Daniel Oliver

We Live In A Time Of Change

“There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”

“I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But, I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate, and I should have no excuses … I want to thank the women that came forward with sincere complaints. It’s not easy to step forward, but you did an important service, and you taught me, and you taught others an important lesson. Personal boundaries must be expanded and must be protected. I accept full responsibility.” – Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

News item (The Londonium Chronicle)

John (“Jack the”) Ripper, PhD, accused of murdering sex workers in London’s East End, was apprehended late last night by Metropolitan Police. The victims were apparently killed while advertising their wares. It was long thought that the murderer might be a doctor: the workers’ throats were cut and their bodies mutilated in a manner indicating some knowledge of human anatomy.

Shortly after his arrest, Ripper indicated his disdain for sex workers — and for modern mores. With his lawyer at his side, Ripper issued the following statement: “I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But, I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”

News item (The People’s News)

John Wilkes Booth, who shot and killed President Lincoln yesterday evening at Ford’s Theatre, was apprehended shortly after dawn. Following his second inauguration, Lincoln had gone to the theater to see the popular comedy “Our American Cousin.” Booth had performed at the theater and was familiar with its layout.

Booth was a radical pro-slavery advocate and was reported to have complained that Lincoln was a lawless president because in April 1861 he suspended the writ of habeas corpus between Washington and Philadelphia in order to give military authorities power to silence dissenters and rebels.

Hours after being apprehended, Booth, lawyer at his side, issued the following statement: “I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. Personal boundaries must be expanded and must be protected.”

News item (The New York Ghost)

William Francis Sutton, author (Where the Money Was), raconteur, amateur attorney, friend of the poor, and professional bank robber, was apprehended late yesterday afternoon at an undisclosed location. One of America’s most famous criminals, Sutton was highly regarded in the profession. On the job, Sutton usually carried a firearm, which, he explained in an interview with Readers Digest, was never loaded, because, he said, “someone might get hurt.” However, he explained, “You can’t rob a bank on charm and personality.” Although he started his career at an early age, he never killed anyone. In prison, he was known as a “wise old head,” dispensing legal advice to numerous inmates.

Following his apprehension and arrest, Sutton issued the following statement, crafted, apparently, without the aid of legal advisors: “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”

News item (The New York Slime)

In 1998, former President Bill Clinton settled a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones by making an $850,000 payment before the suit went to trial. Jones claimed that on May 8, 1991, when Clinton was serving as governor of Arkansas, she was escorted by state troopers to Clinton’s room in Little Rock’s Excelsior Hotel, where he propositioned her and exposed himself. In 1994, two days before the expiration of the statute of limitations, Jones filed a sexual harassment suit against Clinton. Testifying under oath in a deposition, Clinton denied he had ever had sexual relations with Monica Lewinski. However, incontrovertible evidence confirmed that he had lied.

Following the settlement, Clinton issued the following statement: “I’ve never crossed the line with anyone. But, I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. I want to thank the women that came forward with sincere complaints. It’s not easy to come forward. But you taught me, and you taught others, an important lesson. Personal boundaries must be expanded and must be protected.”

Scripture (Vulgar Bible)

And the Lord God said to Adam, “Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” And the man said, “The woman you put here with me — she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The Bill Clinton deceived me, and I ate.” Then the Lord God banished Adam from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. And lo, Adam said to Eve as they left the Garden of Eden, “Sorry, Eve. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”

Published:

August 11, 2021
The Daily Caller

Forget Waldo. Where’s Colin Powell?

The most disturbing statistic for Democrats must have been the increase (of about 2 to 4 percent) in the share of the black vote received by Trump in 2020.

General Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state, is one of the most prominent African Americans in the United States.

Powell criticized Donald Trump in 2016 and voted against him. He then criticized Republicans for “putting political interests ahead of the interests of Americans,” and in 2020 voted for Joe Biden, even endorsing Biden at the Democratic National Convention. Given the closeness of the vote, Powell’s endorsement makes him not insignificantly responsible for Biden’s election.

It’s true that Biden campaigned as a moderate, but it’s also true that someone like Powell must have read about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and the likelihood that Biden and the Biden family are corrupt. 

We all make mistakes: Powell seems like someone big enough to admit he made one, unless he prefers Biden, now, to Trump, even though Trump’s policies produced the lowest unemployment for blacks ever, a policy success which might be said to be in the interest of all Americans, not just those belonging to the party that produced those results.

What is Powell thinking now? And what was he thinking all during the summer of 2020 (before the election) when American cities were burning in post-George Floyd riots choreographed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter amid the deafening silence of the Democratic Party in general and Joe Biden in particular? 

Why is this influential black man silent on “antiracism”? And the 1619 Project? And on “equity”—this administration’s watchword? And on what looks like an attempt to purge the military of “white supremacists,” i.e., people who voted for Donald Trump? 

Years ago, the civil rights movement was hijacked by homosexuals who, cleverly and successfully, equated being homosexual with being black, and demanded all the protections and benefits blacks were entitled to under the Civil Rights Acts. 

Some will disagree that being homosexual is different from being black. But only about three and a half percent of people identify as homosexual, and that alone makes them different from blacks. If there were a homosexual gene (there isn’t), and if it could be turned off before birth, how many prospective parents would choose not to have it turned off? Exactly! Being a homosexual is not the same as being black, raising the question: where was the black community in resisting the comparison to, and the hijacking of, the civil rights movement by the homosexual community?

And where was Colin Powell?

It’s an important question because the black community is being used again, this time by anarchist Democrats (the kind who run the party and pontificate on network news programs) who seek to destroy American traditions—and, likely, America itself, along with them. That’s what critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and “equity” are all about. 

The Biden victory—assuming (but not asserting) that it wasn’t stolen—was a close call. The most disturbing statistic for Democrats must have been the increase (of about 2 to 4 percent) in the share of the black vote received by Trump in 2020. That was a call to action for Democrats, and the action we have seen and are seeing is an attempt to convince blacks that Republicans are racists. Hence the absurd claim that Georgia’s new voting laws are irredeemably racist, even though they are now more “liberal” than those in Biden’s home state of Delaware. Even so, such sensible voting laws are described by Democrats as the greatest threat to the country since the Civil War. 

And according to Jack Posobiec at Human Events, the Department of Justice is now claiming that inner-city violence is caused by white supremacist ideology, racism, and police. These people are trying to start a race war in order to preserve their power, as they are trying to preserve their power by opening the border to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who will become dependent on government largess and, Democrats hope, supporters of their party. 

Meanwhile, the military seems to be going woke. Earlier this year, the administration issued an “Interim National Security Strategic Guidance,” which mentions such “military objectives” as combating climate change and racial injustice. The military has also been launching diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives. What that has to do with beating the Chinese is unclear. 

Two Republican members of Congress, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), have launched a new initiative to eliminate “woke” training programs in the U.S. military, and both have places on their websites where military personnel can report, anonymously, examples of woke indoctrination in the armed services.

Now the military is considering requiring soldiers to be vaccinated, although young soldiers have about as much risk of dying from the Wuhan virus as from overdosing on brownies. Why isn’t Colin Powell protecting soldiers who don’t want to take the risk of vaccination for no health gain? 

Powell has said, “And right now I’m just watching my country and not concerned with parties.” Right. And right now (and last summer too?) he’s just watching the flames, and not concerned with who’s throwing the gasoline and who’s trying to put out the fires? Leadership, anyone? Anyone? 

Powell may have no obligation—or may have had no obligation—to wade into any of these issues, but he has waded into them by opposing Trump and supporting Biden. If he is opposed to critical race theory, and the 1619 Project, and the “equity” project, and a woke military, and rampant illegal immigration (the five horsemen of the Democratic Party’s apocalypse) he should say so. His silence on the issues will be deemed consent to their goals. In that case, he likely will be, and should be, left behind by all of us, and especially by the black community, which less and less often shares the goals of the Democratic Party, so busily now returning to the racism of its past. 

Where is Colin Powell when his country needs him? 

Published:

July 27, 2021
American Greatness