Advertisement

President Biden must’ve gone off-script yesterday because he finally said something about Cuba, and communism in general, that I agree with:

"Communism is a failed system, universally failed system, and I don't see socialism as a very useful substitute, but that's another story."

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/07/15/squad-bernie-hardest-hit-president-biden-denounces-communism-says-socialism-isnt-a-very-useful-substitute/

Dana Loesch’s response, which you can see at the link, is a bit more accurate and much blunter, so I’ll let you click to read that. I’ll just agree with her that it’s more than a failure, it’s a vicious, inhuman system that’s been responsible for oppression, starvation and mass murder everywhere it’s been tried. Let’s hope this statement is a baby step toward Biden realizing the full truth about communism and actually doing something to help people who are trying to stand up against it in places like Cuba and Hong Kong.

In the meantime, I expect Bernie Sanders and the Squad to remain as silent about this latest Biden quote as they have been about all those Cubans rising up against their tyrannical socialist government.

Related: Here is one of Kurt Schichter’s typically hilarious but brutal commentaries about Cuba and why our elite leaders would rather side with the socialist dictators than the freedom-demanding people.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/15/the-cuban-freedom-protest-is-awkward-for-our-garbage-elite-n2592499

Schlichter goes down a checklist of recent actions by our own federal government that sound eerily like the nation that Cubans want to flee: Controlling information and debate, targeting political opponents with law enforcement, encouraging children to report thought crimes by their parents to the government, etc. He arrives at this chilling conclusion:

“Look at Cuba today, and you see America tomorrow.” Except that Americans still have the power to prevent that, if they’ll just get together and do it.

I might have to ask Kurt Schlichter about this topic when he’s my guest this weekend on “Huckabee” on TBN.

Instapundit has a round-up of the latest polls on election reforms that President Biden claims are the greatest assault on Democracy since the Civil War. I guess a lot of people want to reenact the Civil War, since it turns out that 57% want ballot harvesting banned, 70% want all mail-in ballots received by Election Day, and 76% support having to show a photo ID before voting.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/461788/

Also, after taking a dip in 2019, confidence in the police has rebounded among black Americans. Meanwhile, confidence in the justice system (i.e., the DA’s and courts) is very low across all racial groups.

https://www.westernjournal.com/poll-black-americans-confidence-police-surges-dipping-2020/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

At the link, analysts say people have realized that the left’s “bail reform” is a failure that’s turning criminals loose to victimize people over and over; that Biden’s proposals to reduce crime are just pandering to the far-left who want to dismantle police; and that the pendulum has swung from “Defund the police” to “Wait a minute: we need more and better policing to stop this crime wave!”

If only someone had been able to predict that defunding the police and letting criminals out of jail would lead to a crime wave. Well, I guess we can’t expect our leaders to be psychic. It would be nice, though, if we could count on them not to be psychotic.

A New York City school principal is under investigation and may lose her job because she allegedly let her hostility toward white people inspire her to try to divide the faculty by race to get the minorities to conspire with her to fire white teachers.

https://www.westernjournal.com/nyc-principal-allegedly-conspires-oust-white-teachers-move-backfires-may-get-boot-instead/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Here’s the good news in the story: 83% of the teaching staff – including whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Jews – signed a complaint against the principal, saying she’s a vindictive bigot who tried to divide them against each other by race, and they “no longer have confidence” in her ability to lead the school.

I would like to believe that about 83% of teachers in a lot of schools realize how poisonous all this racial division is but are afraid to speak up out of fear of the loud-mouthed 17%. Let’s hope they take inspiration from these teachers of all races who had enough and dared to say, “No more!”

As brave pro-freedom protesters continue to rally in Cuba, some Americans are bravely standing up for Cuba’s communist dictators. For instance, it was noted that two years ago, the creator of the 1619 Project, who “don’t know much about history” (to quote the great Sam Cooke), proved she also don’t know much about anything else by praising the Cuban government for solving the problem of racism.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/14/communism-solved-racism-in-cuba-1619-project-founder-claimed-n1461899

Nikole Hannah-Jones said, “If you want to see the most equal multi-racial democ--…It’s not a democracy — the most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba.”

And she would be wrong (although kudos to her for actually recognizing that Cuba's not a democracy.) You’d think Cuba’s government would be colorblind and oppress all races equally, but even that isn’t true. As I noted yesterday, quoting an article at Townhall.com by Humberto Fontova, Cuba has imprisoned many more black political prisoners than apartheid-era South Africa and held them longer and under worse conditions than Nelson Mandela suffered.

https://townhall.com/columnists/humbertofontova/2021/06/19/rock-stars-blondie-cherish-their-financial-partnership-with-castro-regime-n2591197

Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter stirred outrage by praising Cuba’s communist government and blaming the US embargo for the Cuban people’s deprivations.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/black-lives-matter-blames-us-praises-cuban-regime-social-media-erupts

BLM tweeted that Cuba is being "punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination” and that Cuba has been an ally with "oppressed peoples of African descent" and protected "Black revolutionaries like Assata Shakur."

(Shakur, aka JoAnne Chesimard, was a convicted cop killer who escaped prison and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum as a thumb-in-the-eye to the US. In effect, she fled one prison for another.)

News flash to BLM: the Cuban people aren’t starving because the US won’t let them have food. They’re starving because communist systems always lead to decay, devolution and deprivation; and because, as the pro-freedom activists have made clear, if you’d bothered to listen to them, the dictators use food as a weapon, depriving people of it if they dare to protest. You know, like you’ve enriched yourselves by doing.

If you’re not like BLM or Ms. Jones and you want to know what’s really been going on in Cuba for a long time, how it led to this point, and how this uprising by the people against their oppressors has other would-be socialist tyrants with dreams of keeping the masses in line terrified, check out this MUST-READ article by Austin Bay…

https://strategypage.com/on_point/2021071420125.aspx

And this one by Antonio García Martínez, who delivers the shocking news to liberals who visited Cuba under Obama that they were duped by a fantasy and kept in “a Potemkin Air BnB” that bore no relation to the harsh reality of the lives of Cubans under a communist dictatorship. But then, American “progressives” must be used to living in reality-denying fantasy bubbles by now.

https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-real-cuba-isnt-a-potemkin-airbnb

Since AOC and other icons of young “Democratic socialists” are being eerily silent about the Cuban people’s uprising against socialist tyranny, I’d like to call attention to this excellent op-ed that came out last month on Townhall.com from Humberto Fontova.

https://townhall.com/columnists/humbertofontova/2021/06/19/rock-stars-blondie-cherish-their-financial-partnership-with-castro-regime-n2591197

I didn’t write about it then, but it’s suddenly become incredibly timely. Fontova begins by quoting singer Debbie Harry of the rock group Blondie, who recently performed in Havana as part of a four-day cultural exchange that was made into a film being shown outside Cuba. I’m sure the Cuban leaders think it’s great publicity for their regime.

Ms Harry mouths the typical fashionable comments of a liberal US celebrity: having previously declared that “Americans are suffering at the hands of President Trump” and denounced him as a “racist,” she lauded Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro as “fascinating, enigmatic political heroes and antiheroes in the United States for the most part. It was always very attractive to me…”

The rest of the article goes on to detail what Cuba and those “fascinating political heroes” were really like. It’s nothing like the dreamy image of Che on dorm room posters. For instance, did you know that Cuba imprisoned more black political prisoners for longer and under worse conditions than South Africa jailed Nelson Mandela? Or that 10 times the number of Cubans have died trying to escape Cuba than died trying to escape communist East Germany? Or that under her idol Fidel, simply being caught listening to “imperialist” rock music like her band makes could get you thrown into a forced labor camp guarded by machine gunners?

So why was Blondie welcomed? Because, as an unearthed Soviet KGB document from 1981 explained, “Cultural exchanges with foreign countries are our most effective propaganda.” In short, Blondie was played, and I don’t mean the records because that could get you thrown into prison in Cuba.

None of this is intended to pick on Ms Harry, who merely repeated the kind of propaganda that most showbiz liberals have been spoon-fed. But with the truth about Cuba and the way its socialist dictators have oppressed, starved and abused its people finally breaking through into the public consciousness, this is a great time to pull back the curtain and learn that it’s nothing new. It’s not because of COVID, or Trump’s sanctions, as the media would like you to believe. It’s longstanding communist tyranny and rot, the end result of all socialist regimes.

It’s time for all the Che and Fidel fans to take off their blinders and face the truth. This article is a great, eye-opening place to start.

Okay, folks. We have some reports out of Fulton County, Georgia, regarding an investigation into the vote count that’s been going on there for the past few weeks. Those who say there’s nothing to see are either not paying attention or trying to divert yours.

We've gone one more step or two on the trail to retrace what happened on Election Night in Fulton County. It appears that many ballots were scanned at least twice. One can do an A-B comparison and see that two scanned ballots are identical in the way they were filled out. In fact, there’s really no question that they’re the same ballot. But note this one important caveat: just because a ballot was scanned twice doesn’t prove it was counted twice. Still, if ballots WERE counted more than once, this is just what it would look like, as seen in a video from Tuesday.

https://twitter.com/TalkMullins/status/1414997696021209096

We all saw the security cam video of Election Night from the State Farm Arena in which election workers were feeding ballots into tabulation machines with no poll watchers at all. Again, I’m not saying it’s proven that ballots were counted twice –- but they could have been. The allegation is that entire batches were re-scanned and might have been counted more than once.

A group called VotersGA –- Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results in Georgia –- got a court order in late June to obtain higher-resolution scanned images of 147,000 mail-in ballots (not the ballots themselves) and now allege that the hand-count audit that has already been done in Fulton County is “riddled with massive errors and provable fraud.” Here’s a link to their claims.

https://voterga.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Press-Release-New-Evidence-Reveals-Georgia-Audit-Fraud-and-Massive-Errors.pdf

Attention would-be censors: we acknowledge that nothing we might say changes the outcome of the election. Joe Biden is the President of the United States. At the same time, if our system is to survive, we all have to have confidence in our elections going forward, and that is currently not the case. Sweeping the problems and suspected abuses under the rug is no way to earn that confidence. If there are issues that might affect election outcomes, we have to fix them.

So, to continue...as reported by THE EPOCH TIMES, the analysis by VotersGA showed that at least 36 batches of mail-in ballots were “added redundantly to the audit results.” Of those 4,255 votes, nearly 3,400 were for Biden.

And after audit tally sheets were finally turned over to them by Fulton County officials, they found seven sheets they believe were fabricated to show falsified vote totals. For example, a batch that would have gone 59 percent for Biden and 42 percent for Trump went 100 percent for Biden and 0 percent for Trump.

This is just one of the “massive audit errors” that Garland Favorito, founder of VotersGA, says they found. Recall the tiny sliver of difference between the vote counts for Biden and Trump in Georgia: out of over 4.9 million votes cast, Biden’s margin of victory was fewer than 12,000 votes statewide.

VoterGA had petitioned the court in late 2020, with Henry County Judge Brian Amero overseeing the case, to get clearance to inspect all the mail-in ballots, alleging that fraud had taken place. (Favorito was one of those who said they’d personally seen wrongdoing.) If you’d like some background, this report in THE EPOCH TIMES from a few weeks back will help.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/we-need-an-audit-georgia-lawyer-on-latest-fulton-county-updates_3870804.html

Note that petitioners had wanted to go to the county’s ballot storage warehouse and observe as workers scanned the ballots at higher resolution and that Judge Amero had said they could, but later canceled the visit after Fulton County filed motions to dismiss the case. At every turn, Fulton County officials have been trying to block any look at the actual ballots.

Recall the security breach that happened at that warehouse. Of course, we were assured that none of the ballots had been “stolen or compromised.”

https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/officials-ballots-not-breached-in-fulton-election-warehouse-alarm-incident/article_c4b64aa8-c3db-11eb-9709-cb4b05acc90d.html

Lawyers for Fulton County argued that petitioners lack standing (the go-to argument to try to stop investigation), that they did not file in the proper way for the relief they seek, and promised that “the county will not count counterfeit ballots in future elections.” Pinky swear?

Judge Amero did dismiss several claims brought against county officials on grounds of “sovereign immunity,” but he allowed the five members of the Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections to be named. They might act as though they’re sovereign, but they apparently don’t qualify for immunity.

At the state level, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who has claimed there was no “widespread fraud” in the 2020 election, is referring complaints to Fulton County, but Rep. Jody Hice, who is challenging him in the next Republican primary, has called on him to resign. “In Fulton County, there is now undeniable proof of voter irregularity if not outright voter fraud,” Hice asserted.

Favorito said elected officials have known about the discrepancies they’ve found “for a long, long time” and have been covering it up.

A report in THE POST MILLENNIAL offers a good summary of what’s going on in Fulton County, and includes Tucker Carlson’s segment on it from Wednesday night.

https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-tucker-carlson-says-mail-in-ballots-were-double-counted-in-georgia

TELL THE GOVERNOR WHAT YOU THINK, LEAVE HIM A COMMENT BELOW!