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Upsy Daisy – It’s a wild ride it is

CSN&Y comes back to the surface with other sixties idioms as the loose minded riot in crime rationalized by political shanigans. Liberty lost worries just a few. Reset is in a feedback loop.

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit — MATT TAIBBI: What Happened to the “Question Authority” Era? Discussion with Author Walter Kirn.

Pandora’s Box and the Innocence of Children. Jonathan Lange — “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.”

Letters From Union Pacific Police To The DA’s Office Reveal The Real Reason Why We Have Massive Sea Of Stolen Packages Laying On Railroad Tracks Around Our Country – No MSM Coverage.   Bruce Hoenshell — “a little help from the DA would be nice, because t seems that “woke” and “progressive” policies are the real reason why we have these raids on the trains!”

The Democrats Are Attempting A Coup By Lawfare. Wolf Howling — “One way to conduct a coup is to control who can run for elected office.”

Yes, Virginia, the January 6 ‘insurrection’ exists. Lewis Dovland — “and has for a century. But it’s not what the left and the mainstream media have identified.”

We Are All Domestic Terrorists Now. Julie Kelly — “Whether it’s Paul Hodgkins or Mitch McConnell, Democrats like Joe Biden consider all detractors an enemy of the country.” … “facts don’t matter, only the pursuit of power”

“We’re Breaking Her, Keep Going”: ACLU Strategist Issues Chilling Tweet Against Sinema. Jonathan Turley — “What is most notable about Michelsen’s attack (like the diatribes of President Biden) is that they are clearly not working to intimidate these senators. Yet, activists still want to continue against them because they can. The age of rage gives them license to hate and harass. That is enough to “keep it up” in harassing those who hold opposing views.”

Is Ray Epps the Key? John Green — “Is Ray Epps the key to uncovering a deep state conspiracy that many of us have suspected for years?  With what we have witnessed with Midyear Exam, Crossfire Hurricane, the Whitmer Kidnapping, the 2020 election, and now the January 6 “insurrection,” it has become obvious that our government is not that of a healthy functioning democratic republic.”

VA Governor Glenn Youngkin Overturns Mandates and Takes on Critical Race Theory Immediately Upon Taking Office. Kira Davis

Denial Of Natural Immunity In CMS Vaccine Mandate “Unprecedented In Modern History”: Scott Atlas. Allen Zhong and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times — “The ruling also disagrees with the dozens of red states who said that CMS failed to consider the benefits of natural immunity.”

Our Post-COVID Loss of Liberty. William Sullivan — “This isn’t a far-fetched hypothetical, and this is a serious question: if our government can do all of that in an effort to manage the distribution of healthcare services, what can’t the government do to manage it?”

 

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Checking the boxes in political divisiveness

a pandemic euphemism; political divides clear; President oath on Constitution? checking boxes; dangerous presumption in commerce; SCOTUS skirts.

Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start. Victor Davis Hanson — “Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4 security virology lab in Wuhan, China. … Western elites, in response, feared that their own lucrative investments in China would be jeopardized by such disclosures — and so acted accordingly in defending Beijing.”

Politicizing the pandemic is a euphemism. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-care facilities.

Bless Their Little Authoritarian Hearts: Democrats Support Punishing the Unvaccinated. Stacey Lennox — “the poll finds that most Democrat voters support vaccine mandates, and many want punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. – The partisan divide is painfully obvious in the result”

If the corporate media really wants us to believe that COVID has not caused a mass Formation Psychosis, they might want to start dumping facts and reality into the heads of their Democrat viewers. Because promoting punitive, authoritarian policies that violate Americans’ fundamental rights is patently insane. Especially over a virus that everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, is going to get according to their favorite bureaucrat, Dr. Fauci.

The dangerous assumption people are making about the COVID shots. Leann Horrocks — “An awful lot of people are making a very dangerous assumption about the COVID-19 jabs: that the manufacture of them is pristine.”

The Supreme Court got it right on private employer mandates. Andrea Widburg — “When OSHA issued a vaccine mandate aimed at all companies with 100 or more employees, every federal judge in America should have known that it was a severe case of bureaucratic overreach.”

The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Vaccine Mandates Is Frighteningly Weak. Margot Cleveland — “The question is, why? Also, why did Gorsuch’s concurrence in the OSHA case only garner three votes, including his own?”

White House Calls on Businesses to Ignore Supreme Court Decision on Vaccination and Force the Vaccine Mandate Regardless of Constitutional Merit. Sundance

The View from the Cheat Seats. Tony Perkins — “For Joe Biden, the Atlanta speech checked all the boxes: a handful of out-of-context Bible verses (check), wild historical inaccuracies (check), gratuitous references to Jan. 6 (check), the abandonment of another decades-long political view (check), and a general shaming of any American who thinks consensus and honesty ought to be part of our governing structure.”

Never Trumpers Get Savaged by Americans After They Show Biden Remorse. Nick Arama — “You helped get us into this mess, which we all now have to deal with. Don’t you dare act upset with anything Biden says now.”

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this institution cannot give in to dishonorable tactics

a hard-to-kill zombie; fat shaming joining the moral preening chorus; political opposition in extremis; irrational team selection; colonialism doublespeak; 

New Jan. 6 Documentary Sheds Light On Democrats’ War On Domestic Political Opponents. Tristan Justice — “The grand “insurrection” at the Capitol included a majority of demonstrators who were merely trespassing, many of whom were ignorant of the crime they were committing.”

The Jan. 6 Investigation We Need Is Into The Unlawful Military Occupation Of D.C. Mick McGuire — “The illegal use of extraterritorial National Guard soldiers and airmen as a domestic police force against our citizens must have the founders rolling over in their graves.” … “If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually desires to evaluate the use and deployment of the U.S. military in domestic operations, she should start with the illegal activity of government officials in the days following Jan. 6 and why an occupying force surrounded our Capitol for months after.”

Jillian Becker: A Terrorism Archive Lost. Scott Johnson — “The loss of an archive, whether by negligence or decision, is a calamity. To lose it by negligence is barbarously callous. To discard it deliberately is an act of intellectual vandalism, the equivalent of book-burning. If, in either case, a university is responsible, the disgrace must leave a permanent stain on its reputation.”

GOP’s Old Guard Out Of Touch With Their Voters On Election Integrity. Mollie Hemingway — “The response of the old guard of the Republican Party this week has been to wholeheartedly endorse the media narrative that the 2020 election had no significant problems, while also opposing Biden’s plan to run elections. It’s a politically insane approach.”

McConnell Fact-Checks Biden.  Scott Johnson — “this institution cannot give in to dishonorable tactics. We cannot surrender to recklessness. We have to stand up, stand strong, protect the Senate, and defend our country.”

Biden’s Cabinet: A slew of mediocrity and incompetence. Patricia McCarthy — “The farther left their personal ideology, the better; the more boxes they tick, the better — race, class, sex, sexual orientation. Critical thinking not required.  Allegiance to America and its Constitution definitely not required.  Among this crowd, the more anti-American, the better.”

Woke Capitalism, Unilever Edition. John Hinderaker — “woke capitalism marches on, a hard-to-kill zombie.”

Colonialism for me, but not for thee [Joe Mannix] — “Colonialism” is yet another example of the Left’s assault on language.” … “Doublespeak. It’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Unless your culture doesn’t value three meals a day, of course. We wouldn’t want to be colonial about it.”

Our Bizarre Devotion to COVID Vaccines. Henry F. Smith, Jr., — “In a sensible world, given this data, public health officials would quietly back away from the insistence on mass inoculation and begin to feature therapeutics in their approach to COVID.” … “None of this passes any test of common sense. More and more I think people are beginning to realize this, and are growing skeptical.” … “There is an alternate way, as shown by countries as diverse as India, Mexico, and Japan. We need to encourage early treatment, with cheap, safe, and proven antiviral therapy”

If limiting the unvaxxed is wise, what about limiting fat people? Selwyn Duke — “should the portly be limited in how much food they may buy and what kind?  Should they be forced to exercise?  They’re costing us all money, you know.”

‘Preposterous’ doesn’t cut it anymore, Eric Utter — “My fellow Americans, think of where we were just two or three years ago.  “Preposterous” doesn’t begin to describe what has transpired since.  Or how we have allowed it to occur.”

 

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The J6 bell rings sour

this post-truth age – plenty of social media speculation — overhyped — disgusting and dishonest — misleading — on a precipice?

Final Thoughts On January 6. John Hinderaker — “January 6” is the most overhyped news story of our time  … The Democrats’ calling the riot an “insurrection” is another bad joke. … Law enforcement in many American cities has gotten ridiculously lax … I have no idea who has been arrested and jailed, and what those particular individuals did. … Why are the Democrats trying to make “January 6” into the equivalent of Pearl Harbor or the September 11 terrorist attacks? On its face this is idiotic, yet there is a rational purpose at work. I think the Democrats have two motives. … Will this strategy work? I don’t think so. The consensus behind election integrity is strong, and the fact that the Democrats’ “reforms” are intended to facilitate voter fraud is obvious. Let’s fight this issue at the ballot box in 2022.

Joe Biden’s most disgusting, dishonest speech. Monica Showalter — If you like dishonesty, and dollop after dollop of general disgustingness, Joe Biden had the speech for you. … This is angry Joe Biden in all his ugliness, a bitter, small, failed president, who retains a rat’s ambition to rise from his mouse-itude. President Trump, in his reply to the dotard, called it right in that he said Joe Biden’s speech was a distraction from his own failed presidency. Biden’s lies, plagiarisms, gaslights, and undisguised interest in maintaining his own personal power are operative here. It’s all Joe amounts to. It’s disgusting as hell.

Democrats’ ‘Misleading’ Jan. 6 Narrative ‘More Detrimental to Our Republic than the Day Itself’. Joshua Klein — Biggs, who serves as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, concluded by stating there is “no place for political violence in our society” nor for the “lies, cover ups, and witch hunts” of the Democrats.

Jan. 6: Seven Democrat Lies. David Catron — The most transparent falsehoods peddled by the Democrats and media Thursday…. the mendacity that permeated the speeches of the politicians and the coverage of the media was truly startling even by Beltway standards. It is impossible to debunk every lie that was told yesterday in a single article, but here are the most egregious falsehoods

Ted Cruz goes on Tucker to try to walk back his words about January 6. Andrea Widburg — Ted Cruz appeared on Tucker’s show to try to walk back what he said. Tucker was brutal with him. This was a good thing because it showed that conservatives have more integrity than Democrats when it comes to calling their own side out. It also gave Cruz the chance to repent and try to fight his way back into conservatives’ good graces.

Destroying a Democracy to Save it: Democrats Call for the Disqualification of Dozens of Republican Members. Jonathan Turley — It is like burning books in the name of literacy. Yet, on this anniversary of the January 6th riot, members of Congress and Democratic groups want to block voters from reelecting their preferred representatives.

J6 Hysteria Is How Media And Other Democrats Are Avoiding Accountability For Their Rigging Of The 2020 Election. Mollie Hemingway — As part of their political operation, they have used a propaganda technique of redefining efforts to secure the integrity of elections as attacks on democracy. … The propaganda press have also downplayed Zuckerberg’s staggering $419 million expenditure … The media and other Democrats are cartoonishly overhyping the J6 riot to avoid being held accountable for the many ways in which they destroyed election integrity in the months and years leading up to November 2020. Wise people are not fooled by their distraction attempt

Democrat J6 Vigil Organized By Left-Wing Activist Behind Violent Disruptions Of Trump Inauguration, Assault Of GOP Senator’s Family. Jordan Boyd — According to her biography, which is listed first on the Movement Catalyst website, Butler has a lengthy history of organizing radical protests to spark change and affirm “social justice, economic justice, climate justice, fossil fuel resistance, and environmental justice.”

The Four Horsemen of the Left’s Artificial Apocalypse. J.B. Shurk — Let me state firmly my belief that we are on the precipice of a dramatic shift in human relations. …  Technology has opened up the door for the flourishing of human liberty.  Old Guard political and economic actors stand to lose everything.

The Smithsonian goes all-in for January 6 propaganda. A.J. Rice — Reality used to be the Smithsonian’s prime directive. Now? They’re now building a new collection, but it’s not devoted to science, history, industry, or anything so unifying and uplifting. The Smithsonian’s new collection is nakedly political and linked to lies. And it’s not the first time.

What The Climate Scare And Pandemic Fearmongering Have In Common. I & I Editorial Board — The chilling fact there is much to be afraid of – not of a falling sky or a virus that we hope is on the wane, but of those eager to stir up dread and anxiety so they exercise the raw power they covet.

Five COVID Books You Must Read. James Jeffery — For the last two years, we have witnessed a war on truth. … For this reason, I want to suggest several books that I believe stretch our minds, challenge our presuppositions, and lead us to a perspective on COVID-19 that is concordant with reality.

Mike Pompeo tells The Post how he lost 90 pounds in six months. Salena Zito — The weight started piling on when he was first elected to Congress as a representative for Kansas in 2010, Pompeo said. … To finally get healthy, Pompeo said, he had to be in the right frame of mind. … His weight loss came with plenty of social media speculation — and Pompeo said none of the comments were particularly complimentary. … Pompeo said he hopes his journey will inspire others struggling with obesity to lose weight. “It is hard, and it’s not permanent. There’s no guarantees that I’ll still be at whatever I weigh now, but if you realize that good things can happen if you keep at it, you can do it as well.”

 

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a dangerous revolutionary cycle

Silicon Kabuki. radio chatter.  The state has evidence.Who needs data? Is it really a conspiracy?

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists? Victor Davis Hanson — “Stone-cold sober elites are systematically waging a far more dangerous and insidious revolution in the shadows than anything threatened by the American Right.”

We are in a dangerous revolutionary cycle. But the threat is not so much from loud, buffoonish one-day rioters on January 6. Such clownish characters did not for 120 days loot, burn, attack courthouses and police precincts, cause over 30 deaths, injure 2,000 policemen, and destroy at least $2 billion in property—all under the banner of revolutionary justice.

the authorities have made more than 700 arrests — with little sign of slowing down. Ann Althouse — “Yes, 700+ people have been arrested for the things we saw happening before our eyes on January 6th, but that didn’t take a sophisticated investigation to discover. A big outdoor protest turned into an indoor event. They broke in where they weren’t allowed. That was as bad as it was, but it ended that day. What else was there? Apparently there’s “little indication” of anything else, but who knows “how high the investigation might reach”?”

Seattle police improperly faked Proud Boys radio talk during 2020 protests, watchdog group finds. Kipp Robertson, Ted Land — “Officers may have used fake radio chatter in an attempt to see if their radio transmissions were compromised, a lieutenant said.”

Kazakhstan: Hey, Liz! Here’s what a real Jan. 6 insurrection looks like. Monica Showalter — “Sound anything like what happened on Jan. 6? The land of Borat has just thrown a spanner into the works for that best-laid Democrat plan.”

Over in Kazakhstan, we got a toppled government. We got a presidential palace on fire. We got a burning parliament. Bodies stacked in the morgues. Cop cars on fire. Blood in the street, dead people, beheadings, concussion grenades, a mayor’s office on fire, armed protestors who shoot back, dead cops, a beheading, armored personnel carriers, tanks, military trucks, a dictator’s remaining minions fighting like cornered rats, and thousands of Russian troops being airlifted in,

There Was No Insurrection But There Was A Coup. Vince Coyner — “The debate is over. After a year spent investigating claims of election fraud, the media has determined that any fraud in the 2020 election was too insignificant to have changed the outcome and Joe Biden legitimately won. Now we can get back to our normal lives, or whatever passes for normal now…except that’s fiction.” … “Mark Anthony could only eulogize Caesar after the Ides of March, but Donald Trump is still very much with us. We still have an opportunity to reverse this treachery and avert the disaster that naturally follows when the Rule of Man subverts the Rule of Law. But will we seize it before it’s too late?”

New York Times Offers Stunning Report on Left-Wing Racial Fundraising. A.J. Kaufman — “With nearly 3,000 words of interviews and assorted content, he explores how much money — nearly $25 billion it turns out — was donated by progressive elites to divisive racial endeavors after the May 2020 killing of George Floyd.” … “This institutional caving-in to bogus theories of racial inequity and victimhood is mind-blowing and also poses a great danger to Democrats because these causes are so far left of where even their voters are, much less where everyday Americans are.”

Capitalists: Paying For The Rope To Hang Them. Steven Hayward — “Liberal political analyst Thomas Byrne Edsall, who along with David Shor, Ruy Teixeira, and a handful of other liberals of relative sobriety, notes today in the New York Times the huge increase in contributions to “racial equity” causes since George Floyd’s death. Using data assembled by an organization called Candid, the numbers are staggering” … “in a little more than a year, capitalist philanthropy to radical racial causes was three times larger than the total philanthropy of the previous decade. (Don’t hold your breath for a close accounting of how the money is spent.)”

“Fake It Till You Make It”: The Holmes Conviction is an Indictment of Business and Media Practices. Jonathan Turley — “The prosecution put a spotlight on the fraudulent practices rampant in Silicon Valley where executives often invoke the rule that, to be successful, you have to “fake it till you make it.” It is often more than a simple adage to be bold and confident.” … “Holmes would have been a modest fraudulent enterprise without the help of the media.”

Kevin Roche: Mask Delusion. Scott Johnson — “The Star Tribune “has actually been pretty good about publishing” his columns, he writes, but he “apparently went a heresy too far this week.” They declined this column.”

The state has evidence in its possession showing that masks have no impact, either in general or in schools, but refuses to release that information and is stonewalling my Data Practices Act requests, which is itself evidence that they know the lack of effect. It is time for everyone to ask themselves what evidence really supports masking as an effective tool against spread and why we continue to encourage, much less force, futile and potentially damaging measures.

Boom! Malone Goes THERE, THERE, And THERE. Mark Wauck — “This is not crazy conspiracy talk–it’s their own web site, and you can find it on my Gettert account. I posted it yesterday. Make your own assessment.””

Tyranny in the Name of Climate Change. Anthony Watts — “raising serious and worrisome questions about the role of academia in our national political debate on climate change.” … “disturbing because it completely ignores the will of the people to self-govern, favoring a totalitarian approach” … “Why is this consistently not reported?” … “According to the disaster database, there isn’t any “climate crisis” at all.”… “Sadly, and frighteningly, as illustrated by Mittiga in the Cambridge University Press, the green socialist left is increasingly embracing tyranny in the form of authoritarian power to act on their viewpoint on climate change. But clearly, real-world data don’t support their viewpoint let alone their call to action.”

 

 

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Think of the money to be made catering to the government fantasies

Dr. Robert Malone is in the news and racism goes back to the antebellum. Climate change adds to suspicions about the improper influence of the government money flood. Then there’s what  your primary care physician is up against.

Will The New Year Bring Justice? Mark Wauck — “The Ethical Skeptic has a new post that’s dynamite—it deals with the very real issue, going forward, of crimes against humanity … the concept of a controlled experiment on human beings is one that is explicitly covered—in great detail—by the The Nuremberg Code of 1947 on Permissible Medical Experiments.”

Did banned mRNA vax inventor Robert W. Malone M.D. just break the Google algorithm? Monica Showalter — “Which ought to be kind of embarrassing to Twitter and the rest of the tech barons trying to stomp him out from any Internet media presence based on his inconvenient ideas about the risks of the mRNA vaccines.” … “Malone’s expansive interview with Rogan is chock full of information about the origins of COVID, the manipulations and maneuvers of public health decisions, the story of how India broke the COVID death cycle, and whole lot of other things that discredit entirely the COVID industrial complex.”

Biden Wants To ‘Woke’ Up Your Doctor. Wesley Smith,  op-ed via The Epoch Times, — “The Biden Administration wants to pay doctors to create office “anti-racism plans” that could soon bring full blown critical race theory into your examining room..” … “Think of the money to be made by leftist anti-racist trainers and organizers, which is part of the point.”

Racial medical care is careless and racist. Post Editorial Board — “Mayor de Blasio’s obsession with race already hurt our schools and our police department, so why not go the extra mile and sacrifice our lives?”

Race Discrimination In Covid Treatment: It Isn’t Only New York. John Hinderaker — “A friend who is a doctor received this communication from a local hospital network, indicating that in Minnesota, being “BIPOC” scores extra points in getting access to the most effective anti-covid treatment” … “Governmental authorities have grossly misrepresented statistical data to try to show that covid has disproportionately impacted blacks and other minorities, and thus to justify discrimination in violation of the law.”

Fear porn, testing hysteria, and tyranny. Patricia McCarthy — “According to the mainstream media, print and digital, COVID is surging, omicron is deadly, and everyone with a scratchy throat runs to a testing center to see if he is “infected.”  It’s madness on a grand scale.  Most of them are not infected, but these thousands of hypochondriacs are waiting hours in line for a test that, even if negative, may be positive the next day.” … “It is a national tragedy that so many Americans have fallen victim to what increasingly seems to be a grand hoax.” … “Americans need to wake up, fight back, reclaim the independence they are entitled to, the freedoms our Founders fought and died for; the time is now.”

Fight the American Stasi With Mockery. Mark Judge — “And whatever you do, don’t help inflame the Zersetzung.” … “I have long argued what afflicts present-day America is not fascism, or Mao-style communism, but the totalitarianism of the former spy-state known as the German Democratic Republic.”

Colorado’s Marshall Fire: Has Funding Needs Corrupted Climate Science? Jim Steele — “I could only believe she had been corrupted by the need to attract large amounts of funding, and these days that comes to those who blame the climate crisis. And here’s why I now hold that opinion so strongly.”

 

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War on history and language: fresh paint.

The Metaverse; witch doctors; tyranny practice; berserk mobs; media is lie the insane running the asylum

Men Have Forgotten God. Andrew W. Coy — “When we look at what has happened in our country just these last two short years, we ask…”

When we look for the answers to why have these things gone so wrong so quickly, I suspect we can really find those answers; if we look hard enough and are honest enough. And by the way, it really has not been that quickly.  We have raised a generation since the 1960s questioning “Is God Dead?”  And now,that generation is in power in the city of Washington.  What did we think would then happen?

“A Scandal Free Biden Administration”: The Media Celebrates a Year of Free From Political Scandal and Press.Jonathan Turley — “Calling 2021 “scandal free” is not merely an example of blinkered commentary, it is an  exercise of willful blindness. This is why magicians often make audience members part of the illusion. Houdini did not actually make his 10,000 pound elephant Jennie disappear. It was there the whole time but the audience did not want to see it. That’s the trick.” … “For the media (and Ron Klain) to pronounce the Biden Administration “scandal free” is akin to the NFL once denying that traumatic brain injury was rampant in football. If there is no coverage, there is no scandal. That is certainly an accomplishment worth noting, but hardly worth celebrating.”

The Woke Mob’s Destruction of the English Language; Richard McDonough — “The venomous hatred spewed by the Woke mob in the name of tolerance and inclusivity is indefensible.  That is why they do not defend it.  Instead, they generally try to bully people into submitting to their demands.”

The Ungracious… And Their Demonization Of The Past. Victor Davis Hanson, — “The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior generations in U.S. history.”

How the Myth of the ‘Robber Barons’ Began—and Why It Persists.Burton W. Folsom  — “The widely-accepted “history” of America’s Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.” … “When propaganda is the goal, accuracy is the victim. The Robber Barons is riddled with factual errors. On page 14 alone, Josephson makes at least a dozen errors in his account of Vanderbilt and the steamships.” … “Perhaps more important than all of the errors, Josephson missed the distinction between market entrepreneurs like Vanderbilt, Hill, and Rockefeller and political entrepreneurs like Collins, Villard, and Gould.”

A Dry Run For Tyranny. John Hinderaker — “Got that? Do what the Greenies want, or we will declare an emergency and jam our measures down your throats. If we did it with covid, we can do it with global warming, too. The precedent has been set, and we can expect a lot more talk along these lines in the years to come.”

Psychology Prof Leaves American Psychological Association Over Their Embrace of Woke Ideology. Mike LaChance — “My concern is that the APA no longer functions as an organization dedicated to science and good clinical practice. As a professional guild, perhaps it never did, but I believe it is now advancing causes that are actively harmful and I can no longer be a part of it…” but alohahola comments: “He thinks George Floyd was murdered. – He lost me there.”

New York To Discriminate On Basis Of Race In Covid Therapeutics Access. Paul Mirengoff — “This amounts to race discrimination, pure and simple. The policy should, and I assume will, be challenged in court.” … “This is a movement that needs to be taken on and stopped. New York’s discriminatory covid treatment policy is a good place to start.”

“Inappropriate Political Influence”: Chief Justice John Roberts Responds to Threats Against the Court. Jonathan Turley — “His report is striking in its measured and deliberative tone in comparison to the often reckless rhetoric of these politicians.” … “He is not the only justice who is speaking out to blunt the attacks on the Court.” … “the attacks are likely to increase in this key election year with so many major decisions ticking away on the Court docket. The type of demagoguery denounced by Chief Justice Roberts is now going mainstream with our leaders, the media, and various advocacy groups.”

Pretendians. John Hinderaker — “Real Indians, it seems, are outraged that others are trying to horn in on their privileged status.” … “Pretty much everything that is said about race in the USA is a lie. The prevalence of “Pretendians” is one more data point indicating the sickness of our race preference-obsessed culture.”

Was COVID authoritarianism a practice run for something far worse? Andrea Widburg — “We’ve learned over the last 20 months that, if a government can cause people to panic, people will readily forgo all their freedoms in return for a promise that the government will keep them safe.”

‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ — It’s Real, and It Was Purposely Caused by Biden and the Democrat Party. Mike Miller  — “Mass Formation Psychosis, or “mass hypnosis” or “the madness of crowds,” as noted by TrialSiteNews, occurs when a large fraction of the population is completely unable to process new scientific data and facts, demonstrating that they have been misled or lied to.” … “The late comedian George Carlin said it best: “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

Media won’t admit mandates failed. Don Surber — “What the media lacks in knowledge, the media makes up in overconfidence.” … “As for the mask mandates and social distancing, witch doctors are more effective.”

2021 is Over at Last. Thank Goodness. Clarice Feldman — “What an awful year this was. I sincerely hope the coming year is better. Here are a few loose ends that need clearing up as that dreadful year drops off into memory. – The first priority is to hold public health authorities responsible for the mess they made.”

Reflections On Another Year Of Covidian Lies & How The Truth Will Ultimately Prevail. Rob Slane via TheBlogMire.com, — “As we come to the end of the second year in Covidia, I reflect on just how much the instigators of the entire scam have managed to reshape reality in an amazingly short timeframe, such that what was considered normal 12 months ago is now considered abnormal, and what was considered abnormal 12 months ago is now seen as normal.” … “There will be a Reckoning. Just make sure that you are on the right side when it comes.”

 

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Plato’s Cave is so comfortable, it seems

When all you see is the master’s shadow show – then there are the prosecutor politicians, the Left’s coup efforts, the corruption of the FBI, criminal insanity – and that doesn’t get into climate change and pandemic panics.

Plato’s Cave 2.0. Thomas Buckley — “his “Allegory of the Cave” would be rather different, as it would have to take into account the idea that not only would people choose to live in the cave, but they would go so far as to build one themselves. — Plato imagined a cave in which people are chained in place and only able to see shadows projected on a wall by their captors.  As they could observe nothing else, the shadows essentially become their reality.”

When Prosecutors Become Politicians. Armstrong Williams — “Prosecutors are effectively taking the law into their own hands in cases such as these, superseding the whims of the legislature that wrote the laws to protect citizens, preventing the courts from delving into the evidence, discovering facts and doing justice, denying the public the right to know the specific types of crime that occur in their city, as well as the names and faces of those who commit those crimes, and denying the public the right to be aware of the specific types of crime that occur in their city and places and activities to avoid. This isn’t justice; it is politics infiltrating what is meant to be an apolitical part of our system of government.”

The FBI’s Criminal Lead Informant in Whitmer ‘Kidnapping’ Caper. Julie Kelly — “The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a morally bankrupt, politically  weaponized agency doing the dirty work of the Democratic Party.” … “It’s only a matter of time before we learn how many Stephen Robesons and Richard Trasks were involved in the events of January 6.”

The Truth You Never Learned about Watergate. John Dale Dunn — “The Nixon Conspiracy:  Watergate and the Plot to Remove the President by Geoff Shepard.” … “I found stunning documentary evidence — memoranda that document the professional and judicial misconduct of the key players, sometimes in their own hand.  Examples abound:” … “When you read this book, you don’t have to be reminded that Watergate looks like dress rehearsal or an opening act for the events of 2015 to 2021.”

Before Kyle Rittenhouse, there was Steven Baca. Michelle Malkin — “Steven’s case matters because the woke, George Soros-funded district attorney leading the witch-hunt prosecution against Steven may soon be New Mexico’s next attorney general if good people do nothing.” … “Steven is banned from Facebook and GoFundMe, but 1,275 donors have joined me in raising $60,000 for his case. You can find the crowdfunding campaign here: https://fundly.com/stand-with-steven-baca. It’s us or the anarchotyrannists. Choose.”

“Pure Insanity”: San Francisco Residents Reflect On Surge In Crime. Jamie Joseph via The Epoch Times, — “While brazen thefts at small businesses and retail stores in San Francisco have increased, drawing national headlines since the beginning of this year, some business owners told The Epoch Times they’ve stopped reporting the crimes because when they call the police, “they can’t do anything.”

The New Climate of Panic Among the Panic-Mongers. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley — “Correcting the error removes Their near certainty of large and dangerous anthropogenic warming. It destroys Their pretext to shut down the West.”

The COVID Narrative Is Insane & Illogical… And Maybe That’s No Accident. Kit Knightly via Off-Guardian.org, — “That is long-established at this point, we don’t really need to go into how or why here. Read our back catalogue.” … “Maybe forcing people to believe your lies, even after you admit you’re lying, is the purest form of power…”

Who Supports Our Service Members? Mark Wauck — “why is no one making an issue of the Covid Regime’s ruthless purge of the military?”

Cruise Ships Exposed COVID Fearmongering Deception In 2020 And Expose Vaccine Efficacy Deception Now.  Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute — “Back in March of 2020, when the coronavirus fearmongering from politicians and big money media was taking off, an outbreak of coronavirus and several deaths on the Diamond Princess cruise ship was among the examples used to stir up dread of coronavirus among the American populace. — However, people who looked critically at the Diamond Princess situation realized that it suggested coronavirus did not pose an especially great threat.”

We must make public-health authorities accountable for their COVID lies. Glenn H. Reynolds — “Ever since cases first appeared in Wuhan, the reaction has been marked by mistakes, reversals, outright lying and even political manipulation.” … “It’s time for a rigorous investigation — perhaps a Truth and Reconciliation Commission with subpoena power — to get to the bottom of how our public-health authorities have mismanaged this pandemic. There’s certainly no chance that the existing establishment will do so.”

The Video Message That Resulted in Dr. Robert Malone Banned from Twitter, An Alarming Warning About Vaccinating Children. Sundance — “Dr. Malone has always presented himself as an intelligent and thoughtful man of even & stable disposition.”

We’re never going to learn about how safe this vaccine is unless we start giving it.” “So, let’s look at the evidence.” Robert W Malone MD, MS

COVID treatment protocols and the death of ‘trust your doctor’. Jeffrey I. Barke — “It is well past time for Americans to wake up and realize that the institutions that we used to trust without question and the professionals that we held in the highest esteem are not what they used to be.  We once again need to take responsibility to do our own research for our personal well-being.  And most of all, we need to put our love of liberty, as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has so aptly put it, ahead of our fear of a germ.”

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A failure of grace. Never in history.

VDH describes ‘so little gratitude’. Christian food provisions illustrate the point. The Quadrant has a history lesson. Bureaucracy ruins a doctor’s career. Insanity runs rampant as consequences keep showing their face.

The Ungracious—and Their Demonization of the Past. Victor Davis Hanson — “Never in history has such a mediocre, but self-important and ungracious generation owed so much, and yet expressed so little gratitude to its now dead forebears. … there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior generations in U.S. history.”

After Spokane Food Program Officials Turn Away Unvaccinated for Christmas Meals – Patriots Step In and Feed Everyone. Eric Thompson — “Dan Bell, who helped organize a food drive and feed the homeless, said he was surprised to see that a Catholic church was involved in turning away the hungry. “As a Christian, if you’re following the teachings of Jesus, you feed the hungry, right? You feed all hungry.”

The Prophetic Shadow of Rome’s Ruin. Mervyn Bendle — “what must be driven home is how precious and vulnerable Civilisation is, and how easily it can be destroyed if its leaders lack resolve and competence and the people prove unable or unwilling to protect a way of life they have been allowed to take for granted.”

God and Ego: Trump vs. Obama. Selwyn Duke — “A “great man knows he is not God,” observed the great and greater G.K. Chesterton — “and the greater he is the better he knows it.”

Do Democrats Want to Build Back Better, or Do They Want a Coup? E. Jeffrey Ludwig — “Through a number of pressure points, the left is trying to overwhelm and subvert constitutional checks and balances, basic ideas of fairness, historical understandings of things like voter rights and equality of opportunity (which is not and should never be equality of outcomes), law and order, the public weal in protecting against theft and bodily harm, and responsible conduct as the sign of a good citizen.”

Kim Potter Conviction: A Blatant Miscarriage of Justice. Andrew Branca — “Prosecution never showed evidence of recklessness and deliberately misled the jury on the law.”

How telemedicine ruined a physician’s career — a personal story bringing to mind Don Quixote

Liberal Judge Rules Ousting Illegal Aliens Who Reenter the Country ‘Racist’ and ‘Unconstitutional’. Mike Miller — “according to The Times, federal courts are facing the ridiculous question of whether the “imbalance” in deportations means U.S. immigration law is… wait for it… racist.”

Renewables’ Reckoning Is Long Overdue. Bob Maistros — “Unfortunately, this correspondent begs to differ. Cratering rationales won’t produce the end of climate hysteria nor renewables, much less a reckoning. … Discredited climate hysteria and renewables are here to stay. Reckonings, not so much.”

 

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Put up or shut down. Please.

Ironies abound. Yes, Virginia, there be monsters (but Santa isn’t one of them). Dragonslayers are under assault. Pragmatic and reasonable can be found as jewels in the rough. The insanity doesn’t seem to be selling very well.

Please — stop the coup porn. Victor Davis Hanson — “The three retired generals shrilly write of the dangers of insurrection and coups. Yet the FBI found no such insurrection or conspiracy in the buffoonish riot on January 6. — Only serial media misinformation and lies turned a ragtag band of misfits into an existential threat to the nation. … Ironies abound.”

Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice forbids even retired military officers publicly attacking or disparaging their current commander-in-chief. Yet several retired generals and admirals serially did just that during the last administration, smearing their president in every imaginable way, from being a Mussolini-like fascist to a veritable Nazi. … 

To restore the military’s reputation, officers should eschew politics to focus on restoring strategic deterrence and military readiness. They should keep clear of divisive domestic issues. They should stop virtue signaling to the media and influential members of Congress.

Enough, Karl Rove, enough: Put up or shut up. David Zukerman — ” Let his next column in The Wall Street Journal declare, without fear or reservation:  “The Democrats Be Damned; If Trump Is the Candidate, He Gets My Vote.”

Rove should be thankful Mr. Trump has not — and he would have good cause, I believe, to make the allegation — blamed the NeverTrump conspiracy for a) undermining his first term and b) working with the media and, of course, their Deep State Democrat allies, to badmouth the Trump campaign 24/7 with baseless intimations, innuendo, and direct statements.  The NeverTrump “fifth column” in the Republican Party arguably gave the presidency to Benighted Biden with nary a thought how their betrayal would damage national security, foreign policy, economic stability, civil liberties, and immigration issues — not to mention undoing  the good efforts of the Trump administration in starting from scratch to corral the harmful effects of the pandemic, exacerbated by political scoundrels like the former governor of the State of New York.

President Trump Supports Vaccine, Doesn’t Support Mandates. Sundance — “Given the range of opinions on the issue of the vaccines overall, and the mandate specifically, President Trump’s position seems quite pragmatic and reasonable.  He’s proud to have developed the vaccines, believes they are of benefit, but strongly respects individual choice, liberty and the freedom to decide for yourself and your family.  I don’t see anything controversial in this position.”

Biden’s Praetorian Guard? The Ashley Biden Investigation Raises New Questions Over the Use of the FBI. Jonathan Turley — “The question is why tens of thousands of dollars of purses stolen in cities like Chicago are treated as purely local matters while a single missing diary in Florida is a matter of an ongoing federal effort. — As some call for a federal response to the smash-and-grab crime wave, the feds may want to respond as well to questions about its unrelenting focus on who grabbed Ashley Biden’s diary.”

Here There Be Monsters. Alexsandar Markovic — “Evidence suggests there are powerful actors among us whose intentions, capabilities, and disregard for anyone else effectively render them implacable enemies of humanity.  No one sane wants to reach that conclusion; no one rational can avoid it any more in light of the facts.”

The foregoing are monstrous accusations, justified by monstrous acts, committed by people whose amorality and disregard for any but their own interests places them comfortably in the category of “monsters.”  People in ancient Rome, Weimar Germany, the Soviet Union, North Korea, anywhere that totalitarianism has raised its flag, were familiar with the beast.  Now it has arrived in the U.S. and western democracies.  Like it or not, we shall see how it fares there.

Kim Potter Convicted. John Hinderaker – “In recent times, two criminal defendants have had the book thrown at them in Minnesota: Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter. … we will be living with the consequences of these actions for a long time.” … “The rule of law is under attack in many ways, ranging from the burning down of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct station to today’s unjust conviction of Kim Potter on charges that never should have been brought. I think we have barely begun to see the results of this assault, in Minnesota or across the country.”

Americans Don’t Buy The Democrats’ Line On Election Integrity .John Hinderaker — “Democrats insist that there was little or no cheating in the 2020 election, and that election integrity measures are not just unnecessary but “racist.” Today’s Rasmussen survey indicates that a substantial majority of Americans don’t buy that line.” … “This is one in a long line of polls showing that Americans understand that voter fraud happens, and don’t like it. There is strong bipartisan support for election security. By rights, this should be a winning issue, and yet the Democrats are closer to making election integrity illegal than the Republicans are to cracking down on cheating. Such is the world we live in.”

 

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Choosing death

FBI Chicanery? Do tell. – Flynn describes outrage. – Manchin worries. – NATO has a flat tire. — Hypotheticals for the hypocrites. – picking cherries WWII style. — DeSantis vs CRT. – Deep state v evidence.

Was the FBI’s Whitmer Chicanery a Warm-up for January 6? Julie Kelly — “By removing three dirty cops from the witness list, the Justice Department hopes to prevent any cross-examination during the trial and, one supposes, any link to January 6.”

A paragraph that puts to shame the January 6 Select Committee of the House of Representatives. David Zukerman — “I believe the words in this paragraph demand the immediate attention of the  United States Congress, the media, and, of course the readers” … “By implication, paragraph 3 of the complaint brought by Lt. General Flynn against Speaker Pelosi and her cohort is tantamount to a call on a free people to rise up, to declare that the Pelosi panel is an affront to the Constitution and the American spirit of liberty, and to demand an  end, forthwith, to the politically- obscene conduct of this committee of the House of Representatives, a committee that offends the Constitution and is an insult to the men who drafted our organic document  of government.”

Manchin shows Biden’s dangerous. Don Surber — “Voters and pundits misread Biden. They thought they were getting a harmless and befuddled old man who would keep the seat warm while the two parties sorted things out Après Trump.”

Biden, Trump, NATO and Ukraine. By F. Charles Parker IV — “The Trump years resulted in a demonstrable U.S. recommitment to NATO, and a strengthened Alliance. NATO capabilities that were not available in 2014 are there. A NATO led by the United States has more options than in 2014. But Putin is testing the viability of that commitment now that Biden is in power.”

Three ‘What Ifs’ We’re Not Supposed to Ask. J.B. Shurk — “Counterfactuals, like “conspiracy theories,” are frowned upon by those who look guilty when they are posed.  Here are three to chew on during the holidays:” … “Some people despise “what if” hypotheticals.  What if those people are the same ones who can’t face the overwhelming evidence for their own hypocrisy?”

Progressive DA Larry Krasner’s office in chaos after 261 attorneys quit during his first term. John Sexton — “Progressive DA Larry Krasner’s response to that spike in violence has been denial.” … “At some point, residents of the city may decide the experiment with progressive prosecutors who cry when they convict someone isn’t working out so well.”

Washington Post Discovers World War II-Era Survey, Cancels the Greatest Generation. Robert Spencer — “It seems that Edward J.K. Gitre, an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech, stumbled upon 65,000 pages of Army surveys from World War II in the National Archives. Wokescolds have now combed through them and are presenting the very worst of the “harsh views” expressed”

Florida v. Critical Race Theory. Christopher F. Rufo — “Governor Ron DeSantis takes a stand against racialist ideologies in public institutions and businesses.”

Biden Doesn’t Follow The Science, He Cherry Picks It.  Paul Mirengoff — [TDS alert! see if you can spot it] — “Biden’s unwillingness to receive input on vaccinations from those who, under standard procedure, normally provide it could undermine public confidence in the three important decisions cited by Krause and Borio. More generally, it undermines Biden’s claim that his administration “follows the science.” — “Cherry picks the science” would be a more accurate characterization.”

The indefensible approval of Pfizer and Merck drugs compared to the snubbing of ivermectin. Daniel Horowitz — “Can you come up with a non-sinister explanation as to how our government will not only approve, but purchase this untested and dangerous product while declaring war on its broader, safer, cheaper, and more established counterpart?”

Hospitals Choosing Patient Death Over Ivermectin. Joel S. Hirschhorn — “In the past year there have been over 100 court cases trying to get access to IVM for very ill patients, usually for whom hospital doctors say have little chance of surviving.” … “There seems to be inadequate use of the medical evidence given above.”

 

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There are jewels in the mud – maybe.

The style of two presidents to compare and contrast, The assault on truth in the TDS efforts, A conspiracy laid bare in the 1/6 melee, Rittenhouse versus ignorance and bigotry in the medical profession.

‘I wish it were a mistake’: Angel mom presents a ‘tale of two presidents’ and brings receipts. Terresa Monroe-Hamilton — “she wrote letters to both former President Trump and to President Biden begging for help with the illicit fentanyl crisis and the difference in reactions from the two leaders is telling.”

The ‘Trump Did Nothing for 187 Minutes on January 6’ Narrative Just Got Shredded. Matt Vespa — “It’s déjà vu all over again. There’s the big bombshell that turns out to be total nonsense—a nothing burger. But even this story comes without the bun.”

Meet Ray Epps, Part 2: Damning New Details Emerge Exposing Massive Web Of Unindicted Operators At The Heart Of January 6. Revolver — “In this report, we will blow open this network of still-unindicted key operators who appear to have been at work either with or around Ray Epps during the initial Capitol grounds breach.” Conspiracy theories? But what about the pictures, the videos, the other evidence put on the table in this lengthy report?

The Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal: a contrasting physician opinion. “I try to present truthful facts about the case. And this is why I will be anonymous. I do not want to be canceled or harassed for espousing an unpopular, politically incorrect position. But the actual facts of the case need to be told.” … ” think this opens up the broader and more important question for all of us physicians: Can we be objective, can we be compassionate toward those who think differently than us, toward those who hold different political beliefs than us,  toward those who vote for a candidate we might despise?”

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This whole thing is just wrong.

Note a free course at Hillsdale Collge: The decline of American citizenship

The class describes the origins and history of citizenship in the West, reminding us that it is a rare phenomenon both in the past and the present—given the enormous responsibility placed on citizens to create and control their own government.

Citizenship then requires a large and self-reliant middle class—currently shrinking under enormous economic strains. Clearly defined and enforced borders are also essential to ensure a civic space in which citizens can nurture common customs, sustain traditions, and honor their own shared past.

Yet borders are now increasingly fluid as mere residence and citizenship seem often indistinguishable. Pre-civilizational tribalism—identifying by superficial appearance rather than through shared culture and values—is returning to America as so often the salad bowl replaces the melting pot.

These organic, bottom-up challenges are often matched by top-down stresses such as the growth of a huge permanent, but unelected, government of bureaucrats and administrators who combine judicial, executive, and legislative powers that overwhelm the citizen.

In addition, revisionists in law, the media, and politics seek to change the Constitution, long-held customs of governance, and political traditions for short-term partisan agendas, on the theory that a new changing and fluid Constitution must match an always evolving human nature.

Globalism is an ancient challenge to the sovereignty of the nation-state. But in the age of instant communications and unprecedented concentrations of globalized wealth, so often elites seek to supplant American laws and independence with international organizations and often without the consent of the legislative branch or the assent of the governed.

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‘Capitol Punishment’ The Movie. Jennifer Oliver O’Connell  — “This important documentary delves into the events of January 6, 2021—not the events that have been regurgitated ad infinitum by the legacy media, but the actual facts on the ground and how the people on the ground have been affected. The millions who showed up peacefully, and left the same way. The singing and the prayers. The different races, cultures, and religious backgrounds coming together with a unified purpose—not to overthrow the government, but to let the government know that they answer to We The People.”

A look back: on desperately wanting to elect Joe Biden. neo — “the idea of a figurehead president was fully envisioned and fully accepted, right around the time that Biden was finally seeming to be the nomination frontrunner. Nothing more was necessary; certainly not that certain something known as “leadership.” It was okay that Biden do nothing and be unable to do anything competently. The idea was apparently that (a) getting rid of Trump at the helm would magically solve all problems; and (b) the country could just about run itself after that, as long as Democrats were in control. — That’s not just hubris, that’s hubris squared.”

Conservatives: You also have FIRST Amendment right not to testify! Seth Grossman — “We also have rights to seek out others, and communicate, associate, and organize with them to promote our ideas.  Those rights are infringed if the government forces us to disclose who they are, or our private conversations and communications with them.  This is especially true when we and our ideas are routinely distorted and demonized by an evil and biased media.”

The Big Lie that Republicans threaten democracy. David Zukerman — “Republicans, nay the American people, should have learned by now: where the Democrats prevail, free speech, dissent, the essentials of liberty, dies.”

The left’s resistance to Ivermectin is shameful. Andrea Widburg — “One of the main barriers to Ivermectin is that hospitals refuse to give it to patients, preferring to see them die rather than take a commonly used, safe, Nobel-prize winning drug that could save their lives.”

 

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look at what actually happened

 

Another media malf: Byron York’s Daily Memo — “But look at what actually happened. (Here I should say that I am a Fox News contributor and have been a friend of Ingraham’s for years.) This is what Ingraham texted to Meadows: “Mark, the President needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy.”” … “The bottom line is there is much less to the texts story than the critics would have you believe.”

Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Select Committee Hoax. Melissa McKenzie — “Once again, the regime persecutes enemies to cover for its own evils.” … “The January 6th Committee is attempting to find evidence for their Conspiracy Theory that all of the above was planned by Donald Trump, some Republican Congressmen, some Trump officials and #StoptheSteal activists. – Many logical inconsistencies exist:”

 

Cracked Icons. Victor Davis Hanson — “The corrupt and mediocre heroes of the Left are imploding.” … “Our media-deified, progressive icons are finally being exposed as the deceivers they always were.”

An Anti-Anti-Racism Manifesto. Ace of Spades — “Anti-racism is a Kafka trap, wrapped in a motte-and-bailey diversion, slathered in revenge porn with a side order of grift. – Looking at all of human existence through the lens of race is as stupid as looking at all of human existence through the lens of class. – Injecting marxism into racial reconciliation can only produce discord, division, and disunion. Marxism just makes it worse, as it does all things. – Intentionally making little kids feel guilty about their skin color is counterproductive. – -If Black lives matter, then Black racism matters.”

The Whitewashing of Black Crime. Rick Fuentes — “Selectively reporting or downright ignoring crime based upon race is a dangerous gambit in the hands of a partisan media with a political ax to grind.” … “Expect no mea culpa over the biased reporting of the Waukesha parade massacre, the Rittenhouse shootings, serial mob robberies, and racially-scrubbed city murder statistics, all necessary to advance the liberal canard on white fragility, supremacy, and systemic racism.”

How Do You Win? Never Back Down. Never Apologize. Never Explain. Ace of Spades — “How Do You Lose? Back Down. Apologize. Explain. – The vicious, partisan, mendacious left has been merrily destroying its political opponents for years using the same simple playbook. And it is a testament to the stupidity and lack of real-world perspective on the part of its enemies that the techniques still work.”

Renewable? Sustainable? Dissecting Green Buzzwords. Will Coggin — “Terms like renewable, plant-based, and biodegradable can mean a product is good for the environment, but it doesn’t guarantee that it is. Similarly, it is not always true that an alternative to a product deemed “bad” by environmentalists is always going to be better for the planet. Many of these alternatives carry unintended consequences that cause as much harm to the planet, if not more.  – The phrase “caveat emptor,” or buyer beware, has been around since the early 1600s. It’s still sage advice in 2021.”

 

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Yellow rain

Another week starts at the American Thinker. Here’s a sample:

They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us. Clarice Feldman — “I recognize that we all make mistakes now and then, but the story Smollett peddled was so preposterous, only a moron could credibly claim he believed it.” … “Here are some of their statements when the preposterous tale was spun. Read this and tell me I’m wrong.”

Don’t gaslight me on my leg and tell me it’s raining. Bill Hansmann — “unless those lies are uttered under oath or spoken as truth to federal law enforcement agencies, there is no penalty for intentionally misleading the American public.” … “While gaslighting fittingly defines what is happening in our fallacious media and the utterances of a high percentage of Democrat politicians, there is an old expression that sums it up even better: “Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”  Perhaps their obsession with the nonsense of climate change has made the left unable to recognize the color of the precipitation, but you won’t fool me with yellow rain.”

Decades of Communist Pushing Will Get You a Communist America. E. Jeffrey Ludwig — “What today’s political pundits are calling woke (or some form of communism) has been on the march for decades.  It was alive and well in the late 1990s and had already been in place for decades.  It has gone mainstream in recent years and openly is embraced by many who were more careful not to be seen as sympathetic to Marxist ideology.  It is anti-God at its core, and it clearly wants government to take over the means of production.  The radical hope is to dignify the move toward undermining our republic, natural rights, private property, and the family by painting the words “anti-racism” and “gender equality” on the hammer and sickle.  Then talk about electric cars and reducing carbon footprints, and hope the fear generated will change our society forever.”

Democrats are terrified that ordinary Americans are calling them out. Andrea Widburg — “democracy in America is over because Americans don’t believe that Biden honestly won his seat in the White House.  The hyperbole was thick in the air, along with more than a soupçon of hypocrisy and a huge dollop of fear.”

Here’s a few other comments of note.

Do you approve of Joe Biden? Save America JFC — this is at a tech news site but the problem of civil rights of the accused is hard to find even in the comments. Ignorance and denial of the actual events of January 6 is also rampant.

What We Should Have Learned From this Epidemic, but Probably Won’t. Kevin Roche — “After any great event in human history, we should attempt to step back and evaluate what the dimensions of the problem actually were and how effective our responses were, always mindful of human thinking process biases.” … “I also am keenly aware of human limitations and our clear inability to learn from the past when it comes to large-scale problems and issues, so I have no hope that the next epidemic will be handled better.  Politicians will make the same stupid mistakes, think they need to assert their power and do something, anything, no matter what the consequences, and will ignore the damage their actions will cause.”

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It’s inconceivable it could happen here

January 6 Police Beating Victim Speaks: ‘I Could Have Died’. Julie Kelly — “The first of a two-part interview with Victoria White, a Trump supporter who was beaten by police inside the tunnel on the lower west terrace of the Capitol building on January 6.”

Two positive developments pertaining to January 6.  David Zukerman — “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has published a report on her visit to the D.C. jail, with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) on November 4.” … “The Meadows complaint alleges that the subpoenas issued against him, and Verizon, his cell phone carrier, are invalid because Pelosi violated the terms of House Resolution 503, which provided, among other things, that the minority members would be appointed in consultation with the minority leader.”

Another Lawsuit Holds The Key To Trump’s Best Defense Against The Jan. 6 Committee. Margot Cleveland — “Because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to appoint the requisite number of members, the Jan. 6 committee is arguably invalid under its own authorizing resolution.” … “Once in focus, one can see there is a strong interest in preserving executive privilege, and none in pushing a partisan dog and donkey show trial.”

The Way Out. Larry P. Arnn — “Here are two questions pertinent to our times: (1) How would you reduce the greatest free republic in history to despotism in a short time? and (2) How would you stop that from happening? The answer to the first question has been provided in these last two disastrous years. The answer to the second has begun to emerge in recent months. Both are worthy of study.”

The Turn. Liel Leibovitz — “When I saw the left give up everything I believe in, I changed politically. You can, too.” … “If you’ve lived through it yourself, you know that The Turn doesn’t happen overnight, that it isn’t easily distilled into one dramatic breakdown moment, that it happens hazily and over time—first a twitch, then a few more, stretching into a gnawing discomfort and then, eventually, a sense of panic.”

Straight Shooters. Steve Sailer — “In “Mass Murder in America: Trends, Characteristics, Explanations, and Policy Response” in Homicide Studies, James Alan Fox and Jack Levin analyze all 448 mass murders from 2006 to 2020 and dispel some of the stereotypes that have clouded thinking upon these gruesome subjects.” … “Fox and Levin aren’t confident that gun control measures could do much to stop mass murder:”

5 Biggest Takeaways From The Latest Review Of Wisconsin’s Rigged 2020 Election. Kylee Zempel — “Wisconsin is a case study in the kind of ho-hum execution of elections that chips away at Americans’ confidence in our elections.”

What Black Lives Matter has to say about the Smollet case. neo — “I wonder how many people who say they support BLM are aware of the sort of position taken by one the organization’s LA founders.”

The ‘cabal’ that bragged of foisting Joe Biden on us must answer for his failed presidency. Glenn H. Reynolds — “Time calls this a “conspiracy to save the election,” but in truth it was a conspiracy to save the election for the Democrats. The consequences in terms of lost faith in democracy have been severe, but the worst effect is that the winning ticket was never seriously vetted by the media or the campaign process.”

The Left’s Coup Is the Overthrow of Truth. Laura Hollis — “See how this works? When Democrats game the system or cheat, it’s “saving democracy.” But when Republicans and conservatives vote in large numbers and pass laws to protect the integrity of the system, it’s a “coup.” — Propaganda this baldfaced would be laughable were it not so dangerous.”

Jussie Smollett’s Race Hoax Joins a List of HUNDREDS of Other Fake ‘Hate Crimes.’ Here Are Just 8… Victoria Taft — “There are so many fake hate crimes that several databases have been launched to keep track of them.” … “the thing you realize very quickly is that fake hate crimes occur in the wokest of woke places, such as high schools and colleges. It makes you wonder if maybe we should simply shut down the hate factories to stop the children from being scandalized by crimes they never even imagined before until someone made them up.”

 

Stunning: Facebook court filing admits ‘fact checks’ are just a matter of opinion. Thomas Lifson — “Meta’s attorneys assert that the “fact check” was an “opinion,” not an actual check of facts and declaration of facts.  Under libel law, opinions are protected from liability for libel.” … “So-called “fact-checking” is a fraud used to cover up the censorship of opinions that differ from those of the powerful Silicon Valley oligarchy.”

 

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Wading through the swamp. The dangerous critters are those who claim to be the guides.

Sorry, but Hunter Biden’s profiteering matters — even if the rest of the press ignore it. Post Editorial Board — “The Biden files have been confirmed and substantiated eight ways to Sunday. Reporters just don’t want to hear it.” … “The media are out of excuses.”

The Biden family business: Corruption Inc. Mark Powell — “Miranda Devine’s newly released ‘Laptop from Hell’ is a magisterial recounting of Hunter Biden’s misadventures, corruption and the astonishing extent to which he has traded on his father’s influence. Not, mind you, that the current US President is any better when it comes lies and self-interest. The fruit, as they say, seldom falls far from the tree”

“At any other moment in modern history, the laptop’s contents would have been the journalistic scoop that defines a journalist’s career. But such is the world we live in that, even with the publication of this book, much of the world’s media will ignore both its contents and the reek of corruption at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. … 

In this post-truth, media-manipulated world we can be confident President Biden will continue to receive a free pass. For the press to dig into the laptop’s contents, to follow the links and expose the connections would be a tacit confirmation that Donald Trump was right. The Left-colonised newsrooms of the world could never, will never, allow that. Apart from anything else it would lay bare their own corruption But as a verse from the wisdom literature of the Bible rightly says, “The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out” (Proverbs 10:9). Whether that’s in Joe Biden’s current existence or the next one  remains to be seen.

Sunday Talks, Adam Schiff Outlines the Democrat 2022 Strategy Using the J6 Committee – Prediction Tripwires. Sundance  — “The DC system is predictable in how they weaponize their branches against the electorate.”

The motives are obvious: (1) tamp down any election integrity measures; (2) demoralize the MAGA or spirited America-First base of opposition against Democrats; (3) put the Republican Party on the defensive; (4) take attention away from the economic mess caused by the current administration; and (5) provide political turmoil in the ranks of their opposition.

Meet the Technology That’s Uncovering 2020’s Voter Fraud. Jay Valentine — “The search for phantom voters is over.  Phantom voters are sitting next to you at the restaurant or standing next to you at the bank.  They are your friend and neighbor.  You may be a phantom and not know it.” … “These canvassing organizations are the Minutemen of this generation.  They come from every background, organize with no central leadership.  They blindly figured out how phantom voting was happening, and they are forcing states to audit their voter rolls.”

A Tale of Two Cities: Kenosha vs. Waukesha. Victor Davis Hanson — “The media’s blatant lies amount to racial arson.”

Rittenhouse should have never been charged; Brooks should not have been out of jail. The effort to make the former a beneficiary of white supremacy and the latter a victim of it required a level of amoral media deceit that finally was unsustainable even in this bankrupt age.

Undermining democracy with chaos. Abraham H. Miller — “America will not fall to an external enemy, but to internal subversion that will collapse the body politic.” … “the threat is from those who cheer this ideology on, our friends and neighbors who think that wokeness enhances their status as sophisticates, not realizing that in the scheme of chaos they are the next victims.”

Fauci Admits It: Trump Was Right About ‘Living With’ COVID. I & I Editorial Board — “So, it’s up to the public to take Trump’s (and now Fauci’s) admission to heart. COVID isn’t ever going away. We can cower in the basement, dutifully comply with ridiculous mask requirements and intrusive vaccine mandates, and submit to pointless shutdowns. — Or we can do what Trump advised way back when. Act like adults, use common sense, and learn to live with COVID.”

Media’s false fearmongering about Michigan. Igor Chudov — “How-to debunk scarecrow articles and why the VAXXED should be in fear”

 

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Getting the axe

Antifa Member Who Took Axe to Senate Office Given Probation and his Axe Back. J. Turley — “Starks was supported by a GoFundMe account for his defense costs despite the company barring people from contributing to defendants like Kyle Rittenhouse until after he was acquitted. He was also supported by Democratic politicians.”

The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name. Daniel Greenfield — “It’s time to tell the truth about the black racism, crime and terror that came to Waukesha.” … “There’s Nothing More Frightening in America Today than an Angry White Man,” a CNN op-ed headline blared after the Rittenhouse verdict. And then Darrell Brooks, a black racist, career criminal, and convicted sex offender with two open felony cases, intentionally drove into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, leaving bloody children strewn like crumpled flowers.” … “But black racists always get a pass by a media that’s happy to enable their racism. While white racism is denounced as disgraceful, black racism is embraced as revolutionary.” … “The combination of black racism and leftist support for black criminals led to the parade horror.”

House Democrats’ retributions and acting like an adult in Congress.  — “It’s time to get serious or get gone” … “this is the third time in the last 10 months that the Democrats have decided who will represent Republicans on committees. That is a bad precedent.”

A Shortage Of Gratitude From The Turkey-Cons On Thanksgiving. I & I Editorial Board — “But even some of the furthest-left Democrats in Congress, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have bemoaned the treatment of those charged for storming the Capitol, some of whom were both held without bond and placed in long-term solitary confinement, questionable treatment that “Patriot Purge” highlights. Meanwhile there are scores of examples of violent criminals around the country who are freed, with little or no bond, to hurt or kill more victims, as we just saw in Waukesha, Wisconsin.”

The Tragedy of the Climate Wars. Mike Hulm — “The tragedy, however, of Mann and people who think like him is that they view arguments about these questions through a Manichean lens: the source of all opposition to the “correct” view—Mann’s view—of what should be done about climate change is traced back to an orchestrated evil empire. The basic doctrine of Manicheanism is that of a structural conflict between good and evil.” … “The art of politics is not to get everyone to agree with you, but rather to find allies with whom you can find joint ways forward, even if sometimes compromised. Consistently demonizing those who think differently than you makes it harder, if not impossible, to forge alliances.”

Natural Law Liberalism—An Ideology for the Republican Party. Andrew Oleksiw — “Unless Republicans anchor their political value system in the absolute truth of inalienable individual rights granted by God the Creator, the Left will eventually win.” … “The erosion of the Judeo-Christian value system among substantial portions of secular Republican leaders has destroyed the glue that once subconsciously held the party together and has now left the party without a truly comprehensive value and belief system. ”

How The Left Wins. Mark Wauck — “We’ve all heard the line about winning the “hearts and minds” of the population being the key to winning a war. Over the past several generations the Left has been busy doing exactly that.”

 

Fire the Four Stars. The Washington Examiner — “The Army officer had an impressive career up until his current job.” … “The leadership failures abound.” … “The nation is blessed with the finest warriors on Earth. But it’s obvious that their top leaders are, all too often, second-rate. Congress and the White House should demand better. Where they don’t get it, they should impose it.”

Suffer the little children to come unto woke. Tim Blair — “If ever you learn your children are being subjected to the offensive inanities foisted on innocent kids by the ABC’s ‘The School That Tried to End Racism’, make it your parental duty to stress that visiting race hucksters aren’t teachers, deserve politeness but not respect and, most of all, that they make wonderful targets for irreverent sarcasm. Get to it, young ‘uns!”

Explosive Interview, UK Cardiologist Highlights Link Between mRNA Vaccines and Heart Disease, While Noting Researchers Withholding Data Fearful of Losing Funding. Sundance — “The PULS Cardiac Test measures multiple protein biomarkers and uses the results to calculate a 5-year risk score for new ACS.  From pre-Covid injection to post-Covid injection, the 5-year ACS PULS risk score increased from 11% to 25%.”

 

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Which way do you run? Or do you even see the need, yet?

When Will America Reach Peak Insanity? I & I Editorial Board — “It seems roughly half of the country is suffering from mass delusions. Either that or there is a willful effort to ignore the truth and spread lies for political reasons. Neither scenario bodes well for the country.”

It could be that what we’re calling insanity is actually a campaign of ill intent. But a degree of derangement has to be present. Otherwise, the movement would have been overwhelmingly rejected rather than embraced by a large enough portion of the public to give it traction. Unless we reach peak insanity soon, and begin a return to normalcy, the future will be a far harder ride than the ugly moment we live in.

The Cruel Lesson to Learn from Austria’s COVID Vax Insanity. Joseph Kulve — “this COVID storm will sooner or later pass.  When humanity first encountered the cold/flu viruses, it must have been a lot worse than COVID.  COVID will run its course and slowly disappear.  Until then, stand firm.”

Logic and Data: Weapons To Defeat The Covidians. Andrew Thomas — “The Biden administration has been a complete failure in its ineptness in handling this crisis, perhaps on purpose.  The data is destroying the narrative of the “experts”.  Logic is the antidote to leftist ideology. The defeat of the Covidians is nigh.  Perhaps some time in the future we will look back and either laugh or cry at our naivete and gullibility.”

Watergate revised: Prosecutor cover-up alleged. Paul Bedard — “It’s taken decades of work, but a former aide’s campaign to clear Richard Nixon’s name in the 1972 Watergate scandal has finally reached the Justice Department, with the aide seeking an investigation into allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and a “deep state” conspiracy to take Nixon down.”

The Corrupt Media Did Not Fall For The Russia Collusion Hoax. They Were Part Of It. Margot Cleveland — “The corrupt media’s attempt to frame their failings as mere confirmation bias holds no truer than the Russia-collusion hoax they peddled for five years.”

The pursuit of ‘racial justice’ camouflages the revolution of American corporate media support. Jason Whitlock – “We can no longer afford to delude ourselves with comforting lies. There are few accidents when it comes to the seizure of political power.”

Critique Of Pure Tucker. Scott Johnson — “In 1991, journalists were proud to be open-minded, and I was proud to become one. . . . Editors saw themselves as the guardians of free speech and unfettered inquiry. . . . Being despised was something you bragged about. It meant you were telling the truth.”

Cultural Marxism, Are We Supposed to Ignore What All the San Francisco Looters Have in Common? Sundance — “Dozens of random cars just pulled up to the store and began robbing the place.  It might sound crazy, but that’s exactly how NBC reporter and eye witness Jodi Hernandez, described the incident when she initially tweeted out the alarm as she watched.”

The First Time As Tragedy …   Paul Mirengoff — “If the left tries to build a religion around the Rittenhouse case the way it did around George Floyd, the tactic is almost certain to backfire, as so much of what the overreaching left is peddling these days has done.”

Gratitude and the Left. Ron Ross — “Apart from lying about everything, leftists are insufferable ingrates.” … “If you’re an American citizen alive in the 21st century, you’ve won the lottery. You are so much more fortunate than your forebears it’s hard to list the ways”

Jan 6 denial show

Bob Woodward, tollbooth records undercut Jan. 6 panel claim Kerik attended secret D.C. meeting. John Solomon — “Subpoena from Rep. Bennie Thompson’s committee attributes allegation to legendary journalist’s latest book, which makes no such claim, in potential embarrassment for Democrat-led probe.”

Alex Jones, Roger Stone among those subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee. Juliegrace Brufke — “The committee has already interviewed more than 150 people across government, social media and law enforcement, including some former Trump aides who have been cooperative.”

Rittenhouse and citizenship

Kyle Rittenhouse And Every Able-Bodied Man Had A Moral Obligation To Protect Kenosha. Evita Duffy — “Any able-bodied man over 16 years old had a moral obligation to defend Kenosha against vandals, looters, and arsonists attacking while police stood down.”

Yes, Kyle Rittenhouse is a Hero. Christopher Skeet — “The least we can do is thank Rittenhouse for this courage, and acknowledge the fact that too many of us self-described patriots thrice his age had a responsibility, the responsibility that comes with our freedom, to stand with him against the mob. ”

Tucker Carlson’s interview with Kyle Rittenhouse is fascinating. Andrea Widburg — “I certainly hope this young man, who seems intelligent, sensible, and thoughtful, gets his wish. I also hope that every one of the media outlets and politicians that defamed him pays through the nose.”

Rittenhouse v Media

“Dishonesty in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial. John R. Lott, Jr. — “The mainstream media is denying people basic truth.”

 

In Rittenhouse case, truth in the crosshairs, press objectivity be damned. Eric Utter — “The mainstream media now seeks to obfuscate, misinform, disinform, omit or manufacture information to further its agenda, traffic in fake news, lie and deny.”

Waukesha

The Waukesha massacre picture begins to emerge. Andrea Widburg — “It’s to be hoped that, after witnessing leftist criminal justice in action over the past year-and-a-half, Americans, even Democrats in leftist cities, are wising up to the fact that leftism kills, either directly, through government brutality, or indirectly, by letting violent, hate-filled criminals roam free.”

Who Is Darrell Brooks? John Hinderaker — “another question should be asked: was Brooks inspired to commit mass homicide by liberal bromides relating to race, specifically the Black Lives Matter movement? Your local newspaper won’t touch that question, but Andy Ngo, an actual journalist, has been investigating:”

Amid Unspeakable Horrors, Waukesha Teaches All Of Us What It Means To Be A Community. Kylee Zempel — “Instead of running from terror, the people of Waukesha have stared it in the face with their arms linked — and it’s making them stronger.”

 

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Heap big medicine splattered all over

The Left’s Long Creep Through the Schools. Kevin Donnelly — “the reality is that the barbarians are no longer merely attacking the gates, they have now taken the citadel.” … “Schools are a primary focus of cultural-Left activists and fellow travellers in the fight to reshape society in their utopian image.” … “Underpinning a cultural-Left approach to education is the belief that knowledge is a social construct employed by those in control to enforce their dominance.”

Heap Big Medicine Man. John Hinderaker – “From Canada comes this ridiculous story about an academic grant to study pre-scientific methods of preventing cancer. One could say that the only important thing in this story is the dollar figure: $1.2 million. Academic institutions exist in large part as slush funds to funnel cash into the hands of liberal constituencies.”

Thugocracy: Science in the Postmodern World (Roger Pielke Jr. as victim). Richard W. Fulmer — “Today, thugs have taken over much of our politics, many of our universities, and much of our science. Their response to dissent is not to assemble facts and logic to support their claims but to slander, intimidate, and muzzle the opposition.”

Stunning good news from Chile — and not just for them, but for us. Monica Showalter — perhaps the tide is turning?

The worst kind of domestic terrorism. John F. Di Leo — “domestic terror has a particularly wicked dimension, because it’s not foreign enemies but our own neighbors who conduct it.” … “We have state’s attorneys and district attorneys all over America who refuse to prosecute most crimes… who refuse to ask judges for stiff sentences when they do prosecute… who happily plea-bargain cases down” … “If you’re looking for the worst kind of domestic terrorism, I sure can’t think of a worse one than flinging open the prison gates – whether by lack of effort or by executive order – and consciously setting such criminals loose.”

Looting Comes To The Suburbs. John Hinderaker — “Cities like Portland, Minneapolis and San Francisco have been devastated by rioting and looting. But smug suburban liberals haven’t seemed to mind much, as long as crime was confined to urban centers like Minneapolis and San Francisco, where, on Friday night, Union Square was looted. But what will they think when disorder strikes closer to home?”

The Rittenhouse Trial Underscores the Left’s Determination to Eliminate the Natural Right of Self-Defense. Steve McCann — “as there is a natural right of self-preservation, man has the right and duty to defend himself against transgressors, including the state, that would deny, abrogate, or unlawfully seize his property.”

Did Capitol Police murder someone other than Ashli Babbitt? Andrea Widburg — video suggests the affirmative

Time for Another Epidemic Summary. Kevin Roche — “Respiratory viruses have been around forever and we periodically have epidemics from them, influenza being the most common example.  And we should know by now that our ability to stop or control those epidemics is very limited.” … “Worst of all has been the terror campaign and the lies and misinformation.” … “We will survive all the virus can throw at us.  Humanity will be fine.  I am not sure we can survive the continued irrationality and deadliness of the government response.”

 

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