July 13, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
AN ACTUAL NEWS SCOOP
The New York Times created an actual news scoop for once by inadvertently revealing that the Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s rescinding of Obama’s unconstitutional DACA program because the official responsible for providing the reasons failed to do so. This 30-year veteran of the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense reportedly disagreed with Trump’s decision so she sabotaged the case by failing to provide policy reasons in the memo she signed, ending the program.
It’s hard to think of a better illustration of the mindset of Washington’s Deep State elites than a longtime unelected bureaucrat substituting her own judgment about such a major issue for that of the elected President because she thinks she knows better than the person Americans voted for.
MUST-READS ON CHINA AND FIGHTING "CANCEL CULTURE"
I spent much of last week drawing comparisons between the violent unrest and strict “cancel culture” going on in our country with the swift transformation of such places as Hong Kong, all to show how quickly that same socialist takeover and loss of freedom can happen here. We know exactly what the Democrat Party will do, step by step, to cement its control if it (shudder) wins in November, as we (and it) can see that Biden is a diminished human being who would be a mere figurehead with no principles of his own, a puppet of the left. That, obviously, is the plan.
Our freedom is something many of us took for granted in the past –- even on the Fourth Of July –- but we can’t do that now. If we do, there might be no more Fourths of July to celebrate, certainly not by waving an American flag around! Since last week, I’ve seen other pieces that reflect the same thinking.
Here’s one from a writer named Xiao Li, an American whose father came to this country two decades ago after the death of Mao but had grown up in China under Mao’s Cultural Revolution. When the writer was 18, his father took him on a trip to China to show him something of his youth, of which he’d spoken to his son very little before then.
TODAY'S MUST READ
Investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield at FrontpageMag.com took a deeper look at some of the giant US corporations that are showering Black Lives Matter with millions of dollars, frantically virtue-signaling about America’s shameful legacy of slavery and backing efforts to silence conservative voices on social media. He asks why so many of these uber-woke corporations are making their profits off of actual slavery – not slavery from the 1860s that over 360,000 Union soldiers died to end, but current-day, 21st century forced labor in China.
Some of the corporations cited include Coca-Cola, Apple, BMW, Calvin Klein, Abercrombie & Fitch, GM, LL Bean, Gap, Volkswagen, and that paragon of ostentatious wokeness, Nike. Here’s what Greenfield writes about Nike, citing a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute:
“A factory making shoes for Nike was ‘equipped with watchtowers, barbed-wire fences, and police guard boxes.’ Nike Shox were discovered being made in another factory by slave laborers shipped far from home to produce shoes for the sportswear giant. Too far for them to run away.
‘We can walk around, but we can’t go back,’ one worker said.
The same company that holds up Colin Kaepernick, a millionaire anti-American activist, as an icon of social justice, also profits from an alleged slave labor facility that moved to be closer to ‘the region’s cotton fields’. The millionaire victims of imaginary racism that Nike wants us to care about are on their billboards while modern-day slaves still toil in the cotton fields because their lives don’t matter.”
If you’re wondering why this is suddenly coming out, it’s not sudden; you just weren't told about it until now. The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China, whose members range from Sen. Marco Rubio to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, released a report on forced labor in China back in March. It inspired a proposed bill called the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act that names Nike and a number of other large US corporations as being suspected of profiting from forced labor. It’s also prompted sanctions on some Chinese officials, for which China just retaliated with some vague “sanctions” on Rubio, Ted Cruz, and other US critics of its unconscionable policies.
At least that’s getting a little media attention. But why have the media buried this story for so long while they hyperventilate over America’s long-banished era of slavery from the century-before-last? Greenfield believes it’s because it makes their big pockets advertisers look bad. I would add that there is also a tangled web of profits and ownership connecting news outlets (and sports franchises) to big media companies, Chinese investors, and reliance on both Chinese labor and the Chinese market. To put it bluntly, they’ve sold their souls to China.
It’s ironic that they vilify America while covering for China, where any criticism of that nation’s government, history, and culture would be ruthlessly and violently suppressed. These corporate honchos should savor the American freedom of speech that allows them to attack their own nation because if control of it ever fell into the hands of the people they’re covering for, that freedom would quickly become a thing of the past (Don’t believe me? Look at Hong Kong.) They would soon find themselves even less free to express a dissenting opinion than a conservative on Twitter.
MAJOR NARRATIVE BUSTER
African-American civil rights attorney and longtime Democrat Leo Terrell appeared on Mark Levin’s show on Fox News over the weekend to announce that after watching the Democrats’ failure to deal with rioting, looting and murder, and the disingenuousness of Black Lives Matter, he can no longer stay quiet. He said, "If the presidential election was held today, I would vote for Donald Trump. America is more important than party loyalty."
Here’s a transcript and Terrell’s comments from Twitter.
DETROIT PROTESTORS OWE THEIR POLICE AN APOLOGY
Over the weekend in Detroit, protesters took to the streets and threw bricks and other projectiles in protest of the police allegedly shooting and killing an unarmed black man, 20-year-old Hakim Littleton. The police then released body cam and squad car camera footage proving that Littleton pulled a pistol from his left pocket and opened fire on the cops at point blank range, barely missing an officer’s head. One officer heroically charged him to take him down while others opened fire./
I’ll let you know if people fill the streets of Detroit today, carrying signs reading, “We apologize” and “We didn’t know what we were protesting about.” Don’t hold your breath, though.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)