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Eroding Trust

August 11, 2021

When future historians (if we still have any honest ones) look back at 2021, they might pinpoint this past weekend as the exact moment when the public’s long-eroding trust in elite institutions and authority figures finally imploded into a cloud of dust like an outdated Vegas hotel. And the triggers for that big bang will be Barack Obama’s 60th birthday party and the media’s reaction to it.

With fellow Democrats demanding returns to masking and other pandemic measures in light of the new variant wave, the Obamas said they would scale back their party to just family and close friends. But that was just "boob bait for the Bubbas." The opulent A-lister bash went on pretty much as planned. A few names got cut from the guest list, but it was still a mass gathering of the biggest liberal celebrities partying like it was 1999, all in close proximity inside large tents while being served by 200 caterers and wait staff, who were apparently the only ones wearing masks.

But that’s okay because it turns out that the virus only attacks “unsophisticated” people, like service workers. Vaccination might not give you 100% immunity, but being rich, liberal, well-connected, famous, fabulous - or as the New York Times’ Annie Karni infamously put it, “sophisticated” – apparently does.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/466686/

Candace Owens had a great line on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show: “Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent (COVID), but ‘sophistication’ does.”

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-sophisticated-or-superspreader

As the Obama guests danced and ate cake (and probably wondered why the grumpy peasants didn’t just eat cake, too), Dr. Fauci and CNN were ignoring Obama and the glitterati’s glaring hypocrisy while they relentlessly bashed participants in the Sturgis motorcycle rally for allegedly creating a deadly superspreader event. Well, that’s what they get for being so unsophisticated. Don’t they realize the virus only attacks unsophisticated people, non-celebrities, Trump voters and crowds that aren’t protesting police or looting stores? Follow the science, people!!

Music superstar/activist John Legend was, of course, at Obama’s party, and he provided the dictionary with a Legend-ary new illustration of the word “hypocrisy,” thanks to this pair of tweets. Just one week ago, he tweeted, “Being unvaccinated and/or unmasked at a large indoor gathering is like literally begging to get COVID.” The other tweet shows him arriving with his model wife Chrissy Teigen to attend Obama’s soiree, where people went unmasked indoors.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/466833/

That will forever make it clear what “hypocrisy” means, but I don’t know if the word “sophisticated” will ever be the same again.

Columnist Jim Treacher may have hit the nail on the head when he wrote last week, “Democrats don’t need masks because they’re better than you.”

https://jimtreacher.substack.com/p/democrats-dont-need-masks-because

After this, it’s entirely possible that the establishment elites of politics, the media and the entertainment industry will never regain any credibility with the public, and will be viewed with as much contempt as clueless 18th century French aristocrats. On the other hand, John Nolte at Breitbart.com has a different take (Warning: Profanity alert!)

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/08/09/nolte-barrys-60th-birthday-bash-was-an-appropriate-fck-you-to-joe-biden/

He thinks we should all thank Obama for throwing that party because it shows that he doesn’t take Joe Biden seriously and he also refuses to be cowed into giving in to the fear and control effort. Nolte thinks both those views are absolutely right, and Obama sent those messages in the most public, in-your-face way possible.

He writes that this may be the first time Obama has actually done anything positive for America and its people: he sent the message, “If you’re vaccinated, this pandemic is over. Don’t listen to the fear merchants. Don’t listen to Joe Biden. Go and live your life.”

I think “I live in a clueless bubble of wealth and privilege” is probably the more likely explanation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s not the message most Americans take away from this.

As predicted, the ratings for the Tokyo Olympics have been pretty dismal. While the media try to blame it on COVID or the lack of cheering crowds, viewers have made it clear that they have no interest in seeing US athletes use their spotlight to make leftwing political statements and disrespect their own country. This latest iteration of “Get woke, go broke” forced NBC to rerun commercials free of charge to advertisers, to help make up for the lower-than-promised viewership.

https://www.westernjournal.com/woke-politics-backfire-nbcs-olympics-coverage-hits-ratings-rock-bottom/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

It is a shame that the angry grandstanders cause people to miss some truly inspiring moments by great, patriotic young Americans. But as is often said, “Leftism ruins everything it touches.”

In a related story, Subway Sandwich shop owners, all of whom are independent franchisees, are begging the woke corporate office to yank the commercials featuring radical US women’s soccer team leader Megan Rapinoe. Store owners say they’re been flooded with complaints from customers who say they will never eat at Subway again as long as it's represented by that “anti-American” “creep” who kneels during the National Anthem.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/subway-franchisees-megan-rapinoes-tv-ads

Corporate didn’t respond to requests for comment from Fox Business News. But they’d better respond to their franchisees.

As for Rapinoe, if she loses the Subway gig, don’t worry about her. Victoria’s Secret recently signed her, and I’m sure that will work out much better.

Antifa Are Cowards

August 11, 2021

MUST READ Article: I’m not going to recount in full detail the story of the Antifa attack on innocent Christians who were holding a prayer service in a park in Portland, Oregon. If I did, I fear it would make me so furious that I might say things I would later regret putting on the record (although I wouldn’t regret thinking them.) And I don’t want to become someone who is fueled by rage, like Antifa. So I will direct you to this link and urge you to look at the photos and videos, and read every word. And please watch your blood pressure.

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-suspected-antifa-agitators-sabotage-prayer-event-attack-worshippers/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

I will note that the black-masked, cowardly thugs were throwing rotten eggs and flash bombs, even into a group that included children as young as four months. When a pastor asked them not to throw things at children, they sprayed him with mace. One was heard taunting, “Where is your God now?”

More to the point, where were the Portland Police? Standing by and doing nothing. They allowed this outrage to go on and didn’t step in to stop it or to arrest anyone. I don’t know if this is because the police have completely abdicated their responsibility to protect public safety, or they were directly ordered by the leftist idiots running Portland not to touch the little anarchists, or if they have just been so cowed by previous incidences of the city’s political leaders siding with the criminals that they’re afraid to step in and do their jobs.

To those who did this, I issue a warning: the day of reckoning is coming. Where is our God? You’ll find out soon enough when you are standing before Him and have to answer for your hateful behavior, and He’s not a leftist Portland judge who will let you off easy. Until then, let this story be a warning to law-abiding people that in some places – those run by leftists, or as they laughably call themselves, “progressives” – the police and elected officials will not protect you, your families, your businesses or your churches, so the job is up to you.

Be alert, and be prepared to take defensive action. Antifa are cowards; pretend “warriors” who hide behind masks and attack the weak and those whom they know will not or are not allowed to fight back. In short, they’re terrorists. If we had a “Justice” Department that was interested in stopping real domestic terrorists, they’d be in federal prison by now. Sadly, we do not.

It’s been said many times before, but it bears repeating: Society didn’t invent police to protect the people from criminals. It invented police to protect criminals from the people. We have a justice system to protect the rights of the accused and to prevent people from taking the law into their own hands. By seeking to destroy those systems, Antifa are ripping apart the thin curtain that’s currently protecting them from the coming consequences of their vile actions.