Bill Whittle: The Republic of Bill

I love this guy’s work, and you will, too, once you’ve digested his latest Truth Revolt video:

TRANSCRIPT:

THE REPUBLIC OF BILL

Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

Certainly it’s not going to come as breaking news to anyone that there’s a lot of political discord and division in America today. Conservatives and Progressives are so far apart, and simply talk past each other so much, that’s it’s like we’re living in different countries.

And you know what? We’re supposed to be living in different countries. Before the unconstitutional, rampant centralization of Federal power over our lives, we were – and were supposed to be – separate countries, each with is own unique culture and preferences and cuisine and language and all the rest.

We know what the progressive, gun-controlled, safety-helmeted, calorie-restricted, carbon-neutral, politically correct Weenie Dictatorship looks like – they are trying to foist it on us every day. But if you could take a little chunk of America – say, five million steely-eyed missile men and another five million sleek and capable naughty librarians – and make your own little state with your own internal rules… what would it look like? Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Republic of Bill.

Politically, the fundamental structure of the Republic of Bill looks pretty familiar. It’s the US Constitution, verbatim. There are a couple of minor changes: a line item veto is one. Another is the 28th Amendment, which reads “No one elected to public office shall, once their term expires, be eligible to hold that same office.”

That’s right, you savages out there beyond our borders: there are no incumbents in the Republic of Bill. No campaign distractions, no lobbyist leverage, no vote buying, no nothing. We have this radical idea that we can find 535 new people, every two years, out of a population of ten million. There’s no one in the Congress of the Republic of Bill who was elected before the invention of electricity.

Citizens are encouraged to be heavily armed here in the Republic of Bill. That’s why our crime rate is so low. The general attitude here can best be summed up as “if that guy didn’t want to get shot then maybe he shouldn’t have come through my bedroom window.” We don’t tolerate crime here. That said, common sense is King herein the Republic of Bill: if some guy fires a shotgun through the door at a Jehovah’s Witness who came knocking, that guy is going to jail for murder. You’d think it might be hard to tell the difference between that and a home invasion. It’s actually very easy.

You can marry a person of the same sex in the Republic of Bill. You can marry your office chair if you’d like; we really don’t care. Some people say this de-sanctifies marriage; we think sanctity is internal and can’t be imposed by force of government. That said, there are some things you can’t do in the Republic of Bill and one of them is impose your will on others. If a church opposes gay marriage that’s their business; in the Republic of Bill you can’t make them do it and you certainly can’t make them accept it.

In a similar vein, we believe very strongly in private property in the Republic of Bill. That means if you own a restaurant and you want to hire only six foot tall albinos, that’s literally your business. It also means if you don’t want to serve peg-legged Arabs, or Lesbians, or conservatives, or gays or just me – that’s also your business. What we find, though, is that bigots are dirtbags. No one forces them to close their businesses. Most people just don’t give them their business, and they end up having close on their own. Works out really well, actually. Of course, that’s for private property only. Public services are utterly colorblind and racism of any kind is simply not tolerated.

Our economy is humming in the Republic of Bill. We have a few reasonable regulations for safety – and that’s about it. And we have a LOT of energy in the Republic of Bill: Oil, natural gas, and just boatloads of clean, safe, powerful thorium reactors. We’re thinking about air conditioning the entire outdoors.

Education and health care are very, very affordable in the Republic of Bill, and there’s a simple reason for that. It’s because we treat education and health care as commodities – because that’s what they are. Our schools compete for your children, and that means they are incentivized to have high test scores and low tuitions. And a two cent aspirin in the Republic of Bill costs two cents. Not twenty dollars. That’s because people pay cash for the small items, and doctors and hospitals show their actual rates and their customer ratings. They buy stop loss insurance for the big ticket items.

How can people afford to buy their own health care and education in the Republic of Bill? Well, they can shop around and get the best value with all the extra money they have, because income taxes in the Republic of Bill are 10%. You do your taxes in three minutes: Ten percent, and everyone pays. We don’t keep taxing to pay for the government; we get as much government as 10% buys.

Now, of course, if you want to pay for Public Radio, the Republic of Bill Endowment for the Arts, the Republic of Bill Superconducting Supercollider, a government-run retirement plan – any of that – you certainly can. You get a pull-down menu when you do your taxes online and you can earmark whatever additional funds you want to pay, and that’s where that money goes. But the ten percent buys what the government is supposed to do: defend the republic and build some roads. You want a bigger government than that? Knock yourself out.

As it turns out, about half of the 10 million residents of the Republic of Bill want a space program, and so they pay ten dollars a month extra in taxes: that’s six hundred million dollars a year. Combined with five million people in neighboring Burtrutanistan – you can see the leaders of the two countries here resplendent in our National uniforms – thats 1.2 billion dollars a year. With a space program run by engineers and test pilots, rather than politicians and bureaucrats, ten dollar bolts cost ten dollars and not 500 dollars. We expect to have a permanent presence on the moon in six years.

Well, we hope you enjoyed your brief tour of the Republic of Bill. You’re welcome to stay; we love hard-working people. The registration forms for legal immigration are on the counter; they’re printed in English because that’s the official language of the Republic of Bill. We’re happy to help translate into Spanish… or French, Mandarin, Russian, Korean or anything else. But we do business in English.

The rules are simple. Don’t be a jerk, and Mind your own business. It’s printed right there on the money, along with a cutout of a profile – not of me or any other politician. That profile could be anybody. That’s the profile of the common person. That’s your profile.

Welcome home.

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Obamanocchio on Syria: We don’t have a strategy yet

OBAMA: “But I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are. And I think that’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them. At that point, I will consult with Congress and make sure that their voices are heard.”

“…folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are?” What does that even mean? Has it ever occurred to you that The Smartest Man in the World can’t speak coherently without his teleprompter to guide him? Is this really the best Occidental College, Harvard and Columbia can produce? Really?

One tiny paragraph, two lies. Par for the course with this miserable failure of a President.

To suggest that the military does not have contingency plans for dealing with the Islamic State is to deny the very existence of the military.

Consider the U.S. Army War College’s mission statement, as outlined on Wikipedia:

According to U.S. Army regulation 10–44, the mission of the War College is “To prepare selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership; educate current and future leaders on the development and employment of landpower in a joint, multinational and interagency environment; conduct research and publish on national security and military strategy; and engage in activities in support of the Army’s strategic communication efforts.”

Does Obamanocchio really expect the American people to believe that the same folks who have a strategic plan for the invasion of Canada haven’t addressed the need for a plan dealing with Syria and the Islamic State?

In a recent article exploring American options, Forbes states: Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, argued that the Islamic State must be “addressed on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria.

Are we really to believe that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is saying things like that without a firm understanding of the strategic issues involved?

Pull the other one, Barry.

The second lie is Obama’s claim that “we” (the royal We) – meaning him and the military – don’t have a strategy yet.

As the Limbaugh Theorem demonstrates, Obama always has a strategy; that is, to avoid any responsibility for his own actions by constantly campaigning against them. If he enforced his pompous “red line” in Syria, for instance, he would be seen as a “warmonger” by the American public – which is, as he constantly reminds us – war weary – not to mention his Unicorn-riding supporters on the extreme left, the Proggie Twits.

If he planned to bomb ISIS positions within Syria, as the recently announced use of armed drones in Syrian air space strongly suggests, he would first campaign against bombing ISIS in Syria – he would deny any intention on his part to do so.

Eventually, as his comments above suggest, events in the Middle East will “force” him to seek Congressional approval for military action against ISIS in Syria. Then he can blame it all on Congress, and those warmongering, evil Republicans.

Obama’s strategy is clear: To avoid doing anything at all by dithering as long as humanly possible. Not making a decision is, after all, a decision, and Obama’s decisions always evolve around avoiding personal responsibility.

Consider, for instance, his claiming to be, er, “mad as hell” over the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, and the VA scandal, and his endless promises to be “relentless” in addressing these matters. Then note that nothing of substance has been done in either case.

Barack Obama is a coward, more concerned about protecting his “legacy” than in behaving like a leader – a position for which he has proven himself to be completely unqualified. Unfortunately for the American people, we’re stuck with him for another two and a half years.

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The Best Bar Joke Ever – and Obama’s Escape from Planet Reality

Like everyone else on the Internet, I get daily forwards of jokes, cute cartoons and political polemics. Today’s harvest was simply too good not to share.

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Bartenders Make Great Therapists

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Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the REAL Race War

RACE RIOTS IN FERGUSON (Transcript)

Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

Before we get into the bigger picture – of which the ongoing rioting in Ferguson, Missouri is merely a symptom – let’s just be crystal clear about something.

IF it turns out that a police officer shot Michael Brown as he was standing still, his hands in the air, as his defenders claim, then that police officer needs to be charged with murder, and he needs to go to jail for the rest of his life.

But that doesn’t seem like what happened at all. This story is still unfolding and new details are being revealed every day. I’m not going to speculate on how Michael Brown’s life actually came to an end. But I am going to talk about what happened before and after.

Michael Brown has been repeatedly referred to in the media as a “gentle giant,” and an “unarmed black teen.”

Here’s surveillance video of the gentle giant, taken a short time before the shooting, stealing a handful of cigars and then gently strong arming the store owner out of his way.

So why is it that the Attorney General, appointed by the President of the United States of America, put intense political pressure on the Ferguson Police Department to suppress this standard, ordinary surveillance video – a video, by the way, that caused the destruction of this man’s store and left him fearing for his life. Well, we’ll get to that in a moment.

Defenders of Michael Brown say that this is an attempt to criminalize him and therefore deflect attention from the police shooting. Really? That kind of casual violence, that sense of entitlement, that utter disrespect for the law or another human being – don’t take my word for it; the evidence is right there in front of your eyes – that attitude has nothing to do with the police claim that he was charging the officer when he was shot? This doesn’t shed some doubt on the story of a gentle, innocent, “unarmed black teen” assassinated by the police while his hands were in the air for the crime of being black?

Let’s cut to the chase here. Spokesmen for the protestors rioting in Ferguson and St. Louis – and, in fact, a large percentage of the general population — claim that there is an epidemic of white on black crime, of white cops shooting unarmed black teens. Is that, in fact, happening?

According to the FBI, there were 408,217 robberies in 2009. That’s about 1100 a day, or in round numbers, about once a minute, 24 hours a day. That means a thousand times a day the police are called, a thousand times a day arrests are made and in general terms the events leading up to the shots being fired in Ferguson Missouri happen about one thousand times PER DAY.

So if there’s this epidemic of white policemen executing innocent black males, why do we only hear about a case like this every few years? And why do most of those cases – like this one – seem to end up with extenuating circumstances? And why do the few cases that don’t have extenuating circumstances end up with the offending officers in jail? If this is an epidemic – where’s the epidemic? 30,000 commercial flights land safely each day in America. They don’t make the news either.

So. Is there an epidemic of racial violence loose in America today?

There is.

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2010, 62,593 blacks were the victims of white violence. During that same year, 320,082 whites were the victims of black violence. That’s five times as many violent attacks, but that number is misleading, since the black and white populations are not the same size. When 38 million black Americans commit five times as many violent crimes on 197 million whites as they receive, what you discover is that black perpetrators violently assault White victims TWENTY-FIVE times more frequently. When it comes to a specific kind of violent crime — aggravated assault — the number of black on white crimes is TWO HUNDRED TIMES HIGHER than white on black crimes. Oh, there’s an epidemic of racial violence in America, all right.

Reporter and author Colin Flaherty has taken a cold, clear-eyed view of the statistics that don’t make the news because they are suppressed by the news. He reports, for example — again in 2010 — the National Crime Victimization Survey reported approximately 13,000 black-on-white rapes and 39,000 black-on-white robberies – both violent crimes. The statistics show that the number of white on black rapes and violent robberies were so small that they had to be rounded to the nearest whole number, and that whole number was ZERO.

Critics will say that I am using these statistics to justify the murder of Michael Brown. But I said at the beginning – if Michael Brown were shot in cold blood then the police officer needs to pay the price for murder. This has nothing to do with Michael Brown. This has EVERYTHING to do with the narrative that the President, the Attorney General, and all of these race hustlers are trying to create using Michael Brown.

There is, in fact, a racial war of violence and hatred in America. Open racism is simply not tolerated in white America today, but black racism is the toxic glue that holds the progressive coalition together. Tolerance of – in fact, as we see from the events in Ferguson, open encouragement of black rage at a narrative that not only does not exist but reverses the daily outrages that do exist, is what defines modern progressivism. It is the politics of envy, anger, entitlement, lawlessness, violence and bald-faced lies.

And of all the promises broken by this man, surely none is more heartbreaking than the one promise that got him elected in the first place: the promise of a post-racial future. He and his racist progressive cohorts can never surrender the weapon that has gotten them everything, not the least of which is personal political power and trillions of dollars of redistributed wealth. And this latest outrage in Ferguson is yet another example – as if another was needed among the economic wreckage, creeping totalitarianism, and foreign-policy disasters — that he [Obama] and his leftist cohorts would rather rule over ruins than disappear into the dustbin of a healthy and healed nation.

Speaker: Bill Whittle is a journalist publishing video blogs on TruthRevolt.org. This piece was published on August 20, 2014, during the height of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Bill Whittle: The struggle for stupidity

TruthRevolt’s Bill Whittle explains how full comprehension of a single paragraph from a hundred-year-old elementary school textbook* eludes virtually all of today’s college graduates; shows why it is such a sin, and reveals the Progressive Struggle for Stupidity in all of its undeniable venality.

Those of you who do not understand the progressives’ systematic dumbing down of American really need to watch this – particularly if you have kids in school. Whittle’s comments go directly to the fact that home schooling has become increasingly popular in the United States.

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* The 1914 California Sixth Grade Reader includes classical stories and poems that every high school student studied during the era. American culture of the time was profoundly affected by them. Is Whittle right? Have we been dumbed down to the point where college students would be incapable of understanding this literature?

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