Student Demonstrations: Power, Not Freedom of Speech

Randall Smith: We will either teach our young people the skills and self-discipline required for republican self-government and fill them with the faith in it and love for it they need to preserve it, or we will lose the privilege – a gift bequeathed to us at great cost.


“Did you get caught in the student riot?” asked a friend.  “What riot?” “The Pro-Palestinian demonstration at the University of Texas.” I am at UT on a sabbatical. “We don’t have student riots in Texas,” I informed him; “we have temporary misunderstandings between students and state troopers about who controls public spaces. The students learn.”  The authorities in Texas are not as feckless as those running the East Coast Ivies.

As Wilfred McClay points out in a recent article in The New Criterion, demonstrations aren’t “speech.”  They may be “expressions” – of anger, frustration, sometimes boredom. But they’re not “speech” in the classic sense of logos, “reasoned discourse.”

In speech, you express an idea; you make an argument; and you invite others to respond.  The demonstrations on college campuses are not invitations to dialogue; they are the opposite.  They demand that dialogue stop and obedience begin.  In this, they are similar to groups shouting down speakers with whom they disagree.  It should be no surprise, then, that both have become standard practice together.

It’s not as though the demonstrators are inviting reasoned responses to their position.  They’re not willing to hear contrary opinions.  They have “demands” and those demands must be met.  They are a mob, and mobs are something, along with tyranny, that the Founders of the country feared most.

When demonstrators are pretending to be engaging in free speech when what they are really doing is showing the power of a mob to get others to conform to their will, they shouldn’t be surprised if authorities respond to their demonstration of power with a demonstration of power of their own.  Those Texas state troopers weren’t on campus to argue.  But neither were the demonstrators.

Perhaps the most ridiculous feature of these recent protests is the shock the students evince when, having violated repeated orders to disperse, they are finally arrested.  That many must be hauled away because they’ve “gone limp” belies their wide-eyed innocence, since it shows they’ve received training in “what to do for the cameras when the police haul you away.”  Perhaps we can all agree that it’s no way to run a republic.

Some years ago, a bright student of mine had a complaint about something on campus.  “Okay,” I said, “so what are you going to do?”  After a moment’s thought, she said: “Gather people together to demonstrate?”  “How about getting elected to student government, writing an op-ed in the paper, seeking to convince others of your position?” I replied.  Those options either hadn’t occurred to her, or she had no faith in them.

Democracy is a messy business; it requires patience and skills of its own.  It’s not like driving a car that moves in the direction I steer, accelerates to the speed I want, and stops when and where I determine.  It means dealing with other people.  And other people have ideas and concerns of their own.

Show no interest in the ideas and concerns of others, and they are likely to return the favor.  Like you, they want to drive the car in the direction they want.  And as everyone who spends time on America’s highways knows, this highly individualistic lack of concern for others is bad for everyone.

As we need “rules of the road” to provide the order that ensures everyone can get to their destinations “freely” and in relative safety, so too if speech is to be “free,” if it is to be a “common good” and not merely the privilege of one powerful group, speakers must observe a set of procedural norms meant to preserve this freedom for everyone.

At the University of Texas, the Provost sent out a note outlining the rights and duties of the members of the community.  Among the rights were the right to “assemble peacefully to protest,” to “hand out flyers and brochures,” and to “invite guest speakers to present in common outdoor areas.”  But with this freedom comes responsibility.  Thus individuals, said the Provost, may not “disrupt the operations of the university, including but not limited to:

Making loud sounds that interfere with learning; teaching, or other official actions; blocking entrances, exits, and walkways; calls for immediate lawless behavior, and vandalism.

Camping or attempting to camp on university property (including bringing tents on campus and sleeping on university property, with or without a tent, later than 10:00 p.m.).

Refusing to identify themselves to university officials or law enforcement.

Refusing to comply with directions given by university officials or law enforcement.

Using amplified sound without prior approval.

Wearing masks or disguises.

Coercing attention by following students walking away from the protest.

Campuses around the country would be better off if they posted those rules and enforced them.  Students would be better off if they abided by them respectfully and stopped screaming like little children for the cameras when they get hauled away by the authorities for violating reasonable rules.  Such demonstrations of political theater are attempts at emotional blackmail.  They don’t help the Palestinian people, but they make the American public more cynical about real acts of government suppression and police brutality.

Government can be overly coercive in suppressing speech it doesn’t like, and we’ve had too many examples of that recently.  But mobs are not “democratic governance in action.”  They are simply another form of tyranny.  Which is why they are often found in the same places among the same people.

We will either teach our young people the skills and self-discipline required for republican self-government and fill them with the faith in it and love for it they need to preserve it, or we will lose the privilege – a gift bequeathed to us at great cost.  Catholics should lead the way in educating their students for this level of civil engagement and discourse. This would show that what St. Augustine argued in The City of God is true: Catholics aren’t dangerous aliens. Quite the contrary, their Christian faith makes them better citizens.


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Randall Smith

Randall B. Smith is a Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. His latest book is From Here to Eternity: Reflections on Death, Immortality, and the Resurrection of the Body.

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As Boy Scouts ‘Go Woke,’ Door Opens for Christian Alternatives

The Boy Scouts were originally founded to ensure young boys were being taught how to become strong men. But just last week, after roughly a decade of slowly caving to social pressures, the Boy Scouts released the new title for the organization: Scouting America (SA). Although SA President Roger Krone said their “mission remains unchanged,” many have taken issue with the claim.

Krone insisted that they are still “committed to teaching young people to be prepared for life,” but critics argue that this statement differ from the Scouts’ original purpose. In 1910, their mission was not centered on “young people,” but on boys specifically. Their purpose was stated as such: “to teach [boys] patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values.” The organization was created “by men who were concerned about the disappearance of traditional boyhood and the cultivation of masculine virtues as America rapidly urbanized,” National Review’s editorial board wrote.

But, as they emphasized, “America is currently undergoing another acknowledged crisis for boys and men, [but] the Boy Scouts of America won’t be there to meet their needs.” For parents who care about the original purpose of the Boy Scouts, there’s a group that’s already stepped up to fill the gap.

The Christian organization, Trail Life USA (TLUSA), took root 10 years ago when SA first showed signs of surrendering their values. On Friday’s episode of “Washington Watch,” TLUSA Chairman John Stemberger joined guest host and former Congressman Jody Hice to discuss why this alternative is an important option in today’s climate.

“It’s sad,” Stemberger lamented, “because what [SA has] done is they’ve neutered the DNA of who they were as an organization.” He added, “They were literally a boy-focused organization, and now they’re just … generic, plain vanilla, any young person can come here” kind of organization. You can be “gay, trans, [a] girl — doesn’t matter anymore,” he said.

According to Hice, this was a “decade-long drift from the values and virtues it once celebrated.” But as Stemberger pointed out, the drift happened when leadership prioritized not offending anyone, which has “transformed it into a kind of … youth group with neckerchiefs without any core meaning.” Hice agreed, adding that there have been numerous “incredible leaders over the years that the Boy Scouts have helped create, and in essence, all of that’s erased. It’s all tossed out the window … at this point. … It’s just sad to watch this.”

Hice wondered if there could be more to this shift than simply “going woke,” to which Stemberger replied, “The real tragedy here … no one’s talking about” is that SA is not merely promoting LGBT ideology, but they’re actively putting young boys and girls in harmful situations.

He explained, “[A]ll these changes are producing more boy-on-boy and now girl-on-boy sexual contact. I mean, that’s exactly what’s happening here, because they do not separate out kids that claim to be openly gay.” But the problem, he emphasized, is that there’s a reason “we don’t tent boys and girls [together] … because they’re attracted to each other.” And yet, this organization is now “going to allow an openly gay boy to decide who he’s going to unilaterally sleep with on his own. And this absolutely creates a radical increase of boy-on-boy contact issues that are very hard to prevent, much less report. … It’s a scandal.”

In a separate interview with Owen Strachan, a senior fellow at FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview, Hice noted that what we’re seeing is “a violation of what God intended these young men to be.” Strachan agreed, explaining how “masculinity is made by God and is designed for his glory.” He added, “Every man … needs the gospel of divine grace to live and flourish as a man as God intends.” All of these ideologically driven shifts have “opened the door for more parents of boys to consider a Christian alternative,” Hice said.

As Stemberger emphasized, “[W]e need to be concerned with our young people.” Ultimately, it’s about “men becoming men [and] learning what it means to be a man.” As far as Stemberger is concerned, “[O]ur conviction is that you have to learn how to be a man from another man. … It’s a pretty simple concept.”

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Sarah Holliday

Sarah Holliday is a reporter at The Washington Stand.

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University Protests Are Evidence of a Failed Education System

There is irony in the fact that all of the demonstrations in solidarity with terrorist organizations are taking place on university campuses. Aristotle was one of the first to believe the purpose of education was wisdom and virtue. He believed students were educated when they could appropriately apply knowledge to their context.

This means education is not a neutral endeavor. We want students to learn to think for themselves, but the goal is to equip them to get the right answer without assistance.

These protests are evidence that the education system has failed many students at the most basic level. In moral terms, these protestors cannot correctly compute 2+2=4. They sincerely believe it is impossible to do wrong if the group you’re part of is perceived to have a power deficit.

Their critical theory worldview has trained them not to judge the morality of an action based on what a person did but based on the group identity of the person involved. As a result, acts that would be evil if committed by one person (destruction of property, arson, rape, or murder) are virtuous acts of “resistance” when carried out by another person.

So, parents have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have their children turned into apologists for the worst people in the world. This is an educational failure of epic proportions that warrants a refund but also exposes the futility of seeing the world through a lens of the powerful and the powerless. A far better lens is to think about things in terms of right and wrong, or good and evil.

The reality is, power will always exist — and that’s not a bad thing. After all, the only alternative to that framework is anarchy. Furthermore, because both power and evil exist, it is the job of good people to ensure bad people never have power. As the old adage reminds us, the only things necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. But the products of today’s “education” system have been convinced the bad people (terrorists) are the good people, not because they do good things, but because they’re not in charge. The rest of us look at the situation where bad people lack power and say, “Thank God.”

Robert Frost wrote about the importance of not tearing down fences before you understand why they were put up in the first place. In this case, we’re talking about literal fences. Why have Gaza’s neighbors in Egypt and Israel — with significant cultural and religious differences — both built fences to keep people from Gaza from going into their countries? It’s because a disproportionate number of those people are trying to kill their neighbors. Gazans elected Hamas, and polling since October 7 has shown most people in Gaza believe Hamas did the right thing on October 7. One can be clear-eyed about this fact without being indifferent to the suffering of innocent people caught in the wake.

Decent people should want those who seek to kill their neighbors to be powerless. Their powerlessness is not a cause for protest, it’s something to be grateful for. Of course, there’s always the risk of exploitation by those who have power, but before you decide to light yourself on fire or go on a hunger strike on behalf of people that TikTok has identified as powerless, you should ask, “Is their lack of power a good thing or a bad thing?” Unless your moral compass is broken, the answer to that question in Gaza’s case is obvious.

But for months we’ve seen the evidence that university campuses have a significant population of people with broken moral compasses. Yes, these kids deserve to get their money back, but that doesn’t solve the problem. At this point, they have become a threat to the rest of us, in large part, because the education system failed to deliver anything Aristotle would recognize as an education.

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Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm is Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council.

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Target Retreats from LGBT Merch after Year-Long Profit Bloodbath

This year’s Pride Month is shaping up to be a much more humble affair at Target. In an extremely gratifying twist, the company that bragged their transgender line is “great for our brand” has changed its mind after a year-long stock market bruising. It’s the latest evidence that the wildfire of consumer activism is not only spreading but forcing the kind of change most people never thought possible.

If you asked conservatives two years ago, stopping the woke at major brands would’ve been a victory. But reversing the woke? That’s a tectonic shift in the power structure of Big Business. For once, CEOs — who for years have thrown their radical agenda in the face of shoppers — are feeling enough pain in their profit margins to stop and ask if appeasing the far-Left is worth it.

Target’s CEO Brian Cornell, who flaunted the stores’ chest binders and tucking swimming suits for kids as “progress,” finally counted the cost of his social extremism late last summer. By the end of a dismal August, he didn’t apologize, but he did admit that it was time for some soul searching. As his first and second quarter earnings tanked, he hinted at changes ahead. “As we navigate an ever-changing operating and social environment, we’re applying what we’ve learned to ensure we’re staying close to our guests and their expectations of Target.”

What Cornell learned, Americans will be pleased to know, is that trans activism is the fastest road to financial insolvency. After thumbing his nose at Christmas shoppers with shelves full of LGBT pandering, the full weight of consumer outrage started to sink in. Like his counterparts at Anheuser-BuschNikeDisneyPlanet FitnessRipCurl, and Doritos, he sent shoppers running for the exits.

But the activism has obviously gotten to an unsustainable point for his business, forcing Target to announce what would have been unthinkable a year and a half ago: a significant reduction in Pride products. On its website Thursday, the company wanted people to know that this summer’s LGBT merchandise will not only be limited but designed with adults — not children — in mind.

“We’re offering a collection of products including adult apparel and home and food and beverage items, curated based on consumer feedback,” the notice read. “The collection will be available on Target.com and in select stores, based on historical sales performance.” Of the company’s 2,000 stores nationwide, only some will carry the items that landed them in hot water last year.

Naturally, the company’s course-correction didn’t thrill the corporate hostage-takers in the LGBT movement, who immediately blasted Target’s decision to put profitability first. Kelley Robinson, president of the extreme Human Rights Campaign, said Cornell’s move was a disappointing betrayal of their progressive values. “Pride merchandise means something,” she insisted. “LGBTQ+ people are in every zip code in this country, and we aren’t going anywhere.”

The company’s PR team rushed to reassure Robinson and other activists, saying in a statement, “Target is committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month and year-round,” headquarters wrote. “Most importantly, we want to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our LGBTQIA+ team members, which reflects our culture of care for the over 400,000 people who work at Target.”

So while Americans can (and should) celebrate the difference they’re making with their money, the work isn’t over. This muted approach to Pride is still an effort to play both sides. As Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told The Washington Stand, “CEO Brian Cornell is discovering that customers do ‘expect more’ now that many consumers are spending less at Target because of its LGBTQ fixation. By avoiding Target, consumers are getting the woke corporation’s attention, but not necessarily their behavior. They should continue spending elsewhere until their behavior meets consumers’ expectations.”

FRC’s Meg Kilgannon also chimed in, pointing out that Pride Month’s celebration of “unnatural lifestyles, proclivities, and identities has become more and more obnoxious over time.” The idea that Target is “setting a limit on Pride merchandising and marketing is remarkable for a corporate America too willing to bend the knee to HRC’s fake business scores,” she agreed. “As American shoppers endure rising prices and lower wages, retail stores suffer — not only from Bidenomics — but their own ridiculous investments in social justice and culture war issues that have nothing to do with profits and everything to do with virtue signaling to shape public opinion.”

“I haven’t shopped in Target recently and don’t plan to,” Kilgannon said. “But it is nice to think that the June rainbow radicals might be dialing things back. If people stop shopping in June, or at least stop spending money in stores and with businesses with rainbow logos and beyond, more retailers will get the message.”

Others, like expert Stephen Soukup, author of “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital,” urge people not to be duped by Target’s “half-measures.” “They seem unlikely to make anyone happy,” he told TWS, “while almost certainly frustrating observers and activists on all sides of the issue. Target says, for example, that it is carefully assessing which stores will have LGBTQ merchandise this year,” he pointed out. “That’s irrelevant in the digital age. Wherever the displays are, they will be videoed and uploaded to social media, causing every bit of outrage and frustration they have caused in previous years,” Soukup said.

“Likewise,” he explained, “it’s important to remember that Target took a hit on its Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index score last year, simply because it responded to customer anger at its displays. The company will almost certainly get nicked again this year for supposedly capitulating to anti-LGBTQ sentiment by limiting its Pride Month offerings.” Ultimately, Soukup predicted, “Both outcomes are likely to aggravate Target’s shareholders. It took several months last year for the company’s stock price to recover from its Pride Month-induced freefall, and a repeat of that disaster may well cause larger and more activist investors to question management’s competence and foresight.”

Regardless, there’s no denying that Americans are moving the needle on corporate extremism. As Perkins said on Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) “Truth Be Told” podcast before he was elected speaker, “This is not a gray area” for most people. Even non-believers understand the difference between males and females. “And I actually think this is why we’re seeing such significant pushback across the nation…” When Americans are silent, he warned, “we are playing right along with the deception that is destroying the lives of many young people.”

At the end of the day, he acknowledged, “What we have is not our own. … God has entrusted you with the resources to buy food, clothing, the necessities of life. Do you think He would really want you sending that to an entity that uses the profits … [to attack] the biblical truth that he expects us to live by? So it really comes down to a stewardship issue. It’s not about boycotting. [It’s about using money] in a way that would honor God. … And I’ll have to be very, very clear. I do not think being caught in a Target store is honoring God.”

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Suzanne Bowdey

Suzanne Bowdey serves as editorial director and senior writer at The Washington Stand.

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American Marxism: The Biden Regime—Obama’s Third Term

Globalism is a replacement ideology that seeks to reorder the world into one singular, planetary Unistate, ruled by the globalist elite. The globalist war on nation-states cannot succeed without collapsing the United States of America. The long-term strategic attack plan moves America incrementally from constitutional republic to socialism to globalism to feudalism. The tactical attack plan uses asymmetric psychological and informational warfare to destabilize Americans and drive society out of objective reality into the madness of subjective reality. America’s children are the primary target of the globalist predators.

Karen McKay (Chapter 17) described with precision the cultural terrorism Marxist George Lukács brought to Hungary as deputy commissar for education and culture in 1919, and Marxist Barack Obama brought to the United States as president in 2008. The ideological motivation for cultural terrorism is purely political, and it is documented in America by W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI employee, in his 1958 book, The Naked Communist.[i] Skousen lists forty-five communist goals that promote social progressivism, internationalism, societal collapse, and imposition of communism worldwide.

On January 10, 1963, the forty-five communist goals were read into the United States Congressional Record to archive them for future generations. The goals that articulated and exposed the thinking and strategies of the political elite sixty years ago are the same goals and policies being implemented collaboratively by today’s radical leftist Democrat party, corrupt Republicans (RINOs), the colluding media, and the globalists who pull all of their strings. Some of the familiar names are Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, George Soros, Bill Gates, and Klaus Schwab.

Of particular interest in this chapter are Goals 24, 25, 26, 40, and 41:

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free   speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

The first Marxist president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, governed in accordance with socialist Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals(Chapter 14), not the United States Constitution. During his eight-year term, every government institution was politicized to move the country toward socialism.

Obama’s vision of internationalism (global integration) at the expense of national sovereignty (territorial borders) was stated unequivocally during his last speech to the United Nations on September 20, 2016:[ii]

In order to move forward, though, we do have to acknowledge that the existing path to global integration requires a course correction. As too often, those trumpeting the benefits of globalization have ignored inequality within and among nations; have ignored the enduring appeal of ethnic and sectarian identities; have left international institutions ill-equipped, underfunded, under-resourced, in order to handle transnational challenges.

And as these real problems have been neglected, alternative visions of the world have pressed forward both in the wealthiest countries and in the poorest: religious fundamentalism; the politics of ethnicity, or tribe, or sect; aggressive nationalism; a crude populism—sometimes from the far left, but more often from the far right—which seeks to restore what they believe was a better, simpler age free of outside contamination.

We cannot dismiss these visions. They are powerful. They reflect dissatisfaction among too many of our citizens. I do not believe those visions can deliver security or prosperity over the long term, but I do believe that these visions fail to recognize, at a very basic level, our common humanity. Moreover, I believe that the acceleration of travel and technology and telecommunications—together with a global economy that depends on a global supply chain—makes it self-defeating ultimately for those who seek to reverse this progress. Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself….

So, we need new models for the global marketplace, models that are inclusive and sustainable. And in the same way, we need models of governance that are inclusive and accountable to ordinary people.

Obama was not speaking American English. Consistent with his 2008 promise to “fundamentally transform America,” Obama’s parting 2016 United Nations address was spoken in the Marxist language of deceit.

Words matter. Language is the foundation for community. It is the means by which individuals make themselves understood within groups and why translators are necessary to make them understood outside the group. One of the most powerful weapons of war is the deliberate confusion of the meaning of words within a group. In Islam there is a name for this tactic: taqiyya. It means lying in the service of Islam. Radical socialist Saul Alinsky introduced the concept to America in his 1971 book, Rules for Radicals. He instructed his students to cut their hair, put on a suit, and blend in so that no one would suspect they were trying to overthrow the government of American capitalism and impose socialism.

There is no equivalent word in the English language for the deliberate deception of taqiyya, so I coined the term Alinskiyya. Candidate Barack Obama practiced Alinskiyya when he disguised his radical socialist agenda and promised “hope and change” to an unsuspecting American public. President Obama practiced Alinskiyya when he deliberately rebranded terrorism as workplace violence, and scrubbed all mention of Islamic jihad from national security manuals and training.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” self-proclaimed “Soldier of Allah” Palestinian-American Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan went on a killing rampage on November 5, 2009, at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, leaving thirteen American soldiers dead. Obama’s immediate response was to caution against “jumping to conclusions” regarding the shooter and his motivations. On August 23, 2013, Hasan’s trial concluded and he was unanimously convicted on all forty-five counts of killing thirteen fellow soldiers and wounding thirty-two others at Fort Hood. Yet Obama and his administration refused to recognize Hasan’s attack as an act of war, labeling the massacre workplace violence.

Obama’s contemptible designation of the Fort Hood attack as workplace violence instead of combat related or terrorism denied Hasan’s victims the right to receive Purple Heart medals and other veteran benefits they would be entitled to had the attack been properly labeled. And Obama’s deceitful same-day declaration[iii] after Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 16, 2015, “We know that what appears to be a lone gunman carried out these attacks,” diverted public attention from Islamic terrorism to the absurd, politically motivated, mental health explanation of lone-wolf attacks.

It took six years and a provision in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that expanded eligibility to include an attack by a “foreign terrorist organization” for the U.S. Army to finally approve the medals and benefits to victims of the Fort Hood and Chattanooga jihadi terrorist attacks.

Radical Islamic terrorism is the violent expression of Islam’s goal of world dominion, and changing the meaning of words by taqiyya is stealth jihad. To an Islamist, the word peace means the whole world is Muslim and sharia law, the law of Islam, governs the world. Redefining jihadi terrorism as mental illness is a powerful political tactic used to intentionally confuse the public and engage their humanitarianism to view terrorists as victims who need understanding and refuge, instead of recognizing the existential threat such terrorists pose to a nation.

Why would any civilized Western society deliberately rebrand terrorism as mental illness and become an apologist for the barbarity of terrorists and sharia law? To make sense of the nonsensical, it is necessary to examine the motives of the participants. Leftist leaders across the world in Germany, Sweden, England, Canada, Australia, and the Democrat party in the U.S. believe in internationalism and one-world government. Their political platforms reject national sovereignty and seek to destroy Western capitalist infrastructures and replace them with socialism—the stepping-stone to one-world government.

Anarchists and terrorists provide leftist politicians here and abroad the social chaos and instability necessary to dupe the unsuspecting public into surrendering their freedoms for promises of government safety. Once the government imposes martial law to quell social chaos, it is a very short step to internationalizing the police force and imposing one-world government.

The anarchists, including George Soros’s paid political protesters, believe they will realize their Utopian dream of one-world government, social justice, and income equality. The Islamists believe they will realize their dream of a one-world caliphate ruled by religious sharia law. What neither group realizes is that they are Lenin’s useful idiots for the globalist elite, who manipulate both groups to create the instability required for the elite to impose their own dystopian one-world government.

Lord Bertrand Russell’s 1952 book, The Impact of Science on Society,[iv]unapologetically describes in chilling detail the intention of globalist elites in England and America, including the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, to impose one-world government to solve the purported Malthusian problem of Earth’s resources being unable to sustain population growth. They envision a binary sociopolitical system of masters and slaves where they are the masters served by an enslaved population—everyone else is simply eliminated.

At the 1992 Bilderberg Conference, an annual private meeting of the political elite established in 1954, Henry Kissinger remarked:[v]

Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.

The social chaos that Henry Kissinger described in 1992 is fomented and financed today by the globalist elite, and implemented by leftist leaders who are too arrogant to realize they are participating in their own destruction. In case anyone doubts the reality of the elitist one-world-government intention, just read David Rockefeller’s own words at Bilderberg and in his book Memoirs (2002),[vi] where he admits he is part of a secret cabal working to destroy the United States and create a New World Order. These claims are not unhinged conspiracy theories—they are the sinister, long-range plans of a determined few to enslave and rule the world.

Some even believe we [Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one-world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. (Memoirs, p. 405)

We are grateful to The Washington PostThe New York TimesTime Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. (David Rockefeller, Bilderberg 1991)[vii]

Obama’s message to the world, delivered at the United Nations a few weeks prior to the 2016 election, was meant to reaffirm his commitment to internationalism in legacy candidate Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidency. The election of President Donald Trump stunned the Democrats, who responded by savaging him with four years of Alinsky’s Rule 13:

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

Trump’s presidency was a temporary setback in globalism’s War on America. The 2020 election put Joe Biden in the White House, and Obama began serving his third term. The Democrats were back in business, the regime’s allegiance to global governance renewed.

The Biden-Obama-Harris regime recommitted the United States to United Nations Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Goals, designed for international control of “sovereign” governments. Target 7 of Sustainable Development Goal (DG) 4, “Quality Education,” stipulates that “all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through…global citizenship.”

The regime also pledged to rejoin UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at “promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture.” The Trump administration had withdrawn from UNESCO on December 31, 2018, citing the need for sweeping reform of the organization.

The educational reformation that Obama launched and escalated in his first two terms was put into high gear in his third. UNESCO’s 2022 report, “Where Do We Stand on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education,”[viii] lists two primary outcome-based goals and features an internationalized educational curriculum that indoctrinates students worldwide with belief in the benefits of collectivism, internationalism, and the LGBTQ+ agenda:

By 2030, ensure all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Education should be infused with the aims and purposes set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, the Constitution of UNESCO and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “In order to enable every person to contribute actively to the fulfilment of [these] aims…and promote international solidarity and co-operation, the following objectives should be regarded as major guiding principles of education policy:

  • an international dimension and a global perspective in education at all levels and in all its forms;
  • understanding and respect for all peoples, their cultures, civilizations, values and ways of life, including domestic ethnic cultures and cultures of other nations;
  • awareness of the increasing global interdependence between peoples and nations;
  • abilities to communicate with others;
  • awareness not only of the rights but also the duties incumbent on individuals, social groups and nations towards each other;
  • understanding of the necessity for international solidarity and co-operation;
  • readiness on the part of the individual to participate in solving the problems of his community, his country and the world at large.”

The influencers in America embraced these goals and objectives with religious zeal, and the National Education Association (NEA), the largest labor union in the United States, representing public school teachers and support personnel from preschool to university graduate programs, joined them. Why?

The answer is found in those communist goals cited above: Goals 24, 25, 26, 40, and 41. Obama’s Marxist America required educational indoctrination in schools, away from parental influence. The tactical plan was the seismic shift to Outcome-Based Education in America that aligned with the UN’s internationalized OBE curriculum. The plan’s success relied on exploiting the difference between univocal and equivocal use of language.

Dr. Dianne N. Irving defines this particular deceit in her March 29, 2019, essay, “‘Social Justice’ Today Grounded in Marxist Communist ‘Liberation Theology’“:[ix]

A term or phrase used “univocally” means that the same term or phrase has only one meaning; a term or phrase used “equivocally” means that the same term or phrase is used but it has a different meaning [e.g., “bank” can mean where you keep your money, or it can mean the earthen side along a river (a river bank), etc.].

Before teaching the History of Philosophy I discovered how the equivocal use of major terms/phrases can be used as a political tool without people realizing what is going on. This was made crystal clear in the terrific book I read by historian of philosophy Etienne Gilson, ‘Being’ And Some Philosophers, in which he explained how the major term in philosophy—”being” (the subject of metaphysics, from which all other sub-fields of philosophy flow)—was used equivocally over 20 times throughout the entire History of Philosophy. (E.g., for some schools of philosophy, it meant “matter only”; for others it meant “form only”; for others it meant “form and matter”; for others it meant “esse”, etc.). Same term, different meanings––and thus different consequences.

There is a seismic difference in meaning between the way Americans use and understand the word democracy and the term critical thinking, and the way Marxists use and understand them. In colloquial usage, Americans often use the word democracy synonymously with our constitutional republic. They are not synonymous. This error has been exploited by Marxists, who use the term democracy as a synonym for socialism or communism, or both. When Marxists, including Obama, talk about their battle for democracy, they are quoting directly from The Communist Manifesto.[x] The words of communism’s supreme leaders, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, are the primary source of Marxist equivocation:

We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.

The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralise all instruments of production in the hands of the State, i.e., of the proletariat organised as the ruling class; and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible….

Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc., etc., (The Communist Manifesto, Chapter II. Proletarians and Communists, pp. 54–56).

The phrase critical thinking is another example of Marxist linguistic obfuscation. In American colloquial usage, critical thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. Critical thinking is an essential survival skill for an independent, autonomous, rational adult in a constitutional republic. Marxists use the same phrase to describe the thought process necessary to actively criticize that which exists in service of Marxist Critical Theory, a social theory designed to destabilize and collapse Western society from within, particularly the nuclear family structure. Another quote from The Communist Manifesto describes replacing home education with education by the state, to rescue children from the exploitation of their parents!

Abolition (Aufhebung) of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.

On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.

The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.

Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.

But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations when we replace home education by social. (TheCommunist Manifesto, Chapter II. Proletarians and Communists, pp. 47–48).

A third example from The Communist Manifesto asserts communism’s internationalism.

The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality….

In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another will also be put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to. In proportion as the antagonism between classes within the nation vanishes, the hostility of one nation to another will come to an end. (The Communist ManifestoChapter II. Proletarians and Communists, pp. 50–51).

The final pages of The Communist Manifesto exhort the working classes of the world to unite in proletarian internationalism to defeat capitalism, raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, and achieve communist Utopia—heaven on Earth:

In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.

In all these movements, they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time.

Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!

(The Communist Manifesto, Chapter IV. Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties, p. 79).

The heaven on Earth promised by the ideological genus of Marxism, including all of its myriad species, seduce impatient, regressed millennials whose infantile longings make them susceptible to the deceitful promises of their Marxist leaders. Regressed adults lack the developed critical-thinking skills required to question the feasibility of Marxist promises, and to examine the actual outcome in communist countries, like Cuba, where the same Utopian promises were made. Regressed adults don’t question why people risk their lives on rafts to escape communism and find freedom in America. They don’t ask why the rafts always float from Havana to Miami—never in the opposite direction.

American Marxism is lipstick painted on an old feudal pig, marketed worldwide by skilled equivocators. It is collectivist political candy in a shiny new wrapper, dangled in front of psychologically regressed millennials, who forfeit their children’s freedom in exchange for deceitful promises of heaven on Earth made by humanitarian hucksters in government, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.

On June 12, 2023, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay formally announced the request of the United States to return to the institution. This means the Biden-Obama-Harris regime plans to return to UNESCO’s internationalized educational curriculum and ideological Marxism, marketed as deliverance from capitalist inequality and oppression. Its curriculum promises worldwide “diversity, equity, and inclusion” through what it calls “critical thinking” and “democracy.” The Great Reset is the new normal of feudal enslavement in globalism’s planetary Unistate, governed under the auspices of the lethally corrupt United Nations and its specialized organizations and agencies.

©2024. Linda Goudsmit. All rights reserved.


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REFERENCES:

[i]  The Naked Communist, W. Cleon Skousen, Waking Lion Press, 1958; https://archive.org/details/B-001-002-046

[ii]  United Nations on September 20, 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzcxT8XOKw4

[iii]  declarationhttps://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/16/statement-president-shooting-chattanooga-tn

[iv]  The Impact of Science on Society, Bertrand Russell, Simon and Schuster, 1952, Routledge Classics, 2016 edition; https://archive.org/details/impactofscienceo00russ

[v]  Henry Kissinger remarkedhttps://rense.com/general11/ksss.htm

[vi]  Memoirs, David Rockefeller, Random House, 2002; https://archive.org/details/davidrockefeller00davi

[vii] David Rockefeller, Bilderberg 1991https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/03/no_author/david-rockefellers-chilling-speech-bilderberg/

[viii]  Where Do We Stand on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Educationhttps://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000381362

[ix]  ‘Social Justice’ Today Grounded in Marxist Communist ‘Liberation Theology’https://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_246socialjusticecommunist.html

[x]  The Communist Manifesto (1848), Karl Marx, Henry Regnery Company, Gateway Edition, 1965; https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto

Invitation to join the Global Prayer for Israel on May 15th, 2024

Shalom from Jerusalem, I pray this finds you well.

I am pleased to share that the Genesis 123 Foundation will be producing a very special prayer event for Israel, the Global Prayer for Israel on May 15.  The date is significant because it’s the day that Israel’s enemies call the “nakba,” the catastrophe of Israel’s birth. With a war still raging in Israel that may get much worse before it gets better, and rampant antisemitism threatening Jews all around the world, the time is urgent.

Global Prayer for Israel – May 15, 2024

We are bringing thousands of Jews and Christians together on ONE live platform globally to pray for Israel’s safety and protection at this perilous season. Each of the first three hours will be according to the following prayer points:

  • praying for ALL the 133 hostages to be released,
  • praying for the IDF’s safety and success, and
  • praying that God will change the hearts of Israel’s enemies.

The same themes will be repeated in the second three hours, and the final hour plus will be in Spanish.

I am pleased to invite you to join us. 

We will also be thrilled for help promoting the Global Prayer for Israel, using this registration link, attached graphic, this short promotional video, and perhaps a personal note of endorsement about why this is so important, and why now.

In order to defray costs, we are asking all participants to join as sponsors and hope that you’ll consider doing so using this link.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so today. Either way, please share widely.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to your positive response and participation.

Blessings from Jerusalem,

Jonathan Feldstein
President, Genesis 123 Foundation
+972-53-761-4220
www.Genesis123.co 

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Transgender Trilobites: Woke Taxonomy at Work

It emerged in late April that residents of Trump Plaza, a 40-storey skyscraper in the New York suburb of New Rochelle, had a real problem with their address: it was named after Donald Trump. As Trump is considered by all right-thinking American voters to be The Most Evil Man Who Has Ever Lived, some tower-dwellers think association with his name is pushing the potential value of their property down. They are organising a vote to see whether the building should be renamed after someone less controversial – Genghis Khan, Sauron, Darth Vader, Humbert Humbert or Heinrich Himmler, perhaps.

For certain people in New Rochelle, simply having to walk past a building sharing the name of such a notorious racist as Mr Trump, described by one local as being “the Devil himself”, was an act of violence against their very being. Still, the process of renaming a building is a fairly simple legal procedure.

How on earth would such easily offended, over-sensitive souls go about renaming an animal which had been named after The Donald?

There is just such a creature, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, an endangered species of Californian moth. It was named after Trump because of its unusual orange “hairstyle” (actually head-scales) and “unique genitalia”. The entomologist who named the moth in 2017 hoped it would encourage the then-new President to enact various national conservation measures. In fact his act was more likely to encourage Trump’s foes to head out into the Californian scrub in search of the poor creatures armed with insect-spray and rolled-up newspapers.

A nomenclative reckoning may now be coming for all such carelessly christened creatures. In 2024 the American Ornithological Society, distressed by the fact that certain US birds are named after evil individuals from the nation’s dark past of slave-owning and Indian genocide, has begun comprehensively relabelling every native species named after human beings of any kind – because they were all white, and therefore morally irredeemable. Mother Nature itself now urgently has to be decolonised.

Pressure is building for woke zoologists to begin renaming other animals likewise – so Neopalpa donaldtrumpi’s days may indeed be numbered after all, at least under its problematic name.

Yet, when it comes to being named after controversial political figures, other species may be even worse off than the Donald Trump Moth …

Volkswagen Beetle

Did you know there is an obscure beetle named after Adolf Hitler? Well, there is. Anophthalmus hitleri (“Eyeless Hitler”), a pale-skinned Slovenian cave-beetle, was named after Adolf in 1933 by an Austrian admirer, perhaps on account of its uncontrollable habit of greedily swallowing up anything smaller and weaker nearby it could get its mandibles on, like the Südetenland or Poland. As Hitler apparently liked beetles, he sent the entomologist who christened the insect an official thank-you note.

Anophthalmus hitleri has yet to be renamed,  but there is a movement now to get the brownshirt beetle rechristened. Already, in 2018, when Greek bug-botherers discovered a closely-related cave beetle, they named it Duvalius owensi after Jesse Owens, the black US runner who won four golds at Hitler’s 1936 Summer Olympics, thus undermining his doctrine of Aryan racial supremacy, in order to demonstrate that the scientists in question were on the right side of history.

It seems that bug-fanciers would like to justify their renaming of the Hitler Beetle on spurious environmental concerns, claiming that, due to the species’ new-found notoriety, neo-Nazi bug-hunters are descending upon Slovenian caves, collecting the poor coleopteroid to death in the name of fascism, and selling them on for up to £1,200 per specimen.

Yet, as Dr Max Barclay, a curator at London’s Natural History Museum and co-author of Beetles of the World: A Natural Historytold the New York Times in December 2023, if you were to draw a Venn diagram of entomologists, speleologists (cave-explorers), and neo-Nazis, “How many people are in the overlap of these three tiny circles?” None, it would appear. According to Dr Barclay: “I know all the good entomologists capable of finding and recognizing them [Hitler Beetles], and I am fairly sure none are Nazis and only two or three have ever been in a cave.”

The entomologists in question want to rename the Hitler Beetle, because, like the people of New Rochelle with Donald Trump, they disapprove of Hitler’s politics. The environmental concerns are merely a convenient excuse. However, when he heard about the campaign, the President of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), Thomas Pape, was having none of it, declaring in 2022 that Anophthalmus hitleri “was not offensive when it was proposed, and it may not be offensive 100 years from now.”

Well, I hope that Mr. Pape is incorrect in his apparent prediction that a Führer-rehabilitating Fourth Reich will arise at some point over the coming century, but I do agree that renaming the Hitler Beetle – or indeed The Donald Moth – is a pointless exercise.

Or is it? To most ordinary people, I think it would be. But to those with the actual institutional power, it may serve a genuine useful function: namely, as an illustration of their current comprehensive powers to control and reshape every single aspect of the much hated (to them, at least) traditional society which surrounds them. Even down to the names of tiny, insignificant insects.

I can just about see the point of renaming an animal which was intentionally christened with the intent of offending people. If Hamas scientists had catalogued a Jewish Octopus (Octopus zionus), or the KKK attempted to officially register a Jim Crow (Corvus segregationus). But “Eyeless Hitler” wasn’t named in this spirit at all. It is just an unfortunate historical artefact.

Whilst personally I find it amusing rather than offensive that there is an insect named after Adolf Hitler, there can be no doubt that many flora and fauna have been christened after historical figures of less than stellar moral repute. There is a Lenin’s ichthyosaur (a prehistoric marine reptile), a Mussolini moth (found in Libya, which Il Duce once invaded), and even an O.J. Simpson’s Gazelle, so named for its effortless ability to outrun the police.

But, then again, there are likewise many animals out there named after supposedly morally irreproachable left-liberal figures too, like Barack ObamaOprah WinfreyGreta Thunberg and Bill Gates, all of whom today also have amphibians, insects, lichen or spiders named after them. No-one in the scientific community seems to be calling for them to be renamed – I’m certainly not, even though I can’t stand a single one of them.

When it comes to naming animals after left-wing political or social icons, it would appear there is no problem at all, no matter how absurd the example may be.

I can see how it might just about be logical to name a wasp after Sting, especially in light of his obsession with saving the rainforests. But is it really sane to name an entire tranche of newly discovered trilobite species after prominent drag queens, including Ru Paul (I. rupauli) and the Dame Edna Everage creator Barry Humphries (D. humphriesi), as one group of PC palaeontologists did in this 2018 paper?

Click here to view TABLE 1. Taxon-character matrix for phylogenetic analysis of Ibexaspis and related genera.

(There’s a list of who all these cross-dressing attention-seekers actually are here, if you really care.)

Isn’t naming a long list of extinct marine arthropods just as mad and politically partisan as naming a single beetle after Adolf Hitler? Not to the lefty activists who run our museums these days.

I would guess the above idiocy has been done as palaeontologists have thus far been lamentably unable to determine whether or not there was any sexual dimorphism present amongst trilobites, due to soft and floppy prehistoric genitalia making poor fossils. As such, some pink palaeontologists have even now begun calling them “Queerlobites” (albeit only on an informal basis … thus far) and producing little rainbow-coloured gay-badges in the creatures’ shape:

It is unusual to see a left-wing group explicitly hoping to “drive” a “change in climate” for once, but there you go. Here, meanwhile, is a protective magical gay amulet of some kind made by a participant in an infantile clay-moulding self-help workshop held at Oxford’s Pitt-Rivers Museum in 2021/22, as part of the same organisation’s absolutely essential Beyond the Binary exhibition, devoted to wasting £91,200 worth of UK Natural Lottery Fund money queering not only the human past, but the prehistoric past of the world of fossils too:

I’m a trilobite. Scientists do not know how to tell whether I am male, female, both, neither, or constantly changing. My reproductive life is mine and mine alone but I am no less valid. I am part of history and I am in the majority in my own time. Be yourself. • Anonymous participant in Oxford University’s Beyond the Binary clay amulets workshop

If that were satire, it would be quite funny. As it is serious, it is absolutely hilarious.

How would the poor old trilobites themselves feel about being renamed “Queerlobites”, or officially scientifically relabelled after obscure tranny TV stars? We’ll never know, because they’ve all been dead for around 251 million years, and are therefore rendered wholly voiceless, an oppressed status once-persecuted queer people should surely be more sensitive towards. (For a previous article of mine about one US museum’s discovery of an alleged “Tranny-Saurus Rex”, by the way, see here.)

I suppose at this point you would be expecting me to say :”If lefties can demand we re-name all birds and beetles previously named after dead white racists, then conservatives should be demanding we re-name all trilobites named after ostentatious stage-homosexuals too.” But I’m not.

The people we choose to honour by naming things after them can tell future generations something very important about the prevailing values of societies of the day.

Just look how twisted and perverted life in 1930s Germany must have been for their scientists to have officially named a beetle after a ranting, genocidal, fascist dictator, for example. What it says about the nature of life in the present-day West that scientists have decided to officially name some trilobites after a bunch of massive sexual deviants (Barry Humphries honourably excepted), meanwhile, I shall leave it to historians of the future to decide …


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Steven Tucker is a UK-based writer whose work has appeared in print and online worldwide. The author of over ten books, mostly about fringe beliefs and eccentrics, his latest title, “Hitler’s and Stalin’s Misuse of Science” exposes how the insane and murderous abuses of science perpetrated by the Nazis and the Soviets are being repeated anew today by the woke left who have now captured so many of our institutions of learning.

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Special interview with Rabbi Jonathan Hausman on current events in Israel and America and their historical significance.

In this compelling episode of Dissent Television host Dr. Rich Swier interviews Rabbi Jonathan Hausman on current events in Israel and America and their historical significance.

WATCH: Special interview with Rabbi Johnathan Hausman on Dissent Television.

ABOUT RABBI JOHNATHAN HAUSMAN

Rabbi Jonathan Hausman hails from Bridgeport, Conn. He is the eldest of four brothers.

Rabbi J, as he is known, received a B.A. in Religion and Judaic Studies and an M.A. in Middle East and Jewish Studies from The George Washington University. He received a J.D. from Emory University and received his rabbinic ordination from Tifereth Israel Rabbinical Yeshiva.

He is a Past Treasurer and President of the Stoughton Clergy Association. He is a past Board Member and first Vice President of American Friends of ALYN Hospital.

Rabbi J has taken roles in numerous administrative and director capacities in religious schools and community-based educational programs in southwestern Connecticut before his arrival in Stoughton in August 1996. He served Congregation Sinai of West Haven, Conn.

He is an avid cyclist, having ridden throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states as well as overseas.

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Not Happy? Want Change, You Can Change It. Doing Nothing gets Nothing.

It seems as though every time I see an interview of the American people, say they want change. They are not happy with the economy, border, and inflation as the top three.  Change is right there, sitting in front of our faces. The question is, will you go after it or will you repeat the same garbage vote for the same people who do nothing except extort every last drop of money they can from the already taped out Americans.   OBiden thinks our suffering is funny. If O’Biden wins, I fear we ain’t seen nothing yet.  We will get more OBiden high taxes, inflation, illegals, abortions and lies like: “No president has had the run we’ve had in terms of creating jobs and bringing down inflation. It was 9% when I came to office — 9%,” the 81-year-old president said on Wednesday, when inflation was just 1.4% when he came into office in January 2021. It grew to 9.1% in June 2022, 17 months later. Not to worry, OBiden blamed the inflation on those evil corporations who just want to charge more. He will fix that.

Is that true? Or could one reason for inflation be the government programs like DIE adding a lot of unnecessary cost like incompetence, lack of common sense mistakes to the bottom line? “Amid growing legal, social and political backlash, American businesses, industry groups and employment professionals are quietly scrubbing DEI from public view – though not necessarily abandoning its practice. As they rebrand programs and hot-button acronyms, they’re reassessing decades-old anti-discrimination strategies and rewriting policies that once emphasized race and gender to prioritize inclusion for all.”  They never learn.

In addition, the Affirmative Action graduates have changed shareholder capitalists to stakeholder capitalists. A stakeholder is anyone who is impacted by a company or organization’s decisions, regardless of whether they have ownership in that company. Shareholders are those who have partial ownership of a company because they have bought stock in it. All shareholders are stakeholders, but not all stakeholders are shareholders. If you fill director positions with stakeholders with no vested interest, what do you think will happen? No wonder our corporations are failing.

The one thing we should learn is that Marxists never change the plan, they just change the title. I propose we change the title also. Let’s call abortion exactly what it is – Baby killing.  Lets call Joe Obiden exactly who he is Jihad Joe. Exactly the same way Jihad Joe is dictating what car you will drive and what food you will eat, he is dictating to Israel telling them, you can not defend your country. Jihad Joe’s political career is more important. Trump was right, “Any Jew that vote for a democrat hates Israel, their religion and America. .

Another brilliant plan from the Affirmative Action graduates is to take the money Russia has deposited in Europe and the US and give it to Zelenskyy. I call that extreme stupidity, poking the bear. What country will ever deposit funds in “safe America”. If I were a depositor, I would pull my money out so fast. Hello Brics.

The Globalist left white privilege is showing by those campus riots. Isn’t it interesting  that as a lefty you can riot, demonstrate and destroy property but if you are a Righty, you go to jail?

Not only jail but the lefties get paid for bad behavior. Soros, Tides Foundation, Open Society, Pritzker, Rockefeller to name a few trained and funded the Hamas campus protests. Is George Soros paying campus protesters? What we know

Why doesn’t any talking head ask one of these traitors why they hate

America. I would be interested in their answer

All in all we had quite a week. It looks like Trump’s trials are on the losing end for the prosecution.  We found out that the Georgia election was really corrupt they mishandled over 300,000 ballots and over 3,000 ballots were double counted but the election committee could get the votes to further investigate.

Through FOIA requests John Solomon found out that Biden lied about Ukraine.

Alvin Bragg still hasn’t named that crime… His witnesses are not doing a great job for him. If only we had a non-biased jury…

Jullie Kelly has been reporting on the Mar-A-Largo case . Recently Jack Smith had to admit to the judge in writing that the FBI mishandled (Lies) about the documents. What was the FBI really looking for?  Judge Cannon postponed the trial pending an investigation.

If you have not paid attention to your health, you had better before you lose the ability.    The W.H.O. the Globalist UN World Health Organization is setting this policy and the RINOS in the House  made it possible by giving our borrowed tax dollars to the WHO. The WHO decided they should control world health under any emergency they declare like climate change. I do not want our legislators to give away our national sovereignty or money to a group of power hungry control freaks in the UN.

Tell your legislators. Communicate with congress, join the Sovereignty Coalition.

Globalists want Money, Control and Power. They can only get Power if we give it to them. Don’t give them yours. Challenge them with the truth. Doing Nothing is Affirmation. The Regime will not go quietly, Prepare.  Share with your 5.   So join me on the radio with guest  and you will learn about some of the riots of America.

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Our Pagan Revolution and What to Do About It

Auguste Meyrat: America’s gradual separation from Christian morality in the twentieth century has resulted in an equally gradual encroachment of pagan morality.


It’s no secret that Christianity is on the wane across America. Even before the COVID-19 lockdowns, church attendance was steadily decreasing and the religiously unaffiliated ‘Nones’ were becoming the largest “denomination” in America. After COVID, this decline has been even more precipitous.

Many believe that this is simply a consequence of social progress. As society dispenses with religious traditions and superstitions about the afterlife, it will become more rational, practical, and tolerant. Even if sentimentalists like Richard Dawkins lament the loss of Christmas carols and pretty churches, it will allow more cultural inclusivity, material abundance, and scientific development.

John Daniel Davidson, an editor for The Federalist and a devout Catholic, debunks this myth in Pagan America: The Decline of Christianity and the Dark Age to Come. Far from ushering in a futuristic DEI utopia, a post-Christian America will come to resemble pre-Christian dystopias – that is: backward, brutal, and barbaric.

As Davidson reminds us, nature abhors a vacuum, and this applies to religion most of all. Not only does all of history show this time and time again, but current trends also confirm the resurgence of paganism in modern America. Left unaddressed, Christian culture and Christians themselves will face persecution and erasure, which will end modern liberal democracy and its many blessings.

Davidson begins by describing a few of the pagan civilizations preceding the arrival of the Christian gospel, specifically the Vikings, Aztecs, tribes in Western Africa, and the Romans. Without exception, human sacrifice, torture, sexual exploitation, and slavery were widespread. Because of its insistence that all men are created in the image of God, Christianity largely purged these communities of these evils.

In this way, Christian doctrine laid the foundation for the rise of democracies in the modern era. Davidson explains how America was indeed founded on Christian principles, not just Enlightenment ideals: “Reason alone, in the Founders’ view, would not be sufficient for the great mass of citizens to choose virtue over vice, or to maintain public morality. . . .A pagan or atheist neighbor, or too many of them, might endanger the liberties of a nation.”

America’s gradual separation from Christian morality in the twentieth century has resulted in an equally gradual encroachment of pagan morality. This happened through a series of pivotal court cases, which effectively removed Christianity from the public square on the misguided notion of separating church and state. Over the years, neopagan leftists unleashed a host of deeply immoral policies poisoning American culture: abortion, euthanasia, transgenderism, and pedophilia.

As paganism grows, Americans are increasingly experiencing loss of community, friendship, and fulfillment. The things that inspired virtue and action from Americans no longer exist because they are treated as limits on personal freedom. Davidson concludes, “Americans are increasingly living alone and dying alone, and their civilization could very easily die with them.”

Politically speaking, the decline of Christianity spells disaster for American democracy. As Davidson shows, the freedom and security that most Americans once enjoyed were the direct fruits of Christian morality: “respect for individual and religious liberty, freedom of speech, constraints on government power, were all part of America’s Christian inheritance, and would lose legitimacy – as they are losing it now – in the eyes of a people without Christian faith.”

In practice, this leads to persecution of minorities, unchecked propaganda and censorship, elimination of vulnerable populations, and the establishment of a totalitarian state. As Davidson ominously puts it, “if you want a picture of the future, to paraphrase George Orwell, imagine a boot stamping on [Christian cake-maker] Jack Phillips’s face – forever.”

The substance of neo-pagan religion is less clear. Davidson surveys what non-Christians believe these days, ranging from Satanism to occultism to scientism. All these new religions foster subjectivism, relativism, and narcissism, and promise absolute ruin for anyone who adopts such creeds: “it eventually leads ‘into the void,’ where there is no objective truth apart from the self, whose emotions and brute desires rule the mind of man and all sense of transcendent reality (to say nothing of beauty or goodness) is destroyed.”

Davidson offers a way out at this dire situation: the Boniface Option. In contrast to Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option, which calls for Christians to make tactical retreats from the world and establish Christian communities, in the style of St. Benedict, Davidson’s Boniface Option emphasizes the responsibility of Christians to “defend the faith” and to fight back against today’s pagan forces, in the style of St. Boniface.

Most of this would happen at the local level, which is under attack from neo-pagans embedded in bureaucracies across the country and working to undermine Christian values. It’s completely unrealistic and unhelpful simply to tell those under threat to retreat ever further into the American hinterland. Rather, they need to take a stand, protest, and elect people who will faithfully represent their interests.

Davidson knows that this is easier said than done and expects a rough road ahead. In his final pages, he cites Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (a different Benedict) who once predicted a global contraction of the Catholic Church. In the short run, Christian culture will continue its decline, and life will be hard for the shrinking number of faithful Christians.

Overall, the book is a fine articulation of the spiritual crisis afflicting the developed world. Where it falls short is in not sufficiently taking into account progressive non-Christians who are so insulated from the issues brought up in the book that they will likely dismiss Davidson’s heavily documented argument as mere “Christian nationalist” claptrap.

Except it’s not claptrap. Davidson speaks the truth and does so forcefully and directly. He’s not simply preaching to the choir, but to everyone – whether they want to hear it or not. Christians wanting to join the struggle to recapture the culture and save souls would do well to read Pagan America. Everyone else, should read the book – and reconsider which side will allow them to flourish, and which one will, ultimately, destroy them.


You may also enjoy:

Benedict XVI The end of paganism

Hadley Arkes ‘Neutrality’ as the New Paganism


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Auguste Meyrat

Auguste Meyrat is an English teacher in the Dallas area. He holds an MA in Humanities and an MEd in Educational Leadership. He is the senior editor of The Everyman and has written essays for The FederalistThe American Thinker, and The American Conservative as well as the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

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WATCH: The Netanyahu Interview, ‘We Will Do What We Have to Do’

“An important in-depth interview by  Dr. Phil of Netanyahu from which you can clearly understand the Israeli perspective. Israel is fortunate to have strong leadership at this moment in history.” – Bill Ackman


A Dr. Phil conducted a one hour interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at perhaps the most critical time in the conflict between good and evil.

Watch:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped to resolve his differences with President Joe Biden over the war in Gaza, but insisted he had “no choice” but to destroy Hamas, in an interview with talk show host Dr. Phil, which aired on Thursday night.

In an interview on the “Dr. Phil Primetime” show, taped before Biden’s threat to withhold weapons from Israel, Netanyahu said he has known the president for over 40 years and “we often had our agreements, but we’ve had our disagreements.”

The Israeli prime minister said they have overcome their disagreements in the past and he hoped “we can overcome them now.”

Netanyahu, however, insisted a ground assault on Rafah must happen—the sticking point that led to the Biden administration halting weapon supplies to Israel—as his forces have to destroy Hamas presence in the city, adding “rational-minded people understand that we don’t have a choice.”

The Israeli leader insisted that if Hamas is left intact, “they’ll take over Gaza again…they’ll do October 7…again, again and again.”

In a video statement released earlier on Thursday, Netanyahu dismissed the U.S. threat to halt weapon supplies, saying his country is prepared to stand alone and “fight with our fingernails,” if necessary.

Netanyahu said Israeli forces are doing everything they can to let the people leave Rafah, and said he hoped the two leaders would find a way to overcome their differences.

“I’ve known Joe Biden for many years, 40 years and more. We often had our agreements, but we’ve had our disagreements. We’ve been able to overcome them. I hope we can overcome them now,” Netanyahu said.
“We will do what we have to do to protect our country, and that means to protect our future. And that means we will defeat Hamas, including in Rafah. We have no other choice,” Netanyahu added.

When asked how complicit ordinary Palestinians are in the activities of Hamas. “Very much so,” Netanyahu said, pointing to the portraits of Hitler and copies of Mein Kampf found in their apartment buildings.

During the Dr. Phil interview, Netanyahu lashed out against college campus protests in the U.S. and also appeared to take a veiled shot at Biden and other world leaders who have been critical of him and Israel’s conduct in the Gaza war.

The Israeli prime minister said some world leaders privately told him Hamas needs to be destroyed, but then “when they are faced with the pressure of all this propaganda, all this madness in the campuses… they begin to fray.” Netanyahu then attacked the campus protests, saying, “When they say ‘from the river to the sea,’ that’s wipe out the State of Israel. They’re supporting genocide.”

The Israeli leader then claimed the protests reflected “a sorry state of American education…There’s a deep rot and a bankruptcy there.” When asked about antisemitism in the U.S., Netanyahu blamed “a fusion of radical Islam and the ultra-anarchist left.”

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Watch Dr. Mordechai Kedar in a heated debate on SKY News Arabic

Recently I took part in a heated debate on SKY News in Arabic about Israel and peace with its neighbors.

I am offering to speak to your congregation or organization in person or via Zoom. There is so much to hear and learn about Israel and the Middle East especially at this time and I am available to speak in person or via Zoom to your audience. List of suggested topics – below.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University
NEWSRAEL’s vice president

Kedar@newsrael.com
Phone and WhatsApp in Israel: +972-54-477-8908

List of suggested topics

Understanding Arab and Muslim Culture

1. The roots of Anti-Semitism in Islam. Why are Muslims taught to hate Jews?
2. What is the struggle over Jerusalem all about?
3. Islam – A religion at war, Sunnis vs Shi’is.
4. Islamic Radicalism – Causes, ideology, and ways to face it.
5. The Right of Return: Jews vs Muslims
6. The Other Voices in the Muslim World – My personal experience.

Israel Today

1. What are the origins of the Hamas-Israel conflict?
2. Who is Hamas? What do they really want?
3. What is the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah?
4. Can the “two state solution” resolve the conflict between the Arabs and Israel?

General Issues:

1. Jew-Hatred / Antisemitism: roots, causes and ways to deal with it.
2. Israel and the Diaspora: How to minimize the gap?
3. The European Jewry – past, present, and future predictions
4. The Muslim mass migration to Europe and its consequences and effects on the Jewish communities

Israeli Issues:

1. Understanding the Israeli Electoral System
2. What are Israel’s rights in Judea and Samaria and in the Golan Heights?
3. Israel’s Political System: Right, Center and Left
4.Pressing issues in Israel today

Israel and its neighbors

1. The strategy of USA and Russia in the Middle East
2. Israel in 2024: Achievements and Challenges
3. Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Middle East

4. Different views of peace in the Middle East
5. The challenges the world is facing from Iran – what motivates the Ayatollahs?

Jewish Topics

Sefer Bereshis – A view through the looking glass of the Middle Eastern culture

©2024. Dr. Mordechai Kedar. All rights reserved.

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The Attack on Iran’s IRGC Leaders in Damascus and the Iranian Attack on Israel: An Iranian View

Political leaders make policy based on their perceptions, not those of others. Americans/Westerners tend to believe that people who speak good English think like Americans. They don’t. Even worse, some of the West’s worst enemies speak superb English; they use this skill against us. We ignore this fact at our peril.

Javad Zarif, Iran’s then-foreign minister, bamboozled then-President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry into submitting to Iran’s demands in what began the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) —which was, in essence, American submission to Iran’s will. Zarif bragged about this in his tell-all book in Persian.

We cannot understand the attack on Iran’s senior IRGC leaders in Damascus on December 25, 2023, which many attribute to Israel, and the subsequent Iranian attack on Israel without taking the above into account.

Iranians constantly worry about a “Grand Conspiracy” (in Persian Tote-e-ye Bozorg) against them and their country. The events of the past few weeks fit perfectly into this mindset.

The Iranians ask: How did Israel know precisely when and where to eliminate Iran’s senior IRGC leadership in Syria and Lebanon?

Iranians reason: it was their erstwhile Alawite allies in Syria who run the country, i.e., President Assad.

How does Iran know this? Because the Alawites, though an offshoot of Shiism, aren’t truly allies because, while they both share the belief in the centrality of Muhammad’s cousin Ali as the central figure of their respective religions, Alawites see Ali as a god, which is anathema to Shiism. So, in the end, no matter how close they are as allies against the Sunnis, the Shiites have long suspected them as unreliable.

The Iranians reason: Assad’s people knew which Iranians were there. And Assad has been somewhat “unreliable” lately. How did Israel “get to them? Did Assad change sides?”

The Alawite-Jewish-Sunni Plot

In the 1930s and early ‘40s, Alawite leaders often saw the Jews in Palestine as an ally against the Sunnis, who then ruled Syria and were the largest group in British Palestine. Assad’s great-grandfather was one of seven Alawite leaders who signed a letter to the French rulers of Syria asking them to set up an independent Alawite State in Syria. In the letter,1 they cite the way the Sunnis were treating the Jews in Palestine as the way the Sunnis treated the Alawites in Syria. One of those Alawite leaders who signed this was the great-grandfather of Bashar Assad, the present leader of Syria.

(See below: The actual documents where the Alawites compare their situation to the Jews under Sunni/Muslim rule.)

DOCUMENT 1

DOCUMENT 2

So now, “behind the curtain (posht-e pardeh),” as they say in Persian, this supposedly “proves” the Alawite-Jewish/Israel connection.

How Did Iran’s Missile Attack on Israel Fail so Miserably?

Let’s continue the reasoning: How did? That is a miracle, even by scientific standards! Does this mean that Allah is against them? If so, what is Iran doing wrong? We have heard multiple answers to this question.

One more interesting suggestion from Iranians is that the leadership feels pushed into the corner. This fact plays into the hands of one of the ruling factions in Iran, which believes that if they provoke a conflagration with the Jews, then their Mahdi (Messiah) would come down and save them. The late Professor Bernard Lewis used to say, for them, a conflagration was an incentive, not a deterrent.

Others within the Iran regime fear an Israeli attack and do NOT want to go for broke.

Read the Writing on the Wall

But what concerned the Iranian regime even more was that Israel’s fantastic success deeply humiliated the Iranian government.

After Israel’s strike, graffiti began appearing on the streets in Iran. Though we don’t know how widespread it was, we know that the Iranian people were emboldened because they scribbled on walls asking Israel to continue striking. “You (i.e., Israel) go after the regime, and we will go out into the streets (and do the rest.)”

WRITING ON THE WALL

To complicate matters further, we have been hearing from many people in the Arab world and Iranians that there are now two opposing alliances in the Middle East:

  1. the American administration and their ally – the Iranian government.
  2. the Arab Sunni regimes (minus Qatar) and Israel.

Why do more and more Middle Easterners believe this? Because the American administration is putting massive pressure on the Israelis NOT to attack Iran’s allies – i.e., not to go into Rafah in the Gaza Strip and destroy Iran’s Hamas ally, not to go after Hizbullah, the Iranian’s fifth column in Lebanon, and, of course, not to attack Iran.

Absurd Conclusions

From the Iranian perspective, this “proves” that their view of the American-Iran alliance vs. Israel makes perfect sense.

From both an Iranian and Sunni Arab perspective, the American administration has shown that it is doing everything it can to strengthen the Iranian regime at the expense of America’s supposed ally Israel, America’s supposed Arab Sunni Allies, and finally, against the Iranian people.

Absurd? Certainly, from a Western point of view!

But it makes perfect sense to Middle Easterners.

This column originally appeared in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

©2024. . All rights reserved.

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— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —

If You Only Have Time to Read Some Select Articles:

*** Iran Mullahs Speeding Up Nuclear Weapons Program: Anyone Interested?

*** FL Bill awaiting DeSantis’ OK would end years of renewable energy policies

*** A green embargo by China will trigger a financial crisis that will implode our economy!

*** What Energy Transition?

*** NOAA Permits Wind Energy Operators to Harass and Kill Whales

*** Short Video: 1241 Wind Turbines Planned to Fence in the New Jersey Coast

*** Pile Driving Noise Survey: Technical Report

*** Study: ’Wake effect’ could drain 38% of offshore wind power

*** Once Unthinkable Nuclear Plant Revival Is a Reality in US Shift

*** ‘Gambling With The Grid’: New Data Highlights Achilles’ Heel Of One Of Biden’s Favorite Green Power Sources

*** The Looming Electrical Power Shortage

*** The H (in Hydrogen) Stands For Hype

*** University Researchers turn CO2 into sustainable power

*** Nuclear energy continues to help power N.Y. grid as renewables lag

*** Scandal over Nuclear Phase-Out in Germany: What We Know

*** Storm destroys the world’s largest floating Solar Panel Farm

*** German solar industry collapsing: unable to make solar panels from solar power

*** President Trump Did Not Incite the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

*** Trump’s Authority as President Was Curtailed Ahead of Jan. 6, Says Former Military Official

*** Trump’s NY Prosecution Is a Bogus Case by a Bogus Prosecutor

*** Tulsi Gabbard on How to Save America from Washington Elite

*** Dr. Walter Daugherity Reveals How 35,000 Illegal Votes Were Added to Democrat Totals in AZ Election

*** More Than 200,000 People On North Carolina Voter Rolls ‘Missing’ ID Numbers

*** College campus protests have a K-12 beginning

*** Florida Bans ‘Indoctrination’ In Teacher-Training Programs

*** Educators Quizzed by Congress: Many Words Said, Few Solutions Offered

*** ‘Equity’ Grading Is the Latest Educational Fad Destined To Fail

*** Defund College — It may be the only way to save America

*** Climate Ideology Ignores Science, Threatens Humanity

*** Study: Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Gases Climate Science

*** EPA’s Deceptive Climate Regulations Won’t Stand in Court

*** Climate “Reparations” Numbers Are Rigged

*** Video: The cloud thermostat is the dominant climate controlling mechanism – Dr John F Clauser

*** Short Video: Testing the CO2 Hypothesis

*** Short video: Jordan Peterson on climate

*** Judith Curry: Climate Uncertainty and Risk

*** The John Eastman Story: Haunted or Hallowed? – Most Definitely Hunted

*** How today’s antiwar protests stack up against major student movements in history

*** US Set to Regress from Modernity

*** ‘A step back in time’: America’s Catholic Church sees an immense shift toward the old ways

*** Unscientific American: Science journalism surrenders to progressive ideology

*** Stop the WHO Power Grab!

*** Found: the dial in the brain that controls the immune system

*** Don’t Let WHO Rule U.S. Healthcare

***‘One Health’ Is A Cult Based On Gaia Worship, Wicca, Neo-Paganism

*** Why Canadians Aren’t Reacting — The Strategy Used upon Canadians to Facilitate their Complete Takeover

Secondary Education Related:

*** Report: The Key to Fixing the US Education System

*** College campus protests have a K-12 beginning

*** Florida Bans ‘Indoctrination’ In Teacher-Training Programs

*** Educators Quizzed by Congress: Many Words Said, Few Solutions Offered

*** ‘Equity’ Grading Is the Latest Educational Fad Destined To Fail

My husband and I quit our teaching jobs to start our own school – we’re challenging the ‘lies’ our kids learn

The Committee That Felled University Presidents Turns Its Focus to High Schools

An interesting resource: Behavior at School

NY school spending of $30,000± led all US by record margin

Cultural Accountability: A Modest Proposal to Rebalance the Politics of K–12 Education

Higher Education Related:

*** Defund College — It may be the only way to save America

Why Must Social Workers Believe in Leftist Shibboleths?

As Universities Falter, Grifters Prosper

Artificial Intelligence:

Bill Gates wants to use AI for genetically modifying beef cows to “save the planet”

ChatGPT Pushing Propaganda and Parroting Lies about COVID-19 Injections

Greed Energy Economics:

Biden’s Green-Energy Price Shock

Economic Reality vs. Fraudulent Fantasy

Unreliables (General):

*** FL Bill awaiting DeSantis’ OK would end years of renewable energy policies

*** What Energy Transition?

*** A green embargo by China will trigger a financial crisis that will implode the US economy!

NY County towns file lawsuit against N.Y. over solar, wind farm tax methods

Wind Energy — Offshore:

*** NOAA Permits Wind Energy Operators to Harass and Kill Whales

*** Short Video: 1241 Wind Turbines Planned to Fence in the New Jersey Coast

*** Pile Driving Noise Survey: Technical Report

*** Study: ’Wake effect’ could drain 38% of offshore wind power

Offshore wind is gearing up to bulldoze the ocean

Dominion Energy wind project construction delayed by injunction issued by federal judge

British government to allow oil and gas exploration at sites intended for offshore wind

Wind Energy — Other:

*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

*** Once Unthinkable Nuclear Plant Revival Is a Reality in US Shift

*** ‘Gambling With The Grid’: New Data Highlights Achilles’ Heel Of One Of Biden’s Favorite Green Power Sources

Solar Energy:

*** Storm destroys the world’s largest floating Solar Panel Farm

*** German solar industry collapsing: unable to make solar panels from solar power

Why is solar panel manufacturing impossible without coal?

Yes, Aratina Solar Project Will Down Iconic Joshua Trees in Southern California

Nuclear Energy:

*** Nuclear energy continues to help power N.Y. grid as renewables lag

*** Scandal over Nuclear Phase-Out in Germany: What We Know

Fossil Fuel Energy:

Why Germany Is Choosing Natural Gas Over Nuclear Power

Epstein: The fossil fuel industry should defend itself against Congressional smears

Asia Embraces Coal as the U.S. Rejects It

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

From EVs to Wind Turbines, China is Winning the Clean-Energy War

The electric car carnage has only just begun

Misc Energy:

*** The Looming Electrical Power Shortage

*** The H (in Hydrogen) Stands For Hype

*** University Researchers turn CO2 into sustainable power

The carbon capture con

All-Electric Storage…for triple current US demand and consumption

People Found Dead After Discovering Free Renewable Energy

More on the Biden Administration net zero freight sector plans

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Climate Ideology Ignores Science, Threatens Humanity

*** Study: Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Gases Climate Science

*** EPA’s Deceptive Climate Regulations Won’t Stand in Court

*** Climate “Reparations” Numbers Are Rigged

Scientific Report Pours Cold Water on Major Talking Point of Climate Activists

34 Years of Flawed, Failed & Grossly Misrepresented Global Sea Level Rise Speculation

Climate Watch: Climate Catastrophes?

Biden’s Climate Emergency: Green Policies On Steroids?

Economists’ Advocacy for a Carbon Tax Is Misguided

Why the PROVE IT Act would result in carbon taxes

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Video: The cloud thermostat is the dominant climate controlling mechanism – Dr John F Clauser

*** Short Video: Testing the CO2 Hypothesis

*** Short video: Jordan Peterson on climate

*** Judith Curry: Climate Uncertainty and Risk

The climate cult reacts as its political position begins to slip

New NEPA Rules Prioritize Climate, Communities

Biden Admin Locks In Regulations Targeting Appliance Owned By ‘Almost Every US Household’

Gov. Gavin Newsom will Fiddle his Way to Rome While California Incinerates

The Cost of EPA’s Senseless CO2 Capture

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

A Bill to Ensure Fair Representation for American Citizens

Documents shed light on Biden White House meeting on voter registration with left-wing activist

Don’t let Big Tech influence the elections yet again this year

Liberals have a foreign influence hypocrisy problem

The Left’s Phony ‘Fake Electors’ Crusade Ramps Up As 2024 Election Draws Closer

‘Election Interference’: Bragg Case Gag Order Puts Unprecedented Limitations On Trump Campaign

US Election — State Issues:

*** Dr. Walter Daugherity Reveals How 35,000 Illegal Votes Were Added to Democrat Totals in AZ Election

*** More Than 200,000 People On North Carolina Voter Rolls ‘Missing’ ID Numbers

In Arizona, election workers trained with deepfakes to prepare for 2024

Voter GA Reports 1.7 Million 2020 Election Ballot Images Were Destroyed in Georgia

Misc US Politics:

*** President Trump Did Not Incite the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

*** Trump’s NY Prosecution Is a Bogus Case by a Bogus Prosecutor

*** Trump’s Authority as President Was Curtailed Ahead of Jan. 6, Says Former Military Official

*** Tulsi Gabbard on How to Save America from Washington Elite

Barack Obama, 21st-Century Schizoid Man

New Bombshell Evidence Emerges: Was Trump Set Up in Classified Docs Saga?

Censorship US:

*** The John Eastman Story: Haunted or Hallowed? – Most Definitely Hunted

TikTok’s new election integrity plan is a Trojan horse for censorship

European Politicians Declare War On Text Message Privacy

Societally US:

*** How today’s antiwar protests stack up against major student movements in history

*** US Set to Regress from Modernity

State Attorneys General Join Parents Defending Education, Independent Women’s Forum, in Landmark Lawsuit Against Biden’s Illegal Title IX Rewrite

Mounting Evidence Is Pointing To A Nightmare Scenario For The US Economy

Is it White Privilege to be Married? (Part 1)

The People Setting America on Fire

Is The Economic System Being Destroyed On Purpose?

Globalism:

*** Stop the WHO Power Grab!

Religion Related:

*** ‘A step back in time’: America’s Catholic Church sees an immense shift toward the old ways

Science:

*** Unscientific American: Science journalism surrenders to progressive ideology

Health:

*** Found: the dial in the brain that controls the immune system

*** Don’t Let WHO Rule U.S. Healthcare

***‘One Health’ Is A Cult Based On Gaia Worship, Wicca, Neo-Paganism

*** Why Canadians Aren’t Reacting — The Strategy Used upon Canadians to Facilitate their Complete Takeover

Study: Fluorescent nanoparticles present in Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola…

International/Israel/Ukraine:

*** Iran Mullahs Speeding Up Nuclear Weapons Program: Anyone Interested?

Russian troops enter U.S. base in Niger, order Americans out

What 10 Years of U.S. Meddling in Ukraine Have Wrought

Pray for the safety of the Israeli people

Latest Developments in Israel

Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation

Latest Developments in Ukraine

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Epidemic Of Prion Disease Emerging After SARS-CoV-2 And mRNA Jabs

*** Medical Coder reports on what happened during COVID

Arizona GOP declared covid injections “biological weapons”


 

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National Union of Students Has Voted to Expel JEWISH Students

This is exactly what the Nazis did.

This is worse. This is global.

Revealed: NUS delegates called for expulsion of main Jewish group

By David Rose, The Jewish Chronicle, May 08, 2024:

Delegates at a National Union of Students (NUS) conference voted in a breakout meeting to stop recognising their Jewish members’ main representative body because of its support for Israel, the JC can reveal.

The non-binding vote against the continued affiliation of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) was carried in a session at the NUS conference in Blackpool last month that began with calls to “dismantle” the Jewish state as a “racist project of colonialism”.

Lord Mann, the government adviser on antisemitism, said he was appalled by the move and promised it would not succeed.

“In the 1980s extremists started banning Jewish societies. We beat them. And today we will beat the extremists again. UJS will stand strong and proud and we will stand with UJS,” he said.

Fears that anti-Israel student activism in the UK has stepped up amid the US campus riots – with protest camps already set up at 15 universities – have prompted Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to call an emergency meeting with vice-chancellors this week to discuss what can be done to better protect Jewish students and staff.

At the Oxford protest camp, participants have been asked to agree that as a “colonised” people, Palestinians have the “right to resist against occupation”.

They have also been told they must support the Thawabit, a set of demands issued by the Palestine Liberation Organisation in the 1970s that would lead to the end of the Jewish state, including a right of return for six million Palestinian refugees and their descendants. One Jewish student was reportedly refused entry to the camp when he declined.

The anti-Israel protesters have already scored a significant victory at Goldsmiths College in London, where the university has agreed to review investment policies and its use of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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