The Democrats will try to cheat this election. This is something everyone knows and has known for years. They tried to cheat in 2016 and failed, they cheated in 2018 with decent success (they flipped Orange County blue long after the polls closed because of “missing ballots” that all conveniently favored the Democrats), and will try to cheat once again in 2020, in a variety of ways.
There has been story after story of Democrat operatives getting caught and subsequently arrested for attempting to cheat, as well as story after story of pro-Trump ballots being thrown away. The Democrats are dirty cheaters who cannot hope to win elections legitimately, so they have to resort to all sorts of tricks, until they regain power once again and get rid of the electoral process that has been working in this country for nearly 250 years.
So it is absolutely unsurprising, though still entirely enraging, to see Ilhan Omar allegedly being part of a ballot harvesting operation in Minnesota.
Project Veritas recently released a video from an undercover insider, named Omar Jamal, who recorded the “pay-for-vote” scheme that Jamal Osman, Minneapolis city council member, is attempting to pull off, with help from the Ilhan Omar campaign. Newsweek added that:
“An anonymous person, identified as a former Minneapolis political worker, told Project Veritas that Omar’s campaign deputy director Ali Isse Gainey was coordinating ballot harvesting from elderly people in Charles Horn Towers, a housing complex in the city, before the Minnesota primary on August 8… The same person claimed that women and young people were paid for their ballots during the primary.”
The video also shows Liban Mohamed, brother of Jamal Osman, sitting in his car with ballots all for Osman. “Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman. I have 300 ballots in my car right now… Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Look, all these are for Jamal Osman.”
The video also shows numerous people either directly shown being paid hundreds of dollars for their ballots (as well as instructions as to what to do, such as filling out personal information but leaving who to vote for blank for obvious reasons) or admitting to being paid hundreds of dollars.
In the video, it is also said by one former coworker of Ilhan Omar that Omar herself started the “pay-for-vote” operation in Minnesota, further implicating her in this entire thing. Thankfully, the Minneapolis Police Department (who won’t be defunded now, thankfully) will investigate this ballot-harvesting scheme, though who knows where that will lead?
What’s more, down south in Texas, a Biden campaign operative was caught in a ballot-harvesting operation involving mail-in ballots and absentee ballots, which one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged could affect the vote of 700,000 ballots.
While that one doesn’t necessarily implicate Ilhan Omar, it further goes to show how rotten and perverse the Left is (as if you needed more evidence of that).
They have no issue with cheating whatsoever, and will go to any lengths to illegitimately win elections.
I’ve pointed out before that one thing communists often do is deflection. They accuse their opponents of doing things that they are doing. For four years, they have accused Trump of cheating in the 2016 election, stealing it away from Hillary Clinton. In those four years, we, of course, have come to discover, much to the dismay of the Left, that it was the Democrats who were cheating through foreign influence, as well as through the outgoing administration’s DOJ.
The Mueller investigation was largely launched to cover the Left’s tracks and make the story about how Trump was the one who cheated, even without any evidence to support that accusation, when in fact it was the Democrats who had cheated and still continue to cheat.
They hardly even hide it anymore. Why else do you think they would broadcast the idea that Trump might seemingly be winning by a landslide on election night but will ultimately lose in a landslide in the coming days or weeks? They fully plan to make the system so broken and cheat to such an extent that they can keep counting votes for Biden LONG after the election should have been called. They KNOW that Trump, in a completely fair and free election, would wipe the floor with Biden, so they have to come up with ways to rig the system.
And this is one of the ways in which they plan to do it: ballot-harvesting and “pay-for-vote” schemes, all of which are obviously illegal, but the Left doesn’t care one wit about the law. Even when they get caught, unless it’s so bad that they are unsalvageable, they do not pay the price for it at all.
Ilhan Omar should’ve been recalled or impeached long ago, and fresh calls for both will be made because of this, but they won’t go anywhere. Unless the GOP keeps a close eye on the ballots, the likes of Ilhan Omar will cheat in their elections and win with zero repercussions.
These people have no shame, but I hope and pray to God that they are utterly humiliated in this election season, even despite the cheating and illegal actions they are trying to do.
Lord knows that these people deserve that and far worse.
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’”
Over the weekend, The New York Times (illegally) disclosed some of the details in Trump’s tax returns over the last few decades and the biggest takeaways they had are that Trump paid just $750 to the IRS in 2016 and 2017 (he paid $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017, but “virtually all that liability was washed away when he eventually filed, and most of the payments were rolled forward to cover potential taxes in future years”, according to The NYT, so that talking point is dishonest) and that he paid no income taxes in several years because of losses made in those years.
And the Left and media (but I repeat myself) are acting as though this is a massive new revelation that is sure to undermine Trump’s chances at re-election and especially with blue-collar workers. What a load of crap, for a few reasons.
First of all, and perhaps most importantly, we know exactly why THIS is the story and not something else: the media and the Left overhyped Trump’s tax returns for the past four years, claiming that it is where we are definitely going to find evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, through some sort of payment or whatever made out to Putin.
In the end, The New York Times reports “[The returns] report that Mr. Trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth (side note: this is the case for literally everyone who pays taxes because of the way the tax law is written. This is not an anomaly special to Trump). Nor do they reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.”
And THAT is the biggest takeaway from this, but it deflates the Left’s narrative. For four years, Rachel Maddow and others in the media kept pointing to Trump’s tax returns as being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – the definitive place where Trump would be caught red-handed in making shady deals with the Kremlin relating to the 2016 election and maybe other things as well. For four years, they assured their base that once they got his tax returns, they would be able to find evidence of criminality and finally get rid of Trump.
After four years, they finally got Trump’s tax returns and they show nothing, zip, zero, nada. Nothing about paying Putin to do something about the election. Nothing about making shady deals with Russia. The best they got is Trump complying with the tax system the Washington Establishment created for years. He's taking advantage of the rules that the Bidens and Pelosis established decades ago. And they think that this somehow hurts Trump, which is hilarious.
Which brings me to the second reason this is all a load of crap: THIS ISN’T NEW! TRUMP HAS ADMITTED TO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX SYSTEM!
Here is The New York Times on October 10, 2016: “Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years.”
Almost four years to the date, The NYT comes back with a similar story, this time with Trump’s tax returns, and they think this is a blow to Trump?
Trump has the financial muscle to hire tax lawyers and accountants to find loopholes in the crappy tax system that globalists in Washington have created. If there was any illegality in what Trump did, THAT would be the story, but it’s not alleged. Trump didn’t skip out on paying income taxes because he’s Charlie Rangel or something. He didn’t evade paying taxes. He took advantage of loopholes that made it so he didn’t have to pay taxes.
It’s perfectly legitimate and, if anything, praiseworthy. Taxation is theft, the IRS are crooks, and paying the government the least amount of money necessary is pretty patriotic. If anything, this exposes the liabilities of the current tax system: the rich people have the muscle to find loopholes to avoid unnecessarily paying taxes while the little guy cannot do that and will often pay more than he has to.
Do you really think Trump is the only rich guy to take these sorts of advantages? Why do you think it is that uber rich guys like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett call for higher income taxes for the rich, but oppose things like Warren’s wealth tax? They can take advantage of income tax loopholes they know quite well, so they have no issue with higher income taxes (not to mention it makes them appear “selfless” in the eyes of the ignorant Leftist base). But a wealth tax goes after their net worth directly, which is a big problem for them.
Rich people can take advantage of the system the Washington Establishment has created. And somehow, Trump is the one who is rotten here for playing the game that others play? It’s somehow a massive scandal that Trump pays so little in taxes, something he has ADMITTED TO FOUR YEARS AGO?!
No, it isn’t. But the Left is strapped for stories that make Trump look awful, which is why they have to tell lies and half-truths about him. They lied about his comments regarding the military. They lied about his attitude towards handling the Chinese coronavirus. And they are lying about what Trump’s tax returns say about the guy.
Again, one of the BIGGEST reasons they are going with this angle is because they overhyped the idea that his tax returns would prove collusion with Russia and basically affirmed to their base that that’s exactly what the tax returns would show if they could get their hands on them. Now that they saw them and there is nothing about Russian collusion, they have to save face with little nothing burgers that are not even news.
Trump playing within the rules of the system to gain an advantage is something HE ACTIVELY HAS BRAGGED ABOUT. It’s not a new story, it’s not a controversy, and most importantly, it's not illegal. All it shows is that the last lead the Left had to “finding” Russian collusion regarding anything related to Trump ended up going nowhere. This is something EVERYONE should have expected because the IRS has had Trump’s tax returns on file for DECADES and would have turned them over to either the FBI or the Mueller Special Counsel if they had anything about Russian collusion.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Special Counsel specifically asked for the tax returns because the Leftists in the media were so sure that they would point to collusion, and ultimately found nothing. If there had been something about the Russians that proved collusion in his tax returns, trust me, we would’ve known A LONG TIME AGO.
Mueller found nothing, the corrupt FBI found nothing, the corrupt media found nothing, and they continue to find nothing. All of these years, with perhaps the most extreme vetting of a public official in the history of this country, and no one can find any sort of illegality or criminal behavior at any point?
People will talk about how “Trump is immoral” but considering how squeaky-clean the guy is, I can’t help but roll my eyes at such an “argument”. If he were as immoral as people say he is, everyone would have found something which would have led to his removal from office. At the end of the day, all the Left had was a phone call made to Ukraine which passingly touched on Hunter Biden and the Democrats went ballistic, opting to impeach him in an effort to save Biden’s and Obama’s behinds. It was an entirely partisan effort with only one GOP traitor, the most expected one of them all, joining the Democrats in voting to remove Trump on one of the two articles of impeachment the Left ultimately put forth, neither of which had anything to do with the phone call or Ukraine.
A false basis for an impeachment is all they had because Trump is not immoral (not to say he’s free of sin, what I mean is that he’s not the immoral demon that the Left has made him out to be) and has not committed any crimes that anyone can reasonably point to.
The Left says he’s corrupt but in the past week, we have found that he legally played within the boundaries of the system (again, he’s bragged about doing this) and that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from the wife of a former mayor of Moscow (among other large payments).
And yet, the former is the story? I shouldn’t be so surprised, to be frank. The Left had to try and cover Biden’s behind and simply not covering the Hunter Biden story wouldn’t have been enough (and I think this is another big reason for this NYT story, apart from trying to save face about the contents of the tax returns). They have to try and go on the offensive, particularly as the election draws near, so they push out a nothing burger story that will be the center of everyone’s attention over the real story of the corrupt business dealings of the Bidens.
This, among many other reasons, is why the fake news media is the enemy of the people.
2 Timothy 3:13
“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
We are less than 40 days away from the 2020 presidential election, but even today, we are still finding out new things relating to the corrupt Mueller probe and the attitude of many (though not all) who were a part of said probe.
Well, I say “new” things rather liberally here. They are not new things, but more like new details that were previously unknown. We all knew perfectly well that the Mueller team’s primary objective was to just “get Trump” as one FBI agent suggested. The way it was formed was more akin to how investigators in a banana republic work as opposed to a constitutional republic.
Time and time again, I have pointed out that the Mueller team was not given a particular crime to investigate, but rather, were given a target to investigate to see what crimes were possibly committed. Actual, legitimate investigators look into crimes to find the suspect(s); they don’t look at the suspect(s) to find the crime.
Lo and behold, that concept is further reinforced by an FBI agent who was a part of Crossfire Hurricane, and Crossfire Razor, which specifically investigated Gen. Michael Flynn.
During an interview with U.S. attorney Jeffrey Jensen, who is at the head of a DOJ review of the case against Flynn, FBI agent William Barnett noted that “he saw little reason to investigate Michael Flynn and that he believed that members of the special counsel’s team prosecuted the former national security adviser in order to ‘get Trump’,” reported The Daily Caller, who reported on a recently released memo.
The memo reads: “BARNETT thought the TRUMP Campaign may have been aware the Russians were attempting to impact the election, but that was far different from the TRUMP Campaign and the Russians having a deal and/or working together ‘quid pro quo,’”
The memo also notes that Barnett believed there was little reason to carry an investigation into General Flynn, and once theories of collusion began to float around, Barnett told Jensen that such a theory was “opaque” with no real evidence to suggest illegality.
Barnett mentioned that one basis for the investigation into Flynn was a speech that the former General had given in Moscow which was hosted by Russian news outlet RT back in December of 2015, in which Flynn was seated right next to President Vladimir Putin. The FBI agent said that he believed such a trip was “ill-advised” on Flynn’s part, but that there was nothing to suggest that he had committed any criminal acts.
The memo specifically pointed out that “BARNETT did not understand the point of the investigation.”
Interestingly, on the day of the election, Nov. 8, 2016, specifically at 5:42 p.m., Barnett wrote in a message to colleagues that FBI officials ordered Crossfire Razor to be shut down. However, the FBI heads changed their minds when it became clear that Trump had won, and the investigation remained ongoing.
I say this is interesting because it shows just how corrupt and perverse these people are. Had Hillary been an actually decent candidate and won, the FBI would have dropped their investigation into Flynn. They had nothing and at no point did they have anything that showed criminality and a reason to continue to investigate the guy. The ONLY reason they didn’t drop the matter is because Trump won and would subsequently name Flynn to a cabinet position.
Again, they had nothing and at no point did they get anything. They thought they might have gotten something following the revelation of Flynn’s call with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, but that had nothing either and yet, they still kept on going.
Of course, eventually, they pressured Flynn enough (aka threatening to send his son to jail) to get him to plead guilty to lying during an interview with the FBI at the White House (an interview that Flynn did not think he could get into trouble for the things he said and for which he did not have a lawyer present. Not to mention the FBI agents interviewing him never suggested it was an official interrogation and Comey even admitted he did not think Flynn lied in that interview, only that he misremembered some things, but I digress) and now, Flynn is fighting against the Deep State which has ruined his life and is still in pursuit of him.
By the way, the only reason we even know about this memo, and the only reason it exists, is because the Flynn case is still being pursued not by the DOJ but by a corrupt judge seeking to destroy Flynn for political reasons. That memo was written because of the attorneys looking into the Flynn case, which is still ongoing. With the matter dropped, this would not have come out and we would not have gotten such a clear picture of how utterly disgusting and corrupt the Obama DOJ was (not that we needed this to know that, but the details help paint the picture better).
And God bless Agent Barnett, one of the actually decent people in the FBI (who is relatively high up, as I suspect most people in the FBI are patriotic Americans, save for the ones at the very top). The memo noted that he wanted out of Crossfire Razor, noting that it was “problematic” and even pointed out an agenda-driven investigator in the Mueller Special Counsel who goes by the name of Jeannie Rhee, who seemed to be convinced Trump colluded with Russia (and really wanted to get him and everyone in the Trump administration).
Barnett told Jensen that he believed Rhee “was obsessed with Flynn and Russia and she had an agenda.” Not even a little bit surprising, but it is interesting to see that not everyone in the Mueller investigation was on the same boat about trying to destroy Trump. It was easy to assume every last one of them was on that counsel because they were in agreement that they would look into whatever they could to charge Trump with something and get him kicked out of office, but it seems that at least one of them was reasonable enough to recognize that there wasn’t much out there to suggest that Trump colluded with Russia.
The Obama administration is easily the most corrupt administration this country has seen, at least as far as I can tell. It worked to undermine, at every step, the incoming Trump administration and sought to make irrelevant the results of the 2016 election. To them, we, the People, should never have been able to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States. We were supposed to pick Hillary and continue on with their evil dominion over us. We never were supposed to have an actual say as to who inhabits the White House.
Unlikely as it is, I do hope and pray that before Trump leaves office for good (in 2025), that all of these evil bastards are sentenced for their criminal acts. What they committed was treason against the United States. They ought to serve the due punishment for such a crime.
But for now, let’s focus on winning 2020 and ensuring that another remnant of that corrupt Obama administration does not get the chance to set foot in the White House as POTUS.
“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”
One slogan Leftists have repeated following the death of George Floyd while in police custody is that “All Cops Are Bastards” or “ACAB” for short. That is, obviously, ridiculous, but there is no denying that there are some bad apples in many places. This includes even school resource officers, seemingly.
According to reports, an Ohio woman was tased and arrested on Wednesday for not wearing a mask during an outdoor eighth-grade football game.
Local news station WTAP-TV reported that the school resource officer “appears to use a taser on the parent, before placing her in handcuffs.”
Another woman, named Tiffany Lynn Kennedy, had recorded the incident on her phone. The parent was screaming at the officer who was trying to grab her, telling him “don’t touch me!” and “get off of me!” as the officer was attempting to place cuffs on her.
The woman taking the video comments, saying: “This is over a mask… I don’t think you can arrest her for not wearing a mask.” Well, seemingly, in backwards Ohio, under the idiot governor’s orders (first time Republican Governor Mike DeWine has honestly pissed me off so much), you can, indeed, face consequences for not wearing a mask, even when you are away from other people and outside.
No wonder the crowd booed the Lt. Governor of Ohio when he told a Trump rally crowd about the mask mandate. Mask mandates are unconstitutional, but even idiotic Republican governors, fearing the scorn of the fake news media, I suppose, will cave and take away people’s rights at the drop of a hat.
It is ridiculous and absolutely outrageous and both the governor and Lt. governor deserve to be either recalled or primaried the next time they are up for reelection over this disgraceful and unAmerican, not to mention ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL, mask mandate.
As far as the officers who follow these illegal orders go, they deserve all the scorn in the world. In a time like today, when the Left is shouting that “all cops are bastards” and have no qualms whatsoever about them being shot and killed, officers across the country cannot afford to do things that would lose them support from people who most fervently support them.
Conservatives, freedom-loving Americans back the blue. We support law enforcement officers and believe they are the most unjustifiably maligned group in this country, where they have to sacrifice life and limb to protect communities who will shout and criticize them regardless of what they do. Even if they do every single thing right, and are justified in doing unsightly things (like firing back at Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, which tragically ended in the woman’s death and no one denies that it was tragic), they will be scorned and demanded that their heads be served up on a silver platter.
We believe this because we know that the job of a police officer is to protect and serve his or her community. But when an officer does something like this (and yes, the officer in question is a school resource officer, but I have seen actual police officers act like mini-gestapo against law-abiding citizens who don’t follow the governor’s “guidelines” which are unconstitutional), such an officer deserves every bit of the scorn that they receive.
When officers do the wrong thing, they ought to be criticized for it. Last month, I wrote about how police officers executed a man named Ryan Whitaker. I did not hold back in my scorn and criticism of the officer who killed him because that was nothing short of an execution. When SWAT officers shot and killed Daniel Shaver, that was an execution by a man (and I hesitate to call him that) mad with power. Those officers deserve all the scorn they received and more.
Likewise, officers who follow these illegal orders and arrest and even TASE law-abiding citizens who are made outlaws by communistic “health and safety guidelines” also deserve plenty of scorn.
Back in April, I wrote about the bravery of Michigan sheriffs who openly went against the governor’s executive orders regarding the arrest and fining of those who go against “stay-at-home” orders. If you remember, in that very article, I gave some examples of officers arresting joggers and Christians attending Easter services.
I noted that those sheriffs, rightly, did not turn their backs on the constitution. But when officers do turn their backs on the constitution and oblige with illegal orders given to them by the governor, that’s a massive problem and such officers deserve fierce criticism.
This is particularly asinine and outrageous following the months of “protests” where people very clearly have disregarded many of the same guidelines those very governors dictate other people must follow. Maybe the parent at that football game should have just said she was “peacefully protesting” and the officer (whose own mask eventually slipped down as he was making contact with the woman, defeating the purpose of the mask and the mandate) might have just let her be.
I don’t know, in this crazy world of ours where one group of people get to live by one set of rules and laws and another group of people have to abide by draconic orders and regulations, lest they be arrested, any such argumentation might seem valid.
Some officers will arrest you for attending church, but not for setting fire to one. They will arrest you for jogging alone in the street, but not for marching with a mob to call police “bastards” and inciting the death of “fascists”. They will arrest parents attending football games for not wearing a mask, but won’t arrest the people that assaulted Kyle Rittenhouse (and I know that that was in Wisconsin, not Ohio, but the point remains: there is a very clear double standard in how the law is being enforced).
As long as you are “protesting” police brutality, you can borderline literally spit in a police officer’s face and not much will happen to you. As long as you were a prominent Leftist politician, you can have a massive funeral gathering with few guidelines.
If you want to attend a religious gathering, go to the gym, eat at a restaurant, or simply go out for a walk, some officers will ensure that you have no ability to do any one of those things.
No, not all cops are bastards, but some cops are bastards when they do crap like this. They are supposed to protect and serve their communities, not criminalize people’s existence. We are law-abiding citizens until the government outlaws our lives, at which point, we are at the mercy of law enforcement. Yes, that is hyperbole, before someone accuses me of being a drama queen, but you understand my point. Attending a high school football game without a mask has been made illegal and some officers have no qualms about arresting such people.
If a cop follows such illegal orders, going so far as to even TASE someone who was not a threat to the officer’s life, I cannot think that that cop is anything other than a bastard. And in this day and age, cops need as many friends as they can get.
Now, does this mean I am condemning all cops? Absolutely not and that would be utterly ridiculous. It’s not an either/or situation where either all cops are bastards or none of them are, or where either all cops are good or all of them are bad. There is a very obvious middle road here where most cops are good, will do what they need to do to protect their communities and won’t violate someone’s rights without reason (criminals forfeit such rights upon committing crimes), but some cops are not exactly good ones and will either abuse their power or nonchalantly do the bidding of tyrants (and given that b.s. mandate, I have no problem calling DeWine a tyrant).
I have already shared examples of police officers clearly doing the wrong thing, with Ryan Whitaker, with Daniel Shaver, and with those who have arrested joggers and churchgoers. Such officers, though I believe they are in the fringe minority, are not good officers.
And don’t tell me “they’re just following orders” as though that justifies their actions. By that logic, one can also excuse Nazi soldiers and officers, who were “just following” Hitler’s orders. The Nazi officer rounding up Jews to be put in the gas chamber is not excused just because “he was following orders.” The SS officer searching for Jews hiding in people’s basements is not excused because “he was just following orders.”
We all have a choice when it comes to matters of right and wrong. We can choose to do the right thing or the wrong thing. Putting the responsibility on someone else’s shoulders, saying that “it was their orders” does not excuse the action performed by the person who was “just following orders.”
The Stanley Milgram Experiment aimed to see whether the Nazi soldiers’ defense of “we were just following orders” was a logical one. The experiment, to be brief, involved some participants being separated between “teacher” and “student”. The participants who were “teachers” were real while the participants playing “students” were actually confederates of the experiment (as in, they were in on it and were not being experimented on).
The “teachers” were then taken to a room adjacent to where the “students” were and were told to ask “students” a series of questions. The “students” were “hooked up” to “shock generators” and if they got any questions wrong, they would “receive” some shock which would become worse the more questions they got wrong.
The shock generators were not real, but the participants, the ones playing the “teachers”, didn’t know that. The people running the experiment told the “teachers” to give some questions and every time the “students” got it wrong, the “teachers” were supposed to administer ever-growing shock charges. The “students” often purposely gave the wrong answers to see whether the “teachers” would actually give them those “shocks.”
Those “shocks” ranged from 15V of electricity to 300V, which was marked as the danger line, and even 450V, which was marked as “XXX” and left up to one’s interpretation as to what that could mean.
The study found that every participant delivered the 300V shock and 65% delivered the “fatal” 450V shock.
At the end of the day, they were “just following orders” and they likely felt that it would be okay to do so because someone else was ordering them to administer the “fatal” shocks. However, those people are still responsible for their actions. Had they actually killed someone, it would have weighed on their minds (as well it should).
Just because the officers are told to arrest people with masks, that doesn’t mean that the officers have to obey. In order to keep their jobs, maybe they have to, but they would still be doing the wrong thing and should still be held accountable for their actions (and the people giving those orders should also be held accountable, don’t misunderstand).
Another example that comes to mind is a common one you would hear in childhood when your friend wanted to do something regarded as dangerous or unsafe by your parents: “if your friend jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” Similarly, one can rephrase that as “if your friend told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?”
If someone’s commanding officer orders them to do something that is objectively wrong, be it routinely killing people through poison gas or putting them in a furnace or putting them up against the wall and executing them, that does not mean that such a person is absolved of their actions.
The school resource officer is not absolved of his actions just because he gets orders from his school’s principal or from the governor himself regarding what to do with someone who is at an outdoor event without a mask.
In an age when the Left says that all cops are bastards, officers cannot afford to give even the remotest of credence to such an absurd claim. These are the kinds of stories that make community support for the police drop like a man claiming to have information which would lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
No, not all cops are bastards, obviously. But there are bad apples in the bunch in some places which must be resolved. We can’t have officers acting like the gestapo against law-abiding citizens and we can’t have state and local politicians making outlaws out of such citizens. This is the sort of thing I expect from Newsom, Cuomo and Whitler, not from a REPUBLICAN governor and Lt. Governor.
What a disgrace.
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
Despite the details I will share with you today which show just a fraction of how utterly corrupt Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and the Obama administration are/were, this is not a story that will at all be covered by the likes of the mainstream media.
No, they will instead choose to cover things related to either RBG or Roe v. Wade, or literally anything at all that could pass as news in order to avoid reporting on the things that I will share with you.
As I share these things, I ask you to perform a bit of a mental exercise. For every line item I share from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Committee on Finance’s report regarding the various business dealings of Hunter Biden, as well as in relation to the Obama/Biden administration, please picture the fake news media’s reaction had any member of the Trump family, even up to Donald himself, done any one of the things detailed on the report.
Picture the headlines, the fake horror and dismay, if anyone on the Right had done any of the following things:
Two months after massive protests in Ukraine regarding people’s desire to integrate into western economies and get rid of systematic corruption in the country, which led to the killing of 82 people during the protests, a number of significant events regarding the Bidens unfolded in the span of less than a month.
According to the report: “On April 16, 2014, Vice President Biden met with his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, at the White House. Five days later, Vice President Biden visited Ukraine, and he soon after was described in the press as the ‘public face of the administration’s handling of Ukraine.’ The day after his visit, on April 22, Archer joined the board of Burisma. Six days later, on April 28, British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Fourteen days later, on May 12, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, and over the course of the next several years, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their participation on the board.”
Later, in early 2015, former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, reported concerns to officials in then-VP Joe Biden’s office about what he considered to be a conflict of interest regarding the anti-corruption mission the U.S. was reportedly pushing in the former Soviet state and the fact that Hunter Biden, the VP’s son, had a role on Burisma’s board. According to the report, “Kent’s concerns went unaddressed.” In an email Kent sent to his colleagues in September of 2016, he wrote: “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
In October of 2015, another state official, Amos Hochstein, raised concerns regarding Hunter’s role with Burisma to Joe Biden himself as well as Hunter Biden. He argued that Hunter’s position with the Ukrainian company enabled “Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine,” according to the report.
Those two individuals, George Kent and Amos Hochstein, raised concerns regarding Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma, at least as far as the Committees are aware of.
Hunter’s role with Burisma was very well known to state department officials, including then-Secretary of State John Kerry, though he falsely claimed in a town hall event on December 8th, 2019, that he “had no knowledge about any of that. None. No.” Section V of the report shows that to have been a lie.
Without going into too much detail for one particular section in a lengthy report, there is plenty of evidence that shows John Kerry was lying in that town hall. He did, in fact, have knowledge, and plenty of it, about Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma.
According to the report: “On May 13, 2014, the day after Hunter Biden joined Burisma’s board, Secretary Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz – who was also Hunter Biden’s business partner – emailed to inform Kerry’s chief of staff, and to distance himself, from that decision. Moreover, in May 2014, Secretary Kerry’s chief of staff, David Wade, briefed him about press inquiries specifically relating to Heinz, Hunter Biden, and Burisma. Separately, State Department officials wrote that they sent the secretary articles with the headlines, ‘Biden’s son joins Ukrainian gas company’s board,’ ‘Biden’s son joins Ukrainian gas producer board,’ and ‘White House says no issue with Biden’s son, Ukraine gas company.’”
John Kerry knew possibly as early as THE DAY AFTER Hunter joined Burisma’s board and definitely no later than whenever that particular briefing occurred in May of 2014. Kerry was lying about this as late as December of last year.
Going further with the report, the key findings also show that George Kent had told the Committees that Zlochevsky, Burisma’s owner, was an “odious oligarch.” However, in December of 2015, well after British officials had seized over $20 million dollars from Zlochevsky’s bank accounts in London, Vice President Biden’s staff had advised him to not comment anything regarding Zlochevsky, instead, recommending he simply say: “I’m not going to get into naming names or accusing individuals.”
To remind you, the “mission” of the U.S. in Ukraine was to weed out corruption. It’s not surprising, really, how poorly such a “mission” went with regards to achieving that goal when you have an equally corrupt administration running that “mission.” Clearly, the Bidens used that as an excuse to enrich themselves in a country which was already fraught with corruption.
Moving on, another key finding is so incredible that I will directly quote it to you in full: “Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to ‘shut the case against Zlochevsky.’ Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI.”
Unsurprisingly, the insane levels of corruption don’t end there. According to the report, Hunter Biden was a U.S. Secret Service protectee while he was on Burisma’s board. Also, Obama administration officials repeatedly met with former Ukrainian official Andrii Telizhenko, described in the report as “the Democrats’ personification of Russian disinformation,” and Telizhenko was often contracted by a Democrat lobbying group as recently as summer of 2019.
Furthermore, apart from the over $4 million that Burisma paid to both Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, Archer “received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.”
Hunter Biden got an even nicer payout from Elena Baturina, wife of a former Moscow mayor, in the form of $3.5 million. Hunter also opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong in order to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James and Sara Biden, so now, the Chinese are also involved (not that it’s surprising that the Bidens are in bed with China).
Hunter also had business dealings with Ye Jianming, the aforementioned Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals who are obviously linked to the CCP and the People’s Liberation Army. According to the report, “those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.”
And the cherry on top of the disgusting cake of lies, deceit and malignant corruption is that Hunter Biden, according to the report, also “paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.’”
Remember how ballistic the Left and fake news media got when it was discovered that Don Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with no actual ties to the Kremlin? Or how the media would not stop talking about the debunked Steele dossier claiming that Trump had hired Russian hookers to urinate on the Obama’s hotel bed?
Remember how the deep state tried to cover up their attempt at cheating in the 2016 election by alleging that Trump had colluded with Russia to become President of the United States?
Again, imagine for a moment the kinds of headlines we would be reading, the unending news coverage from the fake news media, if any member of the Trump or Pence family, or just anyone on the Right, had reportedly done any one of the things that Hunter and Joe Biden are accused of having done.
The Left will allege that Trump is a corrupt dictator when their literal last choice of a nominee is DEEPLY embedded in corruption schemes that would make Al Capone look like a chump.
This, obviously, won’t be covered by the fake news media. If at all, they will allege that these are “old” or “debunked” “lies” in order to cover for a presidential candidate who is comparable to the Clintons in his level of corruption and greed.
But it’s out there for anyone to find and read. And unlike the Mueller report, which was chockfull of allegations made by the fake news media with no real substance (and which ultimately had to admit they found NOTHING that even remotely suggested that Trump had colluded with Russia), this Senate Committee report brings plenty of evidence for all of the things they are alleging.
The Bidens (and by extension, the Obamas) are corrupt. In other news, the sky is blue.
2 Peter 2:19
“They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
Behold, brethren, for I bring you good news: The highly historically inaccurate steaming pile of crap that is the 1619 Project has pretty much failed, as New York Times Magazine quietly began to change certain aspects of the essays to gaslight us about its original intention.
You see, originally, the 1619 Project was intended to rewrite this country’s history, arguing that the country’s true founding was not upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, but rather, upon the first slave ship arriving on Virginia’s coast line on August 20th, 1619.
The Project attempted to change the country’s founding to make it not about liberty, but its opposite: Slavery. That it was Africans’ slavery, not Colonists’ liberty, that marked the founding of this country.
The Project declared as much, as its online version’s original text read as follows: “The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
“In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonialists. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.”
In essence, despite how utterly wrong and not factual this entire enterprise was, the New York Times and the 1619 Project aimed to shift the nation’s founding away from the liberty it was actually founded upon and towards the slavery that BRITISH AND EUROPEAN GLOBAL POWERS brought to the Colonies.
The Project argued many things, none of which were true, among which was the idea that the American Revolution started because the rebels wanted to keep their slaves, supposedly citing The Dunmore Proclamation, which as I have already written in a previous article regarding this pile of garbage of a project, is fundamentally incorrect. No revolutionary was fighting to keep slaves. They weren’t Democrats.
At any rate, like I said in that other article, the Project was nothing more than an attempt at bashing America and indoctrinating children into believing this country’s very foundation is ripe with sin and evil, when it is most definitely not.
But now, after months of historian after historian fact-checking the garbage essays, and after months of pushback for its many inaccuracies, both the creator of the Project and the NYT Magazine have backed off on the claim that 1619 is the nation’s literal founding, though still arguing that the events detailed in the essays are of as much significance to this country as 1776 was.
Now, the Project’s text has taken out any suggestion that 1619 is our “true” founding, editing that part where it said “understanding 1619 as our true founding” entirely out of it, with the text now reading: “It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
The part where it also said: “America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began,” was also edited out, with the text now reading: “It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed…” etc. etc.
Even Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, has stopped claiming that 1619 was this country’s “true” founding and instead has opted to simply argue that while it’s not this country’s founding, it was still a very significant year. But more than that, instead of simply saying that 1776 is our true founding, not 1619, she is gaslighting people by saying that SHE NEVER CLAIMED 1619 TO BE OUR “TRUE” FOUNDING, WHICH IS UTTERLY UNTRUE.
Not just in the Project’s text itself would you find that to be untrue, but also in Hannah-Jones’ own words. Back when the Project had first been launched, Hannah-Jones specifically said: “I argue that 1619 is our true founding… Also, look at the banner pic in my profile.”
Here is her banner pic:
As you can see, it shows the date “July 4, 1776” being crossed out and “August 20, 1619” in a bigger font size and not crossed out.
She has made every argument she could that 1776 was not our true founding and now, she is lying about what she lied about months ago.
Now, Hannah-Jones argues that “The wording in question never appeared in the 1619 Project text. It appears nowhere in the printed copy… It didn’t appear in my essay nor any of the actual journalism we produced.”
Funny that she would bring up the printed copy, considering that it’s not something that The NYT Magazine can revise and change. Let’s read what it says, shall we?
“It is not a year that most Americans know as a notable date in our country’s history. Those who do are at most a tiny fraction of those who can tell you that 1776 is the year of our nation’s birth. What if, however, we were to tell you that this fact, which is taught in our schools and unanimously celebrated every Fourth of July, is wrong, and that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August of 1619?... It is the country’s very origin.”
The printed copy itself proves this idiotic woman wrong. The 1619 Project was meant, as I have previously stated, to bash this country and indoctrinate children and people in general into accepting a historically erroneous belief that this country’s founding was not set upon the Founding Fathers’ fight for freedom but upon the arrival of 20 to 30 African slaves on a ship.
It was meant to discredit and delegitimize the very founding of this country and to lead people to the desire to “start anew”, creating a new country in which Leftist, communist ideals would serve as the foundation. It was meant to start a hijacking of this country by the Left.
For those purposes, it clearly has failed. The NYT Magazine would not be editing things and Hannah-Jones would not be gaslighting people about what she said, and has previously proclaimed, if they believed the Project was anywhere close to successful.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that the Left will cease trying to delegitimize the country or argue that the country was founded on racist beliefs. It just means that there is still enough common sense and sanity in this country for a radical Leftist hit-piece aimed at the very founding of this country to sputter and fail.
The Left will still be teaching kids that this country was founded on racism and other crap like that, which is why it’s imperative to pass education reform with patriotic (or, at least, REAL) education.
But we can be happy that, at least for this instance, the Left’s attempt to hijack the very meaning and date of our nation’s founding was so beaten back as to leave people at the New York Times licking their wounds and pretending they didn’t do what they very clearly did.
Now, they will claim the 1619 Project to be not a historical rewriting of our nation but an “origin story” as though this country itself were a work of fiction.
No, deceiving liars, 1619 isn’t an “origin story.” Bruce Wayne witnessing the murder of his parents in a dark alley in Gotham is an origin story. Superman coming from a doomed planet and landing on Earth as a baby is an origin story. They are origin stories because, as the name suggests, they tell the origins of those characters. The arrival of slaves on a ship on the colonies does not mark the origin of this nation. If anything, the settlers arriving and settling in America in 1607 is more of an origin story.
Slavery is not a part of the origin of this nation, because this very nation’s founding is predicated on the liberty of people, who are created equal by God. And as I have said in the past, slavery was a dying practice (helped by the fact that this country banned slave ships from coming in in its early years) that would naturally have gone away had it not been for the invention of the cotton gin, which brought slavery back in droves.
At any rate, the 1619 Project is basically dead. It has failed, even if the people behind it cover their ears and shut their eyes, yelling that “it’s not true! It’s not true!”
The 1619 Project has failed. Hallelujah.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
“But test everything; hold fast what is good.”
There is this saying that people often say during an election year: “the things that will determine the results of the election have not happened yet.” Well, we are close enough to the election for that to not really be the case anymore, to a certain extent.
With RBG’s death, filling her seat has become the Democrat’s biggest reason for voting for Biden.
The old man hiding in a basement has no draw to him whatsoever. While the polls show he is “ahead” of Trump, enthusiasm never goes his way. People aren’t excited to vote for Biden, and even if they think they kinda just have to in order to avoid four more years of Trump, that won’t be enough to get a sufficient amount of votes for Biden to defeat Trump.
NO ONE is enthused about voting for Biden. But for those who understand the significance of this vacancy in the Supreme Court, such people are definitely enthused to go out to vote for whichever one of the two are most likely to win.
No one cares about Biden enough to go out to win, but people, particularly on the Left, care enough about the Court being liberal and care enough about their supposed “right” to kill the unborn that they would go out to vote for whomever would ensure such a “right” remains in place.
Now, one can make the argument that such a situation of another SCOTUS vacancy should be expected in the next four years and as such, whomever was not going to vote for Biden anyway will not do so this time around. However, we cannot expect Democrat voters to be reasonable or think that far ahead. It’s one thing to worry about the next four years if RBG would be alive – it’s quite another to have her die 45 days before the election. The issue is now at the forefront of the Democrat voters’ minds.
This issue alone can drive Democrats to vote for Biden. That’s why it would make absolutely no sense for the Trump administration or the Senate GOP Majority to dilly-dally on this. Trump will announce RBG’s replacement later this week, but the GOP Senate should not delay much at all about holding a confirmation hearing and a vote.
Now, on average, since 1988, the Senate Judiciary Committee has held a confirmation hearing 45 days after a nomination and a confirmation vote occurred on average 26 days after that. However, there is obviously far less time to do these things now and there is nothing in the Constitution saying there needs to be a hearing, particularly as some Justices were confirmed the day they were nominated. The last time that happened was 1945, which, all things considered, wasn’t that long ago.
While these things usually take some time, time is a commodity Trump and Republicans do not really have. Thankfully, there is precedent even going back just 40 years, of relatively quick confirmations. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Reagan on August 19th, 1981. Just 21 days later, on September 9th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing which lasted for three days and was ultimately confirmed by the Senate on September 21st – just 33 days after her nomination.
Justice John Paul Stevens, the last Justice the Senate had voted to confirm prior to O’Connor, was nominated by President Ford on November 28th, 1975, and was confirmed on December 17th of the same year. Just 19 days.
And with the gift of the nuclear option given to us by Harry Reid and the Democrats, all that is necessary for a Supreme Court Justice confirmation is a simple majority. Usually, as there are 100 total Senators, that means 51 votes. But there are only 45 Democrats and 2 Independents (let’s assume they all vote the same way, since they usually do). Republicans have 53 votes. Even if Romney, Collins and Murkowski all do not vote to confirm whomever Trump picks, that still gives Republicans 50 votes and Democrats 47 – a simple majority. Assuming those three vote against Trump’s pick and the vote is split 50-50, the deciding vote goes to the President of the Senate: Vice President Mike Pence.
We can lose 6 Republicans and still get the nominee through via a Pence tie breaker. What we can’t have is 4 Republicans voting against the nominee, but I doubt that would happen. Murkowski and Collins said they wouldn’t vote, not that they would vote against the nominee.
So the votes, or even a lack thereof, are not a problem. The problem is the amount of time we have to fill the SCOTUS vacancy and take away the only thing that might actually get Democrats to go out to vote.
Again, no one is excited about voting for Biden. The only reason Democrats give to vote for him is that he’s “not Trump.” That kind of attitude is not a winning one, neither would it naturally lead to a Biden victory, especially as Trump’s own voting base has grown (I don’t believe for a second that there is anyone out there who voted for Trump, even if hesitantly, and changed their mind about him after the past four years. If anything, I KNOW there are more people out there who either did not vote for him who will this time or who voted hesitantly and have been convinced he deserves a second term).
One reason I write this article is because I have seen some conservatives (actual conservatives, mind you, not RINOs) who have argued that it would be a good thing to fill the vacancy after the election is over so that Trump supporters and Republicans are even more enthused to vote for Trump. That is a bad idea because those who are willing to vote for Trump are already enthused to do so or have made up their minds to do so. Leaving that vacancy open throughout the election gives Democrats a fire in the belly which they did not have previously.
Trump voters were already going to turn out in droves. No sense in giving the opposition a reason to come out for Biden.
So, while I do not know how fast the GOP-led Senate can hold a hearing for Trump’s pick and follow that up with a fairly quick vote, I know that there is precedent for a quick process even going back 40 to 50 years ago. And while that is a long time for rules to have changed, the Democrats gave us the gift of the nuclear option. It used to be that a supermajority of two-thirds, and at some points, three-fourths of the Senate were needed to confirm a nominee, but with the nuclear option, all that’s required is a simple majority. As far as the process goes, a nomination (obviously) and a confirmation vote (obviously) are necessary. But I cannot find anywhere that there is a minimum amount of time that needs to go by before a nominee can be confirmed, nor that a confirmation hearing must take place.
What’s more, even while the last relatively quick confirmation was 39 years ago, I do not think we were ever in the situation we are today: a Republican President getting to fill a SCOTUS vacancy roughly 40 days before an election, and the Senate is held by the party belonging to the President.
Call Republicans “hypocrites” all you want with wanting to go forth with this vote, but we all know that:
1) They are not hypocrites because Republicans held the Senate when a Democrat President wanted to fill Scalia’s seat and the Senate has to give advice and consent to doing so according to Article II Section 2: “… and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…” and
2) Elections have consequences and the party in power should be free to exercise said power.
Voters put Trump, a Republican, in the White House in 2016. The President gets to nominate judges and Supreme Court Justices wherever there is a vacancy. Voters expanded the Republicans’ hold over the Senate, giving them a 53-47 majority. The Senate gets to vote to confirm or deny any such nominees. It’s not a constitutional crisis for the President and Senate to do their constitutionally appointed jobs.
There is no point in delaying any confirmation hearings or votes. I do not know all of the rules pertaining such a process but I know there is precedent for quick confirmation processes. Senate Republicans should follow such a precedent in this time, when it is necessary.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”
In this day and age, people will find racism where none is to be found. They will make stuff up just to push the narrative that this nation is inherently racist and must be culled and changed fundamentally. Hoax after hoax pops up alleging some racial incident that never occurred (see: Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace).
When it’s not a hysterical, Leftist black person making up a racial hoax, it’s hysterical, Leftist white people who randomly claim racism to have happened where and when it did not happen, supposedly “admitting” benefiting from “white privilege” or some such nonsense and asking for forgiveness for it.
That is nothing but virtue signaling, which Leftists are experts at. However, these things don’t always go how these radical Leftists expect.
Recently, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber essentially admitted to there being racism on his college campus, saying the typical virtue signaling bullcrap like “Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persists at Princeton as in our society… racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”
Basically, he alleges that there is racism happening on his own college campus and is going through the rounds trying to virtue signal to BLM Inc. and other Leftist organizations that “he is one of the good white people.” “I am an ally,” he is trying to say.
Well, despite this obvious attempt at virtue signaling, the response he received for it was probably unexpected: A Department of Education investigation.
See, it’s one thing for someone like LeBron James to allege that there is racism in America, or even in the NBA (not that he does, considering alleging such a thing would probably risk his ability to make some money). It’s one thing for Joe Biden and elected Democrats to allege there being racism in America. It’s one thing for them to make such broad allegations. But it’s an entirely different thing for a university president to allege there is racism not only in America but in his very own campus.
As a result of this admission, the Department of Education sent the following letter to Princeton University, declaring that the school would be investigated, stating the DOE was “concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false.”
“Based on the facts, the Secretary of Education may consider measures against Princeton for false Program Participation Agreement nondiscrimination assurances, including an action to recover funds. Also, she may consider measures against Princeton for making substantial misrepresentations about the nature of its educational program, including a fine proceeding… the serious, even shocking nature of Princeton’s admissions compel the Department to move with all appropriate speed.”
The Washington Examiner, in covering this story, noted that “Such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
This entire thing is just absolutely hilarious to me. The college’s president probably had no clue that virtue signaling could come back to bite him in the rear this badly.
Now, assuming that the guy was just virtue signaling and there really is no actual case of such foundationally systematic racism to be found in the school, not much will come of this, other than the guy getting utterly humiliated and outright proven wrong. He will come off as an idiot and his narrative will be pushed back against, which won’t accomplish much.
But let’s assume for a second that there is something to be found. The guy would be found to have been right, but as university president, he had the power to keep it from happening and he failed. This attempt to virtue signal, if it is ironically found that there is some validity to the guy’s claim (and no, I don’t think he was admitting to anything; I think he was just attempting to virtue signal everybody), could cost the guy his job and the university much of their funding.
Best case scenario, the guy comes off as a virtue signaling idiot and the narrative he tried to assert gets pushed back a little. Worst case scenario, the guy loses his job and the university loses much of its funding, and a larger investigation could be launched as well, depending on how much the DOE uncovers.
Don’t you just love it when the Left’s attempt to do anything, particularly virtue signal, backfires on them so badly?
FYI, this kind of behavior from the university’s president is not at all surprising. Back in July, Princeton professor of classics Joshua Katz wrote a column criticizing the BLM movement on campus, where he brought up the Black Justice League and their outrageous demands that people “acknowledge, credit, and incentivize anti-racist student activism”, or, in other words, racist political terrorism, and Katz even went as far as to outright call them a “small local terrorist organization”.
Despite how awesome that professor is, and how the country would be in a far better place if there were more university professors out there like him, Eisgruber lashed out at his professor and defended the small terrorist organization.
So to see this same college president declaring that there is unabated racism in his campus (which there was, if the Black Justice League was operating there, considering they are black supremacists) and virtue signaling to everybody about it is not at all surprising or unexpected. This is the behavior of the hysterical Leftist, particularly the white hysterical Leftist.
They so want to “prove” to black people that they are their “allies”, despite the fact that they support the eugenics practice that is abortion (and will often argue that it is a good thing for black women to get abortions) and despite the fact that Leftism has been black people’s number one enemy for centuries.
The hysterical white Leftist will raise their fist in “solidarity” (submission) with hysterical black Leftists and will willingly literally lick the boots of these hysterical black Leftists (and ironically, will call Trump supporters “bootlickers” for supporting the guy).
There is no greater racist than the Leftist, who makes skin color the basis of their entire rationale (if one can even call it that).
To see such a racist Leftist’s virtue signaling backfire so much is simply delicious. The guy very well might lose his job and cost his university a ton of funding because of his attempt to “be an ally” to BLM Inc.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”
To the Left, lying is as natural as breathing. They are pathological liars and often times cannot help but lie in order to save their own behinds. They will lie about big things and small things. They will lie about everything so long as they get their way. Regarding the virus alone, they have already lied about the death numbers in a number of ways, from counting gunshot wounds as COVID deaths to lying about the total number of deaths, with the real number being around 6% of the reported death toll (roughly 10,000).
They are little dictators and this much has been shown for the past few months in particular. However, in Nashville, Tennessee, the mayor of that city is in deep trouble because of the possibility that the city knew, for some time, that bars and restaurants hardly contribute to Chinese coronavirus cases, but they maintained the tyrannical shutdown orders and even intended to keep such knowledge away from the public.
According to The Daily Wire: “A Nashville city council member is accusing Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper’s office of concealing low coronavirus outbreak numbers tied to restaurants and bars in the area, claiming that they are ‘fabricating information.’”
Fox 17 News also reported on Wednesday: “The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor’s office and the metro health department decided to keep it secret.”
The way in which this has been found out is through a series of emails between a senior advisor to the mayor and a health department official. Fox 17 reported: “The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that and most disturbingly how to keep it from the public. On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.”
In an email, health department official Leslie Waller asked senior advisor Benjamin Eagles: “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?”
Eagle responded with: “Correct, not for public consumption.”
One month after the fact, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the following question to the health department in an email: “The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a big problem?”
Health department official Brian Todd reportedly forwarded the email to five other officials asking how to answer the question. One official responded: “My two cents: We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site… We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be ‘because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.’”
Isn’t this just rich? Seemingly, bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases of the Chinese coronavirus in that particular area of Nashville, but instead of being truthful and showing the right numbers, the local government decided to inflate the numbers a bit (though that “80 cases” is still extremely low and would naturally lead to the kind of question that Rau asked because there would still be no reason to shut down those businesses with those numbers) and lie to everyone about the true number of cases and how little risk there seemingly is from going to bars and restaurants.
What benefit is there to lying to people and shutting down those types of businesses when there is seemingly such a low risk? And don’t tell me: “Well, they said that the numbers were increasing all the time and things could be getting worse, so that’s why they did it.” Really? They prioritized an area that yielded low cases over areas where there was more risk? That would be like sitting in a car in front of a minefield, looking at alternative paths, finding one that is fairly rocky, and deciding that the rocky road is anywhere close to as dangerous as the minefield.
That is, of course, if we assume these people to be acting in good faith, which I do not trust that they are. The Left loves dictatorships and will attempt to become one at every given chance. This was proven by Cuomo, Newsom, Whitler, and now, by the government in Nashville.
They didn’t shut down the businesses because they yielded a lot of Chinese coronavirus cases or because they were at great risk of doing so. And even if they did it for these reasons at one point, the data came back that it was largely safe to open them back up, and still chose not to do it and chose to keep this a secret from the public.
They shut the whole thing down because THEY COULD. More importantly, because they know that a heavily-dampened economy would be bad news for Trump come November. With a rebounding economy, Trump’s chances of reelection also rebound. The Left doesn’t want that to happen, so certain sacrifices (yours) must be made. Your business must be shut down, unless a local government official with a “D” next to their name wants to use your services. You must risk being furloughed or your job being lost entirely or your business shutting down permanently (60% of them so far will) for the benefit of the Communist, I mean, Democrat Party.
And the people cannot be made aware of this because that would, obviously, cause an uproar in the local area, which they would rather avoid. The Left in Nashville would rather quietly put a pillow over the head of small businesses and suffocate them quietly, rather than let people know how much of a monumental failure (at best) they are.
Now, you could be thinking: “Well, how do we know if these emails are legit? They could have been faked by some right-winger trying to get Democrats in trouble.” Fair question. They could be fake. But they have been verified as real by a city council member.
City Councilmember Steve Glover reportedly asked a government attorney to verify if the emails were real and the attorney responded: “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.”
Glover, upon discovering this, accused the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health of “fabricating information. They’ve blown their entire credibility. It’s gone, I don’t trust a thing they say going forward… nothing.”
He added: “We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds, literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes, their apartments, etc., and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!”
Fox 17 News concluded in their report: “Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a Freedom of Information Act request. Which allows us now to ask the question: why are you keeping this from us? Why would you even want to? It’s just the real numbers and what could possibly be an honorable motive?”
Any government official who acts in good faith would want to let the public know whether some activity would be safe, particularly if it helps alleviate some economic stress and allows jobs to return and businesses to open. If the data says that something is relatively safe, a good faith government official will act accordingly and allow it. At the very least, he would tell the people this bit of good news in a time when there seems to hardly be any.
What conclusion, then, can we draw from the fact that the government officials in Nashville did not tell anyone this, did not deliver those numbers, that data, or the good news, and did not act according to the data presented, opening things back up? Naturally, the conclusion reached is that these are not government workers acting in good faith. They are not public officials who are interested in serving the public.
These are mini-dictators, holding on to whatever power they can keep for however long they can keep it. Seemingly, the idea is that if Biden wins, “the virus will just go away.” This could mean easing (some) restrictions, but no communist ever gives up power so easily. They have it. They will keep it until they no longer can.
They look upon China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela with both adoration and envy, wishing they could wield the power those in government in those countries can. That is as close to absolute power as people can reach and these American dictators want as much of that kind of power as they can get, U.S. Constitution and civil liberties and rights be damned.
The worst part is that they deceive themselves into believing they are doing something “for the greater good”. They believe themselves to be the good guys when they suffocate small businesses into permanently closing. “There is a dangerous virus out there!” they repeat to themselves to justify the injustices they commit against the people that elected them.
This is why it’s so important to kick Democrats and Leftists out of whatever office they hold. I don’t think there has ever been another time in American history when the Left has more deserved to be utterly defeated and humiliated, to the point where they would be thrown into the ash heap of history. And I’m not just talking about their response to the virus. I’m talking about their hatred for the very institutions which keep us safe and free. I’m talking about the corruption they have shown in the past decade alone, trying to undermine and sabotage an administration they vehemently disagree with. I’m talking about their promotion of ABSOLUTE FILTH in the form of a film that is borderline child pornography.
The modern Left is so comically perverse you would think they came straight out of a fiction book where the bad guys are clearly evil and there is no depth to their character. They have demonstrated, time and time again, how utterly unfit, AT BEST, they are to run a lemonade stand, let alone an entire world superpower.
If it weren’t for the Left’s clear attempts at cheating this election, I honestly would not be surprised if Trump ended up winning all 50 states, the Left is that detestable and hated.
I do hope, however, that whatever cheating they try to pull off will so backfire as to make the 1984 election appear to be a fairly close contest.
God knows the Left deserves such a catastrophic fate.
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”
Not too long ago, I wrote about how likely voters agree with Trump that this country needs patriotic education, and I also agreed with that notion, knowing that the Left is teaching Marxist communism in our schools, indoctrinating the skulls full of mush into being commie puppets. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, teaching kids the wrong thing begins by teaching kids nothing.
A recent study by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany showed some astounding and shocking results, to say the least. According to the New York Post, “Nearly 20 percent of millennials and Gen Z in New York believe Jews caused the Holocaust…”
How, exactly, do you even manage to do this? What could you possibly be teaching kids about the Holocaust that leads them to believe that the most well-known victims of it WERE THE ONES THAT CAUSED IT?!
And this begs the following question: is this a failure of education or is it deliberate spreading of disinformation by the school system?
I really don’t know, and I certainly don’t have evidence to support the latter option, but this is, at best, a MONUMENTAL failure by the New York school system.
Now, usually, roughly 20% of people believing something isn’t a whole lot, but it is a massive deal when we are talking about this particular subject. You have to be trying really hard to get young people to believe that the Holocaust was caused not by Hitler or Nazi Germany but by the Jews themselves, despite the extremely well-known fact that six million Jews died in concentration camps during that time period.
Seriously, that particular fact is up there in terms of most common knowledge, like the Pythagorean theorem, the fact that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell and that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 (not that that’s the most common thing taught regarding Columbus in the modern education system). If you’ve finished grade school, you know about how six million Jews died in the Holocaust and that they were the group of people most often killed in that horrific event.
Well, at least, I assume that people would know this. Given these news, and the fact that it’s been years since I’ve finished high school, let alone grade school, I’m not even confident that the school systems are even teaching this anymore.
Chances are that instead of teaching about the Holocaust, teachers might just be giving their students lectures about how racist this country is, how it was founded by racists and for racists, and how if you are a white kid, you have white privilege, while if you are not a white kid, you are a victim. Chances are that instead of teaching kids about history, the schools are teaching them about gender identity and other bullcrap.
I wouldn’t know since I don’t have a kid myself, so maybe a parent with a child in grade school could look over the assignments (as they should, particularly considering Leftist teachers don’t seem to want parents paying attention to what they are teaching the kids) to verify whether or not I am in any way correct, but I really wouldn’t be surprised if I’m not too far off.
At any rate, returning to the NY Post, they also reported that “although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos during World War II, 58 percent of respondents in New York cannot name a single one.”
This one is almost as bad as the nearly 20% who think the Jews are responsible for the Holocaust (and now that I think about it, considering how anti-Semitism has been on the rise in that craphole of a city, perhaps anti-Semitism is at least partly to blame for kids believing that nonsense). Nearly 60% of New York respondents couldn’t name even one concentration camp? Not even Auschwitz, which is undoubtedly the most infamous of them all?
But here is another number that is even more astonishing and awful: “60 percent of respondents in New York do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.”
So I was kind of right, then. If that many young New Yorkers don’t know that fact, it’s because the schools aren’t teaching it.
How in the world is it that 60% of New York respondents don’t know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust? What exactly is being taught in those schools, because it's clear they aren't teaching historical facts relating to it.
Now, according to the study, 34% said they believe the Holocaust happened but that “the number of Jews who died has been greatly exaggerated or believe the Holocaust is a myth and did not happen or are unsure.”
Let’s begin with the first issue, that they think the number is exaggerated. I believe that one can be relatively explained by misinformation online and things like that, because there are people out there who outright deny that the Holocaust happened, despite the fact that we have people alive today WHO WERE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED. One of them was even invited by Trump to one of his State of the Union addresses and Trump talked about how our U.S. military freed him and he thought they were angels sent by God (and basically, they were).
We have people who are alive today who are actual victims of the Holocaust, who were interned in one of the camps. Auschwitz has been turned into a memorial which one can visit in Poland. How does anyone come to the belief that the Holocaust didn’t happen, or it was exaggerated?
How does anyone miss that six million Jews were killed during this time? Well, I suppose by having far-Left teachers more focused on teaching critical race theory or gender fluidity or parroting climate cultist talking points than teach a class that six million Jews died during the Holocaust, and therefore, there is NO WAY the Jews could have possibly been responsible for it.
But here is a number that is truly shocking, more so than the others, which even I am at an absolute loss over: “A shocking 28 percent of respondents in New York believe it is acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views…”
Considering how much of an effort the American Left and the fake news media makes to paint Trump as “literally Hitler” or as a Nazi, you would think that considerably fewer people would find neo-Nazi views acceptable. Never mind that neo-Nazis are white supremacists who are Nazis themselves, and that alone should lead the vast majority of people to reject them, but it is especially surprising considering that the Left makes a great effort in painting Trump as one such person.
My best guess as to why this is is that, like I said before, there has been a massive rise in anti-Semitism in New York. Orthodox Jews have been, more and more often, the target of anti-Semitic attacks, discrimination, etc. Before the pandemic began, back in December of last year, I wrote an article that talked about a number of horrific anti-Semitic attacks happening in New York. Of course, there were a lot more incidents than the one I talked about in that article, but still, it was clear that New York had and likely still has a huge anti-Semitism problem.
This, perhaps, can explain some of the numbers we are seeing, but it is still unbelievable to see such numbers. Granted, I wasn’t exactly expecting the best out of New York, but still. Even going by the Leftist narratives that Trump is a Nazi, considering how many Democrats there are in that city, you would think they would be considerably less tolerant of neo-Nazi views (or at least, the ones that are openly neo-Nazi, considering that socialism is something that they seem to love).
That so many young New Yorkers think that the Jews are to blame for the Holocaust is baffling. It sounds like satire, but it’s reality. Granted, it’s not a majority and it’s nowhere close to a majority, but nearly 20% of millennials and Gen Zers in New York thinking that the Jews caused the Holocaust is a catastrophic failure in education, at best. At worst, it is a malignant attempt to literally blame the victim for the atrocity in an effort to sow further division and chaos.
There need to be SERIOUS changes made in the schools in this country. Not only do we need patriotic education, we need education IN GENERAL because clearly, these kids aren’t learning jack, and the things they are learning are useless garbage that won’t help them in the real world apart from making them communist puppets and useful idiots for the Left.
I hope something major is done about this, but changes need to happen at the top. Here’s hoping the people of New York have enough sense to boot their dangerous and lunatic leaders out of office and that the GOP can offer solid solutions for them.
“O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.”
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