Democrats: Anti-American Tyranny – It Will Cost You

by Jim Mullen, Guest Contributor

It’s most interesting that the state Democratic Party in West Virginia, feeling the sting of the latest election, is pointing fingers and assigning blame for their unexpected uprooting in West Virginia. Democrats have controlled the state for over 80 years – now it is red.

Not surprisingly, the National Democratic Party is also searching for answers.

This New Democratic Party, doggedly clinging to an agenda so radically leftwing, that it has the once dynamic middle class in America, reeling. The constant punching, prodding, and punishing Americans and the country’s industrial complex has left more people subservient to government largesse than any period in our history.

Fewer people are in the workforce, and this translates into a nationwide malaise and dissatisfaction by those still interested in the American spirit of work and pride.

Barack Obama doubled down on his Marxist policies on an already liberal and unsustainable welfare state. His guiding principles dictate that all personal freedom, commerce, industrial activity, and enterprise, be filtered through government. Sadly, the entire New Democratic Party not only got on the Obama-train-to-socialism; they did so with overzealous enthusiasm.

When you have a bitter, American-hater trying to put Americans ‘in their place’ because of his perceived grievances, and when those policies are race-baiting, class warfare and rubbing group against group, there will be friction and fire will fly. Freedom-loving Americans can only hope the highflying Marxists of Barack Obama will have their wings scorched enough to bring them back down from Liberal La La Land to common sense and liberty.

Hopefully, fewer people are blinded by the lies overwhelming the country, especially in the last six years. This could help explain the current phenomenon of red-state rebellion. In any case, one thing is sure, liberal Democrats and Republicans ought to take notice; leftists have hijacked and devoured our culture, education, liberty, Constitution and economic system. If you persist in your anti-American tyranny, you will continue to pay dearly at the ballot box.

Our government, media, and the intelligentsia currently deem people supporting the Constitution and rule of law extremists. Those working, studying, and planning for their future, now bear the label troublemakers, or as Homeland Security calls them, ‘terrorists.’

Which political party constantly pushes for more gun control? Which party ruled the slums of the nation for decades? Who shackles industry, business, and workers with crippling regulations, and sets the EPA, IRS, and nearly every other government agency on Americans’ churches, culture, speech, and every other freedom guaranteed by the Constitution? The answer of course, in practically every case, is always liberals.
To those who remember the Democratic Party being for the working people – this is not your Father’s or Grandfather’s Party. It was usurped by the vicious left wing, and most Democrats got on that Obama socialist train. Now they cry about the cost of their ticket.

Republicans should be aware that conservatives led this national purge of the left wing, and remember they expect you to live up to the promises you made of less government: more liberty, fewer regulations and always follow the Constitution. Do not try to out-Democrat the Democrats. The New Year is here; get busy restoring freedom and shrinking government.

Jim Mullen

Cyber-War is War

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

Cyber-warfare … This is not about computer geeks hacking a movie’s website. This is not a computer game of war, where if you lose, you get to start over. This is actual warfare, the kind that can destroy a nation. People can get killed. There is no reset button.

In recent months, computer experts have recognized the extreme sophistication of computer hackers. What was done to Sony may seem like small potatoes, the juvenile ranting of a tin horn dictator throwing a tantrum over a movie that personally insulted him. In fact, it was more than a warning shot; it left blood on the floor.

Let’s not forget that, whatever his fuzzy, comic portrayal in the previews of the movie, The Interview, Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea, is certifiably, a homicidal maniac, a sadistic and brutal murderer of millions of men, women and children. He has repeatedly attacked South Korea with artillery, showing the world that he has no fear of starting a major war on the Korean peninsula where he lives.

In response, corporations and governments are (we hope) tightening up their computer security. They are building things called firewalls and encrypted files and multiple layers of passwords. They are doing things that (we hope) we do not even know about, all in the effort to keep out hackers from places like North Korea, China, Iran and Russia.

Unfortunately, such defensive strategies cannot succeed against an ever more sophisticated, and ever more determined horde of enemies who are constantly ramming at our gates. Some computer experts are predicting a cyber warfare version of the Pearl Harbor attack that placed us in the bloodbath of World War II.

Make no mistake; cyber-war is war, nothing less. A cyber-Pearl Harbor may not be sounded by exploding bombs, but it will actually be worse. It can destroy our infrastructure, which is that thing that provides electricity to your house, food to your kitchen, and keeps hospitals running. Destruction of the infrastructure silences all your telephones, shuts off your radio and television, and makes it impossible to get gasoline for your car – and that is just for starters.

To emphasize just how fragile our physical infrastructure is, loss of our electric grid alone, if it happens, is expected to leave ninety percent of Americans dead within a year. As apocalyptic as that scenario is, it is the sober and serious prediction of people who know.

With that much at stake, we cannot afford the luxury of putting up a defense that will protect us only until the next determined hacker finally discovers a tiny, but fatal, gap in our fire-walls. Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), the famous Prussian military mastermind, is often credited with having said that the best defense is a good offense. Whether he said it or not, the adage certainly applies to cyber warfare. We cannot rely on an antiquated trench warfare strategy to stave off our relentless enemies. We cannot wait for their next move. Our enemies need succeed only once, and if they get inside our computers, it could be doom for us.

We must attack. Here is how:

The president and Congress must immediately declare publicly that any and all cyber-attacks on major targets in the US will be considered an act of war, and will be responded to just as if an enemy air force had bombed Pearl Harbor. We must not allow “feeler” attacks, probes into our defenses in search of weak points.

Of course, we cannot be reckless in our response. Cyber-attacks are difficult to detect, and even when detected, it may be enormously difficult to be sure who launched the attacks. Even so, no enemy should feel safe from reprisal when conducting such an attack.

With international cooperation, it will be possible to deny safe havens to enemy hackers. Even parties who did not themselves launch the attack can sometimes have clues or information that can pinpoint the attacker. Those parties must be strongly encouraged to provide that information, or to risk the consequences if they conceal or protect attackers. Yes, attacks can be disguised, so as to appear to have come from an innocent party, and enormous care must be taken to avoid being deceived. As far as I know, nobody said this will be easy or risk free.

During the cold war, the nuclear powers employed the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, the acronym of which is MAD. Anyone who was tempted to launch a war knew, even if he killed the enemy, that he, too, would die. As insane as the doctrine sounded on the surface, it prevented a mutually destructive nuclear war.

We cannot, of course, rely on the fears of madmen to stay their hand. They will attack. When they do, even if their attack is merely a probing attack, we must respond with such overwhelming and devastating force that they will be rendered incapable of launching a second attack. The only words appearing on their computer screens should be, “Game Over.”

War is hell. Cyber-war is no different.