POLL: Majorities Of Both Parties Say The Media Isn’t Trustworthy

Huge majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents say the U.S. media is biased and its main goal is to advance its own agenda, according to a Thursday poll from the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States.

More than 76% of poll respondents stated that the media is primarily focused on advancing their own political opinions and agenda, with 62.7% of Democrats, 76.1% of Independents and 90.3% of Republicans agreeing.

The poll surveyed 1,084 likely general election voters between Dec. 4 and Dec. 7. and reported a 3% margin of error. Trafalgar employs a number of methods for conducting its polls, including live phone calls, automated calls, emails, text messages, and two other proprietary methods it does not share publicly.

“Thanks to the decentralization of the news through the internet and social media, the mainstream press outlets no longer have a monopoly on controlling the news,” Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller. “Unfortunately, the mainstream media has been slow to adjust to this reality and don’t seem to realize that the average American can now see in real time the difference between the actual facts of a story versus what the mainstream media says. People are realizing the open bias and partisanship of the press, and it is making them increasingly cynical.”

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The Trafalgar Group was one of only two polling firms that accurately predicted Trump’s victory in the presidential election of 2016. The firm was also among the few that predicted Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ win in 2018, as well as Republican victories in Virginia in November.

The poll is only the latest indicator of Americans’ loss of trust in the media. A June survey from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that the U.S. ranked the lowest in trust for the media among 46 nations with developed media industries.

“This is an extraordinary (though unsurprising) finding,” journalist Glenn Greenwald said after the report’s release. “Most amazing is that the corporate sector of the US media is failing in every respect: financially, culturally, collapsing trust.”

The poll also shows a dramatic drop from the “new low” for trust in the media established in January 2021, when just 46% of Americans stated the media was trustworthy. The Trafalgar poll now puts that number at 23.7%.

COLUMN BY

ANDERS HAGSTROM

White House correspondent.

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Our pick of the films of 2021

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2021 was a strange year for the film industry. Covid-19 closed the theatres for many months; a number of movies appeared first on streaming services like Amazon and Netflix.

We’ve selected a dozen of the year’s releases for our readers. Not all of them are Oscar material, but they all combine artistry, engagement and reasonably humane values which put them a cut above the rest.

We’ve done our best to cater for all ages and interests. No doubt we’ve left out some of your favourites – please leave comments with your suggestions.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong. 148 minutes. RT 94%

For the first time Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting his loved ones at risk. His application for MIT is rejected! When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell releases the powerful villains, whom Spidey (spoiler alert) puts back in their boxes. Great fun.

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Documentary. 117 minutes. RT 99%

In 1969, after the famous (and debauched) Woodstock festival, New York City organised a music festival stretching over six weekends in Harlem. The producers of “Summer of Soul” rescued the film of the all-but-forgotten event. The all-black performers are wonderful and the enthusiastic crowd are a joy to watch. Exhilarating fare. (The politics of the era were radical and this is reflected in the film.)

Belfast

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Jude Hill. 97 minutes. RT 86%

This is Kenneth Branagh’s homage to the Belfast of his boyhood – at the beginning of The Troubles and lethal hostility between Protestants and Catholics – and its close family and neighbourhood ties. It follows 9-year-old Buddy and his family, who are forced to emigrate as the violence and anarchy grow. Beautifully filmed in black and white.

The Father

Directed by Florian Zeller. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams. 97 minutes. RT 98%

Anthony Hopkins, one of our greatest living actors, won an Oscar (his second) for his portrayal of the suffering of a man with dementia. You see his confusion, his distress, his anger, his dependence. It’s a bravura performance – and frightening in its intensity.

The Courier

Directed by Dominic Cooke. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright. 111 minutes. RT 85%

This is a true story about Cold War skulduggery. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Greville Wynne, a British businessman who was recruited by the MI6 to deliver messages to Russian agent Oleg Penkovsky in the 1960s. Through his work, the US received valuable information which helped to end the Cuban Missile Crisis, although Penkovsky was caught and executed. Beautiful sound track.

Dune

Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac. 156 minutes. RT 83%

Fans of this sci fi epic have been waiting for a film to do justice to the 1960s novel by Frank Herbert. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has succeeded. Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man with a great destiny, must travel to the desert sands of Arrakis, the most dangerous planet in the universe, to ensure the future of his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over “spice”, a hallucinogenic substance which enables space travel and personal rejuvenation. And this is only Part 1!

No Time To Die

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.Starring Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux. 163 minutes. RT 84%

Daniel Craig is retiring from his highly successful stint as 007. In his last film as James Bond, the spy has left active service, has surrendered his 007 number and is enjoying the beaches of Jamaica. But then an old friend from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain and his lethal bioweapon. Lots of firepower and car chases because the future of the world is at stake.

A Quiet Place Part II

Directed by John Krasinski. Starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou. 97 minutes. RT 91%

Successful sequels are rare, but this follow-up on the impressive sci fi horror film A Quiet Place is excellent. Dad’s dead now, killed by blind aliens who are incredibly powerful but who can hear a pin drop. Mum and her three children have to find other survivors, contending with both monstrous aliens and evil humans. Chock-full of suspense.

King Richard

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal. 145 minutes. RT 91%

Richard Williams is determined to turn his daughters, Venus and Serena, into world champions. Training on neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment. Will Smith’s performance is riveting. Like most biopics, King Richard ignores some of the darker corners of its hero’s past, but it’s great entertainment.

Oxygen

Directed by Alexandre Aja. Starring Mélanie Laurent. French with subtitles. 101 minutes. RT 88%

A young woman wakes up in a cryogenic pod. She can’t move and she doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. She’s running out of oxygen and must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare, assisted by an AI bot with a sly and sinister voice. Not for people with claustrophobia.

Worth

Directed bySara Colangelo.StarringMichael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan. 118 minutes. RT 81%

How valuable is a human life? This based-on-real-events film about negotiations for compensation to the families of the victims of 9/11 raises interesting questions. Congress appoints renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg to head the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He faces the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help families who had lost their loved ones.

Minari

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung. Starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung, Will Patton. 115 minutes. RT 100%

Minari received several Oscar nominations and won a Best Supporting Actress award. It follows a Korean-American family which moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in the 1980s in search of the American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of farming in the rugged Ozarks, this moving film shows the resilience of family ties.

COLUMN BY

Michael Cook

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Abortion is OK but transphobic pronouns are definitely not OK

Strange but true: an abortion clinic is misgendering a trans doctor.


Today’s dispatch from the Reproductive Revolution comes from Kansas City, Missouri. Quinn Jackson, MD, (they/he) is a family medicine physician there and a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health. Dr Jackson stands out in the reproductive health space – a trans male doctor (i.e., natal female) who works in a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

In a recent article in MedPage Today, Dr Jackson says that they/he loves the work. “I believe abortion can be a very empowering experience, and for many of my patients, the solidarity between women is a part of that. People with uteruses suffer so much violence from men.”

What troubles Dr Jackson is not the ethical issues around abortion, or even the dark clouds hovering over Roe v Wade which threaten to tear through their/his industry like last week’s Kentucky tornadoes. What distresses them/him is pronouns. It seems that even in abortion clinics staff persist in using the wrong pronouns for Dr Jackson.

There has been a concerted effort by some in the reproductive rights movement to make abortion more gender inclusive. Some clinics ask patients for their pronouns and some of those staff members will use them. Some organizations use “pregnant people” in their communications. The key phrase being “some.” Others continue to use language and imagery that excludes gender queer and trans people from abortion conversations. The most hypocritical among us will espouse inclusion publicly, but fail to show up for non-binary and trans folx in meaningful ways. It is exhausting. Yes, I see you prescribing gender affirming hormones, yet calling me “she” in every meeting we attend.

Many people work in toxic environments but it comes as a deplorable surprise that these include Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Could it be that these rude people don’t really believe, deep down in their heart of hearts, that women can become men? Shouldn’t Planned Parenthood have an Ombudsperson to whom Dr Quinn can bring their/his complaints?

COLUMN BY

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. More by Michael Cook

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What Are We Waiting For?

Joseph R. Wood: We wait for the Lord, and argue about justice. We wait for what we will have completely and endlessly only in His Kingdom, the Kingdom which is not of this world.


We know the season of Advent is one of waiting. Having heard November’s liturgy readings of the end times and closed the year with the feast of Christ the King, we begin the new year waiting for what we just heard and celebrated.

We may also know the season of the “holidays” can be one of arguing. As Christ promised, many families and friends are dangerously divided over who He is as well as over what our political arrangements should be.

These seasons are closely related. We are waiting for Christ to return finally and save us, and we are arguing about what our politics should be while we wait.

“Thy Kingdom come,” we pray in every Mass, six times in every Rosary, a few times often as penance. A powerfully important aspiration about what government we should seek, given to us by Christ himself. We are told to seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness.

Perhaps the most important single divide in politics in the last few centuries emerges from this. Some believe we must do what we can to make things better in our political communities, while we await the coming of the Kingdom. Others have had enough waiting and want to bring about the perfect political system right here, right now (these are usually labeled “progressives”).

And that’s the root of the big arguments that unfold all year long and seem to take on a peculiar intensity during the holidays.

But both sides of the argument know there must be something better coming, a better politics or a better and final Kingdom. How are those two related?

In both cases, we hope for justice. We want what is right.

The psalms are filled with cries for justice, with praise for the just man, with the belief that justice will triumph in God’s rule. Psalm 48: “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! . . .[The rulers of the earth] saw it, they were astounded, they were in panic, they took to flight.” Or Psalm 97: “The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad! . . .For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth.” Psalm 89: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.”

No wonder Christ tells us to pray for this Kingdom.

But other sources cry for this city, too. In Mark Helprin’s novel Winter’s Tale, a key to the story is found in the inscription on a grand salver: “For what can be imagined more beautiful than the sight of a perfectly just city rejoicing in justice alone.”

We all long for that city, that community of persons that melds truth, beauty, and goodness.

More ancient sources saw this longing, as well. In Plato’s dialogue Statesman, Socrates watches approvingly as a visitor to Athens helps a young man, also named Socrates, understand what a good ruler, a statesman, really is. Such a statesman knows the souls of his citizens well enough to weave their virtues together for the good of the city, appointing the courageous to be leaders in time of war and the moderate to govern in peace.

The visitor describes six kinds of governments: rule for the common good by one, by a few, or by the many; and selfish or tyrannical rule by one, by a few, or by the many. This scheme of political analysis is still helpful today as we argue about politics.

But the visitor touches also on a seventh kind of government, one that “we must separate out from the other constitutions, like a god from men.” This divine government exceeds human capacity. A good statesman can only know imperfectly the virtues of the citizens. It takes a divine ruler to know men perfectly, and thus only a god could rule perfectly.

Socrates and Plato knew this is how we yearn to be governed. They also know it won’t happen on earth.

Likewise, Plato’s student Aristotle describes the six kinds of government but also sees how real Greek cities fit into that scheme. In the Politics (Books IV and VII), he seems to separate the regimes or constitutions that are actually possible from the government “that one would pray for.” Philosophers dispute the meaning of this, of course, but it seems to me a nod towards Plato’s seventh, divine regime.

The great exposition of this tension between earthly political communities and the rule of God, and the hope for resolution of that tension, is St. Augustine’s City of God. The title comes from the psalms.

St. Augustine sees the divide between the earthly city, those concerned only with the things around us, and the City of God, the saints in Heaven and those still on earth but in the communion of saints. These latter choose God as their final end over physical and material pleasure, ease and comfort.

St. Augustine tells us that these two cities are intermixed here on earth, until the end of time. Sometimes earthly rulers will tend towards justice and tranquillitas ordinis, or an ordered tranquility in earthly affairs that rests on peace and justice. Peace on earth, good will towards men. This order is a reflection of the eternal peace of Heaven.

Other rulers will oppose that tranquility.

But we can never achieve the perfect political arrangement on earth. Eternal peace is only realized in that seventh, divine regime where the seeming contradictions that plague earthly politics are resolved.

Where, in the words of Psalm 85, “Mercy and faithfulness will meet, righteousness and peace will kiss. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from heaven.”

We wait for the Lord. We wait and argue about justice in our politics. We wait for what we will have completely and endlessly only in His Kingdom, the Kingdom which is not of this world.

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Joseph R. Wood

Dr. Joseph Wood teaches at the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C. and is a Fellow at Cana Academy.

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Biden’s Bounty on Your Life: Hospitals’ Incentive Payments for COVID-19

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Upon admission to a once-trusted hospital, American patients with COVID-19 become virtual prisoners, subjected to a rigid treatment protocol with roots in Ezekiel Emanuel’s (Obama puppet)  “Complete Lives System” for rationing medical care in those over age 50.

They have a shockingly high mortality rate.

How and why is this happening, and what can be done about it?

As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients’ families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones.

The combination that enables this tragic and avoidable loss of hundreds of thousands of lives includes (1) The CARES Act, which provides hospitals with bonus incentive payments for all things related to COVID-19 (testing, diagnosing, admitting to hospital, use of remdesivir and ventilators, reporting COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinations) and (2) waivers of customary and long-standing patient rights by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In 2020, the Texas Hospital Association submitted requests for waivers to  CMS. According to Texas attorney Jerri Ward,

“CMS has granted ‘waivers’ of federal law regarding patient rights. Specifically, CMS purports to allow hospitals to violate the rights of patients or their surrogates with regard to medical record access, to have patient visitation, and to be free from seclusion.” She notes that “rights do not come from the hospital or CMS and cannot be waived, as that is the antithesis of a ‘right.’ The purported waivers are meant to isolate and gain total control over the patient and to deny patient and patient’s decision-maker the ability to exercise informed consent.”

Creating a “National Pandemic Emergency” provided justification for such sweeping actions that override individual physician medical decision-making and patients’ rights. The CARES Act provides incentives for hospitals to use treatments dictated solely by the federal government under the auspices of the NIH. These “bounties” must paid back if not “earned” by making the COVID-19 diagnosis and following the COVID-19 protocol.

The hospital payments include:

  • A “free” required PCR test in the Emergency Room or upon admission for every patient, with government-paid fee to hospital.
  • Added bonus payment for each positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Another bonus for a COVID-19 admission to the hospital.
  • A 20 percent “boost” bonus payment from Medicare on the entire hospital bill for use of remdesivir instead of medicines such as Ivermectin.
  • Another and larger bonus payment to the hospital if a COVID-19 patient is mechanically ventilated.
  • More money to the hospital if cause of death is listed as COVID-19, even if patient did not die directly of COVID-19.
  • A COVID-19 diagnosis also provides extra payments to coroners.

CMS implemented “value-based” payment programs that track data such as how many workers at a healthcare facility receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Now we see why many hospitals implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandates. They are paid more.

Outside hospitals, physician MIPS quality metrics link doctors’ income to performance-based pay for treating patients with COVID-19 EUA drugs. Failure to report information to CMS can cost the physician 4% of reimbursement.

Because of obfuscation with medical coding and legal jargon, we cannot be certain of the actual amount each hospital receives per COVID-19 patient. But Attorney Thomas Renz and CMS whistleblowers have calculated a total payment of at least $100,000 per patient.

What does this mean for your health and safety as a patient in the hospital?

There are deaths from the government-directed COVID treatments. For Remdesivir, studies show that 71–75 percent of patients suffer an adverse effect, and the drug often had to be stopped after five to ten days because of these effects, such as kidney and liver damage, and death. Remdesivir trials during the 2018 West African Ebola outbreak had to be discontinued because death rate exceeded 50%. Yet, in 2020, Anthony Fauci directed that Remdesivir was to be the drug hospitals use to treat COVID-19, even when the COVID clinical trials of Remdesivir showed similar adverse effects.

In ventilated patients, the death toll is staggering. A National Library of Medicine January 2021 report of 69 studies involving more than 57,000 patients concluded that fatality rates were 45 percent in COVID-19 patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation, increasing to 84 percent in older patients. Renz announced at a Truth for Health Foundation Press Conference that CMS data showed that in Texas hospitals, 84.9% percent of all patients died after more than 96 hours on a ventilator.

Then there are deaths from restrictions on effective treatments for hospitalized patients. Renz and a team of data analysts have estimated that more than 800,000 deaths in America’s hospitals, in COVID-19 and other patients, have been caused by approaches restricting fluids, nutrition, antibiotics, effective antivirals, anti-inflammatories, and therapeutic doses of anti-coagulants.

We now see government-dictated medical care at its worst in our history since the federal government mandated these ineffective and dangerous treatments for COVID-19, and then created financial incentives for hospitals and doctors to use only those “approved” (and paid for) approaches.

Our formerly trusted medical community of hospitals and hospital-employed medical staff have effectively become “bounty hunters” for your life. Patients need to now take unprecedented steps to avoid going into the hospital for COVID-19.

Patients need to take active steps to plan before getting sick to use early home-based treatment of COVID-19 that can help you save your life.

To learn more visit TruthForHealth.org.

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FLORIDA: Governor DeSantis Announces ‘Stop WOKE Act’ Against CRT in Schools, Workplace

Newsweek reports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis alleged that critical race theory (CRT) and equity training have become cottage industries, suggesting that experts who provide professional guidance to schools and businesses on racial inequities are making a lucrative living off of their work.

“This has become a cottage industry—the CRT. There’s people making huge amounts of money,” DeSantis said at a Wednesday press conference. “They basically will get tens of thousands of dollars to go in and do a training, sometimes in schools, sometimes in business, basically saying ‘Okay, pay me $50,000 so I can teach your employees how racist capitalism is.’”

“This issue is that you have these whole cottage industries of these consultants that will come and they’ll go into a school district or they’ll go to a business or they’ll go to colleges and universities and they bring a lot of this into those institutions and they call it ‘equity,’” he added. “Just understand when you hear ‘equity’ used that it’s just an ability for people to smuggle in their ideology.”

This week, the governor introduced his new Stop W.O.K.E. (Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees) Act, which seeks to defund schools in Florida that hire and utilize CRT consultants.

DeSantis Announces ‘Stop WOKE Act’ Against CRT in Schools, Workplace

By: Caleb Parke, Dec 15, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” Wednesday “taking a stand against critical race theory in our schools and in the workplace.”

Alongside Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, he introduced the new piece of legislation: “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act.”

“I view the wokeness as a form of cultural Marxism,” DeSantis said. “They really want to tear at the fabric of our society and our culture.”

The bill would allow parents the right to sue if they think their kids are being taught CRT.

“Our legislation will defend any money for K-12 going to CRT consultants,” DeSantis said. “No taxpayer dollars should be used to teach our kids to hate our country or hate each other.”

The conservative governor referenced the Left’s attempts to erase U.S. history and topple statues of Founding Fathers and other figures.

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Transgenderism Is Communism

So many narratives, so little time.  Today, we take another look at the transgender narrative and zero in on how the wheels are falling off this stupid lie in so many ways.

Before we get started, I’ve said many times there have always been transgender people and always will be.  Nobody should hate them or want to do them harm.  But that doesn’t mean I want them in control of public policy or to give them every bit of political power they desire.  These are separate questions.

Transgenderism is communism.  I’ve talked before about the communist technique of Hegelian dialectical negation.  Take a foundational idea, set up a contrary idea in motion against it, and keep agitating until the foundational idea is destroyed.  Up to now, it’s been universally understood there are only two biological sexes, male and female.  Set in motion the contrary idea that gender is just a social and psychological construct and, Voila!, all of a sudden there are 57 genders, men need tampons and can get pregnant, and women’s sports are dead.  The point of all this obvious insanity is to help usher in the socialist revolution which, in case you don’t know, really means wealth and power for a tiny elite.

But don’t take my word for it.  Now we have video evidence that transgenderism is communism.  There’s a video on YouTube with four trans activists saying, among other things.  “Trans liberation calls for communist revolution.”  In the video, they discuss ways to bring about a “communist society” to benefit trans people.  Revolution would “require the abolition of society as it currently is.  When we demand that society be arranged in certain ways, this is part of the project.” Watch:

There you have it, in-your-face Hegelian dialectical negation in spades, and proof that transgenderism is at root communism.  It couldn’t be any clearer.

So the ideology of political transgenderism is rotten to its core.  But communism is not the only thing wrong with it.  Transgenderism has been destroying women’s sports for a couple of years now, but a particularly egregious example came up recently.  The nation was horrified when a biological male on the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team, who formerly competed as a man, recently wiped out a bunch of records previously held by real women.  It was a massacre.  This guy shattered one women’s record by 38 seconds.  The women on the team are distressed by the fact they will never have a chance of winning again.  Viewed dispassionately, one could say the patriarchy is destroying women’s sports, but women’s rights groups won’t stand up for women’s rights.  Why?  Because they’re hard core Leftists first, committed to the revolution.  They don’t give a darn about women’s rights.  Stop sending them money.

The obliteration of women’s rights in the name of political transgenderism is occurring worldwide now, thanks to the United Nations.  The UN is busy reinterpreting all its documents containing the term “gender equality” to mean ‘transgender identity protection’.  Its women’s rights office has switched from women’s rights to promoting gender identity as a core value.

The stupid transgenderism lie has also been forcing compelled speech, a big constitutional no-no.  The latest example is New York’s new law ordering utilities, phone companies, and municipal governments to use preferred pronouns when interacting with the public verbally or in writing.

Here are some more wheels falling off the transgenderism narrative recently:  Children under 16 presumed to be able to give informed consent to puberty blockers when they aren’t old enough to consent to a car loan; public schools pushing transgenderism on very young kids 4 to 8 years old and hiding student gender transitioning from parents;  a psychiatric journal admitting it falsely claimed gender transitioning improves mental health when it doesn’t; and commercial transgender vendors not disclosing hormones are physically addictive.  I don’t know which is worse – the communist ideology of political transgenderism or the transgender-industrial complex whose only interest in all of this is making money.

Before you Lefties attack me for transphobia, sweep your own doorstep before you come after me.  Ibram X. Kendi, patron saint of antiracism wokitude and great hero of the revolution, said last month he was horrified when his young daughter told him she wanted to be a boy.  So much for intersectionality.  Kendi must be a great disappointment to his fellow travelers who pushed his shtick at every turn.  Maybe he won’t get invited to speak at any more socialist conferences.  So go attack Kendi before you attack me.  Meanwhile, if you want to defend your communist ideology of political transgenderism, your use of the communist technique of Hegelian dialectical negation, or the crassly commercial transgender-industrial complex, I’m all ears.

(h/t Mark Levin 12/15/21 6pm hour played the trans activists’ video sound track)

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NATO? If Russia Conquered Europe, it Would an Improvement

As we ponder how our day’s Dr. Strangeloves want Ukraine to join NATO so that we’ll be obligated to war against Russia if it attacks its western, kleptocratic neighbor, we should consider a certain point. It isn’t just, as some have pointed out, that Cold War relic NATO has outlived its usefulness. It’s not just that Russia, no longer being the Soviet Union, has no intention of invading Western Europe and couldn’t pull off a Julius-Caesar-in-Gaul even if it did. It’s also this:

Troubling over such a thing is a bit like fearing that Bill Gates’s bucks will invade your bank account.

NATO was created in 1949 to defend Europe against the Soviet Union, an expansionist, evil empire that devoted time and treasure to spreading the malevolent ideology of Marxism worldwide. Fear of this was entirely rational as such a conquest would have meant descent into hell on Earth, so we rightly drew a bombs-and-bullets line in the sand. But at issue today isn’t your grandfather’s Bear. It’s more like your great-grandfather’s — and relatively bearable.

Consider: Ex-German chancellor Angela Merkel opened the floodgates of Muslim migration, illustrating why late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi once said that jihadist terrorists were unnecessary because 50 million-plus Muslims in Europe would turn it into an Islamic continent in two generations.

Many European leaders sing Merkel’s song, too. Swedish politician Mona Sahlin unabashedly stated in 2001 that “the Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden; the old Sweden is never coming back.” French president Emmanuel Macron actually advocated the idea of creating “Eurafrica,” a scheme requiring the flooding of his continent with 150 to 200 million Africans during the next few decades.

Not to be outdone in vindicating the Gallic surrender stereotype, French “intellectual” Christian de Moliner suggested in 2017 that France should essentially be divided — via the creation of a semi-autonomous, quasi-Sharia state within the country — to avoid civil war with its Muslims. Note that such sentiments place these politicians to the left of the Dalai Lama, who told the BBC in 2019 that “Europe is for Europeans” and that most migrants should ultimately be returned to their native lands.

And quite Lama-like, Russia boasts a healthy nationalism. Its president, Vladimir Putin, has touted his civilization’s glories and has said, regarding immigration, “Russia doesn’t need minorities; minorities need Russia.” And while Western Europe is awash in multicult mush, Moscow issued a 2014 document stating that Russia rejects “such principles as multiculturalism and tolerance” and “projects imposing alien values on society.”

Speaking of alien values, so-called same-sex “marriage” is rubber stamped in Western Europe, the continent’s social activists often encourage confused children to embrace a Made-up-Sexual Status (MUSS or “transgender”) “identity,” and its authorities may punish critics of such via “hate speech” laws.

In Russia, though, it’s not just that homosexual unions of any kind are verboten and that true (i.e., man-woman) marriage was enshrined in the nation’s constitution last year. Moscow also has outlawed pro-homosexual propaganda, and Putin has sung the nuclear family’s praises. More recently, he has inveighed against the elimination of the terms “mother,” “father” and “family”; has criticized the denial of “the distinction between sexes” and of the categories “of men and women”; and has said that advocating youth MUSS activity borders on “a crime against humanity.”

(See now why our Left wants to “cancel” Russia?)

But that’s not all. In October, Putin criticized Westerners for “the aggressive deletion of whole pages of their own history” and their “reverse discrimination against the majority in the interests of minorities.” He also correctly proclaimed, in 2019, that liberalism had become “obsolete.”

But now, obsolescence is the West’s essence. Back when Russia was the USSR and our Left loved it, we called the Soviets godless and they called us decadent; now we’re godless and decadent.

We hear incessant talk about the “separation of church and state” even though it’s not in our Constitution (but it is in the 1936 Soviet Constitution), and radical applications of it are foisted upon us.  In many European nations, more than 50 percent of young people identify as having “no religion” (70 percent in Britain). What’s more, some European authorities are even labeling the Bible “hate speech.” This is the handiwork, too, do note, of devout adherents of moral relativism — the West’s characteristic philosophical affliction — of the “Whatever works for you” crew.

But it doesn’t work in Russia. In a 2013 State of the Nation speech, Putin lamented that many “Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. …Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”

None of this is to say I trust Putin or take for granted that his pronouncements aren’t just self-interest-driven posturing. I don’t trust him any more than I do Biden or Pelosi or Kamala Harris, though I do trust him to be one thing they’re not: smart.

Putin ought to know, too, that the political correctness he condemns will destroy a nation. After all and as Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov pointed out, the KGB Putin used to work for encouraged such ideas in the West for this very reason.

But whatever the reason, GK Chesterton’s 1926 prediction that the “madness of tomorrow” would lie “not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan” has come to pass. So explain to me not only why NATO is still necessary but also, very slowly, so I can understand it, this:

If Vladimir Putin or some near-future Russian leader completely lost his marbles, had a Napoleon moment and decided to invade Western Europe, why should America’s sons shed blood over it (let alone over the Ukraine)?

If under such a fanciful scenario the modern-day tsar were successful and imposed Russia’s social norms on the vanquished, what would be the loss to humanity? “Pride” events with men marching mostly naked? Puberty blockers for 12-year-olds? The arresting of pastors for preaching the Bible? The ignoring of the Muslim rape-gang abuse of 1,400 UK girls for 16 years for fear of being called “racist”? It’s a temping cause, really, but I think I’ll pass.

Should our Dr. Strangelove chicken hawks succeed in getting Ukraine into NATO, we can only hope that an ex-high-ranking Polish officer spoke truth when he told me years ago that the acronym stands for “No Action; Talk Only.” For if the West ever fights Russia, it’s possible that maybe, just perhaps, the Bear will now have God on its side.

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WATCH: Marjorie Taylor Greene ROCKS The House, Calls Out The Communists In Charge

I’m shook.

Watch this woman.

In addition, Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has criticized Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell over a deal which paved the way for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

“The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION,” she tweeted. “Mitch is Biden’s b*tch.”

As of Wednesday morning, her tweet had been liked more than 11,000 times and retweeted nearly 4,000 times.

Rep. MTG calls out the “communists” in charge from the House floor! – [VIDEO]

The Right Scoop • December 15, 2021:

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called out the “communists” in charge of House and the January 6th committee:

“We’ve heard a lot about text messages. I’d like the Democrats and the people on the January 6th committee to produce their text messages, Mr. Speaker, denouncing Antifa, BLM riots that raged across American cities for a year. I would love to read those.

But instead we saw Democrats encourage, incite, and continue to call these riots peaceful. And then when they got arrested and put in jail, they bailed them out so they could go out and riot some more.

I rise in opposition to this resolution to hold Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress because it’s being held by nothing but a kangaroo court. Congress’ job is to make laws, not enforce them. That’s the role of the Executive and the Judicial Branch of this government.

But somehow the communists here in charge have forgotten – or no, not forgotten, are purposefully abusing the Constitution and what this body of Congress is supposed to do.

You see when we go to this level, to the point where we’re forgetting and abusing what our power is, then the American people will trust us no more. And that is exactly what the January 6th committee is doing.”

I love how MTG isn’t afraid to speak her mind and I’m more than certain the left will be outraged that she called them communists on the House floor. But if water is truly wet, you can bet Kevin McCarthy will join the chorus condemning MTG for calling Pelosi and her henchmen ‘communists’.

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Biden Admin Releases 1,491 Classified Documents About JFK’s Murder

The Biden administration released over 1,000 classified documents Wednesday regarding the assassination and subsequent investigation of former President John F. Kennedy.

The documents include filings from federal agencies and law enforcement authorities, including the CIA and FBI, as part of the federal government’s review of Kennedy’ assassination.

Among the revelations from the documents is that Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy’s apparent murderer, met with the Soviet Union’s embassy consul in Mexico, who was linked to KGB assassins. Oswald, who spent nearly three years in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and early 1960s, had visited the Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico in an attempt to get a visa to the Soviet Union.

Many of the documents appear to be duplicates of redacted files that were previously released, according to CNN. The revelations failed to satisfy many researchers into Kennedy’s assassination, the outlet reported.

“The reason it’s so important is not so much that we’re going to find a smoking gun that changes the entire theory of who killed Kennedy,” Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia and Kennedy scholar, told CNN. “The lack of transparency and the fact that getting these documents after 58 years is like pulling a whole mouthful of teeth — it tells you why we have so many conspiracy theories.”

“Biden is the first president to come close to acknowledging what cynical conspiracy theorists have long assumed: There are assassination-related documents sealed away at the Archives that might never be made public, or at least not in the lifetime of anyone who remembers where they were when they heard the shocking news from Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963,” journalist and author Philip Shenon wrote in an op-ed for Politico.

The documents also revealed that Australian intelligence agents had warning as early as 1962 that there was a Soviet plot to assassinate Kennedy, but they deemed the person who made the tip to be untrustworthy.

There are still over 10,000 documents to be released, according to CNN, which will be seen by December 2022 at the earliest under the guidance of an executive order issued by President Joe Biden in October.

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AILAN EVANS

Tech reporter.

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Video and Texts Show CNN Producer Fantasizing About Sex Acts with Fiancé’s Young Daughter

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Project Veritas released a new story today featuring graphic texts and video provided by a source that show a producer for CNN fantasizing about molesting his fiancé’s daughter.

Here is some of what is shown in today’s video:

  • The producer in question solicited sexually explicit photos of the source’s underage daughter – in addition to fantasizing about his fiancé’s daughter.
  • The source told Project Veritas she “felt disgusted” and was compelled to come forward, because “these people with power seem to get away” with this behavior.
  • The source went to the authorities, but then came to Project Veritas after she was uncertain proper action would be taken.
  • Project Veritas has reached out to CNN for comment and at this time we’re awaiting a response.

You can watch the video here:

Project Veritas’ first course of action was to reach out to authorities.

Following that, we reached out to the mother of the children to ensure their safety. Project Veritas then reached out to the producer’s employer, CNN, to inform them of the situation and give them the opportunity to comment.

These revelations come on the heels of the arrest of former CNN employee, John Griffin, who was charged with three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

To protect the children, Project Veritas is not yet releasing information about certain individuals involved in the story, including the producer.

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Ilhan Omar’s Bill to Combat ‘Islamophobia’ Passes the House

Ilhan Omar’s bill requiring the State Department to combat “Islamophobia” has passed. Omar would like us to believe that “Islamophobia” is as much a threat around the world as antisemitism, and she wants the federal government to monitor, to report on, and to fight the spread of this “hatred.” A report on the bill she has co-sponsored can be found here: “House committee debates antisemitism as Islamophobia monitor bill moves forward,” by Ron Kampeas, Jerusalem Post, December 11, 2021:

A bill that would create an Islamophobia monitor in much the same cast as the State Department’s antisemitism monitor cleared its first hurdle on Friday, after a House committee debate about antisemitism.

The bill, whose lead sponsors were Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., one of three Muslims in Congress, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who is Jewish, was approved Friday by the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee along party lines, with the majority of Democrats voting for it. It now goes to the House floor.

Ilhan Omar has persuaded – some might say inveigled — a Jewish Congresswoman to join her in co-sponsoring the bill. This is her standard technique for avoiding charges of antisemitism, to “reach out” to liberal Jews who are insufficiently wary of her wiles and guiles, to join her in whatever mischief she is up to. Her latest effort is to make Congress believe that “Islamophobia” — so often invoked, so rarely defined — really is such a major problem worldwide that it needs a special office in the federal government to monitor it.

Etymologically, “Islamophobia” means the “irrational fear or hatred of Islam.” But “Islamophobia” is a word that was invented not to describe that “irrational fear or hatred of Islam and of Muslims,” but in order to shut down any criticism of Islam, no matter how justified. The word is now affixed to anyone who dares to suggest that the large-scale presence of Muslims in non-Muslim lands, given the refusal of many Muslims to integrate into the larger society, and instead remain hostilely aloof from it, is worrisome. The word is affixed as well to anyone who dares to suggest that the Qur’an is full of violent passages, such as 2:191-193, 3:151, 4:89, 8:12, 8:60, 9:5, 9:29, 47:4, where Muslims are instructed to “fight” and to “kill” and to “smite at the necks of” and to “strike terror in the hearts of” Infidels. It is affixed to those who remind us that the Qur’an describes Muslims as “the best of peoples” (3:110) and non-Muslims as “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). It is affixed to those who point out that Muhammad married his favorite, and last, wife when she was six, and consummated the marriage when she was nine, and as a consequence many Muslims have similarly taken very young brides. It is affixed to those who mention that Muhammad, considered by Muslims to be the “Perfect Man” and “Model of Conduct,” asked aloud for someone to rid him of three people who had mocked him – Asma bint Marwan, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, and Abu Afak — and his followers dutifully murdered, seriatim, all three.

During an extended committee debate on Thursday, Republicans argued that there was no need to track Islamophobia, and that the monitor position would be used as an instrument to oppress conservatives. They also said that it would undercut the fight against antisemitism — and even encourage antisemites.

There is no need to track “Islamophobia,” given the only legitimate meaning of that word – an “irrational hatred or fear of Islam” — because in the world today, we find many reasons to consider such a fear perfectly rational. Since 9/11, there have been over 40,000 separate terror attacks committed by Muslims all over the globe, against Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Baha’is, Yazidis, and even Muslims who are of a different sect, or of the right sect, but deemed insufficiently devout. It is not irrational to fear a faith whose “Perfect Man” boasted in one hadith that “I have been made victorious through terror,” and in another that “War is deceit.” This “Model of Conduct” (uswa hasana) also took part in the slaughter of 600-900 bound prisoners of the Banu Qurayza, a Jewish tribe in Mecca. He took part in the slaughter, too, of the inoffensive Jewish farmers of the Khaybar oasis, claiming as part of his plunder the Jewish girl Saafiya, after her father, brother, and husband had been murdered by Muhammad’s fighters. When Muslims of the Islamic State murdered the Yazidi men, and took their women and girls as sex slaves, they were following the example of the “Perfect Man.” Is it “irrational” to fear a faith that presents Muhammad as a model – the “Perfect Man” — to emulate? Are we “irrational” when we fear a faith that animates such violent groups as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al-Shebab, Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Sahaba, and dozens more? Is it irrational to be alarmed by the “No-Go” neighborhoods in Europe, where Muslims make life difficult and dangerous for non-Muslims, including even firemen and policemen? These fears are not irrational but sensible. Yet anyone who expresses misgivings about the effect of a growing Muslim presence in Europe is immediately described as “Islamophobic” and both “extreme far-right” and “racist” (though Islam is not a race) for good measure.

Democrats pushed back, saying that the US government was capable of simultaneously tracking and exposing both bigotries. Notably, Jewish Democrats on the committee were among the first to speak in the bill’s defense, a showing that underscored their argument that an Islamophobia monitor would complement and not undercut the antisemitism monitor.

These Jewish Democrats persist in believing, or claiming to believe, that “Islamophobia” is something more than a means to shut down all criticism, no matter how justified, of Islam. They are willing to do this, it seems, in order to virtue-signal something along the idiotic lines of “we who know full well the evils of antisemitism must stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters in their times of peril.” Nauseating.

There is no comparison to be made between the oldest hatred, antisemitism, that Jews have endured in the Christian world for two thousand years, and for 1400 years in the Islamic one. Antisemitism was responsible, within living memory, for the murders of six million Jews, and “Islamophobia,” a word that has appeared only within the last few decades, in order to silence all criticism of Islam and of Muslims, no matter how sober and thoughtful and fact-based that criticism may be.

In the Western world, wherever large numbers of Muslim migrants have settled in recent decades, the result of that sudden influx has been to create a situation that for the indigenous non-Muslims, and for other, non-Muslim, immigrants, is more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous than would be the case without that large-scale Muslim presence.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who is Jewish, noted the pivotal role a letter from George Washington to a community of Jews in Rhode Island played in making the United States a safe haven for Jews.

“And so, religious freedom was born in my home state in Touro Synagogue in those words from the first president of the United States,” Cicilline said. “And so we should be very proud of that tradition, and making sure that no one suffers discrimination, because of their religious tradition, is central to that. This is not about ‘pick one,’ we should of course condemn and have condemned and will continue to condemn antisemitism and the rise of it.”

The word “Islamophobic” – let’s keep repeating — is not used mainly to describe those who “discriminate against Muslims,” for there are so few cases of those, but, rather, employed to malign those non-Muslims who actually study Islam. When these report their findings on the texts and teachings of Islam, they are called “Islamophobes.” When they adduce the historical evidence, from 1400 years of Muslim conquests of many lands and many peoples, of the mistreatment suffered by those many peoples, they are called “Islamophobes.” When they report that upon being conquered, non-Muslims were offered by the victorious Muslims only three choices: death, or immediate conversion to Islam, or acceptance of the permanent status of the dhimmi, subject to many political, economic, and social disabilities, including the payment of the onerous jizyah, a tax imposed on non-Muslims to buy “protection” from the Muslims themselves, they are again called….”Islamophobes.”

The bill’s defenders cited ongoing persecution of Muslims in China, Myanmar, India and elsewhere as an impetus. The monitor position, like the one that tracks antisemitism. worldwide, would have no enforcement mechanism. It would be designated only to monitor bigotry overseas, not domestically.

Of all the examples of “Islamophobia” that are adduced by Ilhan Omar and her fellows, the only one that really qualifies is the Chinese policy of herding Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang into re-education camps, confiscating Qur’ans that are not the officially approved versions distributed by the Chinese government, closing many mosques, outlawing “religious” beards and Muslim first names..

Whether it is the atrocities being committed against the Uyghurs in China and the Rohingya in Burma, the crackdowns on Muslim populations in India and Sri Lanka, the scapegoating of Muslim refugees and other Muslims in Hungary and Poland, the acts of white supremacist violence targeting Muslims in New Zealand and Canada, or the targeting of minority Muslim communities in Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan, Bahrain, and Iran — the problem of Islamophobia is global in scope,” Omar said Friday in praising the advance of the bill.

Other Jewish Democrats speaking in defense of the bill included Ted Deutch of Florida, Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, and Andy Levin of Michigan.

But Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, argued that a monitor for Islamophobia would undercut the work of the antisemitism monitor.

To suggest that Islamophobia is on par with antisemitism is to dramatically understate and even trivialize the historic and pervasive nature that makes antisemitism such a difficult problem to overcome,” said Chabot. “We should avoid such a dangerous false equivalency at all cost as it could be used by some extremists to actually justify further antisemitic activity.”

Cicilline said “no one is suggesting equivalence.”

But that’s exactly what Ilhan Omar is suggesting. She wants a bill to monitor “Islamophobia” that will track the language setting up the government’s “antisemitism” monitor. She wants to convince us that “Islamophobia” is equally virulent, irrational, and dangerous as antisemitism.

Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, a Jewish Republican, focused less on the bill’s content and more on its author, Omar, who has faced criticism from fellow Democrats as well as Republicans for remarks seen as antisemitic.

My colleague who introduces today’s resolution has made a number of statements deeply offensive, has taken a number of foreign policy positions that many on this committee and in Congress and in our country have issue with,” Zeldin said. “And when the statements were specifically targeting people who are Jewish, our nation’s great ally in Israel.”

He also said the bill too broadly defined Islamophobia. The bill’s authors, Omar and Schakowsky, used the 2003 law that established an antisemitism monitor as a template.

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Florida, said he feared the Biden administration would use the bill to attack Americans.

“That’s the whole point of this,” Mast said. “Let’s create an office of attack for people speaking about their concerns.”

The critics of Ilhan Omar note that she has made many remarks deemed antisemitic, including her claim that Jews “buy” pro-Israel votes in Congress – “It’s all about the benjamins, baby.” She has supported BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction), that attempts to delegitimize and thereby weaken the Jewish state. She has denounced Israel as an “apartheid” regime. She has accused Israel of deliberately killing civilians in Gaza.

None of that matters. The bill setting up an “Islamophobia” monitor will pass – no Democrats want to be perceived as soft on “haters.” The Republicans are talking sense, but the Democrats have the votes. One more defeat for common sense. One more victory for the nonsense and lies to protect Islam that the Western world seems determined to believe.

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The Enemy of the Truth is the Myth

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Arthur Conan Doyle


An Office of Strategic Studies (now the CIA) report titled “A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler: His Life and LegendWalter C. Langer stated:

His [Hitler’s] primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.

Does this sound familiar? Are these rules used by politicians at every level in America today? Is truth being replaced by big lies or by myths?

Truth is now at risk in the world.

Truth is the bedrock of any moral culture and healthy society. Without truth there is no justice. Telling the truth is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals, families, workers, leaders, law enforcement officers, members of the military, judges, juries, journalists, artists, doctors, nurses, scientists and of course the politicians.

English writer Al David wrote, One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” While this may be true it is also true that every myth is the mortal enemy of truth.

As John Fitzgerald Kennedy said the enemy of truth is the myth.

QUESTION: What myths are now driving the world and now our nation?

Truths and Myths

We have compiled a list of myths that have taken root in the world and many of these myths have come across the porous borders of America to destroy the truth.

The following are some of the myths we have seen over our lifetime:

  1. The world is going to end because of climate change (a.k.a. global warming, global cooling, the weather).
  2. Government is God (i.e. government is the only means to make you happy, healthy and wise).
  3. Communism is better than capitalism (e.g. central control of the means of production is better than an individual’s right to purse his or her happiness)
  4. Guns, not people, murder (e.g. the instrument used to murder another is the real culprit, not the individual using that instrument to commit murder).
  5. There is no God (see #2 above). No further explanation needed.
  6. Going into debt is good (e.g. nations indebting their citizens is needed in order to care for its citizens).
  7. Human beings evolved from apes (i.e. you are evolved from gorillas, bonobos, orangutans, etc.).
  8. Humans use only 10% of their brains.
  9. Intelligent Quotient (IQ) testing is racist (e.g. testing a person’s intelligence is harmful and hurtful especially for minorities).
  10. A mother killing her unborn child is a woman and only a woman’s choice (i.e. my body my choice).
  11. Islam is the religion of peace and if you imply otherwise you are Islamophobic (e.g. shouting Allah Akbar in a crowded theatre is okay).
  12. If you believe that gender is binary (male and female) and your believe marriage is between one man and one woman your are homophobic (e.g. J.K. Rawlings)
  13. Government can spend its way out of debt.
  14. Politicians have your best interests at heart.
  15. Men continue to oppress women and must be stopped at all cost (i.e. the feminist movement vs the alpha male).
  16. Government can provide you with everything if you just let it (e.g. Karl Marx).
  17. The police are evil and must be defunded.
  18. Black lives matter more than any other lives.
  19. Peaceful demonstrations include looting, burning down buildings and attacking innocent individuals randomly.
  20. You don’t need identification in order to vote (i.e. voter ID)
  21. You can vote in any country even if you are not a legal citizen of that country.
  22. Eliminating a country’s borders is a good thing.
  23. Social justice trumps equal justice under the law.
  24. If you are born white you are a supremacist.
  25. If you believe in one all powerful God then you are an enemy of the state.
  26. What you read on the internet, watch on the news and read in your local newspaper is the truth.
  27. The Torah and Bible are filled with lies that have become the opiate of the people.
  28. Finally, there is no need for any Jude’s Christian God but it’s okay to follow Mohammed.

Myths are now driving global public policies. Those who stand against these myths, like parents questioning what their children are taught in public schools, are now considered domestic terrorists by various governments.

Truth is absolute. The truth will set you free. Tyrants fear the truth. The truth is the greatest enemy of the state.

Myths are the preferred tools of the dictator (e.g. Hitler and the Jews). Hitler and the Nazi Party understood that, “Repeating a lie often enough and it eventually becomes the truth.”

History has proven that telling a myth often enough eventually makes the people believe that the myth is the truth.

The more “persistent, persuasive and unrealistic” the myth the better for the tyrants, the worse for the people of the world.

As Elvis Presley said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

If you have more myths that you wish to share please add them in the comment section below and we will update this column.

Thanks for reading and sharing this column.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

Crime and No Punishment

In the classic sitcom from the 1960s, “Get Smart,” the bad guys were from an organization called “Chaos.” The good guys, led by Maxwell Smart, were called “Control.”

Today, chaos is often prevailing over control. Only this isn’t a comedy, and the results are tragic.

We are experiencing a crime wave seldom seen in previous times in America.

Murders are up. ABC News notes:

“At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021—and there’s still three weeks to go in the year.” One police captain said it’s “worse than a war zone around here lately.”

But homicide isn’t the only crime that is way up. On “Black Friday,” when stores are supposed to have such strong sales because of Christmas (putting them in the black), many businesses were instead hit with a rash of smash-and-grab robberies across the country. Home Depots, Nordstrom’s, Best Buys, Foot Lockers and others have been hit in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

NBCChicago.com (11/27/21) reports,

“Police are alerting businesses in Chicago to recent thefts of purses at retail shops….The thieves flee in vehicles, most of which were reported stolen.”

Fox32 of Chicago reports on a robbery over this past weekend, in which luxury jewelry items were stolen. Yet Mayor Lori Lightfoot apparently blames the companies hit. She recently said,

“I’m disappointed that they are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority.”

In early December, thousands of dollars’ worth of toys and other goods for Christmas were gathered by a non-profit in Chicago to help the underprivileged—and were stolen under cover of night.

When California Governor Gavin Newsom was on “The View,” Joy Behar, no friend of conservatives, told him,

“Critics in law enforcement blame this on your lax bail and theft policies emboldening criminals.”

Newsom responded that the crimes like this are just as bad in Texas as they are in California, only Fox News won’t show that. The claim is misleading at best.

What’s going on? An incessant call for defunding the police is taking its toll. Meanwhile, we have crime with no punishment. Leftist prosecutors, district attorneys, and judges are letting many criminals go with a slap on the wrist, if that. Recently a career criminal who tried to run over his wife with a car in Wisconsin was released on a mere $1000 bail—only to purposely drive into a Christmas parade two days later killing six and injuring 62.

Some of those magistrates (including the prosecutor who let the parade killer out) have been elected with money pouring in from George Soros, an atheist who wants to see America (his adopted country) brought down several pegs.

I interviewed Rabbi Daniel Lapin, founder of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians, for our D. James Kennedy Ministries television special on Soros.

The rabbi told our viewers, “There’s no question that Soros money and Soros-inspired money is flowing into the crowds busy smashing plate glass windows in the cities of Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and in cities everywhere else around the country.”

As Tucker Carlson of Fox News has pointed out, as quoted in Newsweek:

“[Soros’] latest area of focus is criminal justice. From Texas to Philadelphia [and] the state of Virginia, Soros has reportedly spent millions of dollars backing candidates for District Attorney, for prosecutor. Once elected, these candidates…have ended cash bail, treated felonies like misdemeanors, and sometimes ignored some crimes entirely.”

Rabbi Lapin adds,

“Does he want chaos in the streets? Absolutely, that has always been the dream of the revolutionaries. It’s always been the fervent desire of those who understand that in order to rebuild society, you first of all have to destroy what is.”

The founders of America were very concerned about order in society.

What’s happening in America today with our crime wave is bad anthropology run amok. Biblical anthropology asserts that man is sinful and crimes need to be punished. Bad anthropology, like that espoused by Marxists, asserts that man is basically good—but that it’s society or structures that are bad and need to be torn down. Instead, the theory goes, we will rebuild these structures to be more just, affirming the goodness of man. We see the results now being carried out by coddled criminals on the streets.

What horrors Marxism has unleashed on planet earth. Yet it continues to exert its demonic influence. These magistrates, many funded by the George Soros the Marxist, are among the latest examples.

And we all suffer—especially the poorest among us—who lack stronger security measures.

The founders of America showed a better way to live in a controlled society, with liberty under the rule of law. How much better that is than the chaos that so many leftist elitists try to unleash on the rest of us.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

MEDICARE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: ‘Everyone 18+ should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot’

I just received the following message titled “Get your COVID-19 vaccine booster shot” from Medicare.gov:

Even if you’re fully vaccinated for COVID-19, it’s still important to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster shotA booster shot increases the strength of your antibody response, so when the COVID-19 virus mutates, a boost makes it more likely that your antibodies can protect you against variants, like Omicron and Delta.

Medicare covers a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at no cost to you. If you’re fully vaccinated, you can get a booster from the same COVID-19 vaccine that you originally got, or choose a different one.

  • If you got a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you can get a booster shot at least 6 months after you complete your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series.
  • If you got a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, you can get a booster shot at least 2 months after you got your first shot.

Find a Booster

Don’t delay  go to Vaccines.gov to find COVID-19 vaccines and boosters near you.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team

The federal government is all in on getting jabbed. They can’t allow anyone to disobey them. They use fear to promote panic, which leads to this newest form of medical tyranny.

John F. Kenney said, “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

Getting jabbed is not only a deliberate, contrived and dishonest lie. It is a myth that the Biden administration keeps pushing upon the American people in a persistent, persuasive and unrealistic way. Don’t fall for it. It’s your body and your choice on whether to get jabbed or not get jabbed.

Healthcare is between a patients and his or her doctor. The federal government cannot mandate healthcare.

Just in time for Christmas. Go figure.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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