The Catholic Church’s Deadly Indifference Towards Truth, Islam, and Other Faiths

“The Catholic Church is in crisis,” writes Crisis Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eric Sammons in his highly informative new bookDeadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Her Mission and How We Can Reclaim It. Since the Catholic Church’s 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), a spirit of relativism has undermined the Catholic Church’s commitment to divine truth, with particularly negative effects upon the relationship of Christians to Islam.

As Sammons writes, “religious indifference has permeated the Church in almost every aspect of her life and ministry. The idea that in the long run one’s religion doesn’t much matter has taken root in the Church.” This “attacks both the desire to gain new members and the desire of existing members to remain,” such that former Catholics are now America’s “second largest ‘religion.’” As a former evangelical Methodist, this “indifference that reigns in the Church shocked me when I first converted to Catholicism in the early 1990s. Part of what had attracted me to Catholicism was the historical passion of its members.”

This indifference is new, for “historically the Church noted the deficiencies in other religions,” Sammons notes. “The Church’s traditional doctrine on salvation and the role of other religions can be summed up in the famous Latin phrase, extra Ecclesiam nulla salus,” or “outside the Church there is no salvation,” he explains. This teaching has clear Hebrew scripture roots, for “[n]owhere in the Old Testament is Religious Pluralism endorsed, and in fact, it is repeatedly and harshly condemned.”

Yet “over time the Church begins to recognize some extraordinary means of salvation” beyond ordinary water baptism, Sammons observes. “Starting in the sixteenth century, Catholic theologians debated the status of those peoples in the New World who had died without hearing of Christianity.” Were they “saved, much like Jews and Gentiles before the time of Christ were eligible for salvation? Perhaps they implicitly desired Baptism.”

Nonetheless, Sammons summarizes the traditional Catholic teaching that

although it is possible for a non-Catholic to be saved, Catholics are discouraged from believing it is probable that non-Catholics will be saved. Living a virtuous and dutiful life and keeping the precepts of the natural law is incredibly difficult for a Catholic who has access to the sacraments; how much more so for the pagan who does not!

Yet Sammons delineates a theological “Emphasis Shift” in the Catholic Church under the “heavy influence on Vatican II” of German Catholic theologian and Jesuit priest Karl Rahner. Among the “most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century,” he had developed the theory of “Anonymous Christianity.” This, he wrote, “means that a person lives in the grace of God and attains salvation outside of explicitly constituted Christianity.”

Thus, a spirit of “Inclusivism came to predominate Catholicism, which pushed the extraordinary means to the forefront, making them in many ways ordinary,” Sammons notes. Accordingly, “Vatican II texts are exceedingly positive” about other religions and advocate that the “elements of truth found in other religions—which find their source in the Holy Spirit—help prepare non-Christians for the Gospel.” Subsequently a “Catholic under the age of sixty has likely never heard a Church leader criticize a non-Catholic belief system,” which are discussed “always positively, never critically.”

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, critically accepted this Inclusivism, but nevertheless renounced a “‘dictatorship of relativism’ plaguing the world and the Church,” Sammons writes. As Benedict XVI wrote in 2012, Vatican II’s oft-noted document Nostra Aetate “speaks of religion solely in a positive way, and it disregards the sick and distorted forms of religion.” He tried to address such spiritual sickness in his September 12, 2006, Regensburg, Germany, speech concerning the relationship between faith and reason.

Benedict XVI’s quotation of Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus, who had described in a 1391 writing how Islam spread through force, unleashed furor, which forced the pope to conciliate Muslims worldwide. “Even the suggestion of criticism of another religion is now verboten among Catholics,” Sammons marvels. “Any deviation from this party line, however slight, is harshly silenced, even if that deviation comes from the pope himself.”

Benedict XVI has had little apparent influence upon his successor, Pope Francis. This became evident in his February 4, 2019, meeting in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi with Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious religious authority. There the two clerics signed A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, also known as the Abu Dhabi Declaration.

Religious indifference permeates the declaration, Sammons observes, such as when the “pope and sheikh state together that they write ‘in the name of God.’” However, Muslims adamantly reject the Christian understanding of a triune God of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Contrastingly, the Abu Dhabi Declaration “suggests that there is no fundamental difference between the two religions as to the ‘name’ of God.”

The Abu Dhabi Declaration also makes repeated “equalization of religions” in statements such as “religious values,” Sammons notes. Yet, he wonders,

how does, for example, the Catholic view of women co-exist as an equal value with the Muslim view of women? What does it mean that ‘religious extremism’ is bad? Does this mean a Catholic ‘extremist’ such as Mother Teresa equates with an Islamic extremist such as Osama bin Laden?

Controversy also erupted over Abu Dhabi Declaration language that implied “that the pluralism of religions is willed by God,” Sammons noted. This diversity appeared in a list of human characteristics such as the ­­division­­ of humanity into male and female, God-designed natural sex differences according to Biblical teaching. Pope Francis never responded to requests for clarification, and so the declaration is an unprecedented Catholic “watershed in that it puts in print an endorsement (whether intentional or accidental) of Religious Pluralism,” Sammons notes.

Sammons found Pope Francis’ 2020 encyclical Fratelli Tutti equally disappointing. Here the pope

placidly says of other religions, “Others drink from other sources.” From this, it sounds like all religions can equally supply fresh, life-giving water. But what about a religion like Islam that oppresses women in horrific ways and forces people to convert by the tip of the sword…The “water” of other religions often contains poison.

For Pope Francis, “interreligious dialogue takes center stage in his pontificate,” Sammons notes, for the pope wants to unite humanity in addressing matters such as climate change or conflict. “Even the most casual observer of Francis recognizes that his pontificate is scrupulously concerned with political issues,” he notes, but Pope Francis inverts the traditional Catholic relationship between matter and spirit. “Earthly problems were seen as something that would be more easily addressed if nations first come to Christ. The priority was the conversion of the nations; the result would be greater peace in the world,” Sammons explains.

This aimless “dialogue” achieves nothing, Sammons despairs. “High-cost symposiums and official meetings proliferate,” yet “most dialogues face an insurmountable problem: no true end goal.” He concludes:

In our modern world, it’s easy to discover what other religions believe and how their adherents practice their religions. These official dialogues are now simply opportunities for religious leaders to socialize and affirm one another as members of equally valid religions.

By contrast, Sammons urges Catholics “to regain some of the maligned ‘triumphalism’ of our forefathers in the Faith.” Catholics should be “willing to state flatly that non-Catholic religions are false religions and point out ways in which they are contrary to the natural law or divine revelation,” he explains. This “Old Evangelization says it like it is, and it doesn’t avoid the hard topics like Hell, divorce, or the errors of Islam.” “Catholics should be tolerant, but tolerance does not equate to acceptance of false beliefs, nor does it preclude calls to conversion,” he clarifies.

Absent this renewed church militant, Sammons fears for the loss of souls and societies. “We need only look at Northern Africa after the Muslim invasions or England after Henry VIII to know that Catholicism can essentially disappear from large geographic areas,” Sammons correctly observes. His book therefore makes a compelling case for not just Catholics to reconsider relativistic multicultural pieties and once again rigorously seek truth about this world and the next.

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I Despair of Accurate Polling in the Age of Emocracy

According to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll, one third of American voters identify as “woke”. Depending on your definition of “woke”, that might be very good or very bad news.

To the woke, “woke” generally implies a compassionate awareness of social justice issues like racism and discrimination. To sceptics, the Urban Dictionary’s definition is more on-point: “The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.”

In any case, another third of the poll’s respondents said they weren’t woke. So the poll only revealed what we already knew: American society is sharply divided — even on how words are defined.

But perhaps it inadvertently highlights another issue: that accurate polling is a major challenge in the Age of Emocracy.

Australian political theorist Stephen Chavura unpacks the concept of emocracy by describing “a subtle but incredibly profound shift” that has taken place in the West over recent decades, “from the right to pursue happiness to the right to be happy”. Chavura argues that for many today, “the rest of society revolves around my feelings, making sure that I don’t become unhappy”.

This prioritising of subjective feelings over objective facts hasn’t just given rise to phenomena like cancel culture and woke identity politics. It also seems to have helped crash the polling industrial complex.

report released this week by the leading association of pollsters in the U.S. found that 2020’s election polls were the least accurate they’d been in 40 years, mostly in their underestimation of the incumbent Donald Trump.

The report looked at over 2,800 national and state-level polls. National polls overstated Biden’s odds by an average of 4.5 percentage points. Their state equivalents made the same error by an average of 3.9 points. The report gave both categories a fail grade.

The American Association for Public Opinion, which authored the report, made no attempt to explain the cause of these historic anomalies. But it’s no secret that many Trump supporters felt fearful and reluctant in voicing their support for him: the so-called “shy Trump voter” phenomenon.

It’s also no secret that, just like the rest of the country, pollsters sat under a cloud of emotionally-charged cognitive bias in the lead-up to the November vote. As I wrote immediately following the election:

For four years, the liberal coastal elites — whether in statistics or journalism — have told themselves the same, tired “Orange Man Bad” story, unable to fathom that other Americans felt differently and had long ago tuned out. As long as they are living in their own world, they will miss what half the country really thinks.

Thinking and feeling are easy to confuse. This seems to be an iconic category error of the Age of Emocracy. It was Thomas Sowell who lamented, “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.”

The debate taking place over Critical Race Theory is only the latest illustration of this. There is boundless emotional energy on both sides of the divide, but all too often the level of energy is in direct proportion to how thoroughly the facts have been abandoned.

Take, for example, the feelpinions that freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently offered on the topic. Upset that Republican lawmakers have begun issuing bills to prevent publicly-funded schools from teaching using a CRT framework, she queried:

Why don’t you want our schools to teach anti-racism? Why don’t Republicans want their kids to know the tradition of anti-racism in the United States? … Why don’t Republicans want us to learn how to not be racist? Why don’t Republicans want kids to know how to not be racist?

Of course, that’s neither the intent nor the effect of the bills in question. Christopher Rufo, who has been singled out by Democrat lawmakers and pundits for his role in the campaign against CRT, explains that the legislation so far passed in various states:

does not prevent schools from teaching about racism, slavery, and segregation. It prohibits schools from indoctrinating students into fringe racial theories that claim one race is superior to another or that individuals should be treated differently on the basis of race.

Indeed, Rufo and his allies readily promote alternative school curricula that address America’s history of slavery and related injustices in great detail — but that still offer a redemptive and optimistic view of the United States.

The question is, were those who identified as “woke” in the Hill-HarrisX poll aware of these facts? It seems unlikely. Another third of the respondents didn’t even know what “woke” means. Good luck then with the far more complex Critical Race Theory.

But since when should facts get in the way of feelings that just feel so correct? Thinking critically and independently takes effort — and often the suppression of such emotions. Again in the words of Thomas Sowell,

Some things are believed because they are demonstrably true, but many other things are believed simply because they have been asserted repeatedly.

An honest look at the state of our emocracies reveals the truth in Sowell’s words, and our desperate need for a more factually-informed body politic.

Until then, perhaps we can expect a persistent parade of polls that are expert at measuring emotions and confirming biases — but that continue to miss the mark. I can just feel it.

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How To Prepare For A Global Corruption Purge


“ 
Small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by the public’s incredulity.”  – Marshall McLuhan.


I recently re-read an article from August 2019 and it still resonates with me. I wanted to repost it here on my blog so you all can read it. It was written by MARTIN GEDDES from “Bonnie Scotland” for his ‘Future of Communications’ newsletter. I will also provide a link at the bottom from an earlier blog he wrote on ‘wwg1wga’ relating to QAnon. Again great reading. (WWG1WGA stands for Where We Go One, We Go All. It relates to Q or QAnon. ).

Interesting he is from Scotland as I publish a weekly blog in the UK and it is far wider read by patriots there than here. There are many citizens in the United Kingdom awake and researching all the terrible events occurring here and Europe. They understand the very threat to their lives.

So enjoy! Share! Comprehend!


Great synopsis of Q’s “STORM” they’ve planned.

In the last few weeks my thoughts have drifted towards the events of this autumn that are going to shake our world. We have seen all the pieces being put in place for a mass justice event in the USA — the like of which has never been encountered before. I wish to share a few thoughts on how you might go about preparing for the “expected unexpected”.

LARGE SCALE CHANGE HAPPENS

It is not a novel insight to point out that major geopolitical change is an ongoing process. Key events in living memory would include:

  • 1970s — oil shock; Vietnam War
  • 1980s — deregulation; sudden end of the Soviet empire
  • 1990s — Gulf War; dotcom boom and bust
  • 2000s — 9/11 + Iraq War; financial collapse

Here in the late 2010s, it is arguable that we are seeing the decline and end of Globalism, together with many supporting institutions and doctrines. Whilst the counter-trend is labelled Nationalism by the media, it is better seen as anti-authoritarianism. The demand is for power be held closer to the people, rather than by an unaccountable political establishment.

Anti-globalism is the narrative that joins together otherwise seemingly disparate events — mass protests in Hong Kong, Brexit in the UK, a “cold” civil war in France, a new government in Brazil, and the Trump administration in the USA. Working people are tired of extreme wealth disparities, declining standards of living, and mass migration causing cultural upheaval.

Most of all, ordinary people demand an end to their exploitation through endemic corruption. Specifically, a two-tier justice system has evolved where a privileged class can easily evade consequences for their thieving behaviour. This powerful stateless mafia — which controls many important political, financial, media and industrial institutions — now faces removal and justice.

CORRUPTION: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INDUSTRY

We have seen a number of corruption scandals break recently, including:

  • Pharma — illegal pushing of addictive opiates to the public
  • Banking — LIBOR scandal, US mortgage fraud, 1MDB in Malaysia that may take down Goldman Sachs by the time it’s done
  • Industrials — huge accounting fraud at GE
  • Google — involvement in espionage and treason on behalf of China
  • Hollywood — Weinstein is a foretaste of its (child) rape culture being exposed
  • Social Media — large-scale rigging of elections
  • Catholic Church — cover-up of child abuse

Now that the Mueller investigation has collapsed into nothing of consequence, there are at least six major scandals about to break in Washington DC:

  1. Pedogate — Epstein Island and the blackmail operations associated with it (NXIVM, SNCTM); UK royal family’s involvement plus MI6; Israel and Mossad’s dirty role; Hollywood’s elite (notably at Disney) are up to their necks in this filth.
  2. Spygate — Obama personally authorizing illegal FISA spying on the Trump administration, before and after the election. Draws FVYE spy network nations into the scandal, especially Britain.
  3. Russiagate failed coup attempt — Brennen, Clapper, Comey, Ohr, etc. — are all going to hang for treason. Italy has already cleaned house on this one, having been implicated in the set-up.
  4. Election fraud in 2016 and 2018 by Democratic party (and for many years before). May trigger the unseating of many in the House and special elections.
  5. Clinton Foundation — sale of state secrets to China; Haiti human trafficking (cf Epstein).
  6. Uranium One — illegal sale of US nuclear material to Russia (which draws Mueller into his own scandal…).

Corruption is a widespread phenomenon. Anti-corruption initiatives have a long history. Multinational business has been a thing for centuries. That there might be a coordinated multi-country corruption purge should not be a matter of great controversy.

It is the confluence of so many simultaneous major scandals that is what gives #TheStorm its moniker and “black swan” outlier status. It will sweep away some compromised institutions, and put many previously untouchable people in jail. This is a paradigm change in government and business, restoring trust and honour that have been missing for decades.

THE END OF THE AMERICAN ‘DEEP STATE’

Whether it has been the East India Company, the Venetians, or the Spanish in South America, international trade has always allied to intelligence gathering — and trodden a fine line between legitimate commerce and organised crime (e.g. the opium wars, theft of gold).

To understand #TheStorm we need to recognise that the problem of a two-tier justice system itself comes from transnational crime cartels. Corruption has its own business model, strategies, and organisational design patterns. “Institutionalised crime” syndicates are often of a military-like nature, with power coming from spying, clandestine operations, subversion, esoteric science, and deception.

That power is tied to specific families and secret societies, many being in Europe and Asia. From its founding, the United States has been fighting against fifth columnists, who were often working on behalf of European banking, aristocratic, and religious powers. They have used their military intelligence networks to infiltrate American institutions and install their own people — who often become celebrated as quintessentially “American” in the process!

Three notable and well-documented events from the 1940s-1970s paint the contextual picture:

  • Operation Paperclip imported thousands of key members of the German Nazi regime into important scientific, academic and military posts after WW2.
  • Operation Northwoods showed the (corrupted) US Government was willing to use “false flag” attacks by its military against its own people for its geopolitical ends.
  • Operation Mockingbird weaponised the US mass media against its own population, using agents who were covertly under the control of the CIA, a rogue intelligence agency under criminal leadership.

An unconstitutional private central bank — the Federal Reserve — was able to print as much money as necessary to bribe whoever it saw fit. This funded the activities of allied crooked banks, media companies, and military-industrial corporations. Collectively these “Deep State” actors over time compromised the US judicial, legal, and political systems — and subverted the Constitution.

TRUMP’S DE FACTO MILITARY GOVERNMENT

Once civilian institutions are too compromised, the only remaining way of peacefully reversing these changes is via the military. Trump is far more than a figurehead, but to focus on him alone is to miss the big picture. He is the most visible part of a multi-decade Patriot plan to retake the country from the bankster criminals, and give it back to its people.

The Trump administration explicitly advertises itself as not just another 4 year election cycle — “Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new Government controlled by you the American people.” It would be wise to take Trump and his generals very literally when they state their intentions, as their lives are on the line.

You can see Trump’s closeness to the military with:

  • His inauguration — where he unusually and symbolically had soldiers appear behind him.
  • Choices of personnel, being surrounded by generals, especially from the Marines.
  • The famous “calm before the storm” remark, as he is often pictured with his senior military team on social occasions.
  • Focus on celebrating the military and its independence from foreign control for the 4th July celebrations this year.
  • His links to Admiral Rogers and General Flynn who know where the bodies are buried and have been involved in the resulting intrigue.

A deeply embedded crime network has had effective control over the US DoJ, FBI, and CIA — as illustrated by the Clintons’ magical escapes from justice. A similar purge of corruption and taming of the Federal Reserve was attempted under JFK, and failed. The protection that the President needs can only come from a loyal military.

The “Q” program of open source intelligence to bypass the compromised mass media is further evidence that this is a de facto military government with a civilian varnish. The legal and justice systems are being cleaned up, and the “pioneer public” primed for stunning revelations that will shake the foundations of society.

#TheStorm IS ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL

Sessions, Durham, Huber, Horowitz, Rosenstein, Barr — there are objective reasons to believe that large DoJ legal teams have been quietly working for a considerable period under these leaders. Their task is to indict those responsible for the scandals listed earlier. The job of some of these teams is complete, according to the DoJ website.

There has already been a record-breaking surge of indictments, arrests and convictions for human trafficking. There has also been extensive building work done at Guantanamo Bay, and a new senior judge has been appointed for military tribunals there. There is an enabling executive order on courts martial, and federal capital punishment has been reinstated. The President has made many proclamations on the treasonous nature of the offences, and that they must never recur.

What is going to happen in late 2019 and into early 2020 is that multiple connected scandals are all going to break in fast succession. They will involve crimes against humanity, and horrors we had hoped had ended with the Nazis, Chairman Mao, or Pol Pot. A recurring theme from insider leaks is that the trials are going to be televised as a kind of “Nuremberg 2.0”.

Trump is not a politician. #TheStorm is not politics. This is about fixing the framework in which politics happens. #TheStorm is a restoration of the American Republic under control of its citizens, and the Constitutional rule of law. The conspiracies against the people are very real, and their prosecution is now inevitable.

WHO ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHERE ELSE?

These events are going to be a shock to most of the public, who have been lulled into complacency by a media conspiracy of silence. They will be scared and confused, since they will not know whom to trust, how bad the situation has been, or whether it is sufficiently contained.

Now is the time that forward-looking leaders can begin to prepare, so you can honestly state that this is on your radar, and you are taking proactive steps to manage the situation. There is ample evidence of this being a very real and serious situation, and to ignore it is irresponsible.

We can be reasonably certain that the following will experience major impacts from #TheStorm:

  • Political foundations that are used to launder bribes and payoffs (e.g. under the cover of “book deals”).
  • Charities that are nothing of the kind, being covers for illegal activities.
  • NGOs that have a covert purpose (e.g. Red Cross involvement in organ harvesting plus human trafficking).
  • Multi-national corporations who are using slave labour, or have operations in certain politically risky countries (e.g. Apple being forced to repatriate manufacturing from China).
  • Financial industry players, with many banks having large fraud liabilities. It is no secret that some like Bank of America, Citibank, HSBC, Wells Fargo, and Deutsche Bank face trouble, having over-indulged in nefarious business practices.
  • Media industry, which faces a cataclysmic loss of trust by the public as its past misdeeds and methods get exposed to the light.
  • Telecoms and IT, which is the foundation for a great deal of espionage. Amazon is tainted by its CIA associations; Google faces a total brand meltdown.
  • Energy, as a great deal of corruption is tied to oil and gas extraction and commodity trading, as well as the push for renewables driven by illegitimate concerns.

#TheStorm will reveal three scams that are each trillions of dollars in scope that will further damage the reputation of the media, academia, government, and religious bodies:

  • War-for-profit (drawing in banks, arms industry, and public and private intelligence agencies).
  • Carbon tax (there is no “climate emergency”).
  • Fraud through foreign aid.

SO WHAT AND WHAT NEXT?

This is a “trust apocalypse”: those who you were taught were most worthy of trust will repeatedly be proven to have betrayed it. Conversely, you will discover who the truly trustworthy are, as the lies and scams are exposed.

Confronting something of this magnitude in our own lifetimes can seem rather daunting. The MBA strategy books focus mainly on the positive creation of value in the legitimate economy. Where we touch on fraud and crime it comes clearly boundaried in topics like “revenue assurance” and “business continuity planning”.

The collapse of a longstanding massive network of organised crime that intersects with every sector has no precedent. There isn’t a chapter for this kind of scenario in the textbooks. We just know that the November 2020 election cycle is a forcing function: the “swamp” needs to be exposed before then — so that the public is clamoring for total drainage.

To deal with this situation, here are some initial suggestions as to how you can take action now:

  1. Get your own personal affairs in order as a hygiene factor. You can’t be sorting out other people’s problems if your own are a distraction. Clear the decks of anything optional or troublesome.
  2. Set your moral compass now. Those who thrive post-Storm will have different values to those who prospered before it. Be very clear with yourself what you and your organisation truly stand for, and what isn’t changing and is non-negotiable.
  3. Expand your information sources. The mass media has become compromised by decades of infiltration and corruption. They are complicit in serious crime, if only via a conspiracy of silence, and cannot tell you the whole story. You need to look to alternative sources of journalism and analysis for an accurate picture.
  4. Build your human network. Consider creating a temporary and informal organisation to track and make sense of these changes. Use a “who knows, who cares, who can” model to draw in those sufficiently informed, motivated and resourced to act voluntarily and on their own initiative.
  5. Manage your exposure. Start to manage your risk of exposure to Deep State aligned companies and sectors. Think about the most important business contracts you have and whether they are robust enough for this kind of outlier business event. Begin to plan contingencies for disruptions on both your supply and demand sides.
  6. Map the possible opportunities. This is going to be a one-off opportunity to acquire talent from tainted institutions, buy up businesses at distressed prices, and occupy vacated market roles whose previous holders have been razed by #TheStorm. Making good enough moves quickly is likely to beat waiting for perfect certainty. Start making your shopping list.

Post note from Fred Brownbill. Here are the links as promised to this mans site and the previous blog I alluded to at the beginning today.

  1. https://wwg1wga.martingeddes.com/

2.https://martin-geddes.ck.page/futureofcomms

©Fred Brownbill. All rights reserved.

Apologists for Communists

As the Cuban crisis unfolds, we are seeing an unprecedented number of protesters. Some of these dissidents could lose their lives for their bravery.

A friend of mine from church is from Cuba. Carlos was a political prisoner for 18 months in his home country. His crime? Trying to escape Cuba. Eventually he did get to escape.

I asked him about today’s protests. He said, “62 years later—this is the first time the people arose. It’s not over. At least they’re not afraid to protest any more. At this point they have nothing to lose.” One would add—except for their lives.

He said that the word from inside Cuba is that many protesters have been killed “left and right.”

Some of those Cuban protesters have even carried American flags—as a symbol of freedom. Protesters against Communism in Hong Kong a year or two ago also waved American flags. Ironically, many American leftists protest the flag. But in the face of Communist oppression, these dissidents see the American flag in a positive light.

There are some American apologists for the Cuban Communists. New York Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) sent out a tweet (7/15/21) claiming to sympathize with the Cuban protesters. But she blames the U.S. embargo against Cuba for their situation, while never condemning communism—the fountainhead of all the Cubans’ miseries.

I asked Carlos what he thought about statements like AOC’s. He said, “It’s hard to listen to these people. They have no clue. They never lived it.”

I asked him about Cuba’s alleged progress for its citizens, like its much-touted health care system. He said, “Everything they hear is from the government press. There’s no free press in Cuba.”

Responding to AOC’s tweet, one commentator noted that most Cubans live on $44 (U.S.) per month. In contrast, when Fidel Castro died in 2016, his net worth was estimated at $900,000,000.

Black Lives Matters (BLM) also spoke out about the Cuban crisis—and blamed the U.S. embargo against Cuba, not the Communism that enslaves the Cubans. BLM had previously tweeted “Rest in Power #FidelCastro” after the brutal dictator’s death in 2016.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose own family fled Castro’s Cuba, tweeted the other day, “My office stands ready to help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization emigrate to #Cuba.”

The founder of the misguided 1619 Project actually claimed that Communist Cuba has solved racism in the island state and was a model to the rest of the Americas.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, architect of the 1619 Project, said, “If you want to see…the most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba.” So Communist Cuba solved the race problem.

Outspoken socialist Senator Bernie Sanders defended Communist Cuba on “60 Minutes” last year: “It’s unfair to simply say everything is bad…When Fidel Castro came to office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” So Communist Cuba solved the illiteracy problem. What a marvelous Utopia, according to these dictator-coddling leftists.

Perhaps the biggest argument against the apologists for the Communists are the Cuban dissidents themselves. Through the years many of them have paid a high price to try and fulfill their God-given desire to be free.

I live in South Florida, and one time I came across an unbelievable sight at the beach. This was in August 1994 when many desperate refugees were trying to flee from Cuba on makeshift rafts.

I stumbled across one of these ramshackle contraptions off the shores of Deerfield Beach (north of Ft. Lauderdale). It is about 300 miles or so away from Cuba. This raft reflected the anguish that its makers must have felt.

It was composed primarily of three wooden doors. There was some sort of Styrofoam-like substance at the bottom to keep it afloat. One of the doors was at the bottom of the structure and the other two made up the raft’s sides, with pieces of wood nailed across to serve as crossbeams. Some of the wood used included wooden shutters. It was literally as if someone had torn apart his own home (under cover of darkness) in order to put this thing together.

Then they would have had to float or row in the treacherous waters, in the grueling sun, with the potential threat of sharks along the way, to try and get here into America. Why? So that maybe—just maybe—they could get a chance to enjoy what you and I enjoy every day.

Freedom. The chance for a better life. Something entirely lacking in Cuba, despite the fawning (and vacuous) portrait of some mythical worker’s paradise painted by socialists like Bernie Sanders and AOC. We should pray for the Cuban people to be free one day. Hopefully sooner than later.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

And the Number #1 Housing Metro in America Is …

For the first time in more than a decade, my wife and I are looking at moving. So it piqued my interest when I stumbled upon a Wall Street Journal article examining the hottest housing markets in the US.

For those unaware, the Journal regularly publishes the Emerging Housing Markets Index, a collaborative project with Realtor.com that ranks housing markets in the top 300 metros across the US on various factors, including real-estate demand, price trends, wages, small business activity, and employment opportunities.

It turns out that Billings, Montana, claims the top spot in America because of its beauty, strong appeal to remote workers, and affordability. For homeowners in Billings, the results have been favorable.

“The average single-family home-sale price in Billings and the surrounding area was $376,248 in June, up 32% from a year earlier, according to the Billings Association of Realtors,” the Journal notes.

That’s not the whole story, however. It turns out that Billings is part of a much larger trend. According to the index, smaller metros are dominating larger ones in home buying activity. In fact, the average population of the top 20 cities on the index is just north of 300,000. Home prices in these markets rose 13.7 percent over the last year, on average, and include the likes of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Huntsville, Alabama.

While no single factor explains the trend, evidence suggests that Americans are “voting with their feet” to embrace safer, freer communities. (Respondents who moved to Montana admitted safety was an important factor in their decision, following the most violent year in the US in decades, while others cited low taxes.)

This underscores one of the strengths of the US system: federalism. In their wisdom, America’s founders realized that the best way to protect liberty was to disperse power by allowing the states to be largely self-governing. As “laboratories of democracy” (to use the phrase of Justice Louis Brandeis), states and local governments will naturally govern in different ways, and as long as citizens enjoy the freedom of movement they will tend to gravitate toward states and communities that are peaceful, prosperous, and suited to their needs.

With many major US cities (and states) struggling under massive debt, regulatory burdens, and dysfunctional governments that only got worse during the pandemic, don’t be surprised if more Americans decide to exercise one of their great freedoms: the power of exit.

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Criminal Collusion, Medical Malfeasance and Murder

“In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.” – Kevin Alan Lee – author

“These deaths have been facilitated by a false narrative bent on pushing an all-new, unproven vaccine for a disease that was highly treatable. The alleged Covid-19 virus is a bioweapon and the vaccines represent “phase two” of that bioweapon.” – Dr. Peter McCullough

“Both the respiratory virus and the vaccine delivered to the human body the spike protein, the gain of function target of this bioterrorism research.  Now I can’t come out and say all this on national TV today or at any time, but what we had learned over time is that we could no longer communicate with government agencies. We actually couldn’t even communicate with our propagandized colleagues in major medical centers, all of which appear to be under a spell, almost as if they are hypnotized right now.” – Dr. Peter McCullough


America is not the only country who has willingly kowtowed to the government propaganda of fear, masks and lockdowns. Our voluntary surrender to become lab rats for the establishment elite and Big Pharma’s inoculations shocked me, although it shouldn’t have after so many donned the face diapers. I expected more from my fellow citizens.  Thankfully, people are now waking up…but for some it is too late.

Lest we forget, one of the requirements of the Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) that makes distribution of the vaccines legal without FDA approval is that there cannot be a readily available and sufficiently effective treatment already on the market. This more than anything else is why drugs such as Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine have been so vehemently opposed and utterly suppressed. If they’re proven to be effective, the vaccine train comes to a screeching halt before the powers and principalities achieve their goals of massive population reduction via United Nations Agenda 21/30.

Wealth for the elitists…death for the masses.

The fix was in long ago.

Despotism

Totalitarian despotism has rocked those in America who are Constitutional lovers of freedom.  Just last week, former Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” that Americans who have not received a coronavirus vaccine should not be allowed to work or have access to children and be limited on where they are allowed to go.  I hope Sebelius and all her fellow comrades have willingly had these injections and will keep having the boosters.

Legally, EUA injections are not mandatory inasmuch as they are not yet licensed and are experimental. Normal vaccines can take years to assess and receive licensed approval from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).  However, once they are licensed, despite our 4th and 5th amendments to the Constitution and HIPAA, we are being told the injections could be mandatory.

Covid “vaccine” makers are pushing for full approval from the FDA and if these gene therapy jabs are approved it won’t take long for employers, schools, and governments to begin mandating them for everyone.

On May 7, Pfizer and BioNTech became the first companies to apply for approval for their two-shot mRNA vaccine; Moderna, which also offers a two-dose mRNA vaccine, followed on June 1.  Approval could come any time now, and the despots in charge of our federal and state governments will fast-track their totalitarian control.

Israel

Forget Naomi Wolf; she failed to research the full truth about Israel.  Many Israelis have not taken the mRNA jabs and they still lead their lives without compromise and certainly not all Jewish physicians are happy with Israel’s rush to inoculate.  The criminal collusion and propaganda throughout the world regarding Covid injections has ensured medical malfeasance and murder.  Should physicians speak out, they can lose their board and hospital positions, their licenses to practice and their reputations.  Yet, many have defied the globalist propaganda to spread the truth and their numbers are growing.

An opinion piece by Dr. Pinkie Feinstein and Moshe Feiglin was posted on America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS).  It was “A call to analyze Israel’s digital health records and publish all severe medical events occurring within 90 days of the vaccine.”

Since December 2020, when the Pfizer mRNA treatment received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), this trust has been shockingly abused. The publicized Pfizer-Israel Health Ministry collaboration agreement is highly redacted and the supply agreement has never been released. Additionally, all Israeli Government Coronavirus Committee protocols have been classified as state secrets for the next 30 years! What are they hiding? This article serves as a call for Israel to come clean.

First, Israel’s Health Ministry did not perform its own approval procedure for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, and instead claimed the FDA’s EUA was sufficient (in contravention of Israeli laws). Then, after illegally approving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, the Health Ministry did not even enforce the EUA’s conditions of approval including ensuring that health care professionals and vaccine recipients are informed of the risks of emergency use, and that a system be in place to monitor and report adverse events.

These doctors are spot on regarding abuse, but we never needed a “vaccine” for Covid; there were cheap accessible decades-old drugs to treat the virus.

Drugs That Cracked Covid

Michael Capuzzo’s article of May 1st, 2021 tells the story of five doctors who cracked the treatment for Covid.  Portions of the article follow, but the entire column is well worth the read.  H/T Dr. Tom.

Dr. Paul Marik is the second most published critical care doctor in the history of medicine, with more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and books, 43,000 scholarly citations of his work, and a research “H” rating higher than many Nobel Prize winners.  Marik is world famous as creator of the “Marik Cocktail,” a revolutionary cocktail of cheap, safe, generic, FDA-approved drugs that dramatically reduces death rates from sepsis by 20 to 50 percent anywhere in the world.  Marik was appalled that people with Covid were told to take Tylenol and drink water and wait for a vaccine; he saw that as medical nihilism.

Together with four of his closest friends who happened to be the top academic critical care doctors in the world, he challenged them to help him find a protocol to treat Covid-19.  Their breakthrough in early 2020 centered around Ivermectin; the same drug given to President Trump when he was in hospital with Covid, although he and mainstream media claimed he was treated with Fauci’s and big Pharma’s Remdesivir and Regeneron.

“It’s not the virus that’s killing the host, it’s the host’s response to the virus,” Dr. Marik says, describing the excessive levels of inflammation that result from an overly aggressive immune system.

The immune system responds to an infection by releasing proteins known as cytokines that initiate inflammation. Inflammation is a natural part of the healing process, but an overreactive immune system can trigger a “cytokine storm” that can send inflammation spiraling to dangerous levels.  Cytokine storms are related to infections as they progress towards sepsis.

When this extreme inflammation leaves patients short of breath, caregivers mistakenly attribute it to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Dr. Marik says. The standard ARDS treatment is intubation – inserting a tube down the throat and directly into the lungs – and connecting them to a mechanical ventilator that forces air into the lungs. Unfortunately, a large majority of ventilated Covid-19 patients – in some cases more than 80 percent – are dying.

To avoid ventilation, Dr. Marik and his colleagues cool the overheated immune system with vitamin C and steroids, both strong anti-inflammatory molecules. They are particularly effective when used in combination.  (I was given two Azithromycin scripts, commonly referred to as Zpacks, and prednisone with the second and voilà!)

The five doctors published their breakthroughs in real time on the website of their nonprofit research group, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (www.flccc.net), so doctors anywhere in the world could find and use them immediately. Their protocol is available here and Ivermectin is included here.   An over-the-counter medicine in France, Ivermectin is safer than Tylenol and “one of the safest drugs ever given to humanity,” Dr. Marik said, with “3.7 billion doses administered in forty years, and only extremely rare serious side effects.”

Many prominent physicians and scientists around the world believe that Doctors Marik, Kory, Meduri, Varon, and Iglesias deserve the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Emmy Award-winning publicist Joyce Kamen of Cincinnati and former CBS News correspondent Betsy Ashton of New York City set aside their lives and began working tirelessly to reach every famous TV newsperson, scientist, and public health expert you know and hundreds you don’t, the handful of science writers who have won Pulitzer Prizes, the five thousand science writers on a special news wire who haven’t, every science desk from CNN to NBC News to the Atlantic magazine, every governor and member of Congress, President Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and, when the time came, President-Elect Biden. Nobody responded.

Billions upon billions are made off vaccines, but little is made when easily accessible and cheap drugs will cure the patient and save lives.

Across the board, the fix was in.

Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin

Dr. Peter McCullough is professor of medicine and vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University and also teaches at Texas A&M University. He is an epidemiologist, cardiologist and internist and has testified before the Texas State Senate related to Covid-19 treatments. He holds the distinction of being the most widely cited physician in the treatment of Covid-19 with more than 600 citations in the National Library of Medicine. (Curriculum Vitae).  I would strongly suggest you listen to this long interview with Dr. McCullough, even if you must do it piecemeal.  It is shocking.

Dr. McCullough said that people under 50 really had no reason to be fearful and Covid poses no risk to children, but overweight people can be candidates for the virus.  President Trump made Mike Pence the head of the Coronavirus Task Force. Pence brought in the NIH, the CDC; the very enemies of freedom who sold fear and control and convinced Trump that two million would die…a lie right from Fauci and his close friend, Chinese mouthpiece, WHO President Dr. Tedros.

The fix was in.

Like Dr. Marik and his team, Dr. McCullough was one of the first physicians to use Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Ivermectin to save Covid patient’s lives, including his own father’s.  He knew from the beginning that “group fear” was being used to manipulate the populace.  He says that the virus itself, through the spike protein, caused coagulation or blood clotting where the red blood cells stick together at the same time the white platelets stick together…totally different than blood clots from strokes or other major clotting problems.  Reductions in hospital mortality for patients were achieved with daily aspirin intake and/or Heparin to keep the blood from coagulating or clotting. The Covid inoculation replicates the spike protein, resulting in blood clots occurring in 62% of inoculated people, and that is just one of many dangers.

Several countries tried different drug combinations including steroids like prednisone and Budesonide for Crohn’s Disease, and Colchicine for gout, and had good results.  This is called empiric treatment, trying drugs that make clinical sense to help save their patients.  It’s what good physicians do.  The UK had an 80% reduction in deaths using inhaled Budesonide used for asthma.

Dr. McCullough published a paper in the American Journal of Medicine in August of 2020, and when he looked at the literature through the spring, he saw 55,000 papers in the peer review literature, and not a single one taught US doctors how to put drugs in combination and treat the virus!  Fatal viral infections are always treated using multiple drugs.  Dr. McCullough published a paper for the American Journal of Medicine on the use of multiple safe drugs.

New York physician, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko was the first to put together a combination of drugs that saved lives.  He contacted President Trump, and Mark Meadows called him the next day.  Then the FDA called him and they connected him with the NIH, and he hit a brick wall.  Rudy Giuliani called him and they did a podcast together resulting in Dr. Zelenko being able to advise multiple heads of state.  Here’s his interview.  He refers to what we’ve seen as “medical war crimes.”

Lancet Medical Journal

In spring of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had commissioned studies in out-patients with HCQ and Azithromycin; they funded the trial, got the drug supplies and the placebos.  Study centers were all over the country and ready to go, but then a fake paper was published in the prestigious medical journal, Lancet.  Peer review is always done to make sure papers are not fake, but the falsified paper stated that HCQ was dangerous. Case closed.  After Lancet’s false paper, other false studies were published.  The NIH shut down every study after only 20 patients.

The second largest HCQ producing plant outside of Taipei burned to the ground, and physicians in Africa contacted Dr. McCullough saying mercenaries were coming into the pharmacies and burning all the HCQ.

HCQ became the poster child for worldwide efforts to suppress effectively early treatment of Covid-19.

After 65 years of using the safest drug on the market, the FDA comes out and says HCQ should never be used…period, and the AMA follows suit. Next came the pharmacies…and doctors who were using HCQ in their communities were no longer allowed to prescribe the medication! Then doctor’s licenses were threatened to be suspended. That chilled the attempt of anyone treating Covid-19 as an out-patient. One has to wonder how the fake report got through Lancet without all the checks and balances done prior to publication.

Physicians began getting official messages from medical organizations saying not to use HCQ or Ivermectin to help Covid patients, codified by major medical organizations in emails and medical documents.  This virus was treatable, but the CDC, NIH, FDA had refused out-patient care.

Dr. McCullough said, “The term that applies is malfeasance.”  It was global suppression of early care.

He continued, “Things started to go off the rails early on with the global playbook. For products to be advertised, they have to be paid for and be FDA approved.  To do so without prior approval is against US laws.  Never before have pharmacies advertised that they’d be happy to give the vaccine when it came out, before it was even ready!  Massive messaging for the injection is far out of proportion for treatments.”

The injection strictly prohibits pregnant women, women of child bearing years, covid recovered patients, and patients who had prior Covid antibodies.  If a group of patients are excluded, they would never be given the product even when it is put on the market.  Why?  Because they don’t know if it’s going to work or if it’s going to be safe.  Yet today we have scores of miscarriages and stillbirths after pregnant women have been inoculated and huge numbers of deaths and side effects from the injections, including infertility.  McCullough reveals the Covid Vaccines are “directly killing babies in the first trimester” as the criminal push to vaccinate pregnant women continues.

According to Dr. McCullough, the medical industry has never vaccinated pregnant women in the past other than with a dead virus.  Covid inoculations are different and the two years of safety checks were never done.  Trump’s warp speed was two months.

Suppression

Dr. McCullough said 85% of the people who perished from Covid died needlessly.  The vast majority of doctors jumped in lockstep to follow these erroneous “guidelines” handed down by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. Those guidelines neglected to place any focus on the treatment of sick patients and from the beginning, as early as April 2020, started emphasizing the need for a vaccine as the only real hope of beating back the virus.

McCullough said the suppression of early Covid treatments, such as HCQ, Azithromycin and especially Ivermectin, “was tightly linked to the development of a vaccine.”  The FDA put an EUA on HCQ which is a 65-year-old safe drug, when only brand-new drugs or brand new “vaccines” get an EUA…and this effectively stopped the use of these cheap and safe drugs for treatment.

Without the suppression of the already-available treatments, the government would not have been able to legally grant EUA to the three vaccines rushed to market in the USA by Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson.

The Covid battle was left in the hands of independent physicians to try to find therapeutic and off-the-shelf treatments, something that is not part of the pharmaceutical paradigm. It appears many of the treatments that should have been promoted, investigated and studied by health authorities to save lives were instead sabotaged and made inaccessible.

Dr. McCullough called this therapeutic nihilism.

At top levels, the fix was in.

Bioweapons

McCullough said he believes the bioterrorism has come in two stages—the first wave being the rollout of the coronavirus, and the second, the rollout of the dangerous vaccines, which he said may already be responsible for the deaths of up to 50,000 Americans.  Leo Hohman’s recent article gives all the documented evidence, including the short video with Dr. McCullough.  The doctor made the explosive comments during a webinar on June 11, with Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, a German trial lawyer, who believes the pandemic was planned, and is “a crime against humanity.

McCullough said he believes that fear of the virus was used very quickly to generate policies that would hugely impact human life, such as the draconian lockdowns. “Every single thing that was done in public health in response to the pandemic made it worse,” he pointed out.

“We know that this is phase two of bioterrorism, we don’t know who’s behind it, but we know that they want a needle in every arm to inject messenger RNA, or adenoviral DNA into every human being,” he said. “They want every human being.” The doctor later warned that the experimental vaccines could ultimately lead to cancers, and sterilize young women.  “We have now a whistleblower inside the CMS, and we have two whistleblowers in the CDC,” the doctor revealed.

A lawsuit has been filed by Thomas Renz and Larry Becraft and six other attorneys handling the case for America’s Frontline Doctors led by Dr. Simone Gold as lead plaintiff (AFLDS v. Xavier Becerra).

A whistleblower on page 41 of the complaint says there have been 45,000 vaccine deaths in the US since December that government has covered up.  Compare that to 53 deaths in 1976 that brought an end to the botched vaccine experiment for swine flu.  Link

I don’t trust the judiciary, but let’s hope a massive and purposeful wrong is righted.

Conclusion, Corruption is Monumental

Devvy Kidd is right.  Her latest article on the Covid-19 patents spells it all out…the corruption is monumental.  And now there are claims that the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) has actually removed many of the deaths and side effects of the actual damages because the tallies were growing albeit only one percent of damages are actually reported.  There’s a massive coverup, a coverup so deadly that Americans will die for the lack of truth, and yes, the spike protein injections were patented in the early 2000s.

In the case of Moderna, the U.S. government is co-patent holder through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a clear conflict of interest, and confidential documents reveal Moderna sent a coronavirus mRNA vaccine candidate to a US University in December 2019, weeks before Covid-19 was allegedly known to even exist.

So not only were the vaccines rolled out unnecessarily by suppressing already available effective treatments, but the FDA and CDC are now covering up tragic numbers of deaths caused by their experimental mRNA injections.

Now Fauci is telling us that mandatory vaxes are being considered despite the fact that this country was founded on the idea that the government is untrustworthy and our individual God given freedoms are the law.

The fix was in long ago.

©Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLE: Attorney Files Lawsuit Against CDC Based on “Sworn Declaration” from Whistleblower Claiming 45,000 Deaths are Reported to VAERS – All Within 3 Days of COVID-19 Shots

Will Biden’s Immigration Policies Speed Communization of America?

It is abundantly clear that radical members of the Democrat Party, aided and abetted by groups such as Black Lives Matter, are seeking a radical transformation of the United States.

Radical members of the Democrat Party have not called out Cuba’s communist regime as the reason for massive anti-government demonstration in that Island nation, just 90 miles off America’s coast, but insist that it is the embargo imposed on Cuba by the Trump administration, which remains in place, as the reason for massive discontent of Cuban citizens.

Clearly, these radical Democrats do not oppose Communism, but embrace it – likely seeing it as the form of government they would love to impose on our historically free nation!

Defunding police, the indoctrination of American students in “Critical Race Theory” and other such divisive and hostile tactics is sowing discord and discontent across our nation along racial lines that ignore the significant progress America made through the passage of civil rights laws and by other significant and consequential efforts.

My recent article, Iranian Goal Of ‘Death To America’ Aided and Abetted By Radical Dems was predicated on the June 7, 2021 Time Magazine report, Exclusive: Iran Steps up Efforts to Sow Discord Inside the U.S.

Simultaneously the Democrats seek to create unprecedented levels of national debt, leading to  accelerating inflation, thereby greatly diminishing the purchasing power of Americans. As a consequence most Americans will find it ever more difficult for them to keep their heads above the economic water without assistance from the government.

People who need money from the government become totally dependent on government and the price they pay is to become subservient to the government. This is the antithesis of the founding principles of the United States!

America’s borders and immigration laws are our nation’s first and last line of defense against threats to national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.

However, for politicians on both sides of the political aisle, America’s borders have come to be seen an impediment to their quest for immense wealth and political power.

Labor is a commodity and, not unlike any other commodity, the traditional economic law of supply and demand impacts and, indeed, establishes the value of the commodity.

Under the Biden administration’s open borders policies, accompanied by a virtual shutdown of interior enforcement of our immigration laws, coupled with visa categories that permit the influx of massive numbers of foreign workers has had a devastating impact on the jobs and wages of Americans on nearly every level.

Several years ago I wrote an article, American Dream Being Sold at Auction – America’s Middle Class to Be Put on Endangered Species List, that included the link to the infuriating prepared testimony of Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, when he testified before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee back on April 30, 2009.  At the time, New York Senator Chuck Schumer chaired that subcommittee.

Then topic of that hearing was, Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?

In his statement for that hearing, among other issues, Greenspan called for greatly expanding the number of H-1b visas issued to high-tech foreign workers as demanded by Bill Gates. His justification was to supposedly reduce “wage inequality” between highly-skilled American workers, and American workers who were far less skilled (and educated)!

Here is that excerpt from Greenspan’s testimony that “justifies” flooding America with huge numbers of foreign workers, thereby betraying highly educated and skilled American workers:

First, skilled workers and their families form new households. They will, of necessity, move into vacant housing units, the current glut of which is depressing prices of American homes. And, of course, house price declines are a major factor in mortgage foreclosures and the plunge in value of the vast quantity of U.S. mortgage-backed securities that has contributed substantially to the disabling of our banking system. The second bonus would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled.

Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at noncompetitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.

In other words, Greenspan’s “solution” to wage inequality is not to improve wages for America’s working poor but make highly educated Americans compete with an army of Third World workers who will gladly work for substandard wages under substandard conditions. This would narrow the gap between American highly skilled Americans and less skilled American workers.  (Destroy the middle class and the working poor won’t have to feel badly about their struggles to support themselves and their families. All Americans will suffer that same dastardly fate!)

While the notion of flooding America with cheap and exploitable labor certainly did not begin with the Biden administration, the Biden administration has amped up what I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Delivery System” to new and unprecedented levels.

The Profiteers of Biden Administration’s Open Borders Policy are literally making out like bandits while the future of our nation and our citizens has arguable never been less secure..

Many years ago, when I was just a teenager, my dad sagely told me that the easiest way to turn capitalists into communists is to take away their money.

©Michael Cutler. All rights reserved.

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Senator Rand Paul to Request ‘Criminal Referral’ from DOJ into Doctor Anthony Fauci

Finally. No one will say it but Fauci is a war criminal for the CCP and it’s Democrat coup.

BREAKING: Rand Paul to Request ‘Criminal Referral’ from DOJ into Doctor Anthony Fauci

By Hannity Staff, July 2, 2021:

Senator Rand Paul confirmed Tuesday night his plan to request a “criminal referral” from the Department of Justice into Doctor Anthony Fauci for “lying to Congress” during hearings at the US Capitol.

“You kicked off your questioning of Dr. Fauci emphasizing federal law makes lying to Congress, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Is it your belief based on the evidence, Senator, that he lied before Congress and broke the law?,” asked Hannity.

“Yes, and I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress,” Paul replied.

Watch Paul’s comments above.

From Fox News:

Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci defended himself against criticisms of his messaging and handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a new interview, calling the condemnation “craziness.”

On the New York Times podcast “Sway,” Fauci said he had spent his life trying to save lives and his critics were trying to paint him as “Hitler.” 

“The more extreme they get, the more obvious how political it is … ‘Fauci has blood on his hands,’” the infectious diseases expert said of his critics. “Are you kidding me? … Here’s a guy whose entire life has been devoted to saving lives, and now you’re telling me he’s like Hitler? You know, come on, folks.”

Frustrated Americans have hit Fauci after months of his apparent flip-flopping on COVID-19 mandates. His recently leaked emails, obtained by the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News, revealed that he had told colleagues that masks are essentially ineffective, which many noted didn’t square with his later public support of national mask mandates. Fauci renewed his argument that those refuting him are actually refuting science, doubling down on his insistence that science evolves and he’s evolved with it.

“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us,’” Fauci said. “First he said, ‘no masks,’ then he said ‘masks.’ Well, let me give you a flash. That’s the way science works.”

Read the full report here.

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SUPERSPREADERS: COVID-19 Vaccinated Nancy Pelosi, White House Staff Test Positive to Coronavirus

Despite being fully vaccinated…

COVID-19 vaccinations: Nancy Pelosi, White House staff test positive to coronavirus

A staffer working in President Joe Biden’s White House and a senior communications aide to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

By: Brianna McKee, SKY News, July 21, 2021:

A White House staffer and a senior aide to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have contracted COVID-19 while working in Washington despite their fully vaccinated status.

It comes after a White House press briefing where public health officials emphasised the coronavirus was mostly spreading among unvaccinated Americans.

“There is a clear message that is coming through: This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” a Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (DCDC) official said.

The COVID-positive tests in Washington were reported by the White House and a spokesman for Ms Pelosi on Tuesday with the senior aide believed to have been infected by a Democrat Texas delegation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been blasted as a ‘hypocrite’ for going maskless to a White House event after she fined…

The COVID-spreader event took place last week and the aide in question has not been in contact with Ms Pelosi since, spokesman Drew Hammill said.

It’s believed the White House staffer attended an event with Ms Pelosi’s aide last week and only experienced mild symptoms.

House Speaker Ms Pelosi is 81-years-old and lies in a vulnerable age group where the coronavirus poses a greater threat.

The positive diagnosis triggered remote work on Tuesday for any member of the press office who had been in contact with the aide or had not recently tested negative.

The Democrat Texas delegation – who is believed to have passed on the virus to Ms Pelosi’s aide – arrived in the US capital on July 1 in a bid to block a Republican voting bill.

By Monday, six members of the group had tested positive for the virus and were forced into self-isolation.

The Democrat Delegation rushed to Washington in a bit to raise awareness about a Republican bill seeking to put in place criteria to identify voters and reduce loopholes for election fraud.

The White House official said contact tracing efforts had determined there were no close contacts among White House employees.

The official also suggested the mild symptoms experienced by the staffer were not unexpected and provided further proof vaccines are effective.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines only reduce the risk of people spreading the virus – contraction and transmission of the infection can still occur.

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NOW OKLAHOMA: Ohio Rep. Sean Roberts Requests FORENSIC ELECTION AUDIT in Three Oklahoma Counties…

“Every citizen deserves to have faith in the integrity of the election process and its outcome,” Roberts said in a letter sent to the Election Board secretary. “It is my responsibility, as an elected public servant, to assure my constituents that Oklahoma’s elections are safe and secure.”

It begins…

State Rep. Sean Roberts Requests FORENSIC ELECTION AUDIT in Three Oklahoma Counties..

State Rep. seeks audit of 2020 election results in 3 Oklahoma counties

by Brandon Martin, OKC FOX, July 13th 2021

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH) — Oklahoma State Representative Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, announced on Tuesday that he is requesting the State Election Board Secretary call for a “forensic and independent audit” of the 2020 general elections in Oklahoma County and two other random counties in the state.

“Every citizen deserves to have faith in the integrity of the election process and its outcome,” Roberts said in a letter sent to the Election Board secretary. “It is my responsibility, as an elected public servant, to assure my constituents that Oklahoma’s elections are safe and secure.”

Roberts also said that there were “clear signs of election fraud in various other states around the country such as Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.”

“Elections are the bedrock of our constitutional republic and the recent fraud across the country has led to voter confidence dropping drastically, we must prove our state elections are secure,” Roberts said.

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PODCAST: Voter Suppression vs. Election Integrity

Arguably the two biggest issues facing the American people today deals with illegal immigration and voting. Interestingly, I believe the two are related. However, there are sharp differences in interpretation between liberals and conservatives and reflects a deep divide between the two groups.

As to illegal immigration, liberals do not believe in national borders thereby causing the current influx of illegal immigration. It is their hope illegals will be granted citizenship and voting rights, thereby enabling Democrats to remain in power.

On the other hand, conservatives want tighter control at the border, thereby thwarting illegal voting, illegal distribution of benefits, and curb human trafficking and drug importation.

Voting also has two differing perspectives. Liberals claim the new election laws enacted by Republican-led states represent “voter suppression.” They insist the laws are being enacted to prevent minorities from voting. As such, they label these laws as “racist” and akin to “Jim Crow laws.” They use the “Jim Crow” moniker knowing the public has no sense of history and have forgotten it was created by the Democrats, the same people who gave us “Jim Crow” and advocated slavery.

Conservatives, instead, are promoting “election integrity” as a means to promote lawful voting. This can hardly be construed as “voter suppression,” but this is what the Democrats would have us believe. Republicans thereby are creating state laws to promote proper Voter ID, reasonable hours to vote early, and honest absentee voting. To illustrate, there is nothing in the recent Texas state election bills (HB3 and SR1) that could possibly be construed as “voter suppression,” yet this is what Texas Democrats insist it is. Interestingly, the bills begin by claiming they are, “enacted solely to prevent fraud in the electoral process and ensure that all legally cast ballots are counted.” Having read the legislation, I have to agree.

Knowing Republicans have the votes to pass the legislation, Texas Democrats fled the state, and flew to Washington, DC to seek comfort from the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats. As part of this, they want to federalize voting as per House Resolution 1 (H.R.1), the “For the People” Act which is aimed at encouraging more votes, not validating them. As I wrote in March on this subject, “There is nothing in the bill about validating voter identity, verification of signatures, or checking rolls in a uniform manner. This is all about harvesting votes for the Democrats in an unscrupulous manner.”

Let’s be clear about something from the onset, H.R.1 is un-Constitutional as the right to determine voting is a state issue, not federal (see Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution, whereby, “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof;” Aside from the Electoral College, this is also true for the Executive Branch.

I also find it interesting the role the News Media plays in all of this. Most outlets claim this is about “voter suppression,” not “election integrity.” This is obviously being orchestrated by someone behind the scenes. To illustrate, I found two columns with almost identical content:

Techbondhu – by Serilda – July 9th

The bills – House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 – were filed during the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, which started Thursday. Republican leaders vowed to take another pass at approving voting legislation after Texas House Democrats blocked a previous effort in May to pass more voting restrictions.

NPR – by Ashley Lopez – July 12th

The bills – House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 – were filed during the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, which started last week. Republican leaders vowed to take another pass at approving voting legislation after Texas House Democrats blocked a previous effort in May to pass more voting restrictions.

It is as if someone from the left wrote the article first, distributed it to the news media, and allowed them to fine tune it to suit their needs. Not only is this plagiarism, and shows to what length the Left will go, but it demonstrates how the news media works. As an aside, I have also seen this done with “Letters to the Editor,” where the same comments are posted in different newspapers across the USA.

The truth is, this is about manipulating and controlling the vote in order to maintain a tyrannical grasp of power. It has absolutely nothing to do with racism and “Jim Crow,” which is nothing more than a clever subterfuge. What we are witnessing is another test of the U.S. Constitution, to wit, do we accept illegal immigration and voting, or do we not? This will inevitably end up in the Supreme Court.

P.S. – As one friend said to me recently, “You notice Democrats are fine with vaccine cards, but not Voter IDs?” Just saying.

Keep the Faith!

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Joe Biden is the Big Lie!

We are well into the Biden administration. What many are now seeing is that Biden, his handlers and administration are hell bent on destroying America and it’s allies, particularly Israel.

Biden has become a joke but nobody is laughing. His policies and politics are doing more and more harm each and every day.

Gas prices are up. The cost of food is up. Employment and wages are down. Government control is expanding and becoming tyrannical .

Biden Is The Big Lie

In Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler trying to discredit the Germans’ activities during World War I wrote:

“[T]hat in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation…. From time immemorial, however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited.”

The big lie is both effective and critical to any tyranny. Hitler used it to demonize the Jewish people, which led to the Holocaust.

Today, America is facing a series of big lies. Here is a list of some of those used by Democrats and Biden:

  1. The January 6, 2021, mostly peaceful, rally in Washington, D.C was an “insurrection.”
  2. The Cuban people are rioting against their Communist oppressors because of COVID.
  3. Government must control an individual’s choice to be vaccinated for COVID. My body, my choice does not apply.
  4. Taxing and spending are necessary and good but won’t lead to inflation. In fact it will be a shot in the arm (or head) of the U.S. economy.
  5. Mankind is to blame for every natural weather event.
  6. Climate change is a national security priority.
  7. Israel, and by definition the Jewish people, are a threat to the Arab Palestinians.
  8. The 2020 election was fair and without fraud.
  9. If anyone says, tweets or posts something that the Biden administration disagrees with then that person should be banned from all social media platforms.
  10. Requiring an ID to get on an airplane is okay but requiring one to vote is racist.
  11. Biden is has all of his faculties and is not senile.

Conclusion

Daily we are witnessing another big lie. These big lies are being spread by the media, with the help of Big Tech.

The big lie is the enemy of the truth.

Today, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. An act that can have you shadow banned on social media, labeled as a racist, hated by those who do not want to learn the truth.

Perhaps we all need to read John 8:31-32 over and over again:

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Indeed, the truth will set you free.

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National File – Hard News for the New Right

Twitter, like Facebook, YouTube, and, for that matter, Source Watch, is a good place to find alternative voices not because they aren’t trying to silence these voices, but because they are. Call it the Streisand effect, defined by Wikipedia as ” a social phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended consequence of further publicizing that information.”

Twitter did their job again a few weeks ago when they locked out the news site “National File,” after it reported that a 13 year old died after receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Epoch Times reported the lockout, later lifted, but the public spotlight hit the National File, and we had a look.

To be clear, there is nothing terribly special about the National File. Undoubtedly ran on a shoestring, they have a news website, the obligatory social media accounts, and a YouTube channel that’s been dormant for over six months.

So what’s the point?

The point is that when you view their home page, keep two things in mind. First, you need sources like the National File to find reports that embarrass the Left, or tell the rest of the story about something that the Left has distorted into a smear on the Right. Because you’ll never see any of that on the mainstream media platforms – online or offline.

Second, if you examine the National File’s content, you will find the predictable selectivity. The news they choose to report defends the Right and exposes the Left. But their respect for facts doesn’t merely match that of the mainstream media, but exceeds it. Anyone who thinks that David Muir at ABC, or, for that matter, Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook or Jack Dorsey at Twitter, is going to care any more about the truth than National File editor Tom Pappert, is living in fantasy land.

That is why we started Winston84, and that is why we continue to highlight examples of censorship and examples of alternative voices that are suppressed. We welcome the National File to our directory of irreverent investigators, and wish them well.

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Twitter Bans Nick Fuentes

What took them so long? When reviewing the list of people banned by Twitter, you have to wonder how the President of the United States could be “permanently suspended” (is that an oxymoron?), but Nick Fuentes remained. He must have done a careful dance to avoid somehow violating Twitter’s “terms of service” until now. And even now, Twitter won’t tell anyone what was the last straw.

Fuentes, at the ripe old age of 22, has already made quite a name for himself. His initial videos, which he started posting as a college freshman, weren’t terribly alarming. He would initiate debates over immigration with people who disagreed with him, and appeared to be having the time of his life. This quality, the gleeful troll upsetting Leftist pieties, at first probably disarmed some of his critics. In a 2019 interview with Milo Yiannopoulos, those qualities come through loud and clear.

What also comes through, then and now, is a young man who openly admits he wants to live in a society that is majority white, condemns homosexuality, and claims America’s media and financial sectors are dominated by Zionists. Should people like Nick Fuentes be permitted to share their opinions on public online forums?

The answer to that is clearly open to debate, but along with Ben Shapiro – no fan of Fuentes – we’ll error on the side of inclusion. Not only because speech, no matter how much we disagree with it, remains protected under the First Amendment. Not only because the Section 230 exemption requires publicly used platforms like Twitter to refrain from editorial censorship. But also because of the double standard.

It doesn’t matter if you agree with the double standard. Free speech laws aren’t designed to protect speech you agree with.

Why is it that other nations, from Japan and Israel to virtually any Islamic nation, are permitted to scrupulously preserve their culture, whereas critics of culturally disruptive mass immigration to the United States are branded as racists? Why is it that Islam condemns homosexuality, but if some Christians share those beliefs, they are subject to lawsuits and online censorship? Why is it that members of Congress such as Ilhan Omar can condemn alleged Zionist influence, but Nick Fuentes cannot?

There’s another reason it is a mistake to ban someone like Nick Fuentes from platforms like Twitter, and it is what this will do to him. Everyone pushed off the mainstream platforms doesn’t just lose their audience and years of work. They are reminded that free speech isn’t free. They are reminded that only narratives that meet with corporate approval are tolerated. They are reminded that there is a shocking degree of unanimity among what corporations tolerate.

Finally, they are reminded that if you are a Leftist and say offensive, outrageous things, you are tolerated, whereas on the Right, not only are you not tolerated, but you are held up as supposed evidence that the entire Right thinks like you do, and should therefore be destroyed. Nick Fuentes no longer has reason to be reasonable.

This is no way to unite the nation. Allowing people like Nick Fuentes to speak their minds, exposing them if they’re loose with the facts, engaging them if they’re proposing solutions or expressing preferences that are unpalatable or ill conceived, is a pathway to reconciliation. It’s also the American way.

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Cuba: Give Us Liberty, No Matter the Cost

There’s one thing most Cubans can agree on: the small island nation may never be the same again. “The history of Cuba will have to be rewritten after Sunday, the 11th of July,” one Catholic leader said. In just nine days, more than six decades of oppression was turned on its head, as people flooded to the streets — risking their very lives to send a message America’s forefathers know well: give us liberty, no matter the cost.

“I think it’s important that people understand: this is the most significant level of protest we’ve seen against the Cuban regime,” Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) pointed out. From his vantage point, there hasn’t been anything close to this level of unrest since Fidel Castro overthrew the previous government. “I don’t think we’ve ever seen people take such a stand at such risk.” Staring down the highest levels of COVID in Latin America, a massive food and medicine shortage, and the country’s complete economic collapse, most Cubans felt like they had nothing to lose. “Folks need to understand just how great we have it here in this country,” Waltz said soberly. “We can peacefully protest — our voices can be heard. But somewhere like Cuba, you are risking torture, you’re risking death — just for taking a stand.”

At best, Waltz says, your family is in abject poverty, struggling to find your next meal. At worst, you’re being thrown behind bars. “So it is quite brave and commendable, but it also speaks to a level of desperation that these people are truly facing right now.” Although Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has switched back on the internet and agreed to let some aid into the country, the protests rage on. Over the weekend, the government staged its own counter-rallies, complete with a token appearance by 90-year-old Raul Castro to try to bolster more support for his controversial regime.

Elsewhere, in American streets, Cuban Americans waved flags in support of their oppressed countrymen. President Joe Biden, under pressure from radical Democrats to ease the U.S. embargo on the island, has been surprisingly quiet. And no wonder, a Washington Post reporter says. “The progressive wing of the Democratic Party does not want to go hard against Cuba, against some of the things that the Castro regime may have been a part of, in part because there are some Democrats there, some progressives who agree with some of those things.”

In Waltz’s opinion, it’s just as well that these extremists show themselves for who they are. “You’re seeing the progressives’ true colors come out,” he said on “Washington Watch.” “We see it every day in a Pelosi- run Congress where the Left really is the tail wagging the dog. And Biden has turned out to be, as predicted, a Trojan horse for the progressives. But man, in their praise for the Cuban regime and their praise for socialism and then condemnation that it’s America’s fault… it’s all coming out. And a lot of us can’t say we didn’t tell you so.”

Meanwhile, the regime they’re so enamored with is going door-to-door hunting protestors and church leaders. Jatniel Perez, director of William Carey Biblical Seminary and pastor at Centro Biblico Crecer in Cuba, insists some people have just disappeared. Others are in prison for no other reason than joining their parishioners on the street. “That’s the situation for many of the Cubans who have been protesting… They don’t have liberty of speech.” From inside Cuba, many warn that the international media is only telling part of the story. The internet blockages are so intense and unpredictable that no one can confirm the deaths of innocent people at the hands of communist officials. The press is “soft-selling the severity and brutality,” Catholic leaders on the ground warn.

As for the church leaders, Perez says, “For the moment, we don’t know where they are… [W]e don’t know their status or anything. We just know that they have charges [against them].” Like everyone else in Cuba, he insists, they just want freedom. “They just want to have everything possible for them and [have their needs met].” That’s why, in his opinion, this will continue.

And the American people have a huge role to play in that fight for liberty. While Cubans recite portions of the Declaration of Independence, longing for what we have, the United States gives oxygen to their cause by saying, “We support you. We’re with you.” They need to hear that America has their back, Waltz urged. As quiet as the Biden administration has been on the issue, we can change that by pressuring this president to stand with the Cuban people, he insisted — especially as they make this “brave and incredible protest against the authoritarianism that is communism and that is socialism.”

In the meantime, Perez pleads, “Pray for us. Pray for the people in Cuba. Pray for the pastors in Cuba, because everybody has fear of what the government can do to them.” Right now, Cuban officials are closing churches. They’re restricting the salaries of the pastors. “So I want you to be praying for the pastors. And the second is pray for love among the people and try [to] defend… one to the other. So that’s like the biggest need that we have right now. And for us to get to preach the gospel all over Cuba, that can change lives, too.”

You can hear more from Perez on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. (ET) during our special Cuban-focused Pray Vote Stand. You’ll hear from people on the ground, policymakers, and church leaders about what we — as Christians — can do to help the hurting people of this nation turn the page on 62 years of oppression.

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