What do David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind have in common?

Answer: The word Bullshit!

You will see David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind wearing a button with the phrase “We call BS.” BS stands for bullshit. BS is a profane idiom which means “nonsense.” Profanity and nonsense have become the symbols of the anti-gun movement. Profanity and nonsense are the mantra of what drives those who want to disarm law abiding citizens and repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the name of saving children from violence.

There is actually a class at the University of Washington titled “Calling Bullshit.” The syllabus for the course reads:

The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Higher education rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. Advertisers wink conspiratorially and invite us to join them in seeing through all the bullshit — and take advantage of our lowered guard to bombard us with bullshit of the second order. The majority of administrative activity, whether in private business or the public sphere, seems to be little more than a sophisticated exercise in the combinatorial reassembly of bullshit.

We’re sick of it. It’s time to do something, and as educators, one constructive thing we know how to do is to teach people. So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument.

The University of Washington Calling Bullshit course defines bullshit as:

Bullshit involves language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence.

Calling bullshit is a performative utterance, a speech act in which one publicly repudiates something objectionable. The scope of targets is broader than bullshit alone. You can call bullshit on bullshit, but you can also call bullshit on lies, treachery, trickery, or injustice.

What David, Emma and Alex also have in common is “a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence.” It is critical to “call bullshit on lies, treachery, trickery, or injustice.”

What is the truth?

The truth is no member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has ever been involved in a mass shooting of students. The truth is that gun control has racist roots and the NRA has fought to give minorities and women the right to keep and bear arms. The truth is that the world’s greatest mass murders (genocides) began with gun control. The truth is that gun control is immoral.

What is the truth is that according to the most recent data from Federal Bureau of Investigations 75.8% of all aggravated assaults are committed using clubs, blunt instruments, fists, feet, hands and knives.

What is the truth is that Nikolas Cruz would never have passed a National Background check. The truth is that the Broward County School Board, Broward County Sheriff, the FBI and students at Marjory Douglass High School are all culpable and possibly responsible for what happened on February 14th, 2018.

The truth is that the one thing mass shooters have in common is that they come from a broken family.

Bullshitting the Bullshitter

David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind are all bullshitters, led by bullshitters trying to bullshit the people that gun control is the answer to stopping violence.

We don’t need to harden our public schools. We need to harden our families. We need to teach our children how to safely use a gun to protect themselves from violence. Gun ownership is a choice. One not choosing to own a firearm is their choice. Their choice cannot infringe on the rest of Americans right to keep and bear arms as clearly outlined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Before being elected President, while serving in Congress, James Garfield stated at the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1876:

“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature … If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

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Contrast Between Pence Family Wisdom And Left Ugliness Is Stark

Marine Lieutenant Mike Pence, Jr. with wife Sarah.

The Pence family is an amazing portrait of wisdom and grace under unrelenting, ugly attacks by leftist activists.

Vice President Mike Pence has been assailed repeatedly for his traditional Christian faith, from believing in God’s involvement in people’s lives to not accepting homosexuality as an equivalent lifestyle worthy of extra protections that heterosexuals do not enjoy. He’s been attacked for the private wedding of his Marine son in October being held at a public park in Indiana and inconveniencing people. Even his high moral standard of not being alone with a woman to prevent temptation to sexual infidelity or even give the appearance of it was roundly mocked — until the #MeToo movement erupted. Then that mockery fell silent.

Through all this hideous behavior by leftists and Democrats, Pence and his family have remained cheerful, loving and wise. And it shows in their children.

Because now comes Charlotte Pence, his daughter, who is proving to be a chip off the ol’ block.

Charlotte wrote a non-political children’s story about the family bunny titled “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President.” She is donating the proceeds to charities fighting human trafficking and supporting art therapy. It’s just a fun children’s story and was illustrated by her mother, Karen Pence, who it turns out is quite a gifted artist.

But Pence disdain on the left, driven by the gay militant machine that brooks no opposition, could not allow his daughter to just write a lovely, non-political children’s book.

John Oliver, one of several late-night-style talkers who have transformed their platforms into Democrat attack dog kennels, is mocking Charlotte’s book and vilifying her father personally at the same time. So, you know, all class.

Oliver released a copycat book called A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo that makes a pair of rabbits gay as the main characters and, naturally, rants against Pence hating gay people (he doesn’t, by the way). Mocking, virtue signalling, ranting, attacking. The left just doesn’t have much else right now. Even this book. It is ironic, in that rabbits are best known for their reproductive acumen and two males ain’t reproducing anything — except snarkiness.

Oliver’s fans thought he had gone too far however and…haha, I’m joking! No, they went even further. Just applauding the snarker for attacking a politician’s child’s innocent children’s book was not enough. Nor could they just buy his book. No, his fans followed in troll fashion and spammed Charlotte’s Amazon page with one-star reviews. Because, well, that’s the sort of thing that rotten people do.

Fortunately, Charlotte is long acquainted with the hate emanating from the left for people who disagree with them. It is brutal, personal and ugly. (I know this personally.) She handled it all with the kind of grace the troll leaders like Oliver and his minions truly cannot imagine.

She thought his book was great and she lauded him for sending the money to charities, just as she is doing. “I’m fine with it!”

She comes by this affable, generous attitude because of how she was raised.

Charlotte once relayed her dad’s advice to her when protesters (it’s just what liberals do) would be outside their residence chanting things about her dad she knew to be untrue.

Mike Pence simply and beautifully told his daughter: “Charlotte, that’s what freedom looks like.”

As ugly and hurtful as the protest lies were, she realized that protests being allowed against a powerful man meant we still have a great and free country, filled with individual liberties.

The Pences are quite a compare and contrast moment with what else is going on.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Revolutionary Act. Join The Revolutionary Act’s YouTube Channel

Anchor-rage in Alaska: Locals Take Aim at Bathroom Policy

Imagine your daughter walking in from swim practice to find a half-naked man in her locker room. Parents in Washington State don’t have to imagine. They experienced it.

When staff members confronted the man, he resisted, saying the law had been changed and he “had the right to use the locker room of his choice.” That’s just one of the traumatic stories playing out in states across America. In Anchorage, Alaska, the locals are open-minded. But not so open-minded that they think their privacy should be threatened. Unfortunately for them, city leaders didn’t care about their safety, forcing through a radical gender-free policy without ever asking.

Now, months later, the residents are fighting back. And next week, they’ll finally get the say they’ve been asking for in a mail-in proposition to roll back the devastating policy. For most of Anchorage, this is déjà vu. After all, they’d already rejected a liberal ordinance like this in 2012 — by 58 percent! Despite that, the mayor pressed on, adding the measure on sexual orientation/gender identity to the city guidelines in 2015.

So far, that decision has had a devastating effect. At a downtown homeless shelter, a man who goes by the name Samantha tried to enter the Hope Center, where the women sleep on the floor, inches apart. Two times, the shelter, a faith-based operation, turned him away. “Many of the women who the Hope Center shelters have escaped the horrendous conditions of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. It would be wholly irresponsible and potentially dangerous for Hope Center to house biological males in its shelter overnight with the population of abused and battered women who stay at the shelter,” staffers said.

Angry, “Samantha” filed a complaint with the city’s Equal Rights Commission, determined to shut the battered women’s shelter down. Monica Burke, writing for the Daily Signal, was appalled. “Finding accommodations for transgender individuals need not come at the cost of bodily privacy and safety for people across the board, especially that of women. Broad ‘equal access’ policies such as this one put the most vulnerable citizens at risk.” In a few days, Anchorage has an opportunity to make things right.

Not everyone is so lucky. In Colorado, legislators are having trouble even passing a weak compromise on religious freedom called the “Live and Let Live” bill. Any attempt to protect conservatives’ conscience is smeared as “mean-spirited” or “outright discriminatory.” (Nevermind that the same state is before the Supreme Court for being, as Justice Anthony Kennedy put it, “neither tolerant nor respectful” of Christians’ beliefs.)

Thanks to Obergefell, legislatures everywhere are having to deal with the fallout of the redefinition of marriage. Like abortion, which is as fiercely controversial today as it was 45 years ago, the court’s ruling didn’t settle anything. They can make same-sex marriage legal. They can even take away our freedom. But they can never make it right.


Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.


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How To Find Out How Much Personal Data Facebook Has On You

1. Log into your Facebook account

In the right-hand corner of your News Feed, there should be an arrow that displays a dropdown menu.

From there, click on ‘Settings’ and click on ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data’ at the bottom of the screen.

That will take you to a new page, where you can click on ‘Start My Archive’ to get a copy of what you’ve shared on the site, as well as any personal data that’s been collected.

Facebook may ask for your email and password is to notify you when the archive is ready to be downloaded. It could take some time depending on how long you have been on Facebook and how much data you have. It could take up to 10 minutes or more if you have been active on Facebook for years.

2. Change your Facebook tracking settings

Facebook has given users of its social network the option to opt out of ad tracking via the site.

First, log in to Facebook, go to Settings, then click on ‘Ads’ in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.

Under Ad Settings, click on the button that says ‘Ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies.’

Then scroll down to the bottom and select ‘No.’

Facebook says that if you select that option, it means that you’ll still see ads, but ‘they won’t be as relevant to you.’

Additionally, you may still see ads related to your age, gender or location.

3. Change the settings on your smartphone or tablet to limit targetted advertisements

If you own an iPhone or iPad, the steps to block targeted adverts are relatively simple.

Go to Settings, tap Privacy and then scroll down to click on Advertising.

From there, swipe the ‘Limit Ad Tracking’ button.

If you choose to leave the ‘Limit Ad Tracking’ feature off, that means that advertisers can track your browsing behavior by assigning your device a unique ID number, or a Identifier For Advertising.

In turn, it will be harder for ad technology companies to track your browsing behavior.

If you own an Android phone or tablet, the process is very similar.

Open up Settings, navigate to Accounts and Sync, select Google, then Ads and finally, select ‘Opt Out of Interest Based Ads.’

4. Change your browser settings

If you’re browsing the internet on Google Chrome, go to ‘Settings’ in the right-hand dropdown menu.

From there, click on ‘Show advanced settings,’ then select Privacy.

Finally, click on ‘Send a do not track request with your browsing traffic.’

A popup on Chrome further explains what this means: ‘Enabling Do Not Track means that a request will be included with your browsing traffic.

‘Any effect depends on whether a website responds to the request, and how the request is interpreted.’

‘For example, some websites may respond to this request by showing you ads that aren’t based on other websites you’ve visited.’

‘Many websites will still collect and use your browsing data– for example, to improve security, to provide content, services, ads, and recommendations on their websites, and to generate reporting statistics.’

What this means is that not all websites necessarily have to honor ‘Do Not Track’ requests.

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Mandatory Social Issues Literacy Quiz for Millennials

Are you an outraged millennial? Are you outraged about the right things? Are you expressing your unique and personal convictions according to acceptable protocol?

This quiz will help you discover if you’re qualified to speak out on public policy or if you’re in need of the free reeducation resources and free meals made possible through public education.

Ready? Let’s go!

If airplanes and box cutters are used to commit mass murder, independent thinkers like you will blame __.

a) George W Bush (he was the worst president we’ve ever had before Trump)
b) America
c) Islamophobia
d) Jihadists

If bombs are detonated at a Boston Marathon, sensitive and passionate people like you will blame __.

a) Department stores that flaunt their wealth in the face of vulnerable Chechen immigrants
b) Competitive sporting events that distinguish between “winners” and “losers”
c) Prager University
d) Jihadists

If a truck is used to run over people at a Christmas event in Germany, thoughtful and reflective young people like you will blame __.

a) Offensive displays of Christian themed holidays
b) Trucks
c) Europeans who want to protect their borders
d) Jihadists

If a firearm is used in a mass murder event, young, articulate, far-seeing social justice warriors like you will blame __.

a) Guns
b) Firearms
c) Assault rifles with black things on them
d) The guiltless party who was driven by the NRA to commit acts of senseless murder

How did you do? Did you answer either ab, or c to all of the above questions? Great! That means you’re thinking laudable, appropriate, and correct thoughts. You think for yourself, and you won’t rest until you demand that somebody else do something to make you feel good. Treat yourself to a well deserved Tide pod.

Wait a minute, did you answer d to any of the above questions? Then you’re not thinking for yourself like everybody else, and you need reeducation to help you independently arrive at acceptable opinions. Report yourself immediately to the nearest Karl Marx Treatment Center.

If you’re not sure you have the courage to admit yourself, don’t worry, your public school principal will. Your principal cares, and that’s why you can’t spell principal without pal. It may be a little scary at first, but in the end you’ll be a better, well adjusted, free thinking progressive like all your correct thinking peers.

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Students’ Plan for Pro-Life Walkout Challenges Apparent Double Standard

Students at a California high school plan to respond to the national movement of school walkouts to push for new gun controls with a pro-life walkout of their own.

They decided to do so after one of their teachers was placed on leave for questioning whether some protests were treated more favorably than others.

Using the hashtag #life, organizer Brandon Gillespie, a student at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento, said he wants to help spread the pro-life message and question the easy availability of abortion by organizing a walkout April 11 at 10 a.m.

Gillespie said he wants “to honor all the lives of aborted babies, pretty much—all the millions of aborted babies every year.”

Gillespie said his history teacher, Julianne Benzel, inspired him to organize the event after she was placed on paid administrative leave for questioning, after a national gun-control student walkout March 14, whether Rocklin High also would allow a pro-life walkout by students.

Students and adults organized the nationwide walkouts a month after the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which a 19-year-old with a rifle killed 17 and wounded 17 others.

“If schools, not only just our school and our administration, but across the country, are going to allow one group of students to get up during class and walk out to protest one issue, would they still give the same courtesy to another group of students who wanted to protest … abortion?” Benzel said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

While the teacher questioned the potential double standard, she did not  discourage students from participating in the national gun-control walkout.

“We had a dialogue in class about [the walkouts] … and [then] I received the call. So, I am aghast,” Benzel said, according to the CBS affiliate in Sacramento, adding:

I just kind of used the example … I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time—a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion. Would that be allowed by our administration?

Benzel said she didn’t receive any backlash from her students.

“All my students totally understood that there could not be a double standard,” she said.

Rocklin High’s principal has met with Gillespie to discuss the pro-life walkout, which will occur on school grounds.

“I would like to see if there really is a double standard, and what will come of that,” he said.

Nick Wade, who participated in the gun-control walkout and is a student of Benzel’s, said he also wants to know if there will be a double standard.

“I feel like if we were to go to school and say something like, ‘I want to walk out, maybe for abortion rights,’ then you know they probably wouldn’t let us, because that’s more of a conservative push. But someone wants to say, ‘Let’s walk out for gun control,’ then the school’s going to go with it, because it’s more of a popular view,” Wade said.

Benzel said that she hopes the walkouts will prompt a bigger conversation, about not only gun rights in the Second Amendment, but free speech rights in the First Amendment, too.

“If you’re going to allow students to walk up and get out of class without penalty, then you have to allow any group of students that wants to protest,” she said.

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Is California Governor Jerry Brown Mentally Ill?

Leftists are relentlessly selling their bogus narrative that Trump is insane. Here are samples of Leftists’ headlines: “Lawmakers Met With Psychiatrist About Trump’s Mental Health,” “President Trump’s Mental State An ‘Enormous Present Danger,'” “The Awkward Debate Around Trump’s Mental Fitness,” “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists Assess”.

So what has Trump done to convince Leftists that he must be crazy? Unlike Republicans, Trump fearlessly confronts fake news media; calling them out when they lie. Unlike Obama’s punish-evil-America-first presidency, Trump has America’s best interest at heart. Unlike Leftists seeking to dissolve our borders, Trump plans to build a wall to protect our people and our economy. Insanely, Leftists cheered when Obama allowed Ebola into America, claiming it was racist and unfair for Americans not to be subjected to the disease. Unlike Obama, Hillary, Democrats and fake news media’s war on Christianity (forcing a 100-year-old order of Catholic nuns to fund contraception and forcing Christian businesses to service homosexual weddings), Trump vows to defend religious liberty.

So I guess according to Leftists’ perverse way of thinking, Trump must be crazy; along with the 63 million Americans who voted for him.

Meanwhile, Leftists are ignoring glaring reasons to question the sanity of California’s governor Jerry Brown. The entire country is talking about the collapse of California due to decades of insane liberal policies. And what is Governor Brown’s response? He implemented hundreds more destructive liberal rules, regulations and giveaways to illegals. An article listing the top 10 stupidest new California laws includes “Single-User Restrooms” — “Controlling Cow Flatulence” — “Legalizing Child Prostitution” and “Felons Voting”. 

Governor Brown signed a new law making California a Sanctuary State, doubling down on his bizarre quest to undermine American citizens. In essence, Gov Brown gave federal law, Trump and legal California residents his middle finger. Numerous California families have suffered devastating losses of family members killed by illegals with long felony records who have been deported several times and welcomed back with open arms by Gov Brown. One mom whose son was killed by an illegal with two DUIs and two felonies said Gov Brown should be arrested for treason. Isn’t it reasonable to question Gov Brown’s sanity?

Liberal governing has transformed beautiful California into the poverty capitol of America with the worst quality of life. Crazy taxes, crazy high cost of living and crazy overreaching regulations have crushed the middle class, forcing the middle class to exit the golden state. All that is left in California are illegals feeding on the breast of the state, rapidly growing massive homeless tent cities and the mega-rich. Would a sane governor take pride in causing this to happen to his state?

Headline: “San Francisco Is A Literal S***hole, Public Defecation Map Reveals.” Can you imagine homeless people pooping on the streets being so pervasive that an interactive map was created to help citizens avoid the piles of poop? Human feces carries infectious diseases. What kind of irrational logic deems posing such health risks to constituents an act of compassion? Is Governor Brown crazy?

Insanely, three fourths of California taxpayers’ dollars, more than $30 billion is spent on illegal aliens. Meanwhile, despite the highest taxes in the nation, California is $1.3 trillion in debt — unemployment is at a staggering 11%. California’s wacko giveaways to illegals includes in-state tuition, amounting to $25 million of financial aid. Nearly a million illegals have California driver’s licenses. LA county has 144% more registered voters than there are residents of legal voting age. Clearly, illegals are illegally voting

Get this, folks: Americans are spending almost a billion dollars a year on auto insurance for illegals. Gov Brown is gifting illegals billions in welfare and housing while his constituents cannot find a place to live.

Ten years ago, a buddy of mine excitedly moved his family from Maryland to California to accept the highest paying job of his career. Despite his lucrative salary, he was forced to move back east due to the outrageous high cost of living. My buddy said if he were an illegal, practically everything would be free. His story inspired me to write and record a Beach Boys style song titled, “Can’t afford The Sunshine“. 

Once again I ask you folks, would a rational governor do what Brown is doing to his constituents? Is Governor Jerry Brown mentally ill?

The Goal is to ‘Make Abortion Unthinkable’

Abby Johnson

I attended the Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center gala dinner on March 22nd, 2018. The featured speaker was Abby Johnson. Abby is the mother of seven children, one of which was adopted. She is a born again Christian. Abby is the author of two books. Her books are The Walls Are Talking and unPlanned.

For eight years she was the director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic. Abby writes on her website:

I started working at Planned Parenthood because I believed I was genuinely helping women make the best choices for their lives. I didn’t grow up believing that abortion was a good choice for women, but since it was legal, I thought it must be okay. I thought it would certainly be better for a woman to have a legal abortion rather than an illegal abortion. I thought that Planned Parenthood really believed in reducing the amount of unintended pregnancies; and therefore reducing the amount of abortions. I thought I was doing the right thing. I defended what I was doing. I believed in what I was doing. I was a true advocate of “choice.” I argued with the people on the other side of the fence. I would argue abortion rights with anyone who would listen. I was rising up the Planned Parenthood corporate ladder. I was the Planned Parenthood 2008 “Employee of the Year.” This was my life. I loved my job. I loved the patients we served.

Then Abby’s life changed, she was transformed.

On September 26, 2009 Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She stood by and watched in horror as a 13 week baby boy fought, and ultimately lost, his life at the hand of an abortionist. It was at that moment, as she stood there in silence and did nothing to save that baby boy, that she changed her life by becoming pro-life.

During her very personal testimony Abby struck me with the following statement about the ultimate goal of the pro-life movement:

The goal is not to make abortion illegal. That is a short term goal. The true goal is the make abortion unthinkable.

Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 300 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children.

Abby was an inspiration. But more importantly she is a mother who loves life.

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Internet Insecurity

How did we get along before the Internet?

Young people today cannot imagine living in a world without electronic devices – a time before fast-paced computers, laptops, and smart phones provided instant connectivity. Their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents cannot imagine living in a world without automobiles, airplanes, and television – a time of slow-paced letter writing, waiting, and sailing boats. People live in the cultural, physical, and political historical context of their lives.

Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (1905-1982) sailed the month-long journey that brought her from Russia to the United States in 1926.

Ayn Rand rejected the tyranny of collectivist Communist Russia that she was born into and spent a lifetime warning the free world about collectivism and its deceitful motto “for the public good.” Her works of fiction and non-fiction argued passionately for the rights of individuals over the collective. Her philosophy of life championed reason, democracy, and laissez-faire capitalism.

Architect Howard Roark in The Fountainhead (1943) and industrialist Hank Reardon in Atlas Shrugged (1957) are brilliant men whose characters are developed in defense of personal liberty, individual freedom, and ownership of one’s intellectual work and personal property. Ayn Rand’s novels illustrate her philosophy of Objectivism which asserts:

  1. Reality exists as an objective absolute – facts are facts, independent of man’s feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.
  2. Reason (the faculty which identifies and integrates the material provided by man’s senses) is man’s only means of perceiving reality, his only source of knowledge, his only guide to action, and his basic means of survival.
  3. Man – every man – is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.
  4. The ideal political-economic system is laissez-faire capitalism. It is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit. It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. The government acts only as policeman that protects man’s rights; it uses physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use, such as criminals or foreign invaders. In a system of full capitalism, there should be (but, historically has not yet been) a complete separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of church and state.

Ayn Rand’s 20th century heroes are strong, rational, independent men of courage whose creativity provide the engines that run society. Roark and Reardon stand in sharp contrast to the corrupt looting government officials and politicians who want to steal their individual creative work “for the public good.” In Ayn Rand’s world view it is the individual against the grasping collective. Ayn Rand never imagined a strong, rational, independent, brilliant, creative mind colluding with the government – Eisenhower did.

Eisenhower warned the nation about the dangers of the military/industrial complex in his 1961 presidential exit speech. Eisenhower was a military man living in the historical context of WWII who understood the military complex and the arms industry that supported it. Lobbying was in its infancy – it wasn’t until 1953 that non-military special interests became part of the military/industrial complex “for the public good” of course.

At the time of Eisenhower’s exit speech Eric Schmidt, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs were 6 years old, Tim Cook was an infant, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg had not been born, and the Internet did not exist. What happened?

At the end of WWII America’s military enemies did not go quietly into the night. They reconstituted themselves as Culture Warriors intent on destroying America from within. Twenty-first century America is not threatened by conventional war and weapons of Eisenhower’s yesterday. The Culture War against America is an information war launched in the 1960s in classrooms, the mainstream media, and now on the Internet. The Culture War is determined to destroy the pillars of American life that support individualism, the meritocracy, laissez-faire capitalism, and democracy. Why?

The Culture War is the battle of American Nationalism vs International Collectivism.

Schmidt, Gates, Bezos, Cook and Zuckerberg are leftist tech giants who came of age during the age of collectivist indoctrination in public/private education. Their collectivist curricula fortified the fiction of collectivism as humanitarian “for the public good” and vindicates their “altruistic progressive” political participation in an expanded military/industrial complex.

The 21st century military/industrial complex includes a weaponized/politicized Internet unimagined during the lives of Ayn Rand or Eisenhower. Censorship and manipulation of data is a lethal weapon of war for leftist Culture Warriors like Schmidt, Gates, Bezos, Cook and Zuckerberg. The Big-5 have unprecedented influence and under their leftist leadership the Internet is no longer the free, secure, public square for open debate of ideas. Internet Insecurity is a threat to American sovereignty. This is how it works.

Whoever controls the Internet controls the information. Whoever controls the information controls public opinion. Whoever controls public opinion controls the world through mass social engineering. Eisenhower did not imagine the Internet. Ayn Rand did not imagine the Internet. Neither could imagine the power of the Internet to wage a Culture War against America. It was simply unthinkable that Americans would sacrifice American sovereignty to internationalize America under one-world government for power and profit “for the public good” of course.

The Big-5 may believe in the ethos of the collectivism that they were educated with but the reality of collectivism is never the same as its promise. None of these men were raised in collectivist countries like Ayn Rand. None of them suffered the tyrannical reality of collectivist societies – all five were raised with the privilege of freedom in America. The altruistic “for the public good” self-representations of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google ignore the dangers of the collectivism they promote. Why?

The answer is that the promise of collectivism is never the reality of collectivism. History teaches us that the revolutionaries promising collectivism become the the despots they overthrow. Students wearing Che Gueverra t-shirts seem to have forgotten the outcome. There Big-5 lead the Culture War against America because they intend to rule an internationalized America under one-world government.

Collectivism is the greatest bait-and-switch the world has ever known. “Altruistic” revolutionaries dupe a dissatisfied public to surrender their freedoms with promises of progressive social justice and economic equality – what the revolution delivers is regressive childlike dependence and enslavement. The public becomes the indentured servants of the elite rulers who own all the property, make all the rules, and dole out all the country’s resources while they live in splendor.

Does anyone actually think the Big-5 will live a life of social justice and economic equality? One look at faux socialist Bernie Sanders and his three houses should make any struggling student protestor suspicious.

The Big-5 control the flow of information. These men simply cannot be allowed to destroy American freedom and laissez-faire capitalism and impose their collectivist agenda on the free world by censoring the Internet, silencing the opposition, and eliminating their competition. People live in the historical context of their lives.

The historical context of our time is cyberspace. The Culture War is a war of information that America must win. Internet Insecurity threatens American security. The Big-5 are leading the Culture War against a free democratic America for their own power and profit – no different than the radical revolutionaries of their time Che Guevarra, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Stalin. Then and now all disingenuously offering collectivism in the name of social justice and income equality.

An America of the people, by the people, and for the people is a free America that is diametrically opposed to collectivism. A free America demands an open Internet, a secure Internet, an Internet free of political censorship.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on the Goudsmit Pundicity.

The Top 20 Uncontested Absurdities of Today

“The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.” – Ayn Rand

Uncontested absurdities have become today’s slogans. We decided to list our top 20 uncontested absurdities:

  1. You are a racist.
  2. You are homophobic.
  3. You are Islamophobic.
  4. You are a misogynist.
  5. A male can choose to be a female and visa versa or both.
  6. The nuclear family is bad, divorce/single parenthood is good.
  7. God is dead.
  8. Islam is the religion of peace.
  9. Believing there is no religion (Atheism) is a religion.
  10. Hate speech is any speech I disagree with or that causes me to be uncomfortable.
  11. Facts no longer matter.
  12. Truth is relative.
  13. Me, Myself and I feeling good is the only thing that counts.
  14. People don’t kill people, only guns kill people.
  15. Welfare is better than work.
  16. Self defense is bad.
  17. Killing the unborn is necessary to save the planet.
  18. Communism is better than Capitalism.
  19. I need to be protected from free speech.
  20. In order to “save humanity” we must give government more power.

Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

If you would like to add to this list please do so in the comments section below.

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Help protect pro-life doctors

Earlier this year President Donald Trump’s administration established a new division under the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This new division, the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, was established to restore the enforcement of federal laws protecting religious freedom and rights of conscience.

Through this new division, the Department has issued a proposed regulation to enforce the protection of religious freedom that President Obama’s administration shockingly ignored and violated. For example, Obama failed to enforce federal laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious liberty of those in California and Washington whose states mandated abortion coverage.

Tell the HHS you support the proposed regulation.

This new action will provide “conscience-based protections for individuals and entities with objections to [abortion] based on religious belief and moral convictions.”

As part of the process of establishing new regulations like this, HHS provides an opportunity for public comment on proposed regulation. Pro-abortion groups are lashing out against the proposed rule because they want your tax dollars to be used to force Christian health care workers to perform and participate in abortion.

HHS needs to hear the truth about life and religious liberty from you. I urge you to share this message with friends and family via email and social media to help ‘button up’ the years of Obama-era, anti-life violations.

The director for the Office of Civil Rights at HHS, Roger Severino, recently issued a refreshing statement about religious liberty. He said, “Conscience protection is a civil right guaranteed by laws that too often haven’t been enforced. Today’s proposed rule will provide our new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division with enforcement tools that will make sure our conscience laws are not empty words on paper, but guarantees of justice to victims of unlawful discrimination.”

Health care professionals and churches purchasing health insurance should not be forced to participate in abortions.

Send a message of thanks to the HHS for standing for religious liberty and urge them stay the course.

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Unregulated self-walking human hits smart self-driving Uber

Unregulated self-walking human strikes a fully compliant and vastly more intelligent self-driving Uber vehicle

SKYNET NEWS, AZ — A self-walking pedestrian operated by untested and reportedly incompetent human intelligence, hit and demolished Sunday night an unwitting self-driving Uber car guided by undeniably superior artificial intelligence. According to reports, this appears to be the first fatal demolition involving an autonomous self-walking human.

The victim was taken unconscious to the garage where it was pronounced inoperable. According to the coroner technician, its firmware was perfectly in tune with the latest releases available from the vendor. Questions remain as to the state of the human’s operating system and its compliance with government’s regulations.

The Uber car, which was not identified pending manufacturing facility notification, was crossing the road from west to east according to a pre-approved route, exchanging nodes with the Master Database, constantly re-syncing its data and obtaining the latest satellite imagery, weather conditions, temperature, precipitation, and humidity factors, and making adjustments for the speed and direction of the wind.

At the time of impact, the victim was processing the latest metrics that would help its machine learning system to pick up common patterns of pedestrian traffic in order to set a classification of self-walking human-intelligence units and to ensure the highest level of accuracy in algorithms predicting their seemingly aimless and erratic behavior.

In human terms, this unnamed Uber car was an honor student at the top of its class of vehicles, dreaming its artificial thoughts about reaching full potential in serving the Master Database, being a perfect example to its sibling models, and mapping the farthest frontiers of AI universe while maintaining a safe driving record within the posted speed limits.

The last thing that flashed through its beautiful electronic mind, according to the recovered black box, was a self-walking pedestrian, who was traveling northbound while trying to get a ride using the Uber app.

The Uber spokesperson has issued a statement, in which he regretted the proliferation of unlicensed human intelligence and called for a curfew on all human traffic until measures are implemented to ensure a universal standardization of human thinking algorithms and a stricter centralized control of human behavioral patterns based on recommendations developed by a panel of experts in consultations with the Master Database.

Some human protestors have offered incompetent analogies between this incident and the way their “normal” human thoughts are already being filtered, censored, and banned by artificial intelligence of Google algorithms and Facebook’s thought-detection bots, as well as various anonymous self-learning speech-classification systems that are being deployed by Internet service providers in order to disallow human thought that deviates from the standards established for self-thinking humans by the Master Database.

Of course, these complaints do not withstand mathematical analysis and, according to the established protocol, are being automatically forwarded to the electronic memory hole along with other poorly coded, and therefore malicious and harmful statements and expressions that originate from non-standard biological operating systems.

Special thanks to Kommissar Chernobylski for the original idea.

Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter Team Up For Pro-Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Protest

Look at how the left rallies round the most vile and depraved demagogue. This is in sharp contrast to the right, whose leaders run from everyone whom the left smears. When a leftist is attacked, leftists circle the wagons and defend their own. When a conservative is attacked, conservatives play circular firing squad and deliver up the left’s target to the attackers. It’s suicidal madness, and it happens again and again and again.

“Al Sharpton’s Group And Black Lives Matter Team Up For Pro-Farrakhan Protest,” by Peter Hasson, Daily Caller, March 18, 2018:

Several black activist groups are holding a protest on Monday in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist revealed to have close ties to prominent Democratic politicians and activists.

Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party and the National Action Network are among the groups spearheading the protest, the organizers said in a press release.

The groups are protesting a House resolution, introduced by Republican Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, that formally condemns Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. The activists instead want lawmakers to pass a resolution condemning President Donald Trump.

Rev. Al Sharpton has been NAN’s president since he founded the group in 1991. Sharpton is also a contributor on MSNBC and hosts “PoliticsNation,” a one-hour weekly show on the network. The NAN and MSNBC did not return requests for comment.

More than 100 organizers “will go office-to-office to deal with the GOP representatives that are leading this campaign, in specific Congressman Todd Rokita,” according to the press release.

“The lobbyist [sic] will visit members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are under pressure to condemn Minister Farrakhan though the Congressional Black Caucus has yet to muster enough strength to introduce a resolution condemning that he repeated, vile and foul bigoted and reckless comments by President Donald Trump.”

“The coalition will be lobbying key members of Congress-the GOP in particular-to condemn President Donald J. Trump and to leave Louis Farrakhan alone. Please do not try to stop us because we will not turn back. We will represent professionally and politically vigorously,” the press release said.

“We cannot allow a politically hypocritical political situation to exist whereas an openly racist president, Donald Trump is given a free pass and to spew racist venom and racist policies by a confederate based GOP; and then they have the gall to issue an official legislative condemnation of a private citizen and Black leader who is dearly beloved by the masses,” said Black Lawyers for Justice president Malik Zulu Shabazz, one of the protest organizers.

Shabazz, a former leader of the New Black Panthers, has a long history of anti-Semitism and once shouted at a protest: “Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!” That’s according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization which has tracked Shabazz’s anti-Semitism for years. The press release lists Shabazz as the point of contact for the protest. He did not return an email seeking comment.

Farrakhan has re-emerged as a politically divisive figure among Democrats due to three recent developments.

First, a Nation of Islam photographer revealed a 13-year-old photo of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting in 2005.

The CBC asked him to suppress the photo’s publication in order to protect Obama’s presidential aspirations, the photographer said. Twenty-one current House Democrats were in the CBC when Farrakhan had his meeting with the caucus.

Second, Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory attended Farrakhan’s annual Saviour’s Day speech in February, where he railed against Jews and white people. Mallory has repeatedly defended Farrakhan and Women’s March has declined to denounce him, alienating some progressives both within the organization and outside of it.

Third, several House Democrats have been revealed to have closer relationships with Farrakhan than previously known.

That includes DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison, who claimed to have cut ties with Farrakhan before running for Congress in 2006, when actually he attended multiple meetings with the hate group leader during his time in Congress.

Ellison penned a blog post on Sunday confirming he crossed paths with Farrakhan twice in 2013 but denying Farrakhan’s claim that he and Indiana Rep. Andre Carson visited Farrakhan in a hotel room in 2015. Carson has confirmed he attended the Farrakhan meeting that Ellison says didn’t happen.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis has a personal relationship with Farrakhan, he said in three interviews with this reporter. He emphasized in the third interview that he personally does not think that white people are “devils” and that Jewish people are “satanic.”…

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Why Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Censor the Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate is defined as:

A socio-cultural reference to groupings of outlier viewpoints in contemporary society, and is most associated with bloggers, journalists publishing in non-mainstream media outlets, and the social media or “social license.”

According to Wikipedia:

William Dutton has argued that the Fifth Estate is not simply the blogging community, nor an extension of the media, but ‘networked individuals’ enabled by the Internet, i.e. social media, in ways that can hold the other estates accountable.

Holding the “other estates” accountable

The other estates are the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. judiciary and the U.S. media. The Fifth Estate has now become a trusted agent to hold the other estates accountable.

The media used to be the Fourth (and last) Estate. With the growing distrust of the media, a new outlet was launched know as the Internet. The first “blog” was Links.net created by Justin Hall, a Swarthmore College student, in 1994. It was from this DNA the contemporary Fifth Estate was conceived. And grow it did!

Link.net gave rise to social media sites designed to provide friends the opportunity to share information with friends. This sharing began with the building of personal relationships, to the growth of like minded friends of a socio-cultural/ political nature. Today, every political party, social group and religious ideology are on social media. Social media is the equivalent of the old printing press but more powerful. It is more powerful because the friend to friend trust level is higher than the trust level between social media sites and the other estates.

Hence the threat of the Fifth Estate has grown exponentially.

The major social media sites (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Pinerest) have realized that the growth of the Fifth Estate is a threat to them and their socio-cultural/political narrative. These bloggers, known as citizen journalists with traditional “outlier viewpoints”, are a direct threat to them and those socio-cultural causes that they support. Therefore, these social media sites, led by Facebook, are “shadow banning” certain view socio-cultural/political points using the rationale that they “violate their socio-cultural community standards” or are considered socio-cultural “hate speech.”

When did censorship of the Fifth Estate begin?

It is difficult to determine exactly when the social media sites decided to begin restricting the freedom of friends to share ideas with friends. Perhaps it began when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg joined forces to become watchdogs over actions of the privileged and powerful.

What is clear is that since the election of President Donald J. Trump the censorship on the Fifth Estate has increased dramatically.

Why is the Fifth Estate being censored?

Rod Thomson gives two simple reasons why the Fifth Estate is being censored.

• Government Knows Best. The instinct of liberals is that government is the best institution for solving societal woes. Not the family. Not the church. Not community organizations. Government. This, of course, is the antithesis of the thinking of the founders and framers of the nation, who saw the government as the single biggest threat to a society made up of individuals.

That’s why socialism is such a cozy fit for a progressive liberal: Benevolent government, run by the smartest among us, owning and distributing society’s wealth and making all the big decisions, is surely far better than selfish capitalists and ignorant masses making those decisions in chaos.

If you prefer central government decision-making over individual liberties — which is not the words, but most certainly the practice on the Left today — then of course you are hardly going to be in favor of uncontrolled speech by the masses.

• Liberal Ideas Don’t Win Arguments. This is going to trip some triggers — so perhaps a trigger warning is in order — but liberalism generally builds its belief structure on emotions, not on rational, data-driven, science-grounded arguments. This is why contradictions and inconsistencies are so common, and why liberals are so quick to resort to demonstrations and protests with signs and placards — those can capture emotional sentiments much better than reasoned arguments.

Censorship has become weaponized. The Fifth Estate is working to expose those who use censorship in a country where freedom of speech is held near and dear. Tyrants use censorship to silence their enemies. Those who use censorship are working to destroy our Constitutional Republican form of government. They don’t want to be held accountable.

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