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@RichardGrenell’s #FakeNews

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Grenell “Joins” #FakeNews

On Wednesday morning, I awoke to a burgeoning controversy on Twitter. While controversies on Twitter are roughly as common as Tweets on Twitter, this one was more troubling.  In this case, former Ambassador Richard “Ric” Grenell was electioneering on behalf of Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Trump-endorsed candidate for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania.  Oz is known to be a RINO, let’s face it, and in the race, the two other serious candidates are Dave McCormick, another probable deep-state goon, and a genuine, hard-working, authentic woman named Kathy Barnette.  A recent poll in the state by the Trafalgar Group showed Barnette rapidly closing on Dr. Oz, who has the advantage of what I consider a sorely misguided Trump endorsement.  Oz has infamously advocated for gender transitioning of minors, and all sorts of leftist garbage.  It’s a complete mystery to me (and many Pennsylvanians) why Trump would endorse this dirtbag. Nevertheless, seeing that Kathy Barnette is fast-closing on Dr. Oz with the primary election only one week away, Grenell cherry-picked a tweet and tried to use it to defame Barnette. Here’s Grenell’s tweet(screen capture here in case deleted):

Obviously, either Grenell didn’t bother to look further, or he intended to mislead those reading his tweets. Grenell is a sophisticated man, and while there’s some slight possibility it was just laziness, I rather doubt it. With this tweet, Grenell has added himself to my list of snakes.

Here’s what you find when you bother to dig just a little more deeply. When you go to look at Barnette’s actual tweet, you see she’s using the hashtags to call attention to a video on her Facebook page, not to promote the hashtags:

When you go to that tweet, you find her actual Facebook video:

If you follow the link to the video, you quickly realize that Kathy was mournfully criticizing #BLM and #DefundThePolice.

Why did Ric Grenell decide to defame Kathy Barnette?  Is it because he supports Dr. Oz?  Apparently.  In this case, he was either too lazy to discover the truth, or too dishonest to show you the truth.  Either way, it speaks ill of him.  Kathy Barnette is a fantastic candidate for the US Senate, and President Trump should have endorsed her rather than Dr. Oz.  We’ll never know why, but if people as dishonest as Ric Grenell appears to have been in this case are bending President Trump’s ear on the matter, we can guess why he might think Oz the better candidate.

Pennsylvania, you have the first chance in a long time to put a real America-First candidate in the US Senate.  Kathy Barnette is that candidate.  Ric Grenell has rightly earned the scorn of many on Twitter for this lazy or dishonest tweet.  The disappointment is breath-taking.  Conservatives are furious.  He deserves it.  He should immediately correct the record, apologize to Kathy Barnette, and stop commenting further on this race.  It’s despicable, and many of us, myself included, had thought Grenell was better than this.

Yeah, not so much.

Editor’s Note: The reason the RINOs are getting nervous and resorting to these tactics is this poll from Trafalgar Group:

Trafalgar Group Poll from 5/8/2022: Barnette Closing Fast

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Governed By the Mafia

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Plotting Your Demise

Imagine living in Chicago at the peak of Mob violence during prohibition. All of the judges were corrupt. All of the politicians were corrupt. All of the institutions were corrupt. Half the police were on the take to look the other way. The media knew there were stories they could not run, lest they wind up in the hospital or the morgue. Anybody who said anything publicly was quickly “rubbed-out.” If you got in the way of the machine of corruption, you were going to pay, often with your life.  We’ve come a long way since then, but in truth, the mob may have changed its tactics slightly along with its technology, but the corruption is no less severe.  It’s not merely nation-wide; now, it’s global.  Just as the politicians of the late 1920s and early 1930s in Chicago, most of our modern politicians carefully play both sides of the street. On the one hand, they put on a show for the voters, while on the other, they’re just stinking thieves in collusion or conspiracy with the gangsters.  Whether you know it or not, you’re being governed by a mafia, and the first rule is that you’re not permitted to notice. The media is the first line of the mafia’s defenses, and law enforcement is the second.  Beyond that, the judiciary lines up to keep you down and keep you in line. They’re somewhat less likely to rope you to a concrete block and toss you in the Calumet River, but they have other means nearly as severe. The first is to attack your ability to live peaceably in society. The next is to attack your livelihood.  Most crumble by the time they face the prospect of losing their job, but if not, they’ll next go after your family.  It’s how it’s done.  What they all conspire to conceal is a vast criminal enterprise, more dangerous to more people than Alphonse Capone ever dreamed of being.  If you’re ever to wrest control from their grip, the first thing you must do is to become more adept at identifying them.  If you’re governed by a mafia, it’s best that you at least learn who they are. The key to that is learning their methods so you can spot them.  It’s like a calling-card.  This global mafia, and its DC-based US branch is every bit as lethal as the old-school mafia, and in many ways more, because they now command armies and naval forces and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

They rig elections. It’s been a tactic of organized crime for as long as there’s been an organized criminal element and so-called “elections” in which those to be placed into power are ostensibly selected. It’s true that the cheating in 2020 was unprecedented in its scale and extent, but what shows you the vastness of the mafia has been their ability to suppress any information about the cheat, and to prevent any court from examining any evidence. In the old day, they either bought off judges and courts on the cheap, or they made threats the victim of which was sure would be credible. In either case, the result was ever the same: Judges tossed out cases on imaginary technicalities and matters of standing in very creative ways. The media wouldn’t discuss the cheating, because this risked upsetting the populace, who needed to be maintained in a perpetual state of apathy, indifference, frustration, or terror.  Dinesh D’Souza’s recent release, 2000 Mules, explains the mechanics of the low-tech cheating quite well.  When you control the “law enforcement,” such as it is, it’s easy to silence people, or get people to change their minds.  In light of 2000 Mules, why hasn’t a single law enforcement official anywhere in any of the obviously affected states taken even preliminary investigative steps?  What do you think is the actual meaning of the US DOJ going after people like Roger Stone, or Steve Bannon? It’s intended to silence them, and failing that, to confound them with a situation of frustration wherein they’re frozen in place, and unable to act. This use of lawfare is a serious matter, because it makes it difficult for anyone to oppose them. The media covers up for their government brethren, and none of it comes to light except in case of some giant bungling of the operation.

If you’re part of the mafia, perhaps a senior player, you’ll be protected until you become a liability. Ask Jeffrey Epstein. The only reason Ghislaine Maxwell remains alive today is because she’s holding information that threatens to wreck them all. They know it, and she knows it. You may remember that before Epstein’s death in custody, many had proposed, only half in jest, that his life was in severe danger given the people involved. People immediately wondered if it was even possible for the mob to be so bold as to actually carry out such a hit. I remarked at the time that they have no fear of exposure, even if the plot were to be obvious. They can operate in the open, because there’s nobody who’d dare oppose them. It seems that Maxwell must have had more “insurance” socked-away somewhere, because they actually stacked the jury with somebody who will likely cause an appeals court to overturn her conviction.  Scotty David, the juror in question, works for the Carlyle Group.  The fact that his conflict as a former sexual abuse victim only came to light as a matter of his own disclosures to the press indicates to me that he’s a set-up.

Remember, James Comey’s daughter, Maurene, was a lead prosecutor in the case. If you had any doubt that the fix was in, you can abandon it now. If you doubt the media’s role in the expansive cover-up for their patrons in this mafia, ask yourself why it is that USAToday’s Life department was busy explaining away the guilt of pedophiles in their actions. After coming under extensive fire on Twitter, they deleted the posting.  Independent journalist Andy Ngo saw that coming, and captured it for posterity. This same media is determined to downplay pedophilia, because they’re operating on behalf of people who practice it, and use its disclosure as the means of extortion and blackmail.  It’s their job to normalize the most debauched behaviors in order to lessen the shock if/when the elite are exposed.  They know what kind of people they are supporting, because they are their kind of people.

Bill Clinton is in the middle of this. Prince Andrew is deep in this, even though he’s managed to settle with some of his accusers.  A whole laundry-list of the who’s-who in Washington DC, Hollywood, and New York are in this crowd. Make no mistake about it: This is an organized criminal enterprise.  It’s worse than you might guess.  They’re willing to collude and conspire with America’s enemies, because America is their enemy.  They use you as milch-cows for whatever purposes they imagine will benefit them.  Even today, if you look closely, you can see more evidence of their intentions and plot in plain sight.

One of the side-effects of the vaccines they’ve been pushing is heart damage in the form of myocarditis, particularly in young males.  At the same time, they’re importing young, fighting-age males at our Southern border who have not been vaccinated.  Why would they do this?  If, as I now believe, they are planning to hit us with a series of riots, with the pretext of the bare shelves and skyrocketing gas prices they’ve been carefully engineering as the impetus for the rioting they intend, how will you defend your country if some significant number of formerly healthy fighting-age males are no longer able to fight?  If your armed forces have been decimated by vaccine mandates, or the vaccines themselves, how will you fend off an external attacker, never mind a determined, well-organized internal coup against the United States Constitution? For one thing, you’ll be too hungry to defend yourselves, and due to these vaccines, you’ll be too weakened to fend-off the radical insurrection they’re planning.

Do you have any doubt? Why then is Canada openly contemplating the idea that they might have to “intervene” in the US if things here turn ugly? Why does Canada simultaneously permit China to conduct training on their soil?  We’re being worked both from the inside and the outside, and too few are noticing.  The global mafia now has its fangs and claws deep into the United States.

Even Biden’s press conference on Wednesday showed the mafia-like approach.  Biden essentially threw the Ukraine under a bus.  Do you think this was accidental? No. It was all about extorting the government of the Ukraine to look away from the deep Democrat corrupt activities in that country.  It’s not the first time Biden has extorted the Ukrainians, and the Democrats have been working that side of the street for a long time.  It’s simple: Look away and let us get away with murder in your country, or we’ll clear a path and let Putin’s forces march right through.  In the run-up to Biden’s coup de grace of Wednesday, the entirety of DC was abuzz with the looming danger of Russia to the Ukrainians. They were setting the table.  Now, they’ll feast.

Our courts are thoroughly corrupt now, particularly state courts in the blue states, but also in a few otherwise red states.  In the District of Columbia, there isn’t a federal court that isn’t controlled by this mafia.  There may be one or two judges who aren’t corrupt, but whether appointed by Democrat or Republican, almost all of them are creatures of this Deep State Mafia.

On Twitter, somebody asked the question about what the Warren Commission, the 9/11 Commission, and the January 6th Committee all have in common.  It’s blatantly obvious in all three cases that they’re purely political operations intended to obscure the culpability of the parties who were failures, or who actually participated in the events under “examination.”  None of this is serious.  The Warren Commission was never going to tell the American people all it discovered, or intentionally overlooked, in the murder of John F. Kennedy.  The 9/11 Commission was never going to tell you about the involvement of the Saudis, or the degree to which we had some foreknowledge about the events of 9/11.  The January 6th Committee is constructed to hide the involvement of the Deep State Mafia in setting-up the January 6th “Insurrection.”  It’s always the same.  Do you really think there was any chance Jeffrey Epstein would be permitted to go to trial? Neither he nor Brunel would ever be afforded the opportunity to get on the witness stand, so they both “killed themselves in jail.”

Now we’ve learned that they have engaged the Russians to negotiate with Iran on behalf of the United States.  Why on Earth would this be permitted?  Perhaps worst of all, undoubtedly as payment, the Russians are being included in the deal.  Even if we’re foolish enough to believe Putin and his flunkies could be some sort of “honest broker,” is that any longer possible if Russia is now a party to the deal? This is how I know it has nothing to do with the best interests of the American people: They’ve carefully removed any semblance of your interests and your advocacy from the furtherance of the negotiations.  In short, there are three parties engaged in a multilateral deal, the Iranians, the Russians, and the Americans, but none of them are your advocate.  Instead, you’ll be called upon to be responsible for the debt that will be issued for the next round of billions of dollars and pallets of cash that winds up in Iran.

All of this resembles precisely a ghastly global mafia gang.  In Chicago, it had been confined mostly to a single city, though the tentacles spread to places like New York and Philadelphia and Las Vegas.  This new gang is global, the tentacles of the beast spreading from Washington DC like an octopus, implanting babies in cities from Honolulu to Kiev. They’ve infected virtually every place, including states’ capitals in the US.  It seems most institutions are captive too.  We must find a way to starve this beast.  We must kill it. It’s killing us.

Now they’ve become aware that they’re close to being unmasked and discovered for all the world to see.  Everywhere, they suppress the actual news while pushing distractions and fake narratives to defame those who would expose them.  This very moment, they have prepared a series of amendments to the Treaty that created the World Health Organization, to cede and surrender US sovereignty to global governance.  It’s shocking, but it’s happening mostly under the radar of most Americans.  The bulk of media will never mention it, while it is the most egregious attack on the United States since the Civil War.  Here, not ironically, the same party that conducted its civil war against our constitution has come up with a way to moot our constitution. It’s the holy grail of the leftist horde:

First, they will amend the treaty to empower the WHO to take control of public health policy. The aim is to negate the individual states. No longer will a Governor DeSantis or Noem be able to push policies that blunt federal mandates and lockdowns.  Instead, they will create drop boxes and all the rest, complete with mail-in ballots, all so they can steal the elections of 2022 so that they can rule forever.  Do you understand?  If you haven’t seen 2000 Mules, you may be missing the plot.  They need to be able to deliver massive numbers of illegitimate ballots again. To do this, they need to lock you down.  They know that even if the courts would eventually catch up to all this, that will take time, many months or even years, and we already know the courts are afraid and/or corrupt.  Even now, they’re warning that this Fall or Winter, there could be 100 million CoVID infected-Americans. The scam will continue.  It worked once, and they’re going to push it again. Amazingly, if these Amendments to the WHO treaty change, they’ll take affect in November.  When are the elections?  Folks, you don’t need to be rocket-scientists to see what’s being done.

You are being governed by a mafia that is global in reach.  It colludes with Mexican drug cartels, Ukrainian oligarchs, Russian oligarchs, the Party of Davos, including the World Economic Forum, and everywhere, they control your government.  This is not hyperbole, and we’re long past the claims of “conspiracy theory.” You must raise your voices now. You must contact your Senators, because the amendments to the treaty in question rightly must be ratified as a new treaty by the US Senate and a two-thirds vote.  This is why Biden is pushing these amendments as a substitute for the old treaty, trying to sneak this in as part of an already-ratified treaty.  That’s preposterous.  The problem is that by the time courts (might) act, the sovereignty of the United States will be gone.  This is far worse than any of the obvious things wrong with this power-grab.  It’s perpetual rule for the #DCMafia which is just one branch of the #GlobalMafia.  They’re getting ready to wipe most of us out. Food shortages, energy shortages, monetary crises, and generally unsustainable inflation are the keys to it.  Their intention is to cause us to war with one another.  Food riots are an ugly thing, but food riots across a continental nation will simply result in open warfare. Reducing a people to the state of utter destitution is a prerequisite for the kind of takeover they imagine.  Sadly, with the diminution of morality in our country, far too many will participate in this monstrosity with glee.  We are in the wind-up.  Be prepared to defend yourselves, and to subsist as long as you can manage with the most meager means.  As the financial system collapses entirely, expect and prepare to be made homeless.  Remember, “you will own nothing and be happy.”

Naturally, we must stop this from happening.  We must resist all of it.  We must go unafraid, eyes open, into this gathering darkness.  We are being governed by a Global Mafia.  Of this, there is no more doubt.  Prepare to defend yourselves.

Editor’s Note:  Last night, the 10th of May 2022, Congress voted to send $40 Billion to Ukraine. 149 Republicans joined all the Democrats to pass this bill.  57 Republicans voted against. I cannot guarantee to you that all 57 of those voting against this bill are not members of the DC Mafia, but I can absolutely promise you that virtually all of the 149 voting with the Democrats are active members of the DC Mafia.

You must go out and vote in primaries for the best candidates we have. A perfect example is the Pennsylvania Senate seat. The two candidates who you should ignore most are Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz. BOTH are members of the Global Mafia. Both are members of Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum.  Instead, vote for a real, authentic America First candidate, for instance, Kathy Barnette.  If you want to beat the global Mafia, you can’t do it while putting them in power.

Tucker Straps Mitt Romney to the Roof of His Car

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Pierre Delecto gets some of his own medicine

Tucker Carlson absolutely wrecked Mitt Romney on Monday evening.  Watch below:

 

The Crisis of Truth in Ukraine

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

What don’t they want us to see?

One of the problems you face in trying to discern what’s going on in Ukraine is the almost complete black-out of facts on the ground.  We’re simply not getting much information, and while we get reports of things that happen, many times, too frequently in fact, these reports are later debunked or revised in such a way as to make what’s really going on very murky and unintelligible.  On Wednesday, there was a report of a maternity ward in a hospital being struck by the Russians.  I’ve heard no follow-up reports, but I don’t consider the story factual until I see some sort of confirmation that it’s real.  We’ve all been burned too many times already in this conflict, by ridiculous fake news, almost all of it either for the Ukrainians, or against the Russians.  “Snake Island,” “Ghost of Kiev,” “I don’t need a ride, I need ammo,” “radiation leaks,” and on and on.  The number of false stories coming out of this conflict, combined with the complete lack of solid information on casualty counts on either side suggests a number of things to me, and all of it is that the gas-lighting is on an epic scale.  There’s no truth in any of this. On Wednesday, Bongino referred to the problem as a “Crisis of Truth.” It’s worse than that. We have a crisis of facts, due to a stunning lack of them.  Do we know the truth?  No.  Can we know the truth?  I don’t know, and I don’t believe anybody else in the West can tell you otherwise.  I’m going to tell you what I think is happening, and what may happen. I’m also going to tell you why I think it’s happening.  These are not facts, but they are educated guesses based on the slim facts we have.

Russia is grinding it out.  Things are not going easily for Russia, but unless something else changes markedly, they’re going to defeat the Ukrainians.  The invaders have all the material, manpower, and technological advantages.  Even Ukraine’s planes are aging Russian models.  Russia largely controls the avenues of approach into Ukraine, except in the most extreme West of the country, but again, the ability to move any substantial amount of supplies or war materials into Ukraine from the West will be severely hampered.  Russia clearly controls the areas along the Black Sea coast, so there’s no material by ship that’s going to make it in.  Even now, it seems the latest disposition maps I’ve seen suggest that Russia is slowly encircling the major cities, and the area East of the Dnieper River seems to be almost entirely in Russian control. Since this region is a majority-Russian-speaking populace, it seems as though Putin may have an increasingly firmer grip. In the far North, we know Putin already shares control of the Chernobyl nuclear plant site with the Ukrainians, just as he does now at the large power plant in the center of the country, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, located on the Dnieper River.

From the Russian perspective, securing the nuclear sites makes a good deal of sense.  Preventing saboteurs from turning nuclear plants into gargantuan dirty bombs is an important task any invader would be likely to undertake.  One would also expect that if the invaders intended to restore normalcy to an area after pacifying an area, they wouldn’t want to wreck the entire electric infrastructure.  Reports from other areas in the country likewise suggest that the Russian forces may be avoiding unnecessary damage to infrastructure, again suggesting they intend to restore normalcy quickly rather than over decades. This very much flies in the face of the narrative that Putin is a mad-dog wild-man intent upon razing Ukraine utterly to the ground.

Reports now suggest that upwards of two million Ukrainians have fled the country, most for refuge in Poland.  Ukraine forces are under-equipped, and highly demoralized.  Worse, some portion of their forces may have been encircled or nearly encircled in the Eastern section of the country.  On the other hand, the Ukrainians are fighting a defensive war, which means they have the advantage on the turf they still hold.

The issue that came to a head on Wednesday is the matter of biolabs in Ukraine.  There had been a fair amount of rumor-mill level information circulating around the Internet that suggested there were bio-warfare labs in Ukraine, and that Putin was going after them.  Let me try to clear the air on this, since certain conservative hosts seem not to grasp any of this material, while others at least recognize the implications: If there are bio-labs in Ukraine that have been handling dangerous pathogens, then Putin will certainly be able to make the claim, a la “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that he had a right to pre-emptively attack Ukraine to reduce/eliminate the threat.  What could the United States possibly say in opposition? “But Bruh, we’re the good guys…

There are those who have claimed, on behalf of the US government, that these labs are of a defensive purpose only, but let me be more honest: If you have the sort of research labs that’s handling Anthrax, you can just as easily weaponize your research products as not.  More, there’s information that one of the labs was collecting genetic material in which they were seeking only white Russian RNA for experimentation.  Why would a lab in Ukraine do that? That doesn’t sound innocent at all, and once you realize that the US Department of Defense was involved, one can’t understate the potentially diabolical nature of such research.  The fact that Victoria Nuland claims they’re now concerned about the disposition of the labs, and imputing a Russian offensive intent to capturing the labs suggests to me there’s something nefarious that has been going on in Ukraine.  Fifteen of these labs throughout Ukraine were being funded by DoD to at least some degree.  If, and I stress the IF, this turns out to be a collection of real biolabs with weaponization capabilities, then Russia has a legitimate claim that the United States was funding bioweapons on their border, and this would make US the bad guys. I cannot tell you how thoroughly disgusted I am with all of this.  These people, who funded the labs with our tax dollars, all of them, each and every one, needs to go to jail if there is any evidence of weaponization and weapons research for several reasons. First, that would violate the 1972/75 Biological Weapons Conventions. Second, it would likely violate US law.  Third, it could be seen as an act of war or certainly provocation of one.

The other thing I’ve been hearing reports from Ukraine include the fact that the Ukrainian forces are making combat emplacements among civilian homes and facilities in order to stymie Russian advances, knowing Russia is attempting to avoid civilian casualties.  The Russians have been making announcements in some areas, warning civilians to stay out of certain areas in which they intend to attack.  If the story of Ukrainian forces sheltering among or placing weapons among civilians turns out to be true, they are guilty of war crimes by using civilians as shields.

As for the role of the United States in the overall crisis, the following has become undeniably clear:

  • They don’t want to stop Putin yet…They may be looking for an opportunity to set-up Putin with a nuclear, biological, or chemical false flag
  • They will not provide Ukraine any significant weapons of self-defense
  • They’re happy to try to goad other NATO members into stepping into provocative territory
  • They want Putin gone, but they still need his help with the Iran deal
  • If they can’t control Zelenskiy themselves, they’ll happily cut him loose to the fate Russians have in store, if they don’t whack him themselves

One of the other things that’s really beginning to cause my eyebrows to raise is the lack of statistical data on the dead and wounded.  We received reports of incidents here and there, but isn’t it odd that the same media that kept a ticker on dead Americans in Iraq, and deaths and infections from COVID (but only while Trump was in office,) are suddenly disinterested in the statistics? One would think that if it’s all as brutal as we’ve been told, there’d be some sort of, dare I say it, “body count” for either side.  Instead, there’s nothing of the sort.  Given all the coverage of wars I’ve witnessed going all the way back to Vietnam, blaring announcers in grave voices stating the hard and ugly results of war in numerical terms has been a feature for as long as I can remember, until now.  Why should today be different, suddenly?  They ordinarily use these statistics to horrify us and to turn us against whichever war is being prosecuted at the time.  Why are they treating Ukraine differently?  It’s not that I’m a ghoul, but one of the unmistakable evidences of war is the grim reality of the wounded and the dead, and media has been only too willing to show them to us in the past.  I find it highly suspicious that we’re not being shown any of that in the war today.

More and more, as I listen to the coverage, I’ve come to wonder if we’re even given enough information to discern the truth on our own.  Ordinarily, the media gives us just enough to be able to figure out what’s going on, even if they lie entirely about an event’s actual meaning, as is their custom. Now, we get none of this. We get grainy footage, blurred by motion, or static pictures in which nothing is going on, and at most, we’re looking at an aftermath of something, but what happened there and who did it is obscured by time.  What we don’t get is any live footage of ongoing combat. The closest we get is something like an artillery piece, or other long-range or indirect fire weapon firing, with no context about where it’s occurring or what the target of the artillery fire might be.  Where are the media embeds with their satellite up-links?  In the modern context, this “coverage” simply isn’t.  They’ve also cut off all Russian media, so there’s no counterpoint of any kind, and no real-time footage coming from them either. The lack of video of the fighting give me the same feeling I had in the wake of January 6th when the Capitol Police would release little camera footage from among the 14,000 hours they had captured.  Why would you conceal it?

On the Ukrainian side of things, we now have the spectacle of President Zelenskiy accusing the West of doing nothing, which in some ways is definitely true, but what is galling to me is his demands that the West come to his aid.  Here is the spectacle of a beggar waving his fist at those he would have provide him charity.   When asked about the danger of escalation, he remarks that any such dangers are unknown or unknowable, and with that, we should simply ignore the risk.  At least for me, there’s something offensive about a country’s leader telling Americans that they’re to blame, and that he’s not worried about the blowback from any escalation on our country.  It’s just a little bit galling.  We’ve already provided much more support over the years than I would have approved, had I been given a choice. (Of course, that sentiment applies to many more nations than Ukraine.)  Here’s video from an interview by Sky News:

The accusations flying back and forth over the biolabs situation has not abated, and Psaki issued a blanket denial of US involvement in bioweapons labs in Ukraine, and called Russian and Chinese accusations of this “conspiracy theories.’  When Jen Psaki says a narrative is a “conspiracy theory,” you can be virtually certain that the opposite is true:

I think this is made plain, at least in part, by Victoria Nuland’s own remarks to Senator Rubio on Tuesday.  I’ll re-post the video here:

Notice that Nuland says there are concerns that these biological materials could fall into Russian hands?  Why would there be concern if there’s nothing dangerous there, as Psaki later claimed?

The question for Americans is rightly: Who’s lying?  It’s not a question any longer of whether you’re being fed lies.  The question is: Among all the liars involved, which of them is currently lying to you?  Maybe all of them are liars to some degree.  We can’t know, but the very fact that we need to speculate underlines the problem.  I don’t trust any of these people.  As I covered earlier, people I’ve trusted for a long time are now unreliable.  From the point of view of somebody covering this story, it’s a catastrophe.  There’s no way to know anything with certainty, and at least for the moment, it’s being kept that way. This crisis of facts is the underpinning of Bongino’s “Crisis of Truth,” and I see no evidence of the crisis relenting.

 

 

 

 

Russia Shockingly Accuses US DoD of Operating BioWeapons Labs on its Doorstep in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Map of alleged Bio-Labs in Ukraine

Rumors have been circulated widely around the Internet since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that one of Vladimir Putin’s purposes wat the destruction and removal of alleged bioweapons laboratories across Ukraine. I had initially dismissed this as part of a Russian disinformation campaign being carried out and employed against those predisposed to distrust Washington DC’s motives.  Kyle Becker of beckernews.com ran a story on Monday highlighting what are now claims made by the Russian government that they are uncovering precisely such facilities.  As Becker’s article points out, the Department of Defense admits being engaged with laboratories in Ukraine that handle some very dangerous infectious diseases, including Anthrax, to name one most people will recognize. Some of these sites are published on a map on the US Embassy’s website in Ukraine, seeming to confirm US knowledge of the existence of BioLabs. The Defense Department says its engagement there is part of their Bioweapons Threat Reduction Program, and under that program, they’ve provided assistance in upgrading the labs, allegedly for safety reasons.  Becker notes that Foreign Minister Lavrov’s accusations may indeed be part of a propaganda campaign, but the question remains as to the degree of US involvement and the nature of the ongoing research in these facilities.  It’s clear that Russia intends to play the “WMD” card, but what remains in question is whether these labs actually serve a demilitarized, peaceful purpose, and if Russia is simply seizing upon these labs as justification for their actions in Ukraine.

As Becker observes somewhat wryly, however, “Bioweapons threat reduction” was the same excuse at the heart of our involvement in the Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology, and we all have some idea of how that turned out. Whether there is any actual fire in this case remains unclear, but there certainly is at least some smoke.  I understand the concept of threat reduction, but I also know the DoD has been known to employ some smokescreens in such matters.  It would be truly ironic and damaging if it turned out that these labs had handled materials and conducted research that could be fit within the general sphere of bioweapons research.  It’s at this point that I would remind readers about the interactions between Rosemont Seneca and EcoHealth Alliance. Could the US be involved in something unseemly in this field in Ukraine?  At this point, I don’t believe we have enough evidence to say with certainty, but as a friend is often heard to remind me about such things, “if there is any doubt, there is no doubt.” It’s a sentiment born more of a general experience with government and politics that takes a pessimistic view of those endeavors and the people engaged in them, but it’s often not far off the mark. In any event, this is an example of why the American people are right to doubt everything they’re being told, whether parties to the war in Ukraine, or by their own government and media.

 

Revealed: So-Called Conservative Networks FoxNews and NewsMax Carried Water for DC Mafia

Monday, March 7th, 2022

They’re part of “Mainstream Media” now…

If you’re unfamiliar with the work of Emerald Robinson, I’d commend it to you. I try to check in at her site frequently, because she does a fantastic job of digging-up the truth.  In this case, she’s managed to uncover a story of corruption in media.  As it turns out, FoxNews and Newsmax along with many other channels were actively suppressing employees from expressing or reporting any stories questioning the efficacy or safety of vaccines?  Why?  It’s always the same reason: Money.  In this case, the government was paying millions to so-called news outlets to propagandize you with your own tax dollars.  It’s scandalous, and you should know all about it. It’s clear that Fox News and Newsmax are part of “mainstream media” now.

See her full article here:

Fox News & Newsmax Took Biden Money To Push Deadly COVID Vaccines To Its Viewers

 

Meanwhile, the day’s biggest story is here.

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.

 

Caught in the Crossfire Between Empires of Lies

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Ukraine: Caught in the crossfire between empires of lies

I grew up in a large family.  All but one of us children were boys.  Like boys often do, brotherly taunts and squabbles could at time give way to furious fights.  While not unusual, the odd thing about families is that there’s a kind of cohesiveness that generally holds them together when the threats come from outside.  Though at “war” with one another as we at times seemed to be, it was nevertheless true that against outsiders, we quickly rejoined ranks to thwart the interlopers.  Right or wrong, after all, these were my brothers, and our fraternal bonds were far stronger.  Ever did we automatically take one another’s side over outsiders, often without thought and consideration, but by mere reflex of habitual fraternal loyalty. This was our brotherly version of “politics end at the water’s edge.” The problem with this, occasionally, is that at times, it led us to support brothers who may have acted badly outside our borders.  The baseline assumption was ever that our brothers were right, and this was sometimes a mistaken conclusion.  When these things happen on the scale of a family, they can be forgiven as acts of fraternal loyalty.  When they happen on the scale of nations and continents, and indeed the globe, we have a deeper responsibility to examine the actions and intentions of our own brethren.  The folly in failing to do so could be catastrophic. We Americans have been coming to grasp that our government is thoroughly corrupted, and that it bears no resemblance to the ideals it renders as a mask.  “Truth, Justice and the American way” have been replaced with “Justice and Truth are what we tell you, and that is the American way.” Is Putin’s allegation true in any measure?  He says the West, starting with the United States, has become an “Empire of Lies.”

Self-appointed President-for-Life Vladimir Putin is a professional liar.  To be in the intelligence operation of the former Soviet KGB is to act as the bodyguard of a colossal set of lies.  Make no mistake about it:  Putin is not a trustworthy man, and all of his words are laced with falsehoods, half-truths and distortions, all aimed at disarming his audience to make them easier to overwhelm.  His work truly is the province of pure information warfare, but like all such warfare, it relies on kernels and nuggets of truth.  If he were to suggest that Zelenskiy is the agent of aliens, or that Joe Biden is a failed alien-human hybrid, we’d be right to discount everything he says.  What makes some of his propaganda somewhat successful, I’m afraid, is that he attacks at our points of true weakness:  He attacks our Western governments’ most fundamental lies.  This does not mean that we should take anything he says at face value, but in examining his words, we should be careful to heed the dangerous truths he’ll happily employ to sow chaos and dissention among us.  It is those small but glaringly significant truths we must hasten to address, not in answer to the Russian dictator, but in honest and truthful appraisal of our own condition and situation.

Where the Western foreign policy and intelligence establishment is concerned, we have been an “Empire of Lies” for many years. One can go back much further in our history than the post-World War II environment to find lies, but they became systematized and ingrained beginning roughly during the Second World War.  This is when the first widespread programs of war propaganda were employed by the United States, not merely against its enemies, but particularly against its own citizens.  Remember “Rosie the Riveter?” She was a fictional character used to implore more women to join the war’s industrial workforce.  Whether it was good or bad; right or wrong, it was war propaganda deployed against the American people.  Many countries produced this sort of propaganda.  In some instances, such propaganda was disguised as “news.”  Soviet Russia was a gargantuan producer of war propaganda.  At some points in the war, propaganda and the ferocity of the fighting it inspired was their most important weapon.

Nowadays, propaganda is generally more nuanced, though outlets like PBS and NPR do their best to engage in full-time propagandization.  One way or another, it’s in everything you will see or hear from those outlets.  It’s in their news, but also in their programming for children.  It’s in everything.  Of course, the private-sector media is little different.  They tend to be somewhat less obvious, most of the time, but their messaging is polluted with propaganda of some sort virtually every minute of every day, in this case on behalf of paying customers, some governmental, but also some in the private sector.  This is how you get to the spectacle of CNN, with a huge proportion of its current sponsorship being the large pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer.

Over the last several years, any person who pays even passing attention to the so-called “news” cannot help but notice the frequency with which stories are later shown to have been mistaken, wrong, or entirely fabricated.  Lately, it seems everything we hear in so-called mainstream media is a lie.  It’s gotten so bad that many people now assume that to get to the truth of a story, all they need do is simply turn on MSNBC and believe the exact opposite of whatever its anchors spew, and they’re not far off.  “Reverse-viewing” our mainstream media is not a bad tactic, and more people are now employing it.

What astonishes me most, however, is how many of my fellow Americans simply forget from time-to-time what it is that they’re listening to, or who actually crafted the messages they’re hearing.  A good example at this moment in history is the War in Ukraine.  How much of the “news” we’re receiving is real?  How much of it is fabrication?  Somehow, some people who are ordinarily, rightfully skeptical of our media seem to adopt the notion of fraternal suspension of doubt when we get to the water’s edge.

I will not here allege that Vladimir Putin is a “good guy.” I don’t believe that for a moment, but my own biases about the dictator aside, I must ask, if I’m to be honest:  How do I know anything at all about Putin?  How have my impressions about him been formed, and is it unusual that they’re almost uniformly bad?  Remember in 2016 when Trump made mention that Putin was a  strong leader for his country?  What Trump was stating quite factually, in the way he does, is that Putin, whatever else you might say about him, is a strong leader for his country.  Whatever else I might say of Putin, this seems to be true.  Do you remember what happened next, after Trump had made this pronouncement?  Yes, the whole world of American politicians, Republican and Democrat alike, shouted him down with a cacophonous, screeching rebuke.  The media mocked him, the late-night “comics” lambasted him, and he was roundly presented either as a rube or as a stooge.  Why?  Even if he had been wrong, surely potential voters would recognize this and turn away.  You see, the problem was that he challenged a long-nurtured, well-constructed, widely-disseminated narrative about Vladimir Putin.  That was Trump’s central offense at that moment.

It’s not that I think Putin’s right to invade Ukraine — quite the contrary — but there are some truths we must examine in our own back yard even as we confront him.  The so-called DeepState, spread across countries and continents, really is that Empire of Lies about which Putin speaks.  They lie to us systematically, and they defraud us consistently.  They use the intelligence assets for which we pay against us, and even against our President.  To call the DeepState a “cabal” is to understate its reach and influence by many orders of magnitude.  Pointing out this particular Empire of Lies does not, however, make Putin our friend.  What it should cause instead is that we seek to remove and demolish the DeepState before it can cause us a catastrophe.  It won’t make the problem with Putin disappear, but it might prevent the next one.

After all, as I covered on Sunday morning, the Biden administration, through its agents, officers and operatives, made certain that the most threatening view of Ukraine be presented to Putin.  Would Putin have invaded Ukraine had he not been led to believe its membership in NATO was imminent?  It was this same “Empire of Lies” which left him with that unambiguous perception.  We may never know how much this particular manipulation played into Putin’s actions against Ukraine, but it almost certainly didn’t help matters.

Put it another way: How many of the people now sternly denouncing Putin either have some interests of their own in Ukraine, or have clear associations with this “Empire of Lies?” Notice that even now, as the West announces more sanctions against Russia, including banning Russian banks from the SWIFT payments system, what they struggle to de-emphasize is the single word: “some.” One must read beyond the headlines in this era of entirely propagandized media narratives.  The headline blares:

US and EU ban Russian Banks from Swift system in latest sanction

What they omit from the headline is a single, but important word: “Some.” This is done to conceal from you the whole truth, by telling you a lie by omission. Many people read only headlines. Often, truths like this will be buried deep in a story, or even in a linked sub-stories.  This way, they can later have claimed to tell you the truth while trying to engineer some cheap mis/disinformation.  Clearly, Western “mainstream media” is a fully functional organ of the “Empire of Lies.” When you dig around in this story, and chase the story across many platforms, “some” gives way to “select.”  Then “select” gives way to “key.” In the end, you realize that this is a mostly symbolic ban to the degree it’s a ban at all.

This is a story of intense importance, not because Putin’s a trustworthy source, but because we already know that our own “mainstream” sources are completely unreliable. I’m not making a case on Putin’s behalf.  That’s in no way related to my point.  Putin is merely picking at a scab barely covering a deep wound of which we are already domestically aware.  That he opportunistically pecks at our wounds does not mean we should ignore them.  What I intend to provoke here is the idea that Americans should begin to doubt everything, to avoid making the error of alleged fraternal trust in our media and governments, not because we should trust Putin, but because we too easily trust our own government and media, often at our own peril.  Look how frequently and easily they’ve blatantly lied to us in recent years.  Why would this story be any different?  I’ve been scanning a variety of foreign news outlets, particularly European, and they seem, as ever, to be singing from the same basic hymnal as our own.  Take away the foreign accents and cultural differences, and the stories could have been produced just as easily by CNN or MSNBC.  Sky News, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, and many others are examples.  Sometimes, your own “brother” is lying to you, and you’d do well to see it.  At this scale, the stakes are simply too great, and we cannot permit alleged familial bonds to blind us to the monsters operating happily within our own Western and American families.  While we’re quite right to doubt most anything that issues forth from Putin’s lips, we should exercise no less caution in evaluating the pronouncements of our own government and media.  They lie to us daily.  For the average citizen, this begins to take on all the appearances of a war among rival gangs of villains, with ordinary people, as ever, caught squarely in the middle.

 

Dumbing Down a Generation: Shock Study Finds Babies Living In Lockdowns Have 20 Percent Lower IQs

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Wrecking a Generation

Every parent needs to see this. They need to know, right now: Masking and locking down harms your baby. Babies learn and develop intellectually by seeing and interacting with the faces of the adults and others around them. The Brown University study cited in the New York Post finds that the mean IQ dropped by 21 points. Folks, in the old standards, in older psychology text books going back a few decades before political correctness overran everything, and before the term “mental retardation” was considered a slur, an IQ lower than 80 was frequently classed as being “mildly retarded.” What’s worse is that the problem is permanent, and that the deficit in learning capacity is difficult to overcome the longer the isolation, masking and all the rest of the lockdown measures go on.  Worse, it’s not easily recoverable, if at all.  For eighteen months, Democrats and education officials have been pushing this lockdown/masking agenda. They’re literally dumbing-down your babies with your compliance. I’ve told you that I have believed we are under a widespread attack. Now we know your babies are also targets, and that by masking them, isolating them, and otherwise depriving them of natural early intellectual development, these babies are being stunted to a level that is more than harmful: This is catastrophic.

Imagine 20 years hence when you have a whole generation of barely functional adults whose mean IQ is twenty percent lower. In addition to the damage done to them personally, consider the damage that will be done to our entire society. This is abominable. These lockdown are and have always been abusive. Now we know they damage children for all their lives.

This MUST STOP NOW. Your babies must not be subjected to masked faces. Subjecting your children to this, particularly your infants and toddlers, is doing permanent harm to them.

Some health professionals and many activists have warned of this consequence for young children and babies since the beginning of the masking. Now, there’s no longer any doubt.

 

 

The Most Important Thing I Learned From Lindell’s CyberSymposium

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Mike Lindell’s CyberSymposium

I watched much of Lindell’s CyberSymposium in South Dakota this week with great interest. (I’ve attached some of the most compelling videos at the end of the article.) There were some problems, and his symposium came under attack, and reportedly, Lindell himself was the object of some sort of attack. (I’ve attached some of the most compelling video at the end of the article.) In the end, I don’t know if anybody is going to attempt to claim the five million dollars he offered as a challenge. I don’t even know if that really matters. Instead, what emerged for me most of all was something deeply troubling. I’m not referring to the Cyber-attacks launched against his event. I’m not talking about the various ridiculous media hit-pieces launched even before the event had really begun. All of that is terrible. I saw an examination of images purported to have been snapshots of drives from Mesa County, Colorado Dominion EMS Servers. If real, this would be damning. It was incredible. The mathematical presentations of Dr. Douglas Frank, and Seth Keshel were sobering. All of this was incredible. With mock elections, his team showed how elections could be hacked and results changed. There was every kind of information, although I’m still not clear on what happened with the P-CAPs. As good or as bad as it may have been, depending on your perspective, what is undeniable is that while he was presenting, other parties, potentially including a Federal District Court judge, colluded or conspired(or just coincidentally by an act of seeming unnatural, implausible synchronicity) did everything they could to defame him and his event from minute one. They announced at the outset that two of the news outlets covering it (Newsmax and OAN) had been sued by Dominion Voting Systems, that morning, apparently for daring to cover the event. Yesterday, a Federal Judge ruled that a case against Lindell by Dominion could go forward.  Terrible. All terrible. As much as that may teach us about the people arrayed against Lindell, none of that bothers me nearly so much as the other thing I learned: They really wanted it silenced. FoxNews was crickets. Talk radio was dead silent. The podcasters of note said not a syllable. Not one. Despite taking who knows how many millions of his advertising dollars, on FoxNews, Lindell couldn’t beg a mention of his Symposium, or even buy it. On Levin’s and Bongino’s shows and platforms, I heard not a word. Not one. In fact, they all seemed to be studiously avoiding it. Lindell was abandoned by most of his media “friends” before the event ever began.

I don’t know the truth of it, but I know this: The conservatives in our country have become wholly unreliable, not in terms of the information they provide, but in terms of their willingness to walk out even a little way onto a limb. So terrified are they of having it sawn off behind them that they cannot summon the courage even to mention the event. It’s as if it didn’t exist. They don’t want to touch it, and I understand all the reasons. I really do. For one thing, they can see how Dominion Voting Systems is behaving: They’re using lawsuits as a kind of weapon, and with most of these people, it’s working. It’s working because rather than even come up to the line, tempting a lawsuit, these hosts/outlets pretend not to see the issues at all. For another thing, they don’t wish to risk their reputations on Lindell’s theory of the case.  If Lindell doesn’t prove out, they’d have egg on their faces.  I understand all of that, and a few things more, but here’s the problem: They didn’t even report the existence of the Symposium. Surely, that can’t be considered defamatory. Surely, it is possible to report on the Symposium without liability for what was said there, and certainly, reporting on it cannot do damage to one’s own reputation if one remains objective. Think of it. Even if, as an example, Bongino thought the Cyber-Attack theory was all wet, there’s nothing that prevents him from reporting on it, and so-saying, is there? Or is there? If Levin thinks the whole exercise  is moot at this point, he should say so, rather than remaining silent on Lindell’s efforts while running Lindell’s ads and pushing his American Marxism(of which I’ve purchased three copies.) And then there’s this: If they report on the event, even as skeptics, do they risk alienating the portions of their audiences who find Lindell’s case persuasive? So you see, it’s potentially a lose-lose. What this means is that for all their posturing as brave purveyors of the truth, they were most comfortable saying absolutely, positively nothing about Lindell’s event.

I knew FoxNews had become crap. I knew it years ago. I just hadn’t realized how far the rot had spread. It’s not that I believe Lindell fully “produced the receipts,” as some might say, but that the event happened, and that all the silencing tactics were in full force, and that all the stops were pulled out to shut him up, and this wasn’t done for nothing. If the validity of the disk images holds up, there is definitely something to be investigated in Colorado, but more than that, I think even Dr. Shiva’s presentation served to undress the Big Lie of government laundering its censorship through social media platforms like Twitter. There was much value in this Symposium, whether it produced the full results Lindell had wanted or not. Legislators or their representatives from all fifty states were there. They compared notes on how to proceed with audits and so on. Even if one doesn’t buy a word of Lindell’s theory of a Chinese-sponsored/operated Cyber-attack using Dominion Voting Systems, there are certainly substantial issues to be pursued, whether they involve the Chinese or Dominion or neither.

It’s worth watching. You can find it all on FrankSpeech.com. Where you won’t learn about it is on Bongino or Levin or FoxNews, at least as of the Symposium’s ending on Thursday. Only One America News, Real America’s Voice, and Newsmax gave it coverage. OANN was wall-to-wall, as was RSBN. Mike Lindell is a patriot, and he believes in his cause. Whatever else one might say about him or his symposium, he was all in. It’s just sad that so many other conservatives upon whom we rely daily aren’t equally committed. Meanwhile, some conservatives lecture us about imposing “real material losses” on the left, but apparently aren’t willing to risk any losses of their own.  Me? I’m headed over to mypillow.com to purchase another bath sheet. They’re excellent.

Here’s Dr. Frank’s excellent presentation:

Here’s Seth Keshel’s presentation. It’s more proof we must audit all 50 states:

Dr. Shiva’s presentation on censorship laundering by the new fascists:

Lindell’s Day Three Opening Remarks:

Colonel Waldon on attempts to damage the Symposium:

Introductory Film played throughout the Symposium:


Editor’s Note: I do not take any advertising from anybody in particular, as it’s whomever buys ads with the ads service that shows up on these pages. I have no idea if any Lindell product has ever shown up here, or if they ever will. This site is too small a fish to be visible in that pond. I was, however, very serious about the MyPillow bath sheet: Best towel I’ve ever owned, and now, I’m going to buy another.

Bannon Wrecks Feckless Mitt Romney

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Stephen K. Bannon on War Room

If you’re not watching Stephen K. Bannon’s WarRoom on America’s Voice, you’re missing a critical daily update on important information for American patriots. On Monday, as is the habit on the show, they began with a “cold open” showing Al Gore and Mitt Romney, each deriding the efforts to get to the bottom of the 2020 elections, with Mitt Romney going on to criticize the “Big Lie” which is really the big truth: The Democrats, in collusion with dirtbag RINOs like Mitt Romney, conspired to steal the 2020 election in order to get rid of Trump.  Bannon’s crew played the clip of Romney, and then Bannon unloaded on “Mittens.” Indeed, he went after the whole rotten Romney clan.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the watch, as Bannon goes into the sort of clean-up needed in the feckless Republican Party. Here’s the video, courtesy of Bannon’s Rumble channel:


(You can also catch the show on WarRoom.org, and what’s unique about the show is that it’s on from 10-Noon Eastern, and again from 5-6 Eastern, providing three hours of news, interviews, and information each weekday, and usually on Saturday also.)

Everything Bannon says in this video about Mitt Romney is correct.  He’s also correct about the fact that we, who actually tried in earnest to get Romney across the finish line in 2012, ought to remember how this guy is now sticking the shiv in our backs.

 

Newsmax Joins the Suppression Crew

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

People need to see this stunning video of Newsmax treating Mike Lindell like garbage. I ditched FoxNews for this sort of thing. What makes Newsmax think they’re immune? I’m very glad I’ve been sticking to One America News. I always worried Newsmax was part of the “professional conservativing” establishment in DC. (Q: “What do you do for a living?”  A: “I conservative.”)

I’m adding this from Rumble, because I’ve had reports that the Youtube version of the video has been unavailable:


 

If this is how they treat Lindell, then you can imagine what they think of the rest of us. Newsmax just lost me. I don’t need cowardly news.

URGENT: The Plot to Bury Donald Trump and America

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

and America With Him…

It was known for weeks that there would be a huge Trump rally in Washington DC on the 6th. A million or more patriots descended on the Ellipse to hear President Trump speak. The swamp was ready.  This was their moment to strike, and they too had prepared.  I cannot now prove every aspect of the allegations I will now make, and the ability to prove it may always evade me, but I know what happened, and millions of the President’s supporters suspect as much too. You’re seeing it unfold in real time. This is a takeover. This is the Great Reset, and this is the real kickoff. The evidence will come along in time, and some of it has been exposed already. My intention here is to lay out what appears to have happened, knowing the evidence is already mounting.  It was a despicable plot, but it was necessary if they were to finally rid themselves of Donald Trump. It wasn’t enough to let him fight his legal fight, and look for political support, in order to attempt to prove his case.  That could not be permitted, never mind permitted to succeed.  They needed an excuse to impeach him again, so that they can forbid him from running again in 2024. They have too much to hide. The skeletons in the globalist closet are too terrible to ever be let loose. Donald Trump is far too dangerous now, never mind four years from now, and in order to protect themselves, they had to be willing to risk it all in their final push to permanently bury Donald Trump and his presidency, punish us for having elected him, and forever bury the truth along with America.

The order of battle was predicated on the President’s speech. They already knew what he was going to say, and they knew quite well that he’d been pressuring Vice President Mike “Pontius” Pence to simply give him the room to prove his case by sending the electoral votes back to the six or seven disputed states’ legislatures for a reconciliation, since a number of them had been asking for as much.  At the time the President was expected to be done his speech, and at which the joint session of Congress commenced its proceeding to count electoral votes, Vice President Pence issued a statement arguing that he hadn’t the authority to simply discount votes from a state or states. The problem is, this isn’t what he was actually asked to do. He was asked to send them back to the states that had requested it for reconciliation by those legislatures and put the session in recess for ten days. This would have put a ten day pause on the vote, but still enough time to dispense with the proceedings well in advance of the January 20th inaugural date.

It appears that the riots were instigated in part by people who were tied to ANTIFA or BLM, and they may have been acting as provocateurs. These agitators actually arrived at the Capitol ahead of the bulk of Trump supporters, because they intended their attack to coincide with the first objection. Trump’s speech ran longer than expected, in part because he had been late in starting. This is why when Trump supporters arrived at the Capitol, people were already inside, and from the available evidence, it looks as though Capitol Police actually let people in some entrances. I have no doubt but that some rowdy but legitimately MAGA supporters found themselves caught-up in the melee, but I also know how these provocateurs operate. They launch attacks from behind peaceful(and often unknowing) protesters, who then unwittingly become the shield for the provocateurs. A police line might then lash out against the protesters nearest them, irrespective of their actual culpability, and sometimes, this will provoke a direct response by the agitated crowd. This is a ploy often used by ANTIFA and BLM, and they well know how to use it, and they’ve spent a lot of time and effort perfecting their art. Unfortunately, many protesters may be unaware of all of this, and may easily fall prey.  Another tactic is for the provocateurs to breach a barrier, a window, a door, or other obstacle, and then lead protesters through, some of whom follow because they’re hyped-up in the moment or because they’re curious about what’s going on, but what frequently happens is the bad guys make their escape, having succeeded in moving a mass of people into the target area. It’s very easy to get sucked into such a thing, and once you realize this, it’s easy to understand. If you’ve ever been in a large, even mildly agitated crowd, you know this to be the case.

The provocateurs led the way into the Capitol. There now appears to be several videos showing the Capitol Hill Police letting them through barricades and into the Capitol itself.  There are numerous witnesses to this speaking out in social media, though the mainstream media and big tech are trying to suppress all of this. (That’s another tell: You wouldn’t try to conceal all of this or suppress it if there wasn’t at least a kernel of truth in the supposition that this was a stage-managed event.) One video is here, while it remains up:

This was not accidental. It was planned.  They needed an excuse to defame the President, and us. They needed an excuse they could broadcast to all the dunderheads who get their news primarily from mainstream media. (If you’re one of those, but you found this site, you’re a “reformed dunderhead” like me.)

The media seized upon these events, as if they were waiting for it. Their stories went up so quickly, many people on the ground at the Capitol were unaware of the events when full-length articles began popping up on websites. It’s clear that they had canned stories, perhaps filled in a few details, slapped on a few pictures from unknown person(s) in the building, and pushed them out.

This began the unrelenting media narrative telling the country Trump was to blame. Twitter banned his video telling people to be peaceful and go home that posted within minutes of reports of violence, and the way they labeled the tweet was intended to promote the notion that he had incited the violence. This is a perfectly, entirely false narrative. In his lengthy speech, he actually told people to protest peacefully. He never told a soul to take any sort of aggressive actions, but that is the spin with which the media ran, and is still running.

When Rush Limbaugh returned to the air on Thursday, he began his show with the following, in a foreboding tone, out of the blue:

One wrong word…

He paused, and repeated himself. Many were confused by this. I understood his meaning. If he said “one wrong word,” the plug would be pulled. He’d been warned. However else he tried to describe his meaning, I knew exactly what he meant. This was Rush, like the famous footage of the POW in Vietnam blinking in Morse code. The corporate bigwigs in distribution had called. They’d let him know: “One wrong word…” and they’d pull the plug. It was significant enough that Mark Levin called attention to it again on Friday evening, and also made mention of how he’d been warned to call for unity and so forth on Wednesday.

I want you to stop and consider the meaning of all of this. At what level must things be happening that people are calling the biggest talk-show guys and telling them, either explicitly, or implicitly: “One wrong word, and we jerk you off the air so fast, the air will catch fire with the sound of silence.”

Folks, that’s what appears to have happened.

Since the events on Capitol Hill, we have watched a chain of events too surreal even for a Tom Clancy novel. News is basically hot garbage. Whereas before, you could at least rely upon them to get some basic facts straight, or at least ballpark, now it’s all presumptively lies. All of it. They are manufacturing news. They’re making things up just to inflame the situation. Everything is about creating a frenzied  drumbeat. I actually believe that they may even try to take out Donald Trump.

Steve Bannon’s War Room has been deplatformed on Youtube, after he said something Thursday(or perhaps Wednesday,) that challenged the legitimacy of the election.

As I write, the following things have come to pass this Friday the 8th of January, 2021, in rapid succession in a storm of thunderclaps:

 

This is all happening very quickly. These developments are occurring faster than I can keep up. More may yet happen. Don’t be surprised if the Internet goes down entirely. Don’t be shocked if cellular telephones stop working. Don’t be astonished if long-distance phone calls become impossible. I’m not kidding. Don’t be stunned if for the first time, we see the activation of the Emergency Broadcast System or something similar. We are quickly descending down a rabbit-hole, Expect to be told to shelter in place, either nationally, or on a regional basis. There is no telling where this ends.

Folks, this is not a game. We are watching an all-out attack on America. This is the globalists, the Democrats, the whole DC UniParty, all the Soros groups, the media, Obama is right in there, and the whole maniacal leftist cabal is out for blood. I have many friends who are so shocked by what’s going on, they say this might be the “end times.” We cannot afford to take that view, or it will be the “end-for-us times.” No sir, as long as we live on this Earth, we must be prepared to fight for our rightful place on it. This is not a game. Not any of it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is far worse than I had imagined, only because I didn’t think they had the guts to go for all the marbles in this way.

I continue to be amazed by those who are hanging on to their platforms urging all of us that violence must never enter the political context. I know that they may well be earnest, but again, I ask them a heartfelt, critical question. President Trump said he’s not going to be at the inaugural. If not for the security risk to him and MAGA folk, and if our situation wasn’t so dire, I’d have urged him to go and invite MAGA to troll Biden, by holding a rally on the Ellipse.

Also, apparently, President Trump managed to get this out on Twitter from the official government account before twitter deleted it:

As I was looking around on Twitter, watching my followers fall, fall, fall, I saw this video:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1347714834071224327

Ladies and gentlemen, whatever happens from here on out, I want you to know I’ve appreciated your readership. I will bring you new articles and information as often as the situation permits, and I have something I think useful to you. Keep your powder dry, but keep it near at hand. This is a volatile situation, the country is rocketing into the abyss, and I don’t know if anybody has the will remaining to stop it.

More evidence of leftist setup at Capitol

Spotted this. It’s Retired Lieutenant General McInerney:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1347928344055205892

This from Twitter:

Editor’s Note: I meant to point out something regarding Parler and the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. I don’t know so much about Google, but I do know that on Apple devices, you can download FireFox and Brave for free via the App Store. These are web browsers, and you can USE THEM to access Parler(you don’t need the Parler App) and thus access Parler via a browser. It works fine.

Has Andrew McCarthy Lost His Mind?

Friday, January 8th, 2021

This NeverTrumper never seems to tire of putting the most absurdly anti-Trump spin on every issue, always finding fault with President Trump, even when Donald Trump is the obvious victim of clear crimes, as he was in the entire Russia hoax. In this case, he’s gone over the edge in his NeverTrumping that there’s frankly never a time when any person ought to offer me anything this guy has to say as some sort of valid opinion. He may be a former federal prosecutor, but I remind myself that he worked at the Southern District of New York, and that in the last few years, that office has seemed to have been overrun by leftists and NeverTrumpers, such that it’s clear that no justice is to be had there, whatever it may say over the door. Here is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen one of these NeverTrumpers tweet:

After this, there’s nothing Andrew McCarthy can ever say that I will view with anything but contempt.

Levin Condemns Violence; Prompts Critical Question

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Is there no answer?

This evening, my favorite talk-show host took to the airwaves and condemned the violence that occurred today on Capitol Hill. As I’ve pointed out earlier, this looks like a set-up job by the DC UniParty, and while Levin(and others including particularly the President,) is right to  condemn the violence, and while I make no excuse for those who launched this assault, such actions being repugnant in a constitutional, representative republic, I nevertheless have serious misgivings about the focus on this incident for several reasons. Levin rightly points out that we have no room to condemn Antifa and BLM if this sort of thing goes on with alleged conservative actors.  I agree.  On its face, this was egregious behavior, and it appears that at least one young woman paid with her life.  The other point Levin made is that those who carried this out must be identified and prosecuted. Again, I agree. There is substantial evidence that the people who instigated violence at the Capitol today were in fact camouflaged members of Antifa and other various anarchists. I am not here suggesting that absolutely no Trump supporters took part, but I have serious doubts about the contention that is widely the case. More than all this, however, the problem comes in when Mark Levin argues that we must never violate the law. Never?  Not even unjust law?  Would violations of the law be impermissible even in a growing tyranny? You see, I believe we’re in a sucker’s trap.  I think this is the problem for which Levin and others, myself included, have offered no solution.  We are in a constitutional crisis, but I think even Levin, for all his wisdom can’t quite see it: Once the power of the state is perverted to the extent that official actors now participate in the fraud against the people, how then do the people ever correct it without resort to violence?

I do not say this lightly. We now find ourselves in the situation in which a large proportion of the country now believes the election was rigged and stolen, and not merely by private actors, which would be abominable enough, but with the assistance and collusion of actors in the offices of local, state, and federal governments.  Once you cross that particular line, it seems to me there is no going back, and no way in which to resolve it peaceably. Again, I do not make this argument lightly, and I also do not contend that my evaluation is perfect, or infallible, but again, I must insist that those who argue we must never resort to violence must now step forward to explain how it is we’re to logically, rationally, and legally overcome all that’s been arrayed against us.

Let us suppose for a moment that those of us who believe this election was wholly fraudulent are correct. What then?  How do we undo it?  As Levin himself pointed out in rightful criticism of Senator Rand Paul’s(R-KY) suggestion that this is a states’ issue, essentially, Paul laid down the notion that this isn’t something to be addressed at the federal level, and that the remedy lies within the individual states. As Levin contends rightly, what good is state law if it’s going to be ignored by states’ office-holders? You see, it’s a farce to suggest that if the legislature of Georgia wants to fix the election issues, all it needs to do is pass some laws, if immediately thereafter, their Secretary of State enters into a consent agreement with agitators for the opposition that effectively nullify the very laws they’ve enacted.  What good then is law?

Levin would rightly argue that we should be able to rely upon the courts as a backstop to enforce and uphold the law. Will they? All evidence from this election cycle suggests that the courts either have no stomach or are ideologically inclined to justify these transgressions of law.  You see, this becomes the inescapable and gaping hole in Levin’s argument. Of course, it’s not only Levin who makes this argument. I would, in ordinary times, make the same basic argument, but look at the scale of what’s been done, and what actually confronts us.  This is not an insignificant one-off in a single small jurisdiction that can be remedied by a single population of an isolated locale.  This issue is much broader, involving all three branches of government, and at all levels of governance. All of it is further buttressed by media institutions only too happy for the current course of things, since they are almost entirely corrupt too.

Like so many of my readers, I’ve raised my hand and recited the words of an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States. To suggest, however, that we’re not in a constitutional crisis merely because we still maintain the façade of law and constitutional order is preposterous. It is quite clear that what we are seeing at present is a complete devolution of the constitutional order, or what Levin terms a “post-constitutional” disorder. While in the classical definition of the term, we’re not in a constitutional crisis, we nevertheless find ourselves in some sort of crisis, whatever adjective you might prefer to define it. This is an untenable circumstance, whatever particular label we may choose to affix to it. The simple fact is that we men and women who comprise the bulk of the population that holds up this country, whose children before themselves fight this nation’s wars, spilling their blood all across the globe, find ourselves in the position that we cannot rely upon law.

My questions for those wiser than I, can be only that which others around me find themselves asking of our thought leaders:

What now? What are we to do? What am I to do? I’ve voted. Over and over. I’ve elected people, and they betray us, or find themselves betrayed. We appoint what we think are good judges, yet they fail and abandon our constitution when the going gets tough. We follow all of the rules. We play fair. We volunteer and participate in public affairs in various ways. We man the polling places, but find ourselves ejected so we cannot even view the process. We do everything we can reasonably do. We short our own lives by contributing grocery money to these politicians. What more are we expected to do before we turn aside from the law? How can I overcome an enemy who will not obey the law? How can I get recourse when all the modes are ineffective or subversive?

I am not suggesting that I want an easy answer, but I must insist on a plausible answer.  Mark Levin famously wrote a tremendous book called “The Liberty Amendments.” I have one copy I read, and another autographed copy put away as a valued keepsake.  What good is it?  I’m being quite serious. What good is such an amazing idea? Yes, there’s a very slow movement of people toiling to get a convention of states together, and they’re making very slow progress, but it’s slowly waning because such a project takes decades, and most people can’t engage and maintain attention for the length of a two-page article. By the time a project of that sort bears fruit, America, as we have known it, will be gone. That is not intended to disparage the effort, but it offers no relief for the crisis in which we now find ourselves. Let me list the broad categories of problems, on the assumption that you’ve lost count:

  • The media is completely corrupt and is indeed an enemy of the people
  • Big Tech is dominated by leftists who are in league with or indeed comprise a portion of the subversives
  • The administrative state or bureaucracy now effectively makes, enforces, and judges law, combining all the powers of government into an unelected branch
  • The Congress is bought and compromised by people who do not share our interests
  • The Congress is run by unelected staff and consultants who feather their own nests
  • The Congress is completely out of control and we have no means by which to directly remove them when they transgress the constitution
  • The executive branch is out of control because it relies too heavily on executive orders, in part due to the intransigence of Congress and the courts
  • The courts are useless, concocting law when convenient, or ignoring law when its not

That’s just the start, of course, but you get the point. Then, in the last twenty minutes of his show, Levin received a call from a gentleman who raised essentially the same question, analogizing the situation to a football game in which the game is rigged, the opponent cheats, the referees collude with the opponent, and the commissioner offers no relief.  To his credit, Levin said in response that there are no easy answers.

But he will not advocate violence. He will not call for a civil war. He will not call for lawlessness.

Fine. How then, captured by at least the laundry list of deficiencies only briefly outlined above, are we ever to overcome it?

No answer.

You see, this is the point at which I have begun to part ways from Mr. Levin. I am not a violent man. I abhor violence, and I truly revile senseless destruction of any sort. I came of age in a world where two global powers constantly contemplated wiping one another from the face of the globe, with me as the forward-stationed cannon-fodder. I saw men injured, maimed, and killed, just in training for that war that never came, at least not in that form, so I know too well the costs of violence.

That said, Levin mentioned that all of this is coming to a head. Indeed. What then? You see, I believe in self-defense, and I also believe in the defense of my nation. At what point do we, as individuals, make the decision that we’ve done all that we can peaceably do, but that action is now required that must risk more than peaceful protest and public political activism? Levin closed the show by stating bluntly that he will never advocate violence.

Never? Under no circumstance? Inconceivable?

You see, this is where I do part company from Levin. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and all those other men of that period also parted company from Levin.  I think part of the problem, and it’s much broader than just Levin, is that if you’ve had your business closed by a lockdown in one of these deep blue hellholes, or had your vote stolen/nullified in one of these compromised states, you may have a different view. If you’ve watched your country systematically demolished, but haven’t the means to make an escape to safer shores, you may view this differently. If your children have been propagandized right under your nose in the college or primary schools for which you’ve paid through the nose, only to see them turned against you, I suspect you may feel differently.

Mark Levin doesn’t know me. I have some reason to think he may be slightly aware of me. Over the years, when I’ve been able, I’ve contributed to many of the causes and candidates he has recommended, but that doesn’t mean he owes me anything. What I do think he owes his audience, me included, if it’s anything at all, is some sort of explanation of what we are to do. Most of my readers are regular listeners to his show. I’d wager that at least half my readers have subscriptions to BlazeTV and have had subscriptions all the way back to the start when it was LevinTV. There isn’t a book he’s written of which I don’t have at least two copies, all in hardback(usually one dog-eared and marked-up as a study tool, and one in pristine condition, often autographed and kept as a collectible) save for “Men in Black” and “Rescuing Sprite” which were available new in paperback only by the time I became aware of them. I receive mailings from Landmark Legal Foundation to which I am a contributor when I find a few spare dollars to send. My point is that like so many of my readers, I’ve availed myself of Mark’s work and supported it frequently. I don’t religiously purchase from his advertisers, but if I am purchasing an item in the same category as one advertised on his show, I always choose it and make sure the seller knows where I heard about their offerings. Like most conservatives, I am loyal to those who serve our nation while entertaining, educating and edifying me and those around me.

I don’t know if Mr. Levin will ever see this piece, but if he does, I suspect it will pain him a bit, as it does me to write it. I love his show, and I love his sense of humor, and I enjoy his taste in bumper-music. He adds value to my life, every day, but I’m afraid that on this day, I need a little more. Given all that confronts us, to say that I’ve been demoralized is to understate the scope and the intensity of the issue. It’s not that the fight has gone out of me, because I love my country, and I’ve done more on behalf of my country and countrymen than most by a fair piece, and maybe that’s why the demoralization now feels so intense: You can’t know how much you love a thing until you’ve risked your neck for it, toiled for it, shed blood, sweat and tears for it, and sworn your allegiance to it, all to see it collapsing around you. I know Mark doesn’t have all the answers, but the answer cannot be just to lie here, supine, and take whatever it is that they dish out.

Now the leftists will, it seems, control all of the federal government. Top to bottom. Side to side. They are already planning all the mischief they intend. They have legislative packages ready to go, to send to the desk of…President Biden, the imposter, who will happily sign what they send him into law. Levin says he will never advocate violence.  It sounds great, until you realize what it means in full. They will come for our second amendment and all the implements of its exercise. They will not amend the constitution. They will simply shove it down our throats with a packed court and a stolen Presidency and Senate. I will not be made defenseless. If the disposition of the Polish Jews in Warsaw taught no other lesson to posterity, it must be that one. I also will not be reduced to a rat, left to shelter in my nest, clutching my implements, while waiting to be “evacuated.” In New York, the legislators now introduce a bill to detain and take into custody any people who might carry or pass any disease.

What answer is there to such things — to prevent the execution of such things? If the law is no further impediment to tyranny and abuse, what remains? I don’t revel in the asking of this question. I detest the fact that I find myself in this position. But wishes are not reality. There is a reason that civilized nations consider violence as the last resort. The question is rapidly advancing to the forefront: Have we arrived at a time of last resort?

What, concretely, am I to do?

 

Editor’s note: I’ve had a question from a reader asking “what is the classical definition of constitutional crisis,” mentioned above. Generally, a constitutional crisis is any of a number of possible situations in which the constitution provides no answer to some sort of underlying contradiction. It’s essentially a sort of structural problem, and it can have many types of causes. In this way, one might consider our current circumstance to be a constitutional crisis, because the constitution certainly offers no clear remedy when it’s apparent that some or all branches may have essentially discarded its provisions, restrictions, or prohibitions. Still, I think the term intends to countenance those sorts of issues that can arise out of parties exercising their powers, privileges, rights and so on and what happens when those come into clear conflict. I understand why legal and political theorists might not consider our current situation to fit within the loose definition of a “constitutional crisis,” as they might define it, but we’re certainly in a crisis, inasmuch as it’s difficult to find anybody in Washington DC willing to live within its bounds. Maybe a better term here would be “constitutional catastrophe,” because whatever you call it, this situation is likely to result in the dissolution of the republic. Most consider the attempted secession of the Southern states in 1861 to have been a constitutional crisis, because, among other reasons, the constitution is silent on how or if states may leave the union, having previously entered it. I have always thought that among the flurry of amendments after the Civil War, Congress ought to have passed one describing a legal procedure for secession. (I don’t think parties should be forced to remain married once their differences have become irreconcilable, or partners compelled to remain in a business partnership once they’ve become irreconcilably averse to said relationship, but that’s another story for another day.)

RINOs on the Radio: WBAP’s Morning S-Show

Monday, December 7th, 2020

WBAP Morning Crew – Brian Estridge and Hal Jay at Center

In this post-election period, as Democrats continue their efforts to cement the steal, the media is showing its knickers. Even in venues many have long held are “conservative,” the truth is becoming obvious. On Monday, during the morning show on the very popular WBAP in the DFW area, the hosts, Brian Estridge and Hal Jay, spent their time explaining how it’s the “right thing” for Donald Trump to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden in January. Naturally, many of their listeners disagreed, and they read a few emails. Estridge implied in a haughty tone that he wanted people to explain how it would be consistent with their Christian principles for Donald Trump to skip the inauguration.  Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know a single thing in Christianity that suggests one must play along happily with fraud, theft, and pure evil. I don’t know anything in scripture that says Christians are condemned to be suckers.

This is what the media offers us as “conservative” media. These are the people who have a very superficial view of Christianity. In their view, apparently, being amicable to evil is a sign of maturity. That was their other contention: “Somebody needs to be the adult in the room.” I wonder what kind of parents these guys are or have been. Being an adult requires saying “no” to fraud, lying, deceit, theft, and other immorality. Being an adult requires refusing to accept those sorts of things for the sake of amicability. Can we just admit that so many of the so-called “conservatives” in media are anything but? This sort of superficial idea that being polite is “doing what’s right” is so despicable that my contempt for it cannot be overstated.  When people tell you such idiocy, you should recoil from it as withdrawing your hand from the path of a rattlesnake’s strike.

There’s nothing “right” or “adult” about accepting the inauguration of a stolen presidency. Indeed, what’s right is to stand against it. What’s right is to oppose it at every turn. What’s right is to prevent it if possible.

On that front, the two hosts offered: “Show the proof.” Apparently, they’ve not seen the testimony, or watched the video, or read any of the thousands of affidavits. That, or they don’t understand what constitutes “evidence.” Folks, sworn affidavits are evidence. You’ve seen the video of the “suitcases of ballots” being pulled out an counted without the presence of the press or legal poll watchers in Georgia. According to Georgia statute, every one of those ballots is illegal in Georgia.  EVERY ONE. Georgia statute requires no ballots be counted in secret.  Without press and poll-watchers present, this is precisely what occurred at the State Farm Arena between 10:45PM and 1:30AM on election night.  Ignoring this FACT is the typical media-driven nonsense by which you ignore details so you can run with the lie: “There’s no evidence…”

Listen to WBAP’s morning show with caution. These guys are your typical RINOs. They won’t take positions that the LameStream Media tells them are too controversial, and they’re not willing to stand on principles, but more, it’s clear that such “principles” as they observe are nothing of the sort. It’s typical for this class of fools to substitute surrender for the sake of alleged comity.  On Monday morning, they seemed to be indicating their growing contempt of their audience, in much the same way FoxNews has done since immediately before the election, and particularly afterward. There’s nothing Christian or conservative about accepting evil, or treating with it on equal footing. There’s also nothing adult about it. “Doing what’s right” is frequently controversial, difficult, and brings much gnashing of teeth from those who wish to endorse evil by silent assent.  I’m sorry to say that WBAP’s morning show is dominated by people who’ve either abandoned truth or simply never knew it.

Who Censors a Lie?

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Would you censor a lie?

Growing up and becoming an adult during the Cold War, I had the opportunity to see what propaganda and censorship by true authoritarians look like. In my years in the Army, I served in Europe, and I was able once to take a tour through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin on an officially sanctioned bus tour. During that tour, we learned many things, we young men of the Field Artillery who sat quietly in our dress greens as the official Soviet chaperone boarded the bus. He would be our “tour guide,” which is to say, he was our official “minder.” Naturally, like any other such tour that ever occurred, we were on official orders to be permitted onto this tour. We learned so much, but only if you paid close attention. Apart from the minder, our chaperone, the first thing we learned is how statists always hide the truth.  Standing in West Berlin, looking East into the imprisoned city, apart from the ghastly wall and watch towers dividing the city, you could only see what appeared to be tidy, ordered city.  The truth, however was much different, as we would soon learn: Only the truth is ever concealed by authoritarians. Why would you censor a lie?

As we passed into East Berlin, and the bus gathered speed, one of my fellow soldiers soon whispered and nodded toward the rear, not wanting to be noticed by the minder. A few at a time, we looked back at the Eastern faces of the buildings and structures we were passing, and what that revealed was something none had expected: War damage. The year was 1986, and for more than forty years, no battles had raged in these streets, but the evidence of the fierce war when the Soviets laid siege to and finally conquered Berlin was all over the buildings behind us. They’d never been repaired. Chunks were missing from concrete and stonework, bridges and ancient walls and monuments, but the Western face, what we could see from the West, was all repaired and painted, as though no war had ever raged there. They’d merely concealed the truth of the destitute state of East Berlin from the world. Nothing had been repaired fully, because there hadn’t been the money to fund repairs under the communist system. They repaired only what could be readily viewed from the West. The uncovered, naked truth could be seen fully from the East.

The next lesson we learned was economic.  They took us to an open market.  Here, we disembarked long enough to walk among the vendors and the shops, where we could purchase such items as they offered.  There was one store, an electronics shop, and I thought it would be neat to just see the state of audio equipment there. (In those years, I very much loved audio equipment, and had accumulated quite the ensemble of high fidelity audio gear.) I looked around, and the first thing I noticed was that the best of the equipment was laughable. When I’d been a little boy, in the early 1970s, I’d had a little record-player that folded open, allowed you to place your LP on it, and when you folded the cover down, it would play the record with the tone-arm and stylus in the lid. The lone turntable on display in this shop was roughly on par with my childhood toy, albeit in black. The speakers they sold were similarly terrible little boxes filled with the most depressing assembly of parts I’ve ever seen. These were the jewels of the productive might of communism. Remember, this market in which were permitted to browse was a showplace intended to display how great things were under communism. The other thing I quickly noticed is that several aisles of the store were essentially empty, but for empty racks and shelves that were dust-covered and clearly hadn’t held goods in a long time, if ever. It was all a show. Even the other shoppers, allegedly East German civilians, were entirely showpieces, meant to give the impression of bustling, busy commerce. Three of us noticed the same women with different shopping bags of goods in the space of 15 minutes. They were all play-acting, or they were spies, or both. Even the shopkeepers were fake. Two of us walked into what passed for a grocery store. The worst convenience store into which you’ve ever stumbled was a palace of plenty compared to that mortuary. Mostly empty, what little was there was all for show.

From there, we went on to a War museum, in which we saw old Soviet weaponry, mannequins dressed in the uniforms of the day, and the museum guide told us about the “Great Patriotic War” from the Soviet perspective. His history was as falsified as everything else we’d seen on the day, but what was interesting was how he omitted the roles of the other Allies in defeating Germany. To hear his telling, you’d never know that anybody but Germany and the Soviet Union had been combatants in the second World War. When a couple of our less bashful soldier very respectfully asked questions, he replied in very censored language about the subject.  It was clear there were topics about which he was not permitted to speak, and they all bordered on the topic of political aspects of history.

What we learned on this trip is that statists, specifically communists, but any authoritarian of any sort, never hide lies. They never censor falsehoods.  They spew propaganda, but you can know that whatever they seek to hide, or whatever they try to suppress, is always, always the truth. There would be no point in censoring a lie.  If I were to tell my followers on Twitter that the sky was pink with purple polka-dots, Jack Dorsey and his army of electronic TwitNazis would have no reason to censor it. It would result in self-censorship, because all who saw such a tweet would soon realize I was either completely mad or simply a liar, and would quickly unfollow me.  Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg and his army of FacsistBook minders would never bother to throttle the circulation of such a post.  Why bother?  Who would share it on their own profile page or timeline?  Nobody, except perhaps somebody equally insane or intent upon a prank. No, ladies and gentlemen, there is no real reason to censor a lie. There is no point to hiding an untruth. Lies quickly reveal themselves.  Only the truth need be concealed. Matters of opinion are that, and nothing more, but to conceal facts and truths because they are accompanied by relevant opinions is simply more of the same.

There is a reason @Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are using their platforms to conceal what the President’s been saying. There’s a reason these networks now cut away from the President every time he starts talking about the election fraud that’s been going on this week and before. There is a reason that people who support the President in various media are being censored, throttled, banned, and shadow-banned. That reason is the same as it has ever been: There is no reason to conceal a lie, or cover-up a falsehood. There is no reason on Earth that justifies what they’re doing, and the sooner the American people come to understand what me and my fellow artillerymen learned that day in East Berlin, the better off they’ll be. There is no reason to censor a lie, so that if you see censorship, you should immediately demand to know what truths are being concealed, by whom, and for what purpose. Communists and other authoritarian statists always claim that which they seek to conceal is “disinformation,” or “misinformation,” or “propaganda,” meanwhile they peddle their own propaganda shamelessly and unrelentingly. This is never accidental.

They’re censoring you, your President, and indeed, anybody who supports him. They’re doing it in social media, in television, radio, and in print. The only motive is to conceal that which reveals their lies, just as sure as if they claimed to you the sky was pink with purple polka-dots. The election of 2020 is being stolen from you. Don’t doubt it. Proclaim it. Loudly. Broadcast it everywhere. If they’re permitted to conceal this simple truth, we will never see the end of it, and we will never get our country back.

 

 

FLASH: Election Fraud – MASSIVE STEAL IN PROGRESS

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The Fraud Must Be Stopped

Folks, it’s clear. Donald Trump likely won the election, but now it’s clear that the strategy is to steal it.

This is a coup d’etat disguised as an election. Period.

I urge you to reject all of this and demand that ONLY LEGAL VOTES BE COUNTED.

We have only us, Donald Trump has only us. The whole of the DC swamp is trying to spit him out of its mouth, and us with him.

There has never been an event like this in American history.

On election night, FoxNews refused to call Florida, Ohio, and Texas until much later. They called Arizona prematurely.

It was all done purposefully. It was to maintain an impression of the electoral college count with Trump behind.

Then, when FoxNews fraudulently called Arizona, it permitted the so-called “blue wall” states to stop the count. At 4am, they dumped-in huge numbers of ballots for Biden. This has been documented. This is all about stealing the election that Donald Trump has won.

Candace Owen (@RealCandaceO) has found that the dead have risen up en masse to vote in Michigan, naturally for Biden.

Folks, I know the media is dis-spiriting you and that at some point, they’re going to wheel Biden out to claim victory, but it’s all an illusion so that you will surrender and submit. They’re trying to steal this election. That’s what this is all about. If they can whip you into submission, to get you to accept defeat, that’s what will happen. Do not submit. Do not surrender.

Fight at least until Donald Trump tells you otherwise, from his own lips. I will not accept results of an illegitimate election.

 

Yan Report on Manufactured COVID19

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Virologist Li-Meng Yan published her entire report on Zenoda.org. The report is available at this link.  Additionally, I’ve inserted the report here for ease of access:

The_Yan_Report

The report is highly technical, but her methodology seems straight forward. She identifies the places at which the genome of COVID19 has been spliced together. Basically, my lay-person’s understanding is that it’s clear from examination of the virus in detail that some cut-and-paste work went on with this virus.  Think of it like photo-shopping Hillary Clinton’s head onto Godzilla. In genetic terms, that’s what her report seems to indicate.  This explains her use of the term “Frankenstein” to describe the virus.

All of this is quite troubling, but what’s more troubling still is that the entirety of social media and the tech giants seems to be doing the bidding of China as they race to scrub her work from the Internet, or remove her from their sites, and also to attack her work with smears having no relation to her actual paper.

It’s not as though Dr. Yan is some sort of kook or conspiracy theorist, although they’re now rushing to paint her as such.

Why would all of these companies be working so hard to conceal this from you?

I thought they believed in “following the science.” Apparently, the only science they wish to follow is that which suits their narratives. Or China’s.

This is amazing, and quite dangerous in a “free society.” It’s garden-variety disinformation in a communist country.

 

The Media Biden Bait-and-Switch

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Democrat-Media Complex Circling the Wagon Around Joe Biden

It has already begun. Since it has become increasingly apparent that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democrats’ choice for 2020, the so-called mainstream media has begun to circle their wagons in a protective screen around him.  Editing videos to exclude his most ridiculous, madcap, and explosive remarks, they’re doing their level best to hide from you how far Joe Biden has run off his rails. It’s not just that they’re a little deceitful, or that they’re using slick editing and packaging, but that they’re on a wholesale propaganda campaign by which they’re going to completely re-write not only Joe Biden’s more ancient history, but also his entire present.  They’re going to hide from the world how truly bad Biden’s condition is, at least until they can get him elected and sworn-in. Then, and only then, will they let the truth out: Joe Biden is about three minutes away from drooling down his chin.  That’s when the replacement will happen.  The Democrats are going to pull a bait-and-switch built on lies.

“Here’s good, solid, moderate Lunch-Bucket Joe. You can trust him.” If they can manage to get him through to the oval office, it will become “Poor, poor Joe. He needs to be removed for his own good and the good of the country.”

This is all they’re up to, but to carry it off, they’re going to need to get a significant number of Americans to believe it. The party faithful will vote for him because he’s their guy. No other qualification is necessary.  The bulk of the Democrat Party is Yellow-Dog these days, but the people they need to convince are the independents. This group of voters are frequently what I call “Windsocks.”  They’ll go whichever way the political and/or cultural winds are blowing.

If you want to defeat Joe Biden’s running mate(because that’s what will be at stake,) you’ll need to make that case to the Windsocks.

It’s going to astonish you.  You will come to see that the Democrat-Media Complex[DMC] is more capable than you had feared.  They’re going to whitewash Creepy Joe Biden until the casual observer(most Americans) will come to believe he’s “not so bad.” That’s the aim.  That’s the purpose for which all of these DMC cretins are now assembling, and it’s against this narrative which we must fight.

The truth is that Joe Biden has been a creepy, corrupt politician for years.  The fact is that he’s gotten away with it by being a loyal part of the DC Uni-Party.  In the end, however, the Democrats are going to pitch him over the side when it comes time.  In the mean time, they have a tall order: They need to draw the American people into electing this pig in a poke, While the #WuFlu is an opportunist’s goldmine for the Democrats, it’s just part of their arsenal. They’re going to keep this going all year long. Finally, for the sake of normalcy, they’re hoping the Windsocks will vote their way, overlooking all of Biden’s shortcomings.

That’s the game.

The Challenge We Face With Ignorance About Guns

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Friends?

I was watching Fox and Friends on Thursday morning. Pete Hegseth was substituting for Steve Doocey, alongside regulars Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, and in their last hour, about nine minutes in, Pete mentioned how the discussion always turns to guns. Ainsley asked Pete what he uses a “gun like that for,” implying that an AR-15 is something odd or weird.  Pete made an explanation about his right to defend himself and so on, but he seemed unprepared for the question, and I think Ainsley was trying to ambush him a little.  Watch this video, beginning at 9:20:

Here’s the problem: Ainsley Earhardt doesn’t apparently know the first thing about firearms, and Pete Hegseth doesn’t know how to defend his position very well.

Both aspects of this small clip are discouraging to me, because I am terribly frustrated that Ms. Earhardt hasn’t taken the time to inform herself, and Mr. Hegseth, a veteran, hasn’t made himself more able to defend his position and be prepared to answer the kind of question Earhardt asked. It shouldn’t be difficult to shine a little light in this darkness.

I’d love to help them both.  First, Ms. Earhardt should be open to a little weapons education.  I’m sure with his friends and connections, Mr. Hegseth can find somebody to facilitate a little range-time and take the Fox and Friends show on the road, maybe to Ms. Earhardt’s home state of South Carolina. In that state, it should be easy to find people who’d be willing to demonstrate the difference between a select-fire AR or AK type rifle and the more run-of-the-mill auto-loading (or semi-automatic) firearms so that she could be informed.  After all, this is not difficult.  Let Ms. Earhardt fire the actual military versions, on automatic(with coaching) and then fire the semi-automatic cousins. Show that externally, the two weapons can look exactly alike, minus the selector for automatic.

Now, with respect to Mr. Hegseth, it’s a somewhat easier cure. Hegseth seems to be a reasonably intelligent guy, but based on this segment, I don’t think he’s spent much time thinking about how to defend his position in an highly politicized environment.  He should have asked Ms. Earhardt, first: “Do you know the difference between an actual so-called “assault rifle” which is the actual weapon of war, and a civilian modern sporting rifle, which however it looks, is not an “assault weapon?”

Whatever Ms. Earhardt may or may not know, it doesn’t seem she’s well-versed in firearms.  At that point, she would probably be reduced to: “No, I don’t know the difference.”  This is where education can occur.  Let me help. The two popular types, AK and AR, have several things in common.  In the main, they are gas-operated rifles that us the spent gas of one round to automatically load the next round. Where the difference between the military version and the civilian version comes in is the fact that the military versions have the ability to continue firing by simply holding the trigger. In this mode, the cyclic rate of these rifles can be extraordinary, in the case of the AR platform, obtaining a rate of 800 rounds per minute. The AKs, due to their heavier reciprocating assembly(bolt, carrier, piston, etc) are somewhat slower, attaining roughly 600 rounds per minute, but their bullets are roughly twice as heavy, carrying more energy even though they move at roughly 2/3s to 3/4s the muzzle velocity of the .223/5.56mm round used by the AR platform.

Hegseth should be well-versed in the technical differences between automatic and semiautomatic weapons. That’s not his problem.  His problem is his inability to express the need he might have of such a rifle, but more importantly the right he has to own one.  My readers are well aware of the fact that I believe machine guns ARE covered(and protected) by the Second Amendment.  Let assume, however, that we intended only to defend the right to own a semi-automatic version that is a machine-gun look-alike.  Let’s start with our right. Leftists and other anti-gun folk claim that when the 2nd Amendment was adopted, the standard service arm of the day was a musket. This is true, however, both semi-automatic and automatic arms had been invented, but were seen as too expensive for Congress to obtain in numbers sufficient to outfit their army.  However, it is important to understand that the musket was the standard of that day.  So was the feather quill pen and ink well, along with the manually set printing press.  The notion was that armed citizens ought to have and maintain the ability to resist an overbearing government, which would imply directly that the founders thought citizens ought to be at parity with the Army, at least in terms of firearms.  At the very least then, we can see that the founders’ intended object of the the 2nd Amendment was to guarantee the right to an armed resistance in case of blossoming tyranny.

Part of the problem is that Earhardt asked the question: What do you use them(“assault weapons”) for?  The great thing about the modern AR type rifle is that it works great for many things. They’re excellent all-around ranch guns, they’re excellent for self-defense in situations where the defender is outnumbered, and they are useful in hunting. (Some state prohibit some calibers for hunting, but it may be game-dependent and so on.) Of course, you can built an AR-type rifle in many calibers, and also an AK-type. At times, I’ve seen AR-15 platform rifles in at least a dozen calibers, AR-10s in several more, and AKs in at least a half-dozen, including 12 and 20 gauge shotguns.

Hegseth, caught a little flat-footed, managed to say “for personal protection,” but he should have had a laundry list: “To defend my home, to hunt, to do target practice, I compete with others, and I keep up my skills in case I’m ever called upon to return to active duty to defend my country,” or some variant of that. Instead, he came across as somebody who walked into a battle he didn’t know he was going to be called upon to fight.  I do wonder if Earhardt didn’t ambush him with that question.  She may be sincere, but I think the question was part of satisfying an agenda.  Of course, that’s fine, but Hegseth should have been ready.

Now, if Hegseth was clever, he’d make a pitch to do a remote from some place in South Carolina, perhaps he could contact the good folks at Palmetto State Armory, and maybe for the publicity, they’d be willing to host a little shoot and bring Ms. Ainsley down there to her home state and do some shooting.  I think it would be awesome. They sell both AK and AR platform rifles, and they have a great reputation.  They may even be able to get somebody who owns properly-licensed automatics to do a little demonstration.  The point is, it shouldn’t be hard for FoxNews to provide actual education to their audience, if they wanted to do so.

Let people see the differences. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then video is worth a million.  I think this is the value of having people in the gun-owning community reach out to the woefully uneducated to fill in the vacuum. People have a tendency to fill in the unknown with the bogey-man. They don’t fill in the unknown with rainbows and unicorns.  If you can alleviate the vacuum by replacing it with actual knowledge, questions like Earhardt’s will be answered and the bogey-man will be vanquished.  At the same time, somebody like Hegseth must do much more to be prepared for those kinds of questions. He should have crushed it, but he came across looking a little evasive and uncomfortable in his answer.  That’s definitely NOT what the gun community needs.

It could be that I’m picking at nits, but I think people who are going to discuss gun ownership before audiences of a million or more ought to have their acts together.  I like Hegseth, as he seems committed to assisting veterans’ organizations, and he certainly seems to have his heart in the right place. It’s not that his answer was “bad,” so much as it seemed incomplete and unprepared. Earhardt, earning the money she does working at FoxNews, ought to be able to alleviate her ignorance if she was sincere. Given her home state, it should be easy for her to discover the answers.  I think it’s fair to suggest that before one throws around terms like “assault weapons,” one ought to know what that terms is being used to describe.

Preparedness: Defense of Home and Country (Product Review)

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Accuracy Begins Here

I make no bones about the fact that I believe in the full exercise of the Second Amendment, and while I realize there are those who will consider my views “extreme,” or some such thing, it’s in largest measure because they desire the approval of a cooing media. They’ve been conditioned to seek the approval of the popular culture and media, hoping to be labeled as “reasonable.”  I’ve never looked for validation among statists.  More, while they try to pretend that AR-15s have no use in self/home defense, the evidence strongly suggests otherwise, and more evidence came in on Wednesday. This being the case, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about one of the things I’ve always enjoyed, from the pellet rifles of youth, to when I was a young man in the Army, or in all the years since: Marksmanship.  The US Army taught me to be a fairly good shot, and perhaps owing to the eagle-eyed vision of my youth, (which seems to persist at distances, despite the arms-length affects of presbyopia in middle age,) I’ve always enjoyed being able to get the most out of any given rifle type.  A couple of years ago, I decided to build a custom AR-15.  I won’t bother you with the entire parts-list, but what I do wish to talk about is what I consider the heart of any such rifle: The barrel.  Bearing in mind that my experience with this type of firearm is extensive, having first handled an M16 at a tender seventeen years of age, I believe my opinion is informed by sufficient experience to offer some value to readers.  In this instance, I want to talk about barrels in general, but in particular, I wish to discuss a particular brand of barrel that has proven to me to be superior to others. The offerings of Wilson Combat seem to be as good a barrel as can be had for the money, and then some.  As I recently noted, speaking to another self-defense enthusiast on the subject, I’ve spent more for a barrel but I’ve never gotten more out of one.

The particulars of the barrel I selected were these:

  • 18″ Length
  • Chambered in .223 Wylde
  • Rifle Length Gas System
  • Bull barrel profile
  • .920″ diameter at gas seat(this has been superseded subsequently with a .875″ diameter gas seat.)
  • 5/8″-24 threaded muzzle(this has been superseded subsequently with 1/2″-28 threading.)
  • 1:8 RH twist
  • 416R Stainless Steel
  • Straight Flutes
  • Weight 42 ounces(Slightly lower in latest version)
  • M4 Style feed ramps

It’s a heavier profile, but because at my age, I’m not going to be running, jumping and dodging much. If I must, the extra weight won’t be nearly the problem my knees will be. On the other hand, I always consider weight a negative because almost no fight is from a purely fixed position.  I selected the .223 Wylde chambering because it is a good compromise between 5.56 and .223.  It can fire both cartridges safely, approaching the maximum potential of both.  The 18″ length was chosen because it is easier to wield if one must move in somewhat confined spaces, like an interior hallway, or through doorways.  I prefer the full(rifle) length gas system because it’s going to provide the best pressure and therefore muzzle velocity at the selected barrel length.  1:8RH twist seems to stabilize the 62gr rounds I prefer in most instances very well.  The shallow fluting lightens the load a bit from what it might otherwise be, and given the larger surface area, should augment cooling. The heavy profile should make for as rigid a barrel as you’re going to reasonably place in this particular performance envelope.  416R stainless is extremely resistant to corrosion.

Of course, when we talk about barrels, it’s hard to ignore the parts to which barrels attach, or which attach to or surround them.  In this case, a very lightweight, slim, free-float rail of 13″ length was used.  The upper receiver is standard DPMS forged 7075(as is the lower.)  The muzzle brake is a custom unit manufactured to my specifications by Larry Sperlich, of Pasco, WA. His custom brakes are exceedingly effective, and since he generally manufactures them from 303 stainless, like the barrel, they resist corrosion very well. (Larry will work with you to create the brake you desire. He does phenomenal work, so you can consider this an unqualified recommendation of his brakes. You can contact him via Ebay as seller Drhard1972.)  You’ll enjoy his work. These brakes are made from solid stainless round stock, so they can be on the heavy side, but then again, you’re quickly repaid for the extra ounces with recoil reduction and excellent muzzle control augmentation. Again, it’s a little extra weight that I’m happy to bear given the return.

Where the rubber meets the road when considering any barrel comes down to its inherent effects on the rifle’s accuracy.  This is best measured from a bench rest, and after zeroing the sights at a standard 25m(83 feet) with a standard type US Army zero target, it was interesting to note that the three-round group appeared as a single hole on the paper.  After relocating to a 100 yard lane, shooting a variety of ammo just to get a feel for accuracy, I shot the following brands/type/weights:

  • PMC Bronze .223 55gr FMJ
  • Silver Bear .223 62gr HP
  • Silver Bear .223 55gr FMJ
  • Federal Lake City 5.56 55gr FMJ (XM193BK)
  • TulAmmo .223 75gr HP
  • Wolf .223 62gr FMJ

I knew my first shots would leave a lot of copper on the sharp edges of the new lands in my spiffy new barrel, but I wanted to be “gentle” on it.  All of the zeroing was carried out with the PMC Bronze because it’s a good, average round, serving as a decent baseline for comparison.  In short, it’s neither the best nor the worst, but it does have a brass case, and their manufacturing process tends to lend itself to a basic level of consistency.  As expected, this ammunition provided for MOA groupings at 100 yards.  Occasionally, I’d have a “flyer” that either owed to some inconsistency on my part(maybe a jerk here or there when I’d break steady-hold discipline for some reason) or perhaps to ammunition variability.  In all, twenty rounds of the PMC at 100 yards yielded decent results.  I then moved on to the Silver Bear 55gr. This provided poorer results. I found that roughly 1-1/2 MOA was the best I could consistently obtain. The wind was calm/negligible on the day of testing.

The Wolf was slightly better than the 55gr Silver Bear, perhaps 1-1/4 MOA, while the TulAmmo 75gr managed to perform on par with the 62gr Silver Bear, with which I was able to manage a consistent 1 MOA at the 100 yard distance. The Lake City 55gr did roughly as well as the PMC, perhaps a little better, with one group managing 3/4 MOA.  (Conveniently, I was using one box of ammunition per sheet, and due to few other shooters on the range, I was using the target in my lane plus the one adjacent to my left that was unoccupied.  This permitted me to put up two sheets per trip downrange, and test two ammo types at a time. For context, as I was shooting, there was only one other shooter on the twelve available 100 yard rifle lanes, so no problems about range courtesy.)  To date, I’ve tried several other brands of ammunition, but my best results have been with the 55gr bullet varieties, particularly the XM193BK types. I will say that the TulAmmo 75gr ammo shoots reasonably well, and that the 1:8 twist rate of this barrel seems to stabilize the heavy round much better than I expected.  On one particular day of shooting recently, I managed 1/2-3/4 MOA on four consecutive groups shooting the Federal Lake City 5.56 55gr. FMJ ammo.

One of the downfalls of the 5.56/.223 caliber to me is the rapidly increasing instability with distance traveled, particularly in heavier rounds. Consistently, the worst performance I receive is with so-called “Penetrator” 62 grain green-tip varieties, but I think that owes to variability in the symmetry of the placement of the steel core within the bullets.  For standard bullet types, at 200 yards, the first signs of instability are already showing, and at 300 yards, if you hadn’t noticed it beforehand, you will certainly find that it becomes more inconsistent, and this owes to the inherent instability of the round.  All of this has made me very curious about a new caliber that has arrived on the scene, which is .224 Valkyrie.  The idea is to provide a rounds of greater weight than .223/5.56 and to be able to carry supersonic velocity beyond 1000 yards.  So far, reports from the field on this particular round are promising.  It’s been out for around two years, and in that time, it’s gained quite a following.  It’s not uncommon to hear of consistent performance at 1000 yards.  I will be investigating that caliber soon enough, and I was heartened to learn that Wilson Combat now offers several barrels in that caliber.

It’s useful to note that while Wilson Combat no longer offers the exact barrel I purchased, their replacement in their lineup that has several potential advantages over the one I own. It is identical to mine in all but the following ways:

  • 1/2″-28 muzzle threads
  • .875″ gas seat
  • Slightly lighter at just about 40 ounces

Obviously, at the slightly smaller diameter forward of the gas block shoulder, it’s also going to be slightly lighter.  Additionally, because they now manufacture this with the 1/2″-28 threads, there are many more muzzle brake/flash hider options for the .223/5.56 caliber rounds.  One of the things that drove me to find a custom manufacturer of muzzle brakes had been the difficulty in finding a brake with the 5/8″-24 threads and bored for the smaller caliber.  This means you’ll have many more options for muzzle devices, although I maintain that you’d be hard-pressed to beat the performance and price of Larry’s.  I now buy all of my muzzle brakes from him. His work is just that good.

I’ve fired a large number of .223/5.56 rifles over my lifetime.  It’s a good round within its proper performance envelope, which for most people with average to good skills is going to mean it will be effective out to 300-350 meters, although it can be pressed beyond that.  What makes the round particularly effective, apart from good basic marksmanship, is a good barrel and a decent trigger.  There are many drop-in triggers available, and I prefer a single stage trigger in the 3.5-4.0 lbs breaking force.  If your barrel is good, and your fundamentals are sound, a decent trigger with a low-weight pull will enhance your accuracy.  What I can also tell you is that you will hear all sorts of bragging about the accuracy of various rifles, barrels, shooters, and so on.  The truth is that any barrel in the .223/5.56 caliber that will consistently shoot 1 MOA or better at 100 yards, and 200 yards, is an excellent barrel.  If it will do so in hot and cold conditions, in cloud and shine, with a variety of ammunition, it’s a particularly excellent barrel. I have no reservations about recommending the Wilson Combat barrel in .223 Wylde, and based on the clear attention to detail in all their products, I suspect you’ll find similar results.

Here’s the latest variant of the barrel in question, with the three improvements mentioned above”

They also have a 20″ variant of the same basic barrel, that ought to provide comparable performance, with a touch more muzzle energy:

It’s also useful to note that at distances under 400 meters, unless I’m specifically setting up a scope, I prefer Troy folding iron sights.  I generally substitute a KNS precision front sight post (.034) for better precision on my iron sights, or as I commonly do, I turn down a standard front sight post to 0.40. Here’s the parts list:

For what it’s worth, my philosophy of use with this barrel is on a defensive weapon used where mobility is limited, and maneuverability may be hampered.  Alternatively, a young and nimble, physically fit shooter should not suffer any significant mobility penalty, and may not mind the added weight given the enhanced accuracy over more run-of-the-mill AR-style barrels. It’s a handsome barrel, and can be coated with all the usual flavors of Duracoat and Cerakote, although I’d advise slightly roughing the surface with some 400 or higher grit sandpaper. In my case, I used Tactical Black by Duracoat, but I masked off the fluting for a two-tone appearance.

To date, the barrel has not failed to deliver extraordinary accuracy, and I can’t say enough about it. It will certainly lead me to try out this offering by Wilson Combat:

In .224 Valkyrie, I’ll be looking at longer-range accuracy.  I view it as a potential lightweight precision long-range rifle.  It utilizes the same upper and lower receivers, the same bolt carrier group, though with a 6.8 SPC bolt, and followers for 6.8 SPC in the otherwise stock AR-style magazine.  Essentially, for a caliber change, you need only barrel, bolt, and magazine followers.  The ballistic efficiency of the caliber is excellent, and I’m anxious to give it a try. Key to the Valkyrie’s long range performance is the extraordinarily high ballistic efficiency that permits the round to remain supersonic as far as 1300 meters.  That’s a significant advantage over cartridges like 6.5 Grendel, that is good for 750-800 yard in supersonic flight.  Another key is a barrel in 1:6.5 or 1:7 twist to stabilize the round.

Like anything else in the free market, as more shooters adopt the .224 Valkyrie cartridge, the cost of ammunition is likely to come down, right now averaging between $0.50 and $0.70 per round, although that’s based on the 75gr FMJ Federal that it most widely produced and available. I recently found a sale on this ammunition for as low as $0.42 per round, so it is coming slowly down, at least in the entry bullet weight. As you step up to the higher bullet weights, prices go up as well. One of the problems with a new cartridge is that it takes time for the round to gain broad acceptance(if it ever does,) and then it takes time for manufacturers to begin to make it in sufficient amounts to bring the equilibrium price down to a more bearable level.  The thing about this round is that equipped with a 6.8 SPC follower, a standard AR-15 magazine can happily accommodate 25-27 rounds in the same space 30 rounds of .223/5.56 will occupy.  Unlike some other rounds squeezed into the AR platform, you don’t lose much in capacity by adopting Valkyrie, but you will apparently gain much in accuracy at middle to longer range.

What I can say in an unqualified manner is that I have been extraordinarily pleased with the Wilson Combat barrel. One of my favorite drills with the rifle involves timed circuits of my 5-target paper. Essentially, I start at top-left, and go clockwise, ending at the center. Basically, from the first shot, I get three seconds to acquire and engage each of the four targets. What I’m really interested in during this drill is that I will generally start at the top-left, and continue to shoot until 20 rounds are expended. What I’m hoping to obtain is accurate, consistent engagement of targets. At 100 yards, I get three seconds per shot, but at 200 yards, I give myself 4 seconds per shot.  I also vary the pattern, going from top-left to bottom-right to top-right to center to bottom-left.  This sort of drill gets you accustomed to acquiring and engaging targets under time pressure.  It also means if you have a malfunction, you need to clear it and move on in timely fashion. Fortunately, with this rifle, I’ve yet to suffer any malfunctions, but practicing for them is still important.  This can be a lot of fun, and it’s a good way to find out how you’re managing your steady-hold discipline.  One of the things you’ll learn, if unaccustomed to the AR platform in general and the .223/5.56 NATO round in particular is that the zeroing procedure creates a rifle that will shoot high at 100m, 150m, 200m, and 250m, while being bang-on at 50m and 300m.  This is because the zeroing procedure developed by the US Army relies on the ballistics of the round, inasmuch as the round’s flight between the muzzle and 300m is represented by an arc. On the M16A1, the rifle I grew up with, the use of the rear dual aperture sight, flipping up and down between long and short range, is the method for maintaining the appropriate sight picture and corresponding strike of the bullet.

For those unfamiliar with the Army’s zero procedure for an M16, it’s done using a reduced-size silhouette target printed on a grid.  The target is placed at 25m(roughly 83 feet,) and the idea is that by using the iron sights, you shoot three-round groups and adjust the sights to move the strike of the bullets to the center of the target, while using the long range(smaller) aperature.  What this creates is a condition in which the arc of the bullet’s path will cross the line of sight to a 300m target at approximately 25m and again at 300m. I prefer to equip any AR-15 with folding back-up iron sights, usually Troy Industries’ offerings, before I mount any optic.  My notion is that iron sights are really my primary, and that any optic I’m using is something I consider a temporary “upgrade” the use of which may not be possible under some less than optimal circumstance.  I therefore always zero my AR builds with iron sights, and go through several cycles of folding and unfolding the sights to verify a return to zero.  Troy’s sights are pretty solid units, so I don’t sweat the return-to-zero so much, but it’s always good to check/test.  What I frequently customize on the Troy sights is the front sight post.  I nearly always replace the front post with a KNS Precision sight in .034 size, or I simply turn down the stock front sight post using a drill and a small flat file, as I did when I was a soldier.  I have always found that the smaller I make the post, the more accurate my shooting becomes. As was [re-]popularized by Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot, the reliable marksman’s adage has ever been: “Aim small, miss small.” At any distance beyond 300m, the standard AR front sight post will begin to obscure a standard silhouette target, and while I’d be unlikely to be taking too many shots at more than 300m, it’s worth the extra stretch in effective range.  I find it also gives me a better way to gauge distance to a target.

Of course, with the original M16, M16A1, and M16A2, the length of the barrel was 20 inches, which has a definite effect on range, muzzle velocity/energy, and accuracy.  I always considered it foolish when the Army decided to downsize the M16 series into the M4 series, with the shorter 16 inch barrel, but I understood the rationale: They knew that very few soldiers would be taking shots at enemies 300m distant on the modern battlefield, but would instead face combat at distances between 25-200m much more frequently.  The shorter barrel makes for a lighter burden, and is more compact for confined spaces of corridors, alleys, hallways, and other more urban-oriented environments.  Also, as a practical matter, if one finds oneself needing to defend one’s convoy from the cab of a moving vehicle, the longer M16 would be far more unwieldy.

That’s one of the reasons I like the 18 inch barrels offered by Wilson Combat: They retain most of the ballistic advantages of the longer barrels, but they are much more easily maneuvered in tighter spaces.  That said, I still prefer the longer barrel of the standard rifle length.  Perhaps only because that is what I became accustomed to in youth, or perhaps because of my long reach, I find I am very comfortable with it. It helps that I’m a rather taller person, so that a rifle like the standard M16 already seems somewhat compact to me, particularly measured against the M14s and M1s of the generations I followed into uniform.

One of the best aspects about modern firearms is the ability to customize, particularly with the AR platform.  What makes the AR-15 platform so attractive to so many is that it’s an easy weapon system to master.  It’s relatively light and compact, and there is an almost endless array of parts to tailor your AR to your particular uses and tastes.  Myself, I’m willing to sacrifice a little lightness in favor of a better, somewhat heavier barrel, because I know it will pay accuracy dividends, and besides, one can nowadays save weight in other areas, perhaps using exotic, carbon-fiber hand-guards.  My point to you is that it’s possible to make your AR-15 uniquely your own, but for me, beginning with a really well-made barrel is essential, and the offerings by Wilson Combat are fantastic.

A large number of people buy(or build) expensive, fancy, high-class firearms, but seldom take them out to shoot. I realize it can be difficult, especially depending on where you live and what the legal environment looks like, but I must say that buying or building a nice rifle, followed by simply throwing it in the gun-safe, only to pull it out to admire every now and again isn’t a very good way to attain or maintain proficiency. Shooting skills are perishable.  Learning and mastering the battery of arms for a given firearm is also easily forgotten, and muscle memory doesn’t last indefinitely.  My point to readers is that in this increasingly uncertain world, don’t let your skills go without exercise.  If you’re going to build an AR-15 type, or intend to buy one with an eye toward customization, start with a good barrel. From my decades of experience, where your hardware is concerned, the barrel is the single most influential piece of hardware in your accuracy puzzle.

Editor’s Note: I NEVER receive any benefit for reviews of products. I don’t take any, and never would. The products endorsed in this article were purchased for my use, by me for my use, and those manufacturers had no input in what I’ve said about them here. Period.

Mourning for America

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Mourning for America

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly, and I’d like to thank my loyal readers who check in occasionally. I’ve been busy at the paying job, and busy on the farm. That probably explains much of my absence, but the truth is that there is more to it than that. I’m like many other American conservatives who look around and wonder where their country has gone.  It’s dying. I can’t pretend that I feel positive about anything.  Watching the Trump administration struggle against the legions of fifth-column deep-staters secreted within the administration is simply torture.  At this rate, even if President Trump manages to win re-election, it seems as though it would avail us little more than a postponement.  The thing I had always feared is now demonstrably true: The left has so thoroughly embedded their sick ideology in all parts of America that we are watching out own children become the tools of our destruction.  Look at Google, a company I now consider to be a criminally seditious enterprise, and realize that for at least half a generation, they’ve been the source of such “knowledge” your school-aged children have been fed.  Your country is being re-populated with people who are either ambivalent toward American culture and the ideology that built the country, or in too many cases, overtly hostile to this nation and all the principles that had made it the envy of the world.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am convinced no longer of a future for the great republic to which I had swore an oath.  It’s dying, and if it goes but a few steps further, what we will experience is the final mourning for America.  I’m doing my mourning now, while there is time to remember the true value of that for which we must yet fight.

The left doesn’t care if they will burn it all down. Destruction doesn’t bother them, and in fact, it is their singular goal.  You and I have worked our whole lives long to build and create; to invent and innovate; to repair and renew the American dream and the American nation.  They denounce it all.  Their university professors are monstrous villains left over from the turmoil of the 1960s.  In the 1970s, they plotted against America(must watch!).  They plotted its diminution and demolition.  The whole time since, most of us went back to sleep thinking they had been repelled.  That was our version of falling for the notion that the devil didn’t exist.  They’ve never stopped.  They never paused.   While we went back to living our lives, they took over most aspects of the culture and the economy.  They took over education from stem to stern.  They own the media and big tech.  They own the establishment of BOTH PARTIES in Washington DC.  If you don’t think so, maybe you should let Paul Ryan tell you. He’s as indirect as ever, but the truth is revealed by his contempt. More, it was recently revealed what he thought of Trump, and in truth, Trump supporters, but Donald Trump had his own thoughts on the matter.

The throngs of illegal hordes at our borders are the foot soldiers for their overthrow of our nation.  Do you understand?  They’re supplanting us by migration and occupation.  They’re stealing our country and our culture.  We have at the moment the only politician who has tried to stop this overthrow of the American Republic, from his seat behind the Resolute Desk.  It’s fair to say that every President since at least January 1989 has been engaged in or committed to this overthrow.  Reagan was tricked into it with the 1986 amnesty deal.  All of this time, and the wreckage of our culture goes on unabated.

Working couples work their fingers to the bone, limit their procreation for the simple sake of economics, while all the takers live on the takings from their labors, raising an army of opponents to their own existence. It’s everywhere.  The welfare state, the Immigration and Naturalization (Hart-Celler)Act of 1965 has delivered the fruits it had been intended to bear: The American people and their distinct American culture are being systematically replaced by foreign nationals who no longer bother themselves about assimilation, and barely concern themselves with legality.  Of course they don’t follow our laws.  They’re here to destroy them.  They’re here to destroy your world. Think of Saruman’s legion of Orcs in the Two Towers. They were brought to the walls of Helms Deep not to subjugate a people into slavery, but to erase them from existence.  In this plot, however, many of these foot soldiers don’t even know that’s the purpose for which they’ve been assembled. Most of their individual motives are natural enough, but it is the motives of their masters with which we must concern ourselves.

Look around! President Donald Trump tried.  He did.  I don’t know that he or anybody else has the capacity to defeat them.  The so-called “deep state” is still trying to unseat him! They’re still trying to undermine him at every turn.  I know that like me, many of you undergo a daily emotional bender, like a drunk careening emotionally from curb to curb, between a glimmer of hope here or there as he fights back to the betrayals that come one right after the next, threatening to topple his administration.  We have federal judges engaged in this treason.  We have officers of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies in on the plot.  We’ve even had alleged “allies” who attempted to assist the coup d’etat while they carry out similar atrocities against their own citizens.  All of Western civilization is under attack, and like you, I go from despair to fury, while my wife calls our member of Congress and our two Senators daily.  I write emails.  I contribute to every cause I think will help.  Even there, we are too often betrayed.  The NRA is dead, for instance, and they will never get another dime from me, not even accidentally.  Instead, I am a member of and send extra money to GOA, and while I’m not Jewish, I am now a member of JPFO.  Wherever I can, I support groups that are real advocates of the right to keep and bear arms.  The NRA is to gun rights as Paul Ryan is to conservatism.  Still, many Americans contribute to the NRA out of habit rather than due to their institutional efficacy.

As I’ve explained elsewhere, when it comes to social media, I’m moving away from the biased, tired, burdensome platforms like Facebook and Twitter to better platforms like Parler and Gab and Minds. Even now, the tyrants at Apple are trying to squelch some of these new platforms by denying them access to their app store.

Only occasionally, we see glimmers of hope, even if it’s a simple display of truth in the face of pure idiocy:

The sad part is that Tom Homan is required to explain this to the blithering idiot. These people are attacking our country, the media is almost entirely in collusion with them, and unless President Trump pulls a rabbit out of his hat, I think we’ve already lost the republic.  I think it’s every bit as bad as that, as our friends and neighbors fire off their 4th of July fireworks in what seems increasingly like a memorial to a dead republic.

2020 is apt to be 1860 all over again.  We will either defeat them and put them on the ropes, or we will be faced with an all-out catastrophe that leads inexorably to the second American Civil War.  It’s astonishing and painful to think of it, but every election is one more opportunity to delay it, to forestall it, to prevent it.  In the mean time, I urge my fellow patriots to two courses that are in truth a single course: Prepare and fight. Fight and prepare.  Get your home and hearth in order for the worst possible events.  As you do, wherever you can, carry out the political fight knowing that to fail in politics is to resort to war.  Carry out your political pursuits with the fervor of those who know the truth of the only ugly alternative, opposed to the simple minds who blindly follow not knowing they are the intended cannon fodder for other peoples’ revolution. While you carry out the political battle, continue to prepare for the real one that our republic’s enemies are hoping to incite.  I will be talking about the kind of preparations you can make. I’ll be shifting the focus here a little. This may end in the ugliest of ways, and while we should fight like Hell to avoid such a thing, we must nevertheless be prepared for it, and be able to conduct it as necessary.  I really don’t wish to mourn for my country, but it may come to that, and if so, let it not be said that I hadn’t done all I could to prevent it. Prepare my friends, because it’s as bad as that. Fight with all you can on the political front while politics may still prevail, because time really is as short as that.

How Donald Trump Can Save the World (Or at least the Internet)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Trump Can Save the World… Or at least the Internet

In the wake of the horrific shooting in New Zealand, what we’ve learned is that the country is fully invested in Internet censorship.  They now threaten to jail and fine people who possess, publish, and/or share video of the shooting.  There’s no such thing as Freedom of Speech in New Zealand, and this is a spreading phenomenon as more and more countries use their regulatory power over telecommunications companies as well as plain old tyrannical law to censor their people.  We must never permit this here in the United States, but increasingly, large corporations that claim exemptions under the Communications Decency Act have begun to behave like content publishers rather than mere publishing platforms for content creators.  This is despicable.  On the one hand, Facebook claims indemnification from lawsuits because they are not a content creator, but on the other hand, Facebook wants to control and maintain veto authority over content.   President Trump must act to take this on, and one lever he has against some foreign governments deals directly with Anglophone countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  What he must do is threaten to walk from FVEY(pronounced Five Eyes) and begin denying them access to our signals intelligence.  They already deserve sanctions for assisting the Obama administration in spying on Trump’s campaign, but this is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: Reform and free the Internet along with free speech or the USA will withdraw from the UKUSA agreement.

President Trump should begin on a small scale, by conquering the Anglophone world, first. The first place he must act, sadly, is in the United States.  He must put the various “platforms” on notice that if they insist on censoring content, he will be forced to treat them just like any other content publisher.  Let’s see how that goes, first.  After that, he needs to push this first to the allegedly enlightened Anglophone world, and then to Europe, and from there, Central and South America.  After that, it gets harder, but he’s going to need to tackle this.  Not only can he save the Internet, but in the process, he can save the world. You see, the Internet really only works well when free speech prevails.

This morning, GatewayPundit published an article demonstrating pretty convincingly that Twitter has intentionally depressed the popularity of @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS in order to hamper President Trump directly.  There are two things about this that must be addressed:

  1. This may constitute an illegal campaign contribution to Democrats
  2. This would mean that Twitter is acting as a publisher, and not as a platform, which would end their exemption under the Communications Decency Act

Of course, there are all sorts of other things implied in this case, but it’s clear that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, (@Jack on Twitter) is going to have some serious explaining to do. It’s clear that his social media platform is acting more like a content provider.  I and other conservatives have noted some “Shadow-banning” in association with our own accounts, and it began in earnest once Twitter began tinkering with its algorithms.  Early on, what you got in your timeline was always in pure date-time order, meaning you got the tweets of the people you followed, and that was it.  Then Twitter inserted ads.  After that, they began manipulating who you saw, and how often, and started trying to determine whose tweets you ought to see, and whose tweets you ought not see.  Then came the great timeline kerfuffle in which they openly and brazenly manipulated the way your timeline received tweets.  The blow-back was pretty severe, so they tucked away an option in your settings, hidden in plain sight, that permits as user to revert to plane date-time ordered timelines.  The problem is that even there, Twitter is still manipulating the results.

For the last several years, it has been strongly suspected, and now proven, that Twitter has shadow-banned users and content for what appear to be wholly political motivations. “Shadow-banning” basically lets a user send out his or her tweets like normal, but those tweets are hidden from the user’s followers, and neither the user nor his followers are aware.  In some cases, they’ve used this to simply delay the posting of tweets, meaning that your tweets will ultimately be seen, but often long after their relevance has been lost.  Sometimes, this seems to be user-based, and sometimes, it’s based purely on the content of a particular tweet.

What all of this means is that Twitter is engaged in systematic discrimination against conservatives and other users they don’t like for various reasons.  This means that they’re actually designing the content of peoples’ timelines, rather than letting come what may, as should be the case if they’re simply a platform for free speech, as they claim. It’s time to address this, and President Trump has that authority.  Yesterday, Devin Nunes(R-CA) filed a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation based on these and related types of discriminatory and misleading activities.  Here’s a clip from Hannity, on which Nunes appeared on Monday:

The President is in a position to do something about all of this, and he should leverage any assistance he can get from Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and any other assets at his disposal.  If Twitter(and other social media companies) is going to maintain its exemption under the Communications Decency Act, then they must immediately cease censorship of content.  Otherwise, they must lose their exemptions and be subject to the myriad of lawsuits that would ordinarily arise if that exemption was not in place.  The whole purpose of that exemption was to create a place where free speech could reign, and not be confounded by endless lawsuits, but when the platform itself is corrupted, it becomes a publisher and not a referee preventing abuses.  That’s where the Federal role to intercede arises.

In our modern age, Twitter is just one of a number of social media companies, but as Nunes contends in his lawsuit, to remain competitive in politics, business, or almost any sort of pursuit, one must be tied into social media or be overrun by competitors.  It’s therefore essential that Twitter and other “platforms” be brought to heel, before they are making all of the decisions about who can speak in any context on any subject.  What they’re doing now is a fraud and a hoax against their users.  If President Trump wants to make a real difference, he can save free speech, and thereby save the prime value of the Internet, which is to give you and I a voice and a way to plug into the global discussion.  Otherwise, it really is just an Orwellian world of double-speak in which freedom doesn’t exist despite flowery words to the contrary.

Go get ’em, President Trump!