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Robert Barnes Explains WW1 and the Rise of Adolf Hitler

The Genocide Called World War I

The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes

Steve Sailer’s article posted on LRC, “Carroll Quigley’s Conspiracy Theory: The Milner Group,” is an excellent summary of the important influence in world history played by the imperialist Cecil Rhodes and his Anglosphere heirs. In the Preface to his book, The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden, Quigley noted:

I have been told that the story I relate here would be better left untold, since it would provide ammunition for the enemies of what I admire. I do not share this view. The last thing I should wish is that anything I write could be used by the Anglophobes and isolationists of the Chicago Tribune. But I feel that the truth has a right to be told, and once told, can be an injury to no men of good will. Only by a knowledge of the errors of the past is it possible to correct the tactics of the future.

Although his book was written in 1949 it was not published until after his death in 1981. Ironically Quigley was correct concerning the contents of his expose’. As Murray N. Rothbard pointed out in his semi-autobiographical masterwork, The Betrayal of the American Right, the Midwestern voice of Old Right non-interventionism, Colonel Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune, published a contemporaneous series of hard-hitting muckraking articles in 1951 attacking what Rothbard described as “the Wall Street-Anglophile Establishment”: “Rhodes’ Goal: Return U.S. to British Empire,” “Rhodes Ideals Slant State Department Policies,” “Rhodes’ Wards Hawk Global Scheme in U.S.,” “Rhodes Grads Influential in Eastern Press — Aid British, Global Propaganda,” “Even Congress Not Immune to Rhodes’ Ideas,” and “OWI Propaganda Linked to Rhodes Men.” Here are my reflections concerning Carroll Quigley’s later seminal volume, Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. Quigley was the author of two other books, The Evolution of Civilizations: An introduction to Historical Analysis; and Weapon Systems and Political Stability: A History.

Hitler Was a Communist in Early 1919

National Socialism and the Occult

6:00 am on July 25, 2024

Secret Service To Trump: ‘Wanna Be Safe? Stop Holding Rallies!’

12:41 pm on July 24, 2024

Is Dick Cheney the Mastermind of the Deep State Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump?

Mark Groubert of America’s Untold Stories today named former Vice President Dick Cheney as the mastermind behind the Donald Trump assassination attempt, much as many presidential historians, distinguished political analysts, political insiders, and JFK assassination researchers have asserted that on November 22, 1963, an insidious coup d’état by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and the highest echelons of the National Security State was accomplished with the brutal murder of President John F. Kennedy.

Since 9/11 Dick Cheney has maintained an extensive, long-standing intimately personal relationship with the now discredited and resigned US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle since she was involved in the evacuation of Cheney during the September 11 attacks. She later served on Joe Biden’s protective detail during the Obama administration, when she was assigned to the Vice Presidential Protective Division.

Cheney’s vitriolic, seething hatred of Trump has been publicly evident for some time –

“In our nation’s 236-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” said Cheney, who served as vice-president for two terms under George W Bush.

Cheney said: “He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him.

“He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election, and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down I think most Republicans know it.”

Dick Cheney and his evil daughter Liz, the former congresswoman who frantically attempted to destroy Trump though the illegitimate House Committee witch hunt on the spurious/concocted January 6 insurrection. Now the Cheneys’ demented Trump Derangement Syndrome may have manifested in this assassination attempt.

It definitely is a matter worthy of extensive and through investigation and analysis.

 

10:52 pm on July 23, 2024

German Politician Denied US Entry Over A MEME? With Guest Christopher Kofner.

12:36 pm on July 23, 2024

Presto Chango “Democracy”

Webster’s defines “presto chango” as “a sudden change, as though by magic.”  For example, Giggles Harris has reportedly “secured” enough delegates to be the Demo-Bolshevik party nominee for president — without receiving a single vote — not one!! — from any Democrat voter in America in a primary or any other kind of election.  Presto Chango!  Like magic!

9:47 am on July 23, 2024

Virology’s Dead End

As technology advanced throughout the 20th Century there were several attempts – using different approaches – to prove that “Viruses” existed and caused disease.

Each one failed and reached the same Dead End.

What were these different approaches and why did each one fail?

Dr Mark Bailey’s explains the fatal flaws of each different approach in his newest essay:

Virus, Bacteriophage & Single “Virus” Genomics

Dr Sam Bailey, has created a new companion video which beautifully presents Mark’s essay, HERE

Highly Recommended 

7:02 am on July 23, 2024

Have You Noticed . . .

. . . that many of the very same Leftists who hysterically demanded that every person on the planet must keep his face covered with a covid mask until Kingdom come, or until Hell freezes over, whichever comes first, are now mocking and ridiculing Trump for keeping his bloodied ear pierced by a bullet covered with a tiny piece of gauze?

6:40 pm on July 22, 2024

It’s Personal

Saw this at the first Children’s Health Defense conference. Lot of liberal Democrats get radicalized when their children are destroyed by vaccines or the trans “treatments.”

5:48 pm on July 22, 2024

Lincoln’s Plot to Assassinate Jefferson Davis and His Entire Cabinet

Forensic research has since proved this to be a true story.

3:11 pm on July 22, 2024

The Great Biden Coup?

12:37 pm on July 22, 2024

I’ve Invested in Popcorn Company Stock

Speculating that there will be a Trump/Harris debate.  Entertainment event of the year!

7:59 am on July 22, 2024

Lew, Here Is More on Revolutionary Violence and the Left During the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Earth (1937)

This famous Old Left documentary film uses footage of war and glimpses of rural Spanish life in its agitprop portrayal of the struggle of the Spanish Republican government (backed by the Soviet Union) against a rebellion by right-wing forces led by General Francisco Franco and backed by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The film was written by Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos (among others) and was narrated by Orson Welles.

The Spanish Civil War was the prequel leading up to World War II.

Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War (Annals of Communism Series), by Ronald Radosh (Editor), Mary Habeck (Editor), Grigory Sevostianov (Editor)

Spain Betrayed (libcom.org)

The Spanish Civil War has long been the stuff of legend. Thousands of brave young men from all over the Western world, most of them organized by their local Communist parties, rushed to Spain to support the democratic Republic against right-wing forces led by rebellious generals in the Spanish officer corps. The American volunteers were the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Although the Republic was eventually defeated, some observers believed that the effort to defend it was a selfless undertaking of the international Communist movement and the Soviet Union – a noble crusade against Hitler, Mussolini, and their Spanish puppet Franco. This book presents a very different view of the role of the Soviet Union in this war. Based on previously unavailable Moscow archives, it provides the first full documentation of that country’s duplicitous and self-serving activities. Documents in the book reveal that the Soviet Union not only swindled the Spanish Republic out of millions of dollars through arms deals but also sought to take over and run the Spanish economy, government, and armed forces in order to make Spain a Soviet possession, thereby effectively destroying the foundations of authentic Spanish antifascism. The documents also shed light on many other disputed episodes of the war: the timing of the Republican request for assistance from the Soviet Union; the rise and fall of the International Brigades; the internal workings of the Comintern and its influence on Spain; and much more. Authoritative and startling in the new information it offers, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in Soviet foreign policy or the Spanish Civil War.

Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War of Ideas Against the West, by Stephen Koch

From Publishers Weekly
Brimming with revelations, Koch’s astonishing and riveting expose focuses on Willi Munzenberg (c. 1888-1940), a German Communist, founding Bolshevik, Stalin henchman and director of Soviet covert propaganda operations aimed at the West’s intelligentsia. Operating out of Paris, where he lived until his murder or suicide, he ran a vast network of controlling newspapers, film companies, magazines and political groups. Munzenberg’s propaganda machine, by this account, orchestrated the worldwide campaign on behalf of convicted Italian-American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, bolstered Soviet movie director Sergey Eisenstein’s reputation in the West, infiltrated England’s Bloomsbury coterie and forged links with the infamous Cambridge spy ring of Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess and associates. Koch, who heads the writing division at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, presents persuasive evidence that Munzenberg’s apparatus funded painter Georg Grosz and movie director Erwin Piscator and manipulated a host of writers, artist, journalists, Hollywood performers and public figures, among them Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Andre Gide, Dorothy Parker, Andre Malraux, Felix Frankfurter and Bertolt Brecht. We’re shown that many of those targeted did not even suspect they had been singled out by Stalin’s operatives. Drawing on Russian archives, interviews and U.S. dossiers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Koch builds a plausible case that Munzenberg’s “anti-fascist campaign” served as a cover for a collaboration between the German and Soviet secret services–a collaboration that began years before the 1939 Nazi-Soviet Pact and helped each dictatorship wipe out its domestic enemies. This real-life spy thriller unveils a major chapter in Soviet espionage.

Review: One of the Most Important Books I Have Ever Read, by anarchteacher (me)
In Double Lives, Professor Koch meticulously details the manipulation by the Soviets’ master propagandist Willi Munzenberg of thousands of European and American progressive intellectuals in the inner-war period of the 1920s and 1930s by his vast publishing network and interlocking front organizations under the covert direction of the Communist International (Comintern) and the Soviet secret services of the NKVD and the GRU.

He particularly concentrates upon the intellectual elite that fell under Munzenberg’s sway in this cultural war against the West.

This includes such persons as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Andre’ Malraux, Andre’ Gide, Pablo Picasso, Dorothy Parker, George Grosz, Lincoln Steffens, John Dos Passos, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Dashiell Hammett and Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

This volume shatters myth after historical myth of this critical period.

Munzenberg, Koch states, “developed what may well be the leading moral illusion of the twentieth century: the notion that in the modern age the principal arena of the moral life, the true realm of good and evil, is political.”

The notion that – the ethical is the political – and that the highest form of ethical expression was “anti-fascism,” – with the Soviet Union as the publicly-identified, ideologically most dedicated opponent of fascism, thus holding the moral high ground.

This myth was actually built upon the basest of lies.

As Koch demonstrates, from the earliest days of the National Socialist regime in Germany, beginning with the Reichstag Fire less than a month after Hitler became Chancellor, a sinister covert relationship existed between Nazi secret intelligence and their Soviet counterpart.

This clandestine cooperation continued throughout the decade: Hitler’s massacre of Ernst Rohm and his S. A. leadership in the Night of the Long Knives; Stalin’s terror purge of CPSU party members, feckless intellectuals, military officers (most notably Field Marshal Tukhachevsky’s betrayal by documents forged in a Gestapo laboratory), and the murder of tens of millions of ordinary Soviet citizens, reaching its culmination in the Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of August, 1939.

Publicly the Soviet Union and their international Popular Front network (of what were secretly designated “useful idiots” or “Innocents’ Clubs”) preached “anti-fascism.”

Covertly Stalin sought accommodation, appeasement, and eventual alliance with Hitler.

Besides fascinating details dealing with the duplicitous Reichstag Fire trials, the Cambridge Five British espionage scandal, the Spanish Civil War as an international component to Stalin’s Great Terror, and finally Muzenberg’s own mysterious murder, one of the most intriguing aspects of Koch’s study involves the use of women espionage agents.

“Many of the `Muzenberg-men’ were women. The Russian writer and historian Nina Berberova writes with astringent authority about a cohort of agents or near-agents, the women whom she calls the `Ladies of the Kremlin.”

These were women who became influential figures in European and American intellectual life partly on their own, but above all through the men in their lives. The men, most often, were famous writers, `spokesmen for the West,’ Meanwhile, the consorts whom they most trusted were guided by the Soviet services.

“Leading this list were two members of the minor Russian aristocracy: the Baroness Moura Budberg, who was mistress to both Maxim Gorky and H. G. Wells, and the Princess Maria Pavlova Koudachova. Moura Budberg’s links to the Soviets were shadowy, and remained secret for decades, until they were at last exposed by the Russian historian Arkady Vaksberg in his 1997 book, The Gorky Secret. We have more certain knowledge about the Princess Koudachova, who first became secretary, later mistress, wife, and at last widow to the once enormously celebrated pacifist novelist Romain Rolland.

“Maria Pavlova Koudachova was an agent directly under Soviet secret service control. There is some questionable evidence to suggest that she was trained and assigned to Rolland’s life even before she left Russia after the Revolution. . . That she was a secret service operative, however, and one expressly planted in Rolland’s life, cannot be doubted. Babette Gross (common-law wife of Willi Munzenberg) put it to me plainly in the summer of 1989. `She was an apparatchik,’ she said flatly. `And she ran him.'” (Koch, page 28).

Koch proceeds to discuss other women deep within the Communist apparat, such as the American Ella Winter, and their distinguished men of distinction.

In Winter’s case, the men were pioneer muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens, and upon his death, Hollywood screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart, part of Hemingway’s circle immortalized in The Sun Also Rises.

Stewart was the Academy Award-winning author of The Philadelphia Story, and one of the highest-paid screenwriters of the day, notes Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley in Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s, Crown Forum, 1998. He was also one of “the most vociferous guardians of the Party line,” especially through the vexatious days of the Nazi-Soviet Pact (Billingsley, page 82).

Upon reading these various accounts a pattern soon develops.

The profiles were remarkably similar.

The men were all internationally known novelists, artists, playwrights, etc. celebrated for their independence of mind, their supposed integrity of spirit, but in actuality men who were manipulated by their muses.

The technique proved very successful in this inner war period.

There is no reason to believe that the Communist intelligence services ceased to use such agents of influence during the years of the Cold War.

“Yoko Ono, phone your office.”

6:21 am on July 22, 2024

Deja Vu All Over Again

 

12:16 am on July 22, 2024

1968 – The Year That Shaped a Generation (Outstanding Documentary Illustrating Many Turbulent Parallels to Today)

This is a documentary posted specifically for those persons not alive in the chaotic turbulent year of 1968.

In 2024 we now have the weakened incumbent president Joe Biden announcing his withdrawal from the presidential race after losing his mandate for leadership, with chronic lying and disgust surrounding him and his criminal regime and its unpopular policies of war abroad and repeated failures at home, widespread distrust in the efficacy and believability in the “fake news” legacy media, the insurgent presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. following courageously in the footsteps of his father Robert Kennedy who was assassinated in 1968 on the triumphant victorious pathway towards the nomination of his party in Chicago, the massive disruptive anti-war protests and riots expected in Chicago at the Democrat National Convention, and the tremendous outpouring of empathetic support directed to the defiant courageous Donald Trump who like RFK and MLK was targeted by the deep state for assassination.

This outstanding PBS documentary details the tumultuous impact of how events such as the Vietnamese Tet Offensive, the credibility gap between the Johnson administration’s lies and evasions on the War and growing skepticism on the part of elements of the establishment regime media expected to follow in lockstep in the fake news narrative (was Walter Cronkite an early version of Tucker Carlson in this regard?), the insurgent presidential campaigns of Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy against the incumbent Lyndon Johnson, Johnson’s shattering announcement of his refusal to seek re-election, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the rise of the counter-culture and student protests at Columbia University, the Parisian student-led revolution in France in May, the impactful wrenching assassination of Robert Kennedy, the police riot at the Chicago Democratic National convention, the massacre of protesters in Mexico City, the Prague uprising, the insurgent presidential campaign of George Wallace, and the presidential race between Republican Richard Nixon and Democrat Hubert Humphrey, made 1968 the pivotal year which shaped a generation of Americans.

It was a time when a generation rebelled and lost its innocence. From the Vietnam War to the struggle for racial equality to the birth of a counter-culture explosion, the 1960s were a decade of change, experimentation and hope that transformed an entire nation.

4:18 pm on July 21, 2024

Interesting Point about the Trump Shooting that the Biblically Informed are Talking About

He was shot at 6:11 PM.

Ephesians 6:11:  “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

 

12:00 pm on July 21, 2024

My letter to Professor Don Boudreaux re: The Case for Free Trade

To: Professor Don Boudreaux, George Mason University

From: Patrick Barron

Date: July21, 2024

 

Dear Don,

I read your latest Café Hayek post “On Making the Case for Free Trade” in which you respond to the many objections that free trade unfairly impacts those whose livelihoods were harmed by goods and services from overseas.

I have a thought experiment. Let’s assume that an inexpensive cancer preventative process of some kind is invented by someone overseas. Of course, it will destroy thousands of highly paid healthcare worker jobs almost overnight…IF ALLOWED TO BE IMPORTED OR ADOPTED BY AMERICANS. Let’s further assume that the revolutionary process is invented by someone in a country that we currently classify as a despised enemy of America, perhaps North Korea or Iran. Let’s go even further and assume that this country will not allow its citizens to purchase goods and services from America. Would we deny Americans access to this new process? I should hope not.

This may be a radical and unrealistic scenario; nevertheless, almost every day I see people waiting at bus stops in the heat, humidity, snow, and rain. I’m certain that many of these people would be able to afford cheap Chinese cars, if such cars were allowed into the US without prohibitively expensive tariffs, etc. Of course, the very fact that tariffs are required to keep cheap Chinese made cars from being purchased by Americans proves our point that these cars are preferred over American cars or cars built by people in currently friendly nations. No tariffs were required to keep out cheaply made cars from Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end to the Cold War.

Warmest Regards,

Pat

11:52 am on July 21, 2024

The Future of the Church in a Post-Christian World

This originally appeared on LRC.com on May 17, 2015.

When he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI wrote:

From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes, so will she lose many of her social privileges. In contrast to an earlier age, she will be seen much more as a voluntary society, entered only by free decision.

As a small society, she will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members. Undoubtedly she will discover new forms of ministry and will ordain to the priesthood approved Christians who pursue some profession. In many smaller congregations or in self-contained social groups, pastoral care will normally be provided in this fashion. Alongside this, the full-time ministry of the priesthood will be indispensable as formerly.

But in all of the changes at which one might guess, the Church will find her essence afresh and with full conviction in that which was always at her center: faith in the triune God, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, in the presence of the Spirit until the end of the world. In faith and prayer she will again recognize her true center and experience the sacraments again as the worship of God and not as a subject for liturgical scholarship.

The Church will be a more spiritual Church, not presuming upon a political mandate, flirting as little with the Left as with the Right. It will be hard going for the Church, for the process of crystalization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek.

The process will be all the more arduous, for sectarian narrow-mindedness as well as pompous self-will will have to be shed. One may predict that all of this will take time. The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism of the eve of the French Revolution—when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain—to the renewal of the nineteenth century.

But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church.

Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.

And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already with Gobel, but the Church of faith. She may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but she will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.

(Thanks to Catholics Against Militarism)

5:57 am on July 21, 2024

Tragically, Here Are Little Known Aspects of the Greatest Conflagration of World History Never Taught in an Academic Setting

While attentive persons are justly concerned and intimately focused upon in-depth detailed examination of the Ukraine/Russia War — the senseless, insane criminality, plunder and grift of the bipartisan War Party in Congress and the degenerate Biden regime — and their murderous Merchants of death adjuncts in the military-industrial complex, let us never forget and ignore the dire historical precedents or antecedents which led up an earlier epic global conflagration.

Hitlers Gold: The Real Story of Swiss Banks, The Bis, Dulles and The Aftermath

I taught high school students about World War II for 28 years. I have in my archive collection several dozens of films on the subject, and along with The Rape of Europa, concerning Hitler’s confiscation of European art, Hitler’s Gold is the best documentary film I have viewed in over 50 years. I only wish that the hundreds of my students I had would have had the opportunity to have seen it.

See Martin Borman: Nazi in Exile, by Paul Manning; The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, by David Talbot;  The Tainted Source: Undemocratic Origins of the European Idea, by John Laughland; and Euro-federalists Financed by US Spy Chiefs, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

I want to draw the attention of LRC readers to focus intently on the exemplary scholarly work of Antony C. Sutton. His outstanding body of research has fascinated and intrigued me since first discovering it in 1972.

Sutton was one of the 20th Century’s most prodigious and incisive scholars of how the United States and its Western European allies built the Soviet Union’s military industrial complex.  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a murderous parasitic regime responsible for the deaths of over sixty million of its own subjects by its state security forces, and over twenty seven million persons killed during the Second World War.

This later devastating conflict was enabled by the duplicitous actions of Germany’s National Socialist Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and his henchmen and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his Politburo of killers as described in Victor Suvorov’s The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start World War II.

In 1920, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises demonstrated in his path-braking article, “Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth,” that all attempts to establish socialism would not work, for reasons of informational inefficiency. Because of the absence of a market-based pricing system of profit and loss, socialism could not perform the necessary economic calculation to survive.

The Soviets turned to economic parasitism through exclusive monopolistic trade deals with western corporations, espionage, theft, and expropriation of technology from the West. It was Soviet parasitism and the sale, transfer and theft of technology from the West which built the Soviet military-industrial complex.

Virtually the same complicit and compliant corporate and financial interests who enabled Nazi Germany’s warfare state, were responsible for creating this regime of terror. The authoritative volumes by Antony C. Sutton below definitively document these activities essential to understanding the Cold War struggle between East and West.

In addition, consult the following:

  • From Major Jordan’s Diaries — Book by George Racey Jordan.
  • Red Carpet: The Connection Between the Kremlin and America’s Most Powerful Businessmen – Armand Hammer, Averell Harriman, Cyrus Eaton, David Rockefeller, Donald Kendall — Book by Joseph Finder
  • Techno-Bandits: How the Soviets Are Stealing America’s High-Tech Future — Book by Linda Melvern, David Hebditch and Nick Anning
  • Vodka Cola — Book by Charles Levinson
  • East Minus West = Zero: Russia’s Debt to the Western World 862-1962 — Book by Werner Keller

10:09 pm on July 20, 2024

Shooter Theories on Trump Assassination Attempt

The Trump assassination attempt is now a week old. Multiple theories are emerging. There is the lone gunman theory, with debate over how a 20 year-old came so close to killing Trump. Was it due to incredible levels of incompetence by the Secret Service/local police? Or was it due to malicious acts?

On the day of the shooting, CNN put up a story that an audio analyst said there was evidence of three different shooters. That same day, Mike Adams said his audio analysis indicated more than one shooter. His estimate of the range for one of the shooters matched the location of the Crooks shooter. A few days later, Chris Martenson did an audio analysis that indicates there were two shooters.

The analysis by John Cullen uses audio/video evidence to map out possible ballistics for potential shooters. His argument, which seems convincing to me, is that there were three shooters.

One is clearly the Crooks shooter. Cullen argues Crooks, if he came close to Trump, would have hit the left side of his face. The ballistic trajectory does not match the graze wound on Trump’s right ear. To me, this supports the testimony that Crooks was kicked off the high school shooting team because he was a crummy shot. This makes Crooks the patsy, placed in a position where he was taken out by a SS sniper. He did a pray and spray series of shots, causing injuries but not coming close to Trump.

A second shooter was on the water tower. Cullen argues this shooter was shooting at the SS sniper team. The ballistic trajectory of a shooter on the water tower matches video evidence from the crowd and SS sniper team. There are two eyewitnesses who claimed a water tower shooter, and a claim by one of the eyewitnesses that the SS snipers killed this shooter. These eyewitnesses were quickly cut off and ignored.

After reviewing the ballistic trajectory needed for a bullet to graze Trump’s right ear, Cullen posits a third shooter in the trees. This shooter is the one who could have shot at Trump’s head and grazed his right ear when Trump turned his head at the last moment. Given the ballistics and assuming a 308 sniper rifle, Cullen attributes the miss to the variable wind that day in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Who did the shooting? Cullen says there are a spectrum of possibilities. One is that three young men, depressed and seeing no future, decided to go out in a blaze of glory. At the other end of the spectrum is a Deep State plot like JFK in Dallas. Cullen feels it is too early to make a call on where we are on the spectrum.

This is all very preliminary. We should expect the analysis will get updated, refined, and changed. But IMHO Cullen makes much more sense than the gruel the Biden Administration is putting out.

Click here to hear John Cullen’s analysis. 

5:20 pm on July 20, 2024

Why Biden Will Run in 2024

Julie Kelly is channeling Robert Barnes’s commentary on the “retarded LBJ” Biden.

11:58 am on July 20, 2024

Robert Barnes (Deep State Tried to Kill Trump: Conspiracy Theory or Fact?)

3:25 pm on July 19, 2024

How the Secret Service Prepared . . .

. . . for the Trump Rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.

3:17 pm on July 19, 2024

“Unity” Is Only Achieved With Voluntarism, Not By The Force of Empire

“Unity” is complementary to limited government, not interventionist government and empire. An interventionist government perpetually creates victims, and no one wants to be a victim. Politicians often use the word “unity” to blunt opposition to their interventions. Wars are easier to wage when there’s “unity,” instead of mass protests. America’s biggest divisions are caused by a government that believes, and acts, as if it has no limits.

12:32 pm on July 19, 2024

The Central Issue of Campaign 2024: The Deep State

On October 4, 2015 I first raised at LRC the question of the relationship of presidential candidate Donald Trump and the deep state. I believed that this pivotal issue would become the central focus analysts should examine behind the superficial campaign rhetoric of the 2016 election. How the establishment elites viewed the Trump candidacy would be the crucial subtext to note.

I then composed an evolving series of highly critical blogs on what I believed to be that central issue in the 2016 critical alignment presidential election: the relationship between Donald Trump and the subterranean Deep State.

What would the deep state make of his candidacy?

Once the deep state’s visible adjuncts and subservient minions began their vicious assault upon him, would Trump openly declare war upon the deep state? Would he challenge, expose, and dismantle this leviathan, especially its exponential growth from 2001 under the Bush and Obama regimes?

Throughout this process I had no illusions concerning the parties involved: of the deep state itself, of Trump and his running mate Mike Pense, of Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine.

I gleefully watched as Trump destroyed forever the GOP establishment of the Bushes.

I enthusiastically cheered the divisive renting of the Democrats by the duplicitous guerrilla warfare against Bernie Sander’s candidacy revealed by WikiLeaks.

I painfully observed the self-inflicted suicide of the once noble Libertarian Party by the doofus Johnson and the Quisling Weld.

I was delightfully astonished by the abject self-abasement and destruction of the establishment mainstream regime media, with its coterie of pressitutes and parasitical shills.

I was sickened and utterly repelled by the sordid revelations of the “strategy of tension” tactics of the anti-Trump operatives by Project Veritas.

But the most amazing aspects of campaign 2016 was the energetic transformational rebirth of America First populist nationalism against all the sundry globalist elites by the Trump campaign, and emergence of the internal revolt of heroic subversive patriotic elements within the deep state itself, giving their all to stop the Clinton fascistic juggernaut.

We have come to see that the Democratic establishment/”fake news” regime media Russiagate/Spygate coup attempt thoroughly discredited.

But the deep state remains deeply entrenched.

The country has suffered through and endured the years of the treasonous fiasco of Russiagate, the two contrived Impeachment attempts, and ultimately the full prosecutorial weight of the Biden Justice Department directed in extrajudicial Lawfare against former President Trump.

The central question remains that if once again he is reelected, will concerted efforts be directed towards those complicit deep state intelligence and law enforcement operatives at the highest echelons, the complicit Big Tech top apparatchiks, engineers, programmers, responsible for callous manipulation of the electorate as demonstrated by authoritative research, and those members of the elite “fake news” mainstream media who lied, dissembled, and consciously created this seditious narrative of a coup attempt directed against the President of the United States of America?

I want to see Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Pichai Sundararajan, Rachel Maddow, and the vast plethora of other criminal culprits brought before the bar of justice and severely punished for sedition.

After the divisive, rancorous recent presidential debate, the major unmistakable truth appeared now clearly self-evident. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the only principled candidate addressing the crucial fundamental issues the American people can support with confidence and assurance to unify the nation and restore the Republic and the Rule of Law.

The abysmal, pathetic performance by the incumbent Biden, and the hesitant halting reluctance of his challenger Trump, to clearly take on the criminal, extra-Constitutional deep state which has unconditionally declared war upon him since his decision to seek the presidency in 2016, seemed to demonstrate this unmistakable fact.

But then the quixotic world-shattering “Black Swan” event occurred on Saturday, July 13. They tried to assassinate Donald Trump and we are dramatically in a whole new discordant political universe.

Will the courageous defiant Donald Trump and his running mate J D Vance we saw at the RNC Convention now truly take on this deep state leviathan? This remains the central question leading up to November and beyond.

Ever since the end of World War II, in the name of fighting the Cold War, this deep state monstrosity has been grafted covertly upon the backs of Americans, and is the primary source of the misery, devastation, and destruction of our once great and noble Republic.

The candidates of the two major parties offer nothing but the status quo – that is, a centralized welfare/warfare state with ever-increasing onerous taxation, egregious unsustainable debt, and invasive social and economic surveillance and regulation.

The deep state is beyond the Constitution. It is separate from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government that we all learned about in grade school.

The deep state has no restrictions on its extra-constitutional actions, no separation of powers, no checks and balances, no transparency or open accounting for its egregious and invasive behavior.

Because of its clandestine nature – and covert linkages to organized crime syndicates worldwide – ruthless assassinations, regime change, drug trafficking, extortion and racketeering, money laundering, cyber-crime, and corruption are not aberrations or breakdowns of the deep state, but are absolutely endemic to it.

In other words, we live in a plutocratic “Banana Republic.” We no longer live in a democratic republic. We are no longer governed by Congress or the President or the Courts, but by a corporate, financial, and military Elite that write the laws to suit themselves. It is the cloistered class of professional managerial credentialed elites of the administrative regulatory bureaucracy and covert intelligence agencies who rule us all.

The accelerated deterioration of our limited constitutional decentralized republic established by the Framers into a fascist (corporate socialist) welfare-warfare state must be reversed.

The suicidal and destructive policy of having American taxpayers subsidize the military-industrial complex so a privileged amoral elite can gain its “blood money,” therefore demanding ever-growing U.S military outlays, defense contracts, and foreign credit expansion must end.

Administration after administration, the deep state denizens of this covert netherworld have continued their machinations and black magic.

The deep state is not monolithic or homogeneous but is composed of many seemingly disparate elements or competing factions united by their systemic base criminality under the phony rubric of “national security.”

Administrations change, but the deep state endures.

Is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. the only candidate who has the principled determination, fortitude and will to challenge it and end it. Or will an invigorated Donald Trump triumphantly rise to the occasion?

RFK is challenging the despotic tyranny and regimentation of the governing elites composing the regulatory captured bureaucratic administrative state and its corrupt crony enablers, particularly in Big Pharma, the warmongers of the military industrial complex, and the invasive surveillance/intelligence deep state at the core of this infamy. He has spent most of his life engaged in this struggle against the sinister deep state forces that murdered his father Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his uncle President John F. Kennedy.

The fact that this amazing, courageous man has been so criminally marginalized and cast into the outer darkness in regards to communicating to the American people about these crucial matters is one of greatest national disgraces I have encountered in my lifetime.

The major reason I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and strongly urged family, friends and colleagues not to vote for the warlike banshee Hillary Clinton was I knew she and the Democrats were irrevocably committed to intervention and war in the Ukraine even then, and I did not want my grandson to be drafted and senselessly slaughtered in yet another useless, futile, totally unnecessary war.

That brutally harsh reality remains today and should be stressed each and every day. Do everything we can to prevent yet another generation of young men and women being sacrifices on the altars of Moloch by our necrophilous elite. Vote out every treasonous craven coward and slimy grifter whether Democrat or Republican who has supported this Ukrainian monstrosity.

11:47 am on July 19, 2024

Scientists Challenge Fundamental Precepts of Virology. Do Viruses Even Exist?

A number of pro-freedom health experts are now questioning not only the existence of COVID-19, but of viruses entirely.

This new article from LifeSiteNews shows that a growing number of scientists are looking hard at the evidence and concluding that there’s something deeply wrong with the foundational beliefs of the “Pathogenic Virus” narrative.

Here’s the start of that article:

In a June 20 interview with Tucker Carlson, Scottish television presenter and author Neil Oliver mentioned that he was “not persuaded” there was any such thing as a COVID-19 virus circulating in the population since 2019 and 2020, explaining that in his judgment, based on hospital bed and death statistics, there was “no pandemic,” but rather “a pandemic of propaganda, a pandemic of lies and a pandemic of [false PCR] testing.” 

Yet he and others may be surprised to learn that many scientists have asserted they have proof he is correct that no such SARS-CoV-2 virus even exists, and further, they argue, with compelling confidence and detailed demonstrations, that there is actually no proof viruses exist at all and that virology itself is a “pseudoscience.” 

In a 40 minute video titled “Official Evidence that Virology is a Pseudoscience,” Canadian researcher Christine Massey explains how she and others have issued Freedom of Information requests to hundreds of scientific institutions in 40 different countries “asking for any records of anyone in the world ever finding this alleged [SARS-CoV-2] virus in the bodily fluid or tissue or excrement of any people anywhere on earth by anyone ever.”  

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE 

11:22 am on July 19, 2024

In Loco Parentis

California recently passed a law that curtails parental rights in public schools. With the Orwellian name, the SAFETY Act, it is now illegal for teachers to reveal to parents if their children are claiming to be the opposite sex, opting to be called by a different name, or using various pronouns in the classroom.

California has thus effectively claimed custody of public school students over and against parents, overturning the ancient common law principle of “in loco parentis.” Instead of parents delegating authority to public school teachers, now, public school teachers are in a position of superior authority over the parents of the children they are supposed to be teaching.

If one were a groomer (which is a euphemism for child-rapist), one would certainly not want parental notification, but would rather favor giving the teacher as much power as possible, and cutting parents out of the loop. If child molesters had a public lobby, they would surely favor this legislation.

I had an interesting discussion online with a female teacher who favors the measure. When I asked her about in loco parentis, she asked me “What about abusive parents.” While it is true that there are, sadly, abusive parents (and abusive teachers, of course), there are already ways to deal with this. For example, in most states, teachers are “mandatory reporters.” In other words, if a teacher sees evidence of a student being abused, the teacher must report this to the proper authorities. There is a chain of command. It is not the teacher’s job to assume parental control. It is not the teacher’s job to investigate, but to leave investigation to those who have that authority. The teacher’s job is to teach.

My interlocutor’s reply was that in matters of sexuality, parents are “potential abusers.” In other words, parents are to be presumed guilty of abuse and denied their parental rights in matters of their children’s sexuality. Parents may have the right to know if their son fails a Spanish test, but if he is wearing falsies and make-up at school, expecting to be called “Barbara” and addressed as “she/her,” this is to be kept hidden from the parents under penalty of law. The presumption is that parents who don’t go along with this are presumptively guilty of a crime that would curtail their parental rights.

This is also a case where the meanings of words are undergoing a kind of definitional mission creep. For to a radical public school teacher, “abuse” may be defined as raising one’s children in the Christian faith. The word “safety” often has nothing to do with construction sites, hard hats, and making sure the belt on the circular saw in shop class is not frayed. “Safety” has become defined ideologically – hence the euphemistic name of this California law. It would be interesting to see how public school teachers define “abuse.”

I’m a teacher and a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) chaplain. I have taught school – as a public school substitute, parochial middle school teacher, homeschool dad, and private high school teacher (online and in person) – teaching students from pre-K to 12th grade – for 21 years. For the past seven years in CAP, I have taught a character development curriculum to young people aged 12-20. I always tell my students and their parents that parents are always welcome in my classroom. Always. And following the strict CAP protocol, I am never alone, one-on-one, out of sight, with a minor. This is for the students’ safety, my protection, and for parents’ peace of mind. There is no downside to this policy.

As a teacher in a classical Lutheran school, since we do deal with ethics and the Christian life, the topic of sexuality does come up at times. Our students and parents have a right to such topics being handled with propriety and conformity to our Christian faith in an age-appropriate manner – and never a matter of one-on-one discussion in contravention to the parental right to raise their children as they see fit. Parents have custody over their children, and are in charge. Parents delegate their God-given and natural authority to me as the teacher, not the other way around.

I believe public schools should adopt policies (if they don’t have them already) forbidding adults to ever be out of line of sight of others when speaking to minors. It seems like hardly a day goes by without reports of teachers – often women – in sexual relationships with students. There are clearly boundary issues and too much fraternization leading to dark places. Parents need to retake charge.

And, in fact, parents should always be welcome to sit in public school classrooms. I would even go further and argue that, even as many police now have mandatory body cams, so too should classrooms be monitored by audio and video, and parents should be able to log in at any point during the day to observe what is being said and done in class, and to know exactly what is being taught. Social media is laden with radical public school teachers bragging about subverting parents. Such people belong in prison. Cameras would also be an important deterrent to bullying, as well as discouraging school administrators from covering such things up. Nothing should be hidden from parents and from the taxpayers who pay for these schools.

Public school is just that: public. It is public property. Aside from bathrooms and dressing rooms, there is no expectation of privacy – and certainly not among the teachers in their discourse with students.

It’s time for teachers to relearn proper boundaries, and keep in mind that they work for the parents, not the other way around. Their students are their students – not their children. And what about abuse? Child abuse (actual abuse) – whether committed by parents or teachers – should be punished severely.

My parents entrusted me as a high school kid to the Society of Jesus religious order. I attended a Jesuit high school from 9th to 11th grade. I am happy to report that I was never abused, nor did I know of anyone who was. That said, decades later, we all learned that the Jesuit order has, for decades, been crawling with pedophiles, groomers, and predators – almost all homosexual, victimizing boys. When I looked up my school in the vast database of Jesuit offenders, I found names of teachers from just before, and just after, my time at the school. In retrospect, parents were too trusting of these men and of these institutions. And I’m afraid they may still be too trusting of public school teachers and those institutions – especially in California, where withholding critical information from parents is now the law.

Parents, if you are able, pull your children out of these situations, and reclaim your authority. Normal people need to once more control the school boards and restore the doctrine of in loco parentis.

This piece was published at the Substack Most Certainly Beane.

10:18 am on July 19, 2024

Warmax TV

I wanted to try to catch Tucker Carlson’s speech at the Republican convention last night so I turned on my Roku TV and Newsmax was there on the screen with convention coverage so I clicked on it, assuming that it could not possibly be worse than MSNBC.  Tucker had started his speech but Newsmax was not allowing its viewers to hear it.  You could faintly hear him in the background, but the two talking heads were instead interviewing the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition who made a snide, snotty, and dismissive remark about Tucker Carlson’s “antiwar” views.  He seemed to catch himself, understanding that normal people might ask, “what’s wrong with peace?”  So he mumbled something about “a strong military” instead.

9:36 am on July 19, 2024

Trump’s Economic Plan for Second Term is Promising

Peter St Onge gives his usual sharp summary of Trump’s economic plan for his second term:

  • “In short, Trump plans more of what he did first time round: Lower taxes — he’s floating 15% rates. Slashing red tape, drill baby drill, and new tariffs, especially on China — which Trump again floated as a replacement for the income tax, which would be glorious if it came to pass.
  • “He plans to end the foreign wars, including Ukraine and a theoretical war over Taiwan. And, of course, he plans to restore the border and deport 10 million plus illegals Joe Biden imported for us.
  • “Oh, and no taxes on tips.
  • “On the Fed, Trump plans to keep Jerome Powell until his term ends in early 26 — note it’s nearly impossible to remove a sitting Fed Chair before his term ends. He thinks the Fed should hold off rate cuts since inflation isn’t tamed yet, which is correct.”

 

His caveats:

  • “If voters deliver Trump a workable Congress, then he could quickly pass tax cuts and deregulation that would start taking the edge off inflation, granting that to actually wipe out inflation would take getting Javier Milei level spending cuts through Congress.
  • “The other elephant in the room is the recession. Taxes and deregulation make us rich in the long run, but it takes times for new businesses to start, existing businesses to expand, or new factories to be built.
  • “A few weeks ago I argued we may already be in recession, hidden by rising asset values by the Fed. With potentially more to come as the federal debt train runs off a cliff.
  • “So it may be too late to skip the downturn, but we have the chance to start digging out of this hole while building a strong foundation for the future.”

 

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1:33 pm on July 18, 2024

“The Black Man”

That’s what Brandon called Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, obviously forgetting his name during an interview on Black Entertainment Television (BET).

10:16 am on July 18, 2024

“Helping” American Consumers by Forcing HIGHER Prices

Trump (and J.D. Vance) and Brandon are on record as favoring protectionist tariffs, especially with regard to China.  Brandon signed a law that will impose 25-100% tariffs on steel, aluminum, semiconductors, electric vehicles (100%), batteries, solar cells, and medical products.

This will allow domestic sellers of those products to raise their prices so that everything made of steel and aluminum will be more expensive, as will computers, electric vehicles, solar power, and worst of all, medical supplies.  Get ready to start giving mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, help with their medical expenses.  This is called “populism” because it is supposedly helpful to “the people.”  In reality of course it is helpful to the greedy, rent-seeking scoundrels who bribe politicians to screw the public with tariff taxes in order to further line their own pockets. And that includes labor unions.

If tariffs are so good for “the people,” why so stingy?  Why not 1000% tariffs on ALL imports, Don and Brandon?

10:00 am on July 18, 2024