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by Penny Starr
The focus of last week’s G20 summit was world banking, and financial and economic stability, but the leaders of the nations that took part made climate change the focus of a statement issued at the conclusion of the gathering on Saturday.
The liberal media responded with headlines shouting that the whole world was united on the imminent danger of climate change, except for President Donald Trump who is alone in his rejection of the Paris climate accord:
• CNN: “G20 closes with rebuke to Trump’s climate change stance”
• UK Independent: “The G20 proves it. Because of Donald Trump, the world no longer looks to America for leadership”
• Yahoo News: “G20 summit shows Trump took U.S. from first to worst on climate change in under a year”
• ABC: “G20 leaders reaffirm support for climate change action and stand against United States”
• Toronto Sun: “Trump resisting climate change action at G20″
• UK Express: “G19 gang up on Donald Trump with dig at climate change at G20″
• Slate: “When it Comes to Climate Change, It’s G19 vs the United States”
“The final statement of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, underlined that the other countries and the European Union supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Mr. Trump,” the AP reported.
“They called the deal to reduce greenhouse gases ‘irreversible’ and vowed to implement it quickly and without exception,” the AP reported.
“The other countries, from European powers such as Germany to emerging ones such as China and energy producers such as Saudi Arabia, merely ‘took note of the US position, which was boxed off in a separate paragraph.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel “made clear the separate paragraph applied only to the United States” and called the U.S. decision “regrettable.”
On June 1, Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris accord, signed onto by former President Barack Obama as an “executive agreement,” which did not have the approval needed from the U.S. Senate to put into place an international treaty.
Trump said his decision was made because the agreement would harm American businesses and workers.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,” Trump said.
“I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,” Trump concluded.
by Ian Hanchett
During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump said, “The era of economic surrender is over – and a new national pride is sweeping across our land.”
Transcript as Follows:
“My fellow Americans,
Here at the White House, we are dedicating the month of July to three of our favorite words – MADE IN AMERICA. For more than two centuries, those three beautiful words have been the world standard for quality, craftsmanship and excellence – and they still are today.
As President, one of my highest priorities is to restore American Manufacturing. For decades, American jobs have been ripped out of our communities, industries and towns have been stripped bare, and the entire communities have been uprooted and left. Foreign nations got rich at America’s expense – and many special interests profited from this great global theft of American wealth.
Since taking the oath of office, our government has adopted a new philosophy: AMERICA FIRST – and believe me, it’s about time. The era of economic surrender is over – and a new national pride is sweeping across our land. You see it, I see it, we all see it.
Industry confidence has soared to the highest level ever recorded.
One of my first acts was ordering all federal agencies to enforce two simple rules: Buy American, and Hire American. We want to build with American Workers, and with American Iron, Aluminum and Steel.
We are also tearing down every possible barrier to domestic energy production to unleash the full power of our economy. The American people will finally be allowed to tap into the vast energy wealth sitting right beneath our feet or right below our shores.
We have also sent a clear message to the world that we will not allow other nations to take advantage of us any longer.
That’s why I withdrew from the one-sided Paris Climate Accord – and believe me, it was one-sided. Not a good deal for our country. And the job-killing Trans Pacific Partnership, and that’s why we are pursuing a total renegotiation of NAFTA and if we don’t get it, we will terminate – that is end NAFTA forever.
Every other nation on earth protects its own interests. America is finally going to do the same.
And as we continue to fight for American workers and industry, it won’t be long before we see the Made in America label proudly displayed on thousands of new products all across this great land and exported all around the world.
Thank you, God bless you, God bless America. We are all doing a job, we are working very hard. It will be America First. It will be Make America Great Again. It’s happening.”
By Bob Fredericks
President Trump literally put the squeeze on Vladimir Putin during their first meeting on Friday — giving the Russian strongman a bone-crunching handshake as they posed for photos.
“If this shake were a prize fight, and it nearly was, I would have awarded a points victory to Trump,” body-language expert Judi James said afterward.
The 6-foot-3 Trump, she told The Sun, was “dominant” in the grip-and-grin session with the 5-foot-7 Putin.
“The gap [between them] was a sure sign of the pressure felt by both men at that moment, but as Putin raised an almost wary-looking hand for the shake Trump leaned forward with an outstretched arm and offered his hand palm-up,” James said. “This is an infamous power-trap and Putin had no option but to put his hand into the clamp.”
Photos show Trump’s hand wrapped around Putin’s, tightly squeezing the Russian’s fingers.
“Once there he suffered an underarm-patting from Trump that made the US president look like the dominant leader, so much so that Putin responded with a pointed finger, which is the body language equivalent of drawing a weapon,” she said.
The president also looked more relaxed than the former head of the KGB, reputedly a savvy politician and cold-blooded leader.
“If Trump wanted to show friendliness but superior status I have to say he nailed it this time,” James said.
By Dr. Robert Owens on June 15, 2017
That is the screech we’re about to hear emanating from the denizens of the swamp. It is beginning to percolate already. Though predicted in this column by this author before the inauguration it still has a jarring impact on the senses.
Back in the Dream Times when the Deep State was able to turn Watergate into a Silent Coup the precedent was set. If someone tries to overturn the moneychanger’s tables they must be destroyed. If it’s a president, even one elected for the sole purpose of adding some reality to the mirage of a dysfunctional democracy portrayed by our functioning oligarchy, they must be hounded out of office, disgraced, and discredited.
That’s the play book. The perpetually re-elected hacks aided and abetted by the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS Cartel and their paleo partners in print have latched on to their intended weapon, “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”
No matter that the initial facts of the story are ludicrous: the fictional Golden Shower Dossier and the Russian hack of the DNC, which was in fact an inside job. It doesn’t matter that the very foundation of the Russian collusion theory is built on sand; we now have a Special Counselor. We can’t call him a Special Prosecutor because there is no legal foundation to appoint a Special Prosecutor, so if we call him a Special Counselor that should fool all of us out here in fly-over country.
Prosecutors always believe whoever they are investigating is guilty and that their job is to find enough evidence to prove what they believe. Innocent until you are proven guilty, right. Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to have been involved in a criminal trial and lived to talk about it knows how that feels in reality. It inspired some to look at the courthouse and say, “It may say justice on the outside but there isn’t any on the inside.”
Remember the Valerie Plame investigation? Someone blew her cover as an undercover CIA operative. Before the investigation even started they knew who did it. Eventually after a few years and millions of dollars they never prosecuted anyone for the leak; instead they prosecuted Lewis “Scooter” Libby the Chief of Staff of Vice President Dick Chaney for inconsistencies in his testimony.
These are search and destroy missions. They are looking to get at least one conviction to justify all of their expense and to puff up the reputations of the scalp hunters who run them. This Special “Counselor” is one of the closest associates of James “The Leaker” Comey. He is staffing his office with Obama and Hillary supporters and we’re supposed to believe his investigation of a non-crime that never happened will produce objective results that anyone anywhere would imagine are justice?
Witch hunts find witches. That’s what they do. Have you ever been on a snipe hunt? Ever find any snipes?
If anyone was interested in finding real collusion to disrupt an American election they could look into the subject of the DNC emails leaked to WikiLeaks; the proven collusion between the Hillary Clinton campaign, Donna Brazile, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Did you ever notice that none of the principles ever denied what was in the leaked emails, they merely complained about who leaked what to who. Why isn’t there a Special Counselor looking in to how these people stacked the cards against poor old Bernie Sanders? He said all along the election was rigged and he was right after all. Why no interest in this? It doesn’t serve to keep the swamp damp that’s why.
Our elite masters, the perpetually re-elected, the Deeps State, and the Media Cartel are setting the stage. They must drive Trump from office before he can actually drain the swamp. They must drive him out disgraced and repudiated or else we poor blind masses might figure out that we don’t need technocrats to rule us.
I am for establishing a new political party. I think it should be the Telephone Book Party. I think we could pick the first 535 names out of any phone book in the country and get a Congress at least as good as the best one that money can buy. At least that way we might get some actual working people in there.
Until my new party figures out how to win a mandate we have to endure with what we have and these political savants are determined to undue the results of the last election. None of their fellow swamp dweller won, so they have banded together and the twin headed bird of prey that is the government party is clearly on display.
They won’t let little things like votes, or facts, or what’s good for America get in their way. No, they will soldier on and soon we will hear this predator’s screech “IMPEACH TRUMP!!!! IMPEACH TRUMP!!!!” echoing through the land.
By Dr. Robert Owens on June 9, 2017
Resist 45 and the Government in Exile
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the packed gun shows his extreme disjointed attacks on the Second Amendment inspired, we’re confronted with the sorry spectacle of a former American President speaking against us on foreign soil. I knew this guy reminded me of Jimmy Carter. When you hate America it doesn’t matter what your job is or isn’t, you’ll always find a venue that rejoices as you attack Old Glory.
After an all too brief (for us) vacation orchestrating the Resist 45 Movement from his lair in DC the Instigator-in-Chief couldn’t resist a chance to visit the scene of one of his most famous speeches, Berlin. The fact that Europe’s leading exponent of unlimited immigration German Chancellor Merkel agreed to receive him as a fellow head of state must have made his narcissistic head swim.
Here he is trying to upstage President Trump’s well received visit to Saudi Arabia by attempting to push his shopworn platitudes down people’s throats instead of playing golf with Tiger Woods. It seems no one told him Americans are tired of hearing the same old song no matter how loudly the supine Germans cheer as they’re overwhelmed by the migration flood.
“We can’t isolate ourselves,” the former president said from a platform at the Brandenburg Gate. “We can’t hide behind a wall.” Of course everything should be taken in context. What was the Ex-President (oh how I love the ‘Ex’ part of that) saying: “One way we can do a better job is to create more opportunities for people in their home countries,” Mr. Obama said. “If there are disruptions in these countries, if there is bad governance, if there is war, or if there is poverty in this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves — we can’t hide behind a wall.”
And do you think that applies to everyone equally? According to the Washington Times, “Like so many liberals and ‘progressives,’ the former president does not mean that what he says should be taken literally, or even seriously. Walls, after all, are relative. America can’t have one, but he can. The president lives in an enormous rented mansion behind a brick and stone wall built just for him, and which he has fitted out as the White House in exile, with a staff and lots of electronic communications gear, requiring the seizure of a quarter of a mile of a quiet residential street to be guarded by a Secret Service detail not much smaller than the platoon of heavily armed agents who kept him safe, sound and ready for action at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
He even had some advice on child care, “A child on the other side of the border is no less worthy of love and compassion than my own child. We can’t distinguish between in terms of their worth and inherent dignity, and that they’re deserving of shelter and love and education and opportunity.”
This from a man who Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, just revealed directed Customs and Border Protection to release 16 members of the remarkably brutal MS-13 gang, freed to look at will for opportunities to kill and plunder. “[The federal authorities] apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed them into our communities,” the senator told his committee. How does this help provide safety for American children when these gang members terrorize our schools and communities?
These globalists are more interested in advancing their agenda than in protecting America and its citizens.
According to one of their minions, a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, “Judges are humiliated and dehumanized whenever they must enforce the nation’s immigration laws.” Judges are humiliated when they have to enforce laws? What kind of tin hat wearing alternate reality is this puffed-up self-anointed Carter appointed king in a black robe coming from? What set this ruler of men in a rage against the machine?
He was unable to block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children. The outraged jurist complained, “We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz’s removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system.” In his blast from on high he continued, “We are compelled to deny Mr. Magana Ortiz’s request for a stay of removal because we do not have the authority to grant it. We are not, however, compelled to find the government’s action in this case fair or just. … The government’s decision to remove Magana Ortiz diminishes not only our country but our courts, which are supposedly dedicated to the pursuit of justice. Magana Ortiz and his family are in truth not the only victims. Among the others are judges who, forced to participate in such inhumane acts, suffer a loss of dignity and humanity as well. I concur as a judge, but as a citizen I do not.”
This judge is a perfect representative of the Deep State, the permanent government. They don’t care who is elected or what the people may want. They have their agenda and they’re going to continue to try and shove it down our throat until we either accept it or choke.
A president in exile leading a resistance movement against the man elected to succeed him, a Deep State of bureaucrats dedicated to the disruption of the government they are sworn to serve. What are we to do?
Why worry when we can pray?
Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.
By Theodore Miraldi on June 7, 2017
Apocalyptic & PUNCH-DRUNK On Power
The Left’s gone Apocalyptic!
Trump has given the Planet the Finger! Somehow if the Middle Class in our nation refuses to pay polluters to stop destroying the climate, it’s America’s FAULT!
The World is a Mess, and Trump barely in office 6 months is to BLAME!
They must really think the rest of us are just plain stupid. It’s the failed policies of the Anointed One that is responsible for bringing the mess out There … HERE!
The greatest tragedy befalling the Democrats has been the loss of feeling the pulse of the middle class. So invested in minority issues, the oars that power the Ship of State are floating aimlessly in a sea of delusions.
Feeling invincible after 8 years of petulant power brokering, Harvard types and Ivy leaguers have created a maze of half truths, and fake information.
The wholesale failures of the Free Press to investigate and report is pushing propaganda to the young and idealism to the hardliners who care little for the truth.
The Arrogance of Power displayed by Obama has trickled down to his fanatical base in an effort to make the United States of America, a South American Nightmare.
The losers within our society have been made to feel like the winners through no logical process, or qualified achievements. This folly of fools have talked themselves into thinking they have finally overcome their stupidity to become the brain trust of the nation.
The so-called Free Press isn’t all that Free anymore. What unfortunately has become easy to divulge is, un-sourceable gibberish and hacked classified documents. Hillary Clinton was proven to leak classified information by the thousand. Where was the Free Press?
The same nefarious forces within the Obama regime are still at work trying to take down our government. They are Punch Drunk by a charlatan that gave the nation his middle finger and enjoyed every second of watching this nation loose its footing at home and abroad.
Nothing but hysteria from the Losers. Nothing seems to change.
By Dr. Robert Owens on June 1, 2017 American politics, Dr. Robert Owens
American Spymaster and Election Hacker Revealed
For months we’ve heard endless reports concerning the supposed ties between the Trump campaign and the Darth Vader of the progressive’s nightmares, Putin’s Russia. The thin gruel of this plot has swirled from the swamp in DC through the megaphone of the ABC CBS NBC PBS CNN MSNBC Cartel until one would think every day Americans out here in fly-over country were actually thinking about it.
Finally after months of exhaustive research the spy-master of the most extensive surveillance campaign aimed at Americans can be revealed. The one man who used every avenue possible to invade the privacy of American citizens in History has had the mask of denial ripped away. Besides Hillary and the DNC rigging the primaries to stop Bernie who actually tried to use illegally obtained information to influence the presidential election in 2016?
The Obama Administration routinely spied on Americans. According to John Solomon and Sara Carter of CIRCA:
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.
The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.
The admitted violations undercut one of the primary defenses that the intelligence community and Obama officials have used in recent weeks to justify their snooping into incidental NSA intercepts about Americans.
According to Paul Sperry of the New York Post the Obama Admiration used its control of America’s vast intelligence gathering apparatus in an attempt to hack the election. While the show trials in Congress continue to build a paint-by-numbers PR case about Russians acting in collusion with the Trump campaign those who really tried to subvert the electoral process are being protected by the same political hacks running the phony investigations.
As Sperry reveals and relates:
New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election.
The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.
We now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke.
The FISA court called it a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue” that NSA analysts — in violation of a 2011 rule change prohibiting officials from searching Americans’ information without a warrant — “had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”
A number of those searches were made from the White House, and included private citizens working for the Trump campaign, some of whose identities were leaked to the media. The revelations earned a stern rebuke from the ACLU and from civil liberties champion Sen. Rand Paul.
We also learned this week that Obama intelligence officials really had no good reason attaching a summary of a dossier on Trump to a highly classified Russia briefing they gave to Obama just weeks before Trump took office.
Under congressional questioning Tuesday, Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan said the dossier did not “in any way” factor into the agency’s assessment that Russia interfered in the election. Why not? Because as Obama intel czar James Clapper earlier testified, “We could not corroborate the sourcing.”
But that didn’t stop Brennan in January from attaching its contents to the official report for the president. He also included the unverified allegations in the briefing he gave Hill Democrats.
In so doing, Brennan virtually guaranteed that it would be leaked, which it promptly was.
In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.
Langley vets say Brennan was the most politicized director in the agency’s history. Former CIA field operations officer Gene Coyle said Brennan was “known as the greatest sycophant in the history of the CIA, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton before the election. I find it hard to put any real credence in anything that the man says.”
Coyle noted that Brennan broke with his predecessors who stayed out of elections. Several weeks before the vote, he made it very clear he was pulling for Hillary. His deputy Mike Morell even came out and publicly endorsed her in the New York Times, claiming Trump was an “unwitting agent” of Moscow.
Brennan isn’t just a Democrat. He’s a radical leftist who in 1980 — during the height of the Cold War --voted for a Communist Party candidate for president.
When Brennan rants about the dangers of strongman Vladimir Putin targeting our elections and subverting our democratic process, does he not catch at least a glimpse of his own reflection?
What he and the rest of the Obama gang did has inflicted more damage on the integrity of our electoral process than anything the Russians have done.
How does all this surveillance keep us safe? In Great Britain where there is more government surveillance than in any other western state it didn’t help stop the recent Manchester bomber. According to press reports, he was known to the British intelligence services, he had traveled and possibly trained in bomb-making in Libya and Syria, his family members warned the authorities that he was dangerous, and he even flew terrorist flags over his house. What more did he need to do to signal that he may be a problem?
Of course here in America our government’s watchers are going to do it better ……. of course they will… ;–)
My question is: As they are watching us who watches them besides secret courts that report only to the perpetually re-elected guardians of the dysfunctional democratic process in a well-functioning oligarchy?
Never mind the facts. Don’t pay any attention to who did what. Ignore an ex-president operating a deep state government in exile while orchestrating the Resist 45 Movement.
By Aleks Yakubssohn
As the debates on the nature, scope and need of American-Ukrainian relations do not subside and keep flaring, and in light of some fairly controversial statements made recently by the current US state secretary, i’d like to lay a ‘magic seven’ of arguments in favor of America continuing its policy of support for the fledgling post-Soviet state, other than, of course, me being its native.
1. Ukraine is an important asset in European collective security system. It’s stability and territorial integrity is vital to the order and safety of hundreds of millions of people residing in neighboring regions, in particular to the nation’s West, which are almost all member of European Union and/or NATO. Sure, Ukraine itself is not a member of either alliance and won’t likely be for a while, but the best way to ensure one’s own security is to help out a neighbor, moreover one that has repeatedly shown good disposition to you. US, as a guarantor and benefactor of European stability, is surely interested in Ukraine’s role in it.
2. Unfortunately, in recent dozen or so years we have had to contend with increased assertiveness and sometimes outright aggression of current Russian government, the brunt of which Ukraine has taken in the last three years. But the disturbing conduct of the Kremlin inhabitants does not by any means end in its or other post-Soviet republics’ territory: we ourselves are seeing repeated provocations by Russian airforce and battleships even near our shores, near-conflict situations on Syria, North Korea and so on. Supporting Ukraine in its European political and cultural choice would help fend Kremlin’s advances and eventually positively influence Russia proper, by striving to create a Western-style free and prosperous society. Sure, right now that goal seems quite far, but as the proverb goes, when there’s a will there’s a way.
3. There are many Ukrainians and people of other East European origins in the United States, such as Poles, Serbs, Croats, Hungarians, Czechs, Russian and Russian speakers and so on, who are sympathetic to Ukrainian and broader, East Europeans causes and affairs, in some states such as Illinois they even make up a very large part of the population(Chicago, for instance, is the world’s second-largest ‘Polish’ city after the nation’s capital of Warsaw), who watch anxiously what’s happening in their native lands, partake in their plights financially, personally and in many other ways, and whose interests and aspirations should not be neglected. Showing understanding of the needs and struggles faced by those East Europe nations, we would secure support of that electoral bloc, while serving general interests of our values.
4. Ukraine’s struggle for freedom itself should be seen in the light of America’s own values and history, as United states both faced early in its own existence very similar challenges and threats of ‘brotherly’ overlordship, and also has been historically known to aid other freedom-aspiring nations, be it in its own hemisphere, East Asia, Europe or Mid East. It is, in short, a very AMERICAN thing to support a nation, especially so large and influential, in its attempt to basically stand on its own two feet, without outside coercion.
5. It is besides everything else, a matter of American prestige. To abruptly end support of Ukraine’s drive to independence and right to pick its own destiny, would be a blow to American reputation, even if no other significant interests were at stake–though they definitely are. and in continuation of the ‘interests’ theme, let me say that’
6. the opportunities for American business community, of which our current administration is rightfully mindful, abound in Ukraine. The nation has great infrastructure, scientific, technological and other baggage developed over centuries, as well as untapped potential in exploration of fields such as energy production(coal, shale gas, hydroelectric plants etc). And while neighboring Russia may present larger and richer field of exploration, Ukraine’s attempts at purging itself of corrupt and ineffective aspects of its economy, and to restyle and realign itself with Western concepts and practices of conducting business, provide much healthier working atmosphere. Ukraine needs both support and investment on its way to develop truly modern successful economy, and one who has greater hand in aiding it in this endeavor, will reap richest rewards. There are also great opportunities for American business in working with both government and their colleagues in Ukraine, in such fields, as military, high tech and so on. And while it is always bad when things turn to outright military conflict, the ever present chance of escalation of Kremlin-supported formations’ activities against Ukrainian armed forces, provides a potential for serious military equipment sales to the country–something the previous US president simply chickened out to do.
7. Finally, president Trump has recently stated that he needs and believes in strong cohesive Europe, capable of dealing with modern day challenges: in security, economy, immigration, and other fields. Ukraine is an inalienable part of European history and civilization, and any such planning simply cannot successfully and lastingly work without its inclusion.
There are our seven ‘magic’ arguments in support of continued cooperation and aid by United States of America to Ukraine. Though we are pretty sure that readers can find many more on their own reasons to do so, whereas for opposite views, one might seriously struggle to produce them. We hope this material catches attention of at least someone in current American policy-making circles, and falls on fertile ground.
By Theodore Miraldi
The Multi-Cultural Farce
Culture is the guiding characteristic of every society across the globe. What may astonish many, is that merely 10% of the world lives with the positive effects of Western Society. Western Culture has tamed the savage beast, giving the individual freedom of choice and higher standards of living.
But most of all, it has given higher morality a conscience in a world ripe for disasters each and every day. It’s why most Western Constitutional Democracies/Republics have incremental type governments filled with checks and balances.
Many nations take Immigrants from around the world guided by the old maxim that assimilation into the cultural norms of their adopted countries are expected. Not so any longer, and that’s the heart of the problem.
In the past the only way outside invaders could hijack your community was by physical force, laying the groundwork to change the norms. Now, we gleefully invite individuals from savage nations to disrupt the public safety and destroy the rule of law.
What we are seeing today are immigrants from nations with the most dysfunctional cultures crossing our borders and disrupting our social and cultural norms.
We have seen the dramatic results in our cities, towns and communities and sit idly by contemplating the usefulness of marginal players upon an ever expanding welfare community.
And although Immigrants have contributed to our expansion and power in the past, the majority of the newly arrived care less about becoming American citizens.
We are being raped, morally, economically and legally by a wave Immigrants bent on confrontation and bully tactics. They call Americans Racists who stand up and defend our Laws or Beliefs.
The United States has been looked upon as the last best hope for the world, by the rest of the world.
Immigrants have been welcomed and embraced throughout our history. Those who feel they have some special privilege are wrong. We as a society give that honor to those who are deserving.
It’s time to put the bullies back in the bottle! If you’re here illegally, you have NO RIGHTS!
Thirty years ago, I said the huge influx of Immigrants from our southern border would set our nation back 40-50 years in social development. Why? The left decided that assimilation was either too much trouble for government to oversee, or the immigrants themselves had no intention of assimilation into an English speaking nation. Seeing no clear future adjustment in policy the flood gates remained open.
Americans are now seeing the truth regarding this charade from the left as merely a plan to make this nation less white, and by extension less successful. What could be more irrational than that?
I suggest anyone who still promotes the fantasy that cultures must be embraced should move their wives and children into a community filled with foreigners who disrespect our citizens and nation daily. Try getting a job, try defending your national honor.
It is apparent in cluster communities. The same communities civil rights leaders have opposed as a form of segregation. Have we learned so little, or is this a planned invasion?
One must feel the fear of an ever growing population that wants to tear away the foundations of Western Culture. It’s the very culture that offers the rest of the world hope of a better and safer life.
Diluting the power of the American Dream needs to be resisted at all costs.
The fact that there are more Non-English speaking immigrants in our nation than any time in history should be a dead give-away regarding non-assimilation.
Immigration needs to be slow and with the intent, so that anyone who wants our Freedoms must prove their allegiance to our standards of an orderly society, and not that of a nation that they are fleeing.
When you have figures like Jose Ramos spewing his hatred of White America and its values, gleeful of a possible future when Whites will become the minority, it’s time to act.
Multi-Culturism is failing around the world, and it’s not the first time!
My apologies to those Immigrants who love and serve our nation, sometimes with their lives. We welcome you with open arms. To those who insist on resistance, maybe you’re in the wrong place.
The U S Military could launch strikes against specific North Korean targets as early as next month if North Korea continues threats of nuclear
By Dr. Robert Owens
Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans?
I have asked myself this question many times. Have recent events changed my mind?
The headline blares, “Nunes steps aside from Russia probe.” Why? As Nunes puts it, “Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power.”
Do you think if this was House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Democrat Adam Schiffserving as the head of the committee he would step aside? No way. If this was going on against a Democrat the entire Progressive establishment would be attacking the Ethics Committee for even accepting such accusations.
In a second example let’s look at the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He recuses himself from the Russian witch hunt over non-issues. Does anyone remember that Obama’s last AG Loretta Lynch meeting with Ex-President Clinton on an airport in Arizona while her department was conducting a criminal investigation of his wife? Did she recuse herself? Of course not only Republicans are held to those standards.
Or look at the fake news tsunami about Russian meddling in our recent election. After all this inquiry there is no evidence to support it. WIKI Leaks has provided documents that show our own intelligence organizations routinely hack computers and make it look like the Russians did it. And besides as I have been pointing out all along if the Russians did hack the election and Hillary won the popular vote who was the recipient of any Russian help? Now it comes out that President Obama’s political hatchet woman Susan Rice was the one unmasking people from the Trump campaign and transition team in broad sweep intel gatherings. So it looks like if any government was trying to interfere in a fair election it was ours.
And yet the media drum beat and the hearings, investigations, and charges continue. If this was happening to a Democrat, say to President Obama what would we hear? The media megaphone would be blaring day and night that it was a racially motivated witch hunt. And unlike the Republicans who have some of the leaders of their party in and out of government and those in the media joining in the attacks in a similar situation the Democrats would circle the wagons and defend the attacked 24/7.
Like Charley Brown trying to kick the football over and over again only to have Lucy pull it away; each time the Democrats keep running the same play and the Republicans keep falling for it. This brings us to the question of the day, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?”
I was a fourth generation Republican who cut my teeth in Nixon’s first presidential campaign back in 1960 and then in Barry Goldwater’s failed Presidential bid. I worked for Goldwater, Reagan, and all the following Republican flag wavers who tried to rally the country to a return to limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom. That is I did until Trent Lott’s Republican Senate Majority gave us the impeachment debacle and the explosion of government growth and spending under Hastert, Lott, and Bush. When the Republican Senate refused to impeach President Clinton for crimes he later admitted and when they and their House brethren became Democrat Lite as the party of power, I mailed my membership card to the party that was no longer the Grand Old Party of my great grandfather and became an Independent.
For most of my life I was a party man: accepting some things I didn’t agree with for the greater good of electing a party with a platform I could agree with. However, once it became apparent that as far as the budget went we had elected the foxes to watch the hen house, that the conservative social agenda received a tip-of-the-hat during elections followed by no action, and that the only victims of the impeachment were those brave enough to bring the charges the scales fell from my eyes. Once I saw that the Republicans had lost their moorings and were swilling at the public trough, I realized the platform we conservatives battle so hard for and hold so dear is merely a mirage held in front of social and fiscal conservatives to keep them loyal to a Party captured by the Progressives.
Back in the Dream Time, when my mind was still locked in the glow of Ronald Reagan and all his example and message meant to America, even then I wondered, “What’s wrong with these leaders of ours? Why do the Democrats always seem to outsmart them at every turn?”
Even Reagan, the best of the best, was hoodwinked by Tip O’Neal in the amnesty bargain: we would grant amnesty and then seal the border. The problem is the illegal immigrants got the amnesty; however, America’s border was never sealed. He also signed several tax deals with the Democratic majority. We the People lost many deductions in exchange for lower rates. The deductions never came back even though the rates started rising again as soon as theGipper said good night and George the First forgot to read his own lips.
George Bush the Elder was out maneuvered by the Progressives so many times that 20% of his base ran to Perot opening the door for Clinton and the first attempt to ram national health care down America’s throat. That time they overplayed their hand and the last great strategist among the Republicans, Newt Gingrich, was able to sell a Contract with America and bring the first Republican majority in Congress in 40 years.
Newt kept the promises and brought some fiscal sanity back to Washington. Within a few short years the Republican led Congress ended welfare as we had known it for generations andbalanced the budget. Unfortunately the Party of Lincoln then nominated someone who campaigned as if he had voted for Lincoln. The 1996 Republican campaign would have had to improve several thousand percent to make it to dull. Suddenly, with an assist from the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media it was Clinton, who had been dragged kicking and screaming to the benefit and spending cutting table, who was the author of everything positive Congress had accomplished. The Republicans had been outmaneuvered and outsmarted again.
According to every one of the serial re-counts Bush the younger won Florida and legitimately the presidential race of 2000. Yet, to this day people talk of him being selected not elected. After the dastardly deeds of 9-11 the rhetorically-challenged George captured the hearts of America and the admiration of the Western world by taking a bullhorn and talking to a crowd at ground zero. Yet by fighting and winning America’s first preemptive war and then losing the peace through the lack of planning he soon lost the PR campaign which led to the Pelosi-Reid Congress in 2006 and eventually to the absolute triumph of Progressivism in 2008.
Once their secular messiah was enthroned at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the Progressives with their filibuster proof majority took the reins of single-party rule and imposed their radical agenda to transform America into a Nanny-state based upon the re-distribution of wealth. This wanton destruction of the traditional American society based on limited government and free enterprise sparked a vast rebellion of the silent majority resulting in the teanami of 2010which brought a Republican majority back to the People’s House and an expanded minority to the Senate.
And what is the first thing these political savants do? They reaffirm the same tired leadership and strike a deal that anyone who was paying attention could see was tailor made to save the discredited Obama presidency and set the stage for him to follow in Mr. Clinton’s footsteps taking credit for anything good the historic election might have made possible. What were these so-called leaders thinking? They turned the victory of the grassroots into a capitulation to the elites. Not only did they sign a deal that extended uncertainty and raised estate taxes, they gave the Administration cover for a stealth stimulus filled with porkulous pay-offs designed to help re-elect the President.
Along comes 2012 and the Republican establishment and their friends in the Progressive Media engineer the nomination of the one man who couldn’t beat the worst president in American History with the worst economy since 1932. They surrender the issue of a massively unpopular Obamacare by nominating the author of its prototype. Mr. Romney spends the last debate agreeing with the President’s handling of foreign policy and ignoring the raging controversy over the debacle in Benghazi. If he didn’t throw the election he tossed it away.
Then came Trump, he wins fair and square yet he is illegitimate. There is no evidence of any collusion with the Russians but the seriousness of the charges demand an investigation as is the Democrat standard operating procedure. All of this smoke and mirrors might easily be a cover so that no one gets to investigate the real scandal, that the Obama administration spied on and distributed the findings in an attempt to sabotage the incoming Trump. And the Republicans are either right in there working with the Democrats, they recuse themselves, or they’re merely ineffective in dispersing the smoke and revealing the truth.
So, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?” The answer is they aren’t. It isn’t a matter of intelligence it’s a matter of people with dedication to something larger than themselves, as opposed to people with dedication to seeing themselves as something larger than they are.
The leadership of the Democrat Party is composed of committed radical Progressives. They have a long term agenda to transform America into a socialist welfare state with an unlimited government, and they never lose sight of that goal. They’re willing to commit political suicide, or more accurately they’re willing to encourage their follow travelers who do not occupy safe seats to commit political suicide usually with pay off jobs in government agencies. They never take their eyes off the ball. They’re constantly pushing to move closer to the goal line even if it’s one inch at a time. And after the debacle that was Hillary they are warming to the idea of allowing an outright Socialist to become the leader and agenda driver of their Party.
They say a leopard can’t change his spots and at least the sheep’s clothing is falling off the Faux Socialists who call themselves Democrats. It is interesting to remember that the Communist Party USA went all in for Obama and Clinton. Why run your own candidate when one of the major parties is doing it for you. These are some dedicated community organizers who aim at nothing less than fundamentally transforming America.
By comparison, the leadership of the Republicans is composed of professional politicians. They’re pragmatists who do whatever they have to do and say whatever they have to say to retain their seats, their power, and their perks. They believe the inside the beltway press who tell them how visionary they are to compromise, losing sight of those back home in fly-over country who instead believed the campaign promises and expect their representatives to stand up for principles.
The Party of Lincoln over-and-over chooses to be on the receiving end of Pickett’s Chargeinstead of behind the spit-rail fence firing point blank as their enemy wastes itself in a senseless assault against an immovable barrier. The Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. They could be that immovable barrier holding back the advancing forces of bankruptcy and collapse. Instead the Progressives of the right are once again embracing the frivolous and spurious attacks of the Left against anyone who is really trying to lead away from the super state. Soon they will join the Progressives of left in a bi-partisan campaign to continue the spending, increase the debt, and fool the public.
Paraphrasing the first Republican President, Historian Will Durant once wisely observed, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”
Looking at the question which is the title of this essay, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans” over many years of pondering this question, I haven’t changed my mind. Singleness of purpose and focusing on a goal will make one appear smarter than someone who is merely in it for what they can get. In other words, people who are dedicated to achieving long-term goals who have the ability to delay gratification will always trump self-serving pragmatists who can see no further than the feathers in their own nest.
By Aleks Yakubssohn
As Rex Tillerson is confirmed the new US Secretary of State, and president Trump's foreign policy takes shape, it's time to share some thoughts and suggestions for it, that i find vital.
If there's one central point to Donald Trump's political persona, it's that he's a man of strong, brave and often non-systemic, sometimes even anti-systemic convictions and decisions. And while this may cause uncertainty, it also can be a boon for better future. After all, even though unlike our new president I have for most part been a believer and supporter of what is usually termed these days as 'globalization', 'world system' and so on, I also always maintained that it should only be respected insofar as it benefits the cause and interest of liberty, democracy and justice. In the words of late Russian democratic politician Valeria Novodvorsky, 'a bad regime should not have a good economy, i bad regime should not have a good army, a bad regime should not have a good culture' and so on. Add to it that bad regimes should not have access to free market and other elements of modern society, as they tend to abuse and take advantage of opportunities this society provides, rather than adhere to general rules of conduct, or be grateful to US and others who put this very 'world system' in place and provided these very opportunities, and you pretty much get my foreign policy worldview.
It is also interesting to note, that while much has been made of our new state secretary's connections with Russian president Putin and his hydrocarbon industry cronies, with fears being fanned he and the president might change and even undo key elements of Russian policy of previous US administrations, it has to be noted that Mr Tillerson was a big donor to Jeb Bush's campaign early on in republican primary, and also apparently was suggested as Secy candidate by such 'mainstream' people as Dick Cheney and Condi Rice. Plus as a super experienced oil executive, he is a staunch supporter of exploration and development of energy industry, in particular here at home, which may very well once again bring oil and gas prices down, weakening in process standing of Russian, Venezuelan and some other rogue or unreliable partners.
What's to be done regarding Russian direction of our foreign policy, at this point? While understanding president Trump's desire to obtain good relations with that country, several important factors need to be noted. First of, as is proved among other by recent flair-up of violence in East Ukraine, such desire may meet insurmountable obstacles, that are possibly even beyond control of twice-world's most influential man, current Russian president Vladimir Putin. The situation he and his team largely created, is quite possibly out of their grasp by now. I would suggest at least keeping current sanctions in place, if not, given the president's so far rather friendly disposition towards Putin and his country, increasing them.
Let's also not forget that Russia in big part is at the center of several other conflicts currently going on, in various stages of intensity, from being original and most long-running supporter of North Korean regime(which i sincerely hope president Trump will stick to his promise to obliterate at some point, with goal being the unification of Korea Germany-style), Syrian civil war, where Putin has involved himself formally in order to aid 'legit' regime but really to divert his own populations; attention from Russia's own internal struggles; or currently 'frozen' conflicts in such nations as Georgia, Moldova or Tajikistan; or for that matter, well-attested friendship of Russian government with such 'troublemakers' and, in the language of our new president 'bad hombres' as Maduro or Castro. Whom, by the way, i also hope our new leadership will up the pressure on, as it seems time is ever riper for decisive changes in these and a few other countries currently under far left-regimes. In case of Cuba, i'd suggest restoration of both broadcasting and refugee programs undone by previous US administration, even as we are facing this huge controversy with refugees from other nations. President Trump perhaps knows very well, and it can also be attested by his former primary rivals such as sens Rubio and Cruz, that Cuban refugees are a group much more closely identifying with US and its values, and much less prone to presence of terrorist and other hostile elements, than those currently at the center of controversy. Kremlin is also known to be friends with other regional ultra leftist entities, even as Putin's own ideology and policy is much more right-leaning, in particular in Africa, where it among other supports one of most abject failures and simultaneously brashest self-aggrandizers in all governance history, that is Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. No one in their right state of mind in entire world would object had those regimes-- Zimbabwean, NorthKorean, Venezuealan, Cuban, Iranian, Palestinian(in its HAMAS branch), or Lebanese based shia terrorists of Hezbollah--disappeared off the face of Earth's political map this very instance, and if at some point US directly of indirectly has to do with it, so be it; and the fact of all these entities being on good terms with Russian leadership should not be a deterrent in the least. Times of tying our own hands behind our backs, and apologizing to entire world for nonexistent faults are hopefully over, and this is yet another possible benefit of new president's attitude.
Main fear of possible problems in Russia proper, it appears, has for many years been possible loss of control over world's one of two largest nuclear arsenals. Toward that end, previous US administrations, especially those of Bush senior and Clinton, failed to even fathom possible collapse and split-up of Russian Federation a-la USSR's own demise in 1991. This has led to historical overlooking of other former Soviet countries, and readiness to invest all eggs in a Kremlin basket, shutting eyes on almost anything the Kremlin may be doing in ad to its own country. And while i already mentioned president Trump's original well disposition towards Putin, i also did catch his more recent quote of sometimes changing opinion of people if they fail his trust. Towards this end, let me note that Mr Putin may both be not as reliable nor as strong in control over his nation, as may at first look. Underneath artificially whipped 86% approval rating lies dying economy, burdened by corruption, nepotism, pressure especially on small and medium level business community, unfair taxation and resource distribution system, which takes all earnings from regions into central budget and then kicks back crumbles to regions proper, making both dependent and donor regions and their governors dissatisfied. Severe problems in relations between various regions, especially when residents of 'Russian proper' territories like Siberia see preferential treatment of regions like Chechnya, on appearance of control over which the entire Putin legacy was essentially built. Crumbling infrastructure and many other problems make the situation in Russia appear far less predictable in at least middle and long term if not immediate future, as it seems at first glance.
It may be wise to at least take closer look at regional elites, opposition Russian figures, especially those of somewhat more conservative and nationalist leaning, and perhaps even some military, law enforcement and other 'power structures' personnel of levels under the top one, in order to seek possible future partners dealing with Russia eventually. Nuclear armageddon does not appear to me an inevitability in case of Russian Federation's breakdown, as it seems ways to take the WMP arsenals under control can very well be found, and actually were discussed even in Russian itself during crisis of late 90x-early 2000s. There may very well be people willing to not only cooperate but to call US, NATO and other responsible and capable players to take stock of Russian nukes. Also, it should be noted that had RF split into a few smaller states, none of them would be experiencing such global hegemonic aspirations as whoever finds themselves in Kremlin usually do, so dealing with smaller disjointed entities, even if not all of them are equally democratic or transparent, would be incomparably easier.
This having been said, i do not categorically rule out appearance of new and more agreeable leadership in Russia, and i especially want to emphasize that contrary to long held and seemingly false conviction in western policy making circles, better chance of finding such partner would be among somewhat more conservative and nationalist figures there. let us not forget that staunchest allies and supporters of America and its cause of opposing communism, islamism and other totalitarian entities, have usually come from more right-wing circles, even when it comes to former countries of Axis. Finding pro-American, pro-western and ultimately democratically leaning politicians among nationally conscious Russians is not as hopeless a task as many think. Take it from someone who knows such people first hand, some of whom actually evolved from very originally Anti-Western stances.
After collapse of Eastern bloc and then USSR proper, some western figure said in an interview, that 'we don't have a Marshall plan for former USSR'. i honestly think and always thought that was the problem, and such plan should exist, and not only for former Soviet or generally communist states. If we are to up the pressure on North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Zimbabwe and other regimes from 'the other side of the barricades', we should be ready for the 'morning after the triumph'. lack of such readiness hampered the world's perspectives after WW1, while existence of it helped after WW2. Even as ardent and clear anti-globalist as Pres. Trump will realize that in this matter best defense is offense, and in order to not have to stave off possible aggression at home, we need to be prepared to bring our 'game' to sources of that aggression. And given that president Trump as one of his first actions installed the bust of Churchill back in the oval office, he fully realizes it. Which is extremely encouraging.
We should try to abstain from possible temptation of recognizing some countries as 'backyard' of Russia, or for that matter of any other. For once, Ukraine, currently under Russian pressure and partial military occupation, is too large to be anybody's 'backyard'. A country of roughly 45 million and territory larger than that of France, cannot by definition be anybody's backyard. Secondly, while there's also huge temptation to 'forgive misbehavior' of Russian leadership in order to obtain access once again to tremendous opportunities working in that country's market provides, it also has to be kept in mind that Ukraine in many senses is even more promising. It's market is much more compact, it's shale gas deposits are as attractive as those of Russia, while it's culture is historically much more private business-oriented. And it's always easier to do business with one closer to you mentally, culturally and so on. If we are to adapt the 'America's business as business' as our foreign policy motto, then towards that very goal we need to realize the need for strong geopolitical stance, as sustaining and spreading American values is gonna serve that very goal. Finally, while many in the world like to claim that US is running roughshod in its own 'backyard', let us remind them this is really not so, as US does not muzzle its neighbors unless they pose clear threat such as attempts to spread openly hostile form of government and ideology, such as was in Grenada, or engage in grand levels of criminal activity such as was with Panama's Noriega. In one instance the US even restored its harsh critic, former Haiti president Aristide, in power, despite him using violence against opposition. Not to mention the patience we have exhibited with such openly hostile regimes as those of Castro, Chavez/Maduro, Correa, or Ortega. Far from 'forcing our way everywhere', as Mr Putin likes to do in what he incorrectly deems his own 'backyard' or 'neighborhood'--although as i said before, if we eventually play a role in actually getting rid of those regimes, very few people would complain.
Also, there's recently been novel but slightly disturbing news of so-called 'Calexit' movement opening an 'embassy' in Moscow. I think we would be well positioned to counter such rather unfriendly, on part of Kremlin, act with possible recognition of "Sibexit', 'Chechexit' and so on.
Finally, actions such as recently declared sale of Russian fighter planes to our possibly biggest current adversary, Communist China, also appears to be quite a suspicious move. In the very least Kremlin could refrain from such transactions.
Another hot pressing topic is Syria, and Middle East in general. While president Trump may be seen by many in very skeptical light on these, his initiatives on establishing Syria safety zones, keeping Iran in check(perhaps even striving for regime change there, and i most definitely call on the president to heed the appeal of those asking to support the MEK movement), returning to more clearly supportive stance towards Israel and other signals, are very encouraging. And since as we already said Mr trump is not one overly fearful of violating conventions, including territorial ones, let me express a few ideas here as well.
I trust it is extremely unfair that a 40 million strong and historically influential nation such as Kurds, do not have a statehood of their own. I also find it appearing ever harder for Turkish authorities to maintain control over their country's portion of Kurdistan, and i also find their stern opposition to establishment of possible Kurdish homeland to be misbegotten and near-sighted. Far from provoking more violence between Turks and Kurds, such development could actually help alleviate that tension by providing the chunk of Turkish Kurd populace absolutely unwilling to live under Ankara's rule, with a nationhood of their own.
I also pity the plight of Syrian as well as Iraqi and for that matter, Egyptian Christians, who are at the biggest threat due to instability and violence, and unlike their Lebanese counterparts, don't have either numbers or means of adequately defending themselves. Meanwhile, historically it was precisely Syrian Christians who originated the idea of special "Syrian nationalism', and at this moment at least one of leading Syrian opposition figures is one George Sabra, a Christian. A man like this would make a great compromise figure to lead the country into a new era of reconciliation and true coexistence.
And finally, onto perhaps the most important piece of our new foreign policy landscape--our relations with China, the country alluded to in the headline, as it is known that oranges are native to it and that the very name of orange used in both Russian and German languages''--apelsin'--means 'Chinese apple'. I commend president Trump's brave act of accepting congratulatory phone call from Taiwan's president, but personally i think we shouldn't as much question 'one China concept' as try to plan out for what kind of 'one China' it will eventually be. Even though that country may look much stronger than Putin's Russia, it has many of same problems such as corruption, overt centralization(with current leader Xi Zinpin actually trying to restore Maoist system of personalist control over entire state system), material disparity both between classes and regions, separatist tendencies in places from Tibet to Hong Kong, plus horrible ecological condition and other. Hence, its political system may also not be all that firm as it appears. Once, at much lower state of development and openness to the world, it nearly gave out--in summer of 1989; who's to say it can't happen again?
But we need to realize that it will get worse before it gets better, and the path to weakening or even demise of current Beijing regime may very well lie through lengthy war of nervous attrition with US, as the leadership will do everything in its power to pull the society closer around itself. Only upon reaching certain breaking point will it essentially admit its ideological defeat and need for true changes in various aspects of its country's life, be it economy, politics, treatment of neighbors near and far, internet and other media liberties, religious tolerance and what not. So if we are serious about confronting People's Republic of China, we need to quite brace ourselves.
And since i have already stated that best defense in geopolitical tussling is offense, and one need to find an ally in the camp of adversary in order to seriously increase its chances of success, i again want to call our leadership's attention to the plight of Christians, this time in the 'Orange motherland'. Christians in China are under constant scrutiny and various restrictive measures, forcing them to only attend officially approved churches and congregations, swear loyalty to the government and the party; recently Chinese regime in its pettiness has even resorted to encouraging its citizens to ditch "heathen" wedding traditions, costumes etc. which are mostly closely based and associated with Christian influence, in favor of 'native' ones. Meanwhile, Christianity in the country keeps growing, attracting up to 100 million followers, according to most optimistic estimates; and perhaps most importantly, it essentially, albeit not always explicitly, serves as a mean of cultural association with Western influences. Hence, just like in Middle East too, Chinese Christian community could be counted on as an ally in pushing for more democratic and generally dignified societal organization in China. For with all due respect towards all other religions and cultures, it just so happens today that Western culture sets the basic parameters of most correct way of life, albeit each nation and region are entitled to adapt them to their specifics.
In the words of our 43rd president, said in his penultimate State of The Union address, 'Our union is just, our cause is strong, and tonight that cause goes on. G-D BLESS!'
This video is made as a tribute to the very first actual choice of the American people to be their president as opposed to usual choice of the establishment that the people merely chose from in the past.
By Michael Moore
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.”
Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now.
I can see what you’re doing right now. You’re shaking your head wildly – “No, Mike, this won’t happen!” Unfortunately, you are living in a bubble that comes with an adjoining echo chamber where you and your friends are convinced the American people are not going to elect an idiot for president. You alternate between being appalled at him and laughing at him because of his latest crazy comment or his embarrassingly narcissistic stance on everything because everything is about him. And then you listen to Hillary and you behold our very first female president, someone the world respects, someone who is whip-smart and cares about kids, who will continue the Obama legacy because that is what the American people clearly want! Yes! Four more years of this!
You need to exit that bubble right now. You need to stop living in denial and face the truth which you know deep down is very, very real. Trying to soothe yourself with the facts – “77% of the electorate are women, people of color, young adults under 35 and Trump cant win a majority of any of them!” – or logic – “people aren’t going to vote for a buffoon or against their own best interests!” – is your brain’s way of trying to protect you from trauma. Like when you hear a loud noise on the street and you think, “oh, a tire just blew out,” or, “wow, who’s playing with firecrackers?” because you don’t want to think you just heard someone being shot with a gun. It’s the same reason why all the initial news and eyewitness reports on 9/11 said “a small plane accidentally flew into the World Trade Center.” We want to – we need to – hope for the best because, frankly, life is already a shit show and it’s hard enough struggling to get by from paycheck to paycheck. We can’t handle much more bad news. So our mental state goes to default when something scary is actually, truly happening. The first people plowed down by the truck in Nice spent their final moments on earth waving at the driver whom they thought had simply lost control of his truck, trying to tell him that he jumped the curb: “Watch out!,” they shouted. “There are people on the sidewalk!”
Well, folks, this isn’t an accident. It is happening. And if you believe Hillary Clinton is going to beat Trump with facts and smarts and logic, then you obviously missed the past year of 56 primaries and caucuses where 16 Republican candidates tried that and every kitchen sink they could throw at Trump and nothing could stop his juggernaut. As of today, as things stand now, I believe this is going to happen – and in order to deal with it, I need you first to acknowledge it, and then maybe, just maybe, we can find a way out of the mess we’re in.
Don’t get me wrong. I have great hope for the country I live in. Things are better. The left has won the cultural wars. Gays and lesbians can get married. A majority of Americans now take the liberal position on just about every polling question posed to them: Equal pay for women – check. Abortion should be legal – check. Stronger environmental laws – check. More gun control – check. Legalize marijuana – check. A huge shift has taken place – just ask the socialist who won 22 states this year. And there is no doubt in my mind that if people could vote from their couch at home on their X-box or PlayStation, Hillary would win in a landslide.
But that is not how it works in America. People have to leave the house and get in line to vote. And if they live in poor, Black or Hispanic neighborhoods, they not only have a longer line to wait in, everything is being done to literally stop them from casting a ballot. So in most elections it’s hard to get even 50% to turn out to vote. And therein lies the problem for November – who is going to have the most motivated, most inspired voters show up to vote? You know the answer to this question. Who’s the candidate with the most rabid supporters? Whose crazed fans are going to be up at 5 AM on Election Day, kicking ass all day long, all the way until the last polling place has closed, making sure every Tom, Dick and Harry (and Bob and Joe and Billy Bob and Billy Joe and Billy Bob Joe) has cast his ballot? That’s right. That’s the high level of danger we’re in. And don’t fool yourself — no amount of compelling Hillary TV ads, or outfacting him in the debates or Libertarians siphoning votes away from Trump is going to stop his mojo.
Here are the 5 reasons Trump is going to win:
(Next week I will post my thoughts on Trump’s Achilles Heel and how I think he can be beat.)
By Dr. Robert Owens
State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged Wednesday that Islamic State terrorists are trying to mingle with refugee populations overseas in the hopes of making it to the U.S. posing as a refugee.
New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami said he received instructions from 'terrorist leaders... to attack non-believers'
5000 ISIS terrorists sneak into Europe disguised as ‘refugees’
ISIS plotting terror attacks in America 'THIS YEAR' after jihadis 'exploit refugee crisis'
ISLAMIC State (ISIS) jihadis are plotting to launch terror attacks in America this year after exploiting the refugee crisis, intelligence chiefs have warned.
Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border
Citing sources that include a “Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector,” the conservative watchdog group reported that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is organizing only a few miles from El Paso, Texas, in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez and in Puerto Palomas.
America’s Trojan War combines gut wrenching realism and fast paced action to make this feel like it was ripped from the morning’s headlines.
Lisa Billingham and Sargent Bushings rushed into the building firing into the faces of the enemy. Hundreds and soon thousands of police, firemen, and civilians poured into the buildings of St Elizabeth Hospital. They shot anything that moved. By force of numbers they pushed the defenders back from the windows and doors. Room by room sometimes desk by desk the fire fights raged leaving dead, wounded and dying scattered in every conceivable pose, piled on the floor, slumped over desks and chairs, and half in and half out of doors and windows. It was no exaggeration to say the building was littered with bodies. Still the Americans in their righteous anger assaulted the enemy with a ferocity they had never imagined.
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