the government's two biggest benefit programs, remain under intense financial pressure with the retirement of millions of baby boomers and a devastating pandemic. Social Security will be unable to pay full benefits starting in 2034, a year earlier than previously forecast, due to impact of the crisis.

henry

USDA’s authority? Apparently based on Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance, not law or inspection rules. Nolechek’s appeal notes USDA did not go through the rule-making process in pushing the mask mandate.

“Coercion is not choice,” Fox said.

So Nolechek’s appealed. It lost within 12 hours.

https://empowerwisconsin.org/usda-threatens-little-meat-processor-over-masks/

sbwaters

New thread.

Melinda

US equipment left behind in Afghanistan now seen on the road east of Tehran.

Heshmat Alavi
@HeshmatAlavi
#BREAKING
American Humvees in #Iran, courtesy of the Taliban, thanks to the Biden admin.

An Iranian Telegram channel covering military topics released "exclusive" images that purportedly show Humvees & other military vehicles spotted on the Semnan-Garmsar road east of Tehran.

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1433045442120531974

Melinda

Side note: Iraq had "gifted" 20 Humvees to Iran, some time ago. So there MAY be overlap.

Davod

If the US equipment is in Iran, it will be moved to wherever it can be used to trick US or allies troops on the ground.

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