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Thanksgiving on the Chopping Block?

By Jerry Newcombe

The left seems to be dismantling Western Civilization, and in particular Christian contributions to it, one step at a time. Now, Thanksgiving, a wonderful American holiday, is on the chopping block among some.

For example, Campus Reform reports: “University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) removed ‘Thanksgiving Closure’ from its calendar in place of ‘Fall Break’ at the alleged urging of a university professor.”

It was a professor of Alaska Native Languages. He wrote, “We are not a white Christian organization, we are a university.” He said it was time for “decolonizing Thanksgiving.”

The school agreed with him and sent out this talking point: “We believe that University breaks should respect all peoples…We used to have Christmas Break and Easter Break but changed those many years ago to Winter break and Spring Break.”

This is not uncommon today. Foxnews.com reports (11/21/22) that many schools and media sources are trying to erase Thanksgiving because of woke ideology.

They state: “This week, millions of Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, eating a good meal and watching football. But a creeping vilification of the popular holiday has spread across media outlets and schools, claiming that Thanksgiving is about ‘genocide’ and ‘imperialism.’”

The article quotes a Native American activist who said on MSNBC last year: “Instead of bringing stuffing and biscuits, those settlers brought genocide and violence.”

This common talking point among the left isn’t true—but that doesn’t seem to stop the woke from constantly using it. It’s ironic because Thanksgiving shows what happened when people of different cultures sit down and celebrate together. The left always pretends to celebrate diversity. But the original Thanksgiving, which they hate, was a celebration involving true diversity.

In my film for Providence Forum, “The Pilgrims,” we feature some guests who showed how the original Thanksgiving celebration in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts provided a good example of people with different backgrounds and cultures breaking bread in harmony.

One guest was William Wrestling Brewster, the great-grandson (by nine generations) of Elder William Brewster, who was the de facto pastor of the Pilgrims in Plymouth.

Brewster the younger said of those early days in Plymouth: “There’s really three entities. There’s the Pilgrims, there’s the Strangers, and then there’s the Native Americans. And they needed to learn how to get along and in a cohesive nature when they came here.”

The Strangers were hired hands of the Pilgrims. They were Englishmen who were sympathetic to the idea of a Bible-based colony, but they weren’t directly a part of the Pilgrim congregation. Two very famous Strangers were Miles Standish, their armed guard, and John Alden, the barrel-maker.

Even after a devastating winter in which half of their number had died, by the time of harvest in the fall of 1621, the permanency of the Plymouth settlement was becoming clear. So the Pilgrims set aside time to thank God for His help. And they invited their new friends, the Indians, to celebrate with them. Earlier the Pilgrims and Indians had made a treaty of peace that would last more than half a century.

In later eras, European settlers, as well as Americans, mistreated Native-Americans in grave miscarriages of justice. But in doing so, they were not at all following the example of the Pilgrims.

Rev. Billy Falling, a Native-American minister and author, was a guest in our documentary. He said, “The Pilgrims did have good relations with the Indians. The Pilgrims were kind to the Indians, they showed them love, they showed them compassion, they showed them the godly way to live.”

Falling told me: “As a Native American, I thank God for the Europeans that brought us the Gospel and brought us Western Civilization. Native Americans were just as pagan as the rest of the world. They practiced cannibalism, they practiced devil worship, they practiced slavery, they practiced polygamy, they practiced all the sins of the flesh that the rest of the world practiced.”

Falling added, “It’s hard today to find a ‘sweat’ where, as a Native American, you can go inside and smoke out your sins; but it’s easy to find Native Americans in any congregation in the United States, worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ because of the Europeans. And I thank God for that.”

George Washington was the president to declare a national day of Thanksgiving, in which he said, “[I]t is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

President Lincoln made Thanksgiving an annual holiday—during the bleak days of the Civil War.

Thanksgiving is a rich American holiday and should not be jettisoned because of today’s politically correct professors and media pundits.

©Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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The bitter global harvest of outlawing motherhood

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

‘Parenthood is sublime. It is the greatest and most transcendent of human achievements.’


According to the best guesses of those tracking the population of the world, last week the world passed a major milestone: the 8 billionth person was born on earth. The global population is projected to continue rising for the next few decades, and then a population decline—perhaps a precipitous one—is expected to begin.

This decline is coming because, on average, women are having fewer babies. The decades-long drop in fertility is precipitated by many factors including China’s forced one-child policy which has significantly impacted global population.

In the days before the one-child policy, the Chinese phrase for announcing “I’m pregnant,” was “I have happiness.” This sentiment changed, however, when becoming pregnant became a crime—a crime you could be socially punished, openly shamed, and physically assaulted for. By targeting and abusing women, the Chinese government got what it wanted: fewer people. But China also got something else it may not have anticipated: a nation of women who do not want children.

China now sees itself slipping toward economic collapse due to too few young workers to support the ageing population. Government forces are trying frantically to encourage women to have babies. But it may be too late to undo what they have done to motherhood.

But what have they done, exactly?

You reap what you sow

After years of being told that childbearing is unnecessary, socially inappropriate, and in some cases criminal, young women began to believe it. A recent article by He Huifeng highlights the issue. She says, “Many of China’s Gen Z women are looking to break free from the shackles of marriage and children, to live for themselves.” She says that for these young women, “Winning at life does not necessarily involve getting married or having children, no matter how much their parents and the government want them to.”

One woman He cites says life is more about “living for yourself” and says she does not think the presence of a husband or child could help her be successful. One advertising director, Liu Xin, told He, “‘Live for yourself’ has become a go-to advertising campaign that many brands use to lure female consumers, since a large number of women under the age of 35 only want to please themselves in terms of consumption and lifestyles … They want to have an easy life.”

Liu explains further, “Actually, ‘lying flat’ is prevalent among young women, not only in terms of work but also in respect to marriage and children.” According to He, “Lying flat, or tang ping, represents the mindset of literally lying down instead of being a productive member of society. Rather than striving to study hard, buy a home, or even start a family, many young people are rejecting it all to ‘lie flat.’”

After years of living as only children, having their fertility forcibly suppressed, and being told that children are a bane to be avoided like the plague—in concert with increasing economic resources—the situation seems to have given birth to a new kind of woman. A self-serving, self-focused woman who does not see herself as a unique and powerful giver and commander of life, but as a cog in the wheel of humanity who has only her own ease to consider. Of course, many childless women are motivated more by economic concerns than by self-seeking; this can also be tracked back largely to the intentional development of a society that values public work over private family-based service.

Returning to ancient wisdom

“Lying flat” and rejecting a life course that includes responsibility, work, managing stress, planning, and sacrifice—a life course that many would call “growing up”—is not just a problem for Chinese youth. We see a similar phenomenon in America and elsewhere. Why?

Though complex, the reasons are likely similar. While women’s fertility has not been forcibly suppressed through forced abortion and forced contraception in America, the free-for-all sexual climate and the push to climb the corporate ladder has urged women to the abortionist’s table, cheered on by a chorus of voices invoking the same noxious idea that was planted in the minds of young Chinese women: “babies are burdens.” This not only curbed the birth of babies but turned women’s minds away from the next generation that might have followed in their footsteps, and instead focused their minds inward.

The pervasive “live for yourself” mantra is in direct conflict with both the ancient Chinese wisdom of Confucius and the teachings of Jesus, which are both summed up nicely by Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Once a mindset of living only for oneself is deeply ingrained in a culture and in the souls of young women and men in it, how can a change from selfishness to selflessness be precipitated?

Once parenthood is relegated to the realm of things distasteful, unrewarding, and loathsome how can it be made appealing again? Or can it?

Erica Komisar, an American psychoanalyst, says, “Many of the young adults I treat who are ambivalent about becoming parents feel they were burdens to their overstressed working parents … They lack any reminiscence of a joyful childhood experience during which their parents prioritized them.”

Commenting on the falling birthrate she says, “What we fail to realize is that the desire to have and to care for children comes from feeling that we as children were desired and cared for, and that we were a priority to our parents … The declining birth rate is … a failure of society to value nurturing and family above all else and to model our joy in parenting to the next generation.”

Valuing nurturing and family above all else

If a major failure of the maturing generations is failing to value family above all else and failing to model joy in parenting, then perhaps a winning strategy is to start there: to talk freely and frequently about how raising children is—in aggregate—a prime asset, not just a time-consuming liability.

Chinese influencer Shen Jiake observes that for policies aimed at increasing the birth rate to be effective they must make young women feel as though their quality of life will be improved more by having children than by not having them. The fact that children make life more joyful (if also more rigorous) used to be largely self-evident, but no more.

American writer and mother Bethany Mandel says this is precisely where we must begin. She says those who know the joy of parenting must confront the false narrative that “motherhood is where dreams and hopes and ambitions go to die. Children are dream crushers. Something to be avoided.” And perhaps it is not as much an uphill battle as it appears.

Mandel says, “Here’s the secret: Talking about the joys of parenthood isn’t just some slick spin to get people to produce more human capital. No, it’s the truth. There is no higher joy, no greater euphoria, no more thrilling or exalted accomplishment than bringing a unique soul, all their own, into the world and orienting them toward virtue.”

Mandel continues, “[H]ow we depict life with children…sets a tone that influences whether the next generation continues the great unbroken chain. We must communicate this reality when we talk about parenthood both online and in person. Parenthood is sublime. It is the greatest and most transcendent of human achievements. This isn’t sugarcoating, this isn’t hyperbole, it’s just truth telling. And we need more of it.”

I concur. It seems the very future of the world depends upon it.

China berated and victimized mothers for 40 years. The West has been debasing, mocking, and marginalizing them for even longer. It’s time for more truth-telling. It’s time to let the secret out in grand fashion that having new little people to care for, to trust you, to teach you, to make you fall down laughing and to adore you beyond your wildest dreams—despite the diapers and the long hours—is the very finest life has to offer.

AUTHOR

Kimberly Ells

Kimberly Ells is the author of The Invincible Family: Why the Global Campaign to Crush Motherhood and Fatherhood Can’t Win. Visit Invincible… More by Kimberly Ells

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59 Years Ago Today, This Young Couple Was Waiting to See the President

By Jihad Watch

Going through a box of memorabilia from family and friends recently, I found two letters. (The story you’re about to read is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent.) On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, a young married professional in Dallas wrote to his parents. After discussing some recently purchased furniture, he added off-handedly:

In about three hours from now the President and his party will pass in front of our office. It is raining and the city is out with street washers washing it off and people out in the rain picking up paper. It is really comical. Laura has a Doctor’s appointment this morning and then she is coming by here and we are going to lunch. Aaron is going to meet us for lunch. Laura wants to go over to the Trade Mart for lunch so that she can see Jackie. I don’t know how much we will be able to see but I guess we will go over.

If it had kept raining, the 35th president of the United States would not have been riding in an open car. But the skies cleared up, and the program went on as planned.

This young man followed up with another letter on Nov. 23, 1963:

Dear Mother and Dad:

I am sure that you as well as we and the rest of the country find it hard to believe what happened yesterday.

Laura and I had gone to the Marriott Motel across from the Trade Mart to have a sandwich before going over to the Trade Mart to hear Kennedy. We had just paid the check and were walking out when we saw the two Presidential limousines pass the front of the Trade Mart. This was the route that they were to take and he was to enter the side door of the Trade Mart. I told Laura that they certainly were going pretty fast. We actually could not tell what had happened or if anything was wrong.

We went into the Trade Mart and most of the people were seated for the banquet. A friend of mine came up to me and told me the President had been shot. As most people would have thought we took it as a joke. We began to tell that he was serious and then someone came up with a radio. The people in the banquet area still had not heard the news and they were still playing music. We had been informed by a policeman that we would not be able to leave until the President left. I told Laura at the time that this was the time to get out before they announced it to the crowd. We got out and headed for the car.

There is more. Read the rest here.

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

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Give Thanks for the Rule of Law

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

Let us give thanks for small favors.  Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot reversed course and will once again prosecute misdemeanor thefts of necessary items between $100 and $750.  This may not sound like a big deal, but it’s a victory over the progressive prosecutors – the Soros DAs, a group that includes Creuzot – who have been busy dismantling the criminal justice system in dozens of localities across the country.

Creuzot said he ended the policy not to prosecute these thefts because, he claimed, data shows the policy had no effect on crime, one way or the other.  The nonprosecution policy, also implemented by progressive prosecutors elsewhere, is straight out of the abolitionist playbook.  ‘Abolitionists’ are far-left crazies who want to abolish all police, criminal courts, and prisons.  Like them, Creuzot believes in ‘decriminalizing poverty’ and ‘ending mass incarceration’, attitudes which led him to stop prosecuting misdemeanor theft.  He also stopped prosecuting criminal trespass and misdemeanor marijuana cases.

In April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and state Attorney General Ken Paxton sent Creuzot a letter that hit the nail on the head, making the point I’ve made many times that progressive prosecutors are not authorized or entitled to tear up criminal statutes duly passed by their state legislatures.  The letter states:

Reform is one thing. Actions that abandon the rule of law and that could promote lawlessness are altogether different. Texas law gives criminal district attorneys the duty to enforce the laws the Legislature writes…  It grants no power to criminal district attorneys to categorically rewrite the law. Constitutionally, ‘reforming’ state law is the province of the Legislature.

Exactly, and not just in Texas.  The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted last week to impeach progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for, among other things, his refusal to prosecute prostitution and retail theft.  He also fired 30 experienced prosecutors.  The consequences of Krasner’s insane policies are a sky-high murder rate, ubiquitous shootings on public transportation and near schools and, because of increasing retail theft, numerous businesses leaving the city.  The impeachment vote is a first step in a process that could remove Krasner from office.

The progressive prosecutor in Baltimore asked the court to give an armed robber first offender treatment that could result in a clean record.  The robber was set free and went on to shoot and kill a sheriff’s deputy.

Another thing to be thankful for is the fact resistance to the Soros DAs is growing and getting better organized.  You might remember that progressive prosecutor Chesa Boudin was recalled in San Francisco earlier this year.  A progressive candidate just lost her race for a district attorney’s spot in Arizona.  A new group, formed to fight progressive prosecutors at the ballot box, helped defeat a number of them around the country in the recent elections.

Good.  The progressive prosecutors are trying to tear down the Rule of Law, tear down the economy, tear down the criminal justice system, and sow chaos throughout the land so people will clamor for left-wing authoritarians to keep them safe.

So let us give thanks and hope the trend against them continues.

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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NBC Finally Reports Body Cam Footage Shows Paul Pelosi Opened Door For Police Before Alleged Attack

By The Geller Report

Another right wing conspiracy is today’s legacy news.  We are under a most powerful, dangerous domestic threat – Democrats and their axis of control in media, education, entertainment etc. Make no mistake, this is election rigging, as well.

For those keeping track at home, news after the midterms:

Hunter Biden’s laptop is real.

FDA backtracked on Ivermectin.

Student Loan forgiveness isn’t lawful.

Trump never had nuclear docs at Mar-A-Lago.

Feds had loads of informants in Oathkeepers before J6.

FTX fraud implodes.

— Murray 🇺🇸 (@Rothbard1776) November 21, 2022

NBC: Body Cam Footage Shows Paul Pelosi Opened Door For Police Before Alleged Attack

By: Tyler Durden, Nov 19, 2022:

The official narrative on the Paul Pelosi attack purported by Democrats and the mainstream media makes zero sense.  You don’t have to be a “conspiracy theorist” to recognize there were multiple contradictory accounts from the Department of Justice vs. local police and even some reports from journalists.

In fact, NBC suspended one of its own correspondents, Miguel Almaguer, after he reported that on the night of the supposed attack at the Pelosi home in San Francisco that Paul Pelosi actually opened the door when police knocked, seemingly in normal health, and then walked away from the officers to talk to the alleged assailant David Depape, when Depape attacked him.  This report led many to suggest that Pelosi and Depape somehow knew each other.

A media firestorm ensued along with denials from the DOJ, which detailed a completely different version of events in which the police officers opened the door themselves and found Pelosi struggling with Depape who had injured him with a hammer.  NBC dropped Almaguer after many called his report “bizarre.”

As it turns out, Miguel Almaguer was right.  NBC now reports that police body cam footage has been made available to some media outlets and the footage clearly shows Paul Pelosi opening the door for police in seemingly perfect health.  This contradicts the DOJ report on the attack and suggests a potential cover-up. 

NBC is forced to retract their earlier assertions that the Paul Pelosi open door event was unfounded.  Why?  Because they have to.  Eventually the police body cam footage will make it out into the public sphere for everyone to see, and NBC is front-running their own false reports.  However, they do suggest that “it doesn’t really matter” who opened the door to the Pelosi home, and that Paul Pelosi’s actions don’t support the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the attack.

If that is the case, then why would the DOJ lie?  Surely, they have seen the same body cam footage.  If there is no conspiracy, then why is there an attempted coverup?

NBC has never had a problem editorializing news stories in the past and presenting biased opinions as evidence, yet suddenly now they pretend as if they have journalistic integrity?  It is incumbent upon journalists to present what they think are the facts to the general public, but they are also required to investigate potential false accounts and false information in order to separate truth from lies.  In the case of the attack on Paul Pelosi, NBC and other outlets clearly do not want to dig deeper.

Now that the midterm elections are over it would appear that the “MAGA attacker” story no longer serves any purpose.  The Democrats conjured their own conspiracy theory first – The claim that right-wing “extremists” are a threat to “democracy” and that the Pelosi attack proves it.  There is no evidence to support this claim.  There is, though, evidence to support the theory that Pelosi was familiar with Depape and his behavior indicates familiarity.

No person under threat of being beaten with a hammer by a home intruder is going to move closer to the violent stranger instead of running towards the police.  This does not happen, it’s nonsense.

What is likely to take place as this case develops?  A media blackout on the story, much like we have witnessed with multiple cases in the past few years that make the political left look bad (the Waukesha massacre by BLM supporter Darrell Brooks comes to mind).  Details will probably emerge which further contradict the official narrative but they will be buried and ignored.  The leftists will continue to label any suspicions as “conspiracy” as they hope and pray the general public completely forgets and moves on to other distractions.

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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FREEDOM MINUTE: Biden is the real threat to ‘democracy’

By Center For Security Policy

Our country’s Founders had a central preoccupation: prevent abusive government. They crafted a constitution with a system of checks and balances to guarantee God-given individual rights, prevent the concentration of federal power that would threaten them and repose authority in representatives closest, and, therefore accountable, to the people.

The Biden administration is systematically wrecking this arrangement. It is ruling with sweeping executive orders, weaponizing law enforcement and otherwise a bridging personal freedom and making international commitments without popular mandates that threaten worse in the future.

Consider Team Biden’s agreement at the G-20 meeting last week to institute a digital vaccine passport system to control international travel. Inevitably, this will translate into new mandates for vaccinations and documentation here, too. Learn more about the coming Digital Gulag at a webinar this afternoon at StopVaxPassports.org.

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This is Frank Gaffney.

AUTHOR

Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy.

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America’s Silence In The Face of Tyranny

By Kelleigh Nelson

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.” —  John Locke

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) asserts that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press.” —  Thomas Jefferson

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.  It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” —  Thomas Jefferson

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the Republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” —  George Washington


Americans were built with an inner strength, a strength that fought for independence and liberty for seven long years.  The end of conflict came only after British forces were removed from Charleston and Savannah in late 1782.  The future often looked bleak, but by the grace of God, the American patriots fought on and won.

Where is that inner strength today?  Have we lost it?  Have we grown too fat and lazy to even pay attention to the tyrannical moves of the federal and state governments?  I’m afraid this is the case, combined with the elimination of academic education replaced with Pavlovian dog training, Skinnerian conditioning and communist propaganda.

Our Constitution means nothing to the majority of people whose education failed to teach them our God given rights and freedoms, those very freedoms which blessed the birth of this once great nation.

Trampled Rights

The first amendment in our Bill of Rights grants five freedoms.  It protects speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest in the world.  However, over time, and especially during the C-19 years, these unalienable rights were sacrificed “for our safety” by our federal and state governments. Fear and subjugation went hand in hand to squelch any rebellion against the tyrants while those precious God given rights were trampled into dust.

The only protest we saw was the January 6th, 2020 Capitol Hill protest, and we all suspect/know the FBI was involved despite their denials. Those who were peacefully attending are now spending their lives in a dungeon of hell and the US Constitution’s protections are once again trampled to dust.  I’ll admit it was foolish to go into the Capitol, but the doors were opened to them and President Trump’s request for national guard presence was denied by Nancy Pelosi.

Compare January 6th 2020 to the recent runoff election in Brazil.  Over three million Brazilians protested election fraud and are still out every day protesting.  Bolsonaro’s Party has moved to annul the election since the results could not be validated.  The people know electoral fraud was committed by Communist convicted criminal Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Silent Republicans

All we heard from them were promises while they were running for office.  But no one has mentioned vote fraud other than those who, almost two weeks later, are still doing recounts.  Ever wonder why only Democrats succeed in winning the recounts or runoffs?  And they are the biggest election fraud deniers, along with their comrades in mainstream media.

Kari Lake, Arizona gubernatorial candidate, is still fighting the election fraud where she was ahead and after days of recounts, Katie Hobbs allegedly wins.

Hershel Walker, Georgia’s Republican Senatorial candidate is in a runoff on December 6th with Raphael Warnock.  It concerns me that those who are shilling for Hershel are not true patriots. Americans for Prosperity is a Koch organization. Then there’s Nikki Haley and she’s a World Economic Forum member. Former Speaker, Newt Gingrich who voted years ago for the UN gun grab, and several other folks most refer to as RINOs, want you to send Hershel more money.  This includes the RNC who won’t stop emailing or calling me.  I hope Hershel wins and he is not beholden to these people.

However, in Lawrence Sellin’s recent article, he exposes the Chinese connection in the Georgia runoff.  He writes, A November 15, 2022 article entitled “U.S. midterm elections:

Georgia’s “play-in” to determine the final Senate map – How Chinese can seize the critical moment,” published on the Chinese language website of the BBC, described how the Chinese in Georgia are organizing to defeat Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker in the upcoming run-off election.

According to that BBC article, Xiao Yu, who has helped several Chinese people run for office in Georgia and organized Chinese electioneering in the 2020 presidential election, is mobilizing Chinese to participate in the second round of the ballot in support of Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock.

So, the Chinese Communist Party is helping the Stalinist Democrats to win in Georgia, and probably many other states.

And we’re learning our overseas military are being deprived of their valid votes.

A shocking testimony reported by Gateway Pundit reveals democrats were stealing overseas and military ballots from Michigan, Georgia and now Arizona too.  The ballots were tampered with and all looked like Xerox copies. Proof doesn’t sway the fraud deniers.

George Soros, with the help of his Democrat Party comrades, has financed campaigns of left-wing district attorneys, and he succeeded in installing leftist prosecutors in major cities. Money was spread nationwide to Democrat Party candidates, and most won.

There are five representatives in the House who consistently vote with the Constitution, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massey, Paul Gosar, Al Rosendale and Chip Roy.  Those are the five members who have a freedom index of 100% every year.  There are several members with 97s and 93s, but they should all be 100% all the time.

In the Senate, Rand Paul (KY), and Mike Lee consistently receive 100%.  Senator Ron Johnson (WI) came close to losing his seat in this month’s election, but thankfully he won.  Blackburn and Hagerty in TN, Lummis in WY, Cruz in TX, and Braun in IN, all come in at the 93% level.  The rest are lower and many are at 0%, meaning they always vote against the document they took an oath to uphold.

Abridging States’ Rights

Twelve Republican Senators joined the Democrats and voted for the Respect for Marriage Act.  HR 8404, which passed the House of Representatives in July, “provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages,” repealing provisions that define marriage as between a man and a woman. Sens. Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC) Shelley Capito (WV), Susan Collins (ME), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Dan Sullivan (AK), Thom Tillis (NC), Joni Ernst (IA), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Todd Young (IN).

“Make no mistake,” Alliance Defending Freedom President Kristen Waggoner warned, “this bill will be used by officials and activists to punish and ruin those who do not share the government’s view on marriage.”

Once again, marriage, abortion, slander and libel, and so many other federal grabs at legislation, belong only to the states. The federal government overstepped their bounds and trampled the Constitution they took an oath to defend.

Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution lays out the enumerated powers of the federal government.  The feds have overstepped their limited powers and forced them upon the states, time and again.  The 10th Amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Socialists and Communists

In 2019, Trevor Loudon supplied a list of socialists and communists in our Congress.  He believed then that about 100 members of the House would struggle to pass a low- level security test.  He named a number of them, all democrats, including Tulsi Gabbard.

While the Democrat Party has long exhibited Stalinist actions and overt tendencies, the Republican Party isn’t far behind.  Many Americans refer to Republicans as Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), but I would have to disagree. The majority of Republicans are very similar to their buddies across the aisle. Other than a handful of Constitutional Republicans, the rest do little to stop the onslaught of communism; we’ve seen that time and again.  So, what are they?  They’re slow Marxists, not full-blown Stalinists like the Democrats, but more like Leon Trotsky, a Russian Marxist revolutionary who believed that the slow implementation of Marxist doctrine would succeed in achieving the goal and the citizenry would accept it.

This is the reason so many of them fought against Donald Trump in 2016 and throughout his presidency, and most likely the reason they joined in election fraud denial when it was so very obvious that 2020 was outright skullduggery.

Trump 2024

Trump declares his candidacy for 2024.

President Trump, why bother running again? Vote fraud is now rampant! They’ll never let you win.  My friend Christine commented, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It isn’t fair to Trump’s supporters or the rest of the country to continue this charade.”

Number one, we want an apology for Operation Warp Speed Death jabs, the millions of deaths and the adverse effects they have caused.  We want the enemies of freedom, who caused this evil, exposed and charged.  Their demand for amnesty should be met with two words, and it ain’t, “Let’s Dance.”

Secondly, if you believe that the election won’t be stolen after the last three were stolen, (yes, 2018 was stolen too, and you know about 2020 and 2022) you are full of hot air and that’s being kind.  We all know it, why don’t you?  Unless our elections go back to one vote for one man, we are finished.  You won’t make any difference to them; they’ll destroy you from both sides of the aisle and steal the votes for other republicans as well.

Why don’t you spend two years and work with good people to help change the laws back to what our founders intended (one man, one vote) instead of the obvious cheating we’ve seen over and over again that no one does anything about. Then you’d help the country regain her righteousness.

Do you hear our people?

I did not support Kari Lake, but hoped she’d win against Hobbs, obviously vote fraud is still rampant across the country, and especially in Arizona’s Maricopa County.

Few protested over Covid, most donned the masks, stayed in their houses, lost their businesses while big box stores gained trillions.

No one complained when communists from Antifa and BLM torched and destroyed cities and federal buildings to the tune of billions in damages. And the Insurrection Act was never used because you, President Trump, listened to your Deep State advisors.

No one complained about the 2018 election fraud when republicans went to bed believing they’d won and days or weeks later, after recounts, they lost.

No one complained about the massive 2020 election fraud, and nothing was done.

Now, no one is complaining about the theft of another election in 2022.

Fix it first!  Don’t put us through this insanity again!

Nancy Pelosi is Out

By a very small majority, the Republicans regained the House.  However, so many of them are left of center, I don’t believe it will make much difference.

As for Kevin McCarthy, he should never become Speaker of the House.  He used FTX cash to defeat conservatives in 2022.  He funded a “secretive,” anti-MAGA campaign within the GOP to protect his establishment speaker ambitions.

Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is the former House Freedom Caucus Chairman, and he’s not so certain that McCarthy is the right man for the job.

Biggs believes that McCarthy may not be a strong enough candidate for the party, “He’s back-pedaled on things like impeachment. In some ways, that indicates a willingness to be weakening the oversight authority that we need to have, and the leverage points we need to have in order to deal with a Democrat president.”

I hope Congressman Biggs launches a challenge against McCarthy and wins.

It’s about time we had a true patriot leading the House.

Worthless Dollars

We’ve called the two parties the uni-party for a long time, and for good reason.

More money is now wanted for the fascists in Ukraine, while our own country is circling the drain and inflation has skyrocketed.  How much confidence do you have that republicans will vote it down?

The White House is asking Congress for $37.7 Billion in new Ukraine aid which would bring total US spending on the war to about $105 billion.

Then they’ll want money for Taiwan. The printing presses are spewing out more and more worthless dollars as American’s suffer higher and higher prices.  And who is getting rich off it?  Ponzi scheme!

Mac Slavo writes that the US is going to attempt to quickly arm Taiwan as the “China Threat” grows.  But with Biden in the back pocket of Xi Jinping, who knows.

Conclusion

Where are my fellow Americans?  Crickets!  Time to take lessons from Brazil.

Our citizens don’t write, call or email their reps.  And if those reps don’t hear any noise from the people, they’ll keep doing what makes them rich and to hell with the unwashed masses who just want to be left alone.

Our founders paid dearly for our nation’s independence.  What are we willing to do to save her?

©Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.

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Oh say, will that star-spangled banner yet wave?

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.


With all the division and vitriol in American politics and culture nowadays, some people are asking whether the United States might literally come apart. And since “some people” includes my editor, I draw upon my professional training as a historian to say, yes, it absolutely could, and a very likely date for this event is the beginning of 1860.

Oh dear, you cry. Then ask me if such an event is liable to be bloody. And again gazing into my crystal ball, I say that I fear so. Americans are, like most of the English-speaking world, exceptionally good at violence if they put their minds to it. It is not generally appreciated that the English Civil War between 1642 and 1651 killed more of that nation’s populace, per capita, than World War I.

As for the American Civil War, or at any rate the first one, it saw more dead than all America’s other wars combined, from a population of just 31 million, including one in five Southern white men of military age. Its carnage should have warned the civilized world of the possible consequences of a future major war in Europe had not the comic-opera Franco-Prussian war deceived them into thinking the future would be like the past. Which is an awkward thing for a historian to say, especially while making predictions. But the truth is that it’s easier to forecast things after the fact.

We do not use history as a guide to the future because it’s as accurate as, say, climate computer models. If it were, we’d chuck it in the bin. We use it because it’s better than anything else. For instance, a Ouija board. Or the speculations of projectors like the “experts say” in newspapers. And looking back we can certainly discern trends making some outcomes more probable than others, without eliminating the improbable or, one hopes, the sense of wonder that, for instance, the Allies somehow won either World War.

So, the short answer is that if you look at a political map of anything over any significant length of time you see that borders move about. Entities unite, not always willingly, and split apart, not always willingly. Even looking backward rather than forward I can see very different configurations of North America politically.

For instance, the two French river-based colonial ventures, on the St Lawrence with Quebec City and on the Mississippi with New Orleans, might have joined up, containing and smothering their English rivals and creating a mighty New France. Alternatively, all the British colonies might have joined the 13 rebel ones after 1776 and swallowed Quebec whole.

It’s also conceivable that the revolt might have failed. Though if it had, I imagine a gradual development of more independent polities that ultimately combined without a significant Canada. As for the Louisiana Purchase and the conquest of the southwest from Mexico, I think the relative dynamism of the English versus French and Spanish empires made any other result unlikely. Which also rather puts paid to visions of a mighty flourishing continental New France.

Enough of history, some may now cry. We want to hear about the modern world.

And many of us still think, consciously nor not, that history has ended, so it is not relevant to look at the shifting borders of the Roman, Byzantine, Russian or Chinese empires to try to determine whether the United States will remain exactly as it is today or collapse dramatically. Nor is it possible that the breakup of a country could result in violence as happened back in 2022 with Ukraine and Russia.

Oh dear, again. If you study history what you don’t find is countries that exist exactly as is for long periods. Human societies are dynamic, a word here meaning “full of energy and movement” not “necessarily always going onward and upward”. It used to fascinate people that great nations rose and fell and in fact the American Founding Fathers were preoccupied, including in their institution-building, with the collapse of the Roman Republic which rather disquietingly coincided with Rome’s rise from major regional power to universal empire.

Back then many influential and thoughtful people were also concerned that a key to the decline of once-mighty nations, coinciding with their borders shrinking, bits falling off or the whole thing shattering, was decadence. A virtuous people built a powerful and wealthy empire, power and wealth corrupted rulers and citizens alike, and a rot set in that proved impossible to halt or reverse even once identified.

What have such speculations to do with the USA? Because by any measure anyone ever used until about 17 years ago, America, like the West generally, is becoming increasingly and more obviously decadent.

Whether the US is also becoming more polarized is hard to measure since it has certainly been sharply divided at many points in the past including the 1960s, though never yet as badly as in the 1860s. But that comic map showing the United States of Canada versus Jesusland, and some ruder versions, certainly capture a sociological division also visible in the county-by-county electoral maps, between a geographically small but heavily populated liberal coastal elite and a vast conservative/populist heartland that are barely on speaking terms.

It’s ominous. And an additional point that concerns me greatly here is that last time America fractured on not entirely dissimilar lines, both North and South felt themselves to be the true America, the real heirs of the Revolution. And both had strong arguments for their position grounded, in different ways, in liberty. In the end the Northern vision prevailed and, for all the long-term harm done by the crushing of the South’s more authentically small-government vision, the defeat of the loathsome institution of racial slavery made that outcome a great victory for all mankind.

The situation is different today partly because Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” resonated strongly in what is called “Red America” and there alone. Blue America wrinkled its nose at the very concept of America ever having been great, let alone making it so again. (Parenthetically, I believe commentators reversed the usual colours so as not to call the Democrats Reds.)

I think the British monarchy still retains vast prestige and is a huge tourist draw because many people inside and outside the UK understand that Britain has a glorious history, warts and all. In America today the divisions run so deep, including over whether it does, as to inspire grave concern.

Back in 2004, in the run-up to the election that prompted that Jesusland map, I had the opportunity to go on a State-Department-sponsored journalists’ tour of swing states where we met with all kinds of liberals across America. And I remember discussing the danger of a national breakup with a very left-wing woman in Portland, Oregon, who floated the idea that it might have been better for all concerned if the United States had fragmented decades earlier. But when I said that the world would have been a far less free, prosperous, and happy place without American might combatting tyranny through the 20th century, she thanked me with considerable emotion and lamented how few foreigners saw her country that way.

Does such a sentiment still exist today in what one might cruelly call Antifaland as opposed to Amurrica? Frankly I have trouble imagining modern progressives mounting a convincing military effort, as opposed to the Yankee farm boys and merchants the rebels of 1860 disastrously underestimated. But I also have trouble imagining Blue America wanting to, or responding to, the “mystic chords of memory” that Lincoln so hauntingly evoked in his first inaugural, “stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land”. Or his “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.”

I also, to be rude, have trouble imagining any politician today capable even of reciting, let alone creating, such soaring phrases as his, four years later, that “Fondly do we hope – fervently do we pray – that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, ‘The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.’”

Let me evoke one more haunting image before I close. It is the last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine XI Paleologos, supposedly tearing off the imperial robes to rush to the final defence of the city walls, never to be seen again. Great nations do crumble, shatter, or collapse. And while history cannot predict the future with anything like mathematical certainty, it has not stopped. And it has a nasty habit of repeating itself with a snarl, especially if we forget it.

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Taking Stock of Election Integrity Efforts

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

Believe what you like about the 2020 presidential election, but there’s no denying the widespread belief – even among Democrats – the election was stolen motivated a lot of people to work to tighten up future elections.  The way I hear the story, donors poured $30 million dollars into election integrity efforts on the professional Right.  You can add to that hundreds of citizen’s groups and thousands of individuals in the grassroots all working to secure elections like never before.  So what do they have to show for all that treasure and effort?

A lot, actually.  There were fewer reports of late night ballot drops and Republican poll watchers being blocked this time around.  A Republican lawsuit forced Nevada and Arizona to offer poll-worker data to ensure both parties are equally represented at voting sites.  Another Republican challenge struck down a New York law that would have added 900,000 noncitizens to the voter rolls.  There was yet another court ruling upholding voter ID, something most Americans support.  High voter turnout in Georgia put the nail in the coffin of the Democrat’s phony narrative new election integrity laws passed by Republicans in several states are voter suppression.  Jim Crow 2.0?  Hardly.  It was all Democrat hogwash.  Oh, and what happened to all that Republican violence and all those disruptive Republican election workers we were supposed to see on Election Day?  It didn’t happen.  It was just hogwash.  You can put it right next to all the other Democrat hogwash.  Now, left-wing organizations have to explain to their base why it didn’t happen and they’re saying it was because elections officials were ready for trouble.  Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy.

So there were some wins, but we still have miles to go before we can express confidence in our elections again.  A number of suspicious things happened in the midterms.  Ballots arrived after the legal deadline with no adequate explanation at the Detroit bureau of elections, reminiscent of the 2020 election.  A Democrat candidate got 1,100 votes in a town in New Hampshire that only has 700 people – how does that happen?

Turning to another subject, there is now something of a split among conservatives as to how to deal with the changes Democrats have brought to the election process in the last couple of years – what should we do going forward?

One school of thought holds the Democrats are winning elections because they have succeeded in gaming the system.  People on this side of the debate point to Democrat victories in states that sent out over a million absentee ballots or states with permanent absentee ballot lists – ask for an absentee ballot once and you keep getting them in future elections.  Having this many ballots floating around facilitates fraud and produced Democrat wins in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona.  Republicans did better in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia where absentee voting rules are stricter.  Swing states with same-day registration like Michigan and Wisconsin went blue in this election.  Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia don’t have same-day registration and went red.  This school of thought believes all went according to Democrat plan and that Republicans should work to reverse things like mail-in voting and drop boxes.

But a new school of thought holds Republicans should accept all these things are here to stay and should learn to adapt to the new environment.  Republicans should become aggressive in ballot curing, ballot harvesting where legal, and encouraging mail-in voting to avoid Election Day glitches.  Adherents to this school of thought attribute the Republicans flipping the U.S. House to aggressive Republican ballot curing and harvesting in California. Republican candidates in Arizona urged voters to make sure their ballots were counted and to cure them if they were not.

Call me old school, but I’m not convinced.  I get suspicious whenever anyone tells me I should do what the Democrats want me to do.  Look at Michigan – voters just approved a ballot initiative from the Democrat side that will loosen voter ID, institutionalize early voting, mandate the use of drop boxes, create a permanent absentee ballot list, narrow the ability of citizens to challenge elections, and allow private money to be used for election administration.  As for the latter, it’s pretty clear the true purpose of private money is to allow Democrat election officials to engage in voter registration drives to sign up more Democrats to vote.  The consequence of all these changes the Democrats wanted will be less secure elections in Michigan in the future.

That’s the Democrat plan and I, for one, am not going to go along with it.  I will continue my work with other activists in my state to fight all the changes the Democrats have made to our elections process.  The Democrats will not quit.  They will continue to try to subvert our elections.  We must continue to oppose them and keep working to right the ship.

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Race-Mongering Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries is Frontrunner for Pelosi’s Job

By Discover The Networks

Breitbart News reports that election denier Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appears to be the front-runner to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) as House Democrat leader.

As a lawyer from central Brooklyn, Jeffries is a self-described far-left Democrat who appears to be angling behind the scenes to win the Democrat House leadership position. He first assumed office in 2013 and has served as the chair of the House Democrat Caucus since 2019.

Jeffries’ presumable succession is notable because Democrats and the establishment have continually labeled some Republican politicians as election deniers. Jeffries himself has denied the outcome of the 2016 election. In 2020, Jeffries tweeted that former President Trump “will never” be accepted “as a legitimate President.”

“Keep pouting. History will never accept you as a legitimate President,” he tweeted at Trump.

He again tweeted in 2020, “let’s be clear donald. The only person trying to steal the election is YOU. (and your buddies in the Kremlin),” citing a debunked claim that Trump won in 2016 due to Russian election interference.

“The more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes. America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office #RussianInterference,” Jeffries tweeted in 2018:

Again in 2018, Jeffries claimed two Supreme Court seats were stolen because of Trump’s presidency, in which he nominated Supreme Court justices.

“LIE (more than any administration in the history of the Republic.) CHEAT (2016 election/Russian Interference). STEAL (one or two Supreme Court seats). When will Republicans put country ahead of party? #CleanUpCorruption,” he tweeted.

The hypocritical Jeffries is a radical, race-mongering, anti-Trump hysteric. If he succeeds Pelosi as House Speaker, the political division in this country will only deepen and worsen.


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In a January 28, 2021 interview with MSNBC, Jeffries characterized supporters of former President Trump as “domestic terrorists and the white supremacists.” Asked “what happens if there’s no accountability for him or the rioters” who had occupied the Capitol on January 6, the congressman replied: “[P]art of the lesson of the first impeachment trial for him was that he could shoot holes in the Constitution on Pennsylvania Avenue and get away with it because Senate Republicans were prepared to bury their heads in the sand…. [E]very available option to hold him accountable for his actions should be undertaken…. And we’re not going to be cowed by the domestic terrorists and the white supremacists and the enemy combatants who want to stop us in our tracks. That would be giving in to them, and that’s not going to happen.”

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Mid-terms and the American ‘Recessional’

By Wallace Bruschweiler

The mid-term elections show, once again, that no Republican is going to be elected to high office unless or until the Republicans master ballot harvesting or control enough State legislatures to stop this ongoing crime against representative government.

Pointing fingers and recriminations, no matter how well deserved, serve no useful purpose.

To paraphrase Democrat strategist, James Carville, “It’s the corrupted system, stupid.”

Or, in a twist of a grisly Vietnam War saying, “We have to destroy American democracy in order to save the Deep State.”

Meanwhile, a stanza from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “Recessional” comes to mind:

Far-called, our navies melt away;

On dune and headland sinks the fire:

Lo, all our pomp of yesterday

Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!

Kipling wrote the poem in 1897, toward the end of the festivities celebrating 60 years of the reign of Queen Victoria. The intent of the poem was twofold:

One, to remind the Brits to give credit to the God who allowed the British Empire to achieve great dominion over other lands.

Secondly, to warn that overconfidence could cause the British Empire “to be one with Nineveh and Tyre,” referring to how Nineveh of ancient Mesopotamia and Tyre of ancient Lebanon had lowered their defenses and were defeated.

“Far called, our navies melt away, on dune and headland sinks the fire,” suggests the Royal Navy was already too small and its naval gunfire was sinking harmlessly into the ground.

And, “Lo, all our pomp of yesterday,” might remind us of how well America was doing before Covid hit, back when our economy was booming, when we were energy independent, crime was not so rampant, there was no inflation, and our southern border was on its way to operating as the border of a great nation should.

Is “Recessional” relevant to today?

Yes. We may be on the road to becoming like Nineveh and Tyre. Moreover, our Navy is too small and too “woke” to impress the ChiComs with regard to Taiwan, although, if the U.S. has the will to do so, our silent, deadly submarines deployed in the Strait of Taiwan and what is left of our aging airpower might deter the Chicoms from attempting an amphibious invasion across the 97-mile-wide Strait of Taiwan. Recall, when Hitler could not gain air superiority over the 22 miles of English Channel, even Hitler realized his troop ships could be decimated by the Royal Air Force and Navy.

The Chicoms, like the Russians, know full well our military capabilities. What ChiCom Chairman Xi cannot be sure of is whether the U.S. has the will to win in the Strait of Taiwan or not. While no one should make sport of the mental and physical infirmities that come with old age, Chairman Xi, President Putin, Kim Jong-un, the Mullahs, and others who would do the U.S. harm would have to be totally incompetent not to take into account the mental condition of our current Commander-in-Chief; and, for that matter, the mental ability of his second-in-command. The incompetent conduct of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan must make them smile, even laugh.

Yes, “Judge of the nations spare us yet, lest we forget — lest we forget…”

Suggested reading: “Recessional,” by Rudyard Kipling, 1897.

©2022. William Hamilton.

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What is The Frankfurt School?

By P. Brooks

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If you have read the essays on “Cultural Marxism at the US Naval Academy” you should be quite concerned that our future naval officers are being subjected to psychological intimidation and indoctrination by behavioral psychologists and clinicians whose methods descend from Wilhelm Wundt [1]. The facilitators and civilian professors in the “Leadership and Ethics Program” at the Academy are ‘Wundtians’ all. Cultural Marxism (CM) has invaded our military academies and other military institutions and is pervasive. As a result, future US naval officers will not understand the essence of what they are chosen to protect – the American Civilization that is the most precious and vital descendent of Western Civilization [2].

So who in America today is at work destroying our traditions, our family bonds, our religious beginnings, our reinforcing institutions – indeed our entire culture? What is changing our American civilization?

As reasonable people we may ask whether all changes to traditional American culture are simply random events pursued by independent persons – disconnected from central premise or guidance. Are cultural changes in a free democratic society the chance workings of human intellect in pursuit of what is possible vice what is appropriate?

Observations in the “Cultural Marxism at the US Naval Academy” series suggest not. They consistently demonstrate a design – a concept with a way of thinking and a process for bringing it about. Now suppose we can identify a cadre of people as the designers. Wouldn’t we be interested in learning about this group? Wouldn’t we want to know who they were, what they thought and how they conjured a process for bringing their designs into action? For Americans the answer is a resounding yes!

Such a core group did exist. History identifies a small cadre of German intellectuals who devised concepts, processes and plans conforming closely to what Americans presently observe in their society today. In the Naval Academy essays, events are directly connected to activities of this group. These intellectuals were members of “The Frankfurt School” founded in Germany in 1923. They were the forebears of what is called Cultural Marxism – a radical social movement that has transformed American culture. Today it is more commonly known as Political Correctness (PC).

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Cultural Marxism and its Critical Theory were developed coincident to the 1923 founding of the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University. The Institute was modeled after the Marx Engels Institute in Moscow and became known as The Frankfurt School [3]. In 1933, when Nazis came to power in Germany, members of this Frankfurt School fled to the United States. They migrated to major universities including Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis and California at Berkeley. These intellectual Marxists included Herbert Marcuse, who coined the phrase ‘Make Love, Not War’ during Vietnam War demonstrations.

By promoting a dialectic of ‘Negative Criticism’ – that is, pointing out rational contradictions in society’s belief system – the Frankfurt School ‘Revolutionaries’ dreamed of constructing a Utopia where their rules governed [4]. Their Critical Theory used this strongly imaginative, utopian strain to purposefully transcend limits of reality. Thus, its tenets would never be subject to experimental evidence. The pure logic of their thoughts would be incontrovertible.     A precursor to today’s ‘postmodernism’ in intellectual academic circles, “…it recognized that disinterested scientific research was impossible in a society in which men were themselves not yet autonomous…the researcher was always part of the social object he was attempting to study” [5]. This concept led to the current fetish for rewriting history and the vogue for deconstruction of our universities’ Law, English Literature and Humanities disciplines.

Critical Theory rejected the ideal of Western Civilization in an age of modern science, that the verification of theory proceeds from experimental evidence [6]. Only the superior mind was able to fashion ‘truth’ from observation. There would be no need to test hypotheses against everyday experience.

The Frankfurt School studied ‘authoritarian personality’ – which became synonymous with the male as the patriarchal head of the American Family. These idealistic intellectuals would construct a modern utopia by ‘turning Western civilization upside down’. Again, their utopia would be a product of their imagination, not susceptible to criticism based on evidence.

Their revolution would be accomplished by fomenting a very subtle, slow spread of Cultural Marxism, bolstered by modern psychological concepts of Sigmund Freud. Thus, CM became a marriage of Marx and Freud aimed at producing a ‘quiet revolution’ in the US.

This quiet revolution occurred in America over the past eight (8) decades. While America slept!

Cultural Marxism (CM)

Just what is CM? Should it even be bothered about when the world’s vast experiment with Marx’s economic theory went down to defeat in the disintegration of Soviet Communism? Didn’t America win the Cold War against it?

The answer is ‘yes…but’. Yes, we won the 45 year Cold War, but we failed to recognize an intellectual elite has meanwhile subtly, systematically diffused the economic theory of Marx into mainstream culture in American society. And they did it while our eyes were on the Cold War abroad.

The cauldron of witch’s brew which introduced CM to America was the idealistic Baby Boomer elite -young middle class and well to do college students who became vanguard of America’s counter culture revolution in the mid-1960’s – in other words, the draft dodging, pot smoking hippies who demonstrated against the Vietnam War and fomented the destructive to women ‘Women’s Liberation Movement’. These New Totalitarians now hold power – come of age to control every public institution of our nation [7].

But that is getting ahead of the story.

In the boundless idealism of youth the ‘Boomer Generation’ became foot soldiers for their original Frankfurt School gurus – Herbert Marcuse, Eric Fromm, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Wilhelm Reich and others [8, 9] – whose influence is now felt in nearly every institution of the United States. Now in America, elite Boomers are throwbacks to an idealistic American Transcendental Generation of the mid-1800’s and fashion themselves ‘Agents of Change’.

William S. Lind describes CM is an ideology traced back to the 1920’s – with deep roots in the writing of Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci [10, 11]. Gramsci’s influence spread to Herbert Marcuse.

Herbert Marcuse was the most prominent Frankfurt School promoter of Critical Theory’s social revolution among university students in the 1960’s. His words are revealing:

One can rightfully speak of a cultural revolution, since the protest is directed toward the whole cultural establishment, including the morality of existing society…there is one thing we can say with complete assurance. The traditional idea of revolution and the traditional strategy of revolution have ended. These ideas are old-fashioned…what we must undertake is a type of diffuse and dispersed disintegration of the system.

This sentiment was first expressed by Gramsci.

Before dying in 1937 in a Mussolini prison at age 46, Gramsci conjured the notion of a ‘quiet revolution’ which might be diffused through a culture over time – destroying it from within. He was the first to suggest quietly applying psychology to break the traditions, beliefs, morals and will of a people while forestalling possibility of resistance. He deduced “the civilized world had been thoroughly saturated with Christianity for 2,000 years…” and a culture based on this religion could only be captured from within.

Gramsci insisted alliances with non-Communist Leftist groups would be essential to Communist victory. In our time, such groups would include radical feminist groups, extremist environmental organizations, so called civil rights movements, anti-police associations, internationalist minded groups, liberal church denominations, piggybacking Islamists and others. Working together these groups could create a united front for the destructive transformation of the time honored Judeo-Christian culture of the West.

By winning ‘cultural hegemony’ Gramsci concluded Communists could control the deepest wellsprings of human thought – through the medium of mass psychology. Indeed, men could be made to ‘love their servitude’. In the gospel of the Frankfurt School, resistance to CM could be completely negated by placing resisters in a psychic ‘iron cage’. The tools of mass psychology could be applied to produce this result.

The essence of Antonio Gramsci’s revolutionary strategy is reflected in American Boomer author Charles A. Reich’s 1990’s book “The Greening of America” [12]. Reich pronounces:

There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and the culture and it will change the political structure as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. This is the revolution of the New Generation.

Of course this New Generation is Reich’s elite Boomer pals. The mantra for these New Age foot soldiers of Frankfurt School prophets is “have the courage to change” [13].

American Emasculation

The Frankfurt School theorizes the ‘authoritarian personality’ is product of a patriarchal family.

This idea directly connects to Frederich Engels’ “The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State” which promotes matriarchy. Karl Marx himself wrote about the radical notion of a ‘community of women’ in the Communist Manifesto. Further, Marx wrote disparagingly about family as the basic unit of society for ‘German Ideology’ in 1845.

The authoritarian personality purported by the Frankfurt School in the 1940’s and 1950’s in America, prepared way for subsequent warfare against masculinity as promoted by Herbert Marcuse and his band of social revolutionaries under the guise of ‘Women’s Liberation’ and the New Left Movement of the 1960’s. The evidence that psychological techniques for changing personality are intended to emasculate American males is provided by Abraham Maslow – founder of Third Force Humanist Psychology and a promoter of the psychotherapeutic classroom. Maslow wrote:

The next step in personal evolution is a transcendence of both masculinity and femininity to general humanness.

These Marxist revolutionaries knew what they wanted to do and how to do it. They have accomplished much of their agenda.

Postmodernism The Death of Truth

But how can we claim the breakdowns in our schools, universities and institutions – indeed in the fibers of our culture – are products of a tiny cadre of intellectuals immigrating from Germany in 1933? Given all the special interests involved in these circumstances, how can we trace cause to the Frankfurt School?

Look at some evidence.

Postmodern reconstruction of the history of Western Civilization (now prevalent in universities) has its roots in the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School. Rewriting history by postmodern scholars in America has only recently come under attack. Keith Windschuttle in his book, “Killing of History” strongly criticizes the rush to ‘relativism’ by historiographers. Truly astonishing however, is that ‘relativism’ has largely supplanted pursuit of truth [14]. George G. Iggers’ recently published book, “Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge” reminds us of the infamous statement by postmodernist Hayden White:

Historical narratives…are verbal fictions, the contents of which are more invented than found.

Herbert London refutes White’s noxious proposition observing, ...if history is largely invention, who can say with authority that the American Revolution came before the French Revolution?” London observes evidence has taken a back seat to invention – cutting right to the chase. The inventions of postmodernism -which severe generations of Americans from their proud culture, history and traditions – evolved directly from the Cultural Marxist cranks of the Frankfurt School.

George Iggers quotes other postmodernists, mostly non-historians, who ...reinforce the proposition that truth and reality are primarily authoritarian weapons of our times” [15]. Again, we now recognize the source of this postmodern assault – the Cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School who criticized the ‘authoritarian personality’ in American culture.

How did this situation arise in American universities? Gertrude Himmelfarb says it slipped past traditional academics unobserved until it was too late [16].

It came so ‘quietly’ that when they ‘looked up’ postmodernism was upon them with a vengeance. “They were surrounded by a tidal wave of faddish multicultural subjects such as radical feminism, deconstructed relativism as history and other courses” which undermined perpetuation of Western Civilization. Indeed this cultural wave slipped by just as Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurts envisioned – quietly. A revolution that could not be resisted by force.

Note that ‘sensitivity training’ techniques used in our public schools over the past 50 years and which are now employed by the US military to educate troops about ‘sexual harassment’ were developed during World War II and after, by Kurt Lewin and his protégés [17]. One of them, Abraham Maslow, was a Frankfurter and the author of “The Art of Facilitation” which is a manual used during ‘sensitivity training’ [18].             Teachers are indoctrinated not to teach, but to ‘facilitate’.             The manual describes techniques developed by Kurt Lewin and others to change a person’s worldview via participation in small group encounter sessions. Teachers were to become amateur group therapists. The classroom became a center of self examination in therapeutic circles where children (and later on military personnel) talked about their subjective feelings [19]. This technique was designed to convince children they were the sole authority in their own lives – undermining family & transmission of parental wisdom to their children.

In the end, it is vital to acknowledge CM exists, to understand where it comes from and what its ultimate objective is:

The slow, complete destruction – from the inside out – of Western Civilization in America.

CM in America New Vernacular for New Totalitarians

By the end of World War II almost all the original Frankfurt Schoolers had become American citizens. This meant inevitable broadening of a new English speaking audience for them. Now the focus became more squarely centered on American forms of authoritarianism. With the shift, came a subtle change in the Institute’s work.

In America, authoritarianism had come to appear in different forms than in Europe. Terror and coercion had long been supplanted by more gentle, cultural forms of enforced conformism. According to Martin Jay, “Perhaps the most effective of these were to be found in the cultural field. American mass culture thus became one of the central concerns of the Frankfurt School in the 1940’s.” [20]

Subtle changes appeared in the Frankfurters’ description of their work. For example, the opposite of the authoritarian was no longer the revolutionary – as it had been in studies aimed at Europeans. In America, the authoritarian was now opposed by the ‘democratic’. So their Marxist language shifted to match more closely the liberal ‘New Deal’ vernacular [21].

Education for tolerance – rather than praxis for revolutionary change – became the ostensible goal of their research. They cleverly merged their language with mainstream liberal left thought, while maintaining their CM objectives.

Toleration had never been an end in itself for the Frankfurt School, yet the non-authoritarian (utopian) personality came to be described as a person with a non-dogmatic tolerance for diversity [22]. This thought is centrally dominant in today’s power elite Boomer generation – the New Totalitarians.

Matriarchal America

One of the basic tenets of their Critical Theory was the necessity to break down the contemporary family.

The 1960’s ‘Generation Gap’ and the 1990’s ‘Gender Gap’ are two aspects of an attempt by elite Boomers (using a page from the CM playbook) to transform American culture into Marxist utopia where the normal unit of societal structure – the family – withers under the controlling reach of the Collective.

Institute mavens preached:

Even a partial breakdown of parental authority in the family might tend to increase the readiness of a coming generation to accept social change. [23]

The transformation of American culture envisioned by Cultural Marxists is based on matriarchal theory.

That is, they propose transforming American culture into one dominated by the female.

This is direct lineage to Wilhelm Reich, a Frankfurt Schooler who considered matriarchal theory in psychoanalytic terms. In 1933, he wrote in “The Mass Psychology of Fascism” that matriarchy was the only genuine family type of ‘natural society’.

Eric Fromm, another charter member of the Institute, was also one of the most active in matriarchal theory. Fromm was especially taken with the idea that all love and altruistic feeling were ultimately derived from maternal love, necessitated by the extended period of human pregnancy and postnatal care:

Love was thus not dependent on sexuality, as Freud had supposed. In fact, sex was more often tied to hatred and destruction. Masculinity and femininity were not reflections of ‘essential’ sexual differences, as the romantics had thought [24]. They were derived instead from differences in life functions, which were in part socially determined.

This deluded dogma was precedent for today’s radical feminist pronouncements appearing in nearly every major newspaper and TV program, including television newscasts. For present day CM radicals, male and female roles result from cultural indoctrination in America – carried out by male patriarchy to the detriment of women. Nature plays no role in this matter.

To facilitate the destruction and disintegration of American society, the Critical Theory of CM ‘change agents’ and other emboldened social revolutionaries, has led them to open declaration of an intention to restructure America. As they proclaim, their activities are directed toward disintegration of the traditional, nominally white male power structure. Anyone with eyes to view present day television and motion pictures can confirm, this has been largely achieved. Critical Theory, as applied mass psychology, has achieved a quiet psychological revolution which facilitated an actual physical revolution visible everywhere in America.

Destructive criticism of primary elements of American culture informed the 1960’s counter culture revolution. As that phrase implies, this false awakening by idealist Boomers while coming of age, was the intended transformation of prevailing American culture into an inverted opposite – a necessary precursor to complete political revolution.  Now that elite Boomers hold power in the United States, they are consummating their work of destroying every American institution built up over 240 years of American history. Their aim is to erase any vestige of an Anglo-American path taken by Western Civilization to forming the greatest, most liberal society of any age in human history [25].

Most Americans do not yet realize they are being led by social revolutionaries who think first of the destruction of the existing social order, to create a new one in this world. These revolutionaries are the New Age elite Boomers, the New Totalitarians [26]. They now control every public institution in the United States of America. Their ‘quiet’ revolution, beginning with a counter culture revolution in their youth, is nearly complete. It was based on the intellectual foundation of Cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School. Its completion depends upon keeping the American male in his psychic ‘iron cage.’

Now the confluence of radical feminism and Cultural Marxism within a single generation of Baby Boomers (the most dangerous generation in American history) – has imposed this yoke on the American male [27]. It remains to be seen whether he will continue voluntary submission to a future of slavery in a new American matriarchy – a precursor to societal fracture, vulnerability and ultimate demise.

Should we allow subversion of American values and interests to continue, we surely lose all our Forebears suffered and died for. At the core, history shows we are near losing that rare ephemeral thing which, once gone, can never be easily recovered – our Liberty.

We are forewarned.

AUTHOR

Dr. Gerald L. Atkinson, CDR USN (Ret.)

Dr. Raymond Vincent Raehn, 92, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2016. He held an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He enlisted in the Navy at the start of World War II. He flew Navy fighter planes during World War II and became the Commander of a fighter squadron. After serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operation, he retired to head a real estate development company. In 1981, he founded the United States Global Strategy Council and served as its president as an advocate of a comprehensive U.S. National Security Strategy which became law in 1986.

©NewTotalitairians.com. Copyright 1 August 1999

6 Footnotes

1) Lionni, Paolo. “Leipzig Connection” Heron Books, 1993. In the 1870’s, Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt advanced the then radical notion of man as an ‘animal’ not accountable for his conduct,

which was said to be caused entirely by forces beyond his control. According to Wundt’s thinking, in a human being there is nothing to begin with but body, brain and a nervous system.

Therefore teachers must try to educate a person by inducing sensations in that nervous system. Through these experiences, the individual will learn to respond to any stimulus with the ‘correct’ response. Thus a child’s actions are thought to be preconditioned and beyond his control, because he is simply a stimulus-response mechanism.

2) Vazsonyi, Balint. America’s 30 Years War: Who is Winning?”. Regnery, 1998.

3) Raehn, Raymond V. “The Historical Roots of Political Correctness”. Free Congress Foundation, Number 44, June 1997.

4) Jay, Martin. The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and

the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950,” p. 77. University of California Press, 1973.

5) Ibid, p. 81. 6) Ibid, p. 82.

7) Atkinson, Gerald L. “The New Totalitarians: Bosnia as a Mirror of America’s Future”. Atkinson Associates Press, 1996.

8) Ibid, Jay, Martin.

9) Wiggershaus, Rolf. “The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories and Political Significance”. The MIT Press, 1994.

10) Lind, William S. What is Political Correctness?”. Essays on our Times, Free Congress Foundation, Number 43, March 1997.

11) Ibid.

12) Reich, Charles A. “The Greening of America”. Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1995. 13) A phrase commonly heard during the 1992 Presidential campaign.

14) London, Herbert. “Discipline of History Under Assault”. The Washington Times, 26 October 1997. 15) Ibid.

16) Himmelfarb, Gertrude. Panel on “Academic Reform: Internal Sources”. National Association of Scholars, NAS Sixth General Conference, 3-5 May 1996.

17) Marrow, Alfred Jay. “The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin”.

Teachers College Press, New York, 1977. Kurt Lewin was a primary figure in wartime research that later translated into techniques used in ‘sensitivity training’ today.

18) Raehn, Raymond V. Critical Theory: A Special Research Report”. 1 April 1996.

19) Editorial, “The Crying of the Admirals”. The Washington Times, 3 November 1995. The US Naval Academy has added female ‘role models’ to the faculty. In August 1994, the Academy placed a new emphasis on conflict resolution and consciousness raising.

As a song entitled ‘Lean On Me’ started playing, Master Chief Liz Johns gave the Plebes final orders: Stand in a circle, sway to the music, sing along and hug. From the circle came the sniffle of sobs. The future admirals of America were crying.

20) Ibid, Jay, Martin, p. 172. 21) Ibid, Jay, Martin, p. 227. 22) Ibid, Jay, Martin, p. 248. 23) Ibid, Jay, Martin, p. 135. 24) Ibid, Jay, Martin, p. 95. 25) Ibid, Vazsonyi, Balint. 26) Ibid, Atkinson, Gerald L.

27) Strauss, William and Howe, Neil. Generations: The History of America’s Future – 1584 to 2069” p. 382, William Morrow & Company, 1991. “We can foresee a full range of possible outcomes, from stirring achievement to apocalyptic tragedy…Boomers can best serve civilization by restraining themselves (or by letting themselves be restrained by others) until their twilight years, when their spiritual energy would find expression not in midlife leadership [for which they are not equipped], but in elder stewardship.”

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Waters: ‘You Cannot Object’ to FTX Donations if They’re Legal

By Discover The Networks

Thursday on CNBC’s Closing Bell, House Financial Services Committee Chair and anti-Trump hysteric Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) denied that there was a failure to provide oversight and regulation of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX because of his campaign donations and said that “those contributions may have been done in an attempt to influence” but if people follow laws governing campaign donations, “then you cannot object to the fact that they give contributions.”

The host asked, “What do you say to the cynics that are looking at all those campaign contributions that he made, including many to Democrats, 40 million in the midterms, which made it the Democrats’ second-largest donor, and wonder if there wasn’t oversight and regulation of him and his firm because he was such an important donor to your party?”

Waters replied, “No. What we understand about the election systems in this country is there are rules to giving donations, and when one follows those rules, then you cannot object to the fact that they give contributions and they followed the law in the way that they give them. But, as I understand it, without the investigation having gone on, that there were contributions made to Democrats and Republicans, and certainly, those contributions may have been done in an attempt to influence. But of course, we have to deal with that as regulators and as members of Congress with the responsibility for oversight. And so, we will be a part of what is going on with these hearings and investigations and we will do everything that we can to expose any violations that were obviously made.”

Translation: We will overlook any violations involving contributions given to Democrats.

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Cicilline Tries to Permanently Bar Trump from Office Over Jan. 6

By Discover The Networks

In a letter circulated on Tuesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) sought to round up support to permanently bar former President Trump from reelection.

Falsely accusing Trump of citing an insurrection, the anti-Trump hysteric Cicilline cited the Fourteenth Amendment in the Constitution as the basis for preventing Trump from ever governing again.

“This language in our Constitution clearly intended to bar insurrectionists from holding high office in the United States,” the letter reads. “Given the proof — demonstrated through the January 6th Committee Hearings, the 2021 impeachment trials, and other reporting — that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection on January 6th with the intention of overturning the lawful 2020 election results, I have drafted legislation that would prevent Donald Trump from holding public office again under the Fourteen Amendment.”

Cicilline’s letter did not mention that Trump was acquitted in the 2021 Senate impeachment trial. It also failed to mention that the January 6 Committee has not even alleged that Trump committed insurrection. Indeed, Trump asked protestors on January 6 to march “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol. Cicilline’s letter ignored this also.

Nevertheless, Cicilline claimed his proposed legislation “details testimony and evidence demonstrating how Donald Trump engaged in insurrection against the United States.”

Fact check: there was no attempted insurrection on January 6, 2020.


David Cicilline

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On September 18, 2019, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism joined the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism to hold a hearing about the threat that white nationalism allegedly posed to the United States. Citing President Trump’s recent reference to migrant caravan “invasions” at America’s southern border, and his assertion that Baltimore was a “rodent-infested” city, Cicilline, portraying these comments as racist, blamed Trump for fomenting white nationalism. “Hate groups are on a record high, white nationalist groups increasing by 50 percent,” said the congressman. He then attributed this trend partly to Trump: “[I]t’s obviously not helpful when we have political or civic leaders in the country that are using language that dehumanizes refugees or immigrants and speak about invasions and infestations and all of that kind of stuff.”

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How to Cheat in the Next Election

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

It’s amazing how many ways Democrats have come up with to cheat in elections.

Ballot harvesters were caught on video stuffing drop boxes with stacks of ballots in Arizona, where ballot harvesting is illegal.  It’s legal in Pennsylvania where Democrat election officials voted to allow harvesting of a hundred votes at a time in nursing homes.  It may be legal, but I still call it cheating because Democrats have a long history of committing voter fraud in nursing homes where many residents are no longer compos mentis.

One reason ballot harvesting is a bad idea is that it allows cheaters to pay people for their votes.  A Texas man admitted a Democrat nominee paid him $200 for every fraudulent absentee ballot he could deliver in the 2016 election.

A Democrat poll worker in Indiana told voters how to vote and even pressed “straight Democrat” on a machine for one of them.

A group of unidentified men in black threw an independent poll challenger out of the big voting center in Detroit in the August primary for asking why a voting machine was apparently connected to the Internet.  A court subsequently ruled the Secretary of State did not have authority to issue rules to allow poll challengers to be thrown out for asking too many questions.

Elections officials in St. Louis told volunteer poll workers not to enforce the state’s new photo ID law.

So excuse me for not taking Democrat election ‘reforms’ – so-called – at face value.  The only reason Democrats want mail-in voting and refuse to clean the voter rolls is so they can cheat.

Voting by mail is a mess.  Some ballots end up on the ground, others are sent to vacant lots.  The number returned as undeliverable can run into the tens of thousands in any given county.

Because Democrats refuse to clean the voter rolls in many areas, ballots are sent to dead voters, people are sent duplicate ballots, and ballots are mailed to people who have moved away.  Pennsylvania sent 240,000 ballots to voters for the 2022 election without verifying their identity.  Michigan had 26,000 dead voters on the rolls last year.  Minnesota had over 500 duplicates.

Why does it matter?  Because you have to have dirty voter rolls to cheat.  First, you have to grab a bunch of ballots floating around from mail-in voting, for example.  But then you have to match up your fraudulently cast ballots with records of voters still on the rolls who are not going to vote this time, like dead people.  You can’t do that very easily if the voter rolls are cleaned up.

Among other efforts to clean up voter rolls, there is a team working to identify phantom names and incorrect addresses on the rolls in Wisconsin and about 20 other states.  This team is using fractal programming technology which starts with small batches but can be scaled up to millions of records quickly and inexpensively.  The team will eventually be working in all 50 states.

It’s citizen-led efforts like this that will make cheating much harder and restore confidence in our elections, once again.

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Schumer Blasted For Claim That Illegals Will Solve U.S. Birth Rate

By Discover The Networks

Speaking to the press outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared that the solution to America’s declining birth rate was to grant citizenship to the 11+ million illegals in the country, after which he was blasted mercilessly on Twitter.

Schumer declared, “Now more than ever, we’re short of workers, we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the DREAMers and – all of them. Cause our ultimate goal is to help the DREAMers but get a path to citizenship for all 11 million, or however many undocumented immigrants.”

NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham pointed out the obvious irony of Schumer making these claims, tweeting, “You’re funding Planned Parenthood to keep the native-born population smaller.”

Conservative political strategist Greg Price commented, “They say that it’s empowering to stay single forever and never start a family, claim having kids destroys the environment, promote abortion as a moral good, and their solution when they realize people aren’t having enough kids is to import the third world to replace them.”

He then laid into Schumer directly, adding, “Chuck Schumer has also been in government since the 1980s and helped create the economy of today that makes it virtually impossible for people my age to build wealth and start a family. The man has literally done nothing but preside over America’s decline.”

Sports talk radio host Tony Bruno advised alternative solutions for Schumer, tweeting, “Maybe we stop ABORTING babies at record levels and do something to stop the record black on black murders in big Dem run cities?”

The Twitter account for pro-life outlet LifeNews.com remarked, “Maybe quit promoting abortion.”

Conservative influencer and Café Gratis CEO Steve Oatley echoed Girdusky’s criticism, tweeting, “Weird, I thought all the dems were saying the great replacement theory was a conspiracy…”


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Schumer Demonizes Trump Supporters Who Voted for a “Despicable,” “Racist,” and “Vile” Man

At a July 2021 event with Roosevelt Island and Upper East Side community leaders in New York, Schumer said: “How could 74 million people vote for such a despicable human being as Donald Trump? I don’t care if you’re a liberal or a conservative, Democrat or Republican, he is a vile man. He is dishonest, divisive. That’s what he loves to do. Just divide and have people fighting with each other. He’s a racist. And he always appeals to the dark side of human nature, which he’s very good at, unfortunately. How did they vote for him?”

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Thankful to be an American

By Jerry Newcombe

Despite some of the disappointments in last week’s election, I’m grateful to be an American—especially because of religious liberty.

This month we celebrate Thanksgiving, when we remember the Pilgrims who came to this new land to celebrate religious freedom—something denied them in their native England.

“[E]ver since the first breaking out of the light of the gospel, in our honorable nation of England… Satan hath raised, maintained, and continued against the saints,” writes the key Pilgrim leader, William Bradford, in his chronicles of the Pilgrim saga.

So many early Americans—not just the Pilgrims, but the Puritans, the Quakers, the Huguenots (French Calvinists), and others—fled often horrific persecutions from Europe, so that here they could be free.

But persecution against the godly is not something just for the history books.

One grateful American first came to this land in 1990 when he was 12 years old. He was the son of an evangelical pastor in Communist Romania, whose family suffered persecution for their Christian convictions. His first act in America was to kiss the tarmac—they finally had come to “the land of the free.”

His name is Harry Mihet, and today he is an attorney who works as a vice president for Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal group.

I have written about Harry before. A few years ago, he spoke at a meeting in our church in South Florida on what it was like as a Christian growing up in an officially atheist country, and told a story which could be labeled, “the crooked makeshift coffee table story.”

The Bible was highly illegal in Communist Romania. Dogs were trained to sniff for copies. If the Communists found any Bibles, they would turn them into toilet paper. But in their legendary incompetency, sometimes, noted Harry: “you’d have rolls of toilet paper with God’s Word still on it. We’d hear stories of people getting to read God’s Word, courtesy of the Communists.”

One time Harry’s father, Pastor Mihet, received a shipment of about 300 Romanian Bibles. Harry said that being caught with one Bible was bad enough, but having 300 copies could be severely punishable. He said it was “contraband,” and was like having a “controlled substance with the intent to distribute.” The “contraband” (the Bibles) was right in the middle of the living room.

Harry says, “Somehow the secret police found out that there were Bibles at the Mihet home. So I remember one night, being woken up by very loud banging at the door and the barks of German shepherd dogs.”

His mother, “quick thinking as she was,” saved the day: “So she takes a piece of plywood, puts it right on top of the Bibles and takes one of her very nice, ornamental table covers and puts it on top of the plywood. So now, all of a sudden, we had a makeshift coffee table inside our living room. It was obviously crooked when you looked at it. But it could pass for a Communist coffee table.”

The secret police came in with their dogs, going from room to room, as they ransacked the house.

Harry continues: “In the meantime, my clever-thinking mother goes and turns on a coffee pot for these folks. Now, coffee is a very rare delicacy in Communist Romania. No one had coffee. The only reason we had some is that the people who snuck in to bring us the Bibles also brought us some coffee.

“So all of a sudden these evil-doers, the secret police, start smelling coffee, this delicacy. My mother brings it out to them and places it right in front of them on our brand new makeshift coffee table.”

The police were taken aback because while they were there to find the Bibles and take them away and arrest the father, instead they were met with hospitality and were offered a “rare delicacy,” of which they gladly partook. They left empty-handed.

Harry concludes, “I believe God covered their eyes, and God stuffed the noses of those German shepherds because not one of them decided to look at our crooked coffee table….God protected the Bibles. God protected us, and God showed His sovereignty in the midst of that situation.”

Fast forward to today. Harry Mihet continues his work defending religious freedom with Liberty Counsel in America. And now, he and Liberty Counsel are partnering with a legal group in Romania to fight for religious liberty in the country of his origin.

America must always remain free. We cannot allow the godless left to stamp out freedom—the way the Communists do when they have full sway. So many people have sacrificed so much so that we might enjoy freedom, above all, religious freedom. We cannot let it slip through our fingers.

©Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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The Historical Roots of Political Correctness

By P. Brooks

“The highest art in the world cannot guild socialism. It is impossible to make beautiful, the denial of liberty.” — Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert, British writer, theorist, philosopher, and 19th century individualist.


Posted by P. Brooks.

America as a nation, is now dominated by an alien system of beliefs, attitudes and values, become known as Political Correctness (PC). It seeks to impose a uniformity in thought & behavior among all Americans and is therefore totalitarian in nature. It has roots in the ideology of Marxism, which requires a radical inversion of the prevailing traditional culture by Cultural Marxism (CM), in order to achieve a social revolution. Such a social revolution is the kind envisioned by Karl Marx, as an inversion of the social order and commensurate inversion of the power structure.

Social revolution has a long history involving a number of disparate forces, conceivably inspired by Plato’s “Republic”. But it was the French Revolution of 1789 which probably inspired Karl Marx to do what he did in the 19th century. In the 20th century, success of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia, sent a wave of optimistic expectation among Marxists in Europe & America believing the new Proletariat world of equality espoused by Karl Marx, was now at hand. Russia, as the first communist nation in the world, would lead revolutionary forces to final victory.

Marxist revolutionaries in Europe could not restrain themselves. They leapt at this opportunity to lead the proletarian workers into a promised new world. There was a Communist ‘Spartacist’ uprising in Berlin, led by Rosa Luxemburg; the creation of a Bavarian ‘Soviet’ in Germany, led by Kurt Eisner and an Hungarian ‘Soviet,’ established by Bella Kun in 1919.

There was great concern Europe might fall, under the banner of Bolshevism.

This sense of impending doom was given vivid life by Trotsky’s Red Army invasion of Poland in 1919, which was expected to begin a triumphant conquest of all Western Europe by Soviet Armed Forces – allied with local communists, according to Lenin’s plan.

However in 1920, Trotsky’s Red Army was defeated by Polish forces at the Battle of The Vistula – and the Spartacist, Bavarian Soviet & Hungarian Soviet moments all failed to gain widespread support of workers and after a brief time, were deposed by opposition forces.  These events created a quandary for Marxist revolutionaries in Europe. Under Marxist economic theory, oppressed workers were supposed to be beneficiaries of a social revolution that would place them on top of the power structure. When revolutionary opportunity presented itself, workers didn’t respond. Marxist revolutionaries did not blame their theory for these failures. They blamed workers. The Marxists resolved their quandary by an analysis focused on the cultural superstructure of society, rather than the economic substructure as Marx had done. Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and the Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs contributed most to this, ‘Cultural’ Marxism.

Antonio Gramsci worked for the Communist International in 1923 – 1924, in Moscow & Vienna. He was later imprisoned in one of Mussolini’s jails where he wrote his famous “Prison Notebooks”. Among Marxists, Gramsci is noted for his theory of cultural & ideological hegemony, as the means of class dominance. His view that a new Communist Man must be made, before any political revolution could succeed, led to a focus on efforts of intellectuals in the fields of education & culture, to perform this task. This was to be a long march through society’s institutions – meaning government, judiciary, military, schools and the media. Gramsci concluded, so long as workers had Christian souls, they would not respond to revolutionary appeals. Multiculturalism thus can be seen as a means of breaking the grip of traditional cultural hegemony on American society.

Georg Lukacs, the son of a wealthy Hungarian banker, began his political life as a key Soviet agent of the Communist International. His book “History and Class Consciousness” gained him recognition as the leading Marxist theorist since Karl Marx.

Like Karl Marx, Lukacs’ primary emotion was hatred.

I saw revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to cultural contradictions of the epoch,” was one of Lukacs’ noxious screeds. In defending Bolshevism, Lukacs proposed, “Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without annihilation of old values and creation of new ones by revolutionaries.”

In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the Bolshevik Bela Kun Regime in Hungary, where he instigated what became known as ‘Culture Terrorism’. Lukacs launched an explosive sex education program. Special lectures were organized in Hungarian schools and literature printed & distributed to instruct children about free love, the nature of sexual intercourse, the archaic nature of bourgeois family codes, the outdatedness of monogamy and the irrelevance of religion, which deprives man of all pleasures. Children urged to reject & deride paternal authority and the authority of the Church – and to ignore precepts of morality – easily & spontaneously turned into delinquents, with whom only the police could cope. This call to rebellion for Hungarian children, was matched by a call to rebellion for Hungarian women. This was a precursor to what Cultural Marxism would later bring to American schools.

As result of a meeting in 1923, attended by Lukacs & other Marxist intellectuals associated with the Communist Party of Germany, the “Institute of Social Research” was founded at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany in 1924. This Institute became known as ‘The Frankfurt School’. Its model was the ”Marx Engels Institute” in Moscow. The members of this Institute prepared numerous studies on beliefs, attitudes and the values they assumed led to the rise of German national socialism. These were critical studies combining Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis.

The sum of these critical studies became known as Frankfurt School Critical Theory.

Frankfurt School Critical Theory was essentially destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture such as Christianity, capitalism, authority, family, patriarchy, hierarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism, convention & conservatism.

Frankfurt School criticisms are reflected in their written works like, “Studies on Authority and the Family”, Erich Fromm’s ”Escape From Freedom” and his ”The Dogma of Christ”, Wilhelm Reich’s ”The Mass Psychology of Fascism” and Theodor Adorno’s “The Authoritarian Personality”, published in 1950.

Frankfurt School Critical Theory encompasses specific sub-theories such as matriarchal theory, androgyny theory, personality theory, prejudice theory, authority theory, family theory, sexuality theory, racial theory, legal theory and literary theory. These various sub-theories are used to induce inversion of the prevailing belief system, so Marxist revolutionaries can engineer a non-violent social revolution. As the Marxist social revolutionaries readily proclaim, their avowed purpose is to destroy the hegemonic white male power structure. This requires the inversion of beliefs of white males, so they feel compelled to relinquish their positions to women & minorities. This reflects the psycho-dynamics of social revolution, that lie at the core of Political Correctness.

The belief in patriarchy is inverted to a belief in matriarchy, in accordance with Frankfurt School matriarchal theory. The belief in distinct gender roles is inverted to belief that gender roles should not exist, in accordance with Frankfurt School androgyny theory. The belief in inherent differences among races is inverted to belief that differences do not exist, in accordance with Frankfurt School racial theory. The belief that heterosexual is the norm is inverted to belief that homosexuality is normal, in accordance with Frankfurt School sexuality theory. Frankfurt School prejudice theory as presented in Theodor Adorno’s “The Authoritarian Personality” had the intended effect of inverting belief about racial discrimination. The belief that racial discrimination was a normal instinctive response to a perceived threat to survival of a race, was inverted to belief that racial discrimination was evidence of social pathology and mental sickness in an individual. This Frankfurt School theory of prejudice was then applied to gender & sexual discrimination in much the same way.

By its very nature, Frankfurt School Critical Theory amounted to a grand scheme for inversion of the intrinsic worth of white heterosexual males, opening an intellectual door to the racial & sexual antagonisms of the Trotskyites, Herbert Marcuse and Betty Friedan. The expressed views of Leon Trotsky, adopted by his ‘Fourth International’, were especially revealing. Trotsky had denounced prejudiced white workers in scathing, bitter terms.  He asserted that due to oppression, Negroes could become the most revolutionary element of the population – and furnish the vanguard of the revolution. Trotsky demanded white workers assist blacks in this revolution.

Most young student leaders of the 1960’s counterculture revolution, to a large extent, followed dictates of Leon Trotsky, attempting to elevate black revolutionaries to positions of leadership. Since the counterculture revolution of the 1960’s was an attempt to invert prevailing culture – as its very description implies – acceptance of an inversion of white & black roles seemed logical to student revolutionaries.  These radical Marxists likewise followed Herbert Marcuse of the Frankfurt School – who became the admired philosopher on 1960’s campuses at American colleges & universities, with his advocacy of women’s & black revolutions.

As a Marxist revolutionary alumnus of the Frankfurt School, Herbert Marcuse became a key practitioner of revolutionary theory in America. In 1947, he argued for a Soviet style republic and welcomed anarchy, disintegration & catastrophe, to bring about revolutionary change. Marcuse preached the “Great Refusal”, sexual liberation and the merits of feminist & black revolutions. His primary thesis was that revolutionaries like university students, ghetto blacks, the alienated, the asocial, and the Third World, could take the place of the Proletariat. In his book, “An Essay On Liberation”, Herbert Marcuse proclaimed his aims of a radical transvaluation of values; the relaxation of taboos; cultural subversion; critical theory and a linguistic rebellion amounting to a methodical reversal of meaning. As for racial conflict, Marcuse echoed, ‘it is true that the white man is guilty and that the black population appears the most natural force of rebellion’. The similarity to Leon Trotsky’s mindset should be noted.

Another important revolutionary contributor to Political Correctness was Betty Friedan, who promoted the modern feminist movement in America & Canada with her book ”The Feminine Mystique”. In that book, she claimed the feminist movement was sex role revolution. This sex role inversion did indeed eventually take the form of the extreme demand for female combat soldiers & female fighter pilots, which was duly complied with by new American males. In her book, Betty Friedan devoted almost a full chapter to Abraham Maslow’s theory of self-actualization.

Abraham Maslow was a social psychologist, who in his early years, did research on female dominance and sexuality. Maslow was a friend of Herbert Marcuse at Brandeis University and had met with Erich Fromm in 1936. Maslow was so impressed by Fromm’s Frankfurt School ideology he wrote an article entitled, “The Authoritarian Character Structure”, published in 1944. This piece reflected the personality theory of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. Maslow was likewise impressed with Wilhelm Reich, another Frankfurt Schooler & originator of personality theory – which became integral to Marxist ideology in America.

The significance of the historical roots of Political Correctness cannot be fully comprehended unless Betty Friedan’s sex-role revolution is viewed for what it really is – a manifestation of a social revolutionary process begun by Karl Marx himself. Friedan’s reliance on Abraham Maslow’s reflection of Frankfurt School Marxist ideology is but one indicator.  The very idea of her sex role inversion corresponds with Georg Lukacs’ annihilation of old values & creation of new ones by Marxist revolutionaries and Herbert Marcuse’s radical transvaluation of all values. But the idea of transforming a patriarchy into a matriarchy – which is what a sex role inversion is designed to do – can be connected directly to Frederick Engel’s book, “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State”, published in 1884, which popularized a currently adopted feminist belief that deep-rooted discrimination against an oppressed female sex was a function of patriarchy.

Belief that matriarchy is the solution to patriarchy flows from Karl Marx’s comments in his ’The German Ideology” of 1845. In that document Marx advanced the theory that wives & children were the first property of patriarchal males, which Engels elaborated upon in his book, from notes by Marx. The Frankfurt School’s matriarchal theory and its related androgyny theory both originated from these sources. So there is historical consistency to this sex aspect of the Marxist social revolution. There is another historical consistency to the racial aspect of Marxist social revolution. Karl Marx had a revolutionary friend named Moses Hess, who introduced him to communism. In 1865, Hess wrote a dictum in his book, ”Rome and Jerusalem” that race struggle was primary. This could be seen as the inspiration of the Frankfurt School’s prejudice theory, as well as the attitudes of Leon Trotsky & Herbert Marcuse on the race subject.

There is further historical consistency to Marxist social revolution related to the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory as destructive criticism. In his 1844 war plan against the Prussian State, Karl Marx was more blunt about his use of ruthless criticism. Criticism was a weapon to destroy. He intended to destroy the bourgeois middle class in class warfare. Under Marx’s formula, the middle class Bourgeoisie would become the oppressing class, in which evils of society would be concentrated – and thus regarded as the notorious center of crime for the whole society. The middle class would be criminalized. This was the initial part of Karl Marx’s social revolutionary process leading to middle class disintegration. Later similarity to Herbert Marcuse’s use of the term ‘disintegration’ should be observed. In 1969, Marcuse wrote in “The Carnivorous Society”, What we must undertake is a type of diffuse and dispersed disintegration of the system.

It happens the Frankfurt School’s book, ”The Authoritarian Personality” authored by Theodor Adorno, et al, edited by Max Horkheimer & published in 1950, was a seminal event, because of its substantial impact on American social psychologists & social scientists of the day. It was one of a series of books entitled, “Studies on Prejudice”. Adorno’s premise evolved from a simplified formula developed by the Frankfurt School in Europe. Christianity plus capitalism, plus patriarchal authoritarian family, created a character prone to racial prejudice & German fascism. After the Frankfurt School group of social revolutionaries came to America in the mid-1930’s, they looked around and observed an America that was Christian, capitalist and with patriarchal families – so they sensed potential for authoritarian regime, as had came about in the Hitlerian Germany they left. As a result, ”The Authoritarian Personality” came to serve as an ideological handbook for a national campaign against any kind of prejudice or discrimination, on the theory that if these evils were not eradicated, another Holocaust might ensue. Political Correctness evolved from that milieu.

What had begun with the founding of the Frankfurt School in 1924, as destructive criticism of the elements of Western culture, had ended in “The Authoritarian Personality”, as a psychological method for pathologizing any evidence of religious, cultural or racial superiority, in the thinking & behavior among an American majority. No single religion was to be superior. No single culture was to be superior. No single race was to be superior. So multiculturalism was invented. And then no single sex was to be superior. And with nothing superior, there was nothing to value. It was to be a matter of choice by the individual self, since there was to be no higher authority than self. This is the very essence of Political Correctness. It serves as the means to conduct the psychic decapitation of any potential leader who might seek to unify Americans, on the basis of a shared religion, culture or race. Americans were to be kept fragmented by this radical individualism & subjected to a national condition of cognitive dissonance – meaning massive confusion over beliefs & values.

Then America could be treated as one vast psychopathic ward – and controlled accordingly.

The method selected by Marxist social revolutionaries to control the American people is rather simple. It is the use of dialectical stages of operant conditioning words. Only instead of the bourgeois middle class being made to bear the brunt of all society’s ills and merit the criminalization of that class – as Karl Marx proposed – the modern Cultural Marxists have substituted white heterosexual males as the class to be criminalized, with charges of racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia or xenophobia, as given particular circumstances require. They have manipulated the federal government itself into passing laws & regulations against discrimination, to keep white males in their ‘psychic iron cage’, where they fear to challenge what is being done to the American nation. Then Hate Crimes were added to this cultural terrorism, to keep white males in their place. This was an inversion of reality, since those originating the charge of Hate Crimes were the ones actually guilty of attempting to destroy the white male power structure.

This is what Frankfurt School Critical Theory is all about inversion.

A review of the historical roots of Political Correctness would not be complete without reference to the psychological process of dialectic stages of operant conditioning, by words directed against the larger body of Western Man generally, before Frankfurt School Critical Theory came to be used against American white males. For more than a hundred years, Marxist social revolutionaries have leveled criminal-like charges of imperialism, colonialism, militarism, chauvinism, feudalism as well as fascism and Nazism in later years against Western Man. These words are still part of the Marxist vocabulary. But they were used only in the first dialectic stage. What has been happening in America is the second stage. First stage was designed to destroy the whole Western structure of power, which in earlier times dominated the world. Now in America, the process is the same, except social revolution in America is just part of this larger global picture.

The visible evidence Political Correctness reigns supreme over the American landscape is not a nice sight to behold, in the eyes of traditional Americans. For all practical purposes, the social revolution promoted by Marxists of the Frankfurt School and others like Leon Trotsky, Herbert Marcuse & Betty Friedan, has been successfully executed in America. There is virtually no sphere of American life left untouched. The revolutionary inversions of the prevailing belief system – as a result of Frankfurt School Critical Theory – has had the effect of preparing Americans for an ongoing & steadily increasing displacement of white males, by women & minorities in government, judicial, military, education & informational structures of society, as the Marxist revolutionaries intended. For example, at the 1996 Democratic National Convention, fifty percent of delegates were women. The Republican National Convention was not much better in its pandering. There was loud cheers when the first woman was appointed Secretary of State in 1997. Before that, the President’s cabinet consisted of just four Euro-white males – out of fourteen cabinet posts. The remainder were women & minorities. Herbert Marcuse should be proud, for there were no complaints. So would deceased Antonio Gramsci – especially if he knew about the ordination of women in churches and the gender-neutering & demasculation of prayer books and other texts in synagogues. This leads to expanding sexual madness in the land, brought on by Frankfurt School Critical Theory, which became transposed into our present bane of Political Correctness.

Originally published by the Free Congress Foundation, Number 44, June 1997

AUTHOR

Raymond V. Raehn

Raymond V. Raehn holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He flew Navy fighter planes during World War II and became the Commander of a fighter squadron some years later. After serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operation, he retired to head a real estate development company. In 1981, he founded the United States Global Strategy Council and served as its president as an advocate of a comprehensive U.S. national security strategy which became law in 1986. He operates a family cattle ranch in South Texas.

©Raymond V. Raehn. All rights reserved. This column is republished with permission.

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The Boast in the Machine

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

Voting machines caused chaos in Maricopa County, Arizona on Election Day:

“Maricopa County was absolutely insane,” [a voter] said. “I mean, I woke up to messages everywhere about, you know, this polling location is closed, people are in line, they’re kicking them out, this polling location is closed, whatever.”

We “got in line, I got my ballot, filled it out, went to the machines, and it was rejected,” she continued. “Then they said, ‘Go over to the other machine,’ it was rejected…. And finally, after about 10 times, we spoiled it….  And finally, my third ballot and about, you know, five or six times they finally accepted it…. And that was happening all around me.

The problems affected 70 vote centers in the county, seven percent of all in-person votes cast there on Election Day.  Most of them still had not been counted a week later.

An election judge in a Republican area in the county believes the problems were intentional.  The tabulators were set up for 19-inch ballots, but the ballots were 20 inches and rejected.

I wish I could tell you these were the only problems with machines in this year’s elections, but there were lots more.

Twenty-five thousand votes for a third-party candidate for U.S. Senate in New York disappeared overnight.  This has not been explained, as far as I’m aware.  Also in New York, identical election results were reported across multiple counties, with Democrats winning every time.  How does that happen?

Voting machines went out of service in New Jersey and Texas.

Security features were found to be turned off in several voting machines in Georgia.  This was discovered when a fraudulent ballot printed on looseleaf paper turned up.  The machines are supposed to detect when the paper does not meet requirements.  So who turned off the security features and why?

A Democrat in Colorado was arrested for inserting a USB flash drive into a voting machine during a primary election in June.  This is one way to get a machine to flip votes.

We keep hearing that voting machines don’t connect to the Internet and, thus, results can’t be tampered with from the outside, but the Colorado Secretary of State admitted in writing Dominion machines have Wi-Fi connectivity.

An audit in New Mexico last month found a 25 percent difference between machine counts and hand counts in a primary election.

In a Virginia county, it was found the number of votes recorded by scanners was different from the number of paper ballots dropping down into the box below.  How does that happen?

None of this inspires confidence, especially when you hear things like Barack Obama saying in 2008 “I tell you what, it helps in Ohio that we got Democrats in charge of the machines.”   Or a Dominion voting system executive caught on video explaining to election officials in 2020 how to use the machines to alter election results.  Or the director of an electronic voting system company admitting that an entire election in Venezuela was stolen when a million votes were flipped in 2017.

No wonder some people want to get rid of the machines entirely and count paper ballots by hand again, like in France which doesn’t seem to have any trouble getting it done the same day.  Short of that, machine certification standards could be tightened, elections officials could do a better job of selecting equipment that actually meets specifications, and machines could be tested more rigorously before elections.  Whatever the solution, it’s clear the present state of affairs causes distrust in our elections and is, therefore, untenable.

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COVID-shot Echoes: I Had a Most Odd Experience Saturday

By Selwyn Duke

In “My troubling COVID vaccine story experiences,” I wrote last year about how within a short period of time I met three men at the same recreational area who announced to me they’d had heart attacks. All three had previously taken the coronavirus genetic-therapy agents (GTAs, aka “vaccines”). Add the friend who suffered heart inflammation and the neighbor of mine who had an adverse reaction after having the shots, and it was quite a series of “anomalies.” I’ve had another similar experience now, too.

While in a supermarket checkout line Saturday, I got to talking to the fellow behind me, who was holding a pair of floral bouquets. He’d bought them for two different funerals. One was for his brother, who’d died of a heart attack — at age 24. The other was for a friend’s son who’d passed away. I asked him how old was the son was.

“He was in first grade,” the man replied.

“What happened to him?” I then queried. The fellow said he didn’t know, that the boy was found “dead in bed”; he’d died in his sleep.

Having studied COVID since the “pandemic’s” beginning and the GTAs’ secondary effects since the drugs’ introduction, you can probably guess what immediately occurred to me. But the man was glassy-eyed and obviously grieving, and I felt it would’ve been inappropriate to inquire about the departed’s GTA status, so I didn’t. But I wouldn’t want to bet they hadn’t had the shots.

Naysayers will claim I’m jumping to conclusions, but here’s the point: I’m well into middle age (very well!), and I’d never before had so many odd experiences such as those outlined above. What’s more, my anecdotal experiences accord with data showing there has been an enormous amount of increased mortality since the GTAs’ introduction.

Flashback: Just consider the December 30, 2021 testimonial of Scott Davison, CEO of insurance company OneAmerica, who spoke of a spike in mortality his industry was seeing that was worse than that associated with a one-in-200-year catastrophe. Bear in mind when reading the below that Davison wasn’t making any political point when delivering his information; in fact, there’s no indication that he’s even an ideologue. As The Center Square wrote January 1:

OneAmerica is a $100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

“And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

“Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

Davison was one of several business leaders who spoke during the virtual news conference on Dec. 30 that was organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths, Davison said.

“What the data is showing to us is that the deaths that are being reported as COVID deaths greatly understate the actual death losses among working-age people from the pandemic. It may not all be COVID on their death certificate, but deaths are up just huge, huge numbers.”

Now, note that that this “third quarter,” 2021 age-18-to-64 death increase generally coincides with when the GTAs were pushed on people under 65.

It was once vanishingly rare to hear about a young 20-something dying of a coronary or an apparently healthy seven-year-old passing away in his sleep. But such incidents occur with regularity now (related example here).

Unfortunately, establishment institutions have no interest in investigating this mortality, not any more than mainstream media have a desire to cover it. Too many powerful people are implicated. After all, it isn’t just Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of our time’s true villains, who has dirty hands. Politicians, bureaucrats, media figures and other influential figures all conspired to strong-arm Americans into taking the GTAs while censoring, demeaning and canceling those who dared dispute their narrative. The hole they’re in is so deep, all they can do is keep digging and wait for this all to “go away.”

My only hope is that a nation with a less compromised medical establishment (perhaps Sweden or Japan?) will investigate and expose the truth about the GTAs. Regardless, there’s a reason why Rabbi Hillel Handler, Hagar Schafrir and other Holocaust survivors labeled the mass GTA inoculation scheme a “Holocaust” last year and, along with other figures, have called for the Nuremberg Code’s application: The worldwide GTA push may thus far be the crime of the century.

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