The New Regime Takes Over

For the first time in this country, American’s voices are silenced, our enterprises taken down if we dare to oppose government. Twitter and other social media giants banned the President of the United states from their sites. Cities and businesses are ending contracts with the President. Trump supporters are losing their jobs and their businesses. Its all-out war on millions of American citizens for our political views.

Example: Parler founder, John Matze, built a social media site to rival Twitter. But there’s one major difference; Parler offers free speech.

There are going to be no fact checkers, says Matz . You’re not going to be told what to think and what to say. A police officer isn’t going to arrest you if you say the wrong opinion.”

The site exploded when Twitter booted President Trump. But Twitter is king of social media and you don’t outdo the king. So Twitter’s comrade, Jeff Bezos, kicked Parler off their Amazon servers, took them off-line.

From Amazon’s notice to Parler:

“Amazon Web Service (AWS) “cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,”

In other words, uncensored sites aren’t welcome in the new Regime. This clampdown on free speech comes on the heels of a successful coup d’état that cancelled free elections. President Trump was elected in 2016 to bring back jobs, remove job-killing regulations, and defend our Constitutional rights. He did that and so much more which is why Americans re-elected him in a landslide.

But Democrats pushed a mail-in ballot scheme to process counterfeit ballots, kept election monitors at bay, and disregarded ballot verification in order to rig the election. The President’s team scrambled to prove the fraud but governors, secretaries of state, and judges blocked every move until it was too late.

On Jan 6th, Congress met to certify the election. Outside hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered to protest the illegal certification.

The Regime knew in advance that massive numbers of protestors would be at the Capitol. They set up a false flag event, a violent attack on the Capitol purportedly by Trump supporters. A false flag” is an operation conducted by one party or government and made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government”.

This false flag event was then used to smear the President and his supporters. Nancy Pelosi explains the ‘smear’ and tells how the ‘wrap-up smear’ is deployed.

“You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you (media) write it, and then they say, ‘See, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this, and this.’ So they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.’”

So the falsehood of this smear is that there was a patriot mob, an insurrection, and that President Trump incited the violence. This particular smear accomplishes three objectives: Changed the subject, Biden was certified without discussion, without proof of fraud broadcast on national television. Fake news is able to use the smear to damage President Trump, impeach him and potentially strip him of his Presidency. The Regime and their media use the smear to label Trump supporters/patriots as dangerous terrorists.

As a bonus, government’s able to use the threat of violence to make the Capitol an impenetrable fortress and to justify deployment of national guard, state patrols, even SWAT teams around state capitols. These forces are there to apprehend and arrest dangerous protestors aka citizens exercising their 1st Amendment rights. Dr. Martin Luther King called out this kind of clampdown on our Constitutional rights.

“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country. . . But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Regime’s end goal is to own the United States outright, to rule the people, take our wealth as their own, and wield or leverage our massive power. The Regime is accomplishing this takeover using the lie that Joe Biden won the election. And too many who are convinced of the lie will stand with the usurpers.

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion”’ – Edmund Burke

But such tyranny is exactly why the Founders declared our independence over 200 years ago. They themselves suffered oppression under the iron-fisted rule of King George. To break free of the abuse, they wrote and signed The Declaration of Independence knowing that under British law they were committing high treason.

Yet these glorious words were penned:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

The Declaration doesn’t guarantee us life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. But it does guarantee that we have God-given inalienable rights meaning those rights cannot be taken away.

But we must defend those rights. The men who gave us a government by the people paid a high price for daring to proclaim independence

“Nine of the 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured as traitors, then died. Two had sons serving in the Revolutionary Army who died.”

Others who had been wealthy had their property seized, burned, and looted. Some had to live out the remainder of their lives moving their family from place to place to avoid capture. Many died in poverty.

These men sacrificed all not for themselves but for those who would come after, for us. It’s now our duty to pay it forward, to defend American’s rights for future generations.

This coup is an open attack on the United States of America to usurp our President. We must defend our Constitution. We must protest, peacefully as we always have, in massive numbers as we always have. We must recall the complicit governors, secretaries of state, and judges who facilitated the coup. Then we must restore free elections in our cities and state. But time is of the essence. Every day the Regime tightens their grip on our people.

In Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” address, he stressed the “fierce urgency of Now”. He warned that now is not the time to “engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. . Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission.” – George Washington.

Peggy Ryan, Canada Free Press

Ayn Rand on the Tyranny of the “Common Good”

The tribal notion of “the common good” has served as the moral justification of most social systems—and of all tyrannies—in history. The degree of a society’s enslavement or freedom corresponded to the degree to which that tribal slogan was invoked or ignored.

“The common good” (or “the public interest”) is an undefined and undefinable concept: there is no such entity as “the tribe” or “the public”; the tribe (or the public or society) is only a number of individual men. Nothing can be good for the tribe as such; “good” and “value” pertain only to a living organism—to an individual living organism—not to a disembodied aggregate of relationships.

“The common good” is a meaningless concept, unless taken literally, in which case its only possible meaning is: the sum of the good of all the individual men involved. But in that case, the concept is meaningless as a moral criterion: it leaves open the question of what is the good of individual men and how does one determine it?

It is not, however, in its literal meaning that that concept is generally used. It is accepted precisely for its elastic, undefinable, mystical character which serves, not as a moral guide, but as an escape from morality. Since the good is not applicable to the disembodied, it becomes a moral blank check for those who attempt to embody it.

When “the common good” of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals. It is tacitly assumed, in such cases, that “the common good” means “the good of the majority” as against the minority or the individual. Observe the significant fact that that assumption is tacit: even the most collectivized mentalities seem to sense the impossibility of justifying it morally. But “the good of the majority,” too, is only a pretense and a delusion: since, in fact, the violation of an individual’s rights means the abrogation of all rights, it delivers the helpless majority into the power of any gang that proclaims itself to be “the voice of society” and proceeds to rule by means of physical force, until deposed by another gang employing the same means.

If one begins by defining the good of individual men, one will accept as proper only a society in which that good is achieved and achievable. But if one begins by accepting “the common good” as an axiom and regarding individual good as its possible but not necessary consequence (not necessary in any particular case), one ends up with such a gruesome absurdity as Soviet Russia, a country professedly dedicated to “the common good,” where, with the exception of a minuscule clique of rulers, the entire population has existed in subhuman misery for over two generations.

The Wisdom of Richard Henry Lee

THE recent explosion in the reach of federal government has made limits on federal power once again the central political issue. Unfortunately, ignorance of our founding severely impoverishes that discussion. A good example is Richard Henry Lee.

Lee made the motion calling for the colonies’ independence. He was a leader in the Continental Congresses, including as president. He was elected senator from Virginia, despite opposing the Constitution’s ratification for lacking “a better bill of rights.” Particularly important were Lee’s Letters from the Federal Farmer, an important impetus to the Bill of Rights.

Today, when what the federal government is permitted to do is again central, his arguments merit reconsideration. I can consent to no government, which … is not calculated equally to preserve the rights of all orders of men. A free and enlightened people … will not resign all their rights to those who govern, and they will fix limits to their legislators and rulers…[who] will know they cannot be passed.

[Hope] cannot justify the impropriety of giving powers, the exercise of which prudent men will not attempt, and imprudent men will … exercise only in a manner destructive of free government. Why … unnecessarily leave a door open to improper regulations?

We cannot form a general government in which all power can be safely lodged. Should the general government…[employ] a system of influence, the government will take every occasion to multiply laws … props for its own support.

Vast powers of laying and collecting internal taxes in a government … would be … abused by imprudent and designing men.

We ought not … commit the many to the mercy, prudence, and moderation of the few. National laws ought to yield to inalienable or fundamental rights—and … should extend only to a few national objects.

Men who govern will … construe laws and constitutions most favorably for increasing their own powers; all wise and prudent people … have drawn the line, and carefully described the powers parted with and the powers reserved … what rights are established as fundamental, and must not be infringed upon. Our countrymen are entitled … to a government of laws and not of men … if the constitution … be vague and unguarded, then we depend wholly on the prudence, wisdom and moderation of those who manage the affairs of government… uncertain and precarious.

Liberty, in its genuine sense, is security to enjoy the effects of our honest industry and labors, in a free and mild government. The people have a right to hold and enjoy their property according to known standing laws, and which cannot be taken from them without their consent.

In free governments, the people … follow their own private pursuits, and enjoy the fruits of their labor with very small deductions for the public use. Our true object is … to render force as little necessary as possible.

The powers delegated to the government must be precisely defined… that, by no reasonable construction, they can be made to invade the rights and prerogatives intended to be left in the people.

While Free Speech is Possibly Still Free, My Take on Where We Stand

Democrat liberals have neither the ability to be gracious losers or winners. The media and liberal, radical, progressive never Trumpers are bullies, liars, cheaters, frauds, and humorless mentally ill.

These are the PC police, demanding we all conform or die. They are for gun free zones and refuse to allow us to protect our children with armed security in schools. Thank Joe for that!

They are the ones that don’t allow kids a childhood where they can learn to fail and succeed, expand their imagination, fall off their bikes, play outside, get dirty, be mad, have best friends, scrape their knees, get in trouble, hug each other and their teachers, and solve problems on their own.

They’re the weasels who invade our privacy, yet demand theirs. They lack respect and manners and look for things to be offended about every waking moment. They reject the concept of a sovereign nation with protected borders while living behind private walls. They work on taking away our second amendment rights while enjoying armed security for themselves.

They erase and alter our history. They are our nation’s very own version of the Taliban, silencing our music, editing our words, exalting violence in their entertainment, are pro-abortion and anti-death penalty. They demean our virtues, tear down our monuments, teach our children their mantra – not how to evaluate ideas, emasculate and feminize our men. These are the assassins of joy, humor, laughter, and fun.

The same bunch who told us PWJBC using his position of power to have oral sex with a young woman who worked for him, and shove cigars up her hoohaw in the Oval Office, and then wagged his finger at us saying he did not have sex with her, was a private matter and okay. They are the same moral authorities who said it was just about sex, and wail at the idea of PDJT possibly having extra-marital sex. The only one who might have an opinion about that is his wife.

This crew of know it alls are the ones who are all inclusive and tell us what words we can use, what food we can eat, what to think, believe, dislike, etc. Unless we disagree. Then we are shut down, banned, fired, and told to shut up, accept everything they say or be ruined.

They are the pompom girls for the 4% of the population that are gay or sexually confused. They have elevated that group to the norm, and ridiculed the rest of us who don’t practice that lifestyle.

They are the champions of criminals, murderers of babies, malevolent monitors and managers of the American people, arbiters and silencers of speech.

These regulators of toilet paper have never had the misfortune of two-ply failure and touching their own excrement when using the dictated one sheet.

These are the death to religion: mocking and squashing Christians, Jews, and Buddhists, while exalting the religion that vows it will erase all non believers, and regularly maims, tortures, and kills its own. They despise our culture, our Constitution, our anthem, our history, our flag. It’s never about ideas or how to do the best things for America. Instead it is denigrating the opposition personally.

They run as conservatives to win elections and then vote as liberals, arriving with little and once in power, pocket fortunes. They claim to be the saviors of the planet, saying we must do without, while their private limos, yachts, and jets idle air conditioned.

These are the idiots who don’t want anyone to ever lose, and are unable to accept that, by the rules of the game, PDJT won, and they lost. They lost! Their answer to losing is cheating their way to the White House, Congress, and the Senate.

PDJT has pretty much accomplished his promises save those he needed to have Congress to achieve. The next four years are going to be painful, but maybe necessary to gain back the House and Senate by margins that are unbreakable with real Constitutionalists. So, if the American people can make politicians bring honesty of any measure to the voting booth, perhaps there is hope. If not, America is over. The sand is in the hourglass, and time is running out.

Trump said and did what he said he would do. Name one other politician who has ever done that. President Trump is America’s William Wallace. The man who stood for us all and refused to back down. They will hound him and his family to the ends of the earth. We owe him more than we could ever repay.

They are also the backstabbers. They will take down their own at the drop of the wrong word. It’s going to be a very unpleasant four years, my friends. And unless their liberal followers are seriously dipped in cash, maybe enough will wake up to turn things around.

Until then, 86 all things 46. 2022 and 2024 are our last hope and salvation.

The Five Pillars of Capitalism

Capitalism. It’s something you’ve heard of, but do you truly know what it is? In simple terms, capitalism is an economic system where a country’s production and means of operation are controlled by private owners for profit. Most countries nowadays, such as the US, France, and Ireland, practice a form of capitalism that is a combination of free markets and government intervention, called mixed economies. These capitalist economies operate on the pillars of private property, supply and demand, competition, freedom, and incentive. Today we will explore what these entail when it comes to capitalism.

Private Property

Private property allows people to own tangible and intangible assets, with examples of the former being land and houses, the latter stocks and bonds. By having a private property, efficiency in the economy is promoted since owners of resources will be given incentives to maximize property value. Their incentive may be money or any form of profit deemed worthy when an individual exchanges their private property in a mutually beneficial transaction.

Supply and Demand

Supply and demand determine the prices of goods and services. If the good or service you are selling is in high demand, it is worth more. For example, if you want to buy land in the middle of nowhere, it won’t cost that much because it is not close to the best schools, jobs, nor the best places for goods and services. If there is a high supply of land but low demand, you can buy a lot of land for a lot less than, say, land in an area that offers great schools, jobs, and services. Overall, if you would like to purchase land where supply is lower and demand is greater, then the cost of buying that land will also be higher.

Competition

Competition is at the heart of a capitalist system. Competition drives businesses to work at maximum efficiency and offer their products at the best prices with high quality to avoid getting beaten out by competitors that have better prices, efficiency, and quality. Having competition creates more productivity and innovation in the workplace, as each company aims to improve in order to make more desirable / cheaper goods and services for consumers.

Freedom

Freedom in a capitalist economy means that no one can tell you what to do in order to earn money, and no one can tell you how to spend it. Everything is ultimately up to you. You can make your own choices, whether you want to go to college, go straight to the workforce, or become an electrician or lawyer. It’s entirely up to you and what you plan to do with your life.

Incentive

An incentive in economics is the financial motivation for people to take certain actions. It allows businesses to become more creative and inventive, as everyone competes to have products or services that are better than their competitors. As a result, more desirable or cheaper products and services are formed, which is ultimately better for the consumers. Therefore, this is your incentive to make more money than your competitors.

While no country operates on a pure, or “laissez-faire” capitalist economy, the many mixed economies of today’s world rely on these five pillars to drive their markets. Together, we have explored the basics of a system that is very broad, with both good things and drawbacks.

Sharon Lee, Voices of Capitalism

America’s Demise is Near At Hand

For years I have been cataloging America’s decline into collapse, not merely economic collapse from economic concentration and the offshoring of jobs and investment, but also the collapse of the belief system that created some unity among a diverse population. Today not only is the economy done for, but so is the belief system that sustained social and political stability.

America no longer exists. A geographical entity exists of diverse peoples and interests, but not a country, much less a nation. The United States itself has degenerated into an empire. It is no longer simply a country with an empire. The 50 states are themselves the Establishment’s empire, and it can only be held together by force.

Earlier in my life free speech was used by liberals to legalize pornography, homosexual marriage, and abortion, all of which were opposed by the majority of the population. This did not stop liberals from imposing their agendas on the people.

Today free speech is impermissible, because it can be used to protest what half of the population sincerely believes was a stolen presidential election. Even attorneys and legal firms that brought legitimate cases of electoral fraud for clients are being punished for doing the ordinary work of attorneys. The same is happening to university professors and to average Americans who exercised their Constitutionally protected right of free speech and association and attended the Trump rally.

In America today, free speech can only be exercised in narrow and controlled channels. It can be used to demonize President Trump and his supporters as “enemies of democracy.” It can be used to demonize white people as “systemic racists” and “white supremacists,” and to demonize heterosexual white males as “misogynists.” Its one other use is to demonize countries—Russia, China, and Iran—that stand in the way of Washington’s hegemony. There are no other permissible uses of free speech today in the United States, an inappropriate name of the country as the country has been throughly disunited by Identity Politics and a presidential election widely perceived by voters to have been stolen.

I have provided for my readers a massive, but only partial, list of evidence of a stolen election. See: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/15/dont-fall-for-the-establishments-tall-tales-there-was-no-violent-assault-on-the-capitol-and-there-is-abundant-evidence-of-electoral-fraud/

But a simple question suffices: If the election was not stolen, why is it impermissible to raise the question? Explanations that are off limits to investigation and public discussion are unlikely to be true. The reason they are off limits is because they cannot withstand examination. You don’t have to go back far in time to get a long list: Assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK, Waco, Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes, Assayd’s use of chemical weapons, Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russiagate, 2020 electoral fraud, January 6 Trump Insurrection. And, yes, I left out some, but the point stands without them. A country in which explanations are controlled is a country in which people live in lies.

In America and Western civilization generally, the concept of objective truth has essentially been destroyed, especially in educational and communication institutions. Throughout the Western World the basis of truth has been shifted from evidence to emotion. Emotion has become the important evidence. Objective truth is dismissed as a construct that serves white males.

In America today everything is aligned against the white heterosexual population. The Democrat left, universities, and media are aligned with race and gender victims of alleged white racism and transphobia. Kristen Clarke has been appointed to the Justice (sic) Department to ensure that employment and promotion policies are aligned with race and gender victims.

Immigration policy is aligned against white Americans. Powerless as a majority, white Americans have no future as a minority.

Even if white Americans could escape their insouciance and realize that their country is being taken away from them, they are powerless to do anything about it. With the new domestic terrorism bill on the way, even a protest against dispossession is criminalized as sedition.

There are many interesting aspects of the situation that we could explore. But let’s take only one. The Biden regime seems to be filling up with neoconservative zionists who are agents of Washington and Israel’s hegemony. The pursuit of this hegemony involves conflict with Russia, China, and Iran.

Washington will be entering these conflicts with a collapsed economy and a sharpely divided population. Will the real backbone of the American armed forces—Trump deplorables—fight for an Establishment that hates its guts? Will an economy drowning in debt and destroyed by corporate offshoring of investment and American middle class jobs and now by lockdowns that are destroying the remaining pieces of the middle class—small businesses—be able to sustain a conflict with nations more unified and free of external debt and unmanageable internal debt? If so, it will be the first time in history.

How long will Trump deplorables remain docile when they realize that they are being exterminated by being cut off from equal rights, constitutional protection, employment and avenues of success?

As for the Establishment itself, when will its arrogance and confidence be shaken by the realization that it cannot control the anti-white, anti-American ideologues it has created and is itself facing the situation faced by Kerensky, the Brownshirts, and the Chinese Communist Party when Mao unleashed the cultural revolution? Having empowered hatred and having let it out of the bottle, the Establishment itself will be destroyed by it.

Who will the Establishment appeal to when the revolution turns on them? What answer will the Establishment have when they are asked the question Bolsheviks put to Kerensky: “Who chose you?”

Paul Craig Roberts, UNZ Review

Biden Regime: Powerful, Maybe, But ZERO Moral Legitimacy

Morally, you owe nothing to a kidnapper. If someone takes you hostage, it’s your right to lie, cheat, manipulate — to do whatever you must do in order to escape and survive.

The same applies when that band of criminals is a government. Even if there were NO election fraud, rights still supercede government. If fifty-two percent of your town (or nation) votes to send you to a concentration camp or a “sensitivity-training” gulag, their majority vote does not give them the right to do so. If fifty-one percent say, “Sure, forcing people to have a vaccination or have other medical procedures seems like a good idea,” they have no moral power to say so.

On the same premise, your next-door neighbor has no right to vote away your medical insurance, your retirement savings, or your ability to buy groceries/fly on a plane/do business with a bank because you won’t wear a mask, or because you voted twice for Donald Trump.

I’ll leave it to you to decide at what point our government has lost all moral legitimacy. Certainly, when a government becomes a complete force for violating the rights of some for the sake of others, we are at that point. Certainly, when a government engages in censorship (even indirectly, through politically rewarded companies like Twitter or Facebook), or disarming the population, we are past a point of no return.

So going forward, remember: YOUR life and your rights come before ANY government … or regime. Even when that regime is headed by someone as towering and inspiring as … Joe Biden.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Fascism is Back

Fascists are back in a very big way, and they are not who legacy media say they are. They are not who big tech says they are. They are not who the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their minions say they are. The CCP itself is fascist, not communist, and has been fascist since Deng Xiaoping. The distinction is important, and without that distinction, it is vastly more difficult to deal with the most dangerous threats to freedom here and overseas. Fascism is far more resilient than communism. It is the wedding of markets and totalitarian governance, an attractive prospect for many oligarchs in the US and all over the world. It is the “ism” that underlies globalism.

The US at the national level has been moving toward fascism steadily and deliberately. Democrats and Republicans in Washington endorse big state crony capitalism openly in some cases, and tacitly in others. The trend is accelerating right now due to Covid windfalls that hugely benefit many oligarchs. Today’s fascist oligarchs comprise a formidable array: the deep state of unaccountable bureaucrats, academe, the megalomaniacs of Silicon Valley, Davos elites, Hollywood, Wall Street, big banks, many of the largest corporations, legacy media, some state governors, professional sports, New World Order kleptocrats, some functionaries of both parties.

The oligarchs’ front men in legacy media are partisans. In the US, what on the surface appears to be two party governance is in fact one party, the big state party, with two branches: the pedal to the metal fascists and the drive 55 fascists, the latter renowned for their complicity in private but now exposed thanks to an American president. Their allies in academe have been and are doing everything they can to obscure the evidence, cloud the issues with misdirection and propagandize the young against Western liberalism.

Sadly, most of the people who suffered directly under fascism or who fought against fascist militarism in World War II are not with us anymore. Bulwarks against fascism in this country have weakened with the greatest generation now mostly gone. Recognizing this, the fascist oligarchs have accelerated into their end game. Emboldened by four years of vile obstruction against the first American president in thirty years to take them on, and shielded against consequences by their deep state facilitators, fascists in formerly American states are now showing their true colors behind the cover of Covid with threats against small businesses and churches familiar to those who have studied the black shirts. Nationally, the fascists are in full cry, censoring, cancelling, demonizing, de-platforming, and conspiring to ruin perceived threats to their hegemony.

The Gathering Storm, Winston Churchill reflected that World War II was one of the most avoidable catastrophes in world history. Time and time again those entrusted with Western governance decided against making a stand against fascism and in favor of what was hailed “peace in our time” then later described as appeasement. The butcher’s bill was enormous.

In that same volume Mr. Churchill observed,

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

Thankfully, Americans are waking up to fascism and its oligarchs. It is late, the threat is right here, and there is a lot to do.

Walk away from the worst of Silicon Valley. Get rid of Gmail, Chrome, and as much of Google as you can, including YouTube. Nobody needs Facebook or Twitter. Ditto Netflix. Avoid investing in wokish behemoths. Avoid buying their products, or when you do, buy second hand and not from them as “refurbished”.

Check out Parler (whoops, too late) and Rumble. Read the Bongino Report, the Epoch Times and watch NTD. Watch American Thought Leaders, catch them on Rumble.

Amazon is not the only game in town. Almost everyone does online these days. You will discover that Amazon’s price is not always the lowest and their merchandise not always the best or even very good. Nobody needs Prime. If you order from Amazon, keep your orders as close to $25 as you can without going under. Wait for your orders to ship before ordering again. Think about it.

Patronize small business in your area and online.

Have you noticed that the oligarchs are for the most part insulated from the effects of their diktats, especially in this age of Covid hysteria? Do as I say, not as I do. Tucker Carlson nailed it during a recent Turning Point USA program; it is all about power for the oligarchs to control the rest of us.

Almost fifty years ago this notion inspired the publication of E F Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. It is time to dust that one off and take another look. There is good news. The oligarchs, especially those in academe, in governance, and even in technology, do not make anything we really need. They thrive at the top of Maslow’s pyramid. We can walk away from more than they think. Check this out

Insist that your representatives defend your rights and your freedom. If they do not, hold them accountable. Work to replace them. Apply this at all levels of government.

Nobody outside of professional sports needs professional sports.

Excepting the hard sciences, colleges are a waste of money. Look for cost effective alternatives that do not bury you in debt. Make the ghouls of wokish faculties and administrations get real jobs. That will be fun to watch.

Do not put up with dubious electoral integrity: likewise, Russiagate. Unaddressed they are the death of the republic and of the union.

Sadly, the list of formerly American states is growing. The usual suspects, California, Illinois, and New York have been joined by quite a few others, notably Oregon and Washington. Why notably? Those states and California have our only ports to the Pacific Ocean. That is a very big problem. By the way, do you suppose CCP fascists perceive the West Coast’s strategic significance? Check this out.

The big banks are a tough one. The banks are entrenched behind “too big to fail” and own increasingly large shares of American corporations. Deal with regional banks where you can. Check out block-chain based currencies, and block-chain based services in general. Look for ways to hold assets in forms that cannot be seized by fiat, overnight, electronically, “for the greater good.”

Support organizations who fight for your rights in the courts, such as The Institute for Justice.

Support organizations who fight against human trafficking and slavery, such as Operation Underground.

Support organizations who work to expose the hypocrisy and criminality of the oligarchs, such as Project Veritas and Judicial Watch.

Support organizations that work to inform and to educate everyone about American history and Western liberalism, such as Prager University, The Freedom Center, Classical Conversations, The Mises Institute, The Library of America, Hillsdale College, The Atlas Society.

Support organizations that find leaders within troubled communities and help them identify and develop potential in others within those communities, such as The Woodson Center and Liberty Hill Foundation.

Above all, fight. This is a fight Americans cannot afford to lose.

Hugh Meyers, American Thinker

Not Just Election Deceit; A Plot Against the United States

Many people have lamented the Democrats’ massive election and voter fraud that occurred leading up to the election, on Election Day, and since then. However, in sharpening our focus, something much more sinister comes into play.

What the Democrats have done, starting years before, is to attempt to usurp legitimate governing power and engineer a coup against the United States. This is no cavalier statement. The litany of election criminality is intricate and involved, and orchestrated by those with the means to do so.

Criminality Beyond Anything Previously Witnessed

The criminality includes forging signatures, ballot-box stuffing, ballot harvesting, paying for voting, offering raffle prizes for voting, voting in place of the deceased, doctoring ballots, voting twice, not delivering opposition ballots, destroying opposition ballots, backdating ballots, re-running ballots through counting machines, restricting access of poll observers, and even assaulting and threatening observers.

Also, advising voters at the voting booth, ‘finding’ stacks of ballots hours and days later, feigning water main breaks to clear out voting precincts and then manipulate counting machines, delivering truckloads of computer-generated ballots, employing software susceptible to vote-switching, and untold numbers other illegal and un-democratic schemes.

The over-arching intent was to quash our constitutional right to vote in free and fair elections, to block the rightful, winning candidate from taking office, and to steal future elections at every level. All of these maneuvers, and others yet to be revealed, in the aggregate, required central planning behind them.

Big Questions, Currently Few Answers

Who delivered thousands of ballots by truck? Who drove the trucks? Did anyone have to pay for the trucks and drivers? Who summoned the drivers, in the wee hours, and who coordinated the delivery and timing? Who instigated the ‘water main’ break, or the equivalent excuse, in Atlanta? Who informed postal officials to instruct their workers to backdate ballots? Who directed postal workers to doctor ballots? Who directed poll workers to discard or destroy outside envelopes for mail-in ballots?

Where were the ballot mills located? Who printed thousands of ‘Biden votes,’ and delivered them in pristine condition – thus indicating that the ballots had never been mailed, and virtually had never been handled?

The further we examine the attempted coup against the United States, the more apparent it becomes that huge financial backers were involved. Who had the political bent, the resources, and the organizational capability to engage in such an endeavor?

We have witnessed that in the swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia, similar ploys and tactics were involved. Trump’s lead was so large that Biden’s operatives could not catch up without desperate measures. Other states, perhaps Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Virginia, and North Carolina, could have experienced less noticeable, massive Democrat fraud, impacting congressional races.

Stamping Out the Plotters

An extensive investigation as to the coup architects must be undertaken, but who will undertaken this now that the perpetrators are in power? The state must act. To allow malfeasance on this level, historically unprecedented, is to invite it to happen again.

We’ve already witnessed justice abused or denied in regards to the DNC/FBI Trump/Russia hoax; Hillary’s 33,000 emails; Comey, Clapper, and Brennan lying under oath to Congress; and so much more. Many people are convinced that those on the Left are somehow above the law since no one is ever indicted, let alone prosecuted.

Each and every coup participant must be identified and this includes governors, some senators and congressional representatives, secretaries of states, board of election officials, precinct captains, poll workers, and perhaps poll volunteers.

This Will Not Stand

We fought the British for independence when we were completely outnumbered. We weathered staggering casualties in the Civil War and managed to come together. We overcame the legacy of Jim Crow and institutional racism, despite the Left’s continuing claims to the contrary. We prevailed in World War I, in World War II, after 9/11, and on so many other occasions.

Unless each and every one of the fraud participants, on every level, is outed, we are prone to such criminality in the 2022 midterms, the 2024 presidential election, and beyond. Our republic, our form of representative democracy, simply cannot stand if it is going to be undermined from within and the perpetrators continue to operate freely.

Jeff Davidson

The Fight Against Big Tech–A Plan of Action

Anger against big tech reached a tipping point during the 2020 Election, as conservative ideas were censored and stories critical of Democrats suppressed. With the ongoing purge of social media accounts, corporations are enforcing a free speech restriction that terrifies not only conservatives but free speech advocates across the political spectrum. The question now is how do we translate anger into tangible actions that will bring about change?

To fight big tech over the long-term, we need a comprehensive strategy that marshals the resources of investors and entrepreneurs, donors, elected officials and policy experts. Business leaders can foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is friendly to conservatives and individuals who want politics out of their workplace culture. Entrepreneurs in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology, among others, are already building companies that are future market leaders. Investors can assist nascent startups with becoming the next big thing in the tech industry while shaping company culture from the start. Congress, scholars, and writers also have a role to play by ensuring a regulatory environment that is friendly to the startup community and by creating policy solutions to the challenges and opportunities from emerging technologies. Google, Twitter and Facebook might be too far gone down the proverbial progressive rabbit hole, but that does not mean the next generation has to follow.

<div class="aside-wrapperImagine venture capital funding with the caveat that workplace cultures must be intellectually diverse and eschew the racial and gender quotas that NASDAQ and others are proposing. Startup cultures begin the day a company is formed. As companies grow, tendencies and informal practices become the norm, and then solidified in HR policies that make it difficult if not impossible for employees to challenge without risking termination. Investors can influence these cultures from the start. Additionally, investments can be made in social-impact startups that are seeking a positive social-economic outcome. There is an abundance of fintech startups that are working to assist people out of poverty with the help of technology. The same entrepreneurial spirit can help improve public housing or assist people suffering through the opioid crisis. While these issues will always be part of public policy discussions, the private sector has a role as well.

How would such a strategy even begin? Start by building a formal network of software engineers, venture capitalists and technology focused MBA students who reject progressive ideology. In 1982 the Federalist Society was formed to push back against the liberal ideology that dominated the legal profession. Create a similar network for conservatives in the tech industry. Incubators, pitch days and other tech forums need to be created and promoted by investors and donors that have financial means to turn ideas into reality. The network can assist its members in their career and call attention to bias practices of corporations promoting progressive policies among staff members and the public. Attorneys can assist workers who need legal assistance when they protest progressive bullying, such as mandatory trainings in critical race theory. The network can be a force in the private sector pushing back against the dominant left-wing culture of tech companies.

The typical Silicon Valley entrepreneur is not known for being a Republican voter, but that does not mean lawmakers should not make themselves friends with the startup community. Disruptive startups often encounter regulations that require expensive attorneys and outdated regulations created decades ago. These firms lack lobbyist and the influence of bigger companies. Republican politicians should meet with the founders and CEOs in their respective congressional districts to better understand the regulations that often prevent startups from succeeding. As I have written previously, financial technology firms encounter regulations that were created for a pre-digital age. Working to remove the barriers to success will help smaller firms disrupt the status quo and foster a better relationship between tech entrepreneurs and the Republican Party. Elected Republicans should champion startups looking to disrupt the Facebooks, Twitters and Googles of the world. Rolling back regulations can be leveraged to improve relationships with small companies that have potential to scale into industry leaders.

Underpinning these efforts must be a philosophy and policy prescriptions from scholars who research how technology is influencing society. The establishment center-right think tanks, such as the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute certainly have scholars studying these issues, but they number far smaller compared to policy experts in national security, society and economics. The problem with this balance is that artificial intelligence, biotech, and blockchain are no longer just components of national security, healthcare and the economy, as they were a few years ago. They are now the driving force that will have a direct impact on how Americans experience their lives. A critique of the Trump administration is that there were no briefing books or government officials in waiting ready to implement a policy agenda for a populist president. The Republican Party faces the same challenge now, in 2020, about technology. We need a governing agenda that can be communicated to the public in understandable terms and then implemented by elected officials and appointees.

The confluence of wealth, technology and raw power among big tech leaders is unique in our history, perhaps comparable to the industry titans of the late 19th century. The conservative movement cannot be passive confronting big tech and the challenges posed by emerging technology. A broad coalition must work across domains to challenge the status quo. We need a new, tech savvy network to disrupt the current industry titans, old hands to guide new companies, experts to develop policy proposals that are understandable to the public, and competent elected officials to implement the agenda. Just as technology now affects every aspect of our lives, so too must technology be part of every public policy discussion. Conservatives cannot sit idly by hoping the nature of the market corrects the biases of those in power. Working in concert, conservatives can build structures to change the future of the tech industry, and in so doing, change America’s future for the better.

Craig Caruana, Townhall