“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.
In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.
Google has to respond to thousands of warrant orders each year, but the keyword warrants are a relatively new strategy used by the government and are controversial.
“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.
“This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.
The government said that the scope of the warrants is limited to avoid implicating innocent people who happen to search for certain terms, but it’s not publicly disclosed how many users’ data are sent to the government and what the extent of the warrant requests are.
If you feel like global events are about to hit a dramatic turning point, you are definitely not alone. Lately, I have been hearing from so many people that are feeling such a sense of dread about the days that are ahead of us. It kinds of reminds me of the waning days of 2019. If you go back and review my articles and my interviews from that period, you will see that I repeatedly warned that I had such a bad feeling about 2020. At the time, that didn’t make a lot of sense to some people, because life was still relatively normal. But then the COVID pandemic came along and the world went completely nuts. Well, now I am sensing another huge wave of trouble, and countless others are feeling the exact same way.
Normally, I tend to focus my articles on things that just happened in the news. But today I want to talk about the bigger picture because we have reached such a dangerous time in our history. The events of the past couple of years have put us on a very alarming trajectory, and I believe that we are rapidly approaching a point of no return.
There are still a lot of people out there that believe that some sort of a magic solution will suddenly be found and life will revert to normal. Sadly, that isn’t going to happen. Nobody has a “silver bullet”, and men on white horses are not going to come riding in to save us.
At this moment, the stage is being set for so many of the things that I warned about in Lost Prophecies and 7 Year Apocalypse. Great natural disasters are occurring all over the planet, extreme weather events are playing havoc with worldwide crop production, global hunger is on the rise, we are facing a supply chain crisis of epic proportions, and I have written numerous articles in recent weeks about the growing shortages that we are witnessing.
Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to rage on, and now we are being told that this virus will be with us indefinitely. Of course many believe that how national governments have responded to the pandemic has been even worse than the pandemic itself. We are seeing civil unrest and mass protests all over the globe as ordinary citizens lash out against the alarming rise of authoritarianism all around us. We have seen so much chaos and death over the past couple of years, and there will be so much more in the years ahead. Millions upon millions of people have already died, but what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg.
As I discussed a few days ago, this is also a time of wars and rumors of wars. Needless to say, military conflict will take many of our current problems to an entirely new level. Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea that we are moving toward war even now.
But most Americans can see the product shortages that are growing all around us. At this point, the supply chain crisis has gotten so bad that the mainstream media can’t stop talking about it. On a very basic level, our economic infrastructure is breaking down, and this is something that is happening all over the world.
Originally we were told that things would be “getting back to normal” by this point, but now we are being told that the shortages are going to be getting even worse in the months ahead. Earlier today, I came across a video in which Glenn Beck detailed why he is extremely concerned about this. I think that Glenn did a really good job of communicating the urgency of the crisis that we are now facing, and I hope that people will share his video with as many people as they can.
There are some that have used the word “hell” to describe the past couple of years, but the truth is that they aren’t even worth comparing to what is still ahead of us.
But no matter what comes along, you can get through this.
I have heard from so many people that are scared about what is to come, and it is okay to be honest about our emotions. If you truly understand the bigger picture, the gravity of what we are dealing with will definitely weigh on you. But there is no reason to be afraid. You were born for such a time as this, and you were placed at this specific moment in human history for a reason.
Since I write about such difficult topics, some people out there have suggested that I must be deeply depressed. But the truth is that my wife and I are not depressed at all. We are not on any pills, we don’t have to see any psychologists and we don’t walk around in a state of gloom all the time.
That is because we know who we are, we know where we are going and we understand how the story ends. All of human history has been building up to a grand crescendo, and we get to be here for it.
There is no other time in all of human history that I would have rather lived than right here, right now.
But if your life is defined by the system that the elite have established, and if what you care about are the material possessions that the system has provided for you, then the years ahead are going to be exceedingly painful for you.
Because the truth is that the system is dying.
Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, and we are going to see horrors that are far beyond what most people would dare to imagine right now.
But for those that are living for the things that really matter, this will be an incredibly exciting time to be alive.
If you have not been paying much attention to global events, now is the time for you to wake up. So many of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together simultaneously, and so many of the major things that the watchmen have been warning about are on the verge of taking place.
I will have so much more to say about all of this in the days ahead. Be strong and keep the fire burning, because the times that are approaching are going to greatly challenge all of us.
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, and Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, held a special Chrislam summit in the Vatican, following their participation in the Summit of Religious Leaders on Climate Change, entitled “Faith and Science”. Welcome to the One World Religion!
Back in February of 2019, we showed you how Pope Francis flew to Abu Dhabi to present the end times covenant of Chrislam to Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb, how both men signed this document and then sealed their pact by a kiss on the mouth. Today, Ahmed al-Tayeb was present and accounted for at the Vatican as part of Rome’s preparation for their upcoming participation in the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow in November.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11,12 (KJB)
How’s this for intrigue? A lot of people are not aware that the person who was the official and legal witness to the signing of the Chrislam covenant was none other than Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. Among the many end times things he is involved with are the Abraham Accords, being the chief representative of Islam who worked with Jared Kushner to put the Accords in place back in August of 2020. Man, oh man, but things are really starting to come together, aren’t they?
Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Vatican Pope Francis cooperate to consolidate Chrislam One World Religion fraternity
FROM DAILY NEWS EGYPT: Both leaders discussed the religious, humanitarian, and moral issues that haunt the world today, and the challenges posed by changes and events on the global scene. The two sides also discussed the real role that religious leaders and scholars should play to reduce the intensity of war and division experienced by different regions around the world, and confront extremism.
They also expressed their keenness to continue the constructive dialogue and joint cooperation they started together recently, which has produced a historic document, the Human Fraternity Document, which was announced from Abu Dhabi in 2019. The two sides added that the many challenges require strength and determination to bear hardships and difficulties, and that returning to the teachings of religions is the way for the world to escape from extremism, division and the tyranny of matter.
The Grand Imam and His Holiness Pope Francis praised the efforts and initiatives of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity in activating and consolidating the values of the Human Fraternity Document for coexistence among human beings.
On Monday, the Vatican hosted the Summit of Religious Leaders for Climate Change, entitled ‘Faith and Science’, with the participation of religious leaders and scholars from around the world.
The summit sent a joint appeal to the participants of the twenty-sixth United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held from 1 to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland, to express their concerns and desires to assume greater responsibility towards the planet. The appeal is also to stand in solidarity to reduce the negative effects of climate change on the planet, environment and the sustainability of its resources. READ MORE
CHRISLAM 2021: Pope Francis, Grand Imam Al-Tayyeb & Ayatollah Al-Sistani
ASHBURN, VA—At a Loudoun County school board meeting last night, a heroic FBI agent violently tackled a parent who was expressing concern over his child’s education during open comments.
This came after Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to crack down on parents who violently and menacingly dare to question the holy authority of the state when it comes to educating kids.
Since the FBI is highly experienced in covering up for sick perverts who use their power to corrupt impressionable children, Garland thought this was right up their alley. According to sources, undercover agents will infiltrate these cells of concerned parents by pretending they are parents who care about kids too.
“So, um, yeah… I don’t think you should be assigning pornographic and racist reading materials to young kids,” began local parent Fred Brown at the meeting. “Maybe you should stick to math and reading and –OOF!” In a flash, undercover Agent Sam Rutters dove on stage and took the concerned dad to the ground with one blow.
The parents in attendance all gasped in horror while the school board cheered and then gathered around to spray pepper spray in Brown’s eyes.
“I’m no hero, I’m just doing my job,” said agent Rutters after making the tackle and forcefully subduing the squirming parent on the floor. “I’m just doing what any mercenary hired to protect the state’s absolute authority over your children would do!”
Toss your capitalist cookbooks aside, this anti-capitalist cooking show walks you through the grueling experience of cooking… the socialist way.
For over 30 years, the guest on this edition of Crosstalk has been sounding the alarm over the dangers of Agenda 21 to human society. As a result, he’s been labeled a conspiracy theorist. He’s been accused of speaking fear and hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued 4 separate reports on him. He’s been under attack on the front page of the Sunday New York Times. Newsweek has described this guest as being extremist, spreading untruths about Agenda 21 to discredit the U.N. by claiming it’s attempting to enforce a new world order to seize private property and advance the causes of communism and to crush all dissent.
This individual is Tom DeWeese. Tom is the president of American Policy Center. Tom is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence and protecting our constitutionally-guaranteed rights. He’s the author of Sustainable: The War on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals and Erase a political novel.
The accusations against Tom are interesting in light of the fact that what he does is simply quote the words of those he discusses. In fact, regarding those things he’s been warning people about, the other side has been very vocal about their plans.
Tom gave the example of Agenda 21 when it was brought out in 1992. They first said this was a comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society. When he began to investigate, he was told this was just a “voluntary idea” or good suggestions for helping the environment or to help live a better life.
This program looks at some of those “suggestions” and includes references to the Club of Rome, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab and sub-topics related to this issue like global warming, sustainable development, beef production and much more.
Florida’s governor DeSantis won’t put up with a corrupt Biden Attorney General. He politely told AG Garland that Florida will stand up for the free speech rights of its people.
Last night Biden’s corrupt Attorney General instructed his political and corrupt FBI to go after concerned American parents who speak out against the racist critical race theory or the deadly COVID mandates in schools.
While Garland spoke about “threats,” he didn’t identify any threats or concerns which would qualify as federal criminal action requiring such interference in the parents’ rights to express themselves. Indeed, the announcement seemed like an effort to basically chill their rights to speak. Normally, if there was any actual “threat,” it would come within the purview of local law enforcement. There’s no requirement to make what would already be illegal more illegal. So what actually are they saying here? What’s actually happening with this edict from the Biden Administration?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has championed the rights of parents to speak on behalf of their own children — something that should be self-evident and unquestionable — threw down the gauntlet, speaking out against this troubling announcement from Garland.
In response to Garland’s communist action, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shared:
Biden’s gang stole the election and are willing to destroy our country to satisfy their power and greed.
Senator Josh Hawley rose to the challenge today and excoriated Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco for Attorney General Garland Merrick’s order for the FBI and US Attorneys to investigate parents who “harass or intimidate” members of school boards.
If I did not know better I would be thinking that a secret cabal of Trump supporters are paying Biden and his team to propose one stupid, insane policy after another. This move by AG Merrick has nothing to do with actual attacks and threats against school administrators. It is pure politics:
Garland fired off his memo days after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) claimed in a letter to President Biden that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat,” as parents grow frustrated with mask mandates being imposed on their children and critical race theory being injected into their curricula.
And this will enrage every parent with a brain in their head and love for their child. Tucker Carlson, as expected, stepped up to the plate and flayed the Biden Administration for this attempt to intimidate parents who keen to fight the encroaching communist ideology that is supplanting America’s traditions and values.
There is a silver lining–Biden’s repeated embrace of wrong-headed policies that assault the majority of Americans who still love this country is making Demented Joe more unpopular with each passing day.
(Andrew McCarthy – National Review) Even as President Biden shrugged his shoulders over progressives’ harassment and intimidation of a sitting United States senator of his own party — a crime under Arizona law — Biden’s Justice Department was running roughshod over the First Amendment, threatening to investigate and prosecute parents for protesting against school boards and teachers who insist on indoctrinating children with the cultural Marxism beloved by Democrats.
On Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum in which he wailed about the “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” Clearing his throat with an empty nod to the inconvenient fact that the Constitution protects “spirited debate,” Garland incorrectly — indeed, outrageously for someone of his experience as a Justice Department official and federal appellate judge — claimed that free-speech principles yield not only to “threats of violence” but also to “efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views” (at least, evidently, individuals not named Sinema or Manchin). View article →
“Times Are Bad, God Is Good” 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalm 118:29; 136:1
Whatsoever our condition be, let us never limit God. God’s people should never be better, the times were never worse. Where we be bad, God is good. Times are bad, God is good. He can alter all. When there is no hope of escaping, no likely issue, God can make it good.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
The Regenerated Do Not Go to War Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3; Matthew 22:15–22; Mark 12:13–17; Luke 20:20–25; Ephesians 6:17
The regenerated do not go to war nor fight. They are the children of peace who have beaten their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks and know of no war. They give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s. Their sword is the word of the Spirit, which they wield with a good conscience through the Holy Ghost.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Words that match our actions have greater impact. That’s why good deeds and faithful living are also important when we proclaim the Gospel. But how do we prioritize holiness while serving an unbelieving world? Find out on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
The lights dim as the music begins to play. The energy in the crowd seems to almost crackle audibly. You feel a surge of anticipation for the songs you know, the empowering words you always hear, and the inspirational, larger-than-life people you see standing before you. At a well-designed worship service, Bible conference, or summer camp, God seems real, close, and exciting.
Then, you go home and open your Bible alone. You know the Scriptures are filled with life-giving words and powerful examples, but somehow, it’s not the same. The atmosphere is gone. You struggle to maintain your interest. Spiritual dryness sets in. What is wrong with you? Where has the joy gone?
The Joy is Gone
In Psalm 16:11, David speaks of the joy that you now are missing: “You [God] will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” What is this joy? Joy is a positive mindset that expresses our satisfaction and pleasure in things we value. We find joy in what is most important to us. What do we value most?
Too often we value a feeling over the reality that would produce that feeling. We want to feel close to God without actually drawing close to God. We want the benefits of a close walk with God without the heart change required to walk with God. Many times, we want the outward trappings without the inward transformation. Our need for an experience can become an idol that dethrones God in our lives.
How do we rediscover joy in our devotional time? What can we do to avoid the spiritual dryness that comes from seeking an experience rather than a relationship?
1. Seek God, Not the Feeling of Seeking God
David writes of his own experience in Psalm 27:8: When You [God] said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” That yearning for closeness to God is good and right. James 4:8 confirms this: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” God commands us to seek Him, not an emotional experience. But where does the emotional experience come from?
Joy in Psalm 16
Let’s go back to Psalm 16. Fullness of joy in the presence of God was a result of (not the object of) David’s relationship with God. Before he described the joy, David spoke of the source of that joy. In Psalm 16:8, David writes, “I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” David set the Lord always before him. He sought the Lord. Joy was the result, not the object of his seeking.
We don’t joy in joy: we joy in God. With the prophet Habakkuk, we must declare, “I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:18).
Joy in Psalm 63
Make Psalm 63 your prayer and heart’s desire: “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.”
2. Seek God on God’s Terms.
But you might say, “Wait, I am seeking God, but I don’t feel the joy David describes.” Maybe you are seeking God on your own terms. Those who truly seek God do what it takes to be close to Him. This means personal holiness (Psalm 51:12).
Let’s go back to James 4:8 and read the whole verse in context: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” We cannot draw near to God if we are unwilling to get right with God. We cannot go our own way and feel close to God. We must submit to God (James 4:7) and to His way.
3. Seek God in the Day-to-Day. Enjoy the Mountain Top Moments.
“But wait,” you say again. “I am seeking God, and I have confessed my sin. I just don’t feel the emotional high when I go to God alone.” Maybe your expectations need some adjustment.
What if we viewed marriage like we sometimes view our walk with God? When everyday life is not as exciting as our honeymoon, should we worry that something is wrong with our marriage? No! Both the high points and the day to day are wonderful blessings. The romantic getaways are a highlight, but the daily grind is where the genuine relationship lives.
Related Tips to Combat Spiritual Dryness Caused by Seeking an Experience
Choose to spend time with God at the same time each day regardless of your emotional state.
Accept that your emotional feeling will not be the same every time you have your devotions.
Thank God for the high points and be faithful in the day-to-day.
Try to avoid evaluating your time with God based on how you feel. Evaluate it based on what the Word of God told you about who God is and what He has done. Humbly apply the passage to your own life while asking God how He would have you to change based on what you read.
Find promises of God as your read the Bible and trust what He says more than your feelings.
Confess the sin of idolatry when you try to find satisfaction in an emotion rather than in God Himself.
Read the poetic sections of Scripture, including the Psalms and Habakkuk.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psalm 126:5)
Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.
Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than anything like levity. We have heard of men who went to war with a light heart, but they were beaten; and it is mostly so with those who sow in the same style.
Come, then, my heart, sow on in thy weeping, for thou has the promise of a joyful harvest. Thou shalt reap. Thou, thyself, shalt see some results of thy labor. This shall come to thee in so large a measure as to give thee joy, which a poor, withered, and scanty harvest would not do. When thine eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense thee.
Trusting the Lord makes obedience easier, and obedience produces ever-increasing trust.
One of my favorite songs is “Trust and Obey” because it sums up God’s purpose for our lives. When we practice these two commands, a beautiful cycle begins. Trusting the Lord makes obedience easier, and obedience produces ever-increasing trust. Can you recall facing a challenge that was difficult or perplexing? If so, you know how important these two commands are.
When the Lord calls you to a task that seems unreasonable, you have two options. You can obey Him even though you don’t understand what will happen, or you can become fearful and attempt to find a way out. Joshua chose the first option. Because he trusted the Lord, he disregarded all his military experience and adopted God’s bizarre battle plan. Over the years, he had learned that the Lord is trustworthy.
The way we respond to God’s challenging assignments reveals our level of commitment. We may feel as if we’re right in step with Him–until He proposes a change of direction. That’s when our resistance kicks in, and with it, the realization we aren’t as close to Him as we thought. At that point, our decision determines whether the Lord will be able to use us as He desires. Because Joshua never lost his commitment, he continued to serve the Lord for the remainder of his life.
At times obedience is a struggle, as your mind runs through all the reasons God’s path is illogical. Fear dominates and your will battles to comply when everything within is screaming to run the other way. But obedience is always the best choice, because the Lord is trustworthy and wise.
Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valour. You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”Joshua 6:1-5
The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians that we need to change our minds when our thoughts do not align with the truth. The process to change one thought is to replace the lie with truth.
Do you remember the last time you changed your mind? Maybe it was changing your outfit a couple of times this morning being indecisive on what to wear. Maybe it was changing your mind on your entree choice just after the waitress took your order. Maybe it was changing your mind on the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a dear friend. Changing your mind over clothes, food, and gifts are not life changing but there is a circumstance when to change your mind is powerful.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Paul was saying we need to change our minds when our thoughts do not align with the truth. There are times when a lie from the enemy spins in our mind and the thought patterns wage war within us to keep us from living in the victory of Christ and His resurrection. As believers we have the power through Christ to change our minds! The process to change one thought is to replace the lie with truth.
Change your mind from the thought of defeat to “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Change your mind from the thought of no value to “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14).
Change your mind from fear and failure to “the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me” (Romans 8:11).
Change your mind from pity to “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).
Next time you change your coffee order be reminded of how quick that change happened. Changing your mind to the truth of Christ will allow you to live in the freedom He so freely gives.
Gain All You Can, Save All You Can, Give All You Can Matthew 6:19; 1 Timothy 6:18
Give all your money to God. You have no pretence for laying up treasure upon earth. While you “gain all you can,” and “save all you can,” “give all you can,” that is, all you have.
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
The Ark and the Church Genesis 7:13–23; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Peter 3:20–21
The reality of the sacrament is the unity of the mystical body, without which there can be no salvation; for there is no entering into salvation outside the Church, just as in the time of the deluge there was none outside the Ark, which denotes the Church.
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Pelosi gets labeled ‘Grandma Death’ A commentary writer who recently labeled President Biden “Viper Joe” for his support for unrestricted abortion for all now has created a name for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who like Biden claims to be Catholic but disregards the church teachings on abortion. It’s “Grandma Death.” “She has five children and nine grandchildren, but her real devotion is to the practice of killing babies before they are born.
The CDC Wants to Ruin Your Holidays (Again) Obama can have a giant birthday bash. Hollywood can host the Emmy Awards. The Met can hold their ritzy gala. But, @CDCgov wants you to have a virtual holiday party. pic.twitter.com/2knCm12hn0
China Placed Massive Order For PCR Tests Months Before First Official COVID Case Months before the first official reports of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, officials in Hubei Province placed a massive order for PCR tests, according to Nikkei, citing a report from researchers – including former intelligence officers – in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. “Monthly procurement data shows a spike in orders in May, especially from CDC buyers and the People’s Liberation Army,” according to the report.
Zeus temple gate unearthed in Turkey Archaeologists in western Turkey have excavated the entrance gate of the Temple of Magnesia Zeus, according to the Turkish Hürriyet Daily News. The archeologists noted to Hürriyet Daily News that the newly discovered Zeus gate, the replica of which is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, is part of a well-known temple in the history of architecture just like the Temple of Artemis.
Beam me up: William Shatner to be oldest person in space William Shatner is set to “boldly go where no man one has gone before” next week when he becomes the oldest person to travel to outer space. “So now I can say something. Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man!’” he tweeted. “It’s never too late to experience new things.”
Draghi, Scholz or Macron? Merkel’s crown as Europe’s leader up for grabs The three contenders to take the helm for the continent as era of outgoing German chancellor draws to a close. One of the most insightful endorsements of Mario Draghi’s leadership came from the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, during a visit to Rome in June. Describing the former European Central Bank chief as a “maestro”, Sanchez said: “Whenever Draghi speaks to the European Council, we all fall silent and listen. This isn’t something that happens often.” Olaf Scholz, … Emmanuel Macron, … .
Experts get a ‘golden opportunity’ after archaeologists unearth a Second Temple-period quarry. ISRAELI archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2,000-year-old stone quarry, which could throw fresh insight on Biblical Second Temple quarrying practices. The first-century BC archaeological site was discovered in the Har Hotzvim neighborhood in northwest Jerusalem. The excavated area of the quarry is around 6,500 square feet (600 square meters), yet researchers believe it could be three times larger. The site would have been active throughout the Second Temple period, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority
Minnesota statute says refusing vaccine is ‘a fundamental right’ Minnesotans are guaranteed a “fundamental right” to “refuse medical treatment” including “vaccination,” according to an existing state law. Statute 12.39 declares that even in spite of “laws, rules, or orders made or promulgated in response to a national security emergency or peacetime emergency, individuals have a fundamental right to refuse medical treatment, testing, physical or mental examination, vaccination, participation in experimental procedures and protocols, collection of specimens, and preventive treatment programs.” The law additionally mandates that health care providers must notify their patients of their right to refuse any treatment before “performing examinations, testing, treatment, or vaccination.”
Facebook stock falls as global outage continues Facebook’s stock took a dive Monday as the site suffered one of its worst outages of the past decade with services across its entire suite of products going offline while the tech company struggled to even bring its own internal services back online. The stock ended the day down nearly 5%, with Facebook shedding tens of billions in market cap value as the company sorted through the pieces attempting to diagnose what triggered the outage,
Canary Islands volcano ‘much more aggressive’ as new fissures erupt The erupting volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands has blown open two more fissures, with authorities reporting “intense” activity in the area. The Cumbre Vieja volcano was “much more aggressive”, almost two weeks after it erupted on the island of La Palma, said Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the technical director of the Canary Islands’ emergency volcano response department. Overnight, scientists recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5.
Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” makes historic landfall in Oman Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” made landfall between Al Masnaah and Al-Suwaiq, Oman, about 80 km (50 miles) WNW of the capital city of Muscat on October 3, 2021, with maximum sustained winds between 120 and 150 km/h (75 – 93 mph). Shaheen brought extremely heavy rains and waves up to 10 m (32 feet). Tropical cyclones have previously hit northern Oman, but none came as far west as this one.
Why “natural immunity” is a political problem for the regime Both the Mayo Clinic website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, for example, insist that “research has not yet shown” that people who have recovered from covid have any sort of reliable protection. Moreover, the CDC page points to a single study from Kentucky claiming that people with natural immunity are more than twice as likely to contract covid again, compared to people who have been vaccinated.
As Pope Francis Calls For Chrislam Summit In Rome, Communist China Prepares For The Invasion Of Taiwan There is so much happening in end times news today, I almost couldn’t decide what direction to go in. Do I talk about the One World Religion Chrislam conclave happening at the Vatican right now that will bring Gaia to the United Nations COP26 Climate Conference? Do I talk about Russia firing sub-launched hypersonic missiles, or the coming invasion of Taiwan by Communist China? Or how about the massive supply chain crisis that is threatening to bring the global economy to a COVID-induced halt? I know, let’s talk about all of it!
Power crisis deepens in Asia and Europe: What it means to shipping There’s panic-buying of gasoline in the U.K. Natural gas prices in Europe and Asia are skyrocketing. Protests are breaking out across Europe due to spiking electricity bills. India and China are short of coal for utilities. Power is being rationed to factories in multiple Chinese provinces — and winter is coming.
CDC Allows Hospitals To Classify Dead Vaxxed People As “Unvaccinated” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have devised a set of rules pertaining to the classification of infectious disease and death. These rules simultaneously inflate the number of covid cases in the unvaccinated and allow hospitals to classify dead vaccinated people as “unvaccinated” deaths.
Europe Turns To Russia For More Coal As Energy Prices Skyrocket Energy prices are through the roof across Europe as demand surges and supplies tighten in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of the global economic shutdown, energy production has decreased considerably as industries shut down, people stayed inside, and demand for electricity and fuel plummeted. Now, as the world returns to work and gets back to the ‘new normal’, energy demand is back with a vengeance, but the energy supply simply isn’t there.
With gas pumps still dry, Britain brings in the army Britain will from Monday deploy military tanker drivers to deliver fuel to gas stations, many of which were still dry on Friday after a chaotic week that has seen panic-buying, fights at the pumps and drivers hoarding petrol in water bottles.
Texas is bracing for a surge of 60,000 Haitian migrantsPosted: 05 Oct 2021 07:48 AM PDTState officials are bracing for what could be the largest surge of migrants ever to attempt to enter the country illegally from Mexico, weeks after thousands of Haitians did so.According to a report from the Denver Gazette, While border security falls under the federal government’s responsibility, the Biden administration has significantly reined in the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.This has resulted in fewer deportations and many people being released into the United States after illegally crossing the border, potentially incentivizing more illegal migration.Continue reading Texas is bracing for a surge of 60,000 Haitian migrants at End Time Headlines.
Humans are varied. Some are old, some are fat, some are from Kentucky, and others are from Kenya. Some can touch the tip of their nose with their tongue, and others can flatulate on command. We all have intersections of privileges and disadvantages. The point is not to see each of us as unique individuals, but to parse all of humanity into groups based on these obscure and often meaningless attributes so that a new minority group can be created.
So, to solve the problem of who’s an innocent victim and who’s a perpetrator of evil white supremacy, we came up with the intersectionality matrix. You want to land on as many intersections of oppression as possible.
So what’s your oppressed identity? Use this handy chart to find out!
In its desperation to pass Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “free” spending bill, the Left has stooped to new lows.
When your team starts chasing its political opponents into bathroom stalls with smartphone cameras, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate the company you’re keeping. Indeed, when one’s side starts accosting U.S. senators while they’re trying to relieve themselves, perhaps it’s time to say, Hey, my side has become unhinged.
Not so for the Left, though, whose Maoist Red Guards seem to continually remind us that no tactic, however sleazy, is beneath them. And, as the old adage goes, this fish rots from the head. Asked yesterday about the aforementioned incident, which took place at Arizona State University, where that state’s senior Democrat senator, Kyrsten Sinema, had just finished a lecture, President Joe Biden said: “I don’t think they’re appropriate tactics, but it happens to everybody. … It’s part of the process.”
So much for decency. So much for chivalry. Joe Biden can’t even bring himself to defend the fundamental privacy rights of an LGBT woman within his own party. Instead, he just shrugs his stooped shoulders and calls it “part of the process.” Remember: This was supposed to be the “anti-Trump” president — the guy who was going to bring some old-school civility back to the White House.
“We need a Build Back Better plan now,” said one of the agitators, a male, who at least had the decency to keep from following Sinema into the bathroom.
“We need solutions,” said a more aggressive female fellow agitator, who appeared to be reading from a script on her phone while she followed the senator right up to the stall. “The Build Back Better plan … has the solutions that we need.”
“We knocked on doors for you to get you elected,” said a third thug, another female, “and just how we got you elected, we can get you out of office if you don’t support what you promised us.”
The activists, apparently members of a progressive Hispanic pressure group called Living United for Change in Arizona, has been bankrolled by the quintessentially anti-American George Soros and also funded by the Democrats’ Congressional Hispanic Caucus. We can only hope that Sinema and her fellow intransigent, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, aren’t the sort to cave to these tactics. No one followed Manchin into a bathroom, but a few kayakers did paddle up to his docked DC houseboat and badger him there.
Despite what Joe Biden would have us believe, these sorts of things simply don’t happen to everybody. We’ve been publishing for 25 years, and we’re pretty sure this is the first time we’ve written about a U.S. senator being chased into the bathroom and browbeaten for opposing a particular piece of legislation. As Sinema later said in a statement, Arizonans “love the First Amendment,” but what these activists did was “not legitimate protest.”
“It is the duty of elected leaders,” she concluded, “to avoid fostering an environment in which honestly-held policy disagreements serve as the basis for vitriol — raising the temperature in political rhetoric and creating a permission structure for unacceptable behavior.”
That sounds about right. Bathrooms literally bring out the worst in us, but they also seem to flush out the figurative worst of the Left.
Merrick Garland creates a task force to assist school boards facing parents objecting to CRT and masks.
The Biden administration has decided to go after parents who publicly object to what their children are being taught in public schools. We have noted over the past year how parents across the country have risen up to challenge their local school boards for subjecting children to the radical leftist indoctrination of Critical Race Theory and “transgender” ideology, as well as to COVID authoritarianism like mandatory masking. Video clips from many of these school board meetings have gone viral as parents from every racial background and both genders (yeah, there are only two) have stood to decry, often with great emotion, what schools are teaching.
As parents become more aware of indoctrination and voice their objections, the National School Boards Association chose not to respond appropriately to parents’ legitimate concerns, but instead to circle the wagons and sic the federal government onto parents.
Last week, the NSBA asked the Biden administration to label parents voicing their objections to CRT and mask mandates at school board meetings as “domestic terrorists.” “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the NSBA asserted. “[As] acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The trouble is, the examples of “terrorism” that the NSBA cites — such as a person yelling “a Nazi salute in protest to masking requirements” or a school board calling “a recess because of opposition to critical race theory” — do not even remotely fit the definition of “threatening,” let alone criminality or terrorism. In fact, these are classic examples of Americans exercising their First Amendment right to free speech.
But these facts don’t matter when the leftist effort to indoctrinate the next generation is on the line. Cue Attorney General Merrick Garland and his announcement yesterday that he will assemble a Social Justice Department task force. The task force will include members of the “FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Offices [who will] meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend.” So, it’s official: In the fine leftist tradition of weaponizing government, the Biden administration is going to war against parents.
The DOJ sought to defend this decision by claiming there has been “an increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nations’ public schools.” The agency cited no actual evidence in support of such serious allegations.
No matter. Because there is no actual criminal evidence to cite in defense of this dubious action, the task force will go looking for it. As Fox News reports, “The DOJ will also be launching a task force aimed at addressing the issue, while attempting to determine how the federal government could use its powers to prosecute crimes and to assist local law enforcement in incidents that are not federal crimes.” Indeed, how is this even considered a federal matter? States, not the federal government, are in charge of both public education and local law enforcement.
The reason the NSBA has appealed to the Biden administration to stop certain parents is because several Republican-controlled states, like Florida, have listened to parents and have responded by banning CRT and mask mandates.
This is a classic example of the ruling class responding to those who refuse to adhere to its demands. Just last week, Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat candidate for Virginia governor, said out loud what these leftist elites have long believed: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
The Biden administration is taking this elitism to the next level by bullying parents and telling them to shut up about what their children are being taught lest they suffer the consequences.
Meanwhile, after months of rioting, burning, looting, and violence, Biden’s DOJ still refuses to classify antifa or Black Lives Matter as domestic terrorists.
Record numbers of Americans are buying guns for the first time, and it’s not who you think.
People tend to buy guns when the future looks uncertain or when society around them crumbles. We all tend to prize safety, even if too few Americans these days cherish Liberty. With Democrats in control of Washington once again, it could mean more records for gun sales.
Indeed, 2021 is keeping pace with 2020. “So far this year, there have been over 30 million checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System,” reports the Washington Examiner. “In 2020, there was a total of 39,615,395 checks.”
For obvious reasons, last year set a record. A global pandemic and a big presidential election had folks on edge. Violent crime and murder spiked tremendously with Black Lives Matter riots and other leftist-inspired social violence, which was followed by subsequent leftist efforts to defund the police. People bought more guns for security.
So far this year, that gun-buying trend has continued, and amidst it all there are some big ironies.
First of all, when you have prominent Democrats saying things like, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” it makes many Americans suddenly want an AR-15. When a Democrat president nominates a gun grabber to head up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it motivates gun buyers. (That nomination failed, by the way, but gun owners should still beware.) As society seems more dangerous, Democrats have demonized the law-abiding citizen. Those citizens are now buying more handguns for personal protection.
This was true during Barack Obama’s presidency, and it’s true during Joe Biden’s.
Another irony is that the biggest driver in the increase of firearms purchases is not white men. “Close to half of all new U.S. gun buyers since the beginning of 2019 have been women,” reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal adds that the academic 2021 National Firearms Survey revealed more intriguing data: “Among new gun buyers, 55% were white, 21% were Black and 19% were Hispanic. Among new women gun owners, 28% were Black.”
They might not even be Republicans. The Journal highlighted a female sociology professor who was worried about Donald Trump’s supporters. Many of those minorities aren’t necessarily GOP converts, either; they’re just alarmed by the fact that Black Lives Matter violence ended up meaning 5,839 blacks were killed last year — 2,244 more than the previous year.
On a final note, leftists often blame guns for the rise in crime, but gun sales have been increasing for nearly 30 years while crime has, until 2020, gone in the opposite direction. That has to do with the hundreds of thousands if not millions of times guns are used for self-defense.
That should be the GOP prescription for 2022, says the architect of the 1994 victory.
Twenty-seven years ago, on September 27, 1994, all the Republican candidates for the U.S. House gathered on the steps of the Capitol after signing the Contract with America — a legislative proposal that was based in part on President Ronald Reagan’s 1985 State of the Union Address. The positive agenda was filled with reforms and specifics that would be part of the congressional agenda, and it gained public support and resulted in the historic GOP wins of 1994. Republicans took the Senate and won a majority in the House for the first time in over 40 years.
The author and architect of that Contract, Newt Gingrich, recently commissioned an extensive national poll of swing voters — those committed to neither political party. The former speaker followed up the polling with an op-ed supporting another effort to establish an agenda that stops big government socialism, now the norm in the Democrat Party.
The results are informative but also demonstrate how important polling questions themselves actually are. Let’s look at these results as points of information but also see how news organizations and campaigns create support through the power of “pollaganda.”
The national poll of 1,500 likely general election swing voters showed these Americans are fed up with the denigration and destruction of our great country. Specifically, 84% supported the statement, “The United States of America is the greatest country on earth.” When asked which they support, free market capitalism or big government socialism, 82% of these partisan agnostics chose the former, with only 18% supporting the norm of the Democrat agenda — tax big, spend big, grow big government … because they “care.”
Is it too harsh to make such a statement about Democrats? Well, when asked if “big government socialists are taking over from the traditional moderate Democrats and now define the Democratic Party,” 69% of swing voters in the poll agreed.
It’s not just the governance of the American economy to be free or state-owned and run that has swing voters thinking the new Democrats are driving the country into the ground. On education, 39% of independent women opposed the teaching of Critical Race Theory as opposed to 31% in support. Independent men voiced similar opposition at 46% versus 39% in support. (We suspect those in support largely don’t understand what they’re supporting, which goes again to the “pollaganda” angle.) Indeed, 67% of swing voters support the statement, “Anyone can succeed in America if they are willing to work hard and play by the rules.” That’s not “systemic racism.”
On a related note, the poll revealed 68% of swing voters support more funding for police while only 31% support defunding law enforcement to finance more social programs. Relative to the national increase in crime, 67% of these general election voters agreed that disrespect for the law and law enforcement was making Americans less safe. Regarding another area of disrespecting the Rule of Law, two-thirds noted the border situation has worsened.
Looking at healthcare, these independent voters want more transparency, more personal control over their spending, and less bureaucratic involvement, whether it’s by the dictates of big insurance or big government. A full three-fourths surveyed supported this statement: “We should fix healthcare in America by putting patients and doctors in charge instead of insurance companies and big government.”
Essentially, though swing voters don’t identify as Republicans, huge numbers of them are certainly rejecting the big government socialism on full display in the White House, Congress, and blue states.
Conservatives, it’s time to step up. Create an agenda to support Americans and not big government. The new Democrats (the Big Government Socialists) and even some from the Republican ranks who made the 2020 election a personality contest own the wrong direction of America. Let’s not make the same mistake in 2022.
Principled policies, not big government socialism. Simple choice.
That’s when we can be certain that nothing but trouble is coming.
Thirty years ago, there is one thought that had to be going through the minds of the top leaders in the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China. It probably boiled down to the same two words Data uttered in “Star Trek: Generations”: “Oh, sh*t.”
Why? Because during Operation Desert Storm, both countries had seen the United States of America lay a smackdown on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The Soviet Union was in terminal decline and would not make it to the end of 1991. China, though, faced some serious problems. The bulk of the ChiComs’ fighters were copies of the MiG-19 and MiG-21. Many of their ships and tanks were also obsolete.
But what happened? China and Russia both got very serious. In fact, in the 1990s, Russian began selling China weapons technology, including the Su-27/Su-30/Su-33/Su-35 Flanker family. While many insiders in Washington obsessed over phony claims of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia, the real threat of Russian collusion with China was largely back-burnered by deep state bureaucrats who became more interested in putting Trump supporters in their place.
Meanwhile, the United States took a very different path. Rather than taking stock of a new post-Cold War world, and taking the Chinese Communist Party’s demonstrated capacity for evil (see Tiananmen Square) seriously, America took a peace dividend. It drastically hampered the Global War on Terror, but it also resulted in an atrophying of the force structure of the Navy and Air Force.
These days, we can look at Biden’s betrayal that led to the dishonorable debacle in Afghanistan. We’ve discussed what needs to be done in the wake of the Taliban takeover, but Biden’s been more interested in attacking domestic political opponents than fighting China. As a result, China gets stronger while America gets weaker on Biden’s watch, as grassroots Patriots rightly conclude that our establishment is not serious about addressing the very real geopolitical threats.
Take Russia’s development of the Armata family of heavy armored fighting vehicles. A new tank, infantry fighting vehicle, and a host of support vehicles was ready for production, and we can probably thank President Trump for Russia’s inability to get it into widespread service (not to mention how he was also putting pressure on China). But Biden is undoing the work Trump did. In addition, the United States has aging M1 Abrams and M2/M3 Bradley infantry/cavalry fighting vehicles, and there seems to be no plan for any replacement.
It isn’t just that America’s material military strength is being sapped. While Biden and our defense establishment are busy trying to make the military safe for the “woke,” Russia and China are telling their troops — and their countries — to get tougher and embracing what the “woke” in America call “stereotypical” traits.
Put it this way: America’s geopolitical foes are serious about taking us down a notch; they’re working to get stronger. If America doesn’t start a major turnaround, both in attitude and in material needs, it could be a very ugly situation.
American companies are finally beginning to realize that a polarized workforce is bad for business.
If you’re currently employed by one of those virtue-signaling entities whose leadership thought it’d be a good idea to teach their employees to hate one another, help may — may — be on the way. Critical Race Theory, whose proponents prevailed on corporate America in the wake of the 2020 George Floyd riots, and whose ill effects have been felt ever since, may well have worn out its welcome.
And not a moment too soon. As most bad ideas do, CRT escaped from the academy, much like a virus might escape from a lab. From there, it was picked up and embraced by woke CEOs and their order-taking HR departments. And from there, it began to wreck the American workplace. When one considers the root meaning of CRT, this outcome seems inevitable. As researcher Christopher Rufo defines it:
Critical race theory is an academic discipline that holds that the United States is a nation founded on white supremacy and oppression, and that these forces are still at the root of our society. Critical race theorists believe that American institutions, such as the Constitution and legal system, preach freedom and equality, but are mere “camouflages” for naked racial domination. They believe that racism is a constant, universal condition: it simply becomes more subtle, sophisticated, and insidious over the course of history. In simple terms, critical race theory reformulates the old Marxist dichotomy of oppressor and oppressed, replacing the class categories of bourgeoisie and proletariat with the identity categories of White and Black. But the basic conclusion is the same: in order to liberate man, society must be fundamentally transformed through moral, economic, and political revolution.
Further, CRT starts with a rotten, racist premise — a premise that we’re to be judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin. Specifically, all white people are racist, and they’ve created and maintained systems that perpetuate white supremacy. Or, as White Fragility author and CRT huckster Robin DiAngelo puts it, “White identity is inherently racist; white people do not exist outside the system of white supremacy.” Only through reeducation and reprograming can people with white skin be stopped from oppressing people with black skin. Or so the theory goes.
With those working premises, what could go wrong in Cubicle Nation? Plenty. The counterrevolution largely began organically, in homes and at school board meetings across the country. Even in traditionally progressive places like New York City and Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County, parents seemed to take offense at the notion that their children were little racists.
Said one father, Andrew Guttmann, in a letter to fellow parents at Manhattan’s $54,000-per-year Brearley School : “I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died.”
From there, the backlash began to hit corporate America. “HR departments,” writes the New York Post’s Charles Gasparino, “particularly on Wall Street, are worried that overly politicized and polarizing diversity training is among the most counterproductive fads in recent years if you want your workforce to get along.”
And, as it turns out, it’s bad for business — especially businesses that rely on teamwork and collaboration, as nearly all of them ultimately do. Indeed, the deeply misguided belief by corporate HR departments that employees would work better together when they’re divided along racial lines should be studied at business schools for years to come. But it won’t be.
Still, the corrosive nature of CRT has been exposed, and this realization is finally filtering its way back to the Diversity Industry. As Gasparino writes, “Workplace-inclusion consultants with whom I spoke say the trend away from this divisive training is happening because it’s both exhausting and idiotic to tell people they are inherently evil and expect them to work together.”
Soon, hopefully, the end of Critical Race Theory will be coming to a workplace near you.
Several school boards have prohibited teachers from displaying it in their classrooms.
Bullies will scream about being the “victims” as soon as those they have been bulling finally stand up and push back. Such is the case in several school districts across the country, where school officials have recently enacted policies that bar educators from displaying overt political messaging — specifically including the controversial homosexuality-promoting rainbow “pride flag.” As Newberg, Oregon, school board member Brian Shannon explained, “We don’t pay our teachers to push their political views on our students.” The nerve.
One of the biggest lies perpetuated in our nation is that the mainstream media doesn’t suffer from a leftist political bent. Exhibit umpteen million to the contrary is an NBC News story from its “Out News” division about how pride flags are a new “target” in the education culture war. The article’s first sentence makes a preposterous claim: “Pride flags, which were created to promote unity, are being called political and divisive in some schools across the country.” The truth, of course, is that the rainbow flag always has represented a politically divisive agenda that remains highly offensive to many Americans. Leftists nearly always have been the aggressors in the culture wars, yet here they are claiming victim status.
It’s both hypocritical and ironic that leftists seemingly see no problem with their overtly offensive and political displays, while at the same time they scream about the mere existence of historically accepted social and cultural symbols that they decry as evil. And often these leftist social agitators have to rewrite history in order to make their victimology narrative stick.
One of the biggest examples of this devious tactic was the false narrative surrounding the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. The Rainbow Mafia seeded total falsehoods and then used them to great effect to contend that homosexuals were suffering from “hate crimes.” The truth is Shepard was a homosexual involved in drugs, and he was killed by two homosexuals involved in drugs.
Back to today’s schools, the notion that banning the display of the “pride flag” in American classrooms is tantamount to “oppressing” those who have embraced a homosexual identity is as phony as a $3 bill. Furthermore, it’s not that students themselves aren’t allowed to display “pride” paraphernalia on their own person or property. Rather, it’s that the schools and their employees cannot explicitly promote such messaging.
This reality long has been the case for religiously committed individuals. A public school teacher would not be free to hang a Christian flag in his classroom as he would be sending a religious or specific political message. Is the forbidding of overtly religious displays doing “violence” to religiously committed or identifying students? By no means.
Of course, in an attempt to back up the ridiculous claim that not allowing teachers to display the controversial “pride flag” will hurt students, NBC’s journalist hack points to the high attempted suicide rate among homosexual-identifying youths. Maybe that suicide rate should cause more of an introspection and examination of homosexual identity in the first place, not simply a louder and unquestioning embrace and celebration of a deviant lifestyle.
But that is exactly the issue — to allow people the freedom to object to and question the “goodness” of homosexuality is to violate the Left’s dogmatic agenda. That’s why the whole issue is political, and it’s why schools are right to ban it.
Taiwan “on alert” after record 56 Chinese warplanes enter its air defense zone (NBC News)
We’re shocked — shocked! China polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test orders soared before first reported COVID case; government contracts show surges in Wuhan-area purchases starting in May 2019 (Human Events)
Lockdown-obsessed New Zealand admits it can no longer get rid of coronavirus (AP)
What could possibly go wrong? New York’s largest health provider fires 1,400 employees who refuse vaccine (Washington Examiner)
Francis Collins, longtime head of NIH, will resign (Fox News)
Fake Hate Crimes
A black Douglasville, Georgia, neighborhood was terrorized by notes from the Ku Klux Klan. It turns out a black woman sent them. (Daily Wire)
Black Emory University employee arrested for allegedly painting racist graffiti on school building (Daily Wire)
Racist graffiti that led to school walk-outs in Chesterfield, Missouri, was painted by black student (Daily Wire)
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Insight: “The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.” —Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
Friendly fire: “Over the course of this year, Democratic leaders have made conflicting promises that could not all be kept — and have, at times, pretended that differences of opinion within our party did not exist, even when those disagreements were repeatedly made clear directly and publicly. Canceling the infrastructure vote further erodes that trust.” —Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Non compos mentis I: “I don’t think they’re appropriate tactics but it happens to everybody. … It’s a part of the process.” —Joe Biden regarding activist harassment toward Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema
Non compos mentis II: “We’re able to borrow because we always pay our debt. We always pay what we owe. We’ve never failed . … Raising the debt limit is about paying off our old debts.” —Joe Biden
Non compos mentis III: “Democrats will meet our responsibility and obligation to this country. We’re not expecting Republicans to do their part. They’ve made that clear from the beginning. We’ve tried asking to no avail. We’re just asking them not to use procedural tricks to block us from doing the job that they won’t do. A meteor … is headed to crash into our economy. Democrats are willing to do all the work stopping it. Republicans just have to let us do our job; just get out of the way. If you don’t want to help save the country, get out of the way so you don’t destroy it.” —Joe Biden
The BIG Lie, continued: “The Build Back Better Agenda costs $0. The plan will ensure the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share and won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $400K a year. That’s a big deal.” —The White House
Spendapalooza: “Here’s where I think the problem is. It’s that when we talk about top-line numbers, there’s a lot that is hidden in that discussion. And so … this conversation shouldn’t be about numbers, but it should be about what substantive programs are willing to be excluded.” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Gaslighting: “If you are going to engage in riskier actions that increase health care costs and health care burdens on all of us, then you should be the one paying for the increased risk.” —Congressman Ted Lieu
Follow the Science™: “It is an assumption that [it’s] okay to get infected and to get mild and moderate disease, as long as you don’t wind up in the hospital and die. And I have to be open and honest: I reject that.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci (“I’ve known Anthony Fauci for years. I worked with him during the Reagan Administration, and he was a problematic bureaucrat even then. He is nothing more than a political hack with authoritarian impulses who is doing tremendous damage to the public health agencies of our nation.” —Gary Bauer)
A trip down memory lane: “Until I came to the US, I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world. Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best.’” —Biden’s Comptroller of the Currency nominee Saule Omarova in 2019 (“After Twitter users criticized her ignorance, she added a caveat: ‘I never claimed women and men were treated absolutely equally in every facet of Soviet life. But people’s salaries were set (by the state) in a gender-blind manner. And all women got very generous maternity benefits. Both things are still a pipe dream in our society!’ Sure, there was a Gulag, and no private property, but maternity benefits!” —Wall Street Journal)
Racism: “I’d rather them keep a Confederate monument than a statue of Clarence Thomas. That’s how much I don’t like the idea.” —Georgia State Representative Donna McLeod
And last… “How incoherent can Biden be? He says Trump’s ‘reckless’ spending got us in trouble, yet he wants to spend more than has ever been spent in the history of the world? This administration’s policies and messaging are more puerile than a petulant child.” —David Limbaugh