The Healing Must Begin

History doesn’t lie. 

It is absolutely true that less than two-hundred years ago black people were bought and sold and it was a perfectly legal transaction. It is absolutely true that humanity is capable of doing such horrible things to his fellow human. 

What also is tragic is that for thousands of years Africans sold their brother and sisters to other tribes, to the highest bidder. Human labor was a commodity.

There are a few reasons why the Black men seemed to fall victim more often to slavery than most other peoples, part of it geographical, part of it had to do with climate, but most of it was because Africa is such a large place, there were just too many settlements, tribes, cultures, languages and traditions that never coalesced into a cohesive core continental government, where a single, common language could have given the African a better way to fight off his neighbors to the north as the Dutch, Spaniards, Middle Eastern and English others came to subjugate the individual tribes while poaching laborers, setting them apart from one another.

It was all the more simple when you had willing traders who sold human capital.

Geography aside, climate was also a driving force in shaping the development of those peoples who lived north.

In colder weather people die quickly when they are not resourceful. Europe and Western Asia saw a millennium of brutal cold, plagues, internecine warfare, black magic, constant starvation and religious and government oppression. These hardships forced those people to create better weapons, devise better methods of survival, organize and develop infrastructure – just to survive! These honed skills, developed and improved over several generations. gave these robust peoples of Europe and Western Asia an advantage when dominating new cultures as Europeans began to explore new worlds, including America and especially Africa, where there was an abundance of slave laborers being sold. 

Similarly, it was what gave newly arriving Europeans an advantage over the American Indians; we had muskets, whiskey and structure. They had a loose confederation and no central government or national federation to push back against the British or the French.

The only difference was Indians didn’t sell their brothers as slaves, and there were simply more Blacks flooding the market with cheap labor as America began to grow out. Contrast this with the modern day dilemma where you have illegal immigrants flooding the American market with cheap labor at the expense of jobs that might otherwise be available to inner city blacks looking for work, and also driving wages down. Two hundred years ago you couldn’t get any cheaper than slavery. It was still considered an investment. In a way, Mexicans have done to the Blacks what Black did to most other newly arriving immigrant class coming to America looking for work.

Of course this all changed on Juneteenth in 1865, when sudden emancipation created instant unemployment. Blacks were free – and unemployed.

It would take a few decades to take 12% of America and create a new working class. Suddenly whites were competing with blacks for jobs. Just as suddenly, new Black neighborhoods grew, communities formed. It is a fact that it takes time for two races to learn to live side by side, especially when one of those races started out owning the other.

These are the historic facts. The only white supremacy I know of is the fiction that fills some people’s minds that being white makes one superior by virtue of skin color alone.  I can assure anyone that very few people ever such utterances in the modern day, and if they did, such a person would quickly lose all credibility. White people are just as stupid, foolish and guilt of bigotry as any other race.

At what point do black people decide for themselves that white people can’t solve all of your problems, nor can you continuously blame white people for creating them.

Before Jim Crow it was easy to say America still had racist laws on the books; Before 1964 you could argue that even our schools still contained a racist undertone baked in from our past. You could also argue that sending such a large number of Black Americans off to war, and then telling them they are no longer needed upon their return, was also devastating to a generation of Black American men. 

…and you can say our efforts to combat drugs later in the 80’s and 90’s, has created a set of problems we didn’t anticipate, such as the large numbers of black people in inner cities who would be getting arrested. Simply arresting drug users and dealers didn’t solve the problem nor rehabilitate the criminal. Instead, our justice system created a generation of people who have no possibility of ever functioning in society once they are released from serving time. We simply must do more to insure felons can truly integrate back into society once they have paid for their debt.

But despite these setbacks, the systemic racism, the years of abuse and neglect, we can hold our head up the the many great Black Americans we can look to who have achieved greatness. The list of contributions by Black Americans is fairly lengthy and it would take me days to share it, which is my point. America is just as much Black as it is White. No one can ever take that away.

Barack Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Frederick Douglas 

Martin Luther King

Colin Powell

Ella Fitzgerald

…the list is so long. 

When I watched the BET Awards  last week, I was very proud of what America has produced. Weren’t you?

So here we are. 

Unwillingly, black hands did help to build this country, and so for that reason I believe every Black American is entitled to feel good about owning a piece of this country. Five generations in, you have just as much right to be here as everyone else. We share in this fact that our ancestors came here for reasons that were harsh for both, criminally harsh for slaves, indeed, but the story starts there. It doesn’t end there.

We also share in the future of this country, and we can be one country or two, it is our choice. We cannot go back, only is the way to go forward not as a White America nor Black America but simply as one American, land of the free, home of the brave, and whatever else we can add to the story.

The healing must begin. That is the only way to honor the memory of the enslaved.

Are You Woke? Take This Test

Wokeism is the new religion of the modern age. It is secular humanism, it is what many would refer to as Luciferian.

Count how many times you agree with the following questions and/or statements:

  • Do you believe Man is the ultimate authority in human affairs and not God?
  • Do you believe that America is no better or worse than any other country?
  • Do you believe public opinion matters more than established principles?
  • Do you believe free speech should be regulated in society?
  • Do you believe America is basically a flawed nation?
  • Do you believe the community is more important than the family?
  • Do you believe people should not be allowed to be too rich or own too much property because it takes away prosperity from others who are less fortunate?
  • Do you believe the State has a right to establish hate-speech laws?
  • Do you believe that if religion preaches hate it should be against the law and/or restricted?
  • Do you believe that all European caucasians and white Americans have white privilege?
  • Do you believe men are inherently racist and sexist?
  • Do you believe people have the right to choose their own sexual identity?

If you said “YES”

1-2 times = Somewhat liberal/mildly brainwashed, but there is hope you are not too intellectually wounded or beyond repair

3-5 times = Mostly liberal, but there is still a slight chance, perhaps a 10% chance, that you can still be saved from intellectual death

5 or more times = Progressively woke and there is no hope. Your brain has been completely reprogrammed by Woke so that critical thinking has been completely removed from your intellect and it was probably a process that started since birth or early childhood. If you had been born in China mostly likely you would have been part of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and in Germany, most likely would have joined the Third Reich, or perhaps if you had been born in Russia, you would have gladly served as well in the Red Army. You get my point.

People who are Woke hate people who do not “tow the line.” Woke are the people who make you take a knee in “solidarity;” it is the bully who has been politicized into a force for compulsion on behalf of the State who determines who is safe (and who isn’t) in society. Woke is groupthink, it is ‘Might is right.’

Woke is luciferian; it asserts that there is no real truth, people (or in his case Angels) should be free to determine reality as they see fit; institutions do not matter, only ideology of self as defined by the group matters; it is all about group allegiance, “to each according to his gifts; to each according to his talents.”

Woke puts man in the place of God as the final arbiter of established truth and seeks to rob every single individual the right to discover truth through the exercise of ones’ own free will; Woke reduces a person to nothing more than a controllable entity, an end result to a causational universe where nothing ultimately matters – except the State.

These are the kinds of people who turn in relatives to the authorities for government offenses, and it’s coming once we start implementing “Contact Tracing.”

If this coronavirus continues to be problematic and we enter a stage where Contact Tracers become the new Gestapo, beware. People who adopt the above principles will be the ones knocking on your door for “public safety.”

How does it feel to know your intellectual matrix has been co-opted by an ideology that sees you as a human battery, or a disease.

Major U.S. Media is Now Under the Control of the CCP

Comcast is the parent company of Universal, or NBC Universal. Comcast also owns a majority of cable boxes in millions of American homes; they control vast channels on your cable, both in your home and where the content is produced: on the lots of Universal Studios, Paramount, and in Rockefeller Center in New York. Parent company Comcast is a $263-billion dollar-a-year media giant.

NBC News/Universal reaches about 20 million viewers per week (all of their network and Cable news combined). They also produce billions of dollars worth of movies every year that also have to play in China in order to be profitable, so all caution is made not to offend the Chinese people.

But what happens when a major U.S. media giant acquiesces to the CCP and promotes their propaganda on their behalf? It says that our major news media is being influenced by a country whose mission is to undermine U.S. stability. An instructional Coronavirus-for-Dummies video disguised as reputable news story on NBC Nightly News is a perfect example of how the CCP displays it influence in Western Media.

Below is a ‘news packet’ from a reporter stationed in Beijing (who I have never heard of), who just happens to be grabbing wonderfully clean video of spectacular efforts being done by the China government to maintain control of a recent outbreak.

Watch for yourself. It’s a beautiful piece. Ever shot is pristine, every person is in their proper place, all things orderly; no effort was wasted to make sure this was a clear message: We are better than you.

It is almost too obvious that this news update is nothing more than a how-to video that shows China clearly has no issue maintaining peace and order, juxtaposed by the three preceding stories showing how America is NOT coping very well with COVID. That’s the unconscious message, and it was bought and paid for by your friends at NBC News/Comcast/Universal/CCP:

Propaganda story placed by the CCP that aired in primetime on NBC Nightly News on Monday, January 29, 2020

Think for a moment how this story came to be.

Two weeks ago The Epoch Times alerted the West that Beijing, the nation’s capital and home to most of the ruling members of the CCP (the elite who run China), had an outbreak of new COVID 19 cases. The city went into lockdown, just like in Wuhan. Testing was everywhere, and it wasn’t a huge outbreak, compared to say Wuhan or New York, but it did have Beijing on edge, so what was needed was a Western hit-piece showing how good China is at handling this pandemic.

Someone from the CCP sends a memo to someone who handles the American media in Beijing, floats a story to the regional NBC Bureau chief in Beijing and is handed details from the Chinese government on how things are going with the outbreak. But instead of the reporter actually doing the story, she gets handed a packet and says “here’s your story. All you have to do is report it (or else you can go home now).

And it’s off to Rockefeller Plaza.

Kate Snow is handling anchor duties, not Lester Holt. Lester, who, as you know, was humiliated last year for getting caught doing a propaganda piece for the North Koreans.

So who decided to run the Beijing story? Was it news? was it sourced and confirmed? We all know that China has never been truthful about the true cases and deaths in China, so why on earth would NBC readily accept this story based only on Chinese sources who are not, on their own, trustworthy or even verifiable?

It happened because the CCP has infiltrated the Western media. Monday’s broadcast proves just how much progress the CCP has made in having direct U.S. influence.

Watch the video, Watch it again. Its so perfect. Too perfect. And that’s the point.

When Rome falls I hope these bastards in the NBC booth are put on trial for sedition, because they deserve to be imprisoned.

Shame on you NBC/Universal/Comcast/CCP/Soros.

UPDATE

One day later I saw this video featuring the same reporter, Janice Mackey Frayer, who filed Monday’s CCP-sponsored news piece. Turns out that months previous, the same reporter filed a special report about her being reunited with her family (they live in China) after being quarantined. One wonders what the messaging here might be for said reporter. Here’s that video:

Trump’s Secret Weapon

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

Every single Trump supporter is lying about who they will vote for president, and this is why all of the pollsters are going to be in for a big shock come November.

This is war.

Today, Biden leads by 12 points. Yes! Trump is on his way out, right? Except that Trump supporters want you to think that Biden is ahead. Call it magical, call it a group-consciousness kind of thing, call it strategy, but whatever it is, it is going to be a shocking spectacle come November when Trump beats Biden by 5 to 10%. 

You heard me right. Despite every single poll showing Biden ahead by double digits, Trump wins an easy victory because every pollster was lied to by every Trump supporter. Trump supporters are smart enough to figure out that if they conceal their real intentions when asked who they are voting for, this will confound the enemy, sending them away believing they are victorious; you’ve hoodwinked the entirety of the progressive-democratic establishment by letting them think they have a victory beforehand, letting them think they are being effective at turning us against our president, letting them think that Joe us going to slide into an easy victory, only to be humiliated alongside the rest of the deep -State establishment.

Trump supporter knows we are at war, and during war, you can never let the enemy know what you are doing or thinking, so you lie to them, you tell them when they call that you hate Trump, you tell them Joe is your guy, because you know if you tell them they will believe you.

Trump voters witnessed a great economy. We saw it happened because Trump did exactly what he said he would do: lowered taxes, bringing jobs back the U.S., worked better trade deals, increased jobs and raised wages across every sector of the U.S. population, restoring small business confidence along the way (something Obama failed to do in eight years). We saw it. We saw our country come back to life!

We experienced it for the first time in our life, aa president who actually fulfills his promises – and they actually work! It’s a cautionary tale for every future Republican President (hint Marco Rubio and Rick Scott).

We also witnessed an out-of-control media trying to take down a president because he wasn’t politically correct or ‘proper;’ alongside a deep-State apparatus trying to take shape the country in their own image. We saw how the Left tried to conduct a coup de tat against a duly elected sitting president, and still, Trump was able to fight back. 

Trump is the Rocky Balboa of the modern conservative movement in this country. We know who the enemies are: The Media, China, The Left, the Globalist, the Apollo Creeds Established Champs who insist on holding on to power while Trump keeps getting back up and keeps swinging back, striking them with political blows that break them piece by piece.

This is what makes Trump appealing to those who support him, a guy who fights back and does what he says he will do. 

And this is why the pollsters will hear every single Trump supporter tell them they will not be voting for Trump.   Don’t be surprised if the Joe Biden gap widens to 20% as a sign that Trumpsters’ are solidified in their effort to deceive and create a false sense of security. A beautiful strategy really, to get the enemy on false-footing, making it much easier for them to lose their equilibrium.  We want the humiliation just like the one we got in 2016; we want the Left to believe they have an easy victory, and we want them crying on their knees the morning after Election Day. 

It will be a sweet victory indeed. 

A Better Cause For Which to Fight

BLM is being hijacked. The cause for racial fairness and equity is being subverted right before our eyes.

Black Americans are being fooled and turned against their own country by the use of racial stoking, this idea that the average Black man still suffers under the boot of the oppressive White oppressor.

The forces pushing this narrative are using your anger to destroy the fabric of American society.

Your desire for justice – which is legitimate – is being subverted by forces that want America to perish because it is the only country that can prevent a globalist-socialist form of governance from asserting itself; from having world dominance in the form of economic and technological power sponsored by a form of government that has NO regard for human dignity.

If America falls the next two hundred years will belong to a totalitarian communist ideology. This doesn’t seem like a big deal right now for some who dream of equal distribution for all (an unachievable utopia), but your children and grandchildren will one day try to understand why you gave up your freedoms to a totalitarian ideology simply because you felt like there was “No Justice, No Peace!”

Justice and peace are going to look very different when America devolves into a third world country and China is left to fill in the void. When America is ruled by a mob rule mentality, you will long the better days, I promise you.

There is no way white America is going to be sympathetic to being guilty of systemic racism when they see activism disguised as anarchy destroying our cities, and watch as a nation of law and order is forced to push back against the forces who would like to see the United States fail.

If you really want to undermine your own cause of cause then don’t destroy things and do it on on CNN (they want you to). If you really want to achieve your goal of raising awareness then don’t riot and burn shit down. If you really want to show disdain for the very country that millions flock to every year because of the very abundance of freedom you are privileged to have – white or black – then go ahead, beat up on innocent people and act like a person you might see on the back of a truck waiving a AK-47 in a third world country ravaging villages. Because that is exactly what you look like.

And you are doing it to your own country.

If you want to show that you cannot handle liberty and freedom, then act like a person who wants to break the law and hurt other people. Then we will know you have failed – not because of systemic racism – but because you the individual just couldn’t handle being free.

It is not the fault of Caucasians that Black people sold their brothers and sisters into slavery as an industry for over 400 years; it is not the fault of anglo-European Americans, who themselves were escaping oppression from their own countries, were born into a society where slavery was legal and part of the existent economic system, until the deaths of over 500,000 people and an assassinated president ended it.

Most people today think about slavery with ideas gained from TV shows, cinema and books, many of which depict the very worst forms of slavery. Slavery, as a social construct, has been around for as long as human labor has been in demand. It is a bad pill to swallow, but the Black race was the last race to be enslaved as a group, but they have not been the only race that can claim victimhood status; just the most recent, and with scars that have only just begun to heal.

People don’t want the truth, they want to be victims of injustice. History isn’t injustice, it is what was and what gets us to now

If you want to have the rest of America take you seriously, then stop acting like spoiled little children. Stop acting like you don’t live in the richest country in the world that has the best of everything you could want and need, and you don’t live in fear of being dragged off by your government to get shot in the back of the head because you decided you want to hurl molotov cocktails into buildings to protest injustice.

Your very right to protest illustrates the freedoms you have that no one can take away, and it comes from American idea, the country your ancestors helped to build.

To those behind-the-scene influencers who are able to provide or coordinate financial support to the activist groups who have no interest in helping Black people in America, namely, The Open Society Foundation, Antifa UK, the CCP, The Islamic Revolutionary Guard, and the Hollywood Elite who side with these dark institutions, you will not prevail. Evil never does. Destruction will come even to your doorstep and quickly by your acts of undermine freedom and liberty in the world.

We, The United States of America, are the people of freedom, all of us. We are the nation of liberty and self-determination; we hold these truths to be self-evident that we are endowed by our creator. Those words are what make us different. America was built by the sweaty hands of both black and white, of all colors, creeds and culture. Not always willingly, but America belongs to all us who believe in her spirit. And this is a greater cause all Black Americans can fight for, it belongs to them, too. 

Take pride that you have built this awesome country. Make it better for your children and do not allow the forces of evil to undermine the faith you can have in your own country.

Those words are about spiritual freedom; we have Christ on our side because we promote godly principles rooted in spiritual realities; and we respect the human rights of our fellow men and women because it is the more noble path of humanity; children of the Most Highs who rule in the Kingdom of men; and these truths are intrinsic to our society; they are principles destined to prevail as society moves forward towards peace and goodwill, the only worthy goal of humanity.

We will prevail because good is destined to triumph.

Why the Chinese are Like The Borg

Listen, for those who don’t know about the Borg, they are a destructive race of humanoids who have been infected with a virus that turns them into mindless robots who are incapable of thinking as individuals, but rather, think only about the good of ‘the collective.’

The CCP wants to control the world in much the same way, through fear, manipulation and propaganda in order to assert its position in the world because it must in order to survive.

After all, the Chinese people represent the majority of the worlds’ total population.

In any tribe the majority rules, or at least it asserts to eventually do so. China, as a nation, is no different.

In this paradigm it is most unfortunate that the government that rules the majority tribe is a communistic, atheist, secularist, humanist, soulless and apparently cruel regime that has, verifiably so, has been proven to sell organs of its own citizens because of its moral vaccousness as a nation.

Not exactly the kind of regime you want setting the tone of future global affairs.

The Chinese cheat. It’s that simple, and they owe allegiance to no one, including God which they dismiss, because they represent the baser elements of the early human race, of human nature devoid of spiritual enlightenment. Indeed, even from a culture that brought us the wisdom of Confucious, the insight of Lao-Tse, the humility of Gautama, and the boldness of Genghis Kahn.

The tribe of China. The Borg.

They have no interest in cooperation. They only seek to dominate, because that is the extent of the Chinese intellect at the present stage of its human evolution.

Proof of this is the inability to control religious sentiment, even in their own country where millions have discovered Christ. They fail to see truth, and, the CCP are blind to even their own eventual destruction.

They are sowing the seeds of their own destruction through denial of the fact that man is ruled by spiritual realities, not temporal. We will never stop thirsting for liberty, freedom and the right to be left slone.

Why Do We Have Statues?

We put up statues to celebrate human beings in our past whom we revere. Man has always venerated his ancestors. The Greeks erected statues of their Gods, the Romans of theirs, in most parts of the world and in most cultures, there are statues and monuments that venerate those who glorified the local or regional heritage.

When members of a new group come along who are no longer connected to that heritage, they will not have the same affection towards those monuments because their values and their historical viewpoint are simply different. Eventually statues topple because they become a reminder of the old order, of values that may no longer apply. It is conceivable that one day in the future the Statue of Liberty may come down because it is a symbol of whatever future societies make of it.

Celebrating freedom yesterday, in the new Woke era, has become the honoring of slave-owners, who themselves were part of a system that oppressed people of color.

When we get offended by those who tear down our statues, it’s because what we put value in our heritage and we see now it under attack. We love our founding fathers; they exhibited courage, wisdom, a kind of manifest destiny principle that made it possible for me to enjoy my liberties in the present day.

But look around. It hasn’t worked as well for the common black man, so for him, those statues are now a reminder of a system that has failed. True that this message has come from those who have chosen to view the past as something sinister and in need of destruction, but the fact remains that we project meaning onto our symbols based on our own world view. As they say, history goes to the victor. And with new victors come new history to be celebrated, new heroes to venerate, new statues to construct.

It is in this vein that I suggest no more statues be erected. They are relevant only to the victor of the times, they are also a golden calf of idol worship that no man dare expect, nor deserves. 

They are symbols of our desire for justice and fairness, but they are more of a fervent prayer of our desire to live up to that which those men represent in human form, nothing more, nothing less.

To those who say we are having a cultural revolution and capitalism is being destroyed with each crumbling statue, I say that the principles of America are stronger than any statue, and unlike the wall of communism that came down in ’89, America has no such wall, no such barrier to liberty. 

Our statues are not America, America is and always has been its people, and we are more than just bronzed or marble carvings depicting a onetime era when we were not so enlightened. Our ancestors honored their warriors just as we honor ours today.

We are still a free country, we are still the light of the world. Of this I am sure. Let the statues fall, the principles of liberty and freedom will not change and the will stand as long as man desires freedom from tyranny.

CHAZ are CHUMPS

I am strongly considering wasting some of my valuable breath on these sucker kids who think they have the world wrapped around their fingers.

I remember one time when I was thirteen I decided to run away, and just to make sure no one would come looking for me, I staged my own death in a nearby parking lot by burning a few of my clothes (which I was unable to do with a pack of matches). Yes, real stupid. After sitting at a bus stop not sure where I would go as I executed my half-baked plan, at some point I though “maybe if I just go back home and sneak inside my bedroom window, no one will ever know about my stupid idea and all the world will be one.

This is how I view the chumps in Seattle known as CHOPS/CHAZ or CHAZ CHOPS. I’m not sure they even know who they are. Obviously they couldn’t agree, either.

There is soon to come a time when some of those who are inside that six block area of downtown Seattle known as Capitol Hill (symbolic I supposed, like that time when when ISIS wanted to set up its own Caliphate in the middle of Nowhere, Syria) start to realize there is only one way out, and that is to leave quietly before anyone notices they are there and sneak back home hoping no one will notice they were gone.

In case CHAZ hasn’t noticed, sooner or later you need food, a job, a career, infrastructure, garbage pick up, a hot shower, you know, staples of civilization. It’s great to be an anarchist, but what’s the point if no one does anything for you except bring donations from local supporters who really kind of hope you calm down and go home.

These people want to have their own social order, and this video tells you all you need to know about their chances of survival. And as I see the cracks in their system, surely there are those among them who also see the same cracks, and it’s just a matter of time before they realize its over. They are allowed to exist because we –collective society – allow them to do so. After all, they are actually quarantined, they just don’t seem to know it.

The cops in this video are heroes. And they are smart. Opposite to what BLM or Antifa or CHAS/CHOPS wanted, they are simply being humored until they wake up and realize the charade is over. Sooner or later every single person in that CHAZ community is going to want to take a clean hot shower and cuddle up under a nice blanket and binge-watch Netflix.

Oh, the joys of a civilized nation.

By the way, my mom was waiting for me by the time I got home that night, and there was absolutely not one thing I did right in that grand getaway scheme, because you know, eventually you have to go home.

The Invasion

Jim Watkins | Commentary

Anyone who saw the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers knows the premise. Pods take over humans minds. In their sleep, they become controlled by the body-snatching and mind controlling entities that turns people into lock-in-step communists who believe in the greater good, and that only good can come from everyone following to the beat of the same drum, and that if you just remove critical thinking and feelings you can truly be free.

In effect that is what we see happening to our loved ones who have had too much exposure to the mainstream media. Their minds have been co-opted, and they are not aware this has happened because they are told everyone believes the way they do.

Here are symptoms that someone you love has actually been completely brainwashed by the mainstream media:

– They constantly yell at their TV, “that asshole” whenever a picture of Trump is flashed on the screen

– They hate you for not agreeing with them

– Every comment you is answered with “where did’ja hear that, Fox News?!”

– They constantly have MSNBC or CNN news on, as to make sure they don’t miss a single minute, or single news update on how that asshole is ruining the country, like they are connected to “the collective” for information.

– They are angry

– They think Christians are endangering society and all people who like Trump are in a cult

– There is no middle ground, you either hate Trump or you love him.

– Unless you hate him, you are a danger to this country

And so there it is. 

Next time, we look for cures to helpthese sorry people who have lost their minds and quite possibly souls as well.

George Floyd Died Because of 50 Years of Democratic Policy

How did we get to the point in the U.S. where there is a huge divide over racial equity in our nation, a pluralist nation where Black and White have coexisted for 400 years?

There can be no question that from the day of Emancipation to the day the Civil Rights Act was passed 10 decades later, Black suffering continued, but it took on a different form. 

Oppression has many faces.

It can also be said that while racial injustice continues, it bears further and candid examination as to why it is that black American men are incarcerated at a higher proportional rate than caucasian American men.

Poverty strikes inner-city blacks at a much higher proportional rate than caucasians simply because of the fact that there are more Blacks settled in inner cities (where there were traditionally more jobs during the 19th and 20th Century).

After the Civil Rights Act was passed, a policy that was designed to help build up Black communities by creating laws against discrimination, there was also the unlooked-for harvest of a growing Welfare State that created dependence within inner-city black communities.

More government programs were developed to aid unwed mothers where we saw a higher proportionality of younger black women having children without fathers; this in turn, disenfranchised young black men from further financial or parental involvement.

Even today, welfare recipients are “penalized” if mother and father reside in the same dwelling. And that was the key to further oppression. Instead of government programs encouraging black American families to stay together, they instead, instituted programs that drove them apart, including access to abortion clinics, increased sex education in school (which promoted promiscuity by normalizing teenage sexual behavior), and of course, more benefits were handed to unwed mothers – just enough to keep them from starving.

Meantime, strict drug laws were enacted in the 1980’s while NOT stemming the flow of drugs into inner cities, thus creating increased profits to men who had an easy way to make quick cash. Thus, the inner city gangland was created.

In the last twenty years we have seen Mexican cartels move into these areas that were once controlled by young black men.

Today’s drug wars in Chicago are a perfect example of what happens to African-American families when they have three generations of fatherless children. To ignore this reality is to refuse to address the underlying problem that has led us to where we are today.

Children from these impoverished homes, following the same cyclical path, also produce more offspring, and these offspring are the ones we see today grown up and rioting; third generation children raised in a cycle of government produced poverty, by a system that produced dependence instead of independence.

All of this has led us to the present day where again there is less opportunity with higher unemployment, along with more obstacles, more incarceration and hence, more examples of police violence now being displayed (which now has exploded thanks to smartphones and social media).

So the violence against black men, for which we are holding a national protest, stems not from the systemic racism, but instead, from an overzealous democratic government that took on the role of producing less opportunity and more dependency.

Too many Black men from 1965 to 1995 in America got lost in a system that seemingly no longer needed them and to whom the American dream was but an illusion, a sad and harsh joke.

Every study shows that a two-parent home is better for child rearing. All studies also show that parenting is good for the parents because it teaches young people (men and women) to grow up and take responsibility. There was never a time in any society when this wasn’t true, and yet for the last 50 years in this country, the paternalistic government of the United States, at the behest of mostly the Democratic Party, has quietly told the Black community, “don’t worry about the father of that child, we’ll take care of them for you.”

I have met people like George Floyd. I have welcomed people into my home who have just had horrible lives, mostly because of the impoverished conditions for which they were brought up and raised. It is difficult to break that cycle if you are a young black man who, at 19, has had a skirmish or two against the law, stuff that sticks with you and limits opportunity for achieving “the American Dream”

Today’ oppression is economic, stemming from a paternal government, who, in an attempt to make good on past sins, created a welfare-system that made single African-American mothers an unsuspecting ward of the State, while eschewing the role of the African American father.

What people really should be enraged about is the symbol of what that video of George Floyd truly represents, the video of Officer Derrick Chauvin with his knee on the neck of the black man.

George was no longer needed by society. The knee is, to me, the symbol of oppression of democratic policies that have destroyed the Black family in America.

And in a twist of irony, when the Floyd murder case is settled, once again the U.S. government will hand the children of Mr. Floyd a check and say, let us help make the pain go away for taking yet another Black American father.

Jim Watkins is the host of the Speaking Out Podcast. Watkins grew up in South Los Angeles during both Watts riots in the 1960’s and is a former resident of Los Angeles who now is a media consultant.

The Decline of America

The Human Report – Debut Episode Speaking Out with Jim Watkins

In this debut episode of The Human Report we take a look at eight different categories of human endeavor, sixty-three different activities common to human behavior and examine the raw data, the human footprint each day and each year as it happens, in real time. This will be a new edition to the Speaking Out Podcast, a weekly update filled with interesting information that will make you think about just how big our impact is on planet earth, and in strange way, how truly small we are in the big scheme of things.  I hope you enjoy this report. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. The Human Report – Debut Episode
  2. Thoughts on 1984
  3. We Must Heal – Ode to a Nation
  4. What Killed the Black Man's Spirit in America
  5. Speaking Out with Jim Watkins (Trailer)

A totalitarian government is asserting itself. By sheer numbers, China may already be victorious, but in its ideology, many people in Western democracies are even now choosing if they want that kind of surveillance, state, censorship driven, toeing- the-line civilization modeled after a godless-Government-controlled society, or the one we have now, the one that allows people to be free in mind, spirit and body, without the fear of being dragged away because they don’t agree with the State, the Party or the People.

Globalization is what the UN wants, and so does China. But for different reasons. 

China wants to dominate because it is has 1.4 billion people and the only way to grow is to conquer new lands and have a large industry to keep those people producing, working, like honeybees in a hive. China steals ideas, technology, patents, and makes copies, then they sell these things to underdeveloped countries, essentially infiltrating them and making them dependent on the CCP, or Chinese Communist Party, a minority group of about 92 million progressives who have controlled the country since 1949.

The Chinese citizen in the field, in the slums is no more communist than a car mechanic or a 25 year -old cashier is a Democratic of Republican. It’s not about people just trying to survive and could care less about politics, it’s about power at the top, and our country is being held by the same kind of ideology that once held the early CCP, which is the desire to rule over the working class because they (the elite) feel its the only way to control them. China doesn’t care about human rights, humans are batteries.

Europe, which is ruled by European heads-of-State, the Member-Nation elected United Nations Committee wants globalization for different reasons, They want control of commerce, they want control of energy (through Climate change policy), but like the racist colonial leaders before them, they also think entire countries can be managed, that the underdeveloped worlds, with just a little bit of management, can be civilized. But they, the EU and the UN, underestimate the undeveloped worlds, which are rife with corruption, cultural backwardness and savage religious practices that will hardly ever be “civilized” by merely sending in a few UN consultants with bags of money to “help them along.”

Europe and China have corrupted Africa with bags of money. The poor people at the bottom are still poor, and the people in charge still know how to play larger countries to give them money to fight their internecine wars. The EU and UN thinks they can mitigate this behavior and make everyone global citizens; the Chinese just want to turn these lesser nations into little bitty compliant duracell batteries.

OLD GLORY FADES

But America. What about America? We are too busy dealing being brainwashed by a media that promotes gender and race division, HATES FREE-MARKET PROSPERITY AND IS UNDERMINING CHILDREN INTO ACCEPTING GLOBALIST POLICIES THAT UNDERMINE FAMILY AND COUNTRY to keep us pre-occupied from a world that is crumbling before our eyes, while tyranny and globalist policies that undermine nationalism grow at a frightening pace.

America may have peaked.

It was 1955. We were victorious from two World Wars, we had money, we had troops coming home and impregnating their wives, who were now chainsmoking suburban mother who went on to spoil a generation of children who, instead of taking the baton and moving forward with American greatness, instead “tuned in and dropped out,” because a nation of spoiled drug addicts shifted towards debased and unbridled liberty that has destroyed the American family unit, all egged on by a consumer-crazy media who loved to promote and prostitute itself before the alter of false progressivism.

Were it not for the final exhaustive emergence of such magnificent brain power of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others, America probably would have faded long ago (1977, the year Disco hit, perhaps). Were it not for our continued ideas of striving to be better because we are free to do so, we would have faded. And that is what is happening now. Most Americans are being taught this is not a great country, we are being told to be ashamed of her, to hid behind globalism because it is not right to feel superior about your country. This is what is happening now in AMERICA.

You see, when you grow up loving your country and then watch as others try to make it into just another country, you get angry.

I predict the following path. Listen to my words.

For those who are listening, Biden will win. He will choose Kamala Harris as her VP running mate, (hence the Obama administration); all of the former apparetacheck deep-state participants who ran this country into the ground for eight long years will be back because poor Joe just had a stroke six months into to his first term. 

And then the new laws will be enforced, and I’ll spare you the  stories of the erosion of personal liberties, except to say the country now has, as its President, a former California Attorney General who knowingly allowed aman to be executed even though she had evidence to show he wasn’t guilty of the crime for which he was being punished.

China will hit reset, American leaders will apologize for Trump and the next leg of America will be removed.

The Prophet Speaks.

There is No Good Choice

James Watkins |Editor

It’s like this for most Americans.

We are frustrated because we know that as we shelter-in-place and social distance, the spread of coronavirus is controlled; we save lives. We have seen that our medical centers and hospitals can handle even a worst case scenario like the one we witnessed in the tri-State and New England area when the first wave hit. 

But we also watch as our once-great economic workhouse slows to a crawl. 

Just 4 months ago people were working, making money, enjoying what looked like a bright economic future. Now we are unemployed and worried about our kids and our own well-being. 

One day you hear a report that the curve is flattening, but then you hear that going out is risky still and people will die if you do. But then we cower and can’t go back to work because our leaders are telling us it is illegal.

How then, do we make the right choice? None of us wants to be responsible for being unwitting spreaders of this invisible virus. And besides, what to believe? One day we are told the virus can stay on metal surfaces for a week, then, the CDC says, well, maybe not. We are told our masks are good, then told they are bad because they collect bacteria and we touch our faces. You just can’t win.

The pundits on the left say it’s Trump’s fault. That his poor leadership is costing lives. 

On the right we are told to fight for our rights, that people have a right to work and be free to move about, even with a deadly virus lurking.

What to believe?

I watch the numbers every day. As a broadcaster I just got tired of certain numbers being reported and others being excluded. One side (the media) stokes fear, the other side (right-wing talk show hosts) stokes anger.

I use Worldometer, which is a collection vessel for all of the CDC’s around the world. It’s not perfect, but it comes close. The data is updated instantly and most other government agencies use it, including the World Health Organization, and Johns Hopkins.

Here are some things that I have observed in countries that have extremely high death counts:

  • Bad air
  • heavy smoking
  • older population concentrated in close quarters
  • high or dense population where you have five or six people living in the same home
  • high amounts of people who are nutritionally poor or with cardiovascular or diabetic problems
  • terrible medical infrastructure

The U.S. will probably not see too many “hot spots;” New York/New Jersey is the exception only because it has a massive public transportation system and a highly condensed population area which makes it impossible for people to NOT come into contact with one another. New York, like London, experience high death counts for this reason.

In places like LA, or elsewhere in highly populated areas you may see continuous periodic concentrations of COVID deaths in nursing homes, or among a much older population sets (senior citizens who have been kept alive by statins and hypertension medication) but in the general public, coronavirus, until there is a vaccine, will be just like influenza in the years to come. Thankfully (the CDC data bears this out).

Most of America will adjust just fine. 

It is a huge deception to show growing cases of the United States. We are a nation  of fifty small countries, little mini-States that eventually will get COVID 19; the numbers will rise as we see it spread, but this does not mean death counts or medical facilities will experience the same high rates as cities like New York or Boston.

Proof?

  • There were no major outbreaks following Spring Break, which the experts predicted
  • There was no outbreak in Wisconsin after public voting, which is what the media reported would happen based on some “expert opinion.”
  • There was no outbreak in New Orleans among the poor people as we expected beacuse this is what the exerts predicted.
  • There was no outbreak in Seattle, which actually saw the first cases of coronavirus and is a gateway city from Asia to the U.S.
  • We saw no outbreak in San Francisco, despite the fact that over 150,000 people in the Bay area are of Chinese descent, with a probable assumption that some people freely travel between China and San Francisco for business or personal reasons.
  • Coronavirus has been spreading since January, most major metros in the U.S probably have community spread, cases are rising, but death counts are not rising in the same proportion as cases because we are testing more people faster. The fatality rate is actually dropping in proportion to known cases

Weak governments and weak, or poor countries will be hard hit if they have no proper medical infrastructure. Brazil, Mexico, Russia, India, Pakistan, Countries with 5 million plus cities with high rates of impoverished people are likely suspects of future outbreaks.  Obvious. Not always exact however, because, as we have seen, places like Bangladesh and India have not see a huge explosion- yet. What are we witnessing in these countries is desperate economic issues that will lead to dysentery, suicide and death by starvation or malnutrition.

Economically we must reopen. The world must reopen, despite the virus. Work is intrinsic to life. Even during the plagues people worked. They had to because they couldn’t just sit idle and die. There were no government bailouts and handouts. There was no such thing as a “first responder.” You were lucky if someone showed up to remove the body before the dogs and pigs could get to it first.

My Grandmother told me during the Spanish flue (what she called yellow fever) said people didn’t talk about it. They accepted death because soldiers had just returned from Europe and the country lost a lot of solders to begin with, so no one know how bad the flu was until it passed – and it did. She said they “just dealt with it.”

There should never have been a politicization of this virus. It is a testament of our lack of leadership. Shame also on a compliant media that just can’t help themselves to spreading alarming information in a way that is meant to frighten people into compliance. 

The coronavirus, in addition to killing people, has exposed our best – and worst natures; our characters are being tested.

I will leave you with this. How you deal with this virus will tell you a lot about your own character. It will tell you, for example, how much you rely on the government or others to make decisions. It will also tell you how afraid you are of life – and death.

The coronavirus will also tell you how resilient and faithful you are to being courageous in the face of fear. Are you running to grab toilet paper or are you checkin on your neighbors to make sure they are okay?

Sadly, I had assumed that character was a much more common trait.

In just four months we have people now hating each other based on whether they wear a mask or not. Enemies created by a simple piece of cloth covering your mouth.

When this is all over many of us will be shocked at how badly we behaved.

THE MEDIA IS DRIVING A FALSE NARRATIVE OF LIFE VS. THE ECONOMY

Opinion by Lee Habeeb | Newsweek

A popular nail salon in the small Mississippi town where I live let its customers know it was reopening last week. Things would be different, the salon announced, as it adjusted to new safety protocols. What would not change, it promised, was the great service. Within hours, the salon was booked for days. I was lucky to get an appointment. So was my 15-year-old daughter.

We’ve been doing daddy-daughter nail days for as long as I can remember. It’s a small thing to some, but not us. It’s one of many rituals we’ve cultivated to deepen our bond. Rituals that make life meaningful and beautiful.

Some folks in town think this kind of activity amid the coronavirus pandemic is risky and frivolous. Even reckless. But the women in the salon—and the one man in the place, me—disagree.

I sat down with a young lady who’s done my nails before, and it was clear she was grateful to be back working. She’d gone two months without a job, and things were hard, she told me without a hint of self-pity. She has kids and had nearly exhausted her savings.

But it wasn’t just the money she missed. She missed the pride in doing a good day’s work and providing for her family. That pride had been stripped from her. It was finally back.

Like the young mother in my nail salon, most Americans get meaning from work. Anyone who’s been out of work for an extended time will tell you what happens when we don’t add value to the world. Or find a way to make a contribution. We feel useless. Uselessness can turn to hopelessness. And worse.

More than 36 million Americans are without work due to lockdowns, a soul-crushing number. Jamie Stewart, a 37-year-old from Bonita Springs, lost her job as a shift manager and bartender in a local Florida resort. She recently rented a room in her home to make ends meet and signed up for food stamps to cover her weekly grocery bills. “My mental health has deteriorated to a point that I don’t recognize myself anymore,” she told a reporter for the Associated Press.

Millions of Americans don’t recognize themselves anymore. Or our lives. And it isn’t greed that drives our desire to return to the business of life. It’s a biological need. We human beings are hardwired for work.

Millions of businesses have been shuttered, too. And it’s not money that motivates most entrepreneurs I know to reopen their businesses. Money wasn’t the reason they started their businesses in the first place. Some did it because they felt called to do it. Some did it to satisfy a deep need to own something in their life—or solve a problem in the community they serve. Some did it to be free from a boss or bureaucracy. Others to prove someone wrong. Others still did it for reasons they don’t understand, and perhaps never will. But it’s something the world can’t live without, that drive of entrepreneurs to create something from nothing. Including work for the rest of us.

Many sank their life savings into their businesses. Others put their homes on the line. Taking those risks with your life, and being responsible for other lives, is not for the weak of heart. For all of those businesses owners teetering on the edge of insolvency, their desire to return to life is about much more than money. Their lives hang in the balance.

But it wasn’t just work and commerce that was stripped from our lives. It was many of the social aspects of life that give it meaning. Sports like baseball, softball and all the leagues we form as Americans—and poker, bridge and bingo, too—were taken from us. Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion halls were closed. Public schools and private schools were closed, which also put an end to after-school activities like band and theater. Restaurants and bars, places we congregate with friends and family, were closed. So were Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Al-Anon meetings across the nation.

These dimensions of American life—our social and commercial energy—mesmerized a French political scientist when he visited America in the 1830s. “Americans of all ages, all conditions, all minds constantly unite,” Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America. “Not only do they have commercial and industrial associations in which all take part, but they also have a thousand other kinds: religious, moral, grave, futile, very general and very particular, immense and very small; Americans use associations to give fêtes, to found seminaries, to build inns, to raise churches, to distribute books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they create hospitals, prisons, schools. Finally, if it is a question of bringing to light a truth or developing a sentiment with the support of a great example, they associate.”

This was so very different from the way countries in Europe did life, he noted. “Everywhere that, at the head of a new undertaking, you see the government in France and a great lord in England,” Tocqueville added, “count on it that you will perceive an association in the United States.”

It was an entirely different way not only of organizing a nation, but the habits of life itself. All of it not only surprised Tocqueville, but impressed him. “I often admired the infinite art with which the inhabitants of the United States managed to fix a common goal to the efforts of many men and to get them to advance to it freely.”

It’s not the pursuit of money that drives those of us clamoring to return to normal life. It’s the pursuit of a good life. And church plays the biggest role in that pursuit for many Americans, myself included. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them,” Jesus Christ told his flock. From worship music to sermons, church is that rare space we get to put our worldly worries aside and focus on something bigger than ourselves. Luckily for my family, our church has an online presence, and we’ve been able to gather in our home and be nourished. We’ve been respectful of local laws, despite the misgivings many of us share about the abridgment of our most sacred freedom—our right to worship freely.

The truth is that when critics in the news media or on social media ridicule Americans who believe it’s time to start a safe return to life, and accuse us of putting commerce over life, they’re presenting a false narrative. Life versus commerce is not the choice before us. It’s life versus life.

When real meaning is stripped from life, and done so because of fear, that too can become infectious. Fear, as we all know, can kill life. Kill our spirit. And kill the truth.

“This virus is going to do what it’s going to do,” Dr. Michael Osterholm, one of America’s leading epidemiologists, told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. “What we can do is only nibble at the edges. And I think it’s not a good message to send to the public that we can control this virus in a meaningful way.”

Osterholm is not a U.S. Chamber of Commerce spokesman or an acolyte of President Donald Trump. He’s director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “What we have to tell people honestly, what they want to hear, they don’t want it sugarcoated and they do not want it coated in fear,” he continued. “But somewhere between now and tomorrow, next year, we’re going to see 60 to 70 percent of Americans ultimately infected with this virus. What we have to do is figure out how not just to die with the virus, but also how to live with it. And we’re not having that discussion.”

Osterholm was right. We want to learn to live with this virus. Just as we’ve learned to live with other deadly risks around us.

“We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, mountains and prairies, because we are made of sugar candy,” Winston Churchill reminded English-speaking people across the globe during WWII, back when we were fighting a virus called totalitarianism. Millions volunteered for dangerous duty in Europe and the Pacific in that war. More than 400,000 American lives were lost. But our resilience was honed. Our spirit grew.

My mom lost her only brother in France not long after D-Day. She grew up in the Great Depression, and she wasn’t inclined to coddle us growing up. She gave us space to fall and fail, to break legs and arms—and even some rules. Always, her goal was to turn her children into resilient grown-ups.

When my daughter told us a few years ago that she wanted to jump horses competitively, we took a breath. It wasn’t merely an expensive sport, but a dangerous one: She wouldn’t just be jumping what are essentially high-hurdles in tight quarters with sharp turns. She’d be doing it on top of a four-legged animal that’s over 16 hands tall (67 inches in people height), weighs over 1,000 pounds and has a mind of its own.

She’s been thrown many times. Always, she gets up—each time a little more resilient. She will be thrown many more. Some people think we’re crazy. But we’ve encouraged the endeavor because life itself will throw her to the ground many times. She is learning to live with risk.

America has been thrown to the ground by this virus. But what’s keeping us down now is our own fear of the unknown, reinforced by a craven media hellbent on scaring the daylight out of us and keeping us locked up indefinitely.

Some who are at risk will need to be cautious in the coming weeks and months as the nation reopens. Those of us not at risk should be cautious, too. But my family is ready to rise out of our bunker and get back to the life we love. So too, I imagine, are most Americans.

Lee Habeeb is vice president of content for Salem Radio Network and host of Our American Stories. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife, Valerie, and his daughter, Reagan.

If We Are Not Careful We Can Become China Overnight (Beware of the CTI)

I am trying to understand how 90 million people in China rule with an iron fist over the country’s 1.4 billion people, most of whom live in or below poverty. 

But then, all I have to do is look at our own country and I can see how such a minority of Leftist rule could emerge and bring the same dire socialist nightmare to our shores.

Today’s CCP is much more terrifying, and it makes it almost impossible for the people ever to rise up.

The CCP can use all kinds of tech to control people’s lives, and these are the same elites who believe it is morally acceptable to extract organs from living prisoners who are guilty of only believing in God. China is one vast concentration camp, and with technology, there is  almost no escape. And it wants to take over the world.

They are the ruling elite, a congregation of many city-state communist dictators who all serve equally in making sure the people are managed in order to remain in power, who turn members in their own communities to snitch on one another, and reports on anyone who complains about the State, or is critical of the Party.  And now, they have an extra reason to pry. COVID19. 

I say this because things can change quickly in the U.S.

The immediate concern is the power grab being made by our elected officials who are doing away with our civil liberties in the U.S. by making it illegal to move about because you might get someone sick.

What’s worse are the people who seemingly endorse the State taking action against citizens under the guise of “being safe” even though millions and millions are suffering because of the lockdown and because the extreme safety measure we agreed to to flatten the curve until we could get a handle on the Covid-19 virus.

Was shelter-in-place a trick? Are we really going to slide into a socialist State for a year and have the government essentially take over and ruin the economy, people’s lives, businesses, industries and the like?

If, because of these incompetent leaders, socialism becomes the motis operandi of the United States after this pandemic, we are lost. Political leaders want more government control, and they are seizing this opportunity in ways I couldn’t even imagine six months ago, and the media , predictably so, is in line with the progressive Left as they pit citizens against each other by using fear of the virus to divide and scare people into submission to what is now a police-state in the freest country on earth!

Ventura County Health Director Dr. Robert Levin declared a force of Contact Trace Investigators be trained right now who would soon be tracking, and retrieving people who have coronavirus and are not self-isolated or quarantined, using trained local citizens who will show up in hazmat suits, and ask you to “come with them for your own safety.”

Is this what we want to see on our news at night? How scared are you of dying that you think the government should do this in order to “save us” from coronavirus? And if it is any indication, I would say people pretty much got used to disrobing every time we went to the airport. Some of us seem a little too eager accept a limited police-state environment if it means we can feel safe.

But we have to push back against a police-State. If we truly invite this kind of social control into the American way of life, where you have citizens extracting citizens with a force of law for having a flu, you will never get those freedoms back. There will always be the next flu, or the next threat you might pose. Maybe one day they will start picking up people for hate crimes, or thought crimes, or hate speech, or being racist, or violating someone’s gender rights. 

This is that fork in the road we have come to in America where we have to decide what kind of country we want to continue be, which direction we want to go in. Do we want complete government control and security to feel safe? Or do we want to hang on to our civil liberties and freedoms because we know once we lose them we are nothing more than batteries to the State, just like they are in China, ruled by an elite few who tell us some people are just more equal than others and that they are there to protect us, only this time we call them Contact Trace Investigators, otherwise known as the CTI.

Why Social Tracking Tech Should Scare the Hell Out of You

by James Watkins

Anyone who thinks it is a good idea to have trackers that we must carry on our smartphones, by law, to monitor or track if we are sick with coronavirus needs to have their heads checked.

Think of the implications.

In a perfect world the tracker will be 100% full-proof and intelligent people would be more than willing to pitch in for a good cause. But we know tech is never perfect and what happens when you don’t turn yourself in or check in with authorities? If there is no force to comply behind it, then what’s the point?

Let’s look at how it works in China.

You are required to install the tracker on your smart phone. You are assigned a color depending on how much of a risk you are. If it is detected that you are running a fever, you will be restricted from entering OR exiting places. Your phone will be locked and you will have no access to cash, food, even the freedom of movement because your phone, which you are required to have, no longer operates. It has become your prison. Your data now works against you and you are now restricted.

This also applies to those who make wise cracks on the internet about the government, people who are observed to be breaking laws jaywalking, watching porn or going on social chat rooms and saying bad things about the government.

There isn’t even a need to arrest you. You pose no threat because you have been essentially cut off by the mere ability to lock your phone. Your phone even emits a sound to alert others nearby to avoid you.

As an older adult who remembers life without cell phones, internet and the ATM, I might be able to figure things out, but a young person who has never known a world with being “connected,” these poor souls would shrivel up into the fetal position like a child who has been deprived of his or hers senses. which the State now considers them “non-essential;” you would be like that Borg on Star Trek that suddenly gets disconnected from the collective and is completely isolated to the silent vacuum of himself.

The horror.

You would, like all of the great dystopian movies show us, be locked out of humanity. A frightening thought that actually happens everyday to millions of people in China.

Now, think again about how wonderful it sounds to have a tracking device installed on your phone that alerts authorities as to your status (to protect the greater good, mind you), and can also be used to limit your freedoms and your access. 

If that doesn’t make you think twice, consider that there are congressional leaders being lobbied by tech companies who wish to do exactly that here in the U.S., under the guise of fighting a pandemic.

It should really frighten the hell out of you.

The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History

Dennis Prager (Courtesy of Townhall.com)

The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many — including world leaders; most scientists, especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists; those who work in major news media; opinion writers in those media; and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people — as so preposterous as to be immoral. Timothy Egan of The New York Times described Republicans who wish to enable their states to open up as “the party of death.”

That’s the way it is today on planet Earth, where deceit, cowardice and immaturity now dominate almost all societies because the elites are deceitful, cowardly and immature.

But for those open to reading thoughts they may differ with, here is the case for why the worldwide lockdown is not only a mistake but also, possibly, the worst mistake the world has ever made. And for those intellectually challenged by the English language and/or logic, “mistake” and “evil” are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.

The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem “essential” has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is panic and hysteria, not the coronavirus, that created this catastrophe. And the consequences in much of the world will be more horrible than in America.CARTOONS | AF BRANCOVIEW CARTOON

The United Nations World Food Programme, or the WFP, states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries. … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself” (italics added).

That would be enough to characterize the worldwide lockdown as a deathly error. But there is much more. If global GDP declines by 5%, another 147 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Foreign Policy magazine reports that, according to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy will shrink by 3% in 2020, marking the biggest downturn since the Great Depression, and the U.S., the eurozone and Japan will contract by 5.9%, 7.5% and 5.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, across South Asia, as of a month ago, tens of millions were already “struggling to put food on the table.” Again, all because of the lockdowns, not the virus.

In one particularly incomprehensible act, the government of India, a poor country of 1.3 billion people, locked down its people. As Quartz India reported on April 22, “Coronavirus has killed only around 700 Indians … a small number still compared to the 450,000 TB and 10,000-odd malaria deaths recorded every year.”

One of the thousands of unpaid garment workers protesting the lockdown in Bangladesh understands the situation better than almost any health official in the world: “We are starving. If we don’t have food in our stomach, what’s the use of observing this lockdown?” But concern for that Bangladeshi worker among the world’s elites seems nonexistent.

The lockdown is “possibly even more catastrophic (than the virus) in its outcome: the collapse of global food-supply systems and widespread human starvation” (italics added). That was published in the left-wing The Nation, which, nevertheless, enthusiastically supports lockdowns. But the American left cares as much about the millions of non-Americans reduced to hunger and starvation because of the lockdown as it does about the people of upstate New York who have no incomes, despite the minuscule number of coronavirus deaths there. Or about the citizens of Oregon, whose governor has just announced the state will remain locked down until July 6. As of this writing, a total of 109 people have died of the coronavirus in Oregon.

An example of how disinterested the left is in worldwide suffering is made abundantly clear in a front-page “prayer” by a left-wing Christian in the current issue of The Nation: “May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.”

“Merely inconvenienced” is how the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, a Protestant minister and president of the North Carolina NAACP, describes the tens of millions of Americans rendered destitute, not to mention the hundreds of millions around the world rendered not only penniless but hungry. The truth is, like most of the elites, it is Barber who is “merely inconvenienced.” Indeed, the American battle today is between the merely inconvenienced and the rest of America.

Michael Levitt, professor of structural biology at Stanford Medical School and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, recently stated, “There is no doubt in my mind that when we come to look back on this, the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor.”

To the left, anyone who questions the lockdown is driven by preference for money over lives. Typical of the left’s moral shallowness is this headline on Salon this week:

“It’s Time To Reject the Gods of Commerce: America Is a Society, Not an ‘Economy,'” with the subhead reading, “America Is About People, Not Profit Margins.”

And, of course, to smug editors and writers of The Atlantic, in article after repetitive article, the fault lies not with the lockdown but with President Donald Trump. The most popular article in The Atlantic this week is titled “The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump.” The elites can afford to laugh at whatever they want. Meanwhile, the less fortunate — that is, most people — are crying.

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in May 2019, is “The Rational Bible,” a commentary on the book of Genesis. His film, “No Safe Spaces,” came to theaters fall 2019. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.

You Know What This Means?

Degrees of Separation Between The Left and the CCP

This is why we will lose to China if we do not reverse the philosophical and hence, intellectual stream that is currently trending among the United States elite, those who wield great power and influence.

And you know who you are.

The Left in America and the Chinese Communist Party believe in the following:

1) Hate Speech should be banned and illegal

2) The State (the collective) is more important than the individual, especially if the individual is not a socialist or globalist.

3) The State has the right to control the media from hate groups (hate groups are defined as any group who is against the party or the people)

4) Medicine, education and food should only be provided by the State

5) They believe strongly that “each according to his needs, and each according to his talents.” 

6) Religion is useless and intolerant; Christianity especially, because it is hateful and turns neighbor against neighbor. This is why we ban certain books.

7) All races and all cultures are equal in a globalist world; we must all give up sovereignty to one idea that rules over all to ensure true equality, this is true communism and the Left in America and the CCP both agree to this principle.

In the past few weeks, as Dennis Prager points out in his sobering article , it almost seemed too easy for some Americans to turn against their neighbor and report them to authorities for gathering in parks or at homes. Very quickly some began to hoard and became fearful because their government told them the threat was imminent. Too easy for us to be told one day, shelter in place to flatten the curve to shelter in place, and now, a new dictum to stay in place until there is a vaccine, even if it means our economy and millions upon millions of lives are destroyed in order to prevent other people from dying of COVID19, a virus that.

Ironically, the press won’t talk about it as coming from China because we don’t want to appear as racist. Even during a pandemic the Left will assert its virtuous – but childishly empty ideology of pampering. 

I fear, as I have written about previously, that the American philosophy, itself the evolutionary result of the intellectual contributions from the Greeks, the Jews, the later Europeans, and the cumulative ideals of true liberty and Law will should stand against the tide of authoritarianism. But now, the people insist on being governed; the people are fearful of their own freedom, of the risk that comes from being free frightens the masses.

We want our comforts, we want our toys. We want to be entertained, and if we are told certain things must be done to maintain this status quo, there isn’t much resistance. And that is China’s greatest strength, as well as our greatest weakness.

We can thank our education system for this. The media and what it has become is a direct result of Sixties education, patterned on communistic, humanistic ideas of collectivism. (I can still remember the commercials for Coca-Cola, “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony;” it still rings in my mind just as it did 40 years ago.

The only difference was that we gave it a different name. We called is public education.

The tenets were the same. You work, you become a part of the collective society, you do what you are told because it is good for you, and the government will take care of the poor and the sick so you don’t have to worry.

The only thing that differentiates us from China is that we believe the individual has the right to protest injustice and he has a right to due process.

China is the future if we don’t push back. I’m not saying they caused this pandemic on purpose, but they are the ones who will benefit, especially if our country slips into a kind of totalitarian police-state similar to China because our economy has been utterly destroyed by a virus that came from a country who seeks to dominate the world, a virus that is now being used against us through fear.

The Left only sees that the destruction of the current patriarchy as the means to an end with this pandemic; a destruction of our capitalistic society, in their view, is welcomed.

The same is true for environmentalists who think free-market is the chief culprit behind climate change. But even if you get rid of the current patriarchy, and even if you get rid of dirty capitalism, do you really think a socialist-style country will make things better for Americans? Better for the world?

Once the U.S. is no longer the dominant economic power in the world, and China is – by default, they might no take us over, but they don’t have to. They will asserted their leverage over most of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. 

They are like the Borg. They absorb, assimilate, control and you end up serving the collective, the Party, the people, or whatever else they call it, but you don’t work for you. They are not troubled by immorality, religious conviction, or ideas of freedom and self-determination. The CCP believes these are fanciful childish illusions that could never be applied in society. People just cannot handle that kind of liberty, they end up becoming drug addicts, addicted to porn, or criminally insane, or worse, religious fanatics.

Can you now see that we are much closer to the end than you thought.

If you had asked me at Thanksgiving how 2020 would be, I would never have imagined….this.

And now we all have to deal with the reality that our country is a lot closer to being like China than previously believed, especially when you have a growing populace of people who actually like their ideas of social control and government justice better than our own.

Nigeria To Sue China over Coronavirus

Nigerian Lawyers Are the Latest to Sue Chinese Regime Over Spread of CCP Virus, according to the Epoch Times:

A group of Nigerian lawyers has filed a class-action lawsuit against Beijing over the spread of the CCP virus.

The lawyers are demanding $200 billion in compensation for the “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal daily existence of people in Nigeria,” according to a statement by Professor Epiphany Azinge, as cited by several Nigerian media reports.

Azinge, a member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal and former director-general of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, is championing the legal suit through his law firm Azinge and Azinge. Nigeria is a former British colony and now part of the Commonwealth.

The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, originated from central China’s Wuhan city. The virus has since spread to over 200 countries and territories, causing over 54,800 deaths in the United States alone.

Nigeria

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, to date there are at least 1,273 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria, with 40 deaths in connection with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The lawyers had concluded legal procedures for the class action against Beijing, according to the Daily Post.

“The team of legal experts planned a two-phase line of action: first is with the federal high court of Nigeria and secondly to persuade the government of Federal Republic of Nigeria to institute a state action against the People’s Republic of China at the International Court of Justice at the Hague,” the statement added.

Nigeria, an OPEC nation, is one of the world’s biggest oil exporters. The recent tumbling of oil prices amid the global pandemic has hurt the Nigerian economy.

“Nigeria’s economy is being threatened by the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated sharp fall in international oil prices,” Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said in a statement published on April 7.

The IMF has projected that Nigeria’s GDP this year would shrink by 3.4 percent.

The CCP virus has also devastated Nigeria’s aviation industry. According to an April 2 press release by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), there were 3.5 million fewer passengers on Nigerian airlines compared to last year, resulting in a revenue loss of $760 million, risking 91,380 jobs and $650 million in contribution to the local economy.

Post-pandemic, Nigeria has applied for more than $7 billion in emergency funds from international lenders, including the IMF, World Bank, and the African Development Bank.

On March 30, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari placed three states, Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory, under lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Since then, local media have reported people crying out for food because they do not have enough income.

Other Lawsuits

In the United States, attorney generals in Missouri and Mississippi have filed lawsuits against the Chinese regime over its cover-up of the virus, while American law firms have launched several class-action lawsuits.

The Chinese regime initially concealed the virus outbreak, including by silencing eight doctors who took to Chinese social media to warn people about a new form of pneumonia in late December.

Many U.S. lawmakers have criticized China for not being transparent about the virus outbreak, with some proposing bills to hold Beijing accountable for the spread of the virus, including by proposing to eliminate a legal protection under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) that insulates countries from being sued in the United States.

In Italy, local nonprofit ONEurope Onlus, an advocacy group that helps integrate foreigners and immigrants into a new country, is behind a local class-action lawsuit that seeks to take Beijing to local and international courts, seeking compensation for damage caused by the virus.

Italy is among the hardest-hit by the virus, with nearly 27,000 deaths and over 199,000 infections at the time of writing.

Also in Italy, local consumers’ association Codacons is currently working with U.S. law firm Kenneth B. Moll to evaluate a possible class action against China, according to an April 23 statement.

Hotel De La Poste, a ski resort hotel in the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy, recently presented a legal complaint to a local court, seeking compensation from China’s Ministry of Health for its loss of business, according to local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.

In early April, Arab News reported that Egyptian lawyer Mohamed Talaat was filing a lawsuit against the Chinese embassy in Cairo, demanding $10 trillion in damages caused by the virus in Egypt.Follow Frank on Twitter: @HwaiDer

Are We at War With China (And We Just Don’t Know it)?

by James R. Watkins

Has it occurred to anyone that we may be in a war with China, or more correctly, the Chinese Communist Party?

This is what happened, and I have reputable source information.

Sometime in the Fall at the Wuhan Bio-Safety Lab 4 a technician or medical worker had been bitten by a bat, one of 600 bats that were being subjected to testing of a SARS- like virus CCP had secured in 2009 from Winnepeg, Canada from a scientist who, oddly enough, died of a heart attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Jan 21, the same day China admitted human-to-human transference of this novel coronavirus that they, the CCP says came from a wet market nearby that sold wildlife, including bats.

Wuhan SEafood and Wifl Animal Market | AFR

Now, this is not confirmed, but apparently it is common practice for bio research labs, to save a few bucks, to dispose of animals when no longer needed. They are supposed to cremate the animals, but it is costly to do so, and if there is a buck to be made, why not sell livestock to a nearby market? This may be how the virus got into the market, but that is not how the virus started.

The tech or medical worker who got bit got a fever and went to a nearby clinic and was diagnosed by a doctor on December 1, and five days later the report came back with an unknown virus similar to SARS. The doctor who treated the patient from the Wuhan Lab got it,  then gave it to his wife, who died later. That same doctor,  was Dr. Li Wenliang, who then posted his report online to his 7 or 8 colleagues, who were all silenced by the CCP to refrain from discussing the new virus. This was in the 2nd week of December as more and more people started coming to hospitals in Wuhan with fever and respiratory problems.

Dr. Li Wenliang after contracting COVID-19 | Courtesy AFR

Wenliang died from COVID 19 and was later touted as a hero, but had been put under house arrest until his death to keep quiet about the virus. The CCP knew then, as early as the 2nd week of December, there was something amiss. Perhaps they didn’t know right away the virus had gotten out of the lab, but they would have known there was such a virus being tested in thier own lab in Wuhan, a mere 1.7 km from the seafood market.

They, the CCP were probably alerted when Dr Wenliang posted his comments online. But the ineptitude came as people in Wuhan were freely allowed to travel for several weeks, carrying the virus first to places like Iran and Italy, where there was robust travel and business dealings, then eventually through Europe to the U.S., and here we are now 60 days later with 20,000 dead in the U.S. and 500,000 infected.

In cannot be underscored that this virus came from Wuhan; the CCP knew for at least 30 days there was human to human transmission. The question becomes did they deliberately delay action as a declaration of war, knowing the virus would spread to the U.S. and cripple our economy?

Or, perhaps because the Chinese economy was about to crumble, thanks to the huge economic power of the US, and the Chinese were seeking retribution being forced to sign a deal on trade they didn’t want to sign (which was signed on Jan 16 in DC with a four member team of delegates from Beijing)?

Who can speculate?

But if this virus was the product of the #CCP, it becomes a question of intent, and if it was inentional, it was and is an act of war.

The world may actually be in World War III and we may not even know it. Some leaders may be aware, just not the masses – yet.

Once this realization starts to percolate among the masses the question we will all ask is “just how big of a threat is China?” and how do we, a group of civilized nations, grapple with the CCP moving forward?

US Coronavirus Infection Map Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Courtesy Johns Hopkins University of Medical Studies

The answer is that the CCP must be destroyed as a ruling party of China, or it must change from within by the good people of China, who deserve far better from their government.