Mark Weaver contributor to The Federalist: At a glance, this trial is about the former president. But stopping the leading presidential candidate from criticizing his opponent’s Justice Department’s attempt to imprison him actually means the First Amendment is on trial as well. And it’s just the latest in a sordid history of those in power pulling every available lever to maintain office.
David Harsanyi contributor to The Federalist: Canceling” people who disagree with you over ordinary political issues is bad for civil society. Ruining someone’s life because he wore a MAGA cap or tweeted something stupid or supported the wrong initiative creates an oppressive environment for open discourse. “Canceling” people who sign petitions and hold up signs that openly celebrate or justify the targeted, brutal murders of women and babies, on the other hand, is good for civil society. Stopping malevolent ideas from being normalized is good. Exercising your First Amendment right to free speech and free association to shun and call out people who spread odious ideas in public life is a moral imperative.
Chet Nagel contributor to Canada Free Press: Americans must understand that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been at war with the United States for decades. They declared war in 1999 when China’s People’s Liberation Army published “Unrestricted Warfare.”
Gil Troy contributor to Tablet Magazine: If rape culture is never OK, all civilized people should repudiate so many Palestinians’ and progressives’ delight in spreading these videos and cheering these crimes. In their silence, most leading feminists became complicit, aiding and abetting this mass attempt to dehumanize women just because they’re Jews—or happened to be on the Gaza border that day. Violating every feminist principle I’ve ever read and respected, today’s feminist movement is violently, silently, consenting to this mass crime against women.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The silence of some Holocaust museums and the refusal of most others to place the events of the High Holy Day Massacres at the top of their calendar is an institutional indictment. Jews have spent far too long building museums when we should have been building a future.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Instead of bipartisan and universal support for Israel after Hamas barbarians raped, tortured, and beheaded innocent civilians on October 7, Democrats’ “woke” and brainwashed army of moral relativists saw no evil — unless it could be ascribed to Israeli victims. While the White House press secretary has no problem calling Trump-supporters “extremists,” she is still unwilling to disparage Hamas sympathizers seeking Israel’s eradication. Biden spokesman John Kirby thinks a “rise in anti-Muslim hate” is just as worrisome as the horrendous spate of antisemitism occurring around the world today. And even after Black Lives Matter expressed solidarity with Hamas, the city of Washington, D.C., is repainting a bright BLM street mural in a show of government support. For Democrats, Judaism and Christianity inexplicably deserve condemnation, yet Islam must be praised as a religion of peace. More Americans have an answer: bring back Trump — before it’s too late.
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/ONE WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
Beanz & Edwards: KENYA’S NEW BIRTH TO DEATH DIGITAL ID PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY GATES FOUNDATION & UN
With little accountability or transparency, Africa has been Bill Gates’s pet project since starting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. To date, Gates has committed nearly $29 billion in grants towards topics including family planning, climate change, agriculture development, polio, malaria, public health, mRNA vaccine development, and now a lifetime Digital Identification program in Kenya known as Maisha Namba. Following a series of “closed-door meetings,” Gates will support Kenyan President William Ruto as the nation upgrades its ID system to enable it to conform with global requirements and align it to a digital economy that is long overdue, according to remarks by Immigration and Citizen Services Principal Secretary Julius Bitok. Earlier this year, Gates established a Sub-regional office in Nairobi, solidifying and strengthening his alliance with the Kenyan government. […] “At the heart of this digital transformation is the Maisha Namba, a unique Personal Identification Number assigned to every Kenyan citizen upon birth registration. Maisha Namba will serve as a lifelong identity from birth to death and will replace traditional birth certificate numbers.” […] These ties will no doubt open the door for a social credit system similar to what is feared by those paying attention in the United States to take hold of life in the vulnerable and naive land of opportunity for the likes of deep-state charlatans like Bill Gates. Plugging the new digital ID, which intends to ensure “a whole society approach,” Bitok tweeted in August: […] Along with funding from Bill Gates, Kenya’s digital identity program is supported by the United Nations Development Program. October has been a busy month for Gates in Africa. His foundation announced a $40 million investment on October 9 aimed to help several African manufacturers produce new mRNA vaccines, so the “next time there is a pandemic,” instead of being “last in line,” Africa can make its own gene-damaging vaccines.
Wright: Outrage at New Jersey’s Westfield High School after boy is caught sharing AI-generated NUDES of female classmates, leaving victims feeling humiliated and fearing the images could end up online, as school principal issues warning to parents
Some male students in the sophomore class of Westfield High School in New Jersey used an AI-powered website to generate pornographic images of their classmates using girls’ photos found online. One of the victims, Francesca Mani, who is just 14, has filed a police report.
‘At first I cried, and then I decided I should not be sad. I should be mad and should advocate for myself and the other victims,’ Mani told the Wall Street Journal. Her mother, Dorota Mani, told the publication: ‘I am terrified by how this is going to surface and when. My daughter has a bright future and no one can guarantee this won’t impact her professionally, academically or socially.’ […] ‘New technologies have made it possible to falsify images and students need to know the impact and damage those actions can cause to others.’ Asfendis said she believed the images had now been deleted and were no longer being circulated.
Read more at The Daily mail.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Mahoney, PhD.: POPE TO ATTEND UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE
US bishops echo papal call for climate action. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend the upcoming COP28 climate summit in Dubai from Dec. 1–3, while the U.S. bishops’ conference continues to echo his call for climate activism. In a recent interview with Gian Marco Chiocci, the director of Italy’s TG1 television channel, Pope Francis offered his views on the significance of this summit. He noted that the upcoming summit serves as a critical juncture between the 2016 Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In fact, this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) marks the midway point between the legally binding Paris Agreement, which entered into force in 2016, and the culmination of Agenda 2030 and its globalist, socialist ideals seven years from now. During the interview, the Pope reminisced about releasing his ecological encyclical, Laudato Si, shortly before the 2015 COP21 climate summit in Paris. He shared his perspective, stating, “The Paris summit was the most successful. However, post-Paris, there was a collective retreat, and moving forward in this area demands bravery.” […] Throughout Pope Francis’s tenure, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has consistently echoed the pontiff’s views on an urgent need for environmental action and climate change mitigation. […] However, a contrasting perspective is being offered by the Deposit of Faith Coalition, a group dedicated to confronting the bishops’ Democratic-aligned agenda. The coalition has scheduled a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023, from 1–3 p.m., to coincide with the annual meeting of the U.S. bishops. This conference aims to challenge the prevailing narrative on climate change and its purported misuse by leaders in politics and religion.
Eugyppius: The European Union walks back its ruinous proposal to mandate minimum energy efficiency standards for buildings, as the political will for climate policies continues to crumble across the West
Climatism is slowly dying, and the only remaining question, is how long it will yet linger and how much damage it will do before it is gone. Everything that comes out of Brussels is a foul multilayered onion. On the outside is the laughable impossible childish utopian idealism. As you peel back the layers of abstract aspirations for the concrete prescriptions underneath, you become steadily more terrified. Thus the European Green Deal, proposed by the European Commission in 2019 and approved in 2020, promised to show member states the way to climate neutrality by 2050. A key component of this Deal – one layer deeper – is a legislative package called Fit for 55, which sounds like a diet plan for menopausal women, but which in fact aims to reduce EU emissions by 55% by 2030. This is starting to sound bad, and our creeping suspicions are confirmed when we go deeper still to this thing called the Buildings Directive, which regulates building energy efficiency in the EU. In 2021, the European Commission proposed extensive revisions to bring this Directive into alignment with its “Fit for 55” aspirations.
Watts: James Hansen Hots it Up Even Higher
New paper from the “father of global warming” argues reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to combat climate change. According to a new paper in Oxford Open Climate Change, published by Oxford University Press, the strategies humanity must pursue to reduce climate change will have to include more than reducing greenhouse gases. This comes from an analysis of climate data led by researcher James Hansen. Scientists have known since the 1800s that infrared-absorbing (greenhouse) gases warm the Earth’s surface and that the abundance of greenhouse gases changes naturally as well as from human actions. Roger Revelle, who was one of the early scientists to study global warming, wrote in 1965 that industrialization meant that human beings were conducting a “vast geophysical experiment” by burning fossil fuels, which adds carbon dioxide (CO2) to the air. CO2 has now reached levels that have not existed for millions of years.
REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE MINORITY
Myler: Tuberville Stands Alone
Americans on both sides of the aisle were outraged by reports that Hamas had slaughtered 40 babies in their initial attack against Israel last month — and rightfully so. It’s hard to imagine anything more abhorrent and manifestly evil than the intentional beheading of infants, who are not only innocent but also entirely defenseless. The outrage at Hamas’s heinous murder was fully justified and fully backed by the political establishment. But when babies are killed a bit closer to home, and when they’re killed on the taxpayer dime, the establishment does a 180. Tuberville vs. the Swamp Alabama’s Sen. Tommy Tuberville has drawn fire from all sides for holding up hundreds of military nominations in protest against the Pentagon’s abortion policy. Federal law confines the Pentagon to using funds for abortion only in the cases of rape and incest. But Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has put ideology above law and order, promulgating a memo last October to establish “access to reproductive care” as one of his fundamental principles. Currently, the military violates federal law by providing funds to service members so they can procure out-of-state abortions on demand — but that won’t continue if Tuberville has anything to do with it. Since February, he has held up hundreds of military promotions on the grounds that the Pentagon’s abortion policy is illegal. [NOTE: The promotions being held up are at the failed leadership level)
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Nagle: How China Will Punch Out Our Lights
To match Xi Jinping’s preparations for war we must accelerate rebuilding our navy with more ships and submarines, we must create a real ICBM defense, we must stop thousands of Chinese illegal immigrants now flooding across our borders, and we must round up those already hiding in our cities and towns.
1962, Starfish Prime Our foremost task, however, must be to ensure that our electricity grid is able to withstand an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). Such a pulse can come from nature as a coronal mass ejection – a solar flare – as it did in 1859. That sun flare caused the “Carrington Event,” the most intense geomagnetic storm in our planet’s recorded history. Electronics were rare those days, but telegraph wires acted as antennas for the sun’s energy pulse and it knocked out telegraph systems across America. The next EMP event was man-made. In 1962, Starfish Prime was a test of a 1.4 megaton H-bomb above the Johnston atoll in the Pacific. Detonated 250 miles above the surface it resulted in an unexpected High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) that reached Hawaii, 900 miles away. It knocked out streetlights, set off burglar alarms, and damaged a microwave link that shut down telephone calls from Kauai to other Hawaiian islands. There was no fallout or blast damage to cities and towns below by that detonation in the stratosphere. . . . China now has EMP weapons on their ICBMs and on ships, submarines, and probably on some satellites. Their EMP missiles need only to be detonated above our aircraft carriers in the Pacific to render their radars, radios, and navigation systems useless – as well as those of every aircraft they carry. Because of the range of an EMP pulse, they don’t need direct hits. A miss by a mile will do. But what would happen if a Chinese salvo of first-strike HEMP ICBMs was exploded high above the American homeland?
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Post Editorial Board: Biden’s call for an Israeli ‘pause’ means he’s jumping ship on our ally
President Biden late Wednesday suddenly started talking about a “pause” in Israel’s operation to root Hamas out of Gaza — de facto starting to jump ship even faster than we’d feared. Worse, the White House and Secretary of State Antony Blinken took up the idea: Now it’s a call for multiple, regular “pauses.” Speculation abounds that Biden’s motive is beyond puerile: Democrats are freaking out because a stand on principle might cost him Michigan (thanks to Arab-American voters) next November. […] Of course, the official line is that the pauses would simply be to get more hostages (including Americans that Hamas refuses to let leave) out of Gaza, and more relief supplies in. This is complete nonsense. For starters, enough relief is already getting in; the only issue is that Hamas won’t let it get where it needs to go, in fact is restricting how much can come in via the Rafah crossing.
Campbell: Appreciating Israel’s Dilemmas in Gaza
By opting for a ground invasion, the IDF has set aside potential responses that would be less risky but might pose an even greater danger to Palestinian civilians. […] As is well known to those who have studied and prosecuted wars in the midst of civilian populations—such as counterinsurgencies and counterterror campaigns—the killing of innocent people can turn the population against a combatant force. Terrorists and insurgents know this, too, and seek to provoke violence against civilians. A popular backlash against the deaths of noncombatants can undermine the strategic objective of securing the population on the way to producing a politically viable peace. Tactically, avoiding civilian casualties means using less heavy firepower and more infantry and small arms. Essentially, soldiers have to put themselves at greater risk of being wounded, maimed, or killed by the insurgent enemy to safeguard the lives of the local population.
Now, put these recommendations in the context of the Israeli Defense Forces entering Gaza. The IDF is not an all-volunteer force like the U.S. Armed Forces but consists mainly of conscripts with varying levels of military training and combat experience. Keep in mind, too, that, militarily, Israel could simply level Gaza and not risk a single Israeli life. Instead, Israel will undertake one of the hardest military tasks: attacking into a defense that Hamas has been preparing for years.
VDH: One Sick War
Throughout European and American cities and campuses, tens of thousands of Middle East immigrants and students, and radical leftists chant nonstop “Free Palestinian from the River to the Sea.” More recently, they are also yelling, “Israel, you can’t hide, we caught you in genocide.” Consider the hypocrisy of that dual messaging. Hamas and its supporters are openly and eagerly calling for the genocidal end of Israel by wiping it out from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Yet at the same time they also claim it is Israel that is committing genocide—the very current self-described agenda of Hamas and its expatriate community of devotees! The war has become crazier still. Hamas and its megaphones abroad also blast Israel daily for retaliating for the October butchery of some 1,300 Israeli infants, children, women, and the elderly. They further demand Israel . . .
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Arnold: Biden White House Tells Schools to Stock Up on Narcan As Deadly Drugs Are Brought Over the Border
Border Patrol agents seized enough fentanyl in 2023 alone to kill every American citizen as the country grapples with the consequences of President Joe Biden’s open border policies. Now, the White House is urging schools to stock up on Narcan amid a surging number of fentanyl deaths among American children.
In a letter addressed to U.S. school officials, President Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urged administrators to begin keeping naloxone on hand and to train teachers on how to administer the drug if a student starts overdosing on or is poisoned by fentanyl. The letter reads: . . .
Tobin: Don’t fall for the Islamophobia scam!
What’s the federal government doing in response to a massive surge in antisemitism on American streets and college campuses since the Oct. 7 atrocities on Israel by Hamas terrorists? It’s getting serious about stopping Islamophobia. The announcement that President Joe Biden has assigned Vice President Kamala Harris to work on developing “the first-ever U.S. national strategy to counter Islamophobia” can be dismissed as nothing more than a political gesture. It’s clearly intended to counter the bitter criticism he has received from his party’s left-wing intersectional base that is deeply upset about the president’s support for Israel. As The New York Times has reported, the Democratic Party is splintering over the administration’s stand in support of Israel’s efforts to eliminate the Hamas terrorists running the Gaza Strip. Not even his efforts to delay the Israeli offensive or his insistence that it allow humanitarian aid to enter the terrorist-run enclave that effectively resupplies Hamas has been enough to dampen the criticism that is placing his re-election campaign in jeopardy. […] Prejudice against any group is deplorable, and where there are incidents of bias against Muslims or Arabs, they should be vigorously condemned. Yet as FBI statistics for the past two decades have shown, there is little or no empirical evidence to back up the claims that Muslims faced a backlash of prejudice after the 9/11 attacks.
CORRUPT & DANGEROUS DEMOCRAT PARTY MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Hamilton: D.C. Insider: ‘Despicable’ Media Attacks on Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas Part of Left’s Effort to ‘Undermine’ Supreme Court
Left-wing publications, like the New York Times, the Atlantic, and ProPublica, have been engaged in a smear campaign against conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in recent months — an effort a D.C. insider and close friend of the justice says is “part of Left’s effort to undermine [the] Court and ultimately pack it.” […] “Here we go again, Democrats & media allies are smearing Justice Thomas b/c his friend loaned him money in 1999 to purchase RV. Both Thomas & friend say loan was satisfied. Attacks on Thomas are unprecedented & prove Left wants to destroy Court b/c it’s no longer liberal,” wrote Paoletta, who has been friends with Thomas since he assisted with his confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1991. […] “None of these attacks over past year have demonstrated in any way that Thomas didn’t properly recuse from any case or that his jurisprudence was impacted. Why the constant attacks?” he said. […] “This is pure vendetta by Left attacking Thomas’ relationships off Court because of job he does on the Court. Dems and media tried to destroy Thomas in his 1991 confirmation b/c he is black conservative & they failed. Thomas is now our greatest Justice & the Left is furious,” Paoletta said. “This is why press obsessed w/ going after Thomas & not other Justices/public officials, like stench of graft w/@POTUS & family. Biden paid $200k by brother same day brother paid by company seeking influence & claims it’s repayment of loan. Really??”
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: SEVER THE PARENT/CHILD BOND
Bialosky: Whose Children Are They?
When I was growing up there was no question who was in charge of me. It was my parents. I was blessed with going to one of the finest public school systems at the time — Shaker Heights, Ohio. It was clear the schools were responsible for educating me to read, write, learn mathematics and science, and teach me about history, particularly American history. The responsibility ended there. Have things ever changed? I saw a transition when my own children attended school.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
Troy: Feminists Are Consenting to Hamas’ Rape Culture
And they’re doing it proudly, on campuses and capitals around the world. On Oct. 7, Hamas unleashed a savage assault on southern Israel. These marauders were equal-opportunity killers, kidnappers, and abusers. Their bloody frenzy targeted everyone in their path—babies, Thai workers, Israeli Arabs, Bedouins, the elderly, special needs children, and, of course, Israeli Jews. They particularly relished targeting women—slaughtering them, raping them, cutting babies out of pregnant women’s wombs, torturing mothers and grandmothers in front of their families—and, many fear, sexually enslaving some of the hostages. The world witnessed these perversions because the villains proudly filmed them, then inspired Palestinians and pro-Palestinian progressives to spread them across social media. This secondary, digital, GoPro assault on the victims’ dignity made this orgy of misogyny one of the bloodiest and most publicized attacks on women in history. Nevertheless, more than three weeks later, the feminist community remains silent.
Rudy: Why immunotherapy is emerging as the ‘fourth pillar’ of cancer treatments, experts say
For decades, the go-to treatments for cancer have been chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — but a fourth option is showing promising results. Immunotherapy — which some experts are calling the “fourth pillar” of cancer treatments — is a relatively new approach that taps into the power of the patient’s immune system to fight the disease. […] “We’ve gone from surgery, to radiation, to chemotherapy, to targeted therapy, and now immunotherapy to use the body’s own cells and immune system to turn on the cancer, which is a foreign substance.”
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Greenfield: The Silence of the Holocaust Museums
The worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust has been greeted with silence by some of the nation’s Holocaust museums including those which issued statements about BLM, the death of George Floyd and every possible issue and cause except the mass murder of Jews. […] Holocaust museums have generally continued with their pre-existing programs. Traditional museums have limited their programming to exploring the history of the Holocaust while postmodern museums have put on exhibits about Ukraine, civil rights and the LGBTQ movement. Both behaviors show what is broken about Holocaust museums.
Museums robotically continuing on with commemorations of Kristallnacht without actually pausing to reflect and bring in the current attacks on Jews are violating their mission of ‘Never Again’ and museums that have displaced Jewish programming don’t even have that mission and have no reason to exist.
Hoft: U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Sees Largest Increase in 20 Years, Says CDC
The United States has witnessed its first year-to-year rise in the infant mortality rate since the period of 2001 to 2002. A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Vital Statistics Rapid Release, has revealed that the provisional infant mortality rate for 2022 increased by 3% from the previous year. This comes after a steady decline of 22% from 2002 to 2021.[…] Marie Thoma, a renowned researcher from the University of Maryland who specializes in maternal and infant mortality, expressed her concerns about the trend. “It’s definitely concerning, given that it’s going in the opposite direction from what it has been,” she told AP. Dr. Eric Eichenwald, a Philadelphia-based neonatologist, echoed Thoma’s sentiments, labeling the new data as “disturbing.” He pointed out that while experts have been speculating on the reasons behind this sudden rise, a definitive cause remains elusive.
Young America’s Foundation WATCH: Americans Say How They REALLY Feel About The Mainstream Media
We hit the streets to ask everyday Americans their thoughts on the mainstream media and to give us a ranking of how much they trust them on scale from 1-10. People were interviewed in Washington D.C. and Nashville, TN.
Watch the 6:14 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veae-spT5PM
Poulter: Sodom & Gomorrah Update: Elite University ‘Sex Week’ Events Include ‘Anal 101,’ ‘Strap-On Workshop’
Harvard University is holding a “Sex Week” that includes lessons like “Anal 101,” according to their event page. The week is hosted by Sexual Education by Harvard College Students (SEHCS), which was founded in 2012, and is taking place between Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, according to their website. Other events during the week include “Caring for Your Coochie: Healthy Vulvovaginal Practices,” “I Can See Queerly Now: Demystifying LGBTQIA+ Intimacy” and “A Different Toy Story: Sex Toys 101.” Every year, we’re lucky to host workshops and presentations with educators from around the country. The Sex Week ‘sex’perts do a fabulous job teaching our community about topics that range from ‘getting cliterate,’ to the philosophy of porn, to body positivity during intimacy, and so much more,” their website reads.
WND News Service: Blue city spending millions to clean migrants’ laundry
This gives new meaning to money laundering. New York City is shelling out millions of dollars to wash dirty clothes for migrants in local shelters — including a $1.1 million emergency cleaning contract awarded to Queens-based CRC Management Co. for people in shelters it runs that was revealed in city records Thursday. The free laundry service for migrants is leaving New Yorkers hung out to dry, local leaders said.
As we move through 2023 and into the next election cycle, The Prickly Pear will resume Take Action recommendations and information.