Daily Archives: April 24, 2021

Declaring War on Ungratefulness and Grumbling — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“From my earliest Christian years I’ve heard questions about Jesus’ comment concerning Judas Iscariot:

Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?” (John 6:70).

What did Jesus mean? Was Judas genetically a devil and not a man? (Jesus didn’t say Judas had a devil; He said he was a devil). Can a devil actually live among people as a human? While I am no scholar in ancient Greek, I think truth is better served reading the literal translation of this verse. The word translated as “devil,” diabolos, is the same word translated elsewhere in the New Testament as “slanderer” or “malicious gossip” (see 1 Timothy. 3:11; 2 Timothy 3:3).

When Jesus says that Judas is a devil, He is saying one of you is a “false accuser,” a “slanderer,” a “malicious gossip.” Judas could not keep his negative perspective to himself.

Remember, just before Judas delivered Jesus to the Pharisees, he was offended that Jesus allowed a expensive ointment to be poured upon His hair. Judas indignantly complained: “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii, and given to poor people?” (John 12:5). His words spread strife among the other apostles as well (Matthew 26:8).

Judas said, in effect, Who permitted this thoughtless luxury? Well, it was Jesus. The woman had anointed Him for His burial. Yet, to Judas this was an extravagance that Jesus shouldn’t have taken. In the angry mind of Judas Iscariot, here was justification to go to the chief priests. He had grounds to break ranks with Christ (Matthew 26:14-15).

God Has a Problem with Grumblers
Betrayal is never a sudden thing; rather, it is an accumulative response to the unresolved anger and disappointment one feels toward another. The offenses we do not transfer to God in surrendered prayer inevitably decay and become a venom we transfer to others through gossip. In the process, we embrace slander, but we feel justified. We become malicious gossips, but in our minds we’re only communicating a “truth,” a character flaw, that we self-righteously “discerned.”

To understand Judas’ betrayal of Christ, we must unearth its source: Judas Iscariot was a grumbler. When we lose sight of the many things for which we should be thankful, we become murmurers and complainers, increasingly darkened by a thought-life engendered by hell.

Beware when your anger toward another Christian has led you to gossip about him or her, especially if you are embittered and are now sowing criticisms about him to others. Yes, beware: you are no longer being conformed to Christ, but are actually becoming more like Judas than Jesus.

The Thankful Heart
Personally, I’ve declared war on grumbling. An unthankful heart is an enemy to God’s will. Can you join me in this? Can you crucify a murmuring spirit? We have received too much from God to allow ourselves opportunities for ingratitude and unbelief! We have received too many gifts and privileges to allow grumbling to disqualify us from our destiny.

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities to grow. My prayer is for each of us to possess the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. I want to drive that little, ugly, grumbling demon away from our hearts and replace it with a living awareness of the goodness of God!

Paul warned,

Nor let us . .  grumble, as [Israel] did, and were destroyed by the destroyer” (1 Corinthians 10:9-10).

The “destroyer” (called Abaddon in the Hebrew and Apollyon in the Greek) is actually the prince over the bottomless pit of hell (see Revelations. 9). Listen well: the moment we open ourselves to grumbling, we simultaneously open up to destruction.

Thus, Paul tells us to fix our minds on the things above (Colossians 3:1). Elsewhere he says,

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable . . . is right, whatever is pure . . . lovely . . . of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Remember, Paul was writing to people in the ancient Roman world. It was full of evil, full of injustice, full of reasons to grumble and be upset; but instead, God calls His people to a higher realm, where we dwell on the things that are above.

You say, “Who then will point out all the things that are wrong with life?”

Oh, there are plenty of volunteers for that task. Better to ask, “How can I attain the blessed life Jesus came to give me?”

You say, “But the world is wicked. We need to decry and defeat evil.” Yes, and I totally agree. I often decry evil myself. But I must live and offer a better life if I am going to defeat evil. God doesn’t want His people to be grumbling about the difficult conditions of existence. He wants us to be mercy-motivated, redemption-orientated, prayer-empowered ambassadors of Heaven.

If we are merely complaining about what’s wrong with the people around us, we should beware: we may actually be more like followers of Judas rather than Jesus.

By Francis Frangipane
Used by Permission


FURTHER READING

•  Morning Grumpiness – How I stopped blaming my heritage
•  I am Thankful for…

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Declaring War on Ungratefulness and Grumbling — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

April 24 – Christ’s rod — Reformed Perspective

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4

Scripture reading: Psalm 23:4

In the last part of this verse, we are told that Jesus comforts us and is present with us, armed with His rod and staff. The rod and the staff were the two instruments of a shepherd. Today we will focus on the rod of Christ. The rod was a long, straight shaft, usually made out of wood, that the shepherd would use to defend the sheep from robbers and wild animals.

When David describes Christ as being with Him even in the deepest and darkest valleys, and he is comforted by His rod, he is talking about the comfort which comes from knowing that Christ is his defender. Christ is there to protect him from all his enemies, namely the devil, the world and his own sinful heart.

People place a high premium on feeling safe and secure. They will pay a lot of money for insurance on a host of things, such as their house, car, phones and even their own life. All of this is done in the hopes of garnering some kind of security (though I am not saying you should not have insurance). During this Covid-19 pandemic, it is amazing to me how silly people are when they are scared and panicked. They will literally grasp at straws to save themselves, whether it is stocking up on toilet paper and bottled water, or wearing their mask in their car. We as Christians never have a reason to fear, for we know that Christ is with us and He will protect us.

Suggestions for prayer

Pray that the Lord would increase your faith to trust in Christ to protect you and that He would remove your trust for security in everything else.

Rev. James Roosma has been serving at Grace Reformed Church in Kelowna, BC for six years. He and his wife Jeni have been blessed with two children, Elijah and Tabitha, and have one on the way. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

April 24 – Christ’s rod — Reformed Perspective

April 24 Evening Quotes of The Day

Doctrinal Knowledge Without Affection
1 Corinthians 8:1; James 2:19

He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.

JONATHAN EDWARDS

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Effect of Contrasting Oneself with God
Genesis 18:27; Judges 13:22; 1 Kings 19:13; Job 9:4–35; 42:3; Psalm 139:6; Isaiah 6:5; Ezekiel 1:28; 3:14

Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.

JOHN CALVIN

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Weekend Snapshot · Apr. 24, 2021

Floyd Verdict: ‘Systemic Racism’ Not Guilty

MARK ALEXANDERConvicting a white police officer for the death of a black suspect does not affirm the Left’s fallacious assertion of “systemic racism.”

Did Either Chauvin or Floyd Get Justice?

NATE JACKSONThanks to Democrat race-baiting, the guilty verdict doesn’t mean justice was reached.

Maxine Waters Incites the Mob

DOUGLAS ANDREWSWherever there’s a fire, there too is a particular California Democrat with a can of gasoline.

Leftist AG to Probe PD in Leftist City for ‘Systemic Racism’

NATE JACKSONDerek Chauvin’s sentence hasn’t even been issued, but Merrick Garland sees racism everywhere.

Expendable Children

ARNOLD AHLERTA young Chicago girl was killed over the weekend, but her death has become a mere statistic.

Team Biden Calls Cop ‘Racist’ for Saving Black Teen’s Life

THOMAS GALLATINThe press secretary falsely spun the blame for a black teenager being shot by a cop as more evidence of “systemic racism.”

For Black America: Patriotism, or Self-Imposed Exile?

LOUIS DEBROUXMillions of individual blacks have a clear choice between bitterness or belonging.

Joe Biden’s Climate Emissions

NATE JACKSONFor a splash at his climate summit, the president promises to shackle the U.S. economy with regulation.

Dems Use Earth Day to Push Green New Deal Again

THOMAS GALLATINThe third rendition of the GND jumps on the all-inclusive “infrastructure” gambit.

Biden Finally Admits It’s a Border Crisis

THOMAS GALLATINMeanwhile, the administration attempts to muddy the waters by conflating refugees with illegals.

COVID Doesn’t Excuse Federal Waste

ROBIN SMITHFrom tax enforcement to spending on job creation, government still isn’t the answer.

Gretchen Whitmer Is a Liar

DOUGLAS ANDREWSMichigan’s do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do governor continues to set the example for how NOT to lead.

House Dems Pass Power-Grabbing DC Statehood Bill

THOMAS GALLATINThe vote demonstrates that there are no moderate Democrats left in the House.

The NYT’s BIG ‘Blunt Force’ Lie

MARK ALEXANDERQuestion: Who lied to The New York Times about the death of Officer Sicknick?

The FBI’s ‘Death by Cop’ Whitewash

DOUGLAS ANDREWSThe 2017 assault on congressional Republicans at a baseball practice was anything but “death by cop.”

A New Front in the Culture War: Action Civics

MICHAEL SWARTZJoe Biden promises to fund CRT indoctrination for America’s public school kids.

Home Depot in the Cancellation Crosshairs

BRIAN MARK WEBERThe Georgia company didn’t speak out against the state’s election law, so it’s now a target.

A Black Republican Talks Race

LEWIS MORRISBurgess Owens slams Democrats on reparations and race-baiting in general.

Fake Jim Crow Gets a Hearing

DOUGLAS ANDREWSThe Democrats shamefully tried to make the case that today’s voter reform laws are the modern-day equivalent of Jim Crow.

Wokeness — or Madness?

ARNOLD AHLERTA new study says that white progressive women suffer most from mental illness.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK“White House is repeating the lie that Ma’Khia Bryant was shot by police because she was black. Reality: She was shot because she had a knife and was in the act of attempting to kill another girl. Unbelievable.” —Katie Pavlich

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24 Apr 2021 News Briefing

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IDF retaliates after barrage of at least 30 rockets from Gaza
An IDF tank attacked a Hamas outpost as IAF aircraft struck rocket launchers in retaliation after a series of rockets were launched into Israeli territory from Gaza on Friday night, landing near the Gaza envelope region of southern Israel, the IDF spokesperson reported on Friday. Some 36 rocket launches from Gaza into Israeli territory were identified, according to the IDF.

Quebec court upholds law banning Jewish religious symbols in workplace
A top Quebec court mostly upheld a provincial law banning Jews and other religious minorities who work in public from wearing religious symbols such as yarmulkes, crucifixes and hijabs in their places of employ. The Quebec Superior Court ruled Tuesday that Bill 21 — also known as the “secularism” or “laicity” law — does not abrogate Canadian human rights charters.

Sudan warns of legal action against Ethiopia over dam
Sudan has warned it could take legal action against Ethiopia if it goes ahead with plans to fill a mega-dam on the Blue Nile without a deal with Khartoum and Cairo. Water Minister Yasser Abbas also said in a tweet that Ethiopia has raised “objections” to an invitation by Sudan to attend three-way talks to discuss the controversial dam.

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji region
A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Fiji region at 00:23 UTC on April 24, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 290 km (180 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 273 km (169 miles). The epicenter was located about 220 km (137 miles) WNW of Pangai, Tonga, and 540 km (336 miles) ESE of Labasa, Fiji. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

American judges removing children from parental custody for not wearing a mask
Activism from the judicial branch is on the rise in the United States as deranged leftists demand that everyone who refuses to stayed masked and get vaccinated be punished and blocked from seeing their own children.

Biden regime preparing for “hand-to-hand combat” phase to coerce citizens into surrendering to dangerous covid vaccinations that might kill them
…As the coercive sales tactics and medical tyranny come up short of achieving mass vaccine compliance, the federal government is preparing to use more forceful and invasive policies to get the shots in arms. The Biden regime recently endorsed Vaccine Passports, which would threaten human rights by violating medical privacy laws and civil rights laws, permanently discriminating and segregating the unvaccinated.

French drug assessment center says all four Covid-19 vaccines are dangerous, should be pulled off the market 
The Centre territorial d’Information indépendante et d’Avis pharmaceutiques (CTIAP), a regional independent drug assessment center in France, has published a report showing that none of the four Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccinations” currently being administered are safe or effective because all of them received emergency use authorization (EUA) with insufficient clinical testing.

The FTC criminalizes nutritional advice about vitamin D and zinc in latest ploy to protect market monopoly for unproven, dangerous vaccines 
…the FTC has gone full tyranny against a St. Louis chiropractor for selling vitamin D and zinc supplements that he says may help people avoid being harmed by covid. According to the FTC and the lying corporate media that shills for the vaccine industry, this chiropractor made false claims by saying vitamin D and zinc might work against covid.

Russian Plans Reveal the Intention to Invade Alaska and Encircle the CHICOMS
..I fully expect the conflict in Ukraine to go nuclear. Biden has been sending a plethora of C-147 flights into Ukraine with the strong belief that these planes are carrying tactical nukes.

Exceptional, widespread frost to cut wine output by nearly a third, France
Exceptional frost damage to vineyards in France this month could reduce wine production by nearly a third, farm office FranceAgriMer reported Thursday, April 22, 2021, citing estimates from fruit growers and winemakers. Much of the harvest has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from April 7 to April 9, 2021.

Joe Biden Secretary Of State Blinken Authorizes US Diplomatic Missions To Begin Flying The LGBTQ+ Pride Flag At US Embassies And Consulates
While the Biden administration is, as we talked about in our podcast today, fully embracing the Abraham Accords put in place by President Trump, Biden and his minions are rapidly undoing other things like the ban on flying the LGBTQ+ pride flag over US embassies and consulates around the world.

BUSTED! List of Paid Off Journalists…
Unearthed documents from one of the leading Chinese Communist Party propaganda groups reveal the names of “mainstream” U.S. journalists taking junkets from the group in exchange for favorable coverage

Fake climate change WARNING issued by IEA, blaming post-Covid re-opening of small and medium-sized businesses for 5% spike in CO2 emissions
Consider yourself warned, world. Stay on lock down, wear that suffocating mask all day, go broke and starve to death, or face the wrath of a boiling Earth. As reported by the IEA, the International Energy Agency, we are under “dire warning” because since we’ve re-opened businesses post Covid, citizens are causing a five percent spike in CO2 emissions.

Congress Preparing ‘Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021’ Bill To Expand Abraham Accords Peace Treaty
Back when it became apparent that Biden was going to become our pretend president, a lot of people wrote to me saying how wrong I was to say the Abraham Accords would lead to the Daniel 9:27 covenant because the Democrats would get rid of it because Trump created it.

No Jab For Me
Here are all the reasons to say NO to the mRNA jab.

Germany Institutes Totalitarian Rule 
Germany just took the next step to a full-blown totalitarian regime!   Sovereign states within Germany are no longer sovereign and the Bundestag has given itself complete control over the entire country.   Within their first actionable move they are interning all residents thru the end of June – more likely indefinitely.

Reprogramming Females: Sterilization of most US girls and women is the next phase for mRNA vaccine “technology”
We’ve seen HPV vaccines cause spontaneous abortions, stillbirths and miscarriages. Somehow, mothers still let their girls as young as nine get the deadly, maiming HPV jab. We’ve watched the vaccine industry insert human abortion cells into vaccines to conjure up severe immune reactions that are extremely dangerous, including to the reproductive system of women.

Biden administration moves to force religious hospitals to perform sex-change surgeries
President Joe Biden’s administration filed an appeal on Tuesday that aims to keep in place a mandate forcing religious doctors and hospitals to provide sex-change surgeries, despite their conscientious objections.

Source: 24 Apr 2021 – Rapture Ready

Florida family charged for selling bleach from their Church as COVID curePosted: 24 Apr 2021 08:19 AM PDT(ETH) – A family in Florida has been charged for selling a toxic industrial bleach as an alleged coronavirus cure from their Florida-based church.According to details of the report, A federal grand jury charged Mark Grenon, 62, and his sons, Jonathan, 34, Jordan, 26, and Joseph, 32, with one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt and could even face possible life sentences if convicted.Continue reading Florida family charged for selling bleach from their Church as COVID cure at End Time Headlines.
Hospital in Texas threatening to fire employees who refuse COVID vaccine, Others will soon followPosted: 24 Apr 2021 07:47 AM PDT(ETH) – Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas is requiring that all of its employees be vaccinated by June 7th, making it the first of many hospital systems in the U.S. to issue a vaccination mandate and according to the report, managers at this hospital was faced with a deadline to get their shots done by April 15th.Houston Methodist along with six other community hospitals — reportedly rewarded its vaccinated workers with an extra $500 back in March signaling to many that the vaccine would not be necessary.Continue reading Hospital in Texas threatening to fire employees who refuse COVID vaccine, Others will soon follow at End Time Headlines.
Global food inflation shock is coming to a grocery near you and it could get worsePosted: 24 Apr 2021 07:10 AM PDTOPINION (ETH) – Hope you’re prepared for a major price shock the next time you go to your local grocery store. That’s because a new report is revealing that Corn, wheat, soybeans, vegetable oils, and other commodities that form the backbone of much of the world’s diet are dramatically more expensive now, flashing alarm signals for global inflation.A shocking report from Bloomberg News revealed that the Agriculture Spot Index — which is used to track key farm products — has reportedly surged the most in almost nine years, and is being driven by crop futures.Continue reading Global food inflation shock is coming to a grocery near you and it could get worse at End Time Headlines.
Hawaii becomes second state in the US to create “Vaccine Passport Program”Posted: 24 Apr 2021 06:37 AM PDT(ETH) – Hawaii has just become the second state in the US to implement a vaccine verification program, following the steps of New York. According to details of the report from CBN News, This program will not change the ability to travel and avoid quarantine by testing, as is currently required for trans-Pacific and inter-island travel.However, it adds another option for Hawaii residents who are 14 days past their final vaccination shot.Continue reading Hawaii becomes second state in the US to create “Vaccine Passport Program” at End Time Headlines.
Virginia plans to eliminate all accelerated math courses prior to 11th grade to achieve equityPosted: 24 Apr 2021 06:22 AM PDT(ETH) – In efforts to “improve equity in mathematics learning opportunities,” The Virginia Department of Education has decided to eliminate accelerated math courses before 11th grade.According to the report, Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin revealed the reported academic changes on Tuesday with a Facebook post exposing the plans. in the post, Serotkin warns of a “sweeping initiative by the Virginia Department of Education to revamp the K-12 math curriculum statewide over the next few years.”Serotkin’s post even included a chart of proposed math courses for 2022-2030.Continue reading Virginia plans to eliminate all accelerated math courses prior to 11th grade to achieve equity at End Time Headlines.
Astronomers discover “UNICORN” black hole, smallest and closest to Earth ever foundPosted: 24 Apr 2021 06:11 AM PDT(ETH) – Dubbed the “Unicorn”, Astronomers have reportedly discovered one of the smallest black holes to date, and it is positioned just 1,500 light-years away from earth which also makes it the closest one to Earth found so far.According to the report, the name was granted in part because of the rarity of its discovery. However, it is also because it was discovered in the constellation Monoceros, which means unicorn.Continue reading Astronomers discover “UNICORN” black hole, smallest and closest to Earth ever found at End Time Headlines.
Rare silver coin likely used to pay temple tax during reign of King Herod discovered in JerusalemPosted: 23 Apr 2021 01:40 PM PDT(ETH) – In what is being deemed a rare silver coin that was likely used to pay temple tax during the reign of King Herod of the Bible has been discovered in Jerusalem.The report details that the discovery was announced by the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem.  “We know from the Gospels that Jesus visited Jerusalem … and we know that He talked to the money changers.Continue reading Rare silver coin likely used to pay temple tax during reign of King Herod discovered in Jerusalem at End Time Headlines.
RUMORS OF WAR: Tensions reach boiling point between Israel and PalestinePosted: 23 Apr 2021 01:21 PM PDT(ETH) – Israeli police are reporting that over 44 people were arrested and 20 officers wounded in what is being called a night of chaos in Jerusalem, according to a report from the Associated Press.The report details that security forces clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who also held an anti-Arab march nearby. This comes on the heels of ongoing tensions that have reached a boiling point in recent days in Jerusalem.Continue reading RUMORS OF WAR: Tensions reach boiling point between Israel and Palestine at End Time Headlines.

Report: Biden’s own government admits what is behind migrant surge, border crisis

President Joe Biden’s immigration policies are driving the migrant surge and ensuing border crisis, according to a Customs and Border Protection intelligence alert that was issued earlier this month. What is the background? Despite the largest wave of migrants in two decades overwhelming American immigration resources, Biden’s administration has refused to acknowledge the humanitarian crisis unfolding at the southern U.S. border.

Source: Report: Biden’s own government admits what is behind migrant surge, border crisis

George W. Bush Leads Secret Push for Amnesty, Cheap Labor

Former President George W. Bush told radio host Hugh Hewitt on April 22 that he is working with the Koch Network to help President Joe Biden pass an amnesty and cheap-labor bill through Congress.

Source: George W. Bush Leads Secret Push for Amnesty, Cheap Labor

Photos: Taxpayers Funding Hotel Stays and Airport Trips for Illegal Aliens in Arizona

Newly released images from Arizona Representative Andy Biggs’ office appear to show migrants being taken from a hotel in Chandler, Arizona, where they are being housed as well as placed on buses and transported to a local airport.

Source: Photos: Taxpayers Funding Hotel Stays and Airport Trips for Illegal Aliens in Arizona

Biden admin plans to increase number of migrants released into US despite historic border surge: report

The Biden administration is planning to increase the number of illegal immigrants released into the United States, according to a report from Fox News . The purported decision to release more illegal immigrants into the U.S. comes at a time when the number of migrants at the southern border is at historic levels.

Source: Biden admin plans to increase number of migrants released into US despite historic border surge: report

Biden’s open invitation to come on in | Louie Gohmert

Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas gives his criticism of President Joe Biden’s immigration policy on the Southern Border, former President George W. Bush’s comments about fellow former President Donald Trump and the Democrats’ legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state with Carl Higbie – Via Newsmax TV’s ‘SATURDAY REPORT.’

Kamala Harris isn’t at the southern border — but migrant kids are getting Veep’s book | FOX news

Unaccompanied migrant kids brought to California shelter to get copy of 2019 book ‘Superheroes are Everywhere’

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Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t been to the border to address a crisis she was tasked to help fix — but a children’s book she wrote is waiting there for young migrants who are being welcomed into the country.

Unaccompanied migrant kids brought from the U.S.-Mexico border to a new shelter in Long Beach, Calif., will be given a copy of her 2019 children’s book, “Superheroes are Everywhere,” in their welcome kits.

KAMALA HARRIS GREETED BY PROTESTERS DURING NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP TO PROMOTE INFRASTRUCTURE

It’s just the latest open-arms gesture by the Biden administration, whose mixed messaging regarding the border and immigration has been credited with the surge from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border czar Roberta Jacobson last month conceded that the Biden administration’s messaging to migrants has been inconsistent, contributing to the unprecedented surge.

“Whenever there’s trouble, superheroes show up just in time,” Harris tells kids in the book, shown sitting on a cot with more basic supplies at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, newly-converted to deal with the spiraling illegal immigration influx.

In the 30 days since President Biden asked Harris to lead the US response to the record surge in migrants, she has yet to visit the border or hold a press conference on the matter.

The administration has emphasized that she is addressing only the “root causes” that lead people to flee Central America, not the surge itself.

On Friday Harris was in New Hampshire to promote her boss’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal — and was greeted by protesters who urged her to visit the U.S.-Mexico border instead.

Source: Kamala Harris isn’t at the southern border — but migrant kids are getting Veep’s book

The Fraud of All Time | Stephen Lendman

The above is how former Professor of Holistic Medical Sciences, author of over 100 books on health Dr. Vernon Coleman described the covid scam.

He also called it “the greatest hoax of the century” — explained in his banned book by this title.

It’s available free as a pdf on his website — vernoncoleman.com.

There’s no such thing as a safe and effective vaccine. None exist, Coleman stressing:

“Anyone who tells you vaccines are safe and effective is lying.”

The same goes on steroids for hazardous, experimental, unapproved, DNA altering Pfizer/Moderna mRNA covid drugs, as well as J & J and AstraZeneca vaccines — for seasonal flu-renamed covid.

Discussing the covid fraud, Coleman explained the following — in his words and mine.

What’s been going on since early last year is how “politicians, billionaires and assorted crooks” steal our fundamental rights and harm our health — so they can benefit hugely at the expense of an exploited/unwitting public.

Coleman lives in Britain where the state owns and controls the BBC — featuring misinformation, disinformation, Big Lies and fake news over the real thing on issues mattering most.

“The BBC (claims to be) impartial, fair and balanced,” Coleman noted, adding:

“It is none of those things. It should be closed down and the staff given more responsible work – (like) mending potholes and clearing rubbish out of the nation’s hedgerows.”

“The Fraud of All Time began early in 2020.”

Most people believe the biggest Big Lies of our time — the mother of all scams.

In March last year, Coleman called covid “the Hoax of the Century” — a scam “to kill off a lot of…people, bring in a cashless society and eventually introduce mandatory” seasonal flu-now called covid mass-jabbing with toxins able to destroy health, not protect and preserve it.

Things began last year by convincing countless millions of people to accept virtual house arrest — while Western economies were wrecked, millions of small businesses bankrupted, normal social interactions eliminated, and most people convinced to self-inflict harm.

“All for the annual flu bug,” Coleman explained.

Calling it covid is part of the diabolical Western plot to destroy free and open societies — for our own good.

Unleashed made-in-the-USA/Western supported horrors since early last year are prelude for the worst of times ahead.

It’s part of the diabolical long-ago planned new world order Great Reset transformation of free and open societies to dystopian ones.

On the phony pretext of protecting public health, everything ongoing for over a year aims to destroy it for millions of unwitting people — along with manufacturing economic collapse, and shuttering small local businesses so corporate predators can consolidate to more dominant size and control of markets.

Coleman explained that “(t)housands of elderly patients in care homes were deliberately murdered by brutal, ruthless policies deliberately introduced to reduce the population.”

“Governments and big companies quietly admitted that they saved billions in pension payments.” 

“We were constantly being told not to kill granny and yet grannies were denied hospital care and had DNR notices slapped on them.”

“And although even governments and their advisors had all previously agreed that wearing masks did no damned good at all, and were indeed certain to do far more harm than good, it was suddenly decided that masks should be worn by everyone everywhere unless they were working in a few select places such as government offices (and corporate suites), where the coronavirus was not allowed.” 

“Thousands of simple-minded and compliant citizens started wearing their masks in the street, while exercising, in their motor cars and probably while in the bath.” 

“They were unaware that the masks, like the social distancing, were all part of a training program – encouraging obedience and compliance.”

“Most alarming of all, perhaps, was the way that the mainstream media supported the unsupportable, defended the indefensible, and refused to question the lies, the deceits and the rejection of the evidence.” 

“Most of the media had links to the vaccine promoting Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Corruption (is) everywhere.” 

Politicians, doctors and advisors”have ties to Pharma.

“Around the world, massive corruption is unreported.”

Straightaway last year, it was “obvious that the lockdowns and closures of hospital departments would kill far more people than the over-promoted flu” — now called covid. 

“And that is exactly what has happened” and continues daily. 

Countless deaths unrelated to flu/covid have been included in reported numbers to fear-monger millions to self-inflict harm.

The fudged numbers are unrelated to reality, establishment media press agents complicit with the “fraud of all time.”

In Britain, the BBC is worst of all, a state-sponsored lying machine.

Among US print media, the NYT tops the list of fraudsters.

Among US electronic media, it’s the censoring/corrupted news network, the most distrusted name in US television propaganda CNN.

Deeply corrupted Western public health officials like charlatan/fraudster Fauci and politicians bought by Pharma betray the public for their own self-interest.

Coleman stressed that anyone claiming Pfizer/Moderna DNA altering drugs or toxic J & J and AstraZeneca vaccines “will stop you getting covid then they are lying.” 

“And everyone who tells you vaccines will stop you spreading covid is a liar.”

“They’ll keep on lying.” 

“They will keep on telling you that the vaccine will stop you getting covid and stop you passing it on even though they should know that it won’t do either of those things.” 

“They lie about the number of people who (got jabbed for covid). They lie about everything.”

“They will tell you that the vaccine doesn’t have any serious side effects.” 

Major media “pseudo-reporters…and debauched politicians will tell you that the deaths and so on are all a coincidence.” 

“If you drop dead a month after a positive covid-19 test then you died of covid-19 – even if you didn’t have any symptoms.” 

“But if you drop dead five minutes after having the covid-19 vaccine then it’s a coincidence.” 

“How many coincidences make a conspiracy, I wonder.”

“We are living in a time ruled by lies and liars.” 

Everything going on has an “evil purpose.”

The above straight talk by Coleman and much more like it is banned by US-dominated Western dark forces and their press agent media.

They’re destroying our health, well-being, and what remains of free and open Western societies in real time.

Yet most people are too out of touch with reality to understand the state-sponsored “fraud of all time.”

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Source: The Fraud of All Time

AOC on Climate Change: Republican “Statistics And Studies” On Skyrocketing Bills Is “Fearmongering” | RealClearPolitics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized the “statistics and studies” about climate change that come out of Republican and conservative think tanks. In a Twitter video, the Congresswoman said on Earth Day that the Republican research does not represent “what is happening right now.” “We’ve heard a lot of, frankly fantastical, stories about what we would do if we actually commit to saving our planet,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a video posted on Twitter. “We have heard that it is a socialist conspiracy takeover to bring down climate emissions below the IPCC report of 1.5 Degrees Celsius. We have heard that it will cause electricity bills to skyrocket and prompt families to pay hundreds of dollars a month in their normal electricity bills.” “While we see these statistics and studies by Republican and conservative and pro-lobbyist think tanks develop these theoretical ideas about what nightmares could potentially await us if we actually stewarded our future. They fail to acknowledge what is happening right now,” AOC declared.

Source: AOC on Climate Change: Republican “Statistics And Studies” On Skyrocketing Bills Is “Fearmongering”

7,157 Fully Vaccinated Americans Have Contracted COVID-19, 88 Dead: CDC

The number of recorded COVID-19 cases among Americans who have been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes it is now over 7,100, according to health officials. The so-called breakthrough cases are reported by states to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which then releases the figures. In its new update, the CDC reported that 7,157 people who were fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, still got the virus. Most of the breakthrough cases, 64 percent, took place among women, while 46 percent were among men or women aged 60 years old or older. Nearly 500 people who contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated required hospital care, though about a third of their illnesses were deemed unrelated to COVID-19. Eighty-eight, or 1 percent of the breakthrough patients, died. Eleven of the deaths were reported as not showing symptoms or not related to the disease. …

Source: 7,157 Fully Vaccinated Americans Have Contracted COVID-19, 88 Dead: CDC

These Key Similarities Between Lenin’s Red Terror and America’s Woke Culture Reveal Left’s Blueprint For Complete Takeover | Revolver

Thursday marked the 151st birthday of the most successful revolutionary of all time, Vladimir Lenin. With only a tiny cabal of diehard followers, Lenin seized control of the world’s largest country and inaugurated a reign of darkness and terror that lasted seventy years.

There are many lessons to draw from the blood-soaked life of Lenin. But one of the most important is this takeaway for the terrifying “woke” moment America is living through right now. Things are not going to naturally get better. Things will not organically “calm down.” Until there is a fundamental reset of America’s treasonous leadership class, today’s unthinkable witch hunt is merely a prelude of an even darker globalist terror to come. Cancel culture is the prelude to the rape, torture, and murder of the American people by a resentful underclass goaded on by a parasitic globalist ruling class.

The Bolsheviks were indisputably more murderous than today’s left (if only because they lived in a more violent age), but even they had to ramp up how much terror they engaged in.

At the beginning of their rule, in fact, the Bolsheviks were even willing to run a fair election. Just days after the October Revolution, they held the preplanned elections for Russia’s Constituent Assembly, anticipating an easy win. To their surprise, they were easily defeated by the Socialist Revolutionaries. And so, like any good leftists, they simply nullified the election and dissolved the Constituent Assembly. Since it was 100 years ago and the Bolsheviks were well-armed, it was enough to simply announce that the Constituent Assembly was closed. Today, they might concoct a more elaborate narrative, perhaps that the Socialist Revolutionaries engaged in “collusion” with a foreign power.

Once they had taken power, the Bolsheviks didn’t immediately launch Stalin-style mass purges. Instead, the Bolsheviks started off in a way modern Americans would find disturbingly familiar: By legitimizing criminal anarchy and co-opting the justice system.

In their earliest days, the Bolsheviks framed their political abuses as a “war on privilege.” In a tactic eerily reminiscent of 2020’s riots, the Bolsheviks of 1918 encouraged a decentralized campaign by the masses to plunder and crush class enemies.

In January 1918, at a meeting of party agitators on their way to the provinces, Lenin explained that the plunder of bourgeois property was to be encouraged as a form of social justice by revenge. It was a question of ‘looting the looters’. Under this slogan, which the Bolsheviks soon made their own, there was an orgy of robbery and violence in the next few months. Gorky described it as a mass pogrom. Armed gangs robbed the propertied — and then robbed each other. Swindlers, thieves and bandits grew rich, as law and order finally vanished. [Figes, A People’s Tragedy, p. 525-526]

This class-based economic warfare was coupled with a revolution in criminal justice. First, the mob replaced the old system of law and order, and then the Bolsheviks came in to lend it a gloss of structure. Crime became a class issue, where mundane criminals went free while class enemies were targeted for the most brutal repression on the flimsiest grounds:

Since the police and the old criminal courts had virtually disappeared, there was a common feeling that the only way to deal with the problem of crime was by mob trials in the street.

As the socioeconomic crisis deepened, and the popular belief developed that the burzhoois were responsible for it, so these mob trials began to assume an overtly class nature. They became a weapon in the war against privilege, focusing less on petty thieves from the urban poor and much more on merchants and shopkeepers, factory owners and employers, army officers, former tsarist officials and other figures of superordinate authority.

The Bolsheviks gave institutional form to the mob trials through the new People’s Courts, where ‘revolutionary justice’ was summarily administered in all criminal cases. The old criminal justice system, with its formal rules of law, was abolished as a relic of the ‘bourgeois order’.

The sessions of the People’s Courts were little more than formalized mob trials.

[R]obbers — and sometimes even murderers — of the rich were often given only a very light sentence, or even acquitted altogether, if they pleaded poverty as the cause of their crime. The looting of the looters had been legalized and, in the process, law as such abolished: there was only lawlessness.

Lenin had always been insistent that the legal system should be used as a weapon of mass terror against the bourgeoisie. The system of mob law which evolved through the Peoples Courts gave him that weapon of terror. [Figes, A People’s Tragedy, p. 533-4]

Reading about the Bolshevik system, it becomes much easier to understand events in our own time. In South Carolina, Army sergeant Jonathan Pentland has been charged with assault for shoving a black man on the sidewalk. The facts of the case overwhelmingly favor Pentland. The man he shoved had a history of harassing the women of the neighborhood, and Pentland was stepping in to stop just such a case of harassment.

But the facts of the case are nothing compared to the facts of the participants. Pentland is white, and he therefore represents a figure of authority in the minds of the underclass. This makes him a second-class citizen in 2021. His every action is presumptively racist and to be punished with maximum viciousness. Not only is he facing criminal charges, but he’s under investigation by the Army and DoJ, he was condemned by his superiors, and police let a mob surround and vandalize his home. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a far worse assault on an elderly Asian man ended in no charges at all, because the attacker was from one of the left’s more privileged races.

It’s a strategy Cheka officer Martin Latsis would understand well:

[Do not] look for evidence as proof that the accused has acted or spoken against the Soviets. First you must ask him to what class he belongs, what his social origin is, his education and profession. These are the questions that must determine the fate of the accused. That is the meaning of the Red Terror. [Alpha History]

Crucially, from their oppressive beginnings, the Bolsheviks only grew more fanatical and more violent over time. The decentralized wave of mob justice and plunder gave way to a more centralized and ruthless campaign to exterminate enemies of the regime.

“We must put an end once and for all to the papist-Quaker babble about the sanctity of human life,” said Trotsky, one of the chief apostles of the so-called “Red Terror.”

The chief catalyst of the Terror was Fanny Kaplan’s attempted assassination of Lenin in August 1918. The Bolsheviks, always prone to paranoia, reacted to that attack with the rage of a berserker. They immediately announced the revival of the death penalty, which had been abolished after the overthrow of the tsar. Hundreds of political opponents were shot immediately, and orders went out across the country for the Cheka to round up hostages and shoot them in response to the slightest opposition.

As the Terror spread, the torments grew more creative:

Each local Cheka had its own speciality. In Kharkov they went in for the ‘glove trick’ — burning the victim’s hands in boiling water until the blistered skin could be peeled off: this left the victims with raw and bleeding hands and their torturers with ‘human gloves’. The Tsaritsyn Cheka sawed its victims’ bones in half. In Voronezh they rolled their naked victims in nail-studded barrels. In Armavir they crushed their skulls by tightening a leather strap with an iron bolt around their head. In Kiev they affixed a cage with rats to the victim’s torso and heated it so that the enraged rats ate their way through the victim’s guts in an effort to escape. In Odessa they chained their victims to planks and pushed them slowly into a furnace or a tank of boiling water. A favourite winter torture was to pour water on the naked victims until they became living ice statues. Many Chekas preferred psychological forms of torture. One had the victims led off to what they thought was their execution, only to find that a blank was fired at them. Another had the victims buried alive, or kept in a coffin with a corpse. [Figes, A People’s Tragedy, p. 646]

The press played in integral role in radicalizing the masses and justifying the Terror. “Only rivers of blood can atone for the blood of Lenin,” cried one paper. Pravda announced that “the time has come for us to crush the bourgeoisie or be crushed by it.” It sounds ghoulish to us, but then again, our own papers run headlines like this:

 

The Reds were initially radicalized by the sense of being under threat. But once their full depravity was unleashed, it crucially did not start to moderate simply because they were winning. At the end of the Russian Civil War, thousands of soldiers and officers in the White Army surrendered after receiving a promise of amnesty. Once they were rounded up, all of them were shot. The next three decades of the Soviet regime brought one round after another of purges, famines, de-kulakization, and terror.

Lenin’s Red Terror carries important lessons for America in 2021. 

Every time the terror in America seems to have peaked, it gets worse.

In 2017, people lost their jobs for attending the Charlottesville march. It didn’t matter if they engaged in any violence or broke any laws. Merely being there was enough.

Many normal Americans shrugged.

“It was some racist march anyway,” thought most conservatives. “They should have known better than to go.”

But of course, it didn’t stop there. Throughout the Trump administration, it became acceptable to target people for pettier and pettier offenses: Anonymous posts online, leaked emails, decade-old articles (or decade-old tweets), attending conferences with the wrong people.

April 2021 has brought us to a new low. In Minnesota, Derek Chauvin is going to prison, likely for decades, for using a routine policing method to subdue a man twice his size who was resisting arrest. In Virginia, a police officer’s twenty-year career has ended in termination after he sent a $25 anonymous donation to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Lt. William Kelly was placed on administrative duty Friday, April 16, after reports were made that he donated and expressed support for the actions of Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two people and injuring another during a Wisconsin protest in August 2020.

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone said Lt. Kelly violated city and department policies by donating money to Rittenhouse’s defense fund.

“I have reviewed the results of the internal investigation involving Lt. William Kelly. Chief Larry Boone and I have concluded Lt. Kelly’s actions are in violation of city and departmental policies. His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve. The City of Norfolk has a standard of behavior for all employees, and we will hold staff accountable,” City Manager Chip Filer said. [NBC12]

Before Joe Biden took office, one of the lies told to get Middle America to accept him was that Biden would allow America to “calm down.” One piece in Slate was typical:

Joe Biden will make a difference. Things will be better. And sooner than you may think.

I am sure of this. I am sure of this the way that I am sure that kindness matters, that violence causes pain, that American democracy will prevail, regardless of the hurdles that it must repeatedly surmount. I am sure of this the way that I am sure an object in motion remains in motion, until something interferes to still it. Biden will be that stilling force. … The violence and unrest, the hatred and division that have bloodied this country since Donald Trump took office in January 2017, are an inevitable consequence of this man and the infectiousness of his beliefs, which he spread in roars across stadiums and in capital letters on social media. It spread person to person, mouth to mouth, hovering in the air, invisible and deadly. [Slate]

After Derek Chauvin conviction, Fox’s Greg Gutfeld sarcastically invoked the cowardly stance of many who welcomed Chauvin going to prison even if he was innocent because this would magically calm down the left and spare the country further riots.

 

Such thinking is not just morally repugnant, it is stupid. Mere hours after the Derek Chauvin verdict came down, the left began fomenting a new outrage. This time, the target was the Columbus police officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant to stop her from stabbing another girl.

The Biden Administration eagerly racialized the matter, with press secretary Jen Psaki suggesting the officer, motivated by racism, had executed a “child.”

Basketball star Lebron James ogreishly tweeted “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with a photo of the hero cop.

The left will not be placated by handing it victories. They are on a crusade, and as long as they are not stopped they will only become more extreme, more vengeful, and more dangerous.

Why are there so many similarities between the Bolsheviks of old and the radical left of today? If there’s one constant in the 230 years since the French Revolution, it’s that extreme left-wing movements can’t deliver on their promises. There’s a reason online leftists have to retreat to the embarrassing anthem that “real Communism has never been tried.”

When left-wing movements start to fail, they become paranoid. Unable to accept the shortcomings of their ideology, they hunt for wreckers, saboteurs, spies, and traitors, any scapegoat that can be used to avoid admitting that their policies are the root of failure.

That’s just as true of today’s left as it is of their intellectual forebears. Despite uprooting every part of American life and spending trillions of dollars, liberalism has totally failed to abolish inequality in America. Instead of bringing universal prosperity, liberalism has produced homeless hellscapes, catastrophic public schools, gutted neighborhoods, and fragmented families. Finding the causes within liberalism is unthinkable. Again and again, big-city governments, private colleges, elite newspapers, and left-wing non-profits have been convulsed by witch hunts to root out “sexism” and “systemic racism.” Decades-old statements and stray words are sufficient proof to end a career, and sometimes not even that is needed. Rather than accept the reality that black Americans are more likely to commit crimes than other groups, liberals have declared war on the police. They would rather send good police to prison and subject millions of Americans to criminal terror than admit to a truth that is right in front of them.

But the second reason why the left constantly escalates its terrorism is more basic: Keeping power. Marx’s colleague Friedrich Engels wrote that “Terror is the needless cruelties perpetrated by terrified men.” The left is already inclined toward cruelty by disposition, but once frightened at the prospect of actual defeat, they go into a frenzy. For the Bolsheviks, it was the attempted murder of Lenin and the Russian Civil War. For the Globalist American Empire, it was the election of Donald Trump. Rather than accept an outcome that might bring about their demise, the empire struck back.

What will the future of America look like? Hopefully, it will never get as horrific as it did under past failing liberal states. But this regime is already one that will denounce a police officer for saving someone’s life. This is a regime that tries to imprison a teenager for life for defending himself while trying to protect his community from a rioting mob. This is a regime that foments war in Ukraine to avoid admitting it lost an election. This is a regime that takes children from their parents so they can be put on hormone pills and have their genitals mutilated.

This regime will never show mercy of its own free will. It will grow more and more tyrannical, and more and more extreme, until it stops or until it collapses. The worst of the terror is yet to come.

Source: These Key Similarities Between Lenin’s Red Terror and America’s Woke Culture Reveal Left’s Blueprint For Complete Takeover

Americans rejecting ‘wokeness’ peddled by schools | WND

[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Policy.]

By Samuel J. Abrams
Real Clear Policy

In the past few weeks, it has become apparent that the extreme progressive impulses infecting higher education in the United States have moved from campus quads and dormitories into our nation’s middle and high schools and even into our kindergartens. In New York City alone, the uptown Dalton School has seen an uprising and departure of numerous high-level staff over questions of curriculum and social justice. Downtown, a Grace Church School teacher published an open letter explaining that the school’s new “anti-racist” ideology induces shame in white students for being oppressors; he has witnessed the harmful impact that these ideas have had on children including silencing inquiry such that “children are afraid to challenge the repressive ideology that rules our school.”

Most recently, a Brearley School parent penned an open letter to the entire community of parents explaining he was pulling his daughter from the school because of its “obsession with race” and the fact that the school abandoned its principle of teaching how to think for teaching what to think. In response, Brearley doubled-down on its position and argued that this letter was both offensive and harmful; it was nothing of the sort.

While these letters have undoubtedly impacted their writers, these public statements show that the wave of progressive, woke, critical-race theory influenced “anti-racist” dogma that has penetrated our K-12 schools is finally being called out for what is it: racist, reductionist, anti-intellectual, and dangerous. And, I wanted to add some more fuel to those leading this important pushback: despite the impression that an illiberal, totalitarian movement has seized the world of education, new data shows that majorities of citizens want viewpoint diversity in our K-12 world, they want our schools to give their students an education based on skills, facts, and history and they do not approve of these divisive and racist ideas which masquerade as progressive and inclusive values.

Thanks to new data from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), it becomes immediately apparent that the woke ideas in the K-12 universe do not have the wide support of the public. ACTA surveyed a large number of Illinois residents — a microcosm of the American experience possessing not only a diverse citizenry, but large and small cities along with rural areas — about their attitudes toward these anti-racist ideas and support for woke and equitable thinking is not widely accepted at all.

Consider the following: Respondents were asked if K-12 teachers should work to expose students to a variety of perspectives about the country’s founding and history, and to equip them to think critically about its successes and failures OR if K-12 teachers should embrace progressive viewpoints and perspectives when teaching U.S. history, to encourage students to advocate for social justice causes. Almost two-thirds (62%) believed that it was more important to expose students to a variety of perspectives, compared to just 23% who preferred that teachers embrace progressive viewpoints and perspectives; 15% were not sure where they stood.

There are racial differences present in the data, but it is important to note that no racial group wanted to prioritize social justice concerns over a real diversity of views. 69% of white respondents opted to expose students to a variety of perspectives over a narrow progressive worldview. The number in support of a multiplicity of views dropped to 44% among Black respondents but this 44% is the plurality among Blacks for just 29% of Black respondents want the progressive idea and another 27% were unsure. Similarly, 51% of Hispanic or Latino identifiers selected viewpoint diversity with a third (33%) wanting a narrower view and 15% unsure. Collectively, the data reveals that there are understandable differences in racial outlook, but the overtly woke attitudes and approaches being taken by K-12 schools are completely out of step with reality for pluralities of all racial groups and the nation as a whole reject this social justice approach.

The survey also asked about teacher preparation programs for the classroom and whether schools should prioritize teaching progressive viewpoints and social justice advocacy to help teachers overcome their own biases and build more inclusive classrooms OR if these programs should focus on making teachers better equipped to help students develop core skills and competencies, not on social justice or progressive politics. 58% of respondents preferred skills, while just a third (34%) wanted progressive politics.

When white respondents are considered, 63% advocated for core skills compared to 28% who thought about social justice considerations. This looks notably different from Black respondents who were fairly evenly divided: 44% sided with the progressive viewpoint position while 42% preferred skills This is remarkable because this is a fairly even split and not a landslide in support for anti-racist thinking despite the rhetoric being churned out at K-12 schools. For those with Hispanic backgrounds, we see the same pattern with 51% falling on the progressive side and 44% landing on the skills side. This is a slight skew and shows, again, that there are not significant majorities which support the woke, anti-racist messages and teachings happening in our schools. The silence despite the data is most likely due to the fear that many have when the speak up and challenge these impulses.

Finally, when respondents were asked how people should be treated — specifically, do you believe that all people should be treated equally based on merit — there is essentially parity. 84% of all respondents agree with this statement and just 8% do not. 86% of whites, 82% of Blacks, and 81% of Hispanics agree here too. Americans clearly believe in equal treatment for all and not the divisive, anti-racist narratives coming from many of our K-12 schools today.

In short, many schools are fixated on race and difference and this is dangerous. Viewing people as members of narrow and simplistic racial groupings foolishly suggests that one should be defined by race and little more. This is an absurd way to understand people, dividing us rather than unifying us and finding common ground based on shared humanity and history. This is the antithesis of what our schools should be teaching, which include the values of real diversity in all forms and social inclusion. These recent examples of pushback are hopefully the start of a much larger effect to dismantle the progressive, ant-racist ideas which are infecting all levels of our education system.  Our educational institutions anchor our nation and help teach and propagate our values and these institutions cannot be ceded to the seemingly growing woke and progressive waves corrupting the free exchange of ideas and our core ideas about learning. The data shows that Americans reject anti-racism and the pushback against theses idea must continue, our nation’s core values and social fabric depends on it.

Samuel J. Abrams is professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Policy.]

Source: Americans rejecting ‘wokeness’ peddled by schools

FBI Releases Documents on Investigation Into Death of Democrat National Committee Worker Seth Rich

The FBI has produced 68 pages relating to a Democrat National Committee (DNC) worker who was shot dead in 2016 in Washington, including an investigative summary that appears to say someone may have paid for his death. Seth Rich, the worker, was shot dead in the early morning hours on July 16, 2020, near his home in the nation’s capitol. The murder, which is unsolved to this day, fueled widespread media coverage, especially after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested that Rich was the person who provided internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks. Rich’s family has called the theory that Rich leaked documents to WikiLeaks a conspiracy theory. Newly released files show top Department of Justice officials met in 2018 and discussed Rich’s murder. They reviewed Rich’s financial records and did not identify any unusual deposits or withdrawals. Additionally, none of the witnesses interviewed during the investigation reported to authorities anything unusual about …

Source: FBI Releases Documents on Investigation Into Death of Democrat National Committee Worker Seth Rich

LifeSite News Launches Petition To Cancel Pope’s ‘Morally Rotten’ Conference — Protestia

LifeSite News has launched a petition against the Vatican for hosting a “Health” Conference on “Exploring the Mind, Body, and Soul,” explaining, “Everything about the conference is rotten — morally, scientifically, and culturally,” and amassing over 22,000 signatures calling for its cancellation.

Despite being populated by Roman Catholics and having an entire variant of their website designed as the “Catholic Edition,” that promotes and reports Catholic news, Lifesite has been notoriously critical of Pope Francis, deigning him to be dangerous and likely one Papal Bull shy of being an anti-pope. As for the problems with the conference, they explain:

Incredibly, the conference organizers have listed huge numbers of globalist and abortion-promoting speakers such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, vaccine developers, Mormon elders, pro-abortion Chelsea Clinton, population control advocate Jane Goodall, a New Age activist, a prominent UK Muslim scholar, and pro-abortion American actress Cindy Crawford, among others.

The logo for the conference is a circle of people linking hands, colored in the tones of the LGBT rainbow flag, and positioned next to the crossed keys and Papal tiara of the Pontiff.  In the ten goals listed for the conference, the Pontifical Council for Culture makes no reference to God or the Catholic Church.

Given that LifeSite News focuses on anti-abortion work, they note that the conference is having the following speakers, among others.

  • The CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna, the former of which produces abortion pills;
  • The Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Francis Collins, who advocates using fetal tissue in research projects;
  • Chelsea Clinton, a strong advocate for abortion;

LifeSite concludes their petition with a call to action, noting, “this conference contains such a high concentration of poison for the Faith and the faithful that it should be canceled, not only for the contents itself, but also for the grave scandal it will (and is already) cause” and asking signers to “contact the following Church authorities to politely, but firmly, voice your dismay and displeasure at the anti-God, anti-life, and anti-faith conference which the Vatican has scheduled for the beginning of May. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi – Head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture. Email: cultura@cultura.va; Phone: [+39] 06 6989 3811.”

LifeSite News Launches Petition To Cancel Pope’s ‘Morally Rotten’ Conference — Protestia

The Victim Pandemic — Christian Research Network

“It appears to me that in our society today, victimization is spreading faster than Covid.  It’s almost unbearable on many college campuses and cable TV.  Every white person is racist, every straight man a woman-hater.  No non-white male has a fair shot.” 

(Bill O’Reilly)  With the exception of Caucasian males, everybody can be a victim.  It’s easy.  Just summon up some unpleasantness in your life and assign blame.  Use the word “systemic” a lot in formulating your grievances.  Make sure you point out that you are expressing “your truth.”  And certainly mention that you are speaking “truth to power.”

It is true that real victims are amongst us. The child born into a chaotic home, perhaps abandoned or abused by bad parents.  Certainly that innocent person has been victimized.

If you are treated unfairly because of skin color or gender, you should be angry.  But you have two choices: live your life in the victimization zone.  Or [do what is necessary] to succeed despite the hardship.  View article →

The Victim Pandemic — Christian Research Network

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