An Inconvenient Truth Revealed by a Brave Young Journalist

I’m writing a little off topic today.

Walter Cronkite was at one period, the most trusted man in America. It was so because he did not allow his personal feelings, beliefs or point of view to interfere with the truth, and he refused to give news that was not thoroughly vetted. For much of twenty years, it was not possible to discern from his newscasts what his personal political views were, and for that reason he remains the epitome of journalistic excellence and perhaps purity.

Sadly, there is likely no person alive today in the field of journalism who comes within 10,000 miles of Walter Cronkite’s integrity, not a single one. But there are quite a few institutions that bear Cronkite’s name. One is the Cronkite Radio Station at Arizona State University. You would expect this student run station to reflect the excellence and integrity inherent in the Cronkite name. However, it appears not.

Today, it was reported in the New York Post that a student journalist at ASU who tweeted an article which appeared in the New York Post last month reporting details of the sexual assault charges pending against Jacob Blake, the Kenosha man shot by police after resisting arrest, had been not only “canceled” but removed from her “role at the school’s radio station for tweeting about Jacob Blake’s past accusations of sexual assault”. Of course we are all familiar with the riots, unrest, chaos, killing, destruction of property by BLM and Antifa which burned and crushed Kenosha, all in the name of Blake.

Main stream media outlets have thus far mostly avoided reporting on all of the facts regarding Blake’s past, arrest and shooting, as those inconvenient truths undercut the narrative that racism was the primary cause of Blake’s shooting, not his violent background, the outstanding arrest warrant for sexual assault, the 911 call by the woman he assaulted for violating the outstanding restraining order against him, brandishing a knife during the arrest and refusing to drop it, and resisting arrest. Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris referred to Blake as a hero and how “proud” of him she is. That is the narrative some wish to be kept sacrosanct, though it does not do justice to the truth.

Rae’Lee Klein, the 21-year-old former station manager, said she tweeted the article detailing facts about Blake because after reading about the sexual assault during which Blake after breaking into her house digitally penetrated the victim against her will in front of her young daughter, Klein was “disgusted”. The new Post article (https://nypost.com/2020/09/18/arizona-student-journalist-cancelled-over-jacob-blake-tweet/) states “Speaking by phone Friday, the senior said that as a woman, she was “disgusted” by the Blake claims, which included an alleged violent sexual assault that took place in front of a child, so she decided to tweet about it.” Klein went on to say “I was just trying to do A, what I was assigned to do and B, what I thought was my job as a journalist, which is to share an important part of the story.” Walter Cronkite could not have said it better, and he would have been proud of her for doing so.

Following the tweet, Klein was inundated with “a huge amount of backlash” from “fellow coeds and her peers at the radio station.” These detractors said it was insensitive to tweet these facts, and it offended them and “made them feel unsafe and uncomfortable…” Imagine that. The truth certainly does hurt at times. Imagine attending a state university in this day and age, working for the University newspaper, bearing the name of the greatest journalist in the nation’s history known for his honesty and objectivity, and not wanting to hear, discuss or report the truth or the facts, inconveniently true as they are.

Ms. Klein’s “discipline” by the school consisted of three choices, none of which are in the least palatable, and none which allowed her to stick by her journalistic guns. Klein was mystified because “I wanted to get into it to change that because I truly believe journalism is supposed to be this linkage institution from the people to the policy and deliver the full truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

Hypocrisy, irony, journalistic betrayal, snowflakes are all words that come to mind here. The school should abandon the Cronkite name since it clearly has no idea what Walter Cronkite stood for. It is ironic that a station that carries that name would censor the truth because it is inconvenient. Walter would never do that, and never did. One can only imagine what the school curriculum is actually teaching about journalism that will prepare these students to actually produce journalistic pieces that are valuable and written with integrity, given these obvious flaws in the school’s thinking. As far as snowflakes are concerned, a little truth goes a long way to understanding the situation, even if the truth is inconvenient and does not support the actions undertaken by the journalist’s preferred position (again, a stark betrayal of the Cronkite name).

I provided a link to today’s’ NY Post article detailing the abuse Ms. Klein suffered above. As for what she should do about this situation, since Arizona State University is a public institution, it is subject to the freedom of speech provided by the First Amendment, and the school’s attempt to censor her violates her First Amendment rights. It is typical these days for certain political ideologies to believe that only their speech is protected and that “feelings” trump free speech. That is simply not true. In fact one of the great lessons of university life for young students is to get over themselves and learn that there are many, many differing opinions from theirs, and they need to learn how to deal with different points of view. However, most universities today are completely unable to guarantee free speech to certain ideologies, and in fact actively censor speech which does not comport with the Universities’ far left points of view.

I’m quite sure if Klein decided to sue the school for denying her free speech, there are probably many, many thousands of people who would gladly contribute to her legal defense in order to guarantee that the facts and truth regarding news is brought to light no matter how inconvenient, especially in these times of chaos and civil unrest arising from what in most cases appears to be far less than “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

Taipei Times Uncensored

I wrote and posted at the Taipei Times for almost 20 years. When I wrote a comment in the Taipei Times criticizing China for lying about the Wuhan Virus, and then lying about lying about the virus, and when I criticized Tedros for being the lapdog of the Chinese Communist Party for his heaping of oodles of praise on China for its “handling” of the virus, and the WHO’s official policies which inevitably suppressed the initial dangers of the virus in order to mollify Communist China for fear it would cut off the WHO’s access to facts on the ground, I was kicked off Facebook, though my post was published on the Taipei Times website without any issue. Facebook has been censoring comments critical of Communist China and/or Tedros and/or the WHO. As a consequence, I am unable to post at the Taipei Times or comment on any of the articles published there. I wrote to the editor to ask that the Taipei Times provide other access to posting, but thus far no changes have been made. After almost 3 months of being banned, I have decided to post my comments on the Taipei Times here under the title “Taipei Times Uncensored” instead of at the Taipei Times website because in order to comment or post there, you must have a Facebook account, and only a Facebook account. This in effect allows Facebook, which has previously had a pro-Communist Party approach, to censor the posting and comments at the Taipei Times, one of the world’s only pro-Taiwan news organizations. That is a tragic turn of events.

In the Taipei Times on June 6th on Page 8, an editorial was published entitled “States Risk Public’s Violent Anger”, written by Nigel Li, a student at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. The first major mistake in the premise of the article is somehow conflating what is happening in the United States with either the Hong Kong protests, or with action taken by any number of totalitarian states against violent protests. There can be no comparison between the democratic system of government and justice in the United States and those dictatorships, where democracy and justice are unknown. Because the United States has one of the most objective legal systems in the world, and a strong constitution protecting freedom and justice, especially under the First Amendment and the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, there is no need for violence except to wreak havoc or cause chaos, which is the objective of anarchy and revolution, two features of the current socialist/communist wing of the Democratic Party, pushing the Democratic Party run districts so far to the left it has become frightening. Thus every opportunity to cause chaos has been fully supported and in fact instigated by the Democratic Party, including the current riots regarding the death of George Floyd in police custody, which have been taken over by the extreme left.

Anyone familiar with the political climate in the US should by now understand the fear of the Democratic Party that the Wuhan Virus will be mostly resolved in the next few months, that the economy may come roaring back, and that these juggernauts will make it impossible to defeat the incumbent president, Donald Trump. Thus, racial chaos and anarchy is helpful the Democrats believe, to their cause. However, the Democrats are completely tone deaf because they still do not understand the extraordinarily high percentage of Americans who support the protests and yet loathe the riots, and can understand the difference. The calls by the Democrats to “defund the police” is simply another leftist wet dream to leave the state undefended in the face of the anarchy and socialist/communist revolution currently being instigated. Left up to the Democrats, any conservative who doesn’t use the latest leftist approved language should be arrested, but those who loot, steal, sell drugs, commit assault, murder or commit other felonies should not even be arrested, hence “defund the police”. But there are very few in the US who want to go down that road, and the cacophony in the media, which is overwhelmingly in opposition to the President, makes it seem the country is united in opposition to the president and hostile to the police. The left made the same mistake in 2016 and were shocked they lost the election. They are in for another rude awakening.

Secondly, “journalists” (in quotes here because almost all of the liberal press have been reduced to propaganda writers for the Democratic Party, not journalists) should not conflate protests and violence in the United States with those things in totalitarian countries, like Communist China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and other dictatorships or with the life in Taiwan during the KMT rule, when it inevitably tried to deliver Taiwan into Communist China’s orbit permanently. There is a system of law and justice in the US which has been a model for the developed world for more than 200 years. Protests and even riots against the totalitarian rule of the KMT were justified. If anything, the socialist/communist wing of the Democratic Party is far more like China, the old Soviet Union, Cuba or Venezuela than like the US or Taiwan.

As for racial justice in the United States, the Democratic Party was the party I might remind you of slavery in the United States until Republic Party President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with his Emancipation Proclamation and the success of the Civil War in America in the 1860’s. Moreover, the Democratic Party was hardly the party of justice for blacks in the US or for civil rights until the 1960s, and then the Democratic party embarked on a process to buy the votes of minorities in the US through welfare and other programs and to basically establish institutions of government that would spend the next 60 years keeping minorities dependent on welfare and similar programs in order to maintain their voting power. This prevails until today, and we are witnessing yet another step in the process of using race as a justification for anarchy.

When the Democratic Party lost to President Trump in 2016, it was shocked and dismayed, and has spent the past 4 years attempting a coup by a thousand cuts, beginning with a impeachment based on phantom charges of so-called Russian Collusion (failed coup), and then coming up with issue after issue as attempts to justify impeaching the President (all failed). The threshold for impeachment was lowered to ridiculous levels in the US by the desperate Democrats, and their willingness to try anything and everything to unseat the President has possibly damaged the US institution of government permanently.

When impeachment failed, the Democrats decided to use the pandemic as a new justification for criticism of the President and for renewed calls for impeachment, despite it being clear China and the World Health Organization at China’s behest misled the world on the origins of the Wuhan Virus. That failed as well. When the pandemic was turning the corner, cases and deaths dropped to far lower levels, and the economy was on the verge of reopening, the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer engaging in brutal force provided yet another opportunity for the Democratic party to interrupt the recovery by encouraging and supporting weeks of chaos and riots, including murder, violence and looting. The Democratic party, always the party that thrives on chaos, dead bodies and the promise of government money, is now calling for “defunding” the police (whatever the hell that is), and basically reducing the US to a nation without the ability to enforce its law. That is of course the end aim of a party wishing to foment a socialists/communist revolution. In order to do that, the police must be neutered.

On the issue of race in the US, I don’t know what “institutional racism” is. Prominent black leaders (including President Obama) and commentators have for years advised the black communities that single father households and persistent crime do far more to keep blacks from breaking out of ghettos and poverty than racism (“More than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children.”). There is no doubt racism exists, and there is no doubt blacks die at higher rates from gun violence. But the overwhelming number of deaths of blacks by gun violence are not at the hands of white police, or even white shooters, but at the hands of other young black men (over 80%, or more). These statistics are hard to dig out, as the prevailing statistical analysis (to support the Democratic Party narrative of institutional racism) is the number of black victims, not the number of black perpetrators. President Obama over his 8 years at President of the US did nothing to address this “black on black” crime, or the single father home in over 50% of black families, and the effect that has on sons and daughters. The welfare system designed by Democrats, that is paying money to families with a single mother with children and no partner, also encouraged these developments in single parent homes. Obama did speak of this problem a few times between 2008 and 2014, but his administration did nothing to address it. “In 1960, the year before Obama was born, 22 percent of black children lived with single parents. In 1968, the number rose to 31.4 percent. By 2006, the 1960 percentage had more than doubled to 56 percent.” [Politifact fact check]. 

What makes the US different from totalitarian nations like China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, N. Korea, Iran and many others is the US has a well-defined system of law and justice in effect and . The police involved in the George Floyd matter have been arrested and will be charged, and tried. They will be permitted to make a defense and a jury will decide their guilt or innocence when all of the facts are known. This does not take place in dictatorships.

The left at this moment does not wish for there to be a trial. They wish for there to be a lynching, and steps in that direction are censorship (e.g. if anyone questions BLM, they are censored), disbanding the police, controlling the populace to conform to the Democratic party’s ideology, changing history and destroying historical icons (e.g. Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Andrew Jackson, and many many others), pulling down statues and monuments, desecrating the US national flag and National Anthem, imposing new language and banning common language (Drew Brees, a celebrated NFL Quarterback spoke about disagreeing with anyone desecrating the flag or the anthem, and he was pounced on by the MSM and the BLM movement, and forced to retract his statement – oddly, his statement is supported by a huge overwhelming majority of Americans). These things are happening now, and have happened before in every instance where socialist/communist revolutions occurred. Those revolutions were accompanied by millions and millions of deaths (in Cambodia over 1.5 million, in Communist China at the hands of Mao between 50-80 million), commonly of professionals, including lawyers, teachers, and others, and murder of capitalism, replaced by state control over every aspect of life. This is what the Democratic Party now seeks, as it is unhappy with a majority of American’s rejecting the Party’s extremist views on most aspects of American life, especially free speech.

The world should be quite worried. If the Democratic party prevails, the US will withdraw as it did under Obama, Taiwan and Israel will be under assault, and Europe will be required to lead the world, and it has demonstrated over and over and over, even today, it does not have the backbone to stand up to Russia, China, Iran, and many other nations determined to resist freedom as a way of life and destroy the West, and lacks the morals or the will or the ability to protect Taiwan or Israel. The world needs the US to be the defender of human rights and freedom, because frankly there is no one else on Earth suited to it or capable of doing it.

When You Can’t Win an Election, Steal It Over Any Number of Dead Bodies…

The Democratic Party understands there is no way to win the election in November, especially not with Biden as the candidate. Four years of impeachment nonsense was intended to create doubt to help the Democratic candidate win. That failed when impeachment turned out to be a lie. Endless investigations turned up nothing. Now it is clear that the Democratic Party was planning its “coup” even before the election by investigating the opposition candidate. That has never happened in the history of the United States. The Party has fallen that far under the leadership of Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi, and their henchmen and henchwomen.

Now, with the election only 5 months away, with the Corona-virus albatross turning the corner, with the universal blame of China resonating around the world, with the WHO demonstrating every day that it is the puppet of the Chinese Communist Party, the support for the President’s course on the pandemic is turning the corner. The economy has a good chance of roaring back to life. Bad news for the Democratic Party. These are two key issues.

Never one to waste publicity of a death, the Democratic Party is now pushing riots around the country over the Floyd arrest and murder (I defy you to find a Democrat who would dare criticize the rioters for wanton rioting as opposed to protesting, as opposed to egging them on in the face of this example of “racism” (never mind the rule of law, which is the whole argument against the treatment of Mr. Floyd by the police in the first place), and ignoring that in our system of law the officers involved with be subjected to justice and the officer involved has already already been arrested for murder*. The riots are good news for the Democratic Party. The party will fan the flames of riots for as long as possible, operatives of the party around the country are likely mobilized to support the riots and its leaders and bail the arrested out and keep the whole “revolution” going until the election, if possible.

However, once the connection is made between the Democratic Party and the chaos, the few who want revolution will be crushed by the many who want their lives normal, want their streets open, want to go back to work and back to school, and they will NOT support the riots. Now the Democrats are encouraging their followers to kill police officers, burn buildings and police stations, go after “white supremacists” which according to the Democratic Party playbook is any white person in the U.S. So far the riots, like in the past, are simply an excuse for mayhem and looting, and grabbing lots of “free stuff”.

The Democratic Party, now the Democratic Socialist Communist Party, has been fomenting revolution since 2016, and almost every single policy it has pushed involves censorship of ideas it doesn’t like, killing any chance for people to excel and better themselves (and choosing instead “leveling the playing field” by cutting the legs off any successful person (except Hollywood moguls who support them)(e.g., California deciding public universities such as UCLA and Berkeley will not accept the SAT and ACT tests as qualifications in favor of something else, more likely to result in fewer highly qualified students and more lower standard students, rendering a degree from those institutions tin degrees instead of platinum degrees.) This is the new America according to the Democratic Party. Keep in mind that for 8 years Obama told the world and the country that America was not exceptional. Now his party is ensuring that it will never be exceptional. I like an exceptional America. We and the world need it to be exceptional.

So we have this political party that secretly celebrates every corona-virus death because they can use the number against the President under their “absolute liability” theory (although so many deaths are attributable to the mismanagement of the pandemic in New York by the Governor and Mayor of New York), celebrates every time the stock market goes down, celebrates every criticism of the President by an enemy (thus siding with Communist China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and others), celebrates censorship by MSM and social media of all opinions and facts opposed to the Democrats’ ideology, and celebrates the propaganda mills for their extreme leftist ideology established on most college campuses around the nation.

Though I have been a member of the Democratic Party since 1970, I did not vote for a Democratic Candidate in a long while, and it is hard to justify it when the Party was moved so far to the left by Clinton, then Obama and now Obama’s acolytes. The Democratic Party is anti-Asian, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Caucasian, anti-religion, anti-military, anti-success and, so so sadly, anti-American. I vehemently oppose the Democratic Party revolution. I reject it. I despise it.

China hid the outbreak of the Wuhan Virus for long enough to create global havoc, and Communist China alone is to blame for the chaos

Reuters is up to it again, trying to find a political attack on President Trump in the origins of the WUHAN VIRUS (a/k/a the CHINESE VIRUS a/k/a the GREAT CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY COVERUP OF THE WORLD’S WORST PANDEMIC a/k/a COVID-19) in an article published in the Taipei Times on March 24, 2020 on Page 1 entitled “Virus Outbreak: US eliminated key CDC adviser post in Beijing last year.”

This argument by Reuters in this article is fantasy, at best. It is an attempt to argue “for want of a nail”. (““For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”) The argument is a catalog of possibilities. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said in his dissent in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency (549 US 497, 2007), that “all for the want of a horseshoe nail” is an example of a possible chain of causation, not a probable chain, and that the law requires a likely cause to rise to the level of having legal effect, in particular where there are more likely than not intervening or superseding events which would likely change the outcome.

In the case of the Wuhan Virus, the NY Times (enemy of President Trump) reported such events about Li Wenliang, one of the doctors who tried to warn about the outbreak at the very outset who died under unknown circumstances: “The New York Times previously reported that Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at the hospital in the center of Wuhan, was punished by police and reprimanded by officials from the provincial health department after he sent a warning in December about seven people with a “mysterious illness” to an online chat group that included medical students. He was later summoned to the Public Security Bureau to sign a letter in which he was accused of making “false comments” and was told his warning amounted to “illegal behavior.” Li was one of the eight doctors that local police punished for “rumor-mongering” weeks before officials declared the coronavirus outbreak.”

It is obvious to most people now that the Communist Party executed Li for sounding the alarm. His assistant also died. Therefore, it is clear to most of us that whether or not the CDC had a local representative in China at the time of the outbreak, ANYONE who tried to raise the alarm was “dealt with” by China to conceal the truth. This sadly would have undoubtely included Linda Quick, were she to even attempt to do so. China’s way of dealing with such things is a bullet to the head and cremation, a policy it appears to have followed in this case.

It is disgusting to keep trying to blame the US President for Communist China’s horrific failure to warn the world about the outbreak, especially after it allowed 5 million people from Wuhan to flee before Wuhan was quarantined, resulting in spread of the disease around the world. There is no forgiveness for the Communist Party for surreptitiously unleashing this horror upon the world.

Chinese Virus. Wuhan Virus. The Chinese Communist Party’s pathological penchant for prevarication perpetually persists. There is no telling what the real mortality numbers are in China – it could be millions and we might never know, for the truth could be hidden in ashes in Wuhan.

Davos Has Become an anti-Capitalism Socialist Club with No Credibility

An Associated Press anonymous anti-capitalism piece which appeared in the Taipei Times and other publications today entitled “Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism – survey” is nothing more than liberal propaganda masquerading as “scientific” research. What else is new?

“[T]he survey found that rising inequality in many rich countries has contributed to a weakening in trust in capitalism.”  The paradox is not that this is true, the paradox is that socialist mouthpieces, funded by guilty liberal billionaires throwing money at socialism from lofty penthouses and 50,000 square foot mansions, with fame and celebrity and pals in Hollywood and London and Paris people fawn over, access to the mainstream media (a liberal bullhorn around the world), a penchant for slogans, like “populism” and “white supremacy” and other similar epithets creating the impression that capitalism is unfair and “racist” and socialism is the light and the way (most of them cannot define socialism except to say it is not capitalism), but they secretly balk at giving up all of their cash when confronted.

Trouble is, every socialist experiment in human history devolved into dictatorship, cruel, punishing, daunting, crushing dictatorship (Venezuela is a good example, Cuba another, the Soviet Union, “Communist China”, and so on). For proof that articles like this about fantasy research hold any validity we need only read the article straight out of Davos, infected with this socialist disease: ““Fears are stifling hope, and long-held assumptions about hard work leading to upward mobility are now invalid,” [Edelman] said…Corruption, corporate misbehavior and fake news are eroding trust, he said, as are fears over automation in the workplace, a lack of training, immigration and the gig economy…The survey showed that 83 percent of employees globally were concerned about their jobs.”

Is this the comment of a neutral researcher, fixated on the truth, or is it the statement of a committed liberal hell bent on producing the appropriate “scientific” result to produce this socialist trope? This is not objective research. It is a game aimed at a particular result.

The liberal socialist cadre sit in a circle all day long intoning their bullshit and after awhile since they only hear themselves they think it is the truth…it is the beginning of the end for hard-working people to raise themselves up through education, hard work, entrepreneurship, opportunity, and survival. Socialists want the government to take care of everything (basic needs, and not one cent more), so ordinary people only have to listen to the government, obey and bow down, and the socialist cadre can make the rules and enforce them. Like China…or Cuba, or Venezuela, or North Korea…idiots. Morons. I see through the propaganda, like this article and Davos itself. More brainwashing. More propaganda. It is not a meeting, it is a socialist answer in search of a question. 

 

Bloomberg warns against Global recession because of HK – it’s worth the price to deal a death blow to Beijing

Harvard University economist Carmen Reinhart says the HK situation could lead to a global recession – the world needs to pull together, and for a few dollars more, eradicate Chinese Communist rule and Beijing’s infamy.

People just don’t get it. And Bloomberg is right there to keep warning us how important China is, how wrong the US is to confront, how much trouble is caused by not playing along with China. Michael’s head is so far up Uncle Xi’s butt, he hasn’t seen daylight for years.

There will undoubtedly be changes in the world as a result of the collapse of the Chinese Communist totalitarian regime, which has been built on the backs of the Chinese people and their freedom, and on the necks of all the countries who have been extorted, blackmailed, threatened and raped by Beijing over the years, including Taiwan, and including Hong Kong (supposedly having its own “system” but in reality, Beijing threw away the handover agreement with the UK long ago), and the U.S., which has had atleast a $400 billion trade deficit with the world’s most blocked economy by the world’s worst dictatorship.

Yet confronting the growing evil that is now the Chinese Communist Party and its newest god, the Emperor Xi, the Great Panda is essential to protecting freedom throughout the world. Price to pay? Cheap, often fake goods, Trojan horses, backdoors, extortion, blackmail, surrender to Beijing’s “socialism with Chinese Characteristics”, which basically means unfree dictatorship.

As reviled as Trump is, he is the first US President since Nixon opened up to China, aside from Reagan, who confronted China. Obama pretended to, and instead, by dancing away from confrontation, actually achieved the opposite, and encourage Xi to become bolder and more aggressive, since Xi realized Obama would never follow through on anything, his “pivot” to Asia, becoming a “pirouette”, confrontation fizzling out amidst appeasement with a quiet whimper. Russia, Iran, North Korea were also encouraged.

We will all pay more for goods? Too freaking bad. That is often the price of freedom. The world, beset by greed and hesitation, has been unequipped to deal with the likes of Communist China’s brand of evil, a virus which has grown stronger every day. To cure ourselves will be painful, but necessary. Absolutely necessary. For those who whine, pull up your damn pants or pantyhose or whatever, and stop complaining. Just get to work. Recession this.

The New Antisemitic Democratic Party – It is the Hypocrisy Party now.

Well, a dozen Democratic Party congresspeople in the US (including two Jews), have decided to try to censure Israel, never having done so to Hamas for murdering Jews, because Israel refused to allow a visit by Oman and Tlaib, two supporters of Palestinians and BDS. They are two of the most vitriolic, brazen and unrepentant Antisemites in the US Congress, issuing daily criticism of Jews and Israel with the same old centuries old tropes which preceded the Holocaust, have never died down in Europe, and are daily fare in Iran, the West Bank and Gaza. Oman and Tlaib set up Israel with a fake trip designed to attack Israel, support BDS (which is against Israeli law) and rather than meet with any Israeli government representatives for a dialogue, was designed to visit only Palestinians. Consequently, they were barred by Israel.

Barring these Antisemitic reprobates was more than fully justified. Their vitriol and hatred of Israel knows no measures, their constant diatribes against Israel have betrayed their rabid racism against Jews, and they have no place in Congress. They should have been censured themselves, and strongly. Where are the investigations into their antisemitic activities? Their contacts with known terrorist organizations?

What’s worse, their positions have been adopted by some of the Democratic Party candidates for President who have vowed to cut off all aid and military support of our primary ally in the Middle East, Israel, and have sworn to support the terrorists running the Palestinian government.

Could the Democratic Party be any more bizarre and disturbed than it is?  A blatantly Antisemitic political party which complains about “white supremacy” and constantly accuses the President of being a racist? Is there any greater hypocrisy? What is wrong with this party? The further to the left it has drifted, driven there by President Obama, the more fascist it has begun to look, and now we are seeing signs of the racism and hatred of Jews which has characterized many previous fascist movements.

It is essential these congresspeople get a grip on themselves and realize what idiocy they are speaking. They are adamantly supporting two Holocaust deniers who have been barred from entering Israel for violating Israeli law  barring anyone who support BDS from entering Israel. If the Democratic Party wants to get elected, it should be seriously worried about being seen as supporting Iran, Hamas, the PLO, China, Venezuela and other US enemies, as well as some of the other hateful positions put forth by AOC and her “squad” of racists.

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Independence Day.

Today, July 4th, our great country’s birthday, was in large part created by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who later became 3rd President of the United States. He said “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.” These words have guided our nation for over 240 years, leading us towards a more perfect democracy and freedom. The U.S. has stood for so long as a beacon of liberty to the world, and woe to those who would deny liberty.

There are those among us in the U.S. today who are trying mightily to destroy whatever history the United States has, to rewrite it, pervert it, throw down our heroes and establish a terrible rule of fascism and political correctness that threatens those very words. I reject those who unfairly and errantly view those great leaders, like Thomas Jefferson, who lived hundreds of years ago by the standards we see today, which in very large part arose over the course of two hundred years from the very foundation created by Jefferson, among others, for their right to pursue those liberties in the first place. It is not only ironic, but it is hypocritical in the extreme.

I am certain there are those who will say I must be a racist because I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick narrative of despising his flag and his country, and those of his supporters. I also reject this label, a popular way of using race to taint any argument with which they disagree. I have never been and will never be a racist, and anyone, of any color or creed, or race or religion who know me know that is true. I love my country, the nation to which my ancestors fled in the midst of an earlier genocide against them, and they fled to pursue “Life, Liberty and …Happiness”. They struggled and strove and a few generations later their progeny succeeded in realizing that dream. The hatred we see by some today against tradition and history is a very common theme in fascism, where destroying history is one of the first steps in imposing properspeech, properthink, properact. We are midway through 2019 and I wake up every day and find we seem to be stuck in 1984. (by way of example, I will never purchase another Nike product until the company apologizes to America for refusing to use Betsy Ross’s flag on this very important day in our Nation’s history, because Colin, an idiot, finds it objectionable).

God Bless America, the greatest nation on Earth (despite what the twisted NYTimes thinks).

And God bless Israel and Taiwan, two democracies and free nations that also stand as beacons in their regions of liberty and justice, despite enemies that would destroy them because of those very achievements.

Papal Appeasement of Beijing Can Only Lead to the End of Another Religion, Considering the Fate of Tibet

The Pope may figure that 2,000 years of Catholicism can stand against any threat, but Papal appeasement of Communist China this week is a very slippery slope against a ruthless, officially atheist regime in a culture that has 5,000 years of imperial history and intrigue, and strategic planning that covers centuries, not years or even decades. China wrote the book on war and such strategies 500 years before Christianity even existed. Yet this week, the Pope actually allowed Beijing a say in the appointment of bishops to its Communist Party Patriotic Catholic Church, an irony itself considering the Party is officially atheist, and in doing so implicitly approved of the existence of this alternate Catholic universe for tens of millions of Chinese Catholics, who may now feel the Pope threw them under the bus. Atheism hasn’t stopped the Party before from destroying a religion.

In Monday’s Taipei Times, Page 6, October 1, 2018 in an editorial by John J. Tkacik entitled “The Vatican’s ‘provisional accord’ with Beijing”, there are 4 pages and yet the article not nearly captures the alarm I have for these developments. One need only look at Tibet to see how well Beijing plays with religions within its reach. I think recalling the sordid history of Beijing’s kidnapping and rape of the Tibetan religion is warranted to demonstrate Beijing’s nefarious intentions. Why does no one raise this issue to sound the clarion of the danger to any religion, and any sovereign nation within Beijing’s sights?

For those who have forgotten or do not know, in Tibetan Buddhism, when the Dalai Lama dies, the Panchen Lama is the one who finds the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama in a Tibetan child, who then become the Dalai Lama, educated and mentored by the Panchen Lama.

When the Panchen Lama dies, it is the Dalai Lama who finds his reincarnated soul in a child in Tibet, and that child becomes the next Panchen Lama.

When China crushed Tibet, just before the Dalai Lama and his administration left Tibet, Beijing understood that if they controlled the Panchen Lama, they would control Tibetan Buddhism, including the appointment of the next Dalai Lama. So, Beijing first poisoned the sitting Panchen Lama in 1989, just before the Tiananmen incident. At the time, the head of the Tibetan region was Hu Jintao, whom you might recall later became the President and leader of China until Xi replaced him.

Once the Panchen Lama was killed, the Dalai Lama was forced to find the new Panchen Lama reincarnated in a child, and did so, finding a child in the hinterlands, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, when he was 6 years old. Shortly thereafter, the child Panchen Lama, 6 years old, was kidnapped by Beijing, and he has not been seen since. Beijing often says he is happily living with his family in a secret place, but since he has never been seen again, it is reasonable to assume Beijing murdered the child and his family. The Dalai Lama indicated he had information that the real Panchen Lama is still alive, but has not given more specific information.

But that was not the end of the story. Beijing thereafter appointed their own Communist Party Panchen Lama, and that person has now served as fake Panchen Lama for twenty years. Since the Panchen Lama chooses the next Dalai Lama, you can see that Beijing will have a Communist Party fake Panchen Lama appoint a Communist Party fake Dalai Lama, ending Tibetan Buddhism. Thus Communist China has waited these 29 years so far for the Dalai Lama to die, so they can completely rule Tibetan Buddhism, making it essentially like the Patriotic Catholic Church, a Communist Party church. How moronic is it to have an official Communist Party Church in a country that is officially atheist?

The U.N. has stood silently by as there have been calls since 1959 to stop the genocide in Tibet. Beijing has sent millions of Han Chinese there to carry out eugenics to dilute Tibetan culture, and has kidnapped the chain of command for the Tibetan religion. When the Dalai Lama dies, Tibetan culture will die with him.

Knowing this, why would the Pope believe China has any intention whatsoever of allowing a freer Catholic church? Every Bishop appointed by Beijing is a Trojan Horse, because technically each can become a Cardinal, and a Cardinal can become Pope. With the blackmail, extortion and bribery that is Beijing’s typical means of working with anyone, it is easy to see how the Pope may have inadvertently killed the Church. China can wait many, many years to kill an institution that constitutes a threat to it – China invaded Tibet in 1959, 59 years ago, and has unfolded its plan to kill off the Tibetan religion by kidnapping it.

Good luck to the Vatican. Appeasement of China is basically the same as gaining permission to die.

Bloomberg’s latest anti-Israel editorial is not only surprising, it is inane – Bloomberg says Israel is 100% responsible for the plight of Palestinians, not Hamas, not the PLO, not Abbas

Don’t look for the words Hamas, PLO or Abbas in the latest anti-Israel editorial offered by Bloomberg in the August 21, 2018 edition of the Taipei Times on P.9 entitled “The Palestinians cannot keep living under Israeli apartheid” penned by Hussein Ibish.

How is it possible to write a 3 page article about the “Palestinians'” misery and not mention the word “Hamas” or the term “PLO” or the name “Abbas”, lingering President of the PLO since 2005 (is there an election in sight)? The “Palestinians” are under the heel of those organizations and that man, not Israel. Israel affords more rights to its Arab citizens than most other Arab countries afford their own citizens. Tens of billions of dollars of aid to the Palestinians are wasted each year on terrorism, bombs, tunnels, brainwashing and corruption, and not to schools, hospitals, education and the betterment of the “Palestinian” people. Hamas and the PLO are dedicated to keeping the “Palestinian” people poor and wretched so that someone can write an article like this. In Bloomberg no less. What a travesty.

Golda Meir, President of Israel said 60 years ago “Peace? We will have no peace with the Arabs until they love their children more than they hate us.” Until they educate their children to be better and stop teaching them to hate Jews, the ultimate racism and Antisemitism in the world, there will be no solution. Israel’s motto is Never Again and it means Never. Ever. Surrounding nations should look to Israel as an example of how to have a successful democratic country in the midst of a sea of tyranny. Israel took a desert and turned it into an oasis. The Palestinians took an oasis and turned it into a desert, and now weep for living in a desert – like a child who murdered his parents and throws himself on the mercy of the Court as an orphan, seeking sympathy. The path to peace runs through Gaza and the PLO, not through Jerusalem. There is no negotiating peace with people who do not want peace, only genocide against the Jews once more. Israel, like Taiwan, is a unique nation, in Israel’s case fighting alone against a sea of racism, and in the case of Taiwan, against international greed and addiction for Chinese lucre. Great people and great ideas persist in the midst of adversity. Israel and Taiwan will prevail.

The fact Mr. Ibish’s article argues for Israel to be prevented from being a Jewish state (among a surrounding and nearby 24 nations which are Islamic states or Arab states where Jews are not welcome) is telling. This is another stab at destroying Israel, with immigration if necessary. The problem of the “Palestinians” is not Israel, it is Hamas and the PLO, both corrupt, both happiest when the people are the most pathetic, their “governments” are oppressive, there are no human rights, no women’s rights, no freedom, no due process (due process in Gaza means summary execution at the pleasure and fiat of Hamas leadership) and no accountability (and oddly no mention of either of them in this 3 page article). Abbas was “elected” in 2005 and he is still in power after 13 years and the people have not benefited one single bit in all that time. When the PLO and Hamas are thrown out of governing the people, there will be hope for a future. As long as the world, the U.N. especially, and anyone who wishes to destroy the notion of a Jewish state continue to support the “Palestinians” as cannon fodder, there will be no peace. Israel is a tiny Jewish state in its historical homeland of more than 3,000 years, the one place in the world Jews can be safe. That will never change again. Never. Ever.