September 16, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
At this writing, early Wednesday morning, Hurricane Sally has just made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 storm. Thousands are without power and life-threatening flooding is likely. There are photos and continuous updates at this link.
Please pray for those in the storm’s path. If you are in the storm, keep watching the weather news and take safety precautions. And if you’d like to help those who will be first on the scene to aid the victims, please consider a donation to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
WE WON'T BURY THE LEAD
Aside from the hurricane, I’m going to make the lead story today one that should be the lead story everywhere, but the anti-Trump media are literally “burying the lead.”
Yesterday at the White House, Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed the first peace deal between Israel and Arab states in 26 years. If this were the work of Barack Obama, the media would be calling for him to win another Nobel Peace Prize, this time for actually accomplishing something. But because it’s the achievement of Donald Trump, the Atlantic magazine called for the abolishment of the Nobel Peace Prize just to prevent him from deservedly winning it.
Trump has hinted that several more Arab states will soon be signing on to similar agreements, marking a major realignment between Arab nations and Israel and the US, instead of them siding with Iran and the Palestinians. Trump’s people correctly assessed that moderate Arab nations were getting sick of dealing with the mad mullahs of Iran and the Palestinians’ rabid hatred of Israel and refusal to negotiate in good faith. To see how they achieved what all the professional, self-proclaimed “diplomatic experts” who call Trump a dangerous, bumbling amateur failed to achieve for decades, check out these two articles. They offer some fascinating behind-the-scenes details about the hidden, long term Trump negotiating strategy that led to these unprecedented breakthroughs for peace in the Middle East.
Last night, President Trump appeared in an ABC town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos. It went pretty much as expected, with Trump supporters calling it an “ambush” in which “undecided voters” got up and read accusatory DNC talking points. I thought Trump handled it as well as anyone could expect, and I didn’t really expect much, other than an ambush. If you’re interested, here’s a write-up of it.
You’ll notice that far more time is spent on discredited nonsense like the anonymous accusations of him badmouthing World War I soldiers two years ago than on minor stories like his negotiating three major peace agreements in the past month.
To me, far more than any specific biased gotcha questions or their answers was the very fact that Trump agreed to do this at all. He knows what Stephanopoulos is (a former Clinton official and Democratic Party mouthpiece.) He knows what ABC is and its hostile attitude toward him. And he had to know that the audience would be stacked with his enemies, waiting with scripted attack questions.
Yet…there he was. Facing them down and answering them live. Like a President of all the people, even the ones who irrationally hate him.
And where was Joe Biden? Still hiding in his basement, still taking only questions that are dictated to “citizens” by his campaign staff, still reading every word (including “Ah-choo!”) off of Teleprompters, and still dodging any challenging interviewers, even someone as tough-but-fair as Chris Wallace. Ask yourself: if Biden can’t even face Chris Wallace, how can he face down the leaders of Iran, Russia and China?
GETTING SPECIFIC ABOUT THE LEFT'S "COLOR REVOLUTION" PLAN
Addressing the specifics of what Democrats might do to prevail in the upcoming election, REVOLVER NEWS has done an important series on it, detailing the “Color Revolution” tactics being implemented by the Biden campaign. This is not conspiracy theory; we already know from their own mouths and the activities of their Soros-funded “Transition ‘Integrity’ Project” that they’re working to create uncertainty about the vote and have plans for handling various Election Night scenarios so that Biden is inaugurated no matter what the electoral count.
For when you have time, here’s the most recent installment in that series, centering on a particular anti-Trump operative, Norm Eisen. It’s very long and detailed, but if you haven’t been listening to Dan Bongino’s recent podcasts or perhaps aren’t even familiar with the term “Color Revolution,” I hope you’ll get to it soon. Either way, I’ll summarize the key points below.
On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson had as his guest Darren Beattie, a former speechwriter for President Trump who now happens to work with REVOLVER NEWS. Beattie explained that Democrat operatives, including some who testified at the impeachment proceedings, are using the same tactics that U.S. intel agencies have used in other countries, such as Ukraine, to launch what are known as Color Revolutions.
Beattie told Tucker that the end game for the Democrats is to implement this “very specific type of coup,” defined as “a regime change model favored by many in our national security apparatus,” especially for Eastern European countries. It’s a way “to overthrow regimes that they don’t like,” not by sending in massive troops and going to war, as we did in Iraq, but by engineering an internal revolution, typically through a contested-election scenario.
Sound familiar? Now, do you ever wonder why Hillary told Biden not to concede UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES?
The other part of the Color Revolution model is “massive mobilized protest,” a combination of “peaceful protests and civil disobedience.” All they have to do is amplify what they’re already doing, in response to the “wrong” election outcome. Of course, the media must be on board as well, but we know that piece of the puzzle is already in place.
According to Beattie, the same individuals who have a history of using these tactics in a professional capacity to spark a revolution in other countries are using them now, here in America against our own democratically-elected President. They’re “using the very same playbook,” he said.
One of those people, he said, is Norm Eisen, whom he described as a “key legal hatchet man, Democrat operative” and --- I am not kidding --- former Obama White House “ethics czar.” Though Eisen works quietly behind the scenes, Beattie said he’s “a key architect of nearly every effort to censor, sue, impeach and overthrow the President.” This would sure explain a lot. Specifically, his activities include over 180 lawsuits against Trump, authorship of 10 articles of impeachment against Trump a month BEFORE the Ukraine phone call had even been made (!!!), special counsel for the impeachment, and, of course, working on the Transition ‘Integrity’ Project. He’s behind the strategy, Beattie said, of “suing President Trump into paralysis and his allies into bankruptcy.”
This activity started before Trump even took office, beginning with David Brock’s blueprint for undermining and overthrowing his presidency, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action.” The REVOLVER NEWS piece has a summary of this if you’re not familiar, and if you’d like to read the whole blasted thing, the WASHINGTON FREE BEACON obtained a copy of the “private and confidential” memo, and here it is.
Eisen authored something called, literally, “The Playbook” (full title: “The Democracy Playbook: Preventing and Reversing Democratic Backsliding”), about how to start a Color Revolution with election fraud and mass protest to question the winner’s legitimacy. That book is based on one from decades earlier, Gene Sharp’s classic “From Dictatorship to Democracy.” Sharp wrote an even earlier book on government overthrow that was thought to be so powerful, one Lithuanian defense minister said, “I would rather have this book than the nuclear bomb.” According to Sharp’s bio, “he developed his core theory of non-violent action: a method of warfare capable of collapsing states through theatrical social movements DESIGNED TO DISSOLVE THE COMMON WILL THAT BUTTRESSES GOVERNMENTS [emphasis mine], all without firing any shots.”
The REVOLVER NEWS piece goes into detail about specific countries in which these tactics were used. I think it’s important to note that Sharp’s work can be used for good –-- if it promotes the actual will of the people to break the chains of an authoritarian government. For example, his writings played an enormous role in the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991; Russia had put him on their list of “most dangerous threats to the Russian state.” Chinese dissidents have gone to prison for distributing his books. (Sharp died in 2018.)
But those were cases in which authoritarian governments were subverting the will of the people. To follow this “playbook” to overthrow a legitimately-elected President of the United States is a horrific abuse --- defeating democracy, not promoting it. To carry this off, they have to redefine “democracy” to mean “themselves being in power.” That way, only one outcome is permissible.
"Make no mistake,” the piece reads, “the Color Revolution has nothing to do with democracy in any meaningful sense and everything to do with the ruling class ensuring that the people will never have the power to meddle in their own elections again.” And that takes the prize as the most frightening sentence I’ve read about what’s going in America right now.
We need two things to stop them: 1) the growing awareness of what they are doing, and 2) TOTAL RESOLVE not to give into them on anything, no matter what they try to pull. They have to get "woke" to the fact that they can't dissolve our common will. I’m ready...are you?
The conservative news site The Western Journal just launched a new twice-weekly podcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The idea is to give listeners a regular discussion of news they likely won’t hear on mainstream media, whose mission is no longer to present truth or facts but to elect Joe Biden President. It will be posted on Facebook and YouTube, but just in case of big tech censorship, the most reliable place to find it might be on Western Journal’s home page.
You can learn more at this link.
IT IS 1968 AGAIN, BUT ONLY WITH WORSE MUSIC
A new Rassmussen survey found that people who live in communities that have been touched by violent BLM protests have taken a big swing toward Trump. 63 percent “strongly approve” of Trump and his law-and-order agenda. Also, 65% of voters overall say the violent protests are important to their vote in the Presidential election, and among those in places actually scarred by the protests, 76% say it’s important to their vote.
I wonder if it’s possible that Trump will actually win Portland?
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (NIV)