My web site is designed for people with an attention span more than a minute or two.
Provoking those willing to take the time to read and learn something.

 

We learned after 58 years in business Americans, especially motorcycle riders, buy cheap offsore products because quality means nothing.


Retirement is wonderful


Yes, we did build a headlight modulator designed for Can-Bus and Can-Bus LED.
SignalDynamics sells cheap stuff that can't be used on Can-Bus or LED.
Harley riders wanted cheap crap so we decided to stop building them.
We built the best - Not the cheap.

 

NOW, ON TO MORE PRESSING AND URGENT MATTERS.

AUTHORITARIANIZM IS ALREADY HERE.
WE'RE LIVING UNDER THE RULE OF A DICTATOR.
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With time you'll see what knowledeable people already recognize. What can be said other than "You fools".

In this era of lies and corruption in America let's be truthful about the future and autocracy the Christian right wants so desperately!

One index, by the Varieties of Democracies Institute (V-Dem), shows Twenty-four of 179 countries studied between 2008 and 2018,
including the US, have experienced such significant setbacks that they are actually "autocratizing," according to V-Dem, which observes the
world as undergoing its third wave of autocratization. This decay became "dramatically worse" when Trump became president, Diamond said.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
Sinclair Lewis (1935), from his book "It Can't Happen Here"

Fascism is a form of government which is a type of one-party dictatorship. Fascists are against democracy. They work for a totalitarian one-party state. It stands for a centralized government headed by a dictator. There are several fundamental characteristics of fascism, among them are: Nationalism: Fascism places a very strong emphasis on patriotism and nationalism. Criticism of the nation's main ideals, especially war, is lambasted as unpatriotic at best and treason at worst. It is a form of radical right-wing, authoritarian ultra nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy.

In modern America this is the creed of the radical religious Christian sector who criticize other religions, especially Muslims, of racist and murderous traits they themselves possess and even carry out with their daily atrocities. It's shameful hypocrisy.

 

 

Brazil Is About To Show The World How A Modern Democracy Collapses.
Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy and a model for authoritarianism that leaders around the world will follow.

When will the world see America has become a fascist country? We're already on our way.
The first reporter who's arrested and jailed will be the day they have the answer.

 

Freedom House: The International organization formed in 1941 ranking world freedom.
Use this llink

Freedom in the World 2019, featuring Special Release on United States

"The greatest danger comes from the fact that American democracy is not infinitely durable, especially if a president shows little respect for its tenets," said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. "We have seen democratic institutions gradually succumb to sustained pressure elsewhere in the world, in places like Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela. Antidemocratic rhetoric and the rejection of democratic constraints on power can be first steps toward real restrictions on freedom."

Challenges to American democracy are testing the stability of its constitutional system and threatening to undermine political rights and civil liberties worldwide. Democracy in American has declined and the current president's ongoing attacks on the rule of law, fact-based journalism, and other principles and norms of democracy threaten further decline. The ongoing deterioration of American democracy will accelerate the decline of democracy around the world.

Prominent concerns have included Russian interference in US elections, domestic attempts to manipulate the electoral system, executive and legislative dysfunction, conflicts of interest and lack of transparency, and pressure on judicial independence and the rule of law.

The United States currently receives a score of 86 out of 100 points. While this places it below other major democracies such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, it is still firmly in the Free category. Nevertheless, its decline of eight points is significant.

The United States(86) closest peers with respect to total Freedom in the World scores are Argentina(84), Belize(86), Croatia(85), Greece(87), Ghana(83), Latvia(87), Mongolia(85), Panama(84), Poland(84), Romania(81), Samoa(81), South Korea(83) .

(I've included the list below of countries with more freedom than the USA.)

 

US FREEDOM IN DECLINE

At the midpoint of his term, however, there remains little question that President Trump exerts an influence on American politics that is straining our core values and testing the stability of our constitutional system. No president in living memory has shown less respect for its tenets, norms, and principles. Trump has assailed essential institutions and traditions including the separation of powers, a free press, an independent judiciary, the impartial delivery of justice, safeguards against corruption, and most disturbingly, the legitimacy of elections. Congress, a coequal branch of government, has too frequently failed to push back against these attacks with meaningful oversight and other defenses.

Some of the countries you might know with more freedom than the United States. (what do you know, you believed all the propaganda the U.S. is number one)

Andorra(94), Australia(98), Austria(93), Bahamas(91), Barbados(96), Belgium(96), Canada(99), Cape Verde(90), Chile(94), Costa Rica(91), Cyprus(94),
Czech Republic(91), Denmark(97), Dominica(93), Estonia(94), Finland(100), France(90), Germany(94), Grenada(89), Iceland(97), Ireland(97), Italy(89), Japan(96),
Kiribati(93), Liechtenstein(90), Lithuania(91), Luxembourg(98), Malta(91), Marshall Islands(93), Mauritius((89, Micronesia(92), Netherlands(99), New Zealand(98),
Norway(100, Palau(92), Portugal(96), San Marino(95), Slovakia(88), Slovenia(94), Spain(94), Sweden(100), Switzerland(96), St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia(92),
St. Vincent and Grenadines(91), Taiwan(93), Tuvalu(93), United Kingdom(93), Uruguay(98), There are a few more.
If and when you can these might be good for escape and asylum when the day comes. oh ya, the wonderful wall.

 

I knew someone who really was a visionary. He told his family members it was time to leave. He took his wife and daughter and moved to another country in the 1930's then to Canada and finally America. He resumed his practice in dentistry in St. Louis and became successful. His relatives ignored his warning and chose to stay in their homeland. Each and everyone of them died in the gas chambers. I make this point for those who mistakenly criticize mine and others predictions of what lies ahead for our country. Ignore at your peril.

In 1978 I stood in West Berlin and heard the eerie roar of shouting from the stadium on the other side of the "wall" in East Berlin during the celebration of the DDR's 30th anniversary. I've been on both sides of the Berlin Wall and traveled in the Soviet ruled East Sector. The American people who support what's happening know who you are. You don't deserve to live in a democratic free society.

I lived in a country for a number of years that was ruled over by a dictatorship (rated 7 by Freedom House, see above). We quickly learned how to stay quiet and get by without being arrested or imprisoned. If you've not lived in this manner you can't possibly understand or comprehend this, until it's right here in your own country. You're going to get what you want, wish for and need to learn. You're going to get what you deserve after he's elected again.

My greatest concern is most American's are willfully ignoring what's right in front of them. Or, they're terribly ignorant and lack any knowledge of history. Actually, it's abundantly apparent they're willing to give up democracy to live under a fascist in their quest to force the rest of the country to live under religious rule. It's ironic these foolish people get worked into a frenzy claiming the muslims want to put in place Islamic, Sharia law, when they themselves are in the process of implementing and forcing Christian law on a nation which was founded on separation of church and state. They think it's patriotic, I have another word. It demeans all the solders who's lives were wasted defending democracy. I've come to accept the inevitable that again I'll be living in an country under autocratic rule, something I never considered would happen in this country while growing up in the 1940's and 50's. I'm not at all proud of what I'm watching America become. Disappointment doesn't come close.

 

 

How Democracies Die. On Tyranny. How Democracy Ends. Trumpocracy. The Road to Unfreedom. Fascism.
A Warning. It can happen here. Authoritarianism in America.

 

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
Sinclair Lewis (1935), from his book "It Can't Happen Here"

 

It is no surprise that in an era in which white nationalism is on the rise, the attorney general advocates for a theocratic state.
This is nothing other than dictatorship. (ruled by crazy Christians) (Saudi Arabia is a theocratic state under Islam)

Definition: A theocracy is a government operated under divine rule or the pretense of divine rule. In practice, the term refers
to a government operated by religious authorities who claim unlimited power in the name of God or supernatural forces.

 

The religious right say he's been anointed by god who wants him to rule over America. (oh my)
here is the link

How fascist is Donald Trump? There's a formula for that.
here is the link

Scholars say the rally — where Trump supporters chanted “Send her back!” about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar — is an escalation in America’s slide toward fascism.

To scholars of fascism — who have been ringing the alarm bells since Trump began his climb to power in 2015 — the rally in Greenville felt like an escalation. Like the U.S. just made another leap toward outright fascism.

“I am not easily shocked. But we are facing an emergency,” tweeted Jason Stanley, a Yale University philosophy professor and author of the book “How Fascism Works.” “Journalists must not get away with sugar coating this,” Stanley wrote. “This is the face of evil.”

“Trump has created a corps of supporters fanatically loyal to him who turn his latest racist messages into group rituals (chants, slogans) and who hate the people he tells them to,” Ben-Ghiat told HuffPost. “All of this is consistent with the leader-follower relationship of fascist regimes.”

“People on all parts of the political spectrum need to really take stock of where we’re at and to decide whether we’re going to go down this road, because we’ve seen other societies going down this road, and it doesn’t end up in a pretty place,” Hooper said.

Stephen King Has A Chilling Theory On What Comes Next For Trump Supporters

First, you stoke hatred and fear of minorities. Then you round them up and put them in camps.
Next, you send out raiding parties to get those who have been driven into hiding. The armbands come next right?

For people oblivious to events, King is referring to those which have already taken place. Surprise!

 

 

“Ciemny lud to kupi”—which, roughly translated, means “The ignorant peasants will buy it.”
The decision to put a conspiracy theory at the heart of government policy was the source of the authoritarian actions that followed. Polarization is normal. Skepticism about liberal democracy is normal. And the appeal of authoritarianism is eternal. Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will.


A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come. Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.
Anne Applebaum

“He’s going to have tanks out there. It’s going to be cool,” joked one RNC fundraiser on condition of anonymity. He said he received an offer for the free tickets on Friday but did not request any. “He wants to have a parade like they have in Moscow or China or North Korea.”

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a New York University history professor and expert on fascism, said the need to display military hardware is a feature of authoritarians throughout history. “He needs to colonize our lives. He needs to colonize our public spaces,” she said, adding that it was “dismaying” that the Pentagon this year failed to thwart his impulses. “The military has been domesticated. I think the will to resist him has evaporated.”

“Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question,” the congresswoman told Yahoo News hours after she toured the detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection. If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes.

Today's definition of Americans;
insularity -
ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience.

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis: Wall Builders Will Become Prisoners Of Their Own Barriers

For all of you MAGA people. Shame on you. The last time I saw this kind of action was by the East German guards. A wall works in "both" directions.
I was on both sides of the Berlin wall in 1978. I've lived in autocratic countries (dictatorships) because of my career. I've seen It and it's what you want.
It's much easier than living in a democracy where you have to think and make choices. Under a dictator it's a simple life doing what you're told, believing
what your told listening to state TV and radio as you do now. Most of you support what's happening in this country. It happened in 1933. Years earlier, in
1799, Napoleon became president and 1804 he dissolved the republic and appointed himself the emperor. It's your choice. Careful what you wish for. Many
of you may not be alive in ten years but your children and grandchildren will. In their hearts they may hold nothing but contempt for you, if they even know better.

You really should study history but the uneducated never felt it as being important. Unfortunately, it's appears it's already too late. Read Plato
or Sinclair Lewis if you are one of those who aren't with the MAGA supporters in their red caps. If you aren't terrified you aren't paying attention.

 


This is in my home town in the southwest. The beginnings of a police state.

 

Why do so many Americans want to live under a dictatorship? Crazy religion!

"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. Trump - March 2019

"You could imagine Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro or Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying something like this. It's not a stretch to say that Benito Mussolini would toss words like this around. That the president of the United States should say it is profoundly disturbing."

The free press can still report dreadful events, at least for awhile. Those of you who support this authoritarianism apparently wish to live under a dictatorship. I suppose it's understandable because democracy isn't easy. Under the dear leader it will be easier for you to believe what you're told and do what you're told, you don't have to think. Making America Great!

 

Pattie Davis

My father (Ronald Reagan) called America "the shining city on a hill." Trump sees America as another of his possessions that he can slap his name on. A president is not supposed to own America. He or she is supposed to serve the American people.

In their book "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt warned: "How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly."

Trump has been wounding our democracy for the past two years. If he is reelected for another term, it's almost a given that America will not survive - at least not as the country the Founding Fathers envisioned, and not as the idealistic experiment they built using a Constitution designed to protect democracy and withstand tyranny.

My father knew we were fragile. He said: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same."

So, to the Republican Party that holds tightly to my father's legacy - if you are going to stand silent as America is dismantled and dismembered, as democracy is thrown onto the ash heap of yesterday, shame on you. But don't use my father's name on the way down.

 

I see politicians on TV say angrily "This is not who we are".
YES IT IS WHO WE ARE!

Our country now engages in torture, operating concentration camps, imprisoning children and killing school children.
Who or what group will be next. America has become EVIL!

 

Oh, another point, the great tax cut for super wealthy was going to trickle down and put you on easy street.
It was a big con you believed. You blindly believe all the lies you're told to believe. It's at your peril.
The saying goes, ""people get what they deserve and not what they expect".

All of you farmers in the midwest who believe the dear leaders statements that climate change and science are a hoax will find the floods and harsh weather changes are just the beginning. The saying "you reap what you sow" is as true as ever. His economic policies have forced farmers into poverty, foreclosure and suicide. You're loosing health care. And still you believe him and god have a plan for you. Apparently so! Good luck pal.

 


 

We tried to explain the truth about the cheap products motorcyclists couldn't seem to resist buying.
THIS IS WHAT WE LEARNED.

In fact, this applies to all American consumers. They'd rather be cheap and support jobs in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Vietnam.
They then complain "the jobs moved to those countries". Hypocrites.