An American Revolution Version 2.0?

“[W]henever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”  – Declaration of Independence

“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” ― John Parker

“Democrats want to tear America down so they can ‘build back better’ – as a Communist country.” – Retired FBI agents


We are now in the 256th year since the beginning of the American Revolution on March 22nd, 1765. “The shot heard round the world” occurred when British soldiers and minutemen—the colonists’ militia—exchanged gunfire at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.

Questions: Is it time for a Second American Revolution? Will there be a second shot heard round the world?

It is ironic that Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Democratic Party, was a spokesman for freedom, an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Looking at the Declaration of Independence to Understand

Today Thomas Jefferson would not recognize the party that he created. In fact it would be highly likely that Jefferson would lead a revolution to stop the despotism happening today in these United States of America.

As Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence,

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Jefferson wrote,

The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

We are seeing a new King George III today in Biden and his administration.

Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence listed, “Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

Let’s compare Jefferson’s facts as listed in the Declaration of Independence to what we are seeing today.

  • King George: He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. Biden: He has refused assent to laws by imposing draconian mandates upon American citizens that are against the public good.
  • King George: He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained, and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. Biden: He has attacked governors, like Ron DeSantis in Florida, for enacting legislation and implementing policies to stop the federal mandates, end abortion, insure the right to self-defense and to keep and bear arms.
  • King George: He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. Biden: He and his administration and the Democrat controlled congress are passing laws that favor select groups of people, e.g. blacks, LGBTQ+, illegal aliens, those who only agree with him and his agenda versus large districts of people.
  • King George: He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. Biden: The Democrats control of Washington, D.C. has now become the center of power intent on fatiguing every American into compliance with its onerous measures to control their lives via new laws, taxes, mandates and rules.
  • King George: He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. Biden: His party and administration has doe everything it can to invade the rights of the people by using our own representative houses against us.
  • King George: He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. Biden: He and his administration have declared war on individual states for flexing their powers over the federal government.  He has even sent agents to arrest we the people for standing up and speaking truth to power. Bidens DOJ now labeled parents who speak out against school board policies as domestic terrorists.
  • King George: He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. Biden: He and his administration is now encouraging the population of these states by allowing illegal aliens to freely cross our borders and bringing in “refugees” from places like Afghanistan.
  • King George: He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. Biden: He has told companies to ignore ruling of the courts against his Covid mandates.
  • King George: He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. Biden: Has begun a commission to pack the Supreme Court, giving Democrats a permanent majority on the highest court of the land.
  • King George: He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. Biden: As part of his Build Back Better agenda Biden and Democrats plan, using the reconciliation bill, on expanding current offices like the IRS and creating a new office called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC).
  • King George: He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our legislatures. Biden: He and his Joint Chiefs of Staff are fundamentally transforming our military to the ideals of “Wokeism.” Biden is also begun defunding our military.
  • King George: He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. Biden: Is doing exactly the same.
  • King George: He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    • For protecting them by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    • For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    • For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    • For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    • For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
    • For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    • For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    • For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    • He has abdicated Government here by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. Biden: He is doing many of these very same things listed above today. In essence Biden has declared war against any and all Americans who disagree with him.
  • King George: He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. Biden:  He and his allies in Black Lives Matter and Antifa are looting our nation, burning our towns and destroying the lives of law abiding citizens. He is plundering our land, our national sovereignty, taking away our ability to make our own healthcare decisions and creating a government that is bent on taking away our individual freedoms and enslaving us via social mandates.

Time for New Guards for Our Future Security

Question: Is it time for American Revolution Version 2.0?

Tom Paine wrote,

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

Today in America we are clearly seeing abuses and usurpations. The goal is absolute despotism.

When we the people see these truths to be self-evident, that our despotic government does not hold that all men as created equal. When our government takes away our inalienable rights, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is time to take action.

We the people must either alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.

George Washington  wrote:

“Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect – We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die…”

Give me liberty or give me death.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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World must respond strongly to spate of extremist attacks

Terrorist acts carried out by radical Islamist extremists have begun to return to the forefront, bringing back memories of the scale of destruction and brutality that characterized similar attacks in recent years.

Only last week, Uganda’s capital Kampala was rocked by two coordinated explosions that killed at least three innocent civilians and terrified thousands of residents, who fled the city center fearing for their lives. Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces, an extremist group affiliated to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for the attack. He emphasized that there remained a threat of more suicide attacks.

The same warning came out of the UK as its government decided to raise the terror threat level to severe following an attack in Liverpool last week. That incident came just a few weeks after the assassination of Conservative Member of Parliament Sir David Amess.

The UK is expecting more attacks as the holiday season approaches, according to Home Secretary Priti Patel, who warned last Monday that another attack is highly likely. “There is a reason for that and that reason is because what we saw yesterday is the second incident in a month now,” she said following the Liverpool attack.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the public to remain vigilant, stressing that no terrorist would succeed in dividing the people of his country. “What yesterday showed above all is that the British people will never be cowed by terrorism, we will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence,” he said.

According to the Guardian newspaper, “the Liverpool attacker was not previously known to MI5, which keeps a list of 3,000 current suspects and just over 20,000 previous ones, or to specialist counterterrorism police officers.” This information is alarming and extremely dangerous, due to the lack of intelligence on the number and locations of radical sleeper cells or lone wolves that have no sympathy for all religions or humans without exception.

When we say that terrorism has no religion or borders, it is not just a slogan for public announcements, but is rather a fact we witness on the ground on a daily basis all around the globe.

The recent developments in Afghanistan will give all radical Islamists around the world hope and motivation. They will believe that, if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. This justifies the increase in concern among the international community.

Daesh is now working on various social media platforms to recruit potential suicide bombers, seizing the opportunity to take advantage of young and uneducated Muslims to implement their agenda and carry out attacks during Christmas celebrations.

A chilling video was spotted on TikTok that targeted Daesh sympathizers and urged them to launch mass-casualty terrorist attacks in the West during the holidays. The US Sun reported that the video described different methods and locations for committing such horrific acts. It attempted to brainwash these supporters and motivate them to kill as many people as possible. This TikTok account has been used by Daesh for the past 18 months, with its videos watched thousands of times.

Click HERE to read more.

Originally published by Arab News

COLUMN BY

Dalia al-Aqidi

EDITORS NOTE: This Center for Security Policy column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

PODCAST: Conservatives Fleeing to Florida to Be Free

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s (R) leadership throughout the pandemic has brought “pro-freedom conservatives” to the Sunshine State in droves as they flee “tyrannical blue states” in search of freedom, Florida Republican Party Vice Chairman Christian Ziegler said during an interview on Breitbart News Saturday.

From 2008 to the end of Obama’s presidency in 2016, Democrats went from nearly 700,000 more voters than Republicans to a little over 300,000, election data shows. By 2020, Democrats held slightly less than a 100,000-voter lead. Republicans are now roughly 4,000 votes ahead of Democrats — 5,118,357 to 5,114,039, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections.

Ziegler told host Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News’s Washington bureau chief, that the secret to the Florida GOP’s success was leaning into the “Trump/DeSantis wing of the party” and investing “a record amount of money” toward voter registration with the help of the governor.

“We’re excited in Florida, and a lot of that has to do with obviously Donald Trump coming in, people seeing that and starting to switch parties. He brought in a lot of southern Democrats, a lot of moderates, independents over to the Republican Party. And Ron DeSantis keeping businesses and schools open has really accelerated that,” Ziegler said. “His record plus his resources have now really paid off, and now we are a Republican state officially.”

When talking to homebuilders on the ground in South Florida, Ziegler said they mostly report that most people moving to Florida are from California, New York, and Illinois — “deep blue states.”

“You know, the initial worry, which I agree with people, is I do not want people coming from California and New York and Illinois with their voting records, with their voting history and preferences. I do not want blue voters coming to Florida and shaping our state,” Ziegler said. “But, when you take a step back and you really dive into the numbers and you dive into the feedback from the people moving here, what we’re seeing is people are fleeing these tyrannical blue states that have overextended government. They’re shutting down businesses, they’re shutting down schools, and they’re looking around the country and trying to figure out where to relocate.”

Ziegler specifically credited DeSantis’s leadership with bringing in new Florida residents, touting his pandemic policy of following the science, keeping businesses and schools open, and fighting against mask and vaccine mandates.

“So I think that we’re getting the movers, and the movers coming here are actually pro-freedom conservatives that were locked down in blue states, and now they are fleeing to Florida to be free,” he said.

DeSantis, who has championed involvement in local school board elections, is specifically drawing “20,30, 40-year-old females, moms, dads, that have never been involved in politics,” Ziegler said.

“But now they’re waking up and seeing what the school boards are doing locally to their kids. They’re getting frustrated, and they’re realizing that the Republican Party is standing with them in support of freedom,” he continued.

Keeping up that enthusiasm on the ground will be key to driving up further support for the party going into the 2022 midterm elections, in addition to continuing to prioritize voter registration, which Ziegler called “one of their greatest tools.” While Democrats are already rumored to view DeSantis as “unbeatable,” Ziegler said the Florida GOP is planning on giving his campaign “150 percent.” He noted that a Democrat like Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried or party flipper and former Gov. Charlie Crist would “change our state for the worst” overnight.

“Look, Ron DeSantis in my mind — we’re going to make the assumption that he’s ten points down. We’re going to work our tails off and make sure he gets elected. We’ll let the Democrat Party put money in here and decide if they want to waste it. The good thing is, if they waste it in Florida, they don’t have that money in other states that they might actually have a chance in,” he said. “I can guarantee you, there are going to be a lot of liberal dollars that come from liberal blue states from people that may not have ever been to Florida, and they’re going to try to beat Ron DeSantis because they look at him as a potential 2024 candidate or 2028, no matter how that shapes up. As a guy that could be president in the future, they are going to try to take him out early.”

©Christian Ziegler. All rights reserved.

Campaign Promise Broken …….. Again!

Good morning Deano, Slushy,

Well, it’s back to the grindstone over there at Pravda, I mean the distinguished NY Times.  It was great to see Joey eating some ice cream up in Nantucket, while vacationing at major political donor, Ron Perlman’s $30 million dollar estate.

It was a real Currier and Ives moment, eh Deano.  The family shopping in the quaint village, shopping for the grandkids (unmasked of course).  I mean Joey didn’t think cameras would be there, poor clueless Vegetable-in-Chief.  It actually brought a tear to my eye…..from laughing of course.  The most poignant moment had to be when Hunter attended mass with the rest of the pious clan……very touching.  Did Hunter (famous artist), bring his brothers widow, or the hooker from the picture of him straddling her back and pulling her hair….ah, that scamp Hunter. The power of crack cocaine.

Joey’s Campaign Promise

Well, low and behold, we have another deadly variant amongst us.  Here is where it gets a little fuzzy Deano.  I could have sworn little Joey said, “I will not shut down the country, I will shut down the virus!”  That was to be his JFK moment, but alas, it is just another FJB moment.  It is tough to see though, as your propaganda machine,  I mean “news” outlet took down the death tote board from your daily front page headlines.  It magically disappeared from the equally honest CNN……….fascinating. Joey is knocking it out of the park, those deaths are really adding up.  It’s almost, almost mind you, that you are one of the arms of the most corrupt, incompetent, nefarious political crime syndicate in America’s 250 year history.  This just can’t be Deano, Slushy………. right?

Labor Issues Slushy?

I’m sure you’re all busy with the holiday hangover (no offense to Hunter) and your middle management issue over there at the Old Gray Lady.  Imagine those ingrates complaining on not being paid fairly.  You know the Wirecutter Union having the audacity to ask for a 2.5% raise, while AG Sulzberger (esteemed Times Publisher) offered a 1% raise.  I mean, COVID for gosh sakes!  Do you expect Slushy do give up one his chauffeurs or gardeners , lets try and be reasonable here.  I mean give him a break, trying to get the seating arrangements at the Thanksgiving table straight with Dad/Pinchy’s numerous ex-wives and Caroline Kennedy and all, who has the time for paying people for their livelihood.Well, I’m sure you have a lot on your plate Deano Baquet.  Are you back from your exclusive, affluent, very non-diverse enclave with Dylan and Ari?  They must be so proud of your unbiased, professional work,  just like the rest of us are.

Domestic Terrorist…….Not According To The New York Times

Hey, did you get a chance to ask Slushy about that job, we talked about.  You know, after I was able to get that railroaded Darrell E Brooks name, when you were calling him a person of interest, incessantly. I guess your investigative reporters were off those days?   You may have forgotten about him, the story of the “accident “, “incident “ in Waukesha, has miraculously disappeared from most major “news” outlets.  Maybe if more of the children survive and are released out of the hospital, you could run a feel good story then.  Hey maybe have Brooksie meet the children with some stuffed animals…it would be some nice PR.  I understand they are now looking at a faulty brake system as the cause of the accident, or possibly sun glare.  Not the career criminal, who is a blatant racist, who ran over his girlfriend earlier…….after punching her in the face of course, hell bent on getting revenge for the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.  He is also an aspiring rap star, I understand….some lovely lyrics, there too, just so eloquent.  Ah, what a representative of the poor downtrodden, eh Deano?As always, you guys put a smile on my face, usually followed by fits of laughter.  Keep up the great work Deano. It saves me money…..I now don’t have to pick up the National Enquirer in the supermarket, for entertainment purposes of course.  They are just a bit more serious and factual with their reporting than you guys, but you’ll get there eventually, you’ll get there, buddy.

Sincerely,
Chris Cirino

©Christopher Cirino. All rights reserved.

The Countries With the Cleanest Environments in the World Are Also the Most Economically Free, Research Shows

Research shows that countries with the highest levels of economic freedom also have the highest environmental performance.


One of the most frequently raised arguments against capitalism is that it is the primary driver of environmental pollution and climate change. But if we compare Yale University’s ranking of countries with the highest environmental performance with the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, a very different correlation emerges.

For more than 20 years, Yale University has been publishing the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and ranking countries according to their environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The EPI uses 32 performance indicators across eleven issue categories:

  • Air Quality
  • Sanitation & Drinking Water
  • Heavy Metals
  • Waste Management
  • Biodiversity & Habitat
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Fisheries
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution Emissions
  • Water Resources
  • Agriculture

According to Yale University’s analyses, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France are the highest ranked countries, followed by Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. The report states, “One of the consistent lessons of the EPI is that achieving sustainability requires sufficient economic prosperity to fund public health and environmental infrastructure.” The researchers find that there is a clear positive correlation between environmental performance and country wealth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

An interesting comparison can be made between the EPI and the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, which has been measuring economic freedom around the globe since 1995. The index, which is also referred to as the capitalism index by the sociologist Erich Weede, was most recently published in spring 2021 and analyzes the level of economic freedom in 178 countries. The Heritage Foundation index applies twelve criteria, all of which are weighted equally:

  1. Property Rights
  2. Judicial Effectiveness
  3. Government Integrity
  4. Tax Burden
  5. Government Spending
  6. Fiscal Health
  7. Business Freedom
  8. Labour Freedom
  9. Monetary Freedom
  10. Trade Freedom
  11. Investment Freedom
  12. Financial Freedom

The ten most economically free countries in the world in the 2021 index are:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zealand
  3. Australia
  4. Switzerland
  5. Ireland
  6. Taiwan
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Estonia
  9. Canada
  10. Denmark

The countries with the lowest levels of economic freedom were North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The 178 countries are all grouped in five categories: Free, Mostly Free, Moderately Free, Mostly Unfree and Repressed. The Heritage Foundation’s researchers compared the two indices – Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index and their own Index of Economic Freedom – for the year 2020 and found that the countries with the highest levels of economic freedom also had the highest EPI scores, averaging 76.1, while the “Mostly Free” countries averaged 70.2. There is then a big gap to the “Moderately Free” countries, which were rated much lower (59.6 points) for their environmental performance. The “Mostly Unfree” and “Repressed” countries registered by far the worst environmental performance (46.7 and 50.3 points in the EPI, respectively).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021 ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND ENVIROMENTAL PERFORMANCE CHART

Image Credit: 2021 Index of Economic Freedom (page 26), Heritage Foundation

To smooth out the dynamic developments in the Index of Economic Freedom, it makes sense to take each country’s average score over 15 years from 2006 to 2020. This compensates for the kind of one-off effects that can result from short-term policy measures. These averages can then be compared with the Environmental Performance Index’s scores from 2020. The data reveal a clear positive correlation (the correlation coefficient is 67%). A regression analysis also confirms that for every one-point increase in the Economic Freedom Index there is a 1.06 point increase in the Environmental Performance Index. Such a high coefficient, combined with the very strong correlation between the indices, suggests a clear statistical relationship. This correlation can be explained by the causality between increased capitalism and greater technological progress and prosperity.

The economist Daniel Fernández Méndez addressed the potential objection that countries with greater economic freedom “are ‘exporting’ their polluting industries to the less free third world, while keeping non-polluting industries in their country.” However, this is clearly not the case. His analysis of the investments made by countries with high environmental standards reveals that only 0.1% of their foreign investments flow to countries with low environmental standards. The conclusions from these calculations are clear: “With the data analyzed, we can see that capitalism suits the environment. The greater the economic freedom, the better the environmental quality indexes. The ‘cleaner’ countries do not export their pollution by relocating companies.” Clearly, the environment is no different to so many other areas of life: Capitalism is not the problem, it is the solution.

COLUMN BY

Dr Rainer Zitelmann

Dr. Rainer Zitelmann is a historian and sociologist. He is also a world-renowned author, successful businessman, and real estate investor.

Zitelmann has written more than 20 books. His books are successful all around the world, especially in China, India, and South Korea. His most recent books are The Rich in Public Opinion which was published in May 2020, and The Power of Capitalism which was published in 2019.

EDITORS NOTE: This FEE column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Woman Sues Police Union for Using Her Son for Photo-Op—After Beating Her Up

A second lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Rickia Young, a black mother who last fall, in spite of breaking no laws, was ripped from her car, beaten, and separated from her toddler for a deceptive photo-op used in a propaganda social media post.

Last October, Young was driving home through Philadelphia with her two-year-old son and 16-year-old nephew when she accidentally found herself at a protest against police abuse. Just hours before, Philadelphia police had fatally shot 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., a black man whose family had called for mental health help. As Young attempted to make a three-point turn to get away from the crowd, she was pulled over by police, who smashed in her vehicle’s windows before pulling her out and assaulting her. Young was “violently yanked from the vehicle” and beaten, “causing significant injuries,” her lawyer, Riley Ross told CBS.

After the beating, she was handcuffed and forcefully separated from her toddler and teenage nephew. Two days later, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the nation’s largest law enforcement union, posted a picture of her son on Facebook in the arms of a white female officer with the following caption:

“This child was lost during the violent riots in Philadelphia, wandering around barefoot in an area that was experiencing complete lawlessness. The only thing this Philadelphia Police Officer cared about in that moment was protecting this child. We are not your enemy. We are the Thin Blue Line. And WE ARE the only thing standing between Order and Anarchy.”

The post falsely painting Young as a neglectful mother has since been deleted, but not before it was shared over 700 times. Despite already having been paid $2 million by the city for being beaten and separated from her son, Young is seeking an additional $50,000+ from the FOP for the Facebook post. Her complaint accused the union of portraying her son as a “neglected and abandoned child” in order to “promote its own political propaganda” of police as the child’s savior, when in fact they were the ones that separated the child from his mother. Her attorneys claimed that she endured “harassment, anxiety, depression and a damaged reputation as a result of the social media post,” to NBC. According to the lawsuit, the FOP’s Facebook followers were outraged and demanded authorities take Young’s child from her based on the dishonest caption.

“This was a picture of a white female police officer holding this Black boy. It’s not lost on us the symbolism that they tried to highlight with that post, as if she was the savior of that Black child and the only one who could save him,” said Ross, Young’s lawyer, to NBC. “The fact that the child was only in that police officer’s arms because of what the police themselves did to his mother and him makes that post all the more despicable.”

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw released the following statement on the incident:

“The behavior that occurred during the interaction between Rickia Young, her nephew, her son, and some of the officers on the scene violated the mission of the Philadelphia Police Department. As a matter of fact, the ability for officers and supervisors on the scene to diffuse the situation was abandoned, and instead of fighting crime and the fear of crime, some of the officers on the scene created an environment that terrorized Rickia Young, her family, and other members of the public.”

Two of the officers involved have been fired and an additional 14 officers are awaiting disciplinary hearings.

According to a FEE column by Charles Baird, a professor of economics emeritus at California State University, public sector unions are “nothing less than a conspiracy between politicians, bureaucrats, and unions to create and sustain a fourth branch of government specifically designed to increase the cost, size, and power of government.” In this case, law enforcement bureaucrats conspired with the union to create propaganda to help the police gain more credibility and respect, a strategy to increase the power of government.

This unfortunate incident is a vivid example of police departments and unions working together to create a culture in which common folk allow and praise the monopoly that law enforcement has on violence because they’d feel unsafe without it. The Philadelphia Police Department took advantage of an already chaotic situation to sow more division, and then the FOP capitalized on that division even further by turning their actions into propaganda. It’s not difficult to figure out what the intentions were behind posting a picture of a supposedly abandoned black child in the arms of a white officer in the midst of a protest against the department.

The racially-charged photo that stoked the flames on social media at the expense of a mother and her family’s safety and reputation was caused by taxpayer-funded government employees and promulgated by a dishonest public sector union. Why should our money be used, not only to fund this corruption, but to also bail them out when victims like Young (rightfully) sue for millions of dollars?

These settlements come from taxpayer dollars. Ultimately, the problem with police unions stems from public sector unions in general. The lack of accountability that these unions face because of their protection from the government is at the root of the problem.

The rhetoric used in FOP’s Facebook post was meant to juxtapose the “lawlessness” of black Philadelphia residents to the anarchy-fighting heroes, the police. However, police only act as protection from lawlessness when they hold themselves accountable to the rule of law, which they all too often fail to do. When law enforcement tramples on the rights of those they’re meant to protect such as in the case of Rickia Young, that is perpetuating the very same “lawlessness” that the police unions claim to oppose. The Philadelphia Police Department acted as an agent of chaos, not order.

When the government attempts to aggressively impose order in the name of protecting liberty, it often results in injustice. In this instance, the Philadelphia police attempted to halt the chaos in the streets by cracking down on protesters and anyone who happened to be at the scene. Obviously, this just resulted in more chaos.

This is exactly what Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, a 19th-century French politician and one of the first popular thinkers to promote civil liberties, would have predicted. He famously characterized liberty as “not the daughter, but the mother of order.” Liberty begets social harmony and spontaneous order, whereas violations of liberty in the name of order begets chaos, conflict, and the lawlessness of tyrants.

Police unions are not advancing law and order when they shelter lawless behavior and attack liberty, which is the ultimate source of order.

COLUMN BY

VIDEO: New York Daily News Inducted To The Wall of Shame

Yet another journalist™ who couldn’t keep his facts straight is getting the alpaca treatment.

Rocco Parascandola, from the New York Daily News, was forced to retract when he defamed Project Veritas’ video exposing Pfizer.

You can watch my take on this latest edition of lousy journalism here:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW: The highlighted Rocco published originally.

Fact-check: False.

We NEVER claimed that the Pfizer COVID vaccine contained aborted fetal cells. 

As soon as we saw that the New York Daily News had published this lie, we reached out to Rocco for a correction.

Here is what he responded with.

And the highlighted text below is what the article was “tweaked” to say.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ROCCO TWEAK

Now that’s more like it. That’s ACTUALLY what we reported in our video.

Here’s the bigger issue, however. Rocco published this falsehood because The Associated Press had made the following assertion beforehand:

CLICK HERE TO SEE AP NEWS QUOTE

The Associated Press drew up a Straw-Man Argument to attach what social media users were saying about our video to our journalism itself.

Because of this “defamation by implication,” the New York Daily News published it as FACT.

This is dishonest and sloppy journalism — from both AP and the New York Daily News.

I hope Rocco learns a lesson from this and does proper research next time — BEFORE reporting on Project Veritas.

But if he makes another mistake like this again…he may find himself being deposed under oath in a courtroom.

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Problems with Covid Shots harder to deny! Plus the Insane hype from the left on new SA Covid strain.

Foreword by Fred Brownbill. Today is one of those rare days you guys get two for one. The 2nd part shows the stupidity of those on the media and governments world wide. Please read both as neither is long. There are two links at the bottom. The second is about the minor symptoms etc. of the new variant. If you are under thought this will go for ever rethink it! Share. Share. Share.


FIRST BLOG:

Problems with COVID Vaccines Getting Harder to Deny

Two weeks ago, I told you I would be filing a Freedom of Information Act request to find out whether or not the government has decided to do follow-up safety studies on COVID vaccines given the now nearly 2 million adverse reaction reports filed in the U.S. and Europe.  This unprecedented flood of adverse events a serious problem and the alarm bells are ringing ever-louder.

According to the latest official federal government numbers, 894,143 COVID vaccine adverse reaction reports have been filed, including 18,853 reported deaths shortly following vaccination.  That’s just in the U.S.  The latest numbers from Europe show over a million additional adverse reactions including over 30,000 deaths.  These numbers far exceed all the adverse reaction reports filed on all other vaccines in 30 years of vaccine injury reporting.

Yes, these numbers alone do not prove causation or constitute scientific proof that COVID vaccines are injuring and killing people.  However, the VAERS disclaimer goes on to say the purpose of the reporting system in the U.S. is to provide an early warning and to prompt the government to conduct further studies when a safety problem with a vaccine becomes apparent.  I defy anyone to tell me almost two million adverse reaction reports in the U.S. and Europe including almost 50,000 deaths linked to the vaccines are insufficient to trigger follow-up studies.

Yet, we have no public indication the government has conducted such studies or has any interest in doing so.  That’s why I filed a Freedom of Information Act request, to find out what the government has decided about such studies, and why.  The government has responded by saying it’s a complex request involving numerous parties and they will need extra time to process it.  I will follow up after the first of the year and take the case to court, if necessary.

Meanwhile, evidence of a safety problem with COVID vaccines continues to pile up.

Experts have linked 200 more symptoms to the vaccines which are not covered in the informed consent form given to patients.

Vaccinated people under 60 are dying at a higher rate than the unvaccinated in Britain.

Ten thousand Australians are expected to file COVID injury claims for harms or loss of income due to adverse reactions to being vaccinated.

It was finally revealed that hospitals receive extra federal bonus payments for every COVID vaccination they administer.

Finally, the Left does not accept anecdotes as evidence unless they serve its purposes.  The Left is forever parading victim stories to sway public opinion.  Well, here are some anecdotes and victim stories for you:   A California man suffered weeks of horrible pain and finally died after receiving the Moderna vaccine.  His message to the public: “I wished I would have never gotten vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, don’t do it unless you are ready to suffer and die.”  Schools in Saginaw were forced to close after a number of teachers suffered adverse reactions from mandatory COVID booster shots.  Speaking of mandatory, 2,000 airline workers have sued their employer for forcing them to get vaccinated.  The lead plaintiff, a flight attendant, suffered an adverse reaction from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and nearly died.

Don’t tell me there are no problems with these vaccines. Don’t tell me further studies are not warranted. The government will eventually have to give me the information I want, and I will tell everyone the truth about these vaccines and the harms associated with them. Then the question will become who in the government made the decision to sweep all this under the rug in order to push the phony ‘the vaccines are safe and effective’ narrative. Heads should roll and I will not stop until they do. Somebody needs to take this on. Think about the next time and, if they get away with it this time, how many millions of vaccine injuries and deaths they will be tempted to sweep under the rug in a future pandemic. This callous disregard for the safety of humanity in the name of generating wealth and power for a tiny elite needs to stop right here, right now.

Thank you Christopher Wright.

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SECOND BLOG:

Doctor Who Discovered Omicron Slams ‘Hype,’ Travel Bans.

National Chair of the South African Medical Association, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who made an early discovery of the Omicron variant amongst patients, says “the hype” that’s been created surrounding the variant is unwarranted.

According to Reuters, “the variant was detected and announced by South Africa’s National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Nov. 25 from samples taken from a laboratory from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16.”

Coetzee told Reuters that in one of the “biggest hospitals” in her “area” and country of South Africa, there is only one patient who is COVID-positive on ventilation, and there has been no confirmation, as of Sunday, that Omicron is the cause.

“The hype,” Coetzee says, “that’s been created currently out there in the media and worldwide doesn’t correlate with the clinical picture. And it doesn’t warrant to just cut us off from any traveling, and bans South Africa as if we are the villains in the whole process — should not be like that.”

Coetzee, who is also on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, says, “looking at the mildness of the symptoms we are seeing currently, there’s no reason for panicking as we don’t see severely ill patients.”

“I also checked with the hospital, some of the hospitals in my area, and one of the biggest hospitals they only have one patient currently that’s COVID-positive on a ventilator, and they don’t even know whether it’s COVID — you know it’s Delta- or whether it is Omicron-related.”

Reports of the new variant have since resulted in several European countries, such as the United Kingdom, issuing travel bans on southern African countries, a ban that South Africa has strongly contested. Since Friday, the United States and some Asian nations have also banned travel from South Africa.

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New webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of quality COVID-19 reports

COVID-19 — Therapies:

How the common cold can boot out COVID-19

Video: Texas doctor who prescribed ivermectin suspended by hospital

Dr. Campbell video: Vitamin D, government inaction

Dr. Campbell video: Vitamin D levels advised

Dr. Campbell video: Gibraltar, vaccine failure

Dr. Campbell video: Ivermectin in Japan

Merck’s latest trial data show its COVID pill is less effective

Renowned Doctor Sues Hospital For Banning Him From Prescribing Ivermectin

Dr. Jessica Rose Unloads on FDA Panel over it’s Vaccines EUA for Young Children

COVID-19 — Vaccines:

Children and Vaccinations

Short video: Dr. Coleman re recent study about mRNA vaccine

Study: mRNA COVID Vaccine Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk

Dr. Campbell video: discusses above study

Study: The higher the vaccination rate, the higher the excess mortality

Study: Vaccinated just as likely to spread the delta variant as unvaccinated

Of 89 nursing home COVID-19 infections, 87 people were fully vaccinated

Fully Vaxxed 9 Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized

COVID Deaths Ratio Vaxxed to Unvaxxed 4:1

Vaccinated UK adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age

A frightening new potential explanation for vaccine-driven myocarditis and other problems

CDC: No Record of Naturally Immune Transmitting COVID-19

A Chemist Describes His Wife’s Major Adverse Reaction After Her COVID Vaccine

Africa is only 6% vaccinated, and COVID-19 has practically disappeared

Pfizer Documented 158,893 Adverse Events with 25,957 Nervous System Disorders in First Few Months of Distribution

COVID-19 — Vaccine Mandates:

Sharyl Attkisson: Vaccine Mandates Are The Ultimate Showdown

Position Paper: Vaccination of Children 5–11 Years

We will kill 117 kids to save one child from dying from COVID

The war on the ‘unvaccinated’ attempts to demonize and destroy the non-compliant

Legislation to give NYS residents independence from state COVID-19 regulations

FL Governor Signs Bills to Protect Employees & Families from COVID Mandates

Video: Austria’s lockdown of the unvaccinated

Austria to enter lockdown, bring in mandatory vaccinations

Court Filing to Halt Biden’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate

The Fake Theology Behind Vaccine Mandates

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

VAERS Data

Why we cannot trust US COVID data

Italian Institute of Health Reduces Official Covid Death Toll from 130,000 to 4,000

Short video: Analyzing COVID-19 vaccine efficiency and safety statistics

Why are COVID Cases Spiking? Again

CDC Re-Defined The Term ‘Vaccine’ To Legitimize Deficient Pharma Products

Mirrors of OF Calamity: How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of COVID-19’s Toll

FDA Asks Court for 55 Years to Fully Release Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Data

COVID-19 — Masks:

Our New Report: COVID-19 Masks: How Effective and How Safe?

Report: Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging

Report: A Scientific Analysis Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful

Study: Mask mandate and use efficacy in state-level COVID-19 containment

Report: Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS‐ CoV‑2: A Critical Review

WHO says fully vaccinated should wear masks and physically distance as Covid infections surge

COVID-19 — Dr. Fauci:

How Fauci Fooled America

Book: The Real Anthony Fauci…

RFK Jr.’s Fauci book is #1 bestseller on Amazon despite ‘total media blackout’

Fauci Warned About Coronaviruses in 2003—but Didn’t Act On It

COVID-19 — Omicron:

Video: New COVID-19 variant may be 500% more infectious than Delta

WHO names new COVID variant ‘Omicron’

COVID-19 — Misc:

New Report: What is a Physician’s Job and Obligations?

COVID-19 Investigation: Empirical Evidence For Preventative Strategies

COVID suspended the rules of civilization – and we need them back

Physicians Declaration II – Updated Global Covid Summit

Lions, tigers, leopards all have tested positive for COVID: What we know about the virus in animals

Drinking Jumps During Pandemic, Especially in Young Women

Researchers discover a gene that doubles risk of death from COVID-19

Greed Energy Economics & the Environment:

World’s largest offshore wind facility ‘unprofitable’, govt funded report confirms

Britons face record bill as wind farms perform poorly again

National Audubon Society sues county over wind turbine project: ‘A population sink’

Swiss wind project ordered to scale back to protect birds

Wind Energy:

Party’s Over: Unreliable Wind & Solar Ditched In Favor of Reliable Nuclear & Gas

Climate change, “wind droughts” and the implications for Wind energy

Long Island Power Authority sued about offshore wind project

Second lawsuit filed by opponents of proposed VA wind project

Interior Department approves 2nd large U.S. offshore wind project

NY Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Renewables Siting Policies

Ohio Commissioners Restrict County Wind and Solar Projects

Solar Energy:

VA County Commissioners Rebuff Solar Proposal

Solar Energy Isn’t As Green As You May Think

NY Town’s Industrial Solar Project Shows State Has No Clue

Nuclear Energy:

Why was Nuclear side-lined at COP26?

TerraPower picks site of first Natrium reactor

Uranium & Nuclear Power Play a Critical Role in the U.S.

California needs to keep the its nuclear plant open to meet its climate goals

Fossil Fuel Energy:

Europe was already facing a winter gas crisis. The risks just got even bigger

Putin sounds alarm bells after seizing control of Iran gas in ‘final act to secure Europe’

Methane Tax Another Case of the Elitist Empire Striking Back

President Biden’s Latest Oil Directives Lead To Nowhere Very Fast

Joe Biden to Recommend Increasing Red Tape, Fees on Oil Industry

Misc Energy:

Excellent: Robert Bryce committee testimony for U.S. Senate hearing on Energy Prices

Time To Reform Virginia’s Energy Policies

How cobalt-free batteries will bring down the cost of EVs

Needed: A rational and affordable climate policy

The Democrats’ Incoherent Energy Policy

Manmade Global Warming — COP26:

The ghastly charade in Glasgow and the West’s self-flagellation over the climate

Here’s why COP26 was a total waste of time, money, and carbon

‘Useful idiots’ who let China off the hook

COP26: ’Trans Nonbinary Liberation Is Eco-Justice!’

Report: Climate Change is more than CO2 and CO2 is more than Climate Change

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

50 years of predictions that the climate apocalypse is nigh

The Profound Junk Science of Climate

Biden administration jockeying to create a $15B climate change slush fund

EPA: Cleaner air is more deadly

How the BBC is crushing the climate debate

Not Enough Energy To Keep 8 Billion People Warm On A Cooling Planet

Pentagon Says Climate Change is as Big a National Security Threat as China

Study: Modelers Got Aerosols Wrong…CO2 Climate Sensitivity likely .4°C Overstated!

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

Important Peer-Reviewed Papers on Climate Change

The silly science of climate alarmism

Solar variations controversy

The Fight Over Climate Change’s Price Tag

Study: NY CLCPA will have a net cost of $300± Billion

In Their Pursuit of Climate Nirvana, Politicians Ignore the Consumer

Short video: Chicken Little Pox: climate change pandemic

The Supreme Court will hear cases that could undercut Biden’s climate agenda

US Election:

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

Allowing foreign citizens to vote in US elections is a rotten idea

Five Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Corrections We Need From the Media Now

New York Times held report on Kenosha arson, looting until after 2020 election

Federal indictment alleging Iranian hack further erodes narrative of perfect 2020 election

US Election — Other State Issues:

The Desperate Scramble to Stop an Insider Election Threat

PA identifies vendor who will conduct an election investigation

New York City Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

26,000 dead people still registered to vote in Michigan, lawsuit alleges

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Texas

US Politics and Socialism:

Why Do People Willingly Sacrifice Their Freedom?

The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now

Democrats Build Back Better Bill Will Wreck America

Biden’s Bolsheviks Clearly Understand that ‘The Goal of Socialism is Communism’

Short video: The Plantation: Then and Now

Video: CAPITOL PUNISHMENT  (Everything They Told You Is A Lie)

Religion Related:

The West Is Burning

A fragile truce in Catholic bishops’ war over Biden

Excellent Video: The Vigano Tapes — The Complete Interview

Education Related:

How Higher Education is Going to Change

How the Intercollegiate Socialist Society led to the American education takeover

‘Higher education is broken’: Why this group is starting a new university in Texas

Why Academia Needs to Go Back to the “Basics”

Protesting Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ And Will Not Be Intimidated

University of Chicago Demands New Level of COVID Compliance: Mental Submission

Don’t Cancel Rigor

Short video: Hundreds of Thousands March in Melbourne Freedom Rally

Science and Misc Matters:

Bonhoeffer’s Theory of Stupidity Explains The World Perfectly

The Politicization of Science Funding in the U.S.

John Droz’ Finding Genius Podcast (discussing Science vs political science)


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CALIFORNIA: L.A. on High Alert After Series of MASS LOOTING ROBBERIES

UPDATE: Looters looting other looters in San Francisco [Video]


The poison fruit of catastrophic Democratic policies.

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said that the recent epidemic of “flash mob” thievery going on in California will inevitably spread around the country.

“This is something now that I really unfortunately think is going to spread,” Ramsey told CNN on Thursday, via Newsweek. “Right now it’s in California, but it will spread, there’s no question about it.”

By: OAN Newsroom, November 27, 2021

A citywide tactical alert was lifted throughout a majority of Los Angeles on Saturday after the city was hit with multiple smash-and-grab robberies. Los Angeles Police are on high alert after the city underwent at least six flash mob style robberies on Black Friday.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department continued looking for suspects Saturday after they said eight males barged into a Home Depot Friday night. According to officers, the group walked directly towards their pick of crowbars, sledgehammers and other tools, clearing out the stores entire hammer section.

Employees, however, said a group of up to 20 males believed to be 15- to 20-years-old pulled up to the storefront in about 10 cars prior to the incident.

One employee said the group put on ski masks and rushed towards cars parked at the end of the lot before beginning to check the doors to see if they could gain access to them. Luis Romo then explained that once the cars wouldn’t budge, the group started jogging towards the front of the store where they began stealing the product.

“We tried to actually stop them. We closed the front entrance and they put their sledgehammers up like whoever got in the way they were going to hurt them,” said Romo.

Police told local news outlet KCBS this robbery was extra concerning as the tools could be used against more stores in the area. The Los Angeles Police Department later issued a tactical citywide alert after a large group robbed a Bottega Veneta in the Melrose area.

Police said an unknown amount of merchandise was stolen from the high-end clothing store and that one employee was pepper sprayed. Additionally, authorities said three armed men stole a Rolex watch from a store on Melrose Avenue.

The string of crimes come as the Golden State grapples a surge in smash-and-grab robberies from large groups and the LAPD has begun boosting its patrols in high-profile shopping districts. Cities in California weren’t the only ones struck with smash-and-grab robberies on Friday night as such violence has seemed to pick up in several areas across the country.

RELATED ARTICLE: Thieves target Home Depot in California, making off with hammers, crowbars and other tools

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BIDEN’S HORROR: Daughters For Sale

The selling of daughters used to be rare in Afghanistan, but it is happening much more because of Biden’s disastrous pull-out.

Daughters for sale: Afghans are growing desperate

At four months old, Rahilla was bought by a wealthy goat trader, a man in his fifties.

By: Paul Wood, November 27, 2021 | 9:39 am

Shukria Abdul Wahid has nine children, two boys and seven girls. All they had to eat yesterday, she says, were two small pieces of stale flatbread — for the whole family. She and her husband went without. They couldn’t even have tea to quieten their own hunger pangs. The gas bottle used to boil water ran out long ago and there is no money for another one. She tells me it is unbearable having to say “no” to her children all day when she doesn’t have a scrap of food to give them. “They are very little. They do not understand the situation, they do not know what’s happening in Afghanistan,” she says. “So they just keep begging — ‘Give us something to eat. We are hungry’ — and they won’t stop crying.”

An aid worker for an Islamic charity found Shukria for me in the Afghan capital, Kabul. He translated as she spoke into his phone and he sent me photographs. She is dressed in a blue burka and sits on a small rectangle of carpet on a bare concrete floor. Her children squeeze on to the carpet around her and look up at the camera, wide-eyed. The room is tiny — perhaps once a storeroom — and there’s no glass in the windows to keep out the bitter cold of a Kabul winter. They don’t have so much as a blanket for the children, she says. That’s because they had to flee their home in the province of Baghlan when the Taliban swept in. Her husband was a soldier and they were afraid he would be killed. The family could not find food in Baghlan and hunger drove them into Kabul. But Kabul is the same. Her husband goes to the bazaar every day to find work. Most days, he comes home empty-handed and they don’t eat.

The UN, aid agencies and human rights groups are warning that Afghanistan is on the brink of famine. Millions of Afghans are already in what the UN calls a “food emergency.” They are not starving yet, but a few more missed meals may bring them close to that. For people like Shukria, this means making awful choices to survive. She is terrified of losing a child to hunger (or cold) this winter and so she tells me that only the day before, with nothing left in the house, she came to a decision. “We hope from Allah that our lives will be better in the future. But everything is so difficult. It just seems impossible. I told my husband we had to do something. I said we had to sell one of our daughters — to get food for the other children, to stop their hunger, to save everyone.”

She was talking about selling her daughter into an early arranged marriage. There have been many reports about Afghan families being forced to do this, their daughters given away to whoever can pay. I asked an Afghan journalist in Herat, in the far west of the country, if this was widespread, or just a few stories in the international media. He drove out to a village named Shahrak-e-Sabz, which is known, even in Afghanistan, for its poverty. The place is a collection of mud-brick homes in the midst of a stony desert, a mountain looming in the background. As soon as he arrived — smartly dressed, driving a car, having come from the city — he was surrounded by a crowd who thought he had come to buy a child. Men and women called out to him to come with them so they could sell him one of their daughters. It didn’t take him long before he found a couple who had already done this terrible thing.

Jan Muhammad and his wife Shareen Gull are both in their early twenties. The journalist from Herat sends me a picture of them sitting against the mud wall of their house. He gives them my questions and translates their answers.

As the exchanges takes place, they proudly show off a chubby-faced little girl of seven months named Rahilla. She is their first child, yet they have sold her. They try to explain why. Jan Muhammad works as a laborer and if he’s lucky, and someone takes him on, he gets between fifty and 100 Afghanis a day, between fifty cents and $1. But those days are rare and he usually ends up scavenging for dry bits of bread in Herat. He brings these home and Shareen Gull adds water to make a paste for them to eat. “If he finds work, he brings some soft bread [from the bakery],” she says, “but we haven’t had that in months.”

They could have gone on living like this for a long time, but in August there was a disaster. Jan Muhammed’s brother was arrested and taken to the central jail in Kabul. The family had to pay a bribe to get him out: 70,000 Afghanis, about $750. The timing was terrible. These were the last days of the Afghan government. If only they had waited a few more weeks, they tell me bitterly — the Taliban freed all the prisoners anyway. But they went deep into debt to pay the bribe and there was no money left over for food. Shareen Gull says: “I didn’t eat for a week because of that. We were in despair.”

But then other families told them how to arrange the sale of a daughter and, at four months old, Rahilla was bought by a wealthy goat trader, a man in his fifties. This man promised that the little girl would eventually marry one of his sons, not him, but if he’s lying about that, there is really nothing her parents can do. The goat trader will take her away as soon as she can walk and she will work in his house as a servant until marriage. The down payment for Rahilla has cleared Jan Muhammed’s and Shareen Gull’s debts and they will get another 10,000 Afghanis — a little more than $100 — when the man comes to collect her. Her mother tells me: “If he pays us the rest of the money, we can survive. If he doesn’t come back for her, we will have nothing to live on.” Both parents dream of somehow getting enough money to buy their daughter back one day. “We want to free our small girl,” says Jan Muhammed. There seems no real chance of that.

The selling of daughters used to be rare in Afghanistan, but it is happening much more because of the country’s desperate situation. The UN calls it the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today. Food is short because of a drought over the summer — the most extreme in twenty years — and because fighting stopped the harvest in many places. What’s more important is the fact that three-quarters of all government spending and 43 percent of the country’s income overall used to come from foreign aid. That’s all gone now with the Taliban in charge. It didn’t help that the American-backed government appears to have fled with much of the money in the country’s central bank. The Taliban are broke.

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CALIFORNIA: Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’, charging police with knife Biden Afghan ‘refugee’ shot dead

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More of Biden’s build back better assault on the American people.

Afghan ‘refugee’ shot dead in San Fran… Screams Allahu Akbar while charging police with knife

By: Kane, Citizen Free Press, November 27, 2021:

A former Afghan interpreter resettled in California by the federal government was shot and killed last week after charging San Francisco police with a butcher knife and chanting “Allahu Akbar.”

In bodycam footage, 41-year old Ajmal Amani can be seen rushing two police officers with a knife at a residential hotel in south San Francisco. The Afghan citizen can be clearly heard yelling the Islamist phrase in the bodycam, a development that suggests a terrorist motive in the attack.

Watch footage of the shooting here, which occurred after hotel guests and employees reported being threatened by Amani with the knife.  “As Mr. Amani closed the distance, officer 1 and officer 2 fired their respective weapons, striking Mr. Amani. Mr. Amani fell to the ground with the knife nearby him,” a San Francisco Police Department spokesman said of the shooting.

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How should Christians respond to the challenge of wokeness?

The head of US Catholic bishops reflects on the challenge of secularization.


You have asked me to address a serious, sensitive, and complicated topic — the rise of new secular ideologies and movements for social change in the United States and the implications for the Church.

And of course, I think we all understand that what the Church is facing in the United States is also happening in your country and in the countries throughout Europe, in different degrees and in different ways.

With that understanding, I want to offer my reflections today in three parts. First, I want to talk about the wider context of the global movement of secularization and de-Christianization and the impact of the pandemic. Second, I want to offer a “spiritual interpretation” of the new social justice and political identity movements in America. Finally, I want to suggest some evangelical priorities for the Church as we confront the realities of the present moment.

So, let’s begin.

Secularization and de-Christianization

I think we all know that while there are unique conditions in the United States, similar broad patterns of aggressive secularization have long been at work in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

An elite leadership class has risen in our countries that has little interest in religion and no real attachments to the nations they live in or to local traditions or cultures. This group, which is in charge in corporations, governments, universities, the media, and in the cultural and professional establishments, wants to establish what we might call a global civilization, built on a consumer economy and guided by science, technology, humanitarian values, and technocratic ideas about organizing society.

In this elite worldview, there is no need for old-fashioned belief systems and religions. In fact, as they see it, religion, especially Christianity, only gets in the way of the society they hope to build.

That is important to remember. In practice, as our Popes have pointed out, secularization means “de-Christianization.” For years now, there has been a deliberate effort in Europe and America to erase the Christian roots of society and to suppress any remaining Christian influences.

In your program for this Congress, you allude to “cancel culture” and “political correctness.” And we recognize that often what is being cancelled and corrected are perspectives rooted in Christian beliefs — about human life and the human person, about marriage, the family, and more.

In your society and mine, the “space” that the Church and believing Christians are permitted to occupy is shrinking. Church institutions and Christian-owned businesses are increasingly challenged and harassed. The same is true for Christians working in education, health care, government, and other sectors. Holding certain Christian beliefs is said to be a threat to the freedoms, and even to the safety, of other groups in our societies.

One more point of context. We all noticed the dramatic social changes in our societies with the coming of the coronavirus and the way our government authorities responded to the pandemic.

I think history will look back and see that this pandemic did not change our societies as much as it accelerated trends and directions that were already at work. Social changes that might have taken decades to play out, are now moving more rapidly in the wake of this disease and our societies’ responses.

That is certainly true in the United States.

The new social movements and ideologies that we are talking about today, were being seeded and prepared for many years in our universities and cultural institutions. But with the tension and fear caused by the pandemic and social isolation, and with the killing of an unarmed black man by a white policeman and the protests that followed in our cities, these movements were fully unleashed in our society.

This context is important in understanding our situation in the United States. The name George Floyd is now known worldwide. But that is because for many people in my country, myself included, his tragedy became a stark reminder that racial and economic inequality are still deeply embedded in our society.

We need to keep this reality of inequality in mind. Because these movements that we are talking about are part of a wider discussion — a discussion that is absolutely essential — about how to build an American society that expands opportunities for everyone, no matter what colour their skin is or where they came from, or their economic status.

With that, let’s turn to my next point.

America’s new political religions

Here is my thesis. I believe the best way for the Church to understand the new social justice movements is to understand them as pseudo-religions, and even replacements and rivals to traditional Christian beliefs.

With the breakdown of the Judeo-Christian worldview and the rise of secularism, political belief systems based on social justice or personal identity have come to fill the space that Christian belief and practice once occupied.

Whatever we call these movements — “social justice,” “wokeness,” “identity politics,” “intersectionality,” “successor ideology” — they claim to offer what religion provides.

They provide people with an explanation for events and conditions in the world. They offer a sense of meaning, a purpose for living, and the feeling of belonging to a community.

Even more than that, like Christianity, these new movements tell their own “story of salvation.”

To explain what I mean, let me try to briefly compare the Christian story with what we might call the “woke” story or the “social justice” story.

The Christian story, in its simplest form, goes something like this:

We are created in the image of God and called to a blessed life in union with him and with our neighbours. Human life has a God-given “telos,” an intention and direction. Through our sin, we are alienated from God and from one another, and we live in the shadow of our own death.

By the mercy of God and his love for each of us, we are saved through the dying and rising of Jesus Christ. Jesus reconciles us to God and our neighbours, gives us the grace to be transformed in his image, and calls us to follow him in faith, loving God and our neighbour, working to build his Kingdom on earth, all in confident hope that we will have eternal life with him in the world to come.

That’s the Christian story. And now more than ever, the Church and every Catholic needs to know this story and proclaim it in all its beauty and truth.

We need to do that, because there is another story out there today — a rival “salvation” narrative that we hear being told in the media and in our institutions by the new social justice movements. What we might call the “woke” story goes something like this:

We cannot know where we came from, but we are aware that we have interests in common with those who share our skin colour or our position in society. We are also painfully aware that our group is suffering and alienated, through no fault of our own. The cause of our unhappiness is that we are victims of oppression by other groups in society. We are liberated and find redemption through our constant struggle against our oppressors, by waging a battle for political and cultural power in the name of creating a society of equity.

Clearly, this is a powerful and attractive narrative for millions of people in American society and in societies across the West. In fact, many of America’s leading corporations, universities, and even public schools are actively promoting and teaching this vision.

This story draws its strength from the simplicity of its explanations — the world is divided into innocents and victims, allies and adversaries.

But this narrative is also attractive because, as I said earlier, it responds to real human needs and suffering. People are hurting, they do feel discriminated against and excluded from opportunities in society.

We should never forget this. Many of those who subscribe to these new movements and belief systems are motivated by noble intentions. They want to change conditions in society that deny men and women their rights and opportunities for a good life.

Of course, we all want to build a society that provides equality, freedom, and dignity for every person. But we can only build a just society on the foundation of the truth about God and human nature.

This has been the constant teaching of our Church and her Popes for nearly two centuries, now.

Our Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI warned that the eclipse of God leads to the eclipse of the human person. Again and again he told us: when we forget God, we no longer see the image of God in our neighbour. Pope Francis makes the same point powerfully in Fratelli Tutti: unless we believe that God is our Father, there is no reason for us to treat others as our brothers and sisters.

That is precisely the problem here.

Today’s critical theories and ideologies are profoundly atheistic. They deny the soul, the spiritual, transcendent dimension of human nature; or they think that it is irrelevant to human happiness. They reduce what it means to be human to essentially physical qualities — the colour of our skin, our sex, our notions of gender, our ethnic background, or our position in society.

No doubt that we can recognize in these movements certain elements of liberation theology, they seem to be coming from the same Marxist cultural vision. Also, these movements resemble some of the heresies that we find in Church history.

Like the early Manicheans, these movements see the world as a struggle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Like the Gnostics, they reject creation and the body. They seem to believe that human beings can become whatever we decide to make of ourselves.

These movements are also Pelagian, believing that redemption can be accomplished through our own human efforts, without God.

And as a final point, I would note that these movements are Utopian. They seem to really believe that we can create a kind of “heaven on earth,” a perfectly just society, through our own political efforts.

Again, my friends, my point is this: I believe that it is important for the Church to understand and engage these new movements — not on social or political terms, but as dangerous substitutes for true religion.

In denying God, these new movements have lost the truth about the human person. This explains their extremism, and their harsh, uncompromising, and unforgiving approach to politics.

And from the standpoint of the Gospel, because these movements deny the human person, no matter how well-intentioned they are, they cannot promote authentic human flourishing. In fact, as we are witnessing in my country, these strictly secular movements are causing new forms of social division, discrimination, intolerance, and injustice.

What Is to be done

That leads me to me final set of reflections. The question is: What is to be done? How should the Church respond to these new secular movements for social change?

My answer is simple. We need to proclaim Jesus Christ. Boldly, creatively. We need to tell our story of salvation in a new way. With charity and confidence, without fear. This is the Church’s mission in every age and every cultural moment.

We should not be intimidated by these new religions of social justice and political identity. The Gospel remains the most powerful force for social change that the world has ever seen. And the Church has been “antiracist” from the beginning. All are included in her message of salvation.

Jesus Christ came to announce the new creation, the new man and the new woman, given power to become children of God, renewed in the image of their Creator. Jesus taught us to know and love God as our Father, and he called his Church to carry that good news to the ends of the earth — to gather, from every race and tribe and people, the one worldwide family of God.

That was the meaning of Pentecost, when men and women from every nation under heaven heard the Gospel in their own native language. That is what St. Paul meant when he said that in Christ there is no Jew or Greek, male or female, slave or free.

Of course, in the Church we have not always lived up to our beautiful principles or carried out the mission entrusted to us by Christ.

But the world does not need a new secular religion to replace Christianity. It needs you and me to be better witnesses. Better Christians. Let us begin by forgiving, loving, sacrificing for others, putting away spiritual poisons like resentment and envy.

Personally, I find inspiration in the saints and holy figures in my country’s history.

In this moment, I am looking especially to the Servant of God Dorothy Day. For me, she offers an important witness for how Catholics can work to change our social order through radical detachment and love for the poor grounded in the Beatitudes, the Sermon on the Mount, and the works of mercy.

She also had a keen sense that before we can change the hearts of others, we have to change ourselves. She once said: “I see only too clearly how bad people are. I wish I did not see it so. It is my own sins that give me such clarity. But I cannot worry much about your sins and miseries when I have so many of my own. … My prayer from day to day is that God will so enlarge my heart that I will see you all, and live with you all, in his love.”

This is the attitude that we need right now, when our society is so polarized and divided.

I am also drawing inspiration from the witness of Venerable Augustus Tolton. His is an amazing and truly American story. He was born in slavery, escaped into freedom with his mother, and became the first black man to be ordained a priest in my country.

Father Tolton once said, “The Catholic Church deplores a double slavery — that of the mind and that of the body. She endeavours to free us of both.”

Today, we need this confidence in the power of the Gospel. We are at risk right now of sliding into a new “tribalism,” a pre-Christian idea of humanity as divided into competing groups and factions.

We need to live and proclaim the Gospel as the true path to liberation from every slavery and injustice, spiritual and material. In our preaching and practice, and especially in our love for our neighbours, we need to bear witness to God’s beautiful vision of our common humanity — our common origin and common destiny in God.

Finally, in this hour I think the Church must be a voice for individual conscience and tolerance, and we need to promote greater humility and realism about the human condition. Acknowledging our common humanity means recognizing our common frailty. The truth is that we are all sinners, people who want to do the right thing but often do not.

That does not mean we remain passive in the face of social injustice. Never! But we do need to insist that fraternity cannot be built through animosity or division. True religion does not seek to harm or humiliate, to ruin livelihoods or reputations. True religion offers a path for even the worst sinners to find redemption.

One last thought, my friends. And that is the reality of God’s providence. We need to hold onto this supernatural understanding, because it is true: God’s loving hand still guides our lives and the course of nations.

This article is a slightly abridged version of Archbishop Gomez’s lecture. The full text can be found on his website.

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José Gomez

Archbishop José H. Gomez is the Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. More by José Gomez

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There’s No Denying the Socialist Roots of Fascism

In the past few decades, there has been a deep discussion about the ideological roots of fascism, and above all, a great misunderstanding about the collectivist principles that this authoritarian movement promulgated. To understand this ideology better, it is necessary to know in depth the life, beliefs, and principles of both its political leaders (such as Benito Mussolini) and its philosophical leaders (such as Giovanni Gentile).

Mussolini was an Italian military man, journalist, and politician who was a member of the Italian Socialist Party for 14 years. In 1910, he was appointed editor of the weekly La Lotta di Classe (The Class Struggle), and the following year he published an essay entitled “The Trentino as seen by a Socialist.” His journalism and political activism led him to prison, but soon after he was released, the Italian Socialist Party—increasingly strong and having achieved an important victory at the Congress of Reggio Emilia—put him in charge of the Milanese newspaper Avanti!

This intense political activism was followed by World War I, which marked a turning point in Mussolini’s life. In the beginning, the leader of the Socialist Party was part of an anti-interventionist movement, which opposed Italy’s participation in World War I. However, he later joined the interventionist group, which earned him expulsion from the Socialist Party.

Mussolini participated in the war and went on to take advantage of the dissatisfaction of the Italian people, due to the few benefits obtained by the Treaty of Versailles. He then blamed his former comrades of the Socialist Party for it, and that is when he started the formation of the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento, which later would become the Italian Fascist Party.

Based strongly on the nationalist sentiments that flourished as a result of the combat, Mussolini came to power by the hand of violence, fighting against the traditional socialists and shielding himself in the famous squadron of the black shirts. It was only then that the ideological complex of fascism would begin to take shape.

Practically everyone knows that Karl Marx is the ideological father of communism and socialism and that Adam Smith is the father of capitalism and economic liberalism. Do you know, in contrast, who the mind behind fascism is? It’s very likely that you don’t, and I can tell you in advance that the philosopher behind fascism was also an avowed socialist.

Giovanni Gentile, a neo-Hegelian philosopher, was the intellectual author of the “doctrine of fascism,” which he wrote in conjunction with Benito Mussolini. Gentile’s sources of inspiration were thinkers such as Hegel, Nietzsche, and also Karl Marx.

Gentile went so far as to declare “Fascism is a form of socialism, in fact, it is its most viable form.” One of the most common reflections on this is that fascism is itself socialism based on national identity.

Gentile believed that all private action should be oriented to serve society. He was against individualism, for him there was no distinction between private and public interest. In his economic postulates, he defended compulsory state corporatism, wanting to impose an autarkic state (basically the same recipe that Hitler would use years later).

A basic aspect of Gentile’s logic is that liberal democracy was harmful because it was focused on the individual which led to selfishness. He defended “true democracy” in which the individual should be subordinated to the State. In that sense, he promoted planned economies in which it was the government that determined what, how much, and how to produce.

Gentile and another group of philosophers created the myth of socialist nationalism, in which a country well directed by a superior group could subsist without international trade, as long as all individuals submitted to the designs of the government. The aim was to create a corporate state. It must be remembered that Mussolini came from the traditional Italian Socialist Party, but due to the rupture with this traditional Marxist movement, and due to the strong nationalist sentiment that prevailed at the time, the bases for creating the new “nationalist socialism,” which they called fascism, were overturned.

Fascism nationalized the arms industry, however, unlike traditional socialism, it did not consider that the state should own all the means of production, but more that it should dominate them. The owners of industries could “keep” their businesses, as long as they served the directives of the state. These business owners were supervised by public officials and paid high taxes. Essentially, “private property” was no longer a thing. It also established the tax on capital, the confiscation of goods of religious congregations and the abolition of episcopal rents. Statism was the key to everything, thanks to the nationalist and collectivist discourse, all the efforts of the citizens had to be in favor of the State.

Fascism claimed to oppose liberal capitalism, but also international socialism, hence the concept of a “third way,” the same position that would be held by Argentine Peronism years later. This opposition to international socialism and communism is precisely what has caused so much confusion in the ideological location of fascism, Nazism, and also Peronism. Having opposed the traditional internationalist Marxist left, these were attributed to the current of ultra-right movements, when the truth is that, as has been demonstrated, their centralized economic policies obeyed collectivist and socialist principles, openly opposing capitalism and the free market, favoring nationalism and autarchy.

In that sense, as established by the philosopher creator of fascist ideology, Giovanni Gentile, fascism is another form of socialism, ergo, it was not a battle of left against right, but a struggle between different left-wing ideologies, an internationalist and a nationalist one.

In fact, in 1943, Benito Mussolini promoted the “socialization of the economy,” also known as fascist socialization; for this process Mussolini sought the advice of the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Nicola Bombacci; the communist was the main intellectual author of the “Verona Manifesto,” the historical declaration with which fascism promoted this process of economic “socialization” to deepen anti-capitalism and autarchism, and in which Italy became known as the “Italian Social Republic.”

On April 22, 1945 in Milan, the Fascist leader would declare the following:

“Our programs are definitely equal to our revolutionary ideas and they belong to what in democratic regime is called “left”; our institutions are a direct result of our programs and our ideal is the Labor State. In this case there can be no doubt: we are the working class in struggle for life and death, against capitalism. We are the revolutionaries in search of a new order. If this is so, to invoke help from the bourgeoisie by waving the red peril is an absurdity. The real scarecrow, the real danger, the threat against which we fight relentlessly, comes from the right. It is not at all in our interest to have the capitalist bourgeoisie as an ally against the threat of the red peril, even at best it would be an unfaithful ally, which is trying to make us serve its ends, as it has done more than once with some success. I will spare words as it is totally superfluous. In fact, it is harmful, because it makes us confuse the types of genuine revolutionaries of whatever hue, with the man of reaction who sometimes uses our very language.”

Six days after these statements, Benito Mussolini would be captured and shot.

This article was republished with permission from El American.

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Emmanuel Rincon

Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American

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