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Trust God, Not Men


Fr. James Altman: FEARdemic – Trust God, Not Men. Fr. James Altman provides a summary of Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of Heaven and why we must put our trust in God instead of men during these challenging times.

The Man Who Knew Communism Best | Bishop Fulton J.Sheen. Bishop Sheen discusses the seminal insights of novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, as it relates to man’s relationship to God, to the moral questions of good and evil, and how the doctrine of communism is diabolical, destructive, and the embodiment of ultimate evil.

Both of these noted religious figures, from very different times, are touching on what we as Americans today confront in our culture, our uncivil society, and in the very fabric of our lives — the satanic attempt by evil and ruthless persons to seek and coercively impose a secularized Kingdom of god on Earth, but with themselves as the all-knowing, all-powerful, and omnipotent deified communist rulers of us all.

Trust God, Not man.

10:03 pm on August 12, 2020

BLM in Louisville Tries Shakedowns and Extortion

BLM’s local chapters continue to reveal BLM’s criminal nature. In Louisville, BLM activists make demands with accompanying threats that amount to shakedowns and extortion. See here and here. For example, “Retail locations will include a minimum of 23% inventory of black retailers OR make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to black local organizations.”

During Prohibition, a speakeasy had to take its quota of gangster-supplied beer at gangster-set prices or face punishment. Is there any difference between those thugs and BLM? BLM promises an array of punishments if a business does not comply. They are designed to interrupt normal (freely conducted) commerce between the business and its customers.

Reduction in Racial Index Score/bias report to the Better Business Bureau.

Social Media Blast: Notification, via all social media platforms, of non-compliance.

Boycott: Public boycott, coordinated through social media and mail announcements, of your NuLu establishment AND any other business ventures owned by you.

Protest: Visible, media-covered demonstration/sit-in outside your establishment.

Invasive Reclamation: Placement of booths/tables outside your establishment where competing Black proprietors will offer items comparable to those offered by you.

7:55 pm on August 12, 2020

Oh, Glorious Promise: “We Will Be Violating the Judge’s Order”!!!!

Thrill to this prediction from Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in California, where Comrade Gavin Nuisance—sorry, Newsom: why do I always make that mistake?–has forbidden churches to assemble:

…we will be violating the judge’s order, we will be open this Sunday … Now, I don’t know what that means as far as who’s gonna stop us, but we’re planning on having services at 9, 11, and 1.”

Those are indoor services, mind you. Sans that talisman of the occult, masks, and the hostile, anti-Biblical “social distancing.” 

Nor does Pastor McCoy’s heroism end there: he “was a former Thousand Oaks mayor who resigned his post as City Council member on April 4 after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared churches nonessential…”

Oh, wow!!!!! A Christian who actually reveres his Lord rather than politicians and the almighty paycheck! As Lee Olson, who alerted me to this story, says, “Rob McCoy is the real McCoy.”  Indeed—and he puts the Goats to utter shame, doesn’t he? I look forward to watching so stalwart a champion of the faith receive his reward in eternity! And please God, every Parson Goat will be watching, too, through bitter tears at his own cowardice. 

Not surprisingly, Ventura County sued the church and pastor.

Our hero

described the measures taken by the county as “draconian” and denied that the church has put anyone danger, saying there have been no COVID-19 cases at the church.

We’re going to keep worshiping God, if they seek to arrest me and the thousand of you, it’s almost like the first thousand get a prize: You get a citation. It’s a misdemeanor. You want to be one of the thousand? Come.”

Told you he irrefutably reproaches the Goats, didn’t I?!!!!

Meanwhile, imagine the heavenly reward that citation will earn you! Saints in California, gird yourselves for battle and sing hosannas as you march to worship with this latter-day Elijah!

May the Lord rescue Pastor McCoy and his congregants from California’s enforcers as dramatically and permanently as He did His prophet from Ahaziah’s!

3:13 pm on August 12, 2020

Moderna Wants to Transform the Body Into a Vaccine-Making Machine

Without a massive resistance the despotic, evil technocrats will win. To quote:

The possibility of a Covid-19 shot has led investors to more than triple the value of Moderna’s shares this year, giving the company a market capitalization of about $28 billion, an astonishing number for a company with no products. BioNTech shares have more than doubled. A third company with an mRNA-based Covid-19 shot, CureVac AG, has said it’s considering an initial public offering. Both Stéphane Bancel, Moderna’s chief executive officer, and Ugur Sahin, his less flashy counterpart at BioNTech, have become multibillionaires.

 

2:23 pm on August 12, 2020

Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.

Gyms have been forcefully closed for five months with no rationale to support it. There is almost *no* gym or fitness equipment available for purchase unless you can find it on the black market. There are no bikes for purchase. There are no kayaks available in the stores for folks to enjoy summer adventure and outdoor exercise. A shortage of everything, everywhere. Even the used market for these items is kaput. There are increasing instances of supplement/vitamin shortages, as well.

This is the advice from the government and medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex for staying “healthy”: Keep fitness clubs and gyms closed.

1) Mask. 2) Be socially distant. 3) Hand sanitizer. 4) Stay inside.

Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.
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Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.
Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.
Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.
Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.
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Mask. Be socially distant. Hand sanitizer. Stay inside.

And people are still gobbling up the lying, fearmongering headlines.

2:13 pm on August 12, 2020

It Runs In the Family

An article about Kamala Harris’ father and his devout Marxism quotes from one of Stanford University’s publications in 1972:

Don Harris, a prominent Marxist Professor, has been offered a full professorship in the Economics Department here … 

The appointment is the direct result of student pressure in recent years to hire more faculty who favor an “alternative approach” to economics, said Economics Prof. John Gurley, who now teaches the only undergraduate course in Marxist economics. 

Gurley said the appointment of Harris was the culmination of the six-month “round-the-world” search for the most qualified Marxist professor available ….

Gurley called Harris “an exceptionally good teacher, outstanding researcher and one of the leading young people in Marxist economics.”

One knowledgeable source told the Daily that some senior faculty members were very hesitant hiring Harris, but they gradually yielded tp [sic] student pressure.

A conservative economics faculty member, who wished to remain anonymous said he was “not part of the decision and it would not be fair to say anything. “

He also added that “as far as I’m concerned Harris is not in the same field I’m in.” …

Gary from Central Florida alerted me to this Satanic pedigree; he opined, “The apple does not fall far from the tree. Not surprising.”

Nope. The only surprise is that Americans continue infatuated with a philosophy that has slaughtered and impoverished its hundreds of millions. 

1:19 pm on August 12, 2020

Great News From Washington (And It’s NOT Kamala Harris!)

12:39 pm on August 12, 2020

World War III: The Conflict Over Masks

I’ve received more dispatches from the trenches regarding victories over and strategies for defeating the Masked Morons.

We’ll start with Darien Sumner, a blessed soul who 

lives in one of the few states (Alaska) without a mask mandate, so, fortunately, I’ve not had to make any decisions on what to tell the mask commissariat at grocery stores; I can simply deny my business to the Safeways and Krogers of the world and go to good ol’ Three Bears instead, which has no mask requirement, and is absolutely booming as a result. …

 I am a business owner, and I do not require (nor do I encourage) mask-wearing in my shop. While we  had a few (two, to be exact) people complain about this, overwhelmingly the most common piece of feedback  I’ve had has been “I’m so glad you’re normal.” A great many people are beyond fed up with this, they  don’t want to be the maverick who goes against the trend, which means it’s extra important for those of us who are “normal” to live our lives as normal. If they see us actually fighting with the mask gestapo, that will just encourage people to keep their heads down and go along to get along, but, if they see that normal people can live normal lives and just *ignore* the nonsense, that’s emboldening. And there’s money to be made, too — my business is up tremendously since the virus scare began, and the only thing I’m doing is providing an island of normalcy for people; I am the only business in my field in the entire state that isn’t enforcing the diktats to some degree or another, and I’ve captured quite a bit of the clientele that used to frequent the others.

How refreshing that the market rejects this nonsense and rewards those who react likewise!

I do also work a part-time job at which we adopted mandatory masks and testing about a month ago. I have quietly ignored these requirements, and nobody has directly ordered me to obey; I think it’s understood that I would respond by giving notice, and they don’t want to lose me, so it’s been swept under the rug. The net result has been that, not only have I never followed these rules, the rest of the staff (and the management) has stopped following them also.

 Quiet resistance certainly seems to be working well for me up here!

It may not work in the Lower 48, though, so keep your weapon primed. 

From Ontario, Canada, Dan describes a triumphant skirmish:

SHOPPER: (walks in quickly past BOUNCER)

BOUNCER: Fydvtf nf! 

SHOPPER: (keeps walking)

BOUNCER: (louder) Fydvtf nf!

SHOPPER: (stops and turns)

BOUNCER: Zpv offe b nbtl!

SHOPPER: (stares)

BOUNCER: (louder) You need a mask!

SHOPPER: (indignant) No I don’t!

BOUNCER: Jt uifsf b nfejdbm sfbtpo?

SHOPPER: (holds hand to ear)

BOUNCER: (louder) Is there a medical reason?

SHOPPER: (firmly) My health is between me and my doctor.

Next time, I’ll be sorely tempted to keep my hand up for a while and see if I can get him to remove his mask.

Awww, just walk up and rip it off his face while asking, “There! Don’t you feel better?”

Andy in Londonderry, New Hampshire, 

went to the local Staples supply store to check out a new computer keyboard. Need a special type for my purposes.

The employees all asked me to mask up. I politely refused. Then the assistant manager kept following me around the store saying I need to wear a mask as it is corporate policy. Then she said I could be helped by curbside pick-up.

Curbside pick-up is useless for me as I need to see and touch the keyboard in question to see if it fits my needs.

I finally had to leave and never to return. I will not be shopping at Staples ever again.

Yo, CEOs: slighted customers cherish very long memories of their dissatisfaction. And the friends—or bloggers and their readers—to whom they complain usually share their contempt. Something to remember when your employees harass rather than help a guy like Andy. 

Mr. A from North Carolina rejoices over 

Small victories in the land of 99% compliance.  Despite very large “mask required” signs at most major grocery chains here, it all amounts to one of their agents asking you if you “want a mask.”  A polite decline has worked thus far.  This goes for Kroger, Whole Foods & the like.  Also, twice now, I have encountered people entering the store who saw me without a mask and abstained from putting theirs on.  Most mask zombies just don’t want confrontation, or to stick out.  It’s important people get out of the house and set an example, even when it’s uncomfortable, and to also be above reproach, unless a zombie forces ones hand.  More than anything, I’ve noticed this is just a vehicle for a certain type of individual to attempt to exert their will on others.  Revenge of the nerds / embittered individual on steroids. But I’m sure some folks mean well 🙂 

Hoping for the butterfly effect in the land of 99% compliance.

The stasi county council, which shouldn’t even be a thing at this point,

Indeed! Why do these politicians exist other than to add another layer of tyranny and corruption to municipal, state, and federal tyranny and corruption?

just announced a new group of Brownshirt mask “educators.”  Whereas I used to be the lone voice on all of the local online threads, the tides have turned to about 90% opposed to what is going on, at least in the digital realm. …

YAY!!!

Mr. Anonymous  from Southern California

Walked into the local Lowes this PM, completely naked above the neck, in search of 1×2 wooden stakes to set concrete forms. Unable to locate such, I accosted a clerk, who willingly and enthusiastically directed me to my desired purchase. He was wearing a black “face mask” which extended above his eyes and included two eye slits.  I  had the distinct impression I had found a person of sound mind, and possibly an ally.

Proceeding to checkout with my ten dollar purchase,  I was engaged in conversation by the clerk, whom  I had never seen before. He made a point of stepping out from behind the plexiglass barrier ... We had a quite pleasant exchange. I noted that his “face covering” was a bandanna, reminiscent of stereotypical photos of outlaws of the (Old) American West. Was he sending a message? We outlaws have to stick together. Perhaps he sensed a kindred spirit, and good for him if he did.

Rick in Oregon

…generally drive[s] through a little coffee place that I like downtown. … This is a tiny little town with a supermarket, a couple of fast food restaurants, and a few locally owned restaurants and businesses, all under great stress because of the fascist dictator’s threat-breathing. The cowed populace taking this buffoon seriously, they get more harassment from citizens than guideline enforcers.

I was shopping for my sister’s birthday. I knew of a little gift store that had some nice things of all varieties, homemade crafts, and the like.

I was saddened to see that Covid hysteria has killed that little store. It’s totally empty. So, I drove a way further and saw a little coffee shop that I hadn’t really considered visiting before. As I pulled into the parking space, I noticed that the owner has a make-shift patio in two of what would otherwise be parking spaces, surrounded by an ornate wrought-iron fence. There are 5 or 6 tables some like you would expect, tall with bar-stools around, and other low tables.

What struck me is that the place was pretty packed, all elderly folks and not a single person with a mask on. When I exited the car, maskless, several of the women gave me big toothy grins and greeted me loudly. I was giddy. Human interaction, politeness and joy. Wow. I said hello back and walked about 2 feet taller.

When I entered the shop, nobody inside was wearing a mask and every look I got was pleasant. I thought I had walked into the past and it was a past filled with people who remembered what it meant to be human.

And that, dear reader, is World War III’s ultimate goal: Our Rulers mean to dehumanize and then enslave us. Every last one of us. Which is why we must fight under God with all our strength nor ever give up.

The woman behind the counter was serving a customer and turned to me and asked if she could help, probably because of the incredulous look on my face. But I had decided to enter because of a sign outside that said “gifts.” So I asked where her gifts were and she directed me to a shelf of various trinkets and hemp products.

Well…I picked something out and asked if she made breves. Then I couldn’t help but ask, “I know this is a bit weird, but I noticed that nobody around here is wearing a mask. I feel as if I’m in an alternate, wonderful otherworldly dimension.”

She laughed and then leaned closer, putting her hand over her unmasked mouth and whispered, “We’re kind of rebels around here.”

My heart leapt. My people! 🙂

I learned also that this woman sits on the town council. She has had several run-ins with the health department, not because she or the health department wants to, but because some rude customers had reported her. She has no signs demanding masks and wears a bandana around her neck, “just in case they walk in.” But after three visits, the health department declared that she was doing everything required. “They are drinking coffee,” she answered to a visiting bureaucrat who wondered why nobody was masked.

I won’t buy coffee anywhere else from now on.

Pardon me once more, CEOs, but see how easily you can win a customer’s undying loyalty? Simply treat him as you’d want to be treated. Do you appreciate others’ dictating your wardrobe and refusing to interact when you don’t kowtow? Neither do we.

And the customers…..I mean if any of the outside diners was under 70 I’d be surprised. They seemed  completely unconcerned they might come into contact with a covid bearer. There are pockets of resistance. 🙂 I am happy to have found one.

Troops, our job is to expand and increase those pockets!

Mark Carroll in Arizona

ran into my first Mask Nazi yesterday. I’ve seen YouTube videos of morons attacking people verbally/physically because they weren’t wearing a mask, but this was a first for me.

I was grocery shopping at Albertsons where I never wear a mask (I never wear a mask anywhere, and Albertsons is great – employees are always nice and while I am almost always the only unmasked person in the store, no one, customer or employee, has ever said a word to me about not being masked. I considered the possibility that I had become invisible until this incident.) I was at the self-checkout scanning my groceries, and a customer (adult male, not sure of his age – maybe 50) started yelling at me. He yelled, “Wear a mask. What the f— is wrong with you?”

 Knowing you can’t reason with a moron, instead of explaining I have a medical exemption/condition (which is true – three, actually), and kind of hoping to have some fun, I answered “I’m not as gullible as you.”

 He didn’t say anything else to me, but kept yelling as he walked out the front door. Two of the ladies near me waited to leave until he was completely gone. One of the employees asked them if they wanted to be escorted to their cars, but they said they were fine as long as he left.

 The whole incident was pretty brief and I wish it had lasted a bit longer so I’d have a better story, but it was fun while it lasted.

Your Intrepid Reporter has yet to wear a mask despite attending several funerals “requiring” them and church services every Sunday (even during the ostensible “lockdown”). I flounce in and out of grocery stores with impunity. This past week, scratching furiously at severe contact dermatitis, I patronized a medical clinic; I refused to don a muzzle despite the doctor’s request: “Look, there’s a rash all over my face—I’m not putting any cloth over it!”

My fellow warriors would no doubt agree that confidence and a purposeful stride help immensely. Don’t stop to talk in stores, especially if a “Mask Enforcer” stands at the door; simply throw “Medical exemption” over your shoulder as you march onward. And in social settings, insist that you cannot wear a mask however many times the enemy rudely urges you to. One of the funeral directors twice ordered me to muzzle up; I refused (not all that politely the second time, either. What has our society become, that an employee who must have completed umpteen courses in tact and diplomacy for dealing with short-tempered mourners nonetheless harassed my husband, father and me?). 

And pray, pray, pray. I beseech the Lord each morning to strengthen me as I fulfill my vow against this sign of the occult.

Naked faces will win this war. Bare yours as you man the barricades!

12:10 pm on August 12, 2020

Pod Abuse

2020: Child abuse, pedophilia, abortion, and total surveillance are acceptable and/or encouraged, but for one to challenge the momentousness of the past flu season is a crime against humanity. Children in prison.

7:57 am on August 12, 2020

Routine dental care goes against ‘The Narrative’

Wear a mask. Stop being social. Bathe in hand sanitizer. Stay inside. That’s the government’s top-notch health advice.

Dental care is “spreading” Covid.

Destroying your natural immunity and poking you with vaccines for the rest of your life is just one of the goals, here. Destroying your teeth also creates disease within your body. If they can’t encourage dentists to shut down maintenance/care services, it will eventually be mandated by law. Change my mind.

7:53 am on August 12, 2020

Utopia in Blood – Red Delusions and Nightmare Reality


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Buy these essential books for yourself, the loved ones of your family, and your close friends and colleagues.

10:22 pm on August 11, 2020

Trump Causes the Juvenile Commie-Punks of the “White House Press Corps” Jaws to Drop

I turned on the boob tube during dinner and caught the end of Trump’s press conference.  One of the smarmy young leftists in the room asked what he apparently thought was some kind of “gotcha” question (the only kind they ever ask of Trump) about “FISA abuse.”  Trump’s response was that everyone knows that Biden, Obama, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and the rest committed treason by using the FBI and the CIA to spy on his campaign, committing the additional criminal act of lying to the FISA Court judge.  They continued the spying into his administration, he said.  “We’ll see what happens with all of this,” he concluded, referring to what he obviously hopes will be criminal indictments of the above-mentioned scumbags, including Biden and Obama.  Not the answer the smarmy young leftist wanted.

7:13 pm on August 11, 2020

The Biggest Con


The FAUCI/GATES/DERSHOWITZ NEEDLE FRAUD

6:53 pm on August 11, 2020

Holy Masks, Batman!

“…on the marquee of our local movie theater, which is still shut down thanks to Fuhrer Witless” Mike in Michigan, “spotted” this nonsense:

I WEAR THE MASK 

TO PROTECT THE ONES I LOVE

                                 BATMAN

Mike muses, 

Besides the absurdity (or perhaps appropriateness) of quoting a comic-book superhero to justify mask tyranny, note some other points:

  1. Batman voluntarily dons the mask himself. He doesn’t force other people to wear one.
  2. Batman’s mask does not cover his nostrils and mouth.

But who expects logic when it comes to mask propaganda?

No one. All that’s required is reflexive, unthinking compliance.

 

5:25 pm on August 11, 2020

Of Masks And Kachinas

Herman Mayfarth grew up in the West and so is familiar with

the Kachina concept in some Native American cultures. The actual kachinas are conceived as supernatural beings. Kachina dancers wear masks to represent the kachinas.

He then quotes Wikipedia

Ceremonial dancers

Many Pueblo Indians, particularly the Hopi and Zuni, have ceremonies in which masked men, called kachinas, play an important role. Masked members of the tribe dress up as kachinas for religious ceremonies that take place many times throughout the year.  … When a Hopi man places a mask upon his head and wears the appropriate costume and body paint, he believes that he has lost his personal identity and has received the spirit of the kachina he is supposed to represent.

We’ve explored masks’ meanings in the occult before; this example from the Pueblo Indians adds further evidence. The kachinas hoped for contact with the demonic world through their masks and dancing.

“But lots of my friends and family wear masks,” you’re protesting. “They honestly buy the propaganda that masks protect them from COVID; it’s not that they’re into the occult. And look at Parson Goat! He forces congregants in his church to muzzle themselves, but good gracious, despite his faults, he’s no idolater of Satan.”

Ah, but remember: “in occult magic, the victim doesn’t have to be knowledgeable of the meaning behind what he or she is being told to do.  The performance of the ritual itself – on demand — is all that matters.”

5:18 pm on August 11, 2020

BLM Says Looting Is Reparations

The BLM.com website has no comment on this week’s Chicago riots and looting, but the Chicago branch has spoken. “Black Lives Matter activists in Chicago held a rally Monday evening to stand in solidarity with the dozens of individuals who were arrested after a night of mass looting and criminal activity, with one organizer brazenly defending looting as a form of reparations.”

When a major chapter in a major city rallies about a major event like the destruction of a major Chicago institution, the Magnificent Mile, then we are entitled to attribute these comments to the BLM organization. We will halt this connection and take back this attribution when Ms. Atkins recants her remarks or when BLM central disavows her statements and condemns them. Until that time, we now have a clear admission that BLM stands for rioting and looting; and we also know the altogether immoral, illegitimate, stupid, ignorant, phony, anti-social, destructive and flimsy basis upon which their support stands for this property destruction and property theft.

The comments were made by the BLM rally organizer, Ariel Atkins. She said

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats. That makes sure that person has clothes. That is reparations. Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”

I commend Ms. Atkins for being so upfront in her remarks, even if they are completely wrong. The looters are not starving. They are not naked or wearing rags. And neither is the well-fed Ms. Atkins. Theft is not reparations in any form. Insurance is not a free lunch, as anyone with car and house insurance knows. A business with insurance against riots will pay higher premiums the more riots there are, and this added cost will increase the prices to paying consumers.

There is hunger in Cook County and there are organizations fighting it, like Greater Chicago Food Depository. If BLM wants to have food drives and clothing drives, if it wants to help people enroll for aid, and if it wants to transport people to places offering bargain clothing and food, it can. But looting? Are you kidding? This is not even directed at the problems of poverty. Does anyone seriously believe that this riot was an uprising of hungry people in rags demanding justice through unilateral and totally irregular reparations? We are told “Car caravans reportedly enabled the looters to steal the greatest amount of property they could.”

Who owns those businesses? Who has a property interest in those businesses? It would be surprising if they were only white people and excluded all black people. Who determined that these businesses owed these looters these reparations? There is no trace of any justice in this Magnificent Mile looting.

Is self-initiated looting supposed to be equated to laudable charity that’s designed to fend off hunger pangs and cold? Are we supposed to believe such nonsense?

Ms. Atkins has made up a fairy tale, which she may or may not herself believe. It does not matter, because either way, whether she’s cynical or not, she’s encouraging mass theft and mass disorder. She’s attempting to justify thievery, malicious destruction, envy and greed. It cannot be done. BLM now stands even more clearly accused of standing for and encouraging riots and theft.

3:46 pm on August 11, 2020

“Abridging … The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble”

Just weeks after participating in a massive Black Lives Matter movement, 

in which he was noticeably and shockingly unmasked,

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti authorized the city to shut off the power and water to homes, businesses and other properties that hold “unauthorized” large gatherings.

That includes churches.

This new order could affect Grace Community Church, a megachurch led by Pastor John MacArthur, because it has defied the governor’s executive orders not to hold indoor worship services and not to sing.

The state has already threatened to slap the church with daily $1,000 fines, and officials have warned MacArthur that he could be arrested if he continues to hold services.

Yet there’s “good news,” as Teddy, who sent me this story, put it:

But MacArthur has not backed down and instead hired legal representation to fight California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “unconstitutional” restrictions.

Yee haw! And what crackerjacks they are, too!

“The state has absolutely no power to impose the restrictions it is demanding,” Jenna Ellis, one of the attorneys representing the church, and one of President Donald Trump’s legal team members, said in a statement. “This is not about health and safety, it is about targeting churches.”

Amen! But isn’t it always? No matter what Leviathan’s excuse—health, safety, economics—isn’t it always about destroying freedom and the faith that gave us freedom, Christianity?

Garcetti claimed that law enforcement officers are having a difficult time shutting down gatherings where there are hundreds of people “breaking the law” by being together.

Ponder that. And then compare it to the First Amendment, which prohibits the government from “abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” as well as with dictatorships that have long prohibited Christians from meeting. 

“By turning off that power, shutting off that water we feel we can close these places down, which usually are not one-time offenders but multiple-offenders,” Garcetti said.

Talk about a multiple offender! Time to close Garcetti down.

2:33 pm on August 11, 2020

It’s Enough to Make Me Holler, “Bah, Humbug!”

The Masked Morons have spoiled much of 2020. Now they’ve set their sites on Christmas with—I kid you not—ornaments in the shape of muzzles and a pathetic pun: “We Wish You a Merry X-Mask.” And I write as one who adores word-play! But this example offends, and grossly.

Roland Walkenhorst sent me news of this atrocity: he writes, “Pardon me if I decline to mark our savior’s birth by hanging an oxygen-deprivation ornament.”

I seldom wish evil on an entrepreneur (that’s why we have government, after all), but in this case I’m hoping Mr. Walkenhorst’s is the usual reaction.

1:51 pm on August 11, 2020

Video: Domhoff, Rothbard, and Evers on Power Elite Analysis


Although its appears as if filmed in a dank subterranean cloister in the early 1980s, check out this fascinating discussion of power elite analysis by sociologist G. William Domhoff, economist Murray N. Rothbard, and political scientist Williamson M. Evers on a wide range of topics from urban renewal, the origins of the Fed, to the corporate elite’s dominance of California. Bill Domhoff is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Who Rules America? (1967), The Higher Circles (1971), Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness (1974), The Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance from the Great Depression to the Great Recession (2013) and other books. Murray Rothbard was the founder of the modern libertarian movement and a prolific author. Bill Evers was the original editor of Inquiry magazine, and a resident scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He also served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education from 2007-09. I especially loved the emphasis Domhoff, Rothbard, and Evers made on “naming names” and doing the grunt work investigative research in order to point the finger of accusation and indictment against the criminal elites plundering and ripping us off.

1:39 pm on August 11, 2020

Giving Marxists a Taste of Their Own Medicine by Pitting One Group Against Another 

Our liberation from the Mask-Mandates may be at hand: the Left’s goddess, Gaia, is vomiting used muzzles.

Conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic [sic for “orders from ignorant politicians and bureaucrats] could spark a surge in ocean pollution – adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life – after finding disposable masks floating like jellyfish and waterlogged latex gloves scattered across seabeds. …

Masks often contain plastics such as polypropylene, said … a French politician … “With a lifespan of 450 years, these masks are an ecological timebomb given their lasting environmental consequences for our planet,” he wrote last month in a letter to Emmanuel Macron … 

…a survey of marine debris in the … uninhabited Soko Islands turned up dozens of disposable masks.

“On a beach about 100 metres long, we found about 70,” said Gary Stokes of OceansAsia. One week later, another 30 masks had washed up. “And that’s on an uninhabited island in the middle of nowhere.”

Yo, Marxists—excuse me, environmentalists: better start challenging the Masked Morons and Mandates. And everybody else: grab the popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the internecine slaughter!

12:40 pm on August 11, 2020

Herd Immunity Deniers Can’t Bear Sweden’s Truth

12:39 pm on August 11, 2020

BLM Shows Its True Colors Again

Marxists in Portland have burned Bibles–perhaps as many as 100.

Their “reason” is that Western Christians portray Christ as white. Um, sorry, but until we classify Jews some other way, the Incarnate Christ chose to walk among us in white skin. That didn’t matter to Him, and it shouldn’t to us, either.

Nor do Portland’s arsonists bother their empty heads about it. Anyone who understands even a bit about communism knows this excuse for a lie. Marxists despise Christianity and always have; they seek to eradicate it wherever they reign. They won’t rest content until they have incinerated all Bibles—and everybody who believes in the God Who wrote it. 

Where they burn books, they will, in the end, burn human beings too.” Thanks to Yvonne Lorenzo for this horrific story and the warning it broadcasts.

11:23 am on August 11, 2020

Victory in One Skirmish of the Mask Wars!

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn has vetoed the City Council’s emergency mask ordinance.

And why? 

“Most want me to veto it. Probably 99 plus percent,” Guinn said.

Meanwhile, Sal Fariello had been hot on Guinn’s case. He emailed him several times last week along the following lines:

Dear Mr. Guinn:

I am writing to you to encourage you to veto the recently passed Ocala mask ordinance. Pursuant to my request I am enclosing a copy of a medical article that recently appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine titled Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era. 

In relevant part I quote: 

“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” 

The article concludes by stating that masks essentially serve the function of being little more than a psychological “feel good pill” to “treat” fear and anxiety about germs. The authors conclude by saying that: “it is difficult to get clinicians to hear this message in the heat of the current crisis.”

As you undoubtedly know, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. Surgeon General initially insisted that masks do not work. They both reversed that position under political pressure because the hysteria associated with fear of infection compels a lot of people in official capacities to appear to be “doing something” to protect the public.

…What we have going on right now is tantamount to mass psychosis arising out of an irrational fear of germs and fear of an infection that is demonstrably less severe than some very bad influenzas the world has coped with very rationally in the past. All this present irrational terror has been stoked by complicit media that have whipped the public into a state of trembling fear of a health “threat” which is no threat at all to 99.8% of the population. 

Up until now, Ocala has been a bastion of sanity in a world gone crazy. If you knuckle under to your critics and sign the mask ordinance, you will be participating in stoking the flames of hysteria. Mayor Guinn, if you sign the ordinance, will you be doing so being quite sure that all the studies which show that face masks can depress the immune system are wrong? Are you sure that you will not be making things worse for most people in the long run? Are you quite certain that face masks will do what not one manufacturer of any masks is willing to certify they can do, that is, stop the spread of viruses? 

Sincerely,  

Sal Fariello

Sal’s professional credentials persuade politicians and bureaucrats to heed him. “But not mine!” you wail. “So what can I do to counteract this madness?” Notice the reason Guinn cites for his refusal: “Most want me to veto it. Probably 99 plus percent…”

How many folks do you know? How many can you convince to reject the totalitarianism so rapidly consuming us, even if by nothing more than your example? You are far more influential and powerful than you realize. It was rebels like us turning out to fight the Redcoats who won the first Revolution.

This one is arguably even more essential to freedom.

10:27 am on August 11, 2020

Politics 101: Walter Karp and Power Elite Analysis

For almost fifty years I have been an enthusiastic fan and promoter of the works of the great Walter Karp. Karp was a masterful prose writer and political analyst, a true Jeffersonian republican and foe of the plutocratic oligarchy which has dominated our nation-state since its inception.

Read his powerful essay, Republican Virtues, originally published in Harper’s, July 1979. The essay also appears in Buried Alive: Essays on Our Endangered Republic (a posthumously gathered collection of Walter Karp’s essays edited by Lewis Lapham and Ellen Rosenbush) under the title “The Two Americas.”

In such uncompromising works as Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule, The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, and Liberty Under Siege: American Politics 1976-1988,  Karp demonstrated his unparalleled ability to accurately see and cogently describe the raw essence of political power. His works are therefore essential to understanding power elite analysis. Nicholas Strakon has written a powerful, penetrating critique of Karp’s Indispensable Enemies, which is also deeply appreciative of his path-breaking analytical genius, describing Karp as “a political Galileo and Linnaeus.” Strakon’s essay also draws upon such necessary works as Murray N. Rothbard’s “Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy,” G. William Domhoff’s The Powers That Be, James Burnham’s The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom, and Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III, “Toward a Theory of State Capitalism: Ultimate Decision-Making and Class Structure.”

Every day we see further distortions and egregious outrages concerning “cancel culture” and the teaching of American history in schools and universities. In his classic essay, Text Book America. The Teaching of History, Karp goes beyond this present degeneracy to outline the roots of how the teaching of our history was subverted.

Finally, in these heated days of campaign 2020, with machinations, manipulations, and egregious frauds being inflicted upon the American public, a quick review of Politics 101 via Walter Karp and power elite analysis is called for by all LRC readers.

6:56 am on August 11, 2020

Making Bars Great Again!

By way of a vaccine.

5:55 pm on August 10, 2020

How many Melbourne cops does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Since Melbourne is effectively ground zero for total Covid tyranny, let’s watch it unfold, shall we?

 

5:52 pm on August 10, 2020

Murder Charge For Not Wearing A Mask?

12:34 pm on August 10, 2020

Abolition of Private Property . . .

. . . is the first plank in the ten-plank platform of The Communist Manefisto.  It is also the top priority of the “trained Marxists” (their words) who founded Black Lives Matter, as was on display last night in Chicago.

11:34 am on August 10, 2020

In Covidworld Good News is Bad News, Up is Down . . .

I noticed a headline in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel this morning at the grocery store announcing that deaths from COVID (even with the bogus death count) are way down.  The main point of the article, however, is that this is BAD news, since the number of cases is up (testing over 100,000 people per day with notoriously inaccurate and downright fraudulent and corrupt testing), so that deaths are boud to go UP in the future.

We must keep the public as frightened as possible until the Bolsheviks take over the White House, after which everything will be peachy keen — as long as you submit to three or more forced vaccinations, courtesy of the American Dr. Mengele, Bill Gates.

11:16 am on August 10, 2020

Palm Beach County Government Sent Every Resident Two Face Masks

A red one (as in “Red Scare,” “Code Red,”  or Mao’s “Little Red Book”) and a standard light blue one.  Here’s mine.

11:08 am on August 10, 2020