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Burt Prelutsky / July 4, 2020

Signs of the Times

Once upon a time, Robert Gates, who has at some point held just about every unelected job in the federal government except for Postmaster General, acknowledged that over the past several decades Joe Biden has been wrong on every foreign policy issue, but recently felt called upon to declare that Joe Biden is a man of integrity. Everyone, probably including Joe Biden, knows that’s a lie.

Once upon a time, Robert Gates, who has at some point held just about every unelected job in the federal government except for Postmaster General, acknowledged that over the past several decades Joe Biden has been wrong on every foreign policy issue, but recently felt called upon to declare that Joe Biden is a man of integrity. Everyone, probably including Joe Biden, knows that’s a lie.

Joe Biden has lied about almost everything, including his academic record. In 1988, he gave a talk lifted entirely from an autobiographical speech delivered by an English politician who was the son of a Welsh coalminer. In the speech, Biden became the son of a Welsh coalminer.

It would have been funny, except Biden was seeking to be his party’s presidential nominee.

As the Vice-President of the United States, Biden got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired because he was investigating an energy company that was paying Hunter Biden over $80,000-a-month to lend his name to the board of directors. Biden had also used his position to get his son a great deal of money from China.

This is what passes for a man of integrity according to Robert Gates. Perhaps he figures it will land him a Cabinet position in a Biden administration.

But Gates isn’t alone in his questionable ability to recognize integrity. William Barr, the current Attorney General, even after Robert Mueller used a phony dossier, bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, to hound Donald Trump for over two years, insisted that Mueller was an honorable man.

What’s more, Mueller is the fellow who vouched for James Comey, giving him two thumbs up.

This is just to let you know that if you ever see someone who has been referred to in gushing terms by a Washington bureaucrat walking towards you, turn around and run in the opposite direction. It just might be John Roberts or Anthony Fauci.

In the wake of Mayor De Blasio rolling out the red carpet for Black Lives Matter and doing away with bail, the murder rate in New York City has doubled in 2020 over last year. In fact, over the past four weeks, there have been 48 murders.

In case you missed it, there is a video of a 28-year-old black man sucker-punching a 92-year-old woman on a Manhattan street. That’s bad enough, but it’s not even half the story.

The schmuck had already been arrested 103 times, and not for jaywalking. He has been arrested 13 times for sexual offenses, including sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if after the 50th or even 100th arrest, creeps like him would be euthanized at the local pound?

In the wake of DeBlasio’s releasing felons from jail to prevent their coming down with the coronavirus, 250 of the felons have been re-arrested 450 times.

I would feel sorry for New Yorkers except they keep electing these same fatheads. There have been so many shots fired in the Big Apple, all that’s left is the stem.

The mob, which consists of not just the salaried members of Black Lives Matter, but local punks looking to cash in on the breakdown in law enforcement, aren’t just showing their hatred of cops or white people. They despise western civilization, very much like the Taliban and other Islamic zealots.

At least the Nazis looted great art works, they didn’t destroy them. Like smart bombs, they believed in killing people, but leaving paintings and statues intact.

The black mobs like their electronic toys, but that’s about the extent of it.

They hate Christianity and Judaism. They would normally hate Islam as well, but they recognize that’s one religion that hates western values as much as they do. It also helps that most white people despise Islam; enemy of my enemy and all that.

The mob also hates art and culture because so much of it has been created by white-skinned devils of European descent. It’s only one short step from tearing down statues and burning down stores with impunity to burning books and using poison gas on people.

We’re so busy paying lip service to rap with its pornographic lyrics, we forget that we gave the world Shakespeare, Cervantes, Beethoven, Bach, Rembrandt, Twain, Wyeth, Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Gershwin, Milton, Capra, Wilder, Van Gogh, Kern, Verdi, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Cole Porter and Walt Disney.

Yet, we allow ourselves to be bullied by illiterates spewing nonsense about white privilege.

These vandals hate the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Free speech is anathema to them; they find the very idea of speech that questions their nihilistic agenda offensive and would silence it entirely if they could.

They don’t like the idea of democracy because it offers no guarantee that they have the numbers to prevail in an election. Which is why they take to the streets so often. When you can’t persuade, your only option is to intimidate.

Naturally, they try to eliminate the police because those are the only people in society with the legal authority to combat them. At least that was the case until recently when, thanks to seeing how easily it was to cow the voters, politicians decided to cast their lot with the mob and toss the cops under the paddy wagon.

The fact that the BLM goons seem to be riding roughshod over the people who pay the taxes is because the Democratic politicians believe it’s to their advantage to play nice with villains and because Republicans are, by and large, afraid to stand up to the mob because they’re addicted to the fantasy that blacks will actually wake up one day and vote for them.

The Democrats aren’t very bright, but they’re bright enough to have noticed how easily hundreds of millions of Americans were bullied into staying home, avoiding their friends, wearing masks and washing their hands as incessantly as little beavers. Let’s face it, we were as easily cowed as a giant herd of Holsteins.

In fact, to continue the barnyard analogy, we were like a coop full of chickens who had been convinced by the foxes that if we wanted to be safe we should convince Farmer Jones to lock up the dogs at night.

Interestingly, in Seattle, the residents of CHOP have taken control of a city park and brought back segregation. They are refusing entry to white people and they’re enforcing the rule by having blacks wielding machetes patrolling the grounds.

In Portland, in the same spirit that has led to statues of Abe Lincoln being defaced and those of Christopher Columbus being pulled down, the mob wrapped an American flag around a statue of George Washington and set it ablaze before pulling it off its pedestal.

The city’s officials say there no plans to restore the statue. Or sanity, for that matter.

For a while, I was afraid that all those patriotic, hard-working, tax-paying, Americans with plenty of guns and ammo were going to take to the streets and take back the country that so many of them had fought and bled for.

Lately, I’ve been afraid they won’t.

Suzan Reiner reminded me of an old line: “O Lord, grant me the gift of patience and do it right now!”

That pretty much sums up my current state of mind.

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