Getting Disappeared

roger franklin [Quadrant] — “When a senior military man assails the sitting president, it must be big news. Right? Well that would seem to depend on which party controls the White House and who is doing the criticising. Scour the ABC’s recent archives for reports of not one or two Pentagon veterans but 124 of them criticising the current US President and your ABC search will come up empty.” … “The opinions of one or two former brass is big news if Republican Trump is the target of their spleen. Ten dozen-plus doing the same about Democrat Biden and … crickets.” The other thing to note is the specificity of the expressed concerns and the use, or lack of use, of the ad hominem.

Western Civilisation and its Irrational Critics. Eugene Alexander Donnini — “”

“There is nothing stopping any cultural community living in a civic Western nation from practising the traditions of their culture and religion, as long as such practices do not interfere with the rights, freedom and safety of fellow citizens which is guaranteed under the law—fundamentally derived from Enlightenment values. This is one of the primary reasons the West has been so successful and prosperous; why people from all cultures and races migrate to the West and seldom away from it. In other words, the freedom they enjoy also comes with a responsibility to recognise the freedom and rights of others in their community, regardless of religion, culture or skin colour.

There is an anti-Enlightenment alliance today that wants to destroy Western civilisation and replace it with a collectivist Marxist dictatorship, an alliance between the intelligentsia, the media, universities, politics and big business, whose ships, ideologically, are all sailing in the same direction (away from Enlightenment values) and whose policies are fundamentally left-wing (E. Harris. Exposure of the Vast Left-Wing Establishment. Huffpost. 26/2/2016). Mainstream media are, to this end, mostly “fake news” (liars), globalist agitators and propagandists.

A pattern of socioeconomic failure extends to every single Marxist state that has existed

The basis of rational, reasonable, empirical, scientific Western thought grew out of the Enlightenment and was all founded on a lack of belief in authority: the authority of the church, the aristocracy, and the state. Instead of “faith”, Enlightenment philosophers demanded investigation and evidence to seek the truth.

Getting Disappeared by Google. Vasko Kohlmayer — “I am no tech expert, but I wonder if Google has further recalibrated its search algorithms in a way that certain writers and /or websites – apparently those that present views not in line with the left’s official narratives and which can be said to belong to the political right – do not come at all in simple queries involving a name, word or phrase? Even if you specifically type the name of the website into the query you only get very limited and skewed results.”

The Green New Deal’s Shock Troops. I & I Editorial Board — “This $10 billion show, which President Joe Biden wants as part of his “infrastructure” plan, would be called the Civilian Climate Corps, its foot soldiers trained to work with community groups on projects intended to “reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters.”

Three minutes to prison. Nile McAdams — “One can be certain that remaining Twin Cities officers will weigh the political consequences of any encounter they have with the public. They understand that in the current political climate, they, too, could make a three-minute mistake and wind up in prison as sacrificial lambs to advance the political careers of the Democrat hierarchy.”

The Politics Of Ivermectin. Chuck Dinerstein — “Within medicine, this is a fight not about evidence-based care but about how much evidence is sufficient when you have little to offer when death or disability is the alternative, and there is a line stretching further than you can see waiting for your response.”

How A Year Of Unfounded, Contradictory CDC Guidelines Destroyed That Agency’s Credibility Forever. Madeline Osburn — “Will Americans ever be able to trust the CDC again after the agency mismanaged, lied, and bent to politics of this moment?” … “It’s stuffed to the brim with scientists and doctors and virologists, yet instead of rising to the occasion of a global pandemic, the bureaucracy shattered its reputation and credibility beyond repair.”

3 Persistent Myths Keeping Americans Stuck With Outdated COVID-19 Rules. Cathy Stein — “Here are few of the major COVID-19 narratives, the scientific perspective on the other side, and why ongoing restrictions should be reconsidered.” … Asymptomatic Transmission; COVID-19’s Severity; Effectiveness of Lockdowns. … “It seems that ongoing restrictions do not reflect these scientific perspectives, which have been largely censored or disregarded by policy makers. By blocking scientific debate, the adverse outcomes of lockdowns will continue.”

COVID and the Loss of Common Sense. Don Fotheringham — “Few of us are immune to the all-powerful assault of fear — of death for ourselves or those we love — a favorite toxin employed by anyone whose main goal is control of the target.”

Hilarious Picture From Mar-A-Lago Is Bringing Joy To Twitter Users. Clayton Keirns — “Look at the picture below from Mar-A-Lago, which shows Trump’s employees laughing, smiling, and trying to get a picture with him. Take a few seconds to focus on a different person each time you look at the picture. As Hull says, there is a LOT going on!”

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coercive pressure

Why Christianity And Critical Race Theory Cannot Coexist. Delano Squires — “We honor God when we acknowledge all members of the human race have equal worth. We dishonor Him when we ascribe certain sins to people based on skin color.” … “A recent book entitled “Fault Lines,” by Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr., pastor and dean at the African Christian University, directly addresses the social justice movement and how it threatens the unity of Christian believers.”

“The New Testament is full of warnings to the early church to guard against false and deceptive teachings because rejecting the clear application of the scriptures, even on the issue of race, can cause any believer to abandon the security of a structure whose foundation cannot be shaken for one that cannot stand the test of time.

The Killing of History. Keith Windschuttle — “a good symbol of all that ACARA is trying to foist onto the education system: an utterly irrelevant, wearisome offering from the boring Left of the political spectrum whose only result will be to turn students off the study of history for life.”

Critical Race Theory And Other Leftist Ideology Is Infecting Your Kids’ Standardized Tests. Jeremy Tate — “When standardized tests take up the latest political fad, the credibility of the test suffers, doing a disservice to those who desire a true education.”

When a newly-elected school board member stood up to oppose teaching critical race theory… John Klar — “Cady’s case is instructive of the coercive pressure exerted by CRT radicals against those who dare question the hasty implementation of this novel, race-based “theory.”

Dealing with Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Training. neo — “It’s hard to find a good course of action, and it depends on how much is at risk.”

The Washington Post’s Hit Piece On Josh Hawley Is Really A Hit Piece On All Conservatives. John Daniel Davidson — “Under the pretext of an investigative profile, the Post smears Sen. Josh Hawley by attacking small-town America, Christians, and the rule of law.” … “It’s hard to imagine a more dishonest and condescending piece of journalism.”

Amodei on Liz Cheney: ‘You can’t run a railroad where the person driving a locomotive hates the president of the railroad.’ Humberto Sanchez.

Republicans push FBI over ‘suicide by cop’ outrage. Byron York — “How could the FBI do such a thing? The shooter, James Hodgkinson, expressed bitter hatred for Republicans, brought guns when he moved to the Washington area, had a hit list of GOP lawmakers in his pocket when he approached the baseball practice, checked to make sure the men on the field were in fact Republicans, and then opened fire.”

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The science is in but no matter

Lockdown Mongers Can Point Fingers, But The Science Is In: They’re To Blame. Kylee Zempel — “as the data blows holes in the idea of lockdown inerrancy and the science gushes out, the ruling class is getting swept up in the current of their own failures, flailing at their opponents in a desperate attempt to divert blame.” … “As is so often the case, however, the conventional wisdom was wrong.” … “That data has gone out the window with all the other unsavory data”

“The science is surfacing, and with it the reality that our ruling classes blew it big time. They failed on lockdowns. They slashed our economy. They killed the elderly, screwed students, and ruined livelihoods. They lied about transmission, flip-flopped on guidelines that they didn’t abide by anyway, and turned our cultural climate into a fearful and isolated space. When intelligent people raised alarm bells and offered alternatives, they were scoffed at and ignored.

Now the ruling class is trying to blame those who were right from the start. Don’t let them.

Facebook Used UN Speech Codes to Ban Trump. Daniel Greenfield — “When Facebook’s Oversight Board issued its verdict on Trump, it did not cite a single item of United States law, including the First Amendment, but cited the Rabat Plan of Action, and articles of the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR, a UN Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council, and the UN’s International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).”

“The Founding Fathers did not envision a scenario in which a cartel of private companies could control the mail and eliminate all letters that were not loyal to the British Crown. The Supreme Court of the 1950s did not envision Ma Bell deciding to prevent Americans from making phone calls if their views clashed with those of the UN. But that’s the threat that has now arrived.

Woke companies aren’t just sending out emails or threatening boycotts, they’re eliminating the Bill of Rights and subjecting American political speech to the dictates of the United Nations.

This isn’t a clash between private enterprise and government officials, but a struggle between two governments, the legitimate government of the United States and the illegitimate umbrella association of tyrannies of the United Nations. If Big Tech and the UN prevail, freedom dies.

Behind The Curtain: How The New York Times Manufactures Lies For Democrats To Attack Their Opponents. Christopher Bedford — “These kinds of things aren’t one-offs, they’re how corporate media and the Democratic Party work in tandem to defeat their conservative opponents.”

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Questioning the evidence of your lyin’ eyes

Mollie Hemingway Is Writing The 2020 Election Book The Media Don’t Want You To Read. Mollie Hemingway — “The ruling class did everything in their power to make sure what happened in 2016 — a Donald Trump election victory — would never happen again in 2020.” … “If questioning the results of a presidential election were a crime, as many have asserted in the wake of the controversial 2020 election and its aftermath, nearly the entire Democratic Party and media establishment would have been incarcerated for their rhetoric following the 2016 election.”

A Phony Insurrection Brings on a Real Purge. Rick Fuentes — “For the new White House tenants, the events of January 6, 2021 ushered an opportunity to refresh the progressive narrative and raise public hackles against soldiers and cops.”

Questioning ‘the Science’ on Climate Change. Robert Murray — “What is it about “climate change” that makes it so different from every other issue?”

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Many calls to action

5 Ways Parents Are Responsible For Public Education’s Failures. Jenni White — “Lots of parents today wonder how they’ve graduated children they don’t know and who don’t have their values. Don’t be them.”

1. Parents Believe It’s Someone Else’s Job to Educate Their Kids
2. Parents Have Abandoned Their Authority on School Boards
3. Parents Make Excuses for Their Kids and Administrators Allow It
4. Parents Wait Until It’s Too Late Before Acting
5. Parents Have Allowed Administrators to Usurp Their Power

Bottom line: the education of your child or children is your job. Even if you feel intimidated by the system, there are ways to make it work for you, or to solve your family’s needs when the system won’t. You have to take the time and effort to become the education activist your child needs you to be.

Misplaced Contrition: The Psychological Origin of White Guilt. Vasko Kohlmayer — “Whatever faults the Unites States may have, it is certainly not a racist society, which is something that should be obvious to anyone with the eyes to see” … “By pleading guilty to the fake sin of racism – a most grievous sin these days – they try to evade looking at their real moral failings and thus avoid the unpalatable truth of our fallen human existence.”

If There’s Nothing to Hide, Why Are Democrats Freaking Out about the Arizona Audit? J.B. Shurk — “Compare the highly professional audit taking place in Arizona to the orchestrated chaos of the presidential election.” … “At every step of the way, America’s institutions utterly failed to safeguard the security of the 2020 election”

More Than 120 Retired Flag Officers Call On Americans To ‘Save America, Our Constitutional Republic, And Hold Those Currently In Office Accountable’. Tristan Justice — “The retired flag officers blasted the Democrats’ assault on election integrity, pursuit of open borders, rampant Silicon Valley censorship, re-engagement with the Iran nuclear deal, dismissal of energy independence highlighted through the elimination of the Keystone Pipeline, weaponization of the military to gaslight the public of right-wing threats, excuses for left-wing anarchists in city streets, and the recent confusion over nuclear code procedures at the White House.”

Former police chief: If we lose the rule of law, we are going to lose America – and we’re just about there. Pat Droney — “The rule of law in this country is all that differentiates us from third-world countries. When nobody is subject to being accountable for breaking the law—be it Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs in Portland, subway slashers in New York City, or Hillary Rodham Clinton—we have truly lost our country.”

Tuning Out Wokeism. Victor Davis Hanson — “The current madness is the stuff of history as we watch it predictably unfold, until—and if—a few, a “happy few,” finally say to the mob, “no mas.”

“What is saving the country, for now, is not the third of Americans who have bachelor’s degrees, given the university has become a woke deductive, anti-empirical, anti-Enlightenment institution. For now, the more practical two-thirds of the population who did not graduate, and either never experienced the academic mind or got out quickly after they did, are our rear guard at Thermopylae. I concede, with the sadness of a former believer in higher education, that an entire institution has failed its pledge to the Enlightenment and we are back 2,700 years to Hesiod’s warning that with material progress comes moral regress.

Grandpa Knew Best. Clarice Feldman — “My grandpa once told me, ”All my grandchildren were born smart. The longer they go to school, the dumber they get.” I thought he was teasing, but now that I’m his age, I see his point”

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de Tocqueville’s “soft tyranny”

The Social Media Witch Trial Of Trump — And America. Martin Avila — “about 20 unelected former political leaders, journalists and human rights activists have suffocated the speech of a former president of the United States of America.” … “So there you have it, America — the Bill of Rights is kaput — subsumed to relativism, faceless technocrats and an international oligarchy.”

“Facebook — along with the other Big Techies — has unabashedly declared itself a world governing body, and proven that it has more influence in our daily lives than the United Nations (and in some respects, the U.S. government). And like the UN, it has changed your rights from being inalienable to those for which you, through behaving obediently, must seek permission to possess and maintain.

To the Oversight Board’s credit, it is correct about one thing: Facebook was inconsistent in its application of its rules to former President Trump.

Cultural Sovietism? Mark Wauck — “The difference between today and the Soviet era is that the target of our revolutionaries is not a largely rural, backward nation, but the most technically advanced nation in history with a highly educated and, presumably, informed population.”

‘Serfdom’ In Space. Gary M. Galles — “This conversation, which reflects an important aspect of Reid’s series, reminds me so much of the work of Friedrich Hayek, whose birthday is May 8, that I might call it “The Road Back from Interstellar Serfdom.” And Reid’s conclusions also echo Hayek.” … “it is hard to be optimistic about the immediate future for what will qualify one as “educated.” But I find hope for the inspiration to love liberty, which can still be found, even if not very easily at far too many colleges.”

Tucker’s Vaccine Skepticism. Marion DS Dreyfus — “Carlson’s actual program on reactions, adverse events, various complications including deaths was based on VAERS, a data reporting service.”

“Too bad the coverage of Tucker’s coverage went overboard in hyperbole. The critics, most on the blue side of the spectrum of politicking, of course, don’t have much impulse control. What’s wrong with hearing a second view from over the fence?

Are we not adult enough to weigh and sift the evidence proffered, and decide the risk-to-benefit ratio is more on the side of the yes, take the shots than the obverse?

It’s so hammer-hard against another side of the issue to the public that it makes one queasy.

It’s like the hysterics over the Arizona ballot audit. If the vote was so all-fired whistle-clean, what matters if a few auditors do an inspection of the ballots? You’re sure the 2020 Election was 99 and 44/100ths pure, right?

AZ Audit Director Ken Bennett: Dominion Refuses to Comply with Subpoena and Turn Over Password to Their Maricopa County Machines. Jim Hoft — “If this is the case, then the County did not own the election process they ceded it to their external vendor.”

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Common ground is shaking

The Supreme Court Fails To End The Feres Doctrine . . . Now It Is Up To Congress. Jonathan Turley — “The often-divided Supreme Court reached an almost unanimous decision on Monday. It was the wrong decision.” … “The court missed the opportunity to overturn one of its most infamous, indefensible doctrines. Created more than 70 years ago, the Feres Doctrine has victimized hundreds of thousands of service members and their families.”

What’s Behind Vaccine Hysteria? Sally Zelikovsky — “If you are reluctant to get the COVID vaccine and beginning to feel overrun by forces pressuring you to get vaccinated, you aren’t alone and you aren’t crazy. There’s a reason you feel the way you do. You are being manipulated.”

“From my vantage point, the “vaccine hesitant” are very analytical, very calm, and very patient. They are not anti-vaxxers by any stretch but want to make an informed, data-driven decision, weigh the costs and benefits, and do what they deem best for themselves and their families. They are willing to wait for more information about long-term effects before plunging the needle into their arms.

The hysteria is coming from individuals in positions of power who appear to be ignoring the science and are acting highly irrational.

The younger and healthier the individual, the more rational it is for that person to say: “The risk of dying or suffering grave consequences from a COVID infection are known and they are low. Taking the vaccine presents many unknowns.”

Hysterical people are scrambling to figure out how to get the hesitant to capitulate. This heavy push is making people wary: if it’s so obvious that this vaccine is the answer, why are you trying so hard to convince us with all of these incentives?

Paternalism presumes the target is stupid and easily controlled. Slavery is paternalistic. Paternalism is very powerful, but not at all gentle and we should resist it with all of our might.

Utilizing the key ingredients of propaganda — psychology and marketing — Asch explains, “Don’t try to use rules based on rational ideas.” To compel the “vaccine hesitant” to abandon their faculties and reach for the needle, “we need to know how to hitch our [incentive] programs to those predictable psychological foibles [predictable ways we are irrational].” Not with reason. Or facts. And certainly not with science.

Wild Exaggeration and Egregious Lies. Kip Hansen — “CCNow also supplies NPR’s Climate Guide of mis- and dis-information on climate and their own “fact sheet “ [ sic ] “Who says it’s a climate emergency?” in addition to their list of ten “Best Practices” for climate propagandists.”

Washington’s new climate ‘normals’ are hotter. Paul Homewood — “Today’s fraud from the Washington Post:” … “The nearest, long running rural weather station is at Purcellville, 75 miles from Washington DC. Data back to 1900 from KNMI show that recent daily temperature highs are not any greater than the past, and lower than in many other periods:”

“The article also claims that days of 90F and over are becoming more frequent, but again this is not supported by the data. What is clear, however, is that they became less frequent during the 1970s and 80s, which is the period against today’s climate is being compared. The article talks about “28 90-degree days” last July; but over the summer as a whole, the 40 such days recorded at Winchester, were not in the least unusual:

Solar Development: Super Bloom or Super Bust for Desert Species? Charles Rotter — From UC Davis “Rare Desert Plants More Sensitive to Solar Development” by Kat Kerlin — “The study provides an example of the importance of taking the necessary time to understand an ecosystem before irrevocably changing it.”

Protesters Deface Billy Goat Trail With Anti-Police Graffiti. Jonathan Turley — “This morning, I decided to celebrate my birthday with one of my dawn hikes and it was glorious. I had the trail to myself as the sun was coming up over the Potomac. It was a perfect hike until I made it to the end of the trail (one the Angler’s end) where the beautiful rock face is now defaced with anti-police graffiti.” … “As someone who has hiked the trial for decades, the appearance of the graffiti was crushing. I often thought that nature remains common ground for people from every political and cultural group.” There are also scenery pictures for contrast.

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Having to bring to civility kicking and screaming

Are Americans Becoming Sovietized? Victor Davis Hanson — “Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition.”

A Turning In The American Political Road Is Almost At Hand. Conrad Black, [The Epoch Times,via zerohedge] — “The only way to make any sense of the fierce crosscurrents sweeping over American political life now is to watch two trends that are only slightly connected. … First is the continuing great national sense of relief that the chaos and pandemonium of the Trump era is over. … The second indicator of political opinion is the independent policy areas where the new administration’s performance is measured.”

W.I.M.P.: Did Adjudication of These Votes Provide The Hologram’s Margin of Victory? Stu Cvrk — “All eyes are on the ongoing forensic audit in Arizona despite fierce Democrat resistance … Other audits are likely in Georgia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.” … “Biden’s margin of victory in several key states could have been provided by shifting write-in and minor party [W.I.M.P.] ballots through ballot adjudication.”

The Cost Of Virtue Signaling Is Getting High — And Leading Directly To A Social Credit System. Christopher Bedford — “While the pressure to conform is older even than mankind, and often comes with good reason, its most recent and illiberal iterations harken back to dark times in our history and in world history.”

“Years ago, it seemed funny to a lot of us: the sort of ignorance required to shriek about the murderous white hood or swastika while wearing the murderous hammer and sickle. But while many of us mocked how foolish and ignorant this unintentional irony seemed, a lot of those folks in the red T-shirts meant exactly what they said. The joke, it turns out, was on the rest of us. The Nazi, the Klansman, and the racist — from the very beginning, you see, they meant you and me.

Bearing False Witness. Ari L. Maas — “Leading civil rights organizations lend their voices to false claims about police.” … “By falsely tarring the entire policing profession with the bogus charge of systemic racism, these groups weaken their ability to help true victims of civil rights abuses—and endanger the relationships they have built with the large majority of sincere and hardworking cops who are their allies in championing justice for all.”

The Ashli Babbitt Killing: Where’s the Outrage? John Dietrich — “There is an obvious double standard in deciding if a police officer should be charged with violating a use-of-force policy” … “The total secrecy surrounding the Justice Department’s handling to the Babbitt investigation is a cause for concern.”

Facebook Upholds Trump Ban But Admits Permanent Ban Lacked Any Objective Standard. Jonathan Turley — “One of my favorite trial accounts is from Ireland where an Irishman was accused by an Englishman of stealing a pair of boots. The guilt of the defendant was absolutely clear but the Irish jury could not get itself to rule for the Englishman. Instead, it acquitted the Irishman but added a line, “We do believe O’Brien should give the Englishman back his boots.” Case closed.”

Critical Race Theory Illuminates Democrats’ Master Plan To End Honest Elections In America. Chuck DeVore — “Those defending the traditional American view of elections—free, open, and by secret ballot—don’t recognize the nature of the opposition.”

What You Need To Know About Twitter’s Lawsuit Against Texas Up Friday. Margot Cleveland — “On May 7, lawyers for Twitter will square off against attorneys representing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a San Francisco, California federal court.”

Those Superstitious Democrats. I & I Editorial Board — “Not a shred of science has established that mandatory mask wearing and stay-at-home orders have been effective prophylactics against the Chinese virus. Yet the Democrats, which includes nearly the entirety of the press, have embraced both with a zeal much like that of the Salemites who hunted witches in the 17th century.” … “Here are a few more examples of their fanaticism:”

Models Are Not Evidence. John Hinderaker — “The point is so elementary that it should not be necessary to state … Which brings us to covid-19” … “Hey, off by a factor of 90%? That isn’t bad for a liberal.” … “If there is a silver lining to the covid fiasco, it could be increased public skepticism of models and other theories that lack empirical support. But for such skepticism to take root would likely require honest news reporting, so don’t hold your breath.”

The Democrats Want Your Ammo and Your Freedom. Stephen Kruiser — “It’s difficult these days to be an unabashed fan of the United States Constitution, what with it being under assault by so many who swore to uphold it.”

“The” Science Is Coming For You Again! Robert Wright [The American Institute for Economic Research via Zerohedge] — “There exists only one thing that needs to be banned that I can think of — big, intrusive government.”

The Climate Propaganda Cabal. Kip Hansen — “If you’ve recently read a newspaper, popular magazine, science journal or watched a major television news outlet, you have probably seen news item after news item regarding the Climate Crisis or the Climate Emergency.” — Turning Opinion into Science Fact — “Any moderately educated, well-read human being, and any human possessing even a modicum of common sense, knows that this message is inherently somehow false – but because of the constant barrage of messages repeating the meme endlessly, everywhere they look, many people have begun to think, despite their instincts and intellect, that it just might be true.”

9 Super Important Boondocking Etiquette Tips for Better Camping. Mike Wendland — “Courtesy, grace, and self-control are the key components of Boondocking etiquette.” There is a broader application of these principles as well.

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Consequences aren’t going to change the behavior

FBI’s Failed Ron Johnson Set-Up A Case Study In How Agencies Use Corrupt Reporters To Peddle Lies, Hurt Their American Enemies. Christopher Bedford — “For years now, a number of the country’s most prominent publications have assumed the groveling role of palace guards for the state and its friends in Congress.” …

“Since the early 20th century the Russians have sought to influence reporters, politicians, entertainers, public intellectuals, and other powerful people around the planet. It isn’t new, it’s well-documented, and it isn’t partisan.

This whole episode isn’t a one-off: Johnson was onto it right away precisely because he’d seen it done before. The Washington Post, of course, knew that too but they didn’t care. How many leaks from Rep. Adam Schiff’s committee turned out to be ridiculous and partisan falsehoods? How many from the FBI? The CIA? So why does it continue? Simply put, because it hurts The Washington Post’s enemies and protects The Washington Post’s friends.

Consequences aren’t going to change the behavior of the media, leaving Americans with only one choice: know it’s all a game — and treat it as such.

Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt in 2020, now says people should join juries ‘to spark some change’. Thomas Lifson — “Chauvin’s lawyers may well raise the issue of a tainted jury on appeal. Of course, given all the intimidation, including the extensive destruction in the riots following the death of George Floyd, one wonders if any appellate court would have the courage to overturn any of the verdicts.” … “Whatever his conduct, it seems clear to me that Derek Chauvin did not receive a fair trial, and that stands as a historic blot on our system of justice.”

More Proof The Chauvin Case Was A Farce. Parker Beauregard — “As jurors begin the process of cashing in on fame and fortune, one of the twelve tasked with interpreting three weeks of intricate, conflicting evidence – a process that would determine a man’s freedom or incarceration – claimed that the verdicts could have come back in about twenty minutes.”

Why Did Biden Census Bureau Add 2.5 Million More Residents to Blue-State Population Count? Stephen Moore — “There is something very fishy about the new 2020 Census Bureau data determining which states picked up seats and which states lost seats. … Most all of the revisions to the original estimates have moved in one direction … The evidence is now only circumstantial, but when errors or revisions are almost all only in one direction, the alarm bells appropriately go off.” — it’s election deja-vu

What I Witnessed on the Arizona Auditing Floor – The Ballots Are Scanned, Tested and Documented – The Process is Well Organized and VERY Secure. Jim Hoft — “I was told that this was the most secure and transparent process in history. This rang true as I witnessed the measures they are taking to ensure integrity and confidence in the forensic audit system.”

Apology From ‘Biden Republicans’? I & I Editorial Board — “Don’t bet on it. They are all too busy trying to justify themselves to ever admit they were wrong. Still, they should all be called on the carpet.” – Looks like GWB needs to hear this.

Why Most of the Pro-Mask Science Quoted in the Media is Absurd. Coyote Blog — “The fact is that the sum of studies before 2020 on the efficacy of public mask wearing to limit the spread of seasonal viruses were equivocal as best. No one thought they did much good.”

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Extremism

The Price Democracy Exacts for Ignorance. David Catron — “What you don’t know can definitely hurt you and your fellow citizens.” … “After last week’s SOTU, no major news outlet noted that most of the president’s assertions were misleading.” … “Sadly, neither the media nor the public schools show any inclination to do their jobs.”

This ignorance of late 20th-century history compounds a far larger education deficit concerning American history in general. Nor is it limited to graduates of our secondary schools. Victor Davis Hanson invites us, in American Greatness, to assess the value of a university diploma: “Imagine a place where the certification of educational excellence, the B.A. degree, is no guarantee that a graduate can speak, write, or communicate coherently or think inductively.” It isn’t clear how many voters are intellectually equipped to process the historical knowledge they possess, and that is precious little:

FBI hunting down every Capitol protester/rioter, but not one antifa or BLM. M. Dowling — “who does the FBI want to put in a federal pen without civil rights?”

CNN Sends Narrative Engineers to Maricopa County Arizona to Frame Extremist Narrative. Sundance — “Things are escalating in Maricopa County Arizona as the first week of the ballot audit comes to a close. After democrats lost several court challenges; and after a state judge affirms the right of the Arizona Senate to conduct an audit; CNN has dispatched their hit-team to document the workers and frame an extremist narrative” — and now reports of ‘spy planes’ ??

BLM issues demands: convict Trump, investigate conservative troops, don’t compare Jan 6 to summer of ‘peaceful’ riots. James Anthony — “The BLM organization has released a new series of shocking and massive demands, centered around ex-President Trump and the “peaceful” riots of the summer of 2020.”

Antifa awarded $1.6 million, 1-6 protesters rot in solitary with violent guards. M. Dowling — “Many of the January 6th Capitol protesters/rioters have been overcharged, perhaps all, and they have been stripped of their civil rights. Many are in solitary in a DC federal pen.”

Four Connected Stories Last Week Indicate Rudy Giuliani Was Likely One of The 2019 Victims of FBI FISA Abuse, and Mary McCord is Needed as Insurance. Sundance — “it doesn’t seem like anyone is putting them into their connected context. I am outlining below (w/ citations) and hopefully everyone can see the connection:”

The Never-ending Hunt for a Trump Crime. Clarice Feldman — “Was this an off-the-book operation by rogue agents? I mean, if these people feel free to constantly leak to the press sensitive material, how far off the reservation have FBI agents gone?”

Six Democrat Scandals That Should Have Ruined Careers. The BSC Team — “Both the news cycle and cancel culture, in their insatiable desire to create new hysterias and villains, have produced more than just victims in their unholy wake. They have also created cover for arguably some of the worst political actors in modern times.”

Why Commemorate Black April? Stu Cvrk — “For Van Truong Le in Boston, this is a painful day, a time he and others who fled Vietnam call “Black April.”

Before the likes of the cancel culture rewrite the history of the Vietnam War, it is important to remember that US and South Vietnamese forces won virtually every major battle during the war, including the 1968 Tet Offensive, which wiped out the Viet Cong as an effective fighting force, but which the pro-Communist Walter Cronkite (and others) spun as a “strategic American defeat” to American television audiences. An excellent discussion of how Tet was falsely spun by the North Vietnamese Communists and their sycophants in the American media and anti-war movement (which was possibly the most successful information operation in history) can be found here entitled “Tet Declassified.” That Communist info op convinced Americans that the war was lost, which led to the “Vietnamization” of the war effort, to the Paris Peace Accords, to the American withdrawal from Vietnam, and ultimately to Operation Frequent Wind.

I may be damaging my brain this year, but it’s not from masks. Gretchen Arnoczy, MD — the worry is worth noting as is Dr. Arnoczy use of logical fallacies and judgment confused as opinion. consider what she is saying in “a famous AIDS denialist” … “sold books” … “If wearing a mask causes hypoxia and brain damage, what does that mean for surgeons?” — the moral preening can be found in abundance.

Do We Know Earth’s Global Temperature? Jonathon Moseley — “Weather stations were never intended to measure global temperatures. They were designed and installed to assist ships and airplanes with navigation – not to measure the Earth on a planetary scale. The limits of scientific measurements must be kept in mind.”

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What’s wrong with this picture?

What You Need To Know About The Big Gun Rights Case The Supreme Court Just Took. Margot Cleveland — “The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Corlett, represents the first time in more than a decade that the high court will hear a Second Amendment case.”

Lawyer For Ashli Babbitt’s Family Says They Will Seek $10 Million From US Capitol Police In Lawsuit. Katabella Roberts [via The Epoch Times] — “A rookie police officer would not have shot this woman,” Roberts told the news outlet. “If she committed any crime by going through the window and into the Speaker’s Lobby, it would have been trespassing. Some misdemeanor crime. All a rookie cop would have done is arrest her.”

Also, at Gateway Pundit: “The city of Washington has reached a $1.6 million settlement in two lawsuits that included allegations of arrests without cause and excessive force on protestors ”

Update On The Domestic War On “Terror”. Mark Wauck — “the last three months have done nothing to induce the American public to accept a fraudulent election.” … “Morton recognizes the current Dem and Deep State rhetoric for what it is: gaslighting, and a likely attempt to intimidate: … sees lessons in our foreign GWOT ventures that should give the Elite pause to reconsider the wind that they’re sowing. He argues that the whirlwind they will reap will be directed at them by people whom they have backed into a corner. He’s talking about normal Americans:”

Dead Wrong: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Mark Powell — “statistics were stopping Aboriginal women reporting their abusers. Ms Marin is quoted in The Australian as saying: “The fear is that once they’re in that system that there will be poor mistreatment, and that there will be possibly a death in custody.”

Biden Deserves Zero Credit For Booming Economy, COVID Gains. I & I Editorial Board — “If Biden had any decency, he’d be thanking Donald Trump for his good fortune, and ours.”

The Lies Of Joe Biden. Paul Mirengoff — “Last night, Joe Biden lied about a range of issues. NRO identifies three of Biden’s deceptions.”

Rudy Giuliani responds to FBI search warrant raid and goes on the offensive. Thomas Lifson — “The highly publicized early-morning raid on the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of the 45th president of the United States, was an outrage.”

CDC Data Shows Flu Deaths Stayed Constant in 2020, Except There Were No Flu Cases. Parker Beauregard — “In the past few weeks, there has been a surge of mainstream media reporting on the absence of a flu season. Outlets like USA Today, Newsweek, and The New York Times count as just a few names within the left-wing media cabal publishing identical stories. If they are reporting something, it can almost be certain that the reportage is untrue. Therefore, what is the real truth regarding flu statistics?” … “The disconnect between flu cases and flu deaths exposes just one more collapse of trust for the medical community.”

“The real kicker is that it is nearly impossible to think that a flu season just didn’t happen or that it didn’t kill anyone. If that were true, it would be the first time in recorded history where there was no flu and no death from flu. What makes more sense: That there was no flu season or that the flu season was simply reimagined to fit political narratives? There is no joy in answering that question, as it erodes trust not only in the medical establishment, but in our ruling establishment writ large

Fauci Was Right, Facemasks Don’t Prevent Spread of COVID-19. The Heartland Institute — “The study cites several more randomized control trials that concur with the fact that facemasks do not prevent transmission of COVID-19. — Yet, that is only half the story. — The study also concludes that facemasks actually cause adverse health effects.”

anomalies write large, they do.

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a streak of venality rules the day

Gullibility: Its Dangers And Uses. Mark Wouk — “The biggest advantage the Dems have is a base of low information, highly suggestible voters: The Gullibles. This is a category that cuts a wide swath across the general population. The Gullibles are people who are disposed to replace the hard work of analyzing facts with the relatively easy and self-satisfying ego trip of imposing an ideological narrative upon reality.”

Agitators Get Dirty To Push Institutional Racism In Texas’s No. 1 School District. Joy Pullmann — “Such viciousness reveals the lack of good arguments for the critical race perspective and that parents’ refusal to endorse racism has put agitators on the defensive.”

How the Left Turned Chauvin Into a Racist Killer. Jack Cashill — “They needed a cause as epic as the damage — and they needed a villain.” … BUT “How exactly did a city with a liberal mayor and a black police chief in a state with a liberal governor and a black liberal attorney general breed a crew of racist killers, three of whom are non-white?”

Black cop: the heart of the matter is lies. neo — “All these cases involve a false narrative of police racism, from Trayvon Martin to Rayshard Brooks to George Floyd, causing tension and a divide between law-enforcement and the community.” … “I would add that they involve not only a false narrative of police racism but also a false narrative of police brutality.”

Jen Psaki Gaslights Profusely After Being Asked About the FBI Raiding Rudy Giuliani. Bonchie — “This supposedly has to do with Giuliani’s efforts to expose corruption in Ukraine, including by members of the Biden family. Like with past Trump associates, it appears the DOJ is looking to selectively enforce FARA regulations by claiming that Giuliani was an unregistered foreign agent.”

America Is In The Hands Of Its Most Foolish Rather Than Its Finest. I & I Editorial Board — “Maybe he was virtue-signaling, as well as hoping to keep the fear running hot. Either way, it was an embarrassment.” … “While incompetent, this administration and its lackeys also have a streak of venality.”

“Asserting that “the dominant ideology of the modern West is an ideology of suicide,” as Roger Kimball, president and publisher of Encounter Books, does, is not an exercise in exaggeration. From progressive city halls and blue legislatures and Democratic governors’ mansions, to the U.S. House and the White House itself, the worst possible people are holding the levers of government, and it’s a death-grip of self-destruction.

Some of us said after the 2012 election we won’t get fooled again. The evidence that too many were has been evident throughout every news cycle since Jan. 20

‘Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!’ Can Biden really be this dumb? Patricia McCarthy — “While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line. That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.”

Eeyore’s Cabinet: Where Does it All End? Victor Davis Hanson — “what we are witnessing is unapologetic nihilism. We are engaged in a suicidal impulse to delight in primaeval tribalism, to destroy the entire concept of merit—and to erect in its place a Sovietized system largely overseen by middle-aged, privileged white people and minority elites, who as bureaucrats, lawyers, politicians, media functionaries, and academics dream up these apartheid systems, apply them to less well-off others, and then traverse around the very consequences of their own ideologies.”

Eeyore’s Cabinet: 1984 Came and Nobody Cared. Victor Davis Hanson — ”No free society can long survive in such a climate of untruth when its media is an Orwellian ministry of truth, and the entire population is nursed on mendacity. We are now suffering through “Hunter’s laptop” psychodrama.”

The New Antiracism Is the Old Racism. Victor Davis Hanson — “The benchmarks of the Black Lives Matter and affiliated woke movements are overt racism, systemic untruth, and the hypocritical privilege of their elite architects.” … “No movement can exist for long when it is based on utter untruth.”

The Australian Academy of Drama Queens. Tony Thomas — “The Academy report of last March opens and closes with scary pics of fire-blackened bushland. It’s a vanity project, with the authors citing their own works multiple times,” … “the Academy has given itself a free card to exaggerate and scaremonger:”

Ever Deeper And Deeper Into “Climate” Fantasy. Francis Menton — “It never ceases to amaze me how the very mention of the word “climate” causes people to lose all touch with their rational faculties. And of course I’m not talking here just about the ordinary man on the street, but also, indeed especially, about our elected leaders and government functionaries.”

Defounding America. Myron Magnet — “On the erosion of American freedoms.” (long essay)

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overload overboard

How Activism In Everything Has Transformed National Life Into A Pantomime. Casey Chalk — “Political leaders, corporate executives, and everyday citizens need to call these activist causes what they are: distractions unworthy of our attention.” … “Ultimately, much of the normalization of activist culture — including among our elites and elite institutions — is simply appeasement and playacting.”

America Is In The Hands Of Its Most Foolish Rather Than Its Finest. I & I Editorial Board — “This plan is just like your kid putting on a cape, insisting he can soar through the air like Superman, and jumping off the roof … it’s never gonna fly, and someone’s gonna get hurt bad.” … “While incompetent, this administration and its lackeys also have a streak of venality.” … “Some of us said after the 2012 election we won’t get fooled again. The evidence that too many were has been evident throughout every news cycle since Jan. 20”

Caught helping Stacey Abrams hide encouragement for Georgia losing the All-Star Game, USA Today’s publisher Gannett apologizes. Thomas Lifson — “caught red-handed engaging in Orwellian rewriting of history” … “The bigger issue is why a major mass media organization would allow a politician to retroactively hide evidence that would harm her politically. The media are not supposed to engage in revision of history to protect favored politicians and political parties.”

Critical Race Theory Haled Into Court. Paul Mirengoff — “CRT has produced a war on standards — standards like grades, test scores, rules of school conduct, criminal laws — that are supported by common sense and vast experience, and that wouldn’t be questioned if Blacks were meeting them to the same degree as Whites and Asian-Americans. That war is destructive. America can’t be a great country if it discards important, time-tested standards. I doubt it can even be a well-functioning society.”

The Democratic Party is Now America’s Extremist Party. J. Robert Smith — “Millions of Americans know. Daily, others are coming to grips with the reality. But fear pervades the nation, so many people stay quiet. They stay quiet hoping destruction isn’t visited upon them.”

“Time to end the fear. Here’s the ugly fact that must be confronted: The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.

The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations. Marxism is alien and hostile. It’s fundamentally anti-American. Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.

Judicial Watch: Documents Show CA State Officials Coordinated with Big Tech to Censor Americans’ Election Posts. “These new documents suggest a conspiracy against the First Amendment rights of Americans by the California Secretary of State, the Biden campaign operation, and Big Tech,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents blow up the big lie that Big Tech censorship is ‘private’ – as the documents show collusion between a whole group of government officials in multiple states to suppress speech about election controversies.”

CDC Punishes ‘Superstar’ Scientist For COVID Vaccine Recommendation The CDC Followed 4 Days Later. Joy Pullmann — “Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Martin Kulldorff invented key parts of the U.S. vaccine safety system. But the CDC doesn’t want his expertise on COVID vaccines. Why? Looks like politics.”

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You paid for it. You got it.

Liar Liar, Media Pants on Fire. Brian C. Joondeph — “Media trust is at an all-time low, a majority of Americans believing that, “Most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”

“As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” This is the message to the media and their allies in Hollywood, sports, academia, and corporate America. We don’t believe you. Their lying pants are on fire and the flames will spread, burning down the entire country.

The Left’s Orwellian Perversion of Language. Lauri B. Regan — “Lies and propaganda are now the mainstay of leftist communications.” … “As the left becomes more emboldened by its control of the federal government, expect more Newspeak to be used, but don’t fall for the propaganda. We have entered a new age in America and if we don’t recognize this true crisis for what it is, we’ll find ourselves living in Oceania with no way out.”

Witness intimidation: the message is clear. neo — “That intimidation has already occurred, even prior to this announcement, and I strongly believe it was already operative in the Chauvin trial. But this news makes it even more overt and obvious. This is the sort of thing we’re familiar with in nations known as banana republics, in addition to other tyrannical regimes around the world.”

What Happened When Hungary Revived Classical Architecture In Budapest. Stephen Sholl — “Restoring genuine beauty in our cities goes hand in hand with any attempt to revive a spiritual nature amongst a people.” … “Surprisingly, such attempts to restore and revive classical architecture have spawned a culture war in the field of architecture. Within 100 days of taking office, Joe Biden has already rescinded President Trump’s executive order, striking a victory for modernist and brutalist architectural designs.”

Parents Revolt After Texas’s No. 1 School District Tries To Institutionalize Racism. Joy Pullmann — “Parents of kids attending Texas’s top-performing school district found out what their schools have been teaching in the name of ‘racial justice,’ and they are livid.”

““The outcome is nothing less than the survival of our national identity itself. No nation can survive a generation of citizens who hate their country,” Saldivar said to explain why he finally decided to speak his mind despite the social pressure he knew he’d face for it. “That’s why I say education is a higher endeavor than war. It has a longer-lasting impact.”

Critical Race Theory—You Paid for It, You Got It. Mark Bauerlein — “When conservatives decry the advancement of critical race theory they should remember that it couldn’t have happened without the support of the people they see in the mirror.”

Medical Racism – Preferential Treatments for Blacks over Whites – is Here. Peter Barry Chowka — “Race has always been used by the left and the Democrats to divide us. As we’ve seen all too clearly in recent weeks, this strategy has now achieved critical mass – and it’s moved into health care, the largest sector of the economy and one with critical influence on people’s lives — and even survival.”

Briefly noted: Death in America. Mark Wauck — “Something’s going on in America, and it results from a total devaluation of life. Because it’s largely kept from public view, people are complacent–but complacency is the first step toward death.

Far From Immune To The Never-Ending COVID Regime, Red States Are A Ripe Target — Unless Their Governors Act Now. Christopher Bedford — “The unending COVID regime isn’t a nightmare scenario, it’s an existential threat to our liberties, a possible and unexamined risk to our health, and right here among us.”

How to Make a COVID Vaccination Decision. Bill Rice, Jr. — “I’m not sure any encyclopedic knowledge of “science” is required to make this health decision. Simple statistical analysis should suffice to inform one’s ultimate decision.”

Protection From The Violence Of Others. Gary M. Galles — “Crony capitalism, with its widespread sacrifice of others’ property rights to benefit government favorites, has spread everywhere. Fourth Amendment violations and civil asset forfeiture demonstrate the same erosion. Eminent domain abuses and development exactions are far from uncommon. And the list goes on.”

Why Wind And Solar Energy Are Doomed To Failure. John Hinderaker — “Wind and solar energy are both essentially obsolete technologies.” … “Robert’s paper acknowledges that there are multiple reasons why wind and solar energy will never meet America’s energy needs, but focuses on the particular problem of land use:”

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How many chances do they get?

Corporate Media And Other Race-Baiters Have Incited More Violence Than Trump Ever Did. Kylee Zempel — “When you can convince people racism is rampant, you ignite a flame of division and destruction that can only end with bodies on the ground and cities leveled.” … “in both cases, the stories turned out to be completely wrong. … These erroneous stories aren’t flukes. Recent history shows repeatedly that corrupt media and politicians aren’t surprised or embarrassed when body cam footage or crucial details emerge that debunk their initial “reporting.”

“Make no mistake: The ruling class is absolutely inciting violence. The same crowd that insisted President Donald Trump “incited an insurrection” is the one that outrageously lies to demonstrators claiming white cops go on search-and-destroy missions against innocent black Americans. These are the people who gaslight Americans with buzzwords like “peaceful protests” while they watch their cities light up in flames.

The biggest lie is that the entire United States of America — with its white people, police officers, institutions, and norms — is irredeemably racist and evil to its core.

We’ve yet to see the full fallout from the inflammatory and completely untrue racism narrative of the press, although the spin machine’s tactics become more egregious by the day.

A Troubled Rule of Law. Heather Mac Donald — “The pervasive sense that cities would burn if Derek Chauvin were not convicted raises questions about whether the jury’s verdict was reached dispassionately.” … “it is an open question whether any police officer can receive a trial free from mob pressure, should he be prosecuted for use of lethal force.”

“Last year, the United States saw the largest percentage increase in homicides in the nation’s recorded history, thanks to depolicing. The crime wave has continued unabated in 2021. It will worsen. The Minneapolis verdict will not change the poisonous narrative about a racist criminal-justice system. That narrative ensures that encounters between black suspects and the police will remain fraught. Black suspects will continue to resist arrest, increasing the chance that officers will escalate their use of force. If a suspect death ensues, more riots will follow.

Americans should be deeply concerned about the future of the rule of law.

Who will suffer most from the effects of the Chauvin verdict? neo — “the people who will suffer most from those consequences will be law-abiding black people in inner cities run by Democrats.”

Terrible, Awful, No Good Takes on Columbus Shooting, Featuring Valerie Jarrett. Nick Arama — “Some on the left immediately jumped on the story about the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, attacking the police, despite the facts in the case.”

Lefties made a big mistake trying to racialize the death of knife-attacker Ma’Khia Bryant. Thomas Lifson — “New video, apparently from a surveillance camera across the street, conclusively justified the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio.”

Did FBI really conclude that 2017 shooting attack on House members was “suicide by cop”? Ed Morrissey — “If so, small wonder they kept that idiotic take to themselves for the past four years.”

We’ve Lost Count Of How Many ‘Last Chances’ We’ve Had To Save The Planet. I & I Editorial Board — “Dire, way-off-base predictions have been the hallmark of radical environmentalism for at least a half century.”

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How much farther can it go?

How Much Ruin Do We Have Left? Victor Davis Hanson — “Friends and enemies abroad are becoming variously shocked, disheartened—and gleeful—as the United States cannibalizes itself.”

The American Left Now Knows That Threatening To Riot Works Perfectly. Jonathan S. Tobin — “While Americans were pleased to avoid another round of riots over Floyd’s death, it’s obvious that riots or the threat of them, are now a ‘normal’ response.”

“Even if Chauvin deserved to be convicted, no one should be happy about the way the trial confirmed again that we are now living in a country where political violence is no longer considered beyond the pale.

Moral Force in a Fractured West. Duncan Evans — “Clausewitz proposed the concept of Moral Forces to encapsulate the vast and intangible psychological and emotional factors that permeate and affect the conduct and outcome of war. … The concept of will and its potential power haunts Clausewitz’s theory. ”

“Information warfare only works to the extent that domestic incoherence offers it the conditions it needs to ignite a fire. ”

How American Small Businesses Are Being Coerced To Help Build The Oligarchy. Christopher Bedford — “They’re ready to get in line for just a gasp of air, and in Democrat-run states and cities, it’s impossible to blame them. Just the same, we can’t let it happen. The mechanisms these passports are currently ushering in threaten to create a permanent COVID regime — and quickly evolve into a corporate-government social credit system.”

As Inflation Rears Its Ugly Head, Here’s Why You Should Be Worried. Helen Raleigh — “Since inflation is a process and not an end-state, it never seems too bad at the start. Unfortunately, Americans should prepare to buckle up for the future.”

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the corrupt silence

10 Politically Correct But Factually False Words And Phrases To Stop Using Immediately. Elle Reynolds — “To counter the left’s lies, conservatives have to use words that accurately reflect the truth — not words that actively mean the opposite.”

IndoctriNation: No. 1 U.S. High School Pushes Racist Activism On Students. Asra Q. Nomani — “Parents got zero prior notice to submit opt-out forms or review curriculum before students were told to watch videos claiming ‘white culture’ includes ‘individualism’ and ‘objectivity.’”

Biden administration offers grants to teach children ‘1619 Project,’ inherent racism central to U.S. James Varney — “The idea in the Department of Education is to establish a precedent for neo-racist pedagogy in one small program so that the vastly larger program, should it become law, can swim right ahead with 1619-revisionist history and Kendi’s I-hate-America reductionism,” … “Under the rule, those who incorporate more of Mr. Kendi’s anti-racism concepts and the 1619 Project will be prioritized in the awarding of grants.”

Whites Aren’t Hated for Slavery But for Making America and the West. Dennis Prager — “Whites made the country and the greatest civilization—not because they were white, but because of the values they held. Hatred of whites is ultimately hatred of those values.”

Supreme Court’s failures are putting America on a path to tyranny. Clifford C. Nichols — “Rarely do the generation experiencing the actual events and decisions that lead to their nation’s demise fully appreciate the enormity of their oversight until sometime after their culture’s destruction has been rendered incurable. Largely, it is not due so much to their negligence as it is to most of them being too preoccupied with simply living and making a living.”

“The Supreme Court’s failure to date to address the massive election fraud and multiple constitutional violations that wrought a coup of the presidency of the greatest country in world history completes the implosion of each of our three branches of government into the rubble of a sinkhole of corruption. It is an absolute tragedy for the rule of law, the future of the Republic, and all freedom-loving people around the world.

We’re left to ask: does America still have the option of reversing course, or, in its march toward some form of tyranny, has it already put the Rubicon in its rearview mirror?

After all, how is a nation supposed to lawfully remedy the corrupt silence of a politicized Supreme Court from which there is no readily apparent peaceful means for appeal?

Saul Alinsky and the Politics of Hell. Eugene Alexander Donnini — “In 1971, the hard-line totalitarian Marxist Saul Alinsky connected the dots when he wrote a book of subversive tactics based on the arts of infiltration, deception and lying, to empower future generations of activists to work together, no matter what political parties they belonged to, or what country they were in.” … “Alinsky’s book is a statement of principles and beliefs that most totalitarians on the Left hold close to their hearts and consider the raison d’être for their actions:”

The Californication of Nevada proceeds; Deadline Day: Banning ‘ghost guns,’ prohibiting cat declawing and bail reform all advance. Riley Snyder, Tabitha Mueller, and Michelle Rindels. Also headlines on Sage Grouse population catastrophy, Higher education unionization, etc. etc.

The Chauvin Trial Verdict Is In: Due Process In America Has Been Sentenced To Death. PF Whalen — “the most significant casualty of the George Floyd affair, and one which may have the most long-lasting impact on our society, is the decision by many on the left, including elected public officials at the highest levels of government, to blatantly disregard and attack due process.”

“Believe Your Eyes, Chauvin’s Knee Killed Floyd”: How The Line Between The Press and The Prosecution Disappeared In The Chauvin Trial. Jonathan Turley — “media coverage of the George Floyd trial of Derek Chauvin was dangerously incomplete and slanted.”

There’s No Way Americans Can Trust The Jury’s Chauvin Verdict. Joy Pullmann — “A fair trial might have come to the same conclusion. But we’ll never know, and never be able to trust this outcome, because America’s left purposefully made a fair trial impossible.”

“Officials from the local mayor all the way up to the president of the United States made it clear in widely reported news the jurors and all their family, friends, and neighbors could read and would have to live with for the rest of their lives that the only verdict they would accept was “guilty.” Democrat politicians openly called for violence if the jury did not decide as street thugs wished, and the Democrat Party — which controls all levels of the national government at present, as well as controlling the state in which these jurors live — backed them up.

Everyone, including these jurors, knew exactly what would happen to them at the hands of mobs like this if they expressed a reasonable doubt about whether a man who died while overdosing and with a serious heart condition was actually killed by a police officer kneeling on him after he had struggled with police repeatedly. Reasonable doubts about whether the jury’s decision was justice or politics seem fully justified.

They deliberately perverted justice in favor of violent mob rule to strengthen their political hand. They have done evil and called it justice. They have sown the wind, and the resulting whirlwind has still not fully hit our nation yet. But it will.

10 Politically Correct But Factually False Words And Phrases To Stop Using Immediately. Elle Reynolds — “To counter the left’s lies, conservatives have to use words that accurately reflect the truth — not words that actively mean the opposite.”

IndoctriNation: No. 1 U.S. High School Pushes Racist Activism On Students. Asra Q. Nomani — “Parents got zero prior notice to submit opt-out forms or review curriculum before students were told to watch videos claiming ‘white culture’ includes ‘individualism’ and ‘objectivity.’”

Biden administration offers grants to teach children ‘1619 Project,’ inherent racism central to U.S. James Varney — “The idea in the Department of Education is to establish a precedent for neo-racist pedagogy in one small program so that the vastly larger program, should it become law, can swim right ahead with 1619-revisionist history and Kendi’s I-hate-America reductionism,” … “Under the rule, those who incorporate more of Mr. Kendi’s anti-racism concepts and the 1619 Project will be prioritized in the awarding of grants.”

Whites Aren’t Hated for Slavery But for Making America and the West. Dennis Prager — “Whites made the country and the greatest civilization—not because they were white, but because of the values they held. Hatred of whites is ultimately hatred of those values.”

Supreme Court’s failures are putting America on a path to tyranny. Clifford C. Nichols — “Rarely do the generation experiencing the actual events and decisions that lead to their nation’s demise fully appreciate the enormity of their oversight until sometime after their culture’s destruction has been rendered incurable. Largely, it is not due so much to their negligence as it is to most of them being too preoccupied with simply living and making a living.”

“The Supreme Court’s failure to date to address the massive election fraud and multiple constitutional violations that wrought a coup of the presidency of the greatest country in world history completes the implosion of each of our three branches of government into the rubble of a sinkhole of corruption. It is an absolute tragedy for the rule of law, the future of the Republic, and all freedom-loving people around the world.

We’re left to ask: does America still have the option of reversing course, or, in its march toward some form of tyranny, has it already put the Rubicon in its rearview mirror?

After all, how is a nation supposed to lawfully remedy the corrupt silence of a politicized Supreme Court from which there is no readily apparent peaceful means for appeal?

Saul Alinsky and the Politics of Hell. Eugene Alexander Donnini — “In 1971, the hard-line totalitarian Marxist Saul Alinsky connected the dots when he wrote a book of subversive tactics based on the arts of infiltration, deception and lying, to empower future generations of activists to work together, no matter what political parties they belonged to, or what country they were in.” … “Alinsky’s book is a statement of principles and beliefs that most totalitarians on the Left hold close to their hearts and consider the raison d’être for their actions:”

The Californication of Nevada proceeds; Deadline Day: Banning ‘ghost guns,’ prohibiting cat declawing and bail reform all advance. Riley Snyder, Tabitha Mueller, and Michelle Rindels. Also headlines on Sage Grouse population catastrophy, Higher education unionization, etc. etc.

The Chauvin Trial Verdict Is In: Due Process In America Has Been Sentenced To Death. PF Whalen — “the most significant casualty of the George Floyd affair, and one which may have the most long-lasting impact on our society, is the decision by many on the left, including elected public officials at the highest levels of government, to blatantly disregard and attack due process.”

“Believe Your Eyes, Chauvin’s Knee Killed Floyd”: How The Line Between The Press and The Prosecution Disappeared In The Chauvin Trial. Jonathan Turley — “media coverage of the George Floyd trial of Derek Chauvin was dangerously incomplete and slanted.”

There’s No Way Americans Can Trust The Jury’s Chauvin Verdict. Joy Pullmann — “A fair trial might have come to the same conclusion. But we’ll never know, and never be able to trust this outcome, because America’s left purposefully made a fair trial impossible.”

“Officials from the local mayor all the way up to the president of the United States made it clear in widely reported news the jurors and all their family, friends, and neighbors could read and would have to live with for the rest of their lives that the only verdict they would accept was “guilty.” Democrat politicians openly called for violence if the jury did not decide as street thugs wished, and the Democrat Party — which controls all levels of the national government at present, as well as controlling the state in which these jurors live — backed them up.

Everyone, including these jurors, knew exactly what would happen to them at the hands of mobs like this if they expressed a reasonable doubt about whether a man who died while overdosing and with a serious heart condition was actually killed by a police officer kneeling on him after he had struggled with police repeatedly. Reasonable doubts about whether the jury’s decision was justice or politics seem fully justified.

They deliberately perverted justice in favor of violent mob rule to strengthen their political hand. They have done evil and called it justice. They have sown the wind, and the resulting whirlwind has still not fully hit our nation yet. But it will.

Columbus Police Release Body Cam Footage Showing Fatal Shooting Of Teen Girl. Tyler Durden — “As the teen swings the weapon toward the second girl, the officer fires several shots…”

Clint Eastwood, We Need You. Newt Gingrich — “At the end of the film, the American people watched the violent but effective Inspector Callahan throw away his badge in disgust at the pro-criminal, anti-rule of law culture of San Francisco. (Now the city is even more radically left-wing—there were no human feces maps in Dirty Harry’s time.)”

The Chauvin Appeal: How The Comments Of The Court & The Prosecutors Could Raise Challenges Going Forward. Jonathan Turley — “There will likely be an array of conventional appellate issues from the elements of the murder counts to the sufficiency of the evidence. … However, two issues were highlighted on the final day which could play a role in the appeal.”

“Now, prosecutors have admitted that the three other officers were as powerless as bystanders on the street. … Schleicher’s concession adds to an already difficult case because the other officers did take steps that can be cited by their defense attorneys as seeking to help Floyd.

Neither Waters nor the prosecution seemed concerned over how their words would impact this or later cases in the killing of George Floyd. Whatever benefit these statements may have brought, their true costs could be prohibitive as Minnesota struggles with the resulting uncertainties and unrest.

“killing”? that is a loaded word full of judgment to use in this case.

The New York Times Has Just Been Caught In Two Monstrous Lies. I & I Editorial Board — “On Tuesday, the public learned that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes. Just a few days before that, the public learned that the “Russian Bounty” story was fake.”

On media lies. neo — “there’s really no downside to it as far as the MSM is concerned. Now that they are activists who place party and politics above any journalistic integrity, lying becomes standard and very widespread. The fact that they back each other up in presenting a united front when they promulgate a lie is a very important part of it.”

Some Real Truths About Fake News. Peter Roff — “Originally the term was going to be used to discredit anything that appeared in an outlet that wasn’t part of the media elite which contradicted the dominant liberal narrative or painted progressives and their policies in an unfavorable light. – Oh, for the schemes of mice and men, as Robert Burns put it.” … “what was supposed to be an ad hominem attack on Fox News and other conservative outlets came to be synonymous with liberal media distortions of the day’s news.”tical/columbus-police-release-body-cam-footage-showing-fatal-shooting-teen-girl”>Columbus Police Release Body Cam Footage Showing Fatal Shooting Of Teen Girl. Tyler Durden — “As the teen swings the weapon toward the second girl, the officer fires several shots…”

Clint Eastwood, We Need You. Newt Gingrich — “At the end of the film, the American people watched the violent but effective Inspector Callahan throw away his badge in disgust at the pro-criminal, anti-rule of law culture of San Francisco. (Now the city is even more radically left-wing—there were no human feces maps in Dirty Harry’s time.)”

The Chauvin Appeal: How The Comments Of The Court & The Prosecutors Could Raise Challenges Going Forward. Jonathan Turley — “There will likely be an array of conventional appellate issues from the elements of the murder counts to the sufficiency of the evidence. … However, two issues were highlighted on the final day which could play a role in the appeal.”

“Now, prosecutors have admitted that the three other officers were as powerless as bystanders on the street. … Schleicher’s concession adds to an already difficult case because the other officers did take steps that can be cited by their defense attorneys as seeking to help Floyd.

Neither Waters nor the prosecution seemed concerned over how their words would impact this or later cases in the killing of George Floyd. Whatever benefit these statements may have brought, their true costs could be prohibitive as Minnesota struggles with the resulting uncertainties and unrest.

“killing”? that is a loaded word full of judgment to use in this case.

The New York Times Has Just Been Caught In Two Monstrous Lies. I & I Editorial Board — “On Tuesday, the public learned that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes. Just a few days before that, the public learned that the “Russian Bounty” story was fake.”

On media lies. neo — “there’s really no downside to it as far as the MSM is concerned. Now that they are activists who place party and politics above any journalistic integrity, lying becomes standard and very widespread. The fact that they back each other up in presenting a united front when they promulgate a lie is a very important part of it.”

Some Real Truths About Fake News. Peter Roff — “Originally the term was going to be used to discredit anything that appeared in an outlet that wasn’t part of the media elite which contradicted the dominant liberal narrative or painted progressives and their policies in an unfavorable light. – Oh, for the schemes of mice and men, as Robert Burns put it.” … “what was supposed to be an ad hominem attack on Fox News and other conservative outlets came to be synonymous with liberal media distortions of the day’s news.”

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creating artificial stupidity

A Left Turn Toward Biased Ignorance. I & I Editorial Board — “With the extreme left culturally ascendant, many of our most treasured and valuable national institutions have become houses of progressive Groupthink. Meanwhile, our nation’s founding principles, basic morality, values and even science have come under sustained hostile ideological assault by both the media and academia. Bias and ignorance have been institutionalized. Sadly, according to a new report, voters bear much of the blame for this.”

“As President Reagan said, oh-so politely, years ago, “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

We Live In An Age With Absolutely No Intellectual Foundations. Michael Every of Rabobank — “while most people don’t care to notice, once those go, everything else follows.”

Western Civilization’s Growing Intellectual Dead Zones. Richard Fernandez — “The world is living through a crisis of civilization which differs from ordinary disruption in that it involves not a breakdown of physical systems, as might be caused by a natural disaster or technological failure, but is a malaise afflicting the intellectual functioning of society itself.”

Red States Still Rebounding Faster than Blue States. The Committee to Unleash Prosperity — “Unemployment rates are roughly two percentage points lower in the blue states. – The average growth for red states in the fourth quarter was 5.1 percent, more than a full point higher than the average of 3.7 percent for Democrat-run states. – Eight of the top 10 states for fastest economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2020 were led by Republican Governors according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.”

The Joe Biden Who Never Was. Victor Davis Hanson — “Biden is proving the Biden he always was—as incompetent as Jimmy Carter, without the latter’s probity. He may prove as corrupt as Bill Clinton yet without his animal energy.”

Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe’s Lawsuit Against Twitter Alleges ‘Reckless Disregard’ For The Truth. Gabe Kaminsky — “The journalist seeks to demonstrate that Twitter acted with “reckless disregard” for the “falsity of this claim.”

Report: Officer Sicknick Died Of Natural Causes, Discrediting NYT Fire Extinguisher Theory. Tristan Justice — “District medical examiner Francisco Diaz ruled Sicknick died from natural causes, telling the Post there’s no evidence he died from an allergic reaction to chemical irritants such as bear spray or pepper spray.”

Judge In Chauvin Trial Says Maxine Waters’ Attempt To Gin Up Violence Could Lead To Jury Verdict Being Overturned. Jordan Davidson — “now that we have US representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to the specific case is mind-boggling.”

Did Wrecking Ball Maxine Waters Give Derek Chauvin Grounds for an Appeal? Victoria Taft — “Waters would complain that the “right-wing racists” distorted her words.”

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A bias towards ignorance

Study: After Relentlessly Mean-Girling Trump, Corrupt Corporate Media Are Trusty Biden Cheerleaders. Jordan Davidson — it’s called propaganda.

How Mastercard’s Rules Against Child Pornographers Could Be Used To Ban Conservatives From Banking. Margot Cleveland — “for a country whose corporate overlords refuse (or are unable) to distinguish between intrinsic evil and prudential policy judgments, this promising development will likely also serve as a beta test to further attack conservative groups.” The push is from ostracizing what is illegal towards what is not ‘woke.’

‘Stubborn Things,’ and the Chauvin Trial. William Sullivan — “Derek Chauvin should be tried for the crime of which he is accused, not as a stand-in for the mob’s presumption of America’s racism in policing.” … “We may need to brace ourselves and be prepared to speak loudly in defense of facts and evidence, and in favor of reason over passion,”

What Is The Difference Between The Wright And Babbitt Shootings? Jonathan Turley — “Within an hour of each other, charging decisions in two lethal police shootings were announced with strikingly different conclusions. The decisions reached in the shootings of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and Ashli Babbitt in Washington highlight concerns over the political and legal elements that can influence such decisions. The timing of the two decisions that involved two chaotic situations raises questions why charges were filed in Minnesota, but not in Washington.”

The Spiked Guns of Scholars Militant. Salvatore Babones — “It would be vain traditionalism to attempt to return to the seven liberal arts of the Greeks, Romans and Renaissance Italy.”

The liberal arts, you see, were not originally about leisure. They were about action. Military action, to be specific. Grammar for giving clear commands; logic for debating strategy; rhetoric for rousing the soldiers; astronomy for finding your way at night; arithmetic for counting your troops; geometry for making formations; and most crucial of all, music for marching, drilling, signalling and the overall exercise of command. In various forms, the liberal arts remained the foundation of a future general’s education from the Persian Wars right up until the Battle of Waterloo.

A Left Turn Toward Biased Ignorance. I & I Editorial Board — “With the extreme left culturally ascendant, many of our most treasured and valuable national institutions have become houses of progressive Groupthink.” … “No question, America is a mess. But how did it get that way? The simple answer, the poll of voters suggests, is ignorance, along with pervasive media and political bias.”

“For all 10 of the questions in which the electorate was most deluded, the wrong answers they gave concurred with progressive narratives propagated by the media,” the voter study showed. “Moreover, the false answers they gave were often far removed from reality, not just slightly mistaken.”

If Lockdowns Are Needed, Why Did More People Die In States That Locked Down Than Those That Didn’t? Will Jones — “Those academic teams which produce models predicting doom for places which don’t impose the measures they recommend should be challenged to apply their models to these states and hindcast the last winter. Any model which cannot accurately reproduce the known outcomes for these states should be calibrated until it can. Otherwise, if it can’t get the answer right for the past, why should we trust it for the future?”

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What’s wrong with this picture?

How to Start a War. Victor Davis Hanson — “Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong countries appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not.”

Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It. Christopher F. Rufo — “In explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism.”

“ather than abandon their Leftist political project, Marxist scholars in the West simply adapted their revolutionary theory to the social and racial unrest of the 1960s. Abandoning Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.

the radical Left has proved resilient and enduring—which is where critical race theory comes in.

Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism.

In contrast to equality, equity as defined and promoted by critical race theorists is little more than reformulated Marxism.

An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority.

Americans across the political spectrum have failed to separate the premise of critical race theory from its conclusion.

What to Say When Someone Is Gaslighting You. Elizabeth Yuko — “the awareness of the concept in general has been helpful for many people who experienced this type of behavior from a partner, colleague, family member or friend, but didn’t have a word for it.”

When it comes to woke tyranny, are the worms beginning to turn? Andrea Widburg — “For three days, I’ve had sitting on my virtual spindle a post that Bari Weiss, formerly of the New York Times, posted on her Substack page.” … “what we’re seeing from Rossi and Gutmann, in the belly of the beast that is true-blue New York, should be the start of a true Spartacus moment. We must join together to defeat the racist Critical Race Theory and other maddened toxins oozing from leftists.”

A Cry From The Heart Against Rot In Education. Paul Mirengoff — “I object to a definition of systemic racism, apparently supported by Brearley, that any educational, professional, or societal outcome where Blacks are underrepresented is prima facie evidence of the aforementioned systemic racism, or of white supremacy and oppression.”

Journalists, Learning They Spread a CIA Fraud About Russia, Instantly Embrace a New One. Glenn Greenwald — “The most significant Trump-era alliance is between corporate outlets and security state agencies, whose evidence-free claims they unquestioningly disseminate.”

Master List Of Official Russia Claims That Proved To Be Bogus. Matt Taibbi — “The Director of National Intelligence releases a report, and the press rushes to kick the football again.”

Democrat-run institutions are cheating to prop up the Biden administration. Andrea Widburg — “In three months, Joe Biden has effectively erased all American norms. Worse, he’s done so by executive fiat rather than the legislative process.” … “a Pew poll, which the media is shilling, assures us that he’s got a 59% approval rating. Dig into the poll, though, and it’s a lie — just as CBS lied when it shaved footage from the video of Adam Toldeo’s shooting to hide the firearm he’d been holding. In other words, we are being sold a narrative that has nothing to do with the truth.” … “There’s something downright Soviet about puffing up support for a politician that way.”

Can’t Stand Cant. Clarice Feldman — “I can’t stand any more cant — the hypocritical, sanctimonious blather so common to our public and private educational institutions, the media, politicians, interest groups and corporations.”

Power Play: How Southwest Gas beat back efforts by environmentalists to start moving Nevada away from natural gas. Daniel Rothberg, Riley Snyder — “Over six pages, the letter advocated for continued use of the fossil fuel, and raised concerns about Sisolak’s recently adopted climate strategy, which emphasized the need to plan for a transition away from natural gas to meet the state’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” – it’s a conflict; and guess who’s the bad guy.

Then consider Western US States Prepare For 1st-Ever Water Shortage Declaration; Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Generation At Risk. Tyler Durden — “At Lake Mead, water level are projected in the Bureau of Reclamation report to drop to the point where electricity generation at the Hoover Dam could be compromised – as the hydropower plant serves millions of customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.” Meanwhile, the Nevada state legislature is playing with ‘equity’ and other Leftist fantasies rather than dealing with reality.

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