Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Big Story: The Biden Crime Family Saga!

By Rich Kozlovich, Updated today!

The big story for days is actually three stories tied together with a ribbon of corruption, lies, and collusion. Collusion on many levels involving the deep state, politicians and a media that’s lost all perception of right and wrong.  

What has to boggle the mind is all these people in the media and social media who are part and parcel of this story must know....and I mean must know.... just how corrupt Biden and his family have been for all these years, and yet attempt to cover it up and smear anyone who tries to expose it.  Does that make them conspirators in a criminal cover up?  If it is, can any reasonable person not suggest this would qualify as a RICO criminal conspiracy?

Of course, this kind of media corruption isn't anything new.  The media has been hiding the truth about Democrats, and the left in general, for many decades.   Take FDR for example.  

History has shown he filled his administration with communists, socialists, fellow travelers and Stalinist agents, and in point of fact, one Stalinist agent, Harry Dexter White, lived in the White House for two years.    

(Recommended Reading: Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government and American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

Not only did the press ignore all this, the New York Times was notorious for reporting that all those millions Stalin murdered weren't actually murdered; that was just propaganda. And, all those millions that he starved to death didn’t really starve to death; that too was all propaganda! One of their reporters, Walter Duranty, actually won the Pulitzer Prize for all his lies to cover up Stalin's mass murders. Even now, when the truth about his mendacious work is brought up, the Pulitzer Prize committee refuses to revoke his Pulitzer and the New York Times refuses to give back.

Understand this!  Everyone in the press, including the editors of the NYT knew his work was nothing more than lies, and they said nothing.  Nothing’s changed.  

If the media can overlook the mass murder of tens of millions of Russians, they can overlook every kind of corruption being perpetrated by the party of death now.  

The other thing that puts me in awe is this.  How many people still think Trump is corrupt while Biden and his Democrat promoters are pure as the new driven snow.  Ignorance?  Stupidity?  Arrogance?  How about all three.  They're clearly arrogant in their ignorance and stupidity, and they believe sane Americans are too stupid to see it.   They're just like John Kasich, who suffers from a serious case of weird compounded by a massive infection of hubris. 

There's one more thing I find mind boggling.  With all this corruption in his family history what in the world possessed Joe Biden to run for the Presidency?  What in the world possessed Joe Biden, and his family, to really think this wasn't going to come out?  Media protection?  I  have to believe their bias has been demonstrated for decades, but they can no longer control the information flow entirely.   

One thing is clear though.  The social media outlets are acting like they're Constitutionally protected First Amendment news sources, and not public forums of informational conveyance.  That has to be addressed as we can see in that Twitter and Facebook are in the news censorship business.   

If that's the case, and it is, two things are bound to emerge.  Legislation that makes sure the courts strip them of the same kind of First Amendment immunity the media has, and secondly, lawsuits!  Republicans, and conservatives of all stripes for that matter, will certainly will be able to show cause, and when that happens, things will change.  As one of my correspondents noted: 

"You might also want to suggest that Republicans might want to file lawsuits to end what courts and election watchdogs could justifiably call illegal in-kind campaign contributions by all these media, social media and big-tech companies. Billions of dollars worth of free good publicity for Biden and Democrats ... billions of dollars worth of canceled and censored bad publicity for them. And every dollar of it corrupting our elections and democracy."

I'm concluding, rightly or wrongly, Biden chose to run because his closet is so full of corruption, right along with Obama's, Hillary Clinton's and so many of the Obama administration and their deep state allies, he needed to become President in order to put a stop to these investigations and bury them forever!   

I've also concluded the powers that be in the Democrat party watched a disaster unfolding for the nomination and needed Biden for two reasons.  First, he would definitely go along with sinking all investigations, if for no other reason, in his own best interests,  and secondly, they would be able to control him.  But I don't think any of them realized how bad Biden's neurological problems are, and no one realized how much corruption he was involved in that could so easily be uncovered. 

Here's my list as of October 20, 2020.  Enjoy!

Social media 'conspiracy' and big tech bias - Both Twitter and Facebook have reduced distribution of a bombshell New York Post report revealing new details of Hunter Biden’s alleged foreign dealings. The two social media giants justified their action by citing their own internal regulations. “Conservatives have been complaining about big tech bias for years and the companies and the news media have denied it. There’s no denying it now,” says Dan Gainor, vice president of TechWatch, a project of the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog.  “Twitter and Facebook are involved in a conspiracy to fix the presidential election. Twitter’s bizarre defense claimed it was restricting ‘content obtained through hacking,” but it set no such limits on stories about President Trump’s tax returns,” Mr. Gainor points out.

Sen. Cruz: ‘Media’s Docile Willingness to Cede Power to Big Tech… Poses the Single Greatest Threat to a Free Press’- “If Big Tech can silence The New York Post, they can silence The New York Times,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned Monday in a press call hosted by Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell addressing Facebook and Twitter censorship of news about Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, published in The New York Post. “Big Tech has taken the astonishing view that it has unlimited power to censor the media to prevent the American people from learning about these stories and to punish anyone who dares to discuss facts that are inconvenient to the political narrative Big Tech favors,” Cruz said.

Hold on to your hat: Hunter's hard drive roll-out this week is going to unleash a whirlwind October President Trump may want to replace "YMCA" as the closing song for his rallies with Bachman Turner Overdrive's "You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet." 

Buckleup: Hunter Biden laptop scandal may be about to get a whole lot worse - Facebook and Twitter sacrificed the final shreds of their integrity to try to censor the N.Y. Post article revealing the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop.  But in their rush to throw themselves in the path of the bullet to save Joe, there was a big problem.  They forgot that Rudy Giuliani has the evidence. 

Uh Oh: Here's Why the FBI Is Now Investigating Hunter Biden's Emails - Well, I’m sure you all know the October surprise by now. Hunter Biden is back. We have emails. And it looks like former Vice President Joe Biden has been exposed as a total liar regarding his son’s shady business dealings. The New York Post had the scoop. They’ve been churning out stories about Hunter’s business arrangements, which was never asked of Joe Biden during his town hall event with ABC News. Talk about safe territory.   

Giuliani: You've Only Seen Five Percent of What's on Hunter Biden's Hard Drive - Former New York City mayor, Trump campaign advisor and former U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani is warning Americans they haven't seen anything yet when it comes to the corruption of the Biden family.   "I have the entire hard drive and the New York Post has only published about five percent of it," Giuliani said. "The New York Post has at least two more situations even more serious than this. The real big time money corruption takes place with the Chinese Communist Party.   In essence we have a man trying to be President of the United States whose family has been in business for a number of years with the Chinese communist government and high level Chinese communists. If we're stupid enough to do that. China was setting Joe up for years and they have his son by the you know what and they've given them plenty of money and coincidentally Joe has caved into China in ever negotiation he's ever had and he's the only man in the world who says China is not a threat to us or a competitor. I guess if your family got $30 or $40 million from China, if you were corrupt, I guess you'd say that."  

Giuliani: Hunter Biden’s Attorney Contacted Computer Repairman After NY Post Story Broke, Wanted Hard Drive Back - After the New York Post broke the bombshell report detailing evidence found on a computer hard drive of the Biden family’s influence peddling, Hunter Biden’s attorney contacted the computer repairman who found the incriminating material, and asked for the computer hard drive back, President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani revealed on Steven Crowder’s podcast, Thursday.     

Hunter Becomes the Hunted The wonderful cartoonist Michael Ramirez has Hunter Biden  disguised as a deer with the caption “From Hunter to Hunted.” Hunter in costume says, “Here, Dad, Camouflage. I got this in China.” In his usual pithy style Ramirez evokes the scandal of Hunter’s using his dad’s position as vice-president to rake in substantial bribes for access for the Chinese.    

Things may soon get a lot worse for Hunter and Joe Biden - Hunter Biden is a truly pathetic human being. He’s an addict who’s rolled in and out of rehab because of his serious drug and alcohol abuse. The recently released emails reveal a man with horrifically low self-esteem. They also indicate that his father pimped Hunter to foreign governments to act as a bagman for bribes. However, it’s possible to be both pathetic and evil. In this case, the evil may exist, not just because Hunter sold out his country, but also because there are increasingly credible rumors that Hunter’s hard drive holds child pornography.  

The Democrats are lying about Russian disinformation -  The moment the story about Hunter Biden's laptop broke, the Democrats knew what their defense would be: Russian disinformation! They spoke in one voice. Facts were irrelevant. Adam Schiff, especially, had "intel." With that assertion, they have stifled reports about the laptop in both mainstream and social media. On Monday, however, the director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, stated unequivocally that there is no evidence that the laptop is the product of Russian disinformation. When it comes to Hunter's bad behavior, what you're learning is all real.    

The Democrats, along with media, claim the Hunter Biden stories published by The New York Post are “Russia disinformation” and a “false narrative - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman and a top Democrat claimed that the Post stories on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China are part of a smear campaign and comes from the Kremlin,...“We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” he said when asked by Blitzer if the Hunter Biden stories are “Russian Disinformation.

So much for Russian disinformation: Hunter Biden's signed receipts turn upAs Andrea Widburg noted in her excellent post here, the left has pulled out all stops to create a miasma of confusing information about the frighteningly sharp and clear Hunter Biden emails found on an abandoned MacBook Pro computer, of a crack addict selling access to his father's office for millions in public gain. The computer itself is evidence, corroborated by additional emails from Biden's associates, in jail or heading there, while the rapacious Hunter skates. There's additional information the Senate investigative report.

So Joe Biden goes under the radar for four days?  Burisma is starting to hurt Biden. We have a debate on Thursday and one of the candidates is "cramming" for the exam, or something like that. According to news reports, we are not going to see a lot of Joe Biden before he meets President Trump. So what's going on? My guess is that they are preparing Biden so he does not fumble the Hunter question. According to Mary Kay Linge, the issue has started to hurt Biden: 

Questions for Joe Biden  The questions a serious media would ask. Joe Biden has thus far refused to respond to any questions regarding his son Hunter Biden, claiming that it is merely a smear campaign, unverified or emanated from Russia.  This no longer holds water, as Hunter's attorney has made attempts to recover Hunter's computers.  Some recipients of the emails have verified their authenticity.  Further, our director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has dismissed any claims of Russian involvement.  Verification is now beyond question.  Accordingly, a real press would ask the following questions of Joe Biden.........

Do the Chinese Own Joe Biden? J. Robert Smith The Democrat nominee for the presidency appears saturated with corruption, and worse, he’s compromised himself to foreign powers, one of which -- the People’s Republic of China (PRC) -- is rightly regarded as an enemy of the U.S.
 
Trump to Greenville: If Biden is Elected, China Will Own the U.S.- Sharp-eyed people in the crowd spotted it first — the landing lights of Air Force One approaching Pitt-Greenville Airport in North Carolina on Thursday. ’80’s pop hit “Gloria” pounded as the aircraft roared by on the runway. Then, with “Eye of the Tiger” building energy, President Donald Trump walked out of the plane and waved to the thrilled crowd.
 
Move over, Clinton Foundation: Here comes the Beau Biden Foundation for Protecting Children - In October 2016, it was materials in WikiLeaks that changed voter inclinations against Hillary Clinton, not foreign interference.  So many documents confirmed suspicions of corrupt Clinton family behavior, barely hidden in plain view for decades.  Four years later, almost to the day, it is unproven but not yet credibly denied allegations of criminal behavior by the wider Biden clan that may usher in a sequel and spectacularly upend the nominal favorite in this presidential election. 

During the time Joe Biden was US point man on Ukraine, there were three Ukrainian Prosecutors General.  The first and the third actively helped Burisma escape responsibility for the theft of Ukraine’s oil and gas assets.  

'The big guy': Is Joe Biden a presidential candidate or the godfather of a mafia-style crime family? - Is Joe Biden a presidential candidate or the godfather of a mafia-style crime family?  It looks like the latter, based on the latest revelations from Hunter Biden's abandoned MacBook Pro computer, which at this point has so many damning revelations coming from it it's starting to remind me of the captured FARC computer of 2007.  The latest emails reveal a man obsessed with getting his payment cut for "introductions" to people like his dad, not just with the Ukrainians, but the Chinese, to the tune of tens of thousands, if not millions of dollars.

It's Not Just Hunter Biden Giving Joe Heartburn Over Conflict of Interest Issues. Did You See His Son-in-Law? - Well, Hunter Biden might want this guy to be more a lightning rod in light of his emails exposing a lot of dirty laundry concerning his business interests. Emails that show that Joe Biden has lied to us about not knowing what Hunter was doing. That’s been the position of the former vice president. He didn’t know or he never discussed business with his son. Well, it’s sort of hard to play that off when emails show Hunter introduced executives from Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, to the elder Biden. Hunter sat on Burisma’s board making $50k/month to allegedly sell access to top Obama officials. Also, this was the company that was being investigated for corruption when Hunter took his position there in 2014, around the time when VP Joe was helping Ukraine with its anti-corruption efforts. The vice president forced the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor looking into Burisma, threatening to withhold aid. Gee—where have you heard this before, only in this case, Biden is guilty. He’s on video bragging about it.  Now, we have a son-in-law issue.

Brent Bozell: NY Post's Hunter Biden Story Censored by Facebook, Twitter -- Big Tech Votes for Biden  -World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attend the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  So much for that fair election nonsense we’re taught in school. The social media companies don’t want that to happen. And they have no hesitation to do what they have to do to ensure their candidate wins.

FCC Chair: New Rulemaking Will Reign in Excessive Social Media Immunity that Has‘No Basis in the Text of Section 230’ of Comm Act - On Thursday, a day after social media platforms Facebook and Twitter censored a New York Post article reporting allegations potentially harmful to former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC will issue a rulemaking to clarify the breadth and meaning of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides immunity protections to social media platforms. “The world's No. 1 social media site decided that news embarrassing to Democrats must be restricted,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell wrote Wednesday in a a Fox News Commentary condemning Facebook for censoring the New York Post’s “groundbreaking story implicating former Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Ukrainian Corruption. 

“Rightnow, Jack Dorsey is just behaving as Joe Biden’s press secretary.” – Ted Cruz - Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on ABC on Thursday night for a rambling town hall, in lieu of a debate, opposite a town hall for President Donald Trump on NBC at the same time.Aside from many factually-challenged statements, Biden said a number of truly outlandish things.

Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Thursday that he intends to move forward with a rule making to “clarify” the meaning of Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. Pai’s announcement comes one day after Twitter prohibited users from posting links to a New York Post story about alleged emails...

Senators Introduce Bill to Amend Rule Over Third-Party Internet Content - In the wake of allegations of big tech companies suppressing political speech and news stories on their platforms, Republican senators and congressmen introduced legislation to amend Section 230, part of a federal code that regulates third-party content on the internet.

Judson Phillips Commentary: Big Tech Stomps on Free Speech  - On Wednesday morning, the Star published my commentary on free speech.  Little did I know when I wrote it or the editors when they published it, the whole concept of free speech online was about to blow up in an incredibly spectacular way.The New York Post dropped a bombshell story, showing emails from Hunter Biden to various Ukrainian figures.  This story included the allegation, apparently supported by emails, that Hunter Biden had introduced executives of the Burisma company to his father, the then sitting Vice President.  Hunter Biden was paid lavishly for his role. 

 



Statues of Lincoln are Being Torn Down Because He Hanged Rapists and Child Killers

October 19, 2020 @ Sultan Knish Blog

The names of small children don't often appear on monuments, but Edward Baumler's name is there among those of many other children who were murdered in the massacre at Milford.

Edward was only 3 years old when he was shot to death by Dakota raiders. His brother, Heinrich, who died alongside him, killed with a tomahawk, was 7 years old.

Their baby sister was murdered with an arrow.

The Baumler children were among a dozen other children, and twice as many women, killed by the tribal child murderers and rapists who assaulted the immigrant German township of Milford.

Now a statue of President Lincoln was toppled in Portland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison student government voted to remove his statue because he punished the killers of Milford’s children and the killers of the other seventy children under 10 years old.

The massacre at Milford was not unique. Entire communities were wiped out by bands of Indians pretending they had come asking for water. Women and girls as young as twelve years old were raped, mutilated, and murdered. Little boys were beaten to death. Survivors hid in piles of corpses, awaiting death while surrounded by the dead bodies of their loved ones.

Minnesota settlements in the 1860s were a haven for German, Norwegian, and other immigrants who had fled political oppression and limited opportunities to come to America. They had little to do with the causes of the conflict between the Dakota and the United States.

The Dakota massacres were so easily accomplished because the German and Norwegian settlers, unlike the English settlers of another era, were unarmed and weren’t ready to fight. That’s why the “warriors” initially avoided attacking the local fort and instead went after them.

When Little Crow’s War ended, trials were held and 303 fighters were sentenced to be hanged.

President Lincoln was uncomfortable with the speedy trials and the large number of tribal fighters who would have been executed. Despite heavy political pressure from survivors and Minesottans, he personally decided to review the trial records for every single case.

Lincoln had been a talented lawyer, but he was in the middle of the Civil War, and there were 303 cases. The Union depended on the support of Minnesota, and of the German immigrant community, who played a major role in the fighting, to pursue and win the war with the South.

Nevertheless, Lincoln personally reviewed the trial records for each case, and commuted the sentences of 88% of the convicted tribal fighters, agreeing to hang only 39 of them.

The men whose hanging Lincoln approved were both the worst of the lot and those whose guilt he believed absolutely proven. He discarded those who had participated in the general fighting and selected those who had attacked small farms and committed atrocities against individuals, especially women and children. In this, he relied on the testimony of survivors and other fighters because the perpetrators had boasted of the crimes committed against women and children.

As he told the Senate, he had first ordered “the execution of such as had been proved guilty of violating females” and then those “proven to have participated in massacres”.

Even though Lincoln had been as liberal as he could possibly be and more, the hangings still weighed on him. He offered a last minute pardon to another of the condemned men, issued a special warning not to hang yet another man, and warned that the other prisoners should not be subjected to “unlawful violence”. And in the end, only 38 of the convicted were hanged.

Lincoln’s liberal approach met with outrage in Minnesota. 1862 was an election year and Republicans paid the price. Told that the election would have gone better without his pardons and commutations, he retorted, “I would not hang men for votes.”

Now in Portland, leftist rioters declared an “Indigenous Day of Rage" for Columbus Day and tore down a statue of President Lincoln, along with one of President Theodore Roosevelt, and smashed up the Oregon Historical Society.

They spray painted "Dakota 38" on the Lincoln statue in support of the child-killers and rapists.

A member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government has claimed that President Lincoln's statue should be removed because "he ordered the largest execution on American soil: 38 Dakota peoples."

In truth, Lincoln limited the scope of the executions as much as possible. He resisted political pressure from survivors, the military, abolitionists, his own party, and the entire state. In the middle of the most decisive war the country had ever known, he personally spent time poring over transcripts of court records and commuted and pardoned every one he could.

But no amount of liberalism is ever enough for the radicals and racists who hate America.

The campaign against Lincoln isn’t new.

Even before the Emancipation Monument had been taken down in Boston, the 38 rapists and child killers had been used by leftists to attack Lincoln’s legacy. Black Lives Matter racists had vandalized statues of Lincoln in Buffalo, New York, Sioux City, Iowa, and other Democrat cities.

This isn’t about litigating a conflict that took place over a century and a half ago.

Little Crow’s War was typical of many such conflicts, the familiar factors, greed, rage, and radically different worldviews, were all there and led to deadly results. Lincoln, in equally familiar fashion, deplored the violence, but had trouble grappling with the reality of the military conflicts he was repeatedly thrust into, and unable to make the reforms that had caused him to run for public office, substituting for them with speeches and gestures that were both grand and hollow.

That was the tragedy of his career and of the entire awful era that claimed so many lives.

Lincoln was morally serious in the granular, but incapable of bringing that moral seriousness to bear on the tactics and resolution of the Civil War. The Dakota trials was typical of Lincoln at his most morally granular, weighing the lives of the accused men heavily while so many died elsewhere. But, looking at those court records, Lincoln felt a sense of control. In a massive conflict that was raging beyond any control, he could do justice to these particular lives.

The Lincoln statue vandals claim that they want “justice”. But that would include justice for Edward Baumler, his brother and his baby sister. And the many other children killed then.

It would include justice for a young mother who carried the decomposing corpse of her child for over two months, for children who watched their brothers and sisters beaten to death before their eyes, and for every horror and atrocity committed in Little Crow’s War.

Nearly entire families, many of them immigrant, were wiped out through treachery. Others left behind descendants that are keeping their stories and their fight for justice alive today.

History is complex. There was a great deal of unfairness in the collision between the settlers from the east and the west who had both crossed an ocean and found a bountiful new land.

The simplistic narrative pitting “indigenous people” against “settlers” is wrong and was always so. The German settlers massacred in Minnesota were the same sort of immigrants that leftists claim to advocate for today, and their killers were sometimes not even Indian, but like so many “Indians” today, descendants of settlers, slaves, and immigrants who could pass for Indian.

Unarmed immigrants, many of them fleeing persecution, came to the door for Indians asking for water. And then the butchery began. Men who called themselves warriors beat little boys to death, the bodies of little girls were found stripped naked, and that is what the Left celebrates.

That is what the toppling of Abraham Lincoln’s statues is about.

The topplers claim that President Lincoln represents injustice. They would rather not discuss the sort of justice they have in mind. The fallen children can speak to that as well as the fallen statues. They want to tear down Lincoln, and put up 38 rapists and child killers in his place.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
 

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The Left’s attack on the Fourth of July

Another step in erasing our collective memory  

Scot Faulkner

My previous column raised alarms about radical leftists who want to obliterate everything good that America ever did or aspired to achieve, and sow the seeds for future generations to revile and reject everything that is decent and noble in our country. I call it their “final assault on America.” But make no mistake, leftists also want to obliterate Independence Day to remake America to fit their radical agenda.

That is why erasing our celebration of July Fourth, and replacing it with Juneteenth, is the Left’s Holy Grail. Denigrating the American Flag, displacing our National Anthem, and ending Independence Day as a national holiday, are the Left’s trinity for destroying America’s history, pride and civic culture.

Changing calendar references eradicates the old order to establish a radical new one. The Bolsheviks replaced Christian holidays with May Day (May 1) and their October Revolution (November 6). French Revolution zealots went so far as to rename the months of the year.

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the day a little-known Union general proclaimed that slavery was officially abolished in Texas. Ironically, at that time, slavery was still legal in Delaware and Kentucky.  However, local celebrations of the Texas announcement launched similar Juneteenth festivities, which slowly spread to other communities throughout America.

For radicals on the Left, turning a still obscure moment in history into a new and “more inclusive” national holiday is fundamental to shifting the inspiring narrative of America’s founding in 1776 to the darker, anti-American narrative of the 1619 movement.

Above all, the 1619 Project seeks to focus attention on America’s terrible legacy of slavery. It seeks to diminish and tarnish any emphasis on our Declaration of Independence and the great strides we have made in bringing together in peace and harmony the most diverse peoples and cultures ever gathered together in one nation.

Those who despise the United States do not want to recognize, much less celebrate, our ever-continuing efforts “to form a more perfect union,” by calling upon and inspiring what President Abraham Lincoln himself called “the better angels of our nature.”

Certainly, June 19th is important to many African Americans, and other Americans as well. Those who wish to do so should absolutely celebrate that historic moment – just as people of differing faiths, creeds, colors and ethnic origins commemorate and learn from their religious and cultural holidays and histories. They have the right and should be encouraged to do so.

However, that does not, and must not, mean we should depose and replace our truly national holidays, or the important events they commemorate, in pursuit of radical political agendas.

It was thus surprising that, just before this year’s Fourth of July, Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) called for establishing Juneteenth as “a national holiday to remember the 1865 emancipation of slaves in the United States.” They would eliminate the Columbus Day holiday, because it is “a holiday that is lightly celebrated, and least disruptive to Americans’ schedules.”  Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) co-sponsored Juneteenth legislation with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

The moment Juneteenth is in and Columbus is out, the Left will move to eliminate the July Fourth holiday as being just two weeks apart and “disruptive” to summer work schedules.

During the summer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the intellectual force behind eliminating the Fourth of July and embracing the 1619 movement, barnstormed cable news to assert that “Independence Day does not mean the same thing to everybody. We are forcing white people to confront what this holiday has meant to black people.”

On one show, Hannah-Jones’ assault was supported by historian Jon Meacham, who asserted the Fourth of July was “only about a document, not about shaping a nation,” while Juneteenth is a fully inclusive culminating moment in America’s story. They both recommended that Americans “evolve,” and end the “divisive” and “racist” Fourth in favor of the “more inclusive and accurate” Juneteenth. 

Hannah-Jones added: “For generations we have looked at 1776 as our founding moment, our “nativity,” when it was actually 1619.… For too long we have taught this one narrative that glorifies white supremacy, glorifies colonization,”

Attacking July 4th began on July 1, 2011.  That was when Harvard University released a study claiming that “children who attend July 4 celebrations are more likely to identify themselves as Republicans in life.”  The study observed, “The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats.”

The study continued, “attending one rain-free July 4 celebration before the age of 18 increases the likelihood that children will identify as Republican by two percent, and increases the likelihood that they will vote for a Republican candidate by the time they turn 40 by four percent.”

Overnight, patriotism became partisan.

During the summer of 2019, the New York Times, armed with the revisionist history of Nikole Hannah-Jones, launched the 1619 history curriculum. 1619’s goal is to completely recast America as the most demonic, racist, destructive nation that has ever existed.

According to the 1619 narrative, America began when a ship filled with African slaves arrived at Jamestown during the summer of 1619.  Everything since, it insists, has been a steady march of white racism destroying dark skinned people and polluting the world with white supremacist and white privilege dogma, as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

Since the 1960s, colleges and universities have indoctrinated students with anti-Americanism. K-12 is the next battleground. A recent study found that 66% of high school students believe America is exceptional, and 70% look favorably on America’s history. Only 47% of college students think America is exceptional, and 44% are favorable to our nation’s history.

The 1619 curriculum is already being used in over 3,000 schools. Changing history to eliminate July 4th, and replacing it with Juneteenth, is a critical part of 1619’s anti-Americanism strategy.

Juneteenth is based on the false narrative that slavery in America ended on June 19, 1865. That was the day Union General Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas and announced the Civil War was over and slaves still being held in the region were free.

It took ratifying the 13th Amendment on December 6, 1865 to officially free all of America’s slaves.  Border states were not included in the Emancipation (Kentucky still had 40,000; Delaware too had thousands). Over the next year, Federal officials with the Freedman Bureau, backed by Union troops, had to personally enforce the Thirteenth Amendment, as some slaveholders in charge of isolated plantations withheld news of Emancipation so that their slaves could be used for additional harvests.

Elevating Juneteenth as the end of slavery and the Civil War is like celebrating the end of World War II based on Japanese soldiers surrendering on isolated Pacific islands in the 1950s, or even last diehard (Hiroo Onoda) in 1974.

Making Juneteenth a national holiday must be opposed every step of the way.

Scot Faulkner is the former Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives and author of the bestselling political memoir, "Naked Emperors." 

 

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

China's Turning Point

A major catastrophe on the horizon?

Michael Ledeen 118
 
China appears to be on the brink. The communist regime is threatening our ally, Taiwan -- one of several Asian countries seeking closer ties with the United States while China’s domestic turmoil grows.  In a recent column in China's state-sponsored Global Times, editor-in-chief Hu Xijin warned, "As the secessionist forces' arrogance continues to swell, the historical turning point is getting closer."  "The only way forward is for the mainland to fully prepare itself for war and to give Taiwan secessionist forces a decisive punishment at any time," he wrote.

Taiwan's opposition party has been seeking closer cooperation with the United States. But, Hu wrote: "The more trouble Taiwan creates, the sooner the mainland will decide to teach Taiwan independence forces a hard lesson." China has been angered by the ongoing tour of Asia by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is seeking support for U.S. efforts to contain China. Recently, the Taiwanese Kuomintang Party, or KMT, renewed its effort for the government to reestablish diplomatic ties with the U.S.  The Chinese are short on food, and face considerable flooding. If one or another dam overflows, major catastrophe could ensue.

Even without such a huge disaster, China faces a grim future. Chin Jin, one of the leaders of the opposition to the ruling Communist Party reminds his followers of the country’s unpleasant past:......To Read More...


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“A lot of Democrats are highly, highly hostile to organized religion and a lot of them deeply resent Amy Coney Barrett for her orthodox Catholicism, but they’ve decided not to say anything about it because it’s an election year, so they’re trying to keep it under wraps,” Carlson said. “It’s a political calculation, obviously. But what do they really think? Privately, Democrats are fixated on Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs, we know that in part because today Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator from California, didn’t realize her mic was on and let the mask slip.”  Carlson said those remarks were like a “Mazie Hirono impression” in terms of their “sheer incoherence and stupidity.” "The big secret in Washington is that a lot of these people dripping with credentials…are actually not very bright." - Leah Barkoukis

 

The Chinese Lockdown-and-Mask Model Failed. Now Its Proponents Need Scapegoats

October 17, 2020 @ Sultan Knish Blog

The problem isn’t just the China Virus. It’s that we adopted the China Model to fight it.

Public health experts adopted China’s draconian lockdowns without knowing how well they really worked and in a country that, fortunately, lacks the power to truly enforce them.

China’s deceptiveness and lack of transparency meant that we did not know how well anything that the Communist dictatorship did to battle the virus that it spawned actually worked. Despite that, our public health experts, and those of most free countries, adopted the China Model.

We don’t know how well the China Model worked for the People’s Republic of China, but it failed in every free country that tried it. Lockdowns eventually gave way to reopenings and new waves of infection. This was always going to happen because not even the more socialist European countries have the police state or the compliant populations of a Communist dictatorship.

Desperate, the public health experts adopted China’s compulsive mask wearing, a cultural practice that predates the virus, as if wearing a few flimsy scraps of fiber would fix everything.

It hadn’t and it didn’t.

But by then the public health experts and the media that had touted them were moving fully into the scapegoat portion of the crisis. The China Model had failed, all that was left was shifting the blame to more conservative and traditional populations, and away from the cultural elites.

In New York City that meant falsely blaming Chassidic Jews for the second wave. From Maine to San Francisco, Democrat leaders and their media blamed conservative Christian gatherings. Their national counterparts loudly blamed President Trump for not wearing a mask all the time.

A New York Times headline captured the cynical broad spectrum cultural scapegoating with, "N.Y.C. Threatens Orthodox Jewish Areas on Virus, but Trump’s Impact Is Seen."

The uncomfortable truth was that the lockdowns had failed economically, socially, and medically.

Even blue states and cities were no longer able to carry the impossible economic burden much longer. The Black Lives Matter riots and the onset of summer broke the #StayHome taboos, and medically, the lockdowns had been useless efforts to meet a fake crisis of hospital overflows.

America, like too many other countries, put the experts in charge and they failed. Miserably.

Democrats claimed that they were superior because they were “listening to the science”. They weren’t listening to the science, which is not an oracle and does not give interviews. Instead, they were obeying a class of officials, some of them whom weren’t even medical professionals, who impressed elected officials and the public with statistical sleight of hand. And little else.

The entire lockdown to testing to reopening pipeline that we adopted wholesale was a typical bureaucratic and corporate exercise, complete with the illusion of metrics and goals, that suffered from all the typical problems of bureaucracy, academia, and corporate culture.

The system that determines reopenings and closings is an echo chamber that measures its own functioning while having little to do with the real world. Testing has become a cargo cult exercise that confuses the map with the world, and the virus with the spreadsheet. It gamifies fighting the pandemic while dragging entire countries into an imaginary world based on its invented rules.

When the media reports a rise or decrease in positive tests, it’s treated as if it’s an assessment of the virus, rather than an incomplete data point that measures its own measurements.

The daily coronavirus reports have become the equivalent of Soviet harvest reports. They sound impressive, mean absolutely nothing, and are the pet obsession of a bureaucracy that not only has no understanding of the problem, but its grip on power has made it the problem.

The smarter medical professionals understand that the theories have failed, while the administrators who put the theories into practice confused their system with science. The politicians listen to the administrators and when they tell us to trust the science, they mean the bureaucracy. The medical professionals can’t and won’t backtrack now. It’s too late.

The best and brightest spent the worst part of a year shuffling rationales like a gambler’s trick deck, wrecked the economy, and sent tens of thousands of infected patients into nursing homes to infect the residents, accounting for at least a third of the national coronavirus death toll.

Like most national leadership disasters, it was a combination of misjudgement, understandable mistakes, tragic errors, and acts of incomprehensible stupidity or unmitigated evil.

A lot of people are dead, a lot more are out of work, and the problem is far from solved. Someone will have to be blamed and they certainly don’t want it to be themselves.

The lockdown and the rule of the public health experts has become too big to fail.

Mistakes were made, as the saying goes. Projections were built based on bad and incomplete data. Everyone followed the path of least resistance by doing what China had done. And everyone in the system, from the experts to the administrators to the politicians to the media, is complicit. That makes the massive error the world has been living under too big to fail.

There are only two choices left. Admit the magnitude of the mistake or find someone to blame.

The establishment that touted the experts is blaming its political and cultural enemies, the people it has been priming the public to see as strange, selfish, irrational, and dangerous. And also the very people who have been the loudest opponents of lockdown culture.

Given a choice between admitting the system was wrong or blaming the system’s failure on its critics, the establishment has followed the same pattern as every authoritarian leftist regime.

The lockdowns didn’t fail, they were failed by conservative Christians and Jews, by President Trump, by people who were too selfish to give up their lives, businesses, and religion for the greater good. And if only they had, the coronavirus would be gone and everything would be fine.

The China Model promised something that its proponents quickly knew it couldn’t deliver. Everything since then has been a scam to cover up the original quackery and hackery. The louder they blame critics and dissenters for the failure, the more obvious the coverup becomes.

Lockdown culture needs patsies to take the fall for why it didn’t work. Like every leftist social and economic experiment, its defenders are left to argue that it was never properly tried. If only it weren’t for Trump, and for the dissenters, for the Chassidic Jews in Brooklyn, for Christian weddings in San Francisco and Maine, for gyms, bars, and beaches, it would have worked.

Yet the simple truth is that the China Model hasn’t worked in any country that isn’t China.

It doesn’t matter who the leader or the ruling party are, whether the public wore or didn’t wear masks, the resurgence is not a political phenomenon, science doesn’t speak, and the virus doesn’t listen. But of all the countries in the world, America was especially ill-fitted to adopt an authoritarian public health model. The sheer size, openness, and diversity of the country makes us unique and should have made it abundantly obvious that no such system would work.

Anyone but an expert or administrator would have understood that these plans were doomed.

But what the system failed to accomplish in battling the virus, it made up for by providing the leadership that had enacted it with a wonderful opportunity to settle its political scores.

The lockdowns don’t exist anymore as a prophylactic policy, but as a political vendetta. The more people die, the more businesses are ruined, the more everyone suffers, the more vicious the vendetta grows as it hunts for scapegoats, political and religious, for the great error of terror.

Leftist regimes turn to political terror as their policies fail. When the idealism dies, and the theories fall apart, the organizers pursue misery for the sake of misery, using fear, deprivation, and hate to maintain their grip on power while crushing the political threats to their rule.

The rule of the experts isn’t fighting the virus. It has become the virus.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

P&D Today

Editor's Note: This cartoon is a lead in to a piece regarding what I consider the most important issue to arise this past week. The Biden Crime Family Saga.  Stay Tuned. RK

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Trump versus Obama

Wokeness

Voter Fraud

Coronavirus

Biden’s Brain

Brexit

Global Warming

Some of Trump's accomplishments in only a few short years

By Rational Db8

ECONOMY JOBS

Prior to the pandemic:

  • Record high average wage increases in 2019, and very high average wage increases in 2017 and 2018 
  • Average American with more than $6,000 extra in their pocket. 
  • Lowest unemployment rates for blacks, minorities, and women Lowest ever income gap between blacks and whites. 
  • Lowest unemployment rate overall in over 40 years. 
  • Passed Tax Cuts with highest percentage of aid to poorest, then middle class.

During the pandemic: 

CHINESE COVID-1 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

  • Massive coronavirus relief funds for individuals and businesses. Used 4 Executive Orders to provide relief for unemployed & businesses when Democrats blocking another relief bill demanding bailouts for blue cities and states for problems from before pandemic began.
  • Massive pandemic supply support where needed to states
  • Fastest ever production of vaccines for brand new virus; from identification of the virus to the start of phase three clinical trials in much less than a year (normally takes many years to get to this point)
  • Sept. 8, 2020: Public Trusts Trump More than National Media on Coronavirus 
  • During the worst periods of the pandemic, Trump's coronavirus actions were praised effusively by a huge number of governors, including those in hard core blue states such as Democrats Cuomo (NY) and Newsom (CA), along with Republicans such as DeSantis (FL), and Abbot (TX).  Other notables such as Dr. Deborah Birx (adviser to both the Obama and Trump administrations on responses to infectious diseases), Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Scott Gottlieb (former head of the Food and Drug Administration) also praised his response and haven't faulted him.

JUSTICE & CRIME

HEALTH CARE

  • Drastically improved health care for Veterans by making it far easier to fire incompetent and/or corrupt federal employees in the VA system.
  • Presided over historic drop in opioid related deaths  with overdose deaths dropping for the first time since 1990.  They've started rising again, however, because of despair and depression brought on by coronavirus and the effects of lockdowns and social distancing.
  • Lowered prescription drug costs, and working on lowering them more.

IMMIGRATION

  • 300+ miles of wall built in areas where it was the most needed (zero under Obama). 
  • Got Mexico to actually defend their southern border from illegal aliens entering, thus keeping hundreds of thousands of them from traveling to the USA to enter here illegally
  • Arranged a deal with Mexico for those from third nations seeking asylum in the USA by passing through Mexico would remain in Mexico until their asylum claims were evaluated here.

FOREIGN POLICY

  • Nominated for fourth Nobel Peace Prize...Finnish member of the European Parliament (MEP) ..."in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, as well as underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country. " ...cited the Abraham Accords" peace deals between two Arab Gulf nations and Israel...said Trump has "maintained national cohesion and secured law and order" at home... "It is hard to imagine a president of the United States from the last decades, or a current head of state, who would deserve more the Committee's recognition in 2021 than President Trump for his efforts to build peace in the world,......"
  • Nominated for third Nobel Peace Prize for the "Trump Doctrine" which has resulted in such historic gains with so many different international issues
  • Historic - America Canada Mexico treaty replacing NAFTA with provisions vastly more favorable to USA citizens and businesses
  • Historic - Five More Arab Nations Expected to Sign Abraham Accords Deal with Israel</a>, some prior to the election, some likely after.
  • Historic - Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moves American embassy there in 2018 - after the last 4 or 5 presidents at least promised to do so but never did. 
  • Historic: Trump brokers deal for UAE recognition of Israel resulting peace treaty, Aug. 13, 2020.
  • Subsequently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 9/9/2020..
  • Historic: Brokers breakthrough economic deal between Serbia and Kosovo, and with normalized Israel relations, 9/4/2020. 
  • Nominated for 2nd Nobel Prize for Kosovo - Serbia Peace Agreement, 9/11/2020
  • Historic - Bahrain Will Normalize Diplomatic Relations with Israel, 9/11/2020...In the past several weeks [before 9/11/20], Israel has reached historic agreements to establish peace and normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and with Muslim-majority Chad and Muslim-majority Kosovo. In addition, Serbia, Malawi, Chad, and Kosovo have agreed to put embassies in Jerusalem, following the lead of the Trump administration, which did so in 2018. Saudi Arabia has also agreed to allow Israeli commercial aircraft to fly over its territory for the first time..."
  • Almost certainly fallout from the Trump successful negotiations with other Arab nations re: Israel: Saudis to Palestinians: Stop being losers and cut a deal -- or else; Update: "You have never heard a Saudi official discuss it" like this before.  Prince Bandar, interview part 1: and; Prince Bandar, interview part 2:
  • Created a historic new branch of the military for the 21st century, the Space Force. 
  • Pulled USA out of the defunct Iran Nuclear Weapon Deal - later the U.N. inspectors reported that they had 10x the amount of nuclear material they were allowed in the deal, thus proving Trump's claim they violated the deal to be correct.
  • Signed the bipartisan the Taylor Force Act into law, in 2018, cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority while it pays stipends to terrorists and their families.
  • Ended U.S. funding for a U.N. "refugee" agency for Palestinians that according to critics encourages radicalism and prolongs the conflict.
  • Convinced NATO members to begin spending closer to their NATO agreements.
  • Made & signed deal with Poland to Relocate Troops from Germany after Germany's failure to meet their NATO spending obligations.
  • Iranian President: Oil Revenues Down Over 80% Under U.S. Sanctions
  • Took multiple actions to weaken and isolate Iran and make their support of terrorist actions far more
  • Eliminated Iran's key leader of state sponsored terrorism.

NATIONAL SECURITY 

  • Returned utterly crucial national security steel production brought back to the USA from overseas
  • The same in progress for bringing medical drug production back to the USA,
  • Blocked terrorists from entering the country by banning travel from a few countries where there was no way to do good background checks on those people because of their failed governments or terrorist supporting governments
  • Rebuilt the Military after it's depletion by Obama-Biden. Potus Signs EO to Increase Domestic Production of Minerals, Mitigate China 

ENERGY

  • Trump energy policies made America energy independent for the first time in many decades.
  • America turned into a net exporter of energy for the first time.
  • Energy Department Issues Emergency Order to Help California's Failing Energy Grid, 9/7/2020.
  • Pulled us out of the toothless Paris Accords on supposed anthropogenic global warming, which all parties agreed long ago would have no effect on climate - and appears to be merely a Trojan horse for wealth redistribution.

EDUCATION

  • Historic funding for historically black universities
  • Eliminated Obama's grossly harmful "social justice" requirements for K-12 schools
  • Eliminated Obama's disastrous requirements on handling sexual assault allegations which had removed all due process and equal justice protections at Universities

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Ordered that all traces of the racist identity politics of "critical race theory" in the federal government be identified and eliminated.
  • Trump signs executive order barring critical-race theory training by federal contractors.

 And so it goes, on and on, and on!  Pretty good for a President who in this interview of Obama's alternate universe he says:

 “The thing that over the last four years, it’s not as if Trump has been all that active internationally." And that he "lacks the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of US foreign policy"....... "systematically tried to decimate our entire foreign policy infrastructure." 

In other words he's trying to fix the economic, domestic and foreign policy mess Obama and Biden left behind for the nation and the world!  And that's bad why?