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The Menace of Sharia Law in Western Democracies

By Amil Imani

Within the twisted worldview of the Muslims, adherence to Sharia Law is not just a choice; it is a mandate provided by their God, ‘Allah,’ a dark covenant that binds them to an evil destiny. These stone-age rules, steeped in brutality and devoid of compassion, serve as the twisted backbone of their society. Any attempt to question or challenge Sharia Law is met with ruthless reprisals, as the Muslims view dissent as a threat to their oppressive regime.

In this nightmarish reality, the concept of justice becomes a grotesque parody. Courts of law are replaced by arbitrary tribunals where the whims of the Muslims dictate the fate of the accused. Trials, if they can be called that, are nothing more than kangaroo courts designed to legitimize the preordained outcomes. The innocent tremble in terror, knowing that any semblance of fairness has been banished from this warped legal system.

Under the ominous specter of Sharia Law, the populace lives in perpetual trepidation, for these Muslims recognize no bounds in their quest for dominance. The once-stable foundations of society crumble, replaced by a lawless abyss where the strong prey on the weak without consequence. The Muslims thrive on this anarchy, reveling in the chaos they sow as the very notion of order becomes a distant memory.

In this harrowing landscape, the international community watches in horror, realizing the contagion of Sharia Law threatens to spread beyond its borders. The ominous whispers of this dark ideology reach far and wide, casting a pall over the future of civilization. As Muslims continue to flaunt the conventions of decency and morality, the world teeters on the precipice of a global nightmare, where the rule of law is nothing more than a relic of a bygone era. The question that hangs ominously in the air is whether the forces of reason and justice can muster the strength to confront and extinguish the encroaching darkness before it consumes us all.

What is incredible is the gall and audacity of devout Muslims in demanding that Western and other democracies legalize Sharia in their societies. Countries such as Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, and other European countries, as well as Canada and the United States, with large populations of Muslims, mostly recent arrivals, and ironically, drawn by the allure of democratic freedoms, are experiencing the insistent demands by Muslims to have Sharia rule their Islamic communities.

Paradoxically, they seek to replace these very freedoms with the oppressive shackles of Sharia Law. The clamor for the legitimization of Sharia within Islamic communities is nothing less than chilling; it is a testament to the insatiable hunger for dominance that lies at the core of this ideological menace.

Therefore, the audacious push for the legalization of Sharia in Western democracies is nothing short of a bold attempt to subvert the very principles upon which these nations were built. The Muslims, driven by an unrelenting desire to impose their archaic worldview, are exploiting the freedoms and tolerance of these democracies to advance their sinister agenda. It is a Trojan horse of the most insidious kind, threatening to unleash a tsunami of darkness that would engulf the bedrock values of these societies.

The Muslims, seemingly emboldened by their growing numbers, exhibit an unwavering determination to impose Sharia not only within their communities but also on the broader societal landscape. The audacity lies not just in their requests for cultural accommodation but in the blatant disregard for the principles of pluralism and individual liberties that form the bedrock of democratic societies.

In the face of such audacious demands, division looms over these democratic nations. The fabric of multiculturalism, celebrated for fostering diversity and coexistence, now faces the dangerous threat of unraveling. The Muslims’ insistence on the legalization of Sharia stands as a stark challenge to the ideals of tolerance and mutual respect that have been carefully cultivated over decades.

As the Muslims persist in their brave attempts to normalize Sharia within Western democracies, a looming question arises: Will the foundations of these nations prove resilient enough to withstand this ideological onslaught, or are we witnessing the gradual erosion of the principles that have defined these societies for generations? The struggle for the soul of democracy intensifies, and the resilience of these nations will be tested in the crucible of cultural clashes as the Muslims unapologetically press forward with their audacious demands, threatening to reshape the very landscapes of freedom and justice.

This is just the beginning, and it may seem relatively harmless to the simpletons in our midst. Yet, once Sharia is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule not only on matters that concern Muslims but also those that may involve Muslims and non-Muslims. Under Sharia, a Muslim man married to a non-Muslim woman can divorce the woman at will, automatically have custody of the children, and toss the wife out of “his” home with just about no compensation.

Yes, mark my words – The seemingly innocuous beginnings of the push for Sharia’s recognition are nothing short of the opening gambit in a dangerous game that threatens to engulf entire societies in its suffocating grasp. To the unsuspecting, it may appear as a harmless accommodation to the cultural nuances of the Muslim community. However, this is a calculated maneuver, a strategic move on the grand chessboard of ideology, where the pawns are the fundamental principles of justice, equality, and individual rights.

Once Sharia gains even the slightest foothold, its insidious influence creeps beyond the confines of Muslim matters, insinuating itself into the lives of both Muslims and non-Muslims. The ominous implications unfold like a dark tapestry, weaving a narrative of subjugation and injustice transcending cultural boundaries.

Under the looming specter of Sharia, the very fabric of familial relationships is torn asunder. A Muslim man, married to a non-Muslim woman, becomes a pawn in a legal game where the rules are designed to favor one ideology over another. The perverse provisions of Sharia grant him the arbitrary power to sever marital ties at will, leaving his non-Muslim wife in a nightmarish limbo.

The repercussions extend far beyond the emotional turmoil of divorce. Sharia dictates that the Muslim man, by the stroke of a legal pen, automatically gains custody of the children, stripping the non-Muslim mother of her maternal rights. This heart-wrenching separation becomes not only a personal tragedy but a glaring example of the gross injustices perpetuated in the name of an antiquated legal code.

The insidious nature of Sharia is further laid bare when it comes to property rights. The Muslim man, armed with the weapon of Sharia, has the authority to unceremoniously cast his non-Muslim wife out of “his” home, leaving her with minimal recourse and virtually no compensation. The sanctity of the family home, once considered a haven, becomes a battleground where Sharia’s brutal tenets override the principles of fairness and equity.

The implications are increasingly dire. What may seem like a benign concession to cultural differences reveals itself as a sinister ploy, threatening to dismantle the foundations of justice, equality, and individual autonomy that are the cornerstones of a just society. The ominous reality is that once Sharia gains recognition, the erosion of fundamental rights will follow, casting a dark shadow over the very essence of a fair and equitable legal system.

This is the beginning and the prelude to a disturbing descent into an abyss of legal injustice and societal upheaval.

©2024 Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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The Democrat Party: America’s Socialist Mafia

By Simona Pipko

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is Threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual Life. If you can undermine these three areas, America will Collapse from within.”   — Joseph Stalin


A new Gallup poll finds the percentage of Americans who consider themselves Democrats has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded. Just 27% of Americans consider themselves Democrats, the lowest share recorded since Gallup began caking political party identification. I know why it’s happened and have been writing about the Democrat party as the #1 enemy of America’s Constitutional Republic for forty-three years. Neither a politician or Academia have explained the phenomenon that I have been warning you for decades. Read my latest column: The Putin/Biden Plot Against America’s Constitutional Republic, January 11, 2024.

The real understanding of the predicament in America didn’t come from a politician or academia. It came from a career pilot, a real patriot of America Ray DiLorenzo in his superb piece The 2024 Election: The Final Battle, Canada Free Press, January 28, 2024.Two paragraphs in the middle of the piece present an actual picture of our life in the beginning of 2024America:

“These are the people who have taken leadership positions against America. They are globalist socialists, allied with the fascist World Economic Forum, the UN, the World Health Organization, globalist billionaire oligarchs, climate change fanatics, and supporters of eugenics, preparing the world for a new vision. A world where America is nothing but another cog in a big wheel, reduced to servitude and God is dead

These are the people who know they must win the 2024 election. They, most assuredly, have contingency plans to either win the election by fraud, assure Trump as a lame duck president, or eliminate him altogether. Watch for coordinated riots and continued censorship. They are the lowest of the lows. They only care about their money and power. They care nothing about America or its people. A loss for them could mean indictments, prison, or death…”

Reading those two paragraphs has awoken the images and faces of the Russian/Soviet apparatchiks flooding in my brain… That was a brilliant identification of the people in the Democrat party as well and recent actionsof the Biden White House confirms that identification. As of January 25, 2024, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 128 executive orders, 166 presidential memoranda, 552 proclamations, and 109 notices. Watching and listening to Biden, please, think about two-fold questions: What objectives does the White House pursue by all mentioned above actions? I have been warning you about Biden’s demolishing American capitalism for the last three years. I have also warned you about his attempt to implement Soviet Socialism, which I called Soviet Fascism, in America. The second part of the question: Does Biden have the mental capacity to do all of that?

The answer to the first part of the question is illustrated by Ray DiLorenzo in his brilliant book: The 2024 Election: The Final Battle, January 28, 2024. The answer also has been delivered by my writings during the last forty-three years: the Democrat party is #1 enemy of America’s Constitutional republic, by attempting to implement the ideology of Soviet Socialism, which I called Soviet Fascism, in America. The answer to the second part is very simple: yes, or no. The Gallup poll has shown the answer with an astounding NO! The Democrats feel pain in their purses and learned something they hadn’t known before, and are now leaving the Democrat party. They lost confidence in Biden. I am in total agreement with Ray DiLorenzo on the substance of the events and predicament in America...

However, we have different experiences in life and therefore different knowledge. He saw and named our enemy the Left, I disagreed and wrote about the Russian Intel, to be precise about the KGB’s Mafia/Army for forty-three years. I believe that my writings are the crux of the matter, and Republicans will never defeat the Democrats without that knowledge. Yes, knowledge of Russian history, Stalinism, and Stalin’s weaponized Intel Apparatus is a must. All three will bring to light: why only 33% of Americans support Biden’s Presidency, who runs America, and why I called Biden’s White House—Controlled Opposition, an American Tragedy...

You live through that tragedy and wait for the 2024 election to stop it. Wrong! We should stop it immediately, if we know about our American Tragedy. But we don’t. Neither decent Democrats, nor Republicans know about the current American Tragedy allowing Vladimir Putin to run a global war against our country through the White House with impunity. A born defender, I was teaching you how to defend yourself, your family, your country and Western civilization as a whole. I have been warning you about Democrat Socialist Charlatans in America plotting with Russian Intel against America’s Constitutional republic for decades. Russia’s influence started decades ago, in the abortion choice in America. Socialist Charlatansare using a linguistic ploy to fool American women.https://bit.ly/3yicxX3 

 Unfortunately, not enough Americans heard my warning, Alas! Read my column: A Spy Ring: Putin-Xi-Obama-Biden, October 8, 2020.

Yes, it is not Marxism with its hostile ideological planning to wage global war against capitalism and dismantle private property. To accomplish that agenda, Marxism needed the resources of the government and the system of Intelligence–the apparatus of superior forces–the cadres of aggressive compulsion. Marx didn’t have it in the 19th century. The victory of the Socialist Revolution in Russia gave Stalin the opportunity to design both: a war strategy and to buildIntel apparatus in the 20th century Russia… As a former Soviet attorney, I have been writing about that ambitious apparatus using the term KGB in all my books and columns for forty-three years. Read my book: Socialist Revolution in America, XLIBRIS, 2021, learn how Vladimir Putin waged Socialist revolution in America

As a Soviet defense attorney and a member of the Soviet/Russian legal community for 25 years, I knew the KGB’s Mafia/Army—the Evil Doer pretty well. Of course, my knowledge of history and other smart,savvy and decent authors helped me to come from the name KGB to that long current name finally. It was my love for America and a huge gratitude for accommodation that has driven me to research Soviet Socialism, to write the truth and warn you...

The Soviet Mafia in America

When George Orwell was writing his “1984” he had the Soviet Union or Russia as a model before him in the 1930-1940s. The brilliant book will live forever, warning you to watch “Big Brother” and “Ministry of Truth.” It was the time of Stalinist “Iron Curtain,” a time of vast secrecy upon the formation of Stalinist Soviet Socialism, a totalitarian system with weaponized security apparatus. Fifty years later, my colleague, a famous Russian defense attorney Arcady Vaksberg published his book “The Soviet Mafia”, a masterpiece about authoritarian Soviet Socialism and its bureaucracy as an instrument of control and power—The Soviet Mafia. The book can be the current addition and political explanation of Orwell’s warning. Published by St. Martin Press in 1991, it discusses the character of the Soviet leaders, their criminal activities and also predicts instability and destruction in the world.

There are three main concepts in the book:

1. The Evil Empire may be dead, but not the evil that drove it—the Soviet Mafia.

2. The book gives us a new definition of political forces and their leaders, previously known as Communists, the KGB, and the Soviets—a new collective identity—the Soviet Mafia.

3. The Soviet Mafia is a multinational political force and has no particular ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race.

“Vaksberg redefines the old terms of Soviet history and points to a new collective identity, the Soviet Mafia, the nucleus of an organized criminal enterprise. He notes that while the former Soviet republics, the so-called New Independent States, have different cultures and religions and speak different languages, all their governments participate in the Soviet Mafia. The Soviet mafia, St. Martin Press, 1991, p. 53.

“…a new collective identity, the Soviet Mafia, the nucleus of an organized criminal enterprise” shocked me. If the KGB’s Mafia/Army—the Evil Doer — is the operative part of Stalin’s Soviet Socialism, the Soviet Mafia was its essence—Stalin’s agenda to build One World Socialist Government under Russia’s rule. The concept of the Soviet Mafia has been implemented to all Socialist countries, known today: Mongolia, North Korea, China, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. Knowing the critical significance of this concept and its anti-Semitic nature, I have widened it by a term—the new “Axis of Evil“ under Russia’s umbrella. Time is money, I have done it purposely to emphasize the importance of Stalinism, which I am recognizing on American soil today. It came to America, too. Read my column: The Stalinist’s Now Run America January 1, 2022.

So, the new “Axis of Evil” continues to grow and in addition to socialist countries now has Islamic Iran, which is showing the fraudulent nature of Stalinist ideology and proves my calling Soviet socialism, Soviet Fascism. Ray DiLorenzo also warned you about an American Tragedy: “The Deep State is where the previous administrations most notably Obama’s, sowed the seeds of communism and fascism.” “Obama was indeed, a carefully crafted, manufactured Manchurian candidate.”  He is right, but he didn’t refine the force that “carefully crafted, manufactured Manchurian candidate.” I did it and did it purposely knowing Stalin’s agenda to create One World Government under Russia’s rule, which meant destruction of American capitalism and implementation of fraudulent Soviet Socialism. Those exact events are going on in Biden’s America today and Iran illustrates the Democrat’s traditions of appeasing the enemy by covering up the truth

We have been at war with Iran for decades: On October 23, 1983, its proxy Hezbollah killed 241 U.S. military personnel, including 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers in a terrorist attack. Read: 1983 Beirut barracks bombings, Wikipedia. Presenting a new term the “Axis of Evil” I did it to focus your attention on Vladimir Putin’s personality now as a devoted disciple of Stalin/Andropov in Russia. The day he moved to Moscow, to join Yeltsin administration, a militarization and weaponization of Iran began, after the Yeltsin policy break. Stalin had married the Communist Ideology with Islam; Putin resumed Stalin’s policy. The facility to produce Drones in Iran has been built under Putin’s personal supervision…The history of the Iran war reveals Russia’s aggressive role in the Middle East for decades. You can read all factors including the Yemen revolution incited by Russia in 2014, in my columns or my book: Socialist Revolution in America, XLIBRIS, 2021.

There is an inextricable connection between the KGB’s Mafia/Army and America’s Socialist Mafia—it is the Evil Doer great achievement overturning Truman’s party to Socialism. I called members of America’s Mafia Socialist Charlatans, they called themselves Globalists. They are changing their names as the KGB used to do changing the name 8-9 times to cover up the crimes committed. Today it is the FSB with the same mission and agenda of its predecessor the KGB in Russia. Socialist Charlatans in China called themselves Communists, using Marxist rhetoric like Stalin did, but they have never had a Socialist base to build Communist classless society. They are using a fraudulent dogma of Stalinist Soviet Socialism and will never be successful. Remember Socialist modus operandi: lies, deception, secrecy, and fraud. Watch Soros, Debbie Dingle or Jim Clyburn and many others and you will recognize the globalists or Socialist Charlatans in America

Socialist Charlatans will make many promises. But be aware; the globalists’ revenge will guarantee to equal their promises. Joe Biden now is an old senile Socialist. Being well in 2014, he helped Vladimir Putin to suffocate a young Ukrainian democracy fighting Soviet Fascism. Since then, Biden and his staff continued colluding with Putin’s Evil Doer. A disastrous American border crisis is a result of that collusion, when both sides of the border have the same agenda and help each other. The Russian Cartels in Mexico are the several criminal gangs like MS-13. The Cartels were established by Stalin in 1950-1960th –we are at WWIII. Another example is Syria: the Syria’s militia was created by Russia in the 1970th read my column: Russia and Failed American Intelligence: The North Korea, Syria, Putin, Obama Connection, April 20, 2017.

I introduced you to my definition of WWIII twenty years ago: Recruitment and Drugs, Infiltration and Assassinations. Please, also remember Vaksberg’s definition of the Soviet Mafia: “…a new collective identity, the Soviet Mafia, the nucleus of an organized criminal enterprise. Vaksberg’s book is about how the ENTIRE SOVIET SYSTEM *WAS* a Mafia operation. I see the same in Biden’s America today.Knowing my definition of WWIII will help you to grasp it.  A former Trump administration official has died after being shot in an attempted carjacking spree in downtown Washington, D.C., last Monday, the victim’s family confirmed to The Hill. 2/4/2024. It is not a carjacking spree, but a Mafia operation, an assassination of Trump’s official and it is not the first one, let alone an official total war against all Trump’s supporters

Knowledge is Power! The absence of knowledge brings chaos and war. We are witnessing this exact predicament in Biden’s America and the world today. Don’t expect an adequate and aggressive response from Biden’s team for killing three American servicemen. Biden won’t demonstrate deterrence, he represents a Controlled Opposition, controlled by Vladimir Putin—he is Putin’s proxy. Yes, it is not Marxism, but the KGB’s Mafia/Army—the Evil Doer that unites all countries of the new “Axis of Evil” to implement a fraudulent Ideology of Stalinist Soviet Socialism, attacking Western civilization from both outside and inside. That causes all America’s problems and that was my reason for writing about it for forty-three years. Knowledge is power, it is imperative to win the ongoing global war against American Capitalism…

My fellow Americans! Educate yourselves by reading my columns. Don’t allow foreign thugs to implement Soviet Fascism in America!

Don’t allow foreign thugs to dismantle our system of checks and balances and the American Constitutional republic designed and left to us by our Founding Fathers!

Freedom’s torch is yours!

©2024. Simona Pipko. All rights reserved.

To be continued at www.simonapipko.com and at www.drrichswier.com/author/spipkpo/

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Suzanne Harp Is the Fighter Texas Needs

By Amil Imani


The price of freedom is acceptance of God’s guidance.” — Calvin Coolidge


Praise be to the core of goodness that binds us as devoted lovers of Texan and American values. Our nation is bleeding under the dark cloak of a tyrant, and we need to elect our candidates with care.

The Republican primaries are right around the corner. The collective voice of the voters will play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of the party and its nominee for the 2024 U.S. presidential election. As the primaries unfold across different states and territories, the decisions made by the voters will significantly impact the trajectory of the Republican Party’s presidential nomination process.

This is America, where the voter is king. And when one is king, he needs to be a wise king. This implies that we should carefully consider the candidates’ qualifications, track records, and policies to ensure that they choose someone who will lead effectively and wisely.

Faced with a ruthless enemy bent on your destruction, you either stand and fight or cut and run, hoping the enemy will not pursue you to your grave.

Once again, it is decision time. So, we want to refresh the voters’ memory to help them make wise decisions. The vote you cast will not simply replace one politician with another. At this point, every vote has significant existential implications. Whether we like it or not, we are indeed in a war of survival with Marxist Democrats and liberal Republicans.

Therefore, voters must remain informed and make their choices based on their own assessments rather than solely on endorsements. It is the fundamental duty of the voter to research each candidate thoroughly, understand their positions on critical issues, and evaluate how well they can represent the interests of the nation and the Republican Party. We do well to recognize that short-sighted people with short memories are prone to make terrible choices, even with the best intentions.

With a background in business, Suzanne Harp merges with a passion for public service and arises as a convincing figure competing for a seat in Texas’ 3rd Congressional District. As a businesswoman, she is passionate about building scalable, high-growth business models and fostering a client-centric culture with the highest integrity.

An America First candidate, Suzanne Harp, holds the key and promise for our homeland’s revival and its complete freedom from the yolk of ignorance that has created great hardship for millions of Americans. Harp’s platform emphasizes economic prosperity, making America energy independent, ensuring election integrity, and securing the border.

As a candidate, she believes in serving the people and advancing liberty by upholding and defending the U.S. Constitution. Her campaign focuses on expanding educational freedom, ending woke indoctrination, securing the border with common-sense reforms, supporting vocational skills training in schools, and fighting against government mandates regarding masks or vaccines. Her campaign also highlights her commitment to energy independence, advocating for the Keystone pipeline’s renegotiation and opposing the Biden administration’s pipeline termination.

Additionally, she supports startups and independent inventors as crucial for fostering innovation, economic growth, and job creation.
Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, the left has lost its collective mind. They have gone into a stage of sheer lunacy and have not returned. Yet, Americans shall overcome the poison that curses us and turn away from the doctrine of Marxism and destruction to our way of life and construction. Through informed and conscientious participation, we can steer the course toward a society that reflects the values and aspirations of patriotic Americans.
With a professional background in strategic accounts and a solid connection to Texas as a sixth-generation Texan, Suzanne Harp’s candidacy represents a combination of her professional expertise and personal values, positioning her as a convincing figure for the congressional seat in Texas’s 3rd District.

Our best hope for safety is to resist Marxism and to elect a person who understands it and fights back. Suzanne Harp is a person who fights not only for her constituents but also for America, our freedom, and the collective desire for stronger defense of American traditions and liberties.

Freedom may suffer retreats periodically, and tyranny may advance occasionally. Yet, we must elect a fighter like Suzzanne who will meet any challenge and pay any price to safeguard the precious treasure of freedom for ourselves and the next generation. She is a compelling figure, and her candidacy is the best potential positive for Texas.

We Americans greatly cherish freedom, perhaps a bit more than others. The recognition of freedom’s intrinsic value and responsibilities remains a cornerstone of American identity and political discourse. And we keep in mind that freedom is not free. Anyone or any party that promises otherwise is either a fool or a charlatan.

©2024. Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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Trump wants the RNC Chair Fired … What We Need is a New Congress!

By Geoff Ross

I have no doubt that former President Donald Trump thinks that Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is the niece of Socialist Republican In Name Only (RINO) Mitt Romney, needs to be fired.

In my personal opinion its not her fault that the RNC has had its lowest fundraising year in about ten years but the buck stops with her.

The fault sits squarely on the weak spineless Republican congress UniParty working hand in hand with the Communist Democrats trying to dismantle our Republic.

The conservative base of our country can no longer support a political party that has zero leadership and which no longer represents the core constitutional values of our nation.

The GOP have refused to submit a balanced budget, they will not impeach the criminal Marxist Joe Biden and they will not protect our borders.

The GOP have more excuses than a high school kid turning in his failed report card to mom.

The Republicans could easily block the weaponized judicial federal enemy of “We the people” by defunding the Biden Communist machine.

The GOP could do so much more to protect the fiscal security of our country. But they don’t.

Thus the RNC is having an extremely difficult job raising money. It’s down to a pitiful $8 million in cash.

Trump will be the Republican Party nominee for President by March of 2024 in my estimate and thus by virtue of this political win he becomes head of the GOP.

Trump though is actually an independent capitalist entrepreneur and not so much a Republican, but he’s stuck within this useless two party system.

The RNC needs a new leader but more importantly we need a new Republican congress with a backbone and a mindset of pure constitutional governance.

We currently don’t have that with the exception of a few patriots like Matt Gaetz (R-Fl) and perhaps only a dozen more.

Trump wants new leadership at the RNC as per his statement to Fox News.

“You have to understand, I have nothing to do with the RNC, I’m separate,” Trump told host Fox News Maria Bartiromo.

He also stated “ I would say right now there will probably be some changes made,”

But ultimately in my own opinion we only need new Republican congressional leadership that follows constitutional governance and who follows the will of the majority of Americans in our republic.

The head of the RNC is not the problem even if she is related to Socialist Republican in Name Only Mitt Romney.

The real problem is the Speaker of the House and thus the collateral damage falls on the RNC by losing its financial support primarily for the transgressions of the weak do nothing Republicans led Congress.

©2024. Geoff Ross. All rights reserved.

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Four Decades of Islamic Occupation in Iran

By Amil Imani

Iran has been under the rule of Islam since 1979. The Iranian people have attempted on several occasions to end the practice of these barbarians. Still, each time, they were faced with the ruthless Islamic regime, and many of them were massacred while the world watched and did nothing.

This non-Iranian regime, via its mismanagement and incompetence, has turned Iran into a warehouse. In four decades of its existence, the Islamic Republic has managed, notably, to produce more hunger, more anger, more frustration, prostitution at a record pace, drug addiction beyond control, child execution without any regard for international human rights, and much more. There are many reports regarding cases of child sexual abuse and molestation reaching epidemic proportions. Prosecution and imprisonment of the innocent and the systematic and illegal abuse of detainees, and hundreds of gruesome acts of torture and rape in the prisons skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the United Nations stands by and does not blink.

Along with many acts of terror, this genocidal regime has been on a mission to wipe out the Baha’is in Iran completely. Since its arrival, the Islamic government has condoned and promoted every measure of oppression against a minority religious group called the Baha’is. The Islamic regime doesn’t even spare the dead. They bulldoze and even uproot the trees in Baha’is cemeteries.

Harassment of other religious minorities is also prevalent. They routinely hang dissidents and amputate their limbs for petty theft. They are responsible for the unmitigated poverty in an oil-rich country, sex slaves in the Persian Gulf region, and the rape of children as young as two years of age.

The US and its allies are aware that the Islamic Republic years ago started a nuclear program, not for peaceful purposes, as they claim, but only to strengthen its position in the region and prolong its existence long enough to get its hands on the bloody bomb so that they can feel invincible.

What is the likelihood that the ruling Mullahs will use their new toy? If they remain in power long enough to have it, they are very likely to use it in one form or another. At the very least, they will use the bomb for blackmail and intimidation in the region. Not even an all-out nuclear exchange can be ruled out. Islam is a religion centered on death, with faithful eyes fixed on the afterlife and its promised eternal pleasures. If the faithful kills, he goes to Allah’s paradise; if he gets killed, he goes to Allah’s paradise. An urgent warning to the people of the world: stop the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program now, or face eradication from the face of the earth, and this is not a joke.

When the regime is cornered, they will immediately use their propaganda machine to cover up their crimes against humanity. They create chaos and crisis. In other words, they create smoke and mirrors and then push the dust under the rug again, as they did when the Islamists took the American diplomats as hostages for 444 days. During the Iran and Iraq war, the IRI used their proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas, to attack Israelis to escape retaliation. They are masters in the business of distracting the world from their nuclear intentions, as they did during the Gaza crisis. They took the attention away from their nuclear program.

Since 1979, the regime has stigmatized, victimized, and murdered people without any due process of law. After 40 years in power, this regime still fears its own shadow. On the slightest suspicion, they will arrest, convict, and execute innocent people.

The Mullahs presently ruling Iran are faced with monumental threats. Internally, the great majority of the populace is against their misrule. Every segment of the Iranian population, including student groups, religious and ethnic minorities, journalists, and many others, has suffered and continues to suffer inordinate hardship under the heavy-handed Mullahs and their leads. After 44 years, they are using the slogans “Death to America” and Death to Israel” for interior consumption. It must be noted that not a single Persian has ever used the Islamic phrase of “Death to America.”

Externally, they are still engaged in brinksmanship with the United States and Israel as they try to wrestle the mantle of Islamic leadership from the Sunni Saudis and their Wahhabi cabal.

Many non-turbaned creatures are working as the mullahs’ agent frontmen and pawns all over the world — including their powerful lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

They have hired non-Iranians, including disenfranchised Afghanis, Houthies, Iraqis, and Palestinians, as their proxies.

Going back to GWB’s era. For eight years, President Bush promised the Iranian people that America would support them in their struggle for freedom, but did he? The Iranian people stood up firmly only to be hanged by the Islamic Republic executioners, and President Trump only cheered and supported the Iranian people without any meaningful help. But everyone in the US administration rushed to help the Ukerainas—while Iran has been occupied for more than 44 years–a double standard.

Iranians also ask the community of nations to act, teach, and show some muscle in solidarity with them and to implement maximum pressure against this illegitimate government in occupied Iran.

There must not be, however, any compromise, any negotiation, or any deals with the Islamists in Iran before making sure that the Iranian people are part of the equation. The era of mass politics, propaganda, nebulous sloganeering, and magical solutions is over. It’s a do-or-die scenario for the Iranian people and perhaps for the people of the world.

The people of Iran wish nothing less than a complete regime change through the democratic process of a free referendum. They believe it is the surest, safest, and fastest way to achieve a democratic Iran and end the world’s nightmare of nuclear holocaust that is currently facing us all.

Iranians are no longer hopeful that America will help them; on the contrary, they believe America is in bed with the regime and has extended its life by supporting the Mullahs. After all, it was Jimmy Carter who installed Ayatollah Khomeini.

©2024. Amil Imani.All rights reserved.

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Biden Delays Retaliatory Airstrikes Announcing to Enemy Our Plans — Moronic

By Royal A. Brown III

Biden delayed retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian backed terrorists while announcing U.S. military intentions to the enemy ahead of the attacks so they can be prepared to kill more Americans — a totally moronic thing to do!

Three American service members were killed and dozens were injured in an unmanned aerial drone attack on a base in Jordan on Sunday, January 28th, 2024.

Biden blamed Iran-backed militias for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes by the groups against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war.

Former Iranian Cultural Attaché to Lebanon Mohammad Mehdi Shariatmadar stated that, “Every bullet, rocket, UAV fired against Israel anywhere are made in Iran or the product of Iranian training”

This would include the UAV used to kill our American soldiers in Jordan.

WATCH:

Michael Makovsky, PhD, a former Pentagon official, is president and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA has tracked more than 90 attacks by Iran and proxies against American soldiers in Iraq and Syria under Biden — and the United States has retaliated only four times.

Additionally, Mike co-authored this op-ed with JINSA VP Blaise Misztal for the New York Post on 10/10 — just 3 days after 10/7: After barbaric Israel attack, Biden must stop appeasing Iran.

Their key points:

  • JINSA has tracked more than 90 attacks by Iran and proxies against American soldiers in Iraq and Syria under Biden — and the United States has retaliated only four times.
  • Since the White House is clearly averse to a military confrontation with Iran, the best would be Biden supplying Israel weapons it needs to conduct, if necessary, a military campaign to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
  • 10/7 should prompt a reorientation of US policy in the Middle East — especially away from accommodating Iran, which heavily funds Hamas and helped plot the onslaught.
  • It’s debatable whether Biden’s recent unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian assets, in return for five Americans hostages, helped fund the Hamas attack, as some Republicans claim. The attack took time to plan and the money may not have been spent yet, but Tehran could budget based on it.Yet the administration’s extremely lax enforcement of existing sanctions has undeniably enabled Iran to reap tens of billions of dollars.
  • In 2020, under President Donald Trump’s maximum-pressure policy, Iranian oil-export revenue was an estimated $8 billion. Under Biden, it was as much as $37 billion in 2021 and $54 billion in 2022 and is expected to be $46 billion in 2023.
  • In three years, Iran arguably will have earned some $30 billion more than if the Trump enforcement had continued. Its accessible foreign-exchange reserves have soared accordingly, from around $6 billion at the end of 2020 to a projected $43 billion in 2023. This economic windfall might have enabled Tehran before 10/7 to boost its funding of Hamas as well as Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, all of which have ratcheted up their attacks on Israel this year.
  • If Iran was able to funnel $100 million to Hamas in 2020, in 2023, when its oil revenue has increased many fold, that sum could be far higher.
  • Further, the Biden administration has emboldened Iranian aggression by avoiding confrontation. The administration needs to reverse course from this extreme accommodation of Iran and initiate a far more confrontational approach.
  • Most important in the near term, Biden should sternly and unequivocally convey to Iranian leaders it holds them responsible for the confirmed death of 14 Americans in Israel and 100-plus hostages, reportedly including Americans, its proxy has taken. We could further deter Iran by concluding a mutual-defense pact with Israel, as JINSA recently discussed.

©2024. Royal A. Brown III. All rights reserved.

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Queers for Palestine: An Unholy Alliance

By Jihad Watch

Queers for Palestine. What an unlikely slogan. It makes my brain stop working. It’s a thought-terminating cliché along the lines of “Trans rights are human rights” or “Black Lives Matter.” At the heart of Christian mysticism lies a pathway to knowing God, and it is contained in contradictory or paradoxical speech. The “dazzling darkness” of Pseudo-Dionysius, who also talks about “knowing all by knowing nothing” (how is that possible?). Right there, in that spot, we can meet God, but let’s not confuse this with whatever it is the rainbow mob is doing linguistically. While they might feel as though they are part of a religious organisation, with their grievances and gripes and demands being their liturgy, and their rainbow flag their symbol of adoration, it is the opposite in content and character. It is more in line with a cult, and its members display all the signs of having been brainwashed.

Queers for Palestine turned up to support the Free Palestine brigade in London recently, and one blue-haired person was asked why she was there. Her answer: “We’re not free until we’re all free.” It’s catchy-sounding, but devoid of all meaning. She should have said, “We’re not free until those whom we selectively choose to use for our own cause are also free.” That, at least, would have been honest. She sagely continued: “We’re here because there are queers in Palestine.” The logic is that queers in Palestine need also to be freed from the atrocities that Israel is allegedly perpetrating on the citizens. The assumption is that if Israel simply stops what it’s doing, queers will go back to having a fantastic life under Hamas, Islam, and sharia. If I were she, I’d be demanding the release of all queer people in Palestine. I’d be viewing them along the lines of being in a hostage situation at the hands of Hamas. But even then, queers couldn’t simply raise their hands in the rubble and say “I’m queer, I’m here, see me, free me.” They’d be instantly killed or tortured. So the queers attach their grievances to those of the terrorists for whatever reasons they might have, but both parties’ hatred needs an outlet, and they’re not above or below using their own as human shields when they need to score a political point over someone.

Queering the Map is an online digital platform which allows queer users “to make anonymous geotagged posts.” Some of the posts read, “Pls know despite what the media says there are gay Palestinians. We are here, we are queer. Free Palestine.” Free it into what, you might ask. While another post reads, “I knew I was different from a young age… But society demands it remains hidden. I live elsewhere now… I cannot live a lie.” Two things apparently can be true at once — that gay Palestinians support living under sharia, but they also have to flee from a probable public honour killing.

Leftists try to blame the UK for criminalizing same-sex relations in Gaza due to the British Mandate Criminal Code Ordinance 1936, while ignoring Islamic laws and attitudes towards the act. Owen Jones was spouting this nonsense recently, until he was reminded that the mandate ended in 1948. Owen Jones is a mouthpiece for the LGBT+ mob. He’s nothing more than an agitator, and he will gleefully twist facts and deliberately leave out information in order to create an imaginary crisis, and in order to sensationalize a thing to fit his agenda. His argument is standing on quicksand if he’s reaching back almost 100 years to try and score a modern-day point. It was illegal to be publicly gay in Scotland as recently as 1980, but so what? Life progresses and laws change. Scotland now has the most progressive laws in all of the UK, albeit over-the-top, misogynistic, and bang out of order. If Islam is stuck in a rut, it’s not the West’s problem. If five million Scots can change their ways, so can 1.8 billion Muslims.

Why are gay groups being drawn to Islam? The truth is that LGBT+ movements are predatory and parasitic in nature, just as Islam is. Today, they are like sharks circling bloody waters whenever they see a perceived victim group that they can devour. They like to vampirically suck the life out of groups of people. It’s what sustains them: victims. Vampires make other vampires, and we see this with all the new additions to the rainbow flag as it changes every couple of years now to include each newly-made monster. Recent inclusions being brown stripes for POC (who were never actually excluded), the trans triangle, and a circle for intersex. Of course, further additions will be made ad nauseum. Even though they’re running out of room on the thing, we are told that “The placement of the new colours in an arrow shape is meant to convey the progress still needed… work is still needed in terms of POC and trans rights. This arrow design is meant to highlight that.” I’d bet they’d love nothing more than a Muslim/Islamic/Palestinian stripe or circle or arrow on that flag. How to go about getting it, though? Simple, turn up at the rallies and pretend to be an ally. It’s the gay equivalent of a dawah stall.

The pro-Palestine mob isn’t buying what the gays are selling, no matter how mightily they flirt and flutter their eyelashes at them. Gays are just going to have to learn that no means no. A skirmish broke out upon the sighting of a Pride flag at a recent protest. The flag was ripped down and trampled on. The only thing both groups have in common is that they both want special treatment under the law. Neither one of them are happy with equality. It’s a hate crime to criticise both groups these days. A man was recently arrested for criticising the number of Palestinian flags that had been put up in his street in East London. Meanwhile, in South London, a man was arrested for pushing over planters in a school’s gardening display. He was arrested and held in custody for causing alarm and distress: “Officers are treating this incident as a motivated hate crime attack on our LGBTQ+ communities.”

The truth of the matter is that the LGBT+ movement in the UK, and certainly the West, is a privileged class. There is nothing left to fight for, because they have rights that the majority of people don’t have. In Scotland, they can change their gender on a daily basis and enjoy the protections under the law afforded to whatever gender they are that day. To quote Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek, they can boldly go to places where “no man has gone before”: into the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. It is a criminal act to deliberately misgender someone. The war has been won for these groups and these people, but I put the blame on the organisations. They need to remain funded, and in order to receive money they need to create gripes on a regular basis. It has all culminated with men dominating women in sports. That’s what gay progress looks like in the West. It is the very worst of a religious cult.

White liberals are incredibly racist, we already know this. They have a tendency to view all non-white people as being invalids or basket cases who simply have no control over their lives or behaviour. Islam comes with a colour attached to it in their minds – brown – therefore, it is a group for marginalised people who need help. I find it all patronizing and very condescending. And they are doing their utmost to align themselves with it. I wonder what colour or stripe or shape they’ll find to represent Islam on their flag. It could simply be a ragged hole in the middle of it, to symbolize a bomb explosion? Can someone please tell them that Islam doesn’t want them, in spite of their best attempts at seduction?

AUTHOR

JOSHUA WINSTON

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— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) January 31, 2024

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CHAPTER 4: The Who and the What of Behavior from ‘Space Is No Longer the Final Frontier—Reality Is’

By Linda Goudsmit

Globalism is a replacement ideology that seeks to reorder the world into one singular, planetary Unistate, ruled by the globalist elite themselves. The globalist war on nation-states cannot succeed without collapsing the United States of America. The long-term strategic attack plan moves America incrementally from constitutional republic to socialism to globalism to feudalism. The tactical attack plan uses psychological, informational, asymmetric warfare to destabilize Americans and drive society out of objective reality into the madness of subjective reality. The primary target of the globalist predators is America’s children.


Children are easily controlled because they live in a world of feelings, subjective reality. They have not developed the critical-thinking skills required to survive in the adult world of objective reality.

In a society of ordered liberty, stealing is a crime regardless of who the thief is. Stealing is the WHAT of the crime, the thief is the WHO. Blind justice evaluates behavior according to WHAT is being done, not WHO is doing it, ensuring that no one is above the law. When blindfolds come off and tribal norms of identity politics take over, freedom is the casualty. Blind justice is foundational in a constitutional republic specifically because it evaluates the WHAT of behavior, not the WHO being charged with a crime.

This is an extremely important distinction for two reasons. First, it is a dramatic departure from the binary sociopolitical infrastructure of rulers and ruled. Binary sociopolitical systems support a two-tiered system of justice, one for the rulers and one for the ruled. In a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, the goal is one system of justice for all.

Second, distinguishing between the WHAT and the WHO separates childish feelings, which focus on the WHO, from adult, rational thinking that focuses on the WHAT. Children view authority figures through the unquestioning, trustful eyes of dependence.

If a society can be pressured to remain in eternal childhood, its citizens do not psychologically develop past the WHO of behavior. They remain stalled in the emotional world of childhood, accepting what they are told, because they never developed the critical-thinking skills needed to question the WHAT of information. A regressed society is the unaware, compliant population made famous by the leaked emails of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

In October 2016, WikiLeaks released emails that included a March 13, 2016, email written by Democrat strategist Bill Ivey of Global Corporate Strategies to Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. Ivey was worried that Hillary’s personality could not compete with political rival Donald Trump’s mastery of TV. Ivey worried that Trump could win and disrupt Democrat plans “to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry”! In Ivey’s own words:

And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking—and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.

Identity politics, another name for “progressive” politics, is tribal. Like children, tribalism evaluates behavior according to WHO, not WHAT is being done. If you are a member of their group, your behavior is defended, no matter how antisocial or criminal. Consider the matter of political medicine—a prime example of identity politics focusing on the WHO, not the WHAT of behavior.

On June 11, 2021, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, then director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and head of the COVID-19 response in America, made the outrageous claim that any attack on him was an attack on science. Really? Anthony Fauci is a man who, factually, is notscience. Science is science. To believe that a man is science is to accept subjective reality as objective reality.

As the lies and malfeasance of Anthony Fauci’s political medicine at the NIAID were revealed, globalism’s digital environment and its integrated communications landscape, including search engines (Google) and social media such as Facebook and Twitter with their own “fact checkers,” went into action to support subjective reality. The globalists protected Fauci by manipulating the search engines, censoring social media content and closing down oppositional accounts, and declaring any views opposing CDC protocols to be misinformation that required censoring.

Political medicine is the vehicle for globalism and its megalomaniacal ambition to rule the world. In a stunning article published by The Gateway Pundit[i] on October 24, 2022, Jim Hoft interviewed whistleblower Dr. Andrew G. Huff. Dr. Huff, former vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, reported directly to Dr. Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth, a US-based nonprofit, non-governmental organization. Daszak is a British doctor who sent monies approved by Anthony Fauci to fund the Wuhan research labs in Wuhan, China. Dr. Huff came forward with proof in his September 12, 2022, Report[ii]to the US Congress in which he states that “the COVID virus that killed millions and resulted in mass starvation and global economic recession was created in a Wuhan laboratory.”

Dr. Huff’s evidence, submitted under penalty of perjury, completely disproved Fauci’s insistence that the coronavirus jumped from bats to humans and therefore was a natural occurrence. During his interview with Jim Hoft,

Dr. Andrew Huff explains how EcoHealth used funding by Dr. Tony Fauci and the NIAID to fund the gain of function research that developed the COVID-19 virus in a Wuhan lab.

Dr. Andrew Huff has the receipts and sent his evidence recently to leaders in Congress.

Dr. Huff told The Gateway Pundit the government then tried to cover this up. They still are covering this up.

Dr. Andrew Huff is a key player in exposing the truth of Dr. Fauci, EcoHealth, Dr. Daszak, and their funding of deadly gain of function projects.

Political medicine is not and never was about public health. Globalism’s tribal identity politics shields political medicine and its practitioners from the public scrutiny that would expose WHAT practitioners did, and from the court system that should bring them all to justice. Drs. Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak belong in prison.

The globalist War on America is an information war that uses the digital environment to manipulate and socially engineer the public to become “unaware and compliant,” to quote Bill Ivey in his email to John Podesta, above.

From kindergarten through college, young Americans are encouraged to remain perpetual children. In primary school they are disingenuously told they are all butterflies (subjective reality). Butterflies are a universal metaphor for growth, transformation, and effortless adult competence. The false butterfly narrative denies individual differences, abilities, and achievements. It discards meritocracy, eliminates competition, discourages individual achievement, and encourages collectivism. Awarding titles and trophies without merit is crippling. By the time they reach college, these butterflies are so fragile they require safe spaces and Play-Doh to hide from opposing ideas. A childish, dependent population is precisely what the globalists need in order to destroy our constitutional republic and replace it with socialism.

America is at a crossroads, and whoever prevails in globalism’s ruthless war on reality will determine our future. The battle for reality is a battle that must be won. We must demand psychological growth and a commitment to objective reality in our nascent Reality Revolution. We must commit ourselves to adulthood and encourage critical-thinking skills in our children in order to defeat the malevolent globalist plan to keep Americans paralyzed in eternal childhood.

Only fully actualized, rational adults, insistent upon transparency and accurate facts, have the power to oppose this attack on America. We must reject subjective reality, identity politics, and tribalism. We must reject perpetual victimhood and powerlessness and embrace the responsibilities of adulthood in order to protect our freedom. We must choose adulthood.

[i] The Gateway Pundit

[ii] September 12, 2022, Report

Linda Goudsmit’s book “Space Is No Longer the Final Frontier—Reality Is” upcoming release in March 2024.

©2024. Linda Goudsmit. All rights reserved.

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Biden’s ‘Model UN’ — Not Just Frivolous but Dangerous

By Kenneth R. Timmerman

Remember when you or your children played “Model UN” in high school? That’s what Joe Biden’s foreign and security policy looks like these days.

First, you’ve got the tip-toe response to the ongoing attacks on U.S. bases and warships by Iranian proxies.

With the death of three U.S. soldiers at Tower 22 in Jordan, a secret base supporting an ongoing secret mission in Syria, the heat is now on for the U.S. to respond more forcefully.

So what does our recently—AWOL Secretary of Defense do? Lloyd Austin goes up to the Pentagon podium to announce a “multi-tiered response” to the attacks by Iranian proxies that will minimize collateral damage.

The administration’s chief goal is to “manage” the conflict with Iran “so it doesn’t spiral out of control,” Austin said. The U.S. counter-strikes haven’t really started yet, but we’ve just told the Iranians that they are coming soon.

Guess what happened? There are already reports that the IRGC has been pulling its men out of front line positions in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. No surprise there.

My friend Michael Rubin at AEI called the Pentagon two-step “military virtue signaling.” I am sure the Iranians are very, very afraid.

Next, you’ve got the Biden regime fretting over North Korea’s ongoing military buildup, and North Korea’s deepening military cooperation with Russia.

A senior White House official told reporters this week that they are “deeply concerned” about this, and that national security advisor Jake Sullivan asked his Chinese counterpart to see what he could do to wean young Kim away from Putin.

That’s kind of like the NY Police Commissioner asking the Sina Loa cartel for help in tamping down the influence of the Gambino crime family. What are these people thinking?

(Don’t forget, when President Trump wanted to calm Kim down, he talked to him. And even when they didn’t agree, as during the Hanoi summit, he still had the courtesy to offer him a ride home on Air Force One).

And then, you’ve got the State Department plan to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state at the United Nations, without any preliminary talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The reason there are no such talks is that there are no peace-seeking Palestinians to talk to, as a recent Palestinian opinion poll showing a 72% approval rate of the October 7 massacres showed.

Let’s get this straight. The Palestinians on October 7 invaded Israel with explicit genocidal intent, and the Biden administration wants to reward them by giving them a state. As I commented on this week’s edition of Prophecy Today Weekend, this is not just misguided, but downright obscene.

I discuss in much more detail why the two-state solution is finally dead in my recent paper for the America First Policy Institute, and with Newsmax TV’s John Bachman on Thursday. (When I get that link, I’ll post it to Twitter and Facebook).

Meanwhile, as always, you can listen live to my segment on geopolitical events on Prophecy Today Weekend at 1 PM on Saturday on 104.9 FM and 550 AM in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, or by using the Jacksonville Way Radio app. And if you miss it, you can listen to the podcast here.

©2024. Kenneth R. Timmerman. All rights reserved.

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Biden’s Unconstitutional Wars in the Middle East have Commenced!

By Geoff Ross

The corrupt criminal, installed Marxist President Joe Biden today unconstitutionally engaged in military combat operations in the Middle East spending approximately $450 million plus of tax payer dollars in 45 minutes borrowed from Communist China to destroy Iranian funded military proxies without congressional approval.

The Military Industrial Complex (not forgetting the corrupt members of congress) called the MICC have forged an iron triangle of political contributions, political approvals for military spending and finally the ass kissing lobbyists who engage in ensuring the military contracts keep getting approved.

This entire network of money flowing from American tax payers gets diverted to corporations, private military contractors, the corrupt Pentagon, which is a government within itself, private individuals and the White House.

This would not be a problem if the weapons and military equipment purchased for self defense were stored and readied and updated and were used only in constitutionally congressional approved military operations. It would be fine if this technology was not sold to other countries.

Biden, Bush, Bush Jr, Clinton, Obama, Reagan, and other presidents have all engaged in some form of military action using the volunteer military force to satisfy a political need.

But with that said don’t forget the driving factor behind the relationship between the military and the defense contractors is that both sides benefit. The military get the weapons and the contractors get paid with our tax money.

The out of control deficit spending by the Uni-Party congress has inflicted massive inflationary pressures on the American people and the result is that the U.S. federal government is spending about $1 trillion annually on military-related purposes.

This includes the customary practice of over billing the Pentagon for toilet seats and hammers. (My opinion).

Unconstitutional wars and military interventions are keeping the Military Industrial Complex and their Congressional benefactors well funded.

Biden needs a distraction to focus attention away from his failed Marxist policies and to keep his Military Industrial Complex pals in business.

The military and the arms industry contribute huge sums of money to incumbent members of Congress and these members of congress respond in kind with votes that benefit the arms industry.

So Biden has commenced down an unconstitutional path of military action against nations that pose no tactical and or military threat to the United States if we followed the sound advice of our Founding Fathers and Trumps past high IQ response to the terrorist threats in the Middle East.

Elections have consequences and electing incompetent members of congress and Presidents also get our volunteer military force members killed.

Trump was the only president in U.S. history to not initiate an invasion of any sovereign country and he most certainly qualifies for a Nobel Peace Prize for his constitutional due diligence.

Let’s vote for Trump in November 2024 to restore global peace and security to the world and to drain the DC swamp of all the corrupt political Marxists infesting our republic.

©2024. Geoff Ross. All rights reserved.

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Are You Frightened or Angry? Will you Cower or Act?

By Karen Schoen

Are you frightened enough to cower in the corner or are you angry enough to act? The Globalists are hoping that they have fed you enough lies that being frightened is your only option.  They know if they can push you into that state of mind, they own you. You will do whatever they want to make the fear go away.  Once this crowd gets their hooks in you watch out.

If you are angry enough to act then what should you do? Pick your passion and do a deep dive. There are so many things wrong right now that something will fit.  Dig into that topic. Who are the players, where did the money come from. Who are they donating to? What is their goal? End game?  How is this impact the community? Country? You.  Who are the lobbyists in support of?

The reality of the invasion at our border.

Do not succumb to fear because when you do they will own you. This is meant to wake you up and to wake up others. A warning. Prepare. Food, water, ammo and a heat source. Keep some cash in the house too. Anyone that does not see why the border is wide open is living in lala land. This is what happens when we vote for a President that is not a natural born citizen. Obama, Ramaswamy, Haley, Rubio, Cruz, Jindel, Shiva NONE of these people are natural born citizens. Vote for them you vote against our country and our Constitution. Manchurian Candidate Obama is still running the show and it is quite possible he will have a 4th term come Nov. 2024. Thanks to Beth T. and Karen B.

I just came across this article on the economy that no one wants to talk about.

Once we lose the dollar as the reserve currency the inflation will be off the charts. I don’t blame our allies for testing out something different than the dollar. The reckless debt spending is insane. That is Bidenomics. Print money, spend the money you print on the 1% so they can donate back to you and produce nothing except debt. I was a mortgage banker. You can’t run a house or country by skimming off the top and producing nothing but debt. I fear we are on a sinking ship. There is no fiscal responsibility in congress on either side. Call Congress Close the border, or close the government

And yes Trump added to the deficit . But he intended to make it, the deficit up, by selling oil/LNG as we have the largest reserve in the world. He was close as we were closing in on Energy Dominance.  When Biden closed Keystone and opened the border he condemned the U.S. to death by 1000 cuts. The Globalist goal was to bring America in line with the other poorer countries.

This week I saw many encouraging things happening. Gov Abbott and the stand for the constitution on the border with other states joining. Finally Governor Abbott stood for the people of Texas and America.

Frankly I was more impressed by the amount of young Americans waking up.  The one major thing from the out cry in the 60’s to today was in the entertainment industry. It seems as though some of the artists are finally getting what is going on and how that is impacting their lives.  I remember when Bill Ayers (Weather Underground mentor of Obama asked John Lennon to write a song to inspire the kids to revolt.  John Lennon wrote “Revolution” Ayers was not happy. Well it seems as though John’s son Sean has coined a few catchy phrases.

Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon, mocked DEI as, “Dumb Evil Idiots.”

He called ESG, “Exploiting Seems Good.”

Tommy MacDonald and Ben Shapiro have a number one hit

Trump Won and You Know It:  

Modern Day Holy War:  

Trump is Your Nominee

Finally we have something to share with our kids and with them to share with their kids.

©2024. Karen Schoen. All rights reserved.

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Been saying this for years.

So happy @SarahHuckabee is amplifying it.

The choice is between those who love America like President Trump, and those who hate it like Biden. pic.twitter.com/tsCjS01ZL3

— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 3, 2024

Biden’s strategy is very simple:

1. Get as many illegals in the country as possible.

2. Legalize them to create a permanent majority – a one-party state.

That is why they are encouraging so much illegal immigration. Simple, yet effective. pic.twitter.com/B9M5ypUOQB

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2024

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Congressional Candidate Says Biden EPA Has Acted Like ‘Gestapo,’ Mistreated Residents In East Palestine Cleanup

By The Daily Caller

A Republican candidate for the House of Representatives ripped the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday, saying it was “mistreating residents” of East Palestine, Ohio.

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he would visit the city where the Feb. 3, 2023, derailment occurred, fulfilling a promise to visit East Palestine made in March 2023. The derailment caused people to evacuate after chemicals were spilled. Dr. Rick Tsai, who is running for the House seat vacated when Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio resigned to become president of Youngstown State University, blasted the EPA and federal government during an appearance on The Vince Coglianese Show.

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“I don’t think the world knows the whole truth about what happened here and is still going on in East Palestine,” Tsai told,  Coglianese, who is also the Daily Caller’s editorial director.

Officials warned of a possible “catastrophic blast” at the derailment site Feb. 6, 2023, and carried out a controlled burn of chemicals, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

“The government put the entity that caused this catastrophe in control of the clean-up and they’ve almost been like the Gestapo here, mistreating residents,” Tsai added.

Tsai has done his own testing of local creeks, saying he has found elevated levels of benzene, according to WKYC.

“As of yesterday or the day before, Ann Vogel of the Ohio EPA was saying they have no evidence of chemicals in our land or a creek,” Tsai told Coglianese. “I can give a seven-year-old a stick and teach him how to find these chemicals. I don’t know how the EPA doesn’t do it with their millions of dollars at you, know their beck and call.”

Former President Donald Trump visited East Palestine in February 2023, donating bottled water and pallets of supplies to assist residents in the town.

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HAROLD HUTCHISON

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Biden’s War Mongering Mentality. Loose Lips Sink Ships!

By Geoff Ross

Top Secret plans continue to be released by the Pentagon approving military strikes against Iranian military personnel and bases inside Iraq and Syria. Of course this has given the Iranian’s fair warning to prepare.

It reminds me of when Comrade Obama told the Taliban via news releases how much longer U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan.

Or when Joe Biden told everyone over a journalist’s dinner SEAL Team 6 was responsible for killing Bin Laden putting SEAL families at great risk.

Installed Marxist President Joe Biden needs a war in the Middle East to direct attention away from his deep state corruption and crumbling mental state.

His intentional destruction of our republic continues with his wide open border policies and deployment of American troops to all Middle East countries.

These planned unconstitutional military strikes any day now are a weak response to drone and rocket attacks that resulted in the death of three U.S. military forces in Jordan and injured U.S. military folks in Iraq.

The correct response is to remove our military presence in the Middle East as per our Founding Fathers directives and focus on defending our national interests at home.

Communist incompetent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin released his usual propaganda statement that the U.S. won’t tolerate attacks on American troops.

Biden and his Marxist entourage will continue to get our military troops killed so long as they are in power.

The weak spineless Republican led congress and their Communist Democrat pals continue to fund this insanity.

New World Order nations like the United Kingdom will no doubt commence nuclear weapons test launches from submarines in the Atlantic Ocean as a show of force and no doubt the Communist Chinese and Russian Federation Forces will follow suit in response.

Biden’s untested cognitive state of mind and the weak Republican controlled Congress coupled with deep state Marxists fleas embedded in the DOJ, FBI and Department of State are slowly trying to dismantle our constitutional republic.

This November 2024 the Presidential election will determine if we stay a free constitutional republic. My advice is join any Independent political party and vote for Trump.

Don’t forget there is no free press in the United States it’s all a propaganda manipulation by the pay master stenographers working for the Marxist Biden White House agenda.

The best way to maintain operational security in any conflict is to maintain total secrecy. So far our alleged enemies created by the global military industrial complex have been kept in the loop.

Be ready for a global conflict ladies and gentlemen.

©2024. Geoff Ross. All rights reserved.

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The Razor Thin Margin of Freedom

By Jerry Newcombe

Almost 250 years ago, 13 separate colonies in North America, founded mostly by the British, made a pact together to form one unit. Instead of being colonies, they became states.

They joined together to form the United States. The federal government did not create the states. It was the reverse–the states united together to form these united states.

But today, we have a scenario where one state, Texas, is trying to protect itself from a type of invasion, while the federal government wants to hamper its efforts.

Ever since Joe Biden was sworn in, our borders have become quite porous. In three years, some eight million illegals have come through the borders.

One measure that Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently took was to install rolls of razor wire at a certain place on the border. But the Biden administration sued to be granted permission to cut that razor. And even the Supreme Court agreed (5-4) with Biden, not Abbott, last week.

In response to that court decision, Cal Thomas opines, “The obvious question, which the court did not address: why is the federal government not enforcing immigration laws which migrants are breaking to enter the country?”

Critics ask: Do the open borders in our nation in any way undermine the Constitution? Here’s how our governing document begins: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States.”

Are some of these lofty goals being hamstrung today as millions of illegal immigrants stream into the country without being processed?

“Well, it’s totally unconstitutional,” says Hon. Allen West, former U.S. Congressman, about this situation on a recent radio segment with me.

He notes, “What you see happening down there is just unconscionable….They’re supposed to protect every state in the Union from an invasion. And that’s exactly what we have happening. You have the willful, the intentional, and the purposeful abdication of the Constitutional duty enumerated in Article IV, Section 4 by the Biden administration.”

For this piece, I asked for comments from a couple of Constitutional scholars, including Dr. Matthew Spalding, Vice President and Dean of the D. C. campus of Hillsdale College. Spalding served as the Executive Editor of the massive 2005 book, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

Spalding told me, “Under the Constitution, the federal government guarantees ‘to protect each of [the states] from Invasion’ at the same time that it restricts the states from doing things associated with self-defense ‘unless actually invaded.’ At what point does the sheer number of drugs, weapons, and criminals crossing an uncontrolled border—this can no longer be called merely immigration—amount to an invasion? The federal government may have plenary authority over immigration, but individual states have a duty to defend their citizens and property when the federal government abdicates its responsibility to protect those states.”

What does the Constitution say? Article IV, Section 4 declares, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

I also asked for a comment from constitutional attorney, law professor, and author John Eidsmoe.

He told me that last week’s decision is “only a skirmish in a long court battle”: “The one-paragraph [Supreme Court] order simply said federal authorities could continue to cut wires set in place by Texas officials to prevent illegal immigration, until the case is finally resolved on its merits in the appeal from the District Court to the 5th Circuit, and, ultimately to the Supreme Court. This 5-4 order is far from the final word in the case.”

Think of the cost of the open borders: Human trafficking, including sex trafficking of children, tens of thousands of Americans dying regularly from fentanyl overdoses, cities and towns overrun with more people than they can handle. And on it goes.

It boggles the mind that cities like New York City, Chicago, and Denver claim to be “sanctuary cities,” where they welcome one and all, including illegals. So Gov. Abbott has been busing many illegals, with their permission, to these places. But now the cities are complaining because they’re being overrun. Ironically, so far they’re complaining against Abbott, not Biden.

One man once warned us wisely against open borders: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”

Agreed. That was Barrack Obama in 2005. It’s scary to think that these days our freedom to secure the border is only razor thin.

©2024. Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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Have We had Honest or Dishonest Elections?

By John Droz, Jr.

There are two radically different viewpoints about what happened in 2020. Which is the primary explanation? Let’s briefly outline each…

Position #1: Some intelligent people have told me that they believe that the Dems won in 2020 honestly, because: a) they had better messaging, b) they did a better job at getting out the vote, c) they had a better candidate, etc.

Position #2: My view (after 3+ years of intensive immersion into the election issue) is that the Dems won dishonestly, e.g. due to: a) voter fraud, b) voting machine manipulation, c) ballot processing incompetence, d) State officials unilaterally changing voting rules (using COVID as an excuse), e) illegal government support of political messaging, f) manipulation of search engine queries (e.g., Google), g) media’s intensive misinformation campaign, h) NGO influence (e.g., Zuckerbucks), etc.

Which position is correct is not an academic matter, as it has a HUGE bearing on what should be done in advance, to avoid a 2020/2022 repeat in 2024. Those who waste time, effort, and money on the wrong answer are inadvertently perpetuating the problem. I discussed this a few months ago in my post “How Did the Dems Win in 2020,” but apparently I did not go into sufficient detail.

Some examples (from independent experts) about why my position is what it is:

  1. There are zero meaningful mandated post-election audits in any state, any county, or any precinct in the US. (This Report [and short video] explain what meaningful audits are.) This is an ENORMOUS loophole that bad actors will instinctively exploit.
  2. A special statewide 2020 Nevada voter AUDIT identified 130,000+ cases of voter fraud! (Note: the difference between the Presidential candidates was about 35,000 votes.)
  3. A Court-supervised 2020 Michigan County voting machine AUDIT concluded that there was “intentional” ballot manipulation by some of these machines!
  4. In the only US legal case where a Judge actually examined 2020 ballot processing, he ruled that in a single 2020 federal race, the NY State (Democrat) election department violated state law in at least nine (9) different ways!
  5. An extensive Report by a retired Judge concluded that in 2020, Wisconsin election laws were violated in multiple ways.
  6. An analysis of the comprehensive list of 92 lawsuits related to the 2020 Presidential election concludes that several Democrat state officials substantially weakened election integrity by illegally usurping powers assigned to the legislature.
  7. A detailed statistical analysis of Pennsylvania’s 2020 Presidential election results by independent experts concluded that there were some 300,000 suspect votes. (Note: the Presidential candidate differential was 80,000 votes.)
  8. A detailed statistical analysis of Michigan’s 2020 Presidential election results by independent experts, concluded that there were some 200,000 suspect votes. (Note: the Presidential candidate differential was 150,000 votes).
  9. A detailed statistical analysis of Edison Research’s 2020 presidential election results by an independent expert, observed that there were some 4 Million negative votes listed. These were all attributed to “error correction.” It’s illogical to believe that there were that many errors — but if there were, it is an indictment of a horrifically bad election system.
  10. A detailed statistical analysis of Edison Research’s 2020 Presidential election data by an independent expert, concluded that there was a net of some 3 Million vote spikes in favor of Biden.
  11. A detailed statistical analysis of Edison Research’s 2020 Presidential election data by independent experts, concluded that just three (3) states changed the US election results — and in all of them the vote spikes far exceeded Biden’s margin.
  12. A detailed statistical analysis of Edison Research’s 2020 Presidential election data by independent experts, concluded that in those three (3) states: 95%± of their counties voted as expected, but the other outliers made the difference.
  13. A detailed statistical analysis of Edison Research’s 2020 Presidential election data by independent experts, concluded that the voting in 95%± of US counties was consistent with the 2016 election results. In other words, the claims that Dems: a) had better messaging, b) did a better job at getting out the vote, and c) had a better candidate, etc. — are provably inaccurate, as those don’t stop at county lines!
  14. Report: The Fingerprints of Fraud
  15. 2020 Election Fraud at a Glance objectively outlines election integrity issues in multiple states
  16. Report: Summary of Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election in Swing States
  17. Amistad Report: The Legitimacy and Effect of Private Funding in Federal and State Electoral Processes
  18. Peer-Reviewed Research Finds Evidence of 2020 Voter Fraud
  19. Dr.Epstein’s ReportGoogle Shifted a ‘Minimum’ of 6 Million Votes in 2020
  20. Georgia’s State Election Board now admits the 2020 election was a fraud
  21. Attorney General Confirms Thousands of Fraudulent Registered Voters
  22. Major Fraud Exposed: Democrats Caught Committing Massive Finance Crimes and Donations Harvesting in Indiana
  23. Exposed: RICO Election Crimes in Washington State (three parts)
  24. RICO Enterprise In Arizona Shows Katie Hobbs Linked To Drug Cartel Money To Steal Elections
  25. Pennsylvania’s 2020 Election Was Invalid — Says Who?
  26. Massive 2020 Voter Fraud Uncovered in Michigan
  27. FEC Records Reveal Democrat Dark Money Group Paid $11,254,919 To Commit ‘Voter Registration Fraud’ In Michigan
  28. Arrests Made for Massive Voter Fraud in California
  29. Election-Fraud Corruption Is Deeper than Anyone Can Imagine
  30. 58 articles on America’s rigged system you should read before the next election
  31. Pollster: “Election Fraud Renders Scientific Election Forecasting Worthless”
  32. Poll: One-in-Five Mail-In Voters Admit to Committing at Least One Kind of Voter Fraud During 2020 Election
  33. Six Examples of How Voter Registration Fraud Happens
  34. Skeptical of voter fraud in 2020? Here’s your evidence.
  35. A good short video: How It Happened
  36. Report: There is no Reliable Way to Detect Hacked Ballot-Marking Devices
  37. The Statistical Case Against Biden’s Win
  38. “Dark Money” Affecting Elections in Revolutionary Ways
  39. ERIC Investigation: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
  40. If you need even more evidence that there was widespread corruption in the 2020 national elections, I made up this list of a few hundred articles (smaller — but telling) about fraud, etc. The net impact of the composite is immense

None of these take into account the 4± million annual US high school graduates who have had extensive Progressive indoctrination, who will be voting citizens…

Yes, regarding the 2020 Presidential election, in some situations the Democrats did do a better job at messaging, getting out the vote, etc. However, the evidence is unequivocal (e.g., carefully read ALL of the above), that the PRIMARY reason for the 2020 Presidential result, is because of dishonesty, illegalities, etc.

Anyone who can objectively and thoroughly review this collection of evidence, and still think that the main reason that the Dems won in 2020 was because: a) they had better messaging, b) they did a better job at getting out the vote, c) they had a better candidate, etc., has been afflicted by Confirmation Bias. [This ailment is so pervasive, that it is called The Mother of All Biases! ]

Is there an antidote to Confirmation Bias? Yes— CRITICAL THINKING!

Once we accept the Truth here, the question is: what can be done about it?

Several obvious answers come to mind: 1) immediately pass meaningful mandatory partial forensic audits in key states, 2) VOTE (and encourage other patriotic citizens to vote)!, 3) educate more of the public, 4) get more good people involved with the election process, 5) elect more competent representatives who will pass better election laws, 6) aggressively prosecute those who violate election laws, etc.

Again, the single most important solution to countering election shenanigans, is to have mandatory meaningful post-election audits. “Meaningful” would be a partial forensic sample audit, done shortly after the election. The quickest, least expensive, most impactful partial forensic audit would be a voter audit (akin to the Nevada 2020 audit). For more details see here (or watch the short video version).

Astoundingly, no such meaningful audits are legislated to be done in any state, any county, or any precinct in the country.

To have any hope for honest 2024 elections, we MUST fix this, immediately!

©2024. All rights reserved.

EDITORS NOTE: This is the fifth installment of a five-part series on the upcoming 2024 US national elections. See Part 1 (How To Win the US Presidency), Part 2 (The Rhyme and Reason of Negative Ballots), Part 3 (2020 Presidential Election Related Lawsuits), and Part 4 (Should Voting Machines be Scrapped?).

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An Orwellian Switcheroo: Charging Israel with Genocide

By Cherie Zaslawsky

On October 6th, 1973, as large numbers of American Jews attended temple services for Yom Kippur—the holiest day in the Jewish calendar—the shocking news broke that Israel had just been attacked by Arab forces from Egypt and Syria.

Amazingly, tiny Israel, even though blindsided by its hostile Arab neighbors, won this war in a mere three weeks. But this would not have happened without substantial aid from America, boldly authorized by President Nixon who refused to stand by and witness another Holocaust against the Jews.

This surprise attack, the Yom Kippur War, coming on a day when so many Israelis were in their synagogues fasting and praying, elicited world condemnation.

THE NARRATIVE CHANGES 180 DEGREES

Hamas invading Israel on October 7th, 2023

Now, almost 50 years later to the day, on the holy day of Simchat Torah, Hamas invaded the country and proceeded to perpetrate the most savage, horrific massacre of Israeli civilians imaginable.

However this time around, Israel was afforded only a few days of commiseration before much of world opinion shifted to castigating Israel for its vitally necessary retaliation, and sympathizing with…wait for it… the Palestinians, i.e. the perpetrators!

This is largely the result of the worldwide “Left Turn” in the ensuing decades, as major news agencies, universities, politicians, and others who quickly turned the reality upside down, are mostly Leftists. Let’s not forget that the Soviet Communists themselves created a false narrative of the so-called “oppressed Palestinians” who were actually mostly disgruntled Egyptians and Jordanians who’d been mislead by their own leaders, and blamed Israel instead, as I’ve written about here.

However, there is also the fear factor, as cowardly and hypocritical Progressives know it is dangerous to criticize Muslims who are fond of beheading infidels, while criticizing Jews is not only fair game, but one finds a lot of support from troves of anti-Semites who like nothing better than to find new excuses to “blame the Jews.”

And there’s the added advantage of virtue-signaling by mindlessly calling for the “liberation” of the Palestinians, “from the river to the sea”—meaning the complete annihilation of Israel—a notion we’ve recently learned is very popular at Harvard and MIT, among other overpriced Leftist indoctrination centers, aka universities.

WHAT ABOUT GENOCIDE?

Several popular alternative media sites along with the notorious Squad in Congress, students in colleges across the nation, protest rallies here at home as well as in Europe and the UK, claim Israel is committing “genocide” against the Palestinians.

And now South Africa—famous for decades of Apartheid, as well as one of the highest rates of gun violence in the world—took the infamously hypocritical step of hurling genocide charges against Israel at the World Court.

But to give them their due, the South Africans do know something about genocide—as their government has long turned a blind eye on the ongoing horrific genocide against white Afrikaner farmers committed by South African blacks.

Ilana Mercer, who wrote about this at length in her book Into the Cannibal’s Pot, had this to say in 2010:

Afrikaner farmers are being exterminated at the genocidal annual rate of 313 per 100,000 inhabitants. Or, in the estimation of Dr. Gregory H. Stanton who heads “Genocide Watch,” “four times as high as is for the rest of the population,” making farming in South Africa the most dangerous occupation in the world.

She goes on to describe the savage butchery of these murders, and to quote a blogger who called on: “fellow black people” to “take [their] land,” and “rape every trespasser, namely white whores … till the last breath is out. … White kids will be burned, especially those in Pretoria and Vrystaat.”

Sounds eerily familiar—all the more so when you hear their clarion call: “Kill the Boer.” Just substitute Jews for Afrikaners, and “Kill the Jews!” for “Kill the Boer!” and it’s déjà vu.

As South Africa points the finger at Israel, it is once again intentionally blind to the real genocide—whether that of Hamas, or that of its own people.

As described in a review of Into the Cannibal’s Pot, Mercer also documents the rise of antisemitism and Islamic radicalism in the New South Africa, which set the stage for what Bret Stephens rightly calls “the moral obscenity” of South Africa charging Israel with genocide, and what I call a satanic inversion of reality.

But this is nothing new for the Left, which has long since learned to accuse others of things it does itself with impunity.

WAR CRIMES

While the globalist Left and friends keep slandering Israel with “war crimes” charges—though we’ve never seen a nation at war take such precautions to spare civilian lives—there have indeed been obvious war crimes committed.

Funny thing though, the Leftist press hasn’t mentioned these crimes. Might that be because they were committed by one of the Left’s protected “oppressed” peoples? Or perhaps it was an oversight and the mainstream media will correct it shortly.

In the meantime, consider this list:

  • Rape: It is considered a war crime to use rape as weapon, which Hamas used with great abandon on October 7th, even filming their atrocities. Almost all the women and even children were raped before being murdered or kidnapped–many were gang-raped. And some men were sodomized.
  • Chemical weapons: We now know Hamas used a toxic chemical gas to kill the IDF female observers and female IDF officers at the Nahal Oz outpost, where a “toxic flammable substance was hurled into the entrance of a building housing the surveillance commander center at the base.”
  • Targeting of civilians: The purpose of the entire raid was the targeting of civilians! It was the butchery of innocent civilians at the hands of the terrorists, whether at the Nova festival, or in their homes, in their beds, or in their “safe rooms”. How do you explain their purposeful murder of babies? Hamas, along with many Palestinians who accompanied them to loot the homes of murdered Jews and cheer on the murderers, even targeted the homes of Jews they knew personally from having worked for them, since Israel allowed Gazans to be day-workers using a permit system.
  • Torture: The October 7th attack served no military purpose. It was a day of bloodletting and grisly butchering as Palestinians gave vent to the Jew hatred at the center of their lives. “During the October 7th attack on Israel, Hamas terrorists raped, gang-raped, beheaded, burned, mutilated, disfigured, and tortured men, women, children, the elderly and the disabled. Hamas terrorists chopped off fingers, arms and feet, gouged out eyes, obliterated faces and tied up dozens of people—including children—before burning them alive. They cut an unborn baby out of a pregnant woman, stabbed the baby with a knife and shot the mother in the head.” They also cut the breasts off of some of the women and played catch with them, while others did the raping.
  • Taking of hostages: If we take the UN’s Article 8 on War Crimes as our guide, we also find that taking hostages is a war crime, along with “willfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health”—which the Palestinians did to both the Israelis they murdered in Israel, and to the hostages they brought back to Gaza.
  • Genocide: Why did the Gazan terrorists kill Israelis? Because they’re Jews. They knew their raid would not lead to a military victory over Israel. They also knew Israel would retaliate. So why do it? For the glory of killing Jews in the name of Allah—aka genocide. By the way, Hamas’ charter clearly advocates genocide of the Jews.

Hamas Covenant 1988

The Covenant
of the
Islamic Resistance Movement

18 August 1988

In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

“Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty. This they suffer, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they were rebellious, and transgressed.” (Al-Imran – verses 109-111).

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).


There is simply no comparison between the abject evil that those Gazans inflicted on 1,200 innocent Israeli civilians, and Israel’s clearly justified military retaliation. Any attempt to downplay the heinous, psychopathic rampage of the Hamas butchers is to support that evil.

One more thing: You’d think that Hamas, since they took hostages in part as bargaining chips to entice Israel to release scores of terrorists in exchange for them, would have treated them with kid gloves.

Well, you’d be wrong.

Hamas starved them, beat them, and sexually molested them. Perhaps they would have taken better care of them if they hadn’t been promised a $10,000 reward from Hamas leadership for taking those hostages. Perhaps that reward meant more to them than the planned hostage swap.

HISTORY RIGHT SIDE UP

One can scarcely imagine a more savage, grizzly and malevolent spree of gang-raping, dismembering and brutal murder than what Palestinian terrorists inflicted on Israeli civilians on October 7th—not only not sparing women and children, but ostensibly seeking them out. And from eyewitness accounts, the barbarous Muslim assailants were laughing and jeering as they raped, slaughtered and immolated their Jewish neighbors.

That diabolical orgy of sex-and-bloodlust cannot be forgotten when one considers the current Israel-Hamas war. As the world now knows, Hamas poses an existential threat to Israel. Therefore those who support Hamas are supporting the eradication of Israel, i.e. genocide against the Jews. And in its genocidal resolve, Hamas is joined by likeminded Arab Islamists who continually plot, plan and attack Israel, directly or through proxies, e.g. Iran.

Ironically, both sides agree on one thing: this battle is ultimately that of good against evil.

They merely disagree on which side is which.

©2024. Cherie Zaslawsky. All rights reserved.

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The Swiftian Candidate: How a Pop Star Might Impact the Presidential Election

By Family Research Council

For decades, celebrities have insisted on involving themselves in politics and political commentary, whether they have any moral or intellectual basis for doing so or not. Whether it’s middle-aged, wine-box variety feminists on “The View” or the latest thespian to mistake an increasingly-irrelevant acting award for a doctorate in political science, the rich and famous insist on airing their pernicious political positions in, more often than not, the most noxious, arrogant, self-aggrandizing terms imaginable. Even the legendary Narcissus would blush to hear a politically-charged Academy Award acceptance speech — at least all he did was stare at his reflection and leave the rest of the world alone.

One of today’s most prominent celebrities, however, was largely silent on the subject of politics for much of her career, but now has the potential wherewithal to sway nearly a fifth of voters in 2024. According to a new survey, country star-turned pop icon Taylor Swift’s endorsement would likely influence 18% of voters in America, including about 30% of voters under the age of 35. Of course, Swift is likely to endorse the incompetent, geriatric incumbent Joe Biden.

This should not be a surprise, nor a puzzle to figure out. The pop star previously endorsed the Biden-Harris campaign in 2020, posting a platter of Biden-Harris campaign-sticker-style cookies to Instagram. Even before this, in the documentary “Miss Americana,” Swift lamented not having used her influence to criticize then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. She also blasted Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in the 2018 midterms, calling the staunchly pro-life politician “Trump in a wig” and endorsing Blackburn’s opponent, pro-abortion Democrat and former Volunteer State governor Phil Bredesen.

In the wake of the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Swift took to social media to defend abortion as “women’s rights to their own bodies,” posting a pro-abortion eulogy by Michelle Obama. She has also been a proponent of the LGBT agenda, calling on fans to oppose pro-family, pro-marriage legislation and legislators and announcing Pride Month dedications.

According to a New York Times report, Biden campaign aides and staffers are lobbying for Swift’s endorsement a second time around. “The biggest and most influential endorsement target is Ms. Swift,” the report states. “Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, a top Biden surrogate, all but begged Ms. Swift to become more involved in Mr. Biden’s campaign when he spoke to reporters after a Republican primary debate in September.” Apparently, the Biden team has even considered aligning campaign stops with Swift’s record-breaking “Eras” tour.

It seems ludicrous — laughably so — that a woman who’s made a career out of singing about picking the wrong guy is able to practically direct people how to vote. But setting aside the irony entailed by glancing at Swift’s catalog of songs and failed relationships, the fact that a single, politically-illiterate billionaire celebrity can effectively command a fifth of voters is disturbing, to say the very least, and actually reveals some of the chief flaws of democratic systems.

First and foremost, Swift’s political power is indicative of how far the Western world — America in particular — has fallen from God. C.S. Lewis once quipped in an essay, “Where men are forbidden to honor a king they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”

Christ the King has been forced out of the public square in secular Western society. In His stead, the masses now do exactly as Lewis predicted and worship celebrities, with Swift towering above them all. Without a God to worship, the public will inevitably worship lesser gods. This lesson is written throughout history: the ancients would worship and sacrifice to Zeus, Jupiter, Odin, Horus, and countless others. Without the revelation of the one true God, Perfection Himself, these false gods were but exaggerations of common human strengths and weaknesses.

Now, in the ages since Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection, a new sort of god has come to be. No more can men conjure gods in their imaginations, unseen beings responsible for thunder and lightning; instead, the public now worships those among them who are deemed to have transcended common human limitations: billionaire businessmen, cutting-edge scientists, and talented performers are all glorified in God’s place. Under the tutelage of the Serpent, man has usurped the throne of God — if only in his own mind. Where God invites man to become one with Him, man’s new idea of god promises that every man can become a god, and on his own terms, not on Someone Else’s. Without Christ at the center of the public square, man now gobbles poison, and Swift is peddling it with her views on abortion and sex.

In fact, Swift’s very few political statements directly contradict the noble notion of self-sacrifice inherent in a Christ-centered public square: endorsing the killing of one’s own children for whatever reason — career, reputation, economic ease, or just consequence-free sex — and supporting the sterile LGBT agenda, incapable of producing children or building families, in direct conflict with God’s design for human sexuality. Like the rest of the cultural elite horde, Swift buys into, repackages, and mass-distributes the Luciferian agenda. But unlike the rest of the cultural elite horde, her influence may be enough to alter the outcome of an election.

Finally, there is the alarming degree of political illiteracy prevalent among her fans. Self-declared “Swifties” willing and ready to base their vote on the pop star’s endorsement are not informing their political worldview but allowing someone else to form it for them. One politician’s endorsement of another is a means of informing the political worldview of citizens, a way of saying, “If my policies align with your priorities, then consider voting for this guy, there’s a lot of overlap.” But if swaths of Americans are prepared to vote for a candidate based only on one individual’s recommendation, these people are not bearing in mind the countless generations of Americans who came before them and fought, killed, bled, and died for their children’s children’s children to be able to choose for themselves their leader, instead of having a despot thrust upon them. They are not bearing in mind the God-given responsibility they have to form their consciences well and vote accordingly. They are not bearing in mind God’s commandments and designs and how those ought to be lived out in a virtuous society.

The ”democratic” part of our democratic republic is increasingly falling under the control of a handful of powerful, uber-wealthy cultural elites who dictate where political power goes and how it is exercised. Sounds an awful lot like tyranny.

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S.A. McCarthy

S.A. McCarthy serves as a news writer at The Washington Stand.

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Opponents Call SAFE Acts ‘Extremist,’ but 5 Veto Overrides Suggest Otherwise

By Family Research Council

The Ohio state legislature on Wednesday became the fifth to override a governor’s veto to enact a law protecting minors from gender transition procedures. With every successful veto override, claims of “extremism” lodged against the bill appear more and more far-fetched.

Accusations of extremism began with the very first Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, passed by the Arkansas legislature in 2021 (HB 1570). The bill sailed through the House (70-22) on March 10 and the Senate (28-7) on March 29. Despite these wide margins, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David complained on March 13 of that year, “The furious pace of these bills shows that hateful anti-equality groups across the country and extremist legislators alike realize that equality is gaining momentum.” After then-Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed the bill, the Arkansas legislature responded by overriding the veto (72-25 in the House, 25-8 in the Senate) on April 6.

The campaign to protect children accelerated in 2023, when 20 state legislatures joined those of Arkansas (2021), Alabama (2022), and Arizona (2022) in passing laws to protect children from gender transition procedures (although the Ohio veto override occurred this month). As the movement grew, so did the opposition. When Tennessee enacted a bill in March, a coalition of left-wing groups including the ACLU and Lambda Legal claimed that they had “chosen fearmongering, misrepresentations, intimidation, and extremist politics over the rights of families and the lives of transgender youth.”

“Extremist, anti-LGBTQ+ politicians and their allies are waging a dangerous and cruel misinformation campaign that seeks to stigmatize not only gender-affirming care but transgender and non-binary people as well,” claimed HRC’s new president Kelley Robinson. “Through fear-mongering and propaganda, extremist leaders are working overtime to manufacture panic, rile up their base, and coax them into opposing healthcare for transgender people.”

Left-wing groups were not above indulging in a little fear-mongering of their own. “Across the country, anti-transgender extremists and politicians are putting the lives and well-being of transgender people at risk,” said Movement Advancement Project Senior Policy Researcher Logan Casey, “by attempting to outlaw access to best practice medical care not only for youth but for all transgender people.” No states have passed laws to ban gender transition procedures for adults because, although these procedures harm adults too, society recognizes that adults are competent and therefore free to make their own decisions.

Nevertheless, “extremism” remained the buzzword across the left-wing activist-sphere, especially when a governor’s veto raised the bar for passage and gave activist groups time to pile on additional pressure. “For the extremist groups that are pushing these laws, the guard rails are off,” insisted Campaign for Southern Equality executive director Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of Louisiana’s SAFE Act-style bill. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis claimed that “Ohio’s extremist lawmakers inexplicably refused facts, expert testimony, and deeply personal pleas” by overriding the governor’s veto.

Despite the pressure and accusations of extremism, four state legislatures have overridden their governor’s vetoes in the past 12 months. On March 29, 2023, the Kentucky Senate (29-8) and House (76-23) voted to override Governor Andy Beshear’s (D) veto of a bill to protect minors from gender transition procedures, which also included protections for women’s sports and parental rights. On July 18, the Louisiana House (76-23) and Senate (28-11) voted to override then- Governor John Bel Edwards’s veto of the Stop Harming Our Kids Act, which told doctors to do just what the title said. On August 16, the North Carolina House (74-45) and Senate (27-18) voted to override Governor Roy Cooper’s (D) veto of that state’s bill to protect minors from gender transition procedures.

Then, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) vetoed that state’s SAFE Act at the end of the year (December 29), the first Republican governor to oppose such a measure since Hutchinson in 2021. Almost immediately, nearly every other statewide official criticized the veto, and legislators in both chambers announced plans to override. The House overrode the veto 65-27 on January 10, and the Senate overrode the veto 24-8 on January 24, 2024.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins extracted a lesson for governors from the veto override trend. “Given that five legislatures have overridden gubernatorial vetoes of legislation protecting minors from the transgender activists pushing experimental drugs and surgeries,” he remarked, “any governor who vetoes these SAFE Act-type laws is either politically tone-deaf or being influenced by those who profit from this morally devastating, but financially lucrative, industry.”

Another implication of the trend is that protecting minors from harmful, experimental gender transition procedures is not an “extremist” position, as its opponents keep on insisting. This is because of the role that executive vetoes play in America’s system of checks and balances.

In Federalist Paper 73, Alexander Hamilton explained that an executive veto “furnishes an additional security against the enaction of improper laws. It establishes a salutary check upon the legislative body, calculated to guard the community against the effects of faction, precipitancy, or of any impulse unfriendly to the public good, which may happen to influence a majority of that body.”

Hamilton was defending the veto power given to the U.S. president under the not-yet-ratified U.S. Constitution, but his reasoning is general enough to apply to gubernatorial vetoes against state legislation, too.

The “propriety” of a veto, Hamilton added, turns “upon the supposition that the legislature will not be infallible.” He articulated three general scenarios in which a veto could serve as a useful check. First, “the love of power may sometimes betray it into a disposition to encroach upon the rights of other members of the government.” Second, “a spirit of faction may sometimes pervert its deliberations.” Third, “impressions of the moment may sometimes hurry it into measures which itself, on maturer reflexion, would condemn.”

While the first scenario is not relevant to the SAFE Act debate, claims of “extremism” certainly suggest a “spirit of faction,” and they may also suggest the legislature itself would change its mind upon “maturer reflection.” The multiple vetoes issued against SAFE Acts provide case studies to see whether these applications prove true.

If the SAFE Acts were imprudent bills that legislatures passed too hastily, we would expect to find many legislators switching their votes during the veto override attempts, perhaps even enough that the bill would fail to reach whatever supermajority threshold was required. That is emphatically not what we find. The Arkansas bill lost one vote between its first passage and the veto override. The Kentucky bill lost one vote in the Senate but gained one in the House. The Louisiana bill lost one vote in the Senate, while four House members switched their votes two-and-two, canceling each other out. The North Carolina bill actually gained two votes. In Ohio, no legislators switched their votes.

Thus, after hundreds of legislators voted on these bills, and then voted on them again after they had been vetoed, the net effect was a change of zero votes (excluding different vote totals caused by absent legislators). These five bills lost a total of five votes and gained a total of five votes between first passage and the veto override.

The other claim raised against the SAFE Act is that it is the product of an extremist faction — in this case, its detractors allege, having swept through nearly the entire Republican Party. This claim would be more plausible if all the legislators who voted for the SAFE Act were of the same party, but that is not what we find. In Louisiana, multiple Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill both on initial passage and in overriding the governor’s veto — a governor of their own party. In North Carolina, two House Democrats actually switched their votes during the veto override, to approve the bill against the wishes of their own party’s governor.

For that matter, the North Carolina legislature would not have even taken up a SAFE Act-style bill if not for the extremism of Democrats in the chamber. Earlier in the year, Representative Tricia Cotham had switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party because her fellow Democrats were bullying her over introducing a school choice bill. Her party switch gave the Republicans the supermajority they needed to advance legislation the governor would likely veto.

There is a tendency today to view things like veto power and legislative supermajorities as simply a matter of who has power to do what. Succumbing to that tendency would be a mistake, because it capitulates to a Marxist view of politics that sees everything through the lens of power dynamics. Sometimes, the usual political divisions break down, and government officials make decisions based upon what they believe is best for society, a certain group in society, or at least for their reelection chances. As noted above, some Democratic legislators voted for SAFE Act-style bills, while some Republican governors vetoed them. The veto even exerts a restraining influence in the far-Left, one-party state of California, where in September Governor Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed an anti-parent bill. The more statesmanlike use of the veto propounded by Hamilton may not always exert itself, but it still plays a role too large to dismiss.

An executive veto serves to “increase the chances in favor of the community against the passing of bad laws, through haste, inadvertence, or design,” said Hamilton. “The oftener the measure is brought under examination, the greater the diversity in the situations of those who are to examine it, the less must be the danger of those errors which flow from want of due deliberation, or of those missteps which proceed from the contagion of some common passion or interest.”

SAFE Act-style bills have now been considered a great many times across a great many states. In just a three-year span, nearly half of all U.S. state legislatures (23, to be exact) have seen fit to implement protections for minors suffering gender dysphoria, who lack the long-term vision and decision-making prudence to clearly see the harms of irreversible gender transition procedures. Each of those states conducted extensive hearings, featuring testimony from both sides of the debate, and were exposed to public input (including rather rude protests from the Left) on the bills’ potential merits and effects. There has been no lack of examination or due deliberation.

In almost every state, a supermajority of the legislature (often two-thirds, or even three-fourths) voted in favor of the measures. In five states, a supermajority enacted the bills of a governor’s veto. Such overwhelming support, almost by definition, implies that these bills enjoy support from more than just an “extremist” faction, notwithstanding the slanders of their detractors.

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Joshua Arnold

Joshua Arnold is a senior writer at The Washington Stand.

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Christian and Jewish Leaders Condemn ‘Political, Spiritual Persecution’ of Paivi Rasanen

By Family Research Council

An interfaith coalition has offered prayers of solidarity to two evangelical Christians facing their third trial for declaring that homosexuality violates the Bible, a position prosecutors call “War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.”

Despite two unanimous acquittals, Finland’s state prosecutor has taken an elderly member of parliament and a Lutheran bishop before the Supreme Court to answer for their traditional Christian beliefs on sexuality. Dr. Päivi Räsänen, who has served in parliament for 29 years, and Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF), are facing “spiritual persecution” for upholding the Scripture, said a letter signed by dozens of Christian and Jewish leaders.

“Once again you face unjust charges. For almost half a decade, you have confronted targeted legal harassment for simply living out your Christian faith, the direct result of not just political persecution but also spiritual persecution,” says the letter, which was led by Advancing American Freedom and released today. “Now, despite twice being unanimously declared not guilty at the Helsinki District Court and the Helsinki Court of Appeals, the prosecutor has filed another appeal, potentially forcing a third trial at Finland’s Supreme Court.”

Authorities have centered their legal case on a five-year-old social media post made by the MP, a member of the Christian Democrats Party, asking why her Lutheran church body would take part in an LGBT “Pride 2019” event. The post on Twitter, now X, included a photo of Romans 1:24-27, which clarifies that homosexual behavior is sinful.

Two years later, in April 2021, prosecutors charged Räsänen and Pohjola with “agitation against a minority” under the nation’s law against “War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.” Police arrested Räsänen and subjected her to 13 hours of police interrogation before her trial. Prosecutors dubbed the Bible verses in her tweet, a booklet the two wrote in 2004 expounding on biblical doctrine titled “Male and Female He Created Them: Homosexual Relations Challenge the Christian Concept of Humanity,” as well as comments Räsänen made on the radio in December 2019 as “hate speech.”

Räsänen and Pohjola were first acquitted by the Helsinki District Court on March 30, 2022. The three-judge panel ruled that prosecutors had violated the Christians’ right to freedom of expression contained in Section 12 of the Finnish Constitution, as well as noting the thorny legal questions posed if secular judges begin ruling on matters of religious doctrine. “It is not for the district court to interpret biblical concepts,” the court declared.

But within days, then-Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen appealed the charges. Räsänen then faced a two-day trial last August 31-September 1. The Court of Appeals unanimously acquitted MP Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola on November 14, 2023. Under the law, social media posts must be intended to offend, and “there must be an overriding social reason for interfering with and restricting freedom of expression,” they ruled. The judges ordered the state to pay both defendants’ legal fees.

Finland’s current state prosecutor appealed the dismissal once again earlier this month.

“It is shocking that the Finnish state prosecutor has decided to target MP Räsänen for a third time, because she politely expressed her religious beliefs in public,” Arielle Del Turco, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council — and who signed the letter — told The Washington Stand. “So far, the Finnish courts have been clear in affirming Räsänen’s right to express her religious beliefs. However, the process of being dragged through court is often the punishment itself.”

The thirst to continually prosecute the grandmother of 10 exposes the government’s intolerance and malice toward traditional Christian viewpoints, said Paul Coleman, executive director of ADF International, which is supporting Räsänen’s legal defense. “Dragging people through the courts for years, subjecting them to hour-long police interrogations, and wasting taxpayer money to police people’s deeply held beliefs has no place in a democratic society,” said Coleman. “As is so often the case in ‘hate speech’ trials, the process has become the punishment.”

The U.S. letter offers “prayers and encouragement” to the embattled pair “on behalf of the millions of Americans who support freedom of speech and freedom of religion.”

The letter assures that “you do not stand alone,” because “each one of us stands alongside you,” note its writers. “We are watching, and we are praying for you. The world is watching, and the world is praying for you.”

The signatories hope their fellow believers, and all those who value freedom of conscience and expression, will make that promise real as the West falls progressively under the sway of illiberal secular repression. “Christians around the world should continue to pray for and voice their support for MP Räsänen,” said Del Turco.

The faith leaders signing the letter include Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, former Ambassador Ken Blackwell, and Rabbi Yaakov Menken of the Coalition for Jewish Values, among many others.

The Lutheran pair’s case also attracted high-level support from Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), who named Räsänen, detransitioner Chloe Cole, collegiate swimming record-holder Riley Gaines, and concerned parent Scott Smith his personal “heroes” at FRC’s 2023 Pray Vote Stand Summit. “She gives you hope,” said Roy. “She gives you a belief that we can stand up and stand athwart that kind of tyranny.”

Räsänen has reflected on the words of Jesus to rejoice in suffering, taking pride that each trial has allowed her to quote and explain the Bible’s teachings in depth.

“After my full exoneration in two courts, I’m not afraid of a hearing before the Supreme Court,” said Räsänen. An “acquittal from the Supreme Court would set an even stronger positive precedent for everyone’s right to free speech and religion. And if the court decided to overturn the lower courts’ acquittals, I am ready to defend freedom of speech and religion as far as the European Court of Human Rights.”

The letter reads in full:

To the Honorable Päivi Räsänen, M.D. and the Reverend Dr. Juhana Pohjola,

We have been following your case since 2019 and on behalf of the millions of Americans who support freedom of speech and freedom of religion, we write to show our support for you in these trying times and to offer our prayers and encouragement.

Once again you face unjust charges. For almost half a decade, you have confronted targeted legal harassment for simply living out your Christian faith, the direct result of not just political persecution but also spiritual persecution. Now, despite twice being unanimously declared not guilty at the Helsinki District Court and the Helsinki Court of Appeals, the prosecutor has filed another appeal, potentially forcing a third trial at Finland’s Supreme Court.

We are watching and we are praying for you. The world is watching, and the world is praying for you. As you once again prepare to stand trial for freedom of speech and freedom of religion, know that you do not stand alone. Rather, each one of us stands alongside you, praying and encouraging you along the way.

Sincerely,

Paul Teller, Executive Director, Advancing American Freedom
Frank Wolf, Former Member, U.S. Congress
Ambassador Sam Brownback, Co-Chair, International Religious Freedom Summit
Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, Executive Director, The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty
Eric Patterson, Executive Director, Religious Freedom Institute
Tony Perkins, President and former Chair, Family Research Council and US CIRF
Ken Blackwell, Former U.S. Ambassador, United Nations Human Rights Commission
Maureen Blum, Executive Director, Catholics Count
Nina Shea, Senior Scholar and Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute
Douglas D. Punke, Senior Pastor, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bunni Pounds, President, Christians Engaged
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Managing Director, Coalition for Jewish Values
McKenna Wendt, Advocacy Manager, International Christian
Arielle Del Turco, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Family Research Council
Charlie Gerow, CEO, Quantum Communications
Robert F. Schwarzwalder, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Honors College, Regent University
Bethany Kozma, CEO, Keystone Policy
Robert K. Fisher, Meeting Coordinator, Conservatives of Faith
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, General Secretary, American Association of Evangelicals
C. Preston Noell III, President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
David Kullberg, Co-Founder, Scandinavian American Gospel Alliance
Richard A. Vigurie, Chairman, FedUpPac.org
Jason Poblete, Esq., President, Global Liberty Alliance
Eunie Smith, President, Eagle Forum of Alabama
Melissa Ortiz, Founder, Capability Consulting
Dran Reese, President, Salt and Light Council
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, President, 60 Plus Association
James L. Martin, Founder/Chairman, 60 Plus Association
John Suarez, Executive Director, Center for a Free Cuba
Nancy Schulze, National Strategic Director, Physicians for Reform

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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.

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American mutation: The pitfalls of plummeting population

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

A groundbreaking study out of Chicago has confirmed a troubling trend that is changing America: the depopulation of our cities.

This leading-edge analysis, Depopulation and associated challenges for US cities by 2100, was a team effort from the University of Illinois Chicago. Their shocking conclusion? Half of America’s 30,000 cities will have population decline this century.

The study’s rigorous scholarship is no less monumental than its findings. Over 24,000 American cities were examined to document that de-urbanisation is no longer an aberration, but the new normal with no end in sight. Consider: urbanisation was prevalent for most of American history. As the economy grew, people left the country and headed for cities where prosperity beckoned. All was well while it lasted.

Those days are over. The Idea of Progress, the secular faith in a country weaned on individualism and unlimited frontiers, is sputtering to an end. As yours truly posited in these pages last year:

The Idea of Progress, the belief that history ineluctably proceeds towards material well-being and a better life, took hold and superseded religious faith. This belief emerged from Enlightenment empiricism. Mankind had come to believe in itself: Master of the Universe. Modernism was born.

The UI Chicago researchers have unwittingly revealed that Modernism is retrogression. “Modern” has done a 180, and the mantra of perpetual growth wanes. Remember that old Chinese curse about living in interesting times?

Fascinating findings

The UI Chicago disquisition elicited a priceless Fox News clickbait header: “Thousands of US cities are predicted to become ghost towns by 2100: New study.” While things are not that dire, urban America’s decline is underway.

That is problematic. Urban infrastructure has been designed and built to accommodate existing populations as well as anticipated growth. Water systems and electrical grids are expensive to maintain; a declining tax base will lead to reduced services:

Given the current challenges with aging infrastructure in the United States, this reduced financial capacity will probably lead to a lower level of service and even cascade to create unaffordable services. For example, repaving some roads and providing some transit services may become prohibitively expensive… and electric and water utilities may have to raise their rates given the reduced revenue from depopulation, which can create affordability issues that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations.

Below replacement fertility, urban blight and tight money signal the mutation of America’s optimistic “progress” zeitgeist to something less rosy.

The impact on suburban and peri-urban (transitioning from rural to urban) areas is pronounced. Population increases there drain residents from the core cities. As a result, the remaining/left-behind urban core is disproportionately poor. Those are the “vulnerable populations” referenced in the study.

Places like Cleveland, Detroit, Birmingham, Memphis and St. Louis are prime examples. Flint, Michigan and Jackson, Mississippi received national attention for their deteriorating water services. While many factors are involved, urban out-migration and shrinking tax bases have set the stage for manifold problems.

Street and road maintenance will be “economised”. Prioritising maintenance and upgrades will be contentious. Reduced public transportation will affect those who need it most. Public water/sewer, waste disposal and electrical systems will curtail services.

Affordable housing will be another casualty as underutilised infrastructure is decommissioned. That happened in Detroit when the middle class decamped for the suburbs. Entire city blocks were condemned, residents relocated, services cut and fenced off. The Visitors and Convention Bureau does not publicise such things.

America has its slowest population growth ever, though illegal alien numbers are elusive. Reliance on immigration has been the easy way to find cheap labour and prop up urban population. That’s not working anymore. Per the study:

  • Asian and Hispanic immigrants now favour smaller communities outside big cities.
  • Urban depopulation is most severe in the Northeast and Midwest. Out West, southern California is the region most affected.
  • Urban depopulation is coming to the Rocky Mountain states, long considered a refuge from frenzied California and the Northeast.

How to address this?

What is certain is that an important cultural shift in planning and engineering communities is needed, away from conventional, growth-based planning, to accommodate a dramatic demographic shift. [Emphasis added]

Note “dramatic demographic shift”. Any way you slice it, we’re talking about the decline of urban America.

How it started

Following the Martin Luther King assassination (1968), cities burned. Turmoil engulfed inner-city ghettoes. Racial tensions flared. White flight ensued, where folks voted with their feet to the suburbs.

What happened? LBJ’s Great Society, a colossal fiasco with its “War on Poverty”. This vastly expanded social welfare bureaucracy, giving rise to illogical relief schemes. One such program mandated higher assistance payments if there was no adult male (potential breadwinner) in the household. Talk about undermining the family. Why work when you could get by otherwise?

Then came food stamps, a second currency undermining the dollar. The welfare class metastasised. That, along with the swelling cadre of social services workers, boosted the client base of the Democratic Party.

PC penetrated law enforcement. Rather than uphold “law and order” (which itself became a code word for racism), authorities ceded the streets and advised people to just avoid certain areas.

Mass immigration depressed wages. Attendant congestion further diminished the appeal of urban living. Drug abuse skyrocketed, savaging families.

Birthrates plunged to below-replacement level, reflecting changing priorities, wokeism and ever-tightening finances. Urban living is no longer worth it for so many upwardly mobile types.

Then came the crippling triple whammy: Covid lockdowns shut down communities, wrecked the economy and sewed fear and division. Remote work became an option. There is no going back.

How others see us

An old friend is a veteran China Hand – sinologist, linguist, and analyst rolled into one. Smart guy. He says some Chinese scholars are fascinated with America’s decline. They say stuff like, “Don’t your leaders see this?” “Why won’t they do something?” “Can’t you even control your borders?”

Like Ancient Rome, America lost the republic and became an empire. Globalism rules. Whenever that happens, the sense of national identity, thus national pride, fades. What it even means to be an American is up for debate. Mammonism, demoralisation and anomie set in, and the rest is history.

It is not surprising that America’s cities are being depopulated. What goes around comes around.

AUTHOR

LOUIS T. MARCH

Louis T. March has a background in government, business, and philanthropy. A former talk show host, author, and public speaker, he is a dedicated student of history and genealogy. Louis lives with his family in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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