10/4/20

Don’t Blame Trump: Wearing A Mask: My Body My Choice

By: Daniel John Sobieski

Despite no study anywhere and ever, peer-reviewed, double-blind, or whatever has shown masks to be 100 percent effective in blocking the spread of COVID-19, the jackals in the Democrat Party and the legacy media (sorry for the redundancy) are blaming President Trump for contracting the Chinese Wuhan virus, saying he had it coming and invited it through his propensity for not wearing a mask in certain situations. These buzzards circling his bedside at Walter Reed Medical Center have long called his campaign rallies “super-spreader” events, unlike the riots and protests which are magically COVID-proof.

No medical journal or institution has ever said we could get the COVID-19 infection rate down to zero. It is a nasty, pernicious virus, made in and deliberately allowed to spread worldwide by China. No one can pinpoint the exact moment or source of any individual’s infection. So to say if you had done x, y, or z you wouldn’t have gotten infected is absolute nonsense. You can mitigate your risk but not eliminate it.

Masks have returned as an over-hyped preventative, but in fact, they prevent little. As even the sainted and hypocritical Dr. Anthony Fauci has noted, unless you are wearing a custom-fitted N95 mask that medical professionals wear, masks provide more emotional security than actual protection. People are constantly touching their face and adjusting them. They pull them under their chin or let them hang from their ears as Joe Biden loves to do, spreading virus particles to other parts of the body and other people.

If masks were 100 percent effective, we wouldn’t need social distancing or a national lockdown. If masks were 100 percent effective, we could simply give incarcerated felons a mask rather than releasing them from prison to prey on the general population. We could give parishioners a mask and let them attend church on Sunday. We could send our kids to school rather than let them suffer in educational and social isolation, stinting their cognitive and emotional growth and leaving them prey to domestic abuse, drugs, and suicide.

If President Trump screwed up and infected himself and others by not wearing a mask during events, then explain the infection of Sen. Thom Tillis, who was wearing a mask during the Rose Garden ceremony announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a Supreme Court justice.

In early April, two physicians associated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Margaret Sietsema, an expert on respiratory protection, and Dr. Lisa Brosseau, a national expert on respiratory diseases as well as respiratory protection, cast doubts om this blind faith in masks and a national mask mandate as proposed by Joe Biden in a piece they wrote for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy entitled:” COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data”:

We do not recommend requiring the general public who do not have symptoms of COVID-19-like illness to routinely wear cloth or surgical masks because:

– There is no scientific evidence they are effective in reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

– Their use may result in those wearing the masks to relax other distancing efforts because they have a sense of       protection

– We need to preserve the supply of surgical masks for at-risk healthcare workers.

Sweeping mask recommendations—as many have proposed—will not reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission, as evidenced by the widespread practice of wearing such masks in Hubei province, China, before and during its mass COVID-19 transmission experience earlier this year. Our review of relevant studies indicates that cloth masks will be ineffective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, whether worn as source control or as PPE.

Surgical masks likely have some utility as source control (meaning the wearer limits virus dispersal to another person) from a symptomatic patient in a healthcare setting to stop the spread of large cough particles and limit the lateral dispersion of cough particles. They may also have very limited utility as source control or PPE in households.

Which part of that do Trump critics not understand? And where was there concern when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got her hair done at a salon otherwise closed to the public while not wearing a mask? Or when Dr. Fauci sat in the seats at a Washington Nationals baseball game while not wearing a mask?

Speaking of Dr. Fauci, how about his sage advice on masks and the now-you-need-them now-you-don’t flip-flop of the so-called “experts.” As Dr. Fauci discussed the matter on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on March 8:

When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.

“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes. 

While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their faces more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.

Perhaps that’s why Fauci took his mask off at a baseball game? It is not all that effective, is mostly for show and leads to a false sense of security. Masks are also symbols of compliance to the orders of the state and those politicians’ medical experts and media pundits who kept their jobs and paycheck while the rest of us were locked down and threatened with incarceration. This pandemic has been a dream for liberals – a chance to fulfill a dream to control every aspect of our daily lives.

There are so many things wrong with the picture of President Fauci taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game that one does not know where to start – and no it is not the fact that at that moment he is not wearing a mask. The first thing is that he’s there at all, unlike the rest of America that he forbids from watching a baseball game. They’d like to take in a game too but only Fauci, secure in the knowledge that he has a regular job and a regular paycheck, got to enjoy America’s new favorite national pastime, players kneeling during the National Anthem

Dr. Fauci took a break from his world tour long enough to take in a game and throw out the first pitch, which was predictably wild and to the left, the latest in a long series of curveballs he has thrown at us.

Fauci took umbrage at the question of where was his mask and why he was not social distancing with colleagues while he was sitting in the stands at the game. As the New York Post reported:

“I had my mask around my chin. I had taken it down. I was totally dehydrated and I was drinking water, trying to rehydrate myself,” Fauci insisted. “And by the way, I was negative COVID literally the day before. So I guess people want to make a big event. I wear a mask all the time when I’m outside. To pull it down to take some sips of water and put it back up again, I guess if people want to make something about that, they can. But to me, I think that’s just mischievous.”

In one image, Fauci was seen with his mask on his chin grinning at a friend to his right. In another image, Fauci looked straight ahead watching the game, with empty hands pointed toward the field.

You weren’t rehydrating yourself, Dr. Fauci, you were being a hypocrite, a fraud, and a liar. Why can you and your companions juke elbow-to-elbow while you and your ilk ban people sitting three to a pew in a church in observing the constitutional freedom of religion you took from them? The esteemed pundit John Nolte came to this conclusion recently on the pages of Breitbart:

…Fauci is a stone-cold liar. And if he’s not a stone-cold liar, his only defense is that he is a fraud….

For months Fauci has been everywhere, all over TV, urging Americans to lock themselves down, to abandon their jobs and their sick and dying family members, the small businesses they spent their lives getting off the ground; he urged us to drive our economy into the dirt, pull children who desperately need structure out of school, forgo once-in-a-lifetime graduations and graduation parties, cancel weddings and vacations…

Fauci’s message was clear, militant, terrifying, and relentless: If you don’t do these things, if you don’t sacrifice these things, if you don’t give up your liberty and prosperity, you are no better than a serial killer. The coronavirus is a unique and deadly killer, a particularly infectious and fatal disease, unlike anything we’ve seen in more than a century.

Unless, of course, you are Dr. Fauci and want to take in a baseball game. The rest of us watch the experts take away their constitutional rights under the guise of protecting our health. They are truly America’s huddled masses yearning to breathe free under the stifling oppression of government mandates. They watch threats to their health and safety grow as liberal jurisdictions release tens of thousands of felons onto the streets while calling for the defunding of ICE and the police. They can’t patronize our local businesses but rioters can burn them down. People going to church are stalked and ticketed but arsonists and looters are set free.

The Wuhan virus pandemic is a liberal/progressive dream come true. It gives them the recession they have prayed for, the only time they pray, to oust President Trump. Their reason for getting up in the morning is to enact laws and programs that control every aspect of our lives and the Wuhan virus gives them the chance to do just that. They are not letting this crisis go to waste moving swiftly to exercise the authority they do not legally have to shred the unalienable rights our Creator endowed us with and the Constitution that was written to protect them.

Those who won’t condemn Fauci and Pelosi for not wearing a mask ignore the fact that maybe they are on to something. They ignore the growing scientific evidence exposing the mask hoax:

The president of the Italian Society of Anti-infection Therapy said that there is “no scientific rationale” for wearing masks outdoors. Holland’s top scientists have come out strongly against mask-wearing. Denmark’s scientists have reached the same conclusion.

Masks are like chicken soup. They make you feel better. They may in fact be no more effective for most non-infected people as a Halloween mask and just as misleading. 

*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.

10/4/20

Clare Lopez on American Truth Project Radio on Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

By: Citizens Commission on National Security

CCNS member Clare Lopez Spoke on American Truth Project radio with host Barry Nussbaum last Sunday 27 September about the significance of President Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for his appointment to the Supreme Court.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/americantruthproject/2020/09/29/dems-unconstitutional-attack-on-barretts-catholic-faith

10/4/20

Who Wants President Trump Dead?

By: Cliff Kincaid

Cleveland Clinic, the sponsor of the presidential debate, admits that at least 11 positive coronavirus tests can be traced to members of the media or organizers of the event. This is either gross incompetence or malfeasance for a federally-funded organization supposedly specializing in health and welfare.

These mysterious people were “scheduled to work logistics/set-up in the days prior to the event,” the clinic says. Is it too outlandish to suggest that one or more could have been tasked with spreading the virus in such a way as to threaten the life of President Trump?

If there is a lesson the American people have learned about Trump in the more than three years he has been in office, it is that he has challenged the power of the Deep State. Nobody knows this better than Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, who once questioned why Trump would fight the intelligence agencies, since “they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

At a time when Netflix is running “Wormwood,” a drama about the mysterious death of a military biochemist in the CIA’s MK-Ultra mind-control program, liberals and conservatives have got to agree that the intelligence agencies will stop at nothing to impose their will on those who resist their plans.

To this day, nearly 20 years after the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, the FBI has still not officially figured out who did it, perhaps because the anthrax was stolen from a U.S. lab and used by al Qaeda terrorists. The truth is just to difficult to tell.

The truth is that U.S. intelligence agencies are thoroughly infiltrated by the enemies of the United States, who also happen to be Trump’s enemies.

In the case of Trump’s infection by the China virus, which quite likely emerged from a Medical Deep State-supported Chinese laboratory, the City of Cleveland went into slightly more detail, issuing  a statement about “11 [COVID] cases stemming from pre-debate planning and set-up.” It then added, strangely, that “the majority of cases” involved “out of state residents.”

To add more mystery, the city then said that because these cases “involve people in and out of state, some of whom may be continuing to travel,” it would try to interview and monitor them. They were “interviewed when possible,” which means some could not be located.

The clinic claimed, “It’s important to clarify the 11 people who tested positive never accessed the debate hall. These individuals were either members of the media or were scheduled to work logistics/set-up in the days prior to the event.” But it can just as easily be concluded that these people, whoever they are, had access to surfaces and spaces used by President Trump during the debate.

This is quickly developing into a medical scandal involving the life of the president and the fate of our Republic.

If President Trump is guilty of playing down the severity of the pandemic, as his critics say, in order to keep people as calm as possible about the nature of the virus, the Cleveland Clinic misled the president himself with disastrous consequences for the nation. It had claimed that “guests” at the debate, including the president and First Lady, had a “low risk of exposure” to coronavirus when they have subsequently tested positive.

Despite alternative theories, it seems likely that the president and First lady were infected at that presidential debate on Tuesday, September 29, where those 11 still-unidentified people with the virus were involved in debate preparation. Trump came down with symptoms later in the week and was whisked away to the Bethesda Naval Hospital, a place where some high-profile people such as anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy met their demise. He went in with a knee problem and died of hepatitis.

Like McCarthy, Trump is a sworn enemy of those in charge of the “national security” establishment.

It appears that Trump was in worse shape than previously believed and that he may have been given a hefty amount of the virus. But by whom? And how?

The FBI has not indicated it is undertaking any kind of investigation into the transmission of this disease. Perhaps the FBI is useless and can’t be trusted anyway. It may be the case that Trump supporters – and Americans in general – have to demand answers as to how the president was poisoned by the China virus.

The media, through their fake news and phony polls, are trying to blame Trump personally for getting sick.  The real issue is that the president has been targeted for personal destruction from the start of his presidency and that getting the China virus may be how the communist regime and its friends and allies hope to get rid of the leader of the Free World.

Meanwhile, Trump supporters are worried about the White House physician giving the president doses of Remdesivir, an unproven and experimental drug that can have very harmful side effects.

One leftist, an advocate of “Green Power” to save the earth, hopes that Trump’s political future is finished and that Senate Democrats  move to “deny Trump’s corrupt appointment to RBG’s pivotal Supreme Court seat.” That is in fact what Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding. But rather than being corrupt, the process is legal and constitutional and the nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a Christian mother and legal scholar.

This is what Trump’s enemies really fear – the restoration of America as a constitutional republic.

Anti-Trump Pope Francis has just issued “Fratelli Tutti,” a new encyclical on “fraternity and friendship” that attacks the greatest economic system the world has ever known. “The fragility of world-systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” says the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He calls for building “the alternative social structures we need,” code for socialism.

The Marxist Pontiff ignores the leadership of President Trump, now fighting to survive against the China virus, in assembling private companies to manufacture the equipment and drugs we need to treat and save the victims.

Sinister global forces are thinking Trump is on his death bed and victory is theirs.

The debate itself was held in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, a part of Case Western Reserve University and the Clinic’s joint Health Education Campus.

The Cleveland Clinic, which was serving as “Health Security Advisor to the Commission on Presidential Debates,” said it had imposed a broad range of risk-mitigation strategies “to help protect everyone within the space” of the actual debate, including:

  • Adding distance between seats.
  • Incorporating personal health screening and safety measures.
  • Implementing disinfectant measures.

But with left-wing activists celebrating President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, and hoping for his political and physical death, it would seem logical to examine what vetting process it undertook to make sure debate “organizers” and even “members of the media” were free of the disease.

Our media, exposed over the last three years as propaganda mouthpieces of the intelligence agencies trying to destroy Trump, are not interested in finding out what truly happened. Instead, it is another opportunity for them to bash the president and his supporters.

On the surface, the debate sponsors seem to have impressive credentials.

James Merlino, MD, was identified as the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Cleveland Clinic and Chief Health Security Advisor to the Commission on Presidential Debates for the 2020 General Election.

The Cleveland Clinic claims to be “Leading the Way in Innovative Research for COVID-19 Patients” and says it maintains a “research registry of nearly 23, 000 patients who have been tested for COVID-19 at Cleveland Clinic. These patients, the clinic says, have had positive and negative results.

It looks like the clinic may have been partly responsible for producing two high-profile COVID patients – the president and First Lady.

The Cleveland Clinic, which received $130 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2019, insisted that “everyone permitted inside the debate hall tested negative for COVID-19 prior to entry,” and that “Individuals traveling with both candidates, including the candidates themselves, had been tested and tested negative by their respective campaigns.”

After first refusing to comment on whether any proof was offered of negative tests, the clinic said it took the word of the campaigns that this was a fact.

The Cleveland Clinic got $199 million in federal coronavirus bailout money, the New York Times reported earlier this year. The paper added, “Last year it had so much money on hand — its $7 billion in cash helped generate $1.2 billion in investment profits —  that it paid investment advisers $28 million to manage the fortune.”

Yet, with all of this money, it still could not assure the health, safety, and security of the first 2020 presidential debate.

Rather than examine this scandal, Trump antagonists in the media like Chris Wallace of Fox News complain that Trump’s family did not wear masks while seated during the debate in Cleveland. But that was a distortion. Members of the family were shown wearing masks when they entered the venue. Once they were in physically distanced seats, some took them off. That was consistent with health guidelines.

The issue is whether Trump’s enemies could have somehow placed the virus in the vicinity of Trump or his family, exposing them to the deadly disease.

To cite the “experts” in the media, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says, “The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.”

The words “thought to spread,” and “mainly” are educated guesses.

Although some “experts” say that spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another, one review found a coronavirus can survive on a surface from 2 hours to 9 days. The National Institutes of Health says vaguely, “Viruses can live for a time on surfaces outside the human body.”

The president’s life is still in danger and we know that many people, here and abroad, want him dead. Before it’s too late, we need to uncover what may turn out to be the most diabolical plot in American history. All of those involved in preparing the debate and the debate stage have to be identified and interrogated.

Even while praising his doctors at Bethesda, Trump may understand that his sickness is just the latest attempt by his political enemies to destroy him. We will find out soon if he recovers sufficiently to resume his fight back mode.  Many are praying and rooting for him. His enemies are betting that he will retire from the field of battle.

*Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org.

10/4/20

Civilization(s) in Decline

By: Retired General Paul Vallely | CCNS

History tells us that a civilization or an empire has six stages of evolution.

  • Age of pioneers and/or explorers
  • Age of conquests seeking new land and resources
  • An age of commerce and agriculture ( and now technology)
  • An age of influence and class diversification
  • An age of affluence, education, intellect, and healthcare
  • An age of decadence and loss of values [i]

Some civilizations reach their peak of power, then collapse and remain in decline or even disappear. Others thrive for thousands of years. What accounts for the difference and what does it matter to the U.S.?  Does our civilization have what it takes to survive? With the United States seemingly at the height of its power and at the start of a new presidential term, Americans are increasingly concerned and divided about where we are going. How long can America remain ascendant? Where will we be as a nation 10 years from now and beyond? To save America and the world, we must rebuild the traditional culture of America, return to our traditions, values, and upgrade morality.

A collapse in a society can be characterized by the loss of cultural identity. These collapses can be caused by natural disasters (floods, fires, earthquakes, etc.), pandemics, prolonged warfare, pestilence, famine with depopulation of the society. A collapsed society or culture may revert to a more primitive state, absorbed into another society, and disappear completely. [ii]

In Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe, the author offers a sobering assessment of modern Europe and raises unsettling questions about the future. “At any time, the loss of all unifying stories about our past or ideas about what to do with our present and our future would be a serious conundrum,” Murray writes. “But during a time of momentous societal change and upheaval, the results are proving fatal. The world is coming into Europe at precisely the moment that Europe has lost sight of what it is.” Most significantly, Murray questions whether Europe is still Christian. He cites the absence of any mention of Christianity in the European Union’s new constitution, written in 2000, despite the efforts of Pope John Paul II and his successor. The EU instead wraps itself in high-flown rhetoric about “human rights” without any acknowledgment of their source.

Murray traces this crisis of identity back to the late 19th century, to two seminal events. First, the textual criticism of the Bible, originating in Germany and spreading throughout the West, undermined the Biblical foundation of Western Christianity. The second seismic blow occurred simultaneously, with the development of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Whereas it had been a foundational belief that a divine, awe-inspiring plan was behind all of civilization, it suddenly was widely held that science — not faith — held all the answers.

The challenge for Europe that it is coupled with a massive influx of immigrants and raises the more serious question as to whether European civilization and historic nations will even survive. First, the millions of immigrants who have entered Europe in the past five years have already altered these societies. When coupled with current birth rates for native and non-native populations, the impact grows quickly in future years. Second, there is little indication that these immigrants assimilate into Western civilization and European cultures and reside in ghetto “no go zones”.  Third, there is also little indication that the liberal democracies of Western Europe have the will, the leadership, or sense of purpose to require assimilation.

The death of Europe is “strange” indeed and is the result of fatal self-inflicted wounds by well-intentioned and misguided governments — governments that sadly mirrored the philosophical, spiritual floundering of their own people. You can also attribute the decline in Europe to weak and misguided leaders.

Unlike all previous civilizations, modern industrial civilization is powered by an exceptionally rich, non-renewable, and irreplaceable energy source—fossil fuels.  This unique energy base predisposes industrial civilization to a short, meteoric lifespan of unprecedented boom and drastic bust.  Megacities, globalized production, industrial agriculture, and a human population approaching 8 billion are all historically exceptional—and unsustainable—without fossil fuels for a considerable period.   And, while there are energy alternatives, there are no realistic replacements that can deliver the abundant net energy fossil fuels provide in the foreseeable future.

Unlike past civilizations, the economy of industrial and a high-tech society is capitalist in nature requiring a profitable operation and efficient organization. Production for profit is the driving force.  The unprecedented surplus energy supplied by fossil fuels has generated exceptional growth and enormous profits over the past two centuries.  But in the coming decades, these historic windfalls of abundant energy, constant growth, and rising profits may vanish.

However, unless it is abolished, capitalism will not disappear when boom turns to bust.  Instead, energy-starved, growth-less capitalism will turn catabolic.  Catabolism refers to the condition whereby a living thing devours itself.  As profitable sources of production dry up, capitalism will be compelled to turn a profit by consuming the social assets it once created.  By cannibalizing itself, the profit motive will exacerbate industrial society’s dramatic decline.

Unlike past societies and civilizations, industrial civilization is not Roman, Chinese, Egyptian, Aztec, or Mayan.    Pre-industrial civilizations depleted their soil, their forests, and polluted rivers.  But the harm was far more temporary and geographically limited. Once market incentives harnessed the colossal power of fossil fuels, the energy revolution began.

Human civilization’s collective capacity to confront its mounting crises is crippled by a fragmented political system of antagonistic nations ruled by corrupt elites who care more about power and wealth than people and the planet.  Humanity faces a perfect storm of converging global calamities.  Intersecting tribulations like climate chaos, rampant extinction, food and freshwater scarcity, poverty, extreme inequality, and the rise of global pandemics are rapidly eroding the foundations of modern life.

How people respond to the collapse of a capitalist civilization will determine how societies survive and what will replace it. The challenges are monumental.  They will force us to question our identities, our values, and our loyalties like no other experience in our history.  Who are we?  Are we, first and foremost, human beings struggling to raise our families, strengthen our communities, and coexist with the other inhabitants of Earth?  Or do our primary loyalties belong to our nation, our culture, our race, our ideology, or our religion?  Can we put the survival of our species and our planet first, or will we allow ourselves to become hopelessly divided along national, cultural, racial, religious, or party lines?

Great civilizations are not built in a day, nor do they collapse suddenly. Deterioration is gradual, therefore noticeable. In the Land of Israel, the First Temple was destroyed due to idolatry. The Second Temple was destroyed due to baseless hatred. In the 21st century, the subtler combination of irrationality with pusillanimity constitutes the fatal concoction. Our relationship to the obvious serves as an index through which the symptoms of decline are noted. Let all concerned for the commonwealth take caution, for here is how we sophisticated moderns lose civilization:

History reveals that great civilizations decline and fall due to internal erosion, not external invasion. Intrinsic corruption and corrosion invite outsiders to raid, rape, pillage, and plunder. Conquest is thus merely the coup de grace (a coup de grâce is a death blow to end the suffering of a severely wounded person or animal. It may be a mercy killing of mortally wounded civilians or soldiers, friends, or enemies, with or without the sufferer’s consent) – a finishing stroke in the aftermath of prolonged dissolution. In most cases, conquerors appear more impressive than they deserve because the conquered first methodically, albeit unwittingly, lay the groundwork for them. Any species of predatory brutes can kick in a Maginot Line, and most do.

Most historians and scientists agree that we are in the last stage of a declining civilization which is the age of decadence. All civilizations come to an end, some do it peacefully while others do it abruptly and with a lot of chaos. 2000 years ago, the Roman Empire was the most powerful and technologically advanced society in that era, yet they have fallen just like other civilizations but recovered in a new way.

Why is the US in decline? Many of the same reasons Rome declined.

  • Religion and Western culture are under constant threat and assault
  • There is an unequal application of justice in Europe and America
  • Decline and attack on the nuclear family
  • Increasing depravity in the media, art, and entertainment
  • Increase in violent crime and insurrection
  • Declining middle class
  • Moral decay with the approval of the government
  • Widespread government corruption
  • The combining of government and corporate power
  • The failure of people to act
  • Disease

The Roman Empire was the richest and most advanced civilization of its era, but this did not prevent it from falling. The decline of any civilization takes a long time and most people do not even notice it happening as all they see is that things are getting worse year by year.

Each civilization will have the same fate, it is just a matter of time. While we do see signs of a declining civilization throughout the western world there are civilizations that have just started the age of commerce and affluence and most of these countries are 3rd world countries. Eventually, 3rd world countries would rise after the western civilizations fall apart, making the western civilizations 3rd world countries.

What is different now from historical civilizations decline.

Destruction of the family core

During the past, several years there has been a war on core family values which eventually will lead to the decline of civilization as we know it. It is increasingly risky for a man to marry and have children, as around 50% of marriages end up in a divorce. Schools indoctrinate our children with liberal poisons. Socialism is presented as something positive. If any conservative child/student dares to speak out, he or she will be isolated by liberal teachers.  There is truly little or no education in history, patriotism, morality, or spiritual life. Internet almost works as a death trap, it constantly churns out poisonous programs filled with fake news, foul languages, violent /decadent programs.

Mass stupidity

We live in the most prosperous time for humanity, our technology has come so far that we no longer need to worry about basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. Nowadays most people take everything for granted, and few of them know the joy of a hard day at work. With the current culture of giving praises and celebrating people who lost in a race, what is the point of being first if you all get the same trophy and congratulations?

We live in an age where students think that communism is a viable form of government like everybody would have a good job, nice house, car, and so on. But history has taught us that communism does not work in the long run, everybody will be dirt poor except the ruling class. I have several friends from former communist countries, during that era once you got married you got a small apartment from the government, what people do not tell you is that everything was rationed like in a wartime situation.

Although Christian holidays were banned during the communist era, people still celebrated it in secret. Good old Christmas miracles during the communist era where every year somebody would snitch on a neighbor celebrating Christmas and the secret police would drag the entire family away. A couple of weeks later somebody new would move in and nobody from the neighborhood would dare to ask any questions of what happened to the family that has been dragged away.

The signs of a declining civilization are present all around us. We need to look up from our cell phones, Twitter, Facebook, and computers and take a good look at people’s and politicians’ behaviors. Every civilization will come to an end eventually. We must save America before the decline is so great that we cannot recover!

10/4/20

Is the COVID-19 Pandemic a Case of Vaccine Research Gone Wrong?

By: Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.) | CCNS

In an attempt to dominate global vaccine research and development, China may have hurriedly and recklessly applied genetic engineering techniques, creating and leaking a highly infectious and deadly coronavirus causing a worldwide pandemic.

Live-attenuated vaccines are a type of vaccine used for smallpox and childhood diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, in which a weakened or “attenuated” form of the virus that causes the disease is manufactured.

Because such vaccines are so similar to the natural infection that they help prevent, they create a strong and long-lasting, even life-time immune response.

The disadvantage of live-attenuated vaccines resides in the fact that, because they contain a small amount of the weakened live virus, people with compromised immune systems or long-term health problems often referred to as “pre-conditions” may be at risk.

It has now been suggested that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, may have arisen from laboratory experiments to produce a live-attenuated vaccine, a process that may have included genetic manipulation.

Over time, viruses have developed strategies to avoid the human immune response, allowing them to better infect cells and replicate.

Many SARS-CoV-2 patients develop only low levels of neutralizing antibodies and suffer prolonged illness compared to SARS-CoV-1, the coronavirus responsible for the 2002-2003 pandemic, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 evades human immune surveillance more effectively.

It is widely known that when viruses evolve to escape immune detection, they often suffer reduced fitness and become less infectious, yet SARS-CoV-2 remains highly infectious.

SARS-CoV-2 first binds to the human cell and then undergoes a membrane fusion process to gain entry, a process that is mediated by its spike protein.

The S1 component of the spike protein contains the receptor-binding domain (RBD) that binds to the human angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 receptor (ACE2), while the S2 segment of the spike contains the fusion-regulating element. At the S1-S2 junction is a furin polybasic cleavage site, which is involved in the separation of the S1 from the S2 section.

The RBD constantly switches between an “up” position that allows for receptor binding and “down” position in order to evade an immune response.

For membrane fusion and viral entry into the cell to occur, the spike protein must be split at the S1-S2 junction by an enzymatic process. The furin polybasic cleavage site facilitates that process by interacting with the enzymes of the human cell surface.

How then does SARS-CoV-2, which is highly-adapted for human infection, evade the immune response?

The dynamic state of the RBD may explain the paradox. That is the switching between an “up” position that allows for receptor binding and “down” position in order to evade an immune response.

It appears that the SARS-CoV-2 RBD exists mainly in the “down” position to avoid triggering the immune system.

The presence of the furin polybasic cleavage site not only can “pre-activate” SARS-CoV-2 for fusion and cell entry, but S1-S2 cleavage may also facilitate the adoption of the “up” conformation that is required for SARS-CoV-2 to bind to the ACE2 receptor.

According to such a scenario, SARS-CoV-2 is protected from an immune response until the very moment infection takes place.

How is all of that related to vaccine development?

In order to produce a live-attenuated vaccine for a coronavirus, you need an RBD that is highly specific for human infection, but one that is also exposed to the human immune system.

There are no known naturally-occurring coronaviruses with an RBD highly adapted for human infection and, at the same time, containing the furin polybasic cleavage site found in SARS-CoV-2.

It is feasible, therefore, that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted from the accidental laboratory release of a coronavirus being artificially modified for the production of a live-attenuated vaccine.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, who previously worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and conducted basic and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a member of the Citizens Commission on National Security. His email address is [email protected].

10/4/20

Trapper’s Quote Of The Week

By: Trapper Pettit

Only at a country’s tipping point can a company like Ford Motors make millions from producing police cruisers. At the same time, Henry Ford III sits on the board of the Ford Foundation that supposedly is donating millions to defund the police.

10/4/20

Trump’s Life Still in Major Jeopardy

By: Cliff Kincaid

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The big “news” on Saturday was that President Trump is getting better since being diagnosed with a China virus infection. But his treatments are questionable and he was taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, also known as Bethesda Naval Hospital, which is the subject of J.C. Hawkins’ controversial book, Betrayal at Bethesda.  

It’s a facility hailed by the president and many for first-rate medical care but is also known to be a location where controversial government and political figures can meet their untimely and unexpected ends.

Various reports have attempted to blame the COVID outbreak on Trump aide Hope Hicks, a White House event to announce the Judge Amy Coney Barrett nomination, or Trump not wearing a mask. But Hawkins said he was concerned how Trump, after weeks of an extensive work and travel schedule, had suddenly tested positive and came down with symptoms.

He said he was also surprised by how suddenly Trump was taken away from the White House and noted the case of James Forrestal, the former secretary of defense who supposedly “fell” from a 16th-floor window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital on May 22, 1949. In another mysterious case, anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy went into the hospital with a knee injury at five o’clock on a Sunday afternoon and was pronounced dead five days later from acute hepatitis.

In the always controversial case of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an autopsy was conducted at Bethesda so the government, according to some observers, could make certain claims about the manner of his death and cover up the nature of the plot against the president.

Of special concern to those alarmed about the activities of what has been called the Deep State, McCarthy’s death occurred at a time when the Senator was preparing to investigate the infiltration of the CIA by Soviet and Chinese intelligence operatives. Trump has some of the same enemies.

In Trump’s case, interestingly, the China-made illness comes just about 30 days before the election, as revelations emerge almost every day about the roles played by intelligence agencies such as the FBI and CIA in subverting the Trump presidency.

In one of the latest developments, Trump’s own CIA director, Gina Haspel, is alleged to be blocking the release of important documents about the agency’s role in anti-Trump coup plotting. Haspel had worked for Barack Hussein Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan, a one-time communist sympathizer who actually voted for the Communist Party candidate in a national election.  Brennan supported Trump nominating her to the top agency post.

In terms of medical care for Trump, who has recorded a video praising hospital doctors and staff, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said the president was being given the unproven and experimental drug Remdesivir, which is not approved for COVID or any other condition. Possible side effects can be almost as devastating as the coronavirus.

The physician treating President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, Conley has made some contradictory statements about when the president acquired the disease and was evasive about when Trump started receiving oxygen to help him breathe and avoid some of the lung damage from the China virus.

“My question is what happened in Cleveland, where the debate took place?” Hawkins said. “There are reports that some of the technical crew setting up the debate stage for the broadcast have come down with COVID.  Another report suggests that three members of the press pool have as well.”

Yet, Trump’s opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, claims he tested negative for the virus, despite being in close proximity to Trump.

Hawkins found it significant that all of this is happening during the nomination and confirmation process for Judge Barrett for the Supreme Court. Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer wants to delay the process, citing the coronavirus outbreak. Confirmation of Barrett could swing the Court to a possible 6-3 conservative majority.

Three key Republican Senators have tested positive for the China Virus (Lee, Johnson, Tillis) just this week. He asked, “Is that a coincidence?  Sorry, I simply don’t believe in coincidence.  There’s no such thing.”

He said “My mother always said, ‘Things happen for a reason.’”

He then speculates about sinister forces who may want to see President Trump dead. Such speculation may strike some people as a “conspiracy theory.” But Trump’s first three years in office have featured attacks on him personally and his presidency from U.S. intelligence agencies, as well as some military brass.

Hawkins cited a number of military personnel “who have been very critical and outspoken regarding their Commander-in-Chief.” He called them “traitors” who are in direct violation of Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. That provision says, “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

But Hawkins goes further, wondering if those opposed to Trump could try to gain access to him or his medical treatment, in order to assassinate him.

“With as little as we actually know about the virus and how it is transmitted,” Hawkins asks, “are there ways in which The Deep State can weaponize and target it against certain individuals?  Consider what the Russians have done with various poisons against their political enemies, even to the extent of carrying out black ops in foreign countries.”

Hawkins added, “Certainly, those Deep Staters who want to influence the election and deny a vote on the Barrett nomination before the election would have motive and possible opportunities to do so.”

In the case of Senator McCarthy’s death, Hawkins isn’t the only writer and researcher who asked how he could go into Bethesda with a knee injury and die of hepatitis. Conservative journalist Medford Evans wrote a book, The Assassination of Joe McCarthy, looking at what happened to the Senator after he entered “the dark tower of Bethesda.” He considered the possibility that some poison could have been placed into a drink or in the air, as he was in his hospital bed, in order to incapacitate and ultimately kill him.

The large number of people with access to Trump has also emerged as a major cause of concern for those worried about his recovery.

Hawkins said, “Those of us who’ve been hospitalized can recall the virtual parade of people coming in and out of our hospital rooms:  nurses, doctors, various technicians with equipment, people bringing food, orderlies cleaning, etc. So who will have access to President Trump? Is the Secret Service able to vet and limit access to a select few on such short notice?  Walter Reed is a huge complex with a multitude of possible access points.”

Hawkins said, “This is the same military hospital where I believe James Forrestal and Joseph McCarthy were murdered.  It’s also where President Kennedy’s autopsy was falsified.”

His controversial book was updated earlier this year with a new subtitle, “The Origins of the Modern Deep State & Fake News,” and includes an appendix, “The Deep State Mysterious Death List.” One of these is the official “suicide” of Clinton White House lawyer Vincent Foster that a prosecutor in the case had said was probably murder.

Hawkins said he is very concerned about the fate of the president.  “Since Donald Trump ran for the presidency, I’ve had a great fear that the Deep State would try to assassinate him,” he said. “In both my books and in columns on my blog, The Forgotten Street, I’ve raised that possibility repeatedly.  In my new book, I note the eerie similarities between President Trump and President Kennedy in terms of their vulnerability to the Deep State.”

The real danger remains a coup, Hawkins believes, “particularly one carried out by treasonous retired and active members of the U.S. military.” He cites a column by Frank De Verona of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association about planning for such a coup.

The column by De Varona, who has met personally with President Trump, warns that “diabolical people” think Trump will win in November and have decided to prevent his second term by “using any means” necessary.

Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org.