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The photo caption says this: In this July 22, 2021 file photo, Soile Reyes, 12, of Brooklyn, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her mother Evelyn Pereira looks on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer.

I think a better caption might be: Child abuse.

3:26 pm on July 25, 2021

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Conversation with my granddaughter yesterday:

Granddaughter: I’m a girl.
Me: I’m a boy.
Granddaughter: I know.
Me: Boys can’t be girls.
Granddaughter: That’s stupid.

Millions of adults, including some prominent left-libertarians, think otherwise. How sad.

3:16 pm on July 25, 2021

Explore the Roots of the Rise of the Modern State


Watch this crucial episode, The Reformation, from the late Eugen Weber’s landmark university-level series, The Western Tradition, which deals the rise of the European centralized nation-state at the time of the Reformation. Weber’s cogent analysis is very similar to that of Martin van Creveld in his seminal and authoritative volume, The Rise and Decline of the State. Also examine these two excellent books which focus on this crucial topic in regards to the American colonies on the North American continent and their ultimately futile and unsuccessful efforts to resist the establishment of the governance model of the European centralized nation-state on their shores: The American Counter-Revolution in Favor of Liberty: How Americans Resisted Modern State, 1765–1850; and Chaining Down Leviathan: The American Dream of Self-Government 1776-1865.

5:00 pm on July 24, 2021

Lawyer Robert Barnes Debunks Kyle Rittenhouse & “Central Park Karen” Media Lies on The Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to lawyer and legal expert Robert Barnes about the Trump big tech lawsuit, how the media has spread damaging lies about his client Kyle Rittenhouse, and why everything you know about the “Central Park Karen” Amy Cooper is wrong. Robert first addresses why he has decided to represent such controversial people as the Covington kids, Alex Jones, Wesley Snipes and now Kyle Rittenhouse and Amy Cooper. Robert analyzes the Donald Trump lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg. He shares why he thinks the lawsuit could fail, but how it could end up exposing the coordination of big tech companies with state actors like Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, and Kamala Harris. He also shares some ways that section 230 could be reformed to adjust for the fact that social media is our new public square. Robert discusses his involvement in the Rittenhouse trial and why he thinks the case is so important for self defense and the second amendment. He reveals the details of Kyle Rittenhouse that the media has either lied about or ignored. He also discusses why Kyle went to Kenosha, Wisconsin after the riots started following the shooting of Jacob Blake. He discusses how important the court of public opinion is in cases like these where people are lied about in the media. Robert discusses how Amy Cooper better known as the “Central Park Karen” was smeared as a racist by the media. He shares details the media ignored like how Christian Cooper had in fact threatened and harassed other dog owners in the Central Park Ramble previously. He shares how Amy lost her job and had her life destroyed because of this incident despite an investigation dismissing all charges against her. Robert also discusses how prosecutors like Chesa Boudin in San Francisco are bringing back the worst elements of the 1960s when criminal groups like the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers were enabled by left wing politics. He discusses the dramatic rise of the NYC crime rate and what can be done to address it.

4:11 pm on July 24, 2021

JFK’s Peace Speech and Oliver Stone’s New JFK Documentary

Jacob G. Hornberger’s new article, JFK’s Peace Speech, and the above video presentation, Oliver Stone’s New JFK Documentary, are exemplary and some of his finest work.

The intrepid Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), has courageously dedicated his life to the achievement of a free society. “Bumper” has made it his singular mission to authoritatively document, expound upon, and unceasingly demonstrate in multiple venues of outreach to the attentive public how the constitutional republic and the rule of law created by the Framers has been subverted and egregiously transformed into an extraconstitutional national security state, unrestrained by first principles of justice and equity. The select amoral clique or top echelon at the helm of the national security state have advanced many spurious rationales and pretexts for its existence, and will use any means necessary to further its Machiavellian objectives and consolidate its hegemonic power.

Hornberger is one of few audacious scholars to perceive the unmistakable link between the imperial conduct of covert interventionism, assassination, and regime change abroad, and how that sinister and corrupting policy lies at the centerpiece of American tyrannical actions at home. Seminal to that understanding are the tragic events of November 22, 1963, and the murderous coup d’état performed in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC by vice president Lyndon Baines Johnson and the highest leadership of the deep state in the name of the elusive and nebulous concept of “national security.”

For over forty years, under the guidance of Carl Oglesby, Murray N. Rothbard, Peter Dale Scott, James W. Douglass, Douglas P. Horne, and Jacob G. Hornberger, I have believed that an understanding of the full implications of that coup is the Rosetta Stone to understanding subsequent world events.  It is the central mythos or Illiad defining modern American history.

12:35 pm on July 24, 2021

The CDC’s Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Have you been wondering how the liars at the CDC dare to insist that “almost all hospitalizations and deaths have been among unvaccinated people nationally”?

We know that can’t possibly be true, so no data can substantiate it. How, then, are they getting away with such whoppers? Yeah, I know: a grinning, complicit media as well as a political class that endorses every falsehood.

Still, the CDC is as fond of fallacious data as it is of the fallacies themselves. So what gives? Don McFadden explains:

Those who have been paying attention know that any PCR tests with cycles over 35 are meaningless (as even Lord Fauci has admitted). Most tests in this country are at 37 cycles or higher. Of course, the CDC is aware of the overinflated “positive” results for COVID-19 PCR tests.

In order to sustain the narrative that the injections are effective, the CDC “transitioned from monitoring all reported vaccine breakthrough cases [i.e. vaccinated people contracting COVID-19] to focus on identifying and investigating only hospitalized or fatal cases due to any cause.” [ What is unsaid on the current versions of the CDC’s pages discussing this issue, but sent to labs and health care entities, was that the PCR cycles were to not exceed 28. [ earlier version here] Therefore, to identify unvaccinated infections, 37 cycles and higher are acceptable (no symptoms necessary) but if the person has been vaccinated, the threshold must be 28 cycles or lower – and hospitalized or dead. The deck has been stacked in the narrative’s favor.

Don adds,

The above research comes from my efforts to assist New Mexico Stands Up legal challenges to medical tyranny.

1:41 pm on July 23, 2021

Your Taxes At Work 

Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves $65,000 in bonuses with federal relief money related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The money, described as “hazard pay,” included $25,000 for Jeremy Root, chairman of the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners.

The mostly rural county, between Lansing and Flint, has a population of 68,000.

Commissioners — all Republicans — last week voted to award money to county employees. It ranged from $25,000 for administrators to $2,000 for cleaning staff. All workers got at least $1,000.

Commissioners are paid $10,000 a year for their part-time job, plus a stipend for meetings. 

As if that weren’t brazen enough, catch this quote from one of the bloodsuckers:

“I think that I earned it,” Commissioner Cindy Garber said. “I work really hard at this job. I was here in-person all through this crazy year.”

Whether it’s county, municipal, state or federal, American government at every level is hopelessly corrupt. We must eradicate each layer if we ever hope to live free. Thanks to James Nellis for this latest inducement to do exactly that.

10:39 am on July 23, 2021

We Are A Solid, Even Overwhelming, Majority!

A majority of Americans oppose being forced or coerced into getting a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released this week found.

The survey asked respondents, “Do you believe taking COVID vaccines should be mandatory, or should taking the vaccine be a personal choice?”

Overall, 71.4 percent said vaccines should be a “personal choice,” 21.8 percent said they should be “mandatory,” and 6.8 percent remain unsure. …

“These numbers reveal that hundreds of millions of social media messages, a constant stream of propaganda from the press, paid TV and radio ad campaigns coast-to-coast, daily hammering from Biden Administration officials, and cajoling from influencers and celebrities on every possible communication platform are having one profound effect on the public. It’s all backfiring, ” Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, said in a statement.

“Americans have never taken kindly to being told what to do, and they are not going to start now. After being told ‘my body, my choice’ for nearly five decades by the same crowd now hypocritically pushing mandates, is it any wonder the public isn’t on board?” he added.

Thanks to Dave from Canada for this welcomed news!

10:28 am on July 23, 2021

Risky Masks

A gentleman who is a Certified Safety Professional and who holds an associate’s degree in risk management wrote the following to his school board when it forced students to diaper their faces:

Greetings, 

Please allow me to explain why my personal experience as a Cal/OSHA Safety Engineer, employee safety professional for over 20 years and expertise as evidenced by my credentials, lend credence to my opinion that masks/face coverings are not only virtually worthless to the wearer at protecting against the spread of COVID-19, but are in fact harmful to our children.

The correlation to work environments and OSHA standards are essential in understanding the flawed belief that face coverings offer any protection whatsoever.

In the employee safety world, we have what is commonly referred to as the “hierarchy of controls”.  In short, this hierarchy is used by employers and/or safety personnel to protect employees against hazards, such as COVID-19.  To determine how best to mitigate the exposure, one goes down the hierarchy beginning at the the top which is the most effective at preventing or minimizing exposure. You can look this up on your own, but when exposure can’t be eliminated, the next steps in the hierarchy are to pursue “engineering” controls, which are more effective than “administrative” controls, before finally assessing appropriate “personal protective equipment (PPE)”.  We have all, no doubt by now, heard of the term “PPE”, which can come in many forms such as gloves, boots, clothing and respiratory equipment.  In the hierarchy of controls, PPE is the method of LAST resort since all other controls have been pursued and an exposure still exists.  An N95 is approved by NIOSH as a “respirator” and requires a tight fit among other Employer requirements.

Face coverings do NOT qualify as PPE, which is the method of LAST resort.  Cal/OSHA, partnering with CDPH, affirms this as evidenced in their informational publications and videos. This video, “COVID-19 Worker Safety Message” from the CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency states, “Cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment, or P.P.E. But combined with physical distancing, they may help prevent people without symptoms from unknowingly spreading the disease.”  

While their ambiguous statement is unvalidated, I would argue that requiring children to wear face coverings or any type of masks may be interpreted as child endangerment, as defined under section 273a under the CA Penal Code.  

His letter continued with a quote of 273a and other details drawn from California’s regulations. He concludes by asking

Why aren’t other industries whose operations include exposures to hazards such as asbestos and silica allowed to substitute face coverings for their employees to use instead of respirators? 

The size of asbestos fibers and silica particulates are considerably larger than virus particles. This matters, and real answers to these questions should be demanded of the likes of Dr. Mark Ghaly, OSHA Chief Doug Parker, CDC Director Walensky and NIH Director Fauci. The droplet argument doesn’t fly for reasons that I could go on about for days as could other professionals, scientists and other non-bureaucratic doctors.  I haven’t even touched on the growing evidence of detrimental physiological effects mask use causes.

The “guidance” and recommendations have been fraught with inconsistencies from the beginning of this pandemic.  Millions of the silent voices have witnessed it daily with most going along with it for the sake of hoping it will pass.  The time for this acceptance is up.  We will no longer go along this path.

Please weigh the real benefits (lack thereof) as you move forward.  My final questions for you today are this:

How does this heartbreaking video of a girl in tears over having to wear a mask not constitute a “willful cause of a child to be placed in a situation where her health is in danger” [quote from section 273a]?  Are these not the traumatic experiences that cause a lifetime of mental health conditions such as anxiety?  Is this level of anxiety not a problem in your eyes?  Do you think she’s the only one?  Do you place your children in this situation?  Do you really think it is worth it?

This school board would no doubt laugh at ancient peoples who sacrificed their children to Baal. But how do they differ as they imperil not only their own kids but thousands of others on the altar of political expediency and power?

9:59 am on July 23, 2021

JFK — Accept Our Diverse World as It Is, by Patrick J. Buchanan

This is an amazing column on LRC today by conservative Pat Buchanan focusing upon “The Peace Speech” — JFK’s Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963. Buchanan demonstrates prudential insight and introspection in taking the core principled message of non-confrontational peaceful coexistence and mutual respect for diversity in Kennedy’s most important address of his presidency (hailed as one of the most important by any president) and applying it to the tense geopolitical conditions of today fraught with belligerence and mistrust. There are many observers who believe that it was this speech that directly led to JFK’s murder and the November 22, 1963 coup d’état by the deep state.

5:25 am on July 23, 2021

Gray State

Enemy of the State: Erik Nelson on the Paranoid Nightmare of ‘A Gray State’

The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control.

Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance — these are the new terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone is a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil.

This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance.

It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists — black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed.

Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming – by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.

12:36 am on July 23, 2021

Appropriating the Inappropriate

The things Your Intrepid Reporter learns while covering the Thieves and Sexual Assailants.

Seems the TSA posted one of its usual horrifically insensitive comments on Instagram. These paragraphs often consist of photos of a passenger’s personal property that the TSA has rifled with copy that ridicules the items.

Yep, that’s a gross invasion of privacy, but few folks ever object. Indeed, the TSA has won awards for its mockery of the public paying its bills.

So I was pleased to read a headline that I didn’t write calling the TSA on this abuse:

This is sanctioned humiliation’: TSA under fire for Instagram post about taking wigs out of bags, using AAVE in caption

So pleased was I, in fact, that I was knee-deep in the story before I noticed that abbreviation and discovered its meaning: 

AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English. Non-Black people are discouraged from using AAVE terms—like “shante” and “no tea, no shade”—because it is appropriative.

As it’s unclear whether the employee running TSA’s Instagram account is Black or not, the vocabulary choices were met with varied but generally negative reactions.

Got it? Because someone somewhere with dark skin has strung words together in a certain order, they then “belong” to everyone of his pigmentation.

Have you ever heard of any dictum more ignorant or bullying?

I’ve got news for everyone who bows to this totalitarianism: English is a white man’s language. It is “appropriative” for anyone who isn’t white—and I mean 100% pure, Anglo-Saxon, a la Chaucer and Shakespeare—to speak it, let alone isolate phrases here and there and tell me I can’t use them.

Not that I’d want to.

5:04 pm on July 22, 2021

Hypocrisy: Maskless Texas Democrat Demands Universal Masking!

12:44 pm on July 22, 2021

When You Catch the PM Lying About Klaus Schwab

Checkmate!

 

11:33 pm on July 21, 2021

Sean Hannity: Please Take Covid Seriously

Yet another reason why I have never taken Sean Hannity seriously. Hey Sean, take headaches seriously. Take colds seriously. Take slips and falls seriously. Take crossing the street seriously. Take driving a car seriously. Covid is the last thing that I am going to take seriously.

7:51 pm on July 21, 2021

Down Under Goes Silent

Corvus sends this story about Australia’s totalitarianism

Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant told reporters on Tuesday that Australians shouldn’t engage in conversations, even if both parties were wearing masks, and regardless of vaccination status.

“Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately, this is not the time to do that,” Chant said. 

He then observes,

Take note she is not taking her own advice to put a cork in it, which would be my first request, were I in her presence. Silence for thee, but not for me, eh?

We can only anticipate the next diktat, which may well be to avoid speaking by telephone. You never know, “The Virus” might seep through the telephone wires…

Too bad Aussies permitted politicians to disarm them and can’t combat the COVIDiots.

Meanwhile, Corvus sees this cruelty as

More evidence that the cult of face effacement has nothing to do with preventing the transmission of disease, and everything to do with preventing the transmission of ideas.

3:08 pm on July 21, 2021

Fauci In The Hot Seat: Did He Lie To Congress?

1:42 pm on July 21, 2021

Fats Waller: This Joint Is Jumping’


An online time capsule featuring one of the most phenomenal musical talents of the 20th Century, the sui generis Fats Waller.

9:32 am on July 21, 2021

Now THAT’S Entertainment

Washington Post “columnist” Kate Cohen claims to have become incensed after watching a TV show in which a woman decided to have her baby instead of aborting (i.e., butchering alive) the child.  She immediately wrote a column arguing for the TV industry to portray more married women having abortions (and not just pregnant teenagers).  That will “normalize” the practice and make it more acceptable and more pervasive, she says.   And it’s good for “climate change” to boot, as every good commie environmentalist like Bill Gates would agree.  Cohen called abortion an essential part of every woman’s “tool kit.”

8:05 am on July 21, 2021

The Panic Pandemic

The Panic Pandemic, by John Tierney

Fearmongering from journalists, scientists, and politicians did more harm than the virus.

2:00 am on July 21, 2021

Rand Paul: Tony Fauci Can Call Me a Liar, But There’s No Doubt His NIH Funded Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan (7.20.21)

Fauci in 2012: gain-of-function research “worth it” even if it causes a pandemic. NIH 2020: $40 billion in research, 0.4% directed to COVID (which shows from their perspective that they really don’t care about COVID except using it to gain more power).

1:54 am on July 21, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: Left’s Lesson from Hillary’s 2016 Loss Was, “Censorship is for the Public Good”

Objectively, there is no brand of statism (Robert Bork to Joe Biden) that is comfortable with free speech.

1:49 am on July 21, 2021

The Egregious Myth of American Nationality


The “United States of America” was never a consolidated unitary nation but was from the beginning, from colonial times, a disparate collection of ethnocultural and ethnoreligious peoples of different beliefs, backgrounds, and values. The Framers recognized this. The US Constitution created a decentralized federal republic of independent sovereign states who delegated explicit powers to the general government, reserving the bulk of their powers to the states and local governments. Their intention was never to create a ubiquitous European-style centralized nation-state, a leviathan with unrestrained tyrannical reach and power. There are many excellent books which outline this. Here are three: Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America; The American Counter-Revolution in Favor of Liberty: How Americans Resisted Modern State, 1765–1850; and Chaining Down Leviathan: The American Dream of Self-Government 1776-1865.

4:35 pm on July 20, 2021

My Father Was a Carpetbagger


I want to strongly urge everyone watch a fascinating brief documentary, Operation Carpetbagger: B-24s drop agents and supplies into occupied Europe in WW2, concerning a virtually unknown aspect of World War II history.

It details the background activities of a vital secret effort of the Allies in aiding the underground resistance movements throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Specially modified B-24 bombers to 40-50 high risk missions on moonlit nights over occupied Europe, dropping agents and supplies to 300,000 Resistance members. The operation was run by the O.S.S. “Carpetbagger” group out of an airfield at Harrington, England. You’ll see B-24 operations as well as a detailed look at the huge, well camouflaged supply facility at nearby Holme. Highlights include O.S.S mission planning and flight operations briefing sessions and a very detailed account of how different kinds of supplies were packed in custom containers and loaded onto B-24s for parachute drop.

My Dad, Eden C. Burris, was part of this valiant effort until his B-24D crew was shot down and crashed on the night of March 3/4, 1944 at 23.10 hours North of the village of Humbercourt (Somme), France at a place called “Les Emonts.”

There is a monument plaque at Humbercourt commemorating this event erected on May 8, 2000 (the 55th anniversary of V-E Day) by the French. The plaque reads: “A La Memorire Des Lieutenants Aviateurs Americans Lonnie Hammond Jr. Et William D. Rees, Tombes A Humbercourt Le 3 Mars 1944, Au Cours D’Une Mission De Parachutage De Materiel Au Marquis,” honoring the two crew members who died during that mission parachuting materiel to the Marquis resistance. I have pictures of this dedication ceremony, the monument, and of the crash site as it appears today.

This documentary program is excellently produced and presents a broad overview of the Carpetbagger operation.

For more details on the Carpetbaggers (and what happened to my Dad’s crew) please consult Ben Parnell, Carpetbaggers: America’s Secret War in Europe – A Story of the World War II Carpetbaggers 801st/492d Bombardment Group (H) U. S. Army, Eighth Air Force.

From page 191 of the above book:

Lt. Wade A Carpenter and crew crashed in B-24D 42-63789 on the night of March 3/4, 1944, at Humbercourt (Somme) after being hit by flak while flying at a low altitude. Burris (radio) was seriously wounded in the airplane by a flak burst prior to the crash. Dudley (tail gunner) bailed out at very low altitude and landed safely. The shock of the crash was brutal. Carpenter (pilot), Herdman (waist gunner), and Nesbitt (flying a buddy mission) were not injured. Eshleman (copilot) was wounded in the neck, Burris lost his left eye, and Johnson (engineer) suffered a broken ankle during the crash. Hammond (navigator) was killed in the crash, and Rees (bombardier) was trapped under heavy metal in the airplane with both legs crushed.

Carpenter and Eshleman walked to the village at the bottom of the hill to get help. Dr. Jacquemelle was summoned from a nearby village, Lucheux, and after some time arrived to render all possible aid to the injured. However, they could not get Rees out of the wreckage. Part of the airplane had to be cut away before he was finally pulled out. Rees and five of the crew were taken to a farm in the village of Humbercourt for care.

All eight of the fliers were taken by the Germans about noon on March 4. Hammond was buried on March 5 in the cemetery at Meharicourt. Rees was transferred to the hospital at Amiens, where both legs were amputated on March 5. Unfortunately, he was not able to take the shock and died the same day. Johnson and Burris were also hospitalized for their injuries. Carpenter, Eshleman, Nesbitt, and Herdman were taken to POW camps in Germany. Dudly managed to evade capture for a while with the help of the Bordeau-Loupiac escape network before being taken by the Germans.

Upon capture by the Germans my father was imprisoned for 18 months in three POW camps in East Prussia: Stalag Luft VI, Stalag Luft IV, and Stalag Luft I, until liberated by Soviet troops of the Red Army on May 1, 1945. I clearly remember in 1963 going to see the movie, The Great Escape, with Steve McQueen, and my Dad pointing out the intricate details of how the POW camp layout conformed with the actual camps where he was imprisoned.

I have all the primary document materials such as military correspondence records, telegrams, letters, and newspaper accounts of his capture describing his status first as MIA then as a POW, all the censored communications and letters he wrote to my mother, his German POW camp personnel file, as well as detailed maps and descriptions of the various camps he later obtained. My parents were quite the archivists, which is especially gratifying for their history teacher son.

My father was in personal correspondence with author Ben Parnell as well as with persons in France responsible for the monument plaque who knew precise first-hand details of what happened that night so many decades ago. Several of them who aided the crew that night were still living when it was dedicated.

They had not forgotten what happened there and why.

In 2004 my father died and was buried on March 4, exactly sixty years to the day of the above events.

3:29 pm on July 20, 2021

Most Is Not What It Seems in the Empire of Lies

A friend married to a South American casts a skeptical eye on the doings in Cuba: 

What I… find very suspicious, however, is the timing of the current “anti-government” protests in Cuba. Why NOW, all of a sudden, after so many years of acquiescence to the Castro crime syndicate do the “masses” suddenly feel the urge to rebel? Even more suspiciously, why would they be using the U.S. flag as their protest banner? THAT is something that Latin Americans simply DO NOT do, even at their most desperate. I’ve seen enough nonsense lately that I strongly suspect alphabet agency involvement. The question that nags me is, what benefit is this providing to the Usurper’s Regime? A middle finger to Middle America? A sign of solidarity with the sclerotic, dying Castro Regime? A signal to other nations in the grip of terminal Marxism (e.g., Venezuela) that the USSA wants to recreate and amplify their misery? Whatever the motivation, I simply cannot buy the “mass protests” inside of Cuba as grassroots or genuine.

And Bill Martin forwarded an article that raises similar concerns about South Africa:

A lot of interesting buildings were also destroyed; Including, but not limited to over 100 cell towers, chemical plants, warehouses, malls, damaged ports, grocers, and various other wealth generating critical economic pieces. Reportedly even the airport and some hospitals were attacked.

But guess what?

The current leaders of South Africa have plans for these areas.

So out with the old, and in with the new.

Gauteng was one of the epicenters for violence, and, conveniently, construction for the new 5G smart city is going to begin any day now. Presumably, right after they get done bulldozing all the old stuff out of the way, tossed in the garbage, and polished up for some surveyors to begin phase one of the smart city projects.

3:07 pm on July 20, 2021

From A Grieving Nephew

My Aunt Helen died on July 12. She was 104, but she didn’t die of old age. She died because Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan imprisoned her and isolated her for a year and a half in a care home where her hearing difficulties made it nearly impossible to speak by telephone (she needed to see your lips to grasp your words). As a result, this lady – who took care of me for more than a year after I was born and during several periods of my young life (so much so that for years as a child I believed that she and her husband were my real parents) – became demented. She had all of her marbles when she entered the facility: she was as sharp as a tack; her memory was good; she could do calculations in her head that most people can’t. And her physical health was excellent – heart and lungs like those of a healthy 50-year-old. She entered the facility because she needed help supporting herself going up and down stairs (unsteadiness), which was too difficult for her daughters, themselves in their 70s.

 She took residence in a very nice facility in Michigan just before the Covid-19 political panic swept the country and became a political football. Within a few weeks, the isolation began to have its effect. She became extremely anxious and rebellious – as any sane person would be under such conditions. She repeatedly tried to escape from her room and wandered around freely (as she would have been allowed without the Covid scare-mongering). She even tried to get out of the facility. So the staff gave her anti-anxiety medication (serotonin reuptake inhibitors). This made her “quiet,” but it was the silence of a tomb in the making — which is what happens when you give it to seniors. It was the silence imposed by people addicted to fear-porn and slogans like “if it only saves one life, we must do X.” Never mind that mere existence is nothing like “living” in the full sense of the word – in the sense that makes life meaningful and worth living. It is an imitation of life that statisticians can point to as a sign of victory because “the numbers tell the story.”

During this time, she contracted the Covid-19 virus and didn’t miss a beat; she was THAT healthy. But her mere existence as a living body was counted as a “victory” for Gretchen Whitmer and her apologists. As Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s total isolation policy for elder-care homes continued, my aunt lost her appetite for life and for food. When I finally was allowed to see her this week, shortly before her death in a hospice, she was already in a coma and could not respond to my words.

I am angry – very angry. I cannot mention my anger to her two daughters because like so many programmed people raised to believe in “the one true faith of politics,” they supported and still support Gretchen Whitmer and the lockdown policy that made a hell of their own mother’s last year and a half of life. I love those two women despite their tragically foolish beliefs because they, too, played a part in my young life, but I am disgusted that my aunt’s life was so disposable and so easily swept under the rug in the service of politics.

Is Hell hot enough for politicians?

1:21 pm on July 20, 2021

Soviet-Style Justice: The Persecution Of Paul Hodgkins

12:44 pm on July 20, 2021

It’s Official: The USSA Becomes a Banana Republic

Capitol ‘Rioter’ Sentenced To 8 Months, Not Accused Of Assaulting Anyone Or Damaging Property

A Florida man who was let into the US Capitol on January 6th was sentenced to eight months in prison  – the first such sentence for a felony case in the Capitol ‘riot.’

Thanks to Rocco Piserchia for sending this distressing story. Pray the Lord’s protection over these Patriots and His destruction of the corrupt, oppressive, and unutterably cruel American government. 

7:41 am on July 20, 2021

Fighting the State With The Sword of the Lord

David Knecht thought

Prather’s advice was pretty good. Homeschooling fathers like me are advised to deal with Caesar’s agents in like manner.

Facing social workers, cops, or whomever, the head of household must sustain the initiative. Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Make friendly, firm, dignified eye contact. Act like an alpha and expect to be treated so.

Ask questions but don’t answer any. If necessary, get your lawyer on the phone and pass it out to the government agent. (Homeschoolers like me often join legal defense associations.) Do not permit anyone to enter your dwelling without a warrant, which cannot be issued without probable cause.

On two occasions I had to turn away a county detective this way. So … we are ready. Bring on the Vazi party.

I also gave a gospel tract to the detective. How could he refuse it? After all, it was he who contacted me! That’s yet another reason to carry tracts in your shirt pocket. No telling which cop or Vazi may need one.

Offhand, I’d say all of them.

8:33 pm on July 19, 2021

Defiance, Russian Style

It took all of 3 weeks. Almost as soon as Moscow decreed a COVID vaccine & test passport it had to be abandoned. Not because of a flashy mass protest but thanks to typical Russian mass subversion at the grassroots. Numerous Muscovites quickly got themselves fake QR passports of varying quality and catering establishments elected not to look at them too closely. The result being that with each passing day the authorities looked more impotent and weak, their unenforceable imposition semi-openly defied by the living, breathing city. 

Now choosing between the long humiliation of their decree becoming entirely dead letter (as has already happened to their idiotic gloves mandate), or the quick humiliation of a speedy reversal they opted for the latter. Some nonsense was written about how the QR codes miraculously helped turn things around in just 3 weeks and the decree was dropped. Tomorrow COVID passports are out, as well as a curfew for bars and clubs.

Bill Martin, who sent this encouraging news, observes, “We should take note. They’ve been subverting govt with small victories for a long time.”

And some big ones, too, such as this!

1:45 pm on July 19, 2021