“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” –First scripture found in the Satanic Bible, written by the black pope, Anton LaVey
I just finished watching a documentary this week on a famous singer who died in the not too distant past.
In this documentary, they started out by showing this young woman and her humble beginnings. She started as a singer for a local Baptist Church leading the praise and worship band. Oh, her humble beginnings.
Talking about a God-given gift! What a voice! Friends, she had it, and she did, to her credit, use it for the glory of God (Psalm 96:1), at least in the beginning stages. How innocent she was, how seemingly pure she was, and how all-American she was in so many different ways.
When she got a little older and graduated from high school, her mother then introduced her daughter to the music scene in New York. We all know what follows after this, nine times out of ten, they are then slowly and incrementally sold out for the cause and purposes of Hollywoods, hellish designers, along with their immoral minions who instruct the up and comers as to how to win the world, and yet, in the end, lose their lives and unknowingly lose their souls (Mark 8:36).
At every step, I noticed that she made decisions to do the things that she chose to do (Deuteronomy 30:19), and at no time did I see anyone force her hand to make the choices that she made.
She first began to distance herself from her real friends. She then began to fornicate (sex before marriage), to use drugs (cocaine, marijuana, drinking, etc.). You get the picture, it simply went from bad to worse real quick.
In short, everything the party life had to offer, she quickly adhered (1 John 2:15-16). She went from serving Christ to serving the devil in a very short amount of time, and because of the false teachings in the American Church, like so many others, she still thought she was still secure of Heaven (Galatians 5:13).
In short order, and to know one’s surprise, she ended up overdosing on cocaine in a popular hotel in Los Angeles, California and died.
During her eulogy, I watched the footage of movie stars and music stars going up to the Church pulpit and telling of the good times they can remember with this woman while swearing in many cases (Proverbs 10:11; Matthew 12:34; Ephesians 4:25; James 1:26), of how this woman is now in Heaven where The Lord is wholeheartedly and approvingly accepting of her, though she never repented of her sins (Acts 20:21). Isn’t it interesting how heathens have a false assurance of the false Gospel as well as the modern-day churchgoers do? They believed that she is now somehow smiling and that she is happier than ever before “as she, from up there, looks down at the rest of us,” suggesting that she is now in a better place.
Maybe these people should actually take the time and read the Bible for themselves. This is more like the doctrines of the satanic bible “Do what thou wilt” rather then “Thou shalt not!” which is found in The Word of God.
How many times a year in this country do we hear similar stories? It is not just about the rich and famous that we hear these types of unscriptural eulogies.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” -2 Timothy 4:3-4
I am here to tell you that there is nothing further from the truth. All one has to do is ask the man that ended up in Hell and wanted someone to go warn his brothers to testify to them “lest they also come into this place of torment” (Luke 16:28).
Note: You are not to fear Hell friends, you are to fear God (Luke 12:4), and repent before Him (Acts 20:21), and put your faith and Christ (Galatians 3:24; Ephesians 2:8) and “go and sin no more” (John 8:11).
What was the scriptural reply to the man in Hell?
Abraham saith unto him, ”They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. -Luke 16:29-31
Friends, false teachers are God’s judgment on the people who don’t want God, but in the name of religion, plan on getting everything their little carnal hearts desire.
That’s why false teachers are raised up and are put on the scene. Those people who sit under false teachers are not the victims. False teachers are the judgments of God upon them because they want exactly what the false teachers want, and it’s not God nor His Son Jesus Christ. They just want the benefits from a god that they have, in fact, created in their own minds.
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image…” -Exodus 20:3
A god that looks and acts just like you.
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.” -Exodus 20:4-5
You can line up false teachers from one end of America to the other end. These are merely teachers of there own makings, as well as the people’s, and all of this is in accordance to their own desires (Exodus 32:4).
So, you get a people-pleasing, false teacher in there to tell the people what they can have, what they can do, and to live without the fear of the Lord in departing from evil (Proverbs 16:6), all in the name of a counterfeit Jesus, in the name of a counterfeit Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9).
When it is all over and these emulators of the devil, while at the same time praising Jesus with their lips (Matthew 5:6), are at the end of their days preached straight into heaven by other false preachers.
I’ve seen it over and over again. A man does drugs and robs a store, and in the process gets killed. During his funeral, because the pastor or priest that had baptized him when he was young somehow or another, ends up in heaven because after all he did his best.
Then there is the man that is such a drunk and beats his wife and doesn’t provide for his children is somehow ushered into Heaven on the day of his death (1 Timothy 5:8). To what are Americans listening to?
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” -1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Scripture is clear:
“He that committeth sin (Exodus 20; 1 John 3:4) is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” -1 John 3:8
“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” -1 John 5:18
However, we hear from the pulpits across the country, in spite of Scripture, their distorted version of preaching at funerals filled up with people that have hardly ever been in churches, from drug addicts, drunks, adulterers, fornicators, self-righteous, and everything you can imagine. They are all there in church to honor their dead friend, and the pastor (1 Corinthians 12:28) gets up and says, “I praise God I know (Even when he doesn’t) this young man, he sold a lot of wild oats when he was just a young man, and I was the one that led him to pray and receive Jesus as his Lord,” though he never took heed (1 John 2:4, 5:12). He prattles on, “I am here to tell you that he’s in Heaven today,” though he cannot scripturally give you that assurance, and all those lost sinners that attended went straight out of that church and into the streets justified in their sin because of the hireling’s preaching (John 10:12). They are pathetic!
I can hear someone saying that is mean-spirited. Is it mean spirited to preach what Jesus commanded us to preach “Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)?
If I have the remedy for a man or a woman that is dying from disease and withhold the means whereby they may be healed, is that mean spirited to show them first their disease and second, the One that can heal them?
“They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” -Mark 2:17
The problem with people today is that they do not believe that they need the Great Physician because they do not believe that they have the disease of sin. For the most part, it is because the preachers of the day do not know the Gospel (Hosea 4:6).
“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block (Because of their pride), and unto the Greeks foolishness (They didn’t believe that they needed a Savior);” -1 Corinthians 1:23
Charles Spurgeon said,
“Seek that gospel which rips up, tears, wounds, hacks and even kills, for that’s the gospel that makes alive again.”
Why? Because it drives men to Christ where they might be saved.
Most church overseers today don’t preach the full counsel of God (Law to Grace) because of their cowardice to offend men, not realizing that sinners are an offense to God (Psalm 7:11).
Congregants today in this country are gospel ignorant because most of the preachers in this country are gospel ignorant.
Salvation is not merely the change of practice, it is the fruit thereof. It’s not turning over a new leaf, it’s not a New Year’s resolutions, it’s not this strong conviction to want to be a different person. None of that is Salvation.
Salvation is a supernatural work of God whereby someone really does become a new creature in Christ (John 3:3).
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. -2 Corinthians 5:17
In conclusion, the Bible says that we are to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:5).
It also says to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).
It does not tell us to tag our sleeves to those who we have been taught to know better than we do. That is how slaves are made. We, as individuals, need to begin to dig in for ourselves so that we know whether we are of the Lord and His Spirit or not.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” -Proverbs 14:12
I started this week’s column with a quote from Anton LaVey.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”
To some, this may be a game to be played. What one needs to take note of is not so much the years that Anton LaVey took in mocking God (Galatians 6:7), or teaching others to do what they wanted in spite of The Lords “Thou shalt Not’s”(Exodus 20). Take note of how LaVey played loosely with his own eternity, and how he responded when the time came that he had to leave this world to face his Creator, because there and there alone was a different story for him to tell (Revelation 20:11-15). It has been reported that as he was dying on his bed that he began to say
“Oh my, oh my, there is something very wrong, there is something very wrong,” as he begs God for mercy as he slips away into Hell.
In the end, he revealed that most of what he claimed in his life was not true. He was wrong with what he did in this life. He founded the church of the devil and was a big part of preaching to live in the dark side of life, but in the end, a few moments before he died, he said in front of the camera that he was fooled by the devil all his life and now he is going to Hell.
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” -Romans 14:11
NBC News reported Thursday that “several Democratic presidential candidates will skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference this year after a prominent progressive group called on them to boycott the event.” This has been a rapid descent. In 2017, Kamala Harris said it was “an honor” to speak before AIPAC. But as quickly as the Democrats’ Jew-hatred is being normalized now, it has also been a long time coming. I warned about it over ten years ago.
The candidates who are boycotting AIPAC include senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders, as well as Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, and Howard Schultz. According to NBC, “the candidates’ decisions to skip the prominent pro-Israel lobbying group’s conference come one day after liberal group MoveOn.org called on all 2020 presidential candidates to steer clear of the event.”
The Democrats are now officially the party of Jew-hatred. This is largely due to the disastrous presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. It was Obama, with his consistently shabby treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu and relentless demonization of Israel, who mainstreamed and normalized anti-Semitism among the Democrats.
I warned about it all. In May 2008, before Obama was elected, a reader invited me to a senior-level AIPAC event at Cipriani’s. I went up to the Executive Director, Howard Kohr, and said that I understood AIPAC was “nonpartisan, but Obama will be lethal for the Jews.” Kohr scoffed. I went on to relate all that I had unearthed in my two years of relentless investigation of Obama, and I laid it out, point by point, fact by fact, with as little hyperbole as possible. Kohr shook his head. He would have none of it. We are nonpartisan, he insisted. To what point are you nonpartisan? If there is a candidate, a party, an official that is a Jew-hater, do you maintain neutrality, like Switzerland? He just smiled and walked away.
I meticulously documented Obama’s Jew-hatred, and his entourage of Jew-haters, in my book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America. I noted in that book that the American Jews who voted so overwhelmingly for Obama could have and should have seen his anti-Semitism and how he would normalize Jew-hatred in the Democrat Party. Take, for example, of a March 2007 account by the pro-Palestinian blogger Ali Abunimah at the Electronic Intifadah website. Abunimah recounted how Obama had adopted a pro-Israel position as a matter of political expediency as his national aspirations developed. “The last time I spoke to Obama,” Abunimah recalled, “was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.”
When Abunimah greeted him, Obama “responded warmly,” and volunteered an apology for not being more outspoken against Israel: “Hey,” said the candidate to Abunimah, “I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.” Abunimah added: “He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, ‘Keep up the good work!’”
Abunimah’s piece — and Obama’s numerous anti-Semitic associations — got little attention. Throughout his life, Barack Obama has been close friends with numerous virulent anti-Semites: Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi and others.
It may be an old cliché, but it’s true: show me your friends, and I’ll show you who and what you are.
American Jews should have noted this and noted it well. Instead, they fell for Obama’s smooth talk. But when Obama became president, he was true to his word to Abunimah and turned viciously against Israel. And the whole world should have seen it coming.
Everything that is happening now in the Democratic Party — the relentless pandering to the Jew-haters Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the abject failure and collapse of the effort to rebuke Omar for her Jew-hatred, even indirectly, the boycott of AIPAC by the presidential candidates — I predicted and warned about. All my warnings are coming true. What does Howard Kohr have to say now?
Some in the media are playing the short game of spinning conspiracy theories about the release of the Mueller report. Others are going the longer game of claiming that the Mueller report doesn’t matter.
Trump is guilty… because!
The best example of this sordid species is a New York Times op-ed, “We Don’t Need to Read the Mueller Report: Even if it is never released, the public already knows enough.”
What does the public know? The stuff the media lied about.
“Mr. Mueller’s report may never go public, but we don’t need a peek at the recommendations he delivered on Friday to Attorney General William Barr to credibly assess that something unethical and likely illegal went on in 2016. The repeated lies told by Trump campaign staff members — lies about their connections to Russian figures — already spin a grand tale of conspiracy and deceit”
The argument here is that since some people were convicted of lying, there must be a conspiracy. Never mind that anyone familiar with federal law enforcement knows that charging people with lying is the fed equivalent of a police officer arresting somebody for resisting arrest. It’s a meaningless process charge meant to apply pressure or save face.
Plenty of people have been charged with lying to federal agents without having committed an underlying crime. Martha Stewart comes to mind.
“Remember, Richard Nixon was not indicted, and there was no commensurate special counsel report in the Watergate scandal. There doesn’t need to be one here to right wrongs so egregious they were apparently worth lying about.”
The apparently goes with the likely.
This is what the media does now. Spew hysterical innuendo while insisting that the facts don’t matter because we already know.
In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a surge of media stories claiming that “anti-vaxxers” pose a unique threat and that this threat is vectored through social media platforms, which have a moral obligation to take action.
We’ve seen this same deplatforming rollout before aimed at conservatives. It was interesting to witness it aimed at a group that is not conservative.
My aim is not to debate vaccines. It’s not my subject. Censorship however is.
The outcome of the media campaign has been predictable. A variety of platforms, most recently GoFundMe, where anyone no matter how noxious can raise money, as long as they aren’t conservatives, have followed suit.
The latest deplatforming campaign should serve as a warning that the use of tech platforms and media to promote censorship won’t end with conservatives.
Any group can be portrayed as socially unacceptable, if they fall afoul of the media a handful of tech monopolies, and then face blacklisting.
This is a bad and very dangerous phenomenon.
We now live in a world in which Islamic terrorist groups are more acceptable on social media platforms than Americans whom the media despises.
This is not about right or wrong views.
A liberal society is one where people can debate ideas. A totalitarian society decides which views are acceptable and suppresses everything else.
What began with conservatives will not end there. Totalitarianism has its own terrible and implacable logic. That of human nature.
Totalitarianism does not end of its own accord. It is either defeated from without or within.
Conservatives are still the best hope for defeating leftist totalitarianism from without. If they fail, then America, like Cuba or China or the USSR, will have to hope for a revolution from within.
And that is a dark tiding.
The alliance between tech monopolies and the media poses a grave threat to human freedom. If we fail to fight it, we will be silenced.
Colorado has a population of around 5.7 million. Or 1.75% of the country.
Despite that, Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, signed on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact after Colorado’s General Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill by 34 to 29.
The bill to disenfranchise Colorado voters was sponsored by Senator Mike Foote, a Democrat, Representative Emily Sirota, a “progressive” Democrat, and Jeni James Arndt, a Democrat. The bill passed in a party-line vote with Democrats lining up to make Colorado politically irrelevant.
The Popular Vote Bill conspires to bypass the electoral college and toss out the votes of Coloradans by awarding the state’s electoral college voters to the winners of the popular vote: also known as whichever candidate New York and California billionaires decided should run the country.
California has a population of almost 40 million. New York has a population of almost 20 million.
Both states would vote in a chicken, a serial killer or Adolf Hitler if he had a D after his name.
Colorado doesn’t even have 6 million people to put up against that 60 million. If the compact were to take hold, why then should any presidential candidate ever bother campaigning in Colorado again?
In the last election, both Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton held rallies in Colorado. But if Colorado’s electoral votes go to whomever New York and California elites pick, there would be no point.
New York City alone has 3 million more people than Colorado. They’re all boxed in within 300 square miles. Meanwhile, Colorado voters are scattered across over 100,000 square miles. Even Denver only has a population density of around 1,700 per square mile. New York City has 27,000 people per square mile.
Why would any presidential nominee bother hunting and pecking for Colorado voters when Los Angeles County has 10 million people with a density of 7,500 people per square mile that he can just scoop up?
“This really isn’t a red versus blue idea,” Senator Mike Foote lied. “This is about making sure that the president of the United States is elected by the entire nation.”
The only reason Colorado’s elected officials chose to disenfranchise their state is that they are thinking like Democrats, not like Coloradans. They’re satisfied with only having input during the Democrat primary process and they don’t care if both candidates ignore their state during the general election.
The eleven states that have signed on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact are a curious combination of winners and losers. California and New York, the states with the most to gain from being able to determine presidential elections, are on board. But, on the other side of the dial are Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The three states together weigh in at a little over 3 million.
The compact puts Colorado in a grim place. But it’s still almost twice as populous as all three tiny states combined. Their only political assets were their electoral college votes. And they chose to give those assets away to New York and California in the hopes of rigging a future presidential election.
New Mexico, which is feverishly trying to join, has a little over 2 million people.
The electoral college was meant to protect the political power of even the smallest states. But Democrats in some of those states are eager to abandon local power for national control. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact nationalizes local votes in a trick of political socialism.
Why are small state Democrats so willing to abandon the rights and power of their states?
Take Jared Polis. He’s a California tech industry guy worth around $400 million, after inheriting a greeting card company from his parents, who bought his seat by outspending everyone else.
Polis is typical of the new blue elite transforming the country. His fortune may be impressive by the standards of Colorado politics, but spending a few million wouldn’t have bought him anything in California or New York. (Just ask Tom Steyer, who blew through tens of millions of dollars for nothing. Or Michael Bloomberg who spent over $100 million to buy just one mayoral election in New York City.)
Colorado elections are much more affordable.
Over in Rhode Island, the popular vote bill was signed by former Governor Chafee. His own conflicts were bad enough and his successor, Gina Raimondo, who worked in a venture capital firm in Manhattan, outspent her opponents by millions in a campaign funded by out-of-state donors, the finance industry and major executives. Her transition team was packed with banking executives.
Is that the bio of a politician who cares about state sovereignty?
Governor Raimondo managed to raise $2.2 million in campaign money in a non-election year in a state with a million people. $1.35 million came from out of state. Only $872K came from Rhode Island. Much of Raimondo’s cash came from California donors, including Hollywood and the tech industry.
When California and New York money elects politicians in Colorado and Rhode Island, is it any wonder that it also controls their votes?
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact isn’t about fairness. It ratifies the power shift from the traditional political system that was built to protect the sovereignty of small states against the financial and cultural power of New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, to new cultural and economic powerhouses.
The problem isn’t mere geography.
This isn’t a civil war pitting states against each other. New Yorkers and Californians aren’t the problem. New York and California are dominated by conglomerations of financial and cultural elites from outside the respective states that have disenfranchised state voters there as thoroughly as in Colorado.
When we talk about New York and California, what we really mean is the disproportionate power and wealth of certain industries and the manufactured elites they have gathered from around the country. These elites have hollowed out and disenfranchised actual New Yorkers and Californians, before going on to do the same thing to other states with puppet governments that run locally, but obey nationally.
Their scheme, cultivating a welfare class to disenfranchise the middle class, open borders and mass media propaganda by the alliance between the mainstream media and the tech industry, again New York and California, has worked in these respective states, but is meeting with opposition elsewhere.
The 2016 election was a backlash against the concentrated power of the elites and their tactic, mass migration to disenfranchise and impoverish American voters, became the central election issue. The geography of the resistance has also been concentrated in a handful of big blue states, and has used huge infusions of New York and California money to hijack local elections in smaller states and areas.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact formalizes the centralization of power in the few wealthy areas of a few powerful states at the expense of the multitude of smaller states of the country.
It overturns the balance of power keeping a handful of powerful states from controlling the country.
The compact’s backers claim that they want greater equality. But, like so many leftist reforms, their proposals centralize power in the hands of smaller numbers of people leading to greater inequality.
Opponents of the electoral college insist that what they want is for every voter to have a voice. The reality of what they propose is for California and New York Democrats to pick every president.
California and New York contain some of the country’s heaviest concentrations of major donors.
What the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact really does is allow a few New York and California billionaires to determine who will run the country until the San Andreas and Ramapo faults rupture.
That’s very promising if you’re a Hollywood studio boss or a Wall Street titan. It’s much less appealing if you’re a Colorado rancher or a Rhode Island fisherman who has been disenfranchised so that a few of Nancy Pelosi’s billionaire pals in San Francisco can always get to decide who sits in the White House.
And that is the “equality” at the heart of the vision that the Democrats have for America.
As censorship of conservative viewpoints continues to increase, alternative media outlets and content producers clamor to find new ways to reach their audiences. Could “blockchain” technology be the important key that opens the doorway to real, unhindered free speech around the world?
Consider some of these recent examples of independent reporters, broadcasters, and media outlets.
According to a Washington Times article written by, Cheryl K. Chumley, Michael Savage, radio host of The Savage Nation—has been pulled off of major market stations as of 2019. Some of these stations include: WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WMAL in D.C., and WLS in Chicago. Although he’s more mainstream, he is an independent thinker and is known for his politically incorrect speech.
Savage’s popular talk radio show premiered on KGO in January 1995. His program has been around for decades and he has received high ratings and awards among his audiences and other radio industry entities.
The article states, “…In, 2016, Savage made the National Radio Hall of Fame in the category of Spoken Word On-Air Personality, based on the votes of the listening American public.”
With all of these accolades, one has to wonder why Savage’s program would be dropped in major radio markets. Could it be that he’s being censored due to his independent, go against the grain nature?
While most would consider Savage more mainstream, censorship has also spread into the non-mainstream media.
Whether you agree with him or not, one of the most high-profile, controversial non-mainstream examples of conservative censorship is Alex Jones and his Infowars team of reporters. Last summer, a NY Times article titled, Alex Jones and Infowars Content is Removed from Apple, Facebook, and YouTube reported that several of the big players in online platforms started to remove many posts and videos that were uploaded by the alternative news organization, Infowars. The report claims that the aggressive action was taken to curb the spread of misinformation. This leads to the logical question, “Who determines what news or reports are considered misinformation?” Could the terms “fake news” and “misinformation” be used by government and media gatekeepers to demonize non-mainstream media outlets—deeming them illegitimate news sources?
Censorship is not only happening to the most controversial talkers, but also to other independent thought-provoking commentators and writers.
Peter Barry Chowka, conservative commentator and reporter, spoke about his own experience regarding online content that disappeared after he appeared on a radio show as a commentator. Coinciding with the Alex Jones upheaval last summer and fall, Chowka writes about his ordeal in an article published on American Thinker, titled, How it Feels When YouTube Disappears Your Video.
“When I saw the new black screen where the video of the program had previously been, it felt like a stab at the heart. A dark night of the soul. One third of the video that was now gone was my work, and I had spent several days researching and preparing for it. Now it was erased, disappeared down the memory hole,” Chowka said.
Chowka added that although his segment of the program that “disappeared” from YouTube, it was eventually allowed to be uploaded as a standalone video podcast. The entire episode of the show that he was on that evening remained censored.
Is it time for independent conservative news reporters and organizations to finally “jump ship” from these giant tech platforms? If so, where can they go?
In the current Internet environment, Google calls all of the search term shots. This is because they built and will continue to update their algorithms to favor what they consider admissible content for the masses.
What is blockchain and how can it decrease censorship?
Blockchain is a technology that was originally developed to support Bitcoin. In that design was the idea to allow for transparency and keep overall control out of the hands of just a few. What makes blockchain an especially appealing technology is that its infrastructure is by its nature “decentralized.”
In simple terms, this means rather than one or few entities holding all the power, (such as the current online infrastructure: Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) all control is equally distributed among many nodes or individual users and computers. In other words, this technology does away with the censorship kingpins and allows all of the people to share power equally. The blockchain framework design is not only good for decentralizing control, but also solves other problems such as system fraud, hacking, and decreasing the probability of network failures—for practical uses—think election and banking fraud.
Non-mainstream media outlets are beginning to re-think how they can reach audiences directly without a middle-man or gatekeeper—and decrease the probability of potential censorship.
One of the early adopters of blockchain platforms for alternative, non-mainstream media was Michael David McGuire, executive producer and host of NightTalker Radio Show, based in New York. Back in 2014, McGuire began to notice certain controversial topics were being censored from Facebook with no advance notice or explanation; especially those related to First and Second Amendment rights.
After the storied aired, it went viral around the world—garnering tens of thousands of hits. Within 48 hours, McGuire’s show and related stories about the car crash disappeared from social media outlets as if they never existed.
McGuire claimed that he experienced other technical problems with his phone, slow-loading online files of his radio program, and that his laptop and website were hacked.
According to McGuire both Google and Facebook denied censoring stories and told him that his “car crash” story had never been posted.
McGuire said, “If people don’t wake up now and defend their right to free speech… I am very concerned that the jig will be totally up and we will find ourselves living under the thumb of a corrupt fascist technocracy. Time is very short. People can continue to sit on their butts in confusion… or act now”.
He is now looking into the possibility of using blockchain technology for his web platform going forward.
Recent censorship by Big Internet tech companies could be setting a precedent to make it “normal” to stomp on First Amendment free speech rights—conservative or not. If this is real censorship and it’s allowed to continue, chances are it will only be a matter of time when all speech will have to clear the Internet Masters’ smell test before being published. If content producers give into this and don’t question it—will free speech rights as we know them be gone?
Blockchain has the possibility of changing the Internet world as it stands by equalizing the media playing field. Non-mainstream media outlets and content producers have a chance to move their platforms forward today and publish the content their audiences want by breaking the chains of control through this revolutionary technology of tomorrow.
This amazing document contains the ideology “that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Therefore the principle prerequisite to American citizenship is the acknowledgment that there is a God our rights come from Him and the purpose government exists is to secure (protect) our God-given rights.
My entire adult life has been spent in educating Americans to be… well… American. My mission has compelled me to follow in the steps of our founders to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” as well.
During this time, I have experienced hope in the resilience and courage of youth to stand boldly against injustice and despair. I also perceive their boldness being co-opted by a system of thinking designed to destroy and replace the moral fabric of our American Republic.
Mark Twain has been credited with the following statement: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Tragically I have observed this first-hand in the youth culture of America.
The United States public educational trend has become “If God says it, you must reject it!” Our youth are being taught “what just ain’t so” and tyranny appears to increase at the exact pace that Christianity has decreased in our education systems.
Beneath its vacuous rhetoric purporting to “care about the youth” Christian beliefs have been removed — along with the memory of those beliefs — from their minds by successful compulsory public education.
Remember possessing an education doesn’t mean anything if you are educated incorrectly.
Declaration signer and founding father Dr. Benjamin Rush, also known as the Father of Public Schools said, “The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this, there can be no virtue and without virtue, there can be no liberty and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”
The Northwest Ordinance first enacted in 1787 then reenacted in 1789 by Congress and signed by President Washington stated: “Religion morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”
Since the 1850s this public government-run school system has become more and more entrenched and more and more expensive. Of course, no amount of money stolen from taxpayers to finance the secular conditioning of their children’s minds can have any effect but to destroy the culture and the country.
Make no mistake, you cannot subjugate and enslave a Christian culture; they will recognize and reject tyranny before tyranny can get a foothold.
Unless and until education is accomplished God’s way under the influence, control and jurisdiction of the family (not government), there is no hope for any improvement.
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Throughout history, tyrants and despots have come to power to subjugate, enslave, and manipulate the populations of nations for their own pleasure, advancement and enrichment. From King George III to Maduro, the nations or colonies these tyrants and despots “rule” have suffered greatly in every area of life. Alone, none of these rulers could keep the population under their thumb. It takes the brainwashing of a small, but significant, portion of the population to inflict the ruler’s agenda upon their fellow citizens.
There are several steps to the process – here are just a few. It takes the mobilization of differing ideological minority groups into one group to form the dominant minorities (minoritarianism) to support the tyrant/despot and supplant the nation’s current government form. Members of the current government have to be corrupt, lawless, and devoid of any patriotism or idea of freedom of the people in order for minoritarianism to congeal into a formidable entity. The current form of government of the nation or the incoming tyrant removes God from the public square, marginalizes those who worship God and Jesus Christ, and invades the church to twist scripture so depravity, immorality and indecency are condoned contrary to God’s word. Government or the tyrant/despot disarms the populace through subterfuge, deception, and force using unjust laws. It takes government instilling extreme fear into the populace to prevent an uprising.
The process can be a long one, over decades, or a short one, taking place in only a few years. In either case, the result is the same; however, the brainwashing of the easily manipulated within the nation’s population to encourage the fight to instill tyranny and despotism, under the guise of an unacceptable ideology, is necessary. Without the support of a significant portion of the population willing to engage in force against their fellow citizens, one tyrant/despot/dictator could not be installed nor a current form of government supplanted.
Look at what is and has happened in these united States that is following some age-old playbook to instill tyranny and despotism over the population. Read the headlines of several internet alternative media sites and search the archives and you will find examples. A guide to use for comparison is The Communist Manifesto read into the US Congressional record in 1963. Many of the 45 communist goals have been completed here, right under our very nose, though some of the population would deny it.
As patriots, conservatives, Christians, and constitutionalists take the “high road”, those that abhor the founding principles of the united States and its constitution use every dirty trick in the book, overtly, to bring about a despotic, tyrannical government seeking to punish, marginalize, and destroy their opposition. Unfortunately, the anti-constitutionalists engage in the brainwashing/indoctrination of the next generations, children, in an effort to secure their attainment of power in the future and the means in which to keep that power. No matter how many times the perils and horrors of socialism/Marxism/communism are presented to the brainwashed and indoctrinated, these citizens refuse to see the truth, justifying their support of the tyrannical systems saying, “It just hasn’t been done right.” Or, these individuals outright deny their censorship/confiscation/political correctness measures lead to tyranny and despotism.
It is no longer speculation, conspiracy theory, or paranoia – The Democrat Party has shifted to embrace multiple extremist anti-constitutional ideologies to the point that the party itself morphed into becoming a domestic enemy. Enabled by unconstitutional and constitutional agencies within the federal government, dominant minorities, extreme anti-constitutionalists, and congressional Republicans, the “party” seeks to change, radically, the current foundation of this nation in order to obtain and keep ultimate power. From proposing to change the voting age to 16 to eliminating the Electoral College to expanding the number of Supreme Court justices to “stack” the court (Marco Rubio supporting this as well) to promoting immorality and depravity to legalized theft and murder to gun confiscation schemes to thwarting of the rights recognized, guaranteed, and protected by the Constitution for the united States of America, the Democrat Party, RINOs, dominant minorities, anti-constitutionalists, and Democrat Party supporters, as well as establishment Republicans, move to ensure a one-party nation – a nation dominated by the Democratic Party.
No individual/group is so important that he/she/it can usurp the rights of another. But, Democrats believe otherwise, making them the enemy of the people. While they pander rhetoric charging the “good of society” as their reason for engaging in a government coup against the people, they thirst and hunger for ultimate power, a power that can never be quenched. To achieve power, they are willing to usurp God-given individual unalienable rights of all the people in order to instill government-sanctioned “privileges”. However, these tyrants/despots are reliant upon others to implement their agenda.
Besides the previously mentioned culprits needed to assist these tyrants/despots to achieve their goal, it takes State governments, local governments, local law enforcement agencies, State law enforcement agencies, Sheriffs and Deputies, federal law enforcement agencies, and the military. While this may sound preposterous, history shows that one individual cannot rise to exert ultimate power without individuals willing to turn against their own people. Individuals willing to back tyrants/despots hold ideology above the human equation; hold the “State” higher than an individual; and, embrace the “ends justifies the means” mentality, while abandoning their own families if family members do not hold to the same ideology. Their ideology is some type of utopia where everyone is “equal” or the belief in some type of moral superiority over the masses to the point they are willing to engage in crimes against humanity to achieve the utopia, which history proves is unjust, unequal, and enslaving of the general population while exalting those in power who retain their comfortable lifestyle and property.
It also takes men of faith, the clergy, pastors and ministers in every denomination of Christianity to remain silent, refuse to call the atrocities committed by these domestic enemies as crimes that go against God’s law, the teachings of Christ, millennia of established morals and values, and who shudder in fear of retribution and retaliation from those devoid of souls. Those churches who worship at the feet of the 501 (c)(3) buckle under the rule of man and the false notion of the “separation of church and state”, believing the “state” when it commands that the church has no place in government while denying the truth – it is the “state” that has no place in the church. Ironically, those who are accessories to the rise and support of tyrants, who occupy positions in the church and occupy the pews on Sunday, somehow negate their role in bringing tyrants/despots to power. After all, they didn’t engage in political speech or government as a church body. And, they abandoned the truth that God handed down government to man, beginning with His laws and commandments, proving the church, using God’s justice and righteousness, have every place in government. Moreover, many church leaders promote the agenda of tyrants/despots by negating to teach/preach the counsel of God in conjunction with the love of God.
The conquerors or the victors always rewrite the history in their favor in an attempt to justify and/or hide their atrocities. Hitler convinced the German people that Czechoslovakians were attacking ethnic German populations. While the actual instances were few, Hitler ordered special units to fake attacks of ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia. The same operation occurred in Poland. Only later was it discovered that Hitler had orchestrated this to justify his annexation of the Czechoslovakian rump and the conquest of Poland.
The Nazi Party leader and Fuhrer ordered the murder of the mentally ill, the physically disabled, Jews, and other “undesirables”. While rumors of these atrocities circulated during the war, it was not confirmed until the allies entered Germany to discover the concentration/death camps. Hitler never once dirtied his hands with the commission of any atrocity though he did suggest it with his rhetoric. It was those individuals who bolted Hitler to power, served in the military and ancillary military-type organizations, medical personnel, and law enforcement, turning against their own people, willing to follow “suggestions”/orders blindly, which allowed innumerable atrocities to be committed.
Take a good look at the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, overthrowing the Czar monarchy, to instill the ideology of Communism and create despotic leaders such as Lenin and Stalin. Anywhere a despot or tyrant rules, commission of atrocities at the behest of government always follows. Look at the happenings with Mao Tse Tung and China, Pol Pot and Cambodia, the Armenian genocide by the Turkish government, the Nanking Massacre by Japan’s Hirohito, the Kurdish genocide by Saddam Hussein, to name a few. All in all, R.J. Rummel calculated that the death toll in the 20th century by ruthless dictators, excluding any war time casualties, through democide amounted to 262 million people. None of these dictators directly murdered anyone; they ordered it, but it was individuals acting as their mindless flunkies, drunk on some idyllic utopian ideology, who carried out those orders.
It would be folly to think these individuals, participating in the murder of their own fellow citizens because of some deranged individual, did not have families. They most assuredly did. Yet, they engaged in the murder of others’ families for some misplaced allegiance, party loyalty, or government perks.
Sherman, in a letter to General Ulysses S. Grant, remarked, “Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses and people will cripple their military resources.” Sherman had previously telegrammed Washington, DC, to say, “There is a class of people – men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.”
Union General Phillip Sheridan created a one hundred mile “swath of flames” that burned through the Shenandoah Valley, the breadbasket of the Confederate States. Unknown numbers of women and children were left to face starvation. “Sheridan acted as if they had automatically forfeited their property, if not their lives”, because the people in the State had chosen to secede from the Union. Many union soldiers, aghast at their orders, wrote their lamentations in diaries. Sheridan was not finished. When Confederate soldiers killed Sheridan’s favorite aide, he ordered the burning of all houses within a five-mile radius. Dayton, Ohio remained unscathed because a federal officer disobeyed Sheridan’s command; however, the peaceful, abolitionists, pro-Union Mennonites in the area had their homes and barns destroyed.
The Lincoln administration adopted a “total war” mindset to “scourge the South into submission” after a three-year bloody stalemate. Only one federal officer saw the atrocity of the order given by Sheridan and disobeyed. While other officers lamented the commission of the atrocity, they, nonetheless, participated.
In many wars since, others have adopted a “total war” mindset that saw innumerable civilian casualties, now called “collateral damage”. Throughout world history, hundreds of millions of people died, murdered, in the name of some government ideology held by only a few in their resident nations. But, the underlying thread in all instances remains – no tyrant/despot/dictator/ruler committed the atrocities directly. It was under an order from the individual or group perceived as government directed toward compliant citizens of that nation, the supporters, who directly perpetrated those crimes against their own fellow citizens.
With the Constitution on life support and Democrats chomping at the bit to pull the plug, remember, there are complicit citizens/organizations/lesser governments and agencies/various law enforcement agencies/organizations actively assisting this domestic enemy entity to rise to ultimate power. In the process, atrocities are committed against the citizenry in order to ensure compliance and silence. While many believe it is far-fetched that Democrats in the federal government will ever attain ultimate power to become the only party in this nation, the Democrat Party and its supporters are on the move to dismantle any checks and balances in the government and upon the party to instill their socialist/Marxist/communist form of government upon the people.
Always remember, there are only two types of individuals in the united States – those who support the Constitution and those who don’t. It doesn’t matter to which party one belongs. If an individual or group does not support, defend and protect the Constitution, the individual or group is an enemy. Granted, the Constitution is not perfect. But, when adhered to, along with God’s Word and Law, it is the best-established government to ensure the protection of God-given individual unalienable rights.
At this point in time, Donald Trump has abandoned his campaign platform on immigration. He abandoned his campaign platform on support for the right to keep and bear arms protected in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. And, he abandoned his campaign platform on the unconstitutional health care insurance act, spending … well, just about his entire platform. Republicans, for the most part, have abandoned their voter base so many times after begging the citizens to elect them in order to thwart Democrats and end policies enacted by the usurper-in-chief it is difficult to see that party as a roadblock to Democrats and anti-constitutionalists, which many in the Republican camp are. Can anyone trust these charlatans based upon “pledges, platforms, and promises” with the record of the past?
It is the responsibility, nay duty, of those who see what is happening to resist in order to stop these domestic enemies. Some already are resisting and others are working to impart the severity of the current political climate in hopes of mobilizing those who oppose the ideology but have chosen to be silent. Maybe some insight from Winston Churchill could help.
Then, again, maybe not. The Declaration of Independence states, “… all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” For quite some time, citizens have been suffering evils; however, the long train of abuses and usurpations continue to worsen, designed to reduce the population to absolute despotism and tyranny under one-party rule. Take note. The silence of many in the Republican Party can serve two purposes: 1) giving the Democrats enough rope so the party hangs itself, leaving the Republicans as the dominant party; or, 2) being complicit in transferring all power to the Democrat Party, joining it as the only party. Either way, the citizens of the united States are destined to one-party rule and tyranny/despotism unless heeding the wake-up call.
The Syrian town of Baghouz, the last redoubt of the Islamic State (ISIS), was reportedly liberated on Thursday, and that means that the Islamic State’s caliphate is now definitively a thing of the past.
On June 29, 2014, the group that had up to that point called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Shams in Arabic (hence the synonymous acronyms ISIL and ISIS) announced that it was forming a new caliphate – the single unified government of all the Muslims and the only government to which Muslims rightly owe allegiance, according to Sunni Muslim thought — and would henceforth drop the second half of its name and call itself simply the Islamic State.
This claim to constitute a new caliphate became the basis of its appeal to Muslims worldwide, who traveled in unprecedented numbers to Iraq, Syria and Libya to join it: it attracted 30,000 Muslims from 100 different countries.
The reason for this was the appeal of the idea of the caliphate. The caliph is the successor of Muhammad as the military, political, and spiritual leader of the Muslims. From the time of the origins of Islam until 1924, there was always a caliphate somewhere in the world. The Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ottoman caliphates were, at their peaks, massive empires. The caliph is the only person authorized, according to Sunni theology, to wage offensive jihad, and most did.
ISIS, along with al-Qaeda and other jihad groups, considered the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate by Kemal Ataturk in 1924 to be the beginning of the troubles for the Islamic world: disunity, dominance by Western powers, inability to expand the domains of Islam in any concerted manner. All of them shared, and share, the goal of restoring the caliphate. Only the Islamic State ever managed to do so, albeit only for 57 months.
Once it declared itself the new caliphate, the Islamic State swiftly began to consolidate its control over the large expanses of Iraq and Syria that it controlled – an area larger than the United Kingdom with a population of eight million people. Blithely disregarding the world’s universal condemnation of its pretensions, it moved to assemble the accouterments of a state: currency, passports and the like. Its control of oil wells in Iraq quickly gave it a steady and sizeable source of wealth.
And contrary to the confident claims of Barack Obama and a host of non-Muslim leaders worldwide, it imposed Sharia in its domains, and strictly enforced it. It collected the jizya, the Qur’an-mandated tax on the “People of the Book,” from Christians. It severely punished women for not adhering to the Sharia dress code. Its scrupulous care to implement Sharia was part of its international appeal for Muslims, along with its pretensions to the caliphate.
That fact is also why we will see another caliphate, and it will be just as brutal and bloody as the Islamic State, because that brutality and bloodlust against non-Muslims were not eccentricities of a rogue non-Islamic group twisting and hijacking Islam’s peaceful teachings, as John Kerry and so many others insisted. In reality, the cruelty of the Islamic State – stonings, amputations, oppression of women and non-Muslims – is, as I have demonstrated many times from the Islamic texts, mandated in the Qur’an and the teachings of Muhammad.
Of course, the Western intelligentsia knows that to say that Islamic violence and oppression is based on Qur’anic teaching is simply a manifestation of “Islamophobia,” and that the Qur’an is full of wisdom and peace. That’s why, when some group of Muslims founds another caliphate somewhere, and it looks very much like ISIS (and Iran and Saudi Arabia and other Sharia states, for that matter), they will be utterly bewildered. Why is this misunderstanding of Islam so widespread and persistent?
Anyway, the collapse of ISIS is due to President Trump. When Obama left office, it looked as if ISIS was here to stay, and was on the path to legitimization, a la the Palestine Liberation Organization. It was finding buyers for its low-priced oil. It had, it has just been revealed, an ambassador to Turkey. If Hillary Clinton had won the Presidency, there is no doubt that it would still be a significant force in Iraq and Syria.
The caliphate is over, but ISIS isn’t. Its dispersed jihadis are focusing on attacking civilians in the West. Unfortunately, few, if any, Islamic State jihadis will take the collapse of the caliphate as a sign that their premises were wrong; they will just go wage jihad somewhere else, which is why Western countries are suicidal to take back the ISIS jihadis who are their citizens.
Not all that long ago, the media was cheering Kim Foxx as brave and courageous, for breaking the glass and marketing herself as a survivor. She was supposed to implement pro-crime “reforms” in Chicago’s “broken justice system”.
Chicago’s police union is calling for a federal investigation into the Cook County State’s Attorney’s actions in the Jussie Smollett case.
Three days after Smollett claimed he was attacked, Kim Foxx asked Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to turn the case over to the FBI.
Which would have presumably arrested Manafort. Again.
Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s gal, had recruited Foxx.
The request came after Foxx exchanged text messages and emails with relatives and a supporter of Smollett, who said they were worried about leaks in the investigation.
Foxx later recused herself from the case.
The FOP wants federal investigators to determine whether Foxx broke the law.
It’s a start. I don’t expect that it will go anywhere but the effort to shift the case to the FBI smacks of fear that the local cops would do their job (which they did) and break up the hoax, while the Feds would have gone for the cheap media headlines.
A few hours later, Foxx received a text from a relative of Smollett, who said she’d received the number from Tchen.
In an interview with the Sun-Times last week, Foxx said that the family member expressed concerns about leaked information about the investigation — information that media outlets attributed to “police sources.”
“They had no doubt about the quality of the investigation, but believed that the FBI would have a tighter lid on the information,” said Foxx, adding that Johnson initially seemed receptive to the idea of turning the case over to the FBI.
Foxx said she has made similar calls to Johnson in cases involving lower-profile victims.
Leaks that suggested Smollett had faked the whole thing. Much like in Ferguson.
The concern was that the Chicago cops were exposing the hoax.
Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle defended her political protégé on Tuesday amid allegations that State’s Attorney Kim Foxx acted inappropriately when she tried to persuade Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to transfer the investigation of Jussie Smollett’s claim of being the target of a hate crime to the FBI.
“Kim Foxx was my chief of staff for … a little more than two years. She ran for and was elected state’s attorney. I’m very grateful for the good work that she’s done there,” Preckwinkle told an unrelated news conference on the West Side.
“I think that she makes the decisions that she believes are in the best interests of the office.”
Pressed to explain why she believes that, the county board president said: “I think it was the right decision because it was a decision that she made and she’s in the best position to make it.”
Preckwinkle cut off the conversation when asked who else but someone with clout would have had a pipeline to the state’s attorney to even ask that a case be transferred.
“I’ve said what I have to say about this. Thank you,” she said.
When Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), one of the Democratic Party’s three new stars, was asked in an interview on Showtime’s aptly named “Circus” about why some Democrats were unhappy with the anti-Semitic remarks of her fellow rising star Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), she gave the answer that we will hear again and again as long as she and Omar are in Congress: the problem is “Islamophobia.”
“Circus” host Alex Wagner asked Tlaib: “Rep. Omar…Why do you think people in your own party reacted so strongly to what she said?”
Tlaib responded: “You know, I’m trying to figure it out. This past week I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party. And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but there’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution. More of us need to get elected but more of us need to understand as we come into this institution that I have a lot of work to do with my colleagues. ”
Wagner was sympathetic (of course): “So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia, and that’s at the root of some of this consternation?”
Tlaib was certain: “I think our country’s struggling with it.”
This was a revealing exchange. The idea that anyone might be troubled by allegations that supporters of Israel have a higher loyalty to another country besides the U.S., and are being bribed by moneyed Jewish organizations, is absurd to Rashida Tlaib — after all, she likely believes both of those things. So to her, the uproar over Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks, even though the Democrats capitulated so spectacularly to Omar, is all because of “Islamophobia.” And she says she has a lot of work to do — i.e., work to make sure that no one dares oppose anything a Muslim says or does, for fear of being tarred with this smear term.
The message is clear: from now on Democrats (and everyone else) must accept Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks (and make no mistake, more are sure to come), and anything else that she and Tlaib say or do, because otherwise they will be tarred as “Islamophobes” and accused of bigotry against Muslims.
Well, the Democrats have been making this bed for a long time, and so it is fitting that they now have to lie in it. For years they have foreclosed upon any and all honest discussion of the motivating ideology behind jihad terrorism, dismissing it all as “Islamophobia” and, even more irrationally, as “racism,” and eagerly signing on to and validating forces such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in their efforts to stigmatize and silence opposition to jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others as “hatred.”
Through their pet media outlets, they placed the idea that it was “bigoted” to speak about Islam as having anything to do with violence and terror, despite 34,000 jihad terror attacks worldwide carried out in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings since 9/11, into the American mainstream. Their propaganda portrayed honest counter-terror analysts as a sinister cabal of “Islamophobes” bent on slandering Muslims to make money.
They never proved those “Islamophobes” false. They never showed flaws in their analyses. They just smeared them relentlessly and made their names poisonous, without ever showing the slightest concern about the evil they were enabling by stigmatizing all opposition to it. The mechanisms by which they did this are still in place, well-heeled, and still energetically operating.
But now the same thing is being done against them, if they dare suggest that the monster they themselves created is going too far. And so those who for years have demonized and vilified their political foes instead of engaging them civilly and rationally are confronted with a force that is even more radical than they are, that has learned their methods well and doesn’t hesitate to use them against their teachers and instructors.
Pelosi and her cohorts have been given notice: toe the line or you will be destroyed. They will get in line.
“Do you really understand?” I find myself saying that a lot lately. It is amazing to me how many people have their head stuck in the sand. I’m not sure whether it is deliberate, or if they really don’t get it.
Ignorance is bliss, or so they say. But it really isn’t. Ignorance is dangerous. The Bible tells us that ignorance is one of the main reasons that people perish.
But some folks really have no excuse and I really don’t understand it. How can so many seemingly-bright people be so far off base?
Better yet, how can so many Christians be so deceived? How can so many Christians not understand? How can the one group of people who are supposedly enlightened by the Holy Spirit be walking in such deception?
“Do you really understand?”
My heart aches because I just spent another day as a speaker in a suburban high school in the Columbus, Ohio area. I usually roll with the punches pretty well and I love the give and take that the mind -invigorating exercise affords me.
But today was different. Today left me with a tension headache. I am hoping that writing this screed will ease the thumping in my temples. I have had several conversations since I got home and I find myself asking the same question to everyone I speak with in my attempt to explain the plight I just navigated through.
“Do you really understand?”
The harsh truth is…they don’t. They don’t understand or they would never put up with it. Neither do most of you reading this. You don’t really understand either.
So, let me lay it on the line.
Our public schools are a moral wasteland. Any hope of rescuing this nation is rapidly draining away. Any standard of ethical belief is oozing out of the body.
There is no longer a right and wrong in America’s public schools. They have been Balkanized. Morality has become merely personal. Right and wrong is no longer based on a standard, but is left to the whims of the individual.
Sorry Superman, but there is no longer any such thing as “truth, justice, and the American way.” Truth has become an opinion. What is right for you may not be right for me. As long as you feel OK about your decisions then what does it matter what others think.
“Who are you to judge me?” they ask. “How do my choices and my decisions impact you? What does it matter what I do with my own body? Who are you to tell me what I can and can’t do?”
Do YOU really understand? YOU. The reader. Do you really understand how bad it is?
The failure of the local church is so evident when you walk into the classroom. Appearances can be so deceptive. There used to be a time when you could get a “feel” for a student based on appearance or attitude. But today there really is very little difference. The Christian kids look, speak, and act just like everyone else.
They have their morality but, for the most part, it is no different that the non-Christian kid sitting next to them. Neither one of them believe in a universal standard of right and wrong. “I’m ok, you’re ok,” and Jesus loves all of us anyway…so who am I to judge.”
We are losing America. In fact, it may already be lost. The kids in the classroom have parents who are in their forties. I am old enough to be their grandfather. We have very little in common when it comes to a universal standard of right and wrong. As the Scripture’s warn us, “when there was no King in Israel everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
Christ is no longer King in America because he is no longer King in the church. There is no way that a church could be teaching Bible Truth to the congregation and produce classrooms full of children who have no universal understanding of right and wrong.
I guess that is why they call it multi-cultural. No right and wrong. Everyone choosing how they will live. No obligation to your neighbor. No fealty to the Truth of Christ. A mosh pit of mushy morality…saltless Christian children sitting in the sewer.
Do you really understand how bad it is?
America’s pastors have failed us. Most speak glowingly of their local “public” schools and “wonderful” teachers indoctrinating the children in doctrines of demons. There is nothing Christian about our educational system.
The secularists run the schools. Christianity is mocked. Real Christian children are ostracized. All with your tax dollars. All on your dime. Teaching your children things you would never teach them in your own home.
Education is a national emergency. Children are taught to FEEL not to learn. No wonder AOC is so popular. She looks just like America. She represents the values taught in America’s government schools.
Get your kids out of the public hell holes. The value-less indoctrination they provide is undermining our nation. If your pastor supports the schools then find a new church. They are institutions of lower living…undermining everything you have tried to instill in your offspring. SELF makes a pretty poor god.
America cannot survive amoral education. Do you still have your children in public schools? Are your grandkids there?
Warning: This article contains profanity in some of the quotes taken off Facebook.
I was really planning on staying out of the whole vaccine debate because I don’t think anyone anywhere ever changed their minds because they read a blog post once. What I can’t, in good conscience, stay out of is the censorship and propaganda surrounding this debate.
I read an article on CNN that was incredibly sad. A mother who had lost her young son to influenza was allegedly “attacked by anti-vaxxers.” The report said:
Grieving and frightened, just days after her son’s death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends.
Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You’re a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all fake – your child doesn’t exist…The attacks were from those who oppose vaccination… (source)
Honestly, from the bottom of my heart, it’s repugnant. No matter who is doing it, they should be ashamed of themselves. It’s on the same level as Westboro Baptist Church members picketing the funerals of soldiers.
The article goes on to say that this is a frequent occurrence, and in fact, planned as a tactic by “anti-vaxxers.”
Interviews with mothers who’ve lost children and with those who spy on anti-vaccination groups, reveal a tactic employed by anti-vaxers: When a child dies, members of the group sometimes encourage each other to go on that parent’s Facebook page. The anti-vaxers then post messages telling the parents they’re lying and their child never existed, or that the parent murdered them, or that vaccines killed the child, or some combination of all of those. (source)
It is the lunatic fringe.
Most parents I know who object to mandatory vaccines simply want the choice to make medical decisions for their children. They don’t give two hoots if another parent opts to get their kid every jab under the sun.
That’s because they understand that parents should have choices.
The article I mentioned above is pure propaganda, published to make parents who don’t vaccinate look like evil lunatics. When CNN shared the statement of Larry Cook, the founder of Stop Mandatory Vaccination, they said that he “wasn’t denying” that it happened, downplaying what Mr. Cook and members of his group were going through.
This debate is so heated and so ugly that the claws are coming out.
Is it a stretch of the imagination – to wonder if the alleged “anti-vaxxers” attacking bereaved parents are actually on the pro-vax side, trying to justify the kind of behavior that they inflict upon parents who want a choice? Because this really seems to be their MO, as you’ll see when you read on.
Maybe, maybe not.
Extremists are extreme, regardless of whether they’re pro-vax or anti-vax. Nobody should be abused for the medical decisions they’ve made.
Let’s talk about the stuff CNN left out.
Vaccine-Choice parents are getting attacked too.
I can tell you that I’ve received barrages of hate from numerous people because I dare to bring up the V-word in a way that isn’t “YAY, GET YOUR VACCINES!!!!”
I question the wisdom of giving a billion injections at once to tiny babies. That’s because my own tiny baby ended up in the hospital with encephalitis – swelling on the brain – after her first round of shots. Mercifully, she recovered without any serious effects, but that isn’t always the case.
After that, I weighed each decision carefully and worked with my pediatrician. My children got some vaccines, one at a time, and did not receive others. We do not get flu shots or HPV shots. We make our own medical decisions in cooperation with our doctor. I deliberately found pediatricians who would work with me because I felt so strongly about this. My kids weren’t snot-nosed little hillbillies, running around infecting others with deadly diseases. They were healthy, clean, and well-fed.
Because of my philosophy, I’ve gotten hate mail that would blow your mind. I’ve had to block people on social media who call me ignorant. I’ve had people say my kids should have been taken away from me. I’ve had people call me abusive. And these are the nicer things people said.
And think about it – I’m neither “pro-vax” nor “anti-vax.” I’m a supporter of the choice to make medical decisions for my family. And because I support both one mother’s choice to get her babies fully vaccinated and another mom’s choice to opt out of all vaccines for her child, people think I’m a terrible person. It’s mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Here are some of the things people say to parents who want vaccine choice.
In the CNN article, waaaaaaay at the end, you’ll find a few statements from parents who just want a choice.
“I do not condone violent behavior or tone and encourage decorum during discussion,” Cook wrote, adding that anyone “who deliberately engage[s] in the politics of advocating for compulsory vaccination where children may be further damaged through government vaccine mandates can expect push back and resistance, alongside knowledgable discussions about vaccine risk in social media commentary.”
Cook said some of the more than 160,000 members of his group have been targets of “harassment campaigns,” and that “police have actually showed up at my members’ doorsteps.”
He added that he’s been threatened and included a screenshot of a private Facebook message that said, “Finally found where you live. Finally I’ll be able to put a bullet in you. You are dead.” (source)
Anti vaccination is just a symptom of a growing “anti science, anti intellectual” movement. Much in common with: moon landing hoax, flat earth, anti floride, anti pasteurization of milk. It’s is not apparently exclusive to left or right either.
If my medically can’t be vaccinated kid dies from your by choice unvaccinated kid passing along a preventable illness I would come looking for you
And this is just a teeny sample of the hate you’ll see on any page that suggests parents be in charge of their children’s healthcare.
There are groups of pro-vax people that are downright nasty.
There are virulent pages that espouse hate, discrimination, vengeance, and the ways to make parents who want a choice as angry as possible.
The person who posted this comment on Facebook provided a list.
We abso-fucking-lutley CAN discrimination against you Pro-Plague dickheads! And we sane people DO have the right not to get infected with Measles or Polio or any other preventable deadly disease.
Keep yourself and infectious brats at home.
This is the ONLY kind of discrimination that I support and encourage
Here are the groups she recommends joining if you, too, want to troll parents who raise their kids differently. They’re called “tag groups” and when you tag them, members come and insult the person who posted the opinion with which they disagree. They’re like mean pro-vax gangs.
People on both sides of this fight can be horrendous to those who disagree. My friend Jennifer has had some really terrible experiences, too.
I had to unfriend an anti-vax person last year because two of my kids are autistic and she would send me PMs telling me it was my fault for vaccinating, and that she would rather have her child die of measles than have to raise an autistic child. She was relentless and she’s far from the only one.
Non-stop attacks from anti-vaxxers and other “natural mamas” were a major reason I deleted everything off of my Facebook page and now only use FB for private groups. It’s not just vaccines either. I have also received incredibly malicious PMs and public call outs for letting my asthmatic child take prescription medications to control it instead of attempting to treat it with topical oils and honey.
It really is both sides doing it. Someone who is anti-vax is not going to be a target for of other anti-vaxxers so I can understand why they might believe it either does not happen or is a false flag operation by pro-vaxxers.
But if you do vaccinate or have a child with any kind of medical condition you will very quickly find out you can’t say that online. Friends, family, friends-of-friends and even complete strangers will blame you for vaccinating them. Just another one of the many things ripping our society apart.
Nobody should be talking to any parent like this. No matter what your beliefs.
Keep in mind, I’m not telling YOU whether or not to vaccinate your kids.
This should be your choice. You should do your research. You should discuss concerns with medical professionals. You should learn about some of the awards giving by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – they’ve given out over a billion dollars to parents who proved their children were injured by vaccines.
Shouldn’t it worry all of us that these conversations are becoming verboten? That’s right out of the totalitarian handbook. Soon we won’t be able to discuss this or get any kind of information that doesn’t toe the party line. That is terrifying.
This video discusses the censorship aspect of this crackdown. It’s long but absolutely worth the watch.
We should always be able to talk about different opinions. How else will you know you’ve made the right choice? By shuffling along the vaccine assembly line and getting your kid a sticker that proudly claims he or she has been vaccinated? Sorry, but for me, a pat on the back from the government is not enough.
There truly are two sides to this story.
But shouldn’t the parents be the ones who decide which risk they’re willing to take? I can’t make this decision for anyone but my own family and neither should anyone else try to make the decisions for others.
Hateful rhetoric and insults never changed anybody’s mind and made them say, “Oh, by George, you’re right! off to the doctor we go!” By belittling anyone’s personal stories or beliefs, you shut down all possibility for productive conversations.
Every family deserves the right to make medical decisions. Even if I make different decisions for my family. And we also have the right to privacy about those decisions.
It is truly a tragic state of affairs when we can’t even have a peaceful conversation about the lives of our children but it’s obvious we can’t.
What are your thoughts?
What do you think about all the nastiness around the vaccine debate? Do you think vaccines should be mandatory? Do you think non-vaccinated children should be social outcasts? Do you believe parents should be able to choose how their child is treated medically?
It’s been almost 15 years since the country was first introduced to the charismatic 43-year-old Illinois state senator named Barack Obama. When the dad of two took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, young people were especially captivated. They climbed aboard the bandwagon that took America on a sharp left turn, never understanding the danger that his radicalism posed to America.
Now, a decade and a half later, millennials seem just as hypnotized by the glamorous version of socialism that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is making popular with kids who have no idea what it means. And for that matter, neither does she.
During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” “Of course not,” she replied. “What we have in mind — and what of my — and my policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden.”
As a matter of fact, her policies have very little in common with any of those Nordic or British countries Michael Knowles writes on Fox News. It’s that kind of ignorance, he warns, that’s starting to define Ocasio-Cortez’s generation.
In a jaw-dropping survey from Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, the majority of American millennials now identify as socialist. “That’s the bad news,” Knowles says. “The good news,” he points out, is that just 32 percent of millennials can actually define socialism.
Their ideas about socialism were formed by Bernie Sanders — not the Cold War. “Young people today don’t associate socialism with an enemy of the United States,”Emily Ekins of the Cato Institute points out. And that’s part of the problem. This all goes to the heart of what’s notbeing taught in our classrooms — which, as these surveys show, isn’t history!
“One third of millennials believe President George W. Bush killed more people than Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin,” Knowles explained. “Over 40 percent of millennials have never heard of Mao Zedong; another 40 percent and 30 percent, respectively, are unfamiliar with Vladimir Lenin and Che Guevara. Two-thirds of Millennials cannot identify Auschwitz, and 22 percent have never heard of the Holocaust, twice the percentage of American adults on average.”
They support collectivism over capitalism, and welfare over work. They may be able to name the 58 genders accepted by Facebook, but when it comes to the murderous regimes of their grandparents’ generation, they have no clue. And ignorance on that level can be dangerous. As Tom Palmer points out, this kind of political illiteracy creates the perfect environment for socialists to take over a country and completely destroy the economy.
Is that what’s happening in America? Not yet, Knowles says, but it’s hard to ignore where millennial miseducation, “which grew into the Tree of the Lack of Knowledge as activist educators substituted ideology for scholarship” has brought us.
“During the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Socialists of America endorsed 42 candidates for local, state, and federal office across 20 states. Of those candidates, 24 won their primary campaigns, and 18 won in general elections. Millennials have largely cheered them on. Raised in the United States after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these young Americans have been sheltered both empirically and academically from the myriad horrors wrought by socialism throughout history. And so the problem worsens.”
Thanks to the liberal takeover of public education, most of our children are taught to be ashamed of American systems and values — which have produced the most successful republic in all of human history.
Until we start teaching true civics, our schools will continue to put future generations on an ideological path that ends in the most unjust government known to man. “Socialism is an economic disease born of envy and ignorance,” Knowles cautions. “Unfortunately, both abound in our present politics.”
By Tony Perkins & FRC Senior Staff. Published with permission, Family Research Council, Washington Update, Jan 14, 2019, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, 1-800-225-4008, www.frc.org.
The Language of Liberty series is an outreach project of the Center for Self Governance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in principles of liberty. The views expressed by the authors are their own and may not reflect the views of CSG. CenterForSelfGovernance.com
Back in May of 2018, the Republican-controlled statehouse in Colorado rejected House Bill 1436, a highly controversial measure that would have allowed Colorado judges to order the seizure of guns from people considered “a significant risk to themselves or others.”
Earlier this month, in the midst of a Democrat push for federal “red flag” legislation, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that firearm confiscation laws and other similar measures known as “extreme risk protection orders” represent a manner by which Democrats and Republicans can “come together.”
CNN reported that Graham has long supported red flag laws, and CNBC pointed out that Graham’s willingness to hold hearings on gun control is “a remarkable development in the GOP-dominated Senate.”
Well, maybe not so much …
One of the bigger wake-up calls conservatives and others who value the rule of law have experienced over the last several years (other than the apparent intent of the Washington establishment to implement a megalithic socialist government whether we like it or not) is the realization that perhaps nine-tenths of all Republican politicians are every bit as dedicated to this statist ascension as are Democrats.
Despite Graham having retained his status as some kind of quasi-conservative in the eyes of profoundly misguided Republican voters, he is a creature of the Washington establishment, through and through. Red flag legislation empowers courts to issue firearm confiscation orders for individuals deemed “a threat to themselves or others.”
My first question is “deemed by whom?” You see, when politicians offer up stealth liberty-stultifying measures, it is invariably argued as being for the greater good. This is why mentally indolent voters support such measures. Of course, we don’t want mentally unbalanced individuals to have access to firearms, and we should let these kind, wise bastions of government take care of that for us.
A mentally unbalanced person who has heretofore not acted upon any irrational or dangerous impulses should be left to his own devices, despite the risk of acting out antisocially.
This is their right, and it is the law. Or was the law.
There are two key aspects which make red flag laws a dangerous and slippery slope – apart from their restricting firearms possession in the first place.
1. The first goes back to the question relating to precisely who makes evaluations of these potential spree killers. Is it a 23-year-old psychological clinician with six months of training, who has never fired a firearm in her life? Is it a court-contracted psychologist who doesn’t believe that private citizens should possess firearms at all? Perhaps the say-so of a neighbor with a gripe or a school official will be enough cause for the Imperial Stormtroopers to descend upon an unwitting sufferer’s home.
2. One thing that really chills me is that no one is asking the question of how red flag laws might be abused. And gun control laws are almost always abused, since their objective is not to protect the public, but to increasingly narrow the range of acceptable criteria for firearms ownership. In the end, the only people who will be able to get near firearms will be police, the military, well-connected elites and those who protect them.
Hardened criminals, who get their weapons through black market channels anyway, will remain armed. Unarmed, law-abiding citizens will be at their mercy in the modern, socialist paradise.
Even more on the RINO front: Last Thursday, the Senate passed a resolution to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency on the border. There was less than a veto-proof majority, but the bill had a noteworthy number of Republicans voting for it. The House passed its version of the resolution in February with the aid of 13 Republicans.
This gives rise to another question: Given what so many of us already know relative to the malignancy of the Deep State and designs of Beltway statists, why would any Republican lawmaker of good conscience so overtly oppose such a popular measure and one that is in keeping with the president’s chief campaign promise?
The answer to this is that there are precious few GOP lawmakers who are of good conscience and who operate in good faith. This week, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, expressed marked confusion on a social media platform as to why President Trump would “disparage” the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whom Romney referenced as “courageous,” “patriotic” and a few other superlatives.
As I’ve maintained for years, Romney is probably the poster boy for closeted GOP progressives with McCain gone. It escapes my reasoning that there are still many Republican voters who think Romney is a conservative.
Consider the vast number of scandalous affairs in which those on the left – Democrat and Republican – have been involved in recent months alone, and not just those in the arena of politics. The Hollywood university admittance scandal, CNN being sued for their slanderous coverage of Covington Catholic High School students, revelations that the Justice Department under Barack Obama was ordered not to charge Hillary Clinton in her email server scandal – all of these and many other transgressions telegraph the reality that the Beltway establishment intends to mortally destabilize the administration of a duly elected president and compromise Americans’ liberties on an unprecedented scale.
This is far bigger than the left’s antipathy for the president. The subversive actions and positions of congressional Republican lawmakers evidence where their allegiances lie – and if we remain in denial as to their implicit expressions of intent, we don the mantle of victimhood willingly.
After the New Zealand shootings, it was inevitable that the media would once again run false stories attempting to link Neo-Nazis and white supremacists to critics of Islam.
The latest such effort attempts to target Robert Mercer over his donations to Gatestone Institute while trying to link that to the New Zealand attack.
The obvious problem is that Gatestone includes plenty of Jewish and Muslim contributors. Attempting to libel it, and Robert Mercer by extension, is the equivalent of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s very expensive failed smear of Maajid Nawaz as anti-Muslim because he’s been critical of Islamists. The bizarre leap in the media hit piece here attempts to link a Neo-Nazi to Daniel Pipes.
It shouldn’t even be necessary to point out how ridiculous that is. But the media necessitates it.
The front page article on Gatestone’s site right now is Bassam Tawil’s piece on anti-Semitism in the Palestinian Authority. Tawil’s bio reads, “Bassam Tawil is a Muslim based in the Middle East.”
Another of Gatestone’s major authors is Khaled Abu Toameh, the most prominent Muslim journalist in Israel.
A brief look through the names of Gatestone’s authors turns up,
Raif Badawi, the Saudi dissident,
Salim Mansur, a Gatestone distinguished senior fellow,
Najat Al Saied, a Gatestone Distinguished Senior Scholar,
Ahmed Charai, Chairman of Med Radio, Morocco,
Raheel Raza, The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow
M. Zuhdi Jasser, President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
not to mention Mohammad Amin, Shabnam Assadollahi, Uzay Bulut, Sara Al Nuaimi, Nuhu Othman, Shadi Paveh, Nima Gholam Ali Pour, Nima Gholam Ali Pour, Abdel Jabbar Rawashdeh, Sohail Raza, Saied Shoaaib, Maha Soliman, Mohshin Habib, Hakim Haider, Khadija Khan, some of whom are Muslims and others, I believe, are former Muslims.
There are more Muslims writing and working for this “anti-Muslim think tank” than there are for NBC News.
Gatestone can and should sue over these attempts to smear it.
Yet, the evidence and testimony, even of many Hollywood actors and actresses, along with men, women and children the world over carries great weight in bearing witness to the fact that there are many in positions of authority who engage in pedophilia, something that the Lord Jesus Christ said it would have been better if they just drown themselves instead of engaging in (Luke 17:2).
There is one question I do have in all of this: Is this why the elites and influential in the world promote Islam? Islam is the only religion I know of that embraces pedophilia, complete with little boy virgins in the afterlife, along with bacha bazis here and now. Talk about sick! However, birds of a feather…. flock together and when you lie down with the dogs, you get fleas.
While Watson starts off saying that “Pizzagate has been debunked,” I disagree unless you are only tying that to a particular DC pizza parlor. Here’s the court documented evidence to prove #pizzagate is real (despite what self-appointed “fact checkers” Newsguard claims).
Now, take a listen to Watson and you be the judge whether or not this is reality or some silly “conspiracy theory.”
During Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s awkward campaign rollout, we learned that a Reuters reporter had a damaging story about the politician’s past during the Senate race against Senator Ted Cruz that he promised to hold “until after the November election.”
It’s now March.
The Reuters reporter sat on the story until the day after O’Rourke announced his White House bid. And then he decided that the time was perfect to debut a mildly damaging story about a Democrat.
There were three points in time when the story could have run.
When it would have helped Ted Cruz and hurt O’Rourke, after the election it would have mildly hurt O’Rourke, and now when it would damage O’Rourke more seriously and help his Democrat rivals.
Going the first route would have been journalism. It would have meant a mainstream media hack putting the story above his political leanings. And the odds of that are as good as a snowstorm in July. It does happen sometimes, but you don’t want to pack your winter boots on the off chance that it might.
The second route would have been routine media bias, holding a damaging story on a politician until it’s not election season anymore. The third route, the route that was taken, is much more revealing.
The story was deployed when it could cause maximum damage, right with O’Rourke’s campaign rollout.
The strategic timing reveals the media’s political priorities, helping Democrats defeat Republicans, and then helping Democrats defeat other Democrats that are less leftist than the ones they are helping.
Within this hierarchy, the media will champion liberal Republicans against conservative Republicans. It will aid Democrats against Republicans. And then support socialists against Democrats. In every confrontation, the media will pick the side that is furthest leftward and use its power to back its cause.
Why are the 2020 Democrats each scrambling to ‘outleft’ each other on every issue?
A sizable segment of the Democrat primary electorate will be radical. But it makes no practical sense for almost the entire field to be competing for only one segment of the electorate. And indeed, poll numbers show that the strategy isn’t working. The clown car pileup in which every candidate in the race steered toward Marx led to a distorted field with Bernie Sanders leading the announced candidates.
If you’re going to vote for a leftist, why settle for shoddy imitations like Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, or Kamala Harris, when you can have a politician who was booing JFK in support of Fidel Castro?
The Democrat field favored candidates like Biden and O’Rourke who hadn’t yet announced because the base was actually hoping for more sensible options than Bernie and a bunch of professional politicians embarrassing themselves by embracing every radical cause in order to appeal to the Sandernistas.
Good luck with that.
Bobby O’Rourke entered the race by endorsing the Green New Deal and confessing his privilege. Biden is teasing a run by promising to be more “progressive” than any of the other candidates in the race.
Is this really a good strategy?
It’s not a great strategy for anyone in the back of the clown car trying to edge out Bernie and get a few points off Kamala, but it’s a sensible strategy for not being hammered with hit pieces that might not just end your chances at 2020, but force you to resign from your Senate seat and end your entire career.
The candidates aren’t going leftward because it’s the best strategy to win over the base. They’re doing it because it’s the best strategy for protecting their political fundaments from the partisan press.
The media never liked Hillary.
It didn’t resent her because she’s an unpleasant person, because she roped off the media or because of her numerous scandals. Her one unforgivable sin was steering slightly to the right in the Senate. Hillary had been plotting her own White House run and she voted for the Iraq War. And that was it.
The media helped build up Obama. Then it helped build up Bernie Sanders.
When Hillary went up against Trump, the media had her back all the way and was willing to help pull any dirty trick, just as Reuters never ran that O’Rourke story when he was up against Ted Cruz. But the media never liked her and it undermined her whenever she ran against a leftier Democrat opponent.
That is the political lesson that has shaped the 2020 Democrat field.
No one wants to be Hillary Clinton. A useful reminder of that came from her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who became one of the lone voices condemning Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. When Islamist activists harassed Chelsea, the media took their side, the side of anti-Semitism, rather than hers. If you want to understand why hardly any of the 2020 Dems dared criticize Rep. Omar and why some, Senator Elizabeth Warren, actually doubled down on her anti-Semitism, look at what happened to Chelsea.
Or what happened to Senator Dianne Feinstein when she bucked the Green New Deal.
Forget the mainstream issues that the Democrats once held mainstream positions on. That the only acceptable positions on illegal migration, infanticide and crime are “Hell, yeah”, is a foregone conclusion. But defying even the most extreme leftist positions, on any subject from banning planes to racial reparations to outright anti-Semitism, will be swiftly punished with media hit pieces.
That is the political backdrop against which the 2020 Democrat primaries are taking place.
In the democratic days of the Democrats, candidates went to places like Iowa or New Hampshire to appeal to voters. These days the actual electorate of the 2020 candidates isn’t in any of these places. Their real electorate is a media apparatus based out of New York and Washington D.C. The primary tour is an opportunity for Democrats to market themselves not to the electorate, but to the media.
And the only test that matters is how far the needle on the radioactive political counter tilts leftward.
2016 proved that the media doesn’t control the outcome of national elections. But it does control the outcome of Democrat primaries. Had a more viable leftist candidate than Bernie Sanders emerged in 2016, Hillary Clinton would not have made it through the primaries. And as it prepares for 2020, the media wants to find that candidate. Anyone who isn’t that candidate is being hit with hit pieces.
The 2020 media landscape is a scorched earth landscape of hit pieces being lobbed at various candidates for their progressive failings. The media civil war will end when a Democrat 2020 nominee emerges.
And then all the scandals will be as thoroughly buried as the O’Rourke story was before November.
The media doesn’t report. Its shoddy mockery of journalism consists of the same alternating flattery and fury, the boot-licking and head-kicking tendencies of propaganda operations in totalitarian states. America isn’t North Korea or Cuba. Yet. But we have the same malicious media operations as they do.
And it’s not just Republicans or even conservatives caught in the line of fire.
The O’Rourke story is a demonstration that every elected official lives with the knowledge that the dirty thumb of the media rests heavily on the scales. Every Democrat may benefit from partisan media bias, but he also knows that when an Alexandria Ocasio Cortez shows up, he will get the same treatment.
And Cortez knows, to whatever extent she knows anything, that one day her turn will also come.
To be a proper leftist is to live in perpetual terror of deviating from the party line. Leftists, like cannibals, form into lynch mobs for self-defense. If they’re lynching someone else, their neck is momentarily safe.
Yesterday’s progressives have long since become today’s racists, sexists and reactionary monsters. But the process is accelerating so fast that it’s no longer just the Democrats of another generation who have to fear that tomorrow the cultural revolution will come for them. Every Democrat official lives in terror.
Not of tomorrow. But of today.
Until the laws fail and the guillotines and gulags are upon us, the media is the arbiter and instrument of revolutionary justice. Its lies and smears are the sharp blade that hangs over the head of every 2020er.
The media has turned the Dem 2020 field into a clump of clueless and fearful posturing radicals. The clown car is out of control and it isn’t Biden, Beto or Kamala at the wheel. It’s MSNBC and the Post.
The Democrats no longer represent the people. Or even their own voters. They represent the media.
And the media party lives in perpetual terror of the radical red eye of its electorate.
If a cop kills your dog, however, there will be little to no consequences for that officer.
Not even a slap on the wrist.
In this, as in so many instances of official misconduct by government officials, the courts have ruled that the cops have qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that incentivizes government officials to engage in lawless behavior without fear of repercussions.
This is the heartless, heartbreaking, hypocritical injustice that passes for law and order in America today.
The Puppycide Database Project estimates the number of dogs being killed by police to be closer to 500 dogs a day(which translates to 182,000 dogs a year).
In 1 out of 5 cases involving police shooting a family pet, a child was either in the police line of fire or in the immediate area of a shooting. For instance, a 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg after a police officer opened fire on a dog running towards him, missed and hit the little girl instead.
At a time when police are increasingly inclined to shoot first and ask questions later, it doesn’t take much to provoke a cop into opening fire on an unarmed person guilty of doing nothing more than standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a weapon.
All a cop has to do is cite an alleged “fear” for his safety.
According to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, all it takes for dogs to pose a sufficient threat to police to justify them opening fire is for the dog to move or bark.
Even in the absence of an actual threat, the perception of a threat is enough for qualified immunity to kick in and for the cop to be let off the hook for behavior that would get the rest of us jailed for life.
As journalist Radley Balko points out, “In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite is enough to justify using potentially lethal force.”
The epidemic of cops shooting dogs takes this shameful behavior to a whole new level, though.
It doesn’t take much for a cop to shoot a dog.
Dogs shot and killed by police have been “guilty” of nothing more menacing than wagging their tails, barking in greeting, or merely being in their own yard.
For instance, Spike, a 70-pound pit bull, was shot by NYPD police when they encountered him in the hallway of an apartment building in the Bronx. Surveillance footage shows the dog, tail wagging, right before an officer shot him in the head at point-blank range.
Payton, a 7-year-old black Labrador retriever, and 4-year-old Chase, also a black Lab, were shot and killed after a SWAT team mistakenly raided the mayor’s home while searching for drugs. Police shot Payton four times. Chase was shot twice, once from behind as he ran away. “My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs. They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don’t think they really ever considered that we weren’t,” recalls Mayor Cheye Calvo, who described being handcuffed and interrogated for hours—wearing only underwear and socks—surrounded by the dogs’ carcasses and pools of the dogs’ blood.
We’re being asked to believe that a police officer, fully armed, trained in combat and equipped to deal with the worst case scenario when it comes to violence, is so threatened by a yipping purse dog weighing less than 10 pounds that the only recourse is to shoot the dog?
If this is the temperament of police officers bred by the police state, we should all be worried.
Clearly, our four-legged friends are suffering at the hands of an inhumane police state in which the police have all the rights, the citizenry have very few rights, and our pets—viewed by the courts as personal property like a car or a house, but far less valuable—have no rights at all.
So what’s to be done?
Essentially, it comes down to training and accountability.
It’s the difference between police officers who rank their personal safety above everyone else’s and police officers who understand that their jobs are to serve and protect.
It’s the difference between police who are trained to shoot to kill and police trained to resolve situations peacefully.
Most of all, it’s the difference between police who believe the law is on their side and police who know that they will be held to account for their actions under the same law as everyone else.
Unfortunately, more and more police are being trained to view themselves as distinct from the citizenry, to view their authority as superior to the citizenry, and to view their lives as more precious than those of their citizen counterparts. Instead of being taught to see themselves as mediators and peacemakers whose lethal weapons are to be used as a last resort, they are being drilled into acting like gunmen with killer instincts who shoot to kill rather than merely incapacitate.
Thus, whether you’re talking about police shooting dogs or citizens, the mindset is the same: a rush to violence, abuse of power, fear for officer safety, poor training in how to de-escalate a situation, and general carelessness.
It’s time to rein in this abuse of power.
A good place to start is by requiring police to undergo classes annually on how to peacefully resolve and de-escalate situations with the citizenry. While they’re at it, they should be forced to de-militarize. No one outside the battlefield—and barring a foreign invasion, the U.S. should never be considered a domestic battlefield—should be equipped with the kinds of weapons and gear being worn and used by local police forces today. If the politicians are serious about instituting far-reaching gun control measures, let them start by taking the guns and SWAT teams away from the countless civilian agencies that have nothing to do with military defense that are packing lethal heat.
Ultimately, this comes down to better—and constant—training in nonviolent tactics, serious consequences for those who engage in excessive force, and a seismic shift in how law enforcement agencies and the courts deal with those who transgress.
In terms of our four-legged friends, many states are adopting laws to make canine training mandatory for police officers. As dog behavior counselor Brian Kilcommons noted, officers’ inclination to “take command and take control” can cause them to antagonize dogs unnecessarily. Officers “need to realize they’re there to neutralize, not control… If they have enough money to militarize the police with Humvees, they have enough money to train them not to kill family members. And pets are considered family.”
After all, as the Washington Post points out, while “postal workers regularly encounter both vicious and gregarious dogs on their daily rounds… letter carriers don’t kill dogs, even though they are bitten by the thousands every year. Instead, the Postal Service offers its employees training on how to avoid bites.” Journalist Dale Chappell adds, “Using live dogs, handlers and trainers put postal workers through scenarios to teach them how to read a dog’s behavior and calm a dog, or fend it off, if necessary. Meter readers also have benefited from the same training, drastically reducing incidents of dog bites.”
The Rutherford Institute is working on a program aimed at training police to deescalate their interactions with dogs rather than resorting to lethal force, while providing pet owners with legal resources to better protect the four-legged members of their household.
Yet as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, there will be no end to the bloodshed—of unarmed Americans or their family pets—until police stop viewing themselves as superior to those whom they are supposed to serve and start acting like the peace officers they’re supposed to be.
If you are one that continues to put your head in the sand as to what is going on in the media with the reporting, or lack thereof, concerning the truth about what the New Zealand massacrefalse flag was about, then I urge you listen to Paul Joseph Watson’s commentary on exactly what this media reporting is all about.
Notice, he provides the numbers about exactly how disproportionate Muslim attacks are against anything “right wing” or Christian or Western. However, he also points out how all of it, when it is aggressive, not done in self-defense, is nothing more than criminal.
Additionally, the media comes right alongside these events to demonize their political opponents in each and every instance.
You won’t believe some of the things that are causing “major stress” for young people in America today. According to a brand new survey that was just released, 58 percent of all American Millennials believe that “life is more stressful right now than ever before”. And so what is precisely making life so stressful for our young adults? Well, apparently their phones are a big part of the problem. In the survey, “losing phone”, “phone battery dying”, “forgetting phone charger” and “phone screen breaking” were all among the top 20 sources of stress cited by Millennials. Also making the top 20 were “choosing what to wear” and “washing dishes”. Here is the complete list…
1. Losing wallet/credit card
2. Arguing with partner
3. Commute/traffic delays 4. Losing phone
5. Arriving late to work 6. Slow WiFi 7. Phone battery dying 8. Forgetting passwords
9. Credit card fraud 10. Forgetting phone charger
11. Losing/misplacing keys
12. Paying bills
13. Job interviews 14. Phone screen breaking
15. Credit card bills
16. Check engine light coming on
17. School loan payments
18. Job security 19. Choosing what to wear 20. Washing dishes
I am sorry, but if “slow WiFi” if one of your biggest problems in life, then you actually have it pretty good.
It is no wonder why so many are referring to them as “Generation Snowflake”. What in the world are these young adults going to do when times get really tough and they start to face some real challenges?
Sadly, I think that we are going to see meltdowns of absolutely epic proportions.
And I want you to notice how many items in the list above have to do with technology. I am old enough to still remember the days before cell phones and before the Internet. Somehow we managed to function, and life was actually quite good.
But now technology completely dominates most of our lives. In the early nineties, I worked for a major retailer, and part of my job was to help people get online with Compuserve and America Online.
Do you remember those days?
Most people only had dial-up Internet access, and it seemed like some pages took half an hour to load. But things eventually got a lot faster, and a speedy Internet radically changed our society. For the first time, we were able to directly communicate with one another on a massive scale without having to go through corporate gatekeepers, and that was a very positive thing.
But over the past couple of years, the tech giants have decided to engage in a campaign of censorship as we have never seen before. On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. released a scathing editorial about all of this censorship. The following comes from the Hill…
Our right to freely engage in public discourse through speech is under sustained attack, necessitating a vigorous defense against the major social media and internet platforms.
Millennials dominate the leadership at many of these social media platforms, and their snowflake sensibilities are deeply offended by political viewpoints that are different from their own. And instead of opening up their minds and learning to be tolerant of different ideas, they have chosen to try to brutally suppress them. In fact, we now know that Facebook even went so far as to develop algorithms to “deboost” content with certain keywords…
Thanks to a brave Facebook whistleblower who approached James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, we now know that Mark Zuckerberg’s social media giant developed algorithms to “deboost” certain content, limiting its distribution and appearance in news feeds. As you probably guessed, this stealth censorship was specifically aimed at conservatives.
Facebook appears to have deliberately tailored its algorithm to recognize the syntax and style popular among conservatives in order to “deboost” that content. “Mainstream media,” “SJW” (Social Justice Warrior) and “red pill” — all terms that conservatives often use to express themselves — were listed as red flags, according to the former Facebook insider.
Action must be taken because all of this censorship is one of the greatest threats to free speech in modern American history.
The social media giants built billion dollar companies by allowing everyone to express themselves, but now that they own large portions of “the digital public square”, they want to lock out those with certain political viewpoints.
And the backlash against this tremendous abuse is building. For example, U.S. Representative Devin Nunes filed a 25o million dollar lawsuit against the tech companies on Monday…
California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.
In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”
If we do not fight for a free and open “marketplace of ideas”, we will get an Orwellian Internet where everything is very tightly controlled and very tightly censored.
And if we lose the ability to speak freely on the Internet, how else are we supposed to fight for the future of our society?
The stakes are incredibly high, and this is one battle that we simply cannot allow the snowflakes to win.
Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered the last of the US diplomats out of Venezuela, saying their presence was a “constraint” on US policy toward the country. The wording seemed intended to convey the idea that the US is about to launch military action to place a Washington-backed, self-appointed politician to the presidency. Was it just bluster, designed to intimidate? Or is the Trump Administration really about to invade another country that has neither attacked nor threatened the United States?
While US Administrations engaged in “regime change” have generally tried to mask their real intentions, this US-backed coup is remarkable for how honest its backers are being. Not long ago the National Security Advisor to the president, John Bolton, openly admitted that getting US companies in control of Venezuelan oil was the Administration’s intent. Trump Administration officials have gone so far as mocking the suffering of Venezuelans when a suspiciously-timed nationwide power failure heightened citizens’ misery.
According to media reports, Vice President Mike Pence is angry with the Venezuela coup leader, Juan Guaido, because he promised the whole operation would be a cakewalk – just like the neocons promised us about Iraq. Guaido said hundreds of thousands of protesters would follow him to the Colombian border to “liberate” US aid trucks just over the border, but no one showed up. So Pompeo and the neocons made up a lie that Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s thugs burned the aid trucks to prevent the people from getting relief from their suffering. Even the pro-war New York Times finally admitted that the Administration was lying: it was opposition protesters who burned the trucks.
Was the US behind the take-down of Venezuela’s power grid? It would not be the first time the CIA pulled such a move, and US officials are open about the US goal of making life as miserable as possible for average Venezuelans in hopes that they overthrow their government.
Congress has to this point been strongly in favor of President Trump’s “regime change” policy for Venezuela. Sadly, even though our neocon foreign policy of interventionism has proven disastrous – from Iraq to Libya to Syria and elsewhere – both parties in Congress continue to act as if somehow this time they will get it right. I have news for them, they won’t.
Even weak Congressional efforts to remind the president that Congress must approve military action overseas sound like war cries. In Rep. David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) statement introducing his “Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act” last week, he sounded more hawkish than John Bolton or Elliott Abrams! The statement makes all the arguments in favor of a US military attack on Venezuela and then – wink wink – reminds the president he needs authorization beforehand. As if that’s going to be a hard sell!
So is President Trump about to attack Venezuela? At a recent US House hearing, one of the expert witnesses testified that such an invasion would require between 100,000 and 150,000 US troops, going up against maybe three times that number of Venezuelan troops in a country twice the size of Iraq. With a lot of jungle. All for a “prize” that has nothing to do with US security. If the president makes such a foolish move he might find the current war cheerleaders in the Democrat Party changing their tune rather quickly. Let’s hope Trump changes his tune and returns to his promises of no more regime change wars.
“This is our final chance,” Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke warned while gesticulating wildly in a hipster Iowa coffee shop. “The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years.”
While patrons of the Lost Canvas wait for the apocalypse to overtake us, they enjoy espressos, bubble tea and art classes. There are also “handmade items from local artisans” for those preparing for a world without technology after the Green New Deal, which O’Rourke endorsed in his prediction of a twelve-year climate apocalypse, has outlawed cars, planes, cows, industrial civilization and machine tools.
Local espresso hipsters weren’t too worried that everything they know will be gone in twelve years, possibly including mango flavored coffee, which tastes as bad as it sounds, because they know that Bobby Francis doesn’t really mean that the world will end in twelve years: they’ve heard it all before.
Also, on his journey across the country, Bobby had lost track of the timeline. The IPCC deadline is supposed to hit in 2030. It’s now 2019. That means 11 years and some months until the end.
Are the scientists unanimous about that twelve-year deadline until the sky falls?
Bobby was quoting the UN’s IPCC report to the espresso oppressed of Keokuk, Iowa. The only things that the UN is unanimous about are not following New York City parking laws and hating Jews.
“It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now,” Debra Roberts, a co-chair of the IPCC’s working group on impacts, declared. “This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilizes people.”
Roberts is a South African city official who is environmentalist royalty and has sat on endless numbers of commissions, panels, teams and moots. Which part of the “science community” does she hail from? Her CV, which the IPCC site decided to take down as part of its commitment to transparency, notes that she has a PhD in Urban Biogeography from a Durban university that no longer exists under that name.
The IPCC is famous for the same two things as most madmen standing on street corners and shouting incomprehensibly at the top of their hoarse voices: predicting and postponing the end of the world.
“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future,” IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri had claimed in 2007.
In 2008, he appeared to have claimed that there was only 8 years left.
At a 2009 Senate hearing, two years later, Pachauri insisted, “we have just about 6 years left in which we will have to bring about peaking of emission.”
That would be in 2015.
Pachauri was replying to a question from Senator Jeff Merkley. A decade later, the world didn’t end. And Merkley is still warning that if we don’t listen to the IPCC, the world and all its coffee shops will end.
Last year, Merkley pushed a Senate resolution in support of the IPCC’s latest world ending memo warning that the world will end “as soon as 2040”. That’s safer than the world ending by 2015.
What’s Pachauri’s scientific basis for making all these claims?
His CV, which has also been taken down by the IPCC site, notes that he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Economics. That’s better than Urban Biogeography, but not exactly relevant.
As a railway engineer, Pachauri could probably make the trains run on time like Mussolini. But his apocalypses always keep getting stuck in a limbo of missed timetables and snarled tracks.
Democrat politicians keep getting their apocalypse timetables from railway engineers and urban biogeographers before wandering into the nearest coffee shop to warn that the “End is Near”.
Bobby O’Rourke claims that we have only twelve, or eleven years and change, left. And that the “scientists are unanimous” in forecasting a world without coffee shops. Are they really?
Last year, the head of climate and ecological science at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab was claiming that it was 25 years. Does that mean that California has 25 years while Iowa only has 12 years left?
And yet people are moving from California to Iowa.
The year before, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis was claiming that it was ten years. If you’re keeping track, that means the apocalypse may only be eight years away now.
In 2008, Andrew Simms, the co-director of the New Weather Institute, claimed that we had only 100 months to avoid disaster. And he urged a Green New Deal, long before AOC, as the answer.
Andy’s 100 months expired a few years ago. The world and its artisanal coffee shops are still here.
“I think we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change,” NASA’s James Hansen, the prophet of chicken littleism, claimed in 2006. “No longer than a decade, at the most.”
A decade later the planet is still here. So is James Hansen.
And NASA is back to reaching for the moon instead of warning that the world will end in [Insert Number of Years Here] unless we go back to the caves and cultivate tofu plantations under the stalagmites.
Then in 2009, Hansen warned that Obama had only four years to save the earth. So either by 2013, the earth was saved and we have nothing more to worry about.
Or this is heaven. Or perhaps hell, since Hansen is in it.
The world is always ending a few years down the road. If the false prophets are feeling casual, they may give us a decade.
It’s always urgent that we sign the latest agreement, implement the latest program and push more money into the pockets of the very people telling us that the world will end if we don’t.
Warmists mock religious believers, yet their shady tactics and millenarian nonsense makes even the nuttiest Times Square cultist waving a cardboard sign seem credible. Their cult is always promising that the world will end next Tuesday and then changing it to next Wednesday and then the week after that.
The Democrats are stuck in the coffee shop at the end of the world with Bobby O’Rouke. There are espressos, lattes, handcrafted soaps that smell like rancid fat and predictions that the world will end.
This is the cult and this is its catechism.
Its priests are railway engineers and urban bioengineers. There is a consensus. An absolute truth. Put a dollar in the plate to save the icebergs and see you in church next Sunday for another latte.
Vote ‘Beto’ to save the planet from the people who have children, drive old cars and use shopping bags. The infidels who get their coffee plain black, for under three bucks, and use store bought soaps.
Stop by the coffee shop with Bobby and you’ll understand why.
“Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil,” Eric Hoffer, the longshore philosopher, once said.
In the hipster coffee shops, there is no god but the trend. The mass movement worships itself. The coffee shop is a celebration of yuppie consumerism infused with spirituality through the climate devil. Its leaders are narcissists who promise to save them from the apocalypse of the good life. That’s Bobby.
Twelve years. Twenty-five years. Six years. It doesn’t really matter.
The numbers create a sense of urgency in the latte section before the next art class. Their contradictory nature is one of those mysteries of faith that all religions have. And if the prophets are an Indian railway engineer and a South African municipal official, that is the diversity which passes for lefty spirituality. Any movement that brings together different people from around the world must be vaguely sacred.
And the numbers do one more thing.
To paraphrase Mrs. Iselin, no one is talking about whether the world will end. Only when it will end.
Meaningless numbers move the debate past whether the world is ending and to the exact date when it will end. It assumes that the apocalypse is nigh and it’s only a matter of determining whether we will be reduced to cannibalism and socialism in 2030, 2040 or 2052. Until then, have another mango espresso.
I recently ran across a short 7-minute video by a woman who goes by the YouTube handle, “The Pholosopher.” She was quite good in pointing out three ways the state already goes about confiscating citizens’ guns and I thought it was worth your time to take a look and have a listen.
If you are a person who actually believes things like “common sense” gun laws really exist with any sort of impact on crime, or if you are a person that actually believes in universal background checks and believes those will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and ensure only non-criminals will have guns, then you really should watch this.
Every single one of these are things the federal government has absolutely no authority to engage in, but they do it all the time. The states sometimes do it as well, despite the fact that they are not authorized to infringe on the God-given right, not permission from the state, to keep and bear arms.
Furthermore, it seems that there is vast bipartisan support for numbers one and two, while there is some departure on number three, though both parties tend to want to ban their certain arms or make them more difficult to acquire by adding a tax, such as rocket launchers and fully automatic weapons.
Take a look and be sure to share this with your friends who might support any of these measures.
Twelve HUGE, damning bombshells dropped this week, spinning this storm into high gear. From the Lisa Page transcripts to McCain’s connection to the dossier, a grand jury investigation into Facebook, massive NXIVM updates, Jeffrey Epstein back on the chopping block, and Andrew Weisman leaving special counsel. And, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was preparing her audition for her role as a congresswoman for New York, Paul Ryan was sabotaging democrat subpoenas. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s being sliced and diced for paying off colleges and Ivy League Schools to get their children admitted. Of course, this is only the beginning of investigations into nefarious actions taking place in the upper echelons of colleges, and it’s safe to say, politicians will surely make the list.
Who could forget the terrorist training camp discovered in New Mexico last year, where they had loads of guns and ammunition, along with a deceased child? The court dismissed three of the five, creating one hell of a stir in this country. Now, there is a superseding indictment charging all five with conspiracy to attack and kill officers and employees of the United States, along with multiple other charges.
While Congressman Jim Jordan was busy calling out Adam Schiff in a Twitter frenzy this week, the Democrats, along with 12 Republicans voted to block the President’s emergency at the southern border, which Trump immediately vetoed the following day, in his first veto as President.
But, “nothing’s happening,” right? Buckle up – this party is just getting started.
It was a very telling week in the NXIVM case. For those still not familiar with this case, get familiar. There are a lot of top players involved, who connect with countless other big-league players, and it’s all about controlling the system, manipulating and blackmailing high-ranking individuals and corporations, as well as child sex trafficking and female adults being branded after sexual interactions with their harem “leader” Keith Raniere.
Some big updates dropped this week, and Nancy Salzman, NXIVM’s president pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, after agreeing to a plea deal. This plea deal comes with her cooperation with the federal government in this case, and she could also be facing up to 41 months in prison. Her sentencing will not take place until July 10th. She admitted in court that she obtained passwords and user names to monitor NXIVM enemies and members suspected of being moles.
Her daughter Laura Salzman is also charged in this case, and is facing up to 20-years in prison. Sadly, Nancy brought her daughter into the NXIVM life when she was just a child, and Laura, like her mother, were both part of his harem. She spent her adult life as a top leader for NXIVM, while awaiting Raniere to impregnate her, which never happened.
On Wednesday evening, following the guilty plea of Nancy Salzman, new allegations against Keith Raniere were announced in a superseding indictment by federal prosecutors. They allege that NXIVM had a smaller group known as DOS, where women extorted recruits into unpaid labor and sexual relationships with Raniere. They also accuse Raniere having sexual relations with two underage girls, one of which became his first-line slave in DOS. In addition, they allege he coerced a minor to “engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing one or more visual depictions of such conduct.” In other words, he produced child pornography.
Prosecutors claim they have communications between the girl and Raniere, as well as images. They also state that other defendants in the case “were aware of and facilitated Raniere’s sexual relationships with the two underage victims.”
There were four additional racketeering acts in the superseding indictment for Keith Raniere: one alleging visa fraud, one alleging possession of child pornography, and two alleging sexual exploitation of a child. Mack, Bronfman and Lauren also have one count of racketeering added to their charges.
Smallville actress Allison Mack, also has charges against her for sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud or coercion, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion, and attempt to establish peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, and human trafficking.
Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman and Kathy Russell are also charged in this case, and future indictments of others may take place as the trial date nears. The NXIVM trial is scheduled to begin on April 29, 2019.
#2 Facebook Under Criminal Investigation
A New York grand jury has subpoenaed two well-known smartphone makers for records relating to this investigation. Federal prosecutors are investigating Facebook’s data sharing deals with large technology companies. Facebook had data-sharing arrangements with more than 150 companies which benefited both Facebook to gain more users, and the companies to gain access to users data.
Facebook was already being investigated nearly a year ago for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, whereby they obtained personal data of up to 87 million Americans. It seems the investigations have continued, and escalated.
#3 Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Hired Actress with Socialist Handlers
Mr. Reagan, published a video on social media, breaking down how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of many actresses auditioning for ‘Justice Democrats’ – an organization that recruits actresses to run for political positions, so they can fulfill their agenda. Titled ‘The Real Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,’ he reveals that Justice Democrats held auditions in 2017 for potential congressional candidates they wanted to run on their platform. They put out a casting call in 2016 and AOC’s brother submitted her for the “nomination”.
Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director for Justice Democrats conveyed that “they had received over 10,000 nominations, and out of those, they found Alexandria.” They don’t even try to hide this. AOC has no political background whatsoever. So, who’s running the show and pulling the strings for her social media platforms, interviews, and documents being drafted up?
AOC is a puppet congresswoman with dangerous handlers including Saikat Chakrabarti, and the mastermind behind it all – Cenk Uygur. This video is packed full of evidence, and anyone who has followed AOC can easily make these connections. Her staff has an extremely socialist agenda.
This video spread like wildfire, reaching over 1.5 million views in under a week, as well as mainstream news. This is a MUST WATCH:
AOC’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti saw this video for himself and responded in a twitter thread, claiming that AOC writes her own speeches, controls her own social media, isn’t coached, and is a very intelligent woman who can talk about policy issues in depth for hours because “she really knows what she’s talking about.”
As Chakrabarti makes these claims, he is facing an FEC complaint filed against him alleging that he funneled nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees that he established to private companies that he also controlled.
#4 Ex-FBI Lisa Page’s Revealing Transcripts Released
The House Judiciary Committee Republicans released 205 pages of transcripts from Ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page’s closed-door interview last year. Social media platforms quickly propagated with numerous discrepancies between her testimony and others who had testified, throwing timelines into the wind, revealing a text that indicated there was an “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald Trump. Her testimony also indicated the Obama administration’s role in letting Hillary Clinton off the hook for her alleged handling of classified information.
What’s most interesting, is her statement in the transcript regarding agents also criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as reported by the Washington Post.
“Many of us in law enforcement dislike the subject of our investigations. We are not keen on pedophiles and fraudsters and spies and human traffickers. That is fine. What would be impermissible is to take that harsh language and to act in some way that was illegal or against the rules. And we don’t do it.”
Even president Trump chimed in on the release, and added, “Much more to come!” – leaving many hopeful that additional declassified documents will drop soon.
The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine. Hopefully, justice will finally be served. Much more to come!
Jeff Carlson, a journalist for Epoch Times, dropped a doozy of a report on Friday regarding David Kramer’s unsealed deposition, who is a longtime associate of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz). Kramer had contact with at least 14 members of the media regarding the Steele dossier (unverified allegations against Donald Trump during his campaign).
Carlson took to Twitter to lay out the timeline from his report, indicating McCain’s ties, as well as others.
David Kramer provided updates to Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, former MI6 spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, and other members of the media regarding McCain’s meeting with FBI Director James Comey. Kramer revealed he had contact with at least 14 members of the media regarding the Steele dossier. The contacts are included in the report. Kramer gave a full copy of the unverified dossier to National Security Council member Celeste Wallander, Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Speaker Paul Ryan’s CoS, Jonathan Burks. He confirmed he was BuzzFeed News’ source for the dossier that BuzzFeed published on January 10, 2017. McCain denied every providing a copy of the dossier to BuzzFeed.
Steele had produced a final memo dated December 13, 2016. According to UK court documents, Kramer, on behalf of McCain, had asked Steel to provide any further intelligence that he had gathered relating to “alleged Russian interference in the US Presidential election.” Notably, it appears it was this request from McCain that led Steele to produce this Dec. 13 memo. Although Kramer did not provide a date, he said he received the final Steele memo sometime after “Senator McCain had provided the dossier to Directory Comey.”
Kramer showed a copy of the dossier to BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger on December 29, 2016, during a meeting at the McCain Institute, which was closed for the holiday that entire week. Kramer testified that Bensinger “asked me if he could take photos of them on his–I assume it was an iPhone. I asked him not to. He said he was a slow reader, he wanted to read it. And so I said, you know, I got a phone call to make, and I had to go to the bathroom…”
On January 5, 2017, Obama held an undisclosed White House meeting to discuss the ICA – and the attached summation of the dossier – with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, FBI Directory James Comey, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. The following day Comey then met with President-elect Trump to inform him of the dossier. Comey would only inform Trump of the “salacious” details contained within the dossier.
Shortly after Comey’s meeting with Trump, both the meeting and the existence of the dossier were leaked to CNN. Comey: “Media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook. I said it was important that we not give them the excuse to write that the FBI had the material.
On January 10, 2017, CNN disclosed the existence of the dossier and Comey’s briefing. Immediately following the CNN story, BuzzFeed published the Steele dossier. When this happened, Kramer said, “I believe my words were ‘Holy shit.’” Kramer had been meeting with The Guardian’s Julian Borger when CNN reported on the dossier, and he quickly spoke with Steele, who “was shocked.”
The following day, January 11, 2017, Clapper issued a statement condemning the leaks – without revealing the fact that he was the source of the leak to CNN. In August 2017, CNN hired Clapper as its national security analyst.
#6 Federal Court Moves to Unseal Documents in Jeffrey Epstein Alleged Sex Trafficking Operation
On Monday, a federal court of appeals in New York gave multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his former partner Ghislaine Maxwell until March 19 to establish good cause as to why the documents from their prior case should remain sealed. If they fail to do so, the summary judgement and supporting documents will be made public. The court also reserved a ruling on additional documents in the civil case, which includes discovery materials.
Epstein was accused by more than 30 girls, most between the age of 13 and 16, of being lured to his mansion for sex acts. According to the Miami Herald, court and police records show that he then used those same girls to recruit more girls over a period of several years.
Just a few weeks ago, on February 22, a federal judge ruled that the deal made back in 2008 was illegal because former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta kept it from Epstein’s victims, which is in violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. They concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused. In a 33-page opinion, Judge Marra said: “prosecutors not only violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by not informing the victims, they also misled the girls into believing that the FBI’s sex trafficking case against Epstein was still ongoing — when in fact, prosecutors had secretly closed it after sealing the plea bargain from the public record. Epstein worked in concert with others to obtain minors not only for his own sexual gratification, but also for the sexual gratification of others.”
This 2008 plea deal gave Epstein and an untold number of others who weren’t named, immunity from federal prosecution. This non-prosecution agreement is now a big focus of the Justice Department’s investigation.
#7 “Pitbull” Andrew Weissmann is Leaving Special Counsel
Thursday’s big story was that Mueller may be wrapping up his report, being as Weissmann will be stepping down. According to Sara Carter’s report, Weissmann was handpicked by Mueller to join the Special Counsel’s Office investigation into the alleged collusion and obstruction between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.
For anyone who has heard Defense Attorney Sidney Powell speak on Weissmann’s tactics, or read her book Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, it is quite evident that Weissmann needs to be investigated. Powell has stated that Weissmann destroyed evidence in the Arthur Anderson case. Despite this, Powell won the case against Weissmann in the Supreme Court, but only after they had destroyed the company’s reputation.
It seems Weissmann is a dirty player, and has been reported to the Department of Justice Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as reprimanded for withholding evidence, in past years. While on this special counsel for Mueller, he was directly involved with the prosecution of Paul Manafort.
As of Friday morning, Republican lawmakers requested documents, communications, and questions answered regarding both Weissman and his colleague DOJ prosecutor Zainab Ahmad. This is all due to Bruce Ohr’s testimony regarding the Russia Trump robe, where he testified that he had met with Weissmann and Ahmad in the summer of 2016 to alert them that the anti-Trump dossier had not been vetted and that Steele was extremely bias against Trump.
On March 1, lawmakers sent a 7-page letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting information about actions taken or not taken by Weissmann and Ahmad after they met with Ohr:
This development raises questions about the impartiality and independence of Weissmann and Ahmad as senior members of the Special Counsel investigation. We write to determine what steps both Weissmann and Ahmad took to apprise Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the Justice Department of their contacts with Ohr and the substance of those meetings before their assignment to the Special Counsel’s office.
According to NPR Weissmann is leaving to teach at New York University. With any luck, investigations will interrupt that endeavor.
Speaking of Mueller:
There is currently a book being sold on Amazon called ‘The Mueller Report,’ authored by Robert S. Mueller III, with a prologue written by Alan Dershowitz. It already boasts a “Best Seller” flag by Amazon and is available for preorder with a release date of March 26, 2019. The Washington Post also has a book titled ‘The Mueller Report,’ authored by Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky, with a preorder release date of March 26, 2019, as well. Both are available at Target as well. Of course, the New York Times couldn’t be left out, so they too have ‘The Mueller Report’ on preorder for March 26th – yet their book only appears to be for sale at Target. Interesting.
The book authored by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller states the following on Amazon:
THE MARCH 26, 2019 PUBLICATION DATE IS A PLACEHOLDER. WE WILL PUBLISH OUR EDITION OF THE MUELLER REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER IT IS RELEASED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
The obvious questions on most people’s minds are – do they already have the full report since these books are already written? Likely. Are they trying to control the narrative the moment the report is released to the public? That’s a hard yes. Does this mean the report is most likely going to be released within the next couple of weeks? Likely, but there is always a chance of delay with these folks.
#8 50 Big Names Charged or Indicted in College Admission Pay-Off Scheme
The story broke on Tuesday, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston describing it as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted in the country. This is a $25 million scam that involves actors and actresses, exam administrators, athletic coaches, corporate giants, wealthy connected parents, high-ranking lawyers, real estate moguls and a media company owner – all buying their children’s way into colleges.
The schools involved include Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, The University of Southern California, and Wake Forest. Some of the parents charged are actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the wife of an NFL legend, owner of a Napa Valley winery, equity investor William McGlashan. Huffman’s husband William H. Macy was not charged, but was caught on a wiretap discussing the scheme.
From submitting fraudulent test scores to fake athletic credentials, which they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for, some of the parents claim to have hidden this from their children. It’s unclear as to what will happen to the students who were admitted. Meanwhile, a class-action suit has been filed against several universities by applicants who were denied admission and affected by the scandal.
Apparently, a man by the name of William “Rick” Singer had been helping parents get their children into selective schools since at least 2011. According to the Washington Post, Singer reportedly bragged to one parent that he had facilitated 761 admissions through “side doors,” which was his term for this scheme.
FBI agents were tipped off by a man they had been investigating for securities fraud. He led them to a Rudolph Meredith, the woman’s soccer coach at Yale, who had suggested the man could get his child into the school with a bribe. Once the FBI arranged a recorded meeting between the two men in a Boston hotel room, FBI agents approached Meredith, at which point he agreed to cooperate in providing evidence against others that were also involved in this scheme.
Everyone knows that this has been going on forever – the wealthy buying their way into everything, including their child’s admission into college. However, by this being publicly disclosed, it opens the doors for further investigations into colleges and Ivy League schools that have been involved in far greater pay-to-play schemes.
One such scheme are Ivy League schools producing documentation as evidence to back a theory that an NGO needs in order to proceed with their work and/or receive federal funding to do so. Such is the example of the Harvard Consensus Statement on Antiretroviral Treatment for AIDS in Poor Countries. What makes this one particularly fascinating is the fact that it was spearheaded by Jeffrey Sachs and signed by 148 faculty, including Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer. These are the very people utilizing this “evidence” as proof to carry out their own agendas.
#9 Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats
On Wednesday, Breitbart News published an article reporting on their exclusive interview with President Trump in the Oval Office. Trump told Breitbart News that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas to people he thinks should have been investigated on the political left, and because Republicans no longer have the majority in the House, Ryan protected people that may have gotten away with whatever they did that warranted investigation.
Trump also told Breitbart that he believes the left plays a tougher game even though he thinks that the people on the right are tougher.
#10 New Mexico Terrorist Camp Superseding Indictment – FINALLY
Most will recall the horrific terrorist training camp discovered last year in New Mexico where a group resided in a filthy situation, filled with firearms and ammunition, and a deceased child. They were originally indicted on September 11, 2018, and two judges dismissed charges against three of the defendants because the office of District Attorney Donald Gallegos failed to schedule a court hearing to prove they had probable cause for their arrest, within 10 days. Everyone could see with their own eyes that this was a terrorist training camp, and feared the worst.
On Wednesday, A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, New Mexico returned a superseding indictment on March 13 charging Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations.
The Department of Justice press release states, in part:
As alleged in the superseding indictment, these defendants conspired to provide material support in preparation for violent attacks against officers and employees of the United States. According to the superseding indictment, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj gathered firearms and ammunition, and all of the defendants transported people, firearms, and ammunition across state lines and constructed a training compound where they stored firearms and ammunition. The superseding indictment further alleges that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Morton constructed and maintained a firing range at the compound where they engaged in firearms and tactical training for other compound occupants, and that Leveille and Morton attempted to recruit others to their cause.
The superseding indictment also charges Leveille, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, and Morton with conspiring to attack and kill officers and employees of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1117. It was a part and an object of the conspiracy that the defendants would kill officers and employees of the United States, specifically, Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, government officials, and military personnel.
The superseding indictment also charges Leveille, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhanah Wahhaj, and Morton with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. According to the superseding indictment, they kidnapped a child under the age of eighteen in Georgia and transported the child to New Mexico, where they concealed and held the child, resulting in the child’s death.
The superseding indictment also includes the charges from the original indictment. All of the defendants are currently in custody awaiting trial.
Perhaps this will set precedent in investigating the 22 Islamic compounds operating throughout the U.S., that FBI documents confirm.
#11 Jim Jordan Grills Adam Schiff in Classic Social Media Style
On Tuesday, in a series of tweets, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) fired at Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) regarding Schiff and his staff prepping Michael Cohen before his hearing, failing to disclose his meeting with Glen Simpson in Aspen, falsely claim in his memo that Bruce Ohr hadn’t communicated his relationship with Christopher Steel to the FBI prior to the 2016 election, and questioned why Schiff tried to block Congress from learning that the Clinton campaign paid for the dossier. That’s quite a list.
On Thursday, Democrats and a dozen Republican senators blocked President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border.
The 12 Republican Defectors Were:
Immediately following the vote, President Trump tweeted:
I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!
And by late afternoon Friday, President Trump vetoed it, and signed an executive order on ‘Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Transnational Criminal Organizations.’
UPDATE: This critical news hit late Friday, after this article was already written, therefore, it is being included as #13 below.
#13 Former Defense Intelligence Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying for China
Former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) operative Ron Rockwell Hansen, pleaded guilty on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the District of Utah, in connection with his attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China.
Hansen retired from the U.S. Army as a Warrant Officer with a background in signals intelligence and human intelligence. DIA hired Hansen as a civilian intelligence case officer in 2006, and had held a top secret clearance for many years.
Hansen is fluent in Mandarin-Chinese and Russian, and in early 2014, agents of a Chinese intelligence service targeted Hansen for recruitment and he began meeting with them regularly in China. Hansen began providing information to them in exchange for $800,000 over the course of four years. Between May 24, 2016 and June 2, 2018, he solicited from an intelligence case officer working for the DIA national defense, information that Hansen knew the Chinese intelligence service would find valuable. Hansen advised the case officer how to record and transmit classified information without detection, and how to hide and launder funds received. The DIA case officer reported Hansen’s conduct and became a confidential source for the FBI.
On June 2, 2018, Hansen received the solicited documents containing national defense information, from the case officer. The classified information contained documents related to the United States military readiness in a particular region. Hansen took notes, put some of it to memory, and concealed notes about the material in the text of an electronic document that he was planning to prepare at the airport before heading to China. He knew the information he planned on turning over to Chinese Intelligence was to be used to the injury of the United States.
Hansen, 58 of Syracuse, Utah, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to gather or deliver national defense information to aid a foreign government. The plea agreement has an agreed upon sentence of 15 years and sentencing is set for September 24th.
Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber said China demonstrated its reach, “even right here in Utah.”
This Weeks Manipulation Tactics – In The News
….According to Copenhagen Pride and Vice’s agency Virtue. They believe that gender isn’t necessarily binary, a matter of man or woman, masculine or feminine, so they have set out to create a genderless digital voice called Q. They also believe that having a digital male or female voice is “stereotyping.” That’s a new one.
While “gender equality”, “gender neutral,” and “genderless” continues to be pushed by this New World Order to create a completely genderless society, emasculate men, advance AI, and simultaneously create an army of so-called feminists for added cognitive dissonance – according to the Williams Institute, it is estimated that only 0.6% of U.S. adults identify as transgender. “Gays” and lesbians have a male/female preference, so it’s likely they prefer a male/female voice. Yet, according to this group – “the world needs this right now!”
Most people began reading this and had to double-check to be sure they weren’t reading an article by The Onion. Indeed, this was published by USA Today, with the opening sentence – “The air that Americans breathe isn’t equal,” followed up with – “This new research quantifies for the first time the racial gap between who causes air pollution, and who breathes it.”
They go so far as to get a quote from an African-American Texas Southern University public affairs professor. “These findings confirm what most grassroots environmental justice leaders have known for decades, whites are dumping their pollution on poor people and people of color,” said Robert Bullard.
The Mayor of NY city, Bill de Blasio announced that “Meatless Mondays” will expand to all New York City public schools beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. This means, children will be served vegetarian meals on Mondays. Some may find this to be just fine for their child, but they would be missing the bigger picture – choice has been removed, and a decision has been made for your children without your consent.
This is also being done so as to push a “climate change” agenda. His words speak to this:
“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” De Blasio said. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
This Storm is Electrifying!
There’s a storm brewing alright, and if you still don’t believe anything is happening, start following along more closely, because things are speeding up. Just look at what’s been taking place in the Arkansas Swamp. Or how about the World Bank President retiring three years early, then suddenly news hits about an arm of the World Bank being sued by Supreme Court ruling – for the first time in history. What about the fact that all of the churches are finally being exposed for the pedophile, child sex trafficking nests that they are? Don’t be blissfully oblivious – it’s time to wake up, put on your armor, take action and join in this battle for justice, freedom, and a better world for future generations.
This electrifying storm is not going to slow down anytime soon. This battle will bring about serious change – some good, some not so pleasant. Pay attention, and communicate with those around you so they are prepared for an enormous amount of disclosure that may shock them. Don’t just grab a seat in this movie theater – play a role in steering all of this for the betterment of mankind.
Article posted with permission from Corey Lynn, originally published at CoreysDigs.com
There is a continuing trend when it comes to the issue of terrorism. With increasing regularity, acts of terror committed by radical Muslims are ignored while the white Christian male gradually becomes the new threat. The shooting in New Zealand for example, is being called an act of terrorism. The white male shooter, being portrayed as a white supremacist, was said to be triggered by a hatred of immigrants. In the United States, when a Muslim commits a mass shooting, he is portrayed as a crazy individual who isn’t motivated by religious fundamentalism. When a white male commits a mass shooting, he is referred to as an angry right-wing extremist driven by an anti-government ideology. Don’t misunderstand, the shooting in New Zealand was most certainly a terrorist attack complete with socio-political objectives. The point of this article, however, will be to show the deliberate attempts to change the public’s perception of what extremism is and the efforts to shield Muslim extremists from any criticism.
(Personal note: This author believes all peaceful people have the fundamental right to pray without fear of violence. The real people at fault are the ones who deny law-abiding people their inalienable right to armed defense. Some reports suggest it took police more than a half hour to respond to the situation in New Zealand.)
Since the beginning of 2019 more than 120 Christians have been slaughtered by radical Islamic militants in Nigeria. Many people don’t know this because it isn’t reported in the news. In fact, throughout 2018 the thousands killed in the African nation have led some to believe that a literal genocide is occurring. In the United States, the left wing press has reported that anti-government, right-wing extremists are responsible for more acts of terror on our soil than radical Muslims. For instance, Time reported since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed by white supremacists than by Islamic terrorists. This is a ridiculous assertion as in each case the number is rather insignificant, and the September 11th attacks took the lives of thousands in the first place.
There is a worldwide effort to criminalize any criticism of Muslims. According to The Clarion Project, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has launched a global initiative to “correct” the public’s perception of Islam where one of the goals is seemingly to disconnect the images of the Islamic faith from any acts of terror. In 2011, The Obama administration pushed through UN resolution 16/18, which was pushed by the OIC. This resolution essentially criminalizes criticism of Islam by equating any negative speech to potential threats of violence. Recently, Fox News hostess Jeanine Pirro has fallen under increased scrutiny in response to her comments about Representative IIhan Omar. Furthermore, the New York City Police Department and the FBI, likely as a result of the UN resolution have removed all references to Islamic terrorism from their training manuals. The focus is now on alleged right-wing extremism, or white nationalism. As time goes on, and younger generations are brought up under these guidelines, the reality of Islamic terrorism will be non-existent in the minds of our law enforcement officers.
It is ironic that one of the motivations listed in the manifesto of the New Zealand killer is immigration because according to the United States Department of Homeland Security report a concern about illegal immigration is enough to have someone considered a potential threat.
(U) Illegal Immigration
(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages. They also opposed free trade agreements, arguing that these arrangements resulted in Americans losing jobs to countries such as Mexico.
(U//FOUO) Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point, and recruiting tool. Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent.
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence. If such violence were to occur, it likely would be isolated, small-scale, and directed at specific immigration-related targets.
It is also ironic that such an event occurred days before Senator Lindsey Graham holds a hearing on his nation Red Flag gun confiscation bill. After the shooting in New Zealand, it is entirely possible that anyone questioning illegal immigration could be viewed as suspect in the eyes of an ignorant public.
In the eighteen years since the September 11 attacks, Americans have been conditioned through a process called Associationism to view people who support the second amendment, oppose illegal immigration and question the government as potential terrorists. Associationism refers to how human beings learn by associating ideas. According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy the ideas of associative learning can be traced back to David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. Hume’s theory elaborated on how a person’s perceptions are influenced by previous experience. Furthermore, Hume believed that there was no idea that existed in a person’s mind that was not first shaped by a previous experience. Associative theories of learning were later expanded on by Ivan Pavlov when he developed his theories on classical conditioning. Essentially, it was discovered that trained responses to a given stimulus can be replicated by simply replacing one stimulus with another. For nearly two decades now we have been inundated with images of Islamic terrorism (stimulus) which provoked feelings of fear and panic. This stimulus was accepted by the American people due the nature of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Slowly and ever so surely, this stimulus is being replaced with suggestions of right-wing extremism. Which, because of the already preconditioned perception of terror, is easily provoking the same pre-conditioned response. In other words, the word terror is now being associated with images of patriotic Americans standing up for their rights.
We are approaching a dangerous time. If the Red Flag laws pass and become national it will virtually create a closed society where everyone will be suspect of everyone. People will no longer speak freely for fear of being labeled a potential extremist and having a Red Flag order placed against them. They will no longer seek help if they are experiencing mental duress for the same fear. The more people resist such unconstitutional actions the more people expressing patriotic sentiment will be viewed as extremists and a potential threat to themselves or others. Every time an event like the one in New Zealand occurs the more this narrative will develop. Donald Trump not only supports the idea of Red Flag confiscation laws he agrees with Clinton on the idea of preventing people on the terror watch list from buying guns. According to the DHS you are suspected of being an extremist if you oppose immigration or are concerned about infringement on your gun rights. How are they going to determine who or who isn’t a potential terrorist? Donald Trump has also stated that he believes large purchases of ammunition and body armor should be considered “red flags.” Many of the Red Flag bills being passed at the state level suggest simply purchasing a firearm is enough to have an individual “red flagged.” Where is this going to end?
My friends, it could be time for me to be saying goodbye. Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill. I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now.
This is no exaggeration. Meeting in Istanbul, the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban “Islamophobia,” which means criticism of Islam, including analysis of the motivating ideology fueling jihad terror. IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said Friday: “IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims.”
Since analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror is routinely smeared as “hatred of Islam and Muslims,” this will likely outlaw all such analysis and make opposition to jihad terror effectively impossible.
And these bans are very likely coming. In America, they won’t take the form of actual laws forbidding criticism of Islam (although remember that Tom Perez, the current head of the Democratic National Committee, refused to rule out the implementation of such laws a few years ago, when he was Assistant Attorney General in the Obama administration). They’re more likely to take the form of a complete deplatforming. We will be able to speak, but no one will be able to hear us, as we won’t be allowed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest.
IUMS was not alone. Saudi King Salman tweeted: “The heinous massacre that targeted worshippers in the mosque in New Zealand is a terrorist act, and it reaffirms the responsibility of the international community in combating hate speech and terrorism that is not condoned by religions or the values of tolerance.” Apparently, terrorism that is condoned by religions is fine with him, as in “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60). But by “hate speech” he almost certainly means honest discussion of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence.
Domestically, the call for censorship came from the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has for years been trying to shut down all opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. They have succeeded in fooling many people into thinking that it is “bigotry” and “racism” to oppose jihad terror, and have made those who discuss the motivating ideology behind jihad terror toxic in the public square. Now Hamas-linked CAIR is attempting to use the New Zealand massacre to achieve total victory: the complete closure of all media platforms to foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression.
In its press conference on the New Zealand mosque shootings, CAIR top dog Nihad Awad (pictured above) named Donald Trump as responsible for the massacre, despite the fact that in the murderer’s insane “manifesto,” he asks himself: “Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?,” and answers: “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policymaker and leader? Dear god no.” The “symbol of renewed white identity” part is all that the media is quoting. He never says he was incited to violence by Trump, or says anything about Trump and Muslims at all.
Awad also named Pamela Geller and me: “Years ago when another terrorist attacked in Norway he quoted islamophobes like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.” Yes, he also quoted Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy and Charles Darwin and a host of others. He said he was inspired to violent actions by al-Qaeda. Awad does not, of course, say anything about that.
Anyway, CAIR’s press conference was a full-court press for censorship, and it painted, yet again, a large target on our backs for increasingly unhinged and violent Leftists, as well as jihadis. CAIR calls for a total silencing on all platforms of so-called “hate groups,” i.e., those who dare to note that jihad terrorists are inspired by Islamic texts and teachings. It is likely that the social media giants will comply; it will not be at all surprising if they succeed in getting us completely silenced.
Not surprisingly, it was in Britain that police moved most swiftly on this. The BBC reported Saturday that “a 24-year old from Oldham” was arrested for a social media post “making reference and support for the terrible events” in New Zealand. Approving of a massacre is disgusting, and if he was calling for or approving of violence then there is no justification for that. At the same time, the BBC report says: “Social media firms and some news outlets have been criticised for sharing livestream footage of the attack and failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms.”
Calling for or justifying a massacre of innocent people is one thing. But that “failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms” is quite another. For years now, Leftists and Islamic supremacists have insisted that opposing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women and others constitutes “far-right extremism.” So it is likely that those who will be shut down will not be limited solely to people such as this “24-year-old from Oldham” who was “making reference and support for the terrible events.” It will include foes of jihad terror.
If and when we are all silenced, however, the jihad will not stop. The multicultural paradise will not dawn on the planet; in fact, there will be more jihad violence and strife than ever. There just won’t be anyone around who dares to oppose it.
Every few weeks, some political or national figure demands a national conversation about race. (Most recently, Senator Kamala Harris insisted, “We have not had these honest discussions about race.”)
What does a conversation about race mean? Invariably, an indictment of the fundamental unfairness of our country, the historical roots of racism in white supremacy, and the national guilt of white people.
Or, to put it more simply, why Senator Kamala Harris deserves to be in the White House.
We don’t have national conversations about anti-Semitism because the problem can’t be narrowed down to an easily blamed demographic. The Democrats invariably try to blame anti-Semitism on the usual suspects, white male Republicans living more than two hundred miles from a Starbucks, but the largest toll of violent anti-Semitic attacks tend to fall on New York City’s black neighborhoods.
There is no single demographic for anti-Semitism. It’s a bigotry blasted out by Farrakhan supporters in Crown Heights, but it’s also harbored by white Elizabeth Warren supporters in Chelsea. Rep. Ilhan Omar is an immigrant from Somalia, a country with no Jews, but picked up the bigotry from Arab Muslims. And some of the worst anti-Semites aren’t black or white, Muslim or Christian, they’re Jewish in origin.
Even on the internet, some of the most militant anti-Semitic figures came from Jewish families.
There’s also no easy root cause to blame it on, like slavery. The origins of anti-Semitism lie in the distant past. Its earliest example may be the biblical Pharaoh turning on the Jewish inhabitants of Egypt. Jews encompass race, religion and culture. And anti-Semitism also encompasses racism, religious hatred and cultural hostility. It’s why people of Jewish origin can be anti-Semitic, hating not themselves, but Jews.
Anti-Semitism defies easy origin theories or solutions. And those are the things that politics is based on.
Leftists try to reduce anti-Semitism to a problem of the white male majority. But even a casual glance at hate crimes statistics show that’s nonsense. The solution, diversity, seems to make anti-Semitism worse, not better. The growth areas for anti-Semitism are found in diverse urban areas and college campuses.
Nobody thinks that the Kamala Harris or Obama solution, electing a Jewish president, would work.
There’s no political solution to anti-Semitism. And it is capable of infecting any part of the Democrat base, no matter how privileged or enlightened, oppressed or intersectional, with no immunities. It has no obvious root cause that can be fixed with social policies like affirmative action. It stubbornly refuses to have its expressions be limited to the convenient ideological narratives of leftist social justice.
Is it any wonder that the Democrats don’t want to talk about anti-Semitism? But that’s a mistake because grappling with anti-Semitism would allow them to understand why their policies don’t work.
Anti-Semitism has been around for thousands of years. Its existence defies the comforting idea that we can just get rid of racism by having national conversations about it. Tribal hatreds are part of human nature. We can be better people. But we’ll never be so angelic that we will stop hating other people.
America is the least anti-Semitic, and also the least racist country in the world. That didn’t happen because of national conversations about race, but because we learned to value each other as people. There’s no sign that the constant public indictment of white people has made America more tolerant. Instead, it deepened grievances, nurtured hatreds and brought division where there had been unity.
Immigrants are more likely to be anti-Semitic than Americans. Rep. Omar’s defenders have acknowledged this in a backhanded way. What this really means is that America’s approach to racism, defusing it through natural coexistence, actually works. Immigrants don’t have anything to teach us about race. Americans have something to teach them about getting along with different people.
Lefties insist on treating immigrants like Rep. Omar as being morally superior to us when it comes to racism because they come from minority groups. But, as Omar showed us, minorities, especially when emigrating from majoritarian societies, are morally inferior to us when it comes to prejudices.
Democrats try to reduce bigotry to a majoritarian prejudice, but minorities can hate majorities. And minorities (and majorities) can hate themselves. There are white people who hate white people and black people who hate black people. Bigotry spreads socially, but it can also grow in the humid darkness of the human soul. Social conditions make the transmission of racism more likely, but bad ideas can infect anyone. Forgetting that is the best possible vector for becoming infected by them.
The Democrats are more likely to come down with a bad case of bigotry because of their own moral superiority. The more they insist on their own tolerance and categorize bigotry as a Republican problem, the more vulnerable they become to coming down with the virus of hatred while denying they have it.
Anti-Semitism is one of the more common leftist infections because it’s been around long enough to be mutable, adapting its memetic strain to any ideology or group, and because they don’t understand it.
Leftists believe that anti-Semitism is a bigotry of unsophisticated backwoods racists. And since they have a PhD, and a 500 square foot apartment above a Starbucks, they can’t be anti-Semites. They know exactly what bad people look like, they have spent most of their lives studying that very question (and identifying them as white male southerners) and everything they know says they aren’t the bad guys.
That’s not just true of anti-Semitism. But it is more obviously and inescapably true of anti-Semitism.
Democrats only want to fight bigotry that makes them look good. It’s why they inveigh against anti-black racism while celebrating anti-white racism. It’s also why anti-Semitism makes them so uncomfortable.
If anti-Semitism only existed on the other side, as they insist, they could wholeheartedly fight it. And if it existed only on their side, they could just as wholeheartedly defend and excuse it. But anti-Semitism transcends those neat lines leaving them with the troubling feeling that their worldview is wrong.
And so the Democrats can neither fully condemn nor excuse anti-Semitism. They try instead to live in a world where anti-Semitism only exists on the other side, only to be reminded rudely that it doesn’t.
Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments were one of many rude reminders, not only of the moral hazard of mainstreaming Islamists, and of the deeper root of anti-Semitism among their new coalition of leftists and minority identitarians, but that the progressive understanding of the problem of bigotry is wrong.
Anti-Semitism demonstrates that bigotry can fester among minorities at least as much as majorities, that oppression can co-exist with privilege, and that national dialogues don’t make bigotry go away.
Leftists have fought their War on Racism through a narrow ideological lens. But ideology can just as easily incubate bigotry, as oppose it, based on its own biases and priorities. That is what the reaction to Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments are shown. Ideology is not an antidote to bigotry. Decency is.
Bigotry thrives in tribal environments. Ideological tribalism nurtured the anti-Semitism of the Nazis and the Communists in the last century just as it nurtures the tribal anti-Semitism of the identitarians, fanatics, supremacists, and conspiracy theorists of the extremist movements of the new century.
Ideological tribalism doesn’t just make a society more bigoted, it normalizes its existing bigotries.
The Democrats have been hijacked by ideological fanatics who extend the umbrella of their cause over their bigotries. That umbrella protected Rep. Omar as it has Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and many others.
The ideological umbrella did not invent Sharpton’s gutter anti-Semitism, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes”, no more than it invented Rep. Omar’s latest bigotry outbreak. What it does is normalize it by framing existing bigotries within the worldview of its political movement.
Leftists turned Sharpton’s anti-Semitism and Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism into the outcry of the oppressed, normalizing and mainstreaming tribal bigotries into the bloodstream of a movement.
As long as the Democrats choose leftism over liberalism, and ideology over decency, the toxic strains of anti-Semitism within every one of their factions will meld with their movement. Each outcry about anti-Semitism will lead to a backlash that will mainstream those attitudes, as the response to Rep. Omar did.
That is what Rep. Omar has been doing, trolling Jews by deliberately provoking outrage that will force her movement to either disavow her or embrace her bigotry. Like her Islamic counterparts in UK’s Labour, Omar has gambled correctly that her political allies will choose anti-Semitism over apology.
The complaints by Jews about anti-Semitism will be used to justify anti-Semitic attitudes toward Jews. The best defense against accusations of anti-Semitism by a political movement that has come to understand that a sizable portion of its base will refuse to stop engaging in anti-Semitic behavior, is to embrace anti-Semitism. After failing to rebuke Rep. Omar, the Democrats have taken the first step.
When they have taken a few more, the Democrats will no longer be a party with an anti-Semitism problem, they will be an anti-Semitic party.
A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire and current events sure make it look like we’re watching it happen in real time.
I spend a fair bit of time scanning the news every day for my site, Preppers Daily News. And some days, I just have to shake my head as I realize that people are so desperate for…something…that they just keep going to further and further extremes to try and find that elusive thing their lives are missing.
The more I read, the more likeness I see to Sir John Glubb’s essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. (It’s only 24 pages and you should definitely read it – it’s brilliant.) Sir Glubb wrote this outstanding work when he was 79 years old, after a lifetime of being a soldier, traveling the world, and analyzing history. It’s well worth a read as he goes into detail about the fall of empires past.
The final stage of the end of an empire is the Age of Decadence. Some signs of this age are political dissensions (Antifa, anyone?), an influx of foreigners (Europe, anyone?), the welfare state (America, anyone?), despair (350 million people diagnosed), depravity (see below), and the rise of frivolity as people try to fill lives that have less and less meaning.
This video is a brief synopsis of the signs of an empire that is near its end.
A synopsis I read makes Glubb’s theory entirely applicable to modern society:
In the age of decadence many people choose to behave in ways that are unsustainable, apparently unaware of the consequences. They indulge in excessive, often conspicuous, consumption. An absurdly wealthy elite emerges, but instead of repelling the masses it is admired and celebrated. Those outside the elite aspire to similar levels of consumption, and are encouraged by the availability of cheap credit. People become convinced that increased consumption is the key to happiness, but in its pursuit they become measurably less happy. As David Morgan says, “you can never get enough of what you don’t need.”
At this point in the life cycle of an empire frivolity, as Glubb calls it, comes to the fore. In order to distract people from what’s really going on, the economy creates diversions. Voyeurism becomes central to culture: the gladiatorial spectacles in decadent Rome are mirrored in today’s ‘reality’ television. People become fixated on celebrity as the genuinely noteworthty become understandably camera shy. These invented celebrities are ‘famous’ just for being famous…
…Debauchery is another recurring theme at the end of empire. Society develops a strangely immature obsession with sex. People drink themselves to the point of unconsciousness and shamelessly collapse in the street. In Roman times, binge drinkers were left to their fate. Today’s debauchery is supervised by the police; its ‘victims’ are taken care of by hard-pressed health care professionals, placing further pressure on the public purse. And, all the while, supermarkets and corporations make a killing selling discounted booze to people barely old enough to buy it. This is our modern-day bread and circuses, with obese citizens literally becoming a burden on the state.
But the small can never satisfy the large. Cheap pleasures fail to compensate for the absence of meaning in so many people’s lives. A hankering for something greater remains…growing numbers are denied access to work; they can find no meaningful involvement in their community, so their potential goes unfulfilled. When people are prevented from fulfilling their potential, they often self-destruct. (source)
By “Empire,” I’m not referring specifically just to the United States in particular, but Western Civilization in general. We’re watching our friends in Europe go down the same path. How can anyone look at the following stories and think that we are all okay and that this is sustainable?
NOTE: The story below isn’t pretty and there is adult content. If you are offended by adult content, take my word for it and do not read on. If you do read on, don’t get mad that you read adult content and complain in the comments. Thanks. DL
Never have America and Europe seen their citizens more at odds. Here in the United States, the last election caused more division than any other in history. Friendships and family relationships ended over who people’s voting choices. Once Trump was inaugurated, things didn’t settle down. There are still groups who want to overthrow the “Trump-Pence regime.” Some students can’t even tolerate the existence of those with opposite beliefs.
A Hollywood fixture has been accused of assaulting and harassing dozens of women, which led thousands of other women to share their horror stories with a #MeToo hashtag on Twitter. I have seen report after report recently of teachers having sex with their high school students.
Sexuality is being introduced to our children far too early, For example, libraries around the country are having “Drag Queen Story Hour.” A picture is worth a thousand words.
Drag Queen Story Hour aims to give young children “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” according to the programme’s website…
…The Drag Queen Story Hour site explains that the event “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood”.
“In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
The programme “happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the world!”
I actually don’t have an issue with adults who are drag queens – heck, I sang along at a show in Vegas, and as a libertarian, I believe that consenting adults can do what they want. I have not raised my kids to mistreat others because of their sexuality. They’d be in massive trouble if they did. I did, however, manage to teach them to be kind individuals without taking them to Drag Queen Story Hour when they were 3.
Let me be absolutely clear that while I don’t think Drag Queen Story Hour is an attempt to sexually abuse children, it does lead me to the over-sexualization of kids. I don’t even know the names of all the genders and sexualities that are being claimed and LBGT keeps adding so many initials, I can’t keep up. No wonder kids are confused. I’m confused and I’m a grown-up.
Decades ago, anything on TV before 9 o’clock was pretty innocent. We didn’t have laptops and cell phones that allowed us to learn way too much, way too soon. We didn’t take quizzes on Buzzfeed to see if we were ready to have anal sex that night and we didn’t turn to Teen Vogue to learn about oral sex. These days, Teen Vogue is racier than Cosmo was in the early 80s. How do we protect our children’s innocence in this environment? How do we let them just be kids and find their own ways? Heck, even in Disney movies, everyone’s gotta have a love interest. Why?
Normalization of pedophilia
Children are exposed to far too much, far too young. This makes them ripe targets for pedophiles. Let me be clear on this too. Pedophilia is always, always wrong and extraordinarily harmful to children.
Our website is intended to reduce the stigma attached to pedophilia by letting people know that a substantial number of pedophiles DO NOT molest children, and to provide peer support and information about available resources to help virtuous pedophiles remain law-abiding, and lead happy, productive lives. These are our stories. There are brief bios of the two founders of the site and collections of other personal stories. (source)
I keep wondering, are the people in charge of media trying to normalize this so that when they inevitably get outed for molesting children, no one will care? Watch this video about the rampant pedophilia in the entertainment industry – and then remember, these are the people who influence the views of the folks who idolize celebrities.
Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, was spotlighted for his incredibly disturbing art collection that showed the torture and murder of children. (Here is a shocking post with images found using “Tony and Heather Podesta’s art collection” as a search term.) And who can forget that sick “spirit cooking” scandal during the election? There are some things we simply cannot unsee.
Speaking of “art,” a Slovenian woman just won a prestigious art award for being “in seclusion” with her dogs for 3 months. Of course, for some of us, just hanging with pets sounds awesome, but we don’t hang out with pets like Maja Smrekar does. She breastfed a puppy and fertilized one of her eggs with what she says was a “fat cell” from another of her dogs. Mmm hmm.
This video that documents her “art” is another thing to add to the can’t-ever-unsee-it list. The jury that awarded her the prize said, “What is making this artwork so special is the total commitment of the artist.” Apparently, I just don’t understand art. Or commitment. Or what cool people do with their pets.
Bestiality is actually legal in these US states: Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. Apparently, parties are organized where people can engage in sex acts with animals. Publicly.
Not to be outdone, this gal is done with humanity altogether and says she now is…a cat. I wasn’t sure if this went in the bestiality section or where.
The emptiness of society
Perhaps people should first examine the depravity and frivolity that passes for art and entertainment these days. A walk in the woods to look at fall leaves will not suffice for much of the population.
People are so desperate for that rush of endorphins that they’re constantly seeking something more and more outrageous to give it to them. Normal things no longer give them that fleeting feeling of joy. Their own lives are so empty that they focus on the lives of people famous for being famous to fill them up.
When society is more interested in reality television than actual reality, how can we expect that same society will be invested in our future?
We have an already crowded field of candidates now, officially running for president in the 2020 elections who hope to gain enough traction to either get nominated at the DNC or have enough support to run as an independent. The only problem here is that most of them do not have a snowball’s chance of rising above the field of contenders and only two, or perhaps three stand a chance of facing president Trump in the 2020 general election.
Most, who are officially running, are a waste of time for many reasons, but primarily because they do not resonate with the people. These include Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Representatives Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard. These candidates, with the exception of Julian Castro, do not present themselves as likable people and have a proverbial wall separating them from the voters. Castro, on the other hand, is likable but seems unable to spark very much interest among voters. This is primarily because he doesn’t present a clear picture of just how electing he will improve the country.
Others, like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have lousy track records and excessive baggage to contend with. Sanders pretty much had it in the bag, last time around with enough delegates to challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination at the DNC, but rolled over when Clinton bribed him into quitting by buying him a lakeside vacation home, worth over a half a million dollars. You will not see it in the mainstream media, but if Sanders really wanted to be president, he could have, but instead, he chose to endorse her, after the bribe.
Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, is a total waste of everyone’s time and money because she is a known liar who was exposed after a DNA test proved she was not Native American as she claimed to be for decades. No one will elect quitters or known liars, so these two are going nowhere.
Other lesser-known candidates in the field will disappear soon, noticed by no one.
Joe Biden, more than likely, will end up running but will be seen as too old and moderate for the new Socialist Left.
Since the beginning, there have been only two people who could get nominated as the Democrat presidential candidate and actually give president Trump a decent run. They are Robert (Beto) O’Rourke and Eric Holder.
O’Rourke has burst on the political arena, after nearly defeating Sen. Ted Cruz for the Senate seat in Texas. Since then, O’Rourke has increased his political presence nationwide by speaking out at rallies and at small gatherings in bars and restaurants. Anywhere he can speak, he does.
The one big problem with O’Rourke is his message. He will not get elected by voters solely based on the issues of climate change and by heralding totally open borders. Even if his supporters agree with him on these two issues, most will want to hear how he intends to improve their lives as POTUS. Thus far, O’Rourke has not come up with any detailed plan on solving problems facing the country.
Eric Holder has not made any announcement that he will run for president. However, if he decides to run, he just may edge out O’Rourke after all the political smoke clears. Holder would be the most dangerous person to run in 2020 because of many reasons. For example, he is not your average white guy like O’Rourke and Biden and would have a great advantage with gaining support from everyone on the Left based on his race.
There is also the moderation factor, where Holder seems more moderate than the Socialists seeking to completely overthrow the government of the United States. This will be in his favor.
Holder would come into the picture with a name for himself after having been Attorney General of the US. Since serving as AG under Obama, he has a lot of negative excess baggage to contend with such as being the first AG in history to be held in Contempt of Congress on both civil and criminal grounds. Aside from this, there is Fast and Furious where he was involved in running guns to Mexican and Central American criminal cartels.
Yet, it is hard to find a Democrat that does not have an extensive criminal resume. Thus, Holder is probably the man for Democratic nomination, if he decides to run, since that seems to be a requirement by the Left for getting the presidential nomination.
It will be either O’Rourke or Holder who wins the DNC nomination for president in 2020.
To quote founding father Thomas Jefferson, “The Constitution of the United States is the result of the collected wisdom of our country.” He also said about America, “With all the imperfections of our present government, it is without comparison the best existing or that ever did exist.”
Statesman Daniel Webster made the claim, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years may not happen again.”
Recently, I was having dinner with a couple and the comment was made, “I can’t believe how mainstream Socialism is becoming in America. Socialism is the opposite of our founding and what the Constitution stands for.”
Unfortunately, I can, and I believe I may know why.
Currently, the public schools in an overwhelming majority of counties in America devour more than half of the county budgets. And, of course, it’s not enough. It’s never enough.
But, aside from the runaway spending, the far more important reason is what I have come to know as a destructive mission of the schools themselves.
Before I continue I want to assure you that I speak as an individual who has had the privilege of speaking to several thousand public school students in hundreds of public schools across the country. I have met numerous amazing teachers, principles, and administrators who are doing their best to educate the next generation of Americans to succeed in this ever-changing culture and world.
Despite what (my dad has) I have just explained, I still feel that our America’s vast, public, government-run school systems are one of the largest promoters of a godless, socialist agenda, leading to the dumbing-down of the culture.
They promote sexual immorality, under the guise of diversity.
It’s no accident that students are immersed in radical environmentalism, leading to nonsense like the green new deal.
It’s no accident that public schools train children to dismiss and often ignore the values of their parents, leading to the disintegration of the family.
And it’s no accident that public schools drain the resources of the citizenry, making it more difficult for families to educate their children privately.
During my last two public school presentations, I was applauded by teachers and students… but not before everyone looked over their shoulders wondering how in the world I could discuss the topic of the biblical underpinnings of American Government in their school. There is an ominous presence holding everyone in fear, and purposefully preventing them from teaching any historical realities of America, her God, and her current crisis. Instead, this presence is forcing the institution of the godless, socialist empire. Public schools are rapidly attacking America’s origins, and the results are devolving us from true liberty.
Fellow Americans, I plead with you in the words of Daniel Webster, “Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion… God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
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Amazon isn’t the only one fed up with New York’s ridiculous tax rates. Plenty of companies are packing their bags and looking for office space in states with more business-friendly policies. There’s just one problem: a lot of these top firms can’t stand the conservative laws that make their new homes so successful.
AllianceBernstein (AB), another firm fleeing the Empire State’s stifling economy, just announced that it’s relocating its $70 million headquarters to Nashville. But before it moves, the CEO is warning Tennessee: it’s not a fan of religious liberty. And AllianceBernstein is proving it by fighting the state’s faith-based adoption bill. “AB chose to move to Tennessee because we believe it is a welcoming state that is focused on growing jobs, incomes, and the tax base,” COO Jim Gingrich said in a statement. But, “the bills being debated in the current session of the legislature send a clear message to certain constituencies that they are not welcome. Other states have tried to pass similar bills,” he claims, “and this has proven to be anti-growth, anti-job, and against the interests of the citizens of those states.”
Is that so? Because the last time financial experts checked, the most socially conservative states also happened to be the most prosperous. For years, places like North Carolina (#1), Texas (#3), and Georgia (#6) have topped Forbes’s Best States for Business List — despite high-profile campaigns for privacy, religious liberty, and life. What these liberal CEOs don’t understand is that these favorable business climates only come from conservative legislators who understand that real freedom leads to economic growth. That’s why these red states are so enticing to companies, because their social values haven’t just built a foundation for workforce and family success — but thriving corporations too.
The Left loves to throw around this stale talking point that fighting for conservative values hurts states. Hardly! In the aftermath of the fiercest bathroom fight ever in North Carolina, nothing the liberals predicted came to pass. Even after a string of canceled concerts and celebrity boycotts, the Tar Heels are thriving. More than two years after the law, more businesses are moving to North Carolina than away from it. “The outlook is also strong. Job growth and gross state product growth are expected to rank among the strongest in the country over the next five years,” Forbes points out. As for all of those people moving out of the state because it dared to protect women and children? “The population is growing twice as fast as the U.S. average…”
Why? Because in states where the social structure is better, you don’t need as much government interference. There’s less regulation, more freedom, and lower taxes in places like Tennessee (#13). But companies like AB can’t have it both ways. Too many of these corporate refugees are relocating and trying to impose their extreme politics on their new homes.
If conservative states want to keep their economies competitive, they need to make it clear. Businesses can either embrace the social structure that leads to growth and opportunity, or they can do what most Americans would prefer, and stay out of politics altogether. If CEOs don’t like those options, tell them to go back to the high-regulation, high tax states from which they come!
By Tony Perkins & FRC Senior Staff. Published with permission, Family Research Council, Washington Update, March 6, 2019, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, 1-800-225-4008, www.frc.org.
The Language of Liberty series is an outreach project of the Center for Self Governance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in principles of liberty. The views expressed by the authors are their own and may not reflect the views of CSG. CenterForSelfGovernance.com
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, today’s article will be a S.O.S. about education. By “Education’s S.O.S.” I mean ‘Education’s Shift of Self’. However, you can associate the “S.O.S.” as the picture suggests, too. What we’ve seen happen in American education’s shift certainly qualifies.
The picture shows us a sack, so I’ll be using a ‘sack’ to hold all the items I’m sharing about the educational shift of self for the remainder of our time together, today.
Shift of Self Items:
Warriors, the biggest shift of self in education has been away from academics for our students of all ages to their inner selves. Call it ‘character education’ or “SEL” (Social and Emotional Learning), it’s all targeting the inner parts of ourselves, not the academics we truly need.
In no particular order or importance the items for the ‘sack’ involve humility, culture, worldview, faith, what we think, what we eat, do we create change, are we tolerant enough, and what life coach we employ to get us through it all.
We’re going to need a big sack, Warriors.
Culture Humility: before this concept was used in education, you could find it in healthcare. Particularly for hospice or palliative care. However, healthcare got the idea from the United Nations and the OECD, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Cultural Humility is also called Cultural Competency, Warriors. What’s culture competence? Basically that I can understand everyone’s language and get along with everyone.
If you’d haven’t seen the 2014 CCSS Culture Competency Research study showing how it’s been embedded in education, go here.
If you’d like to see how I got the fact healthcare got the cultural-itis from the UN/UNESCO, go here.
*Note, the UNESCO reference is to a 2001 declaration mentioned in the second paragraph from the bottom. The footnote link doesn’t work well.) The 2001 Declaration can be seen below and accessed here.)
If you’d like to see and read the CASEL’s Cultural Humility used in classrooms for ‘joy’while at school, go here. Notice that you’ll see SEL, not ‘cultural humility’. (*Note: this was created by a WI educator.)
Affirmative Consent: this effort to arm students at a higher level of education has found its way backwards and is showing up in much younger grades. Sometimes called “Yes Means Yes”, it’s all about sexual consent. You’ll find this woven into SEL via sex education (aka: sexuality education), especially the ‘comprehensive’ type.
If you’d like the link to the PBS News Hour, visit here. To see the English translation of a Dutch first-grade lesson on sexuality, go here.
Worldview Checkup: Test Your Faith:
This test is offered by Summit.organd is designed for Christian schools, especially during the high school years. Summit is actually Summit Ministries. Look below and note they are citing the Barna Group as a research source.
Warriors, there’s an individual ‘Test Your Faith’ by Summit which is different than the high school choices (above it’s 30 questions or 70). You don’t have to take it, unless you’d like, but I have provided you the topics and results categories given:
Who is God?
Statements to agree/disagree about Jesus
Allah vs Yahweh
Holy Bible as fact or literature
Value of humans
What are humans
Marriage and sex
Society and government
Result categories are given in percentages: Christian, Postmodernism, New Spirituality, Islamic, Secular, or Marxist.
The I.C.A.N. Study (Infant Cognition and Nutrition):
Warriors, this is also being applied to SEL. The Study is being conducted by University of NC’s Cheatham School (within the Nutrition Research Institute). The question is this, does what a breastfeeding mom eat really impact her child’s cognitive skills?
So how is SEL woven in? The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is looking at infant cognition from the aspect of how to rework what skills need to be learned vs what cognition is ‘pre-wired’. As we’ve seen in education, this is a dangerous territory. If you are curious about what education topics are researched at APS, go here.
You can also trace infant cognition to ‘early learning’. Back in the 1990s, the National Education Goals Panelreported that by 2000, ALL children would arrive in the earliest of classrooms ‘ready’ to learn. Here we are in 2019, and the same S.O.S. is going on. Only, from this side of the timeline, we see the damage are harm being done to our ‘early learners’.
Creating Change: The National LGBTQ Task Force:
This annual Conference has gained year-round traction in education and in our communities. Many of the corporate sponsors are, in fact, CCSS Machine members such as GM (General Motors) and Coca-Cola. Much of the inclusion sought on behalf of those within this population group are seeking to influence government (legislation), the 2020 Census (so more federal dollars can be accessed), as well as the emotional learning in schools for proper pronoun usage, acceptance of all religions, and more. If you’d like to see the 2019 Program so you can connect some more dots between this Conference and SEL, visit here. (*Note: Click on the 2019 Creating Change Program)
Life Coach School:
Warriors, this school has the latest and greatest tools to train your brain, emotions, and manage your emotions. According to the main page, traditional education doesn’t teach this. However, this ‘school’ is a business built around a service industry, NOT a true educational accredited learning institution.(*Note: I found this by scrolling down to the bottom of the main page and looking through the featured magazine.)
In an interview from Modern Marriage, you can see how the co-founders are growing their business, moreso than on the website.
How does Life Coaching end up in our educational S.O.S. sack? Anywhere you can find Life Skills taught. Now, life coaching is a vital part of mental health therapy, and therefore isn’t bad at all. However, as parents, we need to KNOW the mental health therapy our students are getting is from medically certified and trained facilities, not private businesses. With the ESSA mandates to expand mental health professionals, we need to know the degrees these professionals have is actually worthy, meaning, objective, not subjective.
Warriors, even with a certified doctor, we must be on guard, for we know the SELmanipulations, the rapid labeling, and sequestered information happening in offices across the country.
The Positivity Project (P2): This NC based group centers around the school-aged children learning character education (aka SEL) at school, in their homes, and in the community. Here’s a quick summary of the entire program (relies on partnering with schools). “Together, we will create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”” The founders of P2? Former military servicemen inspired by Dr. Chris Peterson, considered to the originator of “positive psychology”.
If you want to see one of Dr. Peterson’s books he co-authored on the 24 “Virtues in Action” used in SEL today, go here.
Warriors, the P2 folks say ‘character’ is also called ‘grit’. (*Note: when you look at their map of the 24 Virtues, notice the similarity to the globalism and collective thinking we’re seeing flourish in SEL and by the CCSS Machine’s doing.)
Aspen Institute’s “From A Nation at Risk, to a Nation at Hope”:
Warriors, our final item for the S.O.S. sack, is none other than Aspen itself. This group is a CCSS Machine ‘top’ member. Their National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recently published a Report. Here’s all you need to know about WHY they made a report: “The promotion of social, emotional, and academic learning is not a shifting educational fad; it is the substance of education itself.”
Well, Warriors, for now, our sack of Education’s Shift of Self is full. Yes, it’s quite heavy. Yes, it’s quite awful, too. Take the time, this weekend, to go over it, find out if any of this (or all of it) is in your school? Is it being used in your churches, your communities? After school programs? Ask those in charge if they are aware of the roots for what they are teaching or leading.
Be proactive in replacing harmful SEL with real education.
When was the last time that you attended church and the leadership of the church did in-depth teaching on the devil? Not a cursory tip of the cap towards old Slew Foot around the Church’s Halloween celebration, but a deep, in-depth teaching about the Prince of Darkness?
I would venture to say that not one in a thousand people who attend church regularly have any real knowledge of the Evil One. The Bible teaches us that we are “not to be ignorant of his devices,” but yet we are.
The greatest trick that Satan has played on the world is to convince us that he is not real. Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, Diabolus is nothing more than a mythological character with a red tail, horns, and a pitchfork. The average Christian has no understanding of the depth of the darkness that Lucifer controls.
Is it any wonder that the Prince of the Power of the Air is having such a successful campaign all across the American spectrum? Back in the day, when Americans used to believe in God, our children were taught how to avoid Satan and his devices. Today, we not only don’t recognize his techniques, we don’t even recognize him. How do you fight an invisible foe that you don’t even believe exists?
“You shall know them by their fruits,” the Scriptures teach us. But we are no longer taught how to inspect the fruit. The Bible calls him “The Adversary” for a reason. He is the enemy of mankind. He is the enemy of all that is good. He is the enemy of our souls.
O my friends, the devil is real and his goal is global conquest.
There is an invisible spiritual realm around us. It is in that realm that the battle over good and evil takes place. Although you may have been taught about Satan in your Sunday school class, chances are pretty good that you know very little about how he operates. He is more than a “personal” devil hell-bent on messing up your life. He is the opposer of all things good. The battle between good and evil is real and it is playing out right before our very eyes.
Do you understand the demonic realm? Has anyone ever taught you about demonic oppression? Are you aware that there are satanic angels called demons who once served God? Do you understand that the devil’s team is strategically organized into groups called principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness? Has anyone taught you that these demonic forces work through people?
I assume you have heard of angels. They are spiritual beings created by God to serve His purpose in the world. Demons are spiritual beings without a physical body. They are fallen angels who rebelled against God. They oppose the work and the will of God.
In a nutshell. The devil has a team. They are organized and they are committed. It is time for all of us to wake up.
Evil spirits work through people. Some people are oppressed…strongly influenced by them. Others are possessed…their minds completely taken over and controlled by them. Most addictions and many sicknesses are a result of demonic activity.
The American government is under demonic control. What do you think a “principality” is? Did it ever dawn on you that those whom you see on your TV screen every day are under the influence of demons? Most of your news readers, entertainers, and government officials are under control of the demonic. Some serve the devil intentionally and some serve him through false beliefs. How else can you explain the foolishness you see all around you?
Have you noticed how those who live by Biblical standards are mocked and criticized? Don’t you see how Christian values are under assault in this nation? Have you ever asked yourself why every mention of the name of Jesus has been stripped from the education of our children?
What do you think is behind all of the sexual deviancy being shoved down our throats? Why is transgenderism being so exalted? Who is behind the drive towards infanticide and the destruction of the natural family? What is going on in Hellywood and the filth the movie industry is pumping out? What could possibly be behind the watering down of the true Gospel once trumpeted from America’s pulpits?
No, my friends, the devil is not fake news. He just wants you to believe he is.
Christ was the antidote to Satan. When he went to Calvary, He foiled all of the plans of the wicked one. Our job as believers is to “occupy till he comes,” to hold the ground against the forces of darkness. We were never converted to cower in the corner. We were called to earnestly contend for the faith.
There is a devil on the loose and he is ravaging the American landscape. Christ’s body, the Church, is the antidote. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Look around at every major institution or industry in America and tell me one place where Christ rules as King?
Here is a very simple question: Do you see any influence of Christianity in the American government?
The devil is king of the swamp. It is time we drained it. Jesus said, “All power is given unto me both in Heaven and earth.” Do you believe it? Do you believe Christ is stronger than Satan?
The devil has played possum. He has convinced us that he isn’t real. He is a liar…a thief…a deceiver. But his mask is slowly coming off.
He works through people. He impacts the mind. He plants evil thoughts. The battle is for the mind. The devil is real.
“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State!” -Heinrich Himmler
While the government is busy attempting to disarm the Americans that they work for through their continuous propaganda efforts, they are on the back end in covertly expanding their agencies’ arsenals. This should come as no surprise. These types of actions have been leveled against the American people since September 11, 2001, in which many agencies were created that were sold to the American people as precautionary and security measures, only to find that 18 years later that these same agencies have been found warring and stripping away the rights of Americans that government is to secure (Deuteronomy 29:63).
If this is not a cause of alarm to the American people, then what is?
The massive purchases of ammo and weapons by non-military federal agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), that first began under the Obama administration has continued unabated under the Trump administration, while receiving less media coverage.
According to a report released last December by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and recently highlighted by Forbes, the mass purchase of ammunition, weapons and other military-grade items by ostensibly civilian government agencies has continued up through Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the latest year for which data is available. The report also found that many agencies had misreported the amount and size of their ammo and weapons purchases to the GAO by a significant degree. In one case, the GAO found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had actually spent eight times more on weapons and ammo than it had disclosed to their office.
The budgets that had been proposed for FY 2017 — which ended on September 30, 2017 — had originally been drafted under the Obama administration but were amended by the Trump administration and the then-Republican-led Congress beginning in late January 2017 following President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Trump administration chose to leave the massive purchases of ammo and weapons by non-military agencies as they were, despite the controversy they had caused among many Trump supporters and other groups when such purchases were made under the Obama administration.
Among the agencies that acquired ammunition, weapons and related equipment in FY 2017 were:
The IRS spent $600,000 on ammunition but refused to disclose to the GAO its intended purpose and told the GAO that it could not provide data on firearms purchases. The IRS has stated in the past that such purchases are used in “investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code.” Its current inventory is estimated to include 4,461 firearms, including submachine guns, and over 5 million rounds of ammunition.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs purchased around 600 firearms and nearly 20,000 rounds of ammunition, along with riot gear and camouflage uniforms. The VHA has claimed that these purchases are for “enforcing federal law at VA medical facilities (and some National Cemetery and Benefits locations).”
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Social Security Administration (SSA) purchased around 300 firearms and 250,000 rounds of ammunition. The SSA’s OIG has stated that it uses these items for investigations into “wrongdoing by applicants, beneficiaries, contractors and third parties, and employees.
The National Park Service (NPS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior purchased nearly 2 million rounds, approximately 1,500 firearms, silencers, riot shields and batons, camouflage uniforms and “pyrotechnics and specialized munitions.” The stated purpose of these items is to protect “the safety and health of NPS visitors, partners, and staff, as well as our natural and cultural resources.”
Though those numbers certainly seem large — maybe even astoundingly so — on their own, they are part of a years-long effort that began during the Obama administration that has seen many non-military federal agencies arm themselves to the teeth.
As the recently released GAO report notes, from FY 2010 to FY 2017, non-military federal agencies spent $1.5 billion on ammunition, weapons and military grade tactical gear. As an example, during that time frame, the VA bought 11 million rounds of ammunition, roughly equivalent to 2,800 rounds for each of its 3,957 officers. Similarly, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has purchased 4 million rounds over the past eight years and acquired 1 million rounds for use by its 461 special agents. The HHS has called its arms purchases “imperative.” In addition, the SSA bought 800,000 rounds for their 270 special agents during this period, amounting to nearly 3,000 rounds per agent. Even the U.S. Postal Service acquired significant amounts of weapons and ammunition.
These purchases in the past have been the subject of some controversy, such as the mass purchases of hollow-point rounds by government agencies including the Forest Service, National Park Service, Office of Inspector General, Bureau of Fiscal Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Hollow-point bullets are illegal under the Geneva Convention but government agencies spent at least $426,268 in just two years (FY 2015 and FY 2016) to acquire them.
Ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security in 2013 were also controversial and were subsequently investigated by the GAO. DHS had claimed that is was buying over a billion rounds of ammunition, including hollow-point rounds, in order to “save money.” However, this has long been in doubt, given that hollow-point rounds are significantly more expensive than other rounds that do not expand upon impact.
At the time, Forbes noted that the massive ammo purchases by DHS could be used to sustain a “hot war” for more than twenty years, given that during the height of the Iraq War the Army used around 6 million rounds per month. With its planned purchase of 1.6 billion rounds, DHS would have ammo left over after matching the Army’s peak daily outpouring of hot lead for two solid decades.
Though the initial mass purchases of ammo and weapons by U.S. federal agencies received considerable media attention and provided fodder for numerous conspiracy theories, the fact that those purchases have continued under Trump has received surprisingly less attention. This may be because past concerns over such purchases during the Obama era were often raisedalong partisan lines, with conservatives being the most vocal critics. This may seem odd given the gun control stances of Obama and his supporters. Many of those who had criticized the Obama administration for these shocking purchases, a large number of whom are now Trump supporters, may perhaps be uninclined to levy similar criticism against a president they now support.
In addition, it is not surprising that the Trump administration would allow these purchases to continue given that such purchases greatly benefit American arms manufacturers, with whom the president has cultivated a close relationship while making arms sales to allies the cornerstone of his foreign policy. Thus, it would make sense that Trump would be willing to support U.S. government purchases of those same arms, by both the military — as evidenced by the Pentagon’s still-ballooning budget — and non-military agencies.
There is no denying that these purchases represent a significant amount of government waste. More importantly, these purchases reveal the gradual yet continual effort to militarize federal agencies that have historically been administrative, a trend that should concern all Americans.
While the militarization of domestic police forces has attracted attention, it is equally important to ask why regulatory agencies are now so heavily armed, considering that virtually all of those pursued by these regulatory agencies are American citizens who are wanted for minor infractions or non-violent crimes.
One might ask themselves, what has been the history of the state when it comes to this sort of activity? Consider that it is this government, outside of their delegated authority, that just passed a bill calling for the murder of the innocent up to birth (Proverbs 6:17).
Yet, there are still many Americans that stand back and play the fool to their own demise as to what this is all really about.
“I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to,” Rep. James Clyburn said, at an event featuring the anti-Semitic hate group leader.
Eight years later, to the month, Clyburn, now the House Majority Whip, defended Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” he argued, dismissing the concerns of Jewish legislators.
Rep. Clyburn is one of the most powerful figures in the House. He’s also one of Farrakhan’s allies in the House who had once rejected a call from Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to withdraw from an appearance with Farrakhan and declared that he was “not bothered in the least bit.”
After protests against Omar’s anti-Semitism, Clyburn stayed the course by working to ensure that the resolution would not focus on anti-Semitism and would not name Omar.
Before the House resolution, which failed to condemn Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks, Clyburn and the CBC’s newest bigot hugged.
“I am trying to do everything I can to make her journey here a comfortable one,” Clyburn said.
It wasn’t just Clyburn.
The defense of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism was led by Rep. Karen Bass: the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Last year, Tony Muhammad, Farrakhan’s Western Regional Representative, singled out Bass and Rep. Maxine Waters for their positive relationship with Farrakhan, in contrast to some other CBC members.
“I thank God for Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Karen Bass,” Muhammad said. “I think our Black politicians should stand down. Minister Farrakhan will take a call from a Maxine Waters or Karen Bass.”
Defending Rep. Omar, Bass had warned that she “absolutely would have a problem” if the resolution were to call her out for hate. “I think it’s inappropriate to just focus on one person. I absolutely do.”
Was that really true?
Back in January, Bass had demanded that Republicans take away Rep. King’s committee assignments and kick him out of the party. “If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation.”
She insisted, “Republicans should make clear Mr. King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress. Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party.”
But Bass resisted even a “shallow temporary” condemnation of Omar, let alone removing her from committee assignments, making it clear that anti-Semitism is accepted in the Democrat Party.
“In the Congressional Black Caucus, people were always against anti-Semitism,” Bass claimed while defendingRep. Omar. “That is never the question with anybody in the Congressional Black Caucus.”
It’s actually quite the question.
The CBC has a long history of associating with Farrakhan, of hosting him and meeting with him.
When Speaker Pelosi conferenced with CBC members on the resolution, Clyburn and Bass, along with Barbara Lee and Sheila Jackson Lee, were there to negotiate with her over how to protect Omar.
Rep. Barbara Lee had repeatedly met with and praised Farrakhan. She was caught on video hugging the anti-Semitic hate group leader who called her, “my sister”.
“The Nation of Islam has always been on the forefront of leadership without embarrassment, shyness or apology,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee had declared while appearing at a Farrakhan event.
Farrakhan praised Jackson Lee, stating, “She knows the struggle that the Black and Brown members of Congress have to influence that process.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has since refused to condemn Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic ideas.
When Pelosi brought these four CBC members in to negotiate over the resolution, she turned over the process to four elected officials who were themselves allied with an anti-Semitic hate group.
The outcome, a toothless resolution that failed to condemn a CBC member’s anti-Semitism, was certain.
And the ultimate responsibility for that falls to Speaker Pelosi for allowing Farrakhan’s House fan club to take control of the process and turn a condemnation of anti-Semitism into a cover-up of it.
The media, which cries for Republican accountability, participated in a cover-up for its political allies.
Key CBC members involved in watering down the resolution had participated in, what was described as, an “unpublicized strategy session” with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
Can you imagine if Republican members of the House had participated in a strategy session with the KKK and then worked to shut down a resolution condemning one of their own for racist comments?
That story would have been covered very differently than the story of Rep. Omar and her CBC allies.
There is one more part of the story that the media has paid very little attention to because of what it reveals about Omar, Bass, the CBC, its relationship with Islamists and Marxists, and anti-Semitism.
As the controversy burned, Omar joined Bass and another CBC member on what she described as, “the first American delegation to Eritrea in decades.”
There’s a good reason for that.
Eritrea was sanctioned until last year for supplying weapons to the al-Shabab jihadists in Somalia. Al-Shabab is an occasional Al Qaeda ally and was responsible for many brutal terrorist attacks, including the massacre of shoppers in a Nairobi mall in which the terrorists killed anyone who couldn’t name Mohammed’s mother, using that technique to single out non-Muslim targets from Muslim comrades.
One theory has been that the Nairobi mall was targeted because of the presence of Israelis.
Eritrea’s regime has also been accused of hosting an Iranian presence that supplies weapons to Hamas in Israel and to the Houthi jihadis in Yemen whose motto is, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam.”
Bass and Omar’s surreal visit to Eritrea, a place described as the North Korea of Africa, took place even as its totalitarian regime continued holding American embassy employees and citizens in captivity.
After arriving there, Rep. Bass claimed that she had no idea until then that a member of her own district had been detained.
Why visit Eritrea? It may be an obscure place to most Americans, but its dictator, Isaias Afwerki, was the leader of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, a Marxist armed group popular with black nationalists. When the EPLF took over, Israel had evacuated Ethiopians living in the area who identify as Jewish.
A short time after 9/11, media reports claimed that there was only one Jewish family left in Eritrea.
The troubling issue of Bass and Omar’s visit to a country that no longer has a Jewish population during a scandal about anti-Semitism was widely overlooked.
The problem of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism and the CBC’s defense of it is rooted in a larger dynamic of Marxism and Islamism, of black nationalism and terrorism, that has larger implications not just for the Jews, but for Christians, and for Americans, Africans and people around the world.
Anti-Semitism has been called the canary in the coal mine. Its presence reveals a breath of bad air, a totalitarian illness that threatens not only a small minority group of millions, but billions worldwide.