FINALLY! OBAMA AND HIS DEEP STATE CRONIES HAVE BEEN UNMASKED
GREAT SEN. KENNEDY QUOTE ON PELOSI'S $3T HOUSE BILL
From Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with Maria Bartiromo:
"My fellow Republicans in the Senate have tried to see things from the Speaker's point of view, but we can't get our heads that far up our rear ends...It's not a coronavirus bill as much as it is an effort by the Speaker and her colleagues to rewrite the rules for American society."
REMEMBER WHEN THE ACLU DID THIS...
If you remember when the ACLU used to take on unpopular causes, like defending the First Amendment rights of Klansmen, just because defending everyone’s civil rights was more important than political posturing, then man, are you getting old. Today’s ACLU not only bows down to political correctness instead of the Bill of Rights, it’s actually suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for forcing colleges to respect male students’ due process rights.
Now, ask them if they support rights like the presumption of innocence for Joe Biden…
BRING IT CHINA
The communist government of China is reportedly furious over laws and litigation aimed at making them pay for spreading the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus around the world, and is planning to try to interfere in the upcoming US elections in retaliation. The Global Times, a Chinese state media mouthpiece, railed, “Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the ‘holding China accountable’ political farce will face severe consequences.” (Are we sure that’s the Global Times and not CNN?)
They are particularly threatening political leaders who support legislation allowing trade retaliation or lawsuits against China, like Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. He called the threat a “badge of honor.” Likewise, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw responded to China’s threats, “So apparently I’m on the Chinese government’s radar now. Good. Bring it.”
I eagerly await all the Democrats, media outlets and liberal celebrities who’ve spent the past few years ranting against foreign interference in our elections joining together in solidarity with the Republicans to denounce China’s threat to our democracy. Unless, of course, they’re owned by China.
It’s getting tedious listening to celebrities smugly lecturing everyone to stay locked down and listen to “the experts” on the coronavirus when they don’t have to worry about money and what the “experts” tell us to do changes practically every day.
For instance, back in the days when the experts were telling us 2.2 million Americans would die, we were told face masks should only be worn by sick people, to prevent them from spreading germs. Then they told us everyone should be wearing them (it’s actually enforced like law in many places.) Then they said that only people treating COVID-19 patients need to wear them. And now, Dr. Russell Blaylock claims that for healthy people to wear face masks for hours is not only useless, it could be dangerous to your health.
He says that breathing through a restrictive mask reduces oxygenation of the blood, which can result in headaches, losing consciousness and an impaired immune system, making it more likely to suffer strokes, cancer, and heart attacks. Ironically, it might also make you more likely to contract the coronavirus, and have a rougher case of it. Even worse, if you have the virus, he says wearing a mask can concentrate it in your sinuses and lungs, or even get it into your brain.
Full disclosure: Blaylock has made some controversial claims that are disputed by mainstream medicine. But he’s also a licensed neurosurgeon and retired clinical professor of neurosurgery, so it seems likely that he knows a bit about surgical masks.
So which experts are we supposed to listen to? Maybe we should just listen to the smug liberal celebrities. As Homer Simpson put it, “Celebrities…Is there anything they DON’T know?”
Shakespeare wrote in “Julius Caesar” that “the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” In this era when we scour history to make it politically correct, even people's bones are declared evil, dug up and banished.
Officials in Memphis have already removed Confederate monuments, including a statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, from Health Sciences Park. But now, after a long legal battle, an agreement has been struck for Forrest’s descendants actually to disinter and move the bodies of Forrest and his wife from their graves in the park to a family cemetery. That’s right: the erasure of history has now extended to the point of digging up and disturbing the decayed remains of long-dead people because modern people don’t like what they did over 150 years ago.
Let me be clear: you don’t have to support preserving Confederate monuments to find this shocking and ghoulish. But it’s also a dangerous path we are heading down, when we not only remove monuments, we also desecrate graves just to banish people to oblivion. It’s like something out of the Soviet era, when Stalin would have disfavored people erased from photos in history books.
When you start editing history like this, to remove things (and people) we now condemn, you also remove the lessons of history that helped teach us why those things were bad. Before Forrest’s name is erased from the history books, too, let’s see if there’s something that we might be able to learn from his life if we allow him to be remembered.
Before the Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a slave owner and trader. Despite what the New York Times tells you, many people condemned that even back then. He was a brilliant military leader, defeating forces far larger than his. But he was also accused of brutality, including slaughtering Union soldiers who tried to surrender at the Fort Pillow Massacre.
Wow, so far, not much admirable to commemorate. But what about after the war? Well, it gets even worse. Although he later denied it, he is reported to have joined the fledgling Ku Klux Klan and become the first Grand Wizard, helping organize the Klan into a terrifying racist army. At this point, the history censors would say, “We don’t need to hear any more! Erase him!”
But wait: his life then took a surprise turn. Forrest became disillusioned with the KKK and apparently had a change of heart. After four blacks were lynched, he wrote to the Governor of Tennessee, offering to help “exterminate the white marauders who disgrace their race by this cowardly murder of Negroes.” In 1875, he gave a speech to an organization of black Southerners, promoting economic improvements for blacks and saying he wanted to be a proponent of peace and harmony between the races. During the speech, a young black woman gave him some flowers, and he thanked her and kissed her cheek. This was a dangerous stand to take back then. His racist former followers turned on him fiercely.
You don’t have to forgive the evil he did. But as Christians who believe that nobody is beyond redemption, we can study his life and find a hopeful example of someone who once embraced the worst evil but who did eventually see the light and renounce that evil and stand up against it. But we can only learn lessons like that from history if we are allowed to remember and study it, both the good and the bad, the evil and noble, all of which can coexist at different times in the same flawed human being.
It’s often said that “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Just as we learn more from our mistakes than our successes, we also learn from the mistakes of the past. That’s why removing memorials to things we no longer approve of is not only foolish but dangerous, if we don’t want to repeat those mistakes. Remember this: A “memorial” doesn’t mean a “celebration.” It just means “this is something you shouldn’t forget.”