The people of Ukraine are paying a terrible toll in a war not of their choosing. But just as with the Russian people, there is a huge chasm between them and their rulers.
After lying to America for two years about the Covid pandemic, the establishment segued to a new narrative almost seamlessly: Ukraine’s government leaders are superheroes courageously standing for freedom, Western civilization, and all that is good against beastly Russian savages. But, just as with the Covid narrative, or the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory before it, Americans are not getting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Instead, they are being spoon-fed lies, propaganda, half-truths, and deception. The end objective: advancing globalism.
That the establishment media do not truly care about innocent victims of war or everyday Ukrainians should be very obvious. In fact, Ukrainians — or any other people for that matter — are disposable to the predatory class. Consider the ghastly genocide of Ukrainians by mass-murdering Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. In what was known as the Holodomor, or the Terror Famine, Soviet communists stole Ukraine’s grain crop and deliberately starved five to 10 million innocent victims in one of the greatest catastrophes in human history. New York Times “journalist” Walter Duranty fed Stalin’s propaganda to Americans by denying the barbarous atrocity, and eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for it.
Despite the nonstop media attention on Ukraine and purported concern for the very real suffering of Ukraine’s embattled population, massive numbers are dying in other conflicts around the world where the establishment press has remained completely silent. In Yemen, for example, an ongoing war involving the Saudi regime has resulted in over 150,000 deaths, with some 85,000 children dying of starvation due to the war, according to Save the Children. And yet, even as Americans glued to their TVs fly Ukrainian flags, the vast majority do not even realize a far more deadly conflict is raging on the Arabian Peninsula.
Aside from alleged humanitarian concerns expressed by the dishonest media, another one of the primary arguments in favor of the escalating U.S. and Western involvement in Ukraine by war propagandists and Western politicians is the integrity of Ukraine’s borders and its national sovereignty. And yet, despite the feigned concern, the same politicians and media propagandists making those arguments are also leading the charge to erase America’s national borders and surrender even more sovereignty to regional and global organizations. Indeed, millions of migrants have flowed into the United States and Europe just in the last few years as politicians have continued to give more power to supranational organizations.
In other words, the primary justifications for outside intervention in Ukraine by the warmongers and their shills in the media are clearly not the real issue. Nobody can fault courageous Ukrainian patriots for fighting to defend their homeland. But the clear winner in the conflict will not be Putin, Ukraine, or the United States. Rather, it will be the cause of globalism and the shift toward what the predator class refers to as the “multipolar world order.” By the time the conflict is over — and it may well expand into a truly global conflagration, potentially involving nukes — it will appear that the U.S. government scored the most spectacular “own goal” in geopolitical history. Countless people will die, but Communist China, European “integration,” and “global governance” will all win big.
Ukraine’s Globalist-leftist President
To begin understanding the enormity of the deception taking place, it helps to examine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an objective manner. Despite the portrayal of the media-savvy leader by the establishment press and American politicians as some sort of liberty-loving superhero, the reality is far less flattering. Indeed, if Zelensky were in America’s political system, despite claims of being “centrist,” he would be on the far-left fringe of the Democratic Party. He is also deeply corrupt and closely connected to various tentacles of the Deep State waging war on freedom worldwide.
Among other political positions, Zelensky is radically pro-abortion and radically anti-gun. Offering some crucial insight into his political ideology, Zelensky actually wrote publicly on Twitter that would-be Canadian strongman Justin Trudeau — a self-proclaimed admirer of mass-murdering tyrants including Fidel Castro and Xi Jinping — “inspired me to join politics.” In an interview with Axios, Zelensky also openly rejected the notion that the murderous dictatorship ruling communist China represents any sort of geopolitical threat.
The Ukrainian leader’s relatively new political party, known as the “Servant of the People,” is leftist, too, despite trying to portray itself as “libertarian” or in the center. Shortly after being selected to lead the party, chief Oleksandr Kornienko told the world that the party would be moving in a much more leftist direction. “It will be something between liberal and socialist views,” Kornienko declared on Ukrainian television, in a throwback to the nation’s days as a Soviet “socialist” republic.
Under the guise of “libertarianism,” Zelensky has also become quite the LGBT activist, in defiance of his own people’s more traditional values. Indeed, British foreign intelligence chief Richard Moore publicly suggested on Twitter that the war in Ukraine was over “values,” especially homosexuality and gender confusion. “With the tragedy and destruction unfolding so distressingly in Ukraine, we should remember the values and hard won freedoms that distinguish us from Putin, none more than LGBT+ rights,” wrote the MI6 chief.
Zelensky’s personal life and his media career are bizarre, to put it mildly. Video footage of him strutting around in women’s high-heeled shoes and tight leather and a female shirt exposing his midriff has been making the rounds, drawing praise from Western LGBT activists. The Ukrainian leader also infamously appeared on television half naked pretending to play piano with his genitals alongside another man.
Perhaps even more alarming, Zelensky is a hardcore globalist, too, having never met a sovereignty-destroying scheme he did not want to chain his nation to. From the start, he made clear his desire to shackle his nation to the European Union superstate currently devouring the remaining sovereignty of its member governments. The Ukrainian leader is also a major fan of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). And he has been demanding that the UN Security Council behave as a sort of world government.
As is his inspiration Trudeau, Zelensky is also closely connected to the Deep State and its various tentacles — especially the infamous World Economic Forum run by totalitarian-minded Klaus Schwab of “Great Reset” fame. In a January 22, 2020 speech at the WEF, long before the government- and media-backed hysteria around Covid reached a fever pitch, Zelensky celebrated what he described as “the epoch of ‘new normality.’” Zelensky was also placed into power with the backing of powerful Deep State-connected oligarchs. More on them later.
The allegations of corruption have swirled around Zelensky since long before the current war. The so-called Pandora Papers — leaked documents exposing the offshore accounts and business dealings of powerful people around the world — featured Zelensky and several of his top people. Among other concerns, they were found to be using a complex network of offshore companies in Cyprus, Belize, and the British Virgin Islands to purchase luxurious foreign properties from Tuscany to London. Zelensky denies involvement in money laundering, but admitted to using offshore companies, supposedly to avoid political influence in his TV shows.
Deep State Forces Behind Zelensky
Behind the façade of a democratically elected government are numerous “Deep State” forces. This includes shadowy forces within the Ukrainian government pulling strings behind the scenes, including legions of “former” communists and “oligarchs,” as well as deep ties to the international “Deep State” pursuing the “New World Order” agenda. The fingerprints are everywhere.
The current Ukrainian government is intimately tied to the ruling class in the United States. The puppet-style relationship is so blatant that then-Vice President Joe Biden actually bragged at a meeting of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. foreign aid from Ukrainian authorities in 2015 if their top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was not fired immediately. Shokin happened to be investigating Burisma Holdings, a shady “energy company” that was paying Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, some $50,000 per month to serve on the board.
“I said, ‘Nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars,’” Biden recounted about his trip to Kiev. “They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ The president said — I said, ‘Call him.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.’ I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b*tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Interestingly, Biden clearly implicated then-President Barack Obama in the conspiracy to remove a prosecutor who was investigating his own corruption. E-mails obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop clearly implicate Joe Biden in the corruption, too, with the former vice president being referred to as “the Big Guy” who was entitled to a 10-percent cut of the corrupt deals being negotiated by his drug-addicted son. With no experience to speak of, Hunter was hired by Burisma weeks after Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine, and pocketed millions of dollars for his supposed “services.”
Of course, Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor, cried foul about the conspiracy against him, even filing a formal complaint asking for a criminal investigation into Biden’s interference in Ukraine’s affairs and abuse of power. Trump raised the concerns publicly, too, and even talked about it with Zelensky sitting next to him in front of the TV cameras. In response to Trump’s concerns about obvious and flagrant Biden corruption in Ukraine, Democrats filed impeachment charges against President Trump.
Biden is hardly alone in the corruption, and Hunter Biden’s Burisma exploits are merely the tip of a massive iceberg of corruption among America’s predatory elites. Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, was even a “business partner” of Hunter Biden until 2015, as the then-vice president’s son was working out myriad “business deals” with Ukrainian oligarchs, Communist Chinese intelligence bigwigs, and more. Right after Trump won the election, Kerry’s State Department announced it was seeking a contractor to “build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine.”
Ukraine’s Deep State Oligarchs
Perhaps even more damning than the corruption on the surface is a look at the hidden connections behind the scenes. According to Anti-Corruption Action Centre, corrupt Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi owned Burisma and other Ukrainian “gas companies” through offshore entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cyprus. Burisma is the same company that hired Hunter Biden, presumably due to his political connections in Washington, D.C., and beyond rather than his drug addiction and sexual escapades.
The powerful Ukrainian oligarch’s net worth is estimated in the billions, making him one of the wealthiest individuals in Ukraine. Much of his wealth was embezzled from a bank he founded in the 1990s, costing taxpayers billions and helping land him on a U.S. sanctions list. As did other Ukrainian oligarchs, Kolomoyskyi benefited greatly from his ties to the “former” communist ruling class from the Soviet era.
The energy and media magnate, who also has held powerful government posts including being appointed governor of Dnipro (formerly Dnepropetrovsk), has been deeply involved in funding various militia groups in Eastern Ukraine. Among the groups receiving his largesse: the infamous “Azov Battalion,” accused by human-rights groups of including “Neo-Nazi” elements and perpetrating widespread atrocities against civilians. While many of the accusations are undoubtedly propaganda from Putin’s regime, where there is smoke there is almost certainly fire.
Text messages found on Hunter Biden’s laptop show him asking Hallie Biden, his mistress (and his brother’s widow), if she believed that he, Hunter, had “children burned alive in DONETSK.” Another asked if she believed he was responsible for “children killed in [D]onetsk, Ukraine.” These cryptic texts were presumably a reference to the children killed by his financial backer’s various militia groups rampaging across Eastern Ukraine fighting Kremlin-backed separatists.
Despite almost total media silence, Kolomoyskyi was a key player — if not the key player — in the creation of Zelensky and the Ukrainian president’s meteoric rise to power. Using his 1+1 Media Group and its propaganda TV channel 1+1, Kolomoyskyi peddled a show starring Zelensky called “Servant of the People.” Dubbed a “comedy series,” the show featured Zelensky as Ukraine’s president after being elected due in part to a rant against — ironically — Ukraine’s Deep State oligarchs.
It was not just the TV propaganda that Kolomoyskyi used to help install Zelensky as president. The wealthy “businessman” also provided campaign cash, fancy cars, armed security, and much more for Zelensky throughout his real campaign for president. And the oligarch helped bankroll Zelensky’s new party, “Servant of the People,” taken from the TV show. He helped finance the election of dozens of members to the Ukrainian Parliament as he jetted back and forth between Switzerland, the United States, and Israel, too.
In short, the same corrupt oligarch that brought Zelensky to power was in bed with the Biden crime family.
Another key oligarch in the ongoing saga in Ukraine is Victor Pinchuk, who is deeply tied to Putin-linked Russian oligarchs as well as Western and American oligarchs, including the Rothschild dynasty, George Soros, and Klaus Schwab’s infamous World Economic Forum. Pinchuk, who is married to the daughter of “former” communist President Leonid Kuchma, has been a critical player in events in Ukraine, both through his control of politicians in Parliament as well as his massive media holdings that influence public opinion. And yet the Western press barely mentions him.
His operations behind the scenes may be shielded from public scrutiny thanks in part to his generous contributions to American Deep State operatives. For instance, Pinchuk has showered more than $10 million on the corrupt Clinton Foundation. Pinchuk has also showered money on self-styled Republicans such as Council on Foreign Relations member and former National Security Advisor John Bolton, one of America’s most vicious warmongers. Bolton collected his largest speaking fees — a cool $115,000 — from Pinchuk. Pinchuk even dumped $150,000 into Trump’s charitable foundation in 2015.
Another prominent Soviet-born bigwig, arms dealer Igor Pasternak, has worked hard to influence American policymakers on Ukraine and other issues. Indeed, in 2013, he hosted a fundraiser for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Numerous oligarchs and kleptocrats from former Soviet territories have similarly showered money on Deep State politicians in the United States. Bill Clinton received for a “speech” $500,000 from a Kremlin-linked bank peddling Uranium One shares. Meanwhile, $145 million was pumped into the Clinton Foundation from Uranium One interests as the Russian government was working to acquire the U.S. uranium supplies — with special permission from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Western-globalist Role in 2014 Euromaidan Revolution
None of the recent developments in Ukraine can be fully understood without some background on the February 2014 “coup” that forced out pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovich. Indeed, despite the departure of its previous leader, the current government was brought to power in the violent 2014 “Euromaidan” color revolution, helped along by the Central Intelligence Agency, George Soros, and other power players. The head of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor correctly called it “the most blatant coup in history.” Communist forces in Ukraine helped, too.
That the Obama administration played a critical role in the coup is beyond dispute. In fact, a leaked phone call between then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt exposed the two conspiring to bring regime change to the embattled nation. Incredibly, the dynamic Obama duo even talk like kingmakers, describing which political figures are acceptable and which must be pushed aside.
In a 2013 speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Nuland, a member of the CFR and married to neoconservative warmonger and Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan, boasted that the U.S. government and perhaps some private interests had “invested” over $5 billion in Ukraine to produce “a good form of government.” No details were provided on who received the money, where it came from, or precisely what it was supposed to accomplish.
Nuland, of course, is still a key player in the ongoing saga, banging the war drums on behalf of the Biden administration. She also claimed that Soviet-built, U.S.-funded biowarfare laboratories in Ukraine (Hunter Biden’s company Rosemont Seneca invested in Metabiota, which is involved in the labs) might be used by Russia to stage a false-flag attack.
Another key player was the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA offshoot founded in the early 1980s to advance “democracy promotion” initiatives around the world. Since the Russian invasion, the NED has meticulously scrubbed all records of its funding projects in Ukraine from its searchable “Awarded Grants Search” database. But the archived page captured before being flushed down the memory hole revealed that the NED handed out over $22 million as part of 334 “awards” to interests, organizations, and projects in Ukraine from 2014 to the present.
Aside from the U.S. government, one of the most important players in the saga was billionaire and self-proclaimed Nazi collaborator George Soros, a fervent advocate of a globalist “New World Order” and technocratic governance. Soros, a former director and major financier of the Council on Foreign Relations, poured tens of millions into making the Euromaidan revolution possible.
In fact, the Soros-founded group International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), part of his Open Society Foundations, boasted on its website before the coup of being the single largest donor organization in Ukraine, having handed out over $100 million in the decades leading up to the Euromaidan revolt and the eventual “Revolution of Dignity” that helped install more Soros minions in power. Part of the goal was to promote “integration” with the EU, which only about one third of Ukrainians favored in a 2014 poll commissioned by the U.S. State Department. Many key players in the revolution were funded by Soros money.
Soros, who has been convicted of insider trading and whose early “business” ventures were backed by the powerful Rothschild banking dynasty, was hardly secretive about showering cash on Ukraine. “Well, I set up a foundation in Ukraine before Ukraine became independent of Russia,” Soros told CNN on May 25, 2014, following the uprisings. “And the foundation has been functioning ever since. And it played a — an important part in events now.” Indeed, Soros’ influence was so great in Ukraine that by 2020, the term “Sorosyata,” or Soros’ children, was used to describe the legions of Soros minions operating throughout the Ukrainian government.
Communist Role in the Revolution
The conflict was often framed as a tug of war over Ukraine between “former” Soviet communists seeking to bind the nation into Putin’s Eurasian Union (see the article on page 18) and Western globalists seeking to shackle the nation to what Mikhail Gorbachev referred to as the New European Soviet (the EU). But there is actually much more to the story than simply a Western globalist coup in Ukraine against then-President Viktor Yanukovych, a corrupt longtime member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union who favored deeper integration with Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.
While there were some positive developments in the aftermath of the revolt, such as Lenin statues coming down and being replaced with crosses, many leading players in the previous power structure remain in control today, including many dangerous oligarchs and their minions. On February 24, 2014, shortly after the revolution, the far-left New York Times even admitted as much in its report headlined “Ukrainian Protesters See Too Many Familiar Faces in Parliament After Revolution.”
Many of those “familiar faces” were “former” communists and puppets of Ukrainian oligarchs. In a recent edition of his World Affairs Brief newsletter, analyst Joel Skousen explained that when the Ukrainian Parliament ousted Yanukovich, it was “controlled by a large majority of Communists.” “So, it was the Communist majority in Parliament that voted to oust their Communist president — helping prove my point that the Maidan revolution, in fact, was a phony coup like the phony ‘fall’ of the Soviet Union — not a Western driven coup,” he explained.
The purpose, according to Skousen, was to replace Yanukovich with Petro Poroshenko “pretending to be anti-Russian, so he could provoke the uprising of the Russians living in the Donbass.” An openly communist president could not have done that, he added, saying that the only reason the revolution appeared to succeed is that the communist-controlled government ordered security forces to stand down. “Once again, this shows it was a manufactured coup by the Communists to set the stage for more conflict, leading up to the present war,” concluded Skousen. “It worked.”
Indeed, just as KGB defector Anatoly Golitsyn warned was going to happen, the fraudulent “collapse” of the Soviet Union left communists in charge of business, government, media, and more across the region. Unlike the aftermath of World War II, in which Nazis and Imperial Japanese leaders were tried and executed, mass-murdering Soviet bigwigs were allowed to rebrand themselves as “businessmen” and “politicians” while keeping a firm grip on the reins of power.
After the coup succeeded, the IMF and other tax-funded outfits began pumping billions of Western taxpayer dollars into Ukraine. In all, the “aid” packages, paid in the IMF’s proto-global currency known as “Special Drawing Rights,” totaled the equivalent of almost $11 billion in U.S. dollars. While some of that went to prop up Western megabanks or into the pockets of Ukrainian oligarchs, much of the money, supposedly intended to protect Kiev from Putin, was, ironically, promptly transferred to Moscow and the Kremlin under the guise of paying off energy debts, as The New American documented at the time.
Of course, the setup did not begin with the 2014 coup. Incidentally, more than a few analysts have argued that Ukraine’s current quagmire can be directly attributed to U.S. intervention. Consider that in the mid-1990s, shortly after Ukraine gained “independence” from the Soviet Union, the Clinton administration persuaded Ukrainian authorities to surrender their massive arsenal of nuclear weapons to Russia. In exchange, the Clinton administration promised that the United States would protect Ukraine and its borders from foreign attack. Obviously, that was a fraud.
Warmongering and Imploding Propaganda
Deep State globalist neoconservatives in both parties shrieking for war as a supposed response to the latest Russian invasion have actually been trying to foment war for many years. Before the Obama administration even left the White House, the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) went over to Ukraine to bang the war drums. “Your fight is our fight,” Graham told Ukrainian soldiers, adding that 2017 would be “the year of offense” and that it was time for Russia to “pay a heavy price.” McCain was also itching to see other people’s children die in war. “I believe you will win,” he told the Ukrainian troops.
Today, the war drums are louder than ever. And yet, much of the push for war is based on easily discredited war propaganda being endlessly peddled by the lying media and politicians across the Western world. Indeed, in the early weeks of the conflict, phony “story” after “story” being used to ratchet up tensions and promote a global conflict was being debunked almost as soon as it was released. But the establishment press, instead of running a correction and apologizing for parroting lies, simply proceeded on to the next fake story, along with the politicians spreading the propaganda. Consider a few examples:
• At the very start of the war, numerous news outlets reported on an alleged massacre of Ukrainian border guards on Snake Island in the Black Sea. According to the reports, a Russian warship had ordered the Ukrainians to lay down their arms and surrender to “avoid bloodshed and unnecessary deaths.” The Ukrainians reportedly replied with an expletive before being gunned down by the ship. Except, it never happened. In reality, even the Ukrainian Navy admitted that the alleged victims were captured alive.
• Another phony story, which went viral across social media, suggested that the former Miss Ukraine had picked up a gun and was heading to the front line to fight Russians. In reality, it was a picture of the beauty queen holding an airsoft gun — basically a realistic-looking toy. “I AM NOT A MILITARY, JUST A HUMAN,” she posted on social media after multiple fake reports claimed she was joining the war. It was one of several war-propaganda pieces glamorizing female fighters in Ukraine as “sexy” and brave.
• By now, almost everybody has heard of the infamous “Ghost of Kiev,” a Ukrainian fighter pilot who was courageously shooting down Russian MiGs. The propaganda was even parroted on social media by members of Congress, including Representative Dan Crenshaw, who promoted it on Twitter alongside the false claims about Snake Island. In actuality, the footage was created with the “Digital Combat Simulator,” as acknowledged by the creator of the video.
• Numerous fraudulent clips have also been used in news reports. For instance, a video of Ukrainian soldiers supposedly kissing their wives and families as they headed to the front lines that went viral online was later exposed as footage from The War of Chimeras, a 2017 movie. Separately, a major Israeli news network showed footage of a crashing spacecraft from the Star Wars movie and claimed it was “live footage” from the Ukraine war. Numerous other examples of fake footage appeared worldwide.
• Six weeks into the conflict, viral video footage that was picked up by major establishment media outlets purported to show a “mobile crematorium” being used by Russian forces to dispose of dead bodies and allegedly cover up evidence of war crimes in the city of Mariupol. In reality, the footage came from an eight-year-old YouTube video by a Russian construction company with an incinerator.
The lies and propaganda have continued relentlessly to this day.
Global War for Globalism
None of this is meant to suggest that there is not real suffering happening in Ukraine — there is. And many of the young men dying in defense of their homeland are heroes. But, clearly, there is an agenda to pump out as much emotion-manipulating war prop-aganda as possible, without even bothering to check the accuracy of it and without bothering to correct the record when it is exposed as fraudulent. The reason for this should be obvious: Somebody, somewhere, wants more war — a lot more war. And this conflict in Ukraine could easily escalate into a global conflagration.
Indeed, the Deep State has long understood the benefit of war in pursuit of its globalist objectives. In the 1962 report for the U.S. State Department titled “A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations,” Council on Foreign Relations member Lincoln Bloomfield explains the necessary steps to achieving such a world, including mandatory universal membership in supranational institutions.
One of the major outcomes of the war, already, has been the deepening and widening of supranational institutions, including the European Union, NATO, and more. Traditionally neutral nations are now clamoring to join up. And Ukraine, of course, cannot be allowed to be independent, either: It must be forced into either the EU or Putin’s Eurasian Union, which globalists on both sides have long talked about eventually merging together.
As Putin ally and Rockefeller minion Henry “New World Order” Kissinger put it in his 2014 book World Order, “The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another.” The EU is a “regional order,” as is Putin’s Eurasian Union. Every nation must be forced to submit.
In his State Department report on achieving world government, Bloomfield goes on to describe the fastest route to achieving the vision: “a grave crisis or war to bring about a sudden transformation in national attitudes sufficient for the purpose.” Indeed, he openly proposes that the conditions most likely to accelerate the process are “a crisis, a war, or a brink-of-war situation so grave or commonly menacing that deeply-rooted attitudes and practices are sufficiently shaken to open the possibility of a revolution in world political arrangements.” World War I, which birthed the League of Nations, and World War II, which resulted in the UN, the IMF, and the EU, both illustrate the point well.
Zelensky and his allies are exploiting the crisis — and the goodwill they have garnered because of it across the Western world — to push for global governance. In fact, in early April, the Ukrainian leader specifically called for a postwar international conference in Kiev to “determine how we can reform the world security system, how do we establish guarantee of recognition of borders and integrity of states and countries, how we will assert the rule of international law.” Among other proposals, he called for granting the UN Security Council even more power, and for the veto held by permanent members to be ignored.
Defenders of the Ukrainian president say he is desperate to protect his country from its far-stronger neighbor — a fair point. But a global government ruled by madmen would be far more dangerous than 100 Putins ever could be, and the evidence suggests creating such a planetary regime is precisely the plan of the shadowy forces behind the scenes.
The Deep State is once again using lies and deception to advance an evil agenda. Americans should resist the temptation to buy into the media narrative and get embroiled in yet another foreign war that will ultimately serve only to supercharge the globalist push to undermine the United States and move toward a draconian New World Order.
I’ve been a Republican for a long, long time. I’m only 60 years old, but I’ve been a true-blue Republican for 57 years. It started in 1964 when I was three years old, in my father’s arms, in Mt. Vernon, New York, handing out campaign flyers for Barry Goldwater.
So, I know a thing or two about the GOP.
Some argument could be made that my hero Ronald Reagan is the greatest GOP salesman of all time. Reagan made America prosperous again. He single-handedly turned a generation of young Americans into proud Republicans. Everyone loved Reagan.
A strong argument can be made for President Donald J. Trump as the greatest GOP salesman of all time. Trump is a born salesman, showman and entertainer. All Trump did was pull off the greatest upset in presidential history by beating Hillary Clinton- even though she rigged the election by spying on Trump and his campaign staff.
Trump topped that off in 2020 by getting the most votes of any Republican in history; the most votes of any sitting president in history; and the most new votes ever. No president has ever
come close to adding 11 million new votes.
Today, despite seven long years of media and social media hatred, slander, brainwashing and propaganda against him; just days ago, polls found Trump winning the 2024 presidential race by a 50%-36% landslide over Biden.
Speaking of Trump’s popularity, so far in the GOP primaries of 2022, Trump’s endorsed candidates are 55-0. This isn’t the GOP anymore, it’s the DJT- the Donald J. Trump Party.
Now that’s a great salesman. Legendary. Epic. The G.O.A.T.
But still, I’d argue Trump isn’t the greatest GOP salesman in history. That honor belongs to…
Never has anyone in history done a better job of turning the whole country into Republicans. That could be because in less than 18 months as president, Biden has turned the greatest country in world history into a combination of basket case and dumpster fire.
The economy is imploding- with negative GDP; over 20% real inflation; personal incomes down by 20%; manufacturing already in recession; worker productivity the lowest since 1947; and the stock market crashing.
We are suffering from massive hyper-inflation starting to feel a lot like Zimbabwe and the Weimar Republic. The middle class is being destroyed by gas and grocery prices. And it’s only getting started.
Big cities in the USA under Biden have become “no go zones.” Because of Biden’s horrible economy, soft on crime policies, and radical Democrat DA’s funded by George Soros, our cities are filled with homeless bums, tent cities, drug needles, poop, pee, unimaginable violent crime rates and unprecedented retail theft.
Because of Biden’s insane immigration policies, our border with Mexico is already wide open and about to get much worse- on May 23rd the entire world is coming to America. These are the
world’s poorest and sickest people- spreading disease and requiring cradle to grave welfare. And then there’s the crime wave they will bring- other countries are emptying their prisons to send their worst criminals, gangbangers and perverts to the USA.
I haven’t even mentioned the 1000-pound elephant in the room- Biden’s vaccine mandates. Millions of workers had to be force vaccinated, or lose their jobs. The result is skyrocketing
death and disability rates across the USA. Life insurance companies are in a panic- they report non-Covid deaths up 40% or higher since the vaccine mandate. Worse still, the Millennial death rate is up a staggering 84% since the vaccines.
And if Biden hasn’t killed your job with the awful economy…or your income with awful inflation…or literally killed or crippled you with his vaccine mandates…now he’s got us on the verge of
World War 3 with Russia threatening nuclear annihilation and China threatening an invasion of Taiwan.
The result of this Biden disaster? The latest polls show three remarkable, never-before-imagined developments…
1. Latinos have moved from lifelong Democrats to a double- digit GOP lead. Can you imagine? Biden’s disaster has moved an entire race of people to the GOP in only 18 months.
2. Parents with children under age 18 are now supporting the GOP by a 21-point landslide. Biden has turned liberal mothers into GOP “Mama Bears.”
3. Even young people are becoming Republicans. Biden’s ratings are lower among young Americans than any other age group. Stunning.
Yes, Trump is super-human. The man is unstoppable. A bull in a china shop. But still…
The greatest GOP salesman in history award has to go to Joe Biden.
Thanks Joe, you’re the best! You’ve turned the whole country Republican red. No one has ever done it better than you.
Wayne Allyn Rootis known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s latest book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. Wayne is host of the nationally- syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at USAradio.com, or “on demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com, or on the Audacy app.
What exactly is occurring to America? We have erased our borders. Since Comrades Biden and Harris took the reins they have purposefully and illegally poured 2 million of the world’s poor Hispanics into our nation. Many more are on their way. Is this simply the result of “policies gone awry?” Is this all simply about importing more Democratic voters? Or, does diluting the population with millions of more welfare minorities from third world countries have a more sinister angle?
Consider the fact that, since the time of Barack Obama, the black communities in America have been mobilized for violent action, beginning at Ferguson, Missouri, where the Obama team inserted itself and maliciously fomented violent riots. Black Lives Matter, a communist organization, was born during his period. With the assistance of Antifa, another communist group, mobs rioted, looted, killed and burned their way across America in the summer of 2019—with the sponsorship of those today in power.
Wonder if this could happen again? Anger and violence continues to grow in America. Before looking at the end goal, let’s note the root.
Revolution and the Fundamental Transformation of America
Increasing anger and hate is traceable to the anger of Karl Marx, whose specter walks the halls of universities and colleges and whose philosophies are being ingrained in millions of collegiate “useful idiots”—as Vladimir Lenin called them. In his blockbuster new volume, The Devil and Karl Marx, author and professor Paul Kengor thoroughly documents how Marx’s demonic anger flowed through his economic theory and called for action—for violent revolution.
Recall that Barack Obama called for a fundamental transformation of American society, which merely echoed his real tutors, Marx and Engels through figures such as Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers. Marx explained that in order to achieve “communist consciousness, and for the success of the cause, it is necessary that man himself should suffer a massive change.”
This change could only come about through “a revolution”, a process of “overthrowing” the old “filthy yoke and founding a new society only in a revolution.”
Liu Shao-Chi was the Chairman of the Peoples’ Republic of China and head of state from 1959-1968. In his 1965 book, How to be a Good Communist, he sums up the fact that Marxism-Leninism is the “science of revolution.”
Marxism-Leninism is the science of proletarian revolution, the science by which the working class builds socialism and communism … The science of Marxism-Leninism is of little value or no use to anyone who is not a genuine revolutionary, who is not a proletarian revolutionary to the core, who does not want to bring about socialism and communism throughout the world and emancipate mankind, to anyone who does not want revolution or is unwilling to carry it through to the end and wants to stop half-way.
Reading Marx and other socialists such as Shao-Chi is a good antidote against the childish notion that Marx was only about “theory” and that the real teeth was later put into the movement by Vladimir Lenin. “’Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.’ But Marxism emphasizes the importance of theory precisely and only because it can guide action.” Action. Marx was all about action. The proletariat (working class) against the bourgeois (property-owners).
Enter the Critical Race Theory
This revolution is already underway in America. It has come to us in the modern form of Critical Race Theory, an offshoot of Marxism. In pop culture it is called Woke Ideology, which, like its father Karl Marx, is atheistic in nature, and provides a seed-bed for revolution.
A fabulous read by one who lays it all out in a nutshell is the book Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology, by Noelle Mering. Ms. Mering explains what is Woke Ideology.
The term woke refers to the state of being alert and attuned to the layers of pervasive oppression in society. While it originated specifically with regard to racism, it has since broadened to include all areas of social oppression commonly considered to be along the lines of gender, race, and sexuality. Specific acts of injustice are used to serve the larger goal of furthering the ideology that sees all of human interaction as a power contest.
The CRT simply substitutes gender, race and sexuality for Marx’s bourgeois and proletariat. The game has not changed. Stir the underclass with dissatisfaction. Stoke resentment of the “peasants” into fierce rage.
Sweeping through present day America is the fire and rage of long simmering cultural revolution that has boiled over into months of violence and rage in the streets. Bystanders are accosted by angry mobs demanding they raise a fist in their air in support of Black Lives Matter. Crowds descend on residential neighborhoods in the middle of the night with bullhorns chanting profanity-laced screeds for residents to literally and figuratively ‘Wake Up.’ … Like the revolutionaries in Maoist China, their goalposts move swiftly from justice to vengeance to abolition—of the police and ultimately of authority itself.
In the end, the entire movement is destructive in nature and revolutionary in orientation. This is what is occurring in America with rapid speed. This is why Joe Biden flagrantly violates not only the immigration laws in our nation but is openly practicing human trafficking as he transports illegals into various cities in the middle of the night. This amounts to a standing army.
How is this going to work, you might ask? Good question. Imagine for a moment that an anti-Establishment Republican such as Donald J. Trump were to be elected into the presidential office again. Imagine further that his agenda includes turning back the ungodly and unconstitutional Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Or, just suppose that there might stand up enough solid Republicans with him to reverse the Obergefell decision that allowed for homosexual marriage in our nation.
I ask you: what are the streets going to look like when this occurs? Exactly. Now you know what the Left is up to.
I love words—their etymology is an amazing study; their composition knits an amazing narrative.
The word of the day for me is the noun “lunacy.” Its earliest use is found in the 1540s and describes the “condition of being a lunatic.” Originally this was used in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon’s cycle (hence the tern “lunar” was incorporated and especially during the “full-moon” periods). In later legal use this term evolved to reference any unsoundness (ill-healthy) of mind rendering one incapable of civil transactions or management of personal affairs. A weakened sense is an “act of madness or folly” used from the 1580s.
“Lunacy” is the direct opposite of “reason.” The one devoid of reason is a lunatic.
Immediately associated is the “mental health” of King Nebuchadnezzar as described in Daniel 4. The King “lost” all mental health when he trusted in himself. The King regained his mental health when he returned and submitted to God for directions. This is found in 4:34-36, “But…I…raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; for His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are of no account, but He does according to His will among the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can fend off His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ At that time my reason returned to me.”
Currently the USA is living in real-time lunacy!
From Jim Gammon I received this email that well frames the focus of this article…
“From the great High Sheriff of the High Plains, who has gone south to get the chill out of his bones! Some observations worth reading:
“I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life. I have never wished to live anywhere else. This is my home and I was privileged to be born here.
“But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is changing for the worse. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, no matter how much I pray, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same.
“I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life—so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.
“We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!
“You cannot justify this insanity:
• If a guy pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
• Somehow, it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.
• It was cool for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine, but was an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquired about it.
• Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees. (40% never finish)
• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
• Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang member or terrorist who jumps the southern fence is welcome.
• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
• If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan for us.
• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
• Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.
• And…pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”
“Nothing makes sense anymore – no values, no morals, and no civility. People are dying of a Chinese virus, but it’s racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong but killing unborn babies is okay!
“WE have ALL been forewarned: ISAIAH 5:20 – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship “America” has hit an iceberg, it’s taking on water, and is sinking fast. We Americans are drowning. Speak up while you still have breath and a voice for soon you will have neither if you don’t!
“Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.”
Well said and you can add multiple points from the current climate of lunacy that is controlling the population’s thoughts and behaviors.
Illustrating the reality of this condition is the below report that you will say “absurd!” BUT, is it any more absurd than the daily behaviors so visible by our current society?The Scripture is very specific in teaching that when mankind forsakes God and trusts in his own understanding that “reason” is lost. History is very specific in validating that when a nation loses its “reason” because it has forsaken God and trusted in his own understanding, it will be erased. The below report is astonishing but it lays bare and exposes the folly of our culture. It can be used for comedic scoffing but the danger in doing that is that we blind ourselves to the reality of our decaying culture.
Act incredulous that this is not happening and will not impact your life, but it is a reality that you will eventually accept. Joke about it; forward memes about it; ignore it; criticize it…but it is a real-time destructive factor in your civility and family!
Another word from the 1540s is the adjective “insidious.” It refers to that which is “deceitful, cunning, artful, treacherous.” It is a compound word from one term meaning to “plot, snare, ambush,” and from a second meaning to “sit on, occupy.” It is used to refer to cunning actions suggesting that the unfriendly is lying in wait, intending to entrap.
Our real-time lunacy is empowered by those intent on using cunning fears to entrap and disable our reason. We are being convinced that truth is no longer absolute; that science is the controlling god; that a fluid standard of right/wrong is within the individual’s choice; that following the multitudes in lunacy is the best thing to do.
Here is an astonishing illustration of where you are in this lunacy. Please check the links embedded as they take you to unbelievable actions.
An Italian Artist Auctioned Off an ‘Invisible Sculpture’ for $18,300. It’s Made Literally of Nothing
“It is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination,” Salvatore Garau said of his sculpture.
Taylor Dafoe, June 3, 2021
Italian conceptualist Salvatore Garau, via Instagram.
From the department of “They sold that for how much?!” comes today’s story, about an Italian artist who, for the cool price of €15,000 ($18,300), recently auctioned an artwork that is… well, nothing.
Last month, the 67-year-old artist Salvatore Garau sold an “immaterial sculpture”—which is to say that it doesn’t exist.
To be fair, the artist might disagree on conceptual grounds. For Garau, the artwork, titled lo sono (which translates to “I am”), finds form in its own nothingness. “The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that nothing has a weight,” he told the Spanish news outlet Diario AS. “Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.”
Lo Sono went up for sale in May at the Italian auction house Art-Rite. The pre-sale estimate valued the piece between €6,000-9,000, according to AS, but competing bidders pushed the price tag to €15,000.
The lucky buyer went home with a certificate of authenticity and a set of instructions: the work, per Garau, must be exhibited in a private house in a roughly five-by-five-foot space free of obstruction.
“When I decide to ‘exhibit’ an immaterial sculpture in a given space, that space will concentrate a certain amount and density of thoughts at a precise point, creating a sculpture that, from my title, will only take the most varied forms,” the artist went on.
If you thought that was artsy claptrap, he goes on to draw a rather lofty comparison to the work: “After all, don’t we shape a God we’ve never seen?” he added.
The artist didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lo Sono isn’t the only artwork of its kind in Garau’s oeuvre. In February of this year, at the Piazza Della Scala in Milan, the artist exhibited BUDDHA IN CONTEMPLATION, a similarly invisible sculpture demarcated by a square of tape on a cobble-stoned walkway. Meanwhile, this week, he installed APHRODITE CRIES in front of the New York City stock exchange. The effort, evidenced by an empty white circle, was supported by the Italian Cultural Institute.
“You don’t see it but it exists; it is made of air and spirit,” he explained in a video documenting the Milan piece. “It is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination, a power that anyone has, even those who don’t believe they have it.”
Indeed, many people on the internet seem to be having trouble tapping into that power. “So you really just taped a square and called that a sculpture?” reads the most-liked comment on the video page.
Americans opposed to COVID lockdowns and other government edicts supposedly related to the virus, as well as the “extremists” who believe the 2020 election was rigged, are at the top of the list of potential terror threats to the United States, according to a new advisory issued by the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security. “Conspiracy theorists” and purveyors of what the feds consider “disinformation” are now firmly in the crosshairs.
The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States. The Homeland continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks as well religious holidays we assess could serve as a catalyst for acts of targeted violence. These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.
Issued: August 13, 2021 02:00 pm Expires: November 11, 2021 02:00 pm
Through the remainder of 2021, racially- or ethnically-motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will remain a national threat priority for the United States. These extremists may seek to exploit the emergence of COVID-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the United States as a rationale to conduct attacks. Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year.
Additionally, leading up to the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula recently released its first English-language copy of Inspire magazine in over four years, which demonstrates that foreign terrorist organizations continue efforts to inspire U.S.-based individuals susceptible to violent extremist influences.
Historically, mass-casualty domestic violent extremist attacks linked to RMVEs have targeted houses of worship and crowded commercial facilities or gatherings. Some RMVEs advocate via online platforms for a race war and have stated that civil disorder provides opportunities to engage in violence in furtherance of ideological objectives. The reopening of institutions, including schools, as well as several dates of religious significance over the next few months, could also provide increased targets of opportunity for violence though there are currently no credible or imminent threats identified to these locations.
Foreign and domestic threat actors, to include foreign intelligence services, international terrorist groups and domestic violent extremists, continue to introduce, amplify, and disseminate narratives online that promote violence, and have called for violence against elected officials, political representatives, government facilities, law enforcement, religious communities or commercial facilities, and perceived ideologically-opposed individuals. There are also continued, non-specific calls for violence on multiple online platforms associated with DVE ideologies or conspiracy theories on perceived election fraud and alleged reinstatement, and responses to anticipated restrictions relating to the increasing COVID cases.
Ideologically motivated violent extremists fueled by personal grievances and extremist ideological beliefs continue to derive inspiration and obtain operational guidance through the consumption of information shared in certain online communities. This includes information regarding the use of improvised explosive devices and small arms.
Violent extremists may use particular messaging platforms or techniques to obscure operational indicators that provide specific warning of a pending act of violence.
Law enforcement have expressed concerns that the broader sharing of false narratives and conspiracy theories will gain traction in mainstream environments, resulting in individuals or small groups embracing violent tactics to achieve their desired objectives. With a diverse array of threats, DHS is concerned that increased outbreaks of violence in some locations, as well as targeted attacks against law enforcement, may strain local resources.
Nation-state adversaries have increased efforts to sow discord. For example, Russian, Chinese and Iranian government-linked media outlets have repeatedly amplified conspiracy theories concerning the origins of COVID-19 and effectiveness of vaccines; in some cases, amplifying calls for violence targeting persons of Asian descent.
How We Are Responding
DHS will continue to identify and evaluate calls for violence, including online activity associated with the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and false narratives, by known or suspected threat actors and provide updated information, as necessary.
DHS continues to encourage the public to maintain awareness of the evolving threat environment and report suspicious activity.
DHS is coordinating with state and local law enforcement and public safety partners to maintain situational awareness of potential violence in their jurisdictions and maintain open lines of communication with federal partners.
DHS is also advancing authoritative sources of information to debunk and, when possible, preempt false narratives and intentional disinformation, and providing educational materials to promote resilience to the risks associated with interacting with and spreading disinformation, conspiracy theories and false narratives.
More broadly, DHS remains committed to identifying and preventing terrorism and targeted violence while protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of all persons.
Make note of your surroundings and the nearest security personnel.
Government agencies will provide details about emerging threats as information is identified. The public is encouraged to listen to local authorities and public safety officials.
If You See Something, Say Something®. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or call 911.
The National Terrorism Advisory System provides Americans with alert information on homeland security threats. It is distributed by the Department of Homeland Security. More information is available at: www.dhs.gov/advisories. To receive mobile updates: twitter.com/dhsgov
If You See Something Say Something® used with permission of the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“Extremists may seek to exploit the emergence of COVID-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the US as a rationale to conduct attacks,” Homeland Security bureaucrats claimed in the bulletin, acknowledging that there is no specific threat or credible information that it knows about suggesting that anyone is actually planning anything.
Also under scrutiny are those Americans suspicious about the 2020 election — a number that polls suggest includes a majority of Americans and an overwhelming supermajority of Republicans. The mostly peaceful protest on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol, which Democrats and their media allies continue falsely referring to as an “insurrection” despite nobody having been charged with anything resembling insurrection, is key to the narrative. There was no mention about growing suspicions of FBI involvement in the January 6 incident.
“These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity,” Biden’s “Homeland Security” bureaucrats claimed without giving any examples of anyone promoting violent activity. “Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.”
Speaking to NBC News, which helped amplify the government’s propaganda against Americans, federal spokesmen echoed those claims. “DHS has seen an increasing but modest level of individuals calling for violence in response to the unsubstantiated claims of fraud related to the 2020 election fraud and the alleged ‘reinstatement’ of former President Trump,” the DHS spokesman was was quoted as saying by NBC News, adding that the concerns are becoming more mainstream.
Tackling so-called “thought crimes” is becoming a central element of the administration’s supposed effort to prevent terror. “DHS is focused on the nexus between violence and extremist ideologies,” a spokesman for the agency was quoted as saying, with “extremist ideologies” being essentially any ideologies the Biden administration disagrees with including ideas such as the U.S. Constitution and resistance to COVID tyranny.
The warnings about the alleged threat of conspiracy theorists, civil libertarians and election-integrity advocates came shortly after the FBI came under fire for urging Americans to spy on and report their own family members for “extremist” views. Critics blasted the cryptic call as a throwback to the barbarous Stasi in Communist-ruled East Germany, which encouraged citizens to constantly surveil and report each other to the murderous regime.
While again acknowledging that they have no specific information about any specific alleged threat, Homeland Security claimed that the U.S. government was not “prepared” for the January 6 incident because it did not spy on Americans closely enough. And so, DHS “leaders” cited by NBC vowed to more closely monitor social media and especially “extremist rhetoric.” DHS is also reportedly working with local law-enforcement agencies on the issue.
“We are currently in a heightened terrorism-related threat environment, and DHS is aware of previous instances of violence associated with the dissemination of disinformation, false narratives and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election,” the DHS spokesman said, dismissing widespread and well-founded public concerns over election integrity as “disinformation” and “conspiracy theories.”
In general, though, the government claims to believe that threats from everyday Americans are lurking everywhere, except among the left-wing extremists burning down U.S. cities and attacking police. “Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year,” the DHS claimed.
Unspecified “religious holidays” may also trigger terror attacks, the Biden administration said. The United States “continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks as well religious holidays we assess could serve as a catalyst for acts of targeted violence,” the DHS bulletin argued.
After repeatedly emphasizing that conservative and liberty-minded Americans are the main supposed terror threat to America, the administration reluctantly acknowledged supposed foreign threats, too. “These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences,” the bulletin claimed.
There were no warnings issued about domestic terror groups such as Antifa or Black Lives Matter. The two communist organizations, which have numerous links to hostile foreign regimes and organizations, destroyed billions in property and were responsible for numerous deaths last year in violent riots that swept across major cities nationwide. Even RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) in Congress such as Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said it was a “grave mistake” for the administration to ignore those threats.
Meanwhile, despite the supposed concerns about terror and national security, the Southern border with Mexico overseen by the same federal agency remains wide open. Because of that, actual terrorists with dangerous intent have been waltzing across the border into the “Homeland” practically uninterrupted on a regular basis.
Consider the recent arrest of two Yemeni men on the government’s no-fly and FBI terrorist watch lists who were arrested while illegally crossing the border from Mexico in January and March. According to U.S. Border Patrol officials, over a thousand illegal aliens each day walk across the border and are not even pursued because agents are so busy taking care of the growing tsunami of children showing up at the border.
Of course, legitimate counter-terrorism experts focused on actual terror threats to the United States were purged from federal service during the Obama administration — especially those who knew that jihadists and violent communists such as Antifa posed the most significant domestic terror threat to America’s national security.
The expertise and training programs developed by actual experts were replaced with discredited “countering violent extremism” (CVE) nonsense focusing on the largely imaginary threat of “white supremacists.” Critics say that is how the FBI and other agencies missed obvious warning signs and clues about the Boston Marathon attack, the Orlando nightclub massacre, the San Bernadino slaughter, and other jihadist terror attacks.
Now, as The New American has been warning for decades, the end goal is coming into view more clearly: Turning the massive federal intelligence and law-enforcement apparatus against mainstream Americans concerned about the lawlessness coming out of the federal government. If the scheming is not checked by Congress and state governments, the administration fully intends to further weaponize the power of the federal government against its own citizens.
In a widely criticized document entitled National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, the administration made clear that it is not just violence that is at issue — but ideas and thoughts that supposedly might possibly lead a person to commit a violent act. And it will not just be the federal government involved.
“Preventing domestic terrorism and reducing the factors that fuel it demand a multifaceted response across the Federal Government and beyond,” Biden says in an introduction to the National Strategy document. “That includes working with our critical partners in state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and in civil society, the private sector, academia, and local communities, as well as with our allies and foreign partners.”
But of course, only some ideas that might lead to violence are actually in the crosshairs. For example, consider that the admitted terrorist Floyd Corkins told the FBI that he was inspired to commit terrorism and mass-murder against conservatives and Christians by the far-left hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center. And yet, instead of targeting the radical ideology of the SPLC, the feds work with the discredited organization to target mainstream Americans.
Ironically, perhaps, the mass-murdering dictatorship ruling mainland China sounded a lot like the Biden administration in its demonization of those who reject total government power under the guise of keeping people safe from COVID.
For instance, through its mouthpiece Global Times, the Chinese Communist Party used an article about the terror alert to blast “loopholes” in the Constitution’s “federal system” that have “restricted” the power of the federal government when “encountering a crisis.” Some states, the regime said, are “reluctant to do the right thing to combat the epidemic.” Part of the problem is that “Americans advocate individualism,” the CCP said, slamming opposition to mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and travel restrictions.
With each day that passes, it is becoming more and more clear that the U.S. government — using rhetoric and talking points almost identical to those of the murderous Chinese Communist Party — is being weaponized against Americans and freedom. The outlandish new “terror” warning painting tens of millions of mainstream Americans with legitimate concerns about individual liberty and election fraud as terrorists should be a wake-up call to all.
Critical Race Theory, all the rage in America’s government schools, is just rehashed Marxist Critical Theory attempting to divide the country along racial lines.
During China’s so-called Cultural Revolution, the mass-murdering monster Chairman Mao and his minions divided the children and the population as a whole into two broad categories: the black classes and the red classes.
The black classes — those who came from families that owned land or businesses prior to the revolution, for instance — were the “oppressors.” Individuals from those classes were ordered to stand in front of their peers and do “self-criticism.” They also had to repent of their supposed “privilege,” though all of the repenting in the world could not get rid of the stain of having been born into a “black” family. In many cases confused children were ordered to denounce their own parents.
The red classes, by contrast, which included landless peasant families and revolutionary Communist Party soldiers, among others, were members of the “oppressed” class that was set to “liberate” China. All of the oppressed’s problems, claimed the propaganda and functionaries of the regime and its indoctrination centers, were the result of systematic exploitation and oppression coming from the evil black classes. To fix it, all of the “olds” — the habits, customs, culture, and ideas of China’s ancient civilization supposedly developed by the black classes to oppress everyone else and maintain power — needed to be dismantled and eradicated.
Before long, blood was literally running in the streets, as crazed and brainwashed “Red” youth in thrall to Chairman Mao’s lies terrorized and massacred their own countrymen. Children even turned their own parents over to the Communist savages to be tortured or executed. Libraries were burned, statues were torn down, professors and intellectuals who stood in the way were cut down, and frenzied children behaved more like rabid hyenas than human beings.
Lily Tang-Williams, who was just a young girl at the time, remembers it all like it was yesterday — and she remembers getting caught up in the mass hysteria, too. She was there. She lived it. She remembers the seething hatred and division that was inculcated in the population and especially impressionable young children. She remembers the violence that resulted. And she sees troubling parallels with the ideology and worldview that has taken over America like a fast-moving cancer.
They’ve seen this before: Lily Tang-Williams (left) grew up during Mao’s Cultural Revolution in Communist China, and she remembers how children were brainwashed and divided into “oppressor” and “oppressed” classes. After fleeing communist madness in North Korea, Yeonmi Park (right) came to America in search of freedom, but what she found in the “education” system was more outrageous than in her native land. (Photo credit: Left, John C. Williams, right, P Tore Sætre/Wikimedia)
“What is going on today in America with Critical Race Theory and identity politics really reminds me of what happened in China during the Cultural Revolution,” said Tang-Williams, who is now a proud American trying to sound the alarm about the mass insanity involving CRT and race that is gripping her adopted homeland before it is too late.
“I have witnessed how horrible social and political chaos can be when you tell the police to stand down and you … categorize people into classes, into two groups, oppressors versus oppressed, like the Marxists did,” she recalled, noting that there were five subcategories within the red and black classes that the communists used to foment more and more hate between people. “Mao divided the whole Chinese population into identity politics, fighting tooth and nail with each other, and 20 million people died.”
“I feel like this is a lesson I need to share with my fellow American citizens,” explained Williams, who serves on the advisory board of U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) and has been raising awareness about the dangers of CRT by doing everything from testifying in legislatures to publishing columns in major newspapers. “This is my new country, and I came here to achieve the American dream, not to relive another Cultural Revolution.”
It’s not just Chinese refugees to America who recall with horror the use of Critical Race Theory-style tactics to divide and enslave their nation. North Korean defectors and even those who fled from communist slave states in Europe remember it well, too — and they are expressing shock at seeing the very same techniques being deployed in America, from schools and businesses to government agencies and even in churches.
At a school-board meeting in Bedford Central, New York, in June, a mother who was born and raised in the Soviet Union spoke out against CRT and “equity” schemes. “The proposed ‘anti-racist program’ is just a prettier name for racial Marxist teaching. You don’t need to sugarcoat it for me. I lived it. Same methods, same vocabulary, same preferential treatment to certain groups,” explained the outraged mom. “That’s why equity is packed with good causes like ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion,’ so nobody can challenge it. But, I know.”
Blasting the “equity for all” program and other racialized Marxist teachings, she said it is “actually a tyrannical Soviet ideology” that has resulted in mass starvation and millions of executions around the world. “Ask me how I know? I was born in Soviet Union and my family has seen it all. Suffering first from Nazi and then from tyrannical Soviet ideology. Back there, what started with ‘equity for all,’ quickly ended with nothing to eat for my people,” she declared. “And now my family is here because of it — because ‘equity’ does not work.”
“They told us they were advocates for equity and enemies of privilege, people believed this, and we paid the awful price. This ideology killed millions of people worldwide. And now you’re bringing it here to indoctrinate our own children,” continued the mother. “Equity was just a tool used by communists to make sure everyone was equally poorly educated so people didn’t question authority. While in definition it was about fairness, in reality, it means same outcome — nobody excels, mind-boggling sameness. The key tactic is to remove all the incentives and motivation to succeed for all the students.”
Now, despite having fled that horror, she sees it rearing its ugly head in her new homeland. “We did not come here for a blanketed synthetic equity. We had enough of that one,” the mom concluded in her stinging three-minute scorching of the indoctrination taking place in government schools. “We came here for equal opportunity under the law and freedoms in this country. Soviets extinguished all the excellence and opportunity.”
According to a North Korean defector, the anti-American propaganda in America’s “education” system is even more extreme than the North Korean regime’s indoctrination. When Yeonmi Park fled to the United States from North Korea, she was under the impression that America was a land of free speech and freedom of thought. After attending Columbia University, however, her views changed. “Even North Korea isn’t this nuts,” she told Fox News.
The Critical Race Theory was laid on thick at Columbia. “Every problem, they explained [to] us, is because of white men,” Park continued. Many of the hyper-racialized indoctrination sessions on “white privilege” and similar CRT-inspired nonsense reminded her of the “caste system” in North Korea where individuals were placed in categories based on their ancestry and family history.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park explained, saying she could not believe how much she was being asked to censor herself. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”
Divide and Conquer
The reason so many victims of communism from around the world see the parallels between CRT and what they experienced under communist oppression is simple. Critical Race Theory, a derivative of Critical Theory, is literally a Marxist tool created by Marxists to be used for dividing and conquering nations to further Marxist objectives.
Leaving aside the fact that the Bible never speaks of “race” as an issue — in fact the Bible says all men come from “one blood” and are descended from Adam and Eve — the New Testament in the Bible sheds light on the dangers of CRT and its utility for subversives. Three of the four Gospels quote Jesus warning that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. In fact, in Matthew, Jesus is quoted warning that divided kingdoms will be “laid waste” or “brought to desolation,” depending on the translation used. And that is the point: Marxists have known all along that the way to destroy a nation is to divide it — especially one as powerful as the United States.
Marx, of course, viewed the key fault line to base conflict around as being bourgeoisie (capitalist class) versus proletariat (working class). In Russia, revolutionaries backed by American mega-banks, as documented by Stanford historian Antony Sutton in his essential book Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution,succeeded with that class-struggle formula. After all, Czarist Russia was already a deeply divided society with a relatively oppressive, quasi-feudalistic ruling class lording over the peasantry. Backed by Wall Street money, Marx’s formula proved successful.
In America and Western Europe, however, the class conflict argument was far less appealing. Indeed, trying to persuade “working-class” Americans that they were being “oppressed” by their employers proved largely futile. The “American Dream” was real: People from anywhere could come to America with nothing and, if they worked hard and served their fellow man, they could become rich and successful beyond anything that the world had ever seen. Thus, the Marxists needed a new tactic to divide America.
Enter the exploitation and even weaponization of “race.” Communist operatives recognized early on the potential of exploiting racial division in America. In fact, documents from both the KGB and the FBI reveal a Soviet plan to create what they described as a “Negro Soviet Republic” in the American South that could serve as a beachhead for Communist slavery on the American continent.
Black American revolutionaries were brought into leading positions in the Communist Party USA to help advance this agenda. Among them was Manning Johnson, a black radical who rose so far through the ranks in the Communist Party that he was invited to Moscow. But eventually, he realized what was going on and blew the whistle in his historic book Color, Communism, and Common Sense. Not only did communists not care about black Americans, he explained, but the Reds were actually vicious racists exploiting black Americans to enslave mankind.
“The placing of the repository of everything, right and just, among the darker races is a dastardly Communist trick to use race as a means of grabbing and enslaving the whole of humanity,” explained Johnson, who defected from the party after realizing he was being used. “Moscow’s Negro tools in the incitement of racial warfare place all the ills of the Negro at the door of the white leaders of America…. Moreover, while they talk about ‘racial strife’ in America as providing grist for Moscow’s propaganda mill they are busy creating it.”
Like old friends: Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi (right), whose parents came to America from Nigeria (presumably not for the alleged “systemic racism”), stands next to murderous Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. (Photo credit: Twitter)
Today, the situation is the same: Behind the race-mongering and CRT are Marxist operatives. Consider, for example, Black Lives Matter. All three of the co-founders are proud Marxists. Speaking on The Real News Network, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted that she and fellow BLM co-founder Alicia Garza were “trained Marxists.” The third co-founder, Opal Tometi, posted to Twitter a photograph of herself in Venezuela with mass-murdering Marxist dictator Nicolás Maduro. “Currently in Venezuela,” she tweeted along with the picture. “Such a relief to be in a place where there is intelligent political discourse.”
And just like the black Marxists pushing racial hatred in Johnson’s day, behind the three BLM co-founders are wealthy white financiers such as George Soros, the Rockefeller dynasty, and many of America’s Fortune 500 corporations.
CRT fundamentally rejects the official rallying cry of Martin Luther King, Jr., and (more broadly) the Civil Rights movement — the idea that people should be judged on the “content of their character” rather than the color of their skin. Instead, Critical Race theorists argue that people should be judged by the color of their skin. But as always with Marxist campaigns, the issue is never really the issue — the issue is always the revolution, as the 1960s Students for a Democratic Society used to say.
Almost a century ago, a cabal of Marxists led by law professor Carl Grünberg organized around the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. More commonly known as the “Frankfurt School,” this subversive operation was actually hatched in a Moscow meeting at the Marx-Engels Institute convened by the Communist Internationale and mass-murdering Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin’s key operative Karl Radek. Other key players included Soviet secret police boss Felix Dzerzhinsky, Hungarian Bolshevik “cultural commissar” Gyorgy Lukacs, and Communist Internationale (Comintern) bigwig Willi Münzenberg.
Around the same time that Italian communist Antonio Gramsci dreamt up what came to be known as cultural Marxism, the forces behind the Frankfurt school also realized that Marxist “revolution” would not be possible in the West — at least not until the nuclear family, Christian culture, religion, and other key institutions were undermined. And so they set about destroying the pillars that sustained civilization so that a new Marxist society could emerge from the ruins of the old world. After helping lay the foundation for National Socialism’s rise in Germany by promoting Nietzsche and others, the Frankfurt School ended up having to flee from the Nazis. They ultimately landed at Columbia University in New York.
There were many tools used to break down the old order — radically sexualizing the youth, demonizing religion, weaponizing education, and more. But among the key weapons formed by the Frankfurt School to deploy against Western civilization was Critical Theory. In his 1937 work Traditional and Critical Theory, ISR Director Max Horkheimer explained that the goal of Critical Theory was to bring about radical social change by exposing the alleged oppression of people by capitalism and traditional culture.
Analyzing everything through the lens of “oppression,” Critical Theory was used to criticize every institution and idea that was contrary to the Marxist agenda until it became discredited in the mind of the people. The theory was promoted primarily through academia at first, but from there worked its way into K-12 schools and eventually into every American institution. From Critical Theory grew Critical Legal Studies, which worked to demonize the American legal system, grounded in the Constitution and the laws of Nature and Nature’s God, as a tool of oppression.
By the 1990s, CRT had been born. In 2001, Critical Race theorists and pioneers in the field Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic published Critical Race Theory: An Introduction outlining the key beliefs of the CRT movement. Among other ideas, they claimed racism was the norm in America and that any advances made by non-whites were only allowed because such advances supposedly served the interests of “whites.”
But again, behind the façade, Marxism was never far away. Another modern pioneer of Critical Race Theory, for example, was fringe left-wing UCLA law professor Cheryl Harris. Among other Marxist ideas, she proposed confiscation of private property, including land. The primary difference from traditional Marxism was that, rather than redistributing the property to the oppressed proletariat, it would be doled out by the nation’s new racial overlords based on race. In practice, though, it would almost certainly end up with property in the hands of a centralized state, just as Marxist redistribution schemes always do.
More recently, CRT kingpin Ibram X. Kendi, who leads Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, has proposed a full-blown racial dictatorship. This would include the creation of a “U.S. Department of Antiracism” with the power to overturn any law or policy at any level of government if the department, which would be beyond the reach of voters, determined that it did not contribute vigorously enough to “antiracism.” Even the speech of politicians would be subject to controls from the new department.
Basically, the goal is to destroy Christian civilization and replace it with Marxism. “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist,” explained Kendi, who has also publicly argued that orthodox Christianity, particularly the Christian doctrine of salvation, generally “breeds bigotry.”
CRT Is Everywhere
Today, Critical Race Theory has become ubiquitous in America. From corporate boardrooms and church pulpits to government agencies, entertainment, and even schools, there is no “safe space” to hide from the escalating madness. “Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy,” warned Christopher Rufo, founder and director of the public policy research center known as Battlefront and a leading figure exposing CRT.
“Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions,” Rufo continued in a talk for Hills-dale College that was adapted into an essay for the school’s Imprimis publication. “When I say that critical race theory is becoming the operating ideology of our public institutions, it is not an exaggeration — from the universities to bureaucracies to k-12 school systems, critical race theory has permeated the collective intelligence and decision-making process of American government, with no sign of slowing down.”
CRT now dominates federal agencies and bureaucracies. This very much includes the U.S. military, where soldiers are being taught that America is plagued with white supremacy and that all whites contribute to this, fomenting division and distrust between soldiers and sailors based on “racial identity,” not to mention encouraging a hostile view of their nation and its institutions. The national-security implications of this madness cannot be overstated. Meanwhile, the toxic ideology has overrun federal law-enforcement agencies, the “intelligence” apparatus, the bureaucracy, and much more. Rufo gives a brief overview of CRT indoctrination within the federal government:
The FBI was holding workshops on intersectionality theory. The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees they were committing “microinequities” and had been “socialized into oppressor roles.” The Treasury Department held a training session telling staff members that “virtually all white people contribute to racism” and that they must convert “everyone in the federal government” to the ideology of “antiracism.” And the Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day reeducation camp, where they were told that “white male culture” was analogous to the “KKK,” “white supremacists,” and “mass killings.” The executives were then forced to renounce their “white male privilege” and write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color.
Of course, Trump famously banned CRT training within the federal workforce by executive order. But the fact that it was going on even during the Trump presidency highlights the fact that this insidious weapon — much like termites eating away at the structures that support a building — was already very advanced in destroying the nation before most of the public caught wind of it. In any case, Biden overturned Trump’s executive order on his first day in office so that the dangerous CRT brainwashing of America’s millions of federal employees could continue.
“This is a revolutionary change,” continued Rufo, adding that the entire machinery of the federal government and even state and local power is increasingly being “turned against the American people.” “This ideology will not stop until it has devoured all of our institutions.”
And indeed, CRT now dominates major corporations, megabanks, and more. Coca-Cola even famously told its employees they should try to be “less white.” Mega-corporations across the nation are forcing their workers into training sessions where CRT dogma is pounded into them. Those who dare to publicly disagree can be drummed out of their jobs, denied promotions, and more. An entire cottage industry of grossly overpaid “consultants” and “experts,” along with “chief diversity officers” and “equity and inclusion directors,” is now a staple at nearly every major business and institution.
Training the next generation: America’s children in all 50 states — even those that banned CRT — are being indoctrinated with CRT and lies to hate their churches, families, and nation. (Photo credit: AP Images)
Even more alarming, perhaps, is the infiltration of CRT into the churches. Despite the Bible specifically pointing out that God created all people of “one blood” and never dividing human beings by “race,” churches, including even many conservative evangelical churches, have fallen victim to the poisonous Marxist narrative. In fact, the CRT banner has been picked up even by the Southern Baptist Convention, which infamously adopted a resolution claiming it was a useful “analytical” tool. While the SBC walked that back somewhat in 2021 following outrage, CRT and its proponents continue to wreak havoc among Southern Baptists and Christian denominations across the board. For a much more detailed treatment of this subject by prominent Pastor Voddie Baucham, who argues that CRT is actually an anti-biblical “cult” animated by “demonic” ideas, see his book Fault Lines, reviewed on page 18.
CRT in the Classroom
Nowhere is the CRT extremism more out of control than in government schools, however. As detailed in The New American’s June 21 Special Report on education headlined “Save Our Children,” CRT is now the lens through which everything from math and science to English and civics is taught. Racial propaganda and Black Lives Matter dogma are taught literally from pre-K to university in every state in the union.
To get a sense of what this looks like, consider an exercise forced on third-grade children, typically aged eight or nine, in one of the wealthiest school districts in the nation, Silicon Valley’s Cupertino Union School District. The confused children were ordered to “deconstruct” their racial, gender, religious, family structure, and sexual identities. After that, they were told to create an “identity map” and rank themselves based on the “power and privilege” received from the “intersection” of their various “identities.” “A white, cisgender man, who is able-bodied, heterosexual, considered handsome and speaks English has more privilege than a Black transgender woman,” offered the school materials in an example of how to understand the results.
Despite growing outrage from parents of all skin tones across America, the three-million-member National Education Association recently approved a resolution at its convention vowing to teach CRT everywhere. Amid half-hearted denials from dishonest union bosses that CRT is being forced on children, the far-left NEA even vowed to create a team to help teachers “fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.” Even in the states that have banned it, CRT brainwashing of children continues. Indeed, Biden’s Department of Education is bribing state and local governments to peddle the poison to children in government schools using “stimulus” money.
Of course, promoting a false narrative such as CRT depends on the creation of fake history to support the narrative. Enter the 1619 Project, written by a virulent racist for the far-left New York Times and taught nationwide in government schools. This fraudulent narrative holds, among other claims, that “anti-black racism,” slavery, systemic oppression, and other evils are embedded “in the very DNA” of America. Of course, if America’s very DNA is evil, there can be no change in policy and no possible transformation that would make the nation redeemable. In other words, the only solution is to kill America and replace it with something new. That is the point.
The 1619 Project was so dishonest that even the Times’ own fact checker argued against publishing it, and countless left-wing historians have debunked it. Indeed, the screed even omits the historical fact that the first legal slave owner in America was an African named Anthony Johnson, who arrived in America as an indentured servant like most Africans and many Europeans at that time. After serving his time, Johnson purchased rights to many indentured servants, including Europeans.
The CRT-peddling history books have completely rewritten American history. Christian America, organized under the self-evident truth that God created all equally with unalienable rights, went from being the very first society in human history to abolish slavery (numerous states abolished it before Britain) to being portrayed as a uniquely evil nation that practically invented slavery. Instead of being proud of their incredible heritage, young Americans are taught to be ashamed. Even the struggle for independence is falsely portrayed as an effort to preserve slavery.
Of course, to peddle that false narrative, lies and omissions abound. Virtually all the so-called history books today have removed any reference to the first martyr for the cause of America’s independence, a patriot of African heritage named Crispus Attucks, who was the first casualty of the Boston Massacre in 1770, and thus, the first American killed in the revolution. How could Americans of African descent be convinced that they needed their own “Independence Day,” so-called Juneteenth, if they knew the truth? Many other great American patriots of African heritage have similarly been deleted from history because, if people knew their stories, the CRT narrative would implode.
The goal of CRT promoters is to dismantle America. Ultimately, the goal is the complete overthrow of the free market, freedom of speech, Christianity and Christian culture, federalism, Western civilization, separation of powers, the U.S. Constitution, God-given rights, equality under the law, and even America itself. This can be seen clearly in the effort to demonize each of these as the product of — or even perpetuator of — “white supremacy” and “systemic racism.” If the evil forces behind CRT succeed, America will go the way of many nations before it — China, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Angola, Mozambique, North Korea, and so many others.
Because CRT and its offshoots and proponents increasingly have a bad smell associated with them — and because in some jurisdictions CRT has been banned in government institutions — new terms and phrases are constantly being dreamed up. After all, CRT itself is just re-branded Marxist propaganda. Today, this poison hides behind seemingly innocuous and non-threatening terminology such as “equity,” “social justice,” “inclusion” and “inclusivity,” “diversity,” and so on. No matter what disguise the monster takes, it must be opposed and exposed.
Defeating CRT will require a multi-faceted response. And it will not be easy. Tens of millions of Americans — including millions of teachers shaping the minds of America’s youth — now see the world from a Marxist-CRT worldview. That means simply passing a state law or school board resolution purporting to “ban” CRT will be totally ineffective. A much more comprehensive approach will be required.
At the political level, Congress, governors, legislatures, and even local governments must root it out from government. Not one cent of taxpayer money should flow to any institution or individual promoting this evil, anti-American ideology. Lawsuits against this poison are already making their way through the courts and may offer a useful avenue when it comes to reining in public institutions. In the business world, consumers should avoid doing business with any company that promotes CRT or any of its derivatives. Churches that embrace CRT should be corrected or, if that proves impossible, abandoned. And parents must get their children out of government schools before another generation of children is raised to believe these deadly lies.
More importantly, though, will be developing and propagating a truthful narrative about America, Christianity, and Western civilization that exposes the evil fraud of Marxism and CRT. Of course, America has had its flaws, and still does, because it is made up of sinful human beings. However, it is also unique and amazing: Americans, first at the state and then at the federal level, were among the first people in human history to reject slavery, an institution that has been ubiquitous throughout human history and was not even criminalized in parts of Africa until the 21st century. America created a model for the rest of mankind to follow. It established liberty and protected the God-given rights of more people, and created more material prosperity and human well-being, than any other nation in history. America is amazing, and it is worth not only preserving, but celebrating. The dishonest Marxists and their useful idiots must never be allowed to obscure that.
As President Biden works to handicap both American energy production and usage, in the name of fighting global warming, he is destroying jobs, prosperity, and freedom.
On January 20, 2021, the booming town of Midland, South Dakota, became practically a “ghost town” in an instant. In the morning, every single room at the rustic Stroppel Hotel was occupied by highly paid workers toiling away on the Keystone XL pipeline and associated operations. By evening, there was nobody left. “Our whole world turned upside down with the stroke of a pen,” explained Laurie Cox, who bought the hotel six months ago with her husband, Wally, with the understanding that the pipeline would be bringing in large numbers of guests and patrons for the foreseeable future.
Now, thanks to Joe Biden’s executive decree canceling the pipeline, the Cox family’s future is uncertain at best. “Our real money was in renting the rooms — that’s where the pipeliners came in and really helped sustain us,” Cox told The New American magazine in a phone interview from her hotel. “We had a significant amount of people in the hotel, working on the pipeline and supporting them. Now, that’s done. We’re a small community, we don’t have a lot of opportunity. This was our once-in-a-lifetime chance and now it’s gone.”
Weeks into the devastation, the situation is already a tragedy. “I’ll be honest, we’re going to struggle month to month to pay the bills, whereas before we had plenty of money coming in to re-invest and improve the hotel and even hire people,” Cox said, reading off a list of other people in the region whose lives were similarly turned upside down. “I don’t even take a wage — everything we’ve got now we’re putting back into this hotel. I had hired somebody to help us run the place, but there is just no more money to have an employee anymore.”
There is still hope thanks to the hotel’s mineral bath. “Being a small hotel in the middle of nowhere, we do have our mineral waters that bring people in, even though right now we’re not bringing in enough to keep going,” she said. “We had been planning on having the workers for at least quite a long time. And our main money would have come when the main line kicked in. But now we’re going to have to try to pull in more people for going into our mineral waters — which are really special, by the way, healing.”
Still, Cox, sounding devastated but displaying traditional American spirit and perseverance, vowed not to give up. “This hotel is part of our little community, and when we bought it in September, we became part of this community. The hotel is a resource that this town has had since 1939, for generations, and we’re going to keep trying to make it work,” Cox continued. “We’re going to do everything we can to preserve this resource that God has given us.” But it will be hard, she added.
Keystone XL & National Pain
Of course, the Cox family is just the tip of the iceberg of destruction as Biden’s unconstitutional executive orders and his war on U.S. energy destroy thousands of lives and wreak havoc on countless families nationwide. According to data from the companies involved in just this one project, the Keystone XL pipeline was supposed to directly create almost 11,000 jobs — most of them “union” jobs, too, supposedly Biden’s favorite type of jobs.
Biden Bringing Economic Harm
Many of the unions that backed Biden are now expressing outrage. “The Biden administration’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on day one of his presidency is both insulting and disappointing to the thousands of hard-working LIUNA members who will lose good-paying, middle class family-supporting jobs,” said the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), which previously endorsed Biden’s candidacy. “By blocking this 100 percent union project, and pandering to environmental extremists, a thousand union jobs will immediately vanish and 10,000 additional jobs will be foregone.”
But it gets worse. With a few strokes of Biden’s pen on a flurry of executive decrees, he managed to directly torpedo over 50,000 high-paying jobs on just his first day in office, according to estimates based on government figures. Some estimates suggest the real number may be as high as 70,000. Countless more will be lost in the years ahead as energy prices soar and firms seek out greener pastures to create wealth and manufacture products in places such as China.
While the Kremlin and dictators across the Middle East and beyond were thrilled with the killing of the Keystone XL pipeline, even America’s liberal friends and allies to the north were furious. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, for instance, blasted Biden’s executive order as a “gut punch to the Alberta and Canadian economies” and “an insult.” Despite being a fellow “green” fanatic, the far-left prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, expressed “disappointment” in Biden’s move.
American lawmakers were outraged, too. “President Biden’s executive order will rob both American and Canadian workers of good-paying jobs,” said Senator John Barrasso (Wy.), who is the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “President Biden’s actions will not end our need for oil from our strongest ally, Canada. Instead, it will cost jobs, result in more shipments of oil by rail and make America even more vulnerable to OPEC and foreign adversaries, like Russia.”
Fact checkers promptly sprang into action to silence critics of Biden’s killing of the pipeline. Their primary line of attack was the notion that, while it was true that Biden was destroying tens of thousands of high-paying jobs, he planned to create even more jobs in “green” energy at some point in the future. Basically, all those laid-off oil and gas workers could simply learn how to make solar panels, batteries, and those giant wind turbines strewn across large swaths of Texas and the American plains.
In other words, oil workers are being asked to give up high-paying jobs in exchange for jobs that usually pay less, in technical fields that can’t absorb the numbers of workers being shed by the oil patch, and that usually require retraining and that will mainly end after the big wind and solar projects are installed. Perhaps Biden could “create jobs” by borrowing money from China to pay people to smash big rocks into little rocks, too. At least it would not be as destructive.
Then mid-February’s bone-chilling cold hit. The very same wind turbines that were supposed to save humanity from alleged man-made global warming ended up freezing amid devastatingly cold temperatures, contributing to plunging millions into electrical blackouts as temperatures dropped below zero. (It’s noteworthy that there is a record of such cold snaps occurring in Texas since the 1890s.) The irony was not lost on the people of Texas — America’s largest energy producer — as some five million victims of government “green energy” schemes wondered if they might freeze to death before power returned. A number of people died, including an 11-year-old boy.
Other Assaults on U.S. Energy & Jobs
The war on American energy — and America itself — goes far beyond just the Keystone XL pipeline. Under President Trump, in 2019, America became “energy independent” for the first time in more than six decades. With his pen and phone, however, following in the footsteps of Barack Obama before him, Biden reversed much of that progress in just a matter of weeks. Biden’s actions will be a boon to Middle Eastern tyrants, Russia, Venezuela, and other regimes awash in oil. But the costs will be devastating to America, and to some of its most vulnerable communities.
It is not just energy and transportation that depend on “fossil fuels” and hydrocarbons. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s own website, oil and natural gas are needed in the manufacturing of over 6,000 everyday products and high-tech devices. These include tires, heart valves, toothbrushes, helmets, laptops, phones, wind-turbine blades, hearing aids, life jackets, and countless other essential goods without which modern life would come to a screeching halt. Producing these goods in the United States under the sort of regime envisioned by Biden would become difficult, if not impossible.
One of Biden’s major changes was an indefinite freeze on drilling and exploration for energy on federal lands. In just the state of New Mexico — one of the nation’s poorest states — Biden’s executive order halting oil and gas leases and drilling on federal lands is set to cost over 60,000 jobs, representing almost seven percent of the state’s entire workforce. New Mexico, a Democratic state, is also expected to lose more than $1 billion in tax revenue in the first year, an economic impact study by the American Petroleum Institute (API) suggests. Because half of New Mexico’s energy extraction happens on federal lands, and the feds own more than a third of the state’s land, that state will be particularly hard hit.
Other states set to be devastated by Biden’s decrees include Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, and more. In Louisiana, API data suggest, the state’s Gulf Coast region could lose 50,000 jobs and almost $100 million in tax revenue just by next year as a result of Biden’s imperial decrees against American energy production. It could get worse, too, as the offshore drilling industry in Louisiana supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes almost $7 billion to the state’s tax revenues each year.
“It’s devastatingly simple,” explained Representative Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in an op-ed for Fox News. “When Washington radicals ban drilling on federal lands, Americans lose their jobs, investment flows overseas, and communities across America lose a primary source of revenue for schools, health care, and conservation efforts…. Our friends and neighbors rely upon these jobs to pay rent, put food on the table, and keep the lights on.”
“The Biden administration is attacking their livelihoods and jeopardizing America’s energy security,” the two lawmakers continued, adding that America is a global leader in producing and using energy in a clean, environmentally responsible manner while the regimes that will benefit do not adhere to proper environmental standards. “President Biden either doesn’t understand the damage he is doing to our communities or he doesn’t care.”
Gunning Americans down: Using executive orders, Biden has destroyed untold numbers of high-paying jobs producing energy domestically and made America more dependent on hostile foreigners. Perhaps even more significant than the economic damage inflicted on Americans is the national-security threat these decrees pose. “When the United States became the single largest oil and gas producer in the world, we were protected from market manipulation by OPEC and rogue actors,” the representatives said. “By undermining our energy dominance, Biden once again puts us at the mercy of foreign regimes, many of whom use those new-found billions of dollars against America and our allies.”
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was fuming over what he described as Biden’s “destructive” policies. “What we’re seeing in the first week of the Biden administration is that the president is really taking a wrecking ball to many of the states that have oil, gas, coal, manufacturing jobs — that’s gonna have a real detrimental impact, especially as the American economy is coming out of COVID-19, a pandemic,” he declared, noting that Biden was going even further than Obama in his “green” scheming. “I think he’s really kicking the American people when they’re down economically and it’s not a message of unity that he’s been talking about.”
Producers, too, are sounding the alarm, even as apologists try to soothe concerns. Speaking of the drilling “moratorium,” Dan Naatz with the Independent Petroleum Association of America suggested this was likely to be significant and long-term. “Do not be fooled, this is a ban,” he explained. “The Biden administration’s plan to obliterate the jobs of American oil and gas explorers and producers has been on clear display.” Experts such as investment legend Felix Zulauf are predicting almost a doubling in the price of oil during Biden’s first term due to the anti-energy policies being pursued.
Green Energy Fraud
The notion that America can simply replace all of its lost energy from hydrocarbons with windmills and solar panels is plainly preposterous. Perhaps nobody explained it more beautifully and succinctly than Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, in a powerful five-minute video for PragerU exposing the “wind and solar” racket being used to dupe Americans into destroying their energy production.
Consider, among the countless problems, that the technology is simply not capable of supplying the power needed for an advanced civilization. After decades of governments showering billions of dollars in subsidies on their cronies behind the “green” wind and solar interests — think the scandal-plagued, Obama-backed solar panel company Solyndra, for instance, which flushed half-a-billion tax dollars down the drain when it declared bankruptcy — wind and solar power accounts for less than three percent of the world’s energy supply.
Aside from the economic absurdity of it all, the environmental devastation that would result from more widespread use of wind, solar, and battery power is hard to fathom. “Like all machines, they are built from non-renewable materials,” explained Mills. For instance, producing just one single electric-car battery requires digging up and processing over 250 tons of earth. Producing one wind farm, meanwhile, requires 30,000 tons of iron ore and 50,000 tons of concrete — not to mention nearly 1,000 tons of plastic. To get the same amount of power from solar would take 150 percent more resources.
In short, to continue pursuing the tax-funded solar and wind fantasies of central planners will require digging up millions of acres of pristine areas. All of that mining will consume an unfathomable amount of hydrocarbon energy, too, as will the industrial processes needed to refine the materials. And if that “green” power is stored in batteries, it will cost orders of magnitude more than traditional sources of electricity.
Those enormous numbers do not even factor in the massive mining operations that would be needed to get the rare-earth metals necessary to produce the batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels. For a number of reasons, almost none of that mining is taking place in America now, and it will not in the future either — especially as the Biden administration and the federal government frantically work to destroy U.S. mining operations. Instead, much of the mining will take place in China and Russia and other hostile nations. Ironically, a great deal of it is being mined by children in some of the areas environmentalists say they most want to protect — in Central Africa and the Amazon region of South America.
As Mills also points out, the life of wind and solar equipment is typically half the lifespan of conventional energy machines such as gas turbines. The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that by 2050, solar-panel waste in need of disposal will be double the tonnage of the plastic waste produced today. And that does not include worn-out batteries or wind turbines. Adding insult to injury, storing one barrel of oil costs about 50 cents, while storing the equivalent amount of energy generated by wind turbines in batteries will take $200 of batteries, Mills explained.
In short, the true cost of all this “green” energy scheming — both economic and environmental — is astronomical.
Green New Deal & Sustainable Development
But there is a method to the madness. Indeed, it is all part of a broader and more destructive plan. Even before winning the dubious 2020 election, which was marred by countless credible allegations of voter fraud, Biden was quietly but firmly peddling the Green New Deal. “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” explained the Biden-Harris campaign website outlining a “plan for a clean energy revolution and environmental justice.”
On January 27, just one week into his presidency, following dozens of executive decrees, Biden held a press conference at the White House to unveil what sounded suspiciously like the Green New Deal floated by extremists and socialists in Congress in recent years. In his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, signed amid the confab, Biden even called for “conserving 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.” In other words, almost one-third of all the land and water in America would be made virtually off-limits to man. Also in the order was a new “Civilian Climate Corps.”
Adding insult to injury, he promised to “create jobs” by finishing off the energy-extraction infrastructure. “We’re also going to create more than a quarter million jobs to do things like plug the millions of abandoned oil and gas wells that pose an ongoing threat to the health and safety of our communities,” he said before parroting the UN-created slogan about “building our economy back better,” a derivative of the UN slogan “Build Back Better” that Biden ripped off for his campaign. “It’s a whole-of-government approach to put climate change at the center of our domestic, national security, and foreign policy.”
The public first got a taste of the “Green New Deal” agenda in 2019, when H.R. 109 was introduced in Congress by a coalition of 67 radical communist and socialist Democrats led by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Among other absurdities, the effort would seek to eliminate air travel, the eating of steaks, the use of hydrocarbons, and more. It would aim to completely end all emissions of CO2 — an essential gas exhaled by every living person and required by plants — over the coming decade. An FAQ released with the bill even touted “paying people who are unwilling to work.” Seriously.
But even serious environmentalists ridiculed the Green New Deal. Calling it a “recipe for mass suicide” and the “most ridiculous scenario I ever heard,” in an interview with The New American, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore blasted the “deal” as “completely preposterous.” He warned that if the scheme were actually implemented, people could be forced to turn to cannibalism to avoid starvation — and they still would not survive. All the trees on Earth would be chopped down, too, as people scrambled for energy to cook and warm their families with, he said.
That horrifying scenario would seem to fit quite nicely with the plans of the Club of Rome, an establishment powerhouse bringing together a diverse group of totalitarian characters from around the world, ranging from climate guru Al Gore to Bill Gates, George Soros, and Bill Clinton, to the late New World Order kingpin David Rockefeller and former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev. In its 1991 report, this group of powerful billionaires and policymakers indicated that with the Cold War officially in the rear-view mirror, a new target was needed to justify globalism and Big Government.
“The common enemy of humanity is man,” the club said in its report, The First Global Revolution. “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.” In short, you and your family are the enemy — and your ability to sustain yourself, especially the energy needed to sustain life and civilization, is now officially in the cross hairs.
War on the United States, and Fighting Back
The war on America’s energy is actually a war on America itself, and the American people, by enemies foreign and domestic. As to the involvement of foreign interests, while most critics have seen the benefits to the Kremlin and other regimes as an unintended consequence, there is actually more to the story. As The New American magazine has been reporting for years, members of Congress discovered that Russian-government energy interests were funding U.S. “green” groups through a shell corporation in Bermuda called Klein Ltd. It was sending money to the Sea Change Foundation. From there, the money was distributed to a broad network of extremist “environmental” organizations such as the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Climate Action Network that are all seeking to destroy America’s energy industry.
Also, not only were Communist China’s agents deeply involved in promoting the Obama administration’s “green” policies, but China is a major beneficiary of Biden’s policies (see article on page 17). As American companies become uncompetitive due to surging energy prices, and Communist China continues building coal-fired power plants, America’s productive capacity and its jobs will be quickly shipped off to China. And all those “green energy” jobs and technologies? They will be in Beijing’s interest, too.
“What they’re talking about is exchanging [our former] dependence on the Middle East and OPEC, which was at one point close to 50% of our energy, for almost total dependence or twice as much dependency on China,” American Energy Alliance Senior Vice President Dan Kish explained regarding the expected hard shift into wind and solar power, pointing to Communist China’s dominance in the “green” energy sector. “I’ve got friends who are geologists who are saying, ‘Why are we doing this? This is crazy.’”
There are also powerful domestic forces hostile to American interests who are pushing for — and profiting from — the misery they are imposing on America. In 2014, the tip of the iceberg surfaced when the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee dropped its bombshell report headlined “The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA.”
This shadowy network identified as the “Billionaires Club” was exposed showering huge amounts of funds on the environmentalist “green movement.” And with all that money, the billionaires had come to dominate policy making, fleece taxpayers, and more — often in violation of federal laws. Numerous billionaires involved in the Club of Rome, such as the late David Rockefeller and Bill Gates, were key players.
This war on energy inspired by hostile foreign powers and anti-American billionaires in bed with Beijing has known consequences — and those responsible have openly admitted it. As Obama put it in 2008, under his plan, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” And when power prices skyrocket, businesses will rocket out of the United States and into other countries — China, for example. In countries where power prices are not skyrocketing and where companies need not even worry about pollution, there’s the extra benefit of slave labor. Biden and his handlers are not fools. Like Obama, they fully understand the consequences of their actions. And that is the point.
But from the flyover country and state capitols to the halls of Congress, opposition is growing quickly. And effective ways to resist are already being explored. Consider the example set by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. Noting that Biden’s decrees targeting energy are “in contravention of Article II Section 2 and the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution,” in addition to the threat they pose to his state, the Republican governor ordered state agencies to resist.
Specifically, Stitt directed that state officials “utilize all civil methods and lawful powers to protect [Oklahoma’s] 10th Amendment powers and challenge any actions by the federal government that would seek to diminish or destroy Oklahoma’s ability to encourage job growth and the responsible development of our natural resources within the energy industry.” Other governors may follow suit.
Every state in the union can use the power of nullification. For the last four years, Democrats used it unconstitutionally to block immigration laws and constitutional Trump policies. By contrast, Republicans at the state and local level can and should use it, constitutionally, to stop federal overreach into the energy sector, where the government has no constitutional authority.
America’s Founding Fathers viewed nullification as “the rightful remedy” to lawless usurpation of power by the feds. When there’s a case such as Biden’s, wherein an apparently almost-senile puppet is carrying out the instructions of power-mad billionaires and hostile foreign powers to reduce the United States to poverty and despotic rule, it is not just the right of the states and the people under the Constitution to resist — it is their duty.
The war has always been between liberty and bondage. Allow people to control their own lives with local government, or will complete control of people gravitate to the top in a statist society? The left has been about the latter, which is why the United Nations was initially created.
One tool only is in the toolbox of the UN Dictator’s Club—Climate Change, which is now upgraded to “Climate Emergency.” So bartender turned scientist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns. It is the crowbar to beat America over the head into economic submission. We must bow down to the Imperialism of the UN—for the environment, of course. Eco-Imperialism.
The Dictator’s Club Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on all the countries of the world to immediately declare a “climate emergency” (December 12 Summit). His hand-wringing last year included that President Donald Trump had withdrawn from the “Paris Climate Accord.” Trump actually exposed the truth that the Sustainable Agenda of the UN Paris Accord is nothing less than a socialist siphoning-off of billions of American dollars to redistribute around the world. Climate sins, you know.
Now that Joe Biden is in, what a relief to the globalists! His first day in office, slow of speech he may be, but he quickly began goose-stepping to the tune called down from the globalist masters, and the Paris Climate Accord has been rejoined. He can’t speak very well, but he can take orders.
That was a close one for the Global Masters of the UN. With Donald Trump at the helm, it looked like they would not conquer America after all. This is why Jeffrey Sachs, an economics professor at Columbia University, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, opined out loud that the most severe emergency facing the Dictator’s Club was Donald J. Trump being in office. Now that that is solved, back on the fast-track of globalism and eco-imperialistic governing from the United Nations.
A “State of Climate Emergency” has been declared by the UN. Antonio Guterres breaks it down for us. “This is a moral test. We [read, ‘America’] cannot use these resources [fossil fuels] to lock in policies that burden future generations with a mountain of debt or a broken planet.” The prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, suggested that the primary crime of America was that we are “major emitters of carbon dioxide.”
What about the real major emitters, China and India? Chinese President Xi offers only modest changes to cut emissions per unit of GDP by 65 percent by the end of the decade. He also promised to make non-fossil fuels account for 25% of China’s energy by 2030. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged no new climate commitments.
No matter. It is America the globalists want. Our liberty has rendered us immoral climate sinners. Morality has nothing to do with how many of its citizens China may torture. No. It is how much carbon dioxide society as a whole emits. Guterres knows. We must submit to the Eco-Imperialists. This is the moral thing to do. And you thought science was a study of the natural world through systematic observation and experiment. Foolish Americans.
Conservatives were once a lonely band of freethinkers
In the early 1950s, liberal intellectuals shaped the American zeitgeist, while conservatives, to quote Yale professor Willmoore Kendall, manned “tiny outposts” over a broad front, rarely communicating with one another.
When 39 American and European conservative intellectuals, calling themselves “traditional liberals,” formed an organization in the spring of 1947, they did not meet in America but thousands of miles away in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland. Their mood was somber, for statism had permeated the governments of Western Europe while communism ruled in Eastern Europe with a little help from the Soviet Army. Led by the Austrian economist F. A. Hayek, these free-market scholars described their goal, rather grandly, as “the preservation and improvement of the free society.” Economist Milton Friedman contented himself with saying the meeting demonstrated that “we were not alone.” All too alone were conservative academics such as University of Chicago English professor Richard Weaver, Duke political scientist Ralph Hallowell, Louisiana State University political philosopher Eric Voegelin, Harvard historian William Y. Elliott, and UC Berkeley sociologist Robert Nisbet.
There were scattered conservative publications, with small circulations compared with those of established liberal journals such as The New Republic and The Nation. Human Events was a weekly eight-page political newsletter. Firmly anti–New Deal, it described the changes in American government since 1932 as “revolutionary” and called on Republicans to roll back the “iron curtain” that separated Washington from the rest of the country. But its call to action had attracted a circulation of only 5,000.
The one conservative youth group was the newly born ISI, with its paradoxical name, the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists (now the Intercollegiate Studies Institute). Encouraged by a $1,000 check from oil executive J. Howard Pew, ISI’s organizers argued that the push toward socialism in America had begun in the early 1900s with the formation of Socialist Clubs on college campuses. ISI’s plan was to “foment the organization of campus cells for the study and discussion of individualistic ideas.” The libertarian language reflected the ideology of its founding father, Frank Chodorov, who never met a government program he didn’t want to dismantle. With William F. Buckley Jr. as president, ISI reached 600 members in its first year and then quadrupled over the next several, revealing a campus appetite for at least some conservative ideas.
There were conservative newspaper columnists, such as George Sokolsky, and radio broadcasters, such as Fulton Lewis Jr., but liberals undercut their influence by linking them whenever they could with a “militant right wing.” CBS’s Mike Wallace, for example, invited his viewers one evening to listen to Lewis explain “the attraction the far right has for crackpot fascist groups in America.” Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
When The Conservative Mind was published in 1953, liberals joked that the title was an oxymoron. But they stopped laughing when they read Kirk’s synthesis of the thought of leading conservatives from the late 18th century to the 20th century, including Edmund Burke, John Adams, Daniel Webster, Benjamin Disraeli, George Santayana, and T. S. Eliot. The work established convincingly that there had been a conservative tradition in America since the Founding. Kirk made conservatism intellectually respectable. In fact, as NR publisher William Rusher pointed out, he gave the conservative movement its name.
As George Nash has written in his indispensable study The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, there were three reactions to the Left in the aftermath of World War II. The first, as represented by Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, consisted of classical liberals and libertarians, resisting the threat to individual liberty posed by the collectivist state. The second was the revolt of traditionalists, such as Weaver and Kirk, who urged a return to time-honored religious and ethical beliefs and a rejection of moral relativism. The third was, in Nash’s words, “a militant evangelistic anti-Communism,” shaped by ex-communists such as Frank Meyer and Whittaker Chambers, author of the powerful autobiographical work Witness.
Bill Buckley’s special genius as a master fusionist was his ability to keep these dissimilar, disputatious intellectuals on the same masthead for years to come. Why were there so few defectors? Because of Buckley’s extraordinary skill at harmonizing the conflicting voices of the conservative choir. Because he persuaded his fractious colleagues to concentrate on their common enemy — the Soviet Union — and set aside for the time being their undoubted differences. And because he helped them realize they were part of something historic — what Buckley would call “our movement.”
Lee Edwards is the distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards has published 25 books, including “Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty.”