Daily Archives: October 20, 2021

Study: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States — Christian Research Network

“At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days. In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.” 

(S. V. Subramanian and Akhil Kumar – NCBI) Vaccines currently are the primary mitigation strategy to combat COVID-19 around the world. For instance, the narrative related to the ongoing surge of new cases in the United States (US) is argued to be driven by areas with low vaccination rates [1]….

A similar narrative also has been observed in countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom [2]. At the same time, Israel that was hailed for its swift and high rates of vaccination has also seen a substantial resurgence in COVID-19 cases [3]. We investigate the relationship between the percentage of population  fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases across 68 countries and across 2947 counties in the US.  View article →

Study: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States — Christian Research Network

The COVID Spirit of Fear: Here is the Cure — Daily Declaration

Fear – Understand what is happening

One of the most insidious effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has held our world in a vice-like grip for nearly 2 years has been an incredible spirit of fear.

Fear of the virus, fear of global agendas, fear of vaccines, fear of not being vaccinated, fear of Government overreach, fear of others with a different view, fear of authority, etc.

The fruit of fear is division and a complete lack of trust in the Lord. The level of fear, vitriol, and distrust between fellow Christians astounds me! So many spend more time chasing conspiracies (see below) than seeking and worshipping the Lord. We must not live in fear, but live in the love and fear of the Lord! The fear of the Lord brings His peace.

We are exhorted on how to live in Romans 12 and the essence of this is God’s family love to Him and one another. Coronavirus fear has taken so many away from this core message. It’s time to repent from fear and start loving!

Fear – Here is the cure

I understand the phrase, “Fear not” appears 365 times in the Bible – one for every day of the year. It appears numerous times in the Psalms and was the anthem of Jesus’ ministry.

That phrase implies we have some control over the level of our personal fears. Maybe we can ease the torment by guarding the information we ingest.

We can minimise and eliminate our fears by changing our focus and dwelling on the Lord and His word!

We do this by praise and worship, reading the word, and spending time in His presence.

The victory over fear and situations is well illustrated by the account in 2 Chronicles 20:20-24 where the worshippers went out in front of the army and brought a massive victory without Israel having to fight.

A child may awaken in the night terrified by a nightmare or a scary noise outside the window.
They cry out to their father, who would come sit on the edge of their bed and reassure them that everything was all right.

Knowing he was there beside them, they feel secure enough to fall back asleep and rest in peace.

The answer to our fears is the presence of our heavenly Father. He is with us even before we pray.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Jonah 2:2 In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 

Romans 8:3537 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

John 13:34  A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Romans 8:39 Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Conspiracies

While conspiracy theories often have some elements of truth, upon which supposition and lies are built, there is a bigger question…

How do we as Christians respond?

  1. Don’t re-post them!
  2. Point people to the truth of the word of God and especially the Gospel
  3. Minister Truth, Love, Hope, Faith, Healing, Provision and above all the message of Salvation
  4. We have the answer and His name is Jesus!
  5. Our focus is the Kingdom of God
  6. Our security is completely in Jesus Christ, crucified, raised, and ascended
  7. We carry the word of God to a sick dying world!

Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. *See that you are not troubled*; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “*All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth*. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 8:12  Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus,

You are the Prince of Peace. You came to give us your peace. It’s nothing like the world gives. It is peace born in the freedom we have in you, a gift to all God’s children—to guard our hearts and minds.

I can’t escape the troubles of this world. I may face financial difficulties, relationship breakdowns, a health crisis—so many scary challenges. But you tell me to “take heart,” to be encouraged because you have overcome the world. You have overcome all the things that would discourage and defeat us. I am grateful for your peace that is beyond all my circumstances.

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Originally published on Ruach Hakodeshi Ministries.

The COVID Spirit of Fear: Here is the Cure — Daily Declaration

Experts Warn That If Children Between The Ages Of 5-11 Aren’t Vaccinated Then Pfizer Executives Won’t Get Their Sales Bonuses — The Babylon Bee

NEW YORK, NY—Experts are encouraging everyone to get their kids vaccinated, and are predicting dire consequences if this is not done. According to several top scientists, Pfizer executives won’t meet their sales goals if you don’t vaccinate your 5 to 11-year-old.

“This would be absolutely catastrophic for struggling Pfizer execs,” said Dr. Wexner, an expert. “Not vaccinating your kindergartener could jeopardize their ability to make their Porsche payments, pay off their mistresses, or remain platinum members at their golf clubs. We just can’t let that happen.”

Experts say that while COVID poses almost zero risk to children, and the vaccine poses a small chance of making children die, the consequences of not vaccinating kids would be far worse, as drug company execs may have to dip into savings to buy a hooker. Even worse, economists warn that not vaccinating kids could cause drug company stock to dip one or two points, affecting millions of portfolios slightly.

“The science has spoken,” said Wexner. “We can’t afford for you to not do this. Please, do it for our Q4 sales numbers, er… I mean, do it for the kids.” 

Experts Warn That If Children Between The Ages Of 5-11 Aren’t Vaccinated Then Pfizer Executives Won’t Get Their Sales Bonuses — The Babylon Bee

Biden administration details vaccination plan for kids ages 5 to 11 — Conservative Review

The White House on Wednesday told reporters the details of its plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines to millions of U.S. children ages 5 to 11 as soon as government health agencies authorize the shot for them. 

Once the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give the go-ahead, the Biden administration says it is ready to deliver shots to arms for 28 million children this holiday season. 

The White House said vaccines will be available at doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites. By partnering with state governments, the federal government has enlisted more than 25,000 pediatricians’ offices and other primary care sites and more than 100 children’s hospitals and health systems nationwide to administer the vaccines. 

FDA officials are currently reviewing Pfizer/BioNTech’s application seeking authorization of its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 12. According to Reuters, an FDA panel of outside advisers will make a recommendation on the vaccine’s use for younger children on Oct. 26. 

A similar advisory panel for the CDC will meet Nov. 2-3 to discuss the vaccine’s use for young children. 

“We expect the FDA and CDC’s decision on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 in the next couple of weeks,” White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients said at a COVID-19 Response Team press briefing Wednesday. “We know millions of parents have been waiting for COVID-19 vaccine for kids in this age group, and should the FDA and CDC authorize the vaccine, we will be ready to get shots in arms.”

Zients said the administration has worked with Pfizer to modify the packaging of pediatric vaccine doses to make it easier to distribute for children, including using smaller needles. 

“By sending vaccines to pediatricians, pharmacies, community health centers, and rural health centers; working with children’s hospitals to host vaccination sites, including on nights and weekends; helping schools stand up vaccination clinics; and deploying mobile clinics to meet families where they are, we will ensure that vaccinations for kids ages 5 through 11 are easy, convenient, and accessible to every family,” Zients said, adding that the administration is prioritizing “equity and fairness” in the pediatric vaccine program.

While children can get sick with COVID-19, those infected with the disease typically have milder symptoms than adults and some may not show symptoms at all. The American Academy of Pediatrics said that U.S. children represent about 15% of all COVID-19 cases. The CDC addedthat hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are lower compared to adults, but some children develop acute symptoms that require hospitalization.

According to the CDC, between August 2020 and August 2021, 1,790 children ages 0-17 were hospitalized with COVID-19 and a total of eight in-hospital deaths were recorded related to the virus, out of 73 million American children. 

Underlying health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and asthma may increase the risk of children developing serious illness. Additionally, a phenomena known as “long covid” has been observed in children that contract the illness and experience fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache, insomnia, respiratory problems and heart palpitations well after initial recovery. The long-term effects of COVID-19 in children is still being studied.

Speaking at Wednesday’s news conference, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Americans “cannot be complacent” and children in schools must be protected from COVID-19 as the winter months approach.

“Right now, we are going to continue to recommend masks in all schools for all people in those schools. And we will look forward to scaling up pediatric vaccination during this period of time,” she said. 

Biden administration details vaccination plan for kids ages 5 to 11 — Conservative Review

COVID expert Peter McCullough urges ‘unbreakable resistance’ to vaccines for kids — Daily Declaration

This ‘can’t be about COVID at this stage,’ Peter McCullough said. It’s about ‘some type of totalitarian takeover that’s occurred all over the world. Something very dark is going on.’

Eminent COVID-19 expert and highly published physician Dr. Peter McCullough provided a comprehensive well-documented presentation to colleagues regarding the “unbelievable atrocity” occurring in the West due to gene-transfer vaccine campaigns, the necessity for an “unbreakable resistance” against children receiving the jab, and the “astounding … ineptitude and willful misconduct” of public health agencies.

McCullough, who has made the case that no one in the world has more authority on this topic than him, provided detailed analysis of multiple scientific studies and data reports demonstrating the “failure of the vaccine program,” the suppression of effective early treatments, and the “robust, complete and durable” qualities of natural immunity.

Dr. Robert Malone, the architect of the mRNA platform used by the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and organizing co-signer of a recent public declaration in defence of early treatments, promoted the presentation, tweeting, “I’ll say it again. Watch the speech from Dr. Peter McCullough. He is on fire. And he is spot on. He [sic] summary of the data are [sic] precise and detailed. Please take the time to watch that video. And get outraged.”

Among many topics addressed by McCullough at the October 2 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons was an initial focus on the serious lack of transparency of safety data and proper monitoring of the program.

“I have chaired data safety monitoring boards for over two dozen therapeutic products,” McCullough told his audience. His participation in this capacity has included heading boards for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Big Pharma corporations.

Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB) are defined as a “ committee of clinical research experts … who monitor the progress of a clinical trial and review safety and effectiveness data while the trial is ongoing. This committee is independent of the people, organizations, and institutions conducting the clinical trial … [and] can recommend that a trial be stopped early because of concerns about participant safety …”

“I have made some critical calls as a chairman of a data safety monitoring board to shut down a program when it wasn’t safe,” McCullough explained. “And, I can tell you, that threshold is a few cases where we can’t explain it, a few cases. We get to five unexplained cases [and] we start to get very, very uncomfortable.” When “we get to 50 unexplained deaths in a release of a product, it’s gone. It’s gone. We shut it down and we figure out what went wrong. For new biologic products demand safety, safety, safety.”

1976 Swine flu vaccination campaign stopped after 25 death reports

He went on to discuss the 1976 swine flu vaccine campaign the government suspended after just 10 weeks due to 25 sudden deaths and 550 reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome following vaccination.

“The comfort level was gone. We had vaccinated 25% of our 220 million people in the United States [at the time]. And that was it! The concern for safety was too great. Deaths escalated after stopping the program up to 53. This was the standard, and still should be the standard today,” explained the editor of two medical journals.

In contrast, with our current COVID-19 gene-transfer vaccination campaign, “we are far beyond that,” McCullough said. In fact, the current death numbers are 652 times higher than they were in 1976 when the government shut down the swine flu vaccination program.

The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) released October 8 reports 778,683 adverse events in the U.S. following COVID vaccination, including 16,310 reports of deaths and 75,605 reports of hospitalizations, between December 14, 2020, and October 1.

In addition, it remains a concern that these figures are just “the tip of the iceberg,” as a “2010 Harvard-executed study commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed that reported vaccine injuries to VAERS represent an estimated 1% of actual injuries.

More recently, whistleblowers have documented at least 45.000 and 48,000 deaths respectively from just one government database at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS).

No DSMBs in place, and ‘No safety review! That is malfeasance.’

McCullough cited a paper from May involving 57 authors from 17 countries which, having noticed no evidence of DSMBs and External Advisory Committees (EAC) established to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine drive, wrote “vaccination should be halted immediately.”

“If we don’t have safety mechanisms in place for the vaccine programs, shut them down,” McCullough said, “because [the highest priority is] safety, safety, safety. Our concern was this was a dangerous mechanism of action, we had skipped all the critical testing to understand what this is going to do long term to the human body.”

To this day, “there’s been no external advisory committees, no human ethics committee, data safety monitoring board,” he described. “The FDA and the CDC are the sponsors of the program. They cannot be the adjudicators of death. They cannot. That violates every regulatory law that we know.”

As early as January 22, “we had a big problem. We had 182 deaths,” McCullough continued (displaying slide 11 of his power point presentation). “The expected number of deaths, [from] all vaccines combined, [is] 158 per year [from approximately] 287 million shots per year in the United States. 182 [deaths using the COIVD vaccines] were over the line. And if we had a data safety monitoring board, this program would have been shut down in February for excess mortality and it would have been reviewed.

“We only had 27 million people vaccinated in the United States [at the time]. What happened? Nothing! No safety review! That is malfeasance. Malfeasance is wrongdoing by those in position of authority. And that’s what happened,” he said.

Further, McCullough accused the CDC, FDA, NIH, the White House, Senate and House of Representatives of being “all implicated in this. None of them demanded an effectuated safety report and a stop in February. They are all culpable.”

One is more likely to die after the vaccine’ than from COVID itself

Citing another early peer-reviewed safety warning by Jessica Rose (slide 12), with bar charts showing an enormous jump in reports and deaths due to vaccines in 2021, 40 times higher than in 2020, he observed, “We had Americans dying after vaccination. It was obvious. This is an obvious data signal. All experts agree it’s obvious,” and yet the vaccination program was not shut down.

In addition to the statistics above, McCullough lamented, “Sadly, we have over 20,000 Americans that the CDC tells us are permanently disabled after the vaccine. That’s bigger than some major cancer groups. The disability that we are going to see, due to these vaccines, will go down in history as an unbelievable atrocity.”

In fact, the widely published physician pointed to a paper (slide 17) which demonstrated the shots to be more dangerous than COVID-19 itself. According to McCullough, the study by Ronald N. Kostoff and others showed “that because not everybody gets the respiratory infection, and because the respiratory infection is treatable and manageable, in fact, one is more likely to die after the vaccine than [if they] just take their choice with foregoing the vaccine and potentially getting COVID-19. Statistically, in every age group, that’s the case. The [best] gamble is to gamble away from the vaccine and away from potential harm.”

Data demands ‘relentless, and unbreakable resistance’ to vaccination of children

This is true especially for children. McCullough discussed the significant risk of developing myocarditis that young people face from the injections.

The FDA and the CDC recognize that myocarditis is a significant risk, having evaluated 200 cases in June where 90% of the patients were hospitalized. “We now have raced up to 5,000 cases of myocarditis in the United States,” McCullough said, and “we heard yesterday that Gavin Newsom has just mandated mandatory vaccinations for all children in California, with absolutely no concern regarding this effect which will occur in many, many children as they’re forced into the vaccine.”

Citing another “very high-quality paper” by Tracy Hoeg, McCullough explained that “myocarditis is certainly very real. It’s due to the vaccine. The chances of myocarditis, and hospitalization with myocarditis, for one of these children who is going to be forced into vaccination … is greater than being hospitalized for COVID-19. So, it’s much better for the children to not get vaccinated and take the risk of the respiratory infection.”

“This has to be [made] abundantly clear. The FDA says, ‘WARNING: This causes myocarditis. Don’t do it.’ The FDA has told us this. The CDC agrees with all the data. That doesn’t equal mandatory vaccination for children. It mandates just the opposite: an unbelievable, relentless, and unbreakable resistance to having the children vaccinated. It is simply not safe under any conditions. Period. Full stop,” he said.

“Without protection from pharmaceutical laws, the vaccines will do more harm. There’s no doubt about it. We are in a free fall of a lawless state. And a lawless state is developing. The Office of Human Research Protections and the U.S. FDA right now, [are not] enforcing research protections for subjects. Everybody who takes a vaccine in the United States is in research. The fact that there is absolutely no protections for research subjects, and we have no enforcement of pharmaceutical laws, [is] putting us into a complete free fall. The vaccines are not safe for human use.”

Failing vaccines, ‘ineptitude’ and ‘willful misconduct’ of the CDC

“The CDC started telling us through May that the vaccines were failing.” McCullough cited a report (slide 34) indicating over 10,000 “breakthrough” infections where 10% were hospitalized, and 2% died.

“That didn’t look good. After this report, the CDC said, ‘We give up. We are not going to report vaccine failures. We want to see [PCR] cycle thresholds that are below 28. They put on their website that if you took a vaccine, don’t get any more testing. But if you’re unvaccinated that you should get more testing,” he explained. “The CDC started doing asymmetric reporting to start to craft a narrative that this was going to be a ‘failure of the unvaccinated,’ a ‘crisis of the unvaccinated.’

“But the CDC data kept coming in showing us just the opposite. July 26, they had 6,587 [breakthrough] cases” (slide 35), McCullough said. Further, of those, 95% were hospitalized, “and sadly, we had 19% who died.”

“Now we go to August 23 (slide 36), and holy smokes, we have 11,050 full vaccine failure cases that the CDC is telling America about on their website. Sadly, 87% of the deaths are over age 65, [and] 70% of the hospitalizations are over age 65. This is failure of the vaccine program in the group we really wanted to protect. And nobody has been out front with the CDC, the FDA, NIH, the White House task force, telling American seniors that the vaccines are failing,” he said.

“[Instead], what are we hearing about? The narrative we [are] hearing is ‘vaccinate children!’ What about the seniors? Where is the public health prioritization of what’s going on in America? It is astounding, the ineptitude, [and] the willful misconduct of the people running our public health agencies. It’s astounding! Look at these data! Really? We’re going to focus on California children when we have this going on?I mean, this is unbelievable. I hope this is being recorded … They’re going to come after me. Bring it on!” he challenged.

You crush your curve with early treatment,’ not vaccines

Given these statistics and more, McCullough went on to explain that the medical field will never be able to “vaccinate our way out of” this disease, but early treatment, which “works” and builds up herd immunity is the appropriate path.

He reported how a group in Italy “has gotten to zero hospitalizations” with early treatment. “They use a hydroxychloroquine [HCQ]-based program. They got out of their fog, and they are treating COVID-19. It works! In Italy, their delta curve is less than a quarter of their pre-vaccination-era curve, because they are using [HCQ] … Japan is front-lining ivermectin, and Mexico City crushed their curves with [an] ivermectin based program. So did Peru. It keeps going and going. India. Some of you are from India. India crushed their curve. They don’t crush their curve with the vaccine! You crush your curve with early treatment. It works.”

He cited two studies (slide 56) that came up with the “same results: about an 85% reduction in hospitalization and death with multi-drug programs. And these were legacy programs. We even have better drugs now, we can use in combination.”

The Texas internist and cardiologist went on to lament the lack of treatments in nursing homes as well citing a paper by Paul Alexander (slide 57), which showed any treatment “in the nursing home compared to nothing works. Even the most modest programs — to have our senior citizens in nursing homes get COVID-19 and not get a milligram of treatment is malpractice. That is malpractice.”

In vaccinating the COVID-recovered, ‘we harm them considerably’

“Vaccinating people who have had COVID-19, that have natural immunity, is at this point in time, it’s out of bounds,” said McCullough. He cited a paper by Jennifer Block (slide 58) “who has shown 20 studies support natural immunity is robust, complete and durable. Far superior to vaccine immunity.”

“There are now three studies that I have summarized, six total, showing that if we vaccinate people who are COVID-recovered, we harm them considerably,” he said. “The bottom line is, [for those] naturally immune, leave them alone. And if we have a break in this vaccine cabal, it’s going to be the naturally immune, as the vaccinated continue to get sick with COVID-19. The only backstop is natural immunity, and so we need to embrace it.

“Your grandma, in the olden days, [took you to] these chickenpox parties. [They were] not a bad idea. I went to one. You know, I got chickenpox when I was a kid. Did I take the vaccine? No, because it’s one and done. Am I taking the COVID [vaccine]? No, because I had COVID. It’s one and done. We have to get back to basics, because freedom is at risk,” he explained.

“This idea that you can win your freedom back, and there’s been some brutal commentary on CNN just saying, ‘you’re not going to get your freedoms back unless you take the vaccine.’ Since when? Since when are we going to lever freedom based on an ineffective and unsafe vaccine?”

It’s about ‘some type of totalitarian takeover that’s occurred all over the world’

McCullough warned that if the people of the West do not get activated now, the assaults on freedom under the pretense of COVID-19 mitigation in Australia are going to spread quickly.

“Australia has very little COVID. On most days they have more vaccine deaths than COVID deaths. There’s something wrong going on in Australia, big time. And South Africa is next in line. Europe is next in line. It’s a very disturbing place right now,” he said. “They are at a breaking point.

“It can’t be about COVID at this stage. What’s going on in Australia is not about COVID. It’s about some type of mental contagion, it about some type of mental psychosis, some type of neurosis. Some type of totalitarian takeover that’s occurred all over the world. Something very dark is going on,” McCullough said.

He promoted a new book by Peter Breggin and Ginger Breggin which thoroughly documents the preparations for what is happening in the world right now.

“What’s going on [in] the world actually is not really about COVID. COVID is a platform, an event, that’s been planned. It’s been organized. The vaccines were planned and organized in some way to effect some type of very, very large change occurring worldwide. But whatever is going on, the principles are lockstep. And what I mean by lockstep is that everybody is in lockstep. Meaning there’s some guy on his knees in the Philippines, if he doesn’t take the vaccine, he’s not going to get his government check, and some kid is going to be on their knees in L.A. because he can’t go to school if he doesn’t take the vaccine,” he said.

“This same type of coercion and reprisal is going on worldwide. I’ve done some things on clubhouse where people beam in from the rainforests of South America, and it’s in their minds. And I say, ‘Are you on Twitter?’ ‘No.’ ‘Do you know who Bill Gates is?’ ‘No.’ ‘Do you know what GAVI is?’ ‘No.’ It’s in the minds of people!

“This cannot be about money. It cannot. It cannot be about Pfizer. It’s not. It can’t be about Bill Gates. It’s not. It’s something very, very big going on in the world. In many ways, in kind of [a] perverse way, it’s a very exciting time to be alive. All of us are charged. I can feel the charge in the room.

“Something is going on. This book has a thousand references. This book gives you the material transfer agreement between Moderna and the Chinese for the spike protein before COVID-19 was a problem. Okay? This was planned. This book has the Johns Hopkins symposium that planned the pandemic in 2017. They planned how they were going to get the scoreboard [of deaths] up on CNN,” he said.

“We feel like we’re fighting a virus, and we are fighting a virus, and we are trying to help people, but we’re on a small plane. There is something going on, on a very big plane,” McCullough concluded.

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Written by Patrick Delaney and originally published on LifeSiteNews. Image from the same article.

COVID expert Peter McCullough urges ‘unbreakable resistance’ to vaccines for kids — Daily Declaration

‘They’re coming for YOU’: Mark Levin says THIS is who Biden’s IRS plan really targets — Conservative Review

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is on the defense concerning the Internal Revenue Service monitoring your cash flow. With a projected “tax gap” of $7 trillion dollars over the next decade, Yellen and the Biden administration want to authorize an unprecedented invasion of privacy and government overreach by the IRS. And as Mark Levin pointed out on the latest episode of “LevinTV,” the IRS has a history of abuse of power.

Yellen defended the proposal during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee hearing, saying that “banks already report directly to the IRS the interest that they pay on accounts when it exceeds $10” and that the IRS would not be collecting “detailed transaction level data by banks to the IRS” under the proposal.

“This is not the kind of information that the IRS currently receives or monitors,” Levin argued. “If they choose to do an audit on you, then they have access to whatever they want, but they don’t audit most people. So what they’re doing here is poking around in people’s checking accounts and savings accounts or money market accounts.”

“If you give the IRS this kind of power, they’re going to abuse it. They’re going to exploit it,” he continued. “They want to add $85 billion to the IRS budget. What else do they want to do? They want to add between 50 and 60,000 new agents. That’s intended to abuse you. They’re coming for you. That’s what’s going on. They believe you’re a bunch of crooks and so they want to threaten you. They want you to get letters and they want to audit you. That’s a lot more people than you need to audit billionaires, I can tell you that.”

Watch the clip below to hear more from Mark Levin on BlazeTV:

‘They’re coming for YOU’: Mark Levin says THIS is who Biden’s IRS plan really targets — Conservative Review

Pushback: Enough is Enough — VCY America

Date:  October 20, 2021 
Host: Jim Schneider 
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Numerous Crosstalk programs have presented the ever-increasing evil in this world over and over again. Is it time for Biblical Christians to stand up and say enough is enough? Are there Biblical examples of men and women pushing back against the forces of evil? Indeed, there are:

  • David gave pushback to Goliath
  • Elijah gave pushback to King Ahab
  • Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego gave pushback to King Nebuchadnezzar
  • Daniel gave pushback to King Darius
  • Peter and other apostles gave pushback when told not to preach in the name of Jesus
  • ….and many more

Jim Schneider shared several examples of pushing back in this current day:

  • Termed “The Great American Rebellion,” many frontline personnel, who were lauded heros in 2020 and who are being branded potential terrorists in 2021, are now fighting back bravely and boldly against vaccine mandates. “We will not comply!”
  • Southwest Airlines makes major changes to their vaccination policy after an uprising by employees. “This country stands for freedom, and it should mean that everywhere.”
  • Parents in California are fired up over vaccine mandates, protesting outside the state Capitol and across the state. “The harder they push, the louder we’ll get.”
  • In’N’Out Burger tells San Francisco, “We refuse to become the vaccination police,” after the city temporarily closes the restaurant.
  • DeSantis and other Republican governors make bold vow to take on Biden
  • Nebraska Attorney General allows Ivermectin and HCQ prescriptions as off-label medicines to fight COVID
  • Parents are going to war with AG Merrick Garland in a new lawsuit
  • Christian group sues Biden Administration over transgender surgeries
  • Florida has created ‘incentive packages’ with ports to solve supply chain clog
  • Arizona AG demands investigation into Facebook for allegedly aiding illegal migration
  • Texas sheriff will deputize local citizens to fight border crisis, plans to build fence around county
  • Fired teacher sues school board claiming he was terminated for conservative political activism
  • The White House Treasury Department announced it has increased the threshold for the IRS to monitor accounts from $600 to $10,000
  • Ranchers raise over $300 million to build beef plant in effort to compete with industry power

Do you know what is going on in your community? Are you taking action as opportunities arise?

More information:

Viroqua Police Department regarding blue line removal from squad cars: 608-637-2121

Pushback: Enough is Enough — VCY America

The Divided Church and State of America — David Fiorazo

We now have many more questions than answers. How can we coexist with those who hate our God, who want to change America, promote immorality, silence opposition, suppress the truth, and are radically and rapidly transforming the nation we love?

A new poll shows more than 60% of voters say they view America as “less a representative democracy” and more a system that is run by wealthy elites. The same poll shows more than 40% of Biden voters and half of Trump voters agree it’s time to split the country. But is this even feasible?

The Bible says a kingdom, nation, or house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:24-25). There are many serious problems and no easy solutions, so what can we do at this point? I am not being an alarmist, but right now at least at the federal level, two opposing parties are battling over a sinking ship.

It’s just a matter of time. Not only is America under attack from within, but we’ve been subjects of a demonic, destructive agenda to divide, conquer, and control. America is severely and irreparably splintered. For every point there’s a counterpoint; for every protest there seems to be a counter protest. 

But even more tragic is the fact the church is divided as well – over many issues. How could this be? Many who claim to be Christian and attend churches across the country each week are not even saved. Why? Because they don’t know what it means to be a Christ follower, were not truly converted, and they don’t read the Bible.

If they don’t read the Bible and aren’t born again, then how then can they obey the teachings of Jesus.

Therefore, many so-called Christians easily justify sin and immorality in culture, government, schools, or in their own lives. A person can be very religious or works-driven without God – and many people are – but that doesn’t mean they have repented of their sins and fully trusted Christ for their eternal salvation.

A.W. Tozer put it this way:

“It is my opinion that tens of thousands, if not millions, have been brought into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ and they have not been saved.”

If those within our own churches don’t agree on foundational moral issues, it’s time to address the problem. Pastors, are you listening?

We must confront this worldview war over two competing, conflicting agendas and visions of how to live and how the country should be run. Decades ago, fellow American citizens used to be able to simply agree to disagree on things and leave it at that. Not anymore.

Cancel culture is here to stay as today’s Democrat globalists are more progressive, socialist in their policy, and authoritarian in their actions. Now what?

The great broadcaster, Rush Limbaugh once said,

“There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.”

We are still blessed in America beyond the imaginations of most people around the world, but Limbaugh is right: something’s got to give. As ambassadors for Christ, how can we love, respect, and yet be separate from those who hate the God we worship?

The Bible asks many great questions including:

“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3) and,

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

Clearly, our foundations as a church and nation have been assaulted, and biblical morality is on a tragic and historic decline. Cultural Marxism has trampled our once great nation.

Many on the godless left have said they just want to live and let live, or love who they want to love. They used to simply disagree with us and move on. But today, they’re activists; evangelists for Humanism and Atheism, wanting to force their antichrist belief system on everyone else. 

Why is this so dangerous? Because many of them not only think we are we wrong, but they think we are evil.

Senior Editor for The StreamJohn Zmirak has said, “the common ground we once shared is no man’s land.” He writes:

“Is there a truce possible between two halves of the country, when each side thinks the other so morally depraved they’re a threat to innocent kids, even their own? It’s not about having different religions. For 200 years we took our kids to church or not, or to synagogues, and agreed to differ. That’s how a healthy, pluralist society works…

“But the men who founded our country, and governed it till around 1960, used to agree on basic truths of natural law, knowable by reason. They agreed that a basic, tolerant Christianity with its mores anchored our view of the common good. They agreed that unborn life is sacred, marriage is between one man and one woman, and homosexuality is an unfortunate aberration: at worst a deadly sin, at best a heavy cross. Certainly nothing comparable to a person’s race or religion, which we must respect.”

If you’re a Bible-believing Christian, the left generally sees you and me as a problem because we stand for something true, hopeful, and eternal. We’re in their way. We are dregs to the power elites and secular humanists. Can this be resolved or are we too far gone?

In the poll mentioned earlier, citizens were asked to respond to the following statement: 

“The situation in America is such that I would favor [Blue/Red] states seceding from the union to form their own separate country.” 

Nearly half of voting Americans believe the nation’s political divide has become so toxic and irreparable that secession may well be the best solution.

Our constitutional republic is hanging on like the tattered American flag after the battle of Fort McHenry in 1814. If the last five years (and the eight years of Obama/Biden) have taught us anything, we have already been fighting a cultural and legislative civil war. There are battles in government, the courts, schools, media, and in the public square.

It seems obvious at this point there are many who want to see America change if not fail. Some are purposely destroying the country hoping to weaken the nation so the global socialists can remake us according to their wicked worldview, likeness, and vision.

In his book, How To Destroy America In Three Easy Steps, Ben Shapiroexplains that the bottom line is those who hate the country insist we were born in sin, so to speak. He writes:

“Disintegrationist history teaches three fundamental principles: first, that America was founded in evil; second, that America is irredeemably divided and can never escape her past absent dismantling her founding principles; third, that America has been, on net, terrible for her citizens and terrible for the world.”

Author Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire did an unscientific social media poll last year with 52,000 people responding. Not surprisingly, over 60 percent support a plan to break up the United States into separate countries based on political affiliation and government. But it won’t work.

How do we divide or allocate resources such as first responders, the military, natural resources, and schools? Moreover, there are Christians and conservatives in every blue state, just like there are socialists and progressives in every red state.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only lasting solution. When people turn to God, He changes hearts, then their worldview changes and their behavior lines up with His Word.

Let me be clear that repentance and a revived America is preferable to divorce or secession, but repentance must begin with lukewarm, wayward churches and it’s not looking good. We’re too comfortable.

The church must take the lead and respond before it is too late and impact culture again as salt and light. For Christians, we must not unite with those who are advancing evil agendas diametrically opposed to biblical values.

Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis has a new book out called Divided Nation, and he declares that everyone has a worldview and believes in something. There is no longer any neutrality; this key truth will help us better understand what’s going on in our church and country.

Ham points us to God’s Word which clearly teaches:

  • One is either for Christ or against Him. One either gathers or scatters: “Whoever is not with me is against me and whoever does not gather with me scatters (Matthew 12:30).”
  • One either walks in light or darkness: “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8).
  • One is either on the broad way or narrow way: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few (Matthew 7:13-14).
  • One either builds their house on the rock or the sand:  “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. (Matthew 7:24-26)
  • One who is not for God is hostile to God: “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot (Romans 8:7).”
  • One who is not righteous is unrighteous and suppresses the truth: “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them because God has shown it to them (Romans 1:17-19).

What can we do? Keep the faith, hold the line, share the Gospel, speak the truth, and pray, pray, pray. Our country continues to splinter at an alarming rate and I do not see a way around the inevitable fall of our nation. Take heart. It’s prophetic.

I have been praying for wisdom more frequently in the last few years than I have in all my life. The Bible says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10). 

There is little fear of God these days. The Bible also says, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13). We cannot hate something we are ignorant of or in denial about. 

Benjamin Franklin once said about the USA that without relying on God’s continued aid,

“We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages.”

The left has been rewriting American history and removing the Judeo-Christian influence. But our purpose under God has not changed. There are seasons in which we must shake the dust off our feet and move on. Jesus told His followers to do this when someone refuses to hear the gospel or “does not receive you.”

Do we separate from evil, or do we ignore – or worse, accommodate it? King David wrote with raw emotion at times and one verse that may be applicable to our great divide is Psalm 119:153 which states:

“Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, who forsake Your law”

We, too, should have a hatred of wickedness and a refusal to align ourselves with those who reject the truth of God.

We can confront and expose deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5:11) while promoting truth and righteousness. Burning indignation should seize us! This is not the hour for weak witnesses and silent believers. Exalt Jesus and shine your light in the darkness, my friend!

But when it comes to politics, we must also lose the ‘top down’ mentality and stop praying to ‘our father who art in Washington.’ Government is not God! No matter what happens in D.C. or comes out of the White House, most of us can do something in our spheres of influence. 

We are ambassadors for Christ, not secret agents. We can have influence at the local level. Examine your faith to make sure you are saved and walking in truth. By working on ourselves, our families, churches, and communities, good things will will come. And, being strangers on this earth (Hebrews 11:13-14), before we know it, it will be time to go Home – to our final and true country!

*A large portion of this blog are excerpts from chapter 9 in the book Canceling Christianity by David Fiorazo.

The Divided Church and State of America — David Fiorazo

October 20 Evening Quotes of The Day

Kill Sin When It Is Small
Genesis 4:7; Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5

    Preaching Themes: Discipline, Sin

The ship that leaks is more easily emptied at the beginning than afterwards; the bird is easily killed in the egg, but when once hatched and fledged, we may kill it when we can catch it. A frequent reckoning with ourselves will pluck sin up before it is rooted in the soul.

GEORGE SWINNOCK

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

Persistent Sins Are Hard to Uproot
Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5–10; 1 Thessalonians 4:3–7

If we plant a plant or a shrub and water it every day, it will grow so sturdy that we shall need a spade and a fork to tear it up. This appears to be the case with any fault, however small, that we commit daily, unless we amend it; though it is easy to uproot it when it has only grown for a day or even for ten days. We must pray to our Lord to grant us this amendment, for on our own account we can do little except add to our sins instead of giving them up.

TERESA OF ÁVILA

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

In God’s Time — VCY America

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:3)

Mercy may seem slow, but it is sure. The Lord in unfailing wisdom has appointed a time for the outgoings of His gracious power, and God’s time is the best time. We are in a hurry; the vision of the blessings excites our desire and hastens our longings; but the Lord will keep His appointments. He never is before His time; He never is behind.

God’s word is here spoken of as a living thing which will speak and will come. It is never a dead letter, as we are tempted to fear when we have long watched for its fulfillment. The living word is on the way from the living God, and though it may seem to linger, it is not in reality doing so. God’s train is not behind time. It is only a matter of patience, and we shall soon see for ourselves the faithfulness of the Lord. No promise of His shall fail; “it will not lie.” No promise of His will be lost in silence; “it shall speak.” What comfort it will speak to the believing ear! No promise of His shall need to be renewed like a bill which could not be paid on the day in which it fell due-“it will not tarry.”

Come, my soul, canst thou not wait for thy God? Rest in Him and be still in unutterable peacefulness.

In God’s Time — VCY America

The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 2 — Grace to You Blog

A gun-toting, beer-drinking, foul-mouthed “pastor” recently made headlines when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. In an emotional apology to the church, he confessed he had been abusing alcohol for years. While the extent of his drinking had been kept relatively private until then, he had built both his reputation and his church on the extreme exercise of his Christian liberties.

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The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 2 — Grace to You Blog

Seeking God — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Be blessed in his name Rewarder of those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6


Listen to the Word of God and be blessed with the passionate cry of the psalmist in Psalm 63:1.

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.”

And in Psalm 42:1.

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.”

Be blessed to live from that deep cry of seeking God in your innermost being, longing for more of him, digging in to know him more intimately. Your Father desires constant communion of your spirit with his Spirit. Be blessed with directing the thirst of your soul to communion with him. Be blessed with getting out of your head and into your spirit, meeting God personally and profoundly.

Be blessed to know that God is who he said he is, and he can do and will do what he says he can do and will do, and he can presently do it in your life. He is the I Am to do it in you today. He is personal and powerful, and he alone satisfies. Jesus is standing and knocking at your heart’s door, waiting for you to open up to him for satisfying fellowship (Revelations 3:20). Jesus invites you to a table set for two. He wants your love, and he will be satisfied when you fulfill his heart by opening up to him.

Be blessed with knowing your covenant-keeping God of promise as you seek him and keep company with him in Spirit and in truth. Be blessed with more of his Spirit, not more how-to’s to make you feel guilty or more religious. Be blessed to discover him more as his Spirit lives in you to fulfill your deepest cries. Be blessed to encounter him in such dimensions that you feel as if you have never breathed spiritually before.

Be blessed in his name Rewarder of those who earnestly seek him.
(Hebrews 11:6).

by Sylvia Gunter
Used by Permission
From: You Are Blessed In The Names Of God


Further Reading

•   Where Do I Call Home? – A Refugee’s story.  Helen Loewen’s story

•  Why I need to Press the ‘Reset Button’ – confessing sin is like a reset button in our relationship with God

•  Salvation Explained

Seeking God — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

I Sought the Lord — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”  Psalm 34:4


Thought

Have you sought the LORD lately? Many of us made a commitment to turn all of our lives over to him last week; how have you done at that commitment? God promises wisdom to those who ask and don’t doubt. Have you asked for wisdom recently? Let’s join our hearts together, and with the Spirit’s help, let’s seek our Father so that we can honor and glorify him, finding our blessing in his presence.

Prayer

Majesty on high, the Holy One of Israel, my Father and my God, I seek you with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. I want to know you more completely. I want to fully respond to your leading and your will in my life. Be near me today. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission
Phil’s daily devotionals on http://www.verseoftheday.com


Further Reading

• God is My Delight

• God Demonstrates His Love like this…

•  Salvation Explained

I Sought the Lord — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

October 20 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

“Use No Constraint in Matters of Religion”
Luke 14:23; Galatians 2:14; 6:12

Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.

JOHN WESLEY*

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Christ’s Death Made the Fruit of Everlasting Life
John 16:7; Romans 6:22; Hebrews 2:14

Men may see by the words of Christ that it behooved that he died in the flesh, and that in his death was made the fruit of everlasting life for all them that believe on him.

JOHN WYCLIFFE*

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

20 Oct 2021 News Briefing

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14 Iranian army officers killed in mysterious Damascus bus blast: Is Israel behind it?
At least 14 people were killed and several others were wounded in central Damascus on Wednesday morning in an explosion on a Syrian military bus, Syrian state TV reported. According to additional reports from Syrian and Lebanese outlets, the casualties were Iranian officers.

‘Idols’ take over Wall St as Gorilla statue positioned to stare down iconic bull
A battle of idols took place on Wall Street when a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of a gorilla appeared, facing off against the iconic bronze Charging Bull statue that has come to symbolize the investing district. One rabbi noted that this publicity stunt symbolized the new era of idolatry that is taking over the “woke culture.”
Some people tend to think that you can have infinite growth and have infinite money, but that’s not how the world works.”

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trains are crowded, and the mood is celebratory, despite a general bafflement over what, exactly, is behind the sharp drop. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency.

North Korea launches suspected sub-launched ballistic missile toward Japan
North Korea fired off a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, Japanese and South Korean officials said. We are aware of the North Korean ballistic missile launch this morning into the Sea of Japan and are consulting closely with the Republic of Korea & Japan, as well as other regional allies and partners.”

State Dept. investigating itself over Afghanistan pullout disaster says new report
According to Politico’s sources, parts of the investigative effort will focus on the sudden emergency evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on August 15 as the city fell under Taliban control. Another part of the investigative effort will focus on the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa program, the Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S. and the resettlement itself of those refugees and visa recipients. Diana Shaw, the State Department’s acting inspector general, notified Congress of the new investigations on Monday.

OSHA openly advocates ignoring vaccine-related injuries
On its website, OSHA is urging employers not to report any side effects workers may experience from COVID-19 vaccines because it would discourage others from getting vaccinated. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., spotlighted the statement on Twitter.

Largest Known Undersea Volcanic Eruption Explains Odd Seismic Waves
Since the beginning of the eruption, the new underwater volcano has grown to a height of around 820 meter in a place where there was hardly any elevation before. The volume of the fire mountain is estimated to be five cubic kilometers. “This is the largest active submarine eruption ever documented,” Feuillet and her colleagues write in the paper. The eruption is located about 50 kilometers east of Mayotte, a overseas territory of France between the archipelago of Comoros and Madagascar.

Earthquakes Rock Oregon’s Largest Volcano
Just months after a similar swarm impacted the volcano, a fresh swarm of earthquakes is rocking Mount Hood, Oregon’s largest volcano. In the last 30 days, 41 earthquakes struck around the slopes and summit of Mount Hood; in just the last 24 hours, 33 earthquakes occured. Most of the earthquakes in the last 24 hours have struck the southern flank of the stratovolcano. Of all of the earthquakes, the strongest was a 2.5 which struck earlier today.

5 volcanoes spew ash in Indonesia
Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes clouded the skies over parts of Indonesia on Wednesday. Mount Raung on Java island blasted ash and debris, …

Volcano in Canary Islands shows no signs of eruption ending
There is no sign that the volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is ending, four weeks after it began, officials said Sunday. The volcano on one of the Canary Islands off northwest Africa has destroyed more than 1,800 buildings, mostly homes, although quick evacuations have helped prevent deaths on the island of about 85,000 people. “We are at the mercy of the volcano,” Torres told reporters. “It’s the only one who can decide when this ends.”

Buttigieg on supply chain gridlock: Biden’s plan is working
ransportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doesn’t appear to be concerned that U.S. supply chain issues likely will continue into 2022. “That’s the one thing he is correct about,” says Peter St. Onge, research fellow for The Heritage Foundation, a center-right think headquartered in Washington, D.C. “This administration has no plan, boots on the grounds are saying it’s getting worse, and Wall Street and companies are warning [the issue could persist into] 2022, possibly even 2023.”

Omar endorses open letter to Star Tribune that calls editorial board ‘racist’ and ‘Islamophobic’
The piece, titled “An Open Letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune,” blasts the paper for numerous perceived transgressions against “people of color.” It begins by criticizing the Star Tribune for reposting a New York Times op-ed on Israel’s Iron Dome by Bret Stephens, which included an image of Israel’s defense system intercepting a Hamas rocket. The paper also changed the headline of the article to: “Omar, ‘squad,’ launch another anti-Israel strike.”

FED Chairman Powell Under Investigation for Dumping Stocks at Market Top Just Before Economy Slides into Recession. No Mention on MSM.
Fed Chair #JeromePowell Sold More Than a Million Dollars of Stock as the Market Was Tanking Disclosure documents reveal that the spectacle of Fed officials personally trading stocks extended to the chair himself.#MOGt.co/vkTan9tZkb

Why Are Gulf Coast Welders Dying From Anthrax-Like Disease?
The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereus can cause food poisoning and anthrax-like disease, but why it singles out welders and other metalworkers is a mystery, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also a puzzle is why it has only been reported in Gulf Coast states.

THE GREAT AMERICAN REBELLION
America’s doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals were celebrated as heroes – courageous frontline soldier-healers, selflessly battling a fearsome new pandemic called COVID-19. Just one year later, in 2021, tens of thousands of those same “frontline heroes” are now branded as rebels, conspiracy theorists, extremists – and yes, potential terrorists, at least according to the Department of Homeland Security. From hero to untouchable – what a difference a year makes.

Minnesota offers kids gift cards and scholarships for shots
Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives for students ages 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.

Giant hailstones pummel Queensland, likely the largest seen in Australia since records began
Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 18 and 19, 2021, bringing heavy rain, giant hailstones, and tornadoes. The largest hail was reported in Bloomsbury and Yalboroo, north of Mackay in North Queensland on October 19.

Hundreds of underage migrants are being secretly flown from Texas to New York for resettlement 
Hundreds of underage migrants are being secretly flown from Texas to New York for resettlement by the Biden administration, an investigation has learned.

BOOM! Major law firm confirms FDA deceived America with its confusing ‘approval’ of Pfizer vax
Dr. Anthony Fauci told national media outlets he expected a whole host of new “mandates” to be fueled by the “approval” of the Pfizer jab. There’s only one problem. The “approval” given by the FDA was not for the Pfizer jab currently available in the U.S. market.

Pontiff’s Suggested Quick Fix Leaves God Out Of The Picture
After 84 years of life in this Valley of Tears, Pope Francis has never learned that there is no ‘Quick Fix’ for a corrupt world going more corrupt by day. Nor is there a magic wand that would make everything alright. World ‘leaders’—all of them self-serving politicians—count on ‘The Great Reset’, and the ‘Build Back Better’ to stop the world madness that they instituted in the first place.

24 GOP AGs Ask Supreme Court to Uphold First Amendment Rights of High School Coach Fired for Praying on Field
Two dozen Republican attorneys general are urging the Supreme Court to “uphold the constitutional rights” of a former high school football coach who was fired for praying on the field.

Kraft Heinz CEO Warns Shoppers: ‘Get Used to Paying More for Food’ Over Inflation
The CEO of Kraft Heinz, Miguel Patricio, warned that around the world and in the United States, people will have to get used to higher food prices due to “across the board” inflation.

Meat Sector Leads Food Price Inflation
Food prices climbed 4.5% last month, the sixth consecutive month of increases, according to the Consumer Price Index for Food. The increase was led by the meat sector, with the “meat” basket of goods up 12.6% from a year ago while the poultry index was 6.1% higher.

US Army Suicides Increase by 46% Amid Fixation on Coronavirus
A new study commissioned by the Pentagon and released Wednesday indicates that suicides among active-duty members of the United States Army have increased by 46% relative to 2020, with 60 Soldiers killing themselves in 2021. Suicides had in turn increased last year, as well.

57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations
A group of 57 leading scientists, doctors and policy experts has released a report calling in to question the safety and efficacy of the current COVID-19 vaccines and are now calling for an immediate end to all vaccine programs. We urge you to read and share this damning report.

Massachusetts State Police sergeant in ICU one day after Vaccine…
Massachusetts State Police officer in ICU a day after he got the jab because he didn’t want to be terminated. Safe and effective? Tell that to this officers family and the paralyzed officer in Colorado that had a stroke last weekend.This has got to stop!

Pennsylvania Votes to Withdraw from National School Boards Association
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is one of 11 state boards that are officially withdrawing from the National School Boards Association following the infamous letter to the White House.

‘Conformity to the Extreme’: Parents Outraged After Teachers Tape Face Masks to Students’ Faces
Parents want answers after teachers at a middle school in Colorado were accused of taping face masks to students’ faces.

René Carmille Was The World’s First Computer Hacker And He Saved The Lives Of Millions Of Jews From Nazi Death By Hacking Into IBM Machines
René Carmille is likely not a name you are familiar with, but like Oskar Schindler of ‘Schindler’s List‘ fame, Carmille saved the lives of countless Jews during the Nazi occupation of France by becoming the world’s first hacker, hacking into the electronic tabulating machines created by IBM. I bet you didn’t know that IBM helped Hitler and the Nazis organize and catalogue the millions of concentration camp prisoners in order to send them to their deaths with the greatest of efficiency.

SUBWAY GAS ATTACKS to be staged by DHS/Feds in NYC at over 120 locations, including transit buses, airports, subway tunnels between October 18th – 29th
The entire transit system of New York City will seem like it’s under siege by terrorists releasing chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction for the last two weeks of October, thanks to what the feds are calling necessary rehearsals in case the real thing happens. As if nobody can imagine what would happen if one of the most populated metropolitan cities of America suddenly came under deadly gas attack, and everyone starting choking to death and dropping like flies. What are we practicing here, how to trample people to death for real during rehearsal? Will Biden announce this so nobody thinks these insane (staged) terrorist attacks are real?

Total Destruction Has Arrived! There Is Not One Institution That Is Not Under DELIBERATE Attack By the Obama Controlled Biden Administration
People ask me how I know that Fox News is the controlled opposition. It is simple, as much as they have covered, they never state that Biden is doing what every aware person knows, his destruction of America is deliberate. Biden is systematically attacking every institution and is preparing to hand off the fate of every American to the Globalist new police force, the CHICOMS. I cannot overstate how hideous this will become.

Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low due to severe drought in California 
Lake Tahoe’s water level dropped to a four-year low on Tuesday as gusty winds and the impacts of California’s devastating drought hit the popular tourist destination.

Report: Many Cities that Defunded Police Quietly Restored Funding
Many cities that cut police department funding during the height of anti-police activism in 2020 are quietly restoring the funds and, in some cases, handing out bonuses to keep officers on the payroll.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/10/20/20-oct-2021/

Experts are now warning of a “Recession” during the “Dark Winter” that is aheadPosted: 20 Oct 2021 07:12 AM PDT(OPINION) We are just coming out of “the COVID recession”, and now we are being told that another recession could be just around the corner. Thanks to overly harsh pandemic restrictions, widespread shortages, and millions of workers that appear to have disappeared from the system somehow, economic activity is slowing down once again.We just learned that U.S. industrial production has fallen for the second month in a row, and the production of motor vehicles and parts is falling at a pace that is extremely alarming.Continue reading Experts are now warning of a “Recession” during the “Dark Winter” that is ahead at End Time Headlines.
The CDC is urging unvaccinated Americans to stay home for the Holidays — AGAINPosted: 20 Oct 2021 06:46 AM PDTThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging unvaccinated Americans to skip holiday travel again this year, telling them it’s safer to stay home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.In an updated holiday guidance issued Friday, the federal agency said it “still recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. “We fully expect that families and friends will gather for the holidays this year and we have updated our guidance on how to best stay safe over the holidays,” the CDC announced.Continue reading The CDC is urging unvaccinated Americans to stay home for the Holidays — AGAIN at End Time Headlines.
The ongoing supply chain crisis just reached a new level, and Biden is considering dispatching the National Guard for helpPosted: 20 Oct 2021 06:34 AM PDT(OPINION) It is the month of October, and right now many Americans are more scared by the state of our national supply chains than by anything else. Some of the things that I am going to share with you in this article are truly frightening, and I would very much encourage you to take them seriously.Our economic infrastructure is failing on a massive scale, and officials are openly admitting that things will get even worse in the months ahead.Continue reading The ongoing supply chain crisis just reached a new level, and Biden is considering dispatching the National Guard for help at End Time Headlines.
DAYS OF NOAH: In a first, and successful procedure, surgeons have attached a pig kidney to a humanPosted: 20 Oct 2021 06:08 AM PDTSurgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally, a scientific breakthrough that one day may yield a vast new supply of organs for severely ill patients.Although many questions remain to be answered about the long-term consequences of the transplant, which involved a brain-dead patient followed only for 54 hours, experts in the field said the procedure represented a milestone.Continue reading DAYS OF NOAH: In a first, and successful procedure, surgeons have attached a pig kidney to a human at End Time Headlines.
A new report indicates that the Euphrates river is drying up just as Bible Prophecy foretoldPosted: 20 Oct 2021 05:56 AM PDT(OPINION) According to a new report, Syria’s longest river called the Euphrates is drying up raising concerns as the demise of the river could lead to a humanitarian disaster in the country.The report reveals that millions of Syrians are losing access to water, food, and electricity. The report reveals that over 5 million people are depending on access to water. The aid groups and engineers have expressed their concern about the possibility of a humanitarian disaster in northeastern Syria.Continue reading A new report indicates that the Euphrates river is drying up just as Bible Prophecy foretold at End Time Headlines.
7 pastors have been arrested in India on false charges of forced conversionsPosted: 20 Oct 2021 05:40 AM PDTAuthorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh arrested seven pastors at a prayer meeting under the state’s “anti-conversion” law, which Christians have accused Hindu nationalists of using as a tool to persecute them.The pastors were arrested during a prayer meeting they were holding in Mau district last Sunday, UCA News reported, adding that the pastors have been charged with “illegal assembly.” The U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern said this past weekend that the Christians remained in jail.Continue reading 7 pastors have been arrested in India on false charges of forced conversions at End Time Headlines.
Joe Rogan says Google is ‘hiding information’ about vaccine-related deaths — and he stopped using Google as a search enginePosted: 19 Oct 2021 06:39 PM PDT(OPINION) Mega-popular podcaster Joe Rogan said that Google is “hiding information” about vaccine-related deaths — and that he’s ceased using Google as a search engine. In an interview last week with former New York Times writer Alex Berenson — who’s taken heat for raising red flags about COVID-19 vaccines and America’s response to the pandemic —Rogan revisited the false narrative from the likes of CNN that he was taking “horse dewormer” to cure his COVID infection when a doctor legitimately prescribed him ivermectin, the Daily Wire said.Continue reading Joe Rogan says Google is ‘hiding information’ about vaccine-related deaths — and he stopped using Google as a search engine at End Time Headlines.
California experiences driest water year in 100 years of record keepingPosted: 19 Oct 2021 12:17 PM PDTIn a year of both extreme heat and extreme drought, California has reported its driest water year in terms of precipitation in a century, and experts fear the coming 12 months could be even worse.According to KTAL5 News, The Western Regional Climate Center added average precipitation that had been reported at each of its stations and calculated that a total of 11.87 inches of rain and snow fell in California in the 2021 water year.Continue reading California experiences driest water year in 100 years of record keeping at End Time Headlines.
America is slowly spiraling into a complete Lawless Nation as the love of many is waxing coldPosted: 19 Oct 2021 12:10 PM PDT(OPINION) This is what can happen when you allow the inmates to run the asylum. The “crazies” are in charge now, and this has resulted in utter chaos all over the country. From the very top to the very bottom, we are rapidly becoming a completely lawless nation. Just look at Joe Biden.He was just caught on video blatantly breaking D.C.’s very strict mask mandate. When White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about this, she told the press to “not overly focus on moments in time”.Continue reading America is slowly spiraling into a complete Lawless Nation as the love of many is waxing cold at End Time Headlines.

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Dems’ Plan Goes From $0 to $1.9 Trillion

Planned cutbacks are now taking place to make Republicans look bad.

Nate Jackson

This was the plan all along: Democrats loaded up their Build Back Better spending spree with “free” giveaways so that when inevitable haggling and cutting happened, they’d look like the compassionate good guys who simply were forced to yield to typical Washington inaction.

Senate Democrats aim to pass their bill through the reconciliation process to avoid needing even a single vote from “heartless” Republicans. But they do need every Democrat to fall into line, which has put Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) at the center of the spending debate because of their reluctance to go along with Bernie Sanders and his “progressive” comrades.

Sanders recently penned an op-ed in a West Virginia newspaper to pressure Manchin, but Manchin won’t “vote for a reckless expansion of government programs,” he says. “No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that.”

To complete the theater of it all, the stage managers brought in President Joe Biden, who yesterday brought his supposedly legendary negotiating skills to bear in an effort to secure a deal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set the terms earlier this month, saying: “It’s not about a price tag or anything. It’s about values, not dollars.” Besides, she demanded to know, “What would you cut?”

As if “free” college tuition, “free” expanded government healthcare, “free” paid leave, “free” X, Y, and Z are manifestly good things for the federal government to benevolently provide instead of unconstitutional wealth-distribution schemes meant for the sole purpose of consolidating Democrat power in Washington.

Well, here come the “cuts.” Biden told congressional Democrats that the price tag has changed again. Democrats originally wanted us to believe their spending bonanza (not including the $1 trillion “infrastructure” bill) would cost $3.5 trillion. With an honest accounting instead of shifting revenue and outlays to hide the real cost, the actual number was closer to $5 trillion, and even that was likely underestimating. Then Biden came along and insisted the price tag was really “zero dollars” because it’s all “paid for.” That’s a lie, and a laughable one at that.

Now, Biden says Democrats might be able to pass a bill more in the $1.75 to $1.9 trillion range. Democrats already spent $1.9 trillion in March on the American Rescue Plan.

Most of the things Sanders and company want will still be there, just a little less. “The path put forward by the White House could extend new, expanded child tax credit payments recently adopted by Congress, but perhaps for only one additional year,” reports The Washington Post. “It would offer new money to make housing more affordable, yet far less than Democrats once envisioned. And it would provide paid leave, except only four weeks of benefits, rather than the 12 weeks some had once proposed.”

NBC News led with the dire headline: “Democrats abandon free community college as White House warns social safety net bill will shrink below $2T.”

The idea conveyed by NBC is that $2 trillion is still rather chintzy. The problem with this framing is that the door is still flung open wide for massive expansion of government. As Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, put it, “All our priorities are there in some way, shape or form.” Democrats hope to fundamentally transform the United States sometime later this week, all while touting the statesmanship of Joe Biden to help them reach a deliberative compromise. The Leftmedia will happily parrot that fairytale, but don’t believe it.

“Every day,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared, “American families are feeling real pain because of the reckless and inflationary policies that Democrats have already rammed through.” And yet here they are about to force through even more of it.

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Team Biden Pushes Vaccines for Kids

COVID is not a major health threat to kids, but that isn’t stopping the push for the FDA to approve vaccines for them.

Thomas Gallatin

None of the three COVID vaccines available in the U.S. have been given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration for children under the age of 12. And only the Pfizer shot has been approved for teens under 16. However, that fact hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from aggressively planning to push COVID vaccines onto children ages five to 11 as soon as the FDA gives its approval. Wink, wink.

Joe Biden made his agenda clear in a speech last week given from his White House set. “If authorized, we are ready,” he said. “We have purchased enough vaccines for all children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the United States. It will be convenient for parents to get their children vaccinated at trusted locations, and families will be able to sleep easier at night knowing their kids are protected as well.”

Indeed, according to an NBC News report on the White House rollout, “The Biden administration has purchased 65 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, enough to vaccinate the estimated 28 million children” in this age group. Obviously, for the Biden administration, it’s not a matter of if the FDA grants approval, it’s just a matter of when. And the date for this almost-certain approval looks to be sometime in early November, as an FDA advisory committee is scheduled to meet to discuss the issue on October 26.

The big question is: Why all the urgency to get kids the COVID jab? The data clearly shows that COVID is only a minor health threat toward children ages 0-18, and even less of a threat to children ages 0-11. According to the CDC, 605 children ages 0-18 have died of COVID since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, over that same time span, roughly 50,000 children under the age of 14 have died from all causes. So, to put it bluntly, COVID poses neither a major nor even a significant health threat for children.

Furthermore, the Biden administration loves relaying the numbers of those who have received the COVID vaccines versus those who remain unvaccinated, yet Team Biden intentionally ignores the important and scientifically significant fact that many of those millions of Americans who remain unvaccinated have already developed natural immunity after having been infected with but recovered from COVID. This would include children.

This is not about the “science,” as Biden loves to declare. Rather, Biden wants the FDA to green light the COVID vaccine for children so that he can expand his vaccine mandate. This serves as yet another power play wherein the government can claim it knows best what’s good for kids more than their parents do. With FDA approval, Biden and the Left can further vilify parents who are already incensed over school mask mandates by adding a COVID vaccine mandate.

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Parents Fight Leftist Segregation

The “affinity group” is the Left’s noxious effort to separate schoolchildren by race, but a group of Boston-area parents is pushing back.

Douglas Andrews

Meet the new Democrats. Same as the old Democrats.

There are no nightsticks, firehoses, or police dogs on the schoolgrounds these days, but the fundamental idea is the same: segregation now, segregation forever.

At least that’s the case in Wellesley, Massachusetts, an affluent suburb of Boston and the home of Wellesley College, the school that taught Hillary Clinton and countless other impressionable young women how to hate their country. At issue is the Wellesley Public School System’s insistence on separating its students by race into what are euphemistically called “affinity groups.”

This overtly racist practice first came to light in the wake of an Atlanta-area massacre in which six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent. As it turned out, the deeply disturbed and sex-addicted Atlanta killer had targeted sex workers, not necessarily Asian women, in order to “eliminate the temptation.” But that inconvenient fact wasn’t good enough for the segregationists in Wellesley, who promoted a “Healing Space” for the district’s Asian and Asian American community at the exclusion of its white students and staff.

The smoking gun was a damning email invitation from a Wellesley teacher that read, “This is a safe space for our Asian/Asian-American and Students of Color, not for students who identify only as White.” The email, which was apparently sent to students by numerous middle-school teachers, added, “If you need to know more about why this is not for White students, please ask me!”

A group called Parents Defending Education rightly objected to this segregation, and they filed suit in federal court Tuesday afternoon. As their complaint states: “Nearly seven decades of Supreme Court precedent have made two things clear: Public schools cannot segregate students by race, and students do not abandon their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse gate. [The district] is flouting both of these principles.”

The Wall Street Journal editorial board also weighed in:

Wellesley has promoted “affinity groups” that hold events for specific races. Parents Defending Education alleges these groups are racially exclusionary “by definition and design,” given that “certain Wellesley students” including the plaintiffs’ children “are prohibited from participating in certain school activities because of their race and ethnicity.” The parents say this violates the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Wellesley parents also take issue with the school district’s handling of so-called bias incidents, which they say penalize and chill speech. Under school policy, a bias incident can encompass “conduct, speech or expression” that “has an impact but may not involve criminal action” or demonstrates even “unconscious bias,” among other acts.

It’s encouraging to see the 14th Amendment, which has long been used by the Left as a bludgeon, being turned back upon these racial arsonists. The parents say the district and multiple administrators have unfairly created the affinity groups for students of color, and they’ve enacted policies that shame people into silence when their beliefs and opinions run afoul of the district’s prevailing Leftthink.

As our Mark Alexander has written, the Left has a long and sordid history with race — and it doesn’t like being reminded of it.

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Will Biden Follow the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy?

Dragged kicking and screaming by the courts, Team Biden will reinstate it … for now.

Michael Swartz

It’s been almost two months since the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling admonishing the Biden administration for not properly rescinding President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for those seeking asylum for economic reasons. Now, Joe Biden is half-heartedly putting it back.

The Trump program was needed because, as political commentator Rick Moran put it: “The [policy] had been extraordinarily effective in requiring potential asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their cases to be decided by an immigration court. The process was good at weeding out bogus or insufficient asylum claims without letting people into the country. It also helped end the process of ‘catch and release’ — a policy Biden has been trying to reimplement.”

Since the Biden administration had no alternative that “would accomplish the same goals” as the Trump program, more formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a federal judge last week ordered the government to “enforce and implement” the MPP program as soon as possible. In its first notice of compliance, the Department of Homeland Security revealed it anticipated the program could restart as soon as mid-November.

“The Administration’s reversal is a tacit admission that Mr. Biden’s immigration policy has failed,” argues The Wall Street Journal. “Migrants interpreted the end of Remain in Mexico, among other Biden policies, as an invitation to cross the border, enter the U.S. and claim asylum. Many are then released into the U.S. while they await asylum hearings, and many never show up. In the first 11 months of fiscal 2021, through August, border agents recorded more than 1.5 million encounters with migrants.”

The one fly in the ointment may be Mexico itself. Mexico has two conditions for continued assistance with the U.S. program: a nebulous request for “better coordination” and a more concrete desire that cases be adjudicated within six months of enrollment. The latter may be an issue given the increasing number of would-be asylum seekers who have crossed the border this year, even despite the summer heat that usually puts a damper on illegal crossing.

Yet while DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has called the border situation “unsustainable,” the lack of urgency to staunch the flow northward is an indication that policymakers in the White House either disagree with or don’t care about Mayorkas’s assessment. For them, being unsustainable may be a Cloward-Piven feature and not a bug.

And while DHS is figuring on a mid-November date for resumption, there are too many loose ends out there to assume they will return on schedule. It’s not unusual for a government promise of a few weeks out to morph into sometime next spring and eventually the twelfth of never. If we get either a temperamental Mexican government or an obstinate administration that slow-walks its compliance, the current “catch and release” process will continue (like flying migrants to New York in the dead of night), much to the detriment of our economy and national security. Last month, we noted that this was a border surge that Biden wanted, and it’s going to take more than one court order to keep him from his goal.

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IG to Investigate Biden’s Afghanistan Exit

Meanwhile, the media has avoided covering Afghanistan despite the fact Americans are still trapped there.

Thomas Gallatin

It was just a month and a half ago that Americans witnessed Joe Biden’s disastrous surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban, a scenario he had just weeks prior assured the American public would not happen. It was also around this time that Biden’s poll numbers began their precipitous decline, a decline that has only continued. And that’s about when the Leftmedia suddenly found other things to talk about.

The images of helicopters leaving the U.S. embassy in Kabul were reminiscent of Saigon in 1975, when U.S. personal and Vietnamese allies desperately fled Vietnam. Those images served as a painful reminder of the last major war America lost. Even more disturbing was the shocking footage of desperate Afghans clinging to a U.S. C-17 transport plane as it taxied down the runway and took off from the Kubal airport, resulting in the deaths of at least three young men. Days later, 13 American military personal and more than a hundred Afghan civilians were killed by a jihad suicide bomber. Each of these things could have been avoided had Biden not chosen to abandon the country without any real discernible strategy to prevent exactly what many, including his closest advisers, predicted would happen.

Despite Biden’s promise to leave no Americans behind, on August 31 the last of U.S. military personnel boarded aircraft and left, leaving several hundred American citizens behind enemy lines, not to mention thousands of Afghan allies. And even now there are still Americans trapped in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban continues its murderous crackdown.

But where is the mainstream media? Where are the nightly reports regarding those Americans still trapped in Afghanistan? Where are the intrepid reporters repeatedly pressing the Biden administration for answers on how many Americans remain and who they are? The fact of the matter is, the MSM has essentially followed Biden’s lead and has abandoned any concern over Afghanistan and the Americans who remain. Biden is their man, after all, and they would rather not exacerbate his sinking poll numbers by reminding America just how badly Biden bungled the pullout.

Meanwhile, the State Department inspector general is launching investigations into the department’s handling of the Afghanistan pullout. According to Acting Inspector General Diana Shaw, “Given the elevated interest in this work by Congress and the unique circumstances requiring coordination across the Inspector General community, I wanted to notify our committees of jurisdiction of this important work.”

Of specific concern for the IG is the manner in which the State Department handled the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, as well as the emergency evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

While the MSM may be avoiding Afghanistan to protect Biden, we hope the IG will shine more light on the Biden administration’s disgraceful handling of the Afghanistan exit.

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Bari Weiss Calls Out CNN

When it comes to critiquing cancel culture and the media’s complicity in it, no one does it better than the former New York Times journalist.

Douglas Andrews

CNN’s Brian “Humpty Dumpty” Stelter will no doubt think twice before inviting Bari Weiss onto his “Reliable Sources” show again. Because if Stelter wants reliably progressive opinions, the free-thinking Weiss is about as unreliable as they come.

Weiss, the independent journalist who famously quit The New York Times and has since relaunched her journalistic career at Substack, has taken to exposing the mob, the media, and cancel culture. “There are tens of millions of Americans who aren’t on the hard left or the hard right who feel that the world has gone mad,” she says. “Science is at the mercy of politics. Identity trumps ideas. In the name of progress, art is erased and history is rewritten. Obvious truths are dangerous to say out loud.”

She’s right, of course, but Stelter asked her anyway: “So in what ways has the world gone mad?”

Where can I start? Well, when you have the chief reporter on the beat of COVID for The New York Times talking about how questioning or pursuing the question of the lab leak is racist, the world has gone mad. When you’re not able to say out loud and in public there are differences between men and women, the world has gone mad. When we’re not allowed to acknowledge that rioting is rioting and it is bad and that silence is not violence, but violence is violence, the world has gone mad. When you’re not able to say the Hunter Biden laptop is a story worth pursuing, the world has gone mad. When, in the name of progress, young school children, as young as kindergarten, are being separated in public schools because of their race, and that is called progress instead of segregation, the world has gone mad. There are dozens of examples.

Stelter pressed on, asking, “Who’s [sic] the people stopping the conversation?”

To which Weiss replied, “People who work at networks, frankly, like the one I’m speaking on right now, [who] say it was racist to investigate the lab leak theory.”

Weiss is what we once would’ve called a classical liberal. She believes in the free and open exchange of ideas, and she believes in the full array of our civil liberties. She has made a name for herself by calling out those who would silence this sort of honest inquiry, and that’s what made her persona non grata at the Times.

Earlier this year, she offered 10 ways to fight back against cancel culture. The first one is: Remind yourself, right now, of the following truth: You are free.

That seemed a bit simplistic, even hackneyed, when we first read it, but not when we consider it more fully and in the context of her nine other pieces of advice, which include sticking to your principles, setting an example for your kids and your community, and worshipping God more than Yale.

There’s strength in numbers, after all, and the mob can’t cancel all of us.

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Woke Quotas Sacrificing Western Culture

Chicago’s Art Institute is firing docents because they’re predominately older white women.

Emmy Griffin

Chicago’s Art Institute is a world-famous museum. Its collection includes pieces from across the centuries and around the globe. My favorite exhibits are the miniature rooms and the impressionist paintings including “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat (his art students helped with all the tiny dots that make up the painting). Want to know how I know this? Because many years ago, a docent — who freely gave her time — told me all about it on a school trip to the museum.

It’s a shame, then, that the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) recently fired 82 of its docents. These docents are highly specialized volunteers who act as guides and greeters. They were not paid for this loving service. Why were they fired? Because most of them (not all) are older white women of means. The fact that they live comfortably is important because this financial independence allows them to give their time without pay and without needing taxpayer dimes.

The AIC docent program has been around since the 1960s and was a brainchild of the Women’s Board and the Junior League of Chicago. These docents really perform a labor of love. As enumerated in their letter protesting their firing, they “engaged in eighteen months of twice-a-week training to qualify as a docent, five years of continual research and writing to meet the criteria of 13 museum content areas, and monthly and bi-weekly trainings to further educate ourselves with the materials, processes and cultural context” of the museum’s collections. The devotion of these volunteers knows no bounds. The average years of service they gave to the museum was 15 years. Yet the museum threw them out like trash. Furthermore, as a “thank you” for their years of service, the docents got a two-year free pass to the museum. Whoop-dee-doo.

This change has apparently been in the works for 12 years. Robert Levy, chairman of the AIC, explained that they wanted to provide the museum with a smaller, younger, more diverse staff that’s also paid. This is insulting in and of itself because it implies that if you’re diverse, you can’t possibly desire to be a docent unless you’re paid. This, of course, isn’t true. One of the former docents, Dietrich Klevorn, is black and owns an art gallery in Chicago, though she admits the rest of the docents are “not a demographically representative population.”

This unpopular firing by the museum brass was even blasted by the Chicago Tribune, which dubbed it “shameful” and “weaselly.”

There are two galling issues at play here. First, there’s the blatant ageism and stark racism. These volunteers did have some diversity in their ranks. Some were males, some were from less affluent backgrounds, and some were even people of color. How old you are and the color of your skin should never be a factor in deciding whether or not to keep an employee (or in this case a volunteer). The ability and willingness to do a good job, however, should. To quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., every human should “not be judged by the color of their skin [or wrinkles on their face] but by the content of their character.”

The second — and just as crucial — issue is the blithe dismissal of passionate educators and dedicated intellectuals. My heart aches for the wealth of knowledge that was years in the making that’s now lost. Hiring docents to meet a diversity quota is a sacrifice of excellence. What’s even worse is, now that the AIC has gotten rid of the docents, visitors to the museum will primarily be getting guided tours through automated headsets or on their app, not by an actual person. Visitors learn so much more by interacting with informed, volunteer docents who don’t view the role as a job but as a service.

This is yet another example of mediocrity in the form of equity. One must ask: If we continue to trivialize the importance of keeping Western culture through its art, where does that leave us as a society?

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On the Web

  • Roger Helle: ‘General Malaise’ — Our military always had those who rose above others. Apparently, those days are gone.
  • In Brief: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ — Humor is a sign of the indomitable conservative American spirit.

EXECUTIVE NEWS SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

Politics

  • Democrats abandon “free” community college as White House warns reconciliation bill that costs $0 will shrink below $2 trillion (NBC News)
  • Democrats pare back Orwellian IRS bank reporting proposal (Politico)
  • January 6 committee recommends holding Steve Bannon in contempt (National Review)

Security

  • Thanks to open borders, illegal immigration arrests hit 35-year high (National Review)
  • Facebook acknowledges that it allows messages on human smuggling (Washington Examiner)
  • FBI raids DC home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (Washington Examiner)
  • “Rachel” Levine, openly “transgender” health official, sworn in as four-star admiral (Washington Post)

Health

  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID (Yahoo)
  • White House rolls out unnecessary plan to vaccinate hardly-at-risk kids against COVID (NBC News)
  • San Francisco temporarily closes In-N-Out for not enforcing vaccine mandate. Restaurant fires back: “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.” (Daily Wire)
  • Chicago FOP president estimates more than 3,000 officers defying vaccine mandate (PJ Media)
  • New York City to require COVID vaccinations for all public employees (WSJ)
  • Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December (CNBC)

“Social Justice”

  • Parents fight segregation in Boston-area public schools (Boston Globe)
  • Netflix “transgender” employees walking out to protest Dave Chappelle special (PJ Media)
  • Climate scientist quits Berkeley over canceled speaker (PJ Media)

Heartland

  • Record-breaking 100 ships anchored and waiting at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports (Breitbart)
  • Undermanned Portland police resort to traffic barrels to stop drive-bys as murders soar (Washington Examiner)
  • Significant decline in school enrollment for all age groups (Census.gov)

Notables

  • CNN goes first two weeks of October without any program reaching one million viewers (Fox News)
  • Terry McAuliffe shuts down interview and chides reporter for not asking “better questions” (Washington Examiner)
  • Long chain of failures left sailors unprepared to fight USS Bonhomme Richard fire, investigation finds (USNI)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Is the spike in federal revenue permanent? (AEI)
  • Policy: Ten reasons to cut debt (National Review)
  • Satire: Support for climate change skyrockets after computer models show it will flood California (Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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Insight: “Society cannot leap into Communism from capitalism without going through a socialist stage of development.” —Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

“[Colin] Colin was a man of integrity. He was deeply principled, shaped by bedrock beliefs that guided him throughout his life. … Colin loved soldiers and always held them to the highest standards. Yet he also took time to understand their struggles — personal and professional — and to comfort them when they suffered. The U.S. military was his second family, and he cherished the opportunities that it had given him and many others. … Colin believed that his life and all that he achieved were an affirmation of America’s possibilities. … Colin’s legacy more than anything else is the people who he helped; the people he inspired; and the people who he encouraged to — as he did — devote their lives to forming a more perfect union.” —former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

“The economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 epidemic did not cause our supply-chain weaknesses — it only revealed them. American consumers, like many others around the world, quickly changed some of their patterns and habits, shifting their purchases toward durable goods and taking their business online, away from brick-and-mortar retailers, much more quickly and substantially than had been expected. That has consequences on both sides of the trade ledger: Even with the Biden administration keeping most of the Trump administration’s tariffs in place, both U.S. imports and exports are up, and the worldwide trade in physical goods is expected to climb by 8 percent in 2021. There is no way that a highly regimented, clock-punching labor force was ever going to be able to adequately cope with that change. More important: There is no way that a highly regimented, clock-punching labor force is going to be able to adequately cope with the next one. And there will be a next one — having a more connected world means that all of us have exposure to events and conditions in places we rarely think about. That brings both great benefits and significant costs. If there is a productive role for labor unions to play in our modern global economy, it is not imposing a 20th-century factory model onto a complex shipping and logistics industry that requires something more supple.” —National Review

Theater of the absurd: “Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes.” —Washington Post columnist Micheline Maynard

Nope: “[‘Transgender’] Admiral Rachel Levine, who serves as the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health and head of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, was ceremonially sworn in as a four-star admiral. Admiral Levine now serves as the highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and its first-ever female four-star admiral.” —Department of Health and Human Services

The BIG Lie: “We know good schools depend on involved parents. … Glenn Youngkin’s taking my words out of context. I’ve always valued the concerns of parents.” —Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry “I Don’t Think Parents Should Be Telling Schools What They Should Teach” McAuliffe (“It’s never a good sign when you have to say the words ‘I’ve been taken out of context’ in a campaign ad two weeks before the election.” —Matt Walsh)

Toe the line, man! “You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about.” —Terry McAuliffe pillorying a reporter for not tossing him softballs

Non compos mentis I: “Colin Powell was part of an administration that misled the American people into a war that cost hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, and then today he dies from complications from a disease that spread unchecked through America because another Republican administration misled the American people.” —MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan

Non compos mentis II: “People actually die as a result of watching Fox News, whether it’s going to war in Iraq or the pandemic.” —Mehdi Hasan

And last… “If you’re a taxpayer in a major American city now suffering from prospective police shortages due to the vaccine mandate, do you believe your politicians have their priorities straight? Would you rather have an unvaxxed officer show up to your 911 call, or no one?” —Ben Shapiro

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October 19th: Biden’s America and the Conservative Resistance | Geller Report

5:15 PM The President goes to Avoca, Pennsylvania to delivers remarks promoting his socialist Build Back Better Agenda. That all for today.

  • The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.
  • US jury convicts man who created computer code to help ISIS
  • GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales says 100,000 migrants are heading towards the US from Central America and 52 were stopped in Panama because of TERRORISM ties
  • Record Cold And Snow Expected In Northern Hemisphere because of the global warming
  • DeSantis Critics Quiet as Florida COVID-19 Cases Drop
  • China and Russia’s show of strength because Biden is weak: Two countries sail warships through Japan strait while Russia stages wargames off Ukraine as Britain, US and Australia hold rival naval exercises in Bay of Bengal
  • FBI Raids Home of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska Who Refused to Go Along With Russiagate Coup
  • President Trump did not learn from his mistakes: he Releases a negative Statement on Colin Powell and Does Not Hold Back. He has nothing to win from it, everything to loose. Yes, Colin Powell, a so-called Republican, voted twice for socialist Barack Obama.
  • Biden’s fully-vaccinated Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID
  • Washington State Sergeant Gives Emotional Goodbye in Final Patrol Signoff With a Surprise Twist; Forced to Resign After 17 Years of Service Because He is Unvaccinated
  • Democrats to scale back Treasury’s IRS bank reporting plan, raise threshold from $600 to $10,000
  • Trump Releases Statement Following Deposition in Bogus Mexican KKK Protester Lawsuit – “A Baseless Claim for Injuries They Never Suffered – And Worthless Cardboard Sign”
  • Ron DeSantis Addresses Supply Chain Crisis: Florida’s Ports Are Open
  • How close is America to becoming a Socialist nation?
  • More than 4,500 Chicago cops – over a THIRD of the department – are facing unpaid suspension for refusing to get vaccinated
  • Dems’ dawning realization: Manchin’s serious
  • Left-wing Quinnipiac poll has Biden’s Approval among Indies at 28%. This is the first time Biden has entered the 20s with a significant voting population (other than Republicans). Overall, his Approval is @ 37%, down from 38%. And on top of that, The Quinnipiac poll has an over-sampling of Dems!
  • Jack Posobiec: “So many conservatives need a software upgrade from 1980s talking points”. I would say they need to grow a spine.
  • Trump Sues the Corrupt Capitol Riot Committee and the National Archives
  • Southwest Pilot slams vaccine mandate: ‘This is medical tyranny!’
  • McAuliffe received $200,000 in donations from private equity billionaire Ron Burkle – who owns a plane known as the ‘fcuk jet’
  • They’re changing ‘No Jabs For Jobs’ at the Southwest Freedom Flu Protest
  • Democrats face grim political reality in midterms
  • Many Southwest employees continue to gather in front of the Dallas TX South West headquarters to protest the airline vaccine mandate
  • Joe Biden Jetting Planeloads of Cabinet, Aides to Europe to Combat Climate Change
  • ‘It’s been crazy trying to find people to work,’ Nashville restaurant owners speak out about workforce shortages
  • There’s a record 100 ships floating off ports in Southern California despite Biden’s 24/7 schedule
  • Daniel Baker sentenced to federal prison in Florida Capitol threat case
  • The DOJ has finally disgorged some exculpatory evidence about January 6
  • Biden is a nice guy: he makes sure Trump is right:

  • U.N. Climate Summit: A Meaningless Meeting Of Useless People
  • Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December
  • Psaki mocks supply-chain woes: ‘The tragedy of the treadmill delayed’
  • Leaked audio reveals DOJ official questioning sincerity of Americans’ religious exemptions to COVID vaccine
  • October surprise for Navy vax evaders: Service might claw back bonuses, training, education costs
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley blasts media for unfairly attacking GOP
  • Army vet-turned-far-left-militant sentenced to 44 months for threatened attack on Trump activists
  • Arizona sees flood of police applications as Washington vaccine mandate begins
  • New York appeals injunction preventing vaccination mandate for health care workers
  • Michigan lawmakers review election bills that would ban unsolicited absentee ballots
  • Federal court tosses Illinois Democrats’ legislative maps, give challengers chance to fix
  • Nebraska GOP congressman indicted by federal grand jury
  • Families of Parkland school shooting victims reach $25M settlement with school district
  • Taliban to give cash and land to families of suicide bombers who killed Americans
  • Biden administration has been secretly flying underage migrants to New York
  • Judge denies bond for attorney Alex Murdaugh, orders psychiatric evaluation
  • House Majority Leader: Democrats might pursue providing Treasury secretary power to raise debt limit
  • Haiti gang demands $1M ransom for each kidnapped US missionary
  • Navy report finds significant failures across leadership positions in fire that destroyed ship
  • Netflix fires employee who leaked financial information about Dave Chappelle’s special
  • Lego pledges to make toys more gender-neutral, continue to work toward elimination of stereotypes
  • State Department watchdog launches investigations into end of U.S. operations in Afghanistan
  • Russia moves to suspend its NATO mission, after diplomats expelled
  • North Korea fires suspect submarine-launched ballistic missile into Sea of japan
  • Mark Meadows: Pelosi asked about ‘lunch’ for Congress members during Jan. 6 Capitol riot
  • ‘Science denialist’: Vaccine scientists who question COVID policy compared to Big Tobacco
  • Youngkin calls for investigation of school board for alleged coverup of transgender sexual assault
  • ACLU fights against free speech, argues Loudoun County teachers must use ‘gender-affirming’ pronouns
  • Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want Trump to run again in 2024: Poll. But the one people hear about in the media are the 20 other percent, to make believe no one wants him anymore.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters under fire again for paying her daughter with campaign funds
  • DHS Secretary tests positive for COVID-19 after meeting with President Biden

Source: October 19th: Biden’s America and the Conservative Resistance

Biden Gang Now Making Plans to Vaccinate Children Ages 5 – 11 with COVID Vaccine – You Can Prevent This – Instructions Provided — The Gateway Pundit

The Biden gang is now making plans to give children the vaccine that General Colin Powell took that did nothing to protect him from COVID and may have caused it.  

There are no reasons children ages 5 – 11 should be vaccinated.  They are basically immune to COVID and have higher risks of drowning than dying from COVID.

More Children Die from Car Crashes and Drowning Each Year than Coronavirus — But Teachers Want to Keep Schools Closed

But this isn’t stopping the Biden gang.  CNN reported earlier today:

The White House on Wednesday unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending US Food and Drug Administration authorization.

The Biden administration has secured enough vaccine supply to vaccinate the 28 million children ages 5 to 11 who would become eligible for vaccination if the vaccine is authorized for that age group and will help equip more than 25,000 pediatric and primary care offices, hundreds of community health centers and rural health clinics as well as tens of thousands of pharmacies to administer the shots, according to the White House.“We know millions of parents have been waiting for Covid-19 vaccine for kids in this age group. And should the FDA and (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) authorize the vaccine, we will be ready to get shots in arms,” White House Covid-19 response director Jeff Zients told reporters at a White House Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday.

A group known as Sisyphus Complex Solution released the below report related to a meeting between drug companies and the FDA scheduled for next week to discuss mandating vaccines for children:

***URGENT – SUBMISSIONS OF STATEMENT FOR FDA MEETING TO DISCUSS EUA FOR 5 – 11 YEAR OLDS***

DEADLINE – OCTOBER 21st, 2021

***PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL OF YOUR KNOWN CONTACTS (NO RESTRICTIONS ON LOCATION)***

A meeting of the FDA Committee is to be held on Oct. 26th, 2020 to discuss Pfizer-BioNTech’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for administration of their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to children 5 through 11 years of age.

Responses can be made via: https://www.regulations.gov/document/FDA-2021-N-1088-0001 (please see below for tips as to how to make your response, and you can also view the responses made to date as examples)

WHY ARE WE GENUINELY CONCERNED (nothing to do with ‘anti-vax’)

LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS

Unusual ‘known’ outcomes – MIS-C (specific to children).  Pay close attention to the dates of ‘observations’ between March – June, 2020 for this varied and fatal condition for children.

Take this MIS-C knowledge forward, and apply to ‘Two Different Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) Risks for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies’ . Check the Summary which states ‘ADE with mast cells likely plays a role in MIS-C for infants and possibly older MIS-C and MIS-A patients.’

Consider the ‘indications’ from observable data.

Listen to the expert (Dr. Ryan Cole) for additional ‘indications’ of concern here.

Due to these significant risk factors, with no existing burden of proof to guarantee the safety of the children (including acceptance of liability), there can be no legitimate and legally obliged informed consent under the practices administered during this vaccine roll out, and as such requires extensive independent laboratory research to qualify these observable concerns, and further no existing burden of proof is offered to indicate benefit outweighing these evidenced risks. Hence precautionary principle and medical ethics demands the prevention of providing this EUA. Additionally, existing research for early treatment is providing evidence of efficacy, whereby burden of proof must be provided stipulating lower risk than these alternative treatments, taking into consideration the afore mentioned risks associated with ADE and MIS-C.

ADVICE IN MAKING YOUR COMMENTS TO THE FDA

Tips for Submitting Effective Comments.

The comment text box will hold 5000 characters which is about 42 lines, and therefore more substantial evidence is recommended to be presented via the ‘Attach Files’ section. This may include any notarised Affidavit from qualified persons from any nation (please take into account that FDA approvals are being utilised as authorisation across all countries recognising FDA pronouncements).

FOLLOW UP

It is recommended that US Citizens also forward your submissions to your Member of Congress, whereby email addresses can be found here.

You can also inform your US Representative.

Other nationalities are encouraged to contact their representatives to determine the processes, permissions and intended authorisations within your domestic territory.

CONCLUDING STATEMENT

It is highly recommended that all submissions to this process be factually based, and where appropriate demanding of the burden of proof, in conjunction with all standard and legally obliged ethics for both medical treatments and medical practitioners. The evidence provided within our statement of concern is not limited to these concerns (Adverse Reaction reporting systems also indicate a significant risk, including deaths at rates never before witnessed nor allowed to extend into such high numbers – please check for yourselves), so we do strongly advise you seek out not only official narratives, but also independent, credible and qualified information such as via the World Council for Health and Early COVID Care.

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19

Biden Gang Now Making Plans to Vaccinate Children Ages 5 – 11 with COVID Vaccine – You Can Prevent This – Instructions Provided — The Gateway Pundit

Unvaccinated people are not the virus | The Christian Post

No one is obligated to speak against every injustice in our society. However, what does is it say about us when we’re more concerned about addressing the injustices of yesterday than the injustices of today?
A COVID-19 vaccination injection is administered. Unsplash/Mufid Majnun

“If you do not stand with me in 2021 while the government segregates me for being unvaccinated, Why should I believe you would have stood with me in 1921 when the government segregated people like me for being “threatening” to white people? Is segregation ever justifiable?”

That offended many people who support or sympathize with vaccine passports. They were offended I indicated their support for vaccine passports suggests they might not have advocated against segregation 100 years ago.

The most common objection to my words addressed the supposedly different basis or motives for Jim Crow segregation and vaccine segregation. For instance, one person replied to my questions with:

“For one, ‘race’ is an inalienable attribute whereas vaccination is a choice. Second, unlike the racial fear-mongerings of priors decades, in principle unvaccinated people actually pose *some* risk to others.”

That argument, however, is destructive. Indeed, there is a difference between our skin color and our personal choices. Every skin color honors God. Not every choice, however, honors God. Nevertheless, that argument prioritizes the wrong inalienable attribute.

America’s Founding Fathers were right when they said:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

All people are created equal — that includes black people and it includes unvaccinated people. What made Jim Crow segregation evil isn’t that it discriminated against some people’s skin color. No, what made Jim Crow segregation evil is that it discriminated against people who are made in the image of God. In the same way, what makes vaccine segregation evil is that it discriminates against people who are made in the image of God.

Since discrimination against a particular group of people requires an excuse, it’s always linked with unscientific justifications and characterizations. For instance, Jim Crow advocates defended racial segregation by making the unscientific claim that black people are biologically inferior and a morally corrupt group who threaten the peace and safety of white people.

In a similar sense, some people who support or sympathize with vaccine passports claim, “in principle unvaccinated people actually pose *some* risk to others.”

That, however, is an unscientific claim. That is discrimination against unvaccinated people. That is partiality.

Unvaccinated people do not pose any risk to others — at least not anymore “risk” than vaccinated people. Unvaccinated people are not unclean. Unvaccinated people are not threatening. Unvaccinated people are not the virus.

The people who pose some risk to others are people infected with the virus — whether they are unvaccinated or vaccinated. This is basic science. Their vaccination status doesn’t matter.

It’s disturbing that needs to be said. Unvaccinated people are not the virus. It might be dangerous or risky to be around infected people, but it’s not dangerous or risky to be around unvaccinated people.

An unvaccinated person isn’t an infected person.

However, because of our unscientific and unrighteous justifications for discriminating against unvaccinated people, we’re destroying so many lives and livelihoods.

Some people claim COVID vaccine passports and mandates are not unprecedented. But that’s not true. Indeed, other forms of vaccine mandates exist. However, these other vaccine mandates are not nearly as widespread or as mandatory as the COVID vaccine mandates.

The vast majority of the billions of people around the world have never been asked to show proof of their vaccination statuses in order to live as an average member of society. And from what I understand, these existing vaccine mandates are for serious diseases, not viral infections. Actually—from what I understand—vaccines have never been mandated (at least, widely) for a viral infection with a relatively low death rate as COVID-19.

Still, the unscientific and unrighteous issue with vaccine passports and mandates is that they associate unvaccinated people with infected people.

Many of us do not seem to understand — or want to understand — that an unvaccinated person isn’t an infected person.

You see, It’s not wrong to sequester infected people — whether they are unvaccinated or vaccinated. There is a scientific and righteous basis for that. After all, God instructed ancient Israel to quarantine people with infectious diseases (Leviticus 13:2).

However, God didn’t instruct ancient Israel to segregate healthy people. There isn’t a scientific or righteous basis for segregating healthy people.

Nevertheless, since I am an unvaccinated person in Canada — by the end of November, I will not be allowed to take a plane (or drive across the border) to marry my fiancée in Ohio. I have to choose between a vaccine I desperately do not need and a wife I desperately need.

In Oakville, Ontario — a city just 20 minutes from my home — unvaccinated couples will not be granted marriage licenses unless they get the vaccine.

In Toronto, Canada’s largest organ transplant centers have introduced a policy that bans unvaccinated people from receiving organ transplants.

In Newfoundland, like many denominations and churches across Canada, the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Newfoundland And Labrador have made the COVID vaccine mandatory in their denomination. Every unvaccinated church member and visitor will be banned from entering their churches for worship.

One of these unvaccinated church members is a father of a friend of mine. My friend prayed for her elderly father’s salvation for many years. Her prayers were answered last year when by the grace of God, her father became a believer.

However, his church is now treating him as worse than an unbeliever. She says, “he’s so defeated.”

My friend tells me her father is considering leaving Newfoundland to live with her, her husband, and their children — so they can attend a good church together. However, that could be impossible.

He might need a vaccine passport to leave Newfoundland.

Meanwhile, many of the evangelicals who remain silent about these injustices in 2021 continue to virtue signal about why our evangelical forefathers maintained silence about segregation in 1921.

No one is obligated to speak against every injustice in our society. However, what does is it say about us when we’re more concerned about addressing the injustices of yesterday than the injustices of today?


Originally published at Slow to Write

 

 

Samuel Sey is a Ghanaian-Canadian who lives in Brampton, a city just outside of Toronto. He is committed to addressing racial, cultural, and political issues with biblical theology, and always attempts to be quick to listen and slow to speak.

Source: Unvaccinated people are not the virus