A partial response to Mary Scoles' Second Opinion.

Mary, for three reasons it's not possible for me to respond to this week's Second Opinion.

First, it's addressed to "Dave's Manifesto" which hasn't appeared for many weeks in the Gazette. Secondly, I, therefore, have no reference to attach to your complaints. Thirdly, a reasonable response to each of your objections would take at least 2,000 words, more than we have space for. Without seeing the substance of "Dave's Manifesto" (9-22-2021) nothing I would write would make any sense to readers; a little like giving a list of baseball scores without identifying the teams.

Maybe next week?

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I was struck by comments made by historian and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns recently. "The present day is one of the worst times in American history. It’s really serious. There are three great crises before this: the Civil War, the Depression, and World War II. This is equal to it.” He believes this is the direction the United States is headed. I completely agree, for different reasons.

We rarely hear such outspoken admissions of this current American reality from the Left because they are too busy creating the problems.

I just listened to an hour of The Kalb Report: One for the History Books - A Conversation with Ken Burns on 2020 streamed live on July 27, 2020. I suspected Burns (whom I very much respect) was a liberal simply because he's in the film business. But when he strongly recommended reading the New York Times and Washington Post "cover to cover" every day to be informed, I suffered a gag reflex and decided there was no hope for his recovery. We both recognize that America, which I have loved and defended for eight decades, is sailing towards oblivion. She has tossed her life preservers of God, family, and freedom overboard as we head straight into the hurricane of Godless communism and Islamic Jihad. (Note: All authentic Islam must include Jihad.) That's the way Islam has always said "Hi there!" to the rest of the world.

I appreciate Burns' empathy for social conditions, particularly race relations. But he misses the point. No nation on earth has moved faster and more effectively to abolish slavery and its effects considering where we were. With the Thirteenth Amendment, December 1865, chattel slavery was effectively ended any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. However, this didn't just happen out of the blue. The South demanded slavery to continue servicing its mostly agricultural industry. So, the North had to fight the South to free those slaves -- at a cost of 600,000 souls, more than all the deaths due to WWI, WWII, and Vietnam together - the bloodiest war in American history. Union soldiers, mostly white, gave their lives to free their black brothers from the atrocity of slavery. Burns, an expert on our Civil War, finds our efforts to heal the past have failed.

I was a freshman in high school when our Civil War had its centennial, one hundred years since the last shot was fired, and the last life was lost. In historical terms that's a mere blip in time. During that very short period enormous strides to improve race relations have borne fruit. Those who profit financially by aggravating those relations claim no improvement at all. But we Americans did elect a black president, twice, tens of thousands of black government officials in the highest positions across the nation, and facilitated many thousands of black millionaires.

In contrast, England simply passed The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which provided for the immediate abolition of slavery in most parts of the British Empire, without a civil war.

So, while I greatly admire Ken Burns' documentaries (especially on the Civil War) I disagree with his depiction of America as a pervasively racist nation. There is no better nation on earth -- although keeping it has become a precarious activity, due to a treasonous Democratic Party faction.

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AFGHANISTAN -- the indelible stain on American honor.

I meant to write something about the debacle of the Afghanistan surrender to the Taliban, but got distracted. Next week I hope to say more on this mind-numbing issue.

We left thousands of loyal men, women, and children behind to face the butchery of Islamic Jihad at the hands of the Taliban. Two boys, 8 and 11, reported beheaded in front of their families recently.

The Biden administration has armed the Taliban with the best of American weapons, about $800 BILLION-worth, outfitting the world's most virulent terrorist army, with a newly provided country in which to expand. Forbes: "Not helping transparency, the Biden Administration is now hiding key audits on Afghan military equipment."

For those Americans who understand the magnitude of this catastrophic surrender, let's not forget the most innocent, defenseless victims, the two busloads of girls. One bus was loaded with girls from a music school, the other from a dance school. Our State Department refused to let them through the Kabul airport. I have to ask, where are they now? What is their fate? Were they killed or married-off?

This sort of moral and military depravity will soon doom our Republic. And Democratic Party activists, agents, and officials are punishment-proof.

 


 

A response to Kelly Scoles' Second Opinion.

Hello Kelly,
Thinking about the California gubernatorial recall election (just finished as I write this) appears like a ridiculous sideshow. It seems that Americans, maybe most, have already forgotten our disgraceful betrayal and surrender to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Americans are easily distracted, even by issues of national survival. But I will make a few comments in rebuttal.

I voted for Elder though he had only a slim chance to win. Democrats outnumber Republicans in California two-to-one. They've had a super majority in Sacramento for as long as I can remember, sustaining the state's de facto unicameral government, almost unique in the country, rendering Republican activity useless. That's why California is withering under suffocating liberal dominance at every level.

Two women were interviewed on TV who said that when attempting to vote they were told, "You have already voted", which they had not. True or false, such words spark explosive rumors immediately. No point in going there; it appears Newsom has won.

Conclusive, scientific evidence of pervasive fraud in the last presidential election will probably never be examined because of connivance on the Democratic side and abject weakness with Republicans. Like the bleeding southern border, no one seems interested in staunching the flow. Fraud will prove to be the cancer we wouldn't cut out, which finally proves fatal to the Republic. The loudest efforts to sound the alarm are useless against a deaf populace. For years I have said that a national collapse is approaching but I would not live to see it. Now, I think, due to accelerating events, I was wrong. What's worse, I believe our demise is motivated within the remaining span of Joe Biden's stolen presidency, which will end more with a whimper than a bang.

Our communist enemies have acted more intelligently than we have. “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” ― Vladimir Ilich Lenin.

This is precisely what China is doing with American industry - once thought of as "Freedom's Forge": How American Business Produced Victory in World War II" by Arthur Herman. Read this book and weep over America's squandered supremacy. Think about Big Tech and Boeing, Caterpillar, General Motors, Starbucks, Nike, and Ford, etc., truly now Chinese companies. We have become a morally hollow nation; Like Esau, we've sold our birthright for a tranche of bloody communist cash. Evil gratifies greed in the beginning, but the piper is always paid in the end.

As for "Bush 43": "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within." Is he comparing the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to the January 6 hubbub at the capital? If so, his is sick. Remember, the capital riot (once called an "insurrection" - now called a riot) lasted for exactly 4 hours. No fires, no statuary damage (one person shot and killed by a criminally negligent Capital police officer, subsequently mysteriously exonerated) -- and Congressional business continued after those 4 hours of shouting, flag-waving, and fisticuffs. FOUR HOURS! Bush should compare this with those MONTHS of true insurrection, and with murder, arson, and billions in lost property, courtesy Antifa and BLM. "Exclusive: $1 billion-plus riot damage is most expensive in insurance history." Add scores of murders.

Now we learn - "In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley — then former President Donald Trump's top military adviser — took precautions to limit Trump's ability to launch a military strike or deploy nuclear weapons, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of The Washington Post."

Most alarming: "Milley also reassured Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that the U.S. had no intention of launching a strike against China, according to the paper. It was one of two secret phone calls shared with Li on the issue."

Milley is the crazy one here, and treasonous! Is he a psychiatrist? He phones our deadliest enemy to tell him our president will not attack?!! Milley should be court-martialed, convicted of treason, and executed. These are the kinds of people the president had advising him? Knowing of all of this disloyalty now, the Ides of March surely hovered around Trump throughout his entire presidency. He was surrounded and betrayed by the spirit of Judas, not that of Horatius at the Bridge. Where was the honor in what Milley did? Why did he abandon his oath of office? He is a disgrace to the service and a danger to the Republic, together with his co-conspirators.

I believe the Biden administration is quickly leading the great American experiment to an ignominious conclusion.

 


 

A response to Kelly Scoles' Second Opinion.

Frankly Kelly, I have a closed mind on the issue of abortion because I can't tolerate the willful destruction of the most beautiful part of creation - human life. Here, I follow my religious convictions first, but science and common sense closely second. Ironically, throughout mankind's darkest, most primitive beginnings, life in the mother's womb was understood to be real, to be sacred. Completely mysterious, but absolutely real, and most precious. Thus, the invariable special protection accorded the mother, as she alone assured the life of a new generation.

It took millions of years, through tribal strife and bloody conflicts, to arrive at this present state of uncertainty concerning the status of a pregnant woman. Here, in the twenty-first century, amidst our supreme scientific authorities, some obstinately reject this reality of life regardless of evidence. Yet some today, through invincible ignorance, can watch the beautiful in vitro videos and see only flesh to dismember, to flush into the sewer. Others, quick to make a buck, sell the body parts for profit. Everyone should watch "Life in the womb (9 months in 4 minutes) HD - Presented to You from PSNX" to witness the unique glory of pregnancy. "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." (Jeremiah 1:5) Those of us in the Judeo-Christian communion understand that pregnancy is the unfolding of creation before our very eyes. While others deny it, we are duty-bound to reverently protect it.

As you must know, communist China forcibly aborts mothers who have more than two children (for years, used to be one).

You object to the TX "legislature's religious beliefs." Kelly, this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, abortion being anathema. Check out your Blackstone. Ancient physicians swore the Hippocratic Oath: "I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked ... and similarly, I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion." Ancient ethics rule in Greece, 300 BC.

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I have to unburden myself about the Afghanistan surrender-betrayal.

American families and Afghanistan nationals (who helped the US for 20-years) have been left behind enemy lines. This is a near sacrilegious betrayal. The consequences of this surrender are so calamitous, so great, most people would not be able to understand them in one sitting. NATO has been fractured, America can no longer be trusted, and evil is emboldened as never before. Islamic Jihadists worldwide, exponentially strengthened, will assemble in, and attack from, their new terrorist nation now that they have been rearmed with American high-tech weapons, munitions, and aircraft. America will experience terrorism as never before.

We are flooding America with MILLIONS of undocumented people from all over the world. Our open southern border alone has already let two million through. There is no attempt to stop the flow. Ask who will feed, house, educate and provide medical and educational assistance to these people, and offspring - for at least 18-years? The new Afghan crowd will be hundreds of thousands more. This new mega-flood of emigrants has already changed America's basic culture. If not stopped the result will be profoundly negative. Understand: It is not possible to live in peace with any Islamic Jihadist organization, due to their sworn religious purpose, which is "complete submission to Allah” by everyone!

China and Russia are scheming with the Taliban. Weapons will be bartered and sold; enemy intelligence will replace US sources. We have abandoned our over-the-horizon systems, leaving us blind to enemy movements, and China is moving into Bagram Air Base.

Only one thing can get our people home safe, 20,000 boots back on Afghanistan land at Bagram Air Base. It is now or never. But there is no desire for Joe Biden to act. That would be embarrassing for him. At any rate, we must build-up our military forces, air, land, and sea. The Biden Democrats are only interested in white rage, white supremacy, Critical Race Theory, gender dysphoria, and climate change. Ask China, Russia, and North Korea what they think about these things.

American leadership has gone mad, creating a perfect invitation to be militarily clobbered and culturally destroyed. Our options are equally absurd - get rid of Joe Biden with his cognitive disability, then hand the atomic suitcase to Kamala, a political cipher. Who would come to the rescue? They would be the woke Obama clan who has anxiously awaited a takeover to assure those "fundamental changes".

Pray that our little girls (and boys) left behind in Afghanistan by Biden aren't married-off to Taliban terrorists.

We must act immediately to rescue them (and recover those arms)! We delay at our national peril.

 


 

I'm having a hard time starting this column tonight. Frankly, I feel a bit crummy physically. But most of all, every time I try to understand the awesome significance of Biden's surrender in Afghanistan today, it nauseates me - it makes me sick.

When I see the photos of our military heroes killed at the airport in the last hours of our retreat, it also makes me angry, very angry. Had Biden carried out the carefully planned withdrawal of our troops in a traditional, sensible way (really, Standard Operating Procedure) none of the chaos and bloodshed would have taken place. We had the massive military muscle available to leave at any time and any place of our choosing. But Biden and his handlers wanted a political showpiece, to outshine Trump. Biden set the date with no provision for extension. Most of all, and most incomprehensively, he sent our military out of country BEFORE he began removing civilians! I understand Biden has no military experience, that's worrisome enough, but the killer here is the fact that he is devoid of basic common sense. Who does something like that? Boys playing cops and robbers would have more sense.

I have tried to understand Joe Biden's mental condition. After watching him destroy every good thing Trump accomplished (border, economy, strengthening military, etc.) and bragging about it, I have only two possible conclusions to offer. First, he is truly delusional, and therefore a danger to the Republic, or, second, he is an active agent of a foreign power and more dangerous to the Republic. I watched with disgust as he sat by a 40-count pile of new executive orders he was gleefully signing to wipe-out Trump's work. This was a childish political game to show Trump who was boss now.

Every new policy Biden has initiated has weakened America and greatly strengthened our most dangerous enemies. Only a medical conclusion of 25th Amendment strength can solve the first problem. The second problem requires determined deductive inquiry into his criminality. There's plenty of evidence here, beginning with son Hunter and the whole Biden family cabal (see Hunter's ex-partner Tony Bobulinski's accusations which Big Tech squelched just before the election). This was more than a whistleblower, it was a foghorn in the capital. Evidence of Biden being totally compromised by both China and Russia is beyond all doubt. And now a third computer of Hunter's bears this out. Biden's radical new policies obviously favor our enemies for this reason.

Note: (Not feeling too well. Will finish next week.)

Brief conclusion on Afghanistan given to Taliban - The war has just begun and Biden is scoring for the enemy.

 


 

From Afghanistan today we hear reports of American armed forces ordered into shameful surrender to the Taliban. Our Democratic Party Commander in Chief makes no effort even to extend our own departure time. This will leave thousands of American citizens, families and friends, to face an immediate slaughter. Regardless of what anyone now thinks of the wisdom of leaving Afghanistan after 20 years of trying to replace Islamic Jihadism with democracy, no one can watch the approaching methodical murder of tens of thousands of innocents without feeling the deepest alarm and shame. What we are doing under Biden's leadership is simply unthinkable by American ethical history. This is an act of unprecedented cowardice. Not only is the Afghanistan government falling, but this is an astonishing harbinger of America's future, Beowulf caught with his pants down as the Orks advance.

The fiendish cast of characters, atheists, demigods, Communists and Islamic Jihadists seeking a deed to the world moves forward. Most deadly today, Communism and Jihadist Islam. Maybe we should call them "hate-ists" because they savor a murderous hatred of everything outside themselves. The greatest irony? Each must destroy the other to "win" the prize.

Watching our commander-in-chief, US NATO allies are aghast at our sudden collapse. Our closest allies (England and France) publically acknowledge the "shame" of our surrender, and express shock and anger at the Biden administration's abandonment of tens-of-thousands of American citizens, Afghani co-workers, and European allies behind enemy lines - hostage to the most evil terrorist organizations the world has ever known - the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS (all arch Jihadists.) This was never Trump's plan.

"A former British military commander in Afghanistan said he believes that President Joe Biden should not be impeached, as some Republicans have suggested, but rather court-martialed as a failed commander-in-chief for betraying the United States of America and the United States’ armed forces."

"In an interview set to air Sunday evening, Colonel Richard Kemp, CBE, formerly in charge of all British military operations in the country, also told Fox News host Mark Levin that he believes Biden’s debacle of a pullout has humiliated U.S. Armed Forces and Americans in general." My opinion: court martial Biden for treason, convict, - then shoot him on CNN. Democrats can debate use of rubber bullets in a then Republican Senate.

The millions of normal Afghani citizens, who had been led into the (false) security of new hope for a democratic Afghanistan, where girls were educated and women respected, are now (literally) marked for inevitable terrorist butchery and death. Biden intends to leave them behind. For 20-years most Afghan people knew nothing but democratic reform in most of the country.

The American-maintained Afghani army, holding steady against Taliban terrorism for many years (50,000+ deaths), quickly collapsed when the US suddenly pulled the plug by ceasing all ground, air, intelligence and equipment maintenance. The Afghan Army could not withstand Taliban force without US help. It should be noted that Pakistan (birthplace of the Taliban) and, though a NATO member, is a true enemy of America, the democratic West, is a supplier to the Taliban.

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Now a few comments on Kelly Scoles' "Second Opinion":

The Biden surrender in Afghanistan is the greatest military debacle in American history - bar none. Abandoning our people to the bloodthirsty Taliban ends all debate over questionable tactics. This is an ongoing worldwide catastrophe.

See Forbes ("Staggering Costs – U.S. Military Equipment Left Behind In Afghanistan) by Adam Andrzejewski for detailed lists of abandoned war-fighting equipment. Normally, this equipment would have been destroyed to keep it from enemy hands. Now the Taliban is the best equipped terrorist organization in the world. This heightens the threat of terrorist attacks on the US, and all democratic nations, exponentially.

Post 9/ll threats will be as nothing. "The current intelligence assessment was that the Taliban are believed to control more than 2,000 armored vehicles, including U.S. Humvees, and up to 40 aircraft potentially including UH-60 Black Hawks, scout attack helicopters, and ScanEagle military drones."

President Trump had a secure plan for leaving Afghanistan, military approved (though not unanimously so). It was "situationally" planned, depending entirely upon Taliban compliance, with strong military back-up. Biden just surrendered Bagram airbase, our embassy (sovereign property), all strategic points of strength and intelligence. Everyone wanted out of Afghanistan, but in a strategically, orderly, safe way.

Most incredibly, Biden pulled out the military BEFORE getting civilians out! Account for that!

The ramifications of this Biden-party surrender are too long to list here. But be aware that the criminal negligence of leaving billions of dollars of high-tech munitions, intelligence equipment, night vision weapons, Blackhawk helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, drones, etc. spells death and destruction for hundreds of thousands of non-Islamic people worldwide. No one believes the USA will cover their backs now.

Our NATO alliance has been fractured, to the immediate benefit of our Chinese, Russian, North Korean, and Iranian (all nuclear) enemies. Israel, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Hong Kong https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan will also be abandoned by Biden. We no longer have 'Over The Horizon' intelligence without Afghanistan. The world is a much more dangerous place without a credible American military force.

In a Taliban Afghanistan, every female person, regardless of age, is now in immediate danger of forced marriage, sex slavery, torture and death at the hands of Jihadist savages." How evil are they? 'Rape gangs having sex with DEAD bodies' after going door-to-door for sex slaves...’

I would give odds that New York's single tower substitute for the Twin Towers will also be attacked soon.
There is no good news in the coming end of democracy in Afghanistan - or in 3.5 more years of Joe Biden's treasonous infirmity.

But enough for wringing of hands. Let's act! We need 10,000 more boots on the ground now (including special forces) to rescue those we left behind - and our HONOR !

 

I have to make two corrections from columns of the past several weeks. I hate to bother with trifles at a time of such unparalleled foreign policy disaster, but they really distract me. So: August 11, I used the word "penultimate", not only wrong word, opposite meaning. Second mistake: referring to the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt as our largest. Wrong. That honor belongs to Gerald R Ford Class; 10 more ordered, big mistake!

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For anyone who has studied the religion of Islam the near future of Afghanistan should be no surprise - unprecedented murder, mayhem, and terrorist warfare, now to extend far into our future. After the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11, I spent several years learning as much as I could about Islam, its history and sole purpose, being "submission" to the will of God - of all people. Its principal enemies are Judaism and Christianity, and anyone else who rejects Islam. If challenged by a Muslim you are given three choices - submit to Islam by conversion, pay the tax (Jizya), or death (often through beheading).

Islam is both a religion and a demanding way of life. Women, in particular, have far fewer rights than men.

Since the Twin Towers attack by al-Qaida (Osama bin Laden's group) the US has dealt primarily with two other Islamist terrorists, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and the Taliban, which now owns Afghanistan (which came from Pakistani religious schools in the 1990s).

There are other smaller Islamist terrorist groups. We should remember that all of these groups are absolutely ultra-extremist Jihadist - as commanded by the Islamic holy books, Qur’an, Sunnah, Hadith (Traditions of the Prophet).
President Biden and his (almost treasonous) military and intelligence staff, have [Cried] "Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War." (I keep having to go to Shakespeare for important things because there are no better words.) And, releasing the Talaban dogs as these incompetent fools have done, guarantees decades of havoc, especially for America, and especially for females of all ages.

The damage that Biden has done can scarcely be exaggerated. After 21 years and multiple trillions of taxpayer dollars in attempts to modify a stone age culture to Western ways, we are entitled to wonder what our military thinkers were thinking about. More than 3,500 coalition soldiers have died since 2001 - about two-thirds of them Americans. More than 20,000 US soldiers have been injured. To witness how carelessly Biden has handled the final withdrawal of forces is simply unfathomably macabre. Biden began "a long-planned" vacation to Camp David as Afghanistan began falling to the Taliban - came back to the White House to issue a 17-minute statement, then promptly returned to Camp David. At this time, it's reported that he has not contacted any foreign head of state. He appears befuddled.

Biden's total absence of planning has caused the following:
Immediately caused more than 100,000 stranded and confused persons who worked for the US during the 21-year war, to become hostage to the Taliban. They are trapped outside the airport perimeter with no place to go and without communications. But Joe knows how to open borders!

We have surrendered our multi-billion-dollar embassy, with equipment and communications.

We have turned over the air force maintained by 18,000 civilian workers (who have gone home).

We have abandoned billions of dollars-worth of war-fighting materials. The number of United States troops who have died fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had passed 7,000 at the end of 2019. Approximately 177,000 national military and police from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraqi, and Syria allies have died. Munitions, tanks, armored Humvees, drones, missiles, new Blackhawk helicopters, (fighters?) etc., communications equipment - everything needed to supply a strong army, and 18,000 contractors who maintained everything - all gone - to the Taliban.

Statistics, all statistics. The threat from the accidently victorious Taliban has just begun, and, as an Islamic "murder incorporated" organization, with now close relations with ISIS, al-Qaida, will spread throughout the world like the worst possible disease. The Taliban will sell arms to other Jihadists, like Iran. We no longer have a true presence in the Middle East. We are now taking a peek at the Apocalypse as described in W.B. Yeats poem, "The Second Coming"; " Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is lost. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity." We are now powerless to keep the peace in the Middle East.

Our "best" lack all conviction, lead by the invincible ignorance of a legion of power hungry anti-republican traitors, with Joe Biden stumbling towards the cliff. All of America's most dangerous enemies have been emboldened to attack us. Like Esau, who sold his birth right for a bowl of mush, Joe Biden sold-out our soldiers for nothing! But don't fear, Kamala is here for back-up.

China is practicing to attack Taiwan. Is the US capable of making such a venture too bloody for China's plans? What can we expect from Russia in the Ukraine? In the Far East, America has completely "lost face", an inviting catastrophe in the enemy's eyes. Once again: "reputation reputation reputation Oh I have lost my reputation I have lost the immortal part of myself and what remains is bestial." (Othello).

After Afghanistan, Vietnam, and a string of similar failures, we now have a reputation for disorderly retreats, as defeated troops (though our troops fight valiantly), while betrayed by incompetent leadership. Our entire military establishment, from West Point to Gen. Mark A. Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (bozos each), and most in between, should be court martialed and dishonorably discharged. Failure and incompetence are their histories.

We have a president and vice president by fraudulent election activities, and a "traitorous" so-called Big Tech: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, who now control what can be said - but wouldn't dare cancel the Gazette!
This is not the column I wanted to write today, of failure and defeat by Islamic forces. This would not have happened under Trump's leadership!

I don't see how America can survive another 3.5 years of Biden family corruption and Big Tech collusion.

 

Things are a little bit crazy tonight.

I attended my first Fillmore City Council meeting last night, for the first time in more than a year, thanks to the China COVID-19 pandemic. This radically changed my writing schedule, and I have just learned of Sacramento's new outrageous violation of your First Amendment.

For the 32 years that I've been publishing the Gazette we have always posted the photos of people arrested for serious crimes. Doing so accomplishes two things. First, it warns the public to beware these individuals, mostly alleged felons, who have been arrested after probable cause has been found for the allegation, and second, it is our way of congratulating our police officers for a job well done.

I have just learned that some peewee State Assemblyman (Evan Low) has gotten his AB-1475 passed and signed by the governor. This is a most egregious violation of our Constitutional Bill of Rights - violates our First Amendment right of free speech - and helps criminal suspects hide.

"This bill would prohibit a police department or sheriff's office from sharing, on social media, booking photos of an individual arrested on suspicion of committing a nonviolent crime, as defined, unless specified circumstances exist."

For example: This week we received notice of an alleged felon, "a 28-year-old Carpinteria woman (Briana Gutierrez), "with a history of criminal theft crimes [who] was arrested for stealing mail, burglary, forgery, and cashing the victim's stolen checks." Though the charges include serious felonies, including federal crimes, we can no longer publish her mugshot. In other words, criminals in California, thanks to Mr. Low's misplaced sympathies for criminals, are now protected from exposure, hidden from view.

It's too late to thoroughly address this issue tonight, and the fool assemblyman who is responsible for it, but I plan to include a new sub-column, probably entitled "This month's stupid lawmaker - or stupid new laws". I will identify his particularly stupid new law and give a little biography of the lawmaker, encouraging his constituents not to vote for him - a sort of political safeguard. Assemblyman Low will be first in line. I will contact the politicians being highlighted for an explanation.

I regret this is the first week the new law is in force and that the photo of this suspected multi-felon cannot be shown. Write a protest to Mr. Low, Democratic Assemblyman, District 28.

This is the first time this law has been activated. All newspapers and online news blogs, etc. should SOUND THE ALARM IMMEDIATELY.

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Hi Kelly Scoles - Second Opinion.

Due to sharp time and space restrictions, I regret I can only respond to a couple of your assertions this week.
You say that "no widespread fraud was found during the election in November." Election fraud (endemic) in the November 2020 election can no longer be honestly disputed within experienced professional mathematical, engineering, and data analysis experts. Massive fraud exists.

But for me, the court's utter disregard of the scientific proofs of endemic election fraud is enough to find probable cause to charge the stakeholders. And we intend to use the Dominion Voting Systems again!? We need to throw out all computer voting machines and go back to paper ballots. Slower, but much safer.

Lastly (had to cut here), you equate rejection of mask-wearing to pro-life efforts to save the life of those children waiting to be born. I can't find the words to express my revulsion at this comparison. It is the penultimate glory of women that they alone can reproduce human life. This is what gives them exceptional dignity among humankind. God bless and protect these smallest, most dependent and innocent children - and the illustrious women who bring them safely into their nurturing world!

 

Response to Mary Scoles' Second Opinion.

I'll give our short weekly debates another chance this week to be understood by everyone. I take umbrage at your final characterization of my comment last week about the KKK. I do so because it's clear that the average reasonable person would not understand it as you apparently do. Even if taken as "incendiary" (hair on fire) that should not change the clear meaning of the comment. My baldness, I guess, is a sometime benefit.

Contrary, again, to your interpretation, I do not believe that your interpretation of [my] sarcasm "was unfair." Rather, it was untrue. Fairness had nothing to do with it. And while I'm glad you are happy "to express your regret in finding a meaning [I] did not intend [?]", the meaning I expressed is precisely that which I intended. Your reference to pain is puzzling.

Kelly, about your mantra, "Say what you mean and mean what you say". Kind of catchy. My statements are surely "in the public realm" as soon as they limp from my weary keyboard. You claim they are then in "the audience's hands, and the chance at clarity expires." The hope is always that the audience is composed entirely of reasonable people, and that clarity endures, as I'm sure you wish - leaving me with expectations of some small apology for your misreading of my column.

Sarcasm can surely be "risky", with the reader as well as the writer. Both need a good ear. So, as they used to say in the days before the Chinese virus, when law school classrooms were abuzz with educational theories, and Kindergarten classes might hear "Time to put our listening ears on".

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I'm alone from here, headed for the reefs of questionable language, in support of our war fighters. Trump's 4-year spirited effort to reestablish our military strength may have come too late. After 8-years of Obama's dereliction in the defense of our nation, and Biden's blanks, we find ourselves short on weaponry and absent leadership. Our Communist enemy, China, can hardly resist attacking us, especially over Taiwan. They see Biden with his scull full of dust bunnies. Looking forward, even more enticing to China is our second in command, Kamala Harris, with zero experience beyond the bed springs. In other words, America is off-balance, without leadership, at a time when our enemies are flush with money, confidence, showing a lean and hungry look - a great time to start a war.

Trump's recent characterization of the police officers testifying before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot has outraged some. However, from those millions of veterans who have suffered selflessly through seemingly endless war, I can hear a roar of approval of Trump's expletive across the land.

They are fed-up with the growing weakness that the feminist influence has intruded into the ethos of our fighting forces - all for the sake of Political Correctness; they're tired of humiliating training in women's high-heels, abandoning ship under Syrian guns, abandoning the command of the world's largest man-o-war (carrier Roosevelt), Co-Ed infantry, "transgenderism", removal of urinals to accommodate female sailors, and un-punished refusals of direct orders from Commander-in-Chief by a Coast Guard Admiral protecting 12 members of his LGBT crew.

"Trump has told some people close to him that several of these [emotionally testifying] officers strike him as weak and as “pussies,” according to two sources familiar with the comments..." Trump has also maintained that these men seem “broke[n]” by the events of Jan. 6, and that they do not have the supposed toughness or character of the law enforcement officers who, on the whole nationally, still widely support Trump and his policies."

There is deadly weakness in WOKE military promotion. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, personify this debilitating weakness. Honors of the past don't always hold up in the present. Victory demands more than the Hollywood appearance of heroism, it demands the true grit of the men who won WWII, like Adm. Chester Nimitz, Adm. William Halsey, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and General George Patton. I can't see Patton having his men on display trying on women's high heel shoes! Combat is always a man's work. Women can do virtually all other military tasks, but they demean the soldier and undermine his work of direct combat when they try to participate in the fight. Ask our enemies - or listen to an expert under fire:
"I don't want to get any messages saying, "I am holding my position" We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly, and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living [!@#$] out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose, like [!@#$] through a tin horn."
Gen. George S. Patton.

Yes, that's the way determined men talk in combat. Sounds a little like Donald Trump in his political wars.

 

I have to say I'm not very happy about the way this column is sliding off its original path. This little paper has always been, and will continue to be, open to all without threat of canceling. I especially invite those who strongly disagree with my personal opinions.

However, my liberal attitude here has some minor expectations, one of which is that I not be misquoted or grossly misinterpreted. I try to keep things simple to facilitate this objective.

But people do make mistakes, and I'm sure my immediate concern this week involves such a mistake.

These remarks are addressed to both Mary Scoles and Pedro Bazan.

Pedro: Your characterization of the Texas bill is false. No space for detail here, but a little Googling will reveal the truth. No, Texas has not banned schools from teaching about MLK’s speeches or KKK’s history with white supremacy. 11Alive.com•8 hours ago. Facts do matter.

"Many of the curriculum requirements in HB 3979 are already a part of TEKS. For example, in a ninth grade U.S. history course, TEKS requires schools to teach students about MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the civil rights movement, the women’s rights movement and Native American history." But I don't intend to waste time restoring the truth about this bill here, when everyone can get it online there.

Mary (Scoles): I know you're outspokenly liberal, but still, I'm surprised at your carelessness in reading my reply to Pedro's letter. I did not ask Pedro (misquote) "Are you saying that there was nothing good about the KKK?" No, Mary, that is NOT what I said. Pedro's statement "...and the ways in which it [KKK] is morally wrong." My response was sarcastic. I said: "I have to ask, is there a way in which the KKK was ever morally right? (Emphasis mine). Get it? Most people know the KKK is evil. Because you know my moral standards this mistake was unwelcome.

My comment about Pedro's inflated respect for law school theories was an exercise in deflation. The creators of CRT are scholastic pee-wees undeserving of the rave reviews they have received from their radical liberal friends. Who exactly anointed them to re-educate the entire American student body? A failure of peer review. Let the courts rule from case law, not law schools from their fevered moot court personal opinions!

Frankly, I'm totally fed-up with all of this racism BS. If a man (by Democratic Party authority) can change his sex, why not his race? Maybe even become God? It's just a little chromosomal juggling, right? And the Democratic Party always follows the science - right?

White guilt? That's a Democrat thing. But, I'm Irish.

On slavery, again. You question "the color of the enslaver's skin". Interesting. In Greece it was probably olive colored. In Rome, maybe white, unless by a freedman, then who can know? In Egypt, darker brown. In China a yellowish hue (check out their million-man Uyghur slave camps). In India, light brown? North American "Indian", ochre tint? Aztec? maybe coffee colored. And, in all Africa, of course, black, until we come to Arabia, where most "enslavers" were - are - darker brown. Scandinavian (Vikings - great slavers), mostly white. With a sort of "skin scrutiny" system it might be much easier to identify those white supremacists, in every era.

To do justice in describing ubiquitous "enslavers" skin color (a curious undertaking) we would need a professional paint company's color hue slider. You know, like when buying house paint. Then we could assign numbers according to the color shade in question, and date it all to the correct millennia, (when we're in for other mandated stuff). Those numbers (for example) New York albino white (10) to Mozambique Ebony (1,000). Suntans should be unlawful as attempts to confuse one's scale setting. In this way we could identify and rate the most enterprising slavers over time. Imagine the Reparations!

BUT: There is a troubling problem presented here by our scientific scheme. In our attempt to assign guilt by identifying the skin color of all the "enslavers" we would find that every skin tone on our scale of "enslavers" shows equal guilt, at different times. The great enslavers, like the ancient Athenians, Romans, Middle Easterners, New World Aztec, and Huns, Franks, Vandals, Saxons, and Visigoths - etc. are all guilty as sin. After Noah, slavery has always been the reserve currency of the dominant classes. We would each recognize our own skin color within our "enslavers" color slider mechanism. The words of the philosopher Pogo, "We have met the enemy and they are us" rings true.

Let's remember that only America forced her "enslavers" to stop - at the cost of 600,000 souls, our bloodiest war. I can think of no other country so determined to Let Freedom Ring, except perhaps Israel.

 

Hello everyone. This week I will do my best to respond to "Part Two Second Opinion, by Kelly Scoles, Leslie G. Marshall of Piru, and, once again, Pedro Bazan, of Santa Paula. But, I'm only running on one piston today. Will go until I hear a clunk.

First, Leslie Marshall.
Hello, Leslie. I'm afraid I dove into your letter before I understood the scathing irony and sarcasm with which it was written. At first I misconstrued your second paragraph as a bold advertisement for Planned Parenthood's activities, and I wasted 400 words in defense before I caught on. My profound apologies for jumping the gun, and equally profound kudos for outspoken truth. I will leave my introductory remarks to your letter as they are while striking the rest. Now, I've got to start over!

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Hello (again) Leslie Marshall. (original response)
Thanks for the letter. If you are new to the Gazette, be forewarned of my Judeo-Christian bias, what's more my Catholic bias, and just to spice-up the debate, Irish-Catholic bias, in issues of moral concern.

Unlike yourself, I did not enjoy the Fillmore Pride Resource Fair because my Catholic-Christian faith condemns this behavior (despite recent heretical-hierarchical expressions to the contrary.) Whatever scientific knowledge I may have is also repelled by obviously unscientific theories.

More to the point, this celebration should not have taken place without the authority of public opinion being consulted.

I'm afraid you're right that "Anger, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust" can be expressed artistically, and have been over the millennia. By "poignant 'nod' to the seven deadly sins (and Pride being the deadliest) it should be only fair to balance that evil with a "nod" toward triumphant good (the seven theological virtues); Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice.

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Here I begin again, after emerging from my initial dive. I want to caution readers to read your (Leslie's) letter with an ear to sarcasm. I was fooled at first.

Following in the footsteps of pedophile Dr. Alfred Kinsey, and racist-eugenicist Margaret Sanger, PP marches on.

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Hello Pedro Bazan.
It's tedious business answering your letters, Pedro, because, like so many leftist Democrats, you always have the facts backwards. Let me demonstrate.

You seem stuck on the latest theme of white supremacy. Tell me, were Hernán Cortés and ‎Francisco Pizarro‎ brown supremacists? Are brown supremacists better than alleged white supremacists? Should Mexico (New Spain) have been left to the Aztecs? Did the Aztecs know things about slavery and mass murder? Think about it.

Next, the institution of slavery. Did Cortés and Pizarro institute slavery on a massive scale? Hmm, I think so. Try to find it in a Howard Zinn book. He (Zinn) described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist." But slavery was not new to the New World.

And then you bring up "the eugenics movement." Do you know who started this fiendish movement? It was the friend of "Dr." Alfred Kensey (uber racist and pedophile), Margaret Sanger.

And, once again, you bring-up the Ku Klux Klan "and the ways in which it is morally wrong." I have to ask, is there a way in which the KKK was ever morally right? Consult Howard Zinn.

Then, your defense of Critical Race Theory. Pedro - you need to bone-up on American history, and uncritically adopting a halfwit idea like CRT is no way to begin. No one involved in the construction of this back bench "theory" is competent to teach us anything. It is all Leftist propaganda, and the country is thoroughly and quickly rejecting it.

It's good to see you have a sense of humor, Pedro. It flares-up with "That's right ladies and gentlemen, CRT is not a grade school curriculum, rather it's a law school level course that specifically explores how laws are tied to racism, contrary to what a lot of people believe." Pedro, I can assure you, from personal experience, that being "a law school level course" is unworthy of scholastic recognition. The folks who dreamed up this thing are not Solons of higher knowledge - they are just second-string wanabe players for fun and profit.

Lastly, you recommend that Texas legislators expand CRT. I would agree - if that included a close examination of Aztec treatment of surrounding tribes: "Aztec priests, using razor-sharp obsidian blades, sliced open the chests of sacrificial victims and offered their still-beating hearts to the gods. They then tossed the victims' lifeless bodies down the steps of the towering Templo Mayor." "Around 20,000 people were sacrificed a year in the Aztec Empire. Special occasions demanded more blood – when a new temple to Huitzilopochtli was dedicated in 1487, an estimated 80,400 people were sacrificed."

Heck! At this rate they could have run out of people! Thank God for the Conquistadores!

You call for "a study of American racism" before we forget our racist past. But, remembering our Brown Supremacist past, of those bloody old days, maybe it's best to forgive and forget.

 

Two responses today, (if I can) from Pedro Bazan, and to Kelly Scoles, "Second Opinion".

Hello Mr. Bazan, welcome to the Gazette.
My first question for you is "Are you a citizen of the U.S.?” My curiosity is aroused by the tenor of your letter. Your closing comment "the USA is an amazing Christian country" seems to contradict your opening disparagement of America, your denial of her "Judeo-Christian values", "when the United States is far removed from being founded on them." You further diminish our Declaration by attributing it to a bunch of alleged non-Christian Deists (Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams) "none of whom were Christians..." Also, you insist "Maddison" (actually spelled with a single "d") was another one of those pesky Deists, allegedly casting a shadow on the Judeo-Christian birthright of our Constitution. (See "Christian Deists" below). Study beyond Wikipedia, Pedro.

You claim the Constitution "contains wording that removes religion from state governance”. This final mistake in your failed attack on the moral and legal underpinnings of our great country can be stated in a single sentence: Despite the mixture of religious and philosophical beliefs among our Founding Fathers, every Founder, to a man, believed absolutely in the necessity of religion in the new nation if it was to be successful. They all agreed that without religion the experiment would certainly fail. The closest, perhaps, to being an atheist among them all, was Thomas Paine. ("Common Sense. 1776"). Even so, "Paine's deism—the belief in God, but the eschewing of organized religion—is often erroneously confused with atheism." "He believed that the only valid role of government in religious affairs was to protect freedom of religion." As for Jefferson: "Christian deism is a standpoint in the philosophy of religion stemming from Christianity. It refers to a deist who believes in the moral teachings—but not divinity—of Jesus."

One of the most contentious Constitutional amendments is to be found in the First: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;". The word "establishment" here refers to making any religion official, that is legally and financially official - like the Church of England in that country. It is NOT hostile to religion in the way you misunderstand.

About your Biblical references, Luke 12:23 does not mean that every person in the country must sell all their possessions - this would make the rich poor, and the poor rich. Luke 3:11, this tells us to be generous with our food and clothing. No more generous nation has ever existed than America. Your ignorance of this generosity says a lot about your anti-American background.

Matthew 22:39, love thy neighbor. The Golden Rule, often neglected in the West, always despised by communism, and all forms of totalitarian governments.

You continue: "Americans refuse to truly help the poor..." This is an easily discernible lie. Go back to your type of country where the poor are well taken care of -- Cuba, China, Russia, and Africa.

You mention slavery. What other nation on earth demanded and forced slavery out of its country through 4-years of bloody Civil War (600,000 dead). The British Empire (largest in history) did away with slavery with a mere Act of Parliament in 1807, banning trading in enslaved people within the British Empire.

Your letter is full of obvious calumnies about America because you are ignorant of our glorious history, much of your comments are humorously erroneous -- like references to the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, prominent Confederate Army general during the American Civil War, and the first Grand Wizard of that terrorist organization, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Pedro, I'm having second thoughts about reviewing your letter. I'm thinking it may have been written by an ANTIFA organizer.
I would be glad to send you a list of reliable sources on American history -- that way you might learn enough to avoid being seen as such a disgusting ingrate.

Cordially,
Martin Farrell

Postscript: Incidentally, I see you are proud enough to sign-off with "University of California, Los Angeles". What are you doing in such an American institution? Check out the free education offered in Cuba!

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Hello, Kelly (Scoles) "Second Opinion".
You've raised far too many issues for me to respond to, and, surprisingly, I would agree with most of them. You lose me a little on the Vietnam War. We had some terrible generals then, and still do. As for President Nixon, Shakespeare's words say it best: "The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones." (Julius Caesar).

Kelly, answering your opinion this week is duty worthy of that three-legged tap dancer on ice -- and I'm dealing with my sciatic nerve.

What worries me now: "U.S. commander in Afghanistan steps down, marking symbolic end to 20 year war..." Taliban will be given billions in US armaments, and will quickly take over. Our generals have forgotten how to win wars!

"Taliban surge sends thousands fleeing..." "Talks with Taliban are making 'very little progress' as militant group gains momentum, says Afghan official". Only a fool would expect otherwise.

And: "What does the dawn of demisexuals tell us?" Next come the quadsexuals. It tells us that America has become degenerate, physically, mentally, and morally -- with little hope in site.

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Kelly, next week, please narrow it down - just to be fair.

 

This week I have to respond to two letters and Kelly Scoles' column.

Hello, Art Sanford Sr. Good to see you back.

Art, I can see the sarcasm steaming from your words. But let me flip them over to show my true attitude towards the individual LGBTIQA (no +?). I do in fact wish them all, "security and well-being". That is due to all American citizens under our Constitution - because America is the greatest nation on earth. "Psychological abuse", "rejection, beatings", etc. are all unacceptable under the law. But remember, these protections are not exclusive to LGBTIQA advocates. They apply to those, particularly to the young, attempting to apply their scholastic talents in the classroom. This 98% of the student body should not be misguided by adult LGBTIQA persons dressed like fairytale dandies in order to recruit youngsters to the cause.

Your sarcasm gets a little slippery in alluding to the "Marlboro Man, Rock Hudson and the original ‘G Man,’ J. Edgar Hoover." Rock was a gay man, and Edgar, under suspicion. Though both, great actors. By the way, I know no misogynistic persons, but I support the philogynists of this world, and, personally, find women to be beautifully unique, as created.

Lastly, why do radical Democrats seem to be so intensely depressed all the time?

A short postscript: You're correct in recommending that LGBT members "live their lives with purpose". That's good advice for everyone. But it's evil to advise LGBT members, or anyone else, to "avoid making the normal (i.e. white, heterosexual) uncomfortable", because stripping the sarcasm from your speech is like tripping a line of PC dominos - ending in a racist heap.

Get some help.

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Hello again, Scott (Duckett).

Let's begin with some agreement in terms (words) and principles.

I think we both believe that persons should be respected - in "the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” - even though "happiness" isn't in the Constitution, it is in the Declaration. I think this means, leave us alone. Which carries into the states, and by tradition as well, into all areas of our society.

As for principles, I mean the traditions and virtues historically recognized as American, often protected by law. I have, as you suggest, looked in the mirror, and what I see is an old man initiated from youth in the moral values of my country, America. My first 19-years of life were spent on the ranch. American moral and civic ideals were taught at every level of education, in every public and private school in the nation. Our glorious history was taught unambiguously, truthfully and proudly. The dark parts of our history were not eliminated, they were explained. For example, the union forced the south to end slavery, at the price of 600,000 deaths. After decades of twisted American history textbooks by Howard Zinn, most millennials now have no credible knowledge of our nation's history.

Is LGBT a religion? You don't need an "unchangeable holy book" to create a religion. This is a widely diffuse group of people with a core spiritual base and rituals, such as "same sex marriage". It is closely affiliated with numerous religious organizations.

But the point is this: Our national public schools are not stages for the indoctrination of just any philosophy or religion. The normal limits of teaching authority have been greatly violated without parental permission. Should "advocacy groups" be exempt? How about Marxists groups, or Antifa? Black Lives Matter groups are admittedly Marxist, and anti-family, why are they OK? Again, how about Scientology (see: “Going Clear"). Is morality ever an issue? Whoever comes to speak at our schools is also coming to teach whatever happens to be in their bag of ideas. Scientology, Marxism, and LGBTQIA+whatever, are rarely parent-approved, and school boards who approve of these things should be ousted. Bottom line here: don't indoctrinate our children with your pet religious and political philosophies!

I was unfamiliar with your Deuteronomy passage, but you fail to mention that the woman is punished for "... seizing him by the private parts...". Christians have never taught this, as many other historical facts. There was one church for 1,500 years, until the 15th Century, now there are over 40,000. What's your point? There are also more than 300 religions in the world. So what? The evil of slavery has plagued the world since shortly after the Fall. Since this has long been recognized as evil, so, again, "what" to your argument? Religions and religious practitioners have never been perfect (except for Jesus Christ) - because of our free will - but for Christians there is a golden standard, the 10 Commandments.

Your mere "humanity", from a practical standpoint, is meaningless against others, totalitarian atheist, Communist and Muslim. A person may pretend he or she has "transgendered" to the opposite sex, and their friends may cheer, but when the man behind the curtain is exposed as a fraud, nothing has changed. The "Y" chromosome remains in command.
Thank God!

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Next: Is Critical Race Theory -- acidicly, critically, racist?

How did this brain-dead theory suddenly come to dominate our school system? Why should we be impressed with this theory, composed by a coterie of wannabe social engineering geniuses.

Why should American citizens want to embrace this eccentric idea? Even some true geniuses have given us a number of theoretical flops, but we didn't design our entire system of learning to satisfy them. Here are a few of the " Most Famous Scientific Theories That Were Later Debunked”: 1- Fleischmann–Pons's Nuclear Fusion. 2- Phrenology.3- The Blank Slate. 4- Luminiferous Aether. 5- Einstein's Static (or Stationary) Universe. 6- Martian Canals.7- Phlogiston Theory. 8- The Expanding or Growing Earth." There's even a theory of transgendering out there.

If Einstein got it wrong after much study, why should we be so credulous to accept this destructive, amateur-hour theory?

This is another issue critical to national welfare. We have to ask, "who’s running the show?"

Some more opinion on this issue next week.

 

This is an unusual week for this column. While I would like to respond to both of the letters I received (Mary Scoles' "Second Opinion", and Scott Duckett's) it's late (11:00p.m.) and I also have to defend Annette Sula's letter from last week. Starting my column late has become a bad habit which I will try to correct.

If I stay strictly to the core of these three opinions the conclusion will be shorter. The issue (as I see it) is: Should special public recognition be given to promote LGBT philosophy, using public property, facilities, and funding, be recognized as lawful? The question is both Constitutional and religious. This is an urgent national issue.

I've already stated, I agree with Annette Sula's opposition to public expressions of "LGBTQAI+ at taxpayer's expense, and the exposure of this quasi-religion to schoolchildren. LGBT is a highly emotional fraudulent contention. Sula claims that the City Council's official proclamation of Pride Month, in connection with the "LGBTQAI+ Pride Resource Fair", was wrong and possibly unconstitutional as (my words) an establishment of religion. I'm not a lawyer, just wondering if the same treatment would be given to L. Ron. Hubbard's Scientology? To most Christians, these mutually bizarre teachings smack of religion (Hubbard's recognized, federally) - which cannot be "established" with government money.

This new "theology" of the body (transgendering) is contrary to all known legitimate science, and irreconcilable to most Christian and non-Christian religious systems. Even if constitutional in itself, it's repugnant to Christian citizens attempting to educate their children in public schools. To include this belief system in our public school curriculum is far beyond the scope of academic authority. As I suggested, why not do the same for Scientology? Both are backed by billions of corporate dollars. Make no mistake, LGBT is BIG business.

This belief in so-called trans-gendering is anathema to more than 4,000-years of Judeo-Christian tradition, and an embarrassment on steroids to real science. I'm sorry if this revelation hurts the feelings of hopeful believers, but most educated Christian observers understand this same sex phenomenon to be an opportunity, and excuse, for condemned, unnatural cultic sexual practices. Not my opinion only; let's look at the Book:

"The Bible defines marriage in Genesis 2:24 as a union between one man and one woman. Jesus Christ upholds this definition of marriage in Matthew 19:5, as does the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:31. Any and all sexual activity which takes place outside of this context is treated as sinful, what Jesus calls ‘sexual immorality’ in Mark 7:21." See also: Romans 1:24–32.

So, objections to celebrating "LGBTQAI+" at any level, are based upon Constitutional grounds (leave it to the lawyers) but primarily as threats to the religious education of our children. The purpose and practices of this group are diametrically opposed to traditional Christian beliefs. Christian parents believe that their children, influenced to became sympathetic to this movement, would be threatened with eternal condemnation. "LGBTQAI+" is fundamentally opposed to the teachings of eternal salvation, and Christian parents insist otherwise. Parents have the God-given right (and duty) to be the primary teachers of their children.

I understand Christian beliefs are not fashionable today because so many no longer believe in God. But most Americans do believe in God. They point-out (for example) Psalm 14:1 NKJV- "The fool Says, There is No God." And, I don't know any 125-year-old living person - we must all die. Worldly atheism in the face of eternity is just pitiful. Catholics (among others) believe in the last 4 things: death, judgment, Heaven and Hell. To chose atheism over Christianity is a fearfully serious decision. I plead again that I'm not a preacher, but the subject of religion here is unavoidable. LGBTQAI+ influence cannot escape religion as part of the argument, and hundreds of millions of Christian believers will fight against this fanciful, pseudo religious nonsense. Preachers of the transgender faith should be what they want to be on their own time and on their own dime - but leave my children alone! It's your precious First Amendment Right to preach. But I will not pay for your message, nor expose my children to it, for the same reason I will not become a Scientologist. This religious intrusion into our schools amounts to psychological child endangerment.

Pro- LGBTQAI+ members will quickly protest "We don't believe in your God, or His commandments." The fact remains this whole group amounts to less than 2-percent of the American population, which is mostly Christian. When a sexual-social organization seeks to "Honor" itself with an especially designated month, it has a duty to explain, in detail, what it is about, not just refer the public to some website. The "Fillmore annual Christmas parade" has nothing to do with sodomy, contrary to the same-sex group you applaud. Would our City Council also approve a special day honoring the infamous NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association? Apparently, few organizations have escaped the stain of sodomy and pedophilia: Pope Alexander VI (Papacy began: 11 August 1492 - the worst). Today: "Homosexualist Jesuit Fr. James Martin is the public face of sodomy acceptance and promotion in the United States. The word "sodomy" is carefully chosen and accurate. While Martin and his ilk use the nebulous and always-changing term LGBT, the sin of sodomy is truly what he's seeking to normalize." The fight goes on.

About that "G" rating: In the words of the Motion Picture Association, G is for General Audiences — all ages admitted, meaning there is nothing in theme, language, nudity, sex, violence or other matters that the ratings board thinks would offend parents whose younger children view the picture."

The great difference here is the fact that while the children cannot participate in the LGBT lifestyle on screen, the Fair, etc., seeks to entice them to believe abnormal lifestyles are normal, which is wholly deceptive. Would the LGBT community reduce "bullying" if they avoided flaunting their often bizarre appearance? Why not simply punish the bullies? If "transgendering" is a private matter, why seek to publicize? This is truly social engineering at the most sinister level of pseudo science.

There may be "many different gender identities" according to LGBT group think - but not according to real science. Being left-handed is a quaint metaphor here, especially since many famous men were so inflicted - like President Obama. Hardly a handicap. I don't recall any incident disrespecting lefties. Aristotle, Napoleon and baseball legend Babe Ruth were all lefties. Cheer-up. Things have improved - except for threats to the spiritual-sexual welfare of children, due to LGBT exposure. Should the normal 98-percent suffer for the less than 2-percent "intrinsically disordered?"

For anti-LGBT parents, this is a spiritual fight, and a thing worth dying for.

 

The Gazette welcomes all points of view, especially those which disagree with my own. No one will ever be "canceled" on this platform. (Publisher's promise)

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First, a quick acknowledgement of Annette Sula's letter to the editor.
Thank you, Annette for your thoughtful opinion. This is a good time for me to reiterate the strong commitment the Gazette has to exercising its First Amendment Constitutional right to free expression. I agree entirely with you.

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I'm told it's bad form to begin with an apology, but my conscience is tugging at me.
Last week I gave everyone the bird -- the wrong bird. I don't know what I was thinking about as I ended the column, but I now confess it is the "Phoenix" bird of historical acclaim, not the "Venus Bird" that will arise from the ashes to announce Trump's triumphal return.

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A response to Kelly Scoles' "Second Opinion".

Hello again Kelly.
All I can say about Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Tx) and his perception of astronomical extravaganzas is, he must have seen something on late-night CNN. I would encourage him to stick with FOX. And that's all I have to say about that.

I regret that you were disappointed about my "niggle" of Pete Buttigieg's name. But let's get real. The name of this column has been "Realities" for about 35-years (three, out of town). But I'm due some credit for refraining from other, more biting metaphors. Come-on man. He identifies as another man's wife. As such, a pretend marriage deserves a pretend pregnancy, which deserves a pretend caution. When pretend husband urges pretend wife Pete to push, don't forget the diaper for that pretend delivery! As our new Transportation Secretary, he's also a member of the Cabinet of the United States and is fourteenth in the presidential line of succession (big jump from Mayor of South Bend). But I'm convinced that, as second in succession, Kamala will be sufficiently calamitous to save Pete any anxiety about even higher responsibilities. Let's remember, we're trying to talk realities here, not pretending.

Rational people understand that pretention in national defense is an absolutely deadly mistake. Once our very reality-based, blood-thirsty, Godless enemies discover we use pretend parts in our defense system, they will attack. The Russians and Chinese know very well where the US pretend-defensive parts are -- missile for missile, ship for ship, fighter for fighter, and sub for sub. They see that "We have been weighed and found wanting". They know that our nuclear subs now lack spare parts! Worst of all, they know we have no leader; Xi, and Putin, know Biden too well, and savor only the strongest contempt for him. They know the totally corrupt Biden family, because they have facilitated that corruption for decades. (Proof? See: Bobulinski interview). And a perfectly conforming Second-in-Command, Kamala, renowned aging political floozy, is prepositioned for us by a wholly corrupt Big Tech, in collaboration with the Democratic Party, to somehow reassure us?
Conspiracies can be huge, but the idea is very simple: "a combination of two or more persons to commit a criminal act, or their legal act committed by criminal means." Treason is the "Original Sin" among Constitutional crimes. Pogo's quip (take-off from Admiral Perry) "We have met the enemy and they are us" is now painfully obvious.

Yes, I know, it's a bit much to perceive, but that behemoth ship of state is changing course, from Republic to socialist-globalist. At this point we should believe our "lying eyes," they're not pretending.

We learned today that approximately 30 Russian warships are practicing how to sink an aircraft carrier -- 30 miles off the coast of Hawaii. That's only 4-miles west of Catalina using our homeland boarder as reference. They're a long way from home. Blatant provocation; has never happened before. Could they be preparing Fourth of July fireworks for us? Probably not. They're there to demonstrate their contempt for our present military weakness and leadership. The Russians may think, "Why not scoot into Pearl Harbor, just like we moved into the Crimea Peninsula; what can they do about it?" Maybe the Chinese Navy would join them (it's now larger than ours).

Remember that peaceful Sunday morning of December 7, 1941 (I was 3-years-old) when swarms of fighter-bombers from the Empire of Japan, and midget submarines, destroyed our Pacific Fleet (except for a few carriers)? It was an undeclared act of war -- much like an undeclared biological attack would be.

Would they dare even think of doing this if Trump were still at the helm?

Got to end this, Kelly.

On election: Republicans only want secure elections -- no more fraud -- need voter ID. Never heard of Juneteenth before. Should be Texas exclusive. "Biden European visit and G-7", just more obvious contempt for the "president" from all on enemies list. Putin "A steely-eyed Fred Astaire "Putin on the Ritz"?” Gets an "A" for creativity, an "F" for reality recognition.

I'm not a gambler, but sadly, in a showdown today (right now) I would give odds to the enemy, 51 to 49 percent. Maybe trans-genderism can strengthen us?

Perhaps years of abandoning traditional Judeo-Christian virtues have made Americans too stupid to appreciate the clear and president dangers of Communism. Russia and China are very clear about their hostile intentions against America - they plan to end us.

Where is the heroic virtue of 1941?

 

A response to Kelly Scoles "Second Opinion".

Hi Kelly,
I think I could make more sense of most of your opinion this week if I had read it backwards. I appreciate the humor but remain a little confused about a lot of the rest.

Of course, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) was joking. But I would believe this possibility sooner than I would believe Vice President Harris will preserve national prosperity and security when she becomes president. Putin and Xi are licking their chops. The rest of us should learn how to duck and cover again.

You say, "We are decades into [computer] technology" hoping this (voting irregularities) will be fixed as part of the "infrastructure". Trump is correct in believing the paper ballot is much safer than (Dominion-type) computers. The simple paper ballot is free from corrupt algorithms or shifty decimals, which preordain the outcome. Slower -- so what? However, we would still have to guard against those nocturnal dump truck loads of fake ballots. But your "man" Buttigieg couldn't find a solution if it bit him on the butt.

As to that infamous Jan. 6 "insurrection", you say "there was no video of it anywhere". One of the hottest issues remains the fact that the DOJ refuses to release hundreds of hours of video footage and stills of the entire incident, this because they show substantial cordiality between rioters and police. This Capitol event was over in 4 hours (2:11 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.). "Congress reconvened to resume counting Electoral College votes at 8 p.m.". One woman was shot and killed by a (negligent) Capitol Police Officer. No civilian firearms or knives were discovered in the Capitol. No fires were started. No statuary was damaged. No deadly combat. Again, the incident lasted 4 hours -- time even to relax in the Speaker's own lounge chair. Few serious charges. Some "insurrection"!

The real scandal here is the fact that hundreds of accused participants in this incident have been jailed since that time, some in solitary confinement. So much for a speedy trial. How many BLM rioters have been charged after months of true, deadly insurrection?

As for Benghazi: this was a criminal catastrophe of extraordinary proportions with principals never brought to justice - as usual for Democrats. Remember the heroes who were betrayed, killed, and forgotten. Thanks, lying Hillary.

Joe Manchin is the lynchpin keeping the Republic's wheels rolling safely along. I pray that he remains steeled in his conviction to halt un-American conspiratorial legislation. I have to wonder, Kelly, why you would spoil your tenaciously wrong-headed opinions here by adding absolutely loony ones? Case in point: "Waiting for Godot". But, on the other hand, maybe this fits here, being part of that "Theatre of the Absurd". Beckett won fame with his nihilist "Gadot". That character, Gadot (Beckett's play), thought the world was senseless, meaningless. Joe Manchin is just the opposite. Right now, he's a true hero for stopping the power-crazy Democrats, because the world is meaningful. Like Beckett's plays, Democrats to me are usually depressing - and wrong.

Good grief! You even threw in "smug and glossy Caitlyn Jenner", getting into Republican politics. I'm stopped cold here. My opinion? I'm saddened. "Jenner [the Bruce] became the men's champion in the American decathlon event in 1974, and also broke world records during the American Olympic trials that year. In 1976, Jenner won the gold medal in Montreal with a stunning display".

Nothing new here: "The Y chromosome contains the "male-determining gene." No one can persuade me to pretend in (factual) trans-gendering. Even before the bioscience, comes my Christian faith. And I really wonder if he (Jenner) misses that manhood that brought him so much fame in his youth.

Lastly, "Relicans" are anything but afraid of Trump. You shouldn't be laughing out loud about a Trump return. More than 70-million voters are determined to see this happen. Excuse the drama if I see the Biden-Harris administration creating the flames and ashes from which the Trump Venus Bird will arise - or, maybe it'll be a Pelican!

 

Response to Kelly Scoles' "Second Opinion"

Hi again, Kelly.
I'm fairly certain, after reading your latest "Golden Bull" opinion, that you are a Never-Trumper. Despite the growing expression of buyers' remorse among your Biden cohorts, I hope you will not remain among the invincibly prejudiced after Republicans sweep the House and Senate next year - and everything in 2024.

Unless the leftist Democratic Party is truly mad, the damage that the Biden cabal will have done to our nation by that time will be so extensive, and obvious, that only lunatics will continue to support anything smelling of the Biden touch. This, because he is deliberately disassembling every good thing Trump accomplished; the statistical record is too long to repeat here, but here are a few easy to check Trump triumphs:

Unprecedented Economic Boom (Before the China Virus invaded our shores, built the world’s most prosperous economy.) Achieved a Secure Border; Remade the Federal Judiciary; Established American Energy Independence; Made Communities Safer (signed into law landmark criminal justice reform.); Cherished Life and Religious Liberty; Expanded Educational Opportunity; Combated the Opioid Crisis; Tax Relief for the Middle Class; Massive Deregulation; Fair and Reciprocal Trade; Life-Saving Response to the China Virus; Restored American Leadership Abroad; Colossal Rebuilding of the Military; Served and Protected Our Veterans; Unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Veterans, Individuals with disabilities, and those without a high school diploma all reached record lows. Poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans reached record lows. Unemployment for women hit its lowest rate in nearly 70 years.

And made our enemies understand that he is a serious man of his word, to be respected.

Now - watch as each of these achievements is sabotaged. The Biden cabal, in its maniacal determination to cancel its nemesis Donald Trump, and cover all of his success, seeks a return to failure--politically, economically, defensively, and spiritually.

Your criticism of Trump's alleged "...assaults on democracy, and voter suppression..." is curiously inverted. Clearly, the Democratic Party hates our Constitution as our highest law and protector of our Republic against those who seek to distort its purpose. Having recently experienced the greatest fraudulent attack on our election system, by Democrats, Republicans are not anxious to have it happen again. We seek, not voter suppression as you suggest, but fraud-free elections through common sense precautions such as voter ID. Also, we believe that a "...authoritarian-religious state” is not necessarily "historically disastrous", provided that state's authority is Constitutionally valid, and its religious rights preserved Constitutionally as well.

You say "Democracy cannot endure such a betrayal of basic principles" but I believe that as long as our laws agree with the original meaning of our Constitution, and judges understand and adhere to it, we're OK. This idea of a growing Constitution has been hotly debated for at least 50 years, but there's no room for discussing that here.

You mention Trump's alleged lack of compassion towards Puerto Rico. I don't see that, but let's see what Biden does. By the way, let's not forget what the Clintons did to Haiti: "Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State and Mr. Clinton was UN Special Envoy to Haiti when the January 2010 earthquake struck, killing an estimated 220,000 people.” The Clintons did help -- they helped themselves to tens of millions in relief money.

Your historical assessment of Donald Trump's presidential achievements is inaccurate and unfair. No other president in American history accomplished as much as he did during four years in office. Our ancestors came here to be free of kings, for sure. Can't see where cardinals had anything to do with it.

Kelly, like so many other Never-Trumpers, your hatred of Donald Trump has blinded you to the reality of his historic achievements.

 

Response to Kelly Scoles' Second Opinion.

Hi Kelly,
The central issue in the dispute between Republicans and Democrats about creating a commission to study the mislabeled Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol "insurrection" is "purpose". Dems want to focus with a jeweler's eye on hours before, during, and after the Capitol trespass. Republicans search for truth by examining the broader causes, including the months of billion-dollar murder, mayhem, and arson (true insurrection). They see this activity as part of a sophisticated criminal conspiracy to steal President Trump's landslide electoral victory. An admission of this Leftist-Dem conspiracy is spelled-out in a Time Magazine expose' - "The shadow campaign that took place during the 2020 election...", here's how it was done, Feb 5, 2021. It was executed by the usual suspects, who easily foresaw the entire scenario from the first match struck in Minneapolis to the latest window smashed in Seattle. In scale, this was supremely unprecedented in American history, our nation's most noxious betrayal, for a handful of trillions and a lock on democracy.

George Floyd became an afterthought - but a useful facilitator for riots, like a half-dozen previous police-shooting causalities, resulting from failures to comply. From Trayvon Martin (2012) and Michael Brown (2014). The Michael Brown shooting (I clearly remember) was a flawless, justified arrest, and self-defense shooting; reports were quickly falsified and commercialized ("Hands-up, don't shoot") and a good officer defamed and discharged. St. Louis County "grand jury could not confirm those testimonies”. And "a recently released Department of Justice investigative report concluded the same" false testimony. This scenario was a big lie.

This Jan. 6 commission attempt failed, but both sides still want to expose facts leading to the origins of the Capitol attack - the proximate cause. Not Trump, say Republicans, it's all Trump's fault, say Democrats. But by Jan. 6, the story was already more than a year old. To recall the origins of the murderous determination fueling this Leftist atmosphere we must go back to the 2017 shooting that nearly killed congressman Steve Scalise, now the No. 2 House Republican, during a practice at a baseball field. It was Never-Trump mania.

All of this high-octane political hate has attracted the people who are "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" - without its permission - through the auspices of terrorist groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and its global cash cows. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now very rich thanks to George Soros and his billionaire buddies. BLM raised $90million last year. You are ignorant of BLM's identity until you read about its hatred for the nuclear family, religion, and democracy - and its love for communism.

Considering the fact that more than 100,000 people attended the Capitol rally (outside) and a few hundred entered the Capitol building, I would call this behavior riot-light. "Two civilians who died during the violent Jan. 6 insurrection [outside the] U.S. Capitol died of natural causes, and a third succumbed to amphetamine intoxication, according to the D.C. medical examiner’s office." "A fourth person, 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a [negligent] Capitol police officer inside the Capitol..." "The cause of death for a fifth person, Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who collapsed after confronting rioters and died Jan. 7, [at home] remains pending."

Let's compare the "Summer of Love" riots: "By the end of June (2020), at least 14,000 people had been arrested and, by November 2020, 25 people had died in relation to the unrest". "Thousands of businesses and properties, many minority-owned, were looted, torched, or otherwise vandalized. New reporting from Axios reveals that the total insured property losses incurred during the George Floyd riots will come in at $1 billion to $2 billion." How many minority-owned businesses were uninsured? Do Black Lives really matter to BLM?

The attack upon the Capitol was completely unlawful, as was the election theft. Capitol security unpreparedness, local, state, federal, and military evidences criminal negligence. No firearms were found in the Capitol. No statuary was damaged. No fires were set. No Congressmen were harmed. Video shows Capitol Police were often friendly to invaders, ushering them through outside barriers. Windows were broken, desks were disturbed, and someone lounged in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's chair.
FBI and other police agencies still refuse to show hundreds of hours of video - because they show an embarrassing amount of civility within the Capital "insurrection" and a lackadaisical attitude towards Capital security.

And -¬- the fraudulent electoral vote count continued.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles "Second Opinion".

Hi Kelly.
You raise two great issues. First, what determines a right to territory (property), and second, when is there a right to defend that land with deadly force? It's a "Might Makes Right" situation. No country in history has been able to avoid these challenges.

The problem is to determine whether the Jewish nation of Israel, or Arab occupied "Palestine" should be in control. ("The– concept of the Palestine region and its geographical extent has varied throughout history, it is now considered to be composed by the modern State of Israel, the West Bank, Golan Heights, and the Gaza Strip.") In the Arab-Israeli wars, of 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, and 2006, Israel was victorious. These were defensive wars, and Israel is entitled to claim the "spoils", West Bank and Golan Heights. "The United States recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel through a presidential proclamation signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on March 25, 2019."

The "Palestinians" (including Hamas terrorists) claim all of the territory of Israel, and reject Israel's right to exist - thus suicide bombing and Intifada murders.

At the center of this millennia-long bloodshed is the issue of religions, Judaism v. Islam. Islam is a difficult neighbor to befriend since it demands "submission" to Islam of all non-Islamic people. Islam is an Arabic word meaning "submission", which gives all non-Islamic people three choices: converting to Islam, becoming a "dhimmi" slave, or death. Islam demands submission of the entire world. So, if you're not inclined to become Muslim, a slave, or having your head cut off, sharing your land with your Muslim neighbor is problematic.

Moving into territory inhabited by people of a different culture or religion has been dangerous since Noah divvied-up the south 40. Was Julius Caesar wrong to expand his empire by fighting all those "barbarian" tribes? How about Alexander the Great, his huge empire was built by the sword. Should Columbus have stayed away from his "New World"? Should the Spanish Conquistadors have ignored Aztec human sacrifice and cannibalism? "Spanish historian Fray Diego de Durán reported that 80,400 men, women and children were sacrificed for the inauguration of the Templo Mayor under a previous Aztec emperor...." And, how ethical was the creation of the gigantic English Empire? Should the Stone Age tribes in North and South America have been left alone? North Americans had not yet discovered the wheel. Despite their historically persistent extramural wars, has their later suffering and conflict with the West not ultimately benefited them immeasurably? Even today, how about China and its unchallenged torture and enslavement of millions of Xinjiang Uyghurs?

Post WWI Western powers failed in their moral obligation to structure the (Islamic) Ottoman Empire leftovers, (which previously annihilated millions of "Kaffirs") forcing the rest to flee their homes in the Christian Byzantine Empire.
Let's look at our own already-occupied country. Do billions of the world's immigrants have the "right" to unlawfully flood across our border without permission? If so, then how many millions? Then again, how many more millions? The citizens of this country did not permit this invasion - but demands will be made for us to pay for the entire move - for generations.

But let's return to the "Palestinians". Your suspicion that I am "selective" in saying that "historical presence in a location (i.e. Jews in Israel) entitles "exclusive occupation" is partly true. But, "Historical presence" is a factor, and Israel's claim is unique. Israel permits (Arab) Muslim members in its Knesset. Can't find many Jews in the Palestinian Authority.

Finally, you ask, "So what rights do we [Palestinians] as current occupants, have?” I would ask in return, how many terrorists would you accept in your neighborhood who plan to see you dead? For this is the central, religious, question - to Jihad or not to Jihad. "The Sharia (law) is the basis for mandating the religious, political and cultural life of all Muslims." This hasn't changed for the past 14 centuries, and commands Jihad. Time for Arabs in Syria and Jordan to welcome their brothers in faith, to separate from Israel, like nitro from glycerin. Islam, by self-admission, is incompatible with all other religions.

If you are going to buy into the proposed two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, I would strongly urge "caveat emptor" - let the buyer beware.

 

First, I would like to thank David Johnson for his summary of an article by Gerry Giesler from the Epoch Times. Epoch Times is excellent.

The Gazette welcomes all points of view, especially those which disagree with my own. No one will ever be "canceled" on this platform.

Hello again Kelly.
You're right about it being "impossible to relate the problems of Israel and Palestine if [you] had 1000 times the space allotted here...". It's a religious knot of Gordian design tied by Muslim believers more than a thousand years ago. Muhammad revealed a religion unlike any other, until Communism was concocted by Marx. Both religions are determined to enslave the world; Islam offers three choices: conversion, submission as dhimmi (slave status), paying the (jizya) tax, or death. Islam is wholly infused with the obligation of Jihad. "All four principal Sunni schools agree on the importance of jihad. Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d. 996), a Maliki jurist declared": "They [kafirs and unbelievers] have the alternative of either converting to Islam or paying the poll tax (jizya), short of which war [death] will be declared against them. Jihad is an elemental part of Islam, and it is especially designed to fight Christians and Jews."

There has never been a shortage of people determined to rule the world, always through the brute force of superior military power. Often the idea driving these wannabe gods is designed by other delusional, self-proclaimed geniuses. Whether Genghis Khan with his Mongol empire (don't know who inspired Genghis), Julius Caesar, the Abbasid Caliphate, Hitler's National Socialist German Workers' Party - (Nazi), the Chinese Yuan Dynasty, or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR),these folks all suffered from psychopathic god complexes.

But two players remain in our bruised world, Communism and Islamism, - one very young (1917) and another very old (632a.d.) - both betting their future (and everyone else's) that they will soon own us all, like hapless Uighurs or extras from "I, ROBOT."

It's going to be messy, when Mr. Putin, Mr. Xi, and Mr. Rouhani, are embarrassed to discover that they are not gods - that they must also die and be replaced by the next god-trainee manifesting big ideas, parading his troops with clogging precision, flashy new uniforms and the latest weapons. He will boast of his faster-than-light missiles and invisible planes. He will swagger on stage before his chosen, thousand-man congress, like a stiff-jawed Mussolini of old, flexing his power, his hegemony. And his masses will kowtow in return. It's a most ancient scenario.

But I digress.

You have given a short history of Israel and its inspiring accomplishments. But when I think of Israel today standing almost alone against an anti-Semitic world, with America's foreign policy now in the hands of an utterly corrupt "president", scheming with the far-left communist Democratic Party to hurt Israel by supporting her ancient enemies, I think of the Bible, 2Maccabees 7. I think of the woman with seven sons, arrested with her, and forced to eat pork to show respect for the king, Antiochus IV Epiphanes. "When they refused, he tortured and killed the sons one by one in front of the unflinching and stout-hearted mother." Yes, I'm prejudiced here. I have deep respect for Israel, and the same for Benjamin Netanyahu. It is a mistake to attack this "stiff-necked" people.

Yes, the Palestinians have rights which must be respected, once they have removed the army of Hamas terrorists that call the shots. I think war is most bitterly fought when religion is the central issue. Since the year 632 a.d. (Muhammad's death) Islam's sworn intention has been to convert, enslave, or kill, (in particular) people "of the Book", that is Jews and Christians. This is a principal tenet of Islam for 13 centuries, demanded by their sacred books, the Qu'ran and Hadith. There is nothing like this in Judaism.

The (Arab) Palestinians have lived in the area of Palestine for about 100 years. "The Palestinian Jews lived in the land of Palestine since 135 CE when Rome changed the name from Judea to Palestine (it was NOT a country after Israel was defeated and only became a country again when it was returned to the Jewish people. There has NEVER been a country by the name of “Palestine”). Thereby, the term only applied to Jews for 2,000 years. Only the Jews who battled with Rome were expelled from Jerusalem, while many remained. The Romans never expelled the Jews from all of Judea."

Jumping forwards a few thousand years, into this most recent "war" in Israel, even the fetid voices of the radical Leftist media have documented the fact that Hamas initiated the unprovoked missile attack into civilian populated areas of Israel. Israel is responding in self-defense.

Cutting this thing short, (got off track) I can "...condemn only the Palestinians" because in this conflict it was "only the Palestinians" who began the fight with their missile attacks - by the thousands. As rational people, how else should the Israelis have acted? I look to history for an answer.

 

My response to Kelly Scoles' "Second Opinion"

Hi Kelly,
I think I can agree with your definition of a fact. The question remains: are claims of systemic election fraud factual? Some people are nauseated by continued arguments on this issue. That's too bad because this issue is key to the continued existence of the American Republic, and that's a fact. Especially during these menacing times, the character of the person entrusted with the powers of the presidency will determine the fate of the nation. If he (she) is known to be strong and fearless America will continue to enjoy peace and prosperity. If that person is weak and corrupt our enemies will attack. Actually they (China) began attacking several years ago; we're like that half-cooked frog in the pot. China is so confident of obtaining world dominance it no longer hides its strategy. The US is so slow to counter even obvious threats and attacks (Taiwan, South China Sea, new military build-up, the China Virus) we face a strategic checkmate, and may hear that word in Mandarin before Biden's final blunder.

Just look at the immediate, tragical aftermath of the Joe Biden Pretendancy (in months). His stack of executive orders has quickly ended our energy independence and destroyed all control at the border. With approximately 200,000 illegal aliens flooding across an open border now (per month) taxpayers will foot the bill for food, shelter, education, medical aid, and police activity, for each person until age 18; hundreds of billions, and just beginning. Biden has corrupted our sovereignty.

If Donald Trump won in a (stolen) landslide, all of these problems would not exist. As everyone is fond of saying these days, elections have consequences, and many of these consequences can be utterly deadly, as we are beginning to see.

But just what are the "facts" presented here, evidencing massive, systemic election fraud?

First, let me ask, what sort of evidence would satisfy you as a reasonable, intelligent, and honest person, that the election was fraudulent? How about mathematical evidence? What about engineering evidence? Or, ballot count evidence, or, sworn, eye-witness affidavits (thousands), or ballot dumping, fraudulent ballots, ballot counting machines (Dominion). Name a type of evidence you would accept, and I can easily provide it.

But it should be noted, though much of this evidence was presented to state and federal courts, no actual hearing was allowed; often the court-maintained plaintiff was too early, too late, or lacked standing - all questionable procedural objections.

Check these sites (most recent) May 8, 2021; New Census data raise serious questions about 2020 election fraud. By Thomas Lifson, American Thinker. A guide to understanding election fraud in 2020 By Andrea Widburg 11-13-2020. " The huge numbers, though, occur when the ballots get fed into computers. The primary computer systems used in America — Dominion and ES&S — are vulnerable to hacking, and their information is poorly secured (and, in the case of ES&S, runs through Europe and Russia). Additionally, Dominion systems have a built-in program that can automatically add a multiplier to a candidate. (For example, it could multiply every Biden vote by 1.5, increasing his count by 50%.)"

By Jay Valentine "United States voter fraud is a nationwide crime perpetrated locally, mostly by Democrats. Republicans either do not do it or when they do, they get caught. It is no coincidence that only Democrats fight voter ID laws, ballot audits in Maricopa County, and investigations in New Hampshire. This month Matt Braynard, Trump’s data guy, issued a comprehensive report on Georgia voter fraud. Read it? If you did, you are the eleventh person after friends and family." See also Jovan Pulitzer, Dec. 31, 2020, video from testimony at Georgia state Senate.

See also: Peter Navarro, Dec 17, 2020. ‘The Immaculate Deception’ Report News Conference Transcript. Detailed analysis of the fraud conspiracy - machines, software, ballot manipulation, foreign tabulation, and timing. "White House Advisor Peter Navarro released his own 36-page report alleging election fraud called “The Immaculate Deception.” He presented the contents of the report in a press conference on December 17, 2020. Read the full transcript there". also: Russell James Ramsland, Jr., who holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a political science degree from Duke University. "The purpose of this forensic audit is to test the integrity of Dominion Voting System in how it performed in Antrim County, Michigan for the 2020 election. 2. We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results. The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that The Dominion Voting System should not be used in Michigan. We further conclude that the results of Antrim County should not have been certified." And...

Patrick Byrne, special report. "Despite efforts to block the truth from getting out, concerned citizens are working together to protect our election system and democracy. There is significant evidence that the 2020 election is one of the largest industrial frauds to take place in the history of the world.”

And... Navid Keshavarz-Nia, PhD.: "In my expert judgment, the evidence is widespread and throughout all battleground states I have studied. I conclude the following: a. The vote count distribution in PA, WI, MI, AZ, NV, and GA are not based on normal system operation. Instead, they are caused by fraudulent electronic manipulation of the targeted voting machines. The unanimous decision to intentionally stop counting by all five battleground states is highly unusual, possibly unprecedented and demonstrates prior coordination by election officials in battleground states."

And... Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, the inventor of email, [at age 14] is a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and Fulbright Scholar who holds four degrees from MIT including his PhD in Biological Engineering testifies about election fraud to a select committee of Arizona legislators. #everylegalvote. - Exposes how the 2020 election was rigged. https://youtu.be/Ztu5Y5obWPk.

Kelly, I've been through proof of fraud too many times. Much of this information is from my Realities of December, 2020. The evidence of fraud is there for anyone interested in seeing for themselves. But Americans are too easily bored, tired even of terminal threats. I found a scientific term describing what I call the Biden effect, vis-à-vis China, "A global catastrophic risk..." "A Potential global catastrophic [risk] includes anthropogenic risks, caused by humans (technology, governance, ... Those that will affect all future generations and are "terminal" (meaning that they cause a complete end to the object ..." Sounds a little scary doesn't it. The fragility of existing American security defense against Communist China can be demonstrated by the recent (continuing?) pipeline attack: "Gas Pipeline Hack Leads to Panic Buying in the Southeast ...
https://www.nytimes.com › 2021/05/11 › business › colon..." "19 hours ago... Southeast on Tuesday, leaving thousands of stations without gasoline as a vital fuel pipeline remained largely shut down after a ransomware attack." This is a preview of coming events - watch China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran emerge like lean, armored cicadas, to feast on our unattended republic.

Yes, I know, China isn't blamed here. But this is further evidence of the pathetic weakness which Biden's "Pretendancy" is dangling before our very hungry enemies. And, again, yeah, I know this all sounds too paranoid for liberal ears. But remember, paranoia is defined as an irrational fear. All this stuff about alleged election fraud has passed the scientific smell test, from mere allegation, to evidence, to proof of fact. But our Communist Chinese enemies don't give a damn about confused American political debates - debate under communism can get you killed.

Let's find a public forum large enough to display all evidence of fraud and have all deniers examine it, an enormous Show-and-Tell for those interested in understanding the scientific facts resulting from thorough scientific scrutiny of the evidence.

Please note the distinguished qualifications of the scientists I've cited who looked at the evidence, therefore the validity of their conclusions. As always, the challenge to you remains: Show us where we're wrong! You can't.

Joe Biden is an imposter.