Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The 'Good American'

  I described how I have come to better understand the moral problem of the "'good German,' the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime."

Watching America accept the rationally and morally indefensible physical and economic lockdown of the country, I concluded: "Apathy in the face of tyranny turns out not to be a German or Russian characteristic. I just never thought it could happen in America."

In one week, it has gotten worse. Now we are faced with a lockdown on speech the likes of which have never been seen in America. And the parallels with Germany are even more stark. The left-wing party (the Democrats) and the left-wing media (the "mainstream media") are using the mob invasion of the Capitol exactly the way the Nazis used the Reichstag fire.

On Feb. 27, 1933, exactly one month after the Nazis came to power, the German parliament building, the Reichstag, was set ablaze. The Nazis blamed the fire on their archenemy, the communists, and used the fire to essentially extinguish the Communist Party and its ability to publish, speak or otherwise spread its message. Using the Reichstag fire as an excuse, the Nazis passed the Enabling Act, a law that gave the Nazi chancellor, Adolf Hitler, the power to pass laws by decree -- without the Reichstag.

Now to America 2021.

On Jan. 6, 2021, a right-wing mob of a few hundred people broke away from a peaceful right-wing protest involving tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of American conservatives and forced its way into the U.S. Capitol. One Capitol policeman was killed after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, and one of the right-wing Capitol invaders was shot by a Capitol police officer. (A handful of others who died in the vicinity of the Capitol did so of nonviolent causes.) Aside from smashed windows, the mob seems to have done little damage to the Capitol. Their intent is still not clear. It seems to have been largely catharsis. They hurt no legislators, and if they intended to overthrow the government, they were delusional.

Beginning the next day, the American left used the Capitol mob just as the Nazis used the Reichstag: as an excuse to subjugate its conservative enemies and further squelch civil liberties in America -- specifically, freedom of speech.

Twitter not only permanently banned the account of President of the United States but permanently banned him from Twitter. Any Twitter account found tweeting Donald Trump was permanently banned.

The left was able to do all this not only by using the Capitol mob incident but also by engaging in a series of lies.

The first was blaming the attack on President Donald Trump. Over and over, in every left-wing medium and stated repeatedly by Democrats, Trump is blamed for "inciting" the riot in his speech just before it took place. Almost never is a Trump quote cited. Because there is none. On the contrary, he did say, "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard" (italics added).

Another lie was the immediate labeling of the mob attack on the Capitol as "insurrection." All left-wing media and Democrats now refer to the event as an "insurrection," a term defined by almost every dictionary as "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government." As morally repulsive as the actions of the mob were, they did not constitute a revolt against civil authority or an established government. Disrupting the work of legislators for a few hours -- as wrong as that was -- does not constitute a "revolt."

But what proves the left's "insurrection" label is a lie is that Democrats and their media never once labeled the left-wing riots of 2020 -- which involved the destruction by fire and/or occupation and vandalizing of police stations, and the establishment of "autonomous zones," which, by definition, revolted against "established governments" -- as an "insurrection." The enormous number of businesses burned down, looted or otherwise destroyed was barely covered by the mainstream media, and their violent perpetrators were almost never prosecuted, let alone condemned, as engaging in an insurrection. Dozens of people were killed in these riots, yet there was more outcry and condemnation against the hourslong occupation of the U.S. Capitol than against six months of left-wing violent riots.

Then, like the Nazi regime after the Reichstag fire, the left immediately moved to further curtail civil liberties, specifically conservatives' ability to promote their ideas. Twitter and Amazon made it impossible for the alternative to Twitter, Parler, to exist, all in the name of preventing another right-wing "insurrection."

In the name of the Capitol "insurrection," the Democrats announced they would impeach the president of the United States, though he had only 14 days left in office.

In the name of the Capitol "insurrection," the editor of Forbes, Randall Lane, announced that Forbes media was "holding those who lied for Trump accountable" in what he called "a truth reckoning": "Hire any of Trump's (press secretaries)," Lane warned, "and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie."

In the name of the Capitol mob attack, 159 law professors at Chapman University have called for the firing of John Eastman, a tenured fellow law professor and holder of an endowed chair at Chapman -- because "his actions Wednesday (that) helped incite a riot." Eastman had spoken at the Trump rally.

The professors ended their Los Angeles Times letter: "He does not belong on our campus."

Words well chosen.

What the left is doing is announcing -- and enforcing -- that conservatives "do not belong" in our society. The parallels to 1933 are precise. And most good Americans are keeping silent, just as did most Germans. Though they do not risk being beaten up, are Americans in 2021 as afraid of the American left as Germans in 1933 were of the German fascists? We're about to find out.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

The Real Threat to Democracy Is Coming From the Left

 

What’s really the bigger threat to democracy: lawyers asking the courts to adjudicate claims of election fraud, or government officials threatening to use police powers to quash dissent?

Considered in those terms, the answer should be obvious. Our entire system of government turns on citizens constantly questioning the actions of government officials, which is exactly what we at The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society have been doing, alongside many other patriotic citizens who share our concerns about the integrity of our elections.

According to a recent poll, less than half the country is confident that government officials ran the 2020 presidential elections freely and fairly. The only way to restore confidence in our republic is through public litigation — open hearings presided over by competent judges who can then either ensure that the election was fair or verify that irregularities and illegal activities corrupted the results. If something went wrong with the last election, we need to fix it before the next one. If there was nothing seriously amiss, then the people need to see that for themselves.

Unfortunately, many government officials — particularly in the State of Michigan — don’t share that view. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel want us to ignore the widespread irregularities that we witnessed with our own eyes and blindly trust them when they tell us that the recent elections went off without a hitch. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson refuses to testify before the state legislature and its oversight committees.

Worse, they’re openly talking about using the power of government to criminally investigate and potentially prosecute those who think the American people deserve more than the self-serving words of partisan politicians.  

Whitmer, for instance, deployed 200 state police officers to the Michigan Capitol Building to physically block the door so that Republican legislators and electors could not enter on December 14. At first, she claimed it was over COVID restrictions, but she later declared that it was due to “security threats,” as though allowing the people’s elected representatives — but only those from the opposing party — into the people’s house was a physical danger. 

Nessel, meanwhile, suggested that lawyers who challenge the election in court should be disbarred, suggesting that merely questioning statutory violations and highly suspicious circumstances in Michigan and other states constitutes an unjustified attack against the Constitution itself.

We couldn’t disagree more. The Founders established the separation of powers not just to survive dissent, but to thrive on it. The real threat to the Constitution comes from those who claim the authority to suppress — and even punish — opposing viewpoints by virtue of holding a temporary position of power. Government officials derive their authority from the consent of the governed, not the other way around.


The same authoritarian impulses revealed in Michigan are popping up at the national level, too. New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell recently suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should refuse to seat 126 Republican representatives simply because they signed on in support of a lawsuit challenging the presidential election results.

That’s the sort of thing happening in banana republics. It’s not supposed to be possible in the United States of America. The truth is, however, that there’s nothing special about this country or our system of government that grants us protections from abuses of power by our elected leaders. So long as we’re run by humans, not angels, we will be tempted to this corruption.

The only lasting protection that “we the people” have against authoritarianism is our collective belief in the rule of law and the limitations it places on those we entrust to run our government. 

Dissent is not a threat to the Constitution. The real threat comes from those who wish to criminalize dissent.

The Cheat In Plain Sight

 

It’s in the data. It was “certified.” It was “recounted.”

Independent data scientists who are able to spot much more complex data manipulation for clients—who have the most to lose (banks and financial institutions)—were able to easily contextualize and explain the proof from the data itself.

Proof of what?

Election cheating—the data proves it!

Justin Mealey, is a former electronic warfare specialist for the U.S. Navy and the CIA. David Lobue is a data scientist whose skills have been in demand across a wide variety of industries. This past week the two appeared before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on elections for the State of Georgia. 

Georgia is a state where Biden supposedly “won” by 12,000 votes. 

Yet in their simple—easy to understand—no conspiracy theories needed (though they might exist and explain some things) explanation—these data scientists proved inaccuracy in the certified results large enough to immediately cancel the “certification” and award the state to President Trump. 

In fact the data is so clear that they were able to flip the state in three counties without involving Fulton County.

They didn’t need any outside testimony, they didn’t have to make connections to foreign governments or dead people and they explained how the cheat held up under a canvass and low intensity recount.

They relied upon the data as certified by the Georgia Secretary of State (who should probably go to jail) and they drew their conclusions based on the logs as votes were tallied in real time. So save your breath if you think you’ve already got the answer to their conclusions because the original source material they drew upon is the certified numbers that the state allocated electors for. They are inaccurate. They do not represent the will of the state of Georgia. And they are definitive proof of an overwhelming win by Donald J. Trump—at least in Georgia. 

It’s all based on one simple idea. In Georgia’s tabulation process, President Trump repeatedly “lost votes.” Had them subtracted. Had them taken away.

Two observations for the uninitiated.

  1. Elections don’t work that way.
  2. The phenomenon did not occur for Biden.

In these three counties (screen grabs from Mealey and LoBue’s presentation) they document eight instances where Trump’s votes simply evaporated. They also document that in one instance alone the votes are added to Biden’s total. Oddly enough that “flip” alone is enough for Biden’s margin to be nullified. (In elections no vote tallies should dip under the line).

Without even digging into the absolute corruption and criminality of the Fulton County fiasco, which may take years to investigate, the hard data—right in front of your very eyes—proves Trump won Georgia. 

This particular set of scientists speculated he won by probably more than 200,000 votes. But they would need to study every other county in Georgia to confirm the margin.


It’s important to note that only a month ago merely one lone House Republican was willing to say he’d stand up to the cheating. 

After more and more evidence has been laid out in the open, and in cases like this using the data that the state itself falsely certified as accurate, now there are more than a dozen U.S. Senators and 10 times that many House members that are ready to take this fight to the people. 

Senator Cruz’s plea is to ask/grant a 10-day period for official forensic examination. 

My recommendation would be to get similar data analysts to simply match logs with state certifications. There should never be votes dropping. Find any places where they do and add them back in. 

Because again—oddly—Biden’s logs don’t record such decrements.

Find the data that show’s Trump’s votes being subtracted, add them back to his total and you will stop the cheat, in its tracks, in plain sight.

Where it’s been hiding all along!

Biggest Horse-Race Fixer of All Time Says Democrats Stole Election. Here's How.

 So, no other conservative media personality has friends like I do. In addition to many of the top GOP politicians and the president of the United States, my list of buddies includes some "only in Vegas" characters such as "Richie." Richie is a professional gambler and a convicted horse-race fixer.

Back in the day, Richie may have been the greatest and most prolific horse-race fixer in history. He fixed over 1,000 horse races in 11 years at every racetrack in California, bribing over 100 jockeys. Eventually, he was convicted and served time in prison.

That was 25 years ago. Today, Richie is one of the good guys and a respected member of his community, as well as a noted philanthropist. But Richie still has his street smarts -- something no one in Washington, D.C., has. For over 50 years, he witnessed the smartest and sharpest scammers and cheaters in the gambling world. No one can spot a scam like Richie. My buddy has a Ph.D. in the Art of the Steal.

Richie watched and studied the 2020 presidential election. He calls it "the greatest scam and steal in world history." He says anyone who denies this election was stolen is a criminal who was in on the scam; a bribed politician or bureaucrat who benefits from the scam; or a complete naive moron.


What does the world's greatest horse-race fixer believe happened on election night? Richie says it's clear that President Donald Trump won in a landslide in key battleground states, so big that Democrats had to move quickly to plan B and bring in reinforcements -- vans, U.S. Postal Service trucks, even planes filled with fake ballots, in the wee hours of the morning, with no GOP witnesses watching.

The millions of fake ballots reportedly cast for Joe Biden weren't enough. Democratic scammers had to call a timeout and obviously brought in millions of additional fake ballots to erase Trump's massive lead.

In a coordinated conspiracy so easy to see -- Richie calls it "amateur hour" -- five states clearly agreed at the same time to pause or stop counting votes, thereby buying themselves time to have millions of additional fake ballots filled out, trucked in or, in some cases, flown into nearby airports.

In the case of Georgia, there are accusations of scammers faking that a pipe burst and caused a flood, during which they rolled out suitcases filled with ballots, all of which was caught on video.

Any idiot who isn't blind can see what happened, says Richie. It was as if a brazen gang of 50 carrying AK-47s and not wearing face coverings robbed five banks at the exact same time, showed their IDs on the way out the door, and then got a blind eye turned by every FBI agent and every judge. Maybe people are in denial. Maybe the D.C. swamp got to them. Maybe they're in on the scam. A lot of respectable people in power must be getting filthy rich on this scam, says Richie.

Some telltale signs of the scam: reports that GOP witnesses had to be removed from the room; that these ballots had only one name filled out (Biden) because scammers were rushing and didn't have time to fill out down-ballot races; and that many of the ballots looked pristine because they were clearly never mailed but rather rushed from printing presses to counting rooms.

Street-smart Richie says this case is such a slam dunk that any judge who throws it out is dirty and any prosecutor who can't convict these scammers should lose his or her license to practice law.

Richie compares this case to Scott Peterson's 2004 murder trial. Peterson got the death penalty based only on circumstantial evidence. This 2020 election scam was so obvious it makes Scott Peterson look innocent by comparison.

Yet here we sit, with a conspiracy so deep that political leaders, mainstream media, social media, judges, prosecutors, the U.S. justice system, and virtually every person in power in D.C. act as if nothing happened. And they do it so casually, so matter-of-factly, that Richie says it's easy to conclude they're all in on the scam.

Jan. 20 will determine whether we are still a nation of laws or a corrupt, third-world banana republic where horse-race fixers tell the truth and politicians are the real scam artists.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Fauci: COVID Hit the US the Hardest for One Big Reason

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a member of the White House's Coronavirus Task Force, on Monday said he believes the Wuhan coronavirus has hit the United States harder than any other country. 

A large part of the growing pandemic, Fauci said, is because of how individual states are responding to the virus. 

"The states are very often given a considerable amount of leeway in doing things the way they want to do it, as opposed to in response to federal mandates, which are relatively rarely given," Fauci told the BBC on Monday, CNN reported.

The lack of consistency, especially when it comes to masks and lockdown orders, are something the NIAID director sees as a "major weakness."

"Although that works well for certain things, when you’re dealing with a pandemic, which doesn’t know the difference between the border of New York and New Jersey, or Florida and Georgia, or Texas and Oklahoma ... you have to have a degree of consistency in your response," he explained.

"What we’ve had was a considerable disparity with states doing things differently in a non-consistent way. There have been a lot of factors that have led to the fact that, unfortunately for us, the United States has been the hardest hit country in the world, but I believe that disparity among how states do things has been a major weakness in our response," he said.

Fauci referred to social distancing, avoiding crowds and wearing masks as things that have been politicized. In a different time period, he said, Americans would have been more apt to following public health guidelines and requirements. 

Even though Pfizer and Moderna have released millions of doses of their vaccines, Fauci warned about being complacent. In fact, he said people should continue with public health measures, like wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing your hands, even though the vaccine is here. That's because herd immunity needs to be developed, not just in the United States, but around the world. 


"Until we get that veil of protection, then we are constantly going to be challenged," he said.

Fauci is losing his credibility, just as his counterpart, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently has. Just last week Fauci admitted to fibbing with the numbers needed to create herd immunity. He based his numbers "parly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks," the New York Times reported.