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Jun 16 2021

Biden Regime: Turn In Family for Radicalism

Now that our rulers have designated white people the greatest threat to society, the question is how to keep them in their place. The Biden Regime calls for using the tried and true methods of the East German secret police, the Stasi.

His subjects are encouraged to rat out white supremacists. These can be defined as dissidents who fail to support his party, the ideological basis of which is critical race theory — i.e., hatred of whites.

Via Breitbart:

Biden’s administration announced their plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism.

“Domestic terrorism” no longer means what it did after 9/11. Now it refers to a handful of yahoos trespassing at the Capitol — and to those who might agree with their views.

Droned a bureaucrat:

“This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence.”

You have to nip “terrorism” in the bud by isolating those with unapproved opinions.

Biden has explicitly stated that “white supremacy” is the “most lethal threat to the homeland today.” He did not explain what “white supremacy” is, nor has anyone. The term must be left elastic so as to include anyone who needs to be marginalized, demonized, and eventually incarcerated.

“We are investing many agencies of the government and resourcing them appropriately and asking our citizens to participate,” the official said. “Because, ultimately, this is really about homeland security being a responsibility of each citizen of our country to help us achieve.”

Whether monetary incentives will be involved is unclear, but it would certainly help to convince authorities that you are not a white supremacist if you rat out friends, coworkers, and relatives for having “radical” views, such as those contrary to the Democratic Party platform.

History buffs with a chilling sense of déjà vu may be thinking of the 189,000 informants said to have been recruited by East Germany’s Stasi.

An update has been issued to the Newspeak Dictionary. According to Columbia University, whites are no longer to be called Caucasians, on the grounds that whites allegedly draw comfort from the term. Allowing whites to draw comfort is white supremacist, so if you catch anyone using the word “Caucasian,” be sure to inform authorities.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Chris Neilson.

Jun 16 2021

Biden on Whether Putin Is Still a Killer

Joe Biden recently displayed his diplomatic expertise by denouncing Vladimir Putin as a “killer.” Will he still call Putin a killer, now that he has to meet him face to face? Biden clarified in the runup to today’s summit in Geneva:

USA Today warned that “Putin may try to … make Biden look incompetent or dysfunctional.” Doable, you think?

Regarding Putin being a killer, few would suspect him of killing people personally. He is accused of heading a regime that has killed people. Ashli Babbitt was killed by an agent of her own government, which refused to bring charges against her murderer or even release his identity, evidently for reasons related to political ideology. The figurehead of that regime — i.e., Biden — is a killer in the same sense, or at the very least an accomplice after the fact.

On a tip from Jester.

Jun 16 2021

Open Thread

Freedom has ceased to be a birthright; it has come to mean whatever we are still permitted to do. - Joseph Sobran
Jun 11 2021

Open Thread

If an angel should be winged from Heaven, on an errand of mercy to our country, the first accents that would glow on his lips would be, Beware! Be cautious! You have everything to lose; nothing to gain. We live under the only government that ever existed which was framed by the unrestrained and deliberate consultations of the people. Miracles do not cluster. That which has happened but once in six thousand years cannot be expected to happen often. Such a government, once gone, might leave a void, to be filled, for ages, with revolution and tumult, riot and despotism. - Daniel Webster
Jun 07 2021

Open Thread

The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment. Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves. - Dianne Feinstein
Jun 04 2021

Biden Power Grab in Name of Global Warming

No need for Biden to take Chuck Schumer’s advice and officially declare a state of emergency in the name of the imaginary global warming crisis. As former Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow observes, all he had to do is sign yet another of his countless executive orders:

The things the executive order will regulate and control add up to really the whole economy, all in the name of global warming. Massive and unprecedented central power would come from the District of Columbia and be exercised by upper- and middle-level bureaucrats. …

Biden’s order starts with the claim that “intensifying impacts of climate change present physical risk to assets, publicly traded securities, private investments, and companies — such as increased extreme weather risk leading to supply chain disruptions.”

There is no evidence that anything we do or refrain from doing will have any impact on extreme weather. Climate malarkey is such a thin pretext as to barely serve as a fig leaf on an ongoing authoritarian power grab.

On such a basis, the Bidenites are claiming the power to regulate just about everything. Even your signing a loan for a new home, or how your savings and retirement funds are managed.

It is past time for resistance.

Someone’s got to stand athwart history and just say, “No, we’re not going to bring down our entire capitalist, market-based, free-enterprise system, nor our values, nor our workforce, nor our international standing, because of a bunch of fact-free assertions that at best indicate minor and quite manageable problems in the years ahead.”

Believing that the temperature might fluctuate upward is reasonable. This may even require mitigation measures, like ensuring that we have a reliable energy supply to keep the AC going. Believing that the government can control the global climate by micromanaging economic activity is literally insane.

A White House “fact” sheet outlining the power grab can be found here. Kudlow doesn’t advise trying to read the entire EO.

The full text of the executive order is a complete bureaucratic word salad. What it makes clear is that they are coming for you and your property and the free market system that built our country.

The reason our leftist rulers are obsessed with “equity” is because it would take a totalitarian level of control to impose it. The same motive drives the global warming hoax— and for that matter, everything else the Party of Government inflicts on us.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Jun 02 2021

Congresswoman Terrorized on Behalf of Tyrannical PRO Act

The liberal establishment has done nothing but encourage political violence by radical groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. As no doubt intended, this violence has continued to escalate. Politicians who don’t toe the leftist line may be subjected to intimidation at their homes. For now, we are still mainly at the graffiti stage:

Charleston Police are investigating vandalism at the South Carolina home of Rep. Nancy Mace over the Memorial Day weekend where her property was spray-painted with profanity and anarchist symbols.

Mace, R-S.C., discovered Monday morning that her house, front steps, sidewalk and street were defaced with black spray paint. The vandal or vandals wrote several statements, including “F–k you Nancy,” “all politicians are bastards,” “no god, no masters,” “pass the pro act” and three Antifa symbols.

Mace is raising two kids in this house as a single mother. Even if the threat of violence is not as explicit as the white powder recently sent to Rand Paul, the intent to terrorize couldn’t be clearer.

As usual with Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and their independent emulators, the thuggery calls for broader thuggery to be imposed by Big Government. The vandal demanded Mace support the tyrannical PRO Act, which would throw tens of millions of Americans out of work on behalf of Big Unions:

After California passed Assembly Bill 5, Lisa Rothstein lost a big piece of her income. She works as a freelancer in various roles, including a cartoonist, copywriter, and advisor. AB 5 requires many independent contractors to be reclassified as employees, preventing clients from hiring her. She is not alone. In fact, AB 5 has robbed thousands of contractors across California of their incomes.

What’s more, AB 5 may no longer be confined to the Golden State. Congress is considering the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act—legislation that would create a similar law at the federal level. If passed, it would have severe implications for the 57 million Americans who call themselves freelancers, as well as millions of other traditional workers who would lose their right-to-work protections.

Biden unsurprisingly supports it. He made it clear in advance that he wanted to abolish freelance employment on behalf of his corrupt union financers, destroying any number of lives. People voted for him anyway.

On a tip from TCS III. Hat tip: Hot Air.

May 30 2021

Open Thread

Nothing appears more surprising to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. - David Hume
May 16 2021

DHS, DOJ Designate Americans as Primary Threat

Biden’s handlers have been forced to scale back the mask madness, but Democrats are not happy about Covid winding down. The Regime issued an alert Friday that easing pointless pandemic restrictions could lead to attacks by “violent extremists”:

The alert does not cite any specific threats. But it warns of potential danger from an increasingly complex and volatile mix that includes domestic terrorists inspired by various grievances, racial or ethnic hatred and influences from abroad.

Translation: The danger is from wrong-thinking deplorables from Jesus Land who are in league with Russians.

Those threats were exacerbated by COVID-19, which spawned conspiracy theories and deepened anger at the government in some quarters over the shutdown of the economy.

Translation: Regular Americans are extra dangerous because not all are enthused about the government-induced depression that Biden has been prolonging.

“Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks,” the bulletin said.

If things get really out of hand, an eccentric dressed in a Buffalo costume may trespass on federal property.

This is rich:

[A]ntigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden’s election … is still present, with the latest alert noting online calls for violence against politicians, law enforcement, and government buildings. “Many of the threats outlined in today’s bulletin persist from the long shadow cast by the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who serves as chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

In the past year, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have injured over 2,000 law enforcement officers. They set fire to police stations in Minneapolis, Portland, and St Louis. They tried to set fire to a police station in Seattle with officers trapped inside. They laid extended siege to a federal courthouse in Portland, which they also set on fire. But since they were acting as a cat’s paw for the Democrat Party, they aren’t regarded as a threat.

The shaved gerbil in charge of the DHS isn’t alone in regarding Americans as Threat #1. We narrowly dodged having leftist apparatchik Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. Now he serves as Biden’s wingman, as the notorious gun-runner Eric Holder did for Obama. Garland regards his ideological opponents as Enemies of the State, as Yahoo reports:

Attorney General Merrick Garland told Congress on Wednesday that violence incited by white supremacists poses “the most dangerous threat to our democracy.”

If they ever capture a “white supremacist,” they should parade him on television so we can see what one looks like. I picture something like Satan, except with a Hitler moustache.

The Yahoo story gives the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys as examples of “white supremacist groups.” The Oath Keepers are about the Constitution, not race. The Proud Boys are headed by the Afro-Cuban Enrique Tarrio.

The Capitol Riot is once again cited as an example of white supremacist violence, although it had nothing to do with race. Yahoo asserts that “Five people died as a result of the attack.” In reality, only one person died by violence: the unarmed Ashli Babbitt, who was apparently murdered by the authorities.

Then Yahoo states that it was white supremacists who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. By “white supremacist,” leftists appear to mean anyone who disagrees with their ideology.

Prepare to be gaslit:

Republicans continue to insist that antifa and Black Lives Matter are as great a threat to national security as white supremacy, though research has shown that most of last summer’s Black Lives Matter-inspired protests were peaceful.

Two billion dollars in damages. Hundreds upon hundreds of declared riots. But they were peaceful riots.

The propaganda we are presented with as news is comprised of ludicrously obvious lies.

You might want to burst into guffaws at the hysteria, hyperbole, and unmitigated BS coughed up by our rulers and amplified by their lackeys in the media. But it is no laughing matter that under Democrat rule, the US government openly regards American citizens as the enemy. It is utilizing a propaganda apparatus as shamelessly unreasonable as anything behind the Iron Curtain to demonize those it plans to attack.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Steve T.

May 14 2021

FBI Gone Wild Seizes Safe Deposit Boxes

Just in case Biden’s plan to hire an army of IRS agents to find up to “a trillion 300 million billion dollars” that we have supposedly been holding back from them does pan out, it is nice to know that the administration has a Plan B to pay for its extravagant wasteful spending, lest we succumb to runaway inflation. Reason reports:

On March 22, the FBI had raided U.S. Private Vaults. The federal agents were armed with a warrant allowing them to seize property belonging to the company as part of a criminal investigation—and even though the warrant explicitly exempted the safe deposit boxes in the company’s vaults, they were taken too. More than 800 were seized. …

Legal efforts to force the FBI to return the items seized during the March 22 raid have so far been unsuccessful…

In legal filings, federal prosecutors have admitted that “some” of the company’s customers were “honest citizens,” but contend that “the majority of the box-holders are criminals who used USPV’s anonymity to hide their ill-gotten wealth.” …

[A]nyone who comes forward to identify themselves and claim their possessions risks becoming the target of a criminal investigation.

In addition to tyranny, Big Government also offers incompetence:

One 80-year-old woman … may have lost a significant portion of her life savings due to what legal filings say are shoddy inventories of the safe deposit boxes’ contents. … For now, it remains unclear whether the government even possesses an accurate accounting of what was in her safe deposit box when it was seized. … [She] has been charged with no crimes but may have lost tens of thousands of dollars of her retirement savings anyway.

Expect more of the same from a weaponized FBI brandished by a party that will be increasingly desperate to loot every penny it can get its hands on to finance its fundamental transformation of America into a green socialist utopia via the Great Reset.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

May 14 2021

Flag Officers 4 America Warn of Imminent Tyranny

We have seen the story play out in other countries, so we know the plot. When we get to the chapter where they start rounding up dissidents for the prison camps and firing squads, our leftist rulers will know where to start: with the 124 retired generals and admirals who comprise Flag Officers 4 America.

From their open letter:

Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.

The threat manifests itself in many ways, prominently including the Democratic Party’s increasingly open embrace of election fraud, which may soon reduce our elections to pointless theatrical productions with a predetermined winner. This reference to the Orwellian “For the People Act” is not hyperbole:

H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.

Another blow against our system is Biden’s blizzard of executive orders, which bypass the legislature.

Also alarming are excessive and largely pointless Covid lockdowns and aggressive censorship, for which Big Tech has served as the Democratic Party’s cat’s paw to evade the First Amendment.

Biden’s demented spending could easily cause financial collapse, which in turn would likely lead to authoritarianism.

The open southern border obviously jeopardizes national security. The deliberately encouraged incursion of vast numbers of needy illegal aliens is likely to destabilize the country.

No serious attempt is being made to defend us from our most serious external threat, communist China. Next most threatening is Iran, whose nuclear ambitions are likely to be enabled by re-engaging in the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal.

Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline was essentially an act of economic sabotage against the United States.

The military that should be defending us was instead deployed as pawns for the absurd theater at the US Capitol. Its combat readiness is degraded by a focus on political correctness.

Rule of law has all but ceased to exist, with radical leftist groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting hundreds of times with no significant consequences.

Finally, they address the elephant in the room: Biden’s conspicuous unfitness for office and the fact that we do not know who is actually in charge.

The former officers conclude:

Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake. We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable.

Since we have not yet reached the gulag stage, it will be up to the Democrat-controlled media to either ignore or vilify these patriots, depending on what best serves The Party. All the same, if we lose our freedom completely and succumb to totalitarianism, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

May 12 2021

Ted Cruz on the Ultimate Democrat Power Grab

Once they got their hands on the levers of power, the radicalized Democratic Party pulled all of them all the way to the left, in open defiance of the American people, few of whom would ever have voted for Biden if they hadn’t been duped by his media enablers into thinking he is a harmless moderate. After only a few months, we already see the effects, as severe inflation gets a foothold and the post-Covid economic recovery stalls. Yet the Democrats double down, arrogantly leaving the border open to invasion, flagrantly wasting astounding sums of money, paying people not to work, making energy unreliable and unaffordable, demonizing the police, brainwashing children with critical race theory poison. It’s as if they think they will never have to face voters again.

That’s exactly what they do think.

The ultimate Democrat power grab — essentially a coup d’état — passed the House as HR1. Now the Orwellian “For the People Act” is before the Senate. Ted Cruz weighs in on it:

This legislation would register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It is intended to do that. It is intended to do that because Democrats have made the decision that millions of illegal aliens voting are likely to vote for Democrats. This would register vast numbers of criminals and felons to vote because Democrats have made the decisions that criminals and felons are likely to vote for Democrats.

This legislation strikes down virtually every voter integrity law adopted at the state level, voter ID laws. Over 70% of Americans support voter ID laws. By the way, over 60% of African Americans in this country support voter ID laws. Twenty-nine states have voter ID laws on the books. What does this legislation do? Strikes them all down. Says it’s illegal for any state to have a voter ID law.

Ballot harvesting—31 states prohibit ballot harvesting. Why? Because it is a corrupt practice where paid operatives handle the ballots of someone else. And it has repeatedly led to instances of stealing votes. What does this bill do? It strikes down all 31 states’ restrictions on ballot harvesting.

This bill turns the Federal Election Commission from a bipartisan agency into a partisan agency, into a partisan agency controlled by Democrats. Why? Because Democrats want Chuck Schumer in charge of the Federal Election Commission. The effect of that, I will point out, will be that every Republican senator and every Republican House member will be investigated, will be fined, will be prosecuted by the Federal Election Commission.

Democrats wouldn’t like it if Republicans were to take over and be in charge of the politicized FEC, even if the GOP would be far less likely to abuse it. But they are confident that this will never happen. If this bill becomes law, the next legitimate US election will take place only after it has been forcibly repealed.

It is often remarked that you can tell what Democrats are up to by listening to what they accuse their opponents of doing. They claim without merit that those who insist on election integrity are suppressing votes. They are the ones suppressing votes, employing the same tactic they use to destroy the value of our savings. Just as they dilute our bank accounts toward worthlessness by printing vast amounts of money, they dilute our votes with invalid ones.

They accuse those who object to voter fraud of being insurrectionists. They are the ones overthrowing our system of government.

The For the People Act will never make it through a legitimate Supreme Court, because it takes control of elections away from the states. So that they could gauge the level of resistance they will encounter, Democrats have let us know in advance that they plan to pack the Supreme Court (see here, here, here, here, and here). When a packed court consisting of leftist apparatchiks gives the thumbs up to the For the People Act, ensuring single party rule, the insurrection will be complete.

May 04 2021

Biden May Use Private Firms to Spy on Dissidents

Moonbats used to shriek hysterically that private contractors like Blackwater oppressed terrorists in hellholes on the other side of the world. What they should have been doing is oppressing patriots within our own borders. Then the moonbats would approve:

The Biden administration is reportedly considering contracting outside firms to track “extremist” chatter online in order to circumvent legal restrictions on the surveillance power of federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security.

In the Obama days, these restrictions were circumvented by ignoring them and lying about it afterward. What Biden’s handlers have in mind must be too big for that to work.

The DHS is limited in its ability to surveil Americans on social media sites without strong justification and is prohibited from using false identities to get access to private messaging apps used by groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers…

Black Lives Matter and Antifa have inflicted hundreds of riots on this country over the past year, causing $billions in damage. The federal government ignores them and spies on harmless patriot groups. The bad guys are in charge.

Working with these companies would allow the DHS to better analyze trends and provide more real-time information for its use and for the FBI, which also is unable to surveil US citizens without first getting a warrant or proving some overarching justification like a previous investigation.

After the FBI is through morphing into the Gestapo, its hands won’t be tied. For now, Democrats require cat’s paws that are not officially part of the government. See the reference to Black Lives Matter/Antifa above.

On a tip from Henry.

May 02 2021

Biden Administration Moves to Snuff Out Freelance Work

Cooking the Great Reset omelet will require breaking a great many eggs. That is, imposing leftist dominance on every aspect of everyone’s lives will require throwing millions of people out of work. Biden and his radical handlers have no qualms about doing this:

On Thursday, US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said gig workers should be classified as employees, not independent contractors, a move that could deal a huge setback to gig companies.

If forced to reclassify drivers as employees, companies like Uber and Instacart would need to pay for employee benefits such as unemployment insurance and health insurance for millions of Americans.

The list of goodies employers are required to provide is likely to grow with every year Democrats are in power.

In theory, providing all manner of benefits to everyone sounds wonderful. In practice, forcing companies to shoulder the enormous burden Big Government has placed on having regular employees would destroy millions of jobs. Unlike the government, businesses cannot confiscate or print money, nor can they indefinitely operate at a loss. When it is not feasible to meet bureaucrats’ requirements, the job disappears.

That is of no concern of the government, which has been paying people so much not to work that businesses are having a hard time reopening after the lockdowns because employees can make more by staying at home watching Netflix.

The main point of abolishing freelance work is to pander to unions, which shovel massive amounts of dues money into the Democrat Party and which cannot stand the thought of workers who are not under their control. Increased unemployment is an added benefit, because people without jobs tend to be dependent on the government and therefore likely to vote Democrat.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated in 2017 that 55 million people in the US were gig workers, or about 34% of the US workforce. This workforce, typically made up of people hired to complete a single project or task through an online marketplace, was expected to grow to nearly half the workforce as of last year.

Potentially all of these people could be coercively thrown out of work by the Biden Administration. Those gig jobs that can go overseas will. Other jobs will cease to exist. This illustrates why the cost of Big Government is vastly greater than the $trillions it confiscates in taxes every year.

Federal plans to crush freelance workers mirror California’s catastrophic AB5. That tyrannical law threw countless Californians out of work. Thankfully, it was partially repealed through the passage of Proposition 22. The maniacs comprising the Biden Administration are in no mood to learn from California’s mistakes.

On a tip from Bluto.

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