The January 6, 2021 “Insurrection” Story in Detail From The “Inside”

Photo Journalist Steve Baker is known in the world of Conservative Journalists as a “teller of facts.” On his website, his blog, his YouTube channel, and in interviews, he’s adamant that he “seeks,” finds,” and “tells” the truth about everything on which he reports. It’s not often a true journalist gets caught up in the travesty he covers and finds himself targeted by law enforcement simply for being there to capture in person the details of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Such is the case of Steve Baker. (pictured above)

Steve purposely went to the 1/6 D.C. Event solely to document all that he saw and heard. He went with his camera, tripod, and recorder. Though Mr. Baker is NOT a Trump supporter and wore no MAGA paraphernalia and was obviously a videographer, he was (and is) a target. For whom? That’s the story he tells today in the following two-hour interview with Dan Newman, Thursday, January 6, 2022.

The interview aired on our show “TNN Live!” captured an abundance of first-hand details that are not only accurate but they are also authenticated by videos shot by Steve on the day of the event! His videos have been shared worldwide by international media giants who have been hungry for facts of that day. And his distribution of those videos may be a reason he now is facing possible prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice for simply being at the Capitol.

                Steve Baker

This interview will captivate you when you hear a precise, calm, non-partisan, and matter-of-fact synopsis of what he SAW and HEARD that day with his own eyes and ears. Much of what he relates today flies in the face of the “facts” presented by the Mainstream Media — which should come as no surprise.

It’s critical that Americans discover the truth of that day. Why is it critical? Because our government is now actively weaponizing their power to stealthily push Americans into a void in which NO information can be shared unless that information parallels the “political truth” of this administration!

Don’t laugh: it’s true.

Click below to listen to the true story of January 6, 2021, as told by a REAL reporter from the scene in vivid detail.

Breath deeply now, because it may not be so easy to do when he completes his story told to us all!

 

 

The Bait And Switch Con To Destroy Our Constitution

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier are the birthrights of an American. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God, it will ever remain, in the hands of the people. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the people’s freedom by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. – James Madison

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson

Cities may be rebuilt, and a People reduced to Poverty may acquire fresh Property: But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it. – John Adams letter to Abigail Adams, July 7, 1775

The Convention of States (COS) proponents have continuously lied to their constituents, most of whom have never opened the US Constitution and read Article V. The push for an Article V Convention is the most vicious bait and switch con-game of all time.

Amendments to the Constitution

COS adherents tell us we can open the US Constitution and add amendments to rein in the powers and jurisdictions of the federal government, but if elected officials won’t obey the Constitution now, why would they obey changes to the document unless the changes benefited them?!

Article V unequivocally provides only two procedures for amendments to the Constitution, to wit: Method 1. Congressional Enactment when “two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary,” OR Method 2. Congressional Convening of a Convention in response to “the Application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several states.” Furthermore, even the choice between the two declared modes of state ratification of any resulting amendments therefrom is specifically left to “be proposed by the Congress.”

How much semantical distortion of the English language; or “bouncing off the wall of legalizing” does it take to create a “Convention of States” out of Article V? Nowhere in Article V does it say that a convention can be called, opened, or convened and bypass Congress, which COS promoters claim they can do. Read it for yourselves:

The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. (Emphasis mine)

Why can’t we add amendments to the Constitution as we have for 235 years rather than risking opening the Constitution to violent partisans and nefarious individuals?

1787 Convention Precedent

The COS promoters have also stated that they could “control” the convention. Still, the precedent for total lack of control was set in 1787 when the Founding Fathers realized the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation could not be fixed under the current form of government and thus, started anew. Throwing out our 1787 Constitution, written by true statesmen, and substituting “privileges” rather than individual freedoms is the goal of those behind the Convention of States and their irreputable monetary benefactors.

When the Articles of Confederation were written, there was a widespread fear of a strong central government among Americans whose loyalties were to their own state rather than any national government. During the American Revolution, the Articles purposely kept the federal government as weak as possible and the states as independent as possible. But there were severe weaknesses, and these weaknesses were discussed at the 1786 Annapolis Convention. Thus, a new document was needed, but states’ rights were strongly included in the ten unalienable Bill of Rights.

Convention Advocates and Financiers

Mark Meckler is funded with millions from Koch Brothers organizations, American Legislative Exchange Council, and other malicious groups and organizations. Rob Natelson, formerly of the Goldwater Institute and now with the Independence Institute, Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association, and Patrick Henry College are also defenders of the egregious Convention of States. Yet, they’re afraid to debate those constitutional scholars who know the truth of their intentions.

Their real purpose in opening another Constitutional Convention is to impose a new constitution of their own making. One of the early rewritten constitutions was published in Rex Tugwell’s 1974 book, The Emerging Constitution. It was a project over ten years and $25 million by Fund for the Republic (the Ford Foundation). The proposed “New States Constitution” is a frightening combination of government privileges rather than individual freedoms and a culmination of the final objectives of regional governance conspirators.

In addition to the proposed new Constitutions already out there, the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Drafting Project has released three proposed new constitutions to replace our existing Constitution. You can read the proposed new constitutions here. These proposed constitutions would transfer massive new powers to the federal government, legalize the unconstitutional acts that have been going on for over 100 years, and bring about a long list of additional horrors.

Robert George and the Conservative Constitution

One look at the “Conservative Constitution” headed up by Robert George should give anyone the willies. Robert George, a globalist Council on Foreign Relations member, who poses as a conservative Christian while serving UNESCO and the CFR’s agenda, has found common ground with the purveyors who wish the destruction of our 1787 Constitution.

Obviously, COS board member Robert George would like to delete the entire second amendment. Here’s what he has written that negates the original meaning of the founder’s “teeth” of our Bill of Rights.

The modified “Second Amendment” clarifies what we understand to be the best original understanding. It provides, “Neither the states nor the United States shall make or enforce any law infringing the right to keep and bear arms of the sort ordinarily used for self-defense or recreational purposes, provided that states, and the United States in places subject to its general regulatory authority, may enact and enforce reasonable regulations on the bearing of arms, and the keeping of arms by persons determined, with due process, to be dangerous to themselves or others.” (Emphasis mine)

So, who will determine those who are dangerous to themselves or others? Unelected councils as in Soviet Russia? The same unelected councils as our local county health departments? Those unelected councils determined healthy people should be locked up, schools should be closed, and everyone should don face diapers, breathing in their own exhaled bacteria, depriving their brains of oxygen, and doing damage to themselves. Adopted because other unelected councils told them what to do…NIH, CDC, FDA, AMA, etc… the snakeholders! Our elected officials willingly complied.

Robert George’s revision of our unalienable second amendment is a prescription for the annihilation of our God-given right to defend ourselves, and we know exactly who the targets will be.

America’s Gun Owners

Will Dabbs MD writes for Firearms News, and in a recent article, he said, “American civilian shooters bought as many firearms in the month of January 2021 as are maintained in the entire US Army inventory. In a nation of 328 million people, we own more than 400 million guns, and forty million of those firearms were sold in 2020. There’s just no putting that back in the box. As a people, we are irrevocably armed to the teeth. No amount of legislated social engineering will ever make a dent. That means the bad guys in the United States will be well-armed until the sun burns out.”

Dr. Dabbs continues, “While the left wishes the United States was Sweden or Norway, we pragmatists appreciate that in the face of such a sordid state, we need to assume responsibility for our security. In the Information Age, this means we avail ourselves of the proper tools and train to proficiency.”

Remember the summer of 2020, when Antifa thugs pulled Adam Haner out of his pickup truck in Portland during a BLM protest march and beat him unconscious? His crime was trying to help another person who the same mob had beaten.

As Dr. Dabbs says, “I don’t know about you guys, but that’s just not happening to me.”

“We must avoid this type of chaos at all costs, but should the exigencies of life place you in that sort of place, nothing screams, ‘Don’t screw with me, dude!’ like a handy takedown AR.”

Conclusion

Too many evil entities wish to destroy the finest document of individual God-given freedoms ever created by man. Frederick Douglass said, “Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is a Glorious Liberty Document!” He was right.

In 1788, James Madison wrote to G.I. Turberville when asked how he felt if another General Convention should be called.

He wrote, “You wish to know my sentiments on the project of (an Article V) Convention as suggested by New York. I shall give them to you with great frankness. If a General Convention were to take place for the avowed and sole purpose of revising the Constitution, it would naturally consider itself as having a greater latitude than the Congress appointed to administer and support as well as to amend the system; it would consequently give greater agitation to the public mind; an election into it would be courted by the most violent partizans [sic] on both sides; it would probably consist of the most heterogeneous characters; would be the very focus of that flame which has already too much-heated men of all parties; would no doubt contain individuals of insidious views, who under the mask of seeking alterations popular in some parts but inadmissible in other parts of the Union might have a dangerous opportunity of sapping the very foundations of the fabric.”

My friend, Joanna Martin, a true scholar of our 1787 Constitution and the Federalist papers, has written a much more in-depth article exposing the harmful effects of allowing another constitutional convention. Please take the time to study her work.

The war to save our 1787 Constitution continues. Please join the battle to restore our God-given liberties and freedoms.

The Democrat Party Is Dead In The Water

Let’s be honest: things are NOT looking good for the Democrat Party headed into the 2022 midterm elections next November. In fact, I don’t ever remember a political party as desperate as is this Democrat Party. From Biden policies that bypass Congress that are being quickly put in place to legislation being rushed through Congress without regular order evidence that desperation is running the show.

Think about that: Democrats had no committee hearings in which to call witnesses, examine documents, offer amendments, and vote whether or not to send proposed legislation to the full House. They simply rammed bill after bill straight to the floor for voting!

I doubt that many in the Democrat Party expected to see the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer government simply ignore the will of the People. They must believe fundamentally that the 2020 election results were a mandate from Americans for their top-down policies to be swiftly implemented. The problems that those policies initiated so quickly when initiated caught Democrat leadership by surprise. Their knee-jerk reaction was just to double and triple down, rushing legislation through the House. Additionally, they’ve used executive fiat from Biden to implement as many additional far-left policies into existence.

Why not? With even just a slim majority in the House and a virtual tie in the Senate gives them a great opportunity to do just what they’re doing. Only losing the House and/or the Senate in 2022 can stop them — if that can even happen.

But the reaction from voters on every front that Democrats have created since the January 20th inauguration is creating problems for their party. And Dems have reacted poorly, simply pushing harder, screaming louder, all while diminishing pushback from their GOP counterparts. It’s as if they are building a Democrat-controlled government without relying on the peoples’ votes. And Americans have awakened and have taken notice.

That creates even MORE roadblocks for Democrats. And a large number of career Democrats subsequently are headed for the exit. And American voters are watching all this develop. And Americans are NOT happy.

The Democrat Party Is In Trouble

When the Washington Post reports that the Democrat Party is facing a “Superstorm” of revolt from voters, you know the political landscape looks pretty bleak for Democrats. Virtually every national political analyst and pollster is predicting that Republicans will easily win back majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that if the midterm elections were held now, 51% of all registered voters would vote for a Republican in their congressional district. Only 41% of those surveyed said they would support a Democrat. That’s the largest lead for Republicans in more than 100 surveys taken by ABC and the Post since 1981.

Even more troubling for liberals is how this same survey found that 62% of participants said the Democrat Party is “out of touch” with the concerns of most citizens. Mainstream news outlets are offering their usual excuses for the Republican wave, saying it’s a historical trend that the party occupying the White House loses congressional seats in midterm elections. News coverage also blames Democrat troubles on redistricting efforts in several states that will give Republican candidates advantages in 2022.

While these factors are true to a degree, centrist Democrats such as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Warner of Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and a few others are voicing serious concerns about the broader agenda, the direction, and the political tone of a Democratic Party that has become hijacked by aggressive, outspoken activist members who demand unpopular, even frightening, policy changes in our country.

When Republican Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s race in Virginia race this month, he did it by campaigning on “kitchen-table” issues such as parental involvement in education and an immediate end to the politicization of public school classrooms. Youngkin called for lower taxes, and he voiced respect and support for law enforcement.

Youngkin’s Democrat opponent dug in on education, siding with shrill activists who lashed out at the parents who dared to question education officials. School board officials went as far as calling in the Department of Justice to intimidate parents and label them as domestic terrorists. Parents in Virginia have alleged that FBI agents are infiltrating school board meetings. When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during a candidate debate that parents have no business telling schools what they should teach, he sealed his own political fate.

More voters are becoming aware of a Democrat political agenda that is not focused on voter top priorities such as reducing inflation, growing the economy, and strengthening border and national security. Instead, many Democrats are actively promoting race-based education, brazenly moving to defund police, and needlessly expanding Medicaid, which has bloated the program to a record 83 million people, a 12% increase over March of 2020.

Biden has also focused on pushing policies that actively discourage work. The administration illegally expanded food stamps by 25% over pre-pandemic levels, even as many choose not to work. Democrats pushed for expanded unemployment benefits and bonuses that were ultimately extended on multiple occasions. Not working became more lucrative for many in America than returning to a job, according to Foundation for Government Accountability research. In September, a record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs, greatly compounding a national labor shortage of more than 10.4 million workers.

So, what are most Democrats doing in the wake of this sobering negative reaction from voters in Virginia, New Jersey, and other states? National Democratic leaders are not advocating for moderation or compromise. They are, according to Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, “doubling down on stupid.”

And while prominent Democrats try to spin a good line about their chances in the 2022 elections, others see the reality of an ugly election cycle ahead. The results of the November elections in Virginia and typically blue New Jersey are slapping Democrat candidates like a thunderclap. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California became the 14th House Democrat to announce she won’t be running for reelection in 2022. That list also includes House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth of Kentucky and House Democratic Steering Committee co-Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois. And a most senior Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, also announced he is calling it quits.

Many members of Congress and Hill staff have said over the years that it’s not nearly as gratifying to serve in the minority party. If Democrats don’t learn from these early election results and adopt more social and physically responsible policies, they might relegate themselves to permanent minority party status.

Summary

I’m not certain who first used this line, but it certainly describes what we’re watching from the Democrat Party: “Symbolism over Substance.”

Candidate Joe Biden made a massive list of promises in exchange for votes. I know, every candidate does the same thing. The previous inhabitant of the White House certainly promised many things. But “promising” is where any similarity between Trump and Biden ends. Donald Trump accomplished more of his campaign promises than has any other president in my lifetime. Biden, on the other hand, DID fulfill several of his promises, like the cancellation of the XL Pipeline permit and stopping exploration and gas and oil production on federal lands. He promised to spend a bunch of money on giveaways, although none were described to be giveaways. Those he’s received permission from the Democrat-controlled Congress turned into pork and more pork.

He promised he would bring Americans back together; that he would unite the nation again. He would “kill COVID-19,” and would be the President “of all Americans, not just Democrats.” He’s failed miserably.

We could go on and on, but doing so would only be a waste of time. The purpose of sharing all this with you today is to demonstrate exactly how far in the tank is this Democrat Party. And in less than a year it’s obvious who they are and what are their plans under Joe Biden.

Have you noticed their desperation? It’s as if the world will burn if they don’t get anything and everything for which they ask, but demand from Americans. Their promises are hollow and empty. Their accomplishments are massive in spending and replete with promise after promise that can in no way be fulfilled, even if their intentions really were to do that!

My conclusion is that their desperation is driving this legislative and executive action tyranny. Why are they so desperate? Many Democrats in government have seen the handwriting on the wall: they’re doomed to lose the control they have seized. And it almost certainly will happen in the 2022 midterms in November.

The saddest part of this all is their diminishing their oaths of office, the concerns and support from those who elected them, and have abandoned facts, honesty, and commitments. For what? Lust for permanent control of not just Congress, but all of the federal government.

Prove that wrong and I will apologize. Until then, I suggest we all begin looking at ways to minimize the Democrat Party damages that are already resulting from their actions in this very young administration.

Don’t think things are going to improve under this president. The opposite is likely. Let’s just do everything we can to soften the impacts of all the unlawful executive actions by Mr. Biden and massive spending that dwarfs any ever seen by any government.

It will NOT be easy between here and 2024. Let’s pray that our leaders in Congress who have awakened to these horrors will find ways to mitigate the damage and maybe stop some pending before it’s too late.

Last, of all, let’s pray!

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What About Those “Evil” Pilgrims?

We just finished a wonderful Thanksgiving in our family. We all met under one roof, shared amazing food, and caught up on the details of our ever-aging “seniors” while glorying in the accomplishments of the “youngsters.” We had a lot of fun!

There certainly are members of our family that have serious issues in their lives. My mother-in-law is 95 and is struggling with what appears to be the early stages of dementia. One of the grandchildren is going through a divorce. Another granddaughter is breathlessly watching the results of annual tests to make certain the surgeons got ALL the breast cancer more than ten years ago and that she’s still “clear.”

The truth is, every family, every person, and every group of persons have issues. And all have made mistakes. We all must make our own ways in life and follow those stepping stones and paths we choose because they are the best ones as we determine. Sometimes we make good choices, and others are not so good. But that’s life.

Sadly, as we entered Thanksgiving season, the “Wokesters” came out in full force. We’ve lived through several years of the deafening cries from some for “reparations” for the “sins of White ancestors who enslaved African Americans.” And it doesn’t stop with African Americans. EVERY segment of people based on THEIR differences can say, “somebody owes me reparations for something that someone else did to me that was wrong.” Those “wrongs” DO happen. Do they happen because of racism, hatred, just plain evil, or do they happen because humans are being humans?

If we required each other to not only identify our past mistakes and wrongs and then to pay someone for those wrongs, we would NEVER complete the repayment process.

Wednesday, the State Media were blanketed by “Wokesters,” who nastily denigrated Thanksgiving and our longstanding celebration for our forefathers finding the New World and creating this new nation. And as “Wokesters” and State Media on-air talents must do, they cried loudly, proclaiming how evil where those settlers and everyone who doesn’t attack our founders for their genocidal tendencies.

The pilgrims brought genocide with them is the cry today from all on the Left — even among Native Americans:

While you’re struggling to relate to what you just saw and heard, consider this explanation for the media madness we are living in — especially this Thanksgiving season:

Americans have a great and exuberant tradition that touches our sense of belonging and our pride in coming together. No, I am not referring to Thanksgiving, that festival of gratitude, generosity, and welcome. I am referring to the equally great and exuberant tradition of trash-talking other people.

Supposedly we have reformed. Ethnic slurs that were once common have retreated to the dark corners of dive bars and the even darker corners of anti-social media. We live in a time when a whole new admonitory vocabulary has emerged to warn people away from anything remotely racist. “Cultural appropriation” is taboo—as must be the word “taboo” itself, a Tongan word appropriated into English by Capt. James Cook.

We worry about demeaning stereotypes, microaggressions, implicit bias, normativity, neo-colonialism, and the “othering” of others. Surely we are more enlightened than those vile, imperialistic, hate-filled, white, heteronormative people who… Oops.

Ethnic slurs haven’t disappeared. They have just slipped into a new register. Black lives matter, but “all lives matter?” Them’s fighting words. Attacking someone else, after all, is a classic way of demonstrating loyalty to one’s own group, claiming group superiority, and policing the edges.

Gyasi Ross, a Blackfeet (Native American) author (Huffington Post, Gawker, and Indian Country Today) attorney, “rapper, speaker and storyteller,” explained on MSNBC the other day, speaking of the Mayflower Pilgrims, “Instead of bringing stuffing and biscuits, those settlers brought genocide and violence.” Speaking of Thanksgiving, Ross adds, “That genocide and violence is still on the menu.”

If take this as an attempt to right the historical record, it is hopeless. The Pilgrims didn’t bring “genocide” to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21.

For that matter, genocide was already here among native peoples, who frequently fought wars of extermination against rival tribes. The archaeological record testifies to such events, and Europeans had little to teach the native peoples they encountered anything about ambush, torture, and the death penalty.

But if Ross is simply attempting to show off his command of vituperative insult towards people of a tribe other than his own, he has done a pretty good job. His pitch is that the “white people” have a Thanksgiving “mythology” that portrays the Pilgrims as “having brought something of great value that enriches the people who are already here.” But the truth is that the Pilgrims “were broke,” and “they brought nothing of value.”

That, however, was hardly the view of the Wampanoag, with whom the white settlers of Plymouth celebrated that feast in the fall of 1621 that we call the first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag first of all saw the Pilgrims as a valuable ally against their enemies, the Narragansett, who appeared ready to attack.

They signed a treaty with the settlers that lasted unbroken for 50 years. The Wampanoag also eagerly engaged the settlers in trade to gain access to European manufactured goods. Moreover, the Pilgrims brought Christianity, which within a generation attracted a large number of Indian converts.

Granted, Ross may see all of this as “nothing of value,” but who is Ross to judge the decisions of 17th century Native Americans, rendered desperate by an epidemic disease that killed most of their tribe—a disease that swept through New England years before the Pilgrims arrived?

The real truth is that Ross has a niche in contemporary American life that has nothing to do with his ancestry or culture. It is the niche of a professional angertainer. It plays well on TV and other media because, after all, articulate displays of anger are indeed entertaining, and also because we need some comic relief dressed up as indignation. This isn’t always or necessarily bad: Let’s go, Brandon!

But humped-up anger is pretty much all the leftist media have to offer us these days. Real arguments grounded in facts are in short supply for the Bidenized left, but sneers presented as if they reveal hidden realities can still energize the base. After all, Nicole Hannah-Jones has just conjured a 600-page book out of her imaginary version of the American past. Condensed version: white men caused every harm, every misery, every injustice inflicted on black people from 1619 to today. Ross has the advantage of brevity.

Those Mayflower Pilgrims brought a few other items that also missed Ross’s list. They brought religious tolerance both as a principle and as a practice. The Mayflower Compact guaranteed that all the settlers, only about half of whom were Pilgrims, would enjoy the right to confess their own faiths. (The Puritans, who arrived later and settled Massachusetts Bay, were not tolerant.)

The settlers of Plymouth had one more thing: democratic self-government. Eventually Plymouth became the model for the New England town and, from there, the English settlement of the whole country.

Today the left professes to despise colonialism and to see nothing but the usurpation of people and destruction of the environment as the consequence. This is a little odd, given that the left also generally favors the abolition of national borders.

I don’t know if that applies in Ross’s case. He may want to keep the borders (or perhaps expand them) of the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. The loss of control of land, loss of independence, and other indignities by Native Americans were experienced by many as a dismal fate.

But history is complex. Some Native Americans embraced Western civilization; some sought a synthesis of tradition and the West; and some, like Ross, found places within the Western tradition where accusation and anger became a new kind of currency.

In that vein, hating Thanksgiving, like hating Columbus, has become a ritual. Some people watch the Macy’s Parade; some watch football; some enjoy the homecoming of relatives; some offer God sincere prayers of gratitude. And some make up stories about violence and genocide.

Summary

We all have a choice on this matter: adopt an attitude of thankfulness for all we have, including our opportunities, while recognizing we make mistakes and bad choices that negatively impact others, but we are willing to acknowledge our wrongs and reconcile with those wronged. Or we can toe the line of the Wokesters who command unilateral authority to label everything and everybody and set ALL the social rules that we must follow. The two options are mutually exclusive. And, sadly, the Wokesters led by the State Media are really good at ignoring all the good they experience because of what those evil Pilgrims did.

As for me, I’m thankful! I will always be thankful. I will always thank God “in all things.” I choose to do so. And the fact that the woke crowd choose the other option will NOT impact my decisions.

My operating mantra? “Do unto others what you’d have them do unto you.”

If you want to do life the other way, go for it. Meanwhile, I’m going to wish everybody I see a “Merry Christmas!”

I ain’t Woke!

Peter W. Wood (Contributor)

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We Have It Pretty Good

Americans began celebrating Thanksgiving long before there was a United States. For hundreds of years, the colonies celebrated a day for local communities to come together and give thanks to God.

It was not until the height of national division, during the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln first set a uniform date for the nationwide celebration of Thanksgiving.

“In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity,” Lincoln wrote, “order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict.”

Lincoln went on to note that the Civil War had not prevented settlers from expanding the nation’s borders, nor slowed the development of the land’s natural resources, nor stopped the population from continuing to grow. “They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God,” Lincoln wrote, “who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.”

There is no civil war today as there was when Lincoln first set a national day of thanks, and thank goodness for that. But the nation is clearly divided to an extent perhaps not seen since then.

Woke police have so captured higher education and corporate America that most people are now scared to speak their minds in the classroom and at work. And forget about a president mentioning the “Most High God” in a proclamation; that simply is no longer acceptable. The First Amendment has never been in greater danger.

Indeed, the entirety of the Bill of Rights is under attack as Democrats seek to undermine the very structure of our constitutional republic. Packing the court, musing over how to add the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as states, abusing executive authority to pass vaccine mandates, abandoning the rule of law to enable a mass illegal migration. We are teetering close to no longer being a country of laws.

This November, however, has ushered in a season of hope. The scales are falling from people’s eyes. Parents across the country are pushing back against the hateful lies told about our country in public schools. Majorities now say they want illegal migrants turned back at the border. Prosecutors who have refused to send criminals to jail are facing recall elections in the bluest of cities.

The public is awakening. People know there are still many reasons why we should be thankful to live in this glorious country. Focus on those reasons and have a wonderful holiday.

Remember this: our forefathers — regardless of what revisionists historians claim — embedded Christian principles in our nation’s structure. We would be wise to remember that and honor the fact that even though not part of the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution, “One nation under God” was enshrined in the Pledge of Allegiance by our national leaders. They KNEW where good comes from. And they applauded that.

While you share these holidays with those you love, remember to express your thanks for all that you have — even the bad stuff. “Thank God IN all things” is the verbiage used during Thanksgiving dinner prayers. It doesn’t say we should thank God FOR all things. We all have problems, roadblocks, and travesties in our lives. But we all live in the United States of America!

We truly have it pretty good.

Be thankful!

Equal Justice Under The Law Is NOT “Equal” According To Some

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Equal Justice Under The Law Is NOT “Equal” According To Some

 

Many Americans have been anxious for several years about the dramatic shift to the left regarding law enforcement and the judiciary system. With the advent of cries for “equity” to replace the “equality” guaranteed in the Constitution, a new justice process has stealthily slipped in. It is changing the fundamentals of law that have existed for 260 years. What is happening? Let’s start at the beginning.

Equality

“All men are created equal” is the fundamental and most important tenet of liberty that our founders espoused. Our nation was based on it — PERIOD. It means that no one is above the law. Kings are not above the law, groups are not above the law, no individual is above the law, but there is “equal justice under law.”

In 1776, the idea that no one is above the law was popular during the founding of the United States. In the pamphlet Common Sense, Thomas Paine said, “in America, the law is King, so in free countries, the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.”

Today, the Supreme Court is the final authority on interpreting the Constitution and all the statutes and regulations created according to it. Many today feel the SCOTUS should edit or amend U.S. law and are desperate to see it happen. For those, “equality” has been replaced by “equity.” For that to ever be implemented, the Constitution would have to disappear. No matter what we’re told, “equality” and “equity” are NOT the same.

Equity

“Equality” is one of those inalienable rights with which we’re endowed. “Equity” is precisely the opposite. It creates the ability for people to interject their feelings, ideas, emotions, and political perspectives into outcomes of interpretations of laws, as does the Supreme Court. SCOTUS merely interprets the meanings of laws from the Constitution and those passed by our government. They do NOT make or amend laws.

We may not agree with all their interpretation of the laws and statutes, but their interpretations become the law of the land. That’s essentially the driving power of the movement in U.S. politics to do away with equality opting for equity instead. Why? To give power to people to make or change laws based solely on that power and political perspective. The “People” would be, in essence, changed to mean “SOME People” — those with the power to do so.

All government officials in the United States, the President, the Justices of the Supreme Court, and all members of Congress, pledge first and foremost to uphold the Constitution. These oaths affirm that the rule of law is superior to the rule of any human leader.

There’s no doubt this process means less today than it did ten years ago, and it gets diminished daily in 2021-USA.

The opening of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, states as follows:

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

When Thomas Jefferson first wrote these words, it was the opposite of the political theory of the day, “The Divine Right of Kings.” The “Divine Right of Kings” was the doctrine of the British Crown asserting that Kings got their right to rule from God and were subject to no one.

Plato wrote around 350 BC:
Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off. Still, if the law is the master of the government and the government is its slave, then the situation is full of promise, and men enjoy all the blessings that the gods shower on a state.

Even in 350 BC, the famous theorist of the day recognized the significance and importance of a type of government other than that which gave unilateral authority to a ruling class. The People of a society in charge, according to Plato, is the only way to build a nation that will sustain itself. Jefferson and his fellow patriots understood that — especially after fleeing Europe after living the entirety of their lives under the selfish rule and top-down government across that continent.

The Declaration was the beginning; the Constitution “sealed the deal:” the United States was to be ruled forever by a government that was (and is to be) “Of the People, By the People, and For the People.”

Has that changed?

Hatred And Anger Fueled By Media Failure

The “legacy” media seemed driven to present enough bad news over the past year about Rittenhouse that guilt on all charges was sufficient to result in his conviction. Sadly, a vast number of Americans who bought in for the faux legitimacy of the “legacy” media narrative led to this example of “narrative-driven” hatred for the subjects of a serious news story. I won’t list the dozens of news stories published since that August 2020 night of infamy in Kenosha that portray Kyle Rittenhouse as a white supremacist, a vigilante, or a Nazi sympathizer. But all of the above were instigated and enhanced through the “bigger-is-better” methodology to make so-called “facts” spooned by the media to their fawning followers seem real sufficient to fuel similar acts in Kenosha in Portland, Seattle, and even Minneapolis.

Why would the “legacy” media do that? One reason: ratings. Ratings begat eyeballs, readers, and listeners. Eyeballs, readers, and listeners in large numbers comprise THE targets for advertisers. That all means MONEY.

As has happened in almost every such event during the last five years, the “legacy” media’s ploys to create and establish sellable stories to legitimize ratings sufficient to bring big bucks, when debunked, continue to double and triple down on their lies. And their followers, who are not attached to facts, swallow the belief that “legacy” media folks are 100% factual all the time.

Constitutional Attorney Jonathan Turley weighed in after the Friday verdict that exonerated Rittenhouse of any guilt:

“I do think one of the lessons we are taking from this case is a certain degree of recklessness in the coverage,” Turley said in an afternoon interview with Fox News’s Martha MacCallum. “Many people watching the trial were surprised that there were these countervailing facts, that Rittenhouse did not shoot [Joseph] Rosenbaum — while he was running away — in the back. They were surprised to find out that he was working to take graffiti off of buildings or that he was invited to protect that business. And that’s a dangerous disconnect for society. That’s what causes rage, and it comes from the media.”

Is it any wonder that the only major news outlet that is closest to non-partisanship is FOX News? And FOX, in that quest for eyeballs/ratings/money, leads ALL cable news media in all of these categories.

Could there be something else going on?

The Government’s Role

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) “I was absolutely disappointed in the judge. He demonstrated from the very beginning that he was on the side of the defendant. The business of not letting the jury decide on the gun issue, whether or not he was too young to have had a gun, he took that unto himself. It was unusual for him to allow this defendant to select who the final jurors were going to be. He was outrageous in the way that he conducted himself. Everybody saw that. He was the talk of the country, the way that he conducted himself. He was brazen, he was bold, he was on the side of the defendant, and I don’t think justice has been served.”
  • In a statement Friday, President Joe Biden said that “while the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.” I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law,” he added.
  • In a statement, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, wrote: “No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family.”
  • “In America today: you can break the law, carry around weapons built for a military, shoot and kill people, and get away with it,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) tweeted in response to the news. “That’s the message we’ve just sent to armed vigilantes across the nation,” Newsom added.
  • “A system that legitimizes vigilante murder is deeply broken,” tweeted Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI).
  • “What we are witnessing is a system functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wrote on Twitter. “My heart still breaks for the communities and families whose grief now compounds and the countless others who will be denied and deprived in similar scenes across the country.
  • “The Congressional Black Caucus called the ruling “unconscionable,” writing on Twitter: “It is unconscionable our justice system would allow an armed vigilante — who traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz — to go free.”
  • “Kyle Rittenhouse is living proof that white tears can still forestall justice,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) wrote on Twitter. “A murderer is once again walking free today — our system is broken.”
  • New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, called it a “heartbreaking verdict” and a “miscarriage of justice,” which “sets a dangerous precedent” and encouraged the Department of Justice to review the matter. “Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest,” Nadler wrote on Twitter.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the verdict “disgusting,” saying in a tweet that it sends a “terrible message to this country.” He wrote, “We can’t let this go. We need stronger laws to stop violent extremism from within our nation.”
  • “The judge. The jury. The defendant. It’s white supremacy in action,” Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said in a tweet. “This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.”
  • “We have more peaceful marching to do. To where? Every ballot box across our land. Lace-up,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said in a tweet.
  • “Racism & white supremacy remain the bedrock of our legal system,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) wrote on Twitter. “My heart breaks for the family & loved ones of those whose lives were stolen, and the trauma our communities face today and every day. The struggle for accountability, for justice, for healing goes on.”
  • “Our gun laws are protecting the wrong people,” tweeted Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA).

Equal Justice For All?

Kyle Rittenhouse is a white guy. He shot three white guys. Two of those white guys died because he exercised his 2nd Amendment rights. If we didn’t know better, we’d think he certainly is a white supremacist. But everyone was white!

Then there’s this story:

A man who claimed he was defending himself and his girlfriend when he fired shots at deputies during an early-morning raid in 2017 was acquitted Friday of charges that carried a life prison term. A jury found Andrew “A.J.” Coffee IV, 27, not guilty of second-degree felony murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer by discharging a firearm, and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.

A.J. Coffee IV is a black man. And this black man received “equal justice under the law” THE SAME DAY AS DID KYLE RITTENHOUSE!

Compare the two incidents. Though the specifics are different, the substance was the same: both men defended themselves according to constitutional rights; both actions’ resulted in the death of others. A Difference in skin color, yet both were found innocent.

Truth Leaks Out

Neither of these incidents happened in a vacuum. Together they pull back the curtain on the core of this changing America. We’ve all watched as things changed the last decade: changes in the way politics work, change in the vitriolic delivery of “news” to Americans, change in the atmosphere in our government from top to bottom.

Of course, the legacy media finally found its legitimacy. They used the universal permission granted by their bosses in D.C. to pile on in every way possible to push the Leftist narrative with a universal mandate: destroy ALL opposition to Leftism.

“Have you lost your mind, Dan?”

Nope. And here’s why I can say that. There is NO question there has been something sinister, some undertone, that has quietly crept into every area of public life. We see it in politics, media, interactions between Americans of every ethnicity, and, most of all, in our education systems. The gloves are off, and hardcore leftists have taken the stage front-and-center and are unabashedly cramming the leftist talking points down the throats of Americans — primarily young Americans.

Why else would teachers’ unions go nuts when parents awakened when, thanks to COVID-19, educators at the behest of their union bosses were teaching every tenet of unilateral government control, beginning with our children.

Familiar Territory

What we face in our nation is NOT new. It’s happened time and time again throughout modern history. Thankfully, we previously have NEVER faced it. It is “Totalitarianism.”

That’s not a conspiracy theory. There are plenty of places to look to for comparison. And know this: those at the “top of the heap” in the U.S. understand that this oppressive philosophy is NOT an easy sale to us. It takes time, planning, and implementation of several things to start that ball rolling.

What makes me think this movie is already in process? Here’s what Totalitarianism is about:

Totalitarian regimes are often characterized by extreme political repression under an undemocratic government, widespread personality cultism around the person or the group which is in power, absolute control over the economy, large-scale censorship and mass surveillance systems, limited or non-existent freedom of movement (lockdowns), and the widespread usage of fraudulent elections and religious persecution. Laws and their enforcement become the total responsibility of a ruling class who enforce or ignore those laws that fit their objectives rather than the laws. The state media becomes THE spokesperson entity in the dissemination of news and information — especially about everything to do with the government.

That was the process that gave the world Adolph Hitler and Nazism, Joseph Stalin and Communism, Mussolini and Fascism, and Fidel Castro in Cuba. Each of these spearheaded and oversaw free countries dramatically walk away from their freedoms only to be replaced by 100% top-down government.

Summary

I don’t fly solo in this examination and these results. Millions of Americans’ eyes have been opened, primarily because of the COVID-19 “pandemic” and all the circumstances forced upon our fawning public by our Medical Bureaucracy under the leadership of so-called medical experts who suddenly became experts on every part of our lives. The most obvious evidence of this “slide” comes from legacy media. They are so bold about their operations and facilitation of this movement their political and economic tycoon bosses have ordered to occur that they’re doing this shocked most Americans. It happened so suddenly without warning.

Look: we’ve seen only the tip of this iceberg. We’re nowhere close to the heart of how deep into the total control of our lives by others we will find ourselves. What they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it is now in plain sight. Every negative happening in our economy, COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 death, labor statistics, inflation, and even our ever-growing struggle with our foreign allies fuels the rapid slide into State Government control of it all.

In closing, I will not guess who are the specific players in this new utopia under construction. I have my ideas, as do you. If the historical comparisons listed above hold regarding our situation, their identities will be revealed shortly. There may be a surprise or two. But it’s likely those now in the limelight pushing this so hard (and seeing results) are just the foot soldiers for the REAL tyrants we will see.

What can we do, if anything at all?

Besides praying, we can speak out. There are tens of millions of Americans being lulled to sleep and ignoring the snake that is consuming us! Fortunately, mass media coverage of the events we’re living through has begun to open our eyes. It’s ironic that the COVID-19 lockdowns put millions of us in places to watch more closely world events — watch far more closely than ever before. And these people, in large part, are NOT idiots!

I’m sad to say so, but it’s happening. I suggest that, if you haven’t already, engage in information gathering. READ! Get for yourself the historical perspectives of where our nation is today. Speak to others. Ask questions. And, more than anything, listen to everything you hear — really “LISTEN.” Knowledge is the most effective weapon of defense.

Stay close. Despite this gloom and doom, God has His hand on it all. After all, I’ve read the Book. And the end of Revelations is pretty darn good for my family and me!

READ!

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Bidenflation’s Biggest Target: Energy

Where are the results of Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan he promised would be Job #1 in his administration? He didn’t bother to tell us in his campaign that his plan would work ONLY if and when Congress passed it. He didn’t say that it would be full of more than $1 Trillion of nonsense measures that would do very little for the American people but would fatten the pockets of those to whom he and his fellow Democrats are obligated.

Who are those folks to which he’s obligated? Just take a moment and look at the Federal Election Commission campaign donations reports for the Biden Campaign. If you want to take time to follow the rabbit trails of who and how much the listed individuals, PACs and SuperPACs gave, you’ll see that each contribution of any significant size came from someone, some group, or some entity to which Joe Biden has some type of quid pro quo obligation.

A huge chunk of the “Build Back Better” legislation is to fulfill Joe’s financial commitments.

In addition to this, have you yet reconciled Biden’s and Obama’s $1 trillion “shovel-ready” jobs package they tricked Americans into believing that would jumpstart our economy? If you haven’t, remember this: more than half of the money in that bill simply disappeared. It went to corporate buddies of Obama and Biden like Solyndra. Five years ago I drove by the empty Solyndra “former” location that appears from the interstate to be fully functioning: a beautiful building with the company name emblazoned in lighted letters about 20-feet tall.  Solyndra was to be the “next best thing” for building technologically amazing solar panels that far surpassed those being built in China.

Solyndra’s success never materialized, but $500 million dollars of our “Solyndra taxpayer dollars” disappeared.

Obama’s explanation about that and the other boondoggles that obliterated hundreds of millions of dollars: He giggled in a meeting when asked about that critical program to “put our nation to work.” Those in the meeting chuckled along with him when he quipped, “I guess those shovel-ready jobs were not so shovel-ready after all.”

What makes any American citizen feel Biden is going to be better than Obama in ANY endeavor?

American Workers

Workers have been earning higher wages in the last few years, but inflation has consumed those gains. And it appears to be worsening by the hour! Many Americans feel like they are on a treadmill and cannot progress toward their goals, including saving for retirement or buying a new house. If Congressional Democrats get their way and pass their multitrillion-dollar spending bill, we’re going to see the inflation beast become even more ravenous.

Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s colossal and excessive spending and regulation bill will make it more difficult for American workers to thrive. Provision after provision in the bill would either directly or indirectly increase inflation by increasing the cost of energy use, while also raising taxes.

Democrats will force the early closing of coal plants that still have years of productivity. When we close coal plants early, it costs electric users money and causes electric rates to go up. Why? Because we must pay off the costs of building the coal plant and the clean coal technology added just a few short years ago.

While still paying for a closed coal plant, American taxpayers would also fund thousands of wind towers and thousands of square miles of solar panels. In addition, we would have to build more natural gas plants for when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing, which is a whopping 70% of the time. 

“It’s The Climate, Stupid”

This forced premature closing of coal plants and the building of new electrical power sources aren’t going to make one iota of difference to the climate. Communist China emits more pollution than the United States, all of Europe, India and Russia combined. China burned 4 billion tons of coal in 2020, half the global total. The Chinese are slowing down, but instead, are planning on building dozens of more coal plants. 

It is ruinous to make Americans pay more for their electricity when the largest emitter in the world is doing nothing to combat climate change. Ironically, the communist Chinese government will likely profit off our efforts to go green because three-quarters of the world’s batteries and solar panels are made in China.

By the way: have you ever seen what “getting” the material with which to make batteries looks like?

That’s a Washington mine that destroys (permanently) hundreds of acres mining lithium for use in battery production.

It looks REALLY like an “eco-friendly” energy source, doesn’t it? And batteries are NOT renewable which means the destruction of millions of acres in those states that contain elements needed. The demand for lithium is only expected to continually increase.

Secondly, what about the electricity necessity for electric car owners? You can’t plug an EV (electric car) into a plug in a garage. It requires SIGNIFICANT electrical upgrades. There are NO subdivisions in my city which contain the electrical grid necessary for EV-ready operations. None of the climate change sycophants dare mention those costs.

If you’re lucky enough to be one of the first to buy an electric car and you install a charging station in your garage, you’ll probably be OK. But if six or seven of your close neighbors do the same thing, “Uh-Oh! I can’t get my car to charge!”

It will cost towns and cities hundreds of millions of dollars to retro-fit existing residential and commercial properties to accommodate electrical needs to keep electric automobiles fueled.

But there’s good news! And this news will certainly make you happy. All you’ll need to do is move into a NEW house in a NEW subdivision that already has electric infrastructure to take care of your electric car! One story from a periodical marketing residential EV infrastructure gave us the plan:

Your next home will probably be able to charge your car. As electric vehicle sales soar, some local governments require builders to include EVSE-ready infrastructure in their new builds.

Updated U.S. building codes are about to change drastically. Quartz reports that homes that typically feature one or two 240-volt plugs will now be ready to install Level 2 chargers. All homes will be required to be “EV ready,” with the ability to charge electric vehicles built into building blueprints.

Building Codes

The International Code Council (ICC) creates building safety standards and codes builders follow. Their new codes indicate “New construction shall facilitate future installation and use of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).” These new codes are applicable to private homes, multi-family residences, condos, and apartment buildings.

What’s the Rush to Kill Coal?

What environmentalists “forget” to tell Americans is that new “clean coal” plants are amazingly environmentally efficient. Dramatic changes in technology have cleaned the coal energy system up in dramatic fashion.

If Congressional Democrats succeed in replacing coal plants with renewable energy sources, we will become more like Europe, which is experiencing a dramatic energy crunch caused by virtually windless conditions. This energy crunch is making energy even more expensive than it is here.

Germany’s electric rates, the highest globally, are triple what some of our less green states pay. Germans pay so much because of their heavy investments in wind and solar, which provide 38% of their power. In spite of Germany’s heavy investment in renewables, coal provided more energy than wind in the first half of 2021. And it’s not even winter yet, when coal is most utilized. 

Misrepresentations In “Renewable Energy Sources”

Some states are experiencing the consequences of relying too heavily on renewable energy sources. Both California and Texas struggled to provide their citizens with power and air conditioning this past summer. State officials repeatedly asked their customers to turn their air conditioning up to 78° on hot days. California even went so far as to pay industrial users a premium to burn oil to make their own electricity to keep the lights on elsewhere. 

That is just a snapshot of the laws the Left wants to pass. Additionally, Democrats want to subsidize electric cars that are still only affordable for the wealthy. Despite all the hype and subsidies, electric cars are only 1-2% of the cars on our roads, because many people don’t want to use them. The Left also wants to spend billions on electric buses that communities have already taken off the road because they can’t go up hills or stand the cold very well.

Democrat leadership also wants to raise business taxes, which will be passed on to consumers. When a grocery store that operates on a 1-2% margin (which most do) must pay more taxes and more for the electricity they use, prices will go up. That is one of the reasons why bacon is now over $7.00 a pack after usually being significantly less than that.

Democrats want to put their heads in the sand and ignore rapidly rising prices. Increasing the cost of energy will only make inflation worse because energy is used to do virtually everything. Not only do we have to pay more of our own money for our energy, but we also must pay more for our groceries, houses, and cars.

The insanity of “hurry, hurry, hurry” to get Leftists agenda items in place regarding replacement energy processes makes no sense! Who in their right mind would think Biden’s cancellation of the XL Pipeline permit his first day as President without considering the ramifications of doing so was a good idea? To make matters worse, he “temporarily” terminated leasing rights for oil companies to drill on federal lands — which are all owned by U.S. taxpayers! Did anyone tell Americans before Election Day in 2020 that his doing so would initiate a precipitous and immediate rise in the cost of energy for ALL Americans?

Summary

What has happened so far in our American energy industry was predictable: make knee-jerk decisions to stop this, outlaw that, threaten this other thing — ALL in the name of climate change was absolutely STUPID! I was aghast, not only at what Biden did, but his timing in doing so. He knee-capped every segment of the U.S. energy industry without having plans already in place to effectively transition away from the energy sources effectively supplying the nation to his “Green New Deal” program that is little more than the codification of AOC’s “Squad.” 

Boy, that worked out well for us all. And now we’re drowning in the results of Joe’s insane actions: massively higher and still-growing energy costs.

Attacking affordable energy while inflation runs rampant seems, at best, delusional and, at worst, intentionally destructive. Democrats need to stop playing political games with American’s electric bill and instead focus on reigning in inflation and getting the economy running again. 

If you think this administration can do these things, raise your hand for us all to see…raise your hands…don’t be shy!

I get it: no hands raised. No one thinks the Biden Administration can do it.

I agree.

Shocking, isn’t it?

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It’s Just As Bad As On October 28, 2016 — Or Worse!

Today is NOT October 28: it’s October 29. However, this story is “about” October 28, 2016.

On October 28, 2016, I analyzed the political problems alive and thriving in our government at that time. And I published the following synopsis on TruthNewsNetwork. It popped up in my “memories” yesterday, October 28. When it did, I was shocked to realize just how little has been accomplished.

No American can objectively (or truthfully) claim that our government is doing the job expected by those who were elected members of our government. Certainly, we can have differing opinions about anything and everything in our government — and we do. What’s wrong? Why can’t we get the U.S. government to click?

Finger-pointing does not give us answers. There certainly are plenty of “experts” on political matters who are certain who and what are the problems and who is responsible for them. Americans in 2021 in unison will echo that the “experts” don’t have a clue!

Here’s my difficulty: By this point in our political “modern” history, I expected a number of changes would have been implemented by those within the government to fix the problems within the government. For most of my 68 years, Americans in large felt that all that was necessary to implement the necessary changes to right the ship would have completed by now.

Take a look at this and see if you don’t share my chagrin at how little we have accomplished and, in fact, how far we have slipped toward “anti-democracy.”

October 28, 2016

“Let’s get beyond discussions about HRC and DJT and talk about (besides the obvious) what this election means to the nation. No matter the winner November 8, the absolute positive that has evidenced itself during this cycle is the absolute horror that lives everyday in the U.S. political system that resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the U.S. Capitol along with offices up and down K Street in D.C. It is now indisputable that the truth does NOT reside in any of these locations and that the White House and the Capitol have been and are for sale…..period. This is not a Democrat, Independent, or G.O.P. problem – it is a U.S. Government problem. It has been proven now to be much more than a problem: it is a travesty that has been perpetrated for much longer than any wish to admit.
So what do we do about it? Well, so far we’ve done nothing but “feed the monster.” Each election cycle we listen to those on both sides of the aisle promise us they will do this, stop that, start the other, all of which will fix our problems: social, economic, policy, everything. We always elect those that tell us the most convincing story about what and how they will fulfill these promises. Then nothing happens. But what is worse is that all of the problems voters elect officials to address only get worse…and worse…and worse. In this note, let’s not discuss the problems. We all know them. Let’s talk about how to solve them – really solve them – and get onto building a nation.
It is absolute idiocy to repeat the same things expecting different results. Change is necessary to effect different results – REAL change with REALLY different results. So in the U.S. political system, what qualifies as real change? Simple: doing things differently. First, let’s outlaw lobbying….period. That means forbidding anyone from providing money, trips, dinners, vacations, perks, anything to any lawmakers or any other government officials who have any say so on any U.S. policy decisions. Elected and appointed U.S. government officials must make decisions based solely on merit and not on any quid pro quo obligations or agreements. Then let’s instigate term limits. Originally Senators were governor appointed and served in Congress as representatives of the states; Congressmen were elected to two year terms to represent their local communities in the “Peoples’ House,” and would return to their civilian lives after serving their communities in D.C. for two years. It was only later the political system kicked into high gear and generated the first of the D.C. self-perpetuating political class. And today’s debacle is what we inherited by allowing D.C. to run itself.
Almost universally Americans want lawmakers to live by and abide by each and every law they pass then implemented. Far too many of those laws mysteriously do not apply to Congress or other government officials. If they are good enough for voters they are good enough for government officials. If not, do not make them laws. Congress should have just the same healthcare opportunities that all Americans have; the same government retirement benefits and nothing more. Their work hours and job responsibilities should be the same as in equivalent civilian jobs with similar benefits. Congressional offices and their budgets and expense accounts should be closely watched and regulated and randomly audited.
Regarding the Supreme Court (and other federal judges): these should no longer be lifetime appointments. I understand the framers of the Constitution wanted to take politics out of consideration for these appointments, but it has been worked itself into being part of the political process and is negatively impacting our nation every day. Term limits should be enacted here.
Much of this will require a Constitutional Convention with serious debate for multiple amendments. Americans will unite behind this move. In fact multiple state legislatures have already voted to authorize such a convention. Will the federal government unite behind Americans and let this happen?
Additionally, there are several unnecessary bureaucracies that have been created in D.C. just to build and perpetuate power centralized to the Federal Government that originally belonged to the States. Remember, the Constitution plainly states that States control their own people in every way except with the authorities relegated to the Federal Government BY THE STATES. It has obviously switched (not legally but in perception and therefore actuality) to the Federal Government controlling who is responsible for what. No amendments are needed here; just a re-statement and admission by all in D.C. that they will all accept this going forward.
In short, the Federal Government must be relegated once again to simply serving the American people. Federal laws ALL need to be honored and enforced. And if there are those in office who do not like any laws, they need to use the lawmaking system from the Constitution and change or do away with any law they don’t like. If they do not have consensus to make those changes, they are not to be made. Laws are written and approved in the U.S. by the Legislature – a process that requires the consensus of the Peoples’ representatives. No one has any unilateral authority to write or change duly passed laws. And earmarks and executive orders MUST be done away with. Any thing that does not legislatively pass due process must never be enacted.
I am certain I have left some things out. But we all should on Election Day take these thoughts into the voting booth with us. We the People MUST take our government back. If we do not, the political elites that control Washington – Democrats, Republicans, Independents, big contributors, lobbyists – will continue to use it to exact power from the People and fill their pockets.
Honestly, there are NO Republicans, Democrats or Independents. They all are of the same ilk, the same face. They are only about controlling everything with self-interest at heart. Americans need to understand and accept responsibility for what we have in D.C. And Americans must take responsibility and change what we have in D.C.”

Summary

My friend Steve Smutherman pastors the largest church in New Mexico in Albuquerque. He’s a really good speaker. A few years ago, I heard him at a “Men of Iron” conference addressing a number of men from all types of backgrounds. What he said was profound. What was MOST profound was one statement he made: “Nothing Changes if nothing changes.”

How simple is that? How “true” is that?

Here we are today in a quagmire that was created by the very people who promised they’d get us out of the quagmire created by their predecessors and their predecessors.

We’re still in the mud. And why is that?

Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

What will it take for Americans to accept that the reliance on the same group of tired old men and women who espouse the same old tired and worn failed policies has failed and will never lead us out of our political doldrums?

We received a temporary reprieve in 2016. The nation voted for, and elected, a change-maker who, for most of his four years in office, was able to restore some faith in the U.S. political system. How did Donald Trump do that? “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

He changed things and the results were amazing!

So what happened? I refuse to opine or finger-point. I’ll just leave you pondering all this with this Verse from Proverbs 26:11:

“As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.”
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Nothing’s changed….for the better.

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Who Is Piloting This Ship Called “The Biden Administration?” It Certainly Isn’t Joe

Chris Rock famously said, when Barack Obama was president, “The president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something, you listen.” However, Joe Biden is the granddad of the country, and when you listen to Granddad, sometimes you wonder whether it’s safe for him to be near a pair of scissors.

No big deal, though; it’s just that there’s this guy who looks like he’d have trouble using Google Maps, and he happens to be in charge of all the nukes. On the rare occasions when Biden’s staff let him out of the dayroom to be seen on camera, pre-selected members of the press ask him the gentlest conceivable questions and then wind up cringing anyway as Biden gives one unnerving display after another.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin must watch these press conferences giggling uncontrollably at their good fortune: Suddenly, the world’s greatest power is in the hands of a slightly dazed-looking fellow who seems like he is always just waking up from heavy anesthesia.

Do you remember Biden speaking to the media three times bent over and, taking care to set his eyes to “crazy,” whispered into the microphone as though he was auditioning to play a stalker calling from inside the house to terrorize a baby-sitter in a 1980s TV movie? Defending one of his bills, he whispered, “I got them $1.9 trillion in relief so far.” Later, to another question, Biden whispered again, “I wrote the bill on the environment. Why would I not be for it?”

A video of the whispery bits was viewed more than 3 million times. Why is our president trying to sound so eerily sinister?

At age 78, by which time Ronald Reagan was retired, Biden is suffering from what nursing home workers delicately refer to as “personality changes.” You get the feeling his aides spend a solid week coaching him in advance before letting him speak, which is why he keeps saying things like, “I’m going to get in trouble with the staff.” Never before have we had a president who so openly feared his own minders. Who is making the decisions?

In one remark, President Joe Biden confused the Tuskegee Airmen with the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
Sarah Silbiger – Pool via CNP/MEGA

Because he’s just reciting the buzzwords his staffers dream up, Biden may not even be aware of how silly he sounds when he uses online-cultist words such as “Latinx” to refer to Latinos, who mostly haven’t even heard of the term and never use it. He obviously had no idea how insulting he sounded to Latinos when he suggested, “they’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported.” Is our president aware that most Latinos are here legally?

In the same remarks, he confused the Tuskegee Airmen (a group of heroic black World War II pilots) with the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which is about as dumb as confusing coronavirus with Corona beer.

All of these blunders came in the same 30 seconds, as though Biden were saving the RNC some editing work by creating a campaign ad for them in real-time.

I guess we’ll have to wait until the moment when Biden starts emitting a stream of actual gibberish or answering the press using sock puppets before our media acknowledge the obvious: Since our president isn’t fit to find his way home after dark, do we really believe he’s the one running the country?

That brings us to the obvious question: Who really IS running the United States?

It certainly is NOT Joe Biden.

The  Oval Office “Back-Story”

Perhaps the most consistent question about the installed “leader” occupying the oval office is about who actually is planning the policy, scheduling the implementation, and giving Biden his instructions after his breakfast pudding. For those who have followed politics closely, the answer has always been obvious: Barack Obama and the Chicago crew.

“JoeBama” is not a meme, nor is it a snarky slap at the current White House occupant. It is a reality.

Barack Obama and his ideologues (who took over the DNC) are now completely controlling the leftist policy execution. With the help of his former administration crew, Obama eliminated the remaining remnants of the Clinton machine, installed Tom Perez, and then set about absorbing the AME church network. That’s where James Clyburn came in to endorse Biden as part of the final stages of the plan.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the former spokesperson for Obama’s State Department, essentially admitted that Obama’s network was in charge, and Biden received his instructions from the crew.

There is a history – a backstory – that only a handful of people genuinely understand. The answers boil down to the less discussed issue of ideological camps and the modern alignment that has taken place over the past decade. The most visible reference for the inflection point was the 2008 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Throughout the first decade of this millennium, there was an ideological shift, an inflection point, that became most clear in the rise of a little-known state representative appointed to become a Senator from Illinois, his name was Barack Obama.  In the background of Obama’s rise were the people who designed the modern political left. Those Obama creationists were/are hardline revolutionary communist types.

This group comprised the more radical elements of the progressive movement; those who wanted to “fundamentally change” the United States and have a very patient and methodical plan to do so. Those elements took control by convincing the far-left labor movement to abandon the traditional Democrat apparatus and support a more radical approach. The SEIU, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, UAW, UFCW, and others were leveraged to this position through promised financial benefit if they went along.

Those groups became the more powerful ammunition needed by the radical community activist teams, which were entirely on the side of Obama. Hillary Clinton’s first run for the presidency was crushed under the weight of the leverage all of the radicals aligned on the Obama side. Clinton was only left with the option to support the extremists in exchange for support in 2016.

However, the support she received was not full-throated. The ideological hatred created during the earlier inflection point, when the camps were at war, left scars. Those scars never healed, and, quite frankly, the radicals were not going to support someone they didn’t like. Radical footsoldiers operate best on feelings and emotions. Clinton didn’t do it for them. The more extreme radical leftists wiped out one by one the traditional Democrat left.

Fast forward to today, very recently, and what we are seeing is the outcome of the radical-left in complete control over the internal club systems and political party apparatus. It took some time for this takeover to materialize.

We are there now and into this far-left soup of radical elements. The media are now activists for the radicals. This is why there is a more brutally obvious bias present today that was not present before. The bias was always present, but the scale of the ideological nature of the bias was not always as visible. Today the ideological support is crystal clear.

The issue for the Cuomos and Gavin Newsom’s of the world is inherently a matter of club selection. Barack Obama, meaning the people behind the Obama system of radical elements, were the decision-makers in the 2020 Democrat primary race. They will never give up that control now.

Team Obama selected Joe Biden specifically because he was controllable and almost cognitively disconnected from any functional capabilities. Team Obama also selected and installed Kamala Harris as the vice president to use her as the substantive and moldable ally. When Biden is removed, willingly or by political power, the radicals plan to use Kamala to continue their “fundamental change” priorities. Biden is being thrown upon the spears of those who want to defend against the attack of the radicals.

The extreme policies we see from the Biden administration are being assigned to him specifically because he is disposable. The radicals do not care about public opinion of the policies or outcomes because they have Biden to absorb all the negative attachments.

Kamala Harris is the key to seeing the hidden hand of the Obama control agents at work. Harris’s associations are Obama’s associations. Harris’s crew is Obama’s crew. Anyone who is not Harris; and carries a perspective of potential political influence; is now a thorn in the agenda.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was rising in influence. As a result, he needed to be eliminated to retain the exclusive position of Kamala Harris as heir to the radical agenda.

Watch over the next several months — and years if Biden lasts that long — and you will see prominent Democrats left with a decision: Support Harris (meaning those behind her) and the Obama agenda, OR be targeted for removal by the new radical system that includes a willing media taking targeting orders from the club.

The fact that the vice president is feckless in her role is immaterial to the machine calling all the shots. Remember: Joe Biden was little more than a pawn — a place-holder for what/who is next. This group’s track does not rely on one person, not even on one ideology. Biden is being propped up as little more than a face that appeals in some ways to both ends of the Democrat Party and also to the remnant of moderates who have not already jumped ship. Harris is nothing but “place-holder #2.”

Summary

It’s too easy for Americans to forget the talking points that powerful politicians are prone to let slip from time to time. It’s as if they think: “I can’t let the general public think I’m not in charge!”

Do you remember Obama telling us all his ambition as President was to “lead the fundamental change of America?” That resonated with some, but it didn’t linger long in the air. But then he doubled down on his power lust when he held a pen and phone in the air and reminded us that’s all he needed to run the nation.

Obama has not been the only D.C. zealot who has given us extreme examples of being a”power junkie.” Remember when Speaker Pelosi famously prophesied in one of her weekly press briefings in late Summer 2020 that “no matter what, January 20th I will swear Joe Biden in as President of the United States.” Did she know something that we didn’t know? Or was she being the political “dominatrix” most feel she is?

One thing is certain: in November 2016, NO ONE was as surprised and disgusted at Trump’s trampling on the far-left utopia “Part Two” that Hillary was anointed to lord over as was Barack Obama. He had made one monumental misjudgment: the American people did not want “Part Two.”

It remains to be seen if the American people in large are going to benignly sit by and allow Barack Obama et al.’s plans to morph the United States into “Western Russia” with some version of “Totalitarianism Lite.” If there’s one thing in the nation’s favor, it’s that, once again, it appears the Left has underestimated the love that the majority of Americans hold for all that the United States stands for. And those Americans are not willing to let the globalists steal it away to serve some far-out dream for total control of not just the United States, but the entire Globe!

By the way: if Obama is not the orchestrator and is just a placeholder himself, the power brokers behind him have also obviously underestimated the American people. Let’s face it: there are still tens of millions of Americans who love this nation and are not willing to let domestic leftist globalists turn it into Eastern Europe.

Let’s hope and pray that is true!

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How Are YOU Handling Transgenderism?

Almost every American has a perspective about “Trangenderism.” Sadly, few in the media are committed to publishing actual known facts about this latest U.S. and World problem. Therefore, very little is known about it. And maybe that’s part of the purpose of the media ignoring it.

NO ONE can truthfully say it is NOT a critical topic to examine — especially for Americans with young children at home. But where do parents go to get facts and objective information about transgenderism? The media certainly are devoid of facts about it.

This is happening while in the United States, a sharp rise in the number of children identifying as transgender has alarmed some parents. As these numbers rapidly grow, three mothers share the warning signs of transgender indoctrination. To get the inside scoop of how parents are facing this in their children, Epoch Times published these accounts of those three mothers.

The Child Transgender Numbers Explosion

A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics released in May 2020 showed nearly 10 percent of high school students in just one school district identified as gender-diverse. That 10 percent figure is far higher than past estimates, such as a 2017 government survey of U.S. high school students, in which only 1.8 percent said they identified as transgender. While some studies suggest the higher rate of suicide and attempted suicide among transgender children is related to non-affirmation, other research shows that the higher rate of suicide and attempted suicide among adolescents with gender dysphoria is more related to their known history of other psychiatric diagnoses and self-reported emotional and behavioral problems. While the study called The Trevor Project—widely cited by those who push the affirmation-only approach to avoid self-harm—does show that a significant number of transgender youth admit the heavy use of drugs and alcohol, the study did not explore or provide any statistics regarding the preexistence of other psychiatric diagnoses or self-reported emotional and behavioral problems among the participants.

The Social/Mental Vulnerabilities 

While each of the three families in this story comes from different backgrounds and lives in different states, each of their newly self-identified transgender children has some things very much in common. They are all in the same age group, they are all socially awkward, and all have been diagnosed with some form of social or psychological disorder.

Vera Lindner of Los Angeles, California, told The Epoch Times “the trans bomb was dropped,” into her world a year ago when her daughter was 14 years old. Her daughter, now 15, had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder. She suffers from depression, anxiety, insulin resistance, and obesity. Her daughter was also diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Dee, of Clover, South Carolina has a 17-year-old daughter who was indoctrinated at the age of 15. Her daughter has been diagnosed with pre-adoption trauma.

A concerned mom in Augusta, Georgia, who is a single parent, spoke to The Epoch Times under the condition of anonymity using the pseudonym Mary. She said her son made his transgender announcement in November 2020. While not formally diagnosed with any specific disorder, she “had him tested when he was younger for being on the [autism] spectrum and he fell in the gray zone.”

“They could not say yes or no,” Mary added. “He has always been a bit socially awkward and quirky.”

How it Began

Another commonality is the way each child was drawn down the transgender path. It all began with online connections who introduced them to the transgender world through various social media groups.

The trans-transformation of Vera’s daughter started when she began identifying as a lesbian and started watching a lot of YouTube videos like “What do lesbians look like?” and “Who is the ‘most lesbian’ from among this line-up?” Then came the “unrequited love for a butch-lesbian girl who was the first one to self-identify as a ‘trans-boy.’”

“This individual was the ring-leader, very aggressive,” Vera explained. “Also, very tech-savvy.” The “trans-boy” set up multiple Discord groups for the group her daughter had been introduced to, with channels such as “vent,” “general,” “art,” “LGBT” and specifically, “NSFW” where they were posting male nudes and pornography for each other to watch.

According to the Urban Dictionary, “NSFW” is “internet slang” for “Not Safe For Work” or “Not Safe For Wife” and is “used for a fandom of some sort when people want to discuss and share the sexual and porno side of the fandom.”

“At the same time,” Vera added, “they all got into TikTok and Instagram and started watching trans-related content—vile, stupid narcissistic young adults posting rotten material on these platforms.”

The subject matter of these posts centered around such things as, “you are trans if you…,” “you have been playing a role of a girl all along but you are not a girl,” and posed questions like “do you feel like a girl?”

For Dee’s daughter, everything started when “a friend who had decided she was trans a year before took her down the proverbial hole and taught her what to wear” and exposed her to lesbian pornography.

Through the social media platforms Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Pinterest, YouTube, and TikTok, her daughter watched videos  about “trans-men” and “how to get testosterone.”

As with Vera’s and Dee’s daughters, Mary’s son spent hours on social media sites consuming hard-core, graphic pornography sent to him by his new, online trans peer group that evades parental controls by classifying the content “cartoons.”

The Drastic Transformation

By the time Vera’s daughter was in eighth grade she “was so hyper-fixated on LGBT that she was incapable of speaking about anything else besides LGBT” and she “cycled through orientations of lesbian, pan, queer, until finally, she dropped the trans bomb shortly after turning 14.” Soon after, she “cut her hair, started wearing boys’ clothes, bought men’s underwear” and “demanded a binder.” She also wanted to get a “supplement from Amazon for increasing testosterone,” which she refused to purchase for her and to see a “gender doctor,” which she refused to take her to.

Where Dee’s daughter had once been a “happy, seemingly well-adjusted and mature,” child who “excelled academically, she quickly became “disobedient, contentious, contemptuous and untruthful.”

Where she once appeared as a normal teen-aged girl, she now “presents as a boy wearing dark colors, hoodies, and occasionally wears a binder” and she has “Cut off her beautiful hair and tries to pass with a man bun.”

Mary said she was shocked at her son’s trans declaration as there was “no prior behavior that would indicate any of this.”

As with Vera’s daughter, Mary’s son became “obsessed with talking about trans issues.” She said “all talks revolved around it,” and “he demanded puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy.”

Mary said the transformation of her son started after he “found friends who were also declaring non-binary and transgender status and they began providing him with “their old girl clothes.” He quickly went from “cautiously” wearing a skirt to “full-on cross-dressing” and he “became noticeably irritable and rude,” a characteristic she said was “extremely out of character” for her son. During one manic episode, she said her son began screaming at her to look at him to recognize that he is “a girl now.”

“It was very disturbing and frightening,” she said.

The Fight to Reclaim Their Children

Because her daughter was “going through a mental breakdown upon dropping the trans bomb,” Vera and her husband decided not to take away her electronic devices. To mitigate the destructive influence of social media, they did purge her accounts of all transgendered contacts. They also stopped sending their daughter to her therapist, who had started “casually talking about testosterone and encouraging transition.”

Her daughter’s PCOS is being managed with meds and she has a daily regimen of light exercise. She has started tenth grade in a charter school and is making new friends. Still, the therapy that has had the most positive impact on her daughter has been volunteering on family farms.

“She adores animals,” Vera said, “so we adopted two kittens in addition to the dog we brought with us. Being around animals and kind people has helped her rebuild her self-esteem. We also go for walks daily. Her depression is much better, definitely in remission. So is the eating disorder. Here, she is connecting with real humans and hearing their real-life stories.”

For Dee—because “there’s too much being shared at high school at lunch and during breaks”—parental monitoring of her social media accounts, a summer job, increased volunteer work to get her off social media, and new social circles has had only marginal improvements on her daughter’s behavior. But she isn’t giving up.

Fearful and overwhelmed by the sudden changes in her son, the decision was made by Mary to send her son to stay with his father. During those next three weeks, she began to dig into his online history and many changes have been made. Since her son’s return from his father’s home, she has taken away his electronic devices and has three layers of parental control on his phone. She uses Circle and Bark apps to monitor the phone’s screen-time and frequently checks with her internet provider for controls they provide. Despite her efforts, she said her son still manages to find “a lot of gender-bending in obscure corners of the internet.”

“His attitude is slightly better,” she said. “I have taken him to a new therapist that is not affirming. I am not sure how much that has helped so far though. The previous therapist was terrible and made things go from bad to violent with the blind affirmation model.

Their Greatest Fears

Vera fears that her daughter will be taken by Child Protective Services because she is “not affirming,” She also fears that her daughter will be influenced by her friends to take hormones or worse, to have irrevocable surgeries. “She has made tremendous progress in healing her mental illnesses and I don’t want her to slip back,” Vera said.

Dee also fears that her daughter will “medicalize and embark on a course of surgery that will cause irreparable damage to her body.”

“And I fear she will latch onto her ‘glitter’ family and become estranged from us,” she confessed.

Mary in Georgia also fears that her son “will begin medicalization when he turns 18” and that “he will ruin his body and his life in search for happiness that is promised to him” but “will only result in his ruination mentally and physically.”

“He will become a forever patient of the pharmaceutical and medical industry and dwindle his dating pool down to nothing and he will be alone,” she grieved.

Who’s to Blame?

Although a self-described “lifelong” liberal Democrat, Vera blames former President Barack Obama “who got bought with the millionaire transvestites’ money” and the liberals “who parrot trans slogans” and “allowed this ideology to infiltrate so deeply the American society and families.”

She blames the “friends who dragged” her daughter into the trans world, and the school lockdowns that left home-bound, isolated children “hanging on their phones all day long to be immersed into this cult.”

“And I blame myself,” she confessed, “for not doing a deep reading on this whole trans-thing years ago. I immersed myself only after she dropped on us the trans-bomb, unexpectedly.”

Dee also blames “the friend who dragged” her daughter into this, “and social media, which uses algorithms to shove the trans-agenda into her online world.” She also blames her daughter’s three therapists, “all of whom affirmed her and treated her like a special unicorn.”

Primarily, Mary blames the tech industry.

“They know the danger this technology poses to our mental health and the influence it has especially on young vulnerable people,” she said. “I blame them for not having stronger walls against pornography when kids can easily click an ‘over 18’ button.”

She also blames the pharmaceutical and medical industry who “blindly affirm this and push drugs and surgeries on kids” and therapists who use suicide statistics to pressure them into affirming their child’s irrational decisions yet give no thought to the idea that the child may deeply regret those choices and “take their life after the transition.”

New Paths Require Wise Feet

“To all despondent parents who just got blindsided by this,” two mothers offer some advice.

Vera: “Read as much literature as possible, both affirmative and also trans-critical. Be familiar with the propaganda and lies so you can rebuff them. Nothing substitutes for knowledge and information.”

Mary: “Cut off electronics/online activity, be vigilant about parental controls and monitoring. Be cautious and not confrontational and keep communication lines open and encourage critical thinking.  Give them as much love as possible but also be firm as the parent. Get them outdoors and back in nature and into the world like through volunteering, extracurricular activities, if they’re old enough getting a job.”

Summary

Our commitment at TruthNewsNetwork is to give you facts as we learn them through our research. But often we (and all Americans) are confronted with circumstances for which there are NOT “absolute” facts available with which to confirm or rebut. For those, we often turn to people who are actually facing these dilemmas face-to-face. The above story was penned by Patricia Tolson.

Patricia Tolson