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Thursday, we brought you the latest on the left’s “war on domestic terrorism,” an attempt to control the 75 million Americans who supported Trump. Former CIA Director John Brennan had spoken out against an “unholy alliance” of various groups, including such frightful dangers to America as libertarians and “religious extremists,” which were not defined.

The stretching of the term “domestic terrorist” to include Trump supporters is particularly ironic considering that some ACTUAL state sponsors of terrorism, in between their chants of “Death to America,” are celebrating Biden’s inauguration.

But no, leftists say it’s Trump supporters our nation should worry about. We’ve reported on a letter circulating in the publishing industry rejecting book deals for “traitors” --- meaning anyone ever affiliated with the Trump administration. FOX NEWS said on Thursday that 547 publishing professionals have now signed the letter, which says, “No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021, coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses.”


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Astonishingly, they even invoked so-called “Son Of Sam” laws to equate former Trump administration officials with convicted felons who aren't allowed to profit from book deals after being incarcerated.

By the way, we’re still scratching our heads over the reference to performing “involuntary surgeries on captive women.” For when you have time (it’s very long), here’s an absolutely stellar rebuttal of the letter by Israel-based journalist Ruthie Blum.

Full disclosure: In case you’ve spent the past few years on the planet Mars, my daughter Sarah worked in the Trump administration as press secretary and faced accusations of lying virtually every day, simply for relaying facts and opinions at odds with those of the leftist media.

Thursday on FOX NEWS, legal expert Jonathan Turley called this censorship on the part of publishers “chilling” and “insidious.” He said colleagues have written him to express their fear of speaking out, lest they lose their professorships.

“And that’s exactly the point,” Turley observed. Those in media and education will use that fear to shut down dissenting speech.

He called this "the most anti-free speech period since the Red Scare," saying "the difference is that that period was largely brought about from the right, and universities and media helped resist that effort. This is coming from the left, and they’re much better at it...This anti-free speech movement really is focusing on private companies, and creating a type of ‘digitized mob’ that sets upon anyone that says anything off the narrative.

"And so, what we’re really seeing is something that is so stifling and so dangerous. There was a time when this sort of letter would have had a hue and cry arise from the free speech community. But the silence is perfectly deafening.”

We’ve quoted from a similarly dogmatic FORBES op-ed that said, “Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists [listed] above, and FORBES will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie....”

Turley said that “people of good faith have got to join together. This is not about Trump; it’s about us, and it’s about free speech. And we have to say no to blacklists and yes to a free speech system.”

On Wednesday (inauguration day), THE EPOCH TIMES posted an excellent analysis by Peter Svab entitled “Ideological Alignment Pushing America Towards Totalitarianism, Experts Warn.” It’s offered on their premium subscription, but I think they’ll let you read it on a one-time basis. If not, a premium subscription would be well worth your while.

Caution: this will chill you to your marrow, as it talks forebodingly about the alignment of the most influential forces in our culture. “The formation of a totalitarian state is just about complete in America,” it says, “as the most powerful public and private sector actors unite behind the idea that actions to stamp out dissent can be justified...”

It sounds like a monstrous conspiracy theory to say that elected officials, government bureaucrats, large corporations, academia, think tanks, nonprofits, the mainstream media and new grassroots movements are working together to this end. Most Americans have been caught off guard or still don’t realize it's gone this far.

But Michael Rechtenwald, a retired liberal arts professor (does it seem that most of those speaking out happen to be retired?) at New York University, doesn’t see it resulting from some big conspiracy --- just “ideological realignment and some informal coordination.” The power is “not yet absolute,” he believes, but the effects are being seen throughout society. “Some figures of power and influence are sketching the next step,” he told THE EPOCH TIMES, “labeling large segments of society as ‘extremists’ and potential terrorists who need to be ‘deprogrammed.’”

Indeed, that's just the way John Brennan was talking. And who are the 'extremists'? Why, Trump supporters, of course. And the feds don’t even have to silence them, as Big Tech in the form of Facebook and Google are eager to do their dirty work for them.

As Peter Svab has previously pointed out, the so-called “fact”-checkers at Facebook are dominated by left-leaning organizations. Here’s how the certification process works.

He asks the question, “Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?” Well, in this newsletter, WE often do, and we’d put the objectivity of our two-person research staff up against that of all the "certified" members of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Svab quotes Richard Shorten in “Modernism and Totalitarianism: Rethinking the Intellectual Sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the Present”: The element “that holds totalitarianism together as a composite of intellectual elements” is the ambition of fundamentally reimagining society –- “the intention to create a New Man.” This is why then-candidate Obama’s comment in 2008 that we were “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” was so disturbing to some of us even at that time.

Democrats hardly mention “compromise” any longer and now demand one-party rule. Former FBI Director James Comey recently said the Republican Party needs to be “burned down or changed.”

So, how do we fight back? First, we must remember that we as individuals have unalienable, natural, sacred rights, given to us by GOD. Even someone whose belief in God is shaky or nonexistent should consider the rights themselves to be sacred and precious.

The short answer to how we stop this: Leftists can’t fulfill their dream of being dictators if HALF THE COUNTRY refuses to allow it.


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Joe Biden

January 21, 2021

Wednesday, Joe Biden was Inaugurated President. You can watch the ceremony here, if you like.

And here is a transcript of his speech.

On the whole, I thought it was a good speech. He hit the right notes on unity, urging people to turn down the partisan heat and stop attacking people for holding different views, and saying he wanted to be a President of all Americans. He mentioned George Washington instead of canceling him, quoted the Bible and used the phrase “under God,” three things that might risk getting him canceled by some of his own supporters. I could have lived without some of the digs at his political opponent and America’s “systemic racism,” which were at odds with the unity and reconciliation theme of the speech. But then, I expected to get a lot more of that, so the overall tone was a pleasant surprise.

Still, talk is cheap. Let’s see if it’s backed up by policies that respect all Americans’ beliefs and rights to free speech and freedom of religion. I will pray for America, stay optimistic and hope for the best, but so far, I’m not encouraged that the Biden policies will live up to the rhetoric.


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I don’t think there will be any arguments about whether Biden's Inaugural crowd was bigger than Trump’s or Obama’s. The ceremony attendance was eerily sparse, due to the coronavirus and the fear of some sort of attack. Fortunately, all the fences, razor wire and National Guard troops managed to hold back the invisible army of imaginary insurrectionist Trump supporters.

As I expected, there was no massive violent demonstration. The vast majority of Trump supporters are law-abiding, patriotic Americans. After a year of lecturing us not to blame the peaceful protesters for the actions of a small number of violent rioters, the Democrats spent the past two weeks hysterically blaming 75 million peaceful Trump supporters for the actions of a handful of violent idiots at the Capitol.

The massive show of security at the Inaugural was a gross overreaction born out of either paranoia or political theater. Either way, it proved unnecessary, as most Trump supporters found something better to do than cause trouble (like going to their jobs.) This went mostly unmentioned by the liberal press, but not by conservative media.


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I’ve never been a fan of political boycotts of companies. I figure they mostly just harm innocent employees, and I think it’s un-American to refuse to do business with someone just because they hold different views from me. So even though I knew, say, Starbucks, was a liberal company, I liked their coffee, so I still bought it in airports.

But what we are currently seeing from corporate America isn’t just a liberal tilt among the management ranks. It’s an all-out war on conservative vendors and customers, in blatant disregard for civil rights or good business practices. They are doing what I always urged people to avoid: trying to harm people just for having a different viewpoint. That’s vicious intolerance and open bigotry, not to mention restraint of trade.

We’ve seen it happen to Parler and other companies and individuals, who are losing their jobs, businesses and access to necessary services, just because they speak their minds and don’t toe the leftist line. So it’s time for conservatives to stand up against that and force a stop to it by using the most potent weapon we have: the power of the purse.


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One of the most outrageous examples of this I’ve seen so far is the targeting of Mike Lindell, founder of MyPillow, for his support of President Trump and for him daring to voice distrust in the recent election. This week, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Wayfair and HEB all severed ties with MyPillow and will no longer carry its products.

MyPillow is a proudly US-based company that employs over 1600 Americans. These retailers who are banning their products don’t seem to care how they might harm those American workers. They are free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I haven’t heard of any of them banning products from China, a nation that oppresses its citizens; shuts down churches; denies free speech; uses social media to enforce strict behavior and speech limits; imprisons political dissidents and condones slave labor (aside from the slave labor, I suddenly see why US leftists seem to admire China so much.) Nor have I heard of them banning products from companies run by Democrats who’ve spent the past four years promoting proven false claims that the 2016 election was stolen by Russia.

So these stores will carry products from China, but not American-made products because they disapprove of the political beliefs of the company’s owner and want to punish him for exercising his right to free speech to express an opinion about the election that tens of millions of Americans agree with.

Mike Lindell has an amazing and inspiring life story. Having suffered the anguish of addiction and risen to great success through his faith in God, he has been quoted as saying, “My passion is to give back, it’s always been to help people. I had all kinds of adversity. I feel very blessed to get through — by the very grace of God — to where I’m at, and my heart is to help people.” And that he has done, in abundance.

MyPillow is famous for its charitable efforts, including giving thousands of pillows to charities, for homeless shelters, natural disaster relief, hospitals, the Salvation Army, the Wounded Warrior Project and others. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Lindell was among the first to voluntarily convert his factory to creating masks to alleviate the shortage. I thought Democrats were crazy about masks, but they certainly have zero gratitude for the man who provided those masks to them.

Have any of these morally-superior retailers done half as much to help their fellow humans as Mike Lindell has?

To cite just a few examples from the November election, in Texas, Trump got nearly 5.9 million votes. There are 20 Bed, Bath and Beyond stores in the state. With brick and mortar retailers struggling to stay afloat, can they really afford to infuriate 5.9 million potential customers? HEB is a Texas-based company. Do they think nearly 6 million of their fellow Texans are insurrectionists for supporting Trump and being suspicious of the election results?

Even in a state that Trump lost heavily, California, there are 19 Kohl's stores and over 6 million Trump voters. Is it good business to virtue-signal that you don’t want their dirty money? Because it is entirely within their power to withhold it and let these companies try to stay in business by selling fine linens and housewares to leftist Twitter trolls who live in vans, dorm rooms and their moms’ basements.

If you decide to do that, you might want to let them know through their websites and social media pages exactly why. If you are a stockholder in any of these companies, you should definitely let them know that you strongly disapprove of their executives prioritizing leftist groupthink and anti-America hostility to freedom of speech and thought over maximizing profits and carrying American-made products.

In the meantime, you can always order MyPillow’s many fine products (it’s not just pillows) direct from www.mypillow.com.

And while it might be impossible to avoid all “woke” companies, this blogger has compiled a list of the 12 big corporations most openly hostile to conservatives, in case you don’t want to give them your money so they can use it to buy clubs to beat you with (at least one might surprise you.) It also offers some alternatives more deserving of your support.


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The brainless January 6 attack on the Capitol was a gift to the left, giving the incoming administration an excuse to treat all Trump supporters, going forward, as domestic terrorists. So it should come as no surprise that President Joseph Robinette Biden, in his inaugural address on Wednesday, declared war on domestic terror.

Will definitions be twisted to enable this war to be waged against all those who supported Trump? Will 75 million Americans now be opposed in the same ways we opposed al-Qaeda after 9/11? And what does that do for “unity”?


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Former CIA Director and world-class dangerous person John Brennan gave his impression of this “war” on MSNBC, where he now works: “...The members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas, where they germinate in different parts of the country, and they gain strength, and it brings together an ‘unholy alliance,’ frequently, of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians. And unfortunately, I think there has been this momentum that has been generated as a result of, unfortunately, the demagogic rhetoric of people that have just departed government, but also those who continue in the halls of Congress.”

Let’s break that down. Brennan says the Biden team is now moving in “laser-like fashion” to uncover what “looks very similar” to overseas “insurgency” movements.

"Laser-like”: A laser is quick and focused. In other words, no time for judicial review and due process.

"Looks very similar”: It doesn’t have to BE an insurgency, just give the appearance of one to the people in charge.

"Insurgency”: This loose term may be applied at will. A peaceful protest held to question, say, the outcome of the election would be labeled by many –- including social media, which has the power to censor –- as an insurgency that must be held in check because it might “incite violence.”

"Unholy alliance”: This means groups that might not agree with each other on most things but happen to be on the same side about a particular issue. If no differentiation is made, an innocent group might be considered guilty by association. They wouldn’t even have to associate to be lumped together.

"Religious extremists”: Who are the extremists? Depending on who’s talking, socially-conservative Baptists and Catholics might be considered extremist, while far-left Muslims and militant atheists might not be, simply because their politics are approved by those in charge. Never mind the First Amendment; it’s the politics that will decide how various faiths are treated.

"Authoritarians”: Again, who are the real authoritarians? It seems to me we have people in control now who relish their new power and the idea of running everything way, way too much, and I’m talking about you, Nancy Pelosi and AOC. Among numerous others.

"Fascists”: At least here in America, this word applies most truthfully to those who claim to be “anti-fascist.” But who gets to decide where to slap that “fascist” label? And what if they’ve already dictated that Trump supporters will be the ones labeled fascists, even though the real fascists are the ones burning down buildings and trashing their enemies’ civil rights?

"Bigots/racists”: In the switched-around world of 2021, either of these terms can be used to refer to people who criticize the “anti-racist” movement, even to condemn those of us who think it’s best to be color-blind. If I’m the one talking, the “anti-racist” movement, so-called Critical Race Theory, is the most racist thing to come along since Jim Crow laws. But I’m not the one talking –- not in the halls of government, anyway. And not in public education and the universities. Also, it doesn't help that anyone who supported Trump is automatically labeled a racist.

"Nativists”: This word can be used to describe anyone who just wants to put America first. And –- aha –- all the people who wanted to build a wall and “Make America Great Again.” Anti-immigrant! Bad people!

"Libertarians”: These are people who want as limited a government as realistically possible and all the protections that the Constitution was intended to provide. To the current government, these might be the most dangerous people of all, especially when teamed with fed-up Republicans who lean that way. If they can be lumped in with extremists, fascists and bigots, so much the better.

I"ll translate the rest of what he said: These groups gained “momentum” from Trump-style rhetoric during the past four years, and unfortunately we still have some members of Congress who engage in that. His implication: We need to get those people out.

So, will the new administration be “moving in laser-like fashion” towards getting those people out of office? And will part of their new domestic “war” be to criminalize all of the above, with THEM writing the definitions?

Glenn Greenwald has a stunning and very important, must-read piece, available at substack.com, on this new war the left plans to wage on domestic terror.

By the way, Greenwald leans left politically, so does that make ours an “unholy alliance”? No, it does not! Read his piece, and it’s clear who the real authoritarians are. Hint: it’s not Trump supporters.


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However, there were violent demonstrations against Biden, only they came from the far left. In Seattle, Portland and Denver, Antifa mobs staged demonstrations that included assaults, burning the American flag, vandalizing a Democratic Party headquarters and multiple arrests. You can see a lengthy round-up with photos here:

And here’s more

Note: not a MAGA cap in the bunch. Their profane banners included one reading, “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge” with a drawing of a semi-automatic rifle. (Note to Nancy Pelosi: Now, THAT’S violent insurrectionist rhetoric.) Others boldly declared, “We are ungovernable!” Somehow, I get the feeling that’s about to change.

All through the year, radical left anarchists like this were able to riot, loot, attack and burn to their hearts’ content, knowing that local Democrats would protect them, while national politicians and media would conveniently blame their violence on Trump, while also calling him Hitler if he did anything to stop their violence.

They don’t seem to realize that everything changed at 1pm EST, Wednesday. Those troops that Nancy Pelosi called “stormtroopers” when they were stopping the Antifa thugs from attacking federal buildings, businesses and police during the election campaign are now “defenders of democracy against violent insurrectionists,” and Pelosi poses for selfies with them. In fact, she thinks there aren’t enough of them – oh, and that they need machine guns.

I have a feeling that the Antifa punks are soon to discover that their free ride is over. They’ve outlived their usefulness. Now, they’re just a nuisance, a source of bad press that spoils the “unity/Kumbaya/We’re all overjoyed Joe is President” narrative. Republicans have no interest in saving them from the Democrats, and Democrats will no longer protect them from Republicans.

They may think they’re “ungovernable,” but they’re not. They just became expendable.


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From Carrie:

[The] Tlaib and the "Squad" letter is also endorsed by the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) and the leftist organizations Demand Progress, Free Press and Win Without War. Governor, you say you agree with these people, but I think that is a bit naive.

CAIR would not want the U.S. government knowing what they do, as CAIR is a front for funding Hamas and other terrorist groups of Arabs. The others are extreme progressives and harmful to sane governance. Those who oppose the surveillance have things to hide.

Tlaib, friend and defender of Farrahkan, has danced wearing the Palestinian flag. Omar is openly anti-Semitic, cheats and lies about everything to do with herself and her official and personal positions. Presley is a racist of the first order. AOC, whose mouth works before she understands what she's saying –- all of these despicable and ignorant women are backing this cause because it affects some of their own underhanded, perhaps scurrilous doings.

From the Gov:

Not naive, Carrie –- just curious about what it is specifically that they no doubt are hiding that gives them a reason to agree, just this once, with Constitution-loving conservatives. That’s the part we’ve “missed.” And it would explain why, in this case, "even a broken clock is right twice a day."

I featured your letter because it’s good to raise the points you do about these organizations and the far-left members of “The Squad.” Don’t think we’ve forgotten any of these. (I might disagree, however, with your observation that Ilhan Omar doesn’t understand what she's saying. It’s more likely that she understands perfectly well what she's saying and just assumes she can get away with her conniving –- which, so far, she has.)

People who oppose government surveillance do so for one of two reasons: 1) They stand, on principle, for civil liberties as outlined in the Constitution, or 2) they don't share those principles but, as you put it, “have things to hide.” The ones who are focused on reason #2 are using reason #1 for cover. That's surely what is happening here –- in this instance, making radical leftists appear, bizarrely, to side with constitutionalists. They will hide behind the Bill Of Rights while abusing the civil liberties of others if it suits their purposes and they think they can get away with it.

Applying that reasoning to this situation, perhaps they want to temper the coming crackdown on Trump supporters not because they care about the rights of Trump supporters but because they fear that they themselves might somehow get caught in that net.

Thanks for writing. But, no, our original observation was not made out of naivete.


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