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When Baltimore Burns -- Again
By Patrick J. Fornari
May 14, 2015 - 8:45:30 AM

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When Baltimore burns again we will be witnessing the "End of the Beginning" of a cycle of political and social unrest not experienced for decades in the United States. The intentional degradation of our Constitution, traditions, religious freedom and suppression of speech through politically correct edict is nothing new. However, the one hundred and ten year plus intrusion into America's constitutional journey by Progressivism is reaching a crescendo. Barrack Obama's election to the presidency was not the Progressive's goal. Obama is as much of a useful idiot as any run of the mill progressive. Obama will come and go. At least as president, but his true mission, "The Fundamental Transformation of America" is not yet complete. Liberalism is the primary focus of the progressive movement. Believe me, if Obama steps out of line in a significant way that contradicts the movement, he will be thrown under the Liberal bus in a second. No agenda, no individual, is bigger than the cause of Liberalism itself.

Obama will stay in the fight; we will never be rid of him. And why shouldn't he? Conservatives have not pushed back against him in any significant way and half of the GOP is made up of Progressives. The Progressives figured out a long time ago that simple external political pressure or even mob violence is not an effective way to fundamentally change America. If the system is to truly change it must happen from within. Obama understands this completely. He has been schooled on this major long term progressive strategy his entire life. He knows his work isn't done yet, the presidency is just a useful interruption to his and the Progressive movement's true aspirations.

Progressives assign a false narrative to the "Civil Rights" movement of the Sixties. They proclaim it to be effective mob violence instead of what it really was. Martin Luther King Jr. led a non-violent totally justified civil rights movement grounded in religious doctrine and constitutional law. As a result the "Left" considers it the proof that mob violence works, even though King's movement was peaceful. Elijah Cummings sees police officer shootings of young African American males as the "Civil Rights battle of our time." Really? Because John Kerry thinks it's Global Warming and many other Liberals think that it is Gay rights. The "Civil Rights issue of our time" can be anything a progressive says it is. I admire Cummings for marching with King, for being on the bridge in Selma, and for getting his head cracked open for something noble that he believes in. Recently Cummings walked through the streets of Baltimore five blocks from his own home in the district he represents in the US congress shouting through a bullhorn in an effort to persuade residents to comply with a 10:00 pm curfew. The problem is that between the bridge and the bullhorn, Cummings, like most democrats, hasn't done anything for anybody.

As I watched the parade of Democrat, liberal, socialist, Progressive, Leftist activist with titles like Commissioner of Police, States Attorney and Mayor, come across my TV screen at the height of the street violence in Baltimore, it became clear what the problem is.

The city and state officials along with Congressmen Cummings are responsible for their city, state and the condition of it's populous. Sixty years of Democrat governance has yielded an unmitigated disaster called, Baltimore.

Baltimore is where many US. Cities are heading, they are a chain of Democrat governed "Banana Republics" strewn across the country with the potential to be burning at any moment fueled by an unending volatile river of progressive lies. One and all of its city leaders brainwashed just as severely as the current high priest of Liberalism, Barrack Obama. Obama dreams of being able to run America unencumbered by our pesky US Constitution just as the majority of the world's banana republic dictators do. It's who he is, it's who he emulates.

Progressives, as Islamisist, condone lying as a means to an end. To be successful as a progressive populist candidate you must create a narrative grounded in vengeance and division. Obama and the rest of the Liberals in America have been very successful with these tactics politically. However these tactics never yield a successful country. Everything said or done in the name of Liberalism on behalf of the unwashed masses is deemed sacred in the quest for the fabled Utopian "Greater Good." So the next time you see the Progressive Parade march across your TV screen you will easily recognize the players and their motives.

When will that be? You'll see it when the next city falls victim to Leftist propaganda.

Or, "When Baltimore Burns -- Again."

Patrick J. Fornari
Author of "Commoner Sense"

A Tale of Two Cities
By Patrick J Fornari
Apr 15, 2015

Whether you live in a small town or large city for many Americans the quality of their day to day lives is determined not only by where they live, but also by what is happening in Washington DC. Over recent decades the average working person's voice has been muted in regard to his or her influence over Washington. Conversely, the impact of big government has increased to near intolerable levels. Bureaucratic intrusion into every aspect of your American life is now dictated from DC, much as the edicts of past kings were imposed onto their subjects.

"Basic Instinct"
by Patrick J. Fornari
April 2, 2015

In short, the government should not force an individual to bake, arrange flowers or take photographs for an individual in a free market system full of other options for the same service. A Colorado baker has already been forced to bake "Gay wedding cakes," undergo sensitivity training and was subjected to government monitoring. If it becomes common practice to use government force to require one individual to submit to involuntary labor on behalf of another individual, we will lose America.

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Patrick J. Fornari was born and raised in Indiana, and spent the first half of his three plus decade construction career working in the Midwest and Western United States, including Illinois, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and Arizona. For the second half of his career, he worked construction on several Caribbean islands, giving him a unique perspective on his home country. Fornari currently lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

"Commoner Sense"
By Patrick J. Fornari
iUniverse Press
Published 3/7/2014
ISBN: 978-1-4917-2273-2
156 pages
Softcover $16
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