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HOLLYWOOD HYPROCRITES HOIST ON THEIR OWN PETARD: COLOR OVER CRAFT AND COMPETENCE

Since when did a race-neutral, gender-neutral, sex-neutral story need to be altered to promote socially-engineered political correctness?

In light of the progressive’s war on toxic masculinity, perhaps the masculine-sounding OSCARS needs to be renamed to something more diverse and inclusive? And, of course, do away with the statuette as a phallic symbol.

My suggestion… The politically correct HOllywood Academy X award for accomplishment in the motion pictures arts and sciences.

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Affirmative action goes to the movies: Hollywood’s latest virtue-signal…

ACADEMY ESTABLISHES REPRESENTATION AND INCLUSION STANDARDS FOR OSCARS® ELIGIBILITY

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Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off-screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.

Academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos headed a task force to develop the standards that were created from a template inspired by the British Film Institute (BFI) Diversity Standards used for certain funding eligibility in the UK and eligibility in some categories of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Awards, but were adapted to serve the specific needs of the Academy. The Academy also consulted with the Producers Guild of America (PGA), as it presently does for Oscars eligibility.

“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them. The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.  “We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry.”
For the 94th Oscars (2022) and 95th Oscars (2023), submitting a confidential Academy Inclusion Standards form will be required for Best Picture consideration, however meeting inclusion thresholds will not be required for eligibility in the Best Picture category until the 96th Oscars (2024).

For the 96th Oscars (2024), a film must meet TWO out of FOUR of the following standards to be deemed eligible:

STANDARD A:  ON-SCREEN REPRESENTATION, THEMES AND NARRATIVES
To achieve Standard A, the film must meet ONE of the following criteria:

A1. Lead or significant supporting actors
At least one of the lead actors or significant supporting actors is from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
• Asian
• Hispanic/Latinx
• Black/African American
• Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native
• Middle Eastern/North African
• Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
• Other underrepresented race or ethnicity

A2. General ensemble cast
At least 30% of all actors in secondary and more minor roles are from at least two of the following underrepresented groups:
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

A3. Main storyline/subject matter
The main storyline(s), theme or narrative of the film is centered on an underrepresented group(s).
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

STANDARD B: CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT TEAM
To achieve Standard B, the film must meet ONE of the criteria below:

B1. Creative leadership and department heads
At least two of the following creative leadership positions and department heads—Casting Director, Cinematographer, Composer, Costume Designer, Director, Editor, Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Producer, Production Designer, Set Decorator, Sound, VFX Supervisor, Writer—are from the following underrepresented groups:
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

At least one of those positions must belong to the following underrepresented racial or ethnic group:
• Asian
• Hispanic/Latinx
• Black/African American
• Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native
• Middle Eastern/North African
• Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
• Other underrepresented race or ethnicity

B2. Other key roles
At least six other crew/team and technical positions (excluding Production Assistants) are from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. These positions include but are not limited to First AD, Gaffer, Script Supervisor, etc.
B3. Overall crew composition
At least 30% of the film’s crew is from the following underrepresented groups:
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

STANDARD C:  INDUSTRY ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITIES
To achieve Standard C, the film must meet BOTH criteria below:

C1. Paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities
The film’s distribution or financing company has paid apprenticeships or internships that are from the following underrepresented groups and satisfy the criteria below:
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

The major studios/distributors are required to have substantive, ongoing paid apprenticeships/internships inclusive of underrepresented groups (must also include racial or ethnic groups) in most of the following departments: production/development, physical production, post-production, music, VFX, acquisitions, business affairs, distribution, marketing and publicity.

The mini-major or independent studios/distributors must have a minimum of two apprentices/interns from the above underrepresented groups (at least one from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group) in at least one of the following departments: production/development, physical production, post-production, music, VFX, acquisitions, business affairs, distribution, marketing and publicity.

C2. Training opportunities and skills development (crew)
The film’s production, distribution and/or financing company offers training and/or work opportunities for below-the-line skill development to people from the following underrepresented groups:
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group
• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

STANDARD D: AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
To achieve Standard D, the film must meet the criterion below:

D1. Representation in marketing, publicity, and distribution

The studio and/or film company has multiple in-house senior executives from among the following underrepresented groups (must include individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups) on their marketing, publicity, and/or distribution teams.
• Women
• Racial or ethnic group

  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Black/African American
  • Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native
  • Middle Eastern/North African
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • ​Other underrepresented race or ethnicity

• LGBTQ+
• People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

All categories other than Best Picture will be held to their current eligibility requirements.  Films in the specialty feature categories (Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, International Feature Film) submitted for Best Picture/General Entry consideration will be addressed separately.

Bottom line…

Can you just imagine the competition for roles to offset a Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet duo?

Perhaps someone like Oprah Winfrey to check multiple boxes: race, sex. and gender?

We are so screwed when color trumps craft and competence.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



JOE BIDEN: SELLING OUT AMERICA FOR PERSONAL PROFIT

Uncover the secret world of Joe Biden and his family's relationship to China and the sinister business deals that enriched them at America's expense.

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This is the full-length documentary that scares the Biden team and may lead to a Congressional investigation or worse…

If the video is missing, it can be found here.

If for nothing else, Joe Biden should be thankful that his apparent cognitive impairment will keep him out of jail.

That the radical progressive communist democrats would place such a dishonored, sick individual in the running for the Presidency is tantamount to elder abuse.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



9/11/2020 -- LEST WE FORGET THOSE WHO WANT TO KILL US AND DESTROY AMERICA

Once again, we are reminded that there are hundreds of millions of individuals whose religion commands them to enslave or kill anyone not of their intolerant religion…

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Let us not forget that former President Obama and the top people in his administration were mostly anti-America, anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and pro Islam.

And the Democrats worry not about protecting the United States of America, but the rights of enemy combatants and how to minimize collateral damage to those whose policies dictate the placement of weapons among the civilian population.

Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is more interested in prosecuting American intelligence operatives for faux-war crimes than he is in prosecuting terrorists. And it should not come as any surprise that Holder hired lawyers whose law firms represented the detainees at Guantanamo.

The very same progressive democrats who cannot bring themselves to say the word terrorism unless it is associated with a white crazy person. Who invented the term “overseas contingency operation” and “man-made” disaster to describe these horrific acts of terrorism.

Refusing to label a domestic terrorist as an Islamic Jihadi even though he clearly self-identified as such.

On this day we should remember the Americans who died on 9/11, the troops who died attempting to ensure that this would never happen again, and those who fight on to keep us safe from Islamo-Fascists.

Let us remember that the Democrats allowed the massive immigration of Islamic individuals into our nation, including those Muslims that serve openly in Congress. Like the despicable un-Americans like corrupt Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) who are both anti-white, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel. And I am not forgetting Keith X, Keith Ellison (D-MN) whose association with Louis Farrakhan and the militant black Nation of Islam is rarely mentioned. 

And let us remember that it was Democrats that birthed Islamo-Fascism in Iran (Carter), allowed North Korea to go nuclear and China to improve their missile guidance technology (Clinton), stabilized the Iranian economy and the production of ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S., and set Iran on a course to develop nuclear weapons (Obama). While Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder were approving the sale of uranium to Russia. 

THE FIRST MAN TO DIE …

For those of you who enjoy the almost effortless delivery of streaming audio and video content on the Internet  …

Today is a day of remembrance for our nation and it is a shame that very few people know,  according to the FAA investigation, that it is believed that the first man to die at the hands of the 9/11 hijackers was Danny Lewin, an American born in Colorado and brought up in Israel.

Danny was a brilliant computer researcher whose research at MIT resulted in the algorithms for managing internet traffic. His work was the technology behind the company he co-founded, Akamai Technologies (Hawaiian for Smart or clever), one of the least advertised and most successful Internet companies in the world. A company devoted to providing rich content almost effortlessly to thousands of simultaneous users.

The first man to die …

Danny was aboard American Airlines Flight 11 (inbound from Logan Airport in Boston with hijack group leader Mohammad Atta on board) and the FAA believes that he was the first man killed as he attempted to foil the hijackers.

This was the plane that first hit the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. on that fateful morning. One of the flight attendants managed to communicate with the airline's base during the hijacking and was able to relay that two flight attendants were stabbed and Danny’s throat was cut while attempting to intervene in the hijacking.

Danny was probably not unaware of the dangers as he sat near Mohammad Atta and possibly in front of another hijacker.

And he was not an ordinary passenger. Along with being a brilliant and rich computer entrepreneur, Danny was also a member of Israel’s elite Sayeret Matkal group in the Israel Defense Force for four years. Same as Benjamin Netanyahu and his brother Yonatan who led the successful raid on Entebbe. And being fluent in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, Danny most certainly knew what was being shouted back and forth in the aircraft.

Bottom line …

I could provide further details of the hijacking and recap Danny’s almost magical life, but the bottom line is that he was one of us, a man with a  common touch, willing to talk with anybody about any subject.

It should be noted that this single man contributed more to modern society than all of the religious crazies living in Muslim nations.

If there are any lessons to be learned from Danny’s death, they are:

one, life is fragile -- no matter how smart, wealthy or well-connected you might at any time be the victim of circumstance;

two, there exists in this world, hundreds of thousands of religious crazies who are willing to trade their lives to cause suffering, death and destruction to those whom they believe are their religious and ideological enemies; and

three, the government’s bureaucracy is often so slow, inefficient and wound up in turf and budget wars that they can hardly connect the dots – and when they do – are afraid to take decisive action. Not always, but enough to be troublesome to ordinary Americans.

Had any of these people had access to atomic weaponry, destroying New York, Chicago or Los Angeles would not bring a second thought.

Danny led the way – fighting against a clearly defined enemy.

Do not let the far-left Democrat liberals in our government convince you otherwise: unless Islam is reformed it represents a clear and present danger to both America and the non-Muslim world.

We need to elect leaders and keep our eyes open from those who pretend they are friends of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan both come immediately to mind. There are no moderate Muslims – and if there are, they are ineffective in controlling the crazies among them.

We need to understand that our Constitution is not a suicide pact – and that we can take decisive action against religious threats as if they were any other enemy combatant.

“Vigilance and Peace Through Strength” are concepts that are not well understood by the Democrat party and its far-left liberal Marxist infiltrators.

Now is the time to honor both nations dear to Danny: America and Israel. It is what he would have wanted and what he died fighting for.

Rest in Peace Danny

Bottom line …

If waterboarding a known terrorist planner could prevent this from happening again, it should be endorsed by the American people. Reading terrorists their rights and prosecuting them as criminals in federal court makes a mockery of our Constitution and the duty of the President of the United States to uphold the Constitution and keep America safe. Terrorists do not have any rights under our Constitution, should be treated as enemy combatants, and dealt with by military tribunals. Over and Out!

Be well, be safe, and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ADAM SHIFTING THE BED... AGAIN

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Again?

Still waiting to see the testimony of the first phony whistleblower, his association with Alex Vindman, Eric Ciaramella, Schiff, and the former staffers from the National Security Council.

When will this buffoon be sanctioned for the turmoil and disgrace he has perpetrated at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DID HARVARD JUST HIRE A TERRORIST TO INDOCTRINATE STUDENTS?

I find it amazing that you can be attacked by the digital mob. canceled by the progressive socialist democrats, and lose your job from a few complaints by disgruntled individuals, for using the n-word in a Tweet – but you can be openly anti-Semitic as a member of Congress (Rashida Harbi Tlaib, ‎Ilhan Abdullahi Omar) or as an esteemed fellow at a prestigious educational institution.

There is little doubt in my mind that the Islamicists are pouring money into American educational institutions as part of their foreign policy operations. To gain legitimacy for an intolerant religion that offers non-believers a choice between enslavement or death, to spread disinformation and hatred about so-called enemies of Islam, and to recruit converts.

You do not change hundreds of years of open hostility between Islam and a tolerant civilized society lies by holding academic events and lecturing students. Especially when your key policy initiative is a doctrine of deception.

Harvard is proud to welcome an anti-Semitic representative of terrorism as an academic fellow…  

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Senior International Leaders Join Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project as 2020-21 Fisher Family Fellows

Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named four senior leaders in diplomacy to be Fisher Family Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year: Julie Bishop, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party; Saeb Erakat, the Chief Palestinian Negotiator and Head of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); Federica Mogherini, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission; and Peter Wittig, former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States.

“We are proud to welcome these four respected global leaders to the Harvard Kennedy School for this academic year. They will strengthen our capacity to learn the lessons of effective diplomacy and statecraft,” said Faculty Chair Nicholas Burns.

The Fellows will speak in virtual seminars in the autumn, hold office hours with students to help foster their professional development and networks, and participate in research initiatives. Public health conditions permitting, the Fellows will visit campus in spring 2021 to lead study groups for Harvard students on topics of their expertise, including on transatlantic relations; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and emerging foreign policy and security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

IMG_0208Saeb Erakat has been extensively involved in all negotiations with Israel, including those conducted at Camp David (2000) and in Taba (2001). In 1991, he was the Vice-Chair of the Madrid Peace Delegation and was later the Vice-Chair at the Washington negotiations of 1992. Previously, he served as the Minister of Local Government for the Palestinian National Authority and is also Head of the Palestinian Side of the Steering and Monitoring Committee. He is the author of fourteen books on foreign policy, oil, conflict resolution, and negotiations.

What Harvard doesn’t say…

(1)  Erekat, is also the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a known terror group in the Middle East who claimed in a 2014 interview with Al Jazeera that “I will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.” Which is not surprising since the PLO’s charter was essentially to eliminate the State of Israel and kill all of the Jews.

(2)  It appears that Erakat, not only is not a honest diplomat, broker, and intermediary, he cannot negotiate anything in good faith because the PLO cannot, by itself, commit to any negotiated settlement without permission from the Iranians and more militant Hamas.

(3) Erekat is a despicable human being who lies about his family living in Israel for 9,000 years, denies historical archeological evidence of Jews in Jerusalem, and equates the terrorism of ISIS with the force used by the Israelis to defend their nation.

Why would Harvard do this?

It has been suggested that many of the progressive socialist democrats at Harvard are anti-Semitic and supportive of the Marxists in the Palestinian movement. However, this does not appear unusual considering Harvard’s legacy of anti-Semitism with Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell (tenure: 1909-1933), instituting quotas to limit the number of Jewish students admitted to the university.

And then there is the money. The Palestinian Authority, the governmental arm of the PLO, has made at least six donations to Harvard between 2017 and 2019 totaling $2,625,000. One might question why the Palestinian Authority, always crying about being broke and unable to serve its “refugees” as they solicit contributions would pay Harvard $2.6 million. And, after sixty years, still dishonestly refers to its citizens as refugees and its population centers as “refugee camps.” Six decades and the Palestinian’s main business is terror as they sell permission via contributions from polite anti-Semitic individuals and organizations. Essentially this is a protection racket – to which the United States has contributed at least $5 billion in taxpayer dollars as humanitarian aid. Not to mention Israel’s contributions to help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people. BTW: I refer to these people as Palestinians, which is a brand name created by the Russian KGB and used by PLO leader and top kleptocrat, Yasser Arafat to describe ARABS in the region.

Bottom line…

It is one thing to know your enemy, it is quite another to give them aid and comfort.

We are so screwed when many of the Harvard alumni enter the Department of State and other high ranking positions in government, education, and industry.

I wonder how Robert Belfer, a Jewish Philanthropist, and Harvard graduate, feels about the school's choice of fellows? 

-- steve

Palestinian Leaders Have Prevented Peace to Maintain the Flow of Aid Money

“As a human being, as a Muslim, and as an Arab,” writes the Saudi journalist Hani al-Dahiri, “I am saddened by the situation” of the Palestinians. But rather than blame Israel for this situation, he points his finger squarely at Palestinian politicians, who have used their positions to enrich themselves with funds from Arab countries, Europe, and the U.S., and who realize that, by creating an independent state, they would lose their claim on foreign largesse. Dahiri adds:

These politicians . . . sabotaged negotiations and rejected all peace initiatives, whether those presented by the Israeli side or by other international parties. The Palestinian politicians did this at the expense of their cause and their people so as to gain from the situation [and to] guarantee their survival with donations pouring from all sides—especially from Arab and Islamic countries—into their treasuries and [their private] accounts in European banks.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



IS OUR NATION'S CAPITAL BEING INFILTRATED BY COMMUNISTS?

America’s first America-hating communist President, Barack Obama, with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser…

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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a section of 16th Street in front of the White House is now called Black Lives Matter Plaza, D.C. The street has been painted with 35-foot-tall yellow capital letters spelling out BLACK LIVES MATTER. The idea that this area, named for a movement and organization led by “trained Marxists” who appear to be urging the violent overthrow of the United States’ capitalist system in favor of communism, is abhorrent to me. 

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In what vision of American do we see the removal or desecration of historic memorials to those who made America an exceptional nation?

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Bottom line…

Over the past decade, we have seen our enemies infiltrate and assume leadership over government, educational, and media entities. The message is uniform: America is bad, has a troubled history that must be redressed, whites are bad, Christianity is bad, and that the majority of Americans are racist and must repent by turning over everything to people of color. Essentially, tyranny by a minority that is supported by a historically evil one-sided media.

We are well and truly screwed if communist policies are continuing under the Democrat Party. A Party whose leadership refuses to condemn communist rioters, looters, and arsonists who are destroying Democrat-governed cities.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



IT'S ALL ABOUT COLOR -- JUST NOT THE COLOR YOU ARE THINKING

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Democrats are doubling down…

In case you haven’t been paying attention, members of the intelligence community, law enforcement, and our military have been involved in a serious operation to cripple the Trump campaign, remove President Trump from office, and delegitimize his presidency. This is not a “conspiracy theory” as the Democrats would have you believe, but a factual finding backed up by evidence and sworn testimony.

Now that President Trump faces re-election, the very same Democrats appear to be doubling down on their efforts to cripple the current campaign and, should president Trump be re-elected, delegitimize the election results for the sole purpose of either manipulating the vote with an attack based on a large “mail-in” turnout or to contest the results so that the Courts or Congress might decide the election.

Even more troubling, we are beginning to see signs that our intelligence community and military are attempting to use strategies formerly used in destabilizing foreign governments here in the United States.

The “color revolution”…

One such strategy is known colloquially as a “color revolution” after foreign movements such as Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004, Kuwait’s Blue Revolution in 2005, and Iran's Green Revolution in 2009. Basically, it is a coordinated attack on a government by contesting its electoral legitimacy, organizing mass street protests, including violent acts of civil disobedience, leveraging friendly media contacts by granting access to stories, exploiting a reporter's ideological bent, coercion (blackmail), or providing direct payments.

The tactics are well-known and are being deployed in the open.

(1)   Assemble a coalition of leaders with similar objectives, especially those who can attract a following of “useful idiots.”

(2)   Create organizations with fanciful titles and catchy acronyms to disguise the activities of those leaders.

(3)   Claim that any evidence of an organized effort to cripple the candidate or delegitimize a campaign as little more than a “conspiracy theory” and denigrate all who suggest that there is a behind-the-scenes effort to interfere with the election and a duly elected official.

(4)   Create a “boogeyman” that can serve as an external foreign party that is attempting to influence campaigns or the outcome of the election.

(5)   Condition the battlefield with rumors, leaks, false narratives, and speculations that are widely covered in the conventional media, talk radio, cable news, and social media sites. Use anonymous sources or frame harmful material as unattributed “allegations.” Suggest that you have secret knowledge not available to others. Do not hesitate to offer payment to influencers for their efforts or endorsements. Use the power of celebrity and name-brand individuals as a proxy for credibility.

(6)   Delay the vote tally using any means at hand and instruct candidates not to concede the election results, even if those results appear to be overwhelming.

(7)   Suggest that “voter suppression” or “forged ballots, manipulated counts, or incorrect summaries” were to blame for underwhelming results. Demand a time-delaying recount.

(8)   Challenge the legitimacy of any election results using campaign rules and regulations, and shift the fight into the Courts.

(9)   Create a popular uprising that appears to be an organic grassroots protest, but is a carefully-guided attempt by paid professional agitators (astroturfing). Violence ensures media coverage and no matter how small the group, camera angles can be used to create a false perception with the assistance of media insiders.

(10)  If caught engaging in unethical or illegal activities, attribute those activities to the opposition.

Can this be real, or are these items just a “coincidence?”

Hillary Clinton [#6, #10]

Hillary Clinton says Biden should not concede the election ‘under any circumstances’

The former Democratic presidential nominee predicted Republicans could try to “mess up absentee balloting” for a narrow advantage in the Electoral College.

“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch, and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is.” <Source: NBC News>

Kamala Harris [#3, #4, #5, #7]

Kamala Harris: Biden could lose because of Russian interference

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris said Sunday that she thinks Russian interference could cause Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden to lose the 2020 election.

Ms. Harris told CNN that Russia will be at the “front of the line” to interfere in the 2020 election.

“Could it cost you the White House?” asked CNN personality Dana Bash about Russian election meddling to Ms. Harris.

“Theoretically, of course,” Ms. Harris answered. “Yes.”

Ms. Harris, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she and Mr. Biden are ‘realists’ that refuse to ignore Russian aggression. She did not say what information she explicitly relied on to make her assessment.

We have classic voter suppression, we have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference, we have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count,” Ms. Harris told CNN. “These things are all at play and I am very realistic, Joe is very realistic, that until we can win…that there will be many obstacles that people are intentionally placing in front of Americans’ ability to vote.” <Source: Washington Times>

Involvement of former military officials, technology, and tactics…

Dem PAC to use anti-terror technology to counter Trump’s campaign messages

A Democrat-aligned political action committee is planning to deploy technology initially developed to counter terrorist propaganda to combat President Trump’s campaign messages about the coronavirus — an effort that will benefit his challenger, Joe Biden, according to a report.

The group, Defeat Disinfo, is being advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of US forces in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Friday.

They will use artificial intelligence to map out Trump’s claims on social media and then attempt to build a counter-narrative through a network of 3.4 million influencers across the countryeven paying some users with large followings to oppose the president.

“It’s often said campaigns are a battle of ideas, but they’re really a battle of narratives,” David Eichenbaum, a Democratic media consultant who is a senior adviser to the PAC, told the newspaper. “Today those narratives spread quickly online.”

Tech expert Chiris Hougland, who received initial funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, as part of an endeavor to fight terrorism overseas, is heading up the initiative. <Source: New York Post>

       

Soros strikes again …

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post, MEDIA CONDITIONING THE POLITICAL BATTLEFIELD FOR DEMOCRATS?, mentioning that Transition Integrity Project (TIP), which claimed to be a bi-partisan group that was “wargaming” potential election outcomes to prevent chaos after the November 3, 2020, election. It should surprise nobody that TIP was founded by Rosa Brooks, who has a long-term intimate association with George Soros and the Open Society Foundation.

Of course, the immediate result of this alleged simulation should surprise nobody…

“So we built a series of war games, sought out some of the most accomplished Republicans, Democrats, civil servants, media experts, pollsters and strategists around, and asked them to imagine what they’d do in a range of election and transition scenarios. A landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power. Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis.”

And, then there was the attempt to alienate the military with a false narrative…

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic, wrote:

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

<Source: The Atlantic>

Not only were there emails previously released under the Freedom of Information Act from the weather group and the helicopter pilot-in-command, along with other materials that proved that the story was false and misleading, but the author acknowledged that the could be problems with the story. The author still refused to retract the story. 

Even John Bolton, no lover of Donald Trump, said he was there when the decision was made, and the story was false.  Even if Jeffrey Goldberg later concedes the report contained errors refuted by factual evidence, the damage has been done because the news was spread far and wide by the media. Goldberg’s job appears to be safe because one of the largest investors in The Atlantic is Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, who is a rabid Biden supporter.

The fact that the Obama/Biden Administration was openly dismissive of the military, its leadership, and severely cut its funding should serve as a counter-narrative if the media were willing to engage in ethical journalism.

Bottom line…

The Democrats are a clear and present danger to America. From selling out to our enemies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to creating domestic chaos. We are, once again,  being screwed.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



IS THE POPE THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE?

Once again, we find the head of the Catholic Church cutting a deal with the devil to benefit the Church in the face of unspeakable evil…

Yes, once again: the deal with Hitler…

The Reichskonkordat (“Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich” is a treaty negotiated between the Vatican and the emergent Nazi Germany.

It was signed on 20 July 1933 by Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, who later became Pope Pius XII, on behalf of Pope Pius XI and Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen on behalf of President Paul von Hindenburg and the German government. It was ratified 10 September 1933 and it has been in force from that date onward.

The treaty guarantees the rights of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. When bishops take office Article 16 states they are required to take an oath of loyalty to the Governor or President of the German Reich established according to the constitution.

The treaty also requires all clergy to abstain from working in and for political parties.

Nazi breaches of the agreement began almost as soon as it had been signed and intensified afterwards leading to protest from the Church including in the 1937 Mit brennender Sorge encyclical of Pope Pius XI.

The Nazis planned to eliminate the Church’s influence by restricting its organizations to purely religious activities.

<Source


Reichskonkordat (1933): Full text

Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich [with Supplementary Protocol and Secret Supplement] July 20, 1933 [Ratified 10 September 1933]

Pope Francis must answer questions about Church’s financial dealings with Hitler

There are numerous unanswered questions regarding financial dealings between the Church and Hitler. Possible more damaging than the Church’s cover-up of systemic child molestation by church officials and clergy.

Why would the Pope praise a terrorist and supporter of terrorism against Jews, the State of Israel, Christians and Catholics?

ISLAMICRElity

[OCS: I wonder if the Pope has considered that in the eyes of Muslims, Catholics, Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims are infidels to be enslaved, debased, or killed? And that the only thing worse than an infidel is an apostate who believes in the wrong sect of Islam or who has renounced Islam for another faith?]

Pope’s New Encyclical to Praise Jihad Terror Supporter as Example of ‘Peace’ and ‘Fraternity’

Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli tutti: sulla fraternità e l’amicizia sociale (“All Brothers: On Fraternity and Social Friendship”) will be issued on October 3, the Vatican confirmed Saturday.

According to Church Militant, the encyclical is “a sequel to his controversial Abu Dhabi pact with Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb last year, and will cite Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas], a Palestinian backer of terrorism, as an example of ‘peace’ and ‘fraternity.’”

[OCS: Once again, we find the Church conferring a degree of legitimacy on one of the devil’s disciples who has crippled the advancement of his people and leads them into death and misery while growing wealthy on the proceeds of corruption. An estimate of Abbas’s net worth places it at $US 100 million while most of the population suffers in silence lest they face barbaric punishment or death. Significantly less than Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat who was a billionaire. Let us remember that the prime business of the terrorists is terror-based contributions as there is no self-sustaining source of income in the Palestinian lands.]

Brotherly love. As I told Church Militant, Mahmoud Abbas has made it abundantly clear over the years that he doesn’t want peace, but the total destruction of Israel as a Jewish state and the eradication of all Jews from the region.

After two jihad groups, the Mourabitoun and the Mourabitat, began violent riots on the Temple Mount in September 2015, he applauded: “We bless you; we bless the Mourabitoun and the Mourabitat. We welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem. This is pure blood, clean blood, blood on its way to Allah. With the help of Allah, every shaheed (martyr) will be in heaven, and every wounded will get his reward. All of their steps, we will not allow them. All these divisions, Al-Aqsa is ours, and the (Church of the) Holy Sepulcher is ours, everything is ours, all ours. They (the Jews) have no right to desecrate them with their filthy feet and we won’t allow them to.”

Abbas envisions the total expulsion of Jews from a Palestinian state: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands.” And as for regarding all human beings as brothers, both Sunni and Shi’ite Islam teach that the lives of non-Muslims are not worth as much as the lives of Muslims. Reliance of the Traveller, a classic Sunni manual of Islamic sacred law, explains matter-of-factly that “the indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man. The indemnity paid for a Jew or Christian is one-third the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth that of a Muslim” (o4.9). The Qur’an calls “the unbelievers among the People of the Book,” that is, Jews and Christians who do not accept Islam, “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6).

Sultan Hussein Tabandeh, the Shi’ite author of A Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, agrees, stating:

Thus if [a] Muslim commits adultery his punishment is 100 lashes, the shaving of his head, and one year of banishment. But if the man is not a Muslim and commits adultery with a Muslim woman his penalty is execution. … Similarly if a Muslim deliberately murders another Muslim he falls under the law of retaliation and must by law be put to death by the next of kin. But if a non-Muslim who dies at the hand of a Muslim has by lifelong habit been a non-Muslim, the penalty of death is not valid. Instead the Muslim murderer must pay a fine and be punished with the lash. … Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim, then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain…Again, the penalties of a non-Muslim guilty of fornication with a Muslim woman are augmented because, in addition to the crime against morality, social duty and religion, he has committed sacrilege, in that he has disgraced a Muslim and thereby cast scorn upon the Muslims in general, and so must be executed. … Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them.

But the Pope’s encyclical is certain to ignore all of this, and it is likely that the pontiff is completely unaware of it. The encyclical will mislead millions of Catholics into a complacency that could be fatal.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit” (Matthew 15:14).

[OCS: One might ask how the Pope can fail to condemn any individual or organization that displays intolerance and a malignant stance toward anyone not Muslim? There is an old saying that even if there were to be peace between the Muslims and the Jews, there would still never be peace between the sects of Islam that will continue to fight among themselves.]

Bottom line…

LFL

Evil is evil, and those who deal with the devil must accept that the consequences of their actions will be regarded as evil. If you show tolerance for Islam and Sharia law, it will be interpreted as a weakness – to be taken advantage of and exploited in the furtherance of the faith. And, if you follow the path of appeasement, you are just re-positioning yourself in the line to doom.

For those who fete terrorists who murder and maim innocents, you deserve a special place in hell.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ELITE PARTY DEMOCRATS NULLIFY PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION

Very rarely do you find a Democrat who is strong enough to stand up to his party to advocate for moral and commonsense positions on behalf of his constituents…

deberry

John DeBerry, a Black Democrat state representative (District 90 – Memphis, Tennessee) was removed from the House District 90 primary ballot by the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee in an egregious display of voter suppression and disenfranchisement. Claiming they know more than DeBerry’s constituents who elected him 13 times.

His crime, apparently DeBerry, did not uphold the ideals of the Democrat Party, namely his religion-informed votes on moral issues and his universal condemnation of rioters and looters who operate with the tacit approval of the Democrat leadership in Democrat-governed cities. And, roundly condemned by the political elite party members for seeming to speak like a Republican on the issues of the day.

In a complaint seeking to prohibit DeBerry from appearing on the Democratic ballot in August, Janeita Lentz, a Democratic voter in Memphis, outlined the following issues for the executive committee to consider:

  • He has accepted contributions from a number of Republican-aligned political action committees;
  • He voted for school vouchers, a measure that only narrowly passed in the House;
  • He was among three Democrats in 2019 who voted for Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, as House speaker, rather than Democrats' nominee of Camper.  <Source>

Or, in the words of Bryan Carson, an executive committee member from Memphis, who voted for DeBerry’s removal, DeBerry was not “exemplifying the basic Democratic principles,” and claimed the removal vote was necessary because DeBerry’s primary opponents have never been able to match his fundraising ability. “The people who’ve challenged him, they haven’t been able to raise the money to have a decent campaign to let them know what he’s actually doing in Nashville.” Leave it to the Democrats to put their thumb on the scale when they have a favorite candidate.

In a speech before the Tennessee House, DeBerry commented…

“People who are looking at what’s happening in Washington, in Detroit, in Portland and Seattle–they’re getting emboldened because we act like a bunch of punks, too frightened to stand up and protect our own stuff. You’re telling me that someone got the right to tear down property that Tennessee taxpayers paid for? That American taxpayers paid for? And somebody has the right to destroy it, deface it, and tear it down? What kind of people have we become that we can’t protect our own stuff?! Peaceful protest ends peacefully. Anarchy ends in chaos. What we see happening right now, any of us with any common sense–any common sense whatsoever–know that what we see is not peaceful. So we can continue to fool ourselves and mix with words and use rhetoric in order to frost this stuff over, and put a nice picture on what we see is frightening. If we don’t get this right, right now, I’ve got grandchildren–I don’t want to see the country we’re going to have five, ten, fifteen, twenty years from now, if we don’t start acting like we got some guts.”

DeBerry was speaking about Tennessee House Bill 8005, which increases penalties for protesters who turn violent, destroy property, and attack police officers. Definitely a 180-degree turn from the leniency and jail-break policies favored by the Democrats. Policies that see violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters arrested and returned immediately to the streets – to “protest” in the next day’s riot. DeBerry, whose family participated in the original civil rights movement, also had the temerity to point out the difference between that movement and the current lawless demonstrations.

Even worse…

DeBerry takes issue with the Democrat Party’s stance on both abortion and school choice.

In an interview with Just the News founder, investigative reporter John Solomon, DeBerry noted, “I’ve never had a Republican opponent. My opponents have always been those of my own party who refuse to allow me to have my own opinions, my own beliefs, and to make my own stands. If I don’t walk the chalk line, talk like they tell me to talk, then I am therefore not a Democrat,” Specifically, they took issue with my “belief in the Scriptures, a biblical standard of morality, a biblical standard of ethics, in life, in marriage, in parental responsibility and parental authority.”

Vile Democrats all…

If the video is missing in the email version, it can be found here

Bottom line…

It appears that the Democrat Party is systematically purging anyone running for office that does not vote in lockstep with the radical progressive socialists who have taken over the party.

We do not dispute the party’s right to remove candidates from the ballot, but long-term elected representatives should be removed by the people, not the back-room crowd. This is clearly a case of voter nullification.

We are so screwed.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell