University of Denver hosts ‘White Privilege Symposium’

  • The University of Denver is hosting a variety of workshops as part of the annual “White Privilege Symposium.”
  • Workshops offered include “White Accountability” and “Colored White: A Discussion On White Identity.”

The University of Denver will host and sponsor the annual “White Privilege Symposium,” (WPS) which is set up to “examine patterns, cultures, and systems that contribute to identity, power, and privilege,” on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium will feature breakout sessions such as “Anti-Racist Allyship: Avoiding The Pitfalls,” “Colleagial Check-In for POC: Needing Connection While Managing Whiteness,” “Colored White: A Discussion On White Identity,” “White Accountability,” and more, according to the symposium website,

“How are folks engaged in this work really problematizing their own white fragility, defensiveness, tokenization of POC, etc., and how can you become an even better ally/accomplice?”

“Helping white people understand the difference between accountability and blame and challenging white people to use this knowledge to check their own white [privilege] and to dismantle the systems of racism that permeate this country,” is the stated purpose of the session.

Another workshop titled “Similar but Separate” seeks to explain the difference between black and brown women to the audience.

“We will explain the differences of black and brown women in Colorado,” that description states. “Many people believe black and brown women experience the same inequalities; however we do not.”

The “Anti-Racist Allyship: Avoiding the Pitfalls” workshop even criticizes the “good progressive or liberal” who considers themselves an “anti-racist ally.”The description asks progressives and liberals, “what happens when you are challenged, to think of yourself and your work differently?”

“Quite often, POC find ourselves disappointed, shocked, and saddened by how frequently the ‘ally,’ especially the white ally, reveals themselves to be anything but,” it explains. “How are folks engaged in this work really problematizing their own white fragility, defensiveness, tokenization of POC, etc., and how can you become an even better ally/accomplice?”

When Campus Reform asked the University of Denver what the university is doing to sponsor the program, the school said it is letting the WPS use university space. If members of the community disagree with the content in the symposium, they are encouraged to come and discuss the issue, the school told Campus Reform.

“The University of Denver brings together people and communities with diverse and opposing viewpoints and we invite members of our community to engage in civil discourse regardless of subject. We strive to create an inclusive environment that fosters the intellectual growth of our students, alumni, and the greater, global community,” the school told Campus Reform. “Within that environment, we encourage each individual to engage in respectful discourse and the critical examination of ideas. Freedom of expression is crucial to the mission of the University of Denver.”

The UD Graduate School of Social Work is sponsoring the WPS as well as The University of Colorado-Denver.

COLUMN BY

Adam Sabes

ADAM SABES

Mississippi Senior Campus Correspondent

Adam Sabes is Mississippi Senior Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. He is a junior at Mississippi State University, where he is majoring in Journalism. He also contributes to Red Alert Politics.

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Diverse and Divided

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Board of Directors issued a comprehensive statement in 2006, whose combined language included helping students to connect their education to societal issues, change inequities, and to promote cultural empathy, pluralism, and diversity in a liberal education.  The key words for determining the value of today’s education, which are severely undermining western civilization, however, are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Diversity used to define the variety of learning experiences, opinions, and opportunities for a well-rounded education, but the term now applies to the students themselves – their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, and disability – and how they are to be divided and classified for acceptance into the institute of higher indoctrination.   Meritocracy, then, has been set aside for a quota system based on superficialities, which is passionately supported by the University of Michigan (U-M), among others.  Its spending for the promotion of diversity and inclusivity, reported on October 10, 2016, was $40 million per year with an additional $85 million proposed over the next five years.  Another strategic plan for an “inclusive and equitable campus community” required $17 million, and $31 million would be taken from the university’s general fund – increased tuition (by 3.9 percent), student fees, and appropriations granted by state lawmakers – more than double the rate of inflation.  Liberal programs of propaganda are indeed expensive propositions. As we shall see, the key words are a whitewash of deception, while an assault is being waged against the very education that these students hope to obtain.

Lest we assume that U-M is alone in its objectives, Colorado State University has a “Bias Hotline,” where one may report any conduct, speech or prejudice that could be seen as intimidating, demeaning, degrading, marginalizing, victimizing, or threatening to individuals or groups based on that individual group’s actual or perceived speech or behavior.  This is, of course, a violation of the First Amendment, the freedom of speech, but also a means of robbing students of coping skills they’ll need in the adult world.  In keeping with the times, the U-M also implemented a hotline for citing microaggressions, discrimination, and incivility by students and instructors alike, where one might even report an offense at not being addressed by a preferred pronoun.

Further, university President Mark Schlissel nominated the school’s first chief diversity officer to distinguish and root out discrimination, for a hefty annual salary of $385,000 (within the diversity office payroll of $11 million).  This preoccupation with denouncing someone for mis-speaking strongly resembles the Nazi HJ-Streifendienst (Patrol Force).  The divisiveness causes  suspicion and greater rifts between student groups, as well as a purposeful disconnect from school camaraderie and national unity.

In order to gain Inclusivity, however, the minority students must declare their Exclusivity, their distinction to the group with which they align. This is a regression to tribalism with an increased hostility toward others, to gain power in their common victimhood, to seek more privileges and prestige from the more numerous white, straight, Christian (conservative) males, whom they now view as oppressors and label “white supremacists.”  It is also a total disregard for E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one.  They are not accepting that America was founded by Whites, that the end of slavery was achieved by Whites, and that our nation’s growth and prosperity was realized by Whites.  England’s Shakespeare and other masters in their fields, also Whites, have been removed from many curricula, an intentional depletion of scholarship for the sake of activism and the new equity.

Additional agitators have singled out Jews as oppressors, providing the setting for racist, fascist, Klan, Nazi, and pro-Palestinian groups to isolate, boycott, and protest the existence of Israel and Jews – even with violence.  Jewish instructors have been isolated, harassed and sometimes forced to leave because of threats to their families.  Jewish students are the prey of biased teachers and antisemitic groups.  Disturbingly, the new school culture strongly suggests an alignment with the strategy of the left and ideology of Islam.

In the past, Equity meant equal opportunities for all students to rise as far as their own abilities, hard work, and talent would take them.  Today it means accepting an equal number of students defined by social issues to produce like-minded mediocrity.   The new “cultural training programs” do not address the American culture, and the “language police” are engaged to monitor and restrict the use of words deemed offensive to the diverse groups.  Their apparent purpose is to change the student’s focus – from correct to politically correct, from justice to social justice, from the groundwork for their future occupations to their groundless preoccupations.  Visiting speakers with new ideas are usually unwelcome, and aggression, comparable to the left or Islamic incitement, is promoted to shut down those who dare to impart their opposing views.

Needless to say, because the student pool is no longer the “best and brightest,” it has become necessary to change teaching methods and criteria – reduced requirements to meet reduced abilities, and to qualify for federal grant money.  Education finally accommodates Hillary Clinton’s deceptive trope, “no child left behind.”

Inclusion is now an identity-based, rather than an industry- and achievement-based, system of quotas, and students who once qualified for a university education may now be disqualified if his/her marginalized group has not gained acceptance.  For example, Harvard, among others, has sought to limit the number of Asian-American applicants when it exceeds the quota, despite that group’s exceptional achievements in scholastics, extracurricular activities and interests.  Accordingly, academia is willing to deny superior students’ entry to prestigious schools in order to offer the opportunity to less capable students who, further down the road, may be overwhelmed and obliged to quit.   As for the Jewish students, on far too many campuses, they are targets of harassment, vandalism, exclusion from campus activities, and calls for expulsion, while leftist schools protect the vandals by declaring their attacks to be “free speech.”

Once again, this “education” appears to be geared to the destruction of democracy.  The mechanism leads us through Neotribalism (breakdown of social structure, friendship and community), opposing white students and isolating Jewish students, eroding the male identity, curbing thoughts and speech, and the weakened education, as the left prepares the students for a parallel Islamic legal system.

Another example is the university’s Institute for Research on Women & Gender’s sponsoring an event in February, 2018, titled, “Pederastic Kinship: Deidealizing Queer Studies,” which focused on pederasty, that is to say, sexual relationships between an adult and underage boys.  By its mere presentation, the criminal deviancy was validated, again dishonoring masculinity, and encouraging a behavior that is tolerated in many Muslim societies.

The Jewish victimization is being addressed.  The U of M’s President Mark Schlissel and administrators  have received notification from The Lawfare Project for reports that John Cheney-Lippold, American culture professor, and Lucy Peterson, graduate teaching assistant, denied Jewish students’ their earned letters of recommendation to study abroad in, specifically, Israel.  Another student divulged that her instructor said her degree was contingent upon her watching a slide presentation that contained historic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories: one equating Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Adolf Hitler, and another depicting Jews as money-hungry pigs.  In fact, Lawfare is monitoring several universities across the country that have created hostile antisemitic environments, and is now demanding from the U-M immediate and concrete steps to unambiguously condemn anti-Semitism in order to provide a “safe academic environment for Jewish and Israeli students,” in keeping with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism.  The First Amendment was not established as a shield for bigotry.

To paraphrase a quote by Shannon L. Adler:  Before a student or educator calls himself any of the identities recognized by the schools’ programs, one must first learn to be human.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Devin Edwards on Unsplash.

Soviet Fascism [a.k.a. Democrat Socialism] vs. Americanism

Newt Gingrich said that the midterm election on November 6, 2018 will be between Americanism and Socialism. I disagree: this election will be between Americanism and Fascism. The rampage shooting in Pittsburgh synagogue is a definite sign of fascism on our soil. We have been systematically fed this evil ideology, but haven’t responded adequately and now the evil is rising within our midst. To fight it successfully we must first know the evil. In fact, three days before the massacre in Pittsburgh, I published in this magazine my column titled: Fascist Evil is At Our Door! For nearly thirty years it has been my mission to expose the evil that now confronts us. That was my 88th column; click here and read it. Today I will try to convince you that I was right by changing the term Soviet Socialism to Soviet Fascism.

To understand how pervasive socialism is today, you have to know how Stalin built the first Socialist State in the world. I dedicated this topic to four of my books and over eighty internet articles. In short, Socialism is a Utopian ideal that became a bloody, compulsive and intimidating culture, with the main assistance of the police, directed against the will of Russian people who were already conditioned by Tsarist regimes to accept authoritarianism. By preaching Marxist slogans, Stalin actually implemented his own brand of Socialism, using an arsenal of lies, deception, fraud, and obfuscations, creating a Police State and making a totally corrupt system. During the 20th century, these tactics were spread throughout the globe by Soviet trained charlatan-leaders, bringing 200 million deaths, incredible injuries to indigenous populations, and destroying and harming ecosystems across the globe… This is Fascism on a worldwide basis!

I have been educating you, the American people, because the vast majority of Americans are not familiar with the real Socialism, hence they allowed a criminal social theory to become a legitimate philosophy in the country. In my books—Socialism is a myth, a fraud based on a Utopian concept. Just look at Bernie Sanders, 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 an absence of knowledge of real Socialism and its agenda. Socialism creates a Police State, a political system of totalitarianism, a one-party dictatorship ending in the loss of individual liberty and private property that is the opposite of democracy and should be called what it is-Fascism.

Today the media throws around the terms socialism, communism, and Marxist ideology with ease. The idealistic aspects have become popular topics for discussion on radio, TV, and the internet without revealing the fascist reality. Their words are misleading, the result—32 percent of millennials are now drawn to Socialism. To really understand socialism, you must have lived through it. I am a survivor of Socialism and I know what it truly means. To reveal it, I’ll give you only one feature of Socialism to grasp the reality, and it is not the Gulag, Perjuries, or Show Trials, you have already heard about. I’ll give you the picture of the real human disaster life becomes under Socialism.

One face of Socialism—The Communal Apartment

Until I got married and moved to Estonia, my entire life since childhood had taken place in a communal apartment (kommunalka); first in Moscow and then in Leningrad. It was the very famous Pertsov’s building, biggest in Leningrad, 10,000 people were crammed into it. Pertsov was a successful Russian businessman associated with railroad transportation, particularly with the first Russian railroad from St. Petersburg to Moscow. It was the famous Imperial Government of Russia Nicolas Railroad built in 1869 in honor of Czar Nicolas 1. After the 1917 Socialist Revolution all Real Estate of the country, including the Pertsov’s building was confiscated and nationalized, thus becoming the property of the State.

The thousands of 2 to 7 room apartments became property of the government. They were remade to be communal ones, where each family received one room. My family got a room in an apartment on the second floor. Although it was a pretty big room, there was not enough light—the only window being in the corner, which looked out at the building’s wall. We had to have electrical lights on all the time. The long corridor was never empty, as each family had the right to locate some old items and boxes with laundry next to a door off their room. There were seven families in the apartment, which had one kitchen, one bathroom, one lavatory next to the kitchen. Can you imagine what was going on at seven o’clock in the morning in our apartment???

The kitchen was big and comprised of seven tables with seven kerosenka (an oil or paraffin-stove), one on each table.  We had a table with our own kerosenka to cook. The women in the apartment spent hours in the kitchen each day, preparing the meals for the family. Our kitchen became the place to socialize and exchange views. The big kitchen also had a back door to take the garbage out. All the neighbors tossed their garbage into the back yard, where big wooden boxes were constructed for garbage. I am talking about the 1950s-1960s. You can still see a lot of communal apartments in Russia’s big cities today. There are not a lot of changes in this respect in Russia. These are the living conditions that take place when the State is in charge. Is this the kind of living conditions you want for your family in the future? They (the Elite, ruling class) are not interested in your welfare. They are interested in you working to generate wealth for their benefit.

For your information the collapse of the Soviet Union meant the collapse of the Socialist economy, which couldn’t produce enough wealth. Though it may have collapsed under its own weight, the Police State under the KGB survived, and is thriving. So, nothing substantial has changed and under Putin’s leadership and the current apparatchiks are flourishing in Russia today. Yes, nothing substantial has changed in Russia. The KGB is still running the country with a crony capitalism instead of failed socialism. That’s it. Yet, the spread of the ideology of Soviet Fascism continues as ever before. Even before the fall, the ideology had come to America through the infiltration on the Democrat Party by KGB operatives. The agenda is the same—destruction of Western civilization and Americanism. Educate yourself by reading my books and columns…

Socialism will bankrupt America just like it has everywhere it has taken hold. In “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” the authors conclude that implementing programs such as Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-all” would immediately reduce the size of the U.S. economy by 40%. That, they note, would be the equivalent of stealing $24,000 a year from every American citizen. Fed Report Makes Dire Prediction of What Socialism Would Do to U.S. Total Conservative, Posted By: admin on: October 24, 2018In: All NewsFinancePoliticsUS News

“Socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse,” the report states. “Detailed policy proposals from self-declared socialists are gaining support in Congress and among much of the electorate.”

In a conference call with reporters, Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said that one need look no further than the failing state of  Venezuela to see the perils of inviting socialism into your government. From my books you will learn that Socialism has failed everywhere it was tried…

American Intelligence and Academia are Failing Us

How do we get back to American ideals? Many people are asking this question. I can answer the question, yet, you can also answer it too, if you tell me; what is the difference between the Taliban and the Caravan? Do you know the difference? I do. They are both fighting America on different continents. The rest is the same—they are the different fronts of the war against Western civilization waged by the ideology of Soviet Fascism with the same strategy, tactics, devices, methods and tricks. Yes, we still use the phrases like ‘Socialism against Capitalism’, talking about economics, but the ideology running that force is still Soviet Fascism.

In a preceding column, Fascist Evil is At Our Door, I described the recent Muslim invasion of Europe, and how it was organized and executed. The Caravan is a repetition of that invasion on the American continent. The same Kremlin Soviet Mafia executed it, using the radical army of America’s Socialist mafia, created by the Democrat Party in cahoots with the KGB. Using the term KGB, I mean the entire Russian Intel—it is a collective image, the reason for that is those three letters are familiar to the vast majority of Americans. The ideology of Soviet Fascism is the banner and nucleus of the Kremlin’s war against Western civilization.

I gave you the concept of this ideology in 2006-2007. Soviet Fascism is the ideology of different political groups, an amalgamation of Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Anarchists, radical Islamists, and other left-wing groups around the globe, united under the Kremlin’s umbrella to fight Western civilization. P.159, What is Happening to America?  The Hidden Truth of Global Destruction, Xlibris, 2012

Then, in the same book, I delivered a concept of World War Three in the Chapter 10: Face to Face with Soviet Fascism. It is quite a simple one, if you read my books and know the subject. WW III: Recruitment and Infiltration, Drugs and Assassinations. All of that you are witnessing in America today is an asymmetrical war going on within America’s borders. That is the reason, I am constantly repeating that knowledge of Russia is a Must. The Dems have been constantly keeping you away from that knowledge. Do you remember the field of Sovietology bringing you information of the events in the Soviet Union? It was demolished by the Dems to keep you uninformed. Later the same happened with the field of Kremlinology to make you deaf, mute, and naked before their Evil.

I am giving you this information for a reason—two areas of American government are responsible for a tremendous loss of our people, our capacities and treasury: the Intelligence apparatus and Academia. The top of our Intel has been infiltrated and has been incompetent for the last thirty years due to two Dems’ ‘Manchurian Candidate’ Presidents. Two Dems Presidents (who bought into the Socialist propaganda) had been collaborating with the Russian Intel Services, selling American interests, resulting in dead Americans and wasted treasury. They were executing the agenda of Soviet Fascism—destruction of Americanism. See details in my book Socialist Lies: From Stalin to the Clintons, Obamas, and Sanders. Xlibris, 2016.

Knowing the Russian methods, agenda, and its proclivity to mold Soviet style charlatan-leaders around the world to engineer the cadres of fifth columnists, I started researching. There are two types of people committing betrayals: those who do not like the system established by our Founding Fathers and are trying to transform it– they are currently collaborating with the KGB to destroy America the Beautiful, and those people who haven’t a clue about the KGB infiltrations, hence becoming their unwitting accomplices. The FBI Director, current Security and Intel people won’t be able to identify those culprits without reading my books and columns. We are dealing with an Axis of Evil under Kremlin’s direction and command. Americans must know that, because there is not only a coup against President Trump, it is also a coup against the American Republic led by the Dems collaborating with Putin’s KGB.

It was not a coincidence that information about my books and columns had been banned by the FBI—I was telling the Truth about Russia and like the fields of Sovietology and Kremlinology my Truth was supposed to be hidden and banned. The Truth about this mortal enemy therefore did not reach the vast majority of Americans, they are unaware of the Truth. During those years the radical army of the Socialist mafia was created by the Dems in collaboration with Putin’s political operatives. Today all of them are fighting the unique social system left to us by our Founding Fathers and betraying the American people, our traditions, and our values. Alas! Academia had missed it and that will cost us dearly with very negative consequences…

Andrew Gillum is a dangerous man, the FBI corruption probe of Gillum is more serious than expected and he wants to be a Governor of Florida! It is interesting what kind of connection Socialist-Andrew Gillum has with Central America and his ties to the Dems’ Socialist mafia in America. I’ve been writing about the Dem’s adherence to the ideology of Soviet Fascism for many years—this is the result. The Dems have become a party of fraud and obstruction. Please, read my column Socialist Threat is Real and Immediate in America, where I told the story of a Spanish singer, who went from Russia to Central America to “teach” engineering in 1955. It is also important to know the Soviet document, mentioned there, which is actually declared a war to Western civilization in 1955. Knowledge of Russia is a must to grasp global events in the 21st century…

We are dealing with the conspiracy against the American Republic, which is also called Treason. I do not know who submitted my name to the FISA Court to make me a foreign agent, but possible it has been done by any of three individuals: Robert Mueller, Andrew McCabe, or James Comey… They are actually all Democrats, who have been fighting the Republicans for decades. The politicized DOJ, Intel, and FBI have been helping the Dems by covering up the crime they committed, acting against Republicans for several decades. Don’t be surprised that in 2018 we are looking for collusion between Trump and Putin, which is absurd, but we are not hearing anything about treason and conspiracy among the top Dems who had been involved. Like in the Soviet Union the heroes had become the criminals, and the criminals become heroes in America today…

Not knowing the Truth, Americans have been flailing away at the endless symptoms of the sinister ideology not the mortal disease itself—Soviet Fascism. The Dems, the enemy within, meanwhile were collaborating with the foreign Putin’s operatives against America. All recent shootings are orchestrated to affect the upcoming midterm election to defeat Republicans, saying they are responsible for the crime—a typical example of the Soviet propaganda machine—to accuse the opposition in crime the Dems themselves had committed… Rush was right calling it “false flag.” President Trump attempts to stop the Dems’ Deep State’s criminal activities, this is the motivation that unites the anti-Trump forces, accusing him as a racist and collaborating with Putin. You have to know Soviet Fascism to grasp it. You are witnessing how Soviet Fascism with the help of Dems is assaulting and confronting Americanism!

The Dems’ reason for the hateful resistance to the GOP is not only to revenge a losing election. The main and real reason of resistance is to cover-up the sinister crime of TREASON that they have committed over several decades. This crime of the Dems, committed by the leadership of a radical Socialist mafia should be a major topic in the midterm election on November 6, 2018.

Don’t allow Dems’ Socialism to take over the American Republic, fight Soviet Fascism on November 6, 2018, to save the legacy of our Founding Fathers, vote Republican!

Knowledge is Power! Good Luck America the Beautiful!

To be continued www.simonapipko1.com or  www.drrichswier.com/author/spipko/.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is courtesy of The Peoples Cube.

New Pipe Bomb Discovered in Obama’s Mansion

Comrades!

It seems another tragedy was averted in the nick of time! A team of crack FBI counterterrorism investigators have discovered a non-exploding pipe bomb in the mansion of the Obama family. The pipe was attached to the toilet and was directed, through a hole in the floor, towards a subterranean, tube-like shelter. Team Mueller is currently investigating this subterranean network of interconnected catacombs. It is a miracle this device has not yet exploded.

drain-pipes.jpgThe Obama family denies ever having seen this non-exploding “pipe” before. According to witnesses, the pipe was recently tampered with by a group of white males driving around in a suspicious van.

“It said something like ‘plum service’ or something,” an emotional Michelle explained. “I thought they sold fruit. But then these people suddenly came in and started waving with iron tools. They did not have fruit at all! The housekeeper said we ordered them because of some kind of blockage, but my digestion is very good lately. It was very strange.”

Already reports are coming in from other high-ranking democrats. It seems, all over the country, many similar vans are driving around. Their numbers increased sharply right after the first reports of a booming economy came in. Pundits on CNN suggest that Donald Trump is abusing the economy to embolden his army of blue-collar supremacists to tamper with these strange, non-exploding pipe-bomb-like objects in the bathrooms of his political adversaries.

Please check your own toilet, comrades! Stay safe!

Minitrue

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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer are still waiting for theirs to arrive, but are sure that like their government paycheck, the “check is in the mail.”

The FBI has already prepared the report of the multi-billion dollar investigation that it anticipates being requested to do, and will identify saliva on the stamps as 1/1024 of Russian origin.

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The Press As The Enemy Of The People.

During the past few days, I have heard some of the most unpalatable utterances from renowned, national news outlets. Following a week where a foolish and hateful idiot sent over ten bombs, (fake or real) to various Democrat leaders; where a demonic lunatic in Pittsburgh mauled down some of the most peaceful, loving people in our society; and where a man with a gun prevented another massacre from being perpetrated by an armed gunman, some in the press are making the case that these acts, unlinkable as they may be, are primarily due to the political utterances of the President of the United States.

To these people facts have no bearing in the formulation of their opinion.  To them, if the perpetrator of the injustice worships the President, his actions are the fault of the President of the United States.  If, on the other hand, the perpetrator hates the President of the United States, his actions are still the President’s fault.  And if there is no identifiable political slant to the perpetrator, the defender, or the victims the President is still equally to blame.

Make no mistake, the President of the United States can no more be blamed for the illegal and violent acts of a crazed lunatic than can my dog’s mere existence.

The President has fired back by once again calling the fake press the enemy of the people. I, for one, think the President has a point, as does a substantial portion of the electorate.

Let’s start by acknowledging that calling out the press’s hypocritical and reckless conduct is just as valid a political observation, when true, as any other; and perhaps even more necessary.

In a panel discussion on CNN, Julia Ioffe of GQ Magazine actually said, “This President has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.”  ISIS, the evil, vial, and murderous organization that almost radicalized a whole continent.  ISIS, the organization that owes its success at radicalizing hundreds of thousands of individuals to the passive and permissive posture of President Barack Obama.  ISIS, the organization whose radicalization consisted of justifying the decapitation of thousands and the capture and rape of countless women.  And ISIS, the organization whose existence was essentially terminated by the actions of President Trump.

That such patently and absurdly unjustifiable comments are allowed to fly without admonition from CNN nor sanction from GQ is utterly atrocious, yet the comments flow through the airwaves and the internet, decorated with CNN’s and GQ’s stamps of authenticity.

During the same weekend, Joe Scarborough said that for the President to have tweeted comments about baseball and his hair “was done intentionally to send a message to white nationalists; ‘this doesn’t bug me that much.'”  Again the comment represented a despicable, open, and wholly unsubstantiated attack, not just on the President’s actions, but also on his intent.  What scintilla of evidence does Scarborough have that the President was sending a signal to anyone, much less white nationalists?  Of course, he has none.  The allegation was completely fabricated by one whose animus against the President of the United States is so intense he can’t see straight.  And predictably, there was no correction from MSNBC.

And on Sunday, on MSNBC, Malcolm Nance said about the President, “He uses megaphones to tell these tribes that they belong to him, and this is leading to violence,” a purely hysterical, hateful, and wholly unsubstantiated comment that was once again allowed to persist by a network without retort or correction.

Then there’s John Heilemann, who charged during an appearance on MSNBC, “The President is obviously a racist.  He’s obviously a demagogue.  He obviously condones anti-Semitism. Stokes up nationalist hatred.” (emphasis added)  Yet no president has shown greater support for Israel nor has done more to support Jewish rights and the Jewish Community than President Donald J. Trump.

When outlandish charges such as these are recurrently allowed entry into the national forum under the guise of serious political discussion by news outlets that neither provide substantiation, reprimand, or correction the presence of an underlying biased, political agenda is revealed.  And when such a bias commands a greater priority than truth in reporting, the reporter or networks stop serving the needs of the people and start working against them.

Clearly, the press has an immeasurably important role to play in a democracy, and in particular, in the United States of America. That role is centered upon the delivery of information regarding the events of the day, inclusive of thoughtful, substantiated, and well-researched analysis.  Yes, the news is biased, but that is to be expected, as we are all biased. But we expect the press to be responsible and fair.

Make no mistake, when the press is delivering stories and opinions on a national level with the primary purpose of undermining the President of the United States regardless of the truth of the matter asserted, it is acting against the interests of the people. When it spreads lies, or paints stories in a deceitful light so as to forward an institutionalized political agenda at the expense of the truth, it is acting against the interests of the people. When it purposefully conflates hyperbolic political rhetoric delivered during a campaign despite the office holder’s actual performance demonstrating the contrary, it is acting against the interests of the people.   When the press stops acting as an objective deliverer of facts and instead acts as a propaganda machine, it acts against the interest of the people.  When the press allows its news programs to be used as platforms by political hacks to foment vitriol and lies without retort or correction from the network, it acts against the interests of the people.  And when a person or institution consistently and recurrently acts against the interest of the American people, it becomes the enemy of the people.

In either case, as demonstrated by its disgraceful performance this week, the disservice the press is presently providing our Republic and our democracy vastly outweighs its benefit.  It is clearly time for the press, as an institution, to reassess the job it is doing on behalf of the people of the United States.  If it does, and if it were to provide more objective and substantiated coverage of the day’s events, I am certain it would stop being viewed as an enemy of the people by nearly half the country and will reassert its position as the indispensable ally to our republic that it needs to be.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Federalist Pages. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Elijah O’Donnell on Unsplash.

The American Victim

It was a late October night when my best friend Heather and I made the pilgrimage to school to meet the bus after a long day of footballing with our boys. Two Southern Belles giggling and recapping the day’s experience, we were an inseparable pair of wives and moms without a care in the world as we navigated the dark rural highway where we had not seen a car for miles.

“What’s the speed limit?” I kept asking Heather, but we had no clue. Cruising along at a safe 65 MPH in the middle of nowheres-ville, I was completely shocked to see the blue lights that appeared behind us.

“Step out of the car!”

This was the scariest moment of my life. As I stepped out, there was nothing but darkness. I was overwhelmed and blinded by the brightest white light I had ever seen. It hurt to look at it.

The ominous voice behind the light continued to give me aggressive orders that bordered on angry, while Heather sat in the car and did not move a muscle. I knew that this is what people were referring to when I had seen them on television chanting Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!  I instinctively put my hands up just to make double sure the officers knew I was not wielding a weapon. As the orders continued, I knew that these were going to be my last moments on earth and I could already feel the hot lead penetrating my chest.

In a final attempt at life, I cried out in my Mom voice, “You are scaring me!!!”

There was a brief pause when a form of a man begin to break the barrier of the white light to reveal scarcely more than a boy, acting alone. The young man was shaking, more afraid than I. He put his police voice back on and demanded to know just WHERE was I going at ten miles an hour over the speed limit.

We gave him our day’s story and things seemed to calm down once he recognized our naiveté.

“Well, don’t let this happen again!” he said, and we were on our way.

I wondered what might have happened had I not been a white, educated woman with roots in Southern charm, realizing that this same fear is truly more than just a perceived notion in some communities. That there is a type of injustice when innocent men die without cause or understanding is not a myth.

I need to make that point clear before I pen what I have to say at the risk of being inflammatory without intent or incurring misdirected accusations of racism or gender bias. Sometime before writing this column, I got into my car and drove to Selma where I spent a few hours at the Lowndes Interpretive Center. The park ranger, a young woman of color, invested in speaking with me from a place of wholeness. I took the time to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge. I abhor the heart of the actions that occurred on Bloody Sunday and would hope to think I would not have remained silent had I been there.

Having now established my point that injustice DOES exist at times and that it, along with the most unjust events of American history, should not be overlooked, my story begins.

In the late summer of 2018, the stage was set for one of the most intriguing US Open women’s tennis grand slam finals of all times. The aging champion verses the new generation held the potential for a regime change that would not be the first of its kind. Federer had once dethroned Sampras and captured five consecutive Wimbledon titles only to be dethroned, albeit briefly, by Nadal in 2008 during one of the most thrilling matches of the open era. Nobody left pouting. It happens. It’s part of sports. Somebody has to win and somebody has to lose. It’s a casualty of the game. Sportsmanship is expected.

In basketball, if you or your coach curse or yell at the referee, you get a technical foul. Nobody protests. There is a respect for authority and the system of rules. In tennis, a gentlemen and ladies’ sport, players give their all in a hushed reverence after being presented with a bouquet of flowers, and when in England, are expected to curtsy to the royal box.

Ladies wear skirts. There is a dress code defined by the particular stadium. Tennis is a sport of highest etiquette, defined by a code of ethics, both written and unwritten.

I watched the horrific 2018 US Open finals twice in full, not just the advantageous clips presented by the media to promote the sexism/victim theory. I am and have always been a huge Serena fan, but the sexism discussion following her loss was a diversion tactic for what actually happened in that match—a narcissistic abuse tactic called deflection and a huge disappointment to all of us that love Serena, the girl who was WINNING in the second set.

Nobody was preventing her from taking the trophy. It was hers to lose on her own and she did. Osaka, a woman of color, beat the aging champion fair and square. BIG. Not just by a hair. This, just before Serena had a public meltdown.

Does there need to be a discussion regarding sexism and abuse of chair umpire? Perhaps. But THIS is not what cost Serena this match. Yet THIS is what was played ad nauseum in the media to the tune of Serena’s $180 Million voice. THIS was what the highlight reel steered the uninformed public to believe.

I did not write this article because of the color of Serena’s skin, rather I wrote it for the content of her character in those isolated moments of despair. I wrote it as an athlete and a woman who feels strongly that her actions did not speak for many of us. Serena, a woman to whom much has been given, was the real thief who stole the glory of an inaugural championship moment from the young girl who beat her. She played the American victim game:

I can buck authority. When rules are imposed, deflect, and make a claim that I have been victimized. In order to boost belief in my platform and detract attention from my bad behavior, I will make sure to select some sensitive area such as gender or race in order to attract a celebrity activist who will likely garner attention for their own cause by making me a poster child. Get the media to buy in as their marketing executives enjoy champagne toasts about the boost in ratings, and pretty soon the civil war I have created will be such a maelstrom that no one will have remembered to check me in my bad behavior.

This is a cancer in the heart of some Americans that will not be addressed until a few brave souls teach our current generation to walk in the ways of God while embracing both justice AND mercy.

I am not only calling out all Mama lionesses to get in the face of our own young and address any rebellion, but also to all people to choose honesty, admitting mistaken claims of injustice when rebellion has occurred within the communities we call our own.

Take American journalist Jonathan Capehart, a man of color who likely identifies with the LGBTQ movement courageously stepped forward to admit that the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot movement was based upon a lie. Upon the release of the facts regarding the Ferguson response that resulted in the killing of Michael Brown, Capehart names Brown nothing more than an inappropriate symbol for the movement, challenging his own readers to continue standing against institutionalized hardship and injustice, but to first get the facts straight.

Again, Capehart exhibits journalistic integrity when he called out Bernie Sanders for placing himself in photos at a civil rights rally, a place where in truth he existed only in spirit.

In addition, more houses of worship than ever are stepping up to lead reconciliation events in their communities, but have not defined what reconciliation IS and IS NOT. Leaders need to cease calling reconciliation the act of NOT speaking about issues. What our communities need is a reconciliatory process that includes leaders who can put the venom aside while pursuing understanding, considering others better than ourselves, and that if tolerance is good for one, it is good for all.

The American victim game, whether based on race, gender, or moral character assaults needs to be called into account by honest leaders among our respective tribes. In the current geopolitical climate, it is time to slow down and quit solely looking to the national media as the source of truth. We need to bring back the Golden Rule and truly mean it, seeking not only to be understood, but also to understand.This is the first step toward healing the wounds of every willing man and putting an end to the American victim mentality for good, irregardless of perspective.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Alex Iby on Unsplash.

Twitter list of 653 violent attacks by leftists against Republicans

The National Review reported:

CNN anchor Don Lemon said on his show Monday that he sees only “right-wingers,” not Democrats, committing murders over their political beliefs.

National Review quoted CNN’s Lemon saying, “I don’t see Democrats killing people because of political — yeah, there may be democratic operatives who are out there.”

Well one man Peter D’Abrosca decided to take to Twitter to list 653 violent attacks by leftists against Republicans.

Here are the most recent listed by D’Abrosca (click here for the full list).

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST

10 Reasons Why The Democrat Will Lose Big on November 6th, 2018

There has been much speculation and polling done since the midterm elections of 2018 began. The legacy media has pushed two narratives: 1. Trump is evil and 2. There will be a blue wave on November 6th, 2018.

Here are 10 reasons why both narratives are hurting Democrats and the issues that truly count with the majority of voters:

  1. “It’s the economy stupid!” as James Carville pointed out to former President Bill Clinton during the 1992 election. Clinton won. The economy is booming under President Trump. People vote in their self interests. There are more working class Americans who are benefiting from the Trump administration policies than not. Win Republicans.
  2. The illegal alien invasion. Immigration remains a hot button issue with Americans, especially those who immigrated to the United States legally. Americans do not want to see their jobs taken by illegals nor do they want to pay welfare to those coming in the “caravan.” Win Republicans.
  3. #JobsNotMobs is a winning slogan. The attacks on individuals have soured the American people on the lawlessness exhibited by individuals and groups. For women a key factor is security. A safe home and community are key issues. Fear is not a winning strategy. Accosting people in public places hurts Democrats. Win Republicans.
  4. Saying what you mean and then doing what you say. President Donald J. Trump is the gold standard for making and keeping promises made during his campaign. A series of videos by Project Veritas has shown key Democrats running for election are saying anything to get elected. Lying is bad policy and worse politics. Win Republicans.
  5. The radicalization of the Democratic Party. Two movements are making an impact on bringing key Democrat constituencies to the Republicans. The first is the #WalkAway campaign. The second is the #BLEXIT movement. Both ask Democrats and Independents to think for themselves. These two campaigns, that are just getting started, will have an impact on the minority vote in 2018 and bigger impact in 2020. Win Republicans.
  6. The legacy media and fake news. The media did not learn from the 2016 presidential election. Rather than taking the win of Donald J. Trump in stride and reporting on his policies and positions in a rational and fair way, they went in the opposite direction. The legacy media now makes up news in the hopes that people will just trust them. Trust in the media is at an all time low. Fake news did not work in the presidential election of 2016 and will not work for them in the 2018 midterm election. Bias is obvious, lying is obvious and the hate for those who voted for President Trump is obvious. Win Republicans.
  7. The blame game doesn’t win hearts and minds. The Democrats and the media have since November 2016 blamed President Trump for everything from causing Hurricane Michael to the slaughter in a Pittsburgh synagogue. President Trump is a man of action. The Democrats are running on blame the other guy at all cost. Win Republicans.
  8. The Democratic Party’s growing list of socialist candidates. The Democratic Party, in order to appease the most radical part of its base, has chosen to run socialists in key races. Perhaps the most note worthy of this neo-Socialist Democrat movement are Andrew Gillum, running for governor in Florida, Julia Salazar, running for New York state senator and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, running for the U.S. Congress in New York District 4. Socialism sucks (see 1 above). Win Republicans.
  9. The Kavanaugh hearings. The lingering effect of the animus shown during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on now Associate Justice Kavanaugh still hangs like a cloud over the Democrat Party. Win Republicans.
  10. Finally, the lack of ideas. The Democratic Party is running against President Trump. That is their entire message. As Tip O’Neil said, “All elections are local.” Republicans are running on the booming economy, lower taxes, secure borders, law and order, support for ICE, support for minorities by improving their lives, legal immigration, fair trade and less government control. The Democrats aren’t saying what they really stand for but they are the opposite of what the Republicans stand for. Win Republicans.

In a article titled “Trump Campaign Blitz Will End With The GOP Winning Big” Michael Busler writes:

President Trump, who constantly reminds us of his zest for winning, is about to embark on a campaign blitz.  He will visit eight states and his campaign will spend millions on advertising.  This will begin on Wednesday and last until election day.

The result of the Trump campaign blitz will be big wins for the Republicans on election day.  The GOP will maintain a majority in the House of Representatives and increase their majority in the Senate to 56 or 57, but perhaps as high as 60. [Emphasis added]

We agree. Winning is the new mantra of the Republican Party. The proof will be in the primary pudding served up on November 6, 2018.

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Inside The SPLC/Media Matters/MSM Machine Smearing Republicans

There is a new, well-financed, well-oiled smear machine that is spinning up mud and using the media to spread it as though it is legitimate news.

It goes like this: The Southern Poverty Law Center uses its anti-conservative, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim, pro-illegal immigration, pro-LGBTQ metrics to identify “hate groups.”

The result: It has managed to label as hate groups such organizations as the Family Research Council, the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Center for Family and Human Rights, social scientist and researcher Charles Murray, Muslim analyst Frank Gaffney, the non-profit Center for Immigration Studies and its leader Mark Krikorian and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born critic of Islamic extremism.

A biblical stance on homosexuality or marriage (or even theology!) can be enough to get one on their hate list. The SPLC then lumps these Christian groups and non-PC people in with the KKK and neo-Nazis and the New Black Panthers, true hate groups, making the lists look legitimate.

It’s not. The SPLC is closer to a hate group than many of the organizations on its list. Evidence for this is that the FBI, the U.S. Army and the charity clearinghouse Guidestar used to partner with the SPLC to identify hate groups. But all of them and more have severed their partnerships with the SPLC as it has become more obviously a scammy partisan group.

The SPLC has huge financing from leftist organizations and has become a mammothly wealthy organization.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, the “organization reported $477 million in total assets and $132 million in contributions on its most recent tax forms, which cover Nov. 1, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2017. That represents an increase of $140 million in its total assets from the previous year.” It fundraises directly on emotional appeal from discriminations past, and then uses it on partisan political causes.

Unfortunately, the media still has not seen the light. The SPLC is fully trusted and used as an objective source by the mainstream media, which is a fellow traveler along the same general path of biases. So this is step one in the smear: the SPLC labels someone or some group as haters and the media trusts that designation, citing it as a source.

Step two enters with Media Matters, a hyper leftist organization funded by George Soros, among many others. Media Matters list of founding funders is like a Who’s Who in funding American progressives. The leftist, activist Tides Foundation put in $4.4 million, George Soros’ Open Society Institutes kicked in more than $1 million the Schumann Fund for Media and Democracy, run by longtime PBS host Bill Moyers chipped in $600,000.

Media Matters makes extensive use of the SPLC’s terrible list by seeking connections between Republican officeholders and anyone or any organization on the list, then attempts to vilify that Republican by association.

Since Media Matters is an obvious leftist slander machine even to many in the media, the smears are pushed out with the imprimatur of the SPLC undergirding them for “credibility,” and like the sun rising in the east, many in the media then use it as a basis to run their own stories and thereby mainstream the smear as legitimate news.

This machine was already in place, but in this election cycle it was clicked up a level by Democrat operatives who apparently discovered they could target the slime attacks against specific candidates, and inserted themselves into the machine (which was already attacking conservatives and Republicans in general.) The Democratic operative, or perhaps at times candidates themselves, sought connections between GOP candidates and the SPLC list — no matter how tenuous — and then fed that information to Media Matters to maintain a public distance from such obvious dirty tactics.

Media Matters would then run the hit pieces and those operatives/candidates would alert local media to the smear jobs, using the supposed legitimacy of the SPLC, and most of the media bit and ran stories smearing GOP candidates in what appear to be targeted races.

It’s basically Democratic story plants, which the media happily ran.

The Revolutionary Act refuses to repeat the smears, so here’s an example of one we are intimately familiar with, but with the names of the innocent removed.

A Christian Republican who had been involved in national political presidential campaigns offered to hold a fundraiser for a Republican running for a state legislative seat. The candidate naturally accepted this common offer, as virtually every candidate in either party does.

But the man who held the fundraiser is on the SPLC’s list because he was part of a group some 20 years ago that later became a white nationalist group (after he left it) and because alt right groups have re-published some of his writings, which he has no control over and which were not racist, and because an errant media report one time identified him as an officer of a racist group, which he never was. He wrote extensively explaining each of these passing connections and mistakes, and that he was never part of anything that was racist when he was part of the organization.

The SPLC didn’t care and refused to remove him from the hate list. That smear was bad enough, but the truly atrocious one was that Media Matters then ran its typical hit piece — almost assuredly planted by the candidate’s Democratic opponent. (The Republican candidate was running in his first race for a state legislative seat. Media Matters would never have been researching or even come across such a unknown person on its own.)

Remember, the candidate had only met the unfairly tainted fundraiser once before attending the event at his home. Of course, he knew nothing of the 20-year-old character assassination by the SPLC. He is a retired military JAG and his wife is Dominican! Hardly the material of white nationalist or white supremacist.

Nonetheless, not only did Media Matters defame him — which is to be expected — so did the local newspaper, whose political reporter did a huge story on the fundraiser and his relationship with the candidate in the most horrible way.

And this, after all the explanations were given regarding the fundraiser’s innocence, and the fact that the fundraiser held another event for a female Hispanic candidate in the same election cycle. Not at all what a white supremacist does.

Didn’t matter, the smear was on and the media was complicit with the SPLC, Democrat operatives and Media Matters.

This pattern with different details has been repeated in the Florida governor’s race, in two state legislative races and in a Florida congressional race, along with other races around the country.

This is the problem with a media that ranges from compliant to co-conspirator with Democrats, starting with treating the far leftist hate group SPLC as an objective arbiter of hate groups.

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

The Answer To Our Nation’s Ailments Is So Easy To See.

This week has witnessed the destructive and sinister actions of two deranged and evil men who sought to sow havoc and hatred upon others.  The first, of course, was the attempted (or feigned) mail bombings by an unstable individual in Miami targeting prominent Democrats.  The second is the vicious, senseless, and horrible mauling of Jews assembled within their own synagogue in Pittsburgh for the purposes of prayer, fellowship, and worship.  Obviously, neither of these events is in any way tolerable in a Republic or in American society.   And although there is, I expect, complete unanimity on this matter, the consensus breaks down with the attempt at identifying the root cause of our malady.

Many explanations can be posited for the deterioration in the interactions between Americans we have recently witnessed.  Some blame the faster-paced society in which we live.  Others discuss video games and television violence.  Still others suggest that the issue lies in the vitriol with which politicians and reporters alike engage the public and each other.  And of course, the deceitful opportunists will go further and place the blame squarely on the President of the United States.

In reality, the problem is much more elemental than this and vastly more ominous.  What we are witnessing is, quite simply, the latest manifestation of the eternal battle of good against evil where evil is winning.

The devastating consequences of a society’s abandonment of God have played out on numerous occasions.  God’s destruction of His creation in response to widespread corruption, the Jews’ struggles with their own moral frailties as they trekked across the desert in search of the Promised Land, the destruction of Sodom due to its wretchedness even before Lot’s escape, Israel’s suffering brought about by David’s moral indiscretion are but a few examples of the inverse relationship between destruction and famine and closeness to God.

But the association is not merely a physical one. Patrick Henry was correct when he wrote that religion “hath a natural tendency to correct the morals of men, restrain their vices, and preserve the peace of society.”  It was an insight shared by Congress in its creation of the Northwest Ordinance prompting it to include the words in Article 3 of its charter, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

Unfortunately, the agenda-driven courts bent on sealing any porousness in the wall of separation between church and state described by Thomas Jefferson, abandoned those fundamental concepts.  And the results, similar to the countless examples painted for us in the Bible, have been nothing short of cataclysmic.  In the same time since the courts stripped our schools of prayer, the United States has seen the dissolution of its relationship to God, a deterioration in the collective faith of its citizens, and an acceleration in the hostility, hatred, and overall mayhem taking place within its borders.

Make no mistake about it, what we are witnessing is no less a complete destruction of a society than the evaporation of Sodom.  Only this time the destruction is much more foundational than a physical one.  We are witnessing the destruction of a nation’s soul, and those pointing to Donald Trump, or the Republicans, or social media, or anything short of our devolving devotion to God is losing sight of the real culprit.  The culprit is evil itself, and the only path to salvation lies in following the mandates of a Judeo-Christian God.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Federalist Pages. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash.

‘Gosnell’ Hangs On at Box Office Despite Obstacles

The movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist in Philadelphia who went to prison after being convicted of the murder of three babies, briefly cracked the Top 10  at the U.S. box office but also continues to face what its producers call censorship.

“We have been banned, blocked, and attacked,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” with his wife, Ann McElhinney, said in a statement Friday to The Daily Signal.

“The mainstream media refused to review the film despite a national release of a movie about a subject [abortion] that is a major political issue,” McAleer said. “NPR refused our advertising, Facebook has blocked our ads, and theaters yanked our film, even though it was a success.”

“Gosnell” has taken in an estimated $3.2 million and was on 467 screens as of Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo, which placed it unofficially at No. 18 among all movies in theaters.

The movie opened Oct. 12 and was the No. 12 film that weekend, after hitting No. 10 for one day.

The movie tells the true story of Gosnell and how his 30-plus years as an abortion doctor ended in a case alleging multiple murders at his clinic, dubbed the “house of horrors.” Directed by Nick Searcy, the film stars Dean Cain, Earl Billings, and Michael Beach.

Life Site News reported Tuesday that “movie theaters across the country are dropping and blocking ticket sales” for the movie “despite–or perhaps because of–the film’s success.”

Despite the challenges, McAleer said, the film has a profound impact on those who see it. He cites a report in LifeZette that a screening in California “led to its viewers helping one young local woman in changing her mind about getting an abortion.”

“Our movie has saved a life,” McAleer told The Daily Signal. “We are stunned and moved.”

The co-producer said the movie did not quickly wane in popularity.

“The film is also going from strength to strength–most movies see a massive drop-off in box office [of] 50-60 percent every week,” McAleer said Friday. “On Monday, for example, we had declined just 20 percent. Interest is growing not declining.”

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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images is republished with permission. The featured photo is of Actor Dean Cain, who stars in “Gosnell” as a police officer and is known for playing Superman in the TV series “Lois and Clark,” attending a conference Saturday organized in his honor at Comic Con Paris 2018. (Photo: Mireille Ampilhac/Abaca/Sipa USA/Newscom)

VIDEO: Trump Fights Back Against Fake News of His Inciting the Fake Bombs

The left’s failed attempts to influence the mid-term elections are growing very lame and tiresome – they failed with the Mueller investigation of the fake Russian Collusion; they failed with the fake porn star accusations; their circus confirmation hearings for Justice Kavanaugh failed; the fake Caravan is failing and now these fake bombings will amount to the nothing they are.

What will be their next “fake surprise” before November 6th?

As he should, President Trump is fighting back against the latest fake news stories about the fake mail bombs sent to leftists.

Leftist Fake news accused POTUS Trump of “inciting” the alleged bomber but failed to mention that none of the fake bombs were rigged to explode; nor did any of them come close to the actual physical locations of their targets Obama, the Clintons, Soros, Waters, Wasserman-Schultz, DeNiro etc. Although they mentioned his lengthy criminal record they failed to point out the alleged bomber was a convicted felon and thus ineligible to vote legally and that the pro-Trump anti-CNN stickers on his van were in pristine, new condition and not faded from exposure to Florida sun indicating they were recently applied.

This and much more about this story does not pass the smell test.

Trump fights back against coverage of suspected mail bomber Cesar Sayoc

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President Trump fought back against the dishonest media for politicizing the actions of Cesar Sayoc, the one-time Democrat who sent fake bombs to leftist billionaire George Soros and top Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters.

“We have seen an effort by the media to use the sinister actions of one sinister individual to score political points against me and the Republican Party,” President Trump said at a rally in North Carolina. “The media has tried to attack the incredible Americans who support our movement.”

President Trump — who has repeatedly condemned all political violence — said it is time for both sides to end this alarming trend (which was started by leftist mobs and Antifa dating back to Trump’s inauguration day).

“Everyone will benefit if we can end the politics of personal destruction,” Trump said. “Political violence must never be allowed in America, and I’ll do everything in my power to stop it.” [Emphasis added]

Read more.

Watch the entire Trump MAGA rally in North Carolina on October 26, 2018 by the Fox News Channel on YouTube.

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Look Out, Liberals: Young People Prefer Chick-fil-A Over Starbucks

Remember how woke and intolerant of traditional Christian values young people are supposed to be? A new survey shows that a plurality of upper-income and middle-income American teenagers prefer Chick-fil-A over Starbucks (and every other restaurant).

Via Fox News:

Don’t worry, Starbucks. Teens will still need someplace to hang on Sundays, at least.

According to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey, teenagers from homes with an average income of of $68,000 prefer Chick-fil-A to Starbucks for the first time since 2011.

The study found that 12 percent of such teens preferred Chick-fil-A compared to the 10 percent who still preferred Starbucks.

McDonald’s came in third (7 percent) while Chipotle, Taco Bell and Olive Garden tied for fourth (4 percent each).

The study surveyed 8,600 teens living in homes with average household incomes of $68,000.

This is the second top spot for Chick-fil-A in this survey:

Among teens from more wealthy homes, Chick-fil-A retained the top spot after beating out Starbucks in the survey’s last edition in April, Business Insider reported. Chipotle, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ took third, fourth and fifth places in the upper-income category, respectively.

And it’s just one of the many surveys showing that Chick-fil-A’s Christian values include serving its customers exactly what they want:

The study’s findings mark yet another (chicken) feather Chick-fil-A’s cap, after the American Customer Satisfaction Index found it to be the nation’s favorite fast-food restaurant for the third year in a row.

Finally, in perhaps the greatest irony for companies like Starbucks which increasingly seem to think only liberal customers’ values matter, Chick-fil-A’s popularity appears to be growing:

Restaurant Business Online further notes that, despite topping the Piper Jaffray survey in both average- and upper-income categories, Chick-fil-A wasn’t listed among either group’s top five favorite restaurants in 2010.

Left-wing supporters of Starbucks will probably argue that Chick-fil-A’s top status in this group is simply because of dedication among religious customers. However, Generation Z has the lowest rate of self-described Christians and the highest rate of self-described atheists, according to The Barna Group. The famously Christian Chick-fil-A should be less popular than it was in 2010, especially among those in higher-income households — Starbucks’ target audience is almost exclusively those who have discretionary income to spend on expensive coffee and pastries.

The fact is that Starbucks continues to focus on left-wing political activism, which alienates many of their potential customers. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A’s focus on good food, great service, and being on the forefront of new ideas and concepts is producing results.


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Halloween II

No, our recent article on the latest installment in the Halloween movie franchise, and lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis’s confusing, empty rhetoric about her “support” for the Second Amendment, will not lead to unending “sequels,” like the Halloween series. But with the movie’s release last Friday adding some details about the film’s portrayal of firearms use, and considering Curtis defended her support of repressive gun control policies while trying to maintain that she is not anti-gun, it seemed appropriate for at least this follow-up.

As we pointed out two weeks ago, before the movie had been released, there was some discussion in the media pointing out what some might consider a conflict with Curtis promoting anti-gun policies while appearing in a film that had what seemed to be a considerable focus on the use of firearms and their value for self-defense. With the movie now in theatres, however, there seem to be even more questions regarding the actress’s original comments.

First, let us recall that Curtis claimed to “fully support the Second Amendment,” but also stated her support for banning arguably the most popular firearms in America—those semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns she inaccurately labels “assault weapons.” She also went on to state that she is fine with people owning firearms, provided they have navigated a litany of government mandated obstacles. Her definition of “fully support” must be different than ours, as well as everyone else who doesn’t completely embrace the anti-gun extremists who promote the same policies as Curtis.

The government controls she says all potential law-abiding gun owners must submit themselves to before being deemed acceptable for possessing firearms include background checks, training, licensing, and waiting periods. And, of course, they simply cannot be trusted with semi-automatics. So, let’s see how this plays out in the movie.

Well, the character Curtis plays, Laurie Strode, doesn’t use any of those awful semi-automatics she calls “assault weapons.” This was apparently a mandate from Curtis, who said producers of the movie “knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms.” She went on to state, “And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie. I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defense for her and her family.”

So, in spite of the fact that millions of Americans own these types of firearms specifically because they know they are exceptionally useful for self-defense, Curtis insisted they be excluded.

But she’s not anti-gun.

Furthermore, it should be pointed out that the character, Laurie Strode, has been preparing herself over the last 40 years for a final confrontation with Michael Myers; a homicidal maniac that has exhibited the ability to withstand incredible amounts of physical damage that seems to barely slow him down. One characteristic about the semi-automatic firearms the character Strode does not use is that they are generally designed to hold more rounds of ammunition than those firearms she did use. As folks who are not stridently anti-gun know, they are also designed to be reloaded more quickly.

So, a woman who has spent 40 years preparing to face off against a homicidal psychopath who appears to be virtually indestructible has seemingly gone out of her way to avoid an entire class of firearms that might increase her chances of surviving the conflict? We understand that this is only a movie, and the suspension of disbelief is necessary for most of Hollywood’s output, but Curtis seems to have decided to eschew logic, thus creating an unnecessary flaw to the movie, in order to make a political statement against certain firearms.

But she’s not anti-gun.

Moving on to the gun control policies she supports other than banning guns, does the movie stay true? It doesn’t appear to.

Curtis says she supports background checks, which we can only presume she means for everyone. When her character gives firearms to family members for their use, who ran the background checks? The movie is set in Illinois, where anyone who possesses a firearm must have a state-issued Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. Perhaps we are to simply presume everyone has one. Even if that were the case, however, that simply would not satisfy what most within the anti-gun community promote, which is a government-run background check on all firearm transfers.

But the actress also states that she supports mandatory training before anyone may possess a firearm. In discussing the movie, Curtis says that when her character doles out the firearms, she “specifically says what each weapon does and why you would choose that weapon in self-defense.” Is that what she feels should qualify for government-mandated training? That’s certainly not what those who share her promotion of gun control would advocate.

She also promotes mandatory licensing. Perhaps it is the FOID card presumption mentioned previously that she feels qualifies for her support of licensing. Then again, if these family members went through the trouble of obtaining a FOID card, wouldn’t they already have firearms of their own? Why does Strode need to supply the guns? While it is not unheard of for Illinois residents to obtain a FOID card without owning firearms, it is fairly uncommon. But, you know, suspension of disbelief, right?

The one aspect of gun control Curtis supports that conflicts with the movie, though, is her support for waiting periods, which she quaintly refers to as a “pause button.” Strode simply hands over the firearms. Of course, one can certainly understand her not wanting her family to undergo a waiting period, considering the impending threat of Myers at the time. This puts a spotlight on one of the primary reasons NRA has long opposed arbitrary waiting periods. When a law-abiding citizen finds that he or she needs a firearm for personal protection, any waiting period is simply a period of time when that person is vulnerable. At least the character Strode gets this, even if her portrayer does not.

So, we are to presume Laurie Strode is a determined, well-trained, and lawful Illinois firearm owner, because that is what Curtis promotes. We are also to presume that Strode’s family members fit the same description. Why on earth would we be expected to presume that such a well-prepared, well-trained, law-abiding person would ignore an entire class of legal firearms that are arguably the most effective tools available to ensure her survival against such an imposing threat? We wouldn’t, of course, unless we are to also simply presume that Curtis wanted to make a political statement by leaving them out of the movie.

But she’s not anti-gun.

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