Former President Donald Trump made his first public speech since leaving office at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
BY SCOTT JOHNSON | Powerline
The gentleman from Madame Tussauds emerged from storage yesterday to read remarks celebrating 50 million COVID-19 vaccinations. Whoever prepared the text is seeking to exploit the ignorance of Biden supporters and others who may devote 23 minutes of their lives to taking it in.
The lords of Amazon have put me in mind of Joseph Stalin this morning. I see Biden in this light. He is the source of all that is good and true. Simon Sebag Montefiore put it this way in a Times book review:
The Bolsheviks viewed the ideology of Marxism as essentially scientific in its analysis of human progress, and science was always a vital part of their conception of the Soviet Union, which they trumpeted as the first state ever founded on “scientific” principles. Its rulers, particularly Lenin and Stalin, regarded themselves as manifestations of the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” which gave them the authority to adjudicate on everything in society, including the arts and sciences. Lenin was an intellectual, at home as much in the British Museum Library as in the Kremlin. Stalin was a published romantic poet and enthusiastic autodidact with a library of thousands of books, not only read but annotated. They had the confidence to interfere in every genre of art and every discipline of science. Stalin would soon be hailed as the all-knowing coryphaeus (leader of the chorus in Greek drama) of science.
Uncle Joe, as I think of him in this context, is all but the inventor and distributor of the vaccine. His unnamed predecessor has been “disappeared” from the history. He not only didn’t have anything to do with the vaccine, he was an obstacle to it. Uncle Joe — he’s the “vaccinator” in chief (emphasis on the last syllable or you will be eliminated).
John called out the thoroughgoing gracelessness of Biden’s performance here yesterday. Watching Biden speak, one sees something beyond the gracelessness. Staring blankly at the teleprompter, easily confused, struggling to read and articulate, Biden appears to be out of it. He’s losing it, if he hasn’t yet lost it altogether. We need the little boy to shout out, “The emperor wears no clothes!”
Toward the end of his remarks Biden “pushes” (his word) his $1.9 trillion “recovery plan.” The lying is out of control.
Biden chooses “to close with this. The question I’m asked most often is, when will things get back to normal?”
Biden’s answer combines the lying and the gracelessness that permeate these remarks. The preface is a giveaway: “My answer is always honest and straightforward.” This is Biden’s version of “to be perfectly frank.”
“I can’t give you a date. I can only promise that we’ll work as hard as we can to make that day come as soon as possible. While things are improving are we’re going from a mess we inherited to moving in the right direction at a significant speed, this is not a victory lap.”
Translation: Not any time soon.
Tucker: Experts scrambling to avoid humiliation for their pandemic response
A disturbing revelation about how the flu was used as an excuse by politicians and other officials to devastate our economy, destroy lives and cause the death of thousands of innocent Americans.
The Ledger Report: Bombshell Truth about Covid: the Pandemic that Never Was!
Not only are the death by Wuhan coronavirus numbers horribly and politically inflated, but the “science” of the spread and who is most vulnerable has been staring at the CDC and the rest of government for nearly a year. This never was an actual “pandemic”. The government response to COVID-19 is nothing more than a partisan attack. Graham Ledger speaks with the author of the book Covid-19: Lockdowns on Trial about the dangerous mistakes government perpetrated on Americans and why the so-called “pandemic” is over!
STUDY: Long term mask use breeds microbes that infiltrate the lungs and contribute to advanced stage lung cancer
By: Lance D Johnson
A new study finds that cultivation and enrichment of microbes on the face can infiltrate the lungs through unconscious aspirations and cause inflammatory responses and advanced stage lung cancer. The nose and the mouth were designed to take in oxygen without strain, uninhibited. The oxygen travels down the trachea and splits off into two tubes called the bronchi. From there, the oxygen travels down a series of bronchioles until it reaches the alveoli, which are tiny air sacs covered with blood vessels. These air sacs take the oxygen directly to the heart, where it is dispersed throughout the body.
When a person exhales, the process is put in reverse and the lungs exhale carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide gas is the vehicle that allows the organ systems to rid the body of wastes. When this process is obstructed or restrained for prolonged periods of time, the lungs and the heart struggle to nourish the rest of the body. Long term mask wearing also hinders the body’s natural ability to detoxify wastes, creates an acidic environment, and slowly strains the organ systems throughout the body.
Masks are priming the lungs for inflammation and lung cancer pathology
A study published in the journal Cancer Discovery finds that lung cancer progresses when the lungs are forced to regurgitate microbes. Prolonged mask use creates a moist environment that cultivates microbes. This toxic environment not only forces the person to regurgitate their own wastes, but also inundates the lungs with microbes that cause a toxic environment that feeds lung cancer.
The researchers found that the lungs are not just a sterile environment. When microbes inundate the lungs, they can active an immune response. This causes inflammatory proteins such as the cytokine IL-17 to appear.
Microbes that are normally found in the mouth can make their way into the lungs. “Given the known impact of IL-17 and inflammation on lung cancer, we were interested in determining if the enrichment of oral commensals in the lungs could drive an IL-17-type inflammation and influence lung cancer progression and prognosis,” said Leopoldo Segal, Director of the Lung Microbiome Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University Grossman School of Medicine. (Related: Masked schoolchildren are harmed physically, psychologically, behaviorally and suffer from 24 distinct health issues.)
Masks cultivate and enrich microbes that infiltrate the lungs and cause immune suppression
The research team used diagnostic clinical bronchoscopies to analyze the lung microbiomes of 83 untreated adult patients who were diagnosed with lung cancer. They identified the composition of each microbial environment and documented which genes were expressed as a result. They found that lung tissue from patients with advanced state lung cancer (stages 3b-4) was more enriched with microbes than lung tissue of patients who had early stage disease.
This increased enrichment of oral bacteria in the lungs was also associated with decreased chance of survival, no matter the stage of tumors. The bacteria colonies that caused the most damage was Veillonella, Prevotella, and Streptococcus bacteria, all of which are more readily cultivated in a mask. Tumor progression was associated with the enrichment of Veillonella, Prevotella, Streptococcus, and Rothia bacteria. The cultivated microbes infiltrate the lungs and affect genetic expression, namely the p53, PI3K/PTEN, ERK, and IL-6/IL-8 signaling pathways.
In further evaluation, the cultivation of Veillonella parvula in the lungs of mice led to expression of inflammatory proteins, increased expression of IL-17, and the presence of immune suppressing cells. “Given the results of our study, it is possible that changes to the lung microbiome could be used as a biomarker to predict prognosis or to stratify patients for treatment,” said Segal. Prolonged mask wearing not only puts strain on the heart and lungs but also cultivates a microbial environment that is more likely to infiltrate the lungs and create an environment of cancer.
CDC data shows that COVID-19 survival rate for adults is 99.98%; chances of surviving coronavirus is over 99.9% for most age groups
The coronavirus pandemic which started in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has claimed at least 253,600 American lives, according to the latest tracking data from Johns Hopkins University. In September, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (IHME) predicted that more than 410,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 by the end of 2020.
With governments around the world imposing a new round of lockdowns to combat the second wave of coronavirus, the question remains: Just how deadly is the coronavirus? Who are the most vulnerable and why? To answer some of these questions, researchers and public-health officials use the infection fatality rate to determine how to respond to the deadly virus.
In late August, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its findings on the survival rates for COVID-19 and its controversial provisional death counts. CDC said there is a high survival rate for COVID-19 and individuals are more likely to survive the coronavirus after contracting it. According to the CDC data, 94 percent of all coronavirus deaths, on average, have 2 or more pre-existing conditions or causes per death or co-morbidities.
Based on the stats, it means that less than 10,000 Americans or 6% of the 161,392 US deaths are related to COVID-19 only. Put another way, 94% of Americans who died from COVID-19 had other “types of health conditions and contributing causes” in addition to the virus, the CDC said in the updated report.
The latest CDC data on new survival rates for COVID-19 includes five COVID-19 pandemic planning scenarios “that are designed to help inform decisions by public health officials who use mathematical modeling, and by mathematical modelers throughout the federal government.” According to the CDC, each scenario is based on a set of numerical values for biological and epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 illness, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The five COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios also represent a range of possible parameters for COVID-19 in the United States. All parameter values are based on current COVID-19 surveillance data and scientific knowledge. “Scenarios 1 through 4 are based on parameter values that represent the lower and upper bounds of disease severity and viral transmissibility (moderate to very high severity and transmissibility),” the CDC explained. The CDC says that Scenario 5 represents a current best estimate about viral transmission and disease severity in the United States, with the same caveat: the parameter values will change as more data become available.
Below is a quick summary of the CDC COVID-19 Survival Rates.
Age 0-19 — 99.997%
Age 20-49 — 99.98%
Age 50-69 — 99.5%
Age 70+ — 94.6%
Below is Infection Fatality Ratio for Scenario 5: Current Best Estimate
Age 0-19 years: 0.00003
Age 20-49 years: 0.0002
Age 50-69 years: 0.005
Age 70+ years: 0.054
Looking at this data, one can argue that, the most vulnerable age group does (Age 70 and older) does okay with an Infection Fatality Ratio of 0.054. This CDC data should also be sufficient for everyone to feel safe, get the kids back in school, and return back to work. The findings also cast doubts on mainstream media narratives about the potential lockdown later in the year.
Since most in our major news outlets remained silent refuse to cover the news. The state of the media is so bad that it takes a foreign journalist to report the news. Adam Creighton, an Economics Editor, of The Australian and Co-Host of Business Weekend at Sky News Australia, said this on Twitter, “The US govt last week updated the survival rates (i.e., IF infected) for Covid19: …Didn’t see it reported much.”
Below is a screenshot of Table 1 of the CDC 5 planning scenarios.
In Table 1 below, the Parameter Values that vary among the five COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios. The scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning. They are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as we learn more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. Additional parameter values might be added in the future (e.g., population density, household transmission, and/or race and ethnicity).
CDC is not alone in predicting a high survival rate for COVID-19 survival rate. Another study conducted by Stockholms Universitet in June 2020, reached a similar conclusion. The study titled, “Predicted COVID-19 Fatality Rates Based on Age, Sex, Comorbidities, and Health System Capacity,” found there is a 99.99 percent chance of surviving Covid-19. The study further suggests that the fatality rate from COVID-19 varies greatly across countries.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
By Kyle Becker
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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.
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.”
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.”
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
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
Monday, February 22, 2021
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.”