‘A Journal for Jordan’ is about God, Family and an American Soldier

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln from the Gettysburg Address given on November 19, 1863.

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I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).


Denzel Washington created something very special for Americans in his film “A Journal for Jordan.”

It is a story of faith, love, devotion, family and service to the nation. It is about a soldier. An American soldier.

This solder, like many I served with, was black. This soldier was a First Sergeant. This soldier was a patriot who was willing to give the last full measure of devotion to protect his fellow soldiers. This was a soldier who was a father. His name was Charles M. King.

His story struck me and my wife in so many ways because you see Charles’s story is not that much different than our story or the stories of many I served with over my 23-year U.S. Army career.

In a December 23rd, 2021 Department of Defense article titled “‘A Journal for Jordan’ Brings Soldier’s Story of Love, Legacy to LifeKatie Lange wrote.

When Dana Canedy gave Army 1st Sgt. Charles M. King a journal in late 2005 to write a few words of advice to their unborn son, she said she expected only a page or two from her shy, reserved fiance.

King, a nearly 20-year veteran of the force by this time, was heading off on yet another overseas deployment, his last before retirement. Canedy, who was a few months pregnant, wanted to have the words “I love you” written on a page beside King’s name, just in case something happened.

[ … ]

“The minute I opened [the journal] and started reading it, I knew it was going to be something special,” Canedy recently recalled.

Jordan was born in early 2006 while King was on deployment in Iraq. King’s commitment to his men in the field kept him from making it for the birth, but he was able to come home for two weeks to meet his 5-month-old son. While he lapped up every moment he had with the boy, King also continued writing.

“He became obsessed with this journal,” Canedy said. “He wrote 200 pages, most of it from Iraq, about the power of prayer and how to choose a wife. He made an exercise program for [Jordan]. He told him why he loved me [and] why he wanted a son.”

Read the full article.

The Bottom Line

If you want to learn the truth then this is a film that you must watch. As the saying goes truth is stranger than fiction. Mark Twain wrote in “Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World”:

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

This film is based upon the true lives of Dana Canedy, Army 1st Sgt. Charles M. King and their son Jordan.

I was most touched when Jordan insisted that he and his mother visit the grave of his father at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Jordan read from his father’s journal to a small group of family, friends and those who served with 1st Sergeant King in Iraq. Jordan read from his father’s journal that, “Love is worth fighting for.” Love of family, love of the mother, love of the father and love for the nation.

It was a poignant moment when Jordan, the son, for the first time meets his father at his grave site.

We pray for all of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in harms way as we write this review.

Denzel Washington said, “I wanted to please God” by making A Journal for Jordan. I believe he succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.

This is a film that all need to review and reflect upon.

I’m sure that U.S. Army First Sergeant Charles M. King had to have read the Gettysburg Address and understood its true meaning that all men are created equal. Please listen to Gettysburg Address:

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

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Trying to Banish Christ at Christmastime

For almost 30 years, a group called Wreaths Across America has honored America’s military dead by voluntarily placing wreaths at their graves.

But just in time for Christmas this year, a secularist legal group raised a stink about this attempt to honor the memory of America’s fallen. And they’ve also (temporarily) shut down Bible verses on military dog-tags. They did this because of their false, but popular, misreading of the First Amendment.

In an interview with  Fox News(12/14/21) Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom foundation, said that placing the wreaths is “like carpet-bombing…That looks like it’s a Christian gang sign, that you’re creating territory that is a Christian territory.”

Weinstein also issued a statement saying, “On December 18, the graves of all veterans in our country’s 155 national cemeteries and numerous other locations where American veterans are buried, will be indiscriminately decorated with Christmas wreaths by the organization Wreaths Across America. The grave sites of Christians and non-Christians alike will be adorned with this hijacked-from-paganism symbol of Christianity—circular and made of evergreen to symbolize everlasting life through Jesus Christ—whether the families of the deceased veterans like it or not.”

However, Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, told Fox News that they do have a policy of not putting a wreath on graves with a Star of David.

Weinstein’s group has also complained about a ministry that has made millions of dog tags with Bible verses on them. The Pentagon has now announced they will pull the plug on this ministry.

First Liberty Institute, which fights for religious freedom in the courts of our land and in the courts of public opinion, writes about the ministry: “Shields of Strength replica dog tags bear various symbols, emblems, and logos from each branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines) on one side and an inspirational scripture verse or reference on the other.”

But Weinstein sent a complaint to the Pentagon, which led to a cease-and-desist letter to stop the dog tags. Thankfully, First Liberty Institute has sued the Defense Department for violating First Amendment freedoms by blocking the tags.

Weinstein’s crusade against wreaths and Scripture verses on the dog tags is part of a long-standing secularist assault on the First Amendment, which has been quite successful.

They have converted the first clause in the First Amendment, which was historically understood to mean that there is to be no national denomination in America into a virtual “search and destroy mission against any sneaky vestiges of religion,” to borrow a phrase from a Christian law professor.

America’s founders did not intend to banish God or Biblical influence from the public arena.

But secularists, like Weinstein, have turned America’s religious freedom on its head. The founders gave us freedom of religion—which incorporates the views of those who don’t believe. What Weinstein and company want is freedom from religion, which grants only freedom for the unbeliever, but not the believer.

The secularists invoke Thomas Jefferson as if this were his wish. As I’ve written before, it was only by the Supreme Court distorting one of his letters in 1947 that effectively changed “no establishment of religion” to “the separation of church and state.”

But Jefferson would not agree with this wholesale attempt to purge God from America’s public life, including the military—which, by the way, has been hiring chaplains at taxpayers’ expense since before we even became a country.

In his Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written in 1777 and adopted in 1786, Jefferson said that Jesus is the reason we should honor diversity of religious opinion in this country.

He wrote, “Almighty God hath created the mind free… all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burdens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion” [emphasis added].

He went on to say, “the holy author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was his Almighty power to do.”

He is referring here to Jesus Christ, and portions of this quote are chiseled into the wall of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

This is no small point. Jesus is the reason that people in this country are free to believe or not believe, argued Jefferson in this document that has often called a forerunner to the First Amendment. It is to God, not the state, that we will all answer.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the ACLU, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and similar organizations claim to be protecting liberty. But their work is to actually destroy the precious liberties explicitly protected in the First Amendment.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty On 5 Out Of 6 Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and accomplice of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was found guilty Wednesday on five of the six counts against her.

Maxwell was found guilty of conspiring with Epstein to groom, recruit and sexually abuse underage girls, a jury found. She was found guilty on several counts of conspiring to entice minors to travel across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activity and conspiring to sex traffic minors. Maxwell was acquitted on count two, which was enticing accuser “Jane” to travel with the intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, according to the The New York Times (NYT).

The sixth count, trafficking then-minor “Carolyn,” carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, according to the NYT. The fourth count, transporting “Jane” to engage in illegal sexual activity, carries a maximum of 10 years, according to the report. The other three conspiracy counts reportedly each carry a maximum sentence of 5 years each.

Closing arguments in Maxwell’s case began Dec. 20, after a three-week trial.

Prosecutors argued “Maxwell and Epstein were a wealthy couple who used their privilege to prey on kids from struggling families,” according to CNN. “The way that they selected these girls tells you that they were targeting vulnerable kids. It is not an accident that Jane and Kate and Annie and Carolyn all came from single-mother households.”

“She was a sophisticated predator who knew exactly what she was doing,” prosecutor Alison Moe said, according to the New York Post. “When you’re with someone for 11 years, you know what they like.”

Maxwell’s defense argued the trial was a proxy trial against Epstein.

“She’s being tried here for being with Jeffrey Epstein, and maybe that was the biggest mistake of her life, but it was not a crime,” Maxwell attorney Laura Menninger reportedly argued.

Maxwell faced six federal charges in relation to allegedly grooming four girls during the 1990’s and into the 2000’s; three counts of conspiracy, sex trafficking of minors, enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts and transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Maxwell pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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THE GREAT AWAKENING: The Anti-Vaxxed Passports Revolution

There is a grassroots movement taking place globally. This movement has been named by some as “The Great Awakening.” It is a revolution against those who mandate getting vaxxed and the requirement to have a green “vaxxed passport” or similar ID to go shopping, enter a restaurant, get on an airplane or even take a walk in the streets of towns, cities, some states and even some nations.

It appears that globally we, the people, are not going to take it anymore!

Watch: The Great Awakening video posted by Amos (@Amos89862803) on Twitter:

The World Council for Health has called for an immediate stop to the Covid-19 Experimental “Vaccines.”

The World Council for Health states on its website:

We declare that Covid-19 vaccinations are dangerous and unsafe for human use. The manufacturing, distribution, administration, and promotion of these injections violate basic principles of law.

DECLARATION

The World Council for Health declares that it is time to put an end to this humanitarian crisis. Further, the Council also declares that any direct or indirect involvement in the manufacturing, distribution, administration and promotion of these injections violates basic principles of common law, constitutional law and natural justice, as well as the Nuremberg Code, the Helsinki Declaration, and other international treaties.

On December 29th, 2021 The Gateway Pundit in a column titled “CDC Withdraws Use of PCR Test for COVID and Finally Admits the Test Can Not Differentiate Between the Flu and COVID Virus” reported:

After December 31, 2021, the CDC will withdraw the emergency use authorization of the PCR test for COVID-19 testing. The CDC finally admitted the test does not differentiate between the flu and COVID virus.

Via the CDC website:

In preparation for this change, CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test. CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season.

This explains the disappearance of Flu cases in the US in 2020. It also inflated the COVID cases as Dr. Fauci and the DC elites knew would happen.

Read more.

WATCH: A moving appeal by Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Doctors for Covid Ethics, on the urgent need to END the Covid vaccination program. Pathological findings show, says Bhakdi, that in all people who receive Covid vaccination, immune cells begin to self-destruct.

Here’s a very grim White House tweet about the virus and getting vaxxed.

But Omicron has mild cold like symptoms and to date there has been one person who has died from it. This person was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot.

Why the gloom and doom?

QUESTION: Are governments at every level using the “get vaxxed or die myth” to create an atmosphere of panic and fear?

ANSWER: Yes!

We are already seeing law enforcement officers being used to harass and even arrest the unvaxxed and those without a vaxx passport. Watch what happens in New York:

If the Brooklyn, New York police are focused on arresting someone ordering food at Panera Bread, who is going after robbers, rapists, murderers and other criminals?

WATCH: On December 30th, 2021 QUEBEC, due to “Health Issues”, has declared a New Year’s CURFEW.

The Bottom Line

The Biden administration, certain states and even nations are now escalated this “War Against the Un-VAXXED.” The barcode passport isn’t about stopping the virus, its about control of the individual.

It’s obey or lose your job. It’s obey or be arrested. Now it’s obey or we will isolate you and your family for ever.

Americans are indeed facing a dark winter of persecution by Biden and his minions. Evil has come to America and it’s name is mandate.

First they came after those who voted for Trump, but I did not vote in 2016.

Then they came for those who posted on social media about Biden, but I was not on social media.

Then they came after those who held a rally in Washington, D.C. on January 6th, 2021, but I was not in Washington on January 6th.

Then they came after the unvaxxed, but I was vaxxed.

Then they came after me and there was no-one left to defend me.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Human Rights Campaign Promotes CTRL+F for Pronouns

The leading backer of the misnamed Equality Act is our archrival, the equally misnamed Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The other day they put out guidance to Americans that before sending any electronic communication you should “first do a quick ‘CTRL+F’ and search for any incorrect pronoun use” to avoid “misgendering” the recipient.

This would just be more woke nonsense from the left except for one thing: if the Equality Act becomes law “misgendering” someone might lead to a federal discrimination charge that could be ruinous to your reputation and finances. This legislation is just one step away from passing and becoming law. We’ve stopped it so far in 2021, but the HRC and powerful Democrats in Congress are determined to push it forward next year.

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Arrest of Terror Suspect Highlights Nexus of Terrorism and Immigration

On December 20, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release stating, “Bowling Green Man Arrested on Multiple Terrorism Charges.”

From the title of that press release, you would never imagine immigration was an issue in the case.

The suspect, who was arrested as a suspected terrorist, was simply identified as “Bowling Green Man.”

However, the very first sentence of the release states that the suspected terrorist, Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, holds dual citizenship in the United States and Bosnia.

This is a common ploy used by the Biden administration to downplay the link between immigration-related issues and national security.

We will examine this nexus shortly, but first, here is how that DOJ press release begins:

A federal court in Kentucky unsealed an indictment today charging a dual U.S.-Bosnian citizen with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The defendant is also charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and receiving military type training from ISIS.

According to court documents, on June 3, 2014, Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, 31, of Bowling Green, Kentucky and two co-conspirators each departed the United States for Istanbul, Turkey in order to support ISIS. All three then purchased tickets with cash to fly to Gaziantep, Turkey, a city located near the border with Syria. From there, Ramic and the two co-conspirators crossed the Syrian border to join ISIS.

As alleged, after joining ISIS, Ramic attended an ISIS training camp where he received weapons and physical training and fired an AK-47. The FBI obtained photographs of Ramic in ISIS territory which depict him wearing camouflage clothing and standing in front of a pickup truck outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and the ISIS flag. A second photograph of Ramic depicts him holding a rifle.

After joining ISIS, Ramic and his co-conspirators remained in contact with each other and discussed, among other things, Ramic’s presence in Raqqa, Syria, and his use of an anti-aircraft weapon to shoot at planes. Ramic and his co-conspirators also discussed jihad, martyrdom and fighting for ISIS. After joining ISIS, one of Ramic’s co-conspirators sent two e-mails to Western Kentucky University, stating that he had traveled to Syria to join ISIS and expressing his desire that ISIS conquer the United States.

Generally, there are only two ways for a person to hold dual citizenship in the U.S.

An alien who lawfully immigrates to the U.S. may become a naturalized citizen and may also retain his/her previous citizenship. Alternatively, a child born in the U.S. to alien citizen(s) acquires birthright citizenship and may claim the citizenship of a foreign-born parent(s), as well.

When an alien files applications for visas or immigration benefits to enable them to enter the U.S. and remain thereafter, statements concerning material facts must be truthful. Any lies could constitute immigration fraud. Immigration fraud is a very serious crime and one that, if it involves terrorism, can be punished by a jail sentence of up to 25 years and also result in stripping the alien of any lawful status, including citizenship. The relevant sections of law are: 18 U.S.C. § 1546: Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents, 18 U.S. Code § 1425: Procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully, and 18 U.S. Code § 1015.

If Ramie was born in the U.S. he could not be charged with immigration fraud. However, if he was a naturalized citizen, his applications for various visas, immigration benefits, and even U.S. citizenship must certainly be scrutinized for possible fraud — not just to punish him, but in order to remove him from the U.S. after he completes his prison sentence for terrorism-related crimes, if he is found guilty.

This is vital because, as the press release noted, he expressed a desire for ISIS to conquer the U.S.

It is in the interest of national security and public safety that he should be removed from the U.S. if the situation permits, and this protective action should be taken.

If, on the other hand, he was born in the U.S. to foreign-born parents, their immigration applications must also be scrutinized to make certain that they did not commit immigration fraud to enter the country.

However, given statements made by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and given his checkered past wherein he ordered subordinate employees to “get to yes” when adjudicating applications for visas and immigration benefits, it is extremely unlikely that efforts to investigate and identify possible immigration fraud will be undertaken by the Biden administration.

Consider my recent article, “Biden Administration Plans to Protect Immigration Fraudsters,” which includes the following:

On October 13, 2021 the Washington Times reported, EXCLUSIVE: DHS drafts plan to allow fraudsters to keep citizenship: Memo would constrain ability to pursue denaturalization cases.

Here is how that report begins:

The Homeland Security Department is circulating a draft proposal that would severely curtail its attempts to strip citizenship from people who were naturalized based on fraud.

The Washington Times saw a draft of the memo, from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the heads of the three immigration agencies. The memo says people might not apply for citizenship because they worry about losing it in the future.

“Naturalized citizens deserve finality and security in their rights as citizens,” the memo says. “Department policies should not cause a chilling effect or barriers for lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize.”

America’s borders and immigration laws are supposed to serve to protect and defend the United States and its citizens from foreign nationals who pose a threat to national security, public safety, and public health.

It would appear that Mayorkas, Biden, and Harris never got the memo — and never read the 9/11 Commission Report or the companion report, “9/11 and Terrorist Travel – Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.”

©Michael Cutler. All rights reserved.

What Does 2022 Hold in Store for our Greatest Generation of Floridians?

While many millions of Floridians and tourists from afar are celebrating the 2021 holiday season amongst family and friends, many thousands of Floridians are in lockdown terror inside of nursing home guardianships, wherein they are deprived of contacts and communications with the outside world, including their own spouses with whom scores of precious years were spent together. Floridians who bear the extreme weight of court-ordered professional guardianships alone cannot attend their own religious services ever again, rejoice in family events ever again, or even embrace their lifetime mates ever again.

Elder advocates say that this is not America; naturalized immigrants having fled to this land do not recognize her any more; military families cannot comprehend how their sacrifices were for naught in their old age; and patriotic homes grieve endlessly for their missing loved ones trapped inside of tiny rooms, like cells, without telephones, computers, envelopes and stamps, and any means of sending and receiving messages.

Families and marriages are torn asunder every day by guardians’ decisions and corresponding judicial actions. In rural Suwanee County, Richard Herring has been separated and isolated from his wife for more than four years, suffering from medical crises alone in his forbidding cell. Near Tallahassee, capital of the Sunshine State, there is no sun shining and no Christmas visits or gifts for 92-year-old Victor Lambou. For Jews in professional guardianships, there are bitter isolations, restrictions, and religious and sensory deprivations – no contact orders, no kosher foods, no Jewish holiday observances, and court-ordered cremations instead of proper Jewish funerals and burials. Jewish Wards Al Katz, Jan Garwood, Marie Winkelman, and Idelle Stern all suffered such pronounced deprivations of their rights to freely practice their religion. Bradenton Guardian Anne Ridings took Alice Yaniscavitch’s adored rosary and cherished wedding rings from her before her death alone in guardianship lockdown, as her family begged to bring Alice home from Anne’s COVID-infested forced nursing home placement for Alice.

Beloved husband Hershel Harber died alone in guardianship lockdown forcibly separated for months from his wife, who ordered an autopsy of his body marked with multiple level four bed sores open to the bone. Beloved father Dr. Dale Kewitz lost his life to gangrene in a Manatee County guardianship, with photographs recording Dale’s excruciating last months of his life.

While it takes but moments for a probate court – completely unfamiliar with a potential Ward – to overturn a productive lifetime of achievements and familial relationships, it would take the rest of a lifetime to recover from the emotional traumas, medical neglect, and financial excesses and exploitations inherent in masses of Florida’s thousands of guardianships proliferating from coast to coast at the expense of human dignity and success.

Is this America? Is this the New Year 2022 for our truly “Greatest Generation” whose lives, loves, and limbs were lost to preserve our human rights to freely practice our religions and to protect the integrity of the American family? Let us pray for forgiveness of our collective sins in letting human blood spill from bed sores and gangrene that kill and all other manifestations of needless suffering through neglect, abuse, and exploitation of our elders. Let us pray steadfastly that no Floridians know any further heinous guardianship realities blood-staining the State of Florida.

Amen.

©Beverly Newman. All rights reserved.

When all the nerds died, all the trans people appeared. Coincidence?

An American mother mourns the loss of her nerdy teenager in the transgender tsunami.


Do you know why it matters whether you use a 1.85:1 aspect ratio or a 2.39:1 aspect ratio? I don’t, because I refuse to learn. This is a long-running discussion in my marriage. My husband seems very insistent that the distinction between the two is critical. The more he insists, the less I care, and neither of us is backing down.

My husband is the definition of a nerd. Nerds will die on the hill of aspect ratios, even if it means clearing the room. We all know a nerd. We all know when we need them, and when we want to avoid them. They’re handy with fixing the Ethernet connection; not so much with jazzing up the conversation at a work party.

Married to a nerd? You’ll know. Even your sister knows the pros and cons of 1.85:1 and 2.39:1 by now. Your friends ask who’s going to come to your dinner party. Subtext: please, please God, not the husband’s friends. The husband I can cope with, but the husband and his friends are too much.

In my son’s early years, I hoped that I might have passed on some natural indifference towards aspect ratios. Maybe I would have an ally who cared as little as I did. Or even less!

But no. By the time he was a toddler, he was shaping up to be a regular clone of my husband. When the leader of the Mommy & Me class asked the kids to throw out a word for everyone else to repeat, my son didn’t say bear or rabbit. He said: “the War in Afghanistan”. Obviously my husband’s room-clearing ability was genetic. I dropped my dear child off at the elementary school, and watched the other kids run away, to avoid being trapped in an intensely detailed conversation about the latest thing he’d picked up on.

But nobody calls kids “nerds” these days. It’s a word you hear less and less. In fact, nearly a decade and a half later, my now-teenage son sits in classrooms full of kids who probably say “nerd” as much as they say “square” or “loser”. As a category, “nerd” seems to be disappearing. Are its members (once proudly split between Star Trek and Star Wars clans) being absorbed into the general population? Is there a new word I just don’t know? Or are they disappearing completely? Are we witnessing… nerdocide?

I don’t think it’s only the nerds. The same thing has happened to tomboys, too. Maybe I’m showing my age, but where are all the girls who dirt-bike? All the teenage girls I see these days look the same. Where are the girls in oil-stained overalls, talking about engine parts?

And then there’s lesbians. A recent Gallup poll gives us some (nerdy) stats on this. The number of lesbians went up, all the way through the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s… but then it hit the down slope. When I first saw this, it really didn’t make sense. We’re all getting more tolerant nowadays, right? So why the shift? I know that lesbians aren’t all tomboys (or vice versa), but it looks like they’re both heading in the same direction: south. I couldn’t help thinking it’s the same thing that’s happening to the nerds.

But LGBT identification overall is going up. Way up.

It’s not that there are more gay guys: it’s that there are more trans people, as well as categories we didn’t have until recently, like non-binary. There are even people who say they’re queer and straight, which really does make me feel old. So are these new LGBT people (even the straight queers!) actually just the nerds and the tomboys from back in the day? It feels like the two things at least might be linked.

To me, this fits. All these kiddos are obsessed with bodies. I love a good selfie, but these young people really take it to the max. All they think about is how they look. I hate that the young are blamed for this… as if my generation would do oh-so-much better in the world of PornHub and Snapchat filters. But it’s not just the vain fixation with appearance.

Nerds have nowhere to go. Nerds used to have transferable skills. One nerd was better at programming, the other at art. These skills were a sort of currency. Once they were free of the school’s grip, men like my husband went out into the world to nerd it up. They went from being the target of wedgies to the target of acquisition bids.

The nerds in my son’s generation don’t seem proud of their skills because they’re not visible.

So going back to my son. This kid had obsessive craze after obsessive craze. Thomas the Tank Engine was his universe. He knew where that train ate, slept and played: him, and all the other trains in the station. Trust me. I heard all about it. But then, he got to know so much about Thomas that he hit Peak Thomas, and suddenly lost all interest.

So then it was rollercoasters. He knew everything about them: where the biggest was, the tallest was, the fastest was. I could have used Thomas and his friends as doorstops and he wouldn’t even have noticed. He was an expert on rollercoasters. He wrote a song about roller coasters. He was going to grow up to be a roller coaster designer. He built roller coasters. He drew roller coasters (a lot of them). We’d watch videos of roller coasters. This lasted until about the age of eight, when I’d finally got my head around rollercoasters, and then it was suddenly Minecraft, and he was an expert in that, instead.

Here’s the important point: nerd is a genetic trait. My mother-in-law warned me about this on the day of my wedding. Would my husband even notice that you could read the print on his t-shirt underneath his white tuxedo shirt? No, because it wasn’t about aspect ratios. So we got him changed into a plain t-shirt. But then he put on a bright red watch, which he thought was just fine, because it wasn’t about aspect ratios. She told me: “if it’s not technical, he’s just not interested.”

Like father, like son, I learned. My son was all-or-nothing: and once he dug through every little fact to become the world’s expert, he moved on to the next thing. One day, I guessed, he’d find his own aspect ratio.

But the next thing didn’t make any sense. He suddenly decided he was trans, even though he’d never shown any sign of femininity at all. In fact, the opposite. It’s not as though I thought this was exactly like the roller coasters, or Minecraft: he was coming into puberty, and trying to make sense of his place in the world, and his new feelings about girls. It was important to him.

But I also knew my kid and knew that as soon as he was interested in something, he’d throw himself into it 100%. So I guessed the best thing to do was to let him figure it out in his own time.

Just like his father’s inability to move on to the next topic, my son was suddenly unable to stop talking about transition. But it didn’t make sense to me, because he wasn’t thinking about what came after transition. Usually, he’d know every single aspect of what something entailed, from start to finish: but with his sudden obsession with transition, he wasn’t willing to research what kind of body he’d have afterwards. It was such a weird gap, and it made it difficult to take the whole thing seriously. Why did he care so much about the process of transition, but not its result?

I kept on coming back to this point, over and over. My son seemed to be glitching. He was stuck on repeat. Normally, he’d be doing everything he could to get all the details, so no one was as expert as he was. But he didn’t want to be an expert in transgenderism in the same way that he wanted to be an expert in roller coasters or Minecraft. He couldn’t bring himself to look at the consequences of the changes he said he wanted to make to his body. It was a blind spot. He knew all about transition, but nothing about the people who’d transitioned: and he didn’t want to find out, either.

The people I’ve told about this seem to think he won’t change his mind, but I know his mind. I know how he thinks, and how his big obsessions suddenly resolve themselves away. And I can’t help but wonder how this connects to gaming. Just before he got obsessed with transition, he was always playing video games, which gave him avatars he could customize, where he could be this or that, boy or girl.

Is that what he thought he’d be doing to his body? Didn’t he realize his body didn’t come with a reset button?

I didn’t need to do much research into hormones to know just how powerful those little things can be. I’m in menopause right now, and taking HRT, but my doctor has said I can’t go beyond five years because of the medical risk. If I face that risk in only five years despite having a body which has naturally produced estrogen all my life, what happens to my son’s male body in five years? How about ten? Thirty? Surely this is the kind of thing you’d care about, if you care about the finer points of roller coaster design. It matters when roller coasters go wrong. Engineers get sued. It should matter when hormones go wrong, too. It’s like he can’t understand his own body as a machine, which it is.

I’m already sceptical about medication. My husband was once told by his doctor that his cholesterol was too high and got prescribed statins to bring it down.

But my husband hated the idea of being on medication for life, so he decided to deal with it by exercise and diet. He cut down on sugar and dairy, went jogging once, and even that made enough of a difference to bring the number down. It made me wonder how much money these big corporations are raking in from medications that just aren’t researched enough.

So when I looked into all these drugs my kid wanted to take as part of his transition, I genuinely got nauseous. I already knew about Lupron, because a friend of mine took a few doses of it for IVF. Now she has a life-long heart problem, requiring constant monitoring and medication. Apparently, 1-10% of people who take puberty blockers like Lupron get heart problems: but heart disease runs in our family, on both sides. My son is way more likely to be in that 1-10%.

I have also always fed our son hormone-free meat and dairy, so supporting the use of hormones goes against my basic health principles. It’s so hard to find any real science behind anything to do with these hormones. Why does this gap exist?

My HRT is prescribed on the basis of long-term studies: the hormones my son wanted to use seemed to be prescribed on the basis that they were available, so hey, why not? It would be one thing if my kid were suicidal, or had always had some problem with the idea of himself as a man. I know that’s a very real thing for some kids. But he seemed to think he could take estrogen just because he wanted to, and treated the whole thing like it didn’t really matter that much. The nerd-brain he got from his dad wasn’t connecting cause with effect.

I can’t tell you everything about my kid, because it’s his healthcare, and his life. But I will say this: he’s so ahead in so many ways, but so behind in others. And I can also tell you that the way he talks about transition is nothing like the way people sometimes talk about it on the news.

The trans people we hear about are nothing like my son. For them, the story is salvation. Transition rescues them from misery. For my son, it’s like some weird loop he’s stuck in, which doesn’t seem to have anything to do with sexuality, or even sex.

It took me a long time to piece this together, but here is my realization. If he grew up when I did, his sub-culture would be nerd. But nerd has gone, and so he had to find something else. That’s so tough for young men, with all the porn they’re exposed to, and all these beautiful people in adverts all around them. I wish I could get him to see that his brains matter more than his body. I guess being trans is a way to be visible, since being a nerd isn’t.

Right now, we’re trying to get him to understand the medical consequences, and hoping he shifts his attention onto the next thing. But that will be hard. There are so few places where nerds are welcomed these days.

Are we medicating the nerds away? Are we convincing them that their bodies are just like avatars they can try on, or get rid of once they get bored? After all, if he goes through with this, it might not just be hormones. It might be surgery, too. I genuinely don’t think my son gets how permanent that is. I know it sounds crazy, but I really don’t.

And what’s wrong with just being a nerd? It was good enough for Bill Gates, Charles Darwin, Steve Jobs, Mozart and Albert Einstein.

I always wanted a nerd. Nerds are smart. They earn good money. They’re safe. Or at least they used to be. I wish my son would stop talking about gender and start living! It’s making him boring. And if I want to be bored, I can talk to my husband about aspect ratios.

I am an American working professional and mother. We live on the West Coast. My son is on the autism spectrum and has become convinced that he is transgender. My belief is that much of this new identity is a rewriting of his history.

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Is it racist to say that 2+2=4?

Some educators claim that teaching the objective facts of mathematics and science is an imposition of Western imperialism.


Facts once assumed true by everyone are quickly becoming controversial. This is a trend we have all become aware of. There is, for example, increasing pressure to suggest that pregnancy can happen to women and men. People who wish to express that “all lives matter” may now choose to self-censor for fear of reprisal. You may have even heard that the American Cancer Society, well-meaning no doubt, recently called women “individuals with a cervix”.

In the latest development, it’s being suggested that we could be guilty of Western imperialism if we insist that 2+2=4.

In late 2019, Seattle Public Schools released a new draft curriculum aimed at “re-humanising” mathematics. It suggests that “Western” maths has been used to “disenfranchise people and communities of colour” by posing as “the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence.” The document goes on to ask, “Who gets to say if an answer is right?”

This draft curriculum builds on the theory of ethnomathematics — the study of intersections between maths and culture — which began in the late 1970s.

While the historical oppression of minorities should by all means be covered in school curricula, using it to dismantle the universal facts of mathematics is highly questionable. But Seattle Public Schools seem quite serious.

So did many Twitter users in the online debate that followed. Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of The New York Times’ controversial “1619 Project”, weighed into the debate, tweeting,

“I wonder if folks always talking about ‘standards’ ever stop to consider that it’s their so-called standards that are the actual problem.”

Brooklyn College professor also voiced her view that 2 + 2 = 4 “reeks of White supremacist patriarchy”. Laurie Rubel objected to “the idea that math (or data) is culturally neutral or in any way objective,” claiming that this is a myth. “I’m ready to move on with that understanding. Who’s coming with me?” she added. Several other academics from American universities and colleges went on to retweet and support her views.

It turns out that this is no isolated discussion.

A New York-based group called Abolition Science was formed in 2018. The community produces a regular podcast and describes itself as “an anti-colonial project” with a mission to “undermine the racial capitalist logics of Western Science and Math”. Their vision statement explains that they are “an abolitionist project that envisions a science and math delinked from racial capitalism, imperialism, and oppression”.

In actual fact, key concepts behind mathematics came to the West from non-Western lands. The concept of the number zero — a revolutionary concept for mathematics — has roots in Mesopotamia and India, for example. Al-jabr, or “algebra” as we call it, came to us from the Middle East.

Moreover, mathematics is embraced far beyond the West today as the basis for just about every modern advancement — from smartphones to medical research to skyscrapers.

This is important context before dismissing mathematics, as we have always understood it, as being “oppressive”.

These are ominous signs of our times. For good reason do many describe ours a “post-truth” world. Social theorist Thomas Sowell, who is himself African-American, was sharp in his analysis that “we are living in an era when sanity is controversial and insanity is just another viewpoint”.

English philosopher G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) saw the early signs of the West’s abandonment of objective truth, and in a cheeky tone, he warned:

We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening a mob with the news that grass is green.

But there is another eerie backdrop to these developments.

The phrase “two plus two equals five” was made famous by George Orwell’s dystopian classic Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). In that story, the totalitarian government that ruled Oceania brainwashed its citizens to say and believe absurd things. Under threat of torture, protagonist Winston Smith was forced to declare that two plus two equals five. This was part of the ruling Party’s push to replace “thoughtcrimes” with approved ideas known as “Newspeak”.

Could it be that in coming years, insisting that 2+2=4 will become as risky as saying that there are only two genders?

It is good to question our assumptions and challenge our biases. And yes, let’s continue to root out injustice and oppression if we encounter it. But sometimes fashion goes too far. In the all-consuming desire to critique Western civilisation, we may well end up dispensing with truth itself. That won’t help us — and it’s doubtful that sowing this kind of distrust among the next generation will bode well either.

With so much cultural upheaval that has taken place in recent years, now might be a good time to ask yourself: is 2 + 2 = 4 a hill you’re willing to die on?

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God and Ego: Trump vs. Obama

A “great man knows he is not God,” observed the great and greater G. K. Chesterton — “and the greater he is the better he knows it.” This came to mind when hearing something President Trump said recently — and brought to mind something Barack Obama said many years ago, something a bit odd.

“Our country needs a savior right now,” said Trump while preaching for Pastor Robert Jeffress at Dallas’s First Baptist Church the Sunday before last. “And our country has a savior,” he continued. “And it’s not me. It’s somebody much higher up than me. Much higher.”

Of course, such an admission doesn’t require a heck of a lot of humility. What do you have to be, after all, to not realize you’re not God?

Answer: Maybe a Barack Obama.

Consider: While running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois in 2004, Obama was interviewed by Chicago Sun-Times religion reporter Cathleen Falsani, and what he revealed was striking, indeed.

Obama spouted boilerplate leftist philoso-babble for much of the interview. One interesting point, however, was when Falsani asked him, “What is sin?” Obama’s answer?

“Being out of alignment with my values,” he said.

Now, this is a bit like asking Dr. Anthony Fauci “What is pseudo-science?” and his answering, “Being out of alignment with my pronouncements” (which would be in character). But, of course, Obama’s is not the definition of sin. Sin is that which violates God’s laws, or, to put it in more modernistic terms, that which is out of alignment with God’s “values” (which are the Truth). And one could conclude that a person defining sin as being out of alignment with his values believes he is God.

An even more bizarre answer came earlier in the interview when Falsani asked Obama whether he prayed often. “Uh, yeah, I guess I do. It’s not formal, me getting on my knees,” the ex-president replied. “I think I have an ongoing conversation with God. I think throughout the day, I’m constantly asking myself questions about what I’m doing, why am I doing it [emphasis added].”

Well, now we see why he doesn’t get on his knees.

How, after all, do you kneel before yourself?

Obviously, praying involves imploring God for aid and perhaps asking Him questions; He is the prayers’ recipient. Thus, again, Obama was instinctively putting himself in God’s place.

Yet as I wrote in 2010, do “I say that Obama thinks he is a supreme being who created the Universe? Unless it’s a universe of programs, laws, regulations, and debt, no. But I am certain…that Obama is a typical leftist: self-centered and solipsistic. He has deified himself, in the sense that he believes he is above everyone else.”

So who has the bigger ego, Trump or Obama? Some may claim that at First Baptist, 45 was speaking to (and perhaps playing to) an audience very different from 44’s. Fair enough. But for certain is that with Falsani, Obama revealed his true self as he so often would off teleprompter, just as he did when telling an audience in 2008 that people in middle America clung to “guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them….” His comments were in the nature of a Freudian slip.

As for Trump, very much the playboy, he certainly for most of his life could not be mistaken for a desert mystic, and they do say “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Yet I did sense (and I could have been wrong, of course) that he grew as a person as his presidency wore on. Given how he was assailed and maligned without reprieve, this wouldn’t be surprising. For “Pain is the megaphone God uses to get through to deaf ears,” as C.S. Lewis put it — trials and tribulations inspire us to grow.

But the deeper matter is that the self-deifying are dangerous because godlessness breeds the twin siblings of illusory human superiority and sinister superciliousness: Those who don’t look up at God with awe tend to look down on His children with ire.

That’s why any leader should ideally fit the description almost no leader does: Chesterton’s. As he put it in The Everlasting Man (1925):

Divinity is great enough to be divine; it is great enough to call itself divine. But as humanity grows greater, it grows less and less likely to do so. God is God, as the Moslems say; but a great man knows he is not God, and the greater he is the better he knows it. That is the paradox; everything that is merely approaching to that point is merely receding from it.

Of course, a prerequisite for approaching and receding from that point is understanding that the point exists in the first place.

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Joe Biden’s Big Political Flip Flop: Again Touts a ‘Federal Plan’ to Beat COVID

On December 27th, 2021 Biden said that there was “no federal solution” for the Covid pandemic. Not so fast, as we leap forward 24 hours.

Just one day after Biden’s declaring that the federal government had “no solution” in dealing with Covid, Biden does a completed political flip flop.

In a @POTUS tweet Biden touts, “We’re going to get through this by working together.”

What is going on?

We believe this flip flop is being driven by the Democrat Party’s concern of the falling approval ratings of the Biden administration and its impact on the 2022 midterm elections.

The Democrat Party is in trouble as the American people are waking up to the draconian efforts, particularly Covid mandates in Democrat Party controlled states, that they will lose seats in the U.S. Congress and with it the ability to pass legislation that furthers the Biden Build Back Better agenda.

I recently bumped into a couple at my gym. The man was wearing a Boston t-shirt. I asked him how things were going in Massachusetts. He said that his company is doing great producing vaccine passports for the government that will be used to allow people to use restaurants, go shopping or just walk the streets. I said that if any business tried that in Florida it would be fined for doing so. He responded with yeah.

The Democrats are on the wrong side in this entire Covid pandemic issue and how to deal with it. They truly believe, and even idolize, people like Fauci.

Watch: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace gushed Monday during a panel about how she is a “groupie” for White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The Bottom Line

In a Save America Foundation column published on December 8th, 2021 column titled “Where Are the Government COVID Vaccine Safety Studies?” Fred Brownbill wrote:

Yesterday I reported to you the number of adverse reaction reports filed about COVID vaccines in the U.S. has topped 900,000 and the number of deaths shortly following COVID vaccinations now exceeds 19,000, according to official government numbers.  Today, we look at what happened in the first 90 days after the government approved the Pfizer vaccine and at additional evidence that’s come in regarding the withholding of information by Pfizer before its vaccine was approved.  Both of these add urgency to the question: Has the government conducted follow-up COVID vaccine safety studies and, if not, why not?

We start with the fact the FDA wanted to hide its records about adverse reactions which occurred in the early days after the COVID vaccines were approved.  A court disagreed, and the first batch of records has been released, with more to come.  One record already released is a smoking gun.  It’s entitled “Cumulative Analysis of Post-Authorization Adverse Event Reports”.  [available here]  This document shows Pfizer received 42,000 adverse reaction reports, including 1,223 deaths in the first 90 days of vaccine use, originating from several countries.

Read the full article.

In a January 15th, 2021 U.S. State Department document titled “Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology” the Office of the Spokesperson wrote:

For more than a year, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has systematically prevented a transparent and thorough investigation of the COVID-19 pandemic’s origin, choosing instead to devote enormous resources to deceit and disinformation. Nearly two million people have died. Their families deserve to know the truth. Only through transparency can we learn what caused this pandemic and how to prevent the next one.

[ … ]

The CCP’s deadly obsession with secrecy and control comes at the expense of public health in China and around the world.

Read the full report.

Watch this testimony by Registered Nurse Collette Martin, a whistleblower exposing hospital failures and the side effects of the COVID Shot.

China lied and people died. Today people are dying and Biden is lying.

Covid is a virus that was weaponized in a military lab then transferred to Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, China.

As the U.S. State Department discovered, “The U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. This raises questions about the credibility of WIV senior researcher Shi Zhengli’s public claim that there was ‘zero infection’ among the WIV’s staff and students of SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-related viruses.”

The Biden administration is not telling we the people about the origins of Covid nor what is the actual long term health impact of getting jabbed. We the people do not know if the vaccines, and how the pill, are safe and without long-term negative health issues.

There have been some who have labeled the president as Beijing Biden. While we don’t label people we do criticize policies. It appears that Biden and his administration do not want us to know the truth behind the pandemic, the vaccines and their ability to deal with both.

Stay tuned it will get worse as we work to skin the onion on Biden’s pandemic repsonses.

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Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA): L.A. DA Gascón ‘Landing on the Side of the Criminals’

Monday on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Company, Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) called for radical Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón to resign over his handling of the rising crime in the area.

“I think the people need to make it happen,” Garcia said of Gascón’s resignation. “We have to first start by holding him accountable for his lack of accountability and charging these criminals. He’s effectively landing on the side of the criminals rather than the victims.”

That’s the Democrat way.

“We have folks who have committed murder against law enforcement officers who are now looking at an option of early parole because of Gascón,” Garcia added. “We have minors who are being charged with sexual felonies who are looking at potentially not even going through the court system because of his new what he calls the Ready Program, which is a rehabilitative program for minors.

“So, the people need to pay attention. We need to hold him accountable,” Garcia concluded. “We need all elected officials to call for his resignation and ultimately push for a recall if we need to do that, but he’s certainly not helping our county right now. The city of Los Angeles has effectively the Penguin operating like in Gotham City right now in the form of a DA, and it’s absolutely shameful. These are the policies we cannot allow to have uploaded to the federal government. This is the fight that we’re fighting, making sure that our nation doesn’t become what California has become.”


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Gascón Lays out His Philosophy & Priorities As DA

On December 7, 2020 — the day he was sworn into office as DA of Los Angeles — Gascón wrote Los Angeles police officers an open letter in which he: (a) accused them of engaging in “unconstitutional policing” practices that had “severely hindered the standing and safety of us all”; (b) announced his intent to reopen several police shooting cases that his predecessor, Jackie Lacey, had declined to prosecute; (c) articulated his support for Black Lives Matter; and (d) expressed support for diverting funds away from police departments and toward community-based health and social-service programs that could serve as alternatives to jail and prosecution.

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VIDEO: Jury is in the mRNA shots destroy your immune system – Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi

A moving appeal by Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Doctors for Covid Ethics, on the urgent need to END the Covid vaccination program. Pathological findings show, says Bhakdi, that in all people who receive Covid vaccination, immune cells begin to self-destruct.

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NEW YORK CITY: Democrat Racism on Steroids

NYPD cops will soon have to start recording the race, gender and age of every person they pull over during a vehicle stop — even cyclists. This is the poison consequence of Democrat rule.

NYPD directive to record race, gender during traffic stops sparks officer concerns

NYPD cops will soon have to start recording the race, gender and age of every person they pull over during a vehicle stop — even cyclists, The Post has learned.

From Jan. 1, officers will be required to fill out a new form that notes the demographics of the person driving the vehicle or bike, and whether any police action was taken against them, according to an internal order obtained by The Post.

The forms have to be filled out even if no law enforcement action is taken.

Sources said the additional paperwork is meant, in part, to ensure cops aren’t wrongly profiling the people they are stopping.

But an NYPD officer with more than two decades on the job said it is just a “recipe for disaster.”

“As an officer, I’m definitely going to think twice about pulling anyone over. That’s the first thing they’re going to look at how many black and Hispanic people you pulled over,” the cop said.

The officer added that some cops were already hesitant to stop people — and the additional paperwork would just deter them even more.

Cops are already calling on incoming NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell to put a stop to the new rule.

“They’re all just saying, ‘I just won’t pull anybody over.’ Why would you when everything you do is going to be scrutinized? I’m black and I don’t even want to pull anyone over at this point,” the cop said.

The new paperwork requirement for vehicle stops is reminiscent of the UF 250 form cops are required to fill out on suspects, which detected high profiling during stop-and-frisks across the Big Apple a decade ago.

The new forms are being implemented to comply with an amendment to Local Law 45 that requires the department to report precinct-level data on the number of vehicles stopped by uniformed officers.

Posters warning about the new vehicle report forms have been plastered in precincts across the city ahead of the rollout.

“We are complying with the requirements of Local Law 45 of 2021,” an NYPD spokesman said.

Furious cops are already calling on incoming NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, who takes on the top job the same day the new form is rolled out, to put a stop to it.

“If this new commissioner wants to change things, this is definitely something she has to change,” the veteran cop told The Post. “I would hope that [Mayor-elect] Eric [Adams] gets rid of that because he knows it’s just a distraction.”

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