Mrs. Miniver, Antifa and BLM

By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American

While watching an old black and white classic movie, Mrs. Miniver, the idea occurred that there were many similarities with our present-day struggles.  The first similarity is that we are a peaceful people for the most part with no desire to impose on others, much as the people of Great Britain during the time leading up to and during their war with NAZI Germany.

The primary character, Mrs. Miniver, as portrayed by Greer Garson, quietly goes about sharing her good-natured spirit with most everyone she comes in contact with.  The railway station master, James Ballard, gets permission to name a rose after her, a rose that exemplifies all that is beautiful as he prepares to enter it in the local flower show competition.

Mrs. Miniver goes about life observing the challenges of a nation at war, a war that touches many around her, to include her son as he enlists in the RAF to do his part.  Her concern for each individual is matched with her concern for their way of life and the threat to England as a nation.

A German plane had been seen to crash in the vicinity of their small village and the pilot was on the loose.  Mrs. Miniver came across him in their garden, but he had the drop on her as he followed her into the house to hide and obtain much-needed nourishment.

Splashing milk down his uniform while consuming whatever food was available, this arrogant agent of the Third Reich rattled on about how their military had taken Poland in only two days.  Hate spewing from his lips as he boasted, “Thousands of people dead in only two days”, and as he railed on, “We will do the same to you.”

Somewhere in my mind, I was seeing a different enemy, arrogant bullies priding themselves on having created fear among the people, a people with no desire to impose their will on others.  I was recalling recent images of Antifa and BLM “protestors” as the left-leaning news media called them, doing their best to wreak havoc on our metropolitan cities.

(Image of Antifa burning American Flag courtesy of redwhiteandright.com)

Antifa and BLM aren’t protesting racial injustices as we were led to believe; they are domestic terrorists, enemies of our country who’ve been hiding among us; but with the opportunity of civil unrest have come out in the open.

They wear face masks to keep from being identified; but they are openly spreading fear by killing innocent bystanders under the false flag of racial equality, assassinating police officers, looting and burning businesses along with tearing down statues or defacing monuments built to honor those who have fought and died to protect a liberty-loving people.

Could an enemy from a hostile country be any more destructive?

What about governors and mayor who’ve bowed to these terrorists, those who’ve instructed their police departments not to engage; but to permit these criminal acts?  What about the judges and district attorneys who release those arrested for looting and burning down buildings…release them back onto the street with little or no bail?

Are they acting in our best interests or have they joined the movement to destroy our nation?

There’s a scene in the movie where the family is hunkered down in a makeshift bomb shelter while enemy fighters strafe and bomb all around.  Their children are asleep; but with each passing moment, they can be seen clutching tightly to their blankets while their parents read aloud from Lewis Carroll’s, Alice and Wonderland.  Their world is being blown apart, all that is dear and sacred is under attack.

Isn’t that much the same as our nation right now?  Aren’t we praying to survive the next attack, praying our children will inherit a land of liberty rather than have to submit to the terrorists trying to destroy our peaceful republic?

Read into Mrs. Miniver’s composure what you will; but there is strength, dignity, and resolve to uphold the standards by which our culture is built.  Win or lose the fight, it is our duty to stand for what is right and true.

As the movie came to a close, the small congregation meeting in what was left of their bombed-out chapel, their minister addressed them as he pointed to the empty seats indicating the loss of a choir boy and then mentioning the loss of Mr. Ballard who’d only two weeks prior had won the award for his beautiful Miniver Rose.  Then he mentioned the loss of the recently married young Carol Beldon, the camera focusing momentarily on the young RAF flyer/husband grieving the loss of his wife and Lady Beldon grieving the loss of her granddaughter.

“We are all in this fight”, the minister proclaims, the roof of his chapel partially missing as a wave of British aircraft is seen headed towards harm’s way overhead.  It’s not just the military, but each of us has a stake in this war.

And so Mrs. Miniver, the character, and the movie has shown us all how we are to bear up under this current attack which has all the earmarks of a declared war on those things we consider sacred and of worth.  Our individual liberty, our families, religious beliefs, and constitutional republic have nothing to do with racism as has been claimed.  Antifa and BLM are at war with civilized society and it is our duty to stand firm.

t-f-stern-1Self-Educated American, Senior Edi­tor, T.F. Stern is both a retired City of Hous­ton police offi­cer and, most recently, a retired self-employed lock­smith (after serving that industry for 40 plus years). He is also a gifted polit­i­cal and social com­men­ta­tor. His pop­u­lar and insight­ful blog, T.F. Sterns Rant­i­ngs, has been up and at it since January of 2005.


Jeffrey Epstein Celebrates Gay Pride from the Grave

By: Cliff Kincaid

Jeffrey Epstein’s deep and dark secret is out. He was a gay deceiver. Let’s remember this fact on Stonewall Day, June 26, as Barack Hussein Obama emerges from the shadows to celebrate the anti-police riots at the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn back in 1969.

The latest and best Jeffrey Epstein book, A Convenient Death, by Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, strongly suggests that Epstein was a mastermind of a pedophile network serving the rich and powerful that involved gay blackmail, similar to the Lavender Mafia in the Roman Catholic Church that protects and rewards pedophile and predator priests.

This new book provides the circumstantial evidence that Epstein’s deepest and darkest secret was that he was a practicing homosexual and that, as sick as this may sound, his entourage of young girls provided a cover story that actually made him seem “respectable” to the movers and shakers in New York and Washington, D.C. Billionaires like Bill Gates associated with Epstein after he was convicted of sex crimes.

He may have been bisexual, but the book makes it clear that homosexuality, blackmail, and extortion were behind his initial acquisition of wealth and power. Later, Epstein used the young girls to provide blackmail material on other elites.

The title on the book cover has the word “convenient” separated by a hyphen to appear as “con-venient.” That means Epstein was a con man whose death was also a con, in order to make it appear he killed himself. Part of the con, the book suggests, was his reputation as a man interested in women and young girls. Epstein, one former associate told the authors, was ashamed of being gay and so had sex with women as part of a “supermacho” image he carefully cultivated.

The authors refer to the “Epstein scheme of providing young kids for the sexual pleasure of world elites,” citing a well-informed source. Notice the word “kids” rather than just girls. That’s not a slip. The authors cite a report that Epstein “liked boys.”

Whatever the ultimate truth behind the accounts of hiring young girls as prostitutes, which continue to be the subject of various lawsuits against his estate, the blockbuster revelations of this book begin on page 157 and relate to how Epstein, known to investigators as “the boyfriend,”  used his alleged sexual relationship with a major businessman to acquire control over some of his fortune. He then built up his own financial fiefdom that he used to spend money on transhumanist and technocratic schemes, some based at Harvard University.

With the assistance of high-powered lawyers such as Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who “investigated” the Clintons but covered-up the murder of Clinton lawyer Vincent Foster, Epstein protected himself and his network, serving only 13 months in a country-club arrangement at a local jail. He had the best lawyers that money could buy, as well as associates in such eminent organizations as the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission.

The “Convenient Death” book offers evidence that he used sex to acquire power and influence over others through blackmail. The authors cite Epstein’s relationship with a one-time CIA front company and add that Epstein “openly encouraged speculation that he was involved with intelligence agencies.” The implication is that Epstein used these sexual relationships, including homosexuality, to get what the intelligence agencies wanted out of his targets.

Trump is counting on his Attorney General, William P. Barr, to get to the bottom of the corruption. But Barr is a former CIA analyst whose own father had hired Jeffrey Epstein at the Dalton School “to teach the children of Manhattan’s leading families.” A college dropout, Epstein got the job even though he fudged his resume.

Goodman and Halper note that Attorney General Barr has vowed to investigate Epstein’s “co-conspirators” but we can see that nothing much is happening. They write that, “The so-called co-conspirators would remain uncharged and unnamed as of the time of this writing, despite there being ample evidence that Epstein had assistance in carrying out his crimes.” The implication is that people in federal agencies, perhaps some of Epstein’s blackmail targets, are stonewalling an accounting of Epstein’s crimes.

With Attorney General Barr celebrating gay pride at the Department of Justice and Trump’s former gay director of National Intelligence pushing to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism across U.S. spy agencies, we may begin to understand why the Epstein scandal is likely to stay buried with Epstein.

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


Do the Left and their Allies in the Media Really Not Get It?

By: Roger Aronoff | Gulag Bound

Do they really not get it? Do the liberals, leftists, Democrats, and establishment mainstream media (obviously a lot of overlap among those four entities) really not see that there was a plot, a plan, a conspiracy – call it what you will – by the highest levels of the Obama administration, to spy on, electronically surveil, plant informants, and ultimately crush and defeat the Trump presidential campaign, and then the Trump presidency?

Can they really look at the Horowitz Report from December of last year and not believe that the “17 significant errors” made during presentations to the FISA Court were actually corrupt acts meant to deceive the judges on the court? For example, changing a document to say that Carter Page was a Russian asset when they knew that he was a CIA asset so that they could order surveillance on him. For example, using the Steele Dossier and Christopher Steele, who had been fired by the FBI as a “confidential human source.” In addition, “Steele played a ‘central and essential role’ in obtaining the FISA authorizations and was represented to the court as ‘a reliable source’ even though his own handler warned Comey and McCabe that Steele was not reliable and was uncorroborated and that his principal sub-source was ‘a boaster, egoist . . . [who] embellishes,’ according to Steele himself. Yet the source was asserted to the FISA Court to be ‘truthful and cooperative.’”

Can they not see that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was cleared by the FBI of having done anything wrong in his talks with the Russian ambassador, before deciding to re-open the case, and then setting him up during a January 24 White House meeting to try to get him to say something that they could eventually indict him for? And that his guilty plea for giving false statements to the FBI didn’t mean that he was admitting to have committed a crime, but rather it was a settlement agreed to that kept Flynn’s son from being indicted, and kept him from going completely broke?

Do they not recognize the double standard, and that Andrew McCabe walked free after lying to the FBI, and that Comey, Brennan, and Clapper lied to the FISA Court and to Congress so they could carry out their plan to bring down Trump, who, much to their surprise, defeated Hillary Clinton in November?

If they didn’t know from two-and-a-half years ago that Barack Obama was, at the very least, kept informed from the outset, as memorialized in Lisa Page’s September 2, 2016 text to her lover and fellow FBI conspirator Peter Strzok that “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” then surely they know now that the notes from the January 5, 2017 meeting in the White House have been released, showing a plan underway to get Flynn. Don’t forget that Strzok wrote about an “insurance policy” in case Trump happened to win. What could that have been referring to?

In addition, the recent release of the transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee reveals that many key figures in the Obama administration knew early on that there was no evidence that Trump conspired or colluded with the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. But until those transcripts were finally released this [May}, they and their allies in Congress and the media lied and claimed that evidence exists proving that Trump had coordinated with Russia. Robert Mueller couldn’t find such evidence, and he knew it long before he reported it. Adam Schiff was still claiming “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.” Those key Obama administration figures include James Clapper, Ben Rhodes, John Brennan, Loretta Lynch, Samantha Power, and of course, Rep. Adam Schiff.

What about that January 5, 2017, White House meeting in which Obama made clear that he knew about the investigation of Michael Flynn, and was fine with withholding information from the incoming Trump administration since he was so carefully doing it all “by the book,” as Susan Rice wrote to herself on Trump’s inauguration day. Joe Biden was at that meeting, and he was one of the people who unmasked Michael Flynn. What did he know and when did he know it?

The fact that our media are so corrupt is apparent and has been for many years. We understand that they hate Trump at CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the broadcast news networks. Will any of them have people on their network to explain all of these issues, and examine them in an honest, open way? I conclude that the answer is no. To them, these stories don’t even deserve to be examined, because, of course, they are all “conspiracy theories based on no evidence.” They basically share the view of the woman who wrote in The New York Times that “I believe Tara Reade. I’m voting for Joe Biden anyway.” They must know the truth, but it doesn’t change their politics or their reporting. Orange man bad. Anything goes in the effort to help the Democrats win back the White House and Senate.

They are far more concerned with defeating Trump than they are with practicing real, honest, journalism. The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg made that clear back during the 2016 election. He suggested that “reporters could abandon their objectivity and engage in ‘oppositional’ journalism because then-candidate Donald Trump was ‘an abnormal and potentially dangerous candidate.’” He gave reporters permission.

Who among them is willing to stand up and admit they were wrong, and walk away from the lies? Who will put honesty and “equal justice under the law” above party loyalty? You, Chuck Todd? You, Wolf Blitzer? You, Andrea Mitchell? You, Brian Williams? You, George Stephanopoulos? We’ll be waiting, but not expecting much. The reality is that it comes down to John Durham, the prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Barr to look into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation. Durham apparently has a grand jury and loads of evidence of corruption. The question is, can he, will he, put together the facts in such a way as to result in indictments for some of the key participants in this conspiracy.

Obama cabinet 2015

Roger Aronoff is the executive director and editor of the Citizens Commission on National Security. Aronoff founded the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He has produced and directed six documentaries, and produced a weekly series on PBS called “Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg.”


Democrats Exposed as the Racists They’ve Always Been

By: Joan Swirsky | Canada Free Press

They say that out of every bad thing comes a good thing. Ask any mother who has been through a 20-hour labor!

The same can be said of the criminal behavior of the Marxist-inspired radicals––Antifa and Black Lives Matters––which eclipsed the legitimate outrage that followed the horrific murder of George Floyd by a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, MN.

This crime called for reform of the Minneapolis Police Department, which had ignored 18 grievances against Chauvin. But that is not what happened.

Instead, the peaceful protests against this savage act were obliterated by the professionally orchestrated, bountifully financed rampage of the above-mentioned anarchists-cum-terrorists through American cities and suburbs, leaving a massive swath of destruction that included dozens of black-owned businesses and dozens of white-owned businesses that employed black citizens. So much for Black Lives Matter!

What a beautiful tribute to George Floyd––God spare all of us such a Memoriam!


However, the good that came out of this disgraceful, destructive, criminal behavior was the willingness of many black conservative commentators and writers to tell the American public what Democrats and their leftist media lackeys have been concealing from the public for decades.

  1. Since the 1960s, the welfare system rewarded single black mothers with lifetime financial support which resulted in every generation for the last 60 years with fatherless homes—in short, the destruction of the black family. When the mothers worked outside the home to make ends meet, their children were left to the streets to admire the rich pimps, drug pushers and other criminals who became their role models….a doomsday scenario for every child.
  2. Public schools run by Democrat-controlled unions and benefits-infatuated teachers and administrators allowed generations of illiterate students to “graduate” without the knowledge or skills necessary to be productive members of society. Just mention the name Eva Moskowitz to any leftist and you will be assaulted with vile language and the deep hatred Democrats feel toward the woman who runs upward of 25 Charter Schools in New York City, schools attended by children from black ghettos who pass the Regents with flying colors, score high marks on the SATs, graduate from high school and go on to top-flight colleges (without the “benefit” of Affirmative Action). This is tragically unlike the children who attend public schools and go on to survive either through lives of crime or welfare dependency.
  3. The result: a disproportionate number of blacks––mostly men––in prison, representing a complete waste of potentially vibrant and contributory lives.
  4. And the women? Most Planned Parenthood facilities are located in minority neighborhoods… on purpose! In fact, 25 percent of abortions performed each year are on black women. The founder of these baby-destroying factories, Margaret Sanger, as John Nolte reports, was an impassioned eugenicist who spoke before Ku Klux Klan groups. On December 10, 1939, in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Eugenics Society––in the context of discussing the Negro Project, which she developed in concert with white birth-control reformers––Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” The Planned Parenthood Federation of America aborted 345,672 babies during the 2018 fiscal year, which equals approximately 86,500 dead black babies. So much for Black Lives Matter!
  5. Democrats conceived of and implemented Sanctuary Cities which flout federal immigration law in protecting illegal aliens from deportation and prosecution. These laws go further in providing cradle-to-grave benefits like taxpayer-funded free food, free housing, free medical care, free schooling, and of course welfare payments. The result, of course, is that the states who subscribe to this communist philosophy are both crime-ridden and bankrupt. The cost is in the multibillions of dollars, which could and should have been spent on better schools, jobs, and living conditions for black citizens, but never is and never was. So much for Black Lives Matter!

John Nolte asks what the following cities have in common:

Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia,  Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville…

  1. They’re all run by Democrats, many for generations.
  2. They’ve all been looted and burned by left-wing Antifa terrorists and other Marxist groups over the past few weeks.
  3. These riots are wholly-owned, supported, indeed applauded by the Democrat Party.

Here is but one example:

Democrat Run

Make no mistake: all of the above actions were taken with one overriding goal in mind: to accumulate votes for Democrat candidates. The strategy was obviously to keep minority populations dumb and dependent, the better to convince them that hope for a better future lay right around the corner.

If you go to horrible schools, you’re not going to keep up on politics and you are going to listen to sermon-spouting “reverends”––like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, et al––who tell you what to think and who to vote for, while they are making millions and their gullible acolytes are barely getting by. So much for Black Lives Matter!


But now that President Trump enacted the unprecedented prison-reform First Step Act, and created an economy in which black people have enjoyed the highest employment rate in American history––money in their pockets, unlimited opportunity, increased awareness of the slave mentality of the Democrats––which political party will this minority population vote for?

As I said, good comes out of bad. A black vote of 20 percent, and quite possibly 30 percent for President Trump, will teach the Democrats that even their most cherished “value”––abortion––is not enough to keep the black population loyal to their historically empty promises and innate racism.

Joan Swirsky — Bio and Archives

Joan Swirsky is an award-winning author and journalist. Her work can be found at joanswirsky.com.


Stop Pandering to Leftists’ Systemic Racism “Big Lie”

By: Lloyd Marcus

Folks, I realize many of you are going through the same range of emotions as I am as I watch leftists’ full-blown war on our country.  One part of me wants to produce a YouTube video in which I scream at all the idiots pandering to the scumbag hate groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  The other part of me says, Lloyd, you must remain calm and simply deliver facts.

In the Bible, Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den for refusing to kneel in worship to a government leader.  Daniel said he kneels only to the true God.  Here in the United States of America, Antifa is demanding that white America literally kneel in worship to Black Lives Matter, an evil false god.  Shockingly, Democrat congressional members, mayors, and governors along with major corporations, churches, and indoctrinated white youths are kneeling.

Etched on my brain is the image of the sea of yellow school buses I saw as a child with my dad at the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

I heard Dr. King say, “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

“I have a dream that one day … there in Alabama, little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as brothers and sisters.”

Dr. King would be appalled how his vision of racial equality and unity has been perverted into an anti-Christian movement that demands that whites hate themselves, kneel, and beg forgiveness for being born white.

Fake news media and Democrats repeatedly use the bullying tactic dictating what everyone must say and think about an issue.  Anyone who dares to go against their narrative is high-tech burned at the stake in the public square.  Here are a few examples of the growing long list of topics we are not allowed to tell the truth about.

People have been fired for stating the scientific fact that a man cannot transform into a woman.  A broadcaster was fired for stating the biblical truth that “all lives matter.”

The left’s latest “Big Lie” that we don’t dare reject is that America is irreversibly infected with “systemic racism.”  Sadly and frustratingly, Christian broadcasters, corporations, and politicians are on their knees, bombarding us with TV commercials pledging to fix the cruelty blacks are suffering at the hands of racist white America.  Their cowardly surrender to the “Big Lie” turns my stomach!

Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

As a proud and grateful American who happens to be black, I challenge leftists to show me this mythical “systemic racism” that is supposedly making life in America hell for me and my fellow blacks.

“Systemic racism” is a big lie to keep blacks voting for Democrats who have been promising to fix it for over 50 years.  The real and greatest enemy of black Americans is “monolithic loyal voting for Democrats.”  Every city in which blacks are suffering from failing schools, black-on-black homicides, fatherless households, gangs, drugs, incarceration, and poverty have been controlled by Democrats for decades.  If BLM was really about empowering blacks, they would angrily protest Democrats rather than white Americans, statues, old movies, U.S. history, and free speech.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so done with leftist political hacks being allowed to bully the masses into embracing their divisive, racial hate–generating, anti-Christian, and evil socialist/communist agenda.

President Trump’s speech at his rally in Tulsa, Okla. further confirmed that despite fake news media’s Democrats’, Deep-Staters’, and #NeverTrumps’ unprecedented evil and unlawful efforts to transform him into a sycophant of the Washington, D.C. swamp, Trump remains solidly one of us.  He understands us.  He talks like us.  And he wants what we want for America!  Praise God!

Our president said, “The choice in 2020 is very simple.  Do you want to bow before the left-wing mob?  Or do you want to stand up tall and proud as Americans?”

“Joe Biden and the Democrats wanna prosecute Americans for going to church, but not for burning a church[.] … They believe you can riot, vandalize, and destroy, but you cannot attend a peaceful pro-America rally.”

My fellow Americans, we are so blessed to have President Donald J. Trump.  Remarkably, Trump has been able to defeat Democrats’ long list of schemes to transform our country away from the divinely inspired vision of our Founding Fathers.

Trump must be re-elected in November.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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Trump Must Break Up the Big Tech Monopolies Now

By: Cliff Kincaid

A conservative website, The Federalist, is crying about Google censorship because of a threat to “demonetize” the site. Excuse me if I don’t shed a tear. There are excellent conservative sites that don’t get one red cent of Google ad money but stay in business through donations from readers or other independent sources of revenue.

Mine is one. That’s America’s Survival, Inc.

The story demonstrates the power of Google, which owns YouTube, but also the failure of conservative politicians, including President Trump, to do anything about the power of Big Tech over the last three years. Trump ran on a platform of breaking up the Big Tech monopolies but only acted in a minor way recently when Twitter censored and silenced him. Trump simply issued an executive order noting that the monopolies are in that position because of a law passed by Congress, Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

The executive order is interesting but of no practical value. It’s also too late. But the ability of The Federalist to get attention from Fox News says a lot about the priorities of the conservative elite.

A more serious matter involves VDARE, a website that opposes unlimited immigration and favors the traditional racial and cultural identity of America. It is in danger of losing its domain name registrar because of left-wing pressure.

The Federalist came out of nowhere but quickly became the news and information go-to source for Fox News. Sean Davis of The Federalist was on Tucker Carlson’s show griping about the left-wing crybabies at NBC News working with a foreign entity that got Google to threaten to demonetize The Federalist’s platform. The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech was on “Fox and Friends” and then the Fox “Media Buzz” show on the same topic.

Clearly, The Federalist has friends in high places. Indeed, the publisher is married to Meghan McCain, daughter of Cindy McCain, who is worth a reported $200 million.

The Federalist can be a good source of news and information but the idea that missing out on a few crumbs from Google’s platform of monetary profits doesn’t seem like a big deal to those of us who have been struggling against left-wing censorship for many years. Both sides censor. Some of my recent columns criticizing the Trump presidency have been “censored” or published with disclaimers on some sites so as not to offend a pro-Trump audience. That’s just the way it goes.

Joy Pullman, the executive editor of The Federalist, rejected a piece two years ago on the LGBTQ movement by writer Amy Contrada. “No real reason was given for the rejection,” Contrada told me. She had copied Domenech and Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist (and now Fox News contributor), at the time, asking for their take, but heard nothing back from them. It was then published at Salvo, a Christian magazine.

These days, however, Pullman is strongly critical of the recent Justice Neil Gorsuch ruling in favor of gay and trans rights, and even recommends Mass Resistance, where Amy Contrada works, as a resource.

It’s too bad The Federalist was late to the fight.

It was also wrong about Gorsuch since it had run a piece claiming that he was a staunch defender of religious liberty. By contrast, I had published two columns about his spotty record, with one noting that the hearings on Gorsuch’s nomination did produce controversial comments suggesting that “he could turn out to be a member of the court’s liberal bloc on issues like gay marriage, abortion, and even gun rights.” That’s exactly what happened with the LGBTQ ruling.

I wrote, “The conservative media are not raising the questions that they should about this nominee. They seem to have accepted the notion that President Donald Trump has nominated a true conservative, backed by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, and that nothing more needs to be done or said, except to rubber-stamp his nomination.”

Davis co-founded The Federalist with Domenech, who married into McCain money through his wife Meghan McCain, a “moderate conservative” co-host of the left-wing women’s show “The View.” Meghan occasionally takes conservative positions but is known for her animus toward President Trump, never a fan of her father, the late Senator John McCain, a peddler of the Russia-gate fake news Steele dossier.

Ironically, Cindy McCain is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of all time, having said that “we all knew” about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his sex trafficking. Who’s “we?”  We’d like to see The Federalist take on this story.

The funding of The Federalist, other than through Google ads, is unclear, but the co-founder of RealClearPolitics.com, has been listed on papers for the entity and is alleged to be a funder of some sort.

My own advice for Sean Davis and Ben Domenech is to man up and decouple themselves from Google’s ad revenue. Tucker Carlson’s former site, The Daily Caller, sends information to “Patriots” or “premium members” who pay to get ad-free news. The Federalist can do the same. Or it can tap into the McCain fortune.

The story of The Federalist’s rise to prominence is an interesting one.

I had never met or even heard of Ben Domenech before the controversy erupted over the Washington Post hiring him as a blogger back in 2007. The Post, which hired him after supposedly checking his credentials and background, then fired him after discovering instances of his alleged plagiarism. In a strange display of affirmative action, he was supposed to be their token conservative voice.  Today, that position is taken up by Jennifer Rubin, a faux conservative who despises Trump.

I didn’t know that Domenech had worked for Human Events, a publication I once served as a reporter and contributing editor, or was a book editor at Regnery Publishing, or wrote for an Internet site called redstate.com. His rise was rapid.

Domenech was hired and then fired as a conservative blogger for the Washington Post after first denying then admitting multiple cases of plagiarism. Later, he was among a group of conservatives accused of not disclosing secret payments to write opinion articles for the government of Malaysia. Today, he and his associates at The Federalist are regular guests on such Fox programs as “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Fox and Friends,” “Media Buzz,” and “Fox News Sunday.” Domenech’s past has been forgotten.

The McCain connection has proven to be helpful in getting Republican politicians to pay attention to Google’s censorship policies. Now, the Department of Justice is suggesting a possible anti-trust investigation of Big Tech. Much more is needed.   Trump must carry out his promise to break up the Big Tech monopolies. They affect all of us, not just The Federalist.

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


Appeals Judge Orders Flynn Case to be Dismissed

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

A divided three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan lacks authority to undertake a review of the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the case against Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying about his past communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

“This is plainly not the rare case where further judicial inquiry is warranted,” Judge Neomi Rao said in the majority decision. “To begin with, Flynn agrees with the government’s motion to dismiss, and there has been no allegation that the motion reflects prosecutorial harassment. Additionally, the government’s motion includes an extensive discussion of newly discovered evidence casting Flynn’s guilt into doubt.”

“Each of our three co-equal branches should be encouraged to self-correct when it errs. If evidence comes to light calling into question the integrity or purpose of an underlying criminal investigation, the Executive Branch must have the authority to decide that further prosecution is not in the interest of justice,” Rao wrote.

“This is not the unusual case where a more searching inquiry is justified,” Rao added in her opinion, which was joined by Judge Karen Henderson, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush.

Rao’s opinion leans heavily on the “presumption of regularity” often afforded to Executive Branch decision-making — the notion that courts should presume prosecutorial decisions are made in good faith. Through this lens, the judges concluded, the Justice Department’s discovery of new evidence that cast doubt on Flynn’s guilt should be treated with deference.

Judge Robert Wilkins' experience of "driving while black ...

Judge Robert Wilkins, an Obama appointee, issued a sharply worded dissent. Wilkins said the government’s U-turn in the case was so abrupt that a judge could reasonably question it.

“This is no mere about-face; it is more akin to turning around an aircraft carrier,” Wilkins wrote.

Wilkins also complained that his colleagues were departing with normal federal court practice by prematurely intruding in the affairs of a district court judge who had not yet ruled.

“It is a great irony that, in finding the District Court to have exceeded its jurisdiction, this Court so grievously oversteps its own,” wrote Wilkins.

Sullivan could ask the full bench of the appeals court to reconsider the issue or take the ruling to the Supreme Court, but it would be extraordinary for a district court judge to do that. However, any judge on the D.C. Circuit — including Wilkins — could call for a vote to do so. Source


Do You Recognize Chinese Propaganda?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Fake accounts, false news stories, bots, and media paid by Chinese operatives. Sounds like Russia right? The same playbook, only perhaps more aggressive. As a public service, this article provides you as an Internet user, a consumer of news, and holding accounts on social media, be fair warned you could be vulnerable to Chinese propaganda.

(UPI) — The Trump administration on Monday designated four more major Chinese state-run media outlets as foreign missions for being propaganda mouthpieces of the Chinese Communist Party, a move that will likely worsen already strained relations between Washington and Beijing and attract retaliatory measures.

China Central Television, China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times were all designated Monday as foreign missions as they are “substantially owned or effectively controlled” by the Chinese government, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

The companies will have to report the names of their staff and their real estate holdings to the Office of Foreign Missions within the State Department, treating the companies as arms of the Chinese government in the United States like foreign embassies or consulates.

“The decision to designate these entities is not based on any content produced by these entities, nor does it place any restrictions on what the designated entities may publish in the United States,” she said. “It simply recognizes them for what they are.” More here.


There is a backstory, a good one on how this came to be:

A radio station controlled by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlet Phoenix TV has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease its broadcasts within 48 hours.

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The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Monday that a Mexico-based radio station owned in part by Phoenix TV—one of the Communist regime’s leading propaganda organs—must end its broadcasts due to its failure to disclose its ties to China.

Prior to the FCC’s ruling, the station was exploiting a loophole that allows content produced in the United States to be broadcast from foreign radio towers, such as those in Mexico. Phoenix TV, which is headquartered in California, produced its content domestically and then used the more powerful Mexican station to broadcast across the U.S. border.

The FCC denied a license for that radio station, XEWW-AM, because it “failed to include in their application a key participant, Phoenix Radio, which produces the Mandarin programming in its studio,” the agency disclosed. Phoenix Radio, Phoenix TV’s radio affiliate, was using the station to broadcast Chinese propaganda across Southern California, in violation of FCC statutes.

Phoenix TV first found itself in Congress’s crosshairs earlier this year, after one of its reporters confronted President Donald Trump during a White House briefing about the coronavirus pandemic and Chinese government efforts to cover up the illness. The station’s presence at the White House generated concerns about the proliferation of Chinese state-controlled press organs in the United States.

The Mexican radio station failed to disclose Phoenix TV’s “extensive role” in producing content, an FCC spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon. “It was a violation of the Communications Act for that company, which has ties to the Chinese government, not to be included on the application filed with the Commission. Therefore, the application was deficient and was dismissed.”

Phoenix TV used Mexican radio towers to skirt U.S. laws barring the dissemination of foreign propaganda in America. The FCC’s ruling is a sign the Trump administration seeks to more aggressively police these types of outlets, which for years have operated with little oversight. Congress has moved in recent months to crack down on a range of Chinese broadcasters and social media accounts that help the Communist regime saturate the American marketplace with state-approved propaganda.

The Free Beacon first reported in April that Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) was leading a charge to see the Mexican station shut down over its ties to Phoenix TV. Cruz introduced legislation exposing how Phoenix TV used a series of corporate cutouts to purchase the Mexican radio station and use its airwaves to broadcast Communist propaganda in the United States. The legislation would have closed loopholes in the FCC’s statutes that permitted Phoenix TV to operate in this manner.

“Today’s decision sends an important message to the world that the U.S. will not allow China to exploit FCC loopholes and spread its propaganda over our airwaves,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “More importantly, this decision is a critical step in countering the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to control what Americans see, hear, and ultimately think.”

The FCC ruling accuses XEWW-AM’s owners of trying to hide the station’s ties to Phoenix TV. The station’s license application, the FCC said, did not disclose Phoenix TV’s role in producing the station’s broadcasts. The license was rejected on this basis. While the station can resubmit its application at a later date, it is likely to be rejected due to mounting concerns about Phoenix TV’s distribution of Communist regime propaganda.

Cruz first raised concerns with the FCC in 2018, when the H&H Capital investment group purchased the Mexican station. H&H, Cruz said, is completely enmeshed in Phoenix TV’s operations. H&H is owned in large part by Vivian Huo, a U.S. citizen and Beijing native who formerly worked for several Chinese-run media outlets.


Executive Order Suspending Work Visas Extended

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The original executive order signed in April:

would temporarily suspend the issuance of new green cards, a limit on immigration he says will protect American jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“In order to protect our great American workers, I have just signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States,” Trump said at a White House briefing Wednesday.

“This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens,” Trump continued. “It will also preserve our health care resources for American patients.”


President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting work visas like the H-1B visa program for highly-skilled workers, cutting off a critical source of foreign labor for tech companies already complaining about tech talent shortages.

Visa-holders already in the U.S. and those applicants who have already received a visa are exempt from the ban. The restrictions are intended to last until the end of the year, which would disrupt the government’s typical process of awarding new visas at the beginning of the national fiscal calendar in October.

Officials from the Trump administration told the Wall Street Journal that the move is intended to protect American jobs, but executives in the technology industry have long warned that visa restrictions would hurt the nation’s ability to compete in industries that have both strategic and financial significance as engines of economic growth. More here.

The renewal of the April Executive Order applies to H-1B, L-1, and J visas. The goal is to protect an estimated 525,000 jobs where American citizens get first priority.

“President Trump has repeatedly promised that he would put American workers first, and to his credit, he did just that,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for lower levels of immigration. FAIR had called on Trump to suspend guest worker visas.

“For the most part, the president withstood intense pressure from powerful business interests that continue to demand more cheap foreign labor, even as they have laid off an unprecedented number of American workers over the past three months ” Stein said.

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Sadly, it takes an executive order to protect American citizens and their jobs…

President Donald J. Trump Is Putting American Workers First as We Restore Our Economy to Greatness

We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens.

President Donald J. Trump

LEADING AN AMERICA FIRST RECOVERY: President Donald J. Trump is extending and expanding the suspension of certain visas through the end of the year to ensure American workers take first priority as we recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

  • President Trump is extending the pause on new immigrant visas through the end of the year to ensure we continue putting American workers first during our ongoing coronavirus recovery.
  • President Trump is building on this measure with an additional pause on several job-related nonimmigrant visas—H-1Bs, H-2Bs without a nexus to the food-supply chain, certain H-4s, as well as Ls and certain Js—preserving jobs for American citizens.
  • President Trump’s efforts will ensure businesses look to American workers first when hiring.
    • Many workers have been hurt through no fault of their own due to coronavirus and they should not remain on the sidelines while being replaced by new foreign labor.
  • The Trump Administration has also finalized regulations to eliminate the incentive to file an asylum application for the primary purpose of obtaining an Employment Authorization Document.
  • With some exceptions, we should not permit large numbers of foreign workers to enter the United States at a time when so many Americans are out of work.

MOVING TO A MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: The Trump Administration will reform our immigration system to prioritize the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs.

  • At President Trump’s direction, the Trump Administration is taking action to reform our H-1B immigration program.
  • Under these reforms, the H-1B program will prioritize those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest-skilled applicants are admitted.
  • The Trump Administration will also close loopholes that have allowed employers in the United States to replace American workers with low-cost foreign labor.
  • These reforms will help protect the wages of American workers and ensure that foreign labor entering our country is high skilled and does not undercut the United States labor market.

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR COMMONSENSE ACTION: The American people stand by President Trump as he takes commonsense action to preserve jobs for American citizens.

  • Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans support pausing immigration as we recover as a Nation from the coronavirus pandemic.
    • A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 65% of those polled support pausing immigration into the country, including 61% of minority respondents.
    • A Pew Research Center poll found that 81% of Americans see mass immigration as a threat as we confront the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
  • Democrats and liberal commentators used to support such commonsense efforts to protect American jobs.
    • Sen. Bernie Sanders: “You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those [American] kids?”
    • Paul Krugman stated that “Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants. That’s just supply and demand.”
    • Then-Sen. Barack Obama warned that mass migration “threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”


Executive Order to Protect Historic Monuments

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

When mob rule succeeds at grabbing power over law and authority, anarchy is real. Such is the case in several cities across the country where mayors have failed at the duty of public safety and protection. Sadly, the president has to issue an executive order to preserve historical monuments. Sure, perhaps there is a time for some to be moved and replaced but not by anarchists. It should be considered by a vote, that is the American way.

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There is already a law that protects federal property, meaning that of antiquity and assigned to the National Parks Service. So, one must challenge the mayor(s) and district attorneys at this point. If even Al Sharpton says justice must be equal… heh… so be it… make it equal and applied as such.

“We are looking at long-term jail sentences for these vandals and these hoodlums and the anarchists and agitators, and call them whatever you want,” Trump said. “Some people don’t like that language, but that’s what they are. They’re bad people. They don’t love our country. And they’re not taking down our monuments. I just want to make that clear.”

The executive order as Trump described it appeared to be largely symbolic. Existing law already makes it criminal to destroy “any structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States.”

18 U.S. Code § 1369. Destruction of veterans’ memorials

(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (b), willfully injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, any structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

(b) A circumstance described in this subsection is that—

(1) in committing the offense described in subsection (a), the defendant travels or causes another to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, or uses the mail or an instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce; or
(2) the structure, plaque, statue, or other monument described in subsection (a) is located on property owned by, or under the jurisdiction of, the Federal Government.

As reported by HuffPo in 2017:

Several states have laws that make it extremely difficult to remove Confederate monuments. Here are five of the strictest.

North Carolina

In 2015, then-Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed a bill that gave the North Carolina General Assembly full power over public “objects of remembrance.”

Earlier this week, a group of protesters toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, and on Thursday, dozens of people lined up to turn themselves in for the “crime.”

The current governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, has said that the monuments “should come down” and that he wants the state law repealed.


Alabama’s law is new. In May, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which forbids “the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument on public property which has been in place for 40 or more years.” Many of the nation’s Confederate monuments were erected in the early 20th century.

The Committee on Alabama Monument Protection created by the act approves any modification to monuments.


 A Mississippi law says that statues, monuments, memorials or landmarks from previous wars cannot be removed unless they are being moved to another location or they obstruct drivers’ vision.

 Rep. John Moore (R-Miss.) told WTOK-TV in Meridian that he supports the law because the memorials can used to learn about history.

 “That’s one of the things about history,” Moore said. “If we cease to learn from it and don’t have reminders, we are doomed to repeat it.”


 A law in the Peach State protects publicly owned military monuments from being relocated, removed, concealed, obscured or altered unless doing so would protect the monument or aid in its interpretation. A petition currently calls on state lawmakers to change the law.


 In Virginia, ground zero of this latest iteration of the Confederate statue debate, it is illegal to disturb or interfere with any war monuments or memorials. There is an ongoing lawsuit over the Charlottesville City Council’s vote to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee that white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered to defend. Opponents claim the removal of the statue is illegal under state law.