Run, Hide, Perish – Survival Do’s and Don’ts from Across the Pond

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advises persons at risk of harm from an active shooter to “Run, Hide, Fight” (in that order), recommending “fight” – incapacitating or “attempt[ing] to take the active shooter down” – if all else fails.

In the United Kingdom, police and counter-terrorism authorities like the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the London Metropolitan Police promote a different version for surviving a firearms or weapons attack at home (and recently, abroad). The last step in their “Run, Hide, Tell” directs victims to turn off their cell phones and only call the police once it’s safe to do so.

This is peculiar advice even in a jurisdiction that gives its subjects almost no legal options for arming and defending themselves (herehere, here and here). What if running or hiding aren’t safe or even available alternatives? How will a person in hiding know when it’s safe to call the police? What if law enforcement doesn’t arrive quickly or find the victims in time?

The London Bridge attack last month offers a real-life example of how such violence may unfold. The attack began when terrorists drove their van at high speed into unsuspecting pedestrians on the pavement along the bridge. After mowing down several people, the three van occupants embarked on a stabbing spree through bars and restaurants in the heart of London. News reports confirm that police officers arrived within eight minutes or so of the first call to emergency services and eventually shot dead the three attackers, but not before the assailants had killed eight people and injured 48 others.

In the interim, several individuals fought back. In one restaurant, Roy Larner, armed with just his bare hands and his resolve, fended off all three attackers, a tactic that allowed the other patrons to escape. (Perhaps mindful of the official security directive, Larner’s friends brought him a jogging magazine captioned “Learn to run” to enjoy while recuperating in hospital.) Construction worker Gerard Vowls, who intervened when he saw the terrorist trio stabbing a young woman, described how he “pick[ed] up bottles, threw a chair at them, [bar] stools, [pint] glasses, anything I could get my hands on.” Although his desperate actions didn’t save that young woman, two other women claim his actions enabled them to get safely away.

Even as violent crime rates in England and Wales climb upward – with “double digit” increases in murder, sexual offense, robbery, and knife crimes reported in 2016 – local politicians reacted in horror to the mere suggestion that it was worth examining the possibility of registered firearms licensees using their guns to defend themselves or to assist the police during a terrorist attack.  On the same day that the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner offhandedly commented that this could be something to explore officially – without actually approving or endorsing the notion – the Devon and Cornwall Police released an official statement denouncing the remarks. “Under no circumstances would we want members of the public to arm themselves with firearms… Our message to the public is a simple one: to run, to hide and to tell.”

Interestingly, the statement adds the qualification that British police services “will require an uplift in resources in response to the unprecedented threats we are currently facing.” In much the same vein, earlier this year the then Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, warned that the surge in crime, along with resource constraints, meant law enforcement would be forced to prioritize service delivery, with “rationing” of police responses and officer deployments.

Unfortunately, with no legal recourse to self-defense products, there’s not much except the police to keep ordinary individuals from becoming potential victims of violent crime. “Run, Hide, Tell” is pointless if there’s no one to “tell” and the police are busy dealing with other emergencies.

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Trump-Russia Media Coverage: A Parody of Dumb and Dumber

Donald Trump, Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya

The media has taken upon itself the quest to deliberately exaggerate anything of no consequence when it comes to Donald J. Trump and his family. This deliberate exaggeration has turned comedic in the media’s quest to find collusion, betrayal or any link between any member of the Trump family and anything remotely linked to Russia.

The media has gone through various stages of mocking and lampooning to what Byron York describes as a “Scandal That Ate Cable TV.” Referring to the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The Media is now infected with “Tabloid Thinking.”

Tabloid Thinking makes the media think something is simple because it keeps the media from looking at the complicating details. The media prefers quick summaries and likes to put things in a nutshell. The media stereotypes people or issues with simple phrases. They have deep-set emotions toward those people or issues and like to describe them with catchy phrases.

In an article title “Dear CNN: Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Pictured With Obama’s Ambassador To Russia — Is That News?” Clash Daily reports:

The photograph is striking: There sits Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. and others at Trump Tower in Manhattan on June 9, 2016, seated a few days later in the front row of a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing at which witnesses discussed U.S. sanctions against her country.

The day before, Veselnitskaya was at Washington’s Newseum, attending the screening of a film that criticized U.S. sanctions.

Source: The Washington Post

Here’s the video of Veselnikskaya at the hearing:

Clash Daily says “But wait!”

MORE— That looks like Emin Agalarov sitting next to Natalia Veselnitskaya. He was mentioned in Donald Trump Jr’s statement this morning. Emin helped set up the meeting with Veselnitskaya.

Emin Agalarov sitting next to Natalia Veselnitskaya (circled in red).

Veselnitskaya was also connected to Fusion GPS, the DNC opposition research firm that produced the fraudulent and discredited Trump Dossier.

Source: The Gateway Pundit

The UK Independent reports:

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr and allegedly offered to supply damaging information about Hillary Clinton, is apparently linked to a firm that helped compile the notorious dossier of wild and unproven allegations about the US President…

…In a statement, Mark Corallo added: “Specifically, we have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the President and which commissioned the phony Steele dossier.”

In The Hill’s article “Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team” John Solomon and Jonathan Easley report:

The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.

This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.

[ … ]

The Moscow lawyer had been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv, her client, defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City.

Read more.

If this isn’t a clear example of not connecting the dots by the media, I don’t know what is.

Clearly, the media is infected with the viral “Tabloid Thinking.”

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This day in “collusion” hysteria

Muslims for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’?

Der Feind vor den Toren (the enemy at the gate).

William Kilpatrick notes the passage in Germany of a law legalizing same-sex “marriage.” Curiously, all Muslims in the Bundestag voted yes. The question is: why?

The German parliament just voted in favor of same-sex “marriage,” and to the wonder of all, all six Muslim members of the Bundestag also voted in favor.

Well, make that to the wonder of all the “rubes.” Sophisticated people wouldn’t be astonished. They’ve always contended that Muslims will have no problem assimilating into Western culture, even with all its oddities. For example, after the vote, activist Felipe Henriques tweeted, “Most Germans and all Muslim MPs believe in equality. Who needs integration?

“Who needs integration?” The implication is that Muslims are by and large already integrated into German society. In other words, they’ve learned to go with the flow. And the flow, judging by the 393-226 vote in the Bundestag, is in the direction of sexual license.

So according to one sophisticate, Muslim MPs voted for same-sex marriage because they believe in equality. That’s one way of looking at it. But is it possible that they could have had another motive?

Did the 387 non-Muslim MPs stop to think that the legalization of same-sex “marriage” is just a step on the way to the legalization of polygamy? The arguments that are used to justify SSM can just as easily be used to justify multiple-partner marriages. If marriage is no longer to be confined to one man and one woman, why not allow one man and four women?

Italy’s largest Muslim umbrella group, the Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations, has already demanded the legalization of polygamy on the grounds that Italian law permits same-sex civil unions.

Could it be that the Muslim MPs in Germany who voted “for” had something else in mind besides equality for gays and lesbians? In the long run, the decision will work to the advantage of Muslims, even those Muslims who are adamantly opposed to same-sex “marriage.”

Some believe the advantage is a demographic one. For instance, the founder of the aforementioned Italian Islamic union has stated that polygamy will increase the population. That’s not necessarily so, because polygamy for some men acts to squeeze other men out of the marriage market altogether, thus potentially cancelling out the higher birth rates of polygamous families. Whatever the case, there are other more subtle advantages that will accrue to the Muslim community if polygamy is legitimized.

Click here to read the rest of Mr. Kilpatrick’s column . . .

William Kilpatrick

William Kilpatrick

William Kilpatrick is the author of Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West, and a new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, The Turning Point Project

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is titled Feind am Tor. [Enemy at the Gate.]

Trump, Russiagate, and the Media: The Colluder Vanishes

Now that the Trump/Russia collusion narrative is starting to lose traction, media outlets are desperately working to drop the story and cover their tracks. However, research conducted by the nonpartisan People’s Cube, America’s most trusted and most equal news source, has uncovered evidence of media collusion.

Disturbing facts proving that major news sources have changed their stories and altered images to hoodwink an unsuspecting public have been made available by anonymous sources, current and former officials, and sources close to Rachel Maddow.

Notice how in the first picture Trump is seen photographed with the Russian ambassador, Sergei Lavrov.

However, in the next picture, Lavrov has been clearly replaced with a potted plant. This is a clever attempt to not only whitewash the story of Russian collusion, but also to introduce the new narrative questioning Trump’s sanity.

In the next picture, Trump is seen with two leading editors of Pravda, the Russian news magazine.

Notice how a later alteration shows Trump only with the mustachioed reporter, and then one more alteration shows him by himself as if he had never met with either reporter.

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Finally, in this last and perhaps most damning picture, president-elect Trump and Mike Pence are seen with the infamous Soviet head of NKVD/Foreign Elections Influence Division, Nikolai Yezhov. In an effort to obliterate any evidence of Russian collusion, photoshoppers at CNN simply removed Yezhov from the picture.

Indeed, in the media’s nefarious efforts to change their story on Russian collusion, they have attempted to see to it that the colluder vanishes with the story. Nice try, media, but we’ve caught you “red” handed.

EDITORS NOTE: This political satire column by Komissar al-Blogunov originally appeared on The Peoples Cube.

You, the people, stopped the Media Matters attack on Sean Hannity ‘dead in its tracks’

Florida Family Association’s campaigns appear to have stopped Media Matters attack on Sean Hannity’s advertisers dead in its tracks.  Media Matters targeted companies that advertise on Sean Hannity because of his conservative values.  Sean Hannity is a true American patriot.  Hannity has reported news that no other cable news host has produced.  He has relentlessly stood for traditional Judeo Christian values.

We launched several email campaigns that urged advertisers to keep supporting the Sean Hannity Show.  One email campaign allowed supporters to send emails to over fifty companies urging them to keep advertising on Hannity.  Media Matters has reported no new companies dropping Sean Hannity since we launched this email campaign to urge more than fifty companies to stay with Sean.

Additionally, seven of the eleven companies that Media Matters claimed were “advertisers who’ve announced they’ll no longer advertise on Hannity” are back on the Sean Hannity Show and/or renounced Media Matters’ report.   Boehringer Ingelheim makers of Dulcolax, reported as no longer advertising, was recorded as advertising again during the June 9, 2017 edition of the Sean Hannity Show.  InterContinental Hotels Group, GoodRX and Ring.com also responded by stating that Media Matters had erroneously reported that these companies had stopped advertising on the Sean Hannity Show.

We launched three separate email campaigns that urged USAA, Viking Cruises and TD Ameritrade to reinstate advertising on Sean Hannity.  Media Matters had reported these companies as three of the eleven companies that had stopped advertising on the Sean Hannity Show.   USAA announced that they would resume advertising on Hannity.  Viking Cruises was recorded as advertising again on June 9, 2017.  TD Ameritrade responded with a statement claiming that Media Matters’ had incorrectly reported that they had stopped advertising.

Media Matters lost big thanks to the tens of thousands of emails that people sent through the Floridafamily.org email server that urged advertisers to stay with Sean Hannity.

Florida Family Association launched an online campaign to counter allure magazine’s push for acceptance of the hijab, an oppressive Islamist symbol, with Fourth of July American colors.  The July issue of allure magazine headlining a Muslim woman wearing a red, white and blue hijab on the front cover made the news racks and mail boxes just in time for its propaganda to take advantage of the Fourth of July.  The magazine also included eight pages of hijab photographs.  The allure cover headline states: “This is an American Beauty.”  Sounds just like other leftist media such as The Learning Channel which sought to push its propaganda to normalize Islamist program titled “All-American Muslim.”  The cover subheading states:  “Meet Halima. Muslim. Model.  Destroyer of Stereotypes.”

The hijab does not symbolize the freedoms and liberties bestowed upon all women who are under the protection of the United States Constitution.  Our online campaign allowed thousands of people to send emails to fifteen companies that advertised in the July 2017 issue of allure magazine.  Emails urged advertisers urge to be more careful in the future to sponsor content that embraces the liberties of the United States Constitution instead of Islamist tenets that oppress women and minorities.

Huffington Post laid off 39 employees amid cutbacks, plans new editorial version after losing 420 out of 439 advertisers.   Huffington Post published an article titled “HuffPost Lays Off Dozens Amid Corporate Cutbacks” on June 14, 2017.  The article states in part:  “Writers Guild of America, East, HuffPost’s union, said Wednesday that they were notified of 39 members being laid off.  The HuffPost layoffs come as Lydia Polgreen, who took over as editor-in-chief earlier this year, is assembling a newsroom leadership team, which includes former Daily News Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich, and charting a new editorial vision. She recently oversaw a rebranding of the site, which was co-founded by Arianna Huffington, who left the company in August.”

Huffington Post laid off the 39 employees after Florida Family Association influenced 420 out of 439 companies to stop advertising and influenced a drop from 61 companies advertising during the month of September 2016 to 19 companies in May 2017.   It is highly unlikely that Huffington Post’s parent company, Verizon, would have cut HuffPost’s workforce by twenty percent if the news site was making the profits it did when Verizon acquired AOL.  AOL purchased Huffington Post in 2011.  Verizon purchased AOL in 2015.  It is important to keep the pressure on companies to stop supporting this leftist, Islamist loving, America hating website.  Florida Family Association will diligently keep the pressure on.

Florida Family Association continues to influence more and more companies to stop supporting pro-Islamist web sites with advertising dollars.  Our numbers continue to grow.

  • Four hundred forty eight (448) out of four hundred seventy (470) companies have stopped advertising at Huffingtonpost.com since Florida Family Association started contacting advertisers in April 2016.  Ninety five percent (95%) of the companies stopped advertising as of June 30, 2017.   We have nine (9) ongoing email campaigns that target companies who are advertising at Huffingtonpost.com.  The companies that continued to advertise at Huffingtonpost.com include: Allstate, Amazon, American Express, AT&T, Core Digital Media – Lowermybills.com, CreditCards.com, Discover, Equifax, Everquote, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Healthination, Hyundai, Lending Tree, Lifelock (Symantec), Microsoft Edge, Monex, Newchic.com, Rooms To Go, TD Ameritrade and TIAA.org.
  • One hundred sixteen (116) out of one hundred twenty (123) companies have stopped advertising at Aljazeer.com since Florida Family Association started contacting advertisers in February 2017.  Ninety four percent (94%) of the companies stopped advertising as of June 30, 2017.  We have one email campaign that targets Lifelock which is advertising at Ajazeera.com.  The companies that continued to advertise at Aljazeera.com include: Core Digital Media – lmbinsurance.com, CreditCards.com, Equifax, Everquote, Lifelock (Symantec), Monex and Robert Kennedy College.

Florida Family Association has numerous ongoing campaigns focused on Defending American Values against Islamization of America.  To see these campaigns please go to Floridafamily.org.

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B’nai Brith Slams Canada’s Funding for Anti-Israel Exhibit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praying in mosque.

LONDON, Ontario – B’nai Brith Canada is strongly condemning an anti-Israel art exhibit on display at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery which received grants from a federal funding agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The display, entitled “Choreographies of Resistance,” glorifies the actions of Palestinian protesters, including stone-throwers who promote violence under the guise of resistance. In Israel, a reported fourteen civilians have been murdered by Palestinian stone-throwers, including infants such as Adele Biton and Yehuda Shoham, as well as three Israeli Arabs who were attacked because they were mistaken for Jews.

The creator of the exhibit is Rehab Nazzal, the sister of Palestinian terrorist leader Khaled Nazzal. In 2014, Rehab drew condemnation for a similar display at Ottawa City Hall which glorified Khaled and other Palestinian terrorists. Rehab continues to justify terrorist attacks plotted by her brother, including the 1974 massacre of 22 Israeli schoolchildren, describing him as a “martyr” who fought for “justice.”

Despite Rehab’s abuse of art to whitewash acts of terror, research by B’nai Brith shows that the SSHRC handed her $35,000 in 2015 in order to continue her work.

“It is irresponsible that taxpayer dollars are being used to finance this anti-Israel exhibit,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.

“The false narrative of victimhood on display at this exhibit deliberately ignores Palestinian car rammings, suicide bombings, the recent knife intifada and lethal use of rocks targeting civilians due to a continual campaign of incitement. Rehab Nazzal’s public support for her terrorist brother is deplorable.”

The McIntosh Gallery says the exhibit “pays tribute to Palestinians who have lost their lives in what the artist notes is an ‘intifada, or uprising.'” The term ‘intifada’ actually refers to violent Palestinian uprisings that have left thousands of Israeli civilians dead or wounded.

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The Rage of Islam

To preserve his irrational sense of honor, the Muslim man must blame others for any wrongdoing. Conforming to this perverse logic, United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Dubravka Šimonović, blames Israel for the violence committed by Palestinian men against their own women. If Israel’s retaliatory attacks were indeed the cause, then Hamas’s greater number of rocket and mortar attacks would cause Israeli men to be far more abusive to Israeli wives – but that is not the case.

It begins in the home. Family life is a microcosm of the surrounding culture. Inside and outside the Islamic home, there is oppression, subordination, envy, animosity, shame, enslavement, and emotional and physical pain for any deviation. Muslim women are among the poorest, most oppressed, and least educated in the world, caged by their cumbrous shrouds in the insufferable desert heat, by their misogynist sharia laws, and by their chauvinist husbands. The 7th-century Bedouin woman’s attempt at privacy and protection has become a symbol of humiliation, servitude, and protection from men who are raised to lack restraint. Thus clad and maltreated, there is no natural interaction between the sexes, such as is found elsewhere. Not only are the women deprived of freedom and individuality, but they are also denied sunlight and Vitamin D, and more likely to develop osteoporosis, experience pelvic fracture during childbirth, and have babies who are disposed to seizures.

The Muslim family is a hatchery for abnormal behavior, its dynamics providing constant frustration. Just as Islam seeks to dominate all other religions, so the man seeks to dominate all within his dominion — the employer who humiliates his employee, the husband who beats his wife, and the father who kills his daughter for his “honor.” It is seen in the pain needlessly inflicted on cattle brought to slaughter during the Islamic holiday of Eid. The sounds of the men’s sadistic torture, and animals bleating and bleeding in the streets, increase their indifference to cruelty and the value of life. All of these are nurtured within the family.

While the Jewish state sounds alarms to take immediate shelter from incoming rockets, the Palestinians provide no shelter. Rather, they often position their launch sites at schools or hospitals, adding women and children as human shields to increase the death toll from Israel’s reprisals and garner more world “compassion.” While Israel provides playground shelters, Hamas teaches children to decapitate with swords, handle automatic rifles, and employs them to construct terror tunnels. Irreverence for life is widespread throughout Islamic culture, and is both cause and consequence for Palestinian anger and aggression. It cannot be attributed to Israel’s retaliations.

Another assault on Islamic women is the Female Genital Mutilation performed on young girls — an excruciating, barbaric procedure of castration done without anesthesia to suppress her sexual desires, guarantee her virginity and ensure faithfulness before marriage. The risks include interference with normal female bodily functions, infections, exsanguination, and death, and psychological impairment as the young cannot emotionally rebel against their parents. They face another agonizing reversal surgery prior to marriage. How long before this, too, is blamed on Israel?

While boys and girls in Western cultures learn to communicate and socialize with each other, pursue their choice of careers and mate for marriage, Muslim youths are kept apart. The sexual attraction found throughout the entire natural world is spurned by Islam as “shameful”; they attach an unhealthy negativity to all aspects of sexuality. Social segregation leads to discomfort, fear, and hostility. Arab men learn to hate women and indulge in homosexual behavior with boys or effeminate men (considered an acceptable substitute), thereby emasculating the victimized male. The result is sexual confusion. The intense sexual repression and misogyny emerge as the rage and rape seen in the youths who are sent to the lands of the infidel. The husbands remain unhappy, confused, and violent. Yet Israel is blamed for the degenerate behavior with which Islamic society is riddled.

In some Muslim societies, consanguineous marriages are encouraged, often producing sick, dysfunctional children — suitable, perhaps, for jihad martyrdomPolygamous marriages with as many as four wives are also acceptable but deprive all of the intimacy and security found in faithful monogamous marriages. The effects of polygamy are favoritism and divisiveness, neglect, deprivation, jealousy, and bitterness. The women are stuck in a loveless marriage, beaten into submission, and robbed of friendships. Further, the Koran and Hadith sanction beating wives, with encouragement and guidelines provided on television by the Mufti of Gaza.

The children in such arrangements often grow to be resentful of their half-siblings, disrespectful of or deeply angry at their father, while feeling contempt and shame at their mother’s subservience. A loveless household breeds scorn and provides the perfect setting for the young male to become a stern husband and father, an unquestioning suicidal murderer, or a deranged sadist who receives sexual satisfaction from causing pain and degradation.

All the aforesaid fester in the daily life of the Islamic home.

For fourteen centuries, Mohammed’s examples of looting, enslavement, decapitation, and conquest have been the paradigm for his followers. The price of constant war and bloodshed has been their humanity. Islam keeps its adherents unschooled and severely restricted, lacking in compassion, courtesy, industry, and deficient in empathy for the suffering of others. Instead of yielding happiness, comfort, and security for its people, this religious, political, cultural, and economical ideology produces indoctrinated partisans, dedicated to hate the infidel and conquer land for their god. To feed the war machine, there must be constant illiteracy, stress, anger, blame, shame, and no bonds to love or family. The individuals are kept focused on their own anxieties and the state’s passion for a caliphate, taught during prayers five times daily.

A study conducted by Oxford University has shown that the male must make as many as 34 head-to-prayer mat contacts five times per day, often resulting in a zebibah (or prayer bump) and traumatic brain injury along with mental disorders. The practice is known to cause irritation, aggression, depression, and cognitive impairment, all to feed the cult and war mentality. Known as TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), it can affect thinking (memory, reasoning), sensation (touch, taste, smell), language (communication, expression, understanding), and emotion (depression, anxiety, personality change, aggression, social inaptness). It can cause epilepsy, and increases the conditions for age-related Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.

Simonovic is sympathetic to the culture but cannot define it. Apart from prayer rugs, Islam has produced nothing but state-of-the-art terrorism techniques over the centuries. Their cultural accomplishments are kept to a minimum with half the people’s brain power confined under hijabs and burqas, and the other half driven to riot, kill, or commit suicide, as the outworking of the aberrant behavior that is inculcated from cradle to grave. Creativity flourishes in a free society; slave states produce tears.

The greatest fear to Muslim men may now well be the threat of modernization and the liberation of women. Throughout fourteen hundred years of history, the men have had their humbled dhimmis, the social and sexual inferiors that have bolstered their self-worth and warped sense of honor. The culture of the West and of Israel threaten Muslim male dominance. Add to this, their sense of resentment that their beleaguered and despised neighbor, Israel, has proven to be culturally, economically, and militarily superior to the Palestinians, a horde that has failed to produce a similar or better society during the same time, despite the world’s generosity.

It is obvious that the violence inherent within the Muslim male has its roots in the lurid instability of the home, the mosque, and their society in general. Tragically, instead of addressing the real source of the problem, Muslims are trained to blame anything but themselves. Islam has had many “whipping boys.” Blaming Israel’s retaliatory actions for Muslim violence, as proclaimed by Ms. Simonovic, is like accusing the victim of antagonizing his attacker by defending himself.

Disturbingly, Islam appears to have been masterfully crafted to be the antithesis of Judaism and Christianity that preceded it. The Bible celebrates life; the Koran sacrifices it. Wife-beating is merely one of innumerable components that form the atrocity of Islam and threaten the survival of humankind.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in American Thinker. Views expressed in this video do not represent those of PMW or this magazine. We expose hate speech so that it will be eliminated. For more info visit: http://palwatch.org.

The Attack on Hobby Lobby Is Incoherent and Unjust by Jeffrey A. Tucker

The mainstream press has accused Hobby Lobby, a great and beloved American company, of hypocrisy, unchristian behaviorsmugglingstealing, and even funding terrorism. As punishment, and concluding an investigation that has been going on for six years, the US government has extracted from the company a fine of $3 million, and the company is sending to the government property it bought fair and square.

What horrible things did the company do? It purchased from sketchy sources in the Middle East thousands of ancient artifacts, including extremely rare cuneiform tablets. The purpose of such purchases – the Green family that owns Hobby Lobby spent its own money – is to complete an exciting project in the nation’s capital, the building of a new museum called the Museum of the Bible that will be open to the public in November.For its efforts to save ancient historical artifacts and put them on display for educational purposes, the company has been declared guilty of trafficking war loot. And the property it bought? It is presumably going to be owned now by the US government – and maybe put in a warehouse and forgotten, like the disgraceful scene from the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The War Caused This

And yet, it was the chaos of the Iraq War itself that brought these artifacts to the black markets to begin with. Previously, one supposes, they were claimed by Saddam Hussein as the national property of the government that the U.S. overthrew. They were pillaged by traders in the midst of the confusion that the US had not properly prepared for. This was nearly 15 years ago, and, presumably, the artifacts have changed hands many times.

Given how valuable these items are, and how little care the US government showed them, there is a sense in which the black market deserves praise. There was no longer a regime in place to claim ownership. The treasures were not destroyed or forgotten. Rather, they were preserved in the care of new owners and traders who understood their value – far more so than the marauding occupiers who allowed a birthplace of civilization to be pillaged without a thought.Hobby Lobby – scrupulously and motivated by genuine piety – was only seeking to recover them and put them on display to increase public awareness of their value and what they represent. It is not the company’s fault that these treasures were floating around and changing hands all over the Middle East. Hobby Lobby didn’t cause the war. It didn’t steal a single thing from anyone. What the company was doing was systematically buying them from criminals, gangs, and shadowy forces with an eye toward keeping them safe and showing them to the public.

Hobby Lobby deserves praise, not condemnation, for these actions.

The most preposterous claim is that what the company did was unchristian. This is a jab at the company culture, of course, which is openly evangelical and has otherwise embroiled the company in public controversy. The Supreme Court decided in favor of its claim that it should not be forced to provide medical services to its employees. It was the first time in US history that the courts said that a for-profit company enjoys certain rights to religious liberty – and the partisans of Obamacare have never forgiven the company for that reason.

It’s like the whole of the social-democratic opinion cartel got on board with a plan: get Hobby Lobby!

False Records

What about the claim that there was fraud involved in the shipping of items themselves? According to reports, the company acquiesced to falsified shipping records in order to disguise the contents of the packages.

This strikes me not as fraud – who is actually being defrauded here? – but rather very smart and strategic behavior. What was the company to do? Put a big stamp on the packages that says PRICELESS ARTIFACTS FROM ANTIQUITY INSIDE? The efforts to disguise the contents were consistent with the care that the company was taking with the property that it justly acquired on the market.In fact, by not insuring the contents as much as the shippers might have been willing to cover, the company was bearing the full liability that would have been associated with theft. Therefore it had every incentive to obscure the nature of the contents. No one got hurt by their doing so.

Making the Market

But there is yet another claim making the rounds. In the words of professional Hobby Lobby haters Joel Baden and Candida Moss:

The black market has done more for the cause of historical preservation than either Saddam Hussein or the occupying military forces ever did.

If collectors like the Green family were unwilling to purchase unprovenanced antiquities — items that do not have a clear and clean history of discovery and purchase — the black market would dry up. As long as there are buyers, there will be sellers. It is because collectors like Hobby Lobby are willing to pay a premium and look the other way that looting continues. They dramatically expanded the market for biblical antiquities in the late 2000s.This is just crazy talk. Are we really supposed to believe that if the Greens had not put a value on ancient Mesopotamian artifacts that these items would thereby fall in value for everyone else? This is preposterous actually. And think about this: if the treasures actually fall to zero price, there would be no incentive to care for them and display them for the public. It is precisely because The Green family and so many others value them that they have been preserved.

These writers are living in a fantasy world. Actually, the black market has done more for the cause of historical preservation than either Saddam Hussein or the occupying military forces ever did.

Ownership Records

There is the final matter of ownership records. These are obviously controversial for property that is, after all, thousands of years old. What to do? Hobby Lobby had the right solution: they should be owned by the highest bidder and displayed for the edification of the public. As a private enterprise, it could have experimented with using the right technology – blockchain – to create immutable records, along with the complete history. That way, there would never again be a controversy.

Much the same is already being done in the art world to prevent forgeries, track ownership, and verify the authenticity of works of art. This process needs to commence with ancient artifacts too, for the sake of posterity and the future.

What Hobby Lobby was doing could have finally saved this sacred history on behalf of the whole of humanity. Sadly, it will not be so, simply because some bureaucrats and petty pundits are working through their resentments of the company, fining them and dragging its reputation through the mud. Hobby Lobby wasn’t stealing; it is being stolen from.

Jeffrey A. Tucker

Jeffrey A. Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

Actor Clooney flees Europe: Do as I say, not as I do!

These super rich Lefty celebrities have no shame!

In 2016, Clooney and his wife praise German Chancellor Angela Merkel [pictured right] for her welcome to the migrant invaders (not using those words of course!). Italy as an escape? Maybe not so much!

George Clooney is reportedly moving his young family to his Los Angeles mansion which is deemed safer (from Jihadists) than is his property in the UK or his Italian get-away mansion at Lake Como.

From Breitbart (hat tip: Brenda):

Report: Open Borders Advocate George Clooney Moving Family Back to Trump’s America for ‘Security Reasons’

Actor and immigration activist George Clooney will move to Los Angeles with his wife Amal and newborn twins Ella and Alexander due to security concerns at his England estate, according to a report.

Life & Style magazine reported last week that the 56-year-old Oscar-winner will move his newly-expanded family to his mansion in Studio City, California, after deeming his 17th century mansion in Sonning, England to be not sufficiently safe for them.

“As soon as Amal found out she was pregnant, he hired former Secret Service agents to assess all his properties and make recommendations for improvement,” an unnamed Clooney “insider” told the magazine. “His mansion in Studio City [Calif.] was deemed the most secure, and it’s within minutes of an LAPD station.”

[….]

In May, British government officials disclosed that 23,000 known jihadi terrorists are believed to be residing in Britain, far more than the 3,000 that had initially been reported.

[….]

In February of last year, the actor met privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and praised the German leader’s acceptance of refugees from Syria and other countries. The same month, Clooney told Sky News in an interview that the United States is not doing “enough” to help Syrian refugees, and that 10,000 refugees per year was too low a figure to be admitting into the country.

[….]

In July of last year, a makeshift refugee camp was established in Lake Como after the Swiss government decided to close its southern border with Italy. Dozens of refugees arrived from African and Asian countries were housed in tents close to the Clooneys’ home, with a local tour guide telling the Daily Mail that the refugee camps were a “big problem because of the huge numbers [of refugees] who are arriving all the time.”

More here.

Bill Gates woke up and smelled the coffee, any chance Clooney will get it?

This post is filed in my ‘Laugh of the day’ category.  I have another good laugh for later (or tomorrow), so come on back!

Click here for my complete archive on the Invasion of Europe.

Linda Sarsour: LOCK HER UP!

Linda Sarsour, the darling of the Islamist/Leftist consortium of anarchists currently trying to overthrow the United States government is at it again. In a stunning seditious address to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) she unapologetically and emphatically called on Muslims to wage jihad in America against duly elected President Trump and the White House by saying:

“We (Muslims) are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad . . . but here in the United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House. . . . Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community. It is not to assimilate and to please any other people in authority. And our top priority . . . is to please Allah, and only Allah.”

Linda Sarsour is openly fomenting insurrection and allegiance to Allah in pursuit of the Islamic goal to re-establish the Islamic caliphate and impose sharia law worldwide. Why hasn’t Linda Sarsour been arrested and charged with treason?

It seems the noisy Brooklyn born Palestinian-American Muslim needs a refresher course in American democracy. In America we are still ruled by secular American laws and the United States Constitution. We are not ruled by religious Islamic sharia law. So, if Linda Sarsour prefers an Islamic government she is free to live in any one of a number of Islamic theocracies in the world. The tolerance that American democracy has extended to multiculturalism reaches its tipping point when Islamists, whether foreign born or natural born like Sarsour, demand that America submit to religious sharia law and become dhimmis in their own country.

All across Europe the consequences of Western nations tolerating intolerant Muslims are manifest. It is cultural suicide to import masses of Muslim immigrants with hostile cultural norms. It is a fiction of the Left that Muslim immigrants will assimilate. To the contrary, the mass immigration of Muslims into Europe and America is HIJRAH – a form of population jihad that is endorsed, encouraged, and rewarded by Islamic sharia law. Sharia compliant protesters like Sarsour are advancing Islam in America in an effort to replace American democracy with religious sharia law. Her allegiance is to Allah and not to America – she is an enemy of the state.

Again I ask, Why hasn’t Linda Sarsour been arrested and charged with treason?

Immigration without assimilation is invasion. Americans have been duped by the left-wing liberals and the colluding mainstream media into believing that the worldwide refugee “crisis” is a humanitarian calamity. The only humanitarian calamity is the stunning willingness of the West to be duped, invaded, submit to Islam, and become dhimmis in their own countries.

How did America reach the point where an Islamist like Linda Sarsour can publicly address a Muslim group also seeking to conquer the West and openly call for jihad against the President of the United States without being arrested and charged with treason?

The answer is that for two generations Americans have been indoctrinated in left-wing liberal tenets of political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism brought to America courtesy of Tavistock Institute in a deliberate effort to destroy American democracy and American dominance in the world.

Since the end of WWII the globalist elite of the world have been colluding to internationalize the world and create an unimpeded global marketplace to enrich themselves and further their goal of imposing one-world government. Described unapologetically by aristocrat Lord Bertrand Russell sixty-five years ago in his 1952 book The Impact of Science on Society, one-world government is a binary socio-political system of elite rulers and an enslaved population who serve them. The United States emerged from WWII as the dominant military, political, and economic force in the world – invincible, impenetrable, and impregnable – and the single greatest obstacle to one-world government.

The destruction of America was impossible from the outside in – it would have to be accomplished from the inside out. Tavistock Institute was exported to the United States from England to accomplish psychologically what was impossible to accomplish militarily – the destruction of America from within. Islamists were exposed as having the same goal in papers found in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search:

“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”

Ex-president Barack Obama became a radical Leftist tutored in the value of community organizing by radical socialist Saul Alinsky. Obama entered the world stage as the face of globalism and an internationalized world. His disingenuous campaign of hope and change were code words for destroying American democracy and replacing it with socialism. Hillary Clinton, also a radical left-wing socialist follower of Saul Alinsky, was to be Obama’s third term.

The destruction was envisioned sequentially: Public indoctrination toward collectivism through education and mainstream media -> break down of established morality and cultural norms of behavior -> create social chaos -> impose martial law -> impose socialism -> internationalize police force -> impose one-world government.

Independence of any kind, particularly critical thinking skills, poses a threat to tyranny – the goal was complete passivity and dependence upon the government because a dependent population is easily manipulated. This explains Obama’s anti-American policies that crushed the economy, weakened the military, incentivized government assistance, and indoctrinated American children toward socialism. It also explains Hillary Clinton’s stunning remark that “we (Democratic Party) need an unaware and compliant population.”

The Obama Leftists and the Islamists joined forces to bring down America from within – and then came President Donald Trump who shocked the Left by beating Hillary in the presidential election. President Trump is an unapologetic American patriot who believes in American sovereignty, American exceptionalism, and making America great again. He is the existential threat and enemy of one-world government today just as America was the existential threat and enemy of one-world government after WWII.

The Islamists and radical Left have common cause to destroy American democracy. What both are too arrogant to understand is that the globalist elites who fund the Left consider both parties to be useful idiots whose sole purpose is to create overwhelming social chaos. The globalist elite have every intention of eliminating or enslaving both the Islamists and the Leftists as soon as the police force is internationalized. The globalist elites have no use for social chaos makers in their one-world government.

President Donald Trump is the only force standing between democracy and the return to a world of masters and slaves.

RELATED VIDEO: Linda Sarsour: The Enemy of the State.

Why the Swiss Health Care Model Will Never Work in America by Kevin D. Williamson

If you’re wondering what in Hell is actually going on with U.S. health-care policy, the short version is this: Policymakers in both parties are trying to replicate Swiss policies in a country that isn’t Swiss.

The Affordable Care Act was, as thinkers as different as Paul Krugman and Avik Roy both observed, an attempt to Swiss up the U.S. health-insurance and health-care markets. (Obligatory reiteration: Those are not the same thing.) The Swiss system, Santésuisse, achieves one big progressive goal — universal health-insurance coverage — while offering much to please conservatives: a private market for health insurance and health care, consumer choice, and relatively low government spending on health care.

Obamacare vs. Santésuisse

Santésuisse is, in its broadest strokes, a lot like the model established by the so-called Affordable Care Act — a model that is kept in large part by the Republicans’ “repeal-and-replace” proposal, which neither repeals nor replaces the Affordable Care Act, though it does make some substantial changes to it.

Like Obamacare, Santésuisse mandates that all citizens purchase insurance from private insurance companies; establishes by law a minimum package of acceptable benefits to satisfy that mandate; subsidizes health-insurance premiums for lower-income people, with a goal of keeping their insurance premiums to less than 10 percent of their incomes; mandates coverage of preexisting conditions and imposes “community rating,” which means that low-risk insurance buyers pay higher premiums to allow for high-risk buyers to pay lower premiums, though the Swiss do make some adjustments for age and sex (!); it imposes controls on procedure costs and reimbursement for providers.

The Swiss model also does a few things that ACA does not: It requires that insurance companies offer their minimal policies on a nonprofit basis; it is structured around relatively high out-of-pocket expenses (high copays and deductibles) in order to encourage consumers to spend soberly; and, perhaps most important, it does this in the context of a health-insurance market that is entirely individual: There are no employer-based health-insurance plans in Switzerland. Everybody buys his own health insurance, the same way people buy everything from tacos to mobile-phone service. Swiss regulations also mandate that prices be made public, which helps consumer markets to function.

The Cost of Health Care

In terms of government spending on health care, Switzerland isn’t terribly different from the United States. Indeed, with the exception of high-spending Norway, per-capita government spending on health care is pretty consistent across a selection of advanced countries with very different health-care systems: Switzerland, the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark all have similar per-capita outlays. Interestingly, none of those countries has a national single-payer system: Sweden and Denmark have largely public systems, but they are run mostly by local governments rather than by the national government.

Among countries with single-payer systems, there is a fair amount of variability in per-capita spending: Australia, for example, has lower government spending than does the United Kingdom.

In terms of total spending — government and private spending together — countries with quite different systems lead the pack: The United States spends the most, followed by Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, and Canada. (These are OCED statistics from 2014.) The lack of a robust relationship between health-care systems, health-care expenses, and health-care outcomes suggests that the most powerful determinants of these are exogenous to policy, things like national demographic characteristics and economic conditions: Older people with lots of disposable income will tend to spend more on medical services, the Swedes and Okinawans have been healthy and long-lived under a number of different health-care systems, etc.

Which is to say, one of the reasons the Swiss and the Americans spend relatively large sums on health care may be the structure of the insurance markets; it might simply be that they are rich countries in which consumers choose to consume more health care, which would explain why Sweden and Canada are in the club of relatively big spenders. And low medical spending is not necessarily a sign of health: They don’t spend very much on health care in Cameroon.

Cultural Differences Matter

As Avik Roy and others have pointed out, trying to build Swiss health-care architecture on American foundations is a project by no means guaranteed to succeed. Switzerland, for example, has enjoyed very strong compliance with its national health-insurance mandate. Part of that is cultural (the Swiss are rule-following people), and part of it is that Swiss government: If you fail to comply with the mandate, the Swiss government will garnishee your wages and charge you a penalty equivalent to the cost of the premiums plus up to 50 percent, and, if you persist, the government will sign you up for an insurance policy and allow the provider to sue you for back premiums covering the period during which you were uninsured.

The American version is a little less robust, to say the least: The ACA mandate is “enforced” with a very small penalty that in most cases is nowhere near as expensive as signing up for insurance. That is, the Swiss have a system under which compliance makes economic sense, and we have a system under which non-compliance makes economic sense.

The Affordable Care Act was designed in a dishonest way, front-loading the revenue and backing in the expenses in order to get a nice budget score from the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO rolled its institutional eyes at this, and its report suggested very strongly that its analysts did not believe a word of what they were writing, inasmuch as the most popular parts of ACA were likely to be enforced while the unpopular bits — like the “Cadillac tax” — would be put off or softened, resulting in a program that in reality cost much more and produced less revenue than it did in the model version that CBO scored.

Sure enough, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders both campaigned against the Cadillac tax (it hits their union foot soldiers first and hardest) while the House and Senate Republican plans would keep in, in theory, but put off collecting it until 2025 — at which point the smart money would be on its being put off again.

If you want a Swiss health-care system, then you have to be willing to accept ruthlessly efficient Swiss enforcement and an unsentimental Swiss bottom-line view of the program. Neither party is interested in that: The new Republican health-care plan would formally do away with the individual mandate while keeping a form of the preexisting-coverage rule, which is, the protestations of the bill’s drafters notwithstanding, probably going to be unworkable.

As long as you have a mandate that insurance companies cover preexisting conditions (i.e., that they place bets against events that already have happened) then you really have to have the mandate that people buy insurance, too; otherwise you create incentives to forgo buying insurance until you are actually sick, creating insurance markets composed mostly of sick people, a model that is not economically sustainable. If you want to cover preexisting conditions, then you have to have a mandate and enforce it strongly — Switzerland’s compliance rate is about 99.5 percent.

For comparison, the United States mandates that drivers carry automotive insurance, and about one in five drivers fails to comply with that mandate. And while the enforcement is tougher, the subsidies are less generous. Two-thirds of the Swiss receive no health-insurance subsidies at all, and the subsidies that are received tend to be relatively small except for the very poor.

But what is most critical may be that the Swiss model is free of one big problem that most Americans do not see as a problem at all: employer-based health-insurance programs. The Swiss market is an individual market, but most insured Americans get their insurance from their employers. Doing away with that would provide real benefits, but it would also bring a great deal of stress to risk-averse Americans who are, in large part, satisfied with their employer-based insurance plans. A Swiss system in the United States might — might — be a good idea, or at least better than the status quo ante of 2009.

A Swiss system with no real enforcement, sloppy economic thinking, and no dynamic, consumer-driven insurance market? A Swiss system that replaces Swiss efficiency with American sentimentality? It didn’t work when it was called Obamacare. It won’t work when it’s called Trumpcare or Ryancare or McConnellcare, either.

Reprinted from National Review. 

Kevin D. Williamson

Kevin D. Williamson

Kevin D. Williamson is roving correspondent for National Review.

July 4th: Dreams From Our Forefathers

The birth of a country like the birth of a child is a wondrous thing. Some births are easy and some are fraught with complications but all are accompanied by the hopes and dreams of the parents.

The preamble to the United States Constitution declares the purposes, principles, and hopes for the future of the United States of America from our forefathers. It tells us what our forefathers dreamed for America:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Like many children who grow up determined to parent differently than their own parents, our forefathers were determined to created a ”more perfect union.” They intended to create a secure nation based on equality, justice, and upward mobility very different from the infrastructure of England’s monarchy. Our forefathers’ purpose was clear – to create a democratic society of the people, not a monarchy of the aristocracy.

Historical context is extremely important when examining social policy. Our forefathers fought for their independence from England 241 years ago when slavery was an immoral fact of life worldwide. Slavery did not exist in early hunter-gatherer societies because there was no need for a work force – families and tribes divided the work of hunting, gathering, and caring for the children among themselves. As societies grew and agrarian societies developed into trade societies the need for workers was created and the slave trade began.

A slave is defined as “a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.” Every ancient civilization had a slave trade. It was an evil and immoral element of social organization from its inception. Slaves were often the spoils of war. Conquering tribes or nations enslaved the defeated population and used the men for labor and the women for pleasure. The idea of owning another human being is anathema in contemporary Western society yet the slave trade continues to exist.

Slavery has many faces – it is not only a matter of race. In America, we focus on the black community and their history of enslavement. Blacks in America waited almost 100 years until January 1, 1863 when President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation declaring that all people held in slavery in the rebel states were free and that freed slaves were welcome to serve in the US army and navy. 100 years after that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were signed by President Lyndon Johnson and our forefathers’ principles of justice and equality under the law came closer to achievement.

Women were enslaved in most societies around the world including America until the 20th century when women’s suffrage finally secured their voting rights. Until then women and children were the property of their husbands – they were chattel without any individual rights or protections. Women did not receive the right to vote and acquire property in America until 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified – women waited 144 years after the declaration of independence to be free. American democracy moved slowly but steadily forward toward a more perfect Union of freedom and equality for all American citizens until now.

Islamic countries and communities governed by sharia law continue to openly and unapologetically endorse human slavery. Sex slavery, child marriage, forced marriage, wives and children property of their husbands and fathers, and enslavement of infidels are all government sanctioned forms of human slavery practiced unapologetically in Islamic countries and communities. Saudi Arabia boasts that women have the right to vote. In fact, the meaningless elections for municipal councils in 2015 were the first elections in which Saudi women were permitted to vote, allowed to run for office, or be elected as politicians. Municipal councils have little power or authority in Saudi Arabia which is an absolute monarchy.

The Declaration of Independence shattered the yolk of English monarchical power and established American democracy in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act, the Voters Rights Act, and Women’s Suffrage shattered the yolk of slavery and emancipated women and blacks in the United States. All the freedoms fought for and won by courageous Americans pursuing the dreams from our forefathers to create a more perfect Union are being threatened today by the “resistance” movement of the radical left-wing Democratic Party. WHY?

The first question that must be answered is,

“Why are the progressive Left leaders of the Democratic party ignoring the slavery and savagery codified in Islamic sharia law?”

Answer: Obama and his ongoing “resistance” movement of left-wing liberals in the Democratic Party are colluding with the media mogul globalists to foment social chaos in a deceitful effort to overthrow the duly elected government of President Donald Trump, destroy American democracy, and replace it with socialism. The useful idiots who participate in the “resistance” have not realized that socialism is yet another form of slavery. When there is no private property the government owns the fruits of your labor which means you are enslaved by the government.

Ayn Rand explained the concept this way:

“When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as “human rights” versus “property rights.” No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the “right” to “redistribute” the wealth produced by others is claiming the “right” to treat human beings as chattel.”

This brings us to the second question that must be answered is,

“Why is the Left so eager to allow illegals into the United States with open border policies and to protect illegal felons in sanctuary cities?”

The answer is always the same: to create divisiveness and social chaos.

This brings us to the third and final question that must be answered is,

“Why would the Leftist leaders seek to foment divisiveness and social chaos?”

Answer: The Islamists and their savagery, barbarity, and enslavement are useful idiots who are being deliberately imported into America by Leftist leaders to create overwhelming social chaos. Obama’s open-border policy is not a humanitarian effort it is the sinister strategy of a radical socialist who knows that social chaos is the requirement for seismic social change. Martial law (complete government control) will be imposed to restore order and then socialism (institutionalized complete government control) will follow.

Social chaos is the necessary condition for the imposition of socialism. Socialism is the necessary condition for the imposition of one-world government. One-world government is the new world order that the globalist elite intend to rule – it is a binary socio-political system of masters and slaves. One-world government is the goal and the underlying motive of the campaign to destroy America from within. American democracy is the single greatest existential threat to one-world government and President Donald Trump is its leader. If the globalist elite are successful in overthrowing the government of President Donald Trump then the dreams of our forefathers for American democracy and a more perfect Union will be dead after 241 years. The world will be returned to the dystopian existence of masters and slaves and the greatest experiment in human freedom will end.

The Press Is Free No More

Few institutions are more instrumental to the protections of our liberties than a free and unencumbered press.

To this end, John Adams said liberty of the press is “essential to the security of the state.” And Thomas Jefferson, at times a bitter enemy of Adams, nevertheless agreed on this point: “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press. . .”

So important is the press to the continued wellbeing and independence of the nation that the guarantee of its freedom was etched in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Clearly, the Framers demanded that government not own the nation’s deliverers of news and political opinion.

But what if the press chooses to become subservient to the ideologies of its members instead of being forced to be subservient to the shackles of kings, is it any freer then?

On September 11, 2012, a group of terrorists attacked the American mission in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed. The Obama Administration immediately blamed the attack on a mob riled up by a ridiculous video created in the United States by one Makoula Basseley Nakoula. Nakoula was promptly arrested and would not be released until August 2013. The consensus quickly became that Nakoula’s video had no connection to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, but he had been placed behind bars nevertheless and stayed there.

Where was the uproar at CNN?

When viewed objectively, the story-line was ripe with possible corruption, governmental intimidation, negligence, coercion, and deceit.  Yet there was no outrage, no scrupulous journalistic investigation to find the truth. As a matter of fact, the media instead mocked Congress for conducting its own investigation into the matter, calling it political theater.

On October 16, 2012, when Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in a live televised presidential debate, attempted to take then President Barrack Obama to task for not having immediately called the attack on Benghazi the work of terrorists, CNN’s Candy Crowley amazingly and wrongly corrected him. . . during the debate! Crowley was never fired for this unprofessional and unethical injection into a moderated debate between two presidential candidates. In fact, in a piece published on October 20, CNN was still defending her actions.

Press parochialism on violence

In June 2017, New York’s Public Theater in the Park presented its latest rendition of Julius Caesar, this time employing a Trumpesque actor as Caesar. As the play comes to an end, the audience is treated to a mock, hemorrhagic assassination of Caesar (Trump), making the parallels to the murder of the sitting president unmistakable. Trump supporters and many who honor the integrity of the Office of the Presidency immediately cried foul, repulsed by the audacity of the production.

On June 12, 2017, CNN’s Kate Maltby dismissed the objections to the play, claiming the hysteria from conservatives was largely driven by “Fox News . . . in order to pressure corporate donors.” She then said the concerns that this gross, simulated attack on the President of the United States would incite violence was, “a lie circulated by the President’s allies,” and warned that these falsities would have the effect of “chilling artistic expression.” She called the whole affair “a dark moment for American freedom of expression.”

Fast forward to July 2, 2017. President Trump tweets a segment of video depicting Trump beating up on a person whose head had been substituted with the CNN logo suggesting that President Trump was beating up on CNN.

There was no blood.

There was no death.

There was no dismemberment.

There were no weapons.

Yet CNN’s response was immediate and stratospheric.  It decried the video as an assault on the press. It claimed that the meme would encourage violence upon reporters (whereas, somehow, the visual depiction of President Trump being stabbed to death would not!).

So rabid was CNN’s reaction that it assigned its IT crew to find the identity of the private citizen who had created the meme, even though the creator had no association or ties to President Trump and the meme was available to anyone wishing to post it on social media, not just President Trump.

Unbelievably, CNN then went on to release a statement exalting its benevolence at not disclosing the identity of the meme’s creator because he had demonstrated remorse to the Omnipotent News Network.  (To add insult to injury, there are now suggestions that CNN may have bullied the wrong person!)

CNN’s partisanship is obvious

The pattern here is as recognizable as it is simple. CNN will take the position that most favors those on the left while ridiculing, mocking, and even persecuting those daring to aim their daggers at the network or even at its logo.

So, although CNN and media outlets like it who share the left’s hateful and repressive liberal slant are not beholden to the government (as far as we know) their reporting pattern and the disparate zeal with which they pursue certain stories leads us to the inescapable conclusion that it has fallen prey to another master; its own partisan ideology.

Referring to journalists, John Quincy Adams once wrote, “They are a sort of assassins who sit with loaded blunderbusses at the corner of streets and fire them off for hire or for sport at any passenger they select.”

You’d think he was watching CNN! And CNN is merely a  synonymous stand-in for all of the mainstream media.

Our nation, rightfully, provided certain legal protections to the press with the aim of frustrating any control by an oppressive police state. Its abilities to check government were based on the continued presence of a robust diversity of thought and interests among its various members.

Today, however, that diversity is largely theoretical, leaving We The People basking in a sea of misinformation, preferential treatment, and worse yet, outright lies.

So, before CNN and all its co-conspirators celebrate Caesar’s death by running to the common pulpits and declaring, “Tyranny is dead!” let us remind ourselves of the new masters to which these miserable servants bow and ascertain that it is not We The People who are being served.

For us, the absence of truth in a sea of darkness is just as miserable as shackles in the light of day.

RELATED VIDEO: D’Souza reveals why POTUS is winning the culture war

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Revolutionary Act.

Revelations about ‘fake doctor’ involved in NY City mass shooting

Diversity is beautiful alert!

I thought I was done this morning, until three separate readers sent me Ann Coulter’s jaw-dropping report on the New York Times shameful miss reporting (and that is putting it kindly!) on the NYC hospital shooting last week.

This needs mentioning because it is the same concept we see over and over again about the media’s treatment of refugee criminals and terrorists—mainstream media rarely mentions the ‘R’ word and one is left guessing (by his name) where the perp is from and how he got here. And, we have noted repeatedly that refugees often have grandiose expectations of streets paved with gold in America.

(Still unreported, I think, is through which legal or illegal means Obotetukudo got in to the US.)

From Townhall:

Last Friday, Nigerian immigrant Henry Williams Obotetukudo, aka Henry Bello, opened fire with an AM-15 rifle at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, killing one [female] doctor and injuring a half-dozen others. I would prefer to leap right in and offer my ideas for stopping these immigrant shooting rampages, but first I’ll have to tell you the facts the media won’t.

Henry Williams Obotetukudo

The New York Times, still unaware there’s an internet, is trying to pass off the Nigerian as a Californian, the non-doctor as a doctor, and Mr. Obotetukudo as “Dr. Bello.”

[….]

Close observers will notice the same basic pattern over and over again. Immigrants from backward cultures develop extravagant expectations about their lives in America, fail to master the most rudimentary civic habits, and then erupt in shooting rampages when their lives aren’t turning out as planned.

[….]

Liberals have a mystical idea that we can pluck people from the most discordant cultures, put them in middle-class houses in the suburbs and then, magically, primitive tribesmen will be imbued with the core beliefs of our republic and civilization, developed over centuries.

The magical melting pot fails again!

Much more here, I only gave you the bare bones so you will read the rest of it.

Afterthought: You could tell Donald Trump he could require immigration status be released in all news reports on crime/terror cases.  Would go a long way to identify where problems are with our immigration system.

George Soros Behind Funding of Trump Travel Ban Protests

Once again, peel back the layers of a leftist-inspired backlash against President Donald Trump — and it’s George Soros you’ll see.

The group behind a New York City protest against Trump’s travel ban is funded by none other than Soros. Which group? The New York Immigration Coalition, Breitbart found.

The protest gathered about 200 anti-Trumpers in Union Square in New York City.

Breitbart has more:

The well-orchestrated protest drew about 200 anti-Trump activists like Sharia Linda Sarsour, along with social justice advocate Letitia James, as NY1 reported. Protesters held glossy signs, reading “No ban, no walls, no raids,” demanding an open borders approach to national security issues.

Many local media reports did not question the organized nature of the action, nor its primary funders.

For example, Policy Director of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School Andrew Scherer, who has also worked closely with Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Another funder of the New York Immigration Coalition is Kay Murray, a New York City lawyer who has also deep ties to the Soros organization.

Trump’s travel ban was partially reinstated for 90 days while the Supreme Court awaits a final ruling on the executive order, which shuts down refugee resettlement and travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The travel ban was previously shot down by lower courts, with judges using Trump’s campaign trail statements to block the measure.

The travel ban was billed by leftists and lower courts as a ban on Muslims, based on Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail.

But that characterization has little to do with the actual text of the order, which simply states that those from six different nations — all of which are tied to terror — cannot enter the United States for a period of 90 days, unless they meet certain exemptions tied to family reasons. Similarly, refugees are banned from coming into the United States, for a period of 120 days.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.