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Pope Francis scolds President Trump for Jerusalem, refugees. Pope Francis is wrong.



Pope Francis scolds President Trump for Jerusalem refugees Pope Francis is wrong

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis used his immense reach to go against two of the most important policies President Trump has initiated. First, he pushed for a two-state solution with a divided Jerusalem, a reference to President Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Then, he told the nations they must help migrants “driven from their land,” a not-so-veiled attack on the President’s stance on accepting more refugees.

I’m not a fan of the President, but the Pope’s attacks were flat out wrong. Of all the things I can oppose the President on from his incessant push for massive infrastructure spending to his penchant for petulance at any given moment, the two things I wholeheartedly support are his intended actions on Jerusalem and unchecked immigration. I may not like how he’s going about performing these two important tasks, but I love that he’s performing them. That’s much more than can be said of every other recent president.

Before I get into why the Pope is wrong, let’s talk about one potential criticism against him that I will not invoke. Some would say the Pope and all other religious leaders should stay out of the worlds of policy and governance. While the separation of church and state is a noble and fundamental aspect of modern society, there’s a difference between the church (or any other religious institution) getting involved in government and individuals of religious recognition expressing their views. We do not want a theocracy (until the one true King and Priest returns), but one of the concepts that’s been spreading through Washington DC and other secular world capitals is the notion that faith has no place in politics. I’ll go into much greater detail about why that’s impossible in a future article, but as a teaser, let’s take into account that “science-driven atheists” have a faith of their own that pervades the political world, so even a lack of faith is, in itself, a religious belief that influences leaders and representatives. Again, more on that in the future. For now, let’ simply dismiss the notion that the Pope or any other religious leader is somehow supposed to stay out of politics. They can’t and shouldn’t.

With that said, let’s look at the Pope’s criticisms:

Pope Francis Christmas Message Takes Aim at Trump Over Jerusalem Move, Immigration Francis called for Israel and Palestine to be separate, independent countries, and for the world to take better care of millions of migrants “driven from their land”—two subtle hits at President Donald Trump in the pope’s annual Christmas address.

Speaking in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the Pope indirectly addressed Trump’s decision last week to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a controversial move that many—including the more than 120 nations that backed a United Nations resolution on Thursday—believe will undermine the so-called “two-state solution.”

Rather than make this one long article, I’m turning it into three. In the other two articles, I individually tackle the Pope’s assertions that America in general and President Trump in particular must change his policies on migrants and Jerusalem.

Helping migrants “driven from their land”

The easy message for the Pope is to condemn anyone he believes should be letting in more refugees. He was talking directly about America in his Christmas Day speech, though he fell short of blaming us.

The harder message is one that proposes sustainable solutions. That message is never spoken by world leaders because it requires more effort than they’re willing to exert. Pointing at America and telling us to do something about it is much easier than pulling together a coalition of nations to put real effort into fixing the situation. Even the United Nations, whose job is allegedly to address situations like these, are much more interested in condemning an embassy move than helping millions of people in dire need.

Real solutions aren’t easy, but they’re achievable as I noted in one part of this short article series:

Solving the refugee crises does not require open borders need, more than anything else, safety and stability. The vast majority did not wake up one morning and decide they wanted to become Americans, Germans, or Australians. They woke up to war and were displaced by it. Many open border proponents, and apparently the Pope, would like for us and other western nations to give these refugees a “good life” with our version of safety and stability. This has been demonstrated time and time again to be a huge mistake that affects the host communities and the refugees themselves. There’s no need to go into the effects in the host communities. You either hear the stories or ignore them. What’s not often considered is the “better life” the refugees are going to be treated to by putting them into our culture.

For some, it’s better. They embrace it. We’ve heard plenty of stories about migrants and refugees who came to our country under duress before assimilating and doing great things in their lives. These are highlighted by the media and rightfully so. However, there are many more who are placed in western cultures and either have a hard time assimilating into it or attempt to assimilate those around them into the culture they’re bringing with them.

The Pope wants help in the form of bringing in more refugees. The real solution is to help nations that are more culturally aligned and that have the potential for infrastructure to support an influx. Nations in the Middle East, east Africa, and southwest Asia are much closer culturally to those affected by the Syrian crisis. Bangladesh is a good destination for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, but they need a great deal of assistance from the international community. In every situation where refugees are seeking new homes, there are better places to send them than to the United States or other western nations.

Dividing Jerusalem in a two-state solution

The other big news from the Pope’s address is his call for a two-state solution and the dividing if Jerusalem. This is the common talking point for world leaders today. It seems they are unified in pushing this as the only way to find peace, ignoring the fact that peace negotiations haven’t worked for decades before President Trump declared recognition of a united Jerusalem as Israel’s permanent capital.

It’s time for the Pope and everyone else to stop. They continue to push a narrative in hopes that it will stick. In many ways, it has. Most of the world seems to agree. They act as if this international pressure will push Israel to change their stance.

They act like Israel will someday have suicidal leaders because doing what the world wants could easily lead to many radical Muslims’ end goal of wiping Israel completely off the map:

Stop trying to make a split Jerusalem happen. It’s not going to happen. the Pope and the rest of the world want to do is split Jerusalem. They may or may not realize that doing so sets up Israel for the same type of attacks they’ve faced in the past when Muslim nations had the strategic advantage to do so. In a nation the size of New Jersey, it’s utter insanity to expect them to shrink their barely defensible borders and allow a Palestinian state to be the proxy for their enemies. That’s what this really comes down to when all the rhetoric is put aside.

I’ve often wondered if the world’s hatred for Israel is so strong, they push for a two-state solution and a split Jerusalem because they know it could lead to the destruction of the Jewish state. Today, America and Israel are essentially alone. There are others reportedly starting to embrace sanity, but the majority of the world seems bent on Israel’s eventual downfall.

Final Thoughts

The Pope holds tremendous influence over much of the world. It’s within his rights to express his views, but it’s also his responsibility to make sure his views are aligned with what’s best for the world. For better or for worse, he can change hearts and minds. If he’s going to use that power to promote solutions to major problems, it’s important that his solution are properly conceived and attainable rather than being “new world order” talk tracks.




We won’t survive the suppression of Liberty by the Socialist-Left




We wont survive the suppression of Liberty by the Socialist-Left

The Left has a new workaround for Liberty: Dominate and shut down the marketplace of Ideas.

Let’s be blunt about it: socialism is based on lies. These begin with the lie that socialism is about freedom and Liberty. When in actuality it is about central planning of the economy and the radical redistribution of wealth requiring coercion or the threat of force, the antithesis of freedom and Liberty.

This is why the Left cannot abide free speech or the free exchange of ideas. This is why the Left has to dominate the conversation and shut down the marketplace of ideas. Glenn Beck recently highlighted an article from website spinquark: Welcome to Social Government making the point that the leadership of the dominant social media organs comes from the Left.

Social media companies aren’t held to constitutional standards because they’re private companies. But they’re also protected by the government because they’re considered “platforms,” not “publishers.” Well, the government has figured this out and has seen the power of using social media to circumvent the First Amendment and silence conservative voices.

Have you noticed how the DNC doesn’t seem at all concerned about the 2020 election, even though the Democratic candidates are pushing policies that are even too radical for the left? Why would they do that if they’re trying to win the hearts and minds of Americans? A website called Spinquark just released a chilling article that reveals exactly how many people who are directly connected to the progressive political machine are now working for big tech to control our conversations online — and they’re unquestionably interfering with the 2020 election.

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The Left’s ‘workarounds’ for Liberty.

It was in the self-defense realm that the Authoritarian Socialist Left really tuned up for their full-scale assault on Liberty. They are busily assaulting this basic human right on multiple fronts at the Federal, state and local levels. They have imposed new restrictions on Liberty as well as ever-increasing taxes on ammunition and firearms in addition to attacks against the financial underpinnings of the industry.

They also developed a new way of going after free speech, a new way of hacking Liberty. The workaround of setting up dominate media systems that pretend to be platforms while acting as publishers. Offer a ‘Free’ service [how is that for subliminal irony?] that squeezes out the competition and then squeeze out the voices of freedom. They have the best of both worlds, pretending to support Liberty while working against it.

The Takeaway.

Leftists love to play the game of pretense, exploiting labels and terms that poll positively while being of the nothing of the kind. They work against Liberty whilst casting themselves as ‘Liberal’. They dredge up ideas of ancient Greece whilst claiming to be ‘progressive’. Worse yet, they exploit the word democratic while wanting a small cadre of collectivists running the show. Their social media manipulation is one of the most egregious examples.

The suppression of Liberty by dominant social media organs means they are acting publishers while enjoying the governmental protections of being platforms. The government is already interfering in the space, providing them protection they clearly do not deserve. Removing that protection would take away that unwarranted interference while conserving Liberty. That is what we need to demand, before it is too late.

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Beto O’Rourke went full Swalwell. Never go full Swalwell.



Beto ORourke went full Swalwell Never go full Swalwell

If you’re on the internet, you are probably familiar with the “Nobody said anything” meme. The meme begins with a “nobody: …” and then out of nowhere comes a non sequitur. Nobody said anything and so Beto O’Rourke came out apologizing for his ancestors having owned slaves. In his defense, this could be like how Michael Scott wanted to control the media narrative before the narrative controlled him. But the narrative that perhaps Democrats have latched on to is that Beto O’Rourke comes from a wealthy family, married into an even wealthier family who also happens to be descended from slaveowners, and is Bobby Newport from Parks and Rec. So with his campaign struggling, but perhaps still organizationally viable, Beto O’Rourke confessed to his ancestors’ crimes, but in doing so, went full Swalwell.

Beto O’Rourke writes:

In the aggregate, slavery, its legacy and the ensuing forms of institutionalized racism have produced an America with stark differences in opportunities and outcomes, depending on race.

For example, there is 10 times the wealth in white America than there is in black America. Black men are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white men. The disparity in infant mortality between black families and white families is greater today than it was in 1850. Whether it’s the economy, healthcare, education, criminal justice or even in the inherent biases revealed by technology, there really are two Americas.

I benefit from a system that my ancestors built to favor themselves at the expense of others. That only increases the urgency I feel to help change this country so that it works for those who have been locked-out of — or locked-up in — this system.

As a person, as a candidate for the office of the Presidency, I will do everything I can to deliver on this responsibility.

In addition to making significant changes to education policy (immediately address $23 billion in underfunding for minority-majority public schools), economic policy (ensuring equal pay, deploying capital to minority- and women-owned businesses, $25 billion in government procurement to these same businesses), healthcare (universal healthcare and home health visits to women of color to reverse trend in maternal and infant mortality) and criminal justice (police accountability, ending the drug war, and expunging arrest records for nonviolent drug crimes), I will continue to support reparations, beginning with an important national conversation on slavery and racial injustice.

We all need to know our own story as it relates to the national story, much as I am learning mine. It is only then, I believe, that we can take the necessary steps to repair the damage done and stop visiting this injustice on the generations that follow ours.

There’s a lot to break down here. The first I want to tackle is the statement about the two America. The two Americas he is talking about is not urban vs rural or red vs blue. It’s the Oppressors and the Victims. This dichotomy is foundational in social Marxism or what we more commonly refer to as Leftism. So I wanted to point out the Freudian slip before diving into the self-emasculation.

The closing paragraph is where Beto O’Rourke takes responsibility for the offenses of his ancestors. He acknowledges that he is on the side of the Oppressors by virtue of being born. This is exactly what Eric Swalwell did. If you recall such winning campaign messages, “being bold, without the bold” and “pass the mic.”

Democrat Primary

Eric Swalwell is not supposed to be a special case. He is the outcome of social-Marxism for regular straight white males. Intersectionality paired with social-Marxism places a low value on being a straight white male. A straight white male is supposed to embrace his low standing. Eric Swalwell is the epitome of this, and Beto O’Rourke is following suit. Joe Biden self-emasculated himself to not upset the victimology of Kamala Harris. It’s worth noting that Beto O’Rourke may just be attempting to scarf up the (nonexistent) Swalwell base in the primary race. The Democrat Presidential Primary Bracket has Beto O’Rourke, if we are to judge that he won his first matchup, facing off against Beto O’Rourke, so perhaps, in my bracketology, I anticipated this:

It’s A Cult

As Andrew Klaven perfectly explains, the goal of feminism is to make women second rate men and to make men second rate men. Eric Swalwell is the end game of intersectionality for straight white males. It’s a cult, and Swalwell is a low ranking member trying really hard to reach level three of fifteen. In this cult, everyone will be stripped of individuality for the sake of the collective. Collectivism. Conformity. Communism. It’s all social-Marxism fighting on multiple fronts of victimhood in the Culture War. Look at his policy proposals, all of them are his attempts to atone, not better our society. To Beto O’Rourke, this isn’t about justice, this is soteriology. This new rebirth of Marxism is a cult and the only way for straight white men to be saved is self-emasculation, going full Swalwell.

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Let’s have that ‘conversation’ about guns and why we’re never giving them up




Lets have that conversation about guns and why were never giving them up

#GunPrideMonth is the perfect time for a calm, rational discussion about the true causes of violence.

Our friends on the national socialist Left love to bring up the issue of guns in the context of a ‘serious crisis’. Tying to make it seem as Corey Booker falsely claims that there is a mass shooting every day. Well, its been several days since one of those occurrences, so that is clearly a lie. Even the Washington Post has made it clear that gun homicides have dropped substantially over the past 25 years in this article: Most Americans incorrectly think gun-murder rates have become worse, not better.

However, for the Left they have convince themselves of the righteousness of their causes, so making something up here or lying there is perfectly acceptable to them, never mind that reality shows them to be complete frauds, ‘in the aggregate’.

At least it used to be that way. Now the Liberty Grabber Left has come out of the authoritarian closet with a full court press for socialism and gun confiscation [funny how those two things go hand in hand?]. At this point in time, it’s a case where they haven’t stopped complaining about guns, despite the violence rationale dropping out of the news.

It’s time for a calm and rational conversation about the basic human right of self-defense.

The Liberty grabbers are at a decided disadvantage in having these discussions in a relatively calm environment. It always seems to work best for them when emotions run high and they can run around with the hair on fire screaming ‘we have to do something –anything – about guns, now before we rationally think about it too much’. Well, they usually don’t add that last part, thinking is the last thing they want anyone to do.

The fact is a research study from Northeastern University demonstrated that: Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be.  Facts like that don’t help the Liberty Grabber Left in their gun confiscation quest, so such things are ignored. It’s better for them to engage in their usual routine of making things up and repeating them ad nauseam until they are believed as the truth, thanks to the admonitions of socialist luminaries Hitler a Lenin.

A discussion on the underlying causes of violence instead of inanimate objects.

We’ll begin with a video from a year ago from the Warrior Poet Society on Why Gun Control is NOT about GUNS:

[Note that even he mistakenly states that shootings are getting worse.]

He points out that the worse thing we could do is establish so-called ‘Gun-Free’ zones where mass murderers can have free reign. Most mass shootings since 1950 have taken place in ‘Gun-Free’ zones.

This leads to the larger point that even if the Liberty Grabbers got their wish and confiscated every gun from the innocent, the criminals and the government would still have them to prey on people.

Still further, making the point, even if those of evil intent didn’t have guns, they could use other means: explosives, poisons, edged weapons, vehicles..

He makes the last point that this is a recent phenomenon, unheard of 50 or so years ago. This is partly due to the glamorization of these killers in the media.

One change has been in the culture and in our society and the fact that many of these killers have grown up in fatherless homes. An article from last February pointed out that Of the 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Had One Thing in Common: fatherlessness.

The Takeaway.

The Liberty Grabber Left would like to have a ‘Conversation’ about gun confiscation. We of the Pro-Liberty Right want to Keep our freedom. Despite the lies of the Left, guns aren’t a growing epidemic. But they do stand in the way of the Socialist-Left attaining their desired authoritarian power. Thus they keep on bleating about the ‘problem’ even though its diminishing in intensity.

The intent here is to have that ‘conversation’ and prove that it’s NOT a question of guns, but of the breakdown in our culture induced by the Left. They would prefer it to be about guns, and how fast and how soon they will be confiscated.

[But only from certain people ]

Additional reference links

Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Before
Nearly 120 million Americans have a firearm in the home

Any Study Of ‘Gun Violence’ Should Include How Guns Save Lives

That Time The CDC Asked About Defensive Gun Uses

UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 94% of attacks since 1950

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