Wednesday, February 08, 2023

'Crazy' and 'Wrong': Sarah Huckabee Sanders Destroys Biden Narrative in SOTU Response

By Spencer Brown | Townhall.com

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered the Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address. 

Despite being in office for just a few weeks, Arkansas GOP Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is no stranger to the limelight and her rising star shined bright on Tuesday night during her Republican rebuttal to President Biden's second State of the Union address. 

The youngest governor in America, Sanders began her speech talking about her experiences as a mother that left her "not believing much of anything I heard tonight from President Biden."

Reiterating that America is the "greatest country the world has known" because it is the "freest" ever known, Sanders affirmed the belief that "government exists not to rule the people, but to serve the people."

Contrasting herself with Biden, Sanders said "At 40, I’m the youngest governor in the country. At 80, he’s the oldest president in American history. I'm the first woman to lead my state, he's the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can’t even tell you what a woman is," the governor said, rightly turning up the heat on Democrats. 

Blasting Biden and the "radical left" for its vision for Americans that "taxes you and lights your hard-earned money on fire" while "you get crushed with high gas prices, empty grocery shelves, and our children are taught to hate one another on account of their race, but not to love one another or our great country," Sanders didn't let those across the aisle off the hook for anything. 

"Whether Joe Biden believes this madness or is simply too weak to resist it, his administration has been completely hijacked by the radical left," Sanders said. "The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left — the choice is between normal or crazy."

While her fledgling administration acted swiftly to roll back woke policies starting on day one, Sanders contrasted the freedom of thought and conscience championed by Republicans with the left's intolerance that requires Americans to "partake in their rituals, salute their flags, and worship their false idols, all while big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is—your freedom of speech."

Saying "the Biden administration seems more interested in woke fantasies than the hard reality Americans face every day," Sanders explained that "most Americans simply want to live their lives in freedom and peace, but we are under attack in a left-wing culture war we didn’t start and never wanted to fight."

"That’s not normal," Sanders said speaking for Republicans and countless Americans. "It’s crazy, and it’s wrong."

Laying out what she and her party offer as a contrast to Biden and Democrats, Sanders explained that "Republicans believe in an America where strong families thrive in safe communities, where jobs are abundant, and paychecks are rising, where the freedom our veterans shed their blood to defend is the birthright of every man, woman, and child."

Biden, on the other hand, has made Americans less safe. "Beyond our border, from Afghanistan to Ukraine, from North Korea to Iran, President Biden’s weakness puts our nation and the world at risk," Sanders said. “And the President’s refusal to stand up to China, our most formidable adversary, is dangerous and unacceptable."

The current president, Huckabee Sanders explains, "is simply unfit to serve as Commander in Chief."

"This is our moment, this is our opportunity," Sanders told Americans, for "a new generation born in the waning decades of the last century, shaped by economic booms and stock market busts, forged by the triumph of the Cold War and the tragedy of 9/11. A generation brimming with passion and new ideas to solve age-old problems. A generation moored to our deepest values and oldest traditions, yet unafraid to challenge the present order and find a better way forward."

The immediate response to Sanders' rebuttal was glowing.


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What Now For The Trojan Horse?

By Rick Hayes


A silly older man sniffing women was sold to the American people as the safe alternative to President Donald Trump. Joe Biden's assignment was to wear a suit, read words on a teleprompter and tell quips.

Biden was the Democrat left's version of the 21st century's Trojan Horse. Get the 78-year-old inside the Whitehouse pretending to be a gift to the American people, and then let the real puppet masters emerge and change the nation's demographics, destroy the economy and transform every social norm.

For two years, Biden did precisely what the Democrat socialists wanted him to do; run to podiums, mumble and then wander away. Smile, wave, and lie. And in the process, the southern border became a never ending floodgate of illegal aliens and a wide-open path of deadly drugs. Inflation halted the buying power of most Americans, and American streets became crime-infested homeless camps—Uncle Joe - The gift that kept on giving.

The propaganda media, working with the Department of Justice, to obscure the Biden family's long history of corruption was remarkable. The tell-all interview regarding the long partnership between a Chinese energy firm and the Biden family by Hunter Biden's partner Tony Bobulinski on the Tucker Carlson show was squashed. The F.B.I. did a marvelously malevolent job discounting and lying to the American people regarding the content and even the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop.

So, the Trojan Horse flawlessly performed the task it was designed to do, but now came the glitch; Lo and behold, the fake leader of the free world wants to stay.

Somehow, in all the confusion of corruption and millions of dollars flowing from China into the Biden coffers, Joe didn't read the memo that the charade is finished after one term.

The swamp realized that the Trojan Horse was no longer needed and had become a liability. There were new Democrat communist plans for 2024, and they don't include uncle Joe.

As always, the left will do what it always does; turn on itself and eat each other when their power is in jeopardy. 

The mishandling of top-secret documents that have always been handled as a nothing burger for guilty Democrats like Hillary Clinton will now somehow matter for Biden.

And it looks as if Biden is holding the short end of the stick in the power struggle. What happened in 2020 will be considered one of the darkest points in American politics and its history. But this chapter does not close without benefits. Hopefully, the American people, especially the youth, will realize that conservatives are not perfect, but they do love this country and individual freedom, and as far as the Democrat left is concerned, you are only valuable as long as you are helpful to the communist cause.

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Most education resources only scratch the surface of black history in America

By Sandra K. Yocum


Many of us recall learning about famous and historic black Americans that have left their mark on American history such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and former President Barack Obama. While famous for their contributions, achievements, and plight for racial equality in America, the full story is only partially told. 

Most public education resources only scratch the surface of black history in America. You will not see most of the exceptional accomplishments of blacks throughout American history. When American history is inadequately represented and is devoid of black history, we are missing some of the greatest inspirational stories ever told.

It’s the reason that I co-founded The Yocum African American History Association. I’m white, and my partner, Frances Presley Rice, is black. We both believe that when Americans know more about each other, it's the surest path to unity. We were on a mission to uncover hidden black history. Our quest is to demonstrate that black history is American history and we want to foster racial harmony.

How many students know about the black heroes of the Revolutionary War?

Thousands of free and enslaved blacks fought in every major battle from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown and served in an integrated army. Some blacks were fighting for the promise of freedom, while others were fighting for their country’s independence. By 1779, fifteen percent of the Continental Army was black. Peter Salem was born a slave and joined the Massachusetts Minutemen, and was a sharpshooter who played a vital role in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Salem was honored in John Trumbull’s painting, “Battle of Bunker Hill.” James Armistead posed as a runaway slave and gained the trust of the British and gave strategic information of troop movements to the Continental Army resulting in success at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.

Students learn about the Abolitionist movement and Harriet Tubman, but what about Levi and Catherine Coffin, who helped more than 3,000 slaves escape to freedom? Or what about the escaped slaves Ellen and William Craft, who became active in the Abolitionist movement? Or the wealthy free black James Forten family of Philadelphia, who were instrumental in the fighting for slave freedom.

Frederick Douglass was a great well-known orator, but what about Robert B. Elliott?  Robert B. Elliott was a U.S. Congressman whose speech “The Shackle is Broken” addressed the Civil Rights Bill of 1875, which enriched the meanings of liberty and citizenship. Elliott’s speech was so brilliant that some doubted if he wrote it.  Additionally, more than 2,000 black leaders during Reconstruction at the local, state, and national levels contributed invaluable leadership to America.

There are thousands of stories about inspirational leaders: inventors such as Granville T. Woods, called the black Thomas Edison, was awarded more than forty-five patents for his inventions, or the first black woman physician, Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, who graduated from medical school in 1864, or people in business such as the “Potato King” Junius G. Groves who produced more white potatoes than anyone in the world, or explorers such as the first black woman astronaut Mae Jemison, or the NASA pioneer mathematician Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame, and the gifted surgical teacher, Vivien Thomas who never went to college, but was awarded an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1976.

We founded the Yocum African American History Association in 2018 with a mission to broaden the knowledge of the cultural sector, educational community, and the public by making available documented African American history.  

Initially, our non-profit organization developed several lesson plans focused on comprehensive and well-researched stories inspired by hundreds of original and historically accurate graphs, maps, broadsides, and photographs. All of the information was procured as references to prevent the limited and stereotypical views of African American history.

After reviewing the lesson plans, Paragon House decided to publish the lesson plans as an eBook. The eBook with the title Black History 1619-2019 was published and released in 2019. 

Subsequently, we agreed with Paragon House to publish a printed edition of the book with a release in early 2021. Our new vision is to have documented African American history available in libraries, schools, and online platforms with public access around the country. 

We believe that knowledge is power, and education is the key to success. We also believe that sharing black history, which includes the significant contributions blacks made in American history, is vital.

Additional information may be found at: https://www.yocumblackhistory.org/

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NOTE: 

This article was written by Sandra K. Yocum, co-founder and president of the Yocum African American History Association in Medina, Ohio. 

This article was posted on the National Black Republican Association website by Frances Presley Rice, co-founder and vice president of the Yocum African American History Association, lives in Sarasota.

A Black Advisory Board Member Called Gov. Ron DeSantis a Racist — You’ll Never Guess What the Chairman Did

 BY BCN Senior Editor


In what could be called a shocking moment, without exaggeration, a black member of a county advisory board in Florida apologized to Governor Ron DeSantis after one of its members called him a racist.

Leftists accused the governor of being a racist after he criticized the politicized content in the draft version of the College Board’s new Advanced Placement African American Studies curriculum, which included “critical race theory” (CRT) and Black Lives Matter (BLM), and banned the course from schools in the state.

In response, the College Board got rid of CRT and “Black Queer Studies,” and downgraded BLM material in the draft, among other changes. The board also added “black conservatism” as a research project idea. The College Board said it did not bow to political pressure and had changed the document before it received a letter from the Florida Department of Education banning the course.

One of the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board’s members said: “Our governor is a racist.”

Fox News reported the statement that the board chair, a black man, issued on behalf of the entire board.

“We take it to heart when someone uses the term racist,” Pierre Rutledge said. “Words matter. And so as chair, I must start by saying we want to pull that back. There’s nothing wrong with saying ‘we’re sorry.’ That’s not what we intended to say or be depicted by anyone. And that’s not the feeling of this board.”

How often does this happen: a black person apologizing for calling a white person a racist?

Black leaders and Democrats in Florida have pledged to defend the course and keep it in schools. Protesters will rally on Feb. 16 at the state capitol in Tallahassee.

“Black history matters,” said the Rev. R.B. Holmes, pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, in an announcement of the rally. “Black history is not inferior. And Black history does not lack educational value.”

Gov. DeSantis has been cleaning house. He’s proposed defunding so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and barring automatic union dues withdrawals from teachers paychecks.

Monday, February 06, 2023

New Disney Cartoon on Slavery May Be the Wokest Thing I've Ever Seen

By Bonchie | RedState.com

Disney meeting exposes woke agenda targeted towards kids (Credit: @realchrisrufo)

While Disney gains its monetary success on the backs of widely viewed shows like “The Mandalorian,” the company continues to spin those profits into politically charged children’s programming.

As RedState reported last year, leaked videos of an all-hands-on-deck meeting showed executive producer Latoya Raveneau bragging about how she has a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” adding “queerness” to shows for kids.

That came in response to a Florida law that banned the sexualization of young children by teachers and administrators in schools. Why did that represent an existential crisis for Disney? One can only conclude that the once revered children’s network has changed its primary mission to injecting wokeness into future generations, not providing quality entertainment.

Given that context, it’s not surprising that the reboot of “The Proud Family,” a children’s show from the early 2000s, would push the envelope. But truly, this may be the wokest thing I’ve ever seen.

You’ll be less than shocked to learn that this is another show produced by Raveneau and to get the full effect, you really have the watch the clip. I say that because it would be easy to just assume people are calling this Critical Race Theory because it merely mentions slavery. That’s not it at all, though. Sure, one might question whether such a topic is suitable for a show aimed at children aged in the single digits, but if that were all this is, it would be a mundane disagreement.

Rather, this takes wokeness in children’s programming not just to another planet, but well into another universe. Jarring cuts with various questionable claims are interspersed with black children raising their fists and shouting “Slaves built this country!” over and over. That is then parlayed into a demand for financial reparations.

And we the descendants of slaves in America have earned reparations for their suffering and continue to earn reparations every moment we spend submerged in a systemic predjudice, racism, and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not atoned for.

Slaves built this country.

In another section, it is asserted that Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves and that “Emancipation is not freedom.” Other generalized claims include the idea that slavery made “your families” rich, a statement pointed at all white Americans, and that slavery built the banking and shipping industries.

There are several problems here, beginning with the fact that it’s just incredibly divisive and harmful to teach children eight generations removed from slavery that they are oppressed victims due to the suffering of their ancestors. Anyone who watches that clip and is impressionable is going to walk away thinking they have a right to be angry at and punish those that don’t look like them. Personally, I think that’s a pretty screwed-up thing to teach children.

It’s not just the top-level result of such content that is the issue, though. It’s also that many of the claims being made are just flatly untrue. It is a grossly inaccurate simplification of American history to teach kids that “Slaves built this country.” Slavery contributed to parts of the early economy in the United States, but it did not build the country into what it is today (or even what it was a hundred years ago).

Why? Because slavery is an evil, atrophying institution that stunts the growth of a nation instead of accelerating it. In the case of the United States, it locked generations of slaves and non-slaves alike in abject poverty. Slaves were obviously not paid while their forced labor then crushed the market for the labor of non-slaves. Compounding the situation, because most slaves weren’t allowed to be educated and the vast majority of non-slaves at the time were so poor they couldn’t afford to be, generations of advancement were lost across the board.

Slavery was not good. It had no redeeming qualities. It did not “build this country.” Instead, those who perpetrated it mired the country in place for decades for the benefit of a very select few. It wasn’t until after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery that the United States actually began its march to global dominance beginning with the industrial revolution.

Lastly, even if one wants to ignore everything I’ve just written, the “Slaves built this country” line also suffers from a math problem. There were a little over three million slaves in the United States in 1850 (the last pre-war census taken). In comparison. there were 23 million Americans in total. Non-slave-owning adults made up the vast majority of that number and almost all of them worked hard labor jobs in relative squalor, with the largest populations of people residing in non-slave states. In other words, they also “built this country,” and it does not downplay slavery to admit that context.

It is cut-and-paste Critical Race Theory, straight out of the ridiculous and false “1619 Project,” to teach children that slavery was the deciding factor in America’s success and that because of that, those who had no part in it are actually part of a systemic conspiracy of oppression. It is a cynical attempt at personal gain by some in modern society that actually ends up glorifying a grotesque institution. If that’s what Disney wants to promote, then parents should vote with their wallets. Letting kids be kids is apparently not a priority for The Mouse.

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This Disney clip is pure critical race theory, including the insane conspiracy theory that Lincoln did not free the slaves.

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Some People

 By Judd Garrett


“This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America!” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shouted as she slapped her notebook against the podium in the House of Representatives last week, speaking out against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to remove Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Cori Bush, all gave fiery speeches denouncing Speaker McCarthy’s decision. It is strange that none of these women spoke out against McCarthy when he removed Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from their intelligence committee positions. There was no outrage from any of them in 2021 when Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Green was removed from her committees. There was only outrage when a woman of color was removed.


It is interesting that none of these women of color have spoken a word about Eunice Dwumfour, the black female politician from New Jersey who was gunned down in her car this past Wednesday – the day before Ocasio-Cortez’s speech. Eunice Dwumfour was described as “a beautiful soul, who loved everybody… She never said no. She would take her jacket off to give it to you.” But no one seems to care about her death. Barack Obama and Al Sharpton will not give eulogies at her memorial service. We would have thought that Representative Ocasio-Cortez would have at least mentioned Ms. Dwumfour’s death because she was a woman of color who represented a community which is a mere 45 miles away from her district. But none of these women of color who were giving speeches about the targeting of women of color in this country mentioned the assassination of another woman of color politician the day before.


They did not speak out against this tragedy because Eunice Dwumfour was a Republican, and that doesn’t fit their narrative. It is not a tragedy to them when a Republican politician is assassinated. These people do not care about other people. They only care about attaining power, so preserving the narrative that Democrat women of color are always the victims is primary to achieving more and more power. Showing compassion for Eunice Dwumfour would have compromised that narrative, and their narrative is more important than people. If a black female Democrat politician was shot 14 times while sitting in her car, these same people would be claiming MAGA Republicans were responsible, Donald Trump should be thrown in jail, and riots are justified.


It is not really about race or gender to them; it is solely about political ideology and power. They only use race and gender when they can exploit them to attain more power. On Thursday, a 9-year-old white girl was brutally beaten on a school bus by two older black boys while the school bus filled with majority black students cheered it on, and two black adults did nothing to stop the beating. Looking at the video, the beating that young girl took was equally as brutal and vicious as the beating that Tyre Nichols succumbed to in Memphis. Imagine if two older white boys pummeled a younger black girl on a school bus while two white adults and a bus filled with white kids did absolutely nothing to stop it. That incident would be framed as definitive proof that the United States is still systemically racist. But when a 9-year-old white girl is pummeled by two older black boys on a bus, nobody cares. No outrage, no protests. It doesn’t fit their narrative.


In her speech, AOC charged that the removal of representative Omar from her committee was an example of the “targeting and racism against Muslim Americans” in this country. They expect us to believe that Ilhan Omar was kicked off of her committee because she is black and a Muslim, and not because of her history of unapologetic antisemitism. On Monday, in Omar’s home state, a black Muslim, Mohamed Bakari Shei, from Rochester, was sentenced to a mere 180 days in jail for the rape of two young girls, age 4 and 9. Rochester is less than 80 miles from Ilhan Omar’s district, yet, she made no comment, and showed no outrage about this clear injustice. There was no moral ambiguity to what this man did, no mitigating factors, yet he was treated with such a lenient sentence that it made the statement that raping young girls is practically legal in the state of Minnesota.


Ilhan Omar refused to stand up for these two young female victims of rape and demand a much longer sentence most probably because the rapist was a black Muslim like herself, and in her narrative, black Muslims are always the victim: they never the perpetrator. That is why in 2019, she tried to minimize the pure evil of the attacks on 9/11 by Muslim extremists by referring to the attacks as “some people did something.” To her, when a Muslim commits a crime, it is never because they’re Muslims even when the motivation of their crime is their religious extremism, but when a Muslim is harmed, it was solely because they were Muslims. If the rape victims had been black Muslims and the rapist had been white, representative Omar would not stop talking about the crime being another example of the social injustice and oppression in America. It appears that the people who are always claiming to be the victims of racism, are usually the most racist because in this day and age the only way you can see as much racism as they see is if you view the world solely through the lens of race.


In Southern California on Wednesday, Dr. Michael Mammone, 58, was riding his bicycle on scenic Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when a Lexus struck him from behind. The driver, Vanroy Evan Smith, 39, of Long Beach, got out of his car and viciously stabbed Dr. Mammone in the back multiple times until he died. His co-workers said, Dr. Mammone was an "amazing doctor" who “saved so many lives”. Where is the outrage? Where are the protests? Imagine if a white motorist ran down a black doctor riding his bike, and then got out of his car and stabbed him to death. How many of our cities would have been burned to the ground this weekend? But when a white doctor is murdered by a black motorist, there are no national news stories, no protests. Nobody cares because Dr. Mammone’s tragic death does not fit the approved narrative.


We saw this with the death of Ashli Babbitt. 6 months after George Floyd’s death while in police custody that ignited over 500 riots, Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed white woman, was shot in the throat by a black police officer standing 20 feet away. There was no formal investigation into the killing, the officer’s name was concealed for 6 months, and when it was finally revealed, he was called a hero and received a medal for killing an unarmed woman. Imagine if a white cop shot and killed a 135-pound unarmed black woman to death, would anyone protect the police officer’s identity for 6 months? Would anyone call him a hero? Would anyone give him a medal? Ashli Babbitt was the wrong skin color and had the wrong political ideology. So, her death did not matter.

Over the last 8 to 10 years, we have heard a lot about Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, etc. But the best way to determine whose life actually matters and whose life doesn’t, is to simply look at the level of outrage toward that person’s death. And based on that criterion, a Republican black female politician who would give you the coat off her back, her life doesn’t matter. A conservative white woman who served our country in the military, her life doesn’t not matter. A white doctor who saved many lives, his life doesn’t matter. A 9-year-old white girl’s life doesn’t matter. But a black heroin addict, multiple-felon, arm robber, his life not only matters, he deserves two funerals, and statues and murals erected throughout the country. But in reality, nobody’s life matters to these people on the left. The only thing that matters to them is their narrative, because their narrative is the source of expanding their power.


Saturday, February 04, 2023

Biden Admin Knew About the Balloon for a Week, but Couldn't Decide What to Do

By Joe Cunningham | RedState.com

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The most transparent administration in history has done it again.

We first learned about the balloon on Thursday, February 2, as it was over the skies of Montana. As slowly as it was moving, you almost had to wonder where in the hell it came from and how long it had been there. Thanks to a bit of journalism from Bloomberg, we now have that answer: It entered American airspace a week ago.

As it turns out, US authorities were well aware of the unidentified object that had entered American airspace on Jan. 28, that had then left and re-entered over North Idaho on Tuesday. But with such a high-profile trip at stake, keeping it on the down-low was key.

By the time the thing became visible in Montana, President Joe Biden had already been briefed and the White House was scrambling to decide whether to blast it from the sky.

The gravity of the situation was only exacerbated by Montana being home to Malmstrom Air Force Base, which houses a large portion of the US’s Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Biden team was in a tizzy, it seems, trying to figure out what to do. Shoot it down? Let it go? Make a statement? Keep it quiet? They were indecisive, which is part of the reason they seemed to be caught off guard when the incident became public – what’s more, the Chinese embassy in Washington was apparently just as taken aback.

As the balloon continued to hover over the Big Sky state on Wednesday, Biden huddled with his national security team to receive a detailed briefing on the balloon. The president argued for shooting the object down, but was urged against doing so by his most senior military advisors.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley insisted that such a move would put civilians at risk.

The president ultimately decided to let the balloon continue on its way as the US sought answers from the Chinese embassy in Washington, but they struggled to obtain satisfactory responses. US officials said they were baffled by China, which itself appeared to be caught off-guard by the bizarre incident.

 The U.S. response since the balloon was brought to the public’s attention has been nothing short of reactive, though, as if they really had just learned about it on Thursday like the rest of us. All we knew is that they were sure it was a spy balloon and that they had no intention of shooting it out of the sky.

But that’s where the decisiveness ended. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to travel to China for a diplomatic summit – and it wasn’t until mere hours before he was set to depart that Biden canceled Blinken’s trip. The fact that the balloon was nearing the airspace of Malmstrom is even worse, and prompted no action whatsoever, it seems.

Granted, it does sound like a lot of things were going on behind the scenes, but that just makes the lack of action–or even a half-assed attempt at crisis management–seem even worse. It’s like they did not even consider that the balloon would be discovered, which is odd, considering it’s within our atmosphere and a lot of people have telescopes.

The handling of the situation just seems to be as bizarre as the situation itself. There’s no reason to think that the Chinese were gathering any intelligence they couldn’t get from satellites flying much, much higher. There’s also no reason to think that the Chinese would be stupid enough to assume that we wouldn’t notice something like a giant balloon flying in our airspace.

But, there’s also no reason to think we wouldn’t do something about it. At no point under any circumstance would China, Russia, or any other geopolitical foe hesitate to shoot down an American spy balloon if it entered their airspace, and they would not hesitate to publicly condemn the U.S. for violating their sovereignty in a big, public statement.

But the Biden administration was paralyzed with indecision. That’s a terrible, terrible quality to have in the face of something like this. Even if the balloon was basically worthless as a tool of spycraft, you don’t just let a foe gently glide over your nation’s airspace.

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China Is Preparing for War at 'Any Time,' Says Noted China Expert in Chilling Assessment

By By Mike Miller | RedState.com


AP Photo/Alex Brandon

As the obsession with the Chinese spy balloon currently traversing the U.S. mainland continues, from various shark-jumping reports to discussions about nuclear bombs and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) capability, the salient question is more fundamental: Why is China doing “it” in the first place?

Whatever “it” is, social media keyboard warriors have run wild (I know; try to contain your shock and amazement), calling for the immediate downing of the massive balloon, and valid points about the embarrassing and dangerous weakness of Joe Biden as his equally feckless administration on the world stage. Meanwhile, the balloon floats on.

Gordon Chang, a noted expert on U.S.-China relations and Fox News contributor shared a grim assessment of why he believes China sent the balloon across the U.S. The author of “The Coming Collapse of China” chillingly told Fox Digital:

China is preparing to go to war. It’s engaged in extremely provocative and dangerous activities around its periphery and war could come at any time and at any place.

“We know what the Chinese are doing,” Chang explained.

They’re engaged in the fastest military buildup since the Second World War. They’re trying to sanctions-proof their regime and most ominously they’re preparing China’s civilians for war.

It’s my belief that China is also testing the resolve of not only “Sino Joe” and his administration, but also that of the American public. Why else would Xi Jinping commit such a brazen act, knowing the balloon would be discovered (U.S. sources have tracked the balloon at least since it flew over or near the Aleutian Islands) as well as its origin?

In addition, Chang pointed to a strategic move by Xi shortly after he was appointed to his precedent-breaking third term as General Secretary at the National Congress in October when he appointed what is being referred to as the “war cabinet.”

The United States is so much more powerful than China from almost every perspective and yet the Chinese don’t view it this way. The Chinese view that they can do whatever they want because we have told them that they can do that.

The Chinese have engaged in a number of activities that violate our sovereignty, and some of those activities constitute acts of war and we did not respond. And it’s not just not responding in February 2023, it’s not responding over the course of decades. So, of course, the Chinese have this mentality right now. We have created the conditions for history’s next great war.

Note: Chang’s “we” reference was to the U.S. — not China. Meanwhile, Joe Biden fiddles.

So what has China learned?

The spy balloon is the only the latest — yet most brazen — act of Chinese aggression. From Taiwan to the South China Sea and across the globe, the ChiComs have created an atmosphere in which they don’t fear repercussions — particularly from the United States. And why should they? Biden scoffs at the notion of China “eating our lunch,” refers to his “good friend Xi Jinping,” and presides over a federal government now more interested in gender, self-proscribed pronouns, “equity,” and so-called “critical race theory.”

I’ve often envisioned Xi and Putin laughing hysterically on a secure line every time Biden goes Biden. Tell me you haven’t done so, as well. Xi and Putin have to wonder what’s wrong with this country, as it relates to the country that the left has desperately tried to destroy and continues to do so.

Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder at the Pentagon on Friday provided scant information on the balloon, most of which he called “classified.”

The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now. The U.S. government, [including] NORAD, continues to track and monitor it closely.

The balloon is currently traveling at an altitude well above commercial air traffic and does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground. Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the past several years.

Once the balloon was detected, the U.S. government acted immediately to protect against the collection of sensitive information.

While “instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously,” I’m not aware of any Chinese balloons previously traversing the United States, General Ryder, am I missing something? No.

As reported by CBS News on Friday, a Chinese balloon has never been over the middle of the country before. The only other time a Chinese balloon has flown over the continental U.S. was during a brief overflight of Florida. There have been overflights of Hawaii and Guam. In previous instances, the Chinese have been able to recover the balloon.

The above raises an important strategic question for the Biden administration. Why would the U.S. not down the balloon, and show proof to the world that China’s ridiculous claim that the balloon is a “civilian airship,” used mainly for weather research, deviated from its planned course?

Now that’s an interesting question for Sino Joe. Moreover, I wonder what Hunter thinks about the balloon.

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BREAKING: Chinese Spy Balloon Shot Down Over Atlantic

By Nick Arama | RedState.com




The Chinese spy balloon was just shot down over the Atlantic Ocean.

Former General Keith Kellogg told Fox News he hopes the U.S. is able to recover it, because a lot is going to be destroyed when it comes down.