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Divided media, divided nation

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In an era of politics by polling, the leftist misinformation media will lead to a divided nation.

It’s becoming an increasingly Herculean task in trying to access the news each morning and still stay out of the echo chambers. The situation resembles two parallel universes with almost completely different narratives emanating from both sides.

The key difference is that we patriots of the pro-liberty right are willing to at least listen to the media organs of the socialist-left. That doesn’t seem to be the case with those on the left, they seem to have a tunnel vision in what their obsessions. In some cases they will make a perfunctory report on a breaking news story, then quickly drop it in favor of one of their preferred obsessions.

The situation is far beyond the quaint idea of leftist media bias to the point of being incomprehensibly one-sided. We have three examples that illustrate the divided media situation, but suffice it to say these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Ukraine.

Nothing illustrates the dire situation than the leftist misinformation media having become myopically obsessed with getting president Trump while ignoring the 2” x 12” in their eye. Having listened to radio raconteur Glenn Beck for years, we were well appraised of at least the appearance of impropriety with former Vice-president Joe Biden and his son in connection with dealings in Ukraine and China.

To top it all off, they have made an extensive investigation into what has happened in that country for years exposing all manner of corruption at the highest levels. As colleague Blaine Traber noted in his report:

Listen to this audio. It brings to light some of the reasons why Democrats are so desperate to keep the narrative focused on whether or not President Trump should be impeached. He asked the Ukrainian government for help with CrowdStrike and investigating Hunter Biden’s involvement with allegedly corrupt energy company Burisma. For this, Democrats are trying to remove him from office while ignoring their party’s own involvement that runs much deeper and for much longer than we’ve been told by the press.

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The audio in question details how Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau helped Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. This is quite a revelation considering the incessant accusations being hurled at the president, but was this even mentioned in passing by the nation’s socialist media?

One would expect that at least some of this should have been reported on when it came out last Thursday night. Instead, the reporting has been on the 2nd whistle-blower to the ‘exclusion’ of everything else.

The record decline in violent crime.

Violent crime has been on the decline for the last 25 years according to the data from the FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics. To quote from a January 3, 2019 report from Pew research:  5 facts about crime in the U.S.

1.Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen sharply over the past quarter century.

The two most commonly cited sources of crime statistics in the U.S. both show a substantial decline in the violent crime rate since it peaked in the early 1990s. One is an annual report by the FBI of serious crimes reported to police in approximately 18,000 jurisdictions around the country. The other is an annual survey of more than 90,000 households conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of crime, regardless of whether they reported those crimes to the police.

Using the FBI numbers, the violent crime rate fell 49% between 1993 and 2017. Using the BJS data, the rate fell 74% during that span. (For both studies, 2017 is the most recent full year of data.) The long-term decline in violent crime hasn’t been uninterrupted, though. The FBI, for instance, reported increases in the violent crime rate between 2004 and 2006 and again between 2014 and 2016.

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This image from Pew research center shows how crime rates have fallen since the early 1990s based on data from the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Pew research center: Crime rates have fallen since the early 1990s

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These trends were confirmed recently with data released by the FBI: Murder and violent crime both declined in 2018

While violent crime is dropping, gun sales and concealed carry numbers are up.

As the crime rates have dropped, gun sales are up as reported by The Truth About Guns: Democrats’ Gun Sales Surge Continues – September NICS Checks Up 10%.

In addition to record gun sales, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently released a report concealed carry for 2019: 18.66 Million Permit Holders Despite 16 Constitutional Carry States, Over 1.4 Million More Than Last Year

Summary

The number of concealed handgun permits has increased for the third year in a row. The figure now stands at over 18.66 million– a 304% increase since 2007. It’s also an 8% increase over the number of permits we counted a year ago in 2018. Unlike gun ownership surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have. Sixteen states are missing from the data because people there don’t even need a permit to carry.

Despite the facts, the national socialist media maintains the drumbeat of a gun violence epidemic.

There are more guns in the hands of the innocent than ever before, while crime is on the decline. The national socialist media and national socialist left ignore these facts to the point that the previously mentioned Pew research report noted that:

Public perceptions about crime in the U.S. often don’t align with the data. Opinion surveys regularly find that Americans believe crime is up nationally, even when the data show it is down.

One could easily attribute this to the one-sided nature of the leftist misinformation media and the national socialist left [but we repeat ourselves] incessantly talking about an ‘epidemic’ of gun violence while the data shows just the opposite.

Selective coverage of societal violence.

The past few days have seen a number of cases of societal violence:

4 homeless men beaten to death with pipe in New York City

Florida woman arrested after 24 pipe bombs found in home

Three police officers among four killed in Paris knife attack

Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school

Stabbing spree at Maryland shopping mall injures 5, police kill suspect

Man drives car into crowd of people after an alleged fight, 1 dead and 4 injured

But the no one is talking about banning pipe, ceramic knives or swords. Instead they are focusing their attention on the story of bar fight that turned deadly that furthered the liberty grabber left’s favourite hobby-horse of gun confiscation:

Politicians offer condolences, calls for action after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

That once again took place in liberty free zone [aka ‘gun-free’ zone]. This lopsided coverage of these stories epitomised by how CNN chose to list them out in it’s 5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks:

1. US and Turkey
2. Impeachment inquiry
3. Hong Kong protests
4. Kansas City bar shooting
5. Homeless men attacked

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Both cases were similarly horrific, but CNN was sure to note the gun aspect while downplaying the deaths by other means in NYC.

The Bottom-line.

These examples show why news sources that balance out the dominance of the national socialist media that represents the interests of far-left totalitarian ten percent. This is why sites like the NOQ Report are important, we are a counterbalance to the echo chambers of the socialist-left.

Despite their pretenses for diversity, the left tends to speak with one voice through their dominant media organs. They work in lockstep, producing slight variations of the same story that can be seen over a number of sites at the same time. Many is the time when looking at one will provide all the information on what the far left-political minority wants you to know as well as what you are supposed to ignore. Such as what they are doing in the Ukrainian scandal.

Whether the fake news leftist media knows it or not, they are dividing the country. Every nation is bound together by it’s culture and common ideas. The left is trying to tear it apart by destroying the culture while setting out their own set of common dreams and reality. This is why it is important to have media sources that look at all the facts, report on them no matter the consequences, and hold the country together.

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Stop praising the authoritarian-left as champions of liberty with the term liberal, Part I

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Stop praising the authoritarian-left as champions of liberty with the term liberal Part I

The NBA strife over Hong Kong has laid bare the left’s socialist national agenda and their hatred of liberty.

It’s never more gratifying than when prominent leftists prove several assertions about themselves all at once. Such was the case recently when left-wing Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr asserted a false complexity when defending authoritarianism over the cause of liberty.

As reported in the Daily Wire, the prominent NBA coach made the following comments defending the authoritarianism of ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’:

When asked about whether he’s ever been asked about China’s record of human rights abuses before, Kerr responded: “It has not come up in terms of people asking about it, people discussing it.”

As is usually the case with leftists, he deflected the deliberate oppression and mass murder of the socialist-left side of the rational political spectrum model in the guise of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with the red herring of the actions of criminals in the states. He then asserted:

“We can play this game all we want and go all over the map. There’s this issue and that issue. The world is a complex place and there’s more gray than black and white,” Kerr concluded. “I realize that what’s popular these days is making it black and white. You’re either good or you’re evil. It’s convenient to do things that way, but not realistic.”

In actuality, those words of deflection are only meant to confuse the issue and hide that the socialist-left favours control over liberty, authoritarianism over freedom.

Most complex systems are based on elegant formulations.

While the world is a complex place, most of it’s workings can be explained by relatively simple but elegant formulations such as Maxwell’s equations or the laws of motion of Newtonian mechanics. While there are vast differences between the physical and political sciences given that the latter deal with very complex and changing phenomena and the actions of people in large populations. Both have certain basic precepts that can be used to generally model the political spectrum. In the case of modelling the political spectrum, it’s imagined complexity can be broken down into several basic assertions that correctly explain the situation.

The key difference between the development of the formulations in the field of engineering and those of politics is that there are no groups [perhaps aside from ‘flat-earthers’] that argue over the parameters of Maxwell’s equations or the laws of motion of Newtonian mechanics. No one really has a reason to argue over the law of gravity in non-relativistic sphere.

Unfortunately, this is not the case when trying to model the political spectrum, primarily because the groups that make up the various factions have a vested interest in obscuring the true situation.

The right prefers liberty, the left prefers control.

In general terms there are just two sides of politics – left and right. Despite attempts by the left to muddy the waters and confuse the situation, that is the generic formulation. These two terms were born out of the historical events surrounding the French revolution, but have gained different meanings along the way. Howbeit this was the source of the terms, it is incorrect to use the context in which they were coined. As is the case with analyzing most complex systems, it’s best to start with first principles. In the case of any political spectrum model we begin with a statement that sets forth the primary difference between left and right, as engineer and author, Robert A. Heinlein so eloquently termed it:

“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire”. Robert A. Heinlein

Stating it in as basic terms as possible the right favors liberty over control while the left favors control over liberty. In other words, the right favors minimal government and maximum liberty, while the left favors maximum government and minimal liberty.

The left will of course object to this kind of generalization simply because it casts them in a bad light as authoritarians at heart. One only needs to look at their socialist national agenda to confirm this assertion, in that they prioritize control over the cause of liberty.

The right favors individualism, the left favors collectivism.

We can also consider the two sides in terms of the two basic political philosophies of individualism and collectivism. This also affirms the precepts of rational political spectrum model.

The Oxford English dictionary defines individualism:

1The habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant.
‘a culture that celebrates individualism and wealth’

Synonyms: independence, self-direction, self-reliance, freethinking, free thought, originality

2A social theory favouring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control.
‘encouragement has been given to individualism, free enterprise, and the pursuit of profit’

The Oxford English dictionary defines collectivism:

1The practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.
‘the Church has criticized the great emphasis placed on individualism rather than collectivism’

Synonyms: collectivism, state ownership, socialism, radical socialism

1.1The ownership of land and the means of production by the people or the state, as a political principle or system.
‘the Russian Revolution decided to alter the course of modernity towards collectivism’

Please note that these principles are of giving a group priority over individuals. The problem is that since groups or collectives happen to be arbitrary constructs, the rights imbued to them are also arbitrary, or non-existent. It logically follows that only individuals can have rights.

Individual rights, liberals and liberty.

Consider how the Oxford English dictionary defines liberal:

1.1Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.
‘liberal citizenship laws’
1.2(in a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform.

Origin
Middle English via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber ‘free (man)’.

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While the definition refers to ‘moderate political and social reform’, it clearly shows that true liberals favour individual liberty, free trade, placing them on the pro-liberty side of the rational political spectrum model.

This in essence ties everything together, clearly placing liberals in the camp of favouring individual rights and freedoms. While also demonstrating that liberty and liberalism are tied together, having the root word from Latin: liberalis.

Thus, we have set out the basic parameters of the rational political spectrum model:

  • The right favors minimal government and maximum liberty.
  • The left favors maximum government and minimal liberty.

The actions and policy agendas of the left confirm these general assertions, despite the false protestations of complexity by that side of the political spectrum as exemplified by the words of Left-wing Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

In part II we will examine in greater detail why it’s important to properly identify and cut through the confusion propagated by the authoritarian left. As well as distinguish their precepts with those of the pro-liberty right.

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Whatever happened to Betsy Herring?

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Chances are you don’t recognize that name. Neither did I until today. I usually don’t do Democrats, but I’m going to make a brief exception this time.

I can honestly tell you that I would have been less surprised to learn that Massachusetts Senator and Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren was born on Mars than I was to find out she actually came from Oklahoma. I had just seen her as a typical East Coast Ivy League liberal.

There have been other strong women born in the 46th state who made a name for themselves far beyond where they grew up. The most memorable one, I think, was U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick who served during Ronald Reagan’s first term. Interestingly, her political route was from Socialist to Democrat to Republican rather than from Republican to Democrat. She was one smart and influential lady.

But there was a generational difference as she was born during the Roaring 20’s. Elizabeth Ann Herring is a baby boomer like yours truly. Perhaps that’s why the contrast between her political development and my own seems so striking to me.

She married at 19 and then pursued her education and political career mostly back east. I was only 6 years old when we moved out west to Oregon. I was back in Oklahoma a couple times briefly between ages 11 and 13.

I’m interested in what it was that motivated the candidate now known as Liz to embrace far left politics. Either she is a hard left ideologue or an opportunist. Both, in my book, would disqualify her from becoming President and Commander-in-Chief.

We are both of the same vintage and both come from working-class Oklahoma families. The Vietnam War is probably what drastically altered the course of my life. After spending teenage years in Southern California, my military service took me overseas and interrupted my pursuit of higher education.

I’m purposely not saying much about my own background because it isn’t the issue and you have no reason to care. But what was it during the education and career of Elizabeth Warren that changed her life trajectory so drastically?

I did a little research but it’s fascinating to consider what her own immediate family and childhood friends think now about her so-called progressive views compared to her former ones. If I were in their position, I suppose I would be harping at her to reconsider.

I guess the way I found out that she was originally from Oklahoma was when I heard that she claimed to be of Cherokee ancestry. I knew the Cherokee homelands were in the southeast and that they were forcibly relocated over the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory.

I was surprised that she had never spent more time finding out about her alleged Native American heritage. I went so far as to obtain a citizenship card from the tribe to which I belong. A majority of my classmates during the brief time I was back in Oklahoma during 6th and 7th grades all said they were part Indian.

I will interject here that I am not thrilled about conservatives using mischaracterizations of indigenous people to refute and ridicule Elizabeth Warren’s claims. I would ask that they simply respect Native American culture and focus their criticism upon the candidate herself.

This curiosity about how a girl from Oklahoma could become a powerful woman from Massachusetts, along with recent indications that she may soon be the front-runner for the Democrat nomination, are what led me to look at her more closely. I also live in a deep blue state. A Republican has a far better chance of getting elected in Massachusetts than here in Hawaii.

But I’ve always been one to buck the trends. As an Okie kid in the smoggy urban jungle of West Los Angeles, I took every opportunity to reinforce and reemphasize my identity because I already knew who I was before I got there. So, Liz Warren, at what point did you begin identifying more with the progressive politics of New England than the red-state mentality of your native Oklahoma?

I have not lived in Northeastern Oklahoma Green Country since 1962. I am long overdue for a visit with my cousins there. Unlike Ms. Warren, I do not have siblings who still live there. But there’s a lot more than just a taste for the fried okra my mom used to fix that gives Oklahoma a very special place in my heart even now.

Hawaii is my home and will continue to be. Despite the Democrat one-party machine that controls virtually all elected offices in the 50th state, there is hope for an infusion of common sense conservatism.

Then I see how Elizabeth Warren has become part and parcel of the blue state mentality in Massachusetts. She is being swept along by the tide rather than swimming against it. It comes down to whether this was due to political expediency or a true change of heart.

I would recommend she engage in some serious introspection and articulate the origin of her political views, especially those of a social nature which contravene the family values of the majority of Oklahomans with whom she grew up. I have also brought up the same issue regarding U.S Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii who has likewise done a 180° turn.

When did the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman become negotiable as a campaign issue? Did you experience an epiphany that revealed a new truth? Or did blue state politics override your good judgment and common sense?

So, Betsy… errrr, Liz … you’ve got some explaining to do. Better SOONER than later!

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Alexandra Chalupa, the woman nobody (other than Glenn Beck) is talking about in the Russian hoax

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Have you heard the name, “Alexandra Chalupa” or the political and communications consulting group she founded, “Chalupa and Associates”? Probably not. Well, if you’ve been paying attention to the news at all for the last three years you’ve probably heard of the DNC, Russia investigation, Clinton Foundation, Ukrainian scandal, and CrowdStrike. All of these are separate organizations or events that are loosely tied together with some being closer to others. But they all share a common thread: Alexandra Chalupa.

Of all the players in the ongoing series of strange circumstances surrounding President Trump’s 2016 election and on through his presidency, Alexandra Chalupa appears to be the one connected to just about all of them. It’s a testament to the weak, biased nature of mainstream media that she hasn’t really made the news at all despite all of these connections.

Where does she fit in? Right in the middle. But nobody has been talking about her for three years other than brief mentions here and there. That all changed this weekend when Glenn Beck and his team tied the strings together to paint the first clear picture of how this lobbyist and progressive activist has been squarely involved in efforts to take down the President since before his big election.

Our investigation into Chalupa starts now, but it’s through the efforts of Glenn Beck and his team that we get a head start on it all. What role has Alexandra Chalupa played in the Russian and Ukrainian scandals? We’ll soon find out.

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