10/9/17

The Left’s Attacks Are Getting Personal

By: John Smith | Bomb Throwers

We have been treated to a year of rioting and violence over the mere hint that a conservative may speak at some college. The intolerant, fascistic, violent Left seems determined to demonstrate just how vicious and despotic its instincts are.

And the Left has apparently upped its game even further now. Well-known blogger and investigative journalist Warner Todd Huston woke up in the middle of the night this weekend to discover his car on fire. There is no reason to mistake this as some kind of accident and every reason to assume the worst. Over the past year, his house has been pelted with eggs and hate graffiti, his flags have been desecrated and destroyed, and now this. (Huston wrote his own account of what happened.)

According to Warner, in the first incident, a flag was removed from a flag staff on his house and left shredded on the front lawn. He replaced the flag, but within weeks it was gone. He put up another flag, this time of the U.S. Army seal. Shortly thereafter a corner of the flag was burned and above it was scribbled “Die Dogs.”

Charming.

Warner had already had his garage door egged. With the flag burned and the threatening message, he decided to file a report with the police. Then his garage door was again egged, this time with the message “racist” written on it.

Warner doesn’t hide who he is or what he does. He writes about immigration and the issues with Islam, along with many other issues of interest to real Americans. In the Left’s vernacular that means “racist!” But now their vandalism and destruction of property is no longer limited to statues and other symbols in public parks. Now it is getting personal, at least in Warner’s neighborhood.

After this second incident with the eggs and graffiti, he filed another police report. Finally, Warner awoke in the middle of the night Saturday at about 1 a.m. to notice a glowing outside his window. Going out to investigate he found his car in flames.

I was awakened by a noise outside my home. I can’t really say what the noise was as it woke me from a deep sleep … I looked at my window and saw what struck me as a strange light outside. So, I went to the front door …

The police came to investigate but claimed they couldn’t classify it as arson because there was no evidence. Warner, however, found a melted plastic bottle sitting on the seat where the fire started. He said the bottle cap was on the floor of the car and it smelled like gasoline. The bottle and cap will appear in the official firefighters’ photos, which were taken that night. We can only hope the police will find that evidence compelling.

Warner maintains his own website, Publius’ Forum, (www.publiusforum.com/). He began blogging in 2001, making a name for himself in the “blogosphere” early on. He got in on the ground floor at the urging of the late Andrew Breitbart when Andrew began his now-famous website in 2008. Warner has continued to write for Breitbart since then, in addition to many other publications that carry his work.

Huston’s son has set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising enough funds to replace his car. Huston says it was an old car, only covered by liability insurance. For most in this business, writing does not make one rich, or even comfortable. It is a labor of love and commitment to our beloved country – a nation now threatened by the forces of anarchy.

10/9/17

Destroying Whitey in Obama’s New World Order

By: Cliff Kincaid

A book by an associate of Barack Hussein Obama had predicted a “permanent progressive governing coalition” would be solidified by the presidential election of 2016. But the prediction in the book Brown is the New White ran into the reality of a Donald J. Trump victory.

This helps explain why Obama has not retired from the public scene and why, in tandem with loser Hillary Clinton, he has worked to undermine the peaceful transition to power of the Trump Administration. What really drives Obama & Company crazy are the white voters, mostly in the working and middle classes, who revolted against their “progressive” vision of society. Trump acted as an exorcist of Cultural Marxism, also known as political correctness, which was destroying their nation, their families and their jobs, through radical “identity politics” and unlimited immigration.

In announcing its immigration policy objectives on Columbus Day, the Trump Administration has once again touched a chord with Middle America and the previous “Silent Majority,” declaring that it intends to ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American workers and taxpayers.

As we have seen in the rejection of the unpatriotic NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem, the awakening that ushered in President Trump is still very much alive and is becoming cognizant that what made America into the most successful country in the history of the world has to be saved. Marxist penetration of sports has been a wake-up call to many people.

We also see a battle over Columbus statues. The International Socialist Organization asks, “Why is there a holiday honoring genocide?” Obama and his comrades share these sentiments. But they are reluctant to voice them publicly because European Americans are still a major voting bloc and are not giving up the fight for Western civilization. They see the legacy of the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and the spread of Christianity as developments to be honored and preserved. They do not want to see an America where natives celebrated a culture of death with beheadings and human sacrifices to pagan Gods. Some of these practices characterize radical Islam and its Sharia approach to America.

Christianity challenged paganism and mysticism and changed ancient cultures for the better. The pagan world had also tolerated and even celebrated abortion, infanticide, suicide, and homosexuality. Strangely, we as a nation are returning to these twisted “values” under progressive rule. Look at the Sunday Washington Post Magazine cover story on the “intersex rights movement” being “ready for its moment.” Pedophilia “rights” and psychedelic “medicine” are the next new frontiers.

Most people of different races and colors are just sick of it.

But since racial “supremacy” has become such a bugaboo, let us consider the dangers of the kind being practiced in black-ruled South Africa today. Some call it “diversity,” multiculturalism, or a form of “Brown is the New White.”

The ruling president, communist Jacob Zuma, a friend of Barack Obama, celebrates the killing of white people in song. Anybody who travels or has friends abroad is bound to notice the increasing numbers of whites who are fleeing South Africa. They are facing black racism, official discrimination, rising crime, confiscation of land and property, and lack of economic opportunity.

South Africa, you may remember, was supposed to be an inspiration for Barack Obama’s vision of what the United States would become – a rainbow nation full of multicultural bliss and harmony. Obama wrote the foreword for one of black South African President Nelson Mandela’s books. It turns out that Mandela was a secret member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), which operated through a front known as the African National Congress (ANC). Like Mandela, Obama was a covert communist who tricked a nation, with the help of the fake news media that wanted to elect Hillary as his successor.

In a sensational column, John Kane-Berman of the South Africa Institute of Race Relations writes about the secret plan to fool the white people of that nation into thinking they were going to be safe and secure in the new South Africa. He notes “an intriguing anecdote in the late Mario Oriani-Ambrosini’s memoirs.” Mario Gaspare R. Oriani-Ambrosini was a lawyer and political figure who was a Member of Parliament in South Africa with the Inkatha Freedom Party. His memoirs refer to Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, a black South African who has served as the Deputy President of South Africa under President Jacob Zuma since 2014.

Oriani-Ambrosini says:

“In his brutal honesty, Ramaphosa told me of the ANC’s 25-year strategy to deal with the whites: it would be like boiling a frog alive, which is done by raising the temperature very slowly. Being cold-blooded, the frog does not notice the slow temperature increase, but if the temperature is raised suddenly, the frog will jump out of the water. He meant that the black majority would pass laws transferring wealth, land, and economic power from white to black slowly and incrementally, until the whites lost all they had gained in South Africa, but without taking too much from them at any given time to cause them to rebel or fight.”

Kane-Berman writes of the ANC’s “policy of bringing about a national democratic revolution – although these remarks are routinely ignored by newspapers and nearly all on-line commentators. Either they do not take them seriously, or they do not wish to alert the frogs.”

He is alluding to the fact that the ruling communists in South Africa are practicing what is called the “two-phase revolution.” The first phase is the success of the “national liberation movement” in Soviet revolutionary theory. In the case of South Africa, it’s called the “national democratic revolution.” This is the phase in which non-communists are used as dupes. The second phase, under SACP leadership, is the “socialist revolution” and the introduction of a “workers’ state” (also known as a people’s democracy). In this phase, the so-called “vanguard element” comes forward and eliminates its former democratic and liberal allies.

Kane-Berman goes on to say that “…what Mr. Ramaphosa told Dr. Oriani-Ambrosini is in line with the ‘strategy and tactics’ documents the ANC and its SACP allies publish from time to time on the national democratic revolution. Implementation does not involve a ‘big-bang’ approach, because this would frighten the horses, or alert the frogs. An incremental approach is likely to be more successful. Move forward where you can, stage a tactical retreat if you provoke too much opposition, and then press forward when the time is more auspicious.”

This sounds like the ultimate strategy of Steve Phillips in his book Brown is the New White, except that Phillips is careful to emphasize the need for “progressive whites” to join in the elections for “a new American majority” of non-whites, culminating in the election of the “permanent” ruling elite. The “progressive whites” are the white people running Hollywood, the media, the tech industry, and the professors and their students in academia. The purpose is to convince enough whites that it is somehow in their interests to relinquish political power by opening up the country to people who don’t appreciate the country’s history and Judeo-Christian values.

President Trump is an impediment to their plans.

In South Africa, of course, the blacks didn’t need any white votes to take control.

At our upcoming November 10 Washington, D.C. conference, the brilliant analyst Trevor Loudon will explain the Phillips strategy in detail and present some interesting facts about Phillips’ leftist background. To give you a hint of what’s to come, consider that the Phillips Twitter account features a photo of Obama listening intently as Phillips outlines his plan to destroy the political power of the white majority. Obama is Phillips’ inspiration.

Obama has returned to the national and global stage because he understands a fierce reaction to his Marxist policies elected Trump. The rejection of the anti-Americanism in the NFL is another sign that the American spirit is alive and well. People are sick and tired of overpaid athletes taking advantage of America and then trashing the country.

Many Americans are beginning to understand the absurdity of saying that whites cannot have a racial or religious identity, but that Hispanics, Muslims, and blacks can. Honest progressives will have to admit that their “identity politics” is backfiring on them in a big way. Their policies produced the “white identity” they abhor.

Our November 10 conference will be devoted to ripping the mask off Comrade Obama, exposing his inner-most Marxist self, and identifying his billionaire backers and allies as his $500 million Obama Foundation takes off.

This conference, the most important since the Trump election, will set the stage for understanding America’s future and Obama’s plan for a post-Christian New World Order.

10/9/17

Chinese Dissident Spills Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans That Target The US

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of Bill Gertz over at The Washington Free Beacon. In the midst of all the tragedy over the last couple of weeks, an item of what I consider huge significance has gone unreported… except by Gertz that is. It involves a Chinese billionaire named Guo Wengui who is now a Chinese dissident seeking asylum in the United States. According to intel from Guo, the Chinese dispatched 27 intelligence officers to the US earlier this year as part of a larger campaign of subversion. He revealed an internal Communist Party document authorizing the Ministry of State Security to send the spies, described as “people’s police officers.” I call that news.

The Chinese government would very much like to get their commie paws on Guo. They want him returned to be dealt with. They also want to silence his disclosures of high-level corruption and intelligence activity. He is calling the Beijing regime corrupt and he wants a “revolution” to change the ruling system there. “My only single goal that I set myself to try to achieve is to change China,” Guo said through an interpreter during a National Press Club meeting attended by news reporters and supporters of the exiled dissident. Bill Gertz was at that meeting.

“What they’re doing is against humanity,” he said. “What the US ought to do is take action, instead of just talking to the Chinese kleptocracy.” Guo requested political asylum in the US last month with the Chinese hot on his heels. They have charged him with multiple crimes, which of course, Guo says are fabricated. I’m sure they are. One of the big names that Guo has leveled accusations at is senior Chinese leader Wang Qishan. He controls most of China’s finances and Guo says he is corrupt and has engaged in moving money and documents outside of China. Laughably, Wang is leading the country’s nationwide anti-corruption drive that critics say is cover for efforts by Xi to consolidate power. Of course it is.

The Chinese are going all out to get Guo back. They are using high-level diplomatic and economic pressure on the US to turn him over. Business leaders from China are also lobbying the US to repatriate him. That would be a death sentence. China’s Minister of Public Security, Guo Shengkun, met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. They discussed China’s demands concerning the return of dissidents. Sessions raised the issue of a Chinese-origin cyber attack against the Hudson Institute, a think tank that had canceled its plan to hold the press conference for Guo under pressure from China. The Justice spokesman, Wynn Hornbuckle, said China pledged their cooperation in investigating the incident. But they deny being behind the attack. We all know they were behind it, but this is the DC waltz with Chinese spies that is common. It was not disclosed whether Guo was discussed during the law enforcement and cyber security talks.

David Tell, a Hudson spokesman, told the Washington Free Beacon, the denial of service cyber attack was traced by investigators to Shanghai. An email details that a Hudson employee stated that he was asked to forward a message to institute leaders sent from a Chinese Embassy official on Sept. 29th. According to this email, Chinese officials “want Hudson to cancel the Guo Wengui event because he is a criminal and tells lies, that China is about to enter a sensitive time with its Party Congress, that hosting him would hurt China-US relations, and that this event would embarrass [the] Hudson Institute and hurt our ties with the Chinese government.”

Guo is evidently in possession of a number of sensitive internal reports. He used to be close to MSS Vice Minister Ma Jian, who was imprisoned last year on corruption charges. Guo claims he is a political prisoner because of his knowledge of corruption among Chinese leaders. Guo also says that he had planned to disclose three internal Chinese government documents during the Hudson event. But instead he burned the documents after the event was canceled. That sounds a bit odd, but he probably had a good reason for doing that. Perhaps he felt those close to him had been compromised. Regardless, Guo says that he is maintaining close ties to supporters that are within the Chinese government and that he can still obtain internal classified documents. Simply possessing the top-secret document he distributed at the press conference could get a person jailed in China for three to five years. The document was issued by the National Security Council, a new Chinese government and Party entity headed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

The MSS operatives will work under cover at the Bank of China branch offices and at Chinese diplomatic facilities in the United States.

The document is labeled “top secret” and dated April 27. It was released by Guo at a press conference in Washington during which he appealed for the U.S. government to wake up to the threat posed by China and counter it.

Guo said the authenticity of the document was confirmed by the U.S. government.

The directive to the MSS was formally called “The Request for Instructions on the Working Plan of Secretly Dispatching and 27 People’s Police Officers, He Jianfeng and Others from the Ministry of State Security to the United States on Field Duty in 2017.”

“We approve in principle,” the report says, adding “please carefully organize and implement.”

According to the document the MSS should follow Chinese ideology set out by the late leader Deng Xiaoping, as well as the concepts outlined in speeches by Xi, the current leader.

The document is one of the first internal documents to reveal how China is expanding intelligence activities targeting what it calls “hostile forces” in the United States.

The report details how the MSS was directed to “go according to the need of the strategic arrangements” of the Communist Party “against overseas hostile forces, strictly abide by our national principles of state security work on the United States, and use the opportunity of the rise of our comprehensive national strength and Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations tending to ease to further expand the scope and depth of the infiltration into the anti-China hostile forces in the United States.” These agents were to enter the US clandestinely in phases and “use the cover of the executives of the state-owned enterprises in the United States, such as the Bank of China (New York) to carry out solid intelligence collection, to incite defection of relevant individuals, and to conduct counter-espionage, etc.” The Chinese spies were told to focus on “extraordinarily significant criminal suspects, including Ling Wancheng, Guo Wengui, and Cheng Muyang, etc.” Ling is the brother of Ling Jihua, a former high-ranking Chinese official who China has accused of illegal activities and who defected to the United States in 2016. Cheng is a real estate mogul in Canada who China also accused of illegal activities. “If necessary, they should also actively support, cooperate with, and assist the personnel in the United States who conduct the United Front operations, diplomatic operations, and military intelligence operations to carry out related business,” the document states.

The Chinese government uses the United Front to influence operations to coopt Americans into supporting Beijing’s policies. They find many willing Marxists not only in DC, but on both coasts of the US. The directive urges the spies to “make contributions for further crushing overseas anti-China hostile forces.” The US is simply lousy with Chinese spies and has been for a long, long time. The MSS is encouraged to seek to strengthen the organization and provide after actions reports to the senior Party leadership. “We have friends all over the world … those who provide the documents are among the most senior people, including the current Politburo standing committee,” Guo said. “My material is real. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be afraid of it.”

Since the April directive, Guo claims an additional 50 spies have been sent to the US. China’s Public Security Ministry issued a statement denying China was behind the hack of a law firm representing Guo and the Hudson Institute. The ministry also disputed the authenticity of the document. “An official of the Ministry of Public Security states that, China paid close attention to such allegations and launched immediate investigation,” the statement put forth. “But no evidence has been found that China and its government have been involved with these incidents.” The Chinese also said that the documents revealed by Guo “utterly clumsily forged and full of obvious mistakes.” They would not clarify, but offered to help investigate the cyber attacks.

Guo is stating that China is currently engaged in a three-pronged campaign of subversion in the United States he labeled “Blue-Gold-Yellow,” with each color standing for a different line of attack. Blue represents large-scale Chinese cyber and Internet operations. Gold is for China’s use of money and financial power. Finally, yellow is part of a plan to use sex to undermine American society. Seems as if that one is pretty much done. Another program is the “Three Fs.” This is the plan to weaken the US, throw the country into turmoil and ultimately defeat America. Sounds a lot like Cloward and Piven.

Guo was imprisoned in China after the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and spent 22 months there. Chinese police also shot and killed his brother. After that, he became an entrepreneur, while preparing to expose corrupt Chinese leaders, a process he began in January. China has frozen $17 billion of his assets in China and they have imprisoned his business associates and his family. The Chinese are paranoid over this guy. Authorities are harassing those who even discuss Guo and it’s being referred to as “Guo Wengui-phobia.”

Guo left China in 2014. He is an outspoken critic of the country’s Communist Party. He now resides in New York. His accusations against the leaders of China have garnered him a huge following on Twitter and YouTube. For its part, China has issued a global “red notice” through Interpol for Guo’s arrest. Although the exact charges against him remain unclear, the country’s state-run media has previously accused him of bribing a vice-minister. And, in August, Chinese police opened a new investigation against the billionaire on rape charges. Guo is also facing a series of defamation lawsuits in the US from various Chinese individuals and companies. He denies all the allegations against him. I hope he has really great security, because China considers this man to be a big threat to them and they will stop at nothing to get him back.

10/9/17

Was The Unemployment Numbers As Ugly As The Headlines Suggested?

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

The headline numbers of September’s jobs report were disappointing. Non-farm payrolls contracted for the first time in seven years, albeit August’s data was revised higher. The unemployment rate however fell to the lowest level since February 2001.

At the risk of becoming too technical, non-farm payrolls are determined by calling 140,000 plus businesses employing over 400 workers and asking whether or not they are hiring.

The unemployment rate is determined by calling approximately 60,000 households asking whether or not they have a job.

The labor participation rate (LPR) is an overlooked data point that I think is of great significance. This measures the percentage of people who have a job or are actively looking for a job. If the person exits the work force, that person does not count.

September’s LPR rose to 63.2%, the highest level since August 2013’s 63.3% level. Analysts thought the LPR would remain flat at 62.9%. If the LPR stood around 2009’s level of about 65.7% when the great recession ended, the unemployment rate would be around 8.5%, or about double today’s 4.2% rate.

It was summer 2013 when Dodd Frank started to be implemented. Full implementation was September 2014. The LPR began its decent in August 2013, bottoming two years later in September 2015 at 62.4%. It remained mired around this level until January 2017.

Capital formation is the life blood of capitalism and job creation. Without such, growth will be anemic. Dodd Frank restricts capital formation and job creation. I think there is a direct correlation between the LPR, Dodd Frank and wealth/job creation.

The great job generation era of 1996-1997 was where 90% of jobs were created by small businesses that are defined as companies employing less than 499 people. The LPR was consistently around 67% during this era. Dodd Frank is a major reason why small business creation has been stifled.

In June 2017, Dodd Frank was repealed in the House. Reiterating, I think this repeal is directly related to a rising LPR and 3.0% economic growth.

And then there are rising wages. Wages in September rose at a pace considerably faster than expected. Some are blaming the distorting effects of the hurricanes. Only history will state whether or not this is an accurate conclusion.

This week is the commencement of earning season. How will the early results be interpreted?

The economic calendar is comprised of the Fed Minutes from the September FOMC meeting, various inflation indices, retail sales and sentiment surveys. What will this data suggest?

Last night the foreign markets were quiet. London was down 0.24%, Paris was down 0.01% and Frankfurt was up 0.03%. China was up 0.76%, Japan was up 0.30% and Hang Sang was down 0.46%.

The Dow should open quietly. The bond market is closed today for Columbus Day.