3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. 3.28 MILLION. Let’s not even begin talking about how this is a record-high, easily destroying the previous record set decades ago. Let’s not even begin talking about how the economic “experts” predicted roughly half that number before it was published. Over THREE MILLION Americans have lost their jobs in the past week. Where is the relief package? Being voted on today by the witch called Nancy Pelosi. Not yesterday, when the news came out. Not yesterday, when people could’ve been helped. Not DAYS AGO when the Senate had a bill prepared that was approved BIPARTISANLY before Chuck Schumer decided to screw the American people (with help from Nasty Nancy) and back out of the deal, only to vote on a VERY SIMILAR package days later that included more communist wish-list items.
The Democrats decided to SCREW the American people and let them SUFFER just so the economy could take a massive hit, just so they can attack President Trump (some in the media were all too quick to pull the trigger on that one) and just so they can attempt to keep their permanent political underclass chained up to their bony wrists.
If I sound angry right now, you can bet your sweet behind it’s because I DEFINITELY AM. Now, allow me to put some things into context, because, while I definitely am angry as hell at the Democrats trying to screw over the American people (while giving all the money to their rich, elitist friends in academia), there is cause for calm despite the troubling present times.
Perhaps the single biggest reason is simply that this is a far more temporary situation than any other economic crisis.
You see, the economic crises of the past have all been caused due to an inside issue. The 2007/08 financial crisis was the result of the credit crisis, an issue that would take a long time to solve almost regardless of who is president (though it would’ve helped if Obama didn’t put a strangle-hold on businesses and the economy for his entire tenure). There were other financial crises at the time, such as the housing market bubble popping, companies like GM getting bailed out (a big reason as to why I oppose Boeing or any other big business being bailed out), etc.
People couldn’t get credit, couldn’t get a new house, tons of people were unemployed and the country went into recession. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as the Great Depression in the late 1920s, but it was bad nonetheless.
The news of over three million Americans being laid off in a single week is absolutely awful (and expect fairly similar numbers to come in the future if something isn’t done about it, which I will cover momentarily) and Congress was twiddling its thumbs about how much money to give to Howard University, how much money to give to useless crap like wind and solar energy, how LITTLE money it would give back to the American people (and basing it off of tax returns from two years ago, which is mind-numbingly idiotic as the situations are much different for many people between then and now, so someone who made $100k in 2018 but is now unemployed does not get any money, but someone who made $70k in 2018 and is still employed will get the money), how much money to give to illegal immigrant programs like DACA while detracting money for the wall and the biggest joke of all, how much money these Congresspeople will pay THEMSELVES, as if they needed the pay raise they are giving themselves.
But regardless of what selfish idiocy Congress was debating and negotiating at a time when people are SUFFERING because they can’t go to work precisely because the GOVERNMENT told them they can’t go to work, this is a financial crisis (that is only beginning) that can easily be mitigated and halted fairly quickly.
How? Open the economy back up for most people. Now, hear me out people who disagree and tell me that we need to keep it shut down because of the Chinese coronavirus. I’m not saying that the virus is no longer important neither am I trying to downplay it.
However, let’s take note of a few things. First of all, remember all the doomsayer “experts” who predicted hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of deaths in most countries? Well, they’ve basically said “woops” and revised their predictions to a few tens of thousands. Right now, we have barely just crossed the 1,000-death line in the country, with at least TEN times as many people having died from the flu in the same time period (despite the same self-isolation and social distancing measures taking place in that time span, really pointing to a higher death rate for the flu).
I’m not saying that the Wuhan virus is “just the flu”. What I am saying is that the two are comparable because they are ROUGHLY the same type of disease, both being the cold virus, both being contagious and neither having a cure.
Second, you can both have procedures in place so that the most at-risk individuals, meaning those in their late 50s and 60s, are self-isolating and self-quarantining, being taken care of, while having the vast majority of the work force go out to work with little to no chance for death.
Now, I know what some may say: “But the point of not going out to work is to not catch it and risk passing it along to older people, particularly those we love in our own home.”
I understand that, but here’s the thing: you can still isolate yourself from your loved one AND WORK TO GIVE THEM FOOD, SHELTER, ETC.! Because you know what’s worse than catching the virus? Catching the virus while out of work, out of supplies, and risking living on the streets, maybe even being driven to suicide.
Most people cannot afford to have the economy shut down like this. They either do not earn enough to be able to save a bunch of money, or are altogether not practical at saving money. And this is without even taking into consideration small businesses which are basically gutted under this situation.
As an example, take what Zachery Ty Bryan, a Hollywood actor from the 1990s sitcom "Home Improvement" (he played Brad Taylor, the eldest son), wrote in an op-ed for Fox News: "[D]uring a recent conversation with a longtime friend who works in the entertainment industry, she expressed concern that if the coronavirus shutdown goes on too long, they won't be able to make their monthly housing payment." Zach is talking about the working class in Hollywood, the people who make the shows and movies run in the first place, not really being able to work and therefore not being able to make payments for things they need to live.
When Trump said that we can’t let the cure be worse than the disease, this is what he was talking about: letting the economy shut down out of fear of a disease THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE will survive.
Those in the workforce tend to be those who would survive getting this disease. They don’t need to be quarantined or self-isolated. They can go to work. They might worry about an older loved one getting the disease as a result, but if they can barely feed themselves, they HAVE to go to work.
What’s more, who knows exactly how many people have the disease and will survive it anyway? The Chinese government did whatever it could to basically weaponize this, shutting down any whistleblowers, keeping outside help from coming in, lying to everyone about how well they are containing the virus and allowing for people in the VERY REGION to travel outside of China.
This disease has been in the U.S. for months now, and we just barely got to 1,000 deaths. Now, that’s not nothing, and I feel sorry for the loved ones of those who passed as a result, but you can have those least likely to get the disease (or, rather, least likely to die from it) working largely uninhibited.
I’m not calling for the economy to be opened up for Trump’s sake or for the sake of his re-election chances. I doubt the vast majority of people unemployed would blame Trump for it (though the media and the Democrats will do what they can to blame him) because it can be pretty obvious on whom the fault actually lies: the Chinese Communist Party (primarily, and they should be forced to pay all reparations for the damage they have caused) and the Democrats stalling out the relief package that was ALREADY AGREED TO by Democrats, waiting to pass it and hurting Americans in the process. I have no doubt in my mind that Trump will CRUSH either Joe or Bernie come November.
So I’m not calling for the economy to be opened for the benefit of Trump; I’m calling for the economy to be opened back up because people NEED to be able to work. They can’t afford this shut down any longer. No economy can operate with people not working. This isn’t prioritizing the economy over people’s health. It’s prioritizing their ability to work, earn a living, afford their medical care (for those who still can. Thanks, Obama) and making sure that the very temporary virus crisis does not evolve into a long-term financial crisis.
Once people have the ability to work, there will be mass hiring sprees with people getting their jobs back, which is why I am relatively calm about this. It’s bad right now, and it might get worse before it gets better, but it’s very temporary. Once the virus stops being such a massive deal, once people are allowed to go back to work, there will be plenty of job openings. But not if this problem is extended, businesses lose tons of income and are incapable of hiring people back, which is why the economy needs to be opened back up over the next few days or weeks (hopefully, by Easter, like Trump suggested). It cannot wait much, if any, longer than that.
I hope and pray that the Democrats turn to God and stop screwing people over, but if they do not, I pray that they will face the direst of consequences electorally come November. These communists cannot be allowed to win because it is clear where their priorities lie: themselves. They will do whatever they can to ensure they have their slaves; their permanent underclass.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Trying to get back to stories that have little or nothing to do with the Chinese coronavirus, we find a report from Human Rights Watch regarding supposedly systemic human rights abuses from Egypt when it comes to children.
According to Human Rights Watch, “torture crimes against detainees in Egypt are systematic, widespread and likely constitute crimes against humanity.”
In a rather lengthy report, they detail numerous instances from people who were supposedly detained by Egyptian authorities without due process and subject to torture and mistreatment, with some being sentenced to death for damaging property.
“International law and Egypt’s Child Law prohibit the use of the death penalty for children. But Egyptian judicial authorities provisionally sentenced Karim (a child) to death in April 2019 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old, during a protest that damaged the façade of a hotel but caused no injuries or deaths.”
Egyptian officials supposedly tortured the kid until he confessed, but when there was public outcry over the death sentence of a child, the judge in the case cancelled the boy’s death sentence and gave him a sentence of 10 years in prison (which is still ridiculous, but a better alternative).
Now, I will take what Human Rights Watch says with a grain of salt. After all, one of their articles on their site lambasts Ohio and Texas for “cancelling” abortions amid the Wuhan virus crisis, apparently because these people do not believe in human rights for the unborn, so I have little reason to trust anything they say about any subject matter.
However, I will choose to trust them to a certain extent on this subject because I know how backwards Egypt (and much of the Middle East) is in terms of human rights and would 100% believe these savages to be capable of such things.
But regardless, let’s get back to the report.
According to HRW: “Fourteen of the children whose cases are documented in this report said they were tortured in pre-trial detention, usually during interrogation. In two additional cases, one child was verbally threatened into confessing to crimes, and another was badly beaten by prison guards.”
“One boy said his interrogators tied him to a chair for three days. Seven children said security officers electrocuted them during interrogation, including two children who said officers subjected them to shocks in the face with Taser-type stun guns, and two who said officers electrocuted them on their genitals.”
“Two other children, ages 14 and 17, detained in separate cases, said after authorities forcibly disappeared them security officials suspended them from their arms and dislocated their shoulders. The 14-year-old said that another prisoner who happened to be a doctor was able to re-set his joints in their prison cell. The 17-year-old said that during one interrogation, an officer forced his mouth open and spat in it. After a week of being tortured in detention, he confessed to destroying public property.”
The report notes of plenty of other cases in which children were tortured, humiliated and abused, but I think you get the picture. Assuming HRW isn’t lying here, we are learning here about a systemic procedure of human rights abuses, despite international and Egyptian law in the books, largely because of the totalitarian despot that forced out the former leader of Egypt (who was a Muslim Brotherhood member, so he wasn’t exactly a benevolent ruler either, not that the HRW will bother to mention that or the fact that the current leader is also a Muslim).
The report also notes how unjust any semblance of due process is in the backwards country, with children being tried in military courts and being detained with hardly any due process. Much of the torture of children happens in detention and interrogation before any “trial” actually happens, and a trial is hardly fair either, with a court having sentenced a THREE-YEAR-OLD to LIFE IMPRISONMENT, alongside 116 other defendants in a mass trial over alleged PROTESTS. So yeah, Egypt is utterly corrupt in terms of morality and justice.
Now, as previously mentioned, Egypt has laws that are meant to protect children from the very things they are being subjected to. But words on paper hardly mean anything if they are not enforced. The laws on the books, in any country, are irrelevant if they are not enforced. For example, according to USA Today, it’s illegal to “profanely curse and swear or use obscene language upon or near any street, sidewalk or highway within the hearing of persons passing by, upon or along such street, sidewalk or highway” in Rockville, Maryland.
That is among one of the strangest, dumbest and most random laws in the books in the country. But do you think that any member of the Rockville police department is listening out for people with a potty mouth, soap in holster? Do you think such a law is enforced? Of course not. The letter of the law is irrelevant if it is not enforced.
Now, while I know there is PLENTY of difference between that random, silly law and law meant to protect children from TORTURE, the point remains: the law is just a piece of paper unless it is enforced.
Law enforcement in Egypt, likely at the behest of Egyptian leaders, do not care one wit about enforcing such a law. That’s how despotic leaders work. They either have the law on their side, writing whatever law they want, or they ignore existing law to benefit themselves.
That’s what’s happening in Egypt and why I am willing to trust, to an extent, what Human Rights Watch is reporting here.
Bill Van Esveld, HRW associate children’s rights director, said: “Children are described being waterboarded and electrocuted on their tongues and genitals, and yet Egypt’s security forces are facing no consequences.”
Again, can’t really be surprised because this is simply what authoritarians do. They don’t care about the life of anyone, including children. They only care about themselves and their own power.
I believe I’ve shared this story somewhere else before (can’t quite remember in what article), but Joseph Stalin allowed his own SON to be captured and kept by the Nazis, despite the fact that he could’ve saved him with a prisoner exchange, and chose not to do so because he held no love for him. These people don’t care about THEIR OWN FAMILY, much less about the families of others.
Assuming that Human Rights Watch isn’t stretching the truth at any point in their report, I pray that there is a major change in Egypt, not only in terms of leadership, but in terms of their souls.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
The fake news media will always do its best to attack any dissenters and run cover for their own side, even when it is blatantly obvious what they are trying to do. This was the case with the Washington Post recently, as they tried to persuade people that Joe Biden didn’t say what he said in the last Democrat debate.
I briefly covered a bit of that debate, having largely focused on how both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders confused the Wuhan virus for the swine flu (Joe), called the swine flu “N1H1” (Joe), confused the virus for SARS (Joe) and confused the virus for Ebola (Sanders). However, there was one part of the debate that I also covered even more briefly and that’s the fact that, when discussing oil drilling and fracking, Joe Biden adopted a far-Left stance on it, saying there’d be “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
Despite this being a clearly definitive statement demonstrating Joe Biden’s sincere desire to ban all fracking and eliminate any and all ability for the oil industry to work in this country, leaving us to be 100% reliant on foreign oil, a complete reversal of the Trump policy, Joe’s aides quickly got to work trying to walk back those statements because maintaining that stance would essentially gift Trump with a 49-state landslide victory.
Specifically, the aides tried saving some sort of face, saying that Joe’s stance remains unchanged, but that he simply opposed new fracking and drilling on public lands, not outright banning all American oil industry’s ability to drill in the country, which is practically what he said during the debate. So, questions regarding whether or not Biden lied about his stance during the debate began to flood the campaign.
Enter the Washington Post with their “Pinocchios” fact-checking system.
According to the Washington Free Beacon: “A Washington Post fact-checker ruled Thursday that Joe Biden hadn’t lied when he said he supported a fracking ban during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. Rather, Biden had simply ‘described his fracking stance inaccurately.’”
The WaPo gave Biden “Zero Pinocchios” for saying that he intended to ban fracking and oil drilling, instead, providing the excuse that Biden simply had “misspoken” and “his position was the same as ever”, merely opposing fracking on public land.
The WaPo cited “clarifications” from the Biden staff post-debate and cited coverage in the Wall Street Journal saying that Joe’s position was the same as the one listed on his campaign website, dismissing any and all who cited Joe during the debate verbatim. Ultimately, the WaPo said that Biden “described his fracking stance inaccurately,” like I said, which is, of course, a load of crap.
Joe Biden is someone we KNOW has mental problems at this point in his life (and always has been a bit dull and bad with words). He has been documented routinely misremembering what state he is in, has confused his wife with his sister and vice versa, often misspeaks (having called the Wuhan virus both the swine flu and SARS, while also calling the swine flu “N1H1”) and is very, very obviously not mentally fit to RUN for president, let alone actually hold the position.
So the argument that he misspoke COULD be plausible… if he hadn’t had been so definitive with his answer. Again, he said: “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
So either Joe was lying during the debate about his position or his campaign staff, and subsequently the fake news media, are lying about his position now. That was a clear and definite answer and he didn’t even slur his speech when he said it. The mistake he made was saying the quiet part out loud, leading his campaign staff to run damage control as a result.
Let me tell you something: if Trump had said something so definitive that the Left could pick apart and attack him over, the media would not give a hoot about what his campaign staff was trying to say or do. They would 100% attack Trump over his statement, and if it was definitive as that, it would make sense for them to do so. But when it’s a Democrat saying the quiet part out loud like that, it doesn’t matter what they said during the debate or the definitive words used to convey his true feelings and desires surrounding the topic. No, what matters is what his campaign website says and what his campaign staff says, even though the media would never give such a benefit of the doubt to a Republican candidate.
Joe Biden, somehow, is considered the “moderate” candidate for many in the media. Saying things like that that are very obviously not moderate takes can be disastrous for his campaign (at least in the general, because the lunatic Leftist base loves it when America is groveling at the feet of foreign powers), so people have to run damage control. But Biden is very clearly not a moderate by any stretch of the imagination. If being a “moderate” simply means not kissing Castro’s butt, that’s terrifying.
Biden is no moderate. The ONLY thing I could possibly give him kudos for is his attack on Medicare-for-All and pointing out how that sort of system is not working at all for Italy, but he still supports government Medicare and keeping the disastrous Obamacare system in place, so one could hardly consider him a “moderate” (either that or “moderate” has moved far enough Left that government-run healthcare is a “moderate” stance, which is also terrifying).
As a result of Biden’s clear Left-wing principles, I cannot be surprised at all that he would sincerely want a ban on fracking and destroying our oil industry. He doesn’t care how much of a complete disaster such a ban would be for the U.S., and is very clear in that. But his campaign knew that saying that in such unambiguous terms makes him even more likely to get stomped by Trump come November, so they run cover for the guy, with the help of the Washington Post, who deserve 5 Pinocchios for saying Biden simply “misspoke” or phrased his stance “inaccurately” when that clearly was not the case.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Amidst the Wuhan virus pandemic, the DNC decided to still hold one of their debates, though without an audience and having the two debaters a good six feet apart from each other to encourage social distancing. But regardless of there being a virus out there or not, the highlights still included Joe’s cognitive decline (although Bernie also showed a bit of cognitive decline at one point too).
When discussing the relevant topic of the Wuhan virus (which no Leftist will dare call it that in spite of the very clear and serious damage the Chinese have caused to the whole world), the former Vice President mistakenly said that the Obama administration had dealt with the Coronavirus, when in fact it had to deal with the swine flu (H1N1): “We’ve been through this before with the coronavirus”; once he realized his mistake, he called the swine flu “N1H1” “… excuse me, we’ve been through this before dealing with… the N1H1”, and outright forgot the name of the Ebola virus, instead calling it “what happened in Africa.” At one point, he also mistook the Wuhan virus for SARS.
Definitely not as massive blunders as he had made previously, but they show the consistency of his declining mental health. However, Joe wasn’t the only one to have made a mistake in this debate. Bernie Sanders also made a similar mistake, often confusing the Wuhan virus for Ebola, saying “The Ebola crisis, in my view, exposes the dysfunctionality of our healthcare system.”
Funny enough, Joe Biden actually said something that I agree with, in that he argued against Bernie saying that Italy, which currently has 24,747 total cases (according to Worldometers) and nearly 2,000 deaths, has single-payer healthcare: “With all due respect to Medicare-for-All, you have a single-payer system in Italy. It doesn’t work there. Medicare-for-All… would not solve the problem at all.”
So kudos to Joe Biden for that little tid bit of not going straight up communist (though he did also support many other far-Left policies throughout the debate).
Fox News reported on the rest of the debate, saying:
“Throughout, Biden staked out unusually left-wing positions for a front runner – including promising that no one would be deported in his first 100 days in office, and by asserting that there would be ‘no new fracking’ under his administration. Fracking, while opposed by environmental activists, has revitalized the economies of battleground states and is expected to be a major issue in the general election.”
He also promised that he would not allow for the oil industry to continue to drill anywhere at all, essentially promising to destroy that entire industry, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without a job (and sending us into an energy crisis the likes of which had only been found in fiction). So the guy still has enough cognitive ability to demonstrate how much of a socialist he is, despite the fact that so many are trying to paint him as a “moderate” candidate.
Apart from his hardline attack on Medicare-for-All, he still said that treatment, testing, etc. for the Wuhan virus should be completely free (meaning the taxpayer is left with the bill, so it’s not free and not very different from Medicare-for-All in the first place), promised not to deport any illegal immigrants, even if they committed major crimes apart from illegally crossing the border such as rape, murder, etc. for his first 100 days (which is a bit of an odd argument because it makes zero sense to approach it that way even if you believe in “illegal immigrant rights”), promised to eliminate fracking, which has enriched middle America, and promised to eliminate all oil drilling and operations. All of these promises are far-Left, socialist promises, so it makes no sense for anyone to genuinely believe the guy is in any way, shape, manner or form a “moderate”.
It’s kind of worrying that the guy’s mental abilities are leaving him, but he can still remember to be a complete authoritarian should he choose to. Again, there weren’t as many blunders that were quite as big as the other ones, but they were still very much present.
Confusing the virus we are currently facing with the one we faced back in 2009, confusing the virus the Obama administration had to face by calling it “N1H1”, confusing the Wuhan virus for SARS and outright not remembering the Ebola virus, despite the fact that that was the last major virus people were talking about prior to the Wuhan virus highlights the decline of his cognitive senses.
“Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For the past few weeks, people like Jim Acosta, Joe Biden, Chris Cuomo and other Left-wing nuts have tried to insist to people that calling the Coronavirus “Wuhan Virus” was racist and xenophobic, even though that is the place of origin for the virus and Wuhan is a place, not a nationality or a race, and even though the media had been calling it the “Wuhan Virus” before anyone in the Trump administration was calling it that. I had debated with myself if I should call the virus “Wuhan Virus” just to annoy the idiots that say it’s “racist” or “xenophobic”, but the reason I will now largely call it the Wuhan Virus is because China, aided by the mainstream media, is trying to peddle the conspiracy theory that the virus was actually AMERICA’S fault.
You see, Chinese government officials have been trying to frame the United States as being the reason for the virus in the first place, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian saying on Twitter that “it might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan”, which is nothing more than a conspiracy theory, as he presented no evidence to support his claims.
But that didn’t stop Yahoo News from insinuating that there was actual doubt about the origins of the virus. “China, US spar over origin of coronavirus,” reads their title, which, as always, is largely fake news.
No one (serious) is sparring about the origin of the virus (though I have seen some idiots on Twitter peddle this garbage as well). Mike Pompeo and others in the Trump administration, including the president himself, have called it the Wuhan Virus and have said it came from China. The Chinese are now saying that it’s the Americans who are at fault here, not themselves, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary.
To their credit, Yahoo News didn’t simply post the Chinese side of the fictitious story and noted that few people outside of the Chinese government are buying what it is selling. Dali Yang, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, was interviewed by Yahoo News and said that China’s reason for promoting the conspiracy theory is “to divert from domestic discontent” over how they handled the outbreak, which has killed over 3,100 people in the country.
So pretty much everyone knows that the Chinese government lies about pretty much everything and tends to shut down anyone who might say something the government doesn’t like, and “shutting down” sometimes means outright execution.
Not that that’s going to stop the fake news media, as NBC News picked up the story as well: “Coronavirus: Chinese official suggests U.S. Army to blame for outbreak,” was the headline of the story, followed by a quote of the Lijian tweet. Missing from the headline? THE FACT THAT THE CHINESE OFFICIAL PRESENTED NO EVIDENCE AND THE MEDIA ALWAYS ADDS “WITHOUT EVIDENCE” WHEN TRUMP SUGGESTS ANYTHING!
Not one word about it being unconfirmed or a baseless conspiracy theory, only that the Chinese official “suggested” it, as though there is some level of validity to his claim, of which there is NONE.
Now, allow me to present to you the mountain of evidence that points to the Chinese lying their butts off to try and make themselves look good and frame everything on America.
First, and perhaps most interestingly, the conspiracy theory regarding American military having brought the virus to China is contradicted by THE CHINESE CDC BACK IN JANUARY!
Back in January, roughly a month after the outbreak began in Wuhan, Gao Fu, the head of the Chinese CDC, said “we now know the source of the virus is wild animals sold at the seafood market” in Wuhan.
Now, much like everything else regarding what the Chinese are telling us, I’ll take that with a massive grain of salt, because the city of Wuhan is home to a large virus lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Now, I’m not the Chinese, I’m not going to peddle a conspiracy theory that that was the real origin of the virus without any evidence, which I do not have. However, I know the Chinese lie all the time, and their current claims for the origin of the virus are obvious lies, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the virus did originate in that lab, particularly since the government shut down any and all people who tried to sound the alarm on the virus back in December.
But for the purposes of this argument, let’s say that Gao Fu was telling the truth and the origin of the virus was a wild animal that infected a human (though there are no details about how exactly that happened) at a sea food market. That still points the origin of the virus squarely on the city of Wuhan. So it directly contradicts Zhao’s and the Chinese government’s attempts at shifting the blame off themselves and unto the U.S.
Now, let us look at some more evidence of the Chinese government’s utter failure, their lies and deceptive actions, and why the media is doing a disservice trying to paint China in a positive light since they have sort of contained the virus as of late.
From the South China Morning Post: “As China battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic, questions are being asked about the failure of its multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art early warning system, set up in the wake of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak which cost the country 349 lives and more than 200 billion yuan (US$28.6 billion) in economic losses.”
Yang Gonghuan, the former CDC deputy director, told the SCMP: “We spent 730 million yuan to build a reporting and early warning system for the CDC after Sars. It did well for the avian flu and plague, although they were of much smaller scale than the coronavirus.”
“For the whole of December when the disease happened, I have learned that the system was not put into use. I was very surprised at the time. This [failure] actually exemplifies a lot of the problems that are happening in China today.”
The SCMP said: “A leaked document from Wuhan Central Hospital – one of the designated facilities for Covid-19 patients – this week indirectly confirmed that the early warning system was not activated during the early period of the outbreak.”
“The document showed doctors were under instructions not to report any cases until they had been vetted and approved by their supervisors. They were also forbidden from disclosing any information to the public without permission.”
“Doctors said they stayed away from infectious disease cases to avoid trouble. Wei Peng, a doctor at a fever clinic in a Wuhan community hospital, said he had no knowledge of the CDC early warning system and would not have bothered to use it even if he had. ‘There is no gain for you if you report. No one would blame you if you didn’t,’ he said, describing the process of reporting as ‘tedious trouble.’”
“Doctors who did speak out in the early days of the outbreak faced consequences. Ai Fen, head of Wuhan Central Hospital’s emergency department, was muzzled by local authorities after raising the alarm without permission at the end of December.”
“Another doctor, Li Wenliang, shared her information privately with a group of medical school alumni and was reprimanded by local police for ‘spreading rumors.’ Weeks later, Li was killed by the disease and was hailed in China as a whistle-blower and a martyr.”
All of these things only serve to further show the horrors of communism and the slimy nature of those at the top of such a governmental system. The doctors felt no need to report on any of it because they would only be PUNISHED by the government for doing so. The ones who did try to sound the alarm on it were SHUT DOWN, with one of them having been used as a martyr, much like Islamic terrorists use evil people like Soleimani and other bastard terrorists as “martyrs for a good cause”.
What’s more, the SCMP continues: “Questions have also been raised by the revelation – in a report by Communist Party journal Qiushi in mid-February – that China’s leadership was fully informed about the outbreak as early as January 7, two weeks before President Xi Jinping publicly urged an all-out effort to contain the new disease.”
“Meanwhile, official reports have documented that leading experts from China’s National Health Commission made two separate visits to Wuhan, just a week apart in early January, and reported no evidence of human transmission of the virus. It has since emerged that there was evidence of human transmission occurring in Wuhan as early as December.”
So they knew about the outbreak long before they enacted any measures to attempt to contain it (this essentially nukes any arguments that China did the West a favor, as some in the MSM are trying to suggest) and people in the NHC lied about a lack of evidence of human transmission of the virus, when there actually was evidence of it, whether it was to appease the leaders or to benefit them.
And the Left thinks China is a model for the rest of the world, particularly the U.S.? Practically everything they throw at Trump – that he’s a dictator, that he is incompetent, that he doesn’t care about people – is WHAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY REPRESENTS! THEY are the actual, literal dictators, they are incompetent (at best) and totally uncaring!
And the media does the work for them, in trying to shut down people who call it its rightful name: Wuhan Virus. They do the Chinese bidding with some of them saying the Chinese are effective in their efforts to contain the virus when that is patently untrue. They help them out by saying that the Chinese are better than the Americans because the Chinese are sending aide to Italy while we are banning travel to and from Italy, despite the fact that we have been sending aide to BOTH CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS and that the ONLY reason China is helping Italy is because, according to David Vance of altnewsmedia.net:
“Many Italians in Northern Italy sold their leather goods and textiles companies to China. Italy then allowed 100,000 Chinese from Wuhan/Wenzhou to move to Italy to work in these factories, with direct Wuhan flights. Result: Northern Italy is Europe’s hotspot for Wuhan Coronavirus.”
This means that the Chinese are only “helping” their own investments in Italy. They don’t give a damn about their own people, why would they care about the Italians? It’s the investments that they care about, not the people.
And yet, you have idiots like Ian Bremmer saying that China is better because they are “helping” the Italians while we are cutting off travel there. This guy is doing the bidding of the Chinese and the larger Enemy of the People, the Mainstream Media, is peddling Chinese propaganda and legitimizing the conspiracy theories coming out of China.
And then they wonder why exactly it is that we and the President of the United States call them “the enemy of the people”. What a bad joke these people are.
“And Jesus answered them, ‘See that no one leads you astray.’”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
The very same people that tell us what the temperature will be in 100 years and the people that tell us the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-All are both affordable government measures are incapable of doing math (which is likely why they believe the things they believe).
Last week, MSNBC’s Brian Williams, the guy who practically embodies the term “fake news”, and NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay showed their inability to do even basic math or even have the intuition to check someone else’s atrocious math with a quick calculation on their phones.
The two were discussing a tweet made by someone (who originally also made a mathematical error and these two went along with it) regarding the amount of money failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg spent on his campaign.
This is what the tweet said: “Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and have had lunch money left over.” Instead of pointing out how disastrously wrong that math was, Williams and Gay went along with it. Williams said: “It’s an incredible way of putting it.” Gay parroted that statement, saying: “It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true. It’s disturbing.”
And now we know why unaffordable proposals like the GND and M4A are so attractive to these people: they literally cannot do the math to find that those things really are unaffordable. They will simply hear Bernie say that he has a $40 trillion or so plan to pay for these communist proposals, even though there would still be another $30-50 trillion that would need to be spent in order to cover everything, and will believe Bernie found a way to pay for it all.
No, Brian and Mara, it’s not an “incredible way of putting it” because it’s a mathematically illiterate way to put it. It’s not “true” or “disturbing”. What’s really disturbing is these people’s clear inability to do basic math.
Even worse than that, though, is their unwillingness to verify facts (then again, this is Brian Williams and a member of the NYT editorial board, so what do I expect?). $500 million divided amongst 327 million people equals $1.53. An easy way to find this is using the calculator function in one’s own phone, inputting “500/327” and you will find the result being 1.5290, etc., 1.53, rounding up. This is because when we are discussing numbers in zeroes, those zeroes get cancelled out. 500,000,000 divided by 327,000,000 will cancel out all the zeroes, leave 500/327, and you get 1.53.
This is so simple to do that I did it in less than 5 seconds on my phone. But these two imbeciles saw that that erroneous tweet, regardless of how mathematically illiterate it is, pushed their anti-billionaire narrative and presented them with an opportunity to “dunk” on Bloomberg and his greed or whatever.
The narrative is always what’s important to these people, as shown by the fact that the person who originally tweeted that erroneous mathematical tweet DOUBLED DOWN on his error and tweeted: “blah blah math blah blah people are telling me my numbers are wrong but the point still stands: he could easily afford to give everyone $1 million and literally never notice.”
Let’s do the math, then, shall we? What’s 327 million times 1 million? If you put it in your calculator, it would show the following: 3.27x1014. That’s $327 TRILLION. According to World Population Review, the total world GDP is only $91.98 trillion. If Mike Bloomberg had $327 trillion, he would have more than 3.5 TIMES the total world GDP BY HIMSELF. So the guy is so wrong in so many ways. Primarily, in terms of his calculations. He didn’t even admit that he was wrong about his original tweet, just said that others pointed out his error. He just assumed everyone else was stupid and that Bloomberg really could give everyone in the country a million dollars and not suffer a dent in his bank account.
But here’s the funny part: even if Pythagoras over here actually was right and Bloomberg did have $327 trillion, he’d still be wrong to say it wouldn’t do anything because it would take ALL OF THAT MONEY to give everyone in the country a million dollars. So it’s absolutely wrong that Bloomberg could give everyone in America that kind of money and not suffer financially.
But again, it’s not exactly surprising that these people are so mathematically illiterate. They rely on “experts” to tell them what is and is not affordable, and generally, the “experts” on the Democrat side will say that pretty much everything is affordable and that there shouldn’t be any worries nor questions about the math being used.
Brian Williams and Mara Gay fully believed the easy-to-catch mathematical error because they either A) really did believe the math checked out, B) the narrative worked in their favor or C) a little bit (or a lot) of both. They didn’t question the math or even think to verify if it was right. Again, this is MSNBC’s Brian Williams and a member of the NYT, so facts are entirely irrelevant to these people, but still.
This only goes to show the failure of the education system in this country. GROWN ADULTS are incapable of doing basic math and are so politically biased that they don’t even think to check if a mathematical calculation could be wrong because doing so would rob them of the opportunity to spread their agenda.
Look, I wasn’t expecting either of these two to be able to do the math on their head immediately and come up with that $1.53 answer without a calculator or their phone. I, myself, had to rely on my phone to check the actual answer. But they didn’t even question it, no red flags were raised about it, nothing. They took it at face value. They didn’t stop to think “hey, that doesn’t sound right.” And it’s not just them, it’s everyone involved in that panel who also didn’t think to check because they also had an opportunity to verify and still went ahead and ran with that segment.
Not one of them thought that 500 million divided by 327 million shouldn’t still end with a million anything. Again, those zeroes cancel out when doing division. No such alarms blared in their heads at any point in time. And yet, they say they “believe in science”, or at least the “science” that pushes their Left-wing narratives, like anthropogenic climate change, the theory of evolution, and “men can be women and vice versa”.
Again, it’s plain to see just why these people support things like the GND and M4A: they literally cannot do the math to verify that they are utterly unaffordable and that heavy tax burdens and increases would have to take place in order to even remotely hope to attempt to pay for a fraction of this communist garbage.
This is also fairly clear in the fact that, when people are told that their taxes would have to increase in order to pay for Medicare-for-All, support for the socialized medicine program sinks like a rock.
And make no mistake, this is all by design. Earlier, I said it was the failure of the American education system, but given it’s been run by Leftists for half a century at this point, it clearly was intended for people to be this mathematically illiterate. Insane and unaffordable communist proposals don’t seem so insane and unaffordable when people have this level of educational deficiency.
We see that they can’t do math, and we also see that young people believe communism is a good thing because its reality is not being taught. They aren’t learning about the famines or the hardships of the Soviet Union under Stalin, Khrushchev, etc. Heck, I didn’t learn about those things either until I HAD TO LOOK THEM UP MYSELF! Wanna know what I was taught? That the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, A2 + B2 = C2, and that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 (and given his infamous status among students in this day and age, I doubt that last one will even be taught anymore). That’s it, we didn’t learn about the horrible nature of communism and its authoritarian and dictatorial nature. Everything I know about communism, I had to learn outside of school because the Marxist teachers wouldn’t dare tell the truth about that garbage philosophy: that it’s total garbage.
Williams and Gay (and Mr. Pythagoras) aren’t simply the result of a failed education system; they’re its goal. The system in place doesn’t educate our youth, it indoctrinates them.
This is why the fight against communism on American soil must begin, first at home, but then also at schools because that is where these young communists are coming from.
2 Timothy 3:13
“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For about four years now, we have heard virtually every major and minor fake news publication make the claim that Donald Trump was “like Hitler” or “worse than Hitler”, which serves nothing more than to criminally minimize the dreadful impact Hitler had on tens of millions of people. In that time, we have also heard some others on the Left claim that Trump was like Stalin or Mao Zedong. Well, one writer for The Atlantic tried to compare Trump to Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.
Allow me to explain just why it is absolutely ABSURD to claim that Trump is in any way, shape, manner or form akin to any of these communist dictators of the past and the present.
Let’s first begin with The Atlantic’s article. Anne Applebaum writes this article and I have to say, apart from the obvious attempt at painting Trump like a communist dictator, it is actually a pretty good article, as it describes the process Chavez underwent to become Venezuela’s dictator, the power that he consolidated for himself, and even attacks Venezuela as being the “endgame” for ideological Marxism.
I know, I found that strange as well. Apparently, this woman is not a fan of ideological Marxism and recognizes that Venezuela is its natural result, and yet, hates Trump and believes Trump to be like Chavez. Ridiculous, if you ask me. But let me share some excerpts from the article.
After attacking Trump for inviting the legitimate president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, to his State of the Union address and claiming he was essentially just being used a prop by the POTUS (even going so far as to claim Trump has never advocated for the liberty of other people before that point), she writes:
“Regardless of what actually happens there, Venezuela – especially when it was run by Maduro’s predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez – has long been a symbolic cause for the Marxist left as well. More than a decade ago, Hans Modrow, one of the last East German Communist Party leaders and now an elder statesman of the far-left Die Linke party, told me that Chavez’s ‘Bolivarian socialism’ represented his greatest hope: that Marxist ideas – which had driven East Germany into bankruptcy – might succeed, finally, in Latin America.”
“Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the British Labour Party, was photographed with Chavez and has described his regime in Venezuela as ‘an inspiration to all of us fighting back against austerity and neoliberal economics.’ Chavez’s rhetoric also helped inspire the Spanish Marxist Pablo Iglesias to create Podemos, Spain’s far-left party. Iglesias has long been suspected of taking Venezuelan money, though he denies it. Even now, the idea of Venezuela inspires defensiveness and anger wherever dedicated Marxists still gather, whether they are Code Pink activists vowing to ‘protect’ the Venezuelan embassy in Washington from the Venezuelan opposition or French Marxists who refuse to call Maduro a dictator.”
“And yet – Venezuela is not an idea. It is a real place, full of real people who are undergoing an unprecedented and in some ways very eerie crisis. If it symbolizes anything at all, it is the distorting power of symbols. In reality, the country offers no comfort for youthful Marxists or self-styled anti-imperialists – or for fans of Donald Trump.”
Why would it offer comfort for fans of Trump? ALL OF US ARE LITERALLY AGAINST EVERYTHING VENEZUELA HAS BECOME! We are against the socialist system that has driven it to this point. We are against the socialist system BERNIE SANDERS wishes to impose on us because we recognize IT’S THE EXACT SAME FREAKING ONE!
As the writer of this piece points out, Chavez consolidated power through changing the rules of elections, packing the courts and altering the electoral system so that no one has any chance at beating him. Does that more closely describe the desires of Trump OR THE DEMOCRATS WHO CRY “RUSSIA, RUSSIA” AND WANT TO ELIMINATE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND MAKE D.C. A NEW STATE WITH SO MANY DELEGATES THAT IT OVERRIDES VIRTUALLY EVERYONE ELSE!? DEMOCRATS want to do exactly this. THEY are the ones that want to change the rules of elections, eliminating the electoral college, and pack the courts so that everything they do becomes legitimized by these courts.
The piece also points out the health crisis going on in Venezuela, particularly with food and water shortages. Who exactly wants to socialize medicine in the States, much like Chavez did in Venezuela, Trump or the Democrats?
The idea that Donald Trump is in any way like Chavez is so ignorant, it hurts. The piece even points out that “Venezuela is the endgame of ideological Marxism”, as I mentioned earlier, and still believes TRUMP to be more like the dictators following this ideology than anyone else in American politics. It’s absolutely LUDICROUS.
Every dictator that they say Trump is like, from Hitler, to Stalin, to Mao, to Mussolini, to Chavez, to Maduro, was/is from the FAR-LEFT, COMMUNIST SIDE OF THE POLITICAL AISLE.
Each of these dictators increased the size of the government, nationalizing entire industries. For crying out loud, Volkswagen was created as a STATE-OWNED COMPANY BY THE NAZIS! Each of these socialist/communist dictatorships nationalized healthcare, insurance, banks, EVERYTHING!
The bread lines that people in the Soviet Union had to stand in, or people in Venezuela currently have to stand in, have been PRAISED by Bernie Sanders! Just last week, I wrote an entire article talking about how much of a communist Bernie Sanders is, espousing the exact same ideologies that these communist dictators espouse/espoused, some of which Bernie has PRAISED like Fidel Castro! Don’t even remotely try and tell me that TRUMP has anything in common with these communists because that is a take pretty much NO ONE on either side of the aisle will agree with.
Communists hate Trump because he isn’t a communist. Capitalists love Trump for the exact same reason. Anyone arguing Trump is anything like these fascist thugs is a liar. Matter of fact, the most Applebaum can claim Trump has in common with Chavez (things that are still ridiculous) are the claims of “assault on democracy, courts, and the press.”
Like I said, the Democrats are the ones trying to change the rules of our electoral system and packing our courts. As far as the press goes, keep in mind that they make no effort to be unbiased or even show they are unbiased. They falsely claim to be objective but show none of it and work to directly undermine Trump. The press in Venezuela, China, the USSR, Nazi Germany and any other socialist nation works FOR the government and the leader of those nations. You will never see the press be critical of the government because THEY WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT.
The leaders of communist nations CONTROL the media. The media in this country works at the behest of THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, something that’s long been the case since before Trump became POTUS. I mean, they ran with everything John Kerry and Obama were telling them about the Iran nuke deal, and still do to this day to try and defend Obama’s sorry and diminishing legacy. For those eight years, much of the media acted like the media in these dictatorships because if they went against the president, there would be negative consequences.
One simply cannot excoriate the far-left Marxist ideology and somehow tie it to Donald Trump. There is no basis for such an action and, again, no one on either side of the aisle would agree with this sentiment.
“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Calling on the spirit of German and Soviet socialists of days gone by, supporters of Bernie Sanders set out to harass and intimidate Democrat congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan by trying to trap her in her car, making demands that she debate her far-left, socialist primary opponent Stefanie Smith.
A video of the incident captured the moment, with one Bernie Bro shouting “Will you support Medicare for All?” and later “block her in” as well as “get by her window.”
Of course, for sane people, this is nothing more than an attempt to intimidate and harass a candidate these people don’t like, but unsurprisingly, Stefanie Smith, the aforementioned socialist primary candidate, approved of this brown-shirt style intimidation attempt by the Bernie Bros.
“It was a non-violent protest. [I]f Betsy can’t handle a few people demanding a conversation about the life or death issues facing many of [us] in this district, she should quit now because she will not be able to handle Davis and Trump.”
In a Facebook video, Smith expressed her appreciation for the intimidation of Londrigan: “I can’t tell you how much it meant to me when I watched the video of what happened. Apparently, people are expecting me to make a statement. They’re absolutely the most manipulative, childish, privileged, terrible people I’ve met in my life (unsure who she is referring to here, but I doubt it’s her little brown-shirt comrades),” she added that “campaigning has been a nightmare of alienation, hostility, humiliation, gaslighting, and so much abuse.”
You mean like the kind of abuse your opponent got from your little commie gremlins? I don’t even find it surprising in the least bit that she supports this. She herself is a socialist and socialists love this kind of behavior from their minions. They embrace and adore violence, targeted political harassment and intimidation against political opponents. Of course, she tries to downplay it, saying it was just as “non-violent protest” when it was clearly so much more than that.
Not that this is even remotely a first for the Bernie Bros. Need I remind you of the Bernie Sanders supporter who specifically tried to hunt down and murder Republicans during a Congressional baseball game? Or when a Bernie Bro tried to destroy and blow up ICE vehicles? Even fairly recently, at a Bernie rally, two Bernie Bros got into a scuffle because a black Bernie Bro was wearing a shirt that said “Black Guns Matter”, which a white Bernie Bro, ironically, found to be racist, resulting in the two shoving and attacking each other briefly.
Violence, hatred, insanity, these are a few of the many words that depict these terrible, horrible people. Obviously, not every person that supports Bernie engages in this sort of activity, but his supporters are pretty much the only people that do this on a regular basis. And he doesn’t even mind one bit. He’s not going to outright praise and encourage people to do this but people like Maxine Waters will encourage this behavior and excuse it when it happens because she is just as terrible a human being as the rest of them are.
Bear in mind that we are talking about a DEMOCRAT candidate being harassed here. I don’t know much about Betsy Londrigan apart from what I can tell from reading her campaign page. It says that Londrigan is running “because everything is at stake – access to quality and affordable healthcare, an economy that prioritizes the middle class, and a Congress that isn’t controlled by special interests.” Running as a Democrat, it’s rather clear that she does not believe the economy is good for middle-class Americans (even though it is) and believes in passing legislation to “make healthcare affordable” as though we didn’t have in place a terrible system called the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that was supposed to do that but clearly has failed.
She is your typical Leftist running in this day and age, which is why I find it so interesting that Bernie Bros would choose to target her and harass her like this. She even said that she’d be willing to support Smith if she won the candidacy, even though Smith did not reciprocate. She is not an outright enemy to the Commie Brigade, she just isn’t these people’s favored candidate. And yet, they choose to harass her like this. Says plenty about the character of these people, who claim to be in the moral right despite all the evidence against that.
It also goes to show they are willing to destroy anyone if it means getting their way. If a Democrat who simply is in the way of their favored candidate is bound to receive this kind of harassment, they will lust for the blood of someone who is actually a political enemy.
A spokeswoman for the incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), the man Smith and Londrigan are running against, denounced the protest against the Democrat candidate: “In 2017, a Bernie supporter shot at Congressman Davis and other Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game. Since then, Congressman Davis has spoken out against this kind of violence and the harassment others have experienced, saying it shouldn’t happen to anyone. He wishes more people would speak out against this kind of harassment from Bernie supporters.”
No one who is a Bernie supporter will speak out against this because this serves in the interests of Che Sanders. These people, I will repeat, are communists. Communists don’t care for other people. If someone is in their way, they are to be eliminated in whatever manner possible. Joseph Stalin’s own son was captured by the Nazis when they invaded the USSR (Stalin’s son was a soldier for the Red Army) and he refused to make an exchange with them to get him back. He did not like his son at all, thought of him as nothing but a failure, even ridiculing him when he attempted suicide by remarking that he couldn’t even kill himself properly, and believed his son surrendered himself to the enemy rather than having been captured, considering him an enemy of the state.
Stalin did not see any value in his own son and found more value in the prisoners the Soviets had captured, namely a high-ranking Nazi officer and even Hitler’s nephew, than in his own son. This is what communists do. Anyone who is not worth something to their leaders is expendable, utterly worthless, and their life holds no meaning or value. They do not care for the lives of others, not believing that even their own lives have value unless they serve their human masters or the State (but I repeat myself).
Again, it’s not surprising that these commies would be willing to harass someone who is not even ideologically different from them. She is just in the way of their communist candidate. That’s all it takes for her life to be worth nothing. For all the cries about “free speech hurts my feelings”, they sure don’t mind possibly traumatizing someone at best if it means getting their way. And, like Smith, they will call it a “non-violent protest”.
Right, because such protests include harassing someone, trapping them in their car and making them fear for their lives and general well-being. Apparently, a “non-violent protest” can include targeted harassment and intimidation, so long as there isn’t physical damage to person or property.
These people are simultaneously unbelievable and perfectly predictable. I don’t know how they manage to do that.
“There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Something I find strikingly odd on Twitter is the amount of people who support Bernie but claim that he is not a communist. The reason I find it so odd is because it’s not like the guy hides it and has even said to high school students in 1972: “I don’t mind people coming up and calling me a Communist.”
He most often describes himself as a socialist or democratic socialist (as though they are in any way different from communism) mostly because younger people actually believe socialism is a good thing (because they do not know what it actually is and think it relates to social media or being active in your community). But he does not mind people calling him a communist, which is good because he definitely is one.
Which is why I am not even a little bit surprised that, while on a “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, he defended prior praiseful comments he had made about Fidel Castro.
According to 60 Minutes: “Back in the 1980s, Sanders had some positive things to say about the former Soviet Union and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Here he is explaining why the Cuban people didn’t rise up and help the U.S. overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro: “… he educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society, you know?”
“Bernie Sanders: ‘We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
“Anderson Cooper: ‘A lot of p- dissidents imprisoned in – in Cuba.’”
“Bernie Sanders: ‘That’s right. And we condemn that. Unlike Donald Trump, let’s be clear, you want to – I do not think that Kim Jong Un is a good friend. I don’t trade love letters with a murdering dictator. Vladimir Putin, not a great friend of mine.’”
Obviously, there is a lot to unpack here. Let’s start from the beginning. “He educated their kids, gave them healthcare…” what a load of crap. First of all, that is not exactly true. Literacy was an issue in pre-Castro Cuba, but it’s not like virtually no one knew how to read or write. The literacy rate was around 60-76%. The rate went up following Castro’s rise to power (and we’ll get to that in a moment), but largely because of the Soviet Union helping it out in spreading communist propaganda. Nothing Castro implemented as national policy helped, as shown by the fact that, upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, any gains the Castro regime had made in terms of education or healthcare pretty much disappeared and went back to pre-Castro rates.
I was originally planning to make a joke socialist argument of “you’re starving but at least you can read” but this is not even applicable here because the latter was not helped by Castro at all, while the former was highly influenced by the communist dictator. And, again, it’s not like almost no one knew how to read or write. The rates were not great, particularly when compared to other nations, but they weren’t abysmally low.
The second thing I want to talk about is that little tid bit where Bernie says: “When Fidel Castro came into office…” That appears to be an attempt to legitimize the communist revolutionary, who, given the word I just used, fought a REVOLUTION to come into power. He did not get elected by the people of Cuba. He led a revolution and took power from another communist who did not call himself that.
Which is also another reason why the Cuban people didn’t help the U.S. against Castro: they had just fought a revolution to put him into power. Now, they were expected to fight another one to remove him? Not to mention the Castro regime spread anti-American propaganda, so they weren’t likely to help the U.S. government at any capacity.
The third thing I want to talk about here is his reflection of the criticism he was getting from Cooper by trying to say Trump also does the same. He does not. President Trump is not friends with Vladimir Putin outright. He has taken great steps to push back on Russian aggression in many former Soviet nations like Ukraine and recognizes the threat Russia poses if left unchecked. President Trump didn’t start playing friendly towards Kim Jong Un until he tamed the Rocket Man after pretending to be the crazier guy out of the two and threatening “fire and brimstone” on the fat dictator if he tried anything. Once the communist was tamed, the two began to be a bit friendlier (though not all that much), and Trump is attempting diplomatic peace with the guy, attempting to befriend one another, not because Trump agrees with the style of government (which I cannot say the same for Bernie, who loved the Soviet Union) but because he’s the POTUS and wants peace, not war.
Trump also never showed adoration for these dictators before he became president, whereas Bernie, on the other hand, clearly has shown such adoration for them and excuses his love and adoration not only for the dictators but the government systems they employ and at no point does he say that he is “wrong”. Even when trying to compare what he does to Trump, he does not even pretend that what he is doing or what he perceives Trump to be doing to be a bad thing. He is using that as a shield to ask “why is it okay for him to do it and not me?” The thing is that that’s not what Trump does at all.
The last thing I want to talk about is the argument some of his supporters often make: “what does it matter what Bernie said in the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc.?”
It matters for two reasons: number one, it’s not like he was a teenager in those decades. I can somewhat forgive the ignorance of today’s young people in not understanding what socialism is. However, Bernie Sanders was 25 years old when he told high school students that he didn’t mind being called a communist. He was in his 30s/40s when he praised Castro and was 47 years old when he decided to honeymoon in MOSCOW, while also giving praise to the Soviet leadership and saying “things aren’t that bad” despite the fact that communism had killed tens of millions of people by that point.
He wasn’t some uneducated, ignorant young man who was simply unaware of what communism was. He understood it perfectly, saw it for what it was, and thought it was a good idea to apply that to the U.S. He was a grown adult who should’ve known better and didn’t.
Which brings me to my second point: HE STILL DEFENDS THIS BULLCRAP! At present time, the guy is 78 years old. At 78, he is running for President of the United States, seeking to implement the very policies that have KILLED tens of millions of people and destroyed entire nations and their economies. At the age of 78, he STILL thinks communism is a good idea and that it just hasn’t been properly implemented. He thinks the authoritarianism that stems from communism is a bug, not a feature. He still, to this date, does not realize that communism leads to the very same type of authoritarianism he accuses Trump of instilling. He either doesn’t realize it, which would make him an idiot, or realizes it and doesn’t care, which would make him evil.
Under communism, people don’t have rights. They cannot dissent from the official, state-sponsored and state-approved ideology. Any criticism of the leadership or the form of government will be eliminated via imprisonment or execution (or both). You are not allowed to make something out of yourself and be independent from the government. If you are rich in communist countries, it is because the government allows you to be. And that is the true 1% of the world.
Bernie wishes to be the ruler of his own communist nation, which is why he so often praises them and still does to this day. He doesn’t care that communism has been a horrifying failure both for the people and for the countries that apply them.
Bernie sanders praises communist dictators, the government they install and even excuses their horrifying authoritarianism by spreading lies about how “good” the healthcare and education of those countries are. This is something he still does to this day. Bernie Sanders is a communist and anyone claiming otherwise has zero idea of what they are talking about.
“A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Earlier this week, I wrote an article talking about the contradictions of the climate cult with regard to climate change causing both low and high water levels in the Great Lakes and trees simultaneously worsening and solving climate change. This time, however, let’s point out a different contradiction altogether (that doesn’t really have much to do with climate change… sort of): the contradiction in the Left’s belief that the billionaire class should pay for every government program listed and not-yet listed in massive communist takeover plans like the Green New Deal, while also believing that billionaires should not exist whatsoever.
Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on ABC’s “The View”. On the segment, one of the show’s co-hosts, Sunny Hostin, asked AOC: “Congresswoman, Mike Bloomberg has spent over $300 million of his own money on his campaign, and the DNC changed the rules about donor threshold to give Mike Bloomberg a space on the debate stage tonight. I personally don’t have a problem with Mike Bloomberg using his own money. I have more of a problem with his positions on – ever-changing positions on stop and frisk and redlining. Do you think he’s trying to buy his way into the presidency?”
AOC replied by saying: “Yes, I do. I also think that the power of his money is not disconnected from his stances on stop and frisk because when you have that much money, and you purchase elections, you no longer have that sense of accountability to the people who voted for you.”
In general, most people in Congress don’t have that sense of accountability. They believe that, once they get elected into some sort of office, they now rank higher than the general populace and the people work for them, as opposed to the other way around (at least, they think this internally, but would never dream say this out loud. Even the Chicoms say that China is “the people’s republic” when it is not the people’s nor a republic). I can guarantee people like Mitt Romney, who is from Michigan, was elected to be Massachusetts’ governor and recently elected to be one of Utah’s senators, does not care one wit about the people who voted for him in any place. He used them to obtain political power for various reasons and does not feel like he owes anyone anything.
But regardless of that little tangent to rave about how much of a farce many who hold government office are, let’s continue with AOC’s reply:
“And here’s the thing… if the amount of money that you have can force the DNC to change their rules, but the DNC would not change their rules for Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, that is an actualization of power.”
Wouldn’t that be more of a knock on the Democrat Party than anything else? It goes to show just how corrupt the DNC is in allowing someone to pay a substantial “in-kind contribution”, if you will, in order to change the primary rules to accommodate for that “donor”. I don’t know how that is much different from accepting a bribe, but we all know that the DNC won’t see much of a punishment here outside of the ballot box come November.
But here’s the real kicker of AOC’s reply: “And we all know how I feel about billionaires. I don’t think in a place where 60 percent of Americans can’t even, you know, make more than $40,000 a year that the presence of a billionaire who largely makes their money off of businesses underpaying their workers like Walmart, like Amazon, like so on, should exist.”
Obviously, I have a few things to say about this. First of all, people can make more than $40,000 a year. It’s just about the way you go about achieving that. Plenty of people can get a job that earns them $100,000 or more, provided they are willing to work for it. The people that can’t make more than $40,000 a year tend to be those who work in lower-earning jobs. Now, before you say “no duh, Sherlock”, what I’m trying to say is that if you work in a low-earning job, you will make low-earning wages. Minimum wage was never supposed to be for people to have a career. It was never supposed to be for people to live out of. It’s a sad reality that people think it should be because it highlights the low expectations some people have for themselves that they think they can’t make more money otherwise.
Secondly, while I don’t know much about how Amazon pays its workers, I know that the type of work usually found in Walmart is around the level of minimum wage – jobs like being a cashier, or restocking supplies and a number of other jobs – in general, things that aren’t bound to make much money for people because of the laws of supply and demand. By which I mean that you don't need a degree to do these jobs, so virtually anyone could do them. Not everyone can be a CEO of a business, but virtually anyone can get a job to stand behind a register.
This is a concept that is foreign to socialists like AOC, who naively believe it takes no effort at all to be the CEO of a company. Now, I will be the first to say that, since I am not a CEO, I do not know exactly what it does take to hold such a position and how hard it is to do that job. However, the same can be said of socialists like AOC and other regular people who also believe it’s super easy while never actually having held that job, so it balances out. My point is that pretty much anyone can have a regular job at Walmart. So easy it is, in fact, that teenagers in high school often take those kinds of jobs during the summer or part-time. However, give those same teenagers the job of a CEO, and they won’t be able to do it, at least well.
The workers of Walmart are not “underpaid”. They are given the wages according to the value of their jobs and according to the value of the work they accomplish (and according to the minimum wage established by the government, which is ridiculous communist b.s.).
But third and my final point, it is ridiculous that people like AOC, who demand billionaires pay for the crappy government programs they want to install, also think billionaires shouldn’t exist.
I’ve said this time and time again, but billionaires alone cannot possibly afford portions of the Green New Deal, let alone the entire thing. However, there are ignoramuses out there who do believe they can afford it and are just too cheap to “pay their fair share” (which wouldn’t be fair at all anyway).
For the sake of the following argument, let’s say that billionaires could actually afford every government program the Left is clamoring for. Let’s say (God forbid) Democrats win it all in November, winning the presidency with any of the socialists on the Democrat Party becoming the POTUS, winning the Senate and holding a decent majority, and retain the House, maybe even grow their majority. And let’s say the Green New Deal gets passed on day 1 of the new regime and all billionaires have to give up all their money, possessions, etc. as a collective to be able to afford it.
Now, there are no more billionaires… what happens to the GND and the entire country? Billionaires are the ones that have to pay for all of this, but what happens when there are no more billionaires? The GND isn’t a one-time cost. Everything in it demands constant inflow of cash to pay for it. But now, there are no more billionaires. They gave up all their fortune – all their possessions – to pay for the GND. It would hypothetically last for a bit, but again, a constant inflow of cash is required. After some time, the billionaire’s money will have been totally spent and the bill remains the same: the amount of money the billionaires had to pay originally.
What happens then? It goes down to the next people on the list: the millionaires. However, there is a massive difference between a million dollars and a billion dollars. When you have one million dollars, you have one million dollars. When you have one billion dollars, you have a thousand million dollars. If it took the billionaires to pay for it, it’s going to take more than the millionaires to continue the upkeep cost.
So we go down the next people on the list: upper-middle class. And so on and so forth we go.
Margaret Thatcher is famous for a number of reasons, but particularly for saying: “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” That is precisely what would happen with the GND no matter what.
Billionaires cannot afford to pay for the GND of their own merit, but even if they could, why would you want them to cease to exist? That would only destroy the GND and the other government plans, at least as they are being sold to people.
Now, I’m not fooled by this nonsense. The GND isn’t supposed to do what it tells people it will do. It’s just supposed to be a communist takeover of the capitalist economic system in America. All the programs within it would be installed, but none of them would work right, not even a little. You see this happen everywhere you see socialism/communism.
However, if you’re going to sell people on the idea of GND, and attached to that idea is the belief that billionaires should pay for it, it makes zero sense whatsoever to also believe that billionaires should not exist. They are the only people who (in their minds) can pay for all this stuff, so eliminating the billionaire class would be like biting the hand that feeds you at that point.
The Green New Deal is a massive failure, even if the Left gets everything they want out of it. And they are just ignorant enough to try and antagonize the very people whom they think can afford it.
Now, I should specify that I am not strictly talking about the elected Left. I am talking about the Leftist base as well, because they are the ones that believe they can have it both ways. The DNC benefits from the existence of billionaires and won’t do much to jeopardize that relationship. The DNC’s base, however, does not outright benefit from billionaires in the same way and openly and legitimately hate billionaires and the concept of the existence of billionaires. But they are just ignorant enough to believe you can have all this free crap from the government, force those dastardly billionaires to pay for it, and simultaneously have billionaires no longer exist.
Everything about the Left is the height of irrationality, no matter how you look at it.
“The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.”
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