Saturday, August 06, 2022

PayPal Unfreezes Moms for Liberty Account After Gov. DeSantis Crackdown on WOKE Banking

 By Catherine Salgado and Gabriela Pariseau


PayPal has reportedly unfrozen Moms for Liberty’s account funds after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his state would crack down on woke banking.

Payment platform PayPal allowed grassroots, anti-woke education group Moms for Liberty to access its funds after DeSantis’s new initiative against woke banking, Florida’s Voice reported. Moms for Liberty co-founder Tina Descovich reportedly told Florida’s Voice that her organization had been using PayPal for more than a year before the platform censored the group.

Descovich reportedly said that many Moms for Liberty donors give monthly and automatically through PayPal. The payment processor not only stopped these donor payments but froze $4,500 belonging to Moms for Liberty, and prohibited any transfer of the money out of the account, according to Florida’s Voice. PayPal subsequently reversed its block by unfreezing the funds.

PayPal notified Descovich that Moms for Liberty’s accounts were initially frozen during DeSantis’s July 15 speech at the Moms for Liberty National Summit, according to Florida’s Voice. The funds were unfrozen after DeSantis announced his initiative against woke banking.

This is not the first time Big Tech giants have censored Moms for Liberty. Descovich told MRC Free Speech America in an interview in February that Facebook censored nearly 30 Moms for Liberty chapter pages and groups for “completely benign” content.

At the time, she expressed concern about potential future censorship. “I think there’s great concerns,” she said. “Social media is now the town hall square. It’s where people get together. It’s where they communicate. It really inhibits and impacts communication from just the general public … to be able to discuss current issues. I think it’s important and if our pages keep going down, it makes people not want to participate.”

Twitter has since joined Facebook’s ranks in censoring Moms for Liberty. Last week, the group chided California in a Twitter post for putting children “at extreme risk from predatory adults.” Twitter removed the tweet for “hateful conduct,” according to screenshots in a Post Millennial report.

DeSantis’s announcement, which seemingly helped Moms for Liberty, specifically targeted woke environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) used by banks and fund managers. ESG is repeatedly billed as a “socially conscious” movement, and investors use it to screen their potential investments. As DeSantis noted, woke elites often use ESG to target groups and push a certain ideological agenda.

“They’re using things like social credit scores to be able to marginalize people that they don’t like,” DeSantis said, according to Florida’s Voice.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/catherine-salgado/2022/08/04/paypal-unfreezes-moms-liberty-account-after-gov

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Our Established Religion

By Robert Spencer 

The First Amendment says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” but make no mistake: we do have an established religion in the United States today. It’s woke Leftism.

Wokeism, including sexual confusion, contempt for masculinity, erasure of femininity, obsession with racism real and imagined (mostly the latter), is the religion that the U.S. government backs and fosters today. There are pride flags at U.S. embassies around the world, openly “gender fluid” and transgender government officials, and fulsome praise for Leftist societal and sexual fads from officials at the highest levels, including the president of the United States himself. It became clear during the presidential administration of Joe Biden that establishment, like religion itself, is inescapable: just as individuals who insist that they are atheists have some central focus and guiding force and principle in their lives, that is, something that takes the place and serves the purpose of a religion, so governments will endorse and even impose certain values.

On May 5, 2022, the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced that it was planning to “interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on sex found in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program (7 USC § 2011 et seq.), to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” This new interpretation would mean that “state and local agencies, program operators and sponsors that receive funds from FNS must investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Those organizations must also update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.”

This new policy required schools that received federal funding for lunch programs to endorse and promote the transgenderism, including allowing biological men to use women’s bathrooms. If any school refused to comply, it would be denied federal funds.

This Agriculture Department decree was just one example of a myriad of ways in which Biden’s handlers were pushing the woke agenda upon the American people. On June 15, 2022, Biden signed what his administration called an “historic executive order” that was designed to aid in “advancing LGTBQI+ equality during Pride Month.” The White House press office stated proudly: “President Biden believes that no one should face discrimination because of who they are or whom they love. Since President Biden took office, he has championed the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans and people around the world, accelerating the march towards full equality.” To this end, the White House announced plans to end “conversion therapy,” that is, efforts to convince young people not to be homosexual, or even to convince those suffering gender confusion that they should not seek to alter themselves through surgery and pharmaceuticals so that they could pretend to be a member of the opposite sex.

“As a candidate,” the White House said, “President Biden pledged to help end so-called ‘conversion therapy’ – a discredited and dangerous practice that seeks to suppress or change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQI+ people. Today, President Biden is using his executive authority to launch an initiative to protect children across America and crack down on this harmful practice, which every major medical association in the United States has condemned.” This opened the possibility that those who tried to fight the prevailing gender fantasy and madness could face criminal prosecution.

Joe Biden, or the shadowy figures who were actually making the decisions in his administration, was establishing a religion for his people: rewarding the orthodox and punishing the heretical and their institutions in ways that would make the heresy less appealing and put it on the road to extinction. The most obvious difference, of course, is that Biden’s Leftism isn’t generally recognized as a religion, although it very much is one, as can be seen all over, for instance in the transgender pronoun fantasies and hunt for heretics who dare to “misgender” a particular fantasist, and the fervor with which supporters of abortion vowed to fight against all restrictions to the practice after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

But since this secular ideology is not understood to be a religion, it is not seen as an established creed in violation of the First Amendment, as it would be in a sane polity. If it were, then the solution to it would also be found in the First Amendment, in the prohibition of such an establishment, and provisions such as school lunch money being withheld from schools that refused to indulge insane gender faddism would be seen as establishing a religion, and accordingly ended. But don’t watch for that to happen here.

https://gellerreport.com/2022/07/our-established-religion.html/?lctg=103795369

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Desperate Democrats Test Run Diabolical Mid-term Election Fraud Scheme

By Frances Presley Rice 

What you are about to watch is a nightmare. It is not meant to be prophetic, it need not happen, it's the fervent and urgent prayer of all men of good will that it never shall happen. But in this place, in this moment, it does happen. This is the Twilight Zone. -  Rod Serling

Given our declining economy that's in recession and hurting average Americans, a massive red wave is predicted for the 2022 mid-term elections, a nightmare for Democrats and they are in panic mode.

Angry voters are poised to kick out of power the tyrannical Democrats who are bent on transforming America into their version of a socialist utopia, which, in reality, will be a socialist  nightmare. 

"Picture if you will" the depths desperate Democrats will sink, including election fraud, to thwart the will of the people and hold on to power.

Connecting some dots will provide a window into the election fraud Twilight Zone concocted by socialist Democrats who are colluding with corrupt media cohorts.

Here are the dots:

First dot: Democrat-friendly pollsters have begun publishing incredulous polls that show Democrats with a generic election preference edge, contrary to earlier polling.

Notably, in his July 1, 2022 article "Poll: GOP Holds Same Generic Ballot Lead as Week Before Roe Overturned," Nick Gilbertson wrote: "A Rasmussen Reports poll reveals that a generic Republican candidate holds the same 5-point lead over a generic Democrat candidate as the week before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade."

Then, curiously, on July 22, 2002 a somewhat more rosy election picture was painted by Mark Murray in his article "Generic ballot position has improved for Democrats — but be careful reading the numbers."

Murray wrote:

"Historically, the generic ballot has overstated Democratic performance.

"The generic ballot numbers have been climbing for Democrats in polling over the past month.

"Despite President Joe Biden’s approval rating in the 30s, a recent Quinnipiac poll found 45% of registered voters wanting Democrats to control the U.S. House of Representatives, versus 44% who want Republicans in charge — a shift from when Republicans held a 5-point advantage on this question in June, 46%-41%.

Additionally, the online Politico/Morning Consult poll has Democrats leading by 4 points, 45%-41% — after it was tied in June."

Nine days later, on July 31, 2022, a more realistic generic preference was presented by Bonchie in an article "CBS News Poll Provides Red Flag After Red Flag for Democrats."

The article by Bonchie includes this sentence: "Is the Democrat Party on the rebound heading into November’s mid-term elections? If the latest CBS News poll is any indication, the answer is a resounding 'no.'"

That same day, July 31, 2022, another article was published "Strategists: Fake Missouri Poll Underestimates Trump Support in 2024 Primary."

In that article, Matthew Boyle wrote: "Several Republican strategists told Breitbart News on Sunday that a Missouri poll commissioned by campaign operatives associated with Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate campaign deliberately undercounts former President Donald Trump’s support in an effort to boost Schmitt in the final days of the race."

Second Dot: Secure in the knowledge that U.S. news organizations are entrusted with reporting vote counts and declaring winners, Democrats orchestrated a test run of their election fraud scheme, using an obscure Kalamazoo-based television station in West Michigan.

Details about this insidious test run are included in the article "West Michigan television station says it accidentally posted mock election results."

The article states: "In advance of Michigan’s Tuesday, Aug. 2 primary election, News Channel 3 was conducting a test of its election systems last week. In doing so, the station inadvertently published mock results on WWMT.com. The numbers used were randomly generated and did not reflect actual results."

Here are the images of the fake elections results News Channel 3 posted:


The  Michigan Department of State expressed no alarm about the fake results being published ahead of the actual election, which must have pleased the Democrats. When concerned citizens expressed outrage, various media outlets defended the Michigan station. For example, the AP published an article "Release of test election results fuels unfounded fraud claims."

Our sources of news control what we read and see and they have been influencing, manipulating, and controlling us with ease. Now, they have become political operatives and are colluding brazenly with the Democrats to manipulate elections results to favor the Democrats, betraying our trust.

The extent of the unchecked power of the media can be discerned from the article "How Media Organizations Report Election Results in Real Time."

That article exposes how news organizations declare winners based on estimated numbers of votes with no check on their numbers by responsible government election officials, even if those numbers are "mistakes."

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of every democratic society and a key feature is that each citizen’s vote counts equal. 

Joseph Stalin said “[i]t’s not the people who vote that count; it’s the people who count the votes.” 

It is imperative that we remove the power to call elections away from the media and put it back where it rightfully belongs--with our state election officials.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frances Presley Rice is a lawyer, author, producer of documentaries about black history, retired U. S. Army lieutenant colonel, and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She is the co-founder and vice president of the Yocum African American History Association and the co-author of the book Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African American History that is available on Amazon and through all national book stores.

Monday, August 01, 2022

The Russian Embassy Just Released A New Video Mocking The West: ‘Time To Move To Russia’ Where There’s ‘Traditional Values, Christianity, No Cancel Culture’

By Alicia Powe | Gateway Pundit

The Russian embassy in Spain released a video on Friday mocking the West and the sanctions it has imposed on the country.

The clip published on the embassy’s Twitter account, called “Time to move to Russia,” touts Russia’s cultural values.

“This is Russia,” a narrator speaking English with a Russian accent says in the 53-second ad. “Delicious cuisine, beautiful women, cheap gas, rich history, world-famous literature, unique architecture, fertile soil, cheap electricity and water, ballet, cheap taxi and delivery, traditional values, Christianity, no cancel culture, hospitality, vodka.”

Russia’s economy, “can withstand thousands of sanctions,” continues the voiceover.

“Time to move to Russia. Don’t delay, winter is coming, ” the viral ad concludes, quoting the ominous line from Game of Thrones.

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State-controlled Telegram channels won’t stop bragging about this video. Not sure who is the creator. But wow, just watch it. If the Russians didn’t promote it, I’d think this was a satire. Why do they think this could attract foreigners to move to Russia? “Winter is coming.”


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The Russian embassy’s reference to winter is also seen as a veiled threat to the West given Russia’s control of much of Europe’s gas supply.

In 2021, Russia supplied the EU with 40 percent of its natural gas and 27 percent of its imported oil.


In June, Russia announced it would reduce natural gas flows through a key European pipeline by 40 percent in Germany.

On Monday, the Russian government double down, announcing it would cut gas to Germany and Europe by an additional 20 percent. As a result, Hanover, Germany turned off the heat, hot water and electricity in public buildings across the city.

“Public fountains are also being switched off to save energy, and there will be no night-time lights on major buildings such as the town hall and museums” the BBC reports.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/russian-embassy-just-released-new-video-mocking-west-time-move-russia-traditional-values-christianity-no-cancel-culture/