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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

1 in 10 American Jews Support Hamas

By October 30, 2023 @ Sultan Knish Blog 

On October 18, Hamas supporters stormed the United States Capitol and rallied in the Canon rotunda against the Israeli campaign to stop the Islamic terrorist group. While many of the insurrectionists were Islamist and non-Jewish leftist activists, the event was linked to two veteran anti-Israel organizations: Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow.

There has always been a pro-terrorist fringe among American Jews exemplified by organizations such as these two, along with others such as J Street, the Israel Policy Forum, the New Israel Fund, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, T’ruah and other anti-Israel groups. And while they have generally boasted more organizations than members, a new poll raises the question of what percentage of American Jews supports Hamas and the killing of Jews.

The answer in one poll is deeply troubling.

Cygnal polled Muslims and Jews in America. It found that 57% of Muslims believed that Hamas atrocities against Jews were justified. But a less widely reported result found that 11.5% of American Jews also agreed that Hamas was justified.

3.6% of American Jews “strongly agreed” that Hamas was justified while another 7.9% “somewhat agreed.”

While the vast majority of American Jews, 88.5% disagreed, there is a distinct minority of people who were born Jewish that supports killing Jews.

And supports Hamas.

Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh enjoys a 7.2% favorability rating among American Jews.

When asked if knowing that “Hamas is nothing but a proxy for Iran and is funded and supported by Iran. Would you be more or less likely to vote for a political candidate who supports releasing billions of dollars in frozen assets for Iran to use any way it chooses”, 10.8% of American Jews would be more likely to vote for such a candidate.

1 in 10 American Jews supports the murder of Jews. Not to mention the rape, torture, kidnapping and dismembering of Jews. That is the JVP, IfNotNow, J Street, T’ruah demographic.

Polls are flawed and Cygnal dramatically oversamples Reform who make up 44.7% of the poll, but only 37% of American Jews, and Orthodox and Conservative Jews barely make up a quarter of the respondents, but the poll likely does reflect some percentage of American Jews.

They are the ones who rallied for Hamas in the Capitol and who, like Anna Epstein at Boston University, can be seen tearing down the posters showing the kidnapped women and children.

Anti-Israel groups over the years have claimed that they don’t support terrorism. Even the IfNotNow and JVP rallies operate under the false flag of calling for a ceasefire. Their allies from J Street to JFREJ to T’ruah use similarly misleading language. Some even claim to be advocating for the hostages. This is often enhanced by theatrical performances inappropriately using borrowed Jewish rituals such as a shofar, a tallit and the recitation of Kaddish, the mourning prayer, for Islamic terrorists.

In reality, IfNotNow’s first statement after the Hamas rape, torture, kidnapping and murder of Israelis asserted that, “we cannot and will not say today’s actions by Palestinian militants are unprovoked. Every day under Israel’s apartheid system is a provocation.” It made no mention of Hamas, but only claimed that the “blood is on the hands” of America and Israel.

But what the poll really lays bare is the worldview of Hamas supporters with Jewish last names. It does so without any of the dishonest language, the equivocation, the changes of subject that form the essence of their anti-Israel arguments. Asked if they support Hamas, they do.

It’s that simple and it was always that simple.

There is a percentage of American Jews whose leftist politics are so extreme that they back Hamas and the mass killing of Jews. We don’t know exactly what percent it is, is it really 11.5% or 7% or 3.6%. What we do know is that members of this group routinely lie and mislead about what they believe. They talk about peace when what they’re after is war. When they advocate for a ‘ceasefire’, what they really want is the unrestricted ability by Hamas to kill Jews.

They are not just opposed to the policies of a “right-wing Israeli government” or any Israeli government, they have a favorable view of Ismail Haniyeh: the leader of Hamas, who had bragged that the Islamic terror group would win because it loved death while “the Jews love life more than any other people, and they prefer not to die”.

They aren’t actually advocating for a deal with Iran, they just want an end to all sanctions on Iran even if it supports Hamas and even in the absence of any actual deal to end its nuclear program.

What does the anti-Israel fringe of the Jewish community support?

Israel released a recording of a Hamas terrorist excitedly calling his parents to tell them, “Father, I killed 10 Jews! Check your WhatsApp! I sent you the photos! Father, I killed 10 Jews! I killed 10 Jews with my bare hands. check your WhatsApp. Father, be proud of me!”

How did we get to the point where any percentage of American Jews supports Hamas?

Another poll, from Harvard/Harris, found that 16% of Americans side with Hamas and 24% agreed that “the Hamas killing of 1200 Israeli civilians in Israel can be justified by the grievances of Palestinians.”

This was an opinion held by 31% of Democrats and 36% of self-described liberals. People with college degrees (29%) were more likely to support Hamas atrocities than people with only some college (21%). Urbanites (40%) were far more likely to believe that the murder of Israeli women and children was justified than suburban (17%) or rural (13%) residents. Those making $75,000 or more were more often Hamas supporters (33%) than those making less (19%) and blacks (33%), Hispanics (28%) justified the murder of Jews more than white people did (21%).

The poll didn’t assemble the percentage of Hamas support from urban (40%) liberals (36%) with college (29%) degrees, but it’s a good bet that it’s between a third and a half of them.

That also is a good description of a sizable percentage of American Jews.

A third of American Jews do not support Hamas, but when they are immersed in an environment that does, especially on college campuses, is it any surprise that some do?

When 21% of liberals admit that they side with Hamas, some Jewish leftists will do it too.

Move to a neighborhood full of Nazis, enroll your kids in schools where there are daily chants of “Heil Hitler” during lunchtime and students are taught of the greatness of the Third Reich, and the odds of your kids coming home goosestepping vastly increases. Even if they’re Jewish.

Jews in America have become part of a cultural community that has supported leftist terrorism for at least half a century. Some never abandoned their admiration for Communism, others saw the Marxist terrorists of the counterculture as noble idealists, and some now celebrate Hamas.

American Jews are much less likely to support their own killing, kidnapping and torture than the average liberal (36%), but as many as 1 in 10 may be willing to accept Jewish genocide as the price of social justice. In the early days of the Soviet Union, the Yevsektsia or Jewish Section, made up of people who were born Jewish, was the most ruthless in wiping out Judaism and Zionism. Today, IfNotNow, J Street and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice take up the banner.

The Hamas atrocities and the reaction to it are a reality check. Some Jewish liberals recoil in horror at the implications of the ideology of social justice, others double down and embrace it. They claim that they want peace, but the Cygnal poll shows what they really want is dead Jews.  

(Editor's note: as bad as these numbers are, they're the best numbers of any U.S. group.)  

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine. Click here to subscribe to my articles. And click here to support my work with a donationThank you for reading.

Sheila Jackson Lee Wants to be Mayor of Houston Texas. Imagine That!

By Rich Kozlovich

Over the course of time I've saved articles about Sheila Jackson Lee, and concluded she's not by any stretch of the imagination, the brightest pebble in the brook.  But not being intelligent can be, but may not be a choice.   But being rude and obnoxious is.  I wrote this article on December 31, 2017, Sheila Jackson Lee is a Disgrace as a Congresswoman and a Human Being.  That's her, that's her history, but it's also her everyday persona.  

On October 22, 2023 Andrea Widburg wrote,  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is an abusive boss with a vile potty mouth saying:   

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D. Tex.) has been in Congress since 1995. She boasts a BA in political science from Yale University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. With those credentials, you might imagine a woman of gravitas, decency, and dignity. If that’s what you imagine, you also believe in Tinker Bell-esque fairies and peace-loving Iranian mullahs. All of those are wildly errant fantasies. Instead, she is a radical leftist. We’re also learning now that she is a verbally abusive boss with a potty mouth so extreme it renders her completely incoherent........... Jackson Lee has also advertised over the years that she was a beneficiary of affirmative action when she got her degrees. In other words, her mental wattage is open to question.

Okay, what did she say that was so bad?  Well, here's the leaked full audio, berating her staff with vile, abusive, and foul mouthed language.  The transcript is included below. 

Uh, you took a piece of paper from that woman, uh, regarding, uh, something that was owned by Ducantell. Where is it? What, what date was it? 
Staffer:  Oh, from Jerome took it upstairs. I'll have to call to pick it up when I switched out the papers. I'll call him.
Lee: I don't want you to do a g.....n thing. 
I want you to have a f.....g brain. I want you to have read it. I want you to say, Congresswoman, with such and such date. That's what I want. That's the kind of staff that I want to have. So some stupid other m..........r did it. And, and I don't have the information. Nobody sent me the information. I need to, uh, ensure my, um, schedule and, uh, you know, if, if Boo Boo did it, s..t ass did it, f..k face did it. And nobody knows a g.....n thing in my office. 
Okay? Nothing. I gave it to you. Your job was to get it on the calendar, imprint it in your brain, or send me the information back saying, “Congresswoman, I made sure that the Ovide Ducantell event that you gave me, uh, for a so-and-so date at seven is on the f.....g calendar.” Not to, oh, Jerome has it. Okay. 
So when I called Jerome, he only sitting up there like a fat ass stupid idiot talking about, uh, what the f..k? He doesn't know. Okay? Both of y'all are f..k ups [inaudible]. It's the worst s..t that I could have ever had put together. 
Two goddamn big ass children f..king idiots serve no g.....n purpose. Ain't managing nobody. Nobody's respecting them. Nobody gives a s..t about what you're doing and you ain't doing s..t. And this is an example of it. I gave it to Jerome. This is not child's work.
Well, Lee says she's a queen and demands to be treated like a queen, but in reality, she's a dumb, obnoxious politician who all of a sudden has discovered her staff must really hate her, and knowing this abusive behavior wasn't rare, but an ongoing abuse, someone on that staff planned to record the next time this happened, and when it did, they couldn't wait to release it to the public.  Now the "queen" is eating some crow.

Sheila Jackson Lee spews BS to repair damage from foul-mouthed rant saying:

“I want to convey to the people of Houston that I strongly believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and that includes my own staff. I know that I am not perfect,” she said. “I recognize that in my zeal to do everything possible to deliver for my constituents, I have in the past fallen short of my own standards and there is no excuse for that. I am passionate about serving my constituents. I want the best for all of them.”

The author of that piece, must have gone to the same school of journalism as Jen Psaki and Karine Jean-Pierre.  He actually says:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) may be a foul-mouthed bully but she deserves credit for taking ownership of her profanity-soaked rant after an embarrassing audio was leaked of her cussing out a staffer. The longtime representative of the Lone Star State’s 18th congressional district in Houston chose to take the high road by acknowledging that the voice on the one-and-a-half-minute clip posted by an independent media outlet was indeed her..........

Sheila Jackson Lee is a racist, a Marxist, and a radical who hates America. Here’s some of what Jackson Lee stands for:

  • China
  • Venezuela
  • Calling Tea Party members, who wanted lower taxes, the KKK
  • Pro-LGBTQ+ policies
  • Challenging elections in which Republicans win

And she thinks the citizens of Houston will want her as their mayor.  Imagine that.   It's frightening to think the people of her district and the city of Houston have a collective IQ lower that hers, and if they elect her, I say schadenfreude!  They deserve her. 

Another Nail In the Global Warming Coffin

October 22, 2023 by John Hinderaker

Statistics Norway, the government agency that produces official statistics for that country, released a report last month titled “To what extent are temperature levels changing due to greenhouse gas emissions?” The report concludes:

[T]he results imply that the effect of man-made CO2 emissions does not appear to be sufficiently strong to cause systematic changes in the pattern of the temperature fluctuations. In other words, our analysis indicates that with the current level of knowledge, it seems impossible to determine how much of the temperature increase is due to emissions of CO2.

The report looks at the last 400,000+ years of Earth’s climate history:.............To Read More....

The Climate is Indeed Changing – Grab a Warm Jacket - October 31, 2023 By Brian C. Joondeph -  Over the past few years, we have been lectured to by professed scientists to “follow the science,” echoed by the corporate media that often sees financial gain in following particular views of science.  For example, Pfizer is alleged to sponsor 15 television news shows, a sure fire way to get their version of “the science” (and their products) out to the masses............Or Steve Kirsch’s recent unsettling analysis, “The data is clear and consistent. The COVID vaccine killed 3.5X as many people as the COVID virus.”\  What are other examples of science morphing into propaganda? How about global warming, a.k.a. climate change?...........

Thailand’s tiger turnaround contradicts climate fearmongering - October 31, 2023 By Vijay Jayaraj - Thailand’s protected forest areas are home to the Indochinese tiger, known by its biological name Panthera tigris corbetti. Recent population numbers suggest that the tiger is making a comeback. Tiger populations in two of Thailand’s wildlife sanctuaries grew from 42 in 2012 to about 100 in 2022. The resurgence is one more conservation success story that defies the climate-obsessed mainstream media's doomsday narrative, which has been blaming anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions for real and fabricated declines in animal numbers and even outright extinctions.,,,,,,,,,,,, 

 Another day, another climate ‘tipping point’  - October 31, 2023 By Jack Hellner - Dozens of scientists say we have hit the tipping point… again. It is amazing how often we’ve hit this tipping point, yet things don’t seem to be as dire as “they” predicted. From CNN via Yahoo News:

Human actions have pushed the world into the danger zone on several key indicators of planetary health, threatening to trigger dramatic changes in conditions on Earth, according to a new analysis from 29 scientists in eight countries.

Then, former climate scientist at NASA James Hansen said it is far worse than he originally anticipated in 1988:............

Israel/Hamas at War Series

By Rich Kozlovich

What kind of moral compass do some of these misfits have?   Angelina Jolie says it's wrong for Israel to bomb Gaza in spite of the vile horrors they've imposed on Israel.  This woman's moral compass has no idea which way is north.  In the first place, where do nitwits like her get the idea anyone cares what Hollywood celebrities think?  The entertainment industry is full of stupid leftist idiots who are really good a playing make believe.  But real life seems to elude them, and their personal lives is a strong indicator of that.  

Not only do they want to kill Jews, they even want their own people to be killed in order to use that as propaganda against Israel and any who support them, especially if any of those dead are children.  And blithering idiots in and around the world, just like Jolie and much of Hollywood here in America, are defending these monsters. 

Why did something like this have to happen before so many were forced to see that which should have been obvious to the most casual observer.  Terrorist-supporters in America are our enemy: "Diversity is one thing. Supporting terrorism is another.......These undesirables are not our fellow Americans.  They are our enemies and potential fifth columnists, and we need to make them unemployable so they will have to go back to wherever they came from." Israel Drafts ’Concept’ Proposal to transfer Gaza’s 2.3 million people to Egypt’s Sinai.

Norway PM Complains Israel Isn’t Beheading and Raping ‘Palestinians’ - By   - Never has the longtime criticism that Israel’s response to Muslim terrorism been as ghoulishly absurd as it is now.  Norway’s prime minister says the Israeli army’s response to the deadly Hamas attack that killed 1,400 people and saw over 230 abducted by terrorists has been disproportionate, and denounces a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in Gaza. “International law stipulates that [the reaction] must be proportionate. Civilians must be taken into account, and humanitarian law is very clear on this. I think this limit has been largely exceeded,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store says on NRK public radio.  Turning terrorism into a math problem never made any moral, logical or strategic sense.  How many Arab Muslim women should Israel rape to be proportionate?  How many children should it kidnap and hold hostage?.......

‘Her Skull Was Found’ — Kidnapped Music Festival Goer Shani Louk Was Beheaded by Hamas, Israeli President Reveals - Kurt Zindulka - Shani Louk, a German woman who was kidnapped from a music festival in Southern Israel by Hamas during the October 7th terror attacks, has died according to her family.  Israeli President Yitzchak Herzog has claimed that Shani Louk’s “skull has been found”, telling the German newspaper Welt: “It means that these barbaric, sadistic animals simply chopped off her head while they were attacking, torturing and killing Israelis.”.....

My Take - The raped her, they murdered her, and they cut off her head.  So, what kind of proportionate violence should Israel impose on Gazans for this? 

Is Hamas enough to wake up the slumbering American people?October 30, 2023 By Marc Weisman - History’s great events are often created by crisis.  The reprehensible, barbaric terrorism perpetrated by Iranian proxies (Hamas) on October 7 has cracked open a window in our country that has the potential to finally arouse us to see what we have become.  Is it possible that Israel’s tragic crisis can serve as our own catalyst for change?  The reaction to the massacre of October 7 at our great universities, among much of our media, and from some of our congresspeople might be nothing less than shocking.  Most conservatives are not shocked, just sickened, but many liberals are shocked because they have not been paying attention to the so-called “Great Reset” or “transformation” of America.  Well, this is it.  

Dare to peer through the window, and you will see thousands of crazed, screaming “students” hurling spittle as they glorify and justify the beheading and burning of infants, the slicing open of live pregnant women, the shooting and killing of hundreds at a peace concert, and the kidnapping of 80-year-old Holocaust-survivors.  ........In America, the tail (leftists) has been wagging the dog (liberals) for two decades.  The Democrat party has lost its center, and most liberals just haven’t paid attention as they blindly support what they’d like to believe is the party of their parents, the party of John Kennedy.  But it isn’t.  It’s the party of Omar, AOC, and Tlaib.  The vocal, aggressive, radical minority often dominates the quiet majority, and in American liberal precincts, this is certainly the case............

Antisemitic Threats Spark Fear on Cornell Campus - By Jenn Gidman Oct 30, 2023-  Online messages threatened rape of Jews, shooting at building with college's kosher dining hall.  Threatening messages on an online forum used by Cornell University students sparked fear among the Jewish community there over the weekend, and an investigation is ongoing. Per student newspaper the Cornell Sun, the messages popped up Saturday and Sunday on forums on Greekrank, a site dedicated to frats and sororities at colleges and universities nationwide. One of the messages threatened a shooting at 104West!, which houses Cornell's kosher dining hall and Center for Jewish Living, while others threatened additional antisemitic violence...........

The unfolding of a terrorist massacre at a little Israeli kibbutz, through the WhatsApp - October 29, 2023 By Monica Showalter -  Unlike, say, ISIS, Hamas is a bloodsoaked terrorist organization with a public relations department targeted at Western liberals. Which in the wake of Hamas's October 7 massacre of 1,400 innocent Israelis and a few foreign visitors, has cranked up to high gear in a bid to shift the "narrative," putting the spotlight on Israel's retaliation as somehow bad, and denying anything bad ever happened. Hamas, see, wouldn't dream of beheading a baby, spitting on a woman's stripped body from a truckbed, or parading a raped woman in front of the cell phone cameras as radicals cheered, now would they? They want us to forget. They want Israel to be the bad guy in the eyes of the news media and social media influencers, supposedly harassing and killing innocent people in their war on Gaza, the Hamas stronghold, as if the terrorisgts were just standing there doing nothing and Israel attacked. Here's one of their sycophants in denial out promoting denial:......

Hamas revels in the blood of dead Gazans - October 29, 2023 By Andrea Widburg - One of the things about whackadoodle conspiracy theories is that the people embracing them use imaginary dots to connect invisible lines. For them, the absence of any evidence whatsoever is proof that their theories are real. However, those of us saying that Hamas routinely uses civilians, especially children, as shields to raise the body count for propaganda purposes don’t need invisible and imaginary proof. Instead, Hamas’s leaders are boasting about the civilians they put in harm’s way and reveling in their deaths....... Israel begged Gaza’s citizens for two weeks to leave Gaza before it began its bombardment. Instead, we got news that Hamas fighters were preventing people from leaving and that they are denying resources to those who stayed (voluntarily or not). That’s because, to Hamas, every person living in Gaza is a soldier in the jihad against Israel and the West. Some serve by fighting; others serve simply by dying.

Soros Has Funneled Over $15M to Pro-Hamas Organizations Through Open Society Foundations - Far-left billionaire George Soros has given organizations behind pro-Hamas rallies over $15 million since 2016 via his Open Society Foundations, per a new report.  $13.7 million of the money was transferred to a left-wing activist organization called The Tides Center, according to the New York Post. The Tides Center sponsors many of the groups that have justified the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel.  One such organization is the Adalah Justice Project, which posted on Instagram a picture from the attack where a bulldozer tore down a border fence with the caption, "Israeli colonizers believed they could indefinitely trap two million people in an open-air prison." It added, "No cage goes unchallenged.” The organization has since begun to call for a "cease fire" and performed a sit-in at the office of Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA).  The report notes that the Tides organization also gave $30,000 to Desis Rising Up and Moving, a co-sponsor of a protest in Bryant Park in New York City that resulted in the arrest of 139 people.  Other Soros-funded, pro-Palestinian groups include Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now, which took in $650,000 and $400,000, respectively...........

Rockefeller Brothers Fund has given millions to groups working with Hamas and other jihadis - By This present jihad is brought to you by… “Rockefeller Brothers Fund Funneled Millions to Hamas, Other Terrorists,” by Frank Bergman, Slay, October 27, 2023: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) has funneled millions of dollars to Hamas and other deadly terrorist groups, according to a new report. The RBF was founded by the five third-generation Rockefeller […]

David Mamet Blasts Fellow Jews for Supporting Democrats - Joshua Caplan Renowned playwright David Mamet appeared this week on the Fox News Channel and urged fellow Jews to cease their support of Democrat lawmakers and reconsider sending their children to what he described as “antisemitic” colleges in response to rising anti-Israel sentiments on American campuses following Hamas’s shocking terror attack on the Jewish state.........

Pro-Hamas Demonstrations Prove We Need to Change Our Immigration Strategy - . By Bruce Bawer. - If the jihadist butchery of October 7 was monstrous, the spectacle of huge crowds applauding it was appalling. It shocked many people. It shouldn’t have. Many of us have spent years writing endlessly about the ugliness of Islamic ideology — notably the murderous hatred of Jews that is enshrined in the Koran, taught in the madrassas, and preached in the mosques — only to feel that our words were falling on deaf ears. Radical proposal:  America not only needs to stop accepting sharia-following immigrants, but needs to identify and deport every immigrant in the country who has been observed celebrating Hamas terrorism. This is a proposal that, before October 7, would have sounded offensive to many American ears. Perhaps after October 7 it doesn’t sound quite so harsh. But if the truth offends, so be it............

Massive Pro-Palestine Protests Rage Through the U.S. This Weekend - Sarah Arnold - Massive pro-Palestine protests erupted across the United States since the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel that left more than 1,400 dead.  This weekend alone, thousands of anti-Israel protestors stormed cities spewing antisemitism amid Israel's war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza. At least 7,000 protestors rushed to the Brooklyn Bridge, halting traffic and cheering on the barbaric attacks Israel has endured for the past four weeks.  Demonstrators held signs that read, "By any means necessary" and "NYC stands with Gaza," while waving Palestinian flags............

Dagestan: Muslim rioters gather at airport to attack Israeli passengers - Muslim rioters came to the international airport in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian republic of Dagestan on Sunday evening, in order to harm Jewish Israelis. The crowds waited for an Israeli flight that was supposed to arrive and checked vehicles leaving the airport to try and find Israeli or Jewish passengers. Footage from the scene shows crowds chanting "Allahu Akbar," and according to reports, they also chanted antisemitic chants. The flight, which took off from Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel and was scheduled to land in Makhachkala, was rerouted and landed at a different airport.
Anti-Israel Rioters Storm Russian AirportSarah Arnold  October 29, 2023 - A group of angry anti-Israel protestors stormed a Russian airport searching for passengers from a flight that departed from Tel Aviv.  On Sunday, an airport in the city of Makhachkala shut down after rioters flooded the runway, chanting anti-Israel remarks..............

Newly Appointed Head of NYC’s Racial Equity Commission Has Decorated History of Spewing Antisemitic Rhetoric - New York City Mayor Eric Adams' new appointee for chair and executive director of the city's Commission on Racial Equity has a distinguished history of spewing antisemitic rhetoric. The New York Post reported that Linda Tigani, who earned more than $140,000 in 2022 as acting chief equity and strategy officer for the city's Health Department, has shared a number of posts on X that appear to be antisemitic. She has apparently used the phrase, "from the river to the sea," which has turned into a battle cry by Hamas terrorists who wish to annihilate Israel. She took to X on July 1, 2020, writing "FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA! PALESTINE WILL BE FREE!!" The post appears to only be available to those whom Tigani has given permission, but it apparently included a video clip from the so-called "Day of Rage" rally in Brooklyn, where protesters chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."............

The Contradictions of 'Queers for Palestine' - Gay and transgender people—both in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank—face an extraordinary level of persecution.  The Israel-Hamas war has made political allies out of some unusual bedfellows. Yet the strangest pairing on display thus far is probably "Queers for Palestine," most notably because those protesters would risk summary execution should they take their demonstration to the Gaza Strip.  The movement isn't new. But following the terrorist attacks launched against Israel by Hamas, the Palestinian group that controls Gaza, it has seen a sort of reemergence at various protests. "Queer rights! Trans rights!" protesters are heard chanting in a video taken in New York City. "We say no to genocide!".............

How to Defeat Hamas Fast, Cheap and Easy  October 30, 2023 By Alexander G. Markovsky - As the war rages on, Gaza is getting destroyed, people are getting killed on both sides, and a resolution of the conflict seems as elusive as ever. On the contrary, the war is escalating and spreading to other theaters. Israel is facing two challenging issues: the safe return of the hostages and the eradication of Hamas. Thus far, those issues seemed to be at odds with each other...........The problem with this approach is that the tunnels in Gaza are fairly sophisticated. They boast an impressive level of engineering, constructed from reinforced concrete, divided into separate self-contained sections by steel doors, and reaching depths up to 100 feet. The tunnels are also equipped with modern ventilation systems powered by generators. They were built under buildings, hospitals, schools, and other civilian projects..........To eradicate Hamas and ensure safe passage for the hostages, the IDF should flood the tunnels with seawater.

Lessons from 1920s Germany and today - By Jeremy B. Kay  October 30, 2023 -There has long been an assertion, mostly advanced by people who also deny the scope of the Holocaust, that some Jews actually supported the Nazis in the early days. It is mostly the stuff of anti-Semitic legend, although certainly Jews, like everyone else, did not really see the true dangers of the decades to come.  I think about these mythical Jews when I view the scenes of protests on city streets and college campuses that are beginning to resemble pogroms and I am stunned to see, among the obvious haters of Jews and Israel, signs proudly announcing that they are Jewish supporters of Hamas, essentially calling for the destruction of their fellow Jews.  The self-loathing, ignorance, and naïveté that is on display is beyond belief.........

Are we going back to Holocaust times? - October 30, 2023 By Eric Utter - It’s 2023, and, incredibly, the Nazis are winning again.  Sad, but true. Pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas rallies are occurring all over the West, including right here in Canada and the United States.  And, unlike the Freedom Convoy and MAGA rallies, most of the aforementioned are occurring without official interference or condemnation from local authorities.  In fact, in New York, the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) took to Times Square to celebrate Palestinian resistance.  Students on college campuses across the fruited plain are rallying — in some cases borderline rioting — in support of the bloodthirsty medieval rapists and baby-killers from Gaza.  Hate speech?!  “Offensive” doesn’t begin to describe this.  Neither does “despicable,” “insane,” or “repulsive.”  But what do we expect from our bastions of “higher education,” since they have been entirely taken over by regressive Marxists?  Young people support the terrorists at a much higher rate than do older folks, largely as a result of the radicalism with which they have been indoctrinated.............
“I’m Ashamed of the UN – Let’s Get Out” – Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová Calls on Czech Republic to Exit UN After Rogue Regimes Cheer Hamas Following Slaughter of 1,400 Jewish Civilians - As reported on Friday, the United Nations failed to pass a Canadian amendment to condemn the barbaric slaughter of 1,400 Jews by Hamas on October 7, 2023 in southern Israel. Hamas murdered 1,400 civilians in a surprise attack including 300 kids at a rave party. Then they took 229 hostages, including 30 children and several women and senior citizens.  After the vote failed the assembly then all cheered their vote.  They are applauding cold-blooded mass murder..........

Democrat Infighting Breaks Out over Support for Israel

Kristina Wong  

Democrat infighting over Israel threatened to turn physical Friday, after Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) repeatedly called Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) “cowardly” in an interview and said, “We can handle it like gentlemen or we can get into something else.” Carson was responding to a post on X by Gottheimer where he slammed 15 Democrat colleagues who voted against or “present” on a House resolution expressing support for Israel as “despicable.”  ...........To Read More...

My Take - How much to you wanna bet Carson is substantially bigger than Gottheimer? He is!  He's just the same kind of bully, coward, and punk as Will Smith smacking a much smaller man.  I guarantee you he wouldn't shooting off his mouth if that was Chuck Norris, in spite of the fact Norris is in his eighties.   The fact is....each and every one of them is DESPICABLE, and now, he's at the top of the list!

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The Day the Delusions Died.  A lot of people woke up on October 7 as progressives and went to bed that night feeling like conservatives. What changed?,  By Konstantin Kisin

By Robin Itzler

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Cartoon added by me.  RK

The Many Forms of Censorship 

We think of censorship as not allowing us to read certain books or see certain movies. Censorship is also how information is presented. For instance, when you do an online search such as with Google, you might only be given sources that lean left rather than all the information that is available on the topic.

The Associated Press (AP) censors’ reality with the words they use. Since the AP style guide is the bible for most print and verbal journalists, their suggestions are very important. For instance, the rampant RIOTING in 2020 following drug addict George Floyd’s death, while being constrained by a police officer, was referred to as UNREST by the Associated Press.

Did the looting, fires, property destruction, attacks on bystanders, murdering innocent people look like UNREST to you?

Or did it look like the rioting that it was?

Now the leftist AP style guide doesn’t want terrorism or terrorist to be used regarding the vicious Iran-sponsored Hamas attack in Israel. The AP wants Hamas (and other terrorist organizations) to be referred to as militants, fighters, attackers, or combatants. When you heard that Hamas beheaded babies, did you think TERRORIST or fighter?

FRANCE TODAY: Europe’s largest Muslim population

If you were wondering why you didn’t see pro-Hamas rallies in France, especially Paris, it’s because Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin banned all pro-Palestine demonstrations in the name of “public order.”

Following the horrific Hamas attack on Israel, where Hamas purposely raped, butchered, tortured and kidnapped civilians, French President Emmanuel Macron immediately announced the country’s support for Israel. From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe (pictured) there were many iconic French sites that were lit in blue and white to show solidarity with the Jewish State.

Unlike other European countries, France appears to have serious concerns about losing its French identity due to its growing Muslim population. In 2022, French lawmakers voted to ban women and girls from wearing hijab while playing sports.

On October 26, 2022, President Macron was interviewed by journalist Caroline Roux in the program L'Evénement and said: "If we look at crime in Paris today, we cannot fail to see that at least half of the crime comes from people who are foreigners, either illegal immigrants or waiting for a residence permit. In any case, they're in a very delicate situation, often coming in through these [illegal immigration] channels."

France has a population of 67.75 million with Muslims accounting for 10 percent of the population (2019-2020), according to the country’s national statistics bureau, Insee. In a report released in January of this year that looked at the religions of the French population aged 18 to 59:

  • Catholic 29% 
  • Muslim 10% 
  • Other religions 10% 
  • No religion 59%

From the Insee report:

Immigrants coming from traditionally Muslim countries are more engaged in religion.

  • Those from European, except Portugal, or Asian countries, claimed less frequently a religious affiliation. 
  • Only 20% of the Muslims regularly go to mosques. 
  • Religion's place in identity is clearly most significant for Jews (54%) and Muslims (30%), compared to Catholics (6%), and has decreased among Muslims in 11 years. 
  • 75% of Muslims fast strictly while 15% respect it "more or less."
 VICTORIA’S SECRET: Woke up, sales down

We can add Victoria’s Secret to the ever-growing list of “go woke, go broke” companies. Anyone with a brain could have told Victoria’s C-suiters that having alphabet women’s soccer player and wokester Megan Rapinoe as the face of their company would translate into lost customers. Sexy and Rapinoe go together like Adam Schiff and truth.

In 2020, Victoria’s revenue was $7.5 billion. In 2023, with Rapinoe being the face of the brand (along with trans women who are biological MEN), sales dropped 5 percent to $6.2 billion.

What sane woman goes into Victoria’s Secret wanting to imagine that what she purchases will make her look and feel like Rapinoe? 

If you’d like to share your thoughts with Victoria’s Secret CEO Martin Waters:

Email (media):, Phone: 800-411-5116, Write: Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 

ERIC LIDDELL: God’s Gold Medalist

Even if you’ve never seen the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, you’ve heard the iconic music as the Christian Eric Liddell and Jewish Harold Abrahams, both representing Great Britain at the 1924 Olympics, are in a practice run with other athletes along West Sands beach in Saint Andrews. Liddell, a devout Christian, refused to run in the 100-meter race that he was sure to win because it was being held on a Sunday – the Lord’s Day to pray and reflect. Abrahams competed and won that race. Liddell went on to win the gold in the 400-meter race. Both Liddell and Abrahams won other medals at the games.

But there is so much more to Liddell’s life story than winning gold medals at the 1924 Olympics. Living his life as a devout Christian he sacrificed much in the process but had no regrets. Read about Liddell’s amazing (but short) life in W. H. Lamb’s “Born to Run – God’s Gold Medalist”.

PLEADING GUILTY: Did you donate to their legal funds?

You will probably be hearing the term “struggle session” a lot more in the coming months. Originating during Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the communist government made public spectacles of those they deemed enemies. The idea was to publicly humiliate the accused, including mental and physical torture. In the United States, so far, it appears “struggle sessions” are only focusing on mental humiliation.

Think about indicted Trump supporters who are being paraded into open courtrooms where in tears they must read statements about how they were wrong to defend President Donald J. Trump … wrong to allege fraud in the 2020 presidential election … wrong this, wrong that.

The left celebrates every plea deal as “proving” that Trump is guilty as charged. But let’s be realistic.  Most are/will be taking a plea deal promising to tell the “truth” under oath in exchange for probation versus prison. How many of us would do that to avoid spending years in a dark, cold cement cell?

  • Most are/will be taking a plea deal to save their shrinking bank accounts. How many of us could afford $1,000 an hour attorney fees fighting a U.S. state or federal government that has infinite legal resources and plenty of time for erroneous legal maneuvers?
  • Most are/will be taking a plea deal to stop the mental attacks that come from being unfairly indicted for legally doing what is deemed right. How many of us could withstand the stress of being indicted by a state or federal government that has a lap-dog media working with them?

But there is another legal matter involved beyond indicted Trump supporters doing anything, saying anything in their plea deals …

What about America First Patriots who donated to their legal defense funds because the indicted individual promised that he or she would fight this out in court? Emails, texts, tweets and robo calls from the indicted person stressing their support for President Trump and their commitment to fighting the unjust indictment – closing with “please make a donation today.”

Now there is talk about suing those taking plea deals to return donations.

For example, former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis raised $216,000+ to fight her Georgia RICO indictment. Now she has accepted a plea deal. Laura Loomer posted on X/Twitter:

“Jenna Ellis scammed all of you who donated to her. I TOLD YOU NOT TO DONATE TO THIS DISLOYAL WENCH. She didn’t even attempt to fight the charges. She’s now going to use the money so many of you foolishly gave her to work against President Trump in an election year. Shame on every single MORON who donated to Jenna Ellis.”

Townhall columnist Gavin Wax:

“She needs to return the money she raised back to her donors. That’s the Christian thing to do!”

Conservative political activist Jack Posobiec: 

“Struggle Sessions and gulags are here now. Right on schedule. Struggle Sessions. Gulags. Show trials. Good thing nothing like this has ever happened before.”

This is what happens when there’s a two-tier justice system that goes after Conservatives.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHNSON: It was all in the timing

Editor's Note: Robin and I are friends, and usually we're in complete harmony on issues, but she and I disagree about Matt Gaetz. RK

These are the opening paragraphs in Robin’s October 27 American Thinker column:

Self-serving Representative Matt Gaetz had absolutely NO plan beyond “oust House Speaker McCarthy.” Some Patriots who support Gaetz claim that his actions “exposes” RINOs in Congress. That makes as much sense as Titanic passengers being happy the ship hit an iceberg because it now “exposes” that the luxury liner lacks sufficient lifeboats.

Finally, after three weeks of chaos, Republicans have a Speaker of the House! We wish fourth-term Conservative Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana complete success. He is currently the vice chairman of the House GOP conference. The attorney is a former Conservative talk radio host and columnist, and a man of deep Christian faith who strongly believes in the U.S. Constitution.


On the REPUBLICAN side, former Vice President Mike Pence has suspended his presidential campaign.

The latest RealClearPolitics poll shows President Trump at 59 percent. This is unprecedented just when you factor in that the Swamp and Left are mercilessly indicting him. Three other Republican candidates have left the presidential contest and odds are you can’t name them because they came and went so fast: Xavier Suarez, Will Hurd, and Perry Johnson. Johnson endorsed Trump.

On the DEMOCRAT side, third-term congressman Dean Phillips (Minnesota) announced on October 27 that he would challenge Joe Biden for the Democrat nomination. Phillips told CNN:

“This was not about me, But my inability to attract other candidates, to inspire the president to recognize that it is time, compels me to serve my country because it appears that President Joe Biden is going to lose the next election.”

Elsewhere, Phillips told reporters:

“Having been to the southern border twice, it is not secure, it is inhumane. Is told reporters Friday. “It is not fair to those who are seeking refuge. It is not fair to our border patrol agents, who have shown extraordinary mercy and humanity in ways that I wish more Americans saw. And they’ve been demeaned by Democrats.”

On the INDEPENDENT side, fears that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. would take votes from the Republican nominee (looking likely to be Donald Trump) were tossed aside when RFK, Jr. announced he is for reparations to blacks. Reparations:

Blacks who were NOT slaves should receive money and/or credits from whites who were NOT slave owners. Yeah, that sounds like something that America First Patriots would endorse—not! From Kennedy’s website:

“Communities that were specifically targeted for destruction need to be specifically targeted for repair. During Jim Crow, Black banks, businesses, hospitals, schools, and farms were targeted for destruction. Racists knew that without these, the Black community had no chance of building wealth. “We must set federal dollars aside to rebuild Black infrastructure.

These programs complement direct redress payments or tax credits to the descendants of the victims of Jim Crow and other victims of persecution. “RFK Jr will find ways to offer this redress that are legal, fair, and win the approval of Americans of all races.”

Why is RFK taking this extremely progressive position? He must feel he has a better chance peeling off Democrat voters, specifically black voters, from Joe Biden than Republican voters. Biden does not take a strong position on reparations. (Maybe Biden is relaxing on the beach.)

Speaking of Joe Biden, while the world is perilously close to World War III, we are happy to report that Joe Biden spent the October 21-22 weekend enjoying the Delaware beach with his wife “doctor” Jill Biden. There is nothing more reassuring than the supposed “president” focused on issues that could push the world into ferocious battle between good and evil.

In the CALIFORNIA primary for U.S. Senate, Laphonza Butler, who was appointed to the Senate earlier this month by California Governor Gavin “Hair Gel” Newsom following Dianne Feinstein’s death, announced last week that she would not seek election for a full term in 2024. All you need to know about the MARYLAND RESIDENT is that Butler is PRO-PRO-PRO-ABORTION. Now we are back to:

  • Democrats: Communist Barbara Lee, Marxist Katie Port, Former reporter Christina Pascucci, Liar Adam Schff
  • Republicans: James Bradley,Eric Early, Denice Gary-Pandol, Steve Garvey 

Only registered Republicans can vote in the California Republican primary.

Patriot Neighbors welcomes sharing readers’ opinions.

This email message from Mollie Lazarus was sent to Peggy Hall.

DEAR PEGGY HALL, FOUNDER OF THE HEALTHY AMERICAN,  by Mollie Lazarus — Texas (formerly California)

Dear Peggy, I read your commentary entitled, “Hamas ‘Attack’ on Israel,” and I would like to say that I thought I knew who you were and realize I was surely mistaken! Perhaps you may remember me as a board member of a Republican club who heard you speak and thought our members would appreciate hearing from you. I therefore recommended you to our board to be a speaker at one of our meetings.

I never suspected that deep in your heart you had the seeds of hatred and antisemitism buried!

You’ve apparently found this brutal and evil situation as fodder for self-promotion by suggesting we should listen to your take on what is really happening in Israel! You don’t know what you are talking about! You are ignorant and dangerous with your unproven allegations!

I am so sorry I every recommended you to our group!

How dare you put this out to feed the evil haters and the unknowing? You suggest that you are merely questioning things about what the media shows and states about the terrorist attack by Hamas from Gaza. After reading and rereading what you stated I see that you clearly have bought hook, line and sinker all the lies and spins that pro-Hamas and Palestinian extremists have cast out there for you to gobble up and spew out!

For you to make these assertions that “things are not always as they appear” without any ability to certify them as fact is outrageous of you in the face of a growing death and hostage count that is available from many sources both on the right and left of the spectrum, mainstream or otherwise. It is unconscionable!

Your specious use of a so-called "pattern of numbers" to indicate that the attack videos were all fake is beyond reason and suggests you might be best offering your services as a tarot card reader!

Your list of so-called facts about Israel means nothing and is known to most well-read people already. You follow this by implying things about what Israel knew or didn’t know, and without any proof suggest that Israel was the one bombing civilians!

How can you post pictures of people running away in terror in the desert from the outdoor concert and suggest that “it looks staged or pretty casual”?????? How dare you! All those dead bodies and funerals and families devastated by loss is fake to you!

People who really know about the geopolitical situation in the Middle East, know that Iran did not want Saudi Arabia to sign the Abraham Accord with Israel. They wanted to stop everything moving toward peaceful relations in its track.

Iran had been planning this with Hamas for several years.

The puppet President, Joe Biden gave them the financial means to do this by giving them access to more than $6 Billion of assets that had been frozen by President Trump.

For you to suggest that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orchestrated this attack on Israel for political gain is so diabolically evil that you are in my eyes no better than an antisemitic member of the Squad! Most absurd of all was the assertion that when leaders in the Middle East shook hands they were really signaling evil intentions and were in cahoots with one another! Do you know how foolish this makes you sound?

Lastly, I am most outraged that you would show a picture of an old woman, a Holocaust survivor herself, being paraded around in a golf cart by Hamas terrorists and suggest that it was staged! Staged to show what, by whom? Don’t you realize after that picture they brutally killed her and cheered about it!!!!!

You are not merely questioning what you saw, read or heard, you are clearly discounting its validity and giving comfort to the enemy, the savages who hate and kill and brutalize the innocent! It appears you clearly thought this would be a great topic for your website and improve your standing among commentators, but you only showed that you are an easy pawn of the most twisted and hateful to walk the earth!

I also saw your article entitled, “I Am Not Allowed to Question Certain Topics”. So apparently, it appears you are digging a hole for yourself even deeper than before and no apology can be expected from you!

All I can say is goodbye Peggy, you can no longer fool anyone that you are good hearted Christian and wouldn’t hurt a fly. No you won’t hurt a fly but would stand by and watch as Jews are systematically killed as in “From the river to the sea”, the motto to wipe out every Jewish life in Israel. (Pictured: Israel’s Ambassador Gilad Erdan thanks Americans for standing with Israel.)

Is The Tide Turning to Freedom?

With our prayers and involvement, we must have hope of saving our republic. Let’s look at some recent wins that show the tide might be turning in the direction of Conservative Judeo-Christian values. However, we need Republican LEADERSHIP, which seems to be in short supply:

  • Many people with big bucks (billionaire, business moguls, and university alumni) are pulling their support from Ivy League universities to protest that school administrators along with students failed to strongly condemn the horrific Hamas attack on Israeli civilians. Wonder how many of them are Democrat and will withdraw their money from the jackass party?
  • The Americans Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is siding with President Trump! The ACLU has told U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan that the gag order she imposed is too broad and restrains Trump’s speech. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the ACLU said that voters have a right to hear what Trump has to say as he is running for president. Imagine just how leftist Judge Chutkan must be if the ACLU is defending Trump!
  • The 92 years old, George Soros (who we want to point out was born to Jewish parents but is NOT Jewish), is moving into the background and letting his son Alex Soros run his global operations: Open Society Foundations (OSF). The younger son is said to be more radical than his father. The good news is that they have been closing a lot of international offices and laying off 40 percent of its employees.

UNITED NATIONS: Sec Gen supports terrorists

United Nations members frequently spew anti-America, anti-Israel garbage. It would better “serve” the world community if the organization was located elsewhere, such at The Hague in the Netherlands, not on pristine land in New York City.

It’s current pro-Hamas Secretary General Antonio Guterres should resign based on his recent speech where he said that Israel deserved the brutal terrorist October 7 attack on its innocent civilians. It is unacceptable that the U.N. secretary general embraces crimes against humanity. We can only imagine how Guterres would have supported the Nazis during the Nuremburg Trials.

If you want to share your thoughts with U.N. Secretary General Guterres: 

Click Here to E-Mail, Phone:212-963-4475, Mail:405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017

Monday, October 30, 2023

Black ‘thought leader’ condemns ‘white people’ as irredeemable bigots, suggests reparations aren’t enough

October 30, 2023 By Olivia Murray

I had never heard of Yaba Blay until today, but she describes herself as one of the “foremost thought leaders” in fields like “Black racial identity, colorism, and beauty politics,” or, simply, black cultural Marxism. Needless to say, all Blay’s scholarly pursuits yielded zero intellectual gains, reaping only supremacist views and hatred, a fact on prominent display in the video below:............To Read More...

Across America, we labor, only to have DC give our money away overseas

Yesterday, I met with folks from the Lakota Nation about implementing a beekeeping initiative to provide honey, beeswax, etc., for both personal and commercial endeavors. This meeting made me angry. I saw grinding poverty right here in my own country. Having served this nation in the US Marines, working alongside Crow, Navajo, Sioux, Chippewa, Cherokee, and other American Indians, I simply cannot fathom the idea that the US Government sends massive amounts of US taxpayer money outside of the US, to people who literally hate us, hate our way of life, and really want to do us harm...........Why? What are We the People getting for all this spending? Absolutely nothing. Nada. Nil. Zip. And, being cynical, while we citizens aren’t getting anything for the money, how much are D.C.’s residents and workers getting via kickbacks and other tasty treats? As with their rampant Insider Trading, it is likely a whopping amount............To Read More...

Spain’s Muslim Migrant Crisis through the Lens of History

Seafaring Muslims migrants from Africa are illegally entering and flooding Spanish territory.  In 2020, 23,000 migrants invaded Spain’s Canary Islands, representing a 234 percent increase.   That number has only continued to grow.  Just last weekend, Oct. 20-22, 2023, 1,600 migrants reached the Canary Islands.  According to one report,

Of the boats that arrived over the weekend, one on Saturday was carrying 320 migrants. The state news agency EFE said it was the largest number in a single boat since human traffickers began to regularly use the Canary Island route in 1994. The previous record of 280 was recorded earlier this month.

As another report on how 6,000 Muslims invaded Ceuta in 2021 explains, they come “by sea, either swimming or with inflatables, all in a bid to eventually get to mainland Europe.” Once arriving on Spanish territory, such migrants invariably engage in unsavory and downright criminal behavior, such as gang-rape. They also create enclaves, or ribats, where police fear to tread. ..........To Read More....

Germany to Begin ‘Large Scale’ Deportations, Says Scholz as Country Faces Record Number of Illegals

Kurt Zindulka

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has admitted that “too many people are coming” into the country illegally and vowed to begin deportations on a “large scale” as Germany is on pace to see more illegal migrants enter the country than during the European Migrant Crisis of 2016.

Amid growing calls throughout Europe to crack down on illegal immigration in the wake of Islamist terror attacks and rising incidents of antisemitic crimes, leftist German leader Olaf Scholz has joined the chorus of leaders finally acknowledging that unfettered waves of illegals breaking into Europe must stop..........To Read More.

Anti-Immigration Party Wins Big in Swiss Elections.

Jack Montgomery October 24, 2023 

The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has taken a clear first place in Switzerland’s federal elections, performing even better than pollsters had predicted and coming close to equalling their best-ever election result. Increasing its share of the vote from 25.6 percent to 28.6 percent – close to 29.4 percent it scored in 2015 – the SVP ran on a strong anti-mass migration platform, running an ad campaign with the strapline ‘New normal?’ highlighting deadly stabbings and other crimes committed by migrants in recent years.

The SVP also stressed the importance of Switzerland’s historic neutrality, suggesting this has been undermined as the country has given in to pressure to participate in the sanctions war on Russia led by Joe Biden and the European Union. (Switzerland is not an EU member, and the SVP is strongly opposed to joining.)  “Drag queens, antifas and climate activists are all going to vote! At the polls, they could ruin Switzerland and our society. We won’t let them!” the populist party had declared in a final rallying cry before the polls opened...........To Read More..

All Is Not Fine

Kevin McCulloughKevin McCullough  |  Oct 22, 2023

America is broken.  Badly.  Our enemies are starting wars in multiple regions of the world. Our friends cant trust us. We are crippling our own capacity to to help ourselves. And our current government doesnt acknowledge it. But there is a much bigger indication that we are far from  even being merely fine much less flourishing.  It is being exposed now but it has been brewing for a long while.  It showed its ugliest face last night in Brooklyn, NY, one of Americas oldest cities. It has shown itself on hundreds of college campuses for the last fourteen days.

America has entered a new dark period..........To Read More.....

The Rise of Jacobin Justice

October 30, 2023 By Jack Cashill @ American Thinker

Earlier this week, I attended the theatrical debut of Dinesh D’Souza’s compelling new documentary Police State.  As much as I liked the movie, there was one subject left unexplored: the ironic fact that, today, among those most vulnerable to the “police state” are local police.

Searching for a more inclusive metaphor than “police state” to describe our current state of peril, I reached into the past and came up with “Jacobin Justice.”  In the way of background, the left-wing Jacobins were the most powerful political faction to emerge during the French Revolution.

The power of this bourgeois elite derived from their ability to manage the Parisian mobs.  To satisfy the mob’s bloodlust, the Jacobins imposed a state of revolutionary justice untethered to any traditional sense of Judeo-Christian morality.  The result was a reign of terror that saw more than 10,000 people tried and executed. 

There have been outbreaks of mob justice throughout American history, but it is only really in the last ten years or so that America’s Jacobins, our “best people,” gave mob justice their blessing.  To be sure, Jacobins have been using mobs since the emergence of the Soviet Union a century ago, but largely for propaganda purposes.

In cases from Sacco and Vanzetti to the Central Park Five, the Jacobins in the media would muster the evidence that seemed to exonerate the accused and suppress the evidence that convicted them.  The mobs would rally and nurse their grievances until the next election.  Win-win.

Hollywood, meanwhile, created characters that embodied a romantic notion of Jacobin justice.  In the way of example, screenwriter Reginald Rose describes Juror #8, the hero of the 1957 movie Twelve Angry Men, as “a man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth.  A man of strength tempered with compassion.  Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.”  Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird reflects the same virtues, as do a thousand lawyers in a thousand preachy TV shows.  The Jacobin, citizen or attorney, resists public pressures and demands justice for the marginalized.

By the year 2012, however, the Jacobins were finding common ground not with Atticus Finch, but with Robespierre.  Instead of resisting the mob as Atticus did, they sided with the mob, managed it, encouraged it.  Instead of defending the transparently guilty, they felt free to condemn the transparently innocent.  Oddly, almost no one noticed what may have been the darkest turn in judicial history.

In February 2012, in Florida, a battleground state, the Jacobins put their revised strategy to the test, transforming a Hispanic, Obama-supporting civil rights activist into a murderous white supremacist.  A neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman shot and killed the deeply troubled young Trayvon Martin in self-defense.  Zimmerman aspired to be a police officer.  He never got the chance.

With a president to re-elect, the media flaunted their growing indifference to the truth.  In the seventeen months between Martins death and Zimmermans acquittal, they would violate all accepted journalistic standards in their effort to help Jacobin handyman Al Sharpton and his cronies convict a transparently innocent man.  This was a milestone, the first time in anyones memory that the national media writ large conspired to enable so conspicuous an injustice.

With the help of social media, mobs, both real and virtual, descended on Florida to demand justice for Martin.  As Los Angeles filmmaker Joel Gilbert proved beyond doubt in The Trayvon Hoax, prosecutors used as their star witness a woman who was not a witness at all.  The media pretended not to notice the most flagrant corruption of the judicial process in their careers.

Fortunately for Zimmerman, the six women on his six-person jury paid no attention to the news.  For those outside the jury room who did pull their news from the Jacobin media, Zimmerman’s acquittal in July 2013 came as a profound shock.  One of them, Alicia Garza, was moved to compose a post on Facebook under the heading Black Lives Matter.”

In August 2014, protesters chanting black lives matter” rioted in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.  With a major assist from the media, BLM activists convinced much of America that once again, an innocent, unarmed black teen — in this case, Michael Brown — was murdered by a white racist, police officer Darren Wilson.  Only an honest St. Louis County prosecutor saved Wilson from prison.  The Democrats rewarded Robert McCulloch by driving him from office in the 2018 primary.

The template had been set.  In the years after Ferguson, the Jacobins were on the lookout for new victims” of systemic racism and new white supremacists to pillory, facts be damned.  In Minneapolis, in May 2020, they hit pay dirt.  The Scottsboro Boys got a fairer trial than the four Minneapolis police officers, two of them non-white, accused of murder in the death of chronic felon and drug-abuser George Floyd.

The case against the four officers was rigged from the beginning.  As she recently revealed in a deposition for a sexual harassment suit, prosecutor Amy Sweasy spoke with Hennepin County medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker the day after Floyds death.

I called Dr. Baker early that morning to tell him about the case and to ask him if he would perform the autopsy on Mr. Floyd,” said Sweasy.  He called me later in the day on that Tuesday and he told me that there were no medical findings that showed any injury to the vital structures of Mr. Floyds neck.  There were no medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation.”

By the end of that day, with Minneapolis already in flames, Baker said to Sweasy, “Amy, what happens when the actual evidence doesnt match up with the public narrative that everyones already decided on?  This is the kind of case that ends careers.”

As is well documented, Roger Mitchell, the D.C. medical examiner and a well-connected black political activist, called Baker once he learned about Baker’s finding that Floyd had not been strangled or suffocated.  Mitchell threatened to ruin Baker unless he added “neck compression” to his assessment.  Baker gave in, and four innocent officers went to prison for a crime they did not commit.

There was extreme premium pressure, yes.  The city was burning down,” Sweasys fellow prosecutor, Patrick Lofton, said in his deposition.  He and Sweasy withdrew from the cases against Chauvin’s three colleagues — Thomas Lane, Tuo Thao, and Alex Kueng — for the simple reason they were guilty of no crime.  I can tell you that everyone that I associate with to any degree, professionally or personally, agreed with our decision,” said Lofton in the deposition.  The pressure on the prosecutors, he said, was insane.”

In this last decade, Jacobin justice has been unleashed on everyone from school board protesters to local police to a former president of the United States.  Much of it flows directly from the DOJ, but state and local prosecutors have been keen to launch witch hunts of their own.  In doing so, they have corrupted evidence, rigged juries, allowed fear to dictate outcomes, and abandoned all traditional notions of equality before the law.

For the time being the Jacobin alliance with the mob seems to be working.  As history reminds us, it worked for Robespierre as well — that is, until it didn’t.

Jack Cashill’s new book, Untenable: The True Story of White Ethnic Flight from America’s Cities, is available in all formats.