By: Joan Swirsky | Canada Free Press
After the 2016 presidential election of President Donald J. Trump, I stopped counting the numbers of Republicans and Conservatives who told me how unpleasantly life had changed for them.
Through eight years of President George W. Bush––even through the Reagan years, they said––they could still speak to their friends and relatives and agree to disagree about political issues.
But the reaction to the Trump presidency, they told me, was so extreme, the hysteria so sustained, the venom so poisonous, the rationality so nonexistent, that they couldn’t even go to a happy affair like a birthday party or wedding or dinner at a restaurant without World War III breaking out.
No surprise. While glamorous billionaire businessman and TV star Donald Trump had been lionized for decades before he became president by the very people who are vilifying him today, while office-seeking Democrats held out both hands for his generous contributions to their campaigns, and while leftists like Oprah and the fake-news media whores considered it either a privilege or a scoop to interview him, all that changed when he descended the Trump Tower escalator with his dazzling wife Melania in June of 2015 to announce his candidacy.
WHY THE CHANGE?
Indeed, why did the “tolerant” Progressives display––and exhibit to this very day––such florid and feverish intolerance?
Why did the thug groups of the Left––like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Occupy Wall St.––step up their violence and downright anarchy in their anti-Trump protests?
Because of the existential threat candidate and now President Trump posed to their hundred-year ambition to destroy the America they loathe––the America that embraces free markets and capitalism, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, free speech, the right to bear arms, et al.
To the horror of all those socialist/communist-admiring Progressives, the empire-builder Donald Trump turned out to be a rock-ribbed believer in everything they detest:
- American Exceptionalism.
- The urgent importance of a strong military.
- The simple sanity of closed borders.
- Deep respect for the working-class people who built and run not only his buildings but America: electricians, plumbers, masons, elevator operators, on and on and on.
- The destructive nature of high taxes.
- The strangulating effect of strangulating regulations.
- The clinical insanity of selling out to China, Iran and other countries.
- The consummate fakery of the media and most polling companies.
Yes, the Progressives had just about succeeded in actualizing their destroy-America goal––eight years of Barack Obama and his socialized medicine (Obamacare), socialized education (Common Core), eviscerating our military, and funding terrorist states like Iran. All they needed was eight more years of Hillary.
SMELLING THE COFFEE
I happen to live about 18 minutes from New York City, in one of the meccas of leftwing madness on Long Island. In my suburban community, a Marxist Forum actually exists, voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots for Democrats, including a state legislature that not long ago stood on their feet and applauded a law to allow mothers in labor to end the lives of their fully developed, nine-months-in-utero babies literally one minute before birth. You read that right––applauded!
It’s a community––much like those in far-left California, Oregon, Michigan, et al––that spoon-feeds socialist propaganda to preschoolers straight through high school and college; mandates that students watch Al Gore’s film on the hoax of global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth”; teaches the Gospel of Victimization for everyone––except those big bad white men and capitalists––and features six-foot posters of the Cuban communist mass murderer Che Guevara in their classrooms. Really.
As it happens, I was raised in a strict and religious home that voted Democrat. After high school, I married, had three children, and moved to New York. Having been a truant in high school and then happily having skipped college, my mind was relatively uncontaminated by the leftist sewage that afflicts most people on the East and West coasts.
My education came from real life. For instance, one day I read in our local newspaper that a vote was being held to welcome 75 students from a lower-income neighborhood in Queens to be bussed into our town in order to attend our “superior” schools.
My husband Steve and I voted for this proposal because we had grown up in New Haven, CT, where race relations were harmonious. Our high school’s president was black. I was the co-captain of the cheerleading squad with a beautiful black girl; Steve was a New-England Championship winner on a basketball team with four black guys (they affectionately called him the “light bulb”).
These experiences were so ingrained in our hearts and minds that when we moved into our first home, we hosted the New York Times-sponsored Fresh Air children for three consecutive summers.
But back to the referendum. To the absolute shock of the leftwing powers-that-be, it was resoundingly defeated. Although I was completely apolitical at the time, a neighbor urged me to attend a gathering to protest the vote.
That was when I went to my very first school board meeting. I was about 25 at the time, and my kids were about 7, 5, and 2. At the meeting, the smooth-talking school board president––the wealthy owner of several baby furniture stores––said the following: “The community has spoken. But the community is wrong. We are going ahead to extend the invitation to those students in Jamaica, Queens, in spite of the vote.”
Sitting there, I remember saying to myself: “I don’t think that’s legal!” Silly me, I thought that when you voted for a person or policy, that was the decision of “We the People,” and if you didn’t like the vote, you had to fight harder the next time to get your opinion voted into law.
For me, it was a vivid picture of dictatorial, fascistic, arrogant leftism in living color. And although I didn’t know the language of politics, I knew this species was not for me.
I knew it again when my sanctimonious neighbors told me I should join them in supporting the boycott of lettuce spearheaded by Cesar Chavez in 1970 because he wanted lettuce pickers to have the right to form their own union. Then I found out they sent their children to the supermarket to buy the lettuce!
A few years later, when my youngest child went to kindergarten, I decided to enter nursing school. The same thing that attracted me to conservatism attracted me to nursing: Facts!
I always tell people that if they were my patients, and I was calibrating IVs or drawing medications into a syringe to go into their veins, I would never do these things based on my feelings or instincts or emotions. Why? Because the correct dose could cure you, and the incorrect dose could kill you.
And yet, feelings and instincts and emotions are the three arch criteria on which Progressives base all of their misguided policies––always to the detriment of America!
By the way…the principal of the Jamaica high school in Queens wrote to Mr. Smooth-Talking school board president, saying that he would never let his students attend schools in a community that didn’t want them.
LIKE SHOOTING FISH….
Today, left-right debates have devolved into the children known as leftists resorting to acting-out temper tantrums and vicious name-calling, and the grown-ups, known as conservatives, usually remain slack-jawed at what they are seeing and hearing.
My own exchanges, however, are usually hilarious––and certainly revealing of the aberrational “thinking” of leftists in general. As an aside, they are always scowling during these exchanges, and I am always smiling…yet another thing that drives them mad.
Progressive: Trump is only lowering taxes for his rich friends.
Me: I understand….you like high taxes.
Progressive: Well, I’m not saying that….
Progressive: Trump is only quashing regulations to get pro-union votes.
Me: I understand…you like waiting three years to get a new roof on your home.
Progressive: Well, I’m not saying that…
Progressive: Trump is spending all our money on the military.
Me: I understand…you like a weak military.
Progressive: Well, I’m not saying that…
Progressive: Trump is a racist for closing our borders.
Me: I understand…you would never get a lock or alarm system on your home.
Progressive: Well, I’m not saying that…
You get the picture. Whether it is Democrat governors or senators or representatives or candidates for office, the rationality factor, the sane factor, the intelligent factor, the pro-American factor is simply missing.
Happily, an overwhelming majority of Americans have both eyes and ears. They are watching. They are listening. They are keenly aware that Democrats are not on America’s side.
By: Tabitha Korol
Two men who meet in the name of peace believe themselves capable of declaring what is right and just for the entire world.
Early February 2019 ushered in a momentous event, the joint signing of a covenant, “The Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,“ by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, the head of Sunni Islam, and the Roman Pope Francis for a One World Religion. The historic ceremony was held in front of religious leaders of other faiths as a call for peace between nations, religions, and races, although historically, Islamic peace is never achieved and it is they who continue to wage war. The declaration of peace, freedom, and women’s rights is indeed a beautiful document as described by Vatican News. Yet the imam is one man and the Islamic blood lust has maintained its presence in our world for 1400 years as a tribute to its founder, affecting even its own with intimidation and rules of torture, murder, and suicide. Islam is the one religion that has been incompatible with the others and the Pope would do well to question whether Catholicism and the others would be willing to relinquish their own laws to accommodate the one that demands their elimination, in the quest for peace and a one-world religion.
Indonesian Muslim scholars also agreed to boost harmony and spirituality over the violence of the past by encouraging a school curriculum for “teaching Islamic history that contains the compassionate character of the prophet.” The suggestion is hardly comforting if it is the same prophet who beheaded the 600 to 800 Jewish men of Medina and enslaved the women and children, and whose descendants continue to engage in the same art of decapitation by the sword and bondage into the perpetual future.
Islam is a complete 100% system of life with religion being the camouflage for the legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The Koran is designed to emotionally and physically control every aspect of human life for the devotee and the kafir (non-Muslim) through mind control via five-times-daily prayers and speech control, as well as through threats and wanton violence. Worldwide, Muslims exercise a disproportionate influence on others and work to get the ruling government of the nation they invade to permit them self-rule, sharia, first within the confines of their limited living quarters but eventually with the immutable goal of establishing Islamic law throughout the land. They are commanded never to assimilate in their host culture and to destroy crosses and overtake churches. Thus are the indigenous people victimized and engulfed. It is safe to say that Muslims, through Hijrah, are making headway in virtually all the countries of the world, although recognizably not at the same pace or using the same technique. Muslims are a factor in 95% of the world’s wars and gaining ground so that a totalitarian regime’s signature to such a virtually submissive pact is suspect.
Islam sees itself as superior to all other peoples and takes offense at signs of progress accomplished by cultures that preceded it. To that end, its goals are to destroy those cultures’ histories and replace them with their own – to present themselves as the original and best of humanity when all others are gone. Allah’s Messenger said: “By Him (Allah) in Whose Hand my soul is, surely the son of Mary [Isa (Jesus)] will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims), and will judge mankind justly by the Law of the Quran (as a just ruler) and will break the Cross and kill pigs and abolish the Jizyah [a tax] ….” (Bukhari 3:2222)
Christians who do not accept Muhammad and the Qur’an are considered the vilest of created beings: “Nor did those who were given the Scripture become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah (alms). And that is the correct religion. Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Book and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the most vile of created beings.” — Qur’an 98:6 It is prudent to note that while most religions give alms (tzedakah, in Hebrew), and Israel is invariably the first responder to any nations in need of help during natural disasters, Islam specifies that alms and aid not be given to those who do not honor Islam.
Just as Mohammed captured and has since had full control over Mecca and Medina, Islam established a mythic link to overtake Jerusalem, and Rome is in its sights once again as its fourth holiest city. Vatican City is 100% surrounded by massive, 39-foot-high walls built in the 9th century for protection against the Saracen pirates who pillaged St. Peter’s in 846. From that first jihad attack into Rome in 846, Islam declared Rome would follow the fate of Constantinople 500 years before, and the Christian basilica would become a mosque. This, then, is tyrannical globalism and its underlying raison d’etre, with which the Pontiff has signed a peace pact. Although his is a noble mission, without written rules of agreement and, indeed, trustworthy mutual compromises, it may still be too soon to prepare for celebration.
There is no doubt that there were some globalist spectators to the historic event, who, if included in the event, would tirelessly campaign for eliminating nationalism and border sovereignty. To facilitate the control of the world population, they prefer overarching establishments, such as the EU (European Union) and WTO (World Trade Organization) to have control and make decisions for all others. Can we – and should we – trust someone at the top to decide our fuel needs? food and quantity requirements? How about medicines and treatment accessibility? our education, entertainment, and available technology? Can the administrator be capable of making impartial, unemotional judgments, and what if he/she allows personal biases to direct the making of decisions that affect the rest of us? We must be guided by our own local supply and demand issues, the obtainability of goods and services, or be overtaken by a socialist economy that always results in scarcity, poverty, hunger, and death.
if one or some of the attendees hold communist leanings, with the belief that man is incapable of self-governing, the stronger master will be put in charge. Such an ideology controls the information circulated, the art produced, the leaders to follow and the thoughts to ponder, and leads to arrests without due cause, punishment without trial, forced labor by humans owned by the state. Contrary to the Commandment, Thou shalt not steal, private property will be eliminated, goods commonly owned, production controlled and distributed to others, and the freedom to earn and benefit in accordance with the individual’s productions seized.
Judaism has been a persistent annoyance to Islam for 1400 years. Would the Roman Catholic Church now consider joining Islamic forces or would Islam agree to lay down its billion swords? Is the Holy Father aware that Islam’s open warfare has already declared, “First comes Saturday, then comes Sunday,” meaning, once Judaism is obliterated, Christianity will follow. Yet, how can there be an agreement when even word definitions differ so drastically? To the Pontiff, peace is the absence of war and the hope of amity throughout the lands. To the imam, peace is Allah’s blessing to make war against the infidel and bring all to submission, and it is the submission of all that is seen as peace.
Although I have no personal investment in anyone’s belief choice, I am fully attentive regarding their future deeds. I favor the continuation of the Church’s position of “subsidiarity,” which is to support, but to not interfere with, a community’s internal life, whereas Islam has its finger firmly positioned on every aspect of human and communal life. Would Islam agree to alter the Koranic dictates and eliminate corporal punishment in its rule or would the pope acquiesce to meting out severe pain for select insubordination? How would their view change the people’s autonomy over their own culture, health, and safety and over individual national sovereignty? Would any group that’s given complete dominion over how we live, how we conduct our personal lives or our business affairs, and how our wealth is spent, truly rule with our best interests in mind? Globalists seek a dictatorial society.
History has provided us with many leaders. Would the ruler of the new globalist world be a Pericles? a Moses? a Charlemagne? Or a Mugabe? a Pol Pot, or a Hitler?
Does the Pope understand that his new friend may represent his steadfast adversary? Putting our future in the hands of a few is a decided threat to the United States Constitution. We have had enough history to learn what should be obvious, that the more power is removed from the people, the more power would be consolidated to those in control. This is a menace not to be ignored, no matter who sits at the summit.
By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American
This past week there was a news item that showed up on Facebook about a criminal who accidentally shot himself in the “package” with his own pistol while committing a robbery. It turns out it happened in Chicago and the story was from 2017 and was making the rounds again. I know we’re not supposed to laugh, but that’s just too good not to at least smirk as Karma unloaded on that idiot.
It reminded me of a crime scene from back in the early 70s when I worked as a Crime Scene Investigator; before such a designation became popular. Basically, the department assigned some low seniority patrolman, which would be me, to carry a latent fingerprint retrieval box and a camera in the trunk of the police car for those times when a detective wasn’t available.
It wasn’t a glamorous job at all, oftentimes being sent to the morgue to lift prints off a ‘John Doe’ to figure out his identity. Think about having to get up close and personal with a stiff body that had already begun to stink and having to take a ‘dead man’s spoon’, some ink, and then transfer each finger’s print onto a flat piece of card stock.
Yeah, that was a fun and exciting job. So glad I moved on within the department, directing evening rush hour traffic; now that really was fun. Somehow that fun and exciting job as CSI became a popular television series; folks will believe anything that comes out of Hollywood.
I did get to take pictures with a fancy 35mm camera at various crime scenes. As I recall, there was another CSI who had a morbid sense of humor. When I say morbid, that means much more so than most other police officers since that’s probably a character trait required to be a police officer… where was I?
Anyway, not a great way to start a sentence; but anyway, this officer would take slide film of his own and take pictures of crime scenes and then drop a slide of a really nasty one in with his vacation pictures when relatives came over asking about how much fun he’d had. Apparently the department didn’t think too highly of this and he was let go; imagine that…
Getting back to surprise endings for a crime scene… The best one I was ever mixed up with involved several locations all tied in with the same suspect, there having been a robbery, subsequent search for the suspect involving an empty school bus by two police officers, and then the suspect finally being shot by a security guard down the street…but I’m getting ahead of myself.
The suspect ‘allegedly’ (I love how that word has to be included) robbed a small convenience store using a pistol and got away with a handful of dollars, a couple of packs of cigarettes, and some candy which he’d stuffed under his shirt. He fled through an apartment complex with several police units that were close by when it went down in the area looking for him.
A two-man unit decided to check out a school bus that had been parked on the street overnight. The lead officer was going through the bus, looking under every seat as he worked his way towards the back of the bus. His junior partner was standing on the landing of the bus with the door open keeping an eye out for the suspect.
Sure enough, the suspect came running in the direction of the school bus, pistol still in his hand while looking for any police that might be chasing after him. The officer in the bus ducked as the suspect took a shot at him and then returned fire. The awkward manner in which the officer was standing caused him to lose balance and he fell backward into the bus while the suspect continued on down the street.
From the evidence at that location the suspect did get hit by the officer’s bullet, striking him in the stomach. There was a blood trail that was easy to follow; again I’m getting ahead of myself…
The officer in the back of the bus thought his partner had been shot and, putting it delicately, lost his composure. He was normally an excellent shot with a pistol and had the medal hanging on his shirt to prove it, but that wouldn’t explain the back window of the bus being shot out from the inside of the bus or the multiple bullet holes that exited the roof of the bus.
Yeah, I had to take pictures of all the bullet holes and I don’t know how it came to be, those bullet holes were listed in the official report as having come from the suspect’s pistol as he shot at the officers inside the bus.
As I mentioned, the suspect continued running away from the bus and towards yet another small convenience store where there were several cars parked and a security guard standing in front of the store. The suspect began shooting at the security guard and the security guard began firing at the suspect, all the cars in the parking lot sustained damage.
The suspect’s pistol ran out of ammunition; but that didn’t stop him from aiming at the security guard and continuing to pull the trigger, “click, click…and click”. This didn’t sit well with the security guard who still had bullets in his pistol as he shot the suspect several times at close range, “Kablam, kablam and kablam”. The last shot apparently removed the suspect’s “package” and the rest tore up most of his gut and chest.
The suspect was loaded into an ambulance with a limited chance of survival while I was called out to gather evidence and take pictures. As mentioned, I took pictures around the school bus to include the spot where the suspect dropped the money along with the candy and cigarettes that were on the ground.
I then took pictures of the cars that had bullet holes and completed my supplement report, the one that would be assigned with the primary reports filled out by the officers assigned to each location’s criminal report.
Here’s where it got interesting… About a year later I received a subpoena to attend District Court on this incident. It surprised everyone when the suspect, the one everyone expected to die from his wounds, yeah, that suspect walked into court and pled not guilty. It later turned out that the State of Texas and his attorney worked out some kind of plea deal so I never got to bring my “Eight by ten glossy color images of the crime scene” into court (a reference to the tune, Alice’s Restaurant).
In my best Paul Harvey voice, “… and that’s the rest of the story…”