Call to Action Florida

“Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


Oppose Obama 3/Biden Recent Fiascos – Beijing Joe has admitted the Federal Govt has failed in its politicized attempts to eliminate COVID and has stated this is now up to each state to do.  He has ordered millions of Home Testing strips to be distributed at a cost of $130 M to build a new factory in Wisconsin to manufacture the test strips but it won’t be completed until 2028.  This is an indication they want a “forever pandemic”.

Biden continues to nominate Socialists/Communists to key federal positions.  His latest nominee is Nancy Abana Abudu as a Judge for the 11th Circuit Court.  Abudu is the far left head of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s legal Dept who advocates for removing any requirement for photo ID and proof of citizenship in order to vote.  Contact Sens Rubio (202-224-3041) and Scott (202-334-5274) and leave a message to NOT vote for her confirmation.

Oppose Pelosi Kangaroo Court – Pelosi is timing the release of her kangaroo court fake findings on the Jan. 6th D.C. events they continue to falsely call a riot/insurrection to correspond to the mid-term elections in Nov. This is an effort to reduce the Red Wave which is anticipated to take back the House.  I doubt Pelosi’s fake report will have much of an impact – estimates are that Republicans will gain 25-40 seats in the House and Pelosi will be removed as Speaker.  We’re anticipating taking back the Senate as well but by a small margin.  Even more important is for RINOs in House and Senate to be replaced.

Demand the Constitutional Rights of the 50+ people arrested and held without charges or trial receive Due Process related to their actions on Jan. 6th, 2021.  Change the W. Bush created & Obama/Biden supported Patriot Act allows unconstitutional, indefinite incarceration without trial or Due Process of US Citizens based on unproven charges of domestic terrorism.

Support the FL Heartbeat Bill on the ballot as a Constitutional Amendment for November 2022.  800,000 signatures are required.  Go to the following link; fill this form out; print it and send it in…. Human Life Protection Amendment (heartbeathero.org) do it right now!  The instructions are right on the front page

Don’t Support RINO Incumbents in 2022– Call Sen Rick Scott at 202-224-5274 and leave message that he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which he chairs,  should NOT be supporting RINO incumbents running for re-election in 2022 like Lisa Murkowski who voted to impeach POTUS Trump and who have supported other Schumer socialist actions.   A staffer I talked to says he has received a lot of calls about this.  He needs to receive many more. Republicans should not be supporting incumbents during Primaries who have proven they are establishment RINOs more in tune with socialist policies than constitutional republicanism.

Why are our FL Republican Legislators Failing to co-sponsor/support good bills ?

– Email or Call your County FL Congressional and urge them to support the following good bills submitted by FL Rep. Anthony Sabatini –

HB 99 – Requiring Forensic Audit of Election 2020 in FL – Requires Governor to appoint independent third party to conduct forensic audit of 2020 general election; requires audit of certain precincts; provides dates by which such audit must begin & be completed; provides reporting requirements.

HB 133 — Prohibiting Cooperation With a United States Capitol Police Office Located in FL – Prohibits any state or local law enforcement agency or other state or local agency from cooperation with US Capitol Police office or personnel located in this state; prohibits access to certain databases

HB 103 – Providing Constitutional Carry – Removes requirement that license to carry concealed firearm is required in order to carry such firearm

HM 231 – Border Wall and Total Immigration Moratorium – Urges Congress to enact legislation to fund & require the completion of the border wall between the U.S. & Mexico & impose a total immigration moratorium.

HB 299 – Social Media Platforms – Provides requirements for social media platforms relating to acceptable use policies, quarterly transparency reports, & complaint system; authorizes AG to bring action against social media platforms & to recover certain costs.

– Oppose Islamic Censure of our Rights to Free Speech – Click here to send your email to encourage US Senate leaders and members of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to oppose the Combating International Islamophobia Act S3384. If passed into law this would create a federal task force to enforce a Sharia law edict that prohibits truthful criticism of Islam in violation of our 1st Amendment rights.

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What Is the Great Reset?

The following is adapted from a talk delivered at Hillsdale College on November 7, 2021, during a Center for Constructive Alternatives conference on “The Great Reset.”


Is the Great Reset a conspiracy theory imagining a vast left-wing plot to establish a totalitarian one-world government? No. Despite the fact that some people may have spun conspiracy theories based on it—with some reason, as we will see—the Great Reset is real.

Indeed, just last year, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)—a famous organization made up of the world’s political, economic, and cultural elites that meets annually in Davos, Switzerland—and Thierry Malleret, co-founder and main author of the Monthly Barometer, published a book called COVID-19: The Great Reset. In the book, they define the Great Reset as a means of addressing the “weaknesses of capitalism” that were purportedly exposed by the COVID pandemic.

But the idea of the Great Reset goes back much further. It can be traced at least as far back as the inception of the WEF, originally founded as the European Management Forum, in 1971. In that same year, Schwab, an engineer and economist by training, published his first book, Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering. It was in this book that Schwab first introduced the concept he would later call “stakeholder capitalism,” arguing “that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders to achieve long-term growth and prosperity.” Schwab and the WEF have promoted the idea of stakeholder capitalism ever since. They can take credit for the stakeholder and public-private partnership rhetoric and policies embraced by governments, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international governance bodies worldwide.

The specific phrase “Great Reset” came into general circulation over a decade ago, with the publication of a 2010 book, The Great Reset, by American urban studies scholar Richard Florida. Written in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Florida’s book argued that the 2008 economic crash was the latest in a series of Great Resets—including the Long Depression of the 1870s and the Great Depression of the 1930s—which he defined as periods of paradigm-shifting systemic innovation.

Four years after Florida’s book was published, at the 2014 annual meeting of the WEF, Schwab declared: “What we want to do in Davos this year . . . is to push the reset button”—and subsequently the image of a reset button would appear on the WEF’s website.

In 2018 and 2019, the WEF organized two events that became the primary inspiration for the current Great Reset project—and also, for obvious reasons, fresh fodder for conspiracy theorists. (Don’t blame me for the latter—all I’m doing is relating the historical facts.)

In May 2018, the WEF collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to conduct “CLADE X,” a simulation of a national pandemic response. Specifically, the exercise simulated the outbreak of a novel strain of a human parainfluenza virus, with genetic elements of the Nipah virus, called CLADE X. The simulation ended with a news report stating that in the face of CLADE X, without effective vaccines, “experts tell us that we could eventually see 30 to 40 million deaths in the U.S. and more than 900 million around the world—twelve percent of the global population.” Clearly, preparation for a global pandemic was in order.

In October 2019, the WEF collaborated with Johns Hopkins and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on another pandemic exercise, “Event 201,” which simulated an international response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus. This was two months before the COVID outbreak in China became news and five months before the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, and it closely resembled the future COVID scenario, including incorporating the idea of asymptomatic spread.

The CLADE X and Event 201 simulations anticipated almost every eventuality of the actual COVID crisis, most notably the responses by governments, health agencies, the media, tech companies, and elements of the public. The responses and their effects included worldwide lockdowns, the collapse of businesses and industries, the adoption of biometric surveillance technologies, an emphasis on social media censorship to combat “misinformation,” the flooding of social and legacy media with “authoritative sources,” widespread riots, and mass unemployment.

In addition to being promoted as a response to COVID, the Great Reset is promoted as a response to climate change. In 2017, the WEF published a paper entitled, “We Need to Reset the Global Operating System to Achieve the [United Nations Sustainable Development Goals].” On June 13, 2019, the WEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations to form a partnership to advance the “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Shortly after that, the WEF published the “United Nations-World Economic Forum Strategic Partnership Framework for the 2030 Agenda,” promising to help finance the UN’s climate change agenda and committing the WEF to help the UN “meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” including providing assets and expertise for “digital governance.”

In June 2020, at its 50th annual meeting, the WEF announced the Great Reset’s official launch, and a month later Schwab and Malleret published their book on COVID and the Great Reset. The book declared that COVID represents an “opportunity [that] can be seized”; that “we should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to reimagine our world”; that “the moment must be seized to take advantage of this unique window of opportunity”; and that “[f]or those fortunate enough to find themselves in industries ‘naturally’ resilient to the pandemic”—think here of Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon—“the crisis was not only more bearable, but even a source of profitable opportunities at a time of distress for the majority.”

The Great Reset aims to usher in a bewildering economic amalgam—Schwab’s stakeholder capitalism—which I have called “corporate socialism” and Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has called “communist capitalism.”

In brief, stakeholder capitalism involves the behavioral modification of corporations to benefit not shareholders, but stakeholders—individuals and groups that stand to benefit or lose from corporate behavior. Stakeholder capitalism requires not only corporate responses to pandemics and ecological issues such as climate change, “but also rethinking  [corporations’] commitments to already-vulnerable communities within their ecosystems.” This is the “social justice” aspect of the Great Reset. To comply with that, governments, banks, and asset managers use the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) index to squeeze non-woke corporations and businesses out of the market. The ESG index is essentially a social credit score that is used to drive ownership and control of production away from the non-woke or non-compliant.

One of the WEF’s many powerful “strategic partners,” BlackRock, Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is solidly behind the stakeholder model. In a 2021 letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink declared that “climate risk is investment risk,” and “the creation of sustainable index investments has enabled a massive acceleration of capital towards companies better prepared to address climate risk.” The COVID pandemic, Fink wrote, accelerated the flow of funds toward sustainable investments:

We have long believed that our clients, as shareholders in your company, will benefit if you can create enduring, sustainable value for all of your stakeholders. . . . As more and more investors choose to tilt their investments towards sustainability-focused companies, the tectonic shift we are seeing will accelerate further. And because this will have such a dramatic impact on how capital is allocated, every management team and board will need to consider how this will impact their company’s stock.

Fink’s letter is more than a report to CEOs. It is an implicit threat: be woke or else.

In their recent book on the Great Reset, Schwab and Malleret pit “stakeholder capitalism” against “neoliberalism,” defining the latter as “a corpus of ideas and policies . . . favouring competition over solidarity, creative destruction over government intervention, and economic growth over social welfare.” In other words, “neoliberalism” refers to the free enterprise system. In opposing that system, stakeholder capitalism entails corporate cooperation with the state and vastly increased government intervention in the economy.

Proponents of the Great Reset hold “neoliberalism” responsible for our economic woes. But in truth, the governmental favoring of industries and players within industries—what used to be known as corporatism or economic fascism—has been the real source of what Schwab and his allies at the WEF decry.

While approved corporations are not necessarily monopolies, the tendency of the Great Reset is toward monopolization—vesting as much control over production and distribution in as few favored corporations as possible, while eliminating industries and producers deemed non-essential or inimical. To bring this reset about, Schwab writes, “[e]very country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed.”

Another way of describing the goal of the Great Reset is “capitalism with Chinese characteristics”—a two-tiered economy, with profitable monopolies and the state on top and socialism for the majority below.

Several decades ago, as China’s growing reliance on the for-profit sectors of its economy could no longer be credibly denied by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), its leadership approved the slogan “socialism with Chinese characteristics” to describe its economic system. Formulated by Deng Xiaoping, the phrase was meant to rationalize the CCP’s allowance of for-profit development under a socialist political system. The CCP considered the privatization of the Chinese economy to be a temporary phase—lasting as long as 100 years if necessary—on the way to a communist society. Party leaders maintain that this approach has been necessary in China because socialism was introduced too early there, when China was a backward agrarian country. China needed a capitalist booster shot.

Stripped of its socialist ideological pretensions, the Chinese system amounts to a socialist or communist state increasingly funded by capitalist economic development. The difference between the former Soviet Union and contemporary China is that when it became obvious that a socialist economy had failed, the former gave up its socialist economic pretenses, while the latter has not.

The Great Reset represents the development of the Chinese system in the West, but in reverse. Whereas the Chinese political class began with a socialist political system and then introduced privately held for-profit production, the West began with capitalism and is now implementing a Chinese-style political system. This Chinese-style system includes vastly increased state intervention in the economy, on the one hand, and on the other, the kind of authoritarian measures that the Chinese government uses to control its population.

Schwab and Malleret write that if “the past five centuries in Europe and America” have taught us anything, it is that “acute crises contribute to boosting the power of the state. It’s always been the case and there is no reason it should be different with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The draconian lockdown measures employed by Western governments managed to accomplish goals of which corporate socialists in the WEF could only dream—above all, the destruction of small businesses, eliminating competitors for corporate monopolists favored by the state. In the U.S. alone, according to the Foundation for Economic Education, millions of small businesses closed their doors due to the lockdowns. Yelp data indicates that 60 percent of those closures are now permanent. Meanwhile companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google enjoyed record gains.

Other developments that advance the Great Reset agenda have included unfettered immigration, travel restrictions for otherwise legal border crossing, the Federal Reserve’s unrestrained printing of money and the subsequent inflation, increased taxation, increased dependence on the state, broken supply chains, the restrictions and job losses due to vaccine mandates, and the prospect of personal carbon allowances.

Such policies reflect the “fairness” aspect of the Great Reset—fairness requires lowering the economic status of people in wealthier nations like the U.S. relative to that of people in poorer regions of the world. One of the functions of woke ideology is to make the majority in developed countries feel guilty about their wealth, which the elites aim to reset downwards—except, one notices, for the elites themselves, who need to be rich in order to fly in their private jets to Davos each year.

The Great Reset’s corporate stakeholder model overlaps with its governance and geopolitical model: states and favored corporations are combined in public-private partnerships and together have control of governance. This corporate-state hybrid is largely unaccountable to the constituents of national governments.

Governance is not only increasingly privatized, but also and more importantly, corporations are deputized as major additions to governments and intergovernmental bodies. The state is thereby extended, enhanced, and augmented by the addition of enormous corporate assets. As such, corporations become what I have called “governmentalities”—otherwise private organizations wielded as state apparatuses, with no obligation to answer to pesky voters. Since these corporations are multinational, the state essentially becomes globalist, whether or not a one-world government is ever formalized.

As if the economic and governmental resets were not dramatic enough, the technological reset reads like a dystopian science fiction novel. It is based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution—or 4-IR for short. The first, second, and third industrial revolutions were the mechanical, electrical, and digital revolutions. The 4-IR marks the convergence of existing and emerging fields, including Big Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. The foreseen result will be the merging of the physical, digital, and biological worlds, which presents a challenge to the ontologies by which we understand ourselves and the world, including the definition of a human being.

There is nothing original about this. Transhumanists and Singularitarians (prophets of technological singularity) such as Ray Kurzweil forecasted these and other revolutionary developments long ago. What’s different about the globalists’ vision of 4-IR is the attempt to harness it to the ends of the Great Reset.

If already existing 4-IR developments are any indication of the future, then the claim that it will contribute to human happiness is false. These developments include Internet algorithms that feed users prescribed news and advertisements and downrank or exclude banned content; algorithms that censor social media content and consign “dangerous” individuals and organizations to digital gulags; “keyword warrants” based on search engine inputs; apps that track and trace COVID violations and report offenders to the police; robot police with scanners to identify and round up the unvaccinated and other dissidents; and smart cities where residents are digital entities to be monitored, surveilled, and recorded, and where data on their every move is collected, collated, stored, and attached to a digital identity and a social credit score.

In short, 4-IR technologies subject human beings to a kind of technological management that makes surveillance by the NSA look like child’s play. Schwab goes so far as to cheer developments that aim to connect human brains directly to the cloud for the sake of “data mining” our thoughts and memories. If successful, this would constitute a technological mastery over decision-making that would threaten human autonomy and undermine free will.

The 4-IR seeks to accelerate the merging of humans and machines, resulting in a world in which all information, including genetic information, is shared, and every action, thought, and motivation is known, predicted, and possibly precluded. Unless taken out of the hands of corporate-socialist technocrats, the 4-IR will eventually lead to a virtual and inescapable prison of body and mind.

In terms of the social order, the Great Reset promises inclusion in a shared destiny. But the subordination of so-called “netizens” implies economic and political disenfranchisement, a hyper-vigilance over self and others, and social isolation—or what Hannah Arendt called “organized loneliness”—on a global scale. This organized loneliness is already manifest in lockdowns, masking, social distancing, and the social exclusion of the unvaccinated. The title of the Ad Council’s March 2020 public service announcement—“Alone Together”—perfectly captures this sense of organized loneliness.

In my recent book, Google Archipelago, I argued that leftist authoritarianism is the political ideology and modus operandi of what I call Big Digital, which is on the leading edge of a nascent world system. Big Digital is the communications, ideological, and technological arm of an emerging corporate-socialist totalitarianism. The Great Reset is the name that has since been given to the project of establishing this world system.

Just as Schwab and the WEF predicted, the COVID crisis has accelerated the Great Reset. Monopolistic corporations have consolidated their grip on the economy from above, while socialism continues to advance for the rest of us below. In partnership with Big Digital, Big Pharma, the mainstream media, national and international health agencies, and compliant populations, hitherto democratic Western states—think especially of Australia, New Zealand, and Austria—are being transformed into totalitarian regimes modeled after China.

But let me end on a note of hope. Because the goals of the Great Reset depend on the obliteration not only of free markets, but of individual liberty and free will, it is, perhaps ironically, unsustainable. Like earlier attempts at totalitarianism, the Great Reset is doomed to ultimate failure. That doesn’t mean, however, that it won’t, again like those earlier attempts, leave a lot of destruction in its wake­—which is all the more reason to oppose it now and with all our might. 

COLUMN  BY

Michael Rectenwald

Michael Rectenwald is the chief academic officer for American Scholars. He has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught at New York University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of numerous books, including Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion, and LiteratureGoogle ArchipelagoBeyond Woke; and Thought Criminal.

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Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Got $1400 in COVID Relief

My latest in PJ Media:

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who murdered three people and maimed many others with pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, has always been something of a rock star among terrorists. Unlike, say, 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was famously photographed shortly after his capture looking like something the cat dragged in, Tsarnaev’s boyish good looks instantly made him a hero to the Leftist and the stupid, to the extent that he was even featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, looking like the next teen heartthrob.

And in a certain sense, he is. According to The Washington Post, “Tsarnaev’s case is noteworthy for the amount of financial support he receives from people outside his family. Some of his supporters send money to his federal public defender lawyers, who have sent along $11,230 of those payments to his account, according to the court filing. Others send Tsarnaev money directly, including a person in Indiana whose payments over the years total $2,555, someone in New Jersey who sent him a total of $1,450 and a Maryland resident who sent a total of $950, the court filing states.” BizPacReview adds that Tsarnaev raked in “another $3,486.60” from “32 people who were unidentified, according to the filing.”

The court filing they’re talking about is the reason why all this has come out: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ordered to pay $101,126,627 to his victims, but up to now has only paid $2,202.03. Now federal prosecutors are asking the Bureau of Prisons to seize the $3,885.06 that Tsarnaev has amassed. It seems that, in the last six years, he has received over $21,000, including a $1,400 coronavirus relief check from the federal government, but instead of paying his victims, he has lavished most of this money on himself and his relatives. He has spent $13,000 on himself, but news reports unfortunately don’t specify what he spent it on in prison.

Meanwhile, the fact that he receives money from supporters around the country, while revolting, is not surprising. CBS Boston reported back in July of 2013 that “a small group of demonstrators showed up at Moakley Federal Courthouse in South Boston” to show support for Tsarnaev when he appeared in court for the first time after the bombings. This group actually “cheered as the motorcade carrying Tsarnaev arrived at the courthouse. The demonstrators yelled ‘Justice for Jahar,’ as Tsarnaev is known. One woman held a sign that said, ‘Free Jahar.’” Meanwhile, “others held signs claiming Tsarnaev’s innocence, while suggesting elaborate conspiracies surrounding the bombing and Tsarnaev’s arrest.”

There is more. Read the rest here.

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AOC Lays Wreath At Her Grave On January 6th

BRONX, NY—United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Woodlawn Cemetery this morning to grieve in quiet dignity at her own grave on the 1-year anniversary of her death on January 6. She was seen openly weeping and tearing her clothes by the photo crew she brought with her.

AOC, who was killed in the Capitol’s House Chamber by murderous Trump supporters, left a wreath where her body had been peacefully laid to rest. Though she made no official statements, eyewitness testimony claims she “looked mournfully off into the distance” as if contemplating the fleeting brevity of life.

“She just looked so brave and helpless,” said Jim Acosta from the scene. “I could see that she was clearly hurting. I don’t know how she gets up in the morning, especially since she’s already dead. What a fighter.”

Once her camera crew confirmed they had several good shots, she wiped her eyes, slowly walked to her brand-new Tesla, and drove off—leaving a crew of professional mourners in her wake.

Visitors to the cemetery are advised to socially distance and mask up while mourning the loss of America’s greatest congresswoman. For those mourning remotely, a contribution can be made to AOC’s 2022 campaign.

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Businesses Now Requiring Positive COVID Test As Proof Of Vaccination

U.S.–American businesses are now requiring employees to test positive for COVID before beginning their workday, since catching COVID is now the best way to prove you’ve been vaccinated.

The new self-imposed mandates come hot on the heels of President Biden threatening to maybe require it among federal employees at some arbitrary point in the future possibly.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has applauded the businesses for the new approach. “You know, since the vaccine has been so perfect, but ineffectual, this will enable people to take advantage of natural immunity as if it were a sort of booster shot. I think the sooner we all get sick the better because it’ll really bump up that vaccine efficacy.”

“We do still recommend masks, though,” he added.

California governor Gavin Newsom has picked up on the new trend and doubled down with a new requirement that all Californians be forcibly infected by a legion of transients. The new program is expected to create millions of jobs.


We’re live on the scene at the Capitol building as the FBI hosts their beloved annual January 6 reunion. Good times!

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What would Jesus do if he went to Washington, D.C. today?

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams


I recently felt compelled to find references in the Bible on the topic of politics. Some argue that politics and religion do not mix well. Others believe otherwise.

I was driven to understand what is happening because there have been only two Presidents of these United States who are Catholic. The first was President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) and the second is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (JRB, Jr.).

One resource I found enlightening was the website OpenBible.info, which gave me 100 references using the search word “politics.”

Here are a few where God and His Son talk about politics:

  • Psalm 33:12 ESV, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”
  • Matthew 6:24 ESV, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
  • Proverbs 29:12 ESV, “If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
  • Psalm 94:20-21 ESV, “Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.”
  • Revelation 17:14 ESV, “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

Today we have only the second president who is Catholic. The question that needs an answer: Is JRB, Jr. following the Bible or not?

There’s a difference between words and actions. How one acts tells us a lot about what that person really  believes.

Is JRB, Jr. driven by his Catholic faith or his party’s politics?

I wanted to understand how two Presidents belonging to the same faith compared to one another and to the teachings of the Bible, that both have embraced. I looked at the inaugural addresses of both JFK and JRB, Jr. to understand what each wanted to accomplish during their administration. JFK’s address was titled “New Frontier.” JRB, Jr.‘s was titled “This is America’s Day.”

JFK in his inaugural address said,

We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

[ … ]

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

[ … ]

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

During his inauguration address JRB, Jr. mentioned God four times and quoted St. Augustine saying, “Many centuries ago, St. Augustine, a saint of my church, wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love.”

The actual quote by St. Augustine is, “A people is the association of a multitude of rational beings united by a common agreement on the objects of their love.” The object of their love to St. Augustine was a love of God and His Son Jesus.

Today, under JRB, Jr., we are seeing these common agreements being trampled upon. Rationality is scarce, as is the rationality of the policies of JRB, Jr.

We are now approaching January 20th, 2022 the one year mark of JRB, Jr’s inauguration. Has JRB, Jr. kept his promise of, “Unity. Unity. Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation.”

Or are we seeing disunity and a growing divisiveness both politically and religiously based upon JRB, Jr.’s “winter of peril.”

Americans have always had a common agreement that the United States was formed by the grace of God, who created us all equal and it was He who endowed us with certain “inalienable rights” among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Are we seeing life taken away (e.g. abortion, Covid virus, Covid vaccines), liberties trampled upon (imprisonment and torture of those who attended the January 6, 2021 rally in D.C.) and multitudes who are unhappy being locked up, dismayed by being required to show vaccine passports to participate in social events or losing their livelihoods due to government lockdowns and get jabbed or lose your job mandates.

The Bottom Line

If Jesus were to visit Washington, D.C. today what would he see?

JRB, Jr. asked in his inaugural address, “What are the common objects we love that define us as Americans?”

He answered with these words “Opportunity. Security. Liberty. Dignity. Respect. Honor. And, yes, the truth.”

Are we the people seeing any of these “common objects we love” in this time?

Sadly, Jesus would see legislation that funds the murder of the unborn, deficit spending that is forbidden in the Bible, God His Father driven out of the public square and more importantly out of government run public schools. Jesus would see a city with one of the highest murder rates in the country. America and Americans less secure. The lack of truth from our government, news and social media. But most importantly a lack of respect and honor for our Constitutional Republican form of government.

QUESTION: What would Jesus do if he went to Washington, D.C. today?

He would see JRB, Jr.’s, “Anger, resentment, hatred. Extremism, lawlessness, violence. Disease, joblessness, hopelessness.”

What would God and His Son do to stop what is happening in Washington, D.C.? Bring down 40 days and nights of rain to flood the city’s streets? Rain fire and brimstone upon the nation’s capital for turning away from God?

We will have to wait and see if JRB, Jr. continues on his present path or not. If JRB, Jr. continues on his current path only an act of God can stop him.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

10 Reasons Remote Learning Is So Much Better For Children

Let us rejoice, for teachers unions have once again rallied to protect the futures of vulnerable children by demanding months of remote learning.

If you are too ignorant to see how beneficial remote learning can be for your school-aged children, then let us blow you away with these facts:

1) It prepares them for life as adult drones staring at screens for hours: Experts agree, the one thing children need more of is screen time.

2) It will definitely not lead to a mental health crisis and surging suicides like it did last time: Additionally, it is sure to stop the spread of COVID-19, THIS TIME.

3) Face-to-face interaction sometimes leads to free thinking: We are well aware of the dangers caused by free thinking, aren’t we comrade?

4) Slight reduction in wedgies: Incessant bullying will be limited to older brothers.

5) It’s easier for the teacher to hide a Bloody Mary in her can of Diet Coke: And the little brats will stop asking why she smells like booze.

6) Representatives from the teachers union stopped by with some very convincing points: A few points included lead pipes and shattered patellas.

7) It didn’t work last time, and why change what didn’t work?: This is the official motto of the U.S. Department of Education.

8) The perfect transition to homeschooling: Plus, it will usher in traditional family structure as women are forced to abandon the workforce.

9) Eases kids into eventually being plugged into the matrix: It’s inevitable, but at least the steak will taste nice and you’ll know Kung Fu.

10) Fewer Chicago kids will get shot on their way to school: Actually, this one makes sense.

RELATED POLITICAL SATIRE COLUMN: Here Is The Chicago Teachers Union’s List Of 9 Demands Before They Return To Teaching

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NASCAR Rejects Brandon Brown’s ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Car

Talk about spitting in the face of your sports-fan base.

NASCAR Rejects Brandon Brown’s ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Car

NASCAR has officially canceled driver Brandon Brown’s sponsorship deal with the “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocurrency purveyor.

By: Breitbart, January 6, 2022:

At the end of December, Brown announced that he was signing a deal for LGBcoin to sponsor his race team going forward.

Brown later revealed that NASCAR sent a written letter approving the deal, so they went forward and even spent the money to make up the car’s LGBcoin paint scheme.

But on Jan. 3, NASCAR abruptly put a halt to the deal, telling Brown that the decision to allow the sponsorship needed to be “reviewed at a higher level” in the NASCAR leadership.

Now it appears that NASCAR has officially denied Brown’s request to sanction to LGBcoin sponsorship deal, according to the Washington Times.

NASCAR claims that, as far back as November, they made it clear that no wording or imagery referencing the “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant would be allowed, according to the Washington Post.

“NASCAR on Tuesday decided against approving a sponsorship based on the anti-President Biden slogan ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’ according to a NASCAR official with direct knowledge of the deliberations,” the Washington Post reported.

Further, the official told the Post that NASCAR’s decision was “not a reversal … but the governing body’s first and final word on the matter,” contradicting reports that the racing organization had initially approved the deal.

Regardless of the timing, NASCAR clearly became spooked by the subtle insult to Joe Biden that the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” represents.

The phrase has become a popular chant at events of all sorts and is a form of protest against Joe Biden. It was accidentally originated last October when NBC NASCAR reporter Kelli Stavast fraudulently claimed on live television that a crowd chanting “F*ck Joe Biden” was actually chanting “Let’s Go, Brandon” to praise Brown, who had just become the Talladega winner.

After the chant, Brown claimed that he was afraid that his unwitting part in the creation of the anti-Biden chant would hurt his ability to get sponsors for his racing team. But by December, he obviously decided to embrace the chant with his LGBcoin deal.

RELATED ARTICLE: NASCAR partners with LGBT advocacy group after expressing desire to remain apolitical

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Interview: Rand Paul Slams Big Tech’s Crackdown on COVID ‘Misinformation’—And Offers His Solution

‘The impulse to censor people’s speech is actually illiberal.’


Big Tech censorship has ratcheted up over the last week: big time. In the name of combating COVID-19 “misinformation,” Twitter banned the accounts of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dr. Robert Malone. Meanwhile, Facebook banned the advertising account for a children’s book series promoting ‘Heroes of Liberty’ like free-market economist Thomas Sowell.  (Facebook has reversed the decision under massive backlash. You can buy the books for your kids here).

I spoke with Senator Rand Paul, a libertarian-leaning Kentucky Republican, about why this alarming uptick in Big Tech censorship is so concerning—and why the free market, not Big Government, is the best response.

“I think they have the right as private property owners to ban me, censor me, do whatever they want,” the senator said. “But I don’t agree with it ideologically; I don’t like the idea of associating with small-minded people who are so close-minded that they want to censor what I have to say.”

Paul explained why the idea of banning “misinformation” is actually antithetical to the scientific method properly understood.

“We only arrive at the truth through disputation, by hearing [more] voices,” he said. “It’s easy enough to say something is ‘misinformation.’ But really, a lot of things are debatable.”

“I’m a scientist, a physician… I’ve been to scientific conventions through the years,” the senator continued. “What happens when someone presents a paper, many times it’s a free-for-all. People go after them, say they were wrong on their methodology, your conclusions don’t match this, your study didn’t have this control… these kinds of critiques go on. They’re very spirited in the scientific world. Most scientists would be appalled to think that you would be allowed to publish things without a contrary opinion.”

Paul pointed to several instances where social media companies censored COVID ‘misinformation’ at the time, that is now either proven true or at least considered a legitimate possibility.

For example, the senator himself had a YouTube video taken down where he questioned the efficacy of cloth masks. Months later, the establishment narrative has now changed, with everyone from former Biden advisors to CNN medical analysts to former FDA head and current Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb now acknowledging that cloth masks are basically useless, and N95 masks offer the actual protection.

Paul also pointed out that for a long time, Facebook had a policy of censoring content that suggested the COVID-19 virus could have originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, what’s known as the “lab leak theory.” Yet this notion, initially an outlier theory, is now accepted in the mainstream as a very real possibility—and Facebook had to make an embarrassing reversal.

“It is incumbent on us to have these debates,” Paul said. “You get to the truth of things by hearing both sides, hearing all sides. Not when one side is shut out. We have to have full-throated debate to get to the truth.”

Yet the senator is absolutely not on board with those Republican senators and conservative commentators whose understandable frustration with Big Tech bias has led them to embrace Big Government policies.

“Everybody on the Right is complaining about Big Tech, but nobody’s doing anything about it,” Paul said. “They just complain, complain, complain. Their next response is ‘oh, the government should break up Big Tech or regulate it’… I don’t want to [do any of that].”

“The only thing worse than private censorship would be government censorship,” he continued. “At least with private censorship, you can choose to go somewhere else. I don’t like YouTube’s policies, so I’m leaving! If the government’s in charge, where do I go? So I’ve been opposed to things like the Fairness Doctrine from the 1970s, but I’ve also been opposed to different movements by different Republican and Democrat senators to set up some sort of regulatory speech apparatus.”

The senator was quick to acknowledge the nuances here, noting that what Big Tech companies should have the legal right to do is an entirely separate question from the morality of their actions.

“When the CEO of Twitter said the First Amendment doesn’t apply to them, he’s right,” Paul offered. “But that doesn’t make him a laudable person or someone I want to associate with. These are people who are narrow-minded and not ‘liberal’ in any way. The impulse to censor people’s speech is actually illiberal.”

“They’re coming to this Platonic idea that, basically, it’s too dangerous to let the rabble know things, we need to protect them from certain ideas that might be unsettling,” he continued. “But that’s not a step forward; I think that’s a couple-thousand-year-old step backwards.”

The senator argued that the best response to Big Tech bias is still market competition, not expansions of government power.

“The way you get more speech is by going to competitors and trying to drive up more competition in the marketplace,” Paul said. “By leaving YouTube and going to Rumble and my website, LibertyTree.com, I hope to elevate other platforms and not give free content to people who look down their nose at people like me.”

“Ultimately, the question is what’s going to be more popular?” he continued. “Do you want to go on a social media platform where people are censored, or would you rather go on where it’s a more free-spirited discussion? I think there is enough of a marketplace for people who want to choose a place where there’s more free-flowing conversation.”

To join Senator Paul’s exodus from YouTube, subscribe to his channel on Rumble or check out LibertyTree.com. To listen to the full audio of this interview, subscribe to the Based Politics podcast feed on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. The full conversation will be released later this week.

COLUMN BY

Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo (@Brad_Polumbo) is a libertarian-conservative journalist and Policy Correspondent at the Foundation for Economic Education.

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Of Insurrections and Threats to Democracy

As long as the Democrats are all hopped up about Law & Order today, let’s see if they’ll do something about the gargantuan criminal monster they created.  I’m talking about the Soros DAs, the prosecutors who won’t prosecute.  They are a threat to democracy.

Manhattan’s new DA Alvin Bragg has taken it upon himself to ignore the state legislature and change the laws so that many crimes no longer carry jail sentences.  He’s doing this in the name of “fairness and safety”.  That’s pretty cheeky, don’t you think?  He is also imposing ‘incarceration impact statements’, meaning prosecutors can’t recommend prison terms if it will make it harder for defendants to get a job or they will suffer racially disparate outcomes in the future.  He also changed the law where it allows sentences of life without parole.  He unilaterally limited punishment in those cases to a maximum of 20 years.

Bragg claims all this will make the city safer because criminals will find it easier to reintegrate into society.  Maybe that will actually happen in a handful of cases where the criminal wouldn’t eventually straighten out anyway, but what about the rest of the cases where criminals have no intention of reforming?  They will receive kid glove treatment under Bragg’s policies and thus be incentivized to commit more crimes.  What’s the net?

Police unions did not hold back in their criticism.  “In Bragg’s Manhattan, you can resist arrest, deal drugs, obstruct arrests, and even carry a gun and get away with it,” one said.  Another said this is all very demoralizing for the police.  “Police officers don’t want to be sent out to enforce laws that the district attorneys won’t prosecute and there are already too many people who believe that they can commit crimes, resist arrest, interfere with police officers, and face zero consequences.”

In Seattle, where crime is spiking, police are allowed to go to the scene where a stolen vehicle is reported, surround the vehicle, and draw their guns.  That’s it.  They’re not allowed to pursue the vehicle if the car thief drives away, as just happened in a case this week.  But don’t worry, under the logic of the Soros DAs, the poor oppressed car thief should be allowed to keep the car because it’s a crime of poverty.  The car thief needs the car, and the rich owner of the car has insurance and can replace the car.  In other words, the car thief wins because the car thief is a class hero and everybody else loses because they are class enemies, just like in communist countries.  I defy you to tell me what democracy can survive if those are the rules of the game.

The Soros DA in San Francisco has been in office two years.  He has made it easier for violent and non-violent offenders to get released, but, to hear him tell it, recent smash-and-grab robberies are not his fault.  It’s society’s fault because society doesn’t prevent these crimes before they happen.   Let me see if I’ve got this right.  Prosecutors shouldn’t have to prosecute, because there shouldn’t be any crime in the first place.  It is society that is bad, not criminals who are bad.  So I guess that means the criminals should be prosecuting US for giving THEM a hard time when it is US who are bad.  I feel so much better now that I understand just how bad I’ve been all this time, including the two times robbers have stuck a gun in my face and gotten away with it.

By the way, the San Francisco DA faces a recall election next June.  I hope San Francisco voters come to their senses and kick this guy out.   It’s not impossible.  In November, voters in Seattle rejected a candidate for City Attorney who wanted to abolish the police and prisons entirely.

However, a recall effort against the Soros DA in Los Angeles failed last year.  One consequence is that a murderer who received a 50 year sentence is free after just six years.  The Soros DA did not even have the decency to tell the victim’s family the early release was in the works.  It’s not the first time he sought a reduced sentence for a murderer.  So, apparently, murderers are class heroes in this guy’s book and everybody else just has to suck it up.

If you’re worried about insurrection today, you should worry about the Soros DAs who are overthrowing the criminal justice system in cities around the country.  If you don’t want to see the death of democracy, then you need to mobilize against the Soros DAs who ignore state legislatures, turn criminals into class heroes who always win no matter what, and you the voters into chumps who should just keep paying big salaries to prosecutors who won’t prosecute because some billionaire wants to turn your cities into cesspools.

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Heritage Foundation: Schumer Using Jan. 6 Anniversary to Seize ‘Permanent Power’

In a joint statement Wednesday from the Heritage Foundation, President Kevin Roberts and Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is using the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol breach to seize “permanent” political power.

Anderson and Roberts wrote, “In 2021, state lawmakers ushered in smart and transparent election integrity reforms, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. This work should be commended, as voter integrity and trust in our elections are the bedrock of our American democracy. Instead, the liberal elite spent all of 2021 creating a false narrative of voter disenfranchisement and suppression as Democrat leaders and the media tried to convince Americans reforms such as voter ID were racist…

“However, the American people did not buy into their lies, and Democrat leaders in Washington have now pivoted to the anniversary of January 6. Senator Schumer and his cronies are now using the events of last January as a means to accomplish their never-ending goal of permanent power,” the Heritage leaders added. “Disguised as a ‘voting rights’ bill, Schumer’s anti-voter agenda is nothing more than an attempt to take power away from the American people and forever undermine the integrity of our elections.”

“This proposed legislation will give Washington bureaucrats power over our election systems and throw out measures like voter ID in every state — a common-sense measure that is continually supported by over 80% of the American people,” Anderson and Roberts concluded. “Americans want voter integrity, and they know the Left’s partisan narrative has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with rigging the rules to keep Democrats in power to pass their agenda without our support.”


Charles Schumer

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In a January 3, 2022 interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Schumer said:

“What happened on January 6 is a direct continuation of the big lie, which Donald Trump perpetrated created January 6 and a continuation of what is happening around the country. Non-partisan election officials, just plain people doing their job to count votes, are being threatened in state after state with violence. A few of them have had to have police protection. So the idea that January 6 is totally a one-off is wrong. It’s being perpetrated by this attempt to take away voting rights of so many people, people of color, young people, people living in urban areas, handicapped people, elderly people. We have to fight against this. The new Republican Party under the leadership of Donald Trump is viciously against voting rights and trying to take those away. So if we can’t get Republicans, if we can’t get Republicans to join us, we’re exploring a variety of different rules changes. We are working and trying to get all 50 Democrats, including Senators Manchin and [Kyrsten] Sinema to go along because if we don’t change rules, the Republicans will block this and our democracy could be at risk and wither in real ways.”

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Ben Franklin’s Advice for a Better Year

Many of us still write up New Years’ Resolutions. Lose those extra ten pounds, read the Bible more, remember people’s names better. A friend told me, “I used to have a problem with remembering names until I took the Dale Carmichael course.”

One American who has been a font of timeless and timely advice was founding father extraordinaire Ben Franklin. He said, “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

Franklin was a busy man, who served in both the Continental Congress that produced the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention that produced our nation’s governing document. He also founded one of the nation’s earliest anti-slavery societies.

Franklin wrote a classic book called, Poor Richard’s Almanack (1732), which is a series of pithy statements. Consider some of his thoughts in terms of trying to develop better habits for the New Year.

On laziness versus productivity, you can see the old New England Puritan influence here. He said,

  • “There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.”
  • “Little Strokes, Fell great Oaks.”
  • “Fear to do ill, and you need fear naught else. O Lazy bones!”
  • “You may delay, but time will not.”
  • “Lost time is never found again.”
  • “All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth.”

Here’s a rather famous one: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.”

He also noted, “The honest man takes pains, and then enjoys pleasures; the knave takes pleasure, and then suffers pains,” and “One today is worth two tomorrows.”

Surely, applying some of these principles in our daily lives would lead to greater productivity. As Paul said in Ephesians, we should “redeem the time for the days are evil.”

Ben Franklin also had good advice against greed. He said:

  • “Avarice and happiness never saw each other; how then should they become acquainted?”
  • “Who is rich? He that rejoices in his Portion.”
  • “Content[ment] makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich Men poor.”
  • “He does not possess wealth, it possesses him.”

There’s an underlying truth in these. You could have riches untold, but if you’re ungrateful, it’s worse than being impoverished.

Franklin went on to say:

  • “If man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.”
  • “Wish a miser long life, and you wish him no good.”
  • “He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go.”
  • “When will the miser’s chest be full enough?”
  • “If your riches are yours, why don’t you take them with you to the other world?”
  • “What is more valuable than gold? Diamonds. Than diamonds? Virtue.”
  • “He that’s content hath enough. He that complains hath too much.”

Much of this reminds me of Jesus’ warning to “beware of covetousness,” one of the many Biblical prohibitions against greed and envy.

Ben Franklin was not an orthodox Christian. But nor was he an atheist. He played a pivotal role as a publisher to help spread the message of George Whitefield’s evangelistic crusade up and down the Atlantic coast. This was pivotal to the Great Awakening, which was pivotal to our independence.

Furthermore, Franklin remonstrated with Thomas Paine for writing his anti-Christian screed, Age of Reason. And, during the Constitutional Convention, when the delegates got bogged down and couldn’t agree on specifics, Franklin rose up and gave an important speech, suggesting that the new nation look to God for His help and to pray about this matter. It is reported that acting on his suggestion broke the impasse.

Franklin also had some good advice on choosing humility over pride:

  • “People who are wrapped in themselves make small packages.”
  • “The first degree of folly, is to conceit one’s self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise counsel.”
  • “Despair ruins some, presumption many.”
  • “He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.”
  • “The proud hate pride—in others.”

I love what Franklin said about marriage—slightly paraphrased: Before you get married, keep your eyes wide open. After you get married, keep them half closed. And he also warned, “He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.”

Furthermore, he encouraged writers, when he noted—again, slightly paraphrased: If you would not be forgotten, when you’re long dead and rotten, then write something worth the reading or do something worth the writing.

Finally, he had some good suggestions that apply to weight control—a perpetual goal for those of us who make New Years’ Resolutions: “Eat to live; live not to eat.”

Even if we applied just one of these principles from Dr. Franklin in 2022, it would tend to make us more “healthy, wealthy, and wise” in the new year.

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GETTR gains half a million new signups after Joe Rogan joins

This is great news. However, President Trump must also support the alternative social media sites, and not just his own after it is finally launched. For alternative social media to succeed, President Trump needs to bring his 100 million plus social media followers to these sites. That way they will be robust, engaging, interesting, and sustainable. This will happen. The tide will turn.

GETTR gains half a million new signups after Joe Rogan joins

By RSBN, January 4, 2022

Free speech social media platform GETTR reached over half a million signups in the two days after podcast legend Joe Rogan announced he opened an account. Rogan joined the platform, billed as a Twitter alternative, in response to Twitter’s ban on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Rogan’s recent guest, Dr. Robert Malone.

Following Rogan’s announcement to his 7.8 million Twitter followers, more than 171,000 GETTR accounts were opened on Sunday. The number doubled the following day, with more than 341,000 individuals joining the platform. GETTR reached the highest amount of new accounts Tuesday morning as over 545,000 people rushed to join the free speech platform, according to a press release.

“This is the great disruption in the social media landscape,” GETTR Chief Executive Officer Jason Miller said in a press release. “People have been looking for a new outlet for free expression, and GETTR is the destination. When Joe Rogan says that the establishment social media giants might get ‘even dumber,’ people listen and join the migration.”

Simultaneously, Twitter permanently banned Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Sunday for Covid-19 “misinformation.”

“When Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” the congresswoman wrote on GETTR following the ban.

“That’s fine,” she continued, “I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”

RELATED ARTICLE: Following Ban, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls On Fellow Republicans To Leave Twitter

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Trump Sneaks Back On Twitter By Disguising Self As PR Rep For Chinese Communist Party

U.S.—Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter today, being a crazy fringe extremist who also happens to be the president of the United States.

But the ever-clever Trump, always known as the smartest man in the room, has managed to get back on the social network by disguising himself as one Chongald Xrump, PR specialist for the Chinese Communist Party.

Trump is reportedly attempting to build a following by tweeting about how good Uighur concentration camps are and how nice the Chinese government is, since those things are not banned under Twitter’s terms of service. Once he has enough followers, he’ll remove his Asian rice hat and false Fu Manchu mustache and begin tweeting about the rigged election once again.

“Hello good sirs, I am here today to tell you how great our concentration camps are! Very clean and humane!” he wrote. The tweet was not flagged for inciting violence or being, you know, the tweet of a communist country that has killed tens of millions of its own citizens. In fact, people who replied and questioned the legitimacy of his tweet were suspended for hate speech.

Should his ploy fail, Trump says he will next try disguising himself as an Antifa leader.

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Cogito, ergo sum —  I think, therefore I am?

Do you have the feeling that your government doesn’t want you to think? Do you have a feeling that your government wants you to just obey?

QUESTION: Which is more important to you: political/social opinion or your own independent thoughts?

John F. Kennedy said,

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

Are you driven by opinion or thought? Opinion is like an opioid. It takes away our ability to think rationally about ourselves and what’s going on around us.

If we don’t think then we don’t exist. Thinking is not comfortable for many, it seems.

Cogito, ergo sum is more than a Latin phrase, it’s an imperative that makes us freemen and freewomen.

In his dystopian novel 1984 George Orwell wrote,

Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

Have we as a people given in to orthodoxy?

Pandemic or PANICdemic

We are asking these questions because we are finding that information (i.e. the scientific truth about the pandemic and its vaccines) is being filtered and has become opinion (a PANICdemic).

We’re worried that independent thoughts are being blocked by those who don’t want to have you and I think for ourselves.

Plato wrote, “No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.”

George Orwell, in his dystopian novel 1984, wrote,

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” 

Howard Rotberg wrote,

Any strong ideological belief carries with it a risk of denying those facts that do not support the ideology.”

Are we the people being driven by ideology rather than thought?

Are we experiencing a pandemic or a PANICdemic where reason has been replaced by reaction and science by politics?

Is truth dead or just cancelled?

Thought and The Cancel Culture

The cancel culture is designed to keep us from thinking and forcing us to embrace the “ideology of opinion.”

Cancel culture or “call-out culture” is a nuevo form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those subject to this nuevo ostracism has then, by definition, been “cancelled.”

If you don’t comply, if you don’t embrace the current ideologies of diversity, inclusion and equity you will be ostracized and cancelled.

Don’t think, just obey is the mantra of the cancel culture. Thinking is a crime against the state. Even worse, if you confront the state you can be arrested, imprisoned and even tortured until you comply.

It’s happening to those who were in Washington, D.C. on January 6th, 2021. It’s happening to parents who express concerns about what their children are reading and learning in public school classrooms. It’s happening to ordinary American citizens who want to leave their homes to go shopping but don’t have a vaccine passport in states like New York.

The Bottom Line

John F. Kennedy said,

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

The cancel culture’s myths are Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. It is a myth that one can be diverse and equal at the same time. Inclusion is a myth as well. For you see equal people are not free and free people are not equal. Diversity is not a condition, it is a tool for the cancel culturalists to gain power over others.

Diversity, inclusion and equity are unrealistic myths in a free society. These can only be imposed by edict in a totalitarian state.

It is critical for the anti-cancel culture warriors to never give up, never surrender. When they go low, we keep the high ground. When they want to fundamentally change our God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we must live free or die.

You will be banned on social media, lose friends, be attacked by others in public and even physically attacked on the streets during a peaceful protest.

This is war! A war of lies vs. truth. A war of opinion vs. thinking. A war of good against pure evil.

America is now in a battle between freedom of individual choice and thought or living under the boot of big government for ever.

The opposite of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity (DIE) is Liberty, Integrity, Valor, Earnestness (LIVE)!

Thought trumps opinion. Just remember that!

Think for yourself and your family as we approach the 2022 mid-term elections.

As John F. Kennedy said, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

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