03/4/21

With Republican Help, Steady Marxist “Progress” Under Biden

By: Cliff Kincaid

The Senate Republicans got a scalp. The mean Tweets of Neera Tanden got her nomination as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director pulled by the Biden Administration. Wow. Has the GOP demonstrated it’s a serious opposition party?

But some Republicans seem eager to confirm Communist Party-backed candidate Rep. Deb Haaland in a far more important position – that of Secretary of the Interior, with jurisdiction over:

  • 480 million surface acres — nearly one-fifth of the land area of the United States.
  • 700 million acres of subsurface minerals, and
  • 5 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf.

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a so-called moderate supporting Haaland, also notes that the Interior Secretary manages lands that produce nearly 20 percent of the nation’s energy that is critical for our energy independence, including:

  • 12 percent of our natural gas;
  • 24 percent of our oil;
  • 43 percent of our coal;
  • Half of our geothermal energy; and
  • Much of our wind, solar, and hydropower.

An in-depth article at the website of Trevor Loudon notes that Haaland is “a militant left-wing radical with deep communist ties,” especially through top Communist Party official Judith Le Blanc. Haaland can be expected to stop energy production on “tribal lands” claimed by “indigenous people,” or out of respect for “Mother Earth” and the “existential threat” of climate change.

A vote on her nomination in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected on Thursday, March 4. The committee’s phone number is (202) 224-4971. Trevor Loudon discussed this nomination with me on an edition of America’s Survival TV. Republican Senator Susan Collins supports Haaland.

Meanwhile, the Senate GOP voted overwhelmingly for Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense, as he proceeds with a plan to integrate transgenders into the Armed Forces while weeding out white people who don’t feel guilty about their race. And I do mean “plan.” The Pentagon has released a 63-page report on how to screen conservatives and Trump supporters out of the military.

Let’s understand what is happening here. Modern-day Marxists have lost the workers, the cannon fodder for the revolution, and have therefore turned to various minority groups, sexual and otherwise. The Haaland nomination is designed in part to solidify the Indian vote, as well as shut down America’s energy industry. Haaland is a real Indian, not a fake one like Elizabeth Warren.

“Brown is the New White” is one of the Marxist rallying cries, and it is apparently designed to encompass Indians, too, since “Redskins” is officially banned.

But it goes further than this. Kristen Clarke, the nominee to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, has written that blacks have “superior physical and mental abilities” over whites.

Whites are the new blacks. And it’s all because of Marxism.

C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, remarked back in 2012, “In a remarkably short period of time, the philosophy of Karl Marx profoundly changed the course of human civilization. In fact, no system of ideas transformed the world as quickly or as comprehensively as did the philosophy of Marx — not even the teachings of Jesus or Muhammad. At the height of Marxism’s political power and influence, half the world was under its dominion, and the other half feared that it too would succumb to Communist imperialism.”

Unfortunately, Thompson also wrote, “Everything changed, of course, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall fell, many in the West saw for the first time the material and spiritual rot that lay within the Marxist-Leninist world. We now know the ugly truth. Marxism has led to rivers of blood and an ocean of tears wherever it has been tried.”

We saw that material and spiritual rot but the events of 1989 did not change anything significantly because the fall of the Berlin Wall was a Marxist dialectical maneuver to convince us to let down our guard against communism. In fact, the forces of Cultural Marxism are on the offensive like never before.

Almost every day we see a new example of “cancel culture,” from Dr. Seuss to Mr. Potato Head, but this euphemism is just another phrase many conservatives use to avoid discussing Marxism. They are afraid to accurately label the enemy because they might be accused of McCarthyism.

We are in a very serious situation and, as Marx might say, we have to understand the historical forces behind our current predicament.

Al Benson, Jr. one of my recent guests on America’s Survival TV, discussed how Marxists had flooded into the United States in the mid-1800s to back Abraham Lincoln and the new Republican Party. Lincoln was not a Marxist, but Marx and his followers saw the battle over slavery as fulfilling the Marxist theory of history. This holds that humanity proceeds through stages of development, moving beyond feudalism and slavery and ultimately culminating in socialism and communism.

This means, of course, that communism has been a factor in American life long before the Russian revolution. America has always been their ultimate target. And yet only the communists themselves want to talk about it openly.

Another taboo topic is the Satanism that drives Marxism.

The Paul Kengor book, The Devil and Karl Marx, explains that the “progressive” ideas let loose on the world by the father of communism are based on the otherworldly powers of darkness that Karl Marx personally embraced.

I’m anxiously awaiting the Robert Orlando film, “To Hell with Karl Marx: The American Exorcism.”

Since Satan is described by Jesus Christ as the father of lies, many automatically think that everything that is said in a Satanic or even Marxist context is a lie and will be exposed as such. That’s not necessarily true.

The Marxists are determined to bring into being what the Marxist theory of history, dialectical or historical materialism, tells them to be true.  America is the real prize in this global war and a communist America is part of the ultimate plan.

As noted by C. Bradley Thompson, Marx had argued that communism would emancipate man from the “slavery” of capitalism and create a socialist heaven on earth. Tens of millions, in countries like China, Russia, and the United States, still believe this.

In reality, Thompson noted that, under communism, approximately 100 million people were murdered and millions more were tortured, starved, exiled, enslaved, and sent to concentration camps. “Collectivization, one-party rule, man-made famine, secret police, arrests, propaganda, censorship, ethnic cleansing, purges, show trials, reeducation camps, gulags, firing squads, and killing fields — all these defined life under communism,” he noted. Further, it became a crime punishable by death to be a member of the “bourgeoisie,” an “enemy of the people,” a “counterrevolutionary,” or a “deviationist.”

In today’s fashionable terms, Marxism is “cancel culture” and Marxist consciousness is “wokism.” Most would rather refer to “political correctness” and not “Cultural Marxism.” Glenn Beck calls it fascism. Nobody wants to be accused of “McCarthyism.”

In this context, the Republicans doing a victory dance over getting the scalp of Neera Tanden have a point, albeit a small one. It’s noteworthy that she ran a “progressive” think tank. It’s good she doesn’t have an official position in government. But she can do as much damage on the outside as the inside.

There are millions of these people in America, as a result of Marxist Madrassas that have brainwashed the next generation. They have money, access, and influence. Most importantly, they have motivation. They think they are on the right side of history and that almost anything is justified to destroy the opposition to “progress.”

Exposing Neera Tanden was a good first step. Now, let’s get serious about the nature of the problem. Start by exposing cancel culture, wokism, and political correctness as pure unadulterated communism. And please understand, Senators, that if the Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, China and Russia will be celebrating the demise of America’s energy industry.

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

03/3/21

A Gender Neutral Mr. Potato Head Has His Tater Tots Cut Off

By: Daniel John Sobieski

The imbecilic derangement of the so-called “woke” culture warriors is shown perfectly by their politically correct focus on the gender reassignment of a plastic potato. Some say to move on, it is just a toy and its maker, Hasbro, is merely trying to rebrand its iconic toy by removing the sexist “Mr.” from in front of “Potato Head” on the toy’s marketing and packaging.

I would argue that it is more than that. As a toy, it is a way of reaching, and brainwashing, our children, of continuing the left’s attack on the nuclear family, of fundamentally transforming society in a way that neuters both religion and science, and places government between parents and their children, Control the children for a generation and you control the future. As the Christian Post reports:

Toy manufacturer Hasbro stirred controversy immediately after it announced the launch of a “modern” version of its iconic Mr. Potato Head toy line that will drop the honorific “Mr.,” to be more “inclusive” and to let kids create their own type of potato families, including two moms or two dads.

“Hasbro is making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion,” the company said in an announcement Thursday about the new line that will be released this fall.

The company later backtracked in a statement that muted references to multi-gender inclusiveness but its intentions as part of the “woke” establishment are clear. If you can convince children through the use of a toy that gender and family structures are a choice then convincing children and their parents that they can and even have a right to change their gender should be easy. Gender reassignment of children has been the longtime goal of President Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Rachel Levine. As the Washington Examiner reports:

President Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, a transgender physician from Pennsylvania, has advocated the chemical castration of children questioning their sexuality for nearly a decade.

Rachel Levine, who would make history as the first transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate, has long held several controversial beliefs on the topic of pediatric medicine — some of which rose to the surface during her confirmation hearing on Thursday.

Although most questions asked of her focused on how she would facilitate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and direct policies to avoid future health catastrophes, Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and medical doctor, grilled Levine on her past statements promoting hormonal therapy for minors who say they’re transgender.

“Like surgical mutilation, hormonal interruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sexual characteristics,” Paul said, after comparing transgender surgeries to genital mutilation. “The American College of Pediatricians reports that 80% to 95% of pre-puberty children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation. Dr. Levine, do you believe minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision of changing one’s sex?”   

Levine wouldn’t give a clear yes or no answer to that question on the surgical mutilation of children or the use of so-called chemical “puberty blockers” on the growing and changing bodies of children lest the gender warrior agenda of the Biden administration be exposed. Sen. Paul also noted the hypocrisy of Levine and the left is suggesting the chemical castration of children, whether chosen by children, coerced by parents, or mandated by government through legislation, as PJ Media noted:

Paul went on to destroy the Left’s double standard, noting that many leftists screamed like hyenas that off-label use of medication was the end of the world when it came to hydroxychloroquine use for COVID-19.

“I find it ironic that the Left that went nuts over hydroxychloroquine being used possibly for COVID are not alarmed that these hormones are being used off-label. There’re no long-term studies. We don’t know what happens to them. We do know there are dozens and dozens of people who have been through this who regret that this happened. And a permanent change happened to them. If you’ve ever been around children, 14-year-olds can’t make this decision…we should be outraged that someone is talking to a three-year-old about changing their sex.”

Indeed, we should be outraged. A child, even a teenager, is not equipped with the life experience, maturity, and judgment to ponder such a question or decision. This is a parental decision, not a governmental one. And it should be based on sound moral teachings and on science.

Yes, the science. In fact, this is one area where science and religion are in firm agreement. There are only two genders and our anatomies spell out the difference. He created male and female. God does not put people into the wrong bodies. As Dr. Ben Carson notes, to push or force gender reassignment on children is one of the worst forms of child abuse:

Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, described the pushing of left-wing transgender ideology upon children as “child abuse” on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow recalled Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, a man who describes himself as a woman.

“We’re being told it’s scientific to allow children to change their genders, either with treatments or with surgeries,” Marlow said. “This is not science. It’s so far beyond it, but give me your sense of someone who’s lived his life as a scientific person.”

Carson replied, “Well, I think they have completely neglected biology. Biology tells us that there are males and there are females, and there’s a reason for that, and we also know that the human brain is an incredibly complex organ and it’s not fully developed until your mid-to late-twenties.”

“So why would you be asking a pre-adolescent about these complex issues?” Carson asked. “Why would we even be complicating their lives? Children are curious by nature, and of course, they’re going to ask questions and explore things. That doesn’t mean that they want to change their sex. And to confuse them in that way, I think, is child abuse. It certainly has nothing to do with science. These radical things are actually going to ruin people’s lives long term.”

The ruination of people’s lives, particularly women’s lives is seen in the push to allow biological males to identify as women and participate in and dominate women’s sports. Where are the feminists to protest the ending of the athletic dreams, and scholarships, of young women who are doomed to lose against biological males who, even with their tater tots missing, still have their male muscular and bone structure they grew up with? This and all other gender distinctions and protections are to disappear if the Orwellian-named Equality Act, just passed by Nancy Pelosi’s House with the help of three RINO Republicans, somehow manages to become law. As CNS News reports:

On Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House (and three Republicans) passed the Equality Act, a sweeping pro-LGBT bill that, among other things, essentially equates “gender identity” with biological sex. Rev. Franklin Graham labeled the bill “dangerous,” and explained that it would destroy girls’ sports and women’s privacy by allowing men (transgender women) to be legally recognized as females.

“God made us male and female, and that’s it,” said Graham in a Feb. 22 post on Facebook. “With some 6,000 years of human history, it has only been in the last few years that people have come up with all of these additional designations for gender identity.”

“Have you heard of the Equality Act?” he asked. “The name might sound good, but it’s deceiving. It has nothing to do with equality. It’s just a smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda and it creates a lot of INEQUALITY for Christians and all people of faith. It punishes individuals and organizations that disagree based on their moral convictions.”

“If passed into law, the Equality Act could prohibit religious organizations—Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, all—and churches from hiring only like-minded people who believe what they believe,” explained Graham.

“The Equality Act would destroy women’s and girls’ sports in this country as we know it,” he added. “It would allow biological males who choose to identify as females to compete for titles, scholarships, and recognition at all age levels.”

“The Equality Act would erase women’s privacy,” said Graham, “in locker rooms, dressing rooms, homeless shelters, restrooms, and more.”

Let me be so indelicate as to suggest that the issue is common sense simple – where you pee ought to be determined by what you pee with. Period. This nonsense about self-identifying as a woman so a man can use the same restroom as someone else’s daughter is just that – nonsense. Just as it is nonsense about the Almighty putting you in the wrong body. You might be confused, but God is not. Male and female He created them and I’m quite sure He knew the difference.

So it was welcome news when President Trump flushed Obama-Biden’s transgendered restroom push and decisively  revoked the Obama administrations “guidance” to educational institutions that requiring bathroom use based on birth gender and genitalia constitutes sex discrimination:

The Trump administration revoked an Obama-era mandate compelling public schools nationwide to permit restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity — a move that could have significant ramifications for a case before the Supreme Court concerning transgender rights.

The Departments of Education and Justice issued a joint guidance Wednesday evening rolling back the order. The two-page “Dear Colleague Letter” said the Obama administration had failed to substantiate the claim that Title IX’s prohibition on “sex” discrimination in education also applies to gender identity.

“In these circumstances, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved,” the order reads. “The Departments thus will not rely on the views expressed within them.”

The guidance also said the federal government must recognize “the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing educational policy.”

This nod to states’ rights as well as common sense is hopefully a sign that the federal government under President Biden is overusing federal power to social engineer society along progressive and liberal lines. It is good news and legal ammunition for states that have resisted this absurd form of political correctness like North Carolina.

North Carolina rightly resisted the politically correct federal bully challenging its common-sense law, HB 2, which says restrooms should be limited to people with the appropriate plumbing, and that crossdressers sharing the facilities with your daughter, wife, and daughter are not a good, or safe idea.

North Carolina filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Justice’s ultimatum demanding that the state cease and desist enforcement of that law  As NBC News reported:

It was the state’s response to the US Justice Department, which last week gave Gov. Pat McCrory until the end of the day Monday to respond to a letter that said the law violates federal civil rights statutes.

Monday’s lawsuit called the Justice Department’s legal position “a baseless and blatant overreach” and a radical reinterpretation of federal laws, especially the Civil Rights Act’s ban on sex discrimination.

“Transgender status is not a protected class,” under the law, the suit said, and if the Justice Department believes it should be, it should ask Congress to change the law.

Of course, a reinterpretation of the law and bypassing Congress was nothing new for the Obama administration, which seemed to think that saying that only biological females may use the ladies’ room is equivalent to having “whites only” drinking fountains. This is. of course, nonsense. Rosa Parks made history by sitting at the front of the bus. She did not try to use the men’s room at the bus station.

Being black is something you cannot change. Discriminating on that basis is wrong and perniciously evil. But saying a man’s civil rights are being violated because he self-identifies as a woman and needs to use the ladies’ facilities is nonsense based on politically correct psycho-babble.  Sorry, dude, if you feel you are trapped in the wrong body, deal with it. But you already have a restroom designed just for you.

You are not being denied equal access to a public accommodation. Having the wrong body, if that is to be believed, does not entitle you to use the wrong restroom. It was never the intent of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to allow boys to use the little girls’ room. It is also dangerous, allowing any creep to put on make-up and a dress and follow your daughter, sister, or wife into the restroom.

This was the same sort of nonsense that led the Supreme Court to ignore both federalism and state laws to say gay marriage was a civil right as much as interracial marriage was. But being black is something one cannot change and allowing blacks and whites to marry did not change the state, culturally, and historically sanctioned institution of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Transgender restrooms change everything. Amazingly the right to privacy championed by liberals has been jettisoned by liberals who see nothing wrong or dangerous in the concept. Kimberly Ross, writing for RedState, notes the slippery slope this puts society on:

The attack on gender norms has increased exponentially over the past few years and will continue as biologically-assigned gender becomes offensive. Even large, middle-class retailers like Target have gotten on board with the trend to erase the fine lines which define male and female. Last August, Target began to remove gender-based signs. Earlier this year, they introduced a gender-neutral home goods line, so kids won’t feel like they’re being pushed in a specific direction. On the contrary, it is quite alright to encourage the traditional idea that boys should be boys and girls should be girls. In fact, we must…

The slippery slope to accepting everything begins by refusing to acknowledge that DNA is stubborn, and that who you were created to be is not a mistake. If we never question transgenderism, though it battles against inherent norms, then we’ll begin to put a stamp of approval on everything. As recently reported by The Independent, a criminal psychologist announced online that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. While I’m not asserting that trans individuals are in any way child molesters, I do believe that promoting a delusional view of gender, and making rationalizations along the way, has led us to this point where we must accept and never question anything.

Over a million signatures were gathered on a petition opposing Target’s gender-neutral bathrooms. These are not bigots but husbands worried about wives, parents worried about their children literally being exposed to something they should not be forced to deal with.

As Todd Starnes writes at Fox News Opinion:

The nation’s second-largest discount retailer announced on April 19 that they would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender.”

In response, more than 1.1 million customers joined a boycott sponsored by the American Family Association.

“Nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter, or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said. “Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable.”

Breitbart.com compiled a shortlist from daily news accounts giving a preview of what will become the norm if PC restrooms are forced upon us. A few examples:

Palmdale man arrested for videotaping in women’s bathroom

PALMDALE – A 33-year-old Palmdale man who allegedly dressed as a woman while secretly videotaping females using a department store bathroom was charged with several misdemeanor counts Tuesday, authorities said. Jason Pomare was charged with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for the purposes of sexual gratification, according to Sergeant Brian Hudson of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.

Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter 

A biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed “indefinitely” last week after being declared by a judge a “dangerous offender.” Pro-family leaders are pointing out that this is exactly the type of incident they warned of as the Ontario government passed its “gender identity” bill, dubbed the “bathroom bill,” in 2012.

There will be sexual assaults among these incidents to be sure. No responsible parent lets their child use a public restroom without accompanying them. Free-for-all restrooms only make the vulnerable more so. Okay, not all transgendered people are predators. But when did surgically altering your body bestow upon anyone an alleged constitutional right to use another gender’s restroom.

The whole concept of someone being “trapped” in the wrong body is nonsense. Evangelical Christians and others believe the Almighty does not make such mistakes. If someone is confused about their sexual identity, they should just drop their drawers and take a wild guess. It is ironic that liberals who insisted we stay out of the bedrooms of homosexuals and lesbians now insist transgendered people should not stay out of the wrong bathroom.

We are all equal but we are also different. Deal with it, liberals.

This is the brave new world that supposedly 81 million Americans voted for. Somehow I doubt that but then again cancel culture does not allow me to doubt that. Freedom and liberty and the Constitution are dying as we morph from a world of twice-baked potatoes to half-baked ideas. Secure your tater tots. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

*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.

03/2/21

Why the Communists Are Winning

By: Cliff Kincaid

In John le Carre’s Cold War spy thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Russian mole in the British intelligence service says to the spy hunter who caught him, “I had to pick a side, George. It was an aesthetic choice as much as a moral one. The West has grown so very ugly, don’t you think?” A similar line surfaced when a West Point Cadet, Spenser Rapone, was photographed in 2018 with the phrase “Communism will win” in his cap.

Their belief in the Marxist theory of history (historical materialism) has convinced them communism will triumph by moving countries such as the United States through stages of slavery, feudalism, capitalism, and socialism. Former President Trump said in his CPAC speech on Sunday, in commenting on Democratic Party policies, “…we will fight the onslaught of radicalism, socialism, and indeed it all leads to communism once and for all.”

As I note in The Sword of Revolution and The Communist Apocalypse, the Marxists see the U.S. as a society based on slavery which has since become the leading capitalist nation and must therefore be “transformed” into socialism on the road to communism. Hence, we currently see Marxists and their fellow travelers refer to slavery as the basis for American capitalism and the need for reparations.

The book, Lincoln’s Marxists, notes that Karl Marx and his followers took an active interest in the Civil War and believed Lincoln’s subjugation of the South would advance the world communist movement. Barack Hussein Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, taught at the Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago. While Marxists like Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Weydemeyer fought in the Union army, there is no hard evidence that Lincoln personally embraced Marxism.

Looking at this through Marxist eyes, the U.S. developed beyond an economic system based on slavery to be in the current stage between capitalism and socialism, what is called the highest stage of capitalism. This is when the Marxists capture the major organs of finance capital, including hedge funds, major corporations, and the means of communication. It looks like fascism but Marxists regard it as a significant stage on the road to world communism.

It’s Communism, Stupid

In order to avoid this ultimate fate, including re-education camps, conservatives must identify the communists for what they are and understand their tactics and strategy. Calling this “woke capitalism” or “cancel culture” won’t suffice. And denouncing “McCarthyism” only confuses people about the need for congressional internal security committees to expose and identify communists. Until that happens, Trevor Loudon has the best on-line encyclopedia, KeyWiki, to keep track of the “enemy within.”

We have lost valuable time. A tribunal to investigate, expose, and prosecute communist crimes has never been held, in contrast to the Nuremberg trials for the Nazis and the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties is still being held on a yearly basis. Literally, dozens of communist groups operate on American soil, in open violation of the Communist Control Act, which is still on the books. (It was introduced by a Democrat, Senator Hubert Humphrey, and signed by a Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower.)

Our problems as a nation go back decades, to the time when the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA, was led by William J. Donovan and recruited communists out of Nazi Germany, ostensibly to understand and fight the Nazis. But these Marxists had a different agenda. As documented in our report, Cultural Marxism and America’s Moral Collapse, these Marxists developed a new series of stages of socialism in which various “oppressed” peoples wake up to their historical consciousness and demand their “rights.” The popular description is “identity politics.”

As demonstrated by the case of Barack Hussein Obama, blacks were always targeted for exploitation, since they were perceived as the historical victims of slavery and could be used as cannon fodder for the revolution. But “gay rights” became a cause that was literally made up in America by a member of the Communist Party, Harry Hay, in order to further divide American society and undermine its moral foundations. Today, “transgenders” are the latest to join the Marxist “struggle.”

Over the decades, as moral standards changed and suffered a decline, even in the intelligence agencies, what used to be known as “perverts” were hired and promoted. At the same time, Christian anti-communists were weaned out of the agency or ostracized as dissidents.

In fact, despite the communist-created uproar over “McCarthyism,” some of the key communists were never exposed at the right time.

The book, A Very Principled Boy, by former CIA officer Mark A. Bradley, tells the story of communist Duncan Lee, who infiltrated the OSS for the Soviets and was never prosecuted or convicted. Communist defector Elizabeth Bentley exposed Lee, but he continued to deny serving the communists until his death. He was eventually exposed definitively as a Soviet agent by the Venona intercepts of Soviet messages by the NSA. One of the Venona messages named Lee, who worked directly for OSS director Donovan, by the cover name “Koch.” But Donovan called Lee a “very principled boy” who would not betray his country.

(The Venona intercepts were not used at the time to prosecute Lee because of the need to keep the nature and success of the surveillance a secret from the Soviets.)

“The sad truth,” notes researcher Mark LaRochelle, “is that Lee was just one of many identified Soviet agents in the OSS. Others, as we now know from numerous impeccable sources, included Maurice Halperin, Carl Marzani, Franz Neumann, Helen Tenney, Julius, and Bella Joseph and Lee’s Oxford classmate, Donald Niven Wheeler.”

The Greatest Generation

The Russians provoked World War II with their Hitler-Stalin Pact but when Hitler attacked Russia, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt arranged support for Stalin. FDR’s administration was penetrated by communists such as State Department spy and United Nations founder Alger Hiss.  Later, Hiss would help arrange Soviet control of Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, Stalin stole America’s nuclear secrets by using American traitors in the atom bomb project. Later, the Chinese communists stole more advanced nuclear secrets from the U.S.

Stalin helped Mao take China and sparked communist aggression in Korea and Vietnam. The U.S. settled on a stalemate in Korea, after American General Douglas MacArthur was prohibited from taking the fight to the communist-controlled Chinese mainland. He was fired by President Harry Truman, who decided on a policy of containment of, rather than victory over, communism.

Vietnam was abandoned to the communists when Democrats in Congress, organized in a group that later became known as the Progressive Caucus, objected to further aid to anti-communist South Vietnam.

General George S. Patton had warned the U.S. that Russian communism was as big a threat as Nazism. But the American government didn’t want to hear that. And that made Patton a target. The book, Target Patton, by Robert Wilcox, argues that Patton was assassinated. Later, President Kennedy was assassinated by a Marxist, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Robert F. Kennedy suffered the same fate. His assassin was a Palestinian Marxist.

Robert Orlando’s film, “Silence Patton,” says, “Patton’s legacy confronts us with one haunting question about World War II: why did the allies spend years spilling the blood of thousands of men to oust a dictator in Germany and recapture the land from the German Reich only to surrender those liberated lands to a Russian tyrant in a matter of months?”

The Greatest Generation, in other words, gave their lives to make the world safe for communism. It’s a terrible tragedy. The major change in communist strategy has been the replacement of China over Russia as the leader of the world communist movement.  The Sino-Soviet split was a ruse, a dialectical maneuver, that was gladly accepted by traitors in government and the corporate sector.

The Specter of McCarthyism

As this began to unfold, Senator Joe McCarthy was trying to understand the nature of communist infiltration. The Communists demonized him, coining the term “McCarthyism.” On the eve of investigating communist infiltration of the CIA, as documented by J.C. Hawkins in the book Betrayal at Bethesda, McCarthy went to Bethesda Naval Hospital for a knee problem and came out in a body bag, dead from hepatitis.

Meanwhile, communists in Hollywood claimed persecution, even though all of the members of the “Hollywood Ten” were guilty of subversion. All of this is documented in Allan Ryskind’s book Hollywood Traitors.

Brennan’s Leverage Over Obama

The corruption is so deep that, in order to bring down Trump, his CIA director, Gina Haspel, had reportedly arranged the transfer of the phony Russia dossier to the FBI. It was paid for by Hillary and used KGB sources. Haspel was mentored by Obama CIA Director John Brennan, who voted communist in college and rose briskly through the ranks of the agency. It was Brennan’s private firm, the Analysis Corp., that was accused of improperly examining — and perhaps doctoring — Obama’s passport files before he became president.

Our intelligence agencies failed to warn the American people about the Chinese threat since they accepted communist disinformation that the Communist Chinese had given up on communism, and the China Joe Administration now wants to avoid even mentioning that the deadly Covid-19 disease came out of China. The evidence suggests a laboratory origin.

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, was in hiding in the U.S. and recently passed away from Covid. But he provided a statement for one of my conferences on the significance of the Obama presidency, saying, “I walked in Marxist moccasins for many years, and I can see how President Obama could have bought into the siren call of Marxism…”

That siren call — of a world in which exploitation and alienation are eliminated and human progress is assured — has been accepted by so many in the United States that some might say the end is near. The communists are winning.

As geopolitical analyst Jeff Nyquist has noted, the well-documented infiltration of the CIA by the KGB and the post-Soviet special services (not to mention China) leads to suspicions that the agency has been compromised from the start. “Today,” he notes, “the suspicion must be that the agency is under outright Russian control.”

Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, had declared in his speech, “October and Perestroika: The Revolution Continues,” on November 2, 1987, that, “In October 1917 we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving towards a new world, the world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road!” He understood that the U.S. would want to be fooled by the “collapse” of communism, conducted under the cover of Marxist dialectical maneuvers known as perestroika and glasnost.

Today, the Communist Chinese are using the tactics of Marxist dialectics, described by Chinese Red Army Commander Lin Biao as a “spiritual atom bomb,” far superior to the real thing. In the case of Covid-19, the maneuver is clear: China will save the world it has destroyed.

The destruction of America’s economy through Covid-19 and the lockdowns has already led to the creation of new digital currencies, threatening the dollar’s dominance in world trade, as out-of-control federal spending and inflationary pressures threaten America’s fiscal future. Equally important, the Christian and moral foundations of America’s constitutional republic have been undermined to the point where it looks like America is ripe for the picking.

We can’t want until 2024.  The communist apocalypse is approaching.

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

03/2/21

WARNING: Radical with Communist Ties Nominated for Secretary of the Interior

By: Renee Nal | RAIR Foundation USA

WARNING: Radical with Communist Ties Nominated for Secretary of the Interior

The installed puppet Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior is a militant left-wing radical with deep communist ties. The establishment media, however, is bending over backward to convince Americans that Rep. Deb Haaland’s radical views mirror those of the populace.

Author and expert on subversive movements Trevor Loudon told RAIR Foundation USA that Deb Haaland’s nomination “was completely orchestrated by the Communist Party of the United States.” He questioned why the Communists were pushing for control of the Department of the Interior, which oversees a huge percentage of the land in America.

Literally, three days ago, Communist Party leader John Bachtell wrote a gushing piece about Haaland in the Communist Party USA publication People’s World.

“As a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Haaland has been an outspoken advocate for addressing the climate crisis. She was an early supporter of the Green New Deal, opposed the Dakota Access pipeline, and participated in the Standing Rock protest,” the Communist leader gushed.

The article quoted prominent communist Judith LeBlanc:

“This nomination gives such grassroots pride about the fact that one of our people is being nominated. I’m an elder. I’m 69. I’ve never seen anything like this. We are being rewritten back into history.”

The Accountability Initiative, a new project that focuses on “individuals appointed to positions in the Biden administration or nominated for such positions” posted a definitive article about Deb Haaland’s radical background, posted verbatim with permission:

New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed Haaland will oversee the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, leading such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the National Park Service.

How did an obscure second-term representative with little executive experience so rapidly become the leading contender for such an important position?

How does a politician so extreme that she is willing to carry signs for the ANSWER Coalition (a front group for the North Korea and China-aligned Party for Socialism and Liberation) merit consideration for ANY US Government position?

Deb Haaland

Deb Haaland, February 2018

Deb Haaland with Party for Socialism and Liberation June 2018

Deb Haaland with Party for Socialism and Liberation June 2018

Much of the credit for this remarkable achievement goes to Judith LeBlanc, a leading member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) – which is currently one of the Communist Party of China’s most important American cheerleaders.

Judith LeBlanc, Deb Haaland July 2019

Judith LeBlanc, Deb Haaland July 2019

LeBlanc has served as a CPUSA vice-chair and has been a decades-long member of the party’s governing body, the National Committee.

As a one-time chair of the CPUSA’s Peace and Solidarity Commission, LeBlanc has traveled to Australia, Japan, Israel, Lebanon, and “Palestine” for meetings with foreign communists, “peace” and terrorist organizations.

Judith LeBlanc, 2014 Chicago

Judith LeBlanc, 2014 Chicago

These trips included a 2002 trip to the Middle East meeting with Palestinian terror leader and known Soviet KGB agent Yasser Arafat.

Judith LeBlanc with Yasser Arafat, 2002

Judith LeBlanc with Yasser Arafat, 2002

In recent years LeBlanc, (an enrolled member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma) has served as the United Nations representative for the Indigenous World Association.

She has also headed a US-based Native-American activist group the Native Organizers Alliance – through which she apparently established a relationship with fellow Native American Deb Haaland.

This work included a training role in the 2016 protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. In mid-September 2016, LeBlanc led a “four-day training at Standing Rock with tribal officials, native-led on-profits, and local community and political leaders on power mapping, strategic campaign planning, and direct action…”

Judith LeBlanc tweet

Judith LeBlanc tweet

In 2019/20 LeBlanc worked to build on the energy and unity generated at Standing Rock to ensure that large numbers of traditionally low turn-out, yet Democratic-leaning Native American voters went to the polls in 2020.

Working in partnership with the South Dakota-based, Rosebud Sioux-affiliated voter registration organization Four Directions, Inc., LeBlanc’s Native Organizers Alliance hosted the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum on August 19 and 20, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa.

The whole effort was strategically designed to help the Biden/Harris ticket win the 2020 presidential election.

LeBlanc also told Liberation Road-aligned website Organizing Upgrade:

“Four Directions, our sister organization, did research and found there are seven states where the Indian vote would be decisive in determining the outcome of 77 electoral votes. These 7 states include critical Senate races. From that scientific basis, Native Organizers Alliance and Four Directions began to organize traditionally, to reach out to the community groups that we have relationships within those seven states.”

“We’re also turning our attention to working in those seven states where the Native vote will be decisive. Native Organizers Alliance is working with groups in Wisconsin, Arizona, Minnesota, Michigan, and Nevada. We’ll be doing the kind of voter registration, education, and mobilization that ensures that our grassroots groups and tribal entities expand their organized base. The day after the elections, we will be ready with a stronger organized, politically empowered grassroots base. …

Through this period Judith LeBlanc and fellow CPUSA leader Libero Della Piana worked and socialized with Deb Haaland.

Judith LeBlanc, Deb Haaland October 2019

Judith LeBlanc, Deb Haaland October 2019

Deb Haaland left, Libero Della Piana third from right, Judith LeBlanc second from right. July 2019

Deb Haaland left, Libero Della Piana third from right, Judith LeBlanc second from right. July 2019

Right after the 2020 election, Judith LeBlanc and Native Organizers Alliance mounted a serious campaign to secure Deb Haaland the Interior Secretary nomination.

The organization endorsed Haaland and joined with environmental group 350.org in launching a petition to encourage President Biden to pick Deb Haaland for his Cabinet.

Judith LeBlanc separately joined the second effort called “Women United Deb for Interior.”

Besides LeBlanc, other leaders of this group include celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Cher,  Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Silverman Ai-Jen Poo of the left-leaning National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Gloria Steinem of the North Korea friendly protest group “Women Across the DMZ”.

Judith LeBlanc, front second from left

Judith LeBlanc, front second from left

This video confirms that Judith LeBlanc is the main organizer of the Deb for the Interior campaign. It is also clear that the campaign’s goal is to empower Deb Haaland to enact out a far-left agenda as Secretary of the Interior

When President Biden did indeed choose Deb Haaland as his Interior Secretary nominee, Judith LeBlanc told USA Today:

“What you’re hearing across Indian Country is a huge sigh of relief…We just made history. “For the first time, we will have a person sitting in the leadership of the Department of the Interior who understands the responsibility of our ancestors. She understands the sacred, the inherent, and the legal right that Indians have to be caretakers of Mother Earth.”

December 17, 2020, the day President Biden formally nominated Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior, Judith LeBlanc posted this gloating picture on her Facebook page with the caption:

Just saying…my gals and I hung out with the next Secretary of the Interior!

LeBlanc Facebook December 17 2020. LeBlanc left, Haaland right.

LeBlanc Facebook December 17, 2020. LeBlanc left, Haaland right.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the CPUSA began looking for a new sponsor. It is now strongly in the Communist Party of China camp.

Is the Haaland nomination payoff for CPUSA support with the Native American vote?

Why would pro-China communists put so much energy into catapulting an obscure leftist Congressmember into the Biden Cabinet?

Should any friend of a friend of the Chinese Communist Party be given access to the highly sensitive discussions of the US government leadership?

The Accountability Project calls on President Biden to withdraw Deb Haaland’s nomination for this extremely important post.

If President Biden fails to act appropriately, the US Senate must reject Representative Haaland’s nomination on national security grounds.

If pro-Chinese communists support Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior we need to question why.

02/26/21

We Need a Dose of McCarthyism

By: Cliff Kincaid

Rather than less McCarthyism, we need more. The Communists are taking over and most Republicans are pretending it’s not happening. Let’s hope that former President Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend, outlines how he will take back the presidency from the Deep State.

Consider that China Joe Biden’s new Ambassador to the United Nations gave a paid speech to a Chinese Communist propaganda center praising China and was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 78-21 (with one Senator not voting).

To make matters worse, a prominent law professor has given testimony attacking the specter of McCarthyism poisoning our political debate. Jonathan Turley actually confused Joe with Eugene, declaring, “Outside of wartime crackdowns, our struggle to protect free speech hit another low during the Cold War and ‘Red Scare.’” He explained “the most visible abuses occurred in the hearings on ‘Un-American Activities’ with figures like Senator Eugene McCarthy. The work of these committees was replicated in a myriad of federal and state laws barring rights and privileges to suspected Communists.”

Not only did Turley confuse Eugene, a peacenik Senator, with Joe, he failed to identify one innocent person whose life was destroyed by McCarthy. What’s more, McCarthy had nothing to do with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Turley’s purpose was to claim that left-wing crackdowns on free speech by conservatives are a modern form of McCarthyism. Like Glenn Beck, he called this the new “Red Scare.”

But judging by the Senate Republicans rubber-stamping the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the U.N., we could use another real Red Scare. We need a real Joe McCarthy investigating how the Chinese Communists are influencing our political parties and the various “Confucius Institutes” on college campuses around the country. That’s where Thomas-Greenfield gave her speech about China’s humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Ridding the country of communists and fellow travelers was Joe McCarthy’s mission.  I wish he had done a better job but he ran into interference from the Deep State, most notably the CIA. McCarthy was preparing to investigate the CIA when he went into Bethesda Naval Hospital for knee surgery and died from hepatitis. The J.C. Hawkins book, Betrayal at Bethesda, explains the curious sequence of events.

One of the most important challenges we face is to educate the American people about how communism came to America. On the game show “Jeopardy,” on Wednesday night, one answer (contestants are given answers and then have to provide a question with the relevant facts) was, “In 1947 screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, part of this numerical ‘Hollywood’ group, was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.” The answer, in the form of a question, provided by one contestant was, “What was the Hollywood Five?” That was wrong. It was the Hollywood Ten, and all of them were communists inserting pro-communist messages into Hollywood films.

Allan H. Ryskind, the author of the book, Hollywood Traitors, points out that while the myth is that Trumbo and all other members of the Hollywood Ten were innocent victims of a McCarthyite “blacklist,” Trumbo was in fact a Soviet/Nazi agent of influence in Hollywood. Even today, basic knowledge of this period in America is sorely lacking. But the facts help explain why American institutions, including the media and intelligence agencies, can be so infiltrated that the public at large can’t remember the nature of the communist threat and how it is working today right in front of our eyes.

Hence, when a popular TV personality such as Glenn Beck or a professor like Jonathan Turley completely distorts the meaning of McCarthyism, we are set back enormously about what the “Red Scare” really was and why we should be scared — terrified — today.

The confirmation hearing of Merrick Garland as Attorney General was a golden opportunity to identify real communists since he was implicated in the approval of a judicial decision that dropped charges under President Obama against a communist terrorist by the name of Elizabeth Anna Duke. Duke was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, a spin-off from the Weather Underground, and linked to associates of Barack Obama.

It was a perfect case to ask Garland about, since he promised to prosecute the “terrorists” who entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and be tough on terrorists in general.

Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, told me on America’s Survival TV that he has been trying to get Republican Senators to raise the issue.

But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr (who presided over the cover-up surrounding the death of Clinton White House lawyer Vincent Foster) endorsed Garland.

The Duke case demonstrates beyond doubt that Garland is a fixer for the Democratic Party. This explains why Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court. He is now being asked to fix (through sabotage or generous plea deals) the ongoing investigations of the Obama/Biden role in the Russia hoax conspiracy and Hunter Biden’s dealings with China.

The irony is that while the most serious charges against Duke have been dropped, she is still on the FBI website as a Most Wanted Terrorist. She is supposedly still wanted for the following: “Unlawful Possession of United States Identification; Conspiracy; Unlawful Storage of Explosives; Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Destructive Devices; Storage and Concealment of Stolen Explosives; Unlawful Possession of Five or More False Identification Documents; Possession of Counterfeit Social Security Cards; Aiding and Abetting; Unlawful Possession of Document-Making Implement.”

The charges relating to identity theft suggest a possible connection to Obama, who used a stolen Social Security number (SSN) when he ran for president.

Since the Justice Department has never pursued that matter, I suggest Jack Cashill’s book, Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency. His book has a whole section on how Obama had been using an anomalous and fraudulent SSN. Cashill explains the story of identity theft behind Obama’s rise to power and how even the left-wing “fact-checkers” couldn’t dispute the evidence of fraud.

My review of Cashill’s book noted, “People were fooled by Obama, his lies, agents, and apologists, but they eventually came to understand there was something sinister, even un-American, in the Obama presidency.” People now understand there is something sinister in the Biden presidency and how he and his puppet masters in China came to power.

The deceptions continue, as evidenced in Garland’s handling of the Duke case.

Since legal votes and legal identification cards don’t seem to matter much anymore, perhaps the fraudulent nature of Obama’s background and identity may not matter much, either, except to those interested in how our government has been stolen. And that kind of fraud goes beyond Obama’s personal story to America’s fate as a nation.

What is Trump going to say and do about it? Millions want to know.

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

02/23/21

What’s Wrong with Republicans?

By: Cliff Kincaid

The collapse of the Texas power grid, combined with the reluctance of Texas politicians to accept responsibility and blame, is why the communists are able to exploit economic conditions and convince people to accept more and more government. This time, the Party for Socialism & Liberation (PSL) is demanding that Texas grid operator ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and all utilities be put under public control! One can expect the socialists in the Democratic Party to pick up this theme.

Some might say the PSL is a small and insignificant communist group. But the promise of Big Government solutions is how government grows at all levels. It is the attraction of Marxism.

As millions freeze, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was on Hannity citing frozen wind turbines and saying “this shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.”

But the “Powering Texas” website quotes Abbott as saying “…the unique presence of one electric grid for most of the state — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region — creates an advantage over other states.”

It cites a study that wind power produced up to two-thirds of Texas’s energy output in 2020.

The truth is that a series of Republican governors put too much confidence in so-called “clean” and renewable sources such as wind turbines. They wanted to appear fashionable and trendy. Other sources of power also failed. But as energy analyst John Droz notes, even with a safety reserve of power, “…when the wind goes to near zero in Texas, the Grid will have blackouts — even if everything else is at full capacity! If there are also failures of conventional capacity, the situation will be worse.”

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent out a fundraising email, “21st Century McCarthyism,” claiming he is a victim of the same kind of tactics employed by the anti-Communist Republican Senator from Wisconsin. He apparently didn’t study history because McCarthy underestimated the communist threat to American institutions and Hawley needs to understand it for America to survive.

Like Glenn Beck, the TV personality, Hawley is using the leftist bogeyman of “McCarthyism” into scaring people to raise money. He assumes people will think that McCarthy was wrong for daring to investigate Communist penetration of the U.S. Government.

“As the father of three young children,” Hawley says, “I come to work every day to protect freedom and to ensure their future and yours, always shines bright. I am willing to keep standing, keep fighting, even as the liberal mobs come for me – but only if I know you are standing with me.” Then he asks for money.

What Hawley should be doing is urging everybody to join the petition campaign for a tribunal investigating communist crimes, including those committed on American soil. McCarthy’s work was not completed. He died in Bethesda Naval Hospital before he investigated the CIA. Suspiciously, he went in with a bad knee and came out dead from hepatitis.

If McCarthy were alive today, he might want to examine the Party for Socialism & Liberation and how it is now actively campaigning for the Texas energy entity ERCOT to be put under total government control.

Even today, communist groups are very active on American soil and number in the dozens. Most call themselves progressives.

More government control of energy in Texas won’t stop the state’s problems. But that is always the Marxist “solution.” The campaign will be part of a new Democratic Party effort to make Texas into a blue state.

The communists wouldn’t have this opportunity were it not for the mismanagement of Texas’s energy riches by a series of Republican governors. Their mismanagement, by expanding power from wind turbines, failing to winterize their sources of power, and not preparing for freezing temperatures, will make it possible, even likely, that the Democratic Party will take over Texas in future elections, using Marxist rhetoric about public control of energy as the means to power.  That, in turn, will serve as the leverage for the passage of the Green New Deal on a national level, extending energy problems to the nation as a whole.

Former Republican Governor of Texas and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry was a big supporter of windmills. Back in 2019, when President Trump expressed doubt about them, Perry said, “Wind energy is an important part of America’s all-of-the-above energy future.”

The left-wing media outlet Vox called Perry “sensible.”

When Trump picked Perry, environmentalists noted that he was governor of the largest wind power state. “While Perry was governor, wind power in Texas surged,” noted one green media company.

Texas grid operator ERCOT promoted a “new record for wind,” saying in 2016, “For the first time, wind provided more than 15,000 megawatts of electricity to the state on a single day. The record wind on Sunday supplied an average of 41 percent of electricity throughout the day.”

A 2019 report on “Powering Texas” said, “The state of Texas is the national leader in wind energy. Texas ranks first in the nation in both installed and under-construction wind energy capacity, generating more power than the next three most prolific wind energy states combined.”

It gave credit to Governor Rick Perry and the Republican-led state legislature.

Now the Republicans are running away from what they did, obviously because many have died and millions lack power.

A USA Today headline proclaimed, “Wind energy had a ‘banner year’ in 2020. Here’s what that means for Joe Biden’s climate plan.”

That is, indeed, what is in store for the nation – more unreliable wind turbines, more blackouts, and more dead. Texas Republicans have led the way.

When Republicans bend to the fashionable left-wing trends, whether it’s Green Power or trashing “McCarthyism,” it never works out well for them. It’s no wonder almost half of all Republicans would leave the party to follow Trump.

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

02/21/21

Operation Choke Point 2.0 is Emerging

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

I was just thinking about this old Obama administration program this week as it was a web tag it used years ago. Additionally, there was a time that Congressman Darryl Issa came to Clearwater to speak at an event I attended and he spoke on this disgusting program among other topics.

Well, Kelsy Bolar is on the case and a big hat tip to her for the alarm she is sounding. Let’s keep in mind the moves that Bank of America made in partnership with the FBI to report their own customers’ banking records that they asserted went to Washington, DC to begin a revolution at the Capitol on January 6. You can imagine that this program is quite the talk in the halls of Congress by progressives.

Operation Choke Point: The Government's Covert War on ...

Here goes:

Amongst the record-breaking number of executive actions taken by President Joe Biden was one related to a little-known, frightening Obama-era program called Operation Choke Point. The program, dubbed so under former Attorney General Eric Holder, uses the power of the federal government to target legal yet leftist-disfavored businesses. These include gun sellers, pawnshops, and short-term money lenders.

The Trump administration did its best to end this blatantly unconstitutional program that sought to discriminate against legal industries. In 2017, the Justice Department declared the program “formally over.” At the end of Trump’s term, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency established the Fair Access rule to solidify its culmination.

Operation Choke Point... DOJ Cuts Businesses From Banks

But on Jan. 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency under President Biden announced it would pause the Trump-era rule intended to prevent another Operation Choke Point from happening again.

The Backstory of Operation Choke Point

The Trump administration rule appeared innocuous enough, instructing banks to “conduct risk assessments of individual customers, rather than make broad-based decisions affecting whole categories or classes of customers when providing access to services, capital, and credit.”

Under Operation Choke Point, federal regulators instructed banks to do the opposite — to openly discriminate against entire industries the Obama administration found objectionable. Weaponizing the power of banking regulators at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the Obama administration realized it could block entire industries from the banking system that it didn’t like. This made it difficult — if not impossible — for politically disfavored businesses such as gun sellers and short-term lenders to operate.

Essentially, by using the power of federal banking regulators to intimidate banks from providing their services to these industries, the administration choked off their access to the financial system, leaving them paying more for essential banking services, or unable to use a bank at all.

The Obama administration claimed the program was intended to root out fraud by cutting off “high risk” industries from the banking system. But the administration didn’t make any differentiation between legal and illegal “high risk” industries, intentionally grouping lawful industries such as firearms sellers with patently illegal activities like Ponzi and credit-card schemes.

Different agencies within the Obama administration denied wrongdoing in various ways. At least one bank, however, admitted to choking off three legal enterprises at the government’s behest. Dozens of business owners — many of them gun sellers and short-term lenders — said their bank accounts and access to credit card processing platforms were suddenly stymied or shut down with no explanation and no opportunity for recourse.

Given its stained reputation, we shouldn’t expect the Biden administration to bring back Operation Choke Point under the same shameless name. But the return of the larger strategy behind Operation Choke Point appears here to stay.

Whereas seven years ago the idea of using the powers of the federal government to choke certain Americans from public life was controversial enough for the Obama administration to deny wrongdoing, in today’s era of social justice and cancel culture, it’s applauded.

Build Your Own Banks

Within corporate America, an employee was run out of Boeing over an article he published 33 years beforehand arguing women shouldn’t serve in combat (a position many Americans hold today). In the media, a Jewish, pro-Israel, pro-choice, bisexual writer was choked from The New York Times for not being leftist enough.

In Hollywood, a conservative actress was choked from Disney for expressing politically incorrect views on her private social media account. In the beauty blogging world, a conservative blogger was ousted from her role as a Sephora representative.

For all intents and purposes, Operation Choke Point is happening every day on a massive scale. Yet instead of “just” choking off access to capital and banking services, we’re witnessing a stranglehold on information, speech, and the broader marketplace of ideas. Concerningly, the government is now playing an active role.

As exemplified by Parler and the recent Twitter purge, Big Tech is choking conservatives off their social media platforms while Democrats cheer it on. In an attempt to choke conservatives out of entire industries of employment, critical race theory training and pledges are being forced on schools, government workplaces, and the armed forces.

This Dynamic Is Now Worse

Signs of Operation Choke Point’s formal resurrection are symbolic of the larger attempt by government actors to choke politically disfavored industries and individuals from the mainstream. While cancel culture has led to a politicized economy, the federal government’s arbitrarily targeting of individuals, groups, and entire companies will increase the politicization of the country, where the only acceptable views are from those in power.

Operating in the dark corners of the federal bureaucracy, Operation Choke Point bypasses public input and the legislative process, leaving politically unpopular individuals and businesses to fend for themselves. If the Biden administration’s rule reversal is any sign, the next four years won’t be about unifying the country to “Build Back Better.”

After being choked from essential services in the economy, conservatives and right-of-center businesses will have no choice but to Build Your Own — if that’s even still tolerated or allowed. Build your own banks, build your own credit card processing companies, build your own web hosting platforms, build your own social media platforms, build your own companies, build your own media, build your own schools, and build your own country — because you’re choked from “ours.”

Of course, all this will do nothing to further the causes of bipartisanship, unity, and healing President Biden claims to desire. Capitalizing on the trend of cancel culture, a return of Operation Choke Point would devastate an already damaged country. By abusing the powers of federal regulators, Operation Choke Point 2.0 would solidify what most right-of-center Americans already know: Instead of unity, Democrats want you choked from everyday life.

Three years ago, former President Obama infamously claimed his administration “didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.” While it’s tempting to point to Operation Choke Point to refute this, perhaps Obama was right. With Biden sitting by Obama’s side, the Obama administration wasn’t the least bit embarrassed about using its powers to choke legal businesses from existence. Indeed, it was the entire goal and they appear poised to do it again.

02/21/21

WHO Reports other Possible Diseased Animals and Covid

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Per the WSJ in part: World Health Organization investigators are honing their search for animals that could have spread the new coronavirus to humans, identifying two—ferret badgers and rabbits—that can carry the virus and were sold at a Chinese market where many early cases emerged.

Members of a WHO team probing the pandemic’s origins say further investigation is needed into suppliers of those and other animals at the market, some of which came from a region of China near its Southeast Asian borders where the closest known relatives of the virus have been found in bats.

Team members say they have yet to establish all the creatures sold, legally or illegally, alive or dead, at the market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that was tied to the first known cluster of cases in December 2019.

China’s National Health Commission and foreign ministry declined to comment.

The WHO team is juggling multiple competing hypotheses and still isn’t sure if the virus first jumped from animals to humans at the market or if it was circulating elsewhere first.

Has anyone asked what wildlife China exports to the United States? Hello investigative journalists, where are you? What would Customs and Border Patrol have to report on this matter? They do the inspections or should when not chasing illegal migrants coming across our Southern border or working with ICE to track down criminal aliens.

Looking a little deeper:

Wild products are regarded as superior to farm-raised, and the legal market simply makes it easier to launder poached animal products.

During a recent EIA investigation in China, undercover agents spoke with three different ivory traders who all said that at least 90 percent of what they trade legally is poached, said Thornton. A common method of feeding illegal products into the market is reusing and counterfeiting government-issued permits. Meanwhile, about 96 African elephants are killed each day for their ivory, a rate that could wipe them out within a decade.

China is the largest market for illegal wildlife products – and the market continues to grow. “Wildlife species that are bred in captivity for commercial purposes make some products widely available, which drives up consumer demand and increases poaching in the wild,” said Sharon Guynup, an environmental journalist and Wilson Center public policy fellow.

Reducing Demand, Stopping Trade

To reduce consumer demand in China, the non-profit International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has run several innovative outreach campaigns, said Grace Ge Gabriel, the regional director of IFAW’s Asia chapter.

In one campaign, Chinese pop stars, athletes, TV celebrities, and CEOs denounced buying wildlife products in a series of public service announcements and ads that were posted on billboards, buses, in airports, and other public places. Another initiative targeted the belief that ivory comes from elephant teeth and the extraction didn’t kill them. An IFAW survey found that in 2007, 70 percent of Chinese people didn’t know that elephants died for the ivory trade. Three years into a campaign to change this misconception, they found that of the 44 percent of people who had bought ivory in the past year, only seven percent said they would do so again.

More detail here.

Humm, it is quite the business it seems.  China Animal Exports to the United States in 2018 were more than $2 million.

In 2018, the top partner countries to which China Exports Animal include Hong Kong, ChinaJapan, the United States, and Korea, among others. Details here.

One must also ask what other countries trade animals with China that also partner with the United States that put the health of humans at risk?

Last April, Fox News at least touched on the matter:

Pangolin

China is offering tax incentives to wild animal exports despite banning their sale and consumption within the country amid fears that the practice was responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Sunday report.

SMALL-TOOTHED FERRET-BADGER LIFE EXPECTANCY

Although no consensus has been reached on the virus’ origins, multiple studies have pointed to so-called “wet markets” in the southeastern Chinese city of Wuhan, where wild animals were bought and sold for consumption.

COVID-19 is one of a “family” of coronaviruses commonly found in bats. It is suspected to have passed through a mammal, perhaps pangolins – the most-trafficked animal on the planet – before jumping to humans.

At these wet markets, live, wild-caught animals, farm-raised wild species and livestock frequently intermingle in unsanitary conditions that are highly stressful for the animals – circumstances that are ripe for infection and spillover.

In February, China’s government banned the sale and consumption of wild animals, saying that its “potential risk to public health has aroused wide public concern.”

But within a few weeks, the country’s Ministry of Finance and tax authority announced it would offer tax incentives to the export of wild animal products, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing government records.