Daily News Roundup
Angelo Codevilla contributor to American Greatness: Those who live under oligarchies are not citizens—because oligarchy validates itself, decides for itself, within itself. It is committed above all to negating a people’s capacity to rule itself.
E.M. Cadwaldar contributor to American Thinker: Truth, as the postmodernists have openly told us, is what authorities say it is. In such a world, you and I are nothing at all.
Julie Kelly contributor to American Greatness: The Biden Justice Department is “the shield and the sword”—the motto of East Germany’s Stasi—for the Democratic Party, protecting its own corrupt ranks while terrorizing any and all detractors.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Fascism and Communism have come to America wrapped in the stolen legacy of the civil rights movement, in the looted and tarnished garb of the heroic campaign to end slavery, and in the guise of protecting women, while actually enslaving and threatening all Americans. The goal of the Left is not rights, it’s never rights, instead it’s absolute power. Identity politics, like class warfare, is just a means of dividing us into quarreling tribes, of inciting violence, and of building the emotional sense of crisis to enable a tyrannical one-party state.
Joseph Klein contributor to Frontpage Magazine: During President Joe Biden’s first 100 days, Biden and his team have advocated a racist dogma that demonizes whites based on the color of their skin. And they have infantilized blacks as powerless victims rather than responsible human beings, based also on the color of their skin. Racism by any other name is still racism, even if it emanates from the Oval Office.
Bob Maistros contributor to Issues & Insights: The government and media will never empower or enable us to exit the Twilight Zone and “overcome COVID.” If that’s not irrational, what is?
William Saletan, contributor to Slate, points his finger at unvaxxed miscreants and freeloaders: Millions of people won’t wear masks, won’t respect social distance, won’t quarantine when they’re exposed to the virus, won’t take recommended precautions to protect the vulnerable—and won’t get vaccinated when it’s their turn, either. A nation of Anthony Faucis is trapped in a nation of Jim Jordans.
BEHIND THE DEEP STATE
Halon: ‘Woke’ CIA recruitment video riles up social media: ‘Truly embarrassing for our entire country’
A new CIA recruitment video sparked a fierce online reaction Monday for being what critics labeled “full of woke propaganda.” The 2-minute video features a 36-year-old Latina CIA agent who described herself as “intersectional,” “cisgender,” and “millennial.” The officer tells viewers that while she used to suffer from “‘imposter syndrome,” she has embraced herself “unapologetically” because she refuses to internalize “misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.” Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright took issue with the video, tweeting: . . . […] Fox News contributor Rachel Campos Duffy noted that the unnamed agent appears to list “all her identities (intersectional, cis gender, millennial woman of color with anxiety disorder) EXCEPT American. God help us,” she wrote.
Read more/Watch the video at Fox News.
Kelly; The Democratic Party’s Stasi
Joe Biden’s Justice Department now operates as the unapologetic enforcer of the Democratic Party’s will, a modern-day Stasi unleashing a campaign of terror against the ruling party’s perceived enemies. Americans who dare to deny the legitimacy of the U.S. president—an activity considered political haute couture from 2016 until 2021—aren’t just dismissed as misguided conspiracy theorists but rounded up across the country to face criminal trials conducted not by a jury of their peers but by Democratic Party-ruled tribunals located in Washington, D.C.. It only took the U.S. Justice Department four short years between ambushing a top Trump national security advisor in the White House to ambushing small-town Alaska spa owners and Iraq War veterans inside their own homes.
Read more at American Greatness.
Federer: Machiavelli, Alinsky, the Criminal Mind, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover – American Minute with Bill Federer
President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist in 1901. The next President, Theodore Roosevelt wanted the government to track anarchist groups, as well as stop sex-trafficking. This led to the creation of the Bureau of Investigation in 1908, though some Congressmen feared it might become politicized or evolve into a deep-state secret police.
Read more at Patriot Post.
Harper: House Republicans question whether White House interfered in 2020 Census data
After the U.S. Census results this week did not come out as many experts predicted, a handful of Republicans are now questioning whether foul play was involved. Several House Republicans sent a letter Friday to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo questioning the integrity of the latest federal census and asking whether the Biden Administration interfered. Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., led the effort along with more than a dozen other Republicans. The group sent a letter asking whether the U.S. Census results released Monday were “independent from any White House interference.” “We write today with concerns . . .[…] “Due to circumstances out of our control, including COVID-19 and numerous severe weather events, we delayed our 2020 Census data collection efforts,” the bureau said. The latest population count raised eyebrows when the final totals in multiple states were far different from the estimates provided just months prior by the U.S. Census Bureau. For instance, some experts predicted that Texas would gain three seats, but it only added two. […] The Republicans allege there is a connection between which states population totals changed and those states political leanings. […] The Oversight Committee requested a wide range of documentation and communication regarding the latest data, alleging it may reveal coordination with the White House.
Read more at Livingstone Parish News.
FIRST AMENDMENT UNDER ATTACK
Turley: Learning To Love “Content Modification”: Facebook’s New Campaign Should Have Free Speech Advocates Nervous
In 1964, Stanley Kubrick released a dark comedy classic titled “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” The title captured the absurdity of getting people to embrace the concept of weapons of mass destruction. The movie came to mind recently with the public campaign of Facebook calling for people to change her attitudes about the Internet and rethink issues like “content modification” – the new Orwellian term for censorship. The commercials show people like “Joshan” who says that he was born in 1996 and grew up with the internet.” Joshan mocks how much computers have changed and then asks why our regulations on privacy and censorship cannot evolve as much as our technology. The ads are clearly directed at younger users who may be more willing to accept censorship than their parents who hopelessly cling to old-fashioned notions of free speech. Facebook knows that it cannot exercise more control over content unless it can get people to stop worrying and love the censor. There was a time when this would have been viewed as chilling: . . .
Read more at Jonathan Turley.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Nobel: From Jim Crow to Joe Crow
Readers are doubtless aware that Jim Crow was a system of state-sanctioned discrimination against black people for the basic reason of their skin color. Housing was segregated as was public accommodations and education. It was almost universally the product of the Democrat Party. Northern Liberals united with Southern bigots to ensure the rule of the Democrat Party. Well, as time often seems to run backward, the Democrat Party is at it again. This time it is Joe Crow, a system of discrimination and demonization of white people, especially white men. It should now be called Joe Crow in honor of Joe Biden, the first President since perhaps fellow Democrat Woodrow Wilson to explicitly favor one race over another on the basis of skin color for the purposes of political power.
Read more at The Prickly Pear.
Spiering: Joe Biden Takes 94 Executive Actions on Immigration in 100 Days
The president and his administration moved quickly to dismantle immigration enforcement measures put into place by former President Donald Trump, opening up the border to more illegal aliens and noncitizens.
Read more at Breitbart.
Ballasy: Biden, Dems seek to redefine ‘infrastructure’ to justify $4 trillion more in new spending
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has referred to the American Families Plan as a “personal infrastructure” proposal. “The personal infrastructure must be built in order for the physical infrastructure to involve everyone in its success,” she said on Thursday. “And that’s why, whether it’s women, minorities, people of color, veterans, rural Native American communities, as well as businesses, must be able to participate in all of that.” Others have called Biden’s proposal a “human infrastructure” plan.
Read more at Just The News.
Codevillla: Oligarchy, and Remedies
Those who live under oligarchies are not citizens—because oligarchy validates itself, decides for itself, within itself. It is committed above all to negating a people’s capacity to rule itself. […] Americans struggle to understand what is happening because we still regard ourselves as citizens, and imagine that those who run our republican institutions still respect them to some extent. We see persons whom the ruling class favors committing crimes with impunity, and complain of “a two-tiered justice system.” But this is not mere corruption. We see corporations wielding government powers and complain that power is being franchised to favorites. But these are not mere favorites of the regime. This is the new regime being itself. Such things are not deviations from republican legality. They are the assertion of oligarchic reality. This is oligarchic justice, oligarchic normality. The republic was yesterday. The oligarchy is today.
Read more at American Greatness.
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