03/9/17

How Taxpayers Fund Anti-Trump Protests

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

On “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump declared, in regard to the protests against him, “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it.” Once again, Trump has struck gold. It’s “gold” in the form of taxpayer money. In addition to funding from billionaire hedge fund operator George Soros, we find a federal financial connection to some of the anti-Trump protests.

The good news for Trump in this case is that his administration, supported by Republicans in Congress, can cut off the federal money.

One anti-Trump organizer, Dan Nejfelt of the George Soros-funded faux Catholic group, Faith in Public Life (FPL), serves as a case study of how a modern-day “community organizer” is made and paid. As the training director of FPL, he previously served as the “policy and messaging adviser” to the chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Faith in Public Life was exposed in documents obtained and released by DCLeaks as a conduit for Soros money designed to move the Catholic Church in a left-wing direction. The “We Stand with Pope Francis” on climate change ad was an example of what this group did in 2016. The pope has been critical of capitalism, embraced the “climate change” agenda of deindustrialization, and opposed strong measures to assure border security for the United States.

FPL has informed its members in recent emails that President Trump’s new executive order “banning refugees from Muslim-majority countries” will have to be countered in the media. The response was designated as “Standing with Refugees in Word and Deed,” rather than focusing on their possible terrorist connections.

We are told that Nejfelt has been part of the FPL’s “most exciting achievements,” including involvement in “passing the Affordable Care Act,” otherwise known as Obamacare, and “defeating discriminatory religious exemptions bills in Georgia.” Despite the reference to “discriminatory,” the bills in question were designed to protect the religious liberty of conservative Christians who object to being forced by the government to condone or approve of homosexual behavior and conduct.

Earlier this year I reported on how Faith in Public Life held a “special briefing” on “Faithful Resistance to Rising White Nationalism,” with a left-wing operative from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“Before FPL,” his bio says, “Dan taught remedial literacy in rural Arkansas as a Teach For America corps member, then studied investigative reporting, magazine editing and strategic communications at the Missouri School of Journalism. A long time ago, he got a B.A. in history at the College of William & Mary.”

The connection to Teach For America is significant. We are finding it in a growing number of cases of “community organizers” working in the “progressive” movement.

Teach For America is one of several charter programs of the federal government’s AmeriCorps, a project of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget requested $1.1 billion for CNCS.

But the Trump administration does not seem to agree. “Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget” was the scare headline in The New York Times regarding proposed cuts affecting the CNCS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and others.

During the main event of Teach For America’s 25th Anniversary Summit, President Barack Obama sent a special message to the 50,000 plus TFA corps members, alumni, and partners who were “working for educational equity in our country.” This includes, according to their own website, support for “a pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens.

An alumnus of the group featured on the website is Michael Johnston, a former Democratic state senator in Colorado now running for governor. “During the two terms I served in the Senate,” he says, “I helped pass major progressive legislation, like the Dream Act, so undocumented students who had spent most of their lives in Colorado could get a fair shot at college…” He previously served as a senior education advisor to President Obama.

Teach For America’s official policy positions include support for:

  • Protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and passage of the DREAM Act and pathways to citizenship for individuals brought to our country as children.
  • SAFE classrooms for LGBTQ youth and teachers
  • Safe classrooms for Muslim students and teachers

According to its 2015 annual report, 12 percent of the funding for Teach For America comes from the federal government. Government grants and contracts were listed in the amount of $69,756,254. So-called “federal partners” were listed as AmeriCorps, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education.

Nejfelt, the Teach For America alumnus now at Faith in Public Life, was trained at the Missouri School of Journalism but also served as a research assistant and copy editor at Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), where he “edited and fact-checked articles for the IRE Journal, a bimonthly publication providing resources and professional development for more than 6,000 investigative journalists worldwide.”

His bio also lists work at an organization called the New Organizing Institute, a “progressive grassroots organization” located in Washington, D.C. which “has suspended operations” and has “passed the torch” to Wellstone Action, a group named after the former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone (D). It is dedicated to “building progressive power coast to coast.”

Over the past 14 years, Wellstone Action says, “we’ve propelled over 850 alumni into elected office and guided over 3,500 winning campaigns.”

Through federal programs like the Corporation for National and Community Service, taxpayers are helping to make it possible.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

03/12/16

The Little Fascist That Could

By: Frank Salvato

Trump Rally3

Tonight, as I watch protesters in the streets of Chicago squash the free speech rights of those they do not agree with I exist ashamed of my hometown. I have understood for years that Chicago had arrived at being the epicenter of Progressive intolerance, even more so than the grounds of UC Berkeley or Columbia University. But listening to one of the “protesters” being interviewed after the announcement that they had succeeded in effecting the cancellation of a political rally featuring Donald Trump (of whom I am not necessarily a huge supporter), I have come to the conclusion that the brown shirt-jackboots of fascist regimes past have been resurrected; inhabiting the liberal bastions and college classrooms of the Windy City.

One giggling female protester said, “We are protesting inequality, we’re protesting everything.” And a self-anointed community activist (where does one go to get certified as a community activist anyway?), Quo Vadis, said the goal of the protesters – numbering in the high-hundreds, if not thousands – was for, “Donald to take the stage and to completely interrupt him. The plan is to shut Donald Trump all the way down.” In other words, the protesters who consider themselves champions of “equality for all” executed a plan to affect the total censorship of a political figure. By any consideration, these “protesters” annihilated Donald Trump’s First Amendment right to free speech. Correct me if I am wrong, but censorship is antithetical to equality for all. But maybe these protester’s civics instructors haven’t covered the Bill of Rights yet.

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01/7/15

Stonewall is not Selma

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

President Obama has celebrated anti-police riots at a New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, saying, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma and Stonewall…”

With the new film “Selma” opening on Friday, Obama’s claim deserves some serious scrutiny from the media. In Selma in 1965, protesters were met with force and violence from the police. Martin Luther King, Jr. had led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators from Selma, Alabama to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. At Stonewall in 1969, gay protesters waged war on the police. Obama apparently can’t see the difference. (Seneca Falls is the name of the city in New York that served as the location for an 1848 conference on the rights of women in society.)

Our forebears were rioting homosexuals at a bar waging a war on the police? That’s what Obama is saying. What’s more, he’s comparing homosexuals fighting the police to blacks marching for their rights, including the right to vote.

The truth, as the video “From Selma to Stonewall” shows, is that the homosexual demands for political power based on their sexual needs and desires were far different than black people peacefully seeking their civil rights through protests and demonstrations. “Gay is not the new black,” notes the narrator, Eric Holmberg.

What’s more, in 1969 Stonewall was a location for men known as chicken hawks wanting sex with underage boys. Some of the homosexuals were, indeed, harassed by law enforcement. But the police who raided the place were also getting complaints about homosexuals having sex on the streets and in public bathrooms, and their use of illegal drugs.

Nevertheless, the date of the raid and the riots, June 28, 1969, is now “celebrated” as a “gay pride” event.

The far-left view, which has been embraced by Obama, is that violence can be a necessary part of progressive “change,” and that the Stonewall riots were a milestone on the road to equality.

In the case of the riots in Ferguson, the latest example of progressive change, recent documents obtained by Judicial Watch show high-level Justice Department involvement. Judicial Watch reported that the documents “suggest that the [Justice Department] unit deployed to Ferguson took an active role in working with those fomenting unrest and demanding the prosecution of police officer [Darren] Wilson. As indicated by their own activities, the CRS [Community Relations Service] agents were not there to impartially advance the broad public interest. Instead, we learned from the documents that the CRS made every effort to advance a political agenda in tandem in special interests whose only goal was to stir up racial unrest.”

So while we face foreign threats of violence, our own Justice Department stirs things up domestically. In New York City, that has meant the murder of two police officers.

The complete story of the “Ferguson rebellion,” as the Marxists call it, has yet to be written. Meanwhile, under Obama’s direction, the National Park Service is actually designating the Stonewall Inn as a National Historic Landmark, saying, “Stonewall is nationally significant because it is associated with events that outstandingly represent the struggle for civil rights in America.”

These attacks on police are celebrated as “progress” on the road of Marxist dialectical change. So perhaps the Ferguson riots will also become the scene of a national historic landmark.

We had noted back in 2009 in our piece titled, “Obama Celebrates Anti-Police ‘Gay’ Riots,” that “Several police officers trying to enforce the law at the sleazy establishment [Stonewall] were injured by violent homosexuals.” Police had to defend themselves and the community against violent protesters.

Police reports say that one of the victims was a police officer “treated at nearby Saint Vincent’s Hospital after being bitten on the right wrist by a Stonewall rebel.” One officer was beaten about the face with an “unknown object,” one was hit in the eye and injured, and another was shoved and kicked.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced earlier this year “a new theme study to identify places and events associated with the story of LGBT Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the National Park Service.” She made the announcement outside the Stonewall Inn.  This was followed, on June 10, by a National Park Service “scholars roundtable” regarding this initiative.

Jewell declared at the event, “I had a great day, one of the best days in my 14 months or so in this chair about 10 days ago. That was at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village when we announced the National Park Service’s undertaking this theme study. It was a great day.”

Tim Gill joined Jewell at the Stonewall event. He is the founder of Quark, Inc., a computer software company worth $500 million. The Gill Foundation, which now claims assets of $260 million, has been described as the largest funder of gay and lesbian causes in the United States.

Gill is also the major financial supporter of the National Park Service campaign to “celebrate” the riots at Stonewall, and find other places to designate as critical to the homosexual struggle. The study is called a “public-private partnership,” with funding provided by the Gill Foundation through the National Park Foundation.

How far will the recognition of “gay rights” go? Just  a few doors down from the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City is a place that sells various sexual devices, blindfolds, handcuffs, and even a cage for one’s sexual “partner.” So-called “leather pride” is a prominent aspect of homosexual rights today. A few doors down is a “New Age” shop with crystals, incense, and books about witches. In the same vicinity is a “head shop” featuring marijuana smoking devices.

The life and times of Harry Hay, a communist agitator for homosexual rights and “man-boy love,” could receive a special designation as well.

A “Spirit of Stonewall” proclamation was issued in 1994 arguing that “man-boy love” had to be recognized as an important part of homosexual history and conduct. Hay, the founder of the modern gay rights movement and member of the Communist Party, was one of the signers. Hay had been upset that sexual abusers of children were not permitted to march in the regular gay pride parade.

The North American Man-Boy Love Association celebrates his contributions to their “struggle.”  NAMBLA calls them “intergenerational relationships.”

The National Historic Landmark Nomination form for the Stonewall Inn notes that Hay had spoken of the “magnificent Stonewall Rebellion [which] erupted here in New York City…revealing in a flash our next new concept…gay—as a socially viable collective identity.” It refers to Hay’s demonstration for adult-child sex as merely an “alternative march” in 1994.

But Hay is not alone in the homosexual rights movement for his support of sex with children.

On October 10, 2009, Obama mentioned Stonewall, as well as his “great friend and supporter, Terry Bean,” a co-founder of the major homosexual lobby, the Human Rights Campaign.  Obama referred to “the story of the Stonewall protests, when a group of citizens—(applause)—when a group of citizens with few options, and fewer supporters stood up against discrimination and helped to inspire a movement.”

Bean has since taken a leave of absence from the Human Rights Campaign after he was arrested on sexual abuse charges involving sex with a minor.

Charles C. Johnson of GotNews reports that through the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, Bean financed a film called “Dream Boy,” described as a gay, love story about a shy high school kid who gets seduced by his neighbor and school pal. We confirmed that the foundation, which Bean chairs, lists an investment in Dream Boy LLC in its 2010 income tax return, and that Dream Boy LLC was the registered agent for the film when it was featured at a 2008 “Outfest” homosexual film festival. The film was rated R for sexual content, with some violence, including a rape involving teens.

The Holmes Foundation is based on assets accumulated by homosexual pornographer Charles M. Holmes, a friend of Bean who died of AIDS and owned Falcon Studios, which is said to be the world’s largest producer of “high quality gay male videos.”

The Bean arrest has put the focus back on the fact that the idea of having sex with children, in addition to anti-police violence, has been part of the homosexual rights movement in the United States all along. This is what “Stonewall” has come to represent.

Obama wants the taxpayers to sponsor this “celebration” of perversion.

Our first president, George Washington, who court-martialed sodomites and kicked them out of the revolutionary army, must be turning over in his grave.

Considering how the Obama administration regards Stonewall, it is not unreasonable to assume that the location of the “Ferguson rebellion,” as the communists call it, will be designated in the next two years as a national historic landmark. Perhaps the actual location will be a looted or burned-out building.

It will signal yet another phase in the fundamental transformation of the United States.

The new Republican Congress has the opportunity to stop official historical recognition for a gay bar that featured an anti-police riot. But will any GOP House or Senate member challenge Obama’s version of history?

12/25/14

U.S. Attorney: ISIS attempts to recruit Ferguson protesters (Video)

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

Ferguson Walgreens via Fox59

Ferguson Walgreens via Fox59

The Islamic State, or ISIS, has been attempting to reach out to Ferguson supporters who hate America as confirmed by U.S. Attorney in Southern District of Illinois, Steve Wigginton, who said “ISIS wants people who hate the U.S. government as much they do.”

While the report from KDSK confirms this type of social media recruiting, the Washington Post, as well as the conspiracy-themed site Infowars reported on this trend almost a month ago.

KDSK quoted Wigginton as saying,

“They are trying to reach the people who are anti government to begin with. We have a number of those individuals in the U.S., whether they are sovereign citizens, whether they are anarchists, they all showed up at one point or another in the St. Louis area in the last few months.”

One of the so-called sovereign citizens was Olajuwon Ali, who, along with Brandon Baldwin (a.k.a. Brandon Muhammad) hatched a scheme to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Additionally, the pair planned to bomb the Gateway Arch” but “could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished,” as reported at BroadsideNews.

Wigginton added,

“We received intelligence reports for law enforcement showing actual tweets ISIS was putting out encouraging Americans to join the people who were burning down buildings in Ferguson to engage that kind of conduct across America.”

ISIS has been using the hashtag #Ferguson, among others, to recruit members.

This actually happened during a live CNN report:

Here are some more of the creepy tweets.

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12/21/14

Judge Jeanine With New Details On 2 NYPD Officers Shot Execution Style In Brooklyn

Hat Tip: BB

GUNMAN EXECUTES 2 NYPD COPS AS ‘REVENGE’

DE BLAMEIO: For Mayor, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police…
NYPD members SHUN…
Sharpton scrambles…
Killer’s INSTAGRAM threat: ‘I’m putting wings on pigs today’…
‘They take 1 of ours, let’s take 2 of theirs’…
Connection To Baltimore Gang ‘Black Guerrilla Family?’
NYC TORN APART…
PROTEST FLASHBACK: ‘WHAT DO WE WANT? DEAD COPS!’


Assassin Who Killed Two NYPD Officers Identified As 28 Yr Old Black Male Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, Threatened To Kill Cops In “Revenge” For Garner, Brown…Update: Before (And After) Pics Of Killer…Update: Brinsley Thought To Be Part Of ‘Black Guerilla Family’

Black Muslim Who Quoted Koran Murders 2 NYPD Cops as “Revenge for Garner”

BREAKING: COP Union Tells NYPD To Arrest Only When Necessary, Stand Down

Brandeis University Student Leader: “I Have No Sympathy” For the Dead NYC Cops

Stunning Video: New York City Police Officers Turn Backs on Mayor de Blasio After Cops Executed

After Killing Of NYPD Officers, Thousands Angrily Say De Blasio, Sharpton And Obama Are Responsible

Where Is Obama While Cops Are Being Executed? Of Course, On The Course, Playing Golf In Hawaii…

Cop lives matter

Two New York policemen executed in broad daylight by man who shot his girlfriend before bragging on Instagram that he was going to get revenge for deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown

2 NYC Cops Executed in Revenge Attack for Eric Garner

NYPD Shooter Was Muslim

NYPD cop killer: “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today”

Al Sharpton On NYPD Killings: I Never Encouraged Violence

TWO NYC COPS ASSASSINATED BY BLACK THUG: Sharpton’s, DeBlasio’s And Obama’s Race War Turns To Killing Cops In Cold Blood

Brooklyn cop killer’s FB page: “Strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah”

‘I Can Breathe, Because I Don’t Steal’: Pro-Cop Group Confronts NYC Protesters and It Gets Hot Fast

Was NYPD cop killer and recent convert to Islam, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, inspired by ISIS terrorists?

Jihadist Cops Killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley’s Quran Tweets #NYPD #DefeatJihad #Savages

‘I guess Al Sharpton GOT WHAT HE WANTED…’ – Former NYPD cop on CNN

NYPD Shooting Eyewitness: People ‘Clapping and Laughing’ After Killings

FBI Issues Warning: Black Prison Gang Is Targeting White Cops

Muslims, Liberals and Racists to Blame For NYPD Murders and a Beer Summit Won’t Fix It

12/20/14

2 NYPD Officers Shot in the Head, Killed in Ambush on Cop Car in Brooklyn

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik is right… De Blasio and Sharpton Have ‘Blood on Their Hands.’ They brought this on and they share responsibility for the deaths of these two officers. Last Saturday, two NYPD officers were assaulted by seven protesters who punched and kicked them. Now this. What did the race baiters expect? They begged for this to happen – they incited riots and violence and now two good men are dead. They were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Very dark irony at play.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a gang banger, nonchalantly walked up to the patrol car, pulled a gun and shot the officers. His Instagram page bragged about committing this atrocity 48 hours before he did the deed. First he shot his girlfriend in Baltimore… then he drove to New York and murdered two officers and then committed suicide in a subway station. This was an execution plain and simple and Brinsley said he did it in revenge for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both killed by cops in the line of duty and both grand juries found the officers innocent. But because of ginned up racial unrest by the likes of Al Sharpton and Mayor De Blasio, thugs are taking their own form of justice in the streets. Well done, you grandstanding, evil idiots.

De Blasio is on the air as I write this. I can’t stomach watching the hypocrite. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos will miss Christmas with their grieving families this year. Meanwhile, De Blasio poses for the cameras and tries to look sad. I call bull crap. He threw all of the NYPD under the bus over the Garner incident. They weren’t innocent till proven guilty – they were ruled innocent and declared guilty by their own Marxist Mayor.

Brinsley only committed suicide when he was cornered by cops. But I don’t believe he thought he would be going home. He knew it was a one-way assassination and therefore shot his girlfriend. That’s what malignant narcissists do. He wrote on Instagram creepy one liners such as “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” “I’m putting pigs in blankets,” “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs” and then “This May Be My Final Post.” He also used the hashtag #ShootThePolice.

The officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital. Their families, friends and fellow officers gathered, wept and grieved. Guess who was not welcome? City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill De Blasio. Yeah, De Blasio is also persona non-grata at all police funerals. They don’t want the two-faced communist defiling any warrior’s send off. Can’t blame them in the least.

From the New York Post:

“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.

“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.

Just last week cops began signing a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver, distributed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that warned the mayor and speaker to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.

Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco, like many cops, likened the murders to the 1988 assassination of Police Officer Eddie Byrne.

The 22-year-old rookie cop was alone in a squad car in Jamaica, Queens, guarding the home of a witness in a drug case, when he was shot in the head five times. The hit was ordered by jailed drug kingpin “Pappy” Mason, in retaliation for his arrest.

“I don’t even know how to respond to this,” Turco said. “Twenty-eight years on and I don’t know what to say.”

Another cop, who is black, said he fears that “this is just the beginning.

Both shooting locations — above and below ground — were scenes of blood and terror.

“There are people out there who will want to be copycats. The tension out there is the worst I’ve ever seen it.”

This demon shot those cops in the face… the face. There was blood everywhere and their faces were ruined. This is what De Blasio has wrought and it probably is just the beginning.

Brinsley had a criminal record dating back to at least 2006, when he was arrested in Georgia for carrying a concealed weapon and a knife. He was also convicted of shoplifting. The next year he was arrested in Dekalb County, GA, for criminal trespass and by 2009, he was indicted in Ohio for robbery — a charge that was later apparently dismissed. In 2011, he was arrested again in Georgia for reckless conduct, tampering with evidence, criminal property damage and discharging his weapon. And let’s not forget he was a gang banger. The Islamic moniker is interesting as well. Turns out he was a Muslim – terrorism anyone?


From Brinsley’s Facebook Page

From Bare Naked Islam (his bio on Facebook is no longer there):

According to his Facebook page, Brinsley speaks Arabic. His favorite quotation on his page is: The Foot You Step On Today Could Be Connected To The The Ass You May Have To Kiss Tomorrow. On his Facebook page he went by the moniker “Bleau Barracuda.” According to an arrest sheet for Brinsley from 2007 in Georgia, his middle name is Abdullah. In that incident, Brinsley was accused of criminal trespass.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik:

Kerik told Newsmax that the officers’ deaths resulted from a climate created by De Blasio, Sharpton and other New York City officials.

“This guy’s intent — based on that Instagram post — was retribution for Eric Garner and Michael Brown,” he told Newsmax. “The people who encouraged these protests — you had peaceful protesters who were screaming ‘kill the cops’ — the so-called peaceful protesters.

“Who was encouraging these protesters? De Blasio, Sharpton and other elected officials and community leaders. They encouraged this mentality. They encouraged this behavior.

“They encouraged it — and these two cops are dead because of people like them,” Kerik said. “They don’t owe the cops an apology.

“An apology isn’t good enough. They have blood on their hands.”

Damned straight… no apology will ever be enough. It will never bring them back. Is this what you had in mind New York, when you elected a Marxist as your Mayor? It’s certainly what you got.

Now there are evil people celebrating the death of these two brave cops in the streets. They are disgusting. These murderous radicals couldn’t contain themselves…

Garner did not die from a chokehold. First off, it was a headlock. Second, he died of cardiac arrest in the ambulance after being arrested. Arrested for selling illegal merchandise and resisting arrest. Sorry, no sympathy here. Brown robbed a store, charged a cop like a drugged up bull, tried to wrest the cop’s gun from him and beat on the cop before he was shot. Once again, no sympathy whatsoever here. So, these radicals believe that justice lies with those who break the law, not with those who are sworn to uphold the law and protect us? This is not a racial thing – it is to overturn our rule of law.

All the die-ins across the nation were just a warm up act for the real thing. And it will be on both sides if this keeps up. Two good guys died today. I grieve with their families and their fellow officers. I grieve even more for a nation sinking into a contrived abyss of radical upheaval. Change has come to America.