Jacob Siegel is Senior Writer at Tablet Magazine: The American ruling class has no sense of what role it is meant to play in world affairs. It acts with reckless senility, provoking rival powers while uncertain of its own aims. To distract from this underlying reality, it fixates on symbolically potent acts like the killing of al-Zawahiri. But for how long can this go on?
Grover Norquist – President, Americans for Tax Reform tweeted: Every single Democrat in the US Senate cast the deciding vote to raise taxes in a recession. Every one of them.
Lloyd Billingsley contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Sado-socialism is now mounting a surge in America, inflicting pain on the people to benefit the agenda of the Biden Junta. Secretary Buttigieg is the perfect exponent for this evil way of governing, and he models other dynamics now in play.
Joy Pullmann contributor to The Federalist: We need the GOP to provide serious leadership, because Democrats are a serious threat to equal justice for all, and that’s going to destroy the country for good if it’s not stopped post-haste. Americans desperately need swift and prudent action to avert even more unthinkably dangerous events. Those who refuse to plan and take that action despite accepting from voters the responsibility to do so will be infamous to history as cowards and traitors.
Maureen Mullarkey contributor to The Federalist: The descent into Third World-like threats against the judiciary did not come suddenly. The slouch toward selective law enforcement and politicized violence has a history. By whatever name we call it—wokeism nowadays—adversary culture has been loosening essential restraints for some six decades. Like the lifecycle of a parasite, the passion for repudiating established order mutates and reappears in successive stages. Today’s recurrence of the New Left virus keeps the inherited infection alive in a new generation of hosts.
Dr. Jordan Peterson contributor to Daily Wire: We don’t know what’s happened in Sodom and Gomorrah, but we know that God’s got wind of it, and that’s not good. We know that sin means to miss the mark, and so we know that whatever has happened in Sodom and Gomorrah means that something about the natural ethical order of things has been seriously violated. There’s a strong intimation in the Old Testament, which I think by the way, is completely correct, that if the proper order of being is violated — and that’s something like the balance between chaos and order — then all hell will break loose.
Dylan Housman reporter for Daily Caller: Health officials in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other major cities are resisting calls to warn gay men to have less sex because they are wary of contributing to anti-LGBT stigma during the ongoing monkeypox outbreak, according to The Washington Post. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned men who have sex with men to limit their number of partners to reduce risk from the virus, but U.S. health officials have so far not followed suit.
Ian Miller author of the book “Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates“ There are no innocuous pro-mask “studies;” each of them contributes to confirming biases of deluded decision-makers who refuse to accept reality.
Heather Mac Donald contributor to City Journal:Funding that once went to scientific research is now being redirected to diversity cultivation. The NIH and the National Science Foundation are diverting billions in taxpayer dollars from trying to cure Alzheimer’s disease and lymphoma to fighting white privilege and cisheteronormativity. Private research support is following the same trajectory.
RSBC: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP RALLY LIVE IN WAUKESHA, WI 8/5/22
CPAC LIVE: President Trump Speaks on Day Three – Saturday, August 6, 2022
DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Queen: The Biden Administration Has Found a Sneaky Way to Compile an Illegal Gun Registry
There aren’t many things that the administration wants more than to enact gun control, and the first step to confiscating guns would be a nationwide gun registry. Think about it: if the feds know who owns what, it’s easier for them to go after otherwise law-abiding gun owners. Thankfully, the law prohibits the federal government from compiling a gun registry, although some states do have them. That’s not stopping the administration from using executive agencies to gather gun use data in a sneaky way. Here’s how: the Department of Commerce sends out a census survey called a Commodity Flow Survey every year that ends in 2 or 7. […] Since it’s 2022, it’s the year for the Commodity Flow Survey. Normally the surveys go out to a random sampling of businesses, but this year, a disproportionate amount of them went to companies that sell accessories for guns, like scopes and holsters.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE
Pullmann: The FBI And DOJ Criminalizing Opposition To The Regime Is How The Republic Ends
On Thursday, Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder decided it was the time to bring the subtext of the Jan. 6 show trials and related domestic security state activities into the open.
“My guess is that by the end of this process, you’re going to see indictments involving high-level people in the White House, you’re going to see indictments against people outside the White House who were advising them with regard to the attempt to steal the election, and I think ultimately you’re probably going to see the president, former president of the United States indicted as well,” Holder told SiriusXM host Joe Madison. Holder noted that the U.S. Department of Justice he formerly headed is working with the illegally constituted Jan. 6 Commission towards this goal. We know these entities are also working with the FBI, whose head bit his thumb at congressional oversight repeatedly in a public hearing last week. An indictment of former President Donald Trump would be a breathtakingly authoritarian turn. It would amount to the U.S. security state refusing to accept “no” from America’s voters yet again. An indictment would be an unelected and unaccountable federal agency overruling voters’ two-time rejection of impeachment through their elected representatives.
This is the core danger of the administrative state: Its now open propensity to go rogue. It is apparently hellbent now on turning the United States into a banana republic.
Revolver.news: How to Use Consent Decrees for Fun and Profit
Even though Democrats hold the presidency and both houses of Congress, conservative-leaning judges have given patriotic Americas huge victories on vaccine mandates, gun rights, EPA overreach, abortion, and a lot more. The wins, particularly at the Supreme Court, have established America’s judicial branch as the best branch of government for winning durable conservative victories. But patriots and conservatives aren’t the only ones who have been able to use the courts to their advantage. And in fact, over the past decade, there is one judicial tactic where the left’s ability and success far exceeds that of the right: The strategic use of judicial consent decrees. But if the right can learn to master this tactic as well, they can win even more victories through the courts than before. Judicial consent decrees are a means of . . .
[…] The left has developed a mastery at exploiting this central vulnerability. For years, consent decrees have operated as a secret weapon for left-wing non-profits operating in close alignment with sympathetic government bureaucrats. The strategy works as follows: . . .
Sundance: Sneaky Mitch Strikes Again
Most casual political observers have absolutely no idea how McConnell works. However, for over a decade CTH has been trying –mostly failing– to awaken the base of commonsense voters. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the #1 priority for McConnell was to destroy the threat represented by the Tea Party. In 2022 we are seeing an exact replay of the same intents and purposes, only this time the target is President Trump’s MAGA movement. During a recent interview on Fox News, Mitch McConnell was asked about the future of the Senate against the backdrop of the midterm election. Mitch McConnell’s team literally scrubbed his response from their own copy of this interview [SEE HERE]. This is a familiar tactic from the DeceptiCon group who always cover their tracks. However, the segment lasts on the internet [06:45 prompted] WATCH: . . . Mitch McConnell essentially says the Senate is too close to call and the democrats may be “up slightly” because the wrong kind of republican candidates have been nominated in the GOP primary process in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Arizona. Once again, the elitist UniParty view of DC Mitch McConnell shines through.
Read more/Watch the 10:50 minute interview: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/06/sneaky-mitch-strikes-again/
2022 PRIMARY ELECTIONS : LIZ CHENEY
McFarland: Voters Alarmed After Receiving Absentee Ballot Request Forms From Cheney Campaign
When a round of absentee ballot request forms landed in Wyoming mailboxes with Liz Cheney’s name on them, many people were alarmed enough to call their county clerk. Absentee ballot request forms were sent to homes in every Wyoming county this week on Cheney’s behalf. The mailers were marked with a return address to the county clerk of their respective counties on one side, along with the words, printed in all-capital letters, “OFFICIAL ELECTION DOCUMENT ENCLOSED.” On their other side, the documents featured the full request form to receive an absentee ballot. A notation on the request-form side read “paid for by Liz Cheney for Wyoming.”
Saavedra: Cheney Takes Shot At DeSantis; Admits She Likes Working With Democrats More Than Republicans
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) took a shot at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday where she also admitted that she liked to work with her Democrat colleagues more than her Republican ones. Cheney said that she “would find it very difficult” to support DeSantis in a general election against a Democrat if DeSantis becomes the 2024 GOP nominee for president.“I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,” Cheney said. Cheney also said that she prefers working with her Democrat women in Congress than Republican women.
Kahne: Letter To The Editor: I’m Highly Disappointed In Dick Cheney And His Daughter Liz
To say that I am highly disappointed in Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, is a gross understatement. In Dick’s ad stating that President Trump (although he did not call him “President”) is the greatest threat to our country is shocking. In less that two years, the current occupant of the White House has accomplished the following: . . . […] And Dick has the audacity to say that Trump is the greatest threat? It is important for me to point out that my father and Dick Cheney were friends for many years. […] Then there is Liz. It is so sad to read people’s remarks that she is a protector of our Constitution. Not only is she subverting the Constitution, but she is also not supporting nor protecting the people of Wyoming. Here are facts behind this statement.
MEDICINE: DIVERSITY ABOVE MERIT
(H/T DG) Mac Donald: The Corruption of Medicine
The post–George Floyd racial reckoning has hit the field of medicine like an earthquake. Medical education, medical research, and standards of competence have been upended by two related hypotheses: that systemic racism is responsible both for racial disparities in the demographics of the medical profession and for racial disparities in health outcomes. Questioning those hypotheses is professionally suicidal. Vast sums of public and private research funding are being redirected from basic science to political projects aimed at dismantling white supremacy. The result will be declining quality of medical care and a curtailment of scientific progress. Virtually every major medical organization—from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to the American Association of Pediatrics—has embraced the idea that medicine is an inequity-producing enterprise. The AMA’s 2021 Organizational Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity is virtually indistinguishable from a black studies department’s mission statement.[…] According to the AAMC, newly minted doctors must display “knowledge of the intersectionality of a patient’s multiple identities and how each identity may present varied and multiple forms of oppression or privilege related to clinical decisions and practice.” Faculty are responsible for teaching how to engage with “systems of power, privilege, and oppression” in order to “disrupt oppressive practices.” Failure to comply with these requirements could put a medical school’s accreditation status at risk and lead to a school’s closure. […] In May 2022, a physician-scientist lost her NIH funding for a drug trial because the trial population did not contain enough blacks. The drug under review was for a type of cancer that blacks rarely get. There were almost no black patients with that disease to enroll in the trial, therefore. Better, however, to foreclose development of a therapy that might help predominantly white cancer patients than to conduct a drug trial without black participants.
Miller: A New Low in Desperate Pro-Mask Studies Has Been Reached
You may have thought the CDC’s loathsome propaganda, designed to spread misinformation to their partners in the purposefully susceptible media, was bad. And it most certainly was. Their repeated attempts to justify masking through poorly conducted studies throughout the first year and a half of the pandemic, which covered Arizona, Kansas and others, were equally atrocious. But now a new challenger has emerged, attempting to take the crown of most insidiously incompetent “study” to be released on masking. And it’s already being shared and promoted by the anti-science crowd, determined to maintain their illusions that masking works and shows demonstrable benefits.
Senger: Deborah Birx’s Guide to Destroying America
Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Donald Trump, was one of the “trifecta” of three leading public officials who successfully pushed COVID lockdowns in the United States. Virtually every page of Birx’s new book, Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It’s Too Late, reads like a how-to guide from the front lines of subverting a democratic superpower from within. It bears repeating, from the outset, that lockdowns were never part of any democratic country’s pandemic preparedness plan prior to Xi Jinping’s lockdown of Wuhan, China. The lockdowns that Xi pioneered and Birx so zealously advocated for reportedly led to over 170,000 non-COVID excess deaths among young Americans while failing to meaningfully slow the spread of COVID anywhere they were tried. It would have been impossible for an enemy agent armed with anything less than nuclear weapons to have inflicted so much damage to America’s economy, social fabric, and historical freedoms in such a short period of time. Notably, though Birx’s memoir has earned relatively few reviews from human readers on Amazon, it’s earned rave reviews from Chinese state media, a feat not shared even by the far more popular pro-lockdown books of professional genuflectors to power like Lawrence Wright. The glowing response from Chinese state media should come as no surprise. Nearly every sentence of Birx’s book faithfully parrots the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign and domestic propaganda, which helped facilitate Xi’s weaponization of the COVID response to eliminate the independence of the CCP’s private sector rivals. Chapter 1 opens with what Birx claims was her first impression of the virus: . . .
John Fredericks Media Network: Dr. Peter McCullough: Evidence mounts as government and fake news suppress facts
Vaccine safety and lack of efficacy. Healthy people are dying.
Watch the 11:59 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v1evkef-dr.-peter-mccullough-evidence-mounts-as-government-and-fake-news-suppress-f.html
John Fredericks Media Network: Dr. Robert Malone: The coverup expands as the lying continues unabated
This is the biggest cover-up in American history.
Watch the 11:59 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v1evl0d-dr.-robert-malone-the-coverup-expands-as-the-lying-continues-unabatted.html
John Fredericks Media Network: Naomi Wolf: Americans Used As Lab Rats
Dr. Naomi Wolf is interviewed. The clinical trial was done on the American public.
Start the video at the 37:33 minute mark: https://rumble.com/v1evk2h-otb-8522-lying-cheneysdr.-mccullough-malone-the-coverup-naomi-wolf-american.html
(H/T WS) Delaney: Gov’t database reveals 10,000% increase in cancer reports due to COVID vaccines
A researcher who queried the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) discovered a 10,661.4% increase in cancer reports as a result of experimental COVID-19 gene-base vaccines as compared with all FDA-approved vaccines over the last 30 years. Brian Shilhavy, who is the editor of Health Impact News, traced his steps in the search providing links to documentation of his various findings. Having first queried the cases of “the most common cancers [that] had been reported following COVID-19 vaccines,” he found “837 cases of cancer, including 88 deaths, 66 permanent disabilities, and 104 life threatening events (Source).” He emphasized that even these numbers were not exhaustive, and the VAERS database could not handle the larger search of “ALL cancers listed in VAERS” under this category of COVID inoculations. “Using the exact same search terms for cancer,” he wrote, “I then searched ALL FDA-approved vaccines for the previous 30 years and found only 140 cases of cancer reported (Source).”
Citizen Free Press: Father raises hell… Calls pharmacist who jabbed his 7 year-old son, who is now hospitalized with Myocarditis…
Father raises hell… Calls pharmacist who jabbed his 7 year-old son, who is now hospitalized with Myocarditis…
Kirsch: Fourteen young Canadian docs die after getting the shot. Normally would be ~0 over 30 years.
A doctor friend in Canada has been passively noticing the untimely death of doctors in Canada shortly after they were forced to get the third and fourth doses of the vaccine. He sent me these images below which have been sent to him. He’s not proactively researching these. There are likely a lot more he doesn’t know about. What’s astounding is that this is a vaccine, which according to this CDC study, makes it nearly impossible for you to die after the shot. Yet, these doctors all died shortly after the shot. Apparently, none of the deaths were covered in the Canadian mainstream media, so I thought you should know about them. There was coverage of six recent deaths in Health Impact News: 6 Canadian Medical Doctors Died Within 2 Weeks After 4th COVID Booster Shots for Employees Started at One Hospital.
Let me be very clear. You cannot have 6 Canadian docs die within 2 weeks after the vaccine if there isn’t something wrong with the shot. Period. Full stop. Each of these is a very rare event. Having them clustered like this is a sure sign the vaccines killed them. Any honest scientist would start with this hypothesis as the most obvious hypothesis and only reject it if there was compelling evidence to the contrary.
Kory, MD: Vaccines Will Not and Cannot Make this Virus Endemic
While Americans across the ideological spectrum wish the president recovery, we must take this moment to acknowledge that a strategy blindly focused on vaccinations is not getting the job done. Don’t take my word for it. Use Biden’s own standard for success. Exactly one year before testing positive, the President declared, “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.” Back then, the seven-day average of new cases in the United States was around 50,000. Today, that number is estimated to be between 300,000-500,000 when considering ubiquitous and uncounted home testing, despite two-thirds of the population considered “fully vaccinated” by the CDC. Yet the push for vaccines from the administration has continued unabated. Following Biden’s diagnosis, the White House tried to take a political victory lap. In their first press briefing following news of the diagnosis, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stressed the president’s vaccination status as, “what’s most important here.”
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
VDH: Nancy Pelosi’s Childlike Diplomacy Mirrors America’s Childlike Posture Toward China
We need adults running foreign policy, not a Lloyd Austin who is unsure whether to criticize, approve, or stay mum about Pelosi’s trip; not a Joe Biden talking one day of defending Taiwan to the death, the next day not so much; or even a Nancy Pelosi mindlessly bouncing around Asian capitals, reifying her childhood dreams at the beach. The Chinese have done and will do a great deal of damage to America, but not nearly as much as we have done to ourselves.
Siegel: America has lost its purpose
Killing terrorists is no substitute for strategy. With Ayman al-Zawahiri dead, now is time for Washington to abandon the failed counterterrorism policies of the last two decades. Rather than vindicating that approach, as supporters of the Biden administration claim, the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination shows how little it has accomplished. This may well be America’s last chance to fundamentally reorient its foreign policy before the country suffers far more devastating losses than those it has inflicted on itself during the War on Terror. On Wednesday, while pundits were still helping the White House congratulate itself for killing the 71-year-old terrorist leader, China responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan by launching a massive, four-day combined arms live fire exercise around the island. While the US broadcasts mixed signals about its commitment to defending Taiwan, Beijing has been absolutely clear that it is willing to go to war, and has now encircled the island in an unprecedented show of force. The lesson of the past week could not be any clearer. The American ruling class has no sense of what role it is meant to play in world affairs. It acts with reckless senility, provoking rival powers while uncertain of its own aims. To distract from this underlying reality, it fixates on symbolically potent acts like the killing of al-Zawahiri. But for how long can this go on?
Martel: Volodymyr Zelensky Asks Xi Jinping for Talks, Invites China to Rebuild Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the South China Morning Post on Thursday that he would like to discuss his country’s war against Russia with the leader of Russia’s closest ally, Xi Jinping, “directly,” and invited China to help rebuild Ukraine once the war is over. […] Ukraine is a member of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global program to trap poor countries in predatory loans to China that they cannot afford. The loans are nominally meant to pay China for massive infrastructure projects. China was also Ukraine’s top trading partner prior to the war. Last year, Zelensky said he hoped that Ukraine would become a “bridge to Europe” for Chinese influence in his last conversation with Xi.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Hubbard: Senate passes ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ for sweeping climate and healthcare reform
Vice President Harris served as the tie-breaking vote. […] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the bill “one of the defining legislative feats of the 21st century.” Senate Republicans were vehemently opposed to the act.
The Center Square Staff: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act would increase taxes on nearly all Americans
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would increase taxes on nearly every American despite claims made by President Biden. “When we pass the Inflation Reduction Act, not a single American in the middle class will pay higher taxes,” Biden tweeted. According to analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, nearly all Americans would see increased taxes by 2023. The average tax rates would increase in nearly all income categories, according to its analysis, including lower income individuals such as those earning less than $10,000.
Federal taxes will increase by $1.9 billion on those earning between $50,000 and $75,000 and by $10.8 billion on those earning between $100,000 and $200,000 in 2023. Overall average tax rates would increase from 20.3% to 20.6% in 2023 alone, according to the analysis.
Nobel: In Condemnation of Kyrsten Sinema
Last January we wrote a piece called “In Praise of Krysten Sinema.” It was written in a generous bi-partisan spirit. The senior Senator from Arizona had stood up to a massive, expensive, intrusive spending bill. She had done so under relentless attack. These attacks even became personal as she was accosted in a bathroom at ASU by progressive activists and even had a wedding she attended disrupted by activists. By showing better judgment and courage, we felt she deserved the praise. Now, in the interest of fairness and a generous spirit, we must condemn her. After the capitulation of Senator Joe Manchin, Sinema, who holds the “maverick seat” in Arizona, folded like a cheap lawn chair.She is no maverick. She is a progressive Democrat. A maverick in this context means a leader who stands independent of party and acts in the interests of constituents. The so-called Inflation Reduction Act is just a slightly smaller version of Build Back Better which she previously rejected. This suggests that the original objections she may have had were not based on principle rather she was just concerned about the size of the original proposal. However, what is being proposed is massive compared to most previous legislation. Moreover, it has some really nasty features: . . .
Kruta: Grover Norquist Dumps Cold Water On Claims That VP Harris Cast The Sole ‘Deciding Vote’ To Raise Taxes
Tax reform advocate Grover Norquist dumped cold water on the notion that Vice President Kamala Harris cast the “deciding vote” on the Democrat-led Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, arguing that every single Democrat who voted to pass the package had effectively been the deciding vote. […] “Joe Manchin has now officially violated his pledge to WV voters to oppose any tax increase in a recession,” Norquist tweeted.
Sundance: Sunday Talks, SF Fed Chair Sees Half of Inflation Driven by Excess Demand of Some Unknown Something
The great pretending continues. During a Sunday talk show appearance, San Francisco Fed Chair Mary Daley states, “what I see is supply and demand are just unbalanced. About 50% by my own staff’s estimates of the excess inflation we see is related to demand. The other 50% to supply.” Note, she is not talking about energy. Margaret Brennan, maintaining her position as the professional CBS narrative engineer, never thinks to ask: (a) where is this demand you speak of, and what exactly are they demanding? and/or (b) What is this 50% inflation on the supply side connected to? Obviously, an actual probing of inflation wasn’t in the script. The great pretending continues. [Transcript Here]
Read more/Watch the 5:41 minute interview: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/07/sunday-talks-sf-fed-chair-sees-half-of-inflation-driven-by-excess-demand-of-some-unknown-something/
Mullarkey: Fueled By Two-Tiered Political Justice, The Left’s 1960s Violence Is Back
The violent bear it away. That title of Flannery O’Connor’s 1960 novel still resonates. Some relentless atavism is at work in our culture, a monstrous irrationality that awakens what O’Connor called “the stuff of which madmen and fanatics are made.” Violence, no longer shunned, is now an accepted political tool. The attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh—preceded by U.S Attorney General Merrick Garland’s refusal to enforce federal law against protesters at justices’ homes—exposed the fragile divide between constituted order and willed anarchy. In effect, the attorney general’s inaction acquiesced to mob intimidation and signaled a willingness to risk further lawlessness.
Silverio: Doocy And Jean-Pierre Debate Gas Prices In Frosty Exchange
Watch the 1:41 minute exchange: https://dailycaller.com/2022/08/05/peter-doocy-karine-jean-pierre-gas-prices/
Housman: Democrats’ New Drug Pricing Bill Will Jack Up Prices For Americans, CBO Finds
The non-partisan CBO reported that the legislation, which places a cap on price increases so they cannot go up faster than inflation, could lead drug companies to raise launch prices of new drugs to make up the difference. The CBO also said that allowing Medicare to negotiate certain drug prices directly would contribute, albeit not as much, to higher prices.
Ghlionn: Data Theft and Government Power
What’s the most valuable commodity in the world? Grain, coffee, precious metals? No. Data are now the world’s single most valuable commodity. A commodity, as you know, is something that is bought and sold. That means dataare being bought and sold. To be more specific, your data are being bought and sold. […] In the United States, according to Bennett Cyphers, a technologist who focuses on consumer privacy and state legislation, data brokers have formed an unholy alliance with the country’s military, intelligence communities, and law enforcement agencies. This immense, highly secretive partnership was established for one reason and one reason only—to surveil the actions and activities of U.S. citizens.
Lindsey: 21st Century Re-Education, The Digital Gulag
Most people do not understand what a gulag is. They think of the Nazi concentration camps and therefore miss the point. Gulags, utilized directly and by that term in the Soviet Union under Lenin and then Stalin and without the term in Maoist Communist China, are re-education camps, not merely labor camps or concentration camps. That is, they have an ideological goal, and that goal is to brainwash people into becoming Communists. […] The tyranny and brainwashing of today will be through digital gulags, which amount to using digital devices and technology to control and contour behavior, including through social-credit programs, while re-educating people into the Neo-Communist ideology behind these totalitarian agendas, primarily ESG-driven “sustainability.” In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay explains not only what digital gulags might look like but how they’re already being built, primarily using our children as guinea pigs under the “educational” brand name of systemic Transformative Social-Emotional
Watch the 22 minute presentation: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/08/21st-century-re-education-digital-gulag/
A CHURCH IN CRISIS
Malloch: I Went to Church on Sunday
I attended church last Sunday. It was an Episcopal church in a large California coastal city—and it blew me away, even though (or because) I am a confirmed member of the Anglican Communion, and a confessing Christian. Now, I have not been in an American Episcopal church for about a decade, due in part to COVID-19 and the fact that I was living abroad, in Tory England, for a very long spell. Believe me, everything has changed and moved radically in the wrong, hellish direction. Simply put, this is no longer Christian worship. Succumbing to woke culture, faddism, and a degree of heresy, faithful belief has nearly ended. Up front, the order of service itself says so. Church is instead for “whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on whatever faith journey.” […] The service started with Bach, an organ voluntary, auf Deutsch, Schmücke dich, o liebe seele, dated 1685. But as the cross proceeded, I noticed it was draped in the gay pride flag. The ministers of the liturgy were listed with their preferred pronouns. So trendy! Then the presider said the customary “Blessed, be to God . . . Amen.” The readings were from both the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Gospels. But they didn’t use the old King James version or even the Revised Standard version of the good book. These are woke wordings and novel to say the least. As I turn over the program to the last page, we are informed that they now use something called the Saint Helga Order, using “only inclusive and expansive language.” Four long paragraphs go on at length describing this new advancement and editing out of any male designations. God is referred to as “she.”
DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON WOMEN & CHILDREN
Reese: ‘My Kiddo Is A Natural’: Video Features Child Pole Dancing At Pride Event
The Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania offered pole dancing lessons for kids, according to a video posted on Twitter. The video showed a shirtless man instructing a child in a rainbow skirt how to pole dance with the caption, “Central PA Pride had a pole set up with an amazing instructor to assist. My kiddo is a natural!” The video has been deleted from the user’s TikTok after it was posted to the Twitter account LibsofTikTok, according to Fox News. The pole dancing instructor in the video was identified as hairdresser Mikee Bentz.
Read more/Watch the 14 second clip: https://dailycaller.com/2022/08/05/video-child-pole-dancing-pride/
Osborne: Woman, 80, Banned From the City Pool for Refusing to Shower or Change in Front of a Man
She was startled by the voice of a man while she was in the shower. Rinsing off after her usual laps at the Port Townsend, Washington community pool, Julie Jaman, a pillar of her community and mother of two adult daughters, heard a man talking. Poking her head out of the plastic sheet between herself and the man, she saw him wearing a women’s swimsuit, supervising little girls as they stripped off their own swimsuits to pee. “Do you have a penis?” She asked him. Naive, unassuming, unversed in the new religion of Genderism, unaware that wokeness has quietly abolished all privacy rights for women and girls in Washington, Julie had unwittingly invoked the righteous wrath of a new American priest class. “None of your business,” the man replied. His name, she would later learn, is Clementine. “You need to leave,” she said, thinking of herself as well as the girls. Rowen DeLuna, a young female staffer, was nearby. Instead of defusing the situation, however, she immediately escalated it, accusing Julie of disrespecting YMCA values.
Read more/Watch the 3:21 minute video: https://thedistance.substack.com/p/woman-80-banned-from-the-city-pool
They Thought They Were Free by Milton Mayer
Styles: They Thought They Were Free
“I came back home a little afraid for my country, afraid of what it might want, and get, and like, under pressure of combined reality and illusion. I felt—and feel—that it was not German man that I had met, but Man. He happened to be in Germany under certain conditions. He might, under certain conditions, be I.” —Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, ix. It’s been more than seventy-five years since the Nazis were defeated and Auschwitz was liberated. Seventy-five years is a long time—so long, in fact, that while many still learn of the horrors of the Holocaust, far fewer understand how the murder of the Jews happened. How were millions of people systematically exterminated in an advanced Western nation—a constitutional republic? How did such respectable and intelligent citizens become complicit in the murder of their countrymen? These are the questions Milton Mayer sought to answer in his book They Thought They Were Free. In 1952, Mayer moved his family to a small German town to live among ten ordinary men, hoping to understand not only how the Nazis came to power but how ordinary Germans—ordinary people—became unwitting participants in one of history’s greatest genocides. The men Mayer lived among came from all walks of life: a tailor, a cabinetmaker, a bill-collector, a salesman, a student, a teacher, a bank clerk, a baker, a soldier, and a police officer. […] Until reading this book, I thought of what happened in Germany with a bit of arrogance. How could they not know Nazism was evil? And how could they see what was happening and not speak out? Cowards. All of them. But as I read Mayer’s book, I felt a knot in my stomach, a growing fear that what happened in Germany was not a result of some defect in the German people of this era. The men and women of Germany in the 1930s and 40s were not unlike Americans in the 2010s and 20s—or the people of any nation at any time throughout history. They are human, just as we are human. And as humans, we have a great tendency to harshly judge the evils of other societies but fail to recognize our own moral failures—failures that have been on full display the past two years during the covid panic. Mayer’s book is frighteningly prescient; reading his words is like staring into our own souls. The following paragraphs will show just how similar the world’s response to covid has been to the German response to the “threat” of the Jews. If we can truly understand the parallels between our response to covid and the situation in Hitler’s Germany, if we can see what lies at the end of “two weeks to flatten the curve,” perhaps we can prevent the greatest atrocities from being fully realized in our own day. But to stop our bent toward tyranny, we must first be willing to grapple with the darkest parts of our nature, including our tendency to dehumanize others and to treat our neighbors as enemies.
Cashill: The TWA 800 Whistleblower Is Legit
In the past few weeks, I have received numerous inquiries about ten-year Navy veteran William Henry Teele III. After years of quietly providing information to me and other investigators into the July 1996 destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, Teele has gone public and is naming names. I shared some of Teele’s information in my 2016 book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy. Teele did not claim to be on the ship that fired the missile. He was on the USS Carr, a guided missile frigate that was one of the “combatants” in the battle group that destroyed the unfortunate 747 and killed the 230 souls on board. Everything that I could verify about Teele’s account back then checked out. In the six years since, Teele has reached out to many of his fellow sailors and fleshed out his account. Although he has appeared on several podcasts in recent weeks, his uninterrupted narrative on the Duke Report is the most compelling. I would welcome those with relevant experience to contact me through my website, cashill.com, to offer your assessment of Teele’s account or to provide additional information. My research suggests Teele is the real deal but I remain open, as all journalists should, to contrary information.
Read more at American Thinker.
Koenig: Biden’s Pentagon DENIES DC mayor’s request for National Guard to help with illegal migrants being sent there by Texas to alleviate the border crisis as first busload arrive in New York City
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey have been shipping thousands of illegal immigrants to the nation’s capitol to spread out the burden of a surge in illegal immigration since the president decided to lift a pandemic-era emergency health order that restricted migration on the southern border. […] Those illegal immigrants often arrive in DC without resources and a place to go, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has said, and is straining the city’s ability to deal with its own homeless residents. […] But on Friday, the Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined the request, saying troop ‘readiness’ may be affected if the National Guard were to divert its members to the city.
Moran: No Matter How You Slice It, French Scientist’s ‘Distant Star’ Photo Makes a Valid Point About Fake News
Ever since the James Webb Space Telescope began sending incredible photos of the universe back to earth, scientists, clergy, and ordinary citizens have been awestruck at the sharpness and the detail of images from the $10 billion telescope. French physicist Étienne Klein used his time on the telescope to image our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri. The image garnered thousands of “likes” and retweets. “This level of detail,” Klein wrote. “A new world is revealed day after day.” But what “world” was revealed? As it turns out, Klein had tweeted out a photo of a slice of sausage. […] No one should feel embarrassed about being tricked. Klein was trying to make a point about “fake news” and was more successful than he could have imagined.
Saavedra: Top Taiwan Defense Official In Charge Of Missile Production Found Dead In Hotel: Report
A senior Taiwanese official who was in charge of supervising the island nation’s massive ramp up of missile production has been found dead in a hotel room in a southern part of the country. Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of Taiwan defense ministry’s research and development unit, was found dead Saturday morning, according to state media. Ou Yang, 57, was on an official trip to the southern county of Pingtung when he died.
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