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Glenn Greenwald: Obama a Symbol of a New Ruling Class with Absolutely No Shame (8.4.21)

Netflix’s $50 million man wants you to pay for his new presidential library bigger than Saddam’s palace.

11:18 pm on August 4, 2021

Ted Nugent: “Tyrants, Kiss My A–! We are a Self-Government, We are in Charge.” (8.4.21)

Well not yet, Ted. Nb: some delusional but typically conservative history.

11:09 pm on August 4, 2021

Charles Hurt: Biden Eviction Extension An Assault on Property and Contracts (8.4.21)

Obviously, and of course big and powerful interests will be fine. Unfortunately the rest of the interview is a very mixed bag at best.

11:03 pm on August 4, 2021

Even When Not In Rome, Do As The Hackers Do

Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday.

As Steve, who forwarded this scintillating story, said, “We need a lot more of this type of activity.”

9:30 pm on August 4, 2021

Get Vaccinated, Get a Cream Puff

At the Wisconsin State Fair. Endanger your health and take a risky shot that is not a vaccine just to get a cream puff? No doubt many will do it.

8:24 pm on August 4, 2021

Evil Republican Governor

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, says “he regrets signing a ban on mask mandates in schools as he asks the state legislature to reverse the decision.”

8:11 pm on August 4, 2021

Sen. Rand Paul: Mask Mandates and Lockdowns from Petty Tyrants? No, Not Again. Choose Freedom

Please read this heroic authoritative statement of resistance from Senator Rand Paul.  James Otis, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson would be very proud of their forthright libertarian progeny. We can be sure that a former congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas is,

7:47 pm on August 4, 2021

Welcome to the Digital Gulag of Algorithmic Repression — America’s Coming Social Credit System



Today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report on Dark Clouds: Biden Pushes China-Style ‘Social Credit’ System, was one of the most enlightening and frightening of Dr. Paul’s and Daniel McAdams’ programs. It forcefully addresses what I believe to be one of central issues of our time, something I have been warning against for several years.

On January 6 at the Nation’s Capitol we saw a dramatic escalation of the Strategy of Tension to further divide and polarize America. It will promptly provide the pretext for increased draconian police state terror and invasive surveillance against our citizens. Again, as I have been again and again warning for a long time, what we have been seeing played out on the streets of America, particularly in large Blue State metropolitan areas and dense urban cities is classic planned chaos and the “Strategy of Tension.”

Unable to dislodge Donald Trump by the Russiagate hoax or the malicious soft coup impeachment process, his sworn enemies, using COVID-19 as their pretext, have turned to the destruction of the economy by repressive lockdowns, creating mass unemployment and annihilation of small businesses, thus fracturing civil society. Elite elements within the Democrats, Big Tech, the deep state, and their complacent, compliant regime media pawns, turned to an age-old psy/war strategy wielded as an ax against President Trump, insidiously using the weaponized corpse of the slain George Floyd as the initial rationale for these riots and insurrections. You can be sure they will now utilize the slain military veteran Ashli Babbit as their new prop. The result would be implementation of Continuity of Government protocols and, in the name of “police reform,” the nationalization/federalization of all state and local police law enforcement. We have already seen the tyrannical national expansion of the Capitol police under the control of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The willfully ignorant nihilistic mobs and savage looters are simply acting as pawns, the unwitting tools of the deep state “strategy of tension” 2021 in creating the pretext for the elite’s technocratic New World Order of digital, Social Credit Scoring economy and centralized political total control in a totalitarian corporatist entity, with all pervasive mass surveillance by facial recognition databases and coercive regimentation. These actions are running parallel with the transition to a cashless society with all financial transactions via a credit/debit card or “electronic purse” monitored through biometric identification using such technologies as fingerprints, hand geometry and retina scanning.

Historically there has been a symbiotic correlation relationship between agent provocateur groups, infiltration by police informers, and the counter-terrorism forces of the deep state. The repressive security state has molded and used such witting (or unwitting) terrorist pawns or drones in covert activities to create a “strategy of tension” to instill fear and consolidate repressive power and control which would enhance strident calls for more intense police repression and clandestine surveillance of its subject general population, particularly Trump supporters who will now be classified and targeted as seditious insurgents and domestic terrorists. With countless decades of real-world experience and clinical research, masters of psychological warfare and mind control, expert manipulators and programmers have worked to perfect this strategy.

The above documentaries are an excellent historical retrospective on the topic, particularly as the US moves closer to the imposition of martial law and nationalization of police, toward implementation of further draconian deep state counter-intelligence psywar and surveillance operations under the usurper Biden regime.

Actually the deep roots of these neo-fascist seditious policies go back even further, as do their explicit key linkages to American military and counter-intelligence entities, which may in fact have played a crucial role in the November 22, 1963 coup d’état and brutal murder of President John F. Kennedy. Both the European personnel and their American counterparts actively discussed the implementation of domestic coup strategies in their respective countries. These were the Europeans directly responsible for later implementation of the Strategy of Tension violence/terror campaign of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, and horrific murders of innocent civilians throughout that continent.

Please check out pages 138 to 152, “Del Valle, Giannettini, and the Strategy of Tension,” in Peter Dale Scott’s seminal book on the JFK assassination, Dallas ’63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House. 


In his distinctive military uniform, Charles de Gaulle towered above the other heads of state attending the November 25, 1963 funeral of the murdered president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The 6’ 5” French leader, himself the subject of numerous assassination and coup attempts, later told key aides who he believed was responsible for the death of JFK. It was the American deep state.

Charles de Gaulle’s information minister Alain Peyrefitte, wrote a 2002 book which was never translated into English entitled C’etait de Gaulle (About de Gaulle). In it the French president, just home from JFK’s funeral, confides to Peyrefitte that he knew that the CIA was behind the assassination.

What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me. His story is the same as mine. . . The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. . . But you’ll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They’ll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah’s cloak over these shameful deeds. In order not to lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don’t want to know. They don’t want to find out. They won’t allow themselves to find out.

In his powerful and definitive biography, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of the American Secret Government, David Talbot details this searing assertion. See this three part summary of this statement: here, here, and here.

To many French citizens, Charles de Gaulle, was the greatest embodiment of France since Napoleon. Upon his November 9, 1970 death President Georges Pompidou simply said: “Le général de Gaulle est mort; la France est veuve.” (“General de Gaulle is dead. France is a widow.”)

6:48 pm on August 4, 2021

Mirabile Dictu!

So many of LRC’s readers have flooded my in-box with the news of liberty’s stunning triumph in Alberta, Canada, that I presume everyone’s heard about it. But in case you haven’t, Patrick King, “a proud father of 2, Freedom Fighter and Patriot … took on the powerful government in Alberta” regarding COVIDCon “and WON!”

How did he pull off this miracle? He

represented himself in court after being fined $1200 dollars for protesting against the Covid-Hoax …

He issued a subpoena to the Provincial Health Minister for proof that the so-called Covid-19 Virus exists, and they were forced to admit that they had no evidence whatsoever. The virus has never been isolated, and thus the government had no legal grounds to impose any of the punishing restrictions they have inflicted on society.

Voila! Complete and well-deserved victory!

…the Province has since rescinded all Covid-Restrictions and now officially treats Covid-19 as nothing more than a mild flu! 

We can duplicate his strategy! And remember, not only is there no virus, there is no test that measures cases, either.

3:53 pm on August 4, 2021

“We Will Not Submit! We Will Not Comply! We Will Not Surrender!”

I’m sorry I can’t join Liberty Counsel’s Walkout next Wednesday, but as I’m self-employed, my boss isn’t requiring a Jab. Nonetheless, Roger Mitchell has a solution for folks in my situation: a “Declaration of Freedom” that we can sign and send to “political officials, health boards, school boards, and any other entities or persons who have influence” over COVIDCon’s lunacy. This “Declaration” “tell[s] them in no uncertain terms where you stand[:]

  • No More Lockdowns!  
  • No More Mask Mandates!   
  • No Mandatory Covid “Vaccines”! 
  • No “Vaccine” Passports
  • No More Lies! No More Lies!! No More Lies!!!”

Download and print the pdf here. 

1:09 pm on August 4, 2021

Dark Clouds: Biden Pushes China-Style ‘Social Credit’ System

12:48 pm on August 4, 2021

Aren’t Employers Scrambling for Workers? Then Why Are They Coercing Them To Submit to The Jab?

The folks at Liberty Counsel are calling for a “walkout” next Wednesday to protest this dreadful abuse:

Spread the word. Organize WalkOutWednesday in your area on August 11 at noon in your time zone. Employers, businesses, schools, medical facilities, or public places trying to force COVID shots on employees, students, or patrons must hear from you. Walk out at noon on August 11 and gather outside to peacefully protest these mandates.

12:47 pm on August 4, 2021

D.C. Democrats Out Themselves as Full-Blown Commie-Pinkos . . .

. . . and literally sing about it for all the world to hear, calling the author of the song a “great socialist” and a “radical” communist.  Just like themselves.

12:31 pm on August 4, 2021

The New Age of Samizdat

Enemy of the Technocratic World-State, Dr. Joseph Mercola, is deleting his archived articles spanning 25 years, and all new articles will only be available for 48 hours before being removed.  Moving forward, you will need to subscribe to his online newsletter and download it in order to save it locally.

“Samizdat: I write it myself, edit it myself, censor it myself, publish it myself, distribute it myself, and spend jail time for it myself.”
~ Vladimir Bukovsky, To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter

 

12:04 pm on August 4, 2021

Lincoln was a Bastard

I know, I know, you’re probably saying: “No kidding.  Tell me something I don’t know.”  But no, I mean he was literally a bastard, as a new book by historian Howard Ray White proves well enough to convince Clyde Wilson.  That’s one more thing Lincoln has in common with Alexander Hamilton.

Is there anything Americans have been taught in the government schools about their “Father Abraham” that is not a lie?

12:01 pm on August 4, 2021

Calling the Called Out

Pastor Kirk Youngblood of Parker Bible Church in Parker, Colorado, refuses to bow to COVIDCon and close his church, ban singing, require masks, etc. He lists Scriptural reasons for his stance; many of them, such as the inability to partake of a “virtual” Lord’s Supper or to baptize new believers, are ones we’ve previously discussed here on LRC. But he also offers this new insight:

The church is not the church unless it is meeting together in person. No virtual or online format is a suitable substitute for the church being the church. The Greek term for “church” in the New Testament is “ekklesia” and it literally means “an assembly of called out ones.” Obviously, a non-assembling assembly is a contradiction in terms. For the church to be the church (biblically) it must assemble together. In fact, Scripture commands believers to do this. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “…let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day [the day of Christ’s return] drawing near.” A key element in the ability for Christians to “stimulate one another to love and good deeds” and to encourage one another is by assembling together. According to Scripture, this is not to be forsaken.

Amen! Thanks to Mark Carroll for alerting me to this dear brother and his integrity!

12:00 pm on August 4, 2021

Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God

It is time for a nation-wide general strike as outlined in this video. “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God,” was originally coined by theologian John Knox. “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God” was a motto suggested, but not used, for the Seal of the United States of America, by Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Jefferson liked it so much he eventually appropriated it for his own seal. Do not comply any further with draconian tyranny by the government authorities and their agents, or egregious private tyrants exercising like behaviors. Resistance Is Imperative.

10:59 am on August 4, 2021

Thank God That There Are Men Like This In the World

…and that they are on our side. 

Thanks to Bill Martin for sending this strong cri de couer. 

9:49 am on August 4, 2021

Blame the Beechers and That Fanatic Finney

I have long believed that some adventurous and audacious scholar could well make the case that the two persons (not political office holders) who did the most substantial, long-lasting damage to the United States of America were the evangelical clergymen Lyman Beecher and Charles G. Finney.

Evidently someone did begin to undertake the first endeavor. As historian Brion McClanahan alludes to in his podcast above, Milton Rugoff authored The Beechers: An American Family in the 19th Century, which was reviewed by Clyde Wilson in Chronicles magazine in 1982, “The Enemy Up Close.” This was a component of what Wilson later brilliantly labeled “the Yankee Problem in America.” Here are related volumes on this theme.

Beecher, co-founder of the temperance movement, supporter of the Second Great Awakening, help spread the rabid anti-Catholic contagion throughout America with his book, A Plea For The West. His brood of thirteen children included Charles Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Edward Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe (and her noxious husband Calvin Stowe), the motley crew responsible for compulsory government schooling, prohibition, anti-Catholicism, women’s suffrage, abolitionism, and the War Against Southern Independence.

Finney was the key proponent of the Second Great Awakening and hence of the postmillennial pietistic Protestant intervention into public affairs in compulsory government schooling, prohibition, anti-Catholicism, women suffrage, abolitionism, “blue laws” and other anti-sex legislation such as censorship of birth control information and pornography, the War for Coercive National Unification, and the spawning of the welfare state.

In the last decades of Murray Rothbard’s life, he developed an important interpretative framework in understanding American history. This was prodded on by his careful study of the emerging new political history which was reinterpreting the dynamics of the ebb and flow of ethnocultural and ethnoreligious groups. This bold synthesis became the central focus of some of his greatest scholarly endeavors, particularly when it came to understanding progressivism as a secularized version of this postmillennial religious zeal.

“Doing God’s Work,” by Murray N. Rothbard

And so to every sailor, soldier, airman, and marine who is
involved in this mission, let me say you’re doing God’s work.

~ President George Bush, December 1992

In his scintillating article on the Somalian incursion, Harper’s editor Lewis Lapham, one of the few left-liberals who remains staunchly anti-foreign intervention, quotes the above words from our recent president.(Lewis H. Lapham, “God’s Gunboats,” Harpers Magazine, February) Lapham notes that Bush issued his “prelate’s benediction” to the troops even though lacking “both the miter and the shepherd’s staff.” He also notes — in a timely reminder to those conservatives who have not yet re-examined their devotion to the preceding president — that on that very same December day Ronnie Reagan, speaking at Oxford University, urged the United Nations to develop “an army of conscience” to confront the “evil (that) still stalks the planet” even after the death of the Soviet Union. Since it is difficult to imagine evil stamped out from the world very quickly, this presumably implies a permanent standing world army to vanquish and keep down evil and sin in whatever quarter of the globe they might raise their ugly heads. In short, a permanent global Crusade.

The real evil — this crusading spirit itself — first swept over America in the late 1820s in the form of what is technically called “post-millennial pietism” (PMP).

In the dominant “evangelical” form that PMP assumed in the “Yankee” communities of the North (New Englanders and their transplanted kin in upstate New York, northern Ohio, northern Indiana, etc.), this meant that every man had the bounden and overriding duty to maximize the salvation of his fellowmen, by stamping out sin and the temptations thereto. In short, he was bound to work his darndest to establish a Christian Commonwealth, a Kingdom of God on Earth. It very quickly became clear that sin was not going to be stamped out very quickly by purely voluntary means, and so the PMPers rapidly turned to government to do the stamping out and the creating and the uplifting. In short, as one historian perceptively put it, for the PMPers, “government became God’s major instrument of salvation.”

This turn to government was facilitated by the “pietist” part of the PMP doctrine, for this meant that the old Puritan emphasis on creed and God’s Law, much less the Catholic or Lutheran emphasis on liturgy or the sacramental Church, was swept aside. Christianity became totally focused in a vaguely pietist, “born again,” mood on the part of each basically creedless and Church-less individual soul. Shorn of Church or creed, the individual PMPer was necessarily forced to lean upon government as his staff and shield.

Slowly but surely over the decades since 1830, this mainstream Yankee Protestantism became secularized into an only vaguely Christian but passionately held Social Gospel. After all,with this sort of mindset, it was easy for God to gradually drop from sight, and for government to assume a quasi-divine role. It was left to the monster Woodrow Wilson, a PMPer to his very bones and a Ph.D. as well, to take this domestic creed and extend it to foreign policy. It was essentially a “today the U.S., tomorrow the world” credo. Once the PMPers took over the U.S. government and imposed a Kingdom of God at home, their religious duty got raised to the planetary level. As the historian James Timberlake put it, once the Kingdom of God was being established in the United States, it became “America’s mission to spread these ideals and institutions abroad so that the Kingdom could be established throughout the world. American Protestants were accordingly not content merely to work for the kingdom of God in America, but felt compelled to assist in the reformation of the rest of the world.” (James Timberlake, Prohibition and the Progressive Movement, 1900–1920, New York, Atheneum, 1970, pp. 37–38)

Since Woodrow Wilson, every American president has followed faithfully in the footsteps of the Wilsonian creed. The content of the Kingdom of God to be imposed on other nations may have changed slightly (from alcohol prohibition and coerced global “democracy” in Wilson’s day to smoking prohibition, free condoms, and global democracy in our own) but the form and the spirit remain all too much the same. . .”

“Just War,” by Murray N. Rothbard

Rothbard examines the ethnocultural/ethnoreligious dynamic behind the War for Southern Independence.

“The Progressive Era and the Family,” by Murray N. Rothbard

The Progressive Era was the incubation period of the welfare-warfare state — and of all the malevolence that follows.

“World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals,” by Murray N. Rothbard

The Great War was not the end of Progressive “reform” but its fulfillment.

“Origins of the Welfare State in America,” by Murray N. Rothbard

Here Rothbard provides the Rosetta Stone to understanding the origins of the welfare state in America: the role of postmillennial Protestant pietistic intellectuals and activists born in the crucial decade surrounding the events of the Civil War who, because of the seductive influence of the evolutionary naturalism of Darwinism, came of age increasingly secularized, but who did not forsake their faith in statism and elitist social control.

10:14 pm on August 3, 2021

He Not Only Gabs, He Writes!

Two of LRC’s readers kindly forwarded magnificent essays from Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab.com. Monnie sent one from a few months ago that urges Christians not to accommodate or associate with the current evil; Mr. Torba proposes instead that we set up our own economy and businesses and deal only with one another. And he’s put his money where his mouth is by founding Gab. If Facebook and Twitter disgust you as much as they should, Gab’s your destination. 

Then David Mueller forwarded another gem entitled, “The Vaccine Has Become A Religious Ceremony That Christians Have A Right To Reject.

And the icing on the cake: Mr. Torba’s signature block at the end of his columns contains the line, “Jesus is King.” If your faith or courage need some bucking up, I urge you to read these tremendous offerings from this brother in the Lord!

9:37 pm on August 3, 2021

Grab a Buddy and Resist!

Monnie’s idea of teaming up against the Vazis—and a totalitarian government in general—was so good that several others had already thought of it!

Jim writes:

My Make Americans Free Again group already has a “buddy system” in Signal that we call the Bat Signal (reminiscent of Batman’s spotlight in the sky). It’s for one purpose and one purpose only – if the health department shows up to close down your business, if you’re about to get arrested for not wearing a muzzle, etc., signal for help and whoever can respond will show up for support. And of course, we’d use it for any forced shots as well. It does take a bit of discipline for the group to not use that particular Signal group for normal discourse, so we police it and make sure it’s only for emergencies.

There are groups around the country (not every state, but we’re working on it) and we have lawsuits filed in federal court in several states. Our group in Kentucky had the first preliminary hearing a couple of weeks ago, and we’re waiting for the judge to rule, hopefully in our favor, so we can get discovery and expose the covid scam for what it is.

And Gerard Stannard reports:

There is such a system. It’s called Peoples’ Rights. Check it out at www.peoplesrights.org.

Ammon Bundy started the group as a decentralized neighborhood rights defense group. It has around 40,000 members with some in most states last I checked. I joined in June of last year.

In my home state of Washington I have personally responded to urgent requests for help when someone’s rights were being violated. Anything from denial of service for no mask to state actions for businesses defying mandates. Mostly it involves ordinary folks showing up in numbers to record and act as a presence to say we won’t put up with the tyranny. A youtube channel of a friend of mine, Questionable Authority, has captured some of these.

The state coordinator for Washington is Kelli Stewart and her Telegram channel is t.me/WahingtonPR. She has really championed the rights of small business owners and medical kidnapping victims, which there have been many. She has posted several incidents on Ammon Bundy’s channel.

Kudos to all who are actively protecting our freedom! May God richly bless and defend you.

9:13 pm on August 3, 2021

Anti-Jab Robo-Emails

Monnie writes, 

This is great!

Auto-fill your personal data and this automatically looks up and fills in all your local elected officials and emails them your demand for them to reject vax mandates.

I hope millions upon millions of such emails restrain Our Rulers, but I think instead that this is another of those way-stations on the road to shooting our way out of this Marxist dystopia.

In case I’m wrong or you disagree, head to the link and give it a whirl.

8:57 pm on August 3, 2021

Coming to Israel: Covid Booster Shots

Israel has become the first nation to approve COVID booster shots for parts of its population. “Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Thursday a world-first vaccination drive to inoculate people over 60 with a third COVID vaccine dose.” A Jew who wants to harm Jews? Go figure. “Call your parents and grandparents now and make sure they get the third shot,” said the prime minister. I note also that Israel is going to reinstate outdoor mask mandates and require that all visitors from Germany, the USA, and 15 other nations must quarantine upon arrival. I guess I won’t be going to Israel any time soon.

8:15 pm on August 3, 2021

Three Cheers for Governor Ron DeSantis

After “the Broward County school board unanimously voted to require students, teachers, and staff—even those who are vaccinated—to wear facial coverings inside schools when classes begin,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order “empowering the state’s Board of Education to withhold funding from districts that enforce a mask mandate.” DeSantis has the crazy idea that parents should “decide whether their children should wear a mask to school.” The county then reversed its mask mandate.

7:29 pm on August 3, 2021

Biden Covid Coordinator: Forced Vaccines Now!

12:43 pm on August 3, 2021

Our Two-Faced Rulers’ Outrageous Cheek

In addition to their other charms, Our Rulers have cornered the market on gall. 

Exhibit A: I was comfortably ensconced on my sofa, paging through the print edition of the local (Marxist) rag when I spied this headline: “Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic.

I nearly leapt to my feet in exultation! At last!!!! Some brave reporter in the mainstream was going to rip the lid off COVIDCon!

But I should have known better. My joy turned to incredulity as I read paragraphs of utter brazenness from the Associated Press:

Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. … Poland’s conservative government has chipped away at the rights of women and gay people.

Not once did the piece condemn the enslaving of whole countries to medical dictatorship, with businesses and churches summarily closed and masked serfs cowering in their homes. No, it was instead lamenting that Marxism has not completely triumphed everywhere. 

Reckon with the insolence of the Associated Press, whose propaganda has tirelessly hyped the plandemic for the last 18 months, daring to lament the rise of “authoritarianism.”

David Mueller sent me the second nauseating example. Seems the Wicked Witch of Michigan, who almost single-handedly destroyed the state’s mom-and-pop shops last year, tweeted, In honor of MI Small Business Summer & Buy Michigan Week, I’m interested in hearing about your favorite Michigan small businesses. Share yours below.”

Is there no limit to her shamelessness?

Kudos to the Libertarian Party of Michigan, which responded, “Every business which defied your authoritarianism over the last 16 months gets our nomination.”

When the revolution comes, no scaffold will be high enough to expunge such effrontery.

12:42 pm on August 3, 2021

When Will U.S. Soldiers Stand Trial?

As reported by the Wall Street Journal: “A 100-year old man will be tried in Germany on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder while working as a concentration-camp guard, making him one of the oldest defendants in a case brought against alleged Nazi-era perpetrators. The centenarian was charged with complicity in the murder of more than 3,500 inmates at the Sachsenhausen camp on the outskirts of Berlin.” I’m sure he will say in his defense that he was just following orders. And I am equally sure that his defense will be rejected. So why are people so quick to give U.S. soldiers a free pass when they were complicit in the murder of millions of people in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan? Why are they allowed to say that they were just following orders?

7:48 am on August 3, 2021

Double-Team ‘Em

Monnie suggests, “We need to organize a buddy system, wherein if someone gets a visit from a vax team, he or she can issue a distress call, and several others will be summoned to his or her residence.”

I have longed to institute such a system for drivers that pirates—sorry, cops stop to ticket. What if all other vehicles pulled over and surrounded the cop? I bet the rates of road-robbery would dramatically decline!

We can test this idea now, on the Vazis, and possibly improve and amend it for application to the Highway Patrol.

4:54 pm on August 2, 2021

A Compulsory Jab We Can All Endorse!

TSA screeners deserve the best protection available, and that protection today is covid-19 vaccines.

Hear, hear!

(I hesitate to detract from such a sterling recommendation by mentioning another, self-contradictory paragraph from the same article. But this one proves yet again, if only COVIDCon’s True Believers could open their minds a smidgeon, that masks et al are good only only for signaling submission, not for preventing illness:

The TSA has taken aggressive steps to protect airport security screeners and travelers, with acrylic barriers, face coverings, gloves and face shields. In spite of such precautions, the number of new cases [among the Thieves and Sexual Assailants], which had leveled off in June, is now surging.

Say it ain’t so!)

4:42 pm on August 2, 2021

Laying the Foundation for More Persecution of Christians

White Evangelicals Resist Covid-19 Vaccine Most Among Religious Groups

Nearly one-quarter don’t want shot, new study finds, and church leaders face hurdles persuading them.

When Parson Goat closed your church last year, how many of you tried to warn your fellow parishioners of his treachery? And they laughed (at best) or denounced you as a heretic, according to the heartbreaking emails you sent me.

I wonder whether any of them will remember your wisdom as Goat inveighs against conspiracy theorists and misinformation. And will they still request that he preach their funerals?

4:11 pm on August 2, 2021