Friday – The Wisdom of our Founders:

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism ~ George Washington

Right Wing trolls are frenzied over New Zealand massacre

by Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black
Right wing trolls are frenzied over the New Zealand massaacre, not because it was evil, nor that it will embolden more White lone terrorists, or even that it will prompt retaliation attacks by Muslim extremists – all valid concerns to be on any sober safety creators radar.
Right wing trolls seem to have two primary concerns:  fear this attack will somehow cost Trump re-election and paranoia that outrage about it will ultimately spell the end of society as we know it.
Reasonable Republicans, commonsense conservatives, level headed moderates, and invisible GOP liberals, this is a great time to tell trolls they don’t speak for you.
I’m an Old School Brother, so my line in the sand was drawn at birth regarding opposing terrorists and criminals on the basis of their misdeeds and that alone. I don’t give one a hoodwink and another condemnation.
Right wing trolls will post, tweet, and record the Republican Party into ruin if they aren’t checked or chucked, from within. In a two party system, this would disastrously tilt policy making in one direction- and it’s still up in the air whether any third party could gain enough traction to balance things.
It’ll be interesting to see if this happens.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is a consultant and safety advocate in New Orleans.
He’s also a member of the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee and Project 21 National Black Conservative Leadership Network. These are his views and not necessarily those of the Committee and Project 21.

Under Reconstruction?

After several years at Squarespace, The Bold Pursuit migrated to WordPress … and is now a jumbled mess, if we’re being honest.

The site was left, unorganized, during a period of political retrospection and the editor’s personal hiatus to care for a parent.

I’m currently contemplating The Bold Pursuit’s future. I left the GOP in 2016 and am an unaffiliated independent at this time. Creating a spectrum of conservative voices was a sincere and successful effort of which I am very proud. Looking forward, I believe a thorough mission review is required.

As the 2020 presidential cycle begins, I am pondering whether there is a need for The Bold Pursuit’s ‘open door’ to conservative bloggers platform… and if there is any one out there willing to help put the site back together. Decisions, decisions …

Regardless, I wish to offer my sincere thanks to all of our friends, fans and authors for your support of our efforts.

~ Clio, Publisher

The Day That Changed America … 9/11

I wrote the blogs listed below to express my feelings about The Day That Changed America. I will never be able to adequately describe that day or its effect on my life, but I will continue to try and … I will always remember September 11, 2001.

During a trip to New York last month, I asked my associate, a long-time resident, about ‘that day.’ His reactions and memories were, I’m certain, tempered over time, but I could still feel the trauma behind his words as he described the impact on friends, neighbors, colleagues and even his two daughters who were in Manhattan, near the Twin Towers that morning. As he spoke of lost friends, those who were widowed (one friend was one of the few bodies that authorities were able to easily identify: he jumped to his death), his voice filled with emotion as he recounted waiting for his daughters to return home. After the attacks, the city went into lockdown — buses and subways stopped running. Minutes seem like hours to a parent who fears for his childrens’ lives. The girls finally arrived home, to grateful and relieved parents, very late that evening.

All of us have our memories of that horrible day. While those who lived at or near Ground Zero, the Pentagon or that vacant field in Pennsylvania experienced the event in a more intense and personal manner, September 11 affected all Americans. Our thoughts are with the survivors and our gratitude, always, to the first responders who taught us that we truly live in the “home of the brave.”

~ Clio

Anti-American Hostilities – From Within and Without

The Enemy From Without Arrives – 9/11

September 11 is this generation’s “day that will live in infamy.” We commemorate the 10th anniversary of the perilous strikes on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with memorials, tributes and television specials that offer a disturbing déjà vu of those awful events on that beautiful sunny morning in 2001… Continued … The Enemy

Why Every American is a Victim of 9/11 …

First, The Bold Pursuit offers our condolences to those most affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: the families, friends and associates of the victims. We also wish to pay tribute to the first responders who taught us the true meaning of heroism.

Nine years after that dreadful morning, the Cordoba Initiative, led by Chairman Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, plans to construct a $100 million, 13-story Islamic center, including a mosque. Chairman Imam Rauf is quoted as saying, “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened [on September 11th], but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” Continued … Every American

An Inconceivable Violation…

…Sights and sounds exploded before my eyes on CNN; my knees weakened and I crumbled to the carpet. With shaking hands holding the remote, I surfed the cable news channels, only to see the same visions of panic and pain. News anchors reported assaults on the Pentagon and New York and planes crashing in Pennsylvania, it was clear: America was under attack. Continued … Violation

Safety in a Time of Excuses

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer 

The Milwaukee riots serve notice, as did ones in Ferguson and Baltimore, that some feel grievances are a license to loot, burn and even shoot at emergency vehicles. How do we, stakeholders without battle armor handy, create safety in such times? The first step is candor. 

Candidly speaking, a percentage of urban Millenials are enraged at blue professionals and frankly, White people. 

Like the 1992 LA riots, Milwaukee chaos featured targeting of non-Black citizens. This admission will disturb those whose comfort zones are inclusive and produce social justice advocacy. I’m not asking that you change values, merely don’t cloud your vision to boiling undemocratic hostility. If you can avoid inner city areas, do so without apology. 

What are race relations like where you live and is rioting a real possibility? Anywhere where urban discussion orbits around daily violent crime and poverty is a potential flash point. 

The next step is assessing skills, supplies and your comfort zone regarding using force for self-defense. We are in a time where reason and order are suspended following police shootings. Candor and assessment allow you to meet these outbreaks more on your terms. Creating safety in a time of excuses for public brutality is a cross all hostages bear- no matter how much it is wished otherwise. 

Google, “Colin Flaherty,” for what my warning looks like on video. 
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist. @nadraenzi on twitter.