What That Gallup Poll Actually Found: Democrats Don’t Like America

The headlines were all screaming that Americans’ pride in being American is at an all-time low. The narrative being, of course, that it was the terrible orange man in the White House that ruined everything.

But goodness, if only someone in the media would read (and report) the poll numbers. Because that is not the story at all.

The truth according to the poll itself is that Democrats’ pride in being an American is at an all-time low of 22 percent. More specifically, 22 percent are “extremely proud.” When combined with “very proud” — a second option in the Gallup Poll — it gets up to a still measly 51 percent.

Republican “extreme pride” remains a robust 76 percent. When combined with “very proud” it is an almost unanimous 95 percent.

Even Independents are about twice as proud of America as Democrats: 41 percent are “extremely proud” while the total when including “very proud” comes to 67 percent.

These numbers are rather astounding, and undergird the critique that an awful lot of Democrats do not like this country — and undergird with Democrats own answers.

Some will disclaim that this is only because a Republican is in the White House and that when a Democrat is president, Republican pride falls. Nope.

Actually, it’s only Democrats who seem to fluctuate based on who is president. When Obama was elected to office in 2008, Democrat “extreme pride” was 45 percent — still rather pathetic, but twice what it is today. But Republican “extreme pride” was 78 percent — essentially exactly what it is today.

Republicans are almost universally proud to be American. Democrats, according to their own answers to the pollsters, are just not. When you look at the rhetoric used and the policies being promoted, you see the truth in this.

Gallup’s headline is clickbait. “American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System.” This is what the media ran with. But it was Democrats’ pride that hit a new low. And the “political system” was a separate question from overall pride in the country.

But Gallup’s narrative at the bottom finally tells the actual story:

“The latest overall declines in patriotism are largely driven by Democrats, whose self-reported pride has historically been lower and has fluctuated more than Republicans’. Democrats’ latest 22% extreme pride reading is the group’s lowest in Gallup’s 19 years of measurement, and is half of what it was several months before Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory.

For their part, most Republicans have remained extremely proud of their country, and the latest 76% reading is just 10 points below the high recorded in 2003. Even when Barack Obama was in office, Republicans’ extreme pride never fell below 68%.”

Large numbers of Democrats, close to a majority, simply do not like America by their own admission. Republicans almost unanimously do.

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Democrats Finally Oppose Border Crossing

And so finally the Democrats are opposing the border crossing but not Mexico, instead the DMZ in North Korea!

I mentioned this way back when President Trump first met with Kim Jong Un, that North Korea has been a deep state controlled op for about six decades. What President Trump is actually doing, is freeing North Korea from the clutches of the deep state. Iran will be next and perhaps later Cuba and others as well. The world is being realigned as the un-rigging is now well underway. Seems the ruling elite and their previous puppet globalists Presidents, with their long sought after goal of a tyrannical global police state, has met it’s match; Trump and the Patriots. It’s a new day dawning!

The deep state likes to keep the world at war with the US leading the way. They work with the central banking system and the private for profit Federal Reserve (of which Trump is unofficially controlling now-wait until next year!). They fund both sides of every war taking in not only financial gains, but also control over people and regions in order to meet their goals of planetary domination. Kim Jong Un has been given the choice to remain under the control of the old guard and remain isolated from the world with its brutal dictatorship rule and its people starving to death, or to come aboard with the new guard and have a chance to restructure its country, economy and form of governing and begin over years to come, to enter the global marketplace in terms of trade and so on.

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Oh yeah, and the threat that the deep state used to empower North Korea in terms of nuclear threats from the “rocket man”, you know that nuclear war that Trump was going to usher in as foretold by Clinton and the fake news media back in 2016? Well this has turned out to be the complete opposite. Just as the Muller witch hunt. Well how abut them apples! Screw you, we have had enough.

Thank God and thank you President Trump. We are winning. And the de-class is barely even gotten underway. Vote Trump. Get other unregistered Republicans to do the same as though your life depended on it. Why?  Because it does.

The Alternative Secret History of the World

Excuse me while I question your patriotism, progressive comrades. The Fourth of July is coming and you will not be celebrating it — not with the same thoughts and emotions as the rest of your countrymen. If you have been undermining this country for most of the year, why should this day be different?

A critical look at history always helps if it is based on objective reality and an understanding that our age, just like any historical age, is only a flight of stairs in an endless stairwell leading us up, away from barbarism, towards civilization. Trying to cut corners will only bring you down.

Another sure thing to bring you down is the multiculturalist idea that “up” and “down” are morally equal. If that were true, nobody would have risen above his surroundings, because going down is easier and more natural. But humans are different from the rest of the physical world in that in a free state we tend to go up. Moving upwards is in our nature. Leave us to our own devices and watch. “Up” is where we go to pursue happiness – in more ways than one. That brings us back to the Fourth of July and the different ways to look at it.

The history that we know does not corroborate anti-American talking points. Could there perhaps be some hidden version of history that we don’t know? An alternative secret history of the world from which the “progressive” activists, journalists, and politicians draw their talking points? Social criticism implies the existence of an alternative. We never hear much about the alternative to American history or, for that matter, a hypothetical world history without the United States.

The Alternative Secret History of the World According to the Liberal Left

“Prior to July 4, 1776, not a single person in the world starved, got sick, worked hard for a living, or experienced any pain nor anxiety.”With so many zealots simmering in the anti-American melting pot of “progress,” one might think they had already cooked some shared historical narrative in which anti-Americanism actually makes sense and the entire Leftist agenda doesn’t appear so absurd. What is it?

Most “progressive” critics either don’t think that far, or they don’t have the guts to give their views a full exposure. So let’s do it for them. Let’s connect the dots with logical lines and reconstruct a historical narrative that would validate all the liberal bumper stickers.

Prior to July 4, 1776, not a single person in the world starved, got sick, worked hard for a living, or experienced any pain and anxiety. No one had ever been oppressed or unfairly exploited because the oppressive and unfair American system had not yet been created.

Since the beginning of time employment had been equally guaranteed to anyone who cared to work, along with an equal pay of exactly $1,000 a week regardless of outcome, occupation, or the geographical area. All work was equally pleasant and enjoyable. Those who chose not to work also received $1,000 a week in unemployment compensation and Union benefits. Other guaranteed people’s rights included the right to housing and free universal health care, as well as the right to 100% literacy through federally funded public education.

People never heard of wars, crime, corruption, slavery, torture, murder, cannibalism, and man-made hurricanes. Peace and harmony reigned supreme because the concepts of greed, selfishness, and private property had not yet been invented by the American corporate interests and maliciously spread around the world as part of the American cultural hegemony.

Each person in that ideal world practiced his or her own peaceful spirituality, worshipping Earth, Nature, and the Sacred Feminine, while honoring the spiritual traditions of everyone else. Benevolent chieftains dispensed benefits to their subjects to each according to their needs, making sure that ethnic and sexual minorities were equally and proportionally represented in all spheres of public life. Habeas Corpus was the law of the land, along with Exit Strategy and Geneva Conventions.

Family planning, effective birth control, and early sex education ensured that every family had exactly 2.2 children per household, which prevented overpopulation and famine. Commerce, travel, and international trade were uncommon; everyone lived and died within not more than a five-mile distance from their birthplace. People didn’t feel the need to migrate, set up colonies, take over other countries, create empires, settle in uninhabited areas, or fight one another over a creek in the desert.

All farming was organic and for subsistence purposes only. The environment was clean due to reliance on alternative fuels and invigorating manual labor. As a result, everybody lived in comfortable, carbon-neutral houses, eating plenty of good food on a regular basis, and driving fuel-efficient automobiles when they weren’t riding their 18-speed urban cruiser bicycles.

This was an amazing achievement of indigenous cultures considering that there had been no division of labor and most people lived on farms. In the free time that remained after toiling the soil and tending to the animals, the indigenous farmers discerned the laws of nature, developed vaccines for deadly illnesses, stretched out the average lifespan prodigiously, and fed the starving in far away places.

This Golden Age lasted from about 20,000 BC up until the American Revolution. After 1776 everything just went downhill.

Immediately upon declaring their Independence, the Americans began the theft of native Indian lands, industries, highways, and communications infrastructure. The Americans used Black slave labor to invent things that would give them an unfair edge over other cultures: cotton gin, bifocals, steam power pumps, self propelled amphibious vehicles, coffee pot, sewing machine, power tools, ether anesthesia, mechanical refrigerator, cylinder printing press, passenger elevator, burglar alarm, oil well drilling, repeating rifle, pin tumbler lock, roller skates, offset printing, barbed wire, dental drill, mimeograph, telephone, light bulb, hearing aid, electric fan, skyscraper, disposable camera, escalator, motion picture camera, safety razor, air conditioner, airplane, assembly line, frozen food, radio astronomy, television, chair lift, nylon, defibrillator, microwave oven, atomic bomb, carbon dating, Polaroid camera, polio vaccine, integrated circuit, oral contraceptive, laser, computer, operating system, optical fiber, calculator, product barcode, space shuttle, artificial heart, internet, and graphic user interface.

Once they stole enough wealth and power, the Yankees moved on to exploit the rest of the world, setting up corporations on every street corner in order to oppress and humiliate people of other cultures, races, and religions. The corporations launched wars and endemic diseases to create economic need and political chaos from which, like Venus from the sea foam, the greedy bourgeois class was born. With the help of the local bourgeoisie, the Americans overthrew all of the free world’s honest and caring chieftains, replacing them with corrupt democratic regimes in order to steal their oil and destroy local ecosystems.

American preachers and missionaries confiscated all means of birth control from the aboriginal tribes, causing disastrous demographic explosions, followed by famine and more wars. Once the world was subdued and demoralized, Americans lowered indigenous people’s salaries to ten cents a day, at the same time forcing them to buy American goods by way of boldfaced advertising.

The American TV commercials insulted the refined tastes of subsistence farmers so much that they often threw organic eggs and vegan burgers at their plasma screens, destroying them and unwittingly creating a demand for even more TVs. With all the commotion they missed the advance of Global Warming, a clandestine project executed from the secret climate change centers paid for by American imperialists.

This alternative history may never be officially acknowledged, yet it is being implied in news radio and TV programming, film documentaries, Hollywood movies, UN resolutions, comedy shows, and political speeches — including those delivered by Democrats running for President — let alone millions of stickers, placards, T-shirts, and buttons sold at “progressive” junkets.

If I didn’t know the real history and was a little more gullible, as many public school graduates are today, such a narrative might also become a part of my perspective. I might conclude, along with such “progressive” minds as Sean Penn and Ben Affleck, that the United States is a force of evil. I might agree with Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill that the world’s oppressed would be damned fools if they didn’t hate America and yearn for the destruction of this unspeakable beast. As a fair-minded person I might even give them a hand – as Ramsey Clark and Lynn Stewart have done, making the support of America’s enemies their full-time job and a life-long commitment.

I’d probably share a Utopian belief that once America as it exists today is eradicated, peace and harmony will be restored worldwide, and people will finally have a chance to live as one happy family without wars, greed, corruption, and evil corporations pursuing their racist agenda of climate change. Minority subsistence farmers will hurl their remote controls into the jungle, and everyone’s pay will go back to $1,000 a week plus union benefits.

I would certainly decide that the Fourth of July should not be celebrated. Why should we honor the greatest setback in the history of world progress? Rather than watch air-polluting fireworks, we must instead grieve with the rest of progressive humanity over the dark day that gave birth to the evil entity that is the United States of America.

But then again, if I were an intellectually honest public school graduate I might read a few books besides A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn, an anti-American volume that had impressed Ben Affleck and Matt Damon so much that they featured it in “Good Will Hunting” (“That book will blow your hair back”), and even considered turning it into a TV mini-series starring Winona Ryder.

If I were to read about real history I might find out to my great astonishment that for many thousands of years the world’s wonderful cultures had been at each other’s throat, engrossed in feuds, rape, pillaging, slavery, theft of the neighbors’ resources, torture, murder, treachery, corruption, assassinations, and cannibalism. I’d learn that from the beginning of time, human history was a never-ending string of wars, famines, diseases, exploitation, poor hygiene, high infant mortality, and an average life expectancy of about 30 years. I’d gather that the world was mostly run by either ignorant witch doctors or ruthless tyrants who went to war for personal enjoyment, constructing pyramids out of the skulls of slain enemies.

Turks conquered cradles of ancient civilizations with turn-key cities and pre-existing infrastructure.

I’d also discover that people had been migrating all the time, moving to other lands and continents, setting up colonies and empires without asking permission from the natives, who often assimilated into one nation with the conquerors. The latest example is the Turkish Ottoman Empire whose conquest of heavily populated countries in Europe and the Middle East was happening simultaneously with the colonization of the sparsely populated Americas by the Europeans.

The Turks had come from far-away lands, stole the entire Asia Minor from the Christian natives, renamed their cities, and settled on their land for good. As the Americans fought a war against slavery, the Ottoman Empire continued to grow and expand its slave trade, bordering simultaneously on Austria, Morocco, Poland, Sudan, and Persia. The number of people killed, enslaved, converted, and driven from their land was much greater in the Ottoman Empire than in the entire Western hemisphere. Where is the outcry and demands of reparations?

If I were an inquisitive public school graduate I’d ask a question: if land theft and slave labor is what had made America so rich, why isn’t Turkey the richest country in the world? As opposed to the bare lands and deserts of the New World, the Turks conquered cradles of ancient civilizations with turn-key cities and pre-existing infrastructure. However, apart from oil deposits, the formerly Ottoman lands remain dirt-poor, with Turkey itself not far away in the lead.

But let’s not single out the Turks. Before them were the Mongols, who made no distinction between the civilians and the army, and whose conquest had lead to the creation of the world’s largest empire ruled by fear and iron discipline. How many millionaires does Mongolia have today? And before that were the Arabs who came as conquerors from the Arabian Peninsula, stole all of North Africa and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from the Christian natives, forcibly converted them to Islam, and settled on their land for good. And before them there had been conquests by the Huns, the Chinese, the Celts, the Greeks, the Romans, the Goths, the Persians, the Slavs, and many others who settled on other people’s lands simply because they could.

All cultures practiced slavery in one way or another. It stopped in Europe around the Middle Ages but continued to thrive in Africa, Asia, and in the Middle East. Through the contacts between the Arabs and the Portuguese it was reintroduced to Europe and the Americas. Although the European and American abolitionists eventually brought an end to slavery and slave trade on their territories, it still exists in various ugly forms in other parts of the world.

To get a glimpse of the thousand-year-old dark historical reality, look no further than Sudan where even today Arabs are practicing a racist form of slavery. Black African villages of Darfur are being ransacked, men and women killed and raped, their children taken away as slaves (and also raped repeatedly). Nothing can be done now to change old history, but something can and should be done to change the fate of black slaves today. Only the activists and “community leaders” who usually initiate such actions are so busy fuming over the suffering of black slaves in America seven generations ago that they have no time for the suffering of black slaves in today’s Sudan. Could it be because their real concern has never been the suffering of black slaves – but rather finding an excuse to trash the United States?

Another huge slaving outpost waiting to be freed is, of course, North Korea. Why aren’t there any calls from the “progressive” camp to abolish a form of neo-slavery called socialism? Why did the “progressives” call the USSR a “workers’ paradise” when it was being built by slave labor in concentration camps? If slavery is a certified path to prosperity, why didn’t half a century of suffering and millions of lives wasted in the gulag make the Soviet Union richer — but the new economic freedom did, despite the botched reforms and the ubiquitous government corruption? China had emulated the Soviet slave-labor economy with an even bigger army of political prisoners – and with an equally disastrous outcome. But when the Communist rulers abandoned slave labor in favor of capitalist reforms, the economy started to grow — and so did the standard of living.

If putting an end to slavery and giving people a small amount of freedom can bring forth such sizeable growth within only two decades in Russia and China, how much economic growth and prosperity can be achieved by a nation whose people have had two centuries of full economic and political freedom?

Have all cultures already arrived at the final point in their development?

To find the answer, look at a country that starts with “United” and ends with “States.” And that’s the end of the silly argument about America owing its prosperity to slave labor.

The continent of North America was settled in several waves by Siberian hunters, each wave accompanied by the theft of land and conquest. In what bank is that stolen wealth kept today? The arriving Europeans discovered a collection of half-naked warrior tribes killing one another for land, water, game, wives, and simply as a sport – just like anywhere else in the world thousands of years ago. Only some cultures had grown out of it, others had never risen, yet others had gone over the hill and slid back into barbarism. This begs a question: by what measure do we determine which stage of cultural development is the correct one and deserving of being frozen in time?

The multiculturalist dogma of the equality of all cultures raises even more questions. Have all cultures already arrived at the final point in their development? Is cultural achievement meaningless? Is the history of arts and sciences irrelevant? Is the complexity of social structure inconsequential? Is the respect for human dignity and individual rights an empty sound? Is there no difference between “up” and “down” on the stairwell of human progress? And if you believe all of that, can you still call yourself a “progressive” and keep a straight face?

History answers negatively to all those questions. World cultures aren’t equal and never have been. Humanity is a living, breathing, and evolving organism that thrives on cultural interaction and development, in which cultures compete for survival — and yes, fight with each other — but also learn from the best.

Today we are witnessing a major fight between two of the world’s cultures, one of which — the Islamic fundamentalists — got stuck at the lower steps of societal evolution and would like to drag the rest of the world down to their level, so that there would be nothing left above their heads to distract true believers from focusing on their toenails and pondering existential issues such as the foot hygiene of airline passengers.

If you listen to the “progressives” and believe that all cultures are equal, you might as well not resist and descend to their level as John Walker Lindh did.

If we want answers we shouldn’t be stopping the pioneers.

By the time you discover that the difference between “up” and “down” is not a fancy postmodernist notion, but a reality as essential as the difference between life and death, it may be too late. Not just for you but to those around you as well, within the kill radius of the shrapnel in your explosive belt.

Equating our two cultures is not just unnatural – it’s suicidal. We should consider ourselves lucky that a few generations ago Western nations managed to lift themselves out of the sewer in which humanity lived for thousands of years. These nations have mastered science, arts, medicine, increased life expectancy, and developed a legal system that grants more rights and freedoms to individual citizens than any other culture in history. The advancement is reciprocal: the more freedoms the individuals have, the better off the nation is economically.

At the head of this upward movement is the United States, the first nation to put individual freedoms above the government’s interests. Placing the government in the service of the people at an age when the rest of the world viewed the people as mere servants to their governments.

The vertical map of the world’s cultures is never a still picture; they are moving along the entire visible length of the stairwell of progress. The invisible flights of stairs are still ahead of us – a terra incognita. How far up does the stairwell go? Is there an end to it? How soon will humanity get there, and how much has already been covered? If we want answers we shouldn’t be stopping the pioneers. We must celebrate them.

As for the losers still down at the bottom, empathize with them all you want – but remember that you can afford this emotional luxury only because at least one part of humanity has found the ability to clean up their act and show the way to other nations – and a hope that one day, with the right attitude, the others may also climb out of the sewer.

And that is what the Fourth of July means to this author. Fireworks, barbecues, and department store sales are optional.

EDITORS NOTE: This column was originally published in PJMedia on July 3, 2007.

The Era of the Ungrateful American

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I can’t fathom the ingratitude of American soccer star Meghan Rapinoe’s attitude toward America.

Writer Warner Todd Huston notes,

“Rapinoe raised eyebrows in the 2018 season by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem even though she is playing for the U.S. Women’s National soccer team. Her taking a knee only came to an end starting in the 2019 season because the team passed a rule requiring players to stand during the anthem. But she right away said that she would never sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ again, nor would she place her hand over her heart because she hates America.”

Sadly, she is by no means alone. There are millions of ungrateful Americans today.

I remember years ago seeing one of The Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson which showed one dog in his den showing another dog his mounted, stuffed trophies on his wall. There were a couple of stuffed cat heads and bird heads and also a human hand mounted on the wall. The host dog was saying to his guest, “And that’s the hand that fed me.”

What a fascinating contrast. Last week a man and his infant daughter tragically drowned trying to get to this country through illegal means. And yet the soccer star who was born here has nothing but contempt for the land of opportunity that has given her so many opportunities.

This reminds me of people who are ungrateful to the Lord, even though every beat of their heart is by His grace. When He says, “Enough,” it is over and then comes the judgment.

President Lincoln reminded us of our need for thankfulness to God when he called for a day of fasting and prayer during the conflict that tore this country apart.

On March 30, 1863, he wrote,

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven ….But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.” [Emphasis added]

Our own prosperity as a nation has caused us to forget the Lord, said our 16th president: “Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”

With another Fourth of July upon us, I think it is a good time to recall why we should be grateful as Americans. This country was born through the sacrifices of those who went before us.

What is the Fourth of July? It commemorates that date in 1776 when 56 men in Philadelphia, representing three million people, agreed by voice vote to adopt the final wording of our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence.

They knew their lives were on the line by voting for independence from England, and a handful of them paid the ultimate price for this declaration. Several of them were specifically targeted by the British.

The document declared that the rights of man come not from the king or the state, but from the Creator. It declared that when a government interferes too much with God-given rights, the government ultimately becomes illegitimate.

This declaration came years after futile attempts to work with the king to bring about an acceptable peace. But as the “men of Boston” put it, according to the great 19th century historian, George Bancroft:

“While America is still on her knees, the king aims a dagger at her heart.”

We seem to forget the sacrifices of the founding fathers who bequeathed the freedoms, and subsequently, the prosperity we enjoy in this country.

A key founding father John Adams declared:

“It is the will of heaven that the two countries should be sundered forever…” America would become its own nation, separate from England.”

Adams adds that if we have to endure hardship because of it, God will still help see us through:

“[I]t may be the will of heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting and distresses yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case, the furnace of affliction produces refinement in states as well as individuals; but I submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.”

The men who birthed America and declared independence laid everything on line, as they trusted in God.

Why should Meghan Rapinhoe be grateful? Because she was born in a country which gave her opportunity to “write her own script” as some might put it. It is hard for me to comprehend  ungrateful Americans.

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A Look at Addiction to Social Media

Social media use has become a hot topic in recent years as the amount of profiles across platforms have skyrocketed globally.

The debate here is whether or not this indicates an unhealthy level of addiction. Many younger users in particular (who either do not remember life before social media or literally were not even born when it was introduced) defend it as simply both a modern equivalent of leisure time like television or radio and also a phenomenal tool to communicate and exchange knowledge.

The clear advantages and benefits of social media aside, let’s take a look at how addicted we are and how it’s impacted us as a global society.

Are We Addicted?

While this question is mostly answered through opinion rather than objective fact, there are definitely statistics that could help provide insight.

One way we can determine the level of reliance and addiction is through the age of exposure. In other words, how young are children being exposed to social media nowadays?

According to a report by Influence Central, the average child acquires a smartphone by the age of 10 and opens their first social media account by 11. By the age of 12, a shocking 50% of children have an account on at least one social media platform.

These statistics show that social media isn’t simply a platform for teenagers and adults to interact with each other and exchange information, but also a tool that children often use by the time they reach middle school.

The second way that we can determine this is through the amount of exposure. Of course, everyone is different (some people will be on constantly throughout the day while others aren’t even particularly interested), but the average can speak volumes.

As of April 2019, the number of active users on the top social media platforms are as follows:

  • Facebook: 2.32 billion
  • YouTube: 1.9 billion
  • Instagram: 1 billion
  • Twitter: 330 million
  • LinkedIn: 303 million
  • Snapchat: 287 million

This is just a broad look at social media usage since there are still many other platforms (and, of course, many users overlap), but considering the fact that the current world population is just under 7.4 billion, the numbers become much more startling as percentages:

  • Facebook: 31.6%
  • YouTube: 25.9%
  • Instagram: 13.6%
  • Twitter: 4.5%
  • LinkedIn: 4.1%
  • Snapchat: 3.9%

As a reminder, these statistics are for monthly users, meaning this is the amount of the world (including rural areas who may not even have access) who actively uses these platforms.

What Does This Mean Socially and Culturally?

Though humankind has always had means of distraction (books, newspapers, etc.) that they could turn to as a way to temporarily isolate or entertain themselves, social media has really brought this to a whole new level.

On the positive side of things, the boom of social media has made it insanely easier to experience other worldviews by connecting people from all walks of life in one place. Prior to this technology, many people would fail to ever interact with people from vastly different cultures and life experiences, making it harder to understand different perspectives.

However, that is the “ideal” more than the reality. Many platforms analyze the information that users use and share, providing them with similar content that they know they will enjoy. This seems simple, but it also leads to a problem of echo chambers since people will be receiving viewpoints from the circles and groups they are already a part of, diminishing the benefit of cultural and political exchange.

Additionally, social media has given people a chance to hide behind their screens and even behind fake profiles, opening up an entirely new problem for things like cyberbullying, scamming and general attitudes that they would never exhibit offline.

Social media has also made unhealthy shifts in societal standards since “perfection” is at everyone’s fingertips. People tend to exhibit their highlights on social media, making it seem like everyone is succeeding and thriving except for you. This on top of a constant barrage of social media models, advertisements and other influences can cause a massive hit to self-esteem.

Lastly, you may already realize that social media also threatens real-time interactions. Many people will find themselves distracted by their phones when they are at events or spending time with loved ones rather than living in the moment. Many people will even busy themselves with filming events like concerts to post to their social media stories rather than enjoying it in the moment itself.

This has caused a boost in things like social anxiety and isolation as well as a decline in physical interaction and expertise in things like body language, social cues and even patience.

What Does This Mean Economically?

Any shift throughout history eventually has an impact on the economy, sometimes even completely shifting jobs to new sectors.

For social media, one of the many areas that is deeply impacted by the prevalent use of social media is marketing. With technology and social media making everything exponentially more accessible at your fingertips, everything is consumed much more quickly and superficially, so both goods and their respective marketing strategies are pressured to be more quickly digestible.

Digital marketing is becoming increasingly necessary, and ad campaigns are feeling more and more pressure to focus on things like promo models, internet trends, data mining and quick, quirky sound bites and images/video to catch consumers’ attention.

Lastly, social media addiction is hugely responsible for the spike in online shopping. Companies like Amazon (or any company’s website and delivery features) are able to thrive by advertising on social media platforms (either directly or through influencers) since a simple click can drive consumers to their website.

This is a huge contrast to the way that prior marketing (TV, radio, newspaper, etc.) functioned because even if consumers are successfully influenced, they still actually have to follow through and travel to the business to receive the good or service, leaving room for them to either change their mind or decide against the effort if they are too preoccupied with other responsibilities.

The overall convenience of social media has prompted this shift in the marketplace and in marketing strategies for businesses across industries.

In Summary

The addiction to social media that has developed over recent years is alarming due to its massive reach and influence on social, cultural and economic factors in our society.

Not only is this something that impacts our day to day lives, it affects us on a bigger scale. Currently, the companies who most dominate society are social media tycoons like Facebook, technology providers like Apple or online shopping platforms like Amazon.

Of course, there is good and bad that comes with such a shift. But at what point does progress turn into addiction, and what are we giving up in the process?

For more great and informative topics, be sure to browse through the rest of our posts and check back for updates.

How Hollywood has Fallen into the Abyss by promoting the Seven Deadly Sins

Today, Hollywood no longer makes films like the 1956 movie The Ten Commandments, rather it looks for ways to fully embrace the Seven Deadly Sins in its films.

The Guardian’s Henry Barns did an interview with John Cusack about his 2014 film Maps to the Stars. During the interview Cusack stated, “Hollywood is a whorehouse and people go mad.” Three years later we saw unfolding how producer Harvey Weinstein became the poster child for Hollywood as “a whorehouse.” Lust is one of the Seven Deadly Sins along with: Gluttony, Greed, Laziness, Wrath, Envy and Pride. Notably gay pride.

When you watch any film look for Hollywood to promote one or more of the Seven Deadly Sins.

We saw the film industry lose its audience in 2017 as it fell deeper into the abyss. While attendance grew in 2018 it may have been because of a company called MoviePass which offered unlimited movie tickets at select theatres for $9.99 a month. Today MoviePass is struggling to stay in business.

Recently Hollywood studios announced that it would not film in Georgia because the state legislature passed, and Governor Brian Kemp signed into law, a heart beat bill to protect the unborn. There is at least one exception. One man is standing against Hollywood, his name is Clint Eastwood. Eastwood will be in Georgia filming The Ballad of Richard Jewell. The movie is about American security guard, Richard Jewell, who heroically saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Jewell was unjustly vilified by the media, which falsely reported that he was a terrorist responsible for the bombing.

Hollywood is all about envy and pride.

Hollywood rewards itself with the Emmy, a golden idol, for making films that violate not only the Seven Deadly Sins but also the Ten Commandments. Murder, rape, incest, hate, pride, envy, gluttony, greed, wrath and sloth are common themes in films today. Add to this list the glorification of man over God, drug and alcohol abuse and of course homosexuality.

Even worse is that these Seven Deadly Sins and the Ten Commandments have cartoon characters in animime games and videos that our children play. Children are being exposed to every known sin in video games, on the silver screen and even in our public school classrooms with Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). Watch:

Perhaps Hollywood will come to its senses and begin making more and more movies that emphasize Faith, Purity, Patience, Love, Selflessness, Truth, Repose, Pacifism, Reticence and Piety? Films like Toy Story 4, Catching Faith and Yesterday or the television series The Chosen.

We as parents, grandparents and citizens can only be watchful and go to see those movies that present a positive and loving message.

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Soviet Socialism in the 21st Century — Part 2

Marxist theory, which opened Pandora’s Box in the 19th century in Europe, marched across the globe during the 20th century. Marxism had a dramatic impact on life in this world. Aggressive mob leaders fed on the public disorder and violence and their leadership produced the first socialist revolution in France. This was the period of the “Paris Commune” with enormous casualties which then failed very quickly. Those events were followed by socialist revolts in Hungary and German Bavaria. Both of them failed as well. Western civilization rejected their violent and destructive ideology–capitalism continued its development in those countries.

I agree with Nietzsche that the envy of the poor is usually the main impulse to revolt. Furthermore, history shows that the leadership of any political movement plays a crucial role in shaping the outcome of a revolt–Lenin is a prime example of that concept, contrary to Marx’s “Marxist theory can be applied only to industrially develop European countries…. “ Any popular revolt was used by adventurers, charlatans, and criminals to acquire power, to fool, mislead, manipulate, and then to abuse, corrupt, and exploit people around the globe. The one leader who had all these negative human characteristics was Joseph Stalin of Russia.

Ironically, despite not meeting the requirements of any of Marx’s four postulates, the first Socialist Revolution took power in 1917 Russia. To the contrary by perverting all of them while at the same time using Marxist rhetoric to further his ends, Joseph Stalin created his own ideology and established a criminal syndicate, a totalitarian terror-machine called Soviet Socialism… For decades this aggressive and expansionist ideology was corrupting, abusing, and defrauding people of the world. This is one of the main reasons I am renaming Soviet Socialism as Soviet Fascism…

A Malignant Regime of Political Correctness

If you are watching the discussions on TV and radio today, you will be overwhelmed by the variety of opinions on how to deal with Terrorism, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Syria, Iran and Russia. Yet, all the participant PhD’s, Generals, politicians, and journalists are missing the major topic, the root cause of all events in the world–Stalin and Soviet Socialism. And, who was the author and architect of Political Correctness? We, people emigrated from Russia and other former Socialist countries know well Political Correctness–we lived through it half of our adult lives. It is a Stalinist policy, driven by a political agenda, a skillfully crafted design and a long-term strategy of war against Western civilization and the creation of a One World Socialist Government under the Kremlin’s rule.

Today America is stunned by two stories that bespeak the “achievements” of Political Correctness. The first story is the sad picture of a drowned Father and daughter at our border with Mexico. For your information the Muslim invasion in Europe was perpetrated by the Russian Intel, as well as all Caravans on our Southern border. The second story is Google’s promise to stop Trump’s 2020 reelection. The story has the same culprit. Read my column Soviet Fascism in America: Guard Your Freedoms. Yes, both stories are the confirmation of the war waged by the Socialist mafia to change our value system, to stop the social mobility of capitalism, to lower the standards of morality in our culture, and to sabotage the political system left to us by our Founding Fathers.

When my proficiency in English allowed me to grasp the current politics, I was stunned by the deeply rooted Political Correctness in America. How could that happen? Where was the usual common sense of the nation? Where were all American intelligence agencies? If logically, ‘Knowledge is Power’, we have permitted Political Correctness to allow Ignorance to rein in America… And that makes me angry, because I have spent thirty years of my life and money to give the American people needed knowledge about Russia and Stalin to warn you. But our Intelligence Service sabotaged my books and my numerous articles to block the information conveyed in them. Yet nothing can stop me in my mission to provide you with the Truth, because I believe there will be a major American re-awakening in the era of Trump’s Presidency…

So, you are perhaps asking yourself: what does Political Correctness have to do with everyday life of the American people or with our national security? It has to do with everything and it affects the life of each citizen of America, because Political Correctness is a central part of the ongoing asymmetrical war of Socialism against Western civilization waged under Russia’s supervision. I researching the subject, academia presented only a surface commentary and a vague interpretation on the matter. To present a credible explanation, I had to find a linguistic and historical definition of Political Correctness. Finally, I found explanation more close to reality that gave the concept itself and the period of the history in which it was born. Timing is the key issue to comprehend the subject.

“In the early-to-mid 20th century, contemporary uses of the phrase “Politically Correct” were associated with the dogmatic application of Stalinist doctrine, debated between formal Communists (members of the Communist Party) and Socialists.” Encyclopedia.

Moreover, I found an informed man: “In the early-to-mid 20th century, contemporary uses of the phrase “Politically Correct” were associated with the dogmatic application of Stalinist doctrine, debated between formal communists (members of the Communist Party) and socialists. The phrase was a colloquialism referring to the communist party line, which provided for “correct” positions on many matters of politics, according to American educator Herbert Kohl writing about debates in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s.” Thank you Herbert Kohl, you knew the truth seventy years ago. Alas, contemporary academicians don’t even mentioning Stalin and his legacy, discussing politics and economy today.

In order to have an understanding of the topic, you have to know the Soviet history of those days, the real history, not the history presented in the Soviet books. As you know, I am a child of Stalinism, I lived through that history. The timing–”In the early—to- mid 20th century” is telling you almost everything–at the time, Stalin was building his cult of personality and one party system of Soviet Socialism in the country. All the methods and devices were directed to those goals.

It should be mentioned that in 1923 prior to Lenin’s death, as leader of the Revolution, he stated that Russia was an agricultural country and it can’t go down the Marxist path. After Lenin’s death in 1924, Stalin began the immediate elimination of all political opposition–leaders and people from different parties with political agendas contrary to his. Nobody could compete with him in the art of double-dealing and intrigue. Trotsky was the first target, exiled by 1927. Stalin called him a “Fascist,” and the elimination of the Bolsheviks was begun.

The liquidation of the leaders was going on at full speed. The history of that time tells the methods, tools, and devices the Stalinist regime used to liquidate millions of innocents–Show Trials, Purges, Gulags, imprisonments, deportations to Siberia and Central Asia, and many other horrifying methods. Yet, his first method was—Political Correctness. The first stage of Stalin’s system was designed to affect human minds: Political Correctness. That’s right, the same Political Correctness we have been talking about in America for the last three decades was Stalin’s invention aimed at his opposition and ultimately at the destruction of Western civilization and the American Republic, left to us by our Founding Fathers…

 “… Political correctness is a Stalinist policy, driven by the political agenda, a skillfully crafted design of a quintessential system of lies, fraud, and a long-term strategy of war against Western civilization to create of One World Socialist Government under Kremlin’s rule.”

Political Correctness was Stalinist social engineering using semantics, to use and affect the human emotional core, with touching scenes that play on your emotions, while deceiving you. I dedicated pages to give you examples of Political Correctness in Socialist Lies: Please, read Chapter 29 to learn how Political Correctness operates and how the Democrat’s policy of abortion was using Stalinist methods against Republicans to lower the standards of morality in our country. As a psychological method, Stalin’s Political Correctness has helped Democrats to fool and deceive you, using a cosmetic definition of Socialism, created by socialist-professors, contrary to existing knowledge of the source of PC in the 1950s.

Ideas are not spreading by wind or air–people disseminate them. Unfortunately, Republicans and our Media are focused on the ideology and agenda of Saul Alinsky, who is only one example of Stalin’s agents of influence (KGB political operatives). In fact, there are thousands of them, spreading and implementing the Stalinist concepts. Look at our culture: what we used to define as the greatness of America now is under siege–the heroes have become criminals, the criminals become heroes, like in the Soviet Union. We are destroying historic buildings and monuments, revising history of America, as it was in Russia under Stalin.

Remember the agenda, essence and devices of Political Correctness to cover-up the Truth by propagating Stalinist ideology with arsenal of different devices: lies, fraud, deceit, distortion, fabrication, perjury, and so on to substitute the Truth with the process. It is a process of diverting you attention from the important issues by the cascades of lies and fraud: climate change, the “Green New Deal” –a colossal fraud aimed at stopping the social mobility of Trump’s capitalism. We have only 24/7, and AOC and others are providing us with one absurdity after another to occupy our time with fraud.  Just look back at the Obama administration and you will find the exact formula of the Stalinist Political Correctness in the 21st century. I hope Attorney General will expose the actors of that historic fraud…

Another Root of Soviet Fascism—Vicious Violence

In this respect, it should be mentioned that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, nothing substantial was changed in Russia, except the name of a country. We are dealing now with the Russian Federation under the leadership of a former KGB counterintelligence officer Vladimir Putin. The old regime of the Soviet System is running the country: Socialist economy that had collapsed was replaced by oligarchic-crony capitalism under the KGB’s leadership. Moreover, a substantial number of problems continue to plague the world as they have for a hundred years—Soviet Socialism is fighting capitalism of Western civilization and its bastion, the American Republic. Writing about that for a long time and analyzing the current events, I have renamed Soviet Socialism as Soviet Fascism.

As nothing has changed in Russia, I am using the term KGB, uniting the images of all Soviet/Russian agencies—as the term is familiar to Americans. The entire Russian Intel is a para-military apparatus under a military Doctrine. It is for that reason, I have been writing about former KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov and his Operation Barbarossa, a design to simultaneously penetrate America’s social media and the top brass of America’s security apparatus by KGB’ political operatives, agents of influence, as Stalin called them. Read my description of Andropov’s Operation Barbarossa to grasp the America’s predicament in the 21st century…

Andropov was a conduit between Stalin and Putin and as a devoted disciple of Andropov. Putin, a counterintelligence officer, was very successful as an agent of influence in Germany, penetrating deeply the entire government. It is not a coincident that we can’t recognize Truman Party any longer: Putin’s friends from the KGB had been working very hard for the last several decades to repeat the German experiment in America. Putin hates successful capitalist-Trump and never helped him in any way—he, in fact, has had a long alliance and bond with the Clinton Mafia. Get it? Watching contemporary predicament in America you will be the Judges…

Only now we can go to the second stage of the Stalinist system: it was an appalling and revolting excessive use of violence. And if you read my books and columns, you know the “criminal cabal” of the Soviet System—the KGB and other agencies of the Russian Intel that carried out those methods. You will be surprised, as I found some similarity of the KGB methods used by our American Intel lately. I have already written about that in my 20-25 latest columns. Though we don’t have yet mass deportation of the citizens to Siberia and Tundra, the signs of cultural changes with increased violence are very visible: Antifa, the gangs attacking Trump’s rally, the attempted assassination of Rep. Scalisi, and so on. Those all coming from the Dems. It will worsen at the time of elections–we have a part of the population already inculcated and equipped with Political Correctness.

Just assess the functionality of the American Socialist mafia in the second phase of Stalinist Soviet System. The second phase was possible only after the human brain was psychologically manipulated and equipped with Political Correctness. The multiplicity of inhuman methods used within the Stalinist Soviet system is staggering in its brutality. And if you read my books and columns, you know the “criminal cabal” of the Soviet System—the KGB and other agencies of the Russian Intel that carried out those methods. That was Stalin’s Soviet Socialism fighting the people of Russia to establish the fraud, the only known Socialism practiced in the world…

Fake News is the enemy of the people, because Fake News is nothing other than the old KGB “Operation Disinformation” exercised by the KGB for several decades through the media-mob. It is one of a thousand KGB methods and tricks aimed at subverting capitalism: they have different forms, sizes, and colors, always using lies, intimidation, fraud or threat, and all have the same agenda of dismantling our free market economic system and transform it to control by the government. The execution of this transformation has been going on for the last several decades, now it is in its final stage of preparation for the Socialist revolution in America. The main doer is the Dems’ Socialist Mafia in collaboration with the KGB’s political operatives on our soil.

Yes, Bernie Sanders is a liar–Socialism is not love and compassion it is just the opposite of that—Socialism is corruption, abuse and fraud. Just look at Bernie, who calls himself a Democratic Socialist. The term itself is an oxymoron—a democrat can’t be a socialist, a socialist can’t be democratic. The term reveals a total absence of the knowledge of socialist policy– Socialism means a dictatorship. Authoritarianism in a struggle to end individual liberty and private property, which is the opposite of democracy. Yet the incompetent and timid Republican establishment doesn’t even attempt to argue and reject the fraud. The Trojan Horse Bernie is openly driving us to Socialism, by fooling and deceiving our youngsters…

The Dems agenda and their ideological program are clear to me: they want to change America’s future social development, and stop the social mobility afforded by of capitalism. Just look at the “Green New Deal” –a colossal fraud aimed at bringing the free market economy to its knees, an economy which has already shown its enormous ability to resurrect our nation from Obama’s Socialism. Yet, the Dems demonized capitalism and corporations, they morphs into the party of “Abolish ICE,” “open the borders,” “give away healthcare,” “give away college,” “guarantee everyone a green job,” and a fraud of “reproductive Justice.”

The Democrats openly pronounced all of that during two recent debates.

This is a direct path to a Socialist agenda to demolish and destroy the American Republic: plus also consider Obamacare, copied from the Soviet medical system, provided by the Russian Academy of Science to Obama’s administration. Charlatans in the Democrat Party are the No.1 enemy of the American Republic and Americans! Their methods are easily recognizable: lies, fraud, deceit, cheating, and alike identifying them as charlatans fooling, deceiving, corrupting, and inculcating decent people. I wonder why Democrats hate America the Beautiful and want to dismantle the unique and humane system designed by our Founding Fathers…

The ideology of Soviet fascism and its hatred had been vividly illustrated by two recent Democrat Party debates, demonstrating appalling ignorance in cahoots with arrogance—a very grave combination. The aggressive tone and level of hatred toward contemporary America prevailed on the debates. Have you seen one American flag in the facility? Do you understand now why I renamed Soviet Socialism to Soviet fascism? Without awareness of Soviet fascism on America’s soil, we can lose the American Republic and a political system left to us by our Founding Fathers to Putin’s friends in America.

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READ: Soviet Socialism in the 21st century — Part 1

93 year old Holocaust survivor wants AOC out of Congress ‘given ‘Nobel Prize in stupidity’ for concentration camp comments.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is one of the most powerful Democrats in congress today. She was invited to visit a concentration camp by a 93 year old survivor after her concentration camp remark. She refused, claiming the unspeakable horrors this 93 year old survivor mentioned was part of a  “far right ” plot against her.

Read the interview and explain to the American people why the Democrat leadership and so many members of congress have embraced AOC a virulent Holocaust denier and anti-Semite making her one of the most powerful people in the Democrat Party . The Democrat Party of my youth no longer exists.

This is what this 93 year old Holocaust survivor has to say:

93-year-old Holocaust survivor wants AOC out of congress, given ‘Nobel Prize in stupidity’ for concentration camp comments

“She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses.”

While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her friends in the media, are quintupling down on comparing American detention facilities to concentration camps, a survivor of the real concentration camps in Nazi Germany is livid, and speaking out.

Ed Mosberg is 93 years old, and is one of the few people still alive who survived the Nazi camps. He lives in Morris Plains, NJ, and he spoke to the New York Post about the freshman congresswoman’s comments.

“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” he said to the paper. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”

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Dead End at Bernie’s: Sanders Will Never be President

For those still feeling the Bern, I’ve some bad news: Bernie Sanders will never be president. This is first and foremost because he’ll never, ever be the Democrat nominee. The man who never really was yesterday’s candidate (except in Vermont) is nonetheless yesterday’s news.

While I wrote about this prior to Thursday’s Star Wars bar scene (a.k.a. the Democratic Debate), that no one is talking about Sanders after that event tells the tale. His case is a curious one, too.

When Sanders crashed the 2016 Democrat primaries, he seemed a breath of fresh Green Mountain State air up against Mrs. Establishment. Sure, he had no charisma, but, hey, what are we talking about here? His opponent was Ice Maiden Hillary.

Moreover, Sanders’ message’s time had come. He demonstrated that open socialism (as opposed to the Democrats’ erstwhile closeted variety) now sells. He was a bit like Donald Trump, who captured the GOP nomination partially because on immigration he was willing to go where no modern Republican had gone before. The senator was the first American Fabian in the field.

But having seen this, two years later Democrat hopefuls essentially quoted 19th-century Brit Sir William Harcourt and declared, “We’re all socialists now.” So why would the Democrat Party, which hates old white males almost as much as dead white males, need Sanders?

From their panoply of panderers they can choose a woman. They can choose a minority. They can choose a minority woman. They can choose a woman who claimed to be a minority woman; a man who claims to have a husband; a minority man who claimed to be an ancient Greek gladiator; or a blonde, two-brain-cell-wonder woman who’ll claim to be anything you want. Who could ask for anything less?

Yet Sanders is less. More wizened than wise, gray but not gay, more white than woke, he’s now reaching for others’ radicalism. For all his manifold flaws, his message had traditionally been more economic than racial, but now he has embraced the idea of reparations for slaves who don’t exist. He supports free healthcare for aliens who’ve broken into our country. And while he partied in a Soviet Union that might lock men masquerading as women up, earlier this year he hung a “transgender” flag at his office.

So what does Sanders have to recommend him? The voice in the wilderness has become the toothless lion among the wild things. Bernie is now the crazy old uncle at the table, a walking, talking anachronism trying to seem hip by copying the young.

Sanders’ next major problem concerns decrepitude vs. pulchritude: He’s the antithesis of what in 2011 I called “that presidential look.” Like it or not, many people vote on superficial bases, and being unattractive will likely cost you enough votes to turn an otherwise winnable election. Just consider: When was the last time a white-haired man, a bald man or one sporting glasses won a presidential contest?

Answer: Prior to the television age.

Of course, Sanders is white-haired, bald and bespectacled. When President Jimmy Carter tried to make Ronald Reagan’s age an issue during the 1980 election and asked him, “Ronnie, how come you look younger every day I see a new picture of you riding on horseback?” Reagan replied, “Jimmy, that’s easy. I just keep riding older horses.”

Well, there’s not a horse around that could make Sanders look good — not since the old gray mare who ain’t what she used to be in 2016, anyway.

Oh, note, Reagan was 68 in 1980. Sanders will be 79 at election time 2020.

The senator’s last major deficit is that, to quote what commentator Pat Buchanan quipped about Bob Dole, “he’s like Richard Nixon — without the charm.” Sanders’ personality never really seems to thaw from the Vermont winters, as he exudes all the warmth of a 50s-era Soviet commissar. And in politics, charisma is king.

Add to this Democrats’ governance by prejudice — they don’t like white men, the aged or Jews — and, hey, it’s Dead End at Bernie’s. Similar to the ’89 film that characterization is patterned after, some of Sanders’ underlings may know he’s dead, but they have reasons to pretend otherwise.

Of course, the old white male can still go back to Vermont and remain senator until he’s a dead white male. But if you’re still feeling the Bern, well, it’s probably something you ate.

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The Humanitarian Hoax of Planned Parenthood: Killing America With Kindness

The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Planned Parenthood began in 1916 as the American Birth Control League when Margaret Sanger and her two sisters opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, NY. They distributed birth control, birth control advice, and birth control information. Abortion was illegal and throughout her incumbency Margaret Sanger maintained that abortion would not be necessary if women had access to birth control. In 1942 the name American Birth Control League was changed to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. What happened?

Planned Parenthood began advocating for abortion law reform in the early 1950s. At first they focused on therapeutic abortions – medically necessary abortions in the first trimester before the fetus is viable outside the womb. By the 1960s, Planned Parenthood advocated liberalizing abortion laws to include non-therapeutic abortions.

The first birth control pill was commissioned by Margaret Sanger and funded by suffragist Katherine McCormick, heir to the International Harvester fortune. On May 9, 1960 the FDA approved the pill and women’s reproductive freedom became foundational to the Women’s Liberation Movement, the sexual revolution, and the anti-establishment counterculture movement which supported Planned Parenthood’s rejection of all limits on abortion.

By 1969 Planned Parenthood was demanding total repeal of all abortion laws.

In 1973 the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe vs Wade and abortion was legalized in America. Women had the right to choose whether to have an abortion, but the right was not absolute because of the competing interests of protecting prenatal life, and also the government’s interest in protecting women’s health. The Court issued restrictions that addressed the complexity of the issue in what is known as a balancing test.

“The Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the three trimesters of pregnancy: during the first trimester, governments could not prohibit abortions at all; during the second trimester, governments could require reasonable health regulations; during the third trimester, abortions could be prohibited entirely so long as the laws contained exceptions for cases when they were necessary to save the life or health of the mother.”

In 2019 New York lifted every restriction and legalized all abortions including late term abortions. Seven states and Washington, D.C. followed New York’s horrifying example:

  • New York
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington, D.C.

This unnerving decision means it is legal to abort a viable baby up to birth and even after birth in some cases. Late term abortions are NO ONE’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE – they are legalized murder. A baby just before birth is not a cluster of undifferentiated cells – it is a fully formed viable human being. How did murder become legal in the United States of America?

Planned Parenthood began as Margaret Sanger’s women’s health initiative to provide necessary birth control, birth control advice, and birth control information. It has become radicalized along with the radicalization of the Democrat party which sponsors its initiatives. Why is this important?

One of these initiatives is SIECUS Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.

SIECUS was started in 1964 by Dr. Mary Calderone who was the Medical Director for the Planned Parenthood Federation. SIECUS publishes books and journals on sexuality and sex education that are used by professionals, parents, and the public. They have developed curricula for medical schools and college students. SIECUS is responsible for the Guidelines for Comprehensive Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade that are part of the Common Core curriculum taught in public schools throughout America. Here is the problem.

Planned Parenthood is in the education business and is actively indoctrinating American children in their radical views on sex, sexuality, and gender. SIECUS interim president Christine Soyong Harley unapologetically announced the group’s conviction that “Sex ed is a vehicle for social change.” WHAT???

I will repeat: SIECUS interim president stated that sex education is a vehicle for social change and promotes her activism saying:

“While sex education is a necessary sexual health tool, it can (and should) be so much more than that. With sex education, we have a golden opportunity to create a culture shift-tackling the misinformation, shame, and stigma that create the basis for many of today’s sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, like:

  • Reproductive justice
  • LGBTQ equality
  • Sexual violence prevention
  • Gender equity
  • Dismantling white supremacy”

Harley goes on to say that they already have the way to do this – it is their Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is currently indoctrinating your children K-12! REALLY??

It gets worse. Planned Parenthood is no longer the Sanger sisters’ birth control clinic in their Brooklyn clinic. Planned Parenthood is now a global health provider and the single biggest provider of reproductive health services, including abortion, in the United States. Planned Parenthood is an activist political organization disguised as a women’s health initiative.

Planned Parenthood consists of 159 medical and non-medical affiliates, which operate over 600 health clinics in the United States. It partners with organizations in 12 countries globally. The organization directly provides a variety of reproductive health services and sexual education, contributes to research in reproductive technology and advocates for the protection and expansion of reproductive rights.”

Planned Parenthood’s international outreach is conducted by Planned Parenthood Global, and by The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) which has 149 Member Associations working in over 189 countries. So what is the problem?

Planned Parenthood is an active participant in UN Agenda 2030 and its globalized educational programs designed to create a New World Order. Planned Parenthood has a globalist agenda.

Using sex education to indoctrinate children into radical leftist/globalist ideology is a colossal abuse of power and exploitation of young children. What Planned Parenthood considers appropriate sex education is very different from what most parents worldwide consider appropriate especially for young children. Let’s take a look.

This shocking video will help the uninitiated become acquainted with the sinister humanitarian hoax of Planned Parenthood worldwide. Planned Parenthood presents itself as a humanitarian organization dedicated to advancing women’s health while they target your children using perverse sex education as their vehicle to effect seismic social change.

Dr. Duke Pesta has written a scathing assessment of Common Core’s sex ed in “Shocking K-12 Common Core Sexual Education Standards.” Pesta explains that sex education is integrated into every subject taught including English, language, science, math, social studies, and biology. There is no opting out of their perverse sex ed because it crosses all subjects. Pesta writes, “According to child psychologists, the children are not mentally equipped to understand the detailed sexual indoctrination starting in kindergarten, they are indoctrinated in sexual practices that they should never be exposed to.”

Now let’s look at the misleading marketing campaign used by Planned Parenthood’s SIECUS to sell its destructive sexual indoctrination.

The National Sexuality Education Standard: Core content and skills K-12 provides the rationale, standards, and goal for sexuality education in public schools:

“The goal of the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills K-12 is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is age-appropriate for students in grades K-12.”

Sounds great – but then humanitarian hoaxes always do.

The stated goals do not reflect the broader culture shift that is the actual goal of the leftist/globalist sexual education program. Sexual identity is the first thing that is announced in any language anywhere in the world when a baby is born. “It’s a boy!” ”It’s a girl!” There is a minuscule portion of the world’s population that has ambiguous sex organs that would leave the baby’s sexual identity unclear.

The perverse movement to confuse children about their primary identity is a sinister attempt to destabilize society and create social chaos. Social chaos is the prerequisite for imposing a new world order envisioned by the globalist elite. The New World Order is not so new. Bertrand Russel wrote about it in his 1952 classic, The Impact of Science on Society. The New World Order is an internationalized world with one language, one currency, one flag, one language, one educational system, one culture, one country ruled by the globalist elite themselves under the auspices of the United Nations.

Dr. John Coleman describes the nexus of the conspiratorial elite seeking world domination in his books Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Story of The Committee of 300, and Tavistock Institute: Social Engineering the Masses.

The attack on sexuality was articulated decades ago by Tavistock Institute as an effective tactic in their efforts to breakdown the psychological strength of the individual and render him helpless to oppose the rulers of the new world order. The strategy of the Culture War is to attack the infrastructure of American life – family, religion, patriotism, and sexual behavior. Why sexual behavior?

Sexual behavior is a reflection of social norms in society. Monogamous sex in marriage is a commitment that values loyalty to the spouse and family unit. It is also a reflection of the Judeo-Christian moral prohibition against infidelity. Not all couples manage fidelity but it is still considered immoral. The breakdown of the family and the rejection of the moral teachings of religion invite detachment and promiscuous sex. The destruction of traditional morality and the normalization of deviance is a deliberate strategy in the Culture War against America.

The humanitarian hoax of Planned Parenthood is a sinister attack designed to destroy America from within that has gone global with the help of the United Nations and their Agenda 2030. The New World Order is impossible without the breakdown of American society. Planned Parenthood and SIECUS are soldiers in the leftist Culture War against America.

Tactical accusations of white supremacy are foundational to the leftist narrative. They are even part of the destructive sexual education program designed to create chaos in America. This is how it works.

The leftist narrative is designed to collapse American and create catastrophic tensions that will erupt in a race war – the goal of the white supremacy narrative. The race war will lead to anarchy and the country will become ungovernable. At that point Martial law will be declared and the leftist objective of socialism will be imposed.

The problem, of course, is that the leftists are just useful idiots for the globalists. Leaders like Christine Soyong Harley will no longer be useful to the revolution. They are collateral damage. The globalists will then impose one world government which was their goal all along – no more leftists – no more Islamists – no more Planned Parenthood. Just a catastrophic return to feudalism with a very small ruling elite – and the mass population who serve them. There is no middle class in feudalism – no upward mobility – no freedom of any kind. Just masters and slaves as the globalist elite desired.

Planned Parenthood is doing the dirty work of the globalist elite – they are just too arrogant and too angry to notice that they are participating in their own destruction. The noisy leftist Democrats who support Planned Parenthood and promote its destructive agenda are also useful idiots of the globalist elite who fund their pricey political campaigns. The duped Democrats are mercenaries who haven’t figured out that when this war is over they will also be dispensable.

The winner in the fight for the soul of America will be determined by the election outcome in 2020. America-first President Donald Trump is the existential enemy of the leftist/Islamist/globalist axis that is trying to collapse our country and establish a new world order. Do not let them. Do not be fooled by the humanitarian hoax of Planned Parenthood. Vote straight Republican and take back the House so that President Trump can keep America great.

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Left in a Lurch at Dem Shock-fest

When Democrats were putting together their first two debates, it probably didn’t occur to anyone that they could bomb both. But in a span of 24 hours, the party desperate to take down Donald Trump just proved that Democrats can put 20 options on the stage — and there still isn’t a sane one in the bunch.

The analysis from Round Two ranged from “space cadets” to “freak show” — and that was from the mainstream press! The night was so surreal that the consensus winner, if you asked most talking heads, is a woman who believes prostitution is a worthwhile career, the Boston Bomber should be allowed to vote, and killing newborn children is “a personal choice.” Those were tame positions compared to some of the field, Dan Gainor points out, in his column of “what the heck?” moments.

After Wednesday, when the Democrats’ highlights included lobbying for taxpayer-funded abortions for men and abolishing private health care, the other 10 candidates had nowhere to go but up. Instead, the conversation was so outlandish that the party is actually losing more voters than it’s gained. One Washington Post reporter tweeted that when the Democrats all raised their hand to support free health care for illegal immigrants, a woman next to her said, “I don’t think I’m a Democrat anymore.”

And she can’t be the only one. With the party light years to the Left of any reasonable American, more people are starting to wonder, is 2020 even a contest? “Just twelve years ago, Democratic candidates for president competed with each other on how tough and realistic they could be on illegal immigration. The leading candidates for president advertised not just their opposition to same-sex marriage but also their opposition to drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants. Dennis Kucinich quoted from the Bible,” NRO’s Michael Dougherty marveled. “Over the last two nights, we saw a completely different Democratic party.”

Even Joe Biden, who was supposed to be the grown-up in the room, still hasn’t recovered from his 40-plus year reversal on the Hyde Amendment, his sprint to the Left on climate change, and his inability to stand by his “decent guy” assessment of Mike Pence. His night was a disaster, and he seemed to know it — even imposing his own time limit when he stopped thinking coherently. In one of the funnier moments of the night (not for his campaign manager, I’m sure), the former vice president was asked what “first issue” he would tackle in office. “The first thing I would do is make sure that we defeat Donald Trump, period.” “One would presume if he took office,” Gainor jabbed, “he would have beaten Trump. But that concept was a fantasy by the end of the debate and I’m betting even Biden knew it. Watching him was like watching the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.”

When the candidates weren’t lobbying to turn our borders into welcome mats, people like Mayor Pete Buttigieg were busy bashing the faith they claim to espouse: Christianity. “We have got to talk about one other thing because the Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now our party doesn’t talk about that as much largely for a very good reason which was we are committed to the separation of church… But we should call out hypocrisy when we see it in for a party that associates itself with Christianity…”

If there was a real stand out from Thursday night, it was probably the Democratic platform, which spelled out most of this radicalism in 2016. A lot of Americans make the mistake that those documents hammered out at the party conventions don’t mean anything. But the platform is an anchor that helps tether the nominees to the core conservative principles of their party — in the Democrats’ case, things like taxpayer-funded abortion and animosity toward Israel.

Not too long ago, Lee Payne from Stephen Austin University combed through all of the parties’ platforms from 1980 until 2004. “He identified every ‘direct promise’ in those platform — pledges he thought amounted to concrete policy positions — and then compared those promises with all of the votes taken on either the House or Senate floor… What Payne found might stun some cynics: In 25 years, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Congress voted in accordance with their platforms 82 percent of the time.”

Platforms matter. That’s why the FRC Action team worked so hard three years ago to ensure that the document ratified in Cleveland was just as strong — if not more so — than 2012’s. Against all odds (and even more Establishment money), a coalition of pro-family groups led by FRC Action beat back the attacks on our values and emerged with a document clearer and more compelling than any in party history on life, marriage, and religious liberty. Because in the end, that’s what shapes the legacy. The differences between the two parties’ documents couldn’t be starker — just like the choice in 2020 is turning out to be.


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


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PODCAST: Techs and Balances

The rest of the country knows it as the 2020 election. To the leaders at Google, it’s the “Trump situation.” And based on new undercover video, they’ll do anything to prevent this president’s history from repeating.

Americans knew there was a censorship problem at places like Google and Pinterest. Now, thanks to James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, they see just how bad it is. Turns out, platforms like this search engine aren’t in the browsing business — they’re in the political business. And not as an unbiased observer. In the footage released Monday, Jen Gennai, head of Google’s Responsible Innovation team, has been innovative all right — especially when it comes to trying to alter the president’s reelection chances.

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google,” Gennai was caught saying on tape. “And I love her, but she’s very misguided. That will not make it better, it will make it worse, because now all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation.” And according to the footage, those resources have been hard at work since 2016 “to make sure that we are ready for 2020.”

To conservatives like Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), the surprise is not that companies like Google are trying to interfere with the election. The surprise is that they’re being so candid about it. There’s plenty of evidence from three years ago, he told me on “Washington Watch” that the search engine had rigged their algorithms to favor Hillary Clinton results over Donald Trump’s. But here’s the scary thing, he said. “More and more voters, especially undecided voters, get their news from Google search right? So this platform with its monopoly power has the ability to swing undecided voter could potentially swing an election… [T]his is something that we should all be concerned about.”

It’s time to take seriously what liberals in Big Tech are doing, he insisted — “let alone what they’re doing that we don’t know about.” After all, “we’re talking about democracy. I mean, “You’ve got Google executives and Google employees saying, ‘We want to manipulate the information that goes to voters, so that they will vote the way that we Google want them to vote. That’s not democracy. That’s not the rule of the people. That’s rule by this multinational corporation.”

If people were unconvinced about these leaders’ motivations before, Project Veritas is making believers out of more every day. This morning, most of us woke up to the headlines that one leaked Google document compared conservatives like Ben Shapiro, PragerU, and others to “Nazis using dog whistles.” And just as O’Keefe’s post was approaching a million views, guess what? YouTube, which happens to be owned by Google, pulled it.

Here’s the thing, Senator Hawley told me. Google is a private company, and it can do what it wants. But it certainly shouldn’t be getting special deals and immunity from the federal government if they’re going to try to influence the outcome of an election or silence conservatives. Under his new bill, the Internet Censorship Act, major tech platforms would have to start being politically neutral toward what content they allow or disallow. If they want to keep operating under this unique status, they should have to submit to an audit that proves they aren’t discriminating against conservatives or the conservative viewpoint.

“And if Google doesn’t want to do that because they’re private company and they want to be out there as a progressive Left-wing company, that’s fine. But then they shouldn’t [get this special status from the] government…” And it’s not just Google, Senator Hawley explains. It’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and others too. Right now, he points out, “If Twitter takes away your account or Facebook takes down your post because they don’t like that it’s pro-life, there’s currently nothing you could do to Facebook or to Twitter. They have immunity from liability.” The traditional media, on the other hand, doesn’t. “Whether it’s television or newspapers or even online journalists… if they print stuff that’s not true, if they slander you, if they discriminate against you, you can sue them [to hold them] accountable.”

Every platform should be playing by the same rules. Either Google and the rest of Big Tech need to embrace the First Amendment and treat people fairly or they can wave goodbye to their cozy government deals.


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


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Islam: America’s Trojan Horse

Allegorically, a “Trojan Horse” has come to mean any trick or plot that causes a target to summon an enemy into a firmly enduring fortress or place. The Greeks tricked the people of Troy by pretending that they had abandoned the war. Meanwhile, the Greek army rolled a giant wooden horse outside the gates of Troy, and then sailed off to the island of Tenedos nearby. One unarmed Greek stayed behind to convince the Trojans that the horse was indeed a present. Exulted by the gift, Trojans hauled the wooden horse inside the city walls and locked the gates.

Using it as a mental model, we can apply the Trojan Horse story to a range of restraints and situations. As a theory, it can be used for both good and evil.

The Islamic doctrine of Hijrah or conquest via immigration is still alive, active and well. The recent arrival of Muslim migrants in Western countries, who don’t migrant here to embrace our Western civilization, but to enforce their own barbaric dogma on the host country has been compared to a Trojan Horse.

The Islamic hydra, with Saudi Arabia and the oil-money bloated Emirs and Sheiks of the Persian Gulf lead the Sunni charge from one side and the end-of-the-worlder bomb-seeking Shiites of the Islamic Republic of Iran along with its proxies of Hamas, Lebanese Hezbollah, Houthis of Yemen and the Sadrists in Iraq closing from the other side, have the intention of devouring the free world.

Meanwhile, America is under the effect of Islamic subversion, Muslim escapees of the misery of Islamic countries, exhibit such incredible gall and audacity as to shamelessly demand that their benevolent hosts surrender their liberty and legalize and adopt Sharia in our society.

The Muslims’ presence in countries such as Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Belgium, represent the tip of the sword of the Islamists protruding from the Trojan horse. Once Sharia is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule, not only on matters that concern Muslims, but also those that may involve a Muslim and non-Muslim. Presently, America is faced with a formidable enemy in a Trojan Horse: Islam.

Islam was birthed by primitives some 1400 years ago and over time invaded much of the world at the point of the sword. Presently, Islamists, with their treasuries flushed with petrodollars, are in a great position to realize their ongoing dream of bringing the world under the rule of Muhammad’s Ummah. On the one hand, Pakistan is already a nuclear power and the Islamic Republic of Iran aims to be one before too long. On the other hand, Muslim governments and wealthy Sheikhs are funding Islamic schools, centers and front organizations in the West to work from within at the unraveling of non-Islamic democratic systems.

This danger makes it imperative to revisit the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and make the necessary adjustments to legally defeat Islam’s subversion of our democratic system.

Some people may ask, why others on our planet are not subjected to severe restriction? Because Muslims have been taught to ignore the laws of the host country and never assimilate. To a Muslim there is only one law and that is Sharia law. Muslims, like other nationalities, do not migrate in order to live in peace and achieve the Western dream. They migrate in order to change the host country, in a manner they have been indoctrinated from their childhood. They can’t help it. It is part of their identity. Wherever Muslims go, so goes their ethos.  This has become a huge problem for the 21st century civilized world.

As more and more Muslims arrive in non-Islamic lands, as they reproduce with great fertility, as they convert the disenchanted and minorities, (Muslims in non-Muslim lands proselytize relentlessly and convert others while any Muslim who leaves Islam is judged as an apostate and automatically condemned to death) and as petrodollar-flush Muslims and Muslim treasuries supply generous funds, Muslims gather more power to undermine the democratic rule of a host country.

The hydra of Islam reveals itself when Muslim jihadist lash out with sophisticated and well-funded lawyers, terrorist groups, and terror-sponsoring governments who have the bomb and those who race non-stop to acquire the ultimate weapon. There is no time to waste. We must steadfastly confront Islam since it is the only way to defeat a fanatical enemy who does not believe in negotiation or compromise. For Islam, it is winner take all. And the way that permissive, oblivious, and well-meaning free societies are reacting does not bode well for liberty.

Islam must be recognized for what it is: a Trojan Horse carrying in its belly what will assuredly slaughter any and all who stand in its way without compunction.

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Dalai Lama: ‘Europe is for Europeans,’ EU will become ‘Muslim’ or ‘African’ if migrants allowed to stay

“Europe is for Europeans”

With too many Muslim migrants, “the continent could become ‘Muslim’ or ‘African.’”

“Only a ‘limited number’ of migrants should be permitted to reside in Europe”

According to globalist labels, these are the “racist“, “Islamophobic“, “intolerant“, “EU democracy-threatening“, “far right“, “Nazi” words of populists like Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, and Italy’s Matteo Salvini right?  Throw in Donald Trump too. Except, that they are not the words of  “populists” who have been logically and responsibly aiming to protect their citizenry and democratic heritage, but are constantly attacked and disparaged, even by the Pope–the blind guide sitting comfortably, wealthy and walled in at the Vatican. These words have been issued by a global leader that is deemed to be a top peacemaker who also teaches the young about how to be peacemakers: “The Dalai Lama”. His words of warning about Muslim migration should be on front pages of the news everywhere, but they won’t be, because they are not what globalists want to hear nor convey to the public. They fear that the Dalai Lama might influence citizens who have been duped into thinking that kindness and charity means to throw out all logic and fling open the doors to every and anyone regardless of their background activity or their goals.

The Dalai Lama went on to instruct:

“Receive them, help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country….I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.”

“Dalai Lama: Europe Will Become ‘Muslim’ if Migrants Allowed to Stay”, by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 27, 2019:

The Dalai Lama insisted Wednesday that “Europe is for Europeans,” warning that if too many migrants are allowed to stay, the continent could become “Muslim” or “African.”

The Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959, told the BBC that only a “limited number” of migrants should be permitted to reside in Europe.

The 83-year-old said Europe should take in refugees and offer them an education, but then send them back to their homelands.

“European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, then the aim is return to their own land,” he said.

The BBC host asked what should happen if migrants want to stay in their adopted countries, to which the Dalai Lama replied:

“A limited number is OK, but whole Europe eventually become Muslim country? Impossible. Or African country? Also impossible.”

Asked what was wrong with the scenario of Europe becoming Muslim or African, he said: “They themselves I think better to their own land. Keep Europe for Europeans.”

This was not the first time the Tibetan leader has voiced these opinions……

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Israel: The Small, Great Country

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When US President Donald Trump finally admitted that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, he was merely acknowledging what everyone already knew. Jerusalem has been the heart of Israel for over 3,000 years, and, like it or not, has served as the Jewish state’s administrative center for the past 70 years.

But that didn’t stop the Arab nations from condemning, vilifying and even threatening Trump for his audacity. This despite the fact that under Israel’s control, Jerusalem has been a city open to people of all religious backgrounds, and its holy sites are open to everyone without restriction. This certainly was not the case when the city was ruled by Arab Muslims.

Let us not forget that the Arabs rejected the UN Partition Plan of 1947 that would have already back then created a Palestinian state. The Arabs wanted war so that they could throw the Jews into the sea. But they failed. And so, the Arabs tried again, and again, and again, each time losing more and more territory to Israel.

Only Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was smart enough to try a different approach, and managed to regain the Sinai Peninsula from Israel by offering peace. All Israel wants, surrounded as it is by 22 Arab countries, is to live quietly in its little corner of the Middle East.

Arabs say that Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims, but it is sacred also to the Jews and Christians. Muslims tend to sidestep the fact that they also have Mecca and Medina, in addition to numerous holy sites in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Egypt.

The Jews, meanwhile, have this one holy city, which they happily open to all. Arabs should instead focus on all the ways in which Israel has surpassed them. It is the only true democracy in the region, it is a first world country among a backward Middle East, and it is a world leader in technology, medicine and other fields of science. All theArab states have managed to export of late is terrorism.  And yet, many in the Middle East, from Gaza to Lebanon to Iraq to Iran, still believe that in order to achieve peace and stability in the region, Israel must be destroyed! Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s famous quote still rings true for me as an Arab living in this twisted reality: “We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” We Arabs should have taken a lesson from the Japanese, who knew that following World War II they could not continue to view America as an enemy if they wanted to move forward. And so, despite the fact that America had nuked two of their cities, the Japanese began a new chapter in which America was portrayed as a friend, partner and, eventually, an ally. It was this courageous first step that enabled Japan to emerge from the ashes of World War II and become the advanced first-world nation it is today.

ABOUT RAMI DABBAS

Rami Dabbas is a Jordanian civil engineer, activist and writer. He was born to a Jordanian father and a Russian mother in the city of Astana in Kazakhstan. Rami is a sympathizer with the religious minorities in the Middle East.

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