Cameron Wilkinson contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: Totalitarianism seeks to capture the total populace by way of conquering the total person. By total person I mean everything that makes a person a person: laughing, fighting, singing, marrying, parenting, solving, creating, and worshiping. Totalitarianism conquers a person by limiting his experience of the world and thereby leading him to sneer, backstab, chant, divorce, propagandize, destroy, and mock.
Tyler O’Neil contributor to PJMedia on Biden’s Thursday COVID-19 anniversary speech to the nation: Yet Biden’s dour tone on the end of COVID-19 may suggest something else, something perhaps too horrible to contemplate. Is the president actually depressed that the pandemic is receding? Does he fear that COVID-19 will no longer provide an “opportunity” for “structural” change? That would be truly terrifying.
Conrad Black contributor to American Greatness: Joe Biden, a man who 34 percent of Americans think is not sufficiently mentally alert for his office, is presiding amiably over a regime infested with anti-American forces.
George Orwell English novelist and author of 1984: The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
Richard Trumka President AFL-CIO: Under no circumstances can we allow the filibuster—a procedure rooted in generations of disenfranchisement of citizens of color—to stand in the way of the U.S. government protecting the right of all American citizens to vote in the 21st century.
Hakim: Yes, President Trump, The Nation Sorely Misses You
In the span of six short weeks, America has gone from a nation of dignity, respect, and safety to one of ridicule, danger, and risk. Seriously. Thanks, Joe! Wherever you are! Some examples are in order. […] Six weeks into the Biden Administration and a Democratic Party-controlled Congress, our borders are dangerously porous; COVID-infected migrants are freely entering and staying in the country; police officers are less safe, less protected, and more vulnerable; and those previously convicted of certain types of crimes are free to stay in the country despite the fact that they are here illegally. As a result of Biden’s policies, Americans have lost jobs, consumer confidence is down, and tensions in the Middle-East are worsening.
Read more at American Greatness.
Sundance: Nails It, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Discusses The UniParty Process in Washington DC as an Economic System
Today MTG appeared on the Steve Bannon podcast to discuss her perspective and experience in Washington DC with Democrats and Republicans. Ms. Greene notes her experience with the UniParty apparatus, a singular political outlook that surrounds all of the politicians occupying Washington DC. The Conservative Treehouse has long discussed this exact issue. […] With people taking notice of DC politics for the first time; and with people not as familiar with the purpose of DC politics; we end up within two different references. Perhaps it is valuable to reset the larger frames of reference and provide clarity. Most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a House or Senate representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. There is not a single person in congress writing legislation or laws. In modern politics not a single member of the House of Representatives or Senator writes a law, or puts pen to paper to write out a legislative construct. This simply doesn’t happen. Over the past several decades a system of constructing legislation has taken over Washington DC that more resembles a business operation than a legislative body. Here’s how it works right now.
Read more/Watch the 13 minute Greene interview at The Conservative Treehouse.
Friday: What is Mitch McConnell up to?
I wondered how long it would take the national press to notice SB 228 now working through the Kentucky Legislature. It effectively takes the power of filling a U.S. Senate appointment away from the Kentucky governor, Democrat Andy Beshear. The Republican sponsors claim they are just covering the bases, so to speak, with a modern law on U.S. Senate vacancies. There’s some truth to that. For example, it’s smart to protect Rand Paul’s seat in the next few years, if he moves on by taking a Cabinet post in the next administration. Nonetheless, this has set off speculation that Sen. McConnell is leaving soon in some sort of deal for Biden’s resignation, where the Democrats will then briefly have a window to fill the V.P. vacancy. Sorry, folks. I’ve known Mitch for 45 years. That’s about the last thing he would ever do.
Read more at American Thinker.
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S WUHAN FLU LOCKDOWN CELEBRATORY ANNIVERSARY ADDRESS TO THE NATION
ABC News: Transcript: Joe Biden delivers remarks on 1-year anniversary of pandemic
President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time address on the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus outbreak officially being declared a pandemic.
Read the transcript at ABC News.
Watch the speech at YouTube.
McLaughlin: Fox Contributor Ben Domenech Lashes Out at Biden Address: ‘Garbage Speech Full of Lies From a Senile Person’
Domenech doubted that Biden is truly the president given he has not yet held a solo press conference, criticized the new president’s defense of the stimulus bill, and doubted that the current efforts to combat the coronavirus would lead to the reopening of American schools. Domenech is not the first on Fox News to claim Biden is senile.
Read more at Mediaite.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Black: A Kingdom of the Anti-American Elite
It is disappointing that the wave of national revulsion that must be rising up from the depths of American public opinion has not broken over the heads of the cancelers, statue-defacers, bigots, defamers of American history, and secular iconoclasts. Official committees in various cities, such as San Francisco and Chicago, recommend taking the names of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other great American statesmen off schools (where teachers refuse to give up their paid vacations and go back to generally under-educating and often deliberately misinforming their students) and other public buildings. The waves of censorship are lapping at the feet of Shakespeare. Can the Bible be far behind? Joe Biden’s secretary of health and human services is a militant atheist and compulsive abortionist, responsible for the prosecution of the Little Sisters of the Poor for declining to pay the contraception, sterilization, and abortion expenses of those whom they employ or house. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denies a “crisis” exists on the southern border, even though . . . […] Climate czar John Kerry actually professes to believe that without drastic measures to restrain the use of carbon, the world will be . . . […] There are many kooks, militant socialists, other-worldly faddists, and monomaniacs being packed into senior echelons of several departments, reflecting the ramshackle coalition that supports the administration. […] It is all mad and tends to confirm the fears of Abraham Lincoln, who famously said that no foreign army could “by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years,” that America “will live forever or die by suicide.”
Read more at American Greatness.
Ballasy: Over $57 billion in hidden taxes lurking in Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill
Read more at Just the Facts.
THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN
Prager: Most American Schools Are Damaging Your Child
I have been telling parents for decades that sending a child to almost any college is playing Russian roulette with his or her values. But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun’s six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, 5 of the 6 chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America (or Canada or anywhere else in the English-speaking world), the odds are that your child’s decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently. The worse news is that sending your child to almost any elementary school or high school — public or private — is fast becoming equally toxic. More and more schools are being taken over by left-wing ideologues and by nonideologues who lack the courage to confront the ideologues. Once infected with leftism, these schools teach children to . . .
Read more at FrontPage Magazine.
Cleveland & Pullmann: States Need To Protect Children From Trans Abuse By Investigating Planned Parenthood Now
As Democrats in the Senate prepare to advance the so-called Equality Act to enshrine transgenderism everywhere possible, whistleblowers have come forward to illustrate the horrifying realities of transgender “medicine.” Their stories also offer a peek into a dark network of institutions hoping to reap massive amounts of taxpayer and insurance company dollars sterilizing their victims, giving them heart attacks, and chopping off fully functioning body parts, all for financial and political gain. Many of the victims of transgender “medicine” are manipulated children. It will surprise nobody paying attention that a major player in this growing network profiteering from human pain is the nation’s largest abortion corporation, Planned Parenthood. Long a massive Democrat financier amply repaid with PR and government preferences by Democrat politicians such as Vice President Kamala Harris, Planned Parenthood has been swiftly diversifying its human charnel business into transgender “services.”
Read more at The Federalist.
CLIMATE CRISIS: IT’S POLITICAL
Real Climate Science: New York Times : Most East Coast Beaches Gone By 2020
In 1995, the New York Times predicted “most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years” Barack Obama believes in the science, and just bought a $15 million home on an East Coast beach. The article also said : . . . Since then, winter snow cover has increased to near record highs.
Read more Real Climate Science.
WUHAN FLU: IT’S POLITICAL
One Year Later, Vindication for Lockdown Skeptics
One year ago, I tweeted: “This is what the Left wants. They want people stripped of wealth, isolated, and terrified. They want sources of joy—church, sporting events, vacations, large social gatherings—eliminated. This is how they get control. And it’s far scarier than any virus.” It was not a popular sentiment at the time. […] Anyone skeptical of the alleged effectiveness of lockdowns or concerned about the long-term consequences was condemned as a bloodless “grandma killer” or “greedy capitalist” defying science and lacking compassion. But from the start, “the curve” was bogus stagecraft. […] My experience covering the hyperpartisan scientific community for years taught me to view coronavirus fearmongering and lockdown orders with skepticism. The credentialed class declared war on Donald Trump the night he won. Scientific “experts” cannot be trusted to separate their political agendas from their professional obligations, which they proved last summer when the “social distancing” dogma they foisted on the rest of us suddenly didn’t apply to mobs of “social justice” protestors and rioters enraged over George Floyd’s death. […] What’s truly alarming is how many Americans want this cruelty to persist despite its proven ineffectiveness at “stopping” the spread of the virus. According to a new Pew Research poll, 74 percent of Democrats would keep restaurants closed to in-person dining and 66 percent of Democrats would keep schools closed. The “party of science” continues to defy science, common sense, and compassion. The only upside to the lockdown catastrophe is that the depravity of our ruling class has been fully exposed. Their crimes against Americans . . .
Read more at American Greatness.
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