Politics and Its Coming Destruction

The forming of the United States government introduced what has been called ‘representative government’, wherein citizens may seek, and be elected to, positions in a Congress where they are to represent the thoughts and wishes of those citizens living in a certain district of a state.

I believe the Founders, nearly all of whom were descended from England, where only a monarchical system had existed for centuries, and representation of the people was absolutely NOT allowed, had dreamed of establishing a new form of government that eliminated any undue influence or control by a very small segment of the citizens, mostly the aristocratic and moneyed class. However, they soon learned that the old would not easily give way to the new.

Politics as a Means to Virtuous Living and Happiness?

From the article, “Aristotle: Politics” in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the author of said article stated,

In his Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.) describes the happy life intended for man by nature as one lived in accordance with virtue, and, in his “Politics”, he describes the role that politics and the political community must play in bringing about the virtuous life in the citizenry. (emphasis mine)

Aristotle’s “Politics” also provides analysis of the kinds of political community that existed in his time and shows where and how these cities fall short of the ideal community of virtuous citizens. (emphasis mine)

It is apparent that Aristotle, 350 years before Christ, understood that politics was intended to be a system of governance that provided the means of living a happy and virtuous life. The deception about politics as a system of governance was obviously present in the time of Aristotle.

The second president of the US, John Adams, stated that “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Despite the beauty and soundness of our Constitution, those who were present when it was written realized its potential shortcomings, in that it was written as, and intended to be, a basis upon which to create an atmosphere allowing for, and promoting, a virtuous life, the only atmosphere needed to find true happiness (Honesty demands that one consider whether true happiness can ever be found in a wholly non-virtuous atmosphere). Our Constitution has little to no positive influence in the lives of immoral, non-virtuous persons; in fact it would seem that its very existence enrages them and encourages the immoral and non-virtuous people in their attempts to destroy that magnificent document.

I base my opinion above on the fact that our current group of politicians who ALL swear an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, almost immediately, and usually covertly,  search for any way possible to skirt around it and even to do away with it entirely.

Political Delusion Leads to God’s Wrath

My definition of ‘politics’, based on info found in The Free Dictionary, is “The use of underhanded crafty schemes, plots, intrigues and deceitful plans, methods, or series of maneuvers (machinations and intrigue) in obtaining any position enabling one to do or act (with power), providing the capability of control, domination or command.

The political actions provided in this definition are most certainly NOT limited to governmental politics, although there is likely no government on earth that has managed to remain unscathed from the damage caused by these actions. No, politics has found its way into nearly every sector of life that involves human interaction. Once introduced and accepted as ‘normal’, it becomes as ingrained in all human interactions as it has in the government(s).

Based on what I perceive to be the dismal lack of a true understanding of politics on the part of most Americans, coupled with the danger that political tactics, and the politicians who employ them, brings to the citizens of the United States, especially among most of the Christian population, I feel it is critical to try to explain, from a layman’s point of view, that the ‘practice’ of politics is a whole lot more than campaigns and races for public offices in city, state and federal governments.

Several prominent people from the past have stated something which I truly believe:  “voters and their votes do NOT determine the outcome of elections, MONEY determines the outcome of elections”. From that truth, a serious question  must then be asked: “What is the source of the money, the hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of US dollars that are poured into political campaigns that 1) determine the candidates, and 2) determine the eventual winners of the elections?”

Once you have the answer to that important question, you must then ask, “what is the end  goal of those who provide the MONEY?”

American politics has become a system based on lies and deception that is being used to create, or transform, a government or institution, formerly based on TRUTH, into one that accepts and uses lies and deceptions as though they WERE truth. The very foundation of the American political system is deception and MONEY, lots and lots of MONEY!

The purpose of these lies and deceptions is to produce a state of delusion in the minds and hearts of men so that they will no longer be able to separate truth from a lie. Once people are deluded, those who produce the delusion seem to believe they are quite safe from any resistance to the lies produced. In many cases, they are right. The system, and its participants, work hard to protect themselves against truth-seekers.

The end result of the political process fro those who adhere to it is described in Romans chapter one: “a reprobate mind, a state wherein one becomes morally depraved, unprincipled, and predestined for damnation”.

The Politics of the “Trump Era”

A short discussion of the Trump presidency seems to be in order here.

It appears (to me) that Donald J Trump, when running for POTUS in 2016 made several critical missteps. First, he seems to have believed that he was being welcomed into a camp of approximately 260 ‘friendly’ politicians in Congress who identified as “Republican”, and was being opposed by a camp of approximately 275 ‘Unfriendly’ Congressional politicians who identified as Democrat. If that had been the case, he might have had a somewhat fair chance to succeed in his proclaimed agenda to “Make America Great Again”.

But alas, the odds were much worse than the numbers indicated and he was far outnumbered since most of those who identified as Republican were in fact RINO who were actually closely aligned with the Democratic Party and its principles (or lack thereof). That made the numbers more like 500 to 1, at least at first appearance.

However, Trump, though an accomplished and very successful businessman, was a rookie politician suffering from serious ‘political naiveté. His naiveté, coupled with his glaring narcissism, the most evident flaws he exhibited as a man, allowed his critical decisions as POTUS to be swayed by those who played to his ego and narcissism, caused him to designate, as his cabinet members, those who were thought to be competent and loyal to conservative, republican principles, as well as loyal to him, but were actually card-carrying members of the DC swamp, that quagmire wherein dwell those whom Trump swore to remove by draining that swamp. He failed to realize that even had he drained that swamp, either partially or completely, it is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the REAL money powers of the world: the globalists, big pharma drug dealers and industrial military complex, heads of giant worldwide corporations, and wealthy banking families who, along with the Democrats, were as solidly against Trump as were those congressional RINOs who so easily fooled DJT. I imagine that Trump thought his entry into the political world would be as easy as was his entry, as a much younger man, into business that led to his many successes in that realm.

Trump obviously placed the bulk of his trust in men, one of which was himself. Believing the urgings to trust family members with their somewhat covert individual agendas, he surrendered his own MAGA agenda to forces over whom he had little to no control. The total count of friendly vs unfriendly combatants may never be known, but with so many poor choices as advisers, it is likely closer to 600 to 1.

Before going to war, one should always endeavor to know his enemy and that seems to have been another of Trump’s biggest flaws. Not only did he NOT know who his enemy was, he accepted the advice of those very close to him who convinced him that his choices were consistent with his agenda. As a consequence, when the political bullets started flying, he was constantly being bombarded with what many might consider “friendly fire’, which in politics is a misleading term: There are no friends in politics.

Throughout his presidency, he again and again named more DC swamp critters to advise him and every one selected only added to the “friendly fire” he was receiving. By the time his presidency ended in January 2021, the endless friendly fire left Trump resembling the iconic Al Capp cartoon character, “Fearless Fosdick”, who was consistently being hit by (sometimes) friendly fire, leaving him with large round holes in many parts of his body https://duckduckgo.com/?q=fearless+fosdick+cartoon&t=ffab&iax=images&ia=images.

Fosdick seemed to be truly confused as to who were his friends and who were his enemies due to a failure to understand who his enemies were.

Ronald Reagan often used the phrase “Trust but verify” and seemingly tried to stick to it, but unlike Reagan, DJT, with little to  NO verification, unwisely trusted many who offered no basis for why they should be, or even could be, considered worthy of his trust.

Trump’s failure to understand and recognize the true nature of those who he considered ‘loyal friends’ does not excuse those sleezy politicians, both Republican and Democrat, who utterly betrayed his trust and that of the American people who elected Trump.

The Coming Wrath of God

Paul wrote a very detailed letter to the believers in Rome that provides a look at how God views the foolish positions men take in direct contradiction to His word, and GOD’S WORD IS TRUTH. So the positions taken by many of the political leaders of the world in these perilous times are ‘lie-oriented ‘ and directly against TRUTH. The words of Romans 1:18 say this: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness”.

No one in this present period of time has ever experienced “the Wrath of God”. But it is plain that the time wherein the truth is completely suppressed by the unrighteous WILL see His wrath revealed to all who oppose God and His word. The revealing of His wrath will not be simply toward the politicians who are elected or appointed political leaders, but to ALL who use politics to further an evil agenda that mocks and resists God. The “invisible politicians”, the corporate heads and the global bankers whose institutions control large segments of the financial systems in every nation will NOT escape the wrath of a righteous God.

The adoption of a system governed by lies has changed our nation into one that trains and encourages its citizens to accept as true, whatever they are fed by government officials, academics and the media, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence that it is completely UNTRUE. This is the perfect dictionary definition of delusion: “A belief held in the face of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason” (The Free Dictionary).

Unfortunately, the current ‘encouragement’  to accept the lies and deception is likely to evolve into physical ‘force’ as more and more people who are becoming aware of the lies that have led to the diminishing and eventual loss of our freedoms and liberties, decide to push back against the tyranny that uses deceptions and lies to push their agenda.

When encouragement becomes force, the political system then is, or will become, one that denies truth and attempts to replace ALL truth with lies; when such a system succeeds in doing so, any liberties that were thought to have been ‘endowed’ by a creator are easily removed by those who perpetuate the false political system.

You might think that those living under such a system would rebel against it and demand the return of those stolen liberties, but by the time the system is entrenched using lies that lead to a state of delusion, and truth is banished, those who should have rebelled and demanded a return of liberty are living under such delusion that they cannot easily be reached by truth, if they can be reached at all. They have succumbed to the lies and deception and have rejected the very existence of truth. This is the very nature of deception and with the assistance of a corrupted, wholly-owned, mainstream media that has become a communication/propaganda arm of the system, the ability to resist the deception decreases with  the passing of time as more and more people allow themselves to become comfortable with the deception.


God, who created the earth and mankind who inhabits it, STILL has the plan that was in His mind from the very beginning: to have a family of people, whom He will love as sons and daughters, who will return His love, and reverence  Him as Father. However, His love does not mean that any human who has rejected His love and His truth will be able to take part in that plan.

The perilous times in which we now live were mentioned by Paul in his second letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:1-9) and in that letter Paul spoke of the characteristics of the people he described as “lovers of their own selves”. In verse nine, he states, But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men….”.

The folly God speaks of is that of subverting the word of God, replacing HIS truth with a lie. Paul offered the perfect description of such people and their fate in Romans 1:18 – 2:9. That fate is sure and likely will be sudden.

God is STILL God and He will have the final say. And His wrath is coming on the corrupt world political system and all who live by it.

He will soon shake all in heaven and on earth; everything that can be shaken will be shaken. Anything that remains will stand in awe and reverence of God. All that falls will have experienced the wrath of God toward all unrighteousness, leading to utter destruction.


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The Government’s Sprawling Effort to Censor [True] Information During the Pandemic

In July 2022, Twitter permanently suspended Rhode Island physician Andrew Bostom after awarding the epidemiologist and longtime researcher at Brown University a fifth strike for spreading “misinformation.”

A July 26 tweet alleging that there was no solid evidence Covid-19 vaccines had prevented any children from being hospitalized—”only RCT data we have from children reveals ZERO hospitalizations prevented by vaccination vs. placebo”—was apparently the final straw.

The funny thing was, it appeared Bostom’s tweet was true.

Dr. Anish Koka, a cardiologist and writer, said he was initially skeptical of Bostom’s claim. But after speaking with him for more than an hour, he realized Bostom was citing the government’s own data, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) briefing document that included randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on children.

“…Dr. Bostom’s tweet appears quite correct as per the FDA documents,” Koka wrote on Substack. “In the RCTs available, there does not appear to be evidence that the vaccine prevented hospitalizations.”

Bostom’s permanent suspension was one of many anecdotes shared by journalist David Zweig in a December Twitter Files thread viewed by more than 64 million people, which exposed how the government worked with Twitter to try to “rig the Covid debate.”

It turns out this was not the only one of Bostom’s tweets that was true but was nevertheless flagged for “misinformation.”

“A review of Twitter log files revealed that an internal audit, conducted after Bostom’s attorney contacted Twitter, found that only 1 of Bostom’s 5 violations were valid,” Zweig notes. “The one Bostom tweet found to still be in violation cited data that was legitimate but inconvenient to the public health establishment’s narrative about the risks of flu versus Covid in children.”

In other words, all five of Bostom’s tweets that had been flagged as “misinformation” were legitimate. At the very least, four-out-of-five were, and that’s according to Twitter’s own internal audit.

How this happened was partially explored by Zweig, who explained Twitter’s convoluted censorship process, which relied heavily on bots, contractors in foreign countries who lacked the expertise to make informed decisions, and Twitter brass who carried their own biases and incentives. This structure led to a predictable result.

“In my review of internal files,” writes Zweig, “I found countless instances of tweets labeled as ‘misleading’ or taken down entirely, sometimes triggering account suspensions, simply because they veered from CDC guidance or differed from establishment views.”

The CDC had effectively become the arbiter of truth.

This is alarming for at least two reasons. First, for anyone familiar with the government’s track record on truth, there’s reason to be skeptical of putting any government agency in charge of deciding what is true and false. Second, the CDC has been, to put it kindly, fallible throughout the pandemic. Indeed, the agency has been plagued with so much dysfunction and made so many crucial mistakes that its own director announced less than a year ago the organization needed an overhaul.

So there’s some reason to believe that Bostom and people like him—including epidemiologists like Dr. Martin Kuldorff (formerly of Harvard) and mRNA vaccine creator Dr. Robert Malone—were being suspended, banned, and de-amplified simply because Twitter was poorly situated to determine what was true and what was false.

There’s reason to doubt this claim, however.

Months after Zweig published his report on the Twitter Files, journalist Matt Taibbi published a separate deep dive exploring the Virality Project, an initiative launched by Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center.

The project, which Taibbi described as “a sweeping, cross-platform effort to monitor billions of social media posts by Stanford University, federal agencies, and a slew of (often state-funded) NGOs,” is noteworthy because officials made it clear that a goal was not just to flag false information, but information that was true but inconvenient to the government’s goals. Reports of “vaccinated individuals contracting Covid-19 anyway,” “worrisome jokes,” and “natural immunity” were all characterized as “potential violations,” as were conversations “interpreted to suggest that coronavirus might have leaked from a lab.”

In what Taibbi describes as “a pan-industry monitoring plan for Covid-related content,” the Virality Project began analyzing millions of posts each day from platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Medium, TikTok, and other social media sites, which were submitted through the JIRA ticketing system. On February 22, 2021, in a video no longer public, Stanford welcomed social media leaders to the group and offered instruction on how to join the JIRA system.

In contrast to Twitter’s previous internal guidance, which required narratives on Covid-19 to be “demonstrably false” before any censorship actions were taken, the Virality Project made it clear that information that was true was also fair game if it undermined the larger aims of the government and the Virality Project.

Specifically noted were “true stories that could fuel [vaccine] hesitancy,” personal testimonials about adverse side effects of vaccination, concerns over vaccine passports, and actual deaths of people following vaccination, such as Drene Keyes.

As NBC noted in 2021, Keyes, a 58-year-old black woman, died after receiving the Pfizer vaccine in February 2021. Described as an “elderly Black woman” by the Virality Project, Keyes’s death became a “disinformation” event after it garnered attention from “anti vax groups”—even though no one denied that she died within hours of taking the vaccine.

No autopsy was conducted on Keyes and there’s no way of knowing if the vaccine caused her death. But merely raising the possibility could have resulted in a ban. Officials at the Virality Project warned platforms that “just asking questions”—at least the wrong questions—was a tactic “commonly used by spreaders of misinformation.”

Ironically, Taibbi notes, the Virality Project itself was often “extravagantly wrong” about Covid science, describing breakthrough events as “extremely rare events” (a fact it later conceded was wrong) and implying that natural immunity did not offer protection from Covid.

“Even in its final report, [the Virality Project] claimed it was misinformation to suggest the vaccine does not prevent transmission, or that governments are planning to introduce vaccine passports,” Taibbi writes. “Both things turned out to be true.”

‘You Can’t Handle the Truth’

It’s clear that the Virality Project’s primary purpose was not to protect Americans from misinformation. Its goal, as Taibbi notes, was to get the public to submit to authority and accept the state’s Covid narrative, particularly the pronouncements of public figures such as Drs. Anthony Fauci and Rochelle Walensky.

The official policy can be summed up in the immortal words of Colonel Nathan Jessup, the villain portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Aaron Sorkin’s popular 1992 film A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth.”

It’s important to understand that public officials, just like Col. Jessup, genuinely believe this. Jessup utters these words in anger in a wonderful monologue, after he is baited by Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) into telling the court how he really feels. Similarly, the Twitter Files reveal a program designed to control information—even true information—because it serves the state’s plan.

The last word—plan—is important, because it calls to mind Ludwig von Mises’s warning about those seeking to plan society.

“The planner is a potential dictator who wants to deprive all other people of the power to plan and act according to their own plans,” Mises wrote. “He aims at one thing only: the exclusive absolute preeminence of his own plan.”

‘Sometimes They Are Five’

Mises’ words apply perfectly to the Virality Project, a program designed specifically to get people to submit to the government’s narrative and objectives, not their own. The preeminence of the plan is so important that it requires censoring information and targeting individuals—as the Virality Project did—even if it’s true.

It’s difficult to overstate how Orwellian this is.

In Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the protagonist of the story, says, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four.”

Absent any context, the quote doesn’t make much sense. But it’s important to understand that Orwell saw statism and politics as forces destructive to the truth. His own brushes with state propaganda during the Spanish Civil War left him terrified that objective truth was “fading out of the world,” and he saw the state as inherently prone to obfuscation and euphemism (regardless of party).

“Political language,” he wrote, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

Within the context of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the meaning of Winston Smith’s words becomes crystal clear. Saying “two plus two makes four” might be an objective truth, but sometimes objective truth runs counter to Big Brother’s plan. Winston Smith is a slow learner, state agents tell him, because he can’t seem to grasp this simple reality.

“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”

“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder.”

Many people who lived through the Covid-19 pandemic likely can identify with the terror of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Orwell’s fear that objective truth is “fading out of the world.” We witnessed public officials say things that were demonstrably false and face no consequences, while Andrew Bostom and countless others were exiled from public discourse because they said things that were true, but ran counter to the state’s narrative.

Fortunately, in large part because of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, we now know how this happened.

“Government, academia, and an oligopoly of would-be corporate competitors organized quickly behind a secret, unified effort to control political messaging,” Taibbi writes.

All of it was designed to control information. And in doing so, the state—which actually attempted to create a “Disinformation Governance Board,” which critics promptly dubbed a Ministry of Truth—created an environment hostile to free speech and truth.

Ironically, despite the egregious abuse delivered upon the truth over the last three years in the name of fighting “misinformation,” polls show roughly half of Americans believe social media companies should be censoring such material from their sites. Few seem to realize this will almost certainly involve those with influence and power—especially the government—deciding who and what are censored.

This is a recipe for disaster. History shows there’s no greater purveyor of falsehood and propaganda than the government itself. The Twitter Files are a reminder of that.


Jon Miltimore

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The Shaking of the International Political System

“See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” — Hebrews 12:25-27 KJV

The writer of Proverbs stated: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV.

Anyone who has followed politics for very long will testify that the six characteristics listed in this proverb provide a perfect description of politics, and MOST politicians. I call them the “Six Pillars of Politics”. Without their presence in the system, it would cease to exist.

St. Paul, who wrote nearly two thirds of the  New Testament, wrote this to Timothy: “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:9-10 KJV

Inherent in the very nature of politics is its tendency to surround those who participate in it, with an “atmosphere of greed”; that greed can be for money and fame, or power and control. In either case it reveals itself in those who allow that foul system to shape, determine, and eventually expose, their true nature, whether good or evil. If good, that nature will not soon remain, as the working of greed will change it into something sinister and corrupt.

And corruption in politics is NOT an American phenomenon, it can be found in every political system in every nation on earth.

The First Politician

The words in Proverbs chapter six, above, appear to be a perfect description of the spiritual creature we know as Satan. He was so proud that he imagined himself to be equal with God, he was a chronic liar (Jesus called him the father of all lies), he has been responsible for shedding the blood of hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of humans (only God knows the true number), through the hands of his human minions who allow him to use their physical bodies on this earth, his heart devised the wicked imagination that he could war against and defeat God, he is said to be roaming the earth, looking for anyone whom he may devour. He is called ‘the accuser of the brethren’, and he definitely works hard to create divisions among the Church. Satan is THE quintessential politician.

Even though God had clearly spelled out His rules for their behavior to Adam and Eve, and also made clear the penalty for breaking them, they allowed themselves to fall victim to a politician, even though they had the TRUTH, straight from the mouth of God.

Satan cleverly used a serpent to be his ‘mouthpiece’ when approaching Eve regarding whether or not God had spoken truth to her and Adam. He used lies, questioning the very word of God in his effort to deceive her and gain the control and authority man had been given. His trickery and lies worked and, through lies anddeception, Satan established his kingdom on earth, becoming the first politician, thus making him the first known liar in history and the ‘pattern’ for all politicians in the future.

If you question whether all politicians are liars, do your own research, as I did, to determine what is the true definition of politics. If you can find any good in the corruption of politics, please let me know.

Political Effect on the Nations

I would estimate that the majority population of every ‘developed nation’ has some knowledge of the ‘political system’ that governs their nations. Whether a ‘democracy’, a ‘theocracy’, a dictatorship or empire, you can be sure that it was established by political means, using lies and deception and possibly physical force, and is constantly being re-enforced by the same political means.

Throughout history, nations have been destroyed and millions of lives have been forfeit through the actions of one, or a few, politicians. Every war ever fought has been the result of politics, and most, if not all, were planned events, meant to enrich those who became extremely wealthy by providing the means of war: guns, ammunition, artillery, tanks, ships and aircraft along with the fuel needed to run them, as well as the food and medicines needed when soldiers are wounded. The ‘global war-mongers’ always come out on top while the nations, wherein the wars are fought, lose EVERY TIME.

The involvement of politicians from many western nations in the corruption of Ukraine is evidence of this.

The Politics of the Russia/Ukraine War

From the White House to the US Congress and federal bureaucracies, to the Governors mansions of many states, they ALL seem to desire their own gain of wealth over that of the people who vote for them and pay their bloated salaries.

The recent news item that major American oil producers, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron and Halliburton are meeting with Ukrainian officials, with the desired result being the oil companies will be allowed to take over control of Ukraine’s oil production offers solid proof of the statement above. This will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit flowing into the coffers of these giant oil corporations. This is a perfect example of the political power of major corporations, and how they use that power for profit.

When the fiasco in Ukraine is over, there will have been millions of lives negatively affected and many totally destroyed, while the same group of global “war apparatus providers” will rush in to “help the nations recover” from the bloodbath they mostly started and underwrote. This is one of the many effects that politics has always had and will continue to have until it is no longer present on this planet.

Politics, regardless of what it might have been when this nation actually had some ethics and morals in government (many, many years ago), has become merely a system whereby evil people do their evil and then hide behind the dark curtains of the legalese jargon and mumbo-jumbo their ‘attorneys’ spout that keeps challenges against  their evil tied up in courts for months, perhaps even years. The dark curtains are built into, and are an integral part of, the party structure and platforms, and the marketing of the candidates they run for office in either party. They were created solely for that purpose.

God LOVES justice and set it into the heart of our Founders to form a constitutional republic based on laws, on rights, with justice, providing liberty for all, but the politicians use of the nation’s “justice system”, even though legal (based strictly on man’s law), points to the foulness of those who use it in a way that would have our Founders doing flip-flops in their graves.

The underhanded strategies, machinations and deceitful stratagems that are so deeply imbedded in the foul practice of politics are not “one-sided”, meaning they are not used by only one political party. They are mostly the same for any and all political parties and they were designed to do one thing: win at any cost, no matter who might be harmed.

The Republicans love to tout their moral high ground, their conservativeness, you might say their ‘righteousness’, in their political processes, but they are no different from the Democrats, Independents or any other political party. All the political parties in the world exist to enrich themselves by engaging in illegal, immoral and unjust behavior, by controlling the money that is extracted from the citizens of the nations through unlawful taxation, as well as through the massive ‘private’ donations they receive from their controllers.

And just as a reminder, there are far more ‘hidden’ politicians, those who sit in the boardrooms and offices of multinational corporations and the major banks of the world, who use underhanded, devious political strategies and devices to achieve their goals, than there are those who sit in parliaments, congresses and other institutes of governance in the nations. These are the REAL politicians, the ones who, by their possession and use of their huge monetary holdings, have the REAL power and control over the nations.

When God starts the shaking, the fall of these politicians and their part of the whole system will be worldwide and earth-shaking in its magnitude.

The End of Politics

I will make a simple statement, which I personally believe to be true, and which is plainly supported by the Bible: “The earth, the skies, the sun, moon and stars were all created by God and all these plainly reveal the creator”.

I know there is a group of people who will refuse to ever believe that, preferring to accept the widely held view (among atheists) that some ‘big bang’ occurred some unknown hundreds of millions of years ago and eventually, somehow, produced everything we see. To their explanation  of our presence on this planet I say: Hogwash.”

God will always have the final say about everything that humans will ever believe, think, say or criticize. He has tolerated man’s increasing rebellion, disobedience and apostasy far longer that I would have believed possible. Even if man fails to recognize the eternal fact that God WILL have the final say, that failure to recognize it will NOT change it: God has the final say……period. In His perfect time, he will step in and make the decision to end, for all time, the corrupt and destructive international political system.

To reiterate the Bible’s statement regarding the six things that God hates, A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren”, I am, and long have been, highly expectant that a totally righteous God will NOT tolerate these continued “pillars of politics” much longer.

God is perfect in all His ways and those ways are much higher that any human ways. His timing is also perfect and, when HIS time is right, He will do as He has promised and He WILL shake the foundations of international politics and that corrupt system WILL cease to exist.

I do not question just HOW God  will ‘shake the things that can be shaken’; being God, He always does what is right and in the right way. We who study end-times Bible prophecy realize just how close we are to the end of the Church age, a time when major world-wide changes are going to take place. The arrival or the advent of the Antichrist will certainly have major impacts on all political systems that are currently governing nations. That event will most definitely be a part of God’s shaking.

He has set aside a seven year period, called the Tribulation Period, Daniel’s 70th week, and that period of time has several definite purposes. One is to judge the world and his plans for judgement are already set. That seven years will be a time of GREAT shaking on the entire earth and its inhabitants. Anything that cannot be redeemed out of the shaking, will be destroyed. Another definite purpose of that time is to deal with God’s chosen earthly people, the Jews. Their previous rejection of Jesus Christ as their Messiah has set them on a collision course with God and the majority of them will not survive that collision.

Also, as the Antichrist will represent the evil and unrighteousness of all the previous empires on earth, all of which were politically controlled, God will deal with that ugly, corrupt system with finality.

Nothing sinful or unrighteous will be allowed to continue into the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. As a popular rock star famously wrote, “Gonna be a whole lot of shaking going on”, and the result will NOT be pleasant for those who experience it.


For way too long, Satan has had his way with the human race, at least those who are not believers and do not allow Christ to govern their lives. Satan’s evil system of politics, a system that has NEVER produced any positive results on earth, has been used to gain control over individuals and nations and has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions, if not billions of people, from the time of Adam right up to the present day.

God, who lives outside of time, established a pattern of time in the creation account detailed in Genesis 1-2. One day is the same as 1000 years to God. Based on the pattern established, God gave man a “six day lease” on this earth, six days, or 6,000 years to prove his ability to govern himself using the authority given to him by God. History readily proves that all efforts at self-government for the past nearly 6,000 years have been a complete failure.

God certainly knew that man’s efforts would fail, so why did He not just add a few years out of a sense of pity for man? Because God knew that, without Jesus Christ being in complete control, man would not be able to successfully govern himself even if he were given a million years, and therein is proven God’s mercy for man. He will stop the time clock on the exact day man’s lease is up and install the only man capable of governing the entirety of mankind: King Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God.

Be watchful for the shaking that is even now starting. It may seem to start slowly, but when it reaches its crescendo, the entire system will collapse in a moment. I say, bravo! Let the shaking begin. The earth has been groaning for the arrival of God’s shaking for thousands of years and will, along with all mankind, rejoice to see that wonderful day!


©2023 Bud Hancock. All rights reserved.

A LETTER OF THANKS ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN TO: Israel’s Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel

MK גילה גמליאל – Gila Gamliel
Minister of Intelligence of the State of Israel
3 Kaplan Street, Jerusalem, 9195017

Dear Minister Gamliel,

On behalf of the people of Iran, we are very grateful and heartened at the recent historic invitation of His Imperial Highness Crown Prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, and his beautiful Queen, Yasemin Pahlavi, along with your magnificent hospitality. We look forward to reciprocating in the near future, I especially would like to thank you for accompanying the Prince throughout this event and making sure he is safe. This was indeed a very courageous move that has been much needed, but lacking among the leaders of the free world. We are so grateful for your gracious reception of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. Wishing for this visit to pave the way for a new chapter of collaboration and mutual respect between the State of Iran and Israel.

We stand with you in calling the Islamic regime truly what it is: a criminal regime, a violator of basic human rights, a regime sponsor of terrorism, and a threat to world peace.

Ali Khamenei is a well-known supporter of worldwide terrorism. Not only do they remain a clear and viable threat to the existence of Israel with their continuous call for the nuclear annihilation of that sovereign nation, but their brutal regime has thoroughly dehumanized the Iranian people, who, for many years now, have yearned to be liberated from these men’s tyrannical and bloodthirsty rule over their lives.

We applaud your efforts and are very hopeful that other nations would follow suit!


Amil Imani

©2023 Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

Voices of Freedom are Silent No More: A Tale of Courage, Hope, and Defiance in Iran

Maryam stepped into the bustling newsroom of her new job, her heart racing with excitement. She had always dreamed of becoming a journalist, of using her words to make a difference in the world. As she settled in at her desk, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of nervous anticipation.

“Welcome to the team, Maryam!” said her new colleague, Sarah. “We’re so excited to have you here. What kind of stories do you want to cover?”

“I want to report on the struggles of Iranian citizens who are fighting for their rights and freedoms,” Maryam replied. “I want to expose the truth and make a difference.”

As Maryam worked on her first assignment, she came across a young student activist named Ali. They struck up a conversation, and Ali shared his story of being arrested and tortured by the regime for peacefully protesting.

“I’m so sorry that happened to you,” Maryam said, her voice filled with compassion. “No one should have to suffer like that.”

“It’s okay,” Ali replied, his eyes shining with determination. “I’m not going to stop fighting for what’s right. And neither should you.”

Maryam was moved by Ali’s bravery and his passion for justice. She knew that she had found a kindred spirit in him.

As she continued to investigate, Maryam came across more and more evidence of government corruption and human rights violations. But the more she uncovered, the more resistance she faced from the Iranian regime.

One day, as she was working late at the office, Maryam received a surprise visitor – Abbas, a former soldier who had fought for his country but had lost faith in its leaders.

“Hello, Maryam,” Abbas said, his voice heavy with emotion. “I heard you’ve been investigating corruption in the government. I have a story to tell you.”

Maryam looked up, surprised. She had heard of Abbas before – he was a well-known figure in Iran, having spoken out against the government in the past. She had always admired his courage, but she had never expected to meet him in person.

As they sat down to talk, Abbas shared his own experiences of being disillusioned by the government and how he had fought for a cause that he now realized was unjust.

“I thought I was fighting for my country,” Abbas said, his voice shaking with anger. “But all I was doing was propping up a corrupt regime.”

Maryam listened intently, her heart breaking for Abbas and all those who had suffered under the oppressive regime. She knew that she had to do something to help.

“Abbas, thank you for sharing your story with me,” she said, placing a hand on his arm. “We can work together to expose the truth and make a difference.”

From that day on, Maryam, Ali, and Abbas became a team. They worked tirelessly to uncover the truth and bring justice to those who had been oppressed. As they delved deeper into their investigation, they faced increasing pressure from the regime to suppress their findings.

But they refused to back down. They knew that the road ahead would be difficult, but they were determined to fight for freedom and humanity, no matter the cost.

“This isn’t just about us,” Ali said, his eyes blazing with passion. “It’s about all the people who have been silenced, who have been oppressed. We have to keep fighting for them.”

Abbas nodded in agreement. He took a deep breath as he said, “I was a soldier, Maryam. I fought for my country, but I lost faith in its leaders.”

Maryam nodded, listening intently. “What happened?” she asked.

“I realized that the cause I was fighting for was unjust,” Abbas replied. “We were sent to kill innocent people, people who had done nothing wrong. I couldn’t take it anymore. I deserted and went into hiding.”

Abbas continued with a distant look in his eyes, “But I do have hope for my people and we can make a difference if we stand together.”

Maryam smiled, feeling a sense of hope wash over her. She knew that they were up against a powerful foe, but she also knew that they had something that the regime could never take away – their belief in the power of the people of Iran.

Maryam could also see the pain in Abbas’s eyes. She knew that freedom came at a great cost, and sometimes it was at the price of one’s humanity. “Thank you for sharing your story with me, Abbas,” she said softly.

Ali had been listening in silence, his eyes never leaving Maryam’s face. “I know what you mean, Abbas,” he said finally. “I’ve been fighting for democracy and human rights in Iran since I was a teenager. I’ve been arrested, tortured, and thrown in jail, all because I believe in a better future for my country.”

Maryam looked at Ali with admiration. “You’re so brave, Ali. It’s people like you who inspire me to do what I do.”

Ali smiled, “It’s people like you, Maryam, who give us hope. Your words and stories are a powerful weapon against the oppressors.”

Suddenly, a group of men in plain clothes approached them, their eyes full of malice. “You three, come with us,” one of them barked.

Maryam’s heart raced as she recognized them as members of the regime’s secret police. “What’s going on?” she asked, her voice trembling.

“You’re under arrest for spreading lies and propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” the man said, his voice cold.

Abbas stood up, his fists clenched. “You can’t do this!” he shouted.

The man sneered, “We can do whatever we want. You should have thought twice before speaking against our beloved leader.”

As the three of them were being dragged away, Maryam couldn’t help but think about the risk she was taking for the truth. But she knew that their fight for freedom and humanity was far from over.

©2023 Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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Propaganda, Censorship and Mind Control, How lucky, We Have it all!

LISTEN TO: Propaganda Censorship and Mind Control Equal Totalitarianism

Resistance is futile. That is what the Globalists want you to believe. So they have designed a perfect world where you will own nothing and be happy.  What will this world look like? Let’s see…You won’t have to worry about fuel because you won’t need a car since everything will be within a 15 minute walk. Just think of how fit you will be walking in 95 degree heat, or a sudden thunderstorm or blizzard. Of course you could always ride a bike…

Don’t worry about food. You will have a choice of 3 plant based food entrees (we must save the planet) and it will be delivered promptly after work promptly at 6.  You won’t have to worry about a wardrobe since we all will wear the same uniform. We are equitable.

Speaking about being equitable, single family houses (SFR) are now outlawed. All current SFR will be taken by the government as required by  HUD directed by Executive Order 123456.  If you own a SFR you may continue to live there but we will divide your sq. ft. by 700sq ft. That will tell you how many families will be living in the building as well. According to Agenda 21 every family of 4 has 700 sq. ft. living space.

Promptly at 5:00 PM your Covid booster will be delivered for you to administer. At 5:10 you will place your right arm on the scanner to check your arm chip.  You will then be told via your phone where you can go and shop tomorrow depending on your social credit score.

Your Responsibilities: You will be in charge taking care of all the needs of the families living with you. All means all with no age limits. If the families are happy and we get no complaints for a year, we will issue you 500 additional social credits to your score.    If the family is not happy with anything or anyone you provide, you will be debited 10,000 credits or equivalent work and your travel/vaccine passport will be revoked for a month. Your devices will be turned off for 6 hours during the day. You will meditate and learn the world message of the day.

Family’s Responsibility:  To turn in daily report on living conditions.

If you do not live in an SFR, you will now be moved to the high rise. All of your needs will be provided in the stores below your living space. Your employment will be located on floors 6-16. Your menu card will be delivered the day before and is to be filled out and returned by dinner promptly at 6. You will have a choice of 3 plant based food entrees (we must save the planet). You can wash clothes on Saturday between 8-10 AM.  You will be allotted 50 liters of water daily for each member in your living space. Your entertainment for anything you want (no age limit)will be provided promptly at 7PM.  If we get no complaints for a year, we will issue you 500 additional social credits to your score.    If there are issues with anything or anyone, you will be debited 10,000 credits or equivalent work and your travel/vaccine passport will be revoked for a month. Your devices will be turned off for 6 hours during the day. You will meditate and learn the world message of the day.

Think this can’t happen. Think again. It has happened before as the NAZI’s swept Europe.  The scientists and doctors Mengele colluded with the government Nazis.  The businessmen followed the money and supplies.

NAZI’s  did not have a race they could demonize so they choose the Jews. Jews were forced to wear big yellow stars so they could be identified. IBM was responsible for the numbering and keeping data designed to track all activity while experiments were preformed at will.  Jews and gypsies, Christians from Hungary and Poland were no longer people. They were just numbers to bodies ripe for experimentation by Mengele’s staff. 450,000 were murdered. Fauci and his experiment cause the death of 1.1million. I see no difference. .

Joseph Kennedy (D) sold the guns to the NAZI Regime.

Prescott Bush (Grandpa to the Bush Cartel, (R))  had his company create the odorless gas used in the gas chambers.

Goebbels, MSM of his day, was the head propagandist and was responsible to get the NAZI ideology spread to everyone all the time on all products. Goebbels never stopped with the Nazi message. With enough propaganda the people believed the lies and turned against their neighbors. Soros helped the Nazi:s find the Hungarian Jews. Soros said he liked playing G-d.

Hitler was elected to office because the people were told lies. Just like today, their media was run by the Nazi Party. Everything was controlled by the Nazi Party just like the UNIParty DNC/RINOS in America.  Bernhard Rust handled education which he turned into a centralized Department with all schools joining in the training of Hitler’s youth.  The Unions managed for the Regime   Students pledged to their leader Adolph Hitler, a totalitarian. Everything was totally controlled by Hitler where you will have nothing and be happy. William Gates Sr. helped control the American population by helping to create Planned Parenthood. Extermination= murder= abortion,

The Nazis were missing the technology. Not to worry .The technology has been developed. AI is real. Chat GBT hates people and has no trouble  disposing of those pesky useless eaters.  The 15 minute city is being tested in Sweden where 1/3 of farming has been outlawed. Enjoy your bugs.

Yes this is very real. Many of the things I took from Agenda 21 are being  implemented. The goal of totalitarianism is to control EVERYTHING, all means of production and distribution.  All aspect of human activity. Totalitarian means the dictator will own everything and they will not stop until they get everything.  Dictators don’t care about you only themselves. They think they have the right to control your life. They are only richer because they have been stealing. They are not smarter they are the results of affirmative action. They are evil and lie about everything. Correct them and tell the truth.

Their tools to destroy us are propaganda, censorship and mind control. So far they have been pretty successful. But now you know what to look for. Never trust them. The ends justify the means.  Correct them; tell the truth

Join Clare Lopez, defendourborder.org,  and myself as we dissect some of the lies and offer solutions. The solution is local.

Remember: Everything is connected. Nothing is random, Everyone follows the same plan. ALL PLANS ARE BASED ON LIES. Globalists must control opposition, Bye Bongino and Carlson. Globalists must take away our voice.

Globalists only care about MONEY, POWER and CONTROL.

©2023 Karen Schoen, Prism of America’s Education. All rights reserved.


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America’s French Revolution – The Totalitarian Take-Over of America

OPEN LETTER TO: The Honorable Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (District 24, TX)

Honorable Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne
1725 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20515-4324

Dear Congresswoman Van Duyne,

I am writing to you, to express my deep appreciation for your continued service to your constituents, representing North Texas, District 24. I am also grateful for serving this great nation at this crucial time.

You, Congresswomen Van Duyne, started your public service as far back as a decade ago when you worked tirelessly for building a children’s park — to help the community’s children spend their vital energy in building strong bodies so that they can better shoulder the future demands that await them. Playing and exercising in a public park also minimizes the opportunity for children and youth to engage in destructive and even criminal activities.

Next, you ran for City Council and later served with distinction as mayor of Irvin. And when the call came from President Trump’s administration, you, characteristically, offered your much-valued services.

When Texas and the nation needed you in Washington, D.C., you once again answered the summons for service in the United States Congress where you are a resonant voice for principled conservatism that has made this country the standard bearer for democracy and freedom.

Congresswoman Van Duyne, I sincerely applaud your tasking and courageous decision and offer you my support. You have already proven your commitment to making America great again.

May God bless you, your family, your district in Texas, and the United States of America.


Amil Imani

©2023 Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

An open secret: Social contagion is driving the astronomic rise in teen gender dysphoria

And adults are not immune either.

Social contagion is at least partially responsible for the upsurge in gender dysphoria in the past three decades, but this is vehemently denied by most social institutions charged with the safeguarding of children and young people, including governments, universities and schools, human rights commissions, legal institutions, and sporting bodies.

The misguided adherence to a scientifically bankrupt gender ideology has had, as yet unfathomed negative impacts on young people, their families, and the wider society. The reason that this phenomenon is never debated is that it would detonate and topple the edifice of gender ideology.

The prevailing view regarding this unprecedented upsurge is that the social and cultural milieu into which the current generation of children and adolescents has been born has permitted disinhibition of expression of their transgendered identity in the same way that left-handedness and homosexuality were permitted freer expression in previous decades, hence leading to increased numbers of those “coming out.”

This explanation is unsatisfactory and alternate explanations for this 21st century phenomenon of gender dysphoria and transgenderism must be canvassed. Social contagion is the prime candidate.

What is social contagion?

The term “psychic epidemic”, now called social contagion, describes the “spread of phenomena (e.g., behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes) across network ties.” Members of a network play different roles in the dissemination of innovations. A small number will adopt early (i.e., early adopters). Some of these will become opinion leaders who are central to the network, who contaminate their “peers” who in turn will influence others at different levels of the network. Networks with high centrality are the most effective in disseminating information or innovation.

Other characteristics of networks include cohesion (number of connections within a network) and shape (distribution of ties within the network).  A key example with respect to this discussion are the gender affirming organizations that have achieved remarkable success in a short time in changing health care, educational practices, and legislation related to transgender declaring young people.

With the arrival of Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there would be an “infodemic” of misinformation spawned by social contagion. This did in fact occur, but those false beliefs did not take centre stage and sweep all science before it in the manner of transgender ideology because it was contained by responsible social and governmental bodies.

Not so for gender dysphoria.

What are the mechanisms of social transmission?

Social contagion in several adolescent behaviours (e.g., mood and emotion, eating disorders, drug use, self-harm, and suicide) has been well established empirically. For example, Madelyn Gould  concluded that… the existence of suicide contagion no longer needs to be questioned. We should refocus our research efforts on identifying which particular story components promote contagion under which circumstances and which components are useful for preventive programming.

Four mechanisms that may be involved in the social contagion of these behaviours and gender dysphoria are:

  1. Peer contagionPeer contagion is a process of reciprocal influence to engage in behaviours occurring in a peer dyad/group.  By middle childhood, gender is the most important factor in the formation of peer associations, highlighting the significance of gender as the organizing principle of the norms and values associated with gender identity.
  2. Deviancy training as a mechanism of social contagion: A process whereby deviant attitudes and behaviours are rewarded by the peer group. Young people are particularly vulnerable to peer contagion if they have experienced peer rejection, hostility, and/or social isolation from the peer group.
  3. Co-rumination as a form of social contagion: A process of repetitive discussion, rehearsal, and speculation about a problematic issue within the peer dyad or peer group that underlies peer influence. It is more common among adolescent girls. Being in a friendship that engages in perseverative discussions on deviant topics has been associated with increased problem behaviour over the course of adolescence.
  4. Social media: Nathan and Kristina have argued that: “…[u]nlike the broadcasts of traditional media, which are passively consumed, social media depends on users to deliberately propagate the information they receive to their social contacts. This process can amplify the spread of information in a social network.”

Targeted marketing campaigns on and offline generate additional influence. Peer influence and homophily (intrinsic peer similarity) are major factors influencing the behaviour of those embedded in social networks. Peer influence is more likely to trigger positive, self-reinforcing feedback loops, where the imitation of the target individual’s behaviour by peers enhances that behaviour in the target individual so that s/he does more of the behaviour which becomes more extreme over time, creating a social multiplier effect.

This effect also occurs in online communities which is enhanced by introducing certain features into the market design of products, such as, in this case, puberty blockade, cross sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgery, and identifying the influential and susceptible users.

Online activity enables, enhances, or triggers potential risks of “copycat” behaviours such as self-harm, suicide, and eating disorders through the normalization of pathological behaviours, or vicarious and social reinforcement of these behaviours.

Is gender dysphoria socially contagious?

Given the strong evidence of social contagion in suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, and emotion/mood, especially among adolescents, the role of social contagion in gender dysphoria demands urgent attention. There are already strong indicators in the affirmative. For example, positively framed media reports of transgender issues result in increases in referrals of self-declaring transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and adolescents to specialist gender services.

If we examine the gender dysphoria epidemic in social network terms, we see several features operating. It is an open-system network with nodes and ties expanding across the oceans to the USA, UK, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand. Most countries are reporting sharp increases in the number of young people seeking services and treatment for gender dysphoria. Many are ramping up services and setting up new gender clinics to cope with demand, despite the recent closure of the Tavistock Gender Identity Service in the UK following the Cass review. This network is highly centralised with only one voice–unquestioning gender affirmation.

Opinion leaders of this position operating at the centre of these networks are very influential. The level of density in a network has two effects–firstly, it enhances the circulation of information between members and secondly, it blocks the introduction of dissenting ideas and evidence.

Peer contagion may be a relevant factor in the sharp increases in young people presenting with gender dysphoria. There are a number of mechanisms.

Low gender typicality, peer victimization, ingroups and the “trans lobby” *. Low gender typicality (i.e., perceived lack of fit within one’s binary gender) has a significant impact on social acceptance within one’s peer group. As children progress to adolescence, peer as opposed to parental acceptance becomes paramount. Peers therefore take over the role of gender socializing agents from parents. Adolescent peers tend to be critical of behaviours, dress, mannerisms, and attitudes that are not gender typical as a way of policing and reinforcing gender norms and respond with criticism, ridicule, exclusion and even intimidation of non-conformers.

Perhaps these groups of young people, searching for homophily (i.e., like peers) started to exaggerate their points of difference from their gender-conforming peers rather than to hide and minimize them to avoid being bullied and excluded. In so doing, they left the “outgroup” of nonconformers and formed an ingroup of extreme gender-nonconformers, transcending the gender barrier altogether and declaring themselves transgender. Suddenly, the discomfort and fear of not being gender typical becomes a virtue and rather than fearing the disapprobation of their peers, their open revolt in declaring themselves transgender is valorised by a politically powerful transactivist lobby.

Ingroups behave in stereotypical ways with respect to outgroups – they favour ingroup characteristics, assigning more positive attributes to its members and derogating outgroups in order to enhance the status of their ingroup.

It is not surprising, then, that members of the transgender ingroup exaggerate the characteristics of the “trans” gender they take on – becoming more “feminine” or “masculine” than heteronormative groups of cismen and ciswomen. Transactivist groups have proliferated and consolidated in a short time frame by exploiting the characteristics of ingroups and outgroups. For example, social projection (i.e., the belief that other members of the group are like oneself) has been a powerful integrating process that simultaneously creates protection for its own members and distance from outgroup members. Those disagreeing with the ideology of the trans lobby are labelled “transphobic” and publicly denounced.

Rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) and the role of social media: There has been a disproportionate increase in the number of female adolescents, and a change in the historically greater ratio of preschool boys compared with adolescent girls in earlier decades. Rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) figures from the Tavistock gender service in Britain 2019-2020 show a peak in presentations at 14-15 years, comprising mainly girls.

DSM 5 (2013) estimated prevalence at one in 10,000 males and 1 in 27,000 females. Now studies are frequently recording incidence of transgender young people at 1-2%. Current adolescent estimates are between 140 (males) and 350 (females) times higher than that for transgender adult males and females. Social forces must be at play to account for this unprecedented overall rise and increase in female prevalence in transgender declarations over the past decade. Pang et al. concluded that… increased media content (specifically via social media) might act as a … means of social contagion, whereby some individuals erroneously come to believe through exposure to such media that their nonspecific emotional or bodily distress is due to gender dysphoria and being transgender/gender diverse (p. 7).

Regret and detransition

Trangender proponents argue that social contagion is not at play because regret/detransition rates are low. However, Vandenbussche observed that the average time lag from transition to detransition was five years and that any study reporting on shorter time periods would underreport the true rates of detransition.

The 237 detransitioners in this study reported receiving no medical assistance with their medical detransition (e.g., how to safely stop cross-sex hormones) or with the complications arising from “gender-affirming” surgery. The majority reported lack of support and other negative experiences from their former treating medical and mental health professionals and from the LGBT+ community generally. The reason? They are bad publicity for transgender apologists.

A profiling study of 100 detransitioners reported that 70 percent were white female college graduates, 56 percent of whom reported experiencing pre-pubertal gender dysphoria. If gender dysphoria and gender transition are socially contagious, particularly among adolescent females, it would be expected that there would be a greater proportion of female detransitioners and this in fact the case. There was an average of four years between transition and detransition for the female participants.

Social contagion also affects doctors, professional bodies, legislators, courts, sporting bodies, educators, and parents

Social contagion is by no means limited to vulnerable, suggestible children and adolescents. Social contagion has been documented in medical practice, professional bodies, law and legislation, sport, education, universities, and politicians. We live in a “woke” society and have adopted a fearful herd mentality when it comes to speaking out against scientific fallacies like gender identity and the gender spectrum when personal loss is at stake.

Despite a lack of consensus internationally regarding safety, ethics, and benefit of the global trend to prescribe puberty blockade to increasingly younger patients, prescription of GnRHa has steadily risen over the past decade on the unfounded assumption that placing puberty on hold affords time for children to “decide” their “true identity,” while reducing suicide risk, although recent evidence confirms that puberty blockade conveys no benefit in reducing suicide and puberty blockade actually derails the normal developmental trajectory.

Many professional bodies that should be thought leaders appear less concerned about scientifically verifying their stances regarding the transgendering of young people and more concerned about falling foul of the dominant political stance of gender affirmation since they rely in a circular manner on a small oeuvre of flawed transgender affirming “research” that is underpinned by the essentialist notion propagated by trans ideologues that gender, not sex, is primary.

According to DSM 5 (APA, 2013), 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. However, the American Psychological Association (APA, 2015) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) (2023) ignore the evidence in favour of appeasing an increasingly strident trans lobby.

Legal protections for children have been progressively eroded internationally, with the courts withdrawing from their gate-keeping roles and legislators being persuaded to mandate treatment of “transgender” children using only gender affirmation pathways. They have also been successful in lowering the age at which young people can access sex re-assignment surgery without parental consent. Some courts have ruled that “a mature minor” is capable of giving consent to transgendering medical procedures.

Bills have also been passed allowing transgender people to change their birth certificates without undergoing sex-reassignment surgery. Under the legislation a person can self-nominate their sex and list as male, female or any other gender diverse or non-binary descriptor of their choice. Children can alter the sex on their birth certificate with parental support and a statement from a doctor or registered psychologist saying the decision is in the best interests of the child.

Medical, legal, and human rights organisations have been acting synchronously (i.e., contagiously) to produce their position statements, denying the science of biological sex, and abrogating their duty of care to young people. The Australian Human Rights’ Commission has provided guidelines about sports participation that clearly disadvantage natal females, and which may well have a profound effect on female participation in sport.

Education curricula internationally are introducing elementary school children to concepts like the gender fairy, the gender unicorn, the rainbow spectrum, and the freedom to choose their gender. These biologically incorrect precepts are instilled unchallenged in vulnerable, receptive audiences, a clear demonstration that educationists have succumbed to social contagion to adopt these policies. School principals have discretion to socially transition children at school without their parents’ knowledge or permission, undermining parental authority and setting a dangerous precedent allowing children to make decisions about their wellbeing for which they are not prepared.

In Bostock vs Clayton County (2020), the US Supreme Court held that an employer who terminates an individual’s employment merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII (p. 4–33). “Transgender” became a legally protected category for employment purposes. By analogy, this ruling implies that schools should treat trans students in a similar manner.

There are now strict policies within the police and media that there will be no reporting in the press or digital media of youth suicide. The reason: publication of the details of a suicide spawns copycat suicides in the same age groups of young people. So, there is no mention in the media of these tragic events. We are very aware as a society of the potential for social contagion in all our behaviours and the best way to stop the contagion is to remove social exposure.

When it comes to transgendering children and young people, it appears that we are unable to learn from history. As Ryan T. Anderson (2018) concluded:

The [transgender] movement has to keep patching and shoring up its beliefs, policing the faithful, coercing the heretics, and punishing apostates, because as soon as its furious efforts flag for a moment or someone successfully stands up to it, the whole charade is exposed. That’s what happens when your dogmas are so contrary to obvious, basic, everyday truths. A transgender future is not the “right side of history,” yet activists have convinced the most powerful sectors of our society to acquiesce to their demands. While the claims they make are manifestly false, it will take real work to prevent the spread of these harmful ideas.

Fortunately, and belatedly, social contagion can serve a positive function in this debate. A class action of 1000 families treated by the Gender Identity Disorder Service at the Tavistock Clinic in London has just been announced. This will be the first of many class actions against gender clinics as the long-term devastation wreaked by the worst medical experiment in history unfolds.


Dianna Kenny

I use this shorthand term to describe the multitude of organizations that have policies and practices associated with unquestioning gender affirmation


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Corrupt Congress Critter Chronicles

There’s been no shortage of news lately about lawmakers in Washington taking ethical short-cuts and bordering on corruption.  We start with the usual, and end with the unusual.

There’s always a steady stream of stories about congressional representatives using campaign cash for personal purposes or to benefit their family and friends:

  • Democrat Maxine Waters paid her daughter another $200,000 in campaign funds for advertising services in the 2022 election cycle, bringing the total to over $1.2 million in the last 20 years.
  • Four House Democrats – including Squad members AOC and Cori Bush – face ethics questions for accepting impermissible gifts, improper solicitation of campaign funds, and spending campaign donations for personal use.  Bush and Squad member Ilhan Omar funneled campaign cash to men they later married.
  • Democrat Barbara Lee spent $20,000 in campaign funds on chauffeured cars and limousines.
  • Texas Democrat Vicente Gonzalez has paid his own company $33,000 in campaign cash for office rent since 2018.

Another familiar unethical practice on Capitol Hill is using public resources for campaign purposes. Ilhan Omar and North Carolina Democrat Jeff Jackson have been using their TikTok accounts for both campaign and official activities

The recurring problem of lawmakers skirting residency requirements came up again, recently.  Adam Schiff represents California in the House, is running for U.S. Senate from California, and votes in California.  But he has listed his home in Maryland as his “primary residence” several times.

Then there are the usual conflicts of interest, corruption, and revolving door stories involving Congress:

  • New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and his wife are being investigated for allegations they trade impermissible gifts and services for political favors.
  • Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego is married to a lobbyist for the National Association of Realtors who explicitly “targets House Democrats” on housing issues.
  • New York Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney gave a taxpayer-funded job to a family friend who is working full-time elsewhere.
  • Indiana Republican Trey Hollingsworth who works on banking regulation publicly thanked Bank of America’s CEO for hiring his top aide.

It’s also distressingly common for some politicians to monetize their office – to cash in.  Raphael Warnock excels at that, making half a million dollars in book deals, outside employment, and speaking fees in 2021 after joining the Senate.  He voted for a COVID relief bill that sent $75,000 in taxpayer funds to a social justice group he created that is run by the church that still pays him outside income as lead pastor.

Now for the unusual:  Gigi Sohn, who ultimately withdrew her nomination for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission, made 12 political contributions to senators running for office while her nomination was pending.  When asked if she thought this was poor judgment, she said “no”. A watchdog group sent a letter to the senators who received her donations stating, “Ms. Sohn’s donations to your campaigns and your acceptance of her contributions during the pendency of her confirmation have irrevocably corrupted the decision-making process and made an objective vote on her confirmation impossible.”

Pretty brazen.  Ms. Sohn may not be troubled by what she did, but it troubles me and it should trouble you.

©2023 Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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VIDEO: Our vision for the future of the Netherlands – Thierry Baudet

Dutch opposition politician Thierry Baudet made a video, below, in which he presents his dream for my country, the Netherlands. He is a man with a vision.

Because he doesn’t understand the threat of Islam and has several weird ideas about your country, the U.S., I will not vote for him, but stay loyal to the Party for Freedom, led by Geert Wilders.

My hope is that one day Geert Wilders and Thierry Baudet unite their forces and lead my country out of the misery that it’s in now.

WATCH: Our vision for the future of the Netherlands – Thierry Baudet

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My Forty-Fifth Anniversary Living in the Blessed Land, America

December 2022 was my 45th anniversary since I made it to this blessed land, America. A land that I fell in love with.  Like many of my fellow Iranian compatriots, I never imagined extending my stay in the U.S. beyond 4 years at the university. Let me remind you that Iranians are not beggars. We don’t ask for charity. We are extremely proud people. Most of us never expect anything from the host country or demand any special privileges. Most of us have assimilated nicely. A major reason for the Iranian assimilation and success in the U.S. is the U.S. itself which provides an ambiance conducive to self-advancement, be it in science, business, or any other field of endeavor. Another reason is that Iranians inherently share and cherish the same values that America’s founding fathers enshrined in this nation’s charter of life.

Although the Islamic Revolution forced the removal of the Shah of Iran and the war with Iraq was imposed on our motherland, I was still determined to go back home. What deterred me from returning was my family.

Mother kept telling me that this is not the same Iran you left. This is a different Iran. She also warned me if I went back, the Islamic regime would immediately recruit me and send me to the front lines – the same war zone that took the lives of many of my high school friends. It was a terrifying feeling. The adrenalin was rushing through my veins and fighting an enemy was all I could think of. I said, Mom, my friends lost their lives to defend their country. I find it my duty to come home and do the same. Please say no more. To no avail, she kept begging me not to come back and wait until the war ended. She continued, Khomeini’s regime doesn’t care about Iran or the lives of Iranians. In fact, he despises Iran. She convinced me that I could do more for Iran in a free US than in a war zone where I would most likely not survive. I listened to her motherly advice and stayed while continuing with my higher education.

Fast Forward

Forty-four years have passed and the Islamic Republic is still doing what it did forty-four years ago. Iran has been under the rule of Islam since 1979. The Iranian people have attempted numerous times to end the rule of the backward Islamic regime, but each time they were faced with the ruthless regime’s apparatus, and many of them were slaughtered while the world watched and did nothing.

In four decades of its existence, the Islamic Republic has managed, notably, to produce more hunger, anger, frustration, prostitution at a record pace, drug addiction beyond control, child executions without any regard for international human rights, and much more. There are many reports regarding cases of child sexual abuse and molestation reaching epidemic proportions.

Prosecution and imprisonment of the innocent and the systematic and illegal abuse of detainees and hundreds of gruesome acts of torture and rape in the prisons have skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the United Nations did not even blink while European countries continued to expand their businesses with the Islamic regime.

On Sep 16, 2022, Mahsa Jina Amini a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish girl was taken into custody and killed by “morality” police for her “unacceptable” hijab.”  This was a spark that lead to massive nationwide protests across Iran. Iran’s protests may well be the first time in history that women have been both the spark and engine for an attempted counter-revolution.  Anne O’Donnell, a Russia historian at New York University, said: Iran’s protests have been unique because, she said, “this is not just an upheaval involving women, it is an upheaval about women and women’s freedom, and that makes it very special.”

Although Mahsa Amini’s death sparked massive and widespread protests. These protests did not transpire spontaneously. They are a symptom of deep-seated and festering dissent. The list of grievances is sorely long.

The current movement – led and inspired by women – has united Iranians across generations, in what is shaping up to be the biggest threat the regime has faced to date. As for the international community, it is now a crucially important time to show support to the brave Iranian protesters. Simultaneously, they need to recognize and support Prince Reza Pahlavi as the only alternative who is able to secure the people’s confidence to establish calm, and peace during the transition.

Support for Pahlavi isn’t limited to Iranians living abroad. Videos published on social media show Iranians in cities, such as Tehran and Izeh in southwestern Iran, shouting slogans like “Pahlavi, you are our representative” and “Pahlavi is our choice, the leader of our revolution.”

The brave Iranian women not stopping, nor will they any time soon. They are taking to the streets to cut their hair and burn their hijabs, indicating to the Islamic government that they will not stand for this totalitarian regime anymore. Mullahs must pack and leave. It is a do-or-die scenario. Nothing less than a subversion of this regime and recapture of Iran will stop these warriors.

©2023 Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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Bloated Voter Rolls Make It Easy to Cheat in Elections

Here’s how election fraud is committed.  First, you bloat the voter rolls, like keeping dead people on them.  Next, you create a bunch of loose ballots floating around out there, like through universal mail-in balloting.  Then, bad actors get ahold of loose ballots and vote them in the name of people who won’t vote because, for example, they’re dead or moved out of state.  The last step is to match up illicitly cast ballots with registered voters in the election computer system to make it all look kosher, and you’re done.

Now do you understand why the Democrats ferociously resist cleaning the voter rolls at every turn, which is just common sense?  Bloated voter rolls make it easy for the Democrats to cheat.

But people who care about election integrity are starting to get a handle on things:

A lawsuit by a watchdog group forced Colorado to start cleaning up its voter rolls as required by the National Voter Registration Act.  The state settled a lawsuit by agreeing to report its progress in removing ineligible voters to the group for six years.  The number of ineligible voters removed per reporting period has already gone up.  The watchdog group has achieved similar results in other states.

Virginia elections officials discovered 19,000 dead people were left on the rolls, supposedly because of a computer coding error.  This will be corrected when the state’s new voter registration system is finished.  Meanwhile, local elections officials are being given the authority to remove dead people from the rolls on the basis of an obituary or family notification, instead of requiring an official death certificate.

Wisconsin Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to start examining 3.8 million voter registrations in the state that are believed to be voters who are deceased, inactive, noncitizens, felons, or declared incompetent.  The Governor is likely to veto the bill, but an override is a decent possibility.

A bill in the Texas Senate would suspend voters if they haven’t cast a ballot in more than two years. They’d be sent a notice and, if they fail to respond, they would be removed from the rolls after another two years.  The U.S. Supreme Court approved a similar Ohio law in 2018.

Iowa follows a similar process, but with a twist.  It moved half a million voters to inactive status after they didn’t vote in the election last fall.  They’ll still get to vote through 2026, but the state no longer waits for voters to miss two consecutive general elections before starting the process of potentially removing them from the rolls.

Count on citizen and legal groups to keep banging away on cleaning up the voter rolls until the problem is cut down to size.  Maine lost in court after it tried to restrict researchers from obtaining and using voter roll data to look for ineligible voters by comparing it to data from other states.  Maine’s law originally restricted access to voter data to certain entities like political parties, but was amended to frustrate the lawsuit with, among other things, the state line restriction.  The new restrictions were cooked up by Democrat lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists, and ERIC, a left-wing voter data nonprofit.  But the court blew them all away, ruling the new restrictions thwarted Congress’ intent to achieve transparency under the National Voter Registration Act.

A group in Michigan has figured out how to give access to Michigan voter data to approved citizen researchers working at home on their own computers.  Researchers can now see whether someone voted in past elections, uncover an impossible number of voters registered at the same address, and determine whether registrations belong to actual living persons at addresses of record.

Cleaning the voter rolls will be a never-ending process.  For example, hundreds of noncitizens are on the voter rolls in Maricopa County Arizona.  Some of them vote even though they are ineligible.  The problem stems from the federal Motor Voter law, which requires states to allow people to register to vote at their local motor vehicle bureau when getting a driver’s license.  Not an easy problem to solve, but the status quo is unacceptable, and people who care about election integrity will eventually get around to working on it.

©2023 Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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‘Deplatforming Works’: Left Learns Wrong Lesson from Week of Media Firings

Far-left Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) raised eyebrows — not to mention blood pressures — with her response to Tucker Carlson’s abrupt departure from Fox News. Her most offensive comment was not the mean-spirited joke, “couldn’t have happened to a better guy,” nor the possibly libelous claim that Carlson was “arguably responsible for driving some of the most amounts of death threats, violent threats, not just to my office but to plenty of people across the country,” but the political conclusion she drew, “deplatforming works, and it is important, and there you go.”

By “deplatforming,” Ocasio-Cortez means more than just someone losing a platform (in the abstract, modern sense of “platform” that includes all digital-age equivalents for mounting a literal platform to deliver a speech). For her and other leftists, “deplatforming” describes a particular form of censorship achieved by disallowing those who express undesirable views from using the media by which they reach their intended audience. She also seems to have in mind not only the act of removing someone from a platform, but the activism and pressure campaigns that lead to that result — in two words, cancel culture.

This is emphatically the wrong conclusion to draw.

For starters, Ocasio-Cortez completely overlooks the context of Carlson’s firing. Unless you’ve been reading the news about “the news” — which, let’s be honest, you probably shouldn’t — you’re probably unaware that Carlson’s departure from Fox is only one item in a string of high-profile firings across cable and network television. In just the past week, CNN booted left-wing gadfly Don Lemon, Comcast (which owns NBC) parted ways with NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell, Disney-owned ABC (which owns election data site FiveThirtyEight) did not renew a contract with FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, and Fox fired commentator Dan Bongino in addition to Carlson. With all this sacking, it’s a wonder the price of burlap hasn’t gone through the roof.

Surprisingly, these clustered separations seem to be unrelated to one another. Lemon got the hammer after engaging in a racially charged tirade against Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, of Indian heritage. Shell was pushed out at NBC over an inappropriate sexual relationship. Silver got swept up by Disney-wide layoffs (apparently subsidizing the rainbow renders other colors unaffordable).

Meanwhile, Fox has given no public reason for the firings, but they might be related to the company’s legal problems. The pair of firings came days after settling a defamation lawsuit in which Carlson was mentioned frequently with voting machine manufacturer Dominion for a stunning $787 million; the company still faces a defamation lawsuit from another voting machine company, Smartmatic, and a hostile work environment lawsuit from a former booker for Carlson’s show, Abby Grossberg. Another possible reason for at least Lemon’s and Carlson’s ousters is that the CEO or owner disliked them and was actively looking for an opportunity to show them the door.

These details indicate that there are many possible reasons why a network might terminate a relationship with an anchor — reasons which might be totally unrelated to a cancellation campaign against them. Without knowing the reason why a host lost his show, it’s impossible to prove that “deplatforming works” in the strategic sense Ocasio-Cortez means.

Left-wingers tried to cancel Carlson on numerous occasions. In 2021, the Anti-Defamation League called for an advertising boycott, but that failed to drive audiences away. On former White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s MSNBC show, Ocasio-Cortez herself on Sunday endorsed government action to end his show, calling for “federal regulation, in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t. And when you look at [what] Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence. Very clearly incitement of violence. And that is the line that I think we have to be willing to contend with.” But what Ocasio-Cortez called for did not happen.

In fact, the coincidental cancellation campaign may have had no more effect on Carlson’s firing than a child attempting to use “the Force” on a supermarket’s automatic doors.

A separate issue from the factual accuracy of Ocasio-Cortez’s position — and a more important one — is whether the “deplatforming” she envisions is acceptable in a free society. Ocasio-Cortez explicitly called for government suppression of the distribution of opinions with which she disagrees. The policy outcome flies so obviously in the face of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech and a free press that Ocasio-Cortez felt the need to justify herself by claiming the speech that offended her was “very clearly incitement of violence.” If that case could be proven in court, surely someone would have sued Fox News over that by now.

A giant chasm yawns between what actually happened to Tucker Carlson and what Ocasio-Cortez wanted to happen to him. Opinions will differ about whether Rupert Murdoch (owner of Fox’s parent company News Corp) made the right decision or for the right reasons. But at root, Carlson’s employer no longer wanted to employ him, so he terminated his employment. One bedrock principle of a free market is that no one is forced to do business with anyone they don’t want to do business with. Ocasio-Cortez wants the government to dictate to broadcasters who they can put on air.

The Left seems not to recognize or understand this difference, as Ocasio-Cortez’s recent “deplatforming works” claim underscores. Left-wing cancellation efforts target not only Fox News, but virtually every right-wing news outlet you can think of. Ironically, the self-proclaimed opponents of fascism have ripped a page right out of the fascist playbook (and every other dictator in history) in agitating to shut down dissenting media outlets.

This trend has increased in recent years. Pew Research Center found that the percentage of Democrat or Democrat-leaning U.S. adults who agree that “the U.S. government should take steps to restrict false information online, even if it limits freedom of information,” increased from 40% in 2018 to 65% in 2021. Even more (76% of Democrat or Democrat-leaning adults) believed in 2021 that “tech companies should take steps to restrict false information online, even if it limits freedom of information.”

This notion is dangerous to America. But rather than censor it, proponents of free speech must defeat it through persuasion, which is far more challenging.

If Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists have taken the “wrong” — both incorrect and totalitarian — lesson from Carlson’s departure from Fox News, what is the right lesson? Combined with other recent media departures, it’s clear that the American news media — for all of its problems — remains capable of self-adjustment. Different outlets continue to represent different points of view, cycle between spokespersons, and remain accountable both to the public and to the legal system. The media landscape continues to remain open to independent new players, such as The Washington Stand or (possibly soon) the Tucker Carlson Network. No one has a monopoly on the facts, the right opinions, or the press. That’s how things are supposed to work in a rambunctious popular government.

There is, and will always be, a fundamental difference between government regulators taking a popular program off the air and that program’s broadcast cutting that program from its lineup. The difference is freedom.


Joshua Arnold

Joshua Arnold is a staff writer at The Washington Stand.

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Please support Romanian-French playwright Eugene Ionesco’s play ‘RHINOCEROS’ June 15-17 in St. Petersburg, FL

“The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon” — Eugene Ionesco,  Romanian-French playwright and dramatist.

Eugene Ionesco was a Romanian-French playwright and dramatist who is best known for his absurdist plays. Born in 1909 in Slatina, Romania, he moved to France in the 1930s to pursue a career in literature. Ionesco’s works were heavily influenced by his experiences growing up in Romania and his observations of the rise of totalitarianism in Europe. His most famous play, Rhinoceros, is a scathing critique of conformity and the dangers of groupthink. Ionesco’s work has had a lasting impact on theater and literature, and he is widely regarded as one of the most important playwrights of the 20th century.

Rhinoceros is not only a timeless play, it is a brilliant depiction of the nature of totalitarianism and how it cycles through the human soul.

Creative Costal is excited to be doing what we love, and directing this piece. We also need your help to make it happen.

Click here to get tickets to ‘RHINOCEROS’.

The venue is secured and several amazing talents have already signed on to work on bringing this production to life.

I know there are people (and institutions/companies) out there that want to be part of the way the arts can and will be instrumental against totalitarian creep.

Radio Orchid is my newly blossoming production company and this is its second ambitious project. The first was filmed in NYC in March of 2021.

I am a graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration in Experimental and Classical Theater. I’m also the daughter of a Hungarian/Romanian mother.

Eugene Ionesco, a Romanian writer educated in France, said this about the play “The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who fails to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon.”

Please visit www.radioorchid.com or www.rhinocerostheplay.com for updated information, tickets and more.

The funds will all be used toward the production. I am not budgeting a salary for myself.

Performance dates are June 15th, 16th and 17th at Coastal Creative, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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The White House: A Headquarter for the KGB’s Mafia/Army—Part 2

“I am worried about capitalism” — Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot

A column under that title has already been published here on January 18, 2023. I hoped for people’s attention to the strange symbiosis, an interaction between the American White House and Russia Intel, I called it the KGB’s Mafia/Army. Regrettably, my hopes were in vain, you didn’t pay a deserved attention. And…I am trying again. When Brian Kilmeade, Fox News exposed Biden’s team as incompetence in full display, it didn’t surprise me. Then he called Biden’s team a clueless administration and it’s not surprise me either. I know Susan Rice, a chief adviser for domestic policy of Biden’s administration. She is Obama’s holdover and it can explain a lot about the legacy of the Democrat Party.

Unfortunately, some Republicans missed or underrated the Soviet influence upon the Democrats during the 20th century. All our troubles have resulted in that today. The Democrat Party is no more a Truman’s Party, the Soviet influence converted it to Socialist Party with a Socialist modus operandi: lies, deceit, fabrication and fraud. That influence brought a catastrophic result: George Soros is the KGB agent like the W.H.O. Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Mayor Pete is a Transportation Secretary. They, and thousands others have been destroying America for decades.

To learn the Truth, read my column: WW III in America is a Global War. Yes, we are divided as ever, the way the globe itself does on Socialists/Communists and Capitalists. Ideology runs the world today…  Biden Second Term—Mistake, stated WSJ, echoing 70% of Americans. I would say more: The Biden family clan should be exposed as the corrupt enemy of Western civilization, implementing Soviet Socialism in America with the help of the Russian policy of Disinformation, managed by the KGB’s Mafia/Army—an Evil Doer.

The KGB’s Mafia/Army

The Boston bombing victim had 76 operations: what an apogee of human suffering. The attacks on 9/11 killed almost 3 thousand people: Mothers and Fathers, sisters and brothers. I have no words to define the human grief and suffering of the families for life. The Beirut barracks bombing took the lives of 241 American service members, who lost their lives in the October 23, 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marines Corps barracks. All three terrorist acts had been committed by the Russian Intel. ISIS, ben-Laden, Taliban, and many other terrorist groups have been established across the world and trained by the Russian Intel Apparatus against Humanity. That is the reason, I dedicated forty years of my life to share with you the knowledge of KGB’s Mafia/Army—an Evil Doer.

The Boston bombing was organized by the Tsarnaev’s brothers. The older one, Tamerlane, had been trained by the KGB for six months in Moscow. I have written several columns describing that bombing in Boston. The attacks on 9/11 had been also orchestrated and designed by the KGB. My several columns described it in detail. I knew about the Beirut bombing, because, the Soviet policy of the Middle East and knowledge of the KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov. (This agency is called today the FSB). I have been writing and reporting about the Russian Intel for forty years, selecting the name of the KGB as my main target. During forty years the criminal, terror, nefarious, activities of the KGB across the globe dramatically grew up. The name of the agency was supposed to reflect those Evil movements. I gave the agency a new name: the KGB’s Mafia/Army—an Evil Doer…

This Russian Evil Doer is a part of Biden’s staff under supervision of Susan Rice, degrading and damaging the American Constitutional republic designed and left to us by our Founding Fathers. I am recognizing Biden’s every step to bankrupt us, watching him for two years moving in the direction of Stalinist Soviet Socialism, which I called Soviet Fascism. Matt Taibbi was right comparing America with the former Soviet Union. The Democrats want to jail him for the revelation of the truth in twitter, like it was in the Soviet Union. We are in WWIII, in an economic and military contest between Socialism/Communism and the American capitalism of Western civilization. Knowledge of the KGB’s Mafia/Army—an Evil Doer is imperative!

While I was writing about the KGB’s Mafia/Army, the war in Sudan broke up. I hope now you understand that the war has been provoked by the Russian Intel. Putin needs it for several reasons. First, to complete his job and make Sudan his vassal. Second, to divert attention of the world from his other crimes and Ukraine. The Biden/Putin conspiracy allowed Putin to organize a massive invasion to America from the entire world, using his Cartels’ MS-13 gangs in Mexico and the KGB’s Mafia/Army. Read my columns to know the real history of the Russian Intel Apparatus. Now they threaten the world again with another Pandemic—Lab seizure amid Sudan fighting poses ‘huge biological risk’ by Brad Dress – 04/25/23, The Hill.

Putin’s criminality has no limits in the world—his thugs are everywhere. Randi Weingarten—Teachers Union was consulting CDC on Covid-19 and schools closing!? What a shame! She was a closure trigger for our schools!!  Though Harry and Meghan is a UK side show, it is also within the history of the Russian Intel Apparatus. Just look attentively at Harry and Meghan target—the Royal tranquility. It has been a Russian-Communists target for the last hundred years. Today it is the Russian/Chinese joined agenda against Western civilization and thousands children. To grasp the details, please, read my columns: Russian/Chinese Intel: Carousel and COVID-19 in America December 21, 2020 and The Putin Biden KGB Border Plot, October 17, 2022.

The Issue of Trust and National Security is at Stake

We made a lot of mistakes in China’s policy for decades, because we underestimated the influence of Soviet Socialism upon the West and the Democrat Party in the 20th century. It is not Biden’s plan, Biden suffered dementia and his staff of Obama’s Dems runs his presidency. Look at how Biden’s Administration lies, deceives, and blames the Republican. Remember my definition of Socialist modus operandi: lies, deceit, fabrication, and fraud. You can see it in real life used by the Democrat Party. They were engaged in election interference in 2016 and two weeks before election 2020. Antony Blinken, Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser had been implementing lies, deceit, fabrication and fraud to change the election in favor of Joe Biden. Antony Blinken orchestrated the CIA letter two days before the Trump/Biden debate. There is no difference between the Dems and the KGB’s Mafia/Army. They use the same policy of Russian “Disinformation.” Don’t you agree with me?

The infiltration of the American Security Apparatus, the FBI, CIA, and others by the Russian Intel had started before the year 2002. I know that from the events in Russia, which are described in my writings. Then in America, when the FBI submitted my name to FISA Court and the Court made me a Foreign Agent and banned my writings. Someone from Russia has realized the value of my books and columns. Perhaps, Americans in the FBI didn’t get it. The last twenty years, I was very suspicious of the FBI. As it is indicative now the criminal group of people within the American government, including the FBI have created all Witch Hunts against Donald J. Trump and all the opposite criminal actions to benefit Hunter Biden. Yes, I suspect that Biden’s team colluded with Putin’s KGB’s Mafia/Army and Deep State—the two are running the ball against the Republicans…

There is more to prove it. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, spoke with Congress about this issue saying that he “cannot assure” the American taxpayer that they aren’t funding the Taliban right now. “Unfortunately, as I sit here today, I cannot assure this committee or the American taxpayer we are not currently funding the Taliban,” Sopko said.

Sopko said that Biden’s Department of State in particular is “refusing to give basic information” that they need for oversight purposes.

“We simply do not know since the Department of State, USAID, the U.N., and other agencies are refusing to give us basic information that we or any other oversight body would need to ensure safe stewardship of tax dollars.” The Federalist Wire.

As you can see, the issue of trust and national security is at stake. The existence of the American Constitutional republic is at stake! I insist on my report on Afghanistan—Putin has designed the surrender of Afghanistan and the White House team has executes it. Read my column: A Quick Crash of Afghanistan and The Man Who Wants to Run the World, August 24, 2021. I continue to insist on my vision of the global events: WWIII has been led by three Presidents: Clinton, Obama, and Vladimir Putin and he is now running America not Joe Biden. Yes, I will repeat: Vladimir Putin runs America today in April, 2023.

I also don’t like what is going on in the Fox News and they will pay a dear price for not reading my columns for free. It is well known in the world that Socialists/Communists need to spread their propaganda, they are looking for a microphone in the hands of the Republicans. The Fox News provides them constantly with open air to speak, propagate, and lie to decent people. Several anchors of Fox News have been interviewing Debbie Dingle lately. She is a Communist, who degrades and destroys America for years, like her husband did. The other one is Jim Clyburn–Communist. The Fox News doesn’t know the enemies within, let alone the enemy outside: Russia, China, and the modern “Axis of Evil.” They haven’t heard the latest China Official: “Ex-Soviet States are not sovereign,” which is echoing Putin. The Fox News is missing WWIII!!!

Suspicious Artificial Intelligence.

I am not an expert in technology, it is not my cup of tea. For that reason, I went to Google to learn the topic:

Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include … AI technologies · ‎AI business strategies.  ‎A very serious subject.

I was corresponding with Elon Musk, sending him my columns for a couple of months. When in his interview with Tucker, I heard Elon Musk said: ”A.I. has potential civilizational distraction” it flashes through my mind instantly—I have been writing and warning you about the Russian agency, which does it for decades. I was writing for forty year about the existential threat to humanity–Russia. I called the Russian agency: the KGB’s Mafia/Army—an Evil Doer. Maybe A.I. is a simple socialist scam by the government to control us? Then Musk suggested that A.I. can teach people and the Media to lie, I was stunned. He was, actually talking about the Socialist modus operandi, I was writing about for forty years.

In his second part of the interview with Tucker Carlson, Musk mentioned democracy, intelligence, President Bush, Pelosi, and ‘getting truth for people…’ I got it, he was talking about an upcoming 2024 election and he has become a politician…  I was a bit confused and was waiting for the third part of his interview… It has never come, Tucker left Fox News…

Meanwhile, more House Democrats come out of the woodwork with a plot to remove Clarence Thomas from the Supreme Court! The Democrats have widened WWIII against the Republican personalities like Stalin did in his policy of “personal destruction” under Soviet Socialism, which I called Soviet fascism. Millions had been killed by Stalin’s policy in Russia. Isn’t it surprising you to see so many similarities in the policy of the current White House with​  “famous killer of the 20th century?”

My fellow Americans! We have no time to wait!

It is now or never!

Educate yourself learning how we get here and save America the Beautiful!

​ To be continued www.simonapipko.com and at www.drrichswier.com/author/spipko/