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The CDC Attacks American Children

Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes to jab your kids with mRNA

In a unanimous vote of the CDC panel, they voted to add the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to the schedule of vaccines for children.  This is undeniably a horrible decision, and what makes it worse is that they know the harm these vaccines produce in children, versus the vanishingly small risk to children from the virus itself.  I previously covered the horrible idea of mandating these vaccines for children when politicians wanted to do it, but now they’ve got their hired, bought-and-paid-for, corrupt goons at the CDC doing their bidding for them.  This way, the politicians can say: “Oh, the experts at the CDC did it.”  Already in Florida, Governor DeSantis has said the CDC vote will have no effect in that state, and Kari Lake is promising to prohibit such a thing in Arizona if she’s elected.  The worst part of the motive here is likely worse than you’re imagining. In point of fact, by adding these vaccines to the children’s schedule, what they’ve really done is to protect the manufacturers from any lawsuit.  This effectively means it’s automatically applied to adults as well as children in terms of liability.  If you’ve been injured, or lost a loved-one to these vaccines, you’ll have no recourse against the manufacturers.  They acted on behalf of Big Pharma.  They did it to profit the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of the health and lives of your children and grandchildren, by protecting them from legal liability.

It’s clear that these vaccines should be withdrawn from the market entirely, never mind finding approval for use in children:

 

Here, Bannon’s War Room covers the implications with Dr. McCullough:

Also, Dr. Malone, in the War Room:

Folks need to wake up before they’re tricked into poisoning their children.  I should have realized when I posted about the recklessness of politicians mandating vaccines on children that they would seek another path.  It’s clear that they don’t care if they harm your kids.  They may even want to harm your children.  Whether it’s intended purely to get Big Pharma off the hook, or also to pursue their depopulation agenda, the fact of the matter is that they know these mRNA vaccines are harmful to everybody, but particularly children.  Here’s the response from Governor DeSantis. If your governor isn’t doing the same, you need to ask why:


These people need to be stripped of power.  It’s time for you to volunteer to man the polls, to watch over our voting process, and to get out and engage your friends, neighbors, and relatives to get them to the polls.  We’re running out of time to save this country.  Protect your children.  Tell your adult children so they will protect your grandchildren.  Nobody deserves a monstrous government like this. Nobody.

 

 

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Swamp Gas: Ukraine Narrative Dividing Conservatives and America

Friday, March 4th, 2022

UniParty Media Goes Global

We’ve been watching this war in Ukraine for more than one week, and one of the things that’s become apparent is that there’s a clear divide among conservatives about the war.  The divide is more thorough in the media sphere, but it’s real, and neither side should discount it. On the one hand, you have the segment that I’ll call the pro-interventionists, and even there, it’s not a uniform body of opinion.  On the other hand, you have the anti-interventionists, and again, they’re not perfectly uniform in their view.  The primary cause of all of this division and confused positions arises out of one specific, underlying cause.  The first group is generally prone to accept the media reports at face value, while the second group is not.  This is the result of years of unreliable, unverified, unproven and false reports in the mainstream media, that has shown itself to be perfectly incapable of reporting straight news in the domestic arena.  This is dangerous to our movement, but more importantly to our republic.  As we’ve seen quite clearly in the last six years, the shaping of the media narrative in the media is designed to exact a specific outcome that favors the DC UniParty.  It’s that simple.  The establishment in Washington DC directs the narrative, and the media shamelessly follows along, in order to further their shared interests.  Conservatives must learn, for once and for all, that the DC establishment’s narrative and media domination does not end at the water’s edge. Swamp gas has gone global.

When you consider the media conglomerates that dominate media, what you find is that most are associated quite closely in one way or another.  This set of relationships extends far beyond American shores, as outfits like Paramount Global(Parent of CBS News, Viacom, and others) and NewsCorp(sister company of Fox Corporation and parent of Sky News and others) will quite nicely demonstrate.  NBCUniversal is a similar conglomerate, ultimately the parent of NBCNews, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo among many others.  ABC News is part of another conglomerate owned by Disney, and naturally, CNN is owned by ATT.  The number of print and and broadcast assets under the umbrellas of the media empires constitutes much of the media you consume.  Spend five minutes chasing links from one to another on even and admittedly left-wing reference like Wikipedia, and you will quickly see the ties from one outlet to another.  Add to this the endless cross-pollination as so-called ‘journalists’ move back and forth within the span of the larger umbrella, and you begin to see the trouble.  Then consider how frequently members come from or move to politics and familial relations to politicians, and you see how corrupt this has all become.  By design, they’re all tied-in to the DC UniParty, that spreads it tentacles around the Western world.  Europe, the Americas, and Australia are all places in which these conglomerates compete and largely dominate for the news space.  This is what the media branch of our ruling mafia looks like.

What this means is that in many ways, if you’re searching for news and information, you’re unlikely to avoid the narratives being propagated throughout the DC UniParty’s sphere and reach. In fact, if you search on any of the search engines on any big story, you’re unlikely to get results in the first three or four pages of results that aren’t shaped by or directly disseminated from beneath this umbrella.  You really must go a long way outside of these to find sites and sources that do not rely entirely or almost entirely on the information, misinformation, and disinformation being spewed by these conglomerates.  It’s difficult for non-connected outlets to get noticed, particularly with outfits like Google and Bing acting as gatekeepers that will steer you back beneath the safe confines of the umbrella.

No narrative demonstrates this more thoroughly than the current DC UniParty’s narrative on Ukraine.  This narrative is almost impossible to escape, and as we’ve seen recently, even conservatives easily become ensnared by the tentacles reaching ever outward from the simmering pit of their swamp.  It’s not that they shape the news, so much as that in many cases, they’re fabricating it from whole cloth.  On Thursday night, they rushed to the news-desks and printing presses and websites with the narrative that the Ukrainian nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhia, which caught on fire early Friday morning, had rising radiation levels. Within hours, this was all shown to be false, inasmuch as the actual fire was in an administrative building, and radiation levels from the plant were never affected.  This is the second time during the course of this war that this narrative has been spread, last week seeing a similar story focused on the plant at Chernobyl.

As I’ve been covering during the last several days, the reporting we’re seeing is almost entirely propaganda, but not from the Russians or Ukrainians as would be expected.  Instead, most all the propaganda we’re now seeing is emanating from Western media, including particularly the swamp-gassers in DC and New York.  The problem for conservatives rests with the segment of conservatives who still trust anything in media at this point.  The same media that provided all of the false narratives over the last seven years with respect to Trump, Russia, impeachments, Jan 6th, COVID, and all the other nonsense we’ve been force-fed all emanates from the same fetid, stinking, stagnant pool.

I wish there were a way to show conservatives who are still being misled that the false narratives don’t stop at the water’s edge.  There is no clean and pure media anywhere in the West, if it’s tied to this same crowd of spinmeisters.  Conservatives who understand this are refusing to go along, as they should.  Stories have now come out that Zelenskiy may in fact be as corrupt as the guy he replaced, and he’s got offshore accounts and interests as far away as Belize.  This is a fact the swamp-gassers will never tell you, because it doesn’t fit with their narrative.  The larger problem, however, is getting these conservatives still slurping-up the media narrative to understand they’re being fooled again, and by the same crowd.  Once you see it, there’s no going back, and it’s important for Americans to see it.  What I’ve heard so far of Bongino’s radio show on Friday suggests that he’s begun to see it more clearly.  Having investigated the SpyGate scandal, and indeed having written books about it, Bongino has caught scent of the swamp in all of this, and it’s important that others do too.

 

Embarrassing Loss of Credibility in Talk Radio in the Era of FakeNews

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

The difficult chore of maintaining credibility in the era of FakeNews

It started in a big way last week. Dan Bongino violated his own self-imposed “72 hour rule” with the story of the Snake Island story from Ukraine. Before the weekend was over, he’d discovered that he’d been misled like so many others, promptly informing his listeners of that fact on Monday.  Dan’s “72 hour rule” is that when some new story of bomb-shell proportions comes along, he tends to hold onto them in order to verify the stories multiple ways before repeating them to his audience.  Many others have seemingly been duped, repeatedly, and it’s a real problem, because while they may not be the ones originating the story, they’re the ones repeating it to their audiences.  From the point of view of their audiences then, for all intents and purposes, they are originating the stories.  On Tuesday, as is my habit while driving home, and as soon as I walk in the door, I tuned into Mark Levin’s show.  Levin, long my runaway favorite among talk-show hosts, began in on a story in which he described the workings and effects of thermobaric bombs.  He explained that Russia was using them. He also explained that Russia was using cluster-bombs against civilian areas, despite the bombs having been banned for use against civilians.  Within less than twenty hours, these reports had been smashed when Bongino said on air on Wednesday that these reports hadn’t panned-out.  A little digging revealed that this had been a completely unconfirmed report, and initially, there was a video discounted as fake by the gentleman in charge of the political subdivision in which it had allegedly occurred.  The claims about cluster bombs are likewise unconfirmed, except that in Eastern Ukraine, there’s some evidence the Ukrainian forces have used them.  At this moment, there is still no firm evidence that either side has used them, but even as of this moment, you can surf over to Levin’s site for his Tuesday Recap page and find the unverified claims about their use by Russia, along with the false claim that these weapons are altogether forbidden.  He also claimed during his on-air description that the thermobaric bombs constitute a chemical weapon, which they most certainly are not.  All of this made it plain to me in a very painful way that my favorite among talk-show hosts, Mark Levin, a guy I have enjoyed more even than Rush over the years, had now joined the legion of outlets I generally consider #FakeNews.  It’s both shocking and saddening to me.  We have so few media outlets we can take at face value.  Whether by negligence or intent or because they’ve simply been fooled by others, it’s clear now that just when we need them most, most all media, even supposed “conservative” media, lie to us in varying degrees.  Though I neither feel it should be my place, nor do I feel I have the heart to do the matter full justice, I must now take on “the Great One,” for the sake of my own integrity.

This is and has been the greatest disappointment of the last several years, and it began during the era of Trump, not because of anything Trump did, but because since the rise of Trump, any pretense at objectivity has been ditched in mainstream media, from CNN to MSNBC to Reuters to FoxNews.  Media outlets have become so uniformly unreliable in so many ways for people like talk-show hosts, who must rely upon valid and factual news stories to fuel the discussions they will spawn with their audiences.  The underlying information is so frequently inaccurate that talk-show hosts are finding it difficult to stay ahead of the fake news injected at light-speed into the conversation.  Don’t misunderstand me to have said that I believe Mark Levin or Dan Bongino are liars, but that they now serve as a conduit through which lies are smuggled to their predominantly conservative audiences.  I don’t believe this is their intention, but I suspect that applies to many other talkers.  It’s that they’ve come to rely on sources that are corrupt or corruptible.  It’s happened to me a time or two over the last eleven years here on this blog, usually in very small ways I’ve rushed to correct.  The problem is that at the speed with which information now propagates upon its release in modern media, a lie can do real damage to our world, in ways that could be measured in millions of lives.

When the pandemic coverage had begun in 2020, I’d already suspected Fauci of giving us all a load of internally inconsistent nonsense.  From a logical point of view, many of his pronouncements didn’t make sense.  His answers were either unnecessarily evasive or expressed with unjustifiable certitude.  Some of it was simply nonsensical.  Mark Levin was among the first people in conservative media who featured Fauci as a guest, on his show on Foxnews.  Fauci used Levin’s credibility with his conservative audience to ensnare them with his now largely-debunked and almost completely refuted narratives.  I dare Mark Levin to now go back and re-watch the garbage he permitted Fauci to spew under the banner of “Life, Liberty and Levin,” and tell me that somehow, he feels unashamed for having failed his audience.  He should feel pain if he now re-watches that episode, particularly considering that people made life-and-death-level decisions based on Fauci’s pronouncements early on.  Mark Levin is a trusted source among conservatives like me.  You can do the math.  The fact that Fauci was saying these things on Levin’s show made them seem more reliable.  Silly, gullible me. While I still didn’t trust Fauci, I did trust Mark Levin, and Fauci had now been given Levin’s virtual imprimatur.  Fool me once…

Less than one year later, on January 6th, 2021, I listened as Mark Levin came on the radio and raged against the rioters at the Capitol on that day.  He railed against the people at the Capitol, as if they were the terrorists my gut said they hadn’t really been, at least most of them.  I listened, and I began to get that sickly feeling of disappointment.  Was Levin falling for another false story?  Since then, Levin has clearly realized, due to in-depth reporting by people like Julie Kelly, that he wasn’t getting the full story then, either. This entire episode had been frustrating to me because I actually know a man who observed some of what went on at the Capitol that day, during the event, from outside the Capitol, where he could see much of what was going on.  While he never went into or anywhere near the scrum going on outside, he was in a position to see that there were numerous and obvious provocateurs.  He told me that at one point, it became clear to him that at least some of the Capitol Police appeared to be acting in collusion with some of the provocateurs.  Many innocent dupes followed the provocateurs into the Capitol, and my friend could see this happening. Some of the dupes were even drawn into a melee with police by the provocateurs, which happens quite easily in a crowd this size.  As these events were happening, I was in my office listening to accounts of it, live on the radio, wondering immediately if this was another DC-UniParty setup.  Why wasn’t that Levin’s first instinct?  He has enough experience to have spotted it.  I live half a continent away, but I can smell DC BS from the other side of the planet these days.  This event had that stench from the beginning.  Despite our shared experience of the last several years, for more than a few radio hosts, it wasn’t so obvious for some reason, but should have been.  Instead, we got the usual “we condemn all violence” business, in a fashion no different than Chris Wallace repeatedly demanding that Trump denounce white supremacists on the debate stage, starting from the ridiculous premise that Trump were some sort of racist who now needed to renounce such associations.  Conservatives must lose their fear of these smear-jobs, because it cripples them, not only politically but also intellectually, which is the intent of the smear-artists. For all appearances to the world, Levin and many other hosts were pushing the mainstream media, DC UniParty narrative, again.

Levin is a passionate advocate for positions in the information sphere, as am I, which is undoubtedly a large measure of what draws me to his broadcasts daily.  I don’t make decisions about issues or candidates on the basis of emotion, but instead take a firm and careful accounting of them.  Once I’ve done so, I then apply my passion to the conclusions I’ve drawn in explaining an issue or advocating a particular stance.  The problem that arises for people like Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, or anybody else in the broadcast space is that things move incredibly fast.  Information blasts in and out, and it is updated and superseded by better, more accurate information, but also sometimes more bogus, inflated, and hyped information.  It happens constantly.  In this environment, one is going to make judgments about the newsworthiness of a story in an accelerated frame of reference, and it will necessarily lead to a much higher rate of error than it will, for instance, on a lowly blog published in the backwaters of the Internet. Some of the posts here are composed, fact-checked, and pushed out in thirty minutes or less, but those are rare. In the main, the postings on this site will have taken hours to compose, sometimes days, or longer, and I’ve been known to table a story indefinitely if I think my information isn’t solid enough. If you were to have access to what’s here, you would see that I have almost half as many posts in “draft” status as the almost fourteen-hundred posts that have been published over the span of years. Those drafts are posts you cannot see, and many of them you will likely never see, but this is the process. If a story just doesn’t stand up as I think it should, it’s never published. That’s born of the luxury of knowing I’ll almost never be “first” with a story, and that all I can offer is a unique perspective, or new details you hadn’t been presented before, and because the speed at which I present information is far less important to my audience than the idea that I get it right.

Levin sometimes has excellent instincts.  In March of 2017, based on a smattering of seemingly unrelated stories across several media outlets including McClatchy and the New York Times, Levin’s good instinct for political chicanery by Democrats led him to piece together the story we’ve all come to know is SpyGate, which actually encompasses a whole universe of sub-scandals, from spying on the Trump campaign and presidency, to the use of that information to concoct two fake impeachment narratives.  The chicanery also revealed what should be the biggest scandal of all: The corruption of the FISA system by actors within the Justice Department and the FBI, along with others both directing and participating in these activities in the administration, and on the FISA court.  What Levin’s instinct (and experience within the DOJ)provided him was the starting point for unveiling what should be known as the greatest scandal in American history, but for the fact that the corrupt and corruptible media will never willingly report on it.  Claims that Levin is incapable of stellar research and investigation are to be ignored.  It’s clear he has the experience and clear-eyed thinking to analyze such things.  Why does it seem, of late, that he’s not nearly so clear-eyed in his appraisals?  We can always forgive errors born of honest intent, but the problem is that media will attack even for those sorts of instances.

Levin bitterly complained after a small error in his most recent book, runaway New York Times best-seller American Marxism, was made out to be a mortal sin by a few among the chattering class in the leftist mainstream media.  In general, his books are extremely informative and well-written. They’re amazingly well-researched and thoroughly documented. Few authors go to the lengths to provide the citations that Levin routinely does within the pages of his books.  The problem is that when those critics reviewing your books are doing so with a political bias and intent, what you get instead of honest critiques are partisan hit-jobs.  Levin made the error of writing “Franklin School” instead of “Frankfurt School,” as if that’s not an easy mistake to make and and a more difficult error to spot in editing. From the point of view of the full-tilt leftist media, this was the worst scandal in literary history, and they used it to libel him mercilessly.  There’s a vast difference between an innocent error and the intentional falsehoods leftists publications gin through their presses and websites daily.

One of the problems is that in broadcasting, information moves extremely rapidly, and if you let yourself become emotionally invested in your conclusions about a given story too quickly, you’re going to get burned, quickly losing the trust of your audience, particularly if you don’t forthrightly confront the story’s inaccuracies or plain falsehoods promptly, as Bongino did on Monday and again Wednesday.   In the case of Mark Levin, I’ve come to a crossroad due to this trouble.  As a matter of loyalty for all his years of hard work, honest advocacy, and excellent programming, I am easily persuaded to give him another chance.  And another.  And probably several more.  The crisis I’m beginning to experience is that this has become something of a trend, but more importantly, he surely became aware between his broadcasts of Tuesday and Wednesday that the use of thermobaric or cluster bombs (by either party) in the war in Ukraine are unconfirmed.  I listened intently to the whole of his Wednesday broadcast, as I do most days, waiting for him to step right into the matter and clear it up. He never did.

Another sin of Levin’s is made up of his best intentions to advance conservatism.  On many more than one occasion, due to his desire to defeat the left, he’s let alleged conservatives on the air, generally Republicans seeking election/re-election, who come on to use his platform in a political season, often seeking his endorsement or even just the legitimacy among conservatives lent to them by appearing on his airwaves.  Lindsey Graham?  Kevin McCarthy?  There are more.  Too many, really.  I remember yelling at my radio, riding down the road “Mark, why do you bring these RINOs on your program? They’re going to screw you and betray us as soon as they’re re-elected.”  Well?  Have they?  Yes, sadly they have.  Levin himself was gently commenting on this recently.  He knows.  What he may not realize is how thoroughly it harms his credibility.

Since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Levin has begun to bang the pots and pans indicating he’s very much in favor of some kind of intervention, or at least assistance to the beleaguered people of Ukraine.  It’s leading him to accept too quickly the dis/misinformation he’s getting from some source(s), perhaps at Foxnews, or perhaps elsewhere.  This has begun to seriously impact his credibility.  On Wednesday evening, my worst fears in this vein were realized when he began gushing over Never-Trumper FoxNews Pentagon Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, who’s a known leftist, clearly committed to corrupting news over at FoxNews.  She’s one of the demons involved in the fake, ridiculous story about Trump at Normandy back in 2018, in which he allegedly called service-members who died there “suckers.” At the time of the story, Griffin said she was “unable to confirm the more salacious details,” implying she had confirmed the less salacious details, which naturally, she hadn’t.  The whole story was later debunked, but as usual, the debunking never received coverage to scale of its the story’s original propagation.  If this is one of Levin’s routine sources on national security matters, then nothing he says on the subject is even remotely reliable any longer.  I get it: He’s not a reporter, but he still has some obligation to the facts, and he needs to be more discerning in selecting his sources.  Neither Griffin nor Baier, both to whom Levin seems to have some unusual attachment, are what I would consider reliable or even particularly passable sources.  Before going on an anger-fueled rant about how he’d happily provide his own weapons to the people of Ukraine, perhaps it would be a good idea to verify the reports of cluster-bombs and thermobaric bombs allegedly employed by the Russians.  When it turns out, less than one day later, that the stories were either false or at least unverified, what then can he say to pull back on the bombast?  It’s too late. Elvis has left the building.  The best he can do is to retract the story later, but how does he then retract the bombast?  He almost certainly won’t.  He’s likely to leave that part stand, despite being at least partially motivated by the false stories.  This is the danger of the passion when driven by unchecked or unverified information.  As of now, he’s still letting the thermobaric and cluster bomb stories stand.  I suppose he hopes we won’t notice, or that the unverified stories will become verified, or even mooted by future verified use.

Bongino was more measured Wednesday, having mostly abandoned the narrative that Putin had become unhinged and “irrational,” instead pulling it back to “unpredictable.”  The interesting part about that is that in times past, Bongino had criticized Biden for destroying any “strategic ambiguity,” while praising Trump for having maintained it.  “Strategic ambiguity” consists, in part, of unpredictability. On Monday and Tuesday, he had relentlessly pounded on the idea that Putin was perhaps irrational or even insane.  It doesn’t help that this has been the mainstream media and UniParty narrative. Here is Hillary Clinton from Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show:

Notice that Clinton questions Putin’s state of mind too.  It’s foolish to assume your enemy is a crackpot because he’s become less predictable.  In time of War, I would in many respects seek to make myself as unpredictable as possible to adversaries and enemies.  It would be my intention to keep them guessing, and I’d want them to worry mightily about my willingness to ratchet-up the intensity or scope of the war.  Bongino likes to talk about how President Trump had maintained a cloak of “strategic ambiguity” around his foreign policy intentions.  Why would Putin behave differently?  In contrast, Clinton famously had her reset button with the Russians while serving as Secretary of State, a job she was woefully ill-equipped to perform.  Fortunately for her, it did give her access to bilk much of the globe with her Clinton Foundation.  It was strictly a cash-and-carry operation, and there was no “strategic ambiguity” in it.  Her mission was to cart away cash, and Russia fully understood it.

The other thing clear in the video is that the DC UniParty establishment is trying to capture the mantle of Ronald Reagan, as they continue their anti-Trump narrative.  People like Levin and Bongino need to think very carefully about who’s providing the information they now rely upon to make pronouncements about Ukraine.  If I could ask either man a question, I think I might pose it this way:

Consider the following list of names: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney, Adam Schiff, Susan Rice, Eric Swalwell, Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney, Fiona Hill, “Colonel” Vindman, Victoria Nuland, Ron Klain, and Jake Sullivan.

Now consider the events in Ukraine since roughly 2004.  Then consider the activities of that list of people(and other cohorts) over the intervening period. Then, consider the following facts: In 2014, with funding and assistance from the US State Department, US DOD, and various US intelligence agencies, there was a coup d’etat in Ukraine.  Essentially, the US fomented and funded regime-change in Ukraine. Ever since, the narrative in DC by the establishment, particularly the Democrats, has been “Russia, Russia, Russia.” Even Mitt Romney talked about Russia in his debate appearance, but Obama immediately deflected the question by mocking Romney.  Had Romney inadvertently let a cat escape the proverbial bag?

Now ask: How many of the people listed above were involved in the RussiaHoax/SpyGate, the First Impeachment of Trump, the Second Impeachment of Trump, and how many had a hand in the January sixth story, events, and subsequent narrative? How many are now pushing the official DC UniParty’s Ukraine narrative, in concert with corrupt and corruptible media?

The media lies endlessly to us, and those lies don’t stop with events beyond the water’s edge.  Meanwhile, I have to hear Levin questioning the patriotism of Americans who are questioning the official DC narrative, or suggesting they’re Russophiles or similar garbage.  That’s what I expect from Hillary Clinton, so that when I hear it coming from the radio in Mark Levin’s voice, I must ask him: “What in the Hell are you thinking?” Why would Mark Levin now take up the “Russia, Russia, Russia” allegations of Hillary Clinton only to aim them against members of his own audience? On the basis of information from which sources?  Jennifer-freaking-Griffin???

These two men have repeatedly demonstrated their capacity for intense investigations and research, but they’ve been steered in the Ukraine story largely by emotion, driven by many false stories, false narratives, and imagery that’s been created but unsubstantiated in far too many cases. In media generally, we’ve been shown a story about Miss Ukraine, bearing arms and ready to fight, but the rifle she’s pictured with is an airsoft rifle, (airsoft being a sport she enjoys.)  We’ve been told about the “Ghost of Kiev,” by such low-lifes as Adam Kinzinger, that has turned out to be an utter hoax.  The Snake Island story turned out to be propaganda in the larger dimension:  It appears that rather than having been killed after telling their Russian attackers to “Go F’ themselves,” they laid down their arms in surrender, and are now all safe, albeit disarmed and removed from the battlefield.  We’ve had a member of the Ukrainian Parliament tell the world that she’s fighting “not only for Ukraine, but for the New World Order.”  We’ve had every manner of false story propagating, not merely from the combatants, but particularly from the Western media.  The number of fabricated, concocted stories coming out of the war zone are far too numerous to list here. Even the imagery is frequently suspect, as reported elsewhere on this site.

That Levin and Bongino walked into some of these stories is no surprise.  I too was sucked into one of them early on.  The Snake Island story recalled the bravado and courage of the Alamo, until it didn’t.  What’s been surprising and disappointing is how thoroughly Levin has been entirely swamped by some of it.  Bongino corrected the record, in his defense and to his credit.  So far, Levin has not, and he’s not backed-off his bombastic declarations about his willingness to ship arms to a country that has been a playground for the DC UniParty’s money-launderers.  The alleged brave acts(it’s not that I doubt the bravery of Ukrainians, but only the veracity of this narrative) are being pushed in media with a reckless disregard for fact-checking and verification, which is the definition of war-time propaganda.  The “fog of war” only clears if we work to make that hapen.  It’s important for talkers to right their ships when they get a story wrong.  Sometimes, it’s understandable and forgivable if the host makes amends by leading with the truth or a correction at the next available opportunity, as Bongino has done this week.  We need solid information, and while I still want the passion both men bring to their respective endeavors in media, I have to insist that they improve their information-vetting, by reconsidering the sources they now employ.  Clearly, some of those sources are of dubious veracity.  I enjoy the presentations of each man, both interesting and entertaining, as well as bracing and motivating, but I need the foundation to be solid.  Everybody makes mistakes, me included, but there are innocent errors and errors of incomplete information, but there are also errors born of haste, undue passion, lack of due diligence and malice.  I expect the former to happen from time to time, and they are entirely generally to be forgiven upon forthright correction.  The other sort, when they become habitual, threaten to turn an outlet or a show into nothing better than another mainstream media outlet: Corrupt or corruptible.  This also applies to many others in the conservative space.  In a moment of excess passion, it could easily happen to me.  We must fight against this kind pollution of facts driven by our own intemperance, but we must also hold outlets and hosts accountable.  I need Levin to correct the record, telling his audience that reports of thermobaric bombs or cluster bombs intentionally targeting civilians are unconfirmed, unverified reports at this time.  In fact, their use at all remains unverified.  These weapons are indeed nasty, but the US has employed cluster-bombs too.  Ask the Iraqis.  Ask the Afghans.  What makes their use illegal, like so many weapons of war, is their use in the intentional targeting of civilians.  Under various international treaties and conventions, doing so constitutes a war crime.  It’s important for Levin to fix this at the next opportunity, and as ever, at least for the moment, I’ll be listening this evening to see if he will.

 

 

Joe Biden Must Abdicate Candidacy Now

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Is a Compromised Candidate Acceptable?

The evidence coming out of the emails and other information from the Hunter Biden computer and hard-drive contents disclosed by the NYPost and former Mayor Rudy Guliani require immediate action.  There is sufficient information present to suggest that Joe Biden is mortally compromised, and cannot be permitted to be President of the United States.  This information, which has every appearance of being authentic, the content of which has not yet been denied by the Biden campaign, is pure blackmail material.  If Joe Biden is elected President, there is a high probability that the Chinese and other malevolent actors, in possession of this and more information, would use it to undermine the United States government, its defenses, its security, and indeed, the safety of the American people.  Joe Biden must not be permitted to be President, and the Democrat Party, slavishly committed to this course, must turn this around immediately.  A president so thoroughly compromised is a walking danger to every American, and for the good of the country, this charade by which the media pretends this is all quite fine must be put to an end. For the safety of the nation, Biden must abdicate his candidacy now.

One of the people who has done the best job of expressing the appropriate level of outrage and disbelief at the utter irresponsibility of all the players who are helping Biden to conceal all of this has been former US Secret Service agent, former NYPD cop, and pod-caster extraordinaire, Dan Bongino. Bongino understands the gravity of these disclosures, and he understands that what is at stake here is more than just typical political disputes.  This is an issue of the utmost import to our national security, fundamentally holding our nation’s future in the balance. A president is entrusted with the power to command our forces and make war, or to withhold our forces when better judgment might deploy them. A nuclear-armed hostile like China in possession of potential blackmail information over a President of the United States and members of his family is an unconscionable risk we must not take. In the segment below, courtesy of Rumble.com, Bongino explains the threat along with the utterly vapid, irresponsible stance of the mainstream media in covering this up and even making light of it:

Biden must never be put in a position to compromise the United States of America. He should step aside immediately, but failing that, his party must remove him. If they will not act, and if he’s already in so deep that this train has left the station, and there is no other alternative, we must make sure that every friend, neighbor, relative, or stranger on the street is aware that Joe Biden is not merely a shameless profiteer who traded on his office as the Vice President, but that he may well directly sell out our country as a would-be President of the United States.  There can be no excuse for any rational person to vote for this man, or any ticket on which he appears, or even a party that would knowingly place him in nomination. There is growing evidence that this conduct has been known around Washington DC for years, and that Biden may not have been the only person similarly situated, so we can expect much of official Washington DC to remain mute on the question.  He must never be entrusted with the “nuclear football” or more broadly, the security of the American people. It’s an awesome responsibility his conduct to date demonstrates he is incapable of carrying.

This is more than some mere low-grade DC scandal.  This goes to the very security of our nation.  If the Big-Tech giants are too deeply invested both in he and in China to let this story through, we must carry it, but we have less than three weeks to do it. People are voting in many states already. Time is of the essence. This must be stopped, and if that means Harris moves to the top of the ticket, so be it. She too should be defeated, but Biden must be taken out of contention for the presidency. His conflicts, in addition to suggesting substantial legal and criminal liability, make him a clear and present danger to our national security. No rational American should be willing to see his candidacy continue, much less his election.

 

Editor’s Note: In a followup to yesterday’s post, Guliani explained that on the morning of the original story breaking, a Biden attorney called the computer repair shop to ask for the harddrive back. That almost certainly eliminates any questions as to the authenticity of the data. You can see that in this video at the 14:30 mark:

A Color Revolution in America: How the Left Plans to Overthrow the United States

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Sabotaging a system with fraud in order to claim it had been fraudulent

Those who follow global politics will more readily understand this approach to overthrowing a government.  For those less well-versed, this is a primer on what you are seeing today in America, and why the particular sorts of things you’re seeing are happening.  None of it is accidental.  It’s not random.  The American system of government is slowly being overthrown and you’re to have no say in it.  Yes, George Soros is funding part of it, and behind the scenes, Barack Obama and those in his orbit are helping to direct it.  The first thing you need to know is the methodology, and what are the ultimate aims of this revolution.  Your voice is to be nullified.  All notions of self-governance are to be replaced by “rule of the experts.”  Experts in medicine, transportation, energy, sustainability, warfare, communications, propaganda, technology, environment, education and law will become your new masters.  Elections will be meaningless, because the superstate they create won’t need politicians except as a facade.  If all of this sounds a bit like a mix between 1984 and Atlas Shrugged, that’s because it is precisely that:  A communist super-state empowered to rule over every aspect of your lives, including your reproduction, your nutrition, your “career,” and most anything else you dare to imagine.  This is what these “visionaries” imagine, but if you think its aimed solely at the United States, you’re far too narrow-minded.  These people are the nuts who wish to rule the whole world.  In order to do so, they must get you to reject the old order, the revolution of 1776, and all that developed out of it.  To get you to go along, they have a plan, and that plan has been used repeatedly.  What they intend for you is a color revolution, and the time for that revolution is now.  They will use fraud and chaos to undermine our election or at least create that appearance, so that they can assert its illegitimacy. This will be their justification for revolution.

The basic model takes the form of massive demonstrations(and riots) around an election, particularly an election that does not come out the way the revolutionaries want. The election itself serves as the apparent catalyst for the unrest.  The real cause is the political aims, almost always left-oriented, of the revolutionary element.  The idea is to have a disputed election, in which either the outcome is uncertain, or there are claims of widespread fraud, or both.  The idea is to give an excuse for demonstrations and general political and social unrest so that there is a basis for the claim of legitimacy of the revolution.  Remember, one of the most important elements of any revolution is some sort of grievance claiming the illegitimacy of those in power, and the otherwise illegitimate claim to power of the revolutionaries.  If you wonder why even in 2016, the question was asked of Donald Trump: “Will you accept the outcome of the election,” you now understand at least the basic reason: They need a contested, disputed election. They need somebody to contest it. They need somebody to challenge its legitimacy. As you’ve seen, in the end, it turned out to be the Democrats and Hillary Clinton who questioned the legitimacy of the election.  So it will be in 2020, whatever the electoral outcome.  In point of fact, our electoral college system offers them an added method for challenging the election’s legitimacy.  As you saw in 2016, they will claim that the popular vote proves them the winner, but as we all know, we don’t elect our president through popular vote.  Nevertheless, due to the grotesque mis-education of our population in the public schools, there is this notion that “majority rule” should be the way.  As we’ve discussed ad nauseum, our electoral college system is perhaps the greatest instrument of long-term stability in our constitutional framework.

For a color revolution to succeed, it is that very stability they must overcome.  It doesn’t matter if the method for overcoming it involves massive fraud on the side of the revolutionaries. Since in many cases, they will have either a sympathetic or colluding news media, they will control the ability to direct the narrative.  They will control the ability to write the ‘rough draft” of recorded history.  In this way, the media is much more powerful than even our framers had envisioned.  They have the ability to make the news whatever they decide it should be.  Just as they’ve mostly succeeded in disappearing Dr. Li-Meng Yan from the public consciousness, or hidden the retraction of the Trump loser-sucker war dead hoax, they are able to make the news appear in any way they want.  If they tell you the election had been illegitimate, there will be no way to contradict the story.  Fox News isn’t going to tell you, just like they won’t let their guests or contributors tell you about George Soros’ role in funding the rioters or the various DAs who enable them. In case you missed it:

What form the color revolution will take is unknown, in the sense of particulars, but the general concept is clear. This is why Hillary Clinton, a long-time Soros puppet and conspirator, urged the Joe Biden not concede the election under any circumstance.  They will roll out their riot mobs, perhaps even in the lead-up to the election, as part of a voter suppression move.  Remember, these people do precisely those things of which they accuse their opponents.  It’s by design.  If they say “Republicans are trying to suppress the vote,” then you can know it’s a lie and that they are actively trying to suppress the vote. If they say “violent Tea Party protesters,” you can know the Tea Party protesters were not violent, but that they have mobs who are.  If they say there is “politicization of justice,” then you can know they are politicizing it. Whatever they accuse others of doing, you can know that they are actually the ones doing it.  It’s a strategy of disinformation, and even their cohort groups exhibit this behavior.  For example, the group using DARPA-created artificial intelligence, run by former General Stanley McCrystal, is called “Defeat Disinfo,” but the spreading of disinformation is precisely the aim of that group.

They have also worked to undermine military allegiance to their commander-in-chief. That was the whole purpose of the now-retracted The Atlantic hoax-story that spread like wildfire, as though it were planned, two weeks ago.  They have to undermine any institution that might stand by the constitution.  This has been the purpose of these phony groups of traitorous former officers who signed their letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  By contrast, what they are suppressing are the stories where military families signed a letter in support of President Trump. You will only learn of this in conservative publications, but nowhere in so-called “Mainstream” press.

All of this is being done in order to undermine the President in preparation for removing him forcibly from office if need be. They intend to create so much doubt and divisiveness around this election that the matter really is in doubt, particularly if Trump wins, and especially if they can show that he “lost the popular vote.” They will claim this entire election had been rigged and was corrupt, and this is why their phony polls continue to show the race within the margin of error.  It’s about creating doubt in as many minds as possible about the legitimacy of a Trump victory.  In the end, they are willing to use violence.  As others have said, they are willing to destroy the country in order to avoid accountability for their crimes.  It’s as bad as that.  They’re facing serious prison time, or worse, some of them, so that there is nothing they won’t do to avoid facing prosecution.  If Trump remains, legitimately or not, they know they’re apt to face the gallows, or at least a long stretch in a federal prison.  This includes people at the top in driving this revolution.

Here, Dan Bongino does a great job of explaining the coming color revolution. In fact, I would commend his entire series of podcasts this week to your viewing:

It’s all about de-legitimizing the whole system. It’s about an argument that no matter how the election ends, the system underpinning it is illegitimate, and doing everything they can to make it illegitimate.  Yesterdays’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a perfect example.  The idea is to create wreckage in the system, and then use the resulting failures to say the system is illegitimate.  It’s like intentionally planting a fifty-third card in a deck, say an extra Ace of spades, so that when it comes up, you can claim the game had been rigged and cancel all bets.  It’s the methodology of thugs: They’re not willing to live by the rules, so they wish to claim the rules are faulty, and as evidence, they’re going to create a disaster within the rules.  That’s the plan. That’s what all of their media narratives about the notion that “we won’t know who wins on election night.” Look at what they’re doing.  Let nobody deter you from voting, but more importantly, get out there and vote, and take a neighbor, a friend, and anybody else you can convince to go.  The best chance we’ve got of defeating this is an overwhelming Trump win.  They’ll have a harder time making the claims of illegitimacy stick.  Otherwise, prepare for the nation to be under siege until they can bully their way into running it.

Sarah Palin Connects Critical Dots

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything about my very favorite former governor.  Part of me has always wistfully hoped for the day that she would return to public service because her spirit and her honesty, and her faithful servant’s heart is so often absent in our country’s capital and Capitol.  I think about all the days since 2008 when she was first introduced to the country at large, and I remember how she’s been defamed, and how hard some of us worked to fight back against it.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since I posted my first little blog post.  It seems at once like only yesterday, but also as though it had been a million years ago.  Back in 2015, she was the first significant person to endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy for president.

On Wednesday, on her own site, she published an article titled Rejection is Protection, about the ugly side of politics, in which she linked to a podcast by Dan Bongino, one of my own favorites in recent times.  Specifically, she pointed to that segment of Wednesday’s show(#900) in which Bongino explains how the same trap that was sprung on Trump’s campaign had also been laid for McCain, by the same people, but with at least one significant difference: The Bush administration warned McCain of the dangers; the Obama administration issued no such warning to Trump.  Ladies and gentlemen, this entire “Russian Collusion” scandal is a sickening scheme.  It’s not even an original scheme. It’s a re-run of a scheme run at least once before, in 2008, by the same people.  Governor Palin was right to connect these dots.  She was there in 2008, and in 2016, some of the same characters who betrayed the country in 2008 were back for another round in 2016. If you haven’t read this short piece, or listened to Bongino’s podcast lately, you may wish to catch up.

Governor Palin goes on to explain some truths about 2015-16 that most of us will have guessed at, or suspected, but have never known with precision.  It’s amazing how certain instincts we have about the establishment always turn out to be pretty near to “on the money.”  Have you any doubt about whether that den of vipers would betray their own mothers for a buck?

Some have leapt to the conclusion that Governor Palin is saying that “Donald Trump stabbed her in the back,” or some such thing, but that’s not what I understood from her post.  Instead, I understood her to say that the same people who managed to hamper her efforts in 2008 were able to worm their way into the thick of things again in 2016.  Of the situation, she wrote:

Eight years later, some of the same warped ‘08 uni-partiers who’d engaged in the politics of personal destruction latched on to Donald Trump’s candidacy. To America’s detriment, they still whisper in his ear.

It’s quite disappointing to watch.

Disappointing indeed! What has always been a point of curiosity is the question: “Who brought Paul Manafort into Trump’s orbit?”  Manafort was also brought into McCain’s orbit in 2008, and this is important precisely because of what Bongino outlines in Wednesday’s podcast: The whole “Russia Collusion” myth was first aimed at McCain in 2008, with very nearly the same cast of characters involved.  One article, appearing on Circa, explains that Manafort managed to worm his way into proximity of McCain due to Manafort’s connections with Rick Davis, while TheAtlantic reported that Manafort managed to get himself hired onto the Trump campaign through his relationship with long-time Trump confidante Tom Barrack.  While I consider TheAtlantic a dubious source, but I’ve been able to find many other sources for the linkage from Barrack to Trump.  All of this is important to understanding the entire “Russia-Collusion” hoax, because it appears that the people who had been part of serious collusion were all tied to the Clinton universe.  This includes Michael Cohen, by the way.  In fact, over and over again, what one can discover is that a large number of the people who are being prosecuted in association with the Mueller probe seem to have this odd tendency to have been in the orbits of both Clinton and the Trump 2016 campaign, but increasingly, some have also surfaced in the vicinity of John McCain’s 2008 campaign.

Bongino doesn’t mince words on the subject.  He asserts that the same script was used in 2008 against McCain, the only difference being that it was stopped when Bush administration officials warned McCain.  McCain steered clear of Manafort.  Trump did not, but why not?  Is it beecause the Obama administration did not give Trump the same sort of warning McCain had received?  It seems so.  Dan continued his explanation of the scandalous details on Thursday:

What’s even more interesting is that back in 1996 and 1997, Manafort was inserted into the orbit of another Republican nominee: Bob Dole.  Bob Dole wound up lobbying for Oleg Deripaska as this 2003 lobbyist registration form shows.  Once again, here we find a tie to Manafort, who managed the convention for Dole.  Roger Stone was also in the Dole orbit.  One of the things we know about Paul Manafort is that he was involved in the effort to secure Paul Ryan’s endorsement in 2016.  The closer one looks, the more connections one can find, including this: Dole ran against Bill; McCain ran against Obama who narrowly defeated Hillary for the nomination; Trump ran against Hillary, who had been expected to win easily.  It’s almost as though every time a Clinton is involved in a Presidential election, Manafort(and others) are found to be inserted into the Republican nominees’ campaigns.

Folks, something stinks here, and it reminds me of something else that happened years ago.  I’ve known for a long time, since the mid-1990s, that the Clintons had infected Washington DC and everything revolving around them with their influence peddling and quid pro quo form of operation, but it strikes me that their machinery has been deeper and more stealthy than even the more cynical observers might realize.  In some ways, the Clintons took control of the Deep State in the 1990s, and since then, they’ve never fully relinquished control.  When one remembers that since 1993, they’ve never been far from the reins of power, it’s easy to imagine that they have wielded undue influence throughout the American political scene right along.

Sarah Palin has properly pointed out that some of the people now in Trump’s general orbit were around during McCain’s campaign, and I think it’s important to bear this in mind.  In and around Washington DC is that the same old crowd of apparatchiks born of the political machinery of state, hanging around, always working to influence policy, whoever may be in power at the time.  For somebody like Trump, who doesn’t know as many of the ins and outs of DC as others who are more fully initiated in the dirty politics that gravitate toward the power of state, it would be easy enough to fall prey.  Considering all of this, it’s easy enough to see that the same scandal could be recycled, using the same general cast of characters, with Trump as the new target in the Clinton-Russia-Collusion Scandal.

What’s more disturbing is what Governor Palin implies when she wrote: “…they still whisper in his ear.”  Think of it.  Some of the people who made this entire fiasco possible still have Trump’s ear.  They still influence what goes on in our nation.  I find it to be a perfectly frightening prospect, because while good and honest people like Palin are rejected and smeared by the DC Uni-Party establishment, these insiders feed at the trough of the political combat, benefiting, whoever the alleged winner.  They sidle-up to power and corrupt its authority.  They target whomever or whatever may wander into their sights.  If they lose today, they’ll be back the day after tomorrow, always looking for another way to feed.  I hope the President figures out who are and who are not his friends before DC manages to demolish him.  As Governor Palin says, “It’s quite disappointing to watch.”

 

 

 

Paul Ryan Sabotaged Nunes’ Deep State Investigation

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Swamp Rat Number One

Long-time readers will be aware that I’ve never thought much of former Speaker Paul Ryan(R-WI,) and that I’ve long thought he was just a Washington DC insider getting wealthy on his connections and position.  Now comes news that confirms what I thought all along: Paul Ryan actually punished Devin Nunes(R-CA) for tipping-off President Trump about the deep-state spying on the Trump campaign that occurred in the last year of the Obama administration.  No wonder then that Paul Ryan retired as Speaker of the House.  If the abuses of the FISC and the FISA process is ever fully disclosed, people like Ryan are going to be caught up in it all.  Ryan and his ilk are the swamp.  It’s no secret that Ryan didn’t want Trump elected, and did everything he could do undermine him.  Sure, he made some campaign appearances apparently on Trump’s behalf, but let’s be blunt: It was all about keeping up appearances.  The real truth came out when it was disclosed by Cleta Mitchell on Lou Dobbs’ show that Ryan punished(!) Nunes by putting him before the ethics committee, and that action stalled Nunes’ investigation for a year:

Do you understand what this really was? Paul Ryan, using his power as Speaker of the House, tied up Devin Nunes in a phony ethics committee investigation because he went to the President to warn him about the plot against him.  While Nunes was out of the picture, the investigation was being stalled and obfuscated.  Only once the ethics committee dispensed with the nonsensical ethics review was Nunes restored as chairman, and by then, he was going to be in a race to get things revealed to the public before the midterms of 2018.

This is sick.  Paul Ryan helped the DC Uni-Party get away with their crimes, if ultimately, they manage to do so.  I like Dan Bongino’s term for insider, DC Republicans: “Swamp Rats.”  Paul Ryan is all of that and more.  I wonder how many other swamp rats are among the Republicans who “retired” in 2018. They’ve been helping Obama’s people avoid justice because they’re owed justice too.  President Trump had better focus some of his energies on cleaning up the DC swamp before it swallows him whole.

A Time for Choosing…Again

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

trump_retweetIt was more than fifty years ago when, while campaigning on behalf of Barry Goldwater in October of 1964, Ronald Reagan asserted that America had arrived at one of those moments in history when the choice before the nation would set out direction for generations to come.  He called it “A Time for Choosing,” and parts or all of his speech is still replayed on talk radio shows, and quoted extensively in conservative media.  What’s not often mentioned often enough is that American chose incorrectly in that election, and we’ve paid a steep price ever since.  I’m no Ronald Reagan, but I contend that we have again arrived at “A Time for Choosing,” although in this case, the choice is not about an election.  This time, we’re confronted by something far more terrible.  This time, it’s not about our politicians, or even our laws, but instead about us.  It may or may not be resolved be elections.  It may result in a mass resort to violence.  Ladies and gentlemen, we now exist in a period not unlike 1860-61, a nation so thoroughly divided that it may not be held together.  The Special Counsel is using his offices and authority to gather and impound all of the evidence against himself and his co-conspirators.  Robert Mueller is attempting a new sort of coup d’etat, and if we permit it, we will never see liberty again.  Neither will our great-grandchildren.  It’s time to choose, and now, you must choose a side. Will you stand for our republic as you have so often pledged, or will you let the feral swine who have corrupted our system continue to run riot on our nation?  I, for one, will stand.

The Republican Party is a bankrupt institution.  They set aside conservative principles long ago in favor of pragmatism and electoral success.  They were also morally compromised, and easily gave over to extortion.  The Democrat Party is even worse, corroded over long decades by all sorts of communist and socialist radicals who have finally converted their party into the overt manifestation of Bolshevism in the United States.  The fact that Robert Francis O’Rourke(D-NY) could come so close to victory in Texas is evidence enough of the dire straits into which our nation has drifted.  That a bumbling, moronic dimwit like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY,) perhaps challenging even Houston’s own Shiela Jackson Lee(D-TX) for the title “dumbest person in Congress,” would not be possible but for the fact that America has chosen wrong regularly since Reagan put that choice to her people more than fifty years ago.  Our elected officials either seem unaware of what’s happening, or they seem to want what is coming. They exhibit no concern whatever for the future of the country, and no remorse whatever for what they will do to our children.  Meanwhile, the vast body of the people stands by silently, letting it happen with little or no opposition.

You might ask me what I’m on about. After all, this isn’t the first time I have issued a dire warning about the condition of our republic, and probably won’t be the last.  In this case, however, the cause is encapsulated in the speech of Dan Bongino, below.  He outlined what has really happened, and what’s worse is that he explains what’s likely to be the result.  Watch it:

If Bongino is correct, inasmuch as he suggests that justice will not come for the corrupt bastards running the show, our republic is dead.  Dead.  The trouble is that you will decide that matter.  Either you will insist on justice, or your will not.  This isn’t about whether you like or hate Donald Trump.  It’s not about any of that political claptrap.  This is about whether we’re going to have a republic of the sort to which we claim to pledge our allegiance, or instead a sort of banana-republic with a mere facade of “liberty and justice for all.”  Is this going to be the Potemkin village of liberty?  Were all our war dead sacrificed for that?

I want you to think most thoroughly about the meaning of what Bongino has laid out.  Just like Bongino, Trump was not my pick in the primaries of 2016.  Just like Bongino, I’ve come to admire the fact that for all his myriad flaws, it seems that Donald Trump loves the country, and that he at least fights like Hell. What bothers me most in all Bongino says here is a notion he confirmed in his podcast of Friday, the 30th of November: There will be a deal.

His proposition is that this scandal has been so broad and so vast and included large numbers of figures in the Clinton-Obama orbit that there is no way to bring them all simultaneously to justice, and that to attempt it would be to throw the country into anarchy, chaos, and turmoil.  His implication is that the Clinton-Obama crew has intentionally fomented a hair-trigger reaction from their political adherents such that we’d have an insurrection of some sort, were all the criminals simultaneously rounded-up.

Obviously, this is too small a blog for Mr. Bongino to know of, but I wish I had a way to convey to him a few things:

1.) This is personal. The toll the Clinton crime family, and all those connected to them, have exacted upon the people of this country is large, real, and thorough. I don’t care what the cost may be any longer.  After almost three decades of watching these people make utter wreckage of our nation, it is time they are brought before the bar of justice, and if we must have civil strife to bring them to justice, then let me sign first on the dotted line to be among the instruments that will quell that strife. My life, my fortune, and my sacred honor. All these, whatever token value they may be, I pledge to the preservation of the republic.

2.) This is a matter of Justice. Our US Department of justice has been an incredibly corrupt joke ever since the Clintons began using FBI files to blackmail members of Congress and their staff, members of the bureaucracy, and also members of the judiciary back in the 1990s. The entire US Federal government, including segments of every department, have been hollowed-out and undermined by this stinking, festering rot of corruption, favoritism, and extortion ever since.  There can be no restoration of the Department of Justice, never mind justice itself, if any sort of deal is made.  These people must all go down, whatever the cost.  If we must make a deal with the villains, there can be no justice, and the restoration of our Republic will remain out of reach, foiled this time by those who ought to have been its champions.

3.) It is said that the American people will not be able to process it all if such were to happen in one fell swoop.  I disagree.  I believe people of good nature and good faith have lost their trust in the righteous nature of the most of the American people.  Perhaps too long in and amongst the villains, some seem too willing to accept the villains’ assessments of the American people.  It’s as if they believe we “can’t handle the whole truth.” I assure you, this is a faulty notion and belief.  If the President and his cabinet and other relatively clean leaders in DC and around the country go forth to tell the American people the whole truth, the American people will hear it, but those who do not and who will not are likely of the same corrupted class as the villains.

To Mr. Bongino, I would say that the idea that it would be too much for the American republic to survive is to underestimate the heart of what is the republic.  At no other time in history has the republic been more ripe for such a revival.  Our young people don’t believe in America’s greatness, we are told.  If those who had known better will now shrink from justice because it might incite a brief but calamitous fight, is their cynicism not justified? Wouldn’t it be to surrender and thereby prove the purveyors of their anti-American indoctrination correct?

I don’t speak for any person but myself.  I’m just a guy with a few remaining brain-cells and a keyboard. In this instance, and in the name of the republic, I need a president who won’t make a deal.  I’ve heard it said that the true art of the deal is to know when to say: “No deal.”

Now is that time for choosing again, but this time, if we fail – if we choose incorrectly again – there will be no chance at redemption.  Mr. President, the American people have been betrayed too often by their leaders, with too many bad deals.  Now it is time for you to say “No deals.”

Burn them all, and let us rebuild the Republic in sight of their ash-heap.