Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them. Bertrand Russell
It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle.Alexis de Tocqueville, French aristocrat, diplomat, political scientist, political philosopher, and historian.
Socialism is an alternative to capitalism as potassium cyanide is an alternative to water. Ludwig von Mises
The following 13-minute video was recorded in Shelby County, Tennessee which includes the incorporated cities and towns of Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington.
The recording shows people being restricted from entering a school board meeting by police, many because they are not masked. It so reminds me of the East German Stasi who were ordered to kill those who tried to climb the wall, tunnel under, or balloon ride to freedom to West Germany. No, it’s not that bad, but this is how it starts.
There are a number of folks gathered outside the building and one officer speaks to them several times. Throughout the video, he touches and adjusts his face diaper time and again. Every time he touches that mask, he infects it with more bacteria and then breathes it into his lungs. Dr. Richard Urso who spoke at America’s Frontline Doctors White Coat Summit commented that he wished masks worked, but there are zero randomized control trials in the last four decades that masks stopped the spread of respiratory illness.
This officer stated that school security is in charge of who comes in and who comes out. What?! Every parent who wants to attend the school board meeting should be allowed to. Folks with medical exemptions for masks were not even allowed to enter.
The section for public comment at this public meeting has been disallowed to the people who will not follow and obey the orders of the hierarchy of Shelby County. Many of the officers actually turned their badges around so you could not read their names or their badge numbers. When asked for their names and badges, they walked away. When police were inside the building, they were told to adjust their cameras and turn off the audio so the parents outside could not hear what was being said.
These parents were denied entrance to a public meeting that affects their own children. And just who created the mask mandate?
Police Officer Thornton told the people he was going by the executive order of the Health Department of Shelby County. Therein lies the truth. This officer is just taking and following orders to keep his job, despite the order being constitutionally false. We are seeing clearly throughout the country and even in Red States, control by those who were never elected.
In Charlotte Iserbyt’s 1999 book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, on page 134, she exposes the truth of communism and the unelected powers who rule.
Her book states the following:
The Daily World of November 8, 1975, carried a very interesting article entitled “Planning is Socialism’s Trademark” by Morris Zeitlin. The Daily World(newspaper of the Communist Party USA) was formerly known as The Daily Worker and was founded in 1924. The importance of this article lies in its blatant admission that regionalism, which is gradually becoming the accepted method of unelected governance in the United States (unelected councils and task forces, participatory democracy, public-private partnerships, etc.) is the form of government used in democratic socialist and communist countries.
I beg of my fellow Americans to wake up and smell the decay of our Republic…we are dying. The only thing that will save us is if more people like the folks in this video stand up and demand the freedoms God gave us and our founders recorded in both the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution and especially our unalienable Bill of Rights.
Stand for freedom, or ultimately, we’ll be on our knees in slavery.
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“Gender Identity” has trapped millions of young Americans in a quandary of decisions purveyed by a sick generation of educators whose objectives are to foist outrageous lies to the youngest, most impressionable and vulnerable among us using sexual preferences as a weapon.
As evil and dangerous is “Gender Identity” in our nation, Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become the polarizing issue of the hour. In a nation beset with the combined economic impact of unemployment and mounting inflation, a lingering COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing border crisis, CRT seems to be the left’s way of adding insult to injury: insisting that Americans submit to a vile and toxic ideological agenda while they watch their country sink beneath the waves of chaos.
CRT is a dangerous ideology that seeks to redefine America in dangerous terms.
CRT is an ideology that contends America and its white people are intrinsically racist. At the same time, it demands that all social encounters be defined by race: “It is a negativist theory that relies on the ability to find racism in every facet of society and is propped up daily by divisive media talking heads who push discordant content for views and clicks,” R.C. Maxwell writes for Human Events. Meaning while CRT advocates supposedly condemn racism, they define everything in terms of race. CRT is a dangerous ideology that seeks to redefine America in dangerous terms.
While it only affected adults, CRT continued to thrive unmolested by a public that may have resented it but wasn’t prepared to undermine or overturn it. Now that this odious theory is targeting children, however, parents are pushing back with gusto and making their opprobrium crystal clear. That this opposition is coalescing at the same time as the economy is imploding under President Joe Biden may be indicative that patriotic Americans are sick of losing both their economic prosperity and the culture war.
CRT Is “Responsible” According to The Biden Administration
CRT has been part of the whole woke structure of the social justice agenda for years, thriving in workshops that employees in both the private and public sectors have been forced to attend in order to purge their alleged white privilege. In 2020, former President Donald Trump banned these training sessions for federal government employees: in a statement from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget from September 2020, his administration roundly criticized the idea.
“According to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually all White people contribute to racism’ or where they are required to say that they ‘benefit from racism.’ According to press reports, in some cases these training have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.”
The memo continues:
“These types of ‘trainings’ not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce. We can be proud that as an employer, the Federal government has employees of all races, ethnicities, and religions. We can be proud that Americans from all over the country seek to join our workforce and dedicate themselves to public service. We can be proud of our continued efforts to welcome all individuals who seek to serve their fellow Americans as Federal employees. However, we cannot accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce.”
On his first day in the White House, President Joe Biden essentially revoked that executive order with a contravening one of his own. His “Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” decreed that the “Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility of the whole of our Government.”
And he’s going further.
In April, Biden’s Department of Education (DOE) proposed a rule, “Proposed Priorities: American History and Civics Education,” that would dedicate taxpayer dollars to grants enshrining CRT into the public school system. “The Department recognizes that COVID-19-with its disproportionate impact on communities of color and the ongoing national reckoning with systemic racism have highlighted the urgency of improving racial equity throughout our society, including in our education system,” they write, citing Executive Order 13985. They continue:
“American History and Civics Education programs can play an important role in this critical effort by supporting teaching and learning that reflects the breadth and depth of our Nation’s diverse history and the vital role of diversity in our Nation’s democracy. For example, there is growing acknowledgment of the importance of including, in the teaching and learning of our country’s history, both the consequences of slavery and the significant contributions of Black Americans to our society. This acknowledgment is reflected, for example, in the New York Times’ landmark ‘1619 Project’ and in the resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.”
A week after the DOE’s proposal, two Republican Congress members, Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC), sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Biden administration to reconsider. “American history helps children develop a sense of patriotism and pride in the United States of America. Students should learn about the uniqueness and greatness of the American systems and the challenges we have overcome as a nation,” Lamborn and Duncan argued. “It is therefore counterproductive and even dangerous to allow our vulnerable school children to be taught the falsehoods prevalent in the 1619 Project or in Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Anti-Racist.”
Comments for the rule closed on May 19th, however, and it’s unclear Cardona, the DOE, or the Biden administration understand the seriousness of their controversial proposal and what they’re inviting when they elevate ideological projects like Kendi’s. At a White House press briefing on May 13th, Press Secretary Jen Psaki actually mocked the idea that Americans would find the 1619 project offensive. A reporter asked Psaki to respond to a proposal by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) for an “Ivory Tower Tax” on the largest private university endowments which would raise an anticipated $2 billion per year for job training programs instead of “indoctrinating young people with what he calls un-American ideas.”
“Now you’ve intrigued me, Psaki responded, “What are the un-American ideas that are indoctrinating our youth?”
“Well, he’s been critical, for example, of the 1619 Project. He’s been critical and spoken about critical race theory,” the reporter replied.
Psaki was unapologetic in her response: “I don’t think that educating the youth and next-the leaders of the future leaders of the country on systemic racism is indoctrination. That’s actually responsible.”
CRT Is “A Bunch of Horse Manure” and “Racist” According to Patriots
The DOE’s new policy has rightly sparked a wave of protests across America, along with legislative initiatives from various states that are fighting to keep this odious ideology out of the classroom and away from the minds of vulnerable children. In April, Idaho became the first state to ban the practice: House Bill 377, entitled “Dignity And Nondiscrimination In Public Education,” prohibits public schools and universities from compelling students to “affirm, adopt, or adhere to” teachings often found in CRT instruction.
Florida, Texas, and Tennessee have followed suit. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who might be the most principled conservative politician in an elected office today, recently characterized CRT as “a bunch of horse manure. I mean, give me a break. This country has had more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world, and it doesn’t matter where you trace your ancestry from.” In the town hall session with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, DeSantis further said, “Here’s the problems with the Critical Race Theory that they’re peddling. They’re saying all of our institutions are bankrupt and illegitimate. Okay, so how do you have a society if everything in your society is illegitimate?” DeSantis asked. “It’s a harmful ideology. I’d say a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology.”
‘It’s a harmful ideology. I’d say a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology,’ – Gov. Ron DeSantis.
After some teachers in Tennessee suggested they might just ignore the proposed ban on CRT indoctrination in their state, a concerned father from Brentwood took to the airwaves to protest. Dr. Omar Hamada told “Fox & Friends” that CRT is “a wider agenda that erodes the very foundations that our nation was built on.” “It damages our children by making them think that they are guilty for being who they were created to be. That somehow their race makes them automatically a racist,” he continued.
But some of the real fireworks are occurring in Loudoun County, Virginia, where parents are furious over the teaching. At a school board meeting on May 11th, “parents brought the ,” tweeted the Executive Director of Fight for Schools, Ian Prior.
One Loudoun County parent, who is black, condemned CRT with eloquence and directness that may be unequaled. After referencing Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, she said that she also had a dream that “we would implement love, not hate CRT is not an honest dialogue-it is a tactic used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,” she said. “CRT is racist, it is abusive let me educate you: an honest dialogue does not impress think twice before you indoctrinate [with] such racist theories.”
‘You can destroy my country’s economy, or you can destroy my country’s culture-but you can’t do both.’
It is inspiring to see average Americans resist leftist indoctrination with such force and determination. For too long, the people who hold down regular jobs, pay their taxes, obey the law and faithfully vote for their preferred candidates have been either overwhelmed by the tidal wave of social justice indoctrination in the workplace and in public schools and universities or just too tired or discouraged to bother saying no.
But we have been seeing this trend for years, especially in universities, where white students are routinely told that they are racist and possess something called “white privilege.” Meanwhile, lefty academics like Robin DiAngelo, who wrote the truly ludicrous book White Fragility (2018)-apparently to develop a cult of self-hatred-continue to be paid enormous sums to bludgeon guilt-ridden employees at social justice workshops.
So why are the downtrodden masses starting to fight back now?
Perhaps it’s the inevitability of revolt when people have been oppressed for too long. As the economy spirals out of control under President Biden, people are putting their foot down and insisting that he not be allowed to force-feed us our children hardcore leftist ideology that is corrosive to the human mind and spirit. Maybe it’s another populist surge, and this time, the people are saying, “You can destroy my country’s economy, or you can destroy my country’s culture-but you can’t do both.”
Prioritizing American Values Over Abusive Racial Theories
CRT is not only inherently racist; it is inherently stupid and critically insane in its assumptions. Why would anyone devise a theory that insists only white people can be racist, or that race is the chief arbitrator of inequality in America or anywhere else.
Clearly, black Americans are capable of racial discrimination too.
There is ample evidence that some black leaders-the ones who have made careers out of playing the race card and perpetuating the racial injustice narrative have demonstrated consistent and often toxic antipathy towards the Jewish community. Perhaps the most famous example occurred when Rev. Jesse Jackson proclaimed New York City to be “Hymietown” while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984.
Then there’s the Rev. Al Sharpton, who makes Jackson appear moderate. Sharpton has repeatedly used anti-Semitic language over his career, apparently knowing it is striking a chord with a small minority within the black community who would seem to resent Jewish people for whatever reason. And let’s not leave out Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is unabashedly anti-Semitic and has even found some good things to say about Adolf Hitler. (There’s a marvelous picture of Farrakhan at singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral in August 2018. Farrakhan is standing with Jackson, Sharpton, and wait for it former President Bill Clinton.)
Clearly, black Americans are capable of racial discrimination too.
And why should we believe that race is the greatest divider in America in 2021! This is just another smokescreen for the real division in America, one where liberal elites control the corporations, the social media, and the media. The Democrats, who used to be a party of blue-collar workers, are nothing more than the party of the white-collar woke, peddling outrageous social justice policies that really don’t make anyone’s life any easier or more prosperous.
It is really time to move beyond this obsession with race, one that ultimately fuels division, hatred, and misspent energy.
As former President Donald Trump proved, Americans of any race can agree that it is more important to have a good job in a prosperous economy, enjoy strong borders and a fair immigration policy, be able to provide for your family and loved ones than it is to grind the old ax of racism and to demonize one race over another.
Has there been racism in America’s past? Of course. There has been racism in every nation’s past, and there is racism in every part of the world today. But did it ever really define America and what the country and its innate commitment to liberty were really all about? No, not as long as there were always people committed to reducing and eliminating racial barriers, and that has been America’s story as much as anything.
We do not need to contaminate young minds – or older ones for that matter – with abusive racial theories that quite frankly are the same sort of quackery that Nazi Germany so successfully used to indoctrinate an entire population against its Jewish community. It is really time to move beyond this obsession with race, one that ultimately fuels division, hatred, and misspent energy.
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The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. Aldous Huxley (pacifist, philosophical mysticism, writer, and universalist)
Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government. Edward Bernays (a pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda)
Only those who believe in child sacrifice would be in favor of the poison death shot. Dr. Vladimir Zelenko
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking. General George Patton However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterward the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. ~ George Washington
Who were the Stasi in Nazi Germany? They were one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies ever to have existed. I’ve seen them in today’s America, throughout society, throughout the medical industry, throughout corporations, throughout our military, throughout state legislatures and within our own FBI, CIA, NSA, and every other federal alphabet soup entity.
They’re here. They’re the mask Nazis, the quarantine Nazis, the jab Nazis; they’re the destroyers, those who hate freedom and liberty. From subjugation to slavery, their goal is complete control and the elimination of our God-given rights. Who is in charge? The multi-billionaire depopulation eugenicists like Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates and his mouthpiece, Anthony Fauci, Soros and his tableau of organizations. Their underlings are those who occupy high offices in political parties throughout the world and follow the dictates for power and money. Only a small percentage of Americans refused to don face diapers knowing it was control of the masses. Fighting back means not accepting their lies.
Speaking of Fauci and his love of his compatriots in the Chinese Communist Party, his emails– obtained exclusively by The National Pulse – reveal the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director congratulated epidemiologist Dr. Ian Lipkin, a key Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborator, on receiving personal awards from Chinese Communist Party dictator Xi Jinping. How nice. His emails even prove that he funded lab training for Wuhan’s most deadly lab.
Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted to Sen. John Kennedy in late May that the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have engaged in “gain of function” research funded by his National Institutes of Health (NIH), as there is “no way of guaranteeing” how U.S. taxpayer dollars were used. “Gain of function” research is medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range (the types of hosts that a microorganism can infect).
The Wuhan lab then deleted Fauci’s NIH and “gain of function” mentions from their old web pages in early 2021.
Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, Budesonide, Colchicine, and other safe, long used “approved” medicines have shown a remarkable reduction in Covid symptoms and severity, but will not be utilized because the “emergency use” authorization of the injectables would be eliminated. This would result in exposing the usual waste of billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars which does nothing to solve the problem and only enriches selected corporations and individuals. This is why Fauci dressed down then President Trump for mentioning HCQ as a prophylactic. Fauci should have been immediately fired and VP Pence locked in a closet for the remainder of the term.
Biden’s latest request of the Supreme court justice to strip American citizens of their second amendment rights would leave us like fish in a barrel, easy targets. This is their dream…and unlike Australia, we need to cling to our Bibles, our guns, and our Constitution’s God-given freedoms. Do you get it, folks? This means getting off your backsides, turning off sports where multi-millionaires refuse to stand with their hands over their hearts for our flag. Those very stars and stripes represent the blood of our soldiers spilled on foreign soil that bought these ungrateful punks the right to act like fools in front of all America.
It means telling our servants via email or phone that they no longer represent the American people and we’re taking our country back. Across our country, we should be marching in the streets for medical freedom. If we don’t respond soon and make our voices heard, there will be boxcars to take us to the Gulags for not accepting their poisonous jabs.
There is a myriad of physicians and scientists who have put their lives and professions on the line to expose the dangers of this experimental injection. They need our support as does Sidney Powell’s Defending the Republic. When you fund her organization, you fund billboards across the country exposing the dangers of the Covid jab, and this is only one issue she is fighting. Are you listening to these warriors of freedom? Are you spreading their truths, telling people to avoid the toxic venom in these experimental jabs? Or are you circumventing involvement to save your family, friends, and acquaintances? Silence may be golden, but not in today’s world.
America’s Military at Risk
Dr. Lee Merritt was a Navy orthopedic surgeon for 10 years and is a member of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS.org). In a previous interview with New American Magazine’s Senior Editor Alex Newman, Dr. Merritt stated that there were Chinese scientists embedded in every bioweapon lab in America. And now we know there are hundreds of Chinese scientists working in Pfizer, Glaxo Smith Kline, and AstraZeneca who are helping to make these Covid injections.
In this two-minute video from August 27th, Dr. Merritt tells that there were only 20 Covid deaths of active duty in 2020 in all the services put together, yet they’re “vaccinating” everyone. They have a big epidemiologic base now to track these stats. She states that since the Covid jab, we’ve already had tumors and 80 new cases of myocarditis which has a significant five-year mortality rate of 66%, so the jab program has ostensibly killed more of our young soldiers than Covid did. There are 48 leukemias per average in VAERS, and we’re now up to 229. In 31 years of VAERS, there were 337 cases of myocarditis, and this year there were 1,113. Why are we not stopping this?
In this video, Dr. Merritt gives us some ominous statistics. She speaks at 1:23 and was asked about adverse events in our military. What she said was devastating. “After our soldiers received the Covid jab, myocarditis increased to 1400 cases above the average. The real issue here is our national security and it doesn’t appear that anyone is paying attention.”
Dr. Merritt says, we’ve had nine civilian pilots die of thrombotic events (blood clots) and they can get up and walk around in the cockpit, but military pilots are strapped into ejection seat aircraft. They can’t move around at all and they do these long flights and sometimes they’re carrying weapons, some potentially nuclear weapons. She says, “This is insane; they never used to give them any kind of drug that hadn’t been on the market for five years.”
She went on to explain that Canadian President, Justin Trudeau, has allowed the Chinese to train on their indigenous lands. And when she was working on the Mexican border 20 years ago, she said they had Chinese being smuggled across the border when the average person paid $1500 to 1800, the Chinese were paying $60,000. There are two militaries not taking this mRNA technology…the Russians and the Chinese. Whose national security here is at risk?
She says that the unvaxxed in our military should stall since they have until December 1st and the house of cards may fall by then. The rumor has it that the Navy in Australia is 25 to 50% undeployable with 100% “vaccinated.” “We are the target guys, and if you took an oath to the Constitution, my advice is to honor that oath by not getting vaccinated so you can help defend this nation if things require it here in the near future.
Dr. Merritt states that 200 Chinese scientists were embedded in Pfizer and Moderna who helped to develop these “vaccines.” That should make all of us extremely wary.
Refusing Biden Mandates
Have you seen the refusals being met with Biden’s dictates? He claims our soldiers will be dishonorably discharged for choosing medical freedom. He wants to treat them the same as deserters. For deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who cost the lives of his fellow soldiers, Newsweek reported, “There is clear evidence,” said former Army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer, “that [Bergdahl] was going over to the other side.” Both Shaffer and former Fox News intelligence reporter Catherine Herridge cited senior government sources with access to a 2009 report by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Bergdahl, Shaffer declared, “was actually trying to offer himself up to the Taliban.”
Remember the deaths of our soldiers in Benghazi? It’s all connected. Obama used Bergdahl’s exchange for the five Taliban generals in Gitmo to cover that Obama was being coerced by the Taliban about the unauthorized Stinger Missile deal that Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to retrieve.
Navy Seals will not be deployed if they refuse the poisonous flu virus jab that 99.8% recover from. These are warrior efforts we must support. They are not accepting the lies.
The Navy is going even further. National File reported the United States Navy is forming a new disciplinary squad to punish vaccine resisters, according to an unclassified NAVADMIN memo. The Navy policy document from Washington, D.C. states that a new “central authority” called the Covid Consolidated Disposition Authority (CCDA) will be the arbiter of punishing unvaccinated military members.
The document states that the CCDA will “serve as the central authority for adjudication and will have at his or her disposal the full range of administrative and disciplinary actions.” They have even denied a top Naval officer’s religious exemption.
Patriotic military heroes are outraged by the Biden regime’s actions knowing Biden wants those patriotic Americans separated from the military. Tucker Carlson asks if the Covid vax mandate is being used to purge Christians and traditional patriots from the military. I believe he’s spot on.
In Part 3 of Project Veritas’ expose on Covid-19 “Vaccine,” even Justin Durant, a scientist for J&J vaccines does not recommend taking his own company’s inoculation, and he argues against children getting the jab.
In the deep south, a Louisiana Hospital system is going to dock pay from employees with unvaxxed spouses. As my friend Marsha said, “The push to jab can be described as unhinged.” Yes, it’s propaganda, control and subjugation.
On October 1st, Merck announced that its experimental antiviral pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by about 50%, and they plan to submit an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) as soon as possible. Problem is, Preferred Primary Care Physicians said they are having no luck recruiting patients for the trial. Wonder why…
Diane Feinstein, the 88-year-old Senator from California, has introduced a bill that requires proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for domestic flights, but of course, she’s not required to have the jab, according to Biden’s exemptions, so she’s shoving a little more of her authoritarian dogma down our throats.
United Airlines is set to terminate 593 of its employees who have chosen to not comply with the company’s vaccine mandate. This eliminates getting on another airplane for me and mine.
There’s a bill in Congress introduced by a Democrat in August of this year that would prohibit state to state air travel unless fully jabbed (probably means with the boosters too).
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat who assumed the job after Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, announced that she is prepared to declare a state of emergency if the state’s vaccine mandate results in an unmanageable shortage of healthcare workers. The mandate, which pertains to all New York healthcare workers (as well as NY school teachers), is set to take effect on September 27th. However, a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order. Hochul said she’s making sure those who are fired will not receive unemployment benefits. The state is also planning to train national guard personnel in order to deal with the expected staffing shortages. Huh? Are they going to take care of patients and assist in surgeries?
Sharyl Attkisson reports that 1,685 health care workers are jobless after refusing vaccine mandates — and that’s just a small sampling. Basically, those left to care for you are jabbed and they have 251 times the viral load in their nasal passages. Not good for those in nursing homes or hospitals.
If you haven’t read about the mRNA trials for seasonal flu shots…it’s here. How about putting the mRNA in your lettuce and spinach? It’s big brother’s totalitarian control; to subordinate all aspects of individual life to the authority of the state; fascism and communism combined.
In this 27-minute video, Dr. Ryan Cole explains to Del Bigtree that cancers rarely seen in young people are growing exponentially and are more serious than they’ve ever seen. Dr. Cole states that our “T receptors” that warn of invaders who should be attacked are being weakened and deactivated. This allows foreign invaders to conquer rather than being wiped out allowing cancers to grow in the vaxxed. Another video by Dr. Nathan Thompson exposes this fact with blood work from a vaxxed patient.
A recently-released CDC dataset detailing provisional Covid deaths by age from January 1st, 2020 to September 15th, 2021 appear to show that fewer child deaths were linked to Covid in that time frame than would have died from the flu in a typical year. The cause of a child’s death would be 9.49 times more likely to be suicide; 8.46 times more likely to be homicide; 2.02 times more likely to be a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning; and 1.29 times more likely to be influenza.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) supposedly set precedent this summer and published an emergency Covid-19 rule in the Federal Register taking jurisdiction over and providing justification for Covid-19 being a workplace hazard for healthcare employment, even though 99.8% recover from Covid. But this wasn’t enough for Biden, the legislative provision that passed the Budget Committee raises the fines for non-compliance 10 times higher…from $70K to $700K. This would easily bankrupt companies and affect 80 million workers.
However, The Last Refuge reports this has been another con. OSHA was not taking any steps needed to engage with business interests to trigger the first step in the organization of a process to initiate a rule-making process.
The fascist beat goes on.
Ohio-based Attorney Thomas Renz has filed a federal lawsuit from an alleged whistleblower who claims inside knowledge of a coverup of reported deaths filed with VAERS, and now there are more. Renz says the death rate with those who’ve taken the Covid jab is much high than originally thought.
Presenting data that he claims come directly from the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) database, there have been 48,465 deaths among CMS beneficiaries within 14 days of a 1st or 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. There are about 59.4 million Americans covered by Medicare, representing 18.1% of the population, so these are staggering numbers!
He states that they chose deaths within 14 days of vaccination because the federal health agencies are no longer counting deaths within 14 days of a COVID-19 as death among the “vaccinated,” but among “unvaccinated.”
A “Physicians’ Declaration” produced by an international alliance of 3,000 physicians and medical scientists strongly condemns the global strategy to treat Covid, accusing policy-makers of potential “crimes against humanity” for preventing physicians from providing life-saving treatments for their patients and suppressing open scientific discussion. The document states that “one size fits all” treatment recommendations have resulted in needless illness and death.
The new Nuremberg trials led by Dr. Reiner Feullmich and a team of over 1,000 lawyers and over 10,000 medical experts have begun legal proceedings against the CDC, WHO & the Davos Group for crimes against humanity.
Do I trust the courts? Not likely.
Live Not by Lies
Senator Ron Johnson said we’re being lied to daily and he’s right. Biden claims we’re experiencing “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” The Centers for Disease Control share no US data with the American people, so the Senator looked to England for the truth. The UK reports that 63% of Delta deaths in the last 7.5 months were fully vaxxed. Dr. Peter McCullough states in this video that the UK keeps some of the best statistics.
Truth is a rare commodity in America these days.
On the day he was arrested and exiled to the West, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote a short paper entitled, Live Not by Lies. His last words before leaving his homeland urged Soviet citizens as individuals to refrain from cooperating with the regime’s lies.
He said, “And therein we find, neglected by us, the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered by lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me!
And this is the way to break out of the imaginary encirclement of our inertness, the easiest way for us and the most devastating for the lies. For when people renounce lies, lies simply cease to exist. Like parasites, they can only survive when attached to a person.”
Václav Havel was a Czech statesman, playwright, and former political dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.
Havel echoed Solzhenitsyn’s sentiments and said, “If the main pillar of the [totalitarian] system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth. This is why [the truth] must be suppressed more severely than anything else.
We must commit to a non-participation in their lies. We must live within the truth and that means seceding from the totalitarian state or county and reestablishing yourself in one that holds to freedom and liberty.
Havel says we are to live as freely and authentically as possible, to boldly express our individuality and spontaneity with its incalculability is the greatest of all obstacles to total domination over man.”
The choice is ours; subjugation to slavery or the cry of freedom.
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This group of students represents Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. This small private school provides some of the top-rated academic programs in the state. Though private, the reach of the school includes communities of every type and students of every ethnicity in the city. It is known nationwide for its boys and girls athletic programs. But it’s just as well known for its academics and its messaging to kids from EVERY background that though life is full of challenges, sound education in the context of Godly teaching and interaction with others can and does work. It helps to establish this future generation of Americans as prepared leaders when they’re called on to take the reins of our nation.
This picture includes my two granddaughters and one grandson. These are the boys and girls Evangel 2021-22 soccer teams. As they prepare to get this season started, they are raising funds to support their uniforms, equipment, and travel for this season. They’re almost halfway to their goal.
They call me “Poppi.” And “Poppi” was asked to present this program to you. If you are inclined to assist these Northwest Louisiana teens in this quest, please do so by clicking on the link below. If you cannot do so, please whisper a prayer for the health and safety of these young Americans as they enter competitions in 2021-22.
To my fundamental Christian friends who worry daily about the facts of all things going on in our helter-skelter world and how to reconcile those in our quest to follow God’s direction, a San Antonio pastor put some clarity on the answer to my question: “What am I supposed to do about all this?”
I thought his response on the matter was so clear I could NOT better explain the rights and wrongs about it all. Why not just go to the Bible for answers? That’s just what he did:
Less than a week after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a White passenger, Martin Luther King Jr. became president of the Montgomery Improvement Association of Montgomery, Alabama.
Upon King’s appointment, he began receiving death threats. One phone call, in particular, left him unnerved. He described the call in a speech where he recounted, “On the other end was an ugly voice. That voice said to me, in substance … we are tired of you and your mess now. And if you aren’t out of this town in three days, we’re going to blow your brains out and blow up your house.”
King was shaken. He had to step into his kitchen to regather his thoughts. There, he considered the safety of his beautiful wife and precious little girl. He imagined the rage that awaited him in the streets. He questioned whether the effort was worth the risk.
What about you? Have you ever found yourself in a hard place shaken by your situation? When the downsizing has been declared. When division and judgment proliferate. When the account has no cash. When the marriage has no joy. When the crib is empty and the grave is occupied.
If we look to Scripture, we find a story that encourages us in unwelcome situations. Early in the book of Esther, we find Mordecai and Esther in a hard place. They were Jewish cousins living in Persia who concealed their Jewish identity to adapt to the Persian way of living. So far, this plan seemed to be working out. Mordecai landed a job at the king’s palace and Esther became queen of Persia. All was going well … until the news came.
A royal decree was sent out to all the provinces stating that the Jewish people were to be killed. Mordecai sent Esther a copy of the extermination orders and urged her to reach out to her husband, the king. Esther responded with her reasons to stay silent: It is against the law. It’s been 30 days since the king gave me so much as a second look. He’s in a foul mood, for sure. He will probably kill me.
Mordecai gave her reservations some thought and sent a message with some of the most profound observations you will read in the Bible. Mordecai the Jew became Mordecai the theologian. He said,
“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13–14 NIV)
This was the message of Mordecai: Relief is coming. God will have his victory. He will rescue his people. The question is not, Will God prevail? The question is, Will you be part of the team?
Esther’s response to Mordecai’s message was significant. She told him, “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” (4:16)
What if you, like Esther, have an opportunity to act in a way that will bless more people than you could imagine?
But what happened? What moved Esther from “I can’t do anything” to “I’m willing to lose everything?” What took her from “If I go, I’ll perish” to “If I perish, I perish”?
It had to be the straightforward message of Mordecai. Mordecai opened a window and shed a divine light into Esther’s world. “You are here for a reason,” he said. “Your life is part of a plan. You were placed here on purpose for a purpose.”
So were you, my friend. You, like Esther, were made for this moment. To be clear, you didn’t ask for this struggle. You want to get past it. You don’t know how much longer you can hold up. But what if God is in this?
What if you, like Esther, have an opportunity to act in a way that will bless more people than you could imagine? This is your hour. This is your moment. You were made to stand up like Mordecai, to speak up like Esther. Your challenge is an opportunity to join God in his work.
King realized this truth. Though the future was uncertain and fear was knocking at his door, King followed Esther’s lead, bowed his head, and asked God for help.
When recalling his prayer, he said “And it seemed at that moment that I could hear an inner voice saying to me, ‘Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness, stand up for justice, stand up for truth. And lo I will be with you, even until the end of the world.’”
Freshly fortified, King continued the work, leaving his mark on what is arguably the most prominent movement of the 20th century.
Each of our lives intersects with opportunities in which we can come alongside the work of God. We won’t speak to a Persian king. Very few will lead a movement of liberty. But heaven will offer each one of us, without exception, the privilege of participating in holy work.
When your invitation comes, may you hear the same Spirit that King heard, find the same courage Esther found, and make the same decision Mordecai made. Relief will come. May God help you and me to be a part of it.
Lost in the madness surrounding COVID-19, the Vaxx hoopla, Afghanistan, and illegal immigration is the social system that has flooded our nation and changed our culture. What is that system? Wokeness. Don’t turn away because of the “woke” word in this story! What you may not know is that, culturally and socially, Wokeness has become a massive contributor to the structure of our society. Maybe it happened so quietly that most Americans don’t give it a second thought. If that’s you, you need to rethink your position. Why? Let me explain:
Have you heard someone important and well-known find themselves in the spotlight and they say something from their heart that’s captured via network television cameras? What if the thing they said is an opinion expressed about something or someone that might be a conservative icon or conservative view that all the “woke folks” despise but the individual really likes. I don’t think for one second they’ll get a free pass for that opinion! Here’s what will “probably” happen in today’s world:
The comment will elicit a lot of hatred on social media, of a fascinating kind;
The general diagnosis will be that they were doing something wrong by not maximizing the “woke” folks’ acceptable opinion of that person or idea;
They were actually “draining moral urgency and providing comfort to the status quo.”
I can’t relate to that because I don’t understand what that means! But my understanding is unnecessary in the acceptable language of the woke crowd. The default woke perspective about everything experienced in every sector of life must begin with separating the person involved from the “reality” of the certain truthfulness and superiority of the woke folks. And it’s all they think about!
This mental habit is closely related to what we now call “wokeness.” In an older frame of mind, you objectively perceive the reasoning for such a “mistake.” Then you propose a solution, which might either be radical or moderate, conservative or liberal. You were judged primarily by the nature of your proposal.
But wokeness jams together the perceiving and the proposing. In fact, wokeness emphasizes how you perceive a situation — how woke you are to what and who is wrong — then what exactly you plan to do about it. To be woke is to understand the full injustice.
The victims are generally white. Wokeness’s goal is the short-term advancement of minority voters at the expense of all others. It is advanced by campaigns of disinformation that chill countermanding arguments, publish propaganda, manipulate search outcomes, and control educational curricula. Its execution relies on allies in the media and academia.
Much of academia now uses selective history and exaggerated tales, untestable theories, and biased materials to ensure that America’s future leaders are indoctrinated. Indoctrinated, that is, to see all whites as inherent oppressors and all minorities as inherent victims. Some children are now shamed into pursuing redemption for the crime of being born white.
Disinformation to support racist woke laws and policies is promulgated by mainstream and social media. They hammer disproportionate racial/ethnic outcomes in income, incarceration, police shootings, education, and health outcomes as products of systemic racism overseen by white supremacists. Verified data refuting these assertions by showing the outcomes are often products of personal decisions, like what and when to study, raising children with one parent, observing the rule of law, and a healthy lifestyle are censored or overridden.
The purpose of this disinformation is to validate politically motivated decisions misleadingly, such as passing laws and policies that favor some races and ethnicities over others. To fool people, racist initiatives are framed with the language of “equity.”
It isn’t working. These actions exemplify the dangers of decisions based on politics rather than data and common sense. The hardest hit are the people “wokery” is pretending to help.
Consider the goal of two equity initiatives. One seeks to match arrests and incarcerations to racial/ethnic populations instead of the commission of crimes. One limits police presence in black and Latino communities. Murders are rising, and 85% of the hardest hit are black and Latino communities.
A second initiative creates a two-tiered justice system that delivers social justice to blacks and Latinos and legal justice to whites and Asians. Portland and Seattle lead the nation in equity in policing and the courts. They were known as cities that were safe and egalitarian. Today, both rank in the top 5% of the least safe cities in the country. Minority neighborhoods experiencing the downsides of social justice.
Outcomes from lowering school performance requirements to permit equitable grades and graduation rates are other problems. America has been lowering standards for a while, and our students perform abysmally on international tests. This is a concerning sign for our future national competitiveness. Individual student performance, however, still affects personal opportunities. Because performance increasingly relies on household structures enforced on after-school studying, blacks, and Latinos, on average, are suffering more. I would argue that this is a consequence of the higher preponderance of single-parent households in these families, at least in significant part.
I’m afraid that’s not right.
America was central to ending white supremacy after the Second World War. It did so by facilitating independence for colonies of white supremacist empires. In 1964, racism was dealt a heavy blow by the process of the Civil Rights Act. This blow was further actualized in the 20th century, making America the leading anti-racist nation. In pursuit of power, liberals have squandered this great achievement by their repugnant insinuation that America today resembles the Jim Crow era. It is wrong, and it is hurting all of us. But it is hurting minorities the most.
There is no measure or moderation to wokeness. It’s always good to be more woke. It’s always good to see injustice in maximalist terms. To point to any mitigating factors in the environment is to be naïve, childish, a co-opted part of the status quo.
The word wokeness is new, but the mental habits it describes are old. A few decades ago, a small strain of Jewish radicals believed that rabid anti-Semitism was at the core of Christian culture. Any attempt to live in mixed societies would always lead to Auschwitz. Segregation and moving to Israel was the only safe strategy, and anybody who didn’t see this reality was “insufficiently woke” in today’s language.
This attitude led to Meir Kahane and a very ugly strain of militancy.
In 1952 Reinhold Niebuhr complained that many of his fellow anti-communists were constantly requiring “that the foe is hated with sufficient vigor.” This led to “apoplectic rigidity.” Screaming about the imminent communist menace became a sort of display art for politicians.
These days we think of wokeness as a left-wing phenomenon. But it is an iron law of politics that every mental habit conservatives fault in liberals is one they also practice themselves.
The modern right has its own trigger words (diversity, dialogue, social justice, community organizer), its own safe spaces (Fox News), and its own wokeness. Michael Anton’s essay “The Flight 93 Election” is only one example of the common apocalyptic view: Modern liberals are hate-filled nihilists who will destroy the nation if given power. Anybody who doesn’t understand this reality is not conservatively woke.
The problem with wokeness is that it doesn’t inspire action; it freezes it. To be woke is first and foremost to put yourself on display. To make a problem seem massively intractable is to inspire separation — building a wall between you and the problem — not a solution.
There’s a debate on precisely this point now surrounding the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is, of course, well known for seeing the problem of racism in maximalist terms. Coates says the entire American story was and continues to be based on “plunder,” the violent crushing of minority bodies. Even today, “ ‘gentrification’ is but a more pleasing name for white supremacy.”
Coates is candid about his pessimism and his hopeless view of the situation. But some writers have criticized his stance. Cornel West has argued that it’s all words; it doesn’t lead to collective action. In The New York Review of Books, Darryl Pinckney argues, “Afro-pessimism threatens no one, and white audiences confuse having been chastised with learning.”
I’d add that it’s a blunt fact that most great social reforms have happened in moments of optimism, not moments of pessimism, in moments of encouraging progress, not in moments of perceived threat.
The greatest danger of extreme wokeness is that it makes it harder to practice the necessary skill of public life, the ability to see two contradictory truths simultaneously. For example, it is certainly true that racism is the great sin of American history, that it is an ongoing sin and the sin from which many of our other sins flow. It is also true that millions of people have tried to combat that sin and have made progress against it throughout history and today.
The confrontation with this sin or any sin is not just a protest but a struggle. In that or any struggle, resolution begins in seeing where the forces of progress are swelling and where the forces of reaction are marching. It sees opportunities as well as threats. It is being dispassionate in one’s perception of the situation and then passionate in one’s assault on it.
Indignation is often deserved and always makes for a great media strategy. But in its extreme form, whether left or right, wokeness leads to a one-sided depiction of the present and an unsophisticated strategy for a future offensive.
Don’t be tempted to consider the timing of this “2021 Wokeness” being thrust upon the American people as accidental. As always, such social perspectives are used purposely, and their timing is purposeful. Wokeness itself was thrust into our attention at a specific time with a specific purpose. What is that purpose? One can only imagine.
I, for one, feel certain it was to fill a void created by the separation of Americans into two political groups, which are opposites: Conservatives and Liberals, or “Progressives.” “Political parties are nothing new. How is Wokeness not just another political perspective?” Simple: Wokeness, as intended by its creators, is to join ONE group of people together while simultaneously pushing those “other” people away. In doing so, value and Wokeness is the determinant of which is which.
To be successful, Wokeness creates and, more importantly, perpetuates division among people. Wokeness has become the weapon of choice in doing just that: sowing division wherever it is perceived to be politically appropriate.
Success in Wokeness is discovered in just how much division can be created to effect the exact opposite of what America’s forefathers hoped for: a populace to be united under similar ideas and ideals while allowing anyone with different perspectives to feel comfortable in doing so.
How can we effectively deal with Wokeness without further division? There’s only one way to do that. And that process has quietly slipped from our culture without our noticing. What is it? The populace from top to bottom MUST choose to implement and embrace a process of conciliation rather than allowing differences to control society.
That’s a tall order, especially in today’s environment. Can we ever do it? There’s no doubt Americans “can” do it. Sadly, though, it’s doubtful that Americans “will” do it. Success requires more than just one person in leadership to embrace and espouse that process throughout their lives that all Americans can see.
In the shadow of Trumpism, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Proud Boys, Democrats, and Republicans, there are far too many fences to mend to reasonably think such will happen. But we can pray. And we can do OUR part to facilitate it happening. No doubt it is as huge as an elephant and seems impossible to eradicate.
But you know what they when the question is asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “You eat an elephant one bite at a time.”
Of course, some will take the reference to the “elephant” as the GOP! OMG: that’s “WOKENESS!!!”
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We’ve all heard that the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing and selling COVID-19 vaccines have made billions of dollars in the last year. We’ve also realized that every dime of profit they made has come from the pockets of American taxpayers. That’s right: no one has had to pay for a vaccination — at least directly. But indirectly, the Federal Government has paid your vaccination charge for you. It’s all taxpayer-funded.
“That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer,” Trump… told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Think of the money involved. An extra shot … How good a business is that? If you’re a pure businessman, you’d say, ‘you know what, let’s give them another shot….”
“You wouldn’t think you would need a booster,” Trump said. “You know, when these first came out, they were good for life. Then they were good for a year or two. And I could see the writing on the wall, I could see the dollar signs in their eyes of that guy that runs Pfizer.”
“I do think that Pfizer…I will say this, the FDA is bureaucratically run, would have taken five years to get it approved, would have never even had it if it weren’t for me. And I learned things. The FDA is virtually controlled by Pfizer. Pfizer has control, not Johnson and Johnson, not Moderna, but Pfizer has control over the FDA. It’s not a good thing.” President Donald J. Trump on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” August 26, 2021.
President Trump appears to be unhappy with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Fair enough. An obvious question I asked myself was, “Who controls Pfizer?” I searched for the top shareholders of Pfizer with my browser and found that the top three shareholders in Pfizer are: The Vanguard Group Inc., Blackrock Inc., and State Street Corporation.
BlackRock, itself is…owned by shareholders. Who are those shareholders? We come to a strange conclusion. The biggest shareholder is Vanguard. But now [it] gets murky. Vanguard is a private company and we cannot see who the shareholders are. Bill Sardi
In addition, four of the top ten mutual fund holders of AstraZeneca appear to be related to Vanguard. I say “appear” because although the name “Vanguard” appears in the corporate titles, that may just be a coincidence…but I have my suspicions.
Things were starting to look more than a little sketchy to me now, so I started researching all sorts of different companies – and I found the same names kept popping up: The Vanguard Group Inc., Blackrock Inc., and State Street Corp.
To be sure, other corporations appeared, such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Berkshire Hathaway, for example – but it turns out that among the top shareholders of Morgan StanleyGoldman Sachs, and Berkshire Hathaway are, you guessed it in one: The Vanguard Group Inc., Blackrock Inc., and State Street Corp.
Well, you get the idea, right? (And believe me, the above list is only a partial list – the tip of the iceberg). If you really want to get lost in the rabbit warren, you can start connecting the dots between which shareholders control which companies, which control what other companies, and so on. Knock yourself out, but try not to get a headache while you’re at it.
…the stocks of the world’s largest corporations are owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that “competing” brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren’t really competitors at all, since their stock is owned by exactly the same investment companies, investment funds, insurance companies, banks, and in some cases, governments. This is the case, across all industries. As [the Dutch Group Vrouwen Voor Vrijheid (Women for Freedom)] says:
“The smaller investors are owned by larger investors. Those are owned by even bigger investors. The visible top of this pyramid shows only two companies whose names we have often seen…they are Vanguard and BlackRock. The power of these two companies is beyond your imagination. Not only do they own a large part of the stocks of nearly all big companies but also the stocks of the investors in those companies. This gives them a complete monopoly.
A Bloomberg report states that both these companies in the year 2028, together will have investments in the amount of 20 trillion dollars. That means that they will own almost everything.
I love capitalism, and consider it to be, warts and all, the best and most equitable form of economics ever invented. But I detest crony capitalism and am no fan of monopolies.
Might be that We the People need a new “Trust Buster” like Teddy Roosevelt to ride into town and clean house. Just saying.
We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth. President Theodore Roosevelt
We at TruthNewsNetwork have consistently instructed all who question “Who, Why, and What?” about anything to do with politics or any issues that involve the U.S. political system in any way need to answer that question by doing one thing each time it’s asked: “Follow the Money.” The Bible taught us that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” That doesn’t mean that “money” is evil. But the “love of money” is.
As Roger Stone told our “TNN Live!” audience last Friday, Washington is no longer about JUST money. It feeds now totally on Power. With Power, everything is “gettable” — including money.
Now that we know that not only was there some type of collusion at the top by those responsible for the development of these so-called vaccines, the above information certainly portends a “probability” that there are common shareholders in The Vanguard Group, Blackrock, and State Street.
Hmm…Can you think of any names that might fit there?
I’ll not give you an answer to that question today. But, we’re digging and asking questions. It’s doubtful that those complicit would ever allow their names to be easily included in any corporate documentation. But there usually are common ties behind the scenes: Lawyers, law firms, accountants and their firms, and even investment companies.
Let’s see what we can dig up.
NOTE: Our thanks to Jim O’Neill for providing the information and sources listed above.
I like Ben Domenech. Besides being the publisher of The Federalist, one of the nation’s few “really conservative” news outlets. Last week, he sat in the hot seat on FOX News’ Primetime for an hour each weeknight. Though I have been a fan for some time, his sitting in that chair, giving us the daily “real” news from a truly conservative perspective. (it was neat to get facts without spin!) While sprinkling each hour with his suggestions for us all to adapt to play an active role in righting this ship of Democracy: the United States of America. He made some excellent suggestions for us. They’re so good and appropriate, I thought we’d share a few of his suggestions — just 85!
His suggestion is for all Americans to tackle the “Wokeness” the Left has created and thrust into the U.S. marketplace of ideas. While the Left’s approach is to demean all who reject their woke ideals, the cool, calm, and resolute Domenech quietly put any of those fears and concerns to the side and, in that calm, deep voice, gave us the keys. The overarching theme of these 85 suggestions is this: “Stop talking and start doing. Create the culture you want to see. Vote not only at election time but with every day of your life and every action you take. Self-government starts at home, with you, and now. If YOU don’t pick up the mantle and put it in action, who do you expect to do that for you?
Wow! That is a great starting point for this conversation. Let’s look at his 85 keys to doing just that:
4. “Start a neighborhood group — present yourself under an umbrella that welcomes all other responsible members of your community who are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and who are willing to stand up.” (quote from Ben’s monologue)
23. Notice that a neighbor struggles with something, like childcare or lawn care or loneliness. Do something to help.
24. Invite people over to your house for dinner. If dinner is too intimidating, do drinks or dessert or popcorn.
25. Get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood.
26. Cultivate the art of hospitality, and use it as a tool to build community. Without thriving families and strong, close-knit communities, conservatives will never rescue or rebuild the republic.
27. Start or any group that brings people together in other people’s living rooms regularly: a book club, a woodworking club, a volunteer group, a craft club, a playgroup for preschoolers and their parents — the possibilities are endless.
28. At Christmas, go caroling in your neighborhood (even if it shocks the neighbors).
29. Visit senior centers, new neighbors, and anyone you think might be lonely; invite them to celebrate holidays with your family or church.
30. Try to buy less stuff made in China.
31. Watch local sports instead of pro sports. Better yet, participate.
32. Stop using social media. At the very least, use it as little as possible.
33. Move your savings and investments to pro-America institutions. If you can’t find any that are specifically pro-American, choose a small local bank or credit union. Or a pro-life one.
47. Think seriously about apprenticeships and starting in an entry-level job for your teens instead of or before heading off to college. Colleges are COVID traps right now, and even pre-COVID, the value they provided in exchange for the time and money invested in them was significantly diminishing. Businesses are starving for workers right now, and entry-level positions for many, eventually highly paying jobs are wide open, such as in the trades and entrepreneurial positions in small businesses, such as mechanics, construction, bakeries, florist shops, lawn care, and more. Employers are often paying people to acquire skills while they work in well-paid, good-benefit fields like health care and construction, and they will take any halfway competent, warm body right now.
48. Write a book. Publishing and libraries are a wasteland right now. People need better options.
49. Create a documentary.
50. Make jokes. Share them.
51. Make beautiful art, and bring it to art shows. Spread beauty.
52. Paint a public mural on a building visible to others that doesn’t look like those hideous graffiti “art” cities are putting up everywhere. Make it utterly gorgeous. Put those anti-beauty nihilists to shame.
53. Get your friends who can play or sing beautiful, classic, and fun music together and serenade passers-by in a local park.
54. Become a foster family. Private foster agencies are a perfect option.
55. Adopt a child.
56. Bring your local police station some home-baked goods or offer to buy officers on duty a nice big round of hot coffee from a local shop.
57. Call your local police station and tell them you support them and thank them for protecting you.
58. When your neighbors are rude, walk over and nicely talk to them about it instead of calling the cops on them.
59. Go to a city council meeting.
60. Smile at people while you’re not wearing a mask.
Now you see why I really like Ben. His words of wisdom flow from him, not like those edicts we hear daily from Fauci and Psaki or President Biden either. And he SOUNDS sincere. Isn’t that a pleasant surprise in today’s raucous political environment in which everyone makes everything they say sound demeaning?
And he’s married to Meghan McCain — the daughter of late Senator John McCain (R-AZ). I guess that explains Ben’s calm approach to almost everything. His wife is a political tiger!
As you approach the next few days and weeks, wouldn’t it be prudent to adopt an approach as the one Domenech suggests? Why not stop worrying about everything every day ALL THE TIME! That worry certainly does not help you. In fact, your doctor would tell you it is tremendously dangerous to your physical and mental health.
Take a breath and start at the top of Ben’s list. You may not be able to get them all done in the next month or maybe not even the next year. But just launching yourself into specific tasks, each designed to help you and others, doing so will keep you concentrated on good things rather than the garbage and sewage from the D.C. Swamp that has dominated your thoughts and conversations.
It’s time that ALL Americans cancel “Wokeness.” It was created perceptually by the Left to use as a weapon against their political opponents. No, it’s not a “real” weapon. Why? Because conservatives have no idea what it specifically is and does! That’s the point of their use of it. They can define it, change it, and apply its poison to anyone and anything they so choose.
Hey: here’s a novel idea. Why not just CANCEL “Wokeness” and stop this craziness!
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Let’s face it: the USA needs the state of California. That’s tough for a Southern Conservative to admit, but it’s true. The problem for conservatives in the U.S. regarding California lies in the atrocious hypocrisy in government there that appears to permeate from the Governor’s office in Sacramento, from which Gov. Gavin Newsom releases his edicts that enslave Californians and have crippled the state for more than a year. And, for some reason, Newsom seems to enjoy the divisiveness his actions have sown among Californians from top to bottom. No wonder he is now facing an election in September in which his fellow Californians might kick him to the curb.
Gavin Newsom is as unifying in California as is … well … Joe Biden in Washington, D.C.!
Conservatives must pause for just a moment and realize: even with all its internal strife and difficulties, California is valuable to the rest of us. Yes, its citizens bring an incredible amount of angst to the rest of us. They’re proud of their state and who they are. But, guess what: I’m certain this conservative Cajun brings a bit of “concern” to many Californians!
We’re ALL different. But we’re SUPPOSED to be different! That’s why our nation has for a couple of centuries been called “The Melting Pot.” People of every ethnicity, religion, language and political ilk have always been welcomed here. And, don’t forget: we have quite a diversity of folks in every one of our states. Why pick on California? There’s probably someone in Manhattan, D.C., Florida, and maybe even Vermont that you might not like. But we don’t kick them out of the country for being different.
I have a novel idea: why don’t we work WITH our brothers and sisters in California and try to fix the problems they’re having? Why don’t we show them through examples and tolerance and show them something they want rather than something from which they want to flee?
After all, the economy of the State of California is the largest in the United States, boasting a $3.2 trillion gross state product (GSP) as of 2019. Their GDP per capita is $76,000 as of 2020. And their poverty numbers are pretty impressive, though we never see or hear anything about their poor other than they all want to live next door to Nancy Pelosi or on Venus Beach. Just over 13% of Californians are classified as “below the poverty line.”
Here’s the 900-pound gorilla in this conversation: California is a weighty blue state politically. And most of the state is proud of that fact and have NO desire to embrace conservatism and, even more so, the Republican Party. Republicans have some serious baggage there that few will soon forget. And, of course, very little love comes from the GOP for their state.
But looking at the 2020 election numbers, conservatives should feel things are looking up. At least there seems to be some hope there that hasn’t existed for a long time. At the end of the 2020 election, California’s Republicans had reason to feel hopeful. Although Joe Biden won the state by a landslide, Donald Trump won more votes (6 million) there than any other Republican candidate had ever. Increased Republican turnout led to victories in four competitive House races with large Latino populations. One of those districts even elected the state’s first Republican Latino congressman since 1873.
Hope hasn’t been California Republicans’ default emotion lately. Just three years ago, Democrats crushed the state GOP, cementing a supermajority in the legislature and winning four congressional seats in Orange County that had been in Republican hands for decades. But the 2020 results offered a taste of what a reinvigorated party could accomplish if it looked beyond its base and offered a palatable message to Latino voters. Trump won more votes from Latinos in California last year than he did in 2016, and he made similar gains around the country. With an effort to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom now underway — the election is set for September 14 — the party faces its first post-Trump test of whether it can be truly competitive in the state and whether it’s willing to distance itself from a toxic legacy to make gains with California’s new, growing plurality.
It’s nearly impossible to overstate how far the GOP has fallen in California. No Republican has won office statewide since Arnold Schwarzenegger was reelected as governor in 2006. Nor has any Republican qualified for either of the two U.S. Senate races since 2016. The portion of registered voters who identify as Republican now hovers at 24 percent, not even its all-time low. That’s barely more than those who identify as unaffiliated. But the explanation for the California GOP’s struggles is widely understood: It has almost everything to do with the party’s history of hostility toward Latino communities, starting with its push in 1994 to pass Proposition 187.
That ballot measure would have denied people suspected of being undocumented access to public services, such as non-emergency health care and public education. Painting immigrants and their families as invaders who “keep coming,” California conservatives rallied around the slogan of “Save Our State.” In response, a generation of Latinos, most of whom were Mexican American, protested, registered to vote, and acquired citizenship. The great majority gravitated toward the Democratic Party, elevating a roster of figures who would soon dominate California politics, including former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Senate President Pro Tempore (and now Los Angeles City Councilmember) Kevin de León, Senator Alex Padilla, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra. Although a federal judge eventually ruled that Proposition 187 was unconstitutional, the damage had been done: California, once a purple state, had become overwhelmingly blue.
It’s taken many years, but many Republican strategists now recognize that the party cannot be competitive in California, where a plurality of the population is Latino unless it attracts a much larger portion of the Latino electorate. “If you’re going to grow under California demographics, and you’re going to grow your share of the vote, the Latino vote is exactly where you find the growth potential,” Rob Stutzman, a former top adviser to Schwarzenegger, said.
This is precisely what the 2020 election results revealed. Most obvious were shifts away from Democrats in Latino communities, especially in Mexican American precincts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Congressional candidates Mike Garcia in Los Angeles County, Michelle Steel and Young Kim in Orange County, and David Valadao in the Central Valley played up traditional Republican messaging on economic opportunity, taxes, and jobs while mediating their relationship to the Trump brand according to how partisan their voters were. Garcia and Steel embraced a brash pro-Trump message; Kim and Valadao veered toward the center. They all pushed hard to reopen businesses and lift pandemic restrictions, made appeals to social conservatives, including Catholic and evangelical Latinos, and toed a careful line on immigration, relying on their own immigrant heritage to appear more inclusive than the national party.
Republicans should be adopting that measured strategy in the recall, the state’s 2022 elections, and beyond. Reverend Samuel Rodriguez said he identifies as a political independent and leads the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, which represents 40,000 evangelical congregations, the largest network of its kind. “Our values are faith, family, and free enterprise. We’re entrepreneurs. We want to thrive, and we don’t want just to survive,” he said.
Stutzman concurred. “As you get to the second generation, Latinos who have gone to college or become middle class get more concerned about things like taxes and transportation issues, the cost of energy and homelessness in their communities — the typical middle-class issues a Republican can try to attract.”
Taking advantage of this generational change will require huge candidate recruitment, a change in messaging, and a large investment in voter outreach. So far, there’s not a lot of evidence that the party is making an effort. Core Republican issues, such as lower taxes and less regulation, “are not a problem,” Kristin Olsen, the former vice-chair of the California Republican Party, stated. “The immediate problem is that people don’t like Republicans because, generally, people think Republicans don’t like them. Republicans need to do a better job of building relationships at a grassroots, neighborhood level. That takes focus and genuine effort to reach out to communities of new voters, whether they be Latino voters, female voters, African American voters, or Asian American voters. You have to be able to spend time with people in their communities, in their neighborhoods, in their businesses, in their churches, and get to know them and let them get to know you.”
The recall election spotlights some of this push-and-pull between Latinos and the party. Polls earlier this year showed that a plurality of Latinos was willing to recall Newsom, but more recent polling shows a mixed picture. A survey in July found that a majority oppose the effort, while another in August found a majority in favor. Both polls were consistent on one matter: The demographic that was most energized in toppling Newsom was conservative white voters — in other words, the GOP base. This presents a conundrum for the party. Moderate California Republicans have no incentive to pave a path between Democrats and Trumpism. Almost everyone who has tried to has been drummed either out of the GOP or out of office, making it harder to recruit Latino candidates.
The party also has few candidates who are serious about engaging Latino communities. “With the recall, there’s an opportunity for Republicans to deliberately include Latinos in that strategy,” Mindy Romero, the director of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at the University of Southern California, stated. “But thus far, what we’re seeing from the proponents right now is not a lot of outreach to the Latino community, and I see some of the rhetoric that is being used as feeling very familiar to those that have been concerned about the GOP.”
Rodriguez is surprised that he hasn’t seen more candidates doing interviews with Spanish-language media or using social media to reach persuadable Latino voters online as part of their recall efforts. “We are people of social media,” he said. “Republicans need to permeate Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter with content in Spanish, so you have an impact on both Spanish and English speakers.” When asked what message that content would push, he said Republicans hadn’t pressed religious issues enough, in light of the governor’s restrictions on places of worship: “It takes less than 30 seconds, saying ‘He came after your faith, and he crossed the line.’”
Even if California Republicans can build on the ground they gained in 2020, the recall election is just the first step in a long trek to reverse the decades-long antipathy California Latinos feel toward Republicans. Despite the social, environmental, and economic problems California has faced while under Democratic governance, “people are still voting in greater numbers for Democrats. That’s how low the regard is for the Republican Party,” Mike Madrid, the former political director for the California Republican Party, explained. “Latinos would rather live in poverty, with homelessness, with a housing crisis, and step over needles, than vote for Republicans.”
I know: California is WAY out there — both literally AND figuratively. But conservatives need to learn to change their thinking. Though the west coast IS 3,000 miles from the east coast, there are commonalities among ALL people that drew people together. A political class centered in Washington has learned to use distance to widen the gulf between progressives and conservatives. They’ve used divisiveness to stop the communication between the left and the right. And they’re very successful.
Let’s face it: California is going NOWHERE. It’s geographically, politically, economically, socially, and ethnically nothing more than “another” representation of who the people of the United States really are.
I was asked Thursday by a TruthNewsNetwork reader a question based on frustration and near-desperation about the vitriol that has overtaken the communication among us all. My advice was simple: “Communicate.” That is a two-way conversation between people that always reveals more to all parties that show commonalities than differences. It happens every time we communicate with each other.
At the end of it all, we must believe that we’re going to be OK. That’s not just “going to happen.” But it WILL happen if enough of us are willing to set aside our differences and embrace those as opportunities to learn and grow.
We owe that to ourselves, our children, and those we don’t yet know, but hopefully soon will.
What’s to lose if we at least try?
There’s plenty to lose if we don’t!
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Many Americans feel that Republicans are little more than a bunch of old, white-haired men and women who sit around all day counting their certificates of deposit and clipping their bond coupons. Of course, instead of trying to understand Republicans and other conservatives, it is far less complicated for those on the Left to simply put all these conservatives into a basket labeled “Sluggards Who Hate Those Different from Them.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Most conservatives — even most of those evil Republicans — are millennials who are college graduates and get into businesses in a management capacity or even ownership. Certainly, there’s no exclusive on living such a life: anyone who desires can do the exact same thing. However, the diametrically opposite professional path seems to be chosen by a majority of those labeled as “Progressives,” though very little of the Progressive’s political agenda is progressive. It’s more like “regressive” in its nature and operations.
But back to today’s story.
Most know the name “Meghan McCain.” Meghan is the daughter of former U.S. Senator and former Presidential Candidate John McCain. Meghan followed in her father’s political footsteps. And she married someone who wears the same shoes: Ben Domenech. If you are a watcher of FOX News of late, you may have seen the bearded young guy filling in on the 7:00 PM evening show or even as a guest contributor on other FOX News shows.
Beside being conservative and Meghan’s husband, Ben is the Publisher of Federalist, a very popular conservative news organization. Ben is somewhat quiet, but when he speaks, he’s sounds authoritative without any edge of importance in his delivery. (I’m a radio guy so I notice that stuff!) Say what you will about him, he fits the picture of “Republican” mentioned above, except he’s NOT old, NOT white-haired, does NOT sit around counting CD’s and clipping coupons: he publishes a GREAT conservative news site. And living in D.C. in the midst of the Swamp as a young Republican journalist, he’s carved a niche for himself that is remarkable.
On Wednesday, his news outlet published a story “about” Ben but included remarks “from” Ben. I thought what he had to say in the context of exactly what Americans see playing out on our national stage fits perfectly in the process of answering the catcalls of the Left in the midst of extreme lawlessness, criminality by this administration in ignoring immigration laws, violence amuck, and the fear sown by Democrats and others regarding COVID-19.
Enough of this: let’s meet Ben Domenech:
Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech warned during Fox News “Primetime” on Tuesday that Americans must not sit idly by as power-hungry elites steal their freedoms and ruin their country.
“[Today’s elites] want to compel you into silence about all the wrongs you see, gaslight you into believing things that are not true, or make you out to be a hateful, ignorant bigot for believing things that are. The central question before you is: What are you willing to do about it?” he asked Fox viewers.
Citing John Ford’s classic western fable “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Domenech emphasized the importance of law and order while celebrating the tough men required to enforce it.
“We have borders because they are guarded by rough men prepared to do what it takes to protect the lines that delineate a nation. It is meaningless to say that we have laws in our cities if we defund those Americans who are brave enough to enforce them,” Domenech said. “This may be repugnant to our nation’s elite, but it is essential to a civilized society.”
When Fox’s Peter Doocy recently asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki if the Biden administration is concerned that illegal migrants crossing the southern border aren’t being tested for COVID, Psaki avoided the question.
“Federal officials at the border are dealing with a historic surge of illegal immigration, and they have neither the time or the resources to test the thousands of migrants they apprehend on a daily basis,” Domenech said. “Testing is being done by nonprofits if it’s being done at all, even though many of these migrants are coming from countries where COVID is rampant and vaccines almost nonexistent.”
To make matters worse, such charities have been “ordered” not to report COVID positives, according to reporting from Fox News’ Bill Melugin.
“That means illegal immigrants, carrying a virus that represents a supposedly existential threat, are being released into small American towns all along the border, often without the knowledge of local authorities,” Domenech said. “Make no mistake, the Biden administration is now treating foreign lawbreakers better than the American people. Millions of lawbreaking … foreigners are now walking over the border and being given taxpayer-funded bus tickets and medical care and schooling, while American kids are being denied such things, as Democrats cement more lockdowns.”
“Does it bother you that terrorist cartels are more competent at running the border than our own government, that babies and children are being drowned in the Rio Grande and trafficked into sex slavery because the ‘civilized’ party is back in charge?” he asked.
Last month, more than 200,000 migrants were apprehended at the border. “The last time we apprehended that many people crossing the border was more than 20 years ago,” Domenech noted. Meanwhile, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border is surging.
“But if you raise any of this as an issue, if you question it, if you suggest this looks like chaos, chaos being exploited by violent criminals who seek to profit even as they harm America, you will be denounced as a heartless racist or worse,” Domenech reflected. “You are supposed to be comfortable with the government the elites give you, which will use emergency powers to keep you masked up, locked down, and prevent you from buying seeds, but will do nothing to stop the cartel-benefiting anarchy at the border.”
In the 1860s, the elites feared and despised the Wide Awakes, who were “a militaristic fraternity dedicated to human liberty.” According to Domenech, today’s elites similarly “fear and hate the wide-awake Americans of the 2020s.”
“Make no mistake, the progressive left today is the inheritor and continuance of the slave power of yesterday. It is the same aristocratic creed, the same enmity to the Declaration of Independence, the same fixation on the hierarchy of race and cast, and the same dread of Americans who rebel against them, the same horror at the possibility that an ordinary working man, regardless of his race, might wake up to the truth,” Domenech said. “That’s why they do their damnedest to keep wide-awake Americans suppressed, demonized, locked down, and for the rest, to keep them asleep and in the dark.”
“You know the playbook by now,” Domenech warned. “Americans who reject the woke and show they are wide awake are denounced by nattering elites and their media handmaidens as extremist, as dangerous, and — this is rich — as white supremacists. It’s a lie and no one believes it. Not even them.”
“Free speech, free soil, free men. It was the Wide Awake battle cry in 1860, and it’s the same today,” he concluded. “Because, you see, the stakes don’t change and neither does the enemy. Only the circumstances do.”
“On one side, you have the enemies of everything this nation has ever been and meant. And on the other, you have the patriots, the Americans, the men and women who will do anything to preserve it, because they know what civilization requires. You are the heart of a nation that has slept for so long, but now, at last, you are wide awake,” Domenech said. “So now I ask you again, what are you willing to do?”
NO ONE owns any political perspective. NO ONE owns righteousness, goodness, or the Truth. There’s a generation that is awakening today that are daily growing more and more angry at leaders that treat Americans as if they are stupid and have no right to determine the things necessary for themselves, their families, and their businesses.
Domenech made very clear this generation has had enough. How long are we willing to let the progressive left drive this ship with impunity for those with differing opinions?
At TruthNewsNetwork, we have asked for several years exactly the same question Ben asked in his last sentence: “So now I ask you again, what are you willing to do?”
It’s pretty clear what MUST occur if we want to turn the ship away from certain destruction for all of us on the ship. What are we willing to do and when will we do it?