A “Normalized” America

How was your week? Just another normal few days. Life in the United States is just plain old boring.

It may be boring, but it certainly is not normal: at least of late.

We Americans are guilty of taking too much for granted. Things happen that are certainly everyday occurrences, so much so that we dismiss them, things like sunshine, air, food, water, transportation, media, sports, and schools. That’s understandable. What about “new” things? Not so much.

Over the past six generations, Americans have done a pretty good job of finding new things — millions of “widgets” that have radically changed lives, so much so that we take them for granted. We’ve “normalized” them all. And most of those are not tangible items or “things ” — they’re processes, ways of thinking, methods of conducting ourselves, the way we treat others, etc.

Who can argue that American politicians and their minions have not normalized a host of things that, in some cases, have taken control of the heart of our nation? No one can truthfully argue that this has not just happened but has flooded our nation from coast to coast. How so? Let’s take a look.

Routine Normalizations

Many of these have been practiced for so long we don’t give them a thought: our slang terms, group titles, word associations, etc. That especially holds for the purposes of political correctness, which itself is a normalized process that we take for granted.

  • Gay Marriage 

    I remember a time not so long ago where homosexuality alone was unspeakable. Many were known to be gay. But that fact was taboo in most quarters, and gays had to hide in the proverbial “closet.” Gay marriage was something that did not happen. In fact, in most cases, it was non-existent. Because of state laws, some gays lived together and proclaimed themselves — if they were bold enough to do so publicly — declared themselves as “partners.” Marriage was out of the question. Now, gay marriage is just another “ho-hum” thing. Why? Because it’s been normalized.

  • Racism 

    Even though Racism has always been part of American culture, it was also kept in the closet for two centuries. No one hung a name on it. It was just one of those “things” that people kept in their hearts and didn’t throw the word about. However, racism itself was EVERYWHERE! It wasn’t until the late 50s and early 60s that it took front-stage. The Civil Rights Act of 1963 put it out front. The Vietnam War saw demonstrations spawn anti-government actions by U.S. dissidents and anti-racist factions tagged along. The racial divide became so thick one could cut it with a knife. Even though “it’s” always been there, it wasn’t normalized until politicians began to pick it up and use it. Since that occurred, we take it for granted.

  • Transgenderism 

    Just as there are people today who believe homosexuality is just a choice that some make to adopt as a personal lifestyle, there are those who dismiss Transgenderism as a fraud. It is true; Science has NOT offered any facts which prove Transgenderism is real, believers in Transgenderism point to the fact it has NOT been disproven either. Until the turn of this century, it was still considered an aberration. But in the past twenty years, Transgenderism has been normalized, not just in the U.S. but worldwide.

  • Elitism

    Every society in World history has struggled with class warfare. There seems always to be a serving class and a ruling class. The oddity of that in the U.S. is that our forefathers fled from Europe to escape that very classism that destroyed their society. And here we are today with the same travesty devouring our nation: Elitism. The fact is this plague has swept across the nation with its mental, emotional, and even economic devastation for innocent people who find themselves being “unworthy.” They, therefore, are relegated to less-than equality in every area of their lives simply because someone normalized a socio-economic class of Americans in which they supposedly fit.

  • Criminal Violence 

    One of the scariest normalizations we’ve seen is that regarding violence. For example: as of May 2, 2021, right at 1,000 people have been shot on the streets of Chicago. And the mainstream media report the numbers with a yawn! It’s no big deal for Chicagoans to shoot up their streets and buildings (and people). Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia see the same travesties play out. Our law enforcement branch of government at the state, local, and federal levels find themselves with their hands tied and little or no recourse against the onslaught of criminality. Why? In America, we’ve normalized such actions.

  • Massive Government Deficit Spending 

    A government budget: what’s that? Yes, it is required that the White House send a proposed budget each year to Congress for consideration and approval. But that means very little, if anything at all. Both Congress and the White House have adopted over the past few decades the policy of “spend as much as you want to in total disregard for the revenue coming into the nation’s treasury.” Every American knows that, in their personal lives, such a process automatically leads to devastation. Bankruptcy is usually the outcome of such fiscal irresponsibility. But Americans think, “as long as there are checks in the checkbook, there must be money in the bank!” The bank balance is zero, yet the spending continues. No one in D.C. seems worried about the obvious consequences. There WILL come a reckoning. But instead of preparing for economic devastation that certainly will eclipse any we’ve seen previously, no one in government takes any thought about the certain pending repercussions! Deficit Spending is just another “thing” we normalized.

  • Federal Government Handouts 

    Examples of such handouts do NOT include the likes of Medicare, Social Security, or Veterans Benefits. Those are each a program into which recipients have for decades paid into them through payroll deductions to “earn” the future benefits of each when reaching retirement age. Certainly, assistance to Americans who need help is a necessary element of what our nation espouses. But a system that was implemented through the hearts of charity has evolved into a behemoth that has grown almost the size of our entire country! Charitable recipients have evolved into angry and needy people who demand more and demand more now. A hand-up has become a cold shoulder with no gratitude at all. We’ve normalized the federal government’s process supporting in bountiful ways every need for one specific segment of our society. What was once based solely on “need” has now found its way to being “required.” Doing so is taken for granted. It’s now normalized.

  • Production Accountability 

    Do you remember when a generation of parents told us the stories of the requirement of THEIR parents for hard work and accountability? Subsequently, our parents made the same requirements of us. If I, as a middle schooler, wanted money to spend, I had to mow lawns in the neighborhood or, in my case, teach piano lessons. If I, as a teenager, wanted a car, I had to find a part-time job and save enough money to buy a car. Guess what: that’s exactly what we DID. An entire generation — maybe two generations — have lost such a mindset. Instant gratification with little or no sacrifice or work effort to achieve one’s desires is expected by everyone coming of age today. We see no work ethic, no real desire to achieve or accomplish specific objectives or goals. Sure, some live by the same tenets as did most of us growing through puberty to adulthood. But those people are in a minuscule minority in today’s landscape of maturing teens. Sadly, American fathers and mothers have normalized the vacuum created in the former normal expectations of parents for their children. And if we have expectations for our children, there seems there are few expectations for specific results. We’ve normalized mediocrity, making it acceptable.

  • Law Enforcement 

    As recently as the election of Bush-45, no American ever gave thought to members of law enforcement being told by their superiors to ignore the enforcement of certain laws — laws created by elected officials and designed to protect the American people. Not only are federal, state, and local law enforcement officials encouraged to turn blind eyes from certain criminal infractions, those same law enforcement officials are expected to educate the public to the fact that the general public should not give breaking those laws even a second thought: “Go ahead and fly by the seat of your pants. We’re not going to enforce those silly laws!” Such “looking the other way” is devastating, not only to law enforcement but to American citizens who pay taxes for law enforcement officials to enforce laws to protect the general populace. It is unconscionable that any in government or OK with the random yet consistent ignoring by police of certain laws. We’ve made that normal!

  • Lying by Those Elected 

    We understand that there have always been elected officials who have told lies, misrepresented facts, and “bent the truth” a bit for political purposes. Let’s be clear: lying is NEVER all right — especially if you’re elected to serve people and you lie to those elected you! Yet, today, few on Capitol Hill give one second’s thought to telling a lie — often about critical matters which sometimes determine permanency in the lives of those told. “There was no cheating in the 2020 presidential election! No one can give one shred of proof that there was cheating in that election!” We’ve heard that claim made thousands of times. The reality is that facts and evidence are insurmountable that prove there was certain rampant election manipulation across the U.S., people purposely created and submitted forged votes, hid or destroyed ballots cast for candidates they despised, and manipulated voting tabulations electronically online. Even court cases containing evidence that proves these claims have been forbidden to be submitted in courts which would force their being made part of a permanent court record. Sadly, to about half the nation’s voters, preventing any evidence to prove or disprove any of the substantive election fraud from being examined is OK. Further, pending legislation regarding voting changes — H.R. One — will, if passed and signed into law, permanently overhaul our election system making all of the fraud seen and even that yet unrevealed normal, OK, and legal going forward. Simply stated, the political Left in America is not only willing but is demanding that election fraud and cheating be made legal! They want to normalize these processes.

Summary

We could go on naming different processes and identity tags that seem to crop up daily in the U.S. to normalize something or some “things” some individual or group want to use against a specific segment of our society. We didn’t forget things like “Systemic Racism,” “Critical Race Theory,” “Wokeness,” and many others. They are all different in some ways, but exactly the same in one way: They are each used as part of “the weaponization of normalization.”

Remember this: NO negative, NO allegation, NO charge against someone or some “thing” is useful to the anti-American Left unless it can be weaponized against the foes of the Mob, sometimes called the political Far-left. They, to be effective, have been and are making all these tools Normal, to make them each palatable and reasonable as weapons to Americans.

Any persons who credibly wish to destroy any institution, process, group of people, or government MUST realize that success in such a quest requires division. Divison among people and groups destroys communication. Lack of communication creates confusion. Confusion creates anger, hatred, and mistrust. All these combined are the Perfect Storm of Insurrection. Such a storm historically has effectively destroyed cities, governments, kingdoms, and even entire nations.

The first step to accomplishing such a cataclysmic event is the normalization of all the stepping stones we’ve detailed today and many others which number too many to detail in just one story. But they’re ALL here in full display in the United States.

NOTE: What has been encouraging to me is that in the wake of the legislative onslaught during the Biden Administration of egregious and totalitarian power-mongering spending to begat unilateral political control, Americans are awakening! Every day politicians and regular citizens are finding news cameras and microphones to use to inform their fellow Americans with the facts of what is happening. Most important is the push by the citizenry to scream these horrors aloud in a last-ditch effort to awaken their fellows to the treachery afloat in our government. In my war to stifle complacency in my heart, my home, and my country, it brings a smile to my face to see my fellow Americans running to grab the torch of Freedom to play their role to move forward for Freedom’s preservation!

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Fear or Racism: Which is Worse?

Fear now daily grips the hearts of Americans. Why? Almost every day we see video footage of a police shooting that far too often involves a white policeman shooting a fleeing African-American man. Any shooting of ANY person by a member of law enforcement is sad and meets with great regrets. However, just as regrettable are the instances of such shootings quickly being weaponized by those who wish solely to stoke the cries of “Racism” that are ripping us apart as a nation.

“The shootings have to stop! They better stop, or else!” Cries like this from those in communities of color are far too frequent and way too loud. Subsequently, anti-police rhetoric is spreading across the country faster than has the coronavirus because disinformation about racist police shootings fuels its transmission.

The horrific murder of George Floyd ignited protests across the country, and despite the involved officers being charged, and one of them already tried and found guilty, most Americans agree racism and police brutality are wrong, public outrage soon expanded to condemn all police.

The shootings of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks have become symbols of racist police killings, regardless of the facts. The false narrative surrounding police shootings have caused law enforcement officers to be demonized, assaulted, and murdered.

The data is clear: There is no epidemic of racist police officers shooting and killing black Americans.

While every life is valuable, the number of blacks unjustifiably shot and killed by police is microscopic. Numerous scientific studies have proven that when behavioral, demographic, and other contextual factors are controlled, the racial disparity in police shootings disappears.

Despite these facts, politicians, activists, and the media continue to misrepresent the facts.

Reality: What’s that all about?

It’s rare for police to kill anyone. A black man is more likely to be killed by lightning than by a police officer. In 2019, police shot and killed 1,003 people in the U.S., according to the Washington Post’s Fatal Force database. Of those, 250 were black and 405 white. Police shot and killed 55 unarmed suspects, including 25 whites and 14 blacks.

Shooting an unarmed suspect can be justified if a suspect makes a furtive movement, attacks an officer, or tries to take the officer’s firearm. Of the 14 incidents of unarmed black men shot and killed by police in 2019, several involved high-speed car chases, fights with officers or had weapons recovered at the scene. Every shooting needs to be evaluated on its own merits, and only one of the involved officers has been charged with murder, but for this analysis, assume all involved excessive use of force.

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), there were 686,665 sworn police officers in the United States in 2018. That’s one unarmed black male shot and killed for every 49,047 sworn police officers.

In 2018, police made 10,310,960 arrests, according to the FBI, and the race was known for 5.6 million offenders. Of them, 1,548,690 (27.4%) were black. There were 229 black males shot and killed by police that year, according to the Washington Post, for a ratio of one out of every 6,762 black offenders. The ratio of unarmed black men shot and killed (23) in 2018 was one out of 67,334 black men arrested.

In 2015, about 53.5 million people had at least one contact with police, and 95% of those contacts involved traffic stops, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). According to a BJS special report, 91% of whites and 85% of blacks contacted by police during traffic stops said police behaved properly. Of citizens contacted during street stops, 81% said police acted properly.  Only 2% of all citizens contacted by police experienced force or the threat of force.

If The Numbers Don’t Show It, Why Do We Continue To Hear It?

It’s true the relative percentage of blacks killed is higher than with whites, but the press does not cover the shooting of whites to the same extent, probably because it contradicts the narrative of racist police. Shootings later determined to be justified are still trumpeted as proof of racism — as with the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

It seems there is a weaponized narrative that is played for the American people but seldom played in the context in which tragic police shootings happen. And such shootings happen far too often regardless of the race of the shooter or the person shot. Unfortunately, those who weaponize skin color in police shootings seldom mention police shootings — though each and everyone is horrendous — in which no person of color is who gets shot.

In Burnsville, MN, police got a report that a man, 30-year-old Bradley Olsen, had been involved in a carjacking. They pursued the vehicle Olsen was driving, he fired at them, and they returned fire, hitting and killing him.

In Fort Worth on the same day, police also responded to reports of a man trying to steal cars. The armed man fled on foot, and an officer told him to drop his weapon. As the officer pursued, 31-year-old Ryan Williams pointed his gun at the cop and fired a shot. The officer returned fire and killed him.

The difference between these two incidents was that Bradley Olsen was white, and Ryan Williams was black. Otherwise, the cases are largely indistinguishable — how they started, how they played out, and, emphatically, how they ended.

This is the overall sense that one gets from the Washington Post’s famous database of police-involved shootings. Reading through it, there is no stark racial difference that jumps out, rather a dreary sameness. The fact patterns that get people shot by the cops, whether they are white, black, or Hispanic, are largely the same.

There are the most extreme cases when suspects engage in gun battles with cops. But pointing a gun, including a fake gun, at an officer also is likely to end badly. So is approaching a cop with a knife or even a metal pipe and refusing, despite repeated orders, to put it down. Resisting arrest is a common theme and, quite often, the people killed by the police were obviously mentally disturbed.

The Washington Post database suggests we have a violence problem in America and certainly a mental-health problem, but not — at least not on the face of it — a race problem.

Consider just these police-involved killings detailed below. Almost every type of incident involved people of different races.

It’s Important To Be Honest About What Today’s Media Really Are

The great comedian Chris Farley had a recurring “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which he nervously and incompetently interviewed celebrities. “Remember when you were with the Beatles? … That was awesome!” he “asked” Paul McCartney in 1993, after fidgeting for a suitably awkward amount of time. “Yeah … it was,” replied McCartney, who played it straight.

That happened for real last Thursday, but without any self-awareness or comedy, when the entire White House Press Corps either effusively praised or more-than-gently handled President Joe Biden for the duration of his first press conference. Biden had his own struggles in the slow and painful press conference, repeatedly having to read off notecards to get through the few mild foreign policy topics and occasionally getting lost in “rhetorical cul-de-sacs,” as Fox News’s Bret Baier kindly put it. But somehow, it was the media performance that stood out as particularly cringe-inducing.

“[T]he perception of you that got you elected — as a moral, decent man — is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors,” PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor, the second “reporter” to be called on, asserted Farley-style. Comedian J.P. Sears joked, in a sketch offering constructive notes for the “people running Biden,” that Alcindor sounded like she was worshiping a dictator and suggested that reporters go ahead and leave the over-the-top compliments out of their questions.

Alcindor’s posture toward the inhabitant of the White House has not always been that of a very supportive fan. Her questions of President Donald Trump were always hostile and never failed to accept Democrat narratives, no matter how false those narratives were. At this press conference, nobody so much as muttered quietly about her sycophancy. In fact, two more reporters riffed off her preposterous assertion.

“How far are you willing to go to achieve those promises that you made to the American people?” asked the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller, who also heads the White House Correspondents Association, pressuring Biden to help the media and other Democrat activists to end the Senate filibuster. Miller views his job, accurately, as an adjunct of the Biden White House, heading up its media division instead of something independent from the Democratic Party.

Alcindor wasn’t sure Miller made his lobbying for that major Democrat policy goal clear enough, so she spelled it out for Biden as if he were a remedial student. “[W]hen it comes to the filibuster, which is what Zeke was asking about, there’s — immigration is a big issue, of course, when it — related to the filibuster, but there are also Republicans who are passing bill after bill, trying to restrict voting rights. Chuck Schumer is calling it an ‘existential threat’ to democracy. Why not back a filibuster rule that at least gets around issues including voting rights or immigration?” she advocated, using Democrat talking points and slogans, from her perch as a “reporter.”

These media activists were completely the opposite of Trump. They weren’t professional or honest or trying to get at the truth. They were the adversarial political opposition, working relentlessly against him every day and at each press availability.

In any case, the rest of the Biden press conference was bad, too. As Michael Goodwin noted, no one asked him why he was reading from prepared talking points, unlike previous presidents. No one peppered him about the health reports he’s kept hidden, even when he repeatedly lost his train of thought.

Not only did the media not push back against his radical agenda, but they also seemed to think that nothing he proposed was radical enough. “Why don’t you, when will you, why haven’t you? Over and over, the aim was not to ask a question but to speed up an agenda,” Goodwin wrote. Here’s more:

The man who campaigned on unity is hell-bent on permanent polarization, meaning cancel culture and the supercharged racial climate are here to stay.

Biden gave license to the worst instincts on the left with his repeated sneering references to all Republicans, especially Donald Trump. At one point, he actually accused Trump of letting immigrant children ‘starve to death on the other side’ of the Mexican border.

He said it in a room full of 30 supposed journalists, and not a single one challenged him or even asked whether he meant it literally. In fact, not a single one challenged him on any of his falsehoods.

This is a clown world. This is embarrassing. This is unbecoming of professional adults. This is so ridiculous and self-debasing that even Chris Farley couldn’t have played it for laughs.

The term for people who lobby for Democrat policies in this clumsy manner is “Democrat activists in the propaganda field,” certainly not reporters or journalists. They need to be treated as what they are.

It’s time to stop acting like these political activists are professionals who do honest journalism. Continuing that pretense is not doing a favor to the public. It’s not true. With very few exceptions, these people are not there to do journalism, and we need to be honest about that with the public. Not everyone is as bad as everyone else, but nearly the entire press corps is somewhere on the Democrat activist scale, from lefty to fringe, from shrewd to clumsy and clownish.

What To Do

It’s easy to complain about the obvious reality that our political media are completely corrupted and engage in propaganda, not journalism. But as they are the largest, most powerful, and least accountable political advocacy group in the country, Americans also need to do more than complain as the press harms the country.

They need to be treated as what they are. So for the love of all that’s holy, stop calling them the “mainstream media” when they are anything but mainstream, with views far to the left of the average American, and they’re not media but propagandists and political activists. If you hear anybody else refer to the “mainstream media,” rhetorically slap that 1980s term out of their mouth.

Average Americans need to stop reading and watching the corrupt corporate media. They should immediately stop subscribing to them, stop advertising with them, and stop paying attention to them. Reporters at these outlets quite obviously hate many Americans and the values they hold, and it’s time most Americans realized that and acted appropriately in response.

If forced to engage with these corrupt political actors’ work, Americans should learn to identify the leftist talking points and assumptions in reporter questions and develop a reflexive suspicion toward them, without fail. Assume out of the gate that the narrative these leftists activists are pushing is not true.

Whether it’s claims about Brett Kavanaugh being a serial gang rapist, or claims about the Covington children attacking an innocent bystander, or claims about the 2016 election being won because Trump colluded with Russia, or any of the other daily false narratives they push, assume that the opposite is more likely to be true and only change your mind if you get real evidence from real reporters. When they all tell you in unison that indefensibly mild voter security reforms are the same thing as, and we’re not joking here, starving and dehydrating voters, assume they’re lying with every bone in their body.

It also goes without saying that average Americans should never, ever speak with a corporate reporter. Their decades-long track record of hostility, glee in destroying lives, and general mendacity mean you’re an idiot if you engage with them.

If You’re A GOP Official, Grow A Spine

If you’re a conservative leader of some kind, or an elected Republican official, the requirements are much higher. Maybe you don’t have Trump’s courage in taking on the media, but you must still do your part.

As a start, stop thinking of the corporate press as anything other than Democrat partisan activists and propaganda pushers. Have some self-respect and recognize this reality. My goodness, is it embarrassing to see the fealty and subservience that Republican and conservative “leaders” have in the face of the propagandists?

On Sunday, Rep. Michael Waltz taught a master’s class how to handle propaganda from a CNN host.

Waltz knew the details of the issue the corrupt CNN host was pushing propaganda about and had the confidence of his viewpoint to fight back.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky always does an excellent job of understanding media’s false assumptions enough to push back on them immediately.

These men retain their composure and their principles and recognize the media as the corrupt activists they are. Yes, it requires preparation and nimbleness, but it can be done.

Consider Other Creative Responses

Another option, a great option, is to starve these corrupt actors from getting your free help. There is no need to respond to whatever your most powerful and unaccountable political opponent says you have to respond to, particularly on their own corrupt and partisan terms. Treat them as your primary political opposition because they are.

Conservative leaders should have lists of fraudulent reporters and the outlets they work for. Sometimes media outlets are 95 percent hack, with one easily controlled lackey who is less bad than his colleagues. They put that lackey out there to work with gullible members of Congress.

If the media outlet publishes lies and propaganda, as they so frequently do, they shouldn’t expect a quote from any self-respecting congressional GOP office for a while. Maybe ever. When the lackey can’t get quotes, even though he’s not as bad, it might lead to some internal pressure. If it doesn’t, leave them behind.

If you must respond, respond in such a way that the only quote they can publish or air is one ripping them to shreds as the propagandists they are. When the entire media establishment went to war against Rep. Devin Nunes on account of his exposure of their fake narrative of treasonous collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election, his office seemed to have fun with the situation.

As an example, the Daily Beast took one of their many leaks from Rep. Adam Schiff’s office to write a hit on Nunes for linking the Democrat information operation of the “Steele dossier” to a later Democrat information operation even more focused on Ukraine. Asked for comment, Press Secretary Jack Langer responded, “The Daily Beast and its regular cabal of Democrat leakers don’t seem to realize they are claiming that Rep. Nunes made the same argument behind closed doors that he’s repeatedly made in public.”

Betsy Swan and Sam Brodey rewrote that statement, quite insufficiently, as “A Nunes spokesperson said the congressman had made the argument described above in public.” So Langer shared his actual biting quote with another media outlet, which published a fun story debunking the false narrative set by the activist reporters, with additional commentary from Langer:

‘The Daily Beast does not practice journalism. It’s just a Pravda-like messaging apparatus for the Democrats and resistance leakers,’ Langer told the Wire. ‘They flout fundamental journalism ethics and won’t even print responses they themselves request if the statements counter their narrative. They’re scribes and mouthpieces for their ridiculous anonymous sources, and they’ll regurgitate whatever dreck these unknown people spoonfeed to them.’

Embrace The Vibrant Media Space, At Long Last

The non-leftist media ecosystem is more vibrant and built out, thanks to corporate media’s failures. Right-of-center political groups and leaders should stop giving their news items to corrupt major media as if they’re nerdy and socially awkward high schoolers trying to convince themselves that the hot chick will get busy with them if they play it right.

They need to work with real journalists at non-leftist outlets. For all of its success in recognizing the corruption of corporate media, the Trump administration failed at this spectacularly.

The political organizations on the right need to be much more aggressive in responding to the falsehoods, lies, and defamations that routinely come against them from the political media. Where is the GOP war room that recognizes its main opponent is the media, not the Democrat Party that serves as the mere political arm of the media? Apart from the political concerns that the right half of the country should have with the corrupt media, this is a deadly serious situation for the country’s future.

“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” wrote Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit for the Court of Appeals. “It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.”

That press conference was so horrific that it should serve as a wake-up call of how dire the situation is, with its weak, sycophantic questions after years of hyena-like behavior. The White House press corps, like most of the rest of the media, is an embarrassment. It pushes propaganda. Treat them like the propagandists they are.

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. She is Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and a Fox News contributor.

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Last Week

Is there any living, breathing American who has not heard that Republicans in the House and Senate of Georgia’s Assembly passed the most restrictive voting rights bill in U.S. history? Have they not heard that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp quickly signed it into law?

Everyone has heard about it. On top of just hearing, Mainstream Media and President Joe Biden have filled newspapers, radio and television news shows, and online news sites with false information about the law! In fact, NONE of the egregious claims made by Democrats at every level of state and federal government claiming that Georgia’s African-American populace will be “disenfranchised” are true.

That bill-now-law has sparked lawsuits, boycotts, and mass outrage among Democrats, who describe the law as a revival of Jim Crow-era racism. But much of the heated rhetoric surrounding the bill, which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law on Thursday, misrepresents what the reforms will accomplish.

The debate over whether Georgia’s law constitutes “despicable voter suppression,” as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has claimed, or necessary updates to the state code is significant. Democrats in Washington have used the specter of the law to push a sweeping federal bill aimed at overhauling all elections. They have even threatened to weaken or end the filibuster in order to pass the bill, known as H.R. 1, to fight what they have characterized as racism in the way states like Georgia want to conduct their elections.

Here are some of the most controversial claims about the law — and what issues state Republicans were aiming to address.

LIMITATIONS ON VOTING HOURS

President Joe Biden claimed during his first press conference last week, and again in a statement the following day, that the law would force polling locations to close at 5 p.m. “so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.”

The law does not, however, cap voting hours at 5 p.m. It sets 5 p.m. as the earliest a polling place can close. In fact, the law gives polling places the discretion to remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during early voting, which could extend the amount of time people in some counties have to vote.

Rather than restrict the amount of time people have to get to the polls, the law expands it during the early voting period. Every county is now required to offer Saturday voting and is given the option to allow Sunday voting.

TAKING AWAY DROP BOXES

Headlines about the law have warned that the Georgia state legislature voted to remove many drop boxes from the streets, limiting the places where voters could drop off their ballots leading up to Election Day.

In reality, the law authorizes the use of drop boxes for the first time. In 2020, Georgia temporarily allowed people to place their ballots in designated boxes on an emergency basis due to the pandemic. That authorization would have expired, removing the boxes altogether, if state lawmakers hadn’t included a provision to approve them in the new law.

While there may be fewer boxes in the next election than there were in 2020, there would be none if Republican lawmakers didn’t write it into their bill.

FOOD AND WATER

One of the most controversial elements of the law involves whether voters can receive free food and water while they stand in line to cast their ballots. Democrats claim it’s now a crime to pass out drinks to voters at the polls.

It is accurate that language in the bill made approaching voters to give them money, gifts, food, or water within 150 feet of a polling location a misdemeanor.

But that part of the law was designed to crack down specifically on politically affiliated groups handing out free refreshments to voters in line while trying to influence their votes — a practice critics call “line warming.”

The law closes what supporters say was a loophole in existing rules that have long banned soliciting votes too close to a polling location. Election workers, not political groups, can still set up food and water stations at the polls, so long as they remain unmanned.

VOTER ID FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Any registered voter requesting an absentee ballot will, in any future election, need to write his or her driver’s license or state ID number on the application in order to receive a ballot.

Voting rights advocates have long argued that any ID requirements associated with voting disproportionately affect people of color and low-income communities. Georgia, however, offers a free state ID that can be used to request ballots.

And supporters of the law argue the shift toward matching absentee ballots with ID numbers, rather than signatures, would cut down on the kind of chaos witnessed during the 2020 election — when the process of signature matching slowed down the vote count and injected too much subjectivity into which ballots got thrown out.

SHORTENING MAIL-IN VOTING

After Georgia and several other states struggled with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots that arrived in election offices past their legal deadlines, Georgia lawmakers included provisions in their bill to shorten the window of time for mail-in voting.

This is one of the provisions critics have cited when describing the Georgia law as unduly restrictive. Supporters of the change argue this will help prevent ballots from getting thrown out by election administrators for arriving too late.

The window for requesting a mail-in ballot will now open 11 weeks before Election Day — not 180 days before, as it did previously, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

That window will now close two Fridays before Election Day instead of on Friday before. If a voter hasn’t filled out and submitted an application for an absentee ballot by then, he or she will not receive one.

EMPOWERING GOP-APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Georgia counties traditionally had autonomy when it came to administering elections, but the new law potentially gives some of that power to the State Election Board.

In addition to diluting the role of the Georgia secretary of state on the board — that position became a nonvoting member seat — the law allows the State Election Board to make changes in counties that have struggled with processing issues.

“Counties with long-term problems of lines, problems with processing of absentee ballots, and other challenges in administration need accountability, but state officials are limited in what they are able to do to address those problems,” Republican state lawmakers wrote in the bill. “Ensuring there is a mechanism to address local election problems will promote voter confidence and meet the goal of uniformity.”

The State Election Board is technically nonpartisan, but the state Legislature appoints its chair, the state House appoints a member, and the state Senate appoints a member — and Republicans control both chambers. The last two chairs on the board are appointed one each by state Republicans and Democrats, effectively giving the GOP control of a board that has now been empowered to intervene in the way even Democratic counties handle elections.

Summary

Are you as tired of the non-stop lies we are getting from the Left regarding everything? It brings to mind that age-old political joke: “How do you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving!”

Isn’t that applicable in this issue?

It would be humorous if it wasn’t so deadly. Don’t be lulled into believing these are just “accidental” misinterpretations of the Georgia legislature. It was planned, organized, and distributed in perfect Democrat talking point format for all to use to fool Georgians and the rest of us. Confusion is an art of political manipulation that this Democrat Party’s leaders have perfected into art: the “Art of Politicization.” Any issue that’s thrust into the U.S. marketplace of political ideas with which they disagree, they seed as much confusion and misinformation they can possibly muster among Americans. Why do they take this approach? Because they cannot accept the Truth when the Truth does not fit their political plans for the American populace.

And free and fair elections do NOT fit the Democrat Party plans!

In this caustic political environment in which we live, many Americans have simply opted out of paying attention. Paying attention is too costly, requires too much effort, and exhausts far too much of their time and emotions. Democrats are masters at using that fact in this meticulously created plan to feed their minions falsehoods clouded in misrepresented “facts.” And they simply trust the fact that their followers will simply believe everything Democrat leaders feed to them.

Don’t take the bait!

If it’s the Southern Border crisis, COVID-19/Fauci-isms, anti-light skinned Americans racism just because they’re white, or 2020 election lies, they’re all arrows in the quivers of Democrat party leaders to serve one purpose: confuse Americans — ALL Americans with lies.

How can we be certain about this? Push through the noise and distractions and gets facts for yourself. There’s no other way to get the truth that we all must have to make good decisions.

The leaders on the Left don’t think conservatives will make that effort. They KNOW their Democrat followers will not. It’s bad enough that their party members quickly take the bait. We cannot afford for the other half of the nation to “lazy-out” and swallow those same pills.

Find YOUR facts. Doing so is YOUR choice.

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Nancy’s COVID-19 Bill Is Theft From Us All and It’s Racist

Polls show most Americans support the COVID-19 relief bill. But this bill comes with a slap in the face for people who believe in racial equality and want everyone to benefit.

Section 1005 of the bill offers women and minority farm owners total debt forgiveness of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars per farmer. No strings or other requirements. An amazing offer—but white men need not apply.

Newly elected Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, who proposed it, says it’s intended to make up for years of discrimination. Sorry, Senator, but this is discrimination.

There’s more discrimination in the bill’s aid to restaurants, Section 6003. It grants restaurant owners up to $5 million per facility to offset losses during the pandemic. That’s a lifeline for restaurants hanging on week by week, trying to make one more mortgage or rent payment and keep from going out of business.

Here’s the hitch: Only women, minorities, and veterans can apply during the program’s first three weeks. Most white men have to go to the back of the line, even if their losses are larger or their need more pressing.

Treating white male farmers and restaurant owners like second-class citizens violates a fundamental principle that we’re equal under the law—a principle guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

The pandemic is hurting everyone.

Many of New York’s upstate dairy farmers are facing bankruptcy because restaurants accounted for half the demand for their products. Yet, the farm aid in the COVID-19 relief bill is not about helping them get through the pandemic. Most of them won’t be eligible because they’re white men.

The bill looks more like reparations than COVID-19 relief. It says farm aid is being provided “for the purposes of addressing the longstanding and widespread discrimination against socially disadvantaged farmers.”

The truth is that farmers have been struggling for a decade, and more than half lose money year after year. Minority-owned farms are generally less in debt than farms owned by whites, though diminished access to credit may be part of the reason. Debt relief is urgently needed by white and minority farmers alike.

Senator Chuck Schumer crisscrossed the state last weekend bragging about his role in the COVID-19 relief bill, and claiming credit for the $25 billion in aid to restaurants. He cautioned that 54 percent of New York restaurant owners won’t be able to survive the next six months without help. “They’re needed because they’re one of the biggest employers in every community in New York, whether it’s urban, suburban-like here in Camillus, or rural.”

That’s the point, Senator. Instead of dwelling on racial or gender equity, the COVID-19 relief bill should focus on ensuring economic survival. All will benefit.

On taking office, President Joe Biden pledged that his “priority will be Black, Latino, Asian and Native-American owned businesses” and “women-owned businesses.” So it’s no surprise that Section 4201 of his COVID-19 relief bill sets aside over $1 billion of loans for women and minority small-business owners only. As if they’re the only ones struggling.

In New York City, 47 percent of small businesses have closed, and those hanging on have incurred a nearly 60 percent drop in revenue, according to TracktheRecovery.org, a Harvard University database. Minority businesses are often hardest hit, but government help should be based on need and viability, not a business owner’s gender or skin color.

It’s what the Constitution requires. When Oregon and Colorado set aside COVID-19 relief funds for minority businesses only, white business owners sued, demanding equal treatment.

If Congress enacts provisions discriminating against white men, the federal government should be sued, too.

As Congress debates the COVID relief bill, Republicans should protest the racist giveaways. They’ve hardly mentioned them, and the public is unaware. More are on the way.

Warnock and four other Democrats, including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, introduced a bill on Feb. 5 to give 32 million acres of farmland to black farmers over the next 10 years. Reparations without the label. What’s next—tax credits for being black?

Summary

Let’s face facts: Democrat Party Leadership simply ignores rules of the House, requirements regarding processes to crafting bills, due process, and the precedent set in the past. There’s one rule and one only that regulates this House of Representatives: Anything Speaker Pelosi wants, approves, needs, or deems is important can and will be passed. Nothing else matters.

Just nine percent of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill has anything to do with COVID-19! 

$153 million in the bill is earmarked to fund the Endowment of the Arts and it’s titled “COVID Relief.” And there are dozens of such ludicrous clauses in the bill.

We posted the entire bill for you to read yesterday here in .pdf format. Have you read it? If you haven’t, you have NO right to complain about anything in it.

I encourage any and all Democrats who read this today to comment telling us the reason you support House members who believe a monstrous piece of legislation like this has any validity sufficient to be passed and signed into law. And to top it all off we find out the bill that belongs to the Party of racial equity, inclusion, diversity, and fairness is a bill that is as racist as any piece of legislation in American history. And Pelosi maintains the racist elements of the bill are necessary to cure racism!

Racism will never cure past racism. It’s not how to unite the nation — as if Democrats really care to unite anyone except Democrats.

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Dems on a Roll Hit a Brick Wall…or Two

 

Wait a minute: Joe Biden beat Donald Trump; Democrats hung on to control of the House of Representatives; Democrats regained the majority in the Senate. Things have been looking pretty good for the Democrat Party since November, right?

Not so much. Their party has run into some pretty significant roadblocks. And they’re not too happy about them.

Impeachment for political theatre was squashed, the Never Trump Lincoln Project further imploded when it was reported its leaders knew about the sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver, and the petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom D-Calif. reached 1.5 million signatures which was the number of signatures needed to trigger a special election.

Wait: there’s more!

The Donald Trump Charlottesville rhetoric lie was debunked again, and now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a bipartisan onslaught from lawmakers after a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) request showed as many as 9,000 COVID-19 infected patients were sent to nursing homes under his directive, resulting in one of the nation’s worst COVID scenarios.

Yep, it seems that while the Democrat Party should be in Hog Heaven things are not going so smoothly, especially in the last week or so. They should be flying high. But the realities of Washington D.C. have kicked them in the butt.

“How so?”

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump was acquitted in impeachment proceedings for the second time in two years, 57-43 in the Senate. It was the outcome most Americans knew was coming for weeks — and one that only adds fuel to the left’s endless disdain for the 45th president.

While seven Republicans and two independents voted to impeach Trump with the Democrats, they still ended up 10 votes short to achieve the grand number of 67.

Those in favor of impeachment tried to push the narrative that Trump incited the violence at the Capitol on January 6, regardless of the fact that The New York Times documented people were already rioting 20 minutes before his speech even began.

Impeachment may be over — unless Democrats in Congress unconstitutionally try yet again — but the left’s obsession with Trump will not end. The blue check marks on Twitter were having a difficult time coping with the expected news on Saturday.

Along came trouble in the “Lincoln Project” neighborhood.

In January, journalist Ryan Girdusky broke a story about Never Trump political action committee (PAC) The Lincoln Project’s co-founder John Weaver. Girdusky talked to dozens of young men who alleged sexual harassment and misconduct towards young conservatives Weaver and abusing his power. A week later, Weaver resigned and admitted to the allegations.

On Friday, Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a former senior campaign advisor to John McCain’s presidential campaign, also resigned. Schmidt claims to have known about Weaver’s misconduct and made his release on Twitter.

“I am resigning my seat on the Lincoln Project board to make room for the appointment of a female board member as the first step to reform and professionalize the Lincoln Project,” Schmidt said.

According to several Lincoln Project employees, leadership at the PAC knew about 10 of the allegations against Weaver in June 2020. The organization intentionally concealed this information.

Now former employees at The Lincoln Project have demanded immediate release from the non-disclosure agreements they were all required to sign when Weaver was at the company, to inform the public about more details. Schmidt also came under heavy scrutiny after going on a tirade on Twitter and inappropriately posting screenshots of a direct message conversation between co-founder Jennifer Horn and a reporter from The 19th working on a damning story about the anti-Trump organization.

More bad news continues for the left from the “Left” Coast.

The petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached 1,509,000 signatures last Friday — the minimum needed to lead to a special election. By March, the recall effort has to have received 12 percent of signatures from Californians, which will then be vetted by the California secretary of state.

Rescue California is the non-profit that is operating the recall drive. The manager of the campaign Anne Dunsmore when questioned about the recall drive said, “This is a citizen movement, this is not a political movement,” Dunsmore said. “We’re pursuing a political process to fix the problem for sure, but this isn’t a Trump versus Biden thing.”

According to Dunsmore, the intensifying of the recall effort comes after totalitarian lockdowns Newsom instituted in California throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, endlessly changing the rules to fit an obviously partisan perspective. Newsom was found hypocritically dining at The French Laundry — an exclusive and very expensive gourmet restaurant in Northern California — in December of last year, days after “pulling the emergency brake” on state reopening implementation plans and instituting new lockdown rules.

The Republican National Committee donated $250,000 to the recall efforts, as Newsom looks more and more probable to defend his rule to voters quite soon.

Remember the Charlottesville, Virginia related attacks by the left against President Trump for stating that in that violent demonstration, there were “fine people on both sides?”  Since those protests in Aug. 2017, Democrats have continually pushed the false narrative that President Trump said there were “fine people” on both sides, referring to white supremacists. This has been debunked many times by non-leftist media sources, and was  given the national attention it deserves on Saturday during the impeachment trial by lead defense attorney David Schoen.

After playing a clip that corporate media used to manipulate the public, Trump says the following: “You have people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazi’s and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally, but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazi’s and white nationalists…”

The former President went on to say that there WERE two groups there for good causes: one to protest the removal of a cherished monument and one there to support that removal. Those groups were simply there to protest. The “gang” that broke the peaceful protests up were NOT good people. And, yes, they were white supremacists. And Democrats in showing the footage at the impeachment trial conveniently deleted the part in which Trump thoroughly explained his meaning.

So much for the left’s infatuation with calling Trump a racist because of this purposeful editing botch.

Believe it or not, the week got worse for Democrats back on the East Coast.

What conservative media outlets have reported on for months is finally being accepted by those on the left. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), sent as many as 9,000 COVID-19 infected elderly patients back to nursing homes, which led to high rates of deaths in his state among the elderly.

On Friday, Cuomo’s top aide released a statement acknowledging that the office delayed reporting on fatality data because of concerns that it was “going to be used against us.” A court order and New York state attorney general report showed in the last few weeks that the total nursing home fatality rate is one-seventh of all residents living in nursing homes in the state. 15,000 died in total.

In August, President Trump was vocal about Cuomo’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now Associated Press estimates that the real Cuomo number of people killed because of his total incompetence is 11,000, not the 6000 that was originally thought!” Trump tweeted.

As can be expected, leftists sided with Cuomo and assisted with his coverup, all to oppose Mr. Trump. Now, though, Democrats are waking up to his incompetence. Several Democratic New York senators signed a joint letter to strip Cuomo of emergency powers and state Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-NY) sent a separate letter:

“At a time when we need New Yorkers to trust their elected officials the most, the governor and his administration knowingly chose to lie and play politics with New Yorkers’ lives,” Ramos wrote, the same day the New York GOP congressional delegation sent a letter asking the Justice Department to investigate obstruction of justice in Cuomo’s blocking of the nursing home investigation.

We witnessed five catastrophes worsen for Democrats, all in the course of one week. One only wonders how bad it will continue to get as the ill results of COVID lockdowns continue to become impossible to ignore.

Summary

What else could possibly go wrong for today’s Democrats? If what happened to Republicans during Donald Trump’s four years as POTUS is any indication of what Dems might face, it’s a sure bet there’s “trouble in them there Hills.”

In fact, just look at the hand Democrats have dealt themselves:

Trump economy results were mind-boggling! But another Trump-like financial picture requires Trump-like policies.

Trump-like foreign policies require Trump-like treatment of those in foreign government leadership.

To have the same support of the POTUS in 2021 as Trump had requires the POTUS to treat the People the same as did Trump.

Think about it: All this should be easy for Joe Biden — he’s the Master of “quid pro quo.” And, according to all the experts, Biden’s much smarter than Trump. It’ll be an easy ride for the Democrats.

But there’s just one problem: Joe Biden! Based on his decades of government service, Americans are in for a wild ride. Things operated from the White House are certain to be sketchy and difficult. Few Americans are confident that things will go smoothly. How so? Just look at how rough were the Obama Administration’s operations with Joe riding shotgun, and remember this: it took Barack Obama driving for the few good things to occur then that did. Joe Biden’s not Barack and he’s not Donald. The only thing that’s certain is this: there are inevitable brick walls ahead for Joe and his fellow Dems. The problem for Joe and his Party is there are no problem solvers aboard the Biden Train.

There’s one important question Dems need to confront today: How many brick walls can they survive that their Driver is pointing them toward?

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Lt. General Michael Flynn

(Please see the complete interview with General Flynn at the bottom of this page)

Lt. General Michael Flynn joins us live this morning at 9:00 AM Central on “TNN Live.”

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We’ll be asking him the questions that many of you sent us for him. And we’ll get the “inside scoop” on the latest from Washington D.C., including why there is such a huge military presence in our nation’s Capitol.

We’ll see you at 9:00 AM Central!

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“Absolute Proof”

This story today will be brief.

We all know the “My Pillow” guy: Mike Lindell. His television commercials are enough to drive anyone crazy. But, you can’t fault him; those commercials sell quite a few pillows.

Lindell is an ardent Trump fan. He’s not just a fan — he’s a successful entrepreneur who put his personal and business reputation on the line on a national basis that has cost him dearly. But he has taken his support for Donald Trump to a new level — a level millions of other Americans have done so but have done so quietly. Not so for Lindell.

Mike Lindell alerted us all about a week ago that “all of the evidence of widespread election corruption will be released to the nation on Friday, February 5th.” He’s a man of his word and did just that. He released a professionally produced documentary titled “Absolute Proof.” He simultaneously released it on his own website and on YouTube. As you can imagine, YouTube yanked it.

Others posted the documentary on other social media websites, but they each did the expected from “Cancel Culture” American media: pulled it down. I quit searching for it this morning. I hope it stays alive on Mike’s website. Why? Read the following paragraph and you’ll understand:

  • You may think Mike’s a nutjob or even a raving lunatic. I don’t know him personally, but I’m one American who determines the legitimacy of others, not by what people say, but what that person says linked to what they do. Sometimes it’s difficult to stick to just those when evaluating another. Today’s stark-raving mad Mainstream Media make it impossible to believe what people say!

 

  • The documentary is two hours long — longer than most movies. But there’s a reason for its length: it’s FULL of intricate details reported and shared by more than a dozen forensic computer experts, internet engineers, and election equipment experts. None of the information given is hearsay. Every word spoken and illustrated is backed up with hard, cold evidence — something that very few have seen before.

 

  • Most at first blush when reading this will say, “There’s no evidence of election fraud! Look at all the Trump Campaign lawsuits in which judges tossed them all out for lack of evidence. November 3 voter fraud is nothing but a conspiracy theory.” That’s the Mainstream Media, Democrat Party, RINO, and Socialist story — and they’re sticking to it. But, they’re lying!

 

  • “Dan, what about the lack of evidence in court?” No court ever let the evidence be presented into a court record! Mainstream Media states otherwise.

What’s Happening?

With the release of “Absolute Proof,” the truth is out. Yes, it’s been out for a couple of months, but the Media have prohibited it’s being allowed in the marketplace of American ideas! One America News (OAN) is the only network that I know is allowing the documentary to air. News Max TV actually shutdown a live interview with Mike when he brought up the pending release of his documentary that proves election fraud: Cancel Culture!

Folks who know me know that I demand honesty and facts. I receive from many people each day forward stories, talk show segments, videos, documents, some of which are bogus on their faces, but some are NOT bogus. (Thanks for sending that stuff.)

It’s hard to find the truth in things. In fact, that’s why we started TruthNewsNetwork three years ago: we research things we “hear” and “see” to find the truth or fiction in them. Sometimes that’s an arduous and timely task. But it’s worth it to discover the truth with which one can make honest and fact-based decisions.

Mike Lindell obviously feels the same way. He spent scads of his own money to put this all together. The horror of this is that every person who presents the evidence of fraud, corruption, and rampant illegalities committed in the runup to the November 3rd election and during its aftermath already had the information, data, documentation, video, and photographic proof of the fraudulent election actions taken by numerous people to change the election results.

They had no place to turn to present all that evidence. State court judges and even some federal judges refused to even conduct evidentiary hearings at which this same evidence from these same experts would have been presented in court on which judicial decisions could be made.

The scariest thing about all this is that for all this to occur, it had to be planned, funded, implemented, and operated by a large number of very intelligent and connected people — both inside the United States and around the World. And this operation was massively expensive. Where did THAT money come from?

My Conclusions

  • There is NO doubt the election was corrupt, fraudulent, and purposely so;
  • Democrat Party leaders ARE complicit in what and how it happened;
  • The Department of Justice and FBI under Barack Obama and Joe Biden are up to their eyeballs in involvement in this scheme;
  • China, Iran, Spain, Italy, and other countries are just as deeply involved in this massive treason against the United States.

I don’t make those statements lightly. Even though things on election night and afterward didn’t smell right to me, I never personally saw any of the evidence of election fraud. So I couldn’t make an educated decision. But I’ve felt since that it was stolen but I had no proof.

There is now no doubt in my mind that November 3, 2020, ACTUAL election results show Donald Trump with 80+ million “legal” votes compared to 60 million (or fewer) votes for Joe Biden!

Summary

What do we do?

First, WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY in its entirety. Do so IMMEDIATELY. One America Network is showing it multiple times each day. Additionally, you can watch it directly from Lindell’s personal website: https://michaeljlindell.com

It’s two hours, folks. But every minute is critical.

After you watch it, talk about it (with your own personal thoughts) to your friends and family members. Spread the word.

Do you know the scariest conclusion I have after digesting all this: apparently, the most powerful and wealthiest people in the U.S. in business, politics, and big dollar finance are complicit in all this and participated in a “non-military coup” to steal an election.

I just had another thought: in the documentary, the downline ballots were also impacted by the cheating. So probably, the Senate is still under Republican majority control!

Sadly, at this point, all I can recommend is arming yourself with facts. From there we will have to develop a plan based on what can legitimately be done to correct this madness.

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Courageous Patriots Challenge The Invisible Government

(Guest Contributor Kelleigh Nelson with Today’s Story)

The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states, and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, … and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection. – New York City Mayor John F. HylanNew York Times, March 26, 1922

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  George Orwell

These are dark times, in which the propaganda of deceit touches all our lives. The information age is a media age. We have politics by media; censorship by media; war by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of clichés and false assumptions.  Every time we turn on a computer or pick up a digital device, we are subjected to control: to surveillance of our habits and routines, and to lies and manipulation…propaganda and brainwashing, pushed and promoted by those who wish to “fundamentally change America.”

Edward Bernays, who invented the term, “public relations” as a euphemism for “propaganda,” predicted this more than 80 years ago. He called it, “the invisible government.”  He wrote, “Those who manipulate this unseen element constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of …”

The aim of this invisible government is the conquest of us: of our political consciousness, our sense of the world, our ability to think independently, to separate truth from lies.  And these big lies are delivered with the regularity of a metronome.

And yes, China’s Covid kills, but so does cancer, heart disease, flu, pneumonia, diabetes, starvation, and countless other illnesses.  But none of these illnesses are a threat to America’s freedoms; that threat is communism and the destruction of our inalienable Bill of Rights by treasonous foreign and domestic enemies.  Their goal was the elimination of the Constitutional Republic’s “one man, one vote” in the 2020 election. The lies of Covid gave them privy to promote mail-in ballots, and the ability to cheat their way to false victory.  This traitorous deed was an act of insurrection.

Three people stand above the fray to battle for the same freedom and liberty our founders fought for prior to America’s Revolutionary War.  For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, tensions had been building between colonists and the British authorities.

The same tensions are building in America today, and the enemy is far worse than the British. Should America fall to communism, all will truly be lost, so gird your loins for freedom, and don the full armor of God.

For the Love of Country

Three warriors stand together to expose the deceit perpetrated on the American people, Lt. General Michael Flynn (RET), Attorney Sidney Powell, and Attorney L. Lin Wood.  These three have put their reputations on the line for their love of country, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  These three, and so many more who have volunteered to help, are battling to save our Republic.

General Michael Flynn was raised in Rhode Island in a family of nine children.  He grew up in a busy, but loving Irish Catholic household, with dad Charles, a former Army sergeant, and mom Helen stressing the importance of education.  The General’s mother received her law degree at the age of 60…oh yes, education was essential.

Graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a BS, he went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University, a Master of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and Naval War College.  His military awards are numerous.  He served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama before retirement.

After 33 years in Army intelligence, Flynn was appointed as National Security Advisor to President Trump. Obama’s Deep State knew they had to get rid of him or their evil machinations would be exposed.  The FBI set-up of this brilliant military soldier and leader resulted in four long nightmarish years for him and his family.  Their faith and the prayers of millions who love this family carried them through this crucible.

On May 7, 2020, the Department of Justice filed a Motion to Dismiss with prejudice, the charges against the General.  U.S. attorney, Jeffrey Jensen had been appointed by AG Bill Barr to look into the case, and the Acting Director of National Intelligence, Chief Richard Grenell, declassified records proving the General’s innocence.

In late November, President Trump issued a “Pardon of Innocence,” the first in American history.  This was done to release him from the entanglements of dealing with an overzealous maniacal Deep State Judge who refused to dismiss the charges.

General Flynn’s book, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, co-authored with Michael Ledeen, belongs in everyone’s library.  Field of Fight offers a plan that combines creative and strategic solutions with political engagement and effective military action.

General Michael Thomas Flynn is fighting to save our Constitutional Republic.

Attorney Lucian Lincoln “Lin” Wood, Jr. was born in Raleigh, NC in 1952, but was raised in Georgia after moving to Macon at the age of three.   Wood has stated in news accounts that his family struggled financially with frequent episodes of domestic abuse involving his parents. After a school dance, the then 16-year-old Wood returned home to find his father had beaten his mother to death. L. Lin Wood Sr. pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter; a charge reduced from first-degree murder. He served a little over two years in prison. Wood has stated that it was this experience that solidified his earlier decision to become a lawyer.  He was on his own at age 16.

Lin Wood is one of the top libel, defamation, and First Amendment lawyers in the U.S. earning him the title of “Attorney for the Damned.”  He has represented such clients as Richard Jewell, a security guard falsely accused of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in 1996.  The Jewell case was followed by John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of JonBenét Ramsey.  He was also hired by the former presidential candidate, Herman Cain to fight off sexual harassment charges.

More recently, he defended Covenant Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann who was libeled by mainstream and social media, by churches, elected public figures, and celebrities.

Lucian Lin Wood Jr. is waging the war to save our Constitutional Republic, and to prove the treason and fraud in the 2020 Georgia election.

Attorney Sidney Katherine Powell was born in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BA and JD.

She is our modern-day Deborah of the Old Testament who was clearly one of the Bible’s most outstanding figures.  Deborah served ancient Israel as a prophet, judge, military leader, songwriter, and minstrel. (Judges 4-5) Sidney is also thought of as our present-day Joan of Arc who rose up to fight powerful forces to save her country and change the course of history. Joan’s courage, fortitude and resolve ultimately brought about victory for France and spawned a renewed sense of patriotism and hope among its countrymen.

The U.S. and her freedom-loving patriots are now in a similar, dire situation, fighting for liberty in the midst of insurmountable odds — a pervasive Deep State, insubordinate military officials, a corrupt FBI, blatant censorship by big-tech, and now, what many, including Powell, believe to be a stolen election.

The Deep State, many of whom surround our President, are trying to burn Sidney Powell’s reputation at the stake, but it won’t work.  Like General Flynn and L. Lin Wood, her brilliance and accomplishments are overwhelming.

Former federal prosecutor under nine US attorneys from both political parties over ten years and three districts, Ms. Powell was lead counsel in 350 criminal appeals for the United States and more than 150 since in private practice. It was from her experience in several of her cases that she felt compelled to write Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice after seeing a core group of federal prosecutors break all the rules, makeup crimes, hide evidence, and send innocent people to prison.

Her second book, Conviction Machine: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse, co-authored with Harvey Silverglate, describes overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors. Powell and Silverglate offer the blueprint for reforming the DOJ and criminal justice system.  Like the General’s book, these two belong in everyone’s library.

Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell has just released a massive 270-page document to Zenger News (https://wpcdn.zenger.news/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/24190822/2020-12-23-Sidney-Powell-Team-Binder-ZENGER-NEWS.pdf)  including affidavits, evidence, and testimony from many witnesses and sources detailing alleged fraud in the 2020 election.

Sidney Powell has put her life on the line to rage a battle against widespread treason.  Please help to fund her efforts by supporting her and the people working with her.  Go to www.defendingtherepublic.org and help her to save our Republic!

The Trotskyite Republican Party

Us deplorables, the hardcore Trump supporters, don’t understand the lack of eliminating the 5th columnists in the Trump administration.  Barr, Wray, and others should have been gone long ago.  To be brutally honest, I’d like to know why Bill Barr was allowed to give a pass to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, John Brennan, James Clapper, Bruce, and Nellie Ohr, and countless other Deep State players.  And where is John Durham?

We’d also like to know just who vets Trump’s administrative choices.  His Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, and attorney Pat Cipollone are countering the president’s desire to hire Sidney Powell as special counsel for election fraud investigation.  They should be handed pink slips and ushered out the door to their Deep State hiding holes.

General Flynn tweeted President Trump and told him precisely who his choice is, and that would be Sidney Powell because “she will go to the truth and that scares the hell out of everyone.”

When President Reagan left office, the party turned against their own President.  They are now doing the exact same thing to President Trump.  Sidney Powell has tweeted about the Republican Party opposing incoming Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville from joining an attempt to suspend the tally of the Electoral College vote next month.  Quite obviously the majority of the Republican Party doesn’t care about an illegal election, even when it affects one of their own.  What does this make them?

Conclusion

In his book, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis said, “The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life.  A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden – that is what the State is there for.  And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.”

It is General Michael T. Flynn, L. Lin Wood, and Sidney Powell who are leading the charge to save our Republic for just what C. S. Lewis has described, to keep our American flag flying high for freedom, liberty, and justice.

 

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Full Disclosure Underway

Do you remember when, at the very beginning of Trump’s 2016 campaign, he began talking about the “Swamp” of D.C.? He then morphed that into the need to “Drain the Swamp,” and he promised he was the guy that not only COULD do that but WOULD do that if Americans elected him President. Many laughed and derided the crazy billionaire from Queens. They told us he was little more than a spoiled rotten rich kid whose Daddy put him in business. They laughed at his success in the NBC hit reality show, “The Apprentice.” “Donald Trump is nothing but a narcissistic blowhard who thinks he can weasel his way into national politics!”

They were almost right — almost!

Here we are, four years later, after the “Blowhard” from Queens set the establishments of both major political parties on their cans. In comparison, they looked on in disbelief as he became the only presidential candidate in 80-or-so years to accomplish ALL (or at least as much as could be done without Congressional support) of his publicly stated objectives for the nation in his “first” four years. Regardless of what the Trump-haters in each of those political parties and the self-appointed purveyors of truth in news reporting say, he accomplished it all!

So why today, in the wake of the most corrupt national election in U.S. history, are almost all of these politicians  fighting so hard to kick this guy out of office? If he successfully fulfilled average Americans’ expectations for an elected president based on his campaign promises, why are these politicians and their supporters dead-set on his removal? Why do they so many reject the mountains of evidence in plain sight of election cheating and still maintain that Trump’s demands of a stolen election are based on no facts and certainly no evidence?

I don’t have all the answers. But I DO have a few. Let’s examine a few of the “Swamp Critters” attacks on Mr. Trump.

“Swampsters” Against Trump

Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, then the “savior” of the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then decided he wanted to be President. In 2012 he ran a losing campaign against Barack Obama, who beat Romney to serve a second term in the White House.

Mitt Romney

Romney left politics for a while but turned up back in Utah and won a U.S. Senate seat. He ran as a Republican but soon showed his anti-Trump stance as he showed the world what a real GOP “Swamper” looks like. Romney is anything but conservative. Many Utah citizens reportedly would like to change their vote from that Senatorial election.

Romney despises Trump. Why? At least in part, it resulted from the fact that Mitt famously (and very publicly) pleaded for the Secretary of State job from Trump. Trump passed over the RINO. Mitt immediately began acting like a jilted lover. He’s attacked Trump at every turn and was the only Republican in either the House or the Senate to vote to impeach President Trump and remove him from office.

In the aftermath of the November election in which voting irregularity, voter fraud, AND “vote” fraud were revealed, President Trump mounted an attack on the actual fraud committed in at least the swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada, and his campaign along with several others not officially part of his campaign filed numerous state and federal cases to prove the fraud. Mitt and others who ran for office as conservatives in the Republican Party were hesitant to support the President in his pursuit of the truth in this election. Still, several have done more than be just “hesitant.” They have launched attacks at Mr. Trump and others in office who have come out in support of President Trump. Romney’s began three days after the election:

“He is wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt, and stolen,” Romney said on Twitter and Facebook on Friday morning, November 6. “Doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world, weakens institutions that lie at the foundation of the Republic, and recklessly inflames destructive and dangerous passions.”

But he wasn’t finished. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), late on November 20th, blasted President Trump’s attempt to pressure Republican officials to reverse the election results, describing it as among the most “undemocratic” actions ever taken by a sitting president.

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election,” the senator from Utah and frequent Trump critic said in a statement posted to Twitter. “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

Sunday, December 27th, Romney took still another shot and this time included Trump supporters:

“I don’t think Trumpism is going away, but I hope that we can have disagreements over policy and a vision of our respective parties without continuing to promote a narrative that puts democracy itself in jeopardy. And when you tell people that voting doesn’t work and that democracy can’t work because we don’t have legitimate elections, that is a perilous thing to be saying.”

The “Turtle”

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has long been suspected of being a RINO: “Republican in Name Only.” He’s pretty much confirmed he is precisely that in the 2020 election aftermath, especially in regards to leadership in the fight to make sure our elections are “fair and free.” With the piles of mounting evidence that clearly show a fraudulent election happened. McConnell only at first gave any hint of support of investigating those guilty of election interference. Progressively he has quietly slipped into the “Swamp-Tank” with other RINOs. He was the first Republican Party leader to call Joe Biden “President-Elect Joe Biden,” signaling his willingness to throw in the towel.

To further blur the process between November 3rd and January 20th, Mitch quickly chastised several Congress members who have voiced their willingness to stand in the joint session of Congress on January 6th and challenge the “official” electoral vote totals as they are read. If two in the Senate and two in the House do that, it will force the House and Senate to separate and debate those objections for a period of two hours and then vote to determine who is President.

Herein lies the rub for Mitch: If that happens, the House votes for President, and the Senate votes for Vice President. Such a vote is not tallied based on the states’ electors in the electoral college. Each state gets only one vote. That would mean that there are 30+ states who have Republican-controlled legislatures, each with one vote. Trump would win in that scenario. In the Senate, votes for Vice President would be expected to come down the same way. In case of a tie in the Senate, the Senate’s President would cast the deciding vote. Vice President Mike Pence serves in that role and would, therefore, with his vote, confirm himself VP!

The “Turncoats”

It’s been humorous the last week or so to see that, almost daily, one new Republican stands up and declares they are against the continued investigations and court challenges of the election results. And each seems to have adopted one talking point as if it was coordinated: “President Trump, without evidence, continues to claim massive election fraud in November 3rd’s election and he must stop!”

Adam Kinzinger

The latest was Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger accused President Donald Trump and fellow GOP representatives who seek to challenge the Electoral College vote on January 6. There “wrongdoing? Participating in an “utter scam” meant to “raise money and gain followers.”

“All this talk about Jan 6th from@realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger tweeted Saturday.

Shockingly, Kinzinger would take such an approach. He long has been an ardent Trump supporter. But many have noticed his move toward Mainstream GOP ideals and hanging with the RINOs, so it wasn’t unexpected he might pick up the “Dump Trump” call.

   Pat Toomey

Also not too surprising was the decision made by Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey, who in late November advised the President to stop the election challenges so the nation could “move on.”

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement Saturday night declaring that Donald Trump has “exhausted all plausible legal” challenges to the presidential election and that it’s time for him to concede and “facilitate” the transition process.

Toomey issued a harsh statement Saturday as U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann rejected the latest lawsuit from the Trump campaign seeking to rescind votes cast in the state. Brann called out Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani for attempting to “disenfranchise almost 7 million voters” without justification or evidence.

Toomey was not the only Republican, as we stated above, who chose to publicly “advise” the President to give up the senseless election wrongdoing attacks using the term “without justification or evidence.”

List of Congressional Members who have acknowledge a Trump defeat:
  • Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI)
  • Senate Majority Whip John Thune (SD)
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (TX)
  • Shelley Moore Capito ((WVA)
  • Sen. Mike Braun (IN)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (TX)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (OH)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (UT)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS)
  • Rep. Michael Guest (MS)
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (IN)
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (TX)

Summary

So what’s going on here? There’s no doubt that some of these are “activist” Republicans who signed-on to the never-changing Republican mantra for all party members: “Never do anything that will cause Democrats — when they regain power in the government — to turn on us and diminish the cush committee jobs we have while attacking us in Congress. We want to ‘maintain the status quo’ while showing our voters with occasional legislative victories that we’re pushing hard for the Conservative cause.”

It’s ONLY about power in Washington. And in Congress, it’s ONLY about maintaining a balance of power that though changes slightly through the years, never really gives one party massive control.

But this GOP crew never expected what they are facing in all the uproar: they have understated the power of Trump populism!

There is a groundswell of support of President Trump because of what he “DID” and not just because of what he “SAID” he would do. And he accomplished so many things that benefited ALL Americans, Trump supporters are unwilling to let his, the first administration in their lifetimes, be undone by obvious voter fraud that will award power to the purveyors of Socialism. Socialism is what these conservative Americans rejected in electing Trump.

The political class in Washington HATE populism. Why is that? In such a system, People are in control! Members of the D.C. Swamp basked in almost unfettered power for far too long. MAGA Americans refuse to have that ripped from their lives at all, but especially not through illegal and fraudulent voting results.

The Solution?

Know this: these conservative Americans are NOT going to just shut up and let this ruse play out. There’s only one peaceful and realistic way to move through this without ripping the nation apart: a massive and transparent investigation into all the obvious (and other hidden) cheating that happened in the election.

“There’s no hard evidence of widespread election fraud!” That’s what we’re told. But that is far from proven.

In closing: If Joe Biden and his pack along with Democrat Party leaders and Republican Party leaders are so certain there was no election fraud, they should join hands across the aisle and demand and facilitate a quick, intense, transparent, and thorough investigation into the November 3rd election to PROVE TO AMERICANS THERE WAS NO FRAUD!

What is there to lose? If Biden won and facts prove he received the votes reported as his were cast legally, he’ll be President. But if voter fraud occurred and such an investigation reveals conclusive evidence that Donald Trump won, Trump should serve four more years.

Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, every other Democrat and Republican, and every American should welcome such an investigation today or they will NEVER have a peaceful national political process going forward. Too many Americans will no longer stand for our government shoving its will and ideas down their throats stating that “We know what’s best for all Americans. Just trust us.”

We MUST return to government “Of, By, and For the People.” 74 million Americans who voted for that ideal are NOT going to just sit down and shut up — especially when there’s little doubt in their minds this election was stolen.