Daily News Roundup
Albert Camus French journalist, novelist, playwright and philosopher: The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Chet Richards contributor to American Thinker: The fear of this epidemic has been used by governments to imprison us. After all, “lockdown” means we must remain in our locked cells. The lockdown has wreaked havoc with our economy, obliterated multitudes of businesses, and demolished the savings of millions of citizens. There is no science behind this imposed tyranny. It should be obvious that the directives coming from those charged with managing the epidemic are based not on scientific understanding but on intentionally magnifying fear for political advantage.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL): I just want to make very clear in Florida, we are not doing any vaccine passports. All those experts said that it was a bad idea. I think it’s a bad idea and so that will not happen. And so folks should get vaccinated, if they want to, we’ll obviously provide that, but under no circumstances will the state be asking you to show proof of vaccination, and I don’t think private companies should be doing that either.
Dr. Bhattacharya Professor of Medicine at Stanford University: The vaccine hesitancy data show that the people who are hesitant to take vaccines actually tend to be the working class people, poor, poor people, minority populations. We’re going to then turn around and say, You have to have a vaccine passport to participate in American life, it’s going to be a new vaccine Jim Crow. It’s a huge, huge mistake that will undermine trust in public health, and I think it’s just morally, it’s just morally wrong,
Governor Abbott (R-TX): . . .more than 10% of the migrants at the Midland location have now been tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to that, you mentioned the Carrizo Springs location, we also learned in the past hour that more than 10% of the migrant population at that location has tested positive for COVID-19,”
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas): I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime.
U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Station’s Facebook statement posted 3/17/2021: This afternoon, United States Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector foiled a human smuggling attempt at the end of Calton Road and the riverbanks. Agents witnessed several individuals exit a vehicle and attempt to swim across the Rio Grande river into Mexico. Several individuals were apprehended in the vehicle at encounter. Some of the individuals entered the river and safely made it to the Mexican riverbanks. One individual was rescued by a local fisherman and rendered first aid by agents. Two individuals succumbed to the dangerous currents of the Rio Grande river and perished. The incident remains under investigation.
Brian C, Joondeph, M.D. contributor to American Thinker: The White House blamed the three stumbles on the wind, as if brave Joe were scaling a mountain in the face of hurricane force winds. Actually, it was only a light breeze, about 14 miles per hour. Is Joe that frail that a light breeze can knock him to the ground? I wonder what Putin and Xi think of that?
Joseph Pearce contributor to Imaginative Conservative: We no longer speak the same language because we no longer know which language to speak. What is safe? What is acceptable? What might cause offence? What might get us “cancelled”?
Theodore Roosevelt Malloch contributor to American Greatness describing soon to be POTUS Kamala Harris: Her phoniness is fraudulence in spades. But her cackle? Pure evil.
Amy Wax University of Pennsylvania law professor: The number of people who care about getting the facts right and getting at the truth in academia is dwindling by the day. That is not what it’s about anymore. It’s about peddling and selling and spreading an ideology.
Sha’I ben-Tekos contributor to American thinker: America’s educated masses were once her greatest strength, while her mal-educated masses are now her greatest weakness.
Nitzberg: Trump will return to social media on his own new platform, aide says
Fox News reported that Jason Miller said Trump’s new social media platform is going to “completely redefine the game.” […] Miller said “it’s not just one company that’s approached the president, there’ve been numerous companies. But I think the president does know what direction that he wants to head here. And this new platform is gonna be big, and everyone wants him. He’s gonna bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform.”
Read more at Just the News.
Solomon: Trump slams Biden for transforming border from ‘national triumph into a national disaster’
“We proudly handed the Biden administration the most secure border in history,” Trump said in a statement after a weekend in which Biden administration tried to blame the border crisis on its predecessor. “All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.” ”Even someone of Mayorkas’ limited abilities . . .
Read more at Just the News.
Read the Trump statement at The Conservative Treehouse.
Talcott: ‘The Republican Party Is Stacked’: Here’s Who Trump Is Picking As The Future Of The GOP
Former President Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the future of the Republican party during a lengthy interview with Fox News contributor and podcast host Lisa Marie Boothe. “We have a lot of young, good people,” Trump explained after Boothe asked about the party. “[Florida Gov.] Ron DeSantis is doing a really good job in Florida. I think [Missouri Sen.] Josh Hawley has shown some real courage in going after big tech.” Trump spoke to Boothe for her new iHeartRadio podcast “The Truth with Lisa Boothe.” The episode, Boothe’s first, launched Monday morning and featured the former president diving into various topics, from giving advice to President Joe Biden to naming various options for a 2024 presidential run.
Read more at Daily Caller.
Dershowitz: Should Anything Be Off-Limits to Debate and Discuss?
The fact that we even have to ask these questions demonstrates the precarious state of freedom of speech and the marketplace of ideas in the cancel culture…. Professors are being fired for private discussions of grades and race. Students are terrified of expressing politically incorrect views, especially about race, sex, sexual orientation and even politics. Even silence is not always an option. There are several exceptions to this cancel culture rule. You can say almost anything negative about Jews, as evidenced by the recent Grammy awards, during which three overt anti-Semites were honored. These bigots did not even try to disguise their anti-Semitism behind the facade of anti-Zionism.
Read more at Gatestone Institute.
Spencer: Netflix Declares War on Jesus (and Gun Owners)
Oddly enough, no plans have been announced for a show lampooning Muhammad. Not content with glorifying pedophilia in Cuties, Netflix in season three of the animated Paradise P.D. features an episode that, according to NewsBusters, is not only devoted to “attacking gun rights,” but was also “blasphemous against Christianity, featuring a video of a gun-wielding Jesus that turns into a porno.” Great, Netflix! Edgy! Courageous! Cutting edge! Stunning and brave! Now, when is your cartoon show featuring, say, a machete-wielding Muhammad who takes up with a nine-year-old Aisha? If we had any actual journalists, they would be asking Netflix officials that question, and there is no doubt about what the answer would be: Netflix has far too much respect for Muslims and Islam to produce a show like that.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Chang: China Calling for Civilizational War Against America and the West
“Gunpowder” is one of those words Beijing uses when it wants others to know war is on its mind. The term is, more worryingly, also especially emotion-packed, a word Chinese propagandists use when they want to rile mainland Chinese audiences…. China’s Communist Party, therefore, is now trying to whip up nationalist sentiment, rallying the Chinese people, perhaps readying them for war. More fundamentally, Beijing is… trying to divide the world along racial lines and form a global anti-white coalition….
Read more at Gatestone Institute.
Tucker: Chinese government using Black Live Matter as a weapon against us
What do the Chinese think of us?
Watch the 11 minute video.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: FOREIGN POLICY
Sundance: Sunday Talks, Rick Grenell Discusses JoeBama’s Ideological Foreign Policy – A Compare and Contrast of Doctrine ~ by Sundance
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard ‘Ric’ Grenell, discusses the ideological flaws within the JoeBama foreign policy as it is being rolled out and our adversaries are laughing. The interview begins with a discussion of the embarrassing U.S-China summit in Alaska, where Chinese officials dressed-down U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken. […] ANALYSIS – The Obama foreign policy doctrine was fraught with ideological hypocrisy as a feature not a flaw. Claim a desire for mid-east peace, set the middle-east on fire with the Arab Spring (Obama Cairo speech). Claim a desire for middle-class workers, yet facilitate corporate offshoring. Claim a desire for Israeli security yet attack Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi for creating Israeli security. Accept a Nobel Peace Prize, set Libya on fire and kill thousands. Accept a Nobel Peace Prize, then attack Syria. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy.
Read more/Watch the 9 minute Grenell interview at The Conservative Treehouse.
Revolver: Bannon’s War Room: Michael Anton Explains How America’s Elites Played Into China’s Hands
Watch the 2:21 minute clip at Rumble.
Goodenough: Defense Secretary Austin Visits Afghanistan Ahead of Shaky May 1 Troop Withdrawal Deadline
Defense Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin’s unannounced visit to Afghanistan Sunday came amid indications that the Biden administration may postpone a troop withdrawal beyond the May 1 deadline set down in a deal signed by the Trump administration in Doha 13 months ago, even as the Taliban insists that it has met “all” of its commitments under the agreement.
Read more at CNS News.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Schoffstall & Foldi: Dark Money Fuels Push to Ditch Filibuster
The left-wing group leading a campaign to have Senate Democrats eliminate the filibuster is housed at one of the left’s most powerful dark money networks, business records show. Fix Our Senate is steering a coalition of 60 progressive groups to pressure moderate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance legislation. The group is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a nonprofit incubator managed by the D.C.-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors. Arabella’s network of funds is used by the nation’s wealthiest liberal donors to secretly bankroll a host of progressive initiatives. The coalition has added dozens of groups in recent days as Democrats increase their calls to eliminate the filibuster.
Read more at Free Beacon.
Saavedra: BREAKING: Photos Released From Inside Border Facilities, Hundreds Of Children Huddled Together In Small Rooms
Photographs from inside one of the Biden administration’s border detention facilities in Texas showed hundreds of migrants, including many children, locked up in “pods” designed to at least give the appearance of trying to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. “Each of eight ‘pods’ in the so-called soft-sided facility has a 260-person occupancy, said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who provided the photos to Axios to raise awareness about the situation,” Axios reported. “But as of Sunday, he said, one pod held more than 400 unaccompanied male minors.”
Read more at Daily Wire.
Sundnace: Media Can No Longer Avoid Reality – JoeBama DHS Official Alejandro Mayorkas Confronted for Border Crisis
Sometimes the reality of a situation is just so overwhelming the mainstream Pravda just cannot keep the ruse in place. Today the corporate media had no option other than to fact-check DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for saying the Biden administration has control over the border. ABC begins by challenging Secretary Mayorkas about the prior warnings of the crisis, while illegal aliens cite JoeBama policy changes as to why they are coming across the Southern border illegally.
Read more/Watch the 2:21 minute video at The Conservative Treehouse.
Steve Guest special communications advisor to Senator ted Cruz tweeted: ABC’s Martha Raddatz to illegal alien who crossed the border: “Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?” Illegal alien: “Definitely not.” Raddatz: “Did you come here because Joe Biden was elected president?” Illegal: “Basically”
Watch the 1:16 minute video interview.
Malloch: President Cackle
We have all seen her and the idiomatic cackle. It is so haunting that it is difficult to forget. It is absolutely nightmarish. In fact, the cackle has become her hallmark and very calling card. And, likely soon, she will formally become our 47th president. A cackle is a harsh, raucous sound made when laughing. It resembles the cry of a goose. The sharp manner recalls Shakespeare’s “crones that cackled of evil deeds.” The cackle often follows pain and destruction, to let you know that the villain is happy with his or her handiwork. In other words, the cackle is pure arrogant pride. […] Let’s look at her qualifications to be commander-in-chief, keeper of the secret codes and what they portend for these United States. I also recognize those who entered the United States illegally because they are already Americans. So it’s only right that you vote in our elections. You will be needed in 2022 and 2024, so despite the pandemic, I will bring many more of you into the United States, so our nation is more unified with yours.
Read more at American Greatness.
McCotter: America’s True Threat
America’s regressive “woke” Left’s hideous ideology amounts to little more than Communist dogma, with the Trojan horse substitution of racial divisions for class struggle. Like their Chicom mentors, these Amcoms’ goal remains the same: the transmogrification of the world’s beacon and preeminent defender of freedom into a totalitarian socialist cesspool. Thus, for these cosseted Amcom ingrates who enjoy the rights, riches, and privileges—if not the responsibilities—of our exceptional nation, it is rank mendacity to allege our nation’s gravest threat is “white supremacy” and systemic racism, which are both exceedingly vile and extremely rare. What is the true threat to America? The systemic Communism of the Amcom woke supremacy—largely funded through your taxpayer, tuition, and consumer dollars—which they are using to infringe, erode, and end our God-given freedoms. It is the Amcoms’ woke supremacy and systemic Communism that has infested our federal and state governments and demanded indoctrination with the immoral and injurious Communist race theory (née “critical race theory”), which is paid for by . . . you. In sum, the government is no longer the guarantor of but the gutter for your God-given, natural rights.
Read more at American Greatness.
WUHAN FLU: IT’S POLITICAL
VDH: Follow The ‘Science,’ They Said
Throughout the Trump years and in particular during the 2020 COVID pandemic crisis, the nation was lectured by the Left “to follow the data,” as the Democrats proclaimed themselves the “party of science.” As sober and judicious children of the enlightenment, they alone offered the necessary disinterested correctives to Trump’s supposed bluster and exaggeration—and to his anti-scientific deplorable following (often dismissed by Biden as dregs, chumps, and Neanderthals). In truth, leftists and Democrats have become the purveyors of superstition. Their creation of a fantasy world is not because they do not believe in science per se, but because they believe more in the primacy of ideology that should shape and warp science in the proper fashion for the greater good. What prompted Paul Ehrlich, Al Gore, or Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hysterically and wrongly to forecast widespread demographic or climatological catastrophe in just a few years was not ignorance of science per se, but a desire to massage science for our own good. The medical pandemic godhead of the Left has been octogenarian Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Read more at American Greatness.
CLIMATE CRISIS: IT’S POLITICAL
Levy: Patrick Moore and the Agenda of Fear
Politically motivated climate alarmists are using fear to gain control of human behavior and environmental resources and undermine free, prosperous societies. Dr. Patrick Moore, an ecologist and disillusioned cofounder of Greenpeace, exposes their agendas and false claims in his recent book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. As a young scientist, Moore was committed to promoting conservation — the responsible use of the earth’s resources — and participated in Greenpeace’s initial campaigns against underground H-bomb testing, whale hunting, and polar bear culling. The disillusionment was gradual. Face to face with activists ostensibly seeking a balance between environmental, social, and economic priorities (“sustainable development”), he was struck by how the then-nascent concept took no consideration of any impact on humankind, and also by how it fiercely inculpated normal human activity. He parted ways with Greenpeace when it promoted . . . […] His latest book gives example after example to demonstrate that the “climate crisis” is fake news driven more by ideology than real science. He demolishes fallacious doomsday prophesies one by one. A chief characteristic of these scares is . . .
Read more at American Thinker.
Nomani: Illinois School District Pays Speaker $175 A Minute To Criticize White People
The receipts are in. According to documents released in response to an open records request, Naperville, Ill., School District 203 paid a diversity consultant, Dena Nicole Simmons, $10,500 for a 60-minute Zoom “keynote” address at its 2021 Equity Institute late last month—a rate of $175 per minute. In one hour, the “anti-racism” consultant earned the equivalent of about two month’s salary for some teachers in the school district. The controversial Feb. 28 event, first reported in The Federalist, raised alarm bells when a whistleblower said Simmons told attendees “our education is based on a foundation of whiteness” and that Americans are “spiritually murdering” students. In addition, parroting the refrain of the “anti-racist” movement, Simmons told attendees that if they were not an “anti-racist,” they were racist.
Read more at The Federalist.
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