The Left not knowing how economics works is not exactly a big secret. By and large, they often prove that they don’t know anything of how it works and no amount of economics degrees or awards will disprove that. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see an MSNBC host making an exceedingly stupid comment regarding the economy.
During a segment on her show, Stephanie Ruhle made the following comment: “The dirty little secret here, Willie, while nobody likes to pay more, on average we have the money to do so. Household savings hit a record high over the pandemic. While the stock market isn’t the economy, you have over half of American households with some investment in the markets and the markets have hit record highs.”
In essence, she’s saying that it’s okay that you have to pay more for your food because you have the money to afford it… completely ignoring just what inflation does to money.
While we are FAR from Venezuela’s, The Weimar Republic’s, and other socialist countries’ inflation rates, the fact is that your dollar is worth less now than it was a year ago, which is why you see higher prices on store shelves (and other problems abound, such as a supply-chain problem).
So sure, people can usually afford to still pay for some things, but the “dirty little secret” about inflation, which really isn’t a secret at all, is that it leads people to be more conservative with their money. With their money being worth a bit less, they will want to save more, so they forego buying things which they don’t think are all too necessary for them at the moment.
Which can even make things worse because if fewer things are being bought, the retailers and producers need to make up the difference somewhere, so they either hike up prices even more or cut costs wherever they see fit, either in quality of product, quantity of product or lay-offs, of which there were plenty because of Leftist jackasses insisting that only SOME people’s jobs were “essential.”
Comments like the ones by Ruhle not only show the utter ignorance of the Left, but their unabashed bias. In essence, she is minimizing inflation because we all know on whom the responsibility lies. And with Brandon’s administration already well underwater because of recent events (including the inflation these deceivers are trying to minimize and even claim is a GOOD THING in some cases), the fake news media can’t afford to report on the bad things happening with any semblance of objectivity because the objective reality is that Biden is awful.
And the arguments made by Ruhle as to why the economy is *akshually* doing great are idiotic.
Household savings increased because EVERYTHING WAS SHUT DOWN. Not to mention that it’s odd she would argue that the economy is doing well with household savings from last year as a metric because Trump was still in the White House last year. If she’s trying to say that the economy during the pandemic has been good based on a metric from last year, she’s conveniently forgetting that she can’t credit the Brandon administration for that one in particular.
Secondly, the market was just about the only other place many Americans could receive income from, you know, because ghouls like YOU, Steph, insisted that people NEEDED to lose their jobs “for the common good” in keeping people “safe” from the virus. Oddly, more people have reportedly died from that same virus this year than last year, but your guy is in office, so there’s no need to talk about it anymore, apparently.
Lastly, markets hitting record highs has NOTHING to do with the Brandon administration. If anything, they are hitting record highs IN SPITE of him and his goons.
The market made a quick recovery in 2020. For it to continue to go up is due to a number of reasons (among which being multiple states and countries opening back up), absolutely NONE of which include the fact that the illegitimate child predator is occupying the Oval Office.
The idea that it’s okay that there are higher prices for things because “people can afford them” is emblematic of the following meme structure: Tell me you don’t know how inflation works without telling me you don’t know how inflation works.
Inflation means that your currency becomes less valuable. In a previous article, I talked about how cash was literally disappearing from Venezuela.
In that article, I mentioned that there were long lines being formed outside of banks in Caracas, hoping to withdraw the maximum limit of 400,000 bolivars. An idiot Leftist might think that that’s great and that means that just about everyone in Venezuela is a millionaire or billionaire (another thing which I have previously talked about), but in reality, 400,000 bolivars is worth around 20 cents (though maybe a bit more, with our inflation being worse now than back then).
With bolivars being as worthless as they are, people turned to using them to make handbags to sell outside the country. Bolivars are so worthless, they are worth more as the fabric that they are made from than as the currency it’s meant to represent.
This is with hyperinflation rates never before seen in the U.S., but that’s beside the point. The point is that with inflation, your money becomes less valuable. So the idea that “people can still afford to buy more expensive stuff” is not only asinine, it’s outright ironic. If it gets bad enough, you can get to the point where you’re spending a good bit of your money on basic things.
In the other article I brought up earlier, I mentioned that in order to purchase a little more than half a pound of the cheapest ham and cheese one could find, one would have to pay over 600,000 bolivars.
“But if 400,000 bolivars is roughly 20 cents, then 600,000 bolivars can hardly be much more, probably not even a dollar,” the Leftist might argue. Maybe, but that’s irrelevant because I also mentioned in that article that 600,000 bolivars is three-fourths of someone’s monthly salary at minimum wage.
With all the talk from the Left about how minimum wage isn’t a “livable wage” in the States, imagine how much less livable it is in a country where someone can barely afford the cheapest ham and cheese with a whole month’s worth of salary (and this is discounting all the other expenses they would have to make).
With such worthless currency, they would naturally have to seriously consider foregoing buying ham and cheese (and in most cases, actually do so). They might see it as luxury food.
And that’s why Ruhle’s comment is so idiotic. Anyone who is remotely knowledgeable of economics and inflation could tell you that it’s not good to have high inflation or hyperinflation. Again, we are far from the economic state that Venezuela is in, but there are people in the States who do have to adjust what they have to buy and how much of it. This impacts them negatively, and telling them that it’s not a very big deal or that they should just suck it up because “you can afford it” is ignorant, belligerent and short-sighted.
Not everyone is as rich as you, Steph. So it’s definitely not true that the “dirty little secret” is that people can afford higher prices. For many, they literally can’t. Not if they want to pay for other things which they might consider of higher importance.
And this is why so many people can’t stand the fake news media. It’s not just that they lie to people, they HATE the people they are lying to and see nothing wrong with them suffering economically. At least, not if they suffer economically during a Democrat administration. They destroyed Bush because of the recession (not that he had nothing to do with it) and tried to do the same with Trump during the pandemic mini-recession.
Now that their boy is in power, however, the economic trainwreck he’s causing will not only be minimized, it will be PROMOTED as something good in some cases. At best, they just decide to utterly ignore it or shift the blame.
They are annoying liars and a pest to this country.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
We all know that, at bare minimum, Anthony Fauci has been a flip-flopper and a serial liar, willingly misinforming the public regarding the Chinese coronavirus, its origins, and the effectiveness/safety of the vaccines. This is the best-case scenario regarding Fauci, but information recently coming to light paint a far grimmer picture of the guy.
Back in August, The Gateway Pundit broke the story that Fauci funded a study in Tunisia “where beagle dogs were eaten alive by parasite-infested flies.” Oh, and this was TAXPAYER FUNDED, so YOUR money went to the torture and cruel experimentation on dogs (not that that’s the worst use of taxpayer money I have seen, considering it’s used to fund abortion as well).
However, there are new developments surrounding just what other experiments Fauci and his NIH have funded.
Before I tell you what they are, let’s do an exercise I call “Nazis or NIH?” I will tell you of an experiment that was either conducted by the Nazis or the NIH and you will guess which organization performed them.
The purpose of this should be rather obvious: there is little moral difference between the two.
Without further ado, let’s begin.
First: This organization was involved with an experiment where the study’s researchers would cripple monkeys with toxic brain injections through devices implanted into the apes’ skulls. The research included (WARNING, IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE READING THE DETAILS, SKIP THIS PART):
Locking the monkeys alone in small cages, drilling holes into their skulls, implanting head restraining devices, implanting electrodes into the monkey’s brains, and finally, injecting toxins that destroy their brains, causing them to lose control of their limbs, mouths and other body parts.
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So which is it? Nazi or NIH? There are some clues to tell you, but it’s the NIH. To the NIH’s credit, had this been the Nazis, they would have used humans as opposed to monkeys, but the experimentation is still messed up and I don’t see the purpose whatsoever to this study. Was it to test whatever was injected into the monkeys’ skulls to see what would happen? What a surprise, something bad happened to them.
Second: This organization tested immunization compounds and serums for the prevention and treatment of various contagious diseases, such as malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yellow fever, hepatitis and epidemic jaundice.
I will give you some time to think about this one because, scarily enough, one could picture both organizations doing this kind of thing, particularly with me leaving out key information which would tell you immediately which one did this.
Okay, the answer is that this was the Nazis. They did this at various concentration camps.
Last one: This organization experimented on orphans with terminal diseases in order to perform drug trials on them, with a total of 201 children dying out of 532.
There is one thing here which ought to tell you the answer, and I bet you really wish this had been the Nazis.
According to TGP, Fauci’s NIH was caught funding experiments on hundreds of children with AIDS in a New York City hospital back in 2004.
“In 2005, the city of New York hired the VERA Institute to form a final report on the drug trials. VERA was given no access to medical records for any of the children used in trials. Their report was published in 2008. They reported that twenty-five children died during the drug studies, that an additional fifty-five children died following the studies (in foster care), and, according to Tim Ross, Director of the Child Welfare program at VERA (as of 2009), 29% of the remaining 417 children who were used in drug studies had died (out of a total 532 children that are admitted to have been used).”
You know, I was originally going to compare Fauci to Joseph Mengele, the Nazi’s “Angel of Death” who would perform experiments on people, mainly twins, at Auschwitz, but then I realized that that would be a bit too mean to Mengele. At least he only did experiments at one concentration camp and they were largely focused on a single subject matter. A more fitting comparison for Fauci would be if Hitler had had a medical degree and was entirely focused on his egregious experiments as opposed to running Germany and trying to dominate the world.
Fauci is Hitler with a medical degree. That is perhaps the most accurate thing I can say about the guy right now. And this is WITHOUT counting the gain-of-function research at Wuhan and everything he has done regarding the Chinese coronavirus and the vaccines.
Counting those things makes him even worse and brings him closer to the comparison to Hitler with an MD. But even discounting all that, what the NIH has done (THAT WE KNOW OF) in these experiments can only be compared to the inhumane experimentation of the Nazis throughout their 12-year Thousand Year Reich.
The Nazis performed multiple other experiments, including: Experiments on twins (like I mentioned), experiments on bone, muscle and nerve transplantation and regeneration, experiments on head injuries, experiments on hypothermia and freezing temperatures, experiments with mustard gas, experiments with Sulfonamide drugs, experiments on the potability of sea water, experiments with sterilization and fertility, experiments with outright poison, experiments with incendiary bombs, experiments regarding high altitudes, experiments on blood coagulation, and electroshock experiments.
What is perhaps most frightening is that I could see the NIH performing most of these experiments themselves. Perhaps not the mustard gas ones, the Sulfonamide drug, the potability of sea water, incendiary bombs and high altitudes, but the others are plausible, at least with varying degrees.
We KNOW that they are experimenting with sterilization, for example, given that is one of the effects of the vaccine.
But given what we already know the NIH has done, I think a comparison to the Nazis’ inhumane experiments is warranted. They might not be quite that depraved (as far as we know), but excusing or forgiving these relatively mild experiments (mild compared to the Nazis) would invite pushing the boundaries more and more.
They want to know just what they can get away with before being subjected to a second Nuremberg Trial, which we all know will come sooner or later.
I often talk about the evil of the Left or the Washington Establishment or the elite ruling class (but I repeat myself), however, it’s not often that I talk about the evil of the medical industry. And there is PLENTY to talk about regarding that subject.
This shows just how evil they are willing to be now, and the history of the Nazi experiments shows us just how evil they could potentially be in the future.
There are those who call for Fauci’s firing. I call for his execution. His and everyone who was involved with these inhumane experiments, either physically or financially. And before you say anything, yes, I know these were taxpayer funded, sadly. But it’s the NIH which was responsible for how that money was used. THEY are the ones who ought to pay the price for their evil. So make no mistake about that.
Fire Fauci, try him, prosecute him and execute him. Preferably with either parasitic flies, whatever was injected into those monkeys, or injecting him with the vaccine the number of times he thinks other people ought to receive it.
Maybe then we would begin to approach justice.
“But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
You know the Left is egregiously tyrannical when even Vladimir Putin thinks it proper to compare the woke “progress” they are attempting to do with what the Soviets did during the 1917 revolution and after.
For context, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin (whom I’ll remind all of you used to be in THE USSR’S KGB!) gave a speech during a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, where the topic of discussion was “Global Shake-up in the 21st Century.”
In this speech, Putin said the following (keep in mind this was translated from Russian, so it might sound grammatically off at times): “We see with bemusement the paralysis unfolding in countries that have grown accustomed to viewing themselves as the flagships of progress. Of course, it’s none of our business or what is happening, the social and cultural shocks that are happening in some countries in the Western countries, some believe that aggressive blotting out of whole pages of your own history, the affirmative action in the interest of minorities, and the requirement to renounce the traditional interpretation of such basic values as mother, father, family, and the distinction between sexes are a milestone… a renewal of society.”
He alluded to the fact that while Western nations have a right to do whatever they wanted to do, “the overwhelming majority of Russian society” rejected this wokeness altogether.
“The preparedness of the so called social progress believe that the bringing a new conscience, a new consciousness to humanity, something that is more correct. But there is one thing I would like to say: The recipes they come up with are nothing new. Paradoxical as it may seem, but this is something we saw in Russia. It happened in our country before after the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks followed the dogmas of Marx and Engels. And they also declared that they would go in to change the traditional lifestyle, the political, the economic lifestyle, as well as the very notion of morality, the basic principles for a healthy society. They were trying to destroy age and century long values, revisiting the relationship between the people, they were encouraging informing on one’s own beloved and families. It was hailed as the march of progress. And it was very popular across the world and it was supported by many, as we see, it is happening right now.”
“Incidentally,” he continued, “the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of other opinions, different from their own. I think this should remind you of something that is happening. And we see what is happening in the Western countries, it is with puzzlement that we see the practices Russia used to have and that we left behind in distant path, the fight for equality and against discrimination turns into an aggressive dogmatism on the brink of absurdity, when great authors of the past as Shakespeare are no longer taught in schools and universities because they announced as backwards classics that did not understand the importance of gender or race.”
“In Hollywood there are leaflets reminding what you should do in the cinema, in the films, how many personalities and actors you’ve got, what kind of color, what sex, and sometimes it’s even tighter and stricter than what the Department of Propaganda of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee did,” continued the surprisingly based Russian president. “And the fight against racism, which is a lofty goal, turns into a new culture, cancel culture, and into reverse discrimination, racism on the obverse. And it brings people apart, whereas the true fighters for civic rights, they were trying to eliminate those differences. I asked my colleagues to find this quote from Martin Luther King, and he said, ‘I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’ That is a true value.”
“You know, the Bolsheviks were speaking about nationalizing not just the property, but also women. The proponents of new approaches go so far as they want to eliminate the whole notions of men and women, and those who dare say that men and women exist and this is a biological fact, they are all but banished. Parent number one, parent number two, or the parent that has given birth, or instead of breastmilk, you say human milk. And you say all of that, so the people who are not sure of their sexual agenda are not unhappy.”
“And I would like to say that this is not something new, and the 20s and the 1920s, the Soviet couture Tagore came up with the so called ‘Newspeak,’ and they thought that thereby they were building a new consciousness and coming up with new values, and they went so far that we feel the consequences up until now,” concluded Putin. “There are some monstrous things when from a very young age, you teach to children that the boy can easily become a girl and you impose on them this selection, this choice. You push the parents aside and make the child take this decisions that can destroy their lives. And if we call the spade a spade this is nigh to crime against humanity and all of that under the banner of progress, while some people just want to do that.”
I will remind you once again that this man used to WORK for the Soviet Union’s KGB, and in many ways runs Russia as though it was still the USSR. And yet, he understands just what the American Left is bringing to the table by trying to be “woke” and “progressive.”
Now, I’m not so naïve as to think he was saying all this to warn the West that what is happening is extremely reminiscent of the Soviet Revolutionary tactics of the early 20th century. He even started that speech by noting the bemusement they had in seeing what is happening. He made this speech not to warn the West, but to warn Russia against following the West’s woke direction of regressive “progress.”
The Russian people reject, as well they should, this idiotic “woke” thinking which is nothing new whatsoever, but Putin understands that positive sentiment for it is popular in the West and it could infect the Russian Federation. While, again, Putin runs Russia as it was the Soviet Union, both he and the Russian people at large have at least SOME amount of basic and traditional human values. They reject the militant gay agenda, the idea that the white race is naturally oppressive (probably because over 90% of the Russian population is white), and the idea that a man can be a woman or vice versa.
These are all tropes of the modern day Left in the Western world (even the Chinese communists aren’t fond of homosexuality, given that the CCP banned “sissy” men from being seen on television) but whose Godless values could spread to other countries with relative ease.
Putin wants to protect Russia from such heinous values because, as he said, such values destroy society. But despite the fact that he was clearly just trying to warn Russia, it does inadvertently serve as a warning to the West, which is currently undergoing such an asinine cultural revolution.
What the Left is doing and is trying to do is destroy not only the United States, but also the Western world in general. The foot-soldiers have a misguided idea that the West is responsible for the world’s woes such as slavery (as though this wasn’t a thing in Egypt thousands of years ago), racism (again, as though it wasn’t a thing elsewhere), genocide and imperialism (redundant to say it again), etc. Those at the top, to one extent or another, know it’s all bullcrap but gain tremendously from Western culture being battered and divided in such a way.
Take, for example, the Black Lives Matter (not the organization, but the belief/slogan) vs. All Lives Matter debate. This is a debate which, for the most part, I do not care to take part in any longer because I’ve come to the realization that most people, certainly the reasonable ones, are arguing over something that they agree on.
This is what I mean: Those who chant “Black Lives Matter”, at least the reasonable ones, don’t generally exclude other lives. While the slogan and chant seem exclusionary, no reasonable person who says that chant will also go on to say “I mean ONLY Black Lives Matter.” They believe that other people’s lives matter apart from black people’s, again, at least the reasonable ones. There are unreasonable people who say “no lives matter until Black Lives Matter”, which is preposterous and outright evil, and THAT is most certainly exclusionary and emphasizes that only black lives matter. But for the most part, I think that the foot-soldiers who side with “Black Lives Matter” don’t exclude other races.
As a result, they inadvertently admit that all lives matter. On the flipside, those who say “All Lives Matter” believe that, naturally, black lives are included. No reasonable person who says “All Lives Matter” will say “but not the black ones.” Frankly, I haven’t heard anyone on that side of the debate make such an assertion.
So what you have is one side, Black Lives Matter, believing that black lives matter and so do other people’s, and you have another side, All Lives Matter, believing that black lives matter and so do other people’s. THEY ARE ARGUING OVER SOMETHING THEY AGREE ON!
And this is what the elites and the establishment are gunning for: the division of the people so that we focus our efforts on each other as opposed to them. Somehow, the elite class has managed to make people argue over something that both “sides” agree on. Sure, like I said, there are those who are lunatics and exclusionary, but those are few and far between; the exception. Most people believe that all lives matter, even if they chant “Black Lives Matter.” So all we’re doing by engaging in this debate is wasting time and energy going at each other’s throats, when it’s the elite class which is pulling the strings in all this and causing such division and chaos.
This is what they do with pretty much everything. They do it with climate change, they do it with sexuality and the sexes in general, they do it with shootings, with terrorist attacks, and do it with homosexuality, all in the name of “progress”. They sow discord and chaos and division. This is what the Soviets did in the early 20th century, as Putin full-well understands, ironically.
The reason I say all this isn’t to try and back away from a debate, but to try and redirect it. It’s because I try to differentiate between the weak (those who say “BLM” but believe ALM) and the wicked (those who either say “no lives matter until BLM” or who attempt to further sow discord), knowing that at least the weak can be convinced to join our side. It’s hard to convince the weak that they are wrong when we treat them as wicked and just as culpable of the division and chaos as the elite ruling class.
The modern Left, the establishment elites, must not only be defeated but utterly DESTROYED AND CRUSHED everywhere, in basically every manner. Else, only the dissolution of society, Western and Eastern, will await us. Take heart, then, that God is with us and not with them.
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
Before I begin with explaining the idiotic reason that Leftists believe Halloween to be racist, allow me to preface this entire article by claiming that, out of all of the things that the Left generally cancels, I actually don’t mind this one too much.
Again, it’s still an idiotic reason, but ironically goes into a direction which I sort of approve of or like, at least in some ways.
I will further explain my reasoning after I give you the context for this article.
You see, a Seattle school has chosen to cancel a Halloween themed parade because it, according to school administrators, “marginalizes people of color.”
It’s not a reason any of us didn’t expect, given how utterly moronic many of these people are, and given how white savior-ish these white liberals think they have to be, supposedly for the benefit of minorities like myself. However, regardless of our expectations for such a “reason”, it’s still a darn stupid one. Further detail about just WHY it “marginalizes people of color” is hardly even present later on.
A spokesperson for the school told Jason Rantz, Seattle-based conservative radio host, that “historically, the Pumpkin Parade marginalizes students of color who do not celebrate the holiday. Specifically, these students have requested to be isolated on campus while the event took place.”
The spokesperson added: “In alliance with SPS’s unwavering commitment to students of color, specifically African American males, the staff is committed to supplanting the Pumpkin Parade with more inclusive and educational opportunities during the school day.”
Well, first of all, I seriously doubt that a vast majority of the students are in any way bothered by the parade, which I will talk about more later. So in essence, the school is canceling a parade for the whole school because a few (if even that many) students felt “marginalized.” Right, because people knowing that you canceled a fun school activity definitely isn’t something that would make you even more marginalized. Kids love snitches and buzz-kills, after all!
I should also probably explain that this was in an elementary school, and kids can be quite mean, even at this point.
The second thing I want to talk about is why the spokesperson felt the need to say “specifically African American males.” What, are African American females not as important? Are kids of other races apart from African American not as important? It seems particularly odd how one race and one gender is specified when talking about “commitment to students of color.”
At any rate, in lieu of the Pumpkin Parade, students at the school can opt to participate in what the school described as “autumnal work” (whatever that means), “thematic units of study about the fall,” (because kids surely want to study the season above having fun) and might also look at “sharing all the cozy feelings of the season.” All definitely seem like fun alternatives to dressing up in costumes at school, a once-a-year event. Congrats, kids who complained, I’m sure you won’t be given swirlies for this.
The school also further explained their ridiculous reasoning behind canceling this parade in a newsletter to the parents, which was obtained by Rantz. The newsletter read: “Halloween events create a situation where some students must be excluded for their beliefs, financial status, or life experience. Costume parties often become an uncomfortable event for many children, and they distract students and staff from learning.”
It continues, but allow me to pause here for a moment.
With regards to the first item, that being that some students feel like they are excluded because of their beliefs, I can actually understand that one, but it does bring up a problem which I will get to momentarily. As I alluded to earlier in the article, I am not a particular fan of Halloween and don’t really mind its cancelation outright. I believe it’s not a “holiday” because a holiday, by strict definition, means a “holy day.” In this day and age, it’s come to mean just a special day in general that basically everyone in the country either celebrates (like Christmas, an actual holiday) or take time off of school/work for (like Columbus day, which is a special occasion because of its significance, sure, but not a holy day), etc.
Halloween is a celebration of evil, darkness, and of the macabre (I mean, just look at the picture above, for crying out loud). It’s celebrating literally everything that is opposed to God. And while I know that All Hallow’s Eve and Day began as Christian holidays for the remembrance of the dead, namely saints, martyrs and faithful departed (and I have my concerns regarding even this, as it may have originated from pagan traditions), it has since utterly excluded the idea of remembering the dead, at least the ones who died in Christ or were martyred for Him, and is largely about evil and darkness now. The complete antithesis of Christ.
Sure, for kids, it’s mostly about candy and dressing up in costumes, which are fun, but the “holiday” is utterly commercialized (candy companies definitely love this day) and taken away from the Christian roots of it and towards more sinister ones.
So I can understand people’s objections to the celebration based on beliefs. The second item, about financial status, makes little sense to me, as one can make costumes basically out of anything. As a kid (long before I became a Christian), when Halloween came around, I would go to school in my regular clothes (in itself rather neat for me at the time, since that school required uniforms most days) and a simple cape on my back, and I would say that I was “Dracula” or a vampire in general. This happened for multiple years because I largely didn’t have other costumes.
And yet, I had no real issues with that at all and to the best of my memory, I wasn’t really teased for coming every year with just a cape. Even if your family didn’t have enough money to even buy a cape (granted, the cheapest I saw on Walmart’s online store was $5, and it wasn't even a good-looking cape), you can make a costume out of literally anything. You can make a cape out of a large towel. You can make costumes out of simple clothes. And I can ASSURE YOU that kids have shirts with stuff like the Superman or Batman logos.
So the “financial status” excuse doesn’t hold up. As far as “life experience” goes, it’s so vague that almost anything could seemingly justify it, and this article is already long enough as it is without getting to the main point, so I’ll leave it there.
In any case, the letter then read: “Large events create changes in schedules with loud noise levels and crowds. Some students experience over stimulation, while others must deal with complex feelings of exclusion. It’s uncomfortable and upsetting for kids.”
Yeah, that first sentence makes me think that the cancelation of the event has less to do with “marginalized people of color” and more with the fact that it can be annoying for staff to organize certain things and have to schedule certain things outside of the usual, and that it can be annoying to hear loud noises. This idea is supported by the fact that earlier in the letter, it talked about costume parties distracting students and staff from learning. It’s not about the minority kids at the school, it’s about the teachers having to give a damn about doing more than usual for the fun of the kids.
Of course, they couldn’t outright come out and say “the staff is tired of this parade, so we’re not doing it anymore” so they just use the excuse of some kids “feeling marginalized” and basically blaming them for the cancelation.
Like one parent told Rantz: this is an “exercise in affluent white vanity that is wokeism.”
But again, it’s a cancelation that I don’t mind too much. However, it does present a problem, like I mentioned earlier. That, of course, is the idea that if a Halloween themed parade (or Halloween in general) can be canceled for the reasons stated either by the spokesperson or the newsletter, other (actual) holidays could also be canceled for the same reasons, namely Christmas.
After all, not everyone celebrates Christmas, so based on that, schools feel as though it would be okay to cancel all school Christmas events. However, despite that, I’m not particularly incensed by the cancelation of that Halloween parade because miserable Leftists (both in and out of schools) have been trying to cancel Christmas for a long time now. Protecting Halloween in this particular school isn’t going to keep this school or others from trying to cancel Christmas, and they are currently setting their sights on what can easily be considered a Satanic “holiday,” at least as it currently is celebrated.
So, again, I don’t mind the cancelation of this particular event. The school presents moronic reasons, probably to try and hide the staff’s laziness and annoyance with the activities of the day, but it accomplishes a job I don’t mind them accomplishing.
So you won’t hear me complaining too much about this at all. After all, as Napoleon is attributed with saying: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Those who have experienced communism/socialism have, obviously, first-hand accounts as to what happens under such systems. And unless they belong to the establishment, or are outright mentally retarded, those who have experienced communism will tell you just how awful of a system it is and how much better capitalism (actual capitalism, not this crony crap we have currently) is by comparison.
Rapper Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, is one such person, as he is a first-generation Cuban-American and his family has suffered at the hands of communism and the Castro regime. So, in a recent performance, he seemingly felt compelled to express his pro-American and anti-communist beliefs.
“To whoever the f*** doesn’t like the United States of America, may God bless you, but f*** you at the same time. If you don’t like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we the f*** [are] from, and you’ll see how much you appreciate the United States of America.”
While this might be the first time I have talked about Pitbull, this is not the first time he has spoken out either in favor of this country or against the communist system that infects his home nation of Cuba.
During a recent interview, he expressed more anti-communist beliefs and his appreciation for this country, and even his disbelief that we have destroyed liberty over a virus:
“The reason I can have this conversation is because my family comes from communism, they fled communism, they had everything taken away from them, everybody got murdered, everybody got killed. That’s the reason me, being a first-generation Cuban-American… I look at freedom and I appreciate that s***. I appreciate opportunity. I appreciate anything that you give me… And, that comes from the fact that when Castro took over everything, and I’m looking at what’s going on right now – the only person here that’s hot… it’s Castro. He’s going, ‘Y’all did it with a virus? S***. Y’all took over the world with a virus? Y’all gotta be kidding me.’”
“In this day and age, I’m hoping that people see: as quick as you get it… come quick, leave quick,” the rapper continued. “When it comes to this technology, that’s exactly what it is. You got instant gratification and think you can touch many people, as quick as they [are] gonna pull it from you.”
Pitbull then went on to encourage politicians and people of great influence and wealth to get involved with the crisis in Cuba, where mass protests have been going on (not that it’s all that talked about, particularly after the regime cut the internet following the protests) for the past couple of months:
“This is a message to the world. We need to stand up, step up. But if you don’t understand what’s going on, then you need to wake the f*** up. Not only is this a Cuba event, a Cuba thing, this is a world event. This isn’t about politics. This is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division. And bottom line, it’s about taking action. Let me tell you something, why I’m frustrated and when I see everybody out there and doing what they’re doing, which I love what they’re doing. Okay, because not only do we live for freedom, we ride for freedom, we die for freedom but we mother***ing appreciate freedom.”
“And it gets me hot, it bothers me, and it frustrates me to a certain extent, being a Cuban American, and having a platform to speak to the world and not being able to help my own people, not being able to get them food, not being able to get them water, not being able to get them medicine,” Pitbull continued. “But most of all, not being able to help and really get them what they deserve, which is freedom. And this is my way of talking to the world. All world allies get together to help. Global businesses get together to help. People that we’re so proud of, people such as Jeff Bezos, a Cuban American, graduated from high school in Miami, built one of the biggest companies in the world, the richest man in the world. He’s somebody that can get involved and really help us and what we got. All we can do is create awareness, but politics are gonna be polititricks.”
“And while they figure out what they figure out, we need to figure out how to really help,” added the rapper. “We need to get creative, we need to figure out solutions while they’re losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom. So to everybody out there, stand up, step up. And if you don’t understand, get with the mother***ing program and wake up because this is about freedom and it’s about human rights. And to everybody in Cuba, keep the fight up.”
This is generally what a lot of people feel and understand, even if it’s a bit more expletive-filled. Hell, even I dropped an expletive when the illegitimate president expressed his desire to screw liberty and force a vaccine on people who neither want one nor need one. So the general feeling of “screw you if you want to take away my freedoms”, in a more expletive sense, is certainly there.
Like Pitbull suggested, people who don’t understand what communism is really about ought to spend some time in communist countries and then they would begin to appreciate the founding principles of this country. And I mean the ACTUAL founding principles, not the bullcrap Leftist woke dumbassery of “this country was founded on slavery.”
Anyone who is even relatively familiar with our founding principles understands what a load of crap that is, as every founding document makes the assertion that we are created free and equal, equal in the sense that no entity can force itself upon us and dominate and enslave us. It’s these founding documents and principles which served as the basis for the abolition of slavery, which would have naturally been phased out of our country were it not for the invention of the cotton gin, which made slave plantations extremely lucrative.
As I have said in prior articles, the U.S. government stopped the influx of slaves shortly after the founding of our country and believed slavery would eventually become too impractical to survive as an institution, and until the invention of the cotton gin, that’s the direction it was going.
This is part of our history and it’s what anyone with an internet connection can find, but which a Leftist indoctrination leads people to deny. The reality of our country is that it was founded based on the principles of liberty. Unfortunately, as time has gone on, that liberty became gradually more eroded, until today, we have people who actually and literally believe you shouldn’t have a say as to what you put into your body.
While Pitbull didn’t explicitly mention vaccine mandates, he did allude to the idea that the establishment “took over the world with a virus.” Despite everything we know about how mild the virus is, to the point where fewer people died in 2020 than did in years prior, we act as though it’s a practical death sentence to get the Chinese coronavirus and that we need to destroy all institutions of liberty to “protect” us from said virus.
And it’s typically those who hate this country who have gone along with the idea of destroying personal liberty, which is why Pitbull is as frustrated as he is and why he said what he said. While I have my problems with the way the country is run now and with how things currently are, there is no shortage of love for this country from me. In fact, it’s because of that love for this country that I wish to see the problems that we see resolved and the way things are to change.
I love capitalism, but hate this crony socialist-lite crap that we currently have and which has been exposed to be around in the last couple of years. I love the U.S. but hate the establishment that thinks is in charge of it.
When coming to this country, I was sold on the idea that this was the land of the free and the home of the brave. That this was the land of opportunity and that if you wanted to make something of yourself, you could. None of it was true, or at least, as true as I was led to believe. What country can claim to be the land of the free when your political, and now medical, beliefs can get you fired or generally castigated? What country can claim to be the home of the brave when you have soldiers being indoctrinated into Marxism and believing that it’s more important to accurately sexually identify people than defeating your enemies? What country can claim to be the land of opportunity when your beliefs can get you cancelled and stripped of all opportunities to live a better life?
I don’t know if this country ever achieved the aspirations of the founding principles (in large part because people are naturally evil), but those aspirations must still be there and definitely still are there in many people.
We wouldn’t be seeing the pushback that we are if we weren’t of the belief that, if this country isn’t as free and as great as it could be or has claimed to be, we can make it so. We just need to be able to defeat, politically, practically and ideologically, those who hate this country and want to see it come to ruin.
And I’m glad that someone like Pitbull is conscious enough to stand on the right side.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Leftist Hypocrisy: Socialist Editor Reportedly Tried To Fire Staff For Trying To Organize Worker Co-Op
Evidence #481284 that socialists are utter hypocrites and only espouse beliefs they think others ought to follow but not themselves if said beliefs are in any way detrimental to those socialists.
For context, a group of employees of far-Left magazine Current Affairs have complained that Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, Nathan J. Robinson, has terminated their employment because they were attempting to organize a worker co-op at the company.
For those who don’t know, a worker co-op is basically the stated goal of communism, whereby companies are owned and controlled by the workers, not the people at the top.
What the workers were doing was practicing the very thing that Robinson espouses, and he tried to get them fired over it.
The employees who were reportedly fired wrote a statement giving out their grievances over the situation:
“Dear Comrades (yes, it does seriously start like that)
On August 8th, editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson (author of Why You Should Be A Socialist) unilaterally fired most of the workforce to avoid an organizational restructuring that would limit his personal power. Yes, we were fired by the editor-in-chief of a socialist magazine for trying to start a worker co-op.” (Emphasis original).
The statement then goes on to discuss a Zoom meeting during which Robinson was reportedly agitated over the workers’ desire to start a co-op. The statement also claims that Robinson wrote letters to five particular individuals where he expressed that he had “irreparably lost faith” in them and their ability to work together in the future.
Shortly after, Robinson reportedly retracted such statements, but claimed that “in his guts” he thought of the magazine as his and that, therefore, he ought to be the sole voice and leader atop any hierarchy in the organization.
“This organization has been heading slowly for some sort of reckoning where it was going to have to be made clear once and for all what kind of authority I wanted to have over it,” Robinson explained. “And I was in denial about the fact that the answer is I think I should be on top of the org chart, with everyone else selected by me and reporting to me. I let Current Affairs build up into a sort of egalitarian community of friends while knowing in my heart that I still thought of it as my project over which I should have control.”
Kind of sounds like a greedy capitalist pig! Or, more realistically, like a typical commie once he gets a taste of near absolute power.
Communism might sell itself as being about the benefit of workers and their control over corporations, but reality shows that to be the exact opposite. Corporations, if owned by anyone, are owned by either the government or people who are allied to the government by ideology or threat of death.
The Soviets routinely promised that the power belonged to “The People”, but by “The People” they meant themselves. They killed their people, arrested their people, kidnapped their people, starved their people, raped their people, robbed their people, abused their people and enslaved their people. Where they had originally promised the people the ability to own the companies and land they worked for, they instead forced them to own nothing at all, save for the clothes on their backs.
And this wasn’t a unique occurrence to the Soviets and the Russian people. This occurrence was the rule, not the exception, and I have yet to see the exception. In reality, everywhere there is communism, this is what happens: Promises of a better future where the people will own everything and the cold reality of a bitter future where the people will own nothing.
This, seemingly, is even the case in a socialist COMPANY. Their editor-in-chief is an avowed socialist and has written a book literally titled “Why you should be a socialist” and yet, acts seemingly in very anti-socialistic ways.
Supposedly, the socialist cause is what the workers are siding with: the workers being the owners of the company. That is the stated goal of communism, after all.
However, the real socialist cause is what the editor-in-chief is siding with: complete control over the entity and the people involved with it.
The reason it seems like such a juxtaposition is because the Left has long been capable of fooling people into believing that communism is for the little people and to the benefit of the little people, when it’s that precise demographic that most gets screwed.
Now, make no mistake, I am NOT siding with the socialist workers here. They deserve to see this crap happening to them because this is precisely what THEY HAVE BEEN ESPOUSING this whole time. They likely won’t realize it from this instance alone, if at all, but this is exactly the kind of result socialism brings.
Neither am I siding with the socialist editor-in-chief, as he also deserves the crap he is getting for seemingly acting “anti-socialistically” and in seeming opposition to his espoused beliefs.
I am merely pointing out that everyone involved with this mess is an idiot and a hypocrite. The editor-in-chief because he is acting seemingly contrary to his espoused beliefs and the workers because they are being treated exactly how all victims of socialism are treated, minus being unfairly sent to the gulags for complaining about their “Dear Leader”.
Not to mention that, were we to become a complete communist country, the editor-in-chief would quickly be victimized by the communist regime he would help establish. After all, it’s the useful idiots who are taken out first.
In any case, the magazine’s Board of Directors issued its own statement denying that anyone was “fired”, at least in a technical sense, but that seems to hardly matter, as the “fired” employees were left utterly disgruntled at the whole affair, claiming (with accuracy) that Robinson was unfit to run an organization. This is not merely an opinion from the employees, as Robinson himself reportedly wrote in one of those retracted statements that “I am not good at running an organization. I freely admit this.”
Not surprising, seeing as socialists hardly ever are, and if they seemingly are, it’s largely thanks to the financial help of far-Left billionaires like George Soros and the Rothschilds.
At any rate, whether the employees were ultimately fired or not is irrelevant. Robinson did TRY to fire them for attempting to organize a socialist workers’ co-op, showing how hypocritical he is and how much of an actual farse socialism and communism are in general.
Too bad there will be people who refuse to learn from this crap.
“No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.”
Remember how I mentioned last week that, surprisingly, the Cuban people have begun to protest against the communist Cuban regime for its authoritarianism which restricts the liberties of the Cuban people, and likely also for its inability to properly handle the Chinese coronavirus pandemic? Seemingly, the people of Iran are also taking to the streets due to the regime’s inability to properly manage water and electricity.
According to The Daily Wire, for the past several weeks, “Iran has experienced worsening energy and water shortages,” which the regime claims are the result of “reduced rainfall” and people using air conditioning units to stave off the summer heat. However, according to the BBC, “many locals say the problem is mismanagement and corruption.”
Considering we’re talking about the world sponsor of terrorism, I’d be more inclined to believe the words of the Iranian people as opposed to the government.
Now, one might argue that the biggest reason for these protests is that very mismanagement and inability to produce adequate amounts of water and electricity. That would be correct only in a small way. Thing about that is that there has to be a reason for such an inability and that reason is, as the locals said, mismanagement and corruption. According to videos on social media, there are protesters who can be heard chanting “Death to the dictator” and “Death to Khamenei”.
They’re not “Death to the poor management which would be solved with more government regulation” chants. They are chants of open defiance against the Islamic regime. Doesn’t necessarily mean the Iranian people are done with being Muslims, but it does mean that they are standing against their government, not merely because of the issues presented by the media.
The BBC reported last weekend: “The water crisis has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to electricity blackouts. Earlier this month, protests broke out in a number of cities across the country. The authorities blame reduced rainfall for the situation, saying many hydroelectric power plants are not operating and electricity consumption has surged as people use air conditioning to cope with the intense summer heat.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged this, saying: “I apologize to our dear people who have faced problems and suffering in the past few days and I urge them to cooperate [with cutting back electricity use]. People complain about power outages and they are right.”
Despite this seemingly humble response from Rouhani, police forces in the nation have been far harsher and more tyrannical than what this response would suggest.
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian-American journalist who was once nearly kidnapped by the Iranian government while on American soil, reported on the protests, also calling them “anti-regime demonstrations.”
“Anti-regime demonstrations are still underway in Iran’s #Khuzestan province. This video is from #Susangerd where security forces are seen shooting at innocent protesters asking for water. Khuzestan doesn’t have water and the regime is to blame for wrong water policies,” Alinejad tweeted alongside a minute-long video depicting exactly what she described.
Reportedly, at least one protester has been killed.
But this, as I mentioned earlier, is another massive protest against an authoritarian regime. To my count, three countries seem to be either protesting their authoritarian regimes or heading towards outright civil war: South Africa, Cuba and Iran. The one closest to an actual civil war, and might actually be in the beginning stages of one, is South Africa where two entire provinces, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, have been hit so hard as to resemble warzones. There, the government has already sent 25,000 troops to try and quell the violence which has come as a result of extended lockdowns and other authoritarian actions.
Are these protests/riots/potential civil wars an indication as to where the world is headed? Can’t say for certain at this point, but one thing is for sure: these are not the socialist/communist revolutions Marxists and Leninists would hope that they are.
One reason is that at least one of those countries has already gone through one such revolution and is currently facing backlash from its citizens after 60 years of a communist dictatorship. So what we are witnessing, if they lead to anything at all, would be the opposite of what the communists would desire.
Of course, there could be those who would incite a revolution in one of these places for the purposes of replacing the communist/authoritarian governments with their own communist/authoritarian government, but things could also go the opposite direction from that, towards something more akin to an actual liberation like the American Revolution.
Granted, such a revolution is historically rare, as most other revolutions only led to a new tyrannical regime replacing the prior one (Tsar to Bolshevism, King Louis XVI to Robespierre and then Napoleon, etc.). However, there is some reason for optimism at the very least because of the situation in Cuba.
People are fed up with authoritarians taking away their rights and freedoms at the drop of a hat. The lockdowns have exacerbated, in a lot of places, the tyrannical rule which was already present.
As I said in the previous article, if you think lockdowns were bad in the United States, they pale in comparison to other actually communist nations which operate under central governments. The advantage of federalism was present in America, since some states chose to not lockdown at all, others locked down for a short while, and others took their time but eventually recognized the need to open back up.
And while there are some states which are stupid, such as California which is now reinstituting mask mandates for indoors, plenty other states have seen the light and recognize the futility of such efforts in handling the pandemic. As I have written over a multitude of articles, many, most or all of these measures either didn’t work at best and were outright detrimental to people at worst on a number of levels, pathetically including health and safety.
The point is, the world locked down and experienced some of the worst tyranny they had seen, for many for the very first time. And such near absolute power in the hands of a few became too much for those who have seen some of the worst of it. South Africa was already rather dictatorial, what with white farmers literally being stripped of their land; Iran has been a radical Islamic cesspool since the 70’s and Cuba is, well, Cuba. They have already had to witness a lot tyranny in their lifetimes, and the lockdowns, particularly as long-lasting and severe as they have been, might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for some of them.
They are people with little to nothing to lose by doing this, with plenty to gain if successful. They are willing to take their chances because they can’t stand the bullcrap they currently have to go through.
I hope that many other countries come to understand that they have to fight authoritarianism wherever it pops up and do so to the greatest of their abilities.
“It is an abomination for kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.”
In most cases, the Left is perfectly content with bringing in people from other countries for just about any cockamamie reason. However, if such people are fleeing communism and generally tend to identify more with the GOP than the Democrat Party, all of a sudden, the Left discourages such migration.
With the recent protests in Cuba almost certainly leading to extreme and harsh punishments from the communist regime, it’s not surprising that there might be Cubans seeking to flee the commie craphole and heading towards the closest beacon of hope they would have: the free state of Florida. However, DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas, who is ashamedly a Cuban himself, discouraged Cubans from making their way to the U.S. through the sea.
Mayorkas said on Wednesday: “The time is never right to attempt migration by sea. To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking. Allow me to be clear: if you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”
“If individuals make, establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for resettlement. They will not enter the United States.”
This coming from the administration which is overseeing the worst influx of illegal immigration at the southern border and couldn’t be bothered to even pretend that it’s a problem.
Now, a liberal might try to make the argument that it’s purely because of safety reasons that they discourage Cubans fleeing the island nation to the States via sea. I call bullcrap on that one. The desert that illegals have to cross in the southern border to get into states like Texas, Arizona, etc. are just as dangerous a trek to make as escaping Cuba via the sea. The extremely high temperatures give them heat stroke, coupled with the fact that they have to practically constantly be moving, as well as the fact that they won’t always be the best prepared for the weather. Not to mention the likelihood that any one of them could be trafficked, willingly or unwillingly, and be the closest thing to slaves in the modern West, which itself carries a multitude of risks.
It’s not the safety of the Cubans that Leftists care about here, it’s the fact that, according to Pew, 58% of Cubans identify more closely to the GOP than the Democrat Party, which is a surprise to exactly no one because the Democrat Party is extremely similar to the communist party that they just fled. Why would they want to support the crap that they just escaped from?
In just about any other circumstance, the Left would argue that such a dangerous trek even through the sea would be worth it so long as they can actually make it here and, likely, vote Democrat. But because Cubans tend to not like Democrats, they get treated differently as migrants.
They seemingly have an “issue” with Cubans making a dangerous trek to escape communism, but don’t have any such issues with illegals crossing the dangerous desert to illegally enter this country.
It’s yet another example of utter Leftist hypocrisy, not that anyone needed to be informed anymore that Leftists are hypocrites.
Cubans are currently fighting against the communist regime, likely in part because of the lockdowns, but mostly because many of them probably figure that they have nothing to lose by doing so. They live under such harsh and terrible conditions due to communism that they think it’s worth it to lose their lives to fight against it, in all likelihood because the lives they currently have could hardly be called “living.”
When people’s backs are against the wall in such a manner, it’s expected that they will begin to fight back, little chance as they might have at success. But not all of them will want to fight. If possible, they will want to flee and escape not only communism but the violence that might come from such altercations, namely from the extreme punishments doled out by the regime. Such people will seek refuge, but ashamedly, the illegitimate Biden DHS is denying them entry.
They have no issues whatsoever with illegals who simply seek to take advantage of the economic opportunities in the States to make very little money mowing Democrats’ lawns (the Dems did always want their slaves back and this is the closest they can get to that) and then sending some of that money back to their families (assuming that that happens at all, which could just be another Leftist lie). They have no issues at all with illegals who end up committing major crimes against Americans, such as Kathryn Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant on July 1st, 2015 and whose killer escaped prosecution and the justice that was owed him because California sucks.
They have no issues with such illegal immigrants so long as they can use them at some capacity. But when it comes to ACTUAL humanitarian crises like refugees of communism? No humanity, no sympathy and no heart.
The Left is evil and they prove this each and every day.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
For over 60 years, the people of Cuba have been subjugated under a communist regime which enslaves them and dehumanizes them. They have had to drive the same cars from 60 years ago, if not longer, and have little freedom when it comes to internet access, with the communist regime getting to censor and dictate what people see online.
Any act of seeming dissent against the regime is taken as a threat to the existence of the regime itself and is met with extreme hostility and harsh punishment. The people who protested Sunday put themselves at significant risk, as they could be arrested and face a firing squad because of their actions, despite how peaceful their protests were. This is just how communist countries treat their people when the people protest tyranny.
Despite the great bravery of these people, and immense risk they put themselves in, the American Left has sought, unsurprisingly, to not make this about the ideology which has ruined the island nation, since that is the very ideology the Left espouses, but rather to make it about rising Chinese coronavirus cases and deaths.
Julie Chung, Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, tweeted: “Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages. We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need."
Can you see the two things she was most wrong about?
First of all, the Cuban people can’t exercise their right to peaceful assembly because they have no such right. Like I said, they face great risk in protesting in this manner, peaceful as it is, because they risk arrest and execution at the hands of firing squads. No people who face such a risk are people who have a right to peaceful assembly. Chung is treating Cuba as though it’s as free as the U.S. and has the same constitutional rights that America has.
It doesn’t. The constitution which Cuba has includes no specific rights or freedoms of the Cuban people, just vague statements about how “Cuba is a free and democratic socialist state” which is a bunch of bullcrap which is typical for any communist country. Furthermore, they place particular importance on the protection of not the people or even the country itself but the socialist system it employs.
Article 4 of the Cuban Constitution (2019) says: “The defense of our socialist homeland is the greatest honor and the supreme duty of every Cuban. Treason is the most serious of crimes, whoever should commit treason will be subject to the most severe sanctions. The socialist system that this Constitution supports is irrevocable. Citizens have the right to combat through any means, including armed combat when other means are not available, against any that intend to topple the political, social, and economic order established by this Constitution.”
As with any other communist regime, its greatest priority is its own survival, not as a country or people, but as a system. They explicitly state that treason is the most serious crime which carries the heaviest sentence, meaning that the protestors on Sunday, because they were calling for “Libertad”, or “Liberty”, protesting the Marxist regime and even waving American flags, could face charges of treason. And to top it all off, the first specific right that the Cuban constitution affords to the Cuban people is in reference to the PRESERVATION OF THE COMMUNIST REGIME.
Cubans don’t have the right to peacefully assemble, to free speech, to freedom of religion, to freedom of the press. These are the first explicit and specific rights detailed in the American constitution, under the First Amendment. But for Cubans, the first right afforded to them specified in their constitution is the right to protect the communist system of government, social norms and economic system which suffocates the people.
So let no one fool you into believing that the Cuban people are, at any capacity, free in their own country.
The second thing Chung was wrong about was the purpose of the protests. She said it was about COVID, medicine, cases and deaths. Generally, that the Cuban people demanded better care from the communist regime against the Chinese coronavirus.
Like I said earlier, they were calling for liberty, freedom, and were not unclear about the reason for their protests. They are fed up with the communist regime destroying them and their lives.
Now, one might raise a fair question: “Why now, after 60 years of communist crap? We haven’t heard of other similar protests of this scale in years, so why now?” Again, that’s a fair question. The answer is that, frankly, I don’t think the Left is ENTIRELY wrong about the purposes of the protest. Don’t misunderstand, this is specifically about freedom and liberty from the Marxist communist regime, not about demanding better care or raising awareness about cases and deaths. But the reason for this protest might not be entirely divorced from the Chinese coronavirus.
Like other communist states and nations, Cuba locked down to “fight” against the pandemic and they are still locked down for the most part, with some restrictions having been lifted. Assuming that cases and deaths really are going up, it’s likely that the communist regime will want to lock things down again in full. And if you think the lockdowns were painful for Americans, imagine how devastating they are/were for people living in third-world countries which experience 10 times what America went through at the height of the pandemic on a DAILY basis.
Remember when store shelves were empty towards the beginning of the pandemic? That’s a regular Tuesday in Cuba. Remember when people feared toilet paper shortages? Cuba routinely experiences actual shortages of far more than just toilet paper. Remember when the economy was in freefall when we locked down? Cuba’s economy avoided such a freefall if only because it was practically already on the ground.
Put citizens of a communist nation through extreme lockdowns like that and you are bound to get some amount of pushback. And keep in mind, the Cuban people have gone through 60 years of indoctrination and brainwashing in order to be obedient slaves of the communist state. Americans protested because, at least for many of us, we still understand and have a sense and yearning for freedom and can see the tyranny that lockdowns impose on people. But Cubans? They will flee, sure, much as they can, but outright protest and demand freedom and liberty?
Only under extreme circumstances might you see that, and the fact that there were pro-freedom protests on Sunday is an indication that such extreme circumstances are at play here. This has nothing to do with the Chinese coronavirus’ cases or deaths or vaccines or medicine in the country, but it’s not divorced from the general subject of the virus, in my opinion.
Though, again, do not misunderstand what I am saying. They are protesting the communist regime, which is why the Left wants to make this about the Chinese coronavirus. They espouse the very communism which is suffocating Cuba, so they can’t go along with the whole “this is about freedom from tyranny” angle. They SIDE WITH THE TYRANTS the protesters are against. They won’t come right out and say that, of course, but they don’t have to tell the truth on this matter either.
They will pretend to be on the side of the protesters when in fact they sully the protesters’ intent.
They aren’t liars because they lie. They lie because they are liars.
“The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.”
For a very long time, I have argued that the most important way in which we can preserve our rights and freedoms in this country for generations is through the taking over of the education system which has been in Leftist hands for 60 years.
The Left took away God from our schools and has slowly but surely been introducing increasingly radical Leftist material in our schools. From the assertion that we are “killing the planet” to the idea that homosexuality is not only okay but outright encouraged, and most recently, that white people are evil because of their race and that black and brown people are victims by the same merit. It is because of this radical Leftist curricula that we have young adults today who unironically love socialism and communism and erroneously believe them to be what will bring about a sort of utopia in this world.
As a result, naturally, the best way to fight against it is to take over the education system and begin teaching children the horrors of communism and begin teaching them actual, objective truths such as “we are not killing the planet” and “males can only be male and females can only be female.” Thankfully, this is what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also believes and has allowed to occur in Florida.
Recently, America’s best governor signed three civics education bills, HB 5, HB 233 and SB 1108. HB 5 requires high school students to learn about communism and totalitarianism, ideologies which “conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy essential to the founding principles of the United States,” according to Breitbart News.
During a press conference at a Fort Myers middle school, the governor said: “It’s crucial to ensure that we teach our students how to be responsible citizens. They need to have a good working knowledge of American history, American government and the principles that underline our Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
He continued: “I’m proud to sign three bills today that prioritize civics education in our schools. The sad reality is that only two in five Americans can correctly name the three branches of government, and more than a third of Americans cannot name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. It is abundantly clear that we need to do a much better job of educating our students in civics to prepare them for the rest of their lives.”
HB 5 also “provides a library of ‘Portraits in Patriotism’ based on the lives of individuals who have represented civic-minded qualities, including some who have moved to this country after suffering persecution in nations such as Cuba and Venezuela,” according to Breitbart.
DeSantis said: “We have a number of people in Florida, particularly southern Florida, who’ve escaped totalitarian regimes, who’ve escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America,” adding that he wants all students “to understand the difference, why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida? Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important students understand that.”
HB 233 is a bill which requires state colleges and universities to hold annual assessments of the “viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom at their institutions,” according to the governor’s office. In essence, it requires Florida colleges and universities which receive state funding to not be centers of Marxist brain-washing and to protect students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights of free speech to ensure they can’t be censored for their beliefs if they hold beliefs which run contrary to the faculty or upper echelon of the school.
On this matter, the governor said: “It used to be thought that a university campus was a place you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas. Unfortunately, now, the norm is really that these are more intellectually oppressive environments. You have orthodoxies that are promoted, and other viewpoints are shunned or even suppressed. We don’t want that in Florida.”
He continued: “You need to have a true contest of ideas. Students should not be shielded from ideas and we want robust First Amendment speech on our college and university campuses.”
And finally, SB 1108 requires state college and university students to take a civic literacy course and assessment as a requirement for graduation, so that they don’t routinely pull an Ilhan Omar and believe that the different chambers of Congress are different branches of government.
Personally, I think these bills are great and are definitely a step in the right direction. Teaching high school and college students about communism and totalitarianism and requiring colleges and universities to be intellectually diverse and have a civic literacy course and assessment as requirements for graduation are things which will only help Floridians and Americans down the line.
My only issue, really, is that these bills are aimed more towards high school and college (though that isn’t a bad thing in itself at any rate) and don’t seem to include earlier ages. Obviously, it is utterly obscene that the Left is going after elementary and kindergarten aged students in their brainwashing attempts, but they have the general right idea. The earlier you can influence students, the better they will be for your side as time goes on.
Surely, conservatives in the education system could come up with curricula which would teach elementary and kindergarten students of the rottenness of socialism and communism without robbing them of their innocence and going into detail regarding the goriness that such systems bring about.
As one example, a teacher could explain to his or her young students that “communism and socialism are bad economic and political systems because they bring about sadness and pain to a great number of people. They take away the freedom of the innocent and add on to the pain with unfair rules which lead to really bad punishments. If you think whatever punishments your parents have given to you are bad, they are nothing compared to what communism and socialism do to innocent people.”
I’m not a teacher nor a parent, so I don’t really know how to best put such lessons in a way which truthfully exposes the evils of communism without going into gory details such as the public executions and terrorist tactics of the Bolsheviks, Politburo, Gestapo, etc, but like I said, I’m sure people qualified to take on such jobs could figure out a way to accomplish this.
And if you think that it’s not a good thing to be teaching young kids about the evils of communism, at least in a way which won’t outright scar them, then please step aside as you’d be nothing but a burden. It’s either they are taught the evils of communism or are taught that males can be females and are exposed to drag queens who will groom them and ruin their lives entirely, while the kids themselves are taught to believe that any refusal of such pedophiles would be considered bigoted behavior and that they owe reparations for either their race, gender and/or sexuality for “oppressing” such people.
Seriously, the Left is hunting these kids at the earliest age they can. Notable “anti-racist” racist Ibram X. Kendi has a book called “Antiracist Baby.” Of course, it’s a children’s book, seemingly aimed at toddlers. Such young children shouldn’t be taught how to be massive racists, but that’s what the Left is doing anyway. Why should we willingly be behind them in influencing young children?
Of course, no toddler will understand what the hell the book is trying to say because children don’t tend to be naturally racist like that. They don’t generally see color and have no issue with being nice to other people if such people are nice in return. However, this is still an attempt to influence these children in such an awful manner. Why would we allow the Left to have such influence over children if we can do something about it?
The Left wants to brainwash them. We want to implement systems which will prevent that. That’s what DeSantis is doing and this is a great step in the right direction towards that, but we can’t possibly end the fight there.
It’s good that high school and college students are the intended demographics of these bills, but I would like to see the Florida Congress pass similar bills intended for middle school, elementary school and kindergarten students.
At any rate, these are great bills and it’s fantastic that Gov. DeSantis has signed them into law. But this is just the first step in taking back education from the Left. Other states will likely follow suit and go into other areas of education as well. I pray that this will serve as the catalyst for much needed positive change in this country’s Leftist educational system.
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