Ignore the media; America is still in good shape

The media are lying to us: Outside of the media’s Democrat-run communities, Americans are getting along fine and are well aware of what’s really going on.

Believe it or not, things in America are better than you think. In a way, America is the equivalent of a fundamentally healthy plant under attack from hard-left aphids. If we can rid ourselves of that parasite, we will be fine. This post needs three personal anecdotes to explain what I mean.

Anecdote One: I lived in San Francisco in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. It was a severe earthquake that killed 63 people, most of whom died when a freeway in the East Bay collapsed. I missed it entirely because I was on vacation in Hawaii.

Thirty-one years ago, there was no internet, and the phone lines into the City were down. The only way to know what was happening was to watch television news. Because my family was still in the City, I was glued to the TV set. Every outlet showed images of fires and collapsed buildings.

It was only when my initial panic subsided that I realized that the media was focusing on just three or four locations in San Francisco. The neighborhoods in which my family members and I lived never made it to the television screen because nothing had happened there. My parents lost a TV that fell off its stand, and a picture in my apartment was crooked. While the media focused on the bad things, for most people, once they got their power back, life was normal.

Anecdote Two: My friend and I went to a local gun range a couple of weeks ago. We were the first people waiting in line. A few minutes later, a young black man joined the line behind us. I greeted him, he returned my greeting, and we started chatting. Within a few minutes, he looked at us – two middle-aged white people – and said, “What happened downtown, that’s not who we are here. Those people, they just want to make trouble, burning a car, and making a mess. Here, we’re all in it together. We’re good people.”

I found it utterly endearing that this young man wanted us to feel safe and comfortable. I also believed him. In my very mixed-race, suburban community, outside of the Democrat-run urban center, things are peaceful, and people treat each other with kindness and respect.

Anecdote Three: I was in Madison, Wisconsin, recently. A few days before I arrived, rioters hit the city center, where the state capital is, with a vengeance. I spoke with a woman who’s lived in Madison all her life. She was furious at the state and city government for allowing these riots to happen. I suspect she’ll still be angry in November.

At the Madison airport, I blatantly eavesdropped as three white men sitting near me, all in their 30s or 40s, talked to each other. They were obviously strangers who had bonded as travelers do, over a shared belief system. They believe that black lives matter and that police lives matter. They think that the rioters are dangerous people who are putting white and police lives at risk and that they need to be stopped. None of the three men struck me as a news junkie, but all were well-informed and worried about what was happening. If they haven’t voted before, I think they’ll vote now.

Getting to the point: The point of my first anecdote is that the mainstream media outlets are headquartered in and focus on the big cities. Rather than looking outside of their narrow focus, they extrapolate from it. If New York and other Democrat-run cities are in shambles racism, then all of America must be racist.

My second and third anecdotes hint that the media are wrong. (Two anecdotes don’t make data, but they’re a start.) When you get outside of America’s big cities (and I’ve traveled extensively in America over the past couple of years, so I’ve seen a fair bit of our country), most people transcend race or at least rub along well enough for communities to avoid racial friction. They have the shared bonds of neighborhood, jobs, hobbies, children, and, although leftists may find this hard to believe, love for their country and its values.

Naturally, the media aren’t selling this narrative merely because they’re insular. They’re selling it to make people believe that America is a disaster and that Trump is the cause. As William A. Jacobson explains in a must-read post, this is what the media does every time a Republican president runs for re-election. They spin the news to demoralize Americans away from voting for the Democrat. This year, they’re spinning harder and faster than ever, aided by Democrat-approved mobs tearing up the streets.

Remember, though, what you’re seeing is Democrat America. It’s in Democrat America that unemployment is high; that people are trapped in their homes, dying from untreated diseases, loneliness, and economic despair; that mobs are ransacking cities and destroying cultural institutions; that police have been bullied off the street, leaving the cities’ predators to go on murderous rampages; and that cultural institutions (such as museums and once-revered colleges and universities) are immolating themselves. The rest of us are doing just fine, thank you!

The fact that the media are selling a narrative that only goes to a minute segment of the American experience doesn’t mean that it cannot do untold harm. Neither Hitler nor Lenin got a majority of votes in elections. As with China’s Xi, Russia’s Putin, and Turkey’s Erdogan, all that mattered was that they got close enough to power to seize it. It’s still up to ordinary Americans to stop the takeover. My point is simply that the media are lying and that many ordinary instinctively understand the truth.

Rudyard Kipling, who long ago became a literary persona non grata thanks to his highly imperialist views, wrote a poem called If. I’ve never been a fan of his poetry, but I think the first verse of If is worth remembering:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise….

If you can do that (and a few other unrelated things), Kipling promises that “you’ll be a Man, my son!” Nowadays, it would end, “you’ll be an American, my friend!”

Let’s not lose our heads this summer as the media works to amplify Democrat self-destruction to demoralize the rest of us. Keep your head, separate the truth from lies, don’t give in to hate against your fellow man, and vote a straight Republican ticket in November. Trump deserves your vote; Biden does not.

As for the many Republican quislings seeking election and re-election, patriotic conservatives need to do better in the primaries. Once they’re officially on the ticket, we risk everything if we let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Don’t lose sight of the fact that, no matter how weak they are, they’re still better than a Democrat-run Congress.

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The Geller Report, by The Great Pamela Geller

Hey Lib Jews!

Gonna all be dead again, soon, by your Democrat Progressive Liberal Communist Masters?

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By The Great Pamela Geller:

TODAY’S HEADLINES

Is Ukraine committing a crime against humanity by stopping the water supply to the Crimean peninsula?

No Ukraine is not guilty of a “crime against humanity.” Russia should have considered the logistics of its illegal annexation and occupation BEFORE going through with it. It had no problem furnishing truck loads of soldiers wearing uniforms without insignia. Maybe it should have sent truckloads of water instead.

Water Would Have Been Better (source)

Are you familiar with the Yiddish word “chutzpah?” Here’s the definition: Impudence. Gall. Claiming Ukraine is guilty of a “crime against humanity” after Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine is a great example for the word.

Ukraine has no obligation to support the illegal occupation of its territory by Russian forces, so it’s up to Russia to either fix the problem by building desalinizing plants, or more cheaply, negotiating with Ukraine.

Ukraine has every right to claim its former territory, but I’m sure it also needs something that Russia has. Perhaps by providing it, the Ukraine might agree to allow the water to flow. For background: Crimea: water supply becoming a tool for political pressure | UACRISIS.ORG

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“The Coming Collapse of the Republic,” and Democrat Communist RULE

This article by the Great Selwyn Duke appeared first in AmericanThinker.Com

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…I’m here to tell you: …voting won’t save us….

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The Coming Collapse of the Republic

 “We’re just one election away from full-blown socialism,” a man recently said to me during a short conversation. This sentiment has become increasingly common lately, even, notably, among the previously apolitical. Yet something is overlooked:

In keeping with President Reagan’s observation, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” being one election away from tyranny means that not enough people noticed and took action when we were one generation away — or two or three.

Also perhaps overlooked is that being one election away from tyranny now means we’ll be one election away after the next election — whatever happens November 3. The point is that politics being downstream from culture (and, really, from morality, faith and philosophy), this isn’t merely a “moment.” It’s not a fashion. It won’t just pass. And we need be prepared for things to come.

I’ve often cited late Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov, who in 1980s interviews warned of “demoralization” — an undermining of a nation’s morality that makes it ripe for leftist revolution — in America. As a young man in my late teens or early twenties at the time, I didn’t know about Bezmenov (no Internet back then). But I’d recently become more intensely “politically” aware and quickly realized, and began telling people, that the West and the U.S. were in decline and gravitating toward tyranny. Oh, I did realize the republic’s demise was decades away.

Now I suspect it’s years away.

General Michael Flynn, whom, it’s clear, was targeted by the Creep State for being a good man, just warnedthat if we don’t act, two percent of the people are about to control the other 98 percent. But I’m here to tell you: Long term, voting won’t save us.

Oh, for sure, get out and vote in November as if your life depends on it (because in a way, it does). But as was the case in 2016, a Trump victory and partial GOP control of Congress only amount to a “stay of execution.” The clock is ticking.

Moreover, President Trump’s re-election, like his election, would have to defy the odds. Along with traditional media bias — which a college professor determined aids Democrat candidates by 8 to 10 points every election (an underestimation, I believe) — there’s now social media/Big Tech bias. According to liberal psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein’s research, this factor can shift up to 15 million votes toward one party or the other (not an overestimation, I believe). This is enough to turn any modern election.

Add to this vote fraud and vote harvesting — the latter of which flipped conservative Orange County, Calif., from GOP to Democrat control in 2018 — and left-wing mail-in voting scams, and the picture is clear: Even if Trump wins, the chances of him having two simpatico Houses are slim. And if Trump triumphs but the Democrats hold the House and seize the Senate, there’s a good chance he’ll be deposed.

Really, though, focusing on this, the micro, is to not see the forest for the trees. An excellent high-profile commentator said a while back that this all (the current unrest, intensifying cancel culture, etc.) seemed to happen so suddenly. But only the spark, the George Floyd situation, and the fire were sudden, and something else could have triggered the blaze as well. The kindling, however, and the many-layered sea of morally dead and intellectually dry wood had long been burgeoning.

And the spark only catalyzed the firestorm because we’d reached a point of critical mass.

This is why what we began talking about in the ‘80s, political correctness, has metastasized into “cancel culture.” It’s why two people in two recent days — one a cop, the other an acquaintance — told me what’s plain: They, and everyone else, are afraid to speak their minds, fearing career and reputational destruction. It’s why social media censorship is intensifying by the month. An iron muzzle has descended upon America, and what can’t be spoken against can’t be effectively combated.

As I warned in 2012, there no longer is a culture war. “What is occurring now is a pacification effort.” Its progress is why corporate America, including the now-absorbed Chick-fil-A and NASCAR, has turned decidedly to the dark side (shifted “left”). It’s why prominent people, including Republicans such as Indiana senator Mike Braun, are bowing before terrorist group Black Lives Matter. It’s why mobs are enabled and good people hobbled for defending themselves from the mobs. It’s why we’re seeing a complete cultural collapse — portending a political collapse.

This is partially due to a new “woke” generation having entered the corporate sphere and others of influence. But what did you expect? The apocryphal saying (no, it’s not Lincoln’s) informs, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Did you really think the Left could completely control academia for generations and that, somehow, it all would “stay in college”?

Leftists have also controlled entertainment, which could even be more significant. A (perhaps loose) paraphrase of ancient Greek philosopher Plato warns, “When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state change with them.”

Now, though, we have television and the Internet, whose effects I’ve examined, which dwarf music’s influence. Then there’s the aforementioned media (conventional and social). This culture-shaping media/academia/entertainment triad has long been leftist-controlled, the result of the long Gramscian “march through the institutions,” the rotten fruits of all our squandered yesterdays.

Being a culture-shaper also ultimately means, again, being a politics-shaper (and civilization-shaper), and this brings us to conservative rationalization. Even if we could somehow seize control of the media/academia/entertainment axis, sorry, it takes generations to thus reshape society, and the time for that was 60 years ago. That ship has sailed (and sunk).

Then there’s our 1965-born immigration policy, which, I’ve estimated, gives Democrats 300,000 new voters yearly, three million a decade. And when the Democrats assume full control, they’ll legalize the illegal aliens among us and open the floodgates further (goodbye, wall), giving themselves perhaps tens of millions of new voters in short order.

So Democrat presidential sock puppet Joe Biden, echoing the man whose name he couldn’t recall a while back (because echoes are all he has left), not long ago said we had to “fundamentally” change America. But that fundamental change has already occurred. Does the 2020 U.S. even remotely resemble its few-generations-back former self?

So the question isn’t what’s coming, but this: Will you be ready? When leftists take full political control federally, they’ll mercilessly impose their agenda as they always do. If you have no idea what that agenda is, you’re likely not reading this. But do know that it will be effected no-holds-barred.

For not only is there the critical-mass factor, but Machiavellian leftists have convinced their useful idiots, projecting all the way, that conservatives constitute a hateful, “racist,” fascistic, White Supremacist™ threat to civilization. They thus have an ideal pretext for iron-fistedly crushing opponents. When “Nazis” threaten your civilization, after all, you’re faced with desperate times requiring desperate measures, right, comrade?

So how do we proceed? This isn’t a defeatist screed. I’m not saying keep a cyanide capsule handy. But knowing tomorrow’s strategy requires knowing tomorrow’s battlefield. So what can be done when, after this election or the next, the federal government becomes a complete leftist Leviathan wholly unmoored from constitutional constraints?

I’ve long advocated nullification — meaning, in this case, the ignoring of unconstitutional federal and judicial dictates — something Thomas Jefferson called the “rightful remedy” for all federal overreach. This should have been embraced long ago (e.g., in response to the Obergefell opinion), but will become more conservative states’ only recourse in the not-too-distant future. Note, too, that we’d just be doing what leftists do with their “sanctuary” cities and their defiance of federal drug laws.

In this vein, you can’t win a contest being a “connedservative” who insists on fighting by Queensberry rules while your adversary operates no-holds-barred. Remember that, more and more, we’re living in post-constitutional and post-rule-of-law America. We’re now increasingly subject to the rule of men and, in the coming conflict, it’s only a matter of which men will win.

America is irremediably divided — if a marriage, she would’ve dissolved long ago — and the above resistance would, of course, make that division more official. This brings me to what I believe will be our fate.

After having my ‘80s insights, I concluded that we’d just continue descending into autocracy, as burgeoning laws, regulations and mandates gradually extinguished freedom, placing us in the iron grip of a central government Behemoth. But I long ago changed that view: I now believe our country will dissolve, as the USSR did before us.

Assuming this happens, the question is: Will at least one emerging land be a new shining city on a hill?

That’s up to us. And we’d better be ready for things to come, now — because it’s later than you think, and inside-the-box thinking won’t cut it in an outside-the-box future.

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YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY, YES–BUT READ THIS ARTICLE ANYWAY – A *MUST READ*

THIS ARTICLE BY ROBERT KRAYCHIK APPEARED FIRST IN BREITBART.COM

EXCERPT:

“…Essentially we’re in a situation where the country is going to sink if Democrats win,” Pollak said. “They’ve made their intentions absolutely clear. We’re facing a second American Revolution. It’s something that worries us constantly now on the right, and a lot of the anxiety you see comes from a productive place. People are anxious about finding solutions for this. There’s still time to turn it around.”

“The degree of isolation that individuals feel right now comes out of a sense of being unable to communicate with one another through the media [and] through social media,” Pollak observed. “The search engines have changed. Google and others are quashing traffic, so we are engaged in a war where almost all of the weapons are on the other side and all we have are principals and reason….”

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“THE SENILE PRESIDENT,” LLOYD BRIDGES, Lloyd Bridges in HOT SHOTS: PART DEUX.

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Democrats are advancing a socialist revolution to “correct” the original American Revolution, said Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak, author of Red November: Will the Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism?offering his remarks on Ezra Levant’s eponymous Rebel News show.

Levant invited Pollak’s assessment of the upcoming 2020 presidential and congressional elections.

“We are staring down the barrel of a ‘Red November,’ and I don’t see how we recover from that politically if [Donald] Trump loses because Democrats have made it clear … they’re not interested in solving the problem they’ve identified with policing. They just want the issue, and that tells me they want to keep fomenting this sort of unrest.”

They started defunding the police in various cities. They’ve abandoned policing in the Oakland [Unified] School District. They’re disbanding the police in Minneapolis. They are cutting a billion dollars from the New York City police budget, and even that’s not enough for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, so they’re going to dismantle institutions of law and order.

“Finally, they are going to permanently alter the rules of the game. The proposal to make Washington, DC, at least partially a state — to make a 51st state — was passed by the House of Representatives, last week. They know it’s not going to pass the Senate under Republican control, but if Democrats win the White House, the Senate, and the House they will pass D.C. statehood.”

Pollak noted that Democrat plans to grant statehood to Washington, DC, would amount to a de facto addition of two Democrat senators given the district’s partisan composition.

“They will create a 51st state, which they can do under the Constitution, and that will mean a permanent additional two senators from the Democratic Party because D.C. is so heavily Democratic,” explained Pollak. “They will elect two senators from this tiny, tiny, state [which would] be smaller than most American cities [that] will create an almost permanent majority for Democrats in the Senate.”

Pollak warned, “What they’re going to do is a complete socialist revolution. Before, I thought maybe it was a little whimsical to suggest that. Now I believe it’s 100 percent true.”

Pollak remarked, “They’re going to create a new Democrat-held Senate. They’re going to knock away the filibuster to get rid of minority protections in the Senate, and they’re just going to pass whatever they want. It’s going to be Green New Deal, amnesty for illegal immigrants, you name it. This is going to be a socialist revolution. They’ll rewrite the histories afterward so that those of us who remember things a little differently will be called racists. We won’t be published; we won’t be heard.”

“They will tell themselves, the country, and the world that this was the second American Revolution, that this was the socialist revolution to correct all of the flaws in the original model. That’s what they can taste already. That’s what they feel is happening….”

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HEY WOKIE CHRISTIAN! – “What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You?”

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What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You?

To all the wealthy, liberal elites who are cheering on the protests and riots, a word of warning is in order. The same holds true for the conservative Christians who are lining up to show their support for the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement. To each of you I say: Do not be deceived. The cancel culture will soon be coming for you.

A few weeks ago, I read about a TV sports journalist who tweeted his support for rioters in a nearby city. “Burn that s— down. Burn it all down,” he tweetedwith glee.

Later that same day, as the mob marched towards his private neighborhood, his tone had changed. He called them animals and – get this – noted how the crowds scattered when the police arrived. How ironic! The cry to defund the police lasts only so long.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezon is the latest to face the wrath of the mob.

As Breitbart reported, “According to a number of videos posted to social media, protesters in DC  placed a model guillotine in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Washington complex. A flyer for the event stated ‘End the abuse and profiteering. Abolish the police, the prisons, and Amazon.’”

And note that, “Alongside the guillotine [was] a sign reading ‘support our poor communities, not our wealthy men.’”

Oh, yes the guillotine once again. As in off with your head. As in CHOP. (See here for a sobering article, along with an even more sobering video clip.)

Conservative web host Drew Hernandez postedanother video in which a DC protester said, “when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” And the protester delivered these comments while standing in front of the guillotine.

All clear on the meaning of “knives”!

It’s true that Bezos has come under attack for allegedly taking advantage of Amazon employees.

But Bezos is also famously liberal. He is the owner of the leftist Washington Post. In 2012, he pledged $2.5 million to support same-sex “marriage” in Washington State. And the award winning transgender comedy series, Transparent, was produced by and aired on Amazon.

But Bezos is also rich. Very rich. And that makes him a target. After “defund the police,” it will probably be “defund the rich.”

Jemele Hill has also felt the wrath of the culture-cancelling mob. (Hill formerly worked for ESPN and is now a writer for the Atlantic.) But 10 years ago – yes, a decade ago – she cracked some jokes on Twitter that were considered transphobic and homophobic.

Yet as Breibart notes, “This is the same Jemele Hill who several years later went hammer and tong against Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader for racist and homophobic tweets he posted when he was a kid in high school.

“In her screed against Hader and those who supported him in 2018, Hill sneered, ‘Realize that when you chalk Hader’s remarks up to youth and immaturity or worse, and give him an over-the-top applause for God knows what, you’re simultaneously telling the people hurt by his remarks that their feelings of resentment and skepticism don’t matter.’”

Now, Hill is being targeted by the Twitter crowd, with comments like this: “Time’s up.  We are coming for every last one of you [expletives] right now.  No more playing nice, we played by your rules, now you get to, and I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time now.  #CancelJemele #CancelJemeleHill.”

Sounds like a scene straight out of Animal Farm. What goes around, comes around. You cancel one day, you get canceled the next.

This is especially important for conservative Christians to grasp, since we want to be on the front lines of racial reconciliation and since we reject racism as sin. And, understanding the significance of the phrase to our black brothers and sisters, we want to shout out, “Yes, black lives do matter.”

Many black Christians also want to stand arm in arm with their friends and colleagues who have joined together with the BLM movement.

But that movement is, at base, a Marxist-driven, queer-affirming, anti-Christian movement. And if you will not affirm transgender activism and march for Queer Pride, the knives will soon come out for you. I mean that both figuratively and literally.

You have been forewarned.

I find it even more disturbing when Christian leaders across the nation fall over each other in their zeal to prove their wokeness. They fail to realize that some of the very people they are trying to impress are the same ones who will turn on them in an instant the moment they take a strong stand for biblical values.

To repeat: You have been forewarned.

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Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter, or YouTube.

The Source of BLM’s Super-power

This article by the Great Lloyd Marcus first appeared in AmericanThinker.Com

 

The Source of BLM’s Super-power

Americans are not afraid of the cowardly mob of domestic terrorists known as Black Lives Matter. Thank God we hung tough in not allowing Democrats and fake news media to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Everyday Americans are scratching their heads, terrified, and livid over BLM’s extraordinary political power.

Who has gifted this anti-American racial hate group the power to destroy monuments with impunity — the power to intimidate politicians to swiftly remove monuments BLM deem offensive — the power to silence any opposition by getting people fired – the power to demand that airports, colleges and etc. be renamed – the power to demand that politicians grovel while kneeling in worship to BLM? The short answer to the source of BLM’s super-power is fake news media.

Fake news medias’ bogus reporting has corporations and politicians believing a majority of Americans are filled with white guilt and therefore support BLM and their absurd demands. Consequently, whatever BLM wants, BLM gets. Supportive and fearful corporations have given BLM $400 million to bludgeon mainstream America into surrendering to BLM’s mission to transform America into a socialist/communist nation.

Everywhere I turn, I hear extremely angry and frustrated Americans screaming for someone to begin telling BLM, “Hell No!”

I salute Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, Georgia for kicking off the pushback by refusing the city council and BLM’s demand that he resign for his truthful post on Facebook. Mayor Rozier’s post is titled “Privilege.”

“What is privilege? … Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance. Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.

“Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.

“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worry about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.

“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.

“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program… all at no cost to you… paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”

BLM protesters’ and the Bloomingdale city council’s heads exploded over Mayor Rozier daring to state the truth. Anarchists deem speaking the truth unacceptable.

I have witnessed at first hand….

…the truthfulness of Mayor Rozier’s post. In 1993, I resigned from my position as art department supervisor at WJZ-TV in Baltimore to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. Shockingly, the IRS immediately hit me with a huge self-employment tax.

My cousin Tom was a lifelong drug addict and serial impregnator, causing numerous out-of-wedlock births. Tom invited me to see his new free government-funded townhouse. He also received free drugs for his addiction, along with healthcare and food stamps. I thought, “The government is actually funding this guy’s irresponsible lifestyle choices.” Tom was a black man living a privileged life. Meanwhile, the government was financially penalizing me for branching out on my own.

BLM protesters are all over media absurdly claiming that all whites enjoy unfair white privilege and attacking them for it.

I thought about a wonderful kindly elderly white gentleman whom I will call “Pop.” With all the wicked BLM craziness going on, I will not mention his name. I learned that Pop is a beloved legend in the tiny town Mary and I moved to a few years ago.

Several months ago, when I first met ever-smiling Pop, we were outside a local store. He said, “At nine years old, I milked nine cows every morning before school and nine cows after school. My pay was $5 a week.” I thought, “I guess this guy never got the memo about his white privilege.”

Recently, I bumped into Pop at the post office. He grabbed my hand giving me a hearty handshake, “How you doin’, young man?” Pop walks in tiny baby steps. He said, “I cut four lawns this morning.” I asked, “How in the world did you find energy to do that? Pop chuckled, “I’m only 89 years old.” This is a man who has worked hard his entire life and simply does not know any other way to live.

BLM claiming that Pop owes them and must kneel to them because of his white privilege is absurd. But most of all, BLM’s demands are evil. Everyday Americans must say, “No!” putting an end to BLM’s takeover of America immediately.

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Trump Can No Longer Wait to Act and Speak Decisively in Defense of The Goodness of America

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Trump Can No Longer Wait to Act and Speak Decisively in Defense of The Goodness of America

By Jared Peterson

Among leading American political commentators, Victor Davis Hanson, from the beginning, has been President Trump’s most steadfast, consistent, articulate and clear-eyed supporter.  He has unswervingly praised not only the President’s amazing list of accomplishments, but the character and emotional resilience of the man that enabled him to achieve what he has, despite an unceasing barrage of meretricious denunciation and potentially mortal attacks that would have defeated and broken lesser persons.  There is absolutely no doubt about Hanson’s intense desire to see the President succeed — based on a profound knowledge of history he knows the stakes.

But in a recent column VDH has had to call out the President’s seeming reluctance to trumpet a stentorian defense of either the good name, history and heroes of the nation, or to do anything in defense of civilized life, both of which for weeks have been under ceaseless and largely unanswered and unresisted revolutionary assault.

VDH is right, and the point he makes, echoed here, is born of a passionate desire to see the President reelected.

President Trump can no longer wait, trim or equivocate.  He needs to passionately and unapologetically denounce and reject the ongoing revolutionary condemnation of America, its history, principles and heroes, and all the accompanying violence, in powerful argument and stirring rhetoric.  And he needs to take forceful action against it.  Now.

The electorate needs to know, now and unequivocally, that President Trump believes deeply in the goodness of the nation he leads, and that he rejects completely the race-guilt Nazi smear of the Democrat party, that America’s whites are racist and evil, not because of their conduct, but because of the accident of their skin color.

The President faces a growing risk of losing in November if he waits.  He cannot stand idly by as summer passes into fall and the unanswered libels and unresisted destruction mount, hoping that suddenly, in November, a terrorized majority will turn to the man who neither countered the lies and eloquently defended the nation’s goodness, nor took any effective steps to halt the plunge into chaos and lawlessness.

Trump is dropping in the polls not because the public has any sympathy either with what’s happening on the streets or with the calumnies — the great majority are terrified by the first and appalled by the second — but because the one man who should be speaking and acting against both, and defending America’s people, nation and founders against the slanders, appears missing in action.

Apparently, the President is listening to those who counsel appeasement of the mob, who whisper that America’s patriots have nowhere else to go.  Have not enough failed Republican presidential candidates (G.  H.  W.  Bush, McCain, Romney) made this fatal assumption to their and our sorrow? Jared Kushner and his philosophical ilk should be banished from Trump’s presence, save family gatherings, until after the election.

No part of the mob or those who sympathize with it will ever vote for Trump.  The part of the black vote the President has a chance of getting is that segment that already realizes how desperately every black community needs the active presence of the police.

Trump’s voters (and a very large number of those who did not vote for him) are shocked, confused and frightened at the precipitous descent of the country into unanswered self-condemnation, violence and threatened revolution.  No one is forcefully responding to the transparent calumnies of America’s latter-day Bolsheviks, let alone acting to protect ordinary citizens from their enormities.

And among this confused and frightened majority, who hear no clear champion, there is a creeping sense that the cause may be lost, that America today has no defenders, so why bother voting for Trump.

The idiocy of the left’s libels is so apparent that the speeches very nearly write themselves:

No nation in human history, enshrining freedom and the rule of law, has elevated so overwhelming a portion of its people, of all races, out of material misery and into an abundant life….

…no racial majority has done more over generations to raise up a disadvantaged racial minority — from the all-white US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision banning segregated schools — to the overwhelmingly white US Congress’s Civil Rights Act of 1964 and voting Rights Act of 1965, to the same white elite’s embrace of affirmative action in hiring and college admissions, to preferential advancement in police and fire departments, to subsidized housing and direct welfare payments. 

And the nation is willing to continue such of these efforts, and more, that hold out promise of progress.  

But it will not be blackmailed by threats of violence and mayhem, and it will never confess to the lie that its nation is evil or its white citizens and police are racist because of the actions of those who have been dead for more than a hundred years.

And as to the mobs that rage in cities across America, the President has no easier rhetorical target:

To those that say progress will come through violence, looting, burning police stations and intimidating citizens in their homes, he can say, with complete moral assurance, that nothing is happening in America today, no condition exists, that remotely justifies the resort to such barbaric behavior; and he can further suggest that the perpetrators, enablers, and cheerleaders of such conduct look to the bloodstained revolutions of Europe over the last 200 years, and ask themselves if those methods are preferable to moving forward through reasoned debate, in the sacred constitutional Institutions bequeathed us by our great founders — debate that has indisputably produced such enormous progress during the last half century for America’s blacks and numerous other segments of our population who shared less than fully in America’s promise.

But the President will be making a grave error if he waits till the fall to mount a full-throated defense of the nation and of the nation’s whites’ good name, and condemnation of mob violence and defense of the rule of law.  If he chooses, Romney-like, to wait, apathy and defeatism will have accumulated among his voters and those who might have been his voters.  Drifting without leadership or a champion, undefended for months, many of them may be contemplating the peace that can be purchased with surrender.

All of the President’s voters, and a great many others stunned by recent occurrences, are waiting for words and deeds that unambiguously defend obvious truths.  Only Trump can deliver them.

If the President needs another wordsmith, he could do much worse than providing Victor Davis Hanson with a West Wing office and a keyboard.

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Trump Can No Longer Wait to Act and Speak Decisively in Defense of The Goodness of America

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This article appeared first in the Great Thomas Lifson’s AmericanThinker.Com

Trump Can No Longer Wait to Act and Speak Decisively in Defense of The Goodness of America

By Jared Peterson

Among leading American political commentators, Victor Davis Hanson, from the beginning, has been President Trump’s most steadfast, consistent, articulate and clear-eyed supporter.  He has unswervingly praised not only the President’s amazing list of accomplishments, but the character and emotional resilience of the man that enabled him to achieve what he has, despite an unceasing barrage of meretricious denunciation and potentially mortal attacks that would have defeated and broken lesser persons.  There is absolutely no doubt about Hanson’s intense desire to see the President succeed — based on a profound knowledge of history he knows the stakes.

But in a recent column VDH has had to call out the President’s seeming reluctance to trumpet a stentorian defense of either the good name, history and heroes of the nation, or to do anything in defense of civilized life, both of which for weeks have been under ceaseless and largely unanswered and unresisted revolutionary assault.

VDH is right, and the point he makes, echoed here, is born of a passionate desire to see the President reelected.

President Trump can no longer wait, trim or equivocate.  He needs to passionately and unapologetically denounce and reject the ongoing revolutionary condemnation of America, its history, principles and heroes, and all the accompanying violence, in powerful argument and stirring rhetoric.  And he needs to take forceful action against it.  Now.

The electorate needs to know, now and unequivocally, that President Trump believes deeply in the goodness of the nation he leads, and that he rejects completely the race-guilt Nazi smear of the Democrat party, that America’s whites are racist and evil, not because of their conduct, but because of the accident of their skin color.

The President faces a growing risk of losing in November if he waits.  He cannot stand idly by as summer passes into fall and the unanswered libels and unresisted destruction mount, hoping that suddenly, in November, a terrorized majority will turn to the man who neither countered the lies and eloquently defended the nation’s goodness, nor took any effective steps to halt the plunge into chaos and lawlessness.

Trump is dropping in the polls not because the public has any sympathy either with what’s happening on the streets or with the calumnies — the great majority are terrified by the first and appalled by the second — but because the one man who should be speaking and acting against both, and defending America’s people, nation and founders against the slanders, appears missing in action.

Apparently, the President is listening to those who counsel appeasement of the mob, who whisper that America’s patriots have nowhere else to go.  Have not enough failed Republican presidential candidates (G.  H.  W.  Bush, McCain, Romney) made this fatal assumption to their and our sorrow? Jared Kushner and his philosophical ilk should be banished from Trump’s presence, save family gatherings, until after the election.

No part of the mob or those who sympathize with it will ever vote for Trump.  The part of the black vote the President has a chance of getting is that segment that already realizes how desperately every black community needs the active presence of the police.

Trump’s voters (and a very large number of those who did not vote for him) are shocked, confused and frightened at the precipitous descent of the country into unanswered self-condemnation, violence and threatened revolution.  No one is forcefully responding to the transparent calumnies of America’s latter-day Bolsheviks, let alone acting to protect ordinary citizens from their enormities.

And among this confused and frightened majority, who hear no clear champion, there is a creeping sense that the cause may be lost, that America today has no defenders, so why bother voting for Trump.

The idiocy of the left’s libels is so apparent that the speeches very nearly write themselves:

No nation in human history, enshrining freedom and the rule of law, has elevated so overwhelming a portion of its people, of all races, out of material misery and into an abundant life….

…no racial majority has done more over generations to raise up a disadvantaged racial minority — from the all-white US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision banning segregated schools — to the overwhelmingly white US Congress’s Civil Rights Act of 1964 and voting Rights Act of 1965, to the same white elite’s embrace of affirmative action in hiring and college admissions, to preferential advancement in police and fire departments, to subsidized housing and direct welfare payments. 

And the nation is willing to continue such of these efforts, and more, that hold out promise of progress.  

But it will not be blackmailed by threats of violence and mayhem, and it will never confess to the lie that its nation is evil or its white citizens and police are racist because of the actions of those who have been dead for more than a hundred years.

And as to the mobs that rage in cities across America, the President has no easier rhetorical target:

To those that say progress will come through violence, looting, burning police stations and intimidating citizens in their homes, he can say, with complete moral assurance, that nothing is happening in America today, no condition exists, that remotely justifies the resort to such barbaric behavior; and he can further suggest that the perpetrators, enablers, and cheerleaders of such conduct look to the bloodstained revolutions of Europe over the last 200 years, and ask themselves if those methods are preferable to moving forward through reasoned debate, in the sacred constitutional Institutions bequeathed us by our great founders — debate that has indisputably produced such enormous progress during the last half century for America’s blacks and numerous other segments of our population who shared less than fully in America’s promise.

But the President will be making a grave error if he waits till the fall to mount a full-throated defense of the nation and of the nation’s whites’ good name, and condemnation of mob violence and defense of the rule of law.  If he chooses, Romney-like, to wait, apathy and defeatism will have accumulated among his voters and those who might have been his voters.  Drifting without leadership or a champion, undefended for months, many of them may be contemplating the peace that can be purchased with surrender.

All of the President’s voters, and a great many others stunned by recent occurrences, are waiting for words and deeds that unambiguously defend obvious truths.  Only Trump can deliver them.

If the President needs another wordsmith, he could do much worse than providing Victor Davis Hanson with a West Wing office and a keyboard.

Graphic credit: YouTube screen grab

“Murder by lockdown: details from a dozen countries.” – THE *MURDERS OF GRANDMA AND GRANDPA*, AND WHY?

WHY, JON RAPPOPORT,

WHY?

I (JAF, editor) SUBMIT: it’s because Older People tend to vote conservatively, and they vote more than the younger demographic.

…only 46% of people18-34 years old voted in the last election. So the elderly have a disproportionate influence on our politics and our country. And a lot of them would like to keep it that way.

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Older voters tend to be more conservative than the population, meaning that the conservative agenda is disproportionately weighted on the national political stage. Whether this is good or bad depends on your political attitude, but it seems to be anti-democratic in practice, if not in intent.

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Also because Old People are obviously (self-evidently)  a drain on socialized medicine, such as that existing worldwide, in the UK, Canada, France, etc., and In the USA.

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http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-2013-anxiety-meter.html

Some photos and ramblings by Jeffrey A. Friedberg

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Jon Rappoport’s Original Article:

Jon Rappoport
Jon Rappoport

ARTICLE: Murder by lockdown: details from a dozen countries

Make that 13, plus one city, New York

by Jon Rappoport

July 1, 2020

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The reference here is a stunning May 23 article by John Pospichal, “Questions for lockdown apologists,” posted at medium.com.

(This is part-4 in the series, “Killing Old People”. For part-3, click here.)

Pospichal examined overall mortality numbers for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England and Wales, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ecuador, and New York City.

Supported by charts, here are excerpts from his article:

“We now have mortality data for the first few months of 2020 for many countries, and, as you might expect, there were steep increases associated with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in each one.”

“Surprisingly, however, these increases did not begin before the lockdowns were imposed, but after. Moreover, in almost every case, they began immediately after. Often, mortality numbers were on a downward trend before suddenly reversing course after lockdowns were decreed.”

“This is an astonishing finding…”

“You will notice that only after each country (or city) was locked down did the increases begin. Moreover, they began immediately, and in nearly every case, precipitously.”

“All this leads us to the following questions, which we pose to all those who continue to defend the use of lockdowns as an effective means to prevent excess deaths.”

“Q: Why was there no significant increase in overall mortality, in any country we have good data for, before the start of lockdowns?”

“Q: Why does a precise and exact correlation exist between the start of lockdowns and significant rises in overall mortality?”

“Q: How is it that governments in every country imposed lockdowns at precisely the same time relative to the future precipitous rise in their populations’ overall mortality rate?”

“Q: How is it, moreover, that this moment in time [i.e., the imposition of lockdowns] happened to fall immediately before that precipitous rise?”

“Q: If health authorities vastly underestimated the prevalence of the virus at the beginning of the pandemic, why did the virus nevertheless wait until lockdowns were imposed to suddenly start killing at levels which exceeded normal deaths?”

—To that last question, I would respond: No virus would wait. We’re not talking about a virus at all. We’re talking about the sudden effects of the lockdowns.

And those sudden death-effects would come crashing down, first, and immediately, on the most vulnerable people in these countries:

The elderly, who were already ill for years.

THE LOCKDOWNS FORCED THE PREMATURE DEATHS OF OLD PEOPLE.

PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM MULTIPLE HEALTH CONDITIONS FOR YEARS, WHO HAD BEEN TREATED WITH TOXIC MEDICAL DRUGS, WHOSE IMMUNE SYSTEMS WERE ALREADY SEVERELY COMPROMISED…

AND WHO ARE SUDDENLY TERRIFIED BY TWO MORE FACTORS—THE POSSIBILITY OF A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS, AND ISOLATION FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THESE TWO FACTORS PUSH THEM OVER THE EDGE AND THEY DIE.

Especially in nursing homes; but also in hospitals, and in their homes.

This is the true face of “COVID.”

This is how the case numbers and the death numbers are being propped up all over the world, to yield the impression of a virus on the loose.

Without those huge numbers, the whole vicious charade of a pandemic would be exposed and rejected at once.

The lockdowns are a method of killing.

The governors and mayors and presidents and prime ministers who imposed the lockdowns—and behind them, the planners of “COVID”— have been killing old people.


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