Thursday, February 25, 2021

FBI Releases Docs in Heat of Capitol Riot That Show Pelosi’s Communist Roots Run Deep

 By Kyle Becker


The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a trove of documents on Nancy Pelosi’s father Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.. The files, disclosed quietly as America was fixated on the unfolding crisis in the nation’s capitol, show Pelosi’s father had deep, demonstrable ties to communists.

Among the revelations was that D’Alesandro Jr., who was a member of Congress and mayor of Baltimore, was shown to have ties to communist organizations, including a Soviet front group.

Investigative reporter John Solomon dug through the files and unearthed the most revealing passages on Just the News:

Elsewhere, the memo cites a “confidential source, who has furnished reliable information in the past,” reporting that D’Alesandro appeared onstage at a 1943 rally for the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, which was formed in 1943 by the Coummunist Party USA as a Soviet front group, according to the FBI.

The following year, the memo notes, D’Alesandro was reported as the main speaker at an event for the International Workers Order, an insurance organization placed on a list of subversive organizations by the U.S. attorney general in 1947 and later disbanded by order of the New York State Insurance Department for being too closely aligned with the Communist Party, in violation of regulations prohibiting political activity in the industry.

The files also at times paint a picture of serious corruption:

In the same memo, which begins on page 38 of the collection, the agent summarizes allegations that a powerful D’Alesandro took payoffs from applicants to the police force, and that he helped to hinder the investigation and prosecution of crimes.

“Pelosi” author Molly Ball, in an NPR interview on “Understanding Nancy Pelosi,” only gives half the story about the future Speaker’s Baltimore roots:

One of her mentors earlier in her career, Jack Murtha, used to say about her, don’t think she’s from San Francisco. She’s from Baltimore. And that’s both literally true and true in a deeper sense, right? Her father was a congressman from Baltimore and then became the mayor of Baltimore. He came out of the machine politics of Baltimore, a Democratic city. She was born in 1940, when her father was already in Congress. So literally from the day she was born, she was part of this very Catholic, very Democratic, very Italian family that was involved in the political life of the city and the nation.

And that machine politics, as you know from Philadelphia, was very much about the sort of tribes and factions of the city. The different ethnicities all had their own little neighborhoods, and they all had a sort of boss who could deliver their votes, often in exchange for something. So when you see the kind of deal-maker that Nancy Pelosi is, when you see the kind of negotiating that she does on Capitol Hill, I think a lot of it does trace back to her roots in Baltimore.

It appears that the environment that molded Pelosi’s drive for power was one part radicalism and one part machine politics. It makes perfect sense.

Speaker Pelosi herself has taken positions indicating her sympathy for Communists. In the 1980s, she lionized an open socialist named Vivian Hallinan, even calling her a “role model.” Cliff Kincaid noted in a 2009 story:

Indeed, Pelosi paid tribute to Vivian Hallinan by inserting into the Congressional Record an article saying that she had ‘opposed U.S. policy in Central America’ under President Reagan, had ‘befriended Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s [Communist] Sandinista leader,’ and had met with Cuban dictator Castro.

“She was a role model for many of us,” Pelosi said. “If Vincent was the lion, Vivian was the lioness.”

“My mother and Nancy were pretty close,” said Conn Hallinan, one of her sons. Vivian Hallinan would financially back one of Pelosi’s campaigns.

As Kincaid notes: “Vincent Hallinan, a lawyer who died in 1992, was a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, officially designated a front of the Communist Party, and defended secret Communist Party member and labor leader Harry Bridges.”

Hallinan ran for president on the ticket of the Progressive Party, which a California State Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities described as, “a creature of the Communist apparatus, and completely dominated by the Communist Party from start to finish.”

This raises even further questions about exactly what kind of “creature” Nancy Pelosi is.

It turns out, it’s the kind that refuses to denounce socialism. Instead, Pelosi denies that the oppressive ideology is the mainstream view of the Democratic Party.

Judging from her past, Nancy Pelosi knows better. 

https://trendingpolitics.com/fbi-releases-docs-in-heat-of-capitol-riot-that-show-pelosis-communist-roots-run-deep-knab/

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FLASHBACK: Leftists Become Incandescent When Reminded of the Socialist Roots in Nazism

By Daniel Hannan | Real Clear Politics | March 13, 2014

On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Rather, in the place of debased, Jewish Bolshevism, the Wehrmacht would deliver "der echte Sozialismus": real socialism.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Here Are a Few Communist Atrocities You Don't Know About and the Left Hopes You Never Do

 By Dennis Prager | The Western Journal

Photo: Vladimir Lenin, Russian founder of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), inspirer and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) - Getty Image

One of the most highly regarded books of the 20th century was Ernest Becker’s “The Denial of Death.” Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize, the book is regarded as a classic for its analysis of how human beings deny their mortality.

But there is something people deny more than mortality: evil. Someone should write a book on the denial of evil; that would be much more important because while we cannot prevent death, we can prevent evil.

The most glaring example of the denial of evil is communism, an ideology that, within a period of only 60 years, created modern totalitarianism and deprived of human rights, tortured, starved and killed more people than any other ideology in history.

Why people ignore, or even deny, communist evil is the subject of a previous column as well as a Prager University video, “Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?” I will, therefore, not address that question here.

I will simply lay out the facts.

But before I do, I need to address another question: Why is it important that everyone know what communism did?

Here are three reasons:

First, we have a moral obligation to the victims not to forget them.

Just as Americans have a moral obligation to remember the victims of American slavery, we have the same obligation to the billion victims of communism, especially the 100 million who were murdered.

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Second, the best way to prevent an evil from reoccurring is to confront it in all its horror.

The fact that many people today, especially young people, believe communism is a viable — even morally superior — option for modern societies proves they know nothing about communism’s moral record. Therefore, they do not properly fear communism — which means this evil could happen again.

And why could it happen again?

That brings us to reason number three.

The leaders of communist regimes and the vast number of people who helped those leaders torture, enslave and murder — plus the many more people who reported on their neighbors for saying something objectionable to the communists — were nearly all normal people.

Of course, some were psychopaths, but most were not. Which proves that any society — including free ones — can devolve into communism or some analogous evil.

Now some facts:

According to the authoritative “The Black Book of Communism,” written by six French scholars and published in the United States by Harvard University Press, the numbers of people murdered — not people killed in combat; ordinary civilians trying to live their lives — by communist regimes were:

Latin America: 150,000

Vietnam: 1 million

Eastern Europe: 1 million

Ethiopia: 1.5 million

North Korea: 2 million

Cambodia: 2 million

The Soviet Union: 20 million (many scholars believe the number was considerably higher)

China: 65 million

These numbers are quite conservative. For example, in Ukraine alone, the Soviet regime and its Ukrainian Communist Party helpers starved 5 to 6 million to death within a two-year period. It is almost inconceivable that only 14 to 15 million other Soviet citizens were murdered.

And, of course, these numbers do not describe the suffering endured by hundreds of millions of people who were not murdered: the systematic stripping people of their right to speak freely, to worship, to start a business or even to travel without party permission; no noncommunist judiciary or media; the near-poverty of nearly all communist countries; the imprisonment and torture of vast numbers of people; and, of course, the trauma suffered by the hundreds of millions of friends and relatives of the murdered and imprisoned.

These numbers don’t tell you about the many starving Ukrainians who ate the flesh of people, often children, sometimes including their own; or the Romanian Christians whose communist prison guards forced them to eat feces to compel them to renounce their faith; or the frozen millions in the vast Soviet Siberian prison camp system known as the Gulag Archipelago; or the Vietnamese communists’ routine practice of burying peasants alive to terrorize people into supporting the communists; or Mao Zedong’s regular use of torture to punish opponents and intimidate peasants, like leading men through the streets with rusty wires through their testicles and burning the vaginas of wives of opponents with flaming wicks — Mao’s techniques to terrorize peasants into supporting the Chinese Communist Party in its early days.

I return to the theme of the denial of evil.

People associate evil with darkness. But that is not accurate: It is easy to look into the dark; it is very hard to stare into bright light.

One should therefore associate evil with extreme brightness, given that people rarely look at real evil. And those who do not confront real evil often make up evils (such as “systemic racism,” “toxic masculinity” and “heteronormativity” in 21st-century America) that are much easier to confront.

The Book of Psalms states, “Those of you who love God — you are to hate evil.”

In other words, you can’t love God if you don’t hate evil.

And if you don’t believe in God, here’s another way of putting it: “Those of you who love people — you are to hate evil.”

If you don’t hate communism, you don’t care about, much less love, people.

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Sources for the above:

Ukraine: Anne Applebaum, “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.”

Romania: Eugen Magirescu, “The Devil’s Mill: Memories of Pitesti Prison.” (Cited in Paul Kengor’s “The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration.”)

Vietnam: Max Hastings, “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975.”

China: Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, “Mao: The Unknown Story.”

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https://www.westernjournal.com/dennis-prager-communist-atrocities-dont-know-left-hopes-never/

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Former Clinton Adviser: US Becoming a 'Totalitarian State' Under Biden

By Jack Davis | The Western Journal

The creeping shadow of totalitarianism is falling across America, according to feminist author Naomi Wolf.

Wolf, who served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton during his 1996 re-election campaign, appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday, declaring that emergency orders are violating the rights of Americans, according to Fox News.

Wolf said Americans must see “the terrible crisis that we’re in, that we have to recognize — under the guise of a real medical pandemic, we’re really moving into a coup situation, a police state situation.”

“That’s not a partisan thing,” Wolf told Carlson. “That transcends everything you and I might agree or disagree on. That should bring together left and right to protect our Constitution.”

“We’re absolutely moving into what I call step 10,” she said, referencing the book she wrote about totalitarianism and how tyrants consolidate power, “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot.”

 “Whether they’re on the left or the right, they always do the same 10 things and now we’re at something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime,” she said.

“It is step 10 and that’s the suspension of the rule of law, that’s when you start to be a police state, and we’re here. There is no way around it.”

Wolf said that groups on the left and right are both concerned over the direction the nation has taken, saying that the ordinary people she speaks with are expressing “fear and horror.”

“The state has now crushed businesses, kept us from gathering in free assembly to worship as the First Amendment provides, is invading our bodies … which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, is restricting movement, fining us — here in New York state I could be fined $15,000 a day if I gather people more than 10 or 25 people, depending on where in New York state I live — which is a complete violation of the First Amendment. The violations go on and on and on,” Wolf said.

“Autocratic tyrants at the state, and now the national level, are creating this kind of merger of corporate power and government power, which is really characteristic of Italian fascism in the twenties,” she said.

“They are using that to engage in kind of emergency orders that simply strip us of our rights: rights to property, rights to assembly, rights to worship and all of the rights that our Constitution guarantees.”

Wolf said Americans must protect their Constitutional rights.

“Nowhere in the Constitution does it say all this can be suspended if there’s a bad disease. We have lived through typhus, cholera, smallpox, HIV, tuberculosis, polio, the Spanish flu.”

“We’ve lived through an attack on our soil — never have there been months and months and months of emergency powers when we weren’t actually fighting a war,” Wolf said.

“Lockdowns have never been done before in free societies, and really, we are turning into a version of a totalitarian state before everyone’s eyes.”

“I really hope we wake up quickly,” she said, “because history also shows that it’s a small window in which people can fight back before it is too dangerous to fight back.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/former-clinton-advisor-us-becoming-totalitarian-state-biden/

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CATCHING WILD PIGS

BY Henry P. McIntosh IV

Karl Marx once said, "Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one will have noticed."

I have had this story in my computer files for at least five years. I do not know who the author is but I came across it last night and began editing it. I wanted to share it with you because the lesson is so damn important that I hope you will share it with others across this great land.

There once was a biology professor in a large college that had some foreign exchange students in his class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting Communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

 The professor laughed and thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke. "The way you catch wild pigs is by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs will find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food. If you have patience, soon they will come every day. At that point, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the one-sided fence, they begin to eat the corn again and, at that point, you put up another side of the fence.

The pigs get used to the two sides of the fence and they ignore it preferring to find the corn eat the free food all there for the taking. Exhibiting patience, you continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate on the last side. You leave that gate open.

The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate shut on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.  Soon they put aside their captivity and go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity." 

If you think about this story, it is exactly what is happening in America & Canada. The government keeps pushing us toward Communism /Socialism and keeps spreading the “free corn” out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credits for unearned income, tax exemptions, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, shelter and access to our social security programs for illegal immigrants, open borders during a pandemic, etc., all while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

President Biden campaigned (from his basement) as the soft-spoken, grandfatherly gentle leader, unlike that curmudgeon Trump,  who was going to fulfill our every need. In case you haven’t noticed, none of Biden’s actions, all 52 of his executive orders, have done anything positive to help Americans and America. Indeed, they have weakened America economically, morally, and militarily.

 One can make a good case that President Biden is pushing our nation closer to war every time he opens his mouth. Certainly, his willingness to re-enter the Iran Deal is not just a slap in the face of Israel, but a door opener to fostering armed conflict because Israel will not stand by and allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. John Kerry, the new “Climate Czar” has his fingers in the Iran discussions and is blinded by his desire to welcome the world’s largest sponsor of state terrorism and hatred for all things Western to the table. And, of course, Kerry is delighted that the democrats have embraced climate change and escalated it to the top of their list of vitally important and necessary things to accomplish!  Of course, there is no science behind any of it, but that doesn’t matter. 

The damage has already been done with Biden’s canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, banning fracking and oil and coal exploration on Federal Land, and wiping out America’s energy independence it took decades to develop. And who, in command of their faculties, believes Joe Biden will be tough on China’s expansion plans in the South China Sea? Remember, there is a plethora of evidence to suggest he and his son Hunter have very close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and might very well have taken payments in exchange for access to the office he now holds. 

One should always remember two truths:

 1. There is no such thing as a free lunch and,

 2. You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

You see, stripped of all the fancy jargon and the talking heads we see on TV, the major problem we face today is this: 

The democrats/ liberals/socialists/communists all believe passionately that the future of America lies with Big Government. 

In their minds, it is big government that must be the guiding light for our future. Big government can plan our lives for us and our children better than we can ourselves. Big government believes that the problem does not exist that throwing money at it cannot solve. Hell, we’ve spent $5.0 Trillion since the 1960s on Civil Rights and we’ve still got “racial inequity”….but no one is mentioning that in the media…any media. For the Left, government agencies once created are the closest thing we have to eternal life here on earth!

On the other side of the aisle, Republicans believe that the Republic or Founders gave us, where the only sovereign power our representatives have is that which we the people have given to them, is still the most unique and admired form of government in the history of mankind. It has served us well for 245 years and is the envy of the world! That bears repeating….the envy of the world. We still revere the worlds of Abraham Lincoln…’government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth”

People ask me from time to time…what can we do? My response is always the same: fight back! Write your representatives, congressmen and women, senators, governors. Organize and inundate them with your feelings. Don’t sit back and allow yourselves to be overtaken by actions you know to be wrong. You have the power to do this. Use it.

Meanwhile, If you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America & Canada, you might want to share this with your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably not share this. 

But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Now, think about this:

Quote for today: "The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living." 




Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Op-Ed: How long can Biden flip-flop on immigration?

 By William Haupt III / The Center Square contributor

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. - AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool

“Illegal immigrants are to immigration what shoplifters are to shopping.”

– David Letterman

As word spread throughout Europe about opportunities in the New World, Europeans cast their fate upon the rigging of the Mayflower. They braved the seven seas to reap the harvest of bountiful gifts awaiting them in America. They were dissatisfied living under monarchs with limited economic and social mobility. They were audacious, enterprising, industrious and eager to invest in America.

The spirit of our immigrant founders was the impetus for our independence and built the commerce of our nation. Immigration brought us craftsmen, skilled workers, Enlightenment thinkers, inventors, scientists and scholars. America attracted Europe’s most inspired citizens seeking social, cultural and national unity. America’s unlimited boundaries for all men built the foundation of her greatness.

But in subsequent years, the attitude of those seeking refuge in America changed. Rogue leaders, wars, poverty, religious malignity and political upheaval influenced waves of immigration; both legal and illegal. Some came to invest in America, but others came to live off the prosperity and wealth of the Americans.

“A simple way to measure a country is to look at how many want in.”

– Tony Blair

For years, America opened its doors to the oppressed, especially after the Great Wars and Asian conflicts. But flaws in our laws surfaced after the 2001 terrorist attacks and during the 2007-2009 recession. When large numbers of families showed up at our borders, our system imploded. For years, the left has blocked immigration reform, claiming it was inhumane to deny poor Mexican families entry to the U.S. Although this leftist altruism is admirable:

“The devil is in the details.”

– Gustave Flaubert

During the presidential debates, immigration was a hot topic with Democrats. Biden, who ran as a centrist in the Democratic primary against progressives and socialists, took a hard stand against open borders: “Undocumented immigrants need to ‘get in line’ and we have a right to ‘cherry-pick’ degreed, high-skilled immigrants. I will give only those with doctorates a seven-year green card.”

Latino activist Mayra Macías, wrote “Joe Biden is out of touch with every other Democrat running."

Progressive candidate Latino Julián Castro said, “This is unacceptable for a Democratic candidate.” But Biden retorted, “When people cross the border illegally, it is illegal, unless they seek asylum.”

Throughout the primary, Biden refused to address the Obama-era immigration deportation policies that Donald Trump continued. In fact, he defended deportation. But during a CNN interview, under pressure from progressives after he received the nomination, Biden boldly did an about face on his position!

“It’s a big mistake to import anyone here illegally without a criminal record.”

– Joe Biden

Of course, for Biden this is politics as usual, and the day he took office Biden laid out his vision for major immigration reforms. He wants to provide citizenship for over 11 million people who are illegally in the U.S. and halt deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. He ended asylum rules that prevented privilege abuse. He pledged less border security to allow more illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. under more lenient laws. He promised them access to federal and state social welfare programs.

For someone who ran in the center on immigration and supported Obama’s deportation policies for eight years, why was Biden so easily convinced to turn to the far left on immigration? Biden saw the writing on the political wall when the GOP secured key victories in the in 2020 state elections. This will pay huge dividends for the GOP after the census and during the state redistricting process.

Since House seats and Electoral College votes are assigned by total population, increasing head counts in blue states is vital for progressive socialists. So don’t be surprised if Biden signs an executive order to build a bridge across the Rio Grande over to the U.S. border in a few weeks.

"Just because someone is here illegally doesn't mean they broke any of our laws."

– Nancy Pelosi

The 2020 census reveals the number of U.S. illegal immigrants will shift 26 House seats. Changing the party of 21 Congressmen can flip control of the House. Of 26 seats that will be lost, 24 are from states that voted GOP in 2016. Five blue states will gain 19 seats: California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Texas and Florida are the only two GOP states who will gain seats.

When Socialist Bernie Sanders won his sixth primary, it threw a monkey wrench in the left’s plans to turn the republic into a socialist nirvana through the back door with help from our southern border. When progressive socialists panicked, they resuscitated Biden from inevitable retirement, and rewrote his resume. Overnight, they transformed a perennial loser into a progressive Horatio Alger.

The left has been candidly outmaneuvering the GOP, planning their political future. Although the GOP will be in charge of the redistricting in critical states, the left is offering carrots from the public treasury to lure illegal immigrant families to come to their sanctuary cities. By increasing their head count in Congress and in the Electoral College, they will cancel out most losses during redistricting.

Author Calvin Trillin wrote, “When you put a puppet on a throne, never let go of the strings.” Biden is a stand in for a real president, and does not make the call on anything. Allowing Biden to manage immigration reform would be like putting Forest Gump in charge of the Army Air Corps bomb squad.

“It is easy to get along. Just stand up straight, and just answer yes.”

– Forest Gump

Biden is desperate to increase the headcount for the left. But laborers drain on our support system while skilled workers and professionals invest in our nation. They enhance our workforce and bring value to our society. They pay taxes and increase our GOP. Any discussion on immigration reform that does not improve this important element of our migration policies should be DOA in Congress.

Latinos are the nation’s fastest growing voting segment. If Biden can’t convince his party and his progressive and socialist comrades to cut deals with the GOP on immigration reform, he’ll not pass anything at all. With middle and upper class Latinos trending more toward the GOP, if Biden will not work with the right on pragmatic immigration reform, he’ll lose control of this progressive base.

Biden has a record of failures at every level of government. If he fails on immigration reform, it will be his Waterloo. It will nail the coffin shut on his political career, and turn over the reigns to Harris.

The GOP must decide; would it be better to deal with Biden or with Harris on immigration reform?

It is time the GOP expressed a desire to address immigration reform on “their terms,” which would favor a higher class of immigrants. Progressives are under the gun to deliver before the midterms.

“Why do people with certain political ideologies want to help other people break the law? If we can answer that question, we can clarify our response to the issue of illegal immigration.”

– Lee Elmer

https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/op-ed-how-long-can-biden-flip-flop-on-immigration/article_d3bd9742-74a1-11eb-a5d8-e741a28a3c99.html

Monday, February 22, 2021

Football Coach Fired After Objecting to Critical Race Theory in Daughter’s Class, Sues School

 BY GQ PAN |Epoch Times

Stock photo of a classroom. (Pexels)

A Massachusetts high school football coach claims in a First Amendment lawsuit that he was fired for raising concerns with elements of critical race theory in his daughter’s 7th grade history class.

David Flynn, who has been heading the football program at Dedham High School since 2011, sued the district and school leadership, alleging that he was removed from his position in retaliation for expressing political disagreements.

According to Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization that filed the lawsuit on behalf of Flynn, those political disagreements became an issue when Flynn and his wife emailed a list of concerns about their daughter’s world geography and ancient history class to members of the Dedham School Committee.

Their concerns include, among others, a history teacher using an avatar of herself wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt for her online classroom, and class assignments instructing students to identify police officers as a “risk” to black people and black males as a “risk” to white people. The couple eventually removed their two children from the school district and sent them to a nearby Catholic school in October.

“The instruction their daughter was receiving in ‘World Geography and Ancient History I’ was unrelated to the ancient history and world geography subjects described on the Dedham Public Schools website,” the lawsuit (pdf) alleges. “Instead, the instruction concerned issues of race, gender, stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, and politics.”

In January, Flynn was called to a meeting, where the district superintendent handed him a copy of one of the emails he sent to the committee members, and told him that the district had decided to not renew his football coach contract. In a statement released shortly after the meeting, the district and school officials said Flynn was fired because he “expressed significant philosophical differences with the direction, goals, and values of the school district.”

“As a district, we actively try to encourage our staff and students to give constructive voice to their opinions, but must also ensure we stay true to our overarching mission and vision for the district,” the statement read.

Supporters of Flynn, including parents, past and current students, and football players, have protested against the decision. A former football player at Dedham High told local ABC affiliate WCVB that the coach was very well-liked among students.

“Coach Flynn is an awesome guy and we’re all devastated that they fired him,” the student said during a demonstration calling for Flynn’s reinstatement.

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement that the firing of Flynn is a manifestation of “cancel culture.”

“Cancel culture has come to high school football,” said Fitton. “Coach Flynn was fired for exercising his constitutional rights to object as a citizen and father to an extremist and racially inflammatory school curriculum in his child’s history class.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/football-coach-fired-after-objecting-to-critical-race-theory-in-daughters-class-sues-school_3701919.html

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Black Women Hit Hardest by Biden-ployment Slump

 BY JOHN CARNEY | Breitbart 


The first jobs report of the Biden administration saw black women the hardest hit by a slumping labor market.

Even though the nationwide unemployment rate fell in January, the unemployment rate for black women jumped from 7.7 percent to 9 percent, the biggest increase among demographic groups reported by the Department of Labor.

The unemployment rate for black men rose just one-tenth of a percentage point. The unemployment rate for white men rose three-tenths of a point to 6.2 percent. The unemployment rate for white women remained at 5.3 percent.

Asian unemployment also jumped in January. The rate went from 5.8 to 6.6 percent. The Department of Labor does not separate Asian unemployment by sex.

The unemployment rate for Hispanic men fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.9 percent. The rate for Hispanic women rose from 8.8 percent to 9.2 percent.

The jump in unemployment for black women as the Biden administration begins makes for an awkward contrast with the administration’s goal of lowering racial and gender inequalities.

“I’ve been an economist for a long time, and one of the areas where I’ve focused my attention is on the racial disparity in economic outcomes,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in talk with members from local Black Chambers of Commerce on Friday.

The loss of jobs following Biden’s election is already testing that focus. 

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/02/05/black-women-hit-hardest-by-biden-ployment-slump/

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The BIG Switch.

 By Rick Hayes 

Biden's immigration policy is NOT meant to increase the Democrats' voter base. Instead, it is intended to replace the Democrat voter base.

The plan is to incorporate upwards of twenty million new Mexican and South American illegal immigrants into the Democrat party to replace the newly awakened American minority voter who voted for Trump or other Republican candidates.

The Biden administration sees amnesty and open borders as a way of survival for the Democrat party. A party whose policies have decimated American minorities for decades. 

Instead of changing their genocidal policies, the Democrats will intentionally substitute black and Hispanic Americans with the ignorant and desperate in Mexico and South America.

It is time for the American minority community to strongly oppose this policy to save their future generations.

Friday, February 19, 2021

We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April

 By Marty Makary | The Wall Street Journal 

ILLUSTRATION: MARTIN KOZLOWSKI

Covid cases have dropped 77% in six weeks. Experts should level with the public about the good news.

Amid the dire Covid warnings, one crucial fact has been largely ignored: Cases are down 77% over the past six weeks. If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we’d call it a miracle pill. Why is the number of cases plummeting much faster than experts predicted?

In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing. Testing has been capturing only from 10% to 25% of infections, depending on when during the pandemic someone got the virus. Applying a time-weighted case capture average of 1 in 6.5 to the cumulative 28 million confirmed cases would mean about 55% of Americans have natural immunity.

Now add people getting vaccinated. As of this week, 15% of Americans have received the vaccine, and the figure is rising fast. Former Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb estimates 250 million doses will have been delivered to some 150 million people by the end of March.

There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection. As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.

Antibody studies almost certainly underestimate natural immunity. Antibody testing doesn’t capture antigen-specific T-cells, which develop “memory” once they are activated by the virus. Survivors of the 1918 Spanish flu were found in 2008—90 years later—to have memory cells still able to produce neutralizing antibodies.

Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute found that the percentage of people mounting a T-cell response after mild or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection consistently exceeded the percentage with detectable antibodies. T-cell immunity was even present in people who were exposed to infected family members but never developed symptoms. A group of U.K. scientists in September pointed out that the medical community may be under-appreciating the prevalence of immunity from activated T-cells.

Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. would also suggest much broader immunity than recognized. About 1 in 600 Americans has died of Covid-19, which translates to a population fatality rate of about 0.15%. The Covid-19 infection fatality rate is about 0.23%. These numbers indicate that roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population has had the infection.

In my own conversations with medical experts, I have noticed that they too often dismiss natural immunity, arguing that we don’t have data. The data certainly doesn’t fit the classic randomized-controlled-trial model of the old-guard medical establishment. There’s no control group. But the observational data is compelling.

I have argued for months that we could save more American lives if those with prior Covid-19 infection forgo vaccines until all vulnerable seniors get their first dose. Several studies demonstrate that natural immunity should protect those who had Covid-19 until more vaccines are available. Half my friends in the medical community told me: Good idea. The other half said there isn’t enough data on natural immunity, despite the fact that reinfections have occurred in less than 1% of people—and when they do occur, the cases are mild.

But the consistent and rapid decline in daily cases since Jan. 8 can be explained only by natural immunity. Behavior didn’t suddenly improve over the holidays; Americans traveled more over Christmas than they had since March. Vaccines also don’t explain the steep decline in January. Vaccination rates were low and they take weeks to kick in.

My prediction that Covid-19 will be mostly gone by April is based on laboratory data, mathematical data, published literature and conversations with experts. But it’s also based on direct observation of how hard testing has been to get, especially for the poor. If you live in a wealthy community where worried people are vigilant about getting tested, you might think that most infections are captured by testing. But if you have seen the many barriers to testing for low-income Americans, you might think that very few infections have been captured at testing centers. Keep in mind that most infections are asymptomatic, which still triggers natural immunity.

Many experts, along with politicians and journalists, are afraid to talk about herd immunity. The term has political overtones because some suggested the U.S. simply let Covid rip to achieve herd immunity. That was a reckless idea. But herd immunity is the inevitable result of viral spread and vaccination. When the chain of virus transmission has been broken in multiple places, it’s harder for it to spread—and that includes the new strains.

Herd immunity has been well-documented in the Brazilian city of Manaus, where researchers in the Lancet reported the prevalence of prior Covid-19 infection to be 76%, resulting in a significant slowing of the infection. Doctors are watching a new strain that threatens to evade prior immunity. But countries where new variants have emerged, such as the U.K., South Africa and Brazil, are also seeing significant declines in daily new cases. The risk of new variants mutating around the prior vaccinated or natural immunity should be a reminder that Covid-19 will persist for decades after the pandemic is over. It should also instill a sense of urgency to develop, authorize and administer a vaccine targeted to new variants.

Some medical experts privately agreed with my prediction that there may be very little Covid-19 by April but suggested that I not to talk publicly about herd immunity because people might become complacent and fail to take precautions or might decline the vaccine. But scientists shouldn’t try to manipulate the public by hiding the truth. As we encourage everyone to get a vaccine, we also need to reopen schools and society to limit the damage of closures and prolonged isolation. Contingency planning for an open economy by April can deliver hope to those in despair and to those who have made large personal sacrifices.

Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, chief medical adviser to Sesame Care, and author of “The Price We Pay.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/well-have-herd-immunity-by-april-11613669731?mod=searchresults_pos3&page=1

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Against the urging of medical experts, city of Sarasota eliminates mask mandate


By Timothy Fanning | Sarasota Herald-Tribune


SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Going against the urging of four medical doctors and other local health experts, the majority of Sarasota city commissioners have agreed to eliminate the city’s mandatory mask ordinance.

The mandate for face coverings in public, put in place last July, was largely rendered symbolic in September after Gov. Ron DeSantis cut local governments’ ability to enforce it.

Those in the majority on the City Commission felt that masks were too “burdensome” for residents and businesses, and because the city could not punish those who did not comply, what was the point in keeping the mandate in place? Besides, people are just going to do what they want, they contended.

“This was one of those ordinances that was done as a public spectacle,” said Vice Mayor Erik Arroyo. “People don’t really respect us as a commission for us trying to regulate every single little thing. It might make us feel good about passing it, but it just doesn’t work, and I think we need to stop this now.”

https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/sarasota/2021/02/18/against-urging-medical-community-sarasota-strips-away-its-mask-mandate/6792761002/

Thursday, February 18, 2021

How About Democrats Pay KKK Reparations to Black Republicans?

 By Larry O'Connor  |Townhall.com 

Photo Source: AP Photo/File

The Democratic Party should pay reparations to black Republicans who have suffered at the hands of the KKK.

Hear me out.

Make no mistake, the Democrats and their allies in the Marxist Black Lives Matter organization are moving this country toward a "national conversation" about reparations.

Side note: Have you noticed that whenever we have a race-related "national conversation," it always ends up being sanctimonious, Marxist tenured professors lecturing the rest of us about how evil and racist and privileged we are, and if you deny it, it proves you're racist? And the solution to the evil racism that you exhibit is to take more of your money and give it to Democrats in government where they pay for big programs that enrich those tenured professors, make inner-cities even worse, and then ten years later we are poised for another "national conversation"?

Yeah, well, they're getting us ready for another one of those "national conversations" and this time it will be about reparations for slavery.

Before that conversation gets driven down our throats by the Harris-Biden presidential ticket, how about Republicans get in front of this issue?

How about instead of moving toward reparations for slavery (which has challenges logistically and judicially), we move for something a little more tangible?

I mean, let's face it, it's nearly impossible to identify who, specifically, would be responsible for paying these reparations, right? Descendants of the slave owners? OK, try to trace that out, I suppose. But, logically, their reparation payment should only go to the descendants of those African-Americans their ancestors owned.

Also, isn't it unjust to punish a person for the sins of their fathers? I mean, this is a fundamental understanding the Western world has always embraced. But the Left would have us punish, through taxation, the great, great, great-grandchildren for slavery.

So what do we do?

Having the US government pay the reparations would be even more unjust. It would also tax black Americans and the descendants of immigrants who arrived on these shores years after the Civil War. Why should their descendants' money pay for an evil act that occurred when they were living in another country? Also, technically speaking, the United States government did not own slaves, so why should the government pay for the sins of some (a very small percentage) of her citizens?

Meanwhile, there are very real victims still alive who suffered from systemic and violent racism at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Many are still alive to tell their stories. Or, their children are alive and have suffered greatly due to the terror inflicted upon them by the Klan.

The KKK's terror was specifically directed at black Americans who dared to vote. And, how did they vote? They voted Republican. Furthermore, the Klan was populated by Democrats. Southern, racist, segregationist Democrats. And their reign of terror began because they had to terrify newly freed African-Americans from voting. Because these Klansmen knew they would vote Republican.

How powerful did the Klan's political clout grow? In 1924, organized Klansmen marched through the streets of New York and attended the Democratic National Convention that nominated Woodrow Wilson for the presidency. After winning office, Woodrow screened the racist ode to the Klan "Birth of a Nation," a film produced by racist Hollywood producers. It was the first film ever screened at the White House.

Spoiler alert: the film rationalizes and glorifies the rise of the Klan.

From the Wilson presidency, the intertwined narratives of the Klan and Democratic Party were inseparable. It's no mistake that Exalted Cyclops of the West Virginia Klan Robert Byrd chose the Dems when he went into politics.

Byrd rose to the level of Majority Leader of the Senate because his fellow Democrats saw him as a leader and an inspiration. Joe Biden had nothing but praise for the Klansman after his death.

FLASHBACK: 10 years ago today Joe Biden delivered a eulogy for Senate segregationist and former KKK "Exalted Cyclops" leader Robert Byrd. He called him a "mentor," a "guide," and a "friend." Byrd once led a KKK chapter with 150 members.

Video at:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1278732729174106114

In short: Democrats not only benefited from the rise of the KKK by silencing Republican votes in the South, but they also welcomed their members into their ranks and celebrated them.

Do you want some reparations? This is a pretty easy argument to make. The violence of the KKK against black Republicans was real, historic, well-documented, and recent. And the one entity that benefited most (if not encouraged it and/or participated in it) was the Democratic Party, which still exists.

Why not go after those deep pockets?

https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/08/19/how-about-democrats-pay-kkk-reparations-to-black-republicans-n2574664?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=08/20/2020&bcid=1fc1e949433a1b38c9a8ce7ccadbc008&recip=26772260

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How the Left Hijacked Civil Rights 

By Robert L. Woodson Sr. and Joshua Mitchell | The Wall Street Journal 

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr with James Forman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (left) and singer Harry Belafonte, April 30, 1965. - Photo: Bettmann Archive

For centuries black Americans debated how to overcome racism—but they always emphasized human agency and individual responsibility.

The civil-rights movement, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , helped deliver America from the historic sins of slavery and Jim Crow by forcing the nation to confront the full humanity of its black citizens. King’s words and actions glorified America by transfiguring its racial wound and revealing its redemptive promise. Yet today many black leaders have lost sight of King altogether and are aiding and abetting the crucifixion of their own people. Rather than hope, they see despair; rather than the Easter Sunday of true liberation, they offer the bleak Good Friday of never-ending misery.

The history of black American responses to slavery and Jim Crow generally followed three paths. They were hotly debated, but all emphasized human agency, sought liberation, and rejected despair.

First, there were the recolonization or “back to Africa” movements championed by the likes of Marcus Garvey. These movements sought an exit from America.

Second, there were the insurrectionists of the 19th century, who believed that black Americans should engage in armed rebellion or vocal opposition so that they might find a home in this country. Here lie Nat Turner and, later, W.E.B. Du Bois. They wanted to have their resistant voice heard in America.

Third, there were accommodationist movements of the sort undertaken by Booker T. Washington, who thought that loyalty to America was the best course.

Exit, voice, loyalty—however different these strategies were, each supposed that human agency mattered, that oppression wasn’t destiny. That is why, even amid great struggle, black Americans responded by building their own institutions and businesses. Great universities, medical schools, hotels, restaurants, movie companies and even a flight school sprung up. All of this was self-financed—and made possible by two-parent families, churches and other cultural institutions that provided shelter against the outside storm of racism.

In the 20th century, that same creative conflict between these three schools of thought reappeared. Debaters included the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Africa, which sought to establish a separate black state within our borders as an exit strategy.

King offered an inspiring combination of the strategies of loyalty and voice. In 1960, when students in Greensboro, N.C., became frustrated with the slow pace of legal action favored by Thurgood Marshall, King was sent to discourage them from engaging in civil disobedience. The students told King to lead, follow or get out of the way. They were determined to liberate themselves. They understood the difficulties and were undeterred by the obstacles. Like King, they were willing to persevere toward justice even when it was inconvenient, and to suffer the consequences of their actions. Hope, not hopelessness, animated all that they did.

King paid a heavy personal price for his hope that America was redeemable. Twice his home was bombed; once, his wife and daughter were nearly killed. Surrounded by hundreds of angry, armed black men after that bombing, he discouraged retaliatory violence. He was assaulted several times, and jailed as well, but he remained steadfast in his commitment to nonviolence. He united black Americans behind the proposition that racism is evil in itself, not simply because white people visited it upon blacks, and that all must unite to combat evil. He warned us about the self-destructive path of violence, not only for blacks but for the whole nation.

One of the original arguments to justify slavery was that blacks were morally inferior and thus incapable of self-government. John C. Calhoun famously asserted: “There is no instance of any civilized colored race of any shade being found equal to the establishment and maintenance of free government.” Black efforts at self-liberation in the 19th and 20th centuries were based on the opposite assumption.

Today many black leaders defer to angry white progressives who make the same arguments about blacks’ lack of moral agency, reject the country’s founding principles, and seek to undermine its institutions. For months, the radical left has been exploiting the country’s genuine concern for fairness to keep blacks in a constant state of agitation, anger and grievance, urging them toward behavior that lives down to the slanderous stereotypes of white supremacists. The leaders of these movements insist that every inequity suffered by blacks is caused by institutional and structural racism, that they have no power to liberate themselves, and that they will remain oppressed until white people change. Even to raise the issue of what role self-determination plays for blacks earns you the label of “racist.”

Civil-rights organizations and their leadership, as well as the Congressional Black Caucus, need to wake up before it’s too late. A faction of black leaders has been silent about, or complicit in, the takeover of the civil-rights movement by the radical left. The effect of this is not to glorify black achievement but to crucify low-income blacks, who are represented in national media outlets by their worst-behaved members, and bear the brunt of the attacks by the woke radical left on the cities where they live.

“Justice” for black America cannot be achieved by framing it solely through the distorted lens of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others in fatal police encounters. For every unarmed black American killed by the police, hundreds are killed in neighborhood homicides.

Those who call for the defunding of police departments, such as leaders of the official Black Lives Matter organization, are silent about this inconvenient truth. They have a narrative and cannot let the facts get in the way. Their story is that the whole of American history is stained and the whole of America must be overthrown. When citizens declare that they support Black Lives Matter, do they share its opposition to the nuclear family, its objective of abolishing the police, and its view that the Christian cross is a symbol of white supremacy? These positions of the organization—language that has largely been scrubbed from its website—in no way improve the lives of black Americans. They give up on black America and encourage its needless suffering.

Like all Americans, blacks have triumphed over their circumstances only when they have adopted bourgeois virtues such as hard work, respect for learning, self-discipline, faith and personal responsibility. In the 19th century, Frederick Douglass found reading to be the key to his own personal liberation amid slavery, and he understood that whites deliberately withheld literacy from blacks precisely because it was so valuable. Bourgeois values drove blacks to build the powerful religious, fraternal, and other voluntary associations that helped them thrive in the worst days of Jim Crow and cultivated the essential virtues in the next generation.

There would have been no civil-rights movement without this. But radical progressives now insist that such virtues are the legacy of white supremacy, colonialist values that reflect the continuing bondage of blacks to oppressive Western culture. The only “authentic” expression of blackness in America, they claim, is the opposite of bourgeois self-restraint and discipline—indulging in the passions of the moment, whether anarchic rioting, insulting teachers or other unsalutary forms of expression. The radical left—disdaining exhortations toward work, family and faith as “respectability politics”—argues that blacks should feel free to indulge their “true” nature, echoing the age-old white-supremacist notion that said nature is violent, lascivious and incapable of self-restraint.

The slave masters’ trick of old was to dissuade blacks from adopting bourgeois values precisely so they could be kept in servitude. Marriage was forbidden and families were split apart. Douglass observed that slaves were encouraged to indulge in drink and debauchery during the holidays so they would be “led to think that there was little to choose between liberty and slavery. We felt, and very properly too, that we had almost as well be slaves to man as to rum. So, when the holidays ended, we staggered up from the filth of our wallowing, took a long breath, and marched to the field—feeling, upon the whole, rather glad to go, from what our master had deceived us into a belief was freedom, back to the arms of slavery.”

But there were always those who saw through the trick and used the holidays to hunt, make items for sale, visit distant family members, and hire out their own labor. Some of these were even able—eventually—to purchase their freedom.

Tellingly, leftist elites teach their own children the values of working and studying hard even as they encourage behavior among blacks that will make sure they remain uncompetitive but “authentic.” By the time young blacks today discover, as did the slaves of Douglass’s time, that freedom understood as “do whatever you feel like” is no way to build a worthwhile life, it will be too late. The fruits of the civil-rights movement’s hard labor—teaching the young to be so self-disciplined that they were able to resist responding in kind to hatred and abuse from whites—will have been lost.

We must turn away from the present course, which preaches despair rather than hope. Black achievement must be glorified. The crucifixion of black America by the radical left must halt. There is a grander, more fruitful future for us all.

Mr. Woodson, a veteran of the civil-rights movement, is founder and president of the Woodson Center and author, most recently, of “Lessons From the Least of These: The Woodson Principles.” Mr. Mitchell is a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Center for the American Way of Life and author of “American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of Our Time.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-left-hijacked-civil-rights-11610748711?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For additional information about civil rights history, see the posting on this blog ”Republicans and Democrats Did Not Switch Sides On Racism” at: http://blackrepublican.blogspot.com/p/the-party-of-civil-rights-by-kevin-d.html