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Just how should we react?

Why does half of America vote for such horrible things? Spruce Fontaine — “My sense is that Democrats, by and large, have a tenuous connection to things transcendent.  Transcendence gives coherence to existence.” … “My fear is that America may soon want an actual king to fill civilization’s incoherent void.”

The Real Genesis Of Extremism. Gary M. Galles — “Leonard Read, born 123 years ago this week, showed that real farsightedness when wrote “The Genesis of Extremism,” in the April 1962 issue of The Freeman. He already understood today’s name-calling, ad hominem attacks and guilt by association innuendo attacks and their connection to government overstepping of its logically defensible role” … “What we are witnessing is an instance of action and reaction. The genesis of the reaction is the action, and the origin of the current “extremism” is socialistic action.” … “how should we react to socialistic government “innovations” that attack our rights and liberties?”

The Afghanistization of America. Victor Davis Hanson — “We are doing our best to become a Third-World country of incompetency, constitutional erosion, a fractious and politicized military elite, and racially and ethnically obsessed warring tribes.” … “is our new freelancing and partisan military also in the process of becoming Afghanized—too many of its leadership electively appealing to pseudo-higher principles to contextualize violating the Constitution of the United States and, sadly, too many trying to reflect the general woke landscape of the corporate board to which so many have retired?”

Was ‘Justice For J6 Rally’ A Set-Up Or A Psy-Op? Ron Paul [The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity] — “As conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza Tweeted, the comedy of the event was that “there were so many undercover cops they were arresting each other by accident.” … “we must not let enemies of justice win. All liberty lovers must speak out for the unfairly persecuted. Even when it’s politically risky. We must not be silent!”

The Cabal That Cried Wolf and Undermined a Republic. Vince — “race was not the issue that makes these three cases so despicable.  What makes them so heinous is that they sought to play upon the sympathies of the American public.  In the end they failed and all three ended up disgraced and Magnum and Smith ended up in jail.” … “What is a much larger problem however is when such hoaxes are perpetrated by government.  And we’ve had a great deal of that.” … “Democrats have been manipulating Americans fears and goodwill for decades and today we are watching the culmination of that treachery.”

Australia: Covid’s tyranny. Reference Frame — By a Czech-born Australian lady whose name is known to me. “I have chosen to write this article mainly to let people around the world know the truth about what is happening in Australia. It is written according to the truth and my personal experience, nothing is second hand.”

Americans Need A New Media. I & I Editorial Board — “we have an army of journalists who are nakedly biased, vainly divisive, childishly spiteful, and purposely destructive. We can only hope our free market economy responds to the great business opportunity at hand before the press and its Democrat allies make doing so impossible as they work to shut down free enterprise.”

From the TV networks to the major daily newspapers to sophomoric gab shows, the media are in the business of lying, covering up and/or ignoring truth that hurts Democrats, instilling fear, creating an environment in which government can more easily control people who already had been freed through revolution, and “othering” and gaslighting dissenters.

As an institution, the press has been almost wholly taken over by a collection of liberty-loathing progressives, resentful leftists, neo-Marxists, aspiring tyrants, busybodies, bitter scolds, elitists, anti-Americans, and angry, juvenile activists – a composition identical to that of the Democratic Party. For those who doubt this, consider the Democrats’ recent proposal to subsidize left-leaning newspapers with taxpayer money.

How Durham Bombshell Made a ‘Birther’ Out of Me. Jack Cashill — “Upon reading special counsel John Durham’s 27-page indictment of attorney Michael Sussman, I found myself asking, “Is there anything Perkins Coie lawyers would not do to keep their Democratic clients in power?”

Indictment of Campaign Lawyer Demonstrates How Hillary Clinton Is The Most Systemically Manipulative Politician Of Our Lifetime. William A. Jacobson — “Hillary Clinton opreatives perpetrated a massive Russia-collusion fraud on the American public which not only manipulated the 2016 election process but also froze the Trump presidency and nearly paralyzed the nation politically for years.”

The Strange Thoughts of Catastropharians. Tony Thomas — “To Sally, we denialists are desperately cowering from “unbearable anxiety or loss”, rather than laughing at doom-criers’ 50 years of failed predictions.”

Concerning Ivermectin. Herschel Smith —  “The lesson is not about Ivermectin being poisonous because it isn’t, but about the pervasiveness of a type of new internet propaganda termed “informational flooding.” … “This is a gigantic propaganda campaign, and you’re the subject of the disinformation.  In other words, if they weren’t so scared of it, the laughable legacy media wouldn’t be spending so much time on it.”

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conspiracies gasping at straws

How to Tell What the Government Fears Most. J.B. Shurk — “I am of the opinion that we are all a part of one of the great epochal shifts in human history and that what we fight to secure today will reverberate through society for generations. We did not ask for this moment — most of us, in fact, have hoped that by quietly enduring the hardships that come our way, our toleration of what is intolerable would somehow be rewarded with comfort and peace.”

Lies, omissions and false fact checks – a banner week for media disinformation. Post Editorial Board — “We’ve listened to media writers bemoan that they cannot control the flow of information anymore. Why are people turning to those dark corners of the interwebs? Well, when you ignore a major presidential scandal broken by a well-respected wire service, exaggerate and obfuscate, then use “fact checks” to try to dismiss the truth, what credibility do you think you’re due? Chew on that missing context.”

The New Rules Bite Libs Right in the Uterus. Kurt Schlichter — “The new rule is that you use your power ruthlessly to defeat your opponent. And so, I’m totally comfortable with it. The Dems, not so much – this legislative suppository is shaped like a starfish and it ain’t going in easy.”

The administration seems to be acting with malice aforethought. Terry Paulding — “I am not a “conspiracy theorist,” because what I see is real — although leftists use the term against anyone sounding the alarm on any alarming event.” … “If we don’t want to fundamentally transform our country into a hellhole, it’s time to loudly badger our elected representatives, making them take action.  Speak the truth so they can’t help but hear us.  Hold them accountable, along long with the fake news media and the technocrats who allow the Taliban to have a voice on Twitter but cancel patriots.”

Millions of Americans without ICU doctors due to the “Biden ban”Seth Rabinowitz — “Americans are dying in ICUs in far greater numbers than would otherwise be if not for a newly misapplied 57-year-old rule banning the only American board-certified ICU doctors available in many cities from providing critical care, leaving only nurses to do the doctor’s job in treating ICU patients.

The great Ivermectin deworming hoax. Justus R. Hope — “The lesson is not about Ivermectin being poisonous because it isn’t, but about the pervasiveness of a type of new internet propaganda termed “informational flooding.” … “We are asked to believe that six telephone calls to poison control about Ivermectin are somehow newsworthy, yet over 100,000 calls to poison control on Tylenol each year are not.” … “We have watched the movement on Ivermectin proceed with steadily increasing global attention on google searches – in sharp contrast to the concocted ad hoc PR campaign hastily crafted in August by Big Pharma on these laughable poison control stories.”

Dr. Scott Atlas, Others Throttle Bangladesh Mask Study: ‘Extremely Weak Tea’. Scott Morefield — “To claim that masks caused any given variance in outcome, you need to isolate masks as a variable. They didn’t.” … “Harvard professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff called it “odd” that “mask advocates are excited by this study.” … “David Chavous, an attorney with a PhD in molecular biology, called the fact that results were only seen for those over 50 years old a “HUGE red warning sign.”

It is possible to bring clarity to the ivermectin debate. Anony Mee — “As regards the hysterical reporting out of the left that ivermectin is not an FDA-approved drug for the pandemic, in January 2021, a paper was published regarding repurposing ivermectin for efficacious use against COVID. ”

Return Of The Hockey Stick?  John Hinderaker — “This German source traces the contamination to a Swiss university, but I think a more fundamental answer is that an enormous amount of money is at stake. If climate hysteria leads to a retooling of the world’s energy system, almost all of us will suffer a decline in our standard of living.”

Organic Disaster. Alex Tabarrok — “Sri Lanka’s President abruptly banned chemical fertilizers earlier this year in a bid to become 100% organic. The ban has resulted in reduced production and soaring prices that, together with declining tourism and the pandemic, have created an economic crisis.

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The juvenile critique

Biden and the Left-wing Standard of Attacking Presidents. Victor Davis Hanson — “In just a few months Joe Biden has wrought a series of disasters that will invoke outrage that dwarfs the concocted anger directed at Donald Trump.”

Texas Gets Election Reform Right, ‘Mainstream’ Media Gets It Wrong. Hans von Spakovsky — “This bill’s biased coverage reflects how much the media relies on the propaganda circulated by the left that labeled the new law as “restrictive,” without questioning it.”

Two Questions About The Rolling Stone Story. John Hinderaker — “did anyone actually believe the Oklahoma story?” … “why has relatively little attention been paid to potential treatments for covid?” … “Granted, viruses are generally hard to cure or to treat. The conventional advice for covid is to treat it the same way you would a cold or the flu–a fact that seems revealing in itself. But I think the seeming disinterest in identifying practical remedies for covid, while we are awash in news stories about other aspects of the disease, is puzzling.”

Glen Reynolds at Instapundit —  The juvenile ‘It’s horse paste!’ critique of ivermectin. Tim Carney — “why does the major media want you to believe that ivermectin is simply a “horse paste”?” and also “Media narrative right now: “The only reason Covid isn’t over is because a bunch of dumb anti-vaxxer Trumpian hicks from rural America refuse to get vaccinated, and instead are taking horse dewormer that they read about on the internet!”

Why in the World Is the Government Disrupting the Distribution of Monoclonal Antibodies Now? Stacey Lennox — “After demonizing nearly every medication with the potential to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) finally recommended monoclonal antibodies earlier this summer.” … “Once Florida Governor Ron DeSantis decided to promote outpatient treatment using the antibodies and establish infusion centers, the media reacted because he is a very dangerous Republican.” … “On Friday, someone who claimed to be an urgent care specialist tweeted that HHS had informed him that the government would now decide which facilities would receive doses of monoclonal antibodies.”

To date, therapeutics and repurposed medications to reduce disease severity have been underemphasized and even demonized. Monoclonal antibodies made it through all the noise and President Trump’s endorsement. It is time for the federal response to encourage increased production of monoclonal antibodies, challenge manufacturers to develop formulations against variants of concern, and get them in the hands of practitioners.

The COVID Vaccine: A Physician’s Perspective. “I watched in horror from my position at a big hospital in February 2020 as COVID-19 ravaged Italy. The virus was spreading globally, nothing seemed to stop it, and thousands were dying with no effective treatment to be found. It was truly a nightmare scenario.” … “In medicine we talk about informed decision making. The old, paternalistic, directive medicine is in the past. We involve patients in their care, inform them, allow them to make the decisions, right or wrong. Politics mixed with science, science has lost and we have now returned to the paternalistic directive medicine of “vaccinate or else”.

Delta, Breakthrough Infections and the Ongoing Media and Public Health Terrorism. Kevin Roche — “panic if you want to but I still believe that Delta has at best a marginal transmission advantage, results in less severe disease, and is being handled pretty well by the vaccines.”

Is COVID a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated? Not Quite. Brian C.Joondeph — “Physicians spreading medical misinformation, particularly about COVID, “are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards” due to their “high degree of public trust” and their “powerful platform in society.” One could say this applies more so to the president of the United States, the CDC director, and to major newspapers and media organizations, all of whom have a far larger platform than any single doctor.”

We are all in this together and will sink or swim collectively based on the actions of those charged with making reasoned and evidence-based decisions. Dishonestly presenting data will only dig us all into a deeper hole.

There’s Nothing The U.S. Can Do To Affect Global Temperature. I & I Editorial Board — “Despite zero evidence that human greenhouse gas emissions are harming Earth, the Democrats, cheered by the media, continue to enact energy policies they say are necessary for saving our world. But all they’re doing is increasing energy scarcity, which forces prices higher, and ignoring facts that don’t fit their narrative.”

 

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So where’s the accountability?

Defeat and Dishonesty. Mark Steyn — “As Victor says, there is a sickness in the US military which ought to be very troubling. Because that will never be addressed by the “mainstream” media, it is even more critical that the institutions of the right do more than merely peddle their lame-arse sappy-happy boosterism bollocks.”

“Solutions” are easy: all that would be required would be to revert to the norms of sovereign states with a prudent calculation of national interest as that term has been understood through the Westphalian era. That solution is obstructed by a ruling elite that despises its own countrymen and is increasingly on the take from China, using as its shock-troops a deranged army of the woke for whom every inconsequential errant Tweeter is the Hitler du jour, or at any rate the Jefferson Davis.
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I get that defeat is a downer, I understand the urge to dine out on D-Day forever. But it is a necessary condition of any “solution” to live in truth, and to address honestly a global failure that in world-historical terms confirms China’s view that America is over. Yet the above drivel barely qualifies as the “shock” and “denial” of the first stages of grief. Too much American pseudo-conservatism’s analysis these past three weeks has been parochial and risible: perhaps the first solution is to demand a new and less pitifully deluded right.

The Appeal of Chaos: How Politicians and Pundits are Misconstruing The Supreme Court’s Order on the Texas Abortion Law. Jonathan Turley — “Roe has long been the battlefield described by Napoleon as “a scene of constant chaos” in which “the winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.” The problem is that Biden cannot control that chaos any more than his predecessors and may, in fact, make it far worse.”

Psychological paralysis in the battle for America. M. E. Boyd — “Islam allows no accommodation with a non-believer. Christianity does” … “The predicament America finds herself in is difficult for the average American to internalize.” … “First, as ascribed to Sun Tzu, psychological paralysis underpins all. By severing an opponent’s connection to his environment (reality), from his perception of that reality, an opponent’s will to resist can collapse.”

Americans now cannot tell reality from its perception, cannot tell moral right from its dark counterpart, and have lost their empirical connection to the difference between the primordial and the refined. The strategy and the tactics of those, both domestic and foreign, who wish our nation and our people harm prevail. Whether these tactics have lessened a commitment to Christianity or a lessened commitment to Christianity has fostered these tactics is difficult to unravel. The result is that Islam is on the rise as a threat to Western Civilization.

Where are the apologies for spreading ‘harmful misinformation’ about fake ivermectin overdoses in Oklahoma hospital? Thomas Lifson — “news commentator gleefully spread a false story that rural hospitals and ambulances in Oklahoma were backed up because so many ignorant rubes were overdosing on ivermectin horse medicine.  Some were even losing their vision.”

Horse-Paste Hooey: How Left-Wing Lunatics Spread Yet Another Obvious Lie. Tyler Durden’ — “If one wants to wrap their brain around why the leftist-establishment media complex has lost all credibility, this Tablet article by Konstantin Kisin from August is mandatory reading worth ten minutes of your time.”

Latest Covid Hoax Tells The Story. Mark Wauck — “For The Left It’s Always About Politics–Meaning, Class” … “nothing so rational as cynical manipulation can account for the obvious wackiness that’s in play. It’s got to be something deeply psychological” … “The giveaway that this was an obvious hoax and was always about Lefty politics—and therefore about class—is that not only was this hoax located in a rural area but the also involved the meme of supposed rural gun violence.”

American Education Is Rotten from Top to Bottom. Jack Cashill — “Those students who leave America’s schools of education, Ed.D.s in hand, now control just about all forms of public education — and much of private education — from pre-school to (yes) medical school.  Unlike schools, say, of engineering or computer science or even liberal arts, if every graduate school of education in America shut down tomorrow, no one not on the payroll would miss them.  Always useless, they are now much worse than useless, and we are all paying the bill.”

No one’s safe from the righteous mob. Joanne Jacobs — “Nearly two-thirds of the attacks came from the scholar’s left, but 34 percent came from his or her right,” Hess notes. “The anti-Enlightenment left is leading the charge on campus speech suppression, but it has too much company.”

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Consequences of Lost Trust

Something Is Wrong with America’s Top Commanders. Victor Davis Hanson — “Think of that irony. If Milley considered a politicized resignation to rebuke Trump over the false charge, then surely he could now consider a real resignation after overseeing the worst military disaster of the last half-century in Kabul.” … “Something is terribly wrong in the ranks of America’s top commanders that reflects something wrong with the country.” … “Somehow our new woke Pentagon is hell-bent on losing the trust of the American people—along with the wars it fights abroad.”

The Greatest Victory Since Napoleon Left Moscow. Roger Kimball — “the proper response to this ideology is not to offer it partnerships in the hope that you can make a mutually satisfying deal that caters to everyone’s “self-interest.” On the contrary, the proper response is to understand, as Benjamin Netanyahu put it, that we are dealing here with “a war to reverse the triumph of the West.”

American debacle. Alexander Tomský — “Where does the naive notion of American politicians that they can establish constitutional and secular government, if not democracy and human rights, in a foreign country of a completely different civilisation come from?” … “Liberals don’t like to hear that democracy originated in Judeo-Christian civilization and is not sustainable without its roots, as the American culture war proves.” … “The flight from Afghanistan put an end to one great illusion, but the insane ideology of “social justice” is a greater threat than Islamic terrorism. It is high time for liberal conservatives to man up and go on the offensive.”

The Real Authoritarians Threatening America. Newt Gingrich — “The great irony is that so many on the left used their argument that Trump is an authoritarian to justify acting as authoritarians themselves. For starters, look at the mainstream media.”

Tyler Durden — Rolling Stone ‘Horse Dewormer’ Hit-Piece Debunked After Hospital Says No Ivermectin Overdoses and USA Today ‘Fact Check’ Accuses Gold Star Parents Of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction. major media caught with pants down

Vaccine Voodoo. James Rickards [DailyReckoning.com] — “Many everyday Americans probably believe that the COVID vaccines will keep them from getting COVID. That’s not true and never has been true.”

The American Thinker ‘must reads’ … 

Fake News: The strange campaign against ivermectin escalates. Monica Showalter — “What’s with the bizarre campaign against ivermectin?”

The Healthcare Credibility Problem. Paul D. Hoffman — “My advice to healthcare providers is to stop speaking in absolutes, recognize that there has always been healthy disagreement among medical professionals, and most of all, recognize that when people decline their well-intended advice, it is because the healthcare community has a serious credibility problem.”

Second Thoughts: Dems Have A Few.  Clarice Feldman — “the major media are having a hard time burying the story of administrative incoherence and stupidity and the consequences here and abroad.”

Joe Biden and the Consequences of Lost Global Trust. Chet Richards — “All societies are based on trust.  It doesn’t matter how the society is organized. It could be a democracy, king and country, or even a totalitarian dictatorship.  What matters is that the people of that society have trust in their system and in their leadership.  Without that trust there is chaos.”

The Property We Have in Our Rights. Christopher Slager — “we must balance our assertion to individual rights with our collective duties measured to particular circumstances. … In exercising and defending our rights, we must think as shrewdly as the serpent and carry ourselves as innocently as the dove.”

What’s an ‘antivaxxer’? Peter Skurkiss — “After carefully listening to the pros and cons on the COVID vaccines and measuring their risk-to-reward, I am opposed to taking any. Does this make me an antivaxxer?” … “The pejorative ‘antivaxxer’ is not meant to be factual. Rather its intent is to shut down any discussion on the COVID vaccines that might make the medical establishment and Big Pharma feel uncomfortable.”

American employers are now conducting religious inquisitions. Andrea Widburg — “NCH conducted a religious colonoscopy on one of its employees for what was a pretext and a sham.”

Ever wonder why woke people hate America so much? Steve Feinstein — “we are raising — encouraging, even! — an entire generation of people who feel no ownership of, loyalty to, or obligation to the country in which they live.”

When civilization is treated like a dropped call. Spruce Fontaine — “What sort of mind accepts a job along with training as a 911 operator but then callously treats it like a bored call-screener on midnight radio?”

and others chip in:

Masks hurt kids — do they help? Joanne Jacobs — “There is “no scientific consensus” about masking schoolchildren, writes Prasad. “The World Health Organization, which recommends that children 12 and older wear masks under the same circumstances that adults do, specifically advises against masking kids age 5 and younger.” The U.S. is an outlier.”

How to Lie With Statistics and Bad Study Design, Mask Version. Kevin Roche — “to fully demonstrate the desperation of the mask religionists to find anything that supports mask effectiveness at stopping community spread of CV-19.”

Left’s outcry over Texas abortion ban has little to do with science, protecting women. Marjorie Dannenfelser — “Rooted at the very core of Texas’s Heartbeat Act is the concept of basic humanity, informed by science.”

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It’s another thing for delusions to run your entire society

The Left’s Hysteria About Kids And COVID Is Much Worse Than QAnon. Joy Pullmann — “While the left loves to play up QAnon, they pshaw away the fact that Democrats’ entire rationale for ruling right now is a set of far more destructive conspiracy theories.” … “a mass hysteria based on conspiracy theories far worse than QAnon. It has no basis in science, data, or reality. It is entirely a psychotic power play that sane people must refuse to allow to control our lives” … “It’s one thing to be deluded. It’s another thing for delusions to run your entire society.”

‘Fact Checkers’ Play Word Games To Deny Biden Dozed Off During Meeting With Israeli PM. Fuzzy Slippers — “Who are you going to believe, the leftstream media or your lying eyes?” … “Note the “manipulated media” tag that Twitter added to this tweet to help their good friends”

American Thinker is on a roll. Check these out: Who Shall Rescue Us from Joe Biden? Geoffrey P. Hunt — The lies just keep on coming. Eric Utter — Yes, the Left is that Stupid. J.R. Dunn — A Ruling Class with Blood on Its Hands. J.B. Shurk

 

 

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A race to the bottom

psychosis

Still Crazy About Trump.  John Hinderaker – “So you might expect the editorialists to cite at least one thing Trump did that was arguably illegal. But you would be disappointed.” … “When the Times says “embrace authoritarianism,” they mean things like opposing mask mandates and vaccine requirements for people who have had covid, along with wanting fewer regulations and lower taxes. In other words, anti-authoritarianism.”

Big Tech, woke finance crack down on Flynn, Gateway Pundit, Berenson in cancel culture purge. Just the News staff — “In recent days, Twitter permanently banned independent journalist Alex Berenson, Google demonetized The Gateway Pundit from its ad network, and Chase Bank canceled the credit cards of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.”

The factual post that got Alex Berenson banned from Twitter. Andrea Widburg — “Because Berenson’s conclusions did not support mask mandates and lockdowns, the tech tyrants hate him.  He’s routinely been locked out of Twitter, and, last year, Amazon tried to shut down his self-published works about the virus.”

Mental fitness, politicized psychiatry, and the authoritarian impulse. David Zukerman — “with the current POTUS showing signs of cognitive impairment, a noted psychiatrist who maintained that President Trump was mentally impaired appears to be silent.”

Our Afghan Nightmare: Tanks for Nothing. Victor Davis Hanson —  “Afghanistan has been reinvented as the best-equipped terrorist nation in the world, basking in the prestige of humiliating the world’s superpower.”

Is Afghanistan the Next Killing Field? Fay Voshell — “America’s abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan portends a humanitarian disaster of unknown proportions.”

Biden Makes Islamic Terrorism Great Again. I & I Editorial Board — “Will the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, the rebirth of ISIS, and the appearance of American weakness fuel another huge spike in Islamic terror around the world – including in the United States? — If, God forbid, that does happen, the cause will be easy to pinpoint. And Joe Biden will have presided over two major increases in global terrorism since 9/11.”

Pretending COVID Is An Emergency Is Killing America. Molly McCann — “There is no justification for the continued suspension of the American form of self-government that secures all our individual rights and liberties.” … “The Western world is living a massive COVID lie. That lie is strangling the life out of liberty, and it will destroy our constitutional order if we do not end this horrifying charade.”

Who’s Skipping the Vaccine? The Answer May Surprise You. Brian C. Joondeph — “Hesitancy is relative resistance, in comparison to those who are genuinely anti-vaccine, refusing any and all vaccines. … Leaving aside the rationale or flaws behind these views, who are the vaccine-hesitant and why? The media has reported on this group and, not surprisingly, their characterizations may be inaccurate.”

Regardless of motivations, disparate groups of Americans, independent of political affiliation, are vaccine-hesitant, contrary to the media narrative. It’s a public health disservice for the media to politicize everything, including the COVID vaccines.

Harvard Determined to Race to the Bottom. Fletch Daniels — “So, Harvard University named Greg Epstein, an atheist, as their head chaplain because, apparently, nothing makes more sense to them than turning over the spiritual direction of their students to someone whose entire belief system is built around the belief that there is no God.”

on matters of race

Thinking about race: It’s not simple. Joanne Jacobs — “People with good intentions don’t realize they’re asking for a backlash when they “tell one group of kids, ‘You’re privileged, and there’s a problem with that, and you need to do something about it,’ [while] the other group of kids is encouraged to say, ‘I’m disadvantaged, and there’s so much wrong, and everything is working against me’.” It “breeds resentment” and reduces self-esteem and empathy, Foster believes.”

Playing the Race Card on Larry Elder. Heather Mac Donald — “Engaging in shameful duplicity regarding crime and policing, the media attempt to portray the California gubernatorial candidate as anti-black.” … “Unfortunately for Elder’s critics, the statistics showing vastly disproportionate rates of black crime and victimization come from some of the Left’s favorite sources.” … “If Elder were running as a Democrat, the press would be celebrating the possibility of California’s first black governor. Instead, we hear nothing about “shattering glass ceilings” or “diversifying” the ruling elite.”

But the media’s effort to portray his run merely as a resurgence of alleged Trumpian racism depends on a shameful duplicity regarding crime and policing. As long as that duplicity remains in force, in the California governor’s office and elsewhere, the country will continue sliding toward anarchy.

keep in mind that affirmative action is an expression of black privilege and white victimization.

Reality surfacing

Hurricane Ida Was by No Means Louisiana’s Worst. James Delingpole — “Here, courtesy of Paul Homewood, is the hard data showing that the busiest recent decade for hurricanes was the 1940s.”

 

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A Tool of Control

From a doctor bewildered at where all this COVID stuff is going. Steve Karp, MD — “Until recently, the practice of medicine was based more on science, less on science fiction.  Even when science fiction acted as foreshadowing, hard evidence was required to turn fiction into non-fiction.” … “evidence today has taken a back seat to wishful thinking — or is it an agenda?  A refresher on recent issues is required to see how science fiction has increasingly replaced science and where it leads.”

Unlimited Power: The Latest Supreme Court Dissent Is A Window Into The Mind Of The COVID Bureaucracy Christopher Bedford — “The left thinks its power is so broad as to be essentially limitless, and so singularly vested as to be checked virtually solely at its own discretion.”

while it’s been in full public view these past 18 months, the reality is we have increasingly suffered under the thumb of unchecked bureaucracy since President Woodrow Wilson; its power and influence growing stronger each year, while the executive and congressional power and will to curb it have lessened.

Some of that growth is natural: influence craves influence, power craves power. But much of it is the result either of active policies in favor of it (or a failure to enact policies restricting it), driven by men like Wilson and men like Breyer — highly educated and seriously intelligent men who think that we, the people, ought not rule ourselves; the experts will take care of that.

A Tool of Control: How Health Officials Weaponize Language to Manage Public Perception of COVID Vaccines. Children’s Health Defense — “The deployment of clever linguistic tricks has created a hostile upside-down universe, where even the vaccine-injured are tarnished as “anti-vaxxers” or liars rather than acknowledged as ex-vaxxers who took risks that turned out to be life-changing.” … “it pays to be attentive to how health authorities use language, for “the more you know about language, the more immune you become to its effects.”

Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd gives an interview outing himself as Ashli Babbitt’s killer. neo — “He not only feels he did nothing wrong, but he is very proud of his actions that day.” … “Typical MSM “facts” expressed in their typical manner. There’s nothing that is exactly a flat out boldfaced lie there, but the sentence is very misleading.” … “this is typical of the MSM’s approach, and it’s a very useful one in terms of propaganda.”

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Gaslighting all over. Why? Struggling to understand.

Does America Still Work? Victor Davis Hanson — “Until our officials can ensure a humane and sustainable standard of living, we have no business lecturing others abroad, much less conducting endless witch hunts of our own at home.”

For nearly two years, Americans have engaged in a great woke experiment of cannibalizing themselves. American civilization has invested massive labor, capital, and time in an effort constantly to flagellate itself for not being perfect.  

Yet neither America’s resilience nor its resources are infinite. We are now beginning to see the consequences of what happens when premodern tribalism absorbs Americans.

Feds to restart oil leasing after Biden loss in court. Jazz Shaw — “in terms of energy production, there is now some new hope on the horizon. We are once again facing energy production shortfalls after several years where the United States took its place as a dominant global leader in oil and gas production. Perhaps these new leases will put us back on track to rebuild what was recently lost.”

Why Do Media Fact Checkers Keep Ignoring This Biden Big Lie? I & I Editorial Board — “That phrase – “transform America” – ought to scare Americans. After all, what exactly does Biden want to transform the world’s biggest, most prosperous, most free nation into? … Then Biden went on to repeat the biggest of his Big Lies about the economy, one that media fact-checkers – too exhausted, apparently, from years spent fact-checking every utterance of President Donald Trump’s –  keep missing.”

Big Tech Censorship Is an Assault on Individual Liberty. James M. Taylor — “Today, a small number of giant corporations have secured monopoly power over the primary means by which Americans exercise their free-speech rights. It’s time for change.”

Trump Derangement Syndrome is Quite Real. John Green — “I always thought “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS) was a funny way to describe the enthusiasm with which the left detests Donald Trump.  However, after my interaction with Lloyd, I get it now.  TDS is a real malady — created by the gaslighting and propaganda of the left.  Those suffering from it don’t just hate Donald Trump, they’ve fabricated an irrational worldview to justify that hatred.  It is truly deranged.  To move forward as a nation, we need to understand it and develop strategies to deprogram those afflicted with it.”

Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy as Public Policy. Jeremy Bray — “why haven’t these safe, affordable, and potentially-effective treatment protocols been pursued with vigour? What on earth is going on in our government and medical community? Who is making the decisions, and why aren’t more medical professionals speaking out?”

What is impossible to understand is why, in the middle of a pandemic, with all of the suffering caused by both the virus and the ‘lockdown and vaccinate’ strategy repeated failures, the medical community isn’t erring on the side of action and pursuing the opportunity to at least try these protocols. This reluctance is even more puzzling, given the way the medical community has so quickly and firmly latched on, firstly, to such responses as masks, social distancing and lockdowns, none of which has any scientific support and all failing any cost-benefit analysis, and secondly, to the experimental vaccines, the long-term effects of which on the vaccinated are at the moment not only unknown but unknowable.

Given the failure of the vaccines to provide sterilising and durable immunity, these officially shunned protocols become even more important, possibly crucially important, to ending the emergency.

The Closing of the Progressive Mind. Steve Feinstein — “Although many progressives consider themselves to be intelligent and sophisticated, there is a world of difference between academic intelligence and emotional intelligence. They voted for Biden based on immature emotion and shallow surface appearances. They didn’t have the emotional or intellectual strength or courage to evaluate things based on policy and results.”

The progressives’ ignoble, duplicitous actions led to Biden’s “win.” They stood by and voted against the most beneficial, productive president this country has seen since World War II and they willingly perpetrated the fraud that put Biden in office. One thing is pretty obvious to everyone: they’re not getting together behind closed doors and discussing Biden’s failure amongst themselves. On the contrary, any honest, self-reflective progressive thought instantly evaporates and disappears like the steam that vanishes the moment the shower door is opened.

The Bad And The Ugly About COVID In America. Thomas T. Siler — “The mainstream media, some public health authorities, and the pharmaceutical industry have engaged in a massive disinformation campaign.” … “We need to preserve the freedom to choose our medical treatments and not be persecuted for that choice. The vaccinated and the unvaccinated need to come together to stop the hysteria, fear, and efforts to control us.”

The FDA did NOT grant full approval to the Pfizer shots. Carl Schwitzer — “The FDA sent two letters.  The first one was a letter of BLA (Biologics License Application) approval, and the second was a letter of EUA [Emergency Use Authorization] extension to COMIRNATY.” … “The mRNA gene therapy shots are still experimental.  Mandating them is still wrong — by a wide variety of ethical standards.”

Scapegoating the Unvaxxed. Sally Zelikovsky — “Like our government overlords, Williamson makes haughty and faulty assumptions about the vaccine-hesitant. Their reluctance is primarily due to the new mRNA technology and the lack of information about its potential long-term side effects.  The fact that the government is pushing too hard, has been inconsistent and has taken an antagonistic approach by threatening our freedoms, might cause many to dig in their heels, but doesn’t affect the crux of their decisions.”

How ‘Informed Consent’ Became ‘Coercion of the Uninformed’. William Sullivan — “this commercial, just like every COVID vaccine pitch ever created, treats us, the skeptical-yet-potential consumer, like a child being persuaded by a desperate parent to believe that Santa really showed up on Christmas Eve.”

Ivermectin and COVID-19: Why poison centers are getting calls about this controversial drug. Oscar Gonzalez — “Is this a miracle pill or a sham?” caveat: binary fallacy in headline, article follows the narrative but does indicate evidence contrary to the narrative and no basis for the narrative. Some good information but you need to read carefully. The answer to the title question is implied but not clear.

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Overreach and humiliation. Poppycock?

A Media-Fueled Covid Scandal in Broward County Is Killed by Facts. Brad Slager — “Broward is a deeply blue county to begin with, and the local papers especially have been antagonistic — or hostile, even — towards the governor.” … “Consider elsewhere in the press where a solitary source would come forward with a claim — and they just run with the story, absent any exploration.” … “During a viral crisis, this kind of behavior is enough to make one sick.”

Hottest Month? Poppycock!. Charles Rotter — “disgraceful reporting by the BBC (complete with a disgusting use of a photo of the Turkish wildfires)” … “Meanwhile, back in the real world, July temperature anomalies even according to NOAA themselves are well below the peaks of 2015 and 2016, and barely higher than they were two decades ago:” … “And the claim that they know the world’s temperature to one hundredth of a degree is ridiculous.”

The Scale of Humiliation. Mark Steyn — “The scale of America’s global humiliation is so total that I see my friends at Fox News cannot even bear to cover it.” … “On the leftie side, of course, the court eunuchs have risen as one to protect the Dementia Kid, and are working as hurriedly as the Kabul document-shredders in an effort to figure out a way to blame it all on Trump.” … “As for the enemy, the good news is that if your regime is attacked by America you’ll likely wind up with even more territory than you started with”

“Harmless as an enemy, and treacherous as a friend”: a devastating indictment, and entirely correct. But it neglects the ultimate reality: the bungling superpower can inflict defeat only on itself.

The Great Parent Revolt. Katharine C. Gorka — “As overreach in classrooms by progressive school administrators, nonprofits and the federal government has reached new heights, parents are stepping up to fight back.” … “The bottom line is that education in America will likely never be the same, thanks to the Great Parent Revolt of 2021, and that’s good news.”

 

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Anyone else feel like they’re being taken for a ride?

To Vax or Not To Vax… Sgt. Mom — “If the Wuhan Flu/Commie Crud had turned out to be all that the mainstream media had predicted, everyone would know first-hand someone who had died of it, possibly even more than just one. Every single family would be grieving, whole communities and congregations would be practically extinguished – just as happened in 1918 Influenza Pandemic. — The Wuhan Flu/Commie Crud turned out to be a damp squib in comparison.”

Fear Forever: If You Liked COVID Science, You’ll Love Climate Change Science. Henry Payne — “For the last 18 months public health officials and politicians have played politics with COVID science in order to justify government intrusion into every corner of American life.” … “Now Democrats are pivoting to climate “science” to justify sweeping government controls over American life.”

Incompetence + Arrogance = Woke. Victor Davis Hanson — “Politically correct ideology is masking and contributing to the widespread failure of our institutions.” … “We know the nature of mass hysterias in history, and how they can overwhelm and paralyze what seem to be stable societies.”

Optimism, Inc.: The Crushing Weight of Lies. Victor Davis Hanson — “One reason why tribalism will cease is that it is unsustainable and that all other groups are starting to see where it leads and want no part of it.” … “we have almost reached peak wokism. To continue the arc leading to tribalism will unravel the county and I think the majority of all races will not tolerate that.”

“The greatest fear of the race industry is the present, not of 1825 not 1861 not 1950, but the here and now—and the growing anger they know they are sowing for the short-term careerist gain of a few pampered elites. So in this pessimistic rant, I am optimistic that woke comes to a close soon. You see its untruth and dangers are unsustainable and most Americans in the 233rd year of the best nation in history will not simply surrender and sigh, “RIP.”

Democrats Are So Lucky To Have The Media Help Them Constantly Deny Reality. Eddie Scarry — “The Democratic Party is in as big an ugly mess as ever. Good thing for them that there are people like Charles Blow to convince voters to deny reality.”

This Isn’t ‘Science,’ It’s Deception. Eddie Scarry — “Anyone else feel like they’re being taken for a ride with this COVID-19 nonsense? Like you’re being played? Manipulated?”

Chicken Little is real. Brian Spinosa — “It seems useful to provide some context regarding numbers such as these, considering all the numbers being thrown around regarding COVID-19, the apparent push to create a panic over the delta variant of COVID-19, the obvious push for everyone to get vaccinated, and the fact that the United States is ranked so poorly in math and science.”

Playing chicken(pox) with the CDC. Jack Hellner — “The CDC is justifying their new guidance that vaccinated people need to wear a mask by saying COVID spreads as easily as chickenpox. — Since most of the media will just repeat the CDC talking points on this and all subjects, I thought I would do some basic research and try to find out how many cases of chickenpox occur each year.”

Another Partisan Stunt by the U.S. Capitol Police. Julie Kelly — “A kid-glove approach to federal officers blatantly participating in a political operation designed to help Democrats and undermine Republicans is not just wrongheaded, it’s dangerous.” … “as usual, facts and proof don’t matter. Journalists and commentators accepted the officers’ unsubstantiated testimony without question.”

Finally! A Republican said what needed to be said about Biden’s border. Andrea Widburg — “The Constitution, in Art. II, Section 4, states that “[t]he President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”  Allowing a foreign invasion of one’s country easily comes within the category of Treason, and violating the entire immigration code slots right into the category of “high Crimes.”

It’s Republicans Who Are a Threat to Democracy. Rajan Laad — “Republicans were silent, despite facts being on their side.  If challenged, they will claim that Democrats control Congress, the Senate, and the White House.  It has to be remembered that in 2016, the Democrats were in an identical position but managed to wreak havoc.”

A Therapist’s Take on the Transgender Influx. Elizabeth Naham — “There does not seem to be any reversal in the ensuing devolution of sanity.”

 

 

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Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty

John Hayward says what needs to be said about the Jan. 6 show trial. Bookworm — “Whether it’s the fascist show trial in the House or the political prisoners in D.C. jails, John Hayward explains what’s really going on.”

The DOJ’s Latest Pronouncement on Voting Laws Is Truly Mind-Blowing. Bonchie — “Apparently, the federal government believes it’s a violation of people’s voting rights to…ensure an election was carried out fairly in a manner that can not change the outcome? I don’t know, it makes no sense” … “As an aside, this is a good example of why Democrats are so effective. They always stay on the offensive while Republicans typically wait to react. In this case,”

Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty – The Democrat Party’s Playbook. Jeff M. Lewis “It has been, at least for me, a gobsmacking couple of weeks. I have watched while the Democrat Party, its partisans in state-controlled media, and their ever-so-virtue-signaling but absurdly never-self-aware politicians have had just about everything they say and do “boomerang” on them and hit them square in the noggin.”

Sure, we all can lie, but should we? Mark C. Ross — “I learned by observation that I had no obligation to tell the truth, but perceived credibility was essential to my success.” … “multiple sources for this stuff called information.  Some of them are bogus.  But how can we tell?  There used to be a thing called critical thought.  This implied that we were expected to test what we were told in order to ferret out the hoaxes and other BS.  — A common substitute for serious argument is to attack the pedigree of the source rather than intelligently dispute the facts presented”

 

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It’s not the bias, it’s the deceit

Yes, It’s Okay For Journalists To Be Biased. It’s Not Okay To Parade Lies As Fact While Silencing Debate. Elle Reynolds – “Bias isn’t the problem. It’s when a gaslighting monopolistic media hegemon insists that lies are facts and anyone who questions them is ‘disinformation.’” … The fallacy rationalizing a lack of intellectual integrity? – “The danger with this facade of perfect objectivity is that journalists pretend — and insist you believe — it exists.”

“Instead of hiding bias under the pretense of neutrality, Wolfe’s solution is to treat journalism as a crusade to improve the world. “I often do write with an agenda — with an eye toward creating change,” she says.

This attitude led white-knighting journalists to treat every aspect of Donald Trump’s presidency — culminating with the trespassing and mayhem at the U.S. Capitol in January — as the greatest threat to democracy ever, which could only be stopped by the brave commentary of self-congratulating commentators on Twitter.

Wolfe recognizes a problem she doesn’t want to admit: the crushing bias of outlets like The New York Times that pat themselves on the back for being “so objective” has undermined the credibility of the news desk as well as the editorial page. She tries to defend a distinction, blaming readers for not understanding the difference between a reporter and a pundit.

But it’s not readers who are blurring the lines. Many reporters at outlets like the Times, the Washington Post, or CNN are indistinguishable from pundits, parroting as fact lies about everything from COVID-19 and vaccine efforts to a sham impeachment, Lafayette Park, and just about anything else involving President Trump.

These systematic lies go much further than the unavoidable perspectives each writer (or reader) brings to the table. It’s possible to prioritize truth, accuracy, and honesty while still having a point of view. It’s not possible to prioritize such principles when you value pushing your political agenda more.

Media Bites Hard, Yet Again, for Another ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ Story on Trump. Nick Arama – “Now, you know right off the bat with the “mentally unstable” claim that it’s going to be an acid bath of a story.”

Georgia Secretary Of State Explains Why He’s Just Now Discovering More Than 10,000 Illegal Votes Cast In 2020. Margot Cleveland – “The tangled web of voter reform laws, the Trump voter fraud accusations, and the Secretary of State Office’s findings show why we need more digging on what happened in Georgia.” … lollygagging, delay, obfuscation, denial, rationalizations, excuses, buck passing – it’s all on display

“At this point, however, what matters is that the truth is exposed and that Republicans come together to ensure the integrity of future elections — and expose the Democrats’ attempts to disenfranchise legal voters with illegal and fraudulent votes.

Today’s Double Standard Justice System. Jim Hoft –  Dem Rep Joyce Beatty STORMS US Capitol, Arrested and Released Soon After While Trump Supporters Languish in Isolation in Prison for 6 Months for Same Offense. “Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty along with a group of far-left protesters stormed the Hart Senate Building on Thursday chanting, “End the filibuster!”

The Capitol Cover Up. Julie Kelly – “Release the tapes. Release the name of Ashli Babbitt’s shooter. And release Joe Biden’s political prisoners.”

What Is to Be Done? See the Adversary Clearly. [caveat: Epoch Times] Michael Walsh – “As I’ve written many times in these pages, we no longer have an Election Day, but rather a rolling plebiscite that includes not only bogus “absentee” ballots for those in the country but too lazy or too stupid to get to the polls on the day designated by the U.S. Code, but now also “curated” ballots for those too dumb to correctly mark their choices; “harvested” ballots, those delivered by activists purporting to be from lawful voters; “early” ballots, in other words, illegal ballots; and even “late” ballots, in other words, double-plus illegal ballots.”

Class, Influence, Power. Mark Wauck – “Victor Davis Hanson gets the ball rolling by addressing Class, and what it means for politics in the US.” … “Other developments that fuel anxiety among the Elites is the continuing and even growing influence of Tucker Carlson.” and more

Why is Joe Biden still standing by his Earth First! nominee for Bureau of Land Management? Monica Showalter – “The latest news is that she lied to Congress about her involvement in eco-terrorism; an Earth First! tree-spiking incident in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest in 1989.”

I’m A Middle School Teacher And See How Critical Race Curriculum Is Creating Racial Hostility In School. Ramona Bessinger – “Providence, RI: Some Students Have Started Calling Me “America” Because I’m White, and Colleagues Accuse Me of Having “White Privilege.” … “Missing from our curriculum during the 2020/ 21 school year was the diversity, perspective, truth, and rigor that previously were taught. Previously vetted books were removed from our classroom and sent to recycling. Gone was the diverse collection of American and World Literature” … “What saddened me most was that I would not be teaching the Holocaust any longer.”

Fired teacher: ‘There is no other point of view’. Joanne Jacobs – “Coates’ essay alleged that Donald Trump’s “ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power,” notes Gilbert. There’s no other point of view?”

What are they teaching? Put it online. Joanne Jacobs – “Parents say teachers are indoctrinating students with radical ideas and telling children they’re oppressors or victims by birth. Teachers say they’re just teaching “accurate” history. What’s really going on in classrooms?”

“Trying to ban teaching offensive content simply pushes advocates to “repackage, reword, and reinvent their classroom materials under new slogans,” he writes. As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put it, it’s playing political “whack-a-mole.”

Another Global Warming Fact Alarmists Want Buried. I & I Editorial Board – “The entire climate change movement has been shady from its beginnings. Data have been hidden, truth has been sacrificed to politics, and hypocrisy and personal interests among its “leaders” have produced a giant credibility deficit. The more we learn, the worse the alarmists look.”

How Warmists Package Panic. Michael Kile – “As for the “extraordinary heatwave” last month, when competition with COVID threatens to steal your thunder it pays to be as quick as greased lightning to trumpet panic and hyperbole.”

Flawed Heatwave Report Leads to False Headlines in Major Media. Cliff Mass – “Last week we witnessed a major failure in science communication regarding the Northwest heatwave – A failure that misinformed you and millions of others, and a failure that highlighted glaring weaknesses in the media’s ability to cover important scientific issues. And it revealed the disappointing behavior of some members of the scientific community.”

Pesticide Propaganda: A Guide To Spotting Activism Masquerading As Journalism, Part 1. Cameron English – “Pesticides can be very dangerous; they’re also vital tools farmers use to produce our food. Here’s a guide to help you navigate the media maze of sloppy reporting on pesticide safety.” … “lacks nuance … Double standards … Rachael Carson uncritically cited … ”

‘Debate Rages Over Glyphosate’? The Conversation Publishes Terrible Roundup Article. Cameron English – “Usually an excellent source for science-based commentary, The Conversation recently published, to put it charitably, a questionable article about the dangers of the weedkiller glyphosate. What did the authors get wrong? Almost everything.” … “There isn’t an ongoing debate about glyphosate among experts. Instead, there are a handful of organizations and academics with clear conflicts of interest that continue to ignore the preponderance of evidence.”

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So many battles being fought

Who Shot Ashli Babbitt? And Why Is This A State Secret? I & I Editorial Board – “This is typical of Congress, which seems to delight in exempting itself from the laws it forces on everyone else.”

Now we learn that we have a federal police force that is not accountable to the public. Neo – “Why are the Capitol Police different? Why are they even less accountable than the Secret Service? I believe it is because they are Congress’s special police force, and Congress made the rules exempting them.”

Who Is Stewart Rhodes? Mark Wauck – “I think it’s fair to say that Rhodes was not only the “Kingpin” of the Oath Keepers but he’s also the Kingpin of the Zhou regime’s entire “insurrection” narrative–Mr. Big.” … “My point in this regard is a very simple one, and it’s the one that Revolver raises. In the circumstances of the continuing prosecutions of so many simple people who were even remotely connected to the January 6 Event, it’s just about impossible to believe that Rhodes was not acting all along under the control of the FBI, as an operational informant.”

Did the Feds Lie About January 6? Navy Vet Capitol Protester Says So and Wants His Case Moved Out of ‘Trump-Hating’ Capital. Victoria Taft – “Prosecutors have delivered four versions of their claims in four superseding indictments against Caldwell, each less histrionic and myth-making than the one before.” … “The defense motion claims that prosecutors “knowingly disseminated false and incendiary claims” that Caldwell and others planned to sack the Capitol and “execute” people when they had no evidence for it – not even after conducting a “cyber colonoscopy” on cell phones and computers.”

UPDATED: Tucker Carlson Redux. Mark Wauck – “The revelation that the Tucker Carlson email around which the NSA spying controversy has swirled was part of an attempt by Tucker to arrange to interview Vladimir Putin makes a lot of things more clear.”

It looks like Fusion GPS is panicking over being forced to disclose communications as Russiagate was being hatched. Thomas Lifson – “The writer who calls himself Techno Fog has been following closely the libel lawsuit launched by Alfa Bank’s owners against Fusion GPS over its accusations that the bank had engaged in “bribery, extortion, and interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”

James O’Keefe Has Twitter on the Backfoot After Massive Legal Victory Against Them. Brandon Morse – “O’Keefe ends by asking what it is that Twitter is so afraid of, but hints that they have every reason to be afraid thanks to some information they’ve gathered, including more video footage.”

New Evidence Indicates Enough Illegal Votes In Georgia To Tip 2020 Results. Margot Cleveland – “In Georgia, there was both an audit and a statewide recount confirming Biden’s victory, but ignored in the process was evidence that nearly 35,000 Georgians had potentially voted illegally.”

Bret Weinstein Speaks On The Pandemic Regime And The Censorship Of Science. Mark Wauck – “And this response was treated, in the MSM, as somehow reasonable. When, in fact, it’s the sheerest irrationality.” … “This may not be an entirely new insight, but I think it’s a powerful way of expressing the mindset of the people we’re dealing with. They inhabit a Manichean world of pure good and evil, and since they self identify as good what they seek is also good, and as for anyone else … ”

 

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Assuming guilty until proven compliant

Police To Target Americans For Their Ideological Beliefs And Behaviors. Tyler Durden [Mass Private I] – “Much has been written about President Joe Biden’s new Domestic Terror law, but nothing I have seen until now shows just how horrifying it is.”

Pennsylvania Democrats To Propose Bullet Tax And Encoded Rounds To Track Ammo Owners. Beth Brelie [The Epoch Times] – “A 5 cent per bullet tax will be proposed in Pennsylvania as part of legislation to be brought forth by two state House Democrats, Rep. Manny Guzman and Rep. Stephen Kinsey. – The tax would fund a state police database of ammunition sold in Pennsylvania. … Gun Owners of America-Pennsylvania Director Val Finnell says the plan amounts to registration and taxation of a constitutional right, to own ammunition.”

An academic rot case is discussed at The Federalist: Elevating Nikole Hannah-Jones Is About The Left Redefining Truth by Eddie Scarry – “giving activists like Attiah and Hannah-Jones the authority to tell us not the objective truth but to tell us what they want the truth to be.” Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Tenure Tantrum Shows How Identity Politics Mobilizes Victimhood For Power by Jeff Goldstein – “She was a fashion hire. A cult “get.” She’s neither a teacher nor a scholar: she’s a flavor of the month.” Academics Explain Why Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Tenure At UNC Is Bogus by Gabe Kaminsky – “’She has zero meaningful qualifications for the role of being appointed at all. And then to add tenure on top of that is a disgrace.’”

The Descent Into (Utter) Madness. Stephen Karganovic [The Strategic Culture Foundation] – “The assault on language is an integral component of the unrelenting warfare being waged for the conquest and control of the mind”

Trophy Kill: Trump CFO Does Perp Walk Over Corporate Perks. Jonathan Turley – “Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James paraded triumphantly in front of hundreds of cameras to charge the Trump Organization and its finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, 73, with a 15-count indictment for failing to pay taxes on corporate perks. Weisselberg was a trophy defendant that needed to be prominently displayed.”

New Emails Raise New Allegations of Influence Peddling By Hunter Biden And Direct Knowledge Of President Biden. Jonathan Turley – “It is clear that Hunter Biden was selling access and influence. It appears that Joe Biden was aware of that effort. That is very serious.”

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Hubris calling

Lockdowns, Unpunished Crime, And Climate Hysteria: The Roots Of Our Three Biggest Disasters. Christopher Bedford – “In the end, we didn’t crush the virus, but we did crush a lot of ordinary people.” … “Following lockdowns, “excess mortality increases.” … people, businesses, and communities were destroyed because some public health “experts” were dead-certain this was needed to save lives. The predictable irony is they weren’t saving lives at all — just making you miserable and poorer in return for nothing.” … “Why did we fail? The answer is a vice the ancient Greeks understood well: Hubris.”

MI Rep Daire Rendon (R): “I am in receipt of evidence reflecting systemic election fraud in MI that occurred in the November 2020 election”. Patty McMurray – “Last week, the MI Senate Oversight Committee Chair Ed McBroom and MI Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, who have both admitted they would consider a forensic audit in their state if Arizona finds meaningful evidence of voter fraud in their forensic audit, released a report stating that they could find no evidence of “widespread or systemic fraud” in Michigan’s November election.”

Jill Biden’s Vogue Cover Proves The Magazine Prioritizes Politics Over Fashion. Evita Duffy – “After four years of shunning the most fashionable first lady in American history, and a literal super model, Vogue Magazine is putting Jill Biden on the cover.” … “As America looks dully at Jill’s ensemble one could probably pick out in the grandma section at Target, we are reminded of overlooked former model and First Lady Melania Trump. Melania’s poise, beauty, and taste are incomparable to any first lady in recent memory.” – pictures to see!

Vogue declares Jill Biden ‘a goddess’ and puts her on their cover as the epitome of style. Monica Showalter – “It goes to show that its whole schtick is politics, not fashion. After all, the big fashion bible for the world’s stylish somehow managed to overlook the nation’s truly stylish first lady, Melania Trump, a former super-model, who not only was quite beautiful, but age-appropriate and elegant in her four years as first lady. To claim that Jill Biden somehow tops her as a fashion icon is laughable.”

Our ‘Woke’ Pentagon Leaders Are Weakening America’s Defense. I & I Editorial Board – “Milley’s responses to the legitimate concerns by members of Congress over his defense of the extreme left course he has charted for the military have been both disingenuous and historically ignorant.”

“Dead on. If our next war is fought not by patriotic Americans who love their county, but by angry people with deep racial grievances and guilty social justice warriors who think they live in an unjust dystopia, our nation and the world will be in big trouble. And don’t kid yourself. So will you.

“Panic Porn Dressed Up As Science” – Exposing The Truth About The Delta Variant. Tyler Durden– “Equity futures are in the red Wednesday morning as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings about the supposedly “dire threat” posed by the Delta variant continue to be dramatically amplified by the American media.” … “Delta is literally the flu with a CFR identical to it. This is exactly what every respiratory pandemic has done through history: morphed into more transmissible and less virulent form that forces the other mutations out since you get that one. Nothing about masks, lockdowns, or experimental shots did this.”

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Fantasies with a purpose

Why Are They Woke? Victor Davis Hanson – “The systemic con behind wokeism.” … “There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession, and rioting of 2020. – Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism, or other -isms. Instead, for some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: fobbing one’s own concrete prejudices onto others in order to alleviate or mask them. ”

After A Judge’s Dismissal And A Damning Report, BLM May Have To Admit What Really Happened In Lafayette Park. Margot Cleveland – “Black Lives Matter must reframe their case, acknowledging the falsity of their initial allegations, or risk sanctions for alleging facts without evidentiary support.” … “pivoting from the “Trump tear-gassed protesters for a photo op” angle will prove challenging — the corrupt media couldn’t bring themselves to do so.” – compare and contrast to the reasons used to go after Giuliani in New York. See Rudy Giuliani’s law license suspended in NY over statements on voter fraud by Ben Feuerherd and Carl Campanile.

Pelosi: ‘Root Causes’ of Capitol ‘Insurrection’ Were ‘White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia’. Robert Spencer – “it’s a paranoid Leftist fantasy with a purpose. The Capitol riot is really Leftists’ Reichstag Fire moment, and they’re clearly going to use it to demonize, stigmatize, and silence all opposition to their agenda.”

“Ugh”: CNN Contributor and Law Professor Steve Vladeck Responds to Criticism Over Debunked Conspiracy Theory. J. Turley – “a defense that is striking in its sheer mendacity. It is, however, illustrative how false narratives are promulgated in the media and then, when shown to be unsupported, are dismissed or barely acknowledged.”

From Plato to Black Lives Matter. Rafe Champion – “The equal opportunity movement of modern times is valuable, but the shift from equal opportunity to affirmative action is practically irresistible for people who are impatient to better the lot of their fellows. The shift may appear to be modest, but it has converted the equal opportunity and anti-racist movement into a vehicle of racism, intolerance, division and destruction.”

“Western philosophy has been described as footnotes to Plato, and among the footnotes is The Open Society and Its Enemies, with Karl Popper’s critique of Plato’s later works, especially Republic and Laws. Popper found at last four elements of totalitarian thought in Plato. First is “racialism”, or “race thinking” as Jacques Barzun called it. Second is the concept of collective justice that Plato proposed to replace individual justice. Third is revolutionary canvas-cleaning to sweep away everything old and start again. Fourth is fake news, which Plato dignified with the title of noble lies.

Everything Corporate Media Said About The Bishops’ Conference Is False. Haley Strack – “Leftist media is politicizing the bishops’ meeting — not the other way around. And their almost every interpretation of the meeting is misguided and blatantly false.”

“For all of corporate media’s familiarity with Catholicism (they’re all faithful church-goers, no doubt), they’ve butchered Catholic teaching to fit an anti-religion narrative they’ve been pushing for decades. It’s time to hold them accountable.

Much to the left’s chagrin, the Catholic Church is not a woke organization that prioritizes inclusivity over truth.

Chairman Milley Degrades, Divides and Politicizes the Military. Daniel Greenfield – “General Milley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff turned in a performance that was part gaslighting and part humiliating theater.”

U. of Oklahoma Instructors Receive Training on How to Censor, Indoctrinate Students. Mike LaChance – “raises alarm bells about the state of free expression and freedom of conscience at Oklahoma’s flagship university”

The Human and Financial Cost of Ignoring Generic Therapeutics In Favor Of Novel Vaccines. Parker Beauregard – “The mainstream media, global elitists, and prominent Democrat politicians have blood on their hands for the avoidable deaths of countless Americans.” … “The illogical and completely political response to Covid cannot be overstated. It was immoral in its intent and murderous in its outcomes. Americans paid a price for the medical community’s failures. Will anyone now pay a price for the crimes committed against this country?”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rattles Muslim clergy, challenges sources of sharia. Thomas Lifson – “This is huge. Those of us who have had hopes that Saudi Arabia can be transformed from a sponsor of hard-line jihad into a modernizing force in the Islamic world have cause for optimism.”

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Passing a law is insufficient. hyperbolic to the point of dishonest doesn’t help

What If the Media Had Told the Truth? Five MSM Lies for Which Trump Has Been Vindicated, and the Damage They Caused. PF Whalen – “While the media may have been successful in sustaining political damage against Trump, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement – which was their ultimate goal, no doubt – they also caused significant collateral damage, either unwittingly or uncaringly.”

An Explanation of Tactics to Fundamentally Transform America. Janet Levy – “Howse’s documentary contemporizes Bezmenov’s warning. It sets out the twelve-step process of brainwashing aimed at effecting a Marxist revolution in America and illustrates it using events from the coronavirus pandemic.”

“America is now at a point where its free-market system, constitutional republic, Judeo-Christian values, and national sovereignty are seriously threatened. The techniques of disinformation, brainwashing, and indoctrination, contrived to make citizens willingly submit to authoritarian control, are the precursors to the collapse of America from within.

Being born free is a privilege our forefathers fought for and won. Now, more than ever, it must become our eternal battle to remain free.

The Devastating Reality of the Arizona Forensic Audit. Bernard Kerik – “The Arizona audit is being run impeccably, utilizing security and surveillance procedures with a longstanding track record of effectiveness.” … “They’re not trying to reinvent the wheel; they’re using the same methods casinos have used for decades to catch cheaters.” … “Now that I’ve seen the process for myself, I finally understand why it has the Democrats so hot and bothered.”

NOW WE HAVE PROOF: FBI and DHS Attempted to Recruit Green Beret to Infiltrate Oath Keepers Before Jan. 6 Riot — AND HE RECORDED IT. Jim Hoft – “On Tuesday Revolver News published an important piece on the “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Jan. 6 attack who were never charged by the DOJ or FBI for their part in the violence on Jan. 6.”

Democrats are waging war on conservatives, and January 6 is their chief weapon. Andrea Widburg – “There is something you need to know because it is of overwhelming importance to America’s survival as a constitutional democratic republic: the Biden administration is moving inexorably to making it a crime to oppose Biden and the Democrat party’s policies.” … “federal charging documents against many of those being held for trespassing in Congress reveal that some of the people most active in planning January 6 and encouraging others to act were FBI agents or informants. In other words, it was a set-up.”

“on Tuesday, The Revolver published the results of its review of the charging documents the FBI wrote to justify the hundreds of arrests it carried out following January 6. As you think about these charges, keep in mind, again, that the only serious physical injury occurred when a Capitol police officer shot Ashli Babbitt in cold blood, that we know that the police invited people into the Capitol, and that the Biden administration has refused to prosecute Antifa and BLM activists who grievously destroyed federal property and waged violent war against federal law enforcement:

Banning Critical Race Theory Is A Good Step, But It Doesn’t Go Far Enough. Shannon Whitworth – “The pathology sweeping the United States has already gained a substantial foothold — one that won’t be repulsed by simply creating a law to ban it.”

GMO Prohibition: Many Farmers Want GE Crops So Badly, They’ll Grow Them Illegally. Cameron English – “Breaking the law should always be frowned upon, of course, but these rebellious growers are powerful witnesses to the fact that opposition to crop biotechnology is almost always political—literally, it’s politicians and lobbyists who keep the restrictions in place. Scientific evidence and the interests of farmers are rarely the motivating factors in these cases. Let’s look at a few examples.”

Roger Pielke Jr. Weighs in on This Week’s Hysteria: Drought – charts and graphs to provide perspective.

 

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Spewing fog at efforts to clear the air

Who Let Capitol Protesters Into the Building on January 6? Julie Kelly – “By contradicting the groupthink on January 6, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) is taking fire from the usual suspects while most of his Senate colleagues remain silent.”

“Judge Amit Mehta thinks no one let protesters into the Capitol building on January 6. … Mehta, of course, is flat wrong. Videos taken by people at the Capitol not only show some U.S. Capitol Police officers ushering protesters toward the building and allowing them to enter but, as American Greatness exclusively reported last month, USCP officers also cautioned several protesters how they should behave.”

In Mehta’s defense, he only has access to cherry-picked video evidence provided by the Justice Department, which is keeping more than 14,000 hours of surveillance footage captured by the USCP security system under seal by insisting the recordings are “highly sensitive” government material. Judges, defense attorneys, and Capitol defendants are at the mercy of whatever damning clips federal prosecutors produce for any given case.

A select group of lawmakers, however, is authorized to view the raw footage

The Tradition of Lamentable Attorneys General Worsens. Roger L. Simon – “What is it about the office of Attorney General of the United States that makes otherwise intelligent occupants of that position behave in unsettling, or worse, manners? … For some years our AG’s have been an instrument of political bias and/or political blunders in a country that supposedly prides itself on the “rule of law.”

Georgia To Investigate After Fulton County Official Says Election Forms Are ‘Missing’. Zachary Stieber [Epoch Times] – “Georgia’s secretary of state said Monday that his office will probe Fulton County after an election official there said forms verifying the chain of custody for some mail-in ballots went missing.”

The Enduring False Narrative About the PULSE Massacre Shows the Power of Media Propaganda. Glenn Greenwald – “Politicians and activists should stop ratifying the fiction that Omar Mateen was motivated by anti-LGBT hatred. It dishonors the victims and obscures the real motive. … The evidence is definitive and conclusive that this is false”

“No matter how noble the intent, journalism — and activism — becomes corrupted if it knowingly supports falsehoods. That the PULSE massacre was an act of anti-LGBT hatred is a fiction. Unless you are a neocon, there is no such thing as a “noble lie.” It is way past time for politicians and activist groups to stop disseminating this one.

A Short History Of The American Medical Association’s Descent Into Leftist Hackery. Julio Gonzalez – “The medical field needs an organization that will advocate for improved physician practices and healthcare delivery, not vogue and misguided social causes.” … “Once again, the AMA put its political standing above the authorization of its members. It has become a leftist organization that repeatedly rejects the desires of its members in pursuit of its own self-serving, protective agenda.”

Two Resignations From Major Medical Journal After Staffers Question ‘Systemic Racism’. Eric Lendrum

New Book Claims Texas Heroes Were Cowardly Fools Fighting for Slavery. It’s Wrong. Very Wrong. Bryan Preston – “It’s beneath contempt. … Where is the independent inquiry? Where are the reporters who have covered the Alamo for years, who know that Forget the Alamo is false? … They say you tend to believe the news until it reports on something you know well. Then…you don’t anymore.”

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“Fake but Accurate” is the next level of rationalization

Hate Crimes Against Catholics Are Multiplying (But Politicians And Media Don’t Want To Talk About It). Christopher Bedford – “When churches are desecrated, when believers are humiliated, when WaPo came after a local D.C. priest for tending his flock during lockdowns, politicians lick their fingers, put them in the air, and keep quiet.” … “there are real hate crimes that take place in America, and the best way to tell they’re real is that the press isn’t talking about them — or isn’t talking about them honestly.”

“The term “hate crime” gets used too often these days. More often enough than not, if you hear the term “hate crime” you can rightly assume it’s an attention-seeking fraud by the loudest “victim” in the room, be they a student at Harvard or an actor in Hollywood.

Also from the Federalist: Corporate Media Smears Inspector General After He Debunks Their Bogus Trump Narrative by Jordan Davidson – Axing Critical Race Theory Allows For Teaching Honest History About The Tulsa Violence 100 Years Ago by Mary Grabar – Science Is On The Side Of Those Resisting Transgender Ideology In Schools by Glenn T. Stanton – New Watchdog Report Shatters The Left’s ‘Photo Op’ Lie About Trump Clearing Rioters In Lafayette Park. by Shawn Fleetwood.

Media Caught In Yet Another Massive Anti-Trump Lie; Will Election Fraud Be Next? I & I Editorial Board – “we finally know the truth. Trump was right. The media were lying. And anyone who trusted the news accounts was a fool.”

Flashback: DC Mayor Honored At DNC For Riot Response. New Reports Reveal She, Not Trump, Teargassed Protesters. Mollie Hemingway – “For more than a year, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed President Donald Trump to take the blame for what her police forces had done.”

“A Senate report on the policing failures on the day of the riot at the U.S. Capitol specifically cited public pushback against military and federal law enforcement’s role in quelling riots in summer 2020. The Army had previously noted the “considerable scrutiny” it had received for flying medical evacuation helicopters near crowds of protesters.

Another issue that led to policing and security delays and failures, according to the Senate report, was a letter orchestrated by former House Conference Chair Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman from Wyoming.

Former Trump aide Stephen Miller wrote, “Now that the IG report has thoroughly debunked the Lafayette Lie, one must ask: how many riots subsequently spiraled out of control elsewhere because local authorities embraced the Left’s Lafayette narrative—and did not deploy the rapid initial force necessary to assert control?”

It’s a sobering but important question to answer about the dangerous propaganda spewed by the corrupt press and other Democrats after billions of dollars in destruction, dozens of killings, a ripping of the fabric of society, and a general breakdown of law and order.

The Media Didn’t ‘Get It Wrong’ On Lafayette Park, They Lied To America — And They’re Still Lying. Christopher Bedford – “On June 1, 2020 and afterward, corporate media didn’t simply get it wrong, they flagrantly and shamelessly lied to Americans in order to hurt the president.”

Watch: Fox Host Wallace Attempts To Shift Blame To Trump Over Wuhan Lab-Leak. Steve Watson [via Summit News] – “During an interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Fox News host Chris Wallace attempted to excuse the inaction of the Biden administration over the Wuhan lab leak by suggesting Trump and Pompeo did nothing for a year.”

‘Touch The Ballots, Go To Jail’: AZ Lawmaker Warns Biden AG As Audit Showdown Brews. Tyler Durden – “An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken – and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.”

Election Fraud is an Issue that Will Not Go Away. Jeff Lukens – “There are many reasons to doubt the 2020 election results. No question, strange things were happening on Election Night.”

Why It’s Impossible To Teach History Only Using ‘The Facts’. Casey Chalk – “What teachers choose to cover (or not cover) during their limited classroom time will reveal what biases and agendas that educator has on American history.”

“There are at least two problems here. The first is simply that much of the history offered by the 1619 Project and similar critical race theory initiatives is simply wrong. The second is that what teachers choose to cover with their limited time with students will reveal what biases and agendas that educator has related to history.

What is really going on is not replacing error with truth, but foregrounding some data (typically the experience of persons of color or other “marginalized groups”) at the expense of others (typically of many white Americans).

America Has An Existential Civics Education Crisis That More ‘Civics Education’ Will Only Make Worse. Joy Pullmann – “This entire fight is over whether Americans will live under the original Constitution or its bastardized enemy. The civics curriculum battle is key to who will win that war, and the left has the upper hand.”

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