Daily News Roundup
President George Washington in 1774: “The crisis is arrived when we must assert our rights, or submit to every imposition, that can be heaped upon us, till custom and use shall make us as tame and abject slaves.”
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Seeing those giant “Black Lives Matter” flags being unfurled at embassies around the world last week was another “surely this can’t be happening” moment for Americans watching the federal government’s steady embrace of evil. It was as if Heinrich Himmler had risen from the grave to lead the Democratic Party in ordering the draping of Schutzstaffel (SS) flags over the entrances to civic buildings of conquered territories. Except all those embassies and consulates are on American soil, so the revolting reality was that the Marxist paramilitary “brownshirts” of BLM had succeeded in conquering the United States. It sent a shiver down my spine.
Philip Carl Salzman contributor to PJMedia: Make no mistake, the woke revolution is a matter of life and death for America, Canada, and Western Civilization. The woke revolution aims at cultural genocide. The West’s Enlightenment culture, freedom, equality, and achievement are the targets of the woke, and are today being replaced by racial, gender, and ethnic collectivism, reverse racism and sexism, racial segregation, and hate for America and the West.
Center For Renewing America: The men and women of the U.S. military are more than just the sword and shield called upon to defend the republic from our enemies. They are the very embodiment of the American idea, fulfilling and showcasing the creed that all men are created equal and tasked with defending our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Efforts by far-left officials in both the civilian and military bureaucracy to corrupt the culture and cripple the purpose of the military through radical Marxist ideologies like CRT must be stopped at all costs. The promotion of CRT in the military poses an existential threat to our national security and a clear and present danger to the republic.
Mark Alexander founder & contributor to The Patriot Post: “The most consequential ‘systemic racism’ in America is the institutionalization of Democrat social policies, which have enslaved poor black citizens on Demo-controlled urban plantations for generations. Consequently, the Democrat Party is the most enduring monument to racial exploitation in America.”
Joy Overbeck contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Call them radical leftists, fascists, socialists, Marxists…or Democrats. But anointing them progressives automatically makes those of us on the flip side “regressives” – backward-thinking, slack-jawed, snaggle-toothed, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. Which gives know-nothings like Joe Biden carte blanche to label the governors of Texas and Mississippi lifting Covid mask mandates “Neanderthal thinking…”
Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: It is interesting how there’s been a shift amid the U.S. government, and now it appears there’s been a decision to let Fauci take the fall for the fraud, lies, manipulation and consequences of the COVID narrative. As we noted last week it’s likely too much information is going to come out about the totality of politically connected fraud that used COVID as an excuse for political power.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted: I saw a lot of people on the border yesterday but Kamala Harris was nowhere in sight.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D- MD ) in a letter to Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID.) demanding Republicans release money for Hama: Gaza is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe. Buildings lie in rubble. Access to clean water and electricity is sporadic or nonexistent. Food insecurity is spreading. COVID-19 is running rampant and thousands of people have been displaced and rendered homeless. The magnitude of the crisis is staggering,
DisclsoeTV tweeted on June 2, 2021: JUST IN – Trump’s blog has been shut down and “will not be returning,” according to his aide Jason Miller, hinting to “broader efforts” the campaign is working on (CNBC). [Note: The president’s blog was From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump ]
BEHIND THE DEEP STATE
Kerr: Jim Jordan Launches Investigation Into Lack Of Federal Oversight Of Risky Gain-Of-Function Experiments
Jordan and Gallagher’s letter, which extensively cited the Daily Caller News Foundation’s previous reporting on the matter, was addressed to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Senior Science Advisor David “Chris” Hassell, who acknowledged during a January 2020 event that there are flaws with the way his department oversees gain-of-function research. […] But Hassell’s review committee wasn’t even notified of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant with the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance that involved the modification of bat-based coronaviruses and the transfer of $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) prior to the pandemic. A NIH spokesperson previously told the DCNF that the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, declined to flag the EcoHealth grant for P3CO review because . . .
Read more at Daily Caller.
Sundance: Fauci Emails Show NIH Director Had No Checks or Balances on His Power Grab Over Our Nation, Fueled By Media Worship and Idolatry
Emails to/from National Institute of Health Director Anthony Fauci have been released to both Buzzfeed [HERE] and the Washington Post [HERE]. The timeframe of the release is January 2020 to mid-June 2020. [Cloud pdf With 3,200+ pages HERE] Within the emails we discover, Fauci had some urgent, time sensitive discussions about “gain of function” research; the weaponization of the COVID virus. Fauci also told colleagues “retail masks don’t work” as protection from COVID due to the molecular size of the virus. Also the emails reveal that Anthony Fauci was very well aware the outbreak came from a possible lab leak. Additionally, there is a warning from a scientist inside the NIH who warned Fauci that China was lying about virus, death rates, spread and data. A hubris filled Dr Fauci responded to the internal warning by telling the physicist his email was “too long for me to read.”… Yeah, think about that. […] Additionally, within the email release there’s a conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S WAR ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN
Erica Mann wrote, in 1938, a book entitled Schools For Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis: The Fuhrer’s best bet lay, from the very beginning, in the inexperience and easy credulity of youth. It was his ambition, as it must be any dictator’s, to take possession of that most fertile field for dictators: the country’s youth. Not because of the ignorance of the young, but because whoever has them has the adults of tomorrow, and can flatter himself that he is lord of the future.
Ng: Barack and Michelle Obama Creating Netflix Animated Series to ‘Reframe’ Children’s Understanding of Government
Barack and Michelle Obama are creating a Netflix animated series designed to “reframe” how children think about government and civic engagement, . . .Netflix announced the ten-episode We the People is set to debut July 4. […] In a press release sent to multiple news outlets, the streamer called the show “an exuberant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living, breathing thing and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world.” The episodes focus on subjects including citizenship, voting, taxes, and activism. The trailer features scenes of young people protesting in the streets and concludes with an image of a raised fist.
Read more/Watch the 1:40 minute trailer at Breitbart.
(Republished per several requests ) POLICY BRIEF: A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN AMERICA
Synopsis: Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a radical theory espousing that all of society is racialized and properly viewed through a prism of identity groups based on race and color, with minorities being the oppressed while white people serve as the oppressor. Rooted in Marxism, CRT has spread into nearly every facet of American society, culture, education, and government. The widespread manifestation of CRT into K-12 curricula and “diversity training” around the country has become the focal point of intense backlash from outraged parents, families, communities, and lawmakers. The imposition of state sanctioned racism by progressive ideologues corrupts children and future generations into both self-loathing and hatred toward their fellow countrymen. Ultimately, the goal of CRT is to utilize militant identity politics and ahistorical narratives to destroy the American idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This cultural revolution poses an existential threat to the American way of life. Americans must identify, resist, and defeat CRT wherever it rears its head. Background: The Evolution and Ideology of Critical Race Theory
Read more at American Renewing.
PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD
Citizen Free Press: Brilliant dad and his cute young daughter just obliterated Critical Racist Theory…
Watch the 59 second video at Citizen Free Press.
McCaughey: To Stop Critical Race Theory, Fight to Control School Boards
The battle to win control of school boards from the grip of racial indoctrinators is like Normandy Beach. Everything hangs on the outcome. Lose and a generation is lost. The outcome will determine whether your children learn to see themselves and other people as individuals, instead of merely members of a racial group. Parents of all ethnicities who never dreamed of getting involved in politics need to step up now. Parents are already outraged by the indoctrination their kids are getting in school. White kids are shamed as racists and oppressors. Black kids are taught to think of themselves as victims. And the nation’s history is being presented as something to despise. […] . . . Teachers unions give 94% of their money to Democrats. School boards tend to be pro-union, pro-Democratic Party and in favor of critical race theory. […] But there’s help on the way. Last week, a national political action committee called the 1776 Project announced it would be supporting school board candidates battling critical race theory. That could even the playing field against unions.
Read more at Real Clear Politics.
Reynolds: EXCLUSIVE: DeSantis Says Conservatives Must Gain Ground, Not Just Lose It More Slowly
In an exclusive interview with The Federalist, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis challenged the right to take a proactive stance on cultural issues, not just a defensive one. “Do you want to be the Harlem Globetrotters or do you want to be the Washington Generals? D.C. Republicans, a lot of them are my friends, but they’re like lovable losers,” he said. “They let the corporate media define the narrative and it’s like trying to fight your way out of a wet paper bag. You have to reject these narratives.” Recognizing Americans who “aren’t captive to the Acela corridor or the far left coast,” DeSantis noted a hunger for strong and active conservative leadership. “If all you’re doing is, the Democrats propose $2 trillion in infrastructure [legislation], so we say we’ll do $1.5 trillion, that’s not going to animate anybody,” he said. “That’s just Me Too Republicanism and ultimately that’s not going to be successful.”
Read more/Watch the two 50 second video clips at The Federalist.
Greenfield: Will the GOP Finally Boycott Presidential Debates?
Presidential debates are the one forum that is supposed to be bipartisan, but that has degenerated into leftist media personalities taking shots at Republicans and putting out leftist agenda items as the topics. Is change possible? Maybe not. And not without a lot of hardball. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel Tuesday warned she may advise future presidential candidates against joining debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) unless the group makes significant changes. The letter from McDaniel follows . . . […] This is interesting I suppose, institutionally, but I’m not sure what it’s going to really change. What would be ideal would be replacing the current system with an . . .
Read more at FrontPage Mag.
(H/T DG) Jones: Exclusive: Conservative Fox Anchor Who Left over Liberalism Will Run for AZ Gov, Speaks to The Western Journal First
“Hypocrisy, double-standards, bias, misleading coverage are all commonplace in society and newsrooms,” Lake said when referring to how the establishment media covers stories with a slant that is so often hostile toward patriotic Americans and people of faith. […] On Tuesday, Lake officially declared her candidacy for governor in another video posted on social media, announcing a pro-business platform that would put Arizona’s students and workers first while also making border security a priority. Lake also took on the media and the political class.
Read more at Western Journal.
DEMOCRAT LED ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Morabito: How Ending Freedom Of Expression Gives Up Your Right To A Private Life
Too few people these days seem able to imagine what life would be like without freedom of expression. To put it plainly, without the First Amendment we’d have no recognized right to a private life or personal relationships. Period. Are you okay with that? Below I’ll try to explain the connection. But first, we need to understand that the war on free speech started decades ago in America. Prince Harry’s recent comments calling the First Amendment “bonkers” is merely the latest in a long line of public beatings. Such talk should mystify any freedom-loving person, American or not. Yet the ground has rapidly softened for it. The slogan “free speech is hate speech” has gained a lot of traction on college campuses since the 1990s. People are easily canceled today for any misplaced word. More than five years ago now, nearly 40 percent of young adults polled by Pew Research said they considered free speech dangerous. They don’t have a clue how dangerous this road is.
Read more at The Federalist.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
Toameh: The Middle East: An Alarm Bell to the Biden Administration
If you want to look at the positive aspect of this whole thing…many [Palestinian lists] had very young people… reformists — people who want democracy, who want regime change, who are saying, “We are fed up with corruption. We want new, young leaders. It is time to get rid of the old guard represented by Abbas.” The Biden Administration was quick to announce the resumption of financial aid to the Palestinian Authority, unconditionally… which I think was a mistake…. If you are rewarding the Palestinian Authority without demanding anything in return, you will have no leverage with the Palestinian Authority anymore. You have already given them what they wanted, so why should they do what you ask them in the future? If the Biden Administration thinks that President Abbas will return to the negotiating table with Israel and resume the peace process because they have resumed the financial aid to the Palestinian Authority, that is not going to happen. If it happens, President Abbas will not be serious about the peace process….
Read more at Gatestone Institute.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Winters: Chinese Communist Conference Plots How To ‘Promote’ The ‘Powerful Weapon’ Of Marxism.
Taking place on May 27th in Beijing, the event was hosted by the International Department of the Chinese government’s Central Committee and counted “some 70 leaders and representatives from 58 political parties in 48 countries” in attendance. Communist leaders from across the world – including the United States – sent “congratulatory messages to the symposium,” which saw attendees focus on “how to promote the development of Marxism in the new era and how they can better work together to jointly cope with those challenges.” […] Xi also authored a celebratory statement for the event, describing Marxism as a “strong ideological weapon” and calling for attendees to help build a “shared future”:
Read more at The National Pulse.
EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 ‘has NO credible natural ancestor’ and WAS created by Chinese scientists who then tried to cover their tracks with ‘retro-engineering’ to make it seem like it naturally arose from bats, explosive new study claims
The paper’s authors, British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen, wrote that they have had ‘prima facie evidence of retro-engineering in China‘ for a year – but were ignored by academics and major journals.Dalgleish is a professor of oncology at St George’s University, London, and is best known for his breakthrough creating the first working ‘HIV vaccine’, to treat diagnosed patients and allow them to go off medication for months. Sørensen, a virologist, is chair of pharmaceutical company, Immunor, which developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate called Biovacc-19. Dalgleish also has share options in the firm. The shocking allegations in the study include accusations of ‘deliberate destruction, concealment or contamination of data’ at Chinese labs, and it notes the silencing and disappearance of scientists in the communist country who spoke out. While analyzing COVID-19 samples last year in an attempt to create a vaccine, Dalgleish and Sørensen discovered ‘unique fingerprints’ in the virus that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory. They said they tried to publish their findings but were rejected by major scientific journals which were at the time resolute that the virus jumped naturally from bats or other animals to humans.
Read more at Daily Mail.
Bergman: China’s Belt and Road Being Built with Forced Labor
Almost all the workers had been deceptively recruited with promises of certain wages and legal work visas. Instead, their passports were confiscated right after they disembarked the plane, leaving them unable to leave unless they paid a heavy fine to the Chinese employer…. They were locked up in poor living and working conditions on the work premises, which were guarded by security guards…. They suffered excessive work hours of up to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week with no holiday allowance… Many workers were injured during work with no access to medical treatment…. After a worker from a Chinese mining company in Indonesia was diagnosed positive for Covid-19 in November 2020, he was put in isolation in an empty dormitory room for more than 20 days without any medical treatment. Later other workers found his dead body. The Chinese embassy also seems to have actively worked to suppress… complaints…. […] Forced labor exists in two distinct forms in China. One form is . . .
Read more at Gatestone Institute.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Downy, Jr.: In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S. Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They’ve Already Achieved
The 1958 book by Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, set forth 45 goals communists need to achieve to take over the United States without firing a shot. Some of them are outdated and immaterial. Some are debatable. Let’s see how many commie goals have been achieved. 7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. DONE. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 made Communist China a member of the U.N. Today, China is one of five permanent members. 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. DONE. Communists were once hunted in the U.S. Today, Democrats like Bernie, AOC, and the Squad, with ideas that are clearly socialist, if not communist, are re-elected with ease. 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. DONE. Marxism has been in our schools for a while now, as pointed out brilliantly by Townhall’s Marina Medvin. Common Core is right out of the Stalin playbook. CRT is just the next step 18. . . . 30. . . 40 . . .
Read more at The Prickly Pear.
Overbeck: Stop Calling Them Progressives!
When I hear prominent conservative media commentators and brainy columnists call America-haters bent on destroying our noble Constitutional Republic “progressives” I feel the top of my head may fly up and stick on the ceiling. They should know better. The sickening behavior of these tyrannical anarchists are the very opposite of progressive which Webster defines as . . . […] For the radical left, deceptive language is a kind of performance art. They cynically use shiny, promising words to convince the uniformed to line up behind their latest fraud. For example, . . . Rather than advancing progress, the “progressive” credo hearkens back to the bad old days of dictators Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot and the moldy stink of their failed ideas: . . . […] According to historians, those gullible believers in progressivism amount to between 100 and 120 million lost souls. […] What to do? First, . . .
Read more at FrontPage Mag.
Carney: Sinema defends filibuster, sparking progressive fury
“To those who say that we must make a choice between the filibuster and ‘X,’ I say, this is a false choice. The reality is that when you have a system that is not working effectively — and I would think that most would agree that the Senate is not a particularly well-oiled machine, right? The way to fix that is to fix your behavior, not to eliminate the rules or change the rules, but to change the behavior,” Sinema said. She added that she thought the filibuster was designed to “create comity and to encourage senators to find bipartisanship and work together.” When a reporter followed up on if Sinema was going to budge on the filibuster, she added: “No.”
Read more at The Hill.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS DEMOCRAT MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Misinformation, i.e., wrong claims innocently made, and disinformation, i.e., wrong claims willfully made, have long consorted to create propaganda, a distorted worldview designed to achieve some political goal. The lines between those lies have so blurred that only a neologistic portmanteau, dismisinfoganda, fully captures recent reality. Like an old hip-hip song, let’s break it down: dis = intentionally wrong claims (lies) mis = unintentionally wrong claims (error) dismis(s) = . . . Ergo, dismisinfoganda is the politicized spreading or squelching of claims without, or counter to, adequate empirical evidence. Dismisinfoganda remains agnostic about . . . […] Alas, I see no way of significantly reducing dismisinfoganda other than ideas that I have previously espoused: . .
Read more at The Prickly Pear.
FAUCU’S VIRUS: IT’S POLITICAL
VDH: Never Let a Plague Go To Waste
During America’s first-ever national lockdown, thousands of unelected bureaucrats, as well as federal and state governments, assumed enormous powers not usually accorded them. They picked and chose which businesses could stay open without much rationale. They sent the infected into rest homes occupied by the weak and vulnerable. Their rules of prosecuting those who violated social distancing, sheltering in place, mask-wearing, or violent protesting hinged on political grounds. Their spending bills on “infrastructure” and “health care” were excuses to lard up redistributive entitlements. Conservatives moaned that left-wing agendas were at work beneath the pretenses of saving us from the pandemic. And the giddy Left bragged it was true. […] . . . Emanuel clarified that crises allow radical changes that were before never even considered—or considered impossible. Without catastrophe, no one in his right mind would vote for far-Left agendas. Manipulating COVID-19 is not just an American left-wing effort. The “World Economic Forum,” otherwise known as the Davos crowd, is now talking of using the global crisis to push “The Great Reset.”
Read more at American Greatness.
Greenfield: Fauci’s Emails and the Covid Cover-Up
Last May, Dr. Fauci offered National Geographic magazine an “exclusive” interview. It was one of the millions of exclusive interviews that he seemed to be doing for every media outlet in the country and on the planet. But there was a special twist to this particular exclusive interview. President Trump revealed a week earlier that he had seen evidence that the coronavirus pandemic had come out of a Chinese lab. The media and its pet experts rushed to shut down what they called a “conspiracy theory” even though it was backed by secret intelligence. And the media’s biggest pet expert was Fauci who was more than happy to oblige. Fauci told the magazine owned by Disney, China’s big corporate partner, the evidence is “very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated” but he turned curiously evasive when asked if it could have leaked from Wuhan’s Level 4 lab and dismissed the relevance of the question since the virus “was in the wild to begin with”. While Fauci pretended to be disinterested in the question of the pandemic’s origins, emails released through Freedom of Information Act requests showed he knew what was at stake.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.
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