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They Were Wrong

September 17, 2020

A hat tip to Stephen Green of PJ Media for reminding us of this typically pompous, condescending and wrongheaded pronouncement by former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry, most recently seen lecturing us at the Democratic Convention about how Trump is totally botching foreign policy. In 2017, Kerry predicted that if Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, it would ignite a violent uprising in the Middle East that nobody would be able to control.

In fact, like everything John Kerry says with utter self-assurance, this was laughably incorrect. There was no violent uprising, Trump has just overseen landmark peace deals between Israel and Bahrain and the UAE, and he says nine more Arab nations may soon join in those deals. Another reminder: Kerry brokered Obama’s brilliant Iran nuclear deal that involved giving the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism billions of dollars in exchange for unenforceable pinky-swear promises that they wouldn’t use it to build nuclear weapons.

And yet none of this record of being wrong-wrong-wrong will penetrate the thick skulls of the media talking heads who continue to tell us that we must restore the Obama-Biden Administration to power because Trump is screwing up our foreign policy by…what, not launching enough pointless wars or enriching our enemies enough? Not getting our troops killed for no reason? Bringing too much peace to the Middle East? Well, electing them again will certainly put a stop to all that!

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?

Money to Burn

September 15, 2020

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg could be using his vast fortune to help his struggling hometown of New York City, but instead, he’s using it to try to inflict all its problems on the entire nation by electing Joe Biden and his crew of DeBlasio-like handlers to the White House. You’d think he could look at what’s happened to the city he used to run and realize the disaster that occurs when you put leftists in charge of anything, but apparently he’s blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome.

In what’s actually a good sign for Trump (the Democrats must be really nervous about the internal polls they’re seeing), Bloomberg has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on ads to try to help Biden bamboozle the voters of Florida (Democrats hate when billionaires influence elections, except when it's their billionaires.)

While I’m concerned about how many lies can be spewed with $100 million, I have to point out that just because Bloomberg is selling his snake oil, that doesn’t mean people are buying. During his disastrous Presidential bid, he blew more than $1 billion. He ended up winning 55 delegates, who cost him $18 million each. Or put another way, he paid $241 for each vote he won. Still, at that rate, $100 million could buy nearly 415,000 votes, if people are dumb enough to believe his advertising. Of course, it’s possible that most of the people who voted for Bloomberg only did it in hopes that if he became President, he’d stop interrupting every YouTube video they were trying to watch.

Naturally, President Trump had a reaction on Twitter, and it was as blunt and to the point as ever:

“I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead.”

Big Salute

September 15, 2020

A big salute to Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert, for daring to go against the far-left, anti-cop flow of the current NFL. The League allowed players to put the names of people allegedly affected by “systemic racism” on their uniforms (after previously refusing to allow salutes to heroes like the Dallas cops who were killed by a sniper while protecting people who were protesting them.) Eifert took advantage of the new rules by putting the name David Dorn on his helmet.

Dorn was the retired St. Louis police captain who was working as a security guard and who was murdered in cold blood by rioters/looters.

The story notes how brave it was of Eifert to choose to honor Dorn, which tells you a lot that’s sad and infuriating about the current state of the NFL.

If anyone else in the NFL would like to honor people whose lives truly were affected in the most extreme way by racist violence, there are a growing number of them, some police and some just law-abiding citizens, who have been murdered or severely injured by rioters and looters under the BLM/Antifa banners.

Meanwhile, in a hopeful sign that people are finally coming to their senses and realizing that you can’t judge a book by its cover (you can put the dust jacket of “Bambi” over “The Communist Manifesto,” but it’s still “The Communist Manifesto”), the Premiere Soccer League just became the first sports league to remove the BLM logo from their uniforms after waking up to what that group actually stands for. It’s a small start, but it’s a start. Let’s hope the NBA, NFL and MLB get their eyes opened to reality soon, before they cease to exist.

And in more hopeful “We’re fed up to the eyeballs with this garbage” news, more than 10,000 scholars and academics have signed “The Philadelphia Statement,” standing up against the “cancel culture” and the poisonous leftist tyranny that exists on America’s campuses. Granted, they’re conservative and libertarian academics, but at least someone is finally organizing to present a united front of opposition. I’m old enough to remember when it would have been liberal academics who stood up for free speech and the right to debate ideas openly without fear of violence, repression and reprisal. But then, I recently became eligible for Medicare.

Voting Begins

September 15, 2020

Believe it or not, thanks to mail-in voting, people are already casting votes for President. Voting this early is a very bad idea if you want to cast an informed vote, which is one of many reasons why Democrats like it. We haven’t even seen the first debate (if we ever do see a debate, which remains to be seen.) Biden’s supporters are desperately casting around for some reason for him not to debate. They seem to have landed on “Trump is a lying liar who lies, so poor Honest Joe would have to ‘correct’ all his falsehoods.” Or to put it another way, Trump will say things Biden disagrees with, and he’ll have to try to refute him, which is also known as “A DEBATE.”

To push this pablum, they’re repeating the nonsensical claim that Trump has told over 20,000 lies. To arrive at that number, the leftist media basically declares everything that Trump says to be a “lie,” including opinions they disagree with, irrelevant details, hyperbole for rhetorical effect, obvious jokes and things that are plainly true but they don’t like to hear them.

They never seem to remember, however, that “Honest Joe” Biden has built his entire career on false claims about his resume, plagiarizing other people’s life stories and speeches, and enriching his relatives through their connections to his office. This isn’t a matter of interpretation: one of his previous presidential bids crashed and burned specifically because he was caught plagiarizing someone else’s speech and biography. So far in just this campaign, he’s claimed to be in favor of banning fracking, then denied it; in favor of defunding police, then denied it, then claimed Trump wants to do it; against shutting down travel from China, then in favor of it; for mandatory mask-wearing, then against it; and for the “peaceful protesters,” then against the violence they were committing the entire time he was claiming they were peaceful.

If that’s your idea of “honest, no malarkey straight talk,” then check out these eight “big whoppers” that should disqualify him from the Presidency if he thinks that liars don’t belong there.

Finally, as long as we're being scrupulously honest, here’s Howie Carr with a list of recent comments by Biden that the media failed to report. I think this is the real, honest reason why Joe’s supporters are as scared of letting him debate as they are of assaulting a Trump supporter who isn’t over the age of 80.