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Why does Donald Trump bother?

 

Jeffrey A Friedberg - AI Experiment 51
Jeffrey A Friedberg – AI Experiment 51

Why does Donald Trump bother?

By Jeffrey A. Friedberg

As president of the United States of America, Donald Trump puts his life and family on the line every day.  Trump and his family are repetitively threatened with death and various other sorts of harm – not only by operators on foreign soil, but by seeming lunatics inside America itself.

He is under constant threat by those who state they want him dead or torn to pieces, that they want his family kidnapped, raped, beaten, or killed.

A few prominent names of those expressing stated dislike of Donald Trump are Robert De Niro, Tom Arnold, Maxine Waters, Don Lemon, Van Jones, LeBron James, Eminem, Madonna, Cher, Michael Moore, and many others too numerous to list here.  Why do they seem to feel this way – and liberals, all?

Leftists call his wife a “whore”, and run around with signs saying “rape Melania”. They hold up his bloody and severed head as a “joke”, call for his assassination as a “joke”, call his 10-year-old son a rapist and autistic and a homeschool shooter, and they are suddenly claiming the moral high ground? …

And the more he fights back, the more the Left rages…and the more the media exposes themselves as being utterly corrupt, and how truly hateful the Left has become. Nor is this a fringe element. This is the Left. They are putting on a show for all to see, and are too stupid to realize that everyday Americans are paying attention[.]

Common sense would tell “everyday Americans” Donald Trump doesn’t have to live this sort of life.  He could resign and go back to being a billionaire TV mega-mogul, with a beautiful wife and great wealth.  He could live happily ever after in a world of private jets, exclusive clubs, sun, sea, sand, and everlasting abundance.

So what’s the deal?

Is he maybe scamming America to make a quick shekel?  I don’t think so.

Is he scamming America to feather his nest for all time?  I don’t think so.

Then why does he do these things?  Why would Donald Trump choose to live inside this 24-hour ring of threats, deceit, lies, and violence?

Because Donald Trump is a patriot, dedicating his life, fortune, and sacred honor to the security and future of America.  To you.

To many of us he is just as much a front-line patriot as were Audie Murphy in World War II, Victor H. Espinoza in Korea, Christopher Scott Kyle more recently, and hundreds and thousands of others who fought bravely or even just stood up for America.  It’s said they did it for those who reside lawfully within America’s borders, and even for some of those who don’t reside there so “lawfully.”

What’s the deal?  What’s the beef?  What’s the gripe?  Donald Trump is hardly different from any other American grandson of poor immigrants.  Trump was born in 1946, and in 1966, while at Wharton Business school, he began working in the family business.  The rest, as they say, is history.

And the left hates him.  Hates his guts.

The next time you see Donald Trump, remember he doesn’t need “this crap.”  Remember he is already a billionaire.

But remember he risks his life every day – his family, his fortune, and his sacred honor.  For America.  For you.

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UPDATE:

Report: Woman Arrested For Allegedly Sending Ricin To President Trump

Law enforcement officials have reportedly arrested a woman suspected of sending ricin, a biological agent that is fatal at even small doses when ingested or inhaled, to President Donald Trump in an envelope earlier this week, authorities said Sunday afternoon.

According to CNN, the woman was detained by Customs and Border Patrol agents while trying to cross into New York via the Canadian border and was carrying a weapon with her at the time she was arrested….

WHAT, U NEED MORE PROOF?

…pop singer Cher appeared to call for the legal execution of President Trump, before continuing in an online rant….

Trump-hating Hollywood director Rob Reiner has urged Democrats to “punch” President Trump in the nose….

Bill Maher Imagines Speaking at Trump’s Future Funeral….

[15 More “Stars”]…Violence Against Donald Trump…(Photos)

ETC.

ETC.

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The left threatens death, destruction, and fire if President Trump dares nominate a replacement for RBG on SCOTUS

Media.Breitbart.Com
Media.Breitbart.Com

ARTICLE BY THE GREAT MONICA SHOWALTER, IN AMERICANTHINKER.COM

RE: The left threatens death, destruction, and fire if President Trump dares nominate a replacement for RBG on SCOTUS

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EXCERPT:

…It’s strange stuff, given that they no longer believe in debate, persuasion, or even congressional maneuvers — they just want to menace, burn, and kill, which is the sort of thing totalitarian mobs in nasty third-world hellholes do, if not National Socialists in action.

And they speak of it as if they haven’t already been to that well once, burning and looting to demonstrate their supposed calls for what they claim to be racial justice, frequently targeting small black-owned buisnesses in inner cities to make their mendacious claims.

Basically, it’s full blown civil war they want, and, like overconfident Confederates, they may be surprised how quickly they get it.  Unlike the Confederates, they lack courage, so it could be over quickly.

What it tells the rest of us is that these aren’t rational people.  They’re so deranged that they’ll burn and kill as a means of getting what they can’t get at the ballot box.  They need to taken at their word that it’s insurrection they want and smacked down hard….

ENTIRE ARTICLE CAN BE SEEN HERE

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Conservatives Must Be Ready to Sacrifice Everything

**NOTE:  for one so obviously younger than people like me, GAVIN WAX seems almost like a reincarnated Thomas Payne, or some other real hero of 1776 – JAF

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Conservatives Must Be Ready to Sacrifice Everything

ARTICLE APPEARED FIRST IN TOWNHALL.COM, BY:

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

Conservatives Must Be Ready to Sacrifice Everything

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

A literal coup d’état – a bloody revolution against the American system – to depose President Trump and prevent a second term at all costs is looking like a foregone conclusion heading into November.

Reporting from the pro-Trump news aggregation site, Revolver News showed that the so-called Transition Integrity Project (TIP) is filled with Soros-backed operatives and Never Trumpers. Despite the obviously partisan nature of the project, it is being heralded as unbiased and non-partisan. Public policy is being crafted based on TIP’s recommendation to “secure the vote,” ie. doing everything possible to make sure Trump is not the winner.

The shadowy Democrat operative John Podesta, paying the role of Biden, refused to concede during a TIP wargaming exercise simulating election scenarios. He went as far to start a civil war while roleplaying as Biden in this theoretical exercise, suggesting that millions of deaths would be worth it to stop the American people from making the wrong choice. Similarly, Hillary Clinton has implored Biden to refuse to concede on election day, even if he gets drubbed by Trump at the polls. This is how reasonable Democrats protect Democracy™ against the pesky will of the people.

Opinion columnist David Brooks laid out the scenario in the New York Times of what happens if President Trump “doesn’t leave” the White House after the election. This is laying the groundwork for Trump to be removed if there is a tremendous amount of election fraud, which could very well be the case due to widespread mail-in voting, and the election is ultimately disputed. Brooks is giving marching orders to the hordes on what must be done in order to ensure that Trump cannot get a second term no matter what the people decide.

Vice Presidential wannabe Sen. Kamala Harris actually helped raise bail funds to get looters, murderers and terrorists back on the streets of Minneapolis while the riots were at their peak following the drug overdose death of violent felon George Floyd. Since becoming vice president, she has not relented – making an appearance on Late Show with Stephen Colbert to endorse the sustained violence and promise that it will continue until the election and beyond.

“They’re not going to stop before election day in November, and they’re not going to stop after election day, and everyone should take note of that on both levels that they’re not going to let up, and they should not, and we should not,” Harris said.

BLM leaders are proud marxists openly agitating for an overthrow of the capitalist system. And nobody seems to care or notice. Well, perhaps some of the commoners in flyover country care, but they’re in the process of being replaced by a third-world foreigner so their opinion does not matter much. Nobody in any serious position of authority within the federal government cares, certainly not Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham, who have been criticized by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch for their non-investigationinto deep state crimes. Despite Barr’s public pronouncements, his agents are more focused on going after former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and regularly makes excuses for ANTIFAwhile profiling supposed white supremacists as being the real domestic terror threat.

Our elected officials will not be saving us from the onslaught. It is not difficult to comprehend how the fake news media, which has lied about Russia, Ukraine, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and virtually everything else, could gin up another deception to cast the election into doubt even if Trump is the winner. These left-wing revolutionaries are remarkably brazen in their scheming to influence an election, stoke racial divisions, turn cities into dust, create an orgy of mayhem, and rip up the Bill of Rights and Constitution. This is who they are, who they always were, and who they always will be. But what are conservatives doing in response to this?

Sure, we all like to wave the flag and talk about how much we love our country, but what are we willing to do to actually protect it?

Unlike liberals, conservatives have the perspective to be able to enjoy and be thankful for their blessings. They are not constantly envious of their fellow man. They appreciate the privilege of living in a first-world Western country with the rule of law, private property rights, individual liberty, and the relative safety of their families. However, appreciation for these first-world amenities can become a false idol when they are cherished above all else. Too many Americans have become fat and happy with the good life; losing touch with the necessities of sacrifice and struggle. They are living their credit financed American dream, accumulating a great deal of material wealth, at the expense of the nation.

The Founding Fathers were men of nobility who were living incredibly well under the British crown, but they yearned for something more. They were not willing to look the other way as their liberties were deprived from them. They were willing to sacrifice everything to even have a chance at true liberty. Was their revolution perfect? Of course not. Was it one of the greatest acts to promote human freedom in world history? Yes, indubitably so.

It is true that King George, in comparison to the tyrants of today, seems pretty fair-minded by comparison. The tinpot despots of yesteryear never could have fathomed the ghastly bureaucratic monstrosity that lords over us today. However, the Founders were not willing to cede an inch to those who were oppressing them. The small group of patriots, guided by the provincial hand of God, were able to drag a captive population into a revolution that seemed so improbable as to be foolhardy. And yet, they achieved absolute victory, a fact that sticks in the craw of those who would wish to yield absolute state power to this very day.

The Founders achieved absolute victory because they were bold and fearless. Modern conservatives must be similarly bold and willing to sacrifice everything to stop their civilization from collapsing. The Left has already declared war. They are coming for everything. And because of the institutional systemic racism by the privileged white male patriarchy, or whatever, they have an unquenchable moral imperative to burn, loot and murder. After the Biden administration brings over 50 million or so climate refugees, not even the suburbs will be safe from the chaos.

The amenities of the first-world nation may still be intact but they are illusory. They are the spoils of a sinister, globalist-dominated system, which requires decent people to tolerate corruption, filth and decadence in order to sustain it. Americans have been bought off with luxuries and distractions. They have looked the other way while their nation has been devastated, taking a laissez-faire approach to their sacred birthright at their great peril. But there is one more chance to renew the country; however, the chance will not be around for long and will come at a substantial cost. If conservatives are not willing to consider this option, the Republic will be lost forever.

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Jews Who Hate Trump and Do Not Know Why [But Are Headed To “A Firing Squad,” Anyway. Again.]

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4203703/jewish/Whats-Up-With-Orthodox-Men-and-Women-and-the-Handshake.htm
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4203703/jewish/Whats-Up-With-Orthodox-Men-and-Women-and-the-Handshake.htm
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all

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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED FIRST IN AMERICANTHINKER.COM

By Alexander G. Markovsky and Ted Belman

Jews Who Hate Trump and Do Not Know Why

It is given that the plurality of Jews wouldn’t vote for Donald J. Trump even if Moses endorsed him. We shouldn’t look for logic here. As prominent Zionist Max Nordau once observed, “logic is a Greek art and Jews can’t tolerate it”.

Tom Teicholz, the author of the new book The Worst President Ever.: Prominent Republican and Former Trump Administration Officials Speak Out Against Trump, is not an exception. In it, rather than support his case, he offers an unending barrage of selective opinions of Trump opponents and disgruntled former employees who for the most part criticize the President’s intimidating personality and abrasive style.

Having said this, we agree with him that Donald J. Trump is the worst president ever… for the Democrats/socialists.

When it comes to the substance however, “the worst president ever,” is striving for new world order reversing his predecessors’ embrace of globalism, Islamism and Iran. His building blocks include a restored military, energy independence, defended borders, and notwithstanding a temporary setback caused by Coronavirus, a robust economy, not seen since the tenure of Dwight Eisenhower. This surfeit of blessing allows Trump to conduct economic and foreign policies in a manner previously unavailable to his predecessors since the decade following World War II.  

In effect, he ushered in a New Age of Nationalism which horrified his critics, especially Jews, who had spent the last 80 years decrying Nationalism as an evil rather than a good. Whereas,  Zionism was born in the age of Nationalism and has remained true to its origins.

Overall, his critics failed to grasp the essence and the benefits of Trump’s statecraft and foreign policy based on raison d’état — national interests.

The list of President Trump’s accomplishments is well beyond the scope of this article, so we limit them to the “Jewish issues.”  

President Trump became the first US president to visit the Western (aka, “Wailing”) Wall

YouTube screengrab

At the beginning of Trump presidency America expected an era of protracted confrontation with the Arab World. Toward the end of his first term, America is expecting an era of peace. He accomplished this coming down decidedly in Israel’s favor thereby convincing the Arabs that it was futile to resist Israel.

Trump’s the Middle East peace initiative is rival to Theodore Roosevelt’s balance-of-power diplomacy during the mediation of the Treaty of Portsmouth for which he was awarded the Noble Peace Prize.

Obama had alienated the Arabs by embracing the Mullahs of Iran and entering the nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump withdrew from the deal and spent the last 3.5 years pushing Iran back thereby endearing himself to the Arabs who consider Iran a mortal enemy. Trump skillfully leveraged the USA position to induce collaboration between Israelis and Arabs against their common danger.

In the process, Trump:

  • Defunded the Palestinian authority and removed them from Washington;
  • Defunded UNWRA and put into question the multi-generational refugee status;
  • Recognized Israel sovereignty over the Golan;
  • Recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US embassy there; and finally
  • Tabled the Trump Plan, Peace to Prosperity, which was decidedly better for Israel than the Arab Peace Initiative, first tabled in 2002.

The publicized criticism of Trump is a surrogate for a deep underlying ideological divide in America. The old adage, “There are two types of Jews — those who believe that Judaism is about social justice and those who know Hebrew,” perfectly reflects the current political environment.

The idea of social justice, in terms of helping the sick and the poor, is deeply embedded in Judaism. Living in ghettos and being persecuted for two millennia, the Jewish people have been struggling to reconcile their tragic history with contemporary reality. The experience has led them to take on and support the cause of every underdog and liberal movement in sight, no matter how unworthy, no matter how illogical or no matter how it imperiled their own interests or safety.

This is referred to as Tikkun Olam in the Talmud. Those who know Hebrew, know that it is an activity aimed at completing God’s work. Those who don’t know Hebrew divorce this activity from completing God’s work and think of it as a good in and of itself. Their divine mission is to change society upon their verities. This phenomenon explains why Orthodox Jews by and large voted for Trump in 2016 and are expected to vote for him in 2020 even in greater numbers.

The social justice crowd is not motivated by concerns for Israel and they are not motivated by the interests of the United States. Their obsession is social justice which they believe is not currently available. They believe that this can best be achieved through socialism and wealth redistribution.

This Party is determined to become the ruling party once again, through any means including making false accusations, fabricating or destroying evidence and election fraud.

Tom Teicholz, uses a pen, the others, such as the Jewish Community Action, a Minnesota-based group, are actively participating in demonstrations and riots in support of the so-called racial justice and economic equality.

https://thejewishvoice.com/2019/01/new-study-shows-holocaust-was-likely-the-swiftest-killing-campaign-in-history/
https://thejewishvoice.com/2019/01/new-study-shows-holocaust-was-likely-the-swiftest-killing-campaign-in-history/

Some wealthy Jews, in an act of colossal memory loss, sponsor Antifa and Black Lives Matter just like their ancestors who financed the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.  They forget, if they ever knew, that their ancestors ended up facing a firing squad of triumphant socialism. Thus they support a party whose every postulate is a fraud: 

  • Systemic racism is a fraud — the country that elected a black president twice cannot be racist
  • Black Lives Matter doesn’t matter in Chicago, Detroit and other cities controlled by the Democrats
  • Economic equality can only occur in poverty
  • The Democrats’ policy of open borders or no borders is designed to open our country to a tsunami of immigrants with morals and values diametrically opposed to those of Americans, ultimately making the United States of America not united, not states, and not even American
  • Attacks on law enforcement are an attempt create anarchy and dismantle the existing system of authority
  • The so-called victims of police brutality are predominantly habitual criminals and drug addicts
  • Racial inequality is the only correct postulate – the Affirmative Action is a form of racial privileges
  • They forget how good America was for Jews for 150 years and instead chase the false God of Socialism.
  • The Chosen People have chosen the wrong side of history again.

Alexander G. Markovsky is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a conservative think hosted at King’s College, New York City, which examines national security, energy, risk-analysis and other public policy issues, He is the author of “Anatomy of a Bolshevik” and “Liberal Bolshevism: America Did Not Defeat Communism, She Adopted It. He is the owner and CEO of Litwin Management Services, LLC. He can be reached at info@litwinms.com. Ted Belman is the founder and publisher of Israpundit.org

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AG Barr: ‘Decisive Action Needed in Mexico’ Against Cartels

MY QUESTION IS: WHO IS BUYING THIS STUFF TO CREATE A USA MARKET FOR IT??

TRUMP? BARR? PENCE, CONSERVATIVES? US ARMY?

ROB REINER? CHER? MADONNA? BLM? ANTIFA?

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AG Barr: ‘Decisive Action Needed in Mexico’ Against Cartels

ARTICLE SEEN FIRST IN BREITBART.COM

AG Bill Barr
Penny Starr/Breitbart News

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The highest-ranking U.S. law enforcement official is laying direct blame on the Mexican cartels for the recent surge in methamphetamine. By naming specific cartels, the attorney general marks a coming evolution in Washington’s stance.

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr:

Now, Methamphetamine is manufactured on an industrial scale by two major Mexican cartels in Mexico: Sinaloa, and CJNG. It comes across the border via a distribution network where it goes initially to multiple large cities in the U.S. fewer than 12, from there it is broken down and distributed throughout the country.

On September 10, the newly appointed Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Timothy Shea, accompanied by Attorney General Barr, announced that in a span of six months, Operation Crystal Shield conducted: 750 investigations; 1,840 arrests; the seizure of more than 28,560 pounds of methamphetamine; $43.3 million in drug proceeds; and 284 firearms.

Crystal Shield leveraged existing DEA initiatives that target major trafficking networks, including the Mexican cartels. From Fiscal Year 2017 to 2019, DEA domestic seizures of methamphetamine increased 127 percent from 49,507 pounds to 112,146 pounds. During the same timeframe, the number of related arrests increased by nearly 20 percent.

“Almost all illicit drugs come up from Mexico and are controlled by these two dominant cartels–which are really states within a state–they act with impunity and have acted with impunity, and until we can deal decisively with the situation in Mexico, we are not going to see an end to the drug problem,” AG Barr added.

For the attorney general to publicly mention the Sinaloa and Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) as acting with impunity sets a possible course for U.S. policy changes. His recognition of the cartels’ evolution into parallel governments cannot be understated.

Jaeson Jones is a retired Captain from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division and a Breitbart Texas contributor. While on duty, he managed daily operations for the Texas Rangers Border Security Operations Center

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Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency

Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency

Jon Rappoport, NoMoreFakeNews.Com
Jon Rappoport, NoMoreFakeNews.Com

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“You think you got the horses for that? Well, good luck and God bless, but I tell you this…the last place you want to see me is in court.” (attorney Arthur Edens, in the film, Michael Clayton, 2007)

Memo to lawyers: What are you waiting for? File big cases now.

by Jon Rappoport

September 16, 2020

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I’ve been covering the decision in the Pennsylvania COVID case and the court filing in Ohio. They give us the templates for potential victories in other states and countries.

In Pennsylvania (ruling), a federal judge just ruled that Governor Wolf’s COVID containment measures are unconstitutional. The judge went further. NO emergency cancels the Constitution. There is a line that cannot be crossed. The right to assemble, to have freedom of movement, to earn a living—they can’t be wiped off the board by lockdowns for ANY reason.

This is, indeed, a heroic ruling. It affirms the unmistakable rays of light emanating from the basis of the American Republic.

In Tom Renz’s gigantic Ohio filing against Governor Mike DeWine, both the Constitution and issues of fact/science are asserted. Facts mean something. A declaration of emergency must undergo scrutiny, to determine whether a clear and present danger justifies the declaration.

Otherwise, a government can destroy the Constitution, the rule of law, and human rights by falsely claiming danger when there is none. We would be back in the time of Royal Edict, with the king’s army as the “rationale.”

(Attorney press release posted here; Attorney plaintiff document filed with court posted here.)

In 2020, lunatic cultural proclivities, media propaganda, political jockeying, pretensions of science, scare tactics, rigging of “facts,” and profit motives are in the mix. They produce amnesia about basic principles.

The law, when correctly applied, refreshes memory and sweeps away a blizzard of claims and counter-claims. The law comes to the point.

Using the law, one can say to governors and their public health advisors, “You’ve been going on for months now about the COVID spread and the emergency and the containment measures, but we want to reduce this to basics: do you have the Constitutional right to strip away our freedoms, and is there a factual reason to believe a state of emergency is necessary—so we’re going to court.”

Or, putting it another way: “Sir, you’re holding a gun to my head while you’re explaining at length why I can’t move. But you see, nothing has happened in court yet. Meet my lawyer. Are you going to shoot us both? Is that where you really want to go?”

In Ohio, attorney Tom Renz, on behalf of his clients, and against the governor, is asking for a jury trial. He wants citizens to hear the complex arguments about COVID SCIENCE. He wants citizens to understand the con and the game that is being played, in great detail. This is impressive. Renz believes The People deserve to know and they are capable of understanding.

From my nearly 40 years working as a reporter, experience tells me attorney Renz is correct. When the truth is laid out step by step, The People come to their senses. They cut through their own malaise. They cut through media indoctrination. As if they once took a voyage to an island called Logic, they suddenly remember that voyage.

After all, the COVID lockdowns and the economic destruction are being visited on the population at large, so let a dozen of their members (OUR members) hear the case and adjudicate it.

I’m not naïve about courts and judges and lawyers and juries. But I do know that, among the denizens of that system, there are keen minds and persons of good will. Persons who know that the Law, as it was once enshrined by the Founders, is a beacon and a breakthrough.

It is a culmination, after centuries of struggle, which places freedom at the head of the table.

Freedom—not edicts, not lockdowns.

What is COVID science? Has the virus actually been defined? Have case and death numbers been drastically inflated? Is there a pandemic? Why is a diagnostic test that has so many holes, that has never been properly validated, being deployed? How many obfuscations has the CDC planted to hide official secrets?

Let’s go to court and turn on the lights and explore the rabbit hole.

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THE GREAT PAMELA GELLER’S GELLER REPORT – THE GODMOTHER –

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930S, 1940S, AND 1950S – Posted by sodpoodle

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930s, 40s and 50s !!
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Posted on 9/12/2020, by sodpoodle

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First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank – while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no airbags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren’t overweight.

WHY?

Because we were always outside playing…that’s why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day and, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not Have Play Stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, No cell phones, no personal computers, no internet and no chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and lost teeth, and there were no lawsuits from those accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms, and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and although we were told it would happen – we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of… they actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, and inventors ever.

The past 60 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If you are one of those born between 1925 &1955, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it….?

 

Posted on 9/12/2020, by sodpoodle

APPEARED FIRST AT FREEREPUBLIC.COM

 

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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