U.S. Naval Officer Risked It All Refusing Pentagon Vaccine Order, Navy Board Unanimously Confirmed He Did the Right Thing!

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

Foreword by Fred Brownbill. Todays blog as we come towards Memorial Day is republished and all credits and links supplied. This officer is a true American. Fearless. Patriotic. Oath Keeper! God Bless him for what he did. I pray it helps others in similar positions. Attached is also another article you should find interesting where more military members are fighting back. Please make sure to hit that link too!

US Officer Risked It All Refusing Pentagon Vaccine Order, Navy Board Unanimously Confirmed He Did the Right Thing

By Warner Todd Huston

A U.S. Navy board delivered a rare rebuke to the Pentagon after finding in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine objector in a unanimous decision that questioned the lawfulness of the vaccine mandate.

The case that came before the Navy’s nine-member administrative separation board struck a blow for members of the U.S. military all across the board and could serve as a precedent — leading to the end of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Navy Lt. William Moseley has over 22 years of experience and currently works as a systems test officer on the USS Bunker Hill. He states that he has over 22 years of experience, according to his Linkedin.

Moseley wanted to refuse to take the vaccine over religious objections, but upon learning that the Pentagon was issuing blanket denials for exemptions, instead of simply filing for the exemption, he decided to take his case straight to the board, according to Just the News.

“Lt. Moseley opposes the vaccine for religious reasons and could have submitted a religious accommodation request; however, when he learned that the Navy and the other services intended to implement a blanket denial policy, he began to prayerfully consider other options,” a press release from his legal representative read.

“After consulting with legal and medical experts, he became convinced that as an officer he had an obligation to take a stand against the unlawful order and be a voice for thousands of enlisted Sailors.

“Lt. Moseley risked his 22-year-career and his military retirement because of his faith and his commitment to his oath of office as a military leader,” the statement added.

The Pentagon has ruled that members of the military who have refused the vaccine are acting insubordinate.

The board ruled on Friday in Lt. Moseley’s favor and found that he “did not commit misconduct by refusing the COVID-19 injection” and ruled “unanimously that Moseley should be retained in the United States Navy.”

Mosely’s attorney, R. Davis Younts, based the case on the fact that the government cannot force members of the military to take “experimental” medications, and therefore, the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is not a lawful order, according to Just the News.

Indeed, Younts demonstrated that the initially mandated vaccine was not an FDA-approved drug and further showed that the military has not made the FDA-approved vaccine available to military members.

Younts added that with the favorable decision “we are encouraged that the truth was revealed in this Board, and we hope this ground-breaking case sends a strong message to the Department of Defense,” according to Just the News.

Lt. Moseley could have simply accepted retirement and finished with the whole situation, but he risked being cashiered out of the service dishonorably if the board had ruled in favor of the Navy.

It appears that Moseley is the first career officer to win his vaccine case before the board.

Any officer who has held his commission for more than six years has the right to appeal decisions before the board, and fortunately for Moseley, the board’s decision on retention is binding on the service.

Younts said that the board’s new precedent “puts the Navy in an interesting position” concerning other officers — and, perhaps, even enlisted personnel — who are threatened with separation over refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Military Times, about 3,400 members of the U.S. military have been involuntarily separated from service for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Most have been given a general discharge, which allows them to retain their veteran’s benefits and allows them to rejoin the military after proving vaccination.

The U.S. military began the process of separating soldiers from the service in December 2021.

The Times added that by April the Marine Corps dismissed one percent of its forces over the vaccine, releasing 1,968 corpsmen. Further, the Navy shed .2 percent of its force with 798 dismissals, the Army separated 345 soldiers, a .07 percent loss, and the Air Force dumped 287 airmen, a .04 percent reduction of its forces.

Like Moseley, there are still some service members in each branch working their cases through the system, so more dismissals are yet to come.

This lends credence to Lt. Moseley’s contention that the Pentagon had issued a policy of blanket denials of exemptions despite tens of thousands of requests across all branches. As of the April 27, the Air Force had only handed out nine exemptions, the Marine Corps approved three, and the Army but one, the Times reported.

Written by : Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN and several local Chicago news programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a “target-rich environment” for political news.

Lastly, is the one that may cost the American taxpayers a bundle.  The below article reports that 500 military members have just sued the government for forcing them to take the clot shot that never gained full approval status.  I’m not sure how the court will deal with this one because the Ferris Doctrine generally prevents military members from suing.  If successful, however, it will come with a huge price tag for American taxpayers.

Do we even have a physically fit, battle-ready military at present.

EXCLUSIVE: Over 500 Military Service Members Sue the Government for Mandating a Vaccine that Was Not FDA Approved and Should Not Have Been Administered

Over 500 service members filed a suit against the government on Monday.  These individuals argue that the vaccine mandate forced on the military was not approved and therefore should never have been administered to the military. 

Around 520 military service members filed a suit on Monday against the government.  Their primary argument is that the vaccine mandate is illegal because there is no approved vaccine available in the US. This means that approximately 55% ( amount vaccinated since the August 23, 2021 mandate from the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) ) of the military have been vaccinated illegally and under duress.

This case comes after last week’s ruling where a Navy Officer was found innocent of wrongdoing when he didn’t take the COVID vaccine.  The Officer in the case, LT Bill Moseley, claimed he had the duty to not take the vaccine since the one administered by the military was not approved by the FDA.

©Fred Brownbill. All rights reserved.

Unbelievable What the Army is Letting ‘Woke’ Soldiers Do

My God! Now we have “compassionate reassignments” if the state soldiers are assigned to discriminates against LGBTQMxyzers.

What The Army Is Letting Woke Soldiers Do Explains Why We’ve Lost So Many Wars….

The US Army is circulating a draft policy tweak that would allow soldiers to request to move if they feel state or local laws discriminate against them based on gender, racism(?), or abortion.

The policy, dubbed “compassionate reassignment” will permit soldiers to request a transfer to a different base if they feel state or local laws discriminate against them due to their gender identity.

In effect, it would allow soldiers to declare certain states to be too racist or homophobic for them to live there.

Sources with direct knowledge of the plans said the updated guidance was drafted in response to several state laws – but before a draft of a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade was leaked.

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In a May 19th, 2022 Military.com in an article titled “Soldiers Facing Discrimination from State Laws Could Request Transfers Under Draft Army Policy” Steve Beynon reported,

The Army is circulating a draft policy tweak that would specify that soldiers can request to move if they feel state or local laws discriminate against them based on gender, sex, religion, race or pregnancy, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the plans.

The guidance, which would update a vague service policy to add specific language on discrimination, is far from final and would need approval from Army Secretary Christine Wormuth. But if enacted, it could be one of the most progressive policies for the force amid a growing wave of local anti-LGBTQ and restrictive contraception laws in conservative-leaning states, where the Army does most of its business.

The policy would ostensibly sanction soldiers to declare that certain states are too racist, too homophobic, too sexist or otherwise discriminatory to be able to live there safely and comfortably.

“Some states are becoming untenable to live in; there’s a rise in hate crimes and rise in LGBT discrmination,” Lindsay Church, executive director of Minority Veterans of America, an advocacy group, told Military.com. “In order to serve this country, people need to be able to do their job and know their families are safe. All of these states get billions for bases but barely tolerate a lot of the service members.”

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©Royal A. Brown, III. All rights reserved.

Decoration Day: A Solemn Day of Remembrance

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war … but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”  – Hermann Goering-leading member of the Nazi Party

Decoration Day, now Memorial Day is a day of solemn remembrance for those who gave their lives for our country, for all our veterans, and even for our family members who have gone before us.  It is not a weekend of bar-b-ques and the beginning of summer, yet that is what it has become.  As a child, I went with my grandparents to the cemetery with loads of flowers to be planted or put in vases on the graves of our loved ones.  It was a day of remembrance and much planning went into the care and love bestowed on those many graves.

Don’t take that from our true heroes, and now heroines.  This day belongs to them.  Honor them; they deserve it.

The following article was written when Barack Hussein Obama was America’s choice for president.  What I felt then is fitting for today and the illegitimate president who now occupies our White House.  For those new readers, there is history within that is of great importance.

There are only two holidays a year that bring me to tears.  The first is Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) and the second is Independence Day, July 4th.  Last July I wrote an article entitled Real Americans.  I told of the loss and heartbreak I felt when I saw the flags waving and heard the firecrackers.  The loss of what we once had and what we have become is overwhelming.  The same feeling is present with Decoration Day.

Decoration Day started with a commemoration to the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.  In the south, southern ladies’ groups commemorated the fallen on different days than the holiday of the north.  However, by the 20th century, all American soldiers who had fallen in war were remembered on the last Monday in May, although originally May 30th.  Decoration Day meant placing flowers on the graves of the fallen, but soon became a memorial for all family members who had passed.  Today, those who know the real meaning of the holiday visit the cemeteries not only to decorate the graves of fallen American soldiers, as well as those who served our country, but also to remember our deceased ancestors.

Decoration Day was officially changed to Memorial Day by Federal law in 1967.  On June 28, 1968, the Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30th date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.  This has no doubt changed the tenor of a day of remembrance into one of a spring-into-summer three-day weekend holiday, which has caused the solemn honor of the original commemoration to be lost.  Japanese Nisei, Daniel Inouye, Hawaii’s former Senator, and a WWII veteran had tried every year to return the holiday to May 30th.

The Memorial Day flag is to be raised briskly to the top of the pole at dawn and then lowered to half mast until noon.  This is done in remembrance.  At noon, the flag is again raised to the top of the pole for the remainder of the day.

Today, this holiday of commemoration has become one of barbeques, picnics, baseball and swimming.  It no longer is a day of solemn remembrance of our nation’s loss.  When I think of all those who have served, I remember those in my own dear family.

My maternal grandfather served in the Army as a cook in WWI.  His two sons, my mother’s older and younger brothers and my uncles, both served in WWII in Europe and in Germany respectively.  I remember my Uncle Bob telling me about how he hitchhiked across Czechoslovakia to see his cousin, Norm, who was also in the Army.

My paternal grandfather graduated from the Presidio (officer’s training) in 1917 with the Army Cavalry. I still have the humorously written program for his graduation dinner.  His degrees were in international law and French.  He married my grandmother that same year and went off to war.  His older brother was also a soldier in WWI.  In a nine-page typewritten letter my Baptist preacher and physician great-grandfather wrote to his former church in Bozeman, Montana, he mentioned how his wife worried and prayed for her two sons in France.

©Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.

Father of Shooting Victim Has a Simple 3-Point Plan to Protect Schools and it Doesn’t Ban Guns

I, like every other God loving, law abiding American grieve for the 19 children and 2 adults murdered by a mentally insane, Evil young man apparently using AR-15 style semi-auto rifles BUT the gun(s) he used did not commit these terrible crimes; he and the Devil did.

It also appears, just like the Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killings in 2018, to have been entirely preventable had School and District Administrators not been negligent.  We know from MSD case law enforcement and both the FBI and Sheriff levels were negligent as well but we the jury is still out in the case in the Texas shootings; we do know they stalled for 45 mins before a brave Border Patrol Agent took it upon himself to move in and kill the murderer.

A Dad of a child killed in FL school shooting is right below and I mentioned most of what he said during my brief presentation at WH 912 meeting Thursday night starting with “We don’t need more gun control”  Rather What we Need are:.

  •  Physically secure schools, not ones with unlocked doors and gates that shooters can easily enter classrooms thru.
  •   Armed, trained Resource Officers or Security Guards such as we have in FL in every school under the Sentinel/Guardian program
  •   Armed, trained school personnel which FL law allows but School District Administrators & most County Sheriffs have been against for no good reasons.
  •   LE standard operating procedures to run to the sound of gunfire in schools, without delay. rather than waiting to “develop the intel or the situation”
  • Better identification and care for mentally unstable people especially those known to others like medical, LE and education officials as potentially dangerous.

This is especially true when these murderers are sending threatening signals over social media.  We need the legion of leftist social media watchdogs and algorithms to be more concerned with actual threats of violence than censoring conservative speech they wrongly find to be “hateful speech” because of differences in political ideologies. Both Cruz in Florida and Ramos in Texas had sociopathic issues broadcast over social media.

We don’t need the Federal Government and the Department of IN-JUSTICE “administrative deep state” dictating unconstitutional policies and a leftist Congress or RINO State Legislators overreacting and passing laws and implementing witch hunt procedures impacting law abiding gun owners from exercising their 1st, 2nd, 4th  5th and 14th Amendment rights by mis-labeling them “domestic terrorists”, “white supremacists” etc.

This is disinformation designed to scare them from speaking out against the socialist/Marxist/communist policies of the O’Biden Administration.

Gird yourself, another round of emotionally driven, non-fact based, barrage of gun control efforts are own their way!

Father of School Shooting Victim Has 3-Point Plan to Protect Schools – And It Doesn’t Involve Banning Guns

Andrew Pollack — the father of Meadow Pollack, who was murdered in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting — said he was “so angry” after learning of Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, because it could have been prevented.

As Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have tried to use the tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 21 people to once again argue for more gun-control laws, Pollack countered that is not the answer.

“We shouldn’t be focusing on gun control now. Parents should be focused on what they can do. They could learn and educate themselves,” he told Fox News Wednesday.

“We should be looking at what we can be doing to fix these things in schools. A single point of entry. How did the intruder get into the school? It should be locked down. We need school resource officers. And it’s just terrible to think that this was all avoidable,” Pollack further stated.

The Floridian also tweeted a simple three-point plan to make the schools safer, offering what is needed is 1) an armed guard; 2) a single point of entry; and 3) teacher training.

“We send out $Billions to other countries all the time. Why not fund school safety in America?” Pollack asked.

©Royal A. Brown, III. All rights reserved.

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National Geographic Magazine Goes Woke And Falls For The Climate Change Myth

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” John F. Kennedy

It appears that National Geographic has fallen for another climate change hoax. In a May 25th, 2022 National Geographic article titled “Climate change is eroding a precious resource: sleep” Alejandra Borunda reported,

Now a new study links sleep loss—and by extension, all the problems that come with it—with climate change. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that ever-warmer nighttime temperatures, nudged higher by climate change, push bedtimes later and wake times earlier, costing us precious nighttime rest.

Sleepers tracked in the study, published last week in the journal One Earth, lost rest even in places where temperatures weren’t blazingly high, and had trouble adapting to even mildly challenging sleep temperatures. And sleep costs, the researchers warn, will rise as temperatures do, potentially costing sleepers—that is, all of us—an extra 13 to 15 days of poor sleep each year by the end of the century.

Click here to view the image that National Geographic uses for this article. If I lived in this hovel sleeping on a concrete floor, I could understand why I can’t get any sleep too.

Let me get this straight, global warming can cause you to lose sleep?

The revised and expanded third edition of Hot Talk, Cold Science by distinguished astrophysicist Dr. S. Fred Singer’s lucid, yet hard, scientific look at climate change.

Singer explores the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations on and failures of climate models, solar variability along with the effects of clouds, ocean currents, and sea levels on global climate, plus factors that could mitigate any human impact on world climate.

Singer’s masterful analysis decisively shows that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis. In fact, he finds that many aspects of increased CO2 levels as well as any modest warming, such as a longer growing season for food and a reduced need to use fossil fuels for heating, would have a highly positive impact on the human race. Further, Singer notes how many proposed “solutions” to the global warming “crisis” (like “carbon” taxes) would have severe consequences for economically disadvantaged groups and nations.

Who’s Behind One Earth?

To understand one must look at who founded One Earth. Both the founder President Justin Winters and co-founder and Deputy Director Karl Burkart of One Earth were the Executive Director  and Director of Media, Science & Technology at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation respectively. In July 2019 the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), Emerson Collective, and Global Wildlife Conservation merged. They’re now know as Earth Alliance. According to their website,

Earth Alliance, a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems – born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth.

Launched in response to a growing climate crisis and staggering loss of biodiversity threatening the stability of life on Earth, the Alliance marks a shared commitment to addressing these intertwined threats.

These are radical environmentalists with the goal to further the myth of global cooling, global warming and climate change. They are in bed with the current administration.

CNN jumped on board with this sleep loss stating,

People around the world are likely to lose 50 to 58 hours of sleep a year by 2099 due to the climate crises, a new study revealed.

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Adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The likelihood of getting less than seven hours of sleep increased by 3.5% if minimum outside nighttime temperatures exceeded 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) compared with the baseline temperature of 41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 10 degrees Celsius), the study found.

Saava.com provides this chart titled Sleep recommendations by age:

Age Group Age Range Recommended Amount of Sleep
Newborns 0-3 months old 14-17 hours of sleep
Infants 4-11 months old 12-15 hours of sleep
Toddlers 1-2 years old 11-14 hours of sleep
Pre-schoolers 3-5 years old 10-13 hours of sleep
School-aged kids 6-13 years old 9-11 hours of sleep
Teenagers 14-17 years old 8-10 hours of sleep
Young adults 18-25 years old 7-9 hours of sleep
Adults 26-64 years old 7-9 hours of sleep
Older adults 65+ years old 7-8 hours of sleep

The Bottom Line

The older you get the less sleep you need. Get it? Got it? Good.

The climate has nothing to do with it.

So who does this really impact, if anyone at all? Those who don’t have central air-conditioning. So by 2099 approximately 3.5% of you could get less sleep by sleeping in temperatures over 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Hmmmmm. How about your turn your thermostats down!

Don’t have central air-conditioning? Then you need to get it or god forbid 3.5% of you’ll will lose some sleep.

Do you see how insane this is? It’s a myth that can’t be proven until 2099.

As alarmists clamor to impose draconian government restrictions on entire populations in order to combat “climate change,” Dr. S. Fred Singer in Hot Talk, Cold Science reveals some startling, stubborn contradictory facts, including:

  • CO2 has not caused temperatures or sea levels to rise beyond historical rates.
  • Severe storms have not increased in frequency or intensity since 1970—neither have heat waves nor droughts.
  • Global change is not harming coral reefs.
  • Any increases in CO2 concentrations across huge time spans (there have been a few) haven’t preceded rising global temperatures; they’ve followed them by about six to eight hundred years—just the opposite of alarmist claims.
  • Alarmist climate scientists have hidden their raw temperature data and deleted emails—then undermined the peer-review system to squelch debate.

An thus ends this lesson on the many myths of climate change. Get to bed and get some sleep.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

The Kremlin’s Ruthless WWIII vs. American Marxism

To the memory of our heroes fighting Socialism/Communism globally.

The significance and goal of Information, I have learned from the KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov in the 1960th Russia. “The information is the most precious commodity in politics” he said. Then in the 1960th I didn’t pay attention to that definition, the importance of information came to my mind in America, when I realized that our Intelligence and the FBI had no clue about the Russian colossal Intelligence Apparatus. They had no idea about the strategy, tactics, methods, and dirty tricks of the sick minds. The absence of that knowledge has allowed Apparatus to inflict a huge damage to us with impunity. It vividly and intensely came up in the recent creation of Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board—a typical Soviet trick—the government investigates its own honesty by misinforming us…

From Stalin to Putin and Biden’s America

I have written a lot of pages about disinformation, it is the youngest sister of Stalinist Political Correctness. They have the same purpose, agenda and the methods of management. Stalinist PC was aimed at hiding and masking the Truth and replacing it with Stalinist Dogma of Socialism. Here is my definition of PC. “…Political Correctness is a Stalinist policy, driven by the political agenda, a skillfully crafted design of a quintessential system of lies, fraud, and a long-term strategy of war against Western civilization to create of One World Socialist Government under Kremlin’s rule.”  To hide or musk the Truth is the common agenda of Stalinist PC and Disinformation in America. Read my column Political Correctness and the Socialist Revolution in America October 31, 2019

Elon Musk is right: Truth is the first casualty in politics. Yes, Truth has become the first casualty a hundred years ago with establishment of Soviet Socialism by Joseph Stalin. I am talking about Stalinist Socialism, which I called Soviet Fascism. History is the Mother of all sciences and talking about Marxism in America, you at list should know Marxist Theory. I know it and want you to read the general postulates of the Theory, where Marx identified in detail the tasks, agendas, and ways to achieve them two hundred years ago as follows:

  • First, developing the tasks and agenda—“overthrowing the capitalist economic system and establishing socialism” as a basis for the creation of a classless communist society in the future.
  • Second, the strategy to fulfill the tasks and agenda—through world revolution.
  • Third, the world revolution would occur under the leadership of the proletariat. “Proletariats of the world unite!” was their slogan.
  • Fourth, Marxist theory was to be limited to industrially developed European countries.

First, the Theory identifies and recognized the plan and agenda—“overthrowing the capitalist economic system and establishing socialism.” Moreover, the Theory repeated its requirement in the fours postulate: Pay attention to Marx’s fourth postulate. It is perhaps the only logical and economically sustainable position, that is, “Marxist theory can be applied only to industrially developed European countries.” Russia was an agricultural country and therefore had to be categorically excluded from the possibility of “overthrowing the capitalist economic system and establishing socialism” Ironically, it has happened despite Marx’s first and fourth postulates: the first Socialist Revolution took place in Russia in October 1917. On the contrary to Marx by using and perverting Marxist rhetoric to further his ends, Joseph Stalin created his own ideology and established a criminal syndicate, a totalitarian machine called Soviet Socialism.

The leader of the Russian Socialist Revolution, Vladimir Lenin has known Marx’s postulates and stated that Russia as an agricultural country can’t proceed the Marxist way: he stated that “we will go the other way.” He died in 1924 and Joseph Stalin usurped an unlimited power in Russia. The building of Stalinist Soviet Socialism began with ruthless methods against the opposition of White Army in the 1920th. The same methods and tactics had been applied against the entire population. You can read about the horror committed by Stalinist Law Enforcement and Intelligence in my book: What is Happening to America? The Hidden Truth of Global Destruction, updated and republished in 2022.

As a person who had studied Marxism-Leninism and lived half of my life under Soviet Socialism, I am writing about that Stalinist Socialism for the last thirty years. As a former Soviet attorney, I know how it had been constructed and implemented by Stalinist brutal forces in the 1930th throughout the 11 time zones of the USSR. In 1960th those who had survived the notorious viciousness of Stalinist Intelligence and escaped the slaughter, came to my office with their horrific stories. Those were the same stories that have changed George Orwell’s mindset in politics. The following decades have not changed a lot in Russia; they brought to power Stalin’s devoted disciple Vladimir Putin and his notorious KGB mafia/Army. Read my previous column about George Orwell and his masterpieces books that had been a result of the information from Stalinist Soviet Socialism…

Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ put on hold for now and the Disinformation Czar resigned. Yet, we have multiple crises at home and abroad. Don’t be surprised, they all have derived from the same cause and the same source—Russia. America witnessed the Socialist Revolution orchestrated by Putin’s KGB Mafia/Army and nobody understands and reacts accordingly to stop it today. Where is the FBI, where are all 17 Intelligence agencies? The answer to the questions is simple: Neither of them knows Russia, her Intel, which has been spreading the ideology of Soviet Socialism for the last hundred years. As a former Soviet defense attorney, I had known it would come to America and I warned you in my writings for the last thirty years…

The Pentagon now declassified a report researching UFOs for sixty years and had no answer to the main query: whether it is a physical object or not. I think, this is a result of the Intel’s incompetence, they don’t know enemy and called them the Radical Left. Very wrong! I have been writing about Socialist Charlatans for the last twenty years and the proper name of the Radical Left is Socialist Charlatans. Had our Intel know Russia’s dirty tricks, it would grasp the essence of the term and find the answer for many other Russia’s crimes in America. For example, shooting by the mentally ill minors and adults during the last twenty years. As a result of that incompetence the violence rages across America. I have been writing in detail about criminality committed by Russia and its Intelligence. I have used the term KGB Mafia/Army, it signifies the entire Russian Intel and its dirty tricks. That knowledge is a must for politicians, all Americans, and definitely for the FBI members and Intelligence community…

Just count numerous wars America has experienced during the last several decades: culture war, war on drugs, war on human trafficking, war on Christianity, war on the police, war on oil and gas industries, abortion’s war, war on “White Supremacy,” war on parents, war on the Supreme Court, and war on babies. Those wars are the numerous fronts of the same Kremlin’s Ruthless WWIII waged by different methods including disinformation. We have many types of Socialist Charlatans operating from different locations, deliberately misleading us and there thousands if not millions of them in our midst. BLM proudly admitted “we are trained Marxists.” This is a clear lie to divert your attention from the real culprits—the KGB Mafia/Army, follow the money. Some Socialist Charlatans operate from our Congress, like the “Squad,” some from the current administration like Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete or Joe Biden. To win they might even cancel the upcoming midterm election.

I have followed Joe Biden and his actions since 2013-2014, when Obama assigned him as a point man for Ukraine. My several columns have been describing his activities in Ukraine. Biden was on the side of old corrupt Ukraine and he collaborated with Vladimir Putin to suffocate the young Ukrainian democracy. Just read his own declaration on “quid-pro-quo” with $1 Billion of American money to fire the prosecutor investigating Hunter. Then, twelve years ago, he was in his right mind and exposed himself by helping Putin. Biden is now have no capacity to run the country. In my opinion, his old staff consisting of Obama’s holdover and the bad actors from the KGB is running America. Just watch how the staff walked back Biden’s remark on Taiwan. I don’t trust any of them. They are spending our money to bankrupt us. I think that our economic decline has been deliberately planned since the first day of Biden’s team by sabotaging the supply chain—a wonder of Capitalism.

The issue of Biden’s staff concerns me greatly. This is the same staff that served him at the time of his collaboration with Putin in Ukraine. Biden’s economic policy has inextricably connected to his foreign policy: the war in Ukraine has a global implication. Therefore, the motivation of Biden’s team must be checked and analyzed, we are dealing with Socialists/Communists waging WWIII against Capitalism. I suspect that the policy for Ukraine had been shaped according to my column on February 28, 2022. Biden’s staff is monitoring my computer and has changed Biden’s State of The Union Speech on the next day, March 1, 2022. After reading my column, they decided to use the Ukraine war to cover-up their crime–the Dems leadership’s collaboration with Russian Intelligence. Read my column Face to Face with Soviet Fascism, April 4, 2022.

Stalinist Postulate–The Arms of Democrat’s Leadership

Stalinist main postulate was known to all Soviet people, it sounds very simple: “never admit crime committed, instead accuse the opponent of that exact crime.”   That precise action has been done by the Democrat Party to Republicans in America. It started with the KGB Mafia/Army production of the Trump/Dossier, described by me as a Falshivka, a fraud in 2017. The Democrats who don’t like America First, immediately joined the war against Republican/Trump accusing him of Russian collusion. The radical hoax has become a reality, Trump was a convenient target. I had known the dynamics of the story then in 2017, but you didn’t know that the Dems had followed Stalinist postulate-order, because they had had the monumental Russian collusion by themselves. Bill Barr didn’t know it either. That is why the Durham investigation was a necessity. The shocking news is available today and the Clintons are behind both Hoax against Republicans.

The Durham probe reveals valuable information: a collusion going on from the Clinton campaign to the Media. Hillary personally approved dissemination of the Trump/Russia Hoax. The former campaign manager Roby Mooch testified to that. The Russian “Operation Disinformation” was brought by the Dems to America. Now it is very evident that Clinton’s campaign scandal is the media scandal like Hunter-lab-top story—a deliberate, deceptive and calculated criminal disinformation against the Republicans and American Constitutional republic. I recognized it as the same disinformation like in Soviet Russia aimed at the opposition. We saw Truman’s Party transformation to Socialist Party and implementation of Socialism in America—from Bill Clinton and Obama to Biden’s America. James Sullivan is proof of that—Biden’s team continues implementation of Socialism in America today. The court should read My Conversation with Rush Limbaugh, February 20, 2021

If you ask what force has developed this transformation, you should read my preceding column about Socialist Charlatans built by the KGB Mafia/Army in America, like it has been done in all Socialist countries of the “Axis of Evil,” changing policy through bureaucracy. To understand Stalinist Soviet Socialism and its leadership, just compare Biden’s family in America to Kim Jong-un’s family in the North Korea. To control and power over the population, Socialist dictator Kim Jong-un keeps the people in misery. Analyze the policy and actions of Joe Biden since the first day of his presidency and you will be surprised learning the same direction in Biden’s America to make Americans poorer and the same covering-up of the crime had committed by his family—the patterns of Stalinist Socialism.

The list of major achievements of the KGB Mafia/Army in America I offered in my preceding column. You can now learn about Soviet Socialism in America and its epic effect on all aspects of our lives. Russian Intelligence has been infiltrating our midst and the world for the last hundred years implementing Soviet Socialism. The forces of the “Axis of Evil” are firmly involved in the Kremlin’s WWIII. Remember this: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within.” Abraham Lincoln. I admit the quotation may have other words, but the meaning is obvious—threat to be destroyed from within. We have that exact environment and continuation of the school shooting in May 2022 America today…

It is a torture to see devastating parents in the school and hear their desperate voices. It is even worse to see the pictures of alive and smiling children, killed in the horrific shooting in the TX elementary school. The entire country is shaken to its core and people ask: What’s happening to our country? I know our country experiences social and cultural breakdown. There will be a thorough investigation of the crime, but only the people who have read my books or columns will be able to answer all questions. I have been writing about the school shooting since the shooting in Columbine in 1999. The shooting by mentally ill people has never stopped; hundreds innocent children and adults have been killed. We can only guess the mental state of the killer. Why does it happen in Texas? Because we are at war!  All of that could’ve been prevented by reading about the Russian Intelligence Apparatus reported by me.

That didn’t happen, because after the publication of my first book, the FBI submitted my name to the FISA Court to make me a “foreign agent” in 2002–my writings have been banned… There is no coincidence that today a Federal Court investigates the Trump/Russia probe and Clinton’s role in it for decades. All my books were dedicated to that exact subject by reporting the criminal activities of the KGB Mafia/Army working in concert with the Dems leadership and converting the Party to Socialist Party. Not knowing that information, we are not ready to fight the Kremlin’s WWIII or January 6 Commission—both are inextricably connected. Read my column: The Stalinist’s Now Run America January 1, 2022

My fellow Americans!

The Democrat Party doesn’t like America the Beautiful and a unique and brilliant design of our political system left to us by our Founding Fathers. All three branches of our government are now run by the Democrats and we are witnessing the constant ‘transition’ of our political system and the battles against Republicans. I haven’t changed my mind, but I leave to you the final Judgement on the ideology discussed in my writings. Whether it is Socialist Revolution the Democrats manufactured for decades in America? Or, is it a merger of the government bureaucracy with big tech into a Fascist Regime in America?

Be ready for the 2022 “summer in rage.” There will be more violent and brutal riots than the “summer in love” of 2020. The forces exercising the riots are the same—Socialist Charlatans in cahoots with the KGB Mafia/Army. Watch the theatrical performances of the Dems like Pelosi, Schumer, Beto, Joe, Liz and Debby lying arrogantly, agitating the mob… Remember also, Afghanistan now is the member of the “Axis of Evil” under the Russian umbrella and Putin’s war in Ukraine can create a global food shortage for years… We are facing a monumental threat to our republic…

My friends! It is now or never! Save America the Beautiful!

Freedom’s torch is yours!

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

Biden Admin: K-12 Schools Must Put Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms To Get Federal Lunch Money

If only Democrats worked as hard as hardening school security and providing armed police than they do endangering our girls…..

Biden Admin: K-12 Schools Must Put Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms To Get Federal Lunch Money

By: Joy Pullman, The Federalist, May 26, 2022:

K-12 schools must allow boys into girls’ private areas to obtain federal funds for lunches, breakfasts, and snacks, the Biden administration announced this month. A U.S. Department of Education spokesman told The Federalist the Biden administration’s press releases from several agencies announcing this policy will be followed by formal rulemaking in June.

“It seems to be playing politics with feeding poor kids, which is really unfortunate,” John Elcesser, executive director of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association, said via phone amid weeks of attempting to sort out these new demands with government officials on behalf of private schools in his state. “Because if a school feels like they cannot participate because it’s in conflict with their mission or values, if a religious exemption is not granted, you’re taking away a program that’s feeding low-income kids.”

Before many schools shut down in response to Covid-19, the National School Lunch Program fed nearly 30 million kids every school day, in approximately 100,000 public and private schools and residential care facilities.

Under this new demand, establishments that accept any federal food funding, including food stamps, must also allow males who claim to be female to access female private spaces, such as showers, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. Such organizations must also follow protocols such as requiring staff to use inaccurate pronouns to describe transgender people and allowing male staff to dress as women while on the job.

Religious institutions, however, qualify for a waiver exempting them from these requirements, said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Greg Baylor in an interview Monday. According to the 1972 Title IX law, he said, religious institutions don’t have to file any paperwork to be exempt, although they can if they wish.

Baylor noted, however, that publicly affirming a commitment to sexual reality by seeking an exemption acknowledgment from federal agencies may assist extremist pressure campaigns. The activist group Human Rights Campaign’s blueprint for the Biden administration pushed for narrowing religious exemptions for multiple federal regulations and for the administration to “out” individuals and institutions who request such exemptions.

The Biden administration appears to be following that blueprint closely. According to Elcesser, USDA officials are telling schools to file paperwork to be exempt, although the Title IX law says that’s an option but not required. The USDA confirmed that to The Federalist Tuesday with this emailed statement: “Organizations may request a religious exemption by submitting a written declaration to the Secretary of Agriculture identifying the provisions that conflict with a specific tenet of the religious organization.”

Government schools can receive no exemption. At best, parents and taxpayers can urge school districts to not comply while inevitable lawsuits over the Biden administration’s interpretation work through courts for years.

“The Biden administration is grossly extending the Bostock holding where it does not belong. Like many of the Biden administration’s power grabs, this imposition transgresses areas of proper state and local authority. As the principal guardians of federalism, state attorneys general have the ability to combat such overreach where it injures state functions,” Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, a Republican, told The Federalist in a statement.

Even if this regulation is ultimately overturned by one means or another, millions of American children will be forced to eat their school lunches with a side of sexual politics.

“There is a lot of harm that comes from inflicting this interpretation of Title IX on public schools and private schools that are not eligible for the exemption,” Baylor said. In Loudoun County, Virginia, in 2021, a young woman was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by a young man granted access by the district’s transgender policies.

Parents have told The Federalist that their daughters no longer use the bathrooms or locker rooms at their public schools because they don’t feel safe there. Many parents are finding after the fact that school districts are helping their children live as the opposite sex and hide that from their families.

“Some percentage of school districts want to be told by the federal government that they have to implement gender ideology,” Baylor observed. “If anyone complains, they can say, ‘We’re just doing what they told us. Go blame Joe Biden, not me.’”

As Biden promised to do while campaigning, his administration is pushing sexual confusion on as many institutions as it can. This aim has gotten a huge boost from the 2020 Supreme Court decision Bostock v. Clayton County, an unconstitutional ruling that gives this extremist sexual agenda a legal fig leaf. That 5-4 decision clinched by President Donald Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, however, concerned sex differences not in education but employment……

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The Key to the Uvalde Massacre is: The Critical Importance of One Brave Good Guy with a Gun

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ― Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle

We have read numerus articles and watched dozens of video interviews about the Uvalde Massacre and we have come to the conclusion that in every case of a mass school shooting it’s critical to stop the bad guy with a gun immediately.

To stop a bad guy with a gun you must have a good guy with a gun who’s willing to go into the breech and use it to save lives.

One of the videos that was of great interest to us was done on CNN with Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez.

On CNN’s Situation Room interview Lt. Olivarez clearly states,

In the active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life. But also, one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots. They are receiving gunshots.

At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could have been shot, they could have been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school.

This was followed by a tweet that raises a serious issue.

And these tweets:

This single tweet by Alexandra-Ocasio Cortez says it all.

The Bottom Line: Cultural rot has consequences

Vice.com reported:

It’s now clear that crucial minutes ticked by—around an hour—as police stood outside Robb Elementary while the gunman, Salvador Ramos, went on a killing spree inside a fourth-grade classroom. Dozens of Border Patrol agents did respond to support local officers, but it was a four-man team of tactical agents who went in together. And while their actions were undoubtedly heroic, one witness, a 10-year-old boy, has come forward to say the cops inadvertently helped the gunman identify another victim to shoot.

[ … ]

At a press conference Thursday, Victor Escalon, South Texas regional director for the Department of Public Safety, said that after an initial exchange of gunfire with the gunman as he entered the school and traversed the hallways, the initial police officers on the scene retreated and called for backup, including a Border Patrol tactical team. “Approximately an hour later,” Escalon said, Border Patrol agents arrived and killed Ramos. Escalon said there was “a lot of gunfire in the beginning” and that officers were subsequently “kept at bay” by additional shots.

It is past time to stop making public schools gun free zones. This only makes it easier for those like Salvador Ramos to do what he did. But  worse than that it was the inaction of local police that lead inextricably to more children be killed.

As Vice.com noted,

CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Patrol] responded immediately to the incident with local law enforcement,” Magnus said. “Many of our local CBP personnel live in Uvalde; they call this community home, and they work to protect their families, friends and neighbors every single day. We continue to coordinate closely with our federal, state and local partners in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy.”

Border Patrol agents are undoubtedly part of the fabric of the community in Uvalde, located about 70 miles east of the Del Rio port of entry on the Mexican border.

It is now more and more critical to have public, private and parochial schools defended by trained and armed individuals on campus at all times. Be it teachers, administrators, private security companies, local law enforcement or even parents.

It is clear that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun ever present.

Today, if it wasn’t for the Second Amendment we the people would not be able to defend ourselves, our children, our families and our schools and places of worship from the likes of Salvador Ramos.

America and the world needs more good men with rifles.

Live free and armed or die.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.


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A Cult of Evil: Barack Hussain Obama’s Tweet From Hell

Idolatry: The worship of a cult image or “idol” as though it were God.

Before and since the Uvalde Massacre there has been an ongoing effort to idolize criminals and criminality. It was a tweet, below, from Barrack Hussein Obama about the Uvalde Massacre that helps understand who and what is important to him and by inference the entire Democrat Party.

In one tweet Obama has chosen a black convicted felon over the police. By doing so he also chosen lawlessness over the rule of law.

Here is Jason Whitlock’s take on cops at the Uvalde Massacre school shooting stating in a tweet, “When your culture makes George Floyd the hero, real heroes stand down. Cultural rot has consequences.”

Watch Jason explain what is happening to our young boys and men.

This single tweet by Jason Whitlock and video say everything you need to know about Barrack Hussein Obama, the current policies of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., his administration and goals of the Democrat Party.

What Obama has done is make it a priority to demonize the police while elevating a convicted felon into a cult idol. If you are black and a criminal then you’re idolized by the likes of Barack Hussein Obama. This fits the narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement and their goal to instill the myth that black lives matter more than any and all other lives.

Their combined messaging is that no matter how evil blacks are the police far are worse.

They’re worse because they arrest blacks for crimes that they have committed and in doing so some resist arrest and must be forcibly restrained. This was what happened with George Floyd.

Therefore ipso facto Floyd by being black, a felon, and dying while being restrained is elevated to the status of a black god.

The elevation of those like Floyd have the effect of now elevating one race as not jut superior to but to a godlike status. It’s a clear message to police across America, arrest a black man or woman at your own risk.

Here is a tweet by Socialist Democrat Alexandra-Ocasio Cortez with a reply from Candice Owens that explains the evil incarnate in the Democrat Party.

If I were against law and order

Democrats Introduced Bill to Get Police Out of Schools – Despite Slaughtered Children

If I were against law and order and didn’t care about the deaths of the 19 children and 2 adults massacred by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos I would:

  1. Make public schools gun free zones and not allow principals, law enforcement officers, teachers to be trained and armed to defend themselves and their students.
  2. I would use every school shooting to make America a gun free zone, using the myth that guns kill people, not evil people kill people.
  3. I would use people like Golden State Warriors basketball Coach Steve Kerr who “joined dozens of Oakland Unified School district parents and students who are calling for the district to dismantle its internal police force.”
  4. I would shout from the roof tops and in front of news cameras and from the school house to the White House “gun control, gun control, gun control and more gun control.”
  5. I would use filmmakers like Michael Moore to state on television, “We will not acknowledge that we are a violent people, to begin with. This country was birthed in violence with genocide of the native people at the barrel of a gun. This country was built on the backs of slaves with a gun to their backs to build this country into the country that we got to have. We do not want to acknowledge or two original sins here that have a gun behind the ability behind our ability to become who we became.”
  6. I would create a black idols like racist propagandist Joy Reid who called for Canada, and Mexico to build walls in response to U.S. mass school shootings.
  7. Then I would get actors like Rob Reiner to blame the killing of innocent children by a deranged boy on my political opponents. I would put these word into Reiner’s mouth, “The blood of every child that dies of gun violence in this country is on the hands of the Republican Party.”
  8. Of course, I would have my evil servant from CNN Wolf Blitzer to state without proof that guns are “weapons of mass destruction” and are too easy to get in America. “Every time there is an incident like this, you hear about efforts to deal with mentally unstable people who can certainly go out there and buy a weapon of mass destruction, go out there and buy a gun or rifle or some sort of assault-type weapon and go to there and eventually start killing wonderful, wonderful, people,” Blitzer blathered for me, the devil.
  9. I would have the president of these United States call for totally disarming American citizens while the blood of the 19 Uvalde, Texas children is still fresh, the flags at half staff and their young  bodies not yet put in consecrated ground.
  10. Finally, I would have Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. unveil his Anti-Policing Policy on May 25, 2022, the 2nd anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Just a few days after a boy named Salvador Ramos massacred 19 children and two teachers.

The Bottom Line

Worshiping evil doers and making a cult image as though it were god in the black community will have the continuing effect of more crime the black communities. For example in these top five deadliest cities:

  1. St. Louis, Missouri with 64.54 murders per 100,000 residents,
  2. Baltimore, Maryland with 58.27 murders per 100,000 residents,
  3. Birmingham, Alabama with 50.62 murders per 100,000 residents,
  4. Detroit, Michigan with 41.45 murders per 100,000 residents,
  5. and Dayton, Ohio with 34.18 murders per 100,000 residents.

We have a crime and mental health problem in America.

Robert Hutchinson in a May 20, 2022 column titled “America Has a Crime and Mental Health Problem, Not a White Supremacy Problem” wrote:

Within hours of the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting on May 14 that claimed the lives of ten innocent black people, top Democratic officials were already citing the incident as proof that the number one social problem facing America is “white supremacy” and “white nationalism.”

The reason: the mentally ill Buffalo shooter, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, in addition to being openly racist against black Americans, also objected to unrestricted mass immigration and said so in a rambling 181-page manifesto on the subject.

The problem is, upwards of 60 percent of Americans – including Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders until about 2015 – have voiced concerns about open border policies, such as those now being openly implemented by the Biden Administration.

Hutchinson then pointed out the following massacres:

  • In 2017, a far-left Democrat and supporter of Bernie Sanders, James Hodgkinson, opened fire on a couple of dozen Congressional Republicans during softball practice, seriously wounding Representative Steve Scalise and lobbyist Mike Mika. Yet at no point did members of the Democratic Party or the corporate media begin clamoring for investigations into the dangers of socialism or of far-left Democratic Party activism.
  • Just a year earlier, a deranged black nationalist and Black Lives Matter supporter named Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers in Dallas. Armed with a Saiga AK-74 assault rifle, the Afghanistan veteran was able to shoot five officers dead and wounded nine others in the deadliest incident against law enforcement since 9/11. Yet there was not a single report on CNN and NBC News calling for investigations into the openly racist ideology behind Black Lives Matter or into the black nationalism that Johnson espoused.
  • In 2019, 24-year-old Connor Betts shot and killed nine people and wounded 17 others in Dayton, Ohio – an incident the media labeled as an act of racist white supremacy. The problem was, investigations quickly revealed that Betts was an avowed Satanist and supporter of far-left Antifa who hated Donald Trump and urged all his friends to vote only for Democrats.

The conclusion is that its not white supremacy or a gun, its the idolatry of some to further a political agenda.

It’s all about the cultural rot that has taken hold in our nation and its consequences.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.



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Are You Ready to Pay the Price of Equity and Equal Outcomes?

Monday is Memorial Day when we honor all military members who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.  Unfortunately, the Army just lowered its physical fitness standards, a move critics say will get more U.S. soldiers killed.

Too many women were failing the physical fitness test under so-called “gender-neutral” standards, meaning identical requirements for men and women.  So the Army reinstated sex-norming, creating a different test with lower standards for women and older men.  They have to pick up less weight and get more time to complete a run. Senator Tom Cotton called the new test a “fiasco” that will “get people killed.”   That may be an overstatement, because the new test just measures basic physical fitness and does not change the additional requirements for combat roles or specialized jobs. However, there is already indication that’s what’s coming next.  Earlier this year, a whistleblower accused the Air Force of fudging physical fitness standards for a female candidate so she could make it through Special Tactics training.  Senator Cotton and other critics have a point when they highlight the Pentagon’s preoccupation with ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ and ‘fairness’ for women.  How would you like to be in combat alongside someone who you know didn’t really meet the standards to be there?

Lowering standards in the name of diversity or some other value is also going on outside the military. Critics say the preoccupation with diversity has damaged science and will ultimately mean fewer scientific discoveries in the future.  Democrats in Maryland want to keep police from removing homeless camps on public property.  Critics say the bill encourages law-breaking and vagrancy.

But nowhere is the lowering of standards more apparent than in education.

California is taking another stab at Woke Math which, like the first version, still lowers standards in the name of promoting racial justice and equal outcomes.

The California University System wants to do away with grades because students don’t all start in the same place and ‘equity’ must be served.

‘Equity’ was the battle cry of a high school principal in San Diego who eliminated racial disparities in honors classes by doing away with the classes altogether. Who did this hurt? Minority students who excel and will now have a harder time getting into top schools.

Some high schools in Colorado are doing away with class valedictorians. Learning is not a competition, they say, and all students can learn at high levels.  Following that logic, they should make every student valedictorian. Beats a participation trophy, doesn’t it?

The American Bar Association wants to do away with the LSAT law school entrance exam to increase diversity.   That’s funny.  MIT is bringing back standardized testing requirements to find talent and identify disadvantaged students, who with a little help, could be ready for MIT.

Georgetown Law, my alma mater, is changing its Property class to focus on structural racism and cultural appropriation.  Good luck passing the bar exam or serving your clients well if all you know is a bunch of Woke drivel.

A Seattle school has a new disciplinary policy which considers race when handing out punishments for breaking the rules.  Critics say this will lead to whites being punished more frequently and severely so the schools can even up the numbers of each racial group getting disciplined.

Thanks to new race-based admissions policies, Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia – formerly one of the top high schools in the country – is now reduced to offering remedial education and tutoring at the 8th-grade level to entering students.  TJ used to be an elite school for smart kids.  No more.

Students benefit more from higher expectations than from lower standards, including minority and low-income students.  That’s a fact.  So, when Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke tells you lowering standards is essential for promoting diversity in college classrooms, she is leading you astray.

As the stories I’ve told you today show, the mindless preoccupation with diversity is a good way to damage science, hold minorities back from being all they can be and, maybe, even get soldiers killed.  If we did a poll, I bet we would get a lot of support for lowering standards if diversity is the only goal.  But if we changed the poll question to ‘do you support an exclusive focus on diversity given all the drawbacks that will have and all the damage it will do,’ I bet support would drop significantly.  It’s easy to say ‘I want free ice cream,’ but not so easy when you factor in rotten teeth and expensive trips to the dentist.    It’s time to end the exclusive preoccupation with diversity and bring things into better balance.  MIT is showing the way.

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A Gallon of Gas Now Costs More Than the Federal Minimum Wage in These US Cities

High fuel prices are a painful reminder that there’s a price to overlooking secondary consequences, even in a country as wealthy as the United States.

As nearly 40 million Americans prepare to travel for Memorial Day weekend, they’re confronted with an unpleasant reality: gasoline prices are through the roof.

Last week, for the first time ever, gas prices topped $4 in every single state. On Wednesday, Florida hit a new record high—$4.57 a gallon. That’s a lot, but it pales in comparison to California, where the average price per gallon was $6.06 as of Monday. In some parts of the Golden State, however, prices are even much higher.

A CBS News article published Tuesday pointed out that the price of a gallon of gas at many California service stations was higher than the federal minimum wage. According to GasBuddy, the following locations were $7.25+.

Chevron at 901 N. Alameda St. in Los Angeles: $7.83 a gallon

Chevron at 51557 US-395 in Lee Vining: $7.39 a gallon

Chevron at 712 North CA-127 in Shoshone: $7.39 a gallon

Shell at 453 Main St. in Bridgeport: $7.39 a gallon

Valero at 377 Main St. in Bridgeport: $7.35 a gallon

Mobil at 8489 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles: $7.29 a gallon

Shell at 51424 US-395 in Lee Vining: $7.29 a gallon

Mobil at 22 Vista Point Drive in Lee Vining: $7.29 a gallon

Chevron at 3600 Alameda Drive in Menlo Park: $7.25 a gallon

Many people would look at the figures above and come to a simple conclusion: the federal minimum wage needs to be increased!

Unfortunately, it’s precisely that kind of economic thinking that landed Americans with $7.25 gasoline.

The urge to mandate “good” things and ban “bad” things is at the root of many of the greatest problems facing America today. Both of these actions share a common, unwelcome bedfellow: unintended consequences.

The historian Niall Ferguson has noted that “the law of unintended consequences is the only real law of history”—and for good reason. It’s an idea that stretches back to philosopher John Locke, economists Adam Smith and Frédéric Bastiat, and beyond.

When politicians raise the minimum wage, the intended consequence is clear: a higher wage for workers. The unintended consequences get less attention: less employment, higher consumer prices, reduced benefits, and in many cases lower compensation for workers.

Similarly, when politicians kill oil pipelines, restrict fracking, cancel drilling leases, and pass a slew of energy regulations that can hardly be counted, the intended consequence is (sort of) clear: less reliance on fossil fuels. The unintended consequences, however, are painful: higher energy prices.

This is why the great writer Henry Hazlitt, the author of Economics in One Lesson, said it was imperative to consider the secondary consequences of a given action, something people often fail to do.

“This is the persistent tendency of men to see only the immediate effects of a given policy, or its effects only on a special group,” Hazlitt wrote in his seminal work, “and to neglect to inquire what the long-run effects of that policy will be not only on that special group but on all groups. It is the fallacy of overlooking secondary consequences.”

High gas prices won’t stop my family from enjoying our annual Memorial Day mini-vacation.

We’ll be traveling to Appleton, Wisconsin for some R&R with friends and family. There will be lots of swimming, cornhole, meat sizzling on the grill, and some cold, frothy beverages for the adults. But we’re in the fortunate position; we don’t feel gasoline prices as much as the average American family. My wife and I both work and are in our prime earning years. Our cars and student loans are paid off. The kids are all out of daycare.

But I wonder how many families around the country will struggle to fill that tank this Memorial Day weekend, and how many might have to skip their vacation altogether because they just can’t make ends meet.

It makes me sad to think about it, frankly.

Still, it’s a good reminder that even in a country like the USA, which has so much, there’s a price to pay for overlooking secondary consequences. It’s also a good reminder that bans and mandates are not the path to a prosperous future.

Jon Miltimore

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Truckers Speak Out over Proposed Rule That Could Impose Speed Limits as Low as 60 MPH on Rigs

If you’ve ever been stuck behind a transport truck on a highway, you know how annoying it can be. The worst part is when trucks are trying to pass each other. A line of cars builds up behind them as they drive side-by-side for what seems like an eternity.

That problem may be about to get a whole lot worse in the coming years. On April 27, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice of Intent stating they are planning to pursue new rules that would require the use of speed limiters for trucks. The limiters would be set up on a truck’s internal computer and would make it impossible for the driver to exceed a certain maximum speed.

“The National Roadway Safety Strategy identified speed as a significant factor in fatal crashes and speed management as a primary tool to reduce serious injuries and fatalities,” the FMCSA said in the Notice. “FMCSA is moving forward with this rulemaking because of concerns about the number of CMV [Carrier Motor Vehicle] crashes and fatalities traveling at high speeds…The rule will help reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways.”

The Notice of Intent does not propose what the maximum speed should be. It’s still early in the process, and at this point the FMCSA is mostly looking for public comments on the idea.

There is one hint about what it might be, however. April’s Notice of Intent is a follow-up on a similar proposal made back in 2016, and that proposal sought comments on maximum speeds of 60, 65, and 68 miles per hour, so it’s likely the FMCSA is thinking of something in that ballpark.

The reaction to the Notice has been mixed. Some industry groups are applauding the agency for taking action, but others are raising concerns.

“Studies and research have already proven what we were all taught long ago in driver’s ed classes, that traffic is safest when vehicles all travel at the same relative speed,” said Todd Spencer, president of the ​​Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). “Limiting trucks to speeds below the flow of traffic increases interactions between vehicles which can lead to more crashes.”

Spencer also noted that traffic congestion caused by slow trucks could become a much bigger problem under the new rule.

There are also other concerns with the proposed rule beyond safety and congestion. As trucker Jaxon Allen explains in an Instagram video, mandated speed limiters would likely have a negative impact on supply chains, because trucks would take longer to reach their destination. Of course, having to go a few miles per hour slower doesn’t sound like much, but the extra time for trips would add up. Truckers’ wages may also take a hit, since they wouldn’t be able to cover as many miles.

So, are speed limiters a good idea? Is 60 or 65 or 68 mph the right limit? It’s tempting to take a side on these questions, but there’s a more fundamental question here that needs to be asked first. Namely, who should get to decide?

The current decision mechanism, where the bureaucrats at the FMCSA make the call, has a serious problem. Since bureaucrats look good when roads are safer and get blamed when there are more accidents, they have an incentive to be cautious (we’ll assume, for the sake of argument, that imposing speed limiters would in fact make roads safer). The problem is, they have no counterbalancing incentive to consider opposing concerns like efficiency or congestion. They lose nothing if traffic congestion becomes intolerable or if supply chains get strained, but they stand to lose a lot in terms of reputation if traffic accidents increase. As a result, they have an incentive to be overcautious, making rules far more stringent than what’s appropriate for the circumstances (this parallels the incentive problem with the FDA).

So, how can we create a better incentive structure? One way would be to privatize roads, and let each individual road owner make the rules for their road.

Unlike government bureaucrats, private road owners have an incentive to make rules that strike the best balance between safety and other factors, as determined by their customers, drivers. Rules that are too loose would lead to more accidents, which would tarnish the reputation of the road, causing fewer people to drive on it and leading to lower profits for the owner. On the flip side, rules that are too stringent would also turn away drivers, perhaps because there’s too much congestion.

Thus, with private roads, the rules that are created would gravitate toward the rules that drivers think are best. Road owners would have a strong financial incentive to avoid rules that are too dangerous and rules that are too safe. In other words, while bureaucrats are constantly veering into the ditch of being too cautious, private roads would keep their rules in the middle, away from the ditch of extreme caution on the one side and the ditch of extreme danger on the other side.

Contrary to popular belief, libertarianism is not about having no rules on the road. Rather, it’s about reimagining the way that these rules are formed. By privatizing roads, we can create an incentive structure that rewards the best rules and weeds out the ones that don’t make sense. Since road owners have to be responsive to drivers to make profits, the rules that emerge will reflect the values and concerns of drivers, rather than the values and concerns of bureaucrats.

In fact, for all we know, roads may actually get safer under private management, because entrepreneurs will be experimenting with various rules and design features to this end. It’s counterintuitive, but moving away from safety regulations might just be the best way to save lives.

Perhaps it’s at least worth an experiment?

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Patrick Carroll

Patrick Carroll has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is an Editorial Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education.

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Assassination in Tehran

The motorcycle killers who got to the Quds Force Colonel were playing hardball.

The motorcycle killers who assassinated a senior Quds Force officer in Tehran on Sunday knew what they were doing.

According to Iranian media accounts, accomplices blocked the street behind the target’s car by double-parking and raising their trunk, clearing the way for the motorcycle killers who shot Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei five times as he was about to drive off in his Kia Pride.

The feat was even more brazen since the Colonel’s street led directly to the Iranian parliament, one of the most secure areas of Tehran. The assassins hit Khodaei from behind in the head and the heart, blowing out both the driver and the passenger side windows of his car, according to photos subsequently released to the Iranian media.

The Iranian regime immediately blamed Israel for the assassination, referring to Khodaei as a “defender of the shrine,” a reference to Quds Force officers engaged in the fight against ISIS in Syria.

Khodaei, whose real name was Bahram, was one of three brothers who joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the 1980s and fought in the war against Iraq. All three brothers, and four more Khodaei cousins, later became officers in the elite Quds Force, Iranian sources said.

Israeli media initially identified Khodaei as a senior officer in charge of Quds Force expeditionary forces inside Syria. Subsequent reports said he was in charge of Hezbollah missile bases inside Syria, and tasked with “attacking Israeli interests and citizens abroad as deputy commander of Unit 840.”

The Israel Defense Force spokesman identified Unit 840 eighteen months ago as the Quds Force group that had been placing mines and IED’s in the Golan Heights along Israel’s border with Syria.

An Iranian source told me, Khodaei supervised deliveries to Syria of advanced targeting kits for Hezbollah missiles.

Most intriguing, however, are suggestions that Khodaei was fingered by an alleged Quds Force assassin named Mansour Rasouli, who was captured and interrogated by Mossad operatives last month.

Mossad reportedly captured Khodaei inside Iranian Kurdistan while he was en route to Turkey to assassinate three Western targets, including an Israeli consular official in Turkey. The opposition Iran International television network posted what it claimed were audio recordings of Rasouli’s confessions, where he expressed remorse over his mission.

Iranian Telegram channels said that Khodaei’s nickname was “hunter,” a reference to this alleged role in luring and attacking Israelis, Iranian dissidents, and anti-Iran regime activists overseas.

Earlier this month, the Times of Israel reported that Israel’s security service, Shin Bet, had foiled an effort by the Iranian regime to lure Israeli academics, business people, and former defense officials to Europe, to attend a phony security conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

The report showed an email, purportedly signed by a Swiss researcher named Oliver Thränart, inviting an Israeli intelligence reporter to an annual “Zurich Strategic Dialogue,” scheduled for January 14, 2022.  The email requested that the guest fill out an application form and comply with Swiss Covid-19 requirements.

I received an identical email from that same Oliver Thränart last October, inviting me to the same January 14, 2022, conference. After a couple of exchanges, Thränart droped off the radar until Christmas, when he said that the conference had been cancelled because of the Omicron variant.

I have long been targeted by the Iranian regime, as I reveal in a new memoire of my exploits as a war correspondent and investigative reporter that will be released on August 31.

Initially, the Iranians targeted me because I was investigating their clandestine nuclear weapons program – more than a decade before it was exposed to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA. Later, they attempted to lure me to phony opposition “conferences” because of my role as the founder and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI), iran.org.

Hassan Shariatmadari, the editor of the regime daily Kayhan and a IRGC brigadier general, regularly attacked FDI as a CIA-funded anti-regime organization.

In a Dec. 8, 2007 column, he absurdly claimed that FDI had a “four-layer plan” to topple the Iranian regime, led by yours truly, “who heads the Iran desk at CIA.”

In a series of articles in September 2009, Shariatmadari claimed that I was spearheading the latest wave of anti-regime demonstrations inside Iran. “While we would be happy to accept such an honor,” I replied in the name of the foundation, “neither I nor my board can take credit for such power or influence.” The full statement is here.

The most recent Shariatmadari screed dates from December 4, 2019, when he linked my alleged efforts to overthrow the regime to similar efforts by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Kenneth Timmerman, former CIA member and currently director of the American Institute NED [National Endowment for Democracy], acknowledged that the CIA has not only helped the Iranian rioters with software systems, but also delivered to them the hardware.” (I have had no association with NED since 1997, and have no idea what software systems he is referring to).

This is a regime that never gives up, and that spends enormous sums of money to track its opponents and hunt them down. In the 1990s, they sent hit teams across Europe, where they assassinated more than 200 top leaders of the opposition in exile. In the 2000s and beyond, they have snatched opponents in Iraq and elsewhere and hustled them back to Tehran, where they have been summarily executed.

In a particularly egregious case, they have also enlisted the intelligence and judicial authorities of a friendly state, the Republic of Georgia, to frame a defector from Iranian intelligence who became a witness in a civil lawsuit by families of 9/11 victims against Iran. Falsely sentenced to 17 years for a crime he did not commit nor even imagine, Hamid Reza Zakeri continues to languish in a Tbilisi jail.

It’s still early to know the bill of particulars that led Israel – or someone else – to assassinate a Quds Force Colonel in Tehran. But one thing is certain: the Iranians play hardball. And so do the Israelis.

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Ken Timmerman’s 12th book of non-fiction, And the Rest is History: Tales of Hostages, Arms Dealers, Dirty Tricks, and Spies, will be released by Post Hill Press on Aug. 31. His website is kentimmerman.com.

How to Assassinate a Former President: Open the Border

You may have heard in the news the FBI foiled an Islamic State-connected plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush.  What you might not have heard is how Joe Biden’s open borders policies made the plot possible.

The plot involved smuggling four Islamic State-linked terrorists from Iraq across the southern border, a border now leaky as a sieve under Biden.  The plot mastermind entered the U.S. on a visitor visa, then applied for asylum.  Under Trump, he most likely would have been detained, then deported if his claim failed.    But under Biden, illegal aliens filing asylum claims are routinely released into the interior of the country and told to show up in court years later.  Surprise, surprise – not everyone does.  What self-respecting terrorist would?

FBI Director Christopher Wray just testified to Congress yesterday, “any porous point of entry is a potential vulnerability that bad actors of all sorts, including national security threats, can seek to exploit.”  And so they do.  Recently, it was reported 42 illegal aliens on terrorist watch lists have been caught at the border since Biden took office.   Nobody knows how many more suspected terrorists are among the 600,000 known ‘gotaways’ now freely roaming the U.S. after entering the country on Biden’s watch.   We do know the Border Patrol released a suspected terrorist from Colombia into the U.S. in April who was not apprehended for three weeks.  It doesn’t take three weeks to travel from the border to Dallas, where the plot to assassinate George W. Bush was to take place.

It’s undeniable the Biden administration has opened the border to a considerable degree.  I’ve documented and compiled in previous commentaries the numerous policy changes the Biden administration has instituted to open the border [Daily Skirmish – 4/28/22].  But all we get out of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is gaslighting.  He’s on record telling the nation “The border is closed, the border is secure.”  In reality, accommodating new arrivals and moving them through the asylum pipeline as quickly as possible is the plan and will remain the plan when the rush to the border begins after COVID restrictions there end.

One interesting feature of the plan is the increasing reliance of the Biden administration on left-wing activist groups to perform governmental functions to alleviate the problems Biden’s loose immigration policies have caused.  The DHS is giving out $150 million in grants to outside groups to deal with the increasing numbers of new arrivals.  Full employment for Lefties – that’s just great, and you’re paying for it.

Undoubtedly, some of this money will find its way to left-wing groups in D.C. meeting the buses Governor Greg Abbott is sending from Texas.  These groups are providing new arrivals with food, clothing, shelter, and medical care.  One account portrays all this as being done by volunteers taking action because the government has done nothing in response to the buses.  But it won’t be long before these groups pick up the scent of government grant money, if they haven’t already.  The pattern is likely to repeat, once Florida starts sending illegal aliens to Biden’s home state of Delaware when COVID restrictions at the border end.

So, the Biden administration gets to pay a little money and avoid responsibility for the immigration mess it has created.  In fact, Biden and Mayorkas come out ahead because they get to reward their Lefty friends with government contracts, thus ensuring their loyalty and making the Left stronger all around.

Cronyism and terrorism, just two of the consequences of Joe Biden’s ruinous open borders policies.

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The Devil Went Down to Texas: The Utter Evil of the Uvalde Massacre

To massacre children is literally Satanic.

Paul Harvey: If I were the Devil…

It’s hard to know what to say in the wake of a heart-rending tragedy like Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas. It would be easy—but irresponsible—to interpret the event conclusively when so little is known. It would be easy—but wrong—to try, in spite of that ignorance, to force one’s narrative framework on it in pursuit of an agenda.

But our attention is irresistibly drawn to such a horror. We are compelled to stop and silently reflect. But, after reflecting, it is imperative that we talk about it—to express condolences and outrage, yes, but also to learn from it as best we can. To truly honor the victims, we must figure out how to prevent similar atrocities from happening again.

Especially at this early stage, it is impossible to know exactly what would lead a person to do something so evil. But certain revelations about the 18-year-old killer raise societal issues that, even if they weren’t the decisive factors in this case, are tremendously important regarding the issue of violence—and evil—in general.

The Daily Beast reports:

Although Salvador Ramos was described as “quiet” by numerous people who knew him, a young woman who worked with him at Wendy’s until March detected an aggressive streak. Several former friends said he had stopped showing up at school and was not going to graduate with the senior class this year.

“He would be very rude towards the girls sometimes, and one of the cooks, threatening them by asking, ‘Do you know who I am?’ And he would also send inappropriate texts to the ladies,” said the former co-worker, who did not want her name used.

“At the park, there’d be videos of him trying to fight people with boxing gloves. He’d take them around with him.

Some would attribute such an “aggressive streak” to males being broadly socialized to be forcefully assertive and competitive. They largely blame this culture of “toxic masculinity” for mass shootings and violent crime in general, both of which are predominantly committed by men.

This blame is misplaced, however. As Jordan Peterson wrote in 12 Rules for Life:

“Those who put forward such theories assume, first, that aggression is a learned behaviour, and can therefore simply not be taught, and second (to take a particular example) that, ‘boys should be socialized the way girls have been traditionally socialized, and they should be encouraged to develop socially positive qualities such as tenderness, sensitivity to feelings, nurturance, cooperative and aesthetic appreciation.’ In the opinions of such thinkers, aggression will only be reduced when male adolescents and young adults ‘subscribe to the same standards of behavior as have been traditionally encouraged for women.’”

Peterson above quotes “Prescription for reduction of aggression,” a 1980 paper published by L.D. Eron in The American Psychologist.

But as Peterson points out, “it is not the case that aggression is merely learned.” Aggression is an innate part of human nature that can manifest very early in life (emphasis added):

“…it appears that a subset of two-year-old boys (about 5 percent) are quite aggressive, by temperament. They take other kids’ toys, kick, bite and hit. Most are nonetheless socialized effectively by the age of four. This is not, however, because they have been encouraged to act like little girls. Instead, they are taught or otherwise learn in early childhood to integrate their aggressive tendencies into more sophisticated behavioural routines. Aggression underlies the drive to be outstanding, to be unstoppable, to compete, to win—to be actively virtuous, at least along one dimension. Determination is its admirable, pro-social face. Aggressive young children who don’t manage to render their temperament sophisticated by the end of infancy are doomed to unpopularity, as their primordial antagonism no longer serves them socially at later ages. Rejected by their peers, they lack further socialization opportunities and tend towards outcast status. These are the individuals who remain much more inclined toward antisocial and criminal behavior when adolescent and adult.

“Outcast status”—the bottom of the pecking order—is a dreadful place to be trapped, especially for a young man. Judging from reported testimony, that is exactly where Ramos resided. As The Daily Beast related:

Former friend Santos Valdez Jr., told The Washington Post that the two had been close friends until Ramos’ behavior started to “deteriorate.” He said Ramos, who was often bullied over a speech impediment that included a stutter and lisp, once cut up his own face with a knife “just for fun.”

Some men become so resentful of their lowly place in “the order of things” that they seek to bring the whole structure crashing down, even if it means their own destruction. They are desperate for appreciation and respect: to feel high-status. But they have failed to learn how to earn it by channeling their assertive and competitive impulses in pro-social directions. So they decide to go out in a blaze of infamous “glory,” to, just for once and however fleetingly, feel “powerful,” even if they are too cowardly to assert their dominance over anyone other than little children.

Such a wicked deed is to say literally, “to Hell with it.” To Hell with society, with morality, with the structure of Being itself. It is to say, as Satan did in Paradise Lost when, resentful of his status, he tried to overthrow God, “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.” To commit such nihilistic rebellion is to embody the archetype of the Devil, the Adversary, the Villain.

Again, I don’t know if that’s what happened in the case of Salvador Ramos. But I wonder if it is. And in any case, I do believe the potential for such evil is inherent to the human condition and must be guarded against by us all.

But the preventative for that evil is not to try to repress (or disarm) the assertive, competitive, and ambitious energies that can feed it, as many efforts to address so-called “toxic masculinity” end up doing. The solution, as Peterson explained, is to channel those energies toward the good: toward individual accomplishment, enterprise, great deeds, and heroic service.

If we want people—young men especially—to reject the role of the Villain, we must encourage them to embrace the role of the Hero.


Dan Sanchez

Dan Sanchez is the Director of Content at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the editor-in chief of FEE.org.

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