A Breath of Fresh Air for Free Speech

Elon Musk is really shaking things up at Twitter. In a win for free speech, Twitter will no longer enforce its COVID misinformation policy which had been used to silence people who questioned the government’s COVID vaccine and treatment narratives.  It was also announced this week Twitter will reinstate 62,000 large accounts and release its files on the suppression of free speech that occurred under former management.  With respect to the latter, Musk tweeted Monday, “The public deserves to know what really happened.”

The Left is freaking out.  One leftist at Harvard even said Musk is “opening the gates of hell….  People can come back and engage in doxing, targeted harassment, vicious bullying, calls for violence, celebration of violence. I can’t even begin to state how dangerous this will be.”  Yah, yah, we’ve heard it all before – ‘your speech is violence and my violence is speech.’  Some people just can’t stand for other people to be free.  The First Amendment has a lot of enemies at this point, I oppose them all.  Especially the ones who go on TV and use their free speech rights to trash free speech and tell people like me to shut up.  Go fly a kite!

The Biden administration doesn’t like free speech, either.  It labels ordinary parents who speak up at school board meetings ‘domestic terrorists’.  Dozens of Biden administration officials engaged in a gigantic censorship enterprise with Big Tech firms, including Twitter.  The Missouri Attorney General sued to stop it and the first depositions, including Anthony Fauci’s, have gotten underway.

But federal agencies are still trying to stifle free speech in other ways.  The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million in grants in the last couple of years to projects seeking to clamp down on the dissemination of information that runs counter to phony government narratives on COVID and elections.  The Education Department wants a rule that would punish pro-life speech as ‘discrimination’.

The Biden administration clearly won’t stop with the censorship.  So it should make you more than a little nervous the White House says it is “monitoring” what Elon Musk is doing at Twitter.  “We’re all keeping a close eye on this,” the White House press secretary said.  “Platforms must be held accountable for the harms that they cause,” she said later.  There they go with the ‘harms’, again.  The only harm that’s being done is exposing phony government narratives for what they are.

Enemies of free expression outside the Biden administration are busy, as well.  California passed a law targeting doctors who don’t toe the government line on COVID treatments.  Amazon pulled a book on Islamic terrorism.  A California community college won’t allow students to post anticommunist flyers on bulletin boards.

I continue to speak out against all such efforts and to champion free speech.  It’s nice to have a new ally, a free speech “absolutist” like Elon Musk, join the fight.  

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The New Voting System That Gave Dems a GOP House Seat is Dangerous. Here’s Why

Alaska’s sole congressional seat, which had been in GOP hands for 49 years, was recently captured by Democrat Mary Peltola. The victory has been touted by liberals as either vindication of their agenda or as portending the end of the career of Sarah Palin, Peltola’s most high-profile opponent. Yet the result, which took weeks to finalize, was easily explainable:

It was a function of Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting (RCV) and Top-four Primary (TFP) system — a system electoral engineers would like to institute nationwide.

In essence, this system created a situation in which Palin and another Republican, Nick Begich, were both running against Peltola in the general election and divided up the GOP vote.

Before explaining the real problem with RCV and TFP, let’s review what they are. Per Ballotpedia:

A ranked-choice voting system (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. If a candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, he…is declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes cast for the failed candidate are eliminated, lifting the next-preference choices indicated on those ballots. A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won a majority of the adjusted votes. The process is repeated until a candidate wins an outright majority.

Then there’s the TFP, which “is a type of primary election in which all candidates are listed on the same primary ballot,” Ballotpedia also explains. “The top four vote-getters, regardless of their partisan affiliations, advance to the general election. Consequently, it is possible for four candidates belonging to the same political party to win in a top-four primary and face off in the general election.”

Proponents say this system gives citizens more choices and reduces the chances a “radical” will be elected because not only can everyone vote in the primary, but no one can win by capturing just a plurality (e.g., 37 percent) of the vote. Opponents assert that this merely favors the most politician-like of politicians, people who don’t take firm stands on hot-button issues and remain “inoffensive” enough to be everyone’s second choice. Yet the most significant problem with this system is different: It’s completely incompatible with our larger system.

To grasp why, realize that contrary to popular belief, you’re voting in the general election for the party and not the person. How?

Consider: Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is thought to be perhaps the most conservative high-profile Democrat in America. Yet as of June 2nd of 2021, he’d voted with Joe Biden 100 percent of the time.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is despised by the GOP base for being a quintessential liberal anti-Trumper. Yet she voted with President Trump 93 percent of the time. In other words, she voted very much as Marjorie Taylor Greene does today.

These individuals aren’t exceptions, either, but the norm. No matter what politicians say while campaigning, they’ll vote with their party the vast majority of the time. The point?

In practice, we have a binary system in which one of two major parties will wield power.

So essentially, the question put to voters at general election time is always this: Do you want to provide another vote to advance the Democrat agenda or another vote to advance the Republican agenda? Most Americans aren’t aware of this, of course, and thus often focus on personalities (e.g., the Walker vs. Warnock race in Georgia), on “voting for the person.”

(Note: We vote for the person and not the party in traditional primaries, because then we’re voting within a party.)

Our traditional closed primary system, yielding two major-party general-election candidates, mitigates this problem. After all, it presents the voter in our de facto binary system with something entirely congruent: a binary choice.

In contrast, RCV/TFP contravenes this system. Not only does it tacitly advance the fallacy that general elections are about the person and not the party by de-emphasizing parties, but it actually reduces the chances that an area will be represented by the party more closely reflecting its values. Alaska is a case in point: Palin and Begich would have voted similarly in Congress. But because they were both forced to run alongside each other in the general election and split the GOP vote, their district will be represented by someone who’ll vote contrary to most of its residents’ wishes.

To cement the point, imagine that a large group of people must choose an operating system for a computer and, though many OS’s exist, the only two on everyone’s radar screen are Apple and Microsoft Windows. But now imagine that instead of being presented with just this choice, the “voters” are given a third option: a copy of Apple called Candy Apple. Sure, they should realize the two are functionally identical but, people being people, many Apple adherents split their vote.

The result is that while it seemed the voters were being given more of a choice, they essentially were robbed of choice by a system that ensured Windows would emerge victorious.

So it often is with RCV/TFP. Since R’s tend to vote like other R’s and D’s like other D’s, it’s instructive here to view every general election candidate as simply an R or a D. How does it make sense to create a situation in which an R or D “copy” could run alongside another R or D and divide the vote? For that matter, how does it improve our country to give voters the option of choosing a second choice candidate who’s a negation of their first choice? What does this accomplish?

RCV/TFP treats candidates as if they’re free agents when they’re actually beholden to a team; it treats parties as if they’re irrelevant during the election process despite their being everything after a candidate is elected. RCV/TFP might make sense if we could somehow scrap the party system altogether so that every candidate just ran as an individual — then you really would be voting for the person, not the party. But whatever such an idea’s merits, that’s not the system we currently have.

A few more points: Some will say Alaska’s GOP voters could’ve chosen their less-desired Republican as their second choice and thus ensured a GOP victory, or that either Palin or Begich should’ve stepped aside for the good of party and country. Yes, and if “wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

Like it or not, most voters are neither possessed of great political knowledge nor are constrained by reason. And candidates are humans with egos, ambitions, frailties and, sometimes, ulterior motives. Man’s nature is what it is and won’t change. What we can do is devise systems that minimize that nature’s negative effects. In a de facto binary political system, this means presenting voters with corresponding binary general election choices, not muddying the water by exacerbating the voting-by-personality phenomenon.

And what of the point that candidates should have to win a majority of the vote before attaining power? If this is a concern, a better idea is having run-off elections, as Georgia does. RCV/TFP, however, is software wholly incompatible with our system and a really, really bad idea.

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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Your Government

I hope one of the lasting legacies of the COVID pandemic is mistrust of government.  Here’s why: government officials and agencies showed themselves to be a bunch of quacks and liars during the pandemic, and they’re still lying today, recent reports show.

Anthony Fauci told us to wear a mask.  He even told us to wear two masks.  But in a deposition last week, he could not name a single study showing masks work.  And now we find out the CDC’s mask guidance for school children was driven by political polling results, not science.

The CDC knew COVID vaccines were associated with heart problems, but did not include heart problems in its list of checkboxes on its v-safe survey phone app.  Survey respondents had to write heart problems into the free-text field on the survey and the CDC fought disclosure of those answers in court.  We now know from other sources virtually 100 percent of mRNA COVID vaccine recipients suffer some degree of heart injury.  Also, the CDC covered up other data showing 18 million people ended up in the hospital after getting their first COVID shot.

I’ve been trying to get more information about why the government didn’t pull the COVID vaccines from the market after they were linked to thousands of deaths and a million other problems, like it pulled the swine flu vaccine in 1976 after that vaccine was linked to only 25 deaths.  My case is in federal court, but the government filed a motion to dismiss and the judge has yet to rule.

There’s more.  The FDA put out statements prohibiting the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, even though aggregating all studies shows ivermectin cuts mortality in half.  Now the FDA claims it was just giving a recommendation, not putting out a mandate.  Three doctors aren’t buying it and have sued the FDA for interfering with their doctor-patient relationships.  The government didn’t have the evidence when it was disparaging ivermectin, but that didn’t stop it from pushing bivalent boosters and Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment without testing the boosters on humans or testing Paxlovid on vaccinated individuals.

Also regarding vaccines, there have been reports along the way their efficacy wanes and even turns negative after a short period of time.  Finally, we have the stunning admission – from the Washington Post, nonetheless – that “a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.”  Simply put, more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people have died from COVID.  The vaccinated are also more prone to repeat bouts of COVID.  That whole thing where the government and the media vilified and ostracized the unvaccinated turned out to be completely unjustified.  Where are the apologies?

The media campaign to push the vaccines, a campaign that was bought and paid for by the government, was completely unjustified, too.  The campaign also enlisted entertainers, celebrities, and late-night TV hosts.  The government spent a billion dollars to have hundreds of media outlets spread the government’s phony narratives on COVID, including the phony narrative the vaccines are safe and effective.  So the media are a bunch of liars, too.  They’ll shill for anything.  At least now we know what their price is.

It’s time government officials learn they don’t get to lord over us.  They get only the respect and trust they earn.  They burned it all up in the pandemic.  Right now, they have zero credibility and will have to dig themselves out of a very deep hole.  If you trust the government after all this, you’re out of your mind.

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Dubious Biden DoE Official Samuel Britton Charged with Stealing Woman’s Luggage at Minneapolis Airport

The Biden regime has made a mockery, a terrible joke, of our the US government.

Worse still, the Democrat media axis, has devoted not one column inch to this horror story. If it were a Trump official.

Controversial energy official charged with stealing woman’s luggage at MSP

The MIT grad went viral earlier this year when he announced his new role as the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the U.S. Department of Energy.

By: Anthony Gockowski, Alpha News, November 28, 2022:

Sam Brinton, one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at MSP Airport.

The MIT grad went viral earlier this year when he announced his new role as the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the U.S. Department of Energy.

“As one of if not the very first openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership, I was welcomed with open arms into the Department of Energy all the way up to the Secretary whom I shared the stage with in a Pride month celebration panel just today,” Brinton wrote on Twitter at the time.

He said he is not a Biden appointee but instead was hired as a career employee in the Senior Executive Service. Brinton accepted the job in February and began in June, according to media reports.

Prior to working in government, Brinton was an anti-conversion therapy activist who taught “Kink 101” workshops on college campuses, according to The National Pulse. A photo from one of these workshops shows Brinton in a dress as he stands over three males in leather dog masks.

Brinton discussed his “pup play” fetish in a 2016 Metro Weekly article, The Pulse reports.

“One of the hardest things about being a handler is that I’ve honestly had people ask, ‘Wait, you have sex with animals?’” Brinton said. “They believe it’s abusive, that it’s taking advantage of someone who may not be acting up to a level of human responsibility … The other misperception is that I have some really messed up background, like, did I have some horrible childhood trauma that made me like to have sex with animals?”

Brinton is also a member of the sacrilegious drag queen society called “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” which mocks Catholic nuns with names like “Sister Porn Again,” “Sister Chastity Boner,” and “Sister Roz Erection,” according to American Greatness.

Brinton, who goes by the name “Sister Ray Dee O’Active,” attended the group’s 2021 “Lavender Mass” where he paid tribute to “Daddy Fauci,” The Pulse reports.

According to the Washington Examiner, Brinton once talked with college students about “how he enjoys tying up his significant other like a table, and eating his dinner on him while he watches Star Trek.”

The charges

Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on Sept. 16. The adult female victim said she flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans and went to retrieve her checked bag at carousel seven.

Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 p.m. but was missing from the carousel. So law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area and observed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint says Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it into a handbag he was carrying, and “then left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.

Police showed the surveillance video to the victim and she confirmed it was her bag.

Brinton left the airport in an Uber for a stay at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel, where he checked in with the blue bag, the complaint says.

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The unsung pro-family heroes of Eastern Europe

Serious pro-family initiatives are underway.


I wish I had a dollar for every time some two-bit politician blathers about “family values.” Name a politician who is not for family values. Name one who is for terrorism or drug abuse. You get the picture. In today’s “democracy”, such trash talk is stock-in-trade for pandering to a pathetic, pervasive bread-and-circuses mentality.

But then there are those politicians and bureaucrats who are serious when discussion comes round to promoting society’s basic social unit, the beleaguered nuclear family. Some of them operate — under the media radar — in Eastern Europe.

How’s that? For several years, the ministries charged with facilitating family life in four European countries have been cooperating. In fact, their meeting last year was a historically significant event, though practically devoid of coverage in global media. But don’t be fooled — the stunning lack of publicity does not diminish its importance.

Fundamental unit

That 2021 meeting, in Warsaw, was consequential. Representatives of the Visegrad Group of countries — Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic — assembled for the express purpose of launching a multi-national “pro-family coalition.” To media-addled Americans, that might sound like some vast right-wing conspiracy. But the Warsaw confab was as “mainstream” as it gets.

The gathering, hosted by the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, was opened by Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who didn’t mince words:

For us, family is the foundation… Society without families would be like civilisation without culture or mathematics without numbers.

The family is also promotion of values. In families, the fundamental mechanism of empathy and desire for love are born… Family is, alongside the state, the greatest creation of humanity. [Thus] promoting the lives of families, support for families with many children, is an extremely important activity for every state… we [also] want to promote the family within the framework of the European Union; this is for us one of the fundamental aims of social policy in the EU.

When these Eastern European officials speak of family, they’re talking about the two-parent mother, father and children family, today widely known as the “traditional” family. In Warsaw the “traditional” family was not trivialised in a swamp of moral relativism as one among many styles, models or editions that rolls off an assembly line. Rather, they consider the two-parent family as an ideal standard to which we should aspire. It seems there was no wrangling over any “inclusive” PC definition of family. That can of worms was never opened.

This is all well and good. Nonetheless, it is a sad commentary that such a conference is even necessary in the first place. However, it signals an urgent recognition of the crisis facing families. Yes, even in “right-wing” Eastern Europe, families are under tremendous pressure, ensnared in the talons of a malevolent modernism replete with spiraling costs of living, addictive consumerism, obsessive careerism, and woke ideology. Are children a priority?

Demographic woes

A look at the fertility rates in these countries suggests not. Prior to the influx of Ukrainian refugees, Statistics Poland (GUS) projected that Poland’s population would contract by over 10 percent (from 38 to 34 million) by 2050. The country’s current fertility rate is 1.44, over 30% below the replacement-level 2.1. The picture is no less troubling in the neighbouring Visegrad countries. Slovakia and Hungary are just under 1.6 and the Czech Republic has 1.7. However, these numbers are slightly better than ten years ago.

This is not good for families. Ageing societies lose their dynamism. People leave. Old-age pensions are threatened. The quick fix is massive deficit spending and open-borders immigration. Yet both are destructive in their way, fueling inflation and destroying social cohesion. Rising social conflict in such systems can lead to police states where every “citizen” must choose their words as carefully as a Philadelphia lawyer. Look no further than America’s “cancel culture”.

But take heart! So often there are multilateral efforts to facilitate trade and beef up militaries. But here we see countries collaborating on something far more important: preserving the family.

Internal renewal

Rather than embrace the failed multiculturalism of Western Europe (confirmed in 2010 when German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed”), the Visegrad countries are trying to rejuvenate their existing societies instead of importing new ones. Bravo!

Their approach is catching on. Poland is by far the largest of the Visegrad Group, and as a direct result of the 2021 Warsaw meeting, Prime Minister Morawiecki unveiled a family benefit known as a “family child care capital” (Rodzinny Kapitał Opiekuńczy):

… 12,000 zlotys per child (about 2,600 euros) to be paid to families from the second child onwards, i.e. 1,000 zlotys per month (220 euros) for one year, or 500 zlotys per month (110 euros) for two years… This benefit … will be independent of parents’ income and will come in addition to the existing “500+” programme.

Finally, families with a second or subsequent child under 36 months of age at the time the benefit comes into effect will also be entitled to receive it until the child reaches the age of three. This will concern approximately 110,000 additional children.

Kudos to Prime Minister Morawiecki and his pro-family cohorts! It is wonderful to see four neighbouring countries lay aside differences and collaborate on an unabashed pro-family agenda. While multinational efforts usually produce high-sounding rhetoric, the Visegrad Group folks get down to business. Their cooperation should serve as a model for the world.

While it is too early to assess the effectiveness of their efforts, one thing is clear: there is an urgent consensus that bold action is needed, and such action is underway. Soon enough more governments will come to their senses and realise that going to bat for families is a more urgent priority than wars-for-profit or trying to play God with the climate. We can only hope.

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Politics – Lies, Deceptions and Misplaced Hopes

Is there a more divisive subject than politics? Is there a process that uses more lies and deception to accomplish its own purposes? It causes divides between friends, between family members and even between cities, states and nations. Politicians talk about unity and peace, working together for “the betterment of everyone”, all the while knowing that their actions will NOT accomplish what their words promise. The amazing thing is that voters have been falling for their political lies and eagerly accepting the deception they bring.

Politicians have been perfecting their cleverly worded promises and deceiving people with them for generations. Why do voters so easily accept their political promises as ‘truth’? Because, inherently, people want the truth, they need the truth, otherwise life is nothing more than a passing of time that leaves sadness, heartaches and a yearning for something that should have been but did not materialize. They live their lives guided by misplaced hope. But after living on the misplaced hopes all their lives, they wrongly come to the belief that there is no truth, nothing on which to place their hopes expecting those hopes to become reality.

One might assume that the registered voting populace of the United States would (and should) have a good understanding of politics in general and the US political system in particular, what it is and how it works but that assumption would be totally wrong. There has been, and continues to be, a lack of sound teaching about the reality of politics in the US and as a result, there are likely more ignorant voters here than anywhere else in the world. That sad lack of proper education on politics, whether in government controlled public schools or in churches in this country, is having a serious impact on the ability of the citizens to maintain contact with reality and avoid the dangers and pitfalls of politically-based deception of the masses.

There are still millions of legal citizens living in the US (I’m not counting the millions of ILLegals who vote ILLegally in our elections, OR the dead ones who continue to vote years after their burials) who seem to believe there is some degree of morality and ethics inherent in the US political system. Because of their misplaced belief, they live their lives in a misplaced hope, the hope that some politician will actually come along and Make America Great Again.

These same ignorant voters may as well believe that Santa Claus is a fat man in a red suit who squeezes his obese body down their chimneys on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all who ‘watch out’ and do not ‘pout or cry’. Believing that any ‘political system’ is a fair and credible process for electing candidates to public office is tantamount to the belief in Santa Claus and is not only childish and ignorant/stupid, but extremely dangerous.

Power and its Ability to Corrupt

It has been said that Power corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.  But, how much difference is there between power and absolute power, or for that matter, between corruption and absolute corruption? As long as we humans live in flesh and blood bodies, there will be some corruption in each of us, but politics, by its very nature caters to and fosters in fallen human beings a serious greediness for more of what it is is intended to produce: POWER. Once power is gotten, it unleashes in the possessor, an appetite for more regardless of how the ‘more’ is gotten. That evil appetite is what leads to the corruption that, if fostered, can become absolute.

Janwillem van Wettering said: “Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.” This ‘fat demon’ is the demonic force within the nature of fallen man that allows the evil inherent in politics to overtake and possess him. Power, when given to a person of low or questionable character, tends to cause that person to lose any sense of humility they might have possessed, and that lack of humility allows the void to be replaced by pride which then encourages the person to bypass or negate any need to credit God with his or her accomplishments and/or ‘political status’.

Pride’s Position in Politics

The original ‘politician’ and the Master of ALL politics, Satan/Lucifer/the Devil, is the perfect example of the characteristics exhibited by today’s politicians. The first and Master Politician is the one who invented politics as a means of promoting himself to a position of power over humanity.

Satan had some power and authority on the earth, in the time before the creation of Adam, in the ‘world that then was’ (Read 2 Peter 3 and Isaiah 14) and the throne he had on the earth at that time was initially given to him by God. But through his pride, greed and arrogance, Satan tried to exalt himself above the God who created him and thereby forfeited that throne and authority. His treason toward his creator caused the destruction of ‘the world that then was’ and caused the earth to sit dark and idle for an unknown period of time.

We are not told where Satan was during that unknown time period or what he ws doing, but when God recreated (actually ‘renewed’) the earth in the Genesis chapter one account, Satan almost immediately entered the picture in an attempt to regain a throne and authority on the earth, and through man’s treason, he was successful. His modus operandi in that situation? He spoke lies that were received as ‘truth’ and thus, though deceit, brought about the downfall of man.

In a masterful speech to the the ‘scribes and Pharisees’, the local politicians of His time, Jesus rebuked them for their refusal to accept the TRUTH, that Jesus was, and IS, the promised Messiah, the saviour of the world whose appearance was prophesied throughout the Old Testament. In John 8:44 KJV, He said, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it”.

The reference Jesus made to the devil in that verse sounds a lot like a description of most politicians of today. There are tens of thousands of politicians in public offices in the United States, most of whom were ‘elected’ by their constituents, some in fair and legal elections and some due to election fraud. I would surmise that at least some of these people were of reasonably good morals and character when they decided to enter politics, but as they remain in that pursuit, they soon learn that if they don’t become reasonably adept at lying, they will not remain in their positions for long. While there was likely some truth spoken by both sides regarding the elections in 2020 and the recent one in 2022, any reasonable person must conclude that both were far from ‘ethical’ and presented a serious lack of ‘morality’. Anyone who has any spiritual discernment at all knows this to be true.

The American Political System: A Complete Failure

We American citizens are ‘privileged’ to live in a free country, at least a country that once was free, but unfortunately, too many people in the US believe that living in a ‘free country’ means that ‘everything is free’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing is free; there is a cost associated with every benefit that can be had. The freedom we have in America was purchased at the cost of much bloodshed and sacrifice on the part of those who not only believed that a free society is the best society, but who also despised the whole idea of politics as a means of determining who would be best suited to conduct the business of running a ‘moral and ethical’ government.

How do I know they despised politics? Just read their declarations and rhetoric when they were determining what the new government would look like and how it would be administered. They had fled from a system in England that was ruled from the top down and left little for those at the bottom other than a life of empty promises and pseudo-slavery.

And though most of them were of the same mind, there were those who truly doubted that a free society could remain so for an extended time, e.g. Ben Franklin. Their idea of a free society was one that allowed each state within the ‘union of states’ to be free and sovereign and completely separated from an extremely limited federal government whose main role was to protect the borders of the nation and levy such taxes as might be needed to perform those limited functions.

However, it did not take very long for the fears of some of the Founders to become reality. A constitutional republic soon degenerated into a democracy, and most of the Founders knew that a democracy either implodes and disappears from the world scene or turns into a full-blown tyrannical state.

The Misplaced Hope

The human desire for power is anti-God and antichrist. But what fuels that desire and causes it to win control over any godly and Christlike characteristics? In many cases the fuel is the greed upon which the practice of politics is based. That satanic process provides the politician with monetary rewards, reinforces the control factor and stokes the natural human greediness. In addition to the monetary rewards, power is added to the mix making the politician feel as though he is something very important, even ‘special’, something the world needs and cannot live without. When all these ingredients are added together, the result is pride and the two evil twins, power and pride, can totally engulf a person’s being and turn him from a seemingly ‘good person’ into a complete monster.

There was a time when members of the US Congress were held accountable for their actions by their constituents. They knew, based on historical records that, when they were not doing their jobs as true representatives of the people, they would be called up short when their terms were up and they were vying for reelection. That ‘calling up short’ would send them back to their home states as private citizens. In a sense, they were true employees of the American people and their employment could be terminated by those same citizens.

Those days are now gone and the ‘representatives’ no longer consider themselves to be employees of the people. Their ‘measly’ $174,000 yearly salaries pale in comparison to the huge compensations, (in some cases totaling in the millions of dollars) they receive from their “true employers”, the globalist bankers who now control every government on earth, especially the current one in DC. Those massive amounts of “under the table”, dirty money are used at the discretion of politicians and their parties (all of them) to buy as many votes as are needed to determine the outcome of ANY election, thereby keeping them, both Democrats and Republicans, in office.

There are multiple calls from many people on the ‘conservative’ side of politics, when trying to get the conservative voice heard in Congress, urging us to “Contact your congressional representatives”  to encourage him or her to listen to your ideas and thoughts on certain legislation and ultimately to get them to change their minds.

But in reality, the voters do NOT ‘have the ear’ of a politician, rather these politicians no longer consider themselves to be ‘employees of the people, but are wholly owned by their globalist masters, the ones who provide the ‘rewards’ that shut their eyes and ears to any voices but those of their masters. So why should any sitting congressman/congresswoman or senator even consider listening to their constituents? That is NOT a rhetorical question and I WILL provide the answer: THEY DON’T.

According to God and His word, a human being is a “triune” being, meaning he/she IS a spirit, HAS a soul and LIVES in a body. The soul of a man consists of the mind, the will and the emotions and is the center of man’s conscience, the mechanism, guided by the spirit of a man, that differentiates between what is right and good, and what is wrong and evil; this faculty allows him to make right and proper decisions that affect his life. In politics, the value of the soul is often cast aside and sold to the highest bidder, Satan.

The term, “To sell one’s soul to the devil” is defined by The Free Dictionary as “To abandon one’s values or morals in return for some highly desired benefit, typically success, power, wealth, etc.” The historical reference of this idiom is: “to do or be willing to do anything, no matter how wrong, in order to achieve your objective.”  The reference here is to a contract supposedly made with the devil by certain people: in return for granting them all their desires in this life, the devil would receive their souls for all eternity.

Those who have actually made the decision to accept a reward from Satan in exchange for their souls have damned their souls to hell and are way beyond “changing their minds”. They have consciously given up any moral values they may have previously possessed in order to receive something they deem to be more valuable than their souls. In effect, they have seared their consciences and those who, according to the Bible, have ‘seared consciences’ (1 Timothy 4:2) are beyond making any decisions that will benefit anyone other than themselves.

Politicians with seared consciences, who have given up their moral values in order to receive their desired rewards from Satan, are not good candidates to waste words on, trying to get them to change their minds; their minds are already made up and they will continue on their evil paths until they die. When a group of elected representatives have a majority of members who are in the ‘seared conscience’ state, nothing can be expected of them but lies and deception. Because of their alignment with Satan and his evil ways, they have eternally separated themselves from God and truth so the truth cannot ever be expected to come from them.

Conclusion

Hope, when placed correctly, is a wonderful thing. It gives one a positive look into the future and expects the best possible outcome. Children are wonderful to watch when they have expressed their hopes to an authority with strong moral values, for something they fervently desire.

However, when hope is misplaced the result is not only disappointing, but for some it can be devastating. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen”. This scripture concerning ‘hope properly placed’ is saying that faith in the proper authority will bring about the things hoped for. But what about hope that is misplaced?

In politics, citizens are somewhat at the mercy of those in authority in government, those who so easily make promises to their constituents. If history could prove that the politicians who make promises always follow through and keep them, I would heartily endorse placing some level of hope for a better government in the actions of politicians.

But as the title of this article states, Politics is about Lies, Deceptions and Misplaced Hope. Anyone who still believes that politicians are intent on keeping their political promises is suffering from a bad case of “Misplaced Hope” (compare to delusion). One politician from the past stated the truth perfectly: “For those looking for security, be forewarned, there is nothing more insecure than a political promise” (Harry Browne, Libertarian Party candidate for POTUS, 1996 and 2000).

When you see political maneuvering, bloviating and what seems to be discord and arguments between the Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress, remember that we are only witnesses to what appears to be a war between them but Sun Tsu famously said that “all war is deception”. The maneuvering, arguments, discord and bloviating are merely deception and lies designed to distract us and keep us from seeing what is transpiring in the shadows where the true evil lives and functions.

I know this will be very difficult for many to hear and accept but nothing positive ever comes from politics; it never has,  and almost nothing good ever comes through any politician.

Most of the politicians in the US government today appear to have sold their souls to Satan, and will, in most cases, make all their political decisions exactly as they are commanded.  After all, they now answer NOT to the American people, but to their true masters, those who have for decades planned the demise of the American way, the end of our freedoms and  the utter destruction of the United States of America.

To repeat, hope, when placed correctly, is a wonderful thing, but any hope that a politician, ANY politician, will ever return the US government to a truly representative one, and will Make America Great Again, is a seriously misplaced hope, a delusion.

It is time to wake up and KNOW the truth: Politicians have always sold out those whom they are supposed to represent; the ‘sell out’ continues and, in fact, is worsening day by day. Please, please, PLEASE do NOT place any trust and hope in the promises of a politician. That misplaced hope will not bring any positive results, and you will be disappointed.

The only true hope for anyone is in Jesus Christ!

Blessings! And Maranatha!

budaroo@twc.com

©Bud Hancock. All rights reserved.

Gaslighting is No Small Matter

When politicized medical absurdities are accepted as medical science, atrocities are committed in the name of science. Changing the names of things does not change the objective reality of that thing, it changes the minds and hearts of individuals responding to that thing. So, when parents surrender their authority and common sense to the “experts,” and are convinced that biological sex is fluid and gender is a choice (absurdities), the parents commit atrocities against their children with the help of their doctors and therapists who are ideologues, not doctors or therapists.

If parents understood that this is psychological warfare, they would be empowered to hold onto their common sense, their authority, and protect their precious children. They would reject any ideology that denies objective reality, because its purpose is destruction. Bertrand Russell articulated the plan in 1952 in his book The Impact of Science on Society:

Education should aim at destroying free will so that pupils thus schooled, will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Influences of the home are obstructive; and in order to condition students, verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. . . . It is for a future scientist to make these maxims precise and to discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. – Bertrand Russell

We are at the tipping point of psychological warfare in society. If men and women are convinced that being a man or a woman is a choice, not a biological reality, then society has been convinced that snow is black. If that happens, then society is no longer moored to objective reality, and has embraced the realm subjective reality. In that state of unreality, any opposition will be eliminated either by lawfare or by force. Society will have willfully accepted insanity as its foundation – precisely as Bertrand Russell and his globalist social engineers planned.

The very old New World Order posited by Klaus Schwab and his conspirators at WEF are using Bertrand Russell’s book as a manual. To “build back better” one must destroy what exists. Destroying buildings and politicizing our institutions are deflectors. The actual target is the American mind, and the minds of our children and grandchildren. Psychological warfare will bring down America – not bullets or bombs. The globalist strategic goal of collapsing America from within, uses asymmetric psychological warfare tactics to achieve its goals. If parents and grandparents surrender to this madness, they are surrendering our precious American freedom to the totalitarian globalist enemy, and globalism’s binary sociopolitical infrastructure of rulers and ruled – the very old New World Order on a planetary scale.

Space is no longer the final frontier–––reality is.” Linda Goudsmit, The Collapsing American Family p.247

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Double Standard Explained

Double Standard Explained

If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend [give away] trillions more, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhone’s, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage, you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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Ronald Reagan said, “Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason.”

Supposedly when Albert Einstein was asked “is there a limit to intelligence”, he responded ‘yes, but there is no limit to stupidity’

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Thanksgiving on the Chopping Block?

The left seems to be dismantling Western Civilization, and in particular Christian contributions to it, one step at a time. Now, Thanksgiving, a wonderful American holiday, is on the chopping block among some.

For example, Campus Reform reports: “University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) removed ‘Thanksgiving Closure’ from its calendar in place of ‘Fall Break’ at the alleged urging of a university professor.”

It was a professor of Alaska Native Languages. He wrote, “We are not a white Christian organization, we are a university.” He said it was time for “decolonizing Thanksgiving.”

The school agreed with him and sent out this talking point: “We believe that University breaks should respect all peoples…We used to have Christmas Break and Easter Break but changed those many years ago to Winter break and Spring Break.”

This is not uncommon today. Foxnews.com reports (11/21/22) that many schools and media sources are trying to erase Thanksgiving because of woke ideology.

They state: “This week, millions of Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, eating a good meal and watching football. But a creeping vilification of the popular holiday has spread across media outlets and schools, claiming that Thanksgiving is about ‘genocide’ and ‘imperialism.’”

The article quotes a Native American activist who said on MSNBC last year: “Instead of bringing stuffing and biscuits, those settlers brought genocide and violence.”

This common talking point among the left isn’t true—but that doesn’t seem to stop the woke from constantly using it. It’s ironic because Thanksgiving shows what happened when people of different cultures sit down and celebrate together. The left always pretends to celebrate diversity. But the original Thanksgiving, which they hate, was a celebration involving true diversity.

In my film for Providence Forum, “The Pilgrims,” we feature some guests who showed how the original Thanksgiving celebration in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts provided a good example of people with different backgrounds and cultures breaking bread in harmony.

One guest was William Wrestling Brewster, the great-grandson (by nine generations) of Elder William Brewster, who was the de facto pastor of the Pilgrims in Plymouth.

Brewster the younger said of those early days in Plymouth: “There’s really three entities. There’s the Pilgrims, there’s the Strangers, and then there’s the Native Americans. And they needed to learn how to get along and in a cohesive nature when they came here.”

The Strangers were hired hands of the Pilgrims. They were Englishmen who were sympathetic to the idea of a Bible-based colony, but they weren’t directly a part of the Pilgrim congregation. Two very famous Strangers were Miles Standish, their armed guard, and John Alden, the barrel-maker.

Even after a devastating winter in which half of their number had died, by the time of harvest in the fall of 1621, the permanency of the Plymouth settlement was becoming clear. So the Pilgrims set aside time to thank God for His help. And they invited their new friends, the Indians, to celebrate with them. Earlier the Pilgrims and Indians had made a treaty of peace that would last more than half a century.

In later eras, European settlers, as well as Americans, mistreated Native-Americans in grave miscarriages of justice. But in doing so, they were not at all following the example of the Pilgrims.

Rev. Billy Falling, a Native-American minister and author, was a guest in our documentary. He said, “The Pilgrims did have good relations with the Indians. The Pilgrims were kind to the Indians, they showed them love, they showed them compassion, they showed them the godly way to live.”

Falling told me: “As a Native American, I thank God for the Europeans that brought us the Gospel and brought us Western Civilization. Native Americans were just as pagan as the rest of the world. They practiced cannibalism, they practiced devil worship, they practiced slavery, they practiced polygamy, they practiced all the sins of the flesh that the rest of the world practiced.”

Falling added, “It’s hard today to find a ‘sweat’ where, as a Native American, you can go inside and smoke out your sins; but it’s easy to find Native Americans in any congregation in the United States, worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ because of the Europeans. And I thank God for that.”

George Washington was the president to declare a national day of Thanksgiving, in which he said, “[I]t is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

President Lincoln made Thanksgiving an annual holiday—during the bleak days of the Civil War.

Thanksgiving is a rich American holiday and should not be jettisoned because of today’s politically correct professors and media pundits.

©Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

Give Thanks for the Rule of Law

Let us give thanks for small favors.  Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot reversed course and will once again prosecute misdemeanor thefts of necessary items between $100 and $750.  This may not sound like a big deal, but it’s a victory over the progressive prosecutors – the Soros DAs, a group that includes Creuzot – who have been busy dismantling the criminal justice system in dozens of localities across the country.

Creuzot said he ended the policy not to prosecute these thefts because, he claimed, data shows the policy had no effect on crime, one way or the other.  The nonprosecution policy, also implemented by progressive prosecutors elsewhere, is straight out of the abolitionist playbook.  ‘Abolitionists’ are far-left crazies who want to abolish all police, criminal courts, and prisons.  Like them, Creuzot believes in ‘decriminalizing poverty’ and ‘ending mass incarceration’, attitudes which led him to stop prosecuting misdemeanor theft.  He also stopped prosecuting criminal trespass and misdemeanor marijuana cases.

In April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and state Attorney General Ken Paxton sent Creuzot a letter that hit the nail on the head, making the point I’ve made many times that progressive prosecutors are not authorized or entitled to tear up criminal statutes duly passed by their state legislatures.  The letter states:

Reform is one thing. Actions that abandon the rule of law and that could promote lawlessness are altogether different. Texas law gives criminal district attorneys the duty to enforce the laws the Legislature writes…  It grants no power to criminal district attorneys to categorically rewrite the law. Constitutionally, ‘reforming’ state law is the province of the Legislature.

Exactly, and not just in Texas.  The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted last week to impeach progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for, among other things, his refusal to prosecute prostitution and retail theft.  He also fired 30 experienced prosecutors.  The consequences of Krasner’s insane policies are a sky-high murder rate, ubiquitous shootings on public transportation and near schools and, because of increasing retail theft, numerous businesses leaving the city.  The impeachment vote is a first step in a process that could remove Krasner from office.

The progressive prosecutor in Baltimore asked the court to give an armed robber first offender treatment that could result in a clean record.  The robber was set free and went on to shoot and kill a sheriff’s deputy.

Another thing to be thankful for is the fact resistance to the Soros DAs is growing and getting better organized.  You might remember that progressive prosecutor Chesa Boudin was recalled in San Francisco earlier this year.  A progressive candidate just lost her race for a district attorney’s spot in Arizona.  A new group, formed to fight progressive prosecutors at the ballot box, helped defeat a number of them around the country in the recent elections.

Good.  The progressive prosecutors are trying to tear down the Rule of Law, tear down the economy, tear down the criminal justice system, and sow chaos throughout the land so people will clamor for left-wing authoritarians to keep them safe.

So let us give thanks and hope the trend against them continues.

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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NBC Finally Reports Body Cam Footage Shows Paul Pelosi Opened Door For Police Before Alleged Attack

Another right wing conspiracy is today’s legacy news.  We are under a most powerful, dangerous domestic threat – Democrats and their axis of control in media, education, entertainment etc. Make no mistake, this is election rigging, as well.

NBC: Body Cam Footage Shows Paul Pelosi Opened Door For Police Before Alleged Attack

By: Tyler Durden, Nov 19, 2022:

The official narrative on the Paul Pelosi attack purported by Democrats and the mainstream media makes zero sense.  You don’t have to be a “conspiracy theorist” to recognize there were multiple contradictory accounts from the Department of Justice vs. local police and even some reports from journalists.

In fact, NBC suspended one of its own correspondents, Miguel Almaguer, after he reported that on the night of the supposed attack at the Pelosi home in San Francisco that Paul Pelosi actually opened the door when police knocked, seemingly in normal health, and then walked away from the officers to talk to the alleged assailant David Depape, when Depape attacked him.  This report led many to suggest that Pelosi and Depape somehow knew each other.

A media firestorm ensued along with denials from the DOJ, which detailed a completely different version of events in which the police officers opened the door themselves and found Pelosi struggling with Depape who had injured him with a hammer.  NBC dropped Almaguer after many called his report “bizarre.”

As it turns out, Miguel Almaguer was right.  NBC now reports that police body cam footage has been made available to some media outlets and the footage clearly shows Paul Pelosi opening the door for police in seemingly perfect health.  This contradicts the DOJ report on the attack and suggests a potential cover-up. 

NBC is forced to retract their earlier assertions that the Paul Pelosi open door event was unfounded.  Why?  Because they have to.  Eventually the police body cam footage will make it out into the public sphere for everyone to see, and NBC is front-running their own false reports.  However, they do suggest that “it doesn’t really matter” who opened the door to the Pelosi home, and that Paul Pelosi’s actions don’t support the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the attack.

If that is the case, then why would the DOJ lie?  Surely, they have seen the same body cam footage.  If there is no conspiracy, then why is there an attempted coverup?

NBC has never had a problem editorializing news stories in the past and presenting biased opinions as evidence, yet suddenly now they pretend as if they have journalistic integrity?  It is incumbent upon journalists to present what they think are the facts to the general public, but they are also required to investigate potential false accounts and false information in order to separate truth from lies.  In the case of the attack on Paul Pelosi, NBC and other outlets clearly do not want to dig deeper.

Now that the midterm elections are over it would appear that the “MAGA attacker” story no longer serves any purpose.  The Democrats conjured their own conspiracy theory first – The claim that right-wing “extremists” are a threat to “democracy” and that the Pelosi attack proves it.  There is no evidence to support this claim.  There is, though, evidence to support the theory that Pelosi was familiar with Depape and his behavior indicates familiarity.

No person under threat of being beaten with a hammer by a home intruder is going to move closer to the violent stranger instead of running towards the police.  This does not happen, it’s nonsense.

What is likely to take place as this case develops?  A media blackout on the story, much like we have witnessed with multiple cases in the past few years that make the political left look bad (the Waukesha massacre by BLM supporter Darrell Brooks comes to mind).  Details will probably emerge which further contradict the official narrative but they will be buried and ignored.  The leftists will continue to label any suspicions as “conspiracy” as they hope and pray the general public completely forgets and moves on to other distractions.

AUTHOR

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59 Years Ago Today, This Young Couple Was Waiting to See the President

Going through a box of memorabilia from family and friends recently, I found two letters. (The story you’re about to read is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent.) On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, a young married professional in Dallas wrote to his parents. After discussing some recently purchased furniture, he added off-handedly:

In about three hours from now the President and his party will pass in front of our office. It is raining and the city is out with street washers washing it off and people out in the rain picking up paper. It is really comical. Laura has a Doctor’s appointment this morning and then she is coming by here and we are going to lunch. Aaron is going to meet us for lunch. Laura wants to go over to the Trade Mart for lunch so that she can see Jackie. I don’t know how much we will be able to see but I guess we will go over.

If it had kept raining, the 35th president of the United States would not have been riding in an open car. But the skies cleared up, and the program went on as planned.

This young man followed up with another letter on Nov. 23, 1963:

Dear Mother and Dad:

I am sure that you as well as we and the rest of the country find it hard to believe what happened yesterday.

Laura and I had gone to the Marriott Motel across from the Trade Mart to have a sandwich before going over to the Trade Mart to hear Kennedy. We had just paid the check and were walking out when we saw the two Presidential limousines pass the front of the Trade Mart. This was the route that they were to take and he was to enter the side door of the Trade Mart. I told Laura that they certainly were going pretty fast. We actually could not tell what had happened or if anything was wrong.

We went into the Trade Mart and most of the people were seated for the banquet. A friend of mine came up to me and told me the President had been shot. As most people would have thought we took it as a joke. We began to tell that he was serious and then someone came up with a radio. The people in the banquet area still had not heard the news and they were still playing music. We had been informed by a policeman that we would not be able to leave until the President left. I told Laura at the time that this was the time to get out before they announced it to the crowd. We got out and headed for the car.

There is more. Read the rest here.

AUTHOR

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The bitter global harvest of outlawing motherhood

‘Parenthood is sublime. It is the greatest and most transcendent of human achievements.’


According to the best guesses of those tracking the population of the world, last week the world passed a major milestone: the 8 billionth person was born on earth. The global population is projected to continue rising for the next few decades, and then a population decline—perhaps a precipitous one—is expected to begin.

This decline is coming because, on average, women are having fewer babies. The decades-long drop in fertility is precipitated by many factors including China’s forced one-child policy which has significantly impacted global population.

In the days before the one-child policy, the Chinese phrase for announcing “I’m pregnant,” was “I have happiness.” This sentiment changed, however, when becoming pregnant became a crime—a crime you could be socially punished, openly shamed, and physically assaulted for. By targeting and abusing women, the Chinese government got what it wanted: fewer people. But China also got something else it may not have anticipated: a nation of women who do not want children.

China now sees itself slipping toward economic collapse due to too few young workers to support the ageing population. Government forces are trying frantically to encourage women to have babies. But it may be too late to undo what they have done to motherhood.

But what have they done, exactly?

You reap what you sow

After years of being told that childbearing is unnecessary, socially inappropriate, and in some cases criminal, young women began to believe it. A recent article by He Huifeng highlights the issue. She says, “Many of China’s Gen Z women are looking to break free from the shackles of marriage and children, to live for themselves.” She says that for these young women, “Winning at life does not necessarily involve getting married or having children, no matter how much their parents and the government want them to.”

One woman He cites says life is more about “living for yourself” and says she does not think the presence of a husband or child could help her be successful. One advertising director, Liu Xin, told He, “‘Live for yourself’ has become a go-to advertising campaign that many brands use to lure female consumers, since a large number of women under the age of 35 only want to please themselves in terms of consumption and lifestyles … They want to have an easy life.”

Liu explains further, “Actually, ‘lying flat’ is prevalent among young women, not only in terms of work but also in respect to marriage and children.” According to He, “Lying flat, or tang ping, represents the mindset of literally lying down instead of being a productive member of society. Rather than striving to study hard, buy a home, or even start a family, many young people are rejecting it all to ‘lie flat.’”

After years of living as only children, having their fertility forcibly suppressed, and being told that children are a bane to be avoided like the plague—in concert with increasing economic resources—the situation seems to have given birth to a new kind of woman. A self-serving, self-focused woman who does not see herself as a unique and powerful giver and commander of life, but as a cog in the wheel of humanity who has only her own ease to consider. Of course, many childless women are motivated more by economic concerns than by self-seeking; this can also be tracked back largely to the intentional development of a society that values public work over private family-based service.

Returning to ancient wisdom

“Lying flat” and rejecting a life course that includes responsibility, work, managing stress, planning, and sacrifice—a life course that many would call “growing up”—is not just a problem for Chinese youth. We see a similar phenomenon in America and elsewhere. Why?

Though complex, the reasons are likely similar. While women’s fertility has not been forcibly suppressed through forced abortion and forced contraception in America, the free-for-all sexual climate and the push to climb the corporate ladder has urged women to the abortionist’s table, cheered on by a chorus of voices invoking the same noxious idea that was planted in the minds of young Chinese women: “babies are burdens.” This not only curbed the birth of babies but turned women’s minds away from the next generation that might have followed in their footsteps, and instead focused their minds inward.

The pervasive “live for yourself” mantra is in direct conflict with both the ancient Chinese wisdom of Confucius and the teachings of Jesus, which are both summed up nicely by Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Once a mindset of living only for oneself is deeply ingrained in a culture and in the souls of young women and men in it, how can a change from selfishness to selflessness be precipitated?

Once parenthood is relegated to the realm of things distasteful, unrewarding, and loathsome how can it be made appealing again? Or can it?

Erica Komisar, an American psychoanalyst, says, “Many of the young adults I treat who are ambivalent about becoming parents feel they were burdens to their overstressed working parents … They lack any reminiscence of a joyful childhood experience during which their parents prioritized them.”

Commenting on the falling birthrate she says, “What we fail to realize is that the desire to have and to care for children comes from feeling that we as children were desired and cared for, and that we were a priority to our parents … The declining birth rate is … a failure of society to value nurturing and family above all else and to model our joy in parenting to the next generation.”

Valuing nurturing and family above all else

If a major failure of the maturing generations is failing to value family above all else and failing to model joy in parenting, then perhaps a winning strategy is to start there: to talk freely and frequently about how raising children is—in aggregate—a prime asset, not just a time-consuming liability.

Chinese influencer Shen Jiake observes that for policies aimed at increasing the birth rate to be effective they must make young women feel as though their quality of life will be improved more by having children than by not having them. The fact that children make life more joyful (if also more rigorous) used to be largely self-evident, but no more.

American writer and mother Bethany Mandel says this is precisely where we must begin. She says those who know the joy of parenting must confront the false narrative that “motherhood is where dreams and hopes and ambitions go to die. Children are dream crushers. Something to be avoided.” And perhaps it is not as much an uphill battle as it appears.

Mandel says, “Here’s the secret: Talking about the joys of parenthood isn’t just some slick spin to get people to produce more human capital. No, it’s the truth. There is no higher joy, no greater euphoria, no more thrilling or exalted accomplishment than bringing a unique soul, all their own, into the world and orienting them toward virtue.”

Mandel continues, “[H]ow we depict life with children…sets a tone that influences whether the next generation continues the great unbroken chain. We must communicate this reality when we talk about parenthood both online and in person. Parenthood is sublime. It is the greatest and most transcendent of human achievements. This isn’t sugarcoating, this isn’t hyperbole, it’s just truth telling. And we need more of it.”

I concur. It seems the very future of the world depends upon it.

China berated and victimized mothers for 40 years. The West has been debasing, mocking, and marginalizing them for even longer. It’s time for more truth-telling. It’s time to let the secret out in grand fashion that having new little people to care for, to trust you, to teach you, to make you fall down laughing and to adore you beyond your wildest dreams—despite the diapers and the long hours—is the very finest life has to offer.

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Kimberly Ells

Kimberly Ells is the author of The Invincible Family: Why the Global Campaign to Crush Motherhood and Fatherhood Can’t Win. Visit Invincible… More by Kimberly Ells

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FREEDOM MINUTE: Biden is the real threat to ‘democracy’

Our country’s Founders had a central preoccupation: prevent abusive government. They crafted a constitution with a system of checks and balances to guarantee God-given individual rights, prevent the concentration of federal power that would threaten them and repose authority in representatives closest, and, therefore accountable, to the people.

The Biden administration is systematically wrecking this arrangement. It is ruling with sweeping executive orders, weaponizing law enforcement and otherwise a bridging personal freedom and making international commitments without popular mandates that threaten worse in the future.

Consider Team Biden’s agreement at the G-20 meeting last week to institute a digital vaccine passport system to control international travel. Inevitably, this will translate into new mandates for vaccinations and documentation here, too. Learn more about the coming Digital Gulag at a webinar this afternoon at StopVaxPassports.org.

Will the new Republican House save our freedoms – and Republic?

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy.

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America’s Silence In The Face of Tyranny

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.” —  John Locke

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) asserts that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press.” —  Thomas Jefferson

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.  It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” —  Thomas Jefferson

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the Republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” —  George Washington


Americans were built with an inner strength, a strength that fought for independence and liberty for seven long years.  The end of conflict came only after British forces were removed from Charleston and Savannah in late 1782.  The future often looked bleak, but by the grace of God, the American patriots fought on and won.

Where is that inner strength today?  Have we lost it?  Have we grown too fat and lazy to even pay attention to the tyrannical moves of the federal and state governments?  I’m afraid this is the case, combined with the elimination of academic education replaced with Pavlovian dog training, Skinnerian conditioning and communist propaganda.

Our Constitution means nothing to the majority of people whose education failed to teach them our God given rights and freedoms, those very freedoms which blessed the birth of this once great nation.

Trampled Rights

The first amendment in our Bill of Rights grants five freedoms.  It protects speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest in the world.  However, over time, and especially during the C-19 years, these unalienable rights were sacrificed “for our safety” by our federal and state governments. Fear and subjugation went hand in hand to squelch any rebellion against the tyrants while those precious God given rights were trampled into dust.

The only protest we saw was the January 6th, 2020 Capitol Hill protest, and we all suspect/know the FBI was involved despite their denials. Those who were peacefully attending are now spending their lives in a dungeon of hell and the US Constitution’s protections are once again trampled to dust.  I’ll admit it was foolish to go into the Capitol, but the doors were opened to them and President Trump’s request for national guard presence was denied by Nancy Pelosi.

Compare January 6th 2020 to the recent runoff election in Brazil.  Over three million Brazilians protested election fraud and are still out every day protesting.  Bolsonaro’s Party has moved to annul the election since the results could not be validated.  The people know electoral fraud was committed by Communist convicted criminal Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Silent Republicans

All we heard from them were promises while they were running for office.  But no one has mentioned vote fraud other than those who, almost two weeks later, are still doing recounts.  Ever wonder why only Democrats succeed in winning the recounts or runoffs?  And they are the biggest election fraud deniers, along with their comrades in mainstream media.

Kari Lake, Arizona gubernatorial candidate, is still fighting the election fraud where she was ahead and after days of recounts, Katie Hobbs allegedly wins.

Hershel Walker, Georgia’s Republican Senatorial candidate is in a runoff on December 6th with Raphael Warnock.  It concerns me that those who are shilling for Hershel are not true patriots. Americans for Prosperity is a Koch organization. Then there’s Nikki Haley and she’s a World Economic Forum member. Former Speaker, Newt Gingrich who voted years ago for the UN gun grab, and several other folks most refer to as RINOs, want you to send Hershel more money.  This includes the RNC who won’t stop emailing or calling me.  I hope Hershel wins and he is not beholden to these people.

However, in Lawrence Sellin’s recent article, he exposes the Chinese connection in the Georgia runoff.  He writes, A November 15, 2022 article entitled “U.S. midterm elections:

Georgia’s “play-in” to determine the final Senate map – How Chinese can seize the critical moment,” published on the Chinese language website of the BBC, described how the Chinese in Georgia are organizing to defeat Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker in the upcoming run-off election.

According to that BBC article, Xiao Yu, who has helped several Chinese people run for office in Georgia and organized Chinese electioneering in the 2020 presidential election, is mobilizing Chinese to participate in the second round of the ballot in support of Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock.

So, the Chinese Communist Party is helping the Stalinist Democrats to win in Georgia, and probably many other states.

And we’re learning our overseas military are being deprived of their valid votes.

A shocking testimony reported by Gateway Pundit reveals democrats were stealing overseas and military ballots from Michigan, Georgia and now Arizona too.  The ballots were tampered with and all looked like Xerox copies. Proof doesn’t sway the fraud deniers.

George Soros, with the help of his Democrat Party comrades, has financed campaigns of left-wing district attorneys, and he succeeded in installing leftist prosecutors in major cities. Money was spread nationwide to Democrat Party candidates, and most won.

There are five representatives in the House who consistently vote with the Constitution, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massey, Paul Gosar, Al Rosendale and Chip Roy.  Those are the five members who have a freedom index of 100% every year.  There are several members with 97s and 93s, but they should all be 100% all the time.

In the Senate, Rand Paul (KY), and Mike Lee consistently receive 100%.  Senator Ron Johnson (WI) came close to losing his seat in this month’s election, but thankfully he won.  Blackburn and Hagerty in TN, Lummis in WY, Cruz in TX, and Braun in IN, all come in at the 93% level.  The rest are lower and many are at 0%, meaning they always vote against the document they took an oath to uphold.

Abridging States’ Rights

Twelve Republican Senators joined the Democrats and voted for the Respect for Marriage Act.  HR 8404, which passed the House of Representatives in July, “provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages,” repealing provisions that define marriage as between a man and a woman. Sens. Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC) Shelley Capito (WV), Susan Collins (ME), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Dan Sullivan (AK), Thom Tillis (NC), Joni Ernst (IA), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Todd Young (IN).

“Make no mistake,” Alliance Defending Freedom President Kristen Waggoner warned, “this bill will be used by officials and activists to punish and ruin those who do not share the government’s view on marriage.”

Once again, marriage, abortion, slander and libel, and so many other federal grabs at legislation, belong only to the states. The federal government overstepped their bounds and trampled the Constitution they took an oath to defend.

Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution lays out the enumerated powers of the federal government.  The feds have overstepped their limited powers and forced them upon the states, time and again.  The 10th Amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Socialists and Communists

In 2019, Trevor Loudon supplied a list of socialists and communists in our Congress.  He believed then that about 100 members of the House would struggle to pass a low- level security test.  He named a number of them, all democrats, including Tulsi Gabbard.

While the Democrat Party has long exhibited Stalinist actions and overt tendencies, the Republican Party isn’t far behind.  Many Americans refer to Republicans as Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), but I would have to disagree. The majority of Republicans are very similar to their buddies across the aisle. Other than a handful of Constitutional Republicans, the rest do little to stop the onslaught of communism; we’ve seen that time and again.  So, what are they?  They’re slow Marxists, not full-blown Stalinists like the Democrats, but more like Leon Trotsky, a Russian Marxist revolutionary who believed that the slow implementation of Marxist doctrine would succeed in achieving the goal and the citizenry would accept it.

This is the reason so many of them fought against Donald Trump in 2016 and throughout his presidency, and most likely the reason they joined in election fraud denial when it was so very obvious that 2020 was outright skullduggery.

Trump 2024

Trump declares his candidacy for 2024.

President Trump, why bother running again? Vote fraud is now rampant! They’ll never let you win.  My friend Christine commented, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It isn’t fair to Trump’s supporters or the rest of the country to continue this charade.”

Number one, we want an apology for Operation Warp Speed Death jabs, the millions of deaths and the adverse effects they have caused.  We want the enemies of freedom, who caused this evil, exposed and charged.  Their demand for amnesty should be met with two words, and it ain’t, “Let’s Dance.”

Secondly, if you believe that the election won’t be stolen after the last three were stolen, (yes, 2018 was stolen too, and you know about 2020 and 2022) you are full of hot air and that’s being kind.  We all know it, why don’t you?  Unless our elections go back to one vote for one man, we are finished.  You won’t make any difference to them; they’ll destroy you from both sides of the aisle and steal the votes for other republicans as well.

Why don’t you spend two years and work with good people to help change the laws back to what our founders intended (one man, one vote) instead of the obvious cheating we’ve seen over and over again that no one does anything about. Then you’d help the country regain her righteousness.

Do you hear our people?

I did not support Kari Lake, but hoped she’d win against Hobbs, obviously vote fraud is still rampant across the country, and especially in Arizona’s Maricopa County.

Few protested over Covid, most donned the masks, stayed in their houses, lost their businesses while big box stores gained trillions.

No one complained when communists from Antifa and BLM torched and destroyed cities and federal buildings to the tune of billions in damages. And the Insurrection Act was never used because you, President Trump, listened to your Deep State advisors.

No one complained about the 2018 election fraud when republicans went to bed believing they’d won and days or weeks later, after recounts, they lost.

No one complained about the massive 2020 election fraud, and nothing was done.

Now, no one is complaining about the theft of another election in 2022.

Fix it first!  Don’t put us through this insanity again!

Nancy Pelosi is Out

By a very small majority, the Republicans regained the House.  However, so many of them are left of center, I don’t believe it will make much difference.

As for Kevin McCarthy, he should never become Speaker of the House.  He used FTX cash to defeat conservatives in 2022.  He funded a “secretive,” anti-MAGA campaign within the GOP to protect his establishment speaker ambitions.

Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is the former House Freedom Caucus Chairman, and he’s not so certain that McCarthy is the right man for the job.

Biggs believes that McCarthy may not be a strong enough candidate for the party, “He’s back-pedaled on things like impeachment. In some ways, that indicates a willingness to be weakening the oversight authority that we need to have, and the leverage points we need to have in order to deal with a Democrat president.”

I hope Congressman Biggs launches a challenge against McCarthy and wins.

It’s about time we had a true patriot leading the House.

Worthless Dollars

We’ve called the two parties the uni-party for a long time, and for good reason.

More money is now wanted for the fascists in Ukraine, while our own country is circling the drain and inflation has skyrocketed.  How much confidence do you have that republicans will vote it down?

The White House is asking Congress for $37.7 Billion in new Ukraine aid which would bring total US spending on the war to about $105 billion.

Then they’ll want money for Taiwan. The printing presses are spewing out more and more worthless dollars as American’s suffer higher and higher prices.  And who is getting rich off it?  Ponzi scheme!

Mac Slavo writes that the US is going to attempt to quickly arm Taiwan as the “China Threat” grows.  But with Biden in the back pocket of Xi Jinping, who knows.

Conclusion

Where are my fellow Americans?  Crickets!  Time to take lessons from Brazil.

Our citizens don’t write, call or email their reps.  And if those reps don’t hear any noise from the people, they’ll keep doing what makes them rich and to hell with the unwashed masses who just want to be left alone.

Our founders paid dearly for our nation’s independence.  What are we willing to do to save her?

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