"Does the end justify the means?"
From the pages of Saul Alinsky's, Rules For Radicals... [aka The Left's playbook]
THAT PERENNIAL QUESTION, 'Does the end justify the means?' is meaningless as it stands; the real and only question regarding the ethics of means and ends is, and always has been, 'Does this particular end justify this particular means?'
Life and how you live it is the story of means and ends. The end is what you want, and the means is how you get it. Whenever we think of social change, the question of means and ends arises...[The man of action] He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. To say that corrupt means corrupt the ends is to believe in the immaculate conception of ends and principles. The real arena is corrupt and bloody. Life is a corrupting process...
so reflecting upon this, upon this day... after such a contentious, dirty, filthy, ugly presidential campaign...what say you? Does the end justify the means? Hallelujah and hell yes.
Oh joy to the world.
After President Obama reminded us, early and often, how elections do have consequences [see Immigration by Executive Order, see Obamacare by Hook and by Crook, see Government Regulations wreaking havoc upon business far and wide, see All of the Above Energy promises turn into a downright destruction of oil, gas, and coal, see the world's finest military reduced to dust....and on and on and on] ...isn't this end result a time to savor.
The hidden Trumpeter's across the land secretly held their position tight to the chest right up until the very last minute...speaking directly of the 42% of women who voted for him.....shhshh don't ask don't tell, more tea anyone?
Oh don't be fooled, people; it was crystal clear: this choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; we just couldn't talk about it! We had more important things to do between the kids, the dog, or the job. And while Trump wasn't exactly the kind of guy many of us would want to bring home or share on facebook or dish about over a potluck, he was the means -- decided fair and square through the political primary process -- in hopes of returning law and order to the country and, in the end, beat HER. Much of that 42% of women had to have held their nose and voted for him anyway...just like me.
[And here's a twist @The Washington Post -- commentary from a liberal Muslim woman who voted for Trump...please read. Even though she and I differ on many things probably...she understood what a Trump presidency means for the future of the country...amen.]
Oh...to have a candidate fight back against the Democratic machine -- no matter what means necessary, made all the difference in the world. And to that, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Donald [now don't screw this up... teehee].
For days now, a big part of me has been sitting on the election result, hesitant to react too soon, pausing before going all nuclear on the hot buttons of the moment at hand. Given how much this election season has taken out of me -- day in and day out -- living and breathing it for months on end -- please forgive me and my first inclination, resorting to hibernation. Taking it all in, watching the response from the Left, listening to the pundits pound out what it all means, was something this girl had absolutely no interest in doing. Just lead me to a bottle of Makers and I'll do just fine...can't Just a Girl just enjoy this for one means to an ends minute?
But how can we -- those sitting just right of center -- sit back and feel centered at a time like this.....
- Van Jones shame on you!
- GrubHub CEO, Matt Maloney, shame on you! Response: Never Ever
- Violent Anti-Trump Riots, courtesy of George "Sore Loser" Soros Shame on all of you!
- Michael Moore...ew ...and shame on you, too.
Let's face it -- unlike the Right, which seems to bend over backwards to make nice with the other side -- there is no chance for peaceful co-existence with the Left. They simply close the door, throw a tantrum, call you names, unfriend you on facebook, or all of the above.
Typical is the response by Maloney at GrubHub (linked above), defying his own code of conduct, as he preaches for tolerance and inclusiveness while calling for anyone who does not agree with his line of thinking to resign! How absurd is that? I was one of those who immediately forwarded feedback to GrubHub and said, in short, this girl will never ever use GrubHub ever, as in never. Ciao.
But looking back over the course of the last week, how bizarre was it to find out Hillary had set up a two-minute fireworks display over New York harbor ON ELECTION NIGHT and between the hour of 9 and 10 p.m. eastern? Was that just a wee bit premature, or what? How could she do something like that even before my polls in California even closed? Seriously, Hillary? Just who told you that was a good idea?
Booked on Thursday only to cancel it come Monday morning... you just had to know, that they knew, that this thing called winning was suddenly not in the bloomin' Bloomingdales Big Brown Bag. No new presidential pantsuits for you.
Before election day, President Obama made it clear right up until the bitter end just what was at stake -- saying in a commercial for Hillary,
“All the progress we’ve made these last eight years is on the ballot. Respect for women is on the ballot, tolerance is on the ballot, equality is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot,” Obama says in the ad, which is clipped from an Oct. 11 rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. “If you want to send a message in this election, send a message about who we are as the American people. Send a message by voting for Hillary Clinton,” he continues.Progress?
Obamacare is not progress, it's the destruction of one-sixth of this nation's economy through the sheer telling and scheming of a lie over and over --- the "Affordable Care Act" is anything but affordable, offers less healthcare choices, and causes the costs to necessarily skyrocket. Until it returns to a free market commodity to cross state lines, encouraging competition between insurance companies, and offering a wider pool of offerings to the consumer (and patient), it will continue to unravel and disappoint.
Illegal Immigration by Executive Order is not progress. it's abuse of power.
Signing a Nuclear Agreement with Iran is not progress, it's treason. [And don't get me started on the paying of ransom, previously covered here on the old gthing, of course]
Opening America to unvetted refugees from the Middle East is not progress, it's reckless, creating vulnerabilities in national security.
And taking away the free exercise of one's faith -- is that progress? Does the end justify the means? Does the end justify the means, especially in the woefully prohibitive, anti-Christianity, environment within the military, and causing issues of morale and retention?
The thing is --
President Obama's legacy was on the line in this presidential election, and it lost. bigly.
And how awkward was that first meeting....the president-elect Trump with the President? The picture of the two making the headlines tells it all, doesn't it? Serious expressions, hands folded, President Obama could hardly look at him during the photo op with the press. [Go to Guardian, here, to see full story and transcript on the remarks of the day]
It's the passing of the presidential baton from the guy who hasn't built a thing (other than a mess to clean up) to a guy famous for it...building things. Building many, many things. Talk about polarizing -- these guys couldn't be any more apart. I love this part, when Obama said:
...And I have been very encouraged by the, I think, interest in President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces, and I believe that it is important for all of us, regardless of party and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together, to deal with the many challenges that we face.Starting with condescension and ending with something of an immaculate ascension, Obama plays it as if he never accused Trump of aligning with the KKK, or called him unfit, and woefully unprepared for the job...the office of the president of the United States.
But who are we kidding?
We know the Left.
We know how it operates and the rules for radicals playbook it uses freely and un-apologetically, whether proselytizing and organizing communities, whether rioting and protesting, or, whether leading a nation; the book is not only used, it has been put to memory -- a holy book to facilitate and replicate every means to a leftist dream end.
If my recollection serves me correctly, this girl thought Barack Hussein Obama was woefully unfit for the job, too. [Had plenty of reasons, none of which had to do with the color of his skin...]
But you didn't see me riot in the streets. No, for eight years this girl had to just suck it up and deal with it...
And notice I didn't call him "unprepared;" oh, he and his handlers, his associates, were prepared, alright. He was fully prepared to transform America [as he promised fundamental transformation beginning day one]. How could he not be after following the likes of Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, Charles Ogletree. Reverend Jeremiah Wright... not to mention, dreams of his own father, Obama Sr. ...and on and on and on. He done dare transformed the nation and more; he left us divided, polarized, broken into demographics and totally unfit for assimilating into one united people. Dividing and conquering is no way to lead, Mr. President -- and yet, it was the means to this bitter end YOU CHOSE. You did this. This is what you built!
President Obama IS a Radical-In-Chief -- his so-called legacy in question proves it...in policy, in word and deed throughout the world, in the blatant disregard of our cultural traditions and our individual freedom to exercise one's faith, and in the shameful mockery of America's Rule of Law...
So here's to things being UNDONE...here's to a new end, being fully justified, by whatever means necessary, skyscrapers the limit. And here's to Obama's sad, sad legacy meeting up with a brand new day in America.
Good Morning, everyone -- all 300 million souls who clearly don't think alike, look alike, or act alike. And yet, it's beautiful! It's remarkable! It's exceptional! It's America!
And may God continue to Bless us one and all.
Make it a Good Day, G
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