Every one of us who make a positive impact are shredded, defamed, libeled and destroyed. DeSantis is the most effective Republican serving in the GOP – they are going to go nuclear on him. They are going to do a trump on DeSantis. Protect him at all costs.
An NBC News opinion column asserted Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to ban CRT and protect young children from being taught about gender and sexuality in inappropriate ways in public schools, represents “thought control that has happened” in “Nazi Germany” or “today’s China.”
Aftergut’s reasoning included a variety of DeSantis’ recent policy decisions including the enactment of the Parental Rights in Education Bill, but he was really focused on the governor’s latest initiative, which Aftergut described as, “censoring math books.”
He wrote, “So it’s come to this in Florida: censoring math books. Last Saturday, the state’s education board banned 54 of 132 books submitted for inclusion in public schools’ math curricula.”
He added, “The board said it had decided to reject more than half of the math textbooks submitted because they included ‘prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including CRT.’”
Aftergut snarked, “Were the textbooks’ algebraic equations somehow encoded with secret woke messages, like CRT Trojan horses?” and responded, “I won’t hold my breath for answers.”
The state of Florida released several examples from the rejected math textbooks. One described the Implicit Association Test which measures levels of ‘racial prejudice’ while displaying a graph suggesting conservatives are more inclined to be racially biased.
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00The Geller Reporthttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngThe Geller Report2022-05-19 06:30:042022-05-19 06:32:23Here We Go: Liberal Media NBC Attacks DeSantis, ’Clearer Danger Than Trump’
House members led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., introduced a resolution Monday calling for U.S. recognition of the “Nakba,” a term meaning “catastrophe” that is typically used by Palestinians to refer to the establishment of the state of Israel.
The resolution was submitted a week and a half after Israeli Independence Day, which coincides with Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day. It calls for the U.S. to “commemorate the Nakba through official recognition and remembrance,” while claiming that this “refers not only to a historical event but to an ongoing process of Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land and its dispossession of the Palestinian people that continues to this day.”
“The Palestinian people since the 48 Nakba have been living under oppression and violent racism. Silence + blank checks enables more death and violence,” Tlaib tweeted, referencing the year Israel was created and recognized via a U.N. resolution, and U.S. financial support for the Jewish state.
Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, submitted the resolution on behalf of herself and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Cori Bush, D-Mo., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Marie Newman, D-Ill., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn. Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are among a group of left-wing Democrats known as the “Squad,” which has often taken anti-Israel positions.
The resolution claims that Palestinians opposed the U.N.’s 1947 recommendation to partition the territory then known as Palestine into two states, one for Arabs and one for Jews. It states that prior to Israel declaring independence on May 14, 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians had fled their homes “often after attacks by Zionist militias.” It does not make reference to the use of some of those areas by invading Arab nations to attack Israel….
First, they came for the George Washington mural in a school in San Francisco—because our first president had been a slaveowner. Later they came for his name on the same school, and as of last count, the name survived.
Then, they came for the statues of the father of our country during the summer of statue-toppling.
Now, the left wants to strip his name from his eponymous university.
Commentator Nick Nolte (not the actor) notes that The Washington Post, named after you-know-who, has published the opinion of a student at George Washington University, which is in the city of you-know-who, District of Columbia.
Nolte sums up the student’s article thusly: “This university is racist, and George Washington was racist, and while I didn’t find this offensive enough to pass up attending school here, harrumph, harrumph, harrumph, half-truth, half-truth, half-truth, I’m so virtuous, I’m so virtuous, I’m so virtuous…”
That student even wants Winston Churchill’s name removed from the library.
This is just another indication of how the left is at war with Western Civilization. If we continue down this path, there would be virtually nothing left of the great traditions of freedom and flourishing that the West has enjoyed, primarily because of our Judeo-Christian tradition.
Was George Washington a hero or a villain? Well, consider this. William Wilberforce was often called “The George Washington of Humanity.”
Alas, many don’t know who Wilberforce was. But he was a committed Christian statesman who served as a long-time Member of Parliament. With a team of colleagues and friends, he bitterly fought against slavery in the British Empire—and succeeded.
It took him more than half a century to accomplish this. And he did it in two stages. First, he fought against the slave trade itself. This stopped British ships from going to Africa, paying for slaves from Muslim slave-traders, who got them from other conquering African tribes.
Step one stopped the bleeding. Although they get virtually no credit for it, the founding fathers of America beat Britain in passing a law to stop the importation of slaves. As part of the original Constitution, they stipulated that in 20 years (1808) from the document being ratified (1788), there would be no more importation of slaves into the United States.
Step two in Wilberforce’s Christian crusade was to get all the slaves in the British Empire to be freed. He retired from Parliament in 1825, but others kept his crusade going through completion. Wilberforce received the news of the complete abolition of slavery in the British Empire on his deathbed in 1833.
Historian, retired professor, and bestselling author Dr. Paul L. Maier noted in our D. James Kennedy Ministries television special, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? that Wilberforce’s successful crusade helped ultimately lead to the end of slavery in America.
Maier says, “And then we also in our country on the basis of Christian principles, Abraham Lincoln and others, were able to do the same thing.”
William Wilberforce was one of history’s greatest heroes. And, again, this humanitarian leader was called “the George Washington of Humanity.”
What does that say about George Washington? That speaks volumes of our first president. He helped give birth to a nation that stands for freedom, under God. The Constitution he helped create had within it the seeds to one day overthrow the evil of slavery. And it happened.
At the cost of the lives of 700,000 men, but it happened.
Keep in mind a few facts about the father of our country. Washington voluntarily served his country when called on, relying on God to help him throughout.
Dr. Peter Lillback and I wrote a book many years ago about the faith of our first president,
George Washington’s Sacred Fire.
Lillback, the founding president of Providence Forum (for which I now serve as executive director), notes that Washington was a fourth-generation Virginia gentleman farmer. Slavery was built into that system. Washington inherited slaves by birth and later by marriage. When he died, Washington freed his slaves and made provision for them. He broke the cycle.
Both Washington and Wilberforce saw Jesus Christ as the ultimate hero. George Washington said in a famous letter that what America needs most is to imitate Jesus, “the Divine Author of our blessed Religion.” If we don’t, he warned, we can never hope to be a “happy nation.”
The Marxist iconoclasts of today, such as the triggered student at George Washington University, or the editors at TheWashington Post, who promulgated such ideas to a wider audience, have no appreciation for the sacrificial contributions of those who went before us, that we might be free.
First, they came to remove Washington murals, then topple his statues. Now they want to rename the university named in his honor. What’s next? A call to rename the capital city?
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Jerry Newcombehttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngJerry Newcombe2022-05-19 06:04:252022-05-19 06:04:25Demands to Defrock Washington
The policy, used since March 2020 under both Presidents Trump and Biden, provided the ability for American officials to bar migrants from entering the country during a health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those very serious concerns are well founded, nevertheless, the Biden Administration appears determined to go forward with its plan of ending Title 42.
Under Title 42 illegal aliens who apply for political asylum can be turned around at the border out of public health concerns. Once Title 42, which was imposed by the Trump administration I terminated, the Biden administration will welcome all illegal aliens into the United States even though there is no way to properly vet these aliens. Consider this warning contained in the official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel:
Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.
Because of the huge numbers of illegal aliens who have been welcomed into the United State, most will not be required to go before an immigration judge for many years. And, if they fail to show up for their hearings years from now, what resources will the U.S. have to search for them? We are talking about millions of illegal aliens.
The obvious question is why the hell would the Biden administration refuse to secure our borders against the entry of record number of illegal aliens and refuse to enforce our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States- thus endangering national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans?
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Here is an important and chilling excerpt of the prepared testimony of one of the witnesses, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:
In recent years, Hezbollah’s Latin American networks have also increasingly cooperated with violent drug cartels and criminal syndicates, often with the assistance of local corrupt political elites. Cooperation includes laundering of drug money; arranging multi-ton shipments of cocaine to the United States and Europe; and directly distributing and selling illicit substances to distant markets. Proceeds from these activities finance Hezbollah’s arms procurement; its terror activities overseas; its hold on Lebanon’s political system; and its efforts, both in Lebanon and overseas, to keep Shi’a communities loyal to its cause and complicit in its endeavors.
This toxic crime-terror nexus is fueling both the rising threat of global jihadism and the collapse of law and order across Latin America that is helping drive drugs and people northward into the United States. It is sustaining Hezbollah’s growing financial needs. It is helping Iran and Hezbollah consolidate a local constituency in multiple countries across Latin America. It is thus facilitating their efforts to build safe havens for terrorists and a continent-wide terror infrastructure that they could use to strike U.S. targets.
Shortly after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, following my appearance before numerous Congressional hearings to provide expert testimony about the nexus between immigration and national security, I was a frequent guest on most of the major news program on many networks.
During one of my first appearance on Lou Dobbs program on CNN Lou asked me to explain what what going on that convinced so many illegal aliens to head for the United States borders. My off the cuff answer became one of my most frequently plagiarized statements, “No one would break into the amusement park if they could not get to go on the rides. Today American taxpayers are paying for them to get on those rides, so why should anyone be surprised that they are coming?”
Today the Biden administration is so absolutely determined to provide for the needs of illegal aliens that includes baby formulas when Americans are unable to find it on the store shelves in their neighborhoods.
The issue is not that the administration is providing formula for alien infants- but that there is an abject shortage of vital nutrients for American infants. Parents are expected to care for their own children before providing for others. Governments are similarly compelled prioritize their own citizens before they help others.
There are many potential reasons the administration is eager to remove one of the barriers to unfettered illegal immigration. Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles recently published an article that may explain at least one of the motivations for this impending betrayal of America to be launched by the Biden administration.
Here is how the Judicial Watch report began:
A nonprofit that hired a Biden administration official received a huge no-bid government contract that wasted $17 million on unused hotel rooms for illegal immigrants, a federal audit reveals. The politically connected group, which had no experience providing the services covered by the sole source federal contract, also failed to meet COVID-19 health protocols required by the government when the deal was signed. The highly questionable arrangement was executed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Homeland Security agency responsible for housing migrant families in detention. The agency typically uses Family Residential Centers (FRC) to house family units, but in early 2021 ICE anticipated increased apprehensions of illegal immigrant families along the southern border and awarded a contract to harbor them in hotels while completing intake processing, auditors from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General explain in a recent report.
The group that received the lucrative no-bid award, Endeavors, had never provided beds or all-inclusive emergency family residential services when ICE hired it to do so, auditors found. Formerly known as Family Endeavors, the Texas based nonprofit claims to passionately serve vulnerable people in crisis through its innovative, personalized approach. Last year a national news outlet reported that Endeavors won a colossal $530 million government contract just months after it hired Biden administration official Andrew Lorenzen-Straight as its senior director for migrant services and federal affairs. The contract is by far the largest ever awarded to the nonprofit, according to the article, and is potentially worth more than 12 times the group’s most recently reported annual budget. Lorenzen-Strait, a former ICE official who also advised the Biden-Harris transition team on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy and staffing matters, must have pulled some strings.
The report was predicated on a report issued by the Office of Inspector General on April 22, 2022.
It has been estimated that termination of Title 42 could result in at least the doubling of the number of illegal aliens who would flood across the border. Imagine how much more money would be given to the “non-profit” NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) turning DHS into America’s “Inn Keeper!” I used to refer to DHS as the Department of Homeland Surrender under Biden and Mayorkas- perhaps DHS also stands for Department of Hospitality Services!
The Biden administration needs a new cabinet level official- the Official Auctioneer!
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Michael Cutlerhttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngMichael Cutler2022-05-19 05:49:032022-05-19 05:49:03Title 42 and Chaos on the Border
Thirteen years after a federal investigation blasted the U.S. Census Bureau for hiring criminals to enter American homes to gather statistics for the decennial count, a new audit reveals the disturbing practice continues. In fact, more than a decade after the problem was exposed workers for the 2020 count were not properly vetted and many with criminal records had direct interactions with the public. The most recent probe, conducted by the Department of Commerce Inspector General, found that “dozens of employees who worked on address canvassing in advance of the 2020 census had major issues flagged on their investigations, which typically means employees are automatically disqualified from their federal jobs.”
Chunks of the 28-page report are redacted but the gist is well conveyed, that the Census Bureau has long failed to screen its workforce and therefore endangers the public. It’s not like there isn’t a vetting system in place. When one of the 248 regional offices recruit a candidate, the Census Investigative Services (CIS) at the agency’s headquarters in Suitland, Maryland is charged with conducting a pre-employment suitability review. The process includes sending fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and a credit history as well as self-disclosed criminal record to CIS for review. Nevertheless, the Bureau still hires felons—including sex offenders—at regional offices nationwide. As an example, a few years ago the Charlotte, North Carolina Area Census Office (ACO) employed a man convicted of a felony involving sex with a child as a regional recruiting manager because despite his criminal record, he passed the Census Bureau’s background check.
The Bureau’s negligent security practices have been on the radar of federal lawmakers for years. Over a decade ago, Congressional investigators slammed the agency for failing to adequately conduct mandatory background checks for tens of thousands of workers, resulting in the hiring of hundreds of violent criminals. At the time, the probe found that more than 35,000 temporary census workers were employed without the proper criminal background check, which includes fingerprinting. That means that more than one-fifth of the canvassing workforce did not get properly processed or fully screened for employment eligibility, creating an obvious security risk. More than 200 of those were subsequently determined to have criminal records yet were in constant contact with the public while canvassing for the 2010 census. Investigators said the criminal record checks were bungled because the Census Bureau’s incompetent staff was poorly trained to conduct them.
Twelve years ago Judicial Watch reported that the Census Bureau knowingly hired a registered sex offender with a long criminal history to make home visits even though such convicts are banned from working for the agency. The embarrassing gaffe came to light when a young mother in a New Jersey suburb recognized the census worker who came to her home from the state’s registered sex offender database. She initially thought it was safe to provide the man with information because he was a legitimate government worker with a badge and bag sporting the U.S. Census Bureau’s official logo. Incredibly, the sex offender used a fake name to get the census job but failed a fingerprint check after getting hired. The agency still let him to complete four days of training and allowed him to visit homes even though he did not pass the background check.
The latest audit, released last week, shows that virtually nothing has changed after all these years and that the Bureau has done little to improve its derelict hiring practices. Investigators found that at least 6,802 census workers were not properly adjudicated, “resulting in persons with significant issues working for the Bureau and, in some instances, contacting households during the 2020 Census NRFU [Nonresponse Followup] operation.” In cases when CIS adjudicators actually vetted employees, the watchdog found that they often failed to request necessary documentation to assess the severity of the issues raised. Stressing that background checks are a critical process to help protect the nation’s interests by establishing trust in the federal workforce, the IG points out the obvious in its recent report: “The lack of oversight increases the risk of unknowingly allowing unsuitable individuals into positions of public trust, which could cause harm to the bureau.”
http://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.png00Judicial Watchhttp://drrich.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/logo_264x69.pngJudicial Watch2022-05-19 05:25:142022-05-19 05:30:18U.S. Census Bureau Keeps Hiring ‘Unsuitable Individuals’ with Criminal Records
New Food System Will Stop at Nothing to Control You
The globalist takeover is coming at us from every possible angle. Whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing, health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing have one goal, and that is to force compliance with a totalitarian slave system
The global food system, and protein sources in particular, are currently under coordinated and intentional attacks to manufacture food shortages and famine
The globalist elite intend to eliminate traditional farming and livestock and replace it with indoor-grown produce and lab-created protein alternatives that they own and control
While the presence of hundreds of food brands gives the appearance of market competition, the reality is that the food industry is monopolized by fewer than a dozen companies, and all of them, in turn, are largely owned by BlackRock and Vanguard
Eventually, your ability to buy food will be tied to your digital identity and social credit score
The globalist takeover agenda is nothing if not comprehensive. They’re coming at us from every possible angle, and whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing,1 health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing have one goal, and that is to force compliance with a totalitarian slave system.
In an April 27, 2022, blog post,2 investigative journalist Corey Lynn takes a deep dive into the new food system being put into place, and how it is geared to control you.
“‘Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.’ This famous quote by Henry Kissinger is ringing more and more true by the week,” Lynn writes.3
“The globalists already control the majority of the money, are moving ever so swiftly to convert the energy system over into systems they are all invested in, and have been taking drastic measures to control the food industry while running much of it under the radar. If they control the seeds they control the food, and if they control the food they can use the digital ID to control consumer access to the food.
While a rash of fires suddenly destroy food processing, meat, and fertilizer plants, during a time where farmers are hurting and supply chain issues are kicking in, an entire traceable food infrastructure system has already been built in multiple cities and is making its way across the globe …
The USDA and FDA have already approved lab grown meat, genetically modified cattle, and are funding the globalists to research and develop cellular agriculture as well as indoor growers and genetics companies …
Union Pacific is mandating railroad shipping reductions by 20% impacting CF Industries Holdings, the world’s largest fertilizer company. Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street happen to be the top shareholders of Union Pacific, and BlackRock and Vanguard are in the top three shareholders of CF Industries Holdings.
By mapping some of the largest vertical farms, it reveals the crops, grocery stores involved, locations and billions pouring in by globalist investors and shareholders. It quickly becomes evident that this is the global plan to control all produce — ingredients that go into all food products.”
The Secret Monopoly
As noted by Lynn, this monopoly has been locked into place over the course of many years. Slowly but surely, the monopoly has grown, under the radar of public consciousness, which in turn has resulted in food getting simultaneously more expensive and less accessible.4
Now, as the final pieces are being put into place, many are waking up to the realization that we’ve been massively fooled and are now at the mercy of a figurative “handful” of unelected people whose megalomania is unsurpassed in human history.
While the presence of hundreds of food brands gives the appearance of market competition, the reality is that the food industry is monopolized by fewer than a dozen companies,5 and all of them, in turn, are largely owned by BlackRock and Vanguard. The growing fake meat market is similarly dominated by a very small number of large food giants6 which, again, are owned by BlackRock and Vanguard.
BlackRock alone holds $10 trillion in assets,7 up from $6 trillion in 2017.8 Combined, the three largest investment firms in the world, BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, have ownership in nearly 90% of all S&P 500 firms.9
Through their investment holdings they secretly wield monopoly control over ALL industries, so the idea that there is competition anywhere in the marketplace is really just an illusion. You never learned about their ever-expanding monopoly because they also own the centralized media.
It’s hard to tell which of the two is more influential. Vanguard owns a large share of Blackrock. Owners and stockholders of Vanguard include Rothschild Investment Corp,10 Edmond De Rothschild Holding,11 the Italian Orsini family, the American Bush family, the British Royal family, the du Pont family, and the Morgan, Vanderbilt and Rockefeller families.12,13
Blackrock, meanwhile, has been called the “fourth branch of government,” as they are the only private firm that has financial agreements to lend money to the central banking system.14
Food Security Is Undermined by Patentable Food
In 2014, the U.S. Congress established the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Act (FFAR) through the Farm Bill. After siphoning off $200 million in taxpayer funds to get the foundation started, FFAR became a nongovernmental not-for-profit organization. Bill Gates is one of its funders, and its first board of directors included deputy director Dr. Robert Horsch of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.15
The mission of FFAR is to “connect funders, researchers and farmers through public-private partnerships to support audacious research addressing the biggest food and agriculture challenges.”16 In reality, it’s been used to undermine food security by increasing reliance on gene-edited and patentable foods.
In April 2019, FFAR launched the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium, a public-private partnership of indoor growers, breeders and genetics companies with the shared goal of advancing speed-breeding and altering plant chemicals responsible for flavor, nutrition and medicinal value. Five key crops being worked on are lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, cilantro and blueberries.
In August 2020, Monsanto/Bayer helped found a startup called Unfold, which develops new vegetable seed varieties specifically geared for vertical farms. According to Lynn, “GMOs already account for 75 to 80% of food Americans consume,”17 and once fresh produce is under patent, that percentage will inch closer to 100%.
The University of California is also working on plant-based mRNA vaccines. The idea there is to disseminate vaccines through the conventional food supply,18 which puts a whole new spin on the old adage to “Let thy food be thy medicine.”
“Bill Gates insists that droughts and climate change is destroying our ability to farm and that the future will consist of populations moving into metropolitan cities where indoor vertical farming is necessary to feed people.
If this is the case, why has he acquired 242,000 acres of farmland over the past decade while simultaneously investing in indoor vertical farming? Who gets to sit at the table with healthy produce served up by Gates while the rest of the population eats gene-edited produce from locked-down facilities, delivered to their local grocery store, and accessed only through a digital ID?” Lynn asks.19
“Meanwhile, the Consultative Group of International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) holds the world’s largest private seed banks consisting of 10% of the worldwide germplasm across the globe, which is controlled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, and World Bank, managing 768,576 accessions of hijacked farmers seeds …
[W]hat’s going to happen to the farmers when these astronomically enormous indoor vertical farm facilities have taken over every major city, locked in contracts with all major grocery store chains, and are funded by some of the same billionaire globalists who are seeking to control human beings through every industry for their fourth industrial revolution?
It’s a legitimate concern. Add ‘gene-editing,’ ‘smart,’ ‘traceable,’ and ‘net zero’ to the production of these facilities, and the fact that they are still moving full speed ahead on digital IDs and currency, and it becomes even more concerning …
Whereas this provides a lot of explanation on the absolute intentional demolition to all of our farmers on the seed, vegetable, and produce front, people should also be aware of what’s been taking place with cattle ranchers and the globalists’ plan to take over the meat industry as well.”
Controlled Demolition of the Protein Supply Is Underway
As I explained in yesterday’s weaponized bird flu article, alleged outbreaks of bird flu and COVID-19 in food animals, along with drought and fertilizer shortages, have led to the mass culling of flocks20 and cattle herds21 around the world. So much so, we’re now told to expect egg,22 poultry and meat shortages.23
Add to that a global fertilizer shortage that is limiting the amount of animal feed that can be produced this year, and the curious decision to limit U.S. fertilizer shipments on trains, which restricts distribution and raises the cost of what little remains. Experts predict it may take up to three years to replenish global grain stocks,24 and in the meantime, farmers won’t have a readily available supply to feed their livestock.
Canada-based Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest fertilizer company, recently warned the shortage is likely to extend into 2023. The price of fertilizer has also “skyrocketed to absurd heights that have never been seen before,” The Economic Collapse Blog reports.25
The U.S. and U.K. are also paying farmers to not farm all their available land, California is paying farmers to grow less, ostensibly to save water, and the U.K. is encouraging farmers to retire by offering them a lump sum of £100,000 — all while publicly predicting looming food shortages.26 On top of that, the two largest water reservoirs in California have also fallen to “critically low levels” and wildfires are devastating agricultural land across the western half of the U.S.27
Food production is being blatantly attacked and irrationally restricted on so many fronts, it’s clearly an intentional demolition of primary protein sources28 — meat, egg and dairy.
“February 1, 2016 the Good Food Institute was launched … with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Philanthropy Project, and Y Combinator, with the goal to ‘reimagine meat production,’” Lynn writes.29
“In October 2021, the Good Food Institute celebrated the USDA’s $10 million grant for the creation of the first-ever National Institute for Cellular Agriculture at Tufts University so they can back researchers in manufactured meat.
To be certain all of these goals are locked into place and the UN 2030 agenda is achieved, disrupting the fertilizer industry, food supply chain, and a rash of coincidental fires to food processing plants sure would help to seal the deal, wouldn’t it?”
The Emperor Has No Clothes
In a blatantly self-serving gesture, Gates has publicly called for the West to quit eating beef and transition to lab-grown meats, ostensibly to address climate change. He’s also railed against legislative attempts to make sure fake meats are properly labeled, since labeling would slow down public acceptance.30
Not surprisingly, Gates is financially invested in several faux meat companies.31,32,33 As luck or godlike foresight would have it, he’s also invested in genetically engineered fertilizer alternatives.34 Lynn writes:35
“Bill Gates explained his love for fertilizer in 2018 while in Tanzania.36 Coincidentally, Gates-led and Rockefeller-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been an epic fail, with a first ever evaluation report37 that came out on February 28, 2022 after a 15-year effort with bold claims to rescue Africa’s small farmers.
Their false promise to ‘double yields and incomes for 30 million farming households by 2020’ was removed from their website in June 2020 after an assessment by Tufts University revealed little evidence of progress, and in fact showed a 31% increase in hunger.
Evaluators stated there were many deficiencies and AGRA’s reporting and monitoring data was weak. Even the German government is considering pulling funding from AGRA over their pesticide use, which is ironic because Gates claims we need to remove pesticides in the U.S. and move to indoor vertical farming …
One of AGRA’s biggest achievements was their participation in 72 agricultural policy reforms in 11 African countries, pertaining to seed, fertilizer and market access. Laws were created to protect intellectual property rights for ‘certified’ seeds, as penalties were created for open-source seed sharing.
Imagine being a farmer, homesteader or gardener and having to share and trade seeds on the black market so you don’t get penalized. Anyone who believes they won’t try this in the U.S. is kidding themselves, especially since the globalists hold the largest private seeds banks, and invest in the largest commercial seed companies …
On March 17, 2022, a notice was published38to the U.S. Federal Register seeking comments by May 16, 2022 on Competition and Intellectual Property System: Seeds and Other Agricultural Inputs. Remember to read through the proper lens when reviewing this notice that derived from an executive order signed by Biden in July, 2021 on promoting competition in the American economy.
Their ultimate goal — every human being, every piece of food, resource, and product on this planet will be tracked and traced via blockchain. This isn’t a theory — it is their goal. In July, 2021, the FDA released their ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’ which consists of using tech-enabled traceability for a digital, traceable food system, from farm to plate using blockchain.
A digital identity to grant access to establishments, control financial spending, and trace everyone’s moves has been rolling out on multiple fronts, including the vaccine ID passport. Eventually they will try to move toward a chip, as it will be easier with biometrics being installed everywhere …
There is no way to sugarcoat this system they are implementing. Whereas vertical farming is brilliant in many ways, and could be beneficial on a smaller scale in communities, the fact that this is the global agenda to remove farms and control all produce by the globalists themselves, makes is incredibly concerning …
We must work together to find a way forward and continue to say no to the digital ID they are creating to control our access and spending, while building self sufficiency and security together.”
Part of the answer is to grow your own food, to the best of your ability. Another part is to support local growers by buying their produce, or else they’ll get pushed out. Starting local co-ops and community gardens can also go a long way toward creating food security in the long term.
At the same time, we also have to reject globalist solutions like fake meat, gene-edited beef, GMO foods and all the rest of it. It’s time to recognize that none of their solutions are for our benefit. They’re for our detriment. The World Economic Forum has declared that by 2030, you will own nothing. They mean it. They will take everything from us, including the right to grow our own food, if we let them.
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This story is dedicated to the men of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry (2/501) who fought in the critical Battle for Hue. According to the US Army Center of Military History, “The fight for Hue turned into a slow, grinding campaign of attrition that lasted nearly a month before the enemy was finally defeated.”
I dedicate it to men like SSG Joe Ronnie Hooper and SSG Clifford C. Sims, Delta Company, 2/501, both of who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, SSG Sims posthumously. SSG (later Captain) Hooper was second only to Audie Murphy in the number of awards and decorations with 37 compared to Murphy’s 38.
I dedicate it to the 2/501 airborne infantry Commanders: LTC Richard Tallman, Battalion Commander; Captains Reiss, Alpha Company, Nickels, Bravo Company, Denny Gillem, Charlie Company; 1st Lieutenant Cleo Hogan, Delta Company (the Delta Raiders) and 1st Lieutenant Buch, Recon Platoon leader. All were and still are true leaders of men.
Men like Captain Ken Crabtree, Commander, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery, who was my boss, mentor and personal friend. Lieutenant Colonel Crabtree would be killed on April 17, 1984 in a SWAPO guerilla bombing near the Angolan border, SW Africa. But that is another story for another time.
The Battle of Huế began on January 31st, 1968 and ended on March 2nd, 1968. I was there as a field artillery forward observer with the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Airborne, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division.
This is my story. I am writing this on the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Huế to honor those men I served with who gave the last full measure in defense of our nation and the Vietnamese people.
I am also writing this for those who were not there on the ground and those who have never heard of the Battle of Huế.
I do this because those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
My father was born in Kyiv the capital of Ukraine. My grandfather graduated from Kyiv’s Bogomolets National Medical University school of medicine. My grandfather, grandmother and my father then moved to Moscow where my grandfather opened a medical practice. My grandfather was required to serve in the Czar’s army as a medical officer. After the November 1918 Bolshevik Revolution my grandparents and father had to flee Russia as the Bolsheviks were killing Czarist officers.
My father after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. My father reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before the end of WWII. After the war he married my mother who bore three children. All boys of which I am the oldest.
After completing my college education I joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. My branch was one of the three combat arms the field artillery (13). The other two combat arms are infantry (11) and armor (12). I served 23-years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Now let’s look at my memories of the Battle of Huế.
The Battle of Huế
The Battle of Huế was also known as the “Siege of Huế.” It was a major military engagement in the Tết Offensive launched by the Communist North Vietnamese Army (NVA) in conjunction with their Communist allies in South Vietnam know as the Viet Cong (VC), made up of para-military gorilla units.
The Tết Offensive and the battle of Huế was considered a turning point in the war. It was a turning point on the ground in Vietnam where American forces with their allies and the South Vietnamese Army defeated the onslaught of the NVA and VC. Using American air supremacy and the professionalism of the combat units deployed in country the NVA and VC were totally defeated and in many cases decimated. U.S. and allied forces killed, destroyed and removed a large percentage of the NVA and VC forces. They were driven into the A Sầu Valley and from there fled South Vietnam back to Cambodia and Thailand.
However, on the streets of Washington, D.C. the anti-Vietnam War protestors convinced the U.S. government and the American people that all was lost.
We are now facing yet another war involving Russia, just as Russia was involved in the Vietnam War.
From July 1965 to December 1974, more than 6000 generals and officers and more than 4,500 soldiers from the former Soviet Union were sent to Vietnam as specialists. Small contingents of auxiliary forces from other states like Bulgaria and Cuba accompanied the Soviet specialists.
When the Tết Offensive began my infantry unit was located in was later known as PhuBai combat base south of Huế where U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps combat units were stationed during and after the Tết Offensive.
On January 30-31, 1968, the base was hit by Vietcong mortar and rocket fire as part of the Tết Offensive. The base was used to support U.S. and Army of the Republic of Vietnam forces fighting in the Battle of Huế.
To this day I can remember the mortar and rocket fire my unit took. And thus for me and my fellow airborne soldiers the Tết Offensive began.
I was in A Company when Tết Offensive began and we moved out with the objective of taking the Western wall of the Đại Nội Citadel located in ancient city of Huế which had already been overrun by the NVA and VC forces. My unit was attached to the 1st Calvary Division at that time.
The battles were many and long and hard fought by both sides. It took us over 30 days to reach our final objective the Western wall of the Đại Nội Citadel.
One thing is in my mind that will not ever be forgotten. As we approached the Đại Nội Citadel we came across the Huế Kim Long Church (click here to view the church) where many Christians were hiding from the Communist forces. We liberated the Church. Kim Long Church was established in the 17th centaury.
However, as we were speaking to the people who were liberated our unit encountered one sniper who kept firing upon us and those whom we had just liberated.
We eventually found and killed this sniper but not until the sniper shot my recon sergeant who was standing next to me. It was at that moment is said to myself “there but by the grace of God go I.”
When Hue was liberated we found over 7,600 civilians in shallow graves. Men, women and children with their hands tied with barbed wire behind their backs with gun shots in the back of the head by their NVA occupiers. Yet another Communist atrocity in South Vietnam that the American press refused to report on was this massacre.
I vividly recall that on the morning of February 26th a small boat pulled up to the A Company CP, located in a three story building along the Perfume River. The Perfume River (Sông Hương) is a river that crosses the city of Hue. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma.
In the boat were a Vietnamese man and his very pregnant wife who was in labor. Our company medic was called into action and with the help of some hot water delivered a beautiful baby boy. I remember thinking that God is sending a message that life goes on even among all the carnage we had witnessed since January 31st.
The 2/501 left Hue in unit formation counting cadence all the airborne way. We lined up by company and marched out of the city to our next mission. Along the way young children would pull on our 101st Screaming Eagle shoulder patches, saying “Chicken die, chicken die” – so much for our liberating the Vietnamese from their NVA oppressors.
The road to hell made a turn for the 2/501 troopers to reopen QL – 1 or Highway 1, also known to the French as “the Street without Joy” and then due West into the A-Shau valley (the Valley of Death) and triple canopy jungle.
The Bottom Line
My infantry company was part of that bloody battle to drive the NVA and VC out of Hue and eventually out of South Vietnam. We accomplished both missions with minimum casualties on our side but massive casualties on their side.
The Tet Offensive and the Battle of Huế played an important role in weakening U.S. public support for the war in Vietnam because Walter Cronkite and the legacy media began telling the public that the Vietnam War was lost.
The reality on the ground was that Tet 1968 was a total and complete military disaster for the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Viet Cong (VC). Once the Tet Offensive began it became clear that U.S. and allied forces, using their military advantage in capabilities and their air supremacy, killed or captured tens of thousands of enemy Communist forces.
Those of us who were on the ground during Tet 1968 saw us winning and winning big.
This was my first experience with fake news that lost us a war that we won.
I hope this never happens again, ever.
I believe that the United States should enter a war with one purpose in mind – win at all costs. Our mantra must be unconditional surrender of the enemy. We must demand the unconditional surrender of our enemies, just as we did in World War II.
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The Department of Homeland Security put a “pause” Monday on its disinformation board after the truth czar, who resigned Wednesday, came under fire for spreading disinformation herself, The Washington Post reported.
DHS shut the board down Monday and Nina Jankowicz, who was tapped to lead the department, drafted a resignation letter Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. Jankowicz was reportedly pulled into a meeting late Tuesday night, however, with officials giving her the chance to stay on as the department determines whether to move forward with the highly polarized board. Jankowicz formally resigned Wednesday, according to The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz.
The decision comes as Jankowicz faced extreme backlash for pushing disinformation.
Jankowicz attempted to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story as a “Trump campaign product” while speaking to ABC News in 2020. During the second presidential debate, Jankowicz posted that President Joe Biden cited “50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op.”
The laptop was authenticated by several outlets including the Daily Caller News Foundation.
She also expressed concern about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and what would happen if “free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms.”
Jankowicz also said in 2021 the GOP is made up of “disinformers” who “have seized on” issues like Critical Race Theory to spread “disinformation.”
A DHS spokesperson defended Jankowicz in a statement to The Post.
“Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats. In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department’s disinformation work, and he will continue to do so.”
The DHS announced the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board in April to counter what it considers misinformation and disinformation, particularly disinformation coming from Russia and misleading rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border. DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas has fended off criticism of the board, recently saying the “board does not have any operational authority or capability.”
Legalese: Having seen the lengths that the FBI and other entities in the apparatus have gone to harass citizens who expose corruption, and pursuant to 18 USC § 119, Marco Polo testifies that the contents of the Biden Laptop were abandoned property. Furthermore, Marco Polo unequivocally disclaims any intention to cause any threat, intimidating action, or incitement of harm to any person covered by 18 USC § 119 and we do not condone, encourage, intend, or have any knowledge that any other person will or may use the information herein for any unlawful purpose. Marco Polo’s motive is to see justice delivered—to all criminals—by those whose responsibility it is to carry out that duty.
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There was a time in America when Communism was a “four letter word.”
We waged a Cold War for a half century to prevent communist powers from taking over or dominating the world. The threat from Communism was taken seriously enough that enlistees into the military had to provide an acceptable explanation if they had traveled to any communist-ruled country. Failure to do so could result in denied entry or at least denied a security clearance.
America doesn’t think much about communists today, as though Communism went out of style with bell-bottom jeans –even though if you added up all the official communist party members active in China today it’s a larger number than the total number of party members worldwide during the height of the Cold War.
One place that Communism is alive and well is unfortunately on America’s college campuses, where professors, protected by a ridiculous tenure system, openly inculcate America’s young adults with propaganda, making college a fertile recruiting ground for extremists like Antifa. Fortunately, Governor Ron DeSantis and his legislative allies in Florida are taking steps to prepare Florida’s young people with an education about the true totalitarian nature of Communism.
Though this may seem symbolic, to many Floridians who fled communist oppression and tyranny under Fidel Castro, such a day is very personal, touching on real events in their lives and in the lives of their family members.
DeSantis continues to set the standard for America when it comes to address the vital issues and dangerous ideologues that impact Americans. In 2021, DeSantis signed legislation that required students in Florida to be taught that Communism is a totalitarian system that conflicts with our republic’s founding principles.
Last summer, DeSantis fired a rhetorical broadside at the Biden administration when he sent a demand letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, detailing the administration’s negligence and malfeasance in refusing to enforce America’s federal immigration laws and protect our borders.
Worldwide, Communism dwarfs all other political ideologies for its death toll; communist dictators combined to kill some 100 million people during the 20th century. Today the hammer and sickle and the clenched fist of Communism should be viewed in much the same way that the Nazi swastika is viewed.
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Big media outlets are doing backflips after the Buffalo shooting trying to convince you the Great Replacement theory is just a right-wing conspiracy. NPR is going all out, doing 18 one-sided propaganda pieces on it since the shooting. There’s just one problem – several, actually. A number of Left-wing activists and politicians have openly talked about replacing the existing American population with third-worlders to create a permanent political majority for the Democrats. The Great Replacement is the admitted goal of an actual left-wing conspiracy, not a fantasy of the Right.
Senator Dick Durbin trumpeted the changing demographics of the country in a floor speech and how all the new voters were moving away from the Republican Party. Democrat operatives talked openly at a 2019 conference about working to make demographics ‘destiny’ to amass power for their party. The Leftist Center for American Progress said in 2013 that “[s]upporting real immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for our nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.” Left-wing Salon wrote in 2008 the growing Hispanic population turned New Mexico blue and would establish a permanent lock on the White House for Democrats. Similar comments have been made by other Democrat politicians and in the pages of the left-wing Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Democrats never miss an opportunity to celebrate demographic change.
So don’t tell me the Right is just imagining things. The gaslighting by NPR and others is not appreciated. Not when newly obtained government documents show Joe Biden knows his border policies are enriching the human smuggling cartels and endangering the United States. And not when no other satisfactory explanation has been offered for the numerous policy changes the Biden administration has instituted to open the border, numerous policy changes I’ve compiled and documented in previous commentaries [Daily Skirmish – 4/28/22]. The only other explanation that’s been attempted – prioritizing ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ – smacks of racism and aligns closely with Great Replacement. So if you’ve got an alternate explanation for why the Biden administration keeps taking steps to open the border despite all the problems they know it’s causing, let’ hear it. I’m all ears. I first asked for an alternate explanation half a year ago [Daily Skirmish – 10/14/21), but nobody has given me one.
Speaking of problems, there are fresh reports of untrammeled illegal immigration overwhelming border towns, threatening the safety of border farmers, bringing more drugs into the country, fueling the overdose crisis, and allowing terrorists to walk free inside the country. You’d think all this would be enough to get a sane administration to reverse course but, in the twisted mind of the Biden administration, all is going according to plan. They hate the country as currently constituted and are trying to destroy it. This is why illegal aliens get baby formula and panicked ordinary Americans can’t find any.
The numbers are staggering – one and a half million illegal aliens have flooded the country since January, including 100,000 who were released into the country in April. No wonder Arizona is busing illegal aliens to D.C., just like Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said his state might challenge the Supreme Court decision giving free public education to all illegal alien children. Growing public discontent finally got Sweden’s political elite to reverse course and admit open immigration drains resources and causes crime. It’s too much to hope that a frank recognition of the problems will get the Biden administration to reverse course, not when Great Replacement is the plan. I put more hope in the idea new arrivals can eventually be convinced the Democrats are the wrong choice. Sound impossible? A number of stories have appeared recently about the Democrats losing support among Hispanics over inflation, crime, religion, and other issues. Democrats seeking a permanent political majority by opening the borders are chasing a mirage. There are no permanent victories in politics.
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Three cheers for equal protection of the law. Agitators pushing the Left’s phony diversity narrative just got doused with reality. They’re finding out that a lot of what they want to do violates the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had wanted to grant one-on-one interviews to “black and brown” journalists only, because the evil white people are oppressors. After she got sued for violating equal protection of the law, she doubled down, saying she “absolutely” would continue discriminating. Well, the case just got settled, with the Mayor backing down completely, agreeing to drop her racist policy against white journalists.
California had wanted to mandate women be given a certain number of corporate board seats, because assuring equal outcomes for women is the important thing, even if we have to beat people into submission to achieve it. A California judge just struck down the gender quota because it violates equal protection. The judge ruled the state failed to prove women had been the victims of actual discrimination, thus taking direct aim at one of the principal tenets of the diversity faith: that everyone should be tarred and feathered to assure equal outcomes even if they didn’t do anything wrong. The diversity nuts believe the whole system is rotten – systemic racism, systemic sexism, blah, blah, blah – and this judge is saying, ‘sorry, not good enough, you actually have to prove your case.’
Separate dorms and separate graduation ceremonies for every stripe of the rainbow are all the rage on campus these days but, guess what, they’re illegal. A U.S. civil rights official warned two colleges that segregated graduation ceremonies for Black, LGBTQ, and other minority students violate federal anti-discrimination laws. Imagine if white students insisted on their own graduation ceremony. People would be up in arms, and rightly so. I have a dream that, one day, every graduate will be able to attend a single, non-divisive, nondiscriminatory graduation ceremony.
Staying on campus for a moment, Texas had a law requiring out-of-state students to pay higher tuition than illegal aliens residing in Texas. A federal judge used equal protection principles to knock down the state law. A federal law specifically bars states from giving illegal aliens any postsecondary education benefits that are not offered to U.S. citizens on equal terms, including citizens from other states. The judge ruled the federal law preempted the Texas law, dealing another blow to the phony diversity narrative which mindlessly holds we must hand our country over to illegal aliens because we’re so guilty of whatever.
That guilt trip is what’s motivating leaders in the medical field to toy with the idea of dispensing medical services on the basis of race, as I mentioned yesterday. It all goes back to what used to be called ‘compensatory equal protection’ which, as applied in this context, means white people got the best care in the past so other people should be compensated with the best care now, no matter who is sick today. That kind of thinking is on full display in Utah, where public health officials were warned dispensing COVID drugs based on race was illegal, but did it anyway with the Biden administration cheering them on. The state health officials didn’t even bother getting a legal review, but just plowed ahead. Well, you can have compensation, or you can have equal protection, but you can’t have both at the same time; ‘compensatory equal protection’ is an oxymoron.
The phony diversity narrative has a blind spot when it comes to race and sex that blanks out all other considerations, including equal protection of the law. The exclusion of all other values is what makes the diversity narrative fundamentally crazy. It will not endure. Other values will reassert themselves, as equal protection of the law is now. Eventually, rationality will carry the day, a balance between competing considerations will be restored, and the race hustlers pushing the poisonous Woke garbage to line their own pockets will have to find another gig.
You want to compensate disadvantaged groups for past injustices? Find another way. Just don’t misuse the government or the law to do it.
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President Joe Biden has a numbers problem. No matter how aggressively the White House attempts to deflect blame when it comes to the current state of the policy landscape, the numbers refuse to bend to their will.
No wonder Democrats on Capitol Hill and in state capitols across the country are sweating bullets headed into the midterms.
The latest Consumer Price Index showed an increase of 8.3%. That is a stunning number — one of the highest ever recorded. But in a classic case of whistling past the graveyard, some headlines suggested that the data was somehow encouraging, with inflation “slowing” from the previous month’s high of 8.5%.
A slowing of 0.2% from the highest number recorded in 40 years isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of Biden’s economic agenda.
Sensing the danger to Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the White House went into damage control mode immediately after the CPI numbers were released. The administration announced a plan to tackle inflation by making energy more affordable, reducing the cost of prescription drugs and health care, supporting farmers, lowering childcare costs and more.
There’s a lot of broad, populist appeal in addressing these challenges. Unfortunately, while the plan is long on talking points, it’s short on the policy minutia needed to impact the systemic challenges facing American families.
I’ve been no fan of the White House’s handling of the economy over the last two years, to be sure. But make no mistake: concerns about the state of affairs aren’t limited to my corner of the political spectrum.
The Washington Post — famous for its staunch conservatism — lambasted Biden in a scathing editorial. Yes, that Washington Post — the same outlet that also ran a column that same week, calling for George Washington University to be renamed due to concerns about our first president’s morality.
The Post editorial board accused the Biden administration of “magical thinking” on inflation. The editorial reminded readers of the White House’s early efforts to dismiss concerns over rising consumer prices when the president and his team insisted that high prices would be short-lived.
The editorial board called the administration’s attempts to blame “corporate greed” for the country’s current financial quagmire unproductive. And it insisted that Biden’s efforts to pin inflation on Republicans, specifically Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, were particularly removed from reality.
Again, this wasn’t some sort of an “opposing views” piece — this was the Washington Post editorial board. When a Democratic White House loses the support of the Washington Post, it’s got serious problems.
President Biden’s advisors don’t need the Post’s editorial board to tell them they’re in hot water, though. Biden’s free-falling poll numbers have summed up his poor political standing with the American people for months.
There’s little reason to believe the factors driving inflation will be alleviated between now and election day, and that spells serious trouble for Democrats seeking to hold onto slim majorities in Congress.
Fixing runaway inflation is no simple matter. It’s complicated. It takes time. It takes conscious, earnest effort to arrive at a solution. No one can accuse the Biden administration of ignoring an apparent silver bullet capable of unwinding months of supply chain chaos, the most serious armed conflict in Europe since World War II, and a pandemic that continues to weigh on global productivity.
Unfortunately, President Biden isn’t equal to the task. The best Biden has to offer is bullet points and more finger-pointing. Voters won’t buy that. And odds are, Biden’s bad numbers will continue to show as much as November approaches.
Dan Eberhart, a high-profile GOP donor, serves as the CEO of Canary, LLC., an oil services company with crews around the country from North Dakota to Arizona.
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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